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DAY , October 4, 1044) Richard G. Cox (Sought Souvenir at Saipan) In the battle of Saipan, Richard Cox, Bakersfield marine, and a friend during the course of fight- Ing took it upon themselves to clean out a Japanese cave on the island. It was while the mopping up operations were still In progress—that was the first reason, and the second was that young Cox thought he might pick up a souvenir or two. Hurl Grenades So he and his buddy hurled two or three hand grenades into the cave. They exploded with reverberating roars and blasted dirt and dust and mixed debris out through the entrance. In a few minutes they thought it safe to venture into the cavern. Then, to quote Cox: "We decided to enter the cave. I had a light and my buddy had a pistol. We advanced only a few feet when there was a shot from the rear of the cave. "I dropped the lamp and we both made a beeline for the open air. Luclty for us the Jap missed. Kill Jap "We had hardly gotten on the outside when the Jap came running out of the cave. He had a bayonet in one hand and a grenade in the other. All of us must have fired at the same time. That was all there was to that Jap." Richard is the son of Howard Cox whose home is at Route 5, Box 840, Bakersfield. Joe Montes Second unusual story involving a Bakersfield marine and recounted by Cyril O'Brien, another marine, of Camden, N. J. t involves Joe R. Montes, 20, of this city, who was nerving as a scout with the Third Marine Division patrol searching the hills of a Pacific island for Japs cut off from their main units. Moving up with a patrol, Montes heard Japs talking in a deep cave, a thrilling experience to hear that strange tongue of Hashimira Togo on the warpath. Open Fire Joe and his patrol opened fire into the caves with their rifles and pistols and when the noise subsided there was no sound of Japs—they had moved back into the cavern out of reach of direct fire. Nearby enemy fire pinned down Joe and his patrol for almost two hours. Then Joe got tired of waiting and crawled up to the entrance of the cave. Setting out his stock of hand grenades before him, he hurled them, one after another. Into the cave as fast as he could pull the pins. Roar after roar thundered in the tunnel like cannon fire. The marines waited to see what would happen. It didn't seem reasonable to conclude that anyone could have lived through those explosions. Japs Rush Out A few minutes, tense ones, passed. Then suddenly the surviving Japs raced out of the cave. Three of them were dropped by marine fire. Several others escaped into thick brush. Quite an experience for Joe and his pals. Roll n nd Marker My third odd story concerns Lieutenant Rolland E. Marker, a brother of Prank Marker, captain of the Arvln ranger station, state division of forestry. Lieutenant Marker, who was in the action at Guam, was sitting in a parked Corsair navy fighter plane writing letters and reading, while he was resting. Jap "Hideout" Marker did not know that a little Japanese soldier had hidden behind the pilot's seat of the big fighter plane. Finally, in desperation, the Jap pulled the pin of a hand grenade and blew himself to pieces. Lieutenant Marker, in one of those extraordinary escapes of war, was jarred badly but otherwise uninjured. Walter Herman Condley Walter Herman Condley, 20, the son of Mr. and Mrs, Elmer Condley, 2329 Nineteenth street, is now a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. He is in the navy V-12 program and had training at the University of California, Berkeley. He received ' 'boot camp" training at Parris Island, S. C. Now Condley is training at Camp Lejeune, New River, N. C. Lieutenant Condley is a graduate of Bakersfield High School and attended Junior college. Before entering the service he was a student at Stanford University where he was majoring in law. Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes f L See Our Monument Display Near the Office Phone 7-7185 Officials Explain New Fee to Chamber Reiteration of the need for additional municipal revenues and a detailed explanation of newly revised sections of the retail licensing ordinance in Bakersfield were given by city officials here this morning before the merchants' committee of the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce. Calling attention that the new l 1 ^ mill levy on gross sales is not expected to be permanent, City Manager Vance Van Riper declared that tho additional revenues provided through the incerase were to he used for two specific purposes; that of establishing a <J?und for the replacement of obsolete and worn city equipment, and also providing* a fund for municipal postwar planning and the acquisition of properties, Mr. Van Kiper indicated that approximately $40,000 would be earmarked for the equipment fund and a total of $35.000 would be set aside for postwar planning and property acquisition. "It Is necessary that we secure funds this year to replace worn out equipment." Van Riper stated, adding: that the major portion of the equipment fund would be utilized in securing new fire equipment. From a postwar planning standpoint, Van Riper reported that the city has under consideration approximately 27 different projects, the major developments being in the field of grade separation. He reported also that municipal revenues expended in respect would undoubtedly be matched with funds from other sources. Discourage New Enterprises Considerable discussion centered around the implication that additional tax burdens imposed upon merchants within the city limits might discourage the establishment of new enterprises inside the municipal boundaries. It was pointed out that the national taxation picture is not, at the present time, favorable to the establishment of new commercial and industrial enterprises and that additional localized tax burdens might jeopardize expansion. Van Riper however, indicated that the present rate is regarded "only as a temporary emergency measure" and declared that the future rate structure would be subject to adjustments at a later time. He pointed out that the city council had taken the position that the* new rate was the most logical method of securing additional revenue without imposing "specialty taxes" such as amusement assessments, occupancy taxes, registration fees and such. Taxes in Other Cities At the same time, Acting City Attorney John Shortridge explained that similar tax revisions were being carried out in other California cities as an expedient measure and expressed the opinion that the local rate was "not out of line" in comparison to rates in other cities. Farther Studies It was generally agreed that the new rate would have to be paid during the current quarter. The merchants committee however, sanctioned the appointment of a special subcommittee to make further studies of the tax structure with the view of submitting possible recommendations to the chamber of commerce and the city council at a later date. State Bi nvolves Sportsmen Proposed legislation to increase the powers of the fish and game commission in regulating sportsmen's fishing and hunting has been submitted to all sportsmen's organizations in the state and to all members of the Legislature, it was announced today. Commercial fishing would not be affected by the new law, and its regulation would remain with the state Legislature. First draft of the bill was drawn up last week at a joint meeting of the fish and game commission, a legislative interim committee, and sportsmen's group. Representatives of commercial fishing Interests were present as observers, but took no part in the discussions after it became clear that no change affecting them was contemplated. Glenn Ware, of the Kern county fish and game commission, said that the propositon will be discussed at the next meeting: of the organisation, which is scheduled for October 12. ADMIT CHARGE Edward Wayne and Willie Steward entered pleas of guilty yesterday in Judge Frank Noriega's Third Township Court to charges of malicious mischief. Both were sentenced to 180 days in road camp. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1944 PAGES 7 TO 14 PLAN DANISH CONVENTION—Danish Brotherhood of America, Local No. 319, will entertain 250 members from all parts of California at Bakersfield Inn Saturday arid Sunday. Working on arrangements are: (seated, left to right) Elton Nelson, president; Mrs. J. I*. Jensen, entertainment: Mrs. J. P. Andreasen, decorations; Mrs. A. A. Sprehn, refreshments; (standing) J. P. Andreasen, chairman of convention; Alfred C. Nielsen, convention secretary; and Martin Williamsen, program chairman. 250 Expected at Convention of Danish Brotherhood Here NEW RED CROSS IKES SLATED First convention of the Danish Brotherhood in America ever to be held in Bakersfield is scheduled for October 7 and 8 at Bakersfield Inn, with Local Xo. 319 as the host organization. Extensive preparations have been made, including a reception at 8 p. m. Saturday, election and installation of officers Sunday morning and a banquet Sunday evening. J. P. Andreasen, chairman of convention and vice-president of the general committee of California, wyi deliver the address of welcome at the reception Saturday night, followed by community singing and a greeting by Mayor Alfred Siemon. Jeannette Andreason will present a baton twirling divertissement, "Caissons," accompanied by Margaret Ann Jacobsen. Concluding the reception program will be introduction of officers of Danish Brotherhood of California Danish solos by Miss Avis Davis, accompanied by Mrs. Evelyn Butcher; Danish folk dances by a group from Bakersfield High School, directed by Mrs. Richard Moehnke; piano solo by Miss Helen Petersen, and the serving of refreshments. Sunday morning's session will open at 8:30 o'clock. Refrehments will be served at 10:30 a. m. and there will be coffee in the patio at 3 p. m. The banquet is scheduled for 7:30 p. m., all at Bakersfield Inn. POSTWAR LIST SUBMITTED PLANNING COMMISSION PROPOSES 385 IDEAS 6.0. P. WORKERS MAP VOLUNTEERS WILL MEET OCTOBER 5 PRACTICAL COOKERY CLASS SCHEDULED A list of 385 possible postwar projects was referred to the Board of Supervisors yesterday by Kern County Planning Commission in order that the board might decide on the most desirable. Each supervisor will submit a list next week of those projects he considers most important for his district, and also of projects most important for the county. "We have $14,000,000 worth of ideas, what we need now are a few definite plans," Chester James, planning commissioner said. He hopes that, as a result of the lists to be submitted by the supervisors, it will be possible to narrow down the present long list of postwar projects. At the planning commission meeting this week, it was decided to refer the matter of formation of a district boundaries commission to the board of supervisors with a favorable recommendation. A subdivision in Inyokern was approved, and other subdivision proposals around Bakersfield were discussed. It was proposed that California avenue east of Union avenue be made a state highway, and that it be connected with Kern Canyon Highway and Rosedale Highway. The staff will make further study of these proposals. USO Show Revue Slated for Minter Precinct workers of the Dewey- Bricker campaign will meet with members of the Dewey-Bricker- Houser committee Thursday evening, October 5, at 8 o'clock in campaign headquarters, 1709 Chester avenue, according to announcement of Chairman Philip M. Wagy. An informal round-table discussion of the best manner in which to conduct precinct work and other topics of general interest will feature the evening's program. Among the speakers will be Mesdames James K. Thrasher and Norman Thomas, precinct captains and members of the Kern county unit of Pro- America, and E. G. Buerkle. The program scheduled for Wednesday, October 11, when Lieutenant-Governor Frederick F. Houser will be the all-day guest of Kern county residents, will be announced, as will plans for the reception of Governor John Bricker on October 19. Refreshments will be served at the close of th% evening, and all precinct workers and volunteers for precinct work will be welcomed, according to Mrs. John Ozanich, \vho is assisting with arrangements. "It's a Pleasure," a USO-Camp Shows revue, will be presented to Minter Field military personnel In the base theater next Tuesday evening, October 10. The cast includes Andrina, "Shoo Shoo Baby of the Camp Shows circuit/' in jazz and popular songs; the Dave Winnie duo, an aerial acrobatic feature; Flauretta and Company, one of the top-notch girl magicians of the country; Al Mardo, comedian and dancer, and his dog, "Pal"; Montez and Maria, ballroom dancers, and Charles Withers, veteran comedian whose successful appearances have included a run of more than three years with Olsen and Johnson's famous show, "Hellza- poppin." Kenneth Nash is pianist and musical director of the revue. REPRESENTATIVES—Attending the initial reorganization meeting of Kern County Chamber of Commerce water committee at Hotel El Tejon recently were Heft to right, standing) Lewis A. Burtch, county agricultural commissioner; David R. Stone of Sacramento, United States bureau of reclamation; Director George Peters, Arvin; Fred Gribble, A. R. Duehrem of Shatter; Chairman Frank R. Stockton, Farm Adviser Marc A. Lindsay and Paul S. Jones of Sacramento, United States bureau of reclamation; (seated) O. Westenberg, Wasco; Qeorge Parish, Weed Patch; Hftrry 8. Rlddell, district chief of the Bakersfield bureau of reclamation office, and Albert Davis, McFarland. Further plans for reorganisation will be made October 11, at the hotel. OILDALE DEWEY-BRICKER CLUB OPENS OFFICE The North of the River branch of the Dewey-Bricker Club has opened an office at 812 North Chester avenue in OH dale and women of the district have volunteered to keep the office staffed. Mrs. George Suman will be the staff director. The office will be open from 9 o'clock in the morning until 6 o'clock in the afternoon, and the telephone number announced today by Mrs. Suman is 2-1959. On evenings when there are prominent Republican speakers broadcasting, the office will remain open for the convenience of interested persons who do not have a radio, and the branch office radio will be tuned to the major address. Literature, stickers, buttons and servicemen's applications for ballots may be obtained at the office, and other information will be provided upon request. • Reorganization Meet Set by Water Group Representatives of all water districts and communities of Kern county will assemble at Hotel El Tejon Wednesday evening, October 11, at 7 o'clock to participate in the reorganization of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce water committee. Chairman Frank R. Stockton will preside. The purpose of the meeting is to form a committee which will represent all county groups interested In obtaining water from Central Valley Project to Kern county. Irrigation and flood control will be the major subjects studied and considered by the new committee. In addition to other representatives from areas not organized and from other interests, directors of the following organized water districts will be present, Delano-Earl!mart Irrigation District, Buena Vista Water Storage District, North Kern Water Storage District, South San Joaquin Utility District, Kern River Levee Flood Control District, Arvln-Edison Water Storage District and Shatter- Wasco Irrigation District. SENTENCED Jess Reager was sentenced to $20 or 10 days In the county jail after he pleaded guilty yesterday in Judge Frunlf Noriega's Third Township Court to charges of possession of a deadly weapon with intent to commit a|f*ault. Tho Bakersfield chapter of the American Red Cross is starting two new classes as part of its winter program. A practical six-lesson cookery course as advocated/by the National Nutrition Committee is planned for the near future. An instructor has not yet been secured for the classes and anyone qualified to teach this course in "top of the stove" cooking is urged to contact the chapter headquarters, 2D04 M street. Telephone number is 6-6427. Persons interested in serving or heading the local nutrition committee are also sought. To aid in the development of the program, Miss Dorothy J. Lord, field representative from San Francisco, will be in Bakersfield until Friday seeking the co-operation of local per- j sons in organizing the cookery series. The Home Service Department will start a training course for new workers, October 12. It will consist of two lessons weekly for six weeks. Upon completion graduates will be ready for their probationary period, working under supervision. Persons interested in this branch of Red Cross service should leave their names at the lied Cross office. Lectures Slated This course, like the previous ones, will be given by Mrs. Hazel McCuen, of the home service staff and Miss Irma Weill, home service chairman, while special lectures will be presented by Stanley t Barnard, of Los Angeles, and Mrs. 'Mabel Ellery and Donald Dauwalcler, of the Bakersfield branch. While previous training in social work, sociology or psychology is desirable, it is not required. A real interest In human beings, adaptability, reliability, willingness to learn and to work under strict supervision are essential. Red Cross representatives say. Work Required Upon entering the home service corps, volunteers must agree to give at least one day and one-half a week. The larger part of the work is carried on by volunteers, fulfilling: the promise of the Red Cross to assist the families of servicemen. At present the corps numbers 15 members. New workers are urgently needed. 3 Persons Injured in Auto Collision Three persons received minor Injuries in a collision today at 7 a. m. at Garces Circle between an automobile driven by Herman Marsh, 31, Bakersfield, and a truck driven by Bernard St. Clair, 33, Box 655, Bakersfield, according to city traffic officers. Hurt in the Marsh car were Mrs. Estelle Marsh. 29, Jonell Marsh, 9, and Donna Kay Marsh, 8, all of Bakersfield. They were treated and dismissed from San Joaquin Hospital this afternoon. CHURCH BOARD TO MEET DELANO, Oct. 5.—Tho October meeting of the board of Delano Community Methodist Church will &e held Friday at 8 p. m. In the social hall of the church, according to announcement by the Keverend Ronald H. White, pastor. WOUNDED — Flrat Lieutenant James F. Sunderland has been wounded In the European fighting according to a release from the war department through Associated Press. His mother, Mrs. Emm* E. Peterson, resides in Lebec. WITH US TODAY Mr. ami Mrs. Lloyd Harmon, Philadelphia. Pa. Visiting. Mrs. \\. R. Freeman, Dorchester, Mass. Visiting. Bakers field Inn. Miss Dorothy l^ird, San Francisco. Business. Hotel El Tejon. S. J. Bowler. Washington, D. C. Business. Southern hotel. Herbert M. Smith, Montebello. Business. PortorfleM hotel. SPEAKER SLATE EN FOR FORUM NATIONALLY KNOWN EXPERTS WILL SPEAK Critical issues facing the nation now as well us during the postwar period of reconversion and reconstruction will receive major attention when the Bakersfield Open Forum fall series begins next week with speakers of national reputation participating. With the exception of the first .session, which will bo held Wednesday, October 11, in order to avoid the concert scheduled October 12, the forum conflict with for Thursday meetings will be held Thursday evenings at the Standard School auditorium, Oildale, at 8 o'clock, it was announced by Dr. Thomas L. Nelson, superintendent of the Kern County Union High School dirtrict and chairman of the forum series. Sponsored by the Bakersfield Evening 1 High School and Bakersfield Junior College, the forum series has as its purpose the goal of working toward better citizenship by helping to acquaint the people of the community with national and international affairs of a social, political and economic nature. The series is offered as a public service by the evening school and the junior college as member-institutions of the Kern County High School district. J. C. Credit Given An invocation this year will be one-half unit of junior college credit which will be available to adults or high school graduates. To earn this credit those interested will be requested to submit a report on each lecture as well as on collateral reading:. Robert H. Young, social science instructor of Bakersfield Junior College, will co-ordinate this work. Featured as guest speakers on the forum series will be lecturers who have achieved distinction as authors, correspondents, diplomats and philosophers. Names of speakers were proposed by a citizens' committee which met with Doctor Nelson summer. Speakers whose lectures were considered to have particular value for locul forum audiences and who would be helpful In clarifying major issues of the day wore scheduled. "Victory in the Pacific, When and How," will be the topic of the opening forum session when Mark Gayn, foreign correspondent and author will speak. Formerly a war news editor and foreign correspondent for Time magazine, Mr. Gayn is widely known as the author of the books, "Journey From the East,'* and "Fight for the Pacific." Born in Barim, a Chinese settlement near Mongolia, Mr. Gayn's knowledge of the Far East was gathered by day-to-day living in that area accompanied by the understanding of the people, their problems and their relation to the rest of the world. Mr. Gayn's first book, "Fight for the Pacific," was published in May, 1941, and among other things predicted Pearl Harbor almost to the month. "Common Cause** Thursday, October 19, the forum audience will hear a discussion of "Common Cause and Common Man," by G. A. Borgese, novelist, poet, author and philosopher who formerly was a professor at the University of Milan and University of Rome, Italy. Author of such books as "Common Cause," "Rube," "Goliath," and collaborator on *'CIty of Man," Doctor Borgese earned the hostility of the Italian Fascist regime and left Italy. He became a citizen of the United States and now Is a professor at the University of Chicago. His expression of the common cause and the role of the common man has attracted wide attention. "China's Part in the War" will be the subject of the lecture to be presented by Dr. H. II. Chang, Chinese diplomat who returned recently to the United States from China's wartorn capital, Chungking. To be held Thursday, October 20, the lecture will present Information designed to clarify the somewhat obscured relationship now existing between the Allies and China. Formerly Chinese minister to Portugal, Poland and Czechoslovakia, Doctor Chang- took his doctor of philosophy degree at Harvard University, and has been a contributor to such journals as the Atlantic Monthly, Yale Review and North American Review. Argentina Will Be Topic Thursday, November 2, "Postwar Powder Keg—Argentina," will be the topic discussed by Ray Josephs, columnist, correspondent, lecturer Continued on Pate Thirteen Official U. 8. Navy Photo TO SPEAK—Speaking in behalf of tho War Chest, Commander Donald Nelson. United States Naval .Reserve, has a story to tell of heroic marines at bloody Tarawa. As regimental surgeon. Commander Nelson landed with the first wave. Now stationed in San Francisco, he wears with other decorations, the Presidential Citation and the Legion of Merit Medal, indicative of unusual bravery under enemy fire. He will speak here October 9. KICK SET DINNER CHEST PACIFIC HERO WILL SPEAK OCTOBER 9 "If the people here at home could have seen just one day of the bloody battle at Tarawa with our wounded lying all over the beach—some still fighting though wounded—they wouldn't hesitate one minute to give one day's pay and more to the War Chest drive/' said Commander Donald Nelson in accepting the invitation of W. J. Elgrar, Bakersfield Wai- Chest chairman, to be the speaker at the "kick-off" dinner next Monday evening 1 , October 9, at 6:15 o'clock at Hotel E! Tejon. Commander Nelson wears the Presidential Citation and the Legion of Merit, Indicative of unusual bravery under enemy fire. Commander Nelson landed with the new famous Second Marines in first'-'assault wave at Tarawa, As regimental surgeon he was scheduled to go in' ^ith the filth wave, instead he pushed forward with, the initial group,.. Of the 8 doctors in his regiment, 3 were killed at Guadalcanal and 2 at Tarawa. Within the first 72 hours, 1000 American Marines were killed, but, said Commander Nelson, "It was a 5 to 1 J6ss, since the Jap toll was weU'QveriBOO." He was with the marines who were the first to land in the Solomons, the last to leave Guadalcanal and the first on Tarawa. His story graphically points to the debt that the people on the home front owe to the boys who are doing "more than their share" on the battlefronts. The War Chest Drive will open October 9 and continues through October 18 with 29 member agencies participating. These agencies are the USO, War Prisoners' Air, United Seamen's Service, American Field Service, Refugee Relief Trustee, United States Committee for the Care of European Children and Relief Agencies of the Philippines, Britain, Belgium, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Greece, Lithuania, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Holland, Russia, and Jugoslavia. The local agencies are T. M. C. A. Boy Scouts of America, Camp Fire Girls, Salvation Army, Associated Catholic Charities, Jewish Welfare and USO. Kidnaping Charged in Judges' Absence Judge William F. Laird gives "kidnaping" as his excuse for not being in Police Court Thursday afternoon. Tho Judge was seeing 1 his daughter off on a northbound Southern Pacific train at 1:20, but he stayed aboard until 1:21, so the train started off with the judge. His pleas to have the train stopped wero to no avail. He had to ride to Tulare where he was given a ticket back on the next train. PARATROOPER Private Harry D. Yo\v, sou of Mr. and Mrs. Maude Martin. 126 Grove street, has won the right to wear wings and boots of the urmy paratroopers at Fort Benning. Ga. He has completed four weeks of training. Four Local Stores Charged With OPA Price Violations The Office of Price Administration has filed complaints against four local grocery stores asking license suspension on charges of OPA price violations. The stores named^ are Rosedale Grocery Store, Route 4, Box 281; Orange Market, 500 Roberts Lane; Sears Market No. 9, Chester and Justine streets, and Sears Market No. 11, 2107 Alta Vis Drive. A The complaints charge In each case that warnings were sent last June, and that upon Inspection September 7 and 8, each store was guilty of violation of many OPA price celling and listing regulations. Rosedale Grocery Store was accused of 20 violations of price callings between February and June, and of 11 price violations on September 8. The complaint also oharged that the store failed to post lists of maximum prices on soap articles and grades on meat cuts. Orange Market was accused of 19 price celling violations between February and June, and 18 violations September 8. The complaint against Sears Market No. 9 charged that nine price violations were fount! September 8. the most spectacular being a 17-cent overcharge on M. J. B. white rice. The ceiling price for thnt product was set for 28 cents, and 45 cents was being charged, it is asserted. The warning sent that store in June listed eight price violations, failure to post store classification sign, failure to post lists of ceiling prices on pork, beef, veal, lamb or mutton, and failure to mark selling prices on meat cuta displayed in the showcase. Sears Market No. 11 was accused of ID price violations on September 7, Including an 8-cent ovQrchttrge on grade B sirloin steak, and also of failure to post or mark prices on four products. Instructor, Three Students Die in Midair Collision Just a lilllc more than a month before they were scheduled to graduate with the class of 41-K, three flying students and a pilot instructor met death in the air Monday at 1:50 p, m. when two training planes crashed in a mid-air collision, according to the announcement made to- dny t Minter Field headquarters. Tho dead included Second Lieutenant Laurence K. Zeliadt, pilot; Aviation Cadet Leonard N. Mou- dahl, Aviation Cadet Jeff T. Morehead and Aviation Student Orland O. Motley. Lieutenant Zeliadt, 24, is survived by his father, Ivan E. Zeliadt, of Nonvalk, Iowa. The lieutenant was commissioned in November, 1943, when he received his wings at Luke Field. Prior to entering: the army he attended Iowa State College. With him In his ship was Aviation Cadet Mondahl, 23, a member of the class of 44-K at Minter, who was scheduled to graduate November 20. He is survived by his father. Louis E. Mondahl, 1048 Alcatraz avenue. Oakland. He entered the army in April, 1042 at Fort Snelling, Minn. The pilot of the second ship .was Cadet Morehead, 20, of the class of 44 K, also. He is survived by hia wife, Mrs. Gulda Louise Morehead, of 2107 Truxtun avenue. The couple was married last August. Also surviving the pilot is his father, Lake D. Borehead, of Bland. Va. The young pilot entered the service March, 1943 at Roanoke, Va. Co-pilot of the second ship -was aviation student, Orland C. Motley, 23. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Elsie M. Motley, 2417 East Twelfth avenue. Denver, Colo, He entered the service in September, 1942 at Denver. The two ships were on a routing combat training flight, using the UC78 Training planes when the crash occurred, A board of officers has been appointed to Investigate the crash. The bodies of the men are at Greenlawn, pending word from the next of kin who have been notified. West Coast Alaska Air Network Filed Bakersfield, Fairbanks Link Contemplated An application to link Fairbanks, key city of the Alaskan interior, with Bakersfield and other cities along its Pacific coast and coast-to- coast system, has been filed by United Air Lines with the Civil Aeronautics . Board at Washington, D. C. United's petition is for an exten* sion of a route to Alaska for which It orlglnall applied to the C. A. B. on May 19. With the addition, the route would be as follows: Seattle to Ketchtkan, 726 miles; Ketchikan to Juneau, 294 miles; Juneau to Yak u tat, 208 miles; Yakuta^to An* chorage, 368 miles, and Anchorage to Fairbanks, 256 miles, making 1 a total of approximately 1850 miles from Seattle to Fairbanks. United officials, who pointed out that the company has had long experience in operating to and from Alaska for the Air Transport Command, said the application, If granted, would place Fairbanks only hours from Bakersfield. Beckham Tells of National Insurance "National Insurance Affairs" was the subject of Horace P. Beckham of St. Paul, Minn., superintendent of agencies of the Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance Company, speaking Tuesday at a luncheon meeting at Hotel El Tejon. The meeting was attended by 35 life insurance underwriters from Kern county. Leonard Hall, chairman for the day, introduced tho speaker. Michael Ellis is president of the underwriters' organization. Mr. Beckham has been visiting the company's central California agency here for several days, making a tour of inspection of valley interests and investments. He was accompanied on the tour by Earle V. Parker, manager of central California agencies. Mr. Beckham was honored at a dinner at the Hotel Padre, attended by representatives of the company's San Joatiuin valley agency. Nurse Commends Local Red Cross Appreciation of the work tliat Bakersfield Hod Cross production volunteers are doing was shown once mur« in a letter recently received by Mrs. W. O. Catlin, Bakersfield, from Lieutenant Helen P. Wanatta, who writes from tho evacuation center in France where she, an army nurse, is stationed: "We have been using those dressings, 4x5s and 4xSa that you have been making, by the thousands. Only wish you knew and could see the good they do and how badly they need them, "In 24 hours we operate on 200 boys and you can Imagine the dressings It takes. Some of them have several bad wounds each." Colonel Crumley Will Speak at Rotary Meet Guest speaker at the Rotary Club meeting Thursday at noon at Howl El Tejoa will b« Lieutenant-Colonel Newton H. CrumJey, commanding Minter Field army air ba«e, H* will discuss the work of his department. , Ralph Brown.w *#<* M* •'^^ •si '-

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