The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 5, 1944 · Page 12
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 12

Bakersfield, California
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Thursday, October 5, 1944
Page 12
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12 Thursdoy, October 5, 1944 "SHARING tetli 'SHEARS By MAE SArXDERS Today this letter came from Mrs. ft. C. Ximmerman, president of the McFarland I'. T. A.: "J>ear Mao Sannders: I read your article on child care centers with great interest. Since the burning of the IS-month-old baby near i^ur community has irtjide us fed this need keenly in this agricultural area. The Mcl-'arland Co-ordinating Council has appointed the llever- emi K. M. I'.orden and myself to make a survey of the need and get any information necessary to establish a center or nursery M-lK.ol. I ha\e writ ion .Mrs. Hugh K. Nation, president of Ihe Makers- field Ci'iiiicil of Seventh ^District Congress of Parents and Teachers, and who worked with the committee that made the survey in Hakorsfield for any information they might have." It is heartening to know that organizations such as the P. T. A. ami the McFarland Co-ordinatinR Council will take the interest to make a survey and work out a practical solution for child care. Since mothers are admitted to •work in fields and no place is left for children to stay, they are exposed to the hazards of following parents into the field, are from time to time victims of being run over by trucks and tractors, and in less dramatic ways to dust, beat and cold without the necessary place, for naps nnd rest. With the cottonpicking season just beginning, there 1 will be an influx of small children into the fields. Many of them ride on the cotton sacks that are pulled along by the mothers.. Maybe such mothers should stay home and look after children, but many of them do not have homes either, except a temporary migrant camp. The odds are against .safe child care in migratory families. Child care centers are a factor that can be important in parent education if they arc properly set up, inasmuch as classes for mothers are often an integral part of the institution. It is essential that mothers should be trained in how to care for their children, how to help form good health and character habits at an early age. Much work can be done at the preschool age level and mothers that can learn to provide sound bodies for their children and good habits are helping to eradicate one source of juvenile delinquency. The same point holds true for the school-age child. It is the mother who is preoccupied with other duties who is negligent of her children; mothers who wijrk that cannot provide the proper care, and many of these can be educated to a sense of responsibility or be helped with special problems. It is not merely a problem of a "swing shift era" for mothers. There are many young mothers alter this war that will lie working mothers and supporting their children as war widows. It is part of wise postwar planning to look ahead to future needs within a community and seek basically 1o correct juvenile delinquency with •parent education and child cure. U. T. C. Forms Local Unit the first year of existence in Hakersfielil is the United Commercial Travelers Ladles Auxiliary, which had Its meeting recently at the I-iakersfleld Woman's Club building, according to Mrs. Marguerite Mucltleston, publicity manager. Thirty members were Initiated by supreme and grand officers of the I'nited States. Kollowinn the election of officers an installation was held, which was opened to members of I'nited Commercial Travelers and their wives and friends. Acting; as the Installing officers were Austa Jacobs, grand councilor of California: Mrs. Adeline Smith, past jjnmd councilor of California; Mrs. Mtibel U ten II. supreme chaplain of the United States: Mrs. Cleraldine Pierce. grand conductress: Mrs. Mary Judy, past councilor, and Mrs. Genevieve, Tliaxler. organist. Officers Installed included Mrs. H. B. Meryweather, scnor councilor; Mrs. Margeurite Muckleston, junior councilor; Mrs. Ostin Trogdon, senior councilor; Mrs. Kdward Dickson, secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Arthur Daly, conductress; Mrs. AVill- iam Bender, page: Mrs. Lois Kvans, sentinel: Mrs. .John T:. Kniffen, chaplain, and Mrs. Jl. M. "Williams, organist. Members of the executive board to take office were Mis. (iletin A. Curtis, chairman, and Mesdames Rowona Syntler and I. 1,. (Ileason. Mrs. Meryweathi'T was presented with a gavel by Mrs. Mabel Ulzall, and wit!) the Bil.iye by Austa .lacobs. The gavel was a gift of Supreme Councilors Mr. and Mrs. I!. Hock- tritt. Refreshments were served after the nif-etlng. Reduce the Comfortable AYDS Way Don't wear yourself out with tiresome •xercises. Don't give up all the foods you like. In clinical tests under the direction of medical doctors more than 100 persons lost an average of 14 to 15 Ibs. average in a few weeks with the AYOS Vitamin Candy Reducing Plan. Try it your* self. Phono S-S8S1 Notion* Main Floor Weill's TWINS AT LOMJFKLLOW —Longfellow School has six sets of twins enrolled this year including (left to right) first row, Billy find Bobby Lee: .loan and Jean Kobertsoo; second row. .loan and Louanne Kelly; Jean and Janet Armstrong: third row, Donna and Donald lioultinglioiise and Donna and .Dana Shaw. LONDON WOMEN STII.I, \VOHK LONDON, Oct. r>. op)_Tln- British government is not. yet ready to release from war employment, those married women who wish to return TWO FIXED (•"rank II. Mlick was fined •>!'> and Fred N. Douglas was fined .y_'M in Judge \\. F. Laird's Police Court yesterday on charges of having unto full-time housework. Minister of I properly connected sewer connections Labor Krnest Bevln told Commons ; at Camp Comfort, according to (i. \V. city sanitarian. ACTOR DIES ,LY\VOO|>. Oct. B. (UP.)—A en- r«'cr of nearly six decades on the stage and screen was closed today with the death of Harry Beresford, SIP, the actor who immortalized the ! role of Clem Hawley in Don Marquis' I "The Old Soak." Special Events Set for V. F. W. Meeting The next meeting of Private. Harold Brown Post No. H'iS. Veterans ol 1 Foreign Wars, which will be held in Memorial Hall, 1S:!(> Nineteenth street, at 8 o'clock Friday evening, will feature three special events plus serving of ice cream and cake by the auxiliary under the direction of Airs. Leah Marston, commander. Frank Sterling, heading a large committee including Commander Frank V. Harrison and Senior Vice- Commander Gem go D. K. Zlmmer, will report on the recent V. F. W. (lay at Sawtelle Veterans' Hospital. Kern county council of the V. F. W. meets after the regular post meeting and delegates from all posts in the county are expected to lie present. District Commander C. C. Miller and former District Commander George Petty of Toft, who took active part in recent ceremonial rituals of the local post, urge a full attendance. The growth of Private Harold Brown Post, aside from local candidates being ; epted daily, is being made possible by applications mailed in from many young men, now actively engaged In foreign service, who wish membership in the organi- sation. FOR THE Wardrobe Pep .. . Spruce- up your wardrobe will) bright, new lies. These smart patterns will put new lire into an old suit. $1.00 ami $1.50. Sport Shirts Here you will find the brands you'll want in sport shirts, including Art vogue and B. V. D. $2.95 lo $10.95 How's Your Supply of SHIRTS —Having laundry problems? Get enough shirts to last from this collection of "givc-your- neck-a-break" Van Hcuscns. Stripes, solid colors in broadcloth, woven madras. $2.25 to $2.95 As a store, we're selling a lot of fellows civilian clothing and we happen to know how many of them would rather be wearing a uniform. These men on the home front, standing by their less glorified but important civilian war jobs, deserve respect and commendation just as do the boys in the service. "Tops" in TOPCOATS If the coal you have has seen full service, come in and try on our new ones. We've a wide selection of gabardines, cavalry twills, and knit fleeces in new fall shades. A small deposit will hold your choice. $25.00 $32.50 $35.00 SUITS Styled to Stay There's no frivolity about our suits. Treat them with reasonable respect and they'll keep their good looks for many a season's wear. Single and double-breasted styles in all-wool hard-finish worsteds. Par-Tex Suits Par-De Luxe $32.50 $35.00 vama— In Quttering, Jjlaclc ]!ese(|uiiie(l, lie.jewfled. beguiling . .. the kind of si d mum-dress that will augment the glamour of Hie occasion. Flattering to your figure and a l)oon to your spirits, these are .styles every woman will want and need for festive moments. . . . This collection includes one and two-piece styles in black, some highlighted with color, others with bead, sequin, net and luce trim. Xew sleeves, necklines and dramatic dnip- cry. In crepes. Sixes 10-JO, 141/i-L'C'i, 38-3::. FASHIONS MAIN FLOOR AND FOR THE MEN OVERSEAS Remember, the deadline dates for Christmas overseas mailing are nearly here. Select your gifts TODAY from our big collection. National Letter Writing Week October 1 to 7 WEILL'S MEN'S STORE 1315 Nineteenth Street Write to a Boy in the Service Today! 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