The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 14, 1944 · Page 9
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Bakersfield, California
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Thursday, September 14, 1944
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PIPEFULS (Thiirnrtuj, Sentrmbe 14, 1044) Lieutenant Roy M. Gimsoltis lieutenant Roy Gunsoltls of this city was a fighter pilot on the carrier Enterprise during her .early days of glory and battle in the Pacific. One day the Bakersfield officer was flying In to his Bhip when the engine o£ his Wildcat quit cold. He made a forced landing in the s?a, the wheels flipped the plane over on its back end it started to sink rapidly. Back Broken Although his back was broken In throe places, Gunsolus, who was sinking with his heavy fighter plane, got clear of the cockpit and swam a.s best he could to the surface of the sea. lie kept his head despite the pain and shock of his Injuries. Followed by Subs He was^iicked up by a destroyer which, lacking X-ray equipment, finally transferred him to a transport. Uoy was put in a plaster cast. His troubles, however, were far from over-, for that transport, loaded with high octane gasoline, was followed a long way by submarines but it finally escaped them. You know what would have happened if they had sent a tin fish crashing into the hull of the gas-laden ship. Hospitiil Six Months Roy was in the hospital for six mouths, most of that time being encased In a cast which held him as rigidly as would have concrete. After he recovered sufficiently to he up and around, the navy sent him to St. Simons island, where he is now serving as a staff officer in the radar school, lie is the only fighter pilot in the group nnd as such is giving fine assistance, for he knows not only the ground use of radar but the pilot's viewpoint and plane limitations as w?ll. In this liaison job he is very valuable to the government. Bob Has Wings Roy is proud o£ his younger brother, Robert, who recently won his wings as a navy flier and expects to join the fleet soon. When Roy went into the navy ho weighed 185 pounds. He's Mown to 142 now. 1 had the pleasure and privilege of meeting him rvhen he was home here on his first leave since 1941. He married n. lovely local girl, Loismarie Kellogg. Roy told me he'd rather have 1 inch of California soil, particularly that of Bakersfield, than all the east coast he has seen. When he was in high school and junior college here he played on the tennis teams and is a good friend of Lieutenant Larry Hall, •who now is stationed at St. Simons Island as an instructor in the radar school. Here in California on leave Roy said he went, fishing in the Bishop country and it was a fine experience to have again. It took him four months in Georgia to find a place to live in, which means that it's harder to find a vacant, place back there than it is in Bakersfield. Well Decorated The young naval officer wears the pre-Pearl Harbor ribbon, the American and Asiatic ribbons, four battle stars and the Presidential Unit Citation. He likes the navy very much r.nd hopes to make a career of it. I'll say, just offhand that the navy can congratulate itself on having ofjjcers lik^ Roy Gunsolus. Don Branuner Fay Jones told me this week that he heard Staff Sergeant Don Brammer, well known here to the local people that manned the filter elation and ground observer corps, is- now with the Twentieth Air Force in China, attached to the big Superfortresses. • Henry Barge This week, Sergeant Henry Barge, formerly a staff photographer for The California!], is home on leave before going to Fort Monmouth, N. J., to enter an officer's candidate course in the signal corps. Henry has been at Fiji since last November processing V-mail letters. Rummage Sale Set Jjy Library Group A rummage sale, sponsored by the IFtaff Association of the Kern County yree Library, will be held beginning at 9 a. m. on Saturday, 818 Baker street, according to Miss Jeannette JUiller, who is in charge,of the event. Funds collected from the sale will go to a charitable cause, Miss Miller eaid. » Union Cemetery NON-I'KOFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lukes See Our Monument Display Near the Offlre Phone 7-7185 WITH US TODAY Miss Fleda E. Smith, Berkeley. Visiting. Hotel El Tejon. M. R. Ragalado, Tampa, Fla. Business. Southern hotel. Miss Marie Snell, New York. Visiting. Padre hotel. FiestaTwiU Mark Mexican Independence CELEBRATION WILL BE HELD SEPTEMBER 15, 16, 17 Commemorating Mexican Tnde- .pendence Day, a three-day fiesta will be held September 15, If,, and 17, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, according to Jose Reyes, a member of the planning committee. Complete with the crowning of the fiesta queen, Ksperanza I, games, boxing nnd general activity, the occasion will be under the supervision of a committee made up of Frlolan Ornelas. Jose Lopez Nino. Senor Blanco, Delfino Cervantes nnd Mr. Reyes. This group is working with the Mexican Honorary Commission. Mr. Reyes said that there will be refreshments served throughout the three days of celebration. .John 70. LouNtnlot. Kern county sheriff: Frank Noriega, justice of the peace: and Thomas Werdell. assemblyman, will he UK? guest speakers during the civir program, Mr. Reyes said. There will be a solemn high mass and a prtyer for all the righting men, he declared. Proceeds from the celebration will be contributed to the school fund of the church. Included in a Spanish cape dancing number to be presented will be Salvador Sorci, Betty Booth. Bobby Joe Harvey, and Beverly Wooden, accompanied by Mrs. Robert Pentzer. Mrs. Wilbur Moore will also entertain the gathering. REPUBLICANS TO MEET™ DINNER, RALLY SLATED AT FOX HOTEL FRIDAY BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 20 More than 100 members of the West Side Republican Club and guests will share the dinner and rally Friday evening, September 15, at Fox hotel, in Taft. according to announcement of the club president, W. F. Barbat. Assemblyman Thomas H. Werdel will be the speaker for the evening. Among Bakersfield Republican leaders who will be guests of honor at the West Side rally will be Attorney Philip M. Wagy, chairman of the Kern County Republican Central Committee. and Vincent DiGiorgio, committeeman. A -program •including a number of special features has been arranged for the evening, and reservations for dinner are being received by those in charge, The West Side Republican headquarters were opened this week at 4i!5' / t Center street, with Miss Margaret V. Kahler as campaign manager in charge. The West Side Republican Club Is completing organization of precincts and 'Other major campaign activities in preparation for the coming election, and has announced its endorsement of the Dewey, Bricker and Houser ticket, according to Mr. Barbat. In addition to the president, members of the West Side Club executive committee are Vern McLeod, Kenneth Pruiett, E. J. Cowen, J. M. O'Day, S. L. Lewis, .1. R. Murrer, H. E Barnes, H. M. Van Clief and H. C. Mays. The club precincts include Devils De-n. Antelope, Universal, Belridge, Reward, McKittrick Tupman, Bear Creek, Associated, McNee, Fellows north, Fellows south, Sunset, Santa Fe, Midbell, N'amco, Paclfico. 25 Hill. Honolulu. Ethel D, Taft Heights,. Taft 1-5, Taft 1-10, South Taft 1-6, Ford City 1-9, Maricopa 1 and Maricopa 2. Cotton Picking Wage 9 9 Sought by Group Told Ceiling of $2.25 Per 100 Pounds Is Urged by Bureau Word was received today by the Kern County Farm Bureau, that a ceiling wage on cotton picking of $L'.2o per 100 pounds during the early part of the season, was urged Tuesday by the California Farm Bureau Federation at a meeting in Visalia. The federation, which operates through the farm bureaus of this county, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties, indicated that the rate might be adjusted upwards later in the season and In certain individual cases. TO VISIT HERE -Sir Knight George L. Edmondson. right eminent, grand commander of the grand commnndery of Knights Templar of California, xvill visit Kakersfield September It;. RECEPTION SET FOR LODGE HEAD KNIGHTS' TEMPLAR TO ENTERTAIN LEADER V. F. W. Post Slates Social Meet Friday L. G. TAGGART REPORTS ON NATIONAL MEETING Bakersfield and Taft Commander- ies of Knight's Templars, will play host at a reception for the Right Kminent Sir George L. Edmondson. grand commander of California, at a dinner, Saturday, at <i:30 p. m., at the Masonic temple, according to Sir Orau W. Palmer, in charge of arrangements. Guests will include Very Eminent Sir Grant A. VanValin. deputy grand commander for Corona, as well as department No. 5 commander, Kmi-» nen't Sir Arthur M. Loomis, Los Angeles, and department No. 8 commander, Eminent Sir John Stewart Ross, Los Angeles. San Luis Obispo commander. Km I- nent Sir Walter Jl. Caskin, will be present as will commanders of Bakersfield and Taft, Kminent Sirs Rex McKee and John C. Ketridge. Expected are approximately 40 knights and their ladies from Taft. 5 or (i from Tulare county, 10 from San Luis Obispo county, including the county district attorney, Sir Herbert C. Gruudal. and a large number from Bakers-field. i Providing music will be the string j ensemble. "Five Sharps." I The affair is open to knights and j their ladies and Royal Arch mein- I hers and their ladies. New Man Associated With Dr.^riester Dr. Stephen Montgomery, osteopath, recently of Glendale, formerly of Salem, Ore., is now associated with Dr. Arthur J. Priestor in the Professional building, suites 404-408. The newcomer received his early schooling in Oregon at Willamette University in Salem, where he took his premedical course. He continued at College of Osteopalhic Physicians and Surgeons in Los Angeles, and later was attached to San Diego Hillside Hospital and College Hospital in Glendale. -He is a member of Phi Sigma Gamma, national professional fraternity, and the state and national osteopathic association. His senior year was at Los Angeles County General Hospital as an exlerne. With Mrs. Montgomery, his bride of a few months, he, is making his home at 723 Truxtun avenue. Mrs. Montgomery, the daughter of Dr. Edward Abbott, a Los Angeles surgeon, is an alumna of Chapman College, Los Angeles, and is a -former Los Angeles social case worker. Bicyclist Injured in Collision JVith Auto Helen Collins, 18, bicyclist, 120 Roberts Lane, was hurt in a collision with an automobile driven by Robert Brown, 17, 4029 Jewett avenue, while she was riding, her bicycle to work on Jewett avenue Wednesday at 10:30 p. m., according to attaches at Kern General Hospital where she is being treated. , Brown was cited for driving on the wrong side of the road and for not having a driver's license, California Highway Patrol reports. Sergeant Free After 2 Months in Prison Camp Mrs. Amelia Lazzarinl, of 121 N street, has received a cable and a letter from her son, Sergeant George Carmignani, saying he is back iij Italy after being held prisoner in Rumania for two months. With a socia'l evening and entertainment prcmise.1, members of Private Harold Brown Post Xo. 14KS, A'oterans of Foreign Wars, will meet Friday at S p. m. in Veterans Memorial building, 18:lfi Nineteenth street, wUh Commander Frank V. 'Harrison in charge. L. G. Tagpart, delegate to the Chicago national encampment, brought two national honors to the post, being elected to a four-year term on the board of trustees and being appointed national patriotic instructor of the organization. Among speakers at the national convention, reports Mr. Taggart, were Governor Dwight H. Green of Illinois, Albert J. Horan representing Mayor Kelly of Chicago, Veterans Administrator Frank T. Jlinos, Rear Admiral Edward C. White. William Green of the American Federation of Labor, Philip Murray of the C. I. O., Democratic Vice-Presidential Candidate Harry S. Truman and United States Senator Chapman Revercomb (RW. V.). A largo number of veterans of World War H wore present at the convention and were represented by several speakers, reports Mr. Taggart, adding: "It will not he long before veterans of the second world conflict will play an active part in veterans groups in the United tales." $15,000, Safe Taken From Oildale Cafe BURGLARS FORCE ENTRY, SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES REPORT A total df $15.11(1(1 and the sm'e in which the amount had been ile- j posited were missing this morning j from Oildale CatV. !("? North Chester avenue, Oildale. after burglars forced entrv some last night WILL OPEN SEASON — Ezio Pinza, great b.'i.'-so, will open the concert season for Kern County Musical Association October 12 at Fox theater. PINZA TO OPEN CONCERLSEASON BASSO WILL APPEAR HERE OCTOBER 12 EXTENDED USD SERVICE™ PLANS DISCUSSED AT LOCAL COUNCIL MEET • Reports from committee, directors and discussion of extended services marked the meeting of Bakersfield USD Council yesterday at the USO hall on Seventeenth street. The part USO can play In the rehabilitation of discharged servicemen was brought before the group by Jules Bernhardt, new director. Frank Layton, director of the Nineteenth street USO reported upon successful summertime activities conducted by that unit including park parties, swimming fetes and other entertainments. Miss Dorothy McAdam.s told of the recent dances at the Seventeenth street USO and the successful "horse-racing" parties on Thursday^ evenings. Mrs. Mark Linscott outlined a j project for a proposed new dance j and a. committee was named to confer with military authorities on the I proposal. Additions and amendments to the present by-laws of the organization were approved by the council. Mrs. R. E. Ferguson, chairman of volunteers, was hostess at a tea, following the' meeting, Mrs. Ferguson announced a volunteers' general meeting on October 28, which will be in the form of a training meeting with talks and general reports from workers. Dr. Chris Stockton will speak on the rehabilitation of returned servicemen. One of the picturesque singers on the opera anil concert .stage today Is Exio riii/.a. Metropolitan star, who will open i!i- concert season here for Kern County Musical Association October 12 at Fox theater. His .stalwart hearing and bravura have often captured the spotlight from the leading tenor in operas in which he has appeared. Pinza's voice is as warm and flexible as that of a tenor yet deeper and richer than that of a baritone. This great basso fully dominates the stage when he appears and he has brought to Americans the real range and possibilities of great basso singing. Bassos arc not always popular as soloists, but Pin/.a soon carved a niche for lii-.nself after he first made his debut in Xew York during the 1926 season. His first role was in the revival of Spontlni's "La Yes- tale" and on that occasion, the advent of the new singer outshone the opera itself. Seldom has a new singer received such an ovation. Native <)f Italy A native of Italy, be began singing at an early age, but his parents wanted him to become a civil engineer. To this end, ho was sent to school in Ravenna, but finally gaining bis own point, he went to Bologna and studied at the conservatory there with Vizzani. After rising to tho heights of opera world fit La Sealu where he had sung under Arturo Toscanini, he was brought to the United States by Guilo Gatti-Casazza. .I.n addition to singing constantly at the Metropolitan Opera Company, Pinza. has been identified with the Chicago. San Francisco, Los Angeles and Montreal companies. He has a repertoire of more than BO roles. His concert repertoire is also extensive. TicUels Sold by Mail Tickets are now being sold by mail for the 1944-1945 concert season of the association and tho box office will open Saturday at Tracy's Music Store. KJ23 Nineteenth street. Other concert events will include. The Ballet Uusse, November 30, Alexander Rrailowsky, December li; the r>a» Carlo Opera Company, January 24: Marion Anderson, March 7, and Isaac Stern, March 28. through the front door of the cafe and removed the sate which weighed approximately 1)80 pounds, Albert Norman, the proprietor reported to the office of Sheriff John Loustalot early today. Chief Criminal Deputy Arthur C. Overton said. Mr. Norman said this morning that the loot taken by the burglars consisted of war bonds with the exception of $40(10 which was in cash and chocks. Sheriff's officers in charge of investigation said this morning that the safe was evidently removed through the back door nf the building although entry was forced through the front door. lu addition to the safe and cash valuables stolon from the cafe, the proprietor reported that seven quarts of whiskey wore also taken. COUNTY SERVICE HBVEBSET C. W. SHERRILL WILL HEAD KERN OFFICE FOR SHOW—"Gorgeous Hussy." winner 'if many fine haiiie.u.s rlass competitions throughout the state for the Green tree Stables in Delano, will compete in tlie gala hnr«e ."how to bo hold September 22 and 2:1, in connection uith tin- Victory Foods Fair at the Kern County Fairground.". Mrs. Harvey siade, prominent horsewoman, is driving the mare in the picture. Special Broadcasts Slated for Victory Foods Fair Two special, on-the-spot radio broadcasts will be bcameu to radio listeners throughout the San Joaquin valley, direct from the huge exhibit building during the 1944 Victory Foods Fair and Livestock Show which opens here next week. Fair ollicials announced to- " day that a la-minute program over station KKHX will be heard from ,'5:15 to !i:,'U) p. m., j Wednesday, September "0, the o|ien- iiiK day of the fair. This broadcast will cover a resume of the program durini; I he four days and interviews DANISH LODGES TO MEET HERE 1100 Students, Teachers Serviced Daily at Cafeteria COVER ARTIST—Examining the color cover of "Those Who Serve,," published and edited by the Frank S. Reynolds Post 26 of the American I^egion Is Mrs. Lennice. Eyraud, former county and city schools art supervisor. Mrs. Eyraud^ls the designer of the cover, which required thre6 separate press runs. At the right of the cover are the color plates, made oy the photo-engraving department of The BakersCield California!]. "Those Who Serve" will be available to the public In October. Orders are now being taken at the local American Legion. Featuring the nearest to well-balanced home-cooked niculs it is possible to provide, an average, of more than 1100 students, faculty members and school personnel daily have been served the first three days of the nexv school year in the cafeteria at Bakersfield High School and Junior College, a sharp increase over last year, 'With menus planned a week ahead in order to provide properly balanced diets as well as to insure variation, the food is prepared according to specific formulas based on cooking for a family of six, Miss Valentlna Valena, cafeteria director stated, who also announced that the price of the popular hot plate lunches has been reduced «to 20 cents this year. Evidence of the tasty, as well as dietically correct lunch, was seen in the^meal served the opening day of school, wh'en the plate lunch included baked ham with candied yams, hearts of lettuce, milk and bread and butter. Hiss Valena explained that a lunch more typical of those served frequently during the school year was that of the second day of school, xvh'en the plate lunch consisted of baked meat loaf, mashed potatoes, sliced tomatoes, milk and bread and butter. Dessert, soup, sandwiches and side orders of vegetables and potatoes also were available. Miss Valena explained the use of formulas tor cooking in reasonably small amounts. For instance, the 100 to 150 pounds of meat used daily is prepared In 20-pound batches, xvhile the 10 gallons of gravy daily is made up in txvo-gallon batches. Mashed potatoes are fixed in enough 15-pound portions to total the 150 pounds necessary for lunch one day. In order to care for those vlth a "sweet tooth," either pies or cakes are made daily in addition to pudding. Cream pie filling Is made In txvo-gallon batches, totalling 45 pies per day.' Six gallons of fillings are used for a day's pies. Sixty-six apple or apricot pies are used in a day. Twenty- four cakes, such as devilr food, are used In a day, with 18 servings per pan. The cakes are 9x14x2 Inches In dimension'and total 54 pounds of Ingredients, the equivalent of three batches of mixture prepared In the cafeteria kitchen. Cooking Reiculated Miss A'alena stated that all cooking is done *n Intervals before and during the two-hour lunch period in order to insure a steady array of hot food from the" 1 pitchen to the steam table to the consumer. Butter Is used exclusively aa long as it can be obtained, with margerine used in cooking when butter Is not available. Butter is always used for bread and butter. Whole milk in used /tttitirely in cooking, Mis* Va- lena disclosed. Cream soups are made in the cafeteria kitchen, although prepared .soup bases are used for vegetable and chicken soups. In order to serve students nnd faculty with dietitlcallv correct and satisfying hot lunches, servings in the high school and junior college cafeteria are considerably larger than those specified by government nutritional standards. For Instance, four servings of meat per pound are given as against the eight per pound required In government nutritional standards. Other servings Include mashed potatoes, V> cup: gravy, U cup: soup. 1 cup; entre dish. 1 cup; beans, 1 cup: vegetabjes, '/ieciip and milk, '/i pint bottle. Side Orders In addition to the regular UO-cont lunch, soup, .sandwiches, salads, desserts and side order of vegetables and potatoes may be purchased, each for C cents, alhtough a large salad is 12 cents. Each day a different soup is featured. Including chicken, vegetable, noodle or a cream soup. Sandwiches are either meat, cheese, egg or fish, in different combinations. There is alxvnys a cottage cheepe, fruit and vegetable salnd from xvhich to choose. Desserts include either pie or cake, with a pudding usually available. That parents may rest assured that young Johnny and Mary are xvell fed in the high school cafeteria is evidenced in the following report of the food consumed last year (fig- uiie..s ar>> the average daily): AIe;it. 10D pounds per day; salads, u la carte, 37."i pounds; luncheon salads, 75 pounds: bread, 35 loaves; potatoes, |25 pounds; cabbage, 2 crates: pies, 45; cakes, 22; ice cream, 20 gallons, milk, 580 Vi-Phit bottles; milk, bulk, 12 to 20 gallons: cottage cheese, 20 pounds, sandxvlches, 225; spaghetti, 40 pounds; gravy, 12 gallons; buttered bread, 15 loaves. 1 Seventeen Cents 1'er Meal The average check per meal last year was 17.01 cents, the cafeteria checks averaging 20.38 cents per person, while the snack bar (Ice cream cones, sandwiches, pastry) 7.46 cents. An average of 425 plate lunches per day were served last year. With a sharp increase In the number of daily meals served anticipated for the current school year, more than 1200 being served the third day of the new school term, Miss Valena has a staff of 14 regular cafeteria workers, 11 of whoni are full-time. In addition student help will be used for bun-boy and counter work. Nexv equipment Installed last year will aid materially In meeting the increased demands for cafeteria service this year, particularly since several of the "hot dog" stands near the campus have been removed. A now county-wide service to nil war veterans has been established by the Kern County Hoard of Supervisors with offices temporarily set up at 25H) M street and C. W. Sherrill appointed as -permanent head of the office. Mr. Sherrlll will handle all claims pertaining to veterans' allotments and alloxvanco a.s xvell as compensations and pensions, nnd kindred services will be incorporated In the general service rendered to veterans, according to Supervisor A. W. Noon, chairman of the board. The nexv unit xvill be. called the County of Kern Veterans' Service Department. The nexv service, designed to offer practical assistance to all war veterans through one central unit, xvas arranged fov in the county budget on August 21, and the actual service was launched September 1. Assisting Mr. Sherrill in the office as secretary is Miss Jrnitt Jean Thompson, xvho xvill arrange all appointments. | The veterans' service office will j handle all claims pertaining to vet- j crams' allotments and allowances. j claims for arrears in |>ay, veterans'' compensation and pension claims of all wars, pensions for nonservlce connected xvlth disability claims of World War i. compensation claims and pension claims of World War 11. peacetime veterans' claims, widows' pension claims, hospitalixullon and domicilary care for veiertins of all wars, care for life insurance claims of veterans of World War II killed in action, provide information on war bonds, and similar matters pertaining to the general welfare and adjustments of war veterans. The office xvill be open daily-from fl until 5 o'clock or on appointment every day during the week nnd from !) in the morning until noon on Saturdays. The office is temporarily located in the offices of the Kern County Defense Council nt 2510 M street. Mr. Sherrill, who nan resided in Kern county for many years, is xvell known here. He xvas formerly associated with the Kern county sheriff's office a number of years ago and also served as deputy city us- scssor for four years. Lucius Johnson Succumbs at Home Lucius Johnston, S3, well-known Frailer Park resident, died September 13 at bjs home. Funeral services will be held September 15 at 2 p. m. at Flickinger-Uigier Chapel, C. Johns of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Graveside services will be conducted by tins Knights of Pythias. Mr. Johnston was well known In Kern county, having been employed by tile San Joaquin Light and Power Company for 4-1 years. lie Joined the company July 1, 1000. and for many years was in charge of the meter department, lie was an active member of Knights of Pythias, Bakersfield lodge. Surviving Mr. Johnston are his widow, Mrs. Lucy Johnston. Frazier Park: sons, Donald Johnston, Vallejo; Claude Johnston, Merced; brother, Vincent Johnston. Honrile. 111., and uncie, John Lynch. lionnie, 111. r officials as well as prominent city nnd county officials. A second broadcast is tentatively j slated between -4:00 and -1:30 p. rn.. j Sunday. September LM. direct from ' I lie stage of the exhibit building. Do- : tails on this phase of the program i are still in tho process of formation j with fair officials having promised j some .siiocial features and surprises, i Horse Show Hroadcast Additional radio broadcasts covering the horse show and tho stock auction during the fair arc scheduled, details to be announced within a short time. A full program has been assured visitors as far as the exhibit building Is concerned. A public address system will be installed to present current highlights of each day's program as well as special announcements, musical features and such. A well-rounded display of LOCAL GROUP WILL BE HOST OCTOBER 7, 8 Expecting to entertain 250 men and women from all parts of Calli fornia, members of Danish Brother! hood, Lodge Xo. :ll of Bakersfield, ! assisted by their ladies, will be hosts i at the annual state Danish Brother- i hood convention at Bakersfield Inn | October 7 and 8. Highlights will In- j elude an elaborate banquet and I dance, business meetings and an In! formal reception. Elton Nelson Is president of the local Danish Lodge. Arrangements were furthered when the general committee met for dinner Monday with Oscar Tomerlin lit Bakersfield Inn, official convention headquarters. In the group were Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Andreasen, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Willinmsen, ::ommnr- | Mr. and Mrs. Alfred C. Xielsen. Mrs. cial exhibits will be available to the | A. A. Sprehn and Stanley Fischer public without charge. Exhibitors j Fresno, to date include the Standard Oil Company, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Royal Sales and Distributing Company, American Red Cross, sponsored by the Harry Coffee Company; Cousins Tractor Company, A. If. Karpe Implement Company, Industrial Power and Equipment Company, Habert'elde Tractor Company, Ace Tractor Company, Farm Implement and Engine Company. Tentatively slated for showing are exhibits from United Air Lines, the Santa Fe Company and others. Community Exhibits Community exhibits will he entered from Taft, Telmohapi and other centers. Fair officials pointed out that exhibit space for commercial exhibits is still available but urged local business concerns planning to submit exhibits to hurry and complete their arrangements. Space reservations are being taken at the offices of the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, 1701 Chester i avenue. Benefits Explained Quarters in Old Age Weather Forecast for Valley Given The weather forecast for the farmers of the southern San Joaquin valley, as prepared by the United States weather bureau, in co-operation with the Kern county farm adviser's office of the agricultural extension service, is reported to be: "Temperatures will continue to fall today and tonight, then remain constant Friday and Saturday. The maximum will be as follows: HO today, and 88 to 90 Friday and Saturday. Night minimum will be around 58 degrees. Clear skies and moderately low humidity will prove to be good raisin-drying weather conditions. The highest temperature yesterday was 1)4." 100 Fire Fighters Brush Fire l--I.nTOirs NOTK—'i-hin is the xlxtenniti in :i si-rli'H i)f artitloa e\plainiiiK federal nld-MKt! timl .loiMul security laws. WHAT IS MR ANT BY THE TERM "(il'ARTKRS OF COVERAGE?" In order to qualify for old-age and survivors insurance benefits a wage- earner must have worked in a job covered by the law for a certain length of ti:uc? and must have been paid at least $f)0 in eacli of a certain number of calendar quarters. (A calendar quarter is the three •months' period beginning the first of January, April, July, or October of any year.) Quarters in which he is paid $,'jO or morn are called quarters of coveragt (this means $50 during tho quarter- -not $50 per week, but $50 during the whole three months.) In order to qualify for benefits a worker's wage record must show that he worked In covered employment, in at least half H* many quarters as those elapsing after 193C, and before the worker reached nge 65 or died. For further information call or write the Bakersfield office of the social security board, located at 209, Professional building, Bakersfield. Fight Red Cross Head Is Lions Club Speaker 11. Al. Wiseman, field director of the American Red Cross and now stationed at Minter Field, was the guest, speaker of the evening at the meeting of Oildale Lion's club, this week in (ill's cafe, according to Arthur VVlndmueller, president. Mr. Wimlmueller said that Director AVisoman's Rod Cross review embraced the history of tho Red Cross, and the various functions of the organization including its help in the A. "no-acre brush fire which broke out Wednesday at 4 p. in. 5n miles east of Hakersfjeld at the foot of Piute mountain, was brought under control Thursday at 7 a. in. by more than 100 fire fighters called to battle tho blaze. Tho fire, which is supposed by i county fin; department officials to i have been started by careless dove ! hunters, destroyed brush, digger ! pines and scrub oaks. Men from Camp Owens. .Minter; Field, state division of forestry ami ! the United States forest service : fought: the fire. ' \velfaro There present, present. Kan. of the servicemen. wore -7 members and guests with one out-of-iown visitor W. of J' Largest WAC Recruiting Drive Launched in City White Fox Terrier Strays From Home Chiquita. a white Fox Terrier, license Xo. ;">;.'77, strayed away from homo Saturday just before sunset and is probably unable to find her way back, according to Owner IJobby Folk, I)', son of Mrs. Anna Folk, superintendent of nurses at Cottage Hospital, 1310 California street, Oildale. Both owner and dog .-ire. new In to\\ii. havintr recently moved here from Lone Pine and I'hiqiiila doesn't know her wax- around yet, he said. Anyone finding the puppy is asked to call 2-150(1. liakcrsfield and Kern county will participate in tho "greatest drive fur WAC volunteers," it was announced today by Sergeant Jack Courtlander, local WAC recruiting officer, xvho said that word has been issued nationally for Increasing numbers of women In the army. In a news dispatch this week, Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Lawton declared that "Allied victories overseas have made more urgent than ever the need for women behind the lines." Colonel Lawton, chief of WAC recruiting for the eight western states of the Xinth Service Command, said that a national recruiting system had been formed to fill the greatest WAC quota ever requisitioned by the general staff. Seven Headquarters Seven" gcoup headquarters httVe been set up in southern California and Bakersfield has been placed under th,- direction of Lieutenant James IT. Williams with headquarters at the present time in Santa Barbara. Sergeant Jack Courtlander j is his aide in With nearly ;i,U(>0,i'iou American women between I'd ami 4'J eligible for service and xvlth 11 branches of j the war department begging for him- I dr«d.s of thousands more WACS to ' augment the SO,000 turn- in service, this recruiting job is one of the big- ; gost that has been assigned, the local WAl recruiting officer said. .Medical Demand* One. of the biggest needs is for medical technicians and other women j workers in tho medical division of , the army. A total of 22,000 of the 48,000 WACS needed by the end of the year are requested by the surgeon general's department, it is reported. Dental technicians, dental hygienlsts, X-ray technicians, laboratory workers, occupational therapists, pharmacist aides optometrist aides, phsychlatric social workers, Up-reading and hearing aid workers, j and medical stenographers are just ! a few of the classifications. | Tho local WAC recruiting office j Is located at 1SOO Chester avenue in the Victory Bend House. 1 Lowest Bid for Kern Work Is $108,069 Lowest bill for the grading and surfacing of portions of stale route I4i in Kern county was submittec to the Calit'urnia State Division ot Highxvays by Clyde \V. Wood, of Los Angeles, the highway' division announced today. * The total length of the reconstruction xvill cover 5.4 miles between the San Bor%iirr'!no county line and 1.5 miles north of Inyokern. The reinforced concrete slab bridges will also be constructed in the same program. .Mr. Wood's bid was $108,009.50. EDEN TO QIEBEC LONDON. Sept. 14. (UE>—Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden is expected to arrive at Quebec "almost Immediately," reliable sources »ald "

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