The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 20, 1944 · Page 7
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Bakersfield, California
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Wednesday, September 20, 1944
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PIPEFULS (Wednodir. September 20, 1944) First Sergeant John E. Jolly It is a great pleasure to be able to announce that First Lieutenant Richard Stutztnan of this city, snot down by anti-aircraft over China while serving with a fighter group under General Claire Chennault, has "been returned to military control," according to the war department. This is construced to mean that he has been found after being missing for five weeks. William Prunty Captain William Prunty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hase Prunty, 925 K street, will be attached to Galena Field, Spokane, Wash., after his leave here has expired. He has served with the Ninth, Twelfth and Eighth Army air corps and is now in the air service command after winning three battle stars in Africa, Sicily and Italy fighting with a B-25 group which has the President's citation. J. T. Farrar J. T. Farrar of this city has had 16 months' service in the Middle East, including North Africa, Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Jerusalem and India. His mother resides at 1005 Quantico, Route 7. Farrar was admitted to the Torney General Hospital at Pahn Springs for a physical checkup. John E. Jolly First Sergeant John E. Jolly, "former Bakersficld track star now in the south Pacific, reports that one of the patients recently received a sweater made by the Bak- ersfleld chapter of the Red Cross. "He also said Bakersfield was in the news reports not so long ago for one of its summer temperature reports. Jolly has been in the Pacific campaign for 32 months and has seen action at Guadalcanal and New Georgia and other places. He's a bit fed up with it all. In the European campaign when you "take an objective you have a city with people in it, but down here all you have are a bunch of shell holes and a thousand Japs to bury." he says. His sister here is Mrs. Lottie Manning. Wind in Aleutians Some of my local friends who possibly thought years ago what I was pulling a long bow when I told them about the high winds and williwas in the Aleutian islands, know now that I was not exaggerating. Local soldiers having served in the Alaskan campaign give ample corroboration. Recently at the headquarters of the Eleventh Air Force in Alaska a high wind struck and loosened one of the buildings from its base ahd rolled it uphill. In 1919 near Katmai habor in Alaska I saw a surfboat blown off the beach. Frank Sterling Frank .M. Sterling, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Sterling of Route 6, has recently been promoted to corporal in the marines. He is now serving as an electrician •with a iiiarine aircraft wing in the Pacific and has been^verseas for five months. He went to Bakersfield High School and holds a sharpshooter's medal. For Airs. Dudley Iva Mae Dudley, wife of a Bakersfield army officer, Harry A. Dudley, Jr., stationed in Philadelphia, writes and wante to know what I look like, in a charming letter. Well she got off on the wrong foot with that query, but I'm game and will answer truthfully. I'm probably the homeliest man in Bakersfield and would make Omar Bradley look like Ronald Coleman if I stood alongside of him. I also walk like a camel and smoke a pipe that kills aphis ftt 40 feet. My one virtue is that I admit that every picture ever taken of me looks just like me. I've never been to Yosemite, either. Seabee Returns From 25 Months Overseas ^ Eddie Prehoda, seabee, who has served approximately 25 months in the south Pacific theater of the war operations, has landed in San Fran| ciseo and will return to his home in Bakersfield soon. "I've looked forward to this for a long, long time," were his words. He is returning with a group of 2300 seabees, including the famous Sixth Battalion, which built and maintained Guadalcanal's Henderson Field virtually under fire. In addition to the Sixth, the Thirty-sixth, and Fortieth Battalions, veterans of Bougainville, Los Negros and the Admiralties, lan'ded in the United States. COUNCIL TO ASK OFFICIAUCTION WARREN ASKED TO ACT ON V-DAY RULING Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely * Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument Display Near the Office Phone 7-7185 Unanimous opinion that there be no general celebration when Germany surrenders, which was expressed at the recent meeting of Kern County Postwar Planning Council, will be sent, in the form of a recommendation for official action to Governor Earl Warren, planning council officials announced today. The recommendation states: "1. The end of the war in Europe Is only the winning of one major battle of the global war in which we are engaged, and hence is no time for a celebration. The boys fighting in the Pacific will certainly see little reason for such a celebration. As a matter of fact, the end of the European phase of the war should only serve to step up the war in the Pacific, and this, in turn, should greatly increase activity on the west coast." "No Slackening" Other opinions of the group are: "2. This increased activity, particularly in the Pacific coast area, will make it all the more necessary that there be no slackening or even temporary stoppage in any phase of the war effort, such as would be caused by any general celebration. Continuance of transportation, agriculture and oil production at high efficiency will be more important than ever in this area. "3. Because of the foregoing, there is every reason that V-Day should not be a day of celebration, but rather one of thanksgiving and rejoicing that one great hurdle in the war has been cleared and that we are a little nearer to final victory; a day for taking stock of the progress made and for re-dedication lo the all-important task of winning the war by 'starting the last lap to soundly thrash the last Jap.' " The remaining resolutions are: (4) to carry out this rededication to the winning of the total global war, it was urgently recommended that there be. no general celebration on V-Day, but rather activity be carried on'at high efficiency; that stores remain open; that industry continue; and that schools remain in regular session. Co-operate With Churches "(5) To further carry out V-Day as a day of rededication to the supreme task of winning the total war, it was urged that all citizens co-operate with the churches in their proposals to dedicate this day to prayer, and to thanksgiving that we are one step nearer to final victory and the end of the war. (C) That the governor of the state be called upon to issue a proclamation setting aside V-Day as a day of thanksgiving, prayer and redoubled war effort and not as a day of celebration. (7) Finally, that the ideas here expressed be given wide publicity through every avenue, including the press, radio, theaters, churches, service clubs, labor unions, patriotic organizations, and all other available means." Signed: ARTHUR S. CRITES, General Chairman. EMORY GAY HOFFMAN, General Secretary. To Bring Rummage to Auxiliary Meet Members are requested to bring rummage for a sale to be held soon, when Frank S. Reynolds Unit, American Legion Auxiliary, convenes Thursday at 8 p. m. in the Legion hall. The session is the second to be held this fall and will be presided over by Mrs. A. Roy Nisbett, president, who is requesting a full attendance. Mrs. Fritz Utzerath is chairman for the salvage sale. Guild Chooses Oberg Home as Meeting Site "Christian Education and the Parent" is the topic to be discussed at the monthly :neeting of the Dorcas Guild of the Lutheran Church of the Messiah at the home of Mrs. John Oberg, 1001 T street, Thursday at 2 p. in. Presentations on the subject will be given by members of the guild and a social hour will follow. Refreshments will Ve served. WAR CHEST LEADER—J. D. Branch has been named campaign manager for the local war chest drive which Is scheduled to begin here October 9. Leader in War Chest Drive Named J. D. BRANCH TO ACT AS LOCAL CAMPAIGN MANAGER J.. D. Branch, of the national Y. M. C. A. finance bureau, has just arrived in Bakersfield on a special assignment as campaign manager for the War Chest Drive which starts October 9, it was announced today. Emphasizing the fact that the drive this year will take the place of 22 national and international and 7 Bakersfield agency drives, Mr. Branch said that funds collected during the campaign will be used to serve a triple need, "that of our boys at the front, our allies and our own on the home front." Bakersfield's goal will be announced' shortly, he said. Governor Earl S. Warren has sent the following statement to the local War Chest chairman: "The second state-wide War Chest appeal comes before the people of California at a time when battle reports are encouraging and hopes are high, but when the obligations of those of us who can't fight in the front line are more sacred than ever before. "As the strength of America extends into enemy territory, we must back our fighters with an extra measure of faith. A contribution to the War Chest, which seeks funds on behalf of 19 national war-refated organizations, together with local welfare services, is a tangible expression of this faith. "The War Chest bolsters fighting morale with direct services to our men in uniform, strengths the dauntless spirit of our Allies by supplying relief to their war- stricken peoples and guards the families and communities of our fighting men through health and welfare agencies at home. "Now, as never before, War Chest services are vital. I am confident California's response will be in keeping with the needs of the hour." City Market, Home Entered by Burglars Following In the wake of two recent major burglaries, one at Golden Star Cigar store, September 1, city, and another at the Oildale Cafe, Oildale, September 13, two burglaries were committed in the city early this week, the office of Police Chief Robert Powers reports today. Imperial Market, 525 East Nineteenth street, was broken into Monday night as burglars forced entry through the front door, taking an undetermined amount of cash from and unlocked cash register, police officers said today. The home of C. W. Fowler, 400 Eleventh street was entered by burglars Monday night and $268 in cash was taken. The money was hidden in several places throughout the house, Mr. Fowler said, according to an announcement made by city police today. Dr. Henley Will Appear on A. A. U. W. Forum Sept 28 Heralded as one of the most competent platform men in the United States today, Doctor W, Ballentine Henley, one of the three leaders to be featured at the A. A. U. W.- sponsored Open Forum on September 28 at the Washington Auditorium, plans to develop the topic, "Understanding Our Allies for Postwar Peace," as his contribution to the forum which has as its theme, America's Postwar Adjustment. Government Works For outstanding service in the field of training for government work, Doctor Henley received the honorary degree of LL.D. from Williamette University. Formerly act- Ing dean in" the school of government in the University of Southern California, he later became the director of co-ordination having charge of the public relations program of the university. Doctor Henley was director of the eighth and ninth institutes of government and helped to establish in-feervice training in Los Angeles. Doctor Henley's record of war work is a definite aid in helping him to interpret the problems facing America at the conclusion of the war. When Pearl Harbor came, he worked in the Los Angeles defense council where he was chairman of the committee of human skills and resources. • For 12 years, Doctor Henley has been chairman of the speaker's bureau of the Community Chest, as well as being chairman of the committee on morale of Los Angeles War Council. Leader Doctor Henley ~" was called Into service by the department of water and power during the threatened power strike as executive staff assistant to the general manager to assist in the installation of an em- ploye relation program to maintain data necessary fc the employment department morale.' Doctor Henley is an active member of many service clubs, Los Angeles-Breakfast Club, and other men's groups, besides wearing the keys of 12 Greek letter fraternities. He is a member of the American Academy of "Political and FORUM SPEAKER—Dr. W. Ballentine Henley will be one of the three speakers on the A. A. U. W. forum to be presented at Washington School auditorium September 28. Angeles, California and American Society for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of the Los Angeles, California and American Bar Associations and is listed in "International Who's Who," "Who's Who in American Education," and "Who's Who in America." Ticket Sales Miss Edna Keough, president ot the local A. A. U. W., reported that tickets for the forum may be secured by telephoning Mrs. Robert Shreve, 8-8132, or by contacting the local Chamber of Commerce, or the Kern County Chamber of Commerce. Institute credit will be given for attendance at the forum, with the educators of Kern county urged to be in attendance at this forum where a topic of vital interest,to all civic thinkers of the community will be discussed. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1944 PAGES 7 TO 12 WITH US TODAY William Zwillinger, Brooklyn, N. Y. Business. Hotel Padre. Mrs. Arthur R. Boots, Jacksonville, Fla. Visiting. Hotel Padre. Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Werner, Chciago, III. Visiting. Bakersfield Inn. \j. A. Gruner and Al Lindslrom, Santa Barbara. Business. Hotel El Tejon. R. E. Diegins, Los Angeles. Business. Hotel Kl Tejon. VOTERS CENTERS IN KERNLISTED REGISTRATIONS POINTS NAMED BY COMMITTEE Members of the Republican central committee and a host of volunteer workers throughout Kern county are this week concentrating upon a "register and vote campaign," anticipating the deadline of September 28. In calling attention to the fact that September 2,8 is the final date upon which voters may register, Republican workers today an accurate, up- to-the-minute list of registration centers in the county. The points at which voters may register for the coming election anil deputies in charge are: Arvin, Valley Mercantile Company D. Simonson and Mrs. B. Williams Bakersfield, courthouse, county clerk's office; Southern hotel, Rose Goldstein; D. A. Weldon, 133 Hay building, 1612 Nineteenth street E. B. Coiighlin, Route 7; A, Jett, Union Labor Journal newspaper, 2121 I street; Alexandia barber shop, 1708 Chester avenue (2 to 9 p. m.). East Bakersfield, auto service, 925 Baker street, E. T. Benedict and N. A. Benedict; real estate office, 95f> Baker, Josh Clarke and Iva G. Claire. Buttonwlllow, post office, William D. Tracy: Delano, city clerk's office, Scott G. Ladd, F. C. Short; Elmer E. Lobre's office, Elmer E. Lobre, B. L. Browne, P. A. Browne; Fellows, AV. M. Niebel, C. C. M. O. lease; Frazier, Fife's Store, Mrs. Merle B. Fife: Inyokern, Ives' Store, Mrs. Gladys L. Ives; Isabella, store, Gertrude E. Suhre; Johannesburg, W. L. Akin; Kernville. store, Phil P. Olezen: Kramer Station, Pacific Coast Borax Company office, N. E. Ross: Lament, R. N. Jackson, Box 97, Lamont; Lebec, Southern California Gas Company office, Mrs. H. Hancock; Lost Hills, F. L. Bushong, Box 326, Lost Hills; Maricopa, J. R. Anderson's office, J. R. Anderson, M. L. Parker; Mojave, county building, W. A. Mattox, W. A. Donahoe; Mount View, service station, T. M. and W. C. Clement; Muroc, Anderson's store, Charles P. Anderson; McKittrick, Mrs. Grace McCormick, Box 174, McKittrick, LeRoy Me- Intire; Oildale, Oildale Pharmacy, \V. S. Buchner. Randsburg, Justice of Peace office, C. O. Wise; Rosedale, Rockwell Service Station, Mrs. Jennie Rockwell; Shatter, city hall, F. G. Shaw; Julia A. Potter, Box 474, Shatter; Taft, city hall, R. D. Huey, George E. Smith, H. H. Mecham; Justice of Peace office, Alma Wilson (at the Fort); Mrs. Edith Snook, Fox hotel (2-9 p. m.); Tehachapi, barber shop, H. J. Beauford. 102 East G; Wasco, office, Mrs. W. D. McCombs, 760 Fourth street; Weedpatch, Justice of Peace office, O. F. Parish, Oma Brads haw. FAIR OPENS—Young farmers induce a steer to take its place in the Victory Foods Fair stockpen In readiness for eighth annual show which opened today at Kern County Fairgrounds. More than 2000 entries | are competing for $19,000 in prizes. 4700 Hunters Take 350 Deenn^Hills Sequoia Supervisor Tells Results of Early Hunting The 4700 deer hunters checked In by Sequoia National Forest officials have taken a total of 350 deer from the Sequoia National forest during jthe opening and second days of the 1944 deer season. This is not a complete check, owing to the fact that several hundred hunters are in the high country and will be from three to four days in bringing out their kill. Numerous cases of illegal kills of does and spike bucks have been reported and several cases have been turned over to the officials of the State Fish and Game Commission for handling. Two mountain lions were reported killed by deer hunters, one in the Hume Lake area, and one in the Paloma Meadows area of the Isabella ranger district. One three-point doe was reported killed above Springvllle on the Western Divide district, being the first freak of its kind ever reported in this vicinity. All deer were reported In excellent condition and were mostly two and three-point bucks. Very few large heads were reported checked out. There were no serious accidents reported and no hunter fires started over J.he week end. Approximately 700 head o£ privately owned saddle and pack stock have been taken into the forest for use by deer hunters. Coit, Dunlap Bag 4 Deer on Hunting Trip Jim Colt and R. .T. Dunlap of Bakersfield, early deer hunters, bagged four deer in an expedition to Stony Meadow, above Fairvlew, it was announced today. One Pacific buck, a four-pointer and two three- pointers fell to the guns of the sportsmen, they reported. Inspection Slated at Kern Airport by C. A. A. A general inspection Is scheduled to take 'place at Kern County Airport Friday, September 2?-, with J. P. Waage, C. A. A. inspector, of Fresno, In charge, according to an announcement made today by airport spokesmen. Included in the day's program will be the inspection of private planes and examinations for private or C. <§.. A. pilots' certificates, it is annoui MENTAL HYGIENE GROUPJPET PLANS FOR YEAR'S PROGRAM WILL BE MADE Executive committee of the Kern County Mental Hygiene Society will meet tonight at a dinner at Chinese Village to complete plans for an outstanding year's program with study groups planning sessions and with public lectures scheduled. Miss Josephine Wiley has been elected president pro-tern to serve in the absence of Miss Hazel Jordan. Doctor Myrnio Gifford has been named vice-president, Miss Irma Weill, secretary, Miss Ruth Harding, treasurer. Members of the executive committee are Dr. Richard Lowenberg, who is replacing .T. W. McDaniel, who recently removed to San Bernardino; Mrs. Grace Ward, Taft, Mrs. Else Richards and chairmen of standing committees. The chairmen include: Miss Bonnye Deal, program; Dr. Sophie Loven Goldman, membership; Herbert Anderson, finance; Miss Dorothy Al btiugh, civic relations; Mrs. Robert Strauss, publicity; Miss Irma Weill, study groups. Theme of Year Miss Deal anounced today that the theme of the year's program will be "Adjustment to a Changing World." Scheduled tentatively for lectures this year are: Dr. Lydia Sicher, who will conduct lectures in November, January, March and May; Dr. Lois Meeks Stolz, from the Child Service Center of the Kaiser Company, in October; and Mrs. Pearl Axelrod, Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic, in December. Miss Weill announced that study groups will meet as follows: Rehabilitation, continued from last year, to be conducted by Miss Irene Pettrie on Tuesday, September 26, at 7:30 p. m., in the office of the Tuberculosis Society; study group on child guidance clinic, one of the objectives of the society, will be conducted by Dr. Georgia Krusich on Wednesday. September 27, at 7:30 p. m. at Hotel El Tejon. Other meetings include study of "Problems of Growing Old," which will be conducted by Mrs. S. L. Albaugh at her home, 2105 Park Way, beginning the second Tuesday afternoon in November and will be held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 2:30 p. m. The study groups and lectures are open to the public. Miss Weill announced today she will be slad to answer questions on matters relating to the society. "Ladies Night" to Be Held by Masons More than 250 Scottish Rite Masons and their ladies from all parts of Kern county will assemble in the palm room of Bakersfield Inn Friday evening, September 22, to share the first "ladies' night" program to be sponsored by the group locally. Dinner will be served at 7 o'clock and Arthur S. Crites, president of the Kern County Scottish Rite Club, will preside as toastmaster. Highlighting the program, which has been arranged by local Scottish Rite members, will be the address of Attorney Henry F. Boyen of San Francisco, who is orator for the Scottish Rite body and a Thirty-third degree Mason of California. A special program of "old-time" music has been planned and a surprise entertainment feature from Loa» Angeles will be presented. Henry Elssler is chairman of dinner arrangements, E. L. Hougham is program chairman, and Glenn Shackelford In charge of reception details. Three Cafe Liquor Licenses Suspended Liquor licenses of three local restaurants were suspended for 15'days effective today, for serving minors, at a recent meeting of the state Board of equalization, according to A. S. Madden, liquor control supervisor. Those affected are II' Trovatore, 1100 Nineteenth street; Aztec Cafe, 1305 Twentieth street; Cal's Place, 711 Sumner street, he said. Lloyd TrickWiilTc Rotary Club Speaker Rotary Club entertainment will be furnished by Lloyd, president of the California Cotton Co-operative Association, Thursday at the noon meeting of Rotarians at Hotel El Tejon. Mr. Frick will discuss the cotton industry In wartime, showing a film. "Cotton Goes to War." ARRESTED Police officers last night arrested Joe Wilson, 32, of 2019 M street, on a charge of vagrancy ahd roaming streets at unusual hours, the office of Chief of Police Robert C; Powers reported today Program Completed for Fair Horse ShowrFriday, Saturday With approximately 100 entries to compete for the awards offered in the events, the program was completed today by Herb Vaughn, chairman of the horse division of the Victory Foods Fair, for the gala horse show which will be held in connection with the show, Friday and Saturday, of this week. Many of the finest horses in •the stiitu have arrived to lake pnrt in the events. Eiich evening's schedule will start nt 8 p. in. Admission to the horse show is $1.80 for box seats; $1.20 for general admission and 50 ceffts for servicemen in uniform, all including tax. L. F. Rollins, of Lindsay, one of the most widely known experts in the west, will judge tho events. Herb Vaughn, chairman of the horse division of the fair and in charge of the horse show itself, will be ringmaster. Ribbons denoting awards will be presented by Assemblyman Thomas H. Werclel. Friday's events include open class, jumpers: open class, three-gaited saddle horses' trail horses, open class, fine harness horses- children's mounts, under 14.2; roadsters to bike; junior farmer division saddle ponies; five-gaited saddle horses, lightweight stock horses and three- gaited saddle horses. Saturday's program includes hunters, five-gaited saddle horses in the open class, western horses, three- gaited saddle horses; roadsters to bike, a special Palumino exhibition presented by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fagan of Reseda; five-gaited saddle horses; children's pleasure horses, stock horses, open division; and five- gaited saddle horses, combination. A. P. I. HEARS OPA OILHEAD KERNAN IS SPEAKER AT INSTITUTE MEET School Enrollment Reaches7876 Total Number of Pupils in City Schools Up 404 Over 1943 Bakersfield city schools today had an enrollment of 7876 pupils, a total of 404 more than were registered at this time last year. Enrollment for the past week amounted to 143 additional pupils in the 16 city schools, according to Miss Betty Gould, director of attendance In the office of John L. Compton, city superintendent. The two schools showing the greatest percentage of increase in enrollment this year arc Mount Vcrnon School, with 17 per cent, and Hawthorne School, with 13 per cent. • Thomas IT. Kernan, petroleum price administrator, of the Office of Price Administration, attached to the Los Angeles office, addressed the local chapter of the American Petroleum Institute, Tuesday evening, at Hotel Kl Tejon. Mr. Kernan told the background and history of the problem of trying to give tlie oil operator added compensation for increased costs of wells of low productivity. He explained that the plan now in use was set up by the OPA to eliminate large administration staffs and detailed work for both the govern- I ment and operators. The "pool" sys- | tern now in effect provides that if the daily average production is less than nine barrels a day for a pool, a subsidy is gra rrtrd'' din the oil produced to the operators. White the plan is not entirely equitable, ' some producers having larger wells and some smaller wells in the same pool, it does provide a working plan of subsidy, the speaker said. Payments of subsidies come through the purchasing company and the money for the subsidy is paid through the Defense Supplies Corporation, the speaker explained. George Corfiold, of the California Gas Company, talked on the Southern California synthetic rubber project. In his talk he described the functions of companies producing raw materials that go into synthetic rubber and he traced the processes to the Shell chemical plant where the finished product is produced. A motion picture, "Flight Log," was shown through the courtesy of Shell Oil Company. George Suman, chairman of tho local chapter, conducted the meeting, the program for whicli was arranged by W. F. liarbat of Taft, according lo R. X. Ayars, secretary of the organization. Laird Asks Cars Be Kept From Minors Police Judge William F. Laird today appealed to the guardians and parents of the city to refrain from permitting minors in their custody to operate motor vehicles. * "This is one of the most common offenses committed both on the part of minors and those who are charged with their supervision, but, however, frequently the offense occurs, it is nonetheless serious. When children operate a motor vehicle they are a menace to the public and cause great danger to themselves and those who ride with them," Judge Laird said today. Red Cross Center to Be Closed Fridays Due lo shortage of workers, the Red Cross production center, Twenty-first street and Chester avenue, will be forced to close on Fridays, according to Mrs. Frank Schamblin, production chairman. Members of groups used to meeting on that day should contact their chairmen immediately, she, said. New hours for the center are Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a. m. to 4 p. in. and Tuesday nights, 7 to 10 p. m. AWXING FIRE A small awning fire at Farmers Market, Third street and Chester avenue, was extinguished by the j city fire department Tuesday at I 11:30 p. m. I Largest Food Fair Opens $19,000 in Prizes Offered at Huge Show With more than 2000 en- i tries competing for $19,000 in I prizes, the largest Victory i Foods Fair in the history of i the show opened today at Kern County Fairgrounds. Featuring the state's best beef, dairy cattle, hogs, sheep, poultry and rabbits, horses, fruits and vegetables and processed foods, the show opened Its doors today for spectators to view the results of a year's work on farms, gardens and kitchens and to see fine animals compete in excellence against each other for handsome prizes. At a ceremony this afternoon, President A. S. Goode of the Fifteenth 'District .Agricultural Association, which sponsors the show, wel- I corned A. W. Noon, chairman of the | Kern County Board of Supervisors, ! and Mayor Alfred Siemon. of the city of Bakersfiekl, and the people of county and city to view the show. Taking: part in the ceremony, in ! addition to Mr. Goode, Mr. Noon and | Mr. Siemon, were Dean Peiper, chairman of the entertainment committee and in charge of the exhibit building, and secretary-manager uf the fair, Jim Callagy. The event was broadcast over KERN. Livestock from all parts of the county began rolling into the fairgrounds this week .and last night finishing touches were placed on the splendidly decorated exhibit building. Poultry and rabbit cages were filled late yesterday evening and this morning everything was In readiness for the opening of the fair today. Judging Started Judging started at 9 o'clock this morning, with fruits and vegetables, processed foods, poultry and rabbits, swine, horses and agricultural-mechanics divisions ready to show. Tonight competitors will vie for $50 In special prizes in the open and junior division herdsmen contests, the cash prizes being donated by A. S. Goode and A. J. Alexander, both members of the board of dirtc- tors of the Fifteenth Agricultural District. Judging of the beef cattle will start tomorrow morning. Sheep and dairy cattle will be judged Friday. Breakdown of Entries A breakdown of entries made by Secretary-Manager Callagy shows hogs to have the largest number of entries, 375. Food preservation comes next with 284: sheep next with 244: poultry, 226; horses* 223; beef, 183; rabbits, 100; fruits and vegetables, 14,'i: dairy cattle, 136; agricultural mechanics, 70. The fair will run for five days, closing on Sunday. September 24. Highlight is the auction at which the champions and other prize animals will be sold to the highest bidder. Auction Saturday Traditionally one of the most exciting times of the fair, the auction, set for Saturday at 1 p. m., is conducted by the colorful Charles Adams of Alhambra, one of the best auctioneers in the United States. Stockmen from far and near, buyers for stores and packers, gather to bid on the lat stock offered for sale by the owners. The fair is sponsored by the Fifteenth District Agricultural Association. A. S. Goode is president; Howard K. Dickson, vice-president, and other members of the board are James Cnllagy, secretary-treasurer; A. J. Alexander. Lawson Lowe, Glenn Nay, J. W. Boehm, Ardis Walker and W. G. Higgins. Baby Left in Car* Is Burned to Death A 16-months-old baby, William Travis King, Jr., burned to death Tuesday at 3:30 p. m. at the Welter ranch In McFarland when the car in which he had been left by his parents caught fire, according to the county fire department. The body ia In Delano Mortuary. Parents. Mr. and Mrs. William Travis King of Pond, had put the baby and his brother, Larry King. 3, in the car while they worked in the vineyards. Larry escaped from the automobile as soon as he saw the flames. Fire department officials state that he had been playing with matches James Suitor, 2;t, Arthur hotel, burned his arm on a pan of hot grease Tuesday at 9 «. m. when he was delivering groceries at the Busy Bee cafe, SOO Baker street, it was reported today. He is in San Joaquin Hospital. NEAR TRAGEDY—Lives of Franklin School children were endangered yesterday when a truck and car collided at Eighteenth* and A streets Inside the school safety zone at noon when hundreds of children were crowding 1 the sidewalks and street, according to City Police Officer Torn Kelly, in charge of school safety. The truck, driven by Fred W. Kamline, '.'tioi Eighteenth street, overturned in the zone. Kumline vvaa cited. Car was driven by Adolph T. Haagenson, 305 Wilson street, Oildale. Commenting on the near tragedy, Officer Kelly said, "A whito line and a school zone sign will not protect the lives of our children. The motorists themselves must bo willing to drive carefully, keep within the 15-mile school speed limit to order to avert further accld^its of this nature." V

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