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Accidents Blamed for Injuries of Pair in Local Hospital DklVER OF ONE BURNED Other Suffers i Severe Loss of i • * , ^ blood as Result of Bad Lacerations tin Legs truck drivers were receiving •treatment today at San \Toaquin Hospital for serious injuries received when 'their 'vehicles were involved in traffic mishaps. on, the Jlidge route south of Bakersfield. One;, of them was critically injured, v and suffered > particularly from gasoline burns, and the other one almost bled to' death before Diedical aid could be reached. .Harrlu Gortham, 40, of Torrenco, was the one' who suffered^ from the gattollne hums. Clark Ixmsdule, of 1759 Mlddleton Place, Los Angeles, wns the other truck driver. He'wan cut HO severely that surgeons were required to spend four hours treating his wounds. He was neur death when BakerBfleld wad leached and transfusions are being employed In an effoi't to save his life. Ooptham's truck leaped from the Ridge route highway and bunt Into flames when it struck a roadside embankment. Gasoline was sprayed over the luckless driver, and he suffered head Injuries, chest wounds and other injuries. A passing motorist hurried him to Bakersfield. The motorist's automobile jvas an open car and the driver's serious condition wns aggravated by the- contact of burned flesh with the cold air. Lonpdale wns driving a light truck. He attempted to pass a second truck. saw u third truck approaching, and chose to ditch )>Is own 'vehicle In preference to a head-on collision. H!B legs were Hty badly cut a tourniquet could not be.employed In first aid measures .and Ho,; was near death from loss of blood when Bakersfield was reached. STINE 4-H CLUB PLANS BIG MEET f Members of Organization to f ri Be Rewarded for Work at Next Session Feared nlucky Ones Kern OPERATION UPERSTITION Is where you find It, and bad luck must be a point of view. .Out at the fairgrounds work camp a fellow who hasn't had work for 1i months and whose wife and children left him because he. couldn't support them and who hasn't any prospects of better times within a hundred miles,, wouldn't work today. * "It's Friday, the thirteenth," he said, "and It's bad luck to work on Friday, the thirteenth. No sir, not for me. I don't want any bad luck.*' Down In Kern county jail a fellow who recently took his first drink In six months, got In an automobile and now faces a prison sentence, put his hand mirror away early this morning. "This Is Friday, the thirteenth/' he told his cellmate. "If I happened to break that mirror today all kinds of bad luck might pile in on met" And*but In "Hoover City" in the river bottom, the father of eight sick children spanked the oldest for opening an umbrella in their tent. "You wanna lot of bad luck to pour in on us?" he growled. Report to .Trustees Shows Teachers' Salary Slash Saved City $8827 » Proposal Branded as "Politics *-. * *' •••'•*"* *•'*'* * ' * * * '" *. * * *" * • * i • • * Taxpayers Will Convene Tonight W. H. Cooley and Other Members Citizens' 4 Group to Meet With Trio of Councilmen TWO BIG LEGION TWO GRANTED AFTER DAMAGE SUIT GIVE OTHER REDUCTIONS Total of 141 Children Will Be Graduated This Month \ From Three Units POTATO REJECT Marking Would Add Federal Grades Cost Production, Aver i Achievement night.will be observed l|y the "loyal 4-H Club Workers" of SUne on the occasion of their February meeting, according to plans formed at their regular session last evening. Presentation of 4-H Club pins to those who have completed their home projects of last year will be made at that time by Gua,Harris, president of the club. The program will be a community affair, with parents of the club members in attendance, and a demonstration of tho 4-H work will be given by the hoys and girls. A committee Including Rachel Preston, Rita Marks, Fern Kent, Robert Rodrlguess and Francisco Controras was named to handle arrangements for the meeting. A second committee, made up by Bill Tfent and Robert Moccardlnl, was appointed to carry, out the club's community project, that of securing and planting trees In the Stlne school yard. Plans were tentatively made for a club tour to be conducted in March, with the members gathering as a group and visiting each other's home projects In turn. Miss IJlllan Brinkman, county home demonstration agent, will be Invited to appear at their March meeting and give a talk on clothing for farm* hoys and girls. Miss Mary Ashe and Miss Nlta Stanton, teachers at the Stlne School; Catherine Preston, Cecelia Rodriguez and Rita Murks, were in charge of entertalnnient and refreshments at yesterday's meeting. v Robert Shreve, of the K. C. U, H. 8. agricultural staff, is the club adviser. GIRL RECOVERING Gloria Tonorlo, 8-yeur-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Tenorlo of C31 CypregB Htre«t, waa recovering today at Mercy Hospital from an operation for appcmllcltU, performed three days ago. The child is a niece of Isaholl Torrls, popular Bakersfield girl. Proposal that federal grades be marked on potato containers .from Kern county designating tho quality and standard of the potatoes was rejected last night by tho unanimous vote of 40 of th<? leading potato growers of this county meeting In the Rlchland School auditorium at Shafter. Difficulty of sorting potatoes under growing conditions in this county and the added cost were assigned as reasons for tho rejection of the proposal. * Those attending the meeting, how- over, voted to set 34 pounds as the standard weight for a lug container. Make Own Laws A. C. Fleur of the plant quarantine department explained to tho potato growers that California has nothing to do sor no control over regulations imposed by other states In connection with shipments of California crops. These other states make their own laws and the state department of agriculture here cannot change them. D. B. Mackie, entymologlst who developed the vacuum method of fumigation for potatoes, explained why this had been-done. The fumigation process was not directed .against potato growers of this state as an Imposition, but In order that they might continue shipping their spuds to other states which would otherwise bar them by embargo, he asserted. Many states have quarantine regulations against the tuber moth which attacks potatoes In this state. For this reason Mr. Mackie developed n means of killing tuber moths and their larvae by fumigation. Because of thin process other states will still permit shipment of California potatoes provided they have been subjected to fumigation. Through this expedient the farmer was saved his crop which otherwise could not he unloaded In this state as potato production here Is far greater than the local demand. Plan Experiments During the next potato shipping season Mr. Mackie will make experiments here to determine the proper process for fumigation of Kern county potatoes. Among those attending last night's meeting were TJ. A. Burtch, agricultural commissioner, nrid L. M. Sands, sealer of weights and measures. MONEY TO YOUNG PROVIDED EXPENDITURES for the support "of the Bakersfleld city schools for the half year just closed were almost $25,000 less than was expended in carrying on the work of the city system during the same period u year ago, according to the report received by the city board of education at its meeting last night. The statistics revealed that from PripnrU Raiso Cash to Riirvl July - 1931 » to Jan uary, 1082, approxl- rnenUS nttlSt, uaWl IO DUry | mate lv JSU.Sia wan nxnended and for Suicide; Services to Be Held Here Tonight Friends—whom he believed lost to him In life—today proved their loyalty to the memory of Albert Young, the 56-year-old oil worker who ended his existence last week by jumping Into the frigid waters of Stlne canal. . The friends collected a suitable sum to provide for his funeral services and Interment and to keep his body from being Interred In a pauper's grave; Service Tonight Tonight, at the Bakersfield Funeral Home, the Reverend Frank O. Belden, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will conduct the funeral rites, and Saturday at 10 a. m. the body will be interred In Union cemetery amid appropriate graveside ceremonies. Some of the friends who donated funds to furnish the grave will act as pallbearers. Young does not leave any relatives of record here. January 2 he threatened to kill himself, when It became apparent he could not raise funds upon which to subsist, but his death threats were not given much credence by those in whom he confided. . The next day, however, he was-mlss- ing, and that night friends read -a news story .that the body of an unknown jnan had been taken from the Stlne canal extension ditch. Idtntlfy Body They hurried to the funeral home, fearful that It was their friend who had taken his own life, for the story's description fitted him. Their fears were well-founded and Identification of the body followed. Young worked for the Standard Oil Company of California for many years. A year ago he was released and given a |1200 cash bonus. That sum was spent during a period of unemployment. v FUNERAL RIIES ARE HELD FOR MRS. DUPEN /CONTINUING:its study.of ways ^* and means of "effecting and adopting much needed economies in the administration of municipal affairs," the representative committee of local cittieiiB appointed by the-Kern. County Taxpayers' Protective League , to confer with representative city councilmen will hold its second executive session tonight In City Hull, Comuilttaenmn W. H. Cqoley announced today. Fred TJ. Grlbble and Henry Elunlor are Mr. Cooloy'n fellow cotnmlttoemon. An official council committee conslst- ing of Ray I. Walter**, Fred S. Bodon and 131mer Martin IB participating In the conferences, with other members of the taxpayers' league and the city's official family as Interested spectators. To Study Costs, During tonight's confab the committees arc planning to scrutinize administrative and departmental coats and endeavor to reach an agreement on sensible and practical readjustments to meet, changed economic conditions now prevailing throughout the entire country, Mr. Cooley saio% "It Is obvious." a statement Issued by -the taxpayers' group he represents asserts, "that the cqst of government must be reduced to within tho financial ability and capacity of tho people to support It. "Such adjustments are Inevitable and certain to ensue and they should result from calm and conjposed reasoning rather than from political strife and social discord.'* Discuss Pay Cut The joint taxpayers' and council committee held its first session Tuesday night, at that time discussing tho proposed 17 per cent cut In the city pay roll. : The objective of the taxpayers' league Is sald^to be a reduction of at. leant 25 per cent In the cost of operating the municipal government. Members point out 'that* even a 25 per cent decrease would fall to offset the general reduction in valuations,,but would "be a greirr'help" to the-taxpayers of the community. NICHOLSlsiGNS AS C. C. A. CHIEF Dam awarded totalll rry $4iOO roothi* were and * i Mayor Headen and Other Members Claim Slash Would Be Violation of h *P I r Municipal Agreement TifAYOR HARRY HEADEN and •*•*•*• two fellow counctlmen today uroonjlan for Injuries iuf n uto r the Jury hear) m on In » r Inutes Ir suit a liberated a b Iffs suffere nst testl vl •oa url July 12, 1931, when bile crashed head c in which they wet an State uto n with oar vet hway Attorney James Petri ton ola Petrlni, represented the Iffs In the action before Presldi was • • uD«rior Vacancy; Estribou Also Quits Post t R.L. TURNER URGES FAVOR FOR OIL BILL 8nooiatc<t J*res« Leased Wire) —I mm RA TO ate conelderat passed the ngress a resolul memorlallz. nifer Kern u naval reserve oil I depa e navy department to the ment of Interior was asked today by Assemblyman R. L. Turner. Delano. He explained the state would benefit by royalties of several hundred thousand dollars annually If Congress makes the change. Assemblyman William F, Knowland, Alameda, withheld consent for Immediate consideration, asking tHe matter go over until Monday, -which •was ordered. ME PRAYING AI BEDSIDE (Special to The CaUfornian) WASCO, Jan. 13.—Completion of funeral arrangements ifor the Reverend P. S. Woods, colored minister who died while kneeling at his bedside In prayer, nwalts the arrival of the widow from BHthville, Ark., where she has been visiting with relatives. Reverend Woods was from South Gate and was here conducting a revival. Friends, worried over hla failure to attend breakfast, went to his room. The body v was found in the kneeling position, hands clasped together, and the head bowed ..as though In prayer. Oil Worker Injured . in Highway Accident TAFT, Jan. 13,—A. R. Hummel, Fellows oil man, received injuries to his buck and other minor hurts last night shortly before 8 o'clock when his automobile collided with another machine on the Taft-Fellows highway near the Highway" Service Station. Hummel Hldeswlped a car driving onto the highway and the Hummel machine was overturned. Hummel ia in tho West Side Hospital. Miss Kay Finlayson on Way to Carnival _™« •' TAFT, Jan. 13.—Miss Kay Finlay«on, youthful member of the physical education department of Taft Union High School, left yesterday morning for Yosemlte National Park, where she will represent the city of Taft at the snow carnival, this coming week-end. Miss Finlayson was accompapied by Miss Eva Wilson as chaperone. WHEN WORK HURTS PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13. (A. P.) Overtime IN no blessing to Philadelphia's ashmen. After the last snowstorm, they were pressed Into service to help clear the streets. The work netted them $4 apiece In overtime, but. when thex got their checks they found, ,thoy actually paljj ,|1.80 for tho "privilege," ' Tho .explanation waa rites were conducted yester- daj' for Mrs. Junnlta Dupen. the -wife of AV. L. DuRen. The matron died Tuesday, following a brief Illness. Initial services were conducted at the Payne & Son chapel, where the Rev. William 13. Patrick, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, officiated. Phil Collins sang solos and Mrs. Pearl Smith accompanied him at the organ. The body was entombed In the family vault at the community mausoleum In the Bakersfield Memorial Park, where members of the Druldess lodge, of which Mrs. Dupen had been an. active member, conducted rituals. Attired In their brilliant purple and white uniforms, six members of, the Purple Guard drill team of the Bakersfield Lodge No. 266, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, acted as pallbearers^ and fellow drill members officiated as honorary pallbearers. ^ Grape Vines Damage Cause of Civil Suit S. J. and D. H. Spangler are asking judgment In the Superjpr Court here for $6000 In a civil suit naming Wlll- lam Buerkle and 13. (J. Buerkle as defendants, according to a complaint filed by Attorney J. R. Dorsoj-. In the suit, damage to grape vines tm section 12, 30-28, leased to the defendants, is alleged. Defer Eastern Kern Tour Until Spring T Officials of tho Kern Counts' Chamber of Commerce today reported that tho tour of eastern Kuril county proposed for this week-end has been postponed due to inclement weather conditions. The tour will be conducted later In the winter or early in the spring. CARD OP THANKS T wish to express ny appreciation to nil those friends and neighbors whose many acts of kindness and words of sympathy aided In alleviating the sorrow of my recent bereavement. Particularly do I wish to thank members of the Purple Guard, of the Bak- ersfleld Lodge, No. 266, Benevolent and Protective Order of Hlks, and members of the Druldess lodge. ' L, DUPEN. mately $214,812 was expended and for the period July, 1932, to Ja'nuary 32, 1933, the amount was $189,995. This decrease In city school expenses as reported to the board of education watt accomplished through paying $8827 less In teachers' salaries or a decrease of about 7 per cent over the preceding year. Other reductions were $3075 In the general fund, $4320 In the library fund and $8631 in the building fimd. According to the scheduled plan, . there will be a total reduction of about the same .amount during* the second half of the school year. It was indicated by tho figures submitted that the school district Is In • sound financial condition and every effort Is being made to meet the demand for redticed expenses. It cost the district $222.20 In Interest to register warrants which was a new requirement this year. To Appraise Property Klmer P. Karpe, t a member of tho board, was authorized Lo arrange for an appraisal for all the school property which Waa valued at more than a million dollars at the close of school laat June. The purpose of this revaluation of oulldinga will be to prepare a schedule for securing now insurance policies In March at a .reduced coat to the district. •-'Superintendent 1*. 1£. Chenoweth, who presented a complete report of general achool conditions, advised the board that approximately 141 children will be promoted from tho Emerson, Lincoln and Washington Schools to the high school on January 27. Simple exercises will be held at each school una the graduated pupils will then proceed to the high school to be oriented Friday afternoon. To Transfer 180 At the same time, 180 8A pupils will be transferred from various schools in,_ T . _. _ ,_ the city to take up their work In the \irgll JohnSOU Elected to Fill Emerson, Lincoln and Washington' ' * Schools. A complete schedule . has been 'worked out BO that tho interchange of pupils will be done with no IOBB of time or confusion. The superintendent particularly commended the efforts of R. T. Neideffer, Mrs. Lennlce Eyraud, Alfred Amea and C. R. Jamlesson and other members of the teaching staff for work accomplished under tjie limited budget. • Tho school chief pointed out that through the operation of the new curriculum pupils are receiving much additional service without additional charge to the taxpayers of the district. This Is being done by calling upon the regular subject teachers to present typing* French, German, Spanish, orchestra, band, additional - classes In English, general science, and harmony. Less teachers are employed, the school head said, and yet all standard subjects are being given as well as the enriched course. Beginning January 27 there will be a reassignment of teachers and classes for the opening of the new term. Attendance Drops The attendance report for the school term as submitted by Alfred Ames Indicates a downward trend in school population with a probable loss of about 100 children over the preceding year. A sharp drop In attendance due to epidemic conditions of health occurred this year, but was not nearly so bad as that of 1928-1929,. It was reported. . Mrs. Grant lij. Clayton waa elected as a substitute teacher and Ben Button of the Kern County Union High School wllb present a course In agriculture in the vocational classes at Lincoln School beginning January BO. Several pupils were admitted from outside schools. The school grounds will receive their usual replacement of shrubs and' a limited amount of planting will be done td maintain the school grounds. This work will be done up to and Including Arbor day, which Is observed on March 7. J. Myron Jameson was awarded, n. policy of insurance covering the use of tho automobiles of all employes of the school district. It was reported that about $200 had been expended in filling In Longfellow School yard wlih dirt secured from' the city streets under tho direction of J. II. Parker. Joint Assoeiatlon The board of education took a membership In the California Ausoclatlon of boards of school trustees of which Mrs. Florence C. Porter, secretary of PAY SLASH PLAN BRINGS REACTION City Fire Fighters Remove Telephones und Return Household Articles • Pleading pressing personal business that requires all of his time, Howard Nichols today tendered his resignation as president and director of the Bak- erKfleld Civic Commercial Awnoclatlou. Fellow directors accepted Uie reajtf- nation with regret and elected Vice- President Virgil C. Johnson to occupy th«* post. Director James C. Beggs then wns named vlce-prenldent. Director Frank Kstrlbou, who was named to that position by members of the board, asked to resign because of his Inability to attend the regular meetings, as they conflicted with hl« work. Two Elected Frank Harrison was named director to occupy the vacancy created on the board by the resignation of Howard NlrholH, and Tom Klipsteln was elected to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Frank Estribou.' The resignation of President NlchTjls was not unexpected. He was urged to accept the post at the • beginning of the C. C. A, current fiscal year, and agreed to the proposal provided he could step out soon after January 1 of this year. Oppose Ralph Plan At the meeting today the directors decided to follow up n course of action Inaugurated several months ago and request Senator J. I. "\Vagy and AftHemblynmn Rodney L*. Turner to oppose a movt!. by Governor James Holph to use approximately 1101.000,000 of the state gtis tax funds for the purpose of balancing the state's budget and also for uwe In othnr manners. That ISHUC haa been u smoldering one for many yearn and haa burst Into an open flame through Governor Itolph'u request of tho legislature to sanction the diversion of gas tax funds. Forty-seven members of tho Ralcors- fleld Fire Department, faced with the prospect of having their jwy cut 17 per cent, today took measures to reduce their own household budgets. They have ordered their telephones tnkon from their homes. Undlos, refrigerators, furniture, other merchandise and household artk-loH which they have purchased on tno installment plan have been returned to merchants. Some of them, who bought suits of clothing n day or two before the proposed pay cut was made known, returned them to clothiers. "We're not bluffing a hit," a rank- Ing fire official said. "If our pay Is cut we've got to give up a lot of things we.could pay for under ordinary clrc-um.stanoeH. We don't object to economies but It docs hurt many olhera when wo get hit In tho pay check. "There are 20 members of the fire department.* and 15 members of the police department who bought houses several years ago at peak prices and have been paying for them with peak Installments. The 35 Individuals and flrmri who hold the mortgages on these houses have been notified that they will have to take them back. Citizens must remember thnt firemen "and policemen were getting only mediocre wages whan top salaries were being paid, other -workers, but we are expected to take even u bigger reduction than many of those who were high-salaried men. Wo are not In a position to retain our present standard of living." CITY SUNDAY Kern Council and Fifteenth District Meetings to Be Conducted Here HUGE THRONG EXPECTED Folks and Facts Bits Hotel Gossip Local Brevities H. W. Hobbs ( of the Southern Pacific Company, from Han Francisco, Is a visitor In Bakurtjfleld and a guest at Hotel 151 Tojon. Standards Brands of San Francisco Is represented In Bukersflold today by John U. Olcott, a guest at Hotel El Tejon. The guest who rates the honor of being the farthest from home today at Hotel El Tejon IB K. N. Morgan, a representative of the Heo Motor Car Company, of Lansing, Mich. William F. Brooks, u gent for the Santa Fe Company, from Lx>a Angeles, is stopping at Hotel El Tejon today. Herbert Seebohn, district manager of tho Swedish-American Line, IB u Uakersfield visitor from his San Kran- cieco headttuartera. He Is registered at Hotel Padre. B. B. Hose, Los Angeles newspaper man, Is u guest ut the Padre while In tho city. Ho is associated with the Kxamlner. that their regular 'salares are exempt from a recent 10 per cent cut but the extra money brought them within Its scope. . TRACTOR CRANKS PLANE CHICAGO, Jan. 13.—Ralph Caf- fareUo doesn't bellove In starting alr- planos by hand. At the Municipal Airport hero he has rigged -up a tractor to do tho cranking for him. Tho power takeoff of the tractor la hooked uy to the fitartliiff mechanism of tho piano. (Continued on Page Fifteen) Walter S. Oliver Is Home After Mishap ' •^^•VB^^^^^^BV^^v . TAFT, Jan. 13.—Walter S. Oliver of the Shamrock restaurant, who suffered a fractured vertebra and Injured hip bone In a fall from a sled while enjoying winter sports above Sonora, was returned homo yesterday In tho Taft Fun oral Ho MA ambulance. -Tloy V. Carlisle, V. G. Hutchlns and Af. J* 1 . Teuton motored to Sonora to assist in his traiisfor to his homo hero. Softening of Water Will Be Discussed •"^""•^^••^•^^^ • Water softening chemicals and t.hotr proper use will be studied by Vonfon of tho Rio Bravo.Karni Home Department at a meeting tmheduled for the home of Mm. Curl Mlller'on Thursday, January 39, It was announced by Mra. T. M. Martin, chairman. Miss Lillian Brlnkman, home demonstration agent, will analyze samples of water taken from different farina In the district. ta^^B^^^^^^l Wasco Farm Group to Convene Monday Wasco l^irm Center members * will meet In the grammar school cafeteria on Monday evening, January 10, Mark Eraser, director, announced today. Miss Uilllan Brlnkman, home demonstration agent, will speak on the waters. H. T. Strong, assistant farm rliemlcul prqnoss of softening hard udvibor, will bo another speaker, Mr«. G. V. Sommorvllle will lead tho community Hinging and Johnuon Hugheu will give a, uolo. IT. W. Tico, Lloyd O. Hutt and V. B. DoolHtle, Southern California Mdlnon Company representatives, are here from LOH Angeles. Tftey are stopping ut the Padre. Commercial travelers registered at the Padre Include A. G. Chase, Alco Flour Company, Los Angeles; 1C. H. Ilearfleld, ,Ha.au Candy Company, San Francisco, and W. C. N'elaon of Swift Company, Los Arigeleg. Taft Scouts Guests West Side Rotarians r. • i...._ ' TAFT, Jan. 13.—Member** of Troop 26, Boy Scouts, sponsored by the Taft Rotary Club, were suusts of the club at its regular meeting ut the Shamrock banquet rooms this week. Signal and rescue demonstrations wore given by the boys au a part of their program. DIRECTORS' MEETING * Tho monthly mooting of tho board of directors of Bakersfield Uons Club will b« held ut tho church study of the president, Uio Uovorand William Patrick, thla ovoning at 7:30 o'clock. placed the label, "dirty politics/ 1 on the current movement to reduce the coHt of operating the Bakers- Hold city government through the medium, of wage .cuts* Fred S. Bodeu, councilman from the Kant BukerHiield district, added his voice to that ,of the council chairman, und dfclured the "present move to cut pay IH purely a political one , . . which certain members of the council are employing to further their own ends." , The proposed pay cut, which would reduce the wages of city employ en approximately 17 per cent, will be der elded next Monday night, when citi- zeriw are expected to pack the council chambers to voice approbation or op- poHltlon to the suggested salary reductions. Wait*™ Opposed Councilman Hay I. Walters also denounced the proposed pny cut. He declared It Is "selflHh and unkind politics." ITe was the* only member of the council who voted against the motion to order City Attorney Walter Oubnrn to draw up an ordinance authorising n new wago schedule. Mayor Headeu and Councilman Boden 'explained their vote on tho grounds "ihe whole plan was news to us." ' The three, who eoiltttltuto a minority group on the council, In this particular legislative skirmish, all said thev are willing to discuss reductions of expenditures with, any legitimate group of citizens anxious to effect economies. , * Discussing the situation today, Mayor Headen declared:. "Political Move" "There IR no question In my mind but that the proposed pny out for city employes is purely a inimical move on the part of some members of the council. There Is an election coming up In April and they probably will use the move as a basis for re-election. Members of the council who are acting In good faith are particularly anxious to co-operate with any civic body seeking reductions In the cost of operating the city government. but will not countenance an nttempt to obtain political" prestige at the expense of the city employes, who already have demonstrated their willingness to co-operutc by suggesting a 10 per cent pay cut, which tjiey are now refunding each time they receive a wage check. Costs Reduced • "Few realize . that the city IH not only operating on u greatly reduced basin, hut that the government Is bo- Ing operated each month on less money than estimated „ in the last * t t • L > . I budget. . ..... "This statement _ may j , mound the death knell to'm'y worli mi'' the council but J shall HtHiul firmly, upon my convictions and refuse to vote in favor of u pay cut at this time. There Is no need for a cut In. pay— oilthoutfh tho cost of operating the government may be reduced in other mannersf— and we should wait until the next budget Is drawn before -we contemplate uh action so drastic that'll will affect the butcher, the baker and tho candlestick maker, you and I and every citizen In tho city. "Whenever municipal employes are subjected to pay cuts the action often Is employed aw a banlH for . similar wage reductions In private firms and sets an unhealthy precedent. • Discusses Rum ore "There has been some talk that here will not be enough tax money recelve'd in April to pay the wage* of employes. I've talked to most of them and I personally guarantee that they are loyal enough to work for nothing if the city should find Itself In u financial predicament. However, Bulc- ersfleld's financial status is one «T tho best in the state." ' Councilman Boden's opinion was: "When every employe of •, the city signed a petition several months ago, voluntarily suggesting that they be given a 10 per cent cut In their pay, it was commonly understood among members of the council that the city workers would he .absolved of assuming additlonal.wage Hlanhea during the current fiscal year, which cuds Juno 30. "H seems to me that we should stick to our word— not only as gentlemen, but councilman, also — and refrain from pay outs, until tho Ond of the fiscal year, • r Sufficient Funds "There are ample funds on hand and In Bight to meet all requirements. \Ve are money ahead insofar as the budget Is concerned — due partly :to the generous, act of the city employes In sug- frepttng their own pay cut. There Is no particular reason why we should cut their pay again this year. "The present .move to . cut pay Is purely u political one. Certain members of the council are employing the maneuver au u means' of 'furthering their own ends. That Is merely poll- tics, not patriotism. The plan, to cut tho puy schedule was a deep secret to at least three members jof the council. I should think (f anything of Huch importance were to be have been brought to our attention, that we might have been notified . of the plan In order that we might be familiar with Its details, and able to 'arrive at a just decision. That opportunity wns not afforded us." 13very member of the council is capable of effecting economies In the ,cost of operating the city government and U IH' not Ineueu- Bury to operate us u clique. Protest* Move "To my .mind, cutting -the pay of city employes,, while those of the county remain -unaffected, Is not fair, for both city and Bounty employes aro paid out of tax funds. Q|ty employes already have taken a 10 per font rut in pay — It seems to me thai tho tux should full elsewhere, nt (he present (Qwttnucd on Pago Membership Campaign Opens With "Smoker"; 250 ul Annuul Affuir W ITH the 1933 memherahip campaign of Frank S. Reynolds Post. American Legion, launched by a record-breaking smoker, and council and district meetings expected to draw hundreds of veter- ana and auxiliary members from throughout the state to Uakersfleld on Sunday, this fortnight' bids to become the mo«t Important of the year In veterann' affalr.H In Kern. Two hundred and fifty Legionnaires nmiembled In legion hall here last night for the smoker that each year launches tho post's membership campaign. They heard an Inspiring address by Homer ChaUlaux of Inglewood, chairman of the California T^eglou department Amerlcanlam commission, enjoyed a program of tumbling, wrestling and boxing staged by teams from the Bakersfleld High School, coached by Jack I^Yost, wing old wartime Honga und gave Joe Pusqulnl, Bear'dsley youth, an ovation for hla accordion numbers. The accordionist was accompanied at the piano by Jess Kelly, Joint Conclave Sunday's combined gatherings oi' the Kern County legion Council, under Conimander Jark HyfleUl of Bakersfield and the Fifteenth district of tho California department, under Commander Nlrk Kltchnk of Taft, will bo one of the largest assemblages of veterans ever held In southern San Joa- quln valley. Tl. \\V Gearhart of Fresno, past commander of the California department, and at present a national executive cnmmlttcehinn from California: Fred White of Fresno, commander of tho Third T*egton area, and . Aruhle CluMfleii of 1,0(11, chairman of the department membership cnniuil>mton, are among the notables expected to attend. Afternoon Meet Tho county council will meet at 1 oVIork p. in. In 1-eglon hall. The council auxiliary will meet at tho same hour In the Kulld, hull of St. Paul's Mpuroiml Church. '" These meetings will be adjourned at 2 o'clock Jind reconvene as Fifteenth district irtVetiiiKH In the Name locations. Following tho district business sessions refreshments will be nerved Legionnaires and auxiliary members In Legion hall. . . 33very post In Kern, Tulare and Inyo counties, will be represented. ECONOMICS AD BEFORE UNION Slated to address unions and other organizations of the community on "The liVonomlcp of Unemployment!" J. L,. Kerchen, director of the department of workers' education, operated jointly by the California State Federation of Labor uml the extension division of tho University of California, arrived In Raker.sfleld this "vreek. His first address was delivered ht tho regular meeting 1 of Carpenters' Local No. 743 Wednesday night. He IH a member of Local No. 61, 8<ui PrniK'lsco, American Federation of Teachers. —-^t^M— TAFT SCOUTS MEET TAKT. Jan. 73.—Taft Troop Xo. 26, Hoy Si-outs, held Its regular meeting Wednesday night In the .£oy Scout barracks. Scoutmaster Kenneth Wen- sse! was In charge uftor an Illness of several weeks. Tests were completed by two Scouts and several qualified for merit badges. Scout Carl Balzer led tho Scout 'benediction at the close of the meeting. ARE YOU GOING SOME PLACE? Do you need .1 good, authentic road map? One that shows in red tho major resort areas of tho United States? On* that has on Its reverse side a small book of helpful und necessary information? One that tells you the placca to visit, the best way to got to them, und tho right way to do things so that your trip will be pleasant and successful? Tho map Is the "Official Road Map." Tliti price Is 15 cents. The order blank below, filled |u carefully and went to Washington with remittance, will bring you your copy. . . Secure your map ut once! i The Bakersfleld Callfornlan Information Bureau, Frederic J. Huskln, Director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 15 cents In coin (carefully' wrapped) for a copy of the "Official Itoud Map." Name. »••»•***•»•»****<•«**•••** «** Street • v * **••* 1 tJ •***••«•*•• State.... •*•***•**•»»•»*••**•*•• i i. •L i:

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