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•• I Heads (Friday, Scptrmbrr 8 LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 16 Jeff Overstreet * Hundreds of persons hero during the early days of the war who worked at the filter station and in the observation posts about the county will remember Staff Ser- Tgeant Dave II. Snyder. Well, Dave recently wrote a very interesting letter to Walter Kane and I asked permission to quote some of it. Dave is now In India doing the same kind of work "for keeps" that lie did in Bakersfleld. In part, lie writes: "The men in this outfit, which we are to replace, have been over for periods ranging over 30 months. Quite a length of time. They have been through quite a bit and have very definite 'warfare backgrounds.' They came in here at the beginning and have been here ever since, going through some pretty tough times. ... By necessity, our posts are placed in the quaintest places, in fact in some cases food has to be dropped by plane, to the personnel as traveling conditions are just a bit too rugged for the average person. . . . There are even head hunters here who Ktill take great pride and delight in their particular profession. . . . As for India as a country is concerned I think the best thing to say is that there is plenty that could be done if and when anyone would become interested in doing it. Would like to say we had the pleasure for a few days of traveling with some of the men from • Merrill's Marauders. They are the original dead end kids of the United States army—most of them youngsters in years, but tried and true veterans when it comes to "fighting. . . . Before closing would like to say I would appreciate being remembered to all my friends in Bakersfleld, and as a personal favor be sure to keep those lights shining back there Ss I have a very definite reason for returning to Bakersfleld after the war and would like to see it just as I left it, one of the finest places iji the United States." Jeff Ovrrstrcct From the United States Naval Air Station. Kodiak, Alaska. 1 have received the following note: "Dear Jim: Just thought I would drop you a few lines and let you know how we of the north are getting along. Mrs. O. D. Williams sends me your 'Pipefills' articles pretty often and they are very, much enjoyed. You are doing a swell job of keeping us men in touch with each other and 1 want personally to thank you. "I've been up here in these Aleu- "tlans for nearly 16 months now and I'm plenty ready to see Bakersfield again. After roaming around up here from island to island I finally settled down in Kodiak. This city isn't nearly as bad as it was on out west of here but is still a long way from home. Loral Men "Here in Kodiak I've run into a, couple of local men from our fair city and it's sure swell to get together and have a few bull ses- •lons. One of them is Chief Boatswains Mate Powell (censored) and the other is Jack Petty, second class gunner's mate attached to a submarine base armory. "Since 1 arrived in Kodiak I've made the rate of torpedoman third class and hope to go right on up. "Well, Jim. this little session has run on long enough so I'll close. When on leave in December I'll try to drop in on you. "Good luck. Jeff Overstreet." Ellis McGee From one extreme to another— that old threadbare phrase might be used to describe the military career of Marine Platoon Sergeant Ellis Edington McGee of this city, for he has returned to tlm San Diego marine base after having seen action at Saipan in the Marianas. Before that ordeal, McGee had been with the Sixth marines in Iceland. He's certainly earned a furlough. The Jensens Lieutenant Earl Jensen has returned to his duties overseas after a leave of DO days at his home in this city. He has been in service tjjnce February, 1941, and for IS months has been with the ajr command in the Caribbean. With Mrs. Jensen, the former Louise McLean, he visited relatives and fl-iends in San Francisco and "Long Beach. Karl Jensen An older brother, Karl J. Jensen, Jr., lieutenant (j. g.) in the navy, surprised his father and mother recently by telephoning from San Diego where his. ship had docked after a trip through the canal. He was commissioned in May, 1943, and has served in the Atlantic. He la a member of the faculty of the East Bakersfield High School. The two boys are sons of Mr. and Mrs. K. J. Jensen, Sr., of 2531 I street. Confer Republican Leaders Discuss State Survey Completing part of a state survey with Republican leaders, Attorney Raymond Haight of Los Angeles, Republican national eommitteeman for California, conferred with Chairman Philip M. Wagy of the Kern county Republican central committee and other local G. O. P. leaders in Bak- erstield yesterdny. In discussing the national polili- cnl campaign with Mr. Wagy and other U'lidtTs lu Kern county, Mr. Height said in part : "It is nxiomatic that we cannot have a regimented planned economy without regimenting the people of the United States politically— that is what Hitler did— that is what Mussolini did. If we endeavor to develop the 'new dealers' ' planned economy. we are a cinch to lose our political freedom, and the people of the United States must not lose their : political liberty. | swing toward Governor I WITH US TODAY VISITS—Raymond C. Haight, state representative on the National Republican committee, was a visitor in Bakersfield yesterday, conferring with local G. O. P. leaders. "Tlio SHAFTER F. F. A. ENTER Ml SHEEP, HOGS, STEERS WILL BE EXHIBITED Mr. and Mrs. .1. It. Shields, Salt Lake C'ity, Utah. Business. Padre hotel. John I). I'eiiningtoii, Kansas City, Mo. Business. Padre hotel. Mr. and Mrs. S. Jones, Jr., Wichita, Kan. Visiting. BaUersfield Inn. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gibson, Superior, Ariz. Visiting. Bakersfield Inn. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. \Vaitc, San Francisco. Visiting. Hotel Kl Tejon. Hot Weather Continues in Kern County IT MAY BE COOLER TODAY, WEATHERMAN CAUTIOUSLY SUGGESTS Name Jack Levy Head of T. B. Seal Drive Kern Chairman to Announce Committee Members Soon Shafter Future Farmers have en- Thomas B. Dewey in his candidacy j tered Kern County Livestock 1,'niled Stales is tremendous. Also, it is difficult to explain in view of the fact that the 'opening gun' was fired only today. "Country Is Republic" "You hear so much about our country being a democracy—our country is a liepublic—with all that the word implies. We do not feel that it is a battle against the Democratic party—our fight is against the New Deal party, and there are thousands of members of the Democratic party who are just as interested and concerned in the victory of the Republican candidates in the coming election as we of the Republican party are. 1 contend that this is our last opportunity to save the Republic and free enterprise because if we get the 12.000,000 soldiers and sailors back, and instead of giving them jobs, put them on the dole, that will give the 'Xew Dealers' a machine that no party could stand against— either Republican or Democratic." The Los Angeles attorney expressed his gratification at the unified organization of the Republican party as it is manifested in Kern county, and lauded the work not only of the parly leaders, but also of the ItOO Republican women who are fostering the Kern county Republican 'register and vote campaign." Dewey Addresses Mr. TIaight announced that Gov- Tnor Thomas E. Dewey will address 'alit'ornia Republicans, Sepetmber Jl, in the Seal Stadium at San Francisco, and in the Los Angeles Coliseum on September 22. He added hat provisions are being made by Republican leaders in both Los Angeles and San Francisco to seat as nany out-of-county organizations as lossible who can be present at both iccasions. and expressed the hope hat Kern county, so important a link n the state Republican organization, will l>e largely represented. The national committeemen spent yesterday and last evening in Bak- erstleld and returned south this Horning. He will continue his sur, - ey when he leaves southern Cali- 'ornia for San Francisco and other bay regions early in Ihe week. Valley Farmers Get Weather Forecast The weather forecast for the farm ers of the southern San Joaquin val ley, as prepared by the United States weather bureau, In co-operation with the Kern county farm adviser's of lice of the agricultural extension service is reported to be; "Continued hot with relatively low humidity. This is excellent raisin drying weather.,. Little change is indicated for today, and Saturday. The temperature will start to drop Sunday. Maximum expected today, JOB; Saturday, 103: and Sunday 9C. These temperatures \yill hasten the maturity of 'cotton. Yesterday's highest was 106." P. F. C. Fernando Rey Is Wounded in Action Private First Class Fernando R. Rey, son of Airs. Trinidad M. Rey, Buttonwillow, has been wounded in aclion in the Mediterranean area as reported by the war department through Associated Press. Tl hogs. 4 steei-s, 19 chickens, 10 dozen eggs and several exhibits of fruits and vegetables grown by the boys. Fifteen pieces of farm equipment built in the agriculture classes of Shatter High School, ranging in size from a rope halter to a sled for hauling heavy apparatus, will IKS displayed, it was announced by Glenn Xay, head of the high school agriculture department. Among Ihe exhibitors is Fred Starrh, a sophmore, who has shown registered Corrledale sheep at the Kern county show for several years, even before entering high school. Young Starrh will have 13 Corriedale ewes and lambs and a pen of Shropshire fat lambs and a pen of Southdown lambs. Elmer Hapken, Shatter High school agriculture studenl, will also show Corrledales, while Raymond Keliner and Bill Searcy will show Poland Chinas in Ihe swine division. A comparatively new breed of swine, the Hereford, which is rapidly gaining in popularity, will be shown at the fair in large numbers. Charles Hitchcock will show in all of the classes in this breed. George Cooper, who won the county-wide Future Farmers project competition with his Xew Hampshire Red meat bird, enterprise, will have eight of his best birds at the show. Eggs from these pullets and also from the Shafter High School farm also will be entered. The evening horse shows have attracted entries from three Shafter High School students. Fred Starrh will compete in the Friday evening show riding his pony "Freckles." In the Saturday evening show Barrie Burns will ride her Belle's Tip Top, while George Cooper will ride his Bay Chimes in the class for youngsters under 16 using Knglish equipment. Appointment of Rabbi Jack Levy as county chairman of the 1944 j Christmas Seal campaign of the I Kern County Tuberculosis Associa- i lion was announced today by O. R. | Kamprath, president of the associa- I lion. | In accepting appointment, Rabbi : Le\y said he did so in Ihe belief i that maintaining high standards of j health on the home front was one | of Ihe most important task confront] ing civilians today. ! "It is our duty to do everything in our power to prevent the spread of disease at a time when our greatest strength is needed In the prosecution of the war," he said. "The Kern County Tuberculosis Association has for years waged a relentless battle against one of the worst enemies of mankind. Its work, which is financed by the sale of Christmas Seals, must be continued. I am glad to able to assist this year in its campaign for funds lo support Us health program in 1945." Rabbi Levy stated that wilhin a few days he would announce the names of tho committee which will aid him in the conduct of the sale. He requested that volunteers willing to help with the campaign communicate with him at 182"> H street, room 207, or telephone 2-3530, office of the Kern County Tuberculosis Association. Bicyclist Is Injured in Auto Collision Veterans Warned Against Swindlers Crooks by thousands are planning to profit from returning servicemen, warns Frank V. Harrison, commander of Private Harold Brown Post 14(18, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Muster-out pay, disability compensation checks and war bond savings present a fertile field in which confidence men will try to reap a golden harvest. "Already 'sucker lists' are being compiled and telephone campaigns are in operation to find out who owns war bonds, receives pension or insurance checks. The impression is given that the government or some civic organization is making a survey for postwar business or other fictitious reason. Thus the 'bird dogs,' as they are known in the racket field, lay the groundwork for swindling veterans," warns Commander Harrison. "Hang on to your money," vet- by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, erans of World War II are warned "Don't fall for the slickers!" I A collision Thursday at 8:40 p. m. at California and Union avenues between bicyclist Carmelo Marque::, IS, of 812 Broad street, and a car driven by George Preston. 55, of Livermore, sent Alarqtiez to Kern General Hospital with a back injury, according to hospital officials who reported the accident. $13,600,000 Construction Program Cited by Lockheed Bakersfield's branch Lockheed Aircraft Plant, among other plants located in California, is launching an autumn construction program total- Ing more than $13,000,000, it was announced today by Robert E. Gross, president of the corporation. Quickening of the Pacific war tempo in preparation for the onslaught against Japan is the reason more than $9,000,000 will be expended on machinery and equipment, which must be manned largely by new workers. Included in the program is a huge million-dollar hangar, Gross declared, which has enormous postwar as well as military significance. Now under construction at the Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank, this steel and concrete structure measures 40S by 302 feet, and has a vertical clearance of 60 feet. Another development, financed by the defense plant corporation, is the Navy-Lockheed Service Center at Van Nuys. Emphasizing the westward movement of major combat forces, the 77 acre plant will be fully equipped for modernization and major overhaul of military aircraft serving all the broad reaches of the Pacific theaters, the corporation president said. "Vital to War" "These new facilities and new personnel to man them, are vital to the war which still faces us," declared Gross. "We are building long- range fighters, bombers and transports which are particularly essential to the long-range warfare in the Pacific. Our Lightnings, B-17s, Constellations and PV search planes are required in thousands by the army and the navy in their drives on the Japanese homeland. "Our planning goes through to the last day of the Pacific war and far beyond into the peace we must win. It Is essential for our building to match our planning." War, Football Films Shown to Rotarians Rotarians saw war and football films shown by Walter Jacobson of the Tidewater Associated Oil Company at their noon meeting yesterday at Hotel El Tejon. Announcement was made that the district governor, Frank Thomas is tentatively scheduled to visit the group October 12 and an assembly of committee heads will be held October 11. T. N. Harvey received a $25 war bond. Visiting Rotarians present were Jade Garriotl, Oildale: Bill Hallock, Delano; L. T. Veilimire, Oildale; O. C. Kessey, Claremonl, Robert C. Brown, Brawey: Ed Mezoian, VI- salia; Ed' A. Brown, Shatter. Lieutenant Arthur King was a guest. State Guard Officers Will Attend School California State Guard officers, Captain Albert Burton, Captain Fred Baldes, and Lieutenant Robert Curran, all of Bakersfield, have received orders from the office of Adjutant General Ray Hayes to attend state guard officers training school at Camp Cronkhite from September 10 to September 16, it was announced today by Captain Burton, commander of Company A. *«*, LEGION BOOK CHIEFS—Members of the publication committee of the American Legion here have concluded plans for the release In October of the huge book, "Those Who Serve," commemorating the 25 years existence of the Frank S. Reynolds Post of the Legion. The big volume will contain in addition to pictures of more than 6000 Kern county men participating in the Second World War, an history of Kern county; history of the Legion and a fine division on the American Red Cross as well as other features. In this pic-lure are shown Fred S. Wheeler, past commander of the Lesion under whose tenure the book was ordered; Jim Day, in charge of publicity; John I" 1 . Watts, editor of the big book, who is now concluding a tremendous job; Glenn E. Stanfleld, in charge of distribution and the financial arrangements, and Jess Stockton, who for the last 18 years compiled the history which will appear in the volume. u In all this talk about the weather, one good old-fashioned thunderstorm was missing today. Advance reports were that one was on the way and .1 few feathered clouds stretched over Kern's mountain peaks, but yesterday passed and mi thunderstorm arrived. Jove didn't hurl any thunderbolts as he was prob- ablv ashamed of himself after watching whnt Ike Eisenhower was doing in France with the help of General Patton. So Jove wrapped himself in a cloud and drifted back to Olympus to sulk, as far as can be ascertained. All those that wiped dripping brows yesterday did it to the warm suggestion of ll)f> degrees on the thermometer and today the maximum was expected to reach only 105 degrees, leaving hankies just one degree more crisp that a wet leaf of h.'ituce. Practically on the best seller list for reading is the weather reports and the warm reading for 'the week-end is lo;s degree forecast as the maximum temperature on Saturday with the minimum 70 degrees. The weather will continue hot, says the weatherman from his air-cooled lookout, and a relatively low humidity will prevail. If you want to make raisins the weather will be good: if you don't, just sit around and raise the elbow with—ice water. By Sunday it's going to be cooler, the temperature not going over flfi degrees. And it's not going to rain nor will there be a blizzard or hail stones. Voting Termed Duty by Democrat Leader "While our American boys are giving their lives on the fighting fronts throughout the world, giving their lives to preserve our way of life, it is our patriotic duty lo preserve democracy on Ihe home front by exercising our voting; privilege." This declaration was made before the regular meeting of the Retail Clerks I'nion last night in Iho Arcade building by Wiley Don-is, president of the Kern County Democratic Club, as he exhorted members of the union to see that they were all registered before Ihe close of registration on September 28. It was decided by the organization thai it would strive for a 100 per cent registration and then would strive for perfect attendance at the polls on the day of voting. The president of the Democratic club also urged union members to vote No on proposition number 12, which, he declared, "would prohibit the right to collective bargaining." Mr. Don-is was introduced by Thomas J. Ott, secretary-treasurer of the Retail Clerks Union. $1500 Fire Destroys Second Oil Rig in Week Second oil rig this week was tie I>K.\1)—Word was received today of the death of Ray Pertncnter, former star athlete at East Bak- orsfield High School and son of Mr. and Mrs. B. Pernienter, G04 Kentucky street, who was killed in action on flight over Austria. July S. in a bomber attached to the Fifteenth Air Force, according to a notification received by his parents from the International Red Cross. He was an aerial gunner and armorer. Kern Mountain, Desert Schools Open Monday 27 School Districts Will Join 50 Already in Operation; Taft Grammar, High Schools Will Open; Delano Slates Opening September 18 Trails lu mountain and desert schools and roads to several of Ihe larger school districts in Kern county will be peopled early Monday morning with hoy and girl refugees from Vacation Land, who will he welcomed in '27 school districts that are joining Ihe .">() or more already in operation of the three Us industries. Among the larger school districts that will resume classes on , ~ ~ ~ ~ King Explains New Lumber Regulation Peace Officers Back State School Plan L. A. Deputy Testifies at Interim Committee Hearing Legislation providing new state schools for juveniles who have shown some tendencies toward dolinquency has been endorsed by peace officers, testifying before the- state Senate interim committee, according to State Senator .less R. Dorsoy, of Bakersfield. Senator Dorsey, who is chairman of the committee, introduced the bill to the group, which is now engaged in a three-day discussion investigating the juvenile delinquency problem. "I feel this plan is more in keeping with the needs of California because it contemplates coming into the picture between the time the child first demonstrates maladjustment and the time when he becomes a real delinquent,." Deputy Police Chief E. W. Lester, of Los Angeles, told the committee. Sheriff Eugene FSIscailuz termed the plan sound, adding: "You have to lead these children and not drive them, but discipline must be maintained." Chairman Dorsey said he regards the proposed schools as institutions which would offer delinquency preventatives without carrying the stigma of reformatories. Children could be entered without being made wards of the court through the appointment of guardians who would apply for their admittance, he said. Serious Fire Averted at Owl Drug Store Possible serious damage was prevented today at fl:.'iO a. in. by em- ployes (it the Owl Drug Company. 140(1 Nineteenth street, who smelling smoke in the store, Immediately notified the fire department. Four pieces of apparatus were stroyed by flames Thursday at .'1:10 rushed to the scene. Smoke was dis- p. in. when spontaneous ignition I covered to be coming from an over- caused a fire in a rig and equip- heated motor which, according to inent at Oil Center, owned by the Captain H. E. Long of the fire de- Associated Oil Company. Loss is e.si- partment. could have started a bad mated at $1500. Fifteen acres of grass belonging to the Kern County Land Company, one mile south of Old River, caught fire from a burning job Thursday at 3:i)0 p. m. fire in the heart of the business dis trict if not discovered. Cooperation on the part of the public, in notifying Ihe department at tile first sign of fire danger is urgently needed, ho said. New Era in Tax Policy Is Asked by Economic Group Calling for a "new era in tax policy in the United Slates," the Committee for Kconomic Development has released its tux plan for higher employment, according to an announcement today by A. L. Trowbridge, city chairman of the CED. Mr. Trowbridge said that this tax plan supports full employment and the creation of millions of jobs through expansion of private business as the goal of federal tax revision after the war. The CED urges that federal taxes be substantially cut after the war is over and that main reliance for funds to run the federal government be placed on the personal Income tax. Taxes on incorporate earnings, under the CED plan, would in effect, be a pay-as-you-go tax on the income of the stockholders. All Taxes From Individual The report challenges the notion that inanimate objects such as corporations can be taxed, pointing out that all taxes have to come eventually from the pockets of individuals. According to Mr. Trowbridge, taxes on corporate earnings in which its autonomous committees are now active give ground for confidence in the achievement of this goal. Indispensable to this achievement, however, is a drastic and courageous revision of our tax system, removing the many blocks that will prevent the needed growth In the number of jobs." Conclusions Presented The five major conclusions presenter! are: (1) The personal income tax should provide at least half of the total federal taxes collected, at rales which would give all taxpayers marked relief from the present heavy burdens. (2) Kxcise and sales taxes should be lightened as much as possible, (lit Taxation applied directly against business operations should also be lightened as much us possible. (4) Serious inequities of the present tax laws should be removed. ("il Federal taxation should be heavy enough to end the long uninterrupted rise in the national debt when production and employment :ire high. Will Not Relieve Hurdcn The reports states that "it is a common and mischievious fallacy come only partly from the pockets '. about taxation that it is possible to of the stockholders, because Indirectly they come also from the relieve individuals of a tax burden by levying taxes on goods; or on cor- pockets of Ihe consumer and from porations; or on transactions." the wage-earner in two important The truth is that all taxes have ways: first, in higher'prices: second, j to be paid out of the pockets of llv- through a tendency to keep wages ' Ing persons. The mere clrcum- down. ! stance that in many cases the tax- Perhaps the most important way j payers may be unaware of the tax the m-Jii on the street will be. hit by | does not alter the fact that he is corporate earnings taxes is by > paying it, it declared, smothering the expansion of bus>i- ! Although the committee proposes ness and thus reducing Ihe number i reduced income laxes for all income of Job opportunities. I groups, its suggested schedules would Impose progressively heavier Must Reform System Chairman Trowbridge says that the plan also maintains that the reform of the federal tax system is essential if high-level employment Is to be attained. The research burdens on Individuals with large incomes, and would take upwards of CO per cent of all income in excess of $1.000,000. It believes any higher imports would will initiative. Tho plan states: 'Particularly In view of the critical employment problem that will exist after the war, the obviously wise course for the nation is to say to all of Its most enterprising citizens. 'Go ahead; risk your money and put all the effort and brains you have into Increasing the nation's production. By doing this, you will be creating jobs for other people, while making money for yourself, and this continuous job multiplication la the main thing we want to see happening In this country. You will have to pay in taxes committee for economic develop- { a good share of what you make, tout ment, Is to help make Hiat happen; | you will have left a sufficient share mid its experiences and observation j for yourself to make your efforts in the more than 2000 communities I worthwhile ' " . committee of the CED, which compiled the report on the basis cf studies by taxation experts, believes that the postwar federal budget will be at least $1C,- 000,000,000 to $18,000,000,000, apart from funds required for social security and debt retirement. "High as this may seem," says the report, "this committee is convinced that such n national income is not only obtainable, but will be surpassed within the first decade after the war. The sole purpose, of the resume classes on Monday will he Taf't City Grammar School and Taft Union High School; Delano < Grammar School. Delano High School will not open until Sciitenibcr 18. \ The six Taft cloineiilary schools ! ;irc expected lo have an enrollment: of moro than 1-UM) pupils and the IH-liino grammar schools are ex- 1 pectcd to receive iipproxiinalely S.S-1. The county school superintcn- ~ dent's office expanded this week into! a new locution at 1">1-1 K street where Cue supervisors of art and; music will be housed as well as the! audio visual services and curriculum; materials. j Elementary .Sellouts Opening i Among the elementary schools re-i opening Monday an- those at An-' nette. Aztec. Beidridge. Blako, Buttonwillow, Delano. Fairfax. Indian Wells, Valley I'nion. Juhnnneshui R. Keene, Kernville T.'nion. Lost Hills. Maricopa High School and grammar school, Mu.iave, Mountain View. Muroc, TVrshing, Ued Rock, Kin Bravo, Rockpile, Southern Kern County I'nion. South Fork Union. Stine. Taft City Twin Oaks. R-ikersfleld city schools that opened Wednesday and arc holding minimum day sessions because of the heat had many new enrollments today and more are expected Monday when a second check will be made on new registration?. Kern County Union High School district today boasted an enrollment 01' <>-3:i boys and girls wilh Bakersfield High School registering 3404, close to the ;i4!'0 mark set for October by school officials. The enrollment at this high school Is fiOS more than last year. Approximately 300 more cnrollees are expected. East Kakcr.sl'ield High School registered 10S;i pupils with 117,") expected by October. 25S at .1. ('. The junior college now has an enrollment of 253 ns compared to -47 last year and to a predicted 250 pupils. Shafter High School enrolled 34;! students today as compared to 275 last year and McFarland had 149 pupils wilh 1(10 expected by October. MARICOPA SCHOOLS TO REOPEN SEPTEMBER II MARICOPA, Sept. 8.—On September 11, the Maricopa Unified School district, which includes elementary, junior high and high schools, will conduct registration for the beginning of this school year. It was announced today by District Superintendent W. K. Peterson It is anticipated that the district enrollment will exceed that of last year, and a program to meet the needs of the children in all levels has been developed. Tin-; high school and junior high school areas will place s >ecial emphasis upon scientific counseling and guidance. In Ihe Maricopa High School a well- balanced academic and vocational program will be presented. In preparing for tills school year tho school grounds and buildings have been completely renovated and arc in excelelnt condition Now Faculty Members The high school faculty will have three new members: Miss Susan Mowells, home economics teacher from Oregon Slate College, who will also supervise the school district cafeteria; Airs. Margaret W. Fletcher from the I'niversity of Southern California, who will teach in the junior high school: and Lester Shimpky, from Trinidad, Colo., High School, who will instruct the school district in music. The elementary school faculty, under Mrs. Maude Kichel. principal, will be augmented by Miss Wihna Virginia Uorchard and Miss Charleen McOhee. both from the University of California at Los Angeles. Reluming .Members In the high school, members of the faculty returning are; Carl Winn, shop Instructor; Miss Dorothy Hosier. physical education and counseling: William Spriggs, physical education and science: John Fanucchi, Knglisli .social -studies, speech and library. Miss Klsie Brown, eornniei I'ial subjects, senior problems; Miss Valerie llaienne. Knglish and foreign language, and in junior high school, Mrs. Miriam Kvans. The teachers in the i-lomentai-y school in iidldtion to Mrs. lOirhc) are. Mrs. Barbara Searle. Mrs. Pearl Cullum and Mrs. I'ourl Croon, playground. Xon-cot'tifieuted employes of the district as announced, by Mr. Peterson are, Miss Kdith I'iankir school district secretary, who will serve again for both day and nighl school. Mrs. Cora Westl'all, cafeteria supervisor and her assistants, Mrs. Lottie Hair. Mrs. Harlau L. Lingo and J. I). Duffy. School custodians, janitors and bus drivers are as follows- A. M. Hamilton and A If rod Fox together with the new members of the force, llarlan Lingo and .1. D. Duffy. i Ceiling for Grape i *» • i WorkersJExplained j The specific wage ceiling for the ' picking of raisin grapes applies only ', to grapes placed on drying trays, i Bruce Burchell, Fresno field office j manager for the California WFA | wage board, said today. i He said the order failed to Include j raisin picking for dehydrating or • picking wine grapes, which were j covered by the general farm regulations of the WFA. Hakersfield's lumber dealers will have, a relief in the restriction of sales, according to Elmore W. King, co-manager "f the King Lumber Company. Sales of one third of the stock on hand September 1 will include red cedar, larch and Douglas fir without the previously required priority until December 31, the War Production Board announced today. There will be some relief for the farmers' shortage of materials for maintenance and repair. However, according to Clifford E. Craig, secretary of the county Agrlcult- ural Adjustment Agency, the fann- er's lumber supply will continue to be scarce. Thi> order released by the WPB does not cancel order L-41, which, limits sales to $200 promoting the conservation and oven distribution of lumber, Mr. King said. None of the deliveries are to interfere with any certified or rated orders. Sawmill operators and distributors will be permitted to dispose of excess stocks under the new order. Stocks partially released will include all kinds except grades number 2, 3, and 4 common, in Idaho while pine, Ponderosa, pine and sugar pine. States in the midwest and west are affected by the release. Lt. Lohse Home After 11 Months Overseas Sure that "old lady luck" had harl both arms around him on many occasions. First Lieutenant Geane Lohse. who has completed 11 months duty in the Pacific theater of war, find r>3 missions, has returned to the states for a 150-day furlough. He came in once from a raid over Guam with his gas tank shot and only six gallons remaining intact. Lieutenant Lohse is the son of Ray Lohse. of the state board of equalization In Bakersfield. and Mr. and Mrs. Lohse journeyed to Los Angeles to see him, upon his arrival by tho Pacific via Hawaii Saturday. The trip front the islands took 11 hours: he left "Paper Doll," the B-25 Billy Mitchell plane of which he is navigator, bomber and can- noneer. In Hawaii. Lieutenant Lohse has an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal and two Oak Leaf Clusters to his Distinguished Flying Cross, in to the several campaign signifying participation in cific war. He took part Marianas, Tarawa, Saipan engagements many others. He Lohses here soon. addition ribbons the Pain the Guam, and as well as will visit the Legion Discusses V-Day Celebration Plans for V-Day celebration were discussed and matters of veteran rehabilitation taken up at the meeting of the Frank S. Reynolds post of the American Legion last night at Legion hall. Ray Neideffer. Americanism committee chairman, suggested that plans for celebration of the European victory should be discussed at a joint meeting of the executive committee and tho 'Americanism committee. Superintendent of the Kern County High School District, Thomas L. Nelson, told tho group of the schools part in veteran rehabilitation, and two World War II veterans, now attending Bakersfield Junior College. were introduced. The veterans are brothers. Tloyce Kaut'munn. taking an academic course, and Walter Kaufmanii. who is majoring in agriculture. Both are living at the school farm, according to N. A. Curran, adjutant for the Frank S. Reynolds post. SON TO CLAMMKKS TAFT, Sept. S.—Announcements are being received here of the birth in WhittU'r of a o'-j-p<.uind son to Corporal and -Mrs. Clayton Clummer. Corporal Clammer if now in France with the- army engineers. The baby h;is been named Clayton Charles. Mrs. Clammer is the former Lela Brown of Taft. Corporal Clammer is the son of Mr. and Airs. Walter neth Boston, member of the junior lias been making her home in Whittier with her sister, while Corporal Clammer is in tho servii-p. AKKESTEU Policy, officers last night arrested Thomas Jurius Reynolds on a San I Luis Obispo county sheriff's war! rant i'tun-gins,' forgery. He is being '• held here tor return to Sun Luis I Obispo county officers. Lieutenant 1 J. 11. Lounsbury reported today. Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument Display Near the Oflice Phone 7-7185

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