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.1 DEMOCRATS OF VALLEY CONSOLIDATE FORCES W. K. .*' # .# Marketing Agreements With Grape Men Canceled by State Organization Head of California 'Association Einployes of Gity Looming OF DISCUSS WINE DEMANDS Larger Market for Crushed >)Fruit Is Anticipated by Industrial Leaders ' •FLECTION of W. K. Lee of Lerdo, •" leading Kern county vinyardist, to.the presidency of the.California Vineyardists Association was a highlight of the organization's annual business meeting in Fresno Monday, according to press dispatches to The Bakersfleld Californian today.- Y • ' Indication that tho growers look to the crushing of grapes as an outlet for the fresh grape production of California during the next season was forthcoming also, when the association directors cancelled all existing marketing contracts with growers and shipping agencies. Other Officers Bresldent-elect Lee succeeds Burton A. Towne of Lodl, president since the organization of. the association In 1927. Other officers elected were Louis de Martini of Concord, vice- president; Albert Haentze, San Jose, secretary; Dr. T. H. Slice, Napa, treasurer, and Stephen Rlolo, Rose- vllle, member of the executive committee with the above-named officers. The directors confirmed the appointment of H. W. Wrlghtson of Fresno, formerly secretary of the association, as manager to .succeed Donald D. Conn, who resigned last fall to devote his entire,attention to Fruit In- dustrlesy Ltd/! '*• , TThei^ • also elected L. H.' Gpdt'of San Franplsco as assistant FLEET STORE RAIDER SENT TO KERN BASTILE, 30 DAYS L UIS CORTEZ, rapid-fire shoplifter who was captured Monday only aftir a bullet from a police officer'! gun had whliitd over hit head, want to Jail for 30 days today after pleading guilty to p,»tty theft In Police Court. ' • Cortez, Officer Jim Brady told the court, stepped Into a grocery store and atble a can of tardlnef, stepped Into another and went out with some other small articles and looked In on the I. Rubln'store to' the tune of a leather Jacket. He was captured as he came out with the coat. ' - • ' ' "I'm supporting a big. family," he pleaded in court. '"They live In Phoenix, Ariz." GERMANY TO BE SPEAp TOPIC Political Crisis Subject of Van Ewert for Masonic Temple Meeting VALUE OF Harvests Greater but Price Paid Growers Less Than During Year of 1930 ',••;, Fees-Retained In'making the announcement of tho reorganization,^Wrlghtson said that the' association Is not cancelling Its membership contracts with, growers throughout the state, but Is canceling its jnark'.etliig agreements by which growers agreed to sell through Its agencies and to-pay marketing fees. The membership 'fee of $1 a year per member Is retained. "TJiere Jias been a definite tendency toward]tho.reorganization of the fresh grape shipping industry of California as,a result-of the'operations of the - 1932. season;"" Wrlghtson • said. "In view of the reorganization, and in view of the fact that many shippers are not yet certain whether, they.will operate In 1933, or If they do operate tp.^writ extent their operations will be"'carried on; and also In view of tho fact that there will probably be an increased demand for grapes for crushing at the wineries • In the coming season, the C. V. A. has decided to cancel Its marketing agreements with Its members, as .well as those with shipping agencies. To Withhold Plans - ' . "Under this plan we will await developments of the 1933 season, In readiness to be of assistance to the grape growers of the state when tho nltuaUon within tho Industry shall have clarified Itself to the point where we can again offer a definite and constructive program. "For the time being we shall retain ' only our grower membership, on a basis of $1 per year, and carry on .the best Interests of the growers in the steps looking toward modification of the .Volstead act and the repeal of the Eighteenth amendment. The membership fee will provide for the representation of the growers at Washington. In their Interests, as the discussion of repeal progresses, and will enable us to be in position to protect the growers from a return to the days before prohibition when wineries established their own prices for growers^ grapes. '*"It may be that later this year we will offer n new marketing agreement to ouij growers, covering sales either for shipment or. for crushing. That Is yet to bo worked.out. " Need Remains. "I have been Impressed, particularly In those sections where the growing of wine grapes predominates, with the demand for' the continuation of the C. V. A. as a functioning organization In the grape Industry. As the situation now stands, the C. V. A. 'tactile 'only association at present in a position to offer, assistance to the grower 'in connection with all the various phases of the marketing of hltr crop. "The membership of the C. V. A. will remain on the original basis of the .annual payment of $1 per year dues until such time, as the Industry f dtff Icultles, clarify themselves, partlo- t, ularly as to the prohibition situation. ' When necessary,: new agreements will be presented to the membership in order to. guard their Interests aa growers in" any development of the wine manufacturing lndustry."\ Facrn Experts Will ( Speak at Rib Bravo H. T. Strong, assistant farm adviser, and J. 3. Deuel, of the State Farm Bureau, will speak during a meeting of tho Rio Bravo Farm Cen,ter schedule^ for Thursday evening, January 12, .in.tho Rio Bravo scliool- houxp. •' The Bakersfleld Junior College will offer u. play as an 'ontertalnmont.feR- ture of the program, oouprdlng to J. IS. Haag, director. Mrs. porpthy Nichols will be In charge, of "The Political Crisis In Germany" will be the subject of William Van Ewert of the local junior college faculty In an address at the Masonic temple Thursday evening at 8 o.'clock. Music will be furnished, Instrumental and vocal, by a group of young people, the Misses Virginia Smythe, Juanlta Kay, . Elizabeth Behan, Edna Overton, Frances Overton, LaVerne Edwards, Chester Phillips and Clayton Edwards. •. Public Series; , While not a Masonic lecture, this is the third of a series of talks sponsored by the Masonic lodges of' Bak- ersflold for the public. They are free, and all Interested persons are being cordially bidden.. • Mr. Ewert Is a speaker of reputation and an authority on his subject. The program will open with a banjo duet and Hawaiian and Spanish guitar numbers by Clayton and LaVerne Edwards of the Phillips School of Music; Mr. Ewert's talk will, be followed by vocal and Instrumental numbers. , The series opened In November with an address • by George C. Ingelow. Miss Grace Bird spoke in December ion "California Higher Education, Money-and You." To Speak .Again On January 27 Mr. Ingelow will be heard again, a/id'other speakers of the year will be, Guy Jaggard, whose topic Is "American Political Foibles;"' George Sagen, who will speak on "Seeing the World Through the Physicist's ^yes;" Mark F. Wllcox, whose subject Is "Tour Son's Career;" and Mr. Ewert, who will conclude tho series March 24, with si" talk on "Prohibition as n Campaign Issue." Eleventh anniversary of the death of A. J. Ludden, former principal of Kern County Union High School, was observed with fitting ceremony this morning at Ludden hall, so named after the popular educator. Mr. Ludden was fatally Injured In an automobile accident 11 years ago today. The services were conducted by the Big B . Society. Mrs. Helen Craig, school librarian, and Paul Vander- Elke, vice-principal, both of whom were personal friends of Mr. Ludden and served with him as members of the high school staff of more than a decade ago, and Homer Beatty. president of the high school letter-men, gave brief, appreciations. Others present wore H. A. Spindt, D. Tit. Griffith, J. B. HaralRon and J. IB. Lmistalot, Bob Morelli, Ralph Quails smd noger Blanc, officers of the Big B Society, and other members of the letter club. i »•••* Articles Are Filed by Funeral Parlor Articles of Incorporation for the Bakersfield Funeral Homo have been filed here authorizing a capitalization of $50,000 with 2000 shares at $25 each. The following are named directors: A. J. Hendricks and Mamie Hendrlcks of this city, and Alfreda Edmondson, of Independence. From 1930 to the current agricultural haryest, Kern county's crops have declined In value by $5,049,516, according to crop estimate totals supplied each year by L. A. Burtch, agricultural commissioner. This decline Is not due .o decrease In the volume of the crops, 'or this year the volume exceeded :hat of all other years, but the decline Is due simply to a decrease In prices paid for crops. For the year of 1930, Mr. Burtch estimated the value of all .Kern county agricultural crops • at $13,581,158. In 1932 this, total dropped to $11,314,731 This year the total, for'a greater crop production by volume, dropped to $8,783,098. During tho year of 1930 the total agricultural acreage was listed at 173, 242. During 1931 It totaled 171,649 acres and for tho year Just ended the total was 188,047. Despite lean years, agriculture, with a hardihood nothing daunted, has persisted. Agricultural experts say the decline In prices for other, commodities has lagged far behind the decline In agricultural prices. Next year a general Increase In cotton acreage here and In the valley has been predicted, for though cotton prices may be low they do return cash. «»* Folks and Facts * * * Bits of Hotel Gossip * * * * * * Local Brevities R. V. Wodd and J. D. Merriweathcr, state department of , agriculture iit- taches, are registered at Hotel Padro while In this district on state business. Among bay district business men visiting In this city Is E. W. Studt- muller, vice-president of AVellman Peck Company, pioneer wholesale firm. O. Fredrlckson, executive of the firm which holds the contract for construction of Kern River bridge, Is here Inspecting progress made on .the project. He Is stopping at the Padro F. J. Parsons and J. A. Jackson of the Shell Oil Company, from Los Angelea, are guests at Hotel El Tejon. Representing the Western Union Company, .of San Francisco, J. W. Dodgo Is here today on a business mission, and Is a guest at Hotel El Tejon. Union OH Company of Los Angeles sent R. W. Mllford to BaUersficld today on business and he Is quartered at Hotel El Tejon. Rabbit Raisers to Meet Here Tonight The Kern County Rabbit Breeders' Association has announced a meet- Ing for this evening at 7:30 o'clock In- the agricultural building of the local high school,' L. J. Banks, agricultural instructor here will speak on concentrated feeding. The general public Is Invited to attend the meeting. TO STUDY SCOUTING TAPT, Jan. 10.—E. J. Cuthbertson, principal of . the Lincoln School and commissioner of the Cub Scouts on the West Side, is making an effort to arrange study periods of boys In the sixth grades who are interested In Cub Scouting, so one period a week may be given to scouting, Ford Motor Company of Long Boacl: is represented in Kern today by E. ,R Chrlsmaii, a guest at Hotel El Tejon. Insurance Board to Hold Session Friday William Welsh of Pasadena,' member of tho executive board of the State Association of Insurance Agdnts will be guest speaker.when members of the Bakersfleld Insurance Board hold a special dinner meeting Friday night at 6:80 o'clock at Hotel Padre. "Methods of Handling Insurance' will be his topic for discussion, members of the local board said,today, as they made arrangements for the special meeting. Reservations for the session—mos Important one for the board In months—may be made through Becre tary Leslie Robinson. The guest speaker Is a son of Attor ney and Mrs. Frederick Welsh of Bak ersfleld. POSTPONE MEETING Mark Frasor, director of the Wasc Farm Center, announces a postpone inont of tho regular meeting unt Monday evening, January 16. Th regular meeting hereafter gf Wasc center will be on the third Monday o ouch month. Ordinance Ordered; 1 Councilmen and Other Department Heads to Avoid Salary Slashes 'IX members oO, the Bakersfield Oity Council last night voted In avor of drawing up an ordinance o effect a drastic cut In the city's nnual pay roll of approximately 360,000 annual pay roll. Councilman Ray I. Walters was the only member of the legislative group who refused to countenance the ropose,d pay cut. The cut, if car- led to, Completion, will reduce the ay of city employes approximately 7 per cent, Including a voluntary 10 icr cent wage slash suggested by the nunlclpal workers several months ago. The proponed pay cut Is general .nd not graduated, and does not In- lude all city, employes. Some 'of horn, Including the chief of police nd the chief of tho fire department, re not Included In the proposed wage eduction, and members of the coun- 11 did not Include themselves In tho iay cut program. Salariei to Be Alike Under the scheduled reduction program, all city department heads will ucelve the same -salary. 'Councilman Elmer Martin made the motion authorizing City Attorney Waler Osborn to«draw up the new ordinance dealing with salary cuts and It wns seconded by F. S. Benson. , Several months ago the city em- ployes took a straight 10 per cent pay cut, and the council ordered each worker to take a fortnight vacation vlthout pay In addition to a two-Week rest on salary, and those two economies reduced the city pay roll approximately |4l,000. File Petition The pay cut plan was Inaugurated ast night before members of a committee from the Taxpayers Protective League, consisting of Fred L. Gribble, W. H. Cooley and Henry Eissler, could present a petition asking for a straight 25 per cent cut In the pay roll and all other costs of operating he municipal government. , Upon receipt of the petition, however, Mayor Harry Headen appointed a council committee to meet with the eague's committee, and tho session will bo held tonight at the city hall. During the council meeting last night, B. L. Hougham was reappolnt- ed a member of the civil service com mission, and Tom Kllpsteln, who was appointed to serve the unexplred term of Police. Commissioner Leo G. Pauly, who resigned, was reappotnted to the post. Both terms are for two years. Action Withheld A move Inaugurated last week to 'orce the Issue last night on the gar>age problem fell through when the council, by a 3-3 vote, failed to withdraw from negotiations with hotel and restaurant men here, who have complained that tho proposed ordinance would affect them in an unjust manner. As a result, members of tho council will hold at least one more meeting with Attorney James Petrlnl representative of the hotel and restaurant men, and the difficulties may be Ironed out within the next few days. . I Percy Atwood, who resides on Dracena street, wrote a lefler to the council protesting payment of a garbage collection feo. "I'm out of work and have lots of time to carry away my own garbage," he wrote. The letter was placed on file. Leaders to Work for Election of Governor DuringNext Campaign New Financial Report Given to Board of Trustees by Principal Spindt SHOWS 20 PER CENT CUT COMMERCE LEADERS TO GATHER T( IT Directors of Kern County Chambei of, Commerce will hold their .firs meeting of the new yean. In Magunden community hall this evening. Dinner will be served by women o the community. A number of clvi< leaders of tho district have been In- vlted to attend the.session. Tho meeting marks renewal of the directorate's former policy of holding Itn monthly business sessions In the various communities of the county. Reductions of Maintenance Expense, Capital Outlay Are Responsible ASHES in maintenance ' costs and capital outlay which may result in a 20 per cent reduction n cost per student at Kern County Union High School by the end. of .he current year, aa compared to expenditures in 1930-31, were revealed in the financial report made jy H. A. Spindt, principal, to members of the high school board of trusses in session last night. Capital outlay, for new buildings, alterations, ground Improvements and other work shrank from $112,300 In 1930-31 to $24,403 In 1931-32, and still 'urther to $^22,194 in the current year, .he report showed. Maintenance costs, with teachers' salaries as their largest tern, were cut successively over the three-year period from $288,997 to $283,520 and to $260,995 for 1932-33. Enrollment Grows These reductions In district costs were achieved In the face of a steadllj growing enrollment, according to Mr Spindt. School records show that, as against 3027 students enrolled in Kern County Union High School in. 1930-31 there was an enrollment of 3433 tho year later and / 3593 this semester This, of course, ( Includes the Shatter and McFarland branches. Registration at the Bakersfleld plant at pres ent'ls 8338 students. The material reduction in expend! ture.8 tr,oin^JO»r -to. year, : 'taken int> consideration??! th. the marked lncreus< In enrollment, . shows a corislderabl' cut in actual cost of education po student. . , Among other Items of business to come before the board last night were two requests for the use of school rooms by local organizations, both be Ing granted. R. W. Henderson, Bakersfield at torneyi requested, use of a room for t c!nHK In modern scientific socialist! under auspices of the Rand School o Social- Science,' the class to be con ducted at no expense to the K: C. U H. S. district. The room was granted under, requirements of the civic cen ter law with .reference to use of schoo facilities by outside organizations. Petition Granted Petition by Sam White, representing the Bakersfleld Labor Council, for the use of the high school auditorium n connection with the appearance of a lecturer here, was granted on the understanding that In case of a conflic of datus, school activities would bo given preference. Tho board voted to ask for a 10 per cent cut on valuation of the scnoo buildings for purposes of Insurance and also for a cut on the valuation of contents of the buildings after a checl of this equipment and Its condition llnd been completed. J. T. Wlngato of Bakersfield, ropre senttng tho T. V. Allen Company, Los Angeles, was awarded the order fo graduation diplomas on a bid of $1.1 each. A highly complimentary report on the Mcffarland High .School by Docto: Washburn, of the University of Call fornla, who visited the McFarland branch recently as state examiner was passed on to the board through a letter from E. P. Janes, principal o tho McFarland school. Auto Truck Permit Sought by Concern Andrews & Son of Bakersf teli have applied to the railroad com mlRHton for a certificate of public con venlenoe and necessity to operate an auto trucking service as a common carrier between Bakersfield and Lo Angeles and Bakcrnfleld and San Francisco. Disabled Veterans Favor "Buy American" Campaign /COMMENDATION of "Buy AmeM- * can" campaign and urgent appeal to tho citizens of Kern county to heed the slogan to the letter Is contained In a resolution unanimously adopted here last night by Bernard M. Munzer Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans .of the World War. More than a hundred .chapter and auxiliary members from all parts of the county were In attendance at the meeting In Legion hall and enjoyed a chicken supper prepared by the auxiliary. Th« chapter's "Buy American" resolution Is as follows: "Whereas, the unemployment situation IH, and has been, acute and hundreds of thousands of American citizens are out'of employment and unable to secure employment; and "Whereas, manufacturing establishments, stores and other employers are still reducing wages and reducing em- ployes; and "Whereaw, tho markets of this nation are flooded with foreign-made goods produced by cheap.labor and under conditions that would not, be tolerated In this nation, and wltli which this nation cannot compete eco nominally; and "Whereas, the unemployment sltua tlon and the present economic dlstres would be relieved by the producin and marketing of American-mad products; and "Whereas, foreign nations are, an have been advocating that their clt! lens purchase only goods made b their respective nations, thus closln foreign markets to American-mad products, now therefore '•'Be It resolved by the Bernard Munier Chapter No. 20 of the DIs n bled American Veterans, of the Wor] War, that all citizen* of this natio be urged to demand and buy onl goods made in America, and "Be It further resolved, that It b called to the attention of all citizen of this nation that 'what Amerlc makes, makes America,' and "Be it further resolved, that th Honorable William Randolph Hears bo notified of tho commendation o the members of this organization fo his -nation-wide campaign tp Iniprnn .the necessity of our people to 'bu American'." 45 Are Evicted for Failure to Work for Food Forty-flve "guests" at the Kern county work oamp, who refused to pay for their food and shelter through labor, "took up their beds and walked" today, when Superintendent Hal Qrlffls and Assistant Chief of Police A. Thompson ordered them out of the, camp and Kern county. The evicted 45 Included 12 ne- groes. AM of them were unruly members of the guest list nt the camp, which numbers approximately 200 now, and forgot the terse ultimatum declared recently by Superintendent Qrlffls, who said, "No work—no eatl" Those evicted will not be allowed to stay In Kern county. FOR CAR PLA1ES Application Must Be Filed Not Later Than Jan. 15 to Avoid Arrest It will be Illegal to operate a motor vehicle In California after Sunday, January 15, unless the owner has made application for 1933 license plates. This was tho ultimatum given all Kern motorists today by Runnel Bevans, registrar of tho department of motor vehicles. Bovans said the department had no alternative .but to enforce the law.' ' Bovans also called the attention of motorists to tho fact that a double license fee Is required by law from all who fall to-secure new plates before January 31. For tho motorist who would avoid a penally equal to tho amount of his feo, two ways are open. He may either go direct to any branch of the department or he may forward his application by mall direct to the main office at Sacramento. Of the two methods, Bevans said the mall order plan Is the easiest, and simplest. • i ' In either case the certificate of registration or "white slip" and the amount of tho feoi are required. Motorists remitting their fee by mal were advised to send certified checks postal money orders or bank drafts to avoid the use df currency. The present address and county 01 residence should appear on the cortt< ficate o'f,registration turned In for re newal. "Do not delay If you would avoid payment of a penalty and possible arrest and Inconvenience," Bevans urged. TOBE TAUGHT THIS MONTH Dressmaking schools will be held In different farm home departments o the county this month and next, according to plans announced at the Farm Bureau office today. Miss Lillian Brlnkman, home demonstration agent, will show and ex plain the new fabrics and styles and will give a personal analysis of line and color suitable to those who are planning garments either from new or old material. Mrs.-W. P. Nanco, chairman of _th< Arvln farm home department, 'announced a. meeting ut the home o: Mrs. Thomas Hill on Thursday, January 12, at which time plans for th< dressmaking school on February Z am 3 will be discussed. Mrs. A. L. Renfro, chairman of th RoHecalo department, announces n meeting for Friday, January 13, at thf homo of Mrs. K. M. Hassan, Fair haven, at. which time plans for tlv Rosedale meetings for January 26 and 27 will be formulated. Air Travel Ticket Services Extendec An International air reservatlo service was OBlabllslied January 9 making It possible to engage seats o planes of the Pan-American Airway system by telephoning the local West orn Union offices. Prospective travel ers on this air line now need only cal the telegraph company, and a messen Kor will deliver air transportation ex change orders covering reservations o travel accommodations to any point. During the four years since the al lines weru extended to South America the airways system has carried 166,00 passengers more than CO,000,000 miles Seventy-eight per cent of this traffl was business. Tourist air travel t Havana, Nassau, Jamaica, the Wes Indies and Mexico Is Increasing I volume. J UBILANT over victory at the the November election, leaders of the Democratic party and prominent regressive Republicans met last night at Fresno to celebrate Jackon day and form a San Joaquin ,'aTley Democratic central commit- oo to wold the seven central court- les of the state into a compact unit and prepare for the California gubernatorial battle next year, Qoorgo Hay, chairman of the Kern Bounty Democratic central committee, lounded tho keynote of the mooting when he declared to the 175 persons Bsemblod at Fresno, "Democrats of California must have tho good sense o get together, consolidate their orces and elect tho next governor of California." Applause greeted his statement. Unity Needed 'During the lean years of Democ- acy," he said, "many members of tho party moved to a pasture apparently creener, but they returned to the fold n November, and brought their children with them, and they must be welded Into a compact unit to Insure new administration In Sacramento when tho next gubernatorial election s conducted." Democratic central commltteemon 'rom the seven counties of Korn, Tu- are, Kings, Fresno, Stanislaus, Mer•ed and.' Madora, who were honored guests at tho meeting, met following he Jackson day banquet, and formed the San Joaquin -Valley Democratic entral Committee. There will bo 35 members of tho valley group and the number for each county will be based upon the vote cast In each county for Franklin D. Roosevelt during the November election. Korn probably will lave four or five and carry weight In councils of that committee. •» Everts Chairman O. L. Everts, veteran of many campaigns and a member of tho- state Democratic central committee, will head the new valley organization In its work Of swinging San Joaquin counties Into lino at the next gubernatorial election. Other central committee chairmen at the meeting, all of whom made brief speeches, were J, C. Irwln ol Kings,-a brother of Attorney Rowen Irwln of Bakersfleld; George J. Tschumy of Tularc, J. C. Cocanur of Merced, A. A. Fields of Stanislaus, M. O. Qnllaher of Fresno, and others Denver Church, congressman-elect of Fromio, delivered the principal address of the evening, and reminded those In attendance that the Democratic victory In November should be credited to Republicans as well as Democrats. Chairman Oallaher of Fresno county compared Andrew Jackson, founder of Democracy, with Franklin D. Roosevelt. "They arc alike In that they refused to be guided by vested Interests," he said. Kern Vote Swings O. L. Everts, chairman of tho meet- Ing, said that when . the reapportlon- ment was carried out In California, Kern county wa« gerrymandered Into a Republican district, but that It proved Itself a hotbed of Democracy and complimented Chairman Hay anl other members of the central committee here for their work during tho campaign. Among Kern men who attended the Jackson day celebration In Fresno, In addition to Chairman Hay, were James Egan, secretary of tho Kern County Democratic central committee; Charles E. Baor and John P. Brooke, members of the committee, and Pau Derkum and Charles P. Martin! DESERT LOOTED OF GOLD ORE CACHE Report Mojave Theft Netted Approximately $22,000 for "High Graders" POSSES SEEKING RAIDERS FLEET PLANE BY Addition of a fast Lockheed Vega passenger plane to the fleet of ships operated by Cardiff & Peacock A I Linos, pioneer BakerKfteld-owned sys tern, was announced today by offl clals of the lino, which operates be tween Bakersfleld, Taft and Lo» An geles and between Fresno and San Francisco. "Business not only warrants bu necessitates increasing our fleet o: passenger planes." Pilot Don Cardif: said In announcing the purchase "Particularly does the support Taf residents are giving our line to Lr» Angeles necessitate additional faclll UBS." Inclement weather had interrupted morning schedules Hnmnwhat but not greatly hindered afternoon flights, tho official said. A. A. Tillman Mass Will Be Wednesday Mass for Anthony Albert Tillman son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Tillman of Wasco, will be celebrated Wodnes day at 10 a. in. at St. Francis Churel In Bak«rsfleld, and Interment will h In Union cemetery under direction o the Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara chapel The child died Tuesday. NOTED WOMAN DIES nOCHRSTKR, N, Y., Jan. JO. (A. P.)—MlBS Kate OlottBon, 67, prominent Industrialist. and the first woman president of u national bunk In the country, died of pnvumonla. Farmer Passes at Home on Brundage Chozlro Uyotanl, 5S, native o Japan, resident of Kern county for 3>i years, and a farmer, died laut nigh at hl« home on Brunduge Lane. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Chlycno Uyo tanl. The body IH ul the Doughty Calhoun-O'Moaru. chapel. Other Burglaries Reported by Deputies of Kern; Probe Under Way P OSSES of deputy sheriffs poured out upon the Mojave desert today in search of 102 sacks of high- grade gold ore and nuggets valued at more than $22,000, stolen When 'high graders" raided the old Providence mine, 17 miles west of Fenner, according to a message to The Qakersfleld Callfornian. It was the biggest gold robbery on the Mojave desert-in many years, pioneers of tho Immense mining area declared. Although only discovered ate last night, the theft may have occurred a week ago, mine officials said, and If so the thieves have ob- :alned such a lead on ^authorities as to make their trail extremely dim.; A San Bernardino county posse Is concentrating Its search in the foothill areas surrounding the desert in the belief the "high graders" w|ll cache their loot and He low until the hunt has lessened In intensity. The uold was In the form of high grade ore and nugget», sacked and locked in a cabin at • n abandoned mine some distance from the main properties of the old Providence. The metal, how. ever, came from the rich pocket discovered In the Providence mine several weeks ago. While It Is the biggest Job of "high grading" reported In years It Is not the only one, Kern deputy sheriffs report. Thefts of. high "g'rudo ore 'Iu Kern mining areas have been Increasing apace with the deprewslon and the Influx of "shoestring" prospectors into the desert districts, authorities say.' TINY AIRPLANES SET .NEW New records for speed and endurance were set by tiny model airplanes entered .In recent test flights • conducted by the Bakersfleld .High' School Skyhawks Club, according to B. P. Van Leuven, adviser, who today announced the prize winners of the • meet. Eugene Myers, whose 12-Inch monoplane hurtled across the 100- foot span In three seconds, placed first, Herman Latta came second, and Donton Stockton, third. The tests were held on the loading platform of the Southern Pacific depot, and scores of persons gathered to watch the speedy miniature planes. All entries were of original design, the only specification being that a 13- Inch rubber motor, covered by a fuselage, must be used. The meet demonstrated tho fact, however, that the small planes necessitated by this motor were somewhat unstable and difficult to adjust for the speed needed to qualify, and many sad crack-ups resulted. Planes equipped with "prime-movers," an Intricate mechanism for hook- Ing several rubber motors onto one propeller, seemed to have a slight edge In the contest. All contestants who qualified planes except one used a prime mover having from one to six throws for separate motors. Myers' winning plane had a six- place device. Latta had a conventional single motor in his model, and Stockton a three-place mover. The ships were given five qualifying flights across the loading platform. *•••• 100 Elk Impounded at County Preserve Moro than 100 oik are now Impounded at tho Kern county game park and refuge near Buttonwlllow. These animals are feeding on natural pasturage within the park, but In a short while It will be necessary, In all probability, that the state flub, and game commission feed them hay as the pasture grasses will be depleted. It has been estimated that more than 50 elk are still at large outsldu of the game refuge which Is fenced. OH, MY HEADI ATHENS, Oa.,\Jan. 10. (A. P.)—On the first of the month when the bills pour In, does It give you a headache? An Athens firm Is enclosing samples of a headache powder with Its statements of Indebtedness sent out with the start of the new year. *-•-» SERVICES PLANNED Funeral services for • Mrs. Susie Maxey, 50, colored, who died Sunday, will be conducted Wednesday a,t 3 p. in. at the DuuKhty-Calhouu- O'Meara chapel, Interment will be.in Union cemetery. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank our friends and. neighbors for the beautiful flowers and many acts of kindness during our recent bereavement. (Signed) MR. AND MRS. R. OUCHBR AND FAMILY. * ' MRS. JULIA OVERTON AND j, DAUGHTERS, Mil. AND MRS. HliiNRY MQIUSL, MR. AND MRS. CHARLE311OREL, '£..

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