• •" v **" ;-.••" " % V-'••.'',">. *f ,"' •• •' *' lf "'" *- ', '•' **"' ' ' »dnewB of .«**,a.y, Classified Advertising. Columns of Tlio Bafcersfleldieafffofnltttt close promptly . at j II >o,'oUqK n. m. every, day. . -''• , r w ' ' ...!.., >.\. .--.k. BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, JANUARY 9,1933 PLAGES 0*0 1 1 4 Untrue Predictions of Bank "Runs" Being Traced by Kern Authorities I I MISSIVES BEING CHECKED Fingerprints and Stationery '. ',;'*' May Lead to Identities of Men Sought T»AKlonSFIELD has not escaped *? a vicious, state-wide attempt of Communists to spread false rumors i>bout the safety of funds in banks fiere,. -authorities revealed today, as citizens reported receipt of letters i penned in terse; malicious terms, predicting "runs" on financial 'institutions and containing other, equally baseless statements. 'Armed with several of the letters, which many angered citizens brought to the.-attention of officials, authorities are prepared to.launch an intensive Investigation into tho identities of. the senders, with a view to prosecuting the ; -unknown penmen to the full extent of .the law. Fingerprints found on the letters, the type of sta- tionery'employed, and other material clues.will Permit a foundation for the investigation, the authorities said, as they marshaled evidence to pin the crime onto.tho shoulders of the guilty individuals. • -Plan Prosecution The attitude of District Attorney Roy iBoilcy's office on that practlco was expressed In no uncertain terms by flls assistant, Tom Scott, who said: "This office will use every means In Its power to trace the senders of those malicious letters, and the evidence will be turned over to United States Department of Justice officials. The .practice of. : sending faslo and anonymous information ^through thp malls carries a heavy penalty arid all officers of the law are anxious to .apprehend the guilty parties." •First of the letters received in Bak- ersfleld appeared in the'post office boxes of citizens Immediately after this 'leave-taking of \ ; the "hunger marchers" who were In this city, last w£ek, the authorities said. •'•' 7 - ' ' ' Typed Letters ' •- '. Most of them are typewritten mis- elves,' generally only a-few words in length, and signed only ,wlth initials. They state, "Take your''money from your bank—there's going to be a run on* your bank soon," or some similar mlsstatemcnt, according to bankers who have viewed the letters. before turning them over to the authorities. Investigators of the police department will assist In the Investigation, Chief of Police Font Webster said, smd, Sheriff Cas Walser is prepared to provide the services of his investigators in the event the number of letters received here reach alarming proportions. "Some Individuals. may attach significance to the conte'nts of the let- fern," one banker said today when questioned concerning the missives, "but those with complete knowledge of/ the local • situation will recognise the' earmarks of. the Communist,party and stamp them in their true light of falsehood." ; .-. . ; Cities Flooded Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, and other.larger cities of California, ae well as Bakersfleld, have been flooded by the "whispering campaign," according to press- dispatches, and many of the smaller cities In the San Joaquin valley have been afflicted with'similar missives during the past few days. .Most of the cities of Kern. Kings, Tulare, Merced,. Fresno 'and other 'San Joaquin valley districts report receipt of such letters, and according to press information, the attempt of Communists to discredit solvency of banks is reaching even Into Oregon, Washington, Nevada and other' far Western United States Attorney Samuel McNabb, of Los Angeles, Is leading the California fight' to apprehend the', vicious individuals who are attempting to'upset the equanimity of depositors by sending them spurious information in-an.effort to discredit financial in- eiltutlons. • , Assistance Aeked The public is requested to assist authorities in tracing the "Identity of those who send such letters through yie mall. ' • . . "Bring theMetters to the bank with which you do business, or to the district attorney's office, and every as- BJstance will be afforded • In running down the sender," Assistant District Attorney Scott said. < . • "Handle tho letter carefully, If you received one," he warned, for they may. bear fingerprints whlph will prove of value to tho investigators." Authorities said that at least one individual residing In . Bakersfleld Is under suspicion and that probably a small ring of residents,'- associateil with the Communist party, may be re «pons|ble for. the malicious activity. Farm Experts Home From North Session ,, Member* of the farm adviser's staff have returned to the city after attending the annual conference of farm advlyrs hejd'-ln Berkeley lost week M. A. Lindsay, N. D. Hudson and Miss Lillian Brinkman attended the • meeting. . / '• ' TO ABANDON AGENCY ' The rfrllrpad commission has au thortaed Southern Pacific Company to abandon its agency at Seguro, In Kern county, ,.",''"* ' ! * QUrlR BABY BORN * glrtlj ,of. a, dB,u»}jter, pccurred .y?t>$ ' terday ' nV San'Joaquin Hospital tto Mr. and'Mre. J, H." Ourr of Oildale.'«- SHOT; IN HALTS THIEF NEAR STORE '*''}*,**• (- s J ^ A fVlSTOU bulUt.firia li^o the"' ffogay, «ky 'tialttd the, f.iyina fc'tt ' , . efjUuli'Cortei thlii morning after he' allegedly 'had stolen, a coat from tht;*tere et. I. Rubin, 1313 Nina. Uehtn •tract. .. ' : ' The 6rl»i' of' .the . storekeeper . attracted the attention of Officer Jim Brady, who «aw Corte* dash from tha atora with .the coat under his arm,' police report. . • When the fugitive failed to halt, Brady drew hie revolver and fired a shot Into the air and Cortet eur. rendered. ' He le eharged with petty theft. . KiWANIANPLiS TORITFORIEI Place to Treat Children's Eyes, Maimed Youths Are Attorney's Subject Objectives for the Bakersfleld Kt- wanls Club during 1983 were discussed today by Alfred ' Slernon, attorney and member of the organization, at -a regular, meeting of the club. •. . fie suggested Institution of a crippled children's, clinic under Klwanls sponsorship, and the opening of an eye clinic for young citizens, as worthy objectives of the club during the current year. Vocational guidance for the graduating students who leave school and find professions overcrowded provides an opportunity for Klwanls to become of service through assistance and advice, • he said,, and greater efforts In the work of providing more toys for underprivileged children at Christmas was recommended by the speaker. Stlneen Presides Ben F. Stlnson, past lieutenant- governor : of the Fifth • district, pre- Rtded at the meeting, the first regular' one directed by John R. Huff, the club's new president. •Retirement from the club and from Bakersfleld,-of Ernest Teewinkle, was reported'during the meeting. He was felicitated on his activities while" a resident of Bakersfleld .and a member ~ of . tbq, club and made a brief response, to the compliments paid him by members of the club. . Patrick Is Quest The Rev. William^. E. Patrick, president of the Bakersfleld Lions, Club, was a guest of honor. . v He requested support of the Lions' Club milk fund through attendance at the basketball games scheduled for the Kern County Union High School .auditorium on January Z^ and 28. Frank Word, Jr.', • .newest member of .- the club, officiated as sergeant-at'-arma today. ••'.... MONTHLY REPORT ON HOSPITAL SUBMITTED During December the dally ..average attendance -at the county hospital totaled 826 patients, according to the report of Dr, Joe Smith, superintendent. Old men and women being cared for at the hospital totaled 123. There were 880 medlcul cases during .tho month, those patients averaging about 10 days each. at.the hos pltal. The average total ..cost per meal served at the .hospital during tho month was .696 cents. AID CLASS H. M. Baker to Take Charge of Course; Others to Assist Leaded / COURSE OPENS TUESDAY Dr. Smith, Ri ; _ j. Willinmson on Staff to',Teach Art '•'of Saving Lives' $50,000 SUIT FILED RESULT • AUTO MISHAP Per the death -of her husband, , struck by , an • automobile near •ace en the Golden State high. 'way* La Varna Ytfung atkt Judgment of 180,000 agalnat Charles U. Hughea, alleged driver of the car, and the California Breeders Serv. Ice, ateertod .owner of the machine, according to the civil'com- plaint filed'for hearing In the Superior Court, The accident, according' to the widow, occurred on July 1, laet year, while her hueband was walking toward .Freeno. CARNEGIE MEDAL TT. M. BAKER* director of Scout *-•*- leadership training, will begin another of his popular courses in first aid tomorrow evening in the hygiene room of the high school. He will .employ as his assistants R. J. Williamson, who holds a bureau of mines-and Red Cross instructor's, credentials, and Dr. Joe Smith •who, likewise, has< the necessary physician's.credentials as well.as those of the Red Cross. .Mr. Baker also holds, an advanced • Red. Cross certificate ' 'and the necessary secondary teachers' credential. The course is open to all who%ave attained the age of 18'.' years. • Red • Cross certificates will be awarded those who successfully complete tho course and' to all Scouters who receive the award, credit will be given toward tho Scoutmaster's key to the flve-year training course. All first aid will be taught by student participation such as splinting, bandaging and artificial respiration. The course will require two hours weekly for 10 weeks. Mr. Williamson declares that thousands of lives are. lost annually be.- cause people do not know how to give artificial respiration or stop arterial or venous bleeding and that thousands of lives will be needlessly sacrificed during 1933 for the same reasons. He also said that'students who have taken the course here In the last two years have sailed lives and .ventured' to say that students of this class also will be called upon to save human lives somewhere, sometime in the future. ~~OF RAILWpSEEN e> City Street Car Firm Loses $20,000 During Period of 1932, Report Shows Rumors of the proposed abandonment of the Bakersfleld 'arid Kern Electric Railway system were revived today when it was learned, here that San Joaquin Light, and Power, Corpp-T ration has petitioned the state railroad commission for permission to continue the 6-cent fare now In 'effect, but only for another 80 days. If the petition is -'granted the 6-cent fare will be effective until February 8. (Originally It was to have gone back to 10 cents 'on Jlinuary 8. • •„' The railway system reported a loss of 120,000 for' 1932- and for many months rumors that tho railway would be abandoned have been current. Of- flclals of tii o company announced that the free-ride polipy tried last,full, followed by .the 5-cent fare policy were last resorts In an effort to place the system on a paying basis. EXPERTIOtlP LF Florence Vedier Is Claimed by Reaper ' Mrs. Florence, Yedler, 34, formerly a resident of Bakersfleld, died Saturday in Torrenco. She was born In Novla Sbotla, was the widow of the late Eugene Vedier, had resided In California for 29 years, was a graduate , of the, Washington Grammar School In Bakersfleld, and during the four years^prevlous to death had resided: In SejU Beach. ..-.'• She Is survived by parents, Mr.'and Mrs. W. D.' Simpson, of Bukersfleld; a sister, Mrs: '• James Jarrett, of. Los Angeles; three brothers, George Simpton of Seal Beach, and Harry* and Francis Simpson, both of Bakersfleld. .Funeral rites will be conducted .Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Hopson mortuary. The Rev.'William E. Patrick will officiate.- ^Interment Will be in the family plot at Union cemetery. 19 City Fires Bring $8039 in Losses Here Bakersfleld firemen fought 19 biases during December, Chief W. K. Van Meter has .reported to City Manager W". D. Clarke. They Included 10 fires In buildings, four blasting automobiles, two rubbish fires, one grass fire, one burning, telephone pole and a burning motorcycle, : Civilians, and firemen alike .escaped Injury during the-month. Losses for the 31-day period were fixed at $8039. '' GYMNASIUM CLASS • Interest'; IB manifest In the plan to organize a. gymnasium class far girls here. It was reported today.by sponsors of the movement, although additional students for: the class arc needed. .Thinae interested; mfcy obtain full information by telephoning either Ada Harmon at 1675 or Dorothy Weldner. at 4408-R. " ' i ••» '.M. '• . FIND LKATHCft COAT - , Police uro holding a leather coat, young boys' model, found by one of the officers' .cm the street »nd the pwn«r,-may identify It, at police JieftU- quartern in city hall' • AT LOCAtiOSPHAL William- Quill, 20, died Sunday at a local hospital. He was the husband of .Mrs. Jeanette Gulll,. the father! of Wayne Gulll, tho son, of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Gulll'and the brother of Otis, Flnace and Mabel Gulll, all of Bakersfield. The body Is at the Fllckln- ger chapel. Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p, m. at the chapel with the Rev. Hoy Ogan officiating. Interment -will be In Union cemetery. ***—; Supervisors to Hold Two Weekly Meets That work \ claims for the unemployed may be cashed without .delay, members of the Board' of Supervisors will meet on Friday each week as well na on, Monday, It was announced today. Tho'board will meet on Friday simply to sign work claims, though other emergency business may .be transacted- at the option of the super visors, .'•'.'"' Supervisors Picking: Prospective Jurors The.Board'of Supervisors Is select- Ing names of 760 prospective trial jurors for Jury service during this year in the Superior Courts., Each supervisor select* his assigned number of the total. The Usta are then submitted to the sheriff'H office for service as the jurors are needed. —i +.»',, WASCO CHILD DIKS Anthony Albert Tinman, eon of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tinman,' Wasco ranchers, died today at a Bakersfleld hospital. * The child was elx months of age. He leaves-seven .brothers and ulsters,' William',- Francis, Leonard,' lEmmu, Mary, Helen -and Margaret, and an uncle, Leo Tinman, ' of\ of. Wasco, in addition ''to the parent*. .The body Is at thp Do,ughty-C/ilho,un- Q'Meara phapsl.' , Pundral,' arrangements have not been completed/ Lillian Brinkman Back From Annual Conference of Extension Service Improved practices In domestic economy to- assist rural housewives In meeting their economic problems will be' stressed here during the year, Miss Lillian Brinkman, home .demonstration agent, said today after returning from the annual conference of extension workers held In Berkeley last week Attention will be given to the problems of providing adequately the needs of rural families on low finances, the preservation of surplus foods, proper dletry, and utilization of dairy products. Many rural women are solving their nutrition problems; in a.measure by raising vegetables in home gardens, Miss Brinkman said.' "Looking ahead to the next generation, the homcmaker Is not overlooking her obligation in tho child development program, since she Is responsible for the physical, mental, emotional and'social'development of her child," Miss Brinkman said. "Child development Is being incorporated In all 1933 county furm home department programs In California; parents are constantly confronted with new situations requiring educational guidance on their part. Child development is not, .nor can It be taught.as a single subject,, but. Is '"integrated ,>Ylth 'the nutritional, clothing, recreational and home furnishing program. "Tho .whole program of 1933 might well be called a "Llvc-at-Home Program"—making the most bf what'we have. It Is said that 'man' Is really well off, if he has .health anU' creates about him a severe and happy atmosphere In which .to live. "Such a program Is the aim of the extension service In co-pperatlon with the Farm Bureau," she concluded. •-"' , • *>' * —•, , WORKS SINGLE-HANDED tnows Location of Secret Water Holes Found by Shoshone Indians VfOJAVE desert ajid Death valley -»•*• residents are after a Carnegie nedal for one of their moat popu- ar and heroic characters, "Dad" Fairbanks, who has saved upward of 50 persons from death 'on the desert, but they aren't yet sure whether they can pursuade him to accept the gift. Dad Fairbanks makes' his home n Baker, In the 'hot Mojavo desert, where the Death valley road and the Arrowhead , trail join. For 76 years has lived on the frontier. He was born in a covered wagon on* :he trail where Payso'n, Utah, now is located.' He'would much prefer to wander In the Funeral and Panamlnt mountains than to ride 1 oiv boulevards. Saves Many "No one knows exactly how many jeoplo Fairbanks has saved from death," one resident said. "Chalfant's History: of Death Valley' says tfio number reached GO In 1925, but Dad does not make the claim. ."He places the number at 42, and divides them, 22 . alive, 15 bodies wrought out, and five burled oh the floor of. Death valley. But he admits he has not kept a careful count. "Dad Fairbanks .knows Death valley better than any man who has ever lived there, not excepting •'Death Valley Scotty.' Friend of Indians "He has the confidence of 250 Shoshone Indians. They have told him the jtrlbnl secrets, and Fairbanks never will revenl them. He has promised the Indians he never will reveal the location of their secret water holes as long as there are any of the Shoshone tribe left. In return, they have shown 1 him the'location of more thai 100 good water holes. "When the word gets around that someone Is lost on the 1 desert, Dud Is the man to see. He doesn't need an expedition. He'd rather go alone." Dad now operates a tourist camp and service . station at .Baker. T ASKED Y CONCERN OF KERN The railroad commission has . received an application from the Oil Fields Trucking Company of Bakersfield asking that it be granted a ier.- tlficate of- public convenience and necessity to operate an auto truck line for the transportation of p.etroleum and petroleum refined products between various points In California.', The. application is one of a. number of similar applications In which a ruling Is sought on the jurisdiction of the railroad commission over petroleum transporting concerns operating-on an "on call"-basis as compared with fixed and regular schedules^ • ....'' If the railroad commission rules that such operations are'those of common carriers, the.Oil Fields Trucking Company asks that It h.o granted a c*r- tlflcate of public convenience and necessity; If the ruling' Is otherwise the company asks, a dismissal of the application for a certificate. •—•— •* * *• ' ' Milen Dempster to Speak Here Tonight Mllen Dempster of, San Francisco will speak tonight ^nt the IDmerson School, under the auspices of the local Socialist party. His subject. will "be "Smothere'd ' In -Goods—A ' Socialist Looks at.Technocracy." TJhe public Is invited, and there ' Is . no admission charge. '. Dempster,-a former Stockton minister,: is. >. now organizer, 'for the San Francisco Socialist party. /He,comes to Bakersflelci on'a tour of the Sail Joaquin valley. Last November he first' entered politics by running for Congress In San Francisco, polling a large vote. ' Wednesday night he will speak on Technocracy at the Church of the Latter-day Saints, In 13ast. Bakersfield.' Wednesday noon he will discuss the same topic: before tha weekly luncheon meeting-of the Lions Club. OFFICERS KLECTKD TAFT, Jan. 9.— Blls, Palmliind was named president • of Taft Chapter No. 667, Women of the Moosu, at a special meeting held Saturday night In tho Legion hall. Mrs. B. C. Klrby was elected secretary and treasurer. Reports were given on the Christmas tree and a benefit card party planned for some future date. Johnanna Cook and Blanche Htnkle were hostesses. ' . ' • Elvira McMaln and Mrs, W. L. Wiggins will; entertain at Ihe next meeting. ' ' ' • .•'•"•' • Tp B^RCT, UEAPBR8\; ',,"'" 'Election of officers, und u,n addres by L. •' J. i Banks will be main evqnts when thp* Kern .County Rabbit Breed era Association mdeU in regular BOB /ilou. at 7:80, o'clock -.Tuesday night a the high school agriculture .building T-ho public^ lias been invited. 'Dad" Fairbanks Is Credited With Saving Lives of 50 Lost Travelers Folks and Facts * * * ' * * * Bits of Hotel Gossip . *.. * *:'*"* * Local Brevities .Mrs. A. B. Spreckles, prominent San Francisco society matron, . and several members of her party were guests at Hotel 131 Tejon last night, when they stopped In Bakersfleld. Goorge L. Stiles, a representative of the Buy Chemical Company, Incorporated, of New-Orleans, La., Is a guest at Hotel 151 Tejon'today, while In ,thls vicinity on business matters. Ho Is Hotel El Tejon's furthest-from-homo guest today. 'Among those registered at lintel El Tejon today Is FranJc Rice, of Sacramento, who is well-known here. He is associated with the department of agriculture for California, C. F. Setter, representing tho Setzer Box Company of Sacramento, is quartered at Hotel El Tejon, while here In tho Interests of, tho firm which bears, his name. . J. M. Dulhle, state oil referee, is a Bakersfleld visitor from his Los Angeles . headquarters. He Is regls tored at Hotel Padre. Gus Pongatz, W. C: Tloacb and W C. Hlntzo, Los Angeles, Joined th| colony of oil men stopping at thi Padre today. Mrs. J. C. Harris and son of Blka Nov., are among out-of-state guests registered at the Padre. • P. A. Williams, Fresno cotton man is here conferring with local cottoi men. • • .- • - * »» Services Conducted for Sarah I. Gilpin Funeral rites were conducted at the* RoHfldale cemetery In Los Angeles to day for Miss Sarah Isabella Gllpln, 84 aunt of Dr. K..O. Doupe of Tehachapl She died Saturday morning at the physician's home. Fllcklnger chape supervised the rights In Los Angeles CARD Off THANKS We wish' to express our appreclatlor for the many ucts of kindness and tho beautiful ' floral offerings during our recent bereavement. Particularly do we wish to thank members of the Bakersfield Lodge, No. 224, F. & A M;, members o fthe-Barbera' Local No 874, and the Frank 'S. Reynolds post American Legion. • ' (Slgiwd) ' •'•..>". MRS. LOU ELLA WALKER. x MOTHER WALKEU. :. . . • '• ,, -;.'' - ««• ''. 'j ':/' . ,.-. ' • 8U8IE M AXE V PIES Mrs. Susie Maxey, 50, colored, dlei Sunday at a local liospltul. Sho leave a 'husband, Charles, and a eon, Clay ton.^ resident*. %on CoUonwood road The body is at the. Ppughty-Galli'oun O'Meara'ch'apol, Governor Announces , 1933 Legislature to Take Definite Stand BOARD FAILS TO CUT NUMBER AT SHERIFF'S OFFICE Two Seek Right to Sell Wines, Beer in County .<*> John ParentI und ,•>••• ftwltstr •ant In written •ppllcetlons today to the Veerd of Supervisors for permits to 'sell light wlnee and beer In Kern county'. The beard accepted the application! without comment and ordered them filed. .Before the laat preildentlal election 'two or three similar applications were filed with the board. KERN MAN HURT INTRIPLE One Vehicle Hits Another; .Latter Is Forced Into Third Machine Frank Reltz, 32, of 2820 I-nko street, Bakcrsfleld* was slightly Injured Saturday night, when his automobile crashed into, a second machine, and :ho second' vehicle tangled with a third motor vehicle,,on Nllcs street at the intersection of Ash avenue, throo miles east of BiiU'erflfleld. Alton Newton, 27, of Route 3, Box , Bakersfleld, driver of machine No. 2, wan not hurt, and there was no one occupying car No, 3. neltz WHS treated for hi* cuts and bruises at Kern General Hospital and returned to his homo. Traffic officials said that Newton was about .to turn Into Ash avenue from Nlles street, when Reltz' automobile struck from tho rear, forcing Newton's machine to strike a third machine, parked alongside of - the highway. ' . STATEURS Captain Gnlyen und Trio of Men in North to,Check Ajiy Disorders Traffic officers from throughout the state are being mustered In Sacramento to protect slate property from possible damage at th« hands of "hunger marchers" who are encamped m the .capital city, it was indicated today when Captain Roy dnlyen and Officers Ken Ward, ; Paul McCune and Jim Lane of tho California Highway Patrol were rushed north at the orders of Raymond Cato, highway patro chief. Tho four Bakornfloia highway officers will bo In Sncruinenta for about a week, headquarters' here reported Thus far, It Is said, the "hunger marchers" have not molested state property at Sacramento, or threatened any particular typo of disorder but Chief Cato Intends to employ an ounce of prevention in preference to the proverbial pound of cure, and Insure order In tho capltol city while the ragged visitors entreat the Legislature to give them Immediate financial assistance at the rate of fGO ouch and also provide them with unemployment Insurance. BnkerHfield had a view of ,the "hunger marchers" last week. They hel( a meeting here and stayed for one night. 41 Dogs Killed by Poison in December Forty-one dogs were found poisoned during December, according to Pound- master N. E. Wilson, who reported today to City Manager W. D, Clarke. In ull, 84 dogs were found dead, while '130 were picked up alive, eight ol which were placed In homes und 104 were destroyed. Twenty-seven cats were picked up alive, four were found dead, and 23 of the living ones were placed -In homes. Miscellaneous animals and fowls picked up during the month numbered eight. Fire Destroys Home of R. A._Smith, Taft TAFT, Jan. 9.—Fire completely de stroyed the.home of R. A. Smith and family at 708 Buchanan street Saturday night, while they were attending a moving picture show In Taft Smith Is an employe of the Southern California dan Company. •A half hour after the Smiths departed from their .home the dwelling burst into flames. CLUB HAS MKKTINQ TAFT, Jan. 9.— Members of the Mis- sourl Club met recently at the home of' Mrs, Jewel Cooper for an all-day session, with a potluclc luncheon ai noon.' The members worked on a quilt, for tho hostess. .Those attending were ,. Mosdames Cecil Parrent and son, Gene; George Rdwards, Agnes Bailey, Florence Gregory and, B.OJI, Kenneth; Opal Beus Ida Eteslckf Amu Faiighn, ausun Grimes, Gertrude Turner and daughter, Edith Grimes; Claud Klllatt, Emma Lowe, Bertha Myers,. Messrs. Due Myers, Len Dlzlor, and tho liosteaa. AFTER 10 years of investigation •**• and several false starts, the fate of California's co-ordinated water development program rests with the 1933 state Legislature, according to a radio address delivered from the state department of agriculture studios by Governor ttolpli ind arranged for by former Assemblyman Robert L. Patterson of Kern and P. D. Nowell, Tularo attorney, 'eadlng advocates of the water plan. Definite measures launching the state upon construction of the first unit of the program—the '$160,000,000 system known as the great central valley project—Is ready for Introduction by Senator Bradford S. Crltten- den of Stockton. It Is the'central valley project which will bring tho surplus waters of the Sacramento valley to Tulare and Kern county's thirsty acreage. Outlines Proposal In his radio address, Governor Rolph outlined .the salient features of the proposed constitutional amendment as follows: .1. It. requires that water projects supported by the state must be self- sustaining and self-liquidating. 2. No area can be deprived of any water required for its ultimate development. '• 3. No contract onn bo backed by the state until It has been approved by a vote of the people. ' 4. Before any bonds are sold or construction started, tho project Involved must first be financed by contracts for the sale of water and power supplied to it. "This water problem has become, not alone a matter of preparing for the continued Inevitable growth of California which will surely tax our entire available water - resources, but also of preserving in somo> Important areas, the development already attained. Project Probed He pointed out that throe federal agencies, Including a, congressional committee, n. committee from the United. States Senate, and , tho board of army engineers for rivers and harbors, had been In California during tho last year to Investigate the Sacramento-San Joaquin water . prqject. "They rightly emphasized,",ho said, "that California must agree< : upon -Its own plan and enact necessary legislation before'action can be expected from tho federal government. I have no doubt that as a result of those visits, this state will receive sympa thetlo . and generous consideration from Congress when It presents a definite • plan upon which tho whole state Is agreed.',' • 114AM MONTHHFICIALS Police arrested 114 persons during December, according to the regular monthly summary authored by Chtel of Police'Font Webster, and presented to City Manager W..D. Clarke. Those who felt the'hand of tha law on their shoulder Included 24 drunk ard», 31 vagrants, 18 petty thieves, 12 gamblers, arid'others 'accused of a score of other typos of offenses against society. There were 80 local complaints filed during December. Twelve of them were for grand theft, 30 for petty theft, .13 for burglary und 5 for robbery. During tho month there wore 20 recoveries of stolen property made by police,. Including 11 properties Included in tho grand theft complaints, eight for petty theft, and one for burglary. One hundred and eight 'persons were cited for violating traffic ordinances, 30 offenses being against tha Callfronla vehicle act and the other 73 against city ordinances. . Soven teen persons were taken to hospitals during tho month' In police ambulances. Discharge of Drivers Asked, , by Charles Wimmer, New \ Kern Supervisor . SECOND MOTION BEATEN -e* Montgomery Winner Kern Rifle Contest C. A. Montgomery won the Bakersfield Hardware -Company trophy for winning first place In the 200-yan 22-callber rifle shoot of the Bakersfield Rifle, Club at its range Sunday 15. Ambrosia won the class B trophy Mr. Montgomery's score was 186 ou of a possible 200, The Bakersfleld Cnllfornlan trophj for the 300-ynrd 22-callber shoot was won by Leonard Mattly with tho exceptionally fine score of 94 out o: 100, Mr. Klrkman won the .class B trophy In this event. ""'"" Effort to Eliminate County Fund for Ray Bailey and Walser Defeated E LIMINATION of drivers for sti.er- Iff 'a office oars and elimination of revolving funds for the sheriff's, office and district attorney were wo motions made today at tha board meeting by the new member of the board, Supervisor Charles Wlmmer. The two motions were ost for want of a second. Supervisor Wlmmer moved that three deputy sheriffs who work as drivers >e removed. Their monthly . salaries total $614. "Discontinue this service. and let the sheriff's men drive their own cars;" Supervisor Wlmmer said. "With three deputy sheriffs ... required by law as bailiffs of the court and the others needed for jailers, day and night, the sheriff's office has only two men to patrol this entire huge county,"' Chairman Perry Brlte said In demurring to thetsuggestlon. * Rlik Too Great 'Tho law," he continued, "says that these men shall work only eight hours a day. They can't work day ' and night. • We tried getting along without drivers before and It didn't work. Tou mn't send one man out at night after its day's work to make arrests and then drive in his prisoners. The risk is too great." "Wo tried It once," Supervisor Abel remarked, "and the wear and tear on the oafs driven wide open by deputy sheriff s on their emergency calls was too expensive." "All the counties tried It out and It didn't work," the chairman continued. There WBH no second to tho motion. Immediately thereafter Supervisor Wlmmer made the motion that the. special investigators of the sheriffs- office and the district attorney's office be .fired and .that .the revolving funds of these two offices be eliminated, and the money returned to the general fund.' ' State Control • "Wo have no control over these funds under law," Chairman Brlte asserted. "These two offices can spend almost any amount of money to enforce the law, or to meet emergency. 1 As to the special Investigators, the Cattlemens' 'Association and the oil companies want the sheriff's office to put -on two more." This motion, too, was lost for a second. Sam White, editor of the Union Labor Journal here, appeared before the board heading a committee to protest ' the dally wage of $1 paid to a' man posted to prevent motorists from driving over levees near the site; of the new bridge construction. Supervisor ,Abel said the county was allowing men In the county to -work for food being supplied them by the county. .-.' • Chairman Brlte said the county must exercise strict economy In spending Its $126,000 for relief /work, with more than 3000 men needing jobs. SEALER OF WEIGHTS L. M. Sands, sealer of weights and ' measures for the county, has submitted the following report concerning his activities during December, to' the Board of Supervisors: Places of business visited, 109; scales Inspected and sealed, 75; scales corrected and sealed, 25; scales condemned, 4; weights sealed, 484; weights condemned and confiscated, 5; measuring pumps sealed, 76; measuring pumps corrected, S; liquid measures sealed, 46; liquid measures condemned and confiscated, 3; grease guns sealed, 29; grease guns corrected, 2; tank trucks calibrated, 8; certificates Issued to gasoline stations, 9; packagex, dry commodities, correct weight, 1090; packages, dry commodities, light weight, 20; packages, bread, heavy, GOO; complaints on oil substitution Investigated, 2; cases settled out of court, 1; and six months suspended sentence, 1. Future Plans Topic at Business Session TAPT, Jan. 9. — The board of directors of the West Side Business Men's Club met last week with President Frank A. Bauman presiding, at which time many plans for the future were discussed, The following standing committees were named: .Program, Gall ICrisher, Frank A. Bauman, James -A. Joyce, R. Paul Hale And Warren Burgess; reception, Nick Kltchak, F. W. Peek and K, F. Casey;, finance, Harry A, Hopkins; publicity, Walter M. Keene, H. a. Arndt, H. E, Westgats; civic, Ralph McCJray, Clarence A. Williams, Fred Agen; ways und means, O. A, Kbmmers, Raymond Gray, W. L. Ad- klsson, , and membership, J. I. McKean, Louis Dopyera and B. Rtntoul. POLICE COURT FINES Law offeiidero eorlnhod tho Bukers- fleld city treasury by 1307.60 during December, according to Police Judge John W. Prye, who issued a report today of Ills court's activities ilurlns, tho last month of 1938 Charles I. Drennan , Is Taken by Death * i diaries Ira Drennan, li-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira B. Drennun of Olldalo, died Sunday at a local hospital. The baby, in addition to the parents, also leaves grandparents, Mr, and Mrs. C, I, Drennan of Oildale, and two uncles and an aunt, Harry and Lloyd Drennan and MTK. Pearl Lane. The body is at the Payne & Son chapel; where funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday at > p. m., with the Vtev. Frank 0. Belden. officiating. Interment will be in tho perpetual care section of Union com-, etery. Julian Morel Mass Is Celebrated fe Here l } 1 -f i Mass was celebrnted'^wday at Joseph's church fpr Julian Morel, who died Thursday. Interment in Union cemetery under direct I the Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara "*• Pallbearers were Frank Hanibaud, J; L. Dlllard, lard, Jean Phillip, John 1'oto Alexander. St.' 77 ( J- , «!" ' 'I ;," ' , v „••£, •'v// -'/'•''•* ,/,•-,'"„•',' ';'" ^ ; '-'" ( •/,' -•"•-* ''-"-•- ' "'./, KJM'ifil^^ /•,. <*^v^;v,',:V>" I.*.* ''/:-''• '-' '. ^t K" *"., ,-," * ,.
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