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t-l - ' •' * I -- * <, BDITORMLS - . TIiia4«ebUon." contains the latent ;ji)CJU -:neAvs, : . world snorts, editorials,*- ft . big, thrilling serial general Interest, , * •• • , F 1 1 '' ' ' - i • :••- v •.! - h * . , t • , * ^ »» J PHONE 31 WANT ADS Advertising Column IT of The HnUerMflelU Callfornlnn close promptly at 11 o'clock a. m. every day. , i '- i I LOCAL SECTION \ BAKERSF1ELD, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1033 ^ _ v PAGES 9 TO 14 BIG DEMOCRATIC L RY DINNER BE MARCH 4 Barbecue Banquet Committee Scheduled!to Hold Meet n • Wednesday Night - , * '.1 ^•^•^^^^•••^•^ *, t * WILL COMPLETE PLANS Roosevelt Inauguration to. Be Celebrated; Jastro Park V . Considered ADDITIONAL plans for tho "vie**• tory" barbecue banquet, which -will be staged here on Saturday, March 4, by members of the Democratic party and progressives generally, were unfolded today with the announcement that those who •will be in charge of arrangements will meet in the editorial rooms oC The Bakersfieid Callfornian Wednesday night at 8 o'clock. r The barbecue, according to Fred Grlbble, chairman of the arrangements committee, probably will be .staged In Jastro Park, and will celebrate the Inauguration of President-elect Franklin Delano . Roosevelt. Chairman Cribble reported that Kl- mer Jf ouch In, Frank Munzer. George Hay, Alfred Harrell. F. A. Cassady, Perry Brite, Chris Helbllng, J. M. Dupew, S. A. Woody, J. P. Howland, John K O'Neill, John P. Brooke, Jerry P. Shields, Charles K. Baer, J. X Wlngnte, Phil KlipHtein. Paul Der- kurn. Charles F. Johnson, Sheriff Cas er, Charles. P. Martin. Frank , Arthur K. llnagland, Tom Kve- J. O. Ueiivis, Mrs. A. M. Me Farland and Mr.s. Bertha nankin of Bakersfield and vk-inity will assist in preparations for the event. Norman Main and Tim O'Brien of Taft, Assemblyman Rodney I,. Turner of Delano. A. P. Cormark of Wasco. •\yilllam Fugard of Glennvllle, \V. p. Nance of Arvln and James Egan will also be given work to do in assuring success of the affair, Chairman Grlbble announced. AH of them^ure requested to attend the committee meeting in The Califor- ulan building tomorrow night at S o'clock. loth, R. M. M'COY LEADER ^/14*l JltV^LIll^, 111 t*l^ pany offices. , li. O. I*>oyle waf vlA-presldent; Be ^l.. M. McCoy last night was in- BtHllcd us president of the Kern" Racing- and Pigeon Club during Its special faceting* In the Doyle Grain Com- offi Installed as first Ben Button, second vice-president, and Chester A. Bar•ham, secretary and treasurer. Members of the racing board are Carl Hauptman, Charles • Cesman, Lennnrth Cartfon and William W. .Hilton. TKe club voted to meet twice monthly—on the second Monday and last -Wednesday—rand to open Its membership to nil pigeon fanciers and others Interested in pigeon racing and raising. LEE FUNERAL MS WILL BE HELD HERE ialns of W. K. Lee, prominent Lerdo rancher who was killed Sunday in an automobile accident near Redlands, will be brought to the Payne & Son chapel In Bakersfieid. Funeral arrangements will be announced latex*. W. K. Lee, Jr., the vlneyardlst's only son, will remain In Redlands with his mother, who was injured in the traffic accident. The mother, it was reported today, Is recovering from her injuries and will be brought to Bak- ersfieid within a short time. Clara Planz Rites Are Held at Chapel ¥ W ; * Funeral services were conducted yesterday at Payne & Son chapel for Miss Clara*Planz, 63, who died January 25. Interment was In Unjpn fctfem'egery. Phil Collins was soloist and TMrs. Pearl Smith accompanied him at the organ. Rev. Charles M. Hulmo officiated. ^^^^^^^_^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Today* imiirac: 1&01 -John Marshall appointed* chief 'ustiepofSUpreir Goui-t and Docotnes Faritous for his work Hi the bar. IS46—Milwaukee wearporated. as a city arid becomes famous for- Its wor at the bar. " THRONGS SEEKING HUMBLE MUSHROOM1N KERN AREAS W HILE the vigilant <4uik, who has been peppered with everything from BBs to buckshot from long-barreled guns, | 8 » contemplat. . Ing his northern haunts from Labrador to the arctic circle at the advent of a southern California spring Is not far distant, the duck- hunting legion Is being • replaced by a more sedate group of less spectacular epicures. These days, between sporadic showers and downpours, which, In some Instances have flooded the earth here, hundreds of persons can be seen stalking through county fields with bent heads and downcast eyes. They have tost nothing and, yet seek something. They are mem* bers of that great, impromptu clan who search,out the agarlcus cam- pestrls, for the humble and sue* culent but common mushroom. During the 'last few weeks hundreds of persons have taken to the V field, bearing palls, paper baskets, containers of all sorts and even Improvising on occasion by using' hats, and have Joined the countywide search for mushrooms. /Instead of exchanging beer- making recipes, cooking formulas are traded and a wealth of gastronomic technique relevant to the preparation of any of the Basld- fomycetes, or mushrooms, Is divulged. Stripped of his formidable name, the mushroom is "good eating," and the simplest recipe Is.a "chunk of butter and a frying pan." Among famous local mushroom hunters, noted for unerring eye, who have already "bagged their limits/ 1 are: Ken Lilly, Dr. Phillips Hardy, Dr. C. L. Clam- pltt, Fay Helm, Mrs. Sam Smith, Ray Carter, Mrs. George Barnett, Harry Conron, Mrs. J. K. Lilly, Mrs. Bob Powers, Mrs. F. W. Kampe, Tom Scott, Lowell Saundera, Warren Stockton and Mrs. Hall Montgomery. HEAR1 ATTACK IS FATAL FOR KERN COUNTY PIONEER r Charles Henry Freear Dies While in Stockton for » Relative's Funeral RESIDED HERE 50 YEARS Last Rites lo Be Conducted in Bakersfieid Tomorrow b Afternoon at Chapel ••^^•^^i^ ^- ^ ^_^ ^^_^— . _ _ . . . _'"T " **• ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^•^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^•^^^^•^^^^^^^^^•^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ • County Roads Unhurt by Heavy Rains, Snowstorms A RCTIC snowstorms a|id rains of almost torrential Intensity .have as yet done no appreciable harm to i county roads and highways so far as J. H. Thornton, county engineer, has been able to learn. In the higher altitudes of the county snow has ranged from a few inches in * depth to 13 feet, according to reports from different districts. A sudden rise of a "Chinook" wind, which Is warm, might do great damage by causing n sudden melting of snow and a rapid rush of water from higher regions, according to Supervisor Hoy Woollome.s. - . Last night, however, found th« temperature dropping as low as 28 degrees In the region of Bakersfieid, with lower temperatures in the higher altitudes. If the cold weather continues the snow will p^ck hard and be preserved for a longer period to melt and run off when It is most needed. "Snow crews" of Supervisor Wool- lornes. In whose district most of the mountains of Iho county lie, have been experiencing great difficulty In ridding the highways, of enow. Several times roads have been cleared by piling up the snow along the highway margins. In some regions, however, the snow has been piled up so high along the shoulders of the road that them IK no room for more of it, Claude Dorman, commercial pho- togrnpher here, is developing hundreds of pictures taken by persons who are making trips to the snow areas of the county. These photographs, without exception. might have been taken-in northern Canada or Alaska, so deep Is the snow. Houx & Kuentzel, sporting goods dealers, report rising interest In snowshies, skis and toboggans, snow i appurtenances not commonly called I for here. I » Adult Education Authority in Talk Before Kiwanians pHARLES HENRY FREEAR, GO, ^ one of Kern county's foremost citizens, died yesterday in Stockton, following a heart attack. Mr. Freear had attended the funeral services for Elmer Gall, husband of his sister-in-law, and after returning to the home of relatives, was struck by the attack. He was placed In bed under the care of t^ physiciVn but died a few hours later. Mr. Freenr had resided in Kern county for 50 years. He was born In Illinois in 1872. For years he ranched In the Panama district and once was associated with the Richfield Oil Company. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Cleo Freear of I3akersfleld,-and a son, Elmo Freear. He also Is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Luella » Johnson and Mrs. Ijorene Smythe. both of Bakersfieid, four brothers and three sisters. The brothers and sisters are H. R. Freear and J. P. Freear of Bakersfieid, and Alfred Freear and Bert Frecur of Yen- tura. Mrs. H. Tj. McCutchenn of Bak- ersfieid, Mrs. R. W. Bess of Long Beach, and Mrs. W. K. Shadburne of Siioramento Body of the long-time Kern resident v/Ill be brought to the Payne & Son chnpel in Bakersfleld, where funeral rites win be conducted "Wednesday at 2 p. in. The remains will b<- interred In the family plot at Union cemetery. Mr. Freear \vn« prominent In activities of the Bakerafield l^odpe, No. 26tf, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Woodmen of the World and Neighbors of Woodcraft. S TATE-WIDE program to instruct parents in "what, the adult, owes tho child" was discussed yesterday during tho regular Klwanls Club meeting by John F. Dale of the department of adult education for the state of California. "Special teachers are being developed to assist parents' In the latter's relationship "with their children," he' revealed. * "Men want children to obey immediately," - ne said, "while women are content., if/the 'children obey cheerfully." ' . A child ls- !r not normal, he reported, if. one act of defiance has not been regfijlered toward mother by the time 8 y.ears of age has been reached. "When the child Is 15," he declared, "the child will have summoned enough courage to defy the father." The reason, he explained, Is that a mother t« with a child almost 24 hours of each day, while the father Is somewhat of a stranger in comparison. Men, too, want to/ be the "boss" In their home, and display little patience when orders are delivered to a child, the speaker continued. "It is essential for the adolescent child to obtain opportunities to discuss problems with the parents," he said, "to talk them over until the problem Is settled In the child's mind." There Is great need now for development of a normal social life for youth of the nation, the .speaker opined. During the meeting yesterday Danu Bing made a report for the club's finance committee, Bruce Payne, who recently returned from a trip to Cincinnati, discussed his air journey. Herbert Johnson, passenger freight agent for the Southern Pacific Company and a charter member of the club, was welcomed back into the club after an absence. FEW CLUES 10 MISSING COUPLE Solution of Disappearance of h Mr. and Mrs. Thompson Baffles Officials LEADER'S MURDER MUSI BE SOLVED Japanese Statesman Demands Punishment of Slayers of Premier Inukai ossip Among Lo« Angeles commercial representatives registered at the Padre today are C. W. Drake, Fairbanks- Morse; A. H. Graham, Colgate; K. M. Blount, Celatex Company, and W. R. Boyd of Wheeler Publishing Company. * Insurance men registered at Hotel Padre \vhllq In the city for a conference Include F. F. Small, Ivos Angeles; C. C. Sims and L. R, Colburn of Fresno, and G. C. Mulcohey of San Francisco. L. S. Blssonett,.of the headquarters office of tha Standard Oil Company of California at San Francisco, IB here today on business, and with Mrs. Bls- sonett, Is a guest at Hotel El Tcjon. • (Unitcfl J'rem* Leased Wire) SAX DIEGO, Jan. 31.—Prepared to go as far north as Oakland in their search for clues to the mysterious disappearance of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thompson, Charles Cameron, deputy sheriff, and A. Basall, federal investigator -for the northern territory of Lower California, loft today for Los Angeles. Information that Henry Peters, the last person seen with Thompson^ car, Is in Los Angeles, led Camerone and Banall. to make the trip north. Both Mexican and American authorities believe that If Peters can be located they will have found one of tho most important clues to tho disappearance of the Thompsons. In addition to Peters, Cameron and Basall will seek J. L. Summers, an engineer, who was employed at the Red Top. distillery at the time of Thompson's disappearance. Cameron and BamUI spent Monday morning going through trunks belonging to the Thompsons which were left in the lied Top distillery. The trunks yielded little of Importance other than the addresses of a number-of friends in Scuttle and Alaska. Although fairly curtain that tho body on the beach near Wn.senada more than a monln ago Is not that of Mr. Thompson, William Smale, American consul at Eustmada, was prepared today to ask Mexican authorities to exhume the corpse for further examination Wednesday. v • • Sir Ronald on Way Home to Talk Debts (United Pnwtt teased Wire) WASHINGTON, Jan."81.--Sir Ronald TJndsay, British ambassador, left Washington this afternoon for New York en route to London to discuss the forthcoming war debts conference with his government. (I'nltcd rreux Leaned Wircj TOKIO, Jan. SI.—The Japaneae public will have no respect for Its army and navy until the assassination of Premier Tsuyoshl Inukai by young militarists is explained, Shlgemasa Sunada. veteran member of the House of Representatives and friend of tho slain premier, charged In the Dleo today. Sunada, interpellating Minister of the Navy Admiral Mtneo Osuml, demanded that tho government "explain" the secrecy that has marked investigation of the premier's violent death May 15, 1932. He declared the Japanese public is "disconcerted" over the rumored motives behind the assassination. It UHN frequently been rumored that Premier Inukai's death was inspired by dissatisfied politicians seeking an overthrow of larty government; that It was engineered by militarists seeking control of the government, and that he was slain in a plot to Intro- dune Fascism. The shooting of Premier Jnuknl by young military cadets precipitated a change li^ .government. The present government, formed by 74-year-old Premier 'Mahoto Salto, directed the Japanese invasion of Manchuria ami tho subsequent Nipponese military expansion that hus attracted world notice. In a brief reply to the representative, Admiral Osuml said "an Investigation Into the premier's death Is proceeding and Us findings will be published In due time." SPEED UP SILVER BILLS WASHINGTON, Jan. 31. (U. P.)— The House coinage committee moved today to speed up consideration of silver remonetlzatton bills, ordering hearings on such measures beginning tomorrow. Members with bills of the tyipe were informed the committee intended ultimately to draft a measure of Its own, based on various pending propoBUla. J. C. Hoe Is a visitor here from New York City where he is associated with A. A. A r antlne Company. He IH stopping at the Padre. W. G. Black of Oakland and Ray W. Wood of Ixia Angeles, Standard Oil Company officials, are stopplne>.at Hotel Padre. W. H. Miller, of the General Motors Corporation, from Los Angeles, is a guest at Hotel El Tejon. Among those registered at Hotel El Tejon today are W. J. Snow and F. M. Butterworth, of the Qllmorc Oil Company, Los Angeles. F. L. Horchitz is here today from Los Angeles representing the B. F. Goodrich Company, and la u guest at Hotel El Tejon. New Age Limit S,et for "Junior" Group 0 Officials of the Bnkersfield Club today wild that the age limit for "Junior members" in that organization will be Hfi years, Instead of 2G years, n.s previously reported. The correction adds hundreds of possible candidates for membership In the premier Bakersfieid social organization. Members of the club Intend to meet next Friday night to ballot on changes In club policy and all are asked to attend the conference, officials reported. Kern Auto Service Ordered Abandoned HAN FRANCISCO, Jan. , ill.—The railroad commission today authorized FOSH Field to abandon an auto service operating between Hnnford, Kings county, and Keek's Corners, Kern county. The service Is operated under the name of Kings County Transportation Cpmpany, — ^* .— -^-^ W 9 V MRS. WILL ROGERS ILL HOLLYWOOD. Jan. 31. (U. P.)— Mr«, tvill Hog-ers, wife of the cowboy humorist, wan reported resting comfortably In a hoBpltal today after undergoing an operation for n.ppen<3JeJti». Her husband remained at her bedside last night,until physicians assured him she wan doing- nicely. ENDS YEARS OF CARRYING U. MAIL B p 8 pictured Edwin Stanton Kent, 65-year.old Bakerafield mall carrier, punching the clock today for the ie, after 32 years..and 7 months of service in this city. Carrier Kent was the oldest man In point of Above 1 last tfm ^^ ^ r service in the department here befoVe his retirement today. Pictured with him In the photo, standing left to right, are Superintendent of Mails Frank Hand, Assistant Postmaster George W. Otterman, and to the extreme right, Postmaster Leo Q. Pauly. CITY CAGERS WIN WESI SIDE GAME f Bakersfieid AlhlcticCLubStars Continue Victory Drive •- U -* ; , • : -, ... * Edwin S. Kent Punches Clock for Last Time , at Post Office -Against Taft Continuing its impressive series of victories, the Bakersfleld Athletic Club basketball quintet defeated a Taft .aggregation, 3.T to 21, at Taft last night. The "U'est Side stars, I^yle and "Wagner, gave Taft an early load through a fast start, but HlRglnhothum and West began to find the bucket for the Hnkernfleld team at a pace that put the Athletics safely ahead in tho second half. The Athletics are slated to meet a San Luis Oblwpo five at San Luis Saturday, night. Those who played for the club last night, and points scored by each, arc ft H follows: Stanley, forward (4); West, forward (7); Tyark, center (4); Hlg- erlnbotham, guard (8), «ml Kmoot, guard. Substitutes, Lemucchl, Twail- dell (4), Ed Stanley, Dunham (2), and Vandam (4). The Taft team Included Lylc and Wagner, forwards; Denning, center, and Donovltch and ICastman, guards. LEGION ML STAGE T HIRTY-TWO years and seven months of mall carrying In Bak- erflflold ended today for Kdwln Stan- tun Kent of 328 U street, who has been retired from service after reach- Ing the » gc of 65 years. Carrier Kent entered the Bakersfleld postal Rervlcc on July 1, 1HOO, when the Jovial late "Rube" Edmunds was postmaster, and saw the staff hero Increase from eight men to GG employes, of which number be rated No. 1 in point of years at work. Saturday night, In the card room of the Masonic Temple, his follow em- ployes will gather to honor him with a testimonial dinner. During the years which he has plodded the streets of Bakersfieid with a mall sack hanging from his shoulders, it has been estimated that Carrier ' Kent traveled ap- proxlmately 125,000 miles on foot, and packed about 8,000,000 pieces of mall. "Chinese residents are the nicest to nerve on a carrier route," lie confided. Asked what ho planned to no with the many years of active life which ho apparently will enjoy after leaving tho postal S<M vice, Carrier Kent re- vt»:iled that ho will opon a "tinker" shop at his home here, and provide of the city with thw serv- OPEN EASI KERN LANDS 10 ENTRY Ex-Service Men Eligible to Make Early Filing in Huvihih District CE TOMOR i First of a series of benefit dancoB being sponsored hy the drum and bugle corpn of Frank S. Reynolds Post, American Legion, will be held at La Granada ballroom Wednesday evening. The series will continue through February with dances being hold each Wednesday evening, concluding with a grand military ball the evening of February U2. An old-fashioned prlzo waltz will be a feature of the series. Kach Wednesday evening three couples will be selected by the judges. At the last dance the nine couples chosen at the previous affairs will contest for the silver trophy. Zookeeper Needed for National Park It' there lire any unemployed '/oo- keeper* In Kern county opportunity exists for thorn to land a government job tending to the government's animals. The civil service commission will accept applications until February 23 for the position of assistant keeper to fill vacancies In the national /.oologi- oal park, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, P. O., according to announcement by Kdwarcl Met/.ger, secretary of the board of examlnera at the post office here. Applicants must have had at least six months' experience and must bo In sound physical condition. The salary Js $1320 a year. L Libby, McNaughton Win Rifle Matches « In uti Impromptu offhand rifle shooting match held by the Bnkersfleld Hlflc fMub, Harry Llbby won first place In Class A and A. J. McXaugh- ton first In Class B, according to Tom Barnes, secretary of the club. The shoot scheduled for the Walser and Wlckersham trophies last Sunday was postponed because of the weather. GU6 GARDENER IMPROVING Gus Gardener, proprietor of the Decatur hotel, who has many friends and acquaintances in Bakersfieid and throughout the county, has been seriously 111 the past two weeks. He is still confined to bed, but the attending physician believes he Is now well on the way to recovery. s of a "handy man." 'T can fix anything— anyway. If I can't no one else will be able to." he declared. Postmaster Leo G. Pnuly daclnren that Carrier Kent was one of tho finest mem hers of the postal staff here. "He wn« nlwny.s courteous, on the job and anxious to perform hlB duties," the postmaster said. Acetylene Welding to Be Taught Here The class in acetylene welding conducted by N. D. Stutznmn, hlgli school jnstructor, under auspices of the Bak- ersflold evening high school, will begin ItH third eight-week term tonight In the high school manual arts building. While membership In tho class Is limited by the amount of equipment available, several students dropped out at conclusion of . the past term and there arc a few vuncancles to be filled, according to Mr. Stutzman. The course offers training In tho funamen- talH of acetylem; welding and gives some welding practice. The class meets on Monday, Tuesday «nd Wednefcday evenings, from 7 to 0:15 o'clock, In room 107, of tho manual arts building. Dairy Course to Be Given at University For tho modest sum of on»» dollar, dairymen of this county who havo bad some experience In the subject and wish to Improve their technical knowledge, may take a short course in dairying at Davis, tho agricultural college of iho state university, TI. T. Strong,, assistant warm adviser, announced today. The course will extend from February 0 to 11 at the university farm. Those taking the course must pay for their own board and room while* "attending college." Anyone desiring information may communicate with Mr. Strong at tho courthouse. Dave Yearout Makes InitiaJ ^olo Flight TAFT, Jan. 31. — Dave Yearout, em- ploye of the West Side Natural Gas Company, made his first solo flight last week after receiving flying Instructions for several months from Jack HardeHty, local pilot. Mr. Yoarout Is part owner of the monocoupo. n light piano which Is kept at tho Taft airport. United States district land office In Sacramento today announced that unreserved pulilU' lands In a district southeast uf liavllah will be open to entry for a period of fU days beginning March 24. Located In Township 28H south, Ranffcs 32 and 33 oast, the lands will be opon to entry under the homestead and desert land law by qualified ex-servlcu men for whoso service recognition Is granted by public resolution approved by CongresH June 12 ( 1930, and to entry under any applicable public land luw s by those persons having: prior valid exlstlnff rights acquired through settlement or otherwise or equitable claims subject to allowance and confirmation, the announcement wild. Inquiries should h« addressed to Registrar John C. Ing, at Sacramento district land office. For a period of 20 days prior to the date of opening 1 or from March 4, 193K, to March 23, 1JI33. inclusive. <-x- service men and UIOHU persons claiming preferred rights superlor%.hereto, may present their applications and all applications so presented, together with thoHfc offered at !> a, m.. March 24, IflSa. will he treated as simultaneously filed. Simultaneous applications will be rejected where they conflict with. Huperior claims. Applications by ex-service men % treated a« simultaneously filed and not In conflict with superior claims, will be disposed or by n drawing. 8uch applications and thOHu of other qualified persons tiled after 9 a. m. on March 24, 11)33, will bo disposed of in the order of their filing. At 9 a. m. on June 23, 1P33, any of the land remaining unreserved and un- appropriated will become subject to. entry under any applicable public land law by the public generally. Applications on tho part of the general public may be presented during the 20-day period prior to June 23, 1333, or from June 3, 1.93:*, to Juno 22, 1933, Inclusive. All applications so presented, together with those offered at J» H. m. on June 23, 3«»33, will be treated as filed simultaneously. Applications treated us simultaneously ttU-il will he rejected If they conflict with superior claims. Conflicting applications treated as simultaneously Hied and not In conflict with superior claims, will be disposed of by a drawing. All applications received after 9 a. rn. on June 23, 1933, will be disposed of In tho order of their tiling. Conduct Last Rites for Abbie Millison Funeral rites for Mrs. Abble Mllli- son, 84, who dlod January 27, worn conducted yesterday ut the First Christian Church, and tho body was Interred in Union cemetery. Mrs. AIHHson w;is (he mother of 'Mrs. Charles II. Uulmp. n«v. John Murdook officiated a( the rites. Mrs. G, J, Bapilo and Mr*. O. A. Cary sung duets. Mrs. Pearl Smith accompanied them at tho organ. 1'nyiiH & Son chapel was In charge, of arrangements. n Lions Plan Closed Business Conclave F Lions Club holds Us regular monthly closed business meeting following luncheon in Hotel Kl Tejon tomorrow noon. All committee chairmen will make reports, Preslden t Will la m H. Patrick announced. Lion ,Ierry Stow has boon appointed program chairman for February. ORGANIZATION OF BUSINESS CHIEFS AGAINST PAY CUT / Economy Suggestions Made Before Councilmen by John F. O'Neill OFFICIALS DELAY ACTION Merchants' Association Is of Opinion Wage Reduction Should Be Last Move EVERAL* possible avenues which might be traveled to effect economies in the cost of operating the Bakerafield city government were recommended to members of the Dukersfield City Council last night by John F. O'Neill, manager of the Merchants' Association of Bakersfield, who reported that approximately $35,000 can be saved in the budget annually without reducing the pay of municipal employes. Members of the council, after listening to three hourH of heated dtacue- aion on the pay cut program, 'decided to withhold action until next Monday night. Hovoral score persons crowded the council chambers again last night. Opposing factlonH battled with harsh words, bombastic declarations, r^ams of statements, and a maze of statistics, IIH protesting taxpayers, labor representatives, real estate operators and cltlsseiiH in general voiced their approval or disapproval of the suggested additional salary slashes for city workers. Seek 25 per C«nt Cut UepreHcntfttlveH of the Taxpayers' Protective League, supported by property owners, continued to wage tnelr battle for a 25 per cent reduction In th« cont of operating every department of the city government. Spokesmen fur that organization were Willlam Cooley, K. H. White and others. "A detailed study of the budget. made by 12 members of'our organization, rnvealH that there are many methods which might be used to cut th«» cost of operating the city government, without necessitating another pay cut," Manager O'Neill stated in hln opening declaration. Outlining the recommendations of the Merchants* Association of Bakersfield, he an Id in part: Cites Economies "Approximately $10,000 could be snved yearly by using only' tho elec- troliers located, on block, corners and eliminating the maintenance of the other electroliers. "It Is our opinion that from |5000 to 110,000 might be saved annually In tho miscellaneous fund expenditures. "We recommend considerable saving In the cost of operating the street department. Approximately $0000 can be .saved by requiring property owners along unpaved streets to pay for the oiling of those thoroughfares—the method IH employed successfully fn other cities. "Reductions amounting from $COOO to $10,000 annually could be effected In tho maintenance of parks and playgrounds. Hydrant Rate HfQh our opinion that the present charge of $2.25 monthly on each of the 370 water hydrants in Bakersfieid Is excessive. A saving of more than $5000 yearly could be .accomplished by forcing a reduction of that charge to $1 for each hydrant each month. "VVe recommend that the salary of election officials be reduced 50 per cent. They are employed only periodically and the majority have some kind of employment. Under present conditions the .salary paid now Is excessive. Manager O'Neill continued: "Wft believe that the collection and disposal of waste can bo operated, successfully and profitably, by the Hakersfleld city government and at a reduced rate to tho taxpayer. How(Continued on Pago Thirteen) "It is standby OLDS DIES Word has been received here that Karl Reynolds, 48, native of Kern county and a brother of Mrs. Florence Liffhtner of Hakerstleld, died last week In Tjong Beach, Christian Science services were rend at the Motell chapel there and Interment waa In the Sunny.slde cemetery at L»omy Beach. He was born at Weldon, resided in Hakersfleld for ma 113* years, was employed by several furniture concerns here, and about 12 years ago left fur the south and at the time of his death was operating a furniture store In l*ong Bouch. • A widow, Mrs. Myrtle Reynolds, survives him in the south, and two sisters, Mrs. Lottie Hiirbiuson of El NIdo and Mrs. Minnie Roderick of Saugus, also survive him. Power Hearing Will Be Held/This City Rehearing of the Kern Valley Pack- Ing Company's complaint against tho San Jonquil! Uffht and Power Corporation asking a refund of $1652 for overcharges will be heard In the courthouse in BakersHeld February* 18, instead of In Frettuo, Jay A.' Hinman said today. The hearing will be held ut a o'clock p. in., before Commissioner W, J. Carr. SON BORN Mr. and Mrs. Herman A, Brockett announce the birth of a son, James Herman Brockett. born at tho homo of Mr. and 'Ak.ci'H of Panama. Mrs. morly waa Evelyn Alters. January tlti, Mrs. IS. 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