The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 9, 1944 · Page 9
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Bakersfield, California
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Monday, October 9, 1944
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RATION BOARD HEADQUARTERS SET AT FAIRGROUNDS SUPERVISORS IN One Dead BOARD DEBUTE RATION HEADQUARTERS LOCATION PONDERED By a unanimous vote late today, the Kern County Board of Supervisors ordered the consolidated ration board headquarters to be placed at the Kern fairgrounds. in Kern Traffic be Discussion of the relative merits of Central Park and the fairgrounds as sites for the proposed consolidated ration board highlighted the early part of the Board of Supervisors' -meeting thisrfnornlng. The Central Park location is favored as a compromise by former advocates of the East Bakersfield ration board site. The proposed con- soliiiwted board will be formed by merger of the Bakersfield, East Bakersfield and Oildal" boards. Location at Central Park was proposed to the supervisors by W. C. AVillis, councilman appointed last week by Mayor Alfred Siemon to investigate possible compromise sites. RIIH Lines Mr. W'illis pointed out that transportation to Central Park would bo provided by direct bus line 12 minutes from the center of town and 43 minutes from across the river. He added that Central Park, according to a map drawn by the city engineer, is in the center of population of this area. A proposed building to be constructed at Central Park would cost $0820, he said. It would measur- "> by 80 feet, and would be loc.-i the R street entrance to the Chairman A. W. Noon point that the convenience of outlying tricts should be taken into consideration as well as the necessity of location in the center of population. He said that people in outlying districts arc in favor of the fairgrounds. Harry Hopkins, secretary of the California Taxpayers Association, protested against the price of a proposed building at Central Park. He pointed out that the county already owns*buildings at the fairgrounds, and that the price of repairs there would be only $UOO as against $0800 for a now building at Central Park. Available Ituildine Supervisor C. W. Harty stated that | Supervisor Roy VVolloomes knew of | available portable buildings that I could be moved to the Central Park I site. He advocated location at Cen tral Park if undue expense could avoided. . — Josh Clarke, member of the East | c;. m .|:i. -](! Bakersfield ration board, maintained I , m p;,ijsoii in 'defense of the Central Park site j of tnt . B;l that the cost of a building there . should be considered over a term of years. He cited the advantages of having a building in Central Park. Location at the fairgrounds was advocated by Ed Rose, chairman of the Bakersfield ration board. He objected to the city spending money at Central Park when already considerably short of funds as proved by the apparent necessity to raise an additional amount through the licensing tax. Chairman of the Oildale ration board, Russell Taylor, spoke in favor of location at the fairgrounds. City Manager Vance Van Riper said that he would be satisfied with the location decided upon by the Board of Supervisors as most convenient for all people in the county. Other business at the morning meeting of the Board of Supervisors included hearing of a reco-.nmenda- lion by the planning commission that a' five-man district boundaries commission be appointed. The matter will be taken up later. Back War Chest A resolution was unanimously passed proclaiming the Kern County AVar Chest campaign an "important war endeavor." and calling on "every loyal citizen in the county to support this civic t-nterprlse to the utmost of his ability." A request was read from the state division of highways asking that county representatives meet with state officials to discuss pending legislation on the construction of a secondary highway system. *At the request of the county treasurer $20,000 will be transferred from the reserve fund to Greenfield School District, and the former rter for $10.000 was rescinded. Other funds ordered transferred were $40»0 to Ransburg School district, $8000 to JCorrls School district, and $5000 to Indian Wells School district. There was discussion of the necessity of employing additional draftsmen to expedite drawing up of planning specifications for. Inyokern jail. A proposal for a uniform county Sheepman Killed in Automobile Accident, Funeral Wednesday LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 14 One man was killed and 11 injured in week-end automobile accidents, according to the California Highway Patrol. Manuel Tuculel, 40, 601 Stunner street, was fatally injured when the truck he was driving Saturday evening on Lcrdo Highway apparently hit a holt 1 in the road and overturned at James Ilond, patrol reports state. He was found dead al 0 :;>() p. m. by Richard Kyker. lilTi Ferguson street, Oildale. The body is tit Ilopson .Mortuary. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:;',0 a. m. at St. Joseph's Church and Rosary will be conducted Tuesday at 8 p. m. at Ilopson Mortuary. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Mr. Tuculet was born and reared in Bakersfield and was a member of the Wool Growers Association. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Tuculet. (!()] Sunnier street. Coroner's inquest is pending. Accident Injuries Another noncollision accident was the cause of injuries to Orville Jeffers, 38. Shafter, whose car overturned after hitting a hole in the road on Riverside Drive near Smith's Corners Sunday at 5:40 p. m. He is in Kern General Hospital with possible back and skull fractures. Pas sengcr in the car, E. C. Jeffers. 20. also of Shafter. received a strained back for which be was treated at the hospital, patrolmen state. Four were hurt, two seriously, Saturday at 11:30 p. m. in a sideswipe urdey at 1 1 :,'!() p. m. in a Collision between cars driven by Leona Sharp, i :!S, Route 5. Box 35. and Joe R. Route 1. Box 9!), Arvin. Highway two miles east ersfield city limits. At Hospital In Kern General Hospital are Garcia, with possible skull fracture and face lacerations, and passenger in the Garcia car; Valentino Garcia. 12. also of Route 1, Box 99. who has a fractured ankle. Miss Sharp received a forehead laceration and was treated at the hospital and dismissed, and E. Phipps. fi2, Route 5, Box 3u. , in the Sharp car, was taken to a nevv doctor by a passing motorist. Highway patrolmen cited Garcia on a charge of driving on the wrong side of the road. A collision Sunday at 9 p. m. at Bear Mountain Road and Comanche Drive, between cars driven by Claude H. Hancock. 36, Arvin, and Edward A. Trail. 33, DiGiorgio Farms, Arvin. sent passenger in the Hancock automobile, Hilda Rhodes, 3(i, Watson Trailer Camp, Arvin, to Kern General Hospital with possible ankle and jaw fractures. Hancock received a forehead laceration; Trail, scaip lacerations and passenger in Trail's car, Benjamin Hickaby, 17. Di- Giorgio Farms, Arvin. an elbow injury. The latter three were given treatment at Kern General Hospital, reports continue. Wanda Burke, 5, daughter of Mrs. Katherine Burke. 27, Route 1, Box 690, received brush burns when she fell out of the car her mother was driving Sunday morning at Roberts Lane. She was treated at Kern General Hospital, highway patrol reports state. TRIAL WITNESS FOUND DEAD WITH US TODAY NEW DANISH OFFICERS—To head the California state Danish Sisterhood and Brotherhood are Mrs. E. Jurvig and J. P. Andreason. who are pictured above in the center. New officers of the group were elected at the twenty-fourth annual Danish convention, which was held in Bakersfield Saturday and Sunday, with Local .'119. Danish Brotherhood, acting as the official host. Mis. Jurvig is accompanied by her huslmnd. E. Jurvip, to the left, and Mrs. Andreasen is seated next to her husband. The group is pictured at the .Sunday evening banquet, which concluded the affair. Ward I). Mnrvrllr. New York, N. V. Business, liakcrsfield Inn. Raymond ('rank. Santa Barbara. Business. Hotel El Tejon. Harry Musee, and son, San Francisco. Visiting. Hotel El Tc.jun. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hague, Hal- 'timore, Mil. Visiting. 1'orterl'ield hotel. .Mr. and Mrs. .1. (i. Holler, Los Angeles. Business. Traveler's CAMPBELL OPENS narking ordinance was read by Joel Reynolds of the California Highway Patrol The matter was referred to the county counsel and the highway patrol. J. H. Hanks, county assessor, was eranted a request to send a delegation from his office to study address- ograph and code systems used in San Bernardino, San Diego and Orange counties. The group will leave Wednesday. Judge Ardls M. Walker of the 1« irst Township Justice Court requested a "salary increase of $100 a month from'$75, claiming that due to population increase his duties as justice of the peace constituted a full-time °The hiring of Mrs. Amelita Ragsdale as temporary assistant to the county librarian with a junior clerk E grade rating was approved. URQUHART KNIGHTED LONDON, Oct. 9. <£>>—Major-General R. E. Urquhart. who commanded the "lost" British airborne division at Arnhem, was knighted today as a Commander of the Bath. SUICIDE BELIEVED IN WORKER'S DEATH Complaining witness in the trial of two men accused cf robbing him at Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument Display Near the Office ' Phone 7-7185 Inyokern, Frank Scott, 40, a worker at the huge construction project in the eastern part of Kern county, was found dead Sunday morning In his room at a local hotel. Police officers, who investigated the case, said Scctt's throat was cut and a knife was found near his hand. Both Lieutenant Claude Morelock, | who headed the police probe, and Coroner N. C. Houze -declared the. man had apparently committed suicide. The doors of the room were locked from the inside. Seoti had been dead for several hours. Scott had accusei two fellow workers, Herman and Elmer Page, of taking $400 from him last July. A Superior Court trial of the pair, charged with burglary on » complaint signed by Scott and during which he was a chief witness, ended in a hung jury Friday. Deputy District Attorneys Dorset! Phillips and Oscar Catalano told officers that Scott had been despondent over the outcome of the trial. A roommate, L. I. Kirk, likewise told investigators that Scott had been discouraged over tne outcome of the trial. 300 DANES AT BIG BANQUET STATEWIDE CONVENTION HAILED AS SUCCESS Bringing to a close the twenty- fourth Danish Brotherhood and Sisterhood convention in Bakersfield was a banquet for more than 300 persons at 7:30 p. m. Sunday in the palm room ai the Bakersfield Inn. The two-day celebration which featured a reception Saturday night and business meetings for both the brotherhood and sisterhood was attended by Danes from all over the state. Annual election of state committee officers was held Sunday morning at the meetings with J. P. Andreasen of Bakersfield chosen to serve as president of the brotherhood for the coming year and Mrs. E. Jurvig elected to head the women. V. Hansen, supreme trustee of the United States Danish Brotherhood. commended the Bakersfield organization for the results in its long planning of the occasion. The intention of organizing a sis] terhood chapter in Bakersfield was supported by the newly elected sisterhood president in her speech at the Sunday evening banquet. Several other speakers were of the same opinion as the president. Help Denmark "We help Denmark when we help America in her fight for liberty" were the words of Julius Hansen of Fresno. Mr. Hansen urged all members to support the National Wai- Fund drive now being launched. He said that the Danes' native land will be one of many to be aided by the fund. Officers elected to assist Mrs. Jurvig were Mrs. Minnie Scarsten, vice-president: Miss Doris Freese. secretary: Mrs Nancy Nickel, treasurer: Mrs. M. Sunby. marshal: and Mrs. Karen .lobansen. inner guard. New Officers Those chosen by the men besides Mr. Andreasen were Julius Hansen. vice-president: Rudolph Olsen. secretary-treasurer; Andrian Funder. Jess Bjerre, and Hans M. Andersen, trustees; Siguard Nielsen, conductor: Carl Bistrup. inside guard; and Owen Andker, outside guard. Other speakers at the Sunday banquet were Lawrence Nielsen, Mrs. Thora Merchant, of the Tehachapi Women's Prison parole board, Rudolph Olsen, Past President C. W. Hansen, Sven Stribolt. editor of the Danish California weekly newspaper. The Bien, and Holger Jorgensen, ofr the Los Angeles Danish newspapers. In charge of decorations was Mrs. J. P. Andreason. who was assisted by Mrs. E. Eyraud. The general planning comimttee included Mrs. J. P. Jensen, entertainment; Mrs. A. A. Sprehn, refreshment!-; Elton Nelson, president of the local 31 !> brotherhood: J. P. Andreasen, convention chairman; and Alfred Nielsen, convention secretary. Martin Williamsen was the program chairman. Danish folk dances by a group from Bakersfield High School and a song by Miss Avis Davis were features of the Saturday program. Mayor Alfred Siemon welcomed the visitors with a speech of Denmark at the reception. General headquarters for the occasion was the Bakersfield Inn. Careless Hunter Blamed for Fire A grass fire, probably started by ] a careless hunter, at the head of McFarland Creek northeast of Fulton, was spotted at Fulton ranger station Sunday, at 11 a. m. Passing sportsman, Howard Williams, of Glendale had the blaze under control when fire fighters reached the scene, according to the Sequoia National Forest Service. An overheated motor started a fire in the refrigerator in the home of J. G. Gray, 1903 Second street, Wasoo, Sunday at 8:51 p. m. Damage to the refrigerator is estimated at $!"> by the county fire department. War Bond Holders Warned Against Unknown Securities Owners of United States War Bonds are urged to exercise caution before cashing these bonds and reinvesting the proceeds In other-securities, according to word from the Better Business Division of the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce today. Simplified procedures for cauhlng war bonds have been in effect since the first' of the month and the fact that bond owners may now secure cash In a much shorter length of time may enable unscrupulous promoters to "high-pressure" the sale of unknown or fraudulent securties. Better Business Division official? pointed out that' since October 1, bonds niay be converted into cur- rency upon presentation to a bank by the legal owner. Heretofore it was necessary to follow a rather complicated procedure to obtain cash for these bonds. -, This appeal to "Investigate before re-investing" Is directed primarily to owners of Series E. Bopds. Accord| ing to a recent official estimate, Series E. Bonds are held, for the most part, by persons with limited experience in the field of finance. Investors are urged to make a complete investigation of any new offers -)f "quick returns on a limited Investment" especially If promoters insist upon speed in consumating a transaction. • SPEAKER—Don M. Follett. of the Oakland chamber of commerce, will be the speaker when Credit Women of Bakersfield sponsor an annual "Bosses Dinner" at Bakersfield Inn tonight. Credit Club Will Honor Bosses^ DON FOLLETT WILL BE SPEAKER AT ANNUAL DINNER Credit Women of Bakersfield will honor the "men who sign the paychecks" this evening In the form of the regular annual "Bosses Dinner" to be held in the palm room of the Bakersfield Inn. One of the social highlights of the year for this organization, the affair is expected to draw a capacity crowd for a dinner dance and a report on coastwise postwar development. Principal speaker for the dinner will be Don AI. Follett, manager of the postwar development de- department of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Follett is well versed in the ileld of postwar development and is rated as one of the outstanding speakers in California on this subject. His subject will cover "California's Postwar Era." Mrs. Gertrude Purtle, chairman of the committee handling arrangements for this evening's affair, reports that reservations exceed 120. Fire Guard Stations Will Be Kept Open Guard station and lookout personnel of Sequoia National Forest, will be kept on the job until October 15 or until heavy rain or snowfall marks the end of forest fire hazards, according to George James, district ranger, Sequoia National Forest service. Official end of the fire season is October 10. RAT SURVEY SLATED G. W. Premo, Bakersfield city sanitarian, has a letter from the chief of the Bureau of Sanitary Inspection in San Francisco, Edward T. Ross, promising that a rat survey will be made here when the squirrel hunting season is over, probably in mid-winter. "HOUSER DAY" PLANSCOMPLETE CANDIDATE WILL BE HONORED WEDNESDAY Plans are being completed for the [ observance of "Houser Day" on Wednesday, October 11. when Lieutenant-Governor Frederick F. Houser, Republican candidate for Senator, and member of his party, will lie guest of honor in Kern county. The triple reception for the lieutenant-governor will include a breakfast at Delano, a luncheon in Taft at noon and a public address and reception in Hakersficld in the evening. Mr. Houser will arrive in Delano tomorrow' evening and will spend the night in Delano. At 7:45 o'clock he will be honored at a breakfast which lias been arranged by members of the Delano branch of the Kern County Republican Central Committee in Hotel Kern. Assemblyman Thomas H. Werdei of Bakersfield will greet the visitor in Delano and escort him throughout the day on ! his tour of Kern county. Foli lowing the Delano reception, the i parly will visit in Shatter and Wa.sco. At noon in the Taft hotel, more than L'OU persons will share the luncheon, which has been planned by members of the West Side Republican Club. From the West Side, the lieutenant-governor will travel to Ar- j vin to greet residents of that area. I'arU Address His Bakersfield public address will i be given in Jefferson Park following showing of the latest war news films at 7:1") o'clock. The program is open to the general public without charge, according to Mrs. Albert S. Goode and Assemblyman Werdei, who are co-chairmen for the Bakersfield re- |ception of the visitor. Mr. Houser | will be introduced by Mr. Werdei. | Following the program in the park, I a reception in honor of Mr. Houser will be conducted at Rakersfield Inn. where the lieutenant-governor will greet residents of the community and answer questions. Assisting the co-chairman in Kern county are members of the Kern County Republican Central Committee, which includes: First District—J. N. Bowbay. John M. Haberfelde, .1. G. Parsons, Sr., and P. I). Appley: Second District— C. Wesley Buerkle. Paul Huhbard, Lawrence F. Lake, C. H. Tyler, and Philip Wagy, chairman; Third District— Dominic Bianco. Daniel J. Roche, Alfred B. Mclntyre, Dana Bing. George West, and Josephine Suman: Fourth District—Hugh C. Mays. Edward Coenen. William F. Barhat and ,1. Kenneth Pruiett; Fifth District—William B. Ruerkle, Mrs. Albert S. Goode, Mrs. Harry H. Hammelt. Vincent DiGiorgio, and Assemblyman Werdei. Members of the reception committee who will preside with the cochairman at Bakersfield Inn in receiving the state official and guests include Messrs, and Mesdames Arthus S. Critcs. and S. L. Trowbridge, members of the state, agricultural Houser committee and their wives including Messrs, and Mesdames L. W. Frick, E. G. Buerkle, Frank R. Stockton, Frank Alvls (Buttonwillow) and Earl Weller (McFarland), Lawrence Weill and C. D. Ball. PURSE SNATOIEK Mrs. Everett Keck of the Lynwood hotel reported to police that her purse containing $17.50 was snatched from her by a woman at l'J:45 this morning in the 1300 block of Twentieth street. Inspector E. A. Coutts is working on the case. LATIN AMERICA IS TOPIC OF SPEAKER Following a revealing series of colored slill pictures on Latin American countries. Dr. William (',. Campbell of I'niversity of Southern i 'all- forni.-L faculty told a filled auditorium at First Congregational Church last night that there arc many things that cannot bo helped, and many others that can and must be helped, in this groat land to the south. He was opening the second annual forum series at the church, arranged by the Reverend Thomas F. Lund, pastor, who introduced the speaker. Mrs. Ross Wlsherd played an organ recital for the quarter hour preceding the talk. Itackgrouiul Fascist Doctor Campbell pointed out that those settling early North America had come to escape something distasteful in religious, political or economic life in the country of their birth and that those settling the Latin Americas, on the other hand, had come with royal patronage. This provides a different background, as the point of view of the latter is naturally fascist, rather than democratic. Illiteracy of 7" per cent of the people was cited as a leading problem, as was the fact, that there are geographical barriers between countries such as the Amazon jungle and Andes ridge. Three-fourths of the people in are classed as Negro and many others have Negro blood, as races intermarry freely, he said. 1'ruguay. on the other hand, is 100 per cent white—Spanish. Guatemala. Honduras, Bolivia and several other countries are !lo per cent Indian, and these uneducated people do not even know who the president of their republic is, he said. Economic I'rohleniM Doctor Campbell touched on economic problems in connection with future friendliness between the two Americas, expressing a hope that they would not continue to produce the same commodities, thus providing no basis for trade. He deplored the poverty and illiteracy of the republics, and pinned much hope on such agencies of friendship as the 1'an-American highway. Doctor Lund announced that the forum speaker in two weeks will he Dr. Truman Douglas of New York City, former pastor of First Congregational Church. Pomona, and that teacfiers' institute credit will bo given for all lectures during the. series. to Quiet Title A complaint to quiet title and to set aside a lax sale made in October, 1943, has been filed by Clifford S. Wall against M. R. Sheep Company and others. The complaint asks that taxes for the years 1931 to 1937 be declared invalid, and that the deed to the state be declared void. The property in question Is located In Section 23, Township 32 south, range 37 east, M. D. B., and M., and at .Sections, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 17, Township 32 south, range 38 east, M. D. B. and M. DEMONSTRATION MEET • Use of machine attachments will be demonstrated at Weed Patch by Miss Dorothy Wilkinson of the agriculture extension service in the, auditorium of the Vinelarid School, Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. The meeting is slated for actual operation of machines and women are urged to bring their sewing machines, attachments, and materials. Articles made with the ruffler, hemmer, binder and tucker will be shown. Mayor Siemon Proclaims Chest Week SUPPORT OF WAR DRIVE URGED IN PROCLAMATION Taking the keynote of duty of America. Mayor Alfred Siemon today issued a proclamation calling for support of citi/enry to the Bakersfield War Chest. The proclamation Is as follows: '•Whereas, the Bakersl'idd War Chest is a realistic expression of the American way of life. It is voluntary, the concrete evidence of democracy in action, affording an opportunity of showing more than a "lip service" belief in democratic ideals, and "Whereas,, it is an expression of the impassioned heart of America demonstrating its concern for great humanitarian needs of fellow-beings where ever they may be, and "Whereas, in a war-lime period it conserves manpower by embracing 29 appeals into one . . . our boys on the fighting front, our own at home and our suffering allies, and "\\ hereas. we have been spared as no other civilian population throughout the world from bombings, starvation and devastation, there-fore, 1. as Mayor of Bakersfield, do hereby pronounce the period of October 9-18 as United War Chest Week, and urge, its generous support on the part of all citizens." ALFRED SIEMOX, Mayor of Bakersfield. $114,200 CHEST DRIVE BEGINS CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY IN KERN FOR WAR FUND WAR CHEST HOSTESSES—Mrs. Gay Dean (extreme left) offered suggestions for war dies activities in prep- ration for the campaign beginning in Kern county today. Serving- are (let to right, seated) Mrs. Viola Rose, Mrs. Luclle Moses, chairman of the group; Mrs. LaVerne Shatto and Mrs. Frances Preusser;.(standing) Mrs. Kitty Hastle, Mrs. Oma Louise McManus, Miss Josie Brand and Mrs. Beverly Moss. Other hostesses not pictured are Mrs. George Seller, Miss Gussy Spears, Mrs. Frank Davis, Mrs. Florence Hamilton, Miss Pauline O'Hare, Miss Marjorie McAdams and Mrs. Homer GarrHt. ' Swinging into action in i'li districts, the Kern County War Chest today opened a drive to raise $114.200 as its share of the national war fund quota of $.'50,(100,Oi)() which is slated to be used for agencies serving United States armed forces and for agencies providing relief for Allied nations. Approximately $70,000 additional money will be raised in Kern county by Bakersfield, Taf. and Shatter to provide funds for relief work within their own communities. According to Arthur S. Criten, Kern County War Chest chairman, four million volunteer workers, in every community in the United States, will begin work today, for the second time in history, to secure contributions to the united war fund for the L'2 war-related agencies comprising the national war fund. Adding their support to the War Chest drive, the directors of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution sanctioning- the war chest effort and enlisting the support of every citizen of Kern county in the campaign. Text of the resolution follows: "Whereas, the war on our far- flung battlefronts has reached so vital a phase that there must be no let-up in home-front support, and, "Whereas, the war-related organizations and home-front agencies which receive support from our war chest are services essential to the morale of our armed forces, to continued resistance by our Allies, and to the health and welfare of our citizens at home, and, ^'Whereas, making a contribution to the War Chest is not only a privilege granted every American, but also a responsibility entrusted to every American, "Therefore, be it resolved that: "We, the board of directors of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce, do hereby sanction the War Chest campaign as an essential part of our war effort and urge every citizen of our community to fulfill his duty in supporting the drive. (Signed) EMORY GAY HOFFMAN, Secretary and manager." Scouters Will Have Roundtable Meeting A scouters roundtable meeting for scouters of the Bakersfield district will be held at the Scout office Tuesday evening, October 10, at 7:30 p. m., it was announced today by District Commissioner Leslie DeHart. Plans will be set up for the scouting activities to be held in the district during the coming fall and winter season. All scouters and men interested in the scouting program are urged to attend. 400 Due at Chest Dinner Campaign "Kickoff" Dinner at El Tejon More than 400 public-spirited citizens are scheduled to attend the "kick-off dinner" tonight at Hotel El Tejon when the Bakersfleld War Chest workers will hear Commander Donald Nelson, navy doctor and war hero, tell what war chest coffers mean in providing services to members of the armed forces overseas. The dinner will be the "£o" signal for scores of teams organized for all parts of Bakersfielcl for the 10-day whirlwind campaign. The Rakersfiold quota of 8120.000 includes $.">.(HX) budgeted for home- serving agencies and $05.000 for the national organization chest that provides for war-ravaged nations, homeless European children and other good works. William J. Elgar, chairman of the War Chest, will preside and Robert Cottom will introduce the speaker. The team organization is headed by Ray Dempsey. Final check-up of all managers of the campaign was held Friday noon and Clifford Gray, vice-chairman, said, "The wonderful spirit of the Bakersfield workers who have volunteered to give hard work on this vital cause has been tremendously gratifying." Mlnter Field band will give a lively musical setting to the dinner tonight. Civic leaders and military officials will be guests of honor, including: Lieutenant Colonel Newton H. Crumley, commanding officer of Mlnter Field; Lieutenant Donald Kirkpatrlck, a flier from Inyokern Navy Procurement Base: Alfred Bto- mon, mayor of Bakersfield: Alfred Harrell, Walter Kane, Sheriff John Loustalot, T. N. Harvey, chairman of the Kern County Union High School district board of trustees; Emory Gay Hoffman, secretary of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce: Ben Stinson, chairman of the city school board of education. More than 29 agencies are participants In the war cheat funds and local agencies also receive their budgets to carry on welfare and youth activities locally. PROGRAM SET FOR CONCERT PINZA WILL APPEAR AT THEATER THURSDAY Fighter Pilot Killed in Rosamond Crash Lieutenant Robert E. Ivob, Philadelphia, Pa., was killed Thursday when his P-">3 fighter plane crushed Thrilling musical experience awaitc those who attend the opening concert of the Kern County Musical Association at the Fox Theater Thursday night when Ezio Pinza, Metropolitan basso, presents a program cored from the dramatic and moving literature of opera, folk songs, and modern art songs. For more than two weeks all season tickets have been spoken for, and this week seats on the stage and in the orchestra pit were being offered at Tracy's Music Store for late comers wishing to hear the singer. The, program for the concert wa» received today by Mrs. Ethel Bacon McManus, president of the association, and reports from cities where Pinza has sung this season indicate that he Is in better vocal form than ever. Me will open with the Cara Sposa. (Dearest Wife) aria, from "Rinaldo." Handel: the little known one, Si Tra I Ceppi, (Yea. even Among Chains), from "Bernice." Handel: Dormi Amore. (Sleep Love) from "LaFlore," DaGagliano. Concluding the first group will be two folk songs, II Martino, (The Little Husband), and Novara la Bella, (The Beautiful Navarre), arranged by Leone Sinigaglia. The second group of songs will be selected from eighteenth and nineteenth century composers, including Trois Jours de Vendage, (Three Days of Harvest) by Reynalo Hahn; L'Heureaux Vagabond. (The Happy Vagabond), Alfred Bruneau, and Plaisir d' Amour, Martini, and Au Pays, Augusta Holmes. The third group of songs to be sung in English includes The Lament of Ian the Proud. Charles Griffes: Winter. Edward Harris; to One I'nknown, John Alden Carpenter; Do You Remember, Mlscha Levitzki, and Caio's Advice, Bruno Huhn. Finale will be I due Tarll. (The Two Maggots), by Zundonal: Fiocca La Xeve. Citnara; and La Serenata. Tosti: and 11 Lacerato Spirito (The Wounded Heart) from Simon Bocca- negra. Verdi. (iKEASE IH KNS A pan of grease left burning on the stove at the Ever Ready Cafe, at Rosamond dry lake. X miles south- j 1^11 Nineteenth street, caused a fire west of Muroc, Muroc Army Air j alarm, but no damage, today at Field announced today. | noon. School Children Will Aid Fire Prevention Program Several thousand school children j will be auxiliaries to the Bakersfield city fire department In serving during Fire Prevention Week in distributing a handbill that points out to every householder fire hazard points in every home, it was announced today by Captain Harry Long, head i of the fire prevention bureau, who i said plans were complete for the , clean-up program that began today. Every householder in the city I limits IB asked to clean up all rub- | bish from yards, garages, attics, cellars and closets and place it in the alley for the general PICKUP scheduled for October 12. The cleanup began today in downtown Bakers- j field as business houses and stores were asked to place their debits in ] the alley or in front of places of ; business where there are no alleys. The pick-up will continue in the downtown area Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as a part of the civic plan to eliminate fire hazards within the city In the Interest of the war effort. Vacant lot rubbish can be burned any day during this week until a p. m.. in accordance with the general plan endorsed by Fire Chief E. E. Woods. An exhibit of old fire pictures dating back to 1885 Is on display in Weill's window today. Civic and service organizations wore invited by Cuptain Long to take part in the general clean-up program and householders were urged to co-operate In the general plan. City street department trucks and the city sanitation servict- trucks will be employed in the geit eral clean-up program.

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