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PIPEFULS JIM DAY 5 (Taeidar. September 5, 1B44) An army these days travels on gasoline, on tires and through the power of internal combustion engines and it also travels on its stomach as during Napoleon's time through internal combustion of food. Still as important as ever In the army is a good cook and I'll let you in on a secret. A good cook in the army is worth a hundred movie cutles on tour through the camps—the movie honies make the boys homesick when they leave, but a good cook keeps them going. Lloyd G. Francis Sergeant Lloyd G. Francis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Francis of Lamont, has been overseas for 23 months. With a Lightning fighter- bomber group he has been in Ireland, North Africa, Sicily an8 " Italy and has cooked food over open fires in seas of sticky, ankle- deep African mud, in wind-driven sand and on three continents has seen that his men were fed as well ts they could be under the circum- •tances. On this occasion I want to salute a good cook and he is one of the most important men in the army—ask any experienced officer if this is not true. . Frank Tomlinson In a delayed report I learn that Lieutenant Frank E. Tomlinson of this city, pilot of a Mustang, flew on a mission to Russia with a P-51 outfit. Two enemy planes were •hot down during the trip. Lieutenant Tomlinson describes Russia, what he saw of it, as a "country of beautiful green roll- Ing hills with many lakes dotting tfie countryside." And of the people, "They gave us a royal welcome and after my short visit with them I'll return the favor gladly atsy time. They are swell people." On his return trip Lieutenant Tomlinson strafed trains, railway centers, airdromes and other military targets. He returned safely to his base in Italy from this mission. "Chops" Lawrence The following letter from Lieutenant Charles "Chops" Lawrence certainly makes me feel good: "Dear Jim: "I take this opportunity to thank you for the many wonderful things you have said about me in your column. It gives me a barygup good feeling to know that I am being remembered back home. "We came out of the Bougan"ville campaign intact and 'wis- ened' in the art of fighting Jungle war. The outfit has had a good rest and we are now polishing up .the rough spots for our next crack at the Japs. We don't know, but we think our next scrap will be right in Hirohito's back yard, Four Islands "I've been on four different Islands down here in the south Pacific, and this is the first place that I didn't run into someone •from Bakersfield. It's amazing to see how well represented Bakersfield is in this war. From your column, I've learned the location Of many of my old friends. Glenn Allen : "Glenn Allen, former middleweight boxer under the late Kid Booker, is also a member of this division. He is a, cavalry officer and a good one. He killed a 'slew' of Japs on Bougainville. He took nine men and ran a platoon of Japs off an important hill. He •was decorated for that feat. • > " Is Homesick "I long for the day when I can •top patroling the jungles for Uncle Sam and go back to patrol- Ing Cottonwood Road for Johnnie Loustalot.. From the looks of things now, that day isn't far off. "In closing I say, everybody else can have Winchell, McLemore and the rest of the big-time . news writers; but for me, give me Jim Day and 'Plpefuls.' "Luck to you, Jim, and thanks a million. Yours, "CHOPS." fiardner Man Victim of Hit, Run Driver TAFT, Sept. 5.—Victim of a hit and run driver early Sunday morning, Aviation Student Ray C. Biger- etaff, Jr., of Gardner Field, suffered a severe concussion of the brain and lacerations. His condition was declared critical Monday morning by hospital authorities. Mr. Bigerstaff, on-the-line trainee, was found by a passing officer about 1:30 a. m. on the pavement on Sixth •treet, near the Roosevelt School. He •was taken to the Gardner Field hospital in the Erickson & Brown ambulance. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray C. Bigerstaff, Sr., of Oklahoma City. The accident is being investigated by the city and state police in co-operation with Major M. Cochran, provost marshal of Gardner Field. Man Fractures Ankle in Industrial Mishap « ______ C. E. Dove, 31, Senate Hotel, is In Mercy Hospital with a fractured tinkle today as a result of an acci- dtmt at Kellogg Drilling Company, where he was working, when a pump line dropped on him Monday at 1 p. m., hospital officials report. When the car in which she was riding overturned near Gorman's on Highway 99 Monday at 2 p. m., Lorrena Mussey, 53, Garvey, injured her arm, according to reports from Kern General Hospital, where she was treated. Driver of the automobile was James Miller of the same address. Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes • See Our Monument Dbplay Near the Oftke Phone 7-7185 Concert Series Is Slated Ezio Pinza Will Open Season October 12 Six stellar concerts will be presented under the banner of the Kern County Musical Association beginning October 12 with a concert by Ezio Pinza, Metropolitan Opera Company basso, world renowned for many famous roles as well as for concert performances. For the first time in tlte history of the organization, six concert events are scheduled. They have been selected to give the broadest musical enjoyment possible, the talent committee reported. Listed today by Mrs. Ethel Bacon MeManus, president of the association were the following concerts: Ezio Pinza—October 12. Ballet Russe—November 28. Alexander Brailowsky — December C. San Carlo Opera Company—January 24. Marian Anderson—March 7. Isaac Stern—March 28. Mrs. McManus hae been busy with organization details during the summer months and today announced that committees will meet during the next four weeks to perfect opening plans. Great Basso Ezio Pinza selected to open the concert series is one of the world's greatest bassos and this is the first time the preat singer has been brought to Bakersfield. A native of Italy, he sings in the traditional style of Italian Grand opera and his performances ta the Metropolitan always stir the audience to high enthusiasm. The Ballet Russe will return here for the third time, and Bakersfield- ians have definitely put the stamp of approval upon ballet attractions which have been included in association offerings for several years. Another popular demand of music lovers is being answered this season is the re-singing of Marian Anderson for a concert here on March 7. She is now regarded as peer among women singers. her phenomenal range reaching from soprano notes of great beauty to the stirring register of contralto richness. Concert Pianist Lovers of instrumental music will have two events of exceptional interest in the course with the engagement of Alexander Brailowsky, concert* pianist, who has appeared as sowlst in all the leading music centers in the world, and Isaac Stern, brilliant young violinist, whose recent triumph was as soloist with the New York Philharmonic orchestra. The fall ticket sale opened today with mail orders being directed to Tracy's Music Store, 1625 Nineteenth street, where the box office will open on September 16. Veterans Offred Aid in Farm Land Deals Returning veterans of World War II desiring to buy farms or farm land may obtain aid in the selection from the Agricultural Extension Service of Kern county. Information on production of crops and of soils in all parts of Kern county Is now available to the veteran at 2610 M street, Bakersfield. Cast for "Claudia" Is Announced by Director Cast was announced today for "Claudia," three-act comedy by Rose Franken to be presented by the Bakersfield Community Theater as the opening of the 1944-1945 season on October 16-17. First rehearsal is scheduled for tonight at the Bakersfield High School, according to Burt Brown, director. Mrs. Lorraine Hanna, with previous experience as a thespian and musician at the University of Oregon, will play the title role. Others in the cast included Paul Bierman, KPMC announcer as David, the tolerant and understanding husband; Miss Marian DeCew as the mother, Mrs. Brown; Miss Pauline O'Hare as Daruschka, opera singer; Mrs. Margaret Haney as Julia, the sister-in-law; Allen Levine as the romantic threat, Jerry; Mrs. Tamara Martin as Bertha, the housemaid, and one part, that of Fritz, Is still uncast. The theater looks forward to a successful season this year, according to Miss Bernlce Braddon, president of the theater. MISSING—Second Lieutenant Leland E. Karpe is reported missing in action over Germany since August 16, according to word received by his wife, the former Frances Roberts of Tupman, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Karpe, who live on the Rosedale highway. Lieutenant Karpe has been in Europe for approximately two months. He Is a graduate of Bakersfield High School and attended the University of Southern California at Los Angeles before leaving for duty with the air corps. AIDS CHEST—Jack Gordon, district sales manager of Standard of California, has agreed to work with Sam Bowlby and George Suman in contacting oil divisions for the Bakersfield War Chest drive starting October 9, it was announced today by Ray Dempsey of the drive planning Committee. His company felt so keenly the importance of the success of the drive, Mr. Gordon states, that they are going to use one-half of each of their class A billboards, located in each of their service stations, to carry a poster in support of this united war fund and community chest drive. SUPERVISORS BAN DISLOYALJAPS ENGLE BILL SUPPORTED IN BOARD RESOLUTION The Board of Supervisors today approved a resolution to be wired to Congressman Engle of California favoring passage of his bill which would bring about deportation of all disloyal Japanese at the end of the tfar. The supervisors went on record as opposing the "Right of Employment" bill now pending. Information on the bill had been previously filed with the board for consideration by the American Federation of Labor. Since the county has considerable funds tied up in the Inyokern Airport, the Board of Supervisors took into consideration the advisability of eventually selling the county's Interest to the navy some time ago, and hearing of the probability sale, George Borsasi, attorney for the civil aeronautics administration reminded the board today by letter that such a sale would be unwise since, should the navy eventually decide to dispose of the airport, it could not resell to an organization, but would be compelled by law to sell at public auction, thereby making it improbable that the C. A. A. and Kern county could regain possession after the war. Mr. Borsasi also pointed out that should the airport be sold, his agency could not assist the county in the construction t ot another airport. It was voted by the supervisors, therefore, to rest the matter indefinitely. A request from LeRoy S. Lowman of Los Angeles for permission to start a fleet of taxi cabs in Inyokern was granted. Mr. Lowman proposes, after approval of the Railroad Commission, to start taxi service with five cabs, the number to be increased as other vehicles are needed. On motion of Wiley Dorris the board approved a resolution setting aside a week, to be named later, as "Registration AVeek" during which voters will be urged to register for voting in the coming election. Appearing before the board. Cliff Baughman, chief county sanitarian, stated that numerous complaints are coming into his office with reference to the placing of chickens and livestock near homes in the county, and asked help in setting minimum proximity regulations, and the matter was deferred until the next board meeting. Lesinski Says Soviets Plan World Regime WASHINGTON, Sept. 5. Representative Lesinski (D-Mich), asserted in the House today that United States officials are "bending backwards" to meet the demands of Russia and that meanwhile the Soviet Union is planning to "set up a world-wide Soviet regime." The Dumbarton Oaks conference of United States-British-Russian envoys demonstrates, Lesinski said, "how far the United States and Britain are going to bend over backward to meet the wishes of Russia." Lesinski detailed what he said were Communist plans in Europe and Asia and added: "All these facts point to evidence that a clandestine pact made by Russia with Japan at the division of China into two spheres of influence — Japanese and Russia, ... it is clearly Russia's plan to set up a world-wide Soviet regime." LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 16 WITH US TODAY fi. C. Whittle, Olympia, Wash. Business. Bakersfield Inn. . Robert C. Brown, Brawley. Business. Hotel El Tejon. Alfred Cnrnell, Los Angeles. Business. Hotel El Tejon. O. B. Hopkins, Springfield, Mo. Visiting. Southern hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Dardis, Great Falls, Mont. Visiting. Porterfield hotel. KERN G. 0. P. UNITS ORGANIZED 150 PRECINCTS IN COUNTY COMPLETED Culminating weeks of concerted effort, members of the Republican Central Committee have nearly completed organization of the Republican campaign units throughout Kern county. according to Chairman Philip M. Wagy. Republican headquarters for Kern county, accord- Ing to Chairman Philip M. Wagy. Republican -headquarters for Kern county were officially opened at 1709 Chester avenue, with Mrs. Carol Ozanich, executive secretary in charge. Assisting Mrs. Ozanich with details of office and campaign organization is George A. Wilson. A total of 150 precincts in the county have been organized, and almost an equal number will be completed within the next 10 days. In the precincts where the organization details are completed, there are Republican leaders, and in most instances, campaign workers. The women's group affiliated with the Republican leaders in Kern county is one of the most representative and active in the state, and is headed by Mrs. Albert Goode. Unites of the Republican organization have been set up on the West Side, in Arvin, Wasco, Delano and Tehachapi and representatives were scheduled to effect similar work in other parts of the county this week. Members of the executive committee meet weekly in Bakersfield headquarters Thursday evenings. Members of the group include, in addition to Chairman Wagy, Mrs. Harry L. Hammett, secretary; William B. Buerkle, Vincent DiGiorgio, Daniel ,T. Roche, George West and Dana Bing. Any information relative to the general national campaign, of which Kern county Republicans are a part, mav be obtained by visiting or telephoning the Bakersfield headquarters. The telephone number is 2-0806. Correlating state and national into the local campaign. Republican leaders are hearty in their endorsement of Thomas E. Dewey for President, John Bricker for vice-president, and Frederick Houser for senator in California, according to Chairman Wagy. Name Members of State Political Groups Members of the Republican state central committee, the Democratic state central committee and the Pro- hibiton party state central committee were announced today. Bakersfield and Tatt residents are included in the groups. Serving the Republican party are George L. Bradford, 2211 Elm street; Arthur S. Crites, 1011 Oleander avenue; J. R. Dorsey, 1029 Q street; Mrs. Margaret C. Goode, 625 Holtby Road; Mrs. Helen L. Hammett, 2211 Spruce street; Philip M. Wagy, 1216 El Rancho Drive; Mrs. Lawrence Weill, 3020 Twenty-first street: Thomas Harold Werdel, 2200 Pine street. Taft; P. R. Lynch, 2010 Maple avenue; A. W. Noon, 310 Sixth street, Taft; Airs. J. O. Reavis, 925 Oleander avenue; Clarence L. Stewart, 2527 Loma Verde street; Mrs. Ruth L. Stewart, 2527 Loma Verde avenue; Edgar F. Wasem, 401 Balsam avenue, and Vance Webb, 721 Pierce street, Taft. On the Prohibition state central committee from Bakersfield is Clarence L. Lewis. Serving on the Democratic state central committee are: Nora V. Eveleth, 207 East California avenue; Mrs. Oakie Jacks, 217 Madison street, Lieutenant Montgomery Wins ThirdCluster First Lieutenant Charles W. Montgomery, 26, of Whiteriver, Arizona, navigator on a B-17 Flying Fortress, has been awarded the third Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal at the Eighth Air Force base in England. Lieutenant Montgomery is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Gordon Montgomery of White River. His wife, Mrs. Mildred C. Montgomery, lives at 723 A street, Taft. 200 Families on Waiting. List for Low Cost Homes By MAE SAUNDERS Need for additional low-cost housing in Bakersfield and'Kern county is evident from the waiting lists of more than 200 families who are hoping for an opportunity to rent homes in the low-cost housing projects already maintained here. There are more than 50 names of families on the waiting list at the California avenue project, 30 on the list at Roberts' Lane. Minter Field project has a waiting list of 15; Garner, one of 20 families. There are 90 families "on call" in the hope of moving into the Muroc low-cost housing area, Reports of the numbers of families petitioning for low- cost housing accommodations were •made today by Fred Widmer, Kern county administrator of the federal projects. The administrator said: "The rentals In Bakersfield at the Call* fornia and Roberts' Lane project range from $10 minimum to $41 maximum rent for furnished homes. The top rent at the Minter and Gardner Fields in $36 and the minimum is $11. The maximum rent at the Muroc Base is $46 and the minimum Is $23. The rent scale Is adjusted according to income and minimum rentals are usually for G, I. families." Despite "good times," the G. I. families and civilian war worker are hard put to find living accommodations within t:ie price range of their budgets in Bakersfield and in some areas of Kern county, a general survey indicates. Even rural areas of Kern county have complained that housing accommodations are inadequate at the present time. One of the more crowded areas In the county is reported to be Delano. Bakersfield school teachers assert adequate housing is unavailable and rents are beyond the reach of their budgets, school authorities report. One of the biggest needs for housing at the present time is at Inyokern where the United States Naval Ordnance Base is being constructed and where housing is at a premium. Trailer camps and make-shift abodes are rapidly appearing on the scene. Camp Comfort recently petitioned for the addition of 40 tents to this camp in Bakersfield as an attempt to provide temporary wartime housing for war -vorking families coming Into the community and finding living quarters unavailable. Most,of the postwar building projects announced for the Bakersfield area 4to date have been for sub-divisions, appealing to the middle and higher bj|pme brackets. EAGER—Bakersfield High School students eagerly awaited the opening of doors to the study hall and library to register for the new school term, with classes beginning this morning. Figures show that 1048 registered the first afternoon with registration continued today and Monday. Miss Edith FitzGibbon, social science.instructor, is pictured at her station yesterday afternoon directing students In proper registration procedure as one of first steps. Total registration of 3490 by October Is predicted. FACULTY PARTY SET SATURDAY MALE TEACHERS READY FOR ANNUAL OUTING Initiation of new teachers into the ranks of the masculine contingent of the Kern County Union High School district faculty will be a feature of the annual men's faculty stag party to be held Saturday (September 9) at the Hoy Scout Camp, Kern river. General Chairman Milton Perkins announced that the day will start with a golf tournament at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. This will be continued in the afternoon, under direction of George Williamson. During the afternoon a. swim in the river will be arranged for those who wish to engage in this aquatic sport. Looked forward to with anticipation each year is the evening dinner followed by the program which includes brief talks by representatives ot the Board of Trustees and district officials, the introduction of guests and the "induction" ot new male teachers. Formerly held at the V. M. C. A. camp at Portugese Meadows at Greenhorn mountain, the annual stag affair will be held at the Boy Scout lodge at Kern river, where it was held last year, due to wartime travel restrictions. Committees named for the event include program, Arthur V. Shearer; induction. Leonard McKaig, Allen Cannon and Robert Shreave; golf, George Williamson special games, Norman Pollasky. and food. East Bakersfield High School teachers. ' Participating in the stag affair will be the men teachers from Bakersfield, Shatter and McFarland High Schools: Bakersfield Junior JEollege: Kern ville Junior High School, and Camp Owen, all member- schools of the Kern County Union High School district. Lt. Tackaberry Gets Second Oak Cluster The second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal has been awarded to First Lieutenant Thomas F. Tackaberry of 2401 Monterey street, for meritorious achievement while participating in sustained operational flight missions In the southwest Pacific area. Lions Club Will See Picture at Luncheon Lions Club board of directors will meet tonight at 7::i(> p.m. at the Coca Cola Hall, according to Torn Cox, president. Members will convene for a, business luncheon meeting Wednesday at noon at the Hotel El Tejon when a short motion picture, "10.000 Feet Deep," will be shown through the courtesy of Lion Earl Ewing, Mr. Cox announced. EPSILON SIGMA ALPHA Epsllon Sigma Alpha sorority will meet Wednesday at 8 p. m. in Hotel El Tejon. This will be the first meeting of the group since the summer recess. TO LEAVE SOON—Miss Frances Plttman who will leave September 5 for San Francisco to begin Cadet Nurse training was honored at a party given by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Weaver Plttman, in Taft recently. Taft Girl Leaves Soon for Training TAFT, Sept. 4.—Mr. and Mrs. Weaver Plttman entertained recently for. their daughter, Frances, who' leaves Taft September 5 to enter Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco for training in the Cadet Nurse Corps. The .girls attending were: the Misses Juunita Chappell, Jackie Majiley, Valcra Canady, fJt»ie Butlin, Marilyn McCIeery and Mrs. Sidney Padrick. Frances was graduated from the Taft L'nlon High School with the class of 1944. HELPING HAND—Lending assistance to enrolling freshmen at East Bakersfield High School yesterday afternoon during first afternoon of registration were the faculty members at the several registration centers. Shown In the principal's office answering questions are, left to right, behind the counter, Dan Reed, attendance supervisor; Irving E. Lane, boys' vice principal; and Kenneth W. Rich, principal. Students receiving information, left to right, in foreground, are Jimmy Downen and Alan Mullican. SUGAR BEET MEN TO AVERAGE $12 1945 KERN CROP PRICE PLAN TOLD Kern county sugar beet growers will average at least $12.50 per ton for sugar beets under the price support program for the 1945 sugar beet crop, the War Food Administration announced today. An early announcement of the minimum support price was made to enable California growers to plan for 1945 production, it was explained. At this time, there is an opportunity to increase acreage of sugar beets in Kern county, the farm adviser stated, and that increased sugar beet production is essential, and growers increasing their acreage are making a substantial contribution to the war effort. According to Marc A. Lindsay, Kern county farm adviser, the three sugar beet companies operating in Kern are expected to have a considerable increase in acreage. California beet growers averaged $13.60 per ton for the 1944 crop because of the high sugar content of California beets. Air Medal Awarded to Lieutenant T. J. Loose Lieutenant Theodore J. Lasse, now stationed in England with the army air force, has been awarded the Air Medal. Lieutenant Laase has received the Citation Medal and one Oak Leaf Cluster. His wife, Mrs. Louise Laase, is residing with her parents at 503 Jackson street and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Laase, reside near Fellows. Exchange Club Members See Picture of Rubber Exchange Club members viewed films on the manufacture of rubber life rafts, light tanks and Bofors at their noon luncheon meeting today at the Bakersfield Inn. Pictures were shown by Herman Biane, of the sheriff's office. Program chairman for the day was George Wilson. Kern Labor Supply Held to Be 0. K. While the labor situation in the central San Joaquin valley has begun to appear critical. Kern county's farm labor problem seems normal at the present time. It was averred today by Louis Burtch, Kern county agricultural commissioner. Thomas Dodge, farm labor office manager, reported a shortage in the Fresno area. "There doesn't seem to be any shortage in this area at the present time," Mr. Burtch reported today. Keith Hickmun of the United States Farm Labor Office was unavailable for comment on the local situation. Kern is finishing a potato harvesting at Tehachapi. and the grape harvest is lagging a little not yet being at the peak. Biggest labor demand Is anticipated in October when the cotton harvest gets into full swing. New Gasoline Plant Has High Production The new cycling plant, operated by Western Gulf Oil Company and five others at Pulumur that feeds on the natural gas wells of the field there, is now producing in excess of 700U barrels daily of components of 100-octane gasoline. It was reported today by R. M, Dilliard, plant superintendent. The plant that cost approximately $3,000,000 supplies butane, natural gasoline and condensate to the big new Texas Company 100-octane plant at Wilmington and some to local plants also. First stream of the products of the cycling plant was run on June 10, a few days after D-Day and the plant that was rushed to completion to serve the war effort, continually increased production until full capacity is now being used. Tanks of 100-octane gasoline are a big factor in the winning of the present war. Other companies interested in the cycling plant are the Union Oil, General Petroleum. Texas Company, Ohio and Barnsdall. U. S. to Lose $90 Billion in Surplus Goods Disposal WASHINGTON', Sept. 5. (^—Legislators trying to figure out how to get rid of perhaps $105.000,000,000 of leftover war supplies estimated today that the government is going to take a $90,000.000,000 loss. "We'll have $105.000.000,000 worth of surplus property," Representative Monasco (D-Ala.), told reporters "and we'll do well to realize $15,000,000,000—and that Includes wur plants. "Of course, if we want to go and destroy our domestic and economy, we might get $30,000,000.000." Compromise Bill Manasco said he thinks other members of a Senate-House committee who are attempting to work out a compromise surplus property disposal bill are fully aware that there is likely to be a $90,000.000,000 loss and that the American people also should be prepared for it. Chairman of the House delegation on the conference committee, Manasco said members reall/a that a tremendous amount of war goods won't be worth dismantling or transporting home when the fighting stops. "Take a B-24 bomber," he said. "It takes 800 man-hours to dismantle one and It couldn't bring more than $2500 a ln scrap. And they Mt-en't any good for commercial ill lines because they arc too heavy a »nd burn too much gas." '•' S-Day for Kern Pupils High School Students Resume Classes Today S-Day arrived today! Smell of fresh new books, acrid odor of new ink, freshly oiled school floors greeted the bobby socks and cord parade of boys and girls at local high schools today. Tomorrow it will be S-Day for the pigtailed and freckle-faced crews of grammar school youngsters when the city grnmmar schools open. Early this morning, big yellow school buses swept through Kern County Union High School district rural and mountain areas and gathered up clusters of boys and girls for morning classes. Few big boys were waiting at the crossroads and there was a preponderance of girls in most of the upper division high school classes. Junior college classes had a few returned world war veterans, lads who had learned much about the world and other matters they had not encountered in school books. Soon after 8 a. m. classes were begun at both Bakersfield and East Bakersfield High Schools. Books were cracked today in the age-old pursuit of knowledge, and eager-eyed lada and lasses began lessons again; some with fresh questions for old truths and some with new truths for old facts. Teachers, back at their desks, refreshed from vacation periods, brought into the classroom new experiences they had shared in the industrial, business and educational worlds this summer. Few "School Jeeps" Minimum of cut-down cars with snappy slogans was seen about high school campuses, for witty and ingenious names now adorn bombers and fighter planes over enemy territory, where the lads are who formerly glorified school-day jeeps. Bicycle racks were crowded with two-wheelers, a favorite form of locomotion with many high school boys and girls these days. At noon, cafeteria foods were up to standard despite wartime rationing. The noon hamburger trade was reported as having decreased. Big drive will be to save paper and other materials this year. Special Credentials Shortage of teachers made for overcrowded classes, and teachers employed hold special credentials in some instances. Practically all Kern county rural schools were opened today also, with a few scheduled to resume next week. Beardsley and Standard Grammar Schools were among larger rural schools opening today. Buses from these schools were operating and school cafeterias were in operation. Nine hundred pupils were expected at Beardsley, according to Lawrence Jacobsen, district superintendent. Kindergarten pupils were enrolled today and no sessions of kindergarten will be held until tomorrow. Vlnelaiul School, opening today, was typical of rural schools with a large migratory school population. Report cards and transfers were asked for in an effort to get records In order. Children living in Arvln Federal Labor Camp were asked to report to Arvin Federal School office for registration, where Principal Harley Thompson was in charge. Other children enrolled at Vineland School. Cafeterias were scheduled to begin operation on Wednesday, according to Peter A. Bancroft, district superintendent. Cafeteria Not lu Open Williams School cafeteria will not open until October 1 because of essential remodeling that is necessary and because of the lack of workmen, it was announced today by Ted Chism, principal. Progressive Club to Meet Next Tuesday The East Bakersfield Progressive Club will forego its regular meeting tonight and assemble next Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. at the home of Gus Vercammon at which time final plans for the organizations' part in the War Chest drive will be made, according to Charles X. Fuller, secretary. The drive is under the direction of Member H. O. Westbay. Furthermore, he said, what good would a costly Xorden bomb sight be to anyone? Or who would want to buy a naval torpedo which originally cost thousands of dollars? Market for Plant's Every time the government .sells an Item of surplus property, Manasco said, it is going to step on somebody's toes, lie observed that whereas 85 per cent of surgical Instruments used to come from abroad, the domestic industry forged ahead during the war until the present supply will last four years. A question arises, he said, as to whether that domestic industry should be ruined by dumping the four-year supply on the market. Most of the excess war materials abroad will be sold abroad, the Alabaman predicted, although "we're going to run into a lot of opposition over there." Feed Europe "We hear a lot about having- to feed Europe for a long while," he said. "But the pictures of the French don't look as if they are starving, and they ail look pretty | well dressed. "Now we've got tremendous stocks of food built up in England. If we take them to France, the^ French farmers will probably kick because they'll want to sell their own tomatoes. And if we bring it home and sell it our farmers will kick." WOUNDED—Private First' Class Eddie Malm, of the Marines Second Division, Amphibious Tractor Battalion, who is recovering on Saipan from wounds received during the Battle of Tinian. Malm has been in the marines since October 1943, and has been in the Pacific war zone for 19 months. He saw action on Tarawa. Saipan, and Tinian. HI* parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Malm, reside at the Standard Middle Station at Belrldge. He Is a graduate of the Tuft Union High School, and has a brother In the army, Corporal Elmer Malm, who is wifh the Army Engineer*, «ta- tionjrf at the Pomona Ouinance Xteuiol at Pomona.

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