The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 16, 1944 · Page 9
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Bakersfield, California
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Monday, October 16, 1944
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Wool men Endorse CCC Plan Extension of Wool Purchase Program Sought by Growers A resolution that the Commodity Credit Corporation wool purchase program be extended to June 30, 1945, was made by the Kern County Wool Growers Association at a meeting, Saturday, at the office of Frank Noriega, 531 Surnner street. '"- The group, which met at 10 n. m. for nn all-day meet, voted that a copy of the resolution, extending the program to include the 10-15 wool clipping, be sent to Lawrence Myers, vice-president of the CCC, Department of Agriculture, Washington, I). C., for further action. Pascal Ansolabehere was re-elected president of the association, and will be assisted by Ray Eyherabide. vice- president; and Frank Noriega, secretary; who were also re-elected at the session. Control Problem Also discussed at the meeting wag the predatory animal control problem. In conferring with Lewis A. Burlch, agricultural commissioner, the group was assured the commissioner's support in the request of a fund to obtain more trappers in Kern county. This proposition will be referred to the Board of Supervisors for its approval. In the meantime, it was suggested sheepmen make rounds of their property and distribute poison for predatory control. Special guests of the day were introduced at the 10 o'clock luncheon. They included Dr. A. C. Rosenberg, supervising veterinarian livestock inspector; Juan Arrachi, Lancaster; Harqy Crosson, manager of the Kern County Bank; George Hay, manager of the East Bakersfield branch of the Anglo Bank. Other guests were: Walter Gray, Standard Oil Company; Louis Roch- for, El Tejon ranch; Marshall Bond, former president of the California Wohl Growers 'Association; Milton Fetheller, Commodity Credit Corporation; W. P. Wing, secretary of the state wool growers association: Chris Twisselmann, Shandon; Henry Evans, ; Inyokern; Mr. and . Mrs. Pedro Arro, of Fresno; William Elgar, Al Holman, L,.McNeely, CJ E. "VV'ykes,, Southern Pacific; and John ^('r; "of the immigration depart- ''merit. Frank Estribou acted as master of ceremonies during the luncheon, , Oppose Proposition No. 11 In a release distributed at the ! meeting, it was urged that the wool| growers oppose proposition No. 11 on the November election ballot. • This is the "$60 at 60" proposed bill. , Various other opinions and wool sta- '•. tistics were included in the release. According to Jesse Jones, secretary of commerce, there is no deficit in the United States wool supply at present. He states there is 1,200,' 000,000 pounds on hand. Decline Expected The report also stated that A. W. Zelomek, editor of Textile Apparel Analysis/says, "World wool consumption outside the United States will gain somewhat after the war, the increase depending partly on the extent to which textile facilities in occupied Europe have been destroyed. However, the United States has been a major consumer during the war period and a declining trend may be expected in 1945. The supply is greater than following the last war and a longer period was required to liquidate it. In the meantime, It •will continue to overhang markets and cause pressure on prices." ' Smaller district meetings of wool- growers associations are being held this year to supplement the larger annual state meeting. This action is being taken because of the request for curtailment of travel by the Office of Defense Transportation. WOOL GROWERS PLEDGE WAR CHEST SUPPORT Support of the 1944 War Chest ' drive was assured by the Kern County Wool Growers at a meeting Saturday, at the office of Frank Noriega, secretary of*' the Kern Wool i Growers Association, it was an- i noimced today. Soliciting contributions for sheep- i men will be under the supervision of William Elgar, general chairman of the local War Chest drive. CLIMAXSEEN IN WAR CHEST DRIVE TEAMS SLATE PLANS AT HOTEL LUNCHEON Determined onslaught of teams of workers to get $54,822 into the Bakersfield Community War Chest by Wednesday night was made today at a noon luncheon, building up to the 1 climax of the local campaign on Wednesday night when it is anticipated $120,000 will be«ear-marked for service to servicemen and women, prisoners' aid and war relief as a gift from this community. "Too many $1 and $3 contributions are being- received and every citizen should remember that 29 agencies in- ceding seven local ones are expect; Ing donations from the local citizenry," said Del Branch, representative of the National War Chest who urged individuals to revalue ftieir donations and make pledges that can be paid over the entire year in payments to the chest fund. Dr. Frederick Woellner, of the University of California, was announced us today's luncheon speaker with Klwanls club as the host organization. Chaplain Hugo List, of Minter "Field, who saw service in the south Pacific will be the speaker for the final dinner on Wednesday night at the hotel. Ray Dempsey, organization chairman, will present the awards to the 100 per cent organizations at that time. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 16 Former Local Rector Will Speak in City REVEREND MORGAN WILL BE HONORED AT RECEPTION The Reverend Edward Morgan, rector of St. Paul's' Episcopal Church during the important years of 1898 to 1905 when the present charming church edifice was built, arrived in Bakersfield today, and will speak Wednesday night on "England at War." The talk will precede a reception in his honor at the parish house, sponsored by the church vestry. All interested persons, especially friends of the honor guests, are bidden to the 8 o'clock lecture and to the social function following, according to the Reverend Ralph H. Cox, rector. The visitor will remain a week, renewing old friendships and fill- Ing other speaking engagements. He has been occupying a pulpit at Palo Alto, and previous to that was pastor of a church in Papa county. His knowledge of England is an extensive as well as a personal one, the speaker having spent much time in that country. He is a native of Cork, Ireland. Mrs. Wallace Pack and Mrs. Percy T. Neate, co-chairmen of general arrangements for the reception, have called a meeting for this afternoon at 2 p. m. at the Ncate residence, 105 H street, to complete arrangements. Mrs. Otis Hymer, gifteB mezzo soprano solist, will sing, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Laura Nichols, church organist. Mrs. Hymer will sing "Water Boy." "John Peel," an old English hunting song, and the Lord's Prayer. eATTLESALE NETS $19,665 400 BUYERS PRESENT AT GUERNSEY AUCTION With nearly 400 buyers and spectators present, 52 purebred Guernsey cattle were sold for a total of $19,665 at the invitational auction sale held at the Bakersfield High School farm Saturday under joint sponsorship of the California Guernsey Cattle Club members and the Bakersfield High School chapter of the Future Farmers of America. Averaging bids of $.178 per animal, the highest bid was $1000 for a cow owned by the Bakersfield High School farm which was sold to the San Carlos Dairy near Santa Barbara, it was reported by Howard K. Dickson, head of the Kern County Union High School district agriculture department and supervisor of the auction sale. The highest-price paid for a bull Was $800; paid by the Bakersfield High School farm for a bull purchased from the Adohr stock farms near Tarzana. Second highest-priced bull was one purchased by Paul Paul, Fresno, from the San Carlos Farm for $775. With Charles Adams, Alhambra, serving as auctioneer, and Mr. Dickson calling attention of the buyers to the qualifications of the Guernsey cattle, the auction proceeded with all the colorful enthusiasm traditional with such affairs. Assisting Mr. Adams were George Billings and John Mersch, while In charge of leading animals around the auction ring in front of the auctioneer's stand were Jack Hale, of the Boyd Farm, Yuba City; and Antone Shonne, Valley. Barnegat Dairy, Grass Also assisting in handling details at the auction were members of the Bakersfield High School and Junior College agriculture faculty, including John L. Knight, Carter Phair, Harry L. Holmes, Ben Sutton, Robert L. Shreve, Gilbert Hutchings, Walter Stiern. Other agriculture instructors from schools of the Kern County Union High, School district also were present. Increasing its purebred Guernsey herd, the Bakersfield High School farm, through Mr. Dickson, purchased four head of cattle Saturday, including one bull and three heifers. Two head of cattle were purchased by the Shafter High School farm. Mr. Knight assisted individual Future Farmers in their bidding, with several head of cattle purchased. Preceding the invitational sale, which, according to Mr. Dickson, is expected to become an annual event, a meeting of Guernsey cattle breeders was held Friday evening at Hotel El Tejon, with 28 representatives present. The Bakersfield High School and Junior College chapter of the Future Farmers of America and the high school farm were singled out during the meeting for special commendation for the efforts in sponsoring the Purebred Guernsey auction sale Jointly with the the California Guernsey Cattle Club. PIONEERS—Kern county pioneers were honored at a tea at Woman's Clubhouse Sunday by Native Sons and Daughters. Among those present were, seated, (left to right) Mrs. C. B. Jones, Daniel Burke, Mrs. Christine Ashe, Mrs. Mary Lewis, Mrs. H. P. Bender, D. R. Spangler and in charge of the, affair were, (standing, left to right) James Pensinger, president of Native Sons; Mrs. Fred Alippi, president of Native Daughters, and Mrs. W. B. Fote and A. T. Borges, chairman in charge of arrangements. THRONG ATTENDS PIONEERTEA EIGHTH ANNUAL EVENT HELD AT CLUB HOUSE By ALICE ROSSI More than 175 participants, including pioneers, members of the parlors, and other guests, gathered in the Bakersfield Woman's Club Sunday afternoon in celebration of the the eighth annual Pioneer Tea. The event was sponsored by the Native Daughters and Native Sons of the Golden West with Mrs. W. B. Fote and A. T. Borges in charge of arrangements. In issuing invitations to the pioneers, the parlor identified the guests to be those who have lived here for 50 years or more. The program for the occasion Included several piano solos by Mrs. Robert Stauffer, the presentation of the flag by the drill team, Mrs. W. G. Rea, Jr.. and Miss Lucy Super- tino as flagbearers: introduction of the two parlor presidents, Mrs. Fred Alippi and James Pensinger, Jr.; a. vocal, "Star Spangled Banner," William Stine; military drill by the Native Daughter drill team; songs by Mr. Stine, several dance numbers by Billy Hunter and Marie Ridgreway, of the Stage Door Dance Studio; introduction of the pioneers and honor guests. The latter part of the afternoon was spent dancing to the music, of the Barn Owl Orchestra under the direction of George Lafoon. Refreshments were also served. Among grand officers and honored visitors introduced weer Mrs. Walter Kane, supervising district deputy grand president of El Tejon Parlor and of Miocene Parlor, of Taft; Miss Supertino, deputy grand president of El Tejon Parlor; Ralph Hinderliter, deputy grand president of the Native Sons; John Shortridge, deputy grand president-at-large of the Sons. Mr. Shortridge also served as master of ceremonies during the afternoon. Also introduced was Mrs. H. C. Gardner, president of the Bakersfield Woman's Club. The pioneers who were in attendance and introduced at the event were: Messrs, and Mesdames James Perry, E. V. Hale, Sim Dunham, Ralph Sanders, Hubert Adams, Morris Borgwardt, W. A. Clendenen, Will-, iam Stine, George Morris, R. E. Galloway, Johnny Jones, Frank Latta, H. F. Knight, W. W. Ramage, Robert McGee. Ralph Brewer; Mesdames Nettie Boen, Emma Carver, Lulu Pascoe, Ella Bouchard, Margaret Brinkman, Margaret Richardson, Janie BaKpr, E. M. Ashe, M. Lewis, Cora Bowen. Mary Cobb, Kay Kincer, Mary H. Kamrau, Clara Kent, Lillian Beardsley, Mattie Miller, Margaret Dale, Marie Finn, Laura Belkant, Maude Spurlin, Pearl Grant, Mae Butterfield, Pearl Knapp, Clara Ingram, Julia C. Wessel, Ursula Sails, Matie Olin, Carrie Cook, Frank Price, Madge Smith, Mary Lyons, Dora Hedrich, Millie Phelan, Frank Cesmat, Eliza Pinnell, Jessie Parish, Clara Slebert, Mae Williams, Hallie Bowman, Frank Wiseman, Mary Lavers, Jessie Schneider, Minnie Heath, John Green, Martha Ellen Cheney, Catherine Dodenhoff, Elizabeth Tibbett, Cora Bender, Jennie Jones, May Hanning and Margaret McCutchen. Misses Edna Adams, Marianna Bohna, Theresa Cortl and Hattle Carlock and Messrs. Alfred Harrell, E. R. Spangler, James H. Pensinger, Sr., W. S. Webster, Henry Mattson, Sam Ashe, Dan Burke, William Mays, Clarence White and Jerry Shields. All-Time Depth Record Set in South Coles Levee Field Drilling ahead at 15,500 feot, Standard of California has set an all-time depth record oil operations at its KCL 20-13 in the west edge of South Coles Levee field, Kern county. The former world's record depth of 15,279 feet was reached earlier this year in Pecos county, west Texas. The previous California record, 15,004 feet, was made near Wasco, in 1938. KCL 20-13 is a part of Standard's intensive program to endeavor to find new crude oil production for war needs. While the well has not yet produced, drilling is going ahead to explore the deeper zone possibilities. Wells in this general area produce from the Stevens zone sands (Miocene Age) at approximately 9000 feet. Below the Stevens, geologists are seeking other zones such as the Vedder sand which Is productive .at much shallower depths along the east side of the San Joaquin valley. If the well is productive in its lower measures the discovery would be one of the most Important exploration developments in recent California oil history. The well is located approximately three-quarters of a mile to the west of the productive limits of the South Coles Levee field. Specifically, it is 332.77 feet south and 329.44 feet eust of the west quarter corner of Section 5; Township 31, south: Range 25 east, M. D. B. & M. Ground level elevation is 488 feet and at that point one may look over Buena Vista lake, the lowest spot in Kern county. Spudded in July, 1943 KCL 20-13 was spudded in on July 31, 1943. Almost 14 months later, September 29, 1944, the then existing state record depth was equalled and passed. Drilling and coring had continued since that date. At the outset a 15M- inch hole was drilled to 1188; a 10%-lnch hole was carried to 10,999; from the latter point to the present bottom, 15,065 a 5%-inch hole has been drilled. Three and one-half inch drill pipe is being used at the present time. Frequent checks have been made and at no time has the hole been more than 3 degrees off vertical. Two strings of casing: are cemented In the hole at the present time; 11% inches is cemented at 1188; and a 7 Inch string Is ce mented at 10,999. The drilling operation is particu larly significant because no special Continued on Pane Fifteen FOI T R GENERATIONS—Attending the annual Pioneer Tea, sponsored by Native Sons and Native Daughters of the Golden West, were four generations of a local family. They include (left to right) Mrs. R. C. Brown, daughter of Mrs. C. B. Jones and sister of Walter Johnston; Mrs. Jones, great-grandmother of the baby; Mrs. Joseph Xambo, daughter of Mr. Johnston and mother of 2-week-old Patricia Zambo, and Mr. Johnston, grandfather of the baby. New Ceilings Set on Gas, Kerosene in OPA Ruling All San Joaquin oil refineries will he affected by a new regulation passed by the Office of Price Administration recently which will provide dollars-and-cents ceilings for sales of gasoline and kerosene, f. o. h. refineries and tanker terminals from four California refinery areas to the armed forces, the Foreign Economic CANDIDATE WILL SPEAKTHURSDAY BRICKER, WARREN TO APPEAR AT STADIUM City and county officials have been bidden to greet Governor Earl Warren of Sacramento and Governor John H. Bricker, of Ohio, Republican candidate for the vice-presidency of the United States, Thursday morning upon their arrival in Bakersfield. Coming by special train, the men, accompanied by their wives and a large delegation of traveling companions, are scheduled to arrive at the Santa Fe depot at Administration and federal agencies making purchases under treasury procurement supply contracts, it was announced today. , The other three areas affected are Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ventura and Santa Barbara. Specific ceiling prices for petroleum products in five western states, including California, were also announced by the administration. The ceilings will become effective Thursday. The new prices replace "freeze" type ceilings in Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, as well as California, and apply at all major distribution levels except at service stations. OPA said the specific ceilings "will cause some changes in the existing prices of a few sellers," but that the general level of prices will remain about the same. The schedule covers the following sales by refiners and other distributors: Tank wagon sales of gasoline to dealers; tank wagon sales of kerosene to dealers and domestic consumers; tank wagon sales of P. S. (Pacific specification) 100 stove oil fuel and P. S. 200 diesel and furnace fuel )il; truck-and-trailer deliveries of P. S. 100 and 200 fuel oil to all purchasers; and tank car deliveries of P. S. 100 and 200 fuel oil to all purchasers. Tank wagon ceilings for the five states are established at the maximum prices of the "reference seller" —Standard Oil of California—while truck-and-trailer ceilings will be three-quarters of a cent a gallon under tank wagon prices and tank car ceilings will be one cent a gallon under tank wagon. Exceptions provide that: 1. Sellers whose tank wagon maximum prices for P. S. 100 and 200 fuel oils have been higher than the reference seller's ceilings may continue to charge such higher prices provided they file with OPA's Los Angeles office by November 1 a written statement showing their maximum prices and the basis in detail for determining them. 2. Specific dollar-and-cents ceilings are affixed for tank-wagon sales of P. S. 100 fuel in Los Angeles and nearby areas, as follows: On deliveries of 75 gallons or more, 6 cents a gallon in Alhambra, Artesla. El Segundo, Glendale. Long Beach, Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Pedro, Whittier, and Inglewood; B.25 cents in Azusa, Huntington Beach and San Fernando. One cent a. gallon may be added on deliveries of less than 75 gallons. Mrs. Ross to Talk for Jewish Council Mrs. Murray Rosa of Los Angeles, author of children's books and newspaper writer, will speak on "The Problems of Your Council Section," when Kern County Council of Jew- Ish . Women convenes at p. m. Tuesday at the community center, 1600 H street. The meeting Is open to all members and friends. Mrs. Harold Zimmerman and Mrs M. Rubin head the dinner arrangements committee. Mrs. Jerome Mel vin is president of the council. 8 o'clock. Both Governor Warren, a former Bakersfield resident, and Governor Bricker will speak at Griffith stadium at 9:30 o'clock. In the event of rain, the public program will be presented in the Fox theater instead of the stadium, according- to announcement made today by Lawrence Lake, chairman of the reception committee. Assisting Mr. Lake with arrangements are Daniel J. Roche, Harold Fox and James K. Thrasher. A conference with local campaign workers will precede the public program at which both Governor Bricker and Governor Warren will speak. Incomplete plans include a parade of automobiles through the streets of Bakersfield, and the present schedule indicates that during the visit of the official party in Bakersfield, the special train will be moved from the Santa Fe to the Southern Pacific depot for departure. The party will stop In Tulare at noon, where Governor Bricker will make a platform address to residents of that community. The train will continue north to Fresno, where a mammoth reception is planned for the afternoon and evening by members of the G. O. P. and their friends. Governor Warren will enjoy re newing friendships and acquaintances in Bakersfield, where he lived for many years as a school boy and young man and was active in school and musioal activities. WITH US TODAY Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Huyhurst, Pueblo, Colo. Visiting. Padre hotel. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Warm, Bellingham, Wash. Visiting. Padre hotel. Mrs. B. F. Reinaner and Charles Rcinaner, Glenrock, N. J. Visiting. Bakersfield Inn. Mrs. Minnie Hiner and .Mrs. Irene Downey, Portland, Ore. Business. Hotel £1 Tejon. Rent Law Banned by Board Supervisors Abolish Control Ordinance in Unanimous Vote The county rent control ordinance was repealed this morning by unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors. It was decided that, since the ordinance was declared void by Superior Judge Robert B. Lambeth last week, it would be more expedient to repeal it and permit the Office of Price Aduili.istrntion to take over local rent control than to appeal the decision. Supervisor Hoy Woollonies made the motion for repeal, and Supervisor Charles Whinner seconded it. ".Some kind of rent control is necessary," said Chairman A. W. Noon, "for the protection of renters and those landlords who do not want to take advantage of the situation." Chairman Noon said that, in his opinion, the rent control ordinance had worked very well in keeping rents here in line. OPA officials in Fresno have Indicated to Norbert Baumgarten, county counsel, that a rent control system will be established here under OPA direction. The OPA has been notified of the action of the board this morning, Mr. Baumgarten said. Supervisor \Vimmer said that the board was not certain at the time of passing the ordinance whether or not it would be upheld if a test case should be brought to court, but local control of rents was considered desirable. The supervisors agreed that, under the circumstances, the only course, of action was to repeal the ordinance and permit the OPA to take over. For this reason, Mr. Noon recommended that the board act immediately rather than take the time necessary to appeal the decision. The board decided to ask the bureau of labor statistics tc^make a survey on rents in this area. Other business at the Board of Supervisors meeting included appointment of Glenn Campbell as constable for the Seventeenth Township to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Constable Frank Henson. An appeal was read from the board of education of the city schools requesting employment by the department of motor vehicles of traffic guards at the school crossings on 9!) Highway opposite Hawthorne and Union schools. A resolution was passed endorsing amendment 10 on the November ballot providing for raising of salaries of certain officials during their term of office. The hoard approved a request to install linoleum flooring at the county building In Wasco. The floor had been damaged by a. recent fire, and, therefore, a portion of the cost will be paid by insurance. Loans to two school districts were approved, to Twin Oaks in the amount of $1000, and to Lebec, $2000. Lease Okayed A lease was approved on 40 acres of land in the Fourth supervisorial district, known as Apache Camp. A request was read asking installation of a water pressure system at the county dog pound. The request stated that the plumbing there does not work well now due to low water pressure. Approximate cost was estimated at $450. Action on the matter was postponed. An invitation was received from Alexander Heron of the reconstruction and re-employment commission in Sacramento asking that a member of the board attend a conference in the state capital October 18. Several members of grade SB from Emerson School attended the board of supervisors meeting, had the workings of the board explained to them and observed the board in action. —Plwto by Kay Prailier DIRECTOR—Directing the Community theater production "Claudia" to be presented tonight and Tuesday at Washington School auditorium, is Rert Brown, veteran worker with the local group. "CLAUDIA" ML OPEN AJLSCHOOL COMMUNITY THEATER OPENS NEW SEASON Directing "Claudia," which he characterizes as "warm and human, and enormously effective as entertainment." Bert Brown has a background of Community theater experience which is contributing toward a fine directing job for the first play of the season being offered tonight and Tuesday at the Washington School auditorium. Curtain will be at 8:15 p. m. Bert Brown has had both acting and directing experience in the last few years with the local theater group, his most recent directing responsibility being that of co-producer of "Dark Eyes," presented last spring. He has taken roles in the recent productions, "Outward Bound," "Night of January Sixteenth." "My Sister Eileen/' and Room Service." Prior to his dramatic work here, Mr. Brown studied at Fresno State College, participating in the Fresno Community theater. Enthusiastic about "Claudia" as a Community Theater offering. Director Brown remarked that: "In 'Claudia' you meet an attractive group of people that you'd never have the luck to meet elsewhere. The play is a happy mixture of tears and laughter, which I feel audiences always relish." In directing the play, Mr. Brown finds the contrast of Claudia and her young husband, David, an especially challenging task, with Claudia being unpredictable at all times, when David sustains her with understanding and tolerance. A complete contrast to the young married couple of the play, remarked Mr. Brown, are the two characters of Julia, Claudia's elder sister, and Daruschka, the temperamental opera star, women of the world and sophisticated. This colorful contrast between the different characters in "Claudia" is one of the play's appealing qualities, ho added. Mrs. John Pearson, in charge of ticket arrangements, announced that mav still be obtained at Tracy's Music Store, the Yarn Shop or at Bakersfield High School, <>r and .tonight. Tuesday evening at the box office of the school auditorium. Fritts' Announce Birth of Daughter Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Fritts of San Mateo, announce the birth of a daughter, Virginia Harrell Fritts, today in San Mateo. The new arrival is a granddaughter of Mrs. AV. F. Chlpman of San Francisco and a great-granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Harrell. She is the first girl of the fourth generation. Flier Is Killed in Car Crash Lt. George Valencia Victim of Accident on West Side Highway Lieutenant George Valencia, Jr., 21, Gardner Field instructor, and son of Mr. and Mrs. George Valencia, 200 Lincoln street, Bakersfield, was killed today at 12:10 a. m. when his car collided with a two-ton truck driven by James L. Chesser, 38, Cuyama, 2 miles south of Taft on the Taft- Maricopa Highway, according to the California Highway Patrol. His companion, Miss Hortense Curtis, 013 Woodrow street, Taft, suffered, minor injuries ond was taken to Taft Community Hospital. Passengers in the truck, John Campbell. IS. and Travis Cook, 19, both of .Shafter, were unhurt, the Gardner Field public relation office reports. The body is at Payne and Son VICTIM OP COLLISION—Lieutenant George Valencia, Jr., of Bakersfield, was killed Sunday night when his car collided with a truck on the highway between Gardner Field and Taft. Chapel pending coroner's inquest and funeral arrangements. Surviving Lieutenant Valencia, besides his parents, is a sister, Gloria Valencia. 200 Lincoln street. Born in Bakersfield December 13, 1922. the young lieutenant attended Bakersfield High School and Junior College, where he was well known for his athletic prowess, and U. C. L. A. He took his preflight training at Santa Ana, primary at Blythe and basic at Gardner Field, receiving his commission at Luke Field, Ariz., March, 1944. Three in Hospital Three are in Mercy Hospital today with minor Injuries following a non- collision automobile turnover Sunday-at 6 p. m. on Shafter Highway, Continued on Page Fifteen RECENT GRAni'ATE Among those graduating from an intensive course of basic engineering at recent service schools exercises at Great Lakes, 111., was Benjamin G. Stock, Jr., 24, 1308 Ogden street. Cotton Prices, Spot Market Activity Decline for Week Cotton prices and spot market activity declined this week, according to reports received by the War Food Administration and released for the western area by W. B. Lanham, director, of the cotton division. The crops reporting board's forecast on October 9 predicted production of 11,953,000 bales based on October 1 conditions. This was an increase of 4 per cent above the September forecast and 8 per cent above the August forecast. .A new high record yield of 284.6 pounds per acre was indicated. Ginnlngs prior to October 1 were equivalent to about 34 per cent of the indicated crop against 52 per cent a year earlier. Ginnlngs through September 30 were lower in grade but longer In staple than for the same period last year. Unfavorable weather and labor shortages are siyd to be retarding harvesting and ginning especially In the central mates, and Texas and Oklahoma. Spot Sales Decline' Prices in the 10 spot markets for middling 15/16-inch averaged 21.65 cents per pound on Friday, October 13, against 21.71 a week earlier and 20.)8 a year ago. Spot sales in the 10 markets declined sharply to 245,700 bales. Last week reported sales were 321,000 bales and a year earlier 228,000. Farmers were reported to be selling rather freely In the central and eastern portions of the belt, but are holding considerable cotton In the western sections. Mills were In the market for limited quantities of medium qualities for both prompt and forward shipment. Merchant and shipper demand was reported fairly strong for better qualities. The Commodity Credit Corporation reported loans on about 160,000 bales of 1944 cotton through October 7. Repayments amounts to less than 2500 bales. Western Markets Active Western markets were reported again moderately active. However, the volume of Upland cotton moving Into trade channels was somewhat less than last week. Trading In the 1943-44 crop .equities continued to dominate activity In most areas and producers were said to be offering the desired descriptions at prices ranging up to $6 per halo for the higher grades in staples through 1-3/32. Spot prices for new crop Upland cotton were generally reflecting- the new loan levels based on 95 per cent of parity. However, farmers were still not offering qualities of the current crop in any substantial volume. There have been no definite Indications to date regarding the manner In which producers intend disposing of the current crops. The reports .said that cotton Is beginning to accumulate rapidly on glnyards in some territories because of the scarcity of warehouse space. Domestic mill interest was comparatively light and centered mainly around grades strict low middling and above in staples 1 1/16 and 1 3/32. Inquiries for both prompt and deferred shipment were few, according to reports. The development of business was described as slow and offerings were generally light since mill prices for qualities In demand were still considered to be below the level at which shippers can merchandise cotton advantageously. Weather Conditions Favorable Weather conditions were reported favorable throughout the western production areas and crop progress was satisfactory. There were reports during the week reflecting the increasing tightness of the labor situation. This applied not only to the pickers, but also to gin crews. Cotton price quotation released today based on the reports to the office of distribution and relate to qualities equal to the official cotton standards. The figure prices per pound add premiums, (plus) to and subtract discounts, (minus) from December New York futures. Points are in hundredths of a cent per pound, (100 points equal one cent) The quotations for Bakersfield- Frasno-Tulare territories are for cotton in mixed lots, f. o. b. gin yards, and are as follows: s.M M Staple Points I'olnt 1" i-i/:u" 1-1/18" 1-1/8 " 1-5/33" -81) + 110 •f3J!> 4-160 -1UII 1-200 H-360 SI.M Point* -IMu -L'li .175 . 1*5 + 30 MURDER CHARGE FILED IN SHOOTING McDANIELS FORMALLY CHARGED IN DEATH A murder charge was filed today against Ed McDanlels, accused of shooting a Stockton labor contractor after an argument over a card game October 9, according to Deputy District Attorney Roland W r oodruff. The charge was filed In the Sixth Township Court and the defendant was arraigned before Judge Stewart Magee at 2:30 p. m. today, Mr. Woodruff said. Arlena Morris, widow of the vie* tim. Lenon Morris, 3. 1 !, signed the complaint, according to the district attorney's office. McDanlels is accused of shooting Morris three times after an argument which started when the defendant accused the victim of cheating at cards, according to McDaniels' story to Mr. Woodruff, the deputy district attorney said. , The coroner's Inquest Saturday established the fact that the fatal shot was the last, fired when the victim had his back to the defendant and was running out of the door of the card room in back of an establishment on Lakeview road, Mr. Woodruff said. Coroner N. C. Houze returned a verdict of death by shooting with homicidal intent. The victim was a labor contractor from Stockton who was In Bakersfield to recruit tomato pickers, the widow said at the inquest. The defendant, 61, has lived in Kern county for the past two years, Mr. Woodruff said. Mr. Woodruff said that there is also possibility of robbery in tho case, since the victim when found had his pocket turned inside out and empty, and the defendant had in his possession money which Morris is alleged to have won, Mr. Woodruff added. Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument Display Near the Office Phone 7-7185 IS, -

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