The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 7, 1944 · Page 7
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EPSffiSiShifts ,-^fflf Curtail War Job (Satunla.v, October 7, 1044) Lieutenant Alfredo Chavez (Bakersfield to France) As you probably know by now that I have been stationed in Ens- land for 10 months, and stationed near a very beautiful and picturesque city that is known all through England for its beauty, mild weather and for its Regency style of architecture. Strict censorship regulations forbid me to mention its name or its exact geographical location. During rny sojourn in England I was able to visit several places of historical interest, namely Bristol. Bath, tbu location of the famous Roman baths, Cambridge University (attended a short course in economics), Kenihvo'rth, the scene of Sir Walter Scott's famous novel "Kenilworth." Warwick and Warwick Castle, Oxford University, the seat of all English learning (was also privileged to have studied a week there), and last, but by all menus least, was the cosmopolitan city of London. 1 was stationed for a short time in London and in that time I was able to visit the most important and historic spots, such as the famous Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the resting place of the men in English history, the Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, Buckingham Palace, St. James Palace, the famous Hyde Park, St. Paul's Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus. Oxford«Circus. No. 10 Downing Street, Scotland Yard, and many others. Buzz Bomb It might interest you to know that I was stationed in London •luring the time that Hitler launched his "secret weapon." the "flying bomb." 1 can assure you that the writer spent many sleepless nights listening to the weird and fantastic drone of the "doodlebug." There was more than a physical fear attached to this weapon—it was more of a psychological fear more than anything else because there was no human element attached to this strange and fantastic weapon. At this time I would like to laud the English people for their undaunted spirit and relentless courage. Honest, Jim, it is incredible. One has to be among them to really know them and understand them, their customs, traditions, and ways of life. These people have suffered a great deal since September 3, 1939, when the B. B. C. (British Broadcasting System) announced over the radio: "His Majesty's government is now at war with Germany." I can picture this moment as the national anthem of England is played and sung by the people with tears in their eyes, and a mixture of pride, anguish and terror in their hearts. Shortly after this announcement London was the victim of the first air raid, followed by hundreds and hundreds. Each night was a night of terror and utter futility, and yet these people carried on as if there was no cloud of darkness hanging overhead. The courage and will to "see it through" of the English people has gained the pride and respect of all those who have come in close contact with them. As far as my personal experiences are concerned, 1 have nothing but the deepest respect an^l admiration for the people. Every person that I have had the pleasure of meeting has shown me the kindest consideration and hospitality. There Is absolutely nothing they wouldn't do for you to make your stay comfortable and happy. The English countryside is simply wonderful to see, the lovely rolling hills, its picturesque cultivated fields, almost perfect in symmetrical form, and the graceful and stately trees that add to the verdant splendor of the country. SeVeral types of architecture are found in all parts of England: Gothic, early and late Roman, perpendicular (found in most cathedrals, especial Gloucester Cathedral), Tudor (this predominates in Stratford-on-Avon) and the early Regency style of architecture. I have taken several snapshots of* the several places I have visited &nd will be more than glad to enow them and explain them to you when I will have the pleasure of seeing you again. • In France Now. Now a few words about "la belle France." Since I have been here I have found out that the element of time is no longer governed by the normal cycle of day and night, but rather by a host of fast-moving events of which we are now a part. The nights drift into days and the days into nights, and, as as consequence, the hours seem endless at times. Since I have been here much has happened and the tempo has increased to such a pace that I am safe to say that present events have caused the war to reach a climax due to the efficient and able leadership of our military superior officers. I will never forget the spectacle of the French people as we passed through their villages. They lined the streets and shouted and waved as we passed through with their Joy of liberation on their lips and the thanks of deliverance in their eyes. Each village that we passed through was a mass of rubble, with their gutted buildings reduced to ruin—grim testimony of the ravages of war—the destruction and misery of war and the wounds of long occupation. It would be almost impossible to describe here what these people have been through. It was hell on earth—humiliation and horror beyond description. But they took it well and have come up fighting and smiling again and the wounds are even now begining to heal— because they never were defeated—betrayed yes. but never de- fated. ..They, the overwhelming majority of the people never Continued on Page Eleven Workers Urged to Remain on Job by Manpower Directors There arc from 40,000 to 50,000 vacancies in sou (hern California war industries that arc bringing down war production, according to directors of the southern California area of the War Manpower Commission who met Friday at Hotel El Tejon. "We cannot urge too strongly that workers remain on the job ns the war is far from won mid wo are now at the peak of effort in both Europe and the Pacific, so we cannot afford to shift emphasis yet nt home." said W. N. Cunningham, chief of the division placement, with headquarters in Los Angeles. "For the first time, perhaps, in its history, the emigration from California about equals the immigration. "Sumo of the war workers are quitting jobs to go back to re-establish their businesses or to re-enter businesses, such as insurance and real estate. R. AV. Evans, director of Area !>, that includes Kern county, said that the local demand for workers totaled 2700 vacancies at the present time for the various war industries'!, the need being particularly great at In- yokeru. Problems of Reconversion The directors also discussed at their meeting here the problems of reconversion that will involve labor supply and they are working on pro- ceedures for handling the industrial shifts that will be necessary. General consensus of the directors was that many of the smaller plants now engaged in war industries will continue after the war, shifting to manufacturing of implements needed in that section. Kern county was cited as an example with turning to the manufacturing of oil well and agricultural equipment. L. B. Cusick, area director of San Diego, reported that he believed that industries will be established in that area, and .f. \V. MacL/ean, area director from Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, said that plans were being made there to keep the smaller industrial plants in operation. The manufacturing of aluminum ware is also being considered. Retraining Needed Women war workers will get the training or additional training for employment after the war, and the War Manpower Commission is now attempting to interest schools in such vocational training programs. Women war *vorks will get the same consideration as men in employment opportunities after the war, according to Mr. Cunningham, who said that lie believed, however, that many women were working for patriotic reasons and, being tired physically, would return to their homes. As many ns 40 per cent of the workers in most of the southern California aircraft industries are women while in Bakersfield 65 per cent are women. Permanent Positions Sought Arthur E. Wood, chief of operations of the United States Employment Service, is concerned chiefly with problems relating to recruitment of labor away from California, rural industries, and labor involved in largor food production and packing. He believes that many persons leaving California now are looking for permanent positions rather than for higher wages. He thinks that a lighter and cheaper type of agricultural equipment will make farming practical for the small farmer. He does not think that the newer processes of dehydration of food or quick frozen foods transported as air freight will alter the trend of agricultural development in the fat- east and other areas of the world where food production does not now equal the needs of masses of the population. The directors arc also concerned with the returned world war veteran and approve thoroughly of the lifting of the certificates of availabilities and restrictions on veterans returning to jobs. Xo Controls Termed Ideal They expressed the thought that the ideal siualion is when there are no controls needed over the labor such as is now exercised to obtain efficient wartime production. The men were guests at Hotel El Tejon and the local meeting was arranged by Mr. Evans. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1944 PAGES 7 TO 12 HAVILAH, KERN COUNTY, GAL, SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1866. *4.TT. r. i m rtft f**jt*Y. » IM WM UN* « ilfc MIM* r« IM« IW w km IhJH C4flMtiHir, f, n tbf torn- time k> . him. <*a. f-r i MOT { r?v«o.«| .-. •»•>•„ f.i» >^*^ •••!»•«• .» «•«• B-I»M.» MM-feir I *«..<• M H*».» I:. (;il-r - l>r.'i , l.,«rt K,.fc^ ttt,_~ s-.tu,. j I tf. n |.« t*Mir « *"* « 4M it* «w 1 1... I I •»• I.. IW »rt. 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Californian Holds Record for Continuous Publication By MAE SAl'NDERS AVith the observance of Newspaper Week, The Californian holds a record among newspapers of California and the United States with a continuous publication of issues from Saturday, August 18, IStiG, to the present time. Few newspapers have such a rerord, and it is the rare newspaper that has a complete file of its publications such as The Californian has maintained. For 1- years Kern County pioneers were without a newspaper from the lime that Richard Keys discovered gold in one of the gulches of Greenhorn, near Kern River, and gold miners and settlers flocked to the area that became Keyesville and Kernville (then known as Whisky Flat), according to the historical account, "History of Kern County Newspapers." by Alfred Harrell, written first for the Kern County Historical Society and now incorporated in "Those AVho Serve." Keyesville was founded in 1S53 or ISM, according to this account, and Havilah in 1SIJ4 by Asbury Harpending. The new settlement became the county seat of a new county. This development inspired George A. Tiffany, of San .lose, to come to llavilah "with a handful of type and a small hand press which were transported by wagon through the mountain passes, and early in August, 1S(!G, the first newspaper plant in Kern county appeared," according to the historical story. rush subsided in the mountain area and The Courier came along with the county seat: to Bakersfield. "But prior to that time Kern This newspaper, Courier," was the "The Havilah mountaineering forebear of The Californian. Other historical excerpts telling this newspaper history from Mr. Hairell's account, are as follows: Four-Page Paper "The Courier was a four-page paper and two of the pages were filled with what is known as 'boiler plate," printed in San Francisco and shipped to the mining town. "In its advertising columns one merchant boasted of his quick transportation facilities under a line of black type entitled, "Mule Teams versus Ox Teams." "The Havilah Courier lasted for six years until the county seat was moved to Bakersfield, as the gold Fairgrounds Favored Over Central Park for Board Spot Opinions on the controversy over proposed locations of a consolidated ration board to be formed by the merger of the Bakersfield, East Bakersfield and Oildale boards were expressed today by several local businessmen. All those questioned were opposed to a compromise location at Central Park or Alphonse Weill Park. Two sites originally under consideration were the fairgrounds and the present offices of the East Bakersfield ration board. As a compromise proposal, it was suggested by Councilman W. C. Willis that the consolidated board might be located at Central Park. Alphonse Weill Park was also proposed this week as a compromise location. George Henderson of the Kern County Land Company states that, in his opinion, the consolidated board should be located on the west side since the greatest volume of business is situated there. He is definitely opposed to location at East Bakersfield. Mr. Henderson stated that he was opposed to location at Central Park as a compromise proposal. Hal Williams, president of the Civitan Club, was also opposed to Central Park aa a site for the consolidated ration board. "The fairgrounds seems to me to be the .rnost centrally located site proposed," he said. 'It also has the idvantage uf being the least expensive. 1 do not see why the city should spend money building a building at Central Park." Ed Rose, chairman of the Bakersfield ration board, is for location at the fairgrounds, since it was recommended by both the OPA and the defense council "I want to see the consolidated board located wherever it best serves the interests of the people of Kern county," he said. "It should be taken into consideration that boards all over the county may be consolidated into one board." Exchange Club President John Urner expressed dissatisfaction with all the proposed sites. "It would be better to have the board located in the central business district;," he said. "I do not see why it is necessary to locate a consolidated board at a great distance from the center of town." "The fairgrounds is the most logical location," said James Walton, president of the Optimist Club. "It is the most centrally situated, and is reasonably convenient for both Oildale and East Bakersfield." A. H. Karpe, farm implement dealer, stated that the proposed board should be on the east side of Union Avenue. He is in favor of placing the consolidated board at the present offices oC the East Bakersfield ration board. That is by far the most central location, he said. William Haberfelde is in favor of the fairgrounds site on the grounds that it seems to be the least expensive, and at the same time convenient. He is opposed to the city spending over $30011 for a building at Central Park, county bad another newspaper called The Southern Californian, established by Julius Chester, ably conducted and widely known, and with a prestige that enabled it to absorb, in the course of time, his weaker rival. And so it came about that The Courier was taken under The Southern Californian roof, and age was given to the latter paper by dating the publication back to the birth of the Courier, August, 1SGG. Weekly Issues Eliminated "The Southern Californian. then The Kern County Californian, and later again in early ISiiOs, The Daily Californian! And then in 18!)7 The Bakersfield Californian, as christened by myself with the elimination of the weekly issues." The newspaper history also contains the stories of rival newspapers, the Kern County Gazette, the Kern County Echo, the Kern County Democrat, the Kern Standard, the News, the Morning Mirror, the Populist, but only The Californian persisted throughout the years, grew and developed. Papers Compared Mr. Han-ell's account of the growth of the paper is as follows: "It may interest you if I briefly make comparison betwei-n the paper that you know today and that which 1 acquired 40 years ago. The Californian of 1S1I7 was a four-page paper, two pages given to 'boiler plate' with half the front Hage filled with advertising. It contained only local matter, as I have said, and the labor of three young women sufficed to put into type all the items which made up the original part of the paper. "There was a 'foreman' with sometimes a tramp printer to help him and a press boy. In the front office, I did most of the work with a single assistant. The '-mire pay roll was froin $«0 to $80 a week. In that village day of long ago. the whole edition of the paper was 300 copies. Three small boys sufficed for their delivery. 50 Curriers Required "In contrast, you may be interested to know that there is- now a battery of 12 linotype machines, that the total number of employes is in excess of 100, that the pay roll is nearly $300,000 a year, that more than 50 carriers are required in its distribution department—the growth of the marvelous community in which it is published." The Californian has a complete record of its files and throughout the years has carefully bound each copy and its library serves the community's professional people and each generation seeking historical data, drawing state and national research workers. FiRE PREVENTION WEEK NAMED MAYOR DESIGNATES OCTOBER 8-14 FOR EVENT Sorority Planning Tea at Moss Home Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority of Alpha Theta chapter is planning a tea for Sunday at the home of Miss Betty Moss, 263 Jefferson street, from 3 to 5 p. m. A rummage sale is slated for later In the fall. At a recent meeting Mrs. Hollis Nunnelly was awarded defense stamps. Hostesses Sunday will be Mesdames Norman E. McAdams, James Parks, William Trout, Billy O. Milner, Beverly Moss, Hollis Nunnelly, Thomas R. Sherman, Darrell S. Mattoon, Charles W. Nail, Meal L. Morris, William Moses; Misses Constances Aldrich, Prances Embry, Dorothy Durman, ^ Yolanda Pas- qulni, Lois Shay, Alice Thompson, Jackie Shomate, Elva Morris, Anna Rhue Smith, Bette Smith, Bettye Andrews, Patsy Winton, Mary Ric- cominia and Ruth Swett. Mayor Alfred Siemon today issued a proclamation calling upon all citizens to co-operate in Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, with special clean-up days for the entire city set for October 9, .10, 11 and IL' for the business district and October 12 in the residential areas. Ministers were urged today by Captain Harry Long, head of the city Fire Prevention Bureau, to comment upon the purpose of the week in their Sunday messages. The aim is to prevent lotscs from fire and to speed victory in the war. The proclamation of the mayor is as follows: ''Whereas, a mounting toll of preventable fire losses is imposing a serious drain upon the war effort and welfare of our country and thousands of people are burned to death each year and the property destruction by fire averages more than $].onn.uiio daily, and "Whereas, these staggering fire losses are suffered in Bakcrsfield and other cities and communities of the nation, and "Whereas. If we could but realize the effect of such losses in terms of delay in delivery of goods to the war fronts, in terms of the possible danger to our soldiers and sailors, in terms of the precious man-hours lost in production of war essentials, in terms of difficulties in replacement of machinery and buildings, we would then more fully appreciate the dire effects of fire destruction, and "Whereas, fire is no inspector of place or person and a careless or thoughtless act on the part of any citizen may endanger life and property, it is only by united action on the part of every individual that outbreaks of fire may be eliminated. "Now, therefore, T. Alfred Siemon, mayor of the city of Bakersfield, In support of the proclamation of the President of the United States of America, do proclaim the week of October 8-14. as Fire Prevention Week and do appeal to all of our citizens to eliminate fire, hazards in their homes, places of business or work, in our schools, public buildings and places of public assembly. I further appeal to all those whose influence in the lives of our citizens makes it practicable, including the chamber of commerce, business and labor organizations, civic groups. churches, schools, the press, radio and theaters, to bring to the attention of every man, woman ami child the fundamental measures of fire waste prevention and control. "I further direct that the lire department and all other appropriate departments of our municipal government lend their active assistance in initiating the carrying out programs that will attain this objectives of the President's proclamation. "In witness hereof. I have set my hand and caused the seal of the City of liakersfiuld to be affixed this fourteenth day of September in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-four." ALFRED SIEMON. Mayor of the City of Bakersfield. Attest: V. Van Riper, City Clerk. Senator and .Mrs. Sheridan Dmviicy. P,usiiu-s^. Hotel Kl Tejon. Mr. and Airs. O. .MH'liain. Med- foul. Oiv. l!iisiucs-.i. Poru-rtield hotel. IMItrrt Davis. Sunnyvale. Business. I'OI tlTlil'llI hotel. Ciipiiiin and Mrs. .1. B. Moorman, Indianapolis, Ind. Visiting. Bakersfield Inn. DATE SET FOR CHAMBER ANNUAL BANQUET WILL BE HELD DECEMBER 4 Monday. Dei-ember -I, will be the date for the 11)44 banquet and membership mooting if the Bakcrsfield Chamber of Commerce, according to a decision reached by members of the chamber's board of directors hero yesterday. Calling attention to the fact that the chamber's fiscal year ends November i!". directors designated the first Monday in December as the time for the affair. Chairman and suliconiinittcos will be ' appointed later this mouth, according In Lawrence F. Lake, president. Time and place of the meeting- will also be announced later. Will Study Licensing Directors yesterday ratified the appointment of a .subcommittee of the merchants' division which will delve into the matter of municipal licensing and will submit findings to the board for further handling. Named on this committee by Chairman Glenn E. Stanficld, were Malcolm Brock, Lawrence AVeill, Elmore King, George Chrome and 11. E. Olgnoux. Directors also approved the attendance of Dean Pieper. secretary- manager of the chamber, at a special meeting called by the California State Chamber of Commerce for commercial organization executives, in San Francisco the latter part of this month. Report on Conventions At the same time, board members approved a special report from Doug n. Davies. chairman of the convention bureau, relating current activities of this department. Davies pointed out that convention activities are on the upswing and cited the fact that two major statewide meetings have already been scheduled here this month. U'Ol'XI.)EH—Private First. Class Paul C. Villalovos. who h,-is. born stationed in the European area, has been wounili<d in a report from the war departmi'iit through Af.Miciated Press. His ni'>lh.-r. Mrs. Eginia C. Villalovos, resides in Ijuttonwillow. Kern Pistol Club Continues Shoot Ernest Ttoux, president of the Kern County Pinto! Club announced today that the pistol shoot for October 2L', has been continued until .Sunday, October L'!), at the request of the police department. The police barbecue set for October 22, was in conflict with the date set for the match. For this reason the competition was continued. Mr. Roux said. A first prize of a $25 bond has been offered the winner of the match ! by Sheriff John Loustnlot. Cotton Pickers Needed by Kern Growers LABOR SHORTAGE REPORTED BY FARM ADVISER LINDSAY An abrupt rhaiigc ill the labor situation in tin 1 production of cotton in K'iTU lias been reported today by .Marc A. Lindsay, Kern county farm adviser. .Mr. Lindsay said that since the cotton plants are all beginning to open now, grower all over the county arc in need of cotton pickers. The farm adviser also reported that the tomato growers, even tlio-,igh their crops are late this year, arc untieing the diminishing labor supply. "A general scramble for labor as it arrives in the county is usually made by the cotton and tomato growers at this time of year," the farm adviser explained. SIEMON WILL ADDRES1DANES CROWD EXPECTED AT CONVENTION AT INN Anticipated as the largest gather- iiiK of Danish people in Bnkersfield since the impromptu thronpr that greeted royalty passing through the city at the Santa Fe station a few years ago, a convention of Danish Brotherhood of America will open at BaUersl'ield Inn at 8 p. m. tonight. Appropriate welcome addresses by J. F. Andreasen. convention chair- roan, Mayor Alfred Siemon and others, will precede a talent program. Introduction of dignitaries, and serving of. refreshments. Election of officers will be Included in the Sunday business sessions, and a banritiet at 7:30 p. m. will end the day on a brilliant note. C. AV. Hanson of Lomita is the brotherhood president, and Elton Xelson heads local lodge Xo. 319. Formation of an auxiliary here may be a development of the convention. Among the many local persons who have assisted on arrangements are Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Andreasen, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Williamsen, Mr. and Jlrs. Alfred C. Nielsen, Mrs. A. A. Sprehn, and Mr. and Mrs. Elton Nelson. All day today and this evening a reception committee will be present at Bakersfield Inn with tickets for Sunday night's banquet. Danish people wishing to attend, who are not members of the organization, will be heartily welcome to do so by purchasing tickets. Following the welcome remarks and general singing, at tonight's reception. Miss .leannette Andreasen will present a baton twirling routine accompanied by Miss Margaret Ann .lacobson. officers will be introduced. Miss Avis Davis, accompanied by Mrs. Evelyn Butcher will sing Danish songs, and a group from the high, school will present Danish folk dances. DEf'ORATKI) — Technical Sergeant Manuel C. Rodriguez, son of Mrs. Placidn C. Rodriguez, Bakersfield, has hern awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for "extraordinary achievement while serving as engineer gunner on a B-17 Flying Fortress on a number of combat bombardment missions over Germany." Sergeant Rodriguez also holds the Air Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster. He attended Bakersfield High School and entered the army October 1, Valley Farmers Get Weather Forecast The weather forecast for the farmers of the southern San Joaquin valley, as prepared by the ITnited States Weather Bureau in co-operation with the Kern county farm adviser's office of the agricultural extension service is reported to be: "Raisin growers take notice that there is expected to be showers over the mountains today and increasing in intensity tomorrow, extending into the south end of the valley north of Delano. Precipitation will i be light and spotted. Further out- I look is for ,1 clear Monday. High- j cst temperature yesterday was 9(1 > degrees and low this morning, 5'.). Chest Kickoff Monday Teams and Hostesses Lined Up for Drive for War Chest Funds Community War Chest workers were aligned in learns today, hostesses were ! chosen for the "kickoff" din| ner on .Monday night and the noon report luncheons that will mark the opening of the I Community War Chest campaign in Bakcrsfield on Oc- toher 0. Commander Donald Nelson, rnitod States Naval Re- servo, medical officer who received tlu> Legion of Merit medal and the Presidential Citation decorations for unusunl bravery under fire, will lie the sneaker. The War Chest drive will continue through October IS. The hostesses, who held their first meeting last night, are headed by Mrs. Lucile Moses, wife, of Lieutenant William Moses, now a prisoner of war in Germany at a camp for American aviators. The hostesses have relatives, brothers or husbands in the service and some of the latter are "reported missing in action," so they are going into the campaign with full appreciation of what the War Chest services mean. The hostesses will assist at the "kickoff" dinner and at the report luncheons scheduled on Wednesday, October 11: Friday, October 13: Monday, October 16, and Wednesday, October IS. The hostesses under captaincy of Mrs. Moses are Miss Pauline O'Hare, .Mrs. Kitty Hastie. Miss Gay Dean, Mrs. Vila Rose, Mrs. Onm Louise McManus, Miss Frances Preusser, Mrs. Luverne Shatto, Miss Josie Brand, Miss Beverly Moss, Mrs. George Sieler, Miss Gussy Spears, Mrs. Florence Hamilton, Mrs. Frank Davis, Mrs. Marjorie McAdams, and Mrs. Homer Garrett. Gas Model Contest Scheduled Sunday The Bakersfield Gas Model Airplane Association went into full swing at its recent meeting with the first model contest scheduled for tomorrow at the regular field on the Porterville cutoff. All fans interested are welcome to attend. Vernon Oldershaw, contest director, announced that the contest would get underway at. 10 a. m. and all entries will close at 10:30. At the last meeting new officers were elected for the coming year. Vernon Oldershaw was elected president; Jack Byrd, vice-president, and Francis Steward was re-elected secretary-treasurer. Plans were also set aside for the big west coast championship meet whicli will be held here the first Sunday In April. Persons interested in joining the club may do so by telephoning 8-83G5. New members who joined the club recently in its all-out membership drive are Richard Reese, Lo Mathers, Ted Peukert, Lowell Cheuvront, Carl Castle and George Gibson. Building Fund Rally Scheduledjty Church A building fund rally of the Berean Seventh-Day Adventist Church, scheduled for 3 T>. m. Sunday, will feature a musical program to be presented by the Wings of Melody choral ensemble. Solos will l>e sung by two tenors. Private Larrie Si-itterwhite and Private Myrt Buskin, directed by Private Orial Taylor. The Mount Zion Baptist: choir also will sing two numbers, under direction of Mrs. Clara B. Howard. Guest speaker for the afternoon will be Mrs. G. A. Handis, said R. E. Berry, pastor. Mrs, L. J. M. Berry is chairman and reporter. West Side Youth Center Is Model for Other Districts Field Man Named for Area by Authority Authorities In Bakersfield, Stockton, and Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties will receive the cooperation of a*fleld man, Ray N. Studt, appointed by the California Youth Authority to aid to combating juvenile delinquency, It haa been announced by Herman G. Stark, authority crime prevention chief. The Youth Authority will open an office in Fresno, December 1, to deal with juvenile delinquency problems In the San Joaquin valley, it has been revealed. (I'li-tim? i'uet* of Stepping out to meet the challenge of vital community need during wartime, leaders of lhn Wes,t Side launched the movement for establishment uf the West Side Youth Center a year ago. The center, the first of its kind in California, has become a model after which other communities are patterning their organizations, and will celebrate its first anniversary on November 5. The Youth Center Is the mecca for West Side youth, and the young people are enthusiastic over the marked success of the enterprise. At the November 5 meeting of the West Side Oilfields Recreation Commission last year, the establishment of such a center was discussed. A letter from Howard McKibben, president of the West Side Oilfields Coordinating Council, was read, which stated that the council had unanimously approved the establishment of a Youth Center in Taft. Stanford Hannah, who was district superintendent of the high school, reported that a group of young boys had called upoiKhhn to report their meetings at which the matter was thoroughly discussed and approved. J. A. Joyce, city superintendent of schools, reported that other corn- Outer on E'uee ^) munities in California were considering similar organizations, and stated that lie felt u cvult-r would be a great asset to the community. This was followed by approval of .John L. Perryman, who announced that the city would cooperate, and Paul Hale, elementary school trustee, announced endorsement. Chest Contributes $500 The Community Chest was contacted and contributed $500 to the Youth Center housing committee to help furnish equipment and to improve any building which might be selected. The commission then appointed Supervisor A. W. Noon, Mr. Perryman und Robert N. Donaldson to comprise the Youth Center housing committee, and almost immediately the Taft Elementary School district approved the uso of the Third Street Kindergarten building; as Youth Center. At this point, numerous individuals on the West Side came forward and made personal donations, not only of money but of pool tables, a counter for the "snack bar" and other« furnishings. The first dance was given January 15, 1944, and attendance records kept from March 25 to September 30, Continued on Fas* Eleven Burgin, Hensel Get Judgment in Suit G. R. Burgin was awarded J^.jS.fl:: plus interest, and C. W. Hensel was awarded $4152.7!» plus interest in .Judge fJohert B. Lambert's Superior Court, Department 1, this week in settlement of a suit against M. J. Ruddy and Joseph Ruddy, contractors. The original complaint charged that the plaintiffs furnished equipment for hauling wat^r on a job at Mimic between September. I'.M;!. ami January. T.144. aiul were never paid by tlu> defendants. Frederick \V. Welsh was attorney for the plaintiffs. STATION EH KULARI/EO John Loustalot, Kern county sheriff, r-.-purts that the Associated Oi' station at Greenfield was burglarized last night so mo time after midnight. A number of gasoline ration stamps, cigarettes and other articles were reported lakfii. Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers. and Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument Display Near the Offiee Phone 7-7185

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