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Bakersfield, California
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Saturday, September 9, 1944
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EM* Experts Study Cotton JIM DAY' (Saturday, September 9, 1944) Through a delayed report I have just learned of an exploit of Major Claude Ford of this city, whose home is at 1428 Monterey street. He is a Lightning squadron commander and is known to his friends aa "Hank." "I became separated from my squadron and three ME-109s chased Me out of southern France," he recalls. "Slugs were hitting the water under my plane. Boy, if I had had a towel then I would have tossed it In"' Lightning Is Fast Major Hank's Lightning was faster than the ME-109s and he Rot away from them. Don't get the Idea from this that his,, procedure was to run away, however, for he is an ace, having knocked down five enemy planes and damaged many others, as well as shooting up planes on the ground, locomotives, trains and trucks in strafing attacks. He has been on more than 50 missions and calls ,his P-38 "Little Dahlyn," in honor of his daughter. John Kelly Injured We were very sorry to receive a € report here that John Kelly, onetime photographer for The Californian, suffered a serious injury in the army stationed at Salinas, Kan. We are told that John fell over a tent peg and broke one his legs in three places. He Is now In an army hospital. Our wishes are that his recovery will be a speedy one. Acrobatics in Bomber Doing aerial acrobatics in a four- engined bomber is not encouraged !n the air corps, but his ability to do just this sort of thing prob- nbly saved the lives of First Lieutenant Wilfred II. Gill, pilot, 8nd his crew during a bombing mission against Blackhammer, in Germany, last July. When his No. 2 engine caught fire and the pi-op would not feather, Gill maneuvered the plane in such a manner as to blow out the fire and shake off the windmllling propeller. His parents, Mr. arid Mrs. Wilfred H. Gill, Sr., live here at 1910 Baker street. Earle Kctclirin Earle R. Ket^hem, with the the merchant marine, is home on a short visit with his family here, it is reported to me. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ketchem of this city, and his wife and son, Robert, reside at lt>12 Beale. Earle was on a ship carrying supplies to the Solomon Islands during the Guadalcanal days and he met Dr. Thad McNamura of this city there. . At Saipan on D-Day Earle was wounded by a Jap bayonet and also shrapnel in one leg. Me will soon be sufficiently recovered to rejoin his ship. This little story indicates, too. that the merchant marine has played a great role in this war and the men have suffered many of the same dangers as the navy. Donald B. Shore Sergeant Donald B. Shore, 20, is now overseas with a heavy bombardment group based in the Mediterranean. He is a radio- gunner on a Liberator. Donald Is a graduate of Bakersfield High School and was in junior college just prior to his enlistment in the nir force. He is the son of Archie B. Shore of 610 Arvin street. W. E. .lames Lieutenant W. E. James writes asking for some assistance. If any local persons can give him the tmmcs he desires I would appre- cite it if they would write to him. His letter, which Is self-explanatory, follows: Dear Jirn: I am now stationed %t North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego, where I am attached to Fleet Air Wing 14. Upon inquiring as to the procedure involved In obtaining gasoline with which to make an occasional visit to Bakersfield, I find that I must have at least three riders who have families (wives) residing in the locality in which I live to sign up to ride with me. I know that you keep in fairly close touch with service personnel from Bakersfield and thought that you might be able to give me the names of some of the people stationed at San Diego so that I might contact them and arrange to have them ride with me. They need not be officers and they do not necessarily have to be attached to an activity connected with the Naval Air Station in San Diego, although it is preferable that they are attached to some of the various activities on or near the station. Such activities are Fleet Air Wing 14, Command for Air, West Coast, C.A.S.U. 5, VP-13, VP-14, VH-2, VH-5, VB-14, VB-Ifi, VB-111, VB- 119, Amphibious Training Command, etc. This isn't bad duty (especially in comparison to south Pacific duty) but I Imagine it will soon become tiresome. I am living at Hotel Del Coronado (in a navy room) and, needless to say, there are various activities going on that prevent one from obtaining eight hours' Bleep regularly. I am not complaining, though. Please say hello to Walter Kane for me. And, in the event you can give me the information I have asked for, I would appreciate it if you would write me at Hotel Del Coronado. * Sincerely, JIMMIE JAMES. ^Lieutenant W. E. James, U.S.N.R. Room 573, Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California. Taft Rotarians See Picture at Meet TAFT, Sept. 9.—"Men and the the Sea" a film released by the Office of Emergency Management, and depicting the training of naval men before going to sea, was shown at the regular meeting of the Rotary Club this week at their luncheon at Fox hotel. Visiting Rotarians were, Fred Hlx from El Centre and J. C. Garriott of Oildale. Other guests we're A. L. Miles, J. W. Novak, Ted Pheal. Kenneth Skeen, Pat McNulty, A. R. Nevlns, JCorman Grouse and Johnny Springer, who operated the projector. . President Everette Blrchfield presided, and Leroy Carlson was chairman of the day. Shaffer Man Reported Wounded by War Dept. Private- First Class Haskell Ely is reported wounded In action by the war department through Associated Press. Private Ely is the son or *b'lmer Ely of Shatter. Experimental Station Is Host to Leaders of Vital Kern Crop Group Sponsored by the California Planting Cotton Seed Dis- tributers co-operating with the United States Department of Agriculture in the production of one variety cotton seed in California, 115 representatives of co-operating cotton companies, oil mills, gins and growers gathered yesterday at the United States cotton field station nt Shatter. At the station George J. Harrison, mnlinger of the stntion and om> of the outstanding cotton breeders in the United States, explained the intricacies of cotton breeding nnd the In test developments in California's pure cotton seed which is the foundation for California's one variety cotton program, which is the outstanding example of co-operation in the United States. Following Mr. Harrison's explanation of laboratory tests and detailed work, a tour of experimental plots was taken and comparison of superior qualities of California's Acala cotton were demonstrated in the field under actual growing conditions. Following this tour the representatives met at the Cawelo Motel for lunch. II. L. Pomeroy, president of the seed organization, introduced If. D. Barker, principal pathologist in charge of cotton disease and investigation for the United State Department of Agriculture, who explained the latest methods and results In controlling wilt in cotton. He was followed by C. H. Wadleigh. senior chemist, United States regiona.1 salinity laboratory at Riverside, Calif., who explained results of experiments in control of salts in water for irrigation of cotton varieties. m Mr. Harrison spoke briefly of the work entailed in the hand crossing j of seed and selection of strains for I the future to comply with market j requirements. v Walter Ball, assistant chief of the state department of agriculture seed certification bureau, urged growers to have their fields clean of weeds before picking and stated that this was one of the strict requirements for pure seed certification and that all certification plans were modeled after the plan established by the California Planting Seed Distributors in 1925. Other visitors were Professor B. A. Madson, head of agronomy division. College of Agriculture, Davis; and Professor F. N. Briggs, geneticist, of the same division; R. F. Reitmeir, United States Salinity Laboratory, Riverside, Calif., and Jack Klein of the California Cultivator, who is one of the strong advocates of farmer co-operation in California. ACTRESS IS WED HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 9. (M— Dona Drake, 22-year-old film actress, disclosed yesterday that she has been married since August 19, to Billy Travilla, studio dress designer. Miss Drake said the ceremony was performed in Santa Monica by a municipal judge. BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1944 PAGES 7 TO 12 NEW MANAGER—Joyce Hay, longtime production credit expert, will manage the East Bakersfield branch of Anglo-California National Bank. JOYCE HAY NEW BANK MANAGER EAST BAKERSFIELD UNIT GETS NEW CHIEF WITH US TODAY Paul E. Terry, Los Angeles. Business. Hotel El Tejon. Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Menken and daughter, San Francisco. Visiting. Hotel El Tejon. Mrs. Burrell J. Sprague, G if ford, Pa. Visiting. Porterfield hotel. Mr.' and Mrs. E. Whitcley. Kansas City, Mo. Visiting. Bakersfield Inn. W. J. McClurc, Harvey, 111. Business. Bakersfield Inn. Announcement of the appointment of Joyce C. Hay as manager of the East Bakersfield Branch of the Anglo-California National Bank, was made today by D. C. Shannon, resident vice-president of the bank. The new management will provide complete banking facilities at East Bakersfield, including every type of loan service, and will specialize In the extension of farm and livestock credit. Mr. Hay comes to the Anglo Bank with wide experience in Kern county in the field of banking and farm credit administration. For the past five years, he has been employed as secretary-manager of the Bakersfield Production Credit Association and prior to that time, was active in both banking and agricultural adjustment work. Although a native of Texas. Mr. Hay has been a resident of Kern county for more than 20 years and now makes his home in East Bakersfield with his wife and two children. Walter Thornton. former manager at East Bakersfield. returns to the Bakersfield office of the bank as assistant manager. Rio Bravo Library Returns to Schedule RIO BRAVO, Sept. 9.—With the opening of the fall school term, the Rio Bravo branch library will return its regular schedule. Beginning Wednesday, September 13, the branch will be open from 9:30 a. m. to 3:30 p. m. each Wednesday. New shipments of adult and juvenile books are received at the branch twice monthly and a number of the most popular current periodicals are available for circulation. Hot Weather Admitted on Admission THREE MORE SWELTER DAYS SEEN FOR KERN BY WEATHERMAN GANDHI AND JINNAH CONFER BOMBAY, Sept. 9. (iW—Mohandas K. Gandhi and Mahomed All Jlnnah met today at Jinnah's home and jegin a discussion which may lead to settlement of India's Hindu- Moslem problem. Everyone is still admitting it on Admission Day that the weather is hot. The weather 'man lifted up the underside of a stray breeze, found It considerably shrunk from the hot air and declared today, "There will be no relief from the present hot spell for three days." Maximum temperature for yesterday was 106 degrees and it was expected to hover around the same mark today and tomorrow. Minimum temperature this morning was 7.1 degrees and tomorrow it was expected to be the same. Last night's sticky atmosphere was due to the increase in humidity. Although the temperature fell from 104 to 88 degrees, the humidity increased from 14 per cent at 4:30 p. m. to 37 per cent at midnight. With the holiday, home coolers worked overtime, dogs sat in lawn sprays and birds took off for upper reaches of the sky, where a few stray breezes blow. Hart Reminds Parents of State School Regulations In an announcement to the press today, Leo B. Hart, superintendent of Kern County School, emphasized that as a provision of the law relating to child welfare and school attendance, the state of California requires that every child between 8 and 16 years of age must attend a full time day school. All children between the ages of 1C and 18 are required to attend classes under the California continuation education act unless excused by reason of permits to employ, issued by proper educational authorities, Mr. Hart said. "Any child may be reported as a truant who has been absent from school without valid excuse for more than three days or tardy more than three days. "The attendance officer, any peace officer or any school officer shall arrest, during school hours, without warrant, any child between the ages of 8 and 15 found away from his home as a truant from Instruction," Superintendent Hart said. The law further provides that any parent, guardian or other persons having control of any child who fails to comply with the foregoing provisions is guilty of a misdemeanor and is liable to a-fine of from $10 to $50 or to Imprisonment for 5 to 25 days, or both such fine and imprisonment, the report shows. "Any person, agent or corporation that violates, or fails to comply with, the provisions of law in the matter, or suffers any minor to be employed in violation of the attendance laws is also guilty of a misdemeanor which carries a penalty of from a $50 to $200 fine or a prison term of not more than GO days or both fine and imprisonment," Mr. Hart added. To enforce the school laws, Kern county has employed, through the county board of education, four full time child welfare and school attendance officers who are residing in various sections of the county. The staff of enforcement officers consists of Chester Ashford, Carvel Morton, S. S. Stancel and James Churchill. STATE COOLS OFF IN FOG BELT By Associated Pi-ess Cooling fog knocked temperatures down in southern California today, following Friday's abnormal beat. But through the northern part of the state the mercury was on the rise. As an example of the sudden drop in the south, Burbank's noon temperature today was 79, whereas Friday's high was 108, and at Glendale it was 77 against yesterday's IOC. The temperature was up to 105 at noon today in Chico where the reading Friday was 103. The thermometer stood at 90 degrees in San Francisco at noon, the highest yet this year, but 45 minutes later It had dropped to 85 degrees. Friday's maximum was 87. It was 95 at Saora:nento at noon, against 94 Friday; 98 in Petaluma, against 93 yesterday. At Santa Clara it was 96 at noon, the same as Friday's maximum. Martinez reported a noon reading of 96 today against 86 yesterday. The noon temperature at Modesto today was 87. Yesterday's noon reading was 88, and maximum, 104 degrees. LOTS OF WORK—"An example of proof indicates the monumental work on this book, and being the full history of the post for 25 years, will serve as a source record for all matters covered by It. A great deal of credit is due the post history book committee and The Bakers* field Californlan, who have done such an excellent job In the prepara. tion of this book," were the words of Frederick E. Hoar, current commander of the Frank S. Reynolds Post 26, American Lesion, in his opinion of "Those Who Serve," edited by the American .Legion, with the history of Kern county and pictures of more than 5000 servicemen and women on its pages. Pictured, left to right, examining a negative for one of the projection prints, is Mrs. Edith Bedell, California!! librarian, who has taken charge of preparing the servicemen's cuts for the book; Frederick E. Hoar, post commander; and C. C. Parcher, who assisted in the preparation ol the copy and one of the proofreaders for "Those Who Serve," SLANE APPROVES DORSERLAN STATE SCHOOL HEAD GIVES QUALIFIED OKAY Qualified approval of a bill int?o- duced by Senator Jess R. Dorsey, of Bakersfield, to the state interim committee on state training schools for boys and girls, was announced today. The Dorsey bill provides for rehabilitation of juvenile delinquents. Harold A. Slane, charter member of the State Youth Authority, told a stats Senate Investigation committee he favored the proposal, "but only if such schools are kept apart from the present correctional system." "Mass adoption of the responsibilities of parents by the state would lead us on the road to national socialism." he declared. "Let us keep the proceedings in these cases on the civil side of the courts and avoid stigmatizing the child. But first of all let us make sure the parents are compelled to do their duty by their offspring," Commltteeman Slane said. . Herman G. Stark, chief of the authority's division of delinquency prevention, approved the plan, but urged that the schools should consist of small units of not more than 250 children each. He declared the increase In Juvenile delinquency outstrips the population gain in the state, with 50,000 children arrested last year, and 25 to 30 per cent of them turned over to the youth authority for correction. Half the criminal acts in California are committed by juveniles, he added, and present juvenile correctional facilities are inadequate. Appearing! before the committee Thursday, District Attorney Fred N. Howser and Vierllng Kersey, city superintendent of schools In Los Angeles, opposed the measure. Library Displays Slated for School Weekly library displays and classroom use of the library are expected to increase book circulation again this year at the East Bakersfield High School Library, according to Miss Christina McKellar, school librarian. Book circulation at the school last year increased 20 per cent over the year before. Over 200 new books were added to the library this year. Books were selected on the basis of their adaptability to high school student's interests and reading ability. Many of the book* are tied up with the school's guidance program in that they deal with vocations, hobbies, and biography. Other books relate to the present war with em- problems of the peace. Pre-War School Enrollment Record Seen 3458 Students Enrolled in First Week Against Record in 1937-1938 of 3773; Estimated Total by October 1 is 3740; Teacher Shortage Cited CHICKENS READY FOB SHOW—Roy F. Blcdsop and his daughter, Kvelyn. and snn. Donald, get their prixe chickens ready for Victory Foods Fail- set at Kern County Fairgrounds, September 20 to -4. Food Preservation Contest Is Feature of Victory Fair Food preservation entries will form a distinct purl of tlic ViiMory Despite the fact that the armed services take many high school age youths, Bakersfield High School's registration today was well on its way to a pre-war record in enrollments for the fall school term with 3458 enrolled this week. The peak record of enrollment at the high school for all time was hack in UW7-UKJ8 when there were 3773 hoys and girls registered by October 1. That was before East Bakers- > field High School was estab-1 lished. J The next highest peak was j established in the UMO-1D41 school year where .'!7(il2 cnrollces wore listed nt Itnkersfield High, j The first week enrollment that ! year was .'!4,~>I and this year by the same measure, the first, week, enrollment was ;',1.~>S, a total of 7 more pupils. L. W. Hedge. Bakersfielil Hich HEARINGS ON AIR SERVICE SLATED FEEDER LINES TO CITY TO BE PROBED NOV. 1 Foods Fair which will be held in Unkersfield. September '.'(I-L'I. inclusive. : school principal,'today predicted th Kiitry blanks may be obtained from the office of Janios Oillagy, l(i(!."» j local school's total enrollment by ()<•• Chester n venue, it wart announced today. The filled out entry must be tnhpr ' witl nrm ' 1>0 ;l74 " students as compared to the original prediction ol :>4!»0. There are now tif>2 more students enrolled than were repis- 1131 SOLDIERS' WIVES GET CARE FEDERAL MATERNITY AID REPORT GIVEN Since the inception of the federal program of maternity care for the wives of servicemen, a total of 1131 women have been provided with prenatal care, hogpitalization and six weeks of postnatal care, it was reported today from the Kern county health department. Although the public health department is administrator of the meas- tered a year ago. overcrowded and there is a distinct ure. the women may go to any pri vale hospital they select and also ! approved methods. choose their own doctor, according to the provisions of the federal caro program. i In order to receive benefits of the j Federal maternity care provisions, j an applicant must go to the Kern i county health department and pre- j sent her identification and make application. In order to obtain full benefits to which she is entitled, a woman should make application immediately following knowledge of her pregnancy. returned to that office by September 12. it was announced today by Mrs. S. (\ Denison, chairman of the food preservation department. The food preservation section is aimed to show results of the campaign that has been carried on under the direction of the agriculture extension service of the University of California and the county food preservation committee is cooperating. Products entered will be those preserved according to methods approved by the University of California, namely: pressure cooker canning of meat, poultry, fish and all vegetables except tomatoes; water bath canning of fruits, tomatoes and tomato juice: fruit Juices: drying of fruits and vegetables in a home dehydrator, pickles, fruits and vegetables. Mrs. Denison today urged each i housewife to enter her best jar of | Tlakersfield's cash registers arc foods processed .or dried by these i still smoking from their repented Formal hearings on applications to establish airliner feeder service through Bakersfield and the San Joai'iuin valley will be held in San Francisco starting November 1, according to a report received today by Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce from officials of United Air Lines in San Francisco. Place and time of hearings has not yet been Mathematics, biological science | released but notice is expected here and mechanical arts classes are ;l s soon as a definite schedule has been completed. teacher shortage in these fields. An attempt Is being made to set more instructors for these classes. CITY TOPS STATE IN JULYJALES LOCAL INCREASE SET AT 28 PER CENT Voters Must Register by September 28 The office of County Clerk R. J. If she makes visits to a I Veon announced today that Sep. doctor without making application, the previous visits cannot be paid for under the federal plan. The federal help to the wives of servicemen includes all the'four lower ranks in every branch of the service. Cadet wives were recently included under the provisions of the bill. Early applications for the federal assistance will make it possible for the payment of bills relating to laboratory tests, blood tests and X-ray, whenever necessary. All expenses including medicine and drugs and therapy during the woman's stay in the hospital are included. Any expensive drugs that might be needed before the patient enters the hospital are not included in the federal care plan. Medical care for the new-born infant past the first six weeks is not included, unless the child was born prematurely. If a. baby becomes ill, then the mother must file another application for sick infant care. The mother must make three visits to the doctor the first week of the child's illness in order to be eligible for the medical care and the application must be made immediately during the first week. Medical care for babies covers the first year only. Further information may be obtained from Dr. W. C. Buss or Mrs. Lenore Elwood in the Kern county health department about the operation of the federal maternity care program. In the army, privates, corporals and bucl* sergeant's wives are included, but not staff, technical or master sergeant's wives. Ration Board Seeks More Volunteers If you drive an automobile with an A card and expect to get it renewed, now Is the time for all good housewives to contemplate giving a few hours work to the Bakersfield ration board. "We need volunteers so desperately, unless we get them, there just won't be any A book out on schedule and persons needing gasoline won't have it," said Miss Sheila Nick, ration board chief clerk, today. "Women who can give a few hours in the day or any evening next week are asked to telephone me at the ration board on Monday. The telephone number Is 9-9419. tember 28 will 4>e the last day on which citizens of Kern county may register to vote in the coming election with approximately 10,000 Kern county voters not yet registered. Up to this date a total of 48.000 qualified voters have been registered in the county clerk's office, 44,li24 having registered in May of this year. In the last general election year of 1942 there was a total registration of voters aggregating 61,957, and it is estimated that there will be a considerable jump In the number of voters in Kern county I this year when the final tabulations are completed, county clerk's attaches said. use in the increased volume of sales that, topped all records in the state of California, judging from a survey just completed by J. C. Capt, federal census director, who viewed all sales made by Independent retailers. Bakersfield sales were upped 28 per cent during July, as compared with July last year, while the average increase in sales for the state was only 10 pe-- cent. Fresno registered only a 22 per cent gain for the same period. Bakersfield spurted ahead in the state with an increase of 1(1 per cent In the first seven months of the year and Riverside sales wore up 18 per cent in July and 12 per cent for the first seven months, being .also one of the close competitors. Mr. Capt said that dollar sales in California for the first seven months of 1944 stood 10 per cent ahead of last year's volume for the same period, based on reports from 2400 stores exclusive of department stores. Department store sales were j n, a «,-..., o up 11 per cent over sales In the first I Local chamber of commerce officials and civic leaders have maintained a close interest In proposals to provide feeder service via air to major communities in the southern San Junquin area. Three applications are pending before the Civil Aeronautics Board at the present time which would affect Bakersfield. Applications on File Already on file are applications of the Southwest Airways Company, Ryan School of Aeronautics and Los Angeles Airways. Civil Aeronautics Board approval of any of these applications would make Bakersfield one of the principal terminals along the feeder service routes. Early this summer the Bakersfield chamber prepared and submitted extensive briefs to the CAB, urging consideration of the applications and providing comprehensive information on local advantages, statistics and data. Chamber representatives are expected to be present in San Francisco when the hearings open. "We are not on record favoring 1 the application of any one company- over another," President Lawrence F. Lake stated. "We are, however, favoring the establishment of airliner feeder service through here and will continue to maintain a close interest in the proceedings." "Currently Insured" Term Is Explained KDITOH'S XOTK—This i.i thp twelfth WIN CITATION—Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Basham of Bakersfield, just recently received a letter stating their son. Lieutenant (j. g.) CJurlyn A. Basham, has been awarded a citation for meritorious service during the Bougainville campaign and at Raboul and he is now assigned to second carrier task force duty. Before his enlistment in the navy, he was connected with the high school staff in Taft. seven months of 19411. Shoe Stores Up 25 Per Cent Shoe stores reported the greatest per cent increase in retail sales amounting to 25 per cent, as compared to last July. Other substantial gains were among meat and fish markets, 24 per cent; lumber and building material dealers, 22 per cent, and family clothing stores, 17 per cent. Only liquor stores and jewelers registered losses from last year's sales. Long Beach showed the biggest jump in sales among cities of more than 100.000 population with increases of 1!) per cent in July and 15 per cent for the first seven months of the year 1 . Constitution Will Be Theme of Address laws. "When Is a Wage Earner said lit Be "Currently Insured?" The term "currently insured" applies to a worker who dies leaving children under age 18 or one who dies leaving a widow with children under age 18 in her care. In such cases the worker would be considered currently insured, if he had worked six quarters in covered employment during the 11 quarters just before his death. In other words, if he had worked half the time during the three years immediately preceding his death, and had received during that time as much as $50 in any six of the 12 previous quarters he j would be "currently insured." The widow and children would then bp eligible for survivors benefits. For further information call or write the Bakersfield office of the Social Security Board located at 209 Professional building, Bakersfield. The adoption of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1ST years ago, will be the theme for the forty-sixth in a series of "Speak Up for Democracy" broadcasts on station KPMC at 10:30 p. m. Monday, sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Commander Frank Harrison is announced, of Private Harold Brown post here. ! Today marks the ninety-fourth un- Admission Day Is Observedjjy State In observance of Admission Day, all state offices will be closed today according to established custom, it announced today. Carl Olson has been chosen to deliver the address. "Because of prevailing war conditions we will make no attempt to arrange a special Constitution Day program." Commander Harrison also stated. "Under ordinary circumstances we think this particular day should be observed nationally with meetings in each community." Booklet Published on State Security Laws Because the technical and legal language of California's old-age security laws is obscure to the lay leader, the Citizens Committee for Old Age Pensions bus published a booklet .clarifying points not otherwise easily understood. Prepared by George H. McLain, chairman of the committee's board of trustees, the booklet asks and answers every question likely to arise in the mind of a recipient of old-age aid, or a prospective applicant for such aid. No such compendium of the state's social security laws ever before has been attempted. Besides the understandable summary of pension legislation, there is explanatory data on budgets of needs, personal and real property, relative contribution and many .other matters of vital interest to elderly persons, the chairman stated. BASSINET TO LEND TAFT, Sept. 8.—The local fted rosa headquarters announces that :here is a bassinet ready for loan. Anyone desiring to borrow It should call the office in the Reader Building. niversary of our youthful state, and Admission Pay has in the past been an important day on the California calendar, but It is thought that due to the war effort the usual red letter day will be. celebrated by comparatively few people. USO Radio Program Scheduled for Tonight Sponsurt.'d&by the USO, a radio program will bo presenlfd from radio station KERN tonight from 9 to 9:15 p. rn. Appearing on the program, according to Jules Bernhardt, director, will be the Skyliners from Minter Field directed by Corporal Roy Larson through the courtesy of Warrant Officer Harold Hines: Alan Levine, Miss Doris Crane, a junior hostess; WAC Katherine Lazot who will King, Private Phil DeOama who will present a'dramatic reading, "A Serviceman Speaks". AMERICANISM AWARD—Frank V. Harrison, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post No. 1468, is shown at right receiving a trophy from the department junior vice-commander, Charles P. Ash, who recently presented the award to the post for outstanding Americanism activities for 1943-1944. Chairman of the radio committee and • junior past commander, V. II. Morgan received special credit tor AmericunUm work d'tiie on his broadcasts. V Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument Near the Offlw Phone 7-7185

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