The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on August 30, 1944 · Page 8
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g Wednesday, August 30, 1944 gfa e gafcerrttelb CalifortKan Helene Bing Arrives Home From Overseas Service BY BETH DYK After serving at the front, during which her experiences ranged from ministering to boys just nut of battle, to travel through mined waters in a yacht. Miss Helene Bing. the daughter of Mr. an I Mrs. Dana C,. Bing. -4.'_' Oregon street, arrived home yesterday from Africa and Italy, wheie she had been an overseas recreation worker for exactlv 12 months- July 30 to July 30. She is now home for a period of recuperation. Her first three months in Africa were spent between Casablanca and Ornn. It was a usual thing to lie stationed L'M miles behind the fri.nt lines, and it was common, at tiist. to have scant water and no light, and heat She lived on K rations, and liked them, reporting that they made excellent "snacks." On one occasion of a fi\e-day leave, she visited an island, but on the day ol return it was learned there had been a raid in Naples and planes had been known to drop mines in the waters between her .- nd the mainland. No boats would he traveling until the area had been swept, so it became necessary to charter a yacht, to get back, which she did. She wa:. in Cassino a week after it was taken over. During the big push in March, the patients were flown directly to her hospital, with only first aid having been administered. This brought the front Michael Bruce Klopp Telephone Offices Dies at Hospital Moved Following Fire very eloso. indeed. Miss Bing reports In one i if 11' hea \ ier raids. I nun Its \vorc dropped on two of the hospitals, it being presumed that the raiders uere unloading before they left for the north. Miss Ming went to a performance i if the "Merry Widow" hy mi Knglish Company In a r.oyal Italian tlieater. Hetwecn acts two and three, an air raid shook the house. Miss Ring's hox slilvered violently, hut. the play wont on. The actors were British, and were used to such oecurnnees. The lights had gone out. hut fla.shlights were borrowed from the audience, scenery chanced, and a hej.ntifn) performance turned out. Although her hag,;ag. !•" Hli U '"'• lo\\ ing her. Miss Hiuu produced from her ovi-nigiM cat-' a liit of lethal locking flak, picked up in one nf i he raids in 'lal 1 Miss liing reports main pleasure I rips Icf l.enevcnto in southern Ital\. .Uoried spot nvist recently puMicixed in Life tii.iga/.ine. During her stay in l!ie war/ones many Bakerwfleld boys were served in the hospitals in which .she worker]. Several, including a hoy in Naples, called upon .Mr. and Mrs. Bing. with messages from their daughter She received The California!! regularly and reports that the California hoys road it avidly. KM rout' home. Miss. Bing visited with her brother. Gerald Bing, and family in Sacramento. '' SHARING »y M.\K SAl NDKKS Michael Hi nee Klupp, infant son nf Dr. and Mrs. Malhew K'lop, IM07 Lake street. Hakerslield. died August 29 ;il a local hospital. The hody is at llopson Mortuary. where funeral services are pending. Doctor Klopp is serving at a Vnited States Navy hospital in Australia. Surviving the haby. who was born July 1. 3!i-H In Bakorsfiold, are his parents, and grandparents. Dr. and Mrs. Floyd ,!. Klopp. Bakors- tiold, and Mr. ami Mis. \V. I-. Jarret t. Bakersfield. The Kern Mutual Telephone Company in McKittrick has established Huarlers In the McKittrick hotel following the fire Monday afternoon which completely destroyer] the telephone, building as well as two dwellings, a service garage and an automobile. More than ((."> percent of th" linos are now working, according to Fred Mitchel. lineman for the company, who said that estimated damage Is $11,00(1. No plans have been made for reconstruction of the building because of material shorlagos. he said. ' Kern County Merchants AKE EXTENDED AN INVITATION TO VISIT OUR SHOWROOM Now Open With a Complete Line of Everyday and Holiday Lines of • Toys • Games • Gifts • Sundry Lines DAILY 11:00 A. M. to 8:00 P.M. and by Appointment • Wholesale Only SCOTT & GILBERT CO. "LKS" SCHAKFEK Representative 204 Lit ('oliim Drivr La CiTsfa—Phone 6-«820 understand us" imtuent of a lender of a Centt-r Ih' 1 oilier ilav Mthint: ne\\ in the plaint of youth that il is misunderstood by adults. It hasn't been so long since the adolescents of the L'"s no\v adults were issuing the same complaint. "Flaming Youth" and "The Flapper" and "The l,ounge Tyixard" WT're the tap lines of the lins. the "It" girl a little iatei have only been replaced by the Jitterbug, the Clamor Girl and tin; Pick-up <;irl. Despite the fact that history repeats itself, modern youth is placed in a peculiar predicament that youth of other years did not have lo face. The boys and girls of I'.HT argl 1:1 is, who arc now parents, did not problems as their dron do today. Hoys and girls of leen age today are regarded as still tot) jouug to be recognized by parents or older persons as being capable of rui.- uing their own lives. Parents are correct In assuming too much freedom merely permits boys and girls to run their lives. On the other hand, youth I.s being given adult responsibilities in many fields. Boys and girls have been working during the summer on jobs that mature and seasoned workers formerly held. They have been working on such jobs before and after school. They" are making large sums of money that youlh even in Hie al'lluciit "'is never owned. Too much of the time, youth h.is not been ^jiveii any training in ihril't or handling of money. Small parental doles have meant only "good time money." so it i.s natural with their own earnings that the same financial bent bo followed. There arc. of course, the maladjustments i hat proximity to military life gives to youth. A boy of Hi may have a brother or friend of IS who goes into the armed services. Jn the short space of time, the lad of IS, formerly on a par with the. lad of !(!, suddenly becomes an adult He is admired and respected by adults through the virtue of donning a uniform. The younger boy is still treated around home and by his friends as though he were still just a small boy. There i.s no overnight miracle of a uniform to change his status. Youth, coining of age, resents such disparities. The teenage youlh no longer looks forward l» learning a trade, entering business or going U college. He knows his career will begin sharply at IS in defense of his country. For the teen-age boy. heroic sacrifice for one's country does not blot out Hie possibility o.' extracting all the pleasure there is from shortene.il civilian days. Naturally, there will be trouble abrewing for youlh that anticipates responsibilities and heavy responsibilities, and yet has not received any training for accepting t licni. (Jirls, too. are thrown wit!) boys of unsettled and unstable lives. They. too. have too much money lo spend, too much leisure in other instances and certainly in areas of army and navy camps, too many temptations to appear more adult and knowing than they actually are. The "pickup girl" i.s a direct result of young girls imbibing phoney glamor and Men, Attention! Victory Depends on Heavy-Duty Tires We are failing to produce the tires which our armed forces require to win a speedy victory Failure to meet tire production schedules is the result of a manpower shortage in tire plants You Can Help Now! by Taking a Job in a Los Angeles Tire Plant Good paving and permanent jobs are available lo you in Ihc Los Angeles plants of the following rubber companies: Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. B. F. Goodrich Co. U. S. Rubber Co. You may obtain an employment interview with representatives of these companies Thursday and Friday, August III, September 1, at the United States Employment Service 1300 Seventeenth Street Bakersfield, California You A re Needed! No previous experience in the tire industry is necessary. lookiriK for .-ulvonturo ;m<l rxritn- nirnt of thf times that she thinks .-in 1 hrr dun. I'iirrnts need more u isiloin to<l;iy Hum ever hrfiiro lo Ut'(>|' youth in its proper eh:mne|.«. This they can ilo hy providing proper lt'«?n- a^e enjoyments and rocoKnix.inR every channel in Ihe community leads Inward a forced adulthood for hoy.s and jjirl.s who themselves are trying desperately to understand a mad world. Youth Itself, despite the larger numbers reaching the juvenile courts, has had remarkahlc ballast and has succeeded in many instances in co-operating to solve pri ihlems. .Many schools hoast youth councils that are assisting less fortunate youths to reach a inoic normal balance In living i inly :! per i i nt of youth can lie chalKcil up as juvenile clelin- i|Ucnl«. as real casualties of war on Hie home front. accordiiiK to a repi cscntatUe of uhe California Youth Aut norily. Three per cent of youths can justly claim. "Adults do not understand us. ' The teen-age youth centers are certainly constructive possibilities in the lives of hoys and girls who are right in believing that they need a place, to go where they can )>j themselves not charged with heavy adult responsibilities one moment and be regarded the next as just a young and Irresponsible member of a family group. Elmer Hudson Wins Camera Club Prizes Khx and second prizes in the Tejon c'amara Club's architectural competition held at a meeting -Monday night at the home of Kd Uarrow were won by Klmor Hudson for his pictures of a California mission and the entrance to a brick building. Vice President Harold llendricks announced today. Darrow claimed third pluce for his shot of the Kern County Park mill. .Mure than L'I; prints were entered in this . month's contest, which was judged by staff members of Edward's Camera Kxchange. Subject for next month's competition is kodachrorne. SCHOOL TAXES HIT $3,044,094 $1,782,711 RECEIVED FROM STATE IN YEAR OIKS HERO — Pi-lvnte John B. flarrlK. son of Mr. and Mrs. 'P. B. Harris of Modesto, was killed at St. Lo. Franco. July 3<i. Ho had hooii in Km ope since March. 11)44, and had participated in the invasion. Private Harris served with llio Infantry. He attended local schools and Hakeisl'ield High Sciiool. His sister. Mrs. C,erald Jiavis. resides at Join TruxUm avenue. Final Story Hour Held at Library The last of a series of story hours conducted for children at the Baker Street Branch Library during the summer was held Tuesday with Miss Laurell MoYey. children's librarian telling the stories. Story hours will be held for children at the school libraries during the \oar. Stories told Tuesday include ".Master of All Master." "1'ito ilocse." and "The Bee,' the Harp, the Mouse and the Bumblock." Local Marine Corps Corporal Wounded Corporal Flobert D. Hloxani. United States Marine Corps, has been wounded in action, according to a report by navy department through United Press. In a previous report. Corporal Bloxham was wounded in .lanuary. 1944. His parents. Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Bloxham. reside in Bakersfield. School taxes on property in Kern county totaled $2.iil:!,401 for IJ.'ii- 193::, dropped to $1.380.026 tor 19331!)34, with the transfer of county school support to the state treasury, and climbed to $3.044,094 for 19431944, California Taxpayers Association stilted today, making public its current analysis of school support in California. Apportionments by the state government to the school districts of the county totaled $5!iY.030 for 19321933. jumped to $1.281,251 for 19331934, amounted to $1,782,711. for 19431944 the association found. Pupils in average daily attendance in the public schools in the county numbered IS.170 for 1931 1932. IS,327 for 1932-1'.'Ml! and 24,205 for 1942- 1H43. the association found. State apportionments are based on the average daily attendance ol the year preceding, it was pointed out. Property taxes and state school apportionments make up the bulk of public school support in California, with the federal government contributing for various special types of education, the association said. Throughout the state, property taxes levied for the schools totaled $108.947,646 for 1932-33, dropped to $59.699.354 for 1933-34, and reached $104,262.937 for 1943-44. State aid for the same years was $30,139,, r )6r> for 1932-33, .lumped to $69,430,350 for 1933-34. and amounted to $78.914,721 for 1943-44. Average daily attendance in California public schools was 9t;r>.44li in 1931-32, 9S6.498 in 1932-33, and 1.03S.13S in 1942-43. Under the provisions of Proposition No. !l on the November ballot, school apportionments from state taxes would be increased $13.000.000 next year. Lt. Earl C. Edgar Missing in Europe lieutenant Karl C. Kdgar, husband of Mrs. Shirley Kdgar. 1421 Baker street, has been missing in action in the European area since August 7. 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