The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 27, 1944 · Page 7
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Bakersfield, California
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Wednesday, September 27, 1944
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PIPEFULS (M><lne«da.v. September 27, 1044) Jack Guthrie R. J. "Boots" Veon, county clerk, reports Jack Guthrie, of this city, a veteran marine of the Pacific "campaign is the first person registering here by vosation as a professional football player—that was Jack's occupation before he went into the marines. Jack registered to vote. Bill Howell Bill Howell, a Bakersfield officer serving in Italy, sent Steve Stre- Hch here a clipping describing some prize fights there. . One of the notable things about the smoker was the number of women nursing babies. Incidentally the jjress box was filled with brass hats and there was no room for the working reporters. Even this occurs in American press boxes as every working reporter will tell you. Italian Bookie The American G. I.s got their biggest kick out of the Italian bookie, a be-mustached individual who became terribly excited, particularly when the Yanks mopped up on the Italian hopefuls in the ring. The announcer was as confused about American geography as a lot of G. I.s are over Italian place names. He announced one fighter as being from "St. Louis, , Calif.," and another from "Pittsburgh, Conn." Owen Kellogg It is reported to me that Staff Sergeant Owen E. Kellogg, a top »turret gunner for a B-17 was wounded September 5, over Germany and is now in a hospital in England. It was on his last mission. Sergeant Kellogg has earned several decorations. Eugene Ford Lieutenant Eugene Ford, formerly vice-principal at Shatter, at last reports was flying a "grasshopper" in Italy and France and now and then making a. trip to Africa. He reported having met Sergeant Louis Echenique. Ray Kimble Sergeant Ray Kimble, reported wounded in the south Pacific, is •well now, I am told. Eiuile Aubin Sergeant Emile Aubin, of The Calif orniun, not long ago made a trip to Sorrento and was very much surprised one evening to run Into Ernest Bresson, also of this «ity. Bird News Bureau Miss Grace Bird, director of Bakersfield Junior College, has re- Delved news of many former students now in service. Lieutenant Herb Williamson, who has just been transferred from Norfolk, Va., was one of those who went through the hurricane. Navy Lieutenant Bill Henry, a night fighter pilot in the Pacific, writes, "Anyone knows that'only bats fly at night. And just look at the reputation of bats. The night fighters really have a job on hand." Dwiglit Long Lieutenant Dwight Long, Jr., who is a pilot with a navy fighter squadron, recently met Pharmacist's Mate Ralph Shaw, who helped Dwight catch up with the latest news from home. Dwight Is beginning an extension-division course with the University of California. Ensign Douglas Stone, who graduated September 6, from Corpus Christ!, Is now in operational training at Jacksonville, Fla. He reported that there were about 10 other former jaysee men at Corpus Christl, probably now- headed for fleet duty. Doug hopes to be home soon. Lieutenant Delbert Wong called the junior college Monday. He said that a small community of Bakersfield anny air corps men are going through Santa Monica Redistribution Center. Lieutenants Gordon Slater, John Dowd, Eugene Adklns, Bill Landsborough and Captain Homer Wence had overlapping stays at Santa Monica. Betty Taylor Seaman Betty Jane Taylor Is a SPAR, stationed at Long Beach. She has been a SPAR since her graduation from U. C. Her brother, Lieutenant William J. Taylor, Is serving as a navigator ln>a naval air transport unit in the tacific. He mentioned that Lieutenant Tom Eddy is also in his •quadron. Lester Champlin "• Lester Champlin, technical corporal, has been transferred from Camp Crowder to Camp Coulter. Private Dan Sabavitch Is in a radio operator mechanics course at Scott Field, 111. He will finish his train- Ing in March, when he is to be assigned to a B-29. Long Dry Spell Is "UsuaT_ • GOOD WEATHER WILL CONTINUE IN KERN, IS PREDICTION 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 While the weather is exceptionally good, the pessimists are running around digging out umbrellas and are looking for rain, the weather man said today and countered these moves with predictions of more good weather. The long dry spell with nary a drop from Pluvius' cup is not "unusual" says the weather man who counted the drops that fell on June 23, (.01) and those on June 10, (.12) and said they provided about 10 per cent of the usual rainfall that occurs in Kern county annually between May and September. Ninety per cent of the normal rainfall, (5.62 inches) occurs between October and April. The longest dry spell recorded recently was in 1940 when no rain fell between May and September. Historically, the driest year in the weather man's diary was in 1909 when no rain fell for seven months. The rain is expected to occur In October this year and the cotton men will probably have to worry about keeping their cotton dry. KERNPIONEER DIES INJOUTH RITES SET THURSDAY FOR RACHEL MAHON LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1944 PAGES 7 TO 14 WITH US TODAY Mrs. Rachel Evelyn Mahon, 79, matriarch of one of Bakersfield's oldest pioneer families, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clark Knight at the Knight home, 825 Fifth avenue, in Los Angeles. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a. m. at Payne & Son Chapel, following which the body will be interred at the Kern County Abby at Union Cemetery. The Reverend John Murdoch will conduct the final rites. Mrs. Mahon was active physically and mentally and found much pleasure in her book club of which she had been a member for 25 years. The pioneer woman was born in Newbern, Tenn., on February 22, 1865, and had made her home in Bakersfield and Kern county for the past 60 years. Among the first pupils at the Emerson Grammar School during the late '70s, she returned to Tennessee with her family in 1879. She completed her-education at Falley Seminary, N. Y., and returned to bakers- field in 188. 1 !. She became the bride of the late Judge Jackson W. Mahon in 1885. Leader in Social, Church Circles She was considered a leader in social, club circles and church circles. She was a charter member and past president of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, being affiliated with Mildred Lee Chapter here, and she was a member of the First Presbyterian church. Her husband preceded her in death in 1927, the judge having presided in the Superior Court of Kern county for 30 years. The family has been long prominent in the city and closely associated with city and county development and grandsons of the family are now serving in the armed services. Survivors Mrs. Mahon is survived by her son, Jackson H. Mahon of Bakers field, her daughters, Mrs. Edgar Wasem, of Bakersfield and Mrs. Knight, of Los Angeles, by grandsons, Flight Lieutenant Jackson Barrett Mahon, serving with the R. A. F. overseas; Technical Ser geant Jack Lyman Alston, of Los Angeles, Hugh W. Alson, of Los An geles, and Lieutenant Edgar F. Wasem, Jr., serving with the United States Navy; by granddaughters, Rachel Patricia Amerine, and Kirby Nona Mahon, of Bakersfield, and by great grandchildren, Nancy and Karen Alston, of Los Angeles, and a niece, Mrs. E. R. Putnam, of Oildale. Mrs. Gloannah Ball Behan will serve as organist at the services and Mrs. Pauline Willis will be the soloist. Hasten Hearing Will Be Held October 11 Walter Haston, charged with as sault with a deadly weapon, was re< leased on $2000 bail following his ar> raignment yesterday in Judge Stew art Magee's Sixth Township Court, His preliminary hearing was set for October 11 at 2 p. m. Representing the defendant was Morris Chain, attorney, while Dep uty District Attorney Dorsett Phil lips represented the state. DECORATED— Coast Guardsman Harry M. Church, seaman first class, son of Mrs. Ollie May Church, 1729 Maple street, has been awarded the coveted Navy and. Marine Corps Medal for distin guished heroism while serving as a volunteer coxswain of a boat during a fire in Pearl Harbor on May 21, 1944. Under conditions of great personal danger from fire and ex plosions and with disregard of his own safety, he assisted In rescuing .approximately 42 survivors, many of whom were injured, from the water and burning ships. The citation and award was made by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, com* mnnder-in-chief, Pacific fleet. Mrs. Thomas Fitzhugh and sons, Little Rock, Ark. Visiting. Bakersfield Inn. W. R. Southall, San Francisco. Business. Padre hotel. A. J. Twining, San Francisco. Business. Hotel El Tejon. Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Yahne, and C. C. Jarett, Los Angeles. Business. Hotel El Tejon. 6 USESHENO IN LOCALCOURT MADELINE SNOWDEN CASE TRANSFERRED Presiding Judge W. L. Bradshaw card six cases yesterday in Su- erior Court, Department 2. Madeline Reynolds Snowden, harged with contributing to the de- nquency of a minor, applied for robation of sentence. The case was ransferred to Superior Court, De- artment 3. Deputy District At- orney Dorsett Phillips represented he state. Albert Rollins was arranged on a harge of assault with a deadly veapon. Calvin Conron, Jr., was ppointed counsel for the defendant, 'he arraignment will be continued Yiday. No plea has been entered. Elba Tom Hilbern entered a plea f "not guilty" to charges of tak- ig a vehicle without the owner's onsent. The trial date was set for October 19. Deputy District At- orney Dorsett Phillips represented he state at the arraignment. Charged with burglary, Arthur ladsen was arraigned and the date or his hearing was set for October Morris Chain represented the de- endant. No plea has been entered. Laurel A. Turner withdrew his former plea of guilty and entered a plea f not guilty to each of two counts f making and passing bank checks vithout sufficient funds. The case vas dismissed. Deputy District At- orney Dorset- Phillips represented he state. Grace Ann Williams was remanded o custody following denial of her petition for writ of habeas corpus. Prices Set on Fruits, Vegetables, CEILINGS LISTED BYOPAWILLBE EFFECTIVE SEPT. 28 New ceiling prices have, been set on several fruits and vegetables, which are sold within a radius of 10 miles of the Kern county courthouse, according to an announcement received today from the Fresno district office of the Office of Price Administration. Effective on September 28, will be these ceilings: graded and packed apples, 24 cents for 2 pounds; graded and loose apples, 21 cents for 2 pounds; grapefruit, 10 cents a pound; packed lemons, 13 cents a pound; loose lemons, 11 cents a pound; packed oranges, 52 cents for 6 pounds; graded and packed peaches, 14 cents a pound; and graded and packed pears, 15 % cents a pound. Other new ceilings are: topped carrots, 8 1 /* cents for pound by bushel; cucumbers, 9>/fc cents a pound; lettuce, 4S's, J2 cents a head; yellow onions, 13 cents for 3 pounds; white onions, 17 cents for 3 pounds; peas, 21 1/ 4 cents a pound; Stockton grade 1 potatoes, 25 cents for 5 pounds; sweet potatoes, 19 cents for 2 pounds and spinach, 11 cents a pound. First Edition of "Kernarjanned First edition of The Kernel, Eas1 Bakersfield High School's student newspaper, will be issued next Friday, according to Miss Doris LeClaire, editor. Beginning its sixth year of publication, The Kernel will be a 4-page weekly, as in previous years. The newspaper is recognized as a mem her of Quill and Scroll, an interna tional honorary journalism society and the Scholastic Press Associa tion. Miss Mildred Horrocks is replac ing Donald H. Burum this year as the journalism instructor at the high school. She has transferred from Philadelphia, Pa. Assisting ^Miss LeClaire In the coming semester will be Charles Radebaugh, assistant editor; Denise Schneider, feature editor; Shirley Curran, acting business manager Embert Smalley, sports editor; Lor raine Cronin and Wanda Smith, ex change editors; and Frank Anaya Pat Couzins, Dick Murphy, Nancy Pryor, Jim Sughrue, Art Daly, Marl lyn Lucas and Edward Cheesman, re< porters. Final Rites Set for Howard L Baffin Final rites for Heward Laurence Bailln, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs Samuel Bailin, 1022 Lincoln street who drowned September 24 at the Atascadero lake, will be held Sep tember 28 at 11 a. m. at Flickinger Digter Chapel. Rabbi Jack Levy officiating. Interment will be in the Jewish Cemetery. . $100 Bale of Cotton Is Destroyed in Fire One bale of cotton, valued at fid was destroyed Tuesday at 9:13 a. m when fire was started by a careless smoker in a cotton trailer l l & nrile south of Old River. -County fire men prevented _ the flames from spreading to the remaining five bale and to the trailer itself. A. R SaunderB is the trailer owner. Voters Urged ;o Register immediately THURSDAY DEADLINE FOR VOTING IN . NOVEMBER ELECTION _ "—Photo by Hoemer — I'hoio l>y Kuenitrs COMPLETED PLANS—Miss Edna Kcough, president of the local A. A. U. W. branch, and Mrs. Joseph LeConte. chairman of the forum planning committee, have completed plans for tho throe-speaker open forum to be held at Washington School Thursday evening. Plans Completed for Local A. A. U. W. Forum Thursday Actively interested in furthering he aim of the local A. A. U. W. to promote community consideration of irgent civic, state, and national problems, Miss Edna Keough, presi- [ent of the local A. A. U. W, branch, and Mrs. Joseph LeConte, chairman if the forum planning 1 committee, lave this week completed plans for he three-speaker Open Forum to be presented at the Washington School auditorium this Thursday evening, September 28. Both of these local A. A. U. W. officials have a recognized record of service to, their community which makes them unusually well quali- ied to guide the presentation of this 'town meeting" forum to Bakers- ield. Mrs. LeConte's interest in >ostwar planning was given added mpetus when she was named as the A. A. U. W. representative to the vern County Postwar Planning Council, a group which is especially nterested in the forum. As a past president of the local A. A. U. W., Mrs. LeConte has had aluable experience in leadership which is contributing to her present success as the corresponding secretary for the state Ai A. U. W., a position which keeps her in touch with the progress of the A. A. U. W. n the many branches in California, as well as other national chapters. In commenting upon the forum, Mrs. LeConte remarked: "In these days when our military victory gives us assurance of the opportunity to win the peace, it is inspiring to note hat the citizens of Bakersfield and .Cern county, already well advanced' in postwar planning, arc onthusitir- ally supporting this postwar adjustment forum, in order to further stimulate their thinking about the planning for the well-being of our community in a peaceful world." Active in Study Group A Miss Keough, the local president of A. A. U. W.. has demonstrated her interest in the progress of Bnk- ersfield civic affairs by her participation in many of them. An in- strvtctor of English at Bakersfield High School, Miss Keough has been an active participant in the A. A. U. W. study groups, especially in the Writer's Section. She has given several radio book reviews over KPMC and KERN, and is a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, national women's honor society in education, National Council of Catholic Women, and the Bakersfield Art Association. Miss Keough had this opinion to express concerning the Open Forum: "From the event sponsored by the A. A. U. W., it is anticipated that much clarification of thought will come—that, certainly, a place from which to begin thinking concretely on postwar matters will be estab lishej. Now, so near tho beginning of the end of the war, is the crucial time for such thought." Both Mrs. LeConte and Miss Keough, in inviting the Bakersfield public to attend the Open Forum, announced that tickets may be secured at the door Thursday evening, as well as by telephoning Mrs. Robert Shreve, 8-8132, or by contacting the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce .or,the Kern County Chamber of Commerce. .;.. Portrait Studies Shown at Club Meet Tejon Camera Club, meeting at the home of Ed Da.rrow, 501 Magnolia street, enjoyed portrait studies made and exhibited by members. The portrait of her little son, made by Mrs. Eunice Hendricks, was voted the most popular. The portraits will be judged at the next meeting, scheduled for October 9, it was announced. Interested persons are invited to Join the club and exhibit their work. SEEK TITLE A complaint to quiet title was filed yesterday by Marguerite G. McFadden against Don C. McFaddin and others. The property in question is located in the west half of-the northwest quarter of section 34, township 9 north, range 10 west, S. B. B. M., Kern county. W. W. Middlecoff is attorney for the plaintiff. WOUNDED —Gunnery Sergeant. John J. Capitan, husband of Mrs. John J. Capitan of Montebello, has been wounded, the navy has announced through Associated Press. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Capitan, reside at 1606 R street. Sergeant. Capitan has served with the marine corps over eight years. TEHACiPI BOOTH HAS328JTEMS 53 PERSONS EXHIBIT AT VICTORY FOOD FAIR Tehachapi community booth at the recent Victory Foods Fair had ap proximately 328 items entered by 53 contributors, according to J. A. Schlotthauer, president of the Tehachapi Garden Club. Contributors included: Al Eailey, Joe Banduccl, Gilbert Bisbe,e, L. F. Boden, Martin Brodine, "California Instiution for Women, B. C. Charles, R. D. Carse, Mrs. Elvira Clift, W. H. Cowan, Pete Chabre, C. V. Caty, R. Dauntley, Estes and Hand, Charles Elrich, V. R. Faroes, Mrs. Tom Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. C. Gandy/ D. Grayham, Mrs. I. Ironsides, Jacobson Brothers, Jones and Anderson, Mrs. Laura Jones, Jameson Ranch and Mrs. D. B. Kingbury. Others were: Emil Kirschenmann Harry Ludge, George Martini, L. Me Neilly, M. McDaniels, Mrs. Glendora Parker, Mrs. Lee Peters, E. P. Phil lips, the Reverend Arthur Playford John Prel, Mrs. Ben Sasia, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Schlotthauer, W. F. Sprinkle, Vaughn Squires, Smith and Elrich, Gidieon Strehley, Gaylan West,-Mrs. Sara West, N. E. White Mrs. John Yorba, Ray Henning Schneidt and Sons, Manuel Mettler Henry Kirschenmann, Jack Ratz laff, Harvey Hubner, J. E. Bess Chris Handle and Sons, Arnolc Kirschenmann, John Barbara, M Deltzer and Mrs. W. F. Sprinkle. Name Lobre Delegate to Insurance Meeting Ray Lobre, president of the Bal< ersfield Insurance Board, was elected delegate to the annual meeting ot the California Association of Insur ance Agents to be held, October 31 in Los Angeles, at a meeting of the board Monday at Hotel El Tejon Plans for the insurance board's part in Fire Prevention Week, October 8 to 14, were also discussed at thai time. Postcard Applications for Ballots Available at Office Postcard application forms for ballots may be obtained by any relative or friend of a serviceman or woman by contacting Republican headquarters throughout Kern county, according to announcement of Mrs. John Ozanich, executive secretary of the Bakersfield office. The applications, which also automatically serve as registration blanks for the distant serviceman or woman. man be obtained by anyone, regardless of party affiliation. The application forms can be airmailed to men in the armed forces and need only to be filled out and dropped in the mail. As soon as the applications are received by County Clerk R. J. Veon, a ballot for the November election Is mailed at once to the applicant. «, Residents in or near Bakersfield may "call at headquarters, 1709 Chester Avenue, or telephone 2-080(S for the applications. "There need be no concern as to whether the .applicant is registered or not, a* the application itself auto- matically registers the applicant,' said Mrs. Ozanich In describing the forms, adding, "Applicants who havt never registered, or whose registra tions have lapsed are eligible to vote under the California law recentb enacted by the state Legislature." The ballots must be voted and sealetl by November 7, and all bal lots received at the office of county clerk by November 23, wil be counted. Members of the famlle of servicemen may dispatch th cards airmail to the men and women out of the country. The forms wer designed and printed especially fo the use of soldiers, sailors, marines WAVES, WACS, WASPS, volunteer in Red Cross, Society of Friends USO and all personnel attached t or affiliated with the armed force of the United States in order that a might be afforded an opportunity o casting a ballot in the coming pros dentlal election,-^ ' The postcard applications fur ballots may bo used in or out of tho United State* "You must be registered by tomorrow or you will Inno your vote In tho November presidential election." This was tho warning issued today by R. .1. Veon. Kern county clerk. Voters who have moved from one precinct to another since the last election, or who failed to vote in either the primaries or tho last general election, must re-register. Services Held for William MJYoll Final Tribute Is Paid Native of Kern County Funeral services for a native Corn county resident. William Marin Troll, 43, who died September 1 at a Santa Barbara, hospital, were. lolil September 2fi at !! p. m. at •Ilicklnger-Dlpler Chapel, tho Rev- rontl Anthony Donat officiating. Active pallbearers were William "attain, O. Parish, Herbert Francis, '. E. Ponton, Young Thornhurgh md J. C. Kyrnud. Honorary hearers ncluded C. A. Sluirban, George Thornburg. P. Cattanl, J. N. Craig, O. D. Wilnian and H. E. Thomas. Laura Nichols was organist, and a mixed quartet directed by the Reverend Sam Kleinsasser, sang "Old /iugged Cross" and "In the Garden." A "mile-long cortege of mourners iroceeded to Union Cemetery after he services, where interment took )lace in the family plot. Mr. Troll was born December 16, 1900, at the Rockpile district, rural Bakersfield. where his father, Willam Troll, had homesteaded In 1893. le attended Vinelund School and Kern County High School. In addition to ranching for himself, he had for many years been employed as cotton gin manager for the California Cotton Oil Corporation at Arvin, leaving there in 1938 to assume similar duties at the Weedpatch gin. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Weed Patch Grange. He served on the Arvin ration board ind belonged to the Lions Club, At> vin. He was also a member of B. P. O. E. No. 266, Bakersfield, and of .he Native Sons of the Golden West. Surviving Mr. Troll are his widow, Mrs. Mabel Troll, Route 6, Box 176, Bakersfield; parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Troll, Bakerstield; sisters, Mrs. Margarite Fillmore, Bakersfield; Miss May Erlene Thornburg, Whittier: nieces. Miss Erlene Thornburg, Whittier; Mrs. Barbara Mansfield, Bakersfield; nephews, Eugene Thorn- jurg. United States Army Air Corps; Walter Charles Fillmore, Jr., United States Army. ^ Weather Forecast Given for Valley The weather forecast for the farmers of the southern San Joaquin val- _ey, 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: 'Clear with little change except in afternon temperatures, which will be slightly lower Thursday and Friday. One hundred degrees is indicated today, 98 Thursday, and 94 Friday. The humidity will remain low and wind light. Yesterday's highest temperature was 100 degrees," ABANDONED—Relatives of this G-year-old boy, who was abandoned in a San Diego depot September 16, are being sought by Sheriff John E. Loustalot. The child gives his name as Gary Mugulre or Magare. DIES—Kern county assessor for the past -'•"> years, Tom F. liurke, died at a local hospital Tuesday afternoon after an illness of several weeks. Service! 1 for the prominent resilient, are ponding at Payne & Son Chapel. KERN CHAMBER SESSIONS HELD GROUP INFORMATION GIVEN AT GATHERING Relatives of Boy, 5, Sought by Sheriff Child Left in Son Diego Depot Is Held by Police John K. Loustalot, Kern county sheriff, has been requested to assist In a search for relatives of a ii-year-olii boy, possibly from this area, who is being held by the police department uf San Diego. He was found abandoned in the railway depot there September 16. He gives his name as Gary Maguire or Magare. His mother's name is the same, he says, and he has a 1-year-old brother, Donnte. His real father was killed in an auto accident, and his "present father" is with the army overseas, reports state. Gary's home is apparently an auto court with "two orange trees in front and a small ditch with water by the house." His playmates are Fern, Loim Gordy and ftun Blazer. The man next duor is Air. Mason, \vlui "kicks people out when they do bad HiiiiKs," the child mild. | Any person recognizing this de) scrliition should communicate with I the Kern county sheriff's office. Kern County Chamber of Commerce will have three meetings today, according to Charles 1'. Lake, president of the chamber. Meeting at Hotel El Tejon at noon was the waotr committee, under the supervision of Frank R. Stockton, chairman. The legislative group session will begin at K p. m., and the regular monthly meeting has been set for 7 p. in., in the green room at the hotel. Committee formation, schedule of meetings and outline of studies and making known resources of the county, was the agenda of the noonday meet. The farmers better business bureau (legislative) will assemble for a brief discussion with a representative of the Spreckels Sugar Company. Low cost housing will be the problem discussed at the dinner meeting-, with members of the Bakersfield Realty Board as special guests of the chamber of commerce group, Funeral Thursday for Mrs. Carlson Funeral services for East Bakersfield pioneer, Mrs. Amanda Carlson, 78, who died September L'B at a local hospital, will be held September 28 at 2 p. m. at the Hopson Mortuary, the Reverend Charles Opie officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Pallbearers are O. D. Young, M. B. McFarland, A. E. Sherwood, Joe Shannon, Arthur Stancliff and M. R. Cowan. Soloist was Glenna Black, accompanied by Mrs. Ronald Clark. Mrs. Carlson was a member of Women of Woodcraft, Bakersfield. Her husband, Charles Carlson, died four years ago. Surviving Mrs. Carlson are her sons, Charles E. Carlson, Vallejo; Arthur O. Carlson, Long Beach; grandchildren, Constance Carlson, Long Bench: Beverly Jo Carlson, Vallejo; Loretta Fay Carlson, Vallejo; brother, Charlie Wilson, Sweden: sisters, Airs. Tekla Shannon, Bakersfield; nieces and nephews living elsewhere. Sanders Rites Set for Lamont Church Funeral services for Amon Sanders, 23, Vallejo, who was killed in a motorcycle accident September 24, will be held September 28 at 3 p. m. at Assembly of God Church, Lamont, Brother A. E. Osborn officiating. Interment will be in Greenluwn Memorial Park. Hopson Mortuary has charge of arrangements. Mr. Sanders, formerly of Lament, was killed when the motorcycle he was riding with a companion, Billy Jo Sifford, Iti, Vallejo, overturned on a soft shoulder oa the road to Lamont where the two were going to visit friends. He was to be inducted into the army September 29. Sifford, seriously injured, is reported in rltical condition at Tulare General Hospital. Surviving Mr. Sanders are his mother, Mrs. Ella Sunders, Vallejo; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos it. Sifford, Missouri; brother, Charles Sanders, Vallejo; sister, Jane Sanders, Vallejo; aunts, Pansy Sifford, Lamont; Verna Sifford, Oklahoma City; Lula Sifford, Missouri; Stella Prince, Arizona; uncles, Jimmy Sifford and Alvin Sifford, both of Lamont; Buddy Sifford, Missouri. Meet Called to Probe Abatement Problem In order that plans for annexation or county-wide inclusion of a mosquito abatement control district may be formulated, a meeting for the general public is scheduled for 8 p. m. Friday at Greenfield School, according to W. Visel, acting secretary of the mosquito abatement committee. Fred Hayes, authority of mosquito abatement, recently met with the working committee of the abatement project to discuss plans for solving the insect problem. Ho outlined the phases of the nuisance as one largely affecting the agricultural economy and health of tho infected communities. County Assessor Passes Tom Burke Dies at Local Hospital, Services Pending Tom F. Burke, county assessor for the past 25 years and prominent in the civic and fraternal life of Bakersfield for 42 years, died late Tuesday afternoon at a local hospital following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were being arranged today at Payne & Son Chapel arrival of relatives. Mr. Burke, regarded highly as a county oflicial, was well known throughout the state for his Integrity and was hold in high esteem for his faithfulness in civic duties mid philanthropic activities. His record of public service wns outstanding and his return to office year after year was by unanimous vote of electors. He first took office here in 1919. Installs System During his serivce as county assessor. Mr. Burke saw the work in connection with assessing county wealth increase five times and his office staff grow from 5 to 21 em- ployes. with 25 deputies added during the heavy periods of assessments. He installed the present system of re-appraisement ot' all buildings in the county. •» He first came to BakersfieTd as manager of the Great American Tea Company and opened a store here. Mr. Burke was born February* 29, 1872, in San Francisco, and has made his home in Bakersfield since 1902. He contributed, since that time, much to the development of the city and county. He was among the first to envision Bakersfield and Kern county as centers of great agricultural and Industrial development and saw to it that exhibits from this county went to the famous Pan-Pacific fairs in San Francisco in 1915, and in San Diego in 1916. Chamber Organizer He was secretary of the Bakersfield Board of Trade in 1915, and was one of the organizers of the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. He was also instrumental in the organization of the County Employes' Association, and served as state secretary of the Assessors' Association. Called upon frequently for participation in community affairs, he served willing. At the time of his death he was serving as a member of the local Salvation Army board and of the Bakersfield USO council. Member of Elks He waa a charter member of the Kedlands Elks lodge and transferred his membership to Bakersfield Lodge 266, when he came to Bakersfield. He served as secretary of the local Woodmen of the World until he took over his duties in public office. He is affiliated here with the Neighbors of Woodcraft, Order of Eastern Star, No. 125, Bakersfield Masonic Lodge No. 224, F. and A. M., the Native Softs. He also served as a board member for the First Congregational Church, where services will be conducted for him by the Reverend Thomas F. Lund. Arrangements will be completed for the final rites tomorrow. Mr. Burke is survived by his widow, Mrs. Blanche J. Burke; by his daughter, Mrs. Jane West, all residents of Bakersfield: and by his grandchildren. Burke West, of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mrs. R. N. Herndon, of Riverside. The family home here is at 3000 Sunset avenue. Marine War Hero to Address Rotarians Experience on Tarawa, Guadalcanal and Salpan will be recounted by Private First Class Ernest Calkins, of the Marine Corps, wearer of the Purple Heart and of a Presidential unit citation, at the Rotary Club meeting Thursday at noon at Hotel El Tejon. POSTPONED The trial of Herman and Elmer Page, construction workers accused of bobbing two fellow workers of $480 at the Inyokern naval ordnance base in July, has been postponed until "Monday morning at 10 a. m., It was announced today by the district attorney's office. Judge Warren ..Stockton will heur tho case in Superior Court Department No. 3. The trial date waa originally set for this uiorninK- Kern Musical Group Slates Board Meet A meeting of the Kern county board of directors of the Kern County Musical Association will be held Tuesday evening, October 3, at the home of Mrs. Ethel Bacon Me- Manus, president, 2004 Verde street. Plans will be made for the opening of the season on October 12, when Ezio Pinza, renowned basso of the Metropolitan Opera Company, will appear in concert. Season tickets are now at a premium, it was reported today with only a few left for latecomers, and arrangements are being' made to provide additional seats in the orchestra pit and on the stage for the opening concert. Seats are obtainable at Tracy's Music Store on Nineteenth street. KILLED IN ACTION—Word was received that First 'Lieutenant Will J. Ravey, 24, who was reported missing over Amboina in the south Pacific on August 17, has been killed. He was a member of the famed "Headhunters Squadron" who have been credited with shooting down 311 Japanese aircraft. Lieutenant Ravey, a native of St. Paul, Minn., is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Ravey, of that city. His wite, the former Catherine Curran, and baby son. Will, Jr.. reside at 223 Eureka street. He also leaven two sisters, Mrs. T. Schottrmjller and Mrs. H. E. Peterson of Minnesota, and two brothers, George, a. sei 1 - geunt in the army, and Kuuuettt of MliAesuta.. Lieutenant ROTey had been 5 in the urmy two year* ' overseas nine muntbti. .

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