The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 30, 1944 · Page 6
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Bakersfield, California
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Saturday, September 30, 1944
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5 Sot-Woy, September 30, 1944 ftfre gafafrgfidb Caltforttian Local Pilot Home After 20 Months Service Overseas liv Alt LINK KANKIt Hack from I'irin.i and India \\hi'ic 1'"K -a month;- I:.' lias In" n piloting '. ir.iiii-pi.ris r.iiT.'itu; supplies to I'liiin'so and Ani'-ri'Mn troop;., ('a|i- tain Ci-.iri.-i- Hannah, Jr., v ilh lli;4 Combat hours in his credit, is in Ksk'-r^l'ic'Ul tn.ioyini; the luxury of lile in the slates ,,n his " leave, lie and hi.-- v. ife, are Maying lit the home 1.1' their relatives. Mi. iind Mr.-. Jlny !,<•«!.-. nil .li-tro-sun S-lreet. ''apiain llann.ili is relui-tant to ' rial', nate on the of hj s Dis- | liiii;;iisiied !•"!> iim t'l-nss \\ith fmir: < ial. Leaf Clu.-ti i ,.. his Air Medal with ; l';\ '-• CiuM< is .,,id the I'.roii/.e Star ; pinned to In-- A--ia!ie ihi.ili-r ribbon, i but the. la.-t Iliat he has been flying ! a < '--IT iran.-|i..rt ••-, • -r t he "i lump" it) I '.uria.i ;..r tin- air I ra n-|io|-t i man.I .in.! v,.-,.- uith Ceneral Sii|\\i>|| in ' he hi.; I'.ai laa pii.-h explains l,:,,-h. j .Amounts of Flights Aeeoiints of his llunna II.pad flights has appeari'd in an article, i nv i i,- \\-i? ,. , , f . ,, "Th,. Hjin^ H,,,Mptv l.nmp.ies." hv ° N , '! U fc ~ "I'taln C.eorKo Han- C. M. S. War (',„•;,.,,,,,n,l..Mt K,.ii. »:>>'. -I""., is home on leave after L'0 inipiiths nf flying supplies to Chinese and American troops over tile "1 him])" in Hurma. C. 1>. S. Wai- Correspondent Kric Sevariod in Air Xesvs, later condensed for the May, lltll, Header's Digest, and in llnn.ks At kinson's i-ipliimns in thp> New York Times. Of Ihe sparkling descriptions of his f . ivi | iiin ,,|,,, ts n,.,.,,^, loflk ,,j. s ,, rl . w,.rk. MM- m,,dest y,.,,,,g |,il..t says] trllMnK .„ oxnard. basic at only. I hose lellow.; sure puiir it on ' . . , , • •• Merced and ,-idvanceil at Stockton. The captain has met many war whfl| ' f> >"' V -' ;|H Kraduated anrl re- c.prrespondonts who, he says' used ' ''''' Vl ''' llis second lieutenant's bars, his plane for transportation.' Among I ' Y "" 1 lh '''' (1 '"' W( ' nt '" ''"I"' field. them was liarrell Hcrrinan. R-ikors- i N - ''•• •'""' '" -lanuary, l!M:i, was tieid l.ov and oiitstainling I "nil cd j'r.-ss uritp'i- in the Asiatic theater. I '''oree. Hi- and r.eiii^an li\e.l in tin- same ' ll( ' s till can't believe that he has - •• -, , sc ' Mt '" Ill(ii " « jl11 thi! Tenth Air '''oree. ll( ' s till can't believe that he has tra \elcd around the world and seen I'rai-c- ( hinc-e ]-',, r the Chinese soldier, to whom ''•'I'taili Hannah sa>s. "1 slave,] ""•'' a " '' xl1 '- 1 ll; 'V "" »>y wiV I'ack ,„. .,,. „,,„,„.,, ,o »,„„, '" ""• ' ll " | - <l Stales-, because Her- | lie eairied vital food and sup|ilies liad some Hakcrsl'ield Caliloi- the f|j ,.r has hiKli praise. "lle'.s lnans ; "" 1 ' coiildnt. wait to M 't J,-O ( P.|. and he'll shoot, if you Rivo him nyu.s from hom. Actually Hakersfield has been home lor only three years. A na- tivo of Knoxville. 'i'enm, the Hlj-yrar- dld flyer, who was an Knglish major at the 1'nhersity of Tennessee, came lo Hakersficlil three years ago and •worked for liis In-othcr-in-law, Roy Lewis, for a year before joining the air corps at Mmter .Field in January. i:M.'. Captain Hannah, who held a loniethinR to shoot with. As for the Japanese airmen, we didn't come in contact with many of ihose. L'n- armed transports lake special care to avoid them." Captain Hannah is nursing a sun hm-noil face, not from his Indian sojourn but from the cross-country ride he made in his open convertible on his way back to P.akersfield. Arid he thoiiRht India was the hottest Taft Job's Daughters Will Observe World Communion TAFT, Sept. US— In order that j peeled lo be initiated in October at memli.-i-s may participate j n world-j which time Taft J-lethel hopes to en•wide, communion scheduled for Sunday, October I, Miss Jane Kuwcliffe, honored queen of Tall Jiethed Nn. :>S. Job's .Daunhler, i.s asking that Hethel inembcr.s attend the 1'res- terlain ]Urk Oussie O. Headon, deputy grand guardian, of Bakersfield. The calendar for the fall meetings includes a party honoring the De.Mo- lays, a birthday celebration fcir the byleiian Church as a body on thai Helhel and an'evening meeting for l ' !l -\'- "U Jlasonlc und Kastern Star bodies She staled that a large class is ex- 1 on the West Side. That Hoover Cleaner of yours is more valuable now than ever. Let Hoover help you take care of it with genuine Hoover Company service and pans. We are the authorized Hoover service agency equipped with everything it takes to put your Hoover Cleaner in tip-top shape—ready for more good cleaning. Register your Hoover today for a free inspection. Service charges are low. All work guaranteed. Estimates furnished. Take no chances with unauthorized service. CALL 5-5851 KJ.IX THICAL .\ITI.I.\\CK SKKVK'K DANCE Where Friends Meet R. E. (Buster) EVANS With His VICTORY DANCE ORCHESTRA Every Saturday Night UNION AVENUE BALLROOM Modern and old-time dancing—no jitterlniKging—every Saturday night. Admission 50c plus tax. Dancing 9 to 1. EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT Modern and Old-Time Dancing Let's have fun After the Fair. Apron and Overall Dance. Remember at The Barn W. H. Blmif Cillir of Pioneir Dincn Oiorce Latfoon and His Barn Owls Furnishing thi Music Admission Me, Tax lOo No Jitterbugs No Slacks No Levies THE BARN Ball Tarrac* and Stlna Road HARING ISHEARS By MAK There are times when history in liie making Is intense an during the present world war, and there fire times when the history of homeland Is more meaningful as now and both points of views are confirmed in "Those Who Serve," the memorial publication of the Frank S. Reynolds Post, American Legion, that Is now being prepared for release. A preview of the work shows a breadth and scope that is unusual and the Inspiration that launched the book, the tribute to the men and women of the armed scrvlcpnj from Kern county, has lent the book an authenticity of teeling that illumines its scholarship and fine editorial conception. John U'.-rtts headed the publication staff as editor, with I'Yed \\heeler. past commander o| the Legion here, with Jesse Stockton responsible for Ihe content; Jim Day In charge of publicity and (Jlenn Stanfield responsible for distribution next month. SACNDKKS Captain Cardiner ready to receive us." This bit re-creates another day, another age, but everyone will recognize the valley, beloved picture of the homeland that "glitters in the sun." There will be few young men and women In the armed services who will have such a telling mo- mento for their future years, us they can easily recall their comrades in service from the photographs included in the hook, and it will be a permanent record for the community, which should be indebted to its editors for compiling this human document of present times. For everyone, the book brings close the sum and substance of what Kern county represents from its earliest beginnings, its debt to the Spanish explore™ and mission padres, to its pioneers and jnde- fatigible builders of community life from tide marshes to modern empire of farm lands, industries, railways, and mineral and oil riches, and cultural values. Jesse Stockton, historian, who has assembled the history, has selected from the opulent, historical archives the human, warm story as it appears in diaries, newspaper accounts, narration, reminiscenes of the builders of the community. A less imaginative historian would have compiled and compressed with little gain, while the highly selective* method used gives the tangy flavor of incident, drama, movements of peoples, personalities and events woven into the time of Kern county's clock of advancement from the moment the first white man set eyes upon the broad sweep of the valley floor to the present hour of young men and women giving their utmost to preserve the ideals that made the country. In the roster of names are many sons and daughters of the pioneers, whose names appear in the earliest, pages of the history, and also there are names of young men and women whose families are but recently settled in Kern, paralleling; the historical pattern of earlier times when newcomers were welcomed and recognized by the pioneers. "Those AVho Serve" admirably preserves the spirit of the pioneers and couples it to the spirit of youth and the future. Mr. Stockton in his historical Introduction simply states: "It is fitting that we keep a record of the boys and girls and the men and women who are giving the best years of their lives (sometimes all) for the protection of our country and our ideals. It is also appropriate that this same record should contain the history of their community, of men, events and places that contributed to the making of that country and those ideals." And this is what "Those AA'ho Serve." does with high excellence. Tart of the flavor of the early accounts can be savored from the account in the history by Bishop AVilliam Ingraham Kip who wrote in 1892: "About noon we reached Tejon Pass, a valley hemmed in by mountains. At its entrance, a large dry lake of saleratus glittered in the sun. The loose powder, wafted up by the wind, hung over it like a white cloud (Castle lake near Lebec). "The valley here Is several miles wide and as we drove through It we saw on the soft earth, the whole length of the way, the tracks of two large gri/.'/.lies. As we approached the military post, Hell cracked his whip vigorously and the tired mules, urged to a spasmodic effort, dashed up to the officers' (|urrters where wo found By MKS. AN.N'K CABOT Make a Kmiu-t, ci-{pwnU?aw und buckled- In-ihe-buck miciria hat of extrti material muUhiiiB one of your bright and cay cot- j ton frocka. A navy polkn-doitcd print on I pale nink linen or cotton will make a Munnintt bonnet—white pique, red and white iilnghani—almost any sort of wiiah- able cotton makes a good crownlesa model. Included In the pattern also is the Dutch bonnet to bo made In silk, lightweight woolens or cottons. To obtain complete palterns for the vrownleHH sports hat and the Dutch bonnet (Pattern No. 6180) send 15 centu In coin, pluu 1 cent postage, your name, ad- UIL-SS and the pattern number to Anne I'ahot, The Hakersdeld Californlan, 700 Mission Btroi'l, San Francisco. There is much of the homeland in these pages. There are the pages that tell the history of the local chapter of the American Red Cross, the Kern County Defense Council, the American Legion find its auxiliary and other groups more civilian In nature that have done outstanding war work. There Is tribute to the men and Women who worked in these organizations, accomplished their chores, both in \VorId War I and in World War II. The link is the link of service. There is the bond between those who do patriotic duty in time of war and those who serve daily in building the community and tliis is the spirit that predominates the pages. Whether ono turns to the story on page 4ti, the newspaper account of the fire that demolished Bakersfield in 1874, a city that proudly refused help and solved its own problems, or to the romantic story of the early days of Keyesville, and llavilah. to the eventful times of newspaper rivalries as related by Alfred Ilarrell, the pageant of history is molded firmly and proudly by a people that are warp and woof of an enduring America. It's a well-rounded history that touches upon the broad field of human endeavors, of a people at war and at peace, a saga of which Kern folk may well be proud with no dark pages marring the advance, of a community that has given birth to and kept faith through the years with the Ideals for which its young people are now fighting on the batllefronts. It i.s fitting in a review that the sponsors be complimented upon their work. Much credit goes to Fred S. Wheeler, commander of the post, who encouraged, backed and worked for the publication; to John Watts, the imaginative editor, who assigned the jobs with good judgment, judging' from the results; and to many others, including Roy L. Driggers, vice- commander; J'Yed C. Hoar, second vice-commander; Roy Mesbitt, finance officer; Xewell Curran, adjutant; Karl L. Chesmore. historian; Albert L. Rollin, chaplain; A. J. Chauran, sergeant-at-arms, and the executive committee. B. Claude Enyart, A. AV. Kabes, Robert Johnstone. The committee responsible for the book includes Mr. AVheeler, C,len Stanfield, A. AV. Kabes, Bruce Merman and J. U. Stockton and Mr. Watts and James F. Day, managing editor of The Calil'or- nian, whose own inspiration it was. during the early days of induction to make a pictorial record of Kern youth going to war, now an invaluable record in a permanent form. European War Hero Home on Leave For his heroic air exploits over enemy-held targets in Italy and England, which earned him the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Cluster, the Air Medal with Sevfen Oak Leaf Clusters, as well as a Presidential Unit Citation, First Lieutenant Kenneth O. Hillman, 22, son of Mr. mcl Mrs. Luther O. Hillman, Paola, Kan., is home visiting his wife, Ruth, and son, John, of 3000 Twentieth street, on a 21-day leavpj. Lieutenant .Hillman completed 41 nissions as pilot of a B-17 Flying Fortress for 10 months in the European theater of operations. The cluster to his D. F. C. was awarded for bringing homo a ship •iddled with more than 1000 bullet loles, five men wounded, no oxygen ind operating on only three engines. He recalls as his most dangerous nission a raid over Strye, Austria, ivhere only four of his group returned to base. Lieutenant Hillman is n veteran of xlmost four years army service, having enlisted in November, 1940. n ERSKINE HAWKINS and His Orchestra HERE TUESDAY October 3 THE BARN Stine Road South of Brundage DANCE EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT EL PATIO PAVILION 1W, Mile* Wtit of Greenfield ou T.rt Ilichwar NO BETTER FLOOR IN KERN COUNTY br ODKLL JOHNSON and HI8 KIIYTHM RANCH PALS FIRST AH!'CLASS— A six-week course in artificial respiration instruction for BiiUcM'sficilcl High Sclionl IIIIK drivers and otlipr interested students is lieins; given fifth periods at. tlie school hy J. Morion C'hristen- Ken. In the pifturc are (left to rifjlit) .Mrs. Cliri.stenson, .lacke Thomas, Paul Baldwin, Kvelyn Darby and J.oona Durr. West Side Scouts Slate Paper Drive October 21 TAFT, Sept. .",n.—Plans for a pa pel- drive October "1, and a "eampuive" within walking distance of town wer«" among the projects discussed, when Scout leaders of the AVest Side gathered at the Seoul barracks in Taft recently, to complete organ- isation of their fall and winter activities. The District Operating <'ummiltce chairmen for the coming year as introduced by Marvin ('mode, district chairman of the West Side are Harry Abbott, organization and extension; Roy Snyder, camping and activities; Dick AVhite, training; Kverett Swords, health and safely and John C. Brown, advancement program. Don Brown, who presided at the meeting, called on each unit leader for a report on their troop activities since the last, roundtahlc held before the summer vacation. Announcement was made that there would be regular meetings of the I'.oaid of Review the fourth Tuesday of each month, and of the Scout- ers Roundiable the second Tuesday of the month. Also that Troop 1MJ is without a leader. Scoutmasters Harry AVatson and Hen Karly acted as hosts, serving doughnuts and coffee. Attending the meeting were Marvin Coode. Don J. Brown, Ben Karly, Harry Watson, Harry Snyder. C.. B. Husted. Ray Burl, A. C. AVatts. A. L. Seglehorst. B. II. Foster, Karl Crawford, T. K. Diekerson, Scout Kxeculive C. 1). Bartlett and Field Executive Louis Taiigen. Anti-New Deal Club Organized in Arvin Amons; the active organizations In Kern county Is the Arvin Anti-Xew Deal flub, which this week announced the endorsement <>( tluv ! Dewey-liricker-lloiiser ticket. The cluh is composed of Republicans, Democrats and those with tin party affiliations who are opposed to the Xew Deal. Headquarters for the Arvin club have been established at 1 ITp THird street, in Arvin, and the office JH open from 1 o'clock In the afternoon until (i o'clock in the evenintr, according to announcement of the secretary, Mrs. Jessie Hills. The executive committee meets every Monday evening. The leaders, conducted an intensive campaign in the Arvin area this week to see that overj man and woman In the community was registered by September 28. Dick Van Vliet is chairman of the cluli and assisting him. in addition IIP Mrs. Hills are: h'red Friek, \1. I.. Thayer, Claude Ilotkin. Frank D. I'eed. Herman Itexroth. M. D. Hayes. D. It. Spin-lock, J. \j. Kranter, anil Kaymond i'. McCinrr. Arvin precincts include: Arvin, Arvin South, Arvin 'West, foothill. Stockton, Parish, Dlf.Jiorgio and Comanche. The club i.s non-partisan, and leaders have announced that at least five or six workers are covering each precinct, urging all elegible residents to cast their ballots in the coming November election. IIONOLII.U Af.KKTKI) HOXOU'Lr, Sept. 30. W>—Unidentified airplanes later proved to he friendly, gave Honolulans a SO- minute air raid alert this morning and caused considerable uneasiness j in this city, which has had no alarm | of any kind for nearly nine months. 'The alert lasted from l!:l"> a. in. to \ ."p-.ufi a. m. (4:-irp to . r >::!."i a. m., Pacific i war time). WEST CORST OXTHEJW PARADE Leaders of Speakers' Bureau Named in Taft TAFT, Sept. Dll.—The AVest Side chapter of the. American Red Cross announces that its speakers' bureau i.s now under the chairmanship of Mr. and Mi's. Kenneth Skeen. All organizations are urged to use this bureau in i.lanning their fall and winter programs. They should call the Skoens and arrange, dates as soon as possible in order to be assured of speakers when they are needed. The public information chairman, Airs. Donald Silcox, also states that Mrs. Clarence AValdner is the chairman of displays and posters and Mrs. Robert Donaldson chairman of motion pictures. It. is hoped that the social and fraternal organizations will avail themselves of these services in order that the community may be given a continuous picture of the worldwide activities of the American Red Cross. Dissolution of Farm Partnership Sought .1. F. AVilson filed a complaint against Don Clark yesterday, asking for dissolution of their partnership formed in 1!);!7 for the purpose of farming :>JO acres of leased land. The plaintiff charges in the complaint that the defendant converted to his own use ciiuipmont bought under terms of the partnership. The ;!:;il acres of land are located in the south half of section 1, township ;il south, range -U cast, M, L>. B. M., Kern county. WOLMIKI) I'rivate First Class Kldan W. Frazicr has heen wounded in action in the lOuropean area, as announced by the war department through Associated Press. His mother. Mrs. Ralph E.'Frazier, resides in Shafter. Colonial Inn 700 UNION AVENUE The Home of GOOD Steaks Chicken Dinners... Fried or Broiled Steak Dinners... Fried or Broiled Hot Rolls Baked or French Fried Potatoes Soup Salad Drink Dessert PRIVATE PARTY AND BANQUET ROOM Air-Cooled Dining Room Open 4:30 P. M. to 1 A. M. Closed Wednesday THURSDAY October 5 The Dance of the Year! Union Ave. Ballroom FREDDY MARTIN and His Sensational Stars of Stage, Screen and Radio! Get Bargain Advance Tickets Now at Vest's or Tracy's OILDALE • Phone 2-6636 LAST TIMES TODAY "Grapes of Wrath" "Louisiana Hayride" Sunday and Monday Continuous Sunday From 12:45 P. M. THE EVE OF ST. MARK ANNE BAXTER ; WIUIAM EYTHf MKHAEl O'SHEA CARTOON NEWS LAST TIMES TODAY "Gaslight" "Trail to Gunsight" Sunday and Monday Box Office Opens at 11:30 A. M. Show Starts at 12 Noon Maria Montez, Jon Hall in "Cobra Woman" Olsen and Johnson "The Ghost Catchers" Cartoon March of Time Phone 7-7264 LAST TIMES TODAY "Address Unknown" "Standing Room Only" Sunday and Monday Continuous Sunday From 12 Noon ' V.I.K JUDY CANOVA Dorothy Lamour, Dick Powell in "Riding High" NEWS CARTOON PHONE 2-5211 Open Daily at 12 Noon Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Jane Frazee, Frank Albertson in "ROSIE THE RIVETER" Roy Rogers, Smiley Burnette In "YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS" Donald Duck Cartoon NEWS Last Times Today "The Ghost Ship" "Ride, Ranger, Ride" Chap. 9, "Tiger Wolnan" DANCE EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT BEARDSLEY DANCE PAVILION "Where They All Go for Fun" Beardsley Dance Orchestra Admission 50c, Plus Tax Dancing 9 to 1 R1ALTO Sunday, .Monday Gene Tierney In "CHINA GIRL" Claire Trevor in "Woman off the Town" Cartoon Last Times Today "FRISCO KID" "HI DIDDLE DIDDLE" Chap. 12, "8«cr*t ••rvlco" NOW—Continuous Shows TODAY from i;3O OWL SHOW TONIOHT TOMORROW from 12 Noon/ Another HILARIOUS MIRACLE From The Genins of PRESTON STURQIS IODII BRACKEN IlLA RAINES William DEMAREST AND— A Tribute to Army Wives "In the Meantime, Darling" Starring JEANNE GRAIN , EUGENE PAUETTE 1721 13-th St.- fhon,- 7-/I If LAST TIMES TODAY! "The Canterville Ohost" AND "The Singing Sheriff" Starts TOMORROW — 1:45 MARCH portrays the creator ot Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn ... in PLUS-r RALSTON H*P» . niCHVOH : STROHEIM Matinee Daily NOW BACK ACHiMt •Ilk Arthur Marlon , TREACHER • HUTTON i--,. Kirby Grant . Th Games CO-HITI •S^^ ^zjtai ">j^^£^ '305 : )9th St Show Starts D, Last Day Edward G. Robinson "THUNDER IN THE CITY" Buster Crabbe "Fuzzy Settles Down" lily at 12 Noon Tomorrow , Edward G. Robinion "DESTROYER" John Wayna , "LAWLESS FRONTIER" to the Music of Bob Sisson and His Orchestra TONIGHT in Kern County's Most Popular Dance Spot VB* %7W9iW§MMpA BTM-LPI a a T-I * a T-I in Downtown Bakerseld >'» Within Easy Walking Distance ON THE CORNER OF SIXTEENTH and "EYE" Admission 60c Including Tax Servicemen 50c Including Tax

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