JIM DAY \ (Tuesday, October 3, 1044) -, : v h • * v • » T • naltPVIil- •*'.. .<'-•'.* .V.V.% Staff Sergeant Paul L. Hoisler Staff Sergeant Paul L. Heisler, 20, is another one of those American airmen repatriated from Rumania, where they were held prisoners after having been shot down or forced down during raids on Rumanian oil fields, in this particular instance Ploesti last August 10. Paul went down on his thirty-third combat mission. He was a ball-turret gunner and was flying from Italy. His Delano friends, where he went to high school and played on the football and basketball teams, will be pleased to learn the good news concerning his rescue. He holds the Air Medal and three bronze Oak Leaf Clusters. release George sou of t ff Sorgeant William J. Mansfield, Jr. Another of the 1000* American fliers returned to United States base's abroad is Staff Sergeant William J. Mansfield, Jr., a ball- turret gunner for a Liberator. He was shot down over Bucharest, Rumania, during May, 1944. He, too, has the Air Medal. Allan Choy Sergeant Allan Choy has sent to Grace Bird here a copy of his equadron paper. "Guns' Ho," published somewhere in India where Allan is serving with the American forces. Also there is Sergeant Warren Lee. The lead article in "Gung Ho." deals through a forum, "with the problems of Chinese-Americans in United States postwar period." Thirty-five enlisted men participated in the discussion, according to the little mimeographed paper. Warren Lee is a member of the seminar committee of the. group. Lawrence Chroman Sergeant Lawrence J. Chroman, of McFarland, a graduate of Delano High School, was farming with his father before the war. Now, recently projnoted to staff sergeant, he is a veteran of bomb- jng missions over Germany, France, Italy, Austria and the Balkans. He serves on a Liberator as a radio gunner. He was recently awarded the Good Conduct Medal and also holds the Air Medal. His wife, Louise, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Chroman, live in McFarland. According to a news from the marines. Richard Cox, private first class, Howard Cox, of this city, lias returned from duty in the South Pa- He is a veteran of the Sai- pan and Tinian campaigns. Bill Williams William C. Williams, husband of Mrs. Virginia Lee Williams, oC this city has been promoted to a technician fourth grade, according to First Lieutenant T. E. Detcher, United States Army, Will- lams is now somewhere in the Aleutians. Dennis Johnston The Army Service Forces announce that Corporal Dennis N. Johnston, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Johnston, 224 Bonita Drive, this city, Is due to arrive in the United States soon on a furlough from the Asiatic Pacific theater of operations, where he has served in the infantry for 26 months. Hugh Bell Another one of Captain Hugh Bell's coconuts has arrived here from the south Pacific and this time Walter Kane has the job of chopping off the husk with an ax. Captain Bell, Bakersfield physician and surgeon, is serving as a medical officer. MISSING Technical Sergeant Fred A. Donin- grer, husband of Mrs. Marie L. Doninger of Shafter, is reported to be missing in action in the European theater of war in a report from the war department through Associated Press. Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument Display ^ * Near the Office Phone 7*7185 ounci Compromise Location in Merger of Ration Boards Discussed r •^••^ -^*^» The City Council went on record last night in favor of a compromise location for the j consolidated ration board to , be formed by merger of the Bakersfield, East Bakersfield | and Oildale boards. Mayor Alfred Siemon appointed Councilman \V. C. Willis to investigate possible sites between Twenty-first and Seventeenth streets and Chester and Union. ''Such a compromise location would give satisfaction to all," the said. The two sites under consideration by the Board of Supervisors have been the offices of the present East Bakersfield hoard and location at the county fairgrounds. A deadlock developed, and decision on the matter was put off until next Monday's meeting of the board. Councilman E. G. Morris first suggested that a compromise location might be the solution. Councilman Manuel Oarnakis »<»id that he knew of an available building in the 800 block of Eighteenth street, halfway between Union and Chester avenues. 86.000 Persons Served Josh Clarke of the East Bakersfield ration board appeared before the City Council to urge location of the consolidated ration board at. the East Bakersfield offices. As an example of the size and efficiency of that board, he pointed out that 36,000 persons are served there with only 6 paid workers being employed, the majority of the work being done by volunteers. Al Ilolman, chairman of the East Bakersfield board, claimed there would be difficulty getting volunteers to work at the fairgrounds. Other business of the City Council meeting included hearing of an appeal by "Wiley porris for financial support of a proposed swimming pool and playground for a Boys Club formed seven months ago under the sponsorship of the police department. Mr. Dorris stated that a block of land on north California avenue had been donated to the club by the Rand- stone Brick Company. He pointed out the success of the Boys Club to date, and added that the proposed project was designed to enlarge its scope. Definite Plans Asked Mayor Siemon suggested that he draw up definite plans and submit them to the city health officer. The mayor expressed doubt that the city would give financial support to a private wterprise and one limited to club members and not open to the public. Other business included granting of permission to the Emergency Rubber Project of the United States Department of Agriculture Forestry Service to connect with the city sewer system. Connection will be made with the main 20-inch sewer at Cottonwood Road on a 5-year contract at a flat rate basis of $1000. Elmer Kitchen was appointed to the rent control board and Raymond Taylor to the fire department civil service commission, both to fill vacancies caused by the resignation of W. C. Willis, newly appointed city councilman. BOARD DELAYS LOCATION DECISION Decision on the location of a consolidated ration board, to be formed by the merger of the Bakersfield, East Bakersfield and Oildale boards, has been held over until next Monday by the Board of Supervisors. The two sites under consideration are the offices of the present East Bakersfield board and a location at the county fairgrounds. Decision was postponed at the request of Josh Clarke, member of the East Bakersfield board, on the grounds that Supervisor Ralph Lavin, representing the third district, was absent. Former West Side Man Dies in South Alfred Taylor (Pete) Denison, 46, employe of the Associated Oil Company in Fellows for 13 years, died in a Ventura hospital, October 2, according to word received here today. Services will be conducted in Ventura at Mayr's Funeral Home, Wednesday, at 2 p. m. Interment will be in the local Union Cemetery, Thursday, at 11 a. m. Mr. Denison settled on the West Side in 1923, moving to the southern city in 1936. He is survived by his widow, Edna Denison; a daughter, Lois Denison; a son, Merrell Denison; and his mother, Mrs. Ellen Denison,-of Ventura; five brothers and six sisters. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1944 PAGES 7 TO 14 • F - - • - X-, 1 .*.' •.'-.' • .* . . WITH US TODAY PROMOTE CLEAN-UP WEEK—This group of city firemen, city officials, school, press and radio representatives yesterday conferred on how Fire Prevention Week clean-up from October 9-18 could be made effective. Seated, left to right, are Mrs. Viola Rose, KERN; Mrs. Soyna Dalton, Bakersfield city schools; Mrs. M. E. Moore, secretary of the fire prevention bureau; Captain Earl Austin, and standing are Captain Harry Long, head of the fire prevention bureau; R. T, Neideffer, assistant city school superintendent; Don Harrison, Kern County Union High School district; Fire Chief E.' E. Woods, Police Officer T. J. Kelly, Wallace Mercer, head of the city street department; Don Cronin, head of the sanitation service, and George Promo, city sanitarian. Art Mason represented KPMC at the meeting. Big clean-up of rubbish in the residential district will be October 12, and in the business districts October 9, 10, 11 and 12. Mass City Clean-up Set for Fire Prevention Week REALTOR URGES SSUE SUPPORT A. E. Vniglit, Topeka, Kan. Business. Padre hotel. A. G. Lonibr, Parkerslnirp, W, Va. Business. Bakrrsfield Jnn. H, C. Silvrrshit'ld, Sacramento. Business. Hotel Kl Tejon. F. C. Stevenson, Beverly Hills, Visiting. Hotel Kl Tejon. Sergeant and .Mrs. F. I,. Cas- tune da, Jerome, Ariz. Visiting. Porterfiold hotel. Legion Book on Sale Wednesday 'THOSE WHO SERVE" SALES DEPOTS ARE ANNOUNCED IN LIST I I r D. A. V. OFFICIALS GIVE REPORTS BUSINESS AT NATIONAL CONVENTION DISCUSSED Bombard M. Munzer Chapter 20, Disabled American Veterans, heard reports on the proceedings of the national D. A. V. convention held recently in Denver, Colo., from visiting dignitaries of the organization. S. Vere Bates, state department adjutant, Frank Cross, department finance chairman, as well as from local members, Karl Koehn. department chief-of-staff, and Leonard Carter, Monday night at Veterans Memorial hall. Adjutant Bates discussed the need for a veterans' service officer in every D. A. V. chapter and Cross spoke on rehabilitation. James Wilson, state department commander, was unable to attend because of illness, it was reported. A session of the service officers' school will be held October 22 in Los Angeles. George D. K. Zimmer, commander and service officer of the local chapter, will attend. Visiting officials were presented by Commander Zinimer with glass ash trays inscribed with the Bernhard M. Munzer Chapter insignia. Among those present was the Taft commander, J. Hamilton. A Spanish dinner prepared under the direction of Manuel Escamillo and served by members of the D. A. V. Auxiliary, and entertainment by Stage Door Studio students followed the formal business of the meeting. Dancers Joyce Price, Jack McCarthy, Judy Young, George Zimmer, Jr., and Gary Stark performed. Accompanist was Mrs, Glenn Wallace. Special Broadcast Slated by Democrats National leaders of the Democratic party will direct u special broadcast to lie-not-ratio workers in the field Friday night, October 5, over station KNX, it was announced today from Kern county Democratic central committee headquarters at ItitiOi.j Chester avenue. According to information received by Chairman P. K. Lynch, the program will be dedicated to the workers in the field and will be presented under the auspices of the Democratic national committee. Scheduled to speak are National Chairman Robert E. Hannegan, Mrs. C. Tillett, head of the women's division, United States Senator Sheridan Downey and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Members of the Kern county central committee have announced their intention of inviting 10 or more friends to their homes on the night of the broadcast to listen to the addresses together. At least one home in each precinct will be the location of a Democratic gathering, Mr. Lynch said. It was reported from national headquarters that President Roosevelt will write letters to each group listening to the broadcast in this area. Assembling of street nncl garbage disposal trucks for a concerted effort on clean-up i» the city of linkerstield during Fire Prevention Week, October 8-10, was outlined at a meeting of city officials, school, radio and press representatives at the main city fire house at Twenty-first and II . _. slroe (- s 011 Monday afternoon. Fire Chief E. E. Woods today asked the co-operalion of all citizens in the clean-up drive which will have as its chief purpose the clearance of all excess rubbish from homes, yards and from the business district, Captain Harry Long, head of the fire prevention bureau of the department, conducted the meeting and outlined the policies to be followed in the clean-up. In addition to radio and the press, school children will assist in carrying to homes the door-to-door message of how to check each home for fire hazards and why attics, cellars, garages and yards should be cleared of rubbish. The rubbish will be picked up from the residential areas by the city street department that asks that it not be put in containers, while the garbage disposal trucks will pick up rubbish from the business district and asks that It be put in containers to keep it from blowing about the streets. The pick-up of rubbish in the residential district will be on October 12, only, while the pick-up of rubbish will be carried on in the business district on October 9, 10, 11 and 12 in order to encourage business houses and offices to clear their basements. In the residential district, citizens are asked to pile their rubbish in the alleys and if there is no alley, to place it in the curbing space. In the business district, business firms may pile the rubbish out in front and it will be picked up from day to day. Captain Long said that following the general clean-up day, the business and residential districts will be given a thorough inspection by his department and any negligence will be penalized by citations. Everything will be picked up from old mattresses to broken furniture and broken glassware. The pickup will be carried out only in the incorporated areas and will not cover metropolitan Bakersfield. Households are asked not to throw their waste newspapers and magazines into the rubbish pile as Wallace Mercer, chairman of salvage, said there will be a general pickup or salvage drive for paper on October 21. This salvage drive will cover the metropolitan areas of Bakersfield, Mr. Mercer reported. School children who will assist in the clean-up campaign will be equipped with handbills containing: a picture of an average home with specific points to check for fire hazards. Each householder will be asked to co-operate in the checkup. Fire Chief Woods said that within the city limits, rubbish may be burned on city lots up until 5 p. m. during October 9, 10, 11 and 12, but that all fires must be protected by a fire break on the lot if dry grass is present and that all fires must be out by 5 p. m. No burning will be tolerated in the alleys on on the streets. If burning is done on vacant lots, proper hose lengths should be ready to protect fences or shrubs. D. A. V .OFFICERS—Visiting the Bernhatf Munzer chapter, Disabled American Veterans, 8. Vere Bates, state department adjutant; Earl Koehn, department chief of staff, and Frank W. Cross, department financial chairman, receive gifts from George Zimmer, extreme left, commander of the local chapter. TAFT m CHEST TELLS BUDGET BREAKFAST TO START CAMPAIGN OCTOBER 9 TAPT, Oct. 3.—Budget figures, which have been unanimously approved by the board of directors of the West Side Community War Chest, have been released by R. P. Casey, budget committee chairman. 1»4» BUDGET Community Client- Kern County Infantile Paralysis Association $ West Side Co-ordlnatlnp Council West Side Children's Camp Association Girl SocuU Hoy Scouta Salvation Army Catholic Welfare Association 500.00 L'61!.95 1.000.00 900.00 L'.717.00 3,500.00 150.00 Total Community Ghent 1 9,029.96 W M ^ ^- j H™" v **«r*....<*•••»*..,.-•"..••••".-•"-••*-* I lOJii'i I O Total Community. War Chests 120,845.71 Minimum reserve I 500.00 Chest administration „.... 1.000.00 S 1,500.00 Total budget 128.346.71 The campaign will begin October 9 with a kickoff breakfast to be served by the canteen committee at the USO club at 8 a. m. Other members of the budget committee include John Adams, Henry Barnes, J. B. Minner, Mrs. D. K. McLennan, Norman Crouse, Ralph Patterson, and Mrs. Don Kinney. O. Cunningham, M. E. Faulkner, Norman Grouse, E. C. Emmons, R. F. Casey, E. Traine Jones, J. B. Wharton, Mabel Rutherford, Everett Swords, Joe Spellacy and Walter Keene are members of the executive committee. A. B. Newby Is president and M. E. Faulkner, campaign chairman. & PROPOSITION PROVIDES FUNDS FOR VETS HOMES Providing fur a $30.000,000 bond issue, \vhit-h will make available funds for the purchase of homes and farms for veterans of World War 11, who entered the service from the state of California, will be proposition Xo. 1 on the general election ballot of November 7. 19-44, it was pointed out today by George L». Bradford of Houchin & Bradford, real estate and insurance. "This will be a continuance of the beneficial program which was inaugurated in 1922 for California veterans of World War I. This activity is recognized as being one of, if not the finest, rehabilitation programs existent in the World today," Mr. Bradford declared. He added that the program is based on the wholesome and pro- j gressive philosophy that it is infinitely better for America to have an American family living in its own home rather than the same family living in a house owned by the landlord. The 22-year record of the Veterans Welfare Board is one of considerable accomplishments, resulting in the purchase for California veterans of more than 20,000 homes acquired without charity and without one cent of cost to California taxpayers. A total of $80,000,000 has already been voted by the people of California resulting In the acquisition of uomes and farms of a value exceeding $89,000,000. No interest or principal has been delinquent. "Certainly there is no finer way for citizens of California to contribute to the rehabilitation of the returning veterans of World War II than to cast a 'Yes' vote on Proposition No. 1," is the opinion of Mr. Bradford* Pro America Leader Reports on Meeting Following attendance at the state board meeting of Pro-America in San Francisco, Mrs. Albert S. Goode, chairman of the Kern county unit of Pro-America, has returned to her home in Bakersfield. Mrs. Goode, a vice-president of the state organisa- tion, represents the San Joaquin valley on the state board. Mrs. Goode also serves as chairman of the candidates endorsement committee and announced this week that the committee voted to follow precedent and take no action on proposed measures on the November ballot. The women will concentrate their work for candidates. The meeting was devoted to planning work for the coming month, and of paramount Interest will be the receptions for Lieutenant-Governor Frederick Houser and Governor John Brlcker, candidate for vice- president of the United States on the Republican ticket, at various points throughout the state, Mrs. Goode reported today. Man Arraigned Here on Burglary Charge Frank J. Purcell. charged with burglary, was arraigned yesterday in Judge Stewart Magee's Sixth Township Court. No plea was entered. He is being held on $3000 bail with the preliminary hearing set for October 11 at 2 p. m. Purcell is accused of breaking Into Attorney W. C. Dorris' office and stealing a typewriter. Deputy District Attorney Walter Maas represented the people. There was no counsel for the defendant. The police department states that Purcell was arrested in Sacramento and returned to Bakersfield yesterday. Government Raises Citizenship Fees Fee for filing declaration' of intention to become a citizen has been increased from $2.50 to $3, and for filing petition of naturalization from $5 to $8, according to a telegram received yesterday by County Clerk R. J. Veon from the United States Department of Justice. The iaw, recently passed by Congress and signed by President Roosevelt September 28, amends section 342 <b) (2) of the Nationality Act. TRY ESCAPE LONDON, Oct. 3. W>— The Moscow radio today broadcast a statement by the "German National Committee," composed of captured German officers, declaring that Nazi leaders already were escaping to South America by submarine. The broadcast appealed to German submarine crews to take the fugitives to British or French ports. Distribution point!? of the Frank S. Reynolds Post, "ti, American T,efi;ion books. "Those Who Servo" have boon announced by <llenn Slanfie.d, manager * of sales. The Legion hooks, which will he placed on sale Wednesday, may ho bought nt the Legion hall, in addition to the following local stores: Woill'H Department Store. Harry Coffee's, j. c. Penny Company (in both Kast and West Bakersfield) Ted Mills drug store, rxnd Westhay Cigar Shop. Cost of the books is $4. How- over, those who have already made their reservations need only present the receipt to obtain the publication. WILL VISIT— Lieutenant-Governor Frederick Houser, Republican candidate for t'niied States senator. will he honored at throe functions when he visits Kern county IK'lol.or 1 1. RECEPTONSR HOUSER PLANNED G. 0. P. CANDIDATE TO VISIT OCTOBER II Six Cases Heard in Superior Court Six cases were beard this morning by Presiding Judge W. L. Bradshaw in Superior Court, Department 2. Trial date for John Chapel Singleton, charged with manslaughter, was changed from October 18 to January 2. Singleton pleaded not guilty to the charges at his arraignment September f». Counsel for the defense is Clarence Flehurty. Ynocencio Oonzales Senohul entered a plea of guilty to charges of escaping from the road camp. The case has been continued to October 6 for passing judgment. Deputy District Attorney Roland S. Woodruff represented the state. The arraignment of Frank Gordon Lamond, charged with burglary, was continued to October G. Philip Wagy was appointed defense counsel. Charged with assault with a deadly weapon, Albert Rollins wns arraigned. No plea was entered. Arraignment will be continued October 6. Calvin Conron, Jr., Is counsel for the defendant. Deputy District Attorney Roland Woodruff represented the state. Arraignment of Clarence Warren Crawford, charged with .six counts of burglary, will be continued October 6. , Counsel for tho defense is Morris B. Chain. Webster Grant, charged with assault with a deadly weapon, will be tried November 27 at 10 a. m., it was decided after a motion had been entered to vacate the former trial date, October J*. Kenneth J. Thayer is defense attorney. Hundreds of Kern eoimtv residents m \vill he afforded tin. 1 opportunity oC meeting and talking with Lieutenant- Governor Frederick Housor October II, when ho will ho. n visitor in Kern county. Tho lion tenant-governor, who is a. candidate fin* United States senator, will ho honored r,t three functions that day—breakfast at Dolano, lunchonn at Taft and a reception at Bakorsfield Inn in the evening. Members of the lieutenant-governor's party will he honor guests at a 7:4f» o'clock breakfast at Hotel Kern in Delano with A. E. Morter, Delano Houscr Committee chairman, in charge of arrangements. Brief visits will be made in Shafter and Wasco. At noon, Mr. Houser will be honored at a luncheon in Hotel Taft, when 1M10 guests will be present. Arrangements for tho West Side affair are being completed by W. F. Barbat, chairman of the West Side Republican Club, Kenneth Pruiett and Miss Margaret Kahlor. At 4 o'clock In tho afternoon the lieutenant-governor will be received in Arvin. At 7:lf> o'clock Wednesday evening, Jjieu tenant-Governor Houser will make a public address in Jefferson Park under the auspices of the Bakorsfield Houser committee which is headed by Assemblyman Thomas H. Werdel and Mrs. Albert S. Goode, both of Bakersfield, as co-chairmen. Representatives of agriculture, industry, merchandising and labor units of Kern county have been invited to share the countyAvide reception of the candidate. Following the,address In Jefferson Park in East Bakersfield the lieutenant-governor will be the guest of honor at a public reception in Bakersfield Inn. Members of the state agricultural Houser committee for Kern county who are assisting with plans for "Houser Day In Kern county" Include: E. G. Buerkle, president of the Kern County Farm Bureau, Frank Stockton of Arvin; Frank Alvis of Buttonwillow; Earl Weller of McFarlnnd and L. W. Frick of Weed-Flitch. Final Rites Set for Edith Marvin Final rites for a long-time resident of Bakersfield. Mrs. Edith Maude Marvin, 71, who died September 29 at a Red Bluff hospital, will be held October 4 at 2 p. m. at Greenlawn Chapel, the Reverend Dillon Wesley Throckinorton officiating. Soloist will be Richard Skinner and organist, Florence Baylett. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs. Marvin was born in Kenton, Ohio, January l t 1873. She is a former resident of Chicago and lived in Bakersfield for 24 years. She was an active member of the First Methodist Church of this city as well as in Chicago. Surviving Mrs. Marvin are a son, Chauncy Marvin, United States Army air force; daughters. Jeanette Marvin, Los Angeles; Helen Erwin, Red Bluff; a brother, T. W. Kayler, Ravenna, Ohio; two pieces in Ravenna, and four grandchildren in Red Bluff. NAMED TO FORCE Officer William I. KIdd was appointed yesterday to the Bakersfleld Police force, according to Chief Robert Powers. Christmas Overseas Mail Date Changed * Kern residents who have relatives or friends in the service overseas will have to get their Christmas packages Jn-the mail by October 14 instead of October 15, it was announced today by the post office department. The mailing dates had previously been set from September 15 to October 15. However, since October 15 falls on a Sunday, when post offices are not open to the public, the date had to be changed. Two Burglaries Reported to Sheriff Two burglaries were reported to the county sheriff's office last night. Burt Green, Real Road, stated that $250 In tools was stolen when his tool room was broken into last night. A number of gasoline coupons and $25 In cash was reported taken from the Union Oil service station at Cawolo late yesterday. Deputy Jim Boone is working on both cases, Irish Setter Strays From Houchin Home A trained Irish setter, a male, belonging: to Elmer Houchin, wandered away from his home yesterday and his return to his owner will ho appreciated. Veterans' Guide Book Ready for Distribution Comprehensive in organization and clearly explanatory for discharged veterans is a guide book, "Your Rights and Benefits/' compiled for the veterans of the armed services and their dependents that is now ready for distribution, according to Bryan Coleman, veterans' employment representative and counselor attached to the local office of the United States Employment Service. Only a limited number of the booklets have been received locally, and therefore, they will be distributed to chief local points where veterans may best use them, Mr. Coleman said. He will attempt to get them into the hands of qualified agencies assisting the veterans and in public offices where veterans go. The booklet published by the United States government is an authoritative compilation of facts, relating 1 to reconversion of the veteran to civilian life and the benefits to which he is entitled and how to obtain them. A total of 2,500,000 copies have been published and the plan is to give such a booklet to all discharged veterans at army and navy discharge centers. The books will go to the draft boards, offices of the veterans' administration, community veterans' information centers, local P. A. V. Is a ri el chapters, American Legion V. F. \V. posts and others. The book is divided into three parts: one, "Things to Do Immediately After Discharge"; two. "Benefits for Veterans"; three, "Benefits for Dependents," and helpful suggestions. Among 1 tips contained to the serviceman is to report to his selective service board within five days of his discharge: apply for the old job within 40 days: pay government premiums directly to the veterans' administration to keep his national service life insurance in force; and put his records in good order. Any veteran mustering- out under honorable conditions is automatically entitled to from $100 to $300 mustering-out pay. Those who served less than CO days receive $100; 60 days or more but no foreign service $200; and foreign service $30<J. Among other subjects discussed are getting your old job back, getting 1 a new job, getting a government job, apprentice training, vocational training, training for war work, if unemployed, loans for homes, farms, business, education, hospital care, medical attention, disability pensions, homes for disabled, legal protection, income tax, claims for back pay. review of discharge, review of retirement, lapel buttons, wearing of uniform. nse Ruling Grocer Terms New City Fee Unfair at Council Meet Henry V. McCullen, grocer, appeared before the City Council last night to protest the new city license fee of si.50 on each £1000 of gross sales or receipts to he levied on business and professional men in the city. The license fee was provided for bv Ordinance No. * »;<;;;, passed l»y the City Council August -S. which went into effect Oe- loner 1. Mr. McCullen rstimnted that the new fee doubles former license rates for retailers and quadruples them for wholesnlers. Wholesalers, he said will retaliate by selling 1 tlu ir produce outside the city. This will he particularly true, lie said, of moat packers and dealers in other scarce commodities. Mr. McCullen objected to the fact that the man on a salary pays no part of this new tax, "Merchants must bear tho whole burden," he complained, "because they cannot raise prices and thus pass it on to the consumer. "Wage-earners are not paying 1 any part of the tax, and arc getting the benefits, 1 " Mr. McCullen added. Tax Is Straight Rate In defense of the new licensing: fee. Mayor Alfred Siemon pointed out that the tax was a straight rate and, therefore, fair to all. He said that if any citizen could propose a better way to raise the necessary money, he would be glad to hear about it. "The tax equalizes tho burden according to volume of business/' Councilman Jake Vanderlei stated. City Manager Vance Van Riper mutely $42,000 in additional revenue needed in order to raise the $40,000 earmarked by the City Council for needed equipment after the war, and the 5155,000 for postwar planning and acquisition of land. ?43,000 From Fee Air. Van Riper stated that approximately $42,000 in addition revenue will come from the new tax this year. He pointed out that even with the new licensing fee. the city is falling short of its goal this year in provisions for postwar planning. Mayor Siemon added that similar licensing ordinances are going into effect all over the state, thus nullifying Mr. McCullen's argument that the tax would drive business from the city. Businessmen who try to evade the tax here will find the same situation elswhere, he said. KIWANIS ELECTS NEW OFFICERS WHELDEN, RANDOLPH, ESTRIBOU TO HEAD GROUP New officers and board of directors members were elected by Bakersfield Kiwania Club for 1945 at a closed meeting Monday at Bakersfield Inn. Taking office in January will be Cliff Whelden, president-elect, who Is the current vice-president; Irving Randolph, vice-president-elect, now serving as secretary, and Frank Estribou, who retains his position as club treasurer. Board of directors members include W. L. Bradshaw, Dr. Thomas Nelson, Don Shannon, John Comp* ton, Arthur Ferguson, George Henderson, "Walter Peterson, A, B. TIeck, Albert Phillips, Mr. IVhelden, Mr. Randolph and Mr. Estribou. The new president and vice-president and Mr. Phillips, current president, left today to attend the district convention in Los Angeles, where district officers will be chosen. New members, the Reverend Hol- Hstpr Miller, Kenneth "Lewis and George Dewdney, were Introduced. The club now has, 12S members and is the fifth largest organization of Kiwanlans in California. T . KKKN 1IEKO—From an Eighth Air Force bomber station in Erm- huul cumes the now.s or MiTvin M. Dyer, :M, of Miutonwillow, taking his bomber, "Swing Shift Mazie," over its target while it wan on fire, and though hte clothing was ablaze and the controls were too hot to touch, brought ti home and landed it safely without brakes snd with a flakflattened tire. Captain Dyer has been awarded the Air Medal with two Oak 'Leaf Clusters and tho Distinguished Flying Cross. Ilia new plane, "Darling Lee," is mimed for his wife, the former Emma Lee Atkins of Butt on willow, who is now employed in Bremerton. Captain Dyer is a graduate of Bakersfield High School and attended Junior college here. Hte parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will tain Dyer, reside at Lokern Standard Oil lease, near Buttonwillow.
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