The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 7, 1944 · Page 4
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Saturday, October 7, 1944
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Joyce Ne\\bury poices her cue for a shot on one of the youth center : tables while Pot Lutton, Ted Eubank: and Wiley Haines await lurns. • Toft Youth Center Seen reflected in the newly decorated powder room of the Taft Youth Center are Gwen Chubb, Jerry Tweedy, Pete Smith ond Gloanah Rennels. Opened January 15, 194'1, by the West Side Oilfields Recreation Commission at the request of Taft boys and girls, the youth center has gained a paid membership of 4'>1 and an attendance record to date of more than 13,000. Below, the youth center committee of the recreation commission, John Ferryman, Supervisor A. W. Noon and R. N. Donaldson meet in the center library. Mrs. Florence Kewbury is recreation director at the center. , : Above, Doyle McCravey reaches for a fast ball in a ping-pong match ! while his partner, Pat Montgomery stands ready. From their seat on | the sidelines Elva Smith and Ted Eubanks follow the match. Below, I a session of the youth executive committee is opened by President j Bob LaBurt. Secretary Virginia Turner takes notes as Vice-President • Dale Hughes (standing), Treasurer George Lighthall and Committee Head c Betty Turner, John Page and Joyce Newbury offer suggestions. Above, registering with Virginia Turner (seated) as they arrive at the center for an evening of games and dancing, are Pat Roberts, Ray Kooken, Ronald Hoover, Charles Nelson and Betty Dallas. Upper left, between playing pool, checkers and ping-pong, youth center patrons find time for soft drinks, hamburgers or hot dogs at the built-in fountain. Below, left, dancers pause while the juke box record is changed. Bands play for the young people twice a month. (Photograph* by Patricia Day. Calltornlan BtafC Fhotocrapher) V

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