The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 26, 1944 · Page 7
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Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, September 26, 1944
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PIPEFULS (TueuUr. September 26, 1944) Captain Thomas D. Hodgson The handsome young man with the handle-bar mustache, the silver "railroad tracks" of a captain shown here receiving a decoration, was one of the flying officers recently repatriated from Rumania after having been shot down there on June 10, 1944, while on a Ploestl raid. Tom Hodgson is the son of Mrs. Ruth Hodgson, of this city and his wife, Bernice lives in Taft. 87 Combat Missions Captain Hodgson, 21 years old, Is a veteran of 87 combat missions over Africa and European targets as a P-38 pilot. He holds the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with 16 Oak Leaf Clusters. "He won his Silver Star in the following manner to quote the Air Corps citation: Surprise Attack "Near Kraljevo, Yugoslavia, 25 to 30 enemy aircraft made a surprise attack on one section of another squadron," his citation discloses. "Hearing their radio call for help, Captain Hodgson gallantly led two flights of his squadron back to their aid. "Although heavily outnumbered by the enemy above, he plunged Into the fighters, and so successfully led his P-38s that the enemy fighters were scattered in all di„ rections. Shot at ME-lOSs "Tn this flight, Captain Hodgson fired at many ME-109s, hitting several severely, but was unable to • follow them as they went down smoking heavily. "His courageous and gallant response to the call for assistance and his aggressive attacks on a numerically superior enemy, without regard for his own safety, undoubtedly saved his comrades from severe damage or probable destruction. "Captain Hodgson's gallant conduct on this and many other smi- lar occasions throughout his many combat missions reflects great credit upon himself and on the armed forces of the United States," the citation concludes. The young captain has shot down three enemy planes and hag damaged many others. Loren Massey Technical Sergeant Loren W. Massey, 27, of Buttonwillow—his father is Waldo D. Massey—is another one of the hundreds of American fliers released from internment In Rumania after he had parachuted to safety there on April 4, of this year. He has been on 27 missions and holds the Air Medal. Sergeant Massey is an engineer-top turret gunner for a Liberator with the Fifteenth Air Force in Italy. John Marqnez ' On duty in the New Hebrides is Private John G. Marquez, son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Marquez, Sr., of Buttonwillow. He holds the Good Conduct Medal. He has two brothers in the service, Herman, with an infantry outfit in New Guinea and Paul with a field artillery unit at Camp White, Ore. Frayne Brennan For heroic achievement during the army's drive on Rome, Staff Sergeant Frayne C. Brennan, of this city has been awarded the Bronze Star. He served with the First Armored Division of the Fifth Army. His mother, Mrs. Waudessa Rose, live at Route 3, Bakersfield. Two of the men to whom the American fliers shot down over Run.ania may always be thankful are Lieutenant-Colonel James A. Gunn, a Californian, and Captain Carl Cantacuziono, top Rumanian fighter pilot who flew Colonel Gunn, out to Italy to make arrangements for the evacuation of our fliers from Rumania by plane. These hundreds of men were flown back to Italy and their home bases. It's a great story and •ometime after the war will be told with great and Interesting detail. Larry Lindsejr The following letter from W. Cowper Barrens, managing edl- tot of the Chronicle and Echo, Northampton, England, is self-ex- plan tory: Dear Sir: As chairman of the Northampton Friendship committee, I had the 'pleasure of escorting a party of wounded and sick, convalescent United States soldiers and airmen on a visit to the historic town of Stamford, where they were received by the mayor, and the Norman Castle at Oakham, famous for Its horseshoe collection. I thought it might interest you to know that in the party was Lieutenant Harry Lindsey, Box 686, Bakersfield. I would add that he Is making fast progress toward recovery and is cheerful about everything. I enclose a copy of the "Chronicle and Echo," which carried a Etory about the visit, and a photograph. I hope you will find the •tory and picture of some interest. It la a real pleasure to be of service to your boys who are so appreciative and helpful. We shall be sorry to lose them when the time comes for them to go, and we feel, with you, that the time may not be long delayed. With cordial greetings. Tours sincerely, W. COOPER BARONS, « Managing Editor. •* * —_—_ •— Tehachapi Therapist Ordered to Army Duty * Lijcy Virginia McDaniel, physical therapist of Tehachapi, has been opfered to active duty and has been "< second lieutenant in the - LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1944 PAGES 7 TO 14 WITH US TODAY E. .1. Cunningham, St. Louis, Mo. Visiting'. Padre hotel. C. F. Sampson, Chicago, 111. Padre hotel. W. J. Woford, Klamath Falls, Ore. Business. Bakersfield Inn. W. L. Cowan, Whittier. Visiting. Hotel El Tejon. K. C. M. Anderson, Los Angeles. Business. Hotel El Te.ion. NOTED KOREAN IS CLUB SPEAKER JAPAN WILL GIVE GREAT RESISTANCE Warning that Japan, through skillful combining of natural resources in its conquered territory and technical knowledge of her German ally, will give the United Nations greater resistance than they have encountred in Europe, Kilsoo Haan, noted Korean statesman, told Kiwanis Club members at their Monday meeting at Bakersfield Inn, that the co-operation of minority groups in the Par East IB necessary for an Allied victory. Describing efforts of Far Eastern diplomats to persuade the United States to have the Atlantic Charter enacted as law by Congress, he said that minority groups must have the assurance that the terms of the Atlantic Charter applies to them. Through Mr. Hahn's efforts, a gesture of recognition of Korean contribution to the war will be made when the United States post office issues a new stamp in honor of Korean fighters. In illustration of the power of the enemy, Mr. Haan estimated that if the United States pours everything into the Japanese battle, it will take at least one year and as many as three times the number of casualties in Europe to win in the Pacific. Of course, he explained, the co-operation received from Britain and Russia will be all-important. The speaker was introduced by chairman of the day, Dr. Walter Vilas. Kiwanis Club activity at the Victory Foods Fair last week, which included purchase of two hogs at auction, was reveiwed by chairman of the agriculture committee, Dr. Clarence B. ViGario. Guests introduced were Bob Cot- torn, E. C. Reed, Gus Holtz, Jack Latham, Lawrence Weill, Don Harrison, Staff Sergeant Malcolm Batson, Lieutenant Leon M. Lingwood, George Wilson, and visiting Kiwan- ians from Taft, Don Kenney and Paul Malcolm. Prize was given to John Compton. Navy Mothers Club Sets Taft Program TAFT, Sept. 26.—The Dan Sooy Navy Mother's Club No. 433, will feature a speaker from the Naval Petroleum Reserve No. 1, Elk Hills, on a program to be given Thursday, September 28, at 1:30 p. m., at the I. O. O. F. hall, when they will honor their national founder, "Mother" Jones, with a birthday tea. Other attractions will be musical numbers, a display of souvenirs from overseas. Mrs. John Baker, president of the club, is asking for the loan of articles for the souvenir display, and is giving her assurance that the things thus lent will be safeguarded. The public Is invited to the tea. Lions Club Changes Place of Meetings Beginning on October 3, members' of the Oildale Lions Club will meet in Elliott hall each week, instead of Gils Cafe, Arthur Windmueller, president, announced today. "In order that our meetings may be carried out in the usual manner, we have engaged the services of Mrs. C. L, Lewis, a north-of-the- river resident, to prepare our meals on each meeting- night." were the words of the president. James R. Varner has been appointed as the Oildale Lions representative to assist N. H. Farnham in the coming War Chest drive. Registration Deadline Is Thursday VOTERS URGED TO REGISTER FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION Voters are reminded that the last date for registration in the November presidential elections is Thursday, September 28. According to R. J. Veon, county clerk, all voters who have moved from one precinct to another since the last registration, as well as all ,'oters who failed to cast a ballot in either the primaries or the last election, must re-register. Those wishing to ,vote by absentee ballot must register In the usual way, and must apply for their ballots on or before November 2. The ballots must be voted on or before November 7 and must, be returned to the registrar of voters on or before November 23. Final Rites Set for Louis L. Bateman Final rites for Louis L. Bnteman. 67, who died September 'JO at a local hospital, will be held September 27 at 2 p. m.. at Doughty-Calhoun- O'Meara Chapel. the Reverend Charles W. Opie officiating. Richard Skinner will be soloist, accompanied by Mrs. Ruth Laster. Pallbearers are R. J. Veon, Wiley C. DorriR, A. Melone, Ed Nettleton, Mel Smith and Frank Hutt. Interment will be in Bakersfield Memorial Park. Mr. Bateman, a. retired railroad trainman for the Santa Fc, resided In Bakersfield for 38 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs, Emma Bateman, 1225 Fourth street; a son, Raymond Bateman, Bakersfield; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Rose, Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Eleanor Adams, San Miguel; Donna Lee French, Bakersfield; Raymond W. Bateman. United States Marine Corps, and a brother, Edward H. Bateman. Man Admits Entering 8 Burglarized Stores Arrest of Clarence Crawford, 35, a transient, was declared by police to be instrumental today in clearing up eight burglary cases occuring in the city in the past 10 days. According to Chief of Police Robert B. Powers, Crawford has admitted he entered the Lockhart Seed Company, «13 East Eighteenth street; Virginia Drive-in, 115 Sonora street; Imperial Market, 525 East Nineteenth street; McMahans Furniture Store, 1028 Baker street; Sumner Plumbing Company, 420 East Nineteenth street; Central Market, 607 East Eighteenth street; Crown Cleaners at 120 Kentucky street and a market at C01 Baker street. Valley Farmers Get Weather Forecast The weather forecast for farmers of the southern San Joaquin valley, as prepared by the United States weather bureau in co-operation with Kern county farm adviser's office of the agricultural extension service, is reported to be: "No material change in weather is indicated. Afternoon temperature will be 95 to 100. Minimum at night will be fiO tonight, Wednesday and Thursday. Low humidity and light winds will continue. Highest yesterday was 98." Children Blamed for 7-Acre Grass Fire Children playing with matches started a seven-acre grass fire north of Beardsley Dance Pavilion Monday at 3:40 p. m.. County Fire Department reports state. In Mojave Monday at 5:35 p. m. a house belonging to Walter Lee of Mojave sustained a $50 damage from flames started from an electric refrigerator motor, reports add. COLLEGE GRATEFUL—"Among the institutions most grateful to the American Legion for 'Those Who Serve' is the Bakersfield Junior College," were the words of Miss Grace Bird, who is head of the college. "Those Who Serve" is being sponsored by the Frank S. Reynolds Post 26, American Legion. "Chiefly, of course," Miss Bird added, "because the book honors men of this community who carry the front line of defense. But we are also grateful because the records of so many of our young men are tied so closely to the thoughtful presentation by Jesse Stockton of Kern county's history. A third reason, and one we consider important to Junior College, is that the book will stand aa a followup record of Junior College men who entered the service. We expect to have one copy of the book always available and readily accessible in the Junior College library for our own students. We expect also to take from an addi- tionaF copy of the book, the individual pictures of men who have been students at Bakersfield Junior College and to mount these pictures on the permanent record cards of these students as part of their post-college record. We believe the service given by The Bakersfield Californian, and Jim Day,. has been invaluable in it» presentation of pictures and stories of our men in service, 1 ' Is the opinion Mies Bird, who l» pictured above viewing one of th« pages from the Legion book TRANSFERRED—Homer Gill, Jr., assistant director of the Taft USO Club, has been transferred to the Broadway Club in Sail Diego, according to an announcement today by Terranco Halloran, regional director for NCCS-USO. Taft USD Director Moved to San Diego Homer Gill, Jr., Named to New Post at Broadway Club TAFT. Sept. 26.—Terrance Halloran, regional director for NCCS- USO. is announcing the appointment of Homer Gill, Jr., to the post of assistant director of the Broadway USO Club in San Diego. Mr. Gill, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Gill of 2820 La Cresta Drive, Bakersfield, came to Taft with the opening of the USO Club here in the latter part of December, 1941. Before coming to Taft he was associated for a short time with USO work in southern California. While working as assistant director at the Taft Club, Mr. Gill wrote and directed skits, started community nights at the club and worked with scout leaders of the West Side. He was the first person to use Boy Scouts as a group in USO work, and the Idea proved so successful that more than 100 boys took part in the work here in a year and a half. As a member of Taft Council No. 24S8. Knights of Columbus, Mr, Gill served, in turn, as lecturer and deputy grand knight, and is noiv holding the office of chancellor. He is also a member of the fourth degree assembly of Kern county. Mr. Gill's appointment to the San Diego Club comes as an advancement for work well done. 500 Attend Local Knights' Convention Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Fresno Represented at Meet Over 500 persons attended the Knights of Pythias convention, at the local I. O. O. F. hall recently, according to James Vlzzard, royal viser. Knights from Fresno, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles were present for the gathering, which included a banquet and meeting. Ex-Governor Frank F. Merriam, who is past grand chancellor of the state, was present and addressed the gathering . Captain William A. Stanger, of the Los Angeles police department, presided as Royal Visier for the ceremony. C. B. Waters, secretary of the Al Mahdi temple of this city, made general arrangements. Tom Hicks was also active in planning the convention. Inyokern Robbery Case OpensSept. 27 Accused of robbing two fellow workers at the Inyokern naval ordnance base in July, Herman and Elmer Page, construction workers, will go on trial tomorrow morning in the Superior Court, department No. 3. According to information filed by the district attorney's office, the pair are alleged to have robbed Kelly Christmas and Frank Scott of $480. Representing the state will be .Deputy District Attorneys Dorsett Phillips and Oscar Catalano. Morris Chain will represent the defendants. Hearings Set for J. T. Gann, Wright J. T. Gann and Thomas M. Wright,, both charged with threatened offense, were arraglned yesterday in Judge Stewart Magee's Sixth Township Court. Bail for both defendants was set at $3000 and hearings will be held Friday at 2 p. m. Wright was represented by Morris Chain, attorney. Gann was not represented by counsel. O. F. Catalano, deputy district attorney, appeared for the state. Man Cleans Car, Takes Gasoline Mrs. Leona Hay, 123 Truxtun avenue, has a clean shining car, but she is minus nine gallons of gasoline. According to a report received by the police department Saturday night, she gave her car to an unknown man to t° washed. He returned it, she paid hhn, and did not discover until he had left that the gasoline had been stolen. PI USE TAKEN Gena Hirons, Route 5, Box 17, Bakersfleld, reported to the county sheriff's office that her purse containing papers and a small amount of cash was stolen from her parked car on the Edison Highway at 11:50 last ni&t. W. C. Willis Named to City Council CONTRACTOR WILL , FILL VACANCY ' CAUSED BY DEATH W. C. "Willis was appointed to the Bakersfield City Council Inst ,. night to fill the vacancy caused by the death of M. D. Marmaduke. He will serve until April. 1945. Mr. Willis, who has been in tho building' nntl contracting business here since 1901, is chairman of the civil service commission for the Bakersfield fire department and a member of Elks Lodge Xo. 2(!(i. Other business at the city council meeting included discussion of the form of a proposed agreement between the ci'ty and the housing authority. Decision on the matter was delayed for revision of the agreement. COUNTY RECEIVES SUMFORPROJECT NAVAL BASE HIGHWAY TO BE CONSTRUCTED Kern enmity will receive $9000 from a total of $108.1)00 voted by the California Highway Commission for state highway and bridge reconstruction projects, it was announced today. Route 14fi in Kern county will be surveyed and plans made for Improvement of the route. Including tl.e right-of-way on access highway project DA-XR C9 between San Bernardino county line and 1.5 miles north of Inytkern. The improvement of this strip of highway has been deemed necessary because of the construction of the Naval Ordnance Base at Inyokern. , Other projects included in the highway fund allocation are as follows: Marin county, Route 8. $3000 to provide funds for repairing Bridge 27-13 across Petaluma creek, to provide full logal vertical clearance over both lanes for trucks near legal height limit. Colusu and Mendocino counties, $14,000. Repair Bridge 10-155 across Mitchell creek in Mendocino county, Route 56, $7000, and bridges 15-37 and 10-3S across Bear creek in Colusa county on Route 60, $7000. Los Angeles county, Route 17R. $1200 for immediate repairs for Bridge 53-300 across the San Gabriel river. Del Nbrte county, Route 71, $2000 additional funds for repairing existing highway between Crescent City and Smith river. Yolo county, Route 7. $155.28 to provide additional funds for repairing present highway between 1'utah creek and Winters wye. Solnno and Sacramento counties, Route 53, $78.567.32. Provide reconstruction portion bridge across Sec- rainento river at Rio Visja. San Diego county, Route 199. $CGO to provide funds for traffic stripes and permanent signs between Palm avenue and Coronado. RETURNING —Members of the armed forces who have been given honorable discharges are now taking advantage of the opportunity of continuing their education. Miss Grace V. Bird, director of Bakersfield Junior College, reports that the junior college is Cully prepared to co-operate with the Veterans Administration, administrators of the G. I. Bill which provides educational opportunities for returning veterans. Appointed to help counsel returning veterans who desire to continue their education Is Dr. Arthur Tait, who, in addition to serving as psychology instructor at the junior college, maintains office hours five afternoons a week at the school for the express purpose of helping to provide sound educational guidance for the veterans. Pictured with Doctor Tait is a group of young men recently returned from the service. Left to right, seated, are Royce Kaufmann, Wallie Kaufmann, Doctor Tait and Jean Philippe; standing, Raymond Duncan and Keith Stoddard. Kern Democrats Push Drive to Register All Voters With only two days remaining he- fore tho close of registration, the Kern County Democratic Club accelerated its efforts In the "Register- ami-Vote" campaign launched by that organization more than a month ago, President Wiley C. Dorrls reported today. According to Mr. Dorris. local labor leaders are I co-operating in the drive by ar! ranging for union members working on defense jobs in outlying districts of Kern county to be registered so they can vote by use of absentee ballots. In an address before fellow members of the Kern County Democratic Club recently. Mr. Dorris advocated a return to the system of registering every two years that was abandoned in 1932 when the California legislature adopted the "permanent" registration law. "When a door-to-door registration was taken every two years," Mr. Dorris declared, "the result was a thoroughly registered citizenry and an accurate registration because it was more up-to-date." Mr. Dorris added that the two-year registration cost a little more, but it was such a superior system of registration that it was worth the extra expense. "With everyone registered, it is certain that the percenlnge of voters will be larger," Mr. Dornis said. More Accurate According to County Clerk R. J. Veon. a new registration every two years places the burdfin for roRigtra- tions on the county clerk's office instead of on the individual—as the present registration law does. It costs more, but it is also more ac- Death of Pecarovich Youth Called Natural The death of David Pecarovich, 14, who died Friday at a local hospital, was caused by rupture of the aneurysm of the anterior cerebral artery and intraventriculur hemorrhage, according to reports received from the coroner's office today. It was classed as a natural death. FINAL TRIBUTE PAID—Funeral services were conducted at Greenlawn Chapel today for Mrs. Cecil Hogan, 4fi, resident of Kern county for 26 years. Mrs. Hogan died at a local hospital September 24. Services Held for Mrs. Cecil Hogan Final rites for Mrs. Cecil Hogan. 46, Kern county resident for 2(i years, who died September 24 at a local hospital, were conducted today at 10 a", m. at Greenlawn Chapel, the Reverend Hayden Sears officiating. Interment was in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers were F. T. Harkleroad, N. G. Rader, O. H. Sears, Lloyd Sears, Ted Reader and Darrell Adams. Soloist was Sam Klelnsasser and organist, Florence Bayles. The Maricopa Chapter, 323, Order of Eastern Star, assisted in the rites. Mrs. Hogan, who was born In Wild Cherry, Ark., March 12, 1898, was a member of the Maricopa Chapter 323, Order of Eastern Star. She was prominently associated with her husband in the grocery business In Maricopa and Taft for more than 20 years and was very active in civic and social affairs. Mrs. Hogan Is survived by her husband, Robert N. Hogan, 2900 Alta Vista Drive, Bakersfield; a son, Jack Hogan, United State.s Army; her mother, Mrs. Doxle R. Stockard, Texas; a brother, Fletcher Stockard, Oklahoma. curate to re.register every two years. Mr. Vfoti said. The county clerk explained that the permanent registration law was adopted in 1932 and. according to that Inw. individuals who do not let their original registration lapse by change of precinct or failure to vote in either the primary or general election remain registered until the Legislature decides to cancel all registrations. "After the permanent registration law was adopted in 1932. those who did not let their registrations lapse did not have to reregister until 193fi. when the Legislature canceled all registrations. Since that time the Legislature has decreed no general cancellation." Mr. Vebn said. The fault with the present law. according to Mr. Veon, is that it is not accurate because a person who moves from county to county may be registered on the rolls of several counties. Unles.s the person registering advises the registrar that he is already registered in another county, no checkup is made, Mr. Veon said. Favors Complete Registration Tim .county cterkrdeclared that he favorW 'th» ccffnptete registration every two yerftd although it caused more work for his office. Mr. Veon did not think the percentage of registrants voting would be greatly increased by a return to the two-year registration. "Those who really want to vote would probalJly vote no mutter how much trouble was Involved, but opposing those are the ones that probably would not vote regardless of how simple the system became," Mr. Veon concluded.* KNIGHT ADDRESS SLATEDJPY JUDGE TO SPEAK ON PRO-AMERICA PROGRAM "AVhat to Expect From the Republicans," will be the subject of Judge Goodwin Knight of Los Angeles when speaks at a public meeting in the Emerson School auditorium Friday evening, September 29, under the auspices of the Kern county unit of Pro-America. Members of the Republican Central Committee are co-operating in presenting Judge Knight to Bakersfield and Kern county residents. Mrs. Albert S. Goode of Bakersfield, chairman of the Korn county Pro-America unit, will introduce tho speaker. Judge Knight, has addressed local audiences on previous occasions and is well known in Kern county. The Los Angeles judge has also presided as moderator at tho Los Angeles Forum of the Air, broadcast from Los Angeles, He is interested in mining and retains large mining interests in Kern county, especially in the Randsburg district, where his father, Jess Knight, makes him home. The meeting, which will begin at 8 o'clock, Is open to the public, regardless of political affiliation, without charge. Assisting Mrs. Goodo with arrangements are: Mrs. Ed Rose, chairman of the arrangement committee and her assistants, Mesdames A. R. Hitchcock, D. A. Hopkins, Server Kuur, J. W. Culllton, Marvin Davis, H. J. Johnson, Daniel Rocho, Claude- Baker and Don Rex, and the Kern Pro-America officers, Mrs. Harry Hammett, vice-chairman; Mrs. Ray Burum, secretary and Mrs. A. L. Trowbrldge, treasurer. FINED Tuck Wise, found guilty Thursday by Judge William F. Laird on charges of abusing mules, was ordered yesterday to pay a $25 fine and also received a 60-day jail sentence, which was suspended. THREE MEETINGS SETBYJPBER COMMITTEES TO MEET AT HOTEL WEDNESDAY Three meetings will mark tomorrow's calendar f or.^j Kern County Chamber of ComnttoKce}'. according to announcement of. President Charles P. Lake. The water committee will meet with Chairman Frank R. Stockton at Hotel El Tejon at noon for luncheon, the legislative group's session is scheduled for 6 o'clock and the regular monthly dinner meeting has been set for 7 o'clock in the "green room, of the hotel. The noondny session will begin at 12:15 and tho agenda, includes committee formation, schedule of meetings and outline of studies and making known resources of the county. The farmers better business bureau (legislative) will assemble for a brief session at 6 o'clock, ami a representative of Spreckels Sugar Company will be present. Low cost housing will be the subject of the dinner meeting, and members of the Bakersfield Realty Board committee will be special guests of the chamber of commerce group. All phases of. low cost housing will be discussed and studied. Director E. S. jCllery, manager of Hotel El Tejon, requests immediate dinner reservations. Frank Schimandle Gets Second Oak Cluster Second Lieutenant Frank J. Schimandle, 19, husband of Mrs. Frances R. Schimandle of Tupman, has been awarded the second Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal at an Eighth Air Force base In England. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. V. J. Schimandle of 804 Buchanan street, Taft. Lieutenant Schimandle is a pilot on u B-17 Flying Fortress. Two New Classes Added to Evening School Schedule Addition of two new adult classes for the Bakersfield Evening High School, "Parent Education," taught by Dorothy Bitner, and "Drawing and Painting," taught by Ruth Emerson, was approved by the Kern County Union High School Board of Trustees at a meeting of the board Monday evening at Bnkersfield High School. Chairman T. N. Harvey, presided. Bakersfield High School faculty was increased by two^new members when the board approved the employment of Miss Lenora Broadhead, mathematics, and Mrs. Pauline Baldwin, two-thirds time science teacher for the first semester. Evening School Teachers Officially employed were the following evening school teachers who are not regular school faculty members: John Alexander, welding: Mrs. J. C. Anderson, 'Spanish,; Dan Avllez, English for Mexican Nationals; Norbert Baumgarten, English for foreigners; Mrs. Norbert Raumgarteri, j Spanish; George Harpei * art metal SEEK PRIORITIES FOR VEJPS AID IN OBTAINING FARM EQUIPMENT TOPIC Getting: priorities for returned war veterans who want to get started on farm work is a problem that needs immediate attention, according to Bryan Co(eman, of the veterans' employment' service of the local United States Employment Service office, who reported to the Kern County Veterans '• Advisory Council last nigljt. Mr. Coleman said that there were several Instances of returned servicemen established on farms who find themselves thwarted In the plan to earn a livelihood on the farm because of the lack of tools and who find that they are at the bottom of a list of applicants and would probably have to wait -a year for equipment. "•' • ;;• " More BwHoHe ; i»lans A. W. N'opQ'.'jgpjujjjjtfy supervisor, attending the meeting, ^declared he thought that sufficient work was being done to prepare" the boys for the jobs, but that he felt more definite plans should be made to prepare jobs for boys. He said that definite plans should now be made for construction within the county that will provide the jobs. Mr. Coleman reported that 605 veterans were through the local offtqe during the past month and 353 applied for work while the others wished Information or were routed to other offices. Clarence C. Sherrlll, county service officer, reported on a trip he i.mde to all hospitals and discharge centers in the state for discharged and disabled war veterans. He told of the remarkable medical care that is restoring men mentally and physically "To see these men and their suffering is to realize that V-Day should not be a day of celebration," Mr. Sherrill declared. Apprentice Training Program George Lewis, head of the employment service, explained the apprentice training program as it operates under the'G. I. bi'\ Mr. Coleman explained the loan program and how it will function as soon as the proper machinery is set up to implement the plan through the local banks and authorized loan agencies. Three new members include Captain Herbert Pritschke, postmaster at Wasco, who will return to civilian duties next month; Walter Kane. president of the USO, who is represented hy Jules Bernhardt. and Frank Wilkinson, also of the Wasco- Shafter area. -'•' I *W: & M -v,v^| <S; V •' "S^ jiiSi HEADS DIVISION—George Von KleinSmid, well known Bakersfield contractor, has agreed to head the new contractors division in the United \Vur Chest Drive starting October 9. According to Clifford Gray, vice-president of the campaign organization, the new contract division will have approximately six captains working under Mr. Von KleinSmid. Already appointed to tho committee are Herbert Baughn and T. C. Latham. and jewelry: Mrs. Ethel Mitchell, rug making; Lieutenant Claude More- | lock, leadership; Frank Phillips. | woodshop; Robert Safford, woodshop; Mrs, Martha Sheffler, clothing, and Mrs. Alice Smith, pottery. $50 Bonus A $50 bonus was added to the salary of Ed Hemmerling, science teacher, who has been appointed as half-time counselor at Bakersfield High School. Clifford C. Scott, shop teacher, was changed from one-third time to two-thirds time teacher, due to the increased enrollment, and Mrs. Hazel Aldrich, science instructor, was switched- from full -tfcne to five- sixths' time teaching upon her own request, Both are .at Bakersfield High School. Superintendent Dr. Thomas L. Nelson reported that Kern County Land Company will present a proposal to the board before Monday for sale of a new school site at Fourth and P streets. 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