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PIPEFULS (Friday, October 13, 1944) Technical Sergeant Grady L. Kearns From my intelligence department I learn that Technical Sergeant Grady L. Kearns,*533 Locust street, is getting a furlough from the air corps after having served for 32 months overseas with the "Flying Horse," fighter group of General Claire Chennault's famous Fourteenth Air Force. Grady, a section chief of communications, was on his way to Java in 1942, to help defend that island against Japanese attack. The island fell before Grady got there and he was rerouted to India, where he arrived in March, 1942, as a replacement for the A. V. G.s in China. Fought at Assam The group went to Assam, where they helped check the Japanese drive on India. After more than a year's service in India, Kearns went to China. Kearns now has two Bronze Battle Stars for his campaign ribbons and the Good Conduct Medal. Ous Pappus Corporal Gus A. Pappas, marine, Is on combat duty again in the south Pacific, after having recovered from battle wounds. He has been in the marine corps for about three years and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Pappas and a brother of Tom, now attending a marine officers candidate school in South Carolina. Bill Perry Bill Perry, son of the R. L. Perry's of Terrace Way, has recently been awarded the Bronze Star for bravery in action with General Patton's tank .corps in France. Bill had previously won the Silver Star for his heroism in the Tunisian campaign. He has had three tanks blown up in battle among other experiences, but when he writes home to his parents, reports "nothing much doing." His brother, First Lieutenant Robert Perry, recently visited his parents here after completing his combat missions in Europe as a Liberator pilot. He will become an instructor now in this country for advanced training in bombers. Herb Harris Remember Herb Harris, local baseball promoter and businessman, who had an encyclopaedic memory for box scores, particularly those of local players? Well, I hear that Herb is in the navy at San Diego. Herb was probably listening to the World Series this month if he had time from his duties—I'd bet on that. Gordon Moore Gordon Moore is reported with the shore patrol at San Diego. Bunky Ilollandsworth Bunky Hollandsworth, another Bakersfield ball player, is reported to be in a hospital for an operation on his knee. Les Hackney was reported there too. "Red" Thomas "Connie Mack Red" Thomas, Bakersfield homerun ace, is also reported in San Diego at the navy fire school. Dick Miller Dick Miller is playing on the training center Softball team. Claude Tullis Claude Tullis is in Herb Harris* class in the quartermaster school and helped win a swimming championship at the center. In the same school is James Daugherty of this city. Herb and some of these ball players will probably be out in the Pacific one of these days tossing hot shells and not from peanuts either, and playing a grlmmer game than the kind in which they shone locally. Harry Davis Harry D. Davis, of this city, has been promoted to corporal in the Boca Raton Technical School, Florida, of the air force. His wife lives here at 2130 F street. Loustalot and Shaefer A-2 for Pipefuls reports that Lieutenant Frank Loustalot, Jr., and Lieutenant Karl A. Shaefer, Jr.* are together as pilots of a B-17 in Louisiana. Karl is the first pilot. These kids played foot- taken some pretty maneuvering to ball together here. It must have gef on the same crew. Nick Angeles First Lieutenant Nick Angeles, serving somewhere in France with an armored division writes his parents here: "I don't think the Germans will last much longer." Hope he's correct. Shortly after this letter was delivered the parents of Nick received information here that he had been wounded on September 28, while fighting with General Patton's forces at the Siegfried Line. We all extend the hope that Nick's wound is not serious and that his recovery will be rapid. Clear Skies Forecast for Valley District T TJie weather forecast for the farmers of the southern San Joaquin 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! 1 "Clear today/tonight and Saturday. Little change in temperature is expected wlth'.tn"* afternoon maximum near 75 and a minimum at night of 50 degrees. There will be high humidity at night but low in the afternoon. Further outlook Indicates rain the first part of next week. Highest temperature yesterday was 76 and low this morn- Ing 50." Early End Seen in WarDrive Canvass of Business, Residential Areas Slated in Campaign Forging ahead today on fronts in 23 districts, the Kern county War Chest anticipates an early completion of its $114,200 quota in the current drive. House-to-house canvasses are being conducted in practically all areas and complete coverage of business areas arranged. Lebec, the tirst district to attain its quota in the 1943 drive, is striving to retain that pluce as victor, according to Mrs. Harriet Slater, chairman. Boron, which won second place in last year's drive, is hoping to capture first place in the 1044 campaign, Chairman George H. Killinger declared. Uandsburg, having made its quota last year In a gigantic old-timers celebration, is completing plans for a similar festival this time, date of the gathering to be announced soon, according- to Chairman M. M. Warner. Income Tax Deductions That the government recognizes the needs served by the war chet-'t, the financing agency for the USO, United Seamen's Service, War Prisoners' Aid, Allied relief agencies and home front welfare groups is indicated by the fact that income tax deductions on gifts to the chest have been authorized. This was pointed out today by Arthur S. Crites, chairman of the Kern County War Chest, who also announced that all divisions of the county war chest are making excellent progress on their drives which are a part of the state-wide campaign to raise the $20,000,000 California War Chest quota. "Contributions are deductible up to 15 per cent of net income before such deductions," the chairman explained. "In filling out the long income tax forms it is best to consult your tax counselor in order to receive the most credit from the amount of money you donate to the support of these essential war-front and home-front services." 50 Per Cent for I'SO Of the 22 agencies benefiting from this, second annual war chest drive, the USO receives more than 50 pel- cent of the budget allocation. This finances all of the USO clubs, (220 in California alone,) mobile units, information bureaus, personal services, home camps and overseas camp shows. For the men of the merchant marine, the United Seamen's Service operates rest and recreation centers on six continents where torpedoed seamen may recover from convoy fatigue. For War Prisoners "Colleges of captivity" lessen the dreaded monotony of war prison life for American boys interned in enemy prison camps. War Prisoners' Aid ships thousands of books and college materials so that the prisoners may keep their minds occupied. Recreational supplies are no small part of the tons of equipment routed Into camps. Reports from German prison camps received through the Y. M. C. A. here indicate that athletic equipment and leisure crafts contribute much to maintain the sanity of men with hours to loaf. "Food and clothing for starving Allies in liberated areas will be shipped as often as possible through the work of the Allied relief agencies. Their needs grow more acute as the enemies carry out their scorched earth policy and the war chest agencies {ire rushing packets of seeds into the devastated countries for replanting," Chairman Crites concluded. Duck Season Opens Tomorrow^ Sunrise Tomorrow morning at exactly 6:28 o'clock the duck season will open for waterfowl hunters in the Kern county area. With ducks reported as being more plentiful than 'any other time in recent history a first day limit should be fairly easy to bag. The daily duck limit will be 15 ducks in the aggregate with hunters permitted possession of two dally limits except on the opening day. Although the ducks are plentiful it is still said that they are widely scattered. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 18 LEARN TO AVOID PANIC—Part of Fire Prevention Week program this week were the firo drills carried on in all of the Bakersfield city schools, according to Captain Harry Long, head of the fire prevention bureau. Her% are & group of Emerson students coming down the fire escape during a fire drill showing the orderly exits to which children are trained to avoid panic. Fire Chief Thanks Schools for Co-operation in Drive In a letter received by Superintendent John L. Compton from Chief E. E. Woods. Chief Woods expressed his thanks and that of the officers of the fire prevention bureau, "for the personal interest and whole-hearted co-operation given the fire department in teaching that important subject to the children of the Bakersfield city schools." The letter was in part as follows: "We have always found you, your teachers, and school employes willing and anxious to assist us in any manner possible and it is because of this co-operation and the fine spirit of Ihe school children that local schools are conceded to have the best fire drills of any California schools. It is an admitted fact that fire prevention can best be taught in the public schools and I feel that the lessons learned by the Bakersfield school children have prevented an appreciable number of fires in the past years. "Fire Prevention Week would not have been nearly so successful this year had it not been for the fine help of the school children, especially in the distribution of 11,000 fire prevention charts." Mr. Compton says such co-operation and interest is only possible through the synochronized effort on the part of principals, teachers, custodians, maintenance personnel, supervisors and curriculum directors, all of whom realize the vital place fire prevention has in the life of the community. Kern Farmers Will Attend Lindsay Wage Ceiling Meet Kern growers and farm workers of navel oranges, lemons, olives and table grapes arc asked to attend a meeting at 10 a. m., Saturday in the high school auditorium at Lindsay, to consider specific wage ceilings for harvesting their crops it was announced today by the War Food Aclminls- Konnld F. Itallou, esccu- Deadline Set for Business Licenses Professional Houses Must Get Licenses by Monday Monday is the deadline for all business and professional houses in Bakersfield to obtain licenses under Ordinance 665, which went into effect October 1, warns Walter W. Smith, city treasurer and tax collector. The new license ordinance provides for payment of a fee of $1.50 per $1000 of gross sales and receipts. Affidavits showing total amount of gross sales and receipts for the previous year must be filed by Monday, Mr. Smith said. Rollins Gets Year in County Jail on Charge Albert Rollins was sentenced to one year in Kern County jail after pleading guilty to a charge of aggravated assault in Presiding Judge W. L. Bradshaw's Superior Court, Department 2, this morning. Calvin H. Conron, Jr., was attorney for the defendant. Clyde Lester Henderson and William Louis Roberts were arraigned on two counts of burglary each. The case will be continued October 20 for the plea. Morris B. Chain is attorney for the defendants. ARRESTED R. L. Wesley Linder, Jr., was arrested at 3:15 p. m. yesterday at Poso oilfields on a petty theft warrant from Judge J. A. Jeffrey of Monterey county. Lieutenant J. H. Lounsbury and Officer M. J. Hoi- man made the arrest. Protection for Children Crossing Highway Asked A delegation of 25 representatives of Hawthorne School P. T. A. appeared at the Bakersfield Board of Education meeting Thursday night at the administration building to request that adequate protection be given the more than 200 children crossing Highway 99 on their way to and from school. Spokesman for the group was Mrs. Wilma Cooper. Mrs. Beulah Retherford, teacher, and Mrs. Mildred Clements, a mother, told of near accidents they had witnessed. Board members agreed that since the O. D. T. curtailment of the Hawthorne bus service, the children have been crossing the-, highway under dangerous conditions, and John Compton, superintendent of city schools, >read a statement from the county counsel which said that the school district is not authorized to employ crossing guards. Watchmen Needed ' City Councilman Manuel Carnakls told the board that a bond foi $5000 would have to be posted by someone other than the city if cross walks were painted and warning signs placed on the highway, and City Manager Vance Van Riper, In accord with Ray Meogher of the board, declared that safety lanes will do no good without watchmen to enforce the law. The matte; will be referred to the Board of Supervisors, by Alfred Ames, business manager, and Mr. Compton, it was decided The first general staff meeting of the year will be held October 25, at 2:30 p. m. at Washington School Auditorium • at which time, Walter Morgan, assistant state superintendent of public instruction, will explain the state retirement plan to teachers. A minimum school day will be held on that date, Mr. Compton stated. Retirement Plan Trustees voted to complete final steps for entrance of non-certificated employes into the retirement plan. Estimated annual cost to the district over a 25-year period is $11,990.02 and to employes, $8891 76. Institute Postponed The teachers' institute, scheduled for October 20 by the county superintendent of schools, has been postponed, it was reported. Recommended and accepted for employment were Barbara Kreiser, substitute teacher at Washington School; Lee Bryan, custodian helper, Lowell and Roosevelt schools, and J. L. Jackson, custodian helper at Hawthorne and McKlnley schools. Carl Rodden was transferred from custodian helper at Washington School to head custodian at Lowell School. Resignations of custodians W. H. Fontaine and O. B. Rollins were accepted and leave of absence for the remainder of the school year, 19441945, was granted to Washington School teacher, Edythe Bandettini. tration. live officer of the wage board, said the hearing has been called at the request of representative producers, particularly citrus growers. If it Is agreed that wage regulations are necessary, written approval of a majority of the growers would be required before the proposals are submtited to the WFA for ceiling orders, it was explained. Under these conditions, Mr. Ballon pointed out, the attendance at the hearing should be ns fully representative of various crops and general agricultural sentiment regarding specific wage regulations in the Fresno, Tulare, and Kern counties as possible, in order to give the wage board guidance on the wishes of the majority and to expedite the procedure of establishing a ceiling if that is the desire of the community. "On the other hand," he added, "a small turnout might well be an indication to the wage board that any action in the matter would not receive majority approval and make it difficult or even impossible to proceed further." Mr. Ballou said that the board is particularly desirous of having the ' views of labor. Counsel Claims Rent Control Law Still "On" The county rent control ordinance is still in effect, acording to Doyle Miller, assistant county counsel, in spite of the decision by Judge Robert B. Lambert declaring it void. Mr. Miller said that the effect of the decision Wednesday was simply to grant an injunction to refrain from enforcing the ordinance In the case of Riley and Shad Cornbs. The matter will come up before the board of supervisors Monday, Mr. Miller said, for decision on whether to repeal the ordinance or to appeal the decision. The county counsel's office has been advising rent control boards to continue as usual pending decision by the supervisors. D. A. R. Luncheon Set for Saturday at Hotel ! Opening the fall season's activities of the Bakersfield chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be a luncheon featuring a special program at 1 p. m. Saturday at Hotel El Tejon, it was announced today. Mrs. L B. Hulsebus is in charge of the program. Mrs. Esther Campbell, is president of the organization. Out-of-town guests are expected. Garage Destroyed by Blaze, Loss $500 A garage belonging to Jack F. Ben-' nett, 2545 Pacific Drive, was destroyed by fire today at 11:40 a. m. 'at a loss of $550, according to the county fire department. Cause was probably spontaneous ignition. Engines were summoned to put out grease fire in a stove at 1711 California avenue/ 'today at 9:58 a. m., city fire departments reports. RADIO STOLEN Theft of a radio valued at $40 from a 1941 Ford convertible owned by Roger Smith, 326 Cheater avenue, was reported to the police today. The theft occurred between 11 p. m. and 7 a. m. this morning. Inspectors M. L. Baird and P. Q. Fickert are working on the case. ."I CLEAN-UP WEEK CLOSED CITY PAPER SALVAGE DRIVE SLATED FOR OCTOBER 21 Climaxing an intensive program of activities that, began October 8, Fire Prevention and Clean-up Week will close today with 40 more loads of rubbish going from the residential district to the city dump. • Follow-up of clean-up week will be the paper salvage drive slated for October 21 by the paper salvage committee. Clean-up of the business district included trucks of rubbish being cleaned from basements of stores and business firms, according to Captain Harry Long, head of the fire prevention bureau of the city fire department, who said that the city street department and city sanitation trucks had made a clean sweep of the areas assigned. In pronouncing the week's campaign a complete success, Mayor Alfred Simeon today said: "With the completion of the week's program, we believe wo have taken another significant step toward ridding the community of fire hazards. Every effort has been made to inform the people of the serious dangers and consequences of fires in wartime. It jnust be apparent to all of us, however, that we cannot permanently eliminate fire in one seven-day period. The war against fire must be continuous and unre lenting—52 weeks and 365 days of the year—if we are to make our homes, our places of business, our lives and our accumulated wealth secure against the ravages of fire. "During the past week we have pointed the way toward fire safety and we have furnished the blueprints for victory against this common enemy. It is up to each individual to put into actual practice all he has learned during the past week. If we make each week Fire Prevention Week, and if we seek continually to expose and eliminate hidden causes of fire, we shall eventually win in this battle against preventable fire. "Today, our boys are advancing on every front against the Axis na-' tions. Our job is to maintain production hero on the home front. Let us remember that every time we prevent a production-destroying fire, we are helping them to achieve a quicker victory and a better home community to which to return." Druidesses Change Rummagejale Date Food Sale Plans Occupy Members at Davis Home WITH US TODAY Mr. and .Mrs. K. M Dahtatroem, Los Angeles. Visiting. Hotel El Tcjon Mr. and Mr*. T. A. Wulsh. San Francisco. Visiting. Hotel Kl Tejon. H. L. West, Wichita, Kan. Business. Southern hotel. A. E. Anderson, Seattle, Wash. Business. Hakersfieid Inn. I>. Gilmer, Charles City. Iowa. Business. Bakorsfield Inn. LEGION SLATES ARMISTICE DAY PLANS UNDERWAY FOR LOCAL OBSERVANCE BEWARE! TODAY'S FRIDAY, THIRTEENTH COPS COME FROM NOWHERE, TIRES BLOW OUT, PRICES CLIMB, WAGES DOWN ON JINX DAY By BETH DYE Look diit for hoodoo* today: it's Friday the thirteenth.' Cops will come from nowhere to arrest speeders, tires will blow out and aid will not come. Prices will go up, wages will enme down. Coupons will be lost. bills will bo found. Ruses will not stop for you; creditors will, stockings will run. faucets will not. Ice cream will be soft, biscuits hard. . . on the last Friday the thirteenth, August 1:1. l!M;i, bead botulism broke out in Kern county! In most cases L.uly Luck has two faces, however. On a. Friday ihe thirteenth. In 11MH. iioo bombers rattled over Homo—and that was bad luck for the Axis. Xcr Is this Friday the thirteenth any luckier for Hitler and Tojo. The stork, recognizing the bad start a jinx date gives its cargo, steered clear of Miss Frelse's Maternity Home, Mercy Hospital, Kern General Hospital and San Joariuin Hospital. Not the flutter of a wing had been heard by late this morning at any of the four institutions. Well. If you've survived by the time you read this, the chances are, you'll live. But remember— there's another jinx date in April, and we don't mean April Fool- it's Friday, April 13, so begin now to got your defenses roailj". Discussion of plans for observance of Armistice Day occupied members of Frank S. Reynolds Post, American Legion, In the regular meeting the regular meeting held last night held last night in Legion hall. Pnst Commander Frederick S. Wheeler spoke on last year's program In which the post co-operated with school authorities in furnishing appropriate speakers for school exercises. Under direction of Ray T. Rurnum, chairman of last year's Armistice Day committee, a breakfast at Legion hall, open house during the day and a dance for Legionnaires, their ladies and friends in Legion hall, in the evening completed the commorative features of the day. Complete arrangements for this year are still pending, but, in line with the Legion's p-illcy generally to forego festivities and outward show for the duration of the war, it is believed the observance this year will parallel the same quiet recognition of last year, according to Frederick E. Hoar, commander. John F. Watts and A. W. Kabes of the post history book committee reported on progress of sales of the Legion's 25-year anniversary publication, "Those Who Serve," and, stating the sales were surpassing expectations, urged all Legionnaires to .reserve their copies immediately to avoid disappointment. Plans for initiation of a largo class of candidates were made. On October 26, the auxiliary unit of the post under chairmanship of Margaret Watts will entertain members of the post and ladies of the auxiliary at the annual potluck dinner to be held in Legion hall at 6:30 in the evening. The ladles of the auxiliary will furnish all but rolls and ice cream which will be contributed by the post. Adjutant N. A. ''Slats" Curran reported 180 post members re-enrolled for 1945, twice the number at this time last year. The date of a rummage sale was changed to November 15 at 818 Baker street when the members of the Past Arch Druidess Club met at the home of Mrs. George Davis, 2609 I street, recently. Mrs. Davis is reported as chairman of the sale. Plans were also discussed for a cooked food sale to be held in December. Co-hostesses for the evening were Mrs. Henry Oppllger and Mrs. Blanche Dillon. Mrs. John Werts presiding over the business meeting. The mystery prize during the evening was awarded to Mrs. Davis and a special prize donated by Mrs. Werts was given Mrs. Blalse Guzzard. Games were played during the latter part of the evening, prizes doing to Mesdames Herbert Gladden and Paul Tess. At a late hour a Dutch meal was served by the co-hostess and Mrs. Davis. The tables were appointed In a patriotic motif, community singing by the group ending the evening. Those present were Mesdames Herbert Gladden, David Hense, Lyman Finn, John Eyraud, John Werts, Grace Allen, Blaise Guzzard, Mary B. Hampson, Ethel Snell, Paul Tess, and George Davis. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Davis on November 0 with Mrs. Ethel Snell as hostess. Fresno State Chief Talks to Rotarians Dr. Frank Thomas, district governor of Rotary International, 106, and president of Fresno State College, addressed the Bakersfield Rotary Club Thursday at noon at Hotel Kl Tejon «n his annual visit to the group. He called for greater responsibility on the part of businessmen in providing postwar Jobs and opportunities for returning servicemen and in combatting the tendency towards an economic depression. He received reports of committee chairmen at a dinner meeting Wednesday night at which time or- Sanitation problems were discussed. Rites Planned for Accident Victim Funeral services for Kenneth Reed Simpson, 17, who was killed in an automobile accident October 12, on Highway 99, will be held October 14 at 3 p. m. at Payne & Son Chapel, the Reverend Henry J. Lorenz officiating. Interment will be in Union Cemetery. Music will be by Pauline Willis. Surviving the Bakersfield High School youth are his parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Marshall, Riverview; a sister, Jackie June Marshall, Rlvervlew: brothers, Dickey Marshall, and Johnnie Marshall, both of Riverview, Floyd Simpson, Bakersfield; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Reed, Oklahoma; aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Shephard, Bukersfield; aunt, Mrs. Laura Koontz, Bakersfield; uncles, James Justis, Guy Reed. Charlie Heed and Ed Polek. nil of Bakersfield. j 20-30 Club Sees Film t on U. S. Water Power Bakersfield 20-30 Club members viewed a film on United SUjtes Water Power, shown by Bob Lankard, of Pacific Gas & Electric Company at their regular Thursday noon meeting at Hotel Kl Tejon. Guests of the club were Alfred Mllazzo, Dick Clark, John 'Ware. Bruce Wiley, Sergeant Milton Reed, Vincent Casper and Larry Erb. •SENTENCED John Frank Purcell pleaded guilty to a charge of petty theft and was sentenced to 180 days, 90 of which were suspended, in Judge Stewart Magee's Sixth Township Court Wednesday afternoon. A previous charge of burglary was dismissed. Purcell was accused of taking a typewriter from the office of W. C. Don-is, attorney. Democrats Lead Kern Registration TWO-TO-ONE RATIO PREDICTED HERE BY COUNTY CLERK VEON A Democratic majority of more than 2 to 1 in Kern county is predicted by County Clerk II. J. Veon on th<> basis of early tabulation of registration of voters. Registration this year will probably be the second largest ever recorded in the county; Mr. Veon said, with the estimated total between 55,000 and liO.OOO, The latter figure represents an increase of IS,000 over 1942, the county clerk asserted, and is second only to the record registration in 1940 when 6!),722 voters registered. More than 4000 requests for absent voters ballots have been received to date, Mr. Veon said. At least 75 per cent of these are from men and women in the service, according to tabulations. The county clerk estimates that the total of absent voters ballots will come to at least 4500. Complete tabulation of registration of voters will be available the first of next week, according to Mr. Veon. Addressing of sample ballot envelopes started today in the county clerk's office. It is expected that these will be in the mail Tuesday or Wednesday. An average of 7250 envelopes an hour are being addressed, Mr. Veon said. In addition to addressing, the envelopes must be bundled according to post- office address in order to facilitate delivery. The county clerk said 150 copies must be printed of lists of voters in each of the 310 precincts in the county. This work is being clone by The Bakersfield California!!. These lists must be used in all elections in the next two years. The city of Bakersfield has requested 21 sets of lists of each precinct in the city. When school district elections come up, the county clerk's office must furnish at least 4 .sets of lists of each pro- cinct in the district. In addition, the county clerk Is required by law to furnish lists of voters in each precinct to candidates or their committees. The present lists will be used until the primary elections in 194G, Mr. Veon said. Ufah'WBteue" Out-of-State Permits Out-of-state hunting licenses will be sold in Utah, but there will be no elk permits issued this year, it was announced today in a telegram from the Utah State Fish and Game Commission to Sheriff John E Lou- stnlot. Sheriff Loustalot. as secretary of the Kern County Fish and Game Association, requested Information on the matter following many inquiries from local hunters. Whiting Will Confer With Radio Commission In order that the two-way radio pioneered in California may be protected from the clamor for post-war use by commercial interests, William E. Whiting, Kern county radio engineer, left for Washington, D. C., today to confer with representatives of the Federal Communications Commission. The automatic relay system, which was developed In this state, is used by the local sheriff's office and fire department and is noted for the large area its frequency covers. Mr. Whiting is in charge of the radio equipment of these departments. He expects to return in about three weeks. MAN FOl'NI) DEAD A middle-aged man was found dead, presumably of natural causes, at China Lake Camp, Inyokern, yesterday morning, according to the coroner's office. His identity is unknown. The body is at Mojuve Funeral Home. CARPENTERS GIVE J1000JO CHEST MORE DONATIONS POUR INTO CAMPAIGN FUND HEAL $1486 SMILES—Steve Strelich and Tobe Westbay, of the East Bakersfleld division of the Bakersfield Community War Chest, are having a congratulatory bession over u. check for $142ti.66 that Steve presented to ' the chast today. The money is the local wrestler and fight promoter's donation after two nights of asking for gifts i n the fight ring. It has been raining coins and paper bills at Strelich Stadium after the blows get through ruining at the end of each fight. The local Carpenters' Union voted $10dO to the Community War Chest last night and other large chest gifts are pouring in, it was reported today by William Elgar, who presided again today at noon at the second report luncheon. The Reverend James Brotigher, Jr., pastor of the Glendale Baptist Church, and popular Loa Angeles Breakfast Club speaker, was announced today as the chief speaker. Every division was enlisted today and exhorted to break through to the $120,000 goal within the 10-day period set for the climax of the quota here. "In order to achieve our minimum goal of $120,000, it Is highly important thut all employes as well as large companies give as generously and liberally as possible, Mr. Elgar said. "It cannot be emphasized too strongly that this campaign is 29 causes wrapped up into one. All our citizens should remember that USO camp shows, War Prisoners' Aid and United Seamen's Relief, along with 25 other war and home front agencies depend completely on War Chest for their support. More people will need to make large pledges to be paid on monthly and quarterly basis if we are to achieve success." Oil division made a big record at the opening of the campaign and today Mr. Elgar received a check for $1450 from' the Standard Oil Company of California, through Kenneth R. Lewis, local manager, who turned it over to Sam Bowly, chairman for the oil division. MUTUAL AID PLAN SET FOR COUNTY POWERS REPORTS ON STATE COMMITTEE A law enforcement mutual aid plan designed to make it possible for any jurisdiction in' the state faced with an emergency to receive aid from neighboring jurisdictions has been prepared by a state committee, appointed for the purpose by the state war council, Chief of Police Robert Bi Powers, member of the committee, reported today. The plan has been approved by the council, and will become effective In this area when and if approved by the Board of Supervisors and the City Council. The plan, according to Chief Powers, will provide channels through which requests for assistance may be routed from one jurisdiction to another, means by which such aid is to be secured and dispatched and methods of securing information as emergencies develop. Co-ordinators Provided The plan, as drawn up under the authority of the California War Powers Act, and explained in a digest, provides for the, appointment f county and regional co-ordinators, the former to be appointed by a majority vote of the heads of the law enforcement departments and agencies within the county, and the latter to bo chosen by majority vote of the "county co-ordinators within his region. A state law enforcement officer will be responsible, under the War ouncil, for the administration of the plan. Officer appointed to this post by Governor Warren is Toland C. McGettlgan. In case of emergency, a sheriff or chief of police may request assistance, through the county co-ordin- 'itor. If sufficient assistance is not available in the cgunty, an appeal may be made to the regional co-or- dinator, who in turn may request aid from other regional co-ordina- tors. The plan also provides for establishment of county and regional coordinating centers through which all nformation concerning developments in connection with the emergency and all requests for mutual aid will cleared. Need for such a plan was emphasized by Chief Powers. "In cases of disaster such as the Port Chicago munitions explosion. floods, earthquakes, civil disturbances, or exceptional major crimes, many communities do not have the technicians and special investigators Continued on Pan'e Seventeen Union Cemetery NON-PKOFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gem like Lakes See Our Monument Display Near the Offire Phone 7-7185

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