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"•'. EDITORIALS : • '-,-;;; . •• • >. • • ,• This sections Contains the latest local .news, ! world, .sports, edl- ;tor(a)s,, a . big, thrilling serial • i\nd news of.general Interest. PHONE 31 WANT ADS Classified Advertising Columns, of The; Bakersfleld Callfornlan dose promptly at It o'clock n. m. every diiy. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, JANUARY 30, 1933 PAGES 7 TO 12 PASSES SIX-INCH MARK; BOOSTS RECORD __VS_ ' ' ___i -» ' • • . f - : FOR MOTOR FUEL Gasoline Used During 1932 Reaches Cost Total of $5,259,034, Report BIG TAX REFUND LOOMS Sealer of Weights Reports • 490 Dealers Operating in This District WITHIN, the boundaries of this "• county .$5,259,034.58 was- spent for. gasoline Oast year, according to the report just made by L. M. Sands, sealer of weights and measures. Item's expenditure for distillate , totaled $52,380.77, for kerosene, .$106,97-1.40; for motor oil, - $200,085.21; for industrial oil, $101,974.40, and $87,436 for automobile grease, according to Mr. Sand's estimates. During the year 2t new service stations were opened In the county, milking n. total of 490 dealers in petroleum products with 1258 gUHOlhiu pumps In the county through which these millions of dullard' worth of oil were distributed. In addition to the local profits made on the wale of oil, a considerable portion of thl.s money will be returned In-'tax refunds. The county auditor's office said it did not ki|ow just how muc.h will be refunded until the last check la received from the motor vehicle department. States Figures In terms of gallons and pounds, ICorn county's use of gasoline and Bruises Is estimated as follows for tho year of 103L' by Mr. Sands: Gasoline, 36,263,204 gallons: distillate, 402,929 gallons: kerosene, 760,1192 gallons; motor oil. 702,9.13 gallons; Industrial oil, 46fl,r>20 gallons, and 1,092,960 pounds of greases. Further details In Mr.' Sands' report tire quoted as follows: "Inspection of measuring und weighing devices WHS made at nil business houses during the past year. "Wo bavo a record of 1045 calls made for testing these devices, with ir>»4 scales tested and sealed, 640 adjusted and sealed, and tiS condemned for use until repaired or confiscated and destroyed. Tests Weights In all, 2721 weights were tested and 203 of this amount were corrected and 36 confiscated and destroyed. This Inspection Includes the following: Drug stores, 28; department stores, 15; stores, ,",84; wholesale houses, 18; bakeries, 19, and gins, 21. In addition to these listed, scales wjrc Inspected at stock farms, laundries, Ice plants, storehouses, hospitals, schools, packing houses, poultry and vegetable farms. Corrects Scales "There were 31 public weighmaster scales inspected, corrected and sealed. These were all tested with the state •'truck. Twenty certificates of accuracy were Issued to peddlers. All commodities In package form arc considered In the Inspection of package goods and a total of 34,059 packages wus' inspected. The weighing of bread took In' the largest part of this Inspection, while 3000 pound cartons of butter were weighed with a total of 2000 pound cartons being light weight. The remaining packages consist of dry commodities. FIRST POPPIES OF SEASON REVEAL SPRINGTIME NEAR T HE robin, sparrow and other feathered harbingers of spring will find themselves not-early birds this year In bringing news of springtime to Kern county. The feathered folk have been completely "scooped"! In their gladsome/ duty by the golden poppy. First popples of the wildflower season have already made their appearance. The first golden- headed-blooms were discovered by H. R. Seat of Arvln, who brought a huge bouquet of them to his daughter, Mrs. H. D. Davis, Jr., at 1925 Eighteenth street, and news of the springtime find was spread around today. The first popples plucked In a field n»ar Arvln are short.stemmed but have • magnificent flower chalices, according to those who have seen. them. The appearance of the popples so early, reported first In Arvln two weeks ago, Is considered almost phenomenal by old-timers, as the first flowers usually do not make their appearance until February. The plentiful rains this year are expected to bring out one of the 'most thrilling displays of Kern wild flowers In several years. TAFI RED WILL BUY FOODS Onions, Beans and Potatoes to Be Purchased to Aid West Side Jobless SLATEDMSDAY Investigation Shows Youth Carrying Gun When Hit by Rifle RulJet PASSES IN MONROVIA Michael GornianettI, G1, foreman at the Dl Giorgio Farm for the past 10 years, died Saturday at a sanatorium in Monrovia, following a lengthy illness. He was born In Italy and'came to this countrty 20 years ago. Survivors incjude a widow, Mrs. Hermance Gerinanettl; two sons. Alex and Clement Germanettl; u daughter, Rosemary Germanettl, and a-brotlier, Alex ,»Germanottl, of Son Francisco, who bus arrived In Bakersricld to attend funeral rites. Mass, will- be sung Tuesday at 9 a. m. at Wie St. Francis Catholic Church. "Interment will be In the family plot In the perpetual care section at Union cemetery. Flickinger chapel IH In charge of arrangements. to The CaU/orniqn) TAFT, Jan. 30.—The West Side Oil Fields Chapter of tho American Red Cross, carrying out its program of relieving needy families and Individuals of this district, which includes Buttonwlllow, Lost Hills, Mc- Klttrlck, Fellows, Taft and Marlcopa, has completed arrangements for the purchase, at a low price, of beans, potatoes and onions. The foodstuff Is expected to arrive In Taft Wednesday for distribution. The work of tho Red Cross already includes the distribution of government flour and the making of garments from cotton cloth made from cotton given by the government, which has later been distributed to needy families here. The local Red Cross chapter has ordered 12,000 pounds of white navy beans, 20,000 pounds of Idaho Russet potatoes and GOO pounds of white onions. This is believed to be sufficient for one month's supply for the 282 families on the Red Cross relief roll in this area, in addition to 40 families In the Buttonwlllow district. The beans, potatoes and onions are being purchased from the Loveland Produce Company and are all Kern county products. Tho local chapter has sufficient funds on hand to purchase these necessities for two months. The beans will be distributed at the rate of 20 pounds the family monthly, a family being considered three Individuals. The potatoes will be given out at the rate of 50 pounds the family monthly and the onions, five pounds for each .family monthly. Application should • be. made to Red Cross headquarters on North street. ••'.,._ ' .,< ' The Red Cross has distributed, since June 1, 1932, a total of 123,000 pounds of flour given to the Red Cross by the government. .The local office still has 22,000 pounds of flour on hand to be distributed, believed to be sufficient for -un additional two months. No more government flour Is expected this year. ,i The Taft Red Cross chapter has received thousands of yards of cotton cloth which Is being made iip by loynl, organizations into men's shirts, dresses, diapers, children's pajamas and slips. In addition to this work tho Red Cross has ordered 144 dozen pairs of stockings for men, women and children, 80 dozen blue denims and 25 dozen men's jumpers. These articles will be distributed as soon as they arrive in Taft. Funeral sen-Ices for Jnmes Uohort Hackney, 12, who was killed Saturday accidentally when shot In the abdomen, will be conducted at 2 p. m. Tuesday at the Calvary Baptist church, with the Reverend Mr. Douglas officiating, and the body will be entombed In the community mausoleum at the Bakersfleld Memorial Park. The youth, with a playmate, "Buddy" Mestmnkor, also 12, fcas 'engaged In hunting and target practice near their family homes In the Edison district. The Hackney boy climbed a tree ojid carried a .22 calibre rifle with him. The gun discharged accidentally and nent a bullet through his abdomen. He died within a few minutes after being taken to the Kern General Hospital. Early reports that the Mastmaker boy was holding the gun were erroneous. In addition to the surviving parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alva Hackney, he leaves five brothers and sisters, Blllla, 37, Leslie, li, Kenneth,. ,6. MajJe, 4' and Lois, 2. He also leaves four aunts and several cousins. Coroner N. C. Houze planned an inquest for late today at the Bakersfleld Funeral Home. Pallbearers during the funeral services will be Wayne Filkel, Dick Jackson, Charles Rountree, Owen Fllken, Wallace Rountree and Dick Hunt. -Th* Monitor, First American ironclad ship, is launched. r Walter Paittrosch musician, also makes first EOR CLUB PROPOSED Formation of a "Junior membership" group In tho Bakersfleld Club, one of the first organizations of that nature to bo suggested in this city, will be proposed next Friday night when all members of the organization are Invited to attend a special meeting called by the board of directors to discuss the change In club policy. Junior members, If permitted* to Join the club, will bo allowed all of tho usual privileges, without, tho usual initiation fee, It was reported. Due.4 will bo slashed for them, iiiul they will be allowed residence at the club, three meals dally, use of athletic facilities, reading rooms, bnllroo/n and other attractions of the Institution for an unusually. reasonable sum, if the proposed plan is accepted by the membership. Tho "Junior" members, it has boon reported, will be men of less than 26 yours of agre. Before the change in club policy may be effected, tho bylaws of the Institution must be changed, and tho special meeting is being called for that purpose. Exchange Club Will Hear About Russia Members of the Bakersfleld Kx- change Club will hear the "Truth About Russia," tomorrow, when Doctor Louis Richard Patniont, an authority on the subject, entertains them as guest speaker of the day. Doctor Patmoiit was Invited to deliver the address by officials of the olub because of the attention ho received for his splendid discussions of the subject in Fresno ,and elsewhere. Press comment Indicates that his mcs- HHgo Is'a particularly strong one and that ho will rovual many heretofore- hidden Incidents of life, under .Soviet rule. Doctor Hutipo'nt IB a yuost of Frank Warner wlillo visiting Ucro. POWER HEARING WILL BE HELD FEBRUARYS Because of an error, in evidence, case of the Kern Valley Packing Company against the San .loaquin Light and Power Company asking a refund of $1552.31 for overcharges, has been set for rehearing by thu state railroad commission In Fresno February IB, according to information received by Jay A. Hlnman, of the Kern County Rate Association. . The hearing will be held at 2 o'clock P. m., before Commissioner W. J. Curr. General hearing on gas rates of tho power company has been continued until March 1 In the rooms of tho Commercial Club. Fresno, Hlnman announced. The Kern man's suggestion that exhibits be prepared In ad- vanco and sent to the Interested parties has been adopted by the commission, he reported. All direct evidence for tho forthcoming hearing "will bo sent to the commission not later than February 21. At the last session of the hearing estimated gross revenue of tho gas j system for 1933 was shown to be I $1,408,700. Operating expenses are expected to total more than $800,000. Properties owned by tho gas division of the Son Joaquln are "valued at 52,136,247 and properties leased from the Pacific Gas and Electric Companj' are valued at $3,924,240, Hlnman reported. C. G. HEADSTROM PASSES AWAY AT , IS CITY Had Served as Police Chief at Taft, Deputy Sheriff and Motor Officer LIVED HERE MANY YEARS Funeral Rites Will Be Held Wednesday Afternoon at Flickinger Chapel • C HAKLKSvG. HEADSTHOM, 54, one-time chief of .police at Taft, former deputy sheriff of Kern county and motorcycle traffic officer in Bakerslleld, and prominent fraternallst, died 'early today at his home at 815 Flower street, following a brief illness. He was born in Sheffield, Pa., on February 22, 1878. He held membership in the Clarksburg Lodge No. 482, Benevolent and Protective Order of Klks, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerlo No. 96, In Bakersfleld. During the past 10 years he had been associated with the General Petroleum Corporation. Served as Deputy During the reign of Sheriffs Tom Baker and D. Boono Newell, he was a deputy sheriff, and onc-c officiated] for the city as a traffic officer. He held the office of chief of police at Taft .for about 10 years. Survivors Include a wldo.w. Mrs. Myrtle Headstrom, and a son, Walter. He also leaves u sister, Mrs. J. 13. Johnson, of BakersfleUl, and a nephew, Dr. J. Krlc Johnson, well-known Bakersfield dentist. \ Other Survivors Survivors in Pennsylvania Include two brothers, Elliott and Alvln Head- Strom, and two sisters, Miss Veni Hcadstrom mid Mrs. Harry Canawn, ,and a niece, Mrs. E. Ojala, of Jamestown, N. Y. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at Klicklnger crhapel. Interment will be in the family plot at Union cemetery. WAGY OFFERS | BILL FOR AID | OF STOCKMEN I An act to replace all existing laws regarding 'the disposition of atraylng livestock Is provided In a 0111 Senator J. I. Wagy'of Bakers, field Introduced In the Legislature at Saturday!* closing session. Wagy's bl(l - would permit property owners, to auction, with permission of a justice of the peace or other court, any animal straying upon their land. If the animal carries a brand the court would first notify the stnte department of agriculture who would attempt to locate the owner and permit him to retrieve the stray upon payment of damages or to bid for It at the auction. GREAT FLEET OF 10 REWARD KERN County to Receive !|M8,(i8<> From State for License j Fees During 1932 j 33,543 CARS REGISTERED Government's Share of Cash to Be Used in Building Better Highways WATERJEASURE Assemblyman Takes Position Calculated to Advance Conservation Cause Bakersfield Matron Answers Last Call Mrs, Mollle Bean, 34, tho wife of H. B. Bean and for many years a clerk at Brock's, died today at a local hospital. She had resided In Bakers- flold for 10 yours. She wus horn In Wlnflold. Ark. Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. at tho Doughty - Calhoun - O'Menra chapel. Rov. Charles Hulmc will officiate. Interment will be In Union cemetery. .ANNA DALY TAKENJY DEATH Widely Known Kern Matron Succumbs at Hospital; Rosary Tonight Death today claimed Mrs. Anna Daly, 70, one of the most devout members of the St. Francis parish, and the ^mother pf Leo B. Daly, well- known employe of tlje Standard Oil Company of California and popular Bakersfleld clubman. Mrs. Daly died at Mercy Hospital. She had been in ill health for several weeks. The matron hud resided here with her son for several months, coming here with him from Taft, where a wide circle of friends grieve her passing. Shp was the wife of the late John A. Daly, leading citizen of Dunkirk, N. Y. New York was her native state, and she was horn of parents who wei'e early residents there. She was born November 1, 1862. In addition to the son, Leo, who Is associated with the motor transport department of the Standard Oil Com- Y>nny of California in Bakersfield, Mrs. Daly is survived by one other child'. Ho is Thomas O. Daly, of Wostur, Ohio. She also is survived by two sisters. Mrs. Ella Ostrye of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Charley Ostrye of Lakewood, N. Y. The rosary ceremonial, an Initial funeral ritual of the Catholic Church, will be conducted tonight at the Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara chapel at 7:30 o'clock. Later tho son, Leo, will entrain for New York state with his mother's body, and she will bo laid to rest alongside her husband, in the old family cemetery at Dunkirk. SEEKS ABANDONMENT Southern California Gas Company has applied to the railroad commission for authority to dlHcdntlniio plpo line located In Kern county, built originally to serve the Union Llmo Company. Tho plant Is now j shut down. Assemblyman Rodney L. Turner Is buck from the legislative session and will remain In the county during the 30-day period prior to tho reconvening of the solons on February 28. In a way he occupies rather a unique position amongst the lawmakers in that ho contributed but little in the matter of cluttering up tho files with proposed legislation, ht« preferring, rather, to leave himself In the position to Influence, as far as possible, the advancement of the cause in which his constituency is most directly Interested, that of tht.- passage of tho Constitutional amendment In favor of the state-wide water plan, and the accompanying specific measure for conservation and distribution of water here In the San Joaquln valley. Both the amendment and the specific act have been submitted, and It Is Mr. Turner's purpose to contribute whatever he may of time and energy In their behalf. Assemblyman Turner likewise Introduced the amended county government act, following the recommendations of tho grand Jury, as reported In December, and which calls for an average reduction of about 14 put' cent In the salaries .of officials and deputies. It Is tho Assemblyman's purpose to take up this legislation with tho local authorities, with a view to harmonizing any differences that may exist and so bring to the measure unanimous support. Tho specific act. having to do with water conservation, can-les, nndov tho recommendation of Assemblyman Turner, the Kern canal feature, against which there developed considerable opposition In • times gone by, said •canal •covering the arid area In tlu* Delano,'McFarlancl, W.asco and Rhaf- ter country, the terminus being at a point on the Kern river neur Bakersfield. 40 UNEMPLOYED ARE IN TAFI m CAMP TAFT, .Inn. 30.—Forty impmnloyctl and homeless men are now living at the unemployed camp on the outskirts of Taft which goes under the name of Hoover City. These men arc working four hours eacli day for two good square meals n day and a place In which they cnn sleep. The food supplied to the c.imp is donated by the Kern county welfare department and consists of good, clean, substantial nourishment. A conk house has been furnished by th« county and there Is a tent-covered building In which tho men eat their menls. The camp Is under the supervision of J. H. Whale who stays on tho premises throughout the day and sees that everything runs smoothly. Many welfare organizations, fraternities and citizens throughout, this district have made generous donations to the camp but. there nre still a few things lacking. A wood stove with several lengths of pipe Is badly needed to heat one of the old machine shops In which some of the men are living, and old leather belting IH also desired so that Holes may bo madu for whocs. Tobacco Is needed. If any one wlsho.s to make donations of any sort to tills branch «f welfare work, contributions cun bo made directly to the cunip boss, Mr. Whale. Groh Girl's Father Is Taken by Death (Annotated fremi Leaned W(re) WOODLAND, Jan, 30.— Authorities hero were attempting today to get In touch with Eleanor Groh, 15, to inform her of the death here of her father, Jack Groh, 45. Officers were Informed the girl was living with her grandmother In Bakersfleld but they did not have her address. Report F. G. Manley Dead in North City Word has boon received here that F. G. Mauley, well-known Kern oil operator, died last night in Ban Francisco. Injuries received last August, when he was hurt In an automobile Occident, are believed to have been a contributing cause of his death. Details of funeral arrangements WCTU nut kauwu Hero luday. Speed Battles, Collisions Delayed Until Next Sunday K 13 r. EUN'S great civilian fleet of 33543 motor vehicles will bring Lhe county a check for $48,686 from Lhe state treasury within the next. Tew days. The drnft.'will represent the county's share of motor vehicle license fees collected, by the state during 1932, according to Information from Sacramento. Tho state government collected $5,927,294 for the registration of •2,041,824 vehicles. Fifty per cent of the net collections goes to the" state department of public works and 50 per cent to the counties for road building and maintenance purposes. Apportionment to the various counties is basod upon the number of vehicles registered from the county. To Build Roads "Tho apportionment represents tho return of the California motorist's money to him In the form of more and better roads," explained Russell Bevans, state registrar of motor vehicles, "tt represents the iirt amount of license fcos collected during 1932 after deductions are inado for bundling all registration matters and fur operation uf the California Highway 1'atrol." Included In tho total registration were l,Sfiri,"33 automobiles, 801)9 solid tired trucks, 98,244 pneumatic tlrod trucks, 8,338 motorcycles. 7,1 IS solid tired trailers and 54,702 pneumatic tired trailers. L. A. Gets Big Share "Los Angeles with Its huge motor vehicle registration drew ?1,204.407, the largest share of the money," He- vans announced. "San Francisco county was second with $220,058 and SNOW PACK ON KERN MOUNTAINS GAINS AS STORM HITS DISTRICTS fpOimiSNTIAL rains that sent rivers racing through Dukersfleld -*• streets late Sunday left half an 'Inch of moisture In local gauges and sent the season's total cllmhlng-to now all-time records here. Boosted by the .BO of an Inch which fell over the week-end, the total for the season today stands at 6.12 Inches In Bnkerstleld. as compared with 5.23 Inches at this date last' year. Most sensational feature of the total Is the fact that 3.07 inches has fallen In the last 15 days, more than has fallen in any entire month during the last 87 years, records of The Bakerslleld CallCornian's weather bureau show. Tho otorm was general throughout the county,rain falling in the lowlands uudfr snow In the mountains. Glennvllle reported .74 of an Inch precipitation during tho last 24 hours, bringing tho totals to 8.03 Inches for tho month, und 11.92 Inches for tho season, us compared with 14.69 at this date lust year. Sixty-three Inchon of snow has fallen this season and there Is n pack of from 20 to 28 Inches on the ground, C. H. Likely reported. Thirty Inches of snow was reported by Southern Pacific officials at Teha- c.lmpl but rail traffic was not affected. The Ridge route to rtakersfleld was still open today but snow fell throughout the night. Skid chains aro necessary on tho route. Hosedale reported .10 of an inch: Stockdalo, .37; Famosa, .41; Buenn Vista, .42; Lakeside, .43, and San Kmldlo, .50. LAW TO WILD BLOOMS OF IS Alamcda third, with $211,821." The CO per cent which goes to the | state will he expended by the depart- ' MANY ment of public works In accordance with the announced program of road building for* the relief of unemployment. HEAVY SNOW REPORTED IN GREENHORN AREA Storms which have swept Kern county this month have deposited a snow mantle IH feet thick over the mighty shoulders of Greenhorn mnun- ta)n, according to an estimate made today by Supervisor Hoy Woulloines In whoso district tho mountain lies, tip until Friday 101 Inches of snow had fallen on Ureenhorn and the storm of Saturday night and Sunday added greatly to the glittering pack, accord- Ing to tho supervisor. Supervisor "Woollonies said (hat such old-timers as Jeff Carver and HIM Fugltt have reported to him that never before In momory has so much snow fallen In tho (Jlennville region where the storm total amounted to five and Snow In tho district has nirtny bariia und stuil- one-half feet. brok.cn down tered many trees. FEAR SIX HORSES TRAPPED BY HEAVY FALLS OF SNOW HAN FHANOISCO, .Ian. DO. (U. P.) A steadily Increasing blanket of snow Beautiful Arabian Marc One of Trapped Animals in Greenhorn District Six horses, one of them a beautiful Arabian mare valued at $1000, are believed lost In tho snowlocUed Greenhorn district along Cellar creek, and may have perished, according to reports. Tho animals were left In the mountain district to browse and could not escape the trap set by falling snow. J. C. Rutledge, (if Woody, owner of tho horses, and his brother, Hoy, have led two parties seeking to rescue the animals, but both proved fruitless efforts. The owner, with his son, Ed, of 430 A street. Biikcrsflcld, and :i friend, P. Peters, operator of the- Caso Loma service station, tried to reach the horses afoot. They started from Woody Saturday morning and made a few hundred yards In about three hours of wading through waist- deep snow drifts, and abandoned their plan. Roy Rutledge tried to find the anlmiils by horse but his mount floundered In the deep drifts and he, too, was forced to return. Two wild dogs are menacing law- protected deer and other animals of Greenhorn, It was reported. One report stated that the dogs bad killed u doe and u yearling deer within the past 10 days und residents are organizing to Blay them. Marco Hellman and Miss Koshland Wed T>O8TPONEMKNT uf tho first meet•T )ng of the International Congress of Daredevils, scTiedulcd for yesterday at Baljprsfleld speedway, until next Sunday was announced today by officials In charge of the event after heavy rains had prevented what was expected to be the largest crowd in the speedway's history from congregating. Despite rain, hundreds of fans went to the fairgrounds for the show and many purchased tickets, B. Ward Beam, show director, reported. Temporary disappointment of the fans at the week's delay WUB offset by the Jubilance of Kern motorcycle riders and "ash can derby" entrants at being given another week In which to tune their mounts for the events. Beam predicted also, that many mo£o entrants In tho professional molorc.ye.lo raeca will be received und that the postponement of a week will allow mpro of tho nation's fitmouH daredcvila to brine' their Individual stunts to tho congress; so tho rain hud a bright side, us well. "The track was In perfect condition and the show could have, been held despite the weather," he suld todny. "In the neighborhood of n thousand fans drove out to the speedway prepared to brave the showers and we were tempted to stage the daredevil classic and forgot the rain, but wo knew that thousands of persons from Taft, Delano and other valley centers hud postponed trips to the sports center In the belief that postponement for a week was certain when tho duy dawned stormy. "Inasmuch us It may be years before another congress of the proportions of this one can bo assembled here we decided It boat to postpone and hope fur a real break In the weather next auiiduy." Ho unnouiicuU ulso that entries for itll events huvc bocn reopened and may bo fllod by'writing him, ijcrerul delivery, Btikersflold. HHHodalfit 1'rcnn J.raxril Wire) HAN FRANCISCO, .Inn. SO. — Friends of Miuvu F. llcllman and. Ruth Kushla'nd, member* uf socially I nl J" H ,'" prominent Han Francisco families, today announced tho niuiTliige uf tho two In New York last Saturday. llellman Is the son of Mrs, I. W. Ifcllman, Jr. Miss Ko.shluml Is tho daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JPSSO Ko.shund of Illllsborough. She has boon studying at Smith College- In Massachusetts. accompanied now storms sweeping over the Inland und mountain areas of California and Nevada today, endangering lives and causing Intense suffering. Along the coast heavy rainfall and high wind was reported. Itough seas j delayed shipping and kept small craft ashore. Two Japanese lost their lives In Kan Francisco bay when their small boat capsized in tho lashing waters. Two persons were killed and four were injured near San Francisco when a motorist, blinded by driving rain. crashed Into occupants of a stalled car who were attempting to signal him to stop. Nine Fort Bragg, Calif., high school boys, caught In a blizzard Saturday night while on route to Uarbervllle to play basketball, were rescued by u searching party. Trapped by deep snowdrifts, tho boys succeeded In making their way to an Isolated farm house, where they obtained shelter until rescuers found them. Lights Out Reno, largest city In Nevada, remained without electricity nearly 24 hours after snow broke down transmission lines. The city was In complete darkness Saturday night. A deep blanket of snow covered mo.st of Nevada, making travel hazardous, If not Impossible, In certain sections. Residents of rural sections were unable to obtain fresh food supplies and were forced to exist on stupl.' products. W. 13. Corey and B. Durker reached Reno after being Isolated 10 days at Warm Springs c'amp, -5 miles from Reno. They said they had had only potatoes and onions to eat for eight' days — and only onions for four days. Search Planned Sheriff R. L. Hill of Vhuilfa, Calif., planned to head a searching party today for Forest Ranger Vail, Deputy Sheriffs Jack Vail ami Hurry Knslgn, missing since Saturday, .lack Hill Is a son of the sheriff. The trio had not • boon board from since tlu-y started ifrom Ilndgor for llurtluml. II was feared they bad boon trapped by a now snowfall which added 'J feet to the already thlelt blanket. Snowplows «cro attempting to cut a paUi from Badger to TCshmn valley. n distance of 5 miles, to deliver sup- 100 residents of the valley who have been snowbound almost a week. The weather bureau said a new storm was racing down the coast today from the far north and probably would strike California late today, adding more snow and rain to tho already unprecedented precipitation. Measure Passed by Vole of All Supervisors t During Session W ITH u unanimous vote, the Board of Suporvlsorw adopted an ordinance today to protect certain rare wild flowers and plants in the county and to prevent their wauton destruction through use aa ornumonts for automobile radiators. The bonrd adopted the ordinance after practically every service and civic club In the county hud passed resolutions favoring the proposed ordinance. It waH pointed out in favor of the ordinance that thousands of visitors conic to Kern county every year to see the wild flowers. Without protection manj- of these beautiful flowers were being destroyed and propagation ended. Most of the counties In California having wild flowers already have ordinances protecting them. • Varieties protected by the new ordinance are as follow: Desert holly, all cacti, snow plants, yuccu, Joshua, trees, tiger Illy, Kern county cypress, mountain dogwood, lUles, redbud and freinontla, known as slippery elm and by other names. The Kern County Peace Officers' Association, a part of the state association, lias formally protested to tho Board of Supervisors any cut In the wages of Kern county officials. Arthur Babcocli, sou of tho late Julia Babcock, for 10 years county II- li^nrlun, has written the Board of Supervisors mating that his mother was very much Impressed with the efficiency and abilities of John Henderson, acting county librarian, who carried on with her work while she was 111, and expressed the opinion that Mrs. Babcock would nrpprove his appointment as librarian to succeed her. This- conclusion of Mr. Babcock's was based, on his knowledge of his mother's reaction to the library administration here. CASTILLO ELECTED Luis Castillo, outstanding member of the Mexican colony here, was* elected president of the C'omlslon Ttonorlflea Mexlcana. at a meeting: held Saturday night. lOmllio Castro was selected t'oY tho secretaryship. Alfonzo fJonzales was elected treasurer. Pablo Comoz and Jesus Del Rio were named assemblymen and NIcanor Mejla was elected flagman. Following the election, the meeting was adjourned, and those In attendance Joined In a dance held at the Kern Cuunty Union Labor Temple ballroom. The meeting was well attended anil many were turned away because there was not room to handle the vast audience which sought admittance. Cmnlslon ITonorlflca Mexk-ana, the "honorary Mexican commission," Is sponsored by the Mexican consular department of the Republic of Mexico. it is conducted under the Jurisdiction of thp consular office at Fresno, which Is In charge of Senor Rnrlf|ne Bravo. Tax League to Hold Big Public Meeting Taxpayers Protective League has called a mass' meeting for tomorrow night at limerHon m-hool on Truxton avenue, for the purpose of explaining to citizens and taxpayers of Bakersfield nnd Kern county, the purposes of thu organization. EVANGELISTIC MEETING "The Pay When the Pacific Ocean Will Be Turned to Blood and When Six Other (ireat Plagues Will Fall Upon the Karth" Is the lecture tuple Tuesday oviftlng at tho Boothby- Splllniun Tabernacle, eorner Chester avenue und Mlglith street. Therp will be picture* with tin* Hinging. Thero will bo meetings every nlRbl but Monday und Saturday nights. Hoon jLeague Team Managers to Meet A meeting of T. M. C. A. Basketball League managers has been called for Tuesday evening, at B:30 o'clock. In the First Methodist church, according to announcement today by Vpn-11 Wilson, secretary. Final eligibility lists will be due at that time, ami current matters of business will bu illsi'usstnl. Ir- wln Vandam, league director, will preside at thu meeting. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank our neighbors and friends for their many kindnesses during our recent bereavement. CSIgned) KnwiN c. HiTOTirwK. JKSSIK .1. KNOWLKH. I.IUA I;I. MOmtl.SON", .MRS. Cl.A [inn niKCiKI., DOIlla VAlHillAN', CHARLES HITCHCOCK. Kerchen Will Speak Before Labor Group Profes.soH J. L. Iverchcn, director of workers' education for tho California State Federation of Ijibor ami tho University of California, will continue his series of lectures bofore Kern County Labor Council tomorrow night. As on previous Tuesdays, the lecture will begin at S p. in., and wj^ll precede the regular meeting. Frank H. l^jwe. newly elected president of Labor Council, will be stated at tomorrow night's session, - *-•-• Jean Materon Hurt in Auto Collision Jean Materon was receiving treatment today at Kern General Hospital fur head wounds and .slmuUler Injuries, received during the week-end in an automobile collision. It was reported that an automobile operated by A. H. Burkhart struck another machine piloted by Materon. CAVALLO FUNERAL V. Reverend Father A. C. Stuhlnwui Officiated at funeral, rites today "-''for Jesus Cavallo, !!0, of Duluno, who diud January 20 at a Bakersfleld hospital. Interment was In Union Hfumotery. Ar- ranEoiiHMit.s were in charge of tha. Uakcrsf told Funurat Homo. *

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