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Bakersfield, California
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Monday, January 16, 1933
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' ' ->' '» '?,-'•",' , '- " ' t I • - ,' EDITORIALS Th!» section contains .the latest local' news, world aborts,,-edl- , torlnls, a big, thrilling serial * and neWa of general .Interest; • • ' " v?:i l * '^ PHONE 31 WANT ADS Classified Advertising Columns of The Bakernfleld Callfornlan close promptly at 1.1 o'clock a. tn. every day, > LOCAL SECTION . , BAkERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, JANUARY 16,1933 PAGES 9 TO 11 IFIC FORMER SERVICE MEN AND WIVES OF THREE COUNTIES AT SESSION S CORING "the small group of citizens making an effort to transfer the burden of caring for disabled war veterans from the federal government, where It belongs, to state and county," Warren Atherton, com- miinder of the California Department of the American 'Legion, paid a surprise visit to Bakersfield Sunday to address the more than 200 Legionnaires and auxiliary members gathered here for a conference of the Fifteenth Legion district and the Kern County Council. The state commander flew here by airplane from his Stockton headquarters. Every Legion post and auxiliary in Kern, Tulare and Inyo counties was represented at the important quarterly conferences of the district, •^presided over by Commander Nick Kitchak of Taft, and Mrs. Mildred Flory of Lindsay, auxiliary president. "The American Legion does not intend to lose the prestige it has built up in this nation since its organization," Commander Atherton declared in a strong denunciation of those seeking to cut federal funds for veterans' welfare nnd hospltallza- ELKS OF VALLEY • DONVENE IN CITY Additional Gatherings Will * Be Held in Modesto and Hanford, Decide Preparations for a valley "get-together" In Modesto In February on a date to be chosen later, and arrangements for a quarterly me'eting in Hanford April 9 were results of Sunday's meeting .of the San Joaquln Valley 1 Klks Association,* held at the local club rooms. The' business session tol- lowed a luncheon for GO members at Hotel El Tejon. Robert Montgomery of Hanford presided and Harry Kimball of the same city officiated as. secretary. District Deputy Gnuid Exalted Ruler Bellwood C. Hawkins of Modesto was n special guest. Making Its first appearance, an Elk quartet from Lodge 1266 gave several vocal selections accompanied at the piano by Miss Florence Bayless. The singers were Lee Lazelle, Frank V. Hughes, Frank Gleason and Herbert Shafer. The men were accorded much applause, and predictions were that they would be a valuable entertainment factor for the city. Earl Porter presented piano selections. Baltersfield lodge* will entertain Mr. Hawkins, district deputy, Tuesday night. The program, In addition to inlllutlon-of- candidates, is as follows: Eccehtrlc tap dance, Lois Knowles and Janet Gray; vocal selections, "Songs With 'a Smile." Miss Dorothy Hnrpster, accompanied by Miss Louise Hamilton; vocal trio, Mrs. Dick Lowe, Miss Edna 'Overtoil and Miss Fru,nces Weaver, in popular songs of the day; Howard Davis, whistling solos; selections by the Bakersfleld Junior College brass quartet composed of LIston May, Wesley Chesterman, Urcel Hollowny and Rees Rees, directed by P. H. Martin; and numbers by the new Elks quartet. ELKS CONDUCT RITES > FOR EDWARD BISHOP • Solemn funeral rituals of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge No. 266, were conducted today In the memory of Edward Bishop, one of the oldest members of the lodge in point of years of membership, who died Friday n'ght at a local hospital following nn extended illness. His only surviving relative hero is Miss Margaret Bishop, well-known resident of Bakersfleld .and employe in the county 'auditor's office, who is a niece. initial funeral services were con-r ducted by the Elks at the Fllckinger ohnppj and later, when the body was interred In the lodge plot at Union cemetery, the final > rites were held. Officers of the lodge acted ns pallbearers.' They were Virgil C. Johnson, Frank Dlgler, Howard Nichols, A. C. Jones, A. C. Ulnian and Howard Heskett. ' Plan Services for Charles E. Ebinger Funeral rites for Charles E. Eb- Inger, 04, who wns found dead at Wasco on January 3, will be conducted Tuescbiy afternoon at the Payne & Son chapel, and afterward the body will be Interred In Union cemetery. When his body was found, two pet kittens were huddled close to the remains, and refused to leave. - »» e» Tehachapi Resident Answers Last Call Benjamin Wilson, 03, resident of Tehaohapl for many years, died last night In that city. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Beatrice Wilson, and a son, Hugh. The body Is at the Payne & Son chapel. v Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. tion. "Federal Duty 1 'Care of the disabled veterans is a federal duty," he said. "It has been the policy of Uncle Sam to car* for Its veterans since the Revolutionary War." As but a single example, the commander pointed to the fact that proposed cuts in veterans' funds would result In release of approximately 75 per cent of .the veterans now in the federal tuberculosis hospital at Livermore, Cnllf., nnd these veterans would Immediately become wards of the county and state, whereas theli welfare Is n federal obligation. A similar condition would prevail throughout the nation. He charged the special Congressional committee with neglect. To Report Soon "At the last session of Congress a special committee was appointed to look Into the entire program of veterans' relief," he said. '"This committee was instructed to have Its report ready for the present session of Congress but never held a meeting until Congress convened and now states that it will report on March 4.' Kern County Council meetings pre. ceded the district sessions, with the Legionnaires meeting under County Commander Jack Byfield of -Bakers field in Legion hall and the auxiliary meeting under Mrs. Bruce Little o Wnsco, county president, in St. Pnul'i Guild hall. Taft was selected for the next meet Ing of the council, February 12. Many Attend Among speakers and notables . attending the district meeting were Jess Stockton of Bakersfleld, member o the state department committee on Junior baseball; Jack W. Byfield, Bak- ersfleld, member of the state Amerl canizatlon commission; R. M. Carlisle Bakcrsfleld, member of the state com mission on veterans, employment am relief; Fred White, Fresno, commande: of the Third Legion area; Burr Belden of San Bernardino, commander of the Fifth area and son of the Reverend Frank O. Belden of Bakersfleld; Malcolm Letts of Hollywood, editor of thi Los Angeles County Legion Weekly and Claude Kemp of Conllnga, com mander.of the Fourteenth district. •*«» — Spindt to Speak at Church Meeting TAFT, Jan. 16.—Herman A. Spindt principal of the Kern County- Unloi High School, will give the opening ad dress Wednesday night, January -' 18 nt tho Methodist church. This wl be the first of u six weeks' series o addresses and programs sponsored b the religious education committee o the Methodist church of Taft. Mr Spindt will speak on the subject o "Legislation and Education. A dinner wjll be served for a sma charge nt 6:15 o'clock and Mr. Splnd will address the people «t the tables A guest soloist, Milton G. Ross, wl precede the speaker. Dr. George Garner will preside as chairman o the evening. Following the dinner speaker, th Rev. Walter B. Cole will present lecture course, on "The History of Re llglon," based on the book entitle "This Believing World," by Lew Browne. At the same ,hour a class I nature study w|ll be' given by M and Mrs. Ivar Murphy for boys an girls of Junior and Intermediate age This program as n whole or In par Is open to the public, but any on desiring to have dinner must mak reservations not later than Monda night by phoning 136-W or 431-J. RECENT BIRTHS Mr. and Mrs. Walter II. Goodwin, JJakerKfleld, son, Donald Herbert. Mr. und Mrs. Frank L. Vaughn, Rlvervlew, son, Jack Wesley. '•Mr. 'and Mrs. Alvln Harlson, Bak- orsfifld, son, Charles Edward. , Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blttencourt, Bakersfluld, daughter, Doris Lynn. ,Mr, and Mrs. A. -D. Matthews, Ba.c- ersfleld, daughter, Vivian Inez. Mr. nnd Mrs. Omll Durney, Bakers field, t!on, Albert Huston. Mr. and Mrs. John V. Wusco, son, Roland Rex, Rocikain, Mr. and Mrs. Klnosuke Hashimoto, Bakersfleld, daughter, Mlyoge. Mr. and Mrs. Francis O'Nell, Lobec,' daughters, Clare Louise and Frances Anne. Richfield Oil Company Seeking Return of $27,000 Kern Taxes Agricultural Commissioner to Serve Another If our Years for Kern - ARM HISTORY TRACED Petitions Declare U. S. Court Has Ruled That Concern Is Not Owner of Sections of Land Activities of Official Are Greatly Increased Here by Development r . A. BURTCH, agricultural com^ missioner of the county; was ppolnted today by the unanimous ote of the supervisors for another our-year term. From the days when a few cars if produce were moved out of this ounty during a year, and from the Ime when one Inspector toured a ew of the shipping points of the ounty on a motorcycle,' Kern's shipments have Increased to a point requiring more than 6000 railway cars ,nd hundreds of trucks to handle the great volume. From a few acres of fruit trees and i-egetnble crops, the acreagre in • this county, has Increased to 188,047 under cultivation in Kern this season. Crop values have reached as high as $13,000,000 In this county, which Incidentally, holds world records for cotton production and has famous potato yields. Kern has become one of the richest Tape-producing regions of the state and produces some of the finest grapes n the w°rld. • With deputies required by state law working at shipping points to prevent shipment of fruits, vegetables and farm products which fall to meet state requirements for the protection of consumers, the -task of directing this force has grown correspondingly with the growth of agriculture. It s the Job of directing this work, as well as carrying on pest control, quarantine work to prevent encroachments of insect pests nnd destructive diseases, that falls to the lot of the agricultural commissioner nnd his staff. In addition to these duties the com missioner and his force give free ad vice and assistance to farmers through out the countyl i. IDWlTHFJS IS CALLED BY DEATH Mrs. Ida Matthews, 20, native o Bakersfleld and the wife of A. D Matthews, died Saturday at a loca hospital. She was a member of th pioneer Gregory family of Bakersfleld " I 1r\ addition to the husband, she 1 survived by three children, Rena Bobby and Vivian Matthews, and mother, Mrs: R.. F. Gregory, and 1 brothers nnd sisters. The brother and sisters are Leroy Gregory of In glewood, Dr. Clyde Gregory of Snni tarlum, Benjamin Gregory of China Dewey Gregory of Glendale, Joh Gregory of Los Angeles, Robert an James -Gregory of' Bakersfleld, Mrs Elizabeth Gebrlng of San Jose, Mrs A. G. Robertson of Lemoore and Mrs Dena Gredler of Bakersfleld. Funeral rites will be conducted o Tuesday at 10 a. m. at the Payne i Son chapel. Elder B. L. Howe of th Seventh-day Adventlst Church will of flciate. Rev. C. M. Matthews, a relative, o Summerton, Ariz., will assist In th funeral rites. The body will be in terred In Union cemetery. R ICHFIELD OIL COMPANY is petitioning Kern county for re- und of more than $27,000 in taxes paid toy that company Into the roasury of this county, according o six different petitions Hied with he .Board of Supervisors. TJhe Rlchfleld Oil Company al- egea in its petitions. that these axes were paid by the Richfield jompany "on oil properties in the Crampton leases in section 1, 31-24, section 2, 31-24, and other sections nvolved In the some Imposts. The petitioner asserts that through L United States Supreme Court ruing, it is not the owner of this property except through what Interest it may have In the Pan-American Petroleum Company. It is claimed by the oil company that it had no right nor title to the ands taxed by the county. The various- amounts asked for .as tnx refunds are as follows: '$4310.20, $6642.01, $3053.13, $4436.69, $6537.0$ and $3127. The formal petitions received by the board have been turnsd ovtr to the district attorney's office. W. A. McGinn, civil deputy of the office, is now giving th« matter his attention. Years ago the big oil companies operating: government leases In this county sued for tax refunds which might' have rendered the county bankrupt had not the cases been decided for Kern in the U. S. Supreme Court. On that occasion Attorney T. N. -Harvey, H. E. Schmidt, who was district, attorney then, nnd W. A. McGinn prepared the case for this county and won it in the last tribunal. The Richfield Oil Company petitions for refund, however, are based on a different legal theory and another court battle Is anticipated. BLOCKS RIDGE ROUTE OFFICIALS REPORT 18 INCHES ON HIGHWAYS; SHOWERS HIT COUNTY PIG SELLING ACTIVITIES OF STUDENTS RETURN PROFITS S ELLING a pig a day keeps the depression away, according to the reckoning of L. J. Banks, member of the Kern County Union High School agriculture department staff, who today announced tlje sale of 17 hogs by high school students since January 1, 1933. The average of "a sale a day" Is bringing substantial returns to the boys, he revealed. Sales have been made from the droves of Virgil Bussed, Robert Martin, John Kane, Hlldva Frost, Hubert-Hunter and the agriculture department laboratory farm, amounting In all to more, than 9120. The buyers listed are Lawrence Sue, Baker afield; John S. Ando, of the Enterprise Stock Farm, Long Beach) M. Molntlre, Kelseyvllle, Calif.; William Burlando, Kernvllle, and others. Auction and Contract Cups to Be Awarded Winners After Wednesday BARNES TAKES JftE MATCH Scoring n total of 180 out of a possible 200, Dick Barnes won the chamber of commerce trophy Sunday for the rapid fire rifle championship of Kern county. The shoot was con- ducte"d by the Bnkersfleld Rifle Club and was open to any contestant who cared to enter. The course shot was 20 shots at 200 yards rapid fire and 20 Phots at 300 yards rapid fire. Fred Todd,' veteran. Bakersfleld rifleman, won the class B trophy with n score of 173. High scores in the shoot Sunday E TOURNEY TWO DEAD, EIGHT ENDS THIS WEEK Socialists League Leaders Plan Visit Roger Rush and William Tltleman, two youthful organizers for the California Young People's Socialist League, will arrive In Baltersfleld late this afternoon for a stay t at several days to launch a young people's Socialist group In Bakersfleld and Taft. A meeting Is scheduled for Wednesday night at Labor temple, nnd all young men and women who are Interested in the upbuilding of a new social order are Invited to attend. De Molays Install Staff of Officers TAFT, Jan. 16.—Installation of of fleers of Tnft Chapter, Order of D Molays, took place Saturday night I Masonic temple. The Installation wa an open ceremony and was fallowed b a complimentary dance for those at tending the seating of the officers. Officers Installed were Garlyn Ba Kham, muster councilor; 'Harold KO fahl, .senior councilor; Harold Palmer, junior councilor; Don Furtney, senior deacon; Jack Jones, junior den- con; Ray Mt'Adams and Lyle ^tum- bnugh, stewards; Marshall Lott, orator; Melvlllo Eastwood, scribe; Virgil McKay, treasurer; Karl Schroder, sentinel; Karl Smith, chaplain; Douglas Kanode, marshal; Jim McCornlck, standard bearer; Fred Strickler, almoner; H. Basham, Ed .Maeldy, Sam Brandt, Bill Talmadge, Stanley Christian, Bennle Diensteln and Floyd Cooley, preceptors. The Installing officer was Payne Lockhart, assisted by John Mulford ns Honlor councilor; Arlyn Abnims na Junior . councilor; Marlon Houston, marshal; Herbert Evas, senior deacon, and Harmon Peahl, chaplain. BIRTHDAY PARTY TEHACHAPI, Jan. 10.— Mrs. L. A. Smith Vus pleasantly surprised Saturday afternoon with a. birthday party given lu her honor by Mrs. S. V. Malhews and Mrs. Karl Phelps at the MathewH home. Four tables of five hundred we're In play with high score made by Miss Ruth Jones, and low by Mrs. J. C. Hoge. 'Many • lovely gifts were presented to the honoree and delicious refreshments were served at tho close of tiie afternoon. Those enjoying the hospitality of Mrs. Mathews .were Mrs. Mildred HicUs, Mrs. Jessie Huge, Mrs. Cliff Meyers, Mrs. Josle Trusty, Mrs. Nora Brite, Mrs. George Burrls, Mrs. Oliver Sopor, Mrs. H, A. Dennis, Miss Virginia Shults, Mlsa Ruth Jones, Miss Leona Smith, Mrs. Carrie Downs, Mrs. Helen Kelloy, tho honpree, Mrs. Smith, and tho host- ossos, Mm Pholps and Mrs, Ma thews. Girls Will Enroll in Gymnasium Class Enrollment of gjlrls who desire to attend a night gymnasium class will be held tonight at 7 o'clock at the. girls' gymnasium at the high school. Classes will be held e»tch Monday and Thursday night. All girls are Invited' to participate. The cost will be nominal. ' were as follows: Dick Barnes, 186; T. R. Barnes, 184; Harry Llbby, 183;' E. C. Clnyton, 181; Irving James, 179; Harry Krough, 178; Fred Todd, 173; Ed Radebaugh. 168; Joe Murphy, 164; Bud Klrkman, 162; Amhrosler, 1G9; nnd W, H. Patton, 143. Next Sunday a ham and bacon shoot will be arranged by the Bakersfleld .Rlfle Club. PROMINENT SHARER RANCHER FALLS DEAD James I. Klmbrlel, 84, prominent rancher of the Shafter district, dropped deftd yesterday nt his home. He had resided In that area for 20 years. Survivors Include a widow and six sons and one daughter. The surviving children are John Kimbrlel of Shafter; Rlley, Howard nnd Arthur Klmbrlel of McFarland; James and Clarence Klm- brlel of Hakersfleld ant} Mrs. Ethel Farrls of Shafter. ' ' Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. at the Fllckinger chapel In Bakersflcld. Interment will be In Unlpn cemetery. -i « • » K. of C. to Motor . to West Side Meet Members of Bakersfleld Council of Knights of Columbus will Journey to Tuft Tuesday evening to attend n valley meeting. Delegations are expected froth all the valley points and the Vlsalla council will preside at the meeting. Joseph Fitzgerald, district deputy, will make a report on the membership campaign now In progress. Member's will meet at the Knights of Columbus hull at fl:4C o'clock Tuesday evening to leave In a motor caravan for tho Went Side. Last round in the first annual Kern county amateur contract nnd auction bridge tournament, being staged at the Elks Club under the auspices of the Bakersfleld Lodge, No. 266, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, will be held next Wednesday night, beginning at 8 p. m. Two rounds have been staged thus far with success and the last one on Wednesday probably will bo featured by many upsets, members of the committee In charge agree. McFarland Men LeaH George Buckingham and Charles Furthingham of McFarland hold the auction lead »wlth 4914, points pin-*, followed by Virgil C. Johnson and Ivan Bradley with 3P54 points, and H. R. Drummond and A. K. Baldwin with 2989 points. The two McFarland bridge "slickers" have held tlielr lead from the first deal of the cards In the tournament, and unless their luck runs out, they are expected to finish tn first place, although there may be some changes In the order of second and third place winners ' In the auction group, due to the bunched scores. Contract Scores Frank Jeppl nnd Allan Pealrs, with an even 10,000 points plus, are lead- Ing In the contract division. Malcolm Brock and Garnett Adams, with a total of 6010 points, are In second place, and are trailed by H. H. R. Hunt nnd Hilton Warren, who possess 3SOO points. Cups will be awarded to each member of the winning teams In both playing sections and cash prizes will be awarded for those who score high points In the third evening's play. DEATH TAKES NAM James E. Clark, V. Nicholson Victims of Crashes on Highways of Kern (ConHnuttl From Page One) He leaves a widow, Mrs. Olive Nicholson, who • resides at Fourth street nnd Union avenue. He also Is survived by one son and four stepchildren. They are David, John, Scott and Alice Deauchamp, and Charles Nicholson. The body Is at Payne & Son chapel. Bailey Is recovering: at Kern General Hospital. Five Injured Spoon, his wife and three children were rldltiK In the family automobile and returning to their home at But- tonwlllow, when the vehicle crashed Into the rear of a truck 6n the Hose- dale highway 12 miles west of liakers- fleld. The truck driver was not hurt. The father Is nt Mercy Hospital. Tho mother and three children are at San Joaquln Hospital. Montoyo. nncl Hernandez, laborers, were hurt when their automobile overturned at Fourth street and Union avenue. They were Riven treatment for their Injuries at Kern General Hospital nnd released. W ITH the worst snow storm of the season burying the mountain district to the south and west of Bakersfleld under many Inches of snow, the Ridge route highway was closed to all traffic late today by California highway patrol, while snowplowa gnawed and pushed their way through the ever-Increasing mass In an effort to clear the artery. Snow began falling In the Lebec and Sandberg districts early this morning and shortly after noon the storm increased In such fury that travel was Impossible. Captain Roy Oalyen ordered the Ridge closed from this end and but a few minutes later reports to the Automobile Club of Southern California indicated* it, had been closed by Los Angeles highway patrolmen from the other*end, also. Traffic was being maintained over the Tehachapl highway. There was 4 inches of snow on the ground between Monolith and Mojave, the auto club said, but the Ridge route was bearing the brunt of the storm, with 18 inches at many points. The entire county's brief .spell of sunshine was replaced by leaden' sklen continued showers, but any dls- forts to the populace were forgot- In tho realization of great benefits to farmers and stockmen. 'In Bakersfleld at a late hour the rain had reached .40 of an Inch, bringing the total for the season to 2.54 Inches, as compared with 4.71 Inches at this date last year. In other sections of the county accurate llgures were not available, the rain In most districts having begun after the early morning readings were taken. Rosedale reported .02 of an Inch, Buena Vista, .0!) and In other districts the rain apparently was falling In proportions similar to Bakers- fleld's precipitation. Rain Badly Needed Agricultural experts said the rain wan "very badly needed" and that nothing but good could come from tho storm. Morning nlr traffic was somewhat delayed and highway travel was matte hazardous until the rain Increased In quantity sufficient to wash away accumulated dust. Light snow was falling during the morning hours 1n the higher mountain sections. , CEASE PUBLICATION OF E tn The GaHforntan) Retired Farmer of This County Passes Joh Frederick . Carlflon, 83, retired farmer, died yesterday at a local hospital. He had resided In Kern county for 30 years, He leaves a daughter, Mrs, Ellen Ward, of Bukersfleld, and a sister, Mrs, Emily Peterson of Ohio. Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a, m. at the Doughty - CiUhoun - O'Meara chnpel. Intor'mont will be in Union cemetery. School Fanners Will Send Hogs to Valley Show Future Farmer units at Bakers, field and other high schools throughout the San Joaquln valley will bs permitted to send thrse head of hogs each to the "promotion bred sow sale," to be con. ducted at Stockton by the Call, fornla Swine Breeders' Association, on February 17, according to announcement today by U. J. Banks, member of the Kern County Union High School agriculture department staff" and vice-president of the association. During the course of the sale, Mr. Banks stated, » demonstration of the value of'the approved type barrows a* compared to the common run of hogs will be made. Mrs. Henrietta Plrch, 36, native of Bakersfleld, died Sunday at a local hospital. She is survived by a son, Benjamin Larson; a mother, Mrs. Margaret Qcrges; a sister, Mrs. Pete Grlmaufl; three brothers, Alex, Armnnd and Eu- fone Berges, all of Bakersfleld; a tilece, Mrs. Albert Davis of Wheeler Ridge; a nephew, Pete *Grlmaud of Bakersfleld, nnd an uncle, Baptlste Berges, of Bakersfield. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9 a. in. at the St. Francis Church. Interment will be In the family plot at Union cemetery. The remains are at Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara chapel. Silver Tea Will Be Held Friday Circle No. 2 of Trinity Methodist churrh will entertain at a silver tea at the home of Mrs. A.'E. Abbott, 010 Monterey street, Friday afternoon, from 2 to 5 o'clock, It was decided at a meeting recently at tho home of Mrs. A. Caldwcll. Readings were presented by Barbara Caldwell and Barbara Doss; refreshments were in a St. Valentine motif. Members were Invited til the homo of Mrs. George Hunter, 207 Jefferson street for a session February 9 In the evening. FRESNO, Jan. 16.—Lack of advertising and circulation support was given as reason today for suspension of publication of The Fresno Tribune, whlch v nearly a year ago replaced The Fresno Republican nnd had been circulated as a morning paper throughout the central and southern San Joa- quln valley. The Tribune, according to announcement by tho McClatchy Publishing Company, will be replaced by a morning edition of The Fresno Bee and Republican, to bo published for street sale only. There will be no carrier service, the statement said. "After operating- The Tribune for almost a year with the benefit of all the economies that come from pub- Hcntlon in The Bee building and tho 'use of Its equipment," the owners said, "we nre convinced that there Is at this time no fleld for a successful morning paper In Fresno. That reason and that one alone has dictated the necessity of temporarily, at least, suspending The Tribune." ENTIRE VALLEY IN PATH OF RAINSTORM FRESNO, Jan. 36. (U. P.)—Rain, "sufficient to do some good," fell in tho San Jnnquln valley last night and today, ending a protracted dry spell which followed the first fall of raln.s several weeks ago. The rainfall ranged from .54 Inch at Coallnga to .45 Inch ut Merced, .18 at Fresno, .25 at Flrebaugh, .45 at Ple- dra, .40 at Lindsay nnd .15 at Portor- vllle, according to the United States Weather Bureau here. Temperatures itinged around 43 do- erees. Air Mail Continues Fine Performances Continuing to keep up their record for winter flylnp efficiency, mall- passenger-expresK planes of United Air Lines operating between Seattle, Bukerxfleld and Snn Diego, completed 174,062 miles of the total of 182,900 miles scheduled for them by the post office department In December, according to officials of the company. The percentage was 05.16, according to H. G. Donaldson, local manager for Pacific Air Transport, subsidiary of United Air Lines. Mall shipments, materially increased by Christ man cards and gifts, totaled 28,648 pounds on the daylight and overnight HorvlccK, being In addition to a substantial traffic In passengers nnd express. HEAVY RAINS DRENCH SOUTHLAND AREAS LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16. (U. P.)— A downpour which at times reache torrential proportions swept over southern California today, bringing heavy snows In the mountains am even in the Mojave desert, where the Panamlnt range was blanketed li white. At noon, 1.06 inches of rain line fallen In Los Angeles, all but .08 n which had fallen since U a. m. li brought the season's totnl to 3.05 Inches. Snow reached far clown Into the foothills. Six Inches fell ut . Moun Wilson and live Inches at Lake Arrowhead, where winter sports events were aided. San LuU Oblspo reported .6-5 Inchei of rain, breaking the longest winte drought In many years, and saving local crops. The season's preclplta tlon there was 3.21 Inches, agalns 21.32 Inches last year ut this time. A strong gale from the south swep Los Angeles harbor today, causing fimair craft storm warnings to be hoisted. The gale reached a maximum of 48 miles an hour, and caused nnva shore boats operating to battleship row to cease operation. Breakers were ni-ashlng over the breakwater, and whltecnps were* run nlng far up the main channel. OnU .12 Inches of rain had fallen at noon during the periodical squalls. Thurman Makemson Sought by Brother • Police have been asked to aid in an effort to locate Thurman Makemson, last heard of In the Bakersfleld district. The request came from his brother, Kddle •Mukemson of El Centro, Calif. The missing man is C feet, 6 Inches In height, has light-colored hair and weighs about 135 or 140 pounds, tho communication said, ATTEND MISSION MEET DELANO, Jan. 16.—A delegation from the local Baptist church mn- tored to Bakersflold on Friday and attended the nil-day missionary conference of Baptist . churches of the Kern River Association ut the Calvary Baptist church. Oolrtg from here were .the Rev. Edgar N. Thorn, local pastor, Mrs. Thorn, Mr, nnd Mrs. J. W. Baxter, Mrs. Everett Rl- ordan, ,A. Strickland, Sol Mulllnu and Mrs. Fred Nelson. , -*INFANT DIES Mlyoyo Hashimoto, 7-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs, K. Hashimoto, died yesterday at tho family home at 1008 Twentieth street. The .body Is at tho DouBhty-Calhoun-O'Moara chapol. Stockdale Academy Rates Are Reduced Reduced rates nt the Stockdale Riding Academy are expected to Increase the popularity of riding here. It was announced today that tho charge Is now 75 cents for the first hour and 50 cents for each additional hour thereafter. A student rate of 00 cents an hour IN nAulo for riding at the enclosure of the academy. Fine, gentle horses, and western or English raddles are available and appointments may be made by telephoning 8735-J-2. WEST BABE BORN Mr. and Mr.i. H. A. West, of 721 Monterey street, are being congratulated upon the birth of their first child. Phyllis Jean West, a daughter, was born Saturday, January 14, at the Allen Maternity Home. The mother was the former Ruby Mayfleld. BAILEY GAINING Ray Bailey, district attorney, who was burned on his logs recently at COBO Hot Springs, ra reported to bo doing well by attaches at his office, He Is being attended at tho county hospital / Will File Application With Reconstruction Finance Corp. for Loan Kern county hopes to secure ?3oO,000 s a federnl loan under the Reconstruction Finance Corporation nnd to- lay received forms for the application*' rom Senator James T. Wagy, Ch.alr-' man Perry Brlte, of the Board of Supervisors announced. This money, f It Is obtained for Kern county will. ie used for public works nnd will give employment to many men, providing he loan Is approved. Chairman Brlte said the loan, provided It IH obtained, will mean no in- rease In tuxes here, hut will be n. great economic blessing In that it will ie the means of giving men employ- nent. Many Seek Work There are some 3000 applications for lobs In this county, according to the statistic!) of the welfare department. Mr. Brlte and other members of the lioard will employ all their efforts to obtaining u .share of this federal money for use In Kern county. Permission will be given insurance companies by the supervisors here to Inspect tho county treasury, books, in connection with the robbery last year of $31,000 from the county treasury. Insurance Loss The higher courts of the state have hold that Kern county is responsible for the money stolen, which belonged to the Buena Vista Water Storage District. This means, according to W. A. McGinn, civil deputy of the district attorney's office that the county will call upon Its burglary and theft Insurance to make good the loss. Tulare county has asked for a copy of the Kern county milk Inspection ordinance, presumably to bo used ns a model for a similar ordinance In tho northern county. The board will supply tho northern supervisors with a copy of the local ordinance. i BAKERSRELD LIONS VOTJPMUE Members of the Bukersfleld Lions Club with their wives made a pilgrimage to Portervllle Saturday evening as guests at the unnujil ladles' night event of the Portervllle Lions held nt the Portervllle Woman's Club. In addition to entertainment furnished by the Portervllle den, Dick Lowe of this city gave several xylophone and accordion numbers. A return visit by the Portei'ville> members Is planned some time next month, at a similar affair to be sponsored by the local Lions. Those who* made the trip Included President and Mrs. William E. Patrick, Messrs. ami Mesdames C. F. Baker, R. A. Anderson, D. K. Good, Frank Harrison, S. T. Lynn, I. c. Olsen, Glen Stow, Dr. and Mrs. E. H. van Meter, Frank Lowe and Dick Lowe. The Journey was made In a motor bus. Hume to Address Teachers^Club Here Samuel J, Hume, executive secretary of the Council on Foreign Relations, will be the speaker when the monthly mooting of tho Bakersfleld Teachers' Club In held at the Kmer-. son School auditorium Tuesday afternoon ut 4 o'clock. Secretary Hume was formerly connected with the University of California, and has traveled widely. Officers of the club are making a special effort to see that all members nre present. Mrs. Hallle Hoy will •preside. t A. U. S. W. V. PARTY Harriet A. Shafter Auxiliary, U. S. W. V., held the second of a series of parties nt Olldnle Community hall Saturday night. Prizes were won by Mrs. Rose Helner, Mrs.' Harvey Shafter and Mrs. Norma Austin; Messrs. J. 10. Ketchem, Walter Cooper nnd J. M. Galloway, and tho guest prize, Mrs. Bertha Fenton. Another will bo JneM Saturday night with Mrs. Dora C'ooper as hostess, assisted by Mrs. Grape Hussen. Mrs. Bertha Fenton presided ns hostess Saturday. O. E. S. TO MEET TAFT, Jan. 16.—Taft Chapter No. 337, Order Eastern Star, will meet in regular session Tuesday nl^ht at Masonic temple. Following a .short bust- ness session In the lodge room, an old-fashioned party will lie offered as entertainment In the banquet room. Refreshments will follow. Mrs. Eunice Skeen will have charge of the entertainment and Mrs. Gladys Cooper will head the refreshment committee. THE CALIFORNIAN OFFERS A MAP OF THE SOVIET UNION In the old days Russia was a land of glamour and romance. Today there is no Russia, and Instead there is the land of mystery and to many a land of menace. Whatever Americans think of the Soviet, they know less that Is authoritative and dependable about the country than they know of any of the major countries of the world. This map has been prepared to provide accurate geographical and political and commercial data that are ns official as It Is possible to procure. Copies of tho map may be secured only through the Bakersfleld Calitor- nlun's Washington Information Bureau. Fill out and mall this coupon, em-losing 10 cents in coin securely wrapped. The Bakersfleld Californlan Information Bureau, Frederic J. Huskln, Director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 10 cents In coin (carefully wrapped) for n copy of the "Map of the Soviet Union." Name.. Street.. City State

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