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EDITORIALS This section contains editorials, latest local news, world sports, a thrilling serial and news of genera! interest. WANT ADS Classified Advertising columns of The liakersficld California!! clone promptly at 11 o'clock every morning. 1'honc 81. 8 LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIKLD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, AUGUST 31. 1936 PAGES 9 TO 16 MOTHER AND INFANT KILLED BY LOCOMOTIVE * * * Kern Tax Rates Boosted Nine Cents by Supervisor Board .A. . THAIN KILLS TWO KIRN TAX MATE •>Tejon Indian School Opens; Majority to Open Sept. 14 Need for Welfare Funds Reported Chief Cause for Higher Taxes FLAG GIVEN COUNTY Native Sons, Daughters to Present Huge Bear Banner at Ritual *, A /•£*\ (li " N INCREASE of 9 cents for both the Inside and outside tax rates lla the county was voted today by e Board of Supervisors in a unanl ballot. Today the board set the Inside rate for the county at 90 cents on every hundred dollars of assessed valuation and an outside rate of 96 cents. Last year's inside rate was 81 cents and the outside rate last year was 87 cents. Tho county's Inside rate as set by the board for the forthcoming fiscal year is divided as follows: General County Fund ...... $ .65 W Salary Fund ........ . ....... 1294 I'ermanent Road Fund ...... 01 Country Free Library ....... 03 W Advertising; Fund ........... 01 M Highway Bonds of 1913 ..... 06 % Almost 20,000 Students Are Slated to Resume Educational Pursuit in 84 Districts of Kern Total $ .90 The county's outside tax rate is precisely the same as the Inside rate with the addition of a general county road fund of 6 cents, making the total outside rate 96 cents. Rates Compared For purposes ot comparison.- las year's inside tax rate was as follows County fund, $0.555; salary fund $0.126; advertising, $0.01; highway bonds of 1913, $0.07; permanen roads, $0.01; county library, $0.04 making a total inside rate of 81 cents which, with the addition of a 6-cen general road fund, made the outside rate 87 cents. The increase this year, though a cent less the amount authorized the county by 'the State Board of Equal izatlon, is increased almost entlrelj by the -necessity under state laws tc provide more funfis for welfare work particularly old age pensions. Flag Offered Represented by Ralpha Saunders, president, Georgia F. Sanders, secretary, and Sadio Clendenen, chairman for the Admission Day pro*gram. El Tejon. Parlor 29, and the Bttkersfield Parlor 42 of tho Native Sijis and Daughters of tho Golden West asked permission of the Board tbf Supervisors to present the county with a state bear flag to be flown at the courthouse. Supervisor Stanley Abel moved that the flag be accepted and Supervisor Charles Wlmnier will accept on behalf of the county on September 9, at 8 p. m. The flag will measure 8 by 12 feet. A Mojave delegation. Including N. \V. Sweetser and others, appeared be- j'ore the supervisors asserting that difficulty had been encountered In selecting a site for the new Mojave grammar school. The board was asked to express Itself on the matter. r No Jurisdiction Supervisor George Parish Informed the speaker and the delegation that the supervisors had no Jurisdiction over the selection of a school site— that it was wholly a matter for the school board. Supervisor Abel also declared the board had no authority In such a matter. The supervisors plan to start thoir count of the absentee voters ballots at the courthouse tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock, they reported. the first 10 pupils in Kern •*• county sat down at school desks lor the opening of tho 1936-37 school term, and on September 14, almost 20,000 boys and girls will be working at the business ot education in the kindergartens, elementary grades, high schools and unlor colleges In 84 school districts. Tho first group ot 10 pupils today took up their work at tho Indian school In Tejon canyon where Mrs. Anna' B. Knowles is tho teacher. Tho pupils are mostly members of tho Tejon Indian tribe. Sept. 7 Opening Tho next schools to open In the county are the Tehachapl Elemen tary and High School and Callento Grammar School which are calling pupils to resume studies on Septem uer 7. These schools usually open a week earlier because during tho winter months days aro lost when roads are impassable. The rest of the districts throughout tho county have scheduled school opening for September 14, according, to tho dates flle«' at tho office of Herbert L. Healy'. county superintendent of schools. New Teacher In addition to the new teachers chosen for tho Bakersfleld city schools, those added to the staff of the local high school and those elected at Taft city elementary schools, 45 teachers will take up teaching duties In Kern county at new assignments this fall. Most of the teaching staffs are complete and teachers aro now hurrying back from summer vacations to begin tho fall work. Among tho new teachers aro tho following for the Kern rural schools: Mrs. Maude Herring from Lemoore, who will teach at Sunflower; Miss Charlotte Schlltz, a graduate of Fresno State Teachers' College, and Miss Alma Wolke, who formerly taught In Tulare county, who will teach at Delano; Miss Lillian Kri- korlan, graduate from Fresno College, who will teach at Greeley. Others on List Miss Dllworth Pederson, a graduate of Fresno, and Miss Beth Park, who taught at Independence, will instruct at Indian Wells; Miss Anna A. Cunningham, formerly a Lancaster teacher, at Johannesburg; Miss Edith G. James, who will teach at Landers and whose teacher's record has not been filed here yet; Mrs. Chin-Scraping Days Ended for Kern Males; Whiskers Ordered I F WIVES use their mates' favorite razors to sharpen lead pencils and open tin cans In the. next five weeks, friend husband will be none the wiser. Today was the last day on which the male of Kern was obliged to scrape his countenance. By the dictum of Big Whisker Fred Nlghbert all masculine faces must be adorned with beard In preparation for Frontier Days October 3 and 4. And to- morrow the tape Is raised for contestants in the *95 Whisker- Ino prlie contest. The Big Whisker Invaded the Klwanls Club luncheon today .along with Mert Weatherwax, Frontier Days' chairman, and repeated his edict for the benefit of Klwanlans. President Glenn Stanfleld gave the chair to Server Kaar, who was president In 1934 when the Frontier Days Idea was born at • Klwanls meeting. Sheriff Overtakes Alleged Drunken Driver With Mare TILTING hoofs of his little Palo•*• mino mare late yesterday carried Sheriff Ed Champness to victory in a race against possible death, the sheriff riding down a madly careening automobile, piloted by an allegedly drunken driver Just in the nick of time to prevent a collision with another car carrying two small children. In jail Is Thomas Dunn, 45, charged with drunken driving, tho first autolst In Kern history to be arrested by a horse-mounted officer. Notices Car Sheriff Champness was exercising his horse when ho notlcgd a car weaving down the road ahead of him near tho Intel-section of Daniels and Third streets. Fearing for the safety of others on the road, the sheriff gave chase. With a 100-yard lead to overcome, the little mare steadily gained on the wandering automobile In a half-mile run and finally drew alongside just as the machine was bearing down on a parked car at the roadside. Auto Hailed Two children, whose names were _ot learned, probably owe their lives o the fleet Palomino and the daring orsemanship of Sheriff Champness, s Dunn, in response to shouted ommands of the sheriff, succeeded bringing his vehicle to a stop vtthln a few feet of the parked au- omobile in which they were sitting. SIX ARE INJURED IN AUTOCRASHES Four Hurt as Automobile Is Forced Over Road After Visit at River Park (Continued on Page Fourteen) Big Fire Sweeping Greenhorn Region Flames were sweeping . through heavy brush on Greenhorn mountain this afternoon und 50 veterans from Maxon CCC camp .In Tulare were summoned to aid 40 Tehachapl CCC boys fighting the fire. There Is a fine stand of timber just above the fire, Ben Cooper, chief dispatcher in the forestry service hero, said. The fire was discovered In midmorning and may have been caused by an electric storm of yesterday. It is burning on Little Poso creek just south of Eugene grade and south' west of Davis ranger station. The countryside Is so steep and brushy that only one forest service fire truck has been sent from Bakersfleld. Hanger Harold P. Bowhay and Assistant Ranger Elmo Freear are at the scene of the fire. Mr. Cooper said he has no estimate, of the extent yet but believes upwards of 200 acres have been burned. Union Cemetery is a NON-I'ROKIT COIM'O- RATION, which means that all income goes into the Cemetery treasury. It is conducted for the benefit of the public and not for individual profit. 40% of the sales of this Cemetery goes into tho Per- petuul Care Fund to insure Perpetual Care Office at the Cemetery Telephone 2237 Mining Tragedy Is Probed at Inquest A verdict of accidental death, duo to Internal Injuries and hemorrhage, was returned following the coroner's Inquest Into death of Charles M. Horslmann, 43, Randsburg miner who was crushed beneath falling rock In the Yellow Aster gold rnlne last Friday night. An employe of the Anglo-American Mining Company, Mr. Horstmann was also a member of Randshurg Post of the American Legion. Ho Is survived by a widow, Mrs. Frank Horstmann. Funeral services were conducted a' I Randsburg yesterday under direction of the American Legion, and inter ment was In the Johannesburg ceme tery. The Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara chapel was In charge of arrange ments. Negress Is Slashed Result of Quarrel Police aro Investigating what li declared to have been a famll> quarrel In which Mrs. Reno O'Con nor, a Negress of 1144 East Twenty fifth street, Los Angeles, received a knife laceration on tho hip. Th woman was treated at Kern Gen eral Hospital City Personals * * * * * * Bits of News Flshin' " will be tho topic of L A. Splndt, principal of Kern Jounty Union High School, as peaker at tho meeting of Bakers- leld Exchange Club at luncheon to- norrow. To support his statements Mr. Splndt will exhibit pictures aken by himself, Dr. L. C. McLaln, Dr. Lloyd Fox and Louis Roux on a recent Sierra trip. Don Rogers is he day's program chairman. A smooth-talking salesman, relating "static eliminators" for one lollar each to radio owners in the residential sections, has caused the ocal firm of Kldd Brothers consld. erable trouble the past several days. Claiming to represent the local firm, he stranger did a good business, but when the device proved worthless, buyers began telephoning their complaints. According to K. K. Kldd, his 'Inn handles no static eliminator and employs no house-to-house so- .tcltors. Both he and the police are .ooklng for the alleged Impostor, It was reported. Six persons were Injured, non seriously, in Kern traffic accldentf over the week end. Fb'ur'Were hurt when a car carry ing Frank and Martha Gonzales Fred Galey and Marlon Bennett, o 496 Washington avenue, Oildale, wa* forced off the road and overturne while the group was returning from Kern River Park yesterday after noon. All were treated at Kern Gen oral Hospital for bruises and lacera tlons and subsequently released. Wllllt Thomas Vary, Jr., 25, o Kramer, was slightly hurt when hi automobile collided with the bac! end' of a machine belonging to Doi H. Kllllan, 27, of 1230 East Sevent street, Los Angeles. The acclden occurred at 8:15 o'clock last night 14 miles east of Bakersfleld on Ed: son highway, where Kllllan ha stopped to fix the tall light on hi automobile. B. Ronald, 718 North street, Buk ersfleld, was treated at Mercy Hos pital yesterday afternoon for facia lacerations received In a traffl mishap. Bakersfield Club Bought by Count) Purchase of the Bakcrsfleld Clu building and grounds for $24,600 wa consummated today for the count by the Board of Supervisors. Th board plans to use the building for a Memorial Homo for veterans and to use part of it for the county agricultural staff. E. H. Clare represented directors of the club In the sale of the building which was reported to have cost more than $90,000 when the club was originally built. ive Per Cent Reduction Is Ordered by State Equalization Unit 1120 WILL BE LOST toard Exercises Powers to Assess Property of Utilities DAKERSFIELD'S assessed valuu- lion of public utility properties uttered a five per cent cut under ast year's figure at .the hands of ho state board ot equalization lat.o Saturday. This will mean a decrease in estimated revenue of ap proxlmately $1120, Olty Clerk Aince Van Illpor estimated today, t will not bo a sufficient cut to nterfero with tho city's budget plans. Figure Reduced Tho valuation placed on utility properties this year Is $5,912,500, compared with $6,015,180 last year. The figure Is obtained by an Increaso of 45 per cent over the valuation for county taxing purposes. Last year this Increase was 50 per cent. The board of equalization raised tho assessment In 130 cities to make .axes thereon correspond with taxes levied on common property. Tho assessment was lowered In nlno cities and no change was made In 39 others. Exercises Authority Tho changes wero ordered because the board, which equalizes property assessments for county taxation purposes, has no control over the assessment of city property. It has, however, the power to assess utility property In cities and counties, and the effect of the board's action Is to make utility assessments within tho city correspond with the rates es. tabllshed by tho city assessor for other than utility property. Utility assessments for the stato 34 Merchants off Community Favor Tuesday Shopping T HIRTY-FOUR buslnesi homes, the greateit number yet to participate In a Monday Local Store Page co-opernte thle week to make the eighteenth edition of this regular Monday feature In The Callfornlan, a success. The advertisements of a half dozen new participants are to be found on the Local Store Page In this Issue. Authentic specials, some advertising merchandise for fall, food and clothing, furs, jewelry, household goods of every description ana hosts of other things used every day, are to be -found on the page today. With the busy autumn season just around the corner, the slogan of local merchants to "Buy Tuesday" takes on new slgnlfl canoe with the downtown parade becoming larger as schools open and many return to the city. "Shop as you please. Do It with ease tomorrow. Benefit from the efforts of these local business houses," merchants ad vise. ATTEMPT TO RESCUE BABY FATAL AS AUTO IS CRUSHED BY TRAIN M RS. PLORENQE LOUCKS, 30, of Lynwood, remembered as tho former Mrs. Florence Vlou, for many yearn a Bakersfiold beauty ohop operator, and her 8-months-old son, Arthur, woro rtoad today, victims of; a railway crossing crash In which Mrs. Loucks sacrificed her llfo In a hopeless effort to savo that of her child. Mrs. LouckB was tho wife ot Dun Trucks of 3539 Agnes street, Lynwood, an employs of Deeds Weld- Ing Company. Tho accident occurred while Mrs. Loucks and her sister-in-law, Mrs. as a whole amounted to $923,606,120 this year, a gain of 2V4 per cent over the $99,043,400 assessment of last year, It was reported from Sacra mento by the United Press. W. F. Munden Dies of Heart Ailment William Francis Munden, 52, the second son of tho Reverend and Mrs. J. N. Munden Of Bakersfleld, died at his homo in Los Angeles this morning as result of a heart ailment. It was the first death In tho large family In half a century. Mr. Munden, a native of Pennsylvania, leaves In addition to his parents, a widow, Mrs. Jane Munden, a daughter, Mrs. Frances Gilbert, and a granddaughter, all residing In Los Angeles, four brothers, A. D. and Newton Munden. of Hak- ersfleld, and I. C .and Paul A., of Los Angeles, and three sisters, Mrs. G. M. Brlggs, of Bakersfleld, Mrs. E. H. Burford and Mrs. Will Daly, of Los Angeles. Funeral arrangements are not yet complete. WILL INCREASE RELIEFBUDGETS Rising Cost of Living Told us Cause of Orders for Payment Increases Payments to both families and single persons on relief havo boon ordered Increased by tho state relief commission because of tho rising cost of living, It was reported from Sacramento today by the Associated PI-OSS. M. W.' Skelton. 8RA director In Kern county, Bald today ho had not been Informed of the increase. A 14.8 per cent increase In tho family budget for food and of 0.8 por cent for single persons was authorized. Hlslng food prices during the last 80 days as determined by a survey made on August 11 made the Increases necessary, Harold IS. I'omeroy, SKA administrator, reported. Tho board approved his recommendations. In addition an extra 5 per rent allowance for food was granted two person families and Hingln persons because I hoy are obliged to purchase food in .small quantities. Tho higher cash allowances for food will boost tho monthly relief budget slightly less than 10 per cent and add between $90,000 und $95,000 to the states total relief expenditures on the basis of the present case loud of about 30,000, It was reported. No changes havo been recom mended for rent allowances but this question will bo studied and reports made to the relief commission, tho administrator said. Harry Shirley, Legionnaire com- mltteeman of Sea Scout Ship Legion Uel Mar, returned yesterday from a two week's vacation on tho coast on which lie launched a 10- fpot Cape Cod dory with sail and centerboard built by himself. The launching was attended by Leonard Knowles and Harold Fox, Sea Scouts. Carlos Duran Rites Are Conducted Here Graveside services for Carlos Duran, BO, who died at a local hospital August 29, were conducted at 3 o'clock this afternoon at Union cemetery, with the Reverend Father Stuhlrnan officiating. Mr. Uuran had been a resident of Kern county 11 years. Doughty-Calhoun-O'Mcara chapel was In charge of arrangements. Hopkins House Is Swept_by Flames Fire last night destroyed tho home of Homer Hopkins. 517 H street. Of unknown origin, the flames caused damage estimated at $5000, a loss which is expected to \i>' largely offset by Insurance. Mr. Hopkins, who was In Tulare Thursday and Friday of last week to arrange for tho funeral of his father, Charles W. Hopkins, will return to Tulare for the services ut. 10 o'clock tomorrow morning at Gobies funeral parlors. Antique Auto Now on Lengthy Jaunt Like the cross-country golfing trli of the comlr, strip physician Is th continental jaunt of Paul Hubban of San .lose, In a two-cylinder, seven horsepower Schacht automobile, vin tago of 1UOO. The intrepid motorls Is a cousin of Hoy II. Hubbard, city building Inspector, who recelvci newspaper clippings from Albany N. V.. this morning giving pictorla evidence of the feat. The local man's cousin exhlbitci his machine hore liisl March. Nov he's <m his way back, having reache the Atlantic. Indcborg Loucks, worn out for a< Sunday afternoon drive with the baby In the back seat. Hearing tho warning whlstlo of an approaching train as they crossed the Santa Fo railroad tracks In Santa Fe Springs, Mrs. Florence Loucks, driving, slammed on the brakes. Tho engine died, leaving them stalled In tho path of tho speeding train. The women sprang from the ritr anil ran to safely. Too lain, Mrs. Florence l/oncUs remembered her baby In tile rear seat. With a scream, she ran back to (he stalleil car and reached for her child. At that moment, the engine struck, hurling mother and child 150 feet Into a water-filled gulloy bosldo tho tracks. They died on tho way to Murphy Memorial Hospital In Whlttler. Mrs. Indeborg Loucks was In a hystlcal condition following the ac cldent. Both her husband und Dan snicks were away from home for lie day, having gone deep sea flslv TOO PERSONS HIT BY RIFOULLEl Accidentally Discharged Gun Wounds Man and Woman at Lynns Valley ' Both wounded by tho sumo bullet accidentally fired from a .22 special rlfk', Mrs. L. H. Stevenson, 45, of ij'nns Valley, and Kalph Dove, 405 ivlngs Court, El Monte, aro In a serious condition at San Joaquln Hospital this afternoon. The bullet massed through tho upper part of Mr. Dove's thigh and entered tho ower abdominal region of Mrs. Stevenson's body, according to hos- iltal attaches. The accident occurred shortly before noon an Mr. and Mm. Dove who had been visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson In LyniiH valley, were preparing to leave for home. The rifle, which had been used for rabbit hunting earlier In tho day, had been placed In the rear of tho Dove car. It was accidentally discharged, It was reported, when one of tho two Dove boys climbed Into tho back seat. .Mrs. Stevenson and Mr. Dovo wero brought to Bakersflcld In a Fllcklnger-Dlgler ambulance. Tho woman Is reported to be the more SHEEPMAN BADLY MM FIGHT Quarrel Concerning Missing Money Is Declared Cause of Serious Stabbing Despite a severe knife wound In tho abdomen, Peter Sarazuela, 40, ot 525 Sumner street, today was recovering at Kern General Hospital, while Bakersfleld police held Ben Earbarno, 43, and Couls Patrlquln, 28, on suspicion of attempted murder. Telia of Quarrel seriously Injured. J. F. Porter Taken Magnus Johnson in at Local Hospital j Critical Condition President W. H. Hitchcock will preside at tho first fall meeting of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce directors, a dinner session to be held at 6 o'clock tomorrow evening in Padre hotel. The meeting will follow at 7:30 o'clock. Professor Phillip Jacobsen, of the department of engineering, University of Washington, and Theodore King, Seattle radio station production manager, visited Mr. and Mrs. Jim Day here over tho week end en route to Hollywood from Seattle. •»« » PROSECUTOR RESIGNS LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31. (A. P.)— Clydo Thomas, assistant United States attorney who obtained the conviction of Harry Thomas Thompson In the first nuvul spy case since the World War, has resigned to en ler private law practice. J. F. Porter, 66, of Lamont, passed away at a local hospital this morning. Ho Is survived by u brother, II. C!. Porter, of Lamont, and two sons, Lloyd and Frank, both residing In Oregon. The body is at Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara chapel. LITCHFIBLU, Minn.. Aug. 31. (A. I'.l—Magnus Johnson, former United States senator, lost a llttlo ground during the past 24 hours and today Ills condition was termed "not so favorable" as late Saturday. He Is suffering from pneumonia. Oregon Schedules College Radiocas A I'nlverslty of Oregon program will be broadcast over KOIN of i Portland anil KKHX here from an nll-unlvurslty n.lly duncu being held In the Jant/.en Beach ballroom Thursday evening It was annouiuvil today by Dr. I'rter Hoot, local physician and uluinmiH of the nnlve DEATH'S RECORD Dated from October S, 1935 On Monday of each week The Californian will publish the record of Kern county deaths resulting from traffic accidents. Watch Death's Record and beware! Dead this week .' 4 Dead previously reported 86 Total on Death's Record 90 DKIVK CARKPULLY Chinese Arraigned on Narcotic Count Judge Stewart Mageo today took under advisement tho caso of Loulu Akau. Bakersfleld Chinese accused of possession und sale of narcotics, after listening to testimony by Inspector Bob Knight and Mrs. Ruth Lane, chemical expert, at the preliminary hearing In Sixth Township Justice Court. Akau, represented by Attorneys Jackson Million and Victor Perry, was one of HO veil Chinese slated to come before Judge Magee today. Preliminary examination of Albert K. Chew, S«!wy Yen and Wong Fooey was continued until October II at 10 a. m.. and tho hearing of j Wong Fun. George Mar and Shu j May was conilntied until September i 2 at 10 a. in. ! Sarazuela, according to Inspector Tom Hildreth. Bald tho cutting was tho aftermath to a drinking party Saturday night. Tho Basque sheep- man said ho and Eurbarne were on their way home at 1:30 Sunday nornlng when Earbarne suddenly accused him of stealing some money and began a quarrel, which ended In knife play. \ Earbarno, offlcerif said, failed to remember cutting • anyone, but admitted that a pocket knife found, at tho Hceno 'of the altercation \--tui hto. Twice Police were at a loss to determine tho connection between Patriquln and tho street fight, however. Pal- rlquln was 'krrested by Officers Don Clalbralth and C. W. Reed as he ran from the scene of the affray, then recaptured after ho assertedly had attempted to escape. Patrlquln was not Implicated by cither Sarazuela or IBarbarne, it was reported, and Tony Comejo, 411 V^ Dolores street, who claimed to bo an eye- witness to tho battle, said there were only two men Involved. • »» Boy Scouts Return From Whitney Trip C. C. Keen, local Boy Scout leader, returned last night from Lone Pine with three boys, Mike Seelcy of Bakersfleld and .Charles Webb and Morgan Oibson of Glen- dalo, after a month's trip from Se« quola to Mount Whitney. Mr. Keen. lias conducted a Scout camp at Sequoia National Park all summer, the Whitney trip being tho climax. Visiting the Kings, Kaweah and Kern basins. Including many spot* seldom If ever seen, Mr. Keen and the boys studied geology and nature lore, fishing as they hiked on the leisurely trip. Troop 6 of East Bakersfleld under tho leadership of C. A. Griffith, scoutmaster, enjoyed a week-end camp at tho Kern River Scout Reservation. Boys visiting tho reservation were Robert Stewart; Richard Hershey, Conrad Ilershey, Jamea Coulter, Russell Coulter, Walter Griffith, J. B. Intchauspe, Theodore and Hob Johnson, Olenwood Griffith, Forrest Doss. Jr., Uennle McDonald, Robert Griffith. Harold Blanchard. Marvin McDonald, Conrad Hershey, Jack Cooper, Edward Catlln, Bobbin Cooper, Don Johnson and Jamon H Irons. nily. Radio KKIt.N will broadcast, i TO v A nm*licAl*£! fr» th.. program from 10:10 to 10:30 * dX ^*PI««"»*'I» I" o'clock. Kveivtt lloagland's orchestra Is playing fur the dancu. Find Tax Collector Dead at Martinez (l.'ntlf<l I'rrm I.cimcil Wire) MART1NKZ, AUK. 31. — M. W. Jost, &4, tux collector of Contra CoHtu county, wan found dc-ad In his car, in the giiraK*-' of his hume here today, tin; victim of a suicide, according to police. Mrs. Ruth JfiHt. the official's wife, discovered the body and called firemen. They worked over it with an Inhalator for muru than an hour, Without HUCCl'HH. It was reported that it note addressed to Mrs. Jost was found near the body but pollca refused to divulge Us contents, JoBt was Haid to have been worried over flnunclul lu.saca, personal Attend S. F. Meet Several local state Inheritance tax appraisers will attend the annual conference in San I'Yanelrico at St. Francis hotel September 4 and 5. j Among tluiHe leaving Thursday in | Mrs. Marguerite I-'ollansbee. who j was appointed a ftw months ago by Ray RlU-y. Mr. und .Mrs. Thomas W. McManus will leave the middle of tho week and F. A. Nlghbert and his son, J. T. Nlghbert, go north tomorrow. CLAHA BOW ILL HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 31. (U. P.>— Clara Bow, tho former "it" girl of motion pictures, Is 111 at her ranch homo near Nlpton, Nov., It was learned here today. Dr. H. II. Blodg- ftt, Beverly Hills physician, flow to Nevada last night in response to u summons from Miss bow'a husband, Itex Bell. REST IN PEACE At GroiMilawn nature und man have combined to pro- duco a cemetery whero those who have gono on may truly "rest In peace." And PERPETUAL CARE assures forever tho saim) quiot beauty and U-nder care. Provide now for your final resting place—the coat is surprisingly low. SALES OFFICK CEM13TKRY ENTRANCE PHONE 802

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