The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 5, 1944 · Page 9
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ZZ*i!gp*m» !£/ ,*»">- x. ^*^L'^"*""""' DRILLED—Sixteen well drilling units are operating at top speed on the Elk Hills navy oil reserve. A string with portable derrick mast is shown above. ^ GASOLINE EXTRACTED —On the Elk Hills oil reserve, with a goal of 65,000 barrels of crude oil a day, v . the unit operation has its plant In which gasoline Is extracted from natural gas. Miss Letty Brown, the famous Banker, Whose homes} among the nations swanker, Drinks REGAL PALE to calm her mind And make her feel both good and kind. •CU.AM1O.REWW 00 New Elk Hills Wells Produce 19,000 Barrels Per Day Operations at the navy's mammoth Elk Hills petroleum reserve are expanding rapidly with 20 newly-completed wells out of a planned 300 together with previously existing wells now producing more than 19,000 barrels of oil a day, eleventh naval district officials announced today. Sixteen well-drilling units operating at. top speed will shortly make possible a maximum production of fiu.OOO barrels of crude oil a day from the relatively untapped field opened by Congress last June 19 In response to urgent military needs for increased oil production to supply the armed forces in the Pacific, Commander Victor H. \Vilhelm, United States Naval Reserve, inspector of naval petroleum reserves in California, revealed. Four oil companies, under contract to the navy and approved by President Roosevelt, will process an expected total of 2,500,000 barrels of crude oil for the six months' period ending- December 31, 1944, Commander Wilhelm said. NOW BREATHE FREER 12 drop* in each noatril [•brink membrane*, cold I stuffed now opani. Cau- I tion:U«*onlyas directed. PCNETRO NOSE DROPS HiiuiaiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiDiiiiiiiiiiiiDiiiiMiiiiiiaiiuiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiitt i 5 i The four companies are: Union Oil Company of California, Shell Oi Company, General Petroleum Cor poration of California, and Mohawk Petroleum Corporation. Present emergency measures pro vide for the utilization of only 10,000 of the 43,000 acres comprising pe troleum reserve number 1, Com mander Wilhelm said, and will be developed for the navy by the Standard Oil Company of California The field, established in 1912 to insure the navy adequate petroleum reserves in time of war, will be im mediately closed upon alleviation o' the present emergency shortage, am will again revert to the status of a reserve. Commander Harry P, Stolz, Unlte( States Naval Reserve, is the officer in-charge of the Elk Hills field, of ficially known a« naval petroleum reserve No. 1. i Our Lumber Yard and Office I Will Be Closed I FRIDAY AND SATURDAY October 6 and 7 for Inventory Open for Business Monday, October 9 HAYWARD Lumber and Investment Co. 1401 H Street Phone 5-5871 BAKERSFIELD iiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiioiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiHNiiiiDiiiiiiiiiiiiDiiii Soldiers Want Homes Remain Unchanged WITH THE AMERICA!, 1NFAN TRY DIVISION, SOUTHWEST PA CIPIC, Oct. 5. OP)—What does G. I Joe want to find unchanged when he returns home? This division's veterans answerec the question recently in regimental sponsored contests. Most of them want: To find their wives, sweethearts folks, friends, homes and old job unchanged. The prize-winning letter came from Corporal Ralph W. Perry, o Sarlcs, N. D., veteran of Guadal canal and Bougainville. He wrote "I want to start in just where I lef off, being a plain, ordinary citizen of the United States. Some may want Uncle Sam to -support them th< rest of his life, but I just want tha old thing they call opportunity foi all." Julius and Susie Anton Announce Their Return to ILTROVATORE "Home of Italian Dinners" 920 Twentieth Street Tuesday, October 3 And as in the past will continue to maintain the same standard of service that heretofore proved so popular with H Trovatore patrons. • We Cater to Private Partiea and Banquet* Businiss and Professional GUIDE Phone 1-7631 for Mutiny RatM ACCOUNTANTS JOHN W, CULLITON PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT. Incorm I'ax Service, Audit*. S.»»t*nn 205-20(1 I'rofMBlnim Hulldlni Pbnn* »-B5»l CHINESE HERBS T. LIM IIRKH SHMJALISi STOMACH TROUBLE SPECIALISTS Komrdlcn fur All AUmrntf PKKK CONSULTATION Formei lirrb Imtrurlnr Ca.-tnn College, (teuton Chirm Twenty-fourth ami K Btrrctn Hhunt 5-5A51 LAUNDRIES LAUNDRY SERVICE Ijiiin^r.> Herrlec Untivflieu—foal !• Our Mnltn -Tan Uirfertnt gfrrlewi and Tori" ltrj> 'Jiranini OITI2INS LAUNDRY Stitt«nt< unf 0 atriwtt l>ban« I-BI01 LET ' "Things Worth While" Brighten Your Life KPMC at 3:30 P. M. LET IVERS FURNITURE COMPANY Brighten Your Home Th* «••• al Quality. »t»lt art BaMrty IB rarnltarr 625 Nineteenth Street Phone 4-4711 Kern Men in Service Andy A. Hogan, husband of Mrs. Vnita HoRan of 39 S Poplar street ncl son of Mrs. A. J. Hogan of -»»0 ilta Vista, has been promoted to echniclan fifth grade in a const rtillery unit stationed In New luinea. >ie is a mpmher of a sun lattery and has been overseas IS onths. Prior to entering the ervice. he was employed by the •(ears Markets. Two brothers are Iso in the service: Corporal James V. Hoftan is in the air corps and Corporal G, Hogan is In a medical nit. Private First Class William \V. Christie. 23-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Willln'm Christie, 2212 S»n Emidio street, Is serving with the quartermaster company attached to B-17 FlyinK Fortress group of the Eighth Air Force In F.ngland. Prl- tate Christie Is a clerk In the sec- ion which handles the supply and listribution of all the fuel used for heatinsr mid cooking at his base, rlor to his entry into the army air orces in September. 1942. he was mployed by the Santa Ke Railroad Company. Clifford Ij. Stewart has been promoted from staff to technical ser- feant serving as an aircraft armorer vith the Thirteenth A. A. F. Fighter Command's White Knights in the outhwest Pacific. A former student f Bakersfield High School, Sergeant Stewart was shipped overseas shortly ifter the outbreak of war with fapan. He has served in the Fiji and Solomon Islands and holds the Good Conduct Medal and holds the 'aciflc theater ribbon with one bat- Ie star. He witnessed the June 16, 94. 1 ?, raid by the Japanese on Guadalcanal when more than 90 Jap ilanes were destroyed. Second Lieutenant Alfred L.. Leslie. l.irtO K street, first pilot of a B-L'4 Liberator of the "Bomber j Biirons," participate! in a recent ; daylight mission :igninst Yap island. This strike brought to .100 the number of combat missions this famous old outfit has flown against the Japanese beginning with the attack ' on Hnwnil December 7. 1941. Going i to the south Pacific from Hawaii, they have bombed their way through Guadalcanal. Munda. Kahili and Rahaul. More recently they have been sucessful against Truk and Yap. In the New Guinea area they have supported the landings on Biak and Noemfoer Islands. Kent K. Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Thomas of 915 Water street, has been promoted from staff to technical sergeant. Sergeant Thomas Is a P-.18 Lightning crew chief with the White Knights in the southwest Pnrific. He holds the army Good Conduct Medal. His brother, Sergeant Ryron B. Thomas, Is with the A. A. F. in England. Aviation Cadet Vernon G. Menrs. 19. son 11 f Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Menrs. 1916 East California avenue, and Aviation Student William H. Shore, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter K. Shore, 1411 Gage street, are in the latest class to report to the A. A. F. training command's advanced flying school at Altus, Okla., to begin the final lap of their military pilot training. Sceond Lieutenant Darrell L. Sutton, son of Floyd Sutton, who resides at 1912 Kentucky street, Is completing his training as a heavy bomber combat crewman at Biggs Field, Texas. He is a Flying Fortress navigator. gtif gafeergftelb Californfan Thursdoy, October 5, 1944 9 Injured Man Completes High School at Evening Classes CtKTS nil'LOM.V-F.lmer B. Cook, &OS Belle Avenup. who after three years confinement, completed his high sfhool edui-atloii at evening school rlnssps hist year, has aeain enrolled for courses at the srhool. Mr. Cook Is slu.\vn with Guv W. Garr;\rd, evening school pr'ni'lpiil. PKOMOTKD Jack W. Hilton has boon promoted ! to the rank of first lieutenant ;it Kl- j lington Field, Texas. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Hilton, of 917 Flower street. Lieutenant Hilton Is assigned to Ellington Field as physical training director in the advanced navigation school. Lieutenant Hilton coached athletics at Bakersfield High School for three years prior to enlisting in the nrmy in August of 1942. Ox'-n "mine "li-M< los whii h micrht have drf'i !''•<! n nr' Irss eoiinigoiisi ndults. Klni.-r 1'. Co.,1:, :,<>* P.cllr- avenue, not oir|\- rarne.l a high srhool diplonin foHowine thr^e years of ronf inernen! in hnppilals. bnt nenin has rccisti'ird for courses in U-ikersfli'ld l-:\enintj High Srhonl, which friable him to rh.-mge. his or- cnpatio'i from ci rnechanli: to a clerical worker. During the summer of 19:19 Mr. f'ook, who is married and has a stepson. met with n tral'fir aerident which laid him up in hospitals for throe years, climaxed by the amputation of his left le-:. Doctors nn- nonneed that it would be impossible for him to return to the trades in which he had gained experience after liis graduation from uramm.ir school, (•'or several years Mr. f'ook was n carpenter, hut during the depression he changed his work to that of a truck mechanic. During lliese years he was in robust health and handled the manual work easily. In order to obtain training which would enable him to chant;*.' his occupation from manual to clerical work. Mr. Cook turned to courses available In Bakersfield Evening High School and for two years he attended classes four nights a week, lie found employment an a clerical worker in the division foreman's office of the Santa Fe locally. Mr. Cook completed the requirements for n high school diploma, of graduation last spring, but was present again jcted in or sliortria nd nine whon regiMra- .^I'hooi course.^ was vr to enroll for tvp- nnd othT course? arry several nights n. H" hopes to h««- proficient, in typing v. liicll he will n we«.k this If ; ( nni^ osp'Tin I) ^' nTir! phnrthnnd. Onr» of tlir> rniir«os Mr. f'ook savs h" fn.joys partlrnl;irly is the practl- f;il public spi'.-ikinif clasop? taijRht 'I'uosfinr nnd Thursilnv pvf-ningp hy I l-:i\ In HoilEfprork. He rplates how 1 In.ot fall, when he was invited to m:ikfl a brief tnlk. It was with rliffl- rulty thnt ht; responded and stammered a feu- words. Climax of the jyear, lio\V"ver. was whpn he was Inviti-'d to five ii Mi-niinute cxtempo- rani'ou.s talk durinir the final dinner i iiir.fi iiv_' nf the rla.^s. held at Hotel K! T'M'>n. !l» s.r,= that words came I'.isih and li" ihoroushly en.ioy<?d die exppi irnr... He is continuing the f iass this v >'.t r. VISITING HERK Drrn-ll \Ve.-t, machinist mate first class, formerly of Bakcrsfield, was j visit ing friends and relatives re- j centlv in this city after serving in j the navy for almost two years with- i out re.jchinc home. He Is the ; In-..I her of Mrs. Maude Dye, 2311 Xik'« street. The sailor has seen active duty in England and Scotland for nine months, and is now stationed in New York. He Is a I graduate of East Bakersfield High i School. CALIFORNIA FAVORITE Number one topcoat favorite in California is gabardine. Smooth ... comfortable... versatile. Warm for chilly evenings, shower proof for rainy days. Harry Coffee tailoring smartness and quality refinements distinguish all our gabardine ... $45.00 and $50.00 BARKY FRESNO AND BAK

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