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PIPEFULS <Monday, September 18, 1044) '• I wonder if any clerk ever asks A member of the Grainger family of 116 West Moneta avenue, if *they know there is a war going on." During the last three years five members of this family have joined the armed forces. They are: Harold Grainger Mfcrold Grainger in 1941. now tvlth a medical regiment at Fort Bragg, N. C.' George and Edwin Gtorge and Edwin in the navy since November 5, 1942. George returned from ths .south Pacific In February of this year and is now attending school at Notre Dame University. Edwin died on July 6, at Sawtelle Hospital. William and Walter Ensign William Keith Grainger attended the University of California and then midshipman's •chool at Columbia and is now oniduty in the Pacfiic. Walter, formerly a star athlete ' et west Bakersfield High, while In naval training at San Diego, eet a. new record for the 500-yard rutl. Father in First War It is interesting to mention as well that Rolla Grainger, father of the six sons, was in the first World War in the navy, which probably is responsible for a predisposition of his sons toward that branch of the service. The youngest boy Ray is now attending the Standard School. Charles Reeves v The written commendation of Brigadier-General C. W. Lawrence and Colonel Frank Kurtz, his commanding officer, has been attached permanently to the record of Captain Charles T. Reeves, of this city. Captain Reeves, with the Fifteenth Air Force in Italy, is credited with having formed, with inexperienced men. what is perhaps the finest armament section In the Fifteenth Air Corps. It was selected as the standard for the army. Captain Reeves was with Colonel Kurtz when they flew the Swoose into some of the greatest aerial adventures of this war, their story has been written in a best seller, "Queens Die Proudly." I am grateful to learn that Colonel Kurtz had sent a story I wrote about him in this column to his wife, Margo. Lee Blanchard Captain Reeves recently met l^ee Blanchard of Kern county in Italy and they had a pleasant visit in a little Italian village. Captain Reeves is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Reeves, 1310 Orange Drive. Bakersfield Junior College reports news of former students, now in the armed forces: Army Lieutenant Robert Leckey, serving as a physical-surgeon in the evacuation hospital with General Patton's Third Army, mentioned that former students, Lieutenant Chuck Tjurant and Lieutenant (j. g.) Francis Perry, are convalescing in a: Denver hospital. Aviation Cadet Bob Johnson is now at Minter Field, taking his basic pilot's training. Ancher Nielson, who has qualified as a «:adet in the army air service, is now in pre-flight at Santa Ana. Gregg Poulogianis Staff Sergeant Gregg Poulogia- 1s in his third year of service as .an optometrist in 'a base hospital in England. He reports happily of the kindness of English volunteer nurses to American G. I.s. Melvin Davis, now in New Guinea, says it is a lot like Greenhorn there, though not so cool and pleasant. He saw Lieutenant John Mongold, who was his De Molay adviser. Ernest Hoffman was graduated from Douglas Air Base September 8. Spread of 150-Acre Grass Fire Stopped McForlond Blaze Controlled by County Fire Fighters Quick control of a 150-acre grass fire, 6 miles east of McFarland, was won Saturday afternoon, the county fire department reported today. Another blaze on Saturday afternoon 6 miles north of the Missouri triangle on the Shafter-McKittrick highway burned SO acres, causing $20 loss. Lost Hills. McKittrick and Taft county fire unifs worked on the (ire. Another fire call was answered at Arvin Sunday at 8:15 p. m. when a 1940 Chrysler owned by M. W. Burnett, 831 Wilson avenue, caught fire. Only $10 damage resulted to floor boards of the car, it was reported. Bakersfield fire department an- gwered a call Saturday when a duplex, 1310 Miller street, owned by Klma Stancliff and occupied by Mrs. C. A. Chippman and John E. Coatney, caught on fire from a defective water heater. The fire caused $300 In damage to the duplex and its contents, according to Fire Chief E, E. Woods. » ; PUBLIC CARD PARTY A "Victory card party" Is being sponsored by Delta Theta Tau so- rotftv, Wednesday evening, at the Bakersfield Wotnan'H Club. The social IB a public affair and members wishing to attend 'can make reservations with any of the members. Mrs. L. Shatto is in charge of the affair. Union Cemetery NONPKOK1T CORPORATION , PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds "Gardens and Flowers and Gem like Lakes . See Our Monument Display 1 'Near the Office Phone 7-7185 STATE G IT ARD—Among the 49 California State Guard battalion staff officers and company commanders who have just completed training at the tactical school at Fort Cronkhite, Marin county, are Captain Albert E. Burton and Second Lieutenant Robert E. Curran, both of Company A. First Battalion, Twenty-elxth Regiment, Bakersfield. The class was the last of the six weeks' school that graduated 115 officers. 49 non-commissioned officers of the state guard and 75 high school cadet commandants. Attending from Kern were C. C. Scharpenberg, sergeant; R. E. Curran,' lieutenant; Orvllle Coburn, sergeant; A. E. Burton, captain; Robert Puryear, private; R. Smith, sergeant; A. Hamlin, lieutenant; Eugene Sala, sergeant; C. E. Olson, lieutenant; Henry Seeley, lieutenant; H. Schlotthauer. lieutenant; Robert Nelson, lieutenant; Guy Timmons, sergeant; W. Perrell-Minnetti, lieutenant; Cecil Ray, captain; Frank Goldman, sergeant; Henry Slater, private first class; Robert Brown, corporal; F. E. Baldes, captain and battalion executive; C. E. Sheets, first sergeant; II. Carlson, private; R. Montgomery, private: Max Hess, lieutenant; Harry Goodell, sergeant; Tom Downs, lieutenant; Fred Freeman, corporal; D. Hot ten, lieutenant; R. N'esbit, private; G. * Hazen, master-sergeant, Instructor; Frank Wilson, major and battalion commander, and G. L. Woossner, staff sergeant. PLANUNOERWAY FOR'PUBUC MEET COMMITTEES NAMED FOR KNIGHT ADDRESS Announcement of the committee to arrange details for the public neeting Friday evening, September Jit, at which Judge Goodwin Knight of Los Angeles will be the speaker n Emerson School auditorium, was made today by Mrs. Albert S. Goode, chairman of the Kern county unit >f Pro-America. The committee will je headed by Mrs. Ed Rose as chairman. Assisting Mrs. Rose with plans for the public meeting at which the eminent California juror will be the speaker of the evening will be: Mesdames A. R. Hitchcock, H. A. Hopkins, Server Kaar, J. W. Culliton, Marvin Davis, H. J. Johnsen, Daniel Roche, . Claude Baker and Don Rex. Other officers, in addition to the chairman, are also assisting, and include: Mrs. Harry Hammett, vice- chairman; Mrs. Ray Burum, secretary, and Mrs. A. L. Trowbridge, treasurer. Pro-America is a national organization, and the Kern county» unit is composed of more than 250 active members, representing Bakersfield, North of the River. Shatter, Delano, Arvin, Wasco. Taft and other sections of the county. Among the organization chairmen who are particularly active at the present time are Mrs. Hammett, who is precinct chairman; Mrs. George Suman, publicity chairman; Miss Maud Metcalf, legislative chairman; Mrs. Irma Irwin, telephone chairman, and Mrs. Claude Peavey, membership chairman. The four precinct captains inolude: Mesdames Ray Burum, ,T. K. Thrasher, Norman Thomas and George Suman. Members of the central committee are co-operating with Pro-America representatives in presenting Judge Knight to Kern county residents. The meeting will be open to the public, without charge, and anyone interested, regardless of party affiliation, is extended a cordial invitation to be present, according to Mrs. Goode and Attorney Philip M. Wagy, chairman of the Kern County Republican Central Committee. Labor Council Will Sponsor Broadcast The postwar possibilities of the San Joaquin valley will be discussed over station KPMC tonight as the main feature of "Labor Views the News," weekly broadcast of Kern county A. F. of L. unions. The program is produced under the supervision of Kern County Central Labor Council and features Ralph Ryan as commentator. The time is 6:30 p. m. Much emphasis will be placed on the realities of the gigantic Central Valley Project, it was revealed. The 160-acre limitation problem, in which organized labor took a determined part, is also to be reviewed briefly. Tonight's broadcast is the tenth in the current series of 13. "This program has and will continue to go a long way toward educating the general public in the true aims and policies of labor organizations and for this reason plans are being made to keep it on the air for the balance of 1944," declared Thomas J. Ott, labor council secretary, today. Industrial Welfare Agent to Visit City Mrs. Mary R. Pitts, agent of the California state division of industrial welfare, will be in Bakersfield Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 22, 23 and 24, for the purpose of conferring with employers and employes, concerning the provisions of industrial welfare commission order covering the employment of women in the public housekeeping industry, it was announced today. The industry Includes all women and minors, employed as waitresses, cooks, maids, bus and vegetable workers, janitors and elevator operators in restaurants, hotels, hospitals and schools. Mrs. Pitta will make her temporary office at the Hotel El Tejon. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 14 OKAYS BOOK—Pictured above is A. W. Kabes, committee member in charge of finance and account- Ing of Frank S. Reynolds Post "t> of the American Legion, who recently commended "Those Who Serve," which is being edited and published by the local pos'_, with these words: "The history of Kern county and post, with its thousands of pictures of Kern county servicemen and women, is the largest project ever attempted by our post. Only with the splendid co-operation of The Bakersfield California!! was this volume made possible. As a permanent record of county history and its citizens' service in this war, it is with pride that I recommend this volume to the people of Kern county." Election Under Way in Oildale Election is being held today in the north-of-the-river area for two members of the five-man Sanitary Board of the North-of- the River Sanitary district. Lionel W. Fortune and Robert D. Shaw, board members, are opposed by Noel Misemer and S. G. Dilia- shaw. according to C. W. Howard, secretary of the district. The polls will be open from 7 a. in. to 7 p. m. and the vote is being received in three consolidated precincts. Consolidated pre- cint No. 1, with Mrs. Olive V. Inness, inspector, and Margaret Saylor and Mrs. May Leimbach, judges, is handling the vote north of the Oilfield branch railroad tracks, including Highland Park and Wingland Square. The Oildale territory north of the Bearclsley canal is voting in consolidated precinct No. 2, Mrs. Ruth J. Thurston, inspector, and Mrs. Arde M. Pugh and Edna M. Sand, judges. The district south of the canal and in Rivervlew will vote in consolidated precint No. 3, Mrs. Margaret E. Drennan, inspector, and Opal T. Poteete and Mrs. Iva B. Carpenter, judges. S. R. Tatum for district assessor is unopposed. Tournament Play Set by Stockdale Club Tournament play will begin Tuesday morning and will continue each Tuesday and Friday throughout the season, it was announced when a meeting was held recently at Stockdale Golf and Country Club to open fall activities for women's organiza-' tlons. Many interesting tournaments are planned, and all golfing members are invited to participate in these events, according to officers of the women's group. KILLED IN ACTION—Captain L. Glenn Griffith, son of Mrs. Lucy Griffith of 806 Niles street, has been reported killed in action on September 1 in England, according to word received today by his mother and wife, the former Miss Mildred Chesterman, who is now living with her parents, Mr. and Mrs, C. L. Chesterman, 1311 Beale avenue. Captain Griffith left the United States for the European theater in January of this year and was operations officer and the pilot of a B-24 Liberator bomber. In addition to his wife and mother, the flier is survived by a 10-day- old daughter and a brother, Albert Griffith, who now resides In Coalinga,' Calif, Captain Griffith wan educated in the Bakersfield schools. New Point Values Soajing More Blue Points Needed for Fruits Housewives who shopped wisely Saturday had the edge on housewives who went to stores today and found out for the first time that hlue point values had soared on canned fruits and hreathed a sigh of relief because point values were off' many other products. New point values were generally about double the former ones, but in some cases the increases were even better. For example a No. 2 can of tomatoes (IS ounces I, which used to cost 5 points, today required 20 points and the same-sized can of tomato juice was up from 0 to 20 points. Peaches, pears and pineapple, which were distinctly in the luxury class of rationed goods as far as points went, were on a new high point value of SO points for the average No. 2 cans. Pineapple juice went up from 25 to 50 points for a No. 2 can. Tomato catsup and chili sauce went up from SO to 50 points for a 14-ounce container. Point values of canned apples, applesauce, apricots, all varieties of berries, cherries, fruit cocktail and plums and prunes were nearly doubled. These point values arc higher, not because of a change in the supply picture of commodities remaining under rationing, but because of the removal from rationing of nearly all vegetables, special products and all fruit spreads, effective September 17, as requested by the War Food Administration, Price Administrator Chester Bowles said. Bakersfield stores, for the most part, tipped off shoppers on Saturday and a big business was done in canned fruits, tomatoes and catsup, it is reported. Kern Birth Rate Hits Ail-Time High 4006 Babies Born in County in 1943, Statistics Show Wartime production records of the stork in Kern county during 194!! has surpassed all previous infant deliveries in the public health history, it was reported today from the Kern county public health department, where statistics on the stork flights are kept. The stork apparently workefl the swing shift, too, as 400(1 live births were registered, an Increase of 10 per cent In the number of babies as compared to the records in 1942. It Is anticipated that this year the live birth* records will go even higher than 10 per cent increases, as 2000 babies were born during the first six months of 1944. The fathers of almost one-fourth of the babies that picked Kern for a birthplace in 1943 are serving in the armed forces. Considered good news along with the increases in infant births is that the infant mortality rate has dropped. The number of deaths of babies under 1 year of age per 100 live births declined from 49.4 in 1942 to 44.2 in 1943. This downward trend in the rate indicates fhat general social and sanitary conditions were good in the county in 1943. The infant mortality rate in Kern county; however, was higher than that for the rest of tho state as a whole, the state death rate being 34.6 in 1943. Two Soldiers Near Death After Accident Camp Roberts Men Seriously Injured in Motorcycle Mishap in Wasco; Bicyclist Hurt in Collision With Automobile ENTER SHOW BIRDS—Mr. and Mrs James Olives, who operate a poultry ranch on Rosedale Highway, got their birds ready to enter in the poultry competition of the Victory Food Fair, set to open Wednesday, September 20, at Kern County Fairgrounds. USO Show to Be Broadcast FromJ^air SATURDAY EVENT WILL BE HELD AT VICTORY FAIRGROUNDS Two Camp Roberts soldiers are near death at Minter Field hospital as a result of a motorcycle accident that oc- cured Sunday at 8:10 a. m. on Wasco avenue in Wasco, according to the report of the California Highway Patrol. The injured soldiers are Andrew Anderson, believed to be the most seriously injured of the two, and Warren H. Clapp. The soldiers were riding on the motorcycle when it apparently went out of control and went off the road, the highway patrol report said. Angela Martinez, 1239 East California avenue, was injured nt 1(>:.'!0 p. m., Sunday, while riding a bicycle one block north of California avenue, when he vehicle collided with an automobile driven by Vnlente Ctilindo. l.'idS Jefferson street, who was arrested by-the Bak- Merge Boards CITY SCHOOLS OBSERVE DAY AT ASSEMBLIES United Suites Constitution Dav | ersfield police on a "hit and run" and | reckless driving charge, the police reported today. Miss Martinez received treatment nt Kern General Hospital for a. scalp laceration and an injury to her left hand, according to hospital authorities. Pedestrian Struck An unknown pedestrian, who later •Shifting of the regular Saturday evening I'SO show and broadcast from the Elks hall to the exhibit building at the Kern County Fairgrounds, this week wns announced today by Jules Bernhart, Bakersfield USO director. The complete show and program will be staged at the. exhibit building, starting at 9 p. m. Saturday, followed by a special dunce. The program will be on the air over Station KERX from 11 to 9:15 p. m., although Bernhart added that an additional 20 or 25-mlnule program would be continued at the exhibit building following the close of the broadcast. Addition of the USO show makes a total of three special broadcasts to be given from the exhibit building. The Fifteenth District Agricultural Association will go on the air at 3 p. m. Wednesday afternoon, and is also scheduling a half hour broadcast Sunday. September 2-). from 4 to 4:30 p. m. At the same time. Dorothy Me- Adams, assistant USO director here, reported that a Servicemen's Center would bo installed in the exhibit building, sponsored by Seller's Men's Store. Writing desks, chairs and other furniture will be installed early this week and the booth will bo staffed by volunteer I'SO workers A special War HOIK! booth is being arranged for. with tentative auction one night during the fair. Tire Rationing Rule Is Amended^ OPA An amendment to the tire rationing order, effective September 10, requires all tire dealers ordinarily i spoke on "What the Constitution was observed today by Bakersficld j regained consciousness to give her city schools in classroom and assembly programs, can principle ! name as Mrs. Williamson, was being rams, stressing Ameri- I V" D!U ?V lt f 01 '" aencrn j Hospital to, , ,,„ . ,. (lav following an accident that oe- >s and the meaning ot ,. W i-ed at 10:30. n,m. .Siimlnv whon the Constitution as created by founders of tho Union. At Washington School, the students assembled immediately after luncheon and tho new students at the school were welcomed in addition to the patriotic exercises, Herbert \j. Blackburn, principal, spoke and introduced Joe .Monies, president of the student body, who spoke on "Tho Constitution." Executive officers of the student body were introduced including Chuck Dalbom who spoke on service points. The band under the direction of Jack Parlier played "Anchors Aweigh". John Pryor led the call to the colors while the flag saluate was led by Richard Cofer and Jimmy Thompson. Joan Downie, student body treasurer, gave a. talk on bonds and stamps; Dean Madeira, one on safety during wartime; Harry Gray spoke on fire safety. Community singing was led by the song leaders. Joanne Herrick, Audrey Foster, and Carolyn Random 1 . Tony Chlcca and George Poulos led the school in three yells. The students enjoyed a violin quartet, "Three Blind Mice", played by Marilyn Maps, Marc Car- .stensen, Carolyn Gibson and Jack Lewis. Carolyn Gibson gave a piano solo, "Magaguena," and Sally Grafton gave a novelty number, "Louisville Lou." A general assembly was held at Emerson Junior High School at II o'clock. Merrick W. Creagh, deputy district attorney, spoke on "The Constitution." A student body meeting was hold nt Union Avenue School this afternoon. The national anthem was sung. Jcanine Hilt recited the preamble to the Constitution. Dean Guzzard gave the story of the writing of the Constitution. ROS.H Gill urred at 10:30. p, m. Sunday when the woman apparently walked Into the side of an automobile on North Chester avemie. : near'the River cafe, where her body was discovered. She was brought to Kern General Hospital by BraftfoYd Ambulance 'Service from the River cafe. Hospital authorities report the woman's skull is fractured and her condition is "serious." The driver of thn car was James Garris. 17. lL'15 Pentz street, according to the California Highway Patrol report, Accident Vletlhi Dies Fatality of last week was Helen Collins. IS, bicyclist. 121 Roberts Lane, who died on Friday as the result of injuries she received when her vehicle collided with an automobile driven by Robert Brown, 17, 4029 v jewett avenue, Wednesday morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday for the accident victim at 2 p. m. at.Greenlawn Chapel, with the Reverend 1!. C. Barrett, pastor of First Baptist Church, in charge. She was employed as call Klrl by the Southern Pacific Company at the time of her death, and had resided here for eight years. She is survived by a sister, Clara Leo Collins, and by a grandmother, Mrs. Josie ITardle. Fractured Hip Mrs. Minnie Hurdman, "it, 1304 Owens street, was under treatment today at San Hoaquin hospital for a, fractured hip she received in a fall Sunday at 5:20 p. m. on a down- Centralized Panel to Care for Metropolitan Bakersfield District Disclosure that the Office of Price Administration is seeking the consolidation of three Bakerileld ration boards into a central panel came today when the Kern County Board of Supervisors heard F. B. Cope, board operations executive of the Fresno district OPA, outline^ projected plans for the consolidation. 1'iider the plan, East Bakerslield and Oiklale ration boards would be. abolished and a central office set up for the entire BakersHeld metropolitan region. The formerly proposed locution of tin* consolidated hoard at the fairgrounds was discarded on the unanimous agreement that it was at too great a distance ,ifrom the majority of the people fo Be served, and It was the consensus that the centralized board should be located in East Bakersfield should the merger be effected. Survey Building Mr. Cope, Who will be in the citv several days, said he would make a survey of the old post office building in East Bakersfield to determine if it is adequate to house the consolidated facilities of the three boards, but it was thought that the building was too small to house the necessary personnel and equipment. It was said that if the post office building is inadequate, another building or an addition may be provided in East Bakersfield. Rationing by Mail .Mr. Cope pointed out that 93 per cent of rationing is now done by lies reported today. Means to Us." A group of songs were sung by the sixth grade class under the direction of Mrs. Esknleeii Parker. selling to consumers to sell available new tires to any certificate- holder who presents certificate and purchase price, the Fresno district OPA office said today. Under the terms of this amendment, tire dealers also are required to post daily Inventories of new tires, 8.25 or larger, at their places of business, OPA said. OPA also pointed out that for refusal to sell tires to qualified purchasers, or failure to post inventories, a dealer may be prohibited from acquiring tires for resale or j line filling stations again may accept Gas Stations May Accept TTickets Beginning September L'i.', all gaso- transferring them to consumers. A special hearing officer will be appointed by the director of each OPA district, the agency said, to I off-highway "R" coupons, the Fresno district OPA office announced today. The ruling against, acceptance of these coupons by most filling sta- conduct whatever hearings become lions has boon In effect since April necessary to determine whether the i 1, HM4. Its purpose was to limit dealers have complied with this ' the channels of transfer of "R" coil- regulation. S. S. Antelope Hills Marks 41-Day Record at Marinship Launched at Marinship, Sausalito, on San Francisco bay Sunday, was the tanker SS Antelope Hills, named In honor of an oil field 15 miles northwest of McKittrick, Kern county, according to John W. Hardie, general superintendent of ship construction. Emory Gay Hoffman, manager of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce; and S. F. Bowlby, divisional manager of the Shell Oil Company, and founder of the Antelope Hills oil field, were officials representing Kern county at the launching. 41-Day Record Forty-one days after the keel was laid on August 1', the 523.-foot vessel broke loose from its moorings -when Mrs. William B. Hanna, of Mill Valley, smashed a bottle of sparkling wine across the steel prow. In spite of the fact that this represented a reduction of 13 days.from, the previous record of 54 days, Mr. Hardie said, "Future ships will bring even faster assembly records. Teamwork, co-operation and fine spirit among our workers are to be credited with setting this new, speedy production rate." Colorful note was added to the ceremonies by the playing of the Caledonia Pipe band, in tribute to th^e Scottish shipbuilding record. Special honors went to William B. Hanna, superintendent of the assembly section, which is largely credited with the establishment of the 41-day record. Matron of Honor Matron of honor was Mrs. Robert S. Dow of Tulare, sister of the sponsor. Flag raising was by a color guard from Mill Valley Post 2S4, American Legion, composed of Adren Aitken and Past Commanders Miles Staple and Martin Jukich. Invocation was offered by Colonel Royal K. Tucker, United States Army (retired) rector of the. Church of Our Saviour, of Mill Valley. AH the ship was cut loose from Its moorings, preparatory to the launching, the final stages of the launching procedure were explained by Walter Ooe, hull supervisor. pons and so reduce their illegal use. town sidewalk, the hospital author!- j lnafl i "" 1 tlmt boards are being con| solidated at Fresno. San Francisco, I Sacramento and other points as a [ measure to reduce costs, looking to | the gradual reduction of necessary : personnel as rationed t?oods likely | bui-ome more plentiful. He, also said that rationing by mail Is more efficient and is as prompt as the old system when the board offices were crowded with ap- Cotton Wage Ceiling ill Be Discussed plicauts. 60 In order that the cotton wage stabilization for the coming season may be discussed, a meeting of the California Wage Board, which is operating under the labor division of the War Food Administration, j and representatives of cotton pro- sharply reduced, ducing areas will be held September Costs May Be Cut L':!, in Fresno, according to J. R. | TJ I( Bright, chairman of the Kern County War Hoard. Mr. Bright said that it was indl At present, it was noted, there are approximately 60 persons assisting in the three offices, and that with consolidation, the number will be cated at the last meeting of the supervisors agreed that up to thus time they would have opposed the consolidation, but upon in- ition that ;*,") per cent of the present rationing is being handled previous ceiling, the same wage was set for both pickings. operation. Since the KVrn County Defense L 1 l,'l U'V I i I I 111., IS J I I ^ .-? . f *. II- Bruce L. Btirchell. of Fresno, will c « u , n . c11 l ? forged _with the respon- be chairman of the meeting. sibility of supervising the local operations of boards in providing and approving personnel, the supervisors voted to hold an executive meeting with defense council officials this afternoon at 4 o'clock, and it is ex- peeled that tlic council will have recommendations to present to tho weekly meeting of the council body next Thursday night. Final conclusions of the feasibility | of tho proposed consolidation will be made between local agencies and officers of the OPA. and the final vote of tlii! supervisors will probably be cast at next Monday's regular meeting. Reaffirm Jap Stand On receipt of communications concerning the recent bill Introduced in the House of Representatives in Washington by State Representative Knglo which would exclude from the west coast Japanese and those of other natioiiiUUiea,, who adhere to dual loyalties)- the supervisors today unanimously voted reaffirmation of their desire to .see passage of the bill. KVEMNG SCHOOL—Pictured In the wqodshop at Kast Bakersfield High School Is Dan J. Reed, woods hop instructor, and At Higgins. The woodshop course Is one of .the.inottt; popular classes ever offered at 10. B. H. S. evening school. Both E. B. H. S. and Bakersfield High School open registrations tonight. PEKSHING BKTTEK WASHINGTON; ''Sept. IS. Uf> — General John J. Pershlng, ill for several days, "shows further improvement, ' the war department reported today. The 84-year-old general of the untiles is at the army | medicaWcfwiter here, where he,makes I his home.

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