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I . : - *- - 'PJ v - » ' F i J -'"-'t* " n J ^i •i':..",: . -vv.^i^tisatoi?; : ; >\.- ; • .vv,. --u 1 * I n -, PHONE 31 WANT ADS m 11 K n • of The Bnkernfield Calif ornlan clone protnptty at 1 1 o'clock a. m. every clay. .'r ' V i i . - * SECTION ,. /-V. .1 ' • » '- ' ,f A " V - - » I r 1 BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 1933 .1- PAGES 9 TO 16 r-",- I F -r' ^ j. •-i . r V H P I - I . I-' * • t ; """ '" ' •• • r\* •jl"- 1 ci i ' T' m ers m Gity Schoolsl JO Year Reviewed by Superintendents I f'l - I 4t Sit * - ' t • -- " * * f^ ' r Robber Is;- Believed to Participated 'in Other Bak- ersf ield Crimes , -m - w f _ t - ' County System Meeting Increase Burdens DESCRtPTIONS OBTAINED \ Police Launch Search for • Armed Desperado i Other Areas Hard Hit \ B AKEIISFIELD'S epidemic of banditry, Said to be the -worst in crime annals., of the city, continued over ; the week-end, when an armed gunman " walked into the Beale Avenue Grocery Store at Beale avenue, intimidated Mrs. E. Molinar, owner, With a menacing nourish ot his pistol,-and escaped with ihe store's cash receipts. it was .the: eighth business .establishment holdup; In nnd. near Bnkers- fleld in little more than u fortnight, and .tho bandit who chalked it up on police records Is believed • to. he the saine who'has staged und participated In most of. the others. Descriptions Tally *'• His description In the Benle avenue # fcofcbery, executed Into Saturday , tallies with that of the bandit on the preceding night held up Baker street Plggly Wiggly store and escaped with $35. The only variation, according to the police report, is a pair of horn- rimmed glasses worn In the Molinar holdup, when he secured but $7. He IF, about 35 years of age, bis victims say; G feet, 9 or 10 inches In height, weighs about 155 pourids nnd generally wears a black leather coat, blue dyerallR nnd a-hat. The holdup wave began last month with the robbery of the Pitkin service station. Then the bandit struck the Karnea & KlOtfelter service station at Chester avenue and Roberts ,Lnne. A few nlkhts later bandits again raided both these stations on the same night. Bandits Face Gun A Rivervlew grocery store, In which the desperadoes faced a gun In the hands of a daring youth who had ned and oiled his weapon but for- tten to load It, was the next vie\ > n * Sanitary Grocery at 3117 Baker ;reet, and Plggly WIggy store on ker street were victims on subse- ent nights, i . ' With Large Reduction in Expenditures By HERBERT L. HEALY K«rn C»u«ty Superintendent tf Se TOURING 1932 Kern county r* Bchools have met an increase i in many burdens with a reduction In expenditures. Although the enrollment in the public schools has increased hut little, the demands' h on the schools for transportation, for health service and for charity have Increased very largely. Many parents, who in times past have been able to get their children to school, well-clothed and well-fed, have been unable to do so this year. School boards and teachers, who themselves are receiving reduced salaries, are often helping not .children alone, but adults In their district** as well. Kf- ficicnt public health service has kept communicable disease In the schools unusually low'and contributed materially to the welfare atfd'the attendance of the-' pupils. The hiRh schools and junior colleges have had peculiarly difficult problems to meet due to t a rapidly Increasing enrollment. Many young people unable to find employment have continued on In school or returned for further training. Attendance Drops For the last school year completed, the attendance In the elementary schools dropped from 13,277 to 13,073; In the high schools and junior colleges It Increased from 4581 to 5027. In the elementary schools the expenditures for school maintenance decreased $147,345.65; In the high schools the Increase was only $2C,C00.48. An increase In total attendance of 142 pupils was accompanied by a decrease In total expenditures for 1931-1932 of $121,845.17. Figures for the current year are of course, not yet available but indications are that much greater economies are In progrfesa. For this year trustees asked for $501,232 "less than for the preceding year, as follows: Decrease in School Budget Requeata Mtlntenince Hull dim Total Elementiry fichooli...$240,3.14 f 80.Ml $329.415 High schools 100,932 TX.410 171.817 REDUCE HIGH SCHOOL n Saving May Run as High as $30,000 Despite Jump of 150 Students r Find Enrollment Normal • * Grades Above 4 * Fourth; Kindergarten Registration Drops II HANDLED POSTAL1 I arehouse, Shed ' V « ^ ' • ' I ^^— ^^_ J Razed at W asco ^200,000 in Fees Taken by Local Brunch in One ^ Year Period By H. A. SPINDT K«rn CtuRty UnUn Ht|h Beht«l . Education IB frequently pointed to os the "bnd boy" In the growth of governmental expenditure of the last ten or fifteen years. Whether thlH ta true or not In at least open to argument, with school people believing that education has not spent nn excessive share of. the social Income. Certainly It Is true that In practicing econohiles during the past two difficult years, STREETS $80,000 Spent Annually on City's 125 Miles of Thoroughfares By JOE HOLFELDER City EnifeMr For discharging the,necessary functions of government, general taxes in proportion Ho individual property interest in government are essential. In the case of special services; benefiting particular districts, the "special as- •essmenl" is operated and levied according to the 'benefits received. Benefits, however, are hard to distinguish and through use the'practice of assessing the cost of street Improvement against the abutting property Is so general ns to b$ essentially the rule. » Within the limits of the city of Bnk- ersfleld are some 125 miles of streets. Qne hundred five miles are open and used, and 46 miles are paved. Co«t $3,000,000 .The improvement of the streets has st the abutting property over $3,000,0 and for their yearly maintenance, e city expends $80,000. In a normal block r In Bnkersfleld almost BO per cent of the area is devoted to street. This, means that a person owning n lot In such n block assumes also the responsibility of Improving an equal area of street, ns compared with the 30 to 85 per cent of street area required in present day planning.- Quoted from the proceedings of tho City Officials' Division of the American Hondbuilders'. Association arc tho following- recommendations: Recommendation* The folowlng recommendations, as a start toward a somewhat snn.er procedure In city paving, are offered to city officials: 1. A classification of 'city streets set up approximately as follows: a. 'Streets In which essentially ail tlje cost Is borne by owners of abutting property. b. Streets In which the owners of abutting property and the city share about equally. c. Streets in which the cost is borne by the property owners, the city, and the county. i' ' a. Streets In which the pj perty owners, the city, the county, und the state share. \ ' 8, That pavements of at least three types be approved for city work: a. The best for main thoroughfares. b. A first-class but cheaper pavement for secondard thoroughfares, where preferred. Advise Planning * c. A very much cheaper pavement for the whole width of outlying streets; or, u narrow pavement, without curbs, in order to permit traffic to pass , (Continued on Pvgo Eleven) Tctali. $350,286 $151.471 1501.232 This represents a decrease of 15 per cent in the total' amount of the school budgets nnd undoubtedly more than that In tho amount that will be spent. Trustees In general ' have recognized fully the need of economy and -arc taking steps to put It into effect. There Is considerable agitation at present for uniting school districts Into larger .units of administration. Leading educators have advocated such changes for some time past. Laws have been put on the statute books making It possible for the people to unite school districts. It Is now possible, If the people BO desire, to combine ail tho school districts of any county into a single unit for administrative purposes. So far the people have not been willing to do this. Each year, however, there have been some larger elementary districts formed in Kern county. During the year 1931, Kernvllle and North Ford districts havo formed a union district. Toltec and Petroleum have united-with the Aztec district. Jasmine has been added to the "Delano Union Elementary district. Walkers Basin nnd Cameron districts lapsed and were .added to other dls-» tricts. Savings In school costs will be effected In most cases and n better educational opportunity afforded the pupils In all these districts. Increased transportation costs, will however, offset some of the savings. Following the best modern educational practice, new and Improve^ courses of study for the rural elementary school have been worked out during the pnst two years by groups of teachers working under the leadership of the rural supervising teachers. Upon adoption by the Kern county board of education thofio courses of study have been put Into use. County-wide educational tests given under the direction of the county board of education show that these courses are effective and that, under the holpful and stimulating guidance of the rural school supervisors, the teachers in our cqunty schools aro giving the boys and girls of Kern county rural schools an education quite tho equal of that ^pro- v I ded for pupils In the areas of denser population. Hearing Necessary The people of California are now paying about . $600,000,000 In total tnxes. Of this about $150,000,000 goes to public education, one dollar In four. Well over half of this amount for schools Is raised by district tnxes. The fixed eburgeB, which some would now reduce, produce less than half of tho money for public education. The district tax Is determined by the local boards of trustees, Before any school budget calling for a district tax can be adopted by a school board, a public hearing, advertised in a newspaper, must be held In the district. In view of these facts nnd the efforts on the part of trustees at economy pointed out above, It would seem the part of wisdom to leave the fixed charges as they are ut present and leave the control of school budgets In the hands of our faithful school trustees. This is a thoroughly democratic arrangement. It 1ms produced as fine a school system as can bo found anywhere. Kern county has over 800 well-trained, efficient, faithful teachers. To such as these we, OB u nation, are Indebted In no small measure for a remarkably quiet and orderly national election In a time of peculiar difficulty and stress. education has taken a leading part In reducing Its cost per student. In spite of an Increased registration of over 300 students In 1931-32, the Kern County tfnlon High School district reduced Its total maintenance expendi- ture.by over $15,000, and .Its cost per student by 15 per cent. Tho budget for the current year showed an additional saving of $25,000 over last year, with a probability that the net reduction will as a result of careful administration, total more than $30,000—and this .in spite of an increase In enrollment of 150 students over last year, and the addition of an extraordinary expense of approximately $3000 interest charges on registered warrants. How were these savings made possible? First, the teaching load of teachers was Increased by more than 10 per cent. Supplies used In Instruction were cheaper, and the amount purchased was held to the minimum. Salaries of teachers and other employes wore reduced. Transportation busses were used for double trips wherever possible. . Capital outlay for building and equipment were made unnecessary by a-longed dally schedule of classes, permitting, up to .as high as 25 per cent more use of expensive and specialised equipment '- and rooms. Evening classes for adults have been limited to Americanization nnd vocational, 'classes.f and classes for those who are .trying to. complete the work for a Vhlgh school diploma. The enrollment in the high school divisions shows no Increase over last year, except at Shafter, where there n re now 150 students as compared with 110 last year. Tn the Bakers- fleld plant, the increase In enrollment of 150 students Is entirely In the junior college where there aro now more than 675 students. The probability Is that we have very nearly reached-- our maximum size, until such time as there is an actual Increase in population In 'the district..In the matter of Instruction we can feel very happy at tho progres mado In tho past year. A rearrangement of our English curriculum this past year has materially. Improved our work In that department. The general attitude of students Is more serious than H; has been In the past. Our teachers are giving serious thought at all times to their own professional Improvement, through continued study and personal growth in the work of teaching. I cannot let this opportunity pass without a word of commendation to the teachers'who have contributed BO liberally during the past two years to give food nnd clothing to needy students. The amount, so spent In the two-year period will exceed $7000, In addition to the very liberal contributions of clothes received from citizens of the community. In tho year ahead- of jus, tho high school and junior college wishes to offer itself for tho , best service of the community. We realize that only in service can we justify tho liberal support we have always received from the district, and to that service both teachers and students pledge themselves. By LAWRENCE E. CHENOWETH Superintendent «f ••k«nfl«1d City SehMl* WfHEN the Bakersf ield city " schools closed for the Christmas holidays there were 4338 elementary school children enrolled, with 406 little tots-In the kindergarten, making a grand total of 4744. At the same date last year there were 4803 children In the city schools, with more kindergartners than this year. But the pupils are being handled with approximately 21 less teachers than tho staff numbered In normal times. As a consequence the enrollment has Increased until classrooms are now filled to complete capacity. One of the outstanding elements In child accounting is an apparent fall- insr away In the number of children who are entering school for the first time. Tho kindergartners are growing less In number and lower grades seem to bo smaller Birth Rate This decrease In Is apparent up to about tho fourth grado and from there on the enrollment appears to be the same as In normal times. State authorities havo commented upon this decrease In school enrollment In tho lower grades and the assertion is made that the birth rate In California Is decreasing. j If this be true, then perhaps some of | the economic factors surrounding the conduct of the public schools will bu assisted. As it stands now our schools havo much lessened budgets but with approximately the same number of children to be taught. Teachers' salaries have been lowered and nones- sontlnlfi have been eliminated. No new school buildings are being erected and materials and supplies are being •tie-pi at an"at)solute minimum.-^ , Special attention for the past several years to'careful teaching and tho -presentation of a well-balanced curriculum free from all fads and fancies has resulted In a more normal prog- 63 PERSONS EMPLOYED Report on All Activities Issued by Leo Pauly, Bnk- ersfield Chief in enrollment. Dropping school population (Special to The WASCO, Jan. 2.—The great warehouse and packing shed of the Hoover Farm, now operating as Poio Products Company, lay In ashes today following a dlsaatrou* blaze that yesterday threatened for a time to wipe out every building on the famous farm and waa extinguished with hand equipment only after It had caused a toit unofficially estimated at more than $20,000. Superintendent L. W. Symmea, returning from 9 trip south to find the structure razed, refused an official estimate of the damage un- til a corriplete check could be made. Telephone communication with the ranch was destroyed by the fire. It It understood, however, that virtually all the seed and harvest supplies of the great farm were kept In the warehouse and lost with the building. The spectacular blaze sent a towering pillar of smoke and flame heavenward and residents of the district for miles around hurried to the scene but the fire had gained such headway that efforts to save the warehouse and shed were futile. NEW YEAR i 'if ' F ELCOME BAKERSFIELD Parties and Noisemakers, Dances and Shows Arc Features of Eve OWEN AT HOSPITAL Troy Owen, official of the Signal Oil and Gas Company In the Mount Poso Creek field nnd one of the most popular men in Kern county's oil circle. Is at Mercy Honpital recovering from a sudden illness which overcame him last Friday, tfernville Babe Reported to Be First for 1933 Glenn Edward ClaybauQh ,ls not aware of the honor, but apparently he la the first 1933 baby for Kern county. Dr. C. A. MorrU of Bakersfield returned from the Kernvllle district today and reported that he waa In attendance at the birth of the child. The boy is a eon of Mr. and . Mrs. James Paul Claybaugh and waa born at 4:40 a. m. Father Time won a -aecond race In the afternoon ( depositing the stork with his basket on the steps of the H. E. PfaUflraf home, 1322 Jefferson itrstt, at 2:35 o'clock. This 7!^-pound New Years olft has been given the name of Donna Lee. At a late hour today the youngsters were the only ones of the new baby crop to be reportsd. Kern General Hospital. Mercy Hospital, San Joaquin Hospital and the Bak- ersfleld . Emergency Hospital, where several children generally make an appearance dally, reported that there were no blrth0 : yesterday ress of pupils in all grades. In other words few pupils, If any, are now being held over to repeat the work in tho grade for another year. Each time a pupil repeats a grade the cost is doubled. . • Sound Program Tn spite of the economic developments of recent months, our schools have attempted to meet tho reduced budget and the additional demands which have been placed upon the schools by presenting, a stabilized cil- uciitlbimr program in .the belief that tho children of this period. are entitled to an education which will prevent a complete collapse at u luter date. Through its relief fund tho staff of the Bakersfleld city schools has provided more meals, clothing, shoes, various necessities, has had corrected sight and hearing difficulties and has brought about happier living: conditions for literally hundreds of school children who are not reached by other welfare agencies. Principals and touchers have contributed of thplr earnings most generously to this purpose as well aa to the various funds of the Salvation Army, lied Cross and other organizations. Rest and milk nnd care have been provided for children of borderline tendencies or who are shnrply underweight and the humanitarian work in tho city schools has beep almost as marked as the regular educational procedure. The social adjuntmtmt of each child received a setback In tho elimination of the research department, made necessary by the budget reduction, but an extensive guidance program IH being developed to meet the need for directing adolescent boys and girls toward wholesome life situations. High Standard Tests of the pupils throughout the first semt-'Hter show nn excellent standard of attainment and prominent visitors to tho school system pronounce the work being dono aa the typo which will make sound, well- trained children. Two definite changes have been tho establishment of the Washington .School an a junior high school, cnroll- "ing pupils from the Knst Hldo, comparing with the Junior high school set up at I3merson, where West ^Sido pupils attend nnd the organization of tho tiincoln School us an industrial school. i The special classes nt tho I^lnooln School are designed to offer opportunities to the children admitted that would not be available In the regular classrooms. About 50 per cent of the teacher's tlma, IH devoted to the usual echool subjects und the remainder to A PPUOXIMATBLY ten million pieces of mall wore handled through the Bakerafield post office during 1932, Postmaster Leo G. Pauly reported today In reviewing activities of that Institution. The n letters, postal cards, packages and other mall parcels which wero received or Bent from Bakersf ield arrived from almost every known post office In the world, nnd wero nd- dresaed to practically- ovory known point. The annual snlc of stampH, envelopes, postal cards and other commodities nt this post office hero, with tno fees collected for various services, brings the department's .yearly' Income to nbout $200,000, the postmaster reported. Three Substations • Bakersfleld's post office belongs In the first class. Its main office IH situated at the corner of Eighteenth nnd G Htreets, nnd there nrc three substations within the city. The offices are manned by u staff of G3 officials and employes. Flvo "star" routes leave and return to the main office dally nnd carry the mall to and from all parts of the county to post offices that have no railway mall service. There ar*> five rural mall carriers who make six trips weekly to the rural districts witnjn «. radius of 25 miles of Bakersfteld. These five carriers cover 268 miles dally and serve more than 2100 families nnd servo them In the snme efficient manner afforded city patrons. 750 Depositors Tho local post office savings department boasts 750 depositors, with deposits exceeding $-150,000. The money order department hns\ ^Issued moro than 60,000 money orders during the past year, and has cashed approximately an equal number. The registry department more than 30,000 pieces of ing 1932. Air mail IB received once dally and dispatched from tho post office to points both north and south. Mall IH received by railway train service four times from the south ami four times from the north daily. Mall Is dispatched by rail from office three times to the south six times to the north each day. Splendid Traffic Mark Set in Bakersf ield During 1932 BAND AT UOSE FESTIVAL i High School Musical Group Taking Part in Parade at Pasadena .1 SUPERVISORS 10 NOON Charles Wimmer to Take Post; Predict Brite to Remain Chief registered mull dur- thin and JOHN HOPPER, 78, IS CLAIMED BY REAPER John Hopper, 78, father of Frank A. Hopper, who operates tho Hopper Machine Works here, died last nlffht at the homo of his son nt 2420 3Clffht- eenth struct. The elder Hopper had resided here for 20 years. In addition to the son here, ho leaves two others, 'Leonard Hopper of TJOH Angeles and Leo Hopper of Oakland, and three daughters, Mrs. V. P. Hagler of Vtwalla, Mrs. W. O. Scholz- of Oakland and Mrs. Theo Homan of Fresno. ' Mass will be sung Wednesday at 10 ,a. m. at St. Francis Catholic Church, .with the Rt. Rev. Father Michael J. Stack officiating. The rosary ritual will be conducted Tuesday at 7:30 p. m., at the Payno & Son chapel. P RECISELY nt noon tomorrow there will be a dissolution of the 1932 Kern county Board of Supervisors. Immediately thereafter F. B. Smith, clerk of the board, will take the chair and will call for nom- inations.for chairman. H is deemed highly % probable that Chairman Perry Brite will be returned to thla position for another year, though he In not contemplating tho extra burdens of the job with any high enthusiasm. Observers of tho board feol certain that Mr. TJrlto will bo returned to tho post. Other members of tho board believe his work In tho chair 1ms been efficient and Industrious during the last trying year when the offico was the focus of a great many of tho county's troubles and where many of them wero solved. Confidence Vote Tho fnct that a recall attempt against 5ir. Brlto ended abortively, with hlH receiving an overwhelming confidence vote, Is taken by many persons ntt an Indication of confidence in his abilities to carry on with the difficult la»k before him. Supervisor Stanley Abel, a veteran of the board who has served us ohalr- man, does not want tho position and It Is believed he will support Mr. Brite with his vote when tho chairmanship Is determined tomorrow. Supervisor Hcfy^'WoollomeH, a quiet, but hard-working member of tho board, has been mentioned for tho honor, but Is quoted HH having said ho does not want tho Job. Supervisor J. O. Hart, whoso health has not been of tho best during tho, year, probably does not want tho chairmanship as tho added duties would Impose further drain on hla energy. Wimmer Tak«a Poat On tho occasion of the passing of the 1932 board and tho formation of the 1933 lineup, Supervisor Charles Wimmer will bo inducted Into offico as representative of the Fifth super- visorial district comprising most of the city. Mr. Wimmer succeeds Supervisor Richard Ashe. It Is predicted by obHorvors of tho board that tho committee appointments, In the event of Mr, Brlte's re* election to the chairmanship, will be tho same as those of last yenr. Tho only change will bo in giving Mr, Wimmer the committees and chair* manshlps formerly held by Mr. Auho. •tho samo successive having no By LIEUTENANT BOB POWERS O NLY one school child was hurt and none was killed in Bakers- Held traffic accidents during 1932— an achievement which motorists, citizens and officers .of the traffic departnient can rightfully claim as an outstanding feature for the year, even in face of statistics which show that fatalities and injuries during the year wero fowor than In 1931. During the past year, flvo persons died of Injuries received In accidents within the rlty limits, compared with seven for 1f»3l, while 1R2 were injured, against 174 for tho previous your. Of those Injured last year, ia« wore motor vehicle passengers, nnrt represented 22 IOHH Injured when compared with 1931, while Ufl wero pedestrians- number as for 1U31. Flna Record Set BnkerHficld, for the third year, claims the record of school children fatalities In Us traffic book. Only a very small part of tho credit for the protection of school children can be claimed by members of tho traffic department. While one officer Is always on duty during tho school hoiM-H, for the primary purpose of handling traffic In tho vicinity of educational Institutions, and while tho department furnishes speakers on safety topics for the schools, the ronl reason for this remarkable record is the comprehensive safety educational campaign curried on by school officials and the co-oporatlon offered-by studcntH thomHolves. National sUi- tlstlcs show that between tho ages of 6 and 14 years. 3840 children nru killed and 112,000 arc injured annually while walking or playing on streets. Thus, this city has achieved an outstanding record In traffic safety for Us 5000 school studonts. , Cr»th Cauati Inattention to driving and violation of tho right-of-way rules lod to tho most accidents during the year. These two reasons for trnfflc accidents are practically interchangeable. Drunken driving showed a marked Increase In 3932. There were 45 of these accidents during 1932, compared with only 37 for tho year previous. During November and December of 1931 there wore only two accidents charged against drunken drivers, but during the same two months of f. " 1932 (Continued on Eleven) MRS. IDA E. SHEDS AKERSFIELD citizenry, after im-< patiently following the radio's blow by blow account of the progress of the New Year westward across the continents and an ocean. Saturday afternoon, were more than ready to give 1932 a hearty shove into the deep blue Pacific and to accord an uproarious welcome to the infant 1933. They listened to ; Berlin and London going wild late inr the afternoon, uncl were just, begin*, nlng to warm up to their own recepV tion of the New Year when New: York, cut loose at ft o'clock. Nineteen hundred nnd Thirty-three was already much foted by the time It reached the Pacific coast, but nowhere along a: triumphal march did it 'meet with a more spontaneous and heartfelt Wei-* como than right In this city. Noisy Greeting Pealing church bells, walling whistles and the crash of cannon crackers i were the outward manifestations of a spirit of Jubilance that prevailed throughout Bakersf Ield and TCerrV county. Gay crowds wore on every .hand,, packing the clubhouses, ballrooms, theaters wnd cafes. The festive spirit pervaded the quieter throngs who were In attendance at church services and watch parties. Despite the fact that little actual restraint was placed upon tho merrymakers by law,..they.remained^good-" natured and , peaceful In -thelr^.oele» bratlntf ami fe'orH of* what mlghj. happen this New .Years eve with ."the Hd off" proved unfounded. Cases of unruly conduct to come before' the ;po- Hce were extremely few. Dances at tho Bakersflold arid Kern River Country Clubs proved popular. The Beta danoo nt the Elkn club, Kern I»tlffo T. O. O. P., the U. C. T. and other fraternal affairs proved highly successful. > Big Show Crowd At Coconut Orovo, "La Granada and Panama ballrooms u large attendanco wns noted. One of tho greatest crowds at any one place was at t the Fox theater, which was packed; to^ capacity for its midnight show and vaudeville program. •"• The frolic sponsored by the Bakers! field Volture of the 40 nnd 8 Society at tho St. Francis cafe proved, to be one of the highlights of the evening. Nor Is the celebration of the days ended. Bakersfleld remained closed town today, with everyone making the rnout of the ,"day off." In Pasadena, where the Bak'er8f$eld''j'v§ Hlffh School boys' band took part thla\-.. morning In the annual Tournament of? UOHCB parade, hundreds of persons; from Kern . cqunty gathered for thttV day's festivities and tho football garnet YSIDORA DOMINGUEZ 1 y "* \'i> .,-. i ! -:- L * * *' I f J» *£ .1' '. .-' IS CALLED DEATH --'I •• •, BUILDING ACTIVITIES DURING 1932 REPORTED BY HUBBARD (Continued on Page Kleven) Bakersneld Matron Dies at Home Here Mrs. Evenllna J. Molhook of 1006 Lincoln street, died Saturday night at her home. She wiu 07 years of age. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. O. B. Campbell of Los Angeles, and two sons, Nick Zwartendyk and Adrian Molhook, both of iSukersfleld. She also is survived by four grandchildren und u sfstor, Mrs. J, E. Koelofs of LOH Angeles, ]i*uneral rites -will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a. m, at tho Ilopson mortuary with tjie Bev. Frank O. Boldon officiating. Intermont will be in Union cemetery, LL construction in Bnlcersfleld during tho year 1932 totaled $405,027, compared with $883,700 for 1931. City Building Inspector 11. II. Hubbnrd reported today. Building permits during 1032 totaled 362 and amounted to $?K9,2iti, Compared with. 405 permits for 1H31, which' brought work valued ut $|}8r>.944. Plumbing permits for tho past ynar numbered 281 for $41,&54, compared with 389 similar permits and $8G,004 In 1fl3l. There were 340 electrical permits IsHued during the year of 1032 for ^•^V ^F $60.510, a gfUnfit &31 permits and work valued at $02,608 for the year previous. Sixty-three sign permits were issued during the year for a, total of $13,882, compared with 60 permits for 1931 and sign coiujtruotlou valued at $20,214. January easily led all months of the year with $104,605 In building permits, $10,276 In plumbing permits, $12,500 in electrical permits and $330 In sign permits. January led all other mouths because of a $71,030 Job on the PI rat Baptist church. 1C I if h teen residences were built dur* Inff 1939 for a total of $52,490. Alterations und repair*'to buildings brought penjjiU ana a total or $84,371 in work. Forty-eight private garugeH wero constructed at u cost of $9185. Two service station*! a tided $7300. Three soft drink H in mis boosted the total by $4100. Other jobs were one store building for $0000. ono public garugo for $7000, one manufacturing building which cottt $12,000 to construct, one social hull built ut a cost of $2000, and iiilwallaiteous permltH wnra I.MHUed in 43 Inntuncos and brought $l6,r>!t2 In construction activities. City Building Inspector llubburd pointed out Unit moving of tho houses on the new Uoldon State highway right-of-way will show on the January, 1933, building report, although tho work actually begun in December of 1!«32. Several houses will he constructed In various parts of Bakers- fleld now becuune many old homewltoH are now part of the right-of-way, the Inspector pointed out, and In addition there will be new*buNlnt)Hn structures erected alongside of tho right-of-way. Kred J. Hloh, one of the ntnte registrars of ttontriictorri, reported that there IB more repair work going on In the state now than at any other time In California's history. Many part-time wurfceru uro doing powHld- t»ruble alteration and addition con* Btrucllon Avork at their horn OH, ho In explaining the rcawon for the den increase lu that typo of activity. Mrs. Tdn TCmmn Shields, 56, widow of the late Charles U. Shields and the mother of several prominent Bakersfield residents, died last night at n local hospital, following a brief Illness. She was born In Dawson county, Georgia, and had resided In Kern county for 18 "years. Her husband died four years ago. She was active In the First Church of the Nazarene, tho Neighbors of Woodcraft In Bakersfield, and the Order of ISastern Star, Chapter No. 146, nt Delano. The former matron Is'survived by three sons, Herbert, Karl nnd William, all of BaUernflolil, and two daughters, Mrs. NovlH Hicks and Mr». Veru Tlad- ford, also of BaUernfleUI. She also Is survived by a brother, Doctor James 13. Smith of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and two nlsterH, Mrs. J. C, Wheeler of Dennlnon. Texas, and Mrs. M. M. Wtn- Hton of Fort Worth, Texas, and five grandchildren. Funeral (services will be conducted Tuenday at 1:30 p. m. at the First Church of the Nazareno on south Chester avenue. Tho body of the matron will be interred In tho family plot at the Delano cemetery alongside tho remains of her lute hUHbutid. Uever- end S. IT. 15rwln will officiate. I'uyue & Son chupel IB in charge of arrangements. SERVICES TOMORROW Funeral rites for Ysidora Dominguds will be conducted at 3:30 p. m. Tuetj- dny nt the Payne & Son chapel, with; the Rev. Fnthpr A. C. Stuhlmnn off£ elating. The girl, a 2-monthB-oljj^ * ; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ua Dominguez of 301 T5nst Ntneteent Btroet, died Inst night at the home. Interment will be In cemetery. Two Take Turkeys in Tennis Contest Dorothy Crltes und l*>ulse Wilson wt«re wlnnera of turkeys in the women's doublet* tennis tournament, I^ako Lovelace, teunU professional, announced today. Mr. Lovelace and his partner, Blulno Cllnlte, were winners of turkeys In the men's doublets tournament, defeating Rollln Voorhles and Paul Paly lu tho finals with a 12-10, li-3 score. CllnlLe and Lovelaro dofoatod beou Uuthrio and Lloyd David In it, aemU finals round und Voorhlos and Paly defuatod Marion Hinjth und I'M Ki.sh- in tho othyf uornl-fUml bracket. L. L. White Sues Oil Company for Suit for more than $18,000 is filed- ... L. U White, ngnlnst the Cascade. T QI(>^ Company, for an alleged balance for drilling a well on a Fairhavon Jpjtf' nnd for alleged violation of terms Of the contract. • %W Horton & Petrlnl are representing:} the plaintiff in the action which will be heard In the Superior Court. MAN RN SLAIN HIT RUN MO TORIST

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