The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on September 17, 1936 · Page 3
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*- ^ '^rixiTr'^y''!^'^ It ' THE BAKBRSPIELD CALtFOUNlAN, THURSDAY, SfePTEMBRR 17, 19M Gbeenhptn Earliest Scene , ° ; r of Kern County Activity (Sprotol to The Caltforntan) K BKNVILLB, Sept. 17, — Aside frdm seeking a cool atmosphere, visitors to Greenhorn mountain go there for tho unspoiled solitude they find. Often these visitors are ;ifiuch' but-prised to learn that long. ago 'their camp site was per- ~'hai>8' thd only haunt of man within the present bounds of Korn county. And; while normally the vacationer of Greenhorn winders along heavily shaded tree aisles to view nature In a primal state, If ho has a subtle perception, lib will note scarred trunks "and unnatural clearings that speak of human handiwork in days of the ancients. ' Early days on Greenhorn mountain have become legendary in the minds of remaining old-timers who for the most part- are o£ a succeeding generation. Nevertheless, they retain a vlvjd picture of tho life of their immediate forebears who gathered on the mountain at the call of the first i concerted gold rush of southern California. So It Is with old '"'Jim Walker of Keysvlllo, who has lived ( in the area for the past 72 jfcars and who vividly recalls ' whfctiho saw and was told -In his youthi j 'First Gold Strike There ., From what he was ..told in his youth, this Old man Is quite positive that tho first gold camp of Kern county was established In Greenhorn gulch. It was there that gold was discovered at a yery early date. ; HW belief Is substantiated by ther time-worn remains of ancient placer diggings and cabin sites of Greenhorn, the Identities of whose builders are no longer known. , Later, when Keysvlllo 'became tho bpotning ,camp ot southern California,': Greenhorn mountain became the center of the first commercial activity In the county. It was there that tho Harmon brothers started a i. young lumber Industry by splitting shakes and clapboards by hand and sledding down the mountain behind oxen to be sold for the building of tho cabins of tho new camp. Dee Harmon also sold tho miners wild game before the county boasted of a cattle industry. In Wngy Flat vegetables wcro raised for tho Kej-svlIIe marUot. Later,, on the old aicFarlaml grade leading from Tallholt • (White Klver) to Whiskey Flat (Kernvillo) an icehouse was built whore, each winter, Ice was cut and stored for the summer. These .activities were important •enough to warrant the establishment of saloons and wayside stations. Cap- tain Gordon ran an eating house at tho old Harmon mill. C. A, Pope kept a'toll station on the McFarland toll road. H. C. Cook sold whiskey at Spout Springs on tho western slope of Greenhorn, where he,and Charles Bates, a shake maker, often played banjo and fiddle all night long to entertain mountain merrymakers. Saloons Scattered Mountain At Bear Trap Flat, deserted now and silent except 'for the solemn whisper of trees and the call of mountain birds, old man Butterfteld once ran a saloon and store. It was there that Bill Ware, the gambler, John Ball Green, Dennis, the frenchman who was found mur- ered after ho had made a cleanup, nd many other miners and men of he mountain gathered to gamble at ardt). These men often „ played all light. And often they all left the able penniless because of succeed- ng rounds of drinks, the cost of ivhlch they had deducted from pots hat dwindled to nothing as the night vore on. Old Jim concluded his remlnls- encos to, observe, "Except for Its hick growth of underbrush, the old mountain is about the same as It vas when I was a young buck, If t weren't for these city tourists It vould bo almost deserted now. But n tho real old days It saw plenty of action. Then the old ox roads and trails were In dally use." • 4 « * College Can Make 250-Mile Tornado (United I'rcti Looted Wire) NORMAN, Okla., Sept. 14. — Unl- •erslty of Oklahoma engineering students will havo a chance this school year to find out" things about a 250- nlle-an-hour wind. A new tunnel, 35 feet, In length, Is nearlng completion on the campus. A 400-horsppower engine, using natural gas as a fuel, will drive the wind through the steel tunnel so research workers at tho other end can 'Ind out what happens under certain conditions. WPA technicians constructed tho tunnel at a cost of $10,000. It was designed primarily for research In aeronautics. It will be- used in testing the wind resistance of airplanes, automobiles, .rains and boats, according to Joseph Llston, associate professor of mechanical engineering. Addition of the .unnel to the school's facilities will enable It to offer new courses in air- piano testing and aerodynamics research. PIANOS RENTED, SOLD For as little as $4.00 per month you may rent a fine piano, and arrangements can be made so that if you later decide to buy we will allow you full credit for the amount of rental paid on the purchase of any piano. Many Fine Bargains NEW and Used Don C. Preston Nineteenth an* H Streets SUN KONO HERB CO. CONSULTATIONS FREE Wonderful herb* for chronic and a«uta allroenU ot tba kidney*, liver, •taraacb troqbl*, »tc. K*t>«« etf»ctlv« lor »U kind« of Six Counties Get Highway Projects (Unitca Prett Leatcd wire) SACRAMENTO, Sept. 17. — Low bids amounting to $279,156.70 for highway projects In six counties were reported today by tb,o state departmon tot public works as follows: Santa Barbara county—Grading and pavltig' 1.5 miles of coast highway and ••' constructing reinforced concrete bridge between ono mile north of Rlncon creek and Carpln- terla;. Heafey-Mooro Company, Oakland, $123,321.50. Sacramento county—Surfacing B.3 miles of stuto route 98 between H street bridge and Auburn boulevard; J. A. Cast-on, llayward, $59,065. Inyo county—Grueling and surfacing 2.3 miles of Bast-of-the-Slerra highway south of Fish Springs; B& slch Brothers, Torrance, $43,555. Lassen county—Grading 14.2 miles of state route 73 between Termo and Madeline; Poulos & McEwen, Sacramento, $30,247.80. Tularo county—Grading and surfacing .44 of a mile on state route 127 east of Portervllle and construct Ing timber bridge; N. M. Ball Sons, Berkeley, $14,609. Mono county—Grading 2.4 miles on slate route 06 between Bridge port and a point north; C. A. Baker, North Sacramento, $8358.40, 4 » • • Reach Verdict on San Difego Slaying 1 (United rrcti Lctutd Wire) SAN DIEGO, Sept. 17.—Sentence will bo passed tomorrow • on Fred Chllcott, 23, art and music student convicted of manslaughter last night In the shooting of ISdward Sartor Stewart, 28, Louisville, Ky., his sis ter Marjorlo's sweetheart. A jury of six men and six women deliberated for 4 hours and 10 mln utes before finding Chllcott guilty of shooting Stewart tho night of Au gust 15 on the Chllcott lajvn as Stewart was leaving with tho convicted youth's 20-year-old sister. Chllcott. whose defense was thai tho .32 callbro pistol was discharged accidentally and that ho had Intervened because ho believed -Stewart Intended living Illicitly with his minor sister, will appear before Su perlor Judge Lloyd Griffin tomorrow for sentence. He faces a penalty of from 1 to 10 years In prlsdn. « « » PLAN ARIZONA RITES Tho body of Rex Oarrett Sloane 8-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs Clarence Sloan of Mojave,, was sen last night to tho child's birthplace Miami, Ariz., for funeral services and Interment. Tho child died at the family homo nt Mojavo yesterday Hopson mortuary was In charge o: arrangements. PEACE LEADER Man Who Tried to Kill Prince Slain MADRID, Sept, 17.—Fernando dl Rosa, who tried to kill Crown Prince Umberto ot Italy al Brussels In 1929, was shot and killed today whllo lighting with government troops in the mountains 40 miles.from Madrid. Tho Italian anti-Fasclst, who was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment In Belgium but was pardoned jy the late King Albert In 1932, came to Spain and took a prominent part In the Austrian miners' revolt of 1084. - . Ho wan 28 years old and held tho rank of major In the Spanish Socialist militia group known as tho "October Legion," In honor of the abortive Austrian rebellion. Tho attempt on Umberto's lifo was made on October 24, 1929. The crown prince, Just affianced to Princess Maria JOHO of Uelgium, was placing tv wreath on tho tomb of the unknown soldier at Brussels when Dl Rosa fired at him. Umberto was not hurt. Second U. S. woman to head tho more than 1,000,000 members In 11 countries, of the Women's Auxiliary of Flflae, Interallied veterans' federation, Mrs. Joseph It. Thompson, above, Beaver Falls, Pa., was elected president at the Fldac congress In Warsaw, Poland. Widow of a World War hero, she will lead woyld peace efforts of the federation. Landon Prepares Mid-West Attack (A nortrstfd fret* Lratcd Wire) TOP1SKA. Kansas, Sept. 17.—Gov. Alf M. Landon, preparing to carry his presidential campaign Into the agricultural middle west, said today the Republican party offers a "dependable, permanent program" to replace "present stop-gap policies.ol this administration." "Tho policies by which this admin 1M ration Is trading oft the markets of the American farmer must be changed," tho nominee told news men. Ho left details for discussion a 1 Dos Molnes, Sept. 22 In the first of three major speeches to be made on tho tour. "I am happy to accept Invitations to speak at Des Molnes, Mlnnea polls and Milwaukee and to vlsl' with my fellow citizens In tho agricultural middle west and lake states," the governor said. "The present stop-gap policies of this administration need to bo replaced by a dependable, permanent program that will give farming the equality It deserves. The Republican party him ouch a pmci-am. Canada's Drought .Serious Emergency PCCM Lrn»ra Wtrt) OTTAWA, Ont., Hcpt. 17.— Tho Canadian Kovcrnmenl is treating the country's tlrpught problem tia a "notional emergency," Declaring 1 the whole Dominion must aharo tho cost of administer- \t\K relief to some 200,000 persons made destitute by successive yearn of drought In the Canadian pralrlo provinces, Minister of Finance Charles A. Dunning has announced that tho government will extend alii to any area where local authorities are nnablo to cope with tho situation. No official estimate of the probable cost of relief has Iteen made, bill unofficially It is bellevpil It will exceed $10,000.000. It Is oxUmatoi! thai at least 200,000 pel-Anna In southern part of Alberta and Saskatchewan have been dr-jirlvrd of oven n von- tlffe of ft means of livelihood by tho raviiRos of drought over a period of four to i-lorht yearn. fP v,. Vm. ^' &t ¥;? P?:S *^ «S1 «v -V >*? ¥• S >W V •>.•.«.. . *.. •¥ i« > V " V W '\^*AO V >»^i ^*(4 4^vv-^ c*>V?\ ^ ./-A -^V ^ •• X X v." 1 ^U" 1 "^! .,\^\:^:iv->_ ^V^V^vV^ 5 ^ *sVr*^iw ^v«81^^; 1^0^ Cf? ^ ^-?^:^ \%^?X >jVs^^ : ^sN -S . ^ ^ \ \ •• rittc \ •CThilllillii HTj »$£ A^^ .;Y \ '\- ^ A Long Cool Drink of WHITE HORSE Brings You Back to Life. A long cool drink of White Hone llfti your •plrlu without lifting your temperature. Alway* name your brand. TOMORROW you'll be glad you *aid White Horse TODAY. Half-botl\ei and Plntt alto on tale BROWNE VINTNERS CO., Inc. New York, Doilon, Chicago BUNDED SCOTCH WHISKY A MIND OF 100 «;, SCOTCH wmsMts. MI ovti t n»tt no 86.8 PROOF •*s -NGLAND has gona ga-ga over wool zephyr frocks like these — solid- colored skirts with brilliant plaid blouses In a sweeping array of Clanny colors embracing brown, rust, green, Harding blue and Bowie Blue . With pert little belts and pockets and shoulder and collar treatments that make these the zingi'est missy mode in many an flutumn sportswear parade. Our buyer again scooped the town with this buy several weeks ago. We're proud of her and you'll be proud of yourself struttin' around in England's top fashion — at a wee bit o 1 expense to own 'em KNEE HIGH BY PHOENIX HITS A NEW KNEE HIGH IN STOCKING COMFORT KNEE LENGTH SERVICE and CHIFFONS V These comfortable stockings by Phoenix have a las lex band top that always'.keeps them snufi fitting. They're grand for school and general knockabout wear. The exclusive Phoenix features assure you of long service and smart appearance. In all the new fall shades. Buy Them by the Box of 3 Pairs 79 PAIR THREE PAIRS, $2.25 Hosiery—Main Floor Sewing Cabinets FILLED WITH STATIONERY Nice for gifts or to keep for yourself when the stationery is gone. Made of 3-ply hardwood veneer and containing 21 sheets and 24 envelopes. $ 1.29 Toiletries—Main Aisle PARK FREE ---"-•-^ — *"- Car •**** Gar * ge< BROCK'S Jergen's B^th Soap BaLhfl. sweet.. Let's Dress Your Boy Like a Cowpuncher for FRONTIER DAYS , Twentieth and K, and bring your parking ticket to ua. Yes, indeed! We'll make him look more like u cowboy than the real article. Visit our boys' shop and gel him "what it lakes." lilack and White Hut $1.2.') While Cowboy Hat $1.69 Bright Baleen Shirt. $1.00 NcckerchicfM 35c and ">0c Jeweled ItellH each 75c Boys' Shop—Main Floor ROUGH RIDER DEEP TONES THE NEWEST IN Boys' Shirts One of the biggest values in boys' shirls ever offered in 13akersfleld. The deep tones come in navy, brown and maroon, but we also have whjle and * fancy patterns. Duke of Kent button-down collar. Color fast. Sizes 6 to 12 .years—13 necks. (o Q Q /» Cot y Bath Powder, d> -t OUC AllQdors;.,.. tpi 69 C Boys' Shop—Slain Floor , ««fl«f*al-4(«*»M*. Herba otter n DOWNSTAIRS STORK •*™ . ' ii'i ur-^i.' ^i BROCK'S READY-TO-HANG BEDROOM CURTAINS A large assortment of crisp, new curtains in figured and dolled marquisette, full width and 2 ] ,i yards long. Priced Pr. $1.00 Pr. $1.69 Pr $1.95 Straight hanging curtains with flounce bottoms, ready to hang, 2 l ,4 yards long. Priced $1.00 Eu. $1.29 Eu $1.59 Ea. DRAPERIES, 3RHFLQQR

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