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EDITORIALS This aection contains editorials, latest local news, world sports, a thrilling serial and news of general interest. WANT ADS Clasnified Advertising columns of The Bakersflcld Californian clone promptly at 11 o'clock every morning. Phone 31, LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 1936 PAGES 9 TO 18 TULARE FARMER, KERN BRIDE SHOT TO DEATH Low Bid of $84,420 for Edison, Weed Patch Projects Filed PLAN BIG PROGRAM Almost Million Dollars to Be Expended for State Highways TJIDS were under consideration •" today by state highway officials for au $84,420 projept ot Improvements to two Kern county highways, according to presa dispatches received from Sacramento. * The work will consist of constructing and surfacing approximately nine miles of borders along the Weed Patch highway and the Edison highway, Griffith & Company of Los Angeles submitted the low bid on the project. Many Projects The work is part of a program of state highway improvements to total $803,000.79. Four contracts have already been awarded for work In other counties. These are: Los Angeles-Orange counties—grading and paving VI miles of state 1 routes 174 and 178 between Norwalk and Miraflores, C. O. Sparks and Mundo Engineering Company, Los Angeles, $209,322. Los Angeles county—Constructing subway grading and paving four- tenths of a mile of state route in Pnsademt; J. E. Haddock Company, Pasadena, $89,449.80. • San Diego county—Constructing bridge across Los* Choyas creek' on stale route 2 at Main street In San Diego; V. R. Dennis Construction Company, $33,723.59. San Luis Oblspo-Monterey counties—Surfacing shoulders on 10.8 miles of route 2 between Paso Robles and a. point north of San Luis Obispo-Monterey county line; • Oilfields Trucking Company, Bakersfield, $10,764.30. Other Hills The low bids amounting to $460,340.89 which arc under consideration today, in addition to tho Kern county jot>. were as follows: Glenn county—Grading and paving 7.4 miles of Pacific highway, West Side, between Ortols and Orland: Union Paving Company, San Francisco, $186,585. Colusa county—Widening and surfacing 5.4 miles of Tahoe-Ukiah highway between AVilllams and a point west; Hanrahan Company, San Fran Cisco, $29,949. Santa Clara county—Constructing five bridges across Guadalupc river and overflow channels about 3 miles noj-th of San Jose on Bayshore high way; Rocca and Company, San Rafael,-$56.917. Monterey county—Surfacing 5.8 Grilles of coast highway between San Ardo and King City; Granite Construction Company, $18,646. Madern Project Madera county—Constructing and surfacing 7.4 miles of shoulders on Golden State highway between .6 and 7.9 miles north of Madera: Hanrahan Company, San Francisco, $31,385. Tulare county—Constructing and surfacing 13.8 miles of shoulders on Golden State highway between Kingsburg and 12.2 miles south and near Goshen subway; Hanrahan Company, San Francisco, $53,448. HOME TOWN BOYS MAKE GOOD *•** *** *** **•* Larry Kimble Film Highly Praised FINISH STUART ERWIN PICTURE H OME Town Boys Make Good!" "Bakerafield Newbpapor Men and Tulare County Native Combine to Write, Act and Produce Amazingly Entertaining 1 Picture for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer." Thus should read the heads'on stories concerning Stuart Erwln's latest starring vehicle, soon to be released by M-G-M, under the title of "All-American Chump." The original screen play was written by Larry Kimble, native of Bak- ersflcld and until last May a member of The Oallfornlan's editorial staff. Michael Fesster, a native of Bakersfleld and for several years alscj a member of Tho Callfornian's editorial staff, was co-producer, along with Luclen Hubbard. Stuart Erwln, star of tho picture and the "All-American Chump," was born In Tulare county. Which makes tho picture, acclaimed by film magazines as OHO of tho best comedies of the year, an "All-Valley Champ." Following Is the "Hollywood Reporter" Impressions following a preview this week: "In the 'All American Chump,' Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has a top 'B' picture, deserving of 'A' ranking and certainly as nice a piece of entertainment oa any ticket buyer would expect, even from a picture with twice this cost and a hit buildup. "It was written by Lawrence Kimble, his first picture assignment, produced by Luclen Hubbnrd and Michael Fessler, a hungup 'B' production combination, and ably directed by Eddie Marln with a cast that simply romps through tho story with great glee to themselves and certainly plenty for the audience. "The story centers around a human adding machine, Stuart Erwln, who Is grabbed from u $15 a week job In a bunk, by a smart carnival trio, whose carnival has gone on tho rocks. They try to sell the chump to tho public on the basis of this quick calculation, but that does not prove much of an attraction. Forced Into a bridge game, the chump brings into play his 'flgger' brain, 'beats the champion and in a playoff, with plenty of dough bet, wins the totfrna- ment and the girl. "Tho picture (s chock full of good writing, bright lines and punch situations that continually rock the audience with laughter. Stuart Erwin is perfectly cast as the chump: Bob Armstrong, Edmund Gwonn and Betty Furness excellent as the trio which exploits him and Edmund Brophy, a hit as a hoodlum. The rest of tho cast consisting of Harvey Stephens, E. E. Olive, Dewey Robinson, Eddie Shubert and Spencer Charters were excellent In their respective roles. "Produced as a 'B' attraction nnd with that kind of a budget, tho picture will receive top billing on most programs and deserved!]- so. Put this one down on your booking sheets as far better than average entertainment." This Is what "Dally Variety," also a film publication, bos to say of tho picture: "Here is fresh and volatile farce to • fill the laugh spot on any well- ordered bill. "Lawrence Klmble's screen play concocts a delightful brand of nonsense, and Stuart Erwln, under sympathetic direction of Edwin L. Marln and collaborative production incitements of Luclcn Hubbard and Michael Fessler proves himself a hilarious 'All American Chump.' Offering has high laugh content and will hit box office level aimed at as cream of the B product. "Erwln Is posed as a mathematical genius discovered in a village bank by a carny troupe comprising Robert Armstrong, Betty Furnoss and Edmund Gwenn. They undertake to exploit the amazing yokel for their own benefit, promising him enough money to buy the farm and pet cows his bucolic heart craves. Cutting in on the promised gravy, after Erwin has demonstrated his earning capacity by defeating a champ bridge player for plenty of point money, are a gang of thugs headed by Dewey Robinson who uses Edward Brophy as his catspaw. In this tug of war the genius fares badly and threatens to become permanent dud when struck on the head and knocked into aphasia during rescue from the thugs. But shocking power of requited love brings back the chump's power after other antidotal conks on the nobbin have failed to restore lightning calculation gift. "Erwn does a corking Job of restrained comedy, relieved by star- tllnn high spots of wild exuberance and Imaginative antics. Robert Armstrong ably contrasts with a well- drawn character of hard practicality as his manager. Betty Furness sways between the two men, finally coming to the chump when, to Inspire him to win bridge match, she promises her love and finally hasn't the heart to welsh on her pledge. Edmund Gwenn delivers excellent comic portrait of tho girl's alcoholic father. Edward Brophy Is the alternately terrified and threatening tool of Dewey Robinson In attempting to force Erwln to throw the bridge gamo championship for plenty of dough. Harvey Stephens Is good as manager of E. E. Clive, the bridge champ. "Marln's direction squeezes tho amusing and brightly dialogued script by Lawrence Klmblo for full laugh entertainment value and neat caricature. "Photography by Charles Clarke is standard." Search for Wiley N. Hand Who Disappeared Last Sunday Intensified SUICIDE SUSPECTED Arthur E. Puccinelli Wins High Post With Reno Bank; Takes Office September 15 Home, Garage and Barn on Stine Road Swept by Blaze WPA Check Is Lost by Local Resident Edward Hunt, an employe of the WPA, today reported the loss of his pay check and asked that tinyono finding It return it to him through the WPA office or Harry E. Dillon, 2604 M street, WPA pay clerk. The United States treasury check, In tho amount of $23.94, has the serial number 2,425.023 and tho Iduntlflca- tlon number 0415-7026. It was issued on August 25. TTNREPORTED until the flames ^ had gained great headway, fire yesterday burned a house, garage, barn and pumphouse on tho ranch of Frank Florlto, on the Stlnc road a half mile south of Stockdale highway, yesterday afternoon with a loss estimated at $2673. Three trucks from the forestry service, which ;t neighbor finally remembered to notify, saved another house worth $3000 and other buildings valued at $4500. The fire started from a match or cigarette in a rubbish heap next to the barn, It is believed. While the Bakersfleld fire crew was fighting Union Cemetery it a NON-PROFIT CORPORATION, which means that all Income goei Into th» Cemetery treasury- It U conducted for the benefit of the public and not (or Individual profit. 40% of the lalea of thU CcmMery goes Into the Perpetual Care Fund to Iniure Perpetual Care Ofttre ml the Cemetery Telephone 2237 the flames the end of a gasoline drum melted off and the inflammable fluid flared up. Why It did not explode remained a mystery. A calf and some rabbits lost their lives in tho burning barn. Also lost were a Ford truck, 12 tons of hay, farm equipment and three barrels of wine. HOME NKAR TAFT DESTROYED BY FIRE TAFT, Aug. 28.—The J. E. Whitmore residence, adjoining the Whit-, more Dairy on the Taft-Bakersfleld highway 6 miles north of Taft, was completely destroyed by fire of undetermined origin Thursday. Stokes Child Dies at Local Hospital Gertrude Rachael Stokes, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Stokes, of 431 Water street, died early today at a local hospital. She was 2 years and 9 month? of iigo, having been born in Bakersfield. Death came following an operation. Surviving the little girl, In addition to her parents, are a brother, Alexander; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Y. B. Stokes and Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Anderson; an uncle, Alfred Anderson and two aunts, Mrs. Eva Mao Blankenshlp and Mrs. J. J.. Rodgers. Mrs. Rodgers resides at Oildale and tho others in Bakersfield. Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Payne & Son chapel, with Richard Skinner as vocal soloist. Interment will be In Babyland at Greenluwn Memorial Park. Armistice Leader Named by Legion Z. V. Hoaklns was named chairman of the committee to arrange Armistice Day observance by Commander B. J. Miller at a meeting of Frank S. Reynolds post, American Legion, last night. Tho Legionnaires were entertained with two ID-minute wrestling bouts. Frank Berens and Jack Lounsbury, husky members of tho Bakersfleld pollen department, gave a fine exhibition In thn heavyweight c'nss. Hill Jones of the Southern gui-age and Van Ynnderpool engaged In :i fast and furious bout, Pair Arrested on Stabbing Charges DELANO, Aug. 28.— Joo .Raras and T. Ragpala, are being held In the local jail on a felony charge, each under a thousand-dollar bond, in connection with the stubbing of Flerenclo Domingo, on Saturday night in west Delano. Tho two youths wero brought back here from Fresno, and will have their preliminary hearing on September 14 In Pollen Judge L. E. Pryor's court. Alboyco Brown of Earllmart, and Johnny Martin of Merced, arc In the county Jail, charged with possession of narcotics, and their preliminary hearing will be held on September 14. Local officers report they apprehended the youths as they were traveling along tho Golden State highway south of McFarlund, seized 800 grams of Indian hemp and confiscated the car. Purse and All Identifying Papers Are Discovered on Seat of Auto TV/TYSTERY surrounding the disap- •"• pearanco of Lieutenant Wiley N. Hand, naval aviator who dropped from sight Sunday morn- Ing, deepened today as police combed Bakersfleld for the missing man following discovery yesterday of bis abandoned automobile on Fourteenth street, Just south of the Santa Fe depot. Belief that Lieutenant Hand originally contemplated suicide waa given foundation, Investigators reported, by a piece of garden hose found In the coupe. Officers believe the naval officer, known to be despondent over failure to receive an anticipated promotion, obtained tho hose with the intention of attempt- Ing suicide by asphyxiation from exhaust fumes. The registration certificate identified the new Ford coupe as the property of Lieutenant Hand. Billfold, Papers Police also reported finding in tho abandoned car the flyer's billfold, containing his papers and credentials but no money. A thorough check of Bakersfleld hotels and lodging houses failed to reveal any trace of the missing man, who disappeared from his Long Beach apartments after attending a party Sunday morning. Lieutenant Hand had approximately $100 when he was last seen, Mrs. Hand told Long Beach police. , - * Discovery of tho man's automobile In Bakerstleld was the first clue authorities have received as to hia whereabouts. Seen in Morning The abandoned machine was first noticed by Patrolman Frank X. Berens at 2 a. m. yesterday, but was not Investigated until later. The fact that Lieutenant Hand left his automobile and all Identifying possessions near the railroad depot may indicate that the man had determined to IOSQ his identity and left Bakersfield on a freight train, according to police. »•» Retired Merchant Claimed_by Death Theodore B. Smith, 74, retired merchant and a resident of Bakersfleld for 14 years, died yesterday at a local hospital. He was ai native of Superior, Wis., and had resided in California 37 years. Surviving are a widow, Mrs. Nellie J. Smith, residing at the family home on Union avenue and two daughters, Mrs. Fred Wllkcnson. of Los Angeles and Miss Lois H. Smith, of Bakersfield, a teacher In the local high school. Funeral services for Mr. Smith will be conducted at Fllcklngor-Dlgler chapel Saturday morning at 10 o'clock, with Mrs. Pearl Smith at the organ, and the remains will be taken to Fresno for cremation. Suit for $10,944 Crash Aftermath Grover C. Turner, for Injuries suffered In an automoblln collision at the Intersection of tho Fairfax and Green/field roads, has filed suit against E. R. Culdcrwood and others here asking Judgment for $10,944. According to the complaint prepared by lirittan & Mack, tho accident occurred on July 8 of this year. Glennville Youth Held, Two Counts Robert Travis, 21-year-old CCC worker of Glennville, today faced trial In Kern county Superior Court on two counts following his preliminary examination before Judge E. 13. Lobre In McFarland. The young man Is charged with grand theft and driving a. vehicle without tho owifcr's consent. I Travis Is alleged to have stolen a I fire truck belonging to the U. H. | Forestry Service nnd wrecked it i after driving It half n mlln from the iGlennvlllc CCC cump. lie Is being held ut the county jail In lieu of • $2500 ball. BLUE-EYED MONK IS BORN AT SHOP M ONKEY business at the Fowler Pet Shop, 1124 Third street, today wai attracting many visitors to view 8 ounces of blue eyes and coal black hair, neatly parted down the middle. The blue eyes belong to a baby Java monkey born yesterday. It Is the second monkey that has been born at the pet shop, according to R. M. Fowler; the other, ri big jumbo monkey from South America, being now 9 months old. Monkeys born In captivity are comparatively rare, he said. Approximately 800 visitors came to see the jumbo monkey last year, Mr. Fowler said. The pet shop Is open on Sundays and visitors are welcome to Inspect the newest arrival. WHISKER PRIZES ANNOUNCED HERE Numerous Cash Awards for Facial Foliage Will Be Given to Growers f An announcement calculated to stimulate the growth of every kliul of beard ever devised by Imaginative pioneers for Frontier Days was made today by Big Whisker Fred Nlghbert. This was the liberal schedule of prizes as rewards for putting the old razor in moth balls . Te race begins next Tuesday September 1 with the following awards posted: Best full growth of beard, first prize of $25: best fancy trimmed beard, $20; best growth mustache, $16; best sideburns, $10; best Van Dyke beard, $10; best growth by man over 50, $15. Inviting bark country residents to enter the contest also, the His; Whisker announced no time re- Ktrictlons on date of starting will be placed on the beards of men over 50. With the Whlskerino contest about to launch Frontier Days officially, parade plans for October 4 are ulso advancing, according to Lonnle Davis, chairman. Yesterday John Pyles, head of the Pyles detective agency and a former Bakersfleldlun, wan here conferring with Mr. Davis and Mert Weutherwax about the parade. He promised entry again this year of the famous mounted posse of Sheriff Eugene Blscallluz, of which Mr. Pyles Is chairman. The posse will number about 20 riders on Homo of tho finest horses in the southland. A RTHUR 13. PUCOIN13LL1, vice- president and manager of tho Enst Hakornfleld branch. Bank of America for several years pant, has been elected an executive vice-pros!dent of tho First National Hank In Reno, according to an announcement made today by TJ. M. Glnnnlnt, president of tho stnto-wldo California bank. Mr. Puccinelli will assume his now office September 1B. Tho First National Bank In Reno has nine branches located In Reno, Carson City, AVInnemucca, Tonopah, Fallon and Sparks, and has Increased Its resources moro than 100 per cent In the last year and a half, being one of the fastest growing banks In the country. Kxcellent Record Tho selection of Mr. Puccinelli was made on his outstanding record In this community as a banker and especially because of his experience In tho financing requirements and thorough understanding of the agricultural and livestock business. Frank 13. Estrlbou, assistant manager of Bank of America's East Bakersfleld branch since 1928, "will succeed Mr. Pucclnelll as mai.r.ger, Olannlnl announced. 'Born In San Francisco and educated In San Jose, California, tho metropolis of the great Santa Clara valley, Puccinelli entered banking In 1918 at Los Banos, California, a region famous for Its dairying Industry. From Los Banos Mr. Puccinelli was transferred to Newman, California, an Important agricultural center, where he remained until ho was placed In the foreign exchange department at the executive headquarters of the Bank of America In San Francisco. Here Since 1923 In 1923 the Importance and development of Kern county as a livestock and agricultural center required a man of specialized training and experience and Mr. Pucclnelll wan selected as an official of the Bakersfield main office of tho bank, where he remained until transferred to tho management of the East Bak- ersfleld branch duo to the growing Importance of that locality In the livestock Industry. Mr. Puccinelli has been active In civic and club life throughout his business career In California and his selection takes to Reno a man who will be a distinct asset In the development and growth of Nevada He Is a member of the Al Malal- kali, Shrine Temple and of the Elks Ho Is president of Bakersfleld Rot ary Club and Is active In California Bankers' Association work, having been president of Group II of the California association. ACEL SUTLER, WIFE FOUND RIDDLED WITH BULLETS AT LINDSAY ff'nlfod rrcm Limned Wire) \7ISALIA, Aug. 28.—An Investigation Into the murder and suicide of ' Acel Stiller, 45-yonr-old farmer and bis brldo of a year, Agnes, 45, n their Lindsay homo late last night, wns being conducted by Tulnre ;o«nty sheriff's officers Codit.y. Mrs. Stltler resided In BttJcernfleld bo- 'oro her marriage to Stltler. Oiiy Campbell, son of Mrs. StIUor, and his wife wore held In tho Pulare county Jnll here as iimtorlal witnesses, Stltler waH found by police Bprawlod on the floor of the Bleeping porch In hit) home with ten bullet holes In his body. The body of his wife was found lying across the bod with three bullet wounds In It. According to tho story Campbell •$ .old Investigating officers today thu shooting climaxed a domestic qtmr- Transient Hurt in Mystery Shooting After walking six miles with a bullet wound in his knee to reach assistance, William Hanlny, <!4, a. Iran- clent, was recovering from his In Jury at Kern General Hospital this afternoon. Hanley told Deputy Sheriff Jim Delanty of MeFarlnnd he wns witting beside a country road near Me- Farland when he heard a swrlcs of five or six shots and suddenly felt a sharp blow on the leg. Ho said he could not tell by tho aouml from where the bullets came, nor could he see any gunmun. Hospital attendants said tho wound In Mauley's leg was caused by a email cullbcr bullet, probably a .22. The deputy sheriff believes Han ley was the victim of a stray bullet fired by u man or boy hunting rabbits. Assessed Valuation Climbs Above $6,000,000, County Report for 1936 Indicates City Personals * * * * * * Bits of News Miss Sadie Saecker, secretary to City Manager Fred Nlghbert, Is en- Joying a month's vacation, being due back September 9. She spent two weeks In Kunta Cruz, planning visits also In San Francisco and Sacra mento, she wrote the manager today A big grass fire on the R. L, Stockton Horseshoe ranch near Woody which started at 2 o'clock this morning burned moro than 60( acres of grass before It was extln gulshnd by forestry crown and the Fulton CCC boys. J. II. Parker, assistant city super Intendent of schools, will speak ot tho topic, "Our Hukcrafleld Schools, 1 In a radio talk to bo broadcast over station W6XAI at 6:45 o'clock this evening. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rlggs ant family of Tuft were visiting Mr. am Mrs. Jack Vestry, 1707 Orango street, yesterday. They plan to drive next Tuesday to Denver for a month's visit. Annulment Suit Stltler, Campbell said, recently filed suit for annulment from his wife on the grounds that Mrs. Sttt- er deceived him when they were married. Stltler, a member of tho Nazareno Church, which allows marriage to llvorcees only when the decree is ?ranted on tho grounds of adultery, earned that his wife had obtained a divorce from hor previous husband on thn grounds of cruelty. They had been quarreling frequently of late, Campbell said. Mrs. Stltler had been 111 and Campbell and his wife had boon staying at the Stltler home during her Illness. Last night the couple started quarreling, Campbell said. Mrs. Stltler, lying In bed, suddenly pulled a .32 caliber revolver from under the covers and opened fire. Stltler went down. Campbell tried to pick him up, he said, explaining blood stains on his clothing. CfliitiniieN Firing Mrs. Sltler continued to fire at hor husband, Campbell said, so ho and his wife fled down the road. As they left they still heard tho sound of shots being fired. They notified Lindsay police. When police reached the Stltler home they found both dead. Ten empty cartrldes were on tho floor and five In the gun. Police said that evidently Mrs. Stltler refilled the chambers of the gun twice before turning It on herself. FILED BY J Jane Fornachon Will Enter Plea to Murder Charge on September 4 Jane Fornachon, tall, bespectacled matron, was arraigned In tho Supe- , rlor Court today before Judgo R. ,B. Lambert and charged with the mur- , dor of her husband, Victor F. Fornu- , chon, oil man, on August 2. The . arraignment was perfunctory and '•. tho case wag continued until September 4, when Mrs Fornachon will enter • her plea to the charge. She was accompanied In court by her attorney, William Mulsy. Indian Hemp Charge Alboyce Broom, on September 4, will enter his plea to a charge ot having possessed and transported Indian hemp. Johnny Martin, a'ccused of the same offense, pleaded not guilty and will bo brought Into court again on Soptcmbor 14 when his case will be set for trial. Curtis Johnson, a Negro accused of having committed burglary near Qosford on July 7, will bo tried on September IS. To Enter I'lea Martin Sabado will ty brought into court on September i to enter his-plea to a charge of having contributed to tho delinquency of a minor. Attorney William Howell was appointed to defend E. R. Jones on a bad check charge. Tho case was continued until September 1 for arraignment. Autoist Found Guilty Drunk Charge but Not Driving While Intoxicated (Hpecial to The California^) McFAlILAND, Aug. 28. — Found guilty of being drunk In a public place, but declared not guilty of drunken driving, Leonard Clement Hoar of Bakersflelil today was at liberty after paying a $50 fine assessed by Judgo Elmer B. Lobro. Hoar was given a trial by jury In tho McFarland Justice court yesterday. In the face of testimony by officers of the California Highway Patrol who said they overtook Hour after a 90-mlle-per-hour chase, tho Jury brought In Its verdict of guilty on the drunk charge and not guilty on tho drunk driving count after only 40 minutes' deliberation. Attorney I'hillp M. Wagy served as defense counsel, while Oran W. Palmer represented tho district attorney's office. Tho Jury Included O. T. Mast, Mrs. Mablr E. Craig, Mrs. Dorrls Dibble, Frank Dorsey. John M. Hedrick, Mrs. Mae Shlfflet, Mrs. Blanch Stuart, Mrs. Mary E. Orogan, Mrs. Mildred J. Stewart, Eugene F. Moore. Mrs. Mildred Styber and Thomas Earnest Mahan. "TJKSPITE a great Increase In money necessary for welfare work an Increase In assessed valuations for Kern county amounting to $6,601,900 over the valuations of last year, will probably result In tho tax rule being under $1 on oach $100 of assessed valuation. Laat year the outside rate was 87 cents with a deduutable 6-e«nt road rate making the Inside tax rate 81 cents for last year. This year it la being | predicted tho rate will he something ICHH than u dollar and some figure greater than 87 cents. Tho rate will be net by the supervisors. 1 The total .asucHhPd vuluulloiiH for I Kern -county thin yc-ar are given us ! I229.7S8.S05 by 8. A. \Voorly, th<' 'county auditor. Ijjst year thr total I was $223,186.900. Total taxable "inside" valuations us compiled by .Mr. Woody for this year an; $30.897,589, against $30,074,040 for hist yi-ur. The taxable "outside" valuations for thla year amount to tlOH.tHH.215. u« contrasted with $192,&12,8GO for lust year. Total public utllltlcH thin year urn given as $33,Gi)»,C3u by thn official. Last year's total for this claHslflcu- lion IH $31,4(11,805. Reul cstute, improvements, personal property for ttn< "total county assessment" thin year amount to a net total of $196.089,176. Last year's figure IH $191,725,100. Thn Blight anticipated Increase In tho tax rate, which will be- haded on | the anm-Hf-d valuations JiiHt com| puled by Mr. Woody. In calmed by ! wclfim- cxpeiii"*, ;iiMon-< ivlilch Is tin- obligatory need under law lo care for 032 Kern rr-Klciont* under old-aga pcnuion laws Attorney F. E. Hour here said to day he IH no relation of L. C. Hoar fined yesterday at McFurlantl fo being drunk. *-•-» Railroad Bus Line Hearingjs Ended landing organization)! of tho country through representative witnesses preHcnted advocacy of tho petition of the Santa Fn lo operate IJIIH llni-H In c'liltfornlu at a rullroad ciirniiilHHlon bearing concluded here yesterday. Tin- Sun in Fo weeks to operate u bus llnu co-ordinated with ItH train ncrvlc«- In California and In competition with tht Pacific Greyhound lliu-H. Hearings will be ri>sumoil before the i-ommlHHion'B examiners In other valley rltli'H. DRIVER, BEWARE! B OTH Saturday and Sunday the highways will be crowded with motorliU. Do your part; drive thoughtfully, sanely; ai- sitt in keeping Deith's Record in Monday's Californian to a minimum. Tehachapi Denied Increased Budget Tehachapi school district today was denied pcnnltiHlun by tho state board of equalization to upend >14,700 over ltn limit for building, in-cording to press dispatches received this afternoon from NacnuiiPiito. Grounds for the refusal wero stated to bo the fact that It had exceeded Its limit lust year also and that a satisfactory tie-up with PWA officials hud not been worked out. The state board of equalization opened Its hearings today also on the aNHCH«inPiit of public utilities In HKV- oral cities In the state. The proceedings are to equalize the assessment of cities having, separate iiHSfssors for utility taxation with thn assessments niado by the county OHHcMgorH unil equalized by county boards or thu stuto board of equalization. Report $500flTLoss as Result of Fire Damage CHtlmuted at approximately $uOOO resulted from a flro which broke out In a two-story house belonging to U forgo Benefit) of 1027 Keventi-onth street at 1:30 o'clock this morning. The residence was completely gutted by tho flames before they wero brought under control by Hakerurieia fire department. Fire department offlcliils Bald the cause of the fire waa undetermined. No ono WUH ut home when the flro Father of Local Resident Called Charles W. Hopkins, father of ; Homer Hopkins, 517 H street, died yesterday u.t his homo In Tulare, the victim of a heart attack on the day following his seventy-seventh birthday. The attack came while the aged man slept. Ho had been the honor guest at a party the day before and apparently was In good health. Mr. Hopkins had lived 30 years in Tulare, moving there from Orange county In 1909. Beside his son hero ho leaves his widow, Mrs. Alice Hopkins, two other sons, Fred H. Hopkins of Vlsalla and Lester Hopkins of Palo Alto; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Redgreave of Tulare; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hopkins and their son, Homer, Jr., wont to Tulare yesterday to be with the members of tho family. Kern Supervisors Counting Ballots Supervisors, now counting ballots cast In the primary election, will complete their canvass late today. It Is believed. The board was In session at the courthouse early today making tho count. On Tuesday approximately 830 absent voters ballots will bo counted by tho board In tho supervisorial chambers at tho courthouse, Supervisor Charles Wlmmcr said today. The count will not be complete until tho absent vote has been totaled. REST IN PEACE At Greenlawn nature and man have combined to produce a cemetery where those who have gone on may truly "rest In pence." And PERPETUAL CARE ttSHUros forever the same quiet beauty and tender care. Provide now for your final resting place—thn coat is surprisingly low. &reenlaton SALK8 OFFIO1C CKMETKHY ENTRANCE I'HONE S02

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