The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 7, 1944 · Page 6
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Bakersfield, California
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Saturday, October 7, 1944
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5 Saturday, October 7,1944 1M)t £tafcer«flelb Californtait SHARING MISHEARS By MAK S Women today need lo take more responsibilities for their children and the best typr of recreation is when the entire family goes out together, according to .Mrs. Melvina VUmat. widow of one of Kern county's pioneer sheepmen, and matriarch of a prominent local family, who recalls that pioneer women were called upon for hard physical tasks and had to use their intelligence as well. Mrs. IJimat first came to America as a \»uitg girl of IT without knowing any Knglish. She met. and married her husband and. although he urged her to slay in Kast P.akorslield. then a small settlement. she oleolecl to go with him onto the prairies and mountains where Kern's first sheep roamed. Mr. P.imat had been In the sheep business here since about ]X7t> and he wooed and won the young French immigrant in the ISliiis. "After I was married I went to live in the White I louse." she smilingly reminisced the other day, "the White House being, yon know, the tents.' In fact, I had three white houses. U'o cooked in one, wo ate in one and we slept in one." She was a. good hunter and game was plentiful in Kern. She once used only three shells and bagged -II! quails. This matriarch with the nearly while hair recalled lm\\. as a young \\ornan, she en.|o\ed riding through beautiful Koi n mountains lush with llowcr>, and she remembers Cuyama \aH''Y as a I'lare of particular l"'e.iut>'. S<-mot jmos she wus alone when her husband went to town to get supplies, and .sometimes the snow was thick. She wa.s protected by a rifle, but admits that one time when her husband was away, she wa.s frightened lo find outside the footprints of two huge grizzlies. Part of her summertime job was to kill rattlesnakes, for a few chickens were kept in the sheep camp to supply meat. When her babies were born she came to Bakersfield, but once she had only an Indian midwife to help her and her husband an the baby was born on route to Bakersfield. "We didn't have any milk, not oven canned milk, so J cooked meat rare and let the small children suck upon it and threw the meat away. 1 cooked dried fruits, made rich broths and we usually grew a few vegetables or could buy them from the. Chinese." AfNUKHS As a young woman, she cooked, sewed, made bread and helped during lambing season, doing many chores that men did, and Kept her children from harm also. "The sheepmen were line men, anil never diil they use profane language around me or the children. The boys grow strong and healthy in the outdoor life. We came to Bakersfiold when they were old enough to go to school. And when the teacher told me, they needed to stud, more or to be corrected, the teacher was always right a.s far as 1 was concerned." There were good limes and bad times in the sheep business, wool selling ii|. 4 cents a pound during the depression of the Cleveland administration, going up later to 14 and 16 cents and during the last World War, the wool growers got E>0 cents a pound for their product. The family moved to Kast Hakers- field in 1007 when they built their first home there and later another, larger manse far the family at 547 Niles street, where Airs. Himat still lives with her danghotr, Mrs. Kol- sie 1'eyre, and her granddaughter, Adele, and with her son, Leon, an engineer for the Southern Pacific. Her other children are Pascal, a cattleman, who resides in Montana, and Dr. (Joorgo P>imat. prominent local dentist, and Edward, a citrus grower in Anaheim. This niatriac h. who speaks both French and .Spanish fluently, has also mastered Fnglish, and more that she is ;ni omnivorous reader. (In her collee table was one of the latest accounts of battlefronts by a famous war correspondent. She listens to all the newcasts and loves to discuss politics. Crowing old is something anyone can do gracefully who has children and grandchildren and there is much of happiness in life for those who give of themselves, says Mrs. Rim at. She saw two of her sons off to the last war, Leon and Pascal, who nerved as marines, and saw thorn return safely. She saw some of the, French who first came to America, return with their earnings to France, "but that was not for me, because I love this country very much," said the pioneer woman. "This country has given me much and it is a great country" and she believes that honesty and integrity are the things that all Americans must hold to Itccp the country great and strong. SCHOOL SUPPORT CHAMP LEO HART REPORTS ON STATE LEADERS MEET Leo I'.. Hart, Kern county superintendent of schools, returned today I'miii the annual state superintendents' convention in Los Angels to report that the chief topic j of discussion was possibility of re- organising financial support ot' public education in California. The convention, held Tuesday through Thursday, was attended by ."><»» superintendents from all over the state. (libers attending from this county were Dr. Carl IJich, county director of curriculum; John Comptoii. superintendent of the llakevsfield city schools: Hay -N'eideffer, assistant superintendent of the city schools; Peter Haneroft, superintendent of Vineland district; AViley K. Peterson, superintendent of Marlcopa unified district; Al Glantz, superintendent of Lakeside district. Karl Clemens, president of the county board of education and superintendent of Wasco district attended, as did .lames .loyee, superintendent of Taft city district; Kimono Johnson, superintendent of Taft High School district; Howard Mc- Kihbeii, superintendent of Midway elementary school system; Bruce Crawford, principal of I'.ultonwillow ; Norman Farnham, superintendent of Standard elementary: Mrs. liaye K. Cribble, superintendent of Ml. View elemoniary: William Klines, super- intedcnt of Delano elementary, l.aurence Jaehsen, siiperiiiteiideiil of llcardslev. and Dr. Thomas L. .\el- son. superintendent of Kern County L'nilied High School district. Poiiiling out the necessity of reorganizing financial support of public education, Mr. Hart said that a few years ago California, ranked fourth in state support, and now ranks fifteenth. Formerly, 60 per cent of school support came from the state and 40 per cent from the district. The figures are now reversed, ho said. It was proposed that a fair share of a general tax be levied on every school district in order to guarantee all districts a minimum educational standard, Mr. Hart said. He added that the districts should still ho permitted to levy a special tax for services over and above those guaranteed by the state tax. It was also proposd that the county superintendent be provided with a special fund for services to the smaller districts that those districts could not otherwise afford. AT TRAIL'S KND—As the bookmobile used by Kern's free, library system to transport books to county elementary .schools reaches isolated districts, children crowd around the book truck to examine stores of reading materials to be left with them while other children often gather under the trees to enjoy a story hour sponsored by librarians. Bookmobile Serves Library Patrons in Outlying Areas A survey of the work being done by Kern county's free public libraries shows that the school department, through the use of the bookmobile, enables elementary pupils to liave access to library services whether they attend school in the cities of the county or in the more remote sections usually beyond reach of regular library facilities. County librarian Kleanor AVilson said today that the county school department nf tlie Bukersfield headquarters branch placed 45,18:,' books In the 7K schools served by this department last year, plus :171U other Units of literature. In addition to these figures Miss Wilson said that 44,lir.« books bad been left in these Kchouls the previous year, and that there would bo no letdown in service through the present year. As the school activities gets under way. Miss AVilson said her staff is working on teachers' requisitions and that these materials are in the process of being mailed out. ' Attention is being given to the types of books delivered to hese elementary county schools, and Miss Jreno Branham, head of the children's department, said care is tieing taken to keep the bonks on the reading level ot the pupil and that the books are classified according to grades. The books cent into the schools are of the supplementary textbook nature covering sucii subjects as science, music, reading, history, government and feudal studies, Miss Brunham said. (iirls*. HojV Branch One of the interesting phnses of the Kern library system is the girls' find boys' branch, located on Seventeenth street, which serves many of the outlying school distii.-ts in< hiding Greenfield, Lakeside. Lost Hills, Maple, Panama, Rio Bravo, Kosedale and Gephart schools through branches established at ihoso points. Miss Mary .loe Meade, head of the fc-irls' and hoys' branch, said that this library _ delivered II).-Hi] books to the more distant county schools last year, and that !itn;i books have been sent out this school year with approximately i;j<m more yet to be delivered. These books will remain in the schools through the year, Miss Meade said. Bookmobile Described Commenting . on the bookmobile, MiBB Meade showed considerable enthusiasm and said: "The bookmobile of the Kern County Free Library travels to county schools, thus giving children In outlying districts a chance to choose their own reading material from a collection of approximately 700 books. Two librarians go on each trip, one trcr.n the school department and one from the children's department. Supplementary textbooks are issued from the school department's collection, and recreational reading IB provided by the children's department in schools -vhich are far from a library branch. Besides issuing stories are told to children V c' where this Is requested. Tt is not an unusual sight, to see the bookmobile crowded with children and another group under the shade trees listening to some modern tale or old legend. The appreciation and interest shown in the children's faces is all the reward a storyteller needs. "Sometimes, in a small one-room school, children from grade 1 through S enjoy together such tales as 'The Five Chinese Brothers.' as well as the exploits of King Arthur. Interesting Experiences "On one desert trip the teacher was attending a convention and her school was closed for the day, but that didn't slop the children from enjoying the bookmobile! visit. As soon a.s the familiar tan book truck rolled into sight, the children all appeared from various houses, as- semblying for a story while an older pupil exchanged the collection of books. "With the intensely appreciative children waiting tor the bookmobile at the end of the road and with the singular beauty of desert flowers, colors and sunsets about us, it is easy to imagine that the librarians enjoy trips quite as much as the children," Miss Meade added. Haker Street library, headed by Miss i^aurell McVey, has a vital place in community entertainment ami education through its extended summer program iu addition to its school sers'ice. The. summer story hour series under the auspices of the liaker Street Library ended near the beginning of the school term. The hours were held through the summer each Tuesday morning and were attended by children of all ages. other services of this library during the .summer months Included a vacation reading club, a Camp Fire Girls' recreation group and story hours in the detention home. Summing up the work oC this library, Miss McVey .said: ScliiHil AftivitieH Sliirt "The beginning of school marks the completion of certain projects and the beginning of others. "The baker Street Library now serves two school branches, one each at Lincoln and Fremont Schools, both of which are located too far from either this branch or the boys' and girls' branch for service. During the past school year 4811 books were circulated at Fremont and 7349 at Lincoln School. "Visiting classes come from AVash- Ington Junior High School and St. Joseph's Parochial School, and the children's librarian visits the following schools: Jefferson, IxJiigfallow, AVilliarns, AVanhington Junior High and .St. Joseph's School, delivering books for old children and telling stories to the younger ones. "A special feature of the library is the parents' shelf which is a collection placed apart from the children's reading room and designed to aid parents in assisting their children iu their realing problems. Hearings on Feeder Lines Begjn_Nov. 1 Hoffman Examines Exhibits on Airlines in North Kxliihits iTRiirdiiiK I'mposfnl fpeilpr airlines in Kern county which are tin file In Sun FruiH'isco wen- oxani- IiKvl this \vcok by MnnaRor Kniciry Cay llolTniaii of the Korn Cuiinly Chamber of Couimovcc, preliminary In the Civil Arpronaiitii'.s Hoard hear- iiiKH, which are scheduled to open November 1 in the bay city. Mr. Hoffman was in San Francisco to participate in a broadcast over radio station Kl'O duriiiK which the cotton textile survey now under way in the Han Joaiinin valley was discussed. Mr. Hoffman announced today that Walter A. Khode, manager of transportation airways for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. Is dis- couraKinfr attendance tit the C. A. H. hearings because of the lonK session and the inability of directors to determine the specific date upon which various conniuinitie.s will be reviewed. The heariiiRS will continue for IS days following November 1, but no witness will be able to K'VP tseti- mony. Briefs prepared by I'acts consolidated from reports compiled with the assistance of chambers of cum- rncree in Kern county. In order to acimaint visitors from other parts of the state with the industrial program planned for postwar period in San Francisco, the bay city chamber ot commerce, through the Central and Northern California Association of Commercial Secretaries, has arranged a special program and luncheon for Friday, November I!, in San Francisco. Reservations for luncheon may lie made through Mr. Hoffman, who is a vice-president of the northern California oricani/.a- lion. AmoiiK those who have already siunified their intention of heinx present at the important bay city meeting are Supervisor A. AV. Noon, Charles I'. ]>alie. president of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce. Dean I'loper, secretary-manager of the Bakersi'icld Chamber of Commerce, Chester A. James, county planning commissioner and Mr. Hoffman. In addition to reviewing the reconversion prospectus, the northern leaders will also determine at what time the different areas will he discussed at the C. A. B. hearings. Oil Painting Class Set by Local Club First session of a class In oil painting, sponsored by the Dilet- tunto Club, will be held from '1 to G p. m. Sunday with the art students meeting at - p. in. at the corner of Castro Uoad and Hclle Terrace. The class Is open to non-members of the club, Joyce Alntwcy, teacher, suld today. The course of study will include instructions lor bcginuru. COMPLETE KERN COHONJllRVEY SAMPLES PREPARED BY FIBER DIVISION Council Refuses Taft Mayor's Resignation Ninety-Day Leave of Absence Granted James Wilson < m**, •> ^ d I "SIIKLL" ASHTRAY—John Lambert, Bakersfield police officer, is shown with an ashtray made of shells and cartridges ranging in calibre from ft<i to 80 millimeters, made by his son, Gunner's Mate Second Class Merrill W. Lambert, stationed with the scabees on Guadalcanal. RANGERS SLATE NEW MOUSE PLANS MADE TO SELL PRESENT BUILDING I tisciission ol' plans lor a IT-W clubhouse and proposed sites occupied members of the Kern County Hangers, stale division i>f forestry, when they met in the Kanger clubhouse .Monday night. Captain War- ! ren Webster presided. The members voted to sell the present clubhouse lo the highest bidder. The groups received a report of the commit lee and judges of the recent three-day ride to .Mount BrocUenridgo and return. Chief Hanger Harold 1". Bowhay praised the group for the way maneuvers were carried through to completion. The Hangers voted to continue Sunday rides with the chuck wagon furnishing the lunch as in the past. They heard reading of the proposed amendments to the constitution and bylaws which will lie voted upon at the next meeting. Two applications for membership were turned over to the investigating committee. The membership roster now has , r i5 names. A committee wa.s named to make arrangements for the Rangers' annual stag dinner. Those who will serve include: A. Claude Neilson, chairman, assisted by M. W. and ilichard Fleming. The next Sunday ride will lie held Sunday, October 15 with the destination to be announced by the secretary. MKKTIXO MONDAY Meeting on Monday at S p. m. In the Masonic temple will be the Libertas Chapter III!'.!. Order of the Kast- erri Star. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gribble will preside' as patron and matron respectively. IMaii Box Social The public is invited to attend a box social to be sponsored by the Bakersfield Navy Mothers Club, No. '1'i'i, October '11. The event will be held in Legion hall at 8 p. m.. the proceeds of the function going towards a fund for sailors. Further Information may he obtained by culling Mrs. J. J. Nixon, H-l-ins. Bamboo Sewing Club Members of Bamboo Sewing Club of Harriet A. Shatter Auxiliary, United Spanish War Veterans, will meet at 1 :;iO p. m., Tuesday, at Memorial hall. The tifternon will be devoted to sewing on chair robes for the veterans' hospital at Hammer Field. "GREATEST PICTURE I'VE EVER SEEN!" £/»*«*.// WILSON to HENRY KING Written tor Ihe Screen by LAMAR TROTTI A £\J\b NILE 5 Days Starting Friday, , Oct. 13 CENTURY-FOX PICTURE AIATINKK. 2:l,"> 1' 1'rico Tax AllllllH . .lili .111 rhililrrn ,:i:i .1)7 SiTiira . .41! .Oil MiillTS, 8:15 V. I'rlre '1'iix Adults . .>>•> .IX Chilili-rll .III .III* Service . ,H,S .IS . M. Til. ."(I .-II) .55 M. Til. I.II) ..->.-> .71! Rolling Hills Riding Club HORSES FOR RENT by Hour or Day and for All Special Occasions Let Us Help You LEARN TO RIDE Starling Road and Oregon One Block North of Niles on Sterling Phone 4-4636 or 3-1863 Probation Sought in Superior Court Cases Judge "Warren Stockton heard live cases on the criminal calendar in Superior Court, Department Xo. .'!, ycsl erd.ty. orvil A. Doyle, charged withmak- inu 1 and passing a bank cheek without funds, made application for probation. The case \\i\\ be continued November :', at '.<:'•'•'> a.m. for probation or sentence. Deputy District Attorney Koland S. Woodruff, represented the slate and Morris B. Chain, the defendant. Charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Mabel Scott made application for probation. Hearings will be continued October L'O at 9:,'10 o'clock. The case of Leonard A. Davis, charged with burglary, was transferred to Juvenile Court. He made application for probation. Probation for a period of two years was granted John Joe Knlow, charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Arvle Underwood, charged with assault with intent to commit rape, was also granted probation for two years. He was ordered to report monthly for six months to the road camp. The industrial division of the Kern , County Chamber of Commerce today announced through the chairman, A. L. Trowbridge, that the preliminary survey of grades of cotton in Kern county had been completed. The survey was made of grades of cotton from old and recently ginned colton in the county. Samples are being prepared by the Ward Food Administration, cotton and fiber division, through the local office, and the industrial division of the Chamber of Commerce is assisting. Mr. Tiowbridge announced today that Colonel C. P. Wood, who is conducting the cotton market research survey in the San Joai'iuin valley, will return to Kern county during the next few days. Colonel Wood Is making a survey of the retail outlets in Kern county to determine the desirable fabrics which have a demand hero, in an effort to trace the destination and to also determine how many kinds of fabric are best suited to uses of Acala cotton. Mr. Trowbridge also reported that Chairman M. \\'. Phillips of Visalia, head of the San Joanuin Valley Association of Commercial Organization Secretaries' textile committee, has obtained the co-operation and assistance of all chambers of commerce in California. The next mooting at which progress will be reported is scheduled for Friday, October L'M. in Fresno, according to announcement of Kmory c.ay Hoffman, president of the valley organization. The committee will meet on the same day upon which the state I'hamber of Commerce meeting will be held. Kern county ..representatives will share the progress meeting a.s well as the state chamber session. WEST COflST gXTHMS Motion for New Trial Denied by Lambert Motion for a new trial was denied by Judge Robert Lambert. Superior Court. Department 1. in the case of Fanny Gordon, 200 Eighteenth street, who asked J100 damages and abatmcnt of a nuisance allegedly caused by overhanging branches and roots upon the abuting property owned by the defendants. Daniel and Km ma Harris. 116 Kighteenth street. It was decided in Superior Court July 14, (hat the plaintiff should receive nothing. CLOSED MONDAY October 9 for Redecorating OPEN u SA JL TUESDAY October 10 GOODFRIEND'S 802 Union Avenue R. D. 11835 TECHNOCRACY INC. PRESENTS BURTON BOGARDUS AUTHORIZED SPEAKER MASONIC TEMPLE De Molay Room 192018th Street SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8, 4 P. M. ADMISSION FREE DANCE Where Friends Meet R. E. (Buster) EVANS With His VICTORY DANCE ORCHESTRA Every Saturday Night UNION AVENUE BALLROOM Modern and old-time dancing—no jitterbngging—every Saturday night. Admission 50e plus tax. Dancing 9 to 1. DANCE EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT BEARDSLEY DANCE PAVILION "Where They All Go for Fun" Beardsley Dance Orchestra Admission 50c, Plus Tax Dancing 9 to 1 DANCE EVER* SATURDAY NIGHT EL PATIO PAVILION IVi Mile* Went al flrrrnfleld on Toft Highway NO BETTER FLUOR IN HERN COUNTY Minic by UDELL JOUNSON ami HIS RHYTHM RANCH PALS DANCE Every Saturday Night THE BARN GEORGE LAFFOON and His Barn Owls Modern and Old Time Dancing No Jitterbugs—No Slacks- No Levis TAFT. Oct. 7.—RofusinK to accept Msiyor J;nws Wilson's liMtcr of rosiK- nation from the Taft City Council, the council mooting in regular session this %vo«-U in the city hull, Kruntecl Mr. Wilson a iin-iUi.v Icavo ' of and appointed Council- ' man I5t-n Strirklor to servo as mayor j pro-tern. Wilson, who \vas not present, KUVC ill health anil the advice of his physician as the reason for his action. ] Business licenses were approved j for the firoff Shows, a carnival; for | (.jporwe Wagner to operate a hoard- ins (114 Kern street and for i Leslie L. lloltzman and Rnssel Unit- j ureii to conduct a business at Fourth | and Kern streets for radio services and sales. City Attorney Henry O. Baron and City Clerk Dale Tlney, will attend a one-day conference of the California League of Cities to .he held in Los Angeles on October 13. BAKBECl'E TUESDAY " Old Age Pensioners will hold a barbecue at P.eale Park Tuesday at 12 noon, AViley Dorrin, president, announced here today. All pensioners are invited. The pensioners will also hold a convention Wednesday and Thursday at Eagle hall, the meeting opening at 10 a.m. 1 IRlllW OILDALE • Phone 2-6636 LAST TIMES TODAY "ADDRESS UNKNOWN" "OLD BARN DANCE" Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Continuous Sunday From 12:45 P. M. ClAUDETTC MacMURRAY CARTOON NEWS LAST TIMES TODAY "Johnny Doesn't Live Here Anymore" "Are These Our Parents?" Sunday and Monday Box Office Opens at 11:30 A. M. Show Starts at 12 Noon THE EVE OF ST. MARK ANNE BAXTER WIUIAM EYTfU MICHAEL O'SHEA ALSO Rod Cameron, Fuzzy Knight in "TRIGGER TRAIL" CARTOON Phone 7-7-264 LAST TIMES TODAY "BERMUDA MYSTERY" "TRIGGER TRAIL" Sunday and Monday Continuous Sunday From 12 Noon mORGHirS IRliK Eddie-BRACKEN. Betty MUTTON IRUOV " MARSH/111 RQNAIDGRAHHW ANIHONf WINN SHEILA-RYAN NEWS CARTOON Continuous Shows TODAY from 1:30 TOMORROW from 12 NOON And—Another "Crime Doctor" HitI WARNER BAXTER with NINA FOCH NIGHT PHONE 2-5211 OPEN DAILY AT 12 NOON Sunday, Monday, Tuesday RITA HAYWORTH, GENE KELLY in "COVER GIRL" WILD BILL ELLIOTT in 'SAN ANTONIO KID" Disney Cartoon News LAST TIMES TODAY "ROOKIES IN BURMA" "CYCLONE KID" Chapter 10, "TIGER WOMAN" RIALTO SUNDAY, MONDAY Margaret O'Brien in "LOST ANGEL" Don Ameche, Joan Bennett "Girl Trouble" CARTOON Last Times Today "Thousands Cheer'* "Natsy Nuisance" Chap. 13, "Secret Service"' NOW—ENDS MONDAY John Wayne Claire Trevor John Carradine Andy Devlne IN John Ford's "STAGE COACH" Second Hit Benny Goodman and His Band LYNN BARI in "Sweet and Low Down" LAST DAY! "COBRA WOMAN" "DEAD END" Opens SUNDAY at 12:00 BOB HOPE Dorothy Lamour in " "THEY COT ME COVERED' Co-Hit! Charles Boyer Hedy Lamarr "ALGIERS" 1305 19t Continuous Dally From 12 Noon Last Day "THE MAN WHO WOULDN'T DIE" "SPOOK TOWN" Tomorrow Cary Grant "MR. LUCKY" ( Ray Corrigan "SADDLE MOUNTAIN ROUND-UP" to the Music of Bob Sisson and His Orchestra TONIGHT in Kern County's Most Popular Dance Spot in Downtown Bakeneld Within Easy Walking Distance ON THE CORNER OF SIXTEENTH and "EYE" Admission 60c Including Tax Servlcemen-SOc Including Tax

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