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I.-. JIM DAY (Monday, Hfptrmbrr 4, 1944) V /. 1-1 r.j —Air Corps Photo * First Lieutenant Loren Echoln Here is a delayed dispatch from the Fifteenth Air Force: m «. First Lieutenant Loren Echols, 28, Bon of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Echols, 135 Arvin street, Bakersfield, flew his fiftieth combat mission in the Mediterranean theater of operations as bombardier of an Italy-based A. A. F. B-17 Flying Fortress, J uly 21. 1944, when heavy bombers in his group blasted Axis synthetic oil refineries at Brux, Czechoslovakia. * Echols later described it as the roughest experience in his com- 'bat career, a sharp contrast to his first mission, a milk run over an enemy airdrome at Imotskl, Yugoslavia, March 30, 1944. Since the Jmotski run, Lieutenant Echols has flown missions against enemy installations at Toulin, France; Yyor, Hungary; Ploesti, Rumania; Wiener-Neuatadt, Austria; Vienna, Austria; Varesse, Italy, and Blech- hanimer, Germany. Although providing plenty of thrills, his combat career has been an uneventful one over the 50-mission total. Run to Brux The run to Brux provided a fitting background for the lieutenant's "Golden mission"; flak was exceptionally heavy and concentrated over the target, bouncing the big bombers around with sharp concussions. Flying Fort. resses sustained considerable dam* age that day but bombed the objective effectively despite a wall of flak surrounding the target. Echols' plane returned with only minor damages anfl a happy bombardier! relieved at flying a rough fiftieth mission without mishap. When other combat men point out highlights in their careers, the enemy operated oil refineries at Ploesti, Rumania, always rate high on the list, and it was no exception with Lieutenant Echols. The aircraft component factories at Wiener Neustadt, Austria, most important enemy aircraft factories outside of Germany; always heav- defended, supplied other mem- ^ • - - i ' k . * r * r-mr.-*. :i*^~.. .•-M.", -• w • - . . t . 2. Arable e Oh Flying < i rounding Neustadt oca 111 '&%*%?• • t - train is •P f an sur- iWicner- jr'the over_ numD«r* & «tftonfiy fight- the return trip to home n Schools Echols was County Union In 1934 and attended College. a year in the v the lieutenant into the air corps as at. He received pre- at Santa Ana and ;r's wings and n upon, graduation from training at Albuquerque, ^r.-p- R > ,'&v-x; •My^-S' v£'-f-,v ibf Mr. L -.&«-,'S- L * "'• ; : .• '--v, H_ n It M. Allen it Hugh M. Allen, son Mrs. Hugh S. Allen, is week on a short leave from Washington, D. C., where he lias been serving* for more than ^vx vitf months with the maintenance division of the navy's bureau of aeronautics. Porter Turner Porter E. Turner is now a lieu- .tenant-colonel in India, where he Is deputy director of railways. Colonel Turner's hOrne is here. Ray Beck I'd like to call attention to a very nice thing done by Ray Beck in this city. He has sent more than 150 fruit cakes to local soldiers serving on combat fronts. He said nothing about this either, and I learned it accidentally. Sergeant Don Glasscock of the marines recently saw Newell Brown, also of the marines, the Bakersfield tennis player. Newell "looked fine," according to the report. He is a veteran, as is Don, of the Pacific campaigns. Man Jailed After IWife Is Beaten '& * '': 2 •.' f Charged with assault and battery, ''Lee T. Deal, 31, of 217% Decatur street, Oildale, was being held in the county jail this morning, accused of beating his wife, Mrs. Cora Deal, with a garden hose yesterday aft- lernoon, according to the sheriff's office. Deal was arrested at 3 p. m. yesterday following the altercation. Admitted to Kern General hospital for treatment, Mrs. Deal's condition was reported this morning by the hospital to be "not serious." 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 Youth Blowout Sends Pair to Hospital With Injuries; Lineman Hurt in Fall Eleven-year-old Billy Shay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shay, Smith's Corners, Shafter, was killed Sunday at 10:15 p. in. while walking along the county road 1.3 miles south of Shafter, in an accident involving a car driven by Sam Scott, Jr., 15, Route 4, Box 502, Bakersfield, the California Highway Patrol reported today. The body is in the Janzen Funeral Home, Shafter. Possible fractured skull and right leg were Buffered by Robert Amick t 0, son of Mrs. Jewell Amick. 1293% Ogden avenue, when the boy was struck by an automobile driven by Grady Miller, 31,-Route 5. Box 412, while he was crossing the street at Sumner street near the Santa Fe tracks with two companions, Maude and Billie Redfern, 1291 % Ogden street, according to the Bakersfleld police department. The child was taken to Kern General Hospital where his conditon is reported fair today. Falls From Pole Falling from a power pole, Wilford LaMarr, 46, 2307 Burger street, suffered possible fractured ribs and spine, while working for the Pacific Gas & Electric Company Sunday at 7:30 p. m. t according to attaches at Mercy Hospital. Roy Jones, 48, Loa Angeles, and Mrs. Effle Reel, 48, also of Los Angeles, are in Mercy Hospital with possible shoulder fractures as a result of a tire flowout which caused their automobile to overturn Saturday at 10:15 p. m. at Clear Creek, according to hospital officials. A motorcycle accident Saturday at 11:30 p. m^on Highway 99 near Minter Field, .sent Doyle, Campbell, 33, Route 6, Box 160, to Kern General Hospital with possible rib fractures and caused minor injuries to his JD rot her, Royal Campbell, 26, also of Route 6, Box160, who was riding on the back of the vehicle, according to hospital reports. Three-Way Crash A three-vehicle accident, Saturday, at 10:20 p. m.. 20 miles north of Bakersfield on Highway 99, caused minor injuries to Jim Dunn, 40, 603 Ninth street,, \Vasco. Involved in the collision were a passenger car driven by Dunn, another driven by Frank Gerard, 44, Los Angeles, and a truck driven by Ernest Ijarios, 45, -Fresno, highway patrol^ re|)ortB *tate, ,v. , In 01^ to ivpid hitting a car, motorcyclist Gleri Spickler, 20, 1818 Twentieth street, drove into the side of a building in the 1200 block on Chester avenue Sunday at 10:30 p, m. suffering minor injuries, according to Kern General Hospital officials. Incomplete reports . from Kern General Hospital state that B. T. Rogers, 17, Pete's Camp, Shafter, fell from the bumper of a car driven by Harold Dow, Sunday at 11 p. m. He has a possible fractured shoulder. j ^•^^^^•i^ta^^t^H^^^A^^H^^B • By United Press Accidents took at least 128 lives across the nation celebrating its final summer holiday week end of the year, a survey showed today. Traffic accidents on highways, perhaps more crowded than at any time since America's entry Into the war, caused 73 deaths. Twenty-two were drowned and 33 died in miscellaneous accidents. The worst single tragedy was at Stockton, Calif., where seven children on a holiday swimming party were killed Sunday when the truck in which they were riding crashed into a Western Pacific passenger train. The driver of the truck also was killed. Three of the child victims were daughters of.the driver, Arthur Martin. The children were riding in the back of Martin's truck when it hit the train at crossing. Travel was unusually heavy as those who observed Labor Day fled from hot cities to the beaches, mountains and other resorts. Trains and buses were jammed by vacationists leaving cities Saturday night and obviously the same situation will prevail tonight when the vacation- ists start streaming home in time to be on the job tomorrow morning. The toll was lighter than the national safety council had predicted. The council had expressed fear that 250 persons would die in traffic accidents alone by midnight Monday "unless everyone does his part to make this a safe and sane holiday period." A normal two-day week end this time of the year usually takes a total of 170 lives, the council said. California headed the list with 23 accidental deaths, and New York was second with 18. Released Trucks Not Answer to Problem Army trucks released for essential industries have not been sufficient in number to make any major improvement in the national farm transportation problem, according to word received today from Agricultural Adjustment Agency officials. There has been scattered relief M throughout various sections of the country, depending upon location of trucks released by the army. Kern county's farm transportation committee helps farmers in obtaining trucks when jthey are available and furnishes information for tho United States treasury procurement division on the number, types and condition of trucks wanted by the farmers in Kern, Bernard Sasia, chairman of the committee, declared. The procurement division reports that only 5000 additional trucks now are available, and most of these are in poor condition. 1000 ROMANS KILLED ROME. Sept. 4. OP)—When the Germans occupied Home, the Nazi security command issued orders under which 800 to 1000 Romans were killed and an equal number were injured seriously, the Allied control commission announced today. Some were shot, some killed by other means and others were beaten to death. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1944 PAGES 7 TO 12 WITH US TODAY L. H. Freeman, Boulder City, Nev. Visiting. Padre hotel. M. J. McGrath and E. F. Delay, "Long Beach. Business. Hotel El Tejon. Mr. and Mrs. Andy Devlne, Van Nuys. Dove hunting. Bakersfleld Inn. \V. M. Dodd, San Diego. Business. Southern hotel. Paul Held, Chicago. Business. Porterfield hotel. BY PURCHASERS 9.23 PER CENT TURNED IN REPORT SHOWS More than 90 per cent of the entire total of war savings bonds sold since May 1, 1941, are still in the hands of the public, according to federal treasury statistics received today by J. J. Wilt, county chairman of war finance. The communication came to the local chairman from M. Penn Phillips, vice-chairman of the treasury war finance committee for southern California, Allowing receipt of official figures from Washington on sales and redemptions of bonds since the inception of the program. The tabulation showed that the American people now hold more than $36.000,000,000 in Series "E", "F" and "G" saving bonds having redeemed only 9.23 per cent of the total outstanding bonds. Stabilizing Factor "This huge amount of war bonds which the public has bought and saved will be a great stabilizing factor following the war," Mr. Phillips wrote in his report to the local chairman. "The fact that the percentage of war bond redemptions by buyers has remained constantly at a relatively low figure speaks volumes for the patroitism and thrift of the people." The new method of making war bond redemptions over the counters of banks with immediate return of cash has not sent the redemption of bonds up to any high mark. Previously a wait from 5 to 10 days was necessary before cash could be obtained . The biggest tu rn over i n local bonds, one banker reported is the use of bonds with which to purchase homes. Most persons, however, are holding bonds as a good investment, and nest-egg having for the future, with not any great turnover in botid sales locally as compared with other sections of southern California. Arrests Total 545 for August, Report In reporting arrests for the month of August today, Chief of Police Robert B. Powers stated that during the month officers of his staff have made 15 arrests on felony charges, 245 on charges of misdemeanors, 246 on charges growing out of alleged violations of city and state traffic codes and that SO juveniles had been arrested, making u grand total of arrests for the month of 545. Chief Powers reported that 14 cases were cleared by arrest and IT) by recovery out of a total of 90 reported and that 10 reported offenses were unfounded. Broken down, the cases cleared were: Burglary, 6; fictitious bank checks, 4; grand theft. 4; grand theft, automdbile. 11; petty theft ($50 and over), 7; petty theft (under $50) 56; rape, 1, and robbery, 1. GREEKS CONTROL FRONTIER CAIRO, Sept. 4. (JP)— Greek Patriots were reported reliably today to control completely all the area along the Turkish frontier. The Germans continued to thin out occupation troops in the Balkan kingdom to reinforce stands farther north where the Bulgars were evacuating. Bakersfield, County in Salute to Labor Day With No Slack in Work Kern county and Bakers- fleld workmen and women silently saluted Labor Day today with hours of industry, not slackening the pace of output in war industries nor slowing up any job with vacation or celebration, because the day was dedicated to the end of bringing the war to a speedy close. Millions of working men and women throughout the United Staets observed the fiftieth annual Labor Day also by remaining on the job in support of fighting forces advancing on distant bnttlo fronts to the climax of the war nnd eventual victory over enemies. Both Gardner and Minter field and the bomber base observed full-time schedules for personnel. Bakersfield's business houses and public offices were closed and the Kern «County Labor Council office wa.s closed. On the Job Other than that the day passed with no highlight except serious endeavor of ordinary people who felt themselves challenged to meet the seriousness of the times with their best efforts. School teachers preparing for the cation tomorrow. Travel was at an all-time low as few persons left the city for the week-end. A few families gathered at local parks for picnic suppers at the close of the day's work. In lieu of the prewar holiday rest from their labors, workers heard praise for their successful war production efforts spoken by officials of government, the armed forces and the unions. President Roosevelt in a statement said American labor could be proud in the knowledge that "in the battle of production their free labor is triumphing over slave labor." President William Green of American Federation of Labor Jacksonville shipbuilders that greatest period of prosperity in country's history will come after the war, with the co-operation or labor, management and the government. He said, however, that labor's "enemies at home" must be defeated and stated temporary reverses and unemploy- may occur in changing from wartime to peacetime economy. Philip Muray, C. I. O. president, cautioned that "now, least of all, can we afford to lag in our efforts, through complacency or overopti- mism on account of military successes." In West Virginia and Pennsylvania, about 900U miners and 19 mines wore idle as a result of strike votes intended to enforce demands for recognition of the recently-organized supervisors' union of the United Mine Worker's district 50. were on tho job business of edu- the told the the Noon Cites Possible Answer to Blood Donor Problem Persons who wish to donate blood have three choices at the present time, according to A. W. Noon, chairman of the Board of Supervisors, who has conferred with the American Red Cross in interest of citizens who want to make donations for wounded fighting men at the battlefronts. For the latter persons, Air. Noon said, there is at the present time only one way to make blood donations for overseas use, and that is to «visit blood donor centers either in San Francisco or Los Angeles. The Los Angeles chapter maintains mobile units in Ventura, Oxnard and Santa Paula. Possibility of working out methods of transporting willing local donors south has been suggested as another means, but no practical solution has as yet been offered, Mr. Noon said. Mr. Noon, in writing to the Los Angeles chapter, received a letter in which Miss Lucile Newmark, special assistant of the blood donor service, replied: 10 Luboi'utoricH "It is most unfortunate that so many people throughout the country are unable to make blood donations. U Is something over which we have no control, in so far as there are only 9 or 10 laboratories equipped to process whole blood into plasma for the armed forces. "As you may or may not know, there are only 35 blood donor centers in the entire United States. There is no question but that we would have fewer difficuties In obtaining the national quota if we had more centers. However, this is purely a technical problem about which the Red Cross can do nothing. "The blood donor centers in this country have been set up at request of the army and navy. Their locations are chosen entirely in relation to proximity of those laboratorien which are able to process the blood. The Red Cross acts only as procurement agency in the program. When the blood is shipped from each center, it becomes property of the army and navy. The laboratories have their contracts with the military, not with the Red Cross. Limited Radius "Our mobile unit visits are limited to a radius of 65 miles from the center. At the present time it is not feasible to extend the distance because of necessity of shipping the within a certain number of procurement. The prevails, more or nursing staff. We are allowed a certain number of doctors and nurses and cannot exceed this number. "We regret constantly that It is not possible to take advantage of the many fine offers we receive to help us meet our quota, time, circumstances are blood hours same less, after its situation s to our If at any altered, I shall be more than glad to advise you." Mr. Noon said that an effort is being made to worlT out a local solution, but for the time being there is no method except to patronize the blood centers when near them. He explained: Civilian Defense Bank "A blood bank is established at Kern General Hospital, one part of which is the Civilian Defense Bank that has blood stored in case of local emergency or disaster and the other is for the use of the hospital. Blood given to the Civilian Defense Bank can and has been used for servicemen at Minter Field and other field hospitals. Persons donating blood to the hospital bank may save the life of a member of a serviceman's family, probably dearer to him than his own "When blood is given from the hospital bank, the recipient Is asked to have friends or relatives replace the blood used. There is need for local donors. "We hope that a plan can be worked out eventually so that local persons may contribute to the Blood Donor Centers that ahip blood overseas. Several local groups and in- dividuujfc are aluo working on it*" -•** Application Deadline Sept. 22 Applications for the new "A" gaso- , lino ration hooks must be in the Fresno district Office of Price Administration by September i!2. Kern county OPA officials announced today. The application forms have been made available at the local ration I board office and at service stations. The Fresno district includes the eight San Joaquin valley counties from Stanislaus to Kern. •X* A BITK HE WINS—Confucius, n Xe\v Zealand buck, will bo little Lucy Cremor's entry in tho rabbit division of tho eighth annual Victory Foods Fair sponsored September -O-iM by tho Fifteenth District Agricultural Association at Kern County Fairgrounds. Hor parents. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cremer, have developed fino foundation stork of New Zealand Whites and Flemish Giants at thoir Kosodale rnbbitry. Garage, Contents Destroyed in $400 Blaze Cabin Burns Ration Point Calendar Listed A garage belonging to Walter Foster, 1020 California avenue, was destroyed by lire from spontaneous ignition Sunday at 1:10 a. in. at a loss of .$100 to the structure and storage contents, according to reports from the Hakerslield fire department. A storehouse in Arvin, one-fourth of a mile department. A store house in Arvin, one-fourth of a mile south of the Tucker tract, was ravaged by lire started by children playing with matches, Sunday, at, 1J:1!) p. m., according t" the county lire department. The building belonged to W. A. U rower, 5 Grove street, Arvin. Loss was set al $400. Cabin Hums A S2."»o firo at the Mettler Park- tr Company. 7 miles north of the Circle on Highway Ofl. Sunday al 10;f>~> a. in., destroyed one cabin occupied by O. Tiddwcll, according to county firemen, Cause of the flames is undetermined. A litl'it Ford belonging to Manuel Ybarra, :iL'S Hayes street, wa.s completely destroyed by firo Sunday at 8:1 fi p. m. on California avenue. Another automobile was damaged to the extent of $!"> Saturday at 11:37 p. m. at. Cnion avenue and Tenth street, when a cignrct set fire to upholstery. The car belonged to Alta Day, »lMi I street, city firemen report. Two minor conflagrations kept the city fire department busy Sunday. At i!:20 a. in. the awning in front of the Busy Bee Barber Shop. 101II Chester, was set on fire by a cigaret butt. Loss was Sl. r ». Grease on fire on tho stove in the Victory Cafe, i:M!) Golden State avenue, owned by Sam Temples, did $10 worth of damage at li:OI a. m. BOOK 4 RED STAMPS A5-G5 VALID FOR INDEFINITE PERIOD Am a Book" Be Given Thursday Dramatization Slated for Baptist Women's Society A dramatization entitled "1 Am a Book" will be featured at the first meeting of the fall of the Women's Union of First Baptist Church at ]li o'clock Thursday, September 7, according to Mrs. H. R. Fike, president. There will be a luncheon preceding 1 the meeting, with circle number 1 acting- as hostesses. In the dramatization, which will be directed by Mrs. Klsie Reed. Mrs. Sam KleinsasKcr will represent the Bible; Mrs?. .John Hentzien, Mission's Magazine; Mrs. JJ. K Slinsun, Book of Remembrance: Mrs. G. A. Brown, Unfolding Drama in India; Mrs. A. E. Karpe. AVost of the Date Line, and Mrs. Pat Edinindson, Indians in America. Special music at the gathering 111 be presented by Mrs. Clifford Saint; Mrs. Sam Kloinsasser will lead the devotional period. Tied Stamps—(Book 4). Moats, fats, canned milk, rhoeso, etc 1 . AS through X8 valid indefinitely (10 points oat'li). Aft through (JH valid indefinitely. (10 points each). HI UP Stumps—(Hook 4). Pro- ressod fruits, vegetables, etc. AS through X.S valid indofintoly <K> points each). AT* through L5 valid indefinitely (10 points each). Sugar (Hook 4). Stamps 110, ;;i, ;;j and ;;;! (sugar) valid for five pounds each indefinitely. Stamp -10 (sugar) valid for five pounds for home canning through February 2S. 1D45. Xote: Closing date for applying for home-canning sugar is September 15. Shoes—(Hook 3). Airplane stamps 1 and L' valid indefinitely. (la soli lie—"A" Hooks, Coupon Xo. n valid through September HI. "I!" or "C" books may be renewed within, but not lief ore, 15 days from the date shown on cover of book. Car owners should apply now for their new "A" books. Application blanks are available at service stations and at. board offices. Ceilings for Grape Wine Set by OPA Processors' ceilinpr prices for bulk California grape wine, which will be formally issued soon, wore made known today by Fresno district OPA office. These ceilings will be included in a price action which will also formally establish the bottled wine ceiling prices announced August iMi. Wool Clip Down in 1944, Report Shows Reduction in numbers of slice]) shorn in California this year reduced wool clip to an estimated !M,09:J.- 000 pounds, tho nlifornia Crop and Livestock Reporting Service announced today. "This is (i per cent less than In 1943 and 11 per rent below the average for the 10-year period, HKlIMIMV the report said. According to II. T. Strong. Kern county assistant farm advisor, the Hlieep shorn in California in 1944 totaled 3,181,000 head, which is 1 2{}'>,000 less than in 3943. Tho average weight per fleece was 0.6 pounds, the same as 'for J943. As in i be case of bottled wines, the bulk wine ceiling will be mado on the reflected grape cost of $(HU7 per Ion. This figure was determined by use of weighted average grape cost in wine inventories on hand August :M, J1H4, and an anticipated average price of grapes for crushing in 1IU4 of $00 per ton. The new pi-ices will be (in bond, naked, f.o.h. winery): For dessert wine (port, sherry, etc.), $1.18 per gallon; for red table wine (burgundy, claret, etc.), 75.5 conts per gallon, and for white table wine (sautcrne. Chablis, etc.), Sti t-eiiis per gallon. These prices will be established in an amendment, to the regulation covering distilled spirits and wine. Teachers, Administrators Set for 1944-1945 Semesters; 28,000 Expected to Attend County Schools When Attendance Reaches Term Peak Approximnldy 12,000 hoys and ^irls will storm cukica- lional iiislitutions in Hakcrsficld tomorrow ynd "Wednesday taking over the educational beachhead of another school term under the generalship of more than 150 teachers and administrators. About the same number of pupils, armed with pens, pencils and school bodks \\ill lake over schoolhouses in everv section of the counlv. » fc Hy September 11, a total of 28,000 boys and girls arc expected in the various Kern school divisions from kindergarten toddlers to junior collegians. Hy that lime more than 7") school districts will be in; ~^ full operation and in some areas crowded classrooms and teacher shortages were anticipated as immediate problems. Local high school students go back to classes Tuesday and grammar school boys and girls on Wednesdav. * -* *. During the summer, school houses wore refurnished, desks polished and floors and blackboards cleaned for tho new assault on the citadel of knowledge. During the past. week, teachers, principals and n dm in is t rators have conferred making .ready for the S-day invasion. Kern County Union lUe'h School 4000 EXPECTED AT HIGH SCHOOLS 211 ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS ENGAGED district, has had a full wool; of preparation for the school opening and by Satin-day night U017 students were registered ;il Rakersfield Hih School, H!l in the Junior College. S7S at rCast Bakorsfiold Higli. IT.;; at Shafter High and OS at MrFarland High. The district total registration liy the end of the month is exported to reach ii-lf.X and the Hakorsfield ami Kast Bakorsfield High School population. 3490. Prediction for Shafter is an opening enrollment of 35;i, McKarland H>0 and Kernvillo, ;JO. Muses High school buses will bo in operation Tuesday to transpor* students and the school cafeterias will also be in operation. This afternoon tho 211 faculty members of the Bakorsfield High School met, heard instrnclions from Dr. Thomas L. Xelso;;. district superintendent; Lrslio W. Hedge. principal, and others. In the halls. reunions were hold with recounting of vacation experiences. Kight thousand grammar school hoys and girls will enter the 1(» city schools on Wednesday following more than ;L week of preparation on the part of John L,. Compton. city school superintendent, his assistants. supervisors and teachers. The grammar schools expect SOOO boys and girls to enter the schools and about 1200 of these are to bo in Iho first grade. The increase is soon from the Influx of new families into tho community during the past throe months, and also by the increase in tho birth rate which is now increasing: tho school population. Prepared for Hise The city schools are not. entirely unprepared for these additions to the school family ''or 10 now classrooms have boon prepared, following tho approval of tho AVar Production Board. Three of the now classrooms arc located at Jefferson, three are at t'nlon Avenue, one at Mount V'ernon and one at Roosevelt School. Sixty-one now teachers have joined the staff of the city grammar schools. Teachers havo boon .added to tho staffs of the William Perm. Franklin. Hawthorne, Longfellow, Horace Mann, Lincoln and Lowell schools. Fulltime speech teachers have boon assigned to Lowell and to Williams schools. Kindergarten assistants have been assigned to the Williams. Jefferson, Longfellow and Uoosevelt schools. Kern county rural schools will for the most part he in session tomorrow with some districts deferring their opening until September 11, according to opening dates filed i;i the office of Leo B. Hart, county school superintendent. Kern ( Jen oral Hospital School will bo opened on September 11. This school is maintained for children who r.re patients at the hospital or who receive continual treatment there. Miss Irene 1'et.rie is principal of the hospital school and Mrs. Pauline Yallo, Mrs. Hazel Sheldon and Mrs. Kdith Hougham an; the instructors, the la t tor for the preschool spastic child. L. A. OltSKKVKS BIRTHDAY LOS AXC.KLKS, Sept. 4. <£>)—This city is Mill years old today. A patriotic program at tho old Pla/.a, emphasizing tho blood donor and war bond campaigns, will mark tho anniversary of the founding. Letter Carriers Urge $400 Increase in Yearly Salary " ' - • '. L ' $$Z-$£3?m. .•• v'v.-Xv; v...;:-.'.-, T : &: :#:/::JVI&:#\ '':. *?**!&• K-Ztf^ J r % > --' • -. • • • •-.-.. -. • • .• • . .' ' - •'•' - ,',-.'• • ' • r'.' ••:••:•::->•-.••::•.•••:• AT HOSPITALr-Norman Leroy Guthrie, machinist's mate first class, has been wounded and is at a base hospital in the south Pacific according to woril received by his father, Roy Guthrie of tho BuUersfleld Inn. Guthrie was a graduate of Bakersfield High School and enlisted in December, 1943. A yearly wa^c increase of $400 as the main tuple of discussion at tho men's session of the biennial convention of the California State Letter Carrier Association held Saturday and Sunday in Bakersfield, according to William Is. McQuillan, state secretary. Mr. McQuillan said that the letter carriers have had no increase in wafies since the beginning of the war and with rising prices, they find il necessary to present a bill to congress requesting the permanent raise. Alfred .!. IClliott, congressman representing the Tenth district, is in favor ot this request, according to Mr. McQuillan. Congressman KHli'tt und his wife were the honored guests of the evening at the. dinner-dance- at 7 p. m. in the Spanish ballroom of the KI Tejon hotel. Approximately 300 delegates convened for the dinner-dance Saturday night; tho business meetings, Sunday; and the barbecue Sunday afternoon; closing with a dance in the Spanish ballroom Sunday night. Jerry Shields. Bakersfleld post* master, welcomed out-of-town guests with a speech during the dinner, At the men's business meeting, William II. Avarell was elected new state president of the association, and will be assisted by Ray Bunnell, vice-president; William L. McQuillan, eral chairman of the conveniinn, was elected to represent the Califuriiia association at the National Letter Carriers eon vent ion, scheduled fur September. 1!M."» in Detroit, Mich. The ladies auxiliary hold its nu'ot- roncurrently with the men's in the Spanish ballroom. Klection of state officers was the main act of business at the meeting. Mrs. Florence Jeffs was re-elected president: Mrs. Kale Miller, vice- president, Mrs. T-iossie Case, secretary; Mrs. Jennie BurK, treasurer; Mrs. Mabel Johns, state oi-L-mr/,er; Mrs. Hertha Hums. dele«;ate-iit-large; and Mrs. Lottie Ca«;e. delegate to the national convention. Mrs. Ca«o was tho general chairman of the women's meeting. A luncheon for the women was held in the yre.en room at the l-;i Tejon on Sunday for the special quests and officers. Honored visitors at the convention included: Hutfh Spanieling, president; Dunviird Harris. Al Could and M. K. Jelinek, ail members of the 1944 executive board. Others were \Vllltam J. Gorman, national secretary; Dun R. Sullivan. national treasurer; Reuben Krerners. national executive board member: ami Kverett H. Burns, chairman of constitution and law. Special guests of the women were Mrs. Armittie Hljerman. national treasurer; Mrs. Marie Murphey ami secretary, and Aiyron sturgeon. Mrs. R. Sweeney, both past state treasurer. presidents. Members appointed to the e.xecu- i Mrs. James Bruusell, president of tlve board were Al Walton, Hay ! the local auxiliary, presided over ilolnujulat. Dan Martin, Henry LUMK. i the women's business meeting. With 211 tearhr-ni and adminis- tratora to groi-t thorn, more than (iiOO students in schools of tho Kern county High School District are expected to 1 be in sit tendance tomorrow morning' as the now fall torm gets under way. Registration figures Saturday niyht indicated a total enrollment in Tiakorsfield, East Bakersfield. S If after and McFarland hiph schools, in addition to Bakorsfiold Junior Col- h'^o of 3395. with registration continued today in all schools but Shaft PP. Kernvillo Junior High School also held registration today. Hy October a total enrollment of 5-1 r»S for Hje district is predicted, based on pre-registration surveys and goneral enrollment trends, according to the office of Dr. Thomas Nelson, district superintendent. upes will operate on regular schedule tomorrow, according to J. H. P-iuly, supervisor of school bus transportation. An increase in the number of students riding school buses is anticipated, Mr. Pauly stated. Itond Program Slated Schools iu the district will con- tinun to co-operate with the war effort, particularly in the sale ot war bunds and stumps, and In other ways will help to speed the day of victory, it was announced. Last year, competition in the sale of stamps and bonds resulted in an appreciable amount being raised by the several schools uf the district. A training piano was sponsored by the students of Shafter High School as th»» result of sales there this spring, while Mustang fighter planes will carry the names of the Bakersfield Drillers and East Bakersfield High School Blades following a spirited contest last winter. Other schools of the district also have made significant contributions, it was reported. While some courses will receive particular emphasis oil training for military services and war production industrial work, the regular prewar type of program in preparation for college and for occupational work in the community will be maintained, as has been the policy through the war period. With a "back to school" movement in full swing throughout the nation, schools of the Kern County Union High School District will encourage students to get back into their classes, especially if work in which many are engaged is not directly related to the war effort. Improvements Several improvements will greet returning students. At Bakersfield High School, Thirteenth street has boon torn up between "F" and *'G" streets, with a lawn now in process of being planted, which will extend tho Klin CJrove Park from Fourteenth street to the Junior College building. Also at Bakersfield High School several "hot dog" stands have b<!(.*n removed on Fourteenth street, and an oilod parking lot substituted. Kernviile Junior High School received a new coat of paint, and the floors wore refinished. according to Theron L. AlrCuen, district business manager, and Norman Pollusky, supervisor uf buildings and grounds for the -district. All gymnasium floors in the district received a •'touching up" and are shiny and attractive, while minor paint jobs and improvements received attention in tho several schools. The library at Shafter High School was expanded to serve the students more efficiently. Grounds, including lawns and shrubbery at the several schools also received careful grooming. Knrollmt'tus as of Saturday night included Makers field High School, L'"17; Kast Makcrsfield. S78: Shafter. 1*5:;; MrKarland, OS; Bakersfield Junior I'ulloge, Ml*. Kegistratkm at Kcrnville Junior High School was 1 it'N I today, with oO students an* liripaU'd. S J ' • - b • 4 1 h - nV, H >. and Stanley Lewis. vi Jicrschel L. Street, \vlr> w as gen Vernoii Cage was in churgo of the barbecue Sunday night. 11KCORATED—Captain Quince S. Hall has been awarded tho Bronze Star for valorous conduct in action against the enemy. Hull, then a first lieutenant in a t'iekl artillery battalion of the third "Alurne" Infantry Division fighting on the Fifth Army front in Italy, wa.s decorated for per- formancc in Sicily. While hostile shells fell at the rate of four a minute for "an hour and 15 minutes, Hall operated three phones ;it an exposed fire direction center. Shells landed as close as 30 yards during; this operation. is vviio, Airs. Evelyn 1BU1. Uve» -* Wilson aveime, Oi&Ue. r

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