The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 29, 1944 · Page 9
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Bakersfield, California
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Friday, September 29, 1944
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IPEFULS (Friday, September 20, 1944) Sergeant David A, Fanucrhi Malaria, rains, the topography and vegetation of the country are more trouble in the tropics than the Japs, according to First Sergeant Dave Fanucchi, home here now after 33 months service in the Pacific. Dave went into the infantry during July of 1!)41—he was over at Camp Roberts with Gene Gear, of The Californian staff. From Roberts Dave was shipped to Fort Lewis in Washington and then to Pearl Harbor where the work of cleaning up the shambles of the Jap attack had not yet been com- pjeted. People Jittery Dave says the civilian guards and people in Honolulu were still yery jittery when he arrived there. Given Purple Heart From Honolulu he moved out to Guadalcanal, where he had seven months on that front, thence to New Georgia, where he was wounded and received the Purple Heart. From New Georgia he fought at Munda and then again at. Bairioki Harbor. He was finally given a three months rest period in New Zealand, which he likes—it's the only place he'd ever cure to see again. Nichols' Dog "Snip" He told me about Colonel Howard Nichols sending a dog "Snip" to Mrs. Nichols—said the colonel « had obtained the dog in Guadalcanal. Dave recalls a quaint quotation translated from the diary of a dead Japanese: "The planes come , over night and day and not knowing when I myself would be killed is most discouraging." Klies Home With his first 1'urluogh in 38 months, Dave flew home, leaving New Caledonia on Thursday and 24-hours later he was at liberty in the states. Captain Dillon, of this city came home on the same plane, Dave said. Lieutenant Dick Hat-field, of the A. T. C., a local man piloted Dave part of the way home. Dave is now visiting his parents here, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Fanucchi, at 2021 O street. Fine Lost Hills Idea The following letter contains a very interesting suggestion: "Dear Mr. Day: Although I now live near Wasco, for several years I lived in and still work HI Lost Hills for an oil company. "Last month as you know the ^h,nker (Lost Hills) was launched. i»ost Hills as you also know is a small town with a very small supporting population. ^.."However Lost Hills losses of boys in the armed services is proportionately very large. Service Rerord "Of those who have entered the armed services three have been listed definitely as killed, one missing in action and presumed dead and one a prisoner captured when Corregidor fell. "I wonder that if framed pictures of these boys with their service records could not be hung In the chart or navigation room of the tanker (Lost Hills). Working Monument "I mentioned this to the father of one of the boys and he said that he liked the idea very much, a working monument to the boys. "I mentioned this also to Mr, Hoffman, of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce last Saturday and he referred me to you. He said that he would be glad to help out In any way. "Is this idea feasible? Yours truly. HENRY C. VOORHEIS." 'I not only think the idea Is feasible but an excellent one. Many monuments to the dead are pretty sad things, esthetically as well as emotionally speaking, but a great ship, moving over the seas In the service of the nation and bearing in her chartroom or wheelhouse pictures of Kern county boys from Lost Hills, the boys that will never cross the seas again—that Is an excellent idea, a "working monument." I am sure If The Californian has pictures of thise boys it would gladly furnish them. If Mr. Voorhels will supply their names we will check up here and see if we have copies. Then they can be sent on to the Ma- rinship Corporation of Sausalito and forwarded to the ship's of- fleers. j CORRECTION Kenneth J. Thayer, returning attorney, will be associated with Attorney Harold D. Leddy, and not affiliated with the lawyer, as was stated In a previous story on Mr. Thayer's return to Bakersfield for law practice. Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION . PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds i Gardens and Flowers and s Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument Display Near the Office Phone 7-7185 Set New Plans in Project Compromises Outlined on 160-Ac re Law; Work on Canal Cited Two compromises were in the making today to the 100- acre limitation provided by the United States reclamation law on the use of water from the Central Valley Project and, at the same time, it was indicated that, work on the Friant-Kern canal that will bring water into Kern county as n part of the project plan, might begin before the end of the year, according to n United Press dispatch. Charles Carey, regional director of the United Slates bureau of reclamation, submitted to representatives of the California Irrigation Districts Association, meeting in Modesto, a preliminary draft of n hill to permit water users owning more than 1(10 acres to pay a 3 por cent interest on construction costs. The hill would empower the secretary of the interior to reserve not less than 50 per cent of each class of water from the project for sale under permanent contracts to districts or water users' associations. The contracts would require provisions making excess land regulations of the reclamation act applicable to any raw, irrigatahle lands, not irrigated before January 1, 104-4. Permanent Contracts Unreserved water would he sold under permanent contracts to any district or organization having -';, per cent of its irrigatable acreage conforming with excess land provisions. The interior department would he authorized to make contracts for the sale of water at per-acre foot rates. sufficient to cover operations and maintenance costs and levy fixed charges to cover costs to he paid by irrigation, with interest not to exceed 3 per cent per year. In Turlock. the same proposal was sketched and it was clarified that under this plan, lands not being irrigated at th« present time would remain subject to the acreage limitations. Deadline WITH US TODAY In Fresno, State Assemblyman S. \j. Heisinger proposed a compromise under which large landholders would he given until 1965 to dispose of their excess acreage. He recommended that the holdings be sold in parcels of not more than 160 acres f o "give the owners full control during their lifetime and finally result in a splendid family home civilization." He urged that the reclamation act be amended to give the interior department power only to enforce contracts and not over disposition of land holdings. Air. Carey, speaking before a Rotary Club meeting iiv Turlock said he had hopes that the Friant-Kern canal, on which the War Production Board ordered walk halted, would be given the "green light" by the War Production Board before the end of the year. Recognizes Impossibility The reclamation bureau official said the reclamation bureau recognized the impossibility of imposing the ItiO-acre limitation and announced that suggestions for encouragement of family-type farms without "causing injustice to farmers now operating" were being considered . "The principle of the family farm as opposed to the factory farm, with its usual attendant evils of itinerant and underpaid labor, rural slums, sparse communities and low buying power is a sound and fixed American principle," he declared. The Elliott amendment which lifts the 160-acre limitation was the subject of senatorial hearings last July conducted in Fresno. Sacramento. Hanford and Bakersfield. At the conclusion of the hearings in Bakersfield, Congressman Klliott and Sheridan Downey, supporting the Klliott Amendment agreed that a compromise measure might be worked out. Hope for Compromise The other Senators in the hearing expressed the hope that Californians would settle the bitter controversy by compromise. It is believed that Mr. Carey is now presenting a basic proposal that may be the nucleus for a compromise agreement among the various factions. Congressman Elliott and Senator Downey have not as yet commented on the proposals. Woman Found Injured Near Local Church Found Injured on Kern street near Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Thursday at 7 p. m., Mrs. Mary Lozano, 429 Alpine avenue, was taken to Mercy Hospital for* treatment of possible skull fracture, by the Rev-'' erend Father Gilbert Myers of Guadalupe Church, according to the city police department. Mrs. Lozano could not remember what had happened to her, but police believe that she was probably struck by an automobile. Her condition is reported by the hospital as "fairly good." Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harvey, San Francisco. Visiting. Porterfield hotel. M. H. Potter. Minneapolis, Minn. Business. Bakersfield Inn. M. W. Loving, Chicago, 111. Business. Bakersfield Inn. F. E. Sanders, Rapid City, S. Dak. Visiting. Padre hotel. Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Ryan, Pascoe, Wash. Visiting. Padre hotel. MAYOR NAMES OPTIMIST WEEK CONFIDENCE IN LEADERS THEME OF CLUB MOVE A concerted appeal that people everywhere reconsecrate themselves to the task of winning the war through greater co-operation and confidence in themselves and their leaders has been made through the proclamation of the eighth annual Optimist Week, by Mayor Alfred Siemon, it was announced today. During Optimist Week, from October 1 to October 7, which is sponsored by the Optimist clubs throughout North America, the public will be urged to take more interest in the juvenile delinquency problem. Particular emphasis will be placed on the problems of youth. Mayor Siernon's proclamation reads: "Whereas, it is the solemn duty of each and every one of us on the home front to protect and safeguard those precious things for which our heroes are fighting on the battlefronts in this war of survival, and whereas "In order that we may keep faith with those whose valor is ransom for our way of life, it is most necessary that we fully realize our dependency upon each other and work together in the spirit of unit, and whereas "The Optimist clubs of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico been established to promote this friendly spirit of co-operation among individuals and groups through the exercise of realistic and constructive optimism, and have designated the week of October 1 as Optimist Week, as one means of appealing to all individuals to adjust their differences with one another to hasten the day of victory; "Now. therefore, I, Alfred Siemon, mayor of the city of Bakersfield. do hereby proclaim the week of October 1. 1944. as Optimist Week in this city and urge all citizens to give sincere consideration to this timely appeal to the end that torment may be lifted from men's hearts and peace may come for !ill nations and peoples. "Signed. ALFRED SIEMON." Padre Hotel Chief, Assistant, Resign George C. Farr, manager of the Hotel Padre here, announced today that he is resigning, effective October 1, and will take a six weeks' vacation, after which he will make an announcement concerning his future plans. Mr. Farr said also that P. H. Brown, assistant manager, is also resigning. Before coming here some 10 months ago Mr. Fan- was manager of the famous Mission Inn at Riverside. He has been active here in the Kiwanis, chambers of commerce and Veterans of Foreign Wars. No successor has been announced as yet for the Padre. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 16 New Ration Stamps to Be Validated FIVE BLUE, THREE RED TICKETS WILL BE GOOD OCTOBER 1 Five more blue stamps used for processed foods, and three more red stamps, used for meats-fats, will he validated on Sunday, October 1, the Fresno district OPA office announced today. Blue stamps to be validated are M-3, N-5. P-0, Q-5 and II-:,. Red stamps validated will be H-5, J-5 and K-5. ATI stamps will be worth 10 points for processed foods and 30 points for meats, fats. All stamps will be good indefinitely. Consumers are reminded to budget these red and blue points because it is not expected that any more red stamps will be validated until October 29 and blue stamps until November 15. Last Rites Held for Assessor Tom Burke Hundreds of friends gathered as mourners today at the funeral services for Tom F. Burke, county assessor, who died Tuesday after fulfilling more than a quarter of a century of service in public office, winning honor and respect of his fellow citizens. The Reverend Thomas Lund, pastor of First Congregational Church, eulogized the county official as a public servant and as a loyal and devoted husband and good citizen as exemplified by his community works. The services were conducted at the church and a long processional of mourners proceeded to Union Cemetery were interment took place. Scores of beautiful floral offerings were tendered by sorrowing friends. Pallbearers who assisted were Paul J. Howard, Frank Dunspaugh. Henry Scott, C. H. Morgan, Ben Hal- Iowa y and Alex Cook. Honorary bearers included A. W. Noon, S. A. Woody, Albert Goode, H. E. Woodworth, Henry J. Brandt and George Haberfelde Survivors of the public official In! elude his widow, Mrs. Blanche J. Burke; his daughter. Mrs. Jane West; his grandchildren. Burke West, of Corpus Christi, Texas, Mrs. R. N. Herridon. Riverside, and his brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Morgan and Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Rawley, and a niece, Helen Ted row. Methyl Bromide Is Available to Farmers Growers of potatoes, tomatoes and other agricultural products may again obtain methyl bromide, a liquified gas. for fumigation of their crops, according to a report released today by the state department of agriculture. The department said that methyl bromide also is beneficial in the state's oriental fruit moth and ously, a priority and allocation rodent eradication programs. Previ- order for gas was necessary. CAMERA STOLEN Eva Hussey, 443 Ayer street, reported to the county sheriff's office this morning that a camera valued at $27 and several packages of cigarettes had been stolen from her unlocked car parked in the driveway of her home. Final Rites Planned for Mary A. Herod Final rites for Mary A. Herod. 76. Kern county pioneer, who died September 28 at a local hospital, will be held September 30 at 2 p. m. at Dough ty-Calhoun-O'AIeara Chapel, the Reverend John Buus of Panama Congregational Church officiating. Interment will be in the family plot of Union Cemetery. Mrs. Herod was born in Healds- hurg, August S, 1808, and lived in Bakersfield for 70 years. She and her husband, James Herod, who died June 25, 194;!, were pioneer ranchers in the Panama district and conducted a dairy business for many years. Surviving Mrs. Herod are her sons. Lester E. Herod. Bakersfield; Roy M. Herod, merchant marine: six grandchildren of Bakersfield and six great-grandchildren of Bakersfield; a brotrer, Will May, Bakersfield: a sister, Mrs. Cora Bowen, Maricopa. Local Artist Shows Paintingsjrt Hotel Gertrude O'Moore, local artist, is exhibiting her paintings at Hotel El Tejon. The display includes 20 studies of wide variety, ranging from landscapes and western scenes, to portraits. The exhibit is open to the public from 2:30 p. m. through the evening for the coming week. Miss O'Moore will be present to answer questions of interested persons. V-Day Celebration Panned by Vets' Hospital Visitor If Mr. and Mrs. Citizen could see the mangled bodies of United States boys from battle front^f overseas there would be no V-Day celebration, says C. W. Sherrill, Kern county veterans' service officer who has just completed a trip to all the Veterans' Administration Hospitals and three army and navy hospitals in the state. Instead, he continues, they would offer a. prayer that maybe half this terrible war is over and they would ask God to end the war with Japan as soon as possible. There are thousands of young men for whom there will never be another celebration, since they lie in their beds, counting the days. Some are blind, some have lost arms, hands, legs. Some have bodies full of sharpnel wounds. Some are sick with malaria contracted in the swamps of the .south Pacific and most pathetic of all are the mental cases. There is no one more anxious to welcome the day of total victory over our enemies than these men, Mr. Sherrill relates. "Day after day as we pick up the official casualty lists we note that they contain the names of more and more of the boys- from this county who have paid with their lives for the freedom you and I now enjoy. So let us not think of celebration when Germany is whipped, but in stead let us all work a little harder turning out the things our boys need to win the war," he concluded. SPEAKS TONIGHT—Judge Goodwin J. Knight, of Los Angeles, who will address meeting here sponsored by Pro-America. KNIGHT TO SPEAK AT PUBLIC MEET JURIST WILL APPEAR AT SCHOOL FRIDAY Forum Speakers Outline Dislocation Aftermaths CROWD HEARS EXPERTS DISCUSS EFFECTS OF WAR'S TURMOIL ON WORLD By BETH DYE Judge Goodwin Knight of Los Angeles, southern California jurist, will speak at a public meeting in Emerson School auditorium tonight at S o'clock under the auspices of the Kern county unit of Pro-America. Mrs. Albert S. Goode. president of the local unit, will introduce the speaker. The meeting, which is open to the general public without charge, regardless of political affiliation, is also being sponsored by the Kern county Republican central committee. The program is being held in lieu of the regular monthly meeting of Pro- America and a large delegation of members from Kern communities surrounding Bakersfield is expected, according to Mrs. Ed Rose, general chairman of the arrangements committee. "What to Expect From the Republicans." will be the subject of Judge Knight who is well kritfwn to local audiences, having appeared here on several public programs in the past. The judge, a veteran of World War I, is an active member of the American Legion, and is an authority on political science and has specialized in interpretation of the mining laws of California and other western states. Assisting Mrs. Goode and Mrs. Rose with arrangements for the meeting are: Mrs. Harry Hammett, vice-chairman; Mrs. Ray Burum, secretary, and Mrs. A. L. Trowbridge. treasurer of Pro-America and the following committee members: Mesdames A. R. Hitchcock. H. A. Hopkins, Server Kaar, J. W. Culliton, Marvin Davis. H. J. Johnson, Daniel Roche, Claude Baker and Don Rex. Judge Knight, known to radio fans as the moderator of the Los Angeles Forum of the Air. appeared in Bakersfield last year under the auspices of Pro-America. Terrific dislocations and changes here and abroad due to migrations of peoples, disruption of industry, scrambling of property abroad, liquidation of the great middle class, demobilization, influence of the left, and trends toward experience rather than certification, were brought to the attention of 500 persons at a forum here on American Postwar Adjustment last night. The realistic attitude of the three speakers. Oliver Carlson. Dr. Francis J. Bowman, and Dr. W. Ballentine Henley, brought a practical value to the discussion, which was sponsored by Bakersfield branch. American Association of University Women at Washington School auditorium. Emphasized by Doctor Henley, the forum brought out need for international organization now, rather than waiting for a framework until there was equality for all or Utopia based on the golden rule. Need of some organization including all rather than a "league of a few nations," was stressed to avoid political anarchy, chaos or "turning the countries over to brigands." Leftist Trend Discussing the trend toward the left, in Europe, Mr. Carlson called attention to such tendencies in Italy, France, Yugoslavia, (and even) England, and mentioned the communistic leanings of De Gaulle and Tito. "The United States cannot help being affected by this influence on 500,000,000 Europeans. It r vill drive some of us more to the right, some to embrace communism and some to try to learn from them as we hope they can learn from us," Doctor Carlson said. From those to whom much has been given, much is expected, the speakers Implied, pointing up the fact that production capacity in the United States has reached fit) per cent of that of the world, whereas the population of this country is in per cent. It was Doctor Carlson's point of view that "so long, however, as we have poor people in this country, we do not have genuine over-production, but rather, bad distribution." Ho cited answers to the problems of San Joaquin valley, for example— cotton mills, more gins, to take care of the workers throughout the non-picking months. "Industry and labor mus-t lie integrated in their planning." he believes. The speakers, Doctor Henley particularly, mentioned the ability "f other countries to absorb the surplus of this country noting that capital had begun to m<>\e out of the United States, even before the present war. Dislocation Problem l)octor Ho\vin;tn. who discussed dislocation bv migration of peoples, challenged bis hearers on the subject of whether returning servicemen will be content with the homes they return to. He believes they will have to be presented with homes different from the type they left at the of the depression, or they "will move on." They do not know what they want, it is true, but they will recognize it if they do, or do not get it, he added. Neai ly ..OOii.iWO are now discharged and some fifteen or twenty thousand more will have gone through the armed forces. About f> per cent, at least, may return crippled. In answer to a question from the audience regarding concrete answers to the population problem. Doctor Bowman stressed need for the best in this country to reproduce and suggested investigation as to whether the law prohibiting defectives to reproduce is being enforced, and if not, that action be taken to see that it is. Mr. Carlson developed the thought that property relations were completely scrambled In Europe, and that economic chaos results. He also discussed the disorganization that must be met there from the liquidation of the middle class, resulting in the rich at the top, a gap between, and the poor at the base. The audience was interested In the three men's focus on certification versus practical experience. They agreed that standards must not be lost but that a more pragmatic attitude is likely to prevail following the period of intense war discipline. Miss Edna Keough, persident of the local branch A. A. U. W.. presided graciously, introducing the speakers and Miss Ysabel Forker, state A. A. U. W. president, and Miss Eloise Nelson, vice-president of the local branch. Mrs. Joseph Le Conte was general chairman in charge of arrangements. CRASH THROUGH HOTEL WALL—Colliding at the intersection of Twelfth avenue and Highway 99 In Delano Wednesday, a Chevrolet coupe and large truck and trailer crashed through the west brick wall and northwest corner of Hotel Kern, coming to a atop half way across the hotel lobby. Krikor Setrak Kumy 49, Box 944, Delano, driver of the coupe, was uninjured and Henry Roy Wilbur, 44, of 6534 El Belinda avenue, Bell Gardens, driving the truck and trailer for Asbury Transportation Company of Los Angeles, suffered a slight injury to his left arm. Mrs. Elizabeth Knowles, owner and proprietor of the hotel, received slight cut* on her right arm from flying glass. Extent of damage, which includes broken windows, damage to plaster and furniture, is not known. . Tomerlin Is Speaker at Legion Meeting At the regular weekly meeting of Frank S. Reynolds Post. American Legion, held in Legion hall last night, members heard a, talk by C. L. Tomerlin on the subject, "America's Postwar p'oreign Relations." Mr. Tomerlin, in an interest ing resume of the growth of the country's foreign policies from tlw foundation of the Union to the present time, stated his belief that there will be no return to isolationism after this war. He said: "We will form military alliances with our friends to prevent future wars. England is our first line of defense in Europe: we must defend the integrity of China in order to secure bases for the protection of our Pacific possessions. Friendship with Russia is imperative." Mr. Tomerlin concluded by saying, "While co-operation between friendly powers will be required to keep the peace, such co-operation must not go to the extent of creating any 'superstate' involving territorial or governmental integrity of the United States." Leon Bryson, chairman of the child welfare committee, laid plans before the post for the annual Christmas party for underprivileged children and was given full authority by the post to proceed with plans to enlarge the party, usually confined to crippled children, to include indigent and abandoned children in the juvenile home. W. Waldon reported the taking of a sample copy of the post's twenty fifth anniversary issue of "Those Who Serve" to Sacramento on a recent official trip and of the high praise given the publication by state officials to whom it was shown. A. W. Kabes, of the post history book committee, reported a gratifying tabulation of advance reservations for the book, soon to go on sale throughout the county. Frederick E. Hoar, post commander, presided at the meeting and refreshments followed the session. FirsTl944~ Cotton Ginned at Old River To Ray Jarrard, of the Producers' Old River Gin, goes the honor of the first ginning of 1944 cotton crop, judging from the announcement made today that 40 bales have been put through the gin. The cotton was grown In the southern part of the valley where crops mature more readily, and at Panama, on the lands of A. R. Sanders and J. A. Woodard, respectively. Mr. Jarrard said that the quality of this year's crop looks up to standard and the yield will amount to approximately a bale -arid a bale and a half to the acre at the conclusion of the picking season. Warm weather will make a material difference in the maturing of the crops and cotton growers are hoping that there will not he an early rain. Registration Heavy on Last Day IsJReport CO-OPERATION OF PUBLIC PRAISED BY COUNTY CLERK Last-minute registration of voters yesterday was reported to have been heavy by R. J. Veon, Kern county clerk. However, he had only praise for the pleasant co-operation of the general public, as well as for the efficient handling of registrations by the employes of the county clerk's office and the 50 outside deputies. During the last 12 days, 2500 voters registered in the county office. Mr. Veon said. The majority of these registrations were recorded the last four days, he added. In spite of the rush yesterday, registrations proceeded quickly, and there was never at any time during the day a long line outside the county office as in previous years. Mr. Veon reports applications have been received for 8400 absentee voters ballots. The majority of these are from men and women in the services. Absei.teo voters must apply for their ballots on or before November 2. Life Insurance Head to Speak at Meeting Horace F. Beckham, superintendent of agencies for Minnesota Mutual Life Company, will address members of Kern County Life Underwriters Association at Hotel El Tejon Monday at a 12 o'clock luncheon on the topic, "Prospecting." All life insurance agents in Kern county are invited, according to Michael Ellis, president. Depositing of Blue Tokens (Explained New Method of Handling Ration Exchange Listed Bakersfield housewives and persons with ration bank accounts may deposit blue tokens in sealed envelopes as well as in token containers, the Fresno Office of Price Administration announced today. Beginning October 10, blue tokens may not be used for any purpose. Through October !'. retailers may deposit them in ration banks or take them to their local war price and rationing board in exchange for certificates or ration coupons. The use of envelopes was authorized as a convenience to the trade and because the supply of cardboard containers in which tokens were originally supplied to hanks and stores is inadequate In some areas, the OPA explained. The envelopes which may be used are of two sizes. For 250 or fewer tokens, a small envelope is available at local boards. For quantities of 251 to 1000 tokens, a larger bulk envelope should be used. That envelope may be supplied by the retainer. Not more than 100 tokens innv be placed in the bulk envelope and not more than L'iiO may be placed in the small envelope. All envelopes must be sealed, with the business name and address, a statement that the tokens are deposited or exchanged under the processed foods rationing program, and the number of tokens enclosed written on the face. Person submitting the envelope must sign his name, signifying the statements are true. WOMAN BL'RNKD First degree burns were suffered by Ali-s. Bertha Leeds, 10-0 L street, while she was attempting to put out a small fire in the kitchen of her home today at 12::!f> p. m. City firemen came to her aid. extinguishing the flames, which did $15 worth of damage and had been started by an overheated toaster. Closer Co-operation Seen in New Reclamation Setup By MAE SAINDEISS Decentralization of the United States Bureau of Reclamation for closer co-operation with communities to be served and already served by the Central Valley Project has been accomplished for the purposes of better co-ordination and administration, according to Paul S, Jones, assisting chief of the division of water utilization and management, visiting liere yesterday from Sacramento. He ,vas accompanied by David S. Stoner, assistant chief of the same division. General Policies Mr. Jones said that the bureau that operates in the 17 western states will now function with only general policies* formulated In Washington and with local problems referred directly to the regional offices. All of the Central Valley Project, Santa Barbara county and the coastal streams of the north are located in region No. 2, headed by Charles Carey, regional director. Harry S. Riddell is the director of the Bakersfield office. "With the new plan, larger prob- ems can be solved much more rapidly at the Sacramento office where the personnel is more familiar with local conditions than if time were to be consumed In referral to Washington," Mr. Jones said. Other offices of the bureau are maintained in Visalia, Modesto and Col usa. Chief purposes of these offices will be the closer administration of the Central Valley Project to know how much water will be needed In the various areas, what flood control is needed, how best to get water to the points where it is needed and what is happening to the underground water and how It can best be replenished, Mr. Jones reported. Mr. Jones said that water from the Friant dam is now being used in the northern San Joaquin valley on an interim basis until the Kern Friant canal Is constructed. The Central Valley Water Project through Shasta dama preserved '.MO,000 acres of crops during the past season, Mr. Jones said. The power made has been sold to the Pacific Gas and Electric company on an interim basis by order of the federal power commission. Through waters from this dam the salinity content of the delta area is being partially controlled at the present time. The Bureau Is now working on a plan and consulting with various groups and organizations throught the Central Valley Project area to arrive at a proposal to ameliorate the 160-acre limitation as applied to the Central Valley Project, Mr. Jones said. Charles S. Carey spoke before the southern San Joaquin utility district board of directors last night and held conference with this group. Other meetings are scheduled .throughout the district in order to work out fair legislation, Mr. Jones said. j WarChest Plans Complete State Drive Leader Addresses Meeting of Kern Chairmen Final D-Day and H-Hour '. plans for the October !)-No' vember 11 war chest drive were made this week when 22 i war chest leaders—represent- I ing Kern county and the state organization—were guests of County Chairman Arthur S. Crites at a dinner meeting in the desert room at Hotel El Tejon. J. Henry Lang, executive secretary for the California War Chest, and Charles L,. Dtifur. field representative, southern section, California War Chest, offered suggestions for accelerating the Kern county war chest drive and summarized war chest developments in other sections of the state. According to Mr. Lane, the war chest picture for lfl-14 has many encouraging features that were lacking or undeveloped at the time of the 1!M3 campaign, when the consolidation of the many relief agencies into one appeal was inaugurated. Leadership Quality The executive ^secretary declared that the chest organizations throughout the state are fortunate this year in the quality of their leadership. In only a few cases throughout the state chest have the leaders been changed; most of them are the experienced workers who conducted the drives last year. Mr. Lang said. The opportunity for a greater coverage was made possible this year, Mr. Lang said, because there was a longer period of preparation. "The foundation for good publicity was laid during the campaign last year and that, plus the longer preparation period for this campaign, makes the job of interpreting the chest drive to the public an easier one for the 1944 campaign," Mr. Lang said. Labor Participation Labor participation and fine team spirit were two other factors mentioned by Mr. Lang as encouraging features of the 1944 drive. According to the executive secretary, the A. P. of L. and C. I. O. have both gone on record as backers of the war chest drive and the majority of the union members have pledged to subscribe one day's pay to the relief drive. The team spirit, complimented by Mr. Lang, was the cooperation between the various divisions of the war chest. "Everyone is handed together, working not merely for his individual community, but for the whole nation," the speaker declared. A recommended basis for the coming drive, Mr. Lang said, was to have one field worker for each 10 persons to be contacted. Small Area Covered The executive secretary concluded with the advice that the small areas must be thoroughly canvassed to make a success of the drive. "More than two million people in California live in small communities, with populations of L'500, or le^s," he declared. L. W. Frick, Lament chairman, suggested that corporations and large landowners with headquarters and holdings in different districts make allocations of their contributions so that all areas where their holdings are located get a percentage of their donations. Mr. Crites agreed with Mr. Friok's suggestion and declared that the matter would be worked out on that basis. Mrs. Harriet Slater, Lebec chairman, announced that the Lebec War Chest has called a meeting at Hotel ",ebec at 8 p. m., October 1. The public is invited, Mrs. Slater said. Confidence in Chairmen Confidence in the ability of the county chairmen to carry their districts to victory In the war chest campaign was expressed by Mr. Crites. who announced that some of the county chairmen had asked for an increase in their quotas because they were certain they would be able to reach "T-Day" (Over-the-top Day) soon after the opening of the drive. C.uests of Mr. Crites included Mrs. Criles, Beecher Rintoul, member of the Kern County War Chest executive committee and representative of Taft; E. Jones. Standard Oil Company and Taft representative: L. W. Frick. Lament chairman; W. H. Jahant, Wasco chairman; H. W. Kelley, head of the newly organized •Shatter Community Chest; William Hallock, Delano chairman: J. W. Boehm, Arvin chairman; Lloyd Myers. Buttouwillow representative, and William D. Tracy, Buttonwillow chairman. Others were W. J. Elgar, Bakersfield chairman; Del Branch, manager of the Bakersfield Community Chest drive; Mrs. Grace F. Knabes, Kern county War Chest secretary; Mrs. Mary Jane Tate, Kern county War Chest publicity: Mrs. R. W. Loudon, Panama chairman: Mrs. Harriet Slater, Lebec chairman: Harold llodson. Greenfield chairman; George 11. Klllinger, Boron chairman. Mrs. Helen Rankin, Walkers Basin chairman; M. M. Warner, Randsburg chairman; Mrs. Warner: Charles L. Dufur, field representative, California War Chest, and J. Henry Lang, executive director of the California War Chest. Kern Tomato Harvest Is Underway GOOD QUALITY CROP REPORTED IN COUNTY BY FARM COMMISSIONER Kern county's tomato harvest i« underway with no apparent labor shortage, it was announced by Lewis A. Burtch, Kern county agricultural commissioner. The crop, which is of good quality, Is yielding from 25 to 30 carloads a day, Mr. Burtch said. The only district producing In Kern at present is the EdUon area. Tomato growers are selling most of their produce to commercial markets, with a small percentage going to the government.

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