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PIPEFULS ' <n>dne»dsy. September 13. 1044) —Air Corps Photo • Major Claud E. Ford This picture shows Major Claud K. Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Ford, Bakersfield, receiving ' the Silver Star for his magnificent service in leading a top fighter squadron in Italy. Ford, 23, commanded a Lightning squadron and on May 28 of this year and took It to an enemy airdrome in Yugoslavia. He destroyed two trucks and one enemy plane and continued to lead his outfit, though all his ammunition was exhausted, by flying in low-level attacks until 18 enemy planes and 18 trucks and . troop buses were left in flames. 'Major Ford, in addition to the Silver Star, holds the D. F. C., Air Medal and seven Oak Leaf Clusters. He's a local junior college "athlete. Elliott Plan Is Approved Association Pans 1$P Acre Limitation LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1944 PAGES 7 TO 14 —Air Corps 1'holo Colonel Frank Kurtz and Lieutenant Roland Green Here we have the famous Colonel Frank Kurtz, of international fame as commander of the Flying Swoose, pinning the Air Medal on Lieutenant Roland L. Green, 2li, of this city, pilot of a B-17 in Italy. Lieutenant Green has flown BO missions over enemy targets in Germany, Franco, northern Italy find the Balkans. In Bakersfield Roland was employed by Glenn Stanfield. prominent business man. The young pilot on May 31, 1944, had an 88 millimeter shell tear through his plane and give the ship a terrific bouncing, but he .brought it back after his r;tid on Ploesti. which he has bombed six times by the way. Roland was a local high school boy. Flight Officer Leonard Hall, Jr. Here is Flight Officer Leojiard hall, Jr., loaded down with 50 caliber machine gun cartridges. He is reported to me as being in northern Ireland receiving final training before combat service on a Liberator. His parents here are Mr. and Mrs. Leonard C. Hall, 240(1 La Siesta Drive. His sister Patricia is a lieutenant in the army nurse corps. What do you think of three young fellows like this from Bakersfield. Makes you pretty proud doesn' t it? , Contents J)amagedjn^55 Fire Fire started in a mattress today at 7 a. m. spread to other furnishings In the home of Mrs. Alice Kincald, isOO Nlles street, doing an estimated *$55 worth of damage to house and contents, according to the city fire department. Two young boys are believed to have started the fire. City fire department extinguished a. small grass fire at 2605 Q street yesterday at 10 a. nf, Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Us Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument Display Near the OIHre Phone 7-71 &5 „ Approval of the Elliott amendment lifting the 160- acre limitation of the United States reclamation laws was made at a meeting of the National Reclamation Association with delegates in attendance from 17 western states, it was reported here today. George L. Henderson, representing I-eni canal and water companion attending from KITH county, said that the- principal issue at the meeting was the establishment of state rights in accordance with state water rights laws and to perfect, amendments known as the O'Mn- lioney-Mlllikin amendments to the rivers, harbor and flood control hills now pending before the United States. The water conservation conference held In Chicago took up the two amendments in details. Designate Authorities The original O'Mahoney and Mill- kin amendments were to clarify and designate the proper authorities in the jurisdiction of the rivers of the nation through the construction of works of improvement, for navigation or flood control and "to recognize the interests and rights of the .states In determining the development of water sheds within their borders and likewise their interests and rights in water utilization, and control and to limit the authorization and construction of navigation works to those in which a substantial benefit to navigation will be realized and which can be operated consistently with appropriate and economic use of waters of such rivers by other users." Chief change made in one Instance was that after army engineers file a report or make recommendations, the governors of the state only are permitted to object, while previously the secretary of the interior could also object and bring the matter before Congress. Another change was taking from the secretary of the interior, the poAver to institute a project within a state or states without the authorization of Congress. War Department Control Negated The war department control over all dams was negated by the resolutions passed. In general, the states are given the power to intercede in any important project within the state. The water rights west of the ninety-seventh meridian were those protected by the proposed changes, Mr. Henderson said. The proposal removes from the flood control blUioihe right of the secretary of the Interior to veto flood control measures deemed necessary. The proposed changes also give users of waters from such works for the purpose of irrigation, stock water, domestic and municipal use, mining and Industrial purposes— rights over and above any use for navigation purpose. Changes Endorsed Another section of the proposed changes endorsed is as follows: "After authorization as provided by law, the secretary of the interior shall construct, operate and maintain such additional work in accordance with federal reclamation laws and shall be authorized to deliver to such lands such portion of the water made available by the said dam and reservoir project as may be set forth in the said report and findings of the secretary of the interior, or as may b£, otherwise provided by law. The provisions of this section shall not prejudice lawful uses then existing nor water rights or priorities established untier applicable state laws, i and shall not apply to any dam or i reservoir heretofore or hereafter con- | structed which supplements any existing locally operated irrigation system or other locally operated water facilities, nor shall this section or the. provisions of section (i. hereof apply to any dam or reservoir heretofore constructed in whole or in part by the army engineers which provides storage water for irrigation purposes. "Should the Central Valley Project or other flood control project be constructed by army engineers, the United States reclamation laws would not apply." Another section of the proposed changes makes it possible for the secretary of war to contract for water storage and not the sale of water. The California delegates worked out their proposals at an earlier meeting at Sacramento and this state delegation was the only one that made proposals for the changes to strengthen state rights. These changes were concurred on by delegates from the 16 other western states, Mr. Henderson said. The proposals will be presented with the amendments on the floor of the Senate. The amendments are to the omnibus river and harbor bills and to the omnibus flood contrbl bills. Attending the Chicago meeting from California were C. L. Kaupke, secretary of the Kings River Water Association; Ed Hyatt, state engineer; Raymond Mathew, deputy state engineer; W. R. Bailey and Roy McCormick, representing Tulare county, and Mr. Henderson and Roland Curran, who returned to Washington to find out why the War Production Board order on materials has not yet permitted work on the Friant-Kern Canal. Overseas Cartons Free at Red Cross Reinforced cardboard cartons for the convenience o* next of kin in sending packages to prisoners of war are now available free of charge at the Bakersfield branch of the American Red Cross, 2504 M street. Red Cross officials state that It is not always possible for relatives to obtain proper cartons and often the strength of the box is over-estimated. Packages not strong enough to survive must be repacked In solid cardboard containers at the censorship office, causing delay and excessive handling. Checks are useless to prisoners of war because they cannot be cashed. Gifts of money should be sent as postal money order* HOME FROM FRONT—Colonel Howard Nichols, home after 28 months of active duty in the Pacific during which he has received one of the nation's highest decorations for outstanding service, brought with him Lee Xic, young son of a Chinese merchant at San Cristobal, rescued from the Japanese. Young Lee is enrolled in the \Vest Bakersfield High School. Colonel Nichols also befriended Xic's lather. Colonel Nichols more recently has served as port superintendent at Guadalcanal where he had charge of cargoes, construction, maintenance of port facilities and all army shipping. He saw action with the New Georgia and Bougainville invasions and that at. Emirau in the Admiralties. He was hospitalized for a time with malaria and is still underweight but glad to be home here with Mrs. Nichols. His leave will end about September 26. Colonel Nichols will be the speaker at the Rotary Club tomorrow. KERN INDUSTRIAL Rangerettes to Ride m Horse Show DRIVE SLATED INTENTIONS CAMPAIGN WILL BE LAUNCHED Formal launching of an industrial intentions campaign in Kern county will feature Monday evening's monthly meeting of the Kern County Postwar Planning Council which is scheduled for 7 o'clock in the green room at Hotel El Tejon. Other business will include, the naming of a joint task committee to study low- cost housing for both rural and minority groups, and the ratification by the group of the committee appointed for the Trade and Service Establishments division by Asa C. Dimon, head of the division. The industrial intentions campaign, which will be based upon a complete industrial survey in all 12 postwar planning areas of Kern county, will be publicized and executed immediately. The survey will assist in determining what' Kern county business firms plan in regard to absorbing labor and in regard to possible expansion and general re- conversion. There are approximately 5000 business firms in Kern county, according to A. L. Trowbridge, head of the industrial division. Mr. Trowbridge, emphazing the importance of an industrial survey in the county at this time, said today: "At best, public works can only be a bridge stop-gap to the prosperity of American enterprise, and we -nust lay a defiinite foundation for a sound industrial reconversion program in Kern county. Chairman Arthur S. Crites will preside at Monday evening's meeting and arrangements for the dinner session are being completed by the general secretary, Emory Gay Hoff- Landlords Urged to File at Rent Boards Many registrations of rental properties have been made at all Kern county boards, it was reported today by Harry Sheehan, rent control investigator for Kern county, who urged that property owners fulfill this obligation immediately. Mr. Sheehan has been working In Mojave checking complaints on rent control violations in that area, pending the re-establishment of a rent control board there. Shade -nnd Riley Combs, plaintiffs in the case against the Kern County Board of Supervisors and the Kast Bakersfield rent control board, testing the validity of the ordinance, involving rentals at Paradise Inn, are required to have a brief filed by Friday, it was reported today. MUST REGISTER TAFT, Sept. 13.—Cadet wives arriving in Taft this week ure being asked to register at the Cadet Club and Cadet Wives League, located at room No. 5 In the Smith building, 429 Va Center street, telephone 80UW1. The club will be open .every day, except Saturday afternon and Sunady, from 9:30 a. m. to 5 p. m. Information is available for them in regard to passes for the field, visiting hdurs and days, employment and Cadet Club activities. Bakersfield Rangettes will sponsor five entries in the trail ride event at the grand horse show to be held September 22 and 23 with the Victory Foods Fair, according to Group Captain Kay Hoslelt. Scheduled to compete for the Rangerettes are Mrs. Grace Baer on "Hal," Morgan; Mrs. Sylvia Sperry on "Lad," Morgan; Mrs. Ruth Chesmore on "Patsy," pinto; Mrs. Orpha Morgan on "Nixie Bell," Palomino: and Captain Hoslett on "Candy," Morgan. This is the first year the group has had entries in this class. Kern, City Have New OPA Administrator Jack Farrior Wil! Succeed Kenneth Hampton as Chief Bakersfield and Kern county will be under a new OPA administrator it was announced today by Charles B. Baird, regional OPA administrator for five western states, who today installed Jack Farrior as OPA chief for the Fresno district, succeeding Kenneth Hampton who has been transferred to Washington, D. C. The latter will have supervision nationally of price panels. Mr. Baird said that OPA will be decentralized to some extent so far as local reconversion problems were concerned. He said that OPA hoped to hold the line against inflation during the reconversion period to prevent a deflation in national economy and to promote a high level farm income. "During the reconversion," he commented, "regional boards will be given wide latitude in setting prices on newly manufactured articles, but farm prices will be established on ;( national scale. Rites Set Thursday for Mary L Houston Final rites for Mary Louise Houston, 85, Bakersfield resident for 52 years, who died September 12, at her home, 1206 M street, will be held September 14, at 2 p. m. at Cain A. M. E. Church, the Reverend R. A. Clinton officiating. Interment will bejn Union Cemetery. Pallbearers are IT. M. G. Spencer, Albert Drisden, H. 13. Simpson, J. N. Echols, Henry Pinkney and Neal Harvey. Payne & Son Chapel has charge of arrangements. A charter member of the Santa Joaquina Chapter of O. K. S., No. 14, Mrs. Houston was also the oldest member and one of the founders of Cain A. M. E. Church. Mrs. Houston is survived by her daughter Sadie Booker, Bakersfield; sons. Henry S. Houston, Willis S. Houston and Robert S. Houston, all of Bakersfield; grandchildren, Russel Houston, Springfield, Ohio: Bob Houston, and Ruth Crawford, both of Bakersfield; Bernice Hardeman, San Francisco, and two great grandchildren. WITH US TODAY Ran I'irrce. Long Beach. Business. Hotel Rl Tejun. 11. M. Oliver, Long Beach. Business. Hotel Ki Tejon. (iene Harrison, Fresno. Business. Hotel Ki Tejon. IVter Hiccins, Seattle, Wash. Visiting. Padre hotel. I), il. Everett, Clehurne, Texas. Business. Padre hotel. -Mrs. Edna Denson, El Centro. Visiting. Porterfield hotel. TAFTPOSTWAR PLANSJ5LATED A. W. NOON OUTLINES PROPOSALS TO C. OF C. |New Fruit, Vegetable Prices Set OPA ANNOUNCES CEILINGS FOR LOCAL GROWERS TAFT, Sept. 13.—Postwar plans In regard to worthwhile projects to aid in employing the. returning veteran was the subject of Supervise!- A. \\ . Noon's speech to the members of the Chamber of Commerce yesterday at their regular meeting held at Fox hotel. Supervisor Noon has received many suggestions from the people of the Fourth Road District relative to the expenditure of state allocated funds in postwar planning. Following are proposals from which it Is hoped a project might be decided upon. (Prices quoted are estimates.) Airports, Taft airport lights, $10,000, Taft, five hangars, $17,000; health, South Taft, Ford City sewers. $1 :!">.000; library, branch library, Taft, $40,000, land, $2,000. Parks and recreation — Valley Acres lights, community building, $12.000: West Side golf course and park, $80.000; Buena Vista lake, boathouse, $40.000; Ford City Park, pens, seats, etc., $W).000; Franklin Field, $30,000: roof over bleachers, $5000; barn and race track, $20,000. Camp Condor—Ten cabins, rest room, $10,000; reservoir, $4000: heating and recreation facilities. $5000; sewage disposal, $2000. Derby Acres, rest room and recreational facilities, $10,000, Fellows, rest room and recreational facilities. $15.000. Capitola Park, rest room, water. $10,000. Cerro Noroeste, ski lift and run, $10,000. Taft and South Taft. two parks, $42,000. Jails, Lost Hills and Taft. Superintendent of buildings, The Fort, Taft. sprinkling system, barbecues, $.1000. Road district No. 4—Main drain road, $113,000; road, Buttonwillow area, 20 miles at $1500, $30.000; Mount Cerro Noroeste, 30 miles at $3000, $90,000; Mill Potrero road, 10 miles. $250,000; Frazier Park road, $10.000: widening and surfacing Ford City .streets, $35,000; widening and surfacing Taft Heights streets. $15,000; widening and surfacing South Taft streets, ?15,000: street lights for Ford City, $1000; Lost: Hills road, $32.000. Grand total, $1.103,000. Henry Barnes reported on the defense housing project to be built at the east end of town. President Kenneth Wenzel presided. Bows, Arrows Shown at Civitan Meeting A collection of bows and arrows, hunting and target varieties from all over the world was shown and discussed by Osage Jim Murphy, crack marksman, and Phil Niederauer, who gave a blowgun exhibition, at a regular weekly meeting of the Civitan Club, Tuesday, at noon, at Hotel Padre. Dr. J. M. Krevitt, reporting on the Monday night board of directors' meeting, announced that members will have their blood tested for the RH type at the blood bank. Participating in the monthly visit to Camp Owens Sunday will be Gerald M. Hay, George Gordon. J. C. Laster, Sid Selden, Art Toganinl. Dean Pieper, Walter Smith, Harold Davy and Doctor Krevitt, lie announced. They will bring moving pictures and other entertainment to the boys. A booth at the Victory Foods Fair, which opens September 20, will be operated by the club which will give away a $100 war bond, it was reported by president of the group, Harold Williams. Jerry McCall told the group that former member, Dr. L. L. Davis, now in the armed forces, has recently been sent overseas. Guests at the meeting included Vance Venables and Bart Afford. Prizes were given to Mr. Venables and Doctor Krevitt. Red Cross Sewing Group Set for Arvin New ceiling prices on several fresh fruits and vegetables have been placed by the Office of Price Administration, and will be effective on September 14. In all the area within a radius of 10 miles of Kern county court house, which is located In Bakersfield. The new ceilings are: apples. 21 cents for 2 pounds: grapefruit, 10 cents a pound: packed lemons, 13 cents a pound: loose lemons. II cents i\ pound; packed oranges, f>2 cents for ,"i pounds: peaches, 14 cents a pound; pears. 14'.i cents a pound: white cabbage. 12 cents for 2 pounds: red cabbage. 12 cents for 2 pounds; topped carrots, 1 pound bushel. SU cents; cucumbers, (1> 2 cents a pound: lettuce, 4S's, 12 cents a head; rod onions, 13 cents for 3 pounds. Others arc: Peas. 21'i cents a pound: potatoes. Stockton grade number 1. 2,"> cents for 5 pounds: and sweet potatoes, 21 cents for 2 pounds. STANDARD DRILLS 11NEMB1S EXPLORATORY WELL COMPLETED IN KERN ARVIN, appt. 13.—Ladles of ,rvin Congregational Church will if Arvin Congregational Church will begin a Red Cross sewing group in the auditorium of Community Hall Thursday from 1 to 4 p. m., It was announced today by Mrs. H. W. Bonesteel, production chairman for the Arvin chapter. Standard of California completed 11 wells during the week, including a Buena Vista Hills exploratory well and a gas test in Kings county. Drilling operations were started on 12 new wells. The Buena Vista well, 331-1C, came in flowing at a rate of more than 900 barrels of oil a day from ;i depth of 34S5 feet. Completion of this well means a further extension of the 27B pool to approximately 1 mile to the southeast. In Uuena Vista Hills the company also completed 367-27B for more than 770 barrels a day from 4100 feet and 63-29D, bottomed at 3400. Cutter No. 1, a wildcat In Kings county, located approximately 7 miles northwest of the Trlco gas field, came in at a rate of more than 14,000,000 cubic feet of. gas a day. The well was drilled to 3030 feut and plugged back to 3510 feet. Standard currently has 80 drilling strings operating in California. Acrobatic Exhibition Slated at Eagle Meet Members of Bakersfield Aerie of Eagles will meet tonight at S o'clock in Eagles hall with 29 candidates scheduled to complete their membership in the order. Entertainment consisting of acrobatics will be on the program and will be presented on the lawn south of the Eagles hall at 9:30 p. m. Any*one caring to see this exhibition is invited to attend. In the absence of President Earl M. Sowle, who is on vacation, Vice- President Glenn Loman will preside. All members are urged to attend. Concert Box Office Opens September 16 Kzlo Pinx, renowned Metropolitan basso, will open the Kern County Musical Association season on October 12, and the box office for patrons will open on September It! at Tracy's Music Store, 1C23 Nineteenth street. "Many mall orders are being received now," according to Mrs. Wallace Johnson, In charge of tickets. Some choice seats are still left for subscribers, it is reported. Evening Classes Slated Homemaking, Spanish Available to Adults at Schools Monday Opportunity clussrs for returning veterans as \\cll as for all interested adults in the community will be available when the Hakersfield Evening High School and Junior College opens for the fall term next Monday night, it was announced by Principal Guy W. Garrard. With a wide variety of classes offered in such divisions as general education, citizenship, hoine- iniikhiK. war production and academic* courses leading to high school graduation, it is expected that local adults ntid ret urn in!; veterans will find opportunities of mooting individual educational needs, whether for tin* development of hobbies or for academic achievement, Mr. Garrard !staled. I For those who wish to find outlet for artistic expression, rug-making, art inot.'il, pottery and sculpturing, lapidary and gem polishing, as well as shop courses are available. For merchants and employes of business firms, conversational Spanish classes are offered, while for housewives who" wish to touch up the homo and who are faced with the necessity of remodeling and repairing clothing, the hnmemnking classes should prove helpful.. Adults who lack certain units for graduation from high school may find courses which will satisfy the requirements for the desired diploma, Mr. Garrard pointed out. Courses in English, mathematics, commercial subjects and history are scheduled. For those who wish to Improve their technique in ordinary conversation or in speaking before groups, the course in public speaking is designed to bo helpful. Given without charge, the evening school courses will be offered at the main plant. Fourteenth and F streets, as well as at East Rakerfteld High School. Adults attending evening school classes regularly may apply for supplemental gasoline, Mr. Garrard announced. Registration will be held in the Bakersfield High School. Fourteenth and F street, at (i:45 Monday evening, September IS. Classes will be held four nights a week, most of them from 7 to 9 p. m.. Monday through Thursdays. Evening school classes at East B^ikersfield High School will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights, with registration beginning next Tuesday evening. All adults In the community, as well as returning veterans, are invited to register .tqjf, v one or more evening school classes, according to Mr. Gar ' rard. WILL COMHTT SERVICES— Kabbi Jack Levy wil! conduct services in the newly deeonitfd Jewish temple at 8 p. in. tonight. TEMPLE WILL BE REDEDICATED JEWISH PEOPLE SLATE CEREMONY AT 8 P. M. AVith plans fully completed for the ceremony of rededication, local Jewish people will inaugurate the first service uf their newly decorated temple this evening at 8 o'clock, according to Communal President Louis Orloff. The local temple was originally dedicated in January, 1916, and up to the present tinie has retained its original features and traditional practices. Recently under the direction of the temple trustees plans were inaugurated to modernize the interior and renovate the building completely. This program has now been completed, an entire addition having been made to the altar, and robing room, and alterations to the offices and meeting hall accommodations. The service this evening will follow the ancient traditional practice, stated Mr. Orloff. The circuits of the building with the holy scrolls, the lighting of the sanctuary lamp, and the lighting of the holy ark will reconstitute the temple in readiness for the holy day period which will commence on Sunday evening when the Jewish people throughout the world will celebrate the new year, known as Rosh Hashonah. and will terminate with the Fast of the Day of Atonement, Tom Klppur, on Wednesday. September 27. Rabbi Jack Levy will conduct the exercises this evening in the local temple, and' will he assisted during the high holidays by Cantor A. Jupiter Aviation Course to Be Given at School Of interest to persons preparing for the examination for the Civil Aeronautics Administration private pilot certificate is a course in aviation ground school which the University of California extension division will open in Bakersfield Monday evening, September 18. at 7 o'clock in room 3 of the science building of Bakersfield High School. Instructor in the state university class will be Raymond J. Cross, instructor In aeronautics at the high school and Bakorsfield Junior College. The class will be a background course for the Civil Aeronautics Administration ground school instructor's certificate examination, an well as for the secondary teachers of preflight aeronautics. The course will consist of 15 meetings on Mori- | day evenings and will offer university credit. It Is open for registration to interested persons regardless of previous work in the field, accord- Ing to Cross. Gardner WAC Cited for Parachute Packing Device LEtilON BOOK—Among the proofreaders working; in the preparation of the American Legion book here, "Those Who Serve," are the four girls pictured here. They assisted in checking data for the thousands of pictures of service men in the big book which is to be issued early in October, according to Glenn Stanfield, in charge of the bock's distribution. Reservations for the book, which will be a limited edition, are being made at the Frank S. Reynolds Post of the Legion here, The girls shown here, reading from left to right, are: Avis Murphy, Sue MHUapps.^Doris McCluin and Marlon Roberts. TAFT, Sept. 13—WAC Private Virginia S. Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Strosinder. of Luts. Fla., this week received a commendation from the commanding officer of Gardner Fie,ld for design- Ing a stirrup to aid In packing parachutes. She Is assigned to the parachute department at Gardner Field, pilot school (basic), in the American Air Forces Training Command The commendation, signed by Lieutenant-Colonel Howard J. Been- tel, was written "in behalf of and in the name of oil post personnel, to commend you for the outstanding contribution you have made to efficiency and thoroughness In the parachute department." Mentioned specifically was the stirrup made from webbing of condemned parachute harness which facilitates the scaling of a parachute. The device has three different lengths so that it may be used on different types of para- 'chutes, it was reported. This commendation Is a part of Private Green's permanent army record Private Green enlisted in the WACS December 15, 1943, at Tampa, Flu. She received her basic training at Fort Oglethorp, Ga., and came to Gardner Field in March, 1944. Before she entered the army, she was a social worker in the state of Florida. She attended high school in Tampa. Fla., and Salem College and Academy, Winston Salen, X. C. Harold Bowhay to Continue as Chief on War Council Harold Bowhay, on leave from the Kern county fire department, will continue as chief of fire protection in the state war council, it was announced today by Richard J. Graves, director of the council. The laws enacted by a special session of the Legislature In June embarking the state on its postwar construction program and streamlining the state council became effective today, Mr. Graves said. In slating the staff of the important agency it was also announced that Toland McGettigan, jtormer district attorney of Solano county, has been chosen as law enforcement officer In the council organization. The new statute combines the duties of civilian protection officer and director of war services with Graves' job, and the clerical staff being reduced, Graves said. Mineral Survey Other measures which became law today Included appropriations of $20,000 for a survey of the mineral resources of the state and $20,000 for a study of the state school system, A law authorising .sale of the Market Street Railway, San Francisco, on approval of a majority of tin* stockholders, also became effective. Another establishes a property acquisition board which Is authorized to negotiate the purchase of sites needed in carrying out a. $l'i5.000,- 000 postwar construction program. Its members are the directors of finance and public works, and the real estate commissioner. New Buildings ' Individual appropriation bills authorize the new board to spend $1,000,000 to acquire sites for new office buildings in Sacramento; $&50,000 for office building in Los Angeles and $450,000 in San Francisco; $700,000 for site to enlarge San Jose State College. $1(75,000 at Fraano State College, and $50,000 at San Francisco State; $400,000 for a new mental hospital, $400,000 for a maximum security prison, and $300,000 for an epileptic hospital; $10,000 for a site for a new governor's mansion and $150,000 for sits for new state garages at Sacramento. Man Wanted by FBI Captured in Kern Sheriff's Deputies Nab Convict Sought Since October A man who had been sought by the [''!![ since last October was arrested through the staff of Sheriff John Lou.salot last Saturday night, sheriff's officers announced today. The prisoner. Pete Jones, alias Ellsworth Jones. L'ti, wns taken into custody Saturday night by Deputy Sheriff Jerry Leake of the Buttonwillow sheriff's sub-station after a prolonged search by county officials, sheriff's attaches said. he FBI bureau had been seeking Jones wince October for an alleged violation of the selective service laws in addition to a wide-spread search by other officers on the escape charge, the sheriff's office, said. Jones was serving a 25-year sentence in the Huntsville, Texas, penitentiary on conviction of a burglary charge, having escaped the prison last October, it was reported. The prisoner is being held here pending arrival of Texas officers. Chief Criminal Deputy Arthur E. Overtoil announced. Knotty Pine Cafe, Norris road, was burglarized last night and an undetermined amount of money and stock removed. Overlon said this morning. Investigation is under way with Deputy Lawrence Johns in charge. Distribution of Death Payment Told EDITOR'S NOTK—This is the fifteenth In ii siMi-a of urtn:U'9 det-i'i-ibins federal oid UKU ami HUrvivurs insurance lawn. "Who gets the lump sum payment, provided in the social security act; and what is the amount of this payment?" If ;i worker loaves no survivors qualified for monthly benefits at the time of his death, a lump sum equal to six times his primary benefit may be paid to a widow, widower, son, daughter or parent. If there is no such relative the person who pays the burial expenses will bo repaid up to an amount equal to six times tha worker's primary benefit. For instance, if tho deceased wageearner had worked Ions enough to justify a primary benefit of say $:>0 per month, and then died without leaving anyone who was entitled to monthly benefits, a lump sum death I payment of S1SO, could be made. I For further information call or j write the Bakursffeld office of the so- icial security board located at 20y Pro' fessional building, Bakersfield. ! Police Have Calm \ Night WithJ> Arrests With only C arrests made in tho ] last 24 hours by ' city police, 5 of j which were on petty offenses, police j saw ;i calm night last nij-ht follow- j ing a splurge of small' offenses the j clay before, police records show. I Ynocencio C,. Senohui was arrested at 3 a. m. last night on a charge of evading railroad tare, and upon investigation and identification it was found that he carried no draft card and that he was an escape from k Kern county road camp, J. H. Loiinshury said this morning. Man Fined on Charge of Possession of Coupons Lestor F. Bodford, 24, former Bakersl'ield service station op*ratoi, was fined $100 in Federal Court today after pleading guilty to, a charge «t Illegal possession of Ttt sasollno

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