The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 6, 1944 · Page 8
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3 Friday, October 6, 1944 3HARI Author of "Didja' Know" Column Is Local Visitor By ALICE ROSSI By MAE SAl XDERS There Jiro about :.':>">() Ii:i1iir>s, porno of tlu'in 110 your^ old new, that o\vn tlirir first Mrlhd;iy clothes to tin. 1 tinnichtfillness of uno \\oinan \vhc\ cflcliratoil her liirlh- d.'iy this wcrk. This is ,\ snlntr lo Mrs. S. 11. Kobinson, ono of KiiUorsfiolil's yom\RoM older \vimion, \\hii was <mi' "f the char- tor inpinlirrs nf thr Infanls' Krii'inl T/o;ic\io fiiMinlfil in I'MTi by Mrs. ftmvi'n Irwin ami Mrs. .1. Hnu-c Paynn. Mrs. Tltiliiiisi'i] lias scrvnl as president of the iircanixatinn for the last 11 yi'.-irs. and before that sho was vire-jiresiileiil tm- several more, S'incf thr Infants' 1-Yicinl Ixvipue was cstalilisliod, urnuiiu: frnni n small hand of interested women to iis present membership of ]f>0 \vritiien. tin 1 le.'isiie has Mip- plied i:U,0 infants with l.'iyettes ami ench layrttc has contained 1!5 parrnents, a total of 33,750 pieces, thp wonipn havp niadp. Tho Infants' Friend I,ena;iie Is an unique orpanlzatinn, and thpro is prohnbly none quit* 1 liKe it in the 1'nited States-. 7101- with such B lone record of accomplishment. Thorp are no overhead expenses, nnd ovory niomhprship costs Just $1, nil of which KO to purchasing materials for thp layettes. Even before; tho Hod Cross instituted its home service for servicemen's families, during the last world war. I lie Infants' r'rii'iirl I^eattiie supplied Jayeltes to tlie wives of the iloii^hbovs. When families \\cre \'ictiins of fire losses, illness and poverty, sinil if U:\bies were experb-d, the lea.une stepped in and provided the lavetlo. Dnr- ins the day* -if ilepi ession. the league supplied layettes to needy families. Now its big problem is ^ettinp the materials in anticipation of the stork's bumper crop of war babies. Mrs. Robinson is one ot tho shoppers who puts in orders IOIIK in advance to keep the machines and needles of her workers busy. In addition to her work with the Infants' Friend Loapruo, Mrs. Uob- inson poes once a week as a, member of the "Mom's <"'lul>" to Winter Kipld to sew there for the servicemen. And that is an all- day job too, and requires much physical endurance as many full tailoring jobs are done. In addition to that, Mrs. Kobin- son does church work, helps at the l.'SO, and manages a home and a husband. All in all, we think Mrs. TCohin- son is quite a lady. Happy birthday to her and muny more of them. Dldja' know- that Charles "Bub" Thomas, author of a column entitled "Didja' Know' and often called thp "World's 1 Fastest Character Artist," was in Bakorsfiold recently. Mrs. Thomas, formerly of this city, has become widely known in I>mg Beach and the southern cities as a columnist and cartoonist for the Shipyard Time, San Pedro, lie also is author of a column for the 1-os Angeles Citizen, which is a metal trades union paper. His column in the latter weekly is entitled, "Didja 1 Know—In More Ways Than One." In addition to the two columns and the accompanying cartoons, he writes tt'iitiirps of dirx'hargod svrv- iri'inen at tin- plant and is also com- posi'i' of several comical poems. Tin' columnist is rightfully proud of his record, the editor telling him that since ho took over with his ear- j toons the circulation of the weekly has increased four times. He writes as lie. talks, his style being quite simple and informal. Much slang is used in his writings, which adds a whimsical touch to the articles. The features are usaully personality sketches of fellow workers at the plant, some of them are big-time hall players, swimmers, or have sotne unknown talent. Paint I-eart Man "I'm a paint lead man In the ships identification, our crew being the last to leave the ship," related the artist. He is employed with the Western Pipe and ' Steel at San Pedro, in the shipbuilding division. "I really went to work for this company because I had heard that the various outfits were going to publish weeklies and 1 wanted a chance at writing and drawing but it A\as almost ono and one-half years after being employed at the plant before I was able to talk the editor into letting me write a column. It was eight weeks after I became a columnist before be agreed that I could furnish cartoon's for my articles," said Mr. Thomas. Work Voluntary The writing and drawing for both papers are done voluntarily, no additional pay is received. Hoing a cartoonist, columnist, and poet is not enough for this young man, he rtlso does comedy skits with the talent show presented by em- ployes of the plant at the various navy and coast guard bases and at the USQ. His greatest ambition, to which he is well on the way, is to be a newspaper writer and cartoonist. "I hope Io become affiliated with a paper or even a magazine after the war, but right now I feel as though I should keep on working at the. plant, since I can't be over there helping out," he stated. "ONf PKICC — TWO GUESTV THE mnvnouiER 595 SO. OIAND AVI. DOWNTOWN IOS ANOIIIS • 350 GUEST ROOMS All Outtid* Room. • AM with fcrth KATU GUAIANTKO AS APVIRTISID $2^5 to $440 No «»tre chorg* . 9 pcrteni to r»om You don't hov« to bargain! • MONTIREV COCKTAIL ROOM corns »HO> • omit. Omrogt Minter Colonel Tells of Aerial Training Colonel Newton 11. Crumley, com- inundinK Minter Field army air base, described before Rotary Club members nt their regular weekly meet- hiK, Thursday, at noon at .Hotel El Tejon, the expansion and scope of training at his ba.se sinee the beginning of the war. announcing that approximately 10,0110 pilots have been trained there since its establishment, llu also expressed his appreciation of the excellent relations between Bakcr.sfield citizens and Minter Field personnel. Guests at the notary meeting were A. li. Newby, Tal't; C. 8. Morrison, Otldale; I.ynn Marble, Oildale. Mr. Thomas also boasts being- one of the instigators of the establishment of boxing rhiKs In the yards. .According to the cartoonist, the men would spend their lunch hour gambling, thus keeping the police unite busy breaking the games up. The. writer related that he and a friend of his were continuously aruuiuK. in :i .Inking manner, of course, so they decided In have a match. Mr. Thomas hi"usiht. the gloves In the yard and th" two young men had a match, the uamhlors then giving up their games to watch the boxing. ')ther fellows began using the gloves thereafter. It wasn't long before the police suggested to the recreational department of the plant that rings be constructed in the yard. Since then it is reported ihat other companies have built rings and inter-yard matches are held. Former Haltery Kmplnyc The caricature artist, who testified he hn.s always been interested in writing and sketching, got his start working for the Golden Crust Rakery in this city. At first he was out on a bread route, the manager discovering his talent transferred him to the advertising department. At that time on the banners in the advertisements I would sketch people living in the community and not motion picture actors and actresses as they do now. People would come to the shops to see v hose picture was billed on that day, to see if it was their neighbor or maybe Mrs. Jones' son." said Mr. Thomas. Ixical \Vorl< During that time he worked in the. outlying communities including \Vasco, Shaftcr. Arvin and also Tal't. During Frontier Days here several years ago .Mr. Thomas was present .•it I.a Cr.-mcia ballroom where he made sketches of dancing couples as .souvenirs. Not completely satisfied with this he then moved to Los Angeles where he worked fur tlie Interstate P.nk- eries. copying pictures of tho I-one Ranger, Superman and various other characters. For each loaf of bread purchased, the customer would receive, a drawing, said the cartoonist. Summing up hi.s love for drawing and writing, he said, "I would rather draw and write than eat." Accompanying him to this city was his wife. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Olson, 3509 M street. He also has two children, Dickie, age 3(1, and Wendy, H. SI'KKDY ARTIST—Charles Thomas, prominent artist, shows samples of his work published in newspapers. Legioh Will Entertain 200 Children at Christmas Party Carl I;. Bryson, chairman of the American Region Christmas party, an annual affair of the post, reported early completion of plans to entertain 1!(MJ youngsters in the auditorium of the Kern General Hospital at Christmas time, at a meeting ot the Legion at Region hall last night, with Frederick E. Hoar, commander, presiding. The party has heretofore been confined to the crippled children in the hospital, but will be enlarged this year to include the entertainment of abandoned children in tlie custody of juvenile home and selected children from under-privileged luvmes. .Mr. Bryson reported enthusiastic co-operation of merchants in the venture. Past Commander John F. Watts, chairman of the post history book committee, reported on his trip to tho national convention in Chicago at which he presented a copy of the Legion's twenty-fifth anniversary book, "Those Who Serve," to Warren Atherton, national commander. The incorporation of photographs of 5000 servicemen of the present war was heralded as a iinitiue feature of the book. Mr. \Vatth stated. Past Commander Fred S. Wheeler anil .los.se D. Stockton and A. W. Kahes spoke on tlie completed work which is now in course of distribution through Legion channels. Advance sales were reported gratifying and commendation was again given to The llakersfield Californiari, whose co-operation made the publication possible. Adjutant X. A. "Slats'" Curran reported re-enrollment ot! 25 per cent of the 1945 quota for membership, considerably in advance of the similar showing at this time last year. 50-Ton Haystack Destroyed by Fire A fifi-ton haystack burned Thursday at noon at the Alexander and Iludnick Ranch at Onyx, at a loss of $1200, according to the county tire department. The blaze was caused by spontaneous ignition. Mice chewing on matches started flames Thursday at li p. m. which damaged a garage belonging to Walter Poznoll. Route 1, Box 18, Shaft or, to the extent of $100, fire officials reported. GO TO ItOAKD MEET Kern County Welfare Director Albert G. Wilbur will attend a meeting of the slate welfare board in .Sacramento October "G and 27. TODAY Visit Weill's Basement Millinery Shop THAT LOVELY LOOK is yours in this new Casablanca brim hat shown in line felt. See this and many other styles in all colors. Weill's Basement CAL WILLIAMS Formerly at Dorman Photo Shop for 15 Years Has Opened His Own Photo Studio 1310 Eighteenth Street Just a Block and a Half East of the Sill Building Commercial Photos Church Weddings Picture Framing Coloring Scenic Views Cal Williams Photo Service 1810 Eighteenth Phone 2-0646 For the MEN in Your Family! FLANNEL SHIRTS These swell flannel shirts should strike a gay note in the most conservative male's heart. They come in red and blue plaid, red and grey plaid, red and green plaid, red and black checks, blue and black checks, green and black checks. They have coat fronts, regular collars or sport necks. Sizes \\\'* to 17. 1.481.1.74 Cape and Pig Grain Finish BOYS' LEATHER JACKETS Plain cape or pig grain finished leather jackets . . . fleece or rayon lining. Aviator or straight front styles with zipper pockets. Colors: Black and cocoa. Sizes 4 to 20. 8.95 11.95 16.95 MEN'S SPORT SHIRTS Washable sport shirts for dress or leisure wear. Full button front, two pockets and convertible collar which can be worn with or without a lie. colors: Tan, beige, blue, green. Spun-rayon and assorted novelty fabrics. Small, medium and large. '3.95 Others at $4.95 ALL-WOOL SWEATERS Good-looking all-wool V-neck sweaters. These have t\vo pockets, the knit wrist for snug fit. They're slip-overs, with long sleeves. Beige, green, cocoa, blue. Sizes 36 to 41. $ 4.98 MEN'S AND BOYS' DRESS TROUSERS For both the youngster and the older man, we have trim, fine quality dress trousers. Men's come in gabardine and Bedford cord, in brown, blue and tan. Waist measures, from 28 to 41. For boys, they're in gabardine, in the same colors. Men's OeOU Boys> $ 4.45 Overseas Mailing Ends October 15 Overseas mailing ends October 15. Don't disappoint the guy who's doing our fighting for us. Be sure and get your Christmas package oft' to him before the October 15 deadline! \ Weill's Basement MUSIC GROUP NAMES WORKERS COMMITTEES NAMED BY KERN ASSOCIATION Following a meeting of the board of directors of the Kern County Musical Association this week, announcement was made of the list of committees that will serve during l944-l!)4f>, by .Mrs. Ethel Bacon Me Manns, president. The :issociation will begin the year with the presentation of the concert here Octobpp 12 with Ezio Pinza, renowned Metropolitan basso, as the guest artist. Serving with Mrs. McManus as officers this year are Miss Martha Ciloeckler. vice-president; Mrs. Waller Jaynes, secretary; L. C5. Gates, treasurer, and Ronald Clark, business manager. Board of Directors j The board of directors includes j Miss Ysabel Forker, Mrs. Philip Howell, Mrs. Frank Digier, Mrs. Cecil T. Jones, Mrs. William Kimes of Delano, Miss Mae Saunders, Charles Tracy, Dr. J. Ileaden Inman, the Reverend Ralph Cox, David Urner, Harry C. Gardner and the officers. Those who will serve on the reception committee in the foyer of the Fox theater during the concert season are Dr. and Mrs. Philip Hovvell, chairmen; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Burt, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Hoisington, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wetll, Dr. Eugene Sive and Mrs. Annette Sive, Mr. and Mrs. W. Elmer McFaddin, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Jones. The talent committee that assists in selection of artists will include Charles Tracy. Mrs. A. Ij. Trowbridge, Mrs. Keith ,S. McKce, Mrs. Glendon Rodgers, Harold Burt, Mrs. Arthur Tupman. The constitution and bylaws com mitt Mi and Charles Tracy. The public relations committee luis us assisting members David Urner. radio; Miss Josephine Wiley, Lieutenant A. B. MeCreary. Miss Eleanor Wilson, Miss Loretta McManus, Miss Eunice 1'ebele and Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Johnson. The membership committee is headed by Mrs. Monroe Homer as chairman; Mrs. Florence Drake Leroy, Mrs. Mary Murphy', Mrs. Kimes, Miss Gloeckler, Frederick Schmitt and Miss Amy Lou Hengst. The decorations committee includes Mr. and Mrs. Avery Allen, chairman; Mrs. Percy Chamberlain, Mrs. Jess Dorsey, Mrs. L. U. Nourse. Mrs. Charles Manley and Mrs. Robb Walt. Miss Evelyn Schilling is the chairman of the ushers. FOR BETTER VISION SEE DR. HAROLD HASKELL OPTOMETRIST 1434 - I?™ STREET Main Floor Gon»ler-l«* Building TELEPHONE 66859 ittee includes Clarence Cullinuux 1 , iss Ysabel Forker, David Urner [ Julius and Susie Anton Announce Their Return lo 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 11 Trovalore patrons. • We Cater to Private Parties and Banquets * unor Sloppy Joe Sweaters This year's classics are really smooth. It's sweater season again — time to snuggle into one of these lovelies. They're all-wool and come itt a wonderful color range: Purple, Kelly green, powder blue, browu, pink, turquoise, maize, yellow, black, navy blue. Sizes 04 to 40. »3.98 JACKETS Smooth and svelte, they'll change any skirt into an intriguing costume. For mix-matching and versatility with skirts and blouses. Cardigan neckline and pockets. Trimmed In plain wool, they're in brown and white checks. Sizes 12 to 20. *8.95 Little Girls' Coats For warmth and comfort, let her clioose one of these coats styled like her older sister's. We have a great variety in Chesterfields, reversibles, so popular with the young fry, boxy styles and princess styles. In solid colors, tweeds and plaids. Wool mixtures. Sixes 3 to 14. $ 8.95 tolO.95 Little Girls' Sweaters So she'll be a small duplicate of her older sister, these ''loppy Joe sweaters are for her. We also have coat styles in her size. A large color assortment, including maize, pink, green, blue, red and brown. All wool and warm. Sizes 8 to 10. $ 3.45 BLOUSES Guy additions to any wardrobe. They'll nmke yours seems inexhaustible, because one skirt can seem like many with different blouses. In rayon crepe. Turn back collars. Fiischia, chart reuse, tomato, aqua, Kelly, gold and white. Sixes 32 to 40. $ 2.98 SKIRTS To wear with your new fall sweaters, blouses and jackets. All-wool crepe and strutters cloth. Pleated and flared styles. Black, navy, maize, dark green, powder blue, watermelon, rust, brown and fuschia. 24 to 32 waist. Weill's Basement

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