The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 12, 1944 · Page 7
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Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, September 12, 1944
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PIPEFULS Cotton Yield Up (Tuesday. September 1'.', 1044) in Kern LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1944 PA&S 7 TO 14 —Air CoriM Plioto Lieutenant William E. Belluomini Lieutenant William E. (Bill) Belluomini, navigator on a B-17 which was reported missing in a flight over France May 9, is alive, well and safe, according; to a cablegram received by his wife, Mrs. Avis Allen Belluomini, in which he •aid, "Well and safe. Expect to see you soon." Me also sent his love to Teresa Belluomini, his 19- months-old daughter. Lieutenant Belluomini, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Belluomini of this city, went into the service in July, ]942, receiving training at Santa Ana, Ellington Field. Texas, artd San Marcus. Texas, where he \vas commissioned in September, 1941!. He and his cnfw went to England in March. 1944 •ills whereabouts is still a military secret but from the tone of his cablegram he definitely is not a prisoner of war at this time. Hopes for his safety have been held by his wife»and family ever since word was received from his flight commnr.der that eight parachutes had been seen blossoming down from the disabled bomber. Charles Fussel Lnst report from Charles Fussel. of The Californian's mechanical department, had him at Camp Claiborne, La., where he was with a heavy weapons outfit (including the 80-millimeter mortar) in infantry and had qualified with a ma- -chinegun and pistol for expert and sharpshooter ratings. He has made a fine record with with his training for tlie infantry service, which is a complicated branch these days. John Mongol)! Writing to Earl Miner here, John Mongold. recently promoted to a first lieutenant where he is serving in New Guinea, suggests that It would improve my column if 1 would list the APO numbers of men about whom 1 write. I'd cer- • tainly like to do this and the idea occurred to me when I started writing about servicemen of Kern county and the great part they are playing in the war, but we are not permittee} to print the APO numbers of the addresses of servicemen outside of the United States— that is a war department order for Security reasons and we can't do anything about it. Sorry. Mclv'ln Davis of this city is in Lieutenant Mongolds outfit. I see from the Chronicle & Echo, the newspaper published at Southampton, England, that Captain jtmes T. Dresser. 1C1S Oregon street, sometime last August made n trip to Stratford-on-Avon, the Shakespeare country, and visited Warwick castle, the Shakespeare home, gardens and Anne Hathaway's cottage and saw a performance of Midsummer Night's Dream in the Shakespeare Memorial theater. Euglc'K Ix'Uer Here is an odd little story: F. M. Engle, an instructor in armaments at Buckley Field, was the recipient, theoretically at any rate, of a letter from Milton Allen. The letter traveled for almost a year and then came back to another man named Engle. Engle is now trying to recover the letter as a souvenir. Incidentally his commanding officer in the first World War was Dwight Eisenhower. Snyder letter "Dear Mr. Day. "As a former member of the Aircraft Warning Service here in Kern county, I'd like to tell you how much I appreciated your printing a. part of Mr. Kane's letter from Staff Sergeant Dave Snyder. I'm sure that not only I, but many others of his friends here enjoyed reading his interesting account of his work in India through your splendid column. Not only Sergeant Snyder but many other fine members of the signal corps who were stationed at the local filter -center are now serving in various theaters of war. Those of us who worked two and three years with these men have not forgotten them. Many of us feel very close to them. We appreciate any news that you print about them more than you might realize, even though the A, W. S. has been inactivated. As an ex- epotter yourself. Mr. Day, I'm sure you can understand how we feel. "Sincerely yours, AN EX-A. W. S. VOLUNTEER * (Name withheld upon request) LADIES AID MEET FELLOWS, Sept. 12.—The first meeting of the fall for the Ladies Ala of the Presbyterian Church of Fellows will be held Thursday, at 12 noon. A potluck luncheon will be eerved followed by a business meet Ing conducted by Mrs. J. A, Menzies, president. Union Cemetery NON-PKOFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Us Lovely Landscaped Grounds •'Gardens and Flowers and Geinlikc Lukes Se« Our Monument Display Near Hie Office Phone 7-7185 Increase Cited by Co-operative Head Kern county's cotton, yield ' is expected to be much higher | this year, J. B. Neilsen, assist- j ant manager of the California Cotton Co-operative Association, announced today. The cotton yield of the entire state of California has had an 8-pound raise per acre in the past month; from August 1 to September 1. The crop, which yields 5(50 pounds per acre, made good progress with favorable wenther, but the late start makes autumn wenther a critical factor in ultimnte yield, ns picking will be unusually .late. Mr. Nielsen said tlint tlie Kern cotton gins will probably begin op- eratinp around September 22. In Washington, T>. C.. the House j and Senate are reviewing a bill i which raises the cotton loan 2'.i per cent, as compared to the July 1 par- j ity. Manager Nielsen declared. ] He said that the association is encouraging the cotton growers to use I the loan and support the market. j California retains its usual lead in j yield. New Mexico being next with j 511 pounds per acre average, and I Arizona third with 4»0. Texas, the | biggest cotton state, baa a ICTi-pound average yield per acre. California is producing 25 times as much cotton as Florida this year, .155,000 bales against 14,000. Siren Will Tell Fall of Germany DEFENSE COUNCIL DISCOURAGES CELEBRATION Feeling that Kern residents should be notified as soon as possible even though no thought of celebration should enter the gesture, members of the Kern County Defense Council executive committee have agreed that county sirens should be sounded when CSermany capitulates, according to Chairman A, AV. Noon. A steady blast similar to that used in the "all clear" signals rather than the up and down tones ot the, warning signal, is recommended for use. Emphasizing that there should be no thought of celebration or festivity, Supervisor Noon stated that members of the council felt, however, that the vital news should reach all of Kern county's residents as soon as possible. The county defense council chairman added that rather than to encourage festivity or celebration. Kern residents should be encouraged to observe a day or hour of prayer in thanksgiving for the cessation of hostilities in one of the theaters of war. i "The cessation of hostilities in the European theater of war, however, should not cause our residents to feel that the entire war is ended," said Chairman Noon, continuing: "There are those who do feel that the capitulation of Germany means a total war's end, but to the vast majority It will indicate rather that redoubled efforts are necessary toward the ultimate victory over the Japanese." The defense council head pointed out that the sheriff's office will check and double check with Associated Press and other sources before any notification is issued. Safety at School Crossing Is Urged Caution Signs Suggested At City Council Meeting At a brief meeting of tbe City Council last night, Councilman Manual J. Carnakis of the Third ward said that some immediate measure of safety should be provided at the school crossing at Q street and Golden State Highway. Mr. Carnakis said many children attending the Hawthorne Elementary School were obliged to cross the highway in the face of speeding traffic, and suggested that caution signs should be erected and lanes laid out more carefully. The problem was referred to City Engineer J. B. Holfelder, who will make recommendations at the next council meeting. It was pointed out that tomorrow is the last day on which voters in the Fifth ward may file petition for a special election to choose a council member to fill the vacancy created two weeks ago by the death of the late Councilman M. D. Marmaduke. Unless such a petition, bearing the signatures of a number of voters in that ward equal to 25 per cent of the voters voting in tbe last general election, is filed tomorrow, the City Council may or may not appoint another councilman to fill the vacancy, it was declared. SPEAKER—Visual Education—today's , Challenge to Public Education" will be the, subject Bruce A. Findiay will discuss before parents, teachers, school officials, and business leaders in the auditorium of Washington School at 8 o'clock this evening. Mr. Findiay, former assistant superintendent of Los Angeles public schools and now head supervisor of visual education for Los Angeles schools, is being brought to Bakersfield by Leo B. Hart, superintendent of Kern county schools, to discuss one of the significant educational developments of today at a meeting open to the public. WITH US TODAY Siiult, Ashland. IJakersfield motel, Neb. , Ariz. I'll ill 11. Business. M. 8. Cumberland, Phoenix, Business. Southern hotel. G. If. Holer, Meridian, Idaho. Visiting. Southern hotel. Mrs. C. C. Selden, Los Angeles. Visiting. Hotel 131 Tejon. RITESHELDFOR JOHN U ASYE FINAL TRIBUTE PAID COUNTY PIONEER 10 Babies Born on Day of Admission STORK COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL MISSIONS TO KERN FAMILIES BANNERS MARK VICWFAIR ANNUAL AFFAIR WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 20 Bakersfield's business district took on a festive appearance today in preparation for the 1944 Victory Foods' Fair and Livestock Show, which open* at the Kern County Fairgrounds, September 20-24 inclusive. Street decorations and banners were being hung throughout the central business district and in the huge exhibit building at the Fairgrounds, which will house commercial an'l agricultural displays for an estimated 50.000 spectators. At the same time, it was announced that today is the last day- entries for any division are to be received, if exhibitors wish to compete for prints and prize money. Entries will be received at the offices of the Fair Association, 1665 Chester avenue, if delivered in person. Entries' by mail will be considered eligible if the postmark is not later than midnight tonight. Officials Slate Meeting Fair officials will meet at 7:30 p. m. this evening in the office of the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce to complete plans for entertainment and exhibits during the showing. Special radio broadcasts will be given from the grounds this year, as well as from Fair Association offices in the exhibit building. A number of commercial exhibits have been scheduled for the main building, it was announced. These include display* of farm machinery, tractors, farm implements and other items from local commercial and industrial outlets: re'ail exhibits: a large exhibit from the American lied Cross, sponsored by the Harry Coffee Company of Bakersfield: along with several exhibits from communities throughout the county. Commercial Exhibitors Commercial exhibitors desiring space in the exhibit building should contact the offices of the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce as soon as possible. Only a small portion of choice display booths remain and will be allocated to exhibitors on a "first come, first served" basis. Hunters Warned of Forest Fire Danger Deer hunters who will throng to the east end of Kern county in the Sequoia National Forest area when the season opens September 1C were warned today by George James, district ranger, Sequoia National Forest, in charge of Greenhorn section, to take care in extinguishing camp fires and cigarettes since present weather conditions are especially conducive to forest fires. With suppression crews depleted and many firemen called to put out fires in adjoining' counties, flames once started will be difficult to control, he said. The co-operation of hunters in preventing fires as well as spotting and extinguishing' flames is urgently needed, Mr. James declared. Baling Operations to Resume on Lot Until materials are made available for the rebuilding of the Bakersfield Sanitation Company's paper storage building at Fourteenth and N streets, which was completely destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon, at a loss of $0000, baling operations will be carried on at an empty lot as soon as a suitable lot and a baler can be obtained, according to C. R. Morton, office manager of the company. At present paper collected is being taken to the dump. Funeral services for John T. Basye, 05-year-old Bakersfield pioneer, who died September 10 at his home in the Virginia Colony, were held today at 2 p. m. at Payne & Son Chapel, the Reverend B. C. Barrett officiating. Pallbearers were Tom Williams, Leo G. Pauly, Henry Scott, Duval Williams. Frank Morley and William Smalley. Interment was in Union Cemetery. Mr. Basye was born in 1X49 in Fauguier county, Virginia. At the age of 15 he was called upon to care for his widowed mother and three sisters at the close of the Civil War. Witnessed Battle of Bull Hun He often recalled witnessing the Battle of Bull Run which was fought on his home place. He married Katherine Klipstein. sister of the late H. W. Klipstein, in 1S80. Ten years later they moved to Bakersfield. Their first home was in the Borgwardt addition. Later they moved to take up a government claim of IfiO acres south of Bakersfield. From there, Mr. Basye moved to help establish the Virginia Colony and his farm home there. He served on the Democratic central committee for many years and in 1920 greeted Franklin D. Roosevelt when he spoke here at the old courthouse park. Road Superintendent He served as road superintendent under Supervisor .1. W. Woody and Supervisor J. O. Hart of District 3. His wife died July 5. 1923. Surviving Mr. Basye are sons, Edmund B. Basye. Elk Grove: John T. Basye, Jr., Bakersfleld: Hal T. Basye, Temple City, daughters, Mrs. Mary Nelson, Sacramento: Mrs. Rose Giboney, San Francisco: Mrs. Linda Smalley, San Francisco; Mrs. Kathryn .1. Williams, Chowchilla. Six grandchildren and six great- grandchildren also survive him. Legion Names New Committee Chairmen Group's 1944-1945 Leaders Announced by Commander Appointment of chairmen of standing committees to direct activities in the American Legion program f or tlie 1944-1945 term was announced today by Frederick E. Hoar, commander of Frank S. Reynolds Post. The new chairmen are: auditing and j budget, Past Commnader Frederick S. Wheeler; Americanism, Ray T. Neideffer: child welfare, Leon Bryson; boys' state, Dr. Thomas L. Nelson; community betterment, Chester D. Bartlett; rehabilitation, Harold D. Leddy. postwar planning, Jesse D. Stockton; veterans' welfare, employment and relief, Elmer F. Karpe; house, Cliff Saint; disaster relief, Frank E. Loustalot; war transportation and traffic safety, LeRoy F. Galyen; post history book, John F. Watts; veterans' home and farm, James B. Coit, and Legion auxiliary liaison, Marie Littig. As post representatives to Kern county council of the American Legion the commander will be assisted by Steve Gekas and Harry T. Shirley, and by Bryan J. Coleman and Grant E. Clayton as delegates to Allied Veterans' Co-ordinating Council. Gardner Band Slates Concert Wednesday TAFT. Sept. 12.—"Headlines," a modern American tone poem, will be featured, Wednesday night, in the first of a series of summer concerts by the Gardner Field military band at Taft City Park. An hour-long program of marches, semi-classical and popular numbers in band tempo will be presented every other Wednesday, beginning at 8 p. m. Civilians in Taft and surrounding communities as well as families of military personnel are Invited to attend. The Gardner Field band, under tlie direction of Warrant Officer Alex- andrew'CoUrage, wil play the following numbers, Wednesday night, September 13. "Hands Across the Sea," Sousa; "Headlines," Carlton Colby, "Poin- siana," Simon; "Pop Goes the Weasel;" "Emperor Waltz," Strauss; "French National Defile Marche;" "March to the Scaffold," Hector Berlioz; "Marche Slave," Tchaikovsky, "United States Army March," Captain Thomas Darcy; "National Anthem!" Man Solves Housing Worry by Bringing Home With Him There's more than one way to beat the housing shortage. Ask Neal Lohman, East Bakersfield High School mathematics teacher. Mr, Lohman brought his flve-rocm house with him when he moved here from Alpaugh this summer. Alpaugh is 50 miles north of Bakersfield. But instead of 'a 50-mile trip it turned out to be more than 70 miles in order to avoid obstructions. Several'times there were only a few-inches clearance between the house and telephone poles along the road. At one place a telephone pole had to be moved to let the house by. On a bridge, Mr. Lohman heard H crunching sound, but got the house across before much damage done. In Bakersfield the house got stuck,, on the railroad track at Edison highway and Mount Vernon street. Someone told Mr. Lohman a train was coming, so he got two more trucks and pulled the house off the tracks. Mr. Lohman, who is a mild mannered man, and doesn't look as though he could move houses, say« the only damage done to the house was some cracked plaster which can be fixed for $30.00. He moved his garage down here, too, but says that was The house Is now, resting comfortably at 2021 Monterey street, thank you. The stork completed 10 missions on Admission Day, delivering six native sons and four native daughters at maternity wards of two local hospitals. Last o| the deliveries was Michael Patrick Franey. born to Staff Sergeant .and .Mrs. Gerald Patrick Franey at Mercy Hospital at ll:l"i p. m. The baby has a •14-month-old sister. Joan Marie. Sergeant Franey is stationed at Camp BreckenridRe. Ky. Lieutenant and Mrs. .1. A» Darby, 807 Seventeenth street, received a sou in tbe Admission Day deliveries mid no name has ns yet 'been assigned the new arrival, according to hospital authorities. Other babies who will celebrate birthdays on the same days as their native state include a daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Johnson fit' Lamont: a son born to Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Smith. ;H>1 K street: a daughter, born to Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Griggs. ^800 Kentucky street; a daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Stewart, of Weed Patch: a daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gregg of Shatter. All these babies were born at. the Mercy Hospital. Admission Day births registered at Kern ^General Hospital included Pedro Cervantes, born to Mr. and Mrs. Alferd Reyes (Cervantes, 525 East. Ninth street: n son born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henry Cartwright. 1417 Houser street; a son born to Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Mahin, 5o:! El Tejon Drive, Oildale. The San Joaquin Hospital and Miss Freise's Maternity Home reported the stork flew over both places with no deliveries that day. FORTUNE,SHAW STATEMENT OUT BOARD ELECTIONS SET SEPTEMBER 18 W^ / ^-- ' { *jr / ^ f*~7 -^Mi KII.I.KI) IN CRASH—Lieutenant. William F. Washburn, H-17 pilot, was killed in a airplane crash in Sioux City. Iowa, it was reported here today. His widow is the former Miss Vicky McClure, prominent In junior college student and social circles here and a talented tbespiiin. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd McClure, of Bakersfield. Forum Speakers Approved by School Board Will Durant, Mark Gayn, G. A. Borgese, Ray Josephs, H. H. Chang, Konrad Heiden Selected to Speak; Series to Be Held at Standard School Approval of flit- fall Forum scries .speakers, acceptance oF the finaneiul stalenient as of September 1 and a report on (lit- reopening of Hie hoys' dormitory highlighted Hie meeting of the Kern County t'nion High School district hoard of trustees, Monday night, at Hakersficld High School, T. Harvey presiding. Authors and educators, Mark (tarn, (i MOTHERS FAVOR CITY NURSERIES X. A. PRO-AMERICA TO HEAR KNIGHl L A. JUDGE WILL SPEAK SEPTEMBER 29 Mabel Snowden Case Continued to Sept. 26 Mabel Reynolds Snowden was arraigned today before Superior Judge Warren Stockton in Department 2 of the Superior Court, charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The defendant entered a plea of guilty and the case was continued to September 26 for hearing on probation. Arraigned on a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct was Marvin Walker who made Written notice to set aside information, and on motion of Defense Counsel Morris B. Chain, • the case was continued to September 15. Arvle Underwood appeared for plea on charge of assault with intent to commit rape and Judge Stockton continued the case to September 15 for plea on motion of Defense Counsel Morgs B. Chain. ' Lionel W. Fortune and Robert D. Shaw, members of tlie sanitary board of Nortb-of the-Uiver santitary district and candidates for return to tlie same positions in the election to be held in the North-of-the-River area is, today issued the following joint statement in connection with their candidacies: "We came into office under unusual circumstances. The district election for three board members .should have been held in September, 1942; not having been called, a North- of-the River resident filed a mandamus action in the Superior Court as a result of which the district election was belatedly held on April HO, Ifl43. Three, members of the origional sanitary board were displaced at that election. Shortly after on May 5. tbe remaining two members of tlie original sanitary board resigned. As 'runner-up' in the late election we were then appointed by the three newly elected board members to serve out the un- expired terms of the two resigning officers. We are therefore the first members of the 'new' board to come before the district voters for ratification of our conduct. "The present five-man board was mandated by north-of-the-rlver residents to repeal the district garbage ordinance; we did so unanimously in February of this year, being the expiration of the year for which the original board had let the garbage contract under the ordinance and our first opportunity to act without, in our opinion, subjecting' the district to a lawsuit for breach of contract. We have put $162,500 of the sanitary district's sewer funds into United State war bonds, thereby returning substantial interest to tlie district. We have set the district tax rate this year at $.55 per hundred, necessary for retirement of district bonds and bond interest only, with no additional tax money being asked for maintenance and opera- lion. Substantial amounts of money, which in the opinion of present board members were paid out on claims not legally chargeable to the district, have been recovered and returned into the district treasury, and other proceedings to the same end are now pending. We feel we have justified the confidence'of our north-of-the-rlver (neighbors and ask return to the board solely on our record." WFA Head Explains Grape Disposition In response to inquiries regarding the disoositlon of Thompson seedless grapes produced on girdled vines and which have not been approved for use in the canning of fruit cocktail, Donald E. Wilcox, regional super- vlser, fruit and vegetable branch, War Food Administration, stated: ] "Publicity regarding the 1044 ) raisin program has been widespread ! and several times during the months of May and June producers were ad- i vised that whoever girdled his j Thompson seedless vines would do so j at his own risk." Wilcox added, "The War Food Ad- | ministration announced early this! year that the girdling of vines will ! not constitute an excuse for not dry- Ing the grapes and no tonnage of these grapes will be permitted to be diverted to outlets other than dry- Ing until the 1944-1945 production needed for the requirements of the armed forces, civilian and lend-lease have been met." Judge Goodwin Knight of Los Angeles will be the speaker at a public meeting to be conducted in tlie Emerson School auditorium, Friday evening. September 2!l. at 8 o'clock under tbe auspices of the Kern county unit of Pro-America, according to announcement of the chairman, Mrs. Albert S. Goode. Co-operating with tbe members of Pro-America will be members of tlie Kern county Republican central committee, beaded by Attorney Philip M. Wagy. Tbe meeting, which will be open to tlie public without charge, is being held in lieu of the regular monthly business session of ProAmerica. Assisting Mrs. (!oode with arrangements are tlie officers, including: Vice-Chairman Mrs. Harry Hammett; Mrs. Ray Burum, secretary, to arrange details, and Mrs. A. L. TrowhridKO. tresurer. Special committees will be appointed during tlie coming week by Airs. Goode. Judge Knight, one of California's well-known jurists, is moderator of the Los Angeles Forum of tbe Air. He was graduated from Stanford University and completed bis legal work at Cornell University. He lias been a Superior Court judge for the eight years and specializes in the study of, and has written numerous articles on. political science and American political history The jurist is a veteran of World War I and an active member •>!' the American Legion. Judge Knight, known to many Kern county residents, lias large mining interests in Kern county, and liis 7!l-> ear-old father. Jess Knight, lives on the Elephant mine ! at Mojave. The judge has been cited for distinguished civic service 'throughout tbe state of California, ! and his address in Bakersfield is anticipated by a liost of bis friends and acquaintances. All Kern county residents interested in the Dewey, Bricker, Houser ca:npaign, are extended an invitation to be present at the public meeting, Mrs. Goode announced today. Monthly Benefits of Widows Explained Borgese, II. II. Chant,'. Ray i Josephs, Konrad Heiden and Will Durant were approved' as fall forum series speakers. The lectures will he held at Standard School auditorium, in Oildale. Uusiiiess Manager TlitToii MK'ueu prt'sriiti'd lliu district statement of receipts niid disbursements from .July 1, 1!MJ, (o August ::i. llll-l, to tin 1 hoard announcing a total current cost of operation of $71 .x:ii.ii;j. Tliis increase over last year's figure of J70.42!).!>0 \y due partly to normal salary schedule Increases, lie explained. Total balance figure is $I.O,'iO,;iS1.75. a drop frinn last year's $l.l'S4.S12.SL>. Reduction is a result of using tlie c.nsh balance in order to reduce the lax last year, he stated. Boys' nnrmhory Approximately 15 boys from the Kernviile area are. now occupyin the- boys' ilormitory at. California avenue and C, street. Superintendent Thomas L. Nelson announced. Breakfast and lunch are served in the hish school cafeteria, he said, and dinners can be served in the girl's dormitory, Tentative board and room rate is $l'8, lie stated, in receiving the board's approval of this report. A $M> coaching bonus for Henry Minetti of Kast Bakersfield High School, who is coaching three sports this year, was authorized and the board moved to employ Clifford Scott, woodshop teacher, for two periods a day at approximately one| third his regular salary. | Temporary Kmploymcnt | Temporary employment of Mrs. I Bert .lames at Kernville until the | arrival of Miss Phyllis Anderson was ! also sanctioned, and Jack Hill was f made acting uean of boys at BaUers- I field High School for the year 19-14- I 1945, or until the return of Oarlton I I Samtielson, now on military leave of absence, if he returns before the end of the year. Upon the receipt of a petit ion tor the establishment of an adult class for mftking hooked and braided rug rugs Ip connection with Bakersfield Kvening High School, the class was approved. Mrs. T?th»?l M. .Mitchell will be the teacher. Following projects were announced completed by Mr. McCuen and accepted by the. board: Removal of Thirteenth street by the Burl Green Construction Company. Oil sand paving of the parkins lot at Fourteenth and I' 1 streets by the Burl Green Construction Company. Demolition of buildings at 1407. 1411 and 1415 F street by the Joseph Hallinger Company. Revised plan for developing the parking lot was submitted ^rtid up- SURVEY SHOWS CHILD AID PLAN POPULAR nf .",_'') working mothers found urvey of ]2.'!7 homes in nakers- 222 of them with KOITOri'S NOTK—This toorith in a Ht-rifs nl 1 HI iiiK CpfJernl old-nwo and nuratii .: ln\vs. he lour- oxplain- "In fuse a widow is awarded old- HK«' iinil survivors' insurance benefits, will (he, monthly benefits continue for the rest of her lire?" Not in every case. A middle-aged widow's benefits if her husband was i fully insured will begin again when she reaches the age of 05, if she is still unmarried. Her benefits will be suspended if she holds a job in covered employment where she earns as much as $15 per month. But when she quits such work, her benefits may begin again. For further information call or write to tlie Bakersfield office of the social security board, located at 209 Professional building, Bakersfield. Knight Wounded in European Fighting Private First Class Hal S. Knight, son of Mrs. H. S. Knight. ti25 North Chester avenue, was wounded In action in France. In a letter to his mother written from a hospital In England h« reports he is getting along fine. Private Knight is serving with the infantry. Arrest Total Hits New Top in 24 Hours proved. Doctor Xolson also presented his. annual report which will be discussed at tlie next meeting. Joseph Degan Dies in Auto Accident Joseph A. Degan, 70, former Bakersfield resident, was killed in an automobile accident September 10 in Alhamhra. Funeral services will be held September 14 at II a. m. at St. Joseph's Church, tlie Reverend Thomas ,1. Hurley ol't'lclatlnj;. Rosary will lie conducted September II! at 7:.TO p.- m. at Uie ilop.son Mortuary. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Soloist will lie Richard Skinner accompanied by Laura Nichols. Mr. Degan. who lived in Buker.s- field for 10 years, was a boilermaki-r 1'or the Southern Pacific Company for in years before his retirement. At the time of the accident be was living with his daughter, Mrs. \Villiam 11. Langford in Alhnmbru. His wife, Mrs. Mary Degan, died June 4. 1941, at her home. Surviving Mr. Degan are his sons, Motor Machinist Mate First Class Rodger .Degan, United States Navy; daughters, Miss Helen iJcgan. Mrs. Walter Orogg, both of Hakerstield: Mrs. William 11. Lungford, Alhambra; Mrs. Walter Minogue, I'eta- luma; Charles Leslie Crogg, liakersfield: sisters. Mrs. Elizabeth Degan. Chicago. 111.: Mrs. Christine Hrem- mer, Chicago, 111., nieces and nephews. 00 children under r.', years of age, asked for tbe establishment of nursery schools or child care centers to aid them with their prohl"rns, it was reported today. This and • other facts were established by a survey conducted at i bo request of a special committee nf seventh district, California Congress of Parents and Teachers. The work was completed in Bakersfield under the direction of Bakersfield Council, beaded by Mrn. Hugh Nations. Mrs. Nations said that the survey listed fM7 nonworking mothers and of this number 423 of them would use a child carp oi-nter or nursery sehool occasionally on days when household work was heavy or on shopping: days, or for occasional leis- urf time activities. These mothers have 830 children under IS years of age. Total number of children who eon Id use nursery schools or child I care centers from the 12.'!7 homes covered in the survey is 1330, Mrs. Nations reported today. HiiRe Number Seen ' It was the consensus of those examining tbe statistics gathered that at least double that number of children would be possible candidates for use of child care centers as only 12.",7 homes were covered in the survey. One of the biggest community needs for a child care center was found in the Lincoln Sehool district where there were 52 working mothers reported and 51 declared they would IIH^ such a center. A total of 1T>r> children belong to these mothers. The district with the least need for such a center was the Franklin School area, where only 20 working mothers were found and only 11 of these would need a child care center. Willing to i'ay "Very few of the mothers interviewed declared they could not pay for such child care, while tbe great majority were willing to pay for such child care. "our next step rests with tbe committee beaded by Mrs. H. A. Doyland as tlie ways ;<nd means of establishing such child care centers," Mrs. Nations said. "\\'e want such centers to be set up legally and be well managed and it will be up to the committee to find tlie right agencies and approach to the realization." It was the consensus at the recent Seventh District P. T. A. meeting conducted by Mrs. D. K. McLennan of Maricopa, who instigated the survey, that the centers are really needed in Bakersfield by working mothers, and that they would be an advantage to many others. Some working mothers have found kindly neighbors who look after the children, but many have no such reliance, and often 10 and 12-year-old children look' after the younger ones. Funeral Rites Held for Army Veteran Final rites for JUalph William I licks, :<;. who died September 9 ai a local hospital, were held Monday at ^ p. in. at Oreenlawn Chapel, with Veterans of Foreign VVsira in charge of the services. Interment was in CJreenlawn Memorial Park. Mr. IIirks served in the United States Army in World War 11 for 15 months in Australia and was a inem- 1 her of the Veterans of Foreign j Wars, lie was also a member of tlie i' Hod Carriers L'nion, Local 1IJO. i He is survived by his widow, Mrs. l Ralph Hicks, and a daughter, both ! of 1UL'7 Xiles street: his parents, Mr. j and Mrs. .1. W. Hicks. Hakorsfk'ld; ! brothers, Lieutenant Walter Hick". Gardner Field: Fred Hicks, United States Navy: Warren Hicks, Bakersfield: Harry ' Hicks, t'nited States Army; :i sister, Kathleen Kmbry Richmond. Diphtheria Outbreak Misses Kern County While, an outbreak of diphtheria has occurred in the Los Angeles area, no cases are reported in Kern county, according to Or. Myrnle (!if- ford, assistant in the Kern county health department. Last case reported in Kern was an incident during the winter months. Doctor Gifford said, and attributed the clean record here to the fine immunization programs that are curried out annually. . . Dr. Georgia. Krusich. In charge of ofta-e ot Kbenlf John 1-ousla ot and Absence of Crime in County Noted The comparative absence i'f serious crime in the county during the last j fortnight lias been noted by both the USD Council Slates Meeting Wednesday A general meeting of the USO council will be held Wednesday at 3 p. m. at USO hall on Seventeenth street, it was announced today by Walter Kane, president. Thjs will be the first session since summer lapsatlon and committee heads will be called upon for reports, Jules Bernhardt, new director of the USO, will be introduced at the meeting. Arrests by city police in the last L'4 hours soared to a several months' high as officers took 19 offenders into custody, averaging nearly one per hour, Lieutenant J. H. Lounsbury announced today. While most of the arrests were made on minor charges, Daniel Floyd, 20, of Los Angeles, was arrested last night as a suspect In a recent local hotel burglary and is being held to await hearing, Loun.s- bury said. In Msting the arrests niade yesterday and last night, police attaches said there were II arrests made on charges of operating a banking or percentage game of chuck-a-luck; 1 on roaming without legal business (vagrancy); 1 on refusing to pay" check in a local restaurant; 1 on charge of burglary! 1 on charge of evading pay. iiient of train faro and 10 on i charges of drunkenness.^. child and maternity care department In .public health for Kern county, will begin the first diphtheria and Hiuallpox •immunization programs next Monday in Bakersfield at the Hawthorne and Franklin schools. Similar immunization clinics will be held on September 20 at Washington and Jefferson buildings with service for other districts also scheduled throughout the city The program is also carried on in the county rural schools Buttonwillow P. T. Slates Reception A. ,A potluck supper and reception honoring the school faculty will he given by Buttonwillow P. T. A. Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock in the school cafeteria. Parents are urged to attend ant' bring a hot dish of salad; (he association will | furnish a beverage, bread and but- i ter and a dessert. the office ot L'olii-e Chief Robert B. Powers. The few aiiests in ruses of high misdemeanors mid felonies ure (;:-|n'- ciully noticeable when it is noted that two holidays have just been celebrated. Over the week end which included Labor Day county and city officers discovered few offenses other than petty violations, and last week end during which the county observed Admission Day, little crime seems to have been committed In the county. It is thought that the recession in major crime is partly due to th« fact that employment In the county is near the 100 per cent peak. li/iSO GERMANS TAKEN LONDON, Sept. 12. (#)— French forces of the interior have captured more than 12,230 Germans in four districts of France and have taken considerable war booty, Lieutenant General Joseph Pierre Koenlg a». nounced today in a broadcast com- I numl<i_ il<uie

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