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' ? K EDITORIALS -,; * T|flli' Action' contains'the latest 'i lobkl news.-world sports, edl- ; toeTals" A blj thfluW 'sejial • a«B netfs of general interest.' . PHONE 31 WANT ADS ClniMlfled Advertising Columns of The Bnkersfleld Calif ornlu'n close .promptly at 11 o'clock a. m. every day. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIEL0, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1933 PAGES 9 TO 14 WAGE CUT DELAYED AFTER STORMY SESSION '* ...* '*' ,'•# # ?iv& Bakersfield to Be Host at Convention of 800 Kiwanians .#' '•*" * REPORT ALMOST INCH OF RAIN DURING STORM HEAVY MOUNTAIN AREAS OF ^COUNTY Motor Stages and Air Lines Halted by Weather; Ridge Almost Iijipassable R BAKERSFIELD TOTAL 3.11 Southern California Ready for Additional Damp Weather, Predict LATE BULLETIN Motor travel over the Ridge Route between Bakersfleld and Los Angeles was resumed late today, a considerable portion of the snow having been cleared .away, but officials advised careful driving and the use of tire .chains. 'ITH almost an Inch of rain reported in Bakersfleld and other lowland areas trlcts choked and mountain dis- with snow. Kern FRUITS, NUTS ON LONE TREE *' • * * * * * * * •*• * *.' .* A Old Family Custom Explained "PINK ELEPHANTS" OBSOLETE SETTLEMENT OF GARBAGE DISPUTE county had cause for jubilance to day as the storm declared by agrl cultural authorities to be the most beneficial of the 1932-33 season showed no immediate sign of end ing. Disruption of stage and air line schedules, virtual blocking of highway traffic between Bakersfleld .and the south and the cutting off of tele phone and telegraph communication with mountain communities' to thi east caused considerable annoyanc but no damage that was not moru than balanced by the benefits of the storm. .92 of Inch Here * Bakersfleld, since 7 o'clock Monday morning, has received .92 of an Inch bringing the total for the season to 3.JI inches and virtually turning subnormal year Into a normal one as fjw as rainfall Is concerned. At thlf date last year the total was 4.7: Inches. Heaviest rainfall of any Kern local Ity was reported here. Rosedale re celved .7S of 'an Inch; Famosa, .60 Stockdale, .82;, Lakeside, .88 and Bu ejia Vista, .64,' according'to the Ken County Land Company's weather bu ' reau. Light snow fell In Bakersfleld, Taf and other communities of the vnlle during the night but melted . a ifulckly as It hit the raln-sooke< earth. In the Hldgo Houte district, -wher the worst snowstorm of the seaso was reported In progress late Monday conditions were little, better today. Ridge Dangerous • Xormnn Thompson, branch man ager of the A'utomoblle Chib.of Southern California, said he had been ad- Vised by the state highway department that traye! over the ridge Is "possible with chains," but that virtually no cars are attempting It. i No. stages Were being sent over the route with passengers this morning. Reports said the snow was from 18 inches to 2 feet deep. AH ^telephone lines to Tehnchapl were out. Southern Pacific railroad plugged a telegraph line through after its regular line had gone out nnd received a report that heavy snow was falling with 9 inches on the ground at Woodford and 11 inches at Te- hachapl. Whether cars were getting through or not could not be ascertained at a late hour. .• ',£. Snow Tailing Snow has been falling spasmodically" In the Kernvlllo and Greenhorn mountain dlslrlct since Sunday night and the former community's rainfall tiftal was boosted to 1.D2 .inches for tho season, as compared with 9,27 at this date lust year. There was a foot of snow on Greenhorn Monday. Delano reported .04 of an Inch of rain Monday, bringing the total for . the season to 1.39 Inches as compared with 6.21 Inches last year at this date. Wheat farmers who are dependent upon the rainfall for their crops reported they are "greatly encouraged." Taft reported .B4 of an inch of rain, boosting the total for tho season to 2.D5 Inches. With only 2.04 Inches at this date last yuar, Taft Is one of tho few communities In the state to report an increase this season over last. During Monday a heavy snow fell In the West Side oil capital and on tho foothills but did not last. FORECAST ADDITIONAL RAIN IN SOUTHLAND LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17. (U. P.)— The most beneficial storm to visit southern California in several seasons had moved east Into Nevada, southern Utah and northern Arizona to- djty, but the weather bureau saw Increasing cloudiness tomorrow with the possibility of further rainfall. Scattered ihowers may fall today, it was predicted. ,,,:Not only was the downpour heavy and general, but heavy snows fell In the mountains. At Mt, Wilson, 19 intones of new snow was recorded, with 25 Inches now on the level. Mt. Wilson also recorded the treatofct precipitation for the storm, 6.73 Inches. Pasadena had 4.23 inches •for tho storm, while 8.76,Inchon fell In , L'os Angeles, City. County flood control, illations reported an average fall of 3.00 Inches In Uio mountain district.' EGULARLY each season, and frequently between .seasons, the con- Irmed movie addict must watch the tntlcs of the comedian chef who ex- racts coffee, soup and nuts, plus his lat and coat, all from the same con- alner. It Is one of the most vener- iblo laugh-getters In the films. But Harry Holmes, director of hor- leultural study In the agriculture de- mrtment of Kern County Union High School, now comes forward In all ser- ousness to go the movie monarcha one better. He suggests that for the average city family with its average two-by-four back yard, the most economical and serviceable tree !• one which produce* .apricots, plums, peaches and'almonds, all at the same time. It sounds like another verse to "Pink Elephants," but In reality It's an old horticultural custom. Mr. Holmes comments, "A whole tree of any one fruit Is usually more than one family may use to ad\;an- tage. A good practice, and one which will prevent so much crowding In the year Is to grow several kinds upon one tree. For instance. It is entirely possible to grow .apricots, v plums, peaches and almonds all upon tho same tree. "Or one may have an early eating peach and a mldscason canning peach on the same tree. Usually someone can be found who would be willing to perform this simple operation of budding or grafting." * This is the time of year when lyir. Holmes takes his 85 horticultural students out . to the orchard* and vineyards of the high school laboratory farm and gives them instruction in the art of pruning. TfjBre Is more to the task than going at the trees and vines as If they were In. ne.ed of a haircut, he asserts, • "As winter approaches and the leaves begin to fall off our fruit trees In the back yard, we feel that urge to get busy with the pruning shears and saw, to reduce the amount of wood on .hose trees. We have seen our nelgh- jor do It for years; <we have driven nto the country and have seen orchards getting .their yearly pruning, so we have'habitually whacked up our .rees each winter because it seemed to be the thing to do. "How many of us, I wonder, have sat down to reason out just why this winter pruning, and to reason out just tow It should be done to give the best results. "The annual pruning should be an operation to open up the tree to admit sunlight; to decrease the amount of fruit buds on the tree; to clean out diseased and dead wood, anil to promote new growth In our trees so that good fruit wood may be coming on continually for a long period of years. "To promote more growth and tile proper kind of growth, do not stub your trees, put ihin out :md cut to laterals. A rule of pruning should be, always cut back to another limb so that this smaller lateral may take up the growth and prevent the development of so many long vigorous shoots. "As .the tree gets older it may be pruned as severely -as necessary to promotft continued good fruiting. The amount of pruning depends upon the length of life of the fruiting woqd on the tree. Peaches'bear almost entirely upon the past year's new growth so they need be pruned most severely In order to promote . this new growth and then to thin part of It out. . "The apricot bears upon ne growth and -upon short spurts which remain fruitful, for two to four years They; then, do not need 'quite: as se vere pruning as the peach,.for some of their' fruit 'wood' is carried ove from year to ' year In fruit spurs Trees, as the apple • and pear, which have spurs'which" may be fruitful fo 12 or IB years, need relatively llttl annual pruning. "Always make the cuts so that the surface of the wound Is nearly parallel with the limb left on. Cut close so that no short stub Is left to die back or send out water sproute." • Councilmen Agree to Insert Clause Asked by Group of ; Restaurant Men YOUTH IS FACING REGISTERED COWS KIDNAPING COUNT SET Girl Accuses Cotton Picker of Attempt to Force Her to Drive to L. A. Ks- was ("Special to The CaHfornian) DRLANO. Jan. 17.—Lorenzo :arza, 24, Plxley cotton picker, arraigned before Justice L. K. Pryor lere yesterday, on a charge of "attempted kidnaping," and was returned to jnll to'await a preliminary hearing. ISstarza Is accused of an attempt to 'orce -Beatrice Sllva, 22, comely Plx- ey girl, to accompany him to Los Angeles and marry him by force. According to Chief of Police Austin Reynolds of Delano, the girl came to Delano several days ago to visit an uncle. When she arrived In town In tier automobile, Kstarza allegedly forced his way Into the machine, made tier drive the car outside of the city and told her to continue to Los Angeles, where they would be.married. The girl refused, the police chief said, and Estarza then took the, wheel of the machine and started for Los Angeles. When Pond waa reached, he stopped for gasoline, and the girl ran for the shelter of the"' service station. Estarza fled, urday. He was arrested Sat- Folks and Facts * * * * * + Bits of Hotel Gossip * * * * * * Local Brevities Miss Claire Davis of Los Angeles YosninHo'd 1933 snow queen, Is a Bnli- erstleld visitor, stopping at Hotel Padre while awaiting Improved weather over the ridge. W. O. Miller and Marvin Fry, Pacine Telephone and Telegraph Com pany teletype experts are reglstcrec at the Padre from their Sacramento headquarters. John U. Berry, DeSoto Motors Com pany representative, and Mrs. Berry are stopping at the Padre while vis Itlng In the city. . Among Fresno commercial traveler registered at the Padre are W. H Davis of Proctor & Gamble Company ''and W. H. Jones of Blue Ribbon Mai Company. Floyd F, Harris, representing th Automobile Club of Southern Coll fornla, Los Angeles office, Is. a Bak ersfleld visitor, stopping- at Hotel E Tejon, Townsend Jerseys Produce Huge Amount of Dutterfut During 12 Months EXPECT ACTION MONDAY Sheriff's Gars Will Carry Radios to Receive All Police Warnings CETTLEMENT of the Bakersfleld garbage collection and disposal problem reached the. home stretch last night when members of the Bahersfleld City Council and hotel and restaurant operators arrived at an agreement on a troublesome clause In the proposed ordinance which has been delaying adoption of the legal Instrument for several weeks. The hotel find restaurant men asjced fbr a clause In the ordinance which will give anyone free haulage of rubbish If they have 10 gallons or more garbage dally. Members of the council slgnlflec their approval of the suggestion, and upon a motion by Councilman.Martin City Attorney Walter Osborn was Instructed, tq. prepare the final Instrument for 'adoption at tho regular meeting next'Monday. Plan 'Radio Cars Additional police protection for outlying districts of Bakersfleld scdur recently by holdup men loomed when Supervisor Charles 'Wlmmer of 'tlie Flfth,,dlstrioi reported that the county Intends to provide sheriff cars with radios 'and asked if tho city wll broadcast any caHs required by thi county. Members of the council heartily agreed with the suggestion. Deputies .'of the sheriff's office will have ulcker "reports on crimes when the adlos are installed In their automb- lles. Busy. Session Attorney Henry Mack, at the meet ng to present a suggestion that tho Ity adopt a zoning ordinance for the ew Golden State highway similar to ne possessed by the county, was uri ble to present his petition becausi f the time required to discuss thi age-cut plan, and he announced he ould return next Monday night. : Bids for sale of approximately ftoOi arrels of oil to the city during thi urrent'calendar year were laid on th' able ft>r a week. Adding further proof to the conten- lon that * us a whole registered cows are higher producers than grade animals, C. W. Townsend's herd of reg- stered Jerseys headed tho cow, test- ng association here last year with un verage production of 447.1 pounds of mtterfat per cow, according to H. T. Strong, assistant farm adviser. Tho records of 63,000 registered and 07,000 grade cows in the • United States showed that tho purebred animals produced 27 pounds more fat per ear than did the grade cows. Further analysis of tho Townsend lord, according to Mr. Strong, shows :hnt out of 'seven cows in the herd, three produced over BOO pounds of fat and two more went over the 400-pound mark. This is an exceptional record and can be obtained only by good }reedin(T, feeding and proper management of the herd, he said. Mr. Townsend has been a member of the cow testing association ever since he has seen In the dairy business and, attributes much of his success to the fact. Directors of tho cow testing association, which held Its annual meeting this month, are preparing plans for the work of the association this year. Cow testing Is hold particularly valuable during these times when an accurate knowledge of tho productive cost'of butterfat.is of great Importance to the farmer. Harvey J. Levett of Redpndo,-Wash., ivas. recuperating ,at .Ke}rn' General Hospital today from the effects of arbon monoxide poisoning, suffered' ast night while-riding on a passenger stage near Lancaster. Driver of he machine, It was reported, lighted a heater In the giant vehicle, and nf- ected by fumes, piloted the stage nto a ditch. No one was Injured but Kerchen Will Speak Before Labor Group J. L. Kerchen, director of workers education for the state of California will deliver the first of.tt series of lectures on economic subjects before Kern County Labor Council tonight. Mr. Kerchen will speak at 8 p. m His talk will precede the regular bus Ineas session of tho labor body. This arrangement Is made so that the gen eral public may hear the talk, accord Ing to labor officials. An Invitation is'extended to all who are Interostei to attend. Services Held for Mrs. Ida Matthews v Funeral rites were conducted toda; at Payne & Son chapel for Mrs. Id Matthews, 25, who died Saturday. Sh was the wife of A. D. Matthews. Rev B. L.TTlowe officiated. Don Splllma was soloist and was accompanied a tho organ by his wife. Body of th matron 'wait 'Interred In tho' famll plot-at"Union cemetery! , JACKMbKGAN HIT BY CYCLE; ARM BROKEN Struok down by a motorcycle at he walked 'across the Intersection of Eighteenth and K streets, Jack Morgan, for more than 48 years a wall-Mown. Baker.sfleld character, was painfully Injured Monday evening.' A' Fllcklnger ambulance rushed him to Kern General Hospital where examination revealed a broken arm and bad bruises but no critical .Injuries. ' The motorcycle was ridden by Leonard Alair, 1850 Blanche street, police reported,' He was not.held. BE HEM FALL Deport, 133 Clubs of Nevada and California Slaved to Send Delegates WILL FORMULATE PLANS IS FATAL FOR MARY SPOON Butlonwillow Matron Dies at Hospital; Rites for Nicholson Set Mrs. Mary Spoon, 32, who was Injured In it week-end automobile Accident which went horself, husband and three children to hospitals, died today. , Her liiiHband, John 15. Spoon, elec- trlolun for Miller & T..UX at Buttonwillow, remains at Mercy Hospital for treatment .of broken huiicK and eye Injuries. Lois and Jean, two of tho Injured daughters, have been returned to their home at Buttonwillow, but Dunne, the third child, remains at San Joaquln Hospital, > , Mrs. Spoon was a member of the Parent Teacher Association* at But tonwlllow. In addition to the husbanc and children she fs survived by mother, Mrs. Annie McBnroe, and tw sisters, Mrs. Julia Evans of New Jer sey and'Mrs. Amos Williams of Oak land. Funeral arrangements are Incom plete. Doughty-Culhoun-O'Meara 'elm pel will be In charge. * NICHOLSON SERVICES PLANNED TOMORROW ' Funeral rites for Vernon J. Nlch olson, 4!>, who died Sunday night In traffic accident, _ will , be conducte Wednesday at 2 p. in. at the Payne 'i Son chapel. He was a. mem her of th electricians' union. The,body. will b Interred In Union cemetery. JAMES CLARK RITES TO BE SET LATER . Funeral rites for James 12. Clark automobile ' dealer who was klllo | Sunday night In a traffic accident, ha | not been- announced at a late hou I today. Attaches nt the FHcklnge ' chapel reported that word from tw sisters and- a v father In Kansas I awaited before the hour for the fu lierul services will be Used. , ' 4 » » : Father, Son Injured in Traffic Accident Kniest and James Huff, father and son, of Delano, were brought to Kern Qenernl Hospital" last nlRht, for treatment of Injuries received In a Sunday automobile- accident. The father re- -••/ ORGANIZATION OF BUSINESS MEN GRANTED TWO WEEKS OF BUDGET; 200 PACK COUNCIL ROOMS OROBABLY the stormiest session staged by the Bakersfleld City Value of Holding Conclave B ,evett was found to bo suffering from I celved a fractured Jaw. The son's >olsonlng. He will recover. I chest Was Injured. Arvin Boosters Seek Law to Protect Wild Flowers OONSTITUTIKG. the first expression of what the sponsors expect to bo a powerful sentiment to protect Kern county's wild flowers, a resolution was passed last night at a meeting of the JJear Mountain Boosters' Club at Arvln. Other service clubs will bo given an opportunity to express the opinion of their members later, but It Is significant that. the first definite stop taken petitioning tho county supervisors to pass un ordinance protecting tho flowers against wanton destruction and making It unlawful to pick certain rare flowers except .for educational purposes,. comes from the organization which sponsored the first wtldflower 13, 1827. festival In Arvln, March According to members.of the wildflower committee of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce, Edwin J, Symmes, L. B. Nourse and L.. A. Burtch, who attended last .night's meeting, Kern Is one of 'the few counties In the slate which- has no ordinance of the kind. As a result, persons from outside counties are free to > enter Kern and ravage desert, mountain slope or mesa of desert holly, rare cacti, yucca, snow' plant, Joshua tree, tiger Illy, Kern county cypress, purpus, larkspur, dogwood, adobe Illy, bitter-root, Murlposa Illy and Clurkla • Xantlaiia, all of which,, for reasons of rarity or the fact they grow In this community only, the committee members believe should be protected. Sponsors of tho movement are making 11 plain that thoro Is no',wish to prevent people from picking common wild flowers. 1 , Two'llluBtratlonH'hiive boeh'glvcn to show tho'lioed of such an ordinance. Qne Is tho common cacti east ersfjelcl In the sand tmt and In' Cult- ento Wash, growing notwheiu In tho world In. Its native state, but* here. ' Tho othep IB desert holly, which ueoplo from other counties may come In and • pick at their. fancy. in This City * Outlined During Meeting AKERSFIKLD will be host next 'fall to from 600 to 800 visiting lubmon representing 133 Klwanis Hubs of California and Nevada, according to announcement by John t. Huff, president of Bakersfleld Kiwanls Chib, which will be host organization during the annual convention of the California-Nevada district. The big conclave will be leld in this city November 3 and 4. Some Idea of the value of tho con- 'erence to Bakersfluld may be gained by figures released recently by the Ivic Commercial Association, which Indicate that each delegate to this city is worth $14 In "new" money for eni'h flay spent here, At that rate tho approximately 70Q delegates will leave 119,600 In cash registers here. Additional Value In addition, the city will be wcl publicized by the visitors upon their return to their homes, and In th press of two states, while the good will created by their visit cannot bi calculated In dollars nn;l cents, Pres ident 'Huff pointed out. Jubilant over Bakcrsflold's succesi In bidding for the choice convention members of the club already are male ing 'skeleton plans to accommodate the visitors. Formation of commit tees to make the thousand and om necessary arrangements Is the firs consideration of club officials In orde: that not a singlo detail may mar thi visit' of tho delegates In Bakersfleld President Huff presented Bakers field's 'bid for the annual district con clave when he attended n meeting o •the ; "President's conference" In San Luis Ob'lspo. ' Boys' Problem With word of this city's success h securing, the convention,. Preslden Huff also returned with another equally Interesting topic—the club's attitude toward the development of serviceable . citizenship. He i pointed 6ut that one of the most extensive fields for this type of civic'endeavor lies In .assisting the 250,000 • vagrant youths who aro now roaming the country'wlthout a home or a job,'and who are as much nomads as Indians who roved the plains decades ago. Cooperation of K|wunls Clubs,'and, other similar, organizations, may bo .sought In : an effort to assist ln : . the work- of aiding .the .wandering, bands of boys, many, of whom have started, stopped r visited Bakersfleld, ho reported. •.'.'... Pitiful Conditions During- the club meeting .yesterday, Alfred Ames, • superintendent of child velfnre, . showed pictures of scenes which ho encounters during routine vork of his office. Individuals representing, .cross-sections of humanity, ivjng in the worst typo of surround- were depicted. Roofs, floors, ilumblng and other equipments which he ordinary citizen considers more of i necessity than a luxury, were mlss- ng In the photographs. ''.'Their. standards of living steadily 'all lower aii<T lower," he said, and pointed put that they present a tremendous field of endeavor with which the welfare department Is faced. Patrick Reports Itnlph Patrick, chairman of the club's 'underprivileged children's committee, presided at tho meeting. He told of the club's work to aid children A Council in many yearn was held last night when factions opposing' and favoring tho proposed slash of 25 per cent in the pay of municipal employes—and a third faction asking for a time delay to preclude lasty action, crowded the council chambers to voice their opinions on he subject or to listen with attention to the discussions. After the hubbub bad subsided, members of the council agreed to a im'e delay of two weeks, to permit a committee of members of th'e Merchants Association of Bakersneld an opportunity to scrutinize the judget and possibly locate an avenue for economies • in the cost of operating the city government—•$ other than through a 'drastic cut in pay for the community's employes. "With Mr. Symmes, Lyman Benson of the junior college botany department and others at work, a list of COO Kern flowers Is being compiled, to bo ready before the current flower season. An attempt Is being-made to confine the list to flowers with vommon names. Main points of. the resolution, .to be presented to the Board of Supervisors over the signature of.' It. L. Thuyer, president of tho Bear Mountain Club, and II. R.. Scat, aecretary, follow: • Whereon: The great wlldf lower fields. In, Kern county are. atnongi the last extensive stands of wild flowers remaining in. tho state, and. Whereas: • These . wlldflower fields are the. greatest, present a,sset which Kern county 'possesses, and Whereas: There are In Kern county a number of species of rare plants which exist In no other area, anc which are of special Interest to educational institutions, "and Whereas: These rare plants must continue to exlBt in their native surroundings ' or the final Identlllcutloi •for their species wlU be lost, and Whereas: .The existence of these flowers IB threatened by wanton destruction and Indiscriminate picking Therefore, be It resolved: That Bear Mountain Boosters Club of Arvln petition the Kern County Board of 8u- persoru to will pans an „ ordinance whlct 1. .Protect' itio wild flowers of Kern county against destruction. z: Mako it unlawful to pick cerlali rare flowdrs, unless permitted to do for 1 educational purposes. during tho past s|x months. "MoBt of the work Is done through tho .school welfare department," ho said, and gave much credit to tho work ibelng done by Mr. Ames and John Compton. Hawthorne, Longfellow, Washington and Jefferson schools are |n,stltutltlons where children nru In particular need of assistance, he reported. ' Club shiglng for the day was led by Norman P. Thompson. He was accompanied at the piano by Dr. Krnest Zlmmor. Machine Hits Truck; Coast Matron Hurl Mrs. Joe McDuffln of Santa Maria was Injured last evening when un automobile operated by her husband crashed Into the rear of a truck, 20 miles west of McKlttrlck. Her face wu« cut. , She received treatmont ut Bakersflold Emergency Hospital, The husband escaped with minor Injuries. J. F. Carlson Rites Are Conducted Here Funeral services wore conducted to day at the Doughty-Calhoun-O'Mean chape! for Joh Fre'dorlek Carlson, 83 who died Monday. Interment was ii Union cemetery. Rov. Charles Oplc officiated. Two hundred citizens, including men and women,- and representative of capital, labor and unemployed, were in attendance. They booed, ^hooted or'applauded speakers at will, and defled the efforts of Mayor Harry' Headen to eliminate the Interjection of personalities nto tho speeches. Reads .Proposals E. H. Whltei president of tho Taxpayers' Protective League, read a lengthy prepared statement, In,which was advocated u pay cut ot 25 per cent for city employes, and which also embodied serious charges against city employes. His statement • lust night was several thousand words long. It suggested "stnggerlnp" of employment, consolidation of clt,y and county assessor office Held employes, and awarding of contracts fotf'park maintenance' and -approved 1 tho plan to award .the garbage collection and disposal to a reliable.firm pr individual. Tyhlte 1 rellern(ca .the tax league's opinion that some, members' of the city fire and police' departments are "un- American." Fire Chief Phil Plfer answered tho charge. Denl.es Charge "I speak in defense of the firemen of Bakersfleld/' he. said quietly. "F defy any person In this audience, or In this city, to prove ,th.e charge that there.'Is an' un-American In our ranks!'-' ' . ' He asked each member of the city council the question, ".Do you bellevo us un-American?". In each Instance the answer was'"No."> Turning to the audience, he asked, ''Is there anyone iero'who •bBl1eves'WB*.unr American and an .prove the point?".. No one an- wered. '-..'.'' John F. O'NoIll, manager of th« rlerchantH Association of llakersfleld, who presented i the time dulay reciuest or'his'organization, rose to his foot and said: '.••"'. ''I want to clear the 'city employes of tho 'charge ,that they arc boycot- Ing the', merchants. We huvo faith In he city employes, Thoy 'Are not out- aws," traitors, un-Amerlcuns - or any of the other vicious characters a* charced!" . State's' Position Referring to th«" petition for a time delay Manager 'O'NoIll, said, "Wo aro n accord that economy Is necessary ind that:possibly a substantial reduc- 1cm will have to 'be made In the ludget. However, we do not believe hat salary reductions should take place until It Is determined that .the salary. Item Is the only place where economy, can be effected. .When It Is determined whether or not reductions an be made on other IWms nnd the proposed budget decrease established, then could be determined whether salary reductions are necessary, and f found necessary, a uniform decrease ipplled t'p ; .all, rather* than a G per cent'cut for'some'and 20 per cent for others." ' Cribble Protests Fred L, Grlbblp, prominent in con- irnctlnc circles and a member of the tax league which passed u resolution condemning the action of tho firemen mil the policemen* s,a|d: "In defcnxu of Fred Grlbble let me say that at no tlmo have I personally—or through any organization— allowed myself to utter charges of any city employe being un-American. I do not blamo anyone for fighting for' his good numo." Applause greeted his remarks. Henry Klssler spoke In favor of the !5 per ,cent pay cut suggested by tho tux league. Hunry lailx, merchant, Who declared that workers in hlu storo have not suffered rtuJucod pay, protested that wage cuts aro not thu proper inethods'of bolstering tho purchasing power of a community and said that drastic city salary reductions would react on tho pay schedules of persons employed .by private concerns. Others Opposed Sam White also protested the proposed action. F. W. Dickey, bearing a message both verbal and written from railroad Taborliilf men, denounced the suggested wage cut. Sam Fin- Kerhut compared the present situation with the "war hysteria" and offered the opinion Unit economies should be effected In u manner other than through drastic pay cuts. A lire man defended his action In returning merchandise to 'merchants with the statement. "I can't pay for the goods." E. H. White,' in his remarks, said that there wuu no.truth In tho statement that members of tho council made u "genilonmn'tr agreement" nut to make' additional pay cuts for the CALLED BY DEATH j ' - --.__ —_ -•. _ • , Plan Tffursday Services for Weil-Known Cattleman .=-*''of Buena Vista Death early today summoned W. "\V. PensliiKor. prominent rancher and cattle breeder of the Buena Vista district, a resident of Kern county for nearly all of the three score years since he came ns a child of 4 with his parents from their home In Michigan. Ho was 64 years of age. For the last 30 years lie .hajfl; rflado his home In tho Buena Vista ranch , where he died. His health had bean falling for tho last three years and his condition became critical last May when his Illness was complicated by heart trouble nnd rheumatism. Monday bo suffered a stroke of paralysis and failed to rally. Mr. PenslnRer was a prosperous rancher and Rained recognition among stock men as a breeder of Shorthorn Durham cattle. He had about 90 head, mostly registered stock, at tho time of his death. Ills mother, Mrs. Susan Penslnger, and a brother, Harry V. Penslngcr, preceded him In .death several years ago. Two brothers, M. C. PensinRer of San Diego and J. H. Penslngor of Buena A r lsta district; three sisters, Mrs. Emma McClellan of Rio Bravo, Mrs. Nellie Pitt of Inglcwood and Mrs. Ida McCrelght of Los Angeles, In addition to many nephews and nieces, survive him.' The body Is at Payne & Son chapel, where services will be conducted on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. .Too and Mildred Stocktill and Harold Haught, all students of the Bak- orsfleld Junior ColleKu, were Injured yesterday when their, automobile was involved In a collision with another automobile operated by H. F. Smith. The crush occurred at the Intersection of Truxtun avenue and C! street. Joe Stocktlll had scalp wounds. Miss Stocktill suffered bruises on her fore- liead and hand cuts, Haught received head bruises. .Smith was.not hurt. The three students were given medical attention at Bakersfleld Emergency Hospital. SERVICES HELD Funeral rites for Miyoyn Hashl- mota, Infant who died Sunday, wera held today at the Doughty-Calhoun- O'Meara chapel. Interment was In Union cemetery. (Continued on Pago Thirteen) t- PIGEON CLUB WILL ELECT EXECUTIVES E LECTION of officers will be an important feature of a meeting of the Kern Racing and Pigeon Club scheduled for Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock In the L, O. Doyle Grain Company office, 1501 O street. A talk on "Local Marketing Of Squabs," will be of particular Interest to all commercial squab raisers In the community, accord- Ing to Chester Barhani, pigeon fancier, and one of the founders' of the club. Information has besn received from several large local consumers that squabs are b«Jog shipped In from outside cities when Bakersfield raisers might be filling the- need, Mr. Barham said. The Brandt Racing Pigeon Trophy will be on display at the clubroom. All persops Interested In racing pigeons or pigeon raising are being urged to attend th« meeting and to join the organic*.* tlon. f '-:;

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