The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 26, 1944 · Page 6
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 6

Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, September 26, 1944
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Tuesdoy, September 26, 1944 gfc gafcerrfielb Caltfornian SHARING By MAE SAUNDERS Last week an IS-month-oId baby was burned to death tn an automobile and a 3-year-old narrowly escaped the same fate, while parents worked in an adjacent field. A few days later a child received a fractured skull in a fall from a parked automobile. In both instances, parents were at work in adjacent fields, according to reports of the accident. During the same week, another 3Vj-yoar-o)<1 child was) drowned by falling into an irrigation ilitrh. being accompanied only by other children. These tragedies, added to those already reported the last six months in Kern county, makes six or seven accidents where small children have been victims of circumstances where no care was apparently available for children. The time has come for realistic facing of the need in agricultural areas for centers where children may be left if both parents are employed in the fields. A parked car is not a safe place for small children. Nor is a small child safe, in the hands of other young children where adults are not present. The Seventh district, Congress of Parents and Teachers, this summer launched a survey to establish the needs of child care center. The survey in Bakersfield, a metropolitan area, indicated overwhelmingly the need for child care centers or nursery schools. The survey is yet to be made in the agricultural areas, but the accidents tli^lt have occurred to small childretv almost precludes the need of a survey. A survey can only establish the areas in which the greatest number of mothers are employed and where the greatest need exists. Women who work in the fields cannot take the initiative to obtain child care centers—often they are migratory workers. There are other women who are responsible citizens, who know- how to establish such centers and it is up to them to provide the leadership in such an enterprise. .Neglect is too rostly to childhood. It is sad indeed that children are repeatedly victims of death and accident that could be prevented by community child care centers. Generally accepted now is the post-natal care for children, the immunization against smallpox and diphtheria; good nutrition is emphasized, but little has been done to see that children get the proper environmental care, which on a minimum basis, is a safe place to play or sleep If parents must work, then responsibility must be assumed for the safety of children. If the parents cannot provide that safety because of the lack of facilities, it must become a community responsibility 'to see that children are provided a safe place. The practical answer is the child care centers in the rural agricultural areas. It Is a challenge to all Kern county women to see all children safeguarded. IS CONVALESCING Henry Maes is reported recuperating from a major operation in the Mercy Hospital. for feet with BUNION joints This special Dickerson model It * width wider across the ball of the foot to accommodate the enlarged great-toe joint without drawing the soft leather into unsightly wrinkles. Makes feet with bunions smarter looking as well as more comfortable. QUAKER -fUU, $10.95 WEILL'S Shoe Salon—Main Floor X f -A* X#V>HP'Y< * c$£> « A ^ CITY GETS $2428 FOR MOTOR FEES APPORTIONMENT OF COLLECTIONS MADE An apportionment of the $1,105,234.44 representing vehicle license fee collections for the quarterly period ending June Hi), 1944, to the cities and counties of California, was announced today by Gordon H. Garland, director of motor vehicles. Bakersfield receives $L',4^8.G3, on a population basis of 29,'2~>'2; Delano, $H79.(i5 on 4573 population; Maricopa, $.">.(ill based on 67H population; .Shatter, $104.44 on J^'iS population; Taft, $L'(i(i .08 based on llliOTi population, and Ti'hachapi, $104.94 based on 12IJ4 population. Total allotment for the six cities is $l!,:!39.27 bused on a. •40.j^j population figure. Hate per capita is $.0X3. Twenty per cent of the slate apportionment of $2L'l,04li.S8 goes to the general fund for retirement of highway bonds. Of the remainder, $442.093.78 goes to the cities of the state on a basis of G,325,090 population, and $442,093.78 goes to counties on a basis of 6,907,387 population. Vehicle license fees formerly were collected by cities and counties as personal property taxes. Vehicle owners will pay the same license fees next year as this, despite the current upward trend in market values of used cars, because of a special legislative act sponsored by the Department of Motor Vehicles, and signed by Governor Karl Warren, Director Garland stated. Blood Donors Needed for Trip South LOCAL PERSONS URGED TO SIGN UP BEFORE WEDNESDAY At least 10 more blood donors are needed if a bus takes a trip to Los Angeles tomorrow under the auspices of El Tejon Parlor, Native Daughters of the Golden West, it was announced today by Mrs. Marjorie Rouw, chairman. The bus is provided free through the courtesy of the Orange Belt Stage Line. Prospective blood donors are urged to call the local office of the Red Cross or Mrs. Itouw at 3-1650. If donors are not able to make the trip on Wednesday, they are urged to sign up and dates for their trips south will be assigned later at their convenience. EXHIBIT FRIDAY Gertrude O'Moore Whitt, local artist, today announced that she. will conduct an exhibit of her oil painting Wednesday evening at her home, 315 Quincy street, beginning at 6 p. m. Persons interested are invited to attend the exhibit. Mrs. Whitt plans a larger exhibit later at a local hotel. CLASS OFFICERS— Officers elected recently at McFarland High School are shown here with L. A. Wiemers, principal. They are (left to right): Leon Combs, senior class president; Mr. Wiemers; Miss Mabel Hallaway, student body president; Marvin Peters, junior class president; V. L. Cook, Jr., sophomore class president, and Billy Wiley, freshman class president. Man Admits Burglary Charges at Hearing Clarence Warren Crawford, charged with six counts of burglary, admitted the charges yesterday at a preliminary hearing in Judge Stewart Magee's Sixth Township Court. He was held to answer with bail set at $3000. The burglaries with which Crawford is charged were committed against the Lockhart Seed Company, (Ho East Eighteenth street; Don's Super Market, 601 Baker; McMahan's Furniture Company, 1028 Baker street, and Central Market, 607 East Eighteenth street, all on September 11. Crawford is also charged with breaking into Summers Plumbing Company, 420 East Nineteenth street, on September 19, and the Royal Crown Bottling Company, 120 Kentucky street, September 22. Night Fighter Plane Crashes Jfear Delano Three Hammer Field fliers narrowly escaped death north of Delano last night when their damaged twin-engined night fighter crashed on a training flight, army authorities revealed today. Based at Visalia air field, the trio bailed out of Its ship when it went out of control. The men were Captain Edward A. Grossheider, pilot; Flight Officer Linden H. Comstock, and First Lieutenant Verne H. Zook. Spanish Offered at Local Evening School Local business employers and em- ployes who feel the need for instruction in Spanish to help them cope with everyday transactions with those of Spanish and Mexican ancestry who have difficulty speaking English will find a ready answer through the intermediate and advanced Spanish class offered through Bakersfield Evening High School and Junior College. Stressing the fundamentals of conversational Spanish, including the use of common terms encountered in everyday business dealings, the class will be held Monday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 9:15 in room 101 of the junior college building. Taught by Mrs. Herbert A. Anderson, who is of Mexican heritage and who is thoroughly familiar with the Spanish language, the course will be highly 'practical. Mrs. Anderson has found that the course has proven one of the most popular of the adult evening school offerings, and has enjoyed an excellent response in enrollment. Having discussed with representatives of local stores and business firms the special requirements for meeting the needs of persons of Mexican and Spanish descent who do not speak English fluently, Mrs. Anderson will emphasize the practical phases, she stated. Given without charge, the course will be held Monday and Thursday evenings in room 101 of the junior college building. Adults interested in taking the course may enroll in the evening school office, located in the administration building of Bakersfield High School. The office will be open from 7 to 9 p. m. Coats Sizes 10-44. Warmth! Color! There's a touch of genius in the coats that make their bow this fall . . . and we've a marvelous collection in fleece . . . all the vibrant autumn colors, the styles for YOU! Chesterfields, fitted styles, belted backs, colorless and princess models. Colors: gold, blue, moss green, red, wine, purple, beige and dark green. $19.95 Weill's Basement Rosicrucian Order Will Hold Forum Local members of the Kosicrucian ; Order, A. M. O. It. C., are sponsor- ; ing a forum to be held tonight at 8 p. m. at 1523 F street. ; Speakers will trace the origin and j history of this ancient order and | will also describe the activities of j the Rose Croix University in Saii| Jose at the present time. Admission will be by invitation only. William La Croix, district commissioner, states that this is a chance for those interested to have questions answered. There will be a dis- j play of photographs and books published by this fraternity. Mrs. Henry Reading for Speech Group , Open house will be held tonight by speech class of Business and Professional Women's Club at 8 p. in. at McKinley School, with Mrs. Fred Henry presenting a dramatic reading. The entertainer will be introduced by Miss Betty Gould, chairman of the section. Mrs. George Hamilton is president of the sponsoring organization. The open house, which is open to all interested persons, launches a series of bi-monthly meetings, the leader of which will be Mrs. Lawrence I. Weill. Xcalcr, sweeter sweaters is what the college crowd is calling for. We've sweaters, too, that women find perfect for their needs ... cardigan types that are first cousin to a smart jacket. You'll find a complete selection of shades. 5- Prices From '2.50 „ '11.95 Sizes 32 to 46 1529 Nineteenth Street Use Your Credit ANOTHER CUDAHY'S PURITAN BACON made ONLY from A >k Taste this Young Flavorful Bacon— New Favorite of Thousands! In every tender, sizzling strip of Puritan Bacon there is mouth-watering deliciousness your family will love. Thousands prefer Cudahy's Puritan—the bacon that is made only from young tender pigs less than 1 year old! Why not make sure your family enjoys this "plus" of tempting flavor and young tenderness? 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