The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 15, 1944 · Page 9
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Bakersfield, California
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Friday, September 15, 1944
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PIPEFULS (Friday, September 15, 1044) ientenant-General Omar N. Bradley I Sergeant Vernon P. Kastle, gun- j Her in a Liberator, knows what it feels like to be all set to bail out ! over one of the worst tropical Jungles in the world—Burma—and then make his airport. Sometime ago flying with other members of a Liberator crew over Burma with the Tenth Air Force, and during Monsoon weather, the No. 3 engine of the big "Lib" began smoking, the No. 4 lost oil, the No. 2 motor was on'fire and the No. 1 I wa* not functioning properly. It ] was as tough a situation as you J can knock together, just offhand. The crew stood by to bail out but ' Lieutenant Charles J. Mueth, chief 1 pilot, brought the plane home after fighting the weather, nursing the engines and supporting the plane on will power. Some time ask Kastle about that experience. Norman Piepenbrink Another Bakersfield adventurer In the navy air force has been having remarkable experience, too. He is Norman D. Piepenbrink, an aviation machinist's mate second class who has been with the original Black Cat squadron. -. This is one of the most remarkable outfits in the navy as it is the first to. fly Catalinas painted black for the night spotting of artillery fire and for rescue and anti-sub- inarine work. It doesn't take much imagination to conceive what that bunch went through. Pilots have told me that the crews of the lumbering but faithful and reliable flying boats are the real unsung heroes of the navy. Th*y fly with scant protection, in all kinds of weather and they do their Jobs and say nothing about it. The "Black Cats" The Black Cats did remarkable work at Torokfna and Bougainville during last March. They have effected many thrilling; rescues. Just to make.their work more interesting, too, they do a spot of bombing now and then- and have •raided enemy-held islands in the Solomons, dropping 625-pound bombs. Jack Hackett Mrs. Jack Hackett," of 513 K street, has received her husband's Purple Heart ' decoration ' for waunds he received, on D-Day at Normandy. Jack liackett is now in a hospital in England where he is reported to be recovering with favorable speed. 'As one of his war, souvenirs, he sent his baby daughter the identification bracelet for a German' baby. He has praised the work of the hospital and the Red Cross. John Bnydstun Captain John E. Boydstun, of this city, now in France, is serving as a public relations officer with a fighter group. Notice the "Captain". Well that's a nice promotion and a deserved one and congratulations to the Boydstun family here on their son's fine work. Gordon Hudson First Lieutenant Gordon Hudson of 2129 Ninth street, now serving with the Eighth Air Force in England as a first pilot on a B-17, has completed more than nine missions and is acting as group commander. Melvin Davis First Lieutenant John Mongold reports having met Melvin Davis, of this city in the south seas—two good Bakersfield men, both of them. General Bradley Lieutenant General Omar N. Bradley, a classmate of Captain Earl Price, retired, when they were at West Point together, is carrying on 'an interesting correspondence with Earl here. His latest letter follows: "Dear Earl: Thanks for the congratulations on the success of our landing. As you know it took us a little time to build up enough strength to break out because the bad weather had permitted the Bothe to move a considerable strength while we were taking Cherbourg, Then we had to fight our way out through some marshes which prevented our dgfng anything except attack straight ahead. But after slugging our way out we began that breakthrough attack on July 26, and the going has been comparatively easy •very since. I think It will continue to be rather wide open until the end. : "I enjoyed reading your situation wanted ad alongside that of the Hollywood star who wanted to be a brigadier-general. I wish you luck .anyway. "BRAD," (O. N. Bradley, Lieutenant-General United States Army.)" Midnight Is Deadline for Tax Estimates Midnight tonight la the deadline [ for mailing the estimates on the Income tax reports, according to T. E. Eyeleth, of the local Federal Inter- I nal Revenue office. Estimates are to be addressed to [the Office of Internal Revenue, I Federal Building, Los Angeles 12. js to be filled out in the egti- [ motion may be obtained In the reve- Intte office, in the Haberfelde build- |ln», 1424 Seventeenth street. 1 SOCIAL MEET SLATED Motion pictures depicting action of I the war will be shown at the social j meeting of Bakersfleld Moose lodge I NO. 473 tonight in Druids hall. All Imembjjrs are urged to attend, re- ntt wW be served. Teachers Assigned by Board City Group Hears* Financial Report Opening day enrollment figures were announced and the financial report given while resignations were accepted and appointments and assignments made at a meeting of the Bakersfield Board of Education, Thursday evening, at the administration building. Superintendent of city schools, John L. Compton, announced that opening day found 7400 children enrolling, 814 above the opening day figure for last year. On the first Monday there was 7733, or 602 above the first Monday of Inst yenr. Schools showing greatest, gain were Fremont, 40; Mount Vernon. 61; Roosevelt, 48. Enrollment is now within 260 pupils of the 1943-1944 peak which occurred in January, 1944, he said. Financial Statement Financial statement as of September 14 presented by Alfred Ames, business manager, showed receipts to date of $363,099.19, total expenditures, $138,911.56, and balance on hand, $224,187.63. Miscellaneous receipts for the month were $357.45. The board approved salaries of cafeteria supervisors and helpers set as follows: Supervisor with one helper, $110 per month; with two or three.helpers, $120; with four or five helpers, $130 and with six or more ehlpers, $140. < Helpers receive 65 cents per hour. Classrooms Approved Auditor's report on the audit of cafeteria and student body funds was also accepted and official approval was given to 10 temporary- type classrooms built during the summer. Recommended and accepted for employment were Mildred McDonald, long-term substitute teacher, McKinley School; Stubbs, clerk, Roosevelt School; .Tohn F. Cole, gardener's helper, beginning September 1, 1944; Frank Doerr, custodian helper at Washington School, beginning September 1. 1944; Inez Reynolds, teacher, William Penn School. Custodians Hired Also employed were William Hearst Fontaine, custodian helper, Williams School, beginning September 1, 1944; Ernest B. McMahan, custodian helper. Lowell and Roosevelt schools, beginning September 1, 1944;. Floyd L. Skelton, bus driver and mechanic, beginning September 1, 1944. Transfers Approved Transfers of Sonja Dalton from teacher at Longfellow School to the department of attendance and child accounting to work as a visiting teacher and take care of school publicity was also approved, as were the following teachers assignments: Mary Golden Lee, Lincoln School; Winston Barrett, Washington School; Frances Rice, Union Avenue School; Jane Claire Adams. Union Avenue School; Helen Faeh, Williams School; Mabel Estes, Longfellow School; Charlene Shaklee, Horace Mann School; Jessie Forde, Longfellow School. Leave of absence was extended for teacher Mary Louise Parsons for the first semester of the present school year. Resignations Accepted Resignations accepted were from A. J. Crider, mechanic and bus driver; Iro Combs, custodian; Virginia Hill, permanent teacher; Lucile Poler, probationary teacher, ana Elva Mae Campbell, teacher. The board decided to act as a committee to investigate possible school sites and additions to present sites. Ernest McCoy, architect, appeared before the group and offered his services, if and when new building is undertaken. Assistant Superintendent R. T. Neideffer submitted for the board's inspection copies of the revised curriculum guide prepared by him. Giving special credit to the Teachers Club Committee, and Mrs. Lenore Carter, Mr. Compton stated that suitable living quarters have been found for the 61 teachers new to Bakersfield city schools through the local churches, press and other organizations. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 16 VOTES POrit IN—County Clerk R. J. Veon looks over absentee ballots of servicemen returned in the coming state election. Miss Alice Borel hands him the latest bunch containing the votes of local men in Kansas, Morro Bay, Fresno and other scattered points. State War Ballots Pour in at County Clerk's Office County Clerk R. J. Veon reported today that state war ballots had begun to stream into his office after they had been mailed out to absentee servicemen and women beginning September 8. In order to set an approximate voting date for these voters the law provides that the clerk hold up mailing of the ballots until September 8. but hundreds of them were mailed out on that date. Mr. Veon said. The law provides that absentee servicemen and women may not vote until they shall have filed application for ballot, but Mr. Veon said over 2000 such voters had qualified in the county and had been mailed ballots. The returned ballots at the clerk's office at this early date are, of course, from persons stationed in camps located in the United States. It will be some time before votes of service personnel will be received here from overseas, the clerk said. Special Provisions • The county clerk pointed out that there will probably be some members of the armed forces abroad who will not receive ballots from his office due to poor mail service in some theaters of war and due. also, to the fact that many servicemen and women will be enroute to new' theaters of action, but that the government, through military agencies, will furnish such voters with ballots on application, the . provision having been set up by the laws governing the voting of absentee service personnel. In all, the number of Kern county men and women in the armed forces qualified to vote, after application, runs into the thousands, the actual number being withheld for military reasons, Mr. A'eon said. However, many of them have not made applications for ballots and for that reason they cannot cast their votes, according to enacted law. Mr. A r eon emphasized today that Hie terms "state war -ballots" arid "federal war ballots" should not be onfused, pointing out that the ballots mailed out to absentee military personnel from offices of county clerks had to do with state elections In which the absentee is a citizen, ivhile the federal war ballot is issued by the federal government for vote in the national election. Not to Be Cast Before October 1 Despite widespread notice that 'ederal war ballots may not be cast sefore October 1 many voters of the ibsentee military personnel status nave "jumped the gun" and voted srematurely, according to a United Press dispatch dated September 13. The wire said, "California Secretary of State Frank M. Jordan revealed today that a ballot had been received from a navy lieutenant commander in Washington, D. C. despite the furore raised in the na tion's capital a month ago when pre mature use of the war ballots was discovered. "The first ballot received in Call fornia from a soldier was mailec through the New York army post office by a corporal, Jordan said. "As in the case of nearly 200 early ballots previously received, Jordan said he is notifying the service vot ers their ballot must be re-cast after October 1 and received by the pre cinct board by November 23 if it is to be counted." Mr. Veon emphasized again tha,t the October 1 to November 23 ruling provided by for federal war ballots has nothing to do with the ballots mailed by his office, and stated that all ballots received from absentee servicemen and women will be valic till the time of counting votes in the state election. DORRIS STRESSES VOTERS REGISTRATION AT EAGLES "An American citizen who doe not register is like a soldier who has a gun and no ammunition. He's use less". Thus Wiley C. Don-Is, local at torney, stressed the importance of registering before the close of regl stration on September 2C when he spoke AVednesday night before members of the Eagles club in the hall. Mr. Dorris addressed the group as a representative of the Kern County Democratic Club which has been conducting a register and vote cam paign throughout Kern county. BOWMAN WILL AHEND HEARING F. F. A. HEAD WILL GO TO NATIONAL CAPITAL LEGION CONVENTION—John Watts, editor»of "Those Who Serve," the big book published by the American Legion here, departed from Bakersfield early this morning on the Santa Fe for Chicago, where he will attend the annual convention of the American Legion this week. The first copy of the Legion's book, to be released here next month for general sale as long as the limited edition lasts, was especially bound that Mr. Watts might exhibit it at the convention. It contains a history of the Legion, Kern county and the pictures of more than 6000 Kern county men and women in the armed service*. Robert Bowman, Buttonwillow, former student of Bakersfield High School and now national president of the Future Farmers of America, will appear at a congressional hear ing on vocational education to be held in AVashington, D. C., Septem her 21 and 22. A telegram from A. W. Tenney, subject matter specialist of the United States Office of Education, who is also executive secretary of the Future Farmers, invited Mr. Bowman to be present in the nation's capital for a conference with officials of the Office of Education on September 20 and to appear before the congressional hearing September 21 and 22. It will be the second time young Bowman has visited Washington. Last year, with a group of other Future Farmer representatives. He was shown around in presence of Congressman Alfred J. Elliott, Secretary of Agriculture laude R. Wickard, and other government officials. It is probable that a consideration of postwar funds for vocational education, particularly in the field of agriculture, will be discussed at the hearing, Mr. Bowman reported, although the telegram did not contain full Information about the hearing. As national president of the Future Farmers, he is scheduled to attend the state meeting of the organization at California Polytechnic School, San Luis Obispo, September 26, 27 and 28, if he returns in time from Washington. With the national conclave of the Future Farmers slated for Kansas City, October 9, 10 and 31, Mr. Bowman will take part as the national president. New officers will be elected. Bowman will continue next year .as ex-offlcio member of the executive board. A special feature of the national meeting In Kansas City will be an address by Secretary of Agriculture Wickard, which will be the first time a government official of such high rank has addressed the group, according to Mr. Bowman. During the summer young Bowman was in the nation's capital for a.meeting of the national board of trustees meeting of the Future Farmers, July 7 to 14. Vice-president and later president of the Bakersfield High School chapter of the Future Farmers, Mr. Bowman was also president of the San Joaquin valley branch of the organization and later California state president. He was elected national president last fall. SMALL GRASS FIRE A small grass fire burned at 126 Cheater avenue, Thursday, at 12:19 p. m., doJJ£ no damage, according to the city lire department. WITH US TODAY Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Green, Dallas. Texas. Visiting. Padre hotel. Paul Courtney, Houston, Texas. Business. Bakersfield Inn. Miss Annetta Ehertiujr, Portland, Ore. Visiting. .Bakersfield Inn. I). T. Ankeny, Los Angeles. Business. Hotel El Tejon. Mr. and Mrs. II. W. Toulcnian. Reno, Nev. Visiting. Hotel El Tejon. HOUSEnVILL BE mnYjcr.11 LOCAL REPUBLICANS PLAN ENTERTAINMENT Plans for the reception of Lieu tenant-Governor Frederick Houser in Kern county October 11 were made last evening when more than 25 members of the Kern County Republican Central Committee met In local headquarters at 1703 Chester avenue. The state official, who i a candidate for United States senator, will be a breakfast guest in Delano, a luncheon guest in Taft and a dinner guest and speaker at an evening meeting in Bakersfield October 11. Attorney Philip M. Wagy chairman of Kern Republican Central Committee, presided at last night's session. Lieutenant-governor Houser will arrive in Kern county the evening of October 10, and be greeted by a rep resentative delegation of Kern county Republicans. His itinerary, planned by local O. O. P. leaders, will be launched with the gala breakfast at Delano, followed by the motor trip and luncheon on the West Side and the evening reception and festivity in Bakersfield in the evening. Plans for the Bakersfield event have not been completed. Taft Headquarters Opened Kern Republican leaders from various sections of the county reported completion of campaign organization. W. F. Barbat, head of the AVest Side Republican Club, reported the opening of headquarters at 425 1 ,{ ! Center street, with Miss Margaret Kahler as campaign manager. The office will be open from 10 o'clock in the morning until 6 in the evening, and a registrar of visitors is being kept. Mr. Barbat also announced the dinner-rally scheduled for 7 o'clock this evening In the Fox Hotel at Taft. Assemblyman Thomas H. Werdel of Bakersfield will be the speaker, and among special local guests will be Chairman Wagy, Mr. Barbat announced. C, H. Tyler of Mojave reporter that precincts are being organized in his district, and Dick Van Vleit chairman of the Arvin unit, an nounced completion of organization and the opening of headquarters P. K. Appley of AVasco said that headquarters in Wasco have been established next door to the stage depot in Wasco and a full-limp secretary has been installed in the office Chairman AVagy reported that all precincts have been assigned nt Randsburg, Shatter is in the process Organizational and specfic work is being completed in Tehachapi, Buttonwillow and other sections. Bert Oberg is chairman at Tehachapi. Pro-American Speaker Mrs. Albert S. Goode, chairman of Pro-Arnericar> and a member of the central committee, announced the public meeting Friday evening, Sep tember 29, in Emerson School auditorium at which Judge Goodwin C. Knight of Los Angeles will be the speaker. The program is scheduled for 8 o'clock and is open to the public without charge, Mrs. Goode announced. Members of the Republican Central Committee are co-operating with tlie members of Pro-America, Kern county women's organization, in bringing the speaker to the community. Miss Kahler, campaign manager of the West Side Club office, was Introduced. Another visitor from Taft was J. Kenneth Pruiett. Kern Growers Get OPA Potato Prices PROPOSED CEILINGS ON EARLY WHITE TABLE CROP SLATED Proposed coiling prices for early white table stock potatoes have been announced by the Office of Price Administration, according to Marc A. Lindsay, Kern county farm advisor. The emergency price control net of 1!)42 provides that the OPA shall give tiotice to growers of the proposed maximum price prior to the planting date. Mr. Lindsay said that potato growers in Kern county should keep in mind that these prices are subject to change. Proposed ceiling prices per 100 pounds of United States grade •number 1 white potatoes for certain periods of the year of 1945, sacked and loaded on carrier f. o. 1). shipping points from the producing area in Kern county, are: April Mil. $.-,.10; April Ifi-HO, $2.!IO; May 1-15, S2.7H; May 16-31, $2.«0; and June 1-:)0, $2.40. Prisoner of War Mail Forms Available Here Postal card forms for prisoner of war mail to the Far East, printed by the American Red Cross, are now available at the Bakersfield Red ^ross Chapter, 2504 M street, to •elatives and friends of Japanese- leld Americans. Since Japan has refused to accept betters of more than 24 words for prisoners, the postal card is designed to hold a message of this length, Fled Cross officials state. The card requires no postage and will facilitate censorship and save weight and space in transportation. Its use is optional, but it is hoped ;hat it will speed up delivery, they report. Col. Nichols Speaks RotaryJM Meet Veteran Answers Questions on Jap Soldiers, Natives Home on leave. Colonel Howard Nichols told fellow Rotarlans of his experiences in the southwest Pacific where he has been on active duty with the army for 28 months, at'a noon meeting of the Bakersfield Rotary Club, Thursday, at Hotel El Tejon. Given a loud ovation from his friends, Colonel Nichols answered questions about fighting conditions. Japanese soldiers and prisoners, na- tivos. and American fighting men. on which he had first-hand information to offer. Complimented by President Robert Cottom for his work as head of the Crippled Children's Committee was AV. J. Schultz. Mrs. Tom McMamis, Jr., of the American Association of University Women, made announcement of the open forum on "America's Postwar Adjustment" to be held September 28, at the Washington School auditorium and urged Rotarlans to attend. Winner of the war bond prize was Charles AVlckersham. Visiting club members were T. V. Little, Shatter, Charlie Prewett, Oildale, H. Midgley, Shatter. Roy L. McDonald, Fresno, Ed Helm, L. A. Miller, Oildale, N. IT. Farnham, Oildale, A. R. Kuhn, Fresno, Jack C. Garriott, Oildale, and Earl Johnson, Shatter. Graveside Rites Set for Ethel Gardiner Private graveside services for Ethel M. Gardiner, 54, who died September 14 at a local hospital, will be held September Ifi at 3:30 p. m. at the family plot in Union Cemetery, the Reverend Ralph H. Cox officiating. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara funeral home has charge of arrangements. Miss Gardiner lived in Bakersfield for 42 years and had made her home at 1107 L street for many years. She was a member of the Episcopal Church. Surviving Miss Gardiner are four brothers, George Gardiner, Bert Gardiner, Leroy Gardiner and Percy Gardiner, all of Bakersfield; a sister, Mrs. Irene Emery, Bakersfield; nephews, Melvin Gardiner, Robert Gardiner, John Gardiner, Bruce Gardiner, all of Bakersfield; James Gardiner and Milton Gardiner, United States Navy; nieces, Mrs. Lorraine Ramuge, Jean Gardiner, Janet Gardiner, Barbara Gardiner, Joan Gardiner, Mary Ann Emery and Beverly Emery, all of Bakersfield; an aunt, Mrs. Vieve Sutton, and a cousin, Dorian Sutton, both of El Dorado. RAPID WORKERS—These workers at the East Bakersfield Ration Board are getting out "A" books at a pace which keeps abreast of the incoming applications. However ration boards report additional volunteers would be welcome. In photo are Carolyn Smith, left, Florence Smith, chief clerk, and June David. LARGEST SHOW IN BEST IN FARM PRODUCE TO BE SHOWN AT FAIR Indications point to tho staging of one of the largest livestock and farm products show in the west at the Victory Foods Fair, September 20-24 at the fairgrounds, it was announced today following a meeting of the board of directors of the Fifteenth District Agricultural Association last night at Hotel Padre. Vice-President Howard K. Dickson reported that from entries already tallied, the show had thus far surpassed any previous one. Entry fee totals had passed all previous marks. The show will bring the best in livestock, poultry, canned and preserved fruits and vegetables, rabbits and other farm produce for exhibition as the climax to a year's farm work. Admission is free. There is no charge to enter the grounds or to enter the huge exhibit building. Dean Pieper, in charge of the ex hibit building and entertainment, reported to directors that complete entertainment programs had been arranged for each of the four days. Consultations were held by the directors with Herb Vaughan, in charge of the horse show to be held on the evenings of September 22 and 23 and sponsored jointly by the Fit teenth District Agricultural Association and the Bakersfield Frontier Days Association. The horse show requires paid ad mission and will show some of the finest animals In the state of California, Vaughn stated. Careless Hunters Blamed for Blaze • Careless dove hunters are believed to have caused the 300-acre fire at the foot of Piute mountain which 100 firemen and volunteers battled Wednesday and Thursday preventing flames from spreading to the 1500 acres of range land endangered, according to ,the county fire department. Owner of the land, to which $300 damage was done, is Walter Mattingly, Bakersfield. Area was rented by Frank Schreider, of Call- ente, reports state. INJURED Vernon W. Trlplett, 23, of Bakersfield, was injured in a non-collision accident when his car swerved off the Old River road and overturned Thursday at 8:40 p. m., according to the California Highway Patrol. He was treated at Kern General Hospital and dismissed. A. A. U. W. Names Speakers for Forum September 28 HOMET—Private First Class Ernest E. Calkins, Jr., of the Second Marine division, is home on 30-day leave. Private Calkins has been overseas 26 months and has been on 'Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Salpan and Tinian. He has been awarded the Purple Heart and the Presidential Unit Citation. He will report to Chicago at the end of hl» leave. His parents, Mr. und Mrs. Krnest Calkins, reside at 1S32 East Eighteenth street. Heightening community Interest In three-speaker Open Fonim being presented by thj A. A. U. W. on September 28, Mrs. Joseph LcConte, chairman of the forum planning committee, announced today that tho three speakers of national and Interna- ional repute who will discuss the reneral topic of America's Postwar Adjustment are Dr. W. Ballentlne lenley, noted educator, lecturer, and 'ivlc leader: Dr. Francis J. Bowman, head of the department of his- ory at University of Southern Call- 'ornia; and Oliver Carlson, adviser •ind consultant on labor problems and public relations. Each of these authorities Is particularly well fitted for the task of attacking the three related problems anticipated as among tho first to confront America when the Allies have achieved complete victory, and each speaker is a recognized authority on the topic he will discuss September 'JR. To present his views on "Understanding Our Allies for Postwar Peace," Doctor Henley has a versatile and well-rounded academic and civic background which will be quickly recognized as he fulfills tho reputation he enjoys as being one of tho most competent platform men in the United States today. Defense Work Doctor Henley's versatility Is indicated by his training in education, law, religion and government. Formerly acting dean In the school of government at University of Southern California, Doctor Henley later became the director of co-ordination, and under his direction educational conferences and institutes were organized among which were Women's Civic Conference, Institute of Radio, and Program Chairman Conference. After Pearl Harbor, Doctor Henley worked In the Los Angeles Defense Council as chairman of the committees of Human Skills and Resources, and also served us chairman of the Committee on Morale of IMS Angeles. Doctor Bowman, professor of history and head of tho department of history at the University of South- ern California, is going tn present his views on the subject "Economic and Population Trends." Educational Background Doctor Bowman's background includes being an American-Scandinavian fellow in history to Sweden, and for his advanced doctor's degree at Iowa University he did his research work in tho universities of Upsale and Stockholm in Sweden, in the University of Rostock in Germany, and in Lege, Belgium. Before the war, Doctor Bowman was American associate editor of the magazine "Baltic and Scandinavian Countries." Doctor Bowman's recent and intensive research has been directed toward tho problems he will discuss September 28 concerned with economic and population trends, and the part this topic will play in American postwar adjustment. Mr. Carlson, who will talk on the i topic of "Labor and Industry" as j affecting postwar peace plans, is | well-known throughout the nation as a journalist, biographer, and political scientist, in addition to his specialized work as an authority in the Hold of public relations, labor problems, and propaganda techniques. Free-Lance Writing Mr. Carlson did free-lance writing for several years In Europe. Ho witnessed the rise of fascism In Italy: saw the communist revolution in Germany; was in Russia at the time of the great famine, interviewing Lenin and observing Stalin's rise to power. He is as widely traveled at home as well as abroad, having lived in Detroit, New York, and Chicago. and since 1935 has made his home in California. His specialized work as adviser and consultant on labor problems and public relations fits him for the task of considering labor and industry from the point of view of postwar adjustment. Miss Edna Keough, president of the local A. A. U. W,, announces that tickets may be reserved by telephoning Mrs. Robert Shreve, 8-813:;. in- ut the Bakersfield Chamber of runimerce. or uny meml9r of ihe club. Ration Boards Need More Clerical_Help Ration boards of Bakersfield, East Bakersfield and Oildale are having no particular difficulty because of lack of help in the issuance of the renewed "A" gasoline ration books. However, with truck priorities available for release on Tuesday, volunteers will be needed for duties connected with the issuance of the priority books, according to officials of the three local boards. Volunteers during this rush period have been plentiful, was the opinion expressed by the boards' members. OPA WITHHOLDS COHONJEILING MEASURE TAKEN TO INSURE PARITY PRICE In order that Kern county cotton growers and growers throughout the United States will be assured of receiving a parity price, the AVar Food Administration and Office of Price Administration have agreed that no ceiling price is to be placed on raw cotton prior to May I, 1945, below (Jio price at which, under the terms of the agreement, the Commodity Credit Corporation will offer cotton for sale, according to a report released today by Marc A. Lindsay, Kern county farm adviser. The report states that the Commodity Credit Corporation will not offer for sale any of the cotton owned or controlled by it except at prices which will not prevent cotton from averaging a parity. For the present, the release disclosed, this will mean that no government owned or controlled cotton will be sold in the open market except at 50 points (a half a cent a pound) above the parity price. The margin of 50 points will not be reduced prior to May 1. 1945, unless the price of cotton should average above parity in an amount for a period of time sufficient to raise a question as to the adequacy of manufacturing margins under the coiling prices that are being computed for major cotton textiles, on the basis of parity prices for cotton. In that event, the sale of cotton of the Commodity Credit Corporation will be reduced only in an amount sufficient to prevent the price of cotton from averaging above parity. Seven Are Hurt in Highway Crashes Two overturned cars last night and this morning caused serious injuries to seven on the Taft Highway. Thursday at 4 p. rn. Claude L. i-larnes. 33, fiOS Buchanan street, Ford City, received a fractured skull when the automobile he was driving turned over near Maude's Place. Mrs. Violet Harnes, 28, and son, Richard L. Harnes. 8, both of 608 Buchanan street, and Earl A. Morris, 31, CIO Lincoln street, Ford City, passengers in the car, were also seriously hurt. All are in Taft Community Hospital, where they were taken by the Stoffer Ambulance Service, according to the California Highway Patrol. Three Taft High School students of Belridge, on their way to class Friday morning, were hurt when a tire blew out on the automobile in which they were riding, 3 miles north of Taft, causing the car to leave the road and overturn two and one-half times. They are Leonard Tress, 18. Rodney G. Pownlng, 17, and Richard Peters, Ifi. They were taken to Taft Emergency Hospital, highway patrol officers report. Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument Diaptiy Near the Office Phone 7-7185

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