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, «,» ' ' " ^jj'.i' «,»-.(,.i ,-»• *,»;-» 1.1 i "t, K tjt>*» •»'"> JH& Y*;:. iv L; *:4tt .liMjA^a^.7) •i, t-x the latest news,*-world awM-iii, ^aiJI y*a^bgj Jthrllljriir aeH ews of girierttl Interest. , f»HONK 31 WAtfT ADS Clarified i'A(lV«rt(fllng Columns , of The Bakertfieid californium • close promptly at 11 o'clock, a, m. every dfty. •j LOCAL SECTION *V v *' •-»' " 'f- * -* *.t»4<f». i v y/• BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY* JANUARY 7, 1933 PAGfeS 7 TO 12 Traffic Captain Reports 15 Persons Killed Result of . Rum Influence REVIEWS OTHER DEATHS Tire Blowouts Claim Lives of Eight; Seven Die in * Speeding Crashes "TJEATHS from drunken driving •*•*• are increasing rapidly, daptaln Roy Oalyen of the California Highway Patrol revealed today, in a review of figures compiled on traffic accidents in Kern county during 1932. ' . ; "Fifteen persons, almost all of them men, died -amid the wreck' age'of their mojor vehicles, when their'automobiles or trucks, collided with other machines, or overturned while v: they-wore'under the-..influence of intoxicating liquor," the highway patrol • head declared In recapitulating the 1932 traffic statistics; :"That figure• represents a- great •Increase in the number of'deaths attributed' to that caus"e In'1931,/'"he' said. > . ' ' '"Unusual Qaln .. "The Increase in the: number ' of traffic .'accidents -because of, drUnken driving may be considered unusual In view of the fact that 1932 saw a nub- stanttal decrease In'the: total fatall- ,tle»f" he said. ' During the'year 1932, a total of GO persons'met their deaths on highways outside of-the city of Bakersfleld .but within Kern county limits, against ' 77 for the previous year. ; Kern's patrol chief failed to state his opinion itor the sudden Increase, In fatalities due"to. drunken driving, but pointed out that in all other parts of the state, as well .as In Kern county, injuries and -deaths from that cause have increased,- • !-•••' Lieutenant Bob^Powers,' In his report on' .traffic • accidents In Bakersfield for*, 1932, 'pointed out that .to November and December of last year, 14 accidents were attributed to drunken driving, compai-eil with two for the'same twp^mphths"lri: ; ;1831. Tlrfe^blbwputs/'durlng 1932 on, Kern highw'ays'-brought death'to eight persons during 1032, Captain Galyen said, while skidding and speeding on turns resulted In death for seven individuals. • • ' Speeding at intersections caused accidents >wlilch resulted In death for-.'five ; persons. Three were killed when-railroad trains struck motor vehicles. .Three died when their vehicles skidded on slippery highways and crashed against:culverts, into telephone poles,, against- other obstructions, or'overturned. ..Pour fell asleep' at the wheels of their machines and neVer awakened. Two 1 * were; 'killed .when their trucks "ran away."- on -the Ridge route. One •person died when, he fell, under the wheels of a truck. Four motorists were attempting to avoid collisions, wheeled .their, vehicles off the highway, and met. death when •their-, machines overturned. • Six of. those killed- wero pedestrians. One automobile struck .the rear of a truck and the motorist waa killed. . - ' • Safer Highway Captain Galyen pointed' out that only 14 persons were killed in accidents on the Golden State Highway, or No. 9!), last year, compared with .33 for 1931. Widening of that highway, and the application of nonskld material to. the of the road south of Bakersfield, resulted in the fatality decrease,' ho; Bald. Rural districts, however, which have no regular highway patrol, showed an increase. In fatalities and accidents. • COMMERCE BODY TO HOED BIMSS MEET The regular meeting pf the Kern Coimtjj Chamber of Commere. will be held- Tuesday evening at the Magun- d*h hall, reviving a custom"started several years ago, to .carry the meetings Into • the • various communities. This* has-proven beneficial to the 'directors > as well as- to tho local resl- dqnts In obtaining first hand ,Infor- inatlon as to the various problems affecting localities, President "A. B. Hoagland said today. Only a few residents have been Invited tp Join the directors at dinner as 1 their guests, and the regular business session! will follow. Semi-annual reports of committees' and current matters of business will be discussed. Deer Hunters Spend $5,000,000 in State estimated that deer hunters In California this season spent a minimum of $5,000,000. During the season • 18,360 deer were killed legally. During 1931, 26,805 deer were killed. The' decrease this season was In keening with the decrease In the number of deer tags sold. ' • V It Is estimated each hunter traveled an average 'of 347 miles to get his deer.- Moat of the tags were sold to LQH , Angeles and San Francisco hunters. ; '.'•.. County Historical > Society to Meel The Kern County Historical Society will meet at the Women's^Roat House next to The Californlan building on Monday evening at g o'clock. All members and other* Interested In the work of the society, are' Invited to be present," •tit' CHIEF OF STAfE WORKERS EDUCATION BOARD COMING D ISCUSSION of workers' educational activities'will feature'.the Bakarsflsld visit of.f L. Kercben, director of the department of work- ere* education for Calif emit, whe WHI arrive here tomorrow for • stay of several, weeks during which time he will conduct a couree ot weekly lectures on economic prob- leme, under aueploee of Kern County Labor Council, It waa announced today by Samuel: 8. White, labbr editor. Mr. Kerohen, whe le an authority on labor: education, will end hie etay here with an Institute In which progressive churchmen, labor leaders, business .men and educa- tore wlir take part. The subject of Mr. Kerchen's lecture course'will-be "The Economics of Unemployment." Definite ^arrangements have not yet been made, but the lectures will be'given either In Labor temple or the high school. He will also; lecture before •' many of the labor, urilons of the city.' ' • -•-••• ; .';•.'•'•• The department of. workers' education Is conducted by'the Joint { Committee on Workers' Education, •• representing the California .State Federation of Labor and the extension division of'the University of California. ' . '"•:.., Mr. Kerohen has written .White that during hie etay In the city he will be happy to spesk before clubs, organizations and other > public bodies. His range of subjects Include "Technocracy and the Prlee System," "The Challenge of Workers' Education," "Can We Educate for a New Social Order?" "Three Reasons for Our Present Economic Depression," -"The- Economics of. Unemployment,'! "OurChanglngSo- clal Order and Labor In'American History." . Groups deelroue of hearing Mr. Kerohen are Invited to get In touch with Mr. White at Labor temple. SPEKIOPIC Victor C. Svimonoff Tells of Russia in Address Before City Club Technocracy,' the statistical study, of the machine "age which is on everyone's, lips and'is as : little understood 's the theory of relativity, Is merely the child dream of Bolshevism," Victor C. Svimonoff, former. Georgian and a naturalized citizen of the United States, declared yesterday in an address to members of the Bakern- tleld 20-30 Club. He described the iclentlflc theory as "Utopian." The club meeting yesterday was featured by the Installation of the .••1933' officers. Alien Stramler,, Jr.,' * took, the president's chair, suc- " ctedlng Jack palbralth. who took several:.weeks'ago with the reilflnatlon of; Emmett Bogei*. . President .Strtftnler appointed Rollln VoorKles'chairman of^fa. committee to Investigate the feasibility of the club sponsoring a snow party In the near future, and also named Russell Pesante editor, of the 20-30 Club; weekly bulletin. , "Economy Ws made the "world small,"-«Mr. 'Svimonoff, a petroleum engineer here now, said, "and Bolshevism has ushered a new life into Russia." There are. no political parties In Russia, as all people are either Communists or Bolshevists, and it !M the effort of-these .people to make property common and eliminate Individual Initiative,'he said. ' . Numerous complaints have, been received at the office of L. M. Sands, county sealer of .weights and measures, concerning the sale of wood In this county by the tier. Mr. Sands said today, that' wood, under state law, must be sold only by the cord or legal divisions of the cord. Use of tho "term "tier" is a generic one and'of-doubtful significance unless specifically defined,- Mr. Sands said. His statement of the law- governing the sale of wood in this state and county is as. follows: . ., "Wood, for fuel purposes, Is a common necessity, a'nd it. shall only be' sold or qffered -ifpr sale by cord measure, excepting as hereinafter provided; -"-" " •••-•• NEW LODGE HOME TO BE BUILT FOR MOOSE TAFT, Jan. 7.— At the meeting of Taft Moose lodge last night, presided over by Dictator C. E. Parkinson, Initial steps towards the construction of a new Moose lodge home were, taken when it was announced that a. long term lease will consummated for a location In the heart of the Taft business 'district. The money for the remodeling of the home., has been available for some time and the venture will not incur any added burden on 'the finances -of the local lodge. -Past dictators' night, January la, was discussed and a mock trial will bo a feature of -the evening. Jess Dorsey will .preside as judge; C. L. Tomerlln, prosecuting attorney; Carl W. Johnson, .attorney for the defense, and a host of Kern county jurists will be In attendance. The meeting will be Informal and . representatives of other .organisations wllr'be Invited to attend and offer counsel/ '. , ' "' Kern Districts Ship Many Gars, Oranges • Edison and Magunden districts shipped 85% earn of oranges ' last month, most of 'them' to eastern markets according , to the agricultural commissioner's report. Orange shipments by truck totaled 29,505 boxes or approximately 04 cars by volume. Shipments of peas from the county totaled 7 cars and 39 cars of lettuce were moved. Two Near Death After Crash in Delano District (Special to The C<tHfomfat\) DELANO, Jan. 7.—Two J«p»neee men were, near death here today from Injurlee received Uit night When their automobile overturned near the Sierra VUta ranch four mile* e*tt of thli olty. They.are K. SaMde, 61, of Imperial valley, and K. Toyama, 4i, of to* An. geiei, and both are frlende of H. Yamo, Delano garage operator, •akade, the automobile driver, •uffered multiple fractures of the facial bonea, the tkull and the baeal ikull bonea, 'Toyama re. oelved Mrloue akull Injurlea. They were found by a posing motorUt who called an ambulance, and they were taken to'the Delano Emergency Hoipltal. .The two men were In Kern ««ek|ng employment. The local Japanee* afaoolatlon la making arrangement! for'their medial attention. WALE TOLD L, M. Sands Reports "Tier" Not Legal Measure in State Statutes ".The •eord'ti's- 'tiereby^ established* ~£a a standard measure. Its dimensions Shall bo 8 feet long and 4 feet wide and 4 feet high, and shall contain 128 cublo feet, well stowed and packed. "In "all sales of wood for fuel, the cord of 128 cubic feet shall be the true and legal standard of measure. Any usage, bylaw or \ ordinance, or custom of,. any person, firm, of corporation to the contrary notwithstanding. . -.-...,_ "The legal subdivisions of the cord shall be one-fourth, one-half and three-fourth, and these subdivisions shall be equivalent to the same divisions of the cubic feet established to contain the cord, to-wlt: One-quarter cord shall contain 32 cubic feet; one-half . cord shall contain 64 cubic feet, . and three-quarters cord shall contain 96 cubic feet ,' : Dlicuaiea "Tier" In the sale of stove wood of any length, the term "tier" or "rick" shall not be used to Indicate a standard measure. The term "tier; 1 Is hereby defined as wood piled in layers, or piled uniform, so as to conveniently determine volume. A VrlcU" has .no meaning In the .sale of wood. Ono "tier" of wood, eight feet long and four feet high and 12 inches wide, equivalent to 32 cubic feet, ferttfll be designated and sold as one-fourth cord.' One "tier" of wood, eight feet long and four -feet high, and 24 Inches wide, equivalent, to 64 cubic feet, shall be designated and 'sold as o'ne-hal^ cord. . . • "Tho lengths into which the wood may be sawed, and offered for sale, shall not In any way affect the cubic volume of the standard cord. "In the sale of wood for fuel, each load, part of load, or parcel of wood shfJll bo accompanied by. a voucher or tag certifying to* the number of cords or part of cord of wood In- each load, and such voucher or tag , shall state the true measure of wood delivered." Work to Interrupt Water Service Here Water consumers In several Bak- ersfleld districts will be without service • Sunday, January 8, between the hours of 8 a. m. 'and 11 a. m., officials of tho California Water Service Corporation have reported. , Uepalr work on lines will necessitate tho shut down, they said. Company officials suggest that householders provide themselves with -a supply of water adequate for their needs during those three hours. The districts affected are: •North side of Sixteenth .street and the south side of Truxtun In tho 1600 block. North side of Truxtun and the south side of Seventeenth street in the 1600 and 1000 blocks. . East and west aide of H street in the 1600, 1700 and 1800 blocks. North Ride of Heventeeth and the south side of Eighteenth streets in blocks 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000; 2100 and 2200. ' •-..-• North Bide of Sixteenth and the south side of Truxtun avenue in 2000 block. . Bast side of t> 'street- and the west Bide of B. street'In the 1600 block. The south "side of Seventeenth street in the 1900 and the. 2000 blocks. NOT DRIVER OF CAR Burrill Fryo, Bakersfleld Market employe, today-reported that the automobile which struck and Injured 4- year-otd Rmma Qhelarduocl, .Wednesday afternoon waa, not driven by him. A police ropprt substantiate* the Statement that anpinor .Burrell Frye was operating the vehicle. • « Harvey Fremining, President of International Unidn, Is BakersfieJd Speaker PLAN TO ORGANIZE UNIT '*' ' , • ;". Campaign Launched to Form Union of Rig Builders in Kern County . "EXPRESSING optimism over the ~- general outlook for 'Improvement In oil field conditions of California -and the natlpri, Harvey Premming 'of Los Angeles, International president of the (ill Workers' Union, addressed more than a hundred oil workers of. the San Joaquin valley In Labor temple* last night. The meeting, sponsored by Kern River Local 19 of the Oil Workers' Union, was "primarily for the purpose of launching a campaign for organic ing the steel rig building Industry/ la bar: leaders said. . Most of those in attendance were rig builders. . For: the- last six years, President Fremmlng potnted/out, the largest of the rig building companies has operated under the "closed shop" plan and an effort Is being-made at the.present'time to organize competing companies as well. A similar gathering of oil men from throughout California is to be held In Long Beach tomorrow, and a large delegation 1 of Kci-n rig builders will be In attendance,'President Fremmlng said. The noted labor leader also Is director of employment stabilization for Los Angeles county, and took occasion during his address here to discuss the question of employment as It relates directly to the oil fields. Renewed activities In the oil workers' organizations forecasts improved conditions, he declared. BL1Y COMMITTEES • Standing •ejimn'iffte&s. tb'.conduo't .the varied; activities' of "Baker^'fleld Realty! Board 'were announced today by-iW.. V. Bray, :w*o' last Wednesday;, was'.,-Installed president of the civic and business organization. ' ' . * ' ,,. '.'-•':''•'' 'Heading, the; •mostJmp.prt' the beard's technlcargr0upB,'Clne"appVi|ilsa.l ccmmlttee, .Is .Edward- 1 A. Kelly, ''chairman, • last 'year's ' president•; of, the board. His comrnltteemen are'James H. Thomber, Harry Hake,,'Ci L. - ; Taylor and,F. A. Nlghbert. , Other committees ore as follows: > Le£lBlatIve^-T. ;H. perby,,chairman; Joke Thomas "and George Hriy. V." Publicity—Louis J, Brandt, chairman; .Ben Holloway and .'Howard Nlphpls. . ' Membership—I. E. Moore, chairman; Harry Hake, and E. D. Myers. Grievance—Jake Thomas, chairman, and R. E. Cady. ,, . ;.. Highways—J. K. Thomber, chairman; Hugh 8. Jewett,-T>, H.' Derby, H. J. Brandt and C. L. BkVdgett.. Auditing—Leslie Robinson,' chairman, and John Engef. SARAH GILPIN DEAD AT Miss Sarah Isabella Gllpln, 84, aunt of Doctor R. G. Dbupo of T«hnch'apl, died early today at the physician's home. She was a native of Canada and had resided in California for IS years. •Funeral rites, under supervision of attaches. of tho Fllcklnger'•' chapel in .Bakersfleld, will be conducted Monday .at 1 p. m. at the Rosedale cemetery in- Los Angeles. <>»» Red, white and blue "Buy Amerl can" stickers wero off the presses to day and being distributed b'y members of Frank S. Reynolds Post, American Legion. , The Legion post is sponsoring the local campaign, being conducted In co-ordtnntlon With the national ''Buy American" program. , • Slogan stickers may. be obtained at Leg|on .hall, ' Seventeenth and 1C streets. x Rifle Club Plans Two Trophy Shoots Two .trophy shoots for 22 caliber ri- fles'are scheduled tomorrow* morning by the Bakersfield Rifle Club,, Tom Barnes, secretary, announced 'today. The-shoot Is open to the public. It will be started at 9:30 a;.m. .. . The Bakersfleld Hardware trophy will be shot for at a 200-yard,, range and the Callfprnta trophy will be up for competition at 300 yards. » » Residents at Work Camp Receive Radio Latest donation to the men at the work camp at the fairgrounds Is a radio, Superintendent Hal Qrlffls said today. • Wlthttin & Booth gave the men the machine. More than 200 men are holng fed dajly at the camp. They work .six 'hours dally at nonproduc tlve jobs for the food and shelter pro vldod.' by' tho county. CLUB LEADER JOHN R. HUFF Advisory Group Holds; First Conference of 1933 to Outline Policies , Members of the city asflCNsor's advisory board met last night' for the first time'In 1933. dlsoudncd establishment of policies for the tax year 1938-34, and considered three requests that have been received by the assessor's office asking for a change In the front foot values shown on tho assessor's land valuation map. Those who 'met with City Assessor Dean . R. Hurley lant night wero Eug.ene B. Duncan, A. D./M. Osborne, 13. H. White, Curtis O. Wlble, C. L. Taylor, Howard. Nichols and Elmer If. Karpe. George Hay and Leo G. Pauly, functioning for^three •yea'Jj'sl Ini-a pub- Ho-sp'lrltfed; .mariner, 1 ; donating their experience', -Irtibwle'dge and' time t° • as slBt-the assessor -In equalising 'valuca The mo,thod,,used to. establish .thelorlg- Inal front foot values was an analysis of 'community opinion through' V; reappraisal, held in 1929-30. Atvthat tttfi all 'taxpayers •w.ere afekcd to sub'rnllt'- a fair selling price for and "were given the opportunity to.ln- specf tho tentative values established through a search of the recorder's reo- 6rds for nales, loans, lenses, statements of owners, '., committee? from ; a .. number of .service clubs," and a persona! Inspection of • all property by the assessor. . Owners, of more than 50 per cent of the property in Bakersfleld viewed the valuation map and either confirmed the front foot values shown or furnished the nssensor with u signed statement giving facts and Information upon which their request for a change was baaed. Por the three years this system has . been lii use all requests from owners have been given full consideration by both the assessor and his advisory board. ' . Reduce Values During the year 1932, after deliberation, It was decided that a reduction of 10 per cent In land values was In order. This' decision wan bused on tho information gained through a sy« tern of questionnaires Kent to property owners, appraisers, contractors and business men".. , .„..., -. _______ i This system has proved particularly satisfactory, not one protest having been heard by the board of equalization, when [j. convened for tho purpose of equalizing the HHSCSHOP'B valuations for tho past assessment period., Assessor' ..Hurley's system haw gained 'widespread attention. Requests for Information have been received from -one university, many, communities throughout the state, and officials of tax "organizations. Pair Held for Auto Theft Hearing Here Kenneth -Stonin and JamcH Gregory, churgpd with "drlvlug an automobile without tho owner's I'onsoiil," w<*re arraigned In the Slxlli Tnwnulilu Justice Court yesterday. ,lud(?o Sl<iw«rt Ala- gee fixed lliolr ball at $3000 each, which they fullwd to furnish, ..and tho date for the preliminary hearing on January 26, at 10 a. m. • The two men wero arrested on Golden State highway south of Biik- ersfleld early ttits week. Their automobile carried 'a large utouk of varied merchandise. Police said that they are wanted In Denver for four' holdup Jobs anil (lint I,OR Angola authorities want thein for robberies also, bul Captain' Roy Galyen of the California highway patrol said they would be prosecuted 7 on the local \ihargo 'first. KIWANIANS PLACE «. HUFF IN I'S POST Other Heads of Organization Are Installed During Evening Meeting CHARLES GROSS VISITOR Program of Music and Other Entertainment Provided at Hotel Banquet > J OHN R. HUFF, civic leader, was •installed as president of the Bnk ersfteld Klwanls Club last night, when members of the organization held a special dinner-meeting; at Hotel El Tejon. Other officers installed were vice-president, Server L. ICaar, and secretary, R. Earl Cady, while Clarence Culllmore was given his seat on the official board an Immediate pant president. Directors of the organisation, who will serve during 1933, Include the four officials and Dana Blng, Kenneth Rich, Marsh Tuttle, Forrest Catuwdy, Lawrence King, CLeorge Henderson, Paul'Vnnder Elite, Harold Burl and Albert Phillips. Charles Gross, past lieutenant governor, waa speaker of the meeting. He complimented'members of the club on the progress made during 1932, and predicted Hlmllar SUCCOUR for the new board of directors and the new officers. • Arthur J. Ferguson, Ray Y. Burum and Ben P. Stlnson, three past presidents of the club, were members of the committee In charge of the affair, which also was staged as a "ladles night." Past President Culllmore opened the meeting. America was sung by those In attendance. Club members gave .the pledge to the flag, William King of Taft gave the Invocation. Harold Burt led community singing. Ernest Zimmer presided at the piano. Alfred Slemon delivered the Klwanls "charge" to Frank Word, Jr., a new member. William Ilobb,.sanir a solo and was accompanied >-at' the piano by; Ruth Morgan. Oscar Brahler, lieutenant governor of district No. 5, Installed the-new'officers. President Huff mode a brief address. A. B. Pnrker offered a violin solo and was accompanied at the piano by Louise Hamilton. AGRICULTURAL REPORT FOR DECEMBER GIVEN Deputies of tho agricultural commissioner's office made. 013 depot, express and- post office calls In connection with plant and vegetable shipments during la«t month ntf protective measures against the Importation of any Insect pests into the county. A summary of the general horticultural and pest control work of tho commissioner's offlco 'for tho month follows: Nursery Inspections, 128; calls made for rodent control, 84 j calls made for crop survey, 11; calls made for bureau of markets' enforcement, 'O;- calls made for weed control, 12; calls mado for pest control, 82; miscellaneous calls made, 44; acres Inspected for squirrels, 1258; acres Inspected foV plant diseases, 185; acres Inspected 'for Insect pests, 30; acres Inspected for frost damage, 160; oases pear blight treated, 13; rejection notices Issue, 10, and meetings attended, 7. ' ' Final Services Held for Veteran of War Military and Jvlasonlc rites were conducted today for. Bruce Walker, 8d, former resident of Bakersflold, and veteran of. the World War, who died In Pasadena. BakerefUsld Lodge. No. 224, F. &-A. M., and the Frank S. Reynolds Post. American Legion, officers participated In -the rltuala.- Interment was In the.Masonic plot at Union cemetery, under direction of the Doughty-Calhbun-O'Mcara chapel. 1 —; • .» • . ' POSTPONE MKETINQ The Deluno Farm Center • meeting for this .month ha* been postponed until 'next month, aqcordlng to V, > J, Coddlngton, director. Install Officers of Taft Kiwanis Club TAPT, Jan. 7.—Installation of officers of Taft Klwanls Club was holt last night In the Shamrock banquet rooms, with Oscar Brehler, lieutenant- governor of the Fifth Klwanls district as the Installing officer. A fine program was given during the evening, In addition to a'number of short talks. Ralph Haun Is the retiring president, while officers Installed were Dr. George W. Garner, president; Dr. Harold Hall vice-president: J. D. Peterson, treas- yrer, and R. Patil Hale, secretary. 1397 Bee Colonies Inspected in Kern Charles Grimm', deputy of tho agricultural commissioner's office In- spectet] 1897 colonies of bees in 1] apiaries of the county during the las 1 month, according to his report to tho commissioner. District Session "of Legion Posts Scheduled Here Kern County Council, American Legion, will defer Ite flrtt 1*33 meeting, echeduled for -tomorrow, until-Sunday, January IB, when It will be held In conjunction with the meeting of the'Fifteenth dli> trlct of the Cillfornla Legion department In Bakenrtleld. The district stMlon will be the largeit veterant'* gathering held In more than a year hare, Legion official! aiiert, -.; • Nlok Kltohak, oflT^ft, district c^mmandtr, will pretlde and vet- erins from all of the potti.ln Kern, 'Tulare and Inyo oountlet will be. In attendance, ,JacH W. Byfleld of D»k»r«fl«ld, cpunoll commander, 'will prailde ever the county meeting. OF C. C. A. LLOYD LANDSBOROUGH OTTIN OFFICE OF CIVIC BODY T LOYD LANDSBOUOUGH of Hanford was named secretary of. the •^ Bukersfleld Civic Commercial Association last night,'when directors of the organization held a special meeting to consider the large number of applications for the position. He was the unanimous choice of the directors and will take office February 1. Secretary Landsborough will succeed Harrison Elliott, who hold the post for nine years, and withdrew January'1. Discussing the selection of the Hanford applicant, Howard Nichols, president of the C. ; C. A., today said that his choice is a happy one, and that the new secretary possesses the qualifications required by the office. "Landsborough has had nine years ot association with commercial and chamber of com-^ • '- nierco organizations," the president said. "He Is a past president of the Valley Secretaries' Association and at present first .vice-president of the State Secretaries' Association," the president stated. The new secretary is known among chamber of commerce circles throughout California. He will i*fA arrive in Bakersfleld soon, with his wife and two children. Many Applicants ' There were many applications for the position, many of them from local Individuals, but directors of tho association felt that only a man with chamber of commerce experience would bo suitable for the position, a qualification generally Ihcklng in those who" applied from Bakersfleld. The new secretary was given a contract of employment until the end of the C. C. A. current fiscal year, which' closes October 31, 1033. • ADVANTAGES OF TRAFFIC CIRCLE ARE DISCUSSED Advantages of a traffic circle whore the new Golden State Highway route through Bakersfleld meets Chester avenue were outlined to directors of the Bakersfleld Civic Commnrclal Association yesterday by Hugh Pomeroy, adviser for the Kern. County Planning Commission. Originally the state planned to equip the highway with a circle, but announced an Intention to withdraw that plan because of the expense, but citizens of Bakersfleld feel that the circle would prove of benefit, In shunting traffic through the city, and that the circle would beautify the city. The circle could be constructed at an additional cost of $15,000, the adviser pointed .out. He offered motion picture scenes of circles In busy traffic areas In New Jersey, where all through highways are being equipped with the traffic circles. Chenter James showed the directors charts of tho proposed circle and Edwin J. Hymnies assisted in presenting the motion picture review. Folks and Facts * * * • •• * * * Bits of Hotel Gossip *..*.* * * * Local Brevities Dwlght Bhepard and Lee White, Alex Anderson Company representatives of Los Angeles, are among southern California business men stopping at Hotel Padre. H. M. Homes and C, Puller of Chevrolet Motor*, are registered at the Padre from Los Angeles. J. -Coriley, Banta Fa railroad official, Is In Bakersfleld from divisional headquarters at Fresno. He IB registered at the Padre. Jean M, Blstllne, A. M. Cole, Jr., and H. J. Sargent, of the Alpine Milk Company at San Francisco, a guests at Hotel El Tejon. Allen Oliver Company of Los Angeles Is represented In Bakersfleld today by L. J. Smith, a guest at Hotel 131 Tejon. Among KUestS at Hotel El Tejon today are V. Underwood and H. Kondy, representatives of the Standard Brands, San Francisco. Among oil men In the city are J. M. Foi-llne, and V. P. Solomon, Richfield Oil Company,-Los Angeles. Bakersfield'oirls to Form Gym Class Girls who are Interested In gymnasium work should telephone Ada Harmon at 1675 or Dorothy Weidner at 4408-R. Plans are afoot to organize a gymnasium class In the near future and It Is hoped that enough gtrla will respond to assure continuance of the clous. Plan Rosary Rites for Julian Morel Rosary ritual will bo conducted Sunday at 7:30 p. m., at the Doughty- Callioun-O'Menra chapel for Julian Morel, who died Thursday. Mans will bo sung Monday ul 0 a. m. lit St. Francis church. Interment will be In Union cemetery. Firemen Aid Matron With Burning Roast Mrs. D. Lemucchl of 609 Jefferson street, encountered 'some difficulty today when she had trouble in removing a roast from the family oven. Klremen helped 'her take the roast from the cooker. The roast was afire. MEETfNQ SLATED The regular meeting of tho Patch Kami Center has been post poned until Wednesday evening, January 18, It was announced today by Hurry Thompson, the director. WEST SIDE SETS TRAFFIC Report Shows No Deaths in Taft During Period of Three Years ffcpeehl to The OaUfornian) TAFT, Jan. 7.—During the post flv» years not one death has occurred In the city of Taft which; can be attributed to a traffic accident nor have there been any deaths in the city during that period front any criminal act. Such Is the record which • tho Taft Police Department proudly boasts of In flllng^ts annual report of activities \Xor the year 1032." A steadily decreasing, list of crime has been noted In the "city over a period of years, arrests made In 1930 totaling 203; 11131, 176 arrests and 1982. 160 arrests. In 1930, a total of 380 truffle tickets, were Issued; 260 tickets were Issued In 1931 and but 97 In J 932. In 1930, there were 83 accidents with 25 Injuries; In 1931, 17 accidents with 15 Injuries and in 1932, 27 accidents with 16 Injured. Police car mileage for the three yearn was as follows: 19110, 17,634 miles; 1931, 19,341 miles: 1032, 19,852. , Motorcycle police department turned In the following mileage: 1930, 6321 miles; 1931, 6321 miles; 1932, 4757 miles. '..'."' A total of 1820 police calls were rtquetted for outilde the city limit* during the pait three years from Ford City, Taft Heights' and South Taft, of which only five of major Importance were answered, one being a bank robbery In Marloopa, three robberies • In Taft Heights and one a fain* robbery alarm at a aervlce »ta. tlon on the Fellowi highway. A record of arrests, showing decreases and Increases, for the past three years, is as follows: 1930 1931 1982 Intoxicated drivers ... 17 9 ' 14 Drunks 62 SO 34 Vagrancy 16 9 7 Contributing to delinquency 3 l 6 Kidnaping , 2 1 0 Burglary '.. 6 4 ' 2 Grand theft, auto.... 117 Petty theft 17 18 18 Disturbing the peace. 16 12 21 Check violations 3 6 3 Liquor law violations. 6 16 7 Assault and battery. .11 7 5 Gambling 8 0 l Criminal assault .... 2 l 2 itobbery 1 3 o .Hit-and-run ,, 3 0 0 Fraud 2 0 0 Escapes ......... j.... 1 o 0 Tampering with motor vehicles ' 0 Arson 0 Parole violators Miscellaneous 0 arrests. .36 1 00 58 1 SI MATRON HIES SUIT FOR DEATH OF For the death of her son, following an automobile accident on the Grapevine portion of the' Golden State Highway, Anna Manca, a widow, is suing John Toreson and G. V. Rude asking judgment for $25,000, according; to a civil complaint filed by Brlttan & Mack for ' hearing In the Superior Court. In the complaint Mrs. Manca alleges her son, Mlche Manca, was riding with John ToreNon, us a passenger In an automohlln when it collided with the a V. UuUe car. This occurred on October 26, 1932. On October 29, Mlcho died of hln Injuries. Tho plaintiff blamcH both Toreson and Rudo and atiks judgment against them. BEEKEEPERS TO PLAN BIG TAX PROTEST T O PROTEST an additional itate tax of $10,000 against beekeeper* of California, the Kern County Beekeepers Club will hold a meet- Ing this evening at 7:30 o'clock In the courthouse, It was-announced by R. W. Loudon, chairman of the association her*. According to the announcement, beekeepers are paying taxes on alj their bees and, equipment now. They contend the Legislature may tax the Industry out of the state If additional Imposts are added, Every person Interested lit <$hj« Industry and Its maintenance' l», Invited to attend tonight's meet*". Ing, which will be In the farm ad> vlser'a office. , •^

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