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PIPEFULS ""' i* James N. Jackson Last month when I wrote a three-word biography of James N. V Jackson, and listed "Guadalcanal. Tarawa and Saipan," where during his 31 months service in tlie Pacific with the marines, he has fought bravely, I did not know that those three words would also serve as his epitaph. Today Mr. and -Mrs. W. L. Jack- Ron, of 715 Lilac, received notification from the war department that •Jim Jackson is dead of wounds. Ho r'was at Saipan and doubtless that is where he gave his life in action for you and me and the rest of us here. V We salute bis memory. He went through three of the, greatest battle ordeals of modern times and be went through them as a brave man. He gave his life in such a manner that the marines, his family and those of us at home must always feel obligated to carry on the things he died for in this war. The following letter Is from Jimmy Kadournis, former Bakersfield newspaperman now in the service: Dear Jim: Just a few notes by way of letting you know that I am still up here widening the Fresno beachhead, but now 1 am beginning to ' number my days in California. To Join I!-?9s I was transferred from a base unit a few weeks ago, and wound k up in a service group. This is going to be an interesting thing. however, inasmuch as we arc scheduled to join a B-29 group, probably in the midwest somewhere, and go across with the B-29 boys. It doesn't seem to be a military secret, then, that we will eventually wind up where this thing Is going to last the longest. "Housekeepers" Interesting enough, we will be a sort of "housekeeping" unit for the B-29ers — servicing their planes, etc.—while they go out and do all the "dirty work," so to speak. You see. in our group we have all types of officers and men who will serve as dentists, mechanics, mobile repair men, etc., and, in general, "keep house" while the B-29 boys accomplish their mission. , "Chair-a-Troops" My job In this squadron is something aside from what I have done, administratively, since I landed in the Chair-a-Troops. They call me ^a "classification specialist" now, ' and that is a fancy name, I confess, for the variety of jobs I must do. But my assignment primarily is to keep the soldiers' qualification cards up-to-the-minute, see that the men are working on jobs they are qualified for, and it is a rather responsible task, inasmuch as I am in the headquarters squadron which provides the bulk of the manpower in the service group. "Distinguished Filii>K Cross" Of course. I still don't think I am going to help end the war any sooner, but as a $fi6-a-month man I have no other choice than to do what they tell mo. They tell me I'll never win any medals on this type of job, although I believe that after spending some 15 months as a Corona commando I am entitled to the Distinguished Filing Cross, or something. I haven't yet given up hope. But all this must be very boring to a busy managing editor. I surmise that you are still tethered with your short cords to The Californian. You must have some sort of monopoly on headaches by this time what with serving as M. E., dishing out "Pipe- fuls" to the customers daily, and performing editorial writing. Anyway, Montgomery says the end of war is in sight. Of course, Churchill said about the same thing a couple of years ago, so frankly I am a trifle prone to taking a tongue-in-cheek attitude on "Monty's" prognostication. Ke- gards to the gang. As always, "JIMMY." Harold Reno Wounded in Action Private First Class Harold F. Tleno, United States Marine Corps, has been wounded In action, according to a report from the navy department through Associated Press. His mother, Mrs. Alma Roberts, re- Bides at 1013 Alta street. 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 (Krldaj, September 1, 1044) LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 16 NEW TEACHERS—Sixty-one teachers beginning service for the first time in the city elementary schools met with Superintendent John L. Compton Thursday morning at 10:00 o'clock. Some of these teachers have come from the states of Arizona, Michigan, South Dakota, Montana, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Minnesota. Set Fall Football Schedule Hedge Re-elected Head of Principals' Group at Meeting Establishment of a fall fool- 1 ball schedule, provisions for j driver education in the high i schools, and tentative plans ! regarding materials used in | the high school military guidance programs constituted ! the agenda of last night's i meeting of the Thirteenth j District of Secondary School j Principals Association, at Bakerslield Inn. at which time L. W. Hedge, principal of Bakerslield High School, was re-elected to the presidency of the association. Kc-clcclcd as secretary of the I group for the coining year was ' Kenneth \V. Rich, principal of East ; Bakersfield High School, and sue- I ceeding Stanford Hannah as elected i delegate to the state representative I council will be Harold Olson, district j superintendent of Delano Union ! High School. j Football Compelition j With many of the high school ath- I Ictic directors of the district present ! to assist with plans, a schedule allowing for football competition bei twecn county schools at night games : was worked out. details of whicfa i will lie announced later. In general, Mr. Hedge announced that in the i Class "A" league, two teams from i Bakersfiold High School, one team I from East Bakersfield High School, ! and one team from Taft Union High I School will compete. In the Class j "B" league, two teams from Bakers- j field High School, one team from Shatter High School, one team from East Bakersfield High School, and one team from Wasco High School will play. Driver Education Mr. Hedge announced that driver education will be a part of the school program this year, such a program being promoted by the state department, at the request of the United States War Department. Motivated to provide driver education in the schools by the two-fold purpose of increasing the surety of safety on the highways, and at the same time providing preinduction training in the manipulation of machinery, the association decided that the course would indued a thorough | background in the rules of the road and adequate safety measures. Mr. Hedge announced that the certificate, which will be issued to the students at the completion of their driver education course, will he accepted by the motor vehicle department in lieu of the examination usually required of the students before being able to acquire a driver's license, Military Guidance Mr. Hedge also announced that at last night's meeting tentative plans were, discussed for the distribution and use of the basic handbooks to be used by the schools in their military guidance programs. Used in this program as the basic handbook will be ihe war department's field manual, entitled, "Soldier's Handbook." Present at last night's meeting were District Superintendent Thomas L,. Nelson, Assistant Superintendent and Business Manager Theron Me- Cuen, Principal L. W. Hedge, Ath.- lotlc Directors Ernest Dalbom and J. B. Haralson, Bakersfield High .School; Miss Grace Bird, director of Bakersfield Junior College; Jack Frost, athletic, director Bakersfield Junior College; Principal Kenneth W. Rich, Attendance Supervisor Dan Reed, East Bakersfield High School; Principal H. W. Kelly, Athletic Director Lowell Todd, Shatter High School; Principal Harold Olson, Athletic Director J. E. Abbey, Delano High School; Principal Lester Smith, Athletic Coach Frank Griffin, Wasco High School; District Superintendent Paul Giddings, Tehachapi High School; District Superintendent Eugene Johnston and A'lce-Princlpal Kenneth G. Skeen, Taft Union High School, MEET CHIEF—Esther Foley of Bakersfield and Jessie Ford of Philadelphia. Pa., meet with Superintentcnt John L. Compton at a meeting Thursday of all teachers beginning service for the first time with the city elementary schools. Postwar Adjustment Forum Set Sept. 28 by A. A. U. W. Offering to Bakersfield the opportunity tn participate in a lively three-speaker forum considering the subject of America's postwar adjustment, the local A. A. t". W., with Mrs. Joseph LeConle acting as chairman of the central planning committee, will obtain services of three noted experts, who will present their views on this challenging topic, September 2S, il was announced today by .Miss Edna Keough, president of the local organization. Recognizing the interest constantly being demonstrated by local citizens, the planning committee has arranged for the general subject of America's postwar adjustment to be considered in the light of three topics: (1) The necessity of understanding the Allies for postwar peace; t-) economic and population trends;' (I!) labor and industry. Mrs. LeConte reports that the speakers to be chosen for the forum have specialized training and practical experience with the problems basic to these three topics, the discussion of which will do much to i clarify the issues underlying postwar • adjustment. | Fashioned after the manner of the much-listened-to radio feature. Town | Meeting of the Air, the forum will | give the audience the chance to j question the speakers on the issues j brought out during the evening's por- gram. Following the individual presentations by the speakers, they will be given a short period during which they may direct questions to each other, thus stimulating audience interest in the problems discussed and additional questions. Members of the local A. A. U. W. who are working on the central planning committee with -Mrs. LeConte, chairman, are Miss Edna Keough, Miss Eloise Nelson. Mrs. Aithur Herrald. Mrs. Robert Sbreve. Mrs. James K. Thrasher. Miss Elcy Me- Govern., Miss Barbara Warren. Mrs. Avery Allen. Miss Evelyn Schilling. Miss Keough announced today that advance reservations for the tickets to the forum may be secured by telephoning Mrs. Robert L. Shrcvc. S-S132. Proceeds of the forum will be used for the club's war work and education program. Red Cross Center to Close Labor Day The Red Cross Production Center, Twenty-first and Chester, will be closed Monday, Labor Day, according to Airs. Frank Kchamblin, production chairman. Beginning September 8, ihe center will be open Fridays from 9 a. m. to :i p. m. as well as Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a. m to 3 p. m. and Tuesday evening from 7 to 10 o'clock. Airs. Scbamblin said, adding that more volunteers are needed to make the surgical dressings and other articles now being urgently requested by the army. VA(iRAXCY CHARGE Police officers, together with Officer Albert Madden of the state board of equalization, last night arrested Roberta Harvey, 2125 Q street, on charge of vagrancy, Lieutenant J. H. Lounsbury reported today. URGE TRAVELERS TO CANCEL PLANS EXTRA LABOR DAY TRAFFIC DISCOURAGED In a report received by William J. Elgar, county chairman of the Office of Defense Transportation, Colonel .). Monroe Johnson, director of the ODT, said that prospective Labor Day train and intercity bus travelers had better cancel their plans unless their trips are directly connected with the war. "Only actual service with the armed forces or business directly connected with the prosecution of the war justifies taking up space on trains at this time," Colonel Johnson declared, "since the railroads of the country, taken all together, have now reached the full limit of their capacity to carry passengers. Month after month, trains have been carrying more passengers than they did even in 1943." "Extra Labor Day traffic," the ODT said, "would swamp railroad facilities, and delay and hamper essential travelers. It would subject all travelers to the ordeal of standing in closely packed aisles or vestibules, or waiting on station platforms while trains pull out without even space to stand in, or being required after boarding trains to give up purchased accommodations to make room for wounded soldiers. Any travel that is non-essential makes it that much harder for the railroads to do their main job of war transportation." Colonel Johnson said the latest in- i formation received by the ODT "indicates that over-all military demands for transportation which have shown no let up since the invasion, will not decrease for some i time to come." There will, he said, be sharp increases in certain classes ! of military passengers, such as cas- I ualtles and furloughed soldiers. Mexicans Entertain at Talent Program Troubadores de Mexico and a floor show by Mexican talent were the events featured at a dance Sunday night at the Union Avenue pavilion. Three of the entertainers were former Mexico City radio stars. Singers Included Seiitor Rafael Angel Olvera Sandoval, Senor Mi- Angel Olvera, Senor Miguel Cobosco- bos, Senor Jesua Rodriquez and Senor Salvador Vlllasenor. . Jose Sllva directed the music, for dancing. A bazaar held for the purpose of raising money for a fiesta, which is scheduled for September 15 and 16, was held on Saturday, at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. KILLED IX ACTION—First Lieutenant Owen Hugh Filkel, son of Mrs. Mary Ellen Filkel, 2544 Pacific Drive, was killed in action in England. August 5, 1944. Lieutenant Filkel was born in Pike county, III., December 3, 1917. After attending the Kern county grammar, high school and junior college, he entered the service in June, 19-11, and received his commission as second lieutenant at Williams Field, Chandler, Ariz., June 211, 1942. He served at Salt Lake City, Utah, Oelger Field, Wash., Ephrata, Wash., Alamo Field, Texas, Camp Hulen, Texas, Seabring, Fla., Clovis, N. M., and was last stationed at Lincoln, Neb., before going overseas on December 14, 1942. He was commissioned first lieutenant in England and was awarded the Air Medal for meritorious achievement as first pilot on. a B-24 Liberator. His brother, Sergeant George H. Filkel, who is stationed at the Harvard, Neb., Air Corps Base, under the command of Colonel Willie Lewis of Bakersfield, is home for the memorial service, which will be held Sunday, 11 a. m., Mountain View Church. Local Sergeant Gets Infantryman Badge For his performance of duty in action against the enemy in Bougainville. Sergeant James D. Kraywinkle, 501 Baldwin Drive, has been awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge. Kraywinkle, who has been overseas seven months, is a section sergeant in a veteran Infantry regiment which fought at Guadalcanal with other units of the America! Division securing the island on February 9, 1!H3. Again on Bougainville, the regiment distinguished Itself In the bloody battle for Hill 2SO. The division, formed in New Caledonia, is the only division in the United States Army having a name Instead of a number. SIBELIUS WORK DESTROYED STOCKHOLM, Sept. 1. UP>— All the manuscripts of Composer Jean Sibel- ius, were destroyed In a bombing of Leipzig, Dagens Nyheter reported from Helsinki today. The works were kw>t at a Leipzig music pub- Factory for Kern Crop^Set Sugar Firm Heads Favor Plant for County at Meet l!y MAKY K. JAYNES Rt'prcsen In lives from three major sugar companies are in favor of the construction of a sugar beet factory in Kern county, to create more competition and further the possibility of the development of the beet industry in the county, it was revealed at the sugar beet conference during the regular meeting of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce last night, at Hotel 111 Tojoii. Charles P. Lake, president of the chamber, says the sugar beet pro- Kfiun lits into the rotation of crops in the county, as it has a spring harvest, because it will o<|U!ili/o Ihe farm labor by having no demand for harvesters in the fall, during Kern's peak season: and the livestock raisers will benefit by the use of the unused portion of (be beets for livestock feed. J. W. Bouncy, of Oxnard, general manager of the American Crystal Sugar Company: Ward C. Waterman, of the Spreckcls Sugar Company: and Wiley Blair. Jr.. president of the Holly Sugar Company, are all of the opinion that Kern county has a bright industrial future. Sugar Heet Harvester Aiding in the harvesting of the crops would be the new sugar beet harvester, of which moving pictures were shown during the evening. One of these machines would cost the farmer $5000. However, there would bo a rental basis established if a factory wen- constructed In this region. The machines harvest from 250 to 300 acres a season. Marc A. Lindsay, farm adviser, slated that at one time the county bad a very bigb production during a season, and at present, farmers in Shaffer arc producing 24.000 and 25,000 tons to the acre. Walker Chairman | I. W. Walker was chairman of the : beet session and guests present, from 1 other cities enclnded: Robert C. Brown, agriculturalist of the Holly j Sugar Company: B. L. Bowcn. Me- j ! Farland, representative of the Amcri- i can Sugar Crystals Company; and C. j C. O'llare, of Oxnard and of the j American Sugar Crystals Company, j Ernest S. Ellery, new director nf i the community needs committee; and William J. Elgar. new transportation commute head, were presented to the group. In charge of general arrangements was Emory day Hoffman, manager of the Kern Chamber of Commerce. Pilot Believed Dead in Airplane Crash An unidentified pilot, believed to have been from the Mojave base, was reported to have crashed to his death today according to employes at Tehachapi Hospital who sent an ambulance to the scene of the accident. The crash Is believed to have occurred on the east slope of Cummings mountain in the vicinity of Oak creek where the county fire department was called to extinguish a one-half acre grass fire. The Mojave Air Base public relations office confirmed the crash but stated that it is not known whether the pilot was killed. His identity has not yet been released. LETTER CARRIER CONVENTION—II. L. Street, general chairman of arrangements for the California Letter Carriers Association, knows that the job of sending out invitations to the convention was well done because he gul one himself. His young son. .Michael, 7, is handing the bid to him. telling him the convention registrations begin Saturday at Hotel El Tcjon. State Letter Carriers Will Convene in City Sept. 2,3 Biennial convention of the California State Association of Letter Carriers will bring 250 or 300 guests to Bakersfield over Saturday and Sunday with convention headquarters at Hotel El Tejon, it was announced today. Registration of the delegates, who will come from practically every city in the slate, will begin Saturday at 1 p. in. at the hotel. Saturday will be given chiefly to festivities, with a dinner scheduled at 7 p. in. to be followed by dancing. The business session will begin at S::!'i a. m. Sunday at the local Eagles hall, while the Ladies' Auxiliary will hold its convention concurrently in the Spanish ballroom at the hotel. Official (.ucsls Among the official guests expected arc four national officers', in addition to the state executives. Among the latter will be Hugh Spaulding of Pasadena, president, who expects his entire staff to be present at the local meeting. The national officers will include RANGERSSLATE THREE-DAY RIDE WARREN WEBSTER WILL HEAD KERN GROUP I Reuben B. Kroner, of Seattle, mem- ! her of the executive hoard who will i be accompanied by Mrs. Krcnwr; I Everett II. Burns, of Los Angeles, | chairman of the committee on con- ; [ siitution and laws; Daniel It. Sulli- ; van. of San Francisco, treasurer, j and William J. Gorman, of Wash- i ington, U. C.. national secretary. i Officer Election | Election of stale officers and cither j business will be conducted at the ! Sunday meeting and the national [ officers will be among the speakers j of the day. II. L. Street has acted as general j chairman of the committee in charge of arrangements for the convention. Vermm Oldcrshaw. president of the local chapter, Xo. 782, has been assisting in directing all the reception plans. Other members of the committee include Harvey Thomas, housing; Robert Hilton, chairman of entertainment: Charles Hcnsley and James Bruuscll. refreshment.--:. Mrs. Brunsell hends the local women's auxiliary and Mrs. Vernon Cage Is chairman of convention arrangements for the women's group. , _^ Legion Gets Citation for Bond Drive Work, Three Killed in Accidents Man Held on Hit-Run Charge Following Fatal Accident ( Edward li. Udloek, 10, of 1310 Thirtieth street, is being held on suspicion of hit-and- run and manslaughter, according to Captain LeHoy F. Galyen, of the California State Highway Patrol, who reported that John Shore, 50, employe of the Pxosedalc branch of the Kern County Land Company, was killed yesterday while working on -,\ gate near the Seventh Stiiiulanl Uond. He was struck by MM automobile driver who continued on after bitting bini. Shore was taken to Mercy Hospital nnd Mien to the Seherb clinic, where lie was pronounced dead on arrival. The body is at Payne & Son Chapel. [ Descriptions of Trunk From descriptions of the hit-and- run red pick-up truck obtained from three fellow workers on the gate building job and from tools dropped along the highway, patrolmen were able to apprehend the driver before ii p, m. ; Captain Oalyen said that T'dlock j had been drinking and that tests will ] tell whether or not he was intoxi- ; caled. Second Hit, Run Victim Another hit and run victim Thurs- i 'lav was 70-year-old Pleasant Hart!'•>-, Houte (i, Box 693. who was Miuck and knocked unconscious shortly after sundown on Sterling Road near his home, according to attaches at Mercy Hospital where he was taken for treatment of minor abrasions and lacerations and dismissed to his family. The victim, who had been returning from a neighborhood store at the time of the accident, did not remember what had happened to him, according to his sister. TWO ARVIN RESIDENTS KILLED IN SOUTH Two Arvln residents were killed instantly yesterday when their cat- collided with a tanker in San Fernando, it was learned here today. Killed in the accident were Mrs. M. C. .Sayer and Mrs. William Yotz. Funeral arrangements are pending. Surviving Mrs. Sayer is her husband, former operator of the Arvin Cement I'ipe yard, now a farmer in that, district. Mrs. Yotz leaves her husband, of Arvin, and two children in the south. "HITLER" FOR DINNER EMPORIA, Kan., Sept. 1. (.£>>— Kansas Legionnaires have taken on a sizeable order—they're going to eat "Hitler" at their third war council of the state department in Emporia, opening this week end. "Hitler," is a big, fat steer already slaughtered and ready to be barbecued. WITH US TODAY J. E. Barry, Tulsa, Okla. Business. Southern hotel. Mr. anil Mrs. K. Logan, Rock Springs, Wyo. Business. Southern hotel. Mr. anil Mrs. R. Marks, DCS Moines, Iowa. Visiting. Southern hotel. Mr. anil Mrs. Cecil Rrililing, Urbana, 111. Business. Porterfield hotel. The Kern County Rangers, stale division of forestry, will make a three-day ride to Mount Breckcn- ridge and return, September 2, 3 and 4, under the command of Captain Warren Webster. Riders will assemble at 7 a. m. at the aircraft warning tower in the orange groves just north of Edison, riiling from there to Cottonwool! creek where the first problem will be worked out on the way up Cottonwood creek to the adobe corrals, where camp will be made. Sunday the group will work on still more problems in the higher timbered elevations of Breckenrldge, other problems will be worked out on the return ride Monday. Chef Ray Morales will be in charge of the chuck ! wagon. Captain Webster will be assisted on the trail by Rangers Dick Fleming, Robert Johnson and Jack C'arley. Elmer Sadocchi, of the sheriff's posse, will act as judge of the maneuvers, assisted by Wally Bernard, noted Hollywood horseman. Hand Chief 1'iupire Ranger Ted Hand will act as chief umpire, assisted by Hangers Dave Heywood and H. W. "Ol" " McGowan. Mr. Hand'will also act as "emcee" at the fiesta and barbecue, which will be staged Sunday evening by Mr. Bernard. Arrangements for the ride and maneuvers, which have the sanction of Chief Ranger Harold Bow hay and Chief Ben Cooper of the county fire department, are being made by Banger Leo Potter, chairman, assisted by Rangers Harry Miller. Jack C'arley, Earl Chesmoro, and Claude Neilson. Kiiiigprettes (iiicMs The Bakersfield Rarigerettcs, under the command of Captain Kay liosle.tt. will be. guests of the Rangers on the ride and will participate in the maneuvers. A citation for patriotic co-operation on behalf of the war finance program was received by the Frank S. Reynolds post of the American Legion from the treasury department this morning, according to an announcement by adjutant N. A. (Slats) Curran. The certificate was issued to the post for its part in the war bond drive held in co-operation with the j merchants division of the Bakers- j field Chamber of Commerce in June j and July when $5110,000 was col- | Icctcd to lie used in the building | of hospital planes for evacuation of i wounded in war zones. (!Ienn Stani field was chairman of the ' Curran said. i The Bakersfield Chamber of Com- I merce received a similar citation ' three weeks ago. MEN FACE 46 COUNTSON SALE GYPSUM TRANSACTION BASIS OF CHARGES Robert Newman Gets Marine Commission Marine Robert P. Newman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Max II. Newman, has been commissioned a second lieutenant, following his graduation from basic officer training classes at the Marine Corps Base, Quatitico. Va. He is now undergoing advanced training. Lieutenant Newman attended University of Southern fornia at Los Angeles and the versity of California at Berkeley, prior tn entering the service in May. j His wife, Barbara, resides in San I Dimas. .y.:i> AND <;AS COITONS TAKEN Making passage through a grill, burglars last night entered the Seaside Service Station located at No. 1 Chester avenue, between 12:50 and 1:.'!(' a m. forcing a cash register open and taking $2(1 in change and coupons sufficient to the purchase of 2IMI gallons of hard-to-get gasoline, city police reported this morning. Inspectors E. A. Walls and W. R. Dolan are in charge of investigation. A near record in misdemeanor counts filed against defendants in a single case was noted in the office of District Attorney Tom Scott today as V. C. Hatley. 40, and C. F. Casida. 42. of Lost Hills, found themselves facing a long roll of 46 counts, all of which had to do with the sale of gypsum in violation of several sections of the agricultural code, Deputy District Attorney Roland j Woodruff said this morning. j Deputy Woodruff stated that the I two defendants had been operating under the business name of Star Gypsum Mines and that they had been doing business without a certificate since last June. He also alleged drive, I the charge that the gypsum content | of the tonnage sold had been found to lie below standards set by the state bureau of chemistry of the department of agriculture. "In 19:14 only 7914 tons of gypsum were sold to California farmers, while in 1H44 state farmers bought a total of 194.262 tons, so great has been the need for the mineral on certain types of soil. It is easy to see that the gypsum business is getting to bo of considerable importance, especially in the San Joaquin valley, and it is likewise true that farmers lose great sums of money in buying I waste gypsum and in loss of crops j unless the sale of the mineral is , closely guarded," Deputy District ; Attorney Woodruff said. ': The defendants, arraigned in the ] Thin! Town.-hip Justice Court before l-'i'ank Noriega on August 2S, when they pleaded "not guilty." demanded a trial by jury, and Judge Noriega set the trial for September 22 at 10 a. m. Dun Kendall of the law firm of Kendall, Howell & Deadrich. is representing the defendants, it is announced. Farmers Urged to Place Engine Orders Kt;rn county farmers who wish to buy single.phase electric motors, and fans or blowers, for hay drying equipment are advised by the War Food Administration to place their orders well in advance of needs. A recent War Production Board report received bv the local Agricultural Adjustment Agency shows that it takes four to five weeks for manufactures of fans and blowers to make delivery, and that five to six months are required for making delivery of single-phase electric motors. J. K. Bright, chairman of the county AAA committee, declared that applications fur such equipment should he placed with the county committee. SUGAR MEET—Representatives of the large sugar companies, sugar beet industry and members of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce share meeting of statewide interest at Hotel El Tejon. Left to right: A. H. Walker, director, and chairman of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce Agricultural Council; Hugh F. Alelvin of San Francisco, district manager of the Spreckels Sugar Company; Gordon Lyons, manager of the California Sugar Beet Growers' Association; Charles V. Lake, presidei^ of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce; Emory Gay Hoffman, manager of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce: Wiley Blair, Jr., of Colorado Springs and Stockton, president of tha Holly Sugar Company. J. W. Rooney, or Oxnard, general manager of the American Crystal Company,*ivas also present. Labor Day Week End Will Be Bright, Cool The weatherman, casting aside prosaic langauge of forecasting, today predicted a "pleasant, cool, bright and sunny" Labor Day week end and pointed out that whether you can get away for an outing cr not, your week end evening* "will be eiAanced by bright moorrt^ht "

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