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Bakersfield, California
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Monday, October 23, 1944
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on in Six Fatal Crashes Blamed on Weather; Injuries Reported in Accidents -•* Investigations are continuing today into the two southern Tulare county automobile accidents, Friday, which took a toll of six lives and caused injuries to more than a score of DiGiorgio Fruit Company ranch workers. Two were killed Friday night when a ranch bus returning packing bouse workers to their homes in the Porterville and Poplar districts collided with a car on a country roud near the ranch. In the car were Mrs. Mary Jane 8ipcs, 21, and her sister, Miss Ernestine Holland, 18, who were also returning from the night shift at the tanch. Killed tn the collision were Mrs. Ella Lorene Shewmaker, 36, Porterville, and wife of Davio^ Wesley Shewmaker, also of Porterville, Bnd Miss Oleda Holt, 18, native of Oklahoma and daughter of Mrs. Viola Tabor of Poplar. Funeral services are pending lor both women at Delano Mortuary. Miss Holt is survived, besides her mother, by a brother, Granville Holt, 17, who was injured in the accident; a half-brother. Isador Tabor; two sisters, Joyce Holt and Thedor Holt, all of California; a brother, Dayton Holt, United States Marines; sisters, Geneva Spartman, Oklahoma, and CJeto Holt, Texas. Seriously Hurt Seriously hurt were Raymond Holden, 29. driver of the bus, who is Buffering from shock and a head injury; Otha Walkup, 17, Poplar, who received a head Injury; Mrs. Sipes, who suffered head injuries and a fractured left femur, and Miss Holland, who had general bruises and contusions. AH are in Delano Hos- pltak Two patients were taken to 1 Tulare Hospital since facilities were not available at. Delano, and 20 men and women were treated or examined at Delano Hospital. Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Yandell, 37, Mrs. Lois West, 21, and Roger Lee "West, 3, all of Parks Ranch, who were killed in an intersection collusion with a truck Friday, while on their way to work at DI- '*r Giorgio ranch, were held today at 2 p, m. at Delano Mortuary. Interment was in Delano Cemetery. The body of Mrs. Erna Miller, 48, killed in the same accident, has been sent by Delano Mortuary to Missouri for Interment. w . A broadside collision between cars driven by Willie B. Tye, 29, Shafter, fcnd Charles E. Bodman. 17, Bakera- field, Saturday at 7:40 p. m. on Highway 99 and Olive Drive, caused injuries to two passengers in the Bodman -car, Marvin Rea, 14, Route 4, Box 65, Fruit vale and Dick Doyle, 15, Route 4, Box 65, Fruitvale, according to the California Highway PatroU * K«| Both were treated as outpatients at Mercy Hospital and taken to San Joaquin Hospital Saturday at 10 p. m. Tye received a citation for violation of the right of way and Bodman was cited for having no driver's license, reports state. Gunshot Wound Howard Jenkins, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Jenkins, 1001 Brundage Lane, is reported in fair condition at Mercy Hospital today where he is being treated for a gunshot wound in his arm which he received Saturday at noon when the 410- #uage shotgun carried by his friend Gerald Vollmer, 12, discharged at H street and Belle Terrace where the two were hunting jackrabbits. Hospital officials reported the accident. Mead injuries received when a window fell on him while he was attempting to open It today at 8 a. m. Rt the Chatterbox Cafe, 1509 Sixteenth street, sent Ted Lee, 28, 602 Hfcfffos Drive, to Mercy Hospital for treatment, hospital officials report. An eye laceration was suffered by Melba Childers, 21, . 412 Marcus street, In a collision today at 816 a. m. at Nineteenth street and Union avenue between the car in which she svas riding, driven by Louis J. Hollar- brush, 60, Route 1, Box 738, and one driven by Charlie Morgan, 39, 2130 Virginia street, according to reports from Kern General Hospital, where she was treated and dismissed. Halloween Luncheon Set * by Women CLUB PUNS FIRST MONEY-MAKING EVENT OF YEAR First money-making event of Bakersfield Woman's Club this fall will be a Halloween bridge luncheon Friday at 12:30 p. m. at the clubhouse sponsored by the new member section of the club, with Mrs. H. K. Dickson and Mrs. H. T. Menaray heading the committee on arrangements. The event, open to the public, will be dedicated to contract and auction bridge and Chinese checkers, and will be made colorful by lavish use of Halloween symbols, ranging from black cata to witches and l^ats. Arrangements were completed when the committee met at the club rooms Tuesday. Reservations are to be made with Mrs. Oran Palmer by the evening of Thursday, October 26. Working on arrangements with the chairman and vice-chairman are Mesdames Allen Scott, A. L. Barnes, K. G. Buerkle, J. F. White. Fred Frick, J. A. Dennis, Jr, f William Nash, L. H. Frlck, F. R. Kalloch, Jr.. D. G. Rankln, R. E. Rexroth. D. M, Slddall, Oran Palmer. Lester Frjck, R. R. Pitney, A. L, Hickman, N. S. Walker. H. R, Martin, R. B. Fel- IOWP. Claude Richardson, Harry G. Smith, P. L. Foster, C. R. Simpson, C, S. Morrison, Emory Gay Hoffman. H. J. Johnson, R. Rutherford, Arthur Me Adams and S. O. Han-is. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY. OCTOBER 23, 1944 PAGES 9 TO 16 ^ *,*. •;-* ** if CAi MAIL CHRISTMAS SEALS—Members of Tri-Y clubs in Bakersfield are assisting Kern County Tuberculosis Association in the annual Christmas Seal sale. Shown above are (left to right) Patsy Showalter, Gertrude Murdoch, Nancy Petersen, Doreen Greenleaf, Dorothy Yates, Norma Jean Noble, Barbara Veon, Janet Cady, Betty Lane, Wilma Cunningham and Betty Pollagky. •• L. A. Hunter Shot in Row I Tryouts for Over Quail Lake Duck Blind | New Play Set Tonight A statewide search wns on today for two men who .shot nnd killed Raymond D. Chandler, 39-year-old Los Angeles war veteran, yesterday morning in an argument over a duck blind at Quail lake, 50 miles southeast of here. Chandler died of his wounds at a local hospital. He was shot, according to Joe Klima, Gorman ambulance driver, by two men who told him their shotgun was accidentally discharged during an argument over the duck blind, They departed after he arrived, Klima said, and he brought Chandler to a local hospital. Chandler resided at 3411 West Adams Boulevard, Los Angeles. He was recently honorably discharged as a pharmacist's mate in the coast guard. He is survived by his widow, Kathryn. His body was taken to Los Angeles. Los Angeles sheriff's office is directing the investigation. Co-operation is being extended by the Kern sheriff's office and Bakersfield police department. Captain Garner Brown and Inspector William Pcnprase of the Los Angeles office are in charge of the case. MINTER TRAINEES DONATE BLOOD 60 JOURNEY TO L. A. RED CROSS CENTER New Ruling in Cotton Sales Set Kern farmers with cotton under loan may sell their cotton either on the open market or under the Commodity Credit Corporation purchase program by repaying the loan, according to a provision in the recently passed Surplus Property Act, it was announced today by J. R. Bright, 'chairman of the Kern County Agricultural Adjustment Agency. According to the Surplus Property Act, the cotton loan rate was raised for the 1944 cotton crop from 92Vi per cent to 95 J /fc per cent of parity or 63 points per pound average for all qualities of cotton at all locations. The new provisions, Chairman Bright explained, will permit cotton growers to take advantage of more favorable markets, if they should occur, or of the five points per month increase for October to May deliveries under, the CCC purchase program. Sixty "on-the-line" trainees from Minter Field donated blood today at the American Red Cross blood donor center in Los Angeles, Minter headquarters announced today. They stayed overnight at the Santa Monica recreation center and went to the Red Cross blood donor center at 9i-'5 South Western avenue, Los Angeles, where they and their officers contributed blood for war use. Among the trainees were 20 mem- bevs of the Minter football squad. The entire group was under command, of Lieutenant Wayne Austin and Lieutenant Martin J. Moore, tactical officers at the Minter trainee pool. A number of the ti-ainees are former enlisted men who have served both in this country and overseas before being selecetd for aviation cadet training. Among them are several well-known athletes. One of those who made the trip is Trtiinee Jim Brink, national junior tennis singles runner-up and ranking doubles player from Seattle. Football players included W. Miller of Yale University, F. D. Moore from Tulsa University, G. E. Patton from Oregon State, Ed Sullenger from Fresno State College, and George Oakley from University of Hawaii. Lieutenant Austin, formerly an enlisted bombardier, is a veteran of Pearl Harbor, the battle of Midway and Guadalcanal. SPEAKS TODAY The Reverend W. E. Long, paster of the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church, will speak on the subject, "Communism as It Affects Our Liberties," today at 930 p. m., over station KERN. 100 Catholic Women Attend Retreat at St. Joseph's More than 100 Catholic women shared the one-day Retreat program conducted throughout the day Sunday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, marking the official opening of a one-week mission being conducted in the parish by two Redemptorist priests. The Retreat was held under the auspices of St. Margaret Mary's Institute No. 82, headed by Mrs. C. E. Chambers, president. The women's program was opened with a special mass at 8 o'clock Sunday morning solemnized by the Reverend Father Edward Jennings C.s S. R. of Oakland, one of the two missionaries in charge of services for the week. Conference at 11 o'clock followed, and the women shared a box luncheon at noon in St. Joseph's school hall immediately following the 12 o'clock mass which, with additional ceremony, marked the formal opening of the mission proper. The afternoon was given over to meditation, conference, stations of the cross, rosary, benediction of -the blessed sacrament, and bestowing of the papal blessing. Conference talks were presented by the Reverend Father Jennings throughout the day. The mission will continue through Sunday in St. Joseph's Church with daily masses at 6, 7 and 8:30 o'clock every morning, followed by special instruction. The instructions being given locally have been described by the Toronto archbishop as the finest course In Catholic doctrine ever presented in any nation. Every evening at 7:45 o'clock there will be rosary, benediction of the blessed sacrament and short sermons by the Reverend Father Jennings or by his companion, the Reverend Father Phillip Aggeler, C.s H. R., of Livermore. The Reverend Father Thomas A. Earley, pastor of St. Joseph's Church announced today that the mission is open to the general public, and that the Redemptorist priests conducting the mission occupy outstanding positions among the Catholic clergy of the Pacific Coast. The mission will be continued daily through next Sunday, October 29. '&•*&£*•. :-;;;:# HOME PLANNING NOW—Because prospective homeowners and builders as well as those wanting to remodel their homes In the postwar period are seeking information, a Home Planning Institute will be conducted here under the auspices of the Bakersfield Evening High School, beginning November 14. The institute Wttl run for five weeks on Tuesday evenings and will be resumed in January, 1945, for five more evenings. The steering committee will select the speaker that will cover such subjects as home sites, materials, equipment, furnishings and general home planning. Left to right are: Miss Dorothy Wilkinson, home demonstration agent of Kern county agricultural extension service; Dean Pieper, secretary Bakers field Chamber of Commerce; Guy Garrard, general chairman and principal of the evening high school; Mrs. Hugh Nation, president of Bakersfield Council P. T. A., and John Ware, representing the Pacific Gaa and Electric Company. A1 Gregory, a Bakersfield Community theater director, announced today that tryouts for the second play of the season, "Cry Havoc," will be held tonight, at 7:30 p. m. in the Administration building, of Bakersfield High School, room 2. "Cry Havoc," penned by Allen R. Kenwood and recently made into a motion picture of the same name, should interest Bakersfield women thesplans, since there are 13 feminine roles—all of them, announced Director Gregory, "good character parts and representing all types and ages." The roles also call for several dialects—southern, English, German. Mr. Gregory urges newcomers to try out, since Bakersfield Community theater is always interested in new talent, remarking that the leading role in the recent play, "Claudia," was taken by a newcomer to the community. Mr. Gregory also announces that people interested in reading the play will find scripts o£ "Cry Havoc" at the local libraries in Bakersfield and Oildale. WITH US TODAY N. J. Mcfanii, Albuquerque, N. AF. Business. Padre hotel. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Miller, Visiting. Inn Dallas, Texas Bukersfield, Mr, and Mrs, Donald Brooks. San Diego. Business. Porterfield hotel. Russell Higby and Louis Dentoni. Stockton. Visiting. Hotel El Tejon. BOARDFAILSTO AID SAFETY PLEA HAZARDOUS CROSSING STILL PERILS TOTS —Air Corps Photo PROMOTED—Major William F. Colm, who has been overseas more than a t year, flying with a troop carrier t-jrt-e as a pilot and liaison officer 01! a paratroop-hauling, glider-towing C-47 aircraft, was recently promoted to his present rank. His earlier experiences were in the Mediterranean theater of operations in Africa, Sicily and Italy, and today he is stationed in England. Hits wife, Mrs. Ruth E. Colm, resides at 2930 Twenty- second street and he is the son of Mrs. Mary E. Colm of 2201 Cedar street. Major Colm, a graduate of Leland Stanford University, was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and Rotary Club in Bakersfield. The Board of Supervisors failed to take action this morning on a petition for the provision of school crossing guards on Highway 99, opposite Hawthorne and Union Avenue schools. Guards have been requested to insure the safety of several hundred children, all sixth graders and under, who must cross the highway twice daily. Representatives of the Parent- Teachers Association originally asked for safety measures at the board meeting last week and also at the City Council meeting. No action was taken. Teachers at the schools fear that a child will be killed at the dangerous crossings if no guards are provided. Norbert Bfiuniffarten, county counsel, said that it was legally possible for the county to provide guards, but that there were three objections to such a provision. First, the county would bear the full expense in spite of a provision for payment by the state out of tho motor vehicle fund, because such payment would be deducted from the total county appropriation from the motor vehicle fjind. Second, In the case of the Hawthorne school crossing, which is inside the city, the city would pay no part of the expense. Third, such a provision would provide a precedent for any city or county school to ask for special appropriations from the Board of Supervisors. Other business at the Board of Supervisors meeting included approval of the state law enforcement mutual aid plan endorsed by the state war council and drawn up by a committee of which Police Chief Robert Powers la a member. The plan, to become effective when adopted by each county and city throughout tho state, provides for mutual aid by law enforcement agencies in case of emergency too great for the local authorities to handle. Sheriff John Loustalot appeared before the board to recommend approval of the plan. He said that the program of mutual aid as conceived by the plan could never put the county in jeopardy. Supervisor \Voollomes made the motion for approval, and Supervisor Hardy seconded it. Purchase of property in Lament for the purpose of fire department facilities was ordered. All of lot 30 in Lament will be purchased from Mrs. Grace Thorton for the sum of $450f The board approved payment of expenses for four nurses who wish to attend the California State Nurses Association convention in San Francisco, November 8 to 10. Those going are all from Kern General Hospital, Alma Estes, director of nurses; Elsa Maranda, chief isolation nurse: Vera Jolllff, senior ward nurse, and Leona Stoiber, supervising nurse. * Edna E. Linnel) was appointed temporary janitor at the courthouse. Exhibit Held Over at East Side Library Pictures by Lilyan Roche, Bakersfield artist, that have bee*n on exhibit at the East Bakersfield Library, will be held over for another week, it was announced today by the artist. Many persons have visited the exhibit and enjoyed the paintings. "Tote-the-Vote" Club Is Organized by Democrats "Join tho Tote-the-Vote' club and contribute your share to an honest, representative election in November." This call to the aid of the election was issued today by members of the Kern county Democratic central committee as they prepared to launch a county-wide, campaign to get every registered voter to the polls on November 7. Every registered voter will be welcomed as a member of the club regardless of political affiliation, Mrfl. Barbara Johnson, Democratic central committee member, 'announced. Two requirements for membership are that the prospective member wants to vote and has no transportation to the polls or that the prospective member has a car and is willing 1 to devote his time and car to transportating other voters to the polls. This concerted, all-out effort to get every registered voter to the polls was prompted by a desire for a representative election, an election that represents the will of all the people, Mrs. Johnson said. Asked to Call Headquarters To sign up for the "Tote-the-Mtote" Club, Kern county voters are asked to write in to the Democratic central commltttee headquarters nearest them and give their names and addresses plus information about their status—whether they want transportation service or whether they will provide a car for that serv* ice, it was reported. Those signing up to transport voters are asked to send in information on the time their cars will be available and the number of voters that can be carried In each trip. Those desiring transportation are asked to report the time they wish to be taken to the polls, "Tote-the-Vote" memberships will also be taken by telephone, Mrs. Johnson declared. In Bakers fie Id, voters may Join the club by writing to the Democratic central committee headquarters at 1669% Chester avenue, or "by telephoning 2-5346. The Bakersfield office is open between the hours of 10 a. m. and 8 p. m. daily, it was announced. Delui 10 Office Delano voters may become "Tote- the-Voters" by signing up at Democratic headquarters at 914 Main street. Joe Haddican, chairman of the Delano Democratic Club, may be telephoned at 7641. In Buttonwillow memberships will be taken by Joe Lewis, member of the Democratic .central committee and chairman of the Buttonwillow Democratic Club. The address of the Democratic headquarters in Taft is 210 Fourth street and the telephone number Is Taft 62. Service Non-Partisan * "Many voters cannot spare the gasoline for driving lo the voting places this yj»r and many voters are working long: hours so that they will need transportation if they are to arrive at the polls in time to cast their votes, so we believe that our •'Tote-the-Vote' 1 Club will serve a patriotic purpose by getting to the polls those persons that might have sacrificed their voting privilege because of transportation difficulties," Mrs. Johnson said. The Democratic central committee woman declared that the service will be strictly nonpartisan and that Republicans will be welcomed as club members as readily as Democrats. A list of polling places, according to supervisorial districts, Is now on file In .the Bakersfield Democratic central committee headquarters and the office staff will be glad to look up the polling places for voters, it was announced. Both telephone culls and personal visits will receive prompt attention, the office manager said* Bond for ounty * * V^V^^T^^I-^^H^^B^W^^^^^^^^^H Kern Quota Set at $8,325,00()jn Drive Bakersfickl and Kern county will roll up its sleeves to do another big war job that will be launched soon, the raising of 38,32r>.(>00 in sales in (he Sixth war War begin will bond Loan Nor run drive, which will veinber 20 and through December. J. J. Wilt, county chairman, will nilly workers soon using the dependable organization that has carried the county through war finance campaigns with flying colors. Henry Eissler, Bnkcrstield chairman, will call together hi.s steering committee at a dinner meeting nt 7 p. m. Tuesday and will allocate duties at that limp for Bnkcrsfleld's shave in the Sixth \Vnr Loan. Mrs. Robert Sirauss. chairman of the women's division, had a luncheon meeting of her steering committee last week and the. women are already at work on a super-charged event to discharge the women's Sixth \Var T^oan duties. Kern county's quota, along with other California counties' quotas nre Kern's quota In tho Fifth War Loan Kern's quota in the First War Loan was $9,4:10,000 and this time it is set for $8,325.000. Of this amount *» n ,500.000 has been set for K bond sales; $].825.000 for other issues and $4,000,000 for corporation sales. Kern county's quota is the third largest in southern California, being surpassed only by San Diego, San Bernardino and Los Angeles; the latter quota is stt for $9.500,000. The southern California total quota is $451,000,0<fo as compared with $512,000,000 in the Fifth War Loan. Individuals of the aren must buy $202,000,000 In bonds as against $246,000,000 in the previous campaign. County quotas wore set at the recent regional war finance conference held in Los Angeles, which was addressed by Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgeuthau. Jr., and Ted U. Gamble, director of the War Finance division, Washington, D. C., coining drive on the need of bond sales to finance the war in the Pacific. Name Welker Grounds Chief by Supervisors William Welker was appointed Kern county superintendent of buldings and grounds by unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors this morning to fill the vacancy left when J. H. Hanks, former superintendent, was appointed county assessor. Mr. Welker has been superintendent of the medical plnnt at Kern General Hospital since June. He was manager of the hospital from January, 1935. to November, 1938, and again from January, 1941, to June, 1944. Glen Johnson was appointed superintendent of the medical plant by the board to fill the vacancy. Supervisor Roy Woollomes made the motion for the appointment of Mr. Welker and Chairman A. W. Noon seconded the motion. MAKES OIL HISTORY—This KCL, 20-13 of the Standard Oil Company, located at the South Coles Levee, 11 miles east of Taft, is now the deepest oil well in the world and is making oil history by exploring the lower geological zones for deep-level oil. Nearby wells in this area were brought into production at 9000 feet. Deeper oil levels, if uncovered, will bring- more petroleum Into production for the war effort. R. C. Stoner, of San Francisco, vice-president of the company, and former Bakersfield resident, look part in a national broadcast Saturday over KFI telling 1 of the significance of the well. Drilling began on July 31, 1043, and the well is now down to 15,450 feet. Its nearest rival is a well at Pecos, Texas, drilled to a depth of 15,279 feet, Spot Cotton Prices Down, Sales Up, WFA Heads Report -VOTE—Thin \s a review of tho nntton market conditions throughout the i'niiod Stales and in the western nrea, with market price quotations on various qualities JIM iireimroil by thn ami director, \V. II. Lunhani, of the cotton division, \Var Food Administration* through the co-operaiion of S, U. Cohmert, price expert in thfl arp;i office, A review of market conditions will be used in The Californian each Monday. Private Parra Killed in European Action Private Francisco A. Parra, nephew of John Arellanos, 709 Healy street, has been killed in action In the European area as reported by the war department through Associated Press. Spot cotton.prices declined slightly this week and spot sales increased over the preceding week, according to W. B. Lanham, area director of the cotton division of the War Food Administration. The daily rate of mill consumption and cotton spindle activity Increased from last month. The weather was favorable for picking and ginning over most of the belt. Prices for middling 15/16 inch cotton In the 10 designa ted markets averaged 21.58 cents per pound Friday, October I'O against 21.65 a week earlier and 20.23 a year ago. On no day during the week did prices more than five points from the preceding day's quotations, premiums and discounts for grade and staple were mostly unchanged. Market Activity Up Spot market activity this week increased slightly over the previous week with reported sales of 282,000 and 246,000 bales, respectively, in the corresponding \veeks a year ago. Sales totaled 191,000 bales. The»e was good demand this week for strict low middling ami higher cotton in the medium' staples. Offerings by farmers were limited as growers in some areas are reported to be holding, awaiting further develop- Luncheon Set in National Hearing Week Observance Today opens National Hearing: Week in Bakersfield, celebrating the silver anniversary of American So- city for the JIurd-of-Hearlng. The weok will culminate Saturday at 1 p, m. with a luncheon in Plymouth hall. First Congregational Church, Seventeenth and G streets. Speakers at the luncheon will bo Corporal Orville Armstrong, instructor in lip reading, Hoff General Hospital, Santa Barbara, the son of Mrs. O. M. Armstrong of this city, and Bryan J. Coleman, veterans' employment representative, United States Employment Service, Bakersfield. A. W. Noon, chairman of Kern County Board of Supervisors and chairman of Kern County Defense Council, writing t>r. Myrnle Gifford, president of Kern County Society for the Hard-of-Hearing, Chapter 121, interpreted the week, as follows: "An enlightened public can do much to assist in the hearing conservation program and be of real help to those handicapped by a hearing loss. For this reason we have an annual National Hen ring Week. Past experience has shown the value of such a week in acquainting the public with the problems of hard-of-hearing children arid adults and what Is being done in behalf of the hearing- handicapped and what needs yet to bo done, "Now wo must look out, not only for our children and adults with impaired hearing, but also be ready to do our part for servicemen coming home with similar problems. "May I express my commendation for tho splendid work done by Kern County Society for the Hard-of* Hearing and its parent organization, the American Society for the Hard* of-Hearing, ments In connection with the CCC purchase program. Demands for 1943 loan equities were good and farmers' offerings of equities were reported to have increased. Commodity Credit Corporation loans were reported on 228,000 bales of 1944 cotton through October 14, 1944. Repayments on the Ji)44 cotton crop to date have been negligible. Loans are still outstanding un ifbout 1,978,000 bales of the 3,595,000 that entered the 1943 loan. -ri Trading Brisk Equity trading continued at a rather brisk scale in most western markets, according to reports. A fairly substantial volume of 1943-44 upland loan stocks passed through repossession channels during the week with merchants evidencing considerable interest in a wide range of qualities, especially in grades strictly low middling and above in staples 1 1-16 inch and 1 3-32 inch. Gray destriptiona and some of the lower grades and shorter staples were also reported in the transactions. Farmers were said to be liquidating their holdings quite freely in some areas at prices ranging up to about $7 per bale. New crop Upland qualities were assertedly slow in moving and offerings by farmers for either sale or pledges against loans were light. Un- £>.•-.:.••'?, ftm$$s •'£ : vS^SSSHK . . til aJI procedures are established, there has been little to indicate the probable volume of the current crop that will be offered under provisions of the recently announced program. .Levels Unchanged Local spot price levels were unchanged and continued to reflect current loan values. Gin yard stocks continued to increase in noticeable volumes. Favorable weather prevailed throughout the western areas of production. While pickers are not plentiful, there seems to bo no critical shortage at present and operations are said to bo proceeding at a fairly satisfactory rate. Quotations are based on reports to the Office of Distribution and relate to qualities equal to the official cotton standards. To figure prices per pound add premiums (plus+) to and subtract discounts (minus —) from December Xew York futures. Points are in one-hunclreUths of u cent per pound (100 points equal one cent). Quotations for El Paso, Phoenix, Bakersfield-Fresno-Tulare territories are for cotton in mixed lots f. o. b. gin yards. Quotations baaed on today's New York December which closed at 'J1.7S cents. BaKT'kl. Fn»sn« Staple 1-1/16" 1-3/31'" 1-1/8 " 1-5/33" SM Points . SO - 50 5U Tular* SLM To Una -1 , +330 CANDIDATE COMMENDS BOOK—Upon presentation of "Those Who Serve," the Frank S. Reynolds Post 26. American Legion book, Governor John W. Bricker, Republican candidate for the office of vice- president of the United States, expressed pleasure in the receipt of the publication. He suhl, " 'Those Who Serve' is a iipIeniUd tribute to the men in the service. It is a job well done/'" On the paces of the Legion book are tho history of Keru county and the pictures at more than 5000 servicemen and women from this county. •A Union Cemetery NUM'KOFIT CORPORATION PERPETUAL CARE View Its Lovely Landscaped Grounds Gardens and FloVers and Gemlike Lakes Set Our Monument lH*pl»y Near thr, Offir* Phone 7-7185 • i.

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