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••/v. ANT con tatn ft worjd Columns ernftold oneral PAGES 9 TO 14 BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, JA UARY 18, 1933 LOCAL SECTION \ Mo t o r cycle '*'>' ., .'. ^l^^ ^ to Be Staged at Famous - J:V - ' -. l> m^ * ' T LABOR GROUP Election Made Certain When • * , - / . , Nominations Close With T • Only One Candidate nua Private Funeral for Fire Victim to Be Thursday SALARY SLASH OPPOSED <;> Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Garde, 75, who died in flanies yesterday when her clothing Ignited, will be -held at 10:30 a. m. Thursday at the FMcklnger chapel, and ' will be private. The charred remains of the .elderly woman will be Interred In Union cemetery. Mrs. Garde was residing with her daughter, Mrs. Bertha McDon- ' aid, at 1725' Sixteenth street, and was alone at the time her cloth'* Ing Ignited from th« open flames of a gas heater. She rushed into the bathroom In a futile attempt to extinguish the fire wfth water. Her screams brought the daughter rushing Into the house, but by the time the daughter arrived, her mother was dead. Coroner N. C. Houie was to conduct an inquest late today. ELKS WILL HOLD CLARK SERVICES Held Thursday; Funeral for Nicholson Held r Keirn County Council Passes Resolution Against Plan to Cut City Wages l^LECTION of Prank H. Lowe, "member of the Musicians' local and former 'editor of the Labor Journal, as president of Kern County Labor Council became as$11 red last night when nominations for 1933 officers closed with Lowe the only nominee. Added highlight of this week's labor sen a ion was the passage o.f a resolution opposing proposed wago cuts for city employes. Pointing out that savings from wage cuts result in negligible reductions in tax bills, the resolution of the union delegates reads as follows: "Resolved, That Kern County Labor Council expresses Its opposition to any wage cuts tor city employes at this time. "We believe tliat wago cutting should tf* the last resort of uny employer, public or private, -as no hope for recovery can come from decrease of, workers' purchasing power. I No Tax Saving "We wish to point out that cutting i T _i_ ir...,^,.^! T»U™ of tfnges will mcun no tax saving at|^O«ge f lineral KltCS this time, since the tax rate for the current year is alroadr net. "We wish to point out further that the' Huvingn from wapo cuts will result "in negligible reductions in tax bills, out of all proportion to the harm which will be done to the business life of this city. "We believo that substantial savings to taxpayers can be made In other ways, without detriment to any em- ploye or citizen. In this connection Wcj. wish to point out that eventually the city must tuni to public ownership of the public utilities as a means of increasing its revenues and decreasing, household expenditures of cltl- t zens, - - . "We urge comprehensive ;study of the tax and governmental cost problems, rather than indiscriminate cuts in pay or services." Other Nominees 1 Nominees in addition to Mr. Lowe are as follows: Frank Beattle, Electrical Workers, and Tom Conarty, Carpenters' Local, vice-pi'esldent. W. A. Starr, Hodcarrlers and Building Laborers' Local, secretary-treasurer. A. B. Campbell, Hodcurrlers' Local, eergteant-at^arniH. Tom MarRh, Carpenters, and Samuel S. White, Oil Workers' . Local, members of executive committee; two to be elected. E. B. Daniel, Oil Workers' Local; George Graf, Cooks and Waiters; Prank Lowe, Tom Marsh, Joe McMaster, Butchers',Local; C. H. Rohrer, Electrical Workers; C. E. Sheets, Barbers' Local; .W. A. Starr, Guy Tlm- EXCHANGE URGES Resolution to Be Presented to H , Board of Supervisors at Early Meeting^ CLUB FIRST TO ACT HERE Highway Into City Will' , Be Filed Next Week: to Be Rituals of Bakersfleld Lodge No. 260, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, will be conducted Thursday ftt 2:30 p. m. at Flicklnger chapel for James E. Clark, 42, automobile dealer who was killed Sunday when his car struck the rear of a truck on Union avenue three miles south of Bakersfield Pallbearers will be Elvin J. Cook, R. R. Jackson, Herbert Sears, Paul Dabbs, Monroe Harmon and" 1 Kenneth Freeman. Interment will be in the perpetual care plot of Union cemetery. Coroner N. C. House conducted an j informal investigation today. There were no eye-wltnesncs to the tragedy. The * dealer's automobile struck the rear of the truck and his chest Injuries received in the impact brought about his death, the coroner said. Headlights of an approaching automobile, it was believed, cnused him to misjudge the distance between his own vehicle and the truck ahead. Belief that his neck was broken or that his brain had been pierced by the windshield wiper proved groundless, surgeons said. The driver of the truck and Paul McCune, member of the California Highway Patrol who investigated the crash, offered statements during the informal hearing. INQUEST ^ND FUNERAL FOR NICHOLSON HELD Inquest Into the death of'Vernon J. "PROPOSED revival of Bakers Held * speedway as a world motor sports center is foreseen in the coast racing world in the leasing of the track from the Kern County Poard of Supervisors by B. Ward Beam for a motorcycle race meet Sunday, January 29. Beam, for many years the outstanding A. A. A. automobile race I Petition for Zoning of New promoter of the east, operator of the Uoby speedway in Chicago,' the Cleveland and Toledo .dirt trackH and the great Akron and Plttaburg board speedways, came to the coast several weekH ago and whether he intends to stay or not Is n matter of conjecture. Certain it in that' ono of his first acts was to look ofcer the Bakersfleld track which has held moro records than any other mile oval in tho world. Plans Kern Race Plans for. the meet January 29 arc the result, becoming known when tin; county supervisors agreed to lease the-track for the event. Detailed arrangements for the meet have not been made public by the promoter. "I, don't mind saying,'" he averredi however, "that during the last year motorcycle racing has come back as one of the major sports on the Pacific coast and the Bakersfleld speedway, because of H« condition, type and location, should draw a" huge flocK of tho west's best riders. Within tho next -day or so entry blanks will be mailed to all the important riders on the coatt. Famed Speedway "In the east Bakersfleld, since the days of the great Oldfleld and Tetzlaff, and up through the. Lockhart era, has been looked upon as the capital of the Pacific coast racing world —motorcycle as well as automobile. "Bakersfleld's great promoter, Paul Derkum, once was national motorcycle racing: champion of the world. The late Eddie Tice of Bakersfleld was another Rational figure. I don't believe I have made any mistake In bringing my meet to this track." — — --^F| , , — - ^— , — v . ^ B •*» ** **•"» ^ * • • ^^* V"» ^* ^*^«^ »•• ^-* • • ** • »• ^p* • • *r • mons. Laundry Workers, and William Nicholson, 45, who was killed Sunday Muenz, Bakers' Local, board of trustees, Keven to be elected. J, L. Kerchen, director of workers' education for the state of California, gave the first of a series of talks on "The Economics of Unemployment." The next lecture will be given next Tuesday at 8 p. m. t prior to the regular meeting of the council. _The public Is inyKed.* COMPLETES STUDY OF CE SUBJECTS R. C. Salisbury, salesman for E. H. Clare inHiirance Agency, operating a multiple line insurance concern, has been awarded a certificate by the Aetna Life InBurance Company and affiliated companies of Hartford, Conn., an evidence that he hns completed successfully 'all requirements and passed tho final examination in the ftpeclal training course conducted these concerns. This course is designed to give an »nt a practical knowledge of tho casualty and surety lines, fitting him to analyze the insurance requirements of individuals and ImslnesH concerns and to insure the possibilities of loss h\ the most satisfactory and economical way from the assured's standpoint. This educational program usually /tnkes about 12 months for completion, and is considered one of the .most comprehensive offered to Insurance agents., Members of County •Farm Centers Given ^^^^^^^^^^^H^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^fc 3 Memberships in the various farm centers of the county announced today by tho Farm Bureau are as follows: MoFarlund. 60; Delano, 27; Shatter, G8; Rio Bravo. 20; ttosedulo, 41; Magunden, 28; Weed Patch, 05; Arvin, 13, and Kern "De|ta-i 1. Under constitutional farmer's membership IB family, and .includes his farm home department. S lKures for $ach center are more than oublod in actual membership. In a traffic accident, .was conducted yesterday at the Payne & Son chapel by Coroner N. C. 'Houze, and the Jury returned a verdict of "death resulted from crushed chest and Internal Injuries received when automobile in which he wits riding was accidentally driven into the East Side cnnal at Us Intersection with Union avenue." Today the .Rev. Frank Belden officiated at the funeral rites at the chapel, and members of the Electrical Union acted as pallbearers, while officials of the Druids lodge conducted rituals at tho graveside in Union cemetery. ENTERTAIN OFHCIAL State Measure Provides for All Workers Being Paid Regardless of Profit of the Bakersfleld Exchange -Club yesterday went on record in favor of the Board of Supervisors adopting a county ordinance to protect wild flowers from wanton destruction. Thus the club becomes the first Bakersfleld civic organization to follow the lead of the Bear Mountain Boosters Club, annual sponsor of the.Arvln wlldflower show, in an effort to protect the treasured natural display. The resolution which members of Exchange adopted yesterday by a unanimous vote IH similar to tho one which the Bear Mountain club devised and which will be-presented to the Board of Supervisors. Edwin J. Symmes, member of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce wlldflower committee, presented the resolution. Samuel A. Huime, of Berkeley, spoke on a "square deal In the Pacific,'* a subject which he has employed here before. Henry Mack, member of the Exchange civic committee, reported progress of the movement to Induce the Baktrsfleld City Council to adopt a zoning ordinance for the Golden State Highway route through the city, similar to the one now possessed by the county. The zoning petition, he reported, will be presented to the council next Monday night. Reverend W. E. Patrick, president of the Lions Club, discussed the organization's milk fund, and said the \ club will sponsor basketball contests the latter part 1 .of this month, In nn effort to raise funds. Joe La Plante and Hazel Stevenson entertained with the violin and at the piano. LOCAL MEN TO TAKE PART IN KINGS TOUR HUMAN FLY WHITE OOL FARMERS MAKE YEARLY H. K. Dickson Report Shows Youths Were Well Paid Despite Low Marts ,' ' r ^_^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ • »n^^^^^^^^^^ , ft ^ DAIRIES PROVE LEADERS 77 High School Boys Listed in Group Occupied Here in Many Activities ICE REPORTED ROADS KERN COUNTY PLANS ID SCALE HIGH STRUCTURE Haberfeldc Building to Be Climbed Next Saturday by Babe White Babe White, former circus performer who turned "human fly" and scrambled up' tho fronts of scores of buildings to national fame, will be a Bakernfleld visitor Sunday nnd at 2:30 o'clock In the afternoon will attempt to climb tho Chester avenue front of the Haberfelde building. White, who says he has climbed some 3000 buildings Rtnco he started In the human fly business in 191G, Is 41 yearn old. He attributes his ability to muscles of steel, an uncanny knowledge of building material and a generous supply of courage. He began his career with a circus as a high wire and trapeze performer. Seeing the first human fly In action In 1915 he decided to adopt the profession and since has made the dangerous craft his means of livelihood. In case of rain the exhibition will be postponed for a day. OF ELKS AT changes a now for tho •wife in the Thus these -*, $23,745 Suit Filed in Superior Cojirt 1 L Otto and t*Ina Loosener are suing Robert and Helen Kroner and other defendants asking judgment for *23,745.98 and the foreclosure of a mortgage on Ipts 1 to 10, inclusive, In Tur- ner'u subdivision of sootion 12, 25-U5, according to a oivU 'complaint flletf for. hearing ; In the 'Hupailor, Qourt; hero. The action la based on a promissory note secured by thla real estate. Entertaining of Bellwood C. Hawns, deputy district grand .exulted ruler, of Modesto, the Initiation of a class and planning of past exalted rulers' night, made las,t night's meet- jng of Bakersfleld Lodge No. 266, B. P. O. B., an exceptionally interesting ono at tho local lodge hall. The next important event will be past officers', night, February 14, preparations for which are being made by Lawrence E. -Chenoweth and Howard Cravnth, according to announcement by Virgil Johnwon, exalted ruler. Lee Lnzelle, program chairman, assembled the following talent last night which was enthusiastically received: Eccentric tap dance, Lois Knowles and Janet Gray; vocnl selections, "Songs With a Smile,"'Miss Dorothy Hnrp- ster, accompanied by MiHjK Tx>ulse Hamilton; vocal trio, Mrs. Dick Lowe, Miss Edna Overtoil and Miss Frances Weaver, in popular songs of the day; Howard Davis, whistling solos; selections by tho Bakct-Hflctd Junior College brass quartet composed of LIston May, Wesley Chesterman, Urcel TIol- loway an<T Hees Rees, directed by P. H. Martin; numbers by the new Elka male quartet. It Is a violation of the wage laws to hire employes with provision that they will be paid only Mn event of possible profit, according to E. B. Daniel, deputy labor commissioner *at Bakersfleld, "Attorney Johnson of the labor com- mlHsIon head office at San Francisco,'* said Mr. Daniel, "has just held In the case of. a miner who was employed by a promoter who agreed to pay him $3 a day if gold was found, and nothing otherwise, that the employer violated particularly that section of the wage laws requiring payment of wages twice, a month and in negotiable check or currency. Law Irrevokable • "Employes may not waive their rights In a case of this kind," explained Deputy Daniel, "as a law pro- tecting'the public such as this wage law, cannot be set aside by joint agreement." The labor commission's opinion is that any employer who thus falls tn pay wages regularly, offering to pay If the venture, whether mining, crop, business or other activity. Is successful, clearly makes an illegal deal with his employe, and on evidence thereof, Is subject to prosecution criminally; the maximum penalty on each count being f$00 fine, aix months in Jail, or both. Ethical Aspect "The ethical aspect of this Interpretation," Mr. Daniel added, "is that many employers .in these times are taking advantage of conditions to get work such as ns«ABsment work on mines, done without paying a cent of wages, using as an alibi that profitable production did not result. . "The labor commissioner will prosecute such cases on complaint, where wilful Intention IB shown, and nil employers now using this method of hiring are hereby warned so that they may either pay wages twice,a month as required by law or discontinue the practice otherwise." ^ g ( C. C. A. Committee • Named by Anderson Director C. Til. Anderson of tho Bakersfield Civic Commercial Association today announced the names of those C. C. A. members who will serve on the convention and the publicity committees which he chalrmans. Members of the convention commit* tee aro H. 13. Cady, M. S. Harvuot, Howard {Teskett, Percy Neate and D. E, Urner and members of the publicity committee are Leo G. Pauly, James Petrtnl, R. E. Smythe, W. F. Tyler and Charles P. Martin. The major industrial plants of Kings county will be inspected by members of the San Joaqulu valley Industrial committee of the California State Chamber of Commerce tomorrow. The inspection tour will start from Civic Auditorium In Hanford at 9:30 a. m. The Industrial committee, composed of representatives from the seven Wiley counties will inspect the Camlnol oil refinery, which refines Kettleman Hills oil exclusively; the Lucerne milk plant, one of the.most modern In the state and produces more than any plant of similar size hi tho state; the. Lacey Flour Mill Company, • the only operating flour mill between . Sacramento and Los Angeles; the Bos well cotton Bin and cotton oil mill, one of the largest In the state,, and the Bae:- geley -brush, works, which produces both brooms and brushes. H. M. Hetzler of Hanford, In cooperation with the Hanford Chamber of Commerce, planned the trip and has arranged to have all the units of the manufacturing plants In operation as far as possible. Hetzler has also arranged to have all parts of the machinery labeled, as well as to have those accompanying the group conducted personally through the plant by .someone thoroughly familiar with their functions. S. B. Dillon, F. R. Kalloch, Ed Symmes, El more King, Earl Clare and R. H. Hubbard of Bakersfleld will attend from Kern county. WEST IE APPROVES BUY AMERI PLAN Passenger Service Being Discontinued r*^ * t (UniM Press I/eased Wire) SAN PRANCISC6, Jan. IS.r-The Central California Traction Company withdrew from the field of Interurban electric service today when the state railroad commission authorized It to discontinue passenger we r vice between Stockton and Lodi and Stockton and Sacramento, The company's activities, as a result, will be confined to street car service in- Sacramento. l - •--,'••• •Heavy financial losses wore responsible for the discontinuance. • -i i Catholic Rites Held for Henrietta Pirch Catholic funeral rites were conducted today at the St. Francis Church by the Bight Rev. Father Michael J, Stack for Mrs. Henrietta Pirch, 30, native daughter of Kern county, who died Sunday at n local hospital. Henry Burgomaster, K. Abbott, K. Galland, Otis Sprayberry. George D. Baylor and Mike Prendl- vlllo served as pallbearers. Interment f was • In Union cemetery, under direction of tho Doughty-Calhoun- O'Mearu- chupol. TAPT, Jan. 18.— Members of the Taft City Council have gone on record Monday night endorsing the "Buy American" campaign now being waged throughout the country, and adopted a resolution to that effect, This action was In keeping 1 with similar action on tho part of civic and commercial bodies .• throughout the United States. Efforts of the League 6f MunlclpaJ- ItleH-In California to secure a portion of the state gasoline tax for' nil cities of the state was the subject for much discussion. Twenty dollars was voted to the league to further tho efforts of that body in securing information and data which will aid in this campaign. . A three -year con tract for haul Ing garbage In the city, which has been awarded to J. K. Haney, was ordered signed. Columbia U. Is Only Technocracy's Host Proposed tax of |2 a cow. for costs In the tuberculosis eradication law IH strongly opponed by tho Kern County Farm Bureau, the directors of which have passed the following resolution In opposition: "The 'present law on eradication of T. B. from dairy cattle;Is considered a.health measure and all Indemnity for condemned stock Is paid for from the general state fund. State Director of Agriculture Dudley Moulton and his appointee, Dr. J. J. King, now propose to tax each nnd every dairyman $2 per cow to pay for the cost of his department In the administration of the T. B. eradication law nnd provide a fund of Indemnity of condemned cattle. Whereas, this law is a health measure (not fostered by -the dairymen) and a protection to the public of the state, and ' Whereas dairymen are now overtaxed Therefore . be It resolved, that the Kern County Farm Bureau stands definitely opposed to the proposed change In the law, and Be It further resolved, that a copy of this be sent to Senator J. I. Wagy and Assemblyman Rodney Turner, tho fiame to be published In the newspaper." t Two Socialists to Speak H,ere Tonight ' "Youth's Challenge to the Future" will be the subject of talks by Roger Rush nnd Nat Tltleman, organizers for the Young People's Socialist league, at a meeting In Labor temple tonight. Hush and Titleman are on a tour of the state with the object of organizing young people's socialist groupH In leading cities. Their arrival in Bakersfield was delayed two days by the heav^ snows on tho roads between here and LOH Angeles. All yonng -people Interested in discussing the future of society arc Invited to attend the meeting tonight, Samuel S. White, labor editor, will preside. Folks and Facts J'rw Lea ft f (I YORK, Jan. 18. Columbia University, while host to Technocracy, disavows any other connection. Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, president of the university, stated In a letter to Walter L*. Clark, an engineer, that the Institution, "as a part of unemployment relief gave, working 'space to a group of engineers and architects who had nowhere else to BO." The jrroup, housed on the Columbia onmpUH, Is engaged In research on an "energy survey of North America/' The letter to Clark. was In response to a query from him. B i Is Hotel Gossip * * Local Brevities G ROSS receipts of $13,250 and a total net profit of $1739 accrued to students of Kern County Union High School who undertook home projects under the Smith-Hughes agricultural program during -1032, it was revealed todayfin a report completed by H. K. Dickson, head of the agriculture department, and filed at state headquarters of agricultural education. The report covered the work of 77 high school boys 'who carried on home projects In beef nnd dairy cattle, hogs, chickens, sheep, vegetable gardens, nurseries and field crops. Iteturns were excellent, according to Mr. Dickson, keeping In mind tho generally poor market conditions which prevailed throughout the past year. Dairy cattle proved the best: Investment of the year, returning more than half tho net profit of nil the projects combined. Hog raisers were hardest hit by tho "loan year." Profits Reported Twelve boys <TwnIng 23 head of registered purebred cows, either Guern- seys or Holtttotns. received gross returns of $4498 and a profit of $103fi. tho report showed. Their source of revenue was In the wile of whole milk to neighbors and In the Increase of their herds, the boys generally Helling their bull calves as breeding stock and keeping their heifers. An exceptionally high standard of dairy cattle IH being Introduced to Kern county through the high school agriculture department. The K. C. U. IT. S. laboratory farm herd, which nerves as a foundation herd for the young dairymen, hoH a number of cows which produce* more,'than 500 pounds of butterfat yearly on regulation twlce-a-day mil]clng, v and this strain- (R in turn carried Into other herds through sale of calves by the high school boys. Beef projects Eleven boys, fattening C2 head of beef cattle for sale at. San Francisco and • LOB Angeles, as well an local markets, received a total of $8124, including amounts received for sale and premium won by the animals. Their profit was $231. Most-of tho boys fed their beef cattle over periods ranging from four to eight monthR, depending upon which market they were Intended for.. Tho Htdck was fattened to a large extent on feed grown here In Kern county, barley, cotton seed, alfalfa, oat hay, plus some beet pulp and molaHset*. Continuing work In a field of animal hUHbandry established at the K. C. U. H. S. agriculture department in M19, 21 boys were engaged In raising pure- 1 bred Poland China hogs. Hales totaled $3798, but due to a severe drop in prioe, tho net profit amounted only to $145. Kern Record Fine Tho statewide reputation for high quality stock attained by the agriculture department'In the past was maintained nnd even carried further afield, ns far as .South America, and the local boys will bo In readiness for the turn of the tide toward higher prices. By resorting to unusual sales methods In an unusual year, nine; boys who raised 59 head of sheep, namboutllets and HampRhireu, were able to take a profit of $209 out of grdsn receipts of $1333, despite the low price of wool. By special arrangement with an eastern mill, the sheep raisers were able to have their Wool manufactured into blankets directly, without the'intervention of a "middle man," then proceeded to Hell the blankets. By this procedure, tho boys netted approximately 20 cents per pound for their wool, as compared to the prevailing market price of iO cents. Sell Fryera, Eggs Sale of fryers and eggs brought receipts of $503 and profits amounting to $117 to 15 boys engaged In poultry projects. Their record books show a total of 1712 birds owned by the high school students. A comparatively small group of boys undertook Individual projects In a variety of other fields such as vegetable gardens, nurKorles, field crops, etc., and finished the year with small but comfortable margins of profit. Mr. Dickson, in connection with the release of the report ,for publication, made clear tho point that the Smith- Hughes program covered by the report la only one part, approximately a half, of tho total agricultural department activity here. h Reports on Legion Meets to Be Made IQHWAY travel throughout Kern county, with the' exception of the lowland. arteries, was considerably curtailed today although no snow-had fallen for aev. •ral hours, a survey made by the. Automobile Club of Southern California, stage companies and highway officials revealed. Snow plows operated by' the,, highway department had cleared the Ridge route of Ita white blanket, but f reeling temperature* coated the highway with Ice and made chains a virtual necessity. Stages over the' Ridge were approximately an hour behind ached* utea. Tehachapl route ia reported open but chains are advisable. Heavy snows made the highway slippery and treacherous. Cara are still trying to get into the Walkers Pass area without success, but It was expected the road would be open by tonight. Similar conditions prevail tn the Greetohorn district. KERN MAN URGE COLLECTOR FEDERAL REVENUE ^ Approval Registered During Evening Session of County Central Committee PLAN MARCH BARBECUE Appoint Group to Represent Local Body in Valley's N Organization WJ V mm m ^BF ^sr at mwmm,mm -mm- m LOST PRONG 00 Lose Registrations for Failure to Vote During Last Elections Voting privileges of almost 6000 citizens In this county have been cancelled under state law until such time as these pei'HonH rereglnter, according to R 15. Smith, county clerk, who explained that peraonn who did not vote in either the August or November elections have automatically lost their right to vote until they re- reglHter. Those who have had the|r registration * canceled should also reregister as there Is a state election In L prospect, according to the clerk, who Issued the following statement: L Many Not Registered "AH there Is the' prospect of a county-wide election being held shortly, It ' will be necessary for till thane who have not registered nlnce January 1, 1932, to reglttter, and those who have removed to another address to reregister, and it IH also necessary for aJl thone who received a card notice from this office to tlio effect that their registration had been cancelled, berauNe they had not voted at tho August or November elections, last year, to register." Mr. Smith yaUl his office has sent out notices to all persons who failed to vote under terms maintaining their registration. The poHKlbtlity of a state election In tl>e near future IH deemed far from remote. Thin election would be to ballot on whether or not certain constitutional fixed charges, such as the state's allotment for school children, should not be decreased In Interest of economic retrenchment. If such an election is held It will probably bo In March or April, according to the belief of Mr. Smith. Liata Office* Permanent registration offices in Kern county where voters may register are as follows: Arvin, Thayer'a Arvin Store; Bak- erfc-field (13afit), Mtllu Cigar Store, 1000 Baker street; Bakersflold, County Clerk's office, courthouse; Bakersfield, West End Cigar Store, * 1600 Nineteenth street; Button willow, Tracy's Store; Callente, C. 13. Mallach- wltz, S. . P. agent; Cantl!, Norton's Store; Delano, City Clerk's office; Fairfax, W. H. Clondenen, Route 4, Box 117, Bakorsfipld; Fellowo, Heck's Water Office; Frultvale, COWIIP'S Slorc; Glennvlllo, CUennville Store; Inyokern. Ivea' Store; Isabella, Suhre'n Store; Keenc, Eugene DeMarbelle; Kernvillo, A. Brown Company Store; Lebec, Bort C. Klngsbury, postmaster; Lost Hills, Mrs Nnemt IS, Monsen, post office, Marlcopa, C. B. Warner's water office; Mnjuve, 'George W. Arper, Justice of peace; Muroc, Charles P. Anderron's Store; MeFurland, K. E. Ltobre, justice of peace; McKltt- rlck. H. B. Pheltin, justice of peacn; Oil Center, Tom Mlller'H Store; Oildale, Oildale Pharmacy; Panama, Titnnltt's Panama Store; KandBburg, 13. U. Maglnnls, justice of peace; Shatter. A. J. Zimmerman's office; Tuft, City Hall. City Clerk's Office; Tehachapl, Ford Snyder, Jr., justice of peace; Tupmiui, J. S. Brown's Store; Wasco, A. H, Beckes, postmaster; Woldon, A. J. Alexander's Store; Woody, Werlngcr's Store. Radio Programs to Benefit 4-H Clubs M EMBERS of the Kern County Democratic Central Committee last night endorsed George Hay. their chairman, for the position of collector of internal revenue for the Sixth district In California, and United States Senator-elect William G. McAdoo will ITe asked to present his name for appointment by President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt. The position represents one of the finest appointments for California. Mm. J. Offden Ueavis, who was. a delegate to the Democratic national convention In Chicago, \V. P. Nance,. M. P. Carmak, K. W. Robinson, Ward Robinson and Charles 13. Baer were appointed to represent Kern county on the recently formed San Joaquln Volley Association of Democrats. Plan Big Barbecue Plan's were made for a Democratic barbecue, to be fringed Mnrch 4 at the fairgrounds, and Rimer Houchln was appointed chairman nf the committee In charge of arrangements. "\Vhen . the Democrats nnd their Republican allies guther on March -1 to celebrate victory, they will hear the inaugural speech of their Incoming president by radio M«d loudspeakers. Judge S. U Htrdthor of Fresno asked and received nn fiidorsement for the office of Judge of the Circuit Court of AppealH of the Twelfth district. Sheriff E. R. Clark, of Ventura county, appeared before the committee, and linked and .received an endorsement for the position of United States marshal of this district. , Seek New Bill Ambers of tho committee voted to request Assemblyman Rodney L. Turner to introduce a bill which will eliminate the 1 action oC~a candidate for-an.* elective office running on any-ticket' other than that of his own registered party. A. J. Woody, W. M. Hicks, J. M. Hnyden, M. P. 'Curmok, Charles K. Baer, Ward Robinson, 13. AV. Robin- HOII, Joe Randell, J; P. Rowland,' 1 ' J. Offdon Reavls, W. B. Finely, W. P.- Nance, Dr. T. L. Meehan, T. J. O'Brien, George Hay and H. A. Cravath were members of the committee m attendance. TAX FUNDS OPPOSED TAFT, Jan. 18.—Harry A. Hopklnb, chairman of the California State Highway Commission, spoko Tuesday noon to Tnft business men on the suggested plan for diversion of gas tax funds from the highway department, to the general fund for highway bond redemption and Interest payments. Mr. Hopkins declared that the commission would be umible to continue with the 10-year program outlined In 1929 provided such action was taken, and the commlKHion Is now waiting to Bee what action the utate Legislature V'lll take on the question before continuing further plans. The question was brought about by Ralph McQray, chairman of the civics committee-of the club, who asked that a resolution requesting that the present 3-cent tax bo retained and that the, money derived from this Bourco be not diverted to uny other fund. Gordon "Wolford of the Standard Oil Sales department declared that similar bills' lire now before -10 state Legislatures. , The resolution was passed'by the club by a margin of one vote. PLAN CATHOLIC MASS FOR TRAFFIC Frank J. Solt, manager of Hotel Call- fornlan in San Bernardino, is a guest at Hotel El Tejon today. Among those registered at Hotel Tejon today are Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Charles, of, Sun Francisco, He IB here on business for the Cuduhy Packing Company. Fairbanks Morse Company, of Los Angeles, Is represented In Bakerufleld today by C, "W. Drak, a guest at Hotel El Tejon. Harold Norton,'agent for the Dollar Steamship Company, San Francisco headquarters, Is making his homo at Hotel Kl Tejon while in Bakersflold on a business mission for his firm. Coraploto reportn of the recent council and district American Legion meet- I0B8 held here, will be features of tomorrow night's meeting of Frank S. Reynolds Post in Legion hull at 8 o'clock. Following the meeting the post will join with tho auxiliary for a Hoclal evening. The enturtalnmont committee han arranged a program to be followed by dnnclnff, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^f IDLE RAID CHARITY STATION CHICAGO. Jan. IS, (U. P.)—A crowd of 600 unemployed rained brlcktj und stones into the Lawndale depot of the emergency relief conimlsHlon today, terrorizing 120 officials and employes. Two policemen 'were slugged in the street buttle that followed calling of emergency squads. Radio programs of intereat to 4-H Club members wore notod today by N. D. Hudson, who expressed tho belief that Kern county members of the organization will be Interested In hearing these programs, which are given as follows: The Western 4-H Club Hour IB heard regularly from 12:1G to I o'clock on the Third Friday of each mouth over stations of the National Broadcasting Company. California 4-H Club members appear regularly at this time. KPI and KQO are the nearest stations on this cbn'ln. The National 4-H Club Hour, over the same stations, IH heard from 0:30 to 10:30 a. m. on the first Saturday of each month. The February talks by 4-H members and leaders are on "Or- ganising (he Club." In March the subject is "Formulating the 4-H Club Program." T ^ MAN COMMITS SUICIDE LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18. <U. P.)— In view of scores of pedestrians, a man tentatively Identified as Charles Klein, 2G, today Jumped from a high bank ut tho entrance of the Hill street tunnel directly Into the path of a Pacific Electric train, and was killed when the cars pasaod over his body. Mass for "Mrs. May E. Spoon, who. died yesterday of Injuries received 'In a traffic accident Sunday, will be celebrated In her memory at the St. Pran»•!« Cntholtu Church nt 10 a. m. Thursday, with the night Reverend Father Michael J. Stack officiating. Interment will be in the perpetual care section at Union cemetery. She was the wlfu of John 13. Spoon, who, with three children, was hurt In tho accident which took the life of the wife and mother. Mrs. Spoon was 32 years of age. The body lies in state at Doughty-Calhouu-O'Mcara chapel. Still man Sued for Million Heart Balm (. 4{moctated Preaa Leaned NEW YORK, Jan. 18.— -A suit for $1,000,000 for alleged alienation of affections, brought by Luc Rochefort. former investment banker of Montreal, against James A. StUUnan. former president of the National City Bank, was disclosed * in Brooklyn Superior Court today. r " ' 4 300 DROWNED ' SHANGHAI, Jan. IS, (A. P,)^ Chino.se newspaper's said today reports that 300 Chlnoae were lost when the coastal steamer Hsin Nlng-Tfti foundered Sunday in Jlangchow ba>- wero confirmed. Dispatcher nald steamer sank during a storm and ocoree of corpaea wore washed uehofo, L, _ i. ' ••& * - ••! -\, ..A

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