The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 17, 1944 · Page 8
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 8

Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, October 17, 1944
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g Tuefefry, October 17,1944 tKfje Itefcerrffelb Calffotitfatt SHARING ItaftrifeSHEARS By MAE SAUNDERS This little piece will he entitled "women's free pnterfpriso." Despite the welcome that women have been Riven in business and Industry, there can he no doubt that many employers will decide that women's place is elsewhere after the war, when some of the pressing wartime jobs nre completed and men back from the battlefrnnts will be seeking jobs. There is a consensus that many women will want to return to their home?, but there will be women who will not have that happy haven to look to, namely war widows with one or two children to support, women with parents to support because sons have Kiven their lives overseas, the oldest sister who will have to see younger ones educated because "dad" didn't come bark. Some oC these women will have to seek a future in industry or business, so why shouldn't some of these women who are now Rain- inpr experience in various offices, look forward to a little free enterprise. Now is the time for women to estimate what business or enterprise is needed In their community, to think about how to finance it, and learn the fundamentals necessary for such business. Men often follow this trail to business success so why not women? Some women are not confident that they have the business ability to manaRe their own business. Some men have not either, but seeinp a workable plan, they often seek the advice of bankers, hire a part-time bookkeeper, or study the financial tangles until it becomes clear. Women can do the same. The postwar era can certainly profit from many small businesses and services that have been practically nil during wartime. Sometimes a woman has only been able to concoct a better jar of marmalade, make a better box of candy, design a better dress or hat, think of a. way of making other women beautiful, think of a new way of serving attractive food in order to whirl into real financial success. \Ve are told that America is "vision unlimited," so women, who usually have more imagination than men anyway, can have an opportunity. All they need is self- ccmtidence to start out. They should begin their postwar planning right now to study how to launch that florist shop, run a. community canning center, set up a charm school, give hostess service, shopping service, cleaning service or whatever. You really won't even neeil a shoestring to start on, because pumps are now In vogue. Just go out and pump up your own confidence. Plaintiff Wins Suit Over Safe Deposit Box Diane Smallwood, resident of this city, has received notice of entry of judgment in her favor in two eases against Lawson G. Collins, another local resident, as administrator of the estate of John H. Collins, deceased, as result of trial on September 26 before Judge Harry W. JPulcifer in Oakland. Miss Smallwood sued to gain possession of an account and the contents of a safe deposit box in a West Oakland bank, claiming that Collins In his lifetime had made a gift of the property to her. Frederick E. Hoar was attorney tor the successful plaintiff. ARRAIGNED Warren Buck was arraigned in Judge Stewart Magee's Sixth Town- chip Court yesterday on a charge of statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl. He was held to answer to the Superior Court, and bail was set at $3000, which was not furnished. The defendant is a worker at Inyokern naval ordnance base. Wage Board Reviews Kern Raise Request Recommendation that there be a 15 cents per box raise on the picking of naval oranges in Kern county, Fresno and Tulare counties and 30 to Uii cents on lemons is being reviewed today by the War Food Administration State Wage Board. The recommendation for the first wage ceiling on the naval harvest was submitted by growers of the three counties, while labor representatives advocated that the maximum wage he set at IS cents a box. W. W. Parker, Orange Cove, representing olive growers, said it was too late in the season to set a wage for that crop and reported that it was difficult to retain crows with a prevailing wage of 8!J cents an hour or $1 a box. Wage ceilings on all valley crops were recommended by R. I. French, Fresno, assistant manager of the California Grape Growers and Shippers Association. CAST—Mrs. Safety scolds her daughters, Look and Listen, when Franklin School boys presented a safety and lire prevention play at the school recently. In the cast were (left to right) Gordon Vigario, "Stop"; Pet.-r Bradford, "Miss Careless"; Charles Snail, "Look"; Billy Dixon, "Listen"; Paul Addams, "Mrs. Safety"; Lemuel Bundy, "Mr. Safety"; Dale Compton, Policeman, and John Loechner, Gardener. Claudia Proves Gay Piece at Little Theater Opening By MAE SAUNDERS "Claudia," comedy drama in three acts, as produced and played last night • by riakcrsfleld Community Theater thespians, is an acceptable piece of entertainment that should encourage theutcr-going for the season. Directed by Hurt llrown, the play h:is charm, nice shading, and good characterizations. One fault is a lack of necessary ebullience, particularly in the first act, where it is needed to contrast the happy candor of Claudia with her coming-of-age in the last act, and another is that sometimes the build of a scene to its climaxed is missed, most noticeably at the end of tin* second act. For the rest, the play rides smoothly and it is greatly indebted to a new player, Mrs. Lorraine Manna, as Claudia, whose characterization deftly carries the comedy to a conviction that living and loving are charming processes that evolve a sound philosophy. Her stage presence, voice and acting were all that Rose Fran ken might hav,e dreamed up for Claudia. Paul merman, another newcomer, did much to accent the warmth and tenderness oC the play, adding a rich sincerity to many scenes as the young husband, puzzled, foreboarlng, but understanding of Claudia's humor and mods. His talents were particularly outstanding in the last act, where he had leadership in many scenes. Smoothly-flowing and well-rounded charncterlzation was offered by Marlon DeCew, one of the theater's tested performers, who gave an emotional patina to the. play as Mrs. Brown, the mother of Claudia, who realizes both her daughter's charms and shortcomings. Needed sprightliness and gaiety was added to the comedy by Pauline O'liare, cast as the vivid and robust opera singer, Madame Daruschku, who collects farm houses in her stride as part of temperamental necessity. Although briefly in the show, she made a hearty and enjoyable imprint on the comedy. Mrs. ljucile Moses, who has frequently played in lead roles for the theater, added her experience and excellent qualities to the cast in the role of Julia, Claudia's sister-in-law. Her second entrance was also a significant addition to the play. Bel-nice Bradden as Bertha gave this player another opportunity to produce an excellent characterization, one more to bo added to her successes. Dick Clark, a little less certain in opening scenes, nevertheless came through with a good performance as Fritz. Burt Brown, the director, indicated his own versatility by stepping into the role of Jerry Seymour, the rural literary wolf who finds himself baffled by Claudia's candor. The play being given at the Washing Sfchool auditorium again tonight is deserving of a second audience of theater-goers looking for a pleasant evening. tl/flW ^ "7 / for cool witter nights BLANKET VALUES Nationally known blankets in choice of colors, $4 fl OK size, now ONLi CHATHAM 25% wool blnukcts in attractive pastel shades and 72xS4-inch size. Snociiilly priced at ONLY.... 70xOO-inch white cotton sheet blankets. ONLY Feather Pillows New fealher pillows . . . 20x2G-inch size, covered in good quality ticking. A rare value at $A AC ONLY pair HANDSOME COMFORTERS BAKERSFIELD Eighteenth and H Street* Phone 8-8541 EAST BAKERSFIELD 1028 Baker Street Phone 4-4981 TAFT •19-521 Center Street—Phone 98 Attractive comforter with all-wool filling, covered in a smart floral print cover. An extremely warm comforter SQ95 in the large 72x84-inch buy at ONLY. size. A real 8 n ' R.iciio Pro 1 'rams KPMC at 7:15 A. M. KPMC at 8:30 P. M. KERN at 7:00 A. M. KERN at 8:00 P. M. I KPMC at 12:00 Noon KERN at 12:88 P. Ji. WOELLNERTALKS ON BIBLESTORIES LITTLE-KNOWN PASSAGES POINTED BY SPEAKER Speaking on neglected episodes in the Bible, to bolster his theory that little-discussed passages are like roses blooming in the desert if the amateur Scripture reader will search for them in a spirit of fun and enlightenment, Dr. Frederic AVoellner, professor of education at University of California at Los Angeles launched Woman's Club P.ible section's program for the year. The lecture was given Monday afternoon in Woman's Club auditorium, with a large crowd in attendance. The year's subject, announced by Mrs. T. J. Clanin, presiding officer at the meeting, introduced by Mrs. Harry C. Gardner, club president, is "The Bib'le— a Olobal Challenge." "No man can come to his ethical majority unless he is acquainted with the fid books of the Bible." Doctor Woellner said, urging that the eternal and permanent truths be sought there, rather than just the letter of the book. Ho said that the 'pietistic' man is often the selfish man, and urged an attitude of joyousness — expectant, single in purpose and never to be deflected. Immediacy was stressed, the speaker believing that people often use interest in world movements as an "escape" from reality. Doctor AVoellner concluded his address with his own version of a letter of St. Paul: "Be a stimulant rather than a depressive, a lubricator rather than a friction-maker, control situations rather than be ver- whelmed by them, be genuinely wise rather than a 'quiz kid', advance on all four fronts rather than one. and don't take on protective coloration." Hearing Set in Card Game Murder Case Ed McDaniels, charged with murder, was arraigned yesterday afternoon in Judge Stewart Magee's Sixth Township Court. Date for the preliminary hearing was set at 10:30 a. m. October 26. The defendant was represented by Jackson Million, and the people by Assistant District Attorney Joseph Wooldridge. McDaniels is accused of killing Lenon Morris, Stockton labor contractor, following an argument over a card game October 9. Deputy District Attorney Roland Woodruff said the defendant told him he shot Morris three times. The coroner's inquest Saturday was informed that the fatal shot was fired while the victim had his back to McDaniels and was running away. Local Sergeant Gets Master Sergeant Vaughn J. Farlss, j 2-1, of 1908 East California avenue, ; airplane crew chief, has been | awarded the Distinguished Unit Badge as a member of a Fifteenth. A. A. F. Liberator bomber group.' The group entered the Italian campaign in January and has since completed more than 115 combat missions over such major Nazi targets as Ploesti, Munich, Steyr and Blechhammer. Is Easy to Clean! Just Rinsel No mu«»—no hill /' *•—"*% with a CORY Rod. / \ No elofhi. hookt. ; ipriogi. 8«M«r \ 11 /'J ; -« (^ »•«« i naul Fits Most Makes! URNER'S 2006 CHESTER COMMEND KERN FOR LOAN WORK COUNTY AIMS TO SET HIGH MARK IN NEW DRIVE Kern county received special commendation for Its work in the Fifth War Loan and is being 1 looked to for leadership in southern California again in the Sixth War Loan set for November 20 to December 16, according to members of the Kern county war finance committee that attended the southern California conference over the week-end in Los Angeles. J. J. Wilt, county chairman, Mrs. Wilt, Henry Elssler, Bakersfield war finance chairman, and Robert Strauss, chairman of the women's division for Kern county, attended the sessions and heard an address by Henry Morgenthau, secretary of the treasury. Even should the war end this year in Europe, we must continue the war in the Pacific and we are still faced with huge sums to prosecute the war, the secretary of the treasury told the war bond workers. "A war half won Is a job half done," the secretary said. "We can't stop selling and buying war bonds as long as there is still one enemy with a gun in his hand." Other Leaders Among other leaders from Washington, D. C., at the conference, the local group said, were Miss Harriet Elliott, special consultant to the treasury department; Dr. Maybelle Rlake, director o£ the women's activities; Robert Coyne, director of war finance; Thomas Lane, national director of advertising press and radio. Mr. Wilt attended the sub-conference on agriculture and administration, Mr. Eissler, the section on payroll savings and retailers'; and Mrs. Strauss the women's division and promotion and advertising sessions. Moulton Presides Robert Moulton, southern California chairman, presided at the southern California conference of war bond workers that followed. Kern county women were praised for their original idea, "Outfitting the outfit" that has grown to national proportions in the war bond campaigns, according to Dr. Maybelle Blake, now directing women's activities. KING GEORGE RETURNS LONDON, Oct. 17. W— Flying in a C-47 transport escorted by Spitfire fighters, King George VI returned to London last night after a five-day tour of battle areas in Holland and Belgium—his fifth visit to an active front since the war began. COLD STUFFED NOSE? 12 dropa in each nostril I shrink membranes. You I breathe easier. Caution: I Use only as directed. Get IPENETRO NOSE DROPS Save your girdle ... and y •liraelf I by MUNSINGWEAR What a relief to find right now! How powder •mooth next to your skin! Munsingwear Soothies of softest knitted rayon are cut French-gore style to follow the lines of your body .. . boast inside- leg protection to help prevent chafing. They're simple to whisk through the suds and sleek to $1.50 wear. 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