The Fresno Bee from Fresno, California on October 18, 1936 · Page 44
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4--C .THE FBB9NO BEE. iUNDAT, OCTOBEB 11. 1IM. News of the San JoaquinValleyi i Colonel White Will Speak At Armistice Fete Victim's Wife Is Seriously In-! jureri In Chowchilla ! Traffic Mishap CHOWCHILLA (Madera Co.), j Oct. 17.--A tire blowout which! caused an automobile to t u r n o v e r j to-night resulted in the death of ] Ben All«n, 25, younj; cotton picker · of the Chowchilla district. j Allen's wife, Monnie, 27, suffered '· internal injuries which arc consid-; ered serious. She way taken to the Madera County Hospital at Madera. Three other members of Allen's family wore either uninjured or suffered only minor hurts. The accident occurred while the family was enroute TO Chowchilla in a car driven hy Ben's brother, Frank. Injured Woman Describe* Crash Mrs. Monnic Allen told^u- jfttors a tire blew out when the automobile was about three blocks from the center of the city. She says it was traveling at about thirty miles an hour. The vehicle skidded to the side | of the road, struck the curb and tamed over. Ben Allen was Instantly killed When his head struck the pavement. His mother, Mrs. Callie Allen, suffered a cut on the forehead. Neither Frank Allan nor his sister, Mary, was injured. Dr. A. C. Atwood of Chowchilla jfave first aid to the two injured women. Coroner P.. S. Jay took charge of Ben Allen's body. The family had been picking cot- Ion on various ranches in the Chowchilla district'. They came htr» from Oklahoma two months THREE HURT NEAR MERCED MERCED (Merced Co.), Oct. 17. --Three persons were injured in two automobile accidents near here to-day when two cars overturned. Mrs. Margrette H a n s e n, 67, Heediey, was treated by Dr. J. L. Mudd for slight injuries received when the car in which she was rid- Jng and; driven by overturned on the her husband, Golden State Highway, two miles south of here this afternoon. Haasen lost control of his car when he applied the brakes suddenly in attempting to avoid colliding with an on-coming vehicle. Hansen tried to .pass a car and. h*f*Tne confused, the officers Bay. E. F. Clianto. ^ and June Chance. 8, of Livingston were injured when their car overturned near the Jordan School on Arena The Chance car struck the rear of a trick driven by Manuel Fret- ton of Atwater, which was backed into the road in their path. Chance tried to avoid the collision and lost control or the car. Italian Group To Hear Speaker For Roosevelt 1 MERCED fMerced Co.), Oct. 17. *-A. J. Zirpoli of San Francisco. an assistant United States district attorney, will address a meeting of the Italian-American Roosevelt League here Monday night. He will address a similar gathering at Gustine. Tuesday night. Democratic women have organized a county group. Mrs. James A. Parker was elected president; Mis? Eva Dutra, vice president; Miss Elsie Carrignani, secretary, and Mamie Rahilly, treasurer. Branches of the' women's group will be f o r m e d in Livingston, Lo.= headquarters Banos and Gubtine. Democratic party Fireworks Are P l a n n e d As Feature Of County-Wide Celebration In Selma SELMA (Fresno Co.), Oct. 17.-Colonel John R. White, superintendent of the Sequoia National Park, to-day accepted the invita- .ion of the Selma American Legion Post to be the speaker at the annual Fresno County Armistice Day celebration to be held here November llth. Dr. R. A. Groshong, a member of the committee on arrangements, says Colonel White will spea"k in Lincoln Park here following the a n n u a l Armistice Day parade. A Dublic address system will enable :he large crowd to hear the ad- Commander Arthur H. Long of .he Selma Legion Post, who is heading- the committee on arrangement?, saya scores of parade entries have already been received and it is expected this year's parade will exceed those held here in previous years. An innovation in Fresno County Armistice Day celebrations will be a full hour's entertainment of fireworks in the evening. This feature will be presented on the Rose Avenue Athletic Field, where several thousand spectators will be admitted free. Jack Richardson, heading the committee on queen selection, says he choice will he made at the reen Mill Pavilion at Centerville on the evening of October 31st. Julius Jensen, a past commander of the Rfiltna American Legion heading the parade committee. He has received assurance composed of renty-four fine grand were recently opened in The Lounsbury Garago across from inn, cit hall on M Street. Maderan Is Held In Fresno Jail On Hit-P.un Char gel the sheriff's posse, riders on at least U horse?, will march. The marshal for the parade will be" Will Martin. Kingsburg rancher and cattleman. Afternoon e n t e r t a i n m e n t is be- IK arranged by the post. Plans ire underway for a motorcycle obstacle race with scores of contestants. This is to be staged on he P.ose Avenue Athletic Field L J. Laroux Loses Life In Accident; William Dayton Is Critically Hurt BAKERSFIELD ( K e r n Co.), Oct, 17.--One miner was killed and another waa critically injured by a rock slide which occurred to-day the Lyle-Hartman mining property in the Kern County mining district fourteen miles south of Mojave. L. J. Laroux, 27, was crushed to death by rocks. He leaves his widow and four children Hving in he camp on the Elephant Eagle mining property near Mojave. William Dayton, who was work- np with Laroux when the slide occurred, suffered critical injuries, was taken to the hospital a! Lancaster. * Coroner N. ·. Houze of Kern County announced to-night th^t he will conduct a full investigation of the tragedy. Houzc eaid he probably will hold an inqur-Pt late next week. Pioneer Recalls 1886 Colony In Sequoias Superior JuciKc T. P.. T h n m = o n i mu sentenced Andy Hohbs of Ma-' dera to serve- the first t h i r t y days of a two-year term of probation in the Fresno County Jail on a charge' of hit and run "Hobbs r e c e n t l y 1 pleaded guilty to t h e charge a n d 1 requested probation. Hobbs admitted hitting Uislie Rlley. a bicycle rider, on the W h i t e .oad nr-ar Madera Avenue Bass Lake Closes iYear Of Safety Under Life Guard i BASS LAKE (Madera Co.), Oct.! jli.--Bass Lake has closed its first I Oil men throughout the state ire awaiting production tests at the Stevens No. 2 well of the Shell Company in the Ten Sections oil field, 'ifteen miles southwest of Bakersfield. The well has been cemented and the first production tests are scheduled -within the next few days. The area to be tested is reported to be ninety feet from 8,300 to 8,390 feet. Reports flay the tests of the upper zones for MO feet from the bottom will be made by stages by perforating casing. Town lf*v Is Being Drilled After several interrupted drilling ventures, the Iowa Oil Company's property near the. Fresno-Kings Jounty line again h a g . a n oil drill- ng project in operation. A group leaded by John U Etheridge nf Los Angeles has the lease, and the drilling is being done by the Big Boy Oil Company. The well is to be "drilled to 8.300 feet. The Iowa company is over thirty years old and numbers among it» stockholders many Kings County residents. Freinnn* Tell Well Plans A. Niflppn find P. K. Dunwondie. joth of Fresno, announce they have concluded arrangements by which Fresno capital will be used to.dril" wo new wells in a search for oil. One well is the Mid-State Petro- ettm Well No. 1 on the East Side Canal lease in the Mountain View area. The location is on Section 19-30-29. The other is in the lyiw Acre? area at Santa Maria and is known as Echo No. I. Mohawk Crew Starts Work Crews drilling the Mohawk Petro- eum Company's new test for oil on Section 30-16-15 in the Cantua dis- rict have taken up their quarters t Coalinga and commenced opera- ions. The well is fourteen miles from loalinga, or about two miles from he Halfway station. It is in the ame area where the Western Gulf las been drilling a test. The Mohawk holds leases on sev. ral hundred acres in the district. Avenal 'n. 1 To Be Plugged Back The Associated Oil Company ·eported to be planning to plug lark its Avenal No. I test well from 'ottom of 3.080 feet to 2,960 feet or a formation test. The project is located southwest if the Kettleman Hills. Knudson * Schmidt drilled a dry hole in the icinlty before the Associated com- lenced its operations. Krdlcman AVells Are Planned Tfcr Rtnr.rlnr;! Oi! Company has |er«cted derricks for its 19-J-4 and I13-H-S7 wells in the Kettleman Hills field. The company also has picked a location for its 19-J-8 in the same field, and is grading a location for its 19-J-S5. Standard has twenty-two wells in various drilling stages In seven fields--half of them at Kettleman North Dome. The deepest of those now drilling is the Kettleman l-U-54, down 9,675 feet. Fresno To Be Represented At District Session To-day VISALJA (Tulare Co.), Oct. 17.-Consignor John C u l l en of San rrancisco, the state chaplain, and Mrs. Elizabeth Collins, the state -egent, will attend a district meeting of the Catholic Daughters oi America in the Moose Hall here :o-morrow. Court Little Flower No. 1003, Vi- aalia, will be host to the visiting delegates. The delegates will be entertained with a luncheon ai noon. This will "le followed by the district session n the hall. Mrs. Emma Steele, grand regent The photos here record an interesting chapter in the history the Sequoia National Park, when Charles F. Kellar, 90, of Santa Crui was an organizer of the Kaweah Colony in 1886. The group built the first road connecting the valley with the grove of big trees. Kellai was the original owner of what is now known as the General Sherman tree and first named it the Carl Marx Tree. He la visiting'the park this week. The pictures show: No. 1--Camp Advance in 1889, at that time the colony town site north of. Ash Mountain on the North Fork of the Kaweah River. No. 2--Misa Kate Redstone In 1890 standing on a suspension bridge over the Kaweah just below the junction of the North Fork and the main stream. The bridge was built by Ralph Hopping, grandfather of Guy Hopping, superintendent of the Genera Grant National Park. Miss Redstone later became Mrs. Ralph Hop ping. No. 3--Type of paper money used in the Kaweah Colony. No 4--Kaweah colonist building road to Giant Forest in 1886. No. 5-Charles F. Kellar. No. 6 shows what happened when/ the donkey engine fell through a bridge. Aged Soldier, Builder Of i he made publl - ic a_ report by Dis- Judge Austin sentenced Joe Gon.lchars^oT'uIc la^'lilke^reeio'n' zales to spend mnety days i n » ! E howm ? S.COO swimmers had m- on a charge of second de'grce bur-' iT'ary. Mooney Grove Will ·ternd the water d u r i n g the season. As a result of t h n life guard p.r.rv- ii.e, out: drowning was averted whf-n Life Guard R. M. Peter. c nn succeodod in rescuing and reviv- P. a b a t h t r who had become iFti-d and would have lost his but fur t h e rtsr.urr. 1 '' r I'moii Hixh School was In- i To-day V1SALIA (Tulare Co.). Oct. J7 -- Moonry Grove will he closed for I ho p r r i n t r i n n ' n t T y k r r anrif.;r.ced to- · lay. Tl-.o unu-s \vill r e m a i n oprn ;N "'.'!.' h throughout thfi W i n t e r viMto:-*' ' 1;(i arp welcome, a l t h o u g h the h n a t - ;'iUKur."!i;'J uunr.K the; past Summer house, p a v i l i r n a n d concessions will!'''. 3 a result r 'l t-:cvrrai tragedies in he closed. the. tief-jj waters of the lake In previous yeais. The forest service provided a inutorhojit. q u a r t e r s ir.d supervision. Other costs of the life gtirird activities were borne by the Bass Lakn resort?, Madera County and the rnar.iv Red Cross chanter. Dangerous areas in the lake were pn.-tcti ami 1,000 f r .e.t o f line i n s t a l l e d to m a t k danger areas. Life niving instructions I w e i e piven. and f i f t y motorboat 1 -- [cautioner! on s n f e t y to swimmers Knrty-ciKhl overloaded boats were |stoppfd. Kix arrests were made for violations of safety regulations. Plans arc being made to timio the life guard year. Pyramid Te»t«l John P. Hurndall is testing the well on section 16-24. 18 at Pyramid Hills, originally drilled by the Royaltv Service Corporation to some 4,200 feel, after having backed up and plugged to 1,991. The California Oil World says that after reperforating the casing at this point, the well has yielded a great quantity of rotary mud. some water and a little oil. Until the mud has been cleaned out nothing can be determined as to the well's commercial possibili- . _ _ Hurndall _ has under conilders- :i.:v!r.r '.-.(.I: ;l,i- J i i i i i n g of a second well at the w i t h i n another sixty days but no derision has been reached on this Stork Visits Visalia's New City Hospital VIKALIA ' T u l a r e Co.), Oct. 37.--Miss -VarKr-.: ( -t Ar.n Jonr? h^s thf d t s t i n r t i c n oi boinp t):c first baby born in Vasalia's new m n n i c i p n l hr,.spital. Thr child way born this n f t r i n n r m , nnrJ io thfi daughter of Mr. ;mi Mr*;. Alden Jonps. Tho falhr-r is nmployf-d hy n n abstrari comjumy. oon- yerviro next DENTAL PLATES THAT "FIT" DR. A. E. HERGENHAHH 2044 Maripou, Upstairs point. Well fo Drill Ahcul The Doyle Petroleum Company is -'-IB deeper in its well at Jasmin*, side at the business meeting. Other delegates from Fresno wil include Mary Polil, Mary Ely, Mar garet ViriHo.-Marj' Dagnino, Chris tine Enos, Blanche Furay, Louis* Koch, Rita Hcrtwick. Mayme Wha len, June Rosella, Amelia Jorgen sen, Annabelle Nuttmnn, Clemen tine Whalen, Ardine O'Hara, Mai-y Elwood, Hattie Toddhunter, Nel Winters, Genevleve Mahon, Julia Griffiths, Bertha Biehle, Florenci Fleming, Grayce Stewart and M Sowvlen. Two Women Fete 90th Birthday A nniversaries niNIIBA (Tulare Co.), Oct. 17.-Two Dinuba matrons were honored here at soci; events marking t h e i r ninetieth birthday ar versaries. Mrs. S u s a n Sibley, a pioneer resident of the community, was the g u e s t ol h o n o r of the P i o n e e r Club and the Loya Berean Sunday School class 'of the first Christian Church at ( meetings during versary of Mrs. Mary A. Stubblefield was celebrated when eight of icr ten living children and a num- )er of her grandchildren met at ler h o m e o n 'ark Way. The sons and daughters pret- ent were Michael Stubblefield if Oakland ; Hary Stubblefield 'f Los Angeles, W. N. Stubble ield of Orosi; L. R. Stubblefield if Fresno; Mrt. Vinnie Smith ot Centura; M r a R. L. P a y n e eorge Stubble- leld and Mrs. n n I e Sweeney, all nuba. of Dl- SCHEDUI..EU Mary C. Rogers Is chairman for a Jotluck dinner to he sponsored by he Auxiliary No. 6 to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War at «:30 o'clock Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial Hall. All members some fifteen miles southeast of Tin- of the Grand Army of the Repub- lano. The well has just undergone lie and th« ion's organization hare a scries of teats »t 2M2 ttei. been invited to klUnd. State School Librarians Open Hanford Conclave HANFORD (KlnRS Co.), Oct. 17. -Principal Jacob Neighbor of th* Hanford High School this afternoon extended an official welcome 10 the school librarians of California, who are here for their » n n u « l convention, which ia being presided over hy Miss- Klliabeth Neal, »t the Compton Junior mentary school section*. A joint session l-TSTIV.U. L't VI.\L,.s i o;; i.Mf:/ed Coj, Oct. ?.- The t h i r d n n n u a l Livingston 'ill Festival was n f i n a n c i a l MIC- ,, · jliilifln;: f r o m r e p o r t s prnsr-nteil] C °" c S e nml President of the state luncheon to-day the , , lu | m f m h r r « rj'f t n n I.iv'inpl'io'n Clinm''-i ns! ' nc ' atlon . ilHT uf Commerce. Total rccointJ K o l l o w l n K |from all sources for the three-,hr i n v e n t n n i o u n t e . l t n S1.023 and w i t h a j t n i n i l n - r of p e r m a n e n t improve- i j n e n l s made, t h r net p r o f i t s total i S l . r f p . .-aid c. J. Carpenter, general 1 chairman. visitors Inspected the recently enlarged library of lh« Hsnford Hlrh School. Round t«hl« discussions w held in the junior college, high school, junior hlfb school *.nd «1«- held with Mrs. Evelyn Clement, chairman of th* certification division of the state department of education, discussing recent trend* in certification; C. F. Muncy, head of the survey Jn i.!~,c departm«nt of education, spoke of recent developments in th* survey of secondary school libraries. At to-night's dinner session Miss Dorothy Dr Washington ike, librarian High School the Los Ar.geles, and Mill Mildred Drtke of the dramatic* department of the Alhambra HlRh School, told of cx- neilenew on their rteent Kuroptan o T r r n r\uau i o Dig i rees, Comes Back ToReminisce SEQUOIA NATIONAL PAEIi~(Tulare Co.), Oct. 17.-- A 90-j'car-old soldier stands reverently beneath the great arms of the General Sherman Tree, oldest and largest of living things, and exclaims, "I once tried to protect you." The soldier is Charles F. Kellar of Santa Cruz. He once owned the Sherman Tree in every sense that so ageless a liv ing thing can be owned by a mortal being. Organizer of the Kaweah Colon; " in 1886, he built the firat road con necting the San Joaquin Vallej with the grove of Sequoia Gfgantea now included in the Sequoia Na tional Park. And, as leader of the colony Socialists, he named the largest o the trees the Karl Marx Tree. The government later changed thi name to General Sherman. Is Visitor At Park Kellar is visiting in the park now, just fifty years after he an fifty-six other colonists startec work on the road from a poln seven miles above Three Rivers to the wilderness that now is net work of wide highways and gradet trails. He is the guest of his granddaughter, Mrs. Daniel J. Tobin. wife of the assistant park su icrintcndent. Back in 1885, Kellar, a newly ar rived San Franciscan who had just 'inished four years of service in the civil war, was the head of a Socialist organization, the Land Purchase and Improvement Company On a business trip to Visalia--a .rip made mostly on foot--he over- leard two United States surveyors .alking about a recent survey of a . vast timber riant trees. region dotted He soon had with a copy of th* survey and had obtained a ;uide, Newton Tharp, to take him o the timber country. Tharp was a son of Hale Tharp, h* discovered of Giant Forest, and knew the wilderness even though :here were no trails. With packs on their backs, the :wo men traveled almost th* same route now followed by the Generals Highway. They went up th* middle fork of the Kaweah River to the base of Moro Rock, then wound around until they reached vhat is now known as Crescent if cadow. · Camp Wa* Inside Tre* Headquarters wa* made at Hale Tharp's "cabin," a fallen Sequoia lollowed modious out hy fire enough for and com- Shortly, Kellar saw the really jig trees. He saw the largest ol all. And decided to own it and protect it Returning to San Francisco, he irganized the Kaweah Colony. Seen roan put up a flO fe« on the quarter section of land that was o be hi*, and t*PO wu paid tor .he land. There were forty of the colonists. Kcllar recalls the trek to the iramised land. The bay district ioclallsts came In ·- body and on oot, toting their worldly good*. Sach had the hope of developing he land of the majestic trees and baring In profits equally with his ellowi. As the weary party ctme upon he Sequoias they were awe Inspired. All resolved the primary · "- - - · - would be to for purpox of th* colon protaet th* .largest oi iterity. Kellar's land ly would if th* tre was tower*d over by the "Karl Marx Tree," and around It spread the holdings of .he other colonists. Having Invested M.OOO, the colony ender Included In his properties a MO-ecre ranch, the old Halitead place, on which the Kaweah Peat- office now stands. The ranch became the slartlnf point for the wilderness road which ended at Oniony Mm, slxteea mile* distant. hardest of labor to build the road,' Kellar says. "We had .few tool and we were unskilled." Upon completion of the job, the federal government brought aui against the Kaweah Colony charg ing fraudulent entry. When the caae came up for trial in Los An geles, Kcllar says, the colonists presented their receipts for fees and payments, and the matter Kellar says, was thrown court. out o: Nevertheless, there was difficulty due to the government's opposition The Sequoia National Park was formed by the federal authorltie* The colonists became discouraged disbanded and scattered. The roa( they had toiled 50 hard to build they used only as a way out of the wilderness. Kcllar likes to reminisce about tiia youth. Born in Germany in 1846, he came to America with hia parents at the age of 9 years, the family settling on a farm In Pennsylvania, near Lake Erie. Served Throughout War When the war clouds began to gather between th* North and South, Kellar, although not of age to become a soldier, enlisted three :imes, having run away from home to join the army. · Hi* father mailed him out of the servjc* twice His third and last enlistment was one.year prior to General L*e' entrance Into Gettysburg and he ·erved throughout the war. Among the highlights of Kellar'i career a* a soldier was his march with General Sherman to the «ea He cast hi* first vote for president For Abraham Lincoln when a ballot box wa* brought to the field of battle. Congress had given special permission for all soldiers to vote regardless of their age*. CroHcd Isthmus Of Panama After the war Kellar came to California via Panama hy rail and water in the year 1866. Leaving Panama the ship stopped at Ban Pedro, the only other coast city having a wharf, beside* San Francisco. Her* as far a* the *y* couk ice wer* field* of wild ge*** which ooked aom*what Ilka a mirage, Loi Angil** then bad a population ol 5,000 and land wa* idling for $10 an acre. Seventh and Hill ·tnat* wa* considered an outpot San FranclKO wa* a aarla* of ·and dun**, a wharf, board walk*, a few boarding trout** and aaloon*. Beer was K cent* par glaw. No waa growing anywher* In tbe :ity, but com* on* had Imported Bermuda grass and dried on* crop a* hay in th* region now known H Golden Gate Park. Th« wind* ·oon shifted th* dry gtrn** around n the sand dun** and with th* aid of moisture from th* sea then wa* a luxuriant growth. Kellar asxrti an ounce of geld worth tit constituted a day's wag* n th* late alztlei. Them wa* a great Karclty of labor. "W* carried our gold In buclukln bag* In our pocket*," b* ncall*. Frnl Plant Start* Packing Emperor* SULTANA (Tutor* Co.), Oot IT. --Th* Friedman Fruit Company ha* op*n*d It* shipping paint hm . . . f o r th* rail (tuon. Tb* company i,. ,' ·,. ; , I* npMtlnf a !arg* Kmpiror nn, "It look, u* thru y«*n ·( Ik* *hlppU« alfklr ·* *4M4/w kwdt, ID-DISCUSS payments Announced For Range Conservation Practices Several range conservation meetings will be held this week and next for Fresno County stockmen to discuss participation this Fall in a new government farm program. The first are to be held at 2 P M. Wednesday in the city hall at Firebaugh and at 2 P. M. Thursday the chamber of commerce office in Coalinga. Sheep men are expected to be principally int«r- iwu m uieae west siqe meetings A meeting for east side stockmen, principally beef cattle ranchers, is scheduled at 2 P. M. October 27th in the Commercial Club in Fresno. Other meetings are 'to be arranged at Danger and Squaw Valley. H Ralph M. Walker, assistant farm adviser, haa announced the AAA ates of payment for various range conservation practices. All will be subject to a limit of $2 per grazing unit, defined as one cow, one horse, two yearling calves or five sheep. Range land is defined as that which includes ten acres per grazing unit, so the payment limit amounts to 20 cents an cre. Only privately owned or controlled land is eligible. Local ranchers are expected to benefit principally from · water development provision which allows $50 for each spring or keep devel oped. The drilling oC wells, provided the water is piped to a tank or reservoir, will bring a payment of $1 per linear foot. The AAA wir pay 15 cents per cubic yard of fil or exacavation in the building OL earthen pits or reservoirs for holding rain water. Other payments are 60 cent* an acre for contouring. 30 cents a roti for the erection of wire fences, and 3 cents per 100 feet of fire guard furrows not less than tour feet wide School Trustees Of Fresno County To Meet In Easton The Fresno County Unit of the California School Trustee! Association will hold Its first monthly meeting for the fiscal year 1936-3' at the Washington Union High School at Easton on Tuesday evening, October 20th. This will be the first meeting undtr the leadership of Dr. Benton Belew of Selma, tht newly elected president of the Fresno County unit. A portion of the program will be (riven over to a discussion of tht prominent initiative measures to ap- jear on the November ballot by Arthur Shepard, Fresno City attorney. Other, who will speak an G. L. Aynnworth, L, E. Weldon of 3ovis and Dave Tuttle of the county school superintendent's office. The meeting, which will be preceded by a dinner to be served by tht home economics class students of tht Washington Union High School, Ik scheduled to commence at 7 o'clock. CoulterviUe Fete Harks Opening Of New Highway COULTERVILLE (UaripoaaCo.), Oct 17.--Coultervm* u In gala at- In for tb* Oar* of Joaauni Marietta Festival which opened hen 'tatarday and continual to-morrow rh* e*l*braUan marks tb* cempl* UOB of tb* Mothw LoU Highway through tbai t*rrltory and to b*«ng *Ug*d a* a bntflt for a flr* o nartBMot b«ra. th* day 1 ! m wai f*at«r*d by 'a progra parade In which numeroui typ*s of tralltn, bearing ta*4r fl«ota of vacaUonl*** wan In th* fonutloa. Many of thoa* who ha** com* hm or tha thrsa-day flvata an '·jtMr- ·nd In their trailers p*rk*4 n«ar th« city limit*. . Mlnan Day win b* ah*arr*d tomorrow with a program of nek drilling conUata*.gold pahvlag o**- ·st* aM a Jag*aat d*s4ctlng th* day* wb«n aWrMta ' " TPEWLTALK ONLY City Council Tells Stand In Conference With Edison Company Executive TULARE (Tulare Co.), Oct. IT.-The Tulnre City Council Is on r*a ord to-day Informing th* Souther* California Edison Company the city it ready to discuss the purchase of the company 1 ! Tulare aystem with officials but is not Interested in any other proposition. City official* disclosed thl« waj the message given to Vic* PresW dent Fisher of the utility concern at an informal conference with thi council members in Tulare. Fisher, the officials My, called on Mayor Monto William* -enrout* .'rom Los Angeles to attend a mcet» ing in San Francisco. The Edison executive told th« mayor he was anxious to discus* the Tulnre situation with the council members, who were invited bj Mayor Wiliiama to the conference.- At the seselon. Fisher was told by the council the city wishes t» know whether the power company will tell the Tulare system and I* willing to discuss the matter with the utility executives, but it nok open to any other proposals. Fisher is quoted as laying h« could not speak for the company oil the question but was of the opint ion the property is "not for sale." He is said to have told the coum cil he would refer the question t» higher officials and that Tulare will receive an answer in the next few" days. Fisher's visit here followed short* ly after the action of the city board of public utilities in announcing *j program to purchase the power sys* tern, financing the transaction b/ issuing; revenue: bonda. L Oleander Pioneer Reunion Is Held OLEANDER (Fresno Co.), Oct. 17.--The second annual reunion of Oleander pioneers held here to-day brought many former residents and visitors to this community. An interesting program was presented la the evening, following a dinnet served by the ladies missionary society. In a roll call of pioneer*, the only, original settlers to answer were Mr. and Mrs. John W. James. Other pioneers were represented by their children and grandchildren, as th* names were called by X E, Balch, chairman. ^ f ^ in 1937 will be made by a committee consisting of A. E. Balch, L. V, Hatch. W. J. Mitchell, T. A. White. Earl Estabrook, 2ose Chaddock, Belle Rudy, Emma Estabrook, Ann* White and Lillian Wrlghtson, J. E. Anderson Of Kingsburg Dies KINOSBURG (Fresno Co.), Oct 17;--Joseph Edward Anderton, 79, a resident of Kingsburg and vicinity for fifty-four years, died »t hi« home on Sierra Street-hera to-night. He was a retired rancher. Anderson was born In Missouri. He leaves his widow, Mrs. Mary derson of Kingsburg; a ton, J. E, Anderson of Fresno; a daughter, Ur«. A. V. Hicks of Dlnuba, an* , eight grandchildren. Funeral services will b« conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock li» ' the Ericson Funeral' Parlort her* with Rev. E. W. Mlncey, paator o( the Full Gospel Church, officiating. Burial will be In th* Kingsbur*} Cemetery. Fire Lines As Rain Falls In Mountain Areas NORTHFORK (MadeTM Co.T» Oct, 17.--All forest firei which h»v« been sweeping over this mount*!* area ibr the past two dayi were re« ported extinguished or under con* trol to-night by Roy Blood, assist, ant luperviior of the Bierr» N»» ;lonal Forest. , A light rain began to fall in Northfork at 8 o'clock to-night and irospecti were that It would fan- .Inue throughout the night Snow, was reported at the 7,500-foot elevation. There were still 100 men on thsj /ire lines to the Ooat MounUim area, west of Northfork, to-night and they were Riving their attention to the burning of large area* of brush inside tht (Ir* lines, to prevent any further outbreak. With the fire tinder control, 4(» men brought her* to fight th« flame* were returned to their headquarters, 220 of them being from thei ieauola National .Forest and 1KO slnilrom Yo»emlte National Park. BAIN FALLS IN^OBTH XADBRA (Madera Co.), Oct. IT. .jTnearTreJn Ml In M*d*ra to. night AutaKU reaching JTJ ( TM lownpour w«a «en«ral from Tun lock ionth. KKBIT GET8 8HOWDM BAKERSFIELD (Kern Co.), Oct. 17.-He*vy (howwi f«ll in Cern County mountain end valley, reas ta-nlsjbt t ^ Cotton nwn haw hmd ptrfMt karma* w**Uwr until thta week and expnc* bop* UK' itorra will 4ow over, alknrTnf the hornet tu b* mutMd th* firs* of nest week, They my tb* ootto. will Mt be, dun**Wff ploklM to 4alay«d antil ·tockmen «pree* * de*lre for continued rains to make early Win* MAIN rirM OUT LIGHT* CHOWCHILLA ( M a d e r a Co.), Oct. n.-Chowehllla was In dork- i for halt OB hour to-niht Of- fktel* My rain which tell during the evening moistened anal) quantities of dirt which bu collected o» ranifamen at the B*ll«wua Mbita*' Jon onated t short circuit, *uttlaji XI tlectrtwJ i*w*f frosa U« Mfc

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