The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on October 20, 1944 · Page 9
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 9

Bakersfield, California
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Friday, October 20, 1944
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CANDIDATE SPEAKS—Governor John W. Bricker, Republican candidate for vice- president, addresses his visitors at a special reception at Bakersfield Inn yesterday on his stop here to address a crowd of more than 5000 persons at Griffith stadium. HUGE CROWD—A section of the giant throng which packed Griffith Stadium to hear the Republican nominee yesterday. Governor Bricker is shown .addressing the crowd, which included hundreds of students released from the school classes to hear the political address. PLATFORM GUESTS—One the platform with Governor Bricker sat members, lenders of the Republican movement here: Mrs. Harry Hnmmett, vice-chairman Pro-America. Rakersfiold chapter; Mrs. Paige Monteagle, women's vice-chairman for the north on the state Republican central committee: State Senator Jesse Dorsey, who introduced Bricker; Philip M. Wagy, chairman county Republican central committee; Mrs. John Bricker, the candidate's wife, and Mrs. Albert Goode, chairman Pro-America, Bakersfield chapter. WELCOMED AT RECEPTION—Governor RHcker addresses packed reception at liakersfield Inn, where large throng greeted him Informally and heard him speak on various questions in addition to the matters he discussed at the Griffith Stadium meeting. Many of the Republican leaders of the county attended this session at Bakersfield Inn. (Friday, October 20, 1044) —Air Corps Photo Staff Sergeant James R. Sharer Here is what Colonel Wilson R. Wood, his commanding officer, has written to me concerning James Shaver of Taft. I let the letter speak for itself: Dear Sir: In a. short time Staff Sergeant James R. Shaver of Route 1, Taft, Calif., will return home for a much needed rest. He has been on combat operations for over a year as tail gunner of a B-26 Marauder and has participated on more than CB missions. Many of these missions were flown under difficult conditions over Holland, France, Belgium and Germany; and that we were successful in accomplishing our objective is due, I believe, to the fact that we had men of Sergeant Shaver's caliber in our group. His skill as a gunner and his courage and devotion to duty have contributed greatly to the efficient completion of the many attacks in which he took part. Sergeant Shaver has been awarded the Air Medal with two Silver and two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters for his part in the stepped-up aerial offensive which helped support ground forces now driving into Germany. By his devotion to duty Sergeant Shaver reflects great credit on his community and family. I am writing you this letter so that you may inform his family and friends of his achievements in the European theater of operations. Sincerely yours, WILSON R. WOOD, Colonel, Air Corps, Commanding. Olga M. Mulct From what I can learn Lieutenant Olga M. Malet, a native of this city, now beginning her sixth year in uniform, has had the longest period of continuous active service of any California lady in this Second World War. Lieutenant Malet enlisted in the WAAF in England on September 9, 1939, and then transferred to the Women's Army Corps in May of this year when regulations permitted American women in British services to do so. Now she is on duty with Lieutenant-General John C. H. Lee, commanding general of the communications zone in the European theater of operations. Lieutenant Malet has three children who were evacuated to this country after the London blitz. Another son gave his life at sea with the royal navy. Meutenant Malet was a flight officer in the AVAAF before she transferred to the WAGS as a first lieutenant. George Meyers George Meyers, former Bakersfield Junior College student, was in Alaska during the Aleutian campaign from July, 1942, to July, 1944, and during that period is reported to have been a correspondent for the army publication, Continued on Face Fifteen Sirens Illegal on V-Day Defense Council Opposes Celebration The Kern County Defense Council at last night's meeting reiterated its stand against celebrations on V-Day and urged the public to keep on the job, announcing that a letter received from the Stale War Council has ruled out the possibility of blowing air raid sirens to notify the people of n German capitulation. The notification explains that tlio siren signal may he used only for air- raids and possibly for other disaster warning. According to a directive from the office of Richard Graves, the state director of civilian protection, using sirens for any other purpose than notification of ah- raiuo, floods, fires, commando raids and like dangers, would create confusion and insecurity. Rent Control Survey Approval was given to a recommendation of the executive committee that the OPA and bureau of of labor statistics be requested to make a survey in the county to determine the need for rent control, now that the county rent control ordinance which the council sponsored 10 months ago has been declared unconstitutional. It was recommended that the rent control officer be retained until data is gathered. , Speaking for the group, Chairman A. W. Noon said, "The council hopes that rents do stay in line so that we won't need outside control, and I think that in general landlords will be fair about it." He praised the local control boards and stated that letters of thanks will be sent board chairmen. Fairgrounds Work Regius Council Co-ordinator \V. Francis Parsons reported that work has begun on the Fairgrounds ration board building which should be ready by December 1. Members suggested that information centers where people could pick up blanks and be told how to fill them out might be located in downtown Bakersfield and East Conttnueo] on Page Fifteen LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 16 WITH US TODAY Miss Put Lane, Chicago, 111. Visiting. Southern hotel. Dwiglit F. Petersen, Santa Monica. Business. Porterfield hotel. Irving K. Cox, Sacramento. Business. Travelers motel. Miss Until Howard, Las Vegas, Nev. Visiting. Bakersfield Inn. 120 Will Aid Paper Pickup on Saturday More than 120 men and boys and 20 trucks will explore every street in metropolitan Bakersfield tomorrow in the paper salvage drive, according to W. B. Mercer, paper salvage chairman. The pickup will cover all of Bakersfield, including the North- of-the-Rlver area and the area to Oak street, as well as to Stine 'Road, including Stockdale. The drive will also cover the area south to Ming avenue. Wayside Drive, Casa Loma Drive, to Lakeview avenue on the east and then north to Brundage Lane. On the eastern section, the trucks will cover the area north of Brundage Lane to Fairfax Road. Residents are asked to have their .papers out in front of their homes and tied firmly in half-sheet size bundles. Papers and magazines should be tied separately. Mrs. Laura Bolt, Kern county nutritionist, will be In charge of a hot lunch at noon in the fairgrounds buildings for the workers in the pickup. Mrs. Mercer is representing the Bakersfield War Council in directing the local salvage campaign. CAR STOLEN Theft of a 193B blue Ford sedan last night between 9 p. m. and 11 p. m. was reported to police by the victim, W. A. Farley of 1002 Nineteenth street. Mr. Farley said that the car was taken while he was in a theater. Police report states that the car was unlocked, and keys left in it. World Republic Advocated by Open Forum Speaker By BARBARA BECKETT Union •Cemetery NON-PROFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE VieW Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and Flowers and Gemlike Lakes See Our Monument Display Near the Offire Phone 7-7185 A world federal republic with a police force, legislative body and president of the world was advocated last night at the Bakersfield Open Forum by Dr. G. A. Borgese, former professor at the Universities of Rome and Milan prior to leaving Italy in 1931. An arch enemy of Fascists in Italy, Dr. Borgese is now a citizen of this country. He considers permanent world peace the goal of the common man, and a world state the means by which to achieve it. To this state, nations must sacrifice a portion of their sovereignty, he says, but at the same time they will have maximum autonomy. There are three alternatives to this idea, Dr. Borgese asserts. First, monarchy or world rule by a dominating race or nation. This is the Nazi ideal. Second, rule by universal law such as the Pax Romana of the Roman Empire, power. and third, balance of The first two are not to be considered, Doctor Borgese said, as they would be sure to cause war. The balance of power worked during the nineteenth century, but always becomes outmoded as national alignments change. Two Great Powers "There are two great powers In the world today," tl}e speaker asserted. "These are Russia and America, or Anglo-America as England chooses to co-operate with the United States. However, Britain is no longer a great power' in her own right." However, Doctor Borgese declared that the idea of submitting Europe to two spheres of Influence, with western Europe under Anglo-America, and the east under Russia, and a Germany occupied by military force lying in between. Is fantastic. "It is impossible to change the cultural and idealogical patterns of Europe overnight," he said. "Our postwar thinking today is artificial," he asserted, "since we refuse to take into account that Germany is a highly efficient and advanced nation, and cannot be turned into a subservient, agricultural countrv as proposed by some persons in the United States." Doctor Borgese admitted that the world state as<fce conceived it, was not possible of attainment immediately after the war. V. S. Must Assume Leadership He said that the most important step to be taken now Is for the United States to assume leadership over Britain, and particularly to modify the British policy toward Europe. The speaker asserted that the present feudal attitude of England toward Europe will force European alignments," he said. "The more freedom given Europe, the more likely she will be to develop a bridge between the west and Russia." Doctor Borgese said that four freedoms are not a sufficient basis for lasting peace. Freedom from want and fear he describes an unrealistic 5 in view of the devasting poverty in some areas of the world, and the fear caused by centuries of oppression. "We must add a fifth freedom," he said, "that of national self-determination. A sixth freedom should be freedom from shame." America is realizing today the job she has assigned her wealth of taking the responsibility for a starving, freezing- world, It is too great even for her enormous resources. "Most Americans are groping In the dark for a solution to the basic desire of the common man, that for lasting peace," the speaker concluded. Dr. Thomas L,. Nelson, superintendent of Kern County Union High School District, introduced the speaker who appeared under the auspices of Bakersfield Evening High School and Junior College. SPEAKER—Dr. Truman B. Douglass of New York City will speak on "Democracy Abhors a A'acuum" at the second in a series of forums at First Congregational Church Sunday at S p. m. DOUGLASS TO ADDRES1FORUM HOME MISSIONS HEAD CHURCH FORUM SPEAKER "Democracy Abhors a Vacuum" will be the topic of Dr. Truman B. Douglass of New York City, when he addresses the second forum of the series, Sunday evening at 8 p. m. at First Congregational Church, it was announced today by the Reverend Thomas F. Lund, pastor of the church and director of the forum. Doctor Douglass is executive vice- president of the Board of Home Missions of The Congregational Christian Churches, in which post he is responsible for leadership in the total sphere of activities under the Board of Home Missions, which includes continental United States, Porto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii, with total budgets of $1,588,713 and total assets of $25,466,973. Doctor Douglass' topic was suggested to hlnv by a statement of Mussolini: "I saw in Europe a number of empty thrones, so I moved in and sat down on one of them." The speaker is busy with many new projects, among them a commission on the critical problem of racism in the field of non-institutional Negro-white relations. "The whole of the nation's life, especially the tension areas of racial, industrial and rural-urban conflict, is a field for evangelism to be occupied by a vigorous Christian church, which should be alert to the meaning of these times," he said. At 7:45 o'clock, Mrs. A. R. Hoisington, guest organist, will present a quarter-hour recital. The Reverend Mr. Lund will introduce the speaker. Stockdale Golfers to Have "Bond;' Match Stockdale golfers will set off the Sixth War Loan campaign this week-end with a medal play tournament, the pay-off to be in "war currency." Contestants will be divided into three flights—10 handicap and under, 11 to 1C inclusive, and 17 and over. Full handicap adjustment will be allowed and the three low net scorers in each flight will split the dividend. Players may register for either Saturday or Sunday play, or both. The contest is confined to members only. Farnsworth Makes Fiftieth Mission Major Kenneth M. Farnsworth, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. O. Farnsworth, McAllen, Texas, has recently chalked up his fiftieth combat mission against^ highly strategic enemy- held targets in Austria, northern Italy, southern France and the Balkans countries. He Is assistant operations officer in a B-24 Liberator somber group. Major Farnsworth ia» been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf luster and the Air Medal with Tout Dak Leaf Clusters for his combat flying. His wife, Barbara, resides n Taft. with their small son. Project's Progress Volley Project Has Seventh Birthday Central Valley Project's seventh birthday found the Shasta dam reservoir a fourth filled, a record of 200,000,000 kilowatt hours of electric energy produced, Frianl dam complete except for its control gates, and local interests cementing to obtain the Friant-Kern canal into this area at; an early date. United States Bureau of Hecluinalion Service representatives here this week announced $000,000,01)0 to be spent in Kern county in postwar construction in connection with the Central Valley Project. $155,540,000 Spent (If the authorized $31 (i,500,000 (estimated cost of all features of the big power-flood control-irrigation undertaking), ,$155,540,000 has been j spent, Charles E. Carey, region di] rector, said In his inventory. | There would have been much more i water stored behind Shasta dam but | virtually all that was accumulated j this year was released to supplement the Sacramento river's normal flow and thus enable cultivation of twice the acreage which would otherwise have been maintained. Carey estimated the electricity generated at Shasta since last July when the power plant was placed in operation representing a saving of more than 330.000 barrels of oil in the production of war and other materials. There are many authorized features on which work has been halted on orders of the war production board because of shortage of manpower and materials. Carey said when materials and labor are available work will be resumed. 236 1'otentiul Projects "But even when the initial features of the Central Valley Project are complete we will have only begun the big job of developing and putting to beneficial u*e all the available unused waters of the valley in behalf of our growing population." He reminded that the bureau has prepared and submitted to a United States Senate subcommittee, on request, an inventory of 236 potential irrigation and multiple-purpose projects for postwar construction in 17 western states. Of these, 25 are planned for California and 17 of the 25 are part of the greater Central Valley plan as described by Congress in 1937. He said the program in California embraces work "that will total more than $605,000,000 for immediate postwar construction." Achievements to Dale Among the features listed by Carey as achievements to date are: The 100-mile Shasta-Uroville transmission line. The Contra Costa canal portion from Rock slough to AValnut creek, 48 miles. Completion of Friant darn, exuept for control gates on the spillway and some valve installations. Storage of 302,510 acre feet of water In Millerton lake. Comple- j tion of the Madera canal to Fresno and «5 per cent completion of Keswick dam. ! Millerton lake, he said, supplied ! water for irrigation of some 30,000 acres of lower San Joaquin valley land "during an unseasonable drought, in addition to 32,500 acres under contract. KERN MAY HAVE TEXTILEJLLS NEW YORK AGENT IS INVESTIGATING MARKET Encouraging reports of the possibilities of cotton textile mills in the San Joaquin valley being commercially feasible were brought to the San Joaquin valley cotton survey committee this week at Bakersfield Inn by Colonel C. R. Wood, representing the Lockwood Green engineering firm of New York, the expert making the preliminary marketing surveys. Colonel Wood declared that he was directing all hi.s efforts to obtaining facts necessary for the survey and said that while the cheaper labor markets in the east were a primary factor in keeping mills there, that in the postwar world, that wages will not be so low In that area, making the Pacific coast area a possible competitor. He said that the survey in order to be complete had not only to consider labor, but must be "hookei up with dyeing and finishing proc esses as well as ready markets. Colonel Wood said that It would be a field for young men who would want to devote a lifetime to establish ing such businesses and who had the spirit and zest to do the pioneering. He cited the Gantner Company as one manufacturing concern that had made milling on the coast profitable and said that it was already being done in highly styled specialty goods, for which San Joaquin cotton was usable. Others who contributed opinions at the meeting were W. B. Camp, who said he had re-considered an earlier opinion and he believed that there might be a future tor manufacturing of cotton on the coast also; W. B. Lanham, area director of the cotton division of the War Food Administration, who pointed to the classification of cottons and said that spinners preferred other types of cotton more than California cotton for their purposes; Marc Lindsay, Kern county farm adviser, who said that Nemitode attacking the roots of cotton plants was now a problem in the local industry and others who contributed to tho factual information of the meeting. Among those attending the meeting were M. W. Phillips of Vlsalia, chairman of the committee; Glenn Gustafson. Hanford; Hazel Dutton, Visalia: A. L. Trowbridge, George P. Beckwell, Hanford; Lewis A. Burtch, AY. B. Lanham, J. R. Kennedy, W. B. Camp, O. L. Frost, L. W. Frlck, Emory Gay Hoffman, M. A. Lindsay, M. W. Phillips, Visalia; and R. Kobler, San Francisco. Sergeant Aubrey Waite Is Wounded in Action First Sergeant Aubrey Waite, who has been serving with the Fifth Army in Italy, has been wounded, am* after being cared for at a field hospital, has been removed to a base, hospital. He had 16 years service with the cavalry in Texas. His brother, Master Sergeant Neale Waite, is with the army at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Chest Fund Up to $116,645; Has $3350joCollect Elgar Confident Remainder Will Be Raised Before Campaign Closes; Urges Businesses and Individuals to Fulfill Fund Pledges Bakersfield Community Chest hinges creaked with the amount of $11(5,645, with space still left for $3350, according to the unaudited report filed today. William J. Elgar, chairman of the Community Chest Drive, said that he was confident that with final "scrapings at the bottom of the barrel will bring in the total sum needed," but that he wanted "all citizens and business firms to fulfill their obligations to meet the quota at j the earliest possible date." At the morning report meeting at Hotel El Tcjon, Hay Dempsey, team manager, urged nil team captains to get in all reports and chest subscription!) by Monday next week and following that, date, nil chest business will be conducted from Chest headquarters' office in the Brower building. The clean-up report meeting almost made a clean slate of the Bak- ersl'leld Community Chest record, but the local workers are determined to keep the chest lid up till the last nlckle of the local quota goes into the chest for distribution to the 29 agencies entrusted with the work of relieving the war needly of the world, aid to prisoners of war, to home front agencies engaged in welfare work and character building. "[ cannot say too much in praise of the men and women who have taken on the Community War Chest duties," said Mr. Elgar today. "Some of them have neglected their own business affairs for days in order to fulfill this community obligation. Their time cannot bo measured in money value and some have even refused to go through with medical care they needed until after the finish of the drive. These workers have been true civilian soldiers carrying on a tough job and everyone owes them gratitude for a good Job well done." Ray Dempsey .team manager, added his thanks to that of Mr. Klgar to his team captains and for the individual responsibilities they took in the campaign. Albert Phillips, chairman of the special gifts committee, and his workers will assume charge of directing the "clean-up" details of the local campaign, Mr. Elgar said today. Donations and pledges will still be received at the local Community Chest office In the Brower building, 1612 Nineteenth street. HEADS FIGHTER GROUP—Colonel Homer A. Boushey, Jr., commander of the Four Hundred Twelfth Fighter group, stationed at Kern County Airport, is one of the youngest aeronautical experts in the army today. He was graduated from Stanford as a aeronautical engineer in 1932 and became an aviation cadet. He won his wings In 1933 and his commission in the reserves. In 1936, he became a part of the regular army and was transferred to the special fighter aircraft division. Shortly after the war began, Colonel Boushey took command of the Twentieth Pursuit group and then from May, 194L', until December, 1943, he was stationed with American Air Force headquarters in Washington. D. C. He wears the Distinguished Flying Cross in recognition of his activities in the field of flying. He has been with the Four Hundred Twelfth Fighters since January 11, 1!)44. Native Daughters Will Meet Tonight El Tejon Parlor No. 2.'19, Native Daughters of the Golden West, will meet tonight at 8 p. in. In the Bak- •rsfield Woman's Club, according to Mrs. Fred Alippf, president. The social committee for the evening is composed of Mesdames Charles Kollenborn, William Bartel, W. G. Rea, Jr., Ray Carlisle and Miss Barbara Hale. Accident Victim Is Avenal Serviceman TAFT, Oct. 20.—United States Coast Guardsman ?Iervin E. Strang of Avenal, machinist mate second class, was killed at Blackwells Corner at 2:30 a. m , October 19. according to complete reports from State Highway Patrolman Ford Marshall. Mr. Strang, a pedestrian, was struck by a gasoline truck and trailer owned by the Ceruttl Tank Line of Riverside, and driven by Gerald Thomas Gooch, 2i of 428 Courtland street, Fresno. The truck was headed south on Highway 33, at the time of the accident. The driver was not held. Mr. timing's body Is at the Stoffer Funeral Home. AII> DRIVE—Students of Bakersfield High School helped Bakersfield in the AVar Fund drive when a voluntary collection was conducted at the school this week. Preparation for the high school fund campaign was laid by student speakers from speech classes of Elvin Hedgecock. Immediate response resulted In collection of $800.01, which later was raised to $820. Pictured turning over the money bag containing J800.01 to Principal L. W. Hedge is Student Body President Carl Stutzman. Looking on Is Miss Mary Haberkeru, secretary of the student body, and Albert Dennis, faculty financial adviser for th* students. Principal Hedge presented the collection to the War Fund officials to help meet Bakersl'ield's quota. COLONEL URGES MORE HOUSING DRIVE GETTING RESULTS IN CITY, OFFICER SAYS A house-to-house canvass, and telephone listings at the t'SO are netting rooms and houses for men and their families of the Four Hundred Twelfth Fighter Squadron, but "more rooms, more apartments, more quarters of any kind" are still needed, according to Colonel Homer A. Boushey, Jr., commander of fighters. Assigned to a special tusk in air- training here, these men, most of them veterans of action in the Pacific, are being re-united with their families for the first time in many months. "It will be the same men, who at some later date, after leaving Bakersfield, will again be engaged in missions deep into enemy territory, doing their best to speed the day of ultimate victory." "We ask every individual to consider what can be done to assist in this emergency,," said the colonel. "We have also established within the business district of Bakersfield, an office through which all housing may be cleared. It is located in the • quarters of the USD at the Elks Club at the corner of Seventeenth and I streets. If iyou have any available space in your home, an unused apartment over a garage, a house on your back lot, let us know, please. "In addressing this appeal to Buk- ersfield citizens, we fully recognize that the housing situation as it now exists in Bakersfield is already critical. The influx of families whose members are engaged in important war work in nearby localities baa further complicated the problem. It Is therefore necessary to intensify effort to find available space. No possible space. No possible space should be overlooked. Telephone now to the USO."

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