The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 17, 1944 · Page 9
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Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, October 17, 1944
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E IP 1 F 1LS Democrat Lead in County (Tuewla.v, October 17. 104-1) .Sergeant Donald T. Hiisper Sergeant Donald T. Hasper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Geoge M. llasper, 224 A street, is reported missing over Germany since September 28. lie was a crew member of a Flying Fortress in the Eighth Air Force. Don holds the Air Medal. Last year in this city be was the lieutenant-colonel of the cadet corps. We all hope that he parachuted to safety and that we will hear good news of his safe landing soon. Thomas Hiisper His brother, Thomas Hasper, is serving on a submarine in the Pacific having been in the navy for two years and the submarine service since last Thanksgiving. George II. Cunco Captain George H. Cuneo. campaigning in China with great distinction in the medical corps on •September 13, had received 1! copies of The California!]. He writes in part as follows: "Have been very busy the last few weeks. I spent three weeks traveling to the different American unit outposts fixing the G. I.s teeth. "Had to pack my dental equipment on mules while I walked and some of these mountains are plenty high and steep, but all in all jit wasn't bad, in fact I enjoyed it. "Requested to be left out here and am now with an advanced surgical team operating on wounded Chinese soldiers. Still have my dental equipment for American personnel that needs dental work but our primary duty is working on the Chinese. Evacuating Wounded "We are up fairly close so get to operate on the casualties soon after being injured. Practically all . evacuation of wounded is done by litters, sometimes taking as long as two weeks to get back to one of our hospitals. We hope the road will soon be open, as carrying wounded soldiers 60 or more miles by litter isn't to good. "Enclosed are a few pieces of Japanese invasion money which you probably have already." Richard Co\ Richard Cox is reported home on a 30-day furlough from Saipan. He was there with the Second Marine Division which fought for six months on Guadalcanal and Tarawa and lately Saipan ami Tinian. He has survived all of these terrible battles without suffering a scratch. Cox Brothers Richard Cox has three brothers overseas, Edwin E. Cox, in France, Corporal D. H. Cox and Sergeant Calvin N. Cox, seagoing marines in the Pacific. They have not seen Richard for three years. The three brothers hope to gather sometime for a grand reunion. When his furlough is completed Richard will be stationed at Barstow. His home address here is Route 5, Box 480. Richard's sister, Mrs. Ralph Lovett, lives at the same address. Alfred E. Pcarce, Jr. Quotation from a letter written by Alfred E. Pearce, Jr., now in tUfe Pacific with a field artillery outfit: Anguar Island, October 4, 1944. "Wo have been using a lot of Jap equipment. We rebuilt a Jap truck and we have a Jap motorcycle too, and also two Jap kittens which have no tails and are very cute. The first few nights we had snipers to worry about but now there is no danger. I also have a Jap magneto taken off of a Zero which is a poor imitation of a German Bosch. We are kept very busy but do find time to go swimming and also watched a battle about 1500 yards down the beach from the swimming hole. The large land crabs have a habit ot crawling in our beds every night and the mosquitoes are bad; they do a lot of biting but are not the malarial type. The flies are very bad and get into everything that we have to eat. "We have built a two-story house out of sand begs, which stands only six feet high and two sleep on the upper floor and two on the Jftwer. The roof is made out of tin, which forms a trough to catch the rain water which we wash our clothes in, and also have a Jap stove with which we cook, a Jap boiler to wash our clothes in, and are using their wood, which they had cut and stacked and a good supply of gasoline. I have a new pair of Jap shorts which I wear continually and every one in the camp has a very good tan." WAVE Candidates Will Go to L A. Another group of eligible candidates for WAVE enlistment will make the station-wagon trip to the Los Angeles WAVE procurement office for physical and mental examinations Friday, according to Leroy Spicuzza, in charge of the Bakersfield navy recruiting station in the Post Office building. Candidates will leave for Los Angeles at 8 a. m. and return at 7 p. m. on the same day. Qualified applicants are urged to contact the navy recruiting station , or telephone 2-8269 and make their .reservations. Applications will be accepted on a "first come, first served" basis. The station-wagon trips have been authorized in order to speed up Kern county enlistments before the quota of only 300 more women from southern California is filled. 36,555 Registered Democrats, 19,568 Republicans in Kern Kern county registration of voters shows the Democrats leading by a margin of slightly less than 2 to 1, according to County Clerk R. J. Veon. Of the 57,523 voters registered, 36,555 gave their party affiliation as Democratic, and 19,568 «s Republican. This represents a relative gain for the Republicans since 1940 when 47,540 Democrats were registered and 20,731 Republicans, or a ratio of more than 2 to 1 for the Democrats, according to tabulations. Bakersfield is more heavily Republican than the county as a whole, Mr. Veon said, with 0315 Democrats and 5226 Republicans. Figures for other representative communities are Mojave, 211 Republicans, 51G Democrats: Maricopa, 110 Republicans, 208 Democrats; Delano, 535 Republicans, 1036 Democrats; Wasco, 447 Republicans, 735 Democrats; Taft, 130C Republicans and 2469 Democrats. Of the 57,523 registered voters in the county, 1248 declined to declare a party affiliation. There were 3 voters registered Communist; 20 independent. 2 Independent-Republican, 69 Prohibition, 19 Progressive, 31 Socialist and 8 Townsend. The registration figure of 57,523 represents the second heaviest registration in the history of Kern county, according to Mr. Veon. The record was set in 1940 when 69,718 voters were registered, he said. PRICE SURVEY SET FORQIY OPA SPECIALISTS WILL CHECK LOCAL STORES LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 16 WHOLE HOG—For being the high team winner in the War Chest drive to date, Tom Latham, center, now owns "Salome" (on the table) and will auction her off tomorrow at the daily War Chest luncheon. With Latham and Salome are George Von KleinSmid, left, chairman of the contractors' division, and Lewis Burtch, county agricultural commissioner. City Council Jettisons Rent Control Ordinance Bricker, Warren Here Thursday Republican Candidate for Vice-President to Be Welcomed by City in Gala Ceremonies; Will Dismiss School for Stadium Welcome, Address Local Republican leaders were notified loday that the special train which will bring Governors Earl Warren of California and John \V. Bricker of Ohio, Republican candidate for the vice-presidency of the United States, to Bakersfield Thursday morning, October 19, will arrive at the Southern Pacific depot in East Bakersfield at 8 o'clock. Previous information indicated that the $38,898 NEEDED IN CHEST DRIVE In order that the grade of compliance of price regulations may be checked. 15 Office of Price Administration investigalors and price specialists will be in Bakersfield today and the remaining part of the week, it was announced by J. H. Farrier, district head of the OPA. According to Mr. Farrior this is routine checkup and is a part of the county inspection program, made in co-operation with the local ration boards in all counties. He explained that the only way to find out how effective price regulation is, is to have these periodical surveys. Concerns to be investigaled are food slores, restaurants,, bars, men's and women's clothing stores, furniture stores and used car distributers. Also to be checked are the gasoline files, it was pointed out. "C" card issuances will be the ones that will be under special investigation. In charge dfesjhe inspection is R. J. Druey, district Compliance officer of the Office of Price Adminislralion. Clear Skies Predicted for Valley Counties The. weather forecast for the farmers of Ihe southern San Joaquin valley, as prepared by the United Stales weather bureau in co-operation with the Kern county farm adviser's office of the agricultural extension service is reported to be: "Few scattered clouds, but mostly clear loday, Wednesday and Thursday. Normally cool condilions are expecled al nighl wilh a minimum al 50 and an afternoon maximum of 7"> lo 80 degrees. Highest temperature yesterday was S3 and low this morning was 52." PURSE SNATCHED Mrs. Riley Hamm, 729 Quincy street, reported to police last night that her purse was snatched on King street between Oregon and Pacific. Total value of purse and contents was estimated at $27.50. The victim said the thieves were two Mexican boys, one short and chubby, and the other she was unable to describe, according to police reports. Inspectors E. A. Walls and W. R. Dolan are working on the case. The City Council repealed the rent control ordinance last night, after the county ordinance was repealed yesterday by the Board of Supervisors following a decision by Judge Robert H. Lambert last week that the ordinances were unconstitutional. However. Mayor Alfred Siemon warned that any landlords who think they can dike advantage of the situation by raising rents now will bo badly fooled. "Tenants can stand pat," lie said. "If the situation gets out of hand, the OPA can be requested to come in here, and the rent ceilings established then will be retroactive. Landlords who raise their rents now will have to refund the money later." Councilman Gus Vercammen made the motion for repeal of Ihe renl con- Irol ordinance. Vote for repeal was unanimous. * Mark Wilson, chairman of rent j control board number 7, described I conditions as already chaotic. He said thai something would have to I be done immediately, for rents are ! going up all over this area. | City Manager Vance Van Riper said that it would be possible for Ihe OPA to move in quickly since boards are already established and records compiled. He estimated that a survey, to be made by Ihe bureau of labor slalistics al the request of the board of supervisors, would be completed in six weeks, and afler lhat it would be possible for the OPA to move in immediately if it is considered advisable. County Counsel Norbort Baumgarlen said loday that the number of complaints will determine if the OPA shall come in. He added lhal it is desirable to be certain if control is needed. Harry Sheehan, special investigator for the rent control boards, said thai he had been deluged wilh telephone calls at home and at his office since repeal became effective. "There is widespread rent raising, and evictions all over the city and county," he said. He said that the situation was particularly bad in Inyokern, Mojave and Muroc. William F. Eliot, district information executive for the OPA, visited Bakersfield yesterday. He described the situation as chaotic, and emphasized the need for action in curbing raising rents. School Crossing Other business at the City Council meeting included hearing of an appeal by a delegation from Hawthorne School P. T. A. asking that the school crossing at Highway 99 and Q, streel opposite Ihe school be guarded by a full-lime watchman, and that lines be painted on the highway and signs posted. Mrs. Troy Hickman, spokesman for MISSING IN ACTION—Second Lieutenant Calvin O. Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Allen, L'Sl.'j Arroyita Drive, has been reported to be missing in aclion since September 20 in Italy. A graduate of Bakersfield High School, he enlisted in November, 1942, and has been serving with the infantry. He was minister of the Church of Christ at Fellows and previous to that was connected with the cily schools of Bakersfield. His wife, Mrs. Pearl Allen, and daughter, Eleanor Louise, reside at 110 Woodrow avenue, Oildale. Lieutenant Allen was a member of Lodge 410 of the Odd Fellows. He has two brothers in the service. Rev. Edward Morgan Kern Guest Speaker Reception Will Honor Former Local Pastor Canon Reverend Edward . renowned traveler and leclui . .s- iting in Bakersfield, will speak on "Why England Fighls" at a public the group, stated that L'ti5 children | meeting, Wednesday, at 8 p. m., at have to cross the highway twice a day. The oldest children are in the sixth grade. Teachers now have to take the responsibility for seeing that children get across safely, Mrs. Hickman asserted. Councilman Manuel Carnakis was appointed chairman of a committee to investigate solutions of the problem. He will be assisted by Councilman Harry Smith and Councilman W. C. Willis. Two protests were heard against the new city license fee of $1.50 on each $1000 of gross sales or receipts. A lelter from the Bakersfield Building Exchange requested amendment of the ordinance on the grounds that it falls unfairly on certain groups of Individuals. Lester Carter, contractor, appeared before the council to protest against the new fee. He said that Continued on Page Fifteen his St. Paul's Church. The Reverend Father Morgan built the local church, has lived abroad in England. France, Africa and experienced the blitz in London. He is thoroughly convinced that the future of the world lies in a friendship between the democracies. He will address the Bakersfield Junior College on Friday. The Rev. Father Morgan is renewing acquaintances with old friends here and expressed surprise at the growth of Bakersfield. Everywhere he has been he has noted a great renaissance of religious faith and believes that the church and teachings of the church must be inculcated in youth in the homo. Following the lecture on Wednesday night, a reception will he held for the visiting churchman. He is a native fellow of the Royal Goe- graphical Society. WORKERS TAKE $90 PERSONAL QUOTAS Still short of $3S,S98 of the $120,000 I quota of the Bakersfield Community Chest, each worker on a team today took the responsibility of $90 as a -personal quota to fill up the corners of the chest that needs to bulge to take care of war needy, American prisoners of war, and home front obligations in welfare work. Final reports will be made at the dinner, Wednesday night, at Hotel El Tejon. Dr. Frederick Woellner, professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, yesterday termed war chest workers "as the salt of the earth" persons "who give savor and flavor to existence and bring out the best in other people." Albert Phillips, president of the Kiwunis Club, chief host of the day, turned the meeting over to William Elgar, chairman of the War Chest. Dr. Thomas Nelson, who has been presiding each noon during the program period, introduced the speaker. Doctor Wieller, who had as his subject, "Social Catalysts," described the social process, which he termed "necessary" after the war, as being a union of capital and labor devoted to the "transcendant ideals of fighting war, poverty and disease to the greater future of humanity." He termed the end of existence is to be "a lover of life and of tlu entire universe" and termed this philosophy, well exemplified in the chief aims of the Wat- Chest, each individual's participation in the larger ideals of existence. High men of the day at the lunch- i m on Wednesday were Thomas Latham with high prize of $1545 for that day, and Lewis Burtch, of the governmental section Workers \\-ere urged today to speed their canvassing, ask for more and get the chest filled up before the dinner on Wednesday evening. Assisting in presiding was Robert C' .torn, who introduced the Minter Field Negro chorus that won resounding applause for its numbers, particularly the Mozart "Gloria in Excelsis." Truman Visits in City on Way North DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE IS ON SPEAKING TOUR IN STATE special train would arrive at the Santa Fe station and depart from the Southern Pacific lines. Accompanying the dignitaries to this city will be their wives and afrout 40 party representative Senator Jess U. Dorsey, prouiiner local resident, will preside as mns tor of ceremonies at the Raliersfiel program in Griffith Stadium at 0:,'! o'clock, and introduce Governor War SPEAKS HERE THURSDAY—Governor John W. Bricker, Republican candidate for vice-president, will be here Thursday to make an important campaign address. He will be accompanied by Governor Earl Warren. Bru-lter Itinerary 8 a. in., Governor Bricker and official party arrive by special train. Southern Pacific station. | 8:05, official party, escorted by local Republican leaders, city, county and state officials depart by automobile for Bakersfield Inn where an invitational reception will be held for members of the official party and Kern county campaign workers. 9 u. in.. Governor Bricker and Warren and companions leave Bakersfield Inn for Griffith Stadium. 9:03 n. in.. Public program including music by Bakersfield High School Band, and addresses by Governor Earl Warren and Governor John W. Bricker. Senator Jesse R. Dorsey of Bakersfield will preside as master of ceremonies. 10:15 a. in.. Official party leaves Stadium for Southern Pacific station. 10:30 a. in., Special train departs traveling north. In event of rain the public program scheduled for 9:30 in Griffith Stadium Thursday morning, will be conducted in the Fox theater. JSS* •,i»im)in»M<j*KijK.\*twii««RW*m l wxytfs r *?•.•*•.> yrew* •?• vif < ' * 'v f 4 ''-j»;j''- I Wlli'IrrlWnBHBBWIMBMHBMBH CROWD POST OFFICE —Shown lined up for sending Christma^*packages overseas on the last day ot the mailing'period are Bakersfield residents in the local post office. Post office heads report that although Monday was very busy, Friday was about the busiest of all the mailing days. Three times as many Christmas packages for navy, marine and coast guard personnel overseas have been mailed this year than last,. Twelfth Naval District headquarters announced today. The fleet post office in San Francisco has reported more than 11,000,000 grift boxes were mailed this year, compared to 2,418,398 in 1943. Trains of 25 to 30 cars are arriving daily in the northern city. Harry S. Truman, vice-presidential nominee of the Democratic party, was a visitor in Bakersfield briefly last night en route north on a speaking tour. He was accompanied by Robert Kenny, state attorney-general, arid left the city by midnight train following a brief stopover at Hotel El Tejon. Rites Planned for Lt. George Valencia Funeral services for Lieutenant George Valencia, Jr., 21. who died in an automobile accident October 16 on the Taft-Muricopa Highway, will be hold October 18 at - p. m. at Payne & Son Chapel, the Reverend H. C. Barrett and Chaplain Daniel H. Jorgcnsen of Gardner in charge of the service Interment will be in Bakersfield Memorial Park. A color guard of honor from Gardner Field will take part in the ceremonies. Organist will be Pauline Willis Decision of Coroner N. C. Houze, vho conducted an inquest Monday ot Taft, is that the Gardner Field instructor's death was accidental Surviving Lieutenant Valencia are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George ' Valencia, 200 Lincoln street, Bak- ! ersfield; a sister, Gloria Valencia. Bakersfield; grandmothers, Mrs. j Rose Valencia and Mrs Cynthia I ( Idham, both of Bakersfield; aunts, Mrs. Edith Anderson and Mrs. Mary Whitaker, both of Bakersfield; several uncles and cousins. SENTENCED Cluudo Clingman Street was sentenced to 30 days in road camp in Judge W. F. Laird's police court this morning following his arrest yesterday on a petty theft charge. He was accused of stealing a pair of trousers and a sport shirt from local stores. Inspector Albert Mier made the arrest. WITH US TODAY Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Clint, Spokane, Wash. Visiting. Bakersfield Inn. E. V. Wills, Brooklyn, New York. Business. Pa^re hotel. D. J. Williams, Chicago, 111. Busness. Padre hotel. R. L. Paulson, Hollywood. Business. Porterfield hotel. ren, who will speak briefly and in turn introduce Governor Bricker Tlie program will be broadcast ovei radio stalion KPMC, according U announcement of Ihe recer. ;ion com mittee chairman, Lawrence Lake. The Bakersfield High School band will play at the stadium program which is open to Ihe general public and Ihe Iwo groups of upper class men, juniors and seniors, will be ex cused to share the program at the high school. Many local business houses will permit their employes to attend the program and hear the California and Ohio governors speak according to announcement of the committee today. The official party will leave Bak ersfield at approximately 10:30 o'clock, traveling north lo make slops in bolh Tulare and Fresno Immediately preceding the public program in the auditorium, Cover nor Bricker will confer with loca campaign leaders. Following his official reception at the East Bakersfield train stalion by Republican and local city and county officials, the candidate and his traveling companions will be cs. corted through the community by automobiles. Governor Bricker has received a tremendous reception and ovallon in soulhern California, where he has been making slops during the past few days. A large reception, dinner and program has been planed in his honor in Fresno for Thursday after noon and evening. Headed by Mrs. Albert Goode. chairman of the Kern county unit of Pro-America, a group of Pro- America members will preside as hostesses at the Bakersfield Inn where Governor Bricker will confer with local campaign workers. Lawrence Lake, chairman of the general reception committee, Is being assisted by Daniel J. Roche, James K. Thrasher and Harold Fox as well as by Attorney Philip M. Wagy of Bakersfield, chairman of the Kern County Republican Central Committee. A large delegation of Republican workers from Delano, Shafter, Wasco, Arvin, Tchachapl, Mojave, Randsburg and the West Side plan to be in Bakersfield for the reception of Governors Bricker and Warren and to attend the public program. Cristus Wright, of the Negro Voters League In Los Angeles, will speak at 8:30 p. m. Thursday, at the Negro Dewey-Bricker headquarters, 929 California avenue, it was announced today. The public is invited to attend Ihe discussion. Sgt. Castleberry Gets Bronze Star Staff Sergeanl Klrby E. Caslle- beny, of 623 Kenlucky streel, has been awarded Ihe Bronze Star itledal for gallantry in action against the Japanese at Bougainville last March. Sergeant Castleberry led a party which, under fire, captured an enemy pillbox and killed all the Japanese occupants. Castleberry was wounded bul refused to leave his post and continued to fire. Two days later, despite his wound, he participated in a tank attack and again was wounded but continued in the battle until his company commander ordered him back for treatment. BURGLARY Two service stations were burglarized last night, according to reports from the county sheriff's office. They were Leo's Service Station, 1340 South Union, which was entered some time during the night and an undetermined amount of cash taken, and Anderson's Service Station on north 99 Highway' from which $50 in cash, tools and gas stamps were taken. STATE LEADER PRAISESJJOOK SELECTIVE SERVICE HEAD CITES LEGION Commendation of "Those Who Serve" was received today by Frederick Hoar, commander of Frank S. Reynolds Post 2fi, American Legion, in the form of a letter from K. H. LeiU'h. state director of selective service. "Those Who Serve," which has been edited and published by the local post, contains the pictures of more than 5000 servicemen and women from Kern county who are serving in this war, plus a history of the county written by Jesse Stockton, Bakersfield High School history instructor. The letter reads: "Mr. Wesley F. Waldon presented to this headquarters, on behalf of the Frank S. Reynolds Post 2ti, a copy of your publication entitled. 'Those Who Serve.' The members of the Frank S. Reynolds Post 20 should be extremely proud of this publication. I have read it with a great deal of interest and feel that it reflects a tremendous amount of careful and tedious research work, for which your post certainly should be highly commanded. "It is a well-deserved recognition to those to whom the publication is dedicated, and for their families it will-be a momento of World War II, which certainly will be cherished by all of them. "1 have taken the liberty of delaying acknowledgement to you so that I could go through your excellent publication in detail, and I am happy to inform you that we are making it a permanent part of our library. "Thank you for having made this book available to us." ~ LOW-COST FARM HOUSINiSOUGHT CHAMBER COMMITTEE DISCUSSES PROPOSAL Low cost housing in agriculture and rural areas as a postwar planning project is entirely feasible, according to the consensus of low housing task committee that met yesterday at Hotel El Tejon with Charles Luke, president of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce and Elmer Kiirpe, head of the chamber committee. Practical aspects such as making a classification of such housing, according to possible income of the low-cost home owner, the years needed for re-payment, type of possible construction with an eye to adequate living space for larger-sized families, location, accessibilities to schools and churches were points discussed and evaluated by the committee. That such work can be done within the community by private capital and enterprise was the thought expressed by members of the committee. That home-owners of low-income groups would do much to stabilize the labor market was also a desired end for such construction, given recognition by the committee. General consensus was that the county can prevent the spread of rural slums, and see that enterprising families of large size are adequately housed and children given an opportunity to grow up in normal surroundings as part of the American way of life. The members of the committee taking part in the planning were Mr. Karpe, Mr. Lake, Chester K. James, Kern county planning commissioner; Marc Lindsay, Harry A. Hopkins, Harold Pomeroy, A. L. Trowbridge, E. H. Hendrickson, F. R. Kalloch, Claude Blodget, Emory Gay Hoffman, Lloyd Prick and others. Planning Council Surveys to Be Completed by Engineer Decision to complete all Kern county postwar surveys and compile a report for the county and stale was made at Ihe regular monthly dinner meeting of the Kern county postwar planning council last evening in Hotel El Tejon. The council member** voted to recommend that directors of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce engage the services of an engineer to complete Ihe survey work. In the absence of Chairman Arthur S. Crites, Wiley K. Peterson, vice- chairman, presided. A. L. Trowbridge and Harry A. Hopkins reported the completion of the house-to-house survey for a spot check and Harold Fox recommended thai the report be accepted as conclusive. The labor force survey and employment intentions survey are virtually completed, and now in the process of execution is the employment resources survey, according to the report of Mr. Trowbridge. Elmer F. Karpe, chairman of the owcost housing task committee, reported accomplishments of the com- nlttee in session yeslerday noon, and Charles P. Lake, president of the bounty Chamber of Commerce, a member of Ihe committee, lauded he members in making definite irogress toward achievement in the direction of attaining low-cost hous- ng in Kern county. FIIA Official Stanley Abel, of Los Angeles, representing the Federal Housing Au- hority in Region li, was a guest ind spoke regarding general housing conditions in California and other vestern stales. Mr. Abel reporled hul a recenl check by the housing luthorily indicated lhal 50 per cent if the people living in the temporary- housing projects, which will be re- noved at the close of the war pe- iod, will remain in their present lo- :alions rather than return to their home stales and communilies. He >ointed out.. that the responsibility if providing adequate housing will est upon the individual com- nunities. S. A. Kerr. of Sacramento, civil engineer of the United States Bureau if Reclamation, outlined the bureau •rejects for California, explaining in letail those which effect Kern ounty. Frank R. Slockton. chairman of the Kern County Chamber f Commerce water committee, who vas also a guest, told of local efforts o "push" the Frlant-Kern Canal project In Ihe interest of Kern ounty farmers. Accompanying Mr. Cerr to the meeting were R. P. iryan of Sacramento, his assistant, nd Harry S. Riddell, chief of the Bakersfield division of the bureau f reclamation. Progrnm of Upkeep Fred Boden reported the continual rogram of upkeep maintained by he Southern Pacific Railroad Coin- any and announced that the 1943 ay roll was between $240,000,000 and 250,000,000, with a "good portion f il distributed in Kern county." Chester A. James, county planning commissioner, announced that the Civil Aeronautics Board hearings on proposed feeder lines for the San Joaquin valley will open in San Francisco November 1. West Side Plans Arl Alexander of Onyx reported that "everything is being done that can be done in the interest of the Kern River Highway, .and Vern McLeod. secretary of the Tal't Chamber of Commerce outlined suggested postwar plans of the West Side. Chief among West Side considerations are sewers, parks, development of airports and a new library. Chairman Peterson announced the following appointments to the industrial and social welfare corumiltee: F. R. Kalloch, Wiley Dorris, George Premo, Mrs. R. W. London, Charles P. Lake, Leo B ; Hart and C. F. Baughman. The committee will meet and organize Monday evening, November 6, according to the chairman, Mr. Peterson, Emory Gay Hoffman, general secretary of the council, read the minutes of the last meeting, and a special report of recommendations. Those present were: Chairman Peterson of Maricopa, S. A. Kerr and R. P. Bryan, both of Sacramento: Harry S. Riddell, Frank R. Stocklon, Mrs. Esther A. Campbell, Miss Eleanor Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Shinn of Taft, Mrs. Thelma B. Isaac, Mrs. Violet Rose, Harry A. Hopkins, Harold Fox. Charles P. Lake, A. L. Trowbridge, George \V. Premo, C. F. Baughman, Ilryan J. Colema.u, John Ruetters, Fred S. Boden, Dr. li. L. Orrick, Art J. Alexander of Onyx, George. Peters of Arvin, Marc A. Lindsay, D. L. Harrison, Vern McLeod and Waller M. Kecne. of Taft, Stanley Abel of Los Angeles, Elmer F. Karpe, Supervisor A. \V. Noon, Chester A. James, Mrs. Margaret Stanley, Miss Rosalyn Stancliff and Emory Gay Hoffman. Union Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gem like Lakes See Our Monument Display Near

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