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(Saturday, Oclolirr 21, 1944) First Lieutenant John Itesone From First Lieutenant John Besom 1 , young Rakersfield Ulysses oC the airways. :i crack pilot with the A. T. C., comes this letter: Dear Jim: This is coming to you from the middle of one of the numerous Assam tea plantations in the eastern part of India, 11. long way l'ro:n Bakersfield. No longer will I be able to stop in on oin- pleasant visits while flying through Bakersfield. but here one is not without friends, for most of the men hero have been stationed there in the states with me. Even Bakorsfield men are not strangers here, for [ ran into Major Jim Camp In Karachi. India, and he tells of Lieutenant Don Hart being here. too. In llrazil F.y far the most interesting part of my t\vi.i weeks out of the I'. S. A. was the very extensive trip over. To find in Brazil coffee which is not so good as that in the states was interesting. They are a very proud people and having a division of their own troops in Italy feel a lot closer to the t'nited Nations than many other allies. * \Vrst Africa In British West Africa a visit to a famous cr.stle which was the point, of transshipment for many of .the forefathers of our colored citizens gave me some good photographic, shots with its dungeons and gardens, it was home of the infamous "black ivory" of Africa. The gold jewelry made here is famous for its fineness and purity and is a worthwhile souvenir of Africa. A modem post exchange here does itself proud by selling a huge volume of goods to transients and O. l.s. ivory from India, carved ebony, gold filigree cloth and the riches of the Indies await only Hie free-spending soldiers to buy it up. If the citizens at home complain they should feel for the soldiers here who are lucky to get a few things compared to many who do without. Monthly Rations Nine bottles of coke and 20 bottles of beer 2 month; 2 packages of gum: -1 cartons of cigarettes and unrationed amounts of Spam are the allotments. I was lucky to be able to go to town, for the exchange officer was a friend of mine from Palm Springs, so we saw the sights in his jeep. Huge ant hills over H feet high dot the landscape. Mud- walled huts form the villages and the sights in the town are almost comic with naked children, dogs, chickens, cows and jeeps forming a dodging traffic jam. The native kids all salute the American soldiers and tell them, "By Jove." which in some cases Is all the English they know. Mahogany Cheap Mahogany is cheap in this part of Africa and most of the buildings at the base were constructed by Pan-American of Africa, Ltd. A new officers' club with a solid mahogany bar and dance floor is a masterpiece of carpentry by the natives. With American WACS at the base the club will be open two nights a week to enlisted men with dates—a very democratic gesture. The WACS here are doing a fine job and the morale value alone is enough to justify their being here. * On to India Well, on to Ir.iiia and the conglomerate which is an Indian city— the sights, sounds and smells of the camels, donkeys, goats and natives really give the senses a working over. Censorship has only recently been lifted, allowing us to mention being stationed in Assam, a very hot and sultry part of India. The monsoon season is over and there is a little bad weather left. Soon the cold wind will come down from the Himalaya mountains and it will be welcomed. Learning Hindustani The universal language that is rnost readily understood here is Hindustani and already ive or-j learning it, for it may come in handy if we are forced down. We are in a very interesting phase of the work here, one you 'vead a lot about at times, so wo keep on plugging, hoping that our share helps draw closer the day wo all can be back home again. Until then, I remain as ever, JOHN BEEONE. T have learned that Captain Angus Crltes, of '.he A. T. C., son of Arthur S. Crites of this city, is now also on foreign service. Public Invited to Inter-Racial Meeting The public Is extended an invitation to view art, hear music, see dances and listen to talks by persons of the various races, represented In Bakersfleld, Sunday at the annual program and exhibit of Inter-Racial Creative Arts Fellowship, it was announced today by Hugh D. Lowery, president. >Doors of Washington School will be opened at 2 p. m. Talent Includes a Negro chorus, East Bakersfield High School Glee Club, Miss Leonora Gardner, dancer, Miss Sally Rodriquez, dancer; Trou- vadores de Mexico, instrumental ensemble, Mexican chorus, directed by Mrs. Leona Rundstrom: pupils of Stage Door Studio, and others. The Reverend Dillon Wesley Throckmorton will deliver the invocation and Rabbi Jack Levy, the benediction. Mr. Lowery will welcome the visitors and the Reverend Father'Joseph Losada of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church will bptfak on "Race United." Kern Rent Protests Pour In OPA Office Swamped With Complaints From County Tenants Following repeal of Ibe Kern county and liakerslicld rent control ordinances last' week, the Fresno district OPA office is being deluged with complaints regarding rent raises and evictions in Uakers- lield and other Kern county cities. Asked by The California!! to clnrify the rent situation in Kern comity, and especially to state what relief these complainants may expect, S. S. (.'hninpluln. district rout executive of OPA. said that until federal rent control is set up in Kern county there will be no control, lie added that while Kern county is a defense-rental area along with the rest of the t'nited Slates tile Officp of Price Administration has no jurisdiction until an effective date for control is established, and until then can afford no relief to tenants threatened with eviction and cannot reduce rents. Champlain said: "The present situation in Kern county is what it was before the two local rent control ordinances were enacted last December. There is no control of any kind, and the OPA has no authority to act in any case of excessive rents or evictions. This situation will exist until rent control is established by the federal government. The power of the county and city to control rents having been denied by the courts, the federal government is the only agency remaining which has that power." Chnmplnin was then asked what steps would have to be taken to obtain federal rent control in Kern county, lie said: Survey'Necessary j "If agreement is reached that '. rent control is needed in Kern ! county, the Board of Supervisors! and the city councils of the various i cities should formally roriucst the Office of Price Administration, through the Fresno district office, to establish control. The OPA then will request the Bureau of Labor Statistics to make a .survey of rent conditions in Kern county. If the BLS finds that the need for rent control exists It will so report and recommend that control be established. The OPA administrator then will fix a maximum rent date and an effective date on which control is to begin. "The survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is essential. Federal rent control cannot be established anywhere without the bureau's recommendation based on such a survey. The recommendation by OPA that the survey be ma.de is also essential." Complaints Filed Champlain added that the complaints now being received from Kern county tenants, while they cannot result in official action, will be formally acknowledged and filed for future use as evidential material, if that should be needed. Variety Show Slated at USO Hall Sunday Entertainers at the USO hall Sunday evening on the 745 p. m. special variety show will include pupils of the Modern Studio of Dancing, according to Miss Dorothy McAdam.s, assistant director. Those who wil Hake part are: Diane Saunders. Faith Mosher, Yvonne Fenter, Catherine Denny, .Jackie Viljoen, Virginia Zaehery, Elsie \Vilkerson, Georgianna Foster, Beverly Wooden, Kobertu Pen we r, Stephanie Drasin. Diana Bultman, Beverly Hall, Patty Lewis. Marline Banning, Carolyn Jo Tunnel, Mary Ellen Stephens. Roslyn Springer, Charlotte Murphy, Joan Hull, Lawrence Hall, Joy Fields, Doska Saunders, Colleen Buckley, Betty Crawford, Betty Springer, Junior Sorci, and Betty Jo Chapman. This program will be presented under the direction of Miss Evelyn B. Pentx.er, also accompanist, and Miss Muidie du Fresne, instructor. Broadcast Set to Interpret Amendment To interpret initiative constitutional amendment, listed as No. 9 on the ballot, representatives from Kern County Federation of Teachers, Bakersfield Council of Parents and Teachers, and the county schools office have prepared a 15-minute record. This will bo broadcast, Tuesday, at l!:30 p. m., over radio station KPMC, and will be available to groups wishing to play it. The voices recorded are those of Mrs. Bernice Jarrett, president of the Teachers Federation; Mrs. Hugh Nation, president of Bakersfield Council P. T. A., and Leo B. Hart, superintendent of Kern county schools. The sketch was composed by Dr. James McPherson. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1944 PAGES 7 TO 12 Kern Swept by Freak Storm Forward Pass From Jove to Mercury Brings Thunderstorm to County Despite "Clear Sky" Forecast; City in Darkness for Six Hours It \v;is a forward pnss from Jove In Mercury Ihnl brought Uio thumlerhead slorm lo Kern county, according to Hie I'niled Stales weather man whose face was red today as he • looked at his "clear sky" forecast of yesterday. According to the weather dope, the thunderstorm wasn't supposed to get j beyond the Fresno area, but Kern county got full brunt of j INDIAN DKAK —Squaw Singing Pine proudly surveys the IS 1 .-..-inch antler spread of the ItiO-pound buck, which she shot at Beach Meadows, Tula re county. Husband Chief White Horse's prize was 140 pounds. Singing Pine Bags 160-Pound Buck on Last Day of Season -Meat rationing holds no terrors for , .Mrs. Martha Taylor. Singing Pine ' tu her Kiowii American Indian fam- | ily, of 40S (iiKjdman .street, who j bagged her first deer. :i 1 lid-pound I buck, on the last day of the hunting j season. October l!l. at Beach Mea- j dow, Tiilare coynty. I The velvet-horned three-pointer ! boasts antlers measuring lit inches i in height and ]$'« inches in spread. Chief White Horse, Louie Taylor, her husband, brought home two bucks from the same outing, both of which he shot October S. Trying gallantly not to steal the limelight from his wife, he describes the KiO- und 140-pounders as about the size of full-grown jackrabbits. ! The Taylor papooses, Two Hatchet, i Wild Flowers, Buffalo Hunter. Two I Bucks. Cawelo and Running Fawn. i will have plenty of meat for the i winter. darkness and even held up in their per- Housing Authority Issues Third Annual Kern Report Including pictuies and reports of the four housing projects in Kern county, plus the financial status and Housing Authority history, the third annual report of the Housing Authority of Kern county has been released from the presses of The Bakcrsfield Californian. The six-page report which was submitted to the county Board of | Supervisors by Cleorge Hay, chairman of the authority also has on its pages the pictures of the central office stuff, which included F. 13. Widmer. executive director; Mrs. Ruth Xewcomb, accountant: Miss Janet Owens, assistant executive director: Mrs. Mattie Long, book- keeper; and Mrs. Nadine Philips, secretary. Project data, tenant activity and recreation activity information is included in the report of each housing program. The four projects are located opposite Minter Field, near Taft. at Muroc and on East California avenue, Bakersfield. The latter is the only one with entire Negro tenancy. Tenants in the other homes include both civilian and military personnel. Commissioners of the authority are George Hay, charirnan; Lester E. Causey, vice-chairman; Dick S. Stricklen, T. J. Foley and David L. Shifflet. Kern Librarian Is Checks Add Honored at L. A. Meet | to Chest Total Funds Eleanor Wilson, Kern county librarian, was Elected first vice-president of the California Library Association at the conclusion of a three- day convention in Los Angeles today. Other officers elected were Coil Coolidge, Richmond city librarian, president: Margaret (Jirdner, San Francisco public schools, second vice-president; Grace Murray, educational librarian of the California slate library, treasure] 1 . Checks began to dribble into the Community Chest today and letters with dollars began to arrive from individuals missed in the general solicitations. This "retriever" mail is being encouraged at the Bakersfield War Chest office at 1612 Nineteenth street. \Vith little more than $,1500 to meet the local quota, final returns were being watched closely to bring the goal to $120,000 before the end of another week. Chest workers were busy today completing details of solicitation for the campaign. Donors were urged to bring their contributions to the War Chest office or to mail it in or to telephone and donations will be picked up. HONORED—Corporal Henry C. Matherly. 25, son of D. M. Matherly of 1014 Pearl street, is a member of a Flying Fortress squadron stationed somewhere in England. Recently their efforts received special recognition, when the entire bombardment division received a Presidential Citation. Every man in the division now wears the blue, gold-bordered Citation Ribbon. CONGRATULATES VICE-PRESIDENT—President Dwlght L. Clarke, (left) of Occidental Life Insurance Company of California and formerly of Bakersfleld, congratulates Vice-President V. H. Jenkins (right) on the company's achievement of one billion dollars of life insurance in force October 14 while A. P. Giannini (center), board chairman of Transamerica Corporation and director of Occidental, shares in celebration. Car Thief Leaves Auto by Kern Jail A car thief with a sense of humor abandoned a stolen automobile in front of the county jail last night, but less obligingly left for parts unknown, according to . the sheriff's office. The oar, a 1937 Plymouth sedan, was stolen from Spencer Gill of Wasco yesterday. The theft was reported to the sheriff at 9 p. m. last night. It was discovered by police near the jail this morning. Deputy Sheriff Murray Arnold is investigating the case. Blind Defense Worker Expresses Thanks Max Prator, blind Lockheed worker, now living at 2115 Flower street, after losing his home by fire, expressed deepest appreciation to persons of the community who aided him in getting re-established. He thanked persons who had assisted him in finding a house, and in getting furniture, clothing and bedding. He stressed his gratitude especially to Mrs. Leonard F. Elwood of Elwood's real estate company, and to Lockheed. Mr. Prator said that his new home is always open to all of the friends who aided him. (lie unusual full lightning and thunder storm yesterday that began late in the afternoon and continued through the night. The storm area was from San Francisco to the Teliacha]iis. liakcrslield and KITH citi/cus generally go( a taste of a Kuropean blackout as lightning struck power lines and stations. Major pnrt of the city was in darkness from ii :.'!() to midnight and candles were dug out and furnished light in many homes where adults pondered the wonders of the modern electricity and its convenience!". Most of them gut up at midnight and gratefully turned off the lights that wore flashed on as power lines were repaired. A. P. Mann, in charge of the Pacific Has and Electric Company line department, spent most of the night getting line crews out to repair the damages that struck in Bakersfield, Shnfter and Wasco most heavily. One holt of lightning struck the substation power plant near Rakers- field High School and another in the 1700 block on Truxtun avenue in the alley against the power line there. Most of southwest Bakersfield was plunged into theaters were forma noes. Hay Struck County fire department reported that lightning -made a torch of 1(5 tons of hay at Mount Vernon and Brundage Lane, sending pillars of flame skyward at 10:45 p. in. at the peak of the electrical storm. Disproving the old adage that lightning doesn't strike twice in (lie same place, another fork of sky pyrotechnics caught up another ton of hay ar 2 a. m. at the same place. The hay was owned by the San Joaquin Cotton Oil Company on the property of the California Land and Cattle Company. Rainfall amounted to only .11. the showers being spotty throughout the county, making a total of .14 precipitation for the season as compared to .01 for last year. The storm did some damage to cotton as the dust of summer on the cotton leaves washed onto the opened cotton bolls and some cotton was also dampened nt the ginners, lowering the grade a little. Some raisins still in drying process were wetted, bu* the heavy sunlight, and high temperature promised for the week end Is expected to eliminate any loss in this group. Some damage was reported to the late tomato and grape crops, but the storm did not cause any great or heavy losses, according to Lewis llurtch, county ,"m-icultural commissioner. Warm Spell to Continue The weatherman said that the temperature that has been hovering around 90 and PS degrees is as high as it hit during the warm spell in July and It is expected to continue for several days. The warm masses of air in the valley was n good field for the preparation of the thunderstorm, as the cold al. 1 masses moved in from the Pacific instead of coming as Forced masses were cooled and condensed i am* produced the thunderhead clouds that unleashed finally the lightning storm that lit up Kern and Bakcrsfield's landscape dramatically. WILL SOLEMNIZE RETREAT— The special women's mass, which will open the one-day retreat to be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Sunday by the Young Ladies' Institute of Bakersfield, will be solemnized by the Reverend Father Edward Jennings. C. S. R., of Oakland. The retreat will mark the opening of a one-week mission in St. Joseph's Church, with two Redemptorist missionary priests in charge. S1000 DONATED—Miss Alice Delanty. president of Lockheed Buck-of- the-Month Club. Is showing presenting a check for JIOOO to Robert C. Knight, team captain for Bakersfield Community War Chest in the northeast division. Lockheed Buck-of-the-Month Club Gives $1000 to Chest Miss Alice Delanty. Lockheed Aircraft worker and sister of a prisoner of the Japanese, presented a S100H check from the Lockheed Buck-of- this the Month club to the Community War Chest early week, it was announced today. Miss Delanty is the president of j the Lockheed Club, which contributed the amount to be credited to ' the northeast division under the lead- j ership of Karl AVong. Robert C. I Knight, team captain, received the check from the war worker. Sergeant James Delanty, Miss Delanty's brother has been in Japanese hands since the early part of Bakersfield I 1!M2, when the Nipponese forces invaded Cebu, in the Philippine islands. He was stationed on the island with the army. For 19 months, tht> prisoner's sister, who now resides at 2005 H street, has been engaged in war work at the Bakersfield aircraft plant, acting as a riveter and bucker. Four Killed in Terrific Intersection Auto Collision RETREAT SET BY Y.L WILL MARK OPENING OF MISSION AT CHURCH For the first time since the organization of the local institute, members of St. Margaret Mary's Institute No. 82 will sponsor a one-day retreat at St. Joseph's Catholic Church Sunday. All Catholic women in Kern county who are interested are invited to attend. The retreat will mark the opening of a week's mission to conducted in the church by the Heverend Fathers Edward Jennings, C. S. S. H., of Oakland, and Philip Aggeler C. S. S. R., of Liverrnore, both members of the Re- demptorlst fathers. The retreat will open with a special women's muss at H o'clock, and throughout the day special conferences, sermons and devotions will be conducted in the church. No community breakfast is planned, and following a short interval allowed usual from the gulf section. | following the mass for breakfast, the up 1000 feet, the Pacific air ; ,„.„£,..„„ o f recollection and prayer will be resumed. The women are planning lo take box lunches and coffee will be made and served in St. Joseph's School hall at noon by members of the institute. Members of the committee In charge of serving coffee are Mesdames Berniece Lamb and Arthur C. Metcalf. and Misses Frances and Alice Andro and Mae Callagy. Catholic women from all parts of Kern county and a delegation from Tiilare county are expected to attend. The special morning mass will be solemnized by the Reverend Father Edward Jennings, well known for his mission work in the bay area, | particularly at the annual summer novenas of St. Anne in St. Anne's Church in San Francisco. Mrs. C. E. Chambers, institute president, is in charge of general arrangement!) for the one-day retreat. DELANO, Oct. 21.—Three women and it 11-year-old boy were killed instantly and the driver of their car was seriously injured in un intersection collision with a truck Friday on a country road northeast of Delano in southern Tulare county, according to Visalia highway patrol officers who investigated the accident. Driver of the truck was uninjured. The dead, all of the Parks Ranch, 2 miles north and 1 mile east of Delano, are Mrs. Ruth Yundell, 37, wife of Luther Ynndell, and a native of Wheeler, Ark.; her daughter, Mrs. Lois West. 21. native of Oklahoma, whose husband Is in the Exams Set for forest Firefighter Foreman Examinations for forest firefighter foreman and forest fire truck driver will be held by the State personnel board November 6 from 1 to 4 p. m. at the Stale Division of Forestry office. 1025 Golden State avenue. Candidates for driver must present chauffeurs' licenses at the time of the test. Application blanks may be secured at the forestry office and must, be filed In person at the time of the examination. Hoth men and women are eligible for the tests. WITH US TODAY S. U. West, Port Worth, Texas. Business. Hotel Padre. Miss Clmrlene McGhee and .Miss Nflla (iosscii, Maricopa. Visiting. Hotel El Tejori. Mr. ami Mrs. C. V. Smith. Chi- cugo, 111. Visiting. Porterfield liolelj. KILLED IN ACTION—Second- Lieutenant Calvin O. Allen, who was previously reported missing, was killed In action September 2U in Italy. Lieutenant Allen, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Allen, 2813 Arroylto Drive, received his commission at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga. He was a graduate of Bakersfield High School and Pacific Bible Seminary at Long Beach. Before entering the • service in November, 1942, he was pastor of Church of Christ at Fellows. His wife, Mrs. Pearl L. Allen and 0-year-old daughter, Eleanor Louise, reside at 110 Woodrow avenue, Olldale. WOI'NDKD—Staff Sergeant Freddie II. Mason, 19. was wounded in action in France and is now stationed at a hospital in England. He entered the service in September, 1941), and was attached to the infantry. Sergeant Mason attended Bakersfield High School and was an employe of the? River theater, Oildale. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Mason, reside at 3702 K street. NEW SPANISH ATTACKS PARIS. Oct. 21. W)—Socialist and Communist newspapers here today reported a new .series of attacks by Spanish Republican forces on garrisons and convoys of Generalissimo Francisco Franco. The Republicans were estimated to number 20,000 in the region of Lerida. Dr. Stockton Will Head War Veterans Dewey Committee Dr. C. D. Stockton, veteran of this war, was elected to head u committee entitled War Veterans Dewey- Bricker committee, at the Friday meeting of the Veterans of All Wars, It was announced today. "To acquaint properly and sincerely the veterans of all wars with the activities of Governor Thomas E. Dewey and Governor John W. Bricker, the Republican candidates for the office of president and vice- president of the United States," is the subject of the formation of the new committee, it was explained. To assist Dr. Stockton in his duties will be Claude Blodget, a Spanish War veteran, who will act as vice- chairman; World War II Veteran Jim Currnn, secretary, and A. W. Kabes, veteran of World War I. The committee chairman nerved with the C'nlted States Army Paratroopers for a year, In which time he was promoted from the rank of lieutenant to major. He was Injured in this country while making experimental jumps. Dr. Stockton was connected with the medical corps of the desert battalion. It was pointed out that, in addition to these officers, there will be an advisory committee appointed to work with 'them. Only member of this committee appointed as yet is Frederick S. Wheeler, immediate past-commander of Frank S. Reynolds Post 2(i, American Legion. Also included as members of the advisory committee will be the chairman of the Dewey-Brlcker war vet- erans group in other Kern county communities. The fact was emphasized at the meeting that all veterans of any wars are welcome to join in the organization and campaign of the newly formed group. Marines serving !n the southwest Pacific; Mrs. West's son, Roger Lee West. 3, also a native of Oklahoma; Mrs. Erna Miller. 48, wife of J. W. Miller, and a native of Missouri. Mrs. Miller's body will be sent to Missouri for burial. The other victims will be buried in Delano where services have been tentatively Net for Monday, with Delano Mortuary in charge of arrangements. Cary Yandell, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Yandell, and driver of the car, was seriously injured and is in Delano Hospital where his condition is reported as "good." All were on their way to work at the DiGorglo Fruit Corporation Ranch when the accident happened. Football Game Postponed to Monday Night TAFT-BAKERSFIELD GAME WILL BE PLAYED TONIGHT AS SLATED Officials of Bakersfield and East Bakersfield I Ugh School have announced that the game between the Bakersfield Blues and the East Bakersfield Blades originally scheduled to be played last night will be held Monday night. The lightweight game will begin at 6 o'clock with the heavyweight contest following immediately. Ticket stubs for the game slated for last night will he honored Monday night, as well as student body cards. The game between the Whites of Bakersfield and the Taft Union High School team will be played tonight as scheduled. The lightweight game will be at 6:30 on Griffith Field, followed by the heavyweight game. Postponement of the Bakersfleld Blues versus East High Blades was necessitated by lighting trouble caused by lightning. Screen Artist Speaks for Dewey at Meeting Jessie A. Graves, Hollywood screen artist, spoke before approximately Km persons Thursday ut 8 p. m. at Dewey-Bricker headquarters, 929 California avenue, according to Mrs. Emma Drisdon, headquarters chairman. Mr. Graves urged his audience to study the records of the candidates in order to use their ballots effectively. A mass meeting has been tentatively scheduled Cor October 27 in East Bakersfield. Mrs. Drisdon stated. Meeting place will be announced later. ROBOT ATTACK LOXDOX, Oct. 21. (&) —The Germans directed flying bombs at southern England and the London area early today, but no damage or casualties were immediately reported. HEADS VETERAN GROLT— Dip C. B. Stockton, veteran of Wor 1 War II, was named head of U War Veterans Dewey-Brieker cor mittee ;it a ineclins of Veterans All \\iirs .Friday. 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

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