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„ EDITORIALS Tills- section 'contains tho latest local MiewH, 'world sports, editorials, n big, .thrilling serial and no\vB> of general Interest. PHONE 31 WANT ADS Classified Advertising Columns of The Bnkersfleld Cnllfornltxn close promptly ut 11 o'clock u. in. every duy. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 2G, 1933 PAGES 9 TO 16 PREDICT NEW STORM TO BOOST RAIN RECORD FUND CAGE GBEXPECTEO TO Seating Capacity Increased at High School for Big Weck-Eiid Tills U. C. L. A. FROSH COMING To Play Renegades, Drills • to Help Charity Budget of Lions Club Charles P. Martin to. Serve H. E. St ubbs as Secretary at Capital of bleachers which •*-* will increase the Heating capacity of the BakerBfleld High School gymnasium to 1200 persona began this afternoon under the supervision of Ernest Dalbom, director of .athletics. Basing their predictions on the rapid advance sale of tickets, Lions Club officials reported that the gym would be packed for tlie two charity basketball Ramos to be played this •week-end, with the U. O. L. A. freshmen meeting the high school Drillers In the main event tomorrow night and lulling on the Junior college Renegades Saturday evening:. Seeking funds for continuance of the charitable work which It. has -carried on for the past 10 months, the Lions Club Is bending every effort toward a complete sell-out, It was reported at the*' regular meetlnf of the club yesterday. Milk Provided The local organization undertook the task of providing milk for undernourished children In April of 1982. Since thut time H has provided for between 300 and 350 children monthly and has distributed a tptut of 13,500 quarts of milk. In order to raise money for the milk fund 1 , the club first distributed milk ! bottles to Bakersfleld merchants In order that their customers might drop small change In the containers; Later a night baseball game was sponsored for the benefit of the fund, and still later, a rodeo, which again gave momentum to the charitable work. On the other hand, demands upon the club's resources have constantly increased, according to G. 12. Stowc, chairman of the milk fund committee. Investigators bring In many reports of families living in small quarters, without light or heat and. with Insufficient food and 'Clothing. In several Instances it has been found necessary to furnish more than milk. Avoid Duplication Requests for aid are checked by members of the Lions Club w.lth the Central Welfare, Committee In order to avoid duplication in distribution of supplies. Those aided arc almost wholly local families, many of whom were well-to-do before loss of employment due to the depression. The purpose of the milk fund primarily,' Mr. Stowo states, is to care for children of school age who are not reached by other relief organizations. At a meeting of the basketball committee, headed by I. C. Olsen, this week,' it was decided ,to put' on a mock basketball game between halves 'of tomorrow night's game, advertising the next Lions Club rodeo. Under the leadership of Judge Allan B. Campbell and C. Fred Baker as team captains, two teams, of "basketball players" in cowboy regalia will take the court and do their basket shooting with "six-guns." Buy American Larry King, local business man, was the principal speaker at yesterday's meeting of the Lions Club, his topic being "Buy American." He pointed out that more than $1,000,000 worfh of toys were brought into this country from Japan last year and that 100,000 boxes of oranges were dropped in Seattle, from Japan, during .the one month of November. C. Pred Baker presided at tho meeting 1» the absence of William IS. Patrick. D. K. CJoodo and Hay Henderson reported on tho midwinter conference of Lions Club meeting In Fresno last Saturday. Entertainment was furnished by a saxophone quartet, arranged for by Prank Lowe, program chairman. China New Year Observed Today in Quiet Manner Lacking the noiiy cracM* of great firecracker dragoni and the bizarre street banners : and lights of other year*, quiet festivities In old and new Chinatowns of Bak- ersfleld last night celebrated New Years eve and ushered In China New Year. "Kung Ho Sun Nan," the equivalent of the English "Happy New Year," was heard on oriental lips, but that the new year Is not as happy as others have been v was attested by the lack of jubilance In the Chinatown celebrations. The war In China, with Japan storming at the Great Wall, and the process of modernization, reports from all Chinese centers on the coast Indicated, were having a dampening effect on the holiday, which will continue for a week. The eldere, In quiet fashion, still observed the turn of the year, the ' tenth of the seventy-seventh cycle, or year number 4630, but most of the younger generation gave It only passing attention. The ancient custom of paying off all debts of the preceding year was being followed. 30 PERSONS SEEK U,S. CITIZENSHIP Large Group of Applicants Interrogated in Court by Examiner Subjects and citizens of foreign na- lons numbering nlmopt • 30 .appeared efore Presiding Judge Allan B. Campell of the 4 Superior Court today ns ppllcants for citizenship In the United 5tntes. Witnesses for the applicants nd the applicants themselves were uterrogated by U. S. Naturalization Examiner Butterfleld, with K. K. Imlth, county clerk presenting the lies. Applicants listed today Wjere: Glo- annl Morgnntlnl, Italy; Alexander futon, Jr., Great Britain; Almu Male Gloeckler, Great Britain: Hermann iumniel, Russia; Herman Hummel II, lussla; Mary Samyloff, ' Russia and Great Britain; Jacques Bayes, France; ohann Helnrlch Wllhelm Kessel, Ger- nany; Alter Kntz, Russia; John Alex 'apoff, Russia; Ludwila Klllanek, Czechoslovakia ; Antonio Anastaslo Harltos, Greece; Adolph John Engelman, Germany; William Henry Swift, jrent Britain; Karl Fessler, Germany. Alexander' Moscov Sepanlan, Russia; Marie Stleger, Switzerland; Henri Wilkerson Granger, Great Britain; 31e Christian Bungsberg, Norway; 3emetrlo Carmona Marquez, Mexico; Reginald Montague Jeromef. Great Britain; Mogens Nlcolal Krag, Den- nnrk; Isabel Grace "Woolstenholmes Noakes, Great Britain; Oreste Comlno Actls, Italy; Albert Nathan Slack, Great Britain; Eric Carl Richard Rleck, Germany, and Leona Pleruccl, Italy. ..,'•' As the applicants for citizenship were admitted and accepted by the court,, they forswore allegiance to 'orclgn countries and powers and took .he oath of allegiance as citizens of this country. Services Conducted 'for Carrie Medlock . Last rites wero held today at the Douglity-Calhoun-O'Moara clmpel for Mrs. Currlo Medlock, 57, who died Tuesday night at her home, 1800 Orungu street. Sho was tho wlfo of U. W. Medlook. Ruvcrcnd Charles H. Iliilmo officiated at the funeral services. Interment was in tho Union cemetery. mamtc: January 26 T .a rnatas hitfconc speech for Liberty and Union. 18&I— secedes Union stans the /CHARLES P. MARTIN, reporter ^-* for The Bakersfield Callfornlan, has been appointed private secretary to Congressman Henry B. "Pat" Stubbs, of the Tenth Congressional District In California. Congressman Stubbs, In announcing the appointment, said that tbe Bakersfleld newspaper man was named for the coveted position In Washington from n list of sovcrnl hundred eligible uppllcnnts. "Martin Is particularly suitable for the position," the new member of tho House of Representatives said. "His years of newspaper training with Tho Cultfornian provide him with a splendid background for the responsible, post of confidential secretary to a national legislator." Police Reporter Thfc news writer has "covered" tho Bakersfleld police and city hall "beats" during the past four years, end during thnt period hns been editor of The Callfornlan's oil and mining section. "Martin's Intimate knowledge of problems affecting tho Snn Joaquln valley, particularly those of the oil Industry ind the statewide water program, prompted his selection for the Washington post," Congressman 'Stubbs said. Selection of the Bnkersfleld newspaper man for the position will provide Kern nnd Tulare counties, inland areas of the Tenth Congressional district, with additional representation, the legislator pointed out. Snntn Barbara, San Luis Oblspo and Ventura counties, coastal areas, also nre Included In the tenth district. . Approximately 300,000 persons reside in the congressional district. Well Known Here The legislator's secretary Is well- known In fraternal, social and civic circles here. He Is u member of the Bnkersfleld lodge, Xo. 266, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Bak- ersfleld Kxchange Club, and Is vice- president of the Bakersfleld Community theater,. In addition to holding memberships in several other civic; social and fraternal organizations. He Is a brother of F. H. Martin of the United Stntes Geological Survey at Tnft, and Walter J. Martin of the Shell Oil Company nt San Luis Oblspo, both well-known here. CohgreBBnian." Stub'ns "will be the first delegate-to the House of R$pre- sentatlveK.-,'from- the • newly created Tenth Congressional district, which wns. formed after reapportlonment, and will serve his first.term with the Incoming seventy-third 'Congress. The legislator will leave his home In Santa Mnrln. next Monday, for Washington, accompanied by Mrs. Stubbs nnd their son Elhert, and the secretary will en- trnln for the national capital about March 1. *»» - FAMED TO GIVE HERE FEBRUARY 3 Theodore Strong Slulcd to Dedicate Pipe'Organ at First Baptist Church SCIOT CHIEF NOTED FOR RADIO WORK San Franciscan Has Played Thousands of Concerts Throughout U.-S. BE SUBJECT OF LECTURE Technocracy Topic Before Rotarians Members of the Bnkersfleld Rotary Club today heard a version of technocracy offered by J. L. Kerchen, extension bureau representative for the University of California. He discussed "government by science" In the manner in which It would affect the up-per, middle and lower classes. Fred AVIdmer, manager of Hotel Padre, delivered n classification address on problems affecting: thnt Industry. Dorothy Hnrpster sang several soloa for tho clubmen and was nccompnn- led at tho pluno by Frank Hornkohl. Frank A. Hopper, captain of the ulub's group Xo. D, was In charge of nrrungements for the Jay, nnd President Keith S. McKee presided. .» . » i Socialist Group to Be Formed Tonight Organization of n Bakersfleld unit of a Young People's Socialist League will be completed tonight at a meeting In Emerson School, at 7:30 o'clock, to which all young people between the oa of 14 and 20 years are invited. The meeting: will precede the open forum at which Professor J. L. Kerchen Will discuss "Technocracy and the Price System." "Economics" will be the subject of George C. Ingelo-w, of the locnl Junior college faculty, Friday night In the fourth of a series of lectures by prominent locnl men nnd' women under the auspices of the Masonic, lodges of Bakersfleld. Although sponsored by the Masons, the series, of meetings is open to the public, with n cordial Invitation issued to nil Interested persons. The program will begin at' 8 o'clock. . Under the direction. of Miss Marie R^hdorf, a singing class from Washington School will be presented, preceding the lecture. Mrs. Charles H. Hulmb hns arranged several other musical numbers to follow Mr. Ingelow's tnlk. Musicians will Include Miss Ruth Hnrman and Miss Anabel Hulme, flutists; Mrs.-Hurry Welch, soprano; Roy Lammlman, bass soloist, nnd Elwyn Contes, violinist. A vocnl quartet comprised of the Misses Elizabeth, Agee, Aileen Snyder, Annbel Hulme nnd Ruth Cary, .will sing. Mrs. Hulme nnd Miss Ruth Harmon will be tho nccompnnlsts. the hopea of local - 4 music lovers, word was received today that Theodore Strong, San Francisco pipe organist, prominent figure in Pacific courit music circles and radio favorite, will play the dedicatory organ recital on the new pipe organ at First Baptist church, February 3. Sponsors of the concert believe It would bo difficult to obtain nn artist more welcome, or whose experience better fits him for tho performance. During thu last 17 years, Mr. Strong has played In 2500 church services nnd has given more than 200 dedicatory recitals. In New York City he was organist nt Aeolian Hull and Town Hall, and was associated with tho music editor of the New York Evening Mall. He has made two trips to Snlt Lnke City, playing recitals on the magnificent organ nt the Mormon Tabernacle, and for five years be has been organist in ono of Sun Francisco's largest churches. Radio Favorite Theodore Strong Is perhaps best, known to Bnkersfleld auditors UB organist and musical director for Shell Happytime, heard over the Columbia Don Lee network. In 1!)25 he gave the first radio performance on the Pacific coast of an organ and plnno composition and organized the first combination of Its kind to feature pipe organ and piano duets with voice. The first radio performance of "Pilgrim's Progress" for the organ by Ernest Austin, was given In Its entirety on 12 consecutive Sunday evenings by Mr. Strong. He also organized The Celestlans, featuring pipe organ, harp, violin and cello. He Is noted also for his fine plpo organ, music collection of more than 10,000 compositions. Organ Installed The organ, which arrived January 2, has been installed under the direction of Leo F. Schoensteln nnd his son, Leo Shoensteln, the latter representing the third generation ol a family of pipe-organ specialists. It Is a two-manual pedal Instrument built' by M. P. Moellcr, Incorporated of ITagertstown, Md. There are 21 stops, controlling 810 pipes In 11 ranks, with provision for the addition of chimes. The largest are 16- foot pipes of which there are three the smallest are 5 inches in length. GIRL PASSES AWAY; SCORES WILLING TO STAKE LIVES SHAFTER, Jan. 2G. — While he mother fought death In a nearbj room, Doris Peters, 14-yenr-ol daughter of Mrs. Cnra Peters of Shnf ter, died yesterday at n Bakersflel hospital. The daughter's death re suited from a heart condition, hos pitnl attaches reported, nnd th mother Is seriously 111 from u slnilln ailment. Tho girl was n student at the Shnf ter Grammar School. Funeral rite will be conducted Friday ut Z p. m, ut tho Shafter Congregational Church with the Reverend T. H. Ratcllffe of flclatlng, and Interment will follow at the Shnfter cemetery. Truck Line Seeking Kern County Permit The railroad commission has received an application from K F. Sullivan and B. L. DeLoug, operate the Red Line Express, asking n certificate of public convenience and necessity to operate an auto truck service' to Mojuve and Tehachapl, Kern county, as an extension of their present service. L. A. HAN IS COLONEL K, Ky,, Jnn. 20. (A. P..)— Governor Naffooii today commlsfilonud M. B. Jones of Los Angulca aa a colonel ou, Ills Btaff. _ ^ Banking Institute to Hold Party, in Snow Members of the Bakersfleld chapter, American Institute of Banking, have completed arrangements for their annual "HIIOW picnic" at Frazler Mountain Park, next. Sunday. All employes In Bakersfield banks nre invited to attend, according to those in charge of tbe picnic. Guests will 'gather at the park about 10:30 n. m. Sunday. Food will he furnished by the organization. Tony Blanchettl, 'Rollln Voorhles and Walter Thornton aro In charge of arrangomonts. 50 Girls Enrolled for "Gym" Classes Approximately 60 girls Have enrolled for the evening gymnasium class ut the Kern County Union High School, according to sponsors of the class, Exercises nre conducted each Monday nnd Thursday nights. Edith Lewis, Louise Thelle, Helen Bulla, .Virginia Law and Mrs. Hazel Aldrlch, Instructors, nre donating their time to conduct the classes. x *-»-• Kern Wool Growers Will Hold Meeting The Kern County Wool Growers' Association have scheduled a. meeting for February 4, nt 9:30 a. m., In the Druids' hall here, it was announced today by Tom Eveleth, president of the association, W. P. Klnir; secretary of t|ie California- Wool Qvowors' Association, will bo tho principal spcuUgr at thu ' Folks and Facts * .* * * * * Bits of Ho'tel Gossip * *' * .* * * Local Brevities Fred T). Webster, of tho Nntloni Motor Company, Hun- Francisco, was guest at Hotel El Tejon today. Mr. and Mrs. ICd Cecil, of H an ford made their home at Hotel 131 Tejo today, while 'Mr. Cecil, a representa live of the Cousins Tractor Companj conducted business fo rhls firm Bakersfleld. Electric Equipment Company, of ]> Angeles, Is represented hern today b U. F. Hlllan, who IB u guest nt Hot El Tejon. Among those at Hotel 131 Tejon to day Is H. B. Woodburn, state em ploye, of Lou Angeles. Nnthnn Strnuss today announce plans for opening a Jewelry store o his own February 35 In the Hopkln building. Ho hns been manager of th Gensler-Lee branch Jewelry store her for several years but has severed hi connection with that organization. Grounded by Inclement M-eather, PI lot E. L. Remelln. Copilot J. L. ,Rol: erts and Hostess M. Ahlstrom of th Pacific Air Transport wero Bakers field visitors last night, registered a the Padre. J. 1C, Cotton, Roy Emory and Patterson, Los Angeles hotel men, ar guests nt the Pndro. Ouost further! from homo at Hot Padro today (« t}. W. .Blomberg, Jr representative of Marshall Field Coir | puny, Chicago, SAMUEL TOBIAS HEADS PYRAMID s Installed as Topurch of Local Order; 11. .T. Brandt Also Is Honored Snmuel Tobias was Installed top- rch of Bakersfleld Pyramid, No. 11 Vnclent Egyptian Order of Helots, for 933, last night at one of the best at- endcd Induction ceremonies held bj he order for several terms. The eve- ing combined the annual rites with u ecuptlnn In honor of Henry J Jrandt, supreme pharaoh, and fen- ured addresses by Arthur S. Crltea nil J. It. Dorney. Howard Heskett, past topnrch, was he Installing officer .and chairman o rrnngcments, assisted by Frank VilkHon, master of ceremonies; niu >ast toparchs, A. C. Jones, 13. L Hougham, Walter Osborn, Charles Schuler, Elmer Forgy and Fred Xeur [aard, and William Pcnn, and Bob Svans, topnrch and past toparch o Taft Pyramid, respectively. Others Installed Others for whom tho rites wer icld were: Virgil Young, moblb; Join j. Compton, nrmeses; Claude M. John son, pnstophorl; Vance Van Riper scribe; Buford Fox, chuncellor; Dr Alvn C. Jones, trustee for one year Howard W. Heskett, trustee for tw< years; Fred H. Neergnard, trustee fo hree years; Elmer Forgy, C. Home Hopkins. Wnlter Osborn, Vance Van liper, and Edward L. Hougham joard of control for one, two, three our and five years, respectively Clarence L. Allen. .Mnr.nl; Fred Glnu ser, Klaschr; Alfred 13. Pearce, chle of tho Mee; Richard L. Pew, sub chief of the Mee; Server L. Knar procVamntor; .' ClmrloH L. Downing nnrshal; A.- H. Grenell, Neokorl; Ear Shnw,'' Jr., standard bearer; W. M Fisher, Mohnr; Eurl Shaw, Jr., dl rector of music. Pyramid Delegate* Tho supreme pyramid delegates in oludu Vance Van Illper, A. E. Pearc und Virgil Young, and tho alternate nre C. M. Johnson, W. W. Keaga und Herman Kplndt. The evening's festivities openo with a dinner. Program number were as follows: numbers by Bert Ens ley's Ja'/.z Babies, the Misses Pe Erlckson, Charlotte Hutherford, Mo zelle Holmes, and Evelyn Lewis, military novelty net; accordion num liors by Miss Dorothy Hollnday; ncro bntlc rhythm selections by little Mis deraldlno Roberts, age 7 years, n nun ber furnished through the courtesy o Miss Ann Anderson's Dancing Schoo and InstrrfK-iitul numbers by'LaVen: and Clayton Edwards, the daughtc and son of Doctor und Mrs. Price Ed wards, TWO FACE TRIAL ON CARTHErlCHARGES James Stonehouse, nllns James Kenneth Stone, nnd James Gregory, charged with grand theft and "driving nn automobile without the owner's consent," wero given u preliminary hearing today In the Sixth Township Justin* Court, and were bound over to thi' .Superior Court by Judge Slow- art Mag*e. Judge Mages, fixed their ball ut $3000 each. Neither could furnish the bail and they were returned to Jnll. Stone nnd Gregory wore nrrentod south of Bnkersfleld several wenks ago. According to Captain Hoy Galyen of the California Highway Patrol, they were riding In nn nntomnhlln which they did not own, and tho mnrhlm> cnrrled assorted merchandise allegedly stolen from southern points. 3 Apply for Job to Drive One of Cars in Terrific . Head-on Collision TUNTS SLATED SUNDAY Many Other Spectacles Are to Be Staged Here During Cvclc Contests "•'ONJECTUniS over the chances of finding u Bultersfleld man vllllng ' to drive 0110 of tho two cars which will crush head-on at 0 miles an hour as a Venture of lie congress of daredevils tit the alr^rounds Sunday afternoon waa settled today when B. Ward Bourn, lirector, displayed 4!1 answers to its advertlsmont In The Balcers- ield California!!. Forty-three men vllllng to take purl In the carnival of trucked miniums, and their prices range from J7H to JltiOO! Cleorge Bnrsotil of East Bakersfleld vas the high man. He ashed ?1fiOO Uid guaranteed u crash ut tiO miles an hour. Buster Frote offered to drive 'or $500. Hughes Patterson will drive one of the machines and between now and the thrill program, which begins at 2:30 o'clock at Bakersfleld speedway, Beam will select another driver and an alternate. The head-on I'ollislon is but one of ill*' features of thu thrill show. There ll be 12 events on the program, Including auto polo between tho Amor- I and Canadian loams, motorcycle rnces with some of the best riilcrs on tin. west coast IIH purllolpnnls, and tho "nsh can derby," which ulrenily hits nttractoj 14 entries. Benin says more than 2o will be at tho 'ape for the world's worst race. Thosu junk [leaps range In value from $2 to ?50. Entry may be mailed to Beam ut geu- trni delivery, Hiikersfleld. FORECAST SHOWERS IN KERN TONIGHT, FRIDAY: SEASON TOTAL CLIMBS /CONTINUATION of.the storm which In 10 days has left more than 3 ^ Inches of rain In Bakernlleld and broken all rainfall records In tho community's history Is Indicated In forecasts of the United States Weather Bureau, despite the warm sun and cloudless sky that greeted the cUlv-enry this morning. • During the last 24 hours, .29 of an Inch fell In Bakersfleld and brought 'tho total to 3.02 Inches for the storm and 6.56 Inches for the season, as compared with 5.15 Inches at this date last year. That this water-logged community, weary of,continued precipitation, Is In for ut least one more shower this week Is shown in today's forecast for "rain tonight and Friday" In the« —; • Sacramento, Santa Clara and San Joaquln valleys and southern California. Rain records of The Bakersfleld California!! show that In February of 1908 8.04 Inches of ruin fell. In January of 1914 3.66 Inches fell and In January of 1916 3.34 Inches foil, but these totals wore for the entire month. Never In any 10 days of ri>- as much rain registered here corded history has fnllen us has been since January 16. Rainfall General Ilnln of tho last 24 hours, although lighter in most districts ihim In Bnk- ersfleld, was general throughout the southern Snn Joaquln valley. Vtose- dnle reported f'JO of nn Inch; Poso, 11; Tjikeslcle, .04; Buena Vista, ,01); Stockdale. .1t">, and San ICmldlo, .05. Delano reported .Id of nn inch during tho last series of showers, bringing the northern Kern community's total for tho season to 4.22 Inches, us compared with D.41 Inches at this Unto last year. AilUoil rainfall ut this time will do little or no good, agricultural authorities sny, the ground having reached the saturation point. A good growth of green feed on the cuttle ranges hits been assured l>y the rain nnd snow, m cnifwycmfwyp Invhobm hobni hobo STANLEY R. PRATT IS AT NEW STORM BEARING DOWN UPON STATE 1X3S ANOKLHS, Jnn. 20. (A. P.)— Stanley ft. Pratt, formerly of Bak- ersfleld and president of the Producers' Cotton Oil Company, yoHterdny was elected president of tho Fresno County chamber of Commerce, press dispatches disclose. During tho past year Mr. Pratt served as chairman of the chamber'« bureau of Industries. He left Bak- ersfleld for Fresno three years ago. Ho succeeds Edwin M. Einstein. During the election, Treffle n. L,ns- enny, executive-secretary, was replaced by Gernld F. Thomas, former Fresno automobile dealer. Jesse Rodman was named vice-president of tho organization and Mark Hall was elected secretary-treasurer. Fair wenthor shone upon southern California ngrtln today, hut the weather bureau .predicted that rain would follow tomorrow. A new storm, the Imri'iiu said, was blowing down from the Alaskan coast and was expected to bring cloudiness toulRht and rain Friday. Although the weather cleared last night, no frost damage was reported. Tempomturcn fell to 43 degrees here, ;il In San Bernardino and " in Corona and Imperial. If rain falls tomorrow, precipitation wHl have been recorded In nine out of tho lust twelve daya. SIX KERN HOGS SOLD TOLONGJEACH L. J. Banks, member of tho Kern County Union Itigh School agriculture department stuff, today announced tho sale of six hogs to John F. Andro of the Enterprise Stock Farms, Long Bench, keeping the department's record of selling n hog n day Intact to this date. The Enterprise Company Is one of the largest of Its nature In the state, | having 10,000 head of stock on Its I farms, nnd Is becoming a regular cus- i tomer of the local agriculture department. Three hogs were purchased earlier this month by Mr. Andro. Another sale of purebred Poland Chinas from the droves of Harold Hall and Vernon Russell, to F. M. Sterling, local rancher, was also completed yesterday. Webb Cheats Death From Asphyxiation MOJAVrc. Jnn. 26.—James Webb, state highway department employe, Is recovering from the effects of near- nsphyxlation, suffered recently while working on n gns tank near Bishop, It was reported. Details of the near- tragedy have not been revealed. Webb is the husband of Franeella Webb, Frnncella Berkley of Bnkersfleld Defort! her marriage. Mrs. Webb Is a daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. Charles Berkley, former Bnkersfleld residents, now of Los Angeles. «-*-• DAUGHTER BORN Mr. and Mrs. William McDonald of 2714 K street, are receiving congratulations on the- birth of tholr surond uhlld, a daughter, at Mercy Hospital on January 25. Tim girl linn boon christened Jcuiiclto Kutherino McDonald. Disturbing of Peace Hearing Is Delayed f'a.so of George Gray, Ku.nl Bukem- fleld resident, who was to appear in Police Court this morning on u charKo of disturbing the peace, preferred by Mrs. Uttn Frost, county welfare commissioner, has been continued and probably will bo set for Jury trial next week, police reported. <~!ray was arrested after he allegedly had crwiited a serins of disturbances at the welfare department offlcca. Ho told authorities he hud put petitions Into circulation throughout Kern, asking Mr*. Kroal'H discharge, iind that ho had obtained moro than two thousand signatures. Doctor Taken From Hospital to Home Dr. Thomas Austin, who was Injured January 12 In an nutomobUe accident, wan moved today from Mercy Hospital to his home at Cedar street, Doctor Austin ent the hospital on January 15 n X-ray photographs showed that ho had suffered vertebra fractures. He probably will be confined to his home for several more weeks. He Is a partner of Dr. L. A. Packard. AND POTATO OF COUNTY GIVEN Predicts Little Change in Acreages During 1933 Season GREET SERVICE MEN Ex-soldiers nnd former snllors are not barred from attending meetings of the Veterans' Luncheon Club, accord- Ing to Skipper Tom Carter, even though the. marines "have the situation well In hand." .James Ryan, one-time "leatherneck," conceived the Idea of forming the club In 1828, for the purpose of allowing former service men to meet once, each week und recount trench tales. Ryan was elected the first skipper, nnd other marines have held the post since that time. Skipper Hyan was followed by Frank E. Smith, and then Floyd Dunliip, and now Tom Carter. "Even though the marines keep tho upper hand, soldiers nnd sailors can belong to the club—If they behave themselves," Skipper Carter promised. When the club meets Friday noon upstairs In the St. Francis cafe, Attorney Howen Irwln nnd Detective A. E. Cook will match oratorical ability for the entertainment of the veterans and their Invited guests, Skipper Carter reported. Glendale Services Are Held for Baby Funeral services were conducted yesterday in the Little Church of the Flowers lit Forest Lawn Memorial Park In Ulendnlo, for Shirley Joan Toel, 2-yenr-olU ihiughlur of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur U. Tool, who died at a local hospital following an attack of jiiiomnonln. Interment followed in the mausoleum ut Forest Lawn. B UT little change is indicated In the potato and onion acreages for this year, according to M. A. Lindsay, farm adviser of this county, who also points out that "the purchasing power of the public has not Increased and therefore we cannot expect very much of an Increase in the demand tor potatoes." The potato crop in 1932 was about 2 per cent smaller than In 1931, ho said. The average yield for 30 states was • 10ii.fl bushels an acre. This county's yield Is far greater per acre. Sweet Potatoes "Sweet potatoes, the potnto of the south, piled up a 25 per cent greater supply In 1032 than In 1931. In nddl- tlon to the sweet potato situation, reports are now coming forth to the effect thnt many people are drawing on their homo garden supply that was stored this last fall from their 1932 gardens. This accounts for the considerable decrease In the demand for potatoes nnd has resulted In approximately one-third less of potatoes from the western potato storage bins," Mr. Lindsay explained. "It Is too early at this time to predict what Is going to 'happen In the onion growing but tho 1932 condition should be clearly understood by all growers. "In 1932 acreage was 13 per cent greater, than 1931, according to final figures that have been compiled. The average yield per ncre was 364 bushels and was the highest yield per acre since 1918. The combination in the increased acreage and Increased yield resulted In n total production of 20.482,000 bushels as compared with approximately 13,000,000 bushels for the year 1931. Heavy Storage "Stocks on hand were estimated on November 1 to equal the total yield of 1931 or 54 per cent of the 1932 crop still In storage. The examination of tho western states Indicates Tin unusually heavy storage as compared with previous years," he concluded. In connection with cutting seed potatoes the farm adviser had a bit of advice to offer Kern growers. "Cutting seed potatoes two weeks before planting nnd then keeping them under the right conditions to cork over will bring about earlier germination, more growth and Increased yield," he said. Seed will not decay If kept at a temperature of GO degrees nnd a relative humidity of 87 per cent. Hent of seed rooms can he raised by oil stoves nnd humidity increased with wet burlap sucks. After cutting the seed should be placed In barrels or sacks and should not be spread out ns they do not cork over properly with this practice. Besides her three brothers, parents) Hlohard, she leaves Daniel and David Tool. Mr. Tool has been an employe of tho Southern Pacific Company In Uake.rsfleld since 1915. SERVICES HELD ' Funera! services were conducted today for Mrs. L. Sickler, who died Monday. The Reverend E. B. Cole officiated. Interment was In Union cemetery under direction of the Hopson mortuary. Scout Review Board to Convene Tonight Arrangements have been made by Uoy Scout officials to hold n "board of review" tonight, at 7 o'clock, ut the Kern County Union High School. 10. P. Van Luuven will be In charge. All Scouts who nre to receive awards from the court of honor must be In attendance tonight, Scuut officials reported. The court of honor will be held next Monday night with W. L. Bradshaw presiding. GOES TO WHITTIER tllqiin Alexander of tho Ford Al- oxamlcr Well Shooting firm hus gone to \Vhlttler, whore ha will -be located with tho company offlcca for u short jllnie. Miss Clara E. Planz Answers Last Call Miss Clara E. Plunz, Uil, native of Buffalo, N. V., and resident of Bale- ersfleld since tfi'JI, died yesterday at her 821 H street home. She was the aunt of Mrs. Constance llusey and Mrs. Marlon Stolios of BaUcrsfleld. and Mrs. Adelaide Bowdcn ol' Sun KranclbL'o. and tint Muter of Cornelius Plane. The body In ut the I'ujuu & Sou chapel. * THE CALIFORNIAN OFFERS A UNITED STATES MAP This handsome five-color map, 31 by 28 Inches, Is offered to every reader at 10 cents for postage, handling, nnd cost. It is the equal of the ordinary BO-cent map, und carries a full set of statistics on aieaii, business data, historical fdctti, size of cities, overseas territories, time zones, distance tables. A nmp which answers a thousand ind one questions and Is constantly useful for every member of the family. 'Do not depend on guesswork when you can easily have the facts. Use the coupon. , The Bnkersfleld Callfornlnn Information Bureau, Fredi-rlc J. Hnskln, Director, , Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for a copy of the "Map of tha United States." Street City ! SHuto... f j

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