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'rhlfl section contains the latent iocal news, world sports, odl- torlalu, a big, thrilling serial and news of. general.interest. ' ' PHONE 31 WANT ADS Classified Advertising Columns of The Bnkersflelfl Callfornlan close promptly at U o'clock a. in. every dny. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1933 PAGES 9 TO 16 ' *1 i yli RAINSTORM IN CITY SETS ALL-TIME RECORD YEARLY CITY'S SHARE OF TAX ON GASOLINE > i Proposed State Law Would Give Bukersfield Part of ' County's Fund EARLY ACTION EXPECTED Would Base City's Pro-Rata *Upon Auto Registration Inside Community POSSIBILITY that the city of •*• BaUersfleld may receive approximately $42,000 yearly from the state gas tax refunds moved toward probability today, with Infor- .matloti from llollls U. Thompson, chairman ot the gasoline tax committee of the League of California Municipalities, that the organization which he represents and the legislative committee of the State Supervisors Association have agreed on a "new deal" for. the distribution of those funds. According to Chairman Thompson, under the "new deal"—which must receive sanction of the Legislature, the state will receive 1*4 cents of the present 3-cent gasoline tax, the county shall receive the other 1V4 cents, and Dakersfleld shall receive three-fourths of the county's share, bused on Its percentage of automobile ' registration. The state at the present, time gets Z emits on each gallon, and will loso by the transaction, but both the county of Kern and the city of Bak- orsfleld, under the "new deal," will make money. Kern now. receives 1 cent'on each gallon of gas sold here. Now Division The. county, under the agreement, will get the H£ cents per gallon based on the rural automobile registration, In which Bakersfleld and other Incorporated cities will not share. . Bakersfield, however, will get three-fourths of 1% cpnts on each gallon, based on Its registration, and the balance of the 1>4 cents will go to the county. :Clty Manager W. D. Clarke estimated that the agreement, should it pass the Legislature, will net the city approximately $42,000 yearly. Expect Passage , Legislators have Indicated that only an agreement between the two organizations has been awaited before accepting a bill equalizing the distribution of the gari tax funds and there seems little likelihood that the proposal will fall when votes are taken In tjie Assembly and Senate, city officials believe. ! Recently the Bakersfleld City Council appropriated $125 to assist the League of California Municipalities in Its work of bringing about equalized distribution of the funds. PLAN JUNK HEAP CAR RACE *'*.* +** *** . * ' * *^ Motorized Wrecks to Compete PUBLIC MATCH*JANUARY*29 B AKERSFIELD ipeedwiy, wbrld- famous setting for some of the greaetst rice* In automotive history, soon Is to be the icene of the world's worst automobile race—B. Ward Beam's notorious "ash can derby." Open to every San Joaquln valley driver, young or bid, who has a motorized junk heap valued at $50 or less, the race will be staged ih connection with the congress of daredevils and motorcycle races at the speedway Sunday, January 29. Details of the race are never made public, the promoter said, until the hour of the meet. It may be five laps and It may be SO; prlies go to the winner, to the worst looking car and to the driver with the most comical makgup. It Is expected to bring together the greatest mass of automotive tin ever seen on a race track, ••To assure the fact that 'the entries are within the $60 classification the winner must be willing to sell his car to Beam for no more than that amount If the later cares to buy It. There'Is no entry fee. "Just drop me a line, general delivery, Bakersfleld, naming the car and the driver, and you are all set for the worst automobile race In the world," Beam declared. /The race will be but one event on the congress of daredevils' program, which already Includes the crashing of two automobiles, head- oh, at 40 miles an hour, In,front of the grandstand. Entries will be announced as soon as they are made. Youthful Naturalists Reveal Pelican Facts HUGE VETERANS' EVENT PLANNED V. F. W. Groups of U. S. to Hold Initiation Meet During February Prove "Bellikin" as Big as Beak; Bird Found at Buttomvillow LEGION POST TO VETERANS' FUNDS Loss to. Community, Gain in Amounts Required for \ Welfare Are Cited 1.59 Inches Reported -Here KERN COUNTY TO During Period of 12 Hours GET LARGE SUM ARE CONDUCTED HERE Funeral rites for William Wlllard Penslnger, 64, well-known resident of the.Buena Vista district, who died Tuesday at his home, were held yesterday afternoon at the Payne & Son chapel. Rev. F. G. Watson, of the Methodist Church, officiated. Scores braved tho Inclement weather to attend the funeral and Indicate by their presence the high esteem In which tho former Kern resident was held. Interment was' In Union cemetery. He was a prosperous rancher, specializing In shorthorn Durham cattle. At the time of his death ho had a herd of 90 such cattle, many of them * registered stock. He leaves two brothers, M. C. Pensinger of San Diego and J. H. Pensinger of Buena Vista; three sisters, Mrs. Emma McClellan of Rio Bravo, Mrs. Nellie Pitt of Inglewood and Mrs. Ida McCrelght of Los Angeles, and many nieces and nephews. . Tho former Kern rancher had re- Bided here for about 30 years. Death followed a paralytic stroke. Charley Lofton of Ventura Is Called Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lofton left for VentuVa today, upon word that the former's brother, Charley Lofton, 39, flir many years a resident of Bakersfield, died last night In that city. Charley Lofton was born In Kansas. Eighteen years ago he camo to Bak- ersfleld. For several years he was employed by the Fowl and Bakersfleld Ranigt'H here. Five years ago he went to Ventura and at the time of his death was associated with the sales force of tho Ford garage there, Ho leaves a widow, Mrs. Beth Txjf- ton, and a young son. Funeral rites n.re scheduled for some time Saturday in Ventura. PORD BABE DIES Ruth Mnrlene Ford, 5-months'-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ford of the North American Oil Consolidated lease at Marlcopa, died today at a Bakersfleld hospital. She was a niece .of John Treece of Fellows. Funeral 'rites will be conducted Saturday at 2 p. m., at the -Hopson mortuary. Interment will be In Union cemetery. TO DEDICATE TREE A twee will be dedicated to Mrs. Daisy VanderBIke at a meeting of the Magunden Farm Home Department scheduled for Tuesday, January 24, at the Magunden community hall, according to Mrs. S, c. Dennlson, uhalrman of the department. COMPLETE COTTON ACTION WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. (A. P.)— Congressional action was completed today on a bill to turn over 850,000 bales of farm board cotton lo the Red Cross to needy, provide clothing for tho Members of Private Harold Brown Post No. 1-168, Veterans of Foreign Wars, last night made additional preparations for their part In the nationwide V. F. W. initiation program, which will be staged on February 11. At that time. In the hundreds of posts throughout the country, more than DO.OOO candidates for membership will be Initiated and ceremonies will be broadcast by radio over a national hookup, according to Thomas J. Carter, quartermaster of the local post. Open to Veterane The date has bc"en advertised for severq.1 months, and every member of tho organization In the country Is expected to participate In the nationwide rally, while In Bakersfleld the meeting will be open to all veterans of all wars. Members of tho Private Harold Brown post will hold their program In the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall. Every post In the nation lias been holding candidates for the big event, and 12 have been secured for the Bak- ersfleld post, although officials of the organization here are confident that the local post will have more than 25 candidates for membership by that time. Dlacuae Scouta During tho regular meeting last night activities of Troop 13, Boy Scouts of America, which Is sponsored by the post, wero discussed. Members were Informed that at the last court of honor two of the Scouts received their first-class badges .and three others received their star awards. An announcement was' made that the fourth district meeting will be held Saturday, January 21, at Tulare, and on the next day the department officers will meet in n council of administration in that city to discuss tho affairs of the California and Nevada departments. HELLEN ARMSTRONG OF WEST SIDE TAFT, Jan. 20.—Hellen Gertrude Cobb Armstrong, born January 23, 1864 at Gray's Harbor, Mulno, passed away yesterday nt. her home at 200 Shattuck avenue. Affectionately known for many years as Mother Armstrong, she had been 111 for somo % time. She suffered a stroke four years ago and another a 'week ago, from which she" failed to rally. Mrs. Armstrong was the daughter of Cyrus and Mary Ilublmrd Cobb and married Captain Ellslw Hall, Jr., November 23, 1873 at Chicago. Two daughters, Mrs. Clara H. Jackson of Chicago, and Mrs. Oscar II. Carlson of Huntlngton Park, Calif., were horn to this union. September .19, 1910 sho married Lewis Cass Armstrong at Los Angeles. Besides her husband and two daughters, she leaven two grand- L'hlldren, Francis Corwln Jackson and Helen Augusta Carlson, as 'well as two slstera and two brothers, Mrs. Mellnda S. Jackson of Chicago; Mrs. Mary L. Ebersol of San Luis Oblspo, Frank Cobb and George Cobb, both of Chicago. Mrs. Armstrong was a past worthy matron of Auburn Park, 111,, Eastern Star. She cume to California February 8, 1904 and had resided in Taft since 1911. » The body is at-the Taft Funeru Home. Services and Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendule. • « » . HOLD RITES IN FRESNO Funeral rites wero held in Fresno today for George Anderson, 72, native of Kentucky, father of four sons and throo- daughters, and a resident at "Hoover City" on the bauka of the Kern river, who died Wednesday after nil uttank of double pneumonia. Hop- soi^ mortuary was In charge of ar- .rungemcnts. S CIENTIFIC investigation by Bak- er.sfleld High School student naturalists today resulted In the follow- ng discovery: Contrary to the po- Hlcal version, a pelican's beak does lot necessarily hold more than his stomach, but the combined capacity of beak and "belllkin" is something terrific. The scientists' study centered around Oscar, a huge white pelican which, unable to sustain Its accustomed position In the clouds what with the depression and all, tumbled to earth near Buttonwlllow last week. There, lying In ambush behind his beak, he was found and taken by two high school boys, Parker Van Neman and Nell Waito. "Calling Card" Oscar carried his Identification card In a band around his leg. It bore the legend "A718700—Notify Biological Survey, Washington, D. C." The boys brought him in to school for rehabilitation. Oscar Is a fine bird, but an economic loss. He proceeded to become fat and riossy on a diet of gold fish from the high school aquarium. That was all right as far as the bird-lovers were concerned, but the fish-lovers begun to raise objections. The denizens of the aquarium were threatened with extinction. Paul VanderElke, head of the science department, took a flashlight picture of Oscar and hung It in the rogues' gallery. Axel Petersen, Instructor In science, wrote to Washington for his case history. Regains Health In the meantime, however, the pell- can has completely regained his health and his appetite, and his board bill Is mounting. Bill Moore, another high school student, has offered to take Oscar out to the reservoir on his father's ranch north of town. There Oscar, If he has not become too particular after hln gold fish feasts, may live comfortably on carp. Or he may wander Into the oblivion from whence he came. CLUBS TO BE ENLISTED Plans for Campaign Made at Conference; Program of Music Presented PLANNING a widespread warn•*• Ing to the citizenry of Kern that proposed cuts In veterans' appropriations by the federal government will mean a loss of thousands of dollars in local income and the expenditure of thousands more by the oounty In added welfare work, Frank S. Reynolds Post, American Legion, last night began arrangements for an extensive educational campaign In the community. Speakers representing the post will appear before the Civic Commercial Association,' Kern Chamber of Commerce and other civic and service groups to outline the proposed cuts and explain their disadvantages. Harmful to City , Serious loss of Income through slashes in disability pensions would be a serious blow to the community, tho speakers will point out. In addition, the county hospital will have to take care of many veterans now In government hospitals and tho county welfare department will have many families' added to Its already overburdened list.' The legion post, -under Its educational program, will collect actual figures to show what the loss will be to tho merchants of Bakersfleld. Reynolds post went on record also, last night, as, opposed to any reduction In the salaries of city employes at the present time. Entertainment .Program • Following the business meetings of tho post ' and auxiliary, the legionnaires and their guests were entertained by the following, with Harold Hendrichs as master of ceremonies: Braqs.* quartet, Wesley Chesferman first Jrumpet; Edwin tihomnie; second-, trumpet: Alfred Chesterman. trombone, and Phil • Martin', French horn; J. J. Anderson, marimba solos, accompanied at the piano by Gerald Adams; Ruth Cary, reading; Harold Penn, vocal selections; Dorothy Holladay, accordlan solo; Jack Allyn, piano selections. Dancing occupied the remainder of the evening. CASE STILL PENDING Kate of Clifford \Taylor, 26, negro charged with murdering; his sister, today rested In the hands of Judge Stewart Magee of the Sixth Township Justice Court. The negro's preliminary hearing was completed lute yesterday and Judge Mngee took the case under advisement. Taylor either will be released from custody or sent to the Superior Court for further legal procoe'dliiR?. . Taylor, according to "tfie state, shot and killed his sister, Mrs. Helen Rail- back, 2-1, on Christmas night during a celebration. BUY AMERICAN PLAN FAVORED BY C:C. A. Plans to support tho nation-wide "Buy American" campaign were formulated today by the Bakersfleld Civic Commercial Association, when directors of that organization added their voice to the country-wide clamor for recognition of the quality In domestic commodities and the need for putting men to work here. "The only way the plan can be successful," President Virgil Johnson said, "Is to educate buyers to ask merchants for American-made goods only!" T. W. McManus appeared at the meeting and reported that he heard a rumor that the free employment of- flco here will bo discontinued as a part of State Director of Finance A'andegrift's economy program. He requested the association to protest tho move. A letter from Senator J-. I. Wagy, In which he promised to vote against diversion of state gas tax funds, was read. The-directors voted In favor o> asking the Kern Cdunty Board of Supervisors to adopt an ordinance protecting Kern wild flowers. Director Herbert Sears presented tho resolution. Plan to change name of the organization 1o the "Chamber of Commerce of Bakorsfleld" moved a step forward when Attorney C. V. Anderson was requested to outline necessary procedure. The directors voted In favor of the traffic circle on Golden State highway at the Intersection of Chester avenue, but declined to push the subject, because It would cost the city about $7000 and they felt It would not be politic to urge Its construction at this time. *-•-» Burglary Suspects Released by Judge Guy Rutherford and Charles A. Walsh, accused 6f burglary, were freed today by Judge Stewart Magee of tho Hlxlh Towiifihlp Justice Court. They wore accused of burglarizing Hotel Padre. Lack of sufficient evidence to convict' the two In Superior Court unused Judgc^ Mugee to dlaiultia the charges uguinol them, / Lindsay Will Speak at Shafter Session M. A. Lindsay, farm ndvlser, -will speak on "Organized Opposition to the Farm. Bureau," at a meeting oi tho Shafter Farm Center scheduled Tor Monday, January -23, In the Richland-School., J. J. Siemens will report on the recent fruit-growers' convention and B. C. ; Eckmann on the agricultural credit corporation meeting. August Bender, director, will, preside 'at tlie meeting. Predict 1933 Total Will Surpass That of Last Year; Entire State Is Drenched; Pilots Lost "DAKERSFIELD, .'dripping wet, •*-* awakened today to warm temperatures and a high fog following the heaviest 12-hour rainstorm In (te recorded history. Precipitation which began at 7 o'clock Thursday Horning and continue^ throughout lie day, amounted '.to 1.59 inches, jringlng the total for tho season o 4.70 Inches, as compared with 5.11 inches at this date'last year. . Never before In tho community's ilstory has so much rain fallen dur- ng a 12rhour period, records of both The Callfornlan and Kern County Land Company weather bureaus ro- VOttl. ' ' The total stands but .41 of .an inch behind last year's all-tlmu record- breaking amount, and The Cnllfornl- an's weather prophet predicted that this year's total precipitation will surpass that within the next 72 hours. The prediction is based upon storm warnings Indicating a continuation of tho present rain and showing that another storm Is on 1 its way south from iVlaska. Profitable Rain Despite heavy rains In all parts of tho oounty the storm at no time assumed serious proportions. Tho'steady fall soaked .deep Into the ground, agricultural authorities said, and was of untold benefit. . . Buena' Vlstyi district reported 1.74 Inches; Uosedale; 1.78; Famosa, 1.37; Stockdale, "1.56 "and ' Lakeside, 1.'42 Inches. ' , Taft received 1.05 Inches during the last 24 hours, boosting the total for the season to 3.08 Inches, as compared with 2.41 at this date Inqt.yettr. • Telephone communication, could bo established ' with but few mountain communities. . Snow Melts Wttrm.rains fell In" the mountains as wu'l us the lowlands .Thursday afternoon, melting, muvh .of the snow that had fallen,Ji\ the preceding four days Today, howevef, free*lng .temperatures returned to tl(C Lebcc, • Sandberg and Tehachapl areaa and show wan again falling., ' '; Travel oveft the Tehachapl and Ridge routes is possible with 'chains for an expert driver, but exceedingly hazardous, authorities reported. Fears that the 'Kern' river flow might reach alarming proportions because of the mountain rains'ami sudden thaw wero allayed by land company officials;,.who said that'only a small amount,of snow has.fallen during the storm-on the. watershed from which the river draitfsMts'suuply. SOUTHERN SECTION OF STATE GETTING SNOW LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20. (A. P.)— In tho. wake of the heaviest rains Ir 20 years, a heavy snowstorm swept sections of southern California's citrus-growing territory-early today. Tho fury of the storm extended across tho desert country to the' Colorado river nearly 300 miles from'the coastal plain leaving the barren. cp'untry, In whlel snow ordinarily Is alien, under a whlto blahket of a ; foot or more in depth. Damage, If any, to' crops was p: peuted to be negligible' as the snow ir the agricultural areas melted soon after hitting 'the ground. The snowfall at San Bernardino-and- Riverside was'reported the heaviest In lb years Seventy'automobiles toer«i stalled b> a two-foot'fall of 's'rioSylti Ci'ijon puss on'the San Bernardino-Needles •Highway. The highway Ihtcr' was blockec by. a heavy landslide which extendei for half a mile and which Imprisoned an automobile In -which t*o unidentified' women wore occupants. Tho women were reported, uninjured, bu unable to leave the scene. Highway Blocked The landslide will block the hlghwaj for probably two clays, 'State road of- flcialH said. Most of the automobiles were making their way back to Vic (GonHfiucd an rage 1'ijtr.en) Medical Society Opposes * Government Intervention INCOME TAX STAFF TO HELP PREPARE KERN STATEMENTS B ENT upon helping Kern citizens prepare their income tax statements, a staff of Internal revenue department deputies will Invade the county from February 1 to March 15, according to announcement today by Qalen H. Welch, collector of Internal revenue In the sixth district of California. Offices will be maintained In the post office building here the entire period. • The deputies will be In other districts of the county as follows: Mojave, post office building, February 16 and 17; Tehachapl, post office building, February 18; Wasco," Bank of America building, February 20 and 21; Taft, Security Trust building, February 23 to March 15. •, March .15 Is the final 'date for filing returns. Due to the decreased persons! exemption, Collector Welch .anticipates a heavy filing and emphasizes the necessity of an early preparation of return by those requiring assistance. More Than $500,000 Will Be Allotted by Stute From Gasoline Taxes WILL COVER 24 MONTHS Expect Rolph Budget to Be Bitterly Contested by California Groups Remarkable Gains Reported for Coast Run Through This District Substantial gains In passenger and express traffic and In the number of miles flown were recorded • on the Seattle-Hakersflpld-San Diego 'airway of United Air Lines In 193i!, ranking It as'one of the busiest In the country, It was announced today by P. O. Johnson, president of the company, In u report to H. f5. Donaldson, local manager for Pacific Air Transport, subsidiary of United Air Lines. The passenger volume on the route almost doubled, with 20,633 being carried In 1932, as compared with 10,945 In 1931. Air express showed a similar gain and the mileage-flown Increased 38 per .cent, with 2,^44,261 .miles recorded in,the year, compared with 1,657,* 197 .mllfs In the preceding year. A factor .In the air express gain was a slash In rates, making them approximately one-third of what they were two years ago. On nil Its routes United Air Lines maintained- its position an the world's largest air transport operator, in 1032. Tho company's totals showed 88,023 imssentfors carried, an compared to 4S.928 In 1031, and 12,030 !n 193.0; 3,330,000 pounds of air mall transported, and 172,320 pounds of air express flown. The company's planes completed 95 per cent of the 14,000,000 miles scheduled for them In the year. The .Pacific coast route will share In Increased activity with the delivery shortly of a part of the fleet of all-metal, low-wing, twin-engined transport .planes now in production for United Air Lines at the Boeing Alrplhno Company's plant. These planes will boost the speed of tho company's equipment approximately 40 miles an hour. . ——4 • » IASING its action in accordance ' with the minority report of the national committee appointed to Investigate tho cost of medical care, Kern County Medical Society last night passed n resolution urging that "government competition in the practice of medicine bo discontinued." During tho meeting, flrat to be hold this year, Dr. John B. Doyle, LOB Angeles neurologist, formerly with the Mayo clinic, spoke on "Neurological Manifestations of Pernicious Anemia." The resolution, passed by tlie! society, following a lengthy discussion, follows: "Whereas, there lias, recently been released for publication a report by a national committee appointed to Investigate the costs of medical care; and . "Whereas, the majority report of that committee recommends the adoption of a plan whereby the expenses of medical care would be partially or wholly defrayed by taxation; and "Whereas, It Is customary for the regular medical profession to donate their services.In caring for the Indigent sick, which service is 'obviously not an obligation of thu doctors but Is clearly a duty of the state; and "Whereas, the use of taxation to finance any system of medical care would, Inevitably, lead to political domination, with Its uorallarloa, 1 favoritism and Inefficiency: and "Whereas, years of experience liuvo demonstrated that a salary buslt; tif uompcimatlon for tho. phyalclan,, Icadu/ without exception to'the Joss of that confidential, relationship •biuwepn .the doctor and patient without which sue- • eesRful treatment Is frequently Impossible; and "Whereas, tho use ofiBtalu funds to partially or completely : defray the costs of medical cure,- .'fit the small wage earner, while taking no cognizance of his more elemental requirements suoh as. food, clothing, and liounlng seems unreasonable, Inconsistent, and constitutes,'in fact,: class legislation; and •"•'•'. "Whereas, the principal minority report of said committee signed entirely by physicians In active practice, representing the, opinion of men who have learned their facts first hand and are, therefore, In a position to give more practical advice, ' ho«. been approved by the American Medical Association; "Therefore, be It rosolved that this society does hereby endorse the principal minority report of wild committee, which, among others, makes the following recommendations: That government competition In the pnu.'tk-6 of medicine be discontinued; that government curt of Indlgents be expanded with, the ultimate object of relieving the medical profession of that burden; that united attempts' be made to restore the general practitioner to the central place In medical practice; that any plan Involving" a change In present methods of medlpal practice bu ro- Jcrlod unless yrovon capable uf being fitted Into . present - institutions und agencies;" ; OF BULLS EXPLAINED BY STRONG . Commenting todny on the not Infre- quent'reports b.f persons being Injured by bulls; H. T. Strong, assistant farm adviser, who has done much study In connection with animal husbandry, says there is no valid • reason why anyone should be Injured by a bull If the animal Is properly *arod for and kept In the. proper kind of a pen. With a properly constructed bull pen there Is n° neqesslty for cny one go- Ing Into the pen. for ordinary handling of tho bull. When It Is necessary to clean •opt the pen the 1 " bull can be Isolated without any trouble. Many valuable bulls are sold because of their "mean disposition," Mr. Strong -sa|d. •'No bull Is to be trusted, Mr. Strong shfd. "Like the unloaded gun, It Is usually, the gentle hull which turns savage and injures someone," ho us- scrtqd. • •" If tho bull ,1s kept in a proper pen and handled with v|g!lnnco, the actual possibility of danger Is a very remote one—much less than crossing a street in traffic. Plans for constructing u proper bull pen may he obtained from tho farm adviser's office at the courthouse free of charge, Mr. Strong said. Farm Home Unit to Hold Meeting Here Miss May Secrest, of the state extension service, will address u meeting of the county connnltteu of the farm home department at the courthouse on Wednesday, January "H, according to an announcement made today by Mrs: T. 'M. Martin, chairman. A , regular disposition of business Is also scheduled TIH well us luncheon at the Padre hotel following the meeting. ...... Five Counties of Stute Arc Said to Hutc Reported Cases of Fever Public warning that an outbreak of tularemla, iiommonly known to the .ayman as rabhtf fever, hus boon reported In California with cases "P- pearlng In Kern, San Diego, Imperial, Merced and Stanislaus counties, Is contained In a health bulletin Issued today under the direction of Doctor Joo Hmlth, county health officer. "All of tho cases were contract oil from handling or skinning dlttf;is t >il rubblts," thi! bulletin said. "Tulare- mla" IH' an infectjous disease to which rabbits and other small animals uru susceptible, anil It spreads from animal to animal through the bite of Infected ticks. Infection Cannes "Human beings contract It through the handling of Infected animals, through the bite of Infected ticks or in crushing such ticks. "lOvery Individual who skins a wild rabbit should take the precaution of wearing rubber gloves. The Infection In Rent-rally picked up through a ffcratcli- or break In Ihe skin on the hands or ami", but Homo canes have been contracted through rubbing tho face or the eyep with the fingers after they have touched the infectious material. ' Lengthy Attack "The disease Is of long duration. It often starts with a rievcro chill and may at first be mistaken for an attack of Influenza: It Is generally characterized by fever of several weeks' duration, accompanied by great prostration, with an unusually long and slow convalescence. In many cases an ulcer develops at the site of the infection. "Diagnosis may be confirmed by blood tests In the laboratory. Tho disease has never bptfii found in any rabbits other than wild rubbltH. Thorough cooking of the meat destroys the causative organism and such meat, even from an Infected animal, can be eaten with safety. .The ' utmost -prerautlon Is necessary, however, In handling and dressing such rabbits." 'TUI13 state of California expects to •*• Klve Kern county more than half million dollars for highway purposes during tho next two fiscal years. It wua disclosed with the submission of Governor Holph'a budget " to the Legislature, according to a dispatch from- Sacramento today. The estimated amount of. $255,995.27 each year IB .tentative, It. was pointed out, anil bused upon no unusual decreasen In revenue from gasoline taxes, upon which HIM county's share depends. Of tho "-cent tux per gallon on gras- ollne, 1 cent goes to the state for new highway construction, t cunt to the state for maintenance, and I cent to counties for maintenance. County allocations are based upon the total number of registered motor vehicles in the county. New Rolph Plan In presenting his budget to the legislature, Governor Itolph recommended thnt approximately ?27,000,000 from the gasoline tax revenue be used for other purposes during the next, years. The transfer would bo from the state's chare of Ihe funds, however, and would not :iffect the received by counties. The proposal, however, bld.s fair to receive hoated opposition throughout tho state. Senator Arthur II. BreTd, Oakland, "father of the gasoline tax act," announced to the Senate that he would fight nny diversion "to the last ditch." Oppose Proposal Hreed Is hacked by the California State Automobile Association and the Southern California Automobile Association, who contend that tho gasoline tax was voted by Jhe people with the understanding that the money bo spent on the highways, and that any diversion from the fund would be lu break faith with the voters. Ot the 127,000,000 transfer, approximately $17,000,000 would bo used to retire and pay Interest on old state high way bonds. The remaining $10,000,000 woul'd go to tho state's general fund to hell) balance Uovernor Ralph's biennial budget. Folks and Facts * .: + * * ". * * Bits of Hotel Gossip '*•**• * * * Local Brevities Central California lumber dealers, here for a conference with local yards, include P. K. I'cll, Fresno; U. O. Burnett, Tulare; C. S. Tropleres, Stockton; V. W. Leez, Santa Cruz; W. D. Bishop, Watson vllle; p. C. ISsstey, Oakland, and J. H. Kirk, San Luis Oblspo,-all stopping at Hotel I'adre. Citizenship Class Is Scheduled Here Union Oil .Company, are In tho city | Guy j llBenrd , lnst ructor in social on business and are stopping at the j sc | cnce , lt Bukersfield High School F. "SyltoH, .Los Angeles; O. Wool- drldge, Fresno, and II. II. Yackey, San Liuls Oblspn, all associated with ! Padre'. Out-of-state guests at the 1'adre Include Captain It. U. Breen of Spokane, Wash., and Mr. and Mrs. lieorgo nichards of Salt Lako City, Utah. W. Henderson, San l-'runclsco Chronicle representative, and Mrs. Henderson are registered at the Padro. and Junior College, will conduct a I class In citizenship, meeting each Kern Trucking Firm Seeks State Permit (Annunialcd 1'rcnn Leased Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20.— Ventura Transfer and Storage Company of Ventura (ind Bilker's Transfer and Storage Company of Bakersfleld today asked tho railroad commission fur certificates to operate auto truck service for transportation of household goods, furniture, pianos and per- Bplial... effoutu butwoon points within the 'state. National Biscuit Company of Glendale Is represented In Uakersfleld today by Bert Anderson, guest ut Hotel lil Tejoii. Thursday night from 7 until 9 o'clock at Lincoln School, It was announced today. The class is bolnir organized under auspices of the llakersfieia Kvenlne High School. Though planned primarily to enable foreigners to obtain citizenship papers, the elass Is open to all who care to attend. Among those registered ut Hotel Kl j Tejpn to'day Is J. A. Jackson of Los j Angeles, a representative of Shell Oil i Company. i Mr. and Mrs. L. Malcolm of San Francisco are visiting in Bakersfleld today and are guests at Hotel Kl Tejon. Mr. Malcolm Is with the Union Oil Company. Planting of Spuds Begins at Shafter Potato planting is being started now In the Shaflur and Wasoo districts according to the agricultural commissioner's office. It IB too early as ynt. to estimate what tho 1933 acrcag" for the county will 'be as. t lui greatest planting will bu Uonu during next month. County Government Bill Filed by Wagy fAimofiatrd I'rcno Leaned Wire) SACHAMENTO, Jan. 20.— Senator J. I. tt'iigy.oV Bukersfield Introduced a constitutional amendment and a bill in tha Legislature today shifting from the Legislature to county Boards of Supervisors the power to fix, with certain exceptions, the compensation and number of county officers, their deputies and employes. Senator Wag)' said his proposed legislation would aid toward local governmental economies. HOST TO COUNCIL TAFT, Jan. 20. — Black LiolU Post No. IHiiS, Veterans of Foreign Wui'9. worn huats at a mooting of the Ivorn county council, Veterans of Foreign Wars, following tho regular mooting: liiHt night lu Odd Fellows hall, • A largo attendance wan reported ntul many mutters of bublnoss Irautiaq.taU, . j, ' REFUNDS ON CLAIMS Refund of '$3107.69 to Kern county farmer.s during last year under the producer dealers' act, framed for their protection, was reported today through the agricultural commissioner's office, which worked with tho state division of market enforcement in securing these -refunds for fanners here. The office of L.. A. Burtoh, commissioner, worked with the market enforcement division of the stale In securing evidence on wome 69 different claims here last year, according to LIuford Kox, assistant commissioner. Many of the refunds secured were for overcharges made against farmers by produce dealers and others were for improper accounting. Tl)e state division of market enforcement hears canes In a manner similar to that employed by the Superior Court and has the power to Give decisions. Through this division of market enforcement farmers of this county and others of the state have an agency to protect their Interests and make good their claims when they are valid, and '•. all with a minimum expenditure of time and effort, fur the office of the agricultural commissioner gives considerable assistance In this work.

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