The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 5, 1944 · Page 13
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Bakersfield, California
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Thursday, October 5, 1944
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PIPEFULS LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1944 (Thursday. October 5, 1014) Jax Smith, former sports reporter for The Californian. who covered the bombing at Pearl Harbor as an on-the- scene newspaperman, returned to the United States and joined the marines. This week I learned that he has been assigned the job as l comDat Photographer. He is being sent to Washington.B.C. JAX SMITH for two months Marine Combat and then it s my f CorrcNpoDllrnt guess he will be shipped to the orient. Possibly one of/these days he may run into his close friend, Derryl Berrigan. ace pastern war correspondent for the United States. Berrigan covers the India-China theater. The Marauder One of the finest all-around plants in our air corps is the B-2C or Martin Marauder. It strafes, bombs and fights and is a combat workhorse of the force. Ninth Air Force Marauders are now based in Prance where daily they attack tuel and supply dumps, enemy troop concentrations and gun installations. Before the actual invasion of France these Marauders participated in many preinvasion attacks, blasting airfields, railway marshaling yards, robot plane emplacements in the Pas de Calais, nnd bridges. The son of Tom McManus and Ethel McManus was flying one of these planes when he was reported missing over France. Kusscll Hiatt Today I learned that another Bakerstield boy, Staff Sergeant Russell R. Hiatt, 204 Moneta avenue, has been serving as a tail Runner in a Marauder and has received the ^Air Medal. He participated in the preinvasion sorties nnd the invasion. He is on leave from The Bakersfield Californian, serving here before the war in our circulation department. His wife, Leota M., should be very proud of his record. • Claude Ford I learned that Major Claude Ford, great P-'i8 pilot and squadron leader, is homo on leave here after brilliant service in the Mediterranean theater, but I have been unable to run him down to talk to him. Leonard Hall "When something went wrong with their oxygen equipment, three men in a Liberator, flying at extremely high altitude on a run over Germany, all passed out but came through it okeh and completed their mission. One of these men was Leonard Hall, Jr.. son of Major Leonard Hall, of this city, a "World War I veteran. Eminett Rosse I am Informed that Marine Private Ernmett Rosse, husband of Mrs. Ruth Rosse, 2223 Robinson street, has been graduated from the infantry school at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, and will be as- isigned to an infantry battalion. William Doughty Another marine, Private First Class William II. Doughty. 1100 Truxtun avenue, is now serving overseas with a. defense battalion which left the states for duty in the south Pacific months before Pearl Harbor, His unit has shot clown 42 Japanese planes and several possibles in the fighting at Yella la Vila in the Solomon Islands. Jim Smullcn Learned that Jim Smullen, who wrote so well for the Wind Sock •when he was stationed at Minter Field, is now at Truax Field, Madison, Wis. Don MacLaughlin, the former Wind Sock artist, is reported at Chanute Field studying electronics. Before being whipped overseas Smullen hopes to get a furlough and visit in Bakersfield for a few days. Jaysee Visits Bakersfield Junior College reports the visits of several former members now in service. Lieutenant Claude M. Kennedy of the Army Air Corps spent a short leave in Bakersfield before going overseas with B-24s. Lieutenant Kennedy says. "This place still hits its traditional heat." Lieutenant Richard Hitchcock visited the school with his fiance, \Vilma Tieek. while spending a two-week furlough here. Lieutenant Fred Robenson, former music instructor made a short stop while en route to duty with the fleet after completing his training at Tucson. First Sergeant Daid A. Fanucchi was home for a " short 30 days after too long in the southwest Pacific." Corporal Charles R. Allen has a short delay en route to Richmond, Va., for an assignment in medics. Ensign Ray Snider called to say au revoir. John Shortridge Tells of Fee BaUersfield Realty Board members heard a discussion of the new city license fee on receipts of Bakersfield business and professional men, by John Shortridge, city attorney, at their meeting, Wednesday, at noon, at Hotel El Tejon. In the absence of President Frank Simons, Charles Boydstun presided. Program chairman was Maurice St. Clair. WITH US TODAY Major and -Mrs. C. Monterey. Visiting, motel. Earl Smith, Fresno. Hotel El Te.itin. Mr. and Mrs. Frederick, Travelers' Business. R. Lewis, .Las Vegas, Is'ev. A'isiting. Bakersfield Inn. Kisher Tliurinan. Seattle, Wash. Business. Southern hotel. I'. I). Thomas, Aliquippa, I Visiting. Bakorst'ield Inn. GRAPE CEILING REMOVOEN 8500 ACRES IN KERN WOULD BE AFFECTED WILL SPEAK—Lee Rose, past vice-president of Optimist International anil a present member of the council for boys' work of the international organization, will address members of the local club at a meeting at Hotel 101 Tejon Friday. Approximately SHOO acres of table grapes, hull' of the entire acreage of vineyards in Kern county, may be affected through the removal of table grape ceiling prices "within three days if not sooner." according to a prediction issued today by A. Setrakian. president of the Raisin Producers' Association, at Fresno, according Hi a press dispatch from the raisin city. A conference was held there with grape growers, nnd Senator Sheridan Downey and Representative Alfred Elliott. Mr. Setrakian said that, both Downey and Elliott had informed him that Fred M. Vinson, director of economic stabilization, would hold a meeting with War Food Administration and Office of Price Administration officials today in Washington to discuss the ceiling suspension. Ceilings on wine grapes were removed yesterday. Embargo Cancelled He also announced that a proposed embargo on the shipment of fresh grapes to eastern markets, scheduled to go into effect Friday for five days, had been cancelled. The grape men last night passed a resolution urging immediate action on table grapes to permit free trading in all branches of the grape industry on grounds that "growers and the American housewives will be subject to a most unjust and unfair treatment." Raisin, table grape and juice variety producers all concurred in thy resolution, and one grower-observer commented that it was "the first time in history that the entire grape industry agreed on anything." Juice grape sales now return approximately $175 to the grower and table grapes from $05 to $75. One objection tc the removal of the ceilings on juice grapes at a time when maximum prices were being enforced on table varieties was that a. major portion of the crop would be diverted to winery uses and would permit the wineries to manipulate the price at will. Members of the table grape advisory committee said their industry would face "the greatest chaos in history" under present regulations. Among those supporting the removal of the table grape ceiling was W. J. Cecil, general manager of the California Grape Growers and Shippers Association. More than half of Kern county's grape harvest is the Thompson seedless grapes that are being converted into raisins on government orders. Late varieties not yet harvested are the table grapes including the Emperor, Rebier, Cornishon and Almeria. OPTIMISTS URGE YOUTH JNTEREST CLUB SLATES MEET AT HOTEL FRIDAY 90,000 Bales Set as Kern CottonYield LABOR SUPPLY AMPLE; TEN GINS OPERATING IN COUNTY, REPORT A public appeal for a greater inter, est in youth and for more friendship j and co-operation between individuals j and groups in democracy's war ef- ! fort will he made by the Optimist Club of Bakersfield at a luncheon meeting at Hotel Kl Tejon tomorrow. The program is part of the annual "Optimist Week" observance sponsored by Optimist clubs of the | until May 1'nited States. Canada and Puerto I may take Rico. Honorary sponsors of the general observance include Harold Lloyd, Joe K. Brown. Bob Burns, Tony Cabooch. Eddie Cantor, Charles Chaplin. Fontaine Fox, Bob Hope, Lum and Abner. the Marx brothers. Frank Morgan. Ezra Stone, and the "Happy Gang" of Canadian radio fame. Lee Rose of Los Angeles, past vice-president of Optimist International and at present one of three members of the council for boys' work for Optimist International, will speak at tomorrow's meeting. Local Man Killed in Auto Accident Peter A. Petersen Dies in Collision With Truck St. Andrews Society Slates Opening Meet St. Andrews Society and its Auxiliary will meet Friday at 7:45 p. m. at the K. E. Barber home. 1502 Baker street, for the first meeting of the fall season. Henry Scott and Mrs. Alec Simpson will preside over their respective groups. The program for 1944-lfl4i5 session is being divided in two portions, one under tho leadership of Alec Simpson and Henry Scott, who will delve into the lesser known Scotch song writers. For the remaining months of 1944, the group will discuss Scotch hymns and hymn writers under the supervision of the Reverend John Murdoch. WHOLE BLOOD USED PARIS. Oct. 5. (IP)— Whole blood being flown from the United States to meet increasing battlefront needs has been used to save lives of Ameri can soldiers in the 'Siegfried Line only four days after it was con trtbuted in the states. A rear-end collision between a passenger car and a truck and trailer, cost the life of Peter A. Petersen, ,'!<!. 3005 Alia Vista Drive, driver of the passenger car. Wednesday at S:45 p. m. on Highway 9!», two miles south of Lebec, according to the California Highway Patrol. Driver of the General Petroleum Company truck was Leo von Biela, 40, Huntingdon Park. Mr. Petersen is survived by his widow. Mrs. Valrie Petersen, also of 3005 Alta Vista Drive. The body is at Flickinger-Digier Chapel, pending funeral services. Minor chest injuries were suffered by Xora Alice Via. 66, of Pearblossom, when she was thrown against the steering wheel in a collision between the car she was driving and one driven by M. S. Kirishian, 50, Spokane. Wash., Wednesday at 11:30 a. m. at South Chester avenue and Highway 99. Mrs. Via was treated at Kern General Hospital. Approximately OO.oOO bales was estimated as this season's cotton yield in Kern county by Lewis A hurtch, Kern county agricultural commissioner. He said this estimate is about the same as the production last year. Mr. Hurtch and Marc A. Lindsay. Kern farm adviser, both said that the yield of crops cannot be determined until later in the season. "The labor supply, which is ample at present." Adviser Lindsay said, "cannot he judged until the peak of the season, which is expected to Vie around the middle part of November." Within the last week, approximately 10 cotton gins have begun operating in this county. First machines to be reported In operation in Kern were the Producer's Old River Gin. and the Buttonwillow Cotton Gin. Kern apparently is abend of other counties in this urea in ginning and piekins the crops, Mr. Lindsay said, since only two gins have been reported in operation north of here. Both of these gins are in Kings county. HM.-i PARITY PRICES SET KOK WHEAT, COTTON Parity prices have been assured for wheat and cotton in 1945. according to word received from the War Food Administration by J. R. Bright, chairman of the Kern county agricultural conservation committee. Mr. Bright explained that growers will have to put wheat under loan 1, 5945, 'n order that they advantage of the WFA purchase program to support wheat prices at purity. He said that the WFA will purchase from producers through the Commodity Credit Corporation all unredeemed 1944 crop wheat, which is under loan May 1, 1945, at the 1944 loan rate, plus 15 cents per busbej, less all carrying charges including accrued interest to the end of the storage year. Loan rate on U. S. No. 1 soft while wheat at Kern county points is $1.45 per bushel or $2.41; per hundredweight. He pointed out that if market prices reach a level where it is to the advantage of the grower to redeem such wheat under loan and move it to market, the program is flexible enough tc permit ready negotiation of private sale. All cotton on the 1944 crop for which a loan schedule has been announced and which may be placed in acceptable storage and tendered for sale to the CCC. will lie purchased Viy the WFA, Mr. Bright said. KXIIiniTS —Lilyan Roche, lucal artist, is exhibiting oil paintings at Haker Street Branch Library this week. Local Artist Shows Paintings at Library Seek Oil Tax Rule Clarity Petitioner Wants to Establish Tax Basis for Mineral Property A petition (ik'd with the Supreme Court in Snn l-'rancisc-o )>y Coral lloyl. the Atlantic Oil C.ompnnv and the Superior Oil Company, all of Hak- erslield, against Kern County Auditor S. A. Woody anil Tax Collector .1. Perry Brile asks a ruling on Avliether tax rates on oil leases should he hased on the rate of the previous year or on rales' tixcd by the Bonnl of Supervisors September 1. according to an Associated Press dispatch. Air. Woody takes the push ion that rates should be based on the inure recent liu'iires. An act passed by the state Legislature, August -I. I!'-):!, transferred mineral rights from the secured tax roll, on whieh rates an 1 based <m (lie previous year's assessment. ti> the seenred roll, taxed according to figures tembor 1. The petitioners ask a writ of ninn- to compel figuring of the tax IJKT l.ll> OX WAR in im i t v War i 'best. ; (';i 1 !;i '-:y. member ni' thi' s K. II. Kre\r.nhai;eii. ma Air Lines. Mi . Kvevenh; ef i quai'lei "f t mulinn liv the I'niteil Air Linos. MIKST-Lifti i r.-it sinni) i ln M s|»'"-i:il I.'!!'!.-! maii-iuer n •nhauen ^;ii< n the rinkcrsfield Comi --iii-i| to.Hv by .lorries ; ir-i- 11" i ••! eived it f nun M •>!'!'!• '• «if 111" I 'llitf'l ,\ i'.l ili.-'ribuie in cxrcss ii i n-ly I')'! cities served VOLUNTEERS SET IN CHEST DRIVE EARL WONG NAMED DIVISION CHAIRMAN Debut as nn artist is being mnde by Lily.-in Roche, with an exhibit ' at Maker Street Branch Library, this ! week. The oil paintings indicate i that Mrs. Roche, chiefly a self-taught j date artist, has plenty of native talent: j in accordance, with n constitutional and that she enjoys painting local | provision providing tha'. certain un- Camp Will Seek Support of Kern Potato Crop AV. B. Camp, adviser to the AVar Food Administration for the western area, has left for Washington. D. C., to confer with officials there for support to the l!)4f) Kern county potato crop. He will return to Kern county on October la when he will report to local growers on development. scones. Many of her pictures are of loc-il landscapes. She has made several still lil'es and portraits. due of her pictures shows a horse galloping down a meadow, and is indicative of another of her interests. Tu her best work, there is a natural sense of composition and a feeling for balance in color, both basic for an artist, who intends to develop and grow with further experience. Mrs. Roche studied with her grandmother. Lylyan Sylver. New York artist and taxidermist, and she also took lessons in landscape painting from llnrry Craig Smith. Two Jailed Here on Burglary Charges Police arrested two men early this morning on charges of two counts of burglary each. They were William Lewis Roberts, l',4. of Los Angeles and Clyde Lester Henderson. 24. of J'asadena. The men are accused of burglarizing the I'nion Oil Company office at 10] Kentucky street, and the Shell Oil Company office at 900 Sacramento street. Assistant Police Chief O. (',. Heckmann, Lieutenant C. A. Moreloek, Officers K. H. Cronkhitc. R. L. Crawford and D. B. Fisher made the arrests. Inspectors. K A. Walls and \V. R. Dolnn are investigating the case. FAIK IX HAH<;.\INIXG SAXTA MONICA. Oct. 5. (.fl 1 )—Em- ployes of Douglas Aircraft Company's plant here failed for the third lime to select a bargaining' agent in an election conducted by the XLRB. secured properly be taxed on the [ basis of estimates for the preceding I year, the Associated Press states. j It is asserted that this would .save i the leaseholders In question more i than Jim,onn under taxes figured on j the current-year basis, the petition j -states. j Mr. AVoody expressed satisfaction that the case had come up for decision by the Supreme Court. "There has been a controversy among auditors all over the state whether to apply last year's rate or the rate fixed by the Board of Supervisors September 1." he stated. Legion Book Sales Soar on First Day Approximately 300 to 400 copies of "Those AVho Serve," which was released Wednesday, were sold on the first day of public sale. Glenn Stanfield, manager of sales, announced today. lie said that all stores where the books are being sold completely exhausted their stocks and had to he replenished in the latter part of the afternoon. The books, which have been edited and published by the Frank S. Reynolds Post 2R. American Legion, contain the pictures of over noOO servicemen and women and the history of Kern county written bv Jesse Stockton. "Knli.-lmeiit of team workers and captains is in high gear ibis week in the linkcrsfield I'liited War Che.-t campaign, which kicks off next Monday night. October !>." W. .1. ICIgar, established Sep- i general chairman of the drive, stated today. "It is our hope and expecta- | tlou that every public spirited citizen in Bakorsfield will take some active | part in this great humanitarian en- | deavor. If we are to combine -'•) compaigns into 1, complete co-opera- ( (ion is essential to success," slated: the chairman. | Karl Wong has accepted the chairmanship of the northeast division of tho Rakersfiold I'nited AVar Chest campaign. Cliff dray, vice-chairman, announced. Serving as captains under Mr. Wong will be Herb Sears. K. Kane. K. Cutshall, B. Knight and O. L. Kin/or with .1. Ritchie as. aide. The oil division, under Sam Bowlby as chairman, lead.s the whole organization in the enlistment of workers with :'i5 Volunteers signed up under George Simian, K. C. Vaughn, Kiel Cox, W. 10. Woodruff and Jack Gordon as er,plains. The railroad division under George Spoakman of Santa Fe and K. T. .Smith of Southern Pacific, is a close second with :i. volunteer committee workers ready to launch the drive next Monday. Hast Bakersfield. under H. O. j Westbay, and the residential, under Mrs. Hugh Nation, arc in a tie for third place for team enlistment honors with 'M volunteers lined up at the present time. The. educational division under John Compton, and the Minter Field organization, under Lieutenant A. B. MeCreary, are both complete and ready for tho starting gun on October 9. A strong call for volunteer workers in the downtown business division was presented last night by W. J. Klger. According to the chairman, there is. serious i;;'od for more adequate co-operation in the central business section. Those who would like to assist in this essential campaign are asked to call 4-4,S(i:t, Chest headquarters. DIVISION' CHIEF— Earl Wong lias accepted the chairmanship of the northeast division of the Bakersfield War Chest drive scheduled to begin Monday night, according to an announcement today by Cliff Gray, vice-chairman. Injured Man's Mind" Will Be Psychiatrist's Topic Fire Destroys 1300 Pounds of Cotton Thirteen hundred pounds of raw cotton went up in smoke today at ti:5ii a. m. in a trailer on Peterson Road, McFarland. The newly picked cotton was owned by the Producers Cotton Oil Company of McFarland, which suffered a loss of $250, according to the county fire department. Cause was probably a carelessly dropped cigarette. An iron left heating did $15 worth of damage at the home of Ben S. Anderson, 418 I street, when it fell into an overstuffed chair and started a fire, city firemen report. The blaze occurred Wednesday at 3 p. m. City engines were called to put out a fire in a pile, of rags behind a building at 1401 California avenue today at 12:01 a. m. 100 City Teachers Discuss Curriculum at Meeting "The Mind of the Injured Man" will be the subject of Dr. Richard Lowenberg, psychiatrist, when he presents the first lecture of the season for the Kern County Mental Hygiene Society, Friday, at 8 p. m., in the audiorium of the Kern County Health Department at Kern General Hospital. Doctor Lowenberg's impressive record in the field of psychiatry includes two years as resident assistant in neurology at the City Hospital, Hamburg: five years as assistant in neuropsychiatry at the University Hospital in the. same city, five years as instructor of neuropsychiatry at Shanghai. China, and a consultant at the Shanghai Mercy Hospital for Nervous Diseases. He also served as a member of the medical council of the International Settlement of Shanghai. Doctor Lowenberg was a staff member of St. Joseph's Hospital in San Francisco, and assistant division surgeon of Western Pacific Railroad Hospital in Portola. He is now director of the mental hygiene division of the Kern County Health Department. In choosing the text of his lecture, Doctor Lowenberg said he kept in mind that Major-General Norman T. King, surgeon-general of the United States Army, has placed psychiatry on an equal basis with' medicine and surgery and has stressed the importance of the problem of men- 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 More than 100' first and fourth grade teachers and principals of the Bakersfield city schools met in the workshop of the city schools at 7 p. m. Tuesday for the purpose of discussing curriculum and instructional materials for grades one and four and teachers' problems. Miss Helen M. Lynch, primary supervisor, spoke on the instructional material available and used in the first grade. She also told how social studies, languages, reading, writing, music and art may be woven together to make a rich program for the first grades. Mrs. Alma Gardiner, of Longfellow School, demonstrated how this program works out In actual practice, thus making learning a natural experience instead of a forced process. Art Expressions Miss Joyce Massey, art supervisor, brought in art expressions of the reading program from first grade teachers in the system. These expressions included story experiences from Mrs. Alma Ames, formerly of Horace Mann School, and from Mrs. Nadine Jeffries of Roosevelt School, painting experiences from Mrs. Beatrice Munden of Jefferson School, pupil experiences from Mrs. Alma Gardiner of Longfellow School, and reading charts developed through social activities from Mrs. Catherine Fraser and Mrs. Frances Newsom of Longfellow School, Miss Nora Cady of McKinley School, and M«s. Mary Golden Lee of Lincoln School. tal hygiene as a public obligation, as general understanding of, and cooperation in, the problem for the coming decades are inilispensible. Doctor Lowenberg wild. "To all, rehabilitation work is the understanding of the injured man's mental difficulties in peace and in wartime. The farsightedness of the local health department recognized the need of the times for the establishment of the ground-work for a mental hygiene division. But as it has not yet been possible to obtain even a minimum staff for carrying out the planned program, the active co-operation of the community is needed." The Mental Hygiene Society is sponsor of a study group on rehabilitation under the chairmanship of Dr. Arthur T. Tail, educational counselor for returned veterans at Bakersfield Junior College. B. J. Coleman, United States Employment. Service veterans' officer, is secretary of this group. The study group has taken as its theme for tho season, "Handicapped Individuals and Their Families" and will stress the importance of developing the correct attiudes of the families toward the handicapped. "The lectures, and study groups of tho Mental Hygiene Society are open to all Interested persons." said Miss Josephine Wiley, chairman of the society, "and It is the obligation of each community to familiarize itself with the problems of the mental well- being of its membci s." Miss Waive Stager, city schools librarian, spoke on the proper use of school library materials and on primary visual aid material. Proper Use of Materials Miss Flossie Mills, intermediate supervifiAr, spoke to fourth grade teachers on the proper use of materials as an aid to the achievement of satisfactory learning in arithmetic. Mrs. Carmyn Terrill of Ha%vthorne School spoke on ways of managing many groups of different ability levels in a classroom.' Miss Betty Burke of Roosevelt School told of ways of teaching children to read with clear enunciation and expression to an audience. Miss Edith Fox of Franklin School spoke on early California history and ways of 'Vnjiking' it come alive for children. Art expressions from her class and from Miss Lillian Sturz' class were on display. A group discussion on teachers' problems and best methods and procedures for solving them concluded the meeting. Supplementary Aids At a recent meeting of sixth grade teachers and principals, a demonstration in the use of supplementary teaching aids in the study of the Americas was given by Marguerite Holcombe, a teacher at Roosevelt School. Sine described how her sixth grade class last semester took an Imaginary trip to South America, and the results in learning that were obtained. Deafh of Infant Termed Accidental A verdict of accidental death was pronounced following an inquest yesterday at Monolith in the case of Jimmy Questada, one-montli-old infant, who died Tuesday of injuries received Monday when a Southern Pacific train struck the automobile driven by his father, Jesus Flores Quesada, according to reports from the coroner's office. The accident occurred at the railroad crossing just east of tbe cement plant at Monolith, coroner's reports state. The father said he. lid not. see the train because the sun was in his eyo.s, according to the official report. The child died of severe internal chest injuries, the report filed following the inquest states. Charges of Burglary Against Man Refiled Arthur Madson was arraigned in Judge Stewart. Mugee's Township No. IP Court yesterday following the refiling of a complaint against him on charges of burglary. lie was released from custody last week after a motion to set aside information on grounds of insufficient testimony had been granted by Superior Court. Department L'. District Attorney Thomas Scott stated that new evidence had been uncovered. Mad.-jen's preliminary hearing was set for October 11 at 1! p. in. Counsel for the defendant is Morris Chain. Agent Will Show Sewing Attachments I'se of machine attachments will be demonstrated at Roscdale by .Miss Dorothy Wilkinson of the agricultural extension service at the home of Mrs. Arthur Harbaugh on the Uoseclale highway on Friday. The meeting is scheduled for II a. in. with a potluck luncheon at noon. The women are asked to bring their own attachments, pieces of cloth and sewing equipment. Moro value will be gained from the meeting. Miss Wilkinson said, if women will bring their sewing inaehiues and actually opcrale tho attachments. Articles made with the ruffler, hcmrncr, binder iind tucker will be shown to illustrate their use. Larry Vincent Is New Fellowship President Presbyterian Fellowship group met recently with the Reverend ami Mrs. John Murdoch at their home on Cedar street, at which time Larry Vincent was sealed as president for the year. Others who will roigu during the ensuing term include Pvvight Brad- sh/iw as vice-president: Miss Gertrude Murdoch, secretary, and Joe Ilivas, treasurer. Dwisht Rradshaw was also elected to be chairman of social activities. The group wrote a "round robin" letter to J)ick Bradshaw and Tommy Hershey who are now in the navy and to Miss Phyllis MeClure, who is. in NV-w York with the AVAV10S. FIRE CAPTAIN TELLS SLOGAN SPEEDY VICTORY, FIRE PREVENTION IS GOAL "To Speed Victory and Prevent Fire" is the slogan which keynotes Fire Prevention Week, to be observed nationally this year from October S through October 14, according to Captain Harry Long, head of the Fire Prevention Bureau, in urging local citizens to make the week a practical cleanup week of their homes and the city generally. "Fire is one of the most serious challenges America faces on the home front." said the captain. Four hundred million dollars worth of property went up in smoke last year and in.000 lives were lost. Because our country has been spared destruction from incendiary bombs, is there any excuse for smugness about fire safety 1 .' Protect yourself and your community by re-moving rubbish and litter from your home, by using' fire-resistant roofing, by repairing' dirty and defective heating equipment and by equipping your home with fire extinguishers. "Another matter that should concern everyone with an automobile is to take care, of their automobile and see that they are properly serviced. Most persons' cars must last for the duration. The ignition and lighting system should be checked .regularly for worn wires and loose connections, the carburetor properly adjusted and the valves and motor assembly cleaned. Smoking near an open gas tank should be taboo, and care should be la ken to keep cigaret ashe.s from igniting car upholstery. Kern Library Heads Give Reports at Meet Department heads of Kern County Library system met yesterday morning lit. the courthouse. Reports were submitted un work in each department. Helen Lackey, new librarian at the Raker street branch, was welcomed back after an IS-ninnth leave of absence. She was formerly employed at the Bakersfield branch library at the courthouse. Reports on Offices Heard by Grand Jury The grand jury, called, by I.. .T. Brandt. [meniaii, held a routine nit-dint; this morning in iho courthouse. Reports wen; heard on the progress ( /f the standing: ct'iutnitu-cs appointed to study the Board of Supervisors ot f ice. tin 1 district attorney's office aiul the auditor's office, anordiiig to A. L. Truwbridgc, secretary. McFarland Woman's Club Slates Program for Year — Alt conn Photo DECORATED —Private First Class Thomaa M. Haines of Portland, Ore., son of, Mrs. Hattle E. Haines of 405 Eighteenth street, Bakers, field, and Technician Third Grade Harry E. Dowling, son of. Mrs. Florence Morris of 429 Beardsley avenue, have been awarded the newly authorized Bronze Star for heroic achievement in connection with military operations during the battle of. Attu, in a ceremony recently held at a central Pacific base. A veteran o£ two campaigns In tho Pacific, Private Hainea participated with the Seventh Division in the recent'as- sault and capture of Kwajalein atoll. In addition to the Bronze Star, Private Haines wears the Asiatic-Pacific theater ribbon with two battle stars, the Good Conduct ribbon and the Combat Infantry badge, lit addition to the Bronze Star, Techniciah Third Grade Dowling H member of a medical detachment, wears the National Defense ribbon, tbe Asiatic-Pacific ribbon with two battle stars and Good Conduct medal, McFARLAXD. Oct. ,". — Highlighted by a community ni^ht March 111 when Miss Itnogene AVanler, world traveler, lecturer and writer, will speak, the l!M4-]'J4f> program of McKarland Senior Woman's Club was completed when members of the executive board met at tho home of Mrs. II. L. Ratekin recently. Special events will Include a rum- mago tale October 20 and -'1 in charge of Mrs. John Median and Mrs. O. O. Harnett of the ways and means committee. New members were honored at a luncheon at the club house today, with MIK. Barton Campbell, Kern county chairman of history and landmarks, and Mrs. Percy Whiteside. California delegate to the national Republican convention, as speakers. Mrs. O. J. AVbitten was soloist. Mrs. Homer DeWitto Rose, state Bible literature chairman, will bo the speaker October Ifl at 2 p. m.. followed by a book review November L', to be given by Lawrence Thair, Delano librarian. "Delano Day" will be celebrated with a luncheon November 111 and a musical play to be presented by Lawrence Wcill of Bakersfield. Husbands will bo honored at a "way down south in Dixie" party at an evening meetinu D< mber 7. A children's program. "Christmas the World Over." will be presented December -1 at an evening meeting in chars-.- of Mrs. \Vullaee Briefly. "A Day in China." January 4. will bo featured by a Chinese luiu-heon. A treasure tea with bridge and live hundred will be h> Id January 1 s '. followed by a fashion show- 1-Vbi u- ary 1. The club's birthday anniversary party will he held February l."i with past presidents anil charter members being honored at a luncheon. Mrs. Guy I'hilbmuU will ho in charge of play day. March 1, followed by the community night program, March IB. Music and poetry, an evening social meeting and an open meeting will mark gatherings on April 0, April in and May 'A. n'spoctively. A formal installation will bo held May 17 at S p. m. Those present at tho board meeting were Mesdames H. L. Ratekin. Al Schneider. John Meehan, K. A. Hand, Ralph Alexander. Richard Johnson. W. R. Pbllbrook, Guy Airs. 1 Philbrook. liay McCoy. Clrtude Ratel klu, Glen Kirkpulriek. B. Lewis, O. O. BarncU and Grace Adams. \VOl'XI>ED—Lieutenant Hewitt M. Clement, co-pilot of a B-17 who has been stationed in England, was wounded in uetii.n over Germany, September !>. says a report to his wife, Mrs. I'ayo Clement of Vcn.- tura. Lieutenant Clement's condition is reported to be good. His mother, Mrs. Mary Clement, "resides at TJ7 K street. Ho is aluo father of a ilaushU'i-, Carolyn, born September IS, whom lie hus never seen.

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