The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 4, 1936 · Page 6
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 6

Bakersfield, California
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Friday, September 4, 1936
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*» V « W»,»r«*«|t-«, «. ^^«^t«?w . I ,' V ,< , \\,»*- *i s. -,<*.>.',« <! --J., ' V /T.'" ',<«i,i V' V. r, • THE BAKBRSPIBLD CALIFOKNlAN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 198fl Jim Reed Assafls His Former Party (Aitoctated //»fl»cd n'lrej KmTt-ANfi, Mnlno, Hnpt. 4.— JamoB A. Heed, formor Mlmiouri senator, carried his "Joffermmlan Dem- ocratle" doctrines to I,pwlnton today, after asserting Ji" would' "rathnr Hilo In a horsn nnrt buRKX with Washington und .Trsffpi-Non than In an ulrplnnn with tho crunks now running WnshlnKlon." "I hnvn been n llfdonK Dnmocrat," tie told a Portland audience, but "no man can herd mo Into a corral of KoolallstH and C'omrnunlHlH by hanging n nrmnrriiflr l«K on inf." | Park Lights Shut Off After Board Learns Not Used TPORT WORTH, Tcxnn, Sept. 4. Henceforth "the light of love" will be the only Illumlnntlon In Duck Snnsom Park hero. Lighla were removed from the pnrk after Superintendent Ilnrry J. AdnmM told the park board that fewer than 50 persons frequent the park nt, night "and not many of them under the llghU." Cement Plant, Idle Years, to Resume Pre»» Ltaitil Wire) VlCTOnVIMVIS, 8ept. 4,— This Oro Orando cement plant, Idle for several years, will resume manufacturlnjfeo* mont November 1. PASADENA GltOWS BANANAS PASADENA, Sept. 4. (A. P.)—City Manag-nf C, W. Kolner enjoyed flat- Ing bananas grown on a tree In the City Park here, when the superintendent of parks brought In a dozen for clly officials. Clairvoyants Are Unwelcome, Must Pay $1000 Week 8ACRAMBNTO, Sept. I*- Fortune tellers and cryntil erB are not welcome here and to keep them out the city council passed for printing an ordinance which will tax fortune tellers and their kind $1000 a week. The city fathers also included in the ordinance a license fee of $250 a year for the first slot ma- chinc and pin game. French Aide to Haile Punished />(•«« teaifd W(rt) PAHIS, Sept. 4.—Rene Droujllet, French pilot who wo* an aeronautical adviser to Emperor Halle Selassie, WON fined 200 franca ($13) In tho Versailles court today, charged with taking an airplane out of Franco for Ethiopia after It had been sealed and ho hod been forbidden to fly It. Droulllet, forced down In Italy, won arrested. F. D. JR. M^y rovide More Work if Employment Lags •tr/ASHlNOfON, Sept. ** clooure of "further plans and policies" which may bo necessary to' provide work If private re-employment lags behind administration expectations was anticipated by some observers today In President Roosevelt's 1 surprise fireside chat scheduled for next Sunday. Representatives of business organizations and administration em- ' iXLtt o. WILSON 4,—Dl«-1 ployment exports professed ignorance of Mr. Roosevelt's Intentions. A White House statement sold merely that he would make an "Important announcement regarding re- Iwant grocerying that works for farmers HARRY T. PYLE, prune grower, tells why farmers today need a selling system as modern as their own crop-production methods ncoumw HARRY PYLE GETS AROUND — He has to cover ground t* check up on the four fruit ranches which he and his brother operate in Santa Clara Valley. In the orchards he rides a horse. He uses a car to get from either of the two Pyle ranches near San Jose to the Gilroy or Hollister ranches in the southern end of the valley. Harry Pyle was a director of the California Prune Pool and of the United Prune Growers which successfully reduced a large prune surplus. He has long been a close student of problems affecting farmers. Of the two Pyle sons, one is grown, one just finishing high school. (Below) MOTORIZED RANCHING—Rolling the prune orcH- ard at the Pyle "Home Ranch," a 68-acre property near Berryessa. Harry Pyle was one of the first Santa Clara Valley ranchers to motorize his equipment. Prune trees in this picture are 12 years old. H Annr PTI.E is a successful farmer who lives in town! Dul it's not because he hns retired. You see, he and his brother operate four Santa Clara Valley fruit ranches, totalling 450 acres. And Harry Pyle wants to be close as possible to them all. Prunes are the principal crop. Lnsl year the Pyle ranch at Cilroy, largest of the four, produced 1200 tons of French prunes and about 4f>0 Ions of Imperials. Many tons of Hartlctl pears and walnuts arc also produced annually. Husy as be is. Marry Pyle made lime to talk with your Farm Reporter. Mis thinking about fruit growers and the chain Mores is clear -and convincing. Here's what he told me: JPCrtouu Fruit Growers' Problem* **J think I know something about tho problem* of the fruit rancher. I've lived with these problems for many years. "In addition—because for some lime my brother and 1 run a fruit and vegetable cannery— I know how fruit goes to the consumer. "We operated our caiinei y in ihe days before there were many chain stores. We were among the firsl to have dealings with the chains in our part of ihe U. S. "Whal's interested me, most, of course, is the effect of chain store distribution on my own crops—prune* and walnuts. Hut it's the same principle, for all farm products. And I say the chain stores like Safeway have brought great benefits to both consumer and producer. (Ki K ht) YOUNG KKIMI. NINK FARMER—ThU is llirco your old dun- lotle Muri.ion, Ilnrry 1'yle's little ^rnnildau^li- tcr. Slio nnil licr grinul- father nro great pals. • t*.\ (left) IRRIGATING — This picture wa» snapped on tho Pyle "Singleton Ranch," an 80-aero piece named after a former owner. These walnut trees are only eight year* old. To tlie People of BAKERSFIELD Do Safeway's lower retailprices mean farmers get less for their crops ? NO — because the savings Safeway makes come in distribution, with the farmer getting full market prices. Actually the Safeway method increases the farmer's income. At lower retail prices city people can afford to buy more food. Read what farmers, themselves, say on this. This interview is one of a series. e grow crops on n mass- production basis. These crops must be sold on a mass-distribution basis. "We farmers have had to use the most efficient methods of producing. We grow, pack and ship under modern methods. We control quality and grade. Hut we can't follow through to the final consumer. "Some distributor must do that for us. We've bad our troubles und surpluses—sure. Hut it would have been a lot worse if there had been no chain store* to take pur products to the consumer. Sees 3 Ways Chains Boost Demand -> **In my experience as a grower and packer, I've seen it work out that in three ways chain stores increase dc- mund for our products. "First, they reduce handling costs, Second, tlie chains nre willing to tnko a smaller net profit. Doth of these things make possible a lower price to the consumer and step up total consumption. "Third, the chain store is clean and convenient. It can do the kind of selling job, all the year uroiuul, which farmers need done today. The old-fashioned store, buying in small quantities, uninterested in our fruits except for short seasonal periods, can't do that kind of big-volume Helling for us. "The chains get our products on display in their stores where people can see them. They spend their own money to advertise them,; And by cutting out the in between cxpenees which used to take moat of the profit out of even the best farming, the chains muke it possible for the grower to get a bigger share of what consumers pay. Approves Chain* <M Consumer, Too "And remember this—I'm a consumer as well as a producer. I've used my eyes in tlie stores. And I notice • chain store like Safeway is more likely to have fresh, high-quality goods—less likely to offer off-grade fruits and vegetables. That tells me the chain's policy is to keep the standard high, And that's good for the farmer. "I'm not guessing. I'm sure, from my own experience, thai consumption of fruits and other farm products has been increased by chain store distribution, "As a grower, I appreciate what Safeway and other organizations of this kind have done and I want to encourage their way of doing business." -.•••» THE SAFEWAY FARM REPORTER. employment by private industry of persons on relief rolls." Chat time on the air waves la 9:46 p. m., Sept. fi, on the 6Ve of Labor day. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins added a touch of the mysterious to 1.037 relief plans last spring In a Chicago Interview. She waa asked about, a poonlble successor, to-the national Industrial recovery act tinder which famous NTIA sought to restore employment. Mian Perkins fixed a January 1, 1937 deadline for private Industry to demonstrate its re-employment abilities and expressed confidence that tho results would be good. She added: "If, by that time, the program has not bean What wo had hoped, we may have to work out a new program." The nature of that program has not been disclosed nor whether It represents a new approach to the discovery of an alternative to reemployment of the Jobless by private Industry. In that connection, however, It is recalled that the American Federation of Labor and some other official and unofficial organizations have forseen a continued and numerically tremendous unemployment problem even If the business and indUHtrlal peak of 1929 were regained, Mechanization of industry Is held responsible for the ability of factories to produce more good with fewer workers. The federation estimated last April that If 1929 peak production were attained now under modernized manufacturing conditions there still would be 7,000,000 unemployed persons. Mr. noosevelt and Miss Perkins may have had that factor in mind ^n guarded references to further reemployment policies. In his budget statement published yesterday, the President said the unemployed were being absorbed. He foresaw " a further, substantial Increase of such employment during the coming months." But ho may have 'boen forecasting some 'departure In reemployment plans when he said that "only If Industry failed to reduce substantially the number of those now out of work would another (re- lef) 'appropriation and further plans and policies bo necessary." Tho nature of these plans and policies today became a center of speculation In view of Mr. Roosevelt's engagement to make on Important InduBtrlal re-employment statement next Sunday. If his statement Is to deal with aggregate reemployment by private industry, figures are readily available to any citizen at the labor department. Statisticians there estimate that 5,500,000 persons havo been re-employed by private industry since the 1933 depression bottom. Tho United Press was Informed that 1,000,000 of these had been returned to private employment during the 12 months ended last June. If there are later figures they are not being published. There were roughly 16,000,000 persons unemployed In th'o winter of 1932-33. There are no accurate figures on the number of unemployed now but mere subtraction of the 6,600,000 restored to private Industry from tho 1982-83 aggregate probably would not properly reflect current unemployment. That Is because the country's supply of potential workers has increased since March, 1933. The bureau of census estimates tho Increase to July 1936 at 2,000,000 persons who must be added to those who lost their jobs In the depression and who still are on relief. Federal Expert Says Alaska Project Is Answer for Drought Victims WASHINGTON, Sept. 4.—A WPA 'trouble Bhootftr" urged today that more drought stricken farmers be given a new start under Alaska's riorthern lights.! Mtigene Carr, who waa" sent to straighten out difficulties at the' government's Matanuska valley farm colony last year, said that the "whole project points to success." . He acknowledged that the government would recover less than half of the $2,000,000 It has invested, in .he Alaskan valley, But he Instated :hat/much of this was spent .on roads* a school, a hospital, and other improvements, while the remainder will be w'ritten off a« "experimental costs." Although ho said ho knew of no present plan to establish new col- snlos, Carr insisted that just aa MatanUska was established In May, 1035, for victims of the preceding year's drought, thoro Is "plenty of room" in Alaska for farmers whose crops have been destroyed this year. - The 163 families now at Mata- nuska— \9 became dissatisfied and went back to their Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin homes—will use less than 10,000 of the 640,000 acres of cultivable land In the valley. Carr said more settlors were needed for the defense of Alaska. On Mars, midday heat In summer is between 10 and 20 degrees bolow zero. • OF DISCOMFORT Wlwt clo you/ M A traveler/ «i*nd of A Transportation Com* pany/ when planning a trip aotoM the continent? Absolute Bodily Comfort, for one rfimgl • The High efficiency used in Air- Conditioning Santa Fe Trains I* th» Ultimate of this Loxuxy. • No impression upon ihe travel^ ing public has been so definite, nor so widely acknowledged, a* the Air- Conditioning programme)* ouch as has been installed by The> Santa Fe -perfectly clarified Aix; an Interior '*Climate" of surprising ezcellence-a personal delight fitting tho sensibilities of Everyone. ^^HR THE TRAINS OF THE SANTA are Air- Conditioned in Certainty, Completeness and Quality, giving unusual prominence to the exceptional handling of this delicate and costly apparatus* TICKET OFFICE AND TftAVlL BUREAU *«ntii F» Station, 1M4 rffUfnth Street * Phtn« 4«, Baktnfltld, or Any S«nU R« fUllway Agtnl

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