WHELDENS No. 2 PUMPKIN CENTER MARKETS No. 1—BAKERSFIELD 2125 Union Avenue No. 3 WEED PATCH Kern County's Finest and Best-Stocked Food Stores "Shop at Whelden's" At WHELDEN S THE CUSTOMER IS STILL RIGHT We have appreciated the business YOU have given us in the past and we appreciate the business YOU are giving us now. The same standards of courtesy, quality, price and selection are being maintained as much as is possible now as those we had in prewar days. ' WHELDEN'S the SHOPPING CENTER off KERN COUNTY" Xo. 1 KENTUCKY WONDER STRING BEANS 2,»25c LARGE, EXTRA FANCY CAULIFLOWER ,,19c No. 1 BELLFLEIR APPLES 2,»19c No. 1 ITALIAN AND SI MMER SQUASH 2,>,25c U. S. No. 1 STOCKTON BLRBANK POTATOES 10,>,.45c Kids, Get 107 Tatoo Transfers With Kix. 2 Pkgs. 23 ZEE TISSUE New Soft-Tested FAMILY PACK •after . . , 17 NOT RATIONED "No Points Needed" GREEN GIANT PEAS, New Pack .... No, 2 19e DEL MONTE CORN Golden, Cream Style . . . . . 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KARPE 1517 Eighteenth Street Bakersfield, California WE Buy Used Radios Booths Radio and Appliance Co. Fox Theatre Building till H Strut, Dial 4-4HI Democratic Committee Joins Forces With County Club Members oC the Democratic pnrty in Kern county joined force." l:i.«t night at .1 meeting of the Democratic central committee in the cotirtlioii.se with both members of the central committee and of the Kern County Democratic Club dedicating their efforts to the election of President Kooseyelt and other Democratic nominees. Tho meeting in the co\irthon,se was the official opening of the Democratic campaign in Kern county, with Democratic headquarters being opened today at ItitiflU Chester avenue. An office manaRor will be in attendance in headquarters to distribute literature and attend to other campaign details, it was decided. Elected last night to fill a vacant post on the central committee was Mrs. Harhara Johnson, a representative of the Fifth district. ing the "rcgister-and-voto" cam- A resolution was passed cndois- paign which has been conducted by the Kern County Democratic Club. Arrangements were made for publicity features, such as newspaper ads and circulars for distribution. and fund-raising plans were discussed. Club Permanent \Viley C. Don-is, president of the Kern County Democratic Club, announced that the amalgamation of his organization with that of the central committee was for the pur- A popular Matron who's sitting quite pretty Is said to be ever so clever and witty. She always serves everyone REGAL PALE beer. And herparties are always the best of tKe year. pose of tho campaign and that the Kern County lU'nmcratle. Club Is a not lie dissolved after the election — as the elected central committee will be. "We are united in purpose and will work and act together, but the Kern County Democratic Club will continue to function after election," President Dorris reported. Committee .McmlM'rs Members of the Democratic central committee include: P. U. 'Lynch, .Paul Derkum and Mrs. Barbara .Johnson, all of JiaUersfield. Fifth district. Vanee Webb, Oene Harrington, Herle Jesse and .John Keardon, all of Taf(, Fourth district; Leon IlusUey, Makersfield: .loo Lewis, Huttonwillmv; II. L. Fisher, Bakersfield; .S. II. Tatum, Oildale; Kfl Wasem, Haki'i-sfield; K. K. Mall, Oildale'; .IcTrv Sullivan. Cireen Acres; and C. L. Stewart, Bakersfield, Third district. J. K. Nolan, .Vrvin; C. K. Dickey. Arvin; W. F. Barlow, Arvin, and C. V.. Koydstun, Bakersfield, Second distrcit; To:n Shai'er, Wasco, and Mrs. Julia Potter, Shatter, First district. Officers are: p. U. Lynch, chairman; K. 10. Mall, record secretary; Paul Derkum, treasurer and Vance Webb, vice-chairman. gfae gafccrrffclb Califomian Wednesday Scptembtr 20,1944 3 Lakeside Teachers Honored at Event A rp<?o]itinn fur tin* tnnrliors was held ;il ;i rcrfHt inoc'tiiiK of Lakeside P. T. A. at the- home of -Mrs. A. B. Culib, Aslie Knail. Tho thrnio of tho unit for (ho year is "Connminity Life in Our District," with Mrs. Clifford Huchary as program cliairinan for tho year. Other chairmen who will serve in- elude Mrs. \V. P.. McCabe, hospitality; Mrs. Cecil Chase, Founders Day; Miss Phyllis Karris, music; Mrs. Bert Garzelll, finance and budget; Mrs. Klino Destefani, ways and means; Mrs. Fred Banducci, membership; Mrs. R. K. MacDonald, study; Mrs. Otto Boarino, recreation; Mrs. Coy Daffcrn, movies; Miss Louise Anderson, health and personal hygiene: Mrs. Orlando ToiTiRiiinl, spiritual; and Mrs. Elmo Destefani, decorations. HEAVY CHOI' IN BENGAL CALCUTTA, Sept. 20. <&)— Crop prospects in the lush green rice Ik-ids of Ben.cal indicate today that there will be no repetition of last year's famine. High prices and fear of a recurrence of the 1!)43 food shortage have caused Bengal's farmers to sow an additional 2.000,000 acres in rice. DOGS HAVE HEARTS, TOO This ia a simple story — that is, if it can be called • story at all. Most short stories end with a surprise or a marriage or something equally final. This story doesn't. It has no ending. I don't know when I heard it but I do know that I shall never forget it—or Shep or Tom Adams. Tom Adams was a pleasant-looking boy. He was neither tall nor short, neither delicate nor massive. He was —well, the sort of lad you visualize when you read about a young American boy leaving a small town for the first time to join the Army. For that was exactly what Tom Adams was and that was exactly what he was doing down at the S.P. station the night this story started. It wasn't easy for Tom to say goodbye to his father or his mother, or Mr. Dawson, the S.P. station agent, or Linda. (Linda was Tom's girl. She had just given him a wallet with her picture in it.) No, that wasn't easy. But what was really tough was saying good-bye to Shep. There is simply no way to make a dog understand. Just before he climbed aboard, Tom kneeled down and buried his face in Shep's thick, shaggy coat and tried to explain to him that he'd come back soon. But as the train pulled out the anxious, inquiring expression was still in Shep's •yes. And try as Mr. Dawson did to hold him back, Shep raced after the train. It wasn't until the next morning that he returned home — covered with burrs and stickers and with two of his paws cut. His eyes were dull... and sadder than you'd think a dog's could be. And they stayed that way as the days piled themselves into three months. Shep never left the house. Seldom left Tom's room for that matter. Finally, he refused to eat. Wanted only to lie near the foot of Tom's bed. The veterinarian said that Shep was actually dying of a broken heart. It was Linda who told Mr. Dawson about it. Mr. Dawson loved Tom just as he loved most of the young fellows in the community. That explains how Shep got his picture on the front page of the town paper I guess. And how the story came to the attention of the city editor of a great Metropolitan Daily. And how it was sent over the press wires into the newspapers of the nation. That explains how Americans in every town in every state in the Union opened their hearts in sympathy and understanding. And how the Army, at the suggestion of the Red Cross, came about granting Tom Adams a special furlough to visit Shep. Shep was lying on an old quilt in Tom's room when Tom opened the door. He looked at Tom through half- closed eyes ... weakly attempted to wag his tail... and was attempting to get up when Tom reached his side. Gently, Tom patted his head, stroked his long fur and talked. There was so much to talk about. And Shep just lay there alongside of him and—well, the only word for it is— smiled. Everything was OK now. And that's the story excepting that the men in Tom's battalion by petition got an approval from the Army to recruit Shep as their mascot. Yes, that's all there is to the story. I don't know where Tom or Shep is today but I know that if they're together—they're both happy. It isn't exactly a story of a railroad at war, but concerning the railroad, it does point out one thing: Railroads aren't just trains and tracks and big depots. They're people. People like Mr. Dawson, the S.P. agent. People who, in the' midst of doing the most tremendous transportation job in history, still have time to be thoughtful, understanding and human. S.P. is proud of its men and women. 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