The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 13, 1944 · Page 10
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 10

Bakersfield, California
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Friday, October 13, 1944
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10 Friday, October 13, 1944 UUEST CORST OX THEATRES BRIEF NEWS NOTES NOW—Doors Open at 6:45 AND-Thrills and Chills! NOW Matinee) Daily Doors Open 1:30 ROBINSON iVIrlllE GOESuWAR with , RUIH WARK/CK - TID DONAlDSOH IAIIAIA STANWYCK IDWARO G. ROBINSON Now Gene Tlerney "China Girl" George Montgomery "Cowboy and the Blond*" OILDAIE ' Phone 2-6636 FRIDAY, SATURDAY DUG Paulette GODDARD Fred MacMURRAY I1Y Cartoon News Saturday Matinee Only Chapter 12, "The Phantom" FRIDAY, SATURDAY March of Time Cartoon Chapter 14, "The Phantom" iliilrDH Phone 7-7264 FRIDAY, SATURDAY Also MARIA MONTEZ, JON HALL in "COBRA WOMAN" CARTOON NEWS Saturday Matinee Only Chapter 2 "Don Winslow of the Coast Guard" At the recent meeting of the Treble Clef Club of Delano Mrs. Albert Hiott was surprised with a shower. Present with the honor guest were Mesdames, Franklin P. Bnriim, Orin Parker, A. L. Smith, 'Marlon Sloan, Clarence Boone and Miss Mildred Lehman. The meeting was held ;it the homo of Mrs. Sloan. Word that her husband. staff Sergeant Herbert \V. Frost is a German prisoner has reached Mrs. Cloo Frost, his wife, at her Delano home. Week-end Rtie*t8 of the Reverend Alvin C. Streufert and Mrs. Streu- fcrt of Delano were Mrs. G. Burget of Goff, Kan.; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Thiome and children, Hetty and Gary, and Mrs. Oliver Blair, all of Hanford. Out of town people tran»ar(lnf; business in Delano recently were Mrs. Chester Hamlln and Charles C. Halverstadt both of Karlimart. Al Schneider of McFarland, and Mrs. William H. Habekot of AlpatiRh. Inyokern Test Pilot Tells of South Pacific! Missions I»y MAE SAl'NDKRS Arithmetic Discussed at City School Teachers Meet A meeting of approximately 40 teachers was held in the Bakersfield city schools worship at Fifteenth and L streets this week under the direction of Raymond T. Ncifk'ffer. assistant superintendent of the Uakorsfield city schools, who discussed arithmetic and tho deficiencies in content and method most frequently observed* Institute credit was siven for the meeting. Mr. Xeidcffer stressed the importance of tho adequate use of the soci il situation in schools to promote number concepts arid to make use of computational skills, the proper technique in developing the ability to solve written problems, of not introducing too many new processes and difficulties at one time without sufficient practice on each type of example, of adequare. adaptation of method to allow slow pupils sufficient time, and to challenge the interest of superior pupils, ind of diagnostic testing and adequate records of results. Me also pointed out and Illustrated various skills necessary in the dlf- ferent processes which are often entirely omitted or inadequately presented. He said that the Bakersfield city schools has always had a complete Ri-aduated course of study in all subjects for'all prades. He concluded by comparing the content of various arithmetic textbooks which he had studied and their treat- Tiient of various topics and skills of arithmetic. Coffee, made by Jliss Helen Lunch, and cookies made by Mrs. R. T. Niedeffer, were served at the close of the meeting. WESTERN DANCE and Harvest Jamborit Fiatvrinr Music by Ikt TEXAS TORNAIOS "Music off tho Wost at Its Best" and a Host of Stars Radio Singers Rose Maddox Curlay Robarts Su BILL EDWARDS and His Trick Fiddlt Old-Tim* Fiddlers' Contest (Anyene can tutor, brine yt*r Fiddle to tht dance—Be there •t I) • BAKERSFIELD Union Avtnut Ballroom WEDNESDAY October 18 Dancing • Until 1 POPULAR PRICES (JET-ACQUAINTED I'OTMCK IATNCHKON FOR MOTHERS Mrs. O. R. Hort, a fourth grade teacher at Williams School, invited all mothers of the children in her class to a get-acquainted luncheon at 102 Palm Drive this week. The afternoon was spent In discussing plans for the school year. Mothers attending were Mesdames F. R. McQueen, Clara .1. Allred. Fred W. Jones, K. B. Malavna, Edward Roberts, Claude Williams, M. E. Mayfield, R. M. Walters, C. E. Meyers, A. D. Kuhs, C. 1,. Wilson, L. W. Allan, Dallas Sceales, A. R. Schraeder, Delia Mitchell and Mr. Ted Chism, principal of Williams School. 1721 HEY, KIDS! 8-CARTOONS8 Desert Hawk Riders of Purple Sage II A. M. New Starting Time This Saturday Only Show Starts 11 A. M. This DOCH NOT Include (he Picture "Wilson" COLUMBUS DAY ASSKMBI/Y OBSERVED AT PENN SCHOOL The first assembly of the student body of the William Penn School was' held, commemorating Columbus Day. David Mack, student body president, presided and gave a welcome speech. The response was made by Mrs. Mary Lavers, principal. Reports were given on stamp sales by Sally Houghman; safety by Margaret Hobson, and building by Paul Roberts. A play, Columbus, was presented by the sixth grade class of Mrs. Claire McKvoy. Members of the cast were a neighbor, Barbara Kelly; mother of Columbus, Joyce Bunting; Columbus as a boy, John Griffiths; Columbus as an admiral, David Mack; children, Carolyn Bevans, Ann Chilton, Farroll Weedon, Peter Smith: sailor, Bob Hulsebus; page, Paul Roberts; king, Jimmy Piper; priest, Jimmy Christy; queen, Donna Stockbrldge; Wiseman, Bill Taylor; Indians, Bobby .Tamerson, Bill Giddlngs, Walter Wclchelt, Davy Patterson, Burnell Jamerson and Bob Silvers. The historian was Merrlck Creagh and the announcer was Gary Putton. HOBBY SHOW HELD AT CITY SCHOOL Many interesting hobbies of children are on display at the William Penn School this week. Teddy Knowles won first prize with his collection of matchfolders. Darlene Jamison won second prize- for her collection of buttons mounted in a book. Those receiving honorable mention were Joanne Doyle for her collection of shells; Pamela Taylor, with a button collection; Jolene Clark, with a doll collection; Beverly Earner, with a collection of Raggady Ann books, dolls and pictures. Dale Smith had a stamp collection and Jimmy Piper had a scrapbook of planes. Johnnie Chambers had three oriental blacktail bantam chickens. to the Music of Bob Sisson and His Orchestra SATURDAY in Kern County's Moat Popular Dance Spot In Downtown Bakeraeld Within Easy Walking Distance ON THE CORNER OF SIXTEENTH and "EYE" Admission 60c Including Tax Servicemen SOc Including Tax DANCE WIIKKK FKIKNDS MKKT R. K. (Hmler) KVANH WITH HIS MCTOKY UANCK OKCHKSTKA EVKKV SATURDAY NIGHT UNION AVENUE BALLROOM Modern and old-time (linclng—no Jltler- buEKlnc—every Saturday night Admlwlon 80r Flu. T«i DancliiK 0 to 1 Bakersfield Community Theatre Presents "CLAUDIA" Directed by HURT BROWN Washington School Auditorium October 16 and 17, 8:30 P. M. ADMISSION: Adults, 72c; Students, 37c Tax Included Tickets on Sale at Tracy's Music Store. The Yarn Shop Bakersfleld High School DANCE EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT EL PATIO PAVILION l',a Mile* W»t of Grtrnfltld on T«ft NO BETTER FLOOR IN KERN COUNT! Mode by OUKI.L JOHNSON und HIS KHYTHM RANCH PAL8 Op«n Dally «t 12 Neon Friday, Saturday Frank Sinatra, Jack Haley, Michal* Morgan In 'Higher art Higher The Three Meaquiteera in "Westward He" Chap. 11, "Tiger Women" CARTOON NEWS ill RIALTO& "H«r* Corn** "The) Rain* CMIM" Chap. 14, "Se>ere)t Service)" Once in seconds, and once 3 seconds stood between death and Lieutenant Donald Kirkpatrick, United States Navy SBD pilot, on missions when his plane went down Into the Pacific. He has known what it means when the fuselage is shot away and bullets whiz by your head in the cockpit. He flew back.from one mission to find his aircraft carrier sinking and he had only a few gallons of gasoline left, with a wounded man aboard. On his chest he wears the decorations of a grateful nation, the Silver Star for bombing a Japanese carrier at Santa Cruz, a Distinguished Flying Cross won for participation at Midway when a Jap cruiser, a battleship and a destroyer were sent to Davy Jones' locker, the Navy Cross for the battle last June in the east Philippines where one Japanese carrier went down and damage was clone to another, an Air Medal for 1)5 assorted missions and attacks with 1600 combat hours in the air. Now Test Pilot Lieutenant Kirkpatrick, now stationed at Inyokern as a test pilot for the navy, was educated to be a lawyer, and had just begun his practice when tho war broke out. He had flown an airplane a little. When he left Pensacola, Fla., a trained navy pilot, he was assigned to the famed Hornet and was aboard when Jimmy Doolittle and his boys took off for "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo." "Despite the fine training the men had. It was a daring experiment getting those heavy bombers off the deck and every pilot know it," the lieutenant said. "Jimmy Doolittle went first and the rest followed." When the gallant Hornet went down at Midway, chief loss of Lieutenant Kirkpatrick was 300 pages of manuscript detailing part of his exploits in the tense and thrilling lays when Guadalcanal and the Solomons wern being taken. His tile stars also include Tarawa, Pruk, Wake and Saipan. His hest riend was shot down and killed at Guam. The second time he was shot down t was at Truk. "I was leading the squadron and the sky was overcast. I kept looking for a hole to get down through. Our objective was a railway yard, and I kept trying to get our bearing. I downward through a hole, and then j slip hack Into a cloud. All of a sudden I ran out of clouds." Picked Up By Sub "It wasn't long before I was float- Ing in the Pacific. Your ship stays up just about 10 seconds after It hits the water. I was floating toward the shore where there were Japs. It was nearly dark when I was picked up. An airplane had spotted and radioed a submarine. It was the famous Tang that picked up 22 pilots and I was one of them." Another time, when he hit the floor of the Pacific, his plane went down In three seconds. He managed to clear the wreckage just In time. He was picked up later by a destroyer. Once coming back from a 350-mile mission in the taking of Midway, he found his carrier listing badly and ready to go down. On board he had bin gunner, who was wounded. He had a few gallons bf gasoline. He winged toward another carrier, another plane was in front of him and other aircraft also without a home was trying to find a perch. He saw the man on deck flagging off any more planes. Lieutenant Kirkpatrick began to turn his plane seaward to take his chances for another plunge Into the Pacific. Suddenly the man on deck waved him in. He landed with about three minutes of gas left In his tank. Lieutenant Kirkpatrick said that he has had remarkable luck in the air and that Jap Zeros are prone to draw- off before attacking. "It also helps that the Japs are still pretty poor marksmen," he said. Amusing episodes occur even in tho grlmcst battles. Once, leading a squadron into a bombing mission, ho saw to his amazement a young ensign speed by the entire formation and drop to his kill, getting a Jap ehip. The ensign later got a medal for his action, but when he explained how It happened that he had broken formation, it was all because the young filer had pulled the wrong lever on his ship, giving it more speed instead of stowing the drop toward the target. Gunner Busy Taking Pictures Once Lieutenant Kirkpatrick found a Jap Zero on his tail. He kept wondering as he maneuvered his plane out of danger why his gunner hadn't fired. When the hazardous moment was over and the Jap shaken off, he looked back and <naw the gunner had been so busy taking pictures, one of his extra-curricula chores, that he had forgotten to shoot. "You get so used to bullets, you do kind of forget about them," the lieutenant admitted as he described that pilots dive straight through tracer bullets to targets. Americans now have undisputed air supremacy in the Pacific, he said, recounting how no one mission Americans lost 11 aircraft to 30 ships lost by the Japs and in the last battle in which he took part Americans lost 30 ships and the Japs 400. Palau Experiences Out of 13 missions, Lieutenant Kirkpatrick had his ship shot up nine times. He had to crash land in the New Hebrides. While the lieutenant saw fierce fighting at Midway, the most intense battle he has yet been in was at Palau. He declares that it can only be a matter of time until the Japanese are outfought completely in the Pacific area and he believes that the Japs will not dare a major naval engagement because the Americans have air supremacy. Lieutenant Kirkpatrick believes that Americans should not relax any effort in the war unil the war is actually won. Three Injured in Sideswipe Collision Three were hurt yesterday nt 7 p. m. in a headon-sideswipe collision involving a passenger car driven by Alma Buchanan, 30, McFarland, and two trucks driven by Garland E. Stringer, 24, Reedley, and Richard G. Fore, 35, Los Angeles, 2Vi miles •would exnloro 8OUth of McFarland, according to ™. da n e H XP ,Hon the California Highway Patrol. Those injured were Mrs. Buchanan, who received a citation for driving on the wrong side of the road, and was taken to Delano Hospital, and two passengers in her car, Jack D. Hewitt, 22, Delano, who is in Kern General Hospital with a broken jaw and scalp lacerations, and Ray Ridge, 24, Delano, who was treated for minor lacerations and dismissed from Kern General. Three-year-old Dennis Madarang, 1209 China Alley, was struck by a car driven by Reed Davis Mercer, 29, 411 Kl Tejon avenue, Thursday at 5:09 p. m. at the 1200 block on Twenty-first street, when the child ran out into the street from behind a parked car. according to city traffic police officers. He was taken to Kern General Hospital with head lacerations. Suit Is Filed to Reform Oil Lease A suit filed by B. Milo and Burris Mitchell against Arthur Polk Brown to reform an oil .lease was heard yesterday by Judge Warren Stockton in Superior Court, Department 3, and will be continued October 20 at 10 a. m. The suit arises over difficulty of interpreting whether the deed implies that 2% per cent of all oil and gas on certain property should go to the lessee, or only that from an undivided half interest, according to Alfred Sictnon, attorney for the plaintiff. —Photo n; Cm I WJlllanu TWINS' BIRTHDAY PARTY—Honoring Bobby and Billy Lee, twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Lee of 255 Lincoln street, on their fifth birthday anniversary, Longfellow School kindergarten children enjoyed a party at the school recently. Assisting Mrs. Lee were (standing, left to right) Mrs. Mae Wiggins, Mrs. M. U. Walt, (Mrs. Lee), Mrs. Ann Shubin and Miss Virginia Wilson, teachei;. Twins Honored at School on Birthday Bobby and Billy Lee, twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. \V. K. Lee of L!i>5 Lincoln street, add the^children of Long- follow School kindergarten, were surprised on their fifth anniversary recently, when their mother brought two large birthday cakes, ice cream and lollipops for 35 children. Members of the class were Andrea Berry, Roni Bloemer, Betty Mae Bruce, Velda Bryan, Herbert Cierley. Wayne Cierley, Billy Clark, Peter Dauwalder, Nahn De Tuucq, Nancy Dil't'enbaugh, Gwendolyn Gentry, Uobliy Griffin, Billy Hall, Gerald Hansen. Annette Jackson, Kent Jones, Bobby Lee, Billy Lee, Sheryn McEwen, Patricia Muckleston, Alan Peters, Plelfle Ward, Krrol Shaw, Jimmie Spear, Regina Smith, Bobby Stokesbary, Judy Strauss, Alice Taylor, Michael Thomas, George Warner, Roger Wells, Pasqual Xamora, Jo Ann Zering, Salvador Luna, and Sharon Irick. Assisting Mrs. Lee with the party were Miss Virginia Wilson, teacher of the kindergarten and Mrs. M. R. Walt, her assistant, Mrs. Mae Wiggins and Mrs. Ann Shubin. Three Pigeons Found by Local Persons Three carrier pigeons, one injured, have been found by Bakersfield residents within the past few days. Mrs. Burt Green of Real Road now holds the injured bird, whose serial number is J9950. Mrs. Green may be reached by telephoning 8-8505. The. other two birds were found at the First Baptist Church by G. F. Hendricks. Mr. Hendricks reports that one bird has a green band on one leg and a celluloid band with the number 4 on the other leg. The other pigeon has a rubber band numbered 335 and a. metal band numbered 44D4958SAU on its legs. Anyone knowing the correct owners of these two birds is asked to call 3-0646. Former Police Chief to Retire in June Charles G. Stone, a former chief of police in Bakersfield and founder of the city and county bureaus of investigation, has announced in Sacramento that he will retire in June as chief of the state bureau of criminal identification and investigation, according to the Associated Press. Air. Stone was with the Bakersfield police department for a number of years and was chief for two years. Local Man Is With Red Cross in Brazil Floyd W. Johnson of this city, luia arrived in Brazil to serve the armed forces as an American Red Cross assistant field director, according to word received from Red Cross national headquarters. Until his overseas assignment, Johnson served with the Red Cross at Camp Irwin, the United Status Marine Corps Air Station, Santa Barbara, arid Muroc Army Air Field. ARCIIINAL PROMOTED Herman Louis Archinal, 340 Haven Drive, Arvin, received a temporary promotion from major to lieutenant colonel and was ordered to active duty with the United States Army by the war department. Anmver to Prevlou Punle AUTHOR HORIZONTAL 1 Pictured author and playwright, 13 High card 14 Sides of mountains 15 Age 16 Short letter 18 Mast 19 Part of flower 20 Half an em 21 Also 23 Anger 29 One (Scot.) 26 Pole 27 Beverage 29 Stay upright 31 He has written a number of 34 Scatter 35 Ocean 3612 monthf (Pi.) 39 Beg 41 Fish eggs 42 Bright color 43 Mother 45 Limb 47 Pedal digit 48 Book value (ab.) 50 Great Lake 52 Sicilian mountain 55 Scarce 57 Account (ab.) 58 Native of Spanish America 80 Standard of value 61 He is author ot" «•«_« ** VERTICAL 1 Recede 2 Idol 3 Permit 4 Exists 5 Too 6 Cleaning device 7 Health resort 8 Pertaining to air (prefix) 9 Rupees (ab.) 10 Still 11 Space 12 Cognomen 17 British school 19 Transact sale 22 Unusual 24 Knock 26 Electronic device 28 Simplified 29 Pen 30 Golf device 32 Yes 33 Sorry 37 Part in pla> 38 Observe 39 For 40 Sneer 43 Flesh food 44 Architectural unit 46 Bacterium 47 Soft mineral 48 Nail 49 Extremely 51 Frozen water 53 Beverage 54 Negative won 56 Mimic 58Cubic (ab.) 59 Dawn (comb form) DANCE EVERY SATURDAY MIGHT BEARDSLEY DANCE PAVILION -Where They All Go for Fun" Beardsley Dance Orchestra Admission SOc, Plus Tax Dancing 9 to 1 John Conant invented the Cook Stove Pal patented the) Hollow Ground Blade for coolor, quicker, "Foalher Touch" shaving • f IT AU IIOUUI RAZOIS ntFICTlY • WAR WORKERS NEEDED by E. J. DuPont Company Hanford Engineering Works Pasco, Washington Transportation Advanced Attractive Scale of Wages 54-Hour Week—Time and One-Half Over 40 Hours Following Workers Needed: Sheet Metal Workers Protective Firemen Boiler Firemen Truck Drivers Laborers Living Facilities for Employed People Only Workers Now Employed In Defense War Industry Will Not Be Considered Company Representative Will Interview Applicants October 12 Through October 20 Apply at U. S. Employment Service 1300 Seventeenth Street Phone 6-6041 for Further Information ' The exciting drama of o nation'* greatest ml Breath-taking tpecfacfef 87 rousing songtI 200 mighty ttf« A co.f of 12,0001 FHE STIRRING STORY OF ONE FAMILY...FOR ALL FAMILIES! THE MIGHTIEST DRAMA OF OUR TIME,.. FOR ALL TIME! HENRY KING Written for th« Scre«n by LAMAR TROTTI THE BIGGEST EVENT IN 5O Starts Today Mo 1S« 7fl« Bakersfield 3 Shows Saturday and Sunday NIGHT PRICES ALL DAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY Matinee 2:15 p. m. Night 8:15 p. m. Aflulta .. 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