The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 7, 1944 · Page 8
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g Thursdoy, September 7, 1944 gafetrflfitlb CaUfornton SHARING between f fie SHEARS My MAK Indicative of the kind of JUNTO- est that will do must to curb <!"• linqucncy. (doing something f"f youth before it becomes delinquent) is that of the -»-:>0 cl'ib. Recently a club rommittrp announced that it will set up a You'll Center hero and asked the itn>i- est and co-operation of boys -'iii'l girls for an off-campus fun and recreation spot. A Youth Council w.is ]'oiiii'''I by the local high school stiid'-n's \ »'• rpring. It sc'Miis natmal tint Ibis c-ct thi> ad'ilt t;M'iip g in pn>\ ]<]'• ruin- ii i»n of lii" : "i t have I, •••• ri group s- that is inunity ymmg pi-o ing. Friendly adults (.-an .Youth and .i|H' tin t" b (.'ills. Max obert presi- attitude, o <lo much crrlainly group is the ideal one t with the 'teen ;ige bo;, Credit on the "<>-','« Club project goes to Koland Woodrutf, Freal Harvey, Dick Hurtoii. Irwin. Kobert Strauss. La.nkert and Bob Huberts, dent of the club. Here's hoping that it will have every kind of success. Bakersfield teacher today said, "Some parents an- interested in making money aii'l u'eilint; physical comforts for their homes, forgetting the efl'i'ei oi' pan-ma! absence on the ehilil "Some woikiny ni'iili'Ts have complained to me Di.it they cannot get .lohnnie t., stay borne; that he :ihv;i\s wants in be on prowl either in Hi-- neighborhood Or the do\Mllo\\n streets. "These mothers do noi. seem to realize how liinsesoine u is for a. small child to come home from school and find the house empty. There is nothing for the child to do. Pscholngieally he becomes depressed. Some children are even too young b> fix themselves an after-school snack that most growing children need and like us u filler-in before dinner hour. "Jf they don't have constructive suggestion and after-school care, children wander around and look for something to do. At least SO per cent of the time, it is something that they shouldn't be doing." _ There are only two answers to the problem. 'Hie is that mothers l,e homo when their child or chil- di-n come from school, and if this is not possible, then some type of after-school care should lie provided until the mother can arrive. .A! NT-school child care centers would fill a need for the working mothers who feel that their financial gain is necessary for upkeep of the home or family. Working for luxuries for the home ex- ac Is toe) high a price from the child. In all probability. the ailer- sehool playground supervision pin- gram of tin- citv schools; will be revived. The active type of program, however, does not fit the needs of all children. So'me of them are not physically strong enough to participate in the hour or two after' school playground type of exercise. Quiet games and handcraft would be better for some pupils and might be more appealing to many. Probably a more diversified type of after-school recreation might be worked out by the city school and recreation directors. State Senate Group Probes Dorsey Plan Senator .less II. horsey, of Mak- ersfield, is meeting today vvilh tin 1 state Senate Interim committee on j State Training Schools for 1'oys and ' Girls in Li is Angeles. Sogregation of merely wayward youths from those already juvenile i delinquents is the problem under discussion by the committee, which will hold a 11-day session. j "Carelessness and lack of respect I for parents by their children is on , the increase," Senator H. R. .Iiidah' declared. "The state may firul it ; necessary to take many children j away from their parents to prevent I delinquency." j Committee Chairman Dorsey said i that, more than a score of witnesses, experienced in handling youth problems, will testify during the 3-day hearing. Committee members include Senators Jess R. Dorsey. chairman; Frank AV. Alixler, Tulare; H. R. Judah, Santa Cruz: Byrl R. Saulsman, Palo Alto, and James J. AIcBride, Ventura. MAYOR URGES REGISTRATION SIEMON NAMES WEEK IN PROCLAMATION Kmphasixing the privilege of casting ballots in the process of choosing public officers in :i democracy, and pointing out tint voting is a duty incumbent upon everyone as United States servicemen fight and die for this freedom, Alfred Siemon, mayor of the city of I'.akersfiehl, issued a proclamation today, on order of the City Council, calling upon the voters of the eify to register and cast their voles in the coining election. Tin' document :- Is the week commencing September || as "Uegis- tralinn Week." The |,l oela ma I ion I ol low s; "l!y order o! the city Council, 1,' as mayor of the ily of ISakersfield, take occasion in ie-.niiid all citr/.ens thai their duty as pood Americans requires that they register and vote in the coming election. "Democracy Is Pnwess" "Democracy, fo.' which our brave men upon the land and upon the seas are pouring out. the last full measure of their devotion, and for which we at. home are making great sacrifices, is a proce.-s as well as an achievement. AVe. shall be unworthy of the achievements of our forefathers and the .sacrifices of our sons and the efforts of our brothers and sisters at. home, if we regard democracy as something already accomplished, and fail to carry forward the demot ra t ie pr< u-ess. Active Infercst "This process requires an active interc.-t in public affairs on the part of every citizen. I therefore urge upon all our citizens that they immediately register, and that in the cnming election, they o*asl their votes, thus indicating in a practical and definite way their loyally to our democratic process, and contributing to the selection of public officials who shall feel that they are truly the chosen representatives of all the people. "And further, upon order of the said City Council, 1 designate the week commencing September. 11, lll-l-l, as Registration Week, to be observed by all citizens, making sure that their names are duly and appropriately inscribed upon the Great Register of the County of Kern." ALFRED SI1SMOX. Mayor. "Oh say can you see- By the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed At the twilight's last gleaming?" Each year more than 3 billion board feet of America's timber is destroyed by forest fires. The carelessness of honest, Jaw-abiding American citizens is the cause of 90% of this loss. A lighted match thrown carelessly aside, a campfire left burning, a cigarette flipped from the window of an automobile. This year there is greater danger than ever. There are fewer men to police our forests... and almost no one left to fight fire. It is important that YOU do your part . . . another way you can serve your country. REMEMBER THE RULES: 1. CRUSH OUT your cigar, your cigarette, your pipe ashes. 2. BREAK your match in two, then pinch until it's dead. 3. DROWN your campfire; then stir and add more water before you leave. 4. ASK ABOUT THE LAW ... and a permit . then follow safe rules and kill every spark. 5. ALWAYS BE CAREFUL. An extra minute of caution may save vital watersheds and a hundred years of forest growth. if you must burn; Contributed in the Public Interest by the Brewers of EASTSIDE BEER »6I>, •imu LOS ANGELES BREWING CO., LOS ANGELES LST SEHVES AS PORTABLE LANDING STRIP—Equipped with portable landing strip, this coast guard- manned LST serves as a baby aircraft carrier, discharging and receiving airplanes in Invasion operations. This Is first photo of newest feature of the hard-working, versatile craft in action, launching one of the piunes it carries. Coast guard photo. PERSONAL MENTION 'KCIIXICIAX FIFTH GRADE ROY .1. 1IAVICN is now stationed at Fort Mimnioulh, X. J. whore ho was recently transferred from Davis, ('alii. Haven is a. graduate of Taft I'nion High School and Junior ('"lli'Ko, alter which he attended Fresno State College prior'to enlisting in the army. He is the son of .Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Haven of •Ids Ninth street. His wife, the former Hetty Hayes, is with him at Fort Monmouth. MR. AXI) MRS. NICHOLAS KKLEX of San Francisco .spent the, week-end In the Delano district as guests of Mrs. Kelez' parents. Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Neilsen, and her sisters, Mrs. B. C. Triplet t and sons, and Miss Mary Louise Nielsen. MR. AND MRS. F. S-USOEFF and family have returned from a weekend trip to Los Angeles and vicinity where they attended an annual all Russian picnic at Brookside Park . MR. AXD MRS. RUSSELL TOOZE and their daughters of Delano have gone to San Diego where Mr. Toozo has accepted a position as !t teacher in the San Diego schools. Mil. A N't) MRS. WILLIS BARD and their son, Buune, have returned to their Delano home from a week's vacation spent at Pismo Beach. MR. AND MRS. J. P. loppini, of Belridge, and their son Robert, have returned to their home after spending a week and a half vacationing at Pismo Beach. MR. AND MRS. GEORGE CLAY and daughter, Donna, of Long Beach were recent guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Hair of Bultomvillow. MISS BERTHA OLIVER of Lindsay has accepted a position at First National Bank in Delano. MRS. ROBERT OLIVER has returned to her Delano home after a week's vacation at Camp Wishon. LEON SMITH of Delano attended the farmers auction at Tulare recently. KENNETH RUED of Alpaugh transacted business'in Delano recently. Weather Forecast Given for Valley The weather report for the farmers of the southern San Joaquin valley, as prepared by the United States Weather Bureau, in co-operation with the Kern county farm adviser's office of the agricultural extension service is reported to be: "Clear skies and hot weather will continue today, tonight, and Friday, providing excellent raisin drying weather for the entire San Joaquin valley. The temperature will be above 100 degrees this afternoon and slightly lower Friday. Lowest temperature expected tonight Is 70 degrees. The trend will be toward cooler weather over the week end. There will be considerable cloudiness over the mountains. A low humidity of 15 to 40 per cent is expected. Yesterday's maximum was 107." Victim of Hit, Run Driver Found on Road Found lying by the side of the road on Edison Highway at Route 5, Hox '•!.">. Thursday at (i a. m.. Samuel Potter, OK, Silver City, N. M., was taken to Kern General Hospital for treatment of numerous abrasions and possible back injury received when he was .struck by an unidentified car AVednesday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. Reduce the Comfortable AYDS Way Don't wear yourself out with tiresome exercises. Don't give up all the foods you like. In clinical tests under the direction of medical doctors more than 100 persons lost an average of 14 to 15 IDS. average In a few weeks with the AYDS Vitamin Candy Reducing Plan. Try it your* self. Phon* S-SSSl Notions Main Floor Weill's MR. AND MI IS. FOSTER LYOX, of tii'lridge, had as their guests over the past weekend, Mr. and Airs. Raymond Walker and daughter. Binny, of Ventura. Airs. Billy Dee Rogers and son, Kddie, of Tupman. and Airs. Dyon's son, Richard Rogers, of the navy, from San Pedro. MERLE 1'ARKIXSUX, son of Air. and Airs. C. E. Parkinson, of Taft, has just received his captain's bars according to word received here by his parents. Captain Parkinson has been a flight captain of his Martin Marauder group in England for sometime. HEADUARTERS of the Army Service Forces Training Center at Camp Berkeley, Texas, announced this week the pormotion of Gurnice R. Smith, headquarters detachment, ASFTC to grade of sergeant. Smith resides at Rt. Xo. 1, Box 150. Taft. MISS AXX Ht'XTEU is convalescing at the Delano home of her sister, Airs. May Young, from a recent serious eye infection which necessitated an operation. Airs. Young was with her at Alodesto for the operation. AIISS BERXICE HECKAIAX, graduate of the Delano Joint I'nion High School with the. class of 1044, has enrolled as a student at Woodbury's Business College of Los Angeles. MR. AXD MRS. A. DUMBLE of Button willow have returned from a vacation spent at the home of Air. Bumble's mother in Glennville. Legion Book Termed Priceless" BARRETT COMPILES QUOTATIONS FOR "THOSE WHO SERVE" "This book will, by all means, be a memorial which will prove to be priceless to this community and to all families of the boys who have served in the Second World War," were the words of the Reverend B. C. Barrett, in his commendation of the book "Those Who Serve," edited and published by the local Frank S. Reynolds Post 26 of the American Legion. There are over 5000 servicemen and women's pictures on !tti pages; each page being headed by a quotation. All quotations were compiled by the Reverend Air. Barrett. The words of such famous men as Abraham Lincoln. John Greenleaf Whittler, Victor Hugo and Ralph Waldo Emerson are used in the indication. Verses from the Bible are also used. "Those Who Serve," which was edited by John F. Watts, has taken approximately a year to publish. It contains a history of Kern county, written during the past 18 years by Jesse Stockton, history teacher at Bakersfield High School. "Interesting" Section of State Penal Code Found DROOLING, THINKING EVIL, TRUMPING-ACE ANGER, SPANKING BABY PUNISHABLE IN ALL-INCLUSIVE By UAY MCDOWELL T.'p to and Including now, when did the general public ever read, see or hear propounded a section of penal code realing with ordinary misdemeanors that was actually interesting? Well, there is .such a thing on the books of California [statutes, and many persons have been brought to trial under this "interesting" little section of law and wondered where, how and why the big fuss. Specifically the law is innocently labeled Section 65<Hi, and according to competent attorneys, there is probably no other single 1 iw in nny state that is more all-inclusive in the rfahn of misdemeanors. It deals with small offenses, and is mot too often used, but because of its expansive scope, it is actually a mighty weapon of judicial and enforcement officers. A Cover-All The truth is that a person can be tried under this law for about everything from drooling to "talking about" one fellow to another fellow, from thinking evil to slighting a pal at a party, from fussing at your bridge partner for trumping your ace to spanking the baby. If the black sheep should show up at the family reunion, think of the three wise monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil, say no evil. Rush tip and shake his hand and tell him you love him, that he looks well and that everybody was afraid he wouldn't get out of jail in time fur the feast. Of course you will bo straining the element of truth, but that will be all right because about the only thing they can't chunk you in the clink for under this cover-all law is telling nice social fibs—that is, if you have a poker face. No doubt it is a handy little paragraph. It is useful when the other fellow is acting up a bit and transgressing some narrowly confined code of ethics, or when you speak to a fellow and he refuses to look pleasant. "A Law Against It" Perhaps the popular question, "How (In you like the weather," comes down the stretch for a winning photo-finish, but the expression. "There ought to be a law against it," is a close second In stre-et vernacular. Well, just don't bother to repeat the latter again, because there is a law against it. Now you are fortified against the wiles of those you don't like any more. You've got your prey backed up in a corner where you have been wanting him for a long time, *>ut there is always a fly in the king's ointment, your hemmed-in prey can break out and go over to obliging and weary officers and they will have to come over and say, "SiAry, pal, but you had no business under Section 650Vi ever pushing the fellow into a tight spot just because he pushed you into a tight spot." And another thing, don't push out your chest and go around saying, "I am a law-abiding citizen" any more. AVe are all walking criminals. Tile Law If you want to know what a cad you are without being tola, just read the law. Here it is in part: "Any person who willfully or wrongly commits any act whlBh seriously injures the person or property of another ... or which openly outrages public decency, or who wilfully and wrongfully in any manner, verbal or written, uses another's name for accomplishing lewd or licentious purposes, whether such purpose is accomplished or not, or who wilfully or wrongfully uses another's name in any manner that will affect, or have a tendency to affect, the moral reputation of the person whose name is used, generally, or In the estimation of the person or persons to whom it is used. ... or who personifies any person other than himself, or who causes or procures a*ny other person or persons to identify him, or to give assurance that he is any other person than himself, to aid or assist him to accomplish any lewd or licentious purpose for which no other punishment is expressly prescribed by this code, is guilty of a misdemeanor.—1921." Now that we are intelligent on the subject, our whole sense of security is gone with the wind and hereafter when a well-meaning officer greets us too cheerily, we will review our recent past with apprehension and wonder if he knows that we are l)5(H2-ers. BRIEF NEWS NOTES Looking toward peace in Europe, the Church Council of the Church of Our Savior-Lutheran, of Delano, made plans for a service of Thanksgiving when that day arrives. If the news reaches Delano that peace has been declared before 1 p. m. on any day, the service will be held at 8 p. m. at the church that night. If the news breaks after 1 p. m. on any day, the service will be held the following night at 8 p. m. at the church. Transacting business in Delano and visiting with friends recently were Air. and Airs. Edward Pearson of Los Angeles who were on their way to San Francisco. Young married people and unmarried business women and men of thi» Delano First Baptist Church recently organized a new class to be designated as the Joy Group. Officers elected include Mrs. Benideett Lockhart, president; Donald Nelson, vice-president; Airs. La Verlal Weathers, secretary; Mrs. Arnold Horn, chairman of the lookout committee: Airs. Lyle Penrod, reporter; and Airs. Leonard Short, social chairman. The Baptist Intermediate Class of Buttonwillow had a scavenger hunt recently. Sixteen children participated in the hunt which was sponsored by Mrs. Betty Hair. Weill's Men's Store 1315 Nineteenth Street Your Headquarters Featuring the Largest Hat Assortment in Bakersfield From Three Big Names in Quality Hats DUNLAP ADAM RESISTOL Union Made $6.50to$10.00 $5.00to$10.00 $7.50to$10.00 Weill's Men's Store Home of Nationally Advertised Brands Free Parking Space for Palrons at Rear of Store

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