The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 11, 1944 · Page 9
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Bakersfield, California
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Wednesday, October 11, 1944
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Wednesday, October 11, 1044) Donald R. Hays Donald R. Hays, of this city, now on a short furlough from the navy, served during the Sicilian landing and invasion, again at the Anzio beachhead and for a third time in southern France. He has seen plenty of action with the navy, not only during seaborne landings but in convoy and task force duty. He has been away from home for 20 months and now visits his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hays, at 1020 Cherry. On his return to the east for reassignment he hopes to see his brother Captain John Hays with the Marine Air Corps now at Cherry Point, N. C. Donald was graduated from west Bakersfiekl High School. Ensign Robert L. Maliin Robert L. Mahin, 23, was graduated from the U. S. N. R. Midshipmen School at Northwestern University in Chicago last month and instead of immediate sea duty has been given a temporary assignment as instructor in the department of seamanship at the same school. Bob Mahin was graduated from the Bakersfield Junior College in 1940 and worked for two years at the Consolidated Aircraft plant at San Diego and then completed his mechanical engineering course at Berkeley. He had training at Northwestern as a deck-engineering officer. Bob's brother, Dick Mahin, is now in 'training as a deck officer at Asbury Park. The boys are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. AV. T. Mahin, Route 1, Box 137 Arvin. Captain Hugh Adams Captain Hugh Adams, Bakersfield oil man now serving in the India-China-Burma theater with an engineering battalion, is pictured here with some trophies of war. The rifle he is holding in his left hand is a 6.5 millimeter Japanese Ariska, the regulation service weapon. The weapon in his right hand is a 6.5 Ariska carbine firing the same cartridge as t£e longer weapon. Before Captain Adams is a Japanese Nambu machinegun, a light air-cooled gas operated weapon with a flash hider on the muzzle and a carrying grip shown just above the barrel which has cooling fins. Near the stock of the machine gun is a Japanese hand grenade, not so powerful as ours, but still very dangerous. Many Japs before capture have blown themselves to pieces with such grenades. Mrs. Hugh Adams, wife of the Bakersfield officer, lives in this city. Mrs. Bishop Refuses to Sue W'County There may be gold in them thar hills, but Mrs. Josie Bishop of Mo- Jave would rather have back the gold in some boxes stored by the county following an exhibit of Kern county's riches at a state (air two years ago. Mrs. Bishop loaned gold nuggets and other specimens to illustrate Kern's mineral wealth. The nuggets disappeared and a search has been going on for them for two years, according to Mrs. Bishop, who appeared before the Board of Supervisors Monday and asked for her nuggets back or a suitable recompense. She was advised by the county Board of Supervisors to file a friendly suit against the county. Mid Mrs. Bishop, "Well, sirs, I couldn't brine auit against my own county. 1 !,. Cotton Prices Slated Government Purchase Prices Announced Prices of cotton to be paid by the government in cotton purchases were released toda by W. B. Lanliam, area direc tor of the cotton division o the United Stales agricul ture department under WFA Bonded samplers can be usee at Kern county gins counter manding an original govern ment order that dem:, led purch.'u at warehouses. Commodity Credit Corporntio will purchase 19-14 crop niiddlin .15/16-inch cotton, basis gross weigh flnt cotton at Memphis, Tenn.. at th following schedule of prices for th months indicated: October. 21.0 rents per pound; November, 21.!) cents per pound: December. 22.0 cents ppr pound: January 22.05 cent ppr pound; February, 22.10 cents pe pound: March. 22.15 cents per pounc 1 and April. 22.20 cpnts per poum May, 22.2f> cents per pound, an June, 22.25 cents per pound. Bonded Sampler Cotton will be purchased only from farmers who produced cotton in 1944 and who have rptained th beneficial interest to tho cotton a all times, the announcement salt Cotton will be purchased whei stored In warehouses approved hj the CCC, but a revision of the regu lation to accommodate conditions in California has been made, Mr. Lan ham said. Cotton will also be pur chased when stored at ginners where a bonded sampler is used. In the latter case, the notation "bondef sampler" must be marked o: stamped on the form 1 classifica tion memorandum, commonly re ferred to as the Smith-Doxcy classification as evidence of the grade and staple of the cottor under the 1944 cotton purchase pro gram. The classification is based on a representative cut sample drawn from both sides of the bale and de livered or forwarded to a board 01 cotton examiners for classification. Mr. Lanham pointed out that the change made in the original order will permit the purchasing to be made at the ginners through the bonded samplers, a change that lie negotiated through the Washington office. Premiums, Discounts Premiums and discounts under the purchase program will be the .same as those announced under the 1944 loan program, calculated in re lation to the purchase rates on Middling 15/16 cotton, gross weight Location differentials for ginning points will be based on freight rate to the Group B mill area of the Carolinas, except in eastern Mississippi, eastern Tennessee, Virginia North Carolina, South Carolina, eorgla, Florida and Alabama, where a zone system will be in effect as under the loan program. An allowance of 15 cents per 100 pounds will be made for cotton outside the zoned area compressed to standard density. No cotton will be purchased which has been compressed to high density. An allowance of 7 pounds will also be made on bales covered with cotton bagging. Purchasing agencies will be ap proved by the corporation to purchase cotton. These purchasing agencies in general will be local banks and others approved as lend- ng agencies under the loan program. Requests for approval as purchasing agencies should be directed to CCC, Regional Office, New Orleans, La. Purchases will be made directly by the corporation only where facili ties are not available to handle the cotton through purchasing agencies. The purchasing agent will pay the CCC purchase price to the pro ducer upon the tender of receipts ind sales agreement. Purchase agents will receive a fee of 50 cents per bale to be paid by the corpora- Jon for services in handling the purchase and to cover interest on he funds advanced to the producer. The corporation will pay the purchasing agent the amount advanced o producers, plus the 50 cents per )ale fee within 60 days from the date of tender of the documents to C. If the purchasing agent so elects, payment will be made by issuance of the corporation's demand note bearing interest at the rate of 1 per cent per annum. Pooled Stocks for,Sale Effective October 2, CCC will offer ts owned and pooled stocks of cotton or sale at the following schedule of >rices per pound, based on middling 15/16-inch, flat cotton, gross weight at Memphis, Tenn.: October 22.40, November 22.45, December 22.50, anuary 22.55, February 22.60, March and thereafter until June 30, 1945, at 2.65. This price is 50 points above he purchase price through March, 945, and 45 points above the purchase price in April and 40 points above the purchase price in May and une. This price, as in the past, will e converted to a Group B mill area price. The Group B bill area price, which includes freight and compres- ion, will be 70 points above the Memphis price quoted above. The ame location differentials will prevail as under the loan program. Premiums and discounts for quali- ies of rain-grown cotton other than middling 15/16-inch will be (a) the verage of the 10 spot markets on he date of sale for staple lengths up o and including 1 1/16-lnch, and (b) he Memphis market quotations on Continued on Face Fifteen LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 16 Eagles Will Initiate Candidates at Meet Bakersfield Aerie of Eagles will meet tonight at 8 o'clock in Eagles hall, 1714 G street. A large class f candidates will receive the obligation for membership. A special membership drive honoring Sheriff ohn E. Loustalot and various mem- >ers of his department will extend hrough the months of October, No- ember and December. The class to- light la the first of several scheduled for the campaign. Special entertainment will be on he program under the direction of Herman Biane, consisting chiefly of ome of the latest action war pic- ures. All members are urged to 3e in attendance. Earl Sowle, president, will preside. —Air Corps Pliolo AIDED BY CHEST—Captain W. F. Colm, Bakersfield man now on duty in England, reads presentation plaque on the British War Relief Society Mobile Kitchen as he enjoys a hot drink. The kitchen is operated by the British Y. M. C. A. The British War Relief Society ot the U. S. A. is a member of tbe United War Chest, for which the local campaign was opened this week. War Chest Workers Spur Campaign at Luncheon Bakersfield Community War Chest workers, whose teams are in the field, tins noon put on the table the first returns in the campaign that got off to a flying start on Monday night. Today the guest speakers at the first report luncheon at Hotel El Tejon were Captain John Bent, a P-40 combat pilot from North Africa, ind the Very Revei-end James Mai- och, dean of St. James Episcopal Cathedral at Fresno. Oil division, headed by S. F. Bowlby, today looked as it were making the most impressive show- ing in early returns to fatten the War Chest coffers. William Elgar, president of the War Chest, urged all workers to a for the biggest amount in the nicest way to get the best results. Pledges were being urged so tha 1 individuals who want to make sub stantial gifts may do so. making part of the payment now and more later on. Special gifts committee, headed by Albert Phillips, that made a surprise announcement of $26,000 in on Mon day night, today . had close to $28,000 in. Future Farmers' Day Held by Local Group at Park Honoring nation-wide Future Farmers' Day, celebrated yesterday n F. F. A. chapters all over the United States, approximately 150 F. A. members from Bakersfield High School with their guests and regular faculty members held a 'bean feed" at Beale Park, with the executive council of the local F. F. A. n charge of arrangements. Welcomed back from service overseas with enthusiastic greetings from lis former friends and F. F. A. members was Bud O'Hare, former offi- :er of the F. F. A., who is home on furloughs from service in Burma, India and northern China. Special guest at the event was the •egional supervisor of the F. F. A., A. I. Rinn, who gave a few remarks to tbe members concerning the func< tion of the F. F. A. Special faculty guests invited to the affair were Dr Thomas L. Nelson, L. W. Hedge. Jack Hill, George Williamson, Jess Stockton, Avery Allen, Ernest Dai- bom, Jack Frost. Members of the executive council who planned the affair were: Ronalc Hutchings, president; Gene Nelson vice-president; Dick Brotzman, treasurer; Leslie Combs, secretary; Bennie Banducci, reporter; David Boehm seed manager; Vance Hill, clean-up. Dickson McCan, watch-dog; Milt Rudnick, delegate. Gene Nelson, vice-president of the F. F. A., gave a short talk yesterday afternoon covering the achievements last year of the local chapter. DISTRICT LEGION MEETINJLSLATED DELEGATES WILL MEET AT LOCAL LEGION HALL Planning to meet on October 15, :t the Frank S. Reynolds Post No, ti, American Legion hall, is the fifteenth district of the American Legion, it was announced today by 5. Barnett, district commander, who rill preside. Proceeding the district meet will be n initiation into the 40 et 8, the sgion honor society, by a joint vreck of Kern county voiture and 'ulare county voiture. District ommander Barnett, who is also hef de gare of the Kern voiture ,'ill preside at the promenade and vreck. Reports of the district delegates o the legion national convention vill be received during the meeting nd a meeting of the Kern council ill be held immediately following lie session. As a result of outstanding service o the legion, five members are to e wrecked in 40 et 8, according to toy Nesbitt, Fifteenth district adju- ant. In addition to the 98 legion dele- ates and a large delegation from 'ulare county, the following state 0 et 8, and legion officers have ignified their intentions of being resent for the occasion: E. W, :olt, James K. Fisk, adjutant; the leverend William J. Owen, chaplain; Edward Leduc, area commander; all f the legion department, and H. C. hannon, grand chef de gare; John nman, and Earl Marsh, grand chef e gare passe; O. O. Boyd, grand lief de train; R. W. Llngle, grand orrespondent; W. P. Nelson, grand cimpiste; and Marvin E. Keyes, grand publiciste. Is Forecast [or San Joaquin Area The weather forecast for the farm- rs of the southern San Joaquin alley, as prepared by the United tates weather bureau in co-opera- on with the Kern county farm ad- iser's office of the agricultural extension service is reported to be: "Partly cloudy this afternoon with cattered showers over the moun- ains. Rain is expected to spread nto the valley today or Thursday, loudy and cooler conditions ore an- cipated with moderately high umldity Friday. Highest tempera- ure yesterday was 83 and low this morning was 50." Veteran Aid Workers to Visit City Miss Edith Kennedy, John, Reeler and John MacGillvray, representing the Veterans' Admin- Istration, will arrive in Bakersfield tomorrow to conduct interviews with returned veterans interested in vocational training and benefits of the G. I. bills. They will conduct the interviews on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and will also confer with local veterans' employment officers, according to Bryan Coleman, who has been advising returned veterans. The G. I. bill applies to all men and women who have served in the armed forces subsequent to September 16, 1940. To receive benefits, a veteran must be honorably discharged. The lifting of the requirement on veterans for eligibility certificates in going from one job to an. other places a larger responsibility upon the employer, Mr. Coleman said unless such veterans are routed through the employment office. An attempt is being made to pick the best man for the best Job that is best for the man himself, Mr. Coleman said. for by Legion Will Honor Crippled Children The annual Christmas party crippled children, sponsored Frank S. Reynolds Post, American Legion, will be expanded this year to include crippled children not only at Kern General Hospital, but those In city schools, those in boarding homes, state orphans, and other underprivileged children whose families are served by the county welfare department and other agencies. Leon Bryson, chairman of the party arrangements, today invited Bakersfield people who know of deserving children to notify him or a member of his committee that includes Homer Harrison, Sidney Parks, V. O. Davis. The party will tie held Saturday, December 23, at 10 a. m, Local merchants are backing the Legion in the project and are donating gifts for the Christmas tree. No monetary solicitations are. being made, Mr. Bryaon said. Any merchant wishing to make a donation/is asked to call Mr. Bryson m the social service department of the Kern General Hospital or to notify the American Legion post. Woman Sues for 30 Acres in Kern Park Whether Mrs. Blanche M. Hnnna owns ::n acres of Kern County Park duo to the nieamlerings of the Kern river since ISTIi is u question now up to Superior Judge Robert 11. Lambert. Heeision on tho suit to quiet title, heard for the past two days in Superior Court. Department 1, is now pending filing of briefs by both sides. Tho plaintiff claims that the river has changod its course to tho north since 1S7t> when the section in question was first divided with the river as boundary line between north nnd south halves. All land in section 3G, township 2S south, range L'S east lying south of the Kern river was acquired by the county from Miller and Lux Land Company in 1S21, .Assistant; County Counsel Doyle Miller said. Blanche M. Hunna. is successor In interest to land in the section lying north of the river, he added. The ease will come before the Superior Court for decision in 40 days following the filing of briefs. D.A. FATAL SHOOTING MURDER CHARGE FILING WITHHELD IN GAME ROW Investigators of the district attor ney's office today disclosed that the; are continuing their probe of th fatal shooting of Lenon Morris, 35 year-old Stockton laborer, in a Lake view avenue establishment Honda 1 , night, before filing any charges against Ed McDaniels, 61, who is- held in Kern county jail accused o slaying Morris in a row over a card game. In a statement to Deputy EMstric Attorney Roland Woodruff late yes terclay, McDaniels detailed his version of the events which led to the tragedy in the small cardroom in the rear of Jack Craig's establishmem on Lakeview avenue. Woodruff said McDaniels declare* tie shot Morris after the two hac quarreled over tho way Morris hac dealt a game of "cutch," which entailed a "pot" of approximately $80 According to Woodruff's account of McDaniel's story, the accused man irose from the table during the altercation and Morris dropped bis right band to bis side. McDaniels then pulled bis gun, a .32 caliber revolver and fired two shots, he told Wood ruff. Morris ran from the room anc McDaniels fired once more. Morris died with three bullet wounds in his body. A woman who bad been watching tbe game and ran from the room when the altercation began, summoned deputies from tbe sheriff's office when she heard shots, saic Deputy District Attorney W r oodruff Her name Is Callie Glass, 2205 K street. McDaniels was arrested neai the scene of the shooting by Deputy Sheriffs Ernie Fisher, Tom Quinn and Joe Taylor. The body of Morris is at Flickinger-Digier Chapel where an inquest and funeral services will be arranged later. Pinza Expected by Plane for Concert If Ezlo Pinza can find room aboard a plane he is likely to land n Bakersfield by air for bis concert Thursday night at the Fox theater mder the auspices of tbe Kern bounty Musical Association. The eading basso of the Metropolitan opera travels by plane whenever ho can. Even the dire warning of a fortune-teller failed to make him switch to a train on one of his •ecent trips. "She warned me I ,vould have an accident in the air vhich woufit be very serious for me," said the basso, who said, ilthough he is superstitious about many things, he refused to let this prediction keep him grounded. "I had a few bad hours, though," he confessed. "Coming over the mountains, we hit a storm and the >lane began to toss about terribly. ! thought to myself, 'It really is oing to happen—you should have istened to that woman.' But tho jilot got us through safely." WITH US TODAY Newton B. Drury, Chicago, 111. Business. Padre hotel. Franklyn C. Klein, Chicago, 111. Business. Padre hotel. \V. .1. Scluilz, San Francisco. Business. Hotel El Tejon. Harry S. SunUcy, Los Angeles. Business. Hotel El Tejon. W. B. I'liester, Oakland. Visiting. Porterfleld hotel. Friant Mixup Letter Clears Up Fog Around Canal Project The Kern Friant canal, once promised by the War Production Board as a "j»o ahead" project, is now held in abeyance again with the "War Production Board seemingly backed down" on the agreement, according to members of the Central Valley Project Association, who made public ti WPK letter today in Sacramento. The press dispatch said that Hie letter indicated that the. Wl'B lias backed down on the agreement made last May by its former chairman. Donald Nelson, to approve excavation program on the l-'riaut- Keru canal. According to the press release announcement of the Central Valley Project Association, the letter from the War Production Board said that on May 20 the War Production Board told AVar Food Administrator Marvin Jones that, pending approval by the SPEAKER—Mark Onyn, war news editor for Time magazine, will speak on "Victory In the Pacific— When and How" at the first in a series of forum addresses .it Standard School auditorium tonight. PACIFIC VICTORY IS FORUM TOPIC MARK GAYN WILL OPEN SERIES AT SCHOOL "Victory in tho Pacific—When and How" will be the topic discussed tonight when Mark Oayn, foreign correspondent, author and world traveler, is presented as the first speaker i Houser Due Here Tonight Lieutenant-Governor Set to Speak at Kern Communities on Drive Lieu tenant-Governor Frederick F. Houser will terminate his campaign tour of Kern county at 7:15 p. m. today at Jefferson Park with an address, followed by a reception held in his honor at the Bakersfield Inn. The slate official, who is candidate for the office of I'nited States senator, visited Taft, Arviti and Delano today. Most <>f his speeches were relative to farming, dairying, cattle and petroleum problems. Preceding the address by Mr. Ilouscr, the latest war news will be ....... ».i i-it.'iiiiiti ,I;TI i.in7 iiir>i njMiirvc'i '..I.,,,.., riti i • i i « of the Bakersfield Upon Forum fall j . ""'V I'."' ™'i<li<late s appearance in Bakersfield is under the auspices series to bo held at S o'clock Standard School auditorium. Open to adults of the comimmit. without charge, tonight's forum lee ture is expected to help clarify man questions in the minds of local mei and women who are following th' course of the war in the Pacific, i foreign correspondent and war new editor of Time magazine, .Mr. Gayn': knowledge of the Kar East, inchidiiij, China, .lapan and Russia, was no secretary of interior. WPB would I gathered by brief visits but by per grant authority to initiate excavn- i sonal experience gained by day-by tion of the canal as essential to the | day living in that area for many war food program. , O. K.s Program The secretary of Interior approved the plan, all stipulations and conditions were agreed to, and all information was that excavation would be started, the letter declared. "What happened after that is not clearly known," the letter said. "Th WPB, instead of issuing a clearance order for the project, again wrote the War Food Administration am wanted to know bow much food the program would produce in 1945. "This was so contrary to the agree ment and the general understanding that it did not make sense. However the WFA explained the situation again and again recommended its ap proval. Since then, the WPB official staff lias been going through a series of reorganizations and changes." "Careful Study" J. A. Krug, new WPB chairman, advised that "they are now giving a careful study into overall nntioua construction requirements and that they believe it advisable to postpone a final decision on the Friant-Kern project until this survey is com pleted," the letter said. "Their failure to approve this par ticular project is hard to understand in view of all tho circumstances which urge its speedy construction. The letter concludes, according to the Central Valley Project Association announcement: "Efforts are still being made by certain officials of the bureau of reclamation and other opponents of the Elliott amendment to advise a sub- stiute that would ctill penalize and sxert coercion upon landowners own- Ing more than 160 acres of land and at the same time not place the project in jeopardy. "If halt' the effort had been put Into completing the surveys on the project and carrying on its construction program that is now being put on this social program, the project would today have been a lot further along." City Manager Urges Aid in Cleanup VAN RIPER ASKS CO-OPERATION IN FIRE CAMPAIGN Vance Van Riper, city manager, today urged city-wide co-operation in the residential district tomorrow to make the big "clean-up campaign" of Fire Prevention Week a success. "Never before in tho history of this nation has there been so great a need for conservation of our resources and tho prevention of waste," said the city manager. "The 1!)44 Fire Prevention cleanup campaign in Bakersfield is a personal double-pronged attack on Hitler and bis gangsters. Clean- lug out tho rubbish In our homes, as a result of this annual drive, converts this rubbish from fire hazards and disease breeders which menace the home front, into weapons of war for the battle front. "We particularly ask that newspapers and magazines not be set out for the general pick-up tomorrow as the paper salvage campaign will be held on October 21." Tomorrow morning all tho trucks of the city will go into tho residential area to pick up ull the rubbish that has accumulated around homes. Householders are urged to clean their grounds, attics and garages and have the debris wet out in the alleys by early in tbe morning. years. Educated in Chinese, British, Rus sian and American schools, Mark Uayn was born in Barim, a Chinese settlement near Mongolia. After studying at the School o Journalism of Columbia University Nuw York, Mr. Uayn returned to China as a correspondent for the Washington Post, and also worket as cablo editor for Hengo, officia organ of the Japanese foreign office When Rengo became Domei, undei influence of the Japanese military regime, Mr. Gayn resigned, and be came editor of China Press, Asia's leading American newspaper. Re turning to tbe United States, Mr, Gayn was connected first with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and later with Newsweek. He is now a wai news editor for Time magazine and is a frequent contributor to Headers Digest, Colliers', Life and other national magazines. Author of "Fight for the Pacific," published in May, 1941, during which he predicted Pearl Harbor almost to the month, Mr. Gayn is also noted as the author of "Journey East," his recently published autobiography. It is said that few correspondents have tbe personal "feel" of the far East as Mr. Gayn, who lived in Asia for so many years. Sponsored by the Bakersfield Eve ning 1 High School and Junior College of the Kern County Union Higl School district, the Bakersfield Open Forum series is presented to adults of tbe community without charge as an educational service, It was announced by Dr, Thomas L, Nelson district superintendent and forum chairman. Junior college credit is available for adults and high sclioo graduates under a new plan this year. Robert H. Young, Bakersfield Junior College Instructor, will co-ordinate this new educational program and will be in the foyer of the auditorium to answer questions. Guy Jaggard will assist tonight. Although the forum lectures are scheduled for Thursday nights in tbe Standard School auditorium, the first meeting will be held tonight to avoid conflict with tho Kern County Music Association concert tomorrow night. Next Thursday evening, October 19, G. A. Borgese will speak on "Common Cause and Common Man." Scrap Lumber Pile Burns in $200 Blaze A $200 pile of scrap lumber east of the city dump on China Grade, Road caught firo from city dump sparks Tuesday at 4:35 p. m. Lumber was owned by Leroy Mills, according to the county fire department. A smaller wood fire broke out in a lumber pile owned by Newton Take at 712 South P street Tuesday at 2:18 p. rn. Loss was estimated at $5, department reports state. Rotary Chairmen, Directors to Meet Rotary Club committee chairmen, directors and officers will meet with the district governor, Dr. Frank Thomas, to report on the Bakersfield club's activties for the past year, at 7 p. m. tonight at Hotel El Tejon. Thursday, Doctor Thomas will address the general membership at the regular Rotary weekly meeting. ARRESTED Yip Sing, 20J2 L street, and Gee Toy, 20L'« L street, were arrested at J:50 and 6:53 p. m. yesterday by Sergeant Frank Greer of tho police 'orce on charges of gambling. In the event of rain tonight, the Houser rally originally set for Jefferson Park will be bold in Washington School auditorium, it was announced today by Republican headquarters. of the Bakersfield Houser campaign committee. Committee offcials announced that the public is invited to the Jefferson Park address, regardless of political affiliation. The candidate's tour of the county began in Delano this morning with a breakfast at Hotel Kern where he spoke on the Central Valley Water Project and the congressional record of Senator Sheridan Downey, his opponent. Attending the breakfast in Delano were Assemblyman Thomas Werdel and Mrs. Werdel and Mrs. Albert S. Goode, co-chairman of the Kern county Houser committee. A. T. Morter, general chairman of the Dewey-Brlcker-Houser headquarters in Delano, was in charge of arrangements for the breakfast. Special feature of the occasion was a toast to the senatorial candidate by Ernest Jenans, followed by a song. Acting as master, of ceremonies was Dr. William B. Smith. Also included in the day's itinerary were visits to Shafter and Wasco. At noon the dignitary was honored at a luncheon arranged by the West Side Republican Club in Hotel Taft with 200 guests present. Details of this affair were arranged by W. F. Barbat, chairman of the West Side club; J. Kenneth Pruiett and Miss Margaret Kahler. From the West. Side community, the candidate's party traveled to Arvin and then on to Bakersfield. Accompanying Mr. Houser are his wife, Westley Robbins of Sacramento, and C. W. Queals of Fresno. Upon completion of the Kern tour. Lieutenant-Governor Houser will journey to Alhambra. CEILINGS SET ON mm NEW PRICES WILL BE EFFECTIVE THURSDAY Celling prices on several fresh fruits and vegetables wens announced today by the Fresno district office of the Office of Price jjdmijils- ration and will become effective Thursday. The following 1 prices are to be maintained in the area within a •milus of 10 miles of the Kern county courthouse: Graded and [tacked apples, 24 cents per 2 Dounds; graded and loose apples, -I cents per 2 pounds; grapefruit, 10 cents a pound; packed lemons, 13 cents a pound; loose lemons, 11 cents a pound; packed oranges, 52 cents per 5 pounds; graded and jacked pears, 15 Vs cents a pound. Other prices are: Green and wax beans, 18Vi cents a pound; topped carrots, 813 cents per pound bunch; cucumbers, 9\h cents a pound; let- uce. 4S's, 13 cents a head; yellow onions, 13 cents per 3 pounds; peas, .j cents a pound: Stockton grade Xo. 1 potatoes, 25 cents per 5 3ounds; sweet potatoes, 18 cents per 2 pounds; spinach, lOVi cents a )ound. The OPA also announced that rom October 2 to October 25, 1944, grade "AA" extra large and grade •A" must be so marked on egg con- jiiners. For a one-dozen container, 2 cents may be added; for a half- lozen container, 1 cent may he idded to the prices listed, it was tointed out. Minimum weight per lozen are to be: Extra large, 26 unces; large, 24 ounces; and nedium, 21 ounces. Ceilings for grade AA large are: OPA store group 1, 69 cents, and OPA group 2, (IS cents, for large: OPA store group 1, 67 cents, and )PA store group 2, 66 cents; iiedium: OPA store group 1, til cuts, OPA store group 2, tiO cents. TIKE, WHEEL STOLEN A tire, tube and wheel were re- orted stolen sometime last night from an automobile owned by Mrs. C. E. Pfeiffer. 140 Grove street, according to police. Inspector M. L. Itiiird is working on the case. PARTY COMMITTEE —Making arrangements for the forthcoming Christmas party for crippled and underprivileged children to be held by the Frank 8. Reynolds Post, American Legion, ore Fred K. 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