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Wednesday, August .in.'IDII) Staff Sergeant Cliff \V. Easley, Jr. Two postal cards from Germany written by Staff Sergeant Cliff VV. Easley, .Ir., show that he \va.s safe and well in April and June, the dates they were mailed. Cliff Kasley, who used to live at 2J(i Hermosa. Drive. La Cresta. was reported missing in action over Germany on his sixteenth mission. 1-1 is Flying Fortress was shot down last February. His many friends here will receive notification of his safety with pleasure and they will all hope that the Avar's progress will be such that lie will soon bo * home. Mark Wilson Mark AVilson. Southern Pacific agent here, befriended a lonely w sailor the other evening rind the kid wanted to do something for him and all he had was some souvenir propaganda sheets dropped by Jap pilots over American positions in the Pacific islands. Mr. Wilson took a few of them to make the kid happy and the young sailor went on his way. Sappy Propaganda Mr. Wilson showed me the stuff and as propaganda it is about as sappy as anything you could imagine. The priming was poorly done and the ciuality of the paper was like that stuff you find wrapped about cheap firecracker packages. One of the propaganda sheets had an inscription reading something like this: "Here's all you do. Come towards our lines waving a white flag with your gun. mu7.i-.le down on the left shoulder. Show ticket to sentry. Any number may surrender." Another sheet showed a girl dressed in a green sweater with a. red tarn—the idea, being to make an American soldier homesick for the girl bank in the States. Still another propaganda sheet depicted the decaying body of a soldier in the jungles of New Guinea with a citation by General MacArthur. One sheet was a. piece of pic- ; torial obscenity of a type to appeal to a lecherous moron in. a mental institution. ^ Australians, Too Another showed an American soldier making love to an Australian's girl, the presumption being ''-fhat the Australian was away fighting and the Yank beating his time, with his sweetheart. It was all pretty crude junk and the reaction it actually induces is to make the Americans laugh, so it is probably pretty good for their morale at that. More Servicemen Eddie Gutowski, reported to me as a veteran at Tulagi, will go to Boston for his next assignment. He saw several local boys while he was in the Pacific . . . Hoscoe J. Lane of Rosedale and Bill Hefner of Cawelo, who trained in the marines together at San Diego and then were separated, met again recently in a foxhole at Saipan. They both went to Bakersfield High. . . . Jack Durrett has been promoted to the rarlk of first lieutenant. He is a fighter pilot and has had 20 months overseas with General Chennault. He served before that in Italy and is now reported to lie in China. . . . He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J-l. N. Durrelt, 1H27 Locust Ravine. . . . Lieutenant Morris E. Harrison is in hard training with an infantry outfit at Camp Atterbury, Ind. . . . Tom Hasper is serving as a quartermaster on a submarine in the Pacific. . . . He * recently me.t Gale Jones, son of Dr. A. C. Jones, on a Pacific island. . . . Tom's brother, Sergeant Donald, is with the Eighth Air Force in England. . . . Tom also * reports meeting Don Monan of this city recently. Red Cross Group to Meet on Thursday Sewing work on layettes and knitting of afghans anjj sweaters will occupy members of the Red Cross group of the local branch National Council of Jewish Women. Thursday night at a .semi-monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. II. L. Klakoff, 242 El Cerrito. Mrs. Dan Kasden heads the group. Announcement was made that a proposed organization meeting of ad- vwory war council in San Franciscso, October 10 to 12, had been postponed until after 1945, in co-operation with war transportation authorities. News of the postponement was contained in a letter received earlier this month from the national council president. Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument Display Near the Office Phone 7-7185 5458 to Attend Schools Increase of 300 Predicted in High Schools in County Approximately 5-158 students, representing an increase of more than JJOU over last fall, are expected to enroll in the secondary schools of the Kern County Union High School district this Friday and Saturday in preparation for the beginning of classes next Tuesday. Based on a prc-registralion figures as well as carefully computed enrollment trends, indications now point toward an upswing in the enrollment in three schools of the district, while n slight decrease will probably occur in the oilier three secondary schools, according to :in announcement by Dr. Thomas L. Nelson, district superintendent of the Kern County Union High School district. With an estimated enrollment for this fall of .'14!)0 students. Bakersfield High School will probably have an increase of 250 pupils over the registration of last October, while East Rakersfield High School, with 1175 students expected to enroll, predicts an increase of Tl over last fall. Shafter High School also expects to have an increased registration, with an estimated :!5:i for this fall against 31"> last October, an increase of 3S pupils. j Decreases in enrollment arc antlci- j paled at Bakerfield Junior College, I with 250 students expected for this | fall against 2T4 last. October; Me- Kariand High School with Kill ex- peeled as contrasted with 1S5 last fall: and Kernville Junior High School, with .'10 pupils expected as against 41 last fall. The total predicted registration of 545S in the district for this fall would appeal- to indicate a gain of more than ;ioo pupils over last fall, when October registration figures showed a total of 5i:)S, school officials stated. Iflfi Teachers To provide instruction will be a district-wide teaching staff of Iflfi teachers in addition to the principals and district administrators. Included are :!1 new teachers who will replace teachers on leave or who re- sisned during the spring and summer. In preparation for the opening of school next Tuesday, September 5. Principal L. W. Hedge announced the following registration schedule for Bakersfield High School: Friday, September 1, from 32:30 to 4 p. in,; Saturday. September 2, from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.; and Monday, September 4, from fl a. m. to 2:30 p. m. School buses will operate Monday on the usual routes, tiut one hour later than regular schedule. Classes will begin Tuesday morning, September 5. For East Bakersfield High School, Principal Kenneth W. Rich stated that registration would be held for freshmen IB students, Friday afternoon, September 1, at 12:30 and 2:30 p. m.. and on Saturday from 9 a. in. to 4 p. m. Registration also will be conducted on Monday for bus students. School will open Tuesday morning. September 5. Registration for Bakersfield Junior College students will be completed Friday afternoon, September 1, all day Saturday, and on Monday morning, according to Miss Grace V. Bird, director, who announced that school will begin Tuesday. Principal H. W. Kelly'of Shafter High School stated that registration will be held this Friday afternoon from 1 to 4 o'clock and Saturday from 8:30 to 4 p. in. As at most of the other schools of the Kern County ! Union High School district, classes j will begin Tuesday, September 5. I Registration at McFarland High School will take place this Friday afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock, and on Saturday from !) to 12. and 1 to 5 p. in. Principal L. A. Wiemers also announced that registration would continue on Monday,, September 4, from 9 to 12 and from 1 to 3 p. rn. Classes begin Tuesday, September 5. Kernville Junior High School will conduct registration Monday, September 4, with sqhool opening the next day, according to the school calendar. Thomas B. Merson will be the new principal. L. A. Wiemers, former principal, has been appointed principal of McFarland High School and took up his duties on his new assignment this summer. Commenting on the predicted increase in enrollment for the new school year, Doctor Nelson stated that an influx of war workers, agricultural laborers and returning servicemen would no doubt contribute to larger enrollments in some of the secondary schools of the district. He pointed to the housing shortage as an indication of the increased population in the general area. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 14 WITH US TODAY Walter F. I/owe, Los Angeles. Business. Padre hotel. K. C. Shaffer, Los Angeles. Business. Padre hotel. Charles \ t . Chase, Pittsburgh, Pa. Business. Bakersfield inn. Charles Herbert, Gillett, Wyo. Business. Bakersfield inn. Mr. and Airs. Thomas Griisom. Tulare. Business. Porterl'ield hotel. TIRE WORKERS SOUGHTIN CITY MEN NEEDED TO WORK IN L. A. PLANTS With a shortage of heavy duty tires aheady handicapping the operations of the armed forces overseas,, the four Los Angeles tire manufacturing concerns today extended their campaign to recruit workers to Bakersfield, according to announcement by George I. Lewis, manager of the office of the United States Employment Service in Bakersfield. Interviewers representing these companies will be at the Bakersfield office of the United States Employment Service, 1300 Seventeenth street, from S a. m. to 5 p. m. Thursday and Friday to interview applicants. The need for male workers. Man- j ager Lewis stressed, is particularly j acute. Xo previous experience in j the tire industry is needed and per- I sons employed will be paid while learning, it was announced. I'lenly of Rubber "We have plenty of rubber. That crisis long since has been overcome. But a shortage of workers in tire plants, particularly the shortage of male workers In Los Angeles tire building factories, is preventing us from turning this abundance of synthetic rubber into the quantity of heavy duty tiros which our armed forces must have to continue their lightning advance in Europe and elsewhere," Manager Lewis said. "The importance of this recruitment campaign cannot be overemphasized. General Eisenhower has issued an appeal stressing the point that the need for heavy duty tires is the most pressing current need the armed forces face." the employment service manager said in urging workers to apply. TRUCKS BURN $31,080 FIRE SOAP CARRIER, TANKER COLLIDE ON RIDGE TV." uri\er- n.iiToul death Tiii'-d.-iv ;it :i.j:> p. .truck loaded w ith 11 to powder hurtling on 1 "!' conn FAIR EXHIBIT —Discussing plans for the huge commercial exhibit building at the Victory Foods scheduled for September 20 to 24, are John Ware. Pacific Gas and Electric Company: James Callagy retary-manager of the fair; Fred Jones of Standard Oil Company, and Dean 1'leper, in charge of the mercial exhibits at the fair this year. Fall- see- Exhibitors Should Reserve Fair Space Immediately Arrangements for exhibit space In conjunction with the lfl-14 Victory Foods Fair to be held at the Kern County Fairgrounds, September 20 to 24, should be made as soon as pos- j " '''.', SCHOOLS' COST REDUCED REPORT BY DR. NELSON TELLS TREND DROP PENSIONERS MEETING Plans will be made for a convention to be held here October 10-12 inclusive when old-age pensioners meet Sunday at 2 p. m. in the super- vigors room in the courthouse. The group will also make arrangements for a barbecue. Average cost of providing education per student in Kern County Union High School district through the ] 943-1944 school year was 1230.53, a decrease from the previous year, according to the annual statistical report just issued by Dr. Thomas L. Nelson, district superintendent. The report, showing enrollment trends, budgetary items and teaching loads, indicated that the cost per unit of average daily attendance for the school year, which concluded last June, was $10.87 less than the cost of providing instruction per student the previous year when the average cost per student was $247.42. The report also indicated that the average cost per unit of average daily attendance in the individual ! schools of the district varied. With an average daily attendance of I 3013.85 for the 1943-1944 school year, I the average cost per student at Bak- crsficld High School was $238.02. | With an average daily attendance of 1002.9.'!; the cost at East Bakersfield High School per student was $182.77. Shafter High School had an average daily attendance of 281.0!). with an average cost per pupil of $290.112. • McFarland High School had a cost of $289.20 per student for the 138.84 average daily attendance. With an average daily attendance of 08.01 Kernville Junior High School showed an average cost per student of $210.89. All schools showed a decrease in the cost per unit of average daily attendance except Shafter High School, which was $0.04 more in 1943-1944, than the previous year. The statistical report also indicated that the average teaching load of the year, which ended this summer equalled approximately that of the average teaching load in prewar years. A slight increase was shown for the 1943-1944 school year over the previous year, chiefly due to the fact that the load was lighter in 1942-1943 because of the larger number of student drop-outs. The average load per teacher in Bakersfield High School during the past school year was 22.15; at East Bakersfield High School, 21.98; Shafter High School, 15.07; McFarland High School, 17.37; Kernville Junior High School, 17.5; and Bakersfield Junior College, 10.01. sible, fair officials pointed out todav. Dean Pieper, chairman of the exhibits and entertainment, reported that space is being taken up rapidly at the present time and urged all firms planning to participate in this phase of the fair to "get their requests in early in order to avoid possible disappointment." Outlying Communities Representatives of outlying communities planning to enter exhibits were also urged to complete their arrangements for space as soon as Tlossible. Taft. Delano, Shafter, Mojave, Kernville. Arvin and other ureas are expected to be represented during the four-day showing and space is being held aside for their entries. Pieper added, however, that fair officials could not set aside exhibit space merely on the anticipation that certain commitments would be I taken up at a later date. Space for I community exhibits will be held Wednesday, September III. a week before the opening of the fair and if not called for by that time, will be released to commercial exhibitors. Entertainment Meanwhile, spectators at (he fail- are assured of a well-rounded program of entertainment. Arrangements are now under way for the presentation of military bands from nearby fields: radio broadcasts direct from the exhibit building, and other features. Jim Callagy. secretary-manager of the fair, indicated (hat the livestock show would be even bigger and better than during previous years and reported that much attention has been focused on this attraction from a. number of communities throughout southern California. Permits Needed by Minors Employers Must Have Okay by September 4 Employers must obtain new permits for the employment with a south bound tank tru<i< carrying TIHIO gallons of ]<•>' "ci.uie gasoline, started a file which com- pletel.v dnstroyei] both ii'ucks and cargoes at a loss of .<:',! "x" ,-ndan- gered grass on both *id> i of the highway and held up tiafflc for more than throe hours. :i'<-Miding to the county fire department. Eleven fire trucks and a bulldo.-ci were rushed to the scene to sa vc two endangered high gia\it>- oil tanks at the side ,,( th" I'.H] and prevent Ibe flames from spreading to nearby forest land. E. 1>. Freeman. Los Angeles, driver of the gas tanker owned bv Martin Transport Company. Conip- lon. jumped from the rah upon see. ing the oncoming soap truck, who.se drhvr. Kmmett .Merrill, San Leandro, remained in the vehicle in nn effort to control it until the crash, suffered minor cuts, it was reported. Highway ItlncUed The highway was blocked for more than three hours, with highway pa| trohnon stopping all cars and i doy.ens of buses. Muses were al: lowed to contjuue their trips in two hours under patrol escoit. ! Losses Loss of Sl^.S-in is estimated fur the completely destroyed gasoline truck and cargo, and owner of the soap carrier. Kugene I). Hilton. Oakland, reports ? 12.240 loss, firemc.il state. Dry Rot on Tomato Plants Explained Condition Caused by Lack of Water Adviser States i have liii- a grayish of minors 1)V September 4, it prior to the appearance of the rot. Victory gardeners. wh< ticed a black dry rot or soft rot on the blossom end of their tomato plants, will be interested in an explanation of this disorder bv II. C. Meith, assistant farm adviser. Mr. .Meith says that the condition is not caused by diseased organism, but by a deficiency of water in the iilant, possibly one or two weeks "A" Gas Books Mailed Applications Should Be Sent to Board "A" gasoline ration hooks are now being issued by the K;ist Hakersfield rationing board, it was announced today by board officials. The books are being mailed to the public, however, instead of being issued over the counter. Applications for renewal should be mailed to Hi.- applicant's board accompanied by the buck cover of the current "A" book, which is headed "<'ertilicatioii of Bookholder" and the tire inspection record. Application blanks are available at service stations. There will be no changes in the monthly gas rations. Coupons in the new book, however, will be worth four gallons instead of tile previous three. Kvery three months, six of the 4-gallon cotii'ims will become valid to provide -4 gallon.- of gasoline in each three-month validity period. With every renewal of the basic "A" ration, a new form, known as a mileage rationing record, will be issued to replace the tire inspection record of all "A" book holders. The new form will have to be presented to the board with every application fo> - a special or supplemental ration with the exception of fleet or official rations. If the applicant has tin-own away or lost the back cover of the current "A" book, in order to secure a renewal, he must prove that: He has a car. which entitles him to a basic "A" ration: be has a currently registered car and that It is in use; and he has no application for a renewal [lending at any rationing board. Sugar Beets in Kern Will Be Studied at Meeting The present and future of the sugar beet industry in Kern county will be discussed and studied at tomorrow night's dinner meeting of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce directors and the organization's industrial council at Hotel El Tejon. Dinner will be served at 7 o'clock and Chairman A. H. AValker, of the agricultural department, will preside. Guests will include .1. W. Hooney, of Oxnard, general manager of the American Crystal Sugar Company and his superintendent: Gordon Lyons of Stockton, secretary-manager of the California Beet Growers' Association: William Hallene, -of Stockton, assistant manager, who will present two films in color and souijd showing the operation of the new sugar beet harvester and other developments in the industry, and Ward C. Waterman of the Spreckels Sugar Company. The meeting will mark the monthly session, of executive and advisory directors and President Charles P. Lake announces that business will be minimized. Chief items of business for directors will be the ratification of nominations for directors in the districts of .Mr. Lake and Vice-president F. R. Kalloeh. The industrial council of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce is fostering the expansion of the sugar beet industry which embraces industry, in addition to agriculture, with announcement that if acreage is sufficiently increased in Kern county, a sugar beet factory will bo erected here. Three major sugar companies have conducted preliminary studies of sugar beet expansion programs I in this county. Fifty beet farmers have been invited to attend the meeting, which is county wide and open to anyone who is interested. Dinner reservations must be made by 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon with the Kern County Chamber of Commerce. Co-operating with Chairman Walker of the agricultural council in arranging the meeting for tomorrow evening's meeting is A. L. Trowbridge, chairman of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce Industrial Council, and Manager Emory Gay Hoffman. Farm Advisor Marc Lindsay and Agricultural Commissioner Ij-wis Burleh estimate that between 10.0110 and IT,,001) acres will be planted to sugar beets in Kern county this year. was announced today by John F. McCarthy, deputy labor commissioner, who said that only school authorities can . grant work permits to minors. | The stale laws declare that | no minor under IS years of i nge mid over Hi years of age who i is required to attend school mid no ; minor under l(i years of age shall I be allowed to work without; M permit. School authorities issue work permits thnt allow outside work only in proportion to time Hint does not detract too much from their studies. Subject To Cancellation Permits to work and permits to employ minors are .subject to cancellation by the labor commissioner or by the .superintendent of public in- or by the issuing aiithor- This deficiency of water in the plant results when the leaves lose j moisture faster than the roots are; able to supply it. Factors which [ may cause this unabaJance arc tin- \ proper irrigation methods, diseases j of tomatoes tliat block water conduction through the stem, and excessively high temperatures. Heavy irrigations are advisable to correct this disorder, (he agricultural adviser stated. He said that an irrigation that will allow the. water to penetrate to a. depth of 4 or 5 feet, every 2 or 3 weeks should be adequate. Standard Will Begin Test Well in Lost Hills Field Standard of California will begin a test well in September which it pJaus to drill to a depth of about two miles on its Calm property in the Lost Hills oil field, located between Kettleman Hills and Elk Hills. 'Four other California oil companies. General Petroleum, Richfield, Universal Consolidated and Union, are co-operating in the exploration. The Lost Hills area has long been an enigma to the petroleum industry. Oil was. discovered there at shallow depth in 1907. By 1930, geo- T logists recognized Lost Hills as a great closed anticline similar to Ivet- tleman Hills. Subsequently, eight wells were drilled in an attempt to obtain oil from deeper zones productive at Kettleman and elsewhere. All these wells were fuiluro'. The cowl of some of the operations was excessive because of the difficulty in shutting off the enormous quantities of flowing water encountered. It is now hoped that, advantages of a new location and improved drilling technique will be sufficient to enable Standard to drill its Calm test through the strata carrying flowing water and down to the Eocene sands, which have been prolific producers elsewhere but which have never been reached at . Lost Hills. During the week Standard completed its sixth Buena Vista well, .'I0« Section 2«, which extends the 27H pool further to the east. The well flowed at a rate of more than 690 barrels a day from 3545 feet. The company also brought In Murphy Coyote 141 at 6122 feet in the West Coyote field for more than 400 barrels a day. Four Elk Hills wells, 48-3:!S, 112- 34S, 42-34S and «5-33.S were also completed, and drilling began on 87-^'8S and 31-34S in the Naval Petroleum Reserve. M. D. Marmaduke, Councilman, Pies City Councilman M. D. Marmaduke, 2KOO Sunset avenue, died today ^at 11 a. m. at Santa Fe Hospital in Los Angeles. He was admitted to a local hospital three weeks ago and was moved last week to the Los Angeles hospital. Pvt. Wesley Barber Wounded in Action Private First Class AVesloy L. Barber has been wounded in action according to a report by (he navy department through United Press. Private Barber was serving in the marine corps. His mother. Mrs. Delia E. Havens, resides in Bakersfield. REPORTED KILLED — Sergeant Delton M. Phillips, who had previously been reported missing over -Humania, has been reported killed in action in the Mediterranean area on August 29, by the war department through Associated Press. Sergeaiu Phillips is the son of Mrs. Tlllie L. Phillip.s, uf 14ul Shama Drive, Olldule. New Gasoline Plant Scheduledjpr Kern Installation of equipment for (lie production of 100 octane gasoline at a Bakersfield plant by the Mohawk, Wilshire and Shell Oil Companies has been authorized by the Los Angeles office of the War Production Board, it was announced today. Technical equipment valued at $104,910 will be installed in Bakersfield, Wilmington and Xorwalk plants. $400 Taken From Mears Autq^Company M. G. Mears, of .Mcars Auto Wrecking Company, 22111 Edison street, is $400 the poorer for endorsing checks preparatory to making a bank deposit and leaving (hern in an open vault yesterday. Reporting the case this morning to the sheriff's office, Mr. Mears said he did not know the hour of the theft, but that ho noticed the prepared deposit was missing Tuesday afternoon. Criminal Department Chief Arthur R. Overtoil *aid this morning. The theft is under investigation by sheriff's officers. Lone Ranger of Movies Killed in Pacific BKACIT. Aug. 3(1. UP)—Sergeant Lee Powell, :!u, of the t'nited States Marine Corps, who as the red-masked Lone Ranger, rode his white stallion through ir> episodes of a. motion picture serial, has been killed In action, his widow, Mrs. Norma Powell, said today. With the marines in (he south Pacific since November, 194L', Powell fought at Tarawa «nd Saipan. Mrs. Powell said she was not informed HEIRESS 18 WED SAX FRANCISCO, Aug. DO. <UP> — Mrs. Muriel Vanderbllt Phelps, heiress to two large fortunes, WJIM married here last night to Lieu- ity. Permits to work or to employ minors must lie returned to the issuing authority within five days after a minor's employment terminates. Permits are not required for children employed by parents or guardians on farms owned and operated by them. California school laws require that minors between (he ages of S and Hi must attend full-time school unless exempted for special reasons outlined by law. Minors between 1C and IS years of age who have not been graduated from high .school and who are regu- ! larly employed must attend continu- I ation classes for at least four hours i per week. When not regularly employed' such j minors must attend such classes, for at least three hours per day. Other minors obtaining work per- • mils must have fulfilled certain .specific education requirements. • Hours of Kiiiplciymeiil i The hours of employment of minors are also strictly governed, i they are not permitted to work for j more than eight hours in one day ! or more than 4S hours in one week, i with a few exceptions. School time— i time required to be spent in school— j must bo included in limitation of the i S-hour day. The spread of hours is j also covered by the child labor laws and there are also occupational ru- j strictions. j Employers of minors under IS or] their agents must keep a separate I register containing the names, ages and addresses of employed minors, ; and also notice of the hours of work. I They must keep a record of all ! permits and certificates either to work or to employ minors. j Kvery owner, tenant or operator | of a farm employing parents having ] minor children in their immediate j care must post, at a conspicious ; place, easily read, a notice stating minor children are not allowed to work unless legally permitted and | unless work permits have been secured. Failure to comply with provisions of the child labor laws is punishable ! by fines ranging up to $^no or jail sentences ranging up to six months ; or both fine and imprisonment. S. P. Head Speaker at Civitan Meeting K W. Mitchell, superintendent of the San .louqtiin division of Soulhei n Pacific Huilroiid, addressed the Clvi- tan Club Tuesday at- the organization's weekly meeting, according to J. C. La.ster, publicity chairman. The .speaker told of the increased wartime service which his company is giving in spite of the current labor shortage. Body of Man Found in Local Hotel Room ; The bods' of Sidney Algine Dickey, '• .'!.">, was discovered yesterday noon I in a local hotel room when an em- ployo entered Dickey's Pooin, and the death was reported to police and I the coroner's office immediately, j police said today. i While there were bruises on the ! body, the cause of death bad not i been determined this morning. Lieutenant Lounsbury reported. An effort has been made by officers to locate relatives of the deceased, and his associates at Inyu- kern, where be had been employed as a laborer, were being contacted in an effort to further identify him, it is reported. Dickey was last seen alive about 7:::o .Monday morning when he was complaining- of a bean disease, according to a report released by Lieutenant Lounsbury this morning. The body is at. the Payne & Son Mortuary pending- autopsy, which Is scheduled to take place late today, Lieutenant Lounsbury said. Agriculture Is Topic of Rotary Speaker "Agriculture and Livestock Hais- ing" was the topic of a speech given by Howard K. Dickson, agriculture instructor at the Bakersfield High School, for the Oildale Rotary club ,-U 12:10 p. m. Tuesday in Elliot hall. K. I). Myers, secretary, announced today. Muss Taylor gave a talk on an article printed in a recent issue of j the Rotarian magazine. entitled ! "Maybe It's Time." i Ted Waltimire and Ed Myers were j fined for having birthdays in Au- : gUSt. I Mr. Myers said that Past Presi- j dent X. H. Farnham presented President Hoshaw with a rotating club president lapel button. Special guests of the day included Norman Hefner. E. Wayne Taylor. Floyd Cope, and O. R. Dibblee. Visitors attending were Bob Cot- lum and W. E. Birchfield. presidents of the Cakersfield and Taft clubs, respectively: A. B. Newby, from the Taft club. Henry Eisslcr. Howard Dickson, Erie Linfesty. L. M. Frick, .1. S. Gordon, Harry Hopkins, Warde D. Watson, .Monty Montgomery, George von Klein Smid, and Frank Digier. all from the Bakersfield club. Stamps were won by E. Wayne Taylor. Hal Boyle Struck by Motorcycle in Paris PARIS. Aug. SO. GP>— Hal Hoyb . Associated Press war correspondent, ! was injured yesterday when he was \ struck by a. motorcycle during the j American infantry parade down the ! Champs Elysecs. Ironically. Boyle had escaped > bombs, shells and bullets in the north African landings and m the j campaigns through Tunisia, Sicily.' Italy and northern France without j injury, although he nearly was i drowned when he went ashore in ! north Africa with the first invad- I ing Americans. ! Yesterday he suffered ripped back ; ligaments which will keep him in a j hospital three days. Doctors said he j narrowly missed more serious injury, j Services Set for Mary Judith Lane ! Services for Mary Judith Lane, In; fant daughter of Corporal and Mrs. i Joseph 1. Lane. Kglati Field, Flu., who died August 21! at Eglan Field, | will be held August ol at 10 a. m. at Flickinger-Digier Chapel, the Rev- j erend N. A. Christensen officiating.* i Interment will be in Babyland sec- j lion of Union Cemetery. | Parents of the child, who was born j July ti, 19-14, at De Funial Springs, ! Fla.. were well known in Bakersfield j where they were active in the Methodist Church. Surviving the, baby, besides her parents, are grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. I, K. Lane. Bakerstield: Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Gleason. Bakersfield; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. \Y. Snyder Highland- Mrs. Lila Carrier, Hakersfield. and Mrs. S. E. Gleason, Los Angeles. Services were also hold in Florida. 1200 Women Weekly 1944 Goal of WAVES more than 7.">.ooo women earing navy blue, thou- are needed, needed at the each remaining week of the 1944 quota is to be Valley Farmers Get Weather Forecast The weather forecast for the farmers of the southern San Joaciuin valley, as prepared by the I'mted States weather bureau in co-operation with the Kern county farm adviser's office of the agricultural extension service is reported to be: "A maximum of IOL' degrees today and US to inn Thursday and Friday'. The very low humidity at present will slowly rise to a range of -0 tu 4.~> per cent by Friday. The highuM temperature yesterday was HM!." ! Although are now \v sands more | rate of 12m' ' this year if | met, i! was pointed out today by | Hakersfield na\y recruiter, Leroy j Spicu/.xa. "WAVKS perform important naval duties. They serve where their efforts count most in winning the war. fill jobs which are vital in their own right ami, at the same tiini-, have replaced enlisted men who were thus released for .-oa duty. WAVES haven't come in merely a.s an adjunct. They have organised, as a part of the navy itself. Their jobs represent real military service in winning the war." Spicuzzu added. Women between 20 and :>(> with no children under IS are eligible for enlistment. Those wishing information regarding this brunch of naval serv- ico are asked to contact the navy recruiting station, room -1, Post Office building, Bakersfield. Telephone Sfan Hero Reported! Aj r Medal Awarded Youth Held on Navy Wounde ^ Action | to MissingWficer f \ G\ H'l K>i':it Xnrmri n \t Rpri n otit- i Desertion Charge Samuel Kugene Felton. 20. charged with deserting the I'nited Slates Navy during June was ar- tenaiit-Comniander John Payroll rested by police officers and is lie- Adams, Oakland, an officer in the | ing held pending instructions from navy medical corps. | the navy, the city police v tudd today. Corporal Norman M. P.eringer. United States Marine Corps, h:is been reported wounded in action by the navy department through t'nited Press. His mother, ilr.s Verdie A. Herlnger. resides at l!14. Decatur street, Oildale. Corporal Beringer was previously reported wounded February >'>, 1H4IS. The loivil marine was recently -cited for his oiilsUutd- iny action on Saipan. Flying his bomber plane directly In the face of attacking enemy planes, meeting them with such « hail of ammunition that they fled, earned the Air Medal tot Lieutenant (j g.) Clinton William Thomson, United States Naval Reserve. Lieutenant Thom.-on is noiv listed, its mUssing in action. HiH lather, John Tlumisuii, resides in ButtoyvN illuw.

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