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(.M.ituriliiy. Si'pli'mlicr 3(1, lul4) \ Lieutenant (j. K-) George Hanson Son of Mrs. AV. A. Yerxa. 2314 Buena Vista, Lieutenant (leorge Hanson visited his home briefly this week while on a short leave from the armed guard service of / the navy. Lieutenant Hansen has ! v had extensive voyages in Pacific and Atlantic oceans and has visited ,' many foreign ports during his service with the naval reserve. He commands one of the naval gun i crews attached to all ships transporting war supplies. He reported to San Fra.ric.lsoo this week for reassignment. Me was educated at the University of California. I!- Sergeant Joseph E. Angelon! Staff Sergeant Joseph E. Angc- loni, L'O, is one of the lOno American airmen recently repatriated from Rumanian prisoner fit' war camps, lie was a ball-turret gunner of a Liberator and was shot down over Ploesti on July 9, of this year. Now he holds the Air Medal and two Oak Leaf Clusters. Cleo Petty Now reported with the Fifteenth Air Force of Major-General Nathan F. Twining in Italy is Sergeant Cleo C. Petty, of Lamont. He is a waist gunner and began his foreign duty In August of this year. LeRoy Sargent Colors on the chest of LeRoy O. Sargent, of this city, represent the American Defense Ribbon. Good Conduct Medal. European-African Middle Eastern Campaign, with battle campaign stars lor the Tunisian, Sicilian and Italian cam- palgns. Sargent, who went to ' junior college here, is the son of Mrs. Hazel Sargent, 11:! "Eye" street and is now reported serving I as a parachute rigger for a combat airbase in the Mediterranean. John Froese, Shatter John Froese, a radioman with the Army Signal Corps, returned tj his home in Shafter on leave after having participated in the D-Day invasion of France. His landing craft was hit by a shell 300 yards off shore setting the boat on fire. He lost all of his equipment, but swam to the beach where, with the rest of his outfit, he served for 78 days in the hard period of 'the invasion. The Shafter High School boy now wears four gold overseas bars on his sleeve, the pre-Pearl Harbor Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, the Icelandic ribbon, European theater ribbon and one major battle Btar. Robert Wheeler Robert Lockridge Wheeler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Smith Wheeler, 245 Jefferson street has joined the marine corps and is now in training at San Diego. Freels Boys My apologies for the delay in reporting this information which for a time was mislaid in the dozens of letters I receive from servicemen. Sergeant Barrett Freels, United States Infantry was awarded the Bronze Star by command of Major-General Irving for meritorious services between March 10, and May 20, 11)44, particularly in planning details of amphibious landings In the New Guinea sector. Barret's brother, Lawrence, is another veteran of the Pacific cam- tpaign with a fine service record, fl'heir mother is Mrs. H. W. Garrison. ^Planning Head Confers With Shafter Leaders SHAFTER, Sept. 30.—Chester James, Kern County Planning Commission engineer, met with Shaftor business leaders and public officials at a special dinner mooting held recently at Shafter motel. Mr. James has just returned from Washington, D. C.. Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes See Oar Monument Display Near (he Offlre Phone 7-7185 Day Set for City Event Will Mark Fire Prevention Week Fire prevention week in Bakersfield, October 8-11, will i be marked by a mammoth clean-up day set for Thursday, October 12, when city trucks will lour the entire city and pick up rubbish that residents will be urged to stack for a general clean-up. »Caplain Harry Long, bead of the lire-prevention bureau of the city lire department, said today that .schools, commercial organi/iitions, civic and service clubs, women's organizations and churches will be nrged to take part in the campaign to clean-up all refuse. Residents will be urged to clean their houses from cellars to attics and strip the garage of all but bare necessities in order that a complete clean-up of accumulated rubbish can be made. Cheek Wiring' Householders will be urged to check their own home for fire ha/- /ards from broken electric cords to bad wiring, from badly placed bent- ing apparatus to defective fireplaces. Housewives who will begin their fall housecleaning will be urged to save papers and magazines for a salvage pick-up later, but to concentrate on getting rid of household rubbish. Hera are some general hints: Clean up of garage, the hall closet, the stairway closet, remove oily rags and mops that lend themselves to spontaneous ignition, clean the chimney and check all heating equipment to see that it is in good repair. lie- place weatherworn wood shingles with fire-resistant roofing. In the- garage be sure that the paint-smudged or gasoline soaked rugs are thrown away. Safe I'laee for Matches Find a sate place for matches out of reach of children. In the pust three years, nationally, 19.000 fires liave been begun by children. Forty fires a day are started lie- cause electric irons are left in circuit. Every year there are 300 persons killed and 1000 injured in home fires and explosions due to the use of flammable cleaning fluids. The whole campaign will enlist the aid of school children who will be asked to check their own homes and the neighborhood for fire hazzards. GUAYULE MILL BIDS OPEN SOON OCTOBER 15 DATE SET FOR CONSTRUCTION STUDY Invitations for bids on the general overall construction of Kern county's guayule mill will be issued October 15, according to announcement made today by C. J. Lillevig, district supervisor of the Emergency Rubber Project, Bakersfield district, to the Kern County Chamber of Commerce industrial division. Preliminary grading at the mill site on Brundage Lane and Lakeviow avenue has been completed by Kexroth & Rexroth and contracts for sewage, electrical and water lines were let early this week. Present plans indicate the mill will be completed and ready for operation by February 1, 11)45, and will operate on a 24-hour shift. Assay work will be conducted at Salinas where a guayule mill has been in operation for some time. The local mill will employ between BO and GO persons. The tract for the mill location was chosen from 22 sites submitted to the rubber project officials by the Kern County Chamber of Commerce industrial division and, through cooperation of the city officials of Bakersfield, has been made to meet the project's requirements. By the first of November, project leaders will be able to advise growers as to what acreage will be harvested this year, Mr. Lillevig announced today. No definite plans have been completed regarding the g'uayule harvest. $448 Sold in Bonds at Stine School Over $448.75 in war bonds and stamps has been raised by the students and teachers of Stine School since Wednesday toward the purchase of a jeep for the armed forces, according to Mrs. Winnifred Calvert, principal. The drive, which will last until December 7, 1944, is under the supervision of the school's three teachers. The cash value and not the maturity value is being counted. Price of one jeep is $1155, the goal of the 75 students. BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1944 PAGES 7 TO 12 ACTIVE DfTY—Ensign Alvln Kleinhample is on duty overseas as a submarine officer. Ho is a former Bakernfield High School teacher. SAIAJTES CIVILIANS—Private Ernie Calkins of the United States Marines, whose unit twice won the presidential citation, and \vlio wears four silver stars for famous battles In the south Pacific as well ns the Order of the Purple. Heart, today salutes civilians who are giving service to the Bakersfield Community War Chest and to those who will make donations to it. beginning October 9 and continuing through October IS. Robert Cottom, public relations director for the Community War Chest, is examining a Japanese war bond, (a souvenir that Private Calkins brought back with him), says Bakersfifild..'s yon to defeat the .laps will be dedicated also to the effort behind the Community War Chest that will provide funds for service to servicemen and relief work. War Hero Stresses Value of War Chest Support By MAE S.UXOEKS Calkins believes that, the Community \\'ar Chest is a project that every civilian and every soldier at home should support. Private Calkins knows from first hand what the services are that are supported by the Community War Chest. The VSO clubs for the lonely soldier lad away from home, the He's glad to be home, with the his eyes at its reality. "I just drive around the town and enjoy looking at the buildings. It's all the same, just as it was," he remarks with real gladness that somehow becomes contagious. "Yes. I've heard about the USO here, and the fellows say it is tops prisoners' aid that he is glad his !a r<?al home for the boys," reports buddies are. receiving, the relief to j J'rivate Calkins, proud of it. too, bo- children who' are innocent victims I cati.se it is his hometown L'SO. in war zones, and to peoples deso- ! la ted by war. lie wears four Silver Slurs, although a star is hardly enough for such memorable names as Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian. And he wears the colors of two presidential citations given to his unit for these services. Honors may come with service, but service is still waiting to be done, say Private Calkins. Private Calkins was among the first marines to lam] at Guadalcanal, he went through that initial baptism of fire at Tarawa, where he was wounded: he was on Saipan, and he was with his unit when Tinian was taken. A few years back. Private Calkins was a lad in junior college here. He was one of the youths who used to show you to vour seats at the Fox theater. Shrapnel Wounds 1 [is youth has been given that serious set that can be seen about his mouth and eyes, and behind his quiet humor and friendliness there is memory of tragic days and hours. He says his eyeball is just as good as new and so is his elbow that was punctured with shrapnel on Tarawa, lie tells a joke or two about how the marines helped themselves to supplies from their army buddies. Praises ISO ''Von see, when I was at Hawaii. 1 went to a I'SO club there and it moans something to every fellow to have a place to go when he's away from home. That's one reason why I think people should give to the Community War Chest. "When I was in Xew Zealand, there was a club there. We had food, were entertained at dances, there was a library, game tables, a telegraph office where you could send cables back home. Boy. that means a lot. They even had women there to sew buttons on your clothes, guess you call them 'moms' here. "The Community War Chest sort of means America to me and the way Americans do things," said Private Calkins as be was showing a Japanese war bond and some Japanese money, "You see, the Japs don't feel the way we do about people in general. American people care what happens to other people, and I guess that's why everything I've been through is worthwhile." And that is how Private Ernie Calkins, hero of Guadalcanal, Tarawa. Saipan and Tinian, feels about the Bakersfield Community War Chest and he makes a personal appeal to everyone to do his share when the time comes on October 9. Pedestrian Hurt in Collision With Auto; Three Injured While crossing the street at North Chester and Thirty-sixth street. Pedestrian Alva R. Tanner, 44, 3812 Chester avenue, was hurt in an accident involving a car driven by Earl C. Slitcraft, 51, 2500 Olympic Drive, Friday, at 9:20 p. m. Tanner is in Mercy Hospital with possible fractured leg and head injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol. Three Injured Three received minor injuries today at 1:45 a. m. when cars driven by John L. True. 21, Shafter, and Private Flay Maban. 21, 2111 F street, collided at Beale avenue and Flower streets. Treated and released from Kern General Hospital were True, and passengers in his car, Monte L. Truce, 2, Shafter, and Martha Baxter, 33, 430 Roberts Lane. Mahan escaped unhurt, according to the city traffic police officers. Max Sherrill, 22, 1134 Owens street. was hurt today ut 12:30 a. m. when his car ran into the back of a bus which had stopped to let off passengers at the 400 block on Nineteenth street, police report. He was taken to Kern General Hospital and is being hold for reckless driving. Bus was driven by Kenneth R. Stratton, 30, 430 L street. Motorcyrle Accident When the back wheel of bis motorcycle came off, today at 4:45 a. m. near Greenfield, Thomas Turner, 30. Sacramento, was thrown to the road and escaped with minor injuries, according to reports from Kern General Hospital, where he was treated. Victim Released Mrs. Mary Lozano, 429 Alpine avenue who was found injured on Kern street, Thursday, was released from Mercy Hospital yesterday. Highway patrol officers believe that she was struck by a car. Arraign Clarence Crawford on Six Counts of Burglary • Six cases were heard yesterday by Presiding Judge W. L. Bradshaw in Superior Court, Department 2. Clarence W. Crawford was arraigned on six counts of burglary with prior conviction. Hearings will be continued to October 3 for the plea. Morris Chain represented tho defendant and Deputy District Attorney Dorsett Phillips, the state. The arraignment of Albert Rollins, charged with assault with a deadly weapon, was continued to October 3. The defendant was represented by Calvin Conron, Jr., while Deputy District Attorney Dorsett Phillips represented the state. Motion of Morris Chain, defense counsel, to withdraw from the case of the state versus Webster Grant was granted, and the court appointed Kenneth J. Thayer counsel for the defendant. The trial date was set for October 9. Elba Tom Hilbern, charged with taking- a vehicle without the owner's consent, withdrew his plea of not guilty and entered a plea of guilty to the charge. Hearing on probation will be continued to October 10. Attorney for the defendant is Morris Chain. Arvis Underwood, charged with assault with intent to conunit rape, applied for probation of sentence. Tho case was transferred to Judge Warren Stockton's Superior Court, Department 3. That court decided to hold tho case over one week for further study. The application for probation of sentence entered by Robert A. Arnold, charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, was also transferred to Superior Court, Department 3. Judge Stockton granted probation. A. W.V.S Tea-Plans Set for Monday TAFT, Sept. 30.—Everything Is in readiness, states Mrs. R. R. Shlnn, for the tea being sponsored by the A. W. V. S. on Monday from 3:30 p. m. to 5:30 p. m. in the banquet room of the Fox hotel. Arrangements have been carefully planned and Include entertainment provided through Gardner Field and the giving away- of a $25 war bond at 6 p. m. Mrs. Shinn Is urging attendance not only of the women of the community but the men as well, and she is extending u special invitation to all returned veterans. Belridge Employes Sign Labor Contract Officials of the Belridge Oil Company and Belridge Employes Association have signed a contract governing labor relations between the company and its employes. This agreement brings to a successful conclusion the negotiations started earlier in the year, following the certification of the association by the National Labor Relations Board as tho bargaining agent after an election showed that the association WHS favored over the C. L O., according to P. K. Smith, president of the emjrioyes group. Air Arguments on Ration Board Consolidation Oildale, Bakersfield Residents Favor County Fairgrounds as Most Central Location; East Side Persons Protest Change From Present Site Hy MAK SALNDEKS C.nnsnlululinn of the Bakersfield, Hast Bakersfield and Oildale ration hoards has brought out opinions pro and con on a new location that now seems to he teetering between the fairgrounds and the present East Bakersfield hoard. A survey made of opinions today indicates thai, generally, the Oildale and Bakersfield residents are in favor of the fairgrounds as being the most D.A.V.TO STATE OFFICERS VETS WILL INITIATE RECRUITS MONDAY ]Iii:h ranking dignitaries will be honored and a class of recruits will be initiated with full ceremonial honors by the Bombard M. Minister Chapter -0 'if the Disabled American Veterans at its regular monthly meeting Monday at S p. in. in Veterans Memorial hall. Distinguished guests will be James Wilson. state department commander, accompanied by S. Vero Bates, department adjutant: Frank Cross, department finance chairman, and Earl Kuohn. department chief- of-staff. according to George D. K. Xinimor, commander of the local chapter, who will preside. Recently returiud from the national convention in Denver, Colo., Earl Koehn and Leonard Carter, delegates of the chapter, are scheduled to submit reports. Bryan Colcman. reception chairman, will be present to assist in welcoming the distinguished guests and comrades. Entertainment and a special .Spanish dinner, prepared by Comrade; Manuel Esoamillo. assisted by tho ladies of the auxiliary, will conclude the evening's activities. Nurses Aides Course Set at Hospital RED CROSS WILL OFFER TRAINING AT KERN GENERAL To fill demands for additional assistance in Bakorsfield hospitals the American Ked Cross is offering a course for volunteer Nurses Aides to be given, beginning October 10, Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursdays and Friday from 9 to 11:30 a. m. at Kern General Hospital. Miss Frances Green, R. N., will instruct. Those interested in enrolling should report to the Red Cross office, 2504 M street, Tuesday at 10 a. m. to make application and be interviewed. Physical examinations for all applications will be held Wednesday at 7 p. m. In the nurse's office of the women's gymnasium at Bakersfield High School. Nurses Aides must bo between IS and 50 years old, American citizens, high school graduates and must pass the physical examination. They are required to give a minimum of 150 hours of service a year. Training consists of an 80-hour course, ,'15 hours of which is devoted to classroom instruction and 45 hours to practice in the hospital. Anyone interested in a night class should apply at the Red Cross office, and she will be notified when classes start. WITH US TODAY Miss K. L, Thompson, Hood River, Ore. Visiting. Bakersfield Inn. J. M. McMahon, Yakima, Wash. Business. Bakersfield Inn. Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Ripley, Los Angeles. Visiting. Hotel Kl Tcjon. Carl A. Allirecht, Columbus,. Ohio. Business. Hotel 131 Tejon. K. .1. Gnulding, Los Angeles. Business. Portorfield hotel. IS WOUNDED—First Charles E. Whitten has been wounded in action in the European area according to an announcement by the war department through Associated Press. Sergeant Whitten is a friend of Harry Rubin of K'.OO Nineteenth street. central location, while East Bakersfield residents, with one known exception, want the hoard retained in Kast Bakersfield. A. w. Hoard of that tho asked for to reduce ing mid \ooii. chairman of the Supervisors, has reported consolidation has been by the (il'A in an effort overhead costs of rat ion- Ilia t the community onn only co-operate in this reiiucst. Council Okays Site At a recent meeting, the Kern County Defense Council approved (be move to the fairgrounds lucaticn after more than an hour of consideration and discussion of advantages and disadvantages of location. At the last meeting of the county board of supervisors, tho matter was held over for one week, after protest was raised by representatives of the E'-ist Bakersfield board. Kd Rose, chairman of tbo Rakers- field board, who was absent from both meetings, said today that ho had made a canvass of prominent local residents and found the sentiment overwhelmingly in favor of the fairgrounds site as "being fair to everyone." "This is not a. political question, but merely one of convenience to the greater number and that is why the Bakersfield board feels that the move to the fairgrounds will servo the greater number with the least difficulty for everyone," said Mr. Rose. Must Consolidate "We have no choice but to consolidate and wo know that after November 1, the Office of Defense Transportation will bo put back upon the ration boards to administrate. Tho fairgrounds is a central location for the truckers and the parking space. Is better there. Ninety per cent of the business of rationing can now be done by mail. For the past six nights, the Bakersfield board has had to interview only 10 to 12 persons while during the earlv days of rationing there would be 130 persons. "According to figures given me, Bakersfield board sent out 11.000 "A" books. Kast Bakersfield S.'HlO. and Oildale rnon. "While Kast Bakersfield board has many names in its files, it does not compare in the amount of business to that handled by Bakersfield board. Take for example under one name in our file such as the Kern County Land Company, we will handle 100 operations. Mintor Field is another example, although it. is only one name in our file. Thirty-fourth Street Cut Off "I am of the opinion that Fast Bakersfield residents who use automobiles can use the Thirty-fourth street cutoff to the fairgrounds readily." A survey made by Mr. Rose revealed tho following persons in accord with moving tho new ration board to the fairgrounds: Carl West. Clmrles Lake, A. C. Dimon, Walter Kane, George llaberfelde. Walter Mortensen, Dr. C. B. ViGario, Willlam Klgar, Ray Meagher. George Henderson, Lawrence Well!, Malcolm Brock, Charles Schamblin, Harold Fox. George Croino, Glenn Stanfield. Frank Finlayson, Dave I'rnor, Lawrence Lake, and James Thrasher. Josh Clarke, member of the Kast Bakersfield ration board, who was one of those to protest before the recent board of supervisors mooting, said that IKI.OOO persons are in tbo Kast Bakorsfield file and that tbi.s board handles tho largest number of personal cases. He said that 12,000 automobiles are rationed from this board and that tho job of got- Continued From Page Seven \VII.L RK ART OALI.KRY—Charles L. Smith, prosidf-nt of tbo Bakersfield Art Association, is shown in the sk\ lighted nxim since remodeled ,-is ,-i gallery which will bi> opened to members of the association and the public tonight at S p. m. An exhibit of the work of local artists in lids room ami two others will open the now gallery. The newly decorated rooms are located upstairs in the Stonor building u Seventeenth street and Chester avenue. The exhibit, under the direction of Mrs. W. 1). Kleinpcll. will include oils, water colors, block prints and various other mediums. .Mrs. C. B. .Stockton is hospitality chairman for the showing which will mark Founders Day for the Art Association. Committee Will Study U. S. Bureau Project Compromise Further organixation of opinion to effect it compromise on Ibe lUii-acre limitation on tlio use of water from the Central Valley Project was announced today in a news dispatch from Fresno that indicated all sections of the San Joaquin valley will bo represented on a committee to | work out details of an acceptable plan. Irrigation district representatives from Fresno. Tulaiv, Aladcra and Stanislaus counties agreed unanimously at a mooting late yesterday that a committee be appointed to study the I'nited States Reclamation Bureau's draft of a bill, permitting water users owning more than Itio acres to receive water from the project through payment of a 3 per cent interest on construction costs. Kern county will probably have a voice in this committee as soon as its own irrigation..district committee is formed-under the auspices of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce water committee. First steps were taken at a meeting: this week and a general committee will meet next Wednesday night at Hotel El Tejon when active irrigation districts will bo represented. Slate Assemblyman S. L. IbMsinger, who will select "dinmiltco members, reported that the reclamation bureau will "simplify tho matter considerably," but added that he did not | favor "a l Ian that calls for too much i administration and mechanics." | Mr. Hcisinger has proposed a com• promise which would give large land| holders until lUHO to dispose of their j excess acreage. : Charles L. Kaupko, representing •the Kings River ""au-r Association, I declined to servo un the committee, ! pointing out. that the association was j on record as opposed to tho bureau | of reclamation controlling the Central Valley 1'rojfct. L. L. Miller, Fowler, said bo believed the fire Flat project was connected del'ini.ely with tho Central I Valley Project and that it was the only means of obtaining cheap power in this area. R. B. Harris, representing the Consolidated Irrigation District, said that nil revenue from Pino Flat_ would go to th» federal government, If the reclamation bureau builds thai project, but conceded that it might result in reduction of rates. Businessmen Make Plans for Recreational Area The announcement today that arrangements have been completed for the use of a city block as a recreational urea marks the first step in a plan authored by local professional and businessmen as an answer to the problem of juvenile delinquency. Acting on the old adage, "An ounce of prevention Is worth a pound of cure." the group plans to construct a swimming pool, clubhouse and playground and turn them over to the youths who become members of the club. Administration of tbc project will bo. leit entirely in the hands of those who use the equipment and the nucleus of the club to be entrusted with such responsibility, it was announced, will be the recently organized Shine Boys Club. Site of the proposed project will lie the. Bakersfield Sandstone Brick Company property bounded on the north by Butte street, on the south by Alpine street, Tulare street on the east and Inyo street on the west. IJHII! Rental Free Arrangements for the u.so of the property wore made by Wiley C. JJorris. local attorney and one of tho originators of the plan. Through the generosity of the Sandstone Brick Company the land will be furnished for the project rental free. An entire city block, comprising: 32 lots, is included in the aro.-i agreed upon. Judge Outlines Republican Pledges at Pro-America Meet ! Plans and specifications fur the. i pool, which are now being worked out by an expert, call for a plunge i!5 feet by ,SO foot and for a well to be dug on the site to provide water. The outstanding success of the Shine Boys Club, which was or- ganix.od April 14 by Chief of Police Robert B. Powers and Miss Mary llolman. policewoman, was the in- j spiratii.ii behind th» inauguration of ; plans for tho recreational block, it I was reported. Mr. Dorris pointed with enthusiasm to tho attitude of the shine hoys to members of tho police do; partinciil. "Before the Bakersfield . Police [ieneL'ii Association donated I the money to start the Shine Boys j Club, the members of that group I looked upon all 'cops' as enemies j to bo avoided whenever possible and | now they run and jump on Chiet' j Powers' oar to shout friendly greel- | ings at him. It' that little ciubroom j at Hilt; Twentieth street can evolve j such a change in a few short months the project wo have inaugurated should bring about even greater changes because it will effect contact with more individuals." I'ool licncfits The benefits of a swimming pool, ! tbo local philanthnrpisis believe, has , boon demonstrated this summer by | tho Arvin Fodoral Migratory School : plunge. There, a boys' club actually ! constructed a pool, which they worked on us part of thoir school curriculum before the close of school and which they finished during the summer. County law-enfori-tmr officers at- j test to tho decrease of Juvenile delinquency i n the Arvin pool area since the erection "C th'> project. Curtailment, of government expenses, recognition of states rights, and prosecution of the, war on a non-partisan basis were the Republican pledges outlined by Judge Goodwin C. Knight, or Los Angeles last night'when he addressed an enthusiastic audience in Kmerson School auditorium. The speaker, who came to Bakersfield under the auspices of the Kern county unit of Pro-America, was introduced by Mrs Albert S. Goode. As the southern California!! juror developed bis subject. "What to Kxpect from the Republicans," lie avoided personalities and criticism and pointed up the general program and pledges of his party. Judge Knight stated that 43 per cent of the land in California is owned by the government, and said the Republicans hope to put a. great deal of that land back on tbo tax rolls; he said federal employes in California total 276,000 persons; state employes total 33,000, and that G. O. P. leaders feel that government expenses can and must be curtailed. Prior to the entry of the United States into World War II, the national debt totaled $58,000,000.000, arid $1,000,000 is being spent weekly at this time, according to the speaker, who made a pleft for more economy. He also expressed the belief that "too much government is centralized In Washington." and spoke In behalf of recognition of state rights. Replying to statements that Dewey is too young, or too Inexperienced to he a presidential candidate, Judge Knight spoke of ill other presidents who 'hail"no greater (experience, and cited Theodore Roosevelt, who went into office at the age of 42, and was responsible for the construction of the Panama Canal. Present Administration "Weary" "Tin; present administration is weary." said Judge Knight, adding, I "What wo need at the bead of our | nation is new blood, vigor, health. i power and strength in order to prevent the disintegration of the American commonwealth." Following: his address, tbo. juror conducted a "question and answer" forum for members of the audience, during which ho emphasized, the fact I that the depression was worldwide, I and not cunl'ined to this nation. I The judge also stressed the fact that the C. 1. O. Political .Action Committee does not represent organized labor; he spoke of the warning which the, first labor president. Samuel Gorhpors, Issued to his labor men whnn he told them the labor unions were to protect the. labor man in labor relations and not in political activities. Refutes Charge Ho refuted tho charge that Governor Dowoy had denied the soldier vote in New Vork as he explained tho two plans which had boon proposed for the soldier ballot—one proposed by tho Xew Deal Interest, the second the state, plan which was favored by Congress. The Los Angeles jur iv, who has mining interests in the Mo.iave area, is spending tho week end in the county and planned to visit his .\lo- javc mining property today. SPKAKS Tl KSD.VV Horace F. Bocl;ham, superintendent 01 agencies for Minnesota -Mutual Life Company, will speak for members of Kern County Life Underwriters Association at 12 o'clock. Tuesday, at Hotel Kl Tejon, instead of Mond.'iy, as it was indicated in a re- een! story in this paper. ON LEAVE— Lieutenant Robert Wright, former Bakersfield High School teacher, is in tbo states on leave alter service with the United States Navy In the soutlu ' V ate eA

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