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Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, October 10, 1944
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PIPEFULS Tueodaj, October 10. 1014 First Lieutenant Worth Larkin First Lieutenant Worth Larkin, Bakersfield infantry officer, has been wounded during- the fighting In Germany in the assault on the Siegfried Line, according to a letter we received here this week. A "kraut mortar shell fragment" did the trick, according to Worth, who seems much less worried about the wound than that they sent him to a hospital in England instead of Paris. Lieutenan. Larkin, a veteran of the Alaskan campaign, writes that "my close-up view of the war was in northern France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, mostly Germany. General Sherman is the man to whom I say 'Amen.' Not Over Soon "Moreover this German war, in my opinion, will not be over for quite some time. The Kraut is a good soldier, competent, shifty and full of tricks and, while the Wehr- macht may be putting cooks and bakers, Luftwaffe men, etc., on the front line, I can assure you from personal experience that all are quite able, to fight, and do. Of course impressed troops give up in droves—but the Germans still fight." "I was lucky enough to get a quick look at Paris on my way to the front. Man. I'm dying to see more of it. The women look great. Went by the palace at Versailles. Believe me, a great deal of France is most impressive." Turosk: Decorated I am proud to make the announcement that Captain Leonard L. Turoski, 28, of The Californian's advertising department, now serving as an executive officer for a Flying Fortress group of the Fifteenth Air Force, has received a blue ribbon designating his unit, the oldest heavy bombardment group in the European theater, as receiving a group citation for heroic performance of duty against the enemy. Get 3H of Enemy In a raid on Steyr, Austria, a great arms manufacturing center, the Fortress group, attacked by more than 100 enemy fighters, bombed their target successfully and destroyed 3o enemy fighters. Leonard Turoski has been serving overseas • for more than 18 months. He also has the European- African Middle East theater ribbon and four battle stars. Donald Shore Donald B. Shore, 21, 610 Arvin street, Bakersfield, serving with the Fifteenth Air Force in Italy as a radio operator and gunner on a Liberator has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant. Sergeant Shore has been on 10 bombing missions in Germany, Austria, Hungary, France and northern Italy. He attended high school and junior college here and has been in the air corps since October of 1941. Earl O'Brien Earl O'Brien, serving in a railway battalion, has had 22 months service overseas In Africa, Sicily and Rome. Recently Del Atkln- Bon flew from Corsica to Rome to meet O'Brien, whose home here is ^at 2826 Panama. Del is serving with an air corps photo group. He, too, is a local man. Kenneth Farnswortlt Husband of Mrs. Barbara Farnsworth, who lives in Taft with their son, Kenneth, Major Kenneth M. Farnsworth has been awarded the Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Flying Cro:s for his courageous and brilliant leadership of a heavy bombardment formation which has destroyed enemy shipping, warehouses, coal, and at least 14 surface craft in the European theater. He has been on 41 missions. Major Farnsworth also held the Air Medal with three clusters. His targets have been in Germany, Rumania and Yugoslavia. Frank Hedcen Lieutenant Frank R. Hedeen, *yho married Margaret Campbell at Wasco May 3, is reported missing In action since September 13 over Germany. He was a co-pilot of a Fortress and had received the Air Medal. He was well known in Wasco, the home of his wife, who attended Bakersfield Junior College and served as a yell leader year before last. Lieutenant Hedeen was stationed at Mlnter Field during Me basic training and then at Muroc for combat training. Bruce Campbell It Is Interesting to note that First Lieutenant Bruce M. Campbell, son of Mrs. Eunice V. Campbell of Wasco and brother of Margaret Campbell, is Expected home this month from England, where he has completed his combat missions. He has the 'Distinguished Flying Cross and the Aid Medal. Roosevelt Wins in Junior College Poll Creaking the usual routine of classroom procedure, Robert 11. Young, Instructor of history at the Bakersfield Junior College, recently held In his modern European history class a secret ballot on the coming presidential election. He announced that there will be another ballot the day before the national election in November to eee If there are any changes in the votes for any one candidate. The secret ballot revealed that 18 students were in favor of Roosevelt, giving him the, slight lead of E votes over Dewey, for whom 13 students cast their vote. Thomas, Watson and Smith, the remaining candidates running for the office, receded no votes. Ration Board at Fair Area Decision Ends Long Discussion Over Location of Panel By unanimous vote the Board of Supervisors decided yesterday afternoon that the consolidated ration board to be formed by the merger of Bakersfield, East Bakersfield and Oildale boards should be located at Kern County Fairgrounds. Supervisor Roy Woollomes made the motion, which was seconded by Supervisor Charles Wimnier. Supervisor Ralph Lnviu was absent. The decision followed several weeks of discussion after announcement by the Office of Trice Administration that consolidation of the bonrds would be necessary. Reason given by the OPA for the merger was the increasing volume of ration hoard business now carried on by mail. Chairman A. W. Noon said that the sole purpose of the Board of Supervisors in considering this matter was to determine which location would prove satisfactory to the greatest number of persons in the county. He pointed out that OPA officials have indicated further consolidation of ration boards will be necessary in the future. Kventually, it is expected, all boards in the county will be merged into one board. Original discussions on a site for the ration board centered around two locations, the fairgrounds and the present offices of the East Bakersfield board. Recommends Site J. II. Farrior, district director of the OPA, recommended to county and city officials that the consolidated board be located at the fairgrounds. W. C. Willis, councilman appointed last week by Mayor Alfred Siernon to investigate possible compromise sites, suggested location at Central Park. Proponents of the site at East Bakersfield supported this proposal. The Board of Supervisors decided against Central Park since it was felt that the fairgrounds would be more convenient for the entire county when all ration boards are consolidated into one board. Mr. Noon thanked Mr. Willis and Chairman Al Holman and Josh Clarke of the East Bakersfield ration board for their time spent and efforts to thoroughly air the matter before a decision was made. $900 Cost It is estimated that cost of repairing the building at the fairgrounds will be. approximately $900. It is expected that offices of the consolidated ration board will open there within a few weeks. Ed Rose, chairman of the Bakersfield board; Al Holman, chairman of East Bakersfield board, and Russell Taylor, Oildale board chairman, have handed in their resignations to the district OPA office. A ration board chairman for the consolidated board will be appointed soon, it is expected. Scattered Showers Predicted Wednesday The weather forecast for the farmers of the southern San Joaciuin valley, as prepared by the United States weather bureau in co-operation with the Kern County farm adviser's office of the agricultural extension service, is reported to be: "Increasing cloudiness today and tomorrow with general light rains over the mountains and scattered showers in the valley beginning Wednesday afternoon. Little change in temperature is expected for today and tomorrow, with cooler conditions Thursday. Highest temperature yesterday was 80 degrees and low this morning was 52." Accident Victims in "Fair" Condition Conditions of week end automobile accident victims were given by Kern General Hospital today. Orville Jeffers, 38, Shatter, w r hose car overturned Sunday evening on Riverside Drive, is in "fair" condition. Joe R. Garcia, 40, Route 1, Box 99, Arvin, is "doing well." and Valentino Garcia, 12, Route 1, Box 99, Arvin, is in "fair" condition. Both were injured in a collision Saturday night on Edison Highway. Hilda Rhodes, hurt in a Sunday night collision on Bear Mountain Road and Comanche Drive, is "fair." LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1944 PAGES 7 TO 14 WITH US TODAY Mr. and Mrs. .1. P. Halford, San Francisco. Business. Hotel El Tejon. Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Iligby, Stockton. Business. Hotel El Tejon. J. C. Osborne, Seattle, Wash. Business. Southern hotel. H. Hughes, Tucson, Ariz. Visiting. Porterfield hotel. FEE EXPLAINED BY DffCOOHDL NEW CITY LICENSE CLARIFIED AT MEET Clarification of the new license fee of $1.50 on each $1000 of gross sales or receipts now levied on business and professional houses in Bakersfield was given last night at the city council meeting. Mayor Alfred Siemon admitted that there have been many complaints about the license fee, most of them based not on the high rate, but on the inequality of a tax based on gross income rather than net profit. City Manager Vance Van Riper pointed out that the city does not have access to income tax records, and, therefore, has no basis un which to compute a fee based on net income. "The only thing we can do is to study the new tax, and to revise the ordinance when obvious injustices can be remedied," Mayor Siemon said. Mr. Van Riper said that none of the revenue from the license fees will go toward operational expenses of the city, but will be put into two funds. First, $40,000 must be allocated for the purchase of equipment, and second, $H5,000 will be placed in a fund for the preparation of plans for postwar projects and acquisition of properties in connection with these projects. Replacement^ Needed Discussing the need for replacement of equipment, Mr. Van Riper stated that the city has bought no new equipment for three years. Of the $40,000 to be set aside for this purpose, $in,000.will go for the purchase of a new fire engine pumper to replace a pumper 19 years old. Other pumpers must also be replaced. Mr. Van Riper said. "After the initial expense of replacing equipment since none has seen bought for three years, it will cost the city $20,000 a year for annual equipment replacement," Mr. Van Riper said. In consideration of the second purpose for which the licensing tax is being levied, the setting up of a fund for postwar projects, Mr. Van Riper said that it would only be necessary to set aside $10,000 of the $35,000 this year due to the fact that the countjv has agreed to reimburse the city in the amount of $11.500 for this purpose, and the state has legislation making it possible for the city to secure $28,000 provided the city match the state fund dollar for dollar. In answer to the question, why was the license tax chosen, Mr. Van Riper said that the only alternative would have beeh to increase the taxes on real property which already provide 80 per cent of the revenue of the city. Continued on Page Thirteen WAR HEROES SPEAKERS—War heroes gave impetus to Bakersfield Community Chest "kickoff" dinner last night at Hotel El Tejon. At the microphone is Lieutenant Donald Kirkpatrick, who wears four notable decorations of tho l.'nlted States Navy Cor heroism in south Pacific area, and at his right is Commander Donald Nelson, chief speaker, who told of heroism of marines at Tarawa. Others, left to right, are: "Walter Kane. Warde Watson, Alfred Harrcll, Lieutenant .John Spizzo. hero of the army air force In the south Pacific; Robert Cottom, who introduced tho spcakr-rs; Commander Nelson. Lieutenant Kirkpatrick. Colonel Newton Crumley, Lieutenant Norman Main, Mayor Alfred Siemon and Hen F. Stinson. Those at the head tables were honor guests. Music was furnished by Minter Field bandsmen. MAN SLAIN IN CARD GAME ROW ONE JAILED, FACES TRIAL IN SHOOTING Cigarettes Blamed for Automobile Fires Two lighted eigarcts dropped care- essly in seat cushions, started small ires in two automobiles Monday, according to the city fire depart- nent. The first was at 5:36 p. m. at 711 G street in a car belonging to W. H. Huffman, and the other, at 1:45 p. m. at Eighteenth and Chester, n an automobile owned by B. E. Harp, Route 6, Box 670. An overheated water heater started flames which damaged one vail of the house occupied by Mary Norton, 204 K street, Monday at 9:15 ). m. Loss was $50, according to county fire department reports. Martin's Malt Shop, 1025% Baker street, was the scene of a small blaze started from an overheated refrigera- or Monday at 6:45 p. m. No damage was done. Agestinelli Wounded in European Action Private Primio J. Agestinelli, nephew of Joe Siccone, Route 1, Deano, has been wounded in action in he European theater of war, says a •eport by the war department hrough Associated Press. Completion of High School Auditorium Probed by Board Prospects for obtaining building materials for the Bakersfield High School auditorium were" discussed last night by the Kern County Union High School board of trustees when Dr. Thomas L. Nelson, superintendent, reported that WPB representatives in Los Angeles have indicated to him that -restrictions may be lifted at the close of the European war. New application for materials will be made by the board immediately. In presenting the financial statement as of October 1, Theron Me- Cuen, business manager, pointed out that the accumulative building fund, of $350,000, which will be Increased by fZOO.OOO when tax money is received shows the district to be in an excellent position to build. Inyokern School The possibility of the Kern county district's running a high school for [nyokern naval base children was brought up by Doctor Nelson. The soard was agreed that it was up to Inyokern authorities to take the initiative in inviting it to step in. The Inyokern school would be comparable to ^McFarland High School in cost of operation and In curricula offered. Attendance would be between 200 and 300. Meeting of the board with City Council members and Santa Fe railroad representatives to discuss the rerouting of F street traffic is scheduled for October 24, It was announced. Members approved the establishment of a new adult class in home planning for the Bakersfield Evening High School. The course is sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric Company and will be given on Tuesday nights, beginning October 17. Resignation Accepted The resignation of Mrs. Helen Carver, social science, English and physical education teacher of McFarland High School, was accepted and Mrs. Priscllla Merrick was employed to take her place, at a salary of $1850 plus special temporary cost of living adjustment of $360. Added to the Bakersfield High School faculty was C. J. Tyler, social science >and English teacher, at a salary of $1800 plus $360 special temporary cost of living adjustment. Authorization to sell 25 Guernsey cattle at the Future Farmer Livestock Sale, October 14, was granted. Written offer from the \ Kern County Land Company in connection with the purchase of the Fourth and P street site did not arrive in-time for last night's meeting. One man is dead today and anothei is in jail facing a murder charge as the result of an altercation in an establishment southeast of the city according to officials of the district attorney's office and coroner's office. The dead man. according to Coroner N. C. Hotiise. is Lenun Morris, 35, of 45 West Lafayette street, Stock ton. who died shortly after he was shot four times in Jack Craig's place on Lakeview street at 9 o'clock last night. In jail is Ed McDaniels, 61. of 705 Lakeview street, who is accused of shooting Morris at the height of an altercation over a, card game in the rear of the Craig establishment. District Attorney Tom Scott re ported today that McDaniels, Morris and two other persons were engaged In the game in the room earlier in the evening, Morris being the dealer. At the start of the altercation between McDaniels and Morris, the others left the room. Their identity is unknown. 'Gunshots were heard by persons in the bar at the front of the establishment and McDaniels came running out of the room. Morris was on the floor, dead, with four bullet wounds in him, three in the body and one in the head. Deputy Sheriffs Ernie Fisher, Tom Quinn and Joe Taylor arrested J Daniels a short distance from the place. Reports were not available on-the case at the sheriff's office this morning, according to Deputy Sheriff Arthur Overton. Morris' body was taken to Flickinger-Digier Chapel where an inquest and funeral services are being arranged. Harrison to Tell of German/sWar Plan Address Scheduled for Station KPMC Wednesday In a radio address to be hoard on station KPMC at 4:45 p. m. Wednesday, October II, representing the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Frank Harrison will explain the tactics defeated Germany will employ in anticipation of another war 25 years hence. The address will be delivered in conjunction with the monthly "Speak Up for Democracy" series of broadcasts being sponsored by Harold Brown Post No. 1468, Veterans of Foreign Wars. "The Nazi prisoners being captured by our armed forces in France and Germany frankly boast of their plan to conquer the world in a new war which will be started as soon as they have the opportunity to reconstruct their demolished military machine," Mr. Harrison declared today in discussing the theme of his address. "I also predict the- Nazis will be successful in their ambitions if we give them a soft peace, and if we allow disunity to divide the countries which today compose the United Nations," he declared. Pensioners to Meet Here for Convention More than 100 representatives of Old-Age Pensions Clubs throughout California will arrive in Bakersfield tonight and early tomorrow to attend the three-day convention to be opened In Beale Park at 10 a. m. Tuesday. The morning session will be opened by Wiley C. Don-is, local attorney and president of the Bakersfield Old-Age Pension Club. Following the welcoming address by Mr. Dorrls, registration and an opening business meeting, the delegates will enjoy a barbecue in the park. Striving to arouse the voting public to a favorable consideration of Proposition No. 11 asking for "$60 at 60" will be the main purpose of this pre-election convention-, Mr. Dorris said. Ways and means of furthering the cause of old-age pensions will be considered, the local president declared. According to Mr. Dorrls, Old-Age Pensions Clubs throughout the state have participated in a drive to get all the potential voters registered. They will now direct their effort! to getting every registered voter to the polls, he said. To stimulate interest in this enterprise among local Old-Age Pension Club members, Mr. Dorris has offered first, second and third prizes of $50, $25 and $10 which will be awarded to those who arrange to get the/most voter* to the polls, it wa* announced. Grape Ceilings Removed by Federal Units NEW ORDER EFFECTIVE IN AREA TODAY ON TABLE VARIETIES Ceiling prices have been removed from all table grapes, it was announced today by the Office of Price Administration and the War Food Administration. The new order, which became effective at 12:01 a. m. today, was more or less forced, according to John Kovacevich, Arvin grape grower and distributor. Mr. Kovacevich explained that because of the lack of a ceiling on juice or wine grapes, prices were ranging from $175 to $200 per ton for juice grapes, and wineries are paying $100 or better. The ceiling on the table variety was $85 per ton, causing a national embargo, the Arvin grower declared. "People in the United States were just not getting any table grapes," he said. Since the low celling on this variety has been in effect, 216:> carloads less have been shipped this season, it was explained. "This order Is exactly what the grape industry has been waiting for," Mr. Kovacevich declared. He said that only by the supply and demand economic rule may the concerns involved in the industry operate smoothly. WATER DISTRICT HEADS! MEET CHAMBER GROUP SETS MEETING AT HOTEL Organization of a new county-wide water committee will be affected tomorrow evening when representa lives from all parts of Kern county meet under the auspices of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce water committee at Hotel El Tejon. Frank R. Stockton, who has served as chairman of the water committee for the past two years in tho county organization, will piv -ide. The dinner meeting is scheduled for 7 o'clock in the Hurricane room and Mr. Stockton today expressed tho hope that each organized water district, and other Kern county communities where there are no organized water districts, will send at least two representatives to the session. The major project of the new active committee ' will be to obtain water for Kern county. According to Chairman Stockton, the keynote of the meeting will be "harmony," and vital water problems of Kern county—irrigation and flood control, will occupy, tho attention of the group. Fred Cribble reported to Mr. Stockton that he had been informed by reliable sources in Washington, D. C., that as long as any disagreement regarding water continued In Kern county, residents of the county could not expect relief. The chairman today expressed the hope that a new representative committee would provide a common meeting ground for all farmers, representatives of water districts and other community leaders. Follet Speaks on Postwar Era at Credit Women's Fete By LEORA Before 140 persons, Don M. Follett., manager of the postwar development department of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, spoke on "California's Postwar Era" at the fourth annual "Bosses Dinner" of Bakersfield credit women at Bakersfield Inn last night. Speaking on the economic phase of postwar readqustment, Mr. Follett, quoting recent surveys made throughout the state, divided the period into three parts. They are transition—marked by readjustment of war workers, uncertainty and unemployment followed by a high production period of prosperity and business booms. In the third division, there will be a surplus of everything, the speaker declared, terming it the most dangerous of all the phases. The public's reaction to the first two periods will determine the final adjustment, Mr. Follett added. Stating that public works projects had been over-emphasized as an answer to the unemployment problem in the transition period, Mr. Follett said that only 4>,s per cent of the labor supply in California would be employed in the proposed projects. "Jobs must be created by Individual business men," Mr. Follett CO1PTON „ said. "Permanent housing to take care of tho millions of war workers planning to remain in the state will also provide employment in the postwar period," he added. "Joint anticipation of the dangers of the surplus period, a government that encourages business expansion and realization of the great markets in Asia are needed to enable California to make necessary postwar adjustments," he concluded. Mrs. Amy Hannegan of Bakersfield Hardware company, president of the local club, opened the meeting introducing Miss Marjorle Fairbanks who presided as mistress o£ ceremonies. Special guests at tho dinner dance besides Mr. Follett were Miss Stephenie Dougherty, first vice president of Credit Women's Breakfast Clubs of North America, and Mrs. Lucy McClurgr, district president of Golden West Council of Credit Women, both of San Francisco. Mrs. Gertrude Purtle of Harry Coffee's was chairman of the arrangements committee assisted by Mrs. Bessie Frase, Merchants' Association, reception committee; Mrs. Shirley Seller, entertainment, and Mrs. Isabel Tilley, Coffee's, publicity. Miss Florence Bayless and her orchestra played for dancing following the dinner. j War Chest Gets Flying Start at Big Dinner 400 Workers Dedicate Efforts to Reach Goal Set by Bakersfield Leaders to Aid All Needy in Stress of War-Torn Year Bakersfield War Chest workers, numbering more than 400, dedicated themselves last night to the cause of garnering all expendable dollars to the net gain of the $120,OOC quota set for this community gift when, at a dinner at Hotel El Tejon, they heard the solemn story of Tarawa from Commander Donald Nelson, navy doctor, who waded ashore with the first wave of marines and, — tended the wounded and dead. The medical hero, who re ceived the Legion of Meri Medal, the Order of the Pur pie Heart, and the Presi dential Citation decoration for 1111 iisunl bravery under tiro, told th story of the heroism of Tarawa' lighters with simplicity, calling it "sermon for the people at home wh do not know that there is a war. The speaker was introduced b> Robert Cottom. who told thn heroi record of the speaker. William El gar, president of the war chest 01 ganization, was the toastnvister o the evening. Commander Nelson launched hi description of the battle, which cos 1072 American marine lives and 50C wounded and eventually death U 6000 Japs, by scotching the story o Tarawa "being a bungled job." Careful Training The navy doctor detailed all the careful training of men and plan ning that went into the preliminary preparation and termed the Tarawa operation "one of the greates strategies worked out in the wa with amphibious equipment in use for the first time." He explainet that the baptism of fire at Tarawa in using this equipment, has subse quently saved thousands of Amerl can lives. "Joe Private knew his job ant did it well," the doctor summed up in telling how orders were perfectl; rehearsed before the landings. Tlu speaker paid tribute to the foo soldiers on all fronts as the mei "who have to go in eventually anc win the war." He described with telling realisrr the fierce Japanese resistance, witl marines caught between the crossfire of Jap guns, and the first night o: the beachhead when the woundei and dying were sheltered in shallow fox holes from the fire of the Japa nese pillboxes only a few yards away With the dawn and reinforcements that also received a baptism of fire "the marines kept coming to help their buddies in trouble." according to the stirring account of the doctor who said: "When Father Frank Kelly and '. looked around the island the nex day for our cemetery for our dea< and we looked across the water an< saw the bodies of our marines float ing face down and some pressed inti mud, we thought, if the people a home saw this, there would be no complaining and a greater willing ness to do their part. There was not a single marine floating deac with hia face turned toward the sea they were all faced downward, to ward their job." He explained the medical care given to men at battlefronts and paid tribute to the heroic medica corpsmen and Utter bearers. He concluded his talk with a warning "this community chest wil still be necessary next year and the war will still be going on because the Japs, like the little rats they are, have to be dug out of their fox noles wherever they are." Takes Challenge Mr. Elgar took up the challenge 'rom the navy hero doctor's words and promised that civilians In Bakersfield will do their jobs to fill the coffers of the War Chest that provides overseas service to soldiers, to lelp the distressed European poo- )les and war orphans as well as to carry on the home front welfare work. The room, canopied with Allied flags, brought the significance of the occasion close to participants, Other war heroes who were guests of honor and who spoke briefly were Lieutenant John Spizzo, army air forces, who piloted a. B-24 in the south Pacific, and Lieutenant Don ild Kirkpatrick, a navy flier from [nyokern who told how he won his Sliver Star, Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross and Navy Cross in engagements at Santa Cruz, Midway, .ho Marianas and East Philippines 'or 35 combat flying missions. Honor guests of the evening Included prominent local citizens who are giving full support to the War Chest, including Albert Phillips, chairman of special gifts, who announced that one-sixth of the chest obligation had already been filled vith $26,000 in. the coffers: Alfred larrell, Walter Kane, Douglas Continued on Page Thirteen "BOSSES DINNER"—Entertaining at their fourth annual "Bosses Dinner" at Bakersfield Inn tart night were Credit Women of Bakersfield, Among officials present were (left-to right) Mrs, Gertrude .Purtle. in charge of arrangements; Mrs. Genevleve Conell, local club secretary; Miss Pat Perry, vice-president; Mrs. Lucy McClurg, of Sari Francisco, district president of Golden West Council of Credit Women; Mrs. Amy Hannegan, president of the local club; Miss Stephenie Dougherty, first vice-president of Credit Women's Breakfast Clubs of North America, and Miss Marjorie Fairbanks, mistress of ceremonies; (standing) Clifford E. Qray, member of the Merchants' Association board; Don M. Follett, of Oakland, guest speaker, and Glenn E. Stanfleld of the Merchants' Division of Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce HOUSER SPEAKJLPARK CANDIDATE WILL VISIT TAFT, ARVIN, DELANO A varied program hag been arranged in honor of Lieutenant-Governor Frederick F. Houser, who will arrive in Delano tonight and spend all day tomorrow visiting various parts of Kern county. His tour of the county will bo terminated in Bakersfield tomorrow evening when he makes a public address in Jefferson Park at 7:15 o'clock under the auspices of the Bakersfield Houser campaign committee. Following the address, the state official, who is a candidate for United States senator, will be the guest of honor at a reception at 8:30 p. m. in Bak- efsfield Inn. Accompanied by Mrs. Houser, Westley Robbins of Sacramento and C. W. Queals of Fresno, the lieutenant-governor will arrive in Delano tonight and spend the night at Delano motel. At 7:45 o'clock tomorrow morning he will be greeted by more than 65 persons at a breakfast in Hotel Kern. A. E. Morter, Delano Houser committee chairman, is in charge of arrangements. Following breakfast, brief visits will be made in Shatter and Wasco. At noon the dignitary will be honored at a luncheon arranged by the West Side Republican Club in Hotel Taft with 200 guests present. Details are being arranged by W. F. Barbat, chairman of the West Side Club; J. Kennth Pruiett and Miss Margaret Kahler. From the West Side the party will motor to Arvin to greet residents of that community, and continue to Bakersfield. Assemblyman Thomas H. Werdel will greet the lieutenant- governor upon his arrival in Kern county and will accompany him on his tour. War Films Slated Preceding the address by Mr. Houser tomorrow evening, the latest war news films will be shown. Mrs. Albert S. Goode, chairman of the Kern county central committee, is co-chairman of Bakersfield Houser Committee. The program tomorrow evening in Jefferson Park is open to the public regardless of political affiliation, and there Is no charge, members of the committee announced today. In addition to members of the Kern County Republican Central Committee, of which Attorney Philip M. Wagy of Bakersfield is chairman, members of the reception committee who. will preside at the Bakersfield functions tomorrow evening Include: Assemblyman Werdel and Mrs. Goode, Messrs, and Mesdames Arthur S. Crites, Lawrence Weill, C. O. Ball, and A. L. Trowbridge, and members of the state agricultural Houser committee and their wives, including: Messrs, and Mesdames L. W. Frick, E. G. Buerkle, Frank R. Stockton, Frank Alvis and Earl Wellcr. Lieutenant-Governor Houser is completing a tour of the San Joa- quln Valley and from Bakersfield will journey to Alhambra. His addresses iu Kern county will be relative to farming, dairying, cattle and petroleum problems. 200 TICKETS SOLO FOR TAFT AFFAIR TAFT, Oct. 10.—Two hundred tickets have been sold for the luncheon honoring Lieutenant-Governor Frederick F. Houser. Republican candidate for senator, according to Miss Margaret Kahler, campaign manager for the Republican party In Taft. The luncheon, which will be at 12 p. m. at the Taft hotel. Is being arranged for by W. F. Barbat, chairman of the West Side Republican Club, Kenneth Prueitt, chairman of tho day, and Miss Kahler. The Rotary luncheon previously scheduled for the same day, has oeen changed to a dinner on Tuesday evening that members may at:end the luncheon honoring the lieutenant-governor. Committee to Study Bakersfield V-Day Plan Members of the steering committee of tho Bakersfield Chamber of 'ommerce Merchants Division will meet at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday morn- ng in the chamber offices to discuss several important items. Chairman Glenn E. Stanfleld announced today. On the docket are subjects pertaining to 1944 Christmas decoration plans and local "V-Day" plans. Both of these items are of more than usual mportance to retailers and all members of tho committee are urged to attend. Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE .View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes 8«e Our Monument Dbphjr New the Office Phone 7-7185

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