The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 2, 1944 · Page 9
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Bakersfield, California
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Monday, October 2, 1944
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JIM DAY that their sons on record in a sons photo- Serve" (MonUiiy, Octohrr 2, 1044) Servicemen and women of Kern county probably know by now'that more than 5(100 of them have been pictured In the American Legion's biff book, "Those Who Serve." edited by John Watts. The vol- lime commemorates the twenty- fifth annnlvensary of the Prank S. Reynolds Post of the Legion in this county. The book, as has been pointed iDut in news stories in The Californian and other publications, contains Jesse Ctockton'ii history of the county. Thousands of persons jvill familiarize themselves, to some extent, with the early and interesting annals of Kern county, xvhon they come into possession of this book. Many of tliese persons now "know little or nothing of the county's history and most of them certainly would no', take the pains Mr. ^Stockton has taken to obtain the 44011 rce material which he has compiled in his symposium. The book is worthwhile for this achievement alone. Record of Service Of course, thousands of parents of boys in the service will be pleased to know are permanently bound volume. These families and theii will feel more a part of the county and its history for they have helped make it and their assistance is so recorded. The Photographs People looking at the praphs in "Those Who should not vieu them too critically from the technical standpoint. Hundreds of these pictures were reproduced from snapshots made from cheap kodaks; indeed, many of the photographs were marie from cameras costing less than $5 each. In turn, these photographs had to be recopieil. going through ap- pn-ximately half a dozen processes before they appeared as coarse- screen halftones for printing on porous newsprint. The pictures were originally intended for newspaper' reproduction and were loanerp through the courtesy of Alfred Harrell to the American Legion for publication in its book. Mad all the photographic prints made originally on glossy and to proper scale for news e reproductions would have been much better. At it was, the best use was made of the material available, Service Activities Hut aside from the photographs, the book details many service activities here as well as a history of thf local post and its officers. Many facts appertaining to the county are available, not only with Kern's early mining and oil development but with its sound agricultural economy as well. In the book are historical photographs, mans, records of the county defense council and its wartime work, the Red Cross and its great assistance, the story of the blood donors and the tremendous local job of selective service officials. The book records much of Kern county history that otherwise might have been lost. It is a permanent transcript of the great part this county played in the second World War, and the idea for the book came from men like John Watts, Fred Wheeier and others who were in the first World War. "Those Who Serve" was conceived during the regime of Fred Wheeler, when ho was commander of the post and has the sanction of the current commander, Attorney Fred Hoar of this city. All Assisted The book was really made possible through the loan of the thousands of engravings by Alfred Harrell, on through the long and hard work of Elmer Forgy, mechanical superintendent of The Cuiifornian, C. Marcher, Mrs, Edith Bedell, the office librarian, the stalT of printers and makeup men ami others. Those Left Out There is another matter I'd like to mention, too, and it is this: Through inadvertence, never intention, it may be that some men have been missed in the book. One case is that of Captain Nor- A. Smith of the combat engineers, a hero of the New Guinea campaign and the son of F. E. ^mith, former county clerk and an ex-officer of the marines with a brilliant service record. Other men who«e pictures were received after the "deadline" for the book in July are of necessity omitted, but it was impossible to continue ficcepUns 1 pictures without some deadline and still be able to publish the book. I am sure that the J^egion is sorry for any such in- ntlvertences, but their avoidance was impossible Outfitting Begins on S. S. Buena Vista 'SAUSALITO, Oct. 2. (UP)— The Banker S.S. Buena Vista Hills, named for the oilfield in , Kern county, was being outfitted today following its launching at ceremonies Saturday night. The ship was sponsored by Mrs. Felix Kahn of San Francisco. Special guests from Taft and Kern County included A. W. Noon, chairman of the board of supervisors, Miss Frances Noon, Raymond Smith, Mrs. M. L. Poole and Mr. and Mrs, C. 1C. Wenssel. Mayor James P. Wilson of Taft sent his greeting. Union Cemetery f m r NON-PROFIT CORPORATION • PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds ' Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument I Hap lay tin* Ofllr* Phone 7-7185 ire Loss 8 Property Owners Suffer Losses in Week-End Blazes Eight properly owners suffered losses amounting to $22,100 in fires over the week end throughout the county, according to reports today by the county fire department. A nine-room frame ranch house, tank house and International truck parked outside at Panama Lane, one-fourth of n mile oust of the Huon.'i Vista School, burned Sunday, at 1. :20 n. in., at nn estimnted loss of $W»00. Owners wore James and Pete O'TInre and oeeiipnnts were Mr. and Mrs. Pete O'Hnre. Cause of the flumes is !>e- j lieved to be a careless smoker. A 20-nmiute delay iu reporting 1 the fire was caused by burned telephone lines. Short rJreuit in an electric refriff- era tor started a fire which destroyed a seven-room house and contents valued at $finOO, r» miles west of Rosamond Saturday, at 4:39 a. m. Occupant and owner is Charles Heyer. Defective Water Heater Saturday at 8:44 p. m. a house and contents, 2 miles west of Shaffer. at Route 1, Hox 27H, wns set on fire by sparks from a defective water beater. Owners are John and Harry Scaroni and tenant is H. C. Watson. Kstimated damage is $4000, fire, department reports state. Implements and machinery were destroyed in a fire Sunday at 7:i>8 p. m.. which razed a barn and contents at the Hear Mountain Ranch at Ca lion to Koacl and Tehaehapi Highway, owned by .Jim Crnfton. Cause of the flames, which did $.tnoo worth of damage, is unknown by the fire department. A house and storeroom, and lighting plant at Tejon Ranch headquarters, occupied by Toni Wilson, were destroyed by flames started from sparks from an open fireplace Saturday at noon at a loss of $15<iQ, reports state. A garage containing 1 a 1034 Ford sedan and a lighting plant and water heater belonging to C. .M. Smith of (Jlennville, 10 miles northeast of Woody in the rear of the county road yards, were destroyed by fire Sunday at 1:36 p. m. Cause of the $1000 blaze was an overflowing- oil heater. SHIM) Damage to House I,. Trove, 019 Wilson .street. Oildale, extinguished a $auo fire in the interior of his home Saturday at 10:10 p. m. before the arrival of the ffro department. Children playing with matches started the flames. A Kirk Uagland Creamery truck short circuit did $300 damage to the car Sunday at 5:05 p. m. at California avenue and Edison Highway. Saved was the remainder of the truck valued at $4700, firemen state. Blind Defense Worker Seeks Homejn City MAX PRAYTOR LEFT HOMELESS WHEN FIRE DESTROYS HOUSE A blind defense work, who supports an invalid mother and three orphan children, wants a home to rent since a fire destroyed his former living quarters at 2104 North Inyo street. The man is Max Praytor. employed at Lockheed where he has been a defense worker for the past 1C months. Living with him is his invalid mother and two twin nieces, aged 11, and u nephew, 11, who are being reared by him. The family will also appreciate any donations of household equipment as most supplies are difficult to buy. Mrs. L. P. Elwood of the Elwood real estate office will be glad to receive the calls to help the homeless blind worker. Minter Major Tells Birth of Second Son Major and Mrs. Prank M. Aldridge, Jr., 7Q4 South Chester avenue, are announcing the birth of a son, J ames Godwin Aldridge. September 24, at Mercy Hospital. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces at birth. This is the second child in the Aldridge home, the newdomer having a brother, Frank M. Aldridge, III. Major Aldridge is commander of the First Training Group, Minter Field. •si" ISSUES STATEMENT—Newly np- pointed councilman to succeed the late M. ]->. Marmaduke, W. C. Willis today issued a statement regarding his appointment. COUNCILMAN STATEMENT OUT WILLIS COMMENTS ON NEW APPOINTMENT \Y. C. Willis, newly appointed city councilman, made the following statement regarding his appointment as representative of the Fifth Ward j'or the uncxpireri term of tlie late M. D. Marniaduko: "In act-opting tlm appointment of the board of couneilnu-n of the city of Bakersfield, ;is the member of the board representing the Fifth Ward 1'or the unexpired term of the late Air. Millard U. Marmaduke, I do so with the full knowledge of the re- spon.sibilHJpB involved and I fully appreciate the confidence that the members of the board displayed in their appointment. Thnt confidence will not be betrayed. "I pledg« my untiring- best efforts to the citizens of Bakersfield in making our t-ity the best place in which to live, as well as keeping it progressive, "To the people of my own ward, whom 1 will represent on the board. will say that I know that it is my duty to mec-t and get acquainted. That I will do, but, in the meantime, do not hesitate to call on me if you have any problems that the city government can possibly settle for you." Mr. Willis has been in the building and contracting business here since 1901. He is chairman of the civil service commission for the Bakersfield fire department and a member of Elks Lodge Xo. 2(ifi. New Hours Set for Democratic Office Headquarters Will Be Open From 10 a. m. to 8 p. m. For tlie convenience of those who are unable to leave their jobs during the regular office hours, the Democratic Central Committee headquarters at 16(JH£> ^Chester avenue will remain open daily, except Sunday, from in a. m. to 8 p. m., Chairman P. R. Lynch announced today. Later, the office will remain open on Sunday as well as the rest of the week, Mr. Lynch said. For persons interested in learning 1 the records of the Democratic candidates, pamphlets are available at headquarters and will be distributed to those who visit the campaign office on Chester avenue, It was announced. Also available for free distribution are copies of the Democratic party platform, Mr. Lynch declared. Supporters of the Democratic party candidates are in attendance at the office all week and will welcome, all visitors who are Interested in learning the aims of the Democratic party. Volunteers Needed 'Volunteers are needed to help as hostesses at the office to serve the influx of visitors that has been visiting the office since it was opened last week, according to Mrs. Barbara Johnson, member of the Democratic central committee. Mrs. Johnson urges Democratic women who can spare a few hours to help staff the office to telephone headquarters and make arrangements at once to do their bit toward assuring the election of the Democratic candidates. The telephone number at headquarters is 2-5346. Auto Stickers Available Copies of the Congressional Record are in the Democratic headquarters for the convenience of voters, Chairman Lynch declared. Auto stickers may also be obtained there. Women members of the Kern County Democratic Club have been devoting their time and energies to arranging posters and furniture in the office as well as acting as the office staff. CABIN ENTERED J. Coleman, 709 Lake view avenue, reports to the co'unty sheriff's office that his cabin was entered Sunday night and approximately $60 taken. FOR DISTRIBUTION -d_. • VB* W ^— m^—— -- - — -— •—- —• — loading 1 on a trupk copies of .• .• i m -^ - - Cnrtw. who are shown Those Who public Wednesday. LOCAL SECTION WITH us TODAY Horace F. Bee Mi am, St. Paul, Minn. Business. Hotel Padre. Mr. anil Mrs. B. I*. Lynch, Winchester, Tenn. Visiting. Hotel Padre. Lou Stern, Los Angeles. Business. Hotel El Tejon. Mrs. F. If. Walker, Shreveport, La. Visiting. Hotel El Tt'jon. Mrs. William Thompson, Detroit. Mirh. Visiting. Porterfield hotel. Give Warning on Solicitors of $4 Blood pose, blood seas Tf solicitation of blood is being made at '$4 a pint for the Free French in Los Angeles, such solicitation should be protested from that area as the Red Cross Blood Bank is 4fiOO pints short in thnt area, according to Mrs. E. S. Kl- IFM-.V. secretary of the local Red Cross. "Such solicitation by the Free French should be made in the middle west and not in the areas where the only Red Cross blood banks are established." the Red Cross secretary said. Recently, Kl Tejon Parlor, Native Daughters, established a motor tour to North Hollywood to augment the Red Cross blood bank there and to date 37 persons have made the trip south for that pur- Persons wishing to donitte to the Red Cross for overuse should sign up at the local Red Cross headquarters on M street for the period bus trips south. According to an article in a I^os Angeles newspaper, an investigation has been launched to ascertain why the Free French have been authorized to solicit blood in the Los Angeles area through two laboratories in that city. Representative Carl Hinshaw of Pasadena, just back from Washington, D. C., where he discussed the blood situation with the United States Surgeon General's office, announced thnt he will conduct the Los Angeles inquiry. At the same time. Leslie F. Olson,, past junior commander of the American Legion County Council and organizer of the Legion's Disaster Committee, reported that be has made an investigation and will present the facts to the county council for action. Olson said that his investigation had disclosed that the solicitation by the Los Angeles laboratories was approved by the war department and was sent through a lend-lease agreement. Protest may also be registered locally as local persona want to continue the local blood donations to the Loa Angeles Red Cross. SCHOOUHEALTH PROGRA1SET IMMUNIZATION FOR EVERY CHILD IS PLAN The program of smallpox vaccination and diphtheria immunization for every child in Bakersfield city schools and every child in Kern county schools Is coming along successfully, it was reported today by Dr. Georgia Krusich, director of maternal and child health in the Kern county public health department. This program will be completed some time in November. Doctor Krusich remarked on how well the children had been prepared for vaccination by their teachers. In some of the schools P. T. A. mothers are being called to help in this community program. Doctor Krusich plans to give health examinations to all first grade children in the city and county schools. However, she will not make an examination unless one of the parents of the child is present. Other children in other grades will be examined if it Is requested by the teacher or principal and checked by the school nurse. This relationship between the Kern county department of public health and the schools is entirely a co-operative relationship which has as its objective the highest possible health standards for the children enrolled in the schools. The principal, teachers and the school nurse have a mutual responsibility in maintaining a health program In the school. Instructional materials are approved and distributed to teachers by R. T. Neideffer, assistant superintendent in charge of the curriculum department. BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 16 Many Seek to Cash War Bonds at Bank Many persons lined up today in the four local banks to cash war bonds. One bank reported being busy all morning with Us time devoted almost entirely to refunding the bondholders. One woman cashed 19 bonds. In Richmond, Calif., the banks were literally jammed with per* sons cashing: the government loan. Today was the first day bonds could be cashed without delay, as a result of action taken recently to aid persons having an essential need for their war bond money. Wandering Scotty Is Sought by Owners A small reward Is offered to the finder of a six-months old Wheaton black Scotty named Wendy, who strayed away from home, 1615 Fourth street, Sunday at noon. Telephone number of her owners, slater B Velda Bitters and Carolyn Bitters, la 2-8110, JUVENILES ARRESTKD Nine Juveniles w«re arrested by police Saturday night for violation of the curfew law. All were between the ages of 11 and 16. After being taken Into custody, they were released fc> their parents.* . V*' 1 - • n — l r j"V d . J - l I ^ II T * • V •• ' •• * ' -,' - S *- %• i n •• ^ n L • J - r l r v:> \\ . V,- \ — — — — — - - — — — ^ — ______ _ ^^^ v^vv^v — VTV ^^ — ^ —r^ ^ — —V^VVTI^^VV— ^ m — — — — — —^T^r^ — — J- v — -^rr — ^^vr^ ^^ —^f-^^^f^ff^f^f^^m-^^^^^ ^^^^^—^^^f—^ ART GALLERY —Spectators throng new Bakersfield Art Association's gallery as it opened Saturday The hall will be a permanent exhibit spot for work of local artists and visiting exhibitions. night. Hitchhiker Injured Near Lebec; Two Children Hurt Roundup of Rationed Foods Given Hitchhiker Koniictb Miles, IS. of the nnvnl hospital. Snu Diego, wns knocked to the pavement while getting into nn unidentified nntomnhilt\ which started suddenly, near Lebec, today, nt 12:15 n. m. lie \vns token to Minter Field Hospital with possible iiuijor injuries, (ircm-ding to the California Highway Patrol. Minor injuries were suffered by Patsy Phillips. 7. nncl Bobby Phillips, 1'J, botli of IKK* Oregon street, when the car in which they were riding 1 , driven by their father, Herbert Phillips, also of 1700 Oregon street, swerved over a cliff, 8u mla y, a t ,') p. m., 35 miles from Bakersfield on the Kern River Highway. They were taken to Kern General Hospital where officials reported the accident. Ruby Michel, 30, 820 Brundape Lane, was hurt slightly Sunday at 6:lfl p. m. in a collision between her car und one driven by Birdie Ingram, 44, 025 Oleander avenue, at the SOO block on California avenue. She was treated at San Joaquin Hospital, city police reported. Brush burns were suffered by Ollie May Morgan, 25, Mildred Jackson, 25, and Livy Jackson, 23, all of 21*5 Chester avenue, in a collision involving the Morgan car and one driven by Dan E. Lingwood, 48, Box 805, Arvin, Sunday at 0:45 p. m. at California avenue and ?>I street, city police state. CROWD ATTENDS ART EXHIBIT WORK OF LOCAL ARTISTS FEATURED BY GROUP No Oc- o No- 30 Standard Refinery Produces Maximum lakersffeld, one of three Standard of Ca li t'o r n la ref i n cries, was com • mended today by the Petroleum Administration for "War for smashing maximum schedules for production of 100-octane gasoline during the critical weeks before and after D-Day. The scheduled maximums were exceeded by 12 per cent at Bakersfield, breaking: the records for the state as the Richmond plant broke its maximums by 10.6 per cent and the one at El Segundo by 5.6 per cent. In a wire to Harry D. Collier, president of Standard, A. P. Frame, PAW's director of refining declared: "We, as well as the military services, wish to congratulate you and your employes." On May 2, five weeks before the Normandy invasion, the secretaries of war and navy and the. petroleum administrator called on the refineries to exceed their%stimated production, "if humanly possible," saying: "Our offensive blows all over the globe during the critical months to come will consume staggering quantities which we must not fail to produce." Officials and employes of the three refineries pledged to Collier, a continuation of the record-breaking production rate. Collier pointed out that a new 100-octane unit at Richmond would go into operation soon and would add approximately 8000 barrels daily to the plant's output. Insurance Group to Hear Beckam y Associated Press Meats, Fats, etc.—Book 4 reel stamps AS through Z8 and A 5 through K5 valid Indefinitely. more will be validated until tober 29. Processed Foods—Book 4 blue stamps AS through XX and A5 through 115 valid indefinitely, more will be validated until vember 1. Sugar—Book 4 stamps through 33 valid indefinitely for five pounds each. Stamp 40 good for fivo pounds for home canning through February 28, 1945. Shoes—-Book 3 airplane stamps 1 and '2. good indefinitely. A new shoe stamp will be validated November 1 and be good indefinitely with the others. Gasoline—In northeast and Southeast, II-A coupons good for three gallon** through November 8. Elsewhere, 13-A coupons in new ' book good for four gallons through December 21. B-4, C-4, B-5 and C-5 coupons good everywhere for five gallons. Fuel oil—Old period 4 and 5 coupons valid throughout the cure- rent heating: season. New period 3 coupons also valid now and good throughout heating year. Nazi Paratrooper's 'Chute on Display Memento of. Normandy fighting, a German paratrooper's parachute, which has apparently been used, is on display at the Cliff Green leaf Motors yard at the corner of Twentieth and I streets. The chute was sent by Master .Sergeant Charles (3. Horn, with the air force in France, to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Horn, Route 5, Box L'4. Made of silk and dyed in mottled camouflage color.s, the parachute will he on view until Saturday, Mr. Greenlenf said. also had on display, much atten- Chester James Will Address Oildale Club Chester Jamos, planning engineer, will speak at the weekly meeting of the Oildale Rotary Club at 12:10 Tuesday afternoon in Elliott hall. W. T. Reese will be program chairman and P. J. Hoshaw will preside at the meeting. To be welcomed aa a new member is Clifford Sheets. Mure than 100 visitors viewed the works of local artists Saturday evening when the fiakersi'Ield Art Association presented its first exhibition at the new gallery In the Stoner building at Seventeenth street and Chester avenue. The two exhibit rooms newly fitted with cellutex walls by association members held examples of work in a variety of art media, including oils, ceramics, metal craft, block printing, water color, wood carving, and lithograph. Among those shown were block prints and oils by Vina Cross, pottery, metal work and oil portraits by Virginia Getchel, oils by Joyce Mas- Key, Beverly Jamison, Thelma Gignoux, Churles Tray. Harry Smith, Win Hensley and Silvia "\VInclslow. Ceramics work of Pat "Day, Alice Smith, Gene and Ida Gollsdanker, Eu mice Ubele, who enjimeled copper work and Grace Vila.s drew tion. Examples of their watercolor work were offered by Mary Jayne.s, Bernice Jarrett, Sergeant 1C. Compton, who did his painting while serving In Italy and Africa, Thelma Dray, Thelma Gignoux and Mrs. Ralph Ryan. A collection of ornamental tin masks and lantern holders done In the Mexican tradition by the president of the association, Charles Smith, were shown as well as a group of native, heads done in egg tempera by Kenneth Jameson. A lithograph and self portrait were exhibited by Sergeant Norman Todd, who teaches the association's life drawing class. A group of pastels was done by Daisy Urner and Juliet Thorner. Examples of stippling were the work of Dr. Juliet Thorner and Merle Wei- born. Two wood carvings by Dr. C. I. Mead arid flower arrangements by Doris Chamberlain were exhibited. Mrs. W. D. Klelnpel! was in charge of the hanging and Mrs. C. B. Stockton, refreshments. Ne^t event sponsored by the art association will be a one-man show October S by Alexanda Bi-adshaw. head of the art department at Fresno State College. D. A. V. Will Entertain Department Officers The Bern hard M. Munzer Chapter 20, branch of the Disabled American Veterans, will play host to a delegation of department officers from Los Angeles tonight at 8 o'clock at Memorial hall. distinguished guests Wilson, department commander; S. Vere Bates, department adjutant; Frank Q-oys. department finance chairman, and Koehn, department chief of staff. Among the will be James Horace F. Beckam, from the home office in Minnesota, superintendent of agencies for Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance Company,, will address members of the local Insurance men's organization at a 12 o'clock luncheon Tuesday at Hotel El Tejon. Michael Ellis will preside. AH life underwriters, whether members of the organization or not, are invited. Kern Cotton Growers Watch • National Planning Group f m l m r ' - :>:•:•-•* -:*••:•;««$••• :::*:•:•: ; • ••:• •;$$&•*. w ',, V'X*V' --.*: " • - 41 r • > .:>:•:>: >'iv>:--™ •-•,'.' - .'. -VK-.-XJ ;•::,:«> .-.: ••-' >v£> : xftLX>: : f?:; ••;.-. :> . :?£::&'-. vt:-tt. . v - •.; ' . *, .-.'.-.,- .<: -' :--;-''Sr'. . • •.-.-. ri j b . I •-. • r t .-* LOTS OF WATER—A man-made #eyser of water shot 30 feet into the air at the alley on I street between Nineteenth and Twentieth Btreets Saturday at 2 p. m. when an American XJ-Drive truck, driven by Vernon Shields of Los Aqgeles, decapitated a water hydrant, se- Cleaning thousands of gallons of water, which flooded nearby basements. Water was turned off by the Kern County Water Company. Kern county cotton growers today expressed interest in the week-long cotton conference called today by a special house agriculture planning group In Washington, D. C., that reported "measures must be taken to save the industry from destruction." Kern county has approximately 60,000 acres of cotton planted for which tho picking is now launched in some areas with the prices of wages set at $2.25 by the recommendation of the California Farm Bureau Federation. Parity prices for cotton are now at .2108 cents per pound, while most of Kern county's cotton of 1 1/16 inch, now has a market price of .2249 cents per pound, according to market prices quoted by W. B. Lanham, manager of the cotton branch of the western area, from records kept by S. L*. Gohmert, market expert in his office. The government recently announced that it will purchase cotton at parity prices and recently passed by both houses of Congress, said Mr. Lanham, is a bill raising the loan price from 92% Par cent of parity to 95 per cent of parity. The bill has not yet been signer] by the President . The local office has augmented its classing employes and some of these reported for duty today as tho harvest of Kern cotton was getting under way. Area Served Mr. Lanham said 4 that the area served by his office, including New Mexico with 3,09,000 acres, Arizona with 146,000 acres, California with 301,000 acres and District 6 in Texas with 80.000 acres, -ould make a total of flSG.OOO acres of cotton yield this fall. Chairman Pace, Democrat from Georgia, announced at Washington, D. C., today that the national conference will begin on December 4, and "will be the most important ever held- with relation to cotton." with representatives of every branch of the industry Invited. National Leaders Invited National leaders for the producers, spinners, ginner, warehousemen, crushers, bankers and railroads will study the over-all problem with government officials, congressmen and the committee, he said, "The future of American cotton Is probably the most serious und complicated of all the commodities and in the face of this impending peril, the cotton forces are divided and disorganized/ 1 Pace Said. Major Problems Three major problems confront the industry, Face asserted, as follows: 1. When the war ends there will be a surplus of at least 12,000,000 bales of cotton, which is two to three times a normal surplus. 2. The production of cotton in foreign countries has increased and will soon-reach "serious proportions." 3. The competition with synthetic fibers provides "serious concern" with rayon and nylon production increasing tremendously. Other matters such as subsidies, cro]> control und parity prices will be considered, Pace said. Growth of cuttoii during wartime has been encouraged, Mr. Lunhatn said a* there has been no limit on acreage planting since the war. ' Arguments on Merger Heard by Board; Decision Withheld miles from board, hoard and Bus from the as repre- Arguments on the proposed locations of the new consolidated ration board were heard bv the Kern County Board of v f Supervisors today, with decision reserved until a later date by the board. The merger is of the Bakersfield, East Bakersfield and Oildale boards. A letter from J. H. Farrior, district director of the Offices of Price Administration, "was road, request- Ins location of the consolidated ration board at the Kern County Fairgrounds. Other possible location under consideration is the present site of the Kast Bakersfield board. Mr. F;u rior stated that the fairgrounds seemed to him to be the beat location 1'or the consolidated board since it is in a. central location, .8 t he present Bakersfield miles from the OHdale I.I* miles from the East Bakersfield board. The let tor from the OPA district director also pointed out that the vast majority of ration board business Is no\v carried on by mail. Josh Clarke, member of the Kast Bakersfield board, presented the case for lorat ion of a central board at Kast Bakorsfield. Ho stated that he was interested primarily in the case of those prominent growers and shippers anJ, other persons on the oast side who would be greatly inconvenienced by location, at the fairgrounds. More Aceemtble By I*. McXeely, grower Kdisnn district, appeared sentative of the growers from that area. Others speaking on behalf of those East Bakersfield residents who wish the central ration board to be located ut Kast Bakersfield were James Petrlni, who pointed out that Kast Bakersfield is more accessible by bus than -the fairgrounds, and H. L.. Nielsen, shipper, who praised the co-operation of personnel at the Kast Bakersfield board. The appointment of a superintendent of buildings and grounds to take the, place of J.. H. Hanks, newly appointed county assessor, was held over until next Monday. Ralph Agey, former county purchasing agent, protested to the board against the appointment of Mr. Hanks as county assessor to succeed Tom F. Burke who died last week. He pleaded for the board to reconsider the appointment and to name Paul Howard, deputy assessor, for the post. The board refuaecl to reconsider the appointment. Supervisor Wool- lomes pointed out that Mr. Hanks had legally qualified for the post. Arvin Board Okayed At the conclusion of ,the morning meeting of the Board of Supervisors, a hearing waa held on annexation of land by the Arvin sanitation district. The petition was approved. The land to be annexed consists of all lot 18 and the east half of lot 17 according to a map of the Foothill Citrus Farms Company subdivision in the county records. Approval was voted on a request to place an automobile and driver at the services of Mrs. Juliet Bindt, homo teacher for the blind, who comes to this county to teach once a month. The matter was referred to the welfare department. Chester James, county planning commissioner, urged consideration of a list of tentative postwar projects. The board agreed to • take up the matter as soon us possible. Letters from nine applicants for the position of superintendent of buildings and grounds were read. Applicant* Applicants are Fred A. P^merson, who has been in the building business for 20 years and has worked for thi» county; KrriesL F. Krieg, resident of the county 20 years; N. A. <Jurran, employe of local utility companies for the past 9 years; E. L. Steward, chief janitor at the courthouse for 4\ years; Hamilton. Bram- hum, who has worked under M r. Hank over :5 years; W. R. Welker; Carl L. Ford, county employe for 5 yours; Robert L. Fowler, employe at Kern County Union High School 21 years and for the past 4 years in charge of ihe buildings und grounds, and J. F. Shepardbun, Kern county construction foreman from 1934 to HELD AFTER FIGHT Jenny McVey, 613 South Brown street, is being held on charges of us.sault with a deadly weapon after a fight at a dance hall on Cottonwood road at 9 p. m. Saturday night, according to reports from the county sheriff's office. PROMOTION—First Lieutenant Robert A. Hanne^an has recently been promoted to the rank of captain. Captain Hannegan has been awarded the Air Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster by Lieu tenant- General Harmon of the Thirteenth Air Force. Having 1 completed 33 missions, some of which were on Truk, Yap and Kabaui, he ha* been in the Pacific theater of war for nearly eight months. Cup lain Hunnagnn ls~fhe son of Mrs. Hannagan, 1619 California and the husband of the Betty Richardson, UtH street.

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