The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 28, 1944 · Page 9
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Bakersfield, California
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Thursday, September 28, 1944
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PIPEFULS " (Thurndas, September 38, 1044) First Lieutenant William U. Strickland . It is sad Indeed to have to report that Technical Sergeant Loyd Agee, of this city, is missing in action as a result cf his Liberator making a erash landing in the sea eft the coast of Fuance. Sergeant Agee was on the return trip of his forty-ninth mission at the time, having flown with the Fifteenth Air Force in Italy sir^ce February of this year. His courage and ability had won him the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. Loyd was popular here at west Bakersfield High School and Junior College. It is believed there were no survivors after the crash landing of tlft big plane. Loyd's parents are Mr. and Mrs. I>. A. Agee, 928 Poplar avenue, and his wife, the former Mary Bosley, reaides with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. II. Bosley. 2205 Lake street. I). E. Stone The gold wings of a navy pilot and the gold braid of an en.sign are now worn by Douglas Eugene Stone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Stone, of Oildale. Doug Stone received his commission at Corpus Christi. He attended high school and junior college here. Donald Shore I believe I reported this before, but if not it's news: Donald B. Shore, 22. has been promoted to staff sergeant at his bomber base in the Mediterranean theater. He "is the son of Archie B. Shore, tilO Arvin street, Bakersfield. He was a v junior college student here. At the time of my information, Don had taken part in more than •five bombing missions, flying on his first to Szolnak, Rumania, on August 28, 1944. William Strickland First Lieutenant William II. Strickland, of this city, is one of a B-26 Marauder group of the Twelfth Army Air Force to receive the group citation of General Charles de Gaulle and the t provisional French government for outstanding service in support of the French forces, particularly during last April, May and June. Lieutenant Strickland, so far as I know, is the first Bakersfield man to. participate in a French group citation. '• K Tip for ~)e Gaulle Incidentally I'd like to express a personal opinion about these French citations. I think tliey have been entirely too sparing of them, particularly as the American forces have made it possible M|r the French to regain their own country again. The Americans and British did the job by driving the Germans back to the Siegfried Lfne. If De Gaulle is as smart as he is supposed to be, he will give out some French decorations—certainly they have been earned by our fighting men. From the Grace Bird news bureau: Lieutenant Calvin Mueller, of the navy, was a visitor here re- pently en route to Florida from £aipan. He's ar. instructor from the junior college. Captain Buclter Captain (Mrs.) L,. Buchcr was on furlough here recently from Texas where she is serving as a flying safety officer. Don Lfiddy Private Don C. Leddy, now stationed at Fort Riley, Kan., writes: "As you know, Fort Riley is the traditional home of the cavalry. The fort buildings and the surrounding landscape remind one of a typical college campus. If I didn't know differently, I might think I am on the Stanford campus ... I am making arrangements to meet Ed Bryant in Kansas City. He is in a medical unit at Fort Leonard Wood." Arthur Johnson Lieutenant Arthur Johnson is an assistant engineering officer of a squadron of 30, P-40s at Dale Mabry Field, Fla. The operations officer of the squadron is Major Harrison Shipman, who was graduated from Bakersfield Junior College in the same class, 1940, with Lieutenant Johnson. Major Shipman learned his first flying In .the civilian pilot training program at the junior college at the same time as Major Ed Newbury, Captain 'Glen Roberts, Captain Richard Hatfield, Major Rex Hunter:—all of army air corps, Marine Air Corps Captain Joe Wagner, Pan-America Airway's First Officer Jim Livers. He played basketball on the same squad with Army Air Corps Major "Hank" Ford, Army First Lieutenant Mike Audap, Marine First Lieutenant Mervin Porter, and others. Taylors of Delano The William J. Taylor family of Delano has a son and daughter in service. Lieutenant W. J. Taylor, Jr., is a navigator with the Naval Air Transport Service in the Pacific. Elizabeth Jane Taylor is in the SPARS at Long Beach. Mrs. Taylor reports that Lieutenant Tom Eddy, of Bakersfield, is a navigator in the same squadron as , Lieutenant Taylor. Complaint Riled Asks Dissolution of Firm k • OJto McEuen filed a complaint yesterday against Jack Shields asking for dissolution of their partnership in a contracting, excavation and construction business, settling of business* accounts and division of assets. The complaint charged that last August 1 Shields repudiated their agreement whereby «ne-third of the profits should go to McEuen, and converted all the assets of the business to his use. The plaintiff estimated the value of the business at 1800,000. Bricker to Visit CityJSoon Reception Planned in Honor of G. 0. P. Candidate October 19 Members of the Dewey- Bricker campaign committee of Kern county will meet this evening to make plans for the reception of Governor John Bricker, Republican vice-presidential candidate, who will be in Bakcrsfield, Thursday, October 19, according to announcement of Mrs. John Ozanich, executive secretary. Governor Bricker will arrive by special train and tentative plans indicate that lie will be accompanied to this city by Governor Earl Warren. Announcement of the G. O. 1'. candidate's visit to Kern county was made by William Reit-liel of Sim Francisco, chairman of the northern California Dcwey-Brlcker commlttpe. It will mark the governor's first visit in Kern county, and a mammoth reception will be planned in his honor and also for the California governor. Governor Brlcker's special train will arrive in Bakersfield at 8:10 o'clock Thursday morning, and he will depart from the city approxi mately three hours later. Tentative plans include a breakfast in honor of the visiting dignataries, and a public meeting immediately following the smaller reception. Los Angeles campaign managers were confronted with what might be described as a major political party traffic jam yesterday when aiv nouncements were made that Governor Bricker and Senator Truman. Democratic vice-presidential candidate, would both be in the southern city October 16. Governor Bricker, during his western tour which has just been announced, will speak In Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego and San Bernardino, in addition to Bakersfield. A committee will be appointed to night to perfect plans for the reception of Governor Bricker and members of his party in this city, and local leaders expressed gratification that the vice-presidential candidate had included Kern county in his limited western itinerary* VOTERS LEAGUE ORGANIZED HERE State officers of the Negro Voters' League for Dewey-Bricker were in Bakersfield today to organize the local branch of this committee. Mr. Ivan J. Johnson, III, chairman, was accompanied by Mrs. Echo Stanton Robinson, director women's division, and Louis V. Cole, director men's division. Bertrand E. Bratton, cam paign director, did not visit Bakersfield at thte time but -will be here during October. At this time, seven branch offices are operating, in addition to_the five in Los Angeles and one in' Bakersfield. These are established at San Francisco, Oakland, Riverside, San Bernardino, Pasadena, San Diego and Fresno. Mrs. Emma Drisdon is acting as chairman of the local headquarters, which is located at 929 alifornia avenue. Mrs. Alary Layton is secretary. They are working in co-operation with the local Republican headquarters, at 1709 Chester avenue. Los Angeles office of the Negro Voters' League is located at 1063 East Fifty-fifth street. They are operating under the general direction of Raymond Haight, Republican national committeeman for the State of California. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 16 WITH US TODAY Mr. anil .Mrs. H. B. Bronson, San Luis Obispo. Business. Travelers motel. Mr. and Mrs. Earl W. Wood, Fresno. Business. Hotel El Tejon. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Martin, San Francisco. Visiting. Hotel El Tejon. Mr. and Mrs. George E. Justice, Houston, Texas. Visiting. Padre hotel. D. H. Ermert. Chicago, 111. Business. Padre hotel. Celebration of Jewish New Year Closes DAY OF ATONEMENT MARKS END OF LOCAL OBSERVANCE High School Dancers Perform for Lions Ladies outnumbered men at the Lions Club Ladles' Day meeting Wednesday at noon in Hotel El Tejon, when Lions and their wives viewed a program of modern dance 'undamentals given by the Bakersfield High School modern dance jroup under the direction of Miss Margo Grain, dance instructor. Attired in yellow, blue and rose eotards and white full skirts, the six dancers, led by Miss Grain, were Tlharlene Wright, Jean Abbott, Rita ians, Barbara Heckert, Pat Powell and Lee Wiles. Accompanist was Mrs. Evelyn Butcher. Program chairman was Merrick Creagh. Recipients of cash prizes were Mrs. Charlie Barrows and H. J. Johnsen. With the sounding of the ram's horn at sundown yesterday, the Day of Atonement, which is part of the celebration of the festival of the Jewish New Year, came to a close for the Jewish faithful here and elsewhere. The 1 trumpet, which is one of the most ancient and most primitive musical instruments in existence, is blown only on the Jewish New Year and. on the closing of the Day of Atone- nipnt. The Jewish New Year precedes the Day of Atonement by 10 days. The celebration which began on Monday at sundown, was held in the synagogue of the B'nai Jacob Congregational, conducted by Rabbi Jack Levy, assisted by A. Jupiter. The singing of "Kol- nidrei," a song which has been immortalized for 500 years, opened the services. James Is Speaker at Realty Meeting Planning Engineer Tells of Work in Washington, D. C. Preview of things to come in the housing field was given by Chester A. James, county planning engineer, at a noon meeting Wednesday of the Bakersfield Realty Board, at Hotel El Tejon, when the engineer reported on his eight months' work in Washington as urban development specialist for the urban development division of the National Housing Agency Administrator's office. It is vitally important for each community to actually determine its problems and needs expected during the post war period now. Mr. Jamea declared, explaining that an estimated one million or one million and one half new housing units must be made available during the 15 years after the war. West coast activities in housing as well as in transportation and industry are still increasing while similar activity in the northeast section of the country is slowing down, he explained. Board members expressed their regrets on the death of Tom F. Burke, county assessor. , Welcomed into the organization was new member Charles R. Ross, broker. 21 Respond to Call for 10 Blood Donors Ten blood donors were asked for and 21 responded to fill a larger bus than had been planned when the second group of local residents went south yesterday to fulfill patriotic duties at the Red Cross blood bank in north Hollywood, Mrs. Marjorie Rouw said the next trip will be made on October 12 and asked that those who can to sign up in the meantime at the Red Cross office here. Those who made the trip yesterday were: Mesdames Betty Loughridge, Florence Riggins, Julia Crowder, Lamar Austin, Margaret Weymouth, C. A. Coe, Lucille Schell, Margaret Gregory, J. W. Owens, C. B. Zuver, H. C. Gardner, Pat Blalock, Edith Penland, Wilma Aguirre, Rosebud Mull, Grace Crockum, Nita Hoffman, Messrs. Maurcie A. Eldridge, John Millsappa, Leland Blalock, and Leon Foremaster. WOUNDED—Corporal Gus A. Pappas, United States Marine Corps, has been wounded in action, as announced by the navy department through Associated Press. His mother, Mrs. Anna Pappas, resides at 812 Monterey street. EAST HIGH WINS RIBBONS AI FAIR AWARDS DISPLAYED BY FUTURE FARMERS Ribbons now on display at East Bakersfield High School show that Future Farmers of America in that school won a total of L'li places, including two championships, in the poultry exhibit at the Victory Foods Fair last week. Carl Aired, freshman student, won two blue ribbons for exhibiting his: champion Rhode Island hen am champion Rhode Island pen of pul lets. Aired also had the first and second best pen of Rhode Island hem and the first best Rhode Island pei of pullets. Raising the champions was part o a home project program Alrer started last spring. He did all tin feeding and caring for them and kep all records. The Future Farmer chapter hac the first prize Leghorn cockerel third prize Leghorn cockerel and the third and fourth Leghorn triu. Honors for having first and fourtl Leghorn trio, second and fourth Leg horn cockerel, second pen of pul lets, and second Leghorn pullets went to Bill Maxwell, sophomore stu dent. Don Bailey, junior, won ribbons with his second and third pen of fry ers, third and fifth Rhode Island pullets and third pen of pullets. Fourth pen of pullets and seventl Rhode island pullet were exhibited by Jack Clark, sophomore. All birds were from Future Farmer home projects, supervised by Walter E. Shore, adviser of the East Bakers field High School Future Farmers Government Will Purchase Cotton Crops 1944 LOAN SCHEDULE IS ANNOUNCED AT PARITY PRICE Mrs. C. C. Haworth Named to Lead Kern County W. C. T. U. Succeeding Mrs. Eva L. Schultz. Mrs. C. C. Haworth was elected iresident of the Kern County tVoman's Christian Temperance Union at the fifty-second annual convention held all-day Tuesday at ?Mrst Christian Church. Mrs. Schultz has served the organization for 12 'ears as its president. In apprecia- ion of her services, Mrs. Myrtle Wildman, county vice-president presented her with a gold engraved :ake set, the gift of the organiza- ion. Miss Marian Chung of Delano was elected county Loyal Temperance ^egion director to succeed Mrs. i'rank Salsa of Delano. All other of- icers were re-elected. They are Mrs. klyrtle Wildman, vice-president; Mrs. j. Brown, corresponding secretary; drs. Phillip Dennis, recording secre- ary; and Miss Ida Chapman, treasurer. Mrs. Philip Dennis resigned as a nember of the board of trustees, and Mrs. Schultz was elected to fill he vacancy. Other trustees rejected are Mesdames Annie Tucker jf Arvln, Martha Atwell of Taft, I. S. McClees, Delano, and Myrtle Wildman, Bakersfield. Mrs. Jennie Ray Thompson, of Los Angeles, corresponding secretary of he Southern California organization, nstalled the officers. Direr torn Named Directors for the 1944-1945 year chosen by the executive board In- lude Mrs. Martha Atwell, evangells- ic; Mrs. L. A. Brown, flower mis- NEW PRESIDENT—Mr«. C. C. Haworth was elected president of Kern County W. -C. T. U. at a convention at First Christian Church this week. Mrs. Haworth succeeds Mrs. Eva Schultz. slon and relief- Mrs. Annie Tucker, international relations for peace; Mrs. Conrad Wlnn, legislation; Mrs. Myrtle Wildman, child welfare; Mrs. H. S, McClees, Christian citizenship; Continued on Page Seventeen Three Injured in Automobile Mishap Mrs. Pearl Collins, 35, 511 Covei, avenue, and Floyd Jennings, 19, 132 Hopkins avenue, are hospitalized today as a result of a collision involving a car in which they were riding, driven by Mrs. Mark Kennedy, 513 Decatur street, and a pickup truck and trailer driven by Dan M. Osborne, 52, Los Angeles, today at 7:30 a. m. at Sequoia Drive and Wilson avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. A fractured leg was suffered by Mrs. Collins, who was taken to Mercy Hospital, while Jennings went to San Joaquin Hospital, due to a head injury. Also hurt in the Kennedy car was Mrs. Lee Richardson, 51, 1003 Wistaria street, who was given first aid at Mercy Hospital. The occupants of the passenger car were on their way to work at Minter Field. Osborne received a citation for driving on the wrong side of the road and an improper turn, reports state. A tire blowout, causing their car to overturn at North Chester avenue near the Kern river bridge Thursday at 12:40 a. m., resulted in minor injuries to the driver, Lucille Virginia Davis, 25, 1514 California avenue, and a passenger, Elaine Cross. 22, 2429 I street, according to reports from Kern General Hospital where both were treated. Legion Will Hear Tomerlin at Meet A talk by C. L. Tomerlin on the subject "America's Postwar For eign Relations" will feature the regular weekly meeting ' of Frank S. Reynolds Post, American Legion, at the Legion hall this evening, according to Frederick E. Hoar, post commander. Refreshments will follow the meeting. N. A. "Slats" Cm-ran, post adjutant, reports 119 members on the advance 1945 roster of membership, stating this figure is considerably in excess of similar enrollment at. this time last year. With 8C9 on the 1944 membership roll, the post has set a goal of 1000 members for 1945. The annual potluck dinner, a traditional observance, sponsored and served by the ladies of the Auxiliary unit in a joint meeting of members of the post and ladies of the Auxiliary, has been tentatively set for the evening of October 26, according to joint announcement of Mrs. A. Roy Nisbett, president of the Auxiliary unit, and the commander. Members of the post will furnish coffee and rolls and the remainder of the program will he undertaken by the ladies of the Auxiliary unit. The dinners have been a uniform success and are anticipated yearly by both post an Auxiliary members as part of the co-ordinated activities of the two organizations. USO Meet Postponed in Deference to Forum A meeting of USO volunteers scheduled for tonight has been postponed in deference to the American Association of University Women's Postwar Adjustment Forum scheduled tonight at the Washington School auditorium. Miss Dorothy McAdams, USO director, said that the volunteers meeting date will be announced later Announcement was made today that the government will offer to purchase all cotton of the 11144 cotton crops from farmer-producers for which a loan schedule has been announced at parity price. W. B. Lanhain, manager of the cotton branch for the western area, said the press release that ho received was as follows: Pursuant to an act of Congress, the War Food Administration, will, effective as soon as necessary arrangements can be made and until June 3d, H)4."i, offer to purchase through the Commodity Credit Corporation, from farmer-producers, at parity p:-ices, all cotton of the 1!)44 crop for which a loan schedule has been announced and which may be placed in acceptable storage and tendered to it. The cotton sales policy announced August -6 will be modified to permit the Commodity Credit Corporation to sell cotton at not less than parity. Parity price for July and August was .IHOX cents per pound. The same announcement says that the WFA will also purchase, through CCC, from producers, all unredeemed 1044 crops of wheat which is under loan. May 1, 194f>, at parity price, (11144 loan rates plus 15 cents per bushel) less all carrying charges to the end of the storage year, (for warehouse loans, May 31. in the southwest, and June 30 in all other areas, and to date of delivery in May and June for farm storage loans). In addition, the CCC purchase prices for wheat in store in terminal and subterm- inal elevators, which is being acquired to meet feed wheat and other government requirements, will be advanced from time to time during the season. URGE BAN ON udraatB W. C. T. U. RECOMMENDS RESTRICTION ON V-DAY Recommendation that all sales of alcoholic beverages be banned for 48-hours immediately following declaration of European V-Day was made at the closing session of the fifty-second annual convention of the Kern County Woman's Christian Temperance Union, yesterday at the First Christian Church. The question of closing liquor dispensaries was' discussed at length and the women passed a resolution in favor of ttjje 49-hour closing immediately following' the declaration of V-Day. '--•'•" All persons interested in supporting this resolution will be asked to sign'-the following prepared requests addressed to the stale board of equalization and to Governor Earl Warren: 'To the State Board of Equaliza- undersigned citizen asks that by the authority vested in you, all sale of alcoholic beverages, including beer, be banned for 48 hours immediately upon declaration of European V-Day. Name: Address. "Honorable Earl Warren, Sacra mento, Sir: The undersigned respectfully requests that as governor of California, you issue a mandate banning the sale of all alcoholic beverages, including beer, within the state; for 48 hours immediately following the declaration of European V-Day. Name, Address." Manpower Controls Lifted forj/eterans Servicemen Given Freedom of Industrial Movement Manpower commission controls have been lifted in application to veterans of World War II, it was announced here today by George Lewis, manager of the loc: 1 office of the United States Employment Service. The information was relayed from the office of R. W. Evans, area director of the Manpower Commission with local offices in the employment building here. "This means that all veterans, who have served in the armed services subsequent to February 16, 1940, other than those dishonorably discharged, will have complete freedom in industrial movement" said Mr. Lewis. They will not be required to have certificates of availability nor be required to remain on any job longer than they wish. They may o into any job of their choosing at any time. This means that the work of placing returning war veterans into jobs can be speeded up and the adjustment into civilian life can be made more easily, Mr. Lewis said. The work of the United States Employment offices will be continued n aiding the returned veteran to 'ind a job, assisting him through counseling and Other services that are offered. XEW ASSESSOR—By unanimous election of the Board (if Supervisors, ,T. II. Hanks, county su- perintrndiMit of buildings and grounds for the past five years, was named to succeed the lale Tom F. Burke as county assessor. HANKS NAMED KERN ASSESSOR UNANIMOUSLY CHOSEN TO SUCCEED BURKE Maricopa Man Cited for Rescue Work The perseverance of Lieu tenant ommander James F. Patterson of Marlcopu, was credited by the navy oday with the discovery in a Salton Sea canyon, of the wreckage of a navy plane and the bodies of two Hers missing since February 14, 1942. Commander Patterson was a fly- ng companion of the two fliers— dentified as Ensigns Louis M. Wlnn, Jr;, San Diego, and William J age, Ontario. The ensigns became eparated from Patterson during a search for planes overdue on a flight .o San Diego from Norfolk, Va. The additional search for Wlnn and Page was abandoned after fruit- ess flights by Patterson. He was jssigned overseas hut when he re- urned recently, he renewed the lunt, spotted the wreckage arid led I narines over rugged terrain to the i pot. J. II. Hanks was unanimously appointed Kern county assessor at a siK-cial meeting of Board of Supervisors yesterday to succeed Tom F. Burke, assessor for the past. 2;"> years, who died late Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Hanks has been county superintendent, of buildings and grounds for the past five years. He will serve as assessor for the remaining two years of Mr. Burke's term. In his speech of acceptance. Mr. Hanks expressed his appreciation to the board, and said that it was an inspiration and encouragement to him to be working for the people of this county. "It is a tremendous job, and I realize it." he said. "I will try to look after the interests of people in each community." Howard Praised HP added that he appreciated the good work of Paul J. Howard, deputy assessor, and other members of the department had done, and promised there would be no changes in the immediate organization of the assessor's office. The board of supervisors, at first, was divided on the choice of a. successor to Mr. Burke. Supervisors W. R. Woollomes and A. W. Xoon, chairman, cast their first votes for Paul J. Howard, deputy assessor, who has served In that capacity for many years. Mr. Howard was recommended by the Bakersfield Realty Board. 'Supervisor Woollomes nominated Mr. Howard, while Supervisor Noon vacated his chair in order to second the motion. Supervisor C. W. Harty nominated Mr. Hanks. The nomination was seconded by Supervisor Ralph Lavin. Supervisor Charles Wimmer cast his vote for Mr. Hanks. Supervisors Noon and Woollomes then changed their votes in order to make the election of Mr. Hanks unanimous. "Splendid Job" "There is no argument whatsoever as to the quality of Mr. Hanks' work," Supervisor Woollomes said. Supervisor Noon added that Mr. Hanks has done a "splendid job In working for the people of this county." Mr. Hanks added his appreciation of Mr. Howard's work and expressed his gratification that Mr. Howard will continue to work with him as deputy assessor. Kern Water Committee is Reorganized Active Irrigation, Water Storage Districts Will Be Represented in New Setup; Steering Committee Named to Outline Plans for Group Reorganization of the walcr committee of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce was launched yesterday at a luncheon meeting a. Hotel El Tcjon with a plan for a direct representation from seven active irrigation and water storage districts in the county. United States bureau of reclamation officials present concurred with the opinion of many of the representatives present that flood control and irriga-l 1101101110 HI A U tion were closolv related and! H| II IMNIl Kl AN MUUvJIIlU I LflM CITED BY_GROUP LOW-COST PROJECT DISCUSSED BY CHAMBER would bring organization into the new representatives Cuen Services Wi Be Held Sept. 30 Funeral services for Rafael Cuen, 77, native of Kern county, who died September 27 at his home, 1405 K street, will be held September SO at 10 a. in. at St. Francis Church, the Reverend Father Leo J. Beucom officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Union Cemetery. Rosary will be conducted September 29 at 8 p. in. at Doughty-Calhoun- O'Meara Chapel. •Born and raised In Bakersfield, Mr. Cuen lived in Kern county all of his life. He was cattle superintendent for Miller & Lux from 1882 to 1928 and more recently worked for the Kern County Land Company. Surviving Mr. Cuen are his three sons, P.ele Cuen and Charles Cuen. both of Bakersfield; Alfred Cuen, San Francisco; three daughters, Miss Carrie Cuen and Mrs. Florence Kil- dalle, both of Bakersfield; Mrs. Victoria Hicks, Sacramento; two brothers, Frank Cuen, Porterville; Alfred Cue.n, Los Angeles; one sister, Mrs. Vivian Ruiz, Bakersfield. from mountain areas also. A steerhiK committee composed of Frank Stockton," chairman of the water committee; Kmory (Jay Hoffman, secretary nf the ehaniber of commerce, and Marc Lindsay, Kern county farm adviser, met this morning to perfect an outline for the larger committee. The complete committee will inert next Wednesday at 7 p. m. at Hotel El Tejon. when the representatives of the district will gather to determine additional expansion of the i committee. j Paul S. Jones, acting chief of the division of water utilization and management of the United States bureau of reclamation, and his assistant chief. David S. Stoner, were present, at the meeting, along with Harry S. Riddell, engineer, in charge of the Bakersfield district office. Control Termed Vital Tart Mr. Jones told the group that flood control is a vital part of the general over-all plan for water utilization. He pointed out that the Friant dam is now in operation and that the Kern-Friant canal will be completed at an early rate. Ho declared that the bureau of reclamation officials were not in accord with the Kill-acre limitation on lands to be supplied with water from the Central Valley Project. "We are not sold on the IfiO-acre limitation on this project, but the, | provision is sound in theory, its pur- | poso being to provide water for family-size farms. "If the 160-acre limit were applied here it wouldn't work. Charles E. Carey, regional director, is back from Washington and I am sure that the bureau is now working on proposed legislation to alleviate the flat 160-acre limitation. Such legislation should be representative of all the people, and will be after consultations are completed throughout the state." -Asks Co-operation Mr. Riddell. engineer of the local office, asked for the co-operation of local people in the work of his office and said that its facilities were open to ".any person wishing information or- assistance. He declared that one of the primary problems of Kern county was .the .falling water table and that 'water was being pumped out faster than it was being replaced. "It is the job of the bureau of reclamation to work out plans to get the water back into' storage underground again, and plans to harness the overflow from Poso and Caliente creeks are already in the process," the engineer said. "The county has already spent enough money in road repairs and suffered sufficient losses from floods to have done the work necessary to have stored that water. A pre-conceived plan for postwar work has already been drawn up in which the water can be stored before it reaches the valley. If your committee is reorganized, we plan to show you what we are doing and we want to work with you closely on all details. Flood control is a vital part of the water storage problem in lifting the underground water table level." The group discussed the proposed work of the re-organized committee and consensus was that flood control would he linked to the work of the committee and that it would be set. up to give the farmers active representation. Active Districts Listed Mr. Stockton declared that the committee had been inactive for a year and a half and that it was now necessary that the committee work "to expedite the program." He listed the active water districts as being the, Arvin-Edison. Northern Kern Water Storage District, the Shaltcr-Waseo district, the Southern San Joaquin Utilities District; Buena Vista district, the Delano- Kurlimart district. He pointed out that other areas of Kern should be represented on the committee. Various expressions were made by the members of the committee present. C. Westerberg of Wasco pointed to the need of flood control hi the Poso-Caliente area: George Peters to the damage clone by flood waters on the Wheeler Ridge. Road, and A. R. Duehren, spoke from firsthand knowledge of the falling water table levels and the need of replenishing the underground water. • Among those attending the meeting, were George H. Peters, F. R. Continued on Page Seventeen Throng Will Hear Speakers on Postwar Adjustment Tonight at X p. in. in Washington School auditorium. Dr. W. Ballentine Henley, Dr. Francis Bowman and Oliver Carlson will take the -stage In present their views on the A. A. U. W.-sponsuie'l open foruum considering the timely topic, "America's Postwar Adjustment " Enthusiastically endorsed by community leaders and by civic organizations throughout the state where the forum has appeared before, each authority will present his special topic for a 10-minute period, following which there will be a lively exchange of thought and convictions as the speakers question each other. Th3 audience will have their Innings when the forum is thrown open to them for a question period, allowing for further clarification of the issues involved in postwar planning. Doctor Henley will consider the topic, "The Necessity of Understanding Our Allies." as his special field: Doctor Bowman will present the Issues loncerneil wilh "Economic and Population Trends.", while Oliver Curlson is speaking on "Labor and Industry." Mrs. Joseph LeConte, chairman of the planning- committee for tonight's forum, praised the work of the A. A. U. W. committee in preparing for the presentation of these authorities to Bakcrsl'ield, and announced that the following committee has been working hard to make the event a success: Miss Edna Keough, president of the A. A. U. W.; Mrs. James K. Thrasher, Mis. Alice Herrald. Mrs. Daniel Roche, Mrs. Ruth Allen, Miss Barbara Warren, Miss Elcie McOovern, Miss Eldise Nelson, Mrs. Robert Shreve. This forum, remarked Mrs. Le- Conte, was originally formed at the insistence of civilian groups in California who wished to acquaint themselves with some of the urgent problems which will- be at issue when victory is won. One of the most recent meetings of this forum was held at Pasadena, where it was 'enthusiastically received by southern California citizens. The public of Bakersfield and Kern county is welcomed to tonight's forum, with the reminder that tickets limy be secured at the door tonight, j if not already purchased ut the Bak- , ersfleld Chamber of Commerce or the j Kern County Chamber of Commerce. ' Board of directors of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce and guest representatives of the Bakersfield Realty Board concurred in the opinion that a project to investigate the matter of constructing low cost housing of substantial quality equipped with modern sanitation facilities is a worthwhile one for the chamber to undertake. The decision was made at a meeting Wednesday night at Hotel El Tejon. Chamber President Charles P. Lake instructed his committee, W. F. Bray, Claude Blodget and Elmer Karpe. who presented their views at the meeting, to write to the FHA and the national secretary of the Realty Board to determine the possibilities of securing small long-term loans with low interest rates for members of lower income groups and minority groups, and agricultural transients wishing to purchase homes. All were agreed that government- provided low cost tenancies are detrimental to these low income renters who would be better citizens, it was suggested, could they settle down in homes of their own. The hoard refused the recommendation of Frank West, secretary of the building trades union, that the chamber go on record as opposing proposition No. 12 on the ballot. Mr. Lake, in announcing the board's decision, explained, "The county chamber of commerce is a tax-supported institution and it would be breaking a precedent of many years were we to take a stand on any matter of a political nature. We can neither officially oppose or support the proposition " Reports were made by A. L. Trowbridge on the textile survey being undertaken by Kings, Kern and Tulare counties, and Marc Lindsay, farm adviser, on the water commission meeting held earlier in the day. In line with the group's policy of protecting already existing industries in the county, Mr. Lake announced that a refusal of franchise for a new Kakersfield - Tehachapi • Mojave bus line will be forwarded to the railway commission meeting. The board authorized representatives to the CAB feeder line hearing? November I and an invitation to the September 30 launching of the S. S. Btiena Vista Hills, which will carry Kern county oil, at Sausolito, was read to the group. Burke Rites Set Friday at Church Services Arranged for Veteran Kern Assessor Final honors will be paid to Tom F. Burke, county assessor, when funeral services are conducted P^ri- cluy at 10:30 a. m. from the First Congregational Church. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. The popular county official died late Tuesday afternoon at a local hospital, following several weeks illness. Pallbearers who will assist at the services are Paul J. Howard, Frank Dunspaugh, Henry Scott, C. H. Morgan, Ben Halloway and Alex Cook. Honorary pallbearers will Include A. W. Noon, .S. A. Woody, Albert Goode, H. E. Woodworth, Henry J. Brandt and George Haberfelde. A native of San Francisco, Mr. Burke came to Bakersfield 4- years ago and held office of county assessor since 1919. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Blanche J. Burke; his daughter. Mrs. Jane West; his grandchildren, Burke West, of Corpus Christi, Texas; Mrs. R. X. Herndon, Riverside: his brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Morgan, and Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Raw-ley, and a niece, Helen Tedrow. The Reverend Thomas Lund will officiate at the services. Evangelist to Conduct Services in Oildale The Reverend John Denton. evangelist ami pastor of the Church of God at Tucson. Ariz., will conduct evangelistic services October 1 to 15 at the Oildale Church of God. Oildale Drive and El Tejon avenue. Services will be held at li>:43 a. m. and 7:4") p. m. Sunday and at 7:40 each night except. Saturday. Union Cemetery i NON-PROFIT CORPORATION \ PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument Display Near the OHfre Phone 7-7185

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