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-'•* , EDITORIALS This Boctlon contains Iho latest local news; world sports, editorials, a big, thrilling serlul and-nowa of general Interest. PHONE 31 WANT ADS Advertising Columns of The Bakcrsfleld Cnllfornlan clone promptly at 11 o'clock a, in, every day. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESpAY, JANUARY 25, 1933 PAGES 7 TO 12 THRONG 111 LEAVE GRAMMAR GRADES FRIDAY CITY OR COUNTY FARM URGED BY ' SIApFFICIAL Manager of Free Employment Bureau Offers Plan to Assist Jobless WALKER VIEW OUTLINED Vegetable Production Upon . Idle Land by Idle Men Suggested Here A PLAN for furnishing frosh Teg- fl etables to the unemployed residents of Baltersfleld during the coming season, at practically no cost to the community, Is the suggestion of H. L. Walker, manager of the state free employment agency at Bakersfleld. "Idle labor, Idle men and Idle seeds can all work together to give congenial employment to a number of people, with reasonable profit, by taking: n tract of unused land and with seeds furnished by the city or county, putting" a variety of vegetables In this spring. The labor would not be compulsory; those residents of the city who desired to could contribute their labor from time to time at their convenience, receiving a credit slip for the number of hours worked, entitling them to receive the value of their labor In vegetables which they may choose as needed later. "Thus they would not be paid In scrlr^, but In credit shares, the difference being that the wage laws would r.ot be violated as they would be partners In the enterprise rather than employes. ''A great deal of malnutrition, particularly among children, would thus be avoided. The workers would not be cursed with the stigma of charity, but would have a self-respecting, useful Job—better by far tha~h sheer Idleness." Mr. "Walker added that this would not conflict with the community garden of the Salvation Army. The state free employment agency, he said, would be ready to co-operate '»u handling- the bookkeeping and tret- tine the.,jnen .together. If land -and seed and other necessary articles are contributed. CRASHES WALLS AT TOP SPEED T HE most hair-raising, spine-tingling- stunt in America today was added to the program of the congress of daredevils and motorcycle races •which next Sunday will open the 1933 sports season at Bakersfleld's world- famous speedway. Signing of Speedy Babbs, motion picture stunt king, to ride a motorcycle through a double board •wall at a speed of 70 miles an hour, was announced. Babbs has performed the stunt before. Sometimes he has been painfully hurt and other times escaped without a scratch. The wall through which he rides is constructed of two thicknesses of 1-Inch boards on a frame of two-by-fours. When he crashes Into It at full speed on his sturdy motorbike It Is reported to be the thrill of a lifetime. Something has to give and thusfar It hasn't been Bahbs or the motorcycle. Persons who can't stand a thrill are advised not to attend the program for Babbs' stunt Is just one of 12 other events already signed. New entries In the "ash can derby," open only to motorized Junkheaps valued at $50 or less, Include the following: M. B. Corr at the wheel of "Leapln 1 Lena," Henry Butcher In "Ye Olde Tlnne Canne," and Stanford Dow driving "Mechanics' Nightmare." Dewey Slmms and Bill Tears of Los Angeles and Jess lifer of Oakland have sent In their entries for the professional motorcycle races. City Collection of Rubbish and Garbage Proposed Here ADDS TO COUNTY SEASONAL TOTAL Precipitation ' for City Now Considerably Above Tb'ul for Previous Year SNOW PACKS INCREASED Gen lie Showers Reported in Southland us Big Storm Veers Eastward B LIBRARIAN OF MARE SEEKS POSITION HERE Qretchen Flower, county librarian of TVulare county, has made an application here for the position of county librarian to succeed the late Julia G. Babcock. 'The Board of Supervisors already has appointed John Henderson acting librarian. Mr. Henderson, formerly reference librarian, discharged the duties of librarian during the Illness of Mrs. Babcock before her death. The application of Gretchen Flower has been filed. STAGE BANQUET AKERSFIELD should operale Us garbage collection and disposal [service on a municipal basis and make I money for the city treasury, instead of awarding a contracl lo a prlvnle Individual or concern, Mayor Harry J leaden declared today. "I have ffgures which show that tho city could make approximately $16,000 each year," he declared. "AVhy should WITH a clouded sky Indicating " more BhowerH might be expected during tho day and night, Kern county's fourth atonn in little more than a week this morning again drenched the water-logged soil of the lower areas and added Blight amounts to the snow pack In the mountains. Bakerslleld ralu gauges received .15 of an Inch during the early morning downpour, bringing the lotal for the season to 5.27 Inches, as compared with 5.11 Inches at this date last year. Kern County Land Company stations throughout the county reported rain as follows: Famosa, .2.1 of an Inch; Rosedale, .08; Stockdalc, .10; Lakeside, .10, and Buena Vista, .18 of an inch. Taft Total Climb* Tuft's ineason total climbed to more than an Inch above last year's when showers during the night left .07 of an Inch. The total for this season Is 3.02 inches as compared with 2.54 at this dal* last year. Fair weather on Thursday will fol- i low loday's scattered showers in Ihe j valley, Ihe government weather bu- i reau at Fresno reported to The Bak- ersfleld Callfornlan's bureau this morning. Light frost and probable fog also were forecast for tomorrow morning. llalnfall at valley stations outside Bakersfleld was reported us follows: Piedra, .81 of an inch; Stockton, .58; Merced, .47; Frlant, .37; Porlervllle, .32; Lindsay, .23; Fresno, .17; Flre- baugh, .20, and Coalinga, .13. Dr. Walter Dexter, Whittier w « , tur " «>»t prom over to someone .' else? Operation of a garbage collec- ColleCe Head, Will Speak I tlon and disposal system Is as much ° • »Vi A <•*!.* I* *- **f „ _.. _i_i__ii* ii__ Thursday Evening ILLNESS TAKES LIFE OF EMMAWILLIAMS Mrs. Emma R. Williams, 82, native of Gel-many, resident of California for 50 years and of Bakersfleld for two years, died yesterday at the homo of her son, Elmer •\yilllams, at 319 Oregon street. She was the widow of the late CharlA Williams, who. died Blx years ago. In addition to tho son, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Odle N. Bill of Susanvllle and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Houzer and Mrs. Christie Morehead of Covina, and Mrs. Minnie Williams of Lodi, and seven grandchildren. The body Is at Payne & Son chapel, and will be sent to the Custer & Chrlstlnson chapel there, for funeral services Friday afternoon, and later the remains will be Interred In the Oakdale cemetery at Covina, alongside the body of tho deceased husband. Ur. AValtor Dexter, prcsldenl of AVhlttlcr College and one of Ihe most widely known speakers of Ihe Pacific, coast, will address an audience of 30G persons at the first annual Kern County Y. M. C. A. banquet, to bo held at the First Baptist church in Bakersfield, Thursday evening, Febm- arj' 9. Such was the announcement made by E. P. Junes, chairman of the committee on arrangements for the L-nnquet. at a meeting of the Kern Y. M. C. A. council lust night. Coming at the conclusion of the first year of organized Y. M. C. A. work In this county, the banquet marks a milestone In advancement of the "Y" program, according to Mr. Janes. To Outline Work A general summary of accomplishments during the past year will bo presented during Ihe evening, and Iho securing of Doclor Dexler as principal speaker will make the occasion of greatest Interest to people of Bak- crefleld, whether they are directly connected with tho A". M. C. A. or not. Election of officers for the new year will be one of the objectives of tho meeting. The nominating committee, under the leadership of Herbert Healy, Is now preparing a slate of candidates for the board of directors and other offices. Lenard Dahlqutst, executive secretary, Is scheduled to make a report summarizing activities of the past year. A. musical program featuring musicians of Bakersfleld and Shatter Is also being planned. Expect Many Guests Stale officials of the Y. M. C. A. Search Begins for Harvey B. Morton Sergeant "Bill" Harris, custodian of the "missing persons" bureau for tho Bakersfleld Police Department, has Instltuled a search for Harvey B. Morton, of Tacoma, who Is known to have been In Bakersfleld during the Christmas holidays, but who has not communlcaled with his wife since that lime. Morton, according to bin anxious wife, brought a truckload of Christmas trees here. "He may have been hurt or taken 111 and hla papers destroyed," the wife wrote police hnre. "Please help mo find my husband," her letter pleaded. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Morton, or who possesses a clue to his whereabouts, should communicate with police headquarters Immediately. Sarah Jones Rites • Set for Thursday Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah C. Jones, 77, who died Monday at a local hospital, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. in., at the Bukersfield Funeral Homo. Tlev. Charles Hulme will officiate and Mm. Oloaiiah Ball Behan will bo tho soloist. Intcrmont will bo In Union cenintnry, Mrs. Jones was tho wife of Bcnl Jones. She also leaves two brothers who rcsldo In Iho cast. tho right of a municipality as tho j operation of a street, building or^ewer department," he said. "Tho taxpayers of Bakersfleld could use thai $16,000 yearly income easily," he pointed out. Potential Profit Using the "Berkeley" system aa a criterion, Mayor Harry Headon said llmt Bakersfleld, about one-third the size of Berkeley, would have 4000 patrons for a municipal service, and If each paid $1 monthly or $12 yearly for the service (the current rate), the city would receive $48,000 annually, and that the system could be operated for 132,000, thus netting a profit of 116,000. "This figure, $16,000, does not Include additional revenue to the city from salvage," ho pointed out. "In addition, there would be greater convenience to patrons v There would bo no law sulls. Tho flexibility of the new ordinance, passed last Monday night, would permit a change at any time, and In tho event such course were found necessary, a contract could be awarded at any time. Better Control • "Operation as well as the responsibility for the service would lie In the hands of city officials, and if service was nol suitable, 'kicks' could be reg- Islered easily, and quickly slralght- ened out to the satlsfacllon of patrons," ho continued. "If we award a 10-year contract now, wo would be 10 years before having an opportunity to make any desired change—and condlllons will change a lol In 10 years, while operation of the garbage collection and disposal system, the service could be enlarged or reduced, or changed, In any manner warranted b.v conditions or and representatives of the organlza- wanled by the people," he concluded, tions In neighboring dlsirlcls will be I Berkeley's municipal syslem Is a In attendance. Tickets for the din- profitable one for the city and particularly satisfactory to patrons, officials declare. ner and program may be secured through C. C. Scotl, ticket chairman, or any member of the various "Y" groups, it was announced. \ n, . TT . . The Kern directors at their meet- O0FV1CCS HClCI Ing yesterday elected J. F. Faber and H. K, Dlckson as delegates to tho state convention, to be held at Santa, Barbara February 4 and CRASH FATAL FOR FORMER KERN BANKER Word hat been received here that Louis J. Bennett, former Bakersfleld banker, was killed Sunday In a San Diego traffic accident. He was an official of the old First National Bank here, which was purchased by the Bank of Italy, and had resided In thl« city for 10 years, leaving here In 1926, after which he retired and made his home In San Diego. Friends here said he was about 70 years of age. P. D. Smith of Bakersfleld Is a surviving relative, and the former retired banker also leaves a widow, who resides In San Diego. AS COTTON BUYER SEES COJPERATIVE Contrasts Methods of Two Systems of Purchasing Farmer's Product OF SALARIES IS URGEDBY MY Measure Introduced by Kern Legislator May Be Voted Upon by Electors GRADUATION OF PUPILS TO BOOST ENROLLMENT IN KERN HIGH SCHOOLS STATE BILL DISCUSSED Present System Declared to Be Clumsy Method for Adjusting Pay Bolls SOUTHLAND GETS ONLY EDGE OF NEW STORM LOS ANGELES. Jan. 25. (U. P.)— Southern California's fourth storm In 10 days failed to live fully up lo ex- pcclallons today, although gentle showers fell over the district. The main center of a storm sweeping northern California lurned easl, and only Ihe edge of Ihe depression reached the southland, according to L. H. Daingerfleld, United States me- leorologisl. However, rain will conllnue to full mos' of the day, with cloudy weather tonight and fair weather tomorrow, he predicted. At 9 a. m. today, .09 Inches of rain had fallen In Los An- slnce Ihe clouds opened shortly before daylight. New snow fell In the mountains, already blanketed under the greatest fall In 30 years. In the San Bernardino mountains the fall ranged between 6 and 6 feet. All roads havo opened except the highway to Big Bear valley) the stale highway department announced, although there is little parking space because of Iho deplh of the piled drifts. WILL PROBE SLAYI« BIG BULL Inquest into the death of Joseph AVulton, 64, who was gored to death by a bull yesterday on the Peter Krauso ranch near Itosedale, was scheduled for late today at Payne & Son chupel, Coroner N. C. Houzc reported. AValton, an employe at Iho Krauso ranch, was alone al tho time ho met death at Ihe horns of the big bull. His batlered body was found by members of Ihe Krause family when Ihey returned In the afternoon from a trip to Bakersfleld. Walton came to Kern about a week !igo from Merced. Robert.B. Watrous A. AY. Eckman and 13. P. Janes will servo as alternates. Funeral rites wore conducted yesterday ut the Bakersfleld Funeral Home for Robert 13. AVatrous, 85, who _ , , . - ] . . JL'./HtVJiWt I VUUUI I. *J. *»ilLJUUO, «tt», V* IIU Mr. DIckKon, as ireasurer and chair-: ,. . Sllnrt . lv ... ,„„.., i,™,,..,,! Hn £%»S3S£5£i *£%&£-&£ Oft-Missing Terrier Is Sought by Owner When "Pat" comes home he is going to find a ball and chain and u cowbell awaiting him. "Pat" Is the pedigreed wire-halrod terrier belonging to Frank Dlgior, '2301 B street, and ho has a knack for turning up missing. Tho pet Is 6 months' old anil has a black and white body and a brown head. Information may bo telephoned to Mr. Dlglor ut D7. years of service, and commended the Kern committee for Its excellent service. A. J. Ferguson, chairman of tho board, presided at tho meeting, Which was attended by Mr. ICnapp, IT. K. DIokMon, E. P. Janes, Huntly Webb, A. AV. lOcknittii: Herbert Mealy, Claudo Johnson, Walter Stlern, George Sagen, O. C. Scott, J. IT. Parker and J. F. Kaber. COMPLETED BY KERN JUDGE man mlllec, $1800 ht%»l wccll 11 ttv,n.i , tf J >M'I" " ' v:1 » I i for this area and that an organized j '' te " y- campaign to secure this amount would j —-" c ti!rZr° fKob 1 SECOND VOLUME OF POETRY Announcement was made that the date for thn San Jouquln valley older boys' convention in Bakersfiold, at which Albert Roberts of New York will be one of the principal speakers, had been net at March 17. Secretary Dahlqulst's report on the past month was supplemented by reports from Walter Stlern, of tho Trinity Comrade Club; Cieorge Sagen of the Junior College Y, and Huntly Webb, • of the McFarland group. I'. P. Knnpp, state secretary, was present and told of some of the highlights of the state program. He said thiit Y. M. C. A. leaders In California are experiencing the most encouraging year that they have seen In 22 The following communication from Charles B. AA'akefleld of tho firm of AA'akcfleld & Orlgsby, buyers of cotton, and based upon an editorial expression carried In The BttkcrHfleld Callfornlan on January 17, will bo of Interest to the readers of this paper: "We have read with a great deal of Interest your editorial headed 'Menace to Farmers' in your Issue of January 17. AVc naturally expert criticism of this sort, from politicians who make their living off tho farmers, also from the high-salaried executives of the co-operallves who aro trying to make their jobs last, but not from a newspaper such as The Bak- ersfleld Callforniiin. As for as wo can 'see, the only 'Selfish interests' concerned are those of the above- named Individuals who are making their living by the 'sweat of the farmer's brow,' knowing full well that the organizations they represent aro NOT a bcnefll lo Ihe farmer. Not Farmer Organ "You say that the various co-operative organizations were 'designed' to be helpful In the production and marketing of crops. AVo feel that you have used the word designed advisedly, for while the co-opcratlvo movement was designed to be helpful to tho farmer, It has certainly had tho opposite effecl after being put Into practice. You also say that 'anything that, tends to Interfere with or destroy the efficiency of the co-operative machinery which has been developed by farmer organizations must lie detrl- menlal to agriculture as a whole.' To begin with, tho present organization of co-operatives wan not developed by farmer organizations, but by politicians, and wo might add here that tho American Cotlon Co-Operallve Assoclallon, llic cenlral and control- Ing body of the various notion cooperative as.ooclatloiiH, was organized under the laws of the state of Delaware, with an authorized capital of $30,000,000, but only $70,000 of this capital was furnished by farmers and state co-operatives. The Federal Farm Board has supplied taxpayers' money for this organization In operate on. As far as their efficiency is concerned, we do not think this word can bo applied to them at all. Practically all of these organizations use two to Ihrse limes as many em- ployes art any eolton merchant would need to conduct the same size business. Pew Belong 'Also, If tho co-operatives were such a benefit to farmers, why Is It that only about ID per cent of the cotton farmers of the United Stales aro members of this organization?" Also, the local cotton co-operatives handled lust year about HG.OOO bales of cotton, while up to the present tlmo this year they havo only handled about half this amount. Tho reason for this Is perfectly obvious, farmers have been «blc to got better prices from the cotton trade than from the co-operatives, and after all Is said and done, betler prices are .what they aro after. We could go on Indefinitely quoting you from congressional records and from statistics compiled by tho American Cotton Shippers' Association, of which we are members, but wo will not bore you further. However, should you desire any additional Information wo will be very glad to furnish It. "In conclusion wo might say that wo havo no fight with a co-oporatlvo movement or organization orgaiilzoil, financed and operated by farmers. But wo do Intend to fight such organizations formed and run by politicians, and financed by taxpayers' money. AA'o havo been In the cotton business In Bakersfleld for the past seven years, and this Is the first ilmu that wo havo raised our voice In this matter. However, wo cannot let such a remark as 'Menace to Farmers' go unchallenged," CTATE SENATOR J. I. WAC1Y of *-* Baltersfleld began bombardment of tlio county government bill at Sacramento wben be Introduced his propoBed constitutional amendment which would give back to the 58 counties of the state some super- vi&lon over their own ariairs. A supervisor In Kern for many years and a recognized authority on county government affairs, Senator AYagy has the support of the California Slate Chamber of Commerce In his fight, according to dispatches from the capital. If adopted, final decision on tho proposal rests with the people of tho state, who would votu upon the plan at the next state election. Cites "Red Tape" "At present, control of county salaries Is In the Legislature, In what. is known as the county government act," said Senator AVugy. "This moans that every time a county office wishes to adil or remove n deputy, or change a salary schedule, the Legislature must pass a bill for tho specific purpose. "Tlioro appears to be no means wboroby counties may control salaries without adopting the county charter plan. This most of them apparently are reluctant to do. "My proposal would empower county supervisors to fix salaries, of all county officers except Iholr own, Ihe counly auditor and assistants, ami Judges. The supervisors would also determine the number of deputies, assistants and other employes, which l;i now also a legislative function. Salaries of those not Included In the bill are left to the Legislature." "Clumsy System" Tho present system is clumsy and Indirect. AYnpy pointed out. Tho Boards of .Supervisors aro responsible to the people, but cannot be held accountable for the payroll, one of the largest items of counts' expense. "Pay roll adjustments may be made only onco every two years under existing law," said Wngy, "and then only by tho Legislature. During times when county expenses must, bo cut to the boni*, such as -during tho budget-making period of last year, immediate retrenchment In the cost of government Is virtually impossible." LABOR LEADERS ELECTED M ORIS than 175 boys and girls of Kern county will change the course ot their school careers on Krlday when they leave the grammar grades and enter the Hakerslluld and Tuft. High Schools. Promotions are scheduled In all (lie grades :ind preparations arc being made to begin the new semester on Monday. January ;IO. with no confusion In organization of classes. Bakerslleld will graduate 140 pupils from the ICmcrson. Washington and Lincoln Schools Into the local high school unil appropriate exercises will be held on Friday at. 11 o'clock In the liomu auditoriums wlt,h parents and friends attending. Simplicity will be the keynote of the proceedings. • Standard Grammar School, which is holding a commencement program on Friday night will send 17 graduates to the local high school, and the Uoardslcy School will send In a clans of six. Tho hitter's commencement program alsj will bo held Friday night. Taft Program Dr. Harvey L. Kby, professor of education at the University of California at Los Angeles, will he the speaker at the commencement exercises to be held In the Lincoln lirain- innr School at Tuft on Thursday night. Ills subject will be "AimM'Irii'H Faith ill lOilucatlon." It In expected that a score of pupils will receive certificates. The mid-year ola.su will present three shurt comedies at tin- auditorium tonight. Tho plays will bo \ "The Silly vlllc School, Flic Put-' holler" and "Puck A technical staff In chart; Frank Towne, 7':iul Walker. Call Brooks, Fred Mason, lOihvin Flt/.pat- rick am! 1'iiul Yeurout. All throe progi-iinis In thr llukcr<- fielil city .schools will bo held Frldav morning at II o'clock and In the afternoon all the graduates will report at tho hlKh school at I o'clock to orien- themselves with high school environment, activities, classes anil procedure. Lincoln Exercises At the Lincoln School where Mrs. A. C. Muck Is principal. I lie program will begin with tho singing of America , and the salute to the flag. School I '"'If F RIENDS of Superior Judge ISrwIn AV. Owen, who ban achieved nomn illstlncllon In Ihls stata through hl» poelry aside from his judicial reputation, are congratulating him on the success of a second small volume bearing the title "Idle Hours." Deemed particularly fine in this small symposium of verse is a poem entitled, "The Old Hearthslone." Judge Owen has written this verse about the hearthstone of the Curran home here with the following explanation. "Because they walked In the faith of the Golden Rule, God has been good lo them. AVIth Hln blessing they have bullded a beautiful now homo. In the garden whore stood tho home of their youth and toll they have kept the old fireplace and hearthstone and have trained tho old roso bush above it, and their grandchildren play upon It us their children played about it." The poum follows: Loved memories abide where blooming roses cling On trellises beside the old hearthstone, linnets sing Where mother' sung a lullaby. 'N'eath drooping shade Of the great magnolia tree a lilting serenade Of children's voices sent, and pensive fancy hears Laughter and merriment, across the passing years! To dreaming eyes love-lit there comes a lambent glow, And spectral blazes fill on the hearth of long ago, While childhood faces press above a thrill breast, And louder hands caress and drooping lids find rest— Blessed memories of love about the hearthstono cling, Tho old hearthstone where roses bloom and llnnolu slug." Folks and Facts * * * •*•* + Bits of Hotel Gossip * * * * •* * Local Brevities Out-of-state guests at the Padre Include K. R. Hong of Detroit, Mich., ami W. C. Hunt, Topeka, Kan., official of tho Santa Fo Railroad. The latter Is accompanied by Klmer B. Johnson, San Francisco, and J. J. Plank, Los Angeles, Santa Fo executives. Among southern California commercial Iravelers al the Padro aro M. G. Mills and P. Richardson of tlio A r fil- vet Mitlen Company, Long Beach, and It. A'. Keefer of Flak Tire Company, Los Angeles. F. K. AVayne and E. Xewberry, representing- Tho American Tobacco Company of San Francisco, aro In Bakersfleld today on business and aro guests at Hotel El Tejon. Margaret Wntklns, attache of the stale department of social welfare, with headquarters In Los Angeles, Is a Bakersfleld visitor, stopping at Hotel Padro. C. W. Nowbory, formerly in tho real estate business here, but. now located In Los Angeles, Is reported to bo critically 111 In the south. Fnink Lowe I'luinimous Choice for President of County Group Minn I, "lie I nl -.__....„,... . >,,.,, ., , Versus IVck." The I?U A NK II. LO\\ h, manager of the i charge includes ' Union Labor Journal print shop, former editor of the Journal and council delegate from Musicians' Unltin No. L'lio. hint nl|;hl was elected president of Kuril County Labor Council by a unanimous volo of his fellow driU?g:tl<;s. He succeeds C'lUTonl K. SluwlH. delegate of Bur- born' Local No. ;>17. who for two terms lias guMeo lln activities of the labor organization. Chief interest In the annual election '•rnUTed upon I lie race for vlce- si'li-nl :\ml the -iev.-n trusteeships. Cunarty of Cm-pouters' L^ocal, SOUKS w|ll be suns Including tin official SOUR of the Hakersflelil clly | schools. Claialo M. Johnson, county [ probation officer, will address the ! graduates, after which Hen K. Stln- j son, a member of the board of ecliiea- j tlon will present diplomas to tho 28 graduates. , The Kmersoii program will IIP j miirked bj- nil address by I,en It. | Hurt, counselor at the local lilK'h i school, two '.| defeated Frank Ilialtieol' the Kleetri- ciil Workers' Local in n clo.se race for the \ ice-presidency. Tlio.sf* elected truMces are: New Trustees Tom Marsh, Carpenters local; K. B. Daniel, oil AVorker.s local: Frank Lowe; Joe McMaster, Butchers local; W. A. Starr, Hodcnrrlcrs local: Clifford Sheets; Charles II. llohrer, Eloe- ol. The exercises will open wllh j trlcul AVorker.s. selections by tin- Kmcrson string, W. A. Stair wa.s re-j-lected without trio composed of Muriel Fliigerhut. ' opposition as secretary-U'casurer. flrsl violin; Jack While, HCCOIII! vlo-j Samuel S. White of the Oil Workers lln, and Sylvia Winer, third violin. Elizabeth Moynler will accompany ut tho piano. C. U. Janile.sson Is the director. The numbers to lie given liy tho trio will be "Dark Kyes" and "Wallz in A Flat" by Brahms. To Present Play A playlet. "The Plotters." will lir- offered ami tlie cast will bu an follows: Principal, Uen I'yle; Hack, a football star, Richard Adams; .Too Mosoonl; Janitor, Itleharil plotters, Thelmii Lyons and Teddy Miller; students, Kenneth Nlelson, Karl Ehn, Marcus Rudnlck, Vermin Newman, and Pauline Hall. The play- let has been directed by Miss Leonn Brewsler. Mrs. K. Juno Cnrnnhan, principal, will present tho class. Sam Dye, president of the city lioanl of education, will present tlie ,".;! graduate. 1 !. The class song, "Farewell lo Emerson." will be sung by- the pupil*. Tlie Ilev. F. O. Beldcn. pastor of tin- j KERCHEN TO SPEAK First Baptist Church, will address Ilie ! AT pQRUM GATHERING class anil other pupils al the AVash- Ington School on Friday morning. The orchestra will present numbers under the direction of Mr. Janileson. Richard Stlern, president of the SA group, of which Mrs. Bertha Dawson Is the teacher, will present the graduates, which also Includes the class taught by Mrs. (iliulys Radial anil headed by Cordon Moore. Original Poem An original poem, "Washington School," will be presented liy Mllilreil HHd Tom Mai>li were re-elected to th'- executive committee without opposition. A. I.I. Campbell of the Hod- earrii-rs, was elected sergennt-nt- artns without opiioMitiop. f)f the seven trustees elected. Mc- MaKter Is the only one who If a new member. He succeeds Harry Prefon- talnc of I'alnlers l.oc:,l. No. ,;!•). \vlio ilecllneil rriionilnatiiin. PrefoiitiilMu i-oacli. j alsn decllnetl mimlniiiion a.s sorgeant- Cnon; j at -arms. I'rlor t<i tlie regular meeting Professor ,1. I,. Kerchcn of tho workers' education department of the California State- Federation 01' Labor and the I'niversity of California spoke on the problem of distributing the nation's Income. Many visitors intended tills part of tile meeting. The third lecture In 1'rofrssnr IJereliciiV scries will lie given next 'I'msday at S p. in. .1. L. Kerclii-n, professor uf education for the California Stall- l-'edera- llon of Labor and ilie I'lilvursliy of ( 'allfortila, \vill .s|icak tomorfi»\\' nigh: before the <ipen I'orum at tile l^ii'orscm School. Ti'uxiun avenue ,-iiid K sin-et. on ilie subject. "Technocracy and the Price System." Tile op.-n t'onioi \\ill he rollo\veil b.v a regular meeting of the Sm-liilist party, at wlilch new officers will b-- iniiucled inio office. The iii-vv olTic-er- Kerns, School songs will be sung, Poiinzoll headquarters In Fresno are represented In BakcrsflPld today by S. I,. Bowers, who Is a guest at Hotel 101 Tcjon. Among the guests at Hotel 131 Tcjon today Is C. M. Colvlu, agent for tho California Concrete Culvert Company of Berkeley. F. I 7 !. Pearson, of tho Lucky Strike Company. I,OH Angeles, is a guest ut Hotel F,l Tpjon. after which Mrs. Florence C. Porter. secretary of tho board, will present the diplomas. The exercises at the Standard firain- mar School will be held Friday evening nl 7:30 o'clock. Tlie class colors of red and silver will he utilized In ' -p. , tho appointments. Tlie .school orehcs- j UeWiUlCIS tra will play, tho class will sing songs i / and the Rev. S. C. Carson will prc- ] nent tho Invocation. Judge Allen II. Campbell will give Hie adilrc.s.s and talks will bo given by B. L. Marble, member of tho school; N. II. Fnriiliaiu. district superintendent, who will lire- sent the eln.u.s; F. H. dreenstreet, another members of tho board, who will award the diplomas. n re Frank u'liear, chairman; Charli-.-. H. Itolircr, \-ice-chairmaii; Samuel S. While, secretary: Pearl I!. While, treasurer. The forum and meeting are open to Hie public. for False Arrest Here Pres. Hoover Vetoes $3^000,000 Bill illnUtd Vrcite Leaned Wire) WASHINGTON. Jan. 25.— President Hoover late yesterday viewed "with great regret" the $35,000,000 deficiency bill because of the McKellar amendment which provides that u joint congressional committee shall puss upon all tax refund decisions above $20,000. "I disapprove of the bill with great regret, as the appropriations provided for relief and other purposes are urgently needed, and with the hopo that the Congress may early amend tho act," the President said. Joseph Wensner Is the new manager of the fountain at tho (Jlobn Drug Store. Plan Funeral Kites for Mrs. L. Sickler Funeral rites for Mrs. L. Sickler, who died Monday at a local hospital, will be conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Hopson mortuary, with tho Rev. 15. I!. Cole officiating. Member H of the AVoinen's Benefit Assool- | iition, of which she was an active member, are expected to attend the rites In a body. Interment will be in the family plot at Union cemetery. Nolan, Nelson Buy i Insurance Business! —,— i Jamos J. Nolan and K. Nelson havoj purchased the insurance) business of • AV. II. Stoclo and will i-oiitlmie opera- i tlon of tho firm with offices in the Huborfolde building, It was announced today. Mr. Nolan is widely Known her", having served tho Santa Fe Railway i Company In various departments for j tiuiny years, and. for tho last four and | one-half years, having been Insurance department manager for the McMunus Insurance agency. Manuel Mt-mlo/.a. alleging fnl<=i ar | rent on a burglary charge, is ,-uins ! Miko Sebastian anil asking ?:.'.">00 dam; uges in the Superior Conn before j.luiifto Krwln \V. uwon. Slomon vt Clafllii representing t | lt . plaintiff ami I Briitan At Mack the defendant. i The false arrest occurred June 14. i of last year, according to tlie plaintiff's i complaint. Area Commander to Attend Legion Meet Fred Whllo of Fro.Mio, coiniiianilor of the third area of tlie California American Legion dopartnu-nt, will be a guest at Thursday evening's meeting of Frank S. Reynolds Post In Legion hall at 8 o'clock. He will speak on activities and accomplishments of the American Legion. MEETING PLANNED Members of tho Palm 4-H Club will moot on the evening of February 3, It was announced today at tho Farm Bureau office. Mombera of the club aro planning to produce a play In the near future. WOULD QUIT SERVICE liing-s County Transportation Company has applied to tho railroad commission for authority to discontinue tlio operation of an auto service between Hiinford, Ktiig.-i county, and Corner, Kern county. Latter-day Saints Carrie Medlock of Dedicate New Home' Bakersh'eld Passes TAFT, Jan. 'Ji.—The new home of the Latter-day Saints Church at 100 Taylor streel, Ford City, was dedicated last night at the church, with Elder Cieorge F. Richards of Sail Lake Clly, president of tho .Mormon tompk at Suit Lake City, taking part in the ceremonies. Alonzo A. Illnckloy, president of the California Mission at IKJS Angeles: tileun A. Ulchards, president of the Fresno district, and AYIlllam (_). KrieliMuti. branch prrsl - duiil of Tuft, also touk part. Mrs. Carrie Medlock, 57, resident of Bakrrsfleld for 17 years, died last night al her homo at 1800 Oregon street, following u lengthy Illness. She was the wife of C. AV. Medlock, well- known conductor for the Santa Fe Company, and she was the mother of Mrs. Alice Pnuley of Biikcrnflcld. Funeral rites will bo conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. at the Doushiv Callioim-O'Moaru cliapol. Thp Rev. Charles H. llulnie Mill officiate. in- tcrmciit will bu In Union cciuulury*

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