The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 23, 1944 · Page 6
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 6

Bakersfield, California
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Saturday, September 23, 1944
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5 Saturday, September 23, 1944 gfre ftofccrrtkltt CaUIorman SHARING By MAE Coupled with the story of every hero is the story of a heroine, and Sirs. Croydon Wassell, trained as n nurse who worked for years as a missionary in China, is also made of the stuff of heroines. As wife of Commander Croydnn, heroic navy doctor, she w»s not on Java during the dramatic days when hr was rescuing 43 wounded men from .lava, but she knows what the horror ot invasion is HIM! W;IM herself an evacuee from China in 1927 when the Jap hordes poured in. "You hear niurh criticism of women who have l>'ft thrir homes and children to enter factories to work for hiKli wages, but i believe these women are motivated by highly patriotic reasons." she estimated yesterday in expressing the '.iplief that many of them will return to their homes at the close of the war. "It's not much fun or romantic to work right hours a day, wearing slacks with your hnir done up In a scarf and with goggles on your eyes, and women workers 1 think will lie glad to be able to go hack to their homes when the war Is over. Not enough has been said of the real effort these women are making in the war effort nor has sufficient credit been given to them." Mrs. AVassell believes that women working outside the home learn many valuable lessons and gain experience that makes for a happier home and more understanding in the home. "Women learn to appreciate what long, tiring hours of work are. and why husbands like to relax upon coming home. I know •s a nurse, why doctors are not always able to be at home and why they are late to dinner. As a wife that understanding is useful." Mrs. AVassell thinks that careers and marriages can be combined veil where there are common motives and ideals of service involved. She thinks It's Important for SAINDERS women to maintain their individuality as married women. "I am a northern woman and my husband comes from the south, so we don't always agree politically nor arc out viewpoints always the same," she explained. I think that women can do a great deal to influence the viewpoints of men. Women, after all, have more time tu read and study, and men naturally trust the judgment of their wives. Many times, 1 have heard men speaking and giving ideas that I know that their wives have held for sometime. "American women have not fully lived up to their opportunities and should take more responsibilities politically and in their community. It is not enough to let husbands decide these things." Along with -arena of differences in opinion, Mrs. Croydon believes every marriage and every couple should have large areas of agreement. "In ours, it is the field of medicine, social welfare, our church and religion, our love of China and (he Chinese people and our desire to go back there someday." Mrs. Wassell Ix'lleves that the Chinese women have a great future before them. She ix>intcd out that she conducted a training school for nurses there and that Chinese women graduates made excellent nurses. "The old Chinese traditions that held back Chinese women are being pushed aside and the New Ul'e Movement is bringing together Chinese men and women who want to find love, found homes and families with the new ideals of life," she reviewed. Mrs. Wassell believes that the Christian faith has greatly influenced China's leaders and the history of modern China. "The Chinese people will never forget the friendship and kindness of the Christian missionaries who stayed with them during their trials and troubles and courageously defended them against their enemies." G. A. A. LAUNCHES MEMBER DRIVE MISS BEVERLY SCHWOCHO IS CHOSEN PRESIDENT Valley Farmers Get Weather Forecast The weather forecast for the farmers of the southern San Joaquin valley, as prepared by the United States weather bureau in co-operation with the Kern County farm adviser's office of the agricultural extension service is reported to be: "Continued clear with rising temperatures. An indicated maximum of S(i is expected today with 94 Sunday, and 98 Monday. Decreasing humidity with a mean of 25 per cent is contemplated. The highest temperature yesterday was 82. These temperatures will make for much better growing conditions for all crops." Oil Rig Destroyed in Maricopa Blaze An oil rig, three miles east of Maricopa went up in smoke Friday at 7 a. in., when friction from a slipping belt caused flames which did $4500 damage. Owner of the rig is the North American Oil Company of Maricopa, according to the county fire department, which put out the flames. ' Five fire trucks were rushed to the scene of a 125-acre grass fire 2S miles northeast of Bakersfield Friday at 2 p. in. Firemen worked for two and one-half hours to control the blaze, which was set off by a careless smoker. Owner of the land is unknown. --^'•^ —• ^^...yggi" LETS .HAKE EHERSOH SCHOOL THE BEST am IN wt! YOU-'. vca-incw.VT •„',»:. CONSTITUTION FOSTERS—Richard Jagels, president of Emerson student body, looks at poster illustrating Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States in a social studies class under the direction of Miss Emma Hed. Initiating a year's program which athletic-minded girls of Bakersfield High School hope will be unusually active, members of the Girls' Athletic Association have elected new officers for the 1944-1945 school year, and have started their membership drive, under the supervision and guidance of Miss Hose Elsenberg, instructor in the physical education department and adviser for the club. Miss Beverly Kchwocho, senior at the high school, was elected as president of the O. A. A., and will be assisted during the coming year by the following officers: Miss Barbara Davis, vice-president; Miss Florence Montgomery, recording secretary; Miss Helm Grant, corresponding secretary; Miss Juliana Bertoluccini, publicity chairman; Miss Louise Martin, poster chairman. Miss Eisenberg, in- explaining the purpose of the G. A. A., remarked that the organization is made up of girls interested in sports who desire to promote the enjoyment and skill of sport performance, as well as to "uphold and carry out ideas of good health and good sportsmanship; promote good fellowship among the high school girls; and foster a spirit of genuine service to the school." Any girl in Bakersfield High School desiring to obtain membership, continued Miss Eisenberg, may become a probationary member by entering a sport activity and paying nominal dues. She may become active after initiation, and after having earned 100 points for her sport activity. Active members must participate In at least one point-giving sport each semester in order to retain membership. Miss Schwocho announced that the first activity of the year will be swimming on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, during eighth period, at Beale Park pool, where both beginning, intermediate, and advanced swimming will be offered. Other sports throughout the y« i ar will include hockey, basketball, bowling, tennis, and softball. Adding to the Interest of the girls in their club is the fact that a social meeting will be held once every month, with the annual G. A. A. banquet scheduled in June for the awards and turning over of duties to the new board. Baseball Game Set Between Lodges There will be a baseball game Monday night, September 25 at the main ball diamond in the fairgrounds between the Bakersfield Eagles and the local Elks Lodge. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p. m. and the starting battery of the Eagles team will bo R. J. "Boots" Veon pitching with Norman Houze catching. Relief pitchers and catchers will be warming up on the side lines as it is rumored the EJks have made up a strong team from their membership. The starting battery of their team has not yet been announced. The public is invited to witness the game. There will be a dance tonight in Eagles Hall. 1714 G street which is for all Eagle members and their invited guests. Dancing will be from 9 to 12 and there is no charge for the evening's entertainment. Seek Youth Lost on Deer Hunting Party United States Forest Service Rangers and members of his deer hunting party, are combing the hunting area around Frog Meadow and Tobias Creek for Joseph Hibbard, Ifi, Terra Bella, who was last seen Thursday at 9 a. m. while deer hunting in that vicinity, according to Sequoia National Forest headquarters at Porterville. L A A A A A. A Gala Opening! Thursday, September 28 The World-Famous Screen and Radio Artist IVIE ANDERSON DUKE ELLINGTON'S SINGING STAR and Her Original Recording Trio Coming Here Direct from Hollywood MUSIC BAR SUPPER CLUB Continuous Entertainment Nightly from 8:30 to 1:30 1809 K Street-for Best Seats Call for Reservations-Phone 8-8933 EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT Modern and Old-Time Dancing Let's have fun after the Fair. Apron and Overall Dance. x Remember at The Barn W. H. llHt, Cslltr *f PlMttr Omttt fttsris LaflSM MM) His lira Owls Firnitklii tht Mule Ms, Til Its Us JHtsrfciis Ns Slstkt He Ltvlss Boll Torraco and Stlno Road THE BARN DANCE EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT EL PATIO PAVILION NO BETTER FLOOR IN KERN COUNTY Millie b» UDELL JOHNSON an* HIS ttHVTHM HANCH PAIJ* '».•*'* ~t *»* DISCUSS PENSION PLAN —Discussing the pension plan and profit-sharing arrangement being inaugurated at Weill's Department Store are (left to right) Alphonse Weill, founder of the store, in whose honor the plan is being created; Mrs. Julia Carson, member of the administration committee; John H. Parks, committee member; Lawrence Weill, managing partner of the store; F. E. Gentle, committee member, and (standing) C. J. McGuire, who will also serve on the committee. Profit-Sharing, Pension Plan Slated at Weill's A pension plan and a profit-sharing arrangement for benefit of em- ployes of Weill's department store were announced today by Lawrence I. \Velll, managing partner. Mr. Weill said that the plans were created in honor of his father, Alphonse Weill. The latter is one of Bakersfield's oldest and most respected citizens, who established the store In 1873. The pension and profit-sharing plans, liberally-arranged without cost to the employes, is believed an innovation in the independently- wned merchandise business circles of the city. Mr. Weill in announcing the plan said: "The thought behind the plans is to providte security for employes and we consider the adoption of the plans part of the social trend to take care of employes. Security is important to everyone. We feel that the pension and profit-sharing plan is one of the best ways to provide for the futures of our employes." Retirement Age The pension trust, established by the store owners, will provide pensions for employes who reach retirement age. The profit-sharing trust was set up to permit employes to share in profits. Employes now less than 65 years old, who have completed five years of service with Weill's, are eligible to participate in the pension plan. Any employe who has been with Weill's for five or more years will enjoy the benefits of the profit-sharing plan regardless of age, it was explained. A unique feature of the local plan Is that the entire cost of both pension and profit-sharing will be borne by Weill's and the benefits to be provided are in addition to any amounts which the employe may become entitled to receive under the Federal Social Security program, it was announced. The benefits are in addition to the usual Christmas bonuses and other bonuses given by the store. Termed "Liberal" Henry E. Belden, Chartered Life Underwriter, of Los Angeles, well- known pension trust consultant said that the two plans are set up without cost to employes and are among the most liberal that he has established, as many companies in creating such plans provide that a part of the cost shall be paid by em- ployes or with deduction from social security sums. The pension plan provides for normal retirement after an employe has been in the plan for 10 years and reached or passd age 65. Pension are equal to L'5 per cent of salary with adjustment for increases. Life insurance on the basis of $1000 of insurance for each $10 of monthly pension is included for employes who qualify. Aucturially-determined pensions are paid employes who become disabled. Severance benefits are provided for employes who leave. Wage Basis The pensions are provided on the basis of the wages received during the last year of employment. This provides the maximum of pension on the maximum salary, rather than a pension of a lower amount based upon average salary as is the case in many other plans. Under the profit-sharing plan, a share of profits will be contributed each year to the trust by Weill's. It was estimated that in years of normal profits, this contribution would be equivalent to 10 per cent of the salaries of the employes eligible to participate. This amount will be in addition to the earnings on the trust fund. These funds will be allocated to the indlvdual employe on a pro-rata basis and each individual will become entitled to his share after having been in the plan for 15 years or if he should die, become disabled or retire. Beneficiaries of a deceased employee will be named to receive the employe's share. Administration Committee Administration of both plans will be handled by a committee consisting of Mr. Weill and four employees, Julia Carson, Francis E. Gentle, C. J. McGuire and John H. Parker. All funds contributed to the plan by Weill's are irrevocably dedicated to the employes and their beneficiaries and will be held by the Bank of America as trustee. The life insurance and annuity policies are written by large and well-known I it'A insurance companies. Mr. Weill and his associates have been working on the possible adoption of these plans for more than a year and have had the advice of Mr. Belden in their adoption. Mr. Weill announced to the em- ployes that although the approval of the federal revenue department and the salary stabilization unit of the national War Labor Board are yet needed, it is unlikely that there will be any obstruction to the plans. The trusts funds have already been created and the trusts went into effect during August. ADULT SHOP COURSES—Considerable interest was shown In shop classes when registration for adult evening school courses at Bakers, field Evening High School and Junior College was held in the girls' gymnasium, Monday evening. Classes are beginning this week. Adults in the community interested in a wide variety of courses are Invited to enroll this week. There is no charge for the»courses. Evening school office, located in the administration building of Bakersfield High School, is open from 7 to 9 p. m., Mondays through Fridays. Obtaining information from Harry Drennan, left, auto shop instructor, is Sergeant Serafin Stanley, Minter Field serviceman, right. In immediate background is T -clinical Sergeant R. H. Brundage, Minter Field. DANCE Where Friends Meet R. C. (Buster) EVANS With His VICTORY DANCE ORCHESTRA Every Saturday Night UNION AVENUE BALLROOM Modem and old-time dancing—no jitterbufRlflff—every Saturday Admission 50c plus tax. Dancing 9 to 1. » DANCE EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT BEARDSLEY DANCE PAVILION "Where They All Go for Fun" Beardsley Dance Orchestra Admission SOc, Plus Tax " Dancing • to 1 Local Scout Leaders Have Fall Meeting The Bakersfield District Commissioners Cabinet held its first meeting of the fall season this week at scout headquarters, it was announced today by District Commissioner Leslie DeHart. Assignments of units to be serviced by the neighborhood commissioners are as follows: Eslel Campbell, Troops 6, !), Sea Scout Ship 10 and Pack 5; James Rogers, Troops 15, 19 and Pack 18: Ed Goss, Troops 5, 11, 24, Packs 17 and 20; Richard Powell, Troops 1, 12, 37 and Pack 11; L. P. Reischman, Troops 54. 25, 13 and Pack 7; Malcolm Goode, Troops 2 and 4; John "Weston, Troops 32, 39 and 14; Leslie DeHart, Troops 42 and 55. V. DAY HOPEFUL INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Sept. 23. (UP.)— V. E. Day, 30-year-old war plant machinist, will be glad when the war in Europe is over and maybe his telephone will stop ringing. Ever since Indianapolis decided to celebrate V (victory in Europe) Day, practical jokers have been calling to ask when it is going to be. FREDDY MARTIN And his sonsational stars ol stag;*, screen and radio. Dane ing 9 to 1. THURSDAY, OCT. 5 Union Avenue Ballroom to the Music of Bob Sisson and His Orchestra TONIGHT in Kern County's Most Popular Dance Spot in Downtown Bakerseld Within Easy Walking Distance ON THE CORNER OF SIXTEENTH and "EYE" Admission 60c Including Tax Servicemen 50c Including Tax Rolling Hills Riding Club NORSES FOR RENT by Hour or Day and for All Special Occasion* Lot Us Help You LEARN TO RIDE Sterling Road end Oregon On* Mock North of Milts on SUrl Ing • Mono 4-4SBS or 3-1SSJ Kaiser Shipyards Seek 20,000 Workers Company Representative Is At U. S. Employment Office Kaiser shipyards, In TClchmond, Is In need of 20,000 workers, it was announced today by A. I'. Hoffman, Kaiser representative. Mr. Hoffman said that the optimistic war news is the cause for most of the employes leaving their jobs, resulting: in a critical labor shortage at the yards. Journeymen, helpers, students and trainees in practically all crafts are desperately needed by the company. The Kaiser representative has his temporary office at the United States Employment Service office in Bakersfield. 'lassie, Come Home" Slated for Rialto The love of a boy for his dog and the dog's devotion to his young master is the theme of "Lassie, Come Home," showing Sunday and Monday at the Rialto theater. Roddy McDowell and Donald Crisp are featured. Dana Andrews and Mona Marls top the cast in the second fea> ture, "Berlin Correspondent," Two Spanish films, "El Globo de Cantolla" and "Los Dos Pllletes," open a three-day engagement Tuesday evening. OILDALE • Phone 2-6636 LAST TIMES TODAY "THIS 19 THE LIFE" "LUMBERJACK" Sunday and Monday Continuous Sunday From 12:45 P. M. Last Times Today "MARK TWAIN" "MEXICALI ROSE" Sunday and Monday Box Office Opens at 11:30 A. M. Show Starts at 12 Noon Society Also Billy Gilbert in "SPOTLIGHT SCANDAL" CARTOON LAST TIMES TODAY "CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY" "Jam Session" Sunday and Monday Cartoon News PHONE 2-5211 Open Dally at 12 Noon Sunday, Monday Jane Withers. Jimmy Lydon in MY BEST GAL" Johnny Mack Brown In "RANGE LAW" Disnoy Cartoon News Last Times Today "Hey, Rookie" "Riding West" Chapter 8, "Tiger Woman" RIALTO SUNDAY, MONDAY . Roddy McDowall ponald Crisp In "Lassie Come Home" Dana Andrew* In "BERLIN CORRESPONDENT" Cartoon Last Times Today "Battlo off Russia" "Molody Parade" Chap. 11, "Secret Service" WEST COflST OXlMlttS ftftFOK ^ ••• -i- •- ' ENDS "MARINE TONIGHT RAIDERS" .Jf* Pat O'BRIEN OWl Ruth HUSSEY SHOW Robert RYAN " "Henry Aldrich's Little Secret" Jimmy LYDON Charles SMITH Tomorrow at 12 Noon On* of the Most Important Events in Motion Picture Annals! NILE IV. I3th St NOW PLAYING End* Tuosday GIRLS TO MAKE YOUR HEAD SPIN! Companion Feature CA1IEQRNIA LAST DAY— "Song of the Open Road" "Gambler's Choice" Open 12 Noon .SUNDAY RONALD COLMAN "Lost Horizon" Co-Hit! JAMES STEWART JEAN ARTHUR "You Can't Take It With You" Continuous Show From 12 Noon Last Day Tomorrow "I COVER THE WATERFRONT" "UNDERGROUND RUSTLERS" John W«yn« "IN OLD tKHHOMA" George Sanders "A DATE WITH THE FALCON" LET "Tilings Worth While" Brighten Your Life KPMC at 3:30 P. M. LET IVERS FURNITURE COMPANY. Brighten Your Home 9 She Hum *f Quality. BtyU Mi BMntr In I^rnUor* 625 Nineteenth Street Phone 4-4711

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