EDITORIALS Tins section contains tho latent local news, world sports, editorials, a big, thrilling aerial and news of general Interest, PHONE 31 WANT ADS Cliumlfled Advertising Columni of The Bakersfleld f!a1lfornln,tt" clone promptly at 11 o'clock u. in, every day. *' LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1932 PAGES 7 TO 12 EAST SIDE PIGGLY WIGGLY STORE HELD UP Hope Held for Snow Victims' Complete Recovery JRUST COMPANY City to Givel933 RousingWelcomeMNDIT ESCAPES ^ c KHSStL HOSPITAL TREATMENT JRUST COMPANY City to Give 1933 RousmgWelcome BANDIT ESCAPES Gay Frolics Planned at Taft dubs AFTER SPREAD LABOR One Hour Dropped From Day in All Offices of Big Title Institution Petroleum Club Will Be Scene of Big Affair on West Side; Lodges to Entertain Throngs PAY WILL NOT BE CUT Group Plan of Insurance Is Instituted to Remove Financial Worry A DOPTION of a seven-hour work- -^*-lng day by the Title Insurance ^nd Trust Company In conformity "with the nationwide movement to spread work and reduce unemployment was announced today by* E. jE. Wilson, manager of the Kern county office of the company. The shortened day will be adopted beginning January 3 und will carry no decrease In pay, Manager "Wilson JL said. Simultaneously It •was announced tlmt tho company has recently provided a group plan of life Insurance for Its entire personnel. Announce New Hours Hereafter ull offices of the title company will open at 8:30 o'clock a. m. , and will close at 4:30 o'clock p. m. except on Saturday, when they will close at noon. "Many of tho larger companies In California have already shortened working hours for the snmo reasons and the reaction of the employes to the shorter work day has been most creditable," says Mr. Wilson. "Everywhere there has been evidenced the willingness to share jobs to the greatest extent practicable. "For many years many economists have advocated a shortened working day and many men now living have seen hours reduced from 14 to 12, to 10, to'9, to S, and It may be that the present economic condition will prove as' beneficial as the previous reductions In hours have been. Conserve Health "The effort of business today Is to conserve tho health of employes and to provide for them as comfortable working conditions as possible. With this In mind, the company has recently provided a group plan of life insurance for Its entire personnel so that at least one financial worry Is removed from the Individual employe. Every employe is insured for a mlnl- (Kpmial to The OaHfornian) rpAFT, Dec. 31.—Hundreds of citizens are planning to watch the old year out and the new year In throughout Taft and vicinity tonight, either at \helr homes, where parties will be held, or attending one of the many parties planned by the lodges or clubs. At the new Petroleum Club, Just outside of the city, the club members are planning the most elaborate event In Its history when members and guests usher In the new year. A dinner- dance will take place, with dinner to be served at 9 o'clock, and dancing to start at 10 o'clock. Those with tables may keep the table reservations throughout the evening. Souvenirs and novelties of all kinds will be passed out at midnight. Expect Big Crowd Taft 3!lks' lodge Is looking for a capacity house at the annual New Years eve dunce tonight at the Elks' home. Dancing will commence at 11 o'clock mid continue until a late hour, with Hit committee In charge furnishing | nil nolso makers, hats, confetti, scr- j ppntlne and other novelties. The dance Is for the Elks, their ladles and invited guests. The New Years eve dance of the Moose will be held at the Moose pavilion, and one of the largest crowds In the history of this organization Is expected. In addition to the carnival favors some fifty or sixty tables have been provided, and the grill in connection will be equipped to serve New Years lunches or light dishes, as well as sandwiches and coffee. Dancing will start at 9:30 and continue until a late hour. At Fellows the Odd Fellows will ring out tho old and ring In tho new year tonight with a New Years eve party and dance in their hall for members and their friends. Dancing will start FIRST BABY TO BE HERO OF THE DAY This la a story about something that hasn't even happened! The staff Just got to wondering who would be the first New Year baby In Bakersfleld, and figuring something nice shoqld bs dons for h»r, or him. Maybe some merchant will give "It" a pair of socks for being first. What'll the staff give? Three rousing cheers and a tiger—ysah, and a story about being the first baby of the new year. KIWAK PLAN BIG INSTALLATION President-Elect JoJm R. Huff and Staff of Officers to Take Chair's Merrymakers to Be Given Free Rein Tonight at Varied Arraj r of Watch Parties, Shows, Dances AT THE sound of the chimes and •"• the factory whistles, ladles and gentlemen, It will be 12 o'clock midnight, courtesy of the kind fates that annually permit giving the past a parting boot out tho back door and welcoming of a cherubic New Your, looking forward to a fresh start and a new deal. Hakersilejd will shed few tears at the passing of 1932, the last of the lean years, plans Indicate, but will concentrate oh giving 1933 a royal reception. All the pent-up feelings of a "dc- Gunman Gets $35 Loot for Effort but Pusses Up Larger Sum AUTHORITIES SEARCHING mum of J1000, J995.000." the policy totaling at 8:30. Groceries Needed IBI1N Tl •i OF m SPEAKER W Calvin Conron, attorney and a for' mer member of the 20-30 Club, was guest speaker yesterday when members of the organization held their regular weekly session. The speaker discussed the prohibition question, particularly as It confronts the citizens of this country today, and compared It with situations which have arisen on the same subject since the beginning of Christian- Its*. The talk was serious, enlightening nnd humorous, and he quoted extensively from great poets and writers. . Charles Mathews, chairman of the day, presented the guest speaker. Next Friday the program will be In charge of Lloyd Taylor, and Victor Svlmonoff will discuss "Reflections of the Russian Exile." Two new members of thn club were welcomed yesterday. They are Chester James and Admission to thU dance will be one pound of groceries to be turned over to the Midway P. T. A. for distribution to needy families. A gay and festive carnival dance will bo the means of ringing in the new year at the high school gymnasium tonight. Sponsored by the Junior College men, It will be the occasion for tho wearing of masks and costumes, with decorations, nolaemakcrs, serpentine unrt confetti setting off the evening. The Sclots' orchestra will play sweet hymns to hasten the passing of the old year and the Sclots will greet the new year with an assortment of articles to be furnished by the committee at the annual New Years eve dance In the Masonic Temple tonight. All Sclots are invited, with their ltt' dies. Jnhn R. Huff will become the 1933 resident of the Bakersfleld Klwanla Club next Friday night, when mem- er.s of the organization hold a special eetlng to Install their newly-elected fficera. Server Kaar will be Installed ,s vice-president. The meeting will ie held at Hotel El Tejon and will legin at 7 p. m. The regular Monday meeting has been eliminated bc- :auso1t Is a holiday. Other members of the new Klwanls board of trustees, In addition to J rosldent-elect Huff and his first of- icer, Vice-president-elect Kaar, are Clarence Culllmore, Albert Phillips, Harold Burt, Kenneth Rich, Forrest Cassady, Marsh Tuttle, Dana King, >aul VanderEIke, Lawrence King and George Henderson. President Clarence Culllmore, outgoing head of the organization, will iresldc during the special meeting. Arthur J. Ferguson, Ray Y. Burum and Ben StlnKoii are members of a committee preparing a surprise pro- Dr. Leclalr L. Davis. Galbralth read them charge. President Jack the 20-30 Club -»Turkey Shoot to Be Staged Monday J. L. Dlckerson Is planning another turkey and chicken shoot for Monday at a range three miles north of Oll- dale on the Woody road, he announced today. Popular response to the other Ehoots ho has scheduled, ho said, has resulted In bin offering another affair for Monday, which IH it holiday. Mr. DlcUerson said be had on hand ' 'u fln« lot of turkeys, duck*, heavy hens und large four-pound fryers which • will bo given winners of tho shoot Monday. Novelty shooting makes It possible to win :v duck or hen for 10 cents. > There Is u 40-yard shotgun range, HO and 100-yard small :ind large born ranges, Guns will be furnished or marksmen may use their own guns and ammunition. Aged Kernita Park Resident Succumbs Mrs. Mary Kllznbeth Weed, 77, resident of this district for 20 years, died today at her home In the Kernita Park area south of Magunden. Tho only surviving relative Is a daughter, Mlsn Ruby Weed, Instructor In the Washington Grammar School here. Funeral rites will be conducted on Tuesday at 10 a. m. ut tho Doughty- Calhoun-O'Meara chapel. The Rev. J M. Munden, old friend of the famlrj and formerly pastor at the Mountain View Church, will officiate, assluted by the Rev. V. C. Conoway, presen occupant of the pulpit there.' Interment will be In the perpetua care sector at Union cemetery. gram. During the evening, the Klwanls charge will be given to Frank Word, Jr., a new member. BETA PHI SIGMA TO STAGE ANNUAL DANCE Members of the Beta Phi Sigma fraternity. will stage their fourteenth annual New Years celebration tonight with a gala dance at the jinx hall In the Elks club. Rollln Voorhles, Whitson Nelson, Hex Ware, Carl Lulck and Don Morgan, members of the committee in charge, have spared no efforts to prepare an event suitable for the occasion. The hall has been decorated In keep- Ing with the season. One of the most popular musical assemblages available has been collected to provide dance music for those who attend the event. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Dorsey have been delegated as honor guests of the evening. Donald Spreyer, president of Beta Phi' Sigma, today extended an Invitation to all members of the organization, and their personally Invited guests, to attend the dance and participate in welcoming the new year. pressing" year are going to be loosed In this city tonight. . Indications are that 1932 will pass to a (lamp, If not a watery grave. Bakersfleld police have Indicated that while rowdyism in general and drunken driving In particular would meet with prompt reprisal, the casual consumer of New Year's cheer would not be molested. Expect Big Crowds Fun and frolic will be the keywords flt many different i-enters of attraction. Advance reservations made by 'Bakersfleld's populace Indicate that all of the places of entertainment will be crowded to capacity. One of the bright spots will be the Bakersfleld Club, where scores will'gather for a supper dansant. A dinner dance will be held at the Kern River Country Club, and a carnival dance has besn slated by Kern Lodge I. O. O. F. Other dances will be held by the Betas and by the local order of United Commercial Travelers. The usual crowds may be expeetsd at Panama, La Granada and Coconut Grt.ve ballrooms. • Ex-service men will come together at the St. Francis- Cafe for.the annual 40 and 8 Society's party, which is to attract American Legion officials from out of town as well as members of. tho local Volture. Midnight Chew A special New Years program will be held at tho Fox theater, where a midnight show featuring VInce Silk and a number of vaudeville acts Is to be given. The stage will bo available for dancing by patrons after the show, It Is announced. A quieter but perhaps more Impressive reception to the New Year will be given at local churches, where hundreds will gather for watch parties and special sen-Ices. Pealing bells will mark the passing of the old year and the coming of the new. Many Go South The double holiday which follows tonight's festivities. Sunday and Monday, has made possible a number of vacation trips. Many will go to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl festival nnd tho New Years football game. The Bakersfleld High School Boys' Band of 76 pieces, directed by Harold J. Burt, will leave tomorrow fcr the south, having been engaged to take part In the Tournament of Roses parade. For the scores of college students who have been home from school for the past two weeks, Monday will be the last day of vacation. They are already leaving to resume classwork Tuesday morning. Bakersfleld High School and Junior College, which has been closed for the past week, will also be opened ngaln Tuesday. Manager Hill Alone at Time of Crime, Attempts to Trap Holdup Man B AKBRSFIBLD'S steadily growing crime wave was Increased last night when a silent, armed man en tered the Plggly Wlggly-Western States Company's store at 1009 Baker street, held; up Manager Ho- hart L». Hill, and escaped with approximately $36 In cash. The bandit, however, failed to find a cache of several hundred dol lars In the' store, and dlsdafned rolls of nickels and dimes. The holdup man evidently hn( waited until tho store was clear of customers and another clerk, for tho moment that Ttlchard McMurray, an employe, had left the store on an errand, the bandit walked In, polnte( his gun at Manager Hill, and acoopec the money from two cash registers. Without a word, he gestured his desire to leave by a rear exit, and whan the manager attempted to trap him by opening a door that led Into a blind exit, the bandit broke his silence with "Nol not that doorl Open the one Into the alley I" on Gambling Den Chief of Police Font Wsbster led a raid on the Evan* Qrlggs plaot at 1809 L street, last nlflht, and arreated Qrlggn on a charge of operating a gaming establishment. The raid was conduced upon Information furnished by Probation Officer , Claude E. Johnson, who said that Orlggs was Inviting •negro school children to gtmble •Way. their nlokles and dimes at his place. Several "customers" In his place were ordered to appear In court. • * Qrlggs was released when he posted 11000 property bond and will face' Police Judge John W. Frye later. Report Reveals Tremendous Growth Since Original Crop in 1841 HOSPITAL TREATMENT EXPECTED TO PREVENT LOSS OF FEET. HANDS pONDITION of. the seven Camp Fire girls and two Boy Scouts who ^ were marooned on nnowhanked Mount BreckenrldBe for two days ftnd whose hands and foot wore frozen before they wei'o rescued, -was •eported Improved today, and surgeons at Kern dqneral Hospital -were lopeful that none of tho nine would ho forced to undergo amputation of limbs or digits. For a while U appeared that Catherine Curran, courageous 13-year-old girl who broke n trail through a three-foot snow floor on the side of Mount'Breckenrldgo, might suffer the loss of several toes, but today her condition was Improved greatly. The curly headed )londe glrj looked at her feet yos-fr- tcrday—black from, hours of exposure, and with a toss of her head declared, "No, sir! I like those toes!" and determined that she would not allow them to be amputated. • ', Stuart Chonowelh, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Chenoweth. Improved tho most rapidly, and was K«rn county's Annual 1400-ncre citrus Industry Is now averaging nn an- nunl f. a. b. vnluo of $435,000 based on a compilation of the totals for the four years 1928 to 1031, Inclusive, N. D Hudson, assistant farm advisor, salt today. Local men and women receive llils sum for labor and farm revenue and the greater part of It finds its way quickly Into tho tills of local mor- Managcr rrmnd and Hill obeyed the com- the bandit disappeared., The victim described the hojdup man as being about 36 years of age, S feet and 10 Inches In height," about 186 pounds In weight, and clothed In a black leather jacket, blue overalls and a hat. Folks and Facts * * * * * * Bits of Hotel Gossip + * * * * •*• Local Brevities Bakersfleld's celebration, beginning tonight, will extend through the following two days, as all stores will be closed Monday, January 2, tho legal holiday. Mr. and Mrs. L. II. Marka and family of Sacramento, bound south for the holiday season, stopped overnight at Hotel Padre. Included among the guests at Hotel El Tejon are F. L. True, representative of the Southern Pacific Company, from San Francisco, and Mrs. C. E. Reed, of the state department at Fresno. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Stevens and Mr. and Mrs. F. E. drover or Orovllle, are guests at Hotel Padre today Q. W. Schattner, of the Union Ol Company at San Francisco, Is here on a holiday visit, and accompanist by his wife, Is a guest at Hotel E Tejon. T. J. Redmond and Alphonse Miller cattle men from Los Angeles, are making their headquarters at Hote Padre while in Kern county on busl ness. Henri Bernay Visits City to Study Fur Theft Case H Infant Daughter Dies; Rites Tuesday Sophie Stampoulls, Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stampoullx, died last night ut a loeiil hospital. She also leaves n sister, Mary. Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday at 11:30 a. m. Interment will be In Union cemetery under direction of the Doughty- Calhoun-O'Meani chapel. FELICITATED ON SON Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Budell Tuttle of Caea Grande, Arizona, »ro receiving congratulations on thf bh-lh of a m>n. "Wayne Howard TuttlP, ut Mrn-y Hospital on December 27. Thn fallit ,• IH a brother of Doctor MartOi 'futile of Baker&fleld, who wan In attendance at the birth. The child's father IB :<, contractor in Casa Grande. ENRt BI3UNAT, International hunlnpss figure and a cltl/.en .of Franco. IB a visitor In Bakersfleld, Interested In the purchase of valuable fur-bearing anlnmlB, .particularly chinchillas. Mr. Bernay said, how- nver, that he does not wish to become ln\olv;d In any International tangle such us has attended the theft of the Tehttchapl chinchillas, an affair which terminated with two men land- Ing In jail and a civil Kult now pending In Hamburg over damages attending the theft of chinchillas and their export to Germany via Texas. Mr. Bernay, not only Is noted for the Introduction of silver fox fanning In France and Germany, but IB an executive of the Safity Tool Corporation of Watertown, N. Y., as well and lias ramified business Internets which have taken him to all parts of the world. During 19-u Mr. Bernay mild he took 160 pairs of silver foxes to France and Germany, valued nt almost half a million dollars. Queried on Frano^'s repudiation of her war debt, Mr! Hernay commented un International finance and • oron- half what It Is now, or even less. What good does It do if turkeys are 20 rents n pound and I have not 20 cents?" "What good Is It If whops are 11.49 a pair If I haven't the price? "The European countries will eventually pay," he continued, "but what they have to pay la only $300,000,000 a year, a drop In the bucket compared to the export this country once had. "How much easier it would bo for them If tho dollar would he depreciated. Then they could buy from this country your Eurplus grain, cutton, meat, automobiles and hundreds of commodities which are not mude in foreign countries. Where It took the French 5 francs before the war to buy one dollar, it now tiikeN more than 23. If they could pay off their debts In fniiic-s and llres at the old rate of exchange it would look different. Look at the billions of dollars that are Invested In foreign countries. Would you not rather have only half invested and get returns on your Investment? "If the dollar Is depreciated by half, your foreign Investments would autu- CHAPEL RITES HELD FOR AMOS COLLINS Funeral services were conducted today at the Flk-klnger chapel for Amos C. Collins, C5, well known In business and social circles here, who died Thursday following a heart attack at ils home. Funeral rites were held at Union cemetery. He was an employe of tho Standard Oil Company's refinery here. Bur- vlvors Include a widow, Mrs. Julia Watts Collins; two sons, Amos W. Collins of Kansas City and CawsluH M. Colllnu of Bakersfleld; and three daughters, Mrx. Hunan Swnger, IDmlly Culllns and Bukersflold. Marjorlo Collins, all of PAY $21 1 EACH MONTH removed to tho homo of his parents at 219 Eureka Htreut. The youngster distributes tho Saturday Evening Post j to earn pin money and tho reporter who Interviewed him yesterday Inquired, "Well, who IH going to bring mo my magazine, now?" but the boy came back with, "Don't worry! Ill chants. The citrus industry, Mr. Hudson snld, has developed since Its, beginning In California In 1841 to the poln where it now produces an annual rev nuo to the state of from 175,000,00 o 1100,000,000 under all but the wors lepresslon conditions. Planted Two Acres Citrus planting was begun In 1S41', when William Wolfsklll, a trapper from Kentucky, planted two acres of needling trees at the present site of he Southern Pacific Railway station n Los Angeles. The real development of tho Indus- ry began when the present commercial varieties were Introduced into California by tho U. S. Department of Agriculture. From that day to the present time, Improvements In the ulttire of citrus fruits have been cnn- tantly developed by the University of California and the U. 8. Department of Agriculture. Citrus growero have been quick to adopt the better methods. Perhaps no group of farmers fertilize more wisely or consistently. Irrigation with the citrus grower Is a scientific system. Water Is supplied when needed to the depth of the root zone without wasteful deep penetration, or waterlogging of heavy soils. The most modern methods of pest control are used ns soon as proven practical. An u result of experimental work a system of light annual pruning wan worked out and Is now used by over 90 per cent of the growers. Marketing System Arraign Negro on Charge of Murder Clifton Taylor, negro fratricide, was arraigned before Judge Rtewart 'Magee of the Sixth Township Justice Court yesterday, on a charge of murder In the first dc-gree. Taylor Is accused of murdering his sister, Mrx. Helen Ha 1 1 buck, on Christmas day. Attorney Abi-uin Mnrlm represented him at the hearing und Warren Stockton, deputy tllHtrlct attorney, is handling the state's case. Judge Magee ordered Taylor re- Among those stopping at Hotel Tejon today are Mr. and Mrs. A. J PiiBBell, of LOH Angolei. He Is a rep resentatlvc of the C. & L. Stores, Inc. In Los Angeles. Commission Orders Water Firm Probe The Railroad Commission has Issued Its order Instituting un investigation on Its own motion Into tho rules, regulations, contracts, practices, accounting methods, return of consumers' m«- ter deposits and payment of Interest o'n such deposits of Western Water Company, operating a public utility water system In Kern county. A. hearing will be held on the matter to bo covered by the Investigation on Wednesday, January 26, In the city hall at Taft. W. C. Fankhauser, examiner for the commission, will preside ut the hearing, Those developments nnd others have made tho citrus Industry one of the most efficient and modern of all farming lines. The growers themselves have worked out a system of market- Ing which Is tho envy of agriculture, Through their organizations and with tho assistance of tho U. S. Department of Agriculture they have secured tariffs on citrus fruits which rmve protected them In the dome«tlc market. Here Is an early application ol the buy American Idea which citrus men are now applying In turn to their purchasers of fertilizer and materials. In Its recent circular to citrus growers a prominent manufacturer of fertilizers said In part, "The Unltec States Department of Agriculture through education of growers and cooperation and assistance extended to them, has been a most Important factor In the development of this vast Industry." This educational work In California Is carried on, as In the past largely through tho agricultural ex- tcnslon service, University of California under co-operative ngroemen with the counties and the U, S. do partrnent. bo around TuoHtlay with the Foal— customers arc hard to got these days and I want to keep mine!" .Shows Improvement Barbara Mauser, comely H-ycar-olQ daughtor of Mr. and Mrs. F. L,. Hauser of 000 Qulncy street, was one or the most seriously Injured of the group, but she, too, had shown decided Improvement tpday. May Carter, 18, nnd Kathryn Tlllot- son, 16, tho two glrlH who collapsed and forced tho balance of the part, to halt their trek through tho night toward a cabin and safety, seemingly were out of danger when surgeons examined them today. . Suffered Qreatly Dorothy Chenoweth; 23. Instructor 0.1 the Kern County 'Union High School, a sister of Stuart, and leader of the party of nine, was showing iny provement. Her feet and hands are mndaged. She suffered greatly when she did her best to prevent the freeing of May Carter's foot. Miss Chenoweth rubbed snow on the girl a feet 'or hours. • Frances Baker, 10, also was show- ng improvement, .whlle.Delbert Slack, ihe 28-year-old boy who carried Miss rillolHon for more than a mile, and was forced to discard his shoes In un unsuccessful effort to obtain aid, and ils sister, Margaret, 16, were on t,he mproved list also. Need. Equipment Those unfamiliar with snow country find It difficult to realize tho necessity of being equipped properly for Journeys over land covered thickly with the downy white outdoor men pointed out today. "Few In this country dress properly for snow parties and as a result legs and hands are frozen nnd sometimes Illness results. To residents of the north, the snow Is a friendly element when guarded against, but It Is a frigid enemy when tackled without due precautions," one sportsman said. Feet Swell Three of the youngsters of the Ill- fated party wore low • shoes. When their feet' froze, the toes and the ankles swelled, and they 'were forced to take off. their footwear and travel barefooted. Snow party members should wear boots with heavy-socks, heavy underwear, sweaters and heavy coats, mittens and stocking caps. But, above all, they -should be equipped with blankets, plenty of matches and hatchets, authorities declare. On their Ill-fated Jaunt to Mount Breckenrldge, none of the nine cou'd start a lire, although there were plenty of matches, because the wood waa wet and they had no means of cutting to tho dry tlniler underneath. A gigantic bonfire, which could have been built easily with th* aid of proper equipment, would have kept the entire party warm and comfortable throughout the night, and with tho coming of dawn each member would have had u memory of a strange night spent In the open, Instead of facing tho prospect of losing limbs via thn surgeon'a knife, comment points out. Total for Entire Slule Is on; Sharp Upward Trend, Director Reports Representing a sharp. Increase over- previous years, tho ntute spent $S20j-, 000 In its blind relief program for tho f 1931-32 fiscal year, It IB estimated; byj the state department of aoolal welfare. In reaching this estimate It^Wre- • ported that In-Kern county -14. Wind persons received nn an average of |21T monthly In state aid. Indicating tho steady growth of the blind relief program, state records showed that the 1020-30 progranv'cost JSIll.MIJ; 1930-31, $626,868, and 1931-32, 1040,000, tho state, and the counties paying an equal share. Maximum of ISO The sharp IncreaHO In tho cost of.'the program Is attributed by Mrs.-Rheba Crawford Spllvalo, state director" of social wolf arc, to economic conditions which have forced many blind persons hitherto able to care f or .them--1 solves, to soek assistance, Under the state blind act any P»l> son over 16 years of ago who Is uri.r" able to support himself because 'or loss of vision may receive a maximum' of 160 per month provided he has no relatives able to cara for htm, "The operation of thin law,' 1 Mrs, Bpllvalo sold, "enables these unforr .• tunato persons to live with • their friends or relatives nnd permits, them to maintain a degree of, freedom and self-respect. It also results In n. saving to the state In the cost of op- crating Institutions." 3000 Afflicted While tho steady Increase In blind applicants for aid has brought tin total receiving help to 1710, state records show there are at least: 3000, blind persona In the state. There Is an average of ono blind person on state ,ald for every.3610 persons in California, It la estimated. ' A total of $71 applications for aid were approved during the'» last year/; Mrs. Kpllvnlo said. ' WALSH DIES, SOUTHERN Strange Golf Tourney at Taft Club New Years Day • : Funeral rites for Onorge Wftrren Walsh, who died Thursday at;tho Santa., Pe, Hospital In Lon Antfeles,, will bo conducted at 2 p. m. Tiienday at' tho Payne & Son'chapel, with Frederick Shaw reading the Christian "Sqfenc*, services. Ho was 20 years of age, formerly » student In both grammar and high schools here, was a musician ,In Several local orchestras, a member of the Deta Phi Sigma fraternity nnd once a member of the ISiigles drum corps. A year ngo he was' transferred to Hunt- Inglon Boach .by the Santa Pe Company after having: been employed here for three years/ Ho leaves a. widow, Mrs. Marie Walsh; two children, Bobby, 4. and Warren, Jr., 7; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Walsh: two brothers, C. L. and Max Walsh, all of Uakersfield, and two Hlsters, Mrs. Ruth Cox of Long Beach and Mrs. (Jeorge C. BtelnoU of Taft. (Kpcc.ial to The CaHfornian) T AFT, Deo. 31.—"Igarotl" Is tho password at the Petroleum Club here today. "Jgarotl" might be the name of a I peculiar kind of animal or a llttle- , ; known disease, but In reality 4e- a " f\ -*T A. scribes a particular kind of golf gamn for Overseas Vet Military Services turned to Jail without bull because of the degree of II!H charge and set hl« preliminary hearing for January 111 at 10 a. m. Military rites will be conducted Tuesday for Jesae Dow, 42, World War veteran who died yesterday. The rites will be conducted first at thu Doughty-Cnlhoun-O'Meara chapel at 2 p. m., with the Ilev. Fnink Belden officiating ami -iKHinted by official's or Frank S. noynoldu I'ost, American Legion. The body will be Interred In the perpetual care section of Union cemetery. MemherH of the Legion will cumnllute a firing squad. *-«-* mutlcully double themselves. "Tn order to wtlmulato international I " Wfi '"' France certainly hopn iho (trade and commrrr*." ho asserted. | "«w administration will find a way to I "and to redin'o unemplnrniRiit. ih«: I Correct some of tho Ironlou of Inter- ^alue of the dollar should be about | national exchange and finance." SON IN K1ERCE HOME A non born Dcconibrr I'D at Merry Hospital, to Mr. and Mr.«. Rur.dell Wilbur Klurco of 2109 Seventeenth street, has been christened Wilbur Klerce, Jr. ALORIOQE DAUGHTER A daughter wan born iJoc^mber "7 which members of the Petroleum Club play each New Years. Few have even seen It In print, a lexNer number can spell the word properly, and while your correspondent takes the liberty of attempting to doHcrlbo Its pronunciation IH "Ig-a- ro-tl," v/lth the accent on any syllable the reatlsr rhoohOH, there seems llttlti doubt but that the coined word Is » take-off on Ignrrote, the name of a tribe of primitive and wild-eyed head hunters who Infent I^uzon. 1 In brief, the game in a golfing free ! for-all—a bit rompllruted to tha lay! man, but lots of fun for the partlcl- < pants. Uolflng memborn of (bo flub gather at Mercy Hu.spltal to Mr. und Mr*. ; »l thn clubhouse at noon on tho allotec .lumen 1.. Aldrldgp, of Olldnln, and the rhlld haw boon chrlsten*d Peggy Jo.'i«- phlne Aldrldge. The father Is an em- Ruascll pioye of the Ueneral Petroleum Corporation. day, make their bpt/t, and Instead ol leclng off In dci'oroufi twoaonifH or foursomes, a group o.' more than "0 take oft at once. Whether iVi (a a dime or a dollar a hole, the golfer with tho lowest scoro collects from each Individual with more strokes on each green, and the man with the next best uuore collects the stake sum from those with more strokes. The unfortunate player with the greatest number of strokes charged on his card must therefore pay each of the other players. (Generally the services of an expert accountant who belongs to the club Is utilized to keup the score cards In shape. Father Injured as Daughter Recovers Alvlra Schmidt of SOD Goodman Htreet was recovering from mi appendectomy performed ut Kern Ueuerul Hospital yesterday, when bar father, tl. J. Kchmlilt, WUH moved from Mercy Hospital to the Santa Fe Company Hospital in I,OH Angeles, where he will recuperate from Injuries received In an automobile accident on Thursday. Mlsu Schmidt formerly was u member of the Fraternal Order of Uugleti, Aerie No. 90, office staff. Her father la a well-known employe of the Santa Fe Company. He was Injured when hl» automobllu waa involved In a collision with another cur til.the Intersection of The players are accompanied by! Eighteenth street and Union aveilU* their caddies and moral supporters | wlllle ll8 Wlla e » ro « lte and when the golfers move from tee to green they offer the appearance of a young army ou the march. In addition, scores of automobile.', carrying fairway kibitzers follow the golfers, the cuddles and the byfitunders. All In all. It's a big day at the club, and whereas an Indian here would say "How" In salutation today, and the normal white man would say "Hello," the slightly abnormal golfers who lacentte the unfortunate Pe- Iroleum I'lub course cry out "Ignroti" In greeting. Tonight the club members will be In attendance u.t birth of the New Year vlth a dinner und danco at the cluhhouti*. WELCOME DAUGHTER Birth of a daughter occurred t><- cember 27 at Mercy Hospital, to Mr. und Mrs. Kmetit Ellsworth Sorg of 02C Monterey. The child hag not b««n christened. The father la an employe of the Central California. let Company. SAOEN SON ARRIVES Mr. nnd Mm, George Oliver S'agen, uf 5829 Park Way. are bslnj: eongratu. liitfd on the birth of a son ut Mercy Hospital on December 50. The father I., an Instructor ut the llakeruf(eld Junior Co)l»«-<- and th« Kern County Union High School. '
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