The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on February 1, 1933 · Page 7
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Bakersfield, California
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Wednesday, February 1, 1933
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; EDITORIALS ,. This section contains tho latest a local news, world sports, edl- I tartalB. a big, ^ thrilling serial ; an$«fiw8 of general interest. PHONE 31 WANT ADS Classified Advertising Column! 1 ! of Tho Bnkersfleld Callfornlan close promptly at 11 o'clock n. m. ove.ry day. LOCAL .SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1933 PAGES 1 TO 12 FOUR CHILDREN KILLED IN COLLISION * * Army Aviator Cheats Death in Plane Fouled With Cable IE TAX ; REPUNO|49,400 .jStatc Official's Statement for Final Quarter of Year Is Released Here , SHOWS LITTLE DECREASE California Income Suffers Only Slightly Despite t World Depression T5EVENUE derived from the state •*•*• gasoline tax provided Kern county with one of its steadiest incomes during the final quarter of 1932, according to figures released today by State Controller Ray L. Riley, which reveal that Kern will receive $49,400.51 as Its share of the $3,033,755.52 apportioned counties In California. A total of $9,101,- 26G.G7 accrued for the state from the . 3-cent tax on each gallon of gasoline I sold during October, November and December of last year, of which one- third will be returned to the counties. A of less than 1 per cent In • that Income WHS felt by the state In comparison with the returns for the last three months of 1931, Controller Rlley pointed out. In explaining that the gas tax Income was one of few not hard hit by the economic depression. Slight Decrease During the last three months of 1931, the counties received J3.054,Oil as their share of the 3-cent tax, compared with the $3,033,755 for the final quarter of last year, the controller's figures revealed. The money is distributed on a basis of motor vehicle registration In each county. IxiH Angeles county received the lion's share of the apportionment for the counties, with »1,219,810, while San Francisco received $226,004 and Alameda county received $214,210. During the year 1932, according to figures anprunced recently by L. M. Sands, sealer of weights and measures for Kern county, a total of $5,259,034.58 was spent In Kern county for gasoline, while sales of kerosene, distillate, automobile greases, motor oils and Industrial oils boosted that figure to $608,670.78. At the present time only the state and the counties share In the 3-cent gas tax. The state receives 2 cents and the counties receive apportionments from the remaining 1 cent. Plan "New Deal" Cities of the slate, however, have f. been clamoring for part of the gas tax refund, and a bill will bo presented to the Legislature giving municipalities of California a "cut" In the coveted gas tax returns. State Association of Supervisors, and tho League of California Municipalities, It has been reported, have agreed on a method of sharing one-half of tho 3-cent tax, leaving the state 1% cents of the total Instead of 2 cents as received now. All parties concerned apparently are satisfied with the proposed arrangements, and If the Legislature enacts tho "new deal" Into a law, a more equitable distribution of the refund will follow, it Is believed. - SERVICESELD HERE Funeral rites were conducted today at the Fllcklnger chapel for Charles G. Headstrong 54, one-time peace officer of Kern county and employe of the General Petroleum Corporation, who died Monday at his home in Bak- ersfleld. S. J. Taylor, G. F. Hudson, V. H. Neergaard, John Gully, John Barnes nnd Mike Smith, officers of tho Bak( ersfleld police, department, acted as pallbearers. Tho body was Interred In tho family plot In Union cemetery. Tho former peace officer served as chief of police at Taft, under two Kern sheriffs as a deputy, and was one of Bakersfleld's first motorcycle officers. Ho was tho husband of Mrs. .Myrtle Headstrom, a brother of Mrs. J. l<;. Johnson, and an uncle of Dr., J. JSrlu Johnson. Ross Peacock Warns Pilot; Rope Removed Before Landing Ship TAFT STEAMFITTER MBY DEATH Henry P. Kuhlmann, 60, native of Germany, who had been employed IIH a Bteamfltter for the Honolulu OH t Company at Taft for 15 years, died yesterday at a Bakersfleld hospital. Survivors Include two brothers, A. H. Kuhlmann of Tonopah, Nevada, and George Kuhlmann of Germany, ana a sister, Mrs. Wllhe^m Danleff. The body will be sent to ganger for funeral services and Interment, attaches at Plicklnger chapel reported. »^> First Legion Dance Scheduled Tonight ,li Flrat of the series of dunces to-be eponsored by tho drum and buglu corps of Prank S. Reynolds Post, American Legion,- will bo hold tonight' at La Qranudu ballroom. / The dances ^ylll continue, throughout February, being held each Wod. nesday evening and concluding with a military ball. New Bear Trap Gives Food and Water to Bruin James I. Waldon, proprietor of Bakersfield Sheet Metal Work's by vocation' and bear hunter by avocation, today "announced completion of an automatic, all-steel bear trap. Waldon has taken three bean in •the Sugar Loaf and Jack Ranch districts already this season. His new trap is considered the most humane ever Invented. Of the cage type, it protects the bear from Injury and automatically feeds and waters the animal dally without attention. LEGISLATORS OF KERN TO SPEAK Wagy and 'Turner Slated Address Farm Bureau Next Saturday to Senator J. I. Wugy and Assemblyman Rodney Turner will address directors and other officials of tho Farm Bureau at the courthouse on legislative problems affecting this county, at a meeting announced for Saturday, February 4, It was reported today at the Farm Bureau office. T. M. Martin, president of the Farm Bureau, In announcing tho meeting, asks that directors, dlrectors-at-large, alternate directors and secretaries of the various farm centers In the county attend the meeting. Following tho meeting the party will adjourn to El Tejon hotel for luncheon. Senator Wagy, for years a member of the Kern Board of Supervisors and chairman of that body, IN also a cattleman and has a good knowledge of agriculture. His talk and that of Mr. Turner, the assemblyman from this district, are expected to give local Farm Bureau leaders an Insight Into legislation affecting their own well being. Mr. Martin, In calling tho meeting, asks his officials to meet at 9 a. m. sharp In order that they may dispose of all their routine business before the speakers are Introduced. The Farm Bureau, Mr. Martin said, Is taking more than Its usual Interest In legislative matters this year. Agriculture Is feeling economic pressure and its leaders want no damaging legislation, he explained. KERN 40 AND 8 GROUP HOLDS MEETING HERE Members of Kern volture, 40 and 8 Society, official social organization of the American Legion, came from all parts of the county to convene In Legion hall here last night and outline a program of activities for the spring and summer months. Wesley F. Waldon of Bakersfield, chef de gar,p of the volture, presided. Delegates were In attendance from Taft, Fellows, Shafter, Delano, Randsburg, McFarlsnd and other county communities. The next meeting will be held In Shatter,, with Shutter veterans as hosts at a dance. Ray Carlisle was appointed chairman of a committee organized to consider changing the date of the annual state meeting. T 1FE of Lieutenant Joe Dawson, •*• commander of an army pursuit squadron at March Field, probably was saved today through the quick- witted activities of attaches at the Kern County Airport, who notified the unsuspecting flyor that 600 teet of rope cable was trailing from the tail skid of his plane, and that he would be unable to land without disengaging the tow rope from his ship. After skillful maneuvering, Lieutenant Dawson succeeded In disengaging the rope, and brought his ship Into port without Injury to himself or damage to the .plane. Although the flyer did not know of his predicament, news dispatches detailed It'while he wow In the air, and It was expected that -he would be killed or seriously Injured In landing tho ship. Lieutenant Dawson took off from Crlssy Field near San Francisco at 11:60 today, for an aerial jaunt to March Field near Riverside, with a stop scheduled at Bakersfield. Strikes Rope As his ship rose in the air at Crissy Field, attaches there were horrified to see the long cable rope become entangled in the tall skid, and trail tho plane In the air. Shouts and gestures of fellow flyers and airport workers on the ground were not noticed by Lieutenant Dawson as he headed for Bakersfield. Fresno airport attached were notified, and when ho sped over that city they attempted to attract his attention, but were unsuccessful, and then Superintendent Hal Griffls of the Kern County Airport was notified that Lieutenant Dawson intended to stop hero and that it was up to airport officials to warn him and prevent a crack-up. Warned of Rop« Rdss Peacock, of the Cardiff & Peacock air firm, took off at once, and hovered about over the airport awaiting Lieutenant Dawson's arrival. When the approaching flyer was sighted, Peacock maneuvered his plane In a manner that would attract Lieutenant Dawson's attention. The army aviator soon became uwaro of his predicament. Lieutenant Dawson maneuvered his plane close to the ground and swung the flying rope against telephone wires. Finally It became disengaged and dropped to earth. Five minutes after he had landed here for a breathing spell, another army ship from Crlssy 'Field came roaring from the north. It had been sent out after Lieutenant Dawson to notify him of his danger, and carried a big sign bearing the warning, "500 feet of tow line on your tall skid, danger, Joe." After a brief stop here, Lieutenant Dawson took off for March Field and over Bukersfleld went through a couple of skittish maneuvers, to celebrate his narrow escape from a certain erackup and possible death or serious Injuries. The lucky lieutenant was piloting a P-li! army pursuit ship. He curried no radio and Crissy Field offk-hil.s could employ no direct method to warn him. Because of the tremendous speed and light weight of the ship, it wan feared that any slight Impediment on the landing gear would cause the plane to crash In landing. TO BE PLANTED ALONG BAY t Many Pounds of Seed to Be Distributed by Local Soroptimist Club PROJECT BEGINS SUNDAY Both Sides of State Traffic Lane Expected to Bloom During Springtime OF MICH! SEEKS INFORMATION TWO NEW OIL Two new oil companies' have been incorporated with headquarters in this county, according to articles of incorporation filed nt the office of tlie county clerk. The Nick Gerard Oil Producing Company Is authorized a capitalization of $75,000 with share's at a dollar each, and N, P. Gerard, George Hall and Abruin M. Murks, all of this city, as attorneys. Tho Kernco OH Company Is authorized a capitalization of JIOO.OOO with shares at a dollar each and the following Bakersfleld persons as directors: G. W. Shearer, M. Q. Brittan, Samuel M. Grim, Ralph A. Agey and Bert Moss. Mrs. Daly Remains • En Route to N. Y. Leo II. Daly, of Bakersfleld, entrained last night for Dunkirk, N. Y., accompanying the body of his mother, Mrs. Anna Daly, 70-year-old matron who died at a local hospital on Monday. Scores of the matron's former friends, of Bakersfleld and from the West Side, gathered at the Doughty- Calhoun-O'Meara chapel Monday night, for a rosary ceremonial. Highest rites of tho Catholic church will bo invoked In honor of tho former Kern woman when tho remains reach Dunkirk for Interment In the family plot at tho cemetery there, where her husband's body lieu, A Michigan miner who has money enough to buy a drill and support himself for six months wants to know the. prospects for making a living in the gold mines of Kern, according to a communication received by Kern ! Chamber of Commerce. i Tho miner, Alex Booch, rural free : delivery No. 2, Pontluc, Mich., writes as follows: "I 'should like to know what tho prospects are for making a living In the gold mines of your vicinity. I have sufficient money to buy a drill and support myself for .six months If tho mines in your vicinity are work- Ing on a split bnsln. T understand that some of them .supply power, light, free milling, ot cetera., and split proceeds ,10-50. If not, perhaps some prospector of whom you know would like to have a partner with a few hundreds, or any other possibilities open to a slnglo man with u llttlo money." • « » College Group Will Tour Mining: Areas Plan of the College of the Pacific at Stockton for a field trip into the mining areas of Kern county in the near future are disclosed In a com- munlcatlqn to Kern Chamber of Commerce from J. H. Jontti of the chemistry department of the college. "We are planning a field trip to study some of the mineral resources," the educator writes. "We would appreciate It very much if you could furnish us with Information as to deposits In Kern so that we may Include some of them In our Itinerary." IS CONVALESCING Convalescing from a major operation In Los Angeles several weeks ago, Mrs. Wesley V. Waldon, historian of tho American Legion Auxiliary and .wife of Chef do Garo Waldon of Iho Forty and Eight Society, has been removed to her homo hero. county's loveliest vista, the xv valley as seen from tho top of the Grapevine In springtime, flow- Ing off Into blue seas of lupin, will be retouched with the glint of golden popples to restore the original panorama of nature's coloring, It was decided at last night's meet- Ing of the Soroptimist Club. The brush the Soroptimist club women will use to touch up the landscape on Sunday will be many pounds of poppy seed which they wilt scatter along the borders of the highway between the trees. H was reported at the meeting by Mrs. Mary Crane Garrard, chairman of the civics committee, that F. P. Myers, superintendent of the district highways, No. C, will have tho ground disced to receive the seed. Tt Is expected that the blossoms will make their appearance In time to make the valley gateway landscape more entrancing than ever before. To Meet Sunday The club women wll meet on Sunday morning at the studio of Miss Helen Elizabeth Martin at the Taylor Arcade to set out on their flower-planting mission. The women also expect to obtain permission from the El Tejon Rancho owners to plant popples In the fields adjacent to the highway. It is remembered by residents of the community when the -blue- and gold stretches of the valley were magnificent in their coloring, but as tlrne has gone on the sturdy lupin has crowded • the poppies , from the valley floor adjacent to the highway. It Is not uninteresting to know tho Sorop- timist leaders said today that the name lupine Is derived from the Latin name "Lupes," meaning wolf, and that some flower authorities believe It robb the soil of fertility. Patmont Speaks Mrs. Ruth Lnne presided at the club session which took the form of a dinner at El Tejon hotel. Doctor Louis Richard Patmont of Berkeley, who recently visited Russia, was the speaker who ' talked against Soviet policies. Doctor Patmont showed pictures he obtained personally In Russia during J930 showing conditions unfavorable to Soviet rule. The club singing wna led by Mrs. Alberta Smith, and was accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Pearle Smith. ' CITY CONSTRUCTION FOR MONTH IN Construction activities In 'Bakersfield for January showed a slight increase over December, according to figures on file In the office of R. H Hubbard, city building • Inspector. Total permits for January, Including building, plumbing, electrical and .sign, amounted to $15,742.50, compared with 115,206 for December. January's figures, however, were far below those of the first month In 1932, when jiermlts totaled $126,831. Figures f«r last month were: Building : J10.II30.00 Electrical 1.840.BO Plumbing 2,541.00 Signs 1,025.00 GROUNDHOG READY FOR WEATHER FORECAST YOUNGSTERS DIE Y OUR weather man takes a one-day vacation tomorrow. Tonight ho puts away his records, his humldl- guldes and his wct-and-dry bulb hydrometers and turns over his duties as a weather forecaster to tho hairy old prophet shown above—Aloyslus Groundhog. For years and years the homo folk on February 2 have looked to Mr. Groundhog for an Inkling as to what kind of weathnr Is hibernating around the corner. If ho conies out and sees his shadow, back ho dives Into his hole and) spring Is six weeks away; If the day-is cloudy and thew Isn't any shadow to see he stays on deck and spring Is practically hero. Of course If you really want to know what Thn Hakorsfleld 1 California's wenther man thinks about It, the corner around which the weather hovers Is as visible to Mr. Groundhog I as the one around which prosperity I lurks Is visible to the weather man. I So fur us the weather bureau Is | concerned It Isn't going lo miilu; one particle of difference If the well- I known woodehuck sees his shadow or doesn't. Official prediction Is Tor "all varieties" of weather for tho next, six weeks whether February ^ Is cloudy or not. Probability is that winter days will dominate. THREE STRANDED DESERT L. A. Newspaper Men Forced to Spend 48 Hours in Stalled Machine $15,742.50 LAMBERT RETURNS Superior Judge 11. H. Lambert has returned to lil.s department In Kern Bounty after having been assigned temporarily to the Superior Court of Los Angeles. Tile throe Kern Bounty departments arc now open for trials. Lynn J. Rogers, automobile, editor of the Los Angeles Times; his father, U. J. Rogers, and Rupert L. Larson, automobile advertising man, were at their homes In Los Angeles today, following a miserable 48-hour stay In their automobile, which stalled in tho shallow wn(ers of Cuddehuck lake, 10 miles southeast of Johannesburg In Kern county. Sheriff Cas Walner, whoso nld was enlisted by I,on Angeles authorities when tho three men were reported missing, said that the three were en route from Furnace Creek Inn of Death Valley, when their automobile slipped off tho road which runs across tho ordinarily dry iako. Abandon Machine v Tho machine, sheriff AValscr reported, was trapped by a sea of shallow water, and the trio elected to "stay with the ship." After' about two days of uncomfortable existence, however, they decided to abandon their vehicle and began a hike for Atolla, a mining camp on tho Mojavo desert. Meanwhile, the abandoned automobile was sighted from the air by Pud- ley M. Steele, aviator for the Richfield Oil Company, who was sent to hunt for them. Get Auto Started Through the Automobile Club of Southern California, at the Red Mountain branch office, word" WHS relayed to W. N. Atkinson, who drove another automobile to tho Iako district, carrying food, clothing anil other necessities. The would-be rescuer found the three had returned to their automobile, had succeeded In getting It under wiiy, and were gone. They turned up at Atolla, reported, and continued their Journey home, little tho worse for their experience. *-»-• Scoutmasters Will Discuss Activities Troop camping, arganlzatlon of a band und other spring activities will bo among projects discussed at tonight's meeting of the Scoutmasters' Roundtable of the Bakcrsfleld district In Legion hall at 7:30 o'clock. C. U. Phillips, scoutmaster of Troop 00, composed of Scout leaders, will preside at x tho session. NEWSIES TO SEE SUNDAY STUNT SHOW 0. •<•• B AKERSFIELD "newsies" got a break today when B. Ward Beam walked in and Invited the 42 Bakersfleld Callfornlan newsboys to bs his personal guests at the International congress of daredevils scheduled for Bakersfield speedway Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The "congress" of world-famous stunt men, augmented by motorcycle races and home-town •vents, will open the 1933 sports season at the speedway. Beam also announced 10 new entries in the "ash can derby," open fo Kern cars valued at less than $50. ' They are Howard Hendsch, 505 N street, driving "Pensioned"; Elmer Hughes In "Swordflsh," Lester Surgener in "Haywire Special," J. n. Thompson of Shafter in "Puddle Jumper," Walter Coch. ran in "Ever Morning Flxem," Jim Tatum In "Pluto," Kermlt Annls of Shafter in "Owlle Eyes," Arnold Bishop of Arvln In "Prosperity," H. Nichols in the "Miss Thompson Special," and Lawrence Cowlet of Taft in "Better Than Walking." MODEL AIRPLANE (ITEMED First Outdoor Meet Will Be Held Sunday Morning at County Airport LIC T. W. A. DAYLIGHT PLANES TO CARRY KERN AIR MAIL T WENTY-FOUR-HOUR mail service between Bakersfield and New York and same-day delivery of Bakersfield air mall in San Francisco became a reality today with announcement that Transcontinental and Western Air, Incorporated, has been awarded an extension of Its east-west contract to include the Los Angelen to San Francisco routs. The award was made by Post- master-Oeneral Walter F. Brown and announced hsre by H. W. Beck, traffic manager of T. W. A. with headquarters In Los Angeles. It bscame effective today. Under the new award Bakersfield's air mall will go north and south during the daylight and evening hours on T, W. A. passengtr ships and during the night hours on Pacific Air Transport, United Air Linen subsidiary, doubling ths city's previous air mall service. Officially the T. W. A. contract is registered as CAM 34, Los Angeles to San Francisco. Under its operation, air mall leaving Bakersfleld at 7:50 o'clock p. m. will arrive In Los Angeles an hour later and in New York at 10:37 o'clock the next evening, an elapsed time of but 23 hours and 47 minutes. Time 'In transit will be correspondingly reduced from Bakersfleld to almost all other east, middle west and southwest cities of the United States, Manager Beok announced. Similar fast service will be provided from east to west, he pointed out, with Baksrsfleld and the San Joaquin valley now enjoying transcontinental air mall ssrvlce second to none. Mail leaving New York at 9:30 o'clock a. m. will arrive In Bak. ersfield the next morning at 10 o'clock. In Fresno at 11 o'clock and in San Francisco at 12:25 p, m'. ;NSEP SNEAI ;RIOD SEND Auto Club Head Warm That Friday Is Final Day to Avoid $3 Penalty With only two days remaining of tho official auto license renewal period, many motorists In this district have failed as yet. to obtain their 1933 license plates, It was declared today by Norman Thompson, manager of the local office of the Automobile Club of Southern California. "We still have hundreds of sets of plates out of the thousands normally Issued by this office that have not. yet been distributed," said Thompson. "MotorlMts have been later than ever this year In getting their new plates, and U appears as If many of them will be too late. who do not apply for new licenses before tho various distributing offices close, next Friday, February 3, will bo required by state law to pay a double fee as 11 penalty when they do apply. ThlH means pay- Ing $6 Instead of tho normal |3 for a private passenger car llrcnsc. For this reason, and also because the state- will noon order cltatloiiN Issued to motorists using 1932 HrniiHO, tho club urges those who have not done. BO to apply at once." New car, numbers may be obtained by mailing the car registration certificate to tho Departmont of Motor Vehicles In Sacramento, which must roach there by l-'ebruary II In order to avoid penalty, by application at other department offices, or ut the local automobile club office. The certificate of registration, containing the correct address, and the $3 feu must he presented to obtain new license plates, Thompson «aid. It Is estimated that some 200,000 motorists In the- state, or approximately 10 per cent, paid double the required license fee last year for falling to apply for new plates before the official period ended. Officials Continue Hunt for Groh Girl Police of Bakorsflold are anxious to communicate with Eleanor Croh, 15, or her grundmolher, who are believed to he residents of Bakersflold or vicinity. The child's father, Jack Qroh, 45, died recently In Woodland, Cullf., and authorities uro attempting to find Ills du ugh I or. tiny Leu- Kern County Airport will be the scene of another of the Increasingly popular miniature air circuses Sunday morning, when the Skyhawkx Club of Diikersfleld llltfl) School stages Its first, big outdoor meet of the season for model airplanes. Kurly entries Indicate a large field of contestants In the various tests for speed and endurance of HID planes, according to 13. P. Van ven, club adviser. Name Judges Hal Grlffls, superintendent of the airport; Cecil Meadows, M. U. Roberts' and Ross Peacock, local commercial aviators; and Ray Cross, Instructor in tho mechanics of aviation at 13ak- orsfteld High School, will net as judges. They will base their decision as to the winners on four factors, ap- pearanco of the plane, ItH takeoff, flight and landing. The competitors will be divided Into three classes, junior, senior und adult divisions, according lo (lie age and experience of the builders, Mr. Van Leuveii states. The Juniors will enter C. I. pursuit planes with 14-Inch wingspread, modeled after the famous army pursuit planes. Senior builders will enter original jobs with enclosed fuselage. and wlngsprcud limited to 123 square Inches. Senior Class Those entered In the senior class to date am Clyde White, Vernon Oldershaw, Harold Peed, David lielame- ter, Francis Stewart, Hill Stockton, Ilenton Stockton and Walter Cochnm. Now builders entering In the Junior events are Elsworth DUK»II, Illnlr Russell, Hugh Scott, Stewart Lovelace and Dwlghl Anderson. Some of the more advanced piano designers planning to take, part In tliu meet are Eugene Myers, Herman Latta and William Verrel. F. F. Loring, Wife and Two Ollu-r Sons Injured in Auto-Truck Smash ; GROUP EN ROUTE SOUTH Tons of Lumber Overturn on Ill-Fntcd (Irotip After Truffle Mishap TV/HICX a gri-iil lumber truck uiul " trailer .crushed Into the side of their lltflil roadster und burluil them bcymutli mi avalanche of lumber, four children of the K. F. Lor- Ing family of Shaftor wore killed und two of thelv brothers und Mi 1 , und Mrs. Lorlng were injured late yesterday. The accident, worst I ruffle tragedy nf the year in southern California, occurred at the intersection of San l''ern:u>'lo road and Ivy street, in CilumlHlf. This dead arc Kivd. K,; Marion, 7: Jewel. D, and James LorliiK, -'. Sirs. Lorlng received a fractured pelvis. I'larencc. \», :mcl .1. H. Lorinp, IB, suffered broken urms and ribs, and Mr. Luring was badly bruised. Two other children. Truliih, !>, and Virgil, lit, W«MV riding In another car Just nhead of that In which their 111-t'iUeil brothers, ulsters and parents were riding. The family left Shafter yester. day morning bound" for Imperial valley to work during the spring In the farm fields. The collision occurred, according to authorities and witnesses, when Lor- iiiR attempted to make a left turn Into Ivy street from San Fernando road In the path of a heavy lumber truck, driven by H. W. TowiiBley, 1303 Cer- rltos street, Downey. Town.iley, as tho car turned In his path attempted to swerve but could not avoid crashing Into the little roadster In which Mr. and Mrs. Lorlng and Clarence and J. U. rode. As he swerved, the load of lumber on the trailer began sliding and the tons of timber poured off upon the trailer which carried the four other Lorlng children and their household goods. The Injured were taken to the Physicians and Surgeons Hospital while, ttie bodies of tho four little victims were taken to the L. C. Scovern Mortuary. IL WAR VETERAN LOSES LAST BATTLE Wiley W. Walker, 97-yrar-old veteran of tho Civil War, who fought with tho Confederacy In many of the Important battles of that combat, lout today In a conflict with death. A resident of Arvln for more than 1."> years, the old war veteran weakened under tho strain of the pitched battle which h« hail carried on during tho past few weehH against tho mortal enemy, and died at his home. Ho leaves two daughters. Mrs. .1. D. Tucker of Arvln and Mrs. A. K. Huriifitt of Los Angeles; one son, J. K. Walker of (iriinl. N. M.. and a stepson, .1. F. Kdwards of Bnslinel!, Fla., and 11 grandchildren and IS great grandchildren. His wife proceeded him In death. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday at 10:30 a. m. at the Fllck- limer chapel with the Rev. N. L. Packard and tho Hev. F. U. Con way officiating. M. H. Krauter, D. J. Jlnnett, R. L. Thayer, Ed Combs, a. Q. Hoden and Arvln Richardson will be pallbearers. Interment will b« In tho family plot at Union cemetery. Forest Service to Give Examinations! _______^ i Examinations to fill government l positions as foremen of firebreak blasting and mountain trail construction with the forestry service will bo hold In Bakersfleld In* the near future, according to announcement today by Edward Mougcr, secretary of tho civil servleo board at tho post office here. Complete information i-opr^rnlng dates of examination, requirement. 1 ^ ' and salaries may be obtained from the j secretary. RULEOF SOVIET Dr. Louis R. Pulmonl Tells Clubmen Russians Live in State of Fcur Russia is a "big, red beast-" which Is threatening the world, Dr. Louis Richard Patmont, noted traveler, declared yesterday In an address to members of the Bakersfleld Kxelmnge Club. ' "The system of government under Soviet rule Is not a success," he declared. "The people there live in constant fear of their lives . . . the..would leave If they hail the opportunity to escape!" Fear and terror, lu- reported, keep residents of that country under the thumb of their Soviet musters. Tours Country Doctor Patmont said he returned to this country from a four months' tour of Russia and that he related the "true" picture of conditions In that country. The speaker *uld ho traveled through Russia must of the four- month period, garbed as a peasant. In order to obtain an Insight into conditions of the country. Ho speaks Russian fluently. After a talk by J. T. \Vlngato, mem- liers of Kxi-lmiign added their voice of disapproval to the plan of awarding airplane concerns the privilege of operating an air mall service through the San Joaquin valley, without permitting local air firms to bid on tho sen-Ice contract. Addition Complete Doc-tor K. A. Nchaper, superintendent of tho sanatorium at Keene, wrote a letter to Exchange, reporting that the new addition is complete, and that all of those on the walling list are now being given the required medical attention. I'ixchange sponsored construction of the new addition, and throuKh Its action, brought relief to many sufferers. N'at Hudson, chairman of the Inter- clnb committee, reported that several members of the Hakursfleld club visited the WUUL-O .Exchange Club last Thursday. Commerce Body to Convene Next Week Directors of Kern County Chamber of Commerce will hold their next official meeting Tuesday evening, February 7, In the chamber building on north Chester avenuo at 7:30 o'clock, President A. 13. Hoagluud announced today. All directors, advisory directors and commltteeinon will bo In attendance ut the conference.

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