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Bakersfield, California
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.'J .EDITORIALS This 0 infection conUlnti the latent local news, world sports, editorials, a big, thrilling serial and news of general interest. PHONE 31 WANT ADS Classified Advertising Column* of The Bakersfleld Callfornlan close promptly at 11 o'clock a. m. every day. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3,1933 PAGES 9 TO 16 STATE LEGION CHIEFS TO GATHER IN KERN REGISTERS -LOSS IN Association Is "In Red" to ' Tune of $100, Acting Treasurer Reports RESERVE FUND TAPPED Receipts for Period Total $8052 and Disbursements Amount to $8168 i High School's •'-'student body was "In the red" by more than $100 at conclusion of the first five months of the current school year, accordiug to a financial statement Issued yesterday by L-. B. Davy, member of tho high school faculty and acting treasurer. Though the student organization •will be forced to deduct from Its |, special reserve fund of approximately "2500 to meet current expense, accord- to Mr. Davy, the deficit Is not pnsldered significant. Receipts from irlous projects during the spring nester are expected to balance the Iget by the end of the year. [ho statement showed total receipts 8052 between September 12 and Deber 31, 1922, and'disbursements of In' leaving a deficit of $110. A bal$289 carried over from last however, together with the refund, gives tho student body available cash above all out- Standing Indebtedness. The Itemized report was as follows: Recpts. Disburs. Football $5673.50 J4833.42 Basketball 20.10 Track 29.JO .... Tennis and golf.... .... Art dept 196.88 Blue and White ... 750.00 Cap and gown acct. .... Chemistry dept. ... 47.00 Debate Drafting dept 706.48 Dramatics 24.00 General expense Gymnasium 448.85 H. S. Board Miscellaneous.-,..,.... 176.60 Oracle ,.'.," .'.*.... .... 9.76 •129.99 460.7IJ 309.80 60.68 212.73 741.87 220.20 21.62 508.75 18.35 227.74 92.93 Totals $8052.50 $8168.67 Football receipts for 1932 were, slightly higher than In 1931, the report shows, having mounted from $5524 to $5673. The difference was due chiefly to the fact that the Taft-Bakersfleld game was played here this year, while In 1931 it was played at Taft. Sports Liabilities Basketball, track, tennis and golf will remain as liabilities, expenditures for which are usually covered by the- football surplus. Other departments will ahow gains on the receipts side of the ledger during the next few months. The report furnishes a sidelight on "the varied activities of the student body. The gymnasium account, for instance, was established by the organization to make it possible for students to obtain the gymnasium supplies required at a price only slightly above wholesale cost. Dogs and Cats of Every Variety to Be in Parade A LL DOGS, and every cat, tee, will have their "day" when Bakers, field's first "pet parade" Is staged here on Saturday, February 11. Six loving cups will be awarded by judges. They will be given the owner of the best-dressed dog, the biggest dog, the smallest dog, the best mongrel, the best cat, and the best "alley" cat, In addition to the loving cups, 2000 articles for dogs and cats will be distributed among those who enter pets In the parade, and every child entering a pet will be awarded a ticket to the Fox theater for Saturday. The parade will begin at 9 a. m. Entries may be made at the Bak- ersfleld Veterinary Hospital or the Roux 4. Kuentzel sporting goods concern. Details of the line of march will be announced later. Trophies which will be awarded the winners are on display at Weld's. There will be no entry charge. LEGION PLANNING BIG CELEBRATION Washington and Lincoln to Be Honored at Meeting Here February 16 Plans for a big Americanism meet- Ing commemorating Jointly the birthday anniversaries of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln with an elaborate and fitting patriotic program were begun at last night's meeting of Frank S: Reynolds Post, American Legion, In Legion hall'. The Americanism committee of the post was authorized to take charge of arrangements for the Washington- Lincoln assembly, to be hold February 16 in Legion hall. Members of the committee include Attorney William L. Bradshaw, chairman; R. T. Nel- deffer, Dudley Erquhart and Jack W. Byfield. Nick Kltchak of Taft, commander of the Fifteenth district of tho California Legion department, was a guest at last night's meeting and addressed the veterans on the proposed "Universal Draft," which the American Legion has been fighting for a. number of years. N. W. Hill, commander of Calavaras Post No. 376 at Angels Camp, California, and P. Kane of San Francisco Post No. 1, also were among guests at the session. IS Lindsay Compares Kern Crop With Planting Activity in Other Areas CONDUCUEE RITES Bakersfleld Lodge, No. 244, F. & A, M., and Bakersfleld Commandery Knights Templar, will be In charge of the W. K. Lee funeral rites tomorrow, attaches at Payne & Son chapel said today. The rites will be held at 2 p. m. at the Masonic temple and Interment will follow at the Masonic plot' In Union cemetery. Mrs. Alta Lee, his widow, who was Injured In the traffic crash which cost the life of the Lerdo rancher, remains at a hospital In Redlands, but his surviving son, W. K. Lee, Jr., has returned to Bakersfleld to atteml the funeral services for his father. f United Prett Leaned Wire) PEIPING, Feb. 3.—A unified China Is ready, to combat the Japanese offensive against Jehol province which Chinese sources expect to materialize soon, Marshal Chang Hsueh-Ltang told the United Press today. Chang, young war lord who formerly ruled Manchuria, said It was impossible to predict "where the hostilities will end." He said orders for the defense of Jehol came from Nan- king, and that united Chinese forces would fight the Japanese. Chang appeared cheerful and In excellent health. Ho said Nanking was providing "material support" for tho defense of Jehol. QEORQE WASHINGTON'S LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS This booklet tells anew In slm- plo narrative form of the man who led tho revolutionary forces In the War for Independence, became tho first president of the United States, and died with tho enviable distinction that he was "first in war, first In peace and first. In the hearts of his countrymen." No matter how much you know about George Washington, you will find this booklet Interesting and It Is an Invaluable reference In which to find quickly Important facts and dates In hlH life. Illustrations are • numerous and unusually Interesting;. Fill out and mall this coupon today, enclosing 10 cents In coin to cover cost, handling and postage. The Bakersfleld Callfornlan Information Bureau, Frederic J. Hoskln, Director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 10 cents In coin (carefully wrapped) for a copy of the booklet on "George Washington." Name., Street- City State.... Folks and Facts * * * * + * Bits of Hotel Gossip + * * * * * Local Brevities H. G. Hull, president of the Wasco Creamery, entertained managers of the various departments of the creamery at his home recently at a stag party. At a late hour, supper was served to H. Scaronl, S. Helster, Roy Green, Alvln Raven, R. Elliott, H. Glnn, Lee Brier, Fred Kurth, W. Simpson, J. ICnlffen and J. Rutgers, Sr. Among the guests at Hotel El Tejon today Is Theodore Strong, noted organist, who will .give a recital at tho First Baptist church tonight. Mr. nnd Mrs. H. V. Mansfield of Los Angeles are guests at Hotel 101 Tejon. Mr. Mansfield Is with the Union Ice Company. An analysis of potato planting acreage In competition with Kern county's tuber production was prepared today by M. A. Lindsay, farm adviser, taking his data from the United States Department of Agriculture. "The growers' estimates for 1933 acreage In the south and for eastern states Indicates a slight reduction In acreage with the Rio Grande valley of Texas showing a considerable In- j crease," Mr. Lindsay asserted. "The market news service of the United States Department of Agriculture states that according to reports of growers' Intentions to. plant potatoes, tho commercial acreage In early and intermediate states may bo reduced this year to about 244,400 acres, or 12 per cent less than that harvested last season and 30 per cent below the relatively high figure of 1931. The increase In lower Rio Grande valley of Texas Is more than offset by a 21 per cent decrease for Florida. Six other early states may have about one- eighth less commercial acreage than last year, sharpest reduction being made In parts of Texas outside the I Rio Grande valley. The four second ] early states report an Intended net j decrease of only 20 per cent, Oklahoma making- the greatest reduction i In this group. Seven Intermediate j states show an expected reduction of ' 13 per cent from last season. Eastern shore of Virginia alone may cut its acreage by nearly one-fourth. "About a dozen cars of new stock were shipped last week, about equally divided between Texas and Florida, Movement of all stocks from the Important northern and western states decreased to around 4010 cars, or 050 less than output of a year ago. "The grower of potatoes In Kern county should know that the acreage In the Rio Grande valley Is that acreage which is In competition with the Shatter potato grower and that the acreage there has been Increased for the 1933 crop." MAY ABSOLVE F( MASSE AHACK CASE (United Prea Leaned Wire) HONOLULU, Feb. 3.—Unconfirmed reports that assault charges against the four surviving defendants In the Thalia Massle attack case will be nolle pressed shortly after the United States battle fleet departs from Hawaiian waters created a sensation here tpday. It was widely reported, without official confirmation, that a private detective agency's 60,000-word report, vindicating the five Hawallans accused of attacking Mrs. Massle, would be published In a few days. This action, It was pointed out, would tend to make Lieutenant Thomas Massle, husband of the assault victim, appear as the slayer of an innocent man. Together with hla mother-in-law, Mrs. Granvlllo Fortescue, and two navy enlisted men, E. J. Lord and O. A. Jones, Massle was convicted of kidnaping and slaying Joe Kahahawal, tho fifth defendant, Massle, Mrs. Fortoscuo, Lord and Jones were pardoned by Governor Lawrence Judd. R. J. Curtis of the Getty oil firm, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Curtis were guests at Hotof El Tejon during the day. Miss Olive Henderson and Miss F. Smith, state department attaches, from Fresno, are stopping at tho P«dro while in tho city on official business. .Among Fresno Insurance men registered at Hotel padro are Warren Still, L. W. Field, M. Leach and C. Clark'. H. C. Moore, Santa Fo Railroad official, is here from his San Bernardino headquarters and Is a guest at the Padre. Miller Rubber Company's headquarters at San Francisco Is represented in Bakersfleld today by J. D. Cord- wen, a guest at Hotel El Tejon. Arthur Hange, of the National Biscuit Company, San Mateo, Is here on business and a guest at Hotel El Tejon. City Manager W. D. Clarke and City Engineer Joe Holfelder went to Fresno today on municipal business Interests. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Gould of EuBt Port, Idaho, uro guests at Hotel Padre. Joan Blondall, movie actress, was a bruukfast guest at Hotel El Tcjou to(Juy, Peter Raviscioni of Old River Is Injured Peter Raviscioni, 17, was hurt last night when his automobile skidded and overturned In a ditch near Panama. Ravlsclonl was taken to the Bak- ersfleld Emergency Hospital, where It was found he had received cuts, bruises nnd^ possible internal injuries. The 3-outh was en route to his home at tho time of tho accident. He resides with Lewis Sachtn, near Old River. CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our appreciation for the many kindnesses shown us during our recent bereavement, the death of Mollle M. Beau. (Signed) H. B. BEAN, MR. AND MRS. H. A. PLUM- MBR, AIR. AND MRS. Ji. H. PLUMMER. MR. AND MRS. ALBERT HAND, AIR. AND MRS. J. H. HUSKET AND FAMILIES. POTENTATE FOUND DEAD MOBILE, Ala., Feb. 3. (A. P.)— Judge David W. Crosland of Montgomery, Ii7, former Imperial potentate of the Shrine, was found dead In his bod at a hotel hero this morniug, FAIR WEATHER IS ANTICIPATED FOR BIG STUNT Experts Predict Clear Sky Sunday During Program by Daredevil Group MANY ENTRIES RECEIVED Flash Bombs to Be Fastened to Two Cars Involved in., Spectacular Crash TTNITED States government me*-' teorologlsts today promised the most Important stunt of aH for the international congress of daredevils at Bakersflelil speedway Sunday afternoon when they definitely forecast "fair weather for tonight, Saturday and Sunday in tho Sun Joaquin and Santa Clara valleys." It was a big break for the fans planning to attend the opening of tho 1933 sports season at the world-famous speedway. Last Sunday tho show was "rained out." In the meantime now events on tho stunt program have been arranged and many new entries received for both the professional and all-Kern motorcycle race.*, as well as for tho "ash can derby," open to cars valued at less than .$50, according to B. Ward Beam, show director. Expected to be the most spectacular event of the day, tho head-on collision between two large automobiles traveling at 40 miles an hour will bo made even more spectacular for the fans andMiews reel men by the addition of railroad torpedoes and Hash bombs to the radiators of the cars, Beam announced. Hughes Patterson and IDnrl Williams have been .selected to drive the machines /In the suicidal stunt. Taylor Denies Murder Charge Filed by State Clifford Taylor, negro, pleaded not guilty today to a charga of having murdered his sister. The plea was taken by Presiding Judgs R. B, Lambert of the Superior Court, who set the case for trial on March 1. Taylor Is alleged to have shot his sister, Helen Rallbaok,' while In a quarrel with another man. It was reported that he was "after" the other man, but the a\in was discharged during the scuffle and the bullet struck and killed the comely ncgresa. Purpose of Memorial Park Department Outlined by Member of Firm YJ.C.A. BY mam 2000 Game Birds Are Saved From 'Starvation in Two County Districts Two thousand quail, which might otherwise starve to death because of heavy snows covering their feeding grounds, are being fed In the Frazler and Greenhorn mountain districts under the direction of Lester Arnold, deputy fish and game commissioner here, with the assistance of Captain O. P. Brownlow of the fish and game commission and Louts Roux, sportsman of this city. The birds are being fed cracked wheat donated by Elmer Houchln of Bakersfleld. Mr. Arnold snld today that some 200 deer have come out of the high, snow- covered mountain areas Into tho Glennvllle district and are now finding plenty of feed In tho lower altitudes. Ranchers In the district are asked to keep their dogs tied up. *-•-• Former Resident of This City Is Called Mrs. E. E. Reynolds of 810 C street has received "word that J. B. Moore, 80, her stepfather, died January 31 In Philadelphia. The stepfather resided here for nine years before leaving for the east. He was a member of tha Plasterers' and Cement Workers' Union, local No. 191. SEEKS TO GIVE SERVICE Handling of New Details to Be Explained to Those Arranging Plans Report 250 Higli School and J. C. Youths Enrolled in • Local Enterprise Two hundred and fifty high school and junior college youths are now enrolled In Young Men's Christian Association groups of Kern county, It was revealed by A. J. Ferguson, chairman of tho Kern board of directors, today In calling attention to the first annual banquet of the V. M. C. A. to be held In the First Baptist Church here next Thursday evening, February 9. The banquet will bring to a close the first year of V. M. C. A. work In this district under a Kern committee, functioning as a distinct unit, according 'to Mr. Ferguson. Marked advancement In the "V" program locally ha« been noted during the past 12 months. Attend Camp In addition to the number of boys taking part In the weekly association meetings here, C7 boys attended summer camp at Lake Sequoia from Kern and approximately 1000 boys have participated In recreational events sponsored by the V. M. C. A. More than 300 persons ore expected In attendance at the T, M. C. A. banquet, leaders from all parts of the county and state having signified Intention of being present. t)r. Walter V. Dexter, president of Whlttler College nnd a widely known lecturer, Is scheduled to give the address of the evening. Reports summarizing activities of the paat year will also be given. To Elect Leaders Klectlon of officers for the coming year will be one of the Items of bust- ness to come before the meeting. Those who have served as officers during the past year are M. Ferguson, as chairman; J. T. Wingate, vice- chairman; Walter Stlern, secretary; 11. K. Dlckson, treasurer, and Lenard Dahlqulst, general secretary. ' The board of directors Includes TT. A. Splndt, J. F. .Faber, Alonzo Reynolds, C. M. Johnson, Alfred Slemon, Rev. -Will Rogers, Rev. F. O. Belden, Krrol Janes, J. E. Regan, E. J. Peerj\ A. W. Eckman, R. A. Anderson, Jim Parker and Guy Jaggard. Edmondson Child Is Born in Bakersfield Mr. and Mrs. George M. Kdmondson of Independence are receiving congratulations on the birth of a daughter, born February 1, at the San Joa- quln Hospital. The baby has been christened Dlxleln Georgene ICdmond- son. She Is th,e first birth of the family and the first grandchild on either side of the family tree. Mrs, Edmondson formerly was Alfreda Hendrlcks, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hendrlcks of the Bak- orsfleld Funeral Home. She will stay at the homo of her parents, at 627 I street, after leaving the hospital. The husband has been called to Texas to see his mother, who Is seriously 111. Ralph Recall Opposed at C.C.A. Conference rpHOMAS W. McMANUS, Bakers- J- field insurance broker, today appeared before directors of the Bakers- fleld Civic Commercial Association, and delivered a "personal and public" protest against tho plan to recall Governor James Rolph, Jf. "The cost of a recall election would amount, to approximately J500.000," the Bpeiiker said, "of which Ki-ru ruuiity and Its 85,000 rCKldentH would b« called upon to pay approximately $8t>50. Signatures necessary to bring about the recall election would result In the ex- pendlturo of approximately $20,000 additional and thn cost to the Htato Itself would be about $20,000 more," he said. "Los Angeles county would bo required to pay about $178,000 and San Francisco county about $51,200," ho said in dl&cuisslng the recall movement after the C. C. A. meeting. He quoted figures presented by Holland A. Van- degrlft, state director of finance. "How can. any one seeking a reduction in taxes countenance a recall election that would cost almost a million dollars?" McMunus Inquired In rhetorical style. Mi'Manus did not ask the C. C. A. directors for an official or formal opinion on the subject, but thoxe who expressed views were of tho personal opinion that the recall movement not only is headed for failure, but that it would result in turmoil within legislative slid business, circles. "The proposed recall transcends political maneuvering," Mc.Manus declared, "It Is liable to upset our remaining economic stability. Regardless of party beliefs we should discourage the movement and settle down lo tho work of regaining bimliiess confidence. And besldeH." hn added, "tho Legislature haw tho power to bloo)j move- montn of the governor." Following a report by Dr. F. Kcn- j iictli UamUn, director or tue C. C. A,, the board of directors adopted a resolution authorizing calling of a special , membership meeting to discuss changing the name of tho organization to "Bukersfleld Chamber of Commerce." "The C. C. A.," he said, "was incorporated for a period of 50 years, of which 10 years have pubspd. The board of directors must pass a resolution culling a spfclal meeting nnd send a copy of the resolution to every member, naming the date, tlimi and place of tho assemblage," he reported. The C. C. A., he said. Is a nonprofit and closed corporation, which does not require additional'legal maneuvering for a changn in name. Doo- tor Hamlln worked with Attorney Calvin Coiiron on the report. Upon tlm recommendation of Director C. E. Anderson, tho board gave Standard Stations, Inc. the privilege of distributing official city chamber of commerce tourist Information In Bakersfleld. "This Is a real step forward In publicizing Kern county," Director Anderson declared. "Under this plan, employes of tho service stations will describe the wonders of Kern county to tourists, and rotogravure pictures of scenic beauties here will be printed In bulletins—nil at no cost to our organization. This Is the type of publicity which we have been seeking for some time and we should prepare to take advantage of the opportunity," he said. Under the new publicity plan, the C. C. A. will direct the type of publicity distributed, and the manner and time of Its distribution. Three units of tho Standard Stations, inc., will dlHtrlbute the Information. Employe* of that concern will bn couched thoroughly In order to bn able lo direct tourists to show plttucs of the oouuty. [ELIEF of grief-stricken families, '• which have suffered the loss of a loved one, prompted officials of the Bakersfleld Memorial Park, luo., to create an "advisory" department, according to Vern Owen, member o£ the firm who will be In charge of^that duty. In revle'wlug duties ot the new department, Mr. Owen stated, "for many years families have made decisions hastily and later became sorry for their action. Most persons know little about making arrangements for funerals and tho department was created to advise those charged with that duty. "Tho new. department will bo glad to answer any question at any time, either before a death has occurred In a family, or after a'death, for the purpose of assisting In suitable arrangements. . "When a member of a family dies, the head of that family Is required to learn unfamiliar details concerning mausoleums, crematories, cemeteries and columbarlums, and cannot he expected to master such knowledge within a few days. ."In creating this department, officials of the Bakersfield Memorial Park, Incorporated, feel that they are doing something worth, while for citizens of Kern county, In that they will relieve be. reaved relatives of much sorrow generally associated with a death in the family. A qualified representative will be glad to call upon anyone Interested In the subject," Mr. Owen stated. Recently the concern, which 'has Malcolm Brock for Its president, announced plans for a development program which will Include construction Jobs costing approximately $13B,000, and_ provide much needed work for many of tho city and county unemployed. ATHLETES WILL BE TRIEDJN "COURT" Twenty-five Bakersfleld High School athletes >who earned their letters In football during the fall of 1932 will bo Initiated Into the "Big B" society at n kangaroo court to ba held In the high school gymnasium following the basketball games tonight. Arrangements for tho Initiation ceremony are under the direction of Homer Beatty, president of the letter club, who will swear In the pledges at conclusion of the exercises. The number to bo initiated includes 12 Drillers who aro being awarded their first letter, nnd JG lightweights, or Sandabs. Tho Drillers are Malcolm Dalley, Clarence Fore, Rogan Harrell, Karl Johnson, Charles Lawrence, Reed Mercer, Bill McNamara, Douglas Oldershaw, Nathan O'Brien. Howard Roland, Charles ' Slllcz and Dewltt Trowhltt. The Sandab group Includes Bill Anderson, Forrest Cassady, Leonard David, Jim Franey, John GIIII, BUI Hackney, Bill llolman, Ed Mahler, George Mellas, Lane Mickey, Jim Moon, Frazier Westerfleld and Bill Word. Old-timers, former members of the "Big B" Society, nro Invited to attend the meeting, according to Mr. Beatty. CLAIMS U. S. IS TO fUnitrd 1'retn Leiiitrii Wire) TOK1O, Feb. 3. — The Japanese government was reported today to have learned Informally that President-elect lt»osev«lt. wan ronalderlng American recognition of Soviet Russia, and Japanese sources made It clear that such action would be considered "unfortunate" horn. Several candidates for United States ambassador to Moscow aro being considered, It was reported In diplomatic quarters. The Japanese felt that American recognition of Russia would connote support of Moscow's anti-Japanese policy In Asia. Vosuko Matsuoka, Japanese delegate at Geneva, was understood to luive reported to the government that there was little hope for conciliation of tho Mrtnchurl/iii dlapute, wnd to liave asked Instructions regarding withdrawal from the League of Nations. Total $966,838,634 Alloted Veterans I'reit Leated W(m) WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.— A total of $966, 838, 034 was approved late yesterday by the Hou«e for the veterans' administration, in tho coming fiscal year. It is larger by $18,039, U;H than the appropriation for the current year, DR. GRAVES APPOINTED SAN KltANOISt'O, Ft'b. .'I. (U. 1M— r>r. John H. Graves, president of the stato board of public health, today was appoint <'d niPdlonl director of tho Kfatn Industrial accident communion, aucuvrtdlug Dr. Morton Ulbbuiia of Sun Fruuulsuo. Seek Assistant Helium Experts in Kern County The United States government Is looking for four assistant helium plant operators In Kern county. Civil service examinations to fill that number of vacancies In the bureau of mines will be held here In the near future, according to Edward Metzger, secretary of the board of examiners at the post office here, from whom detailed Information may be secured. The positions carry aalarlss of »1«0 a year. 60,000 Incoming California Tourists Given Booklets Describing District In two months nearly 60,000 tourists entering California from the south were told of Kern county's attractions through the medium of All-Tear Club of Southern California guidebooks, according to a report received today by Kern Chamber of Commerce from Charles A. Horrworth, field secretary of the Ail-Year Club. "It occurred to me that you might be Interested In learning tho number of guidebooks handed to Incoming tourists at Tuma, Blytho, Daggctt and Yermo," the secretary wrote. "During November the number was 28,503, nnd In December, 31,284. "This, of course, means that all those people have received the story of Kern county's tourist attractions. They are In addition to the thousands ot pieces of literature handled by the Information bureaus and mailed directly to the east In reply to Inquiries." PRESliffECT READYJR TASK Policies Fixed; Prepared to Enjoy Brief Vacation on High Seas fAmtactated Prem Leaned Wire) WARM SPRINGS, Gir.,- Feb. 3. President-elect Roosevelt has fixed hl« policies and found his men to execute them, and tonight he heads for tho open aens to enjoy n ln»t vncntlon bo- fore assuming (he office of chief executive of tho United States. A solid month of study and review of men since giving up the duties of governor of New York has brought Mr. Roosevelt well up to the threshold of his administration and the "new deal" he promised. Will Hear Debtors A smashing attack on tho tangled International situation will he the first move uf tho new Democratic president. He will hear separately the pleas of tho European debtors for relief and demand In return for aid a definite assurance by them of efforts for tariff reform and currency stabilization. He is prepared to call an extra session of the new Congress If the present "lame duck" meeting falls to finish Its Job. Farm relief, balancing the budget, severe economies and government reorganization will be the goal of the extra session. Announce Cabinet March 2 With his Induction to office only month away, Mr. Roosevelt Is holding his shots for the most part. Ho Is not going to make announcement of his cabinet until about March 2. He will announce on March 4 Innumerable other appointments to fill existing, government vacancies. Enlarging Dream Enthusiastic: over the quick response to this idea, he^ Is already pushing his dream from this area to encompass the entire United States and to bring with It nn end to unemployment and city congentlon. The Ohio, Missouri and Arkansas valleys are in his mind for the next steps If the experiment proves successful us well as tho Columbia river basin project In the northwest. * »•» Sues Former Mate to Recover $92.50 Claiming her former husband, Clarence Shermcr, obtained a coat, shotgun, rifle, hunting knife, cartridge belt and other equipment from her and that he owes her $92.60, Ilazt'l Shermer Is suing on u Justice Court appeal before Superior Judge R. li. Lambert. Attorney F. E. I-(oar represents the plaintiff and Attorney W. C. Dorrls, the defendant. •> •» Loan to Give Work to 25,000 at L. A. . (United 1'rett Leated Wire) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3.—With formal receipt of $1,770,000 from the federal loan granted the state last week, the Hoard of Supervisors today created a now citizens' unemployment relief body to have charge of the Immedlatu putting to work of between 20,000 to 25,000 men, and tho expenditure this month of $800,000 for work projects In ull parts of the country. »-•-• TWO L. A. FLYERS HURT MEXICO CITY, Mexico, Feb. 3. (U. P.)—Archie Sneed and Jack Kami, r.,os Angeles aviators, Injured when their plane crushed In taking off at Puobla yosterduy, arrived here today. Their hurls probably will huul within few rtayw. Sneed nald thry would return to Los Angeliw nn soon, uroken wing of tho piano jylred. TEHACHAPI POST WILL STAGE BIG Increase of 100 Per Cent in Membership Occasion for Saturday Festivity RECORD IS ESTABLISHED Many Department Heads to Attend Banquet Slated in . Mountain City (SpeoiaJ to The ClaHfomian) rpEHACHAPI, Feb. 3.—Byes of the •*• American Legion In every section, ot the state will he focused upon this mountain community Saturday night when the Tehaehapt Post stages a great "victory banquet" to mark an achievement duplicated by few If any posts In the nation—a 100 per cent Increase in membership in 12 months. Figures eminent In the guidance of the California department and Its many areas and districts will be guests of the post at the gathering In Legion hall. Those will Include Archie Closson of Lodl, chairman of the department membership commission; Homer Challlaux of Inglewood, chairman of tho department Americanism commission; Nick Kltchak of Taft, commander of the Fifteenth district of the department; Jack By field of Bakersfield, commander of tho Kern County Legion Council; Ralph L. Patrick, Bakersfleld, adjutant of the N council; Ray M. Carlisle, Bakersfleld, past grand chemlnot of the 40 and 8 Society, and delegations from virtually all of tho eight other posts In the county council. W. R. Powers, whose recent re-election to a second consecutive term as commander of Tehachapl post was hailed as an event unique In Legion annals, will preside at the banquet. With more than half a hundred members, the post has assumed a place • as one of the strongest In the county, council and Tehachapl Legionnaires Intend to celebrate In a manner befitting tho achievement. Snow-covered hills and a dry roadway make the motor trip to this community a scenic event long to be remembered, motorists report. The dinner will begin at 6:30 o'clock. WELL KEPT No evidence of neglect Is found In Kern county vineyards and orchards, despite low prices of tho past season, according to N. D. Hudson, assistant farm adviser for the University of California here. Winter pruning of trees and vines Is apparently as far advanced at this time us In past seasons. The quality of the work being done seems to improve from year to year, Mr. Hudson said. Growers here have developed systems of grape vine pruning which result In high quality. Among the tree fruits, plums are perhaps the best pruned. The chief fault with tho training of plum trees has been the development of too many main branches. This has resulted .In weakness and slenderness of Individual limbs, and more difficulty In development of a good supply of fruit- Ing lateral. Nevertheless, the annual pruning has been moderate, and the orchards are very productive. Apricot trees aro usually headed somewhat too 'severely here, resulting in excessive annual wood growth. Carefully checked university experiments show that for bearing apricot, trees, from 1 to 2 feet of new growth annually Is sufficient to maintain vigor and fruit production. Another Important factor In this connection la that heavy pruning In these experiments delayed the ripening of the fruit for 7 to 10 days. Dog Leaps Out of Car; Still Missing "Wrinkles," brown and white dog of Mrs. H. M. Hopensack of Grants Pass, Ore., leaped from her automobile somewhere between Grapevine and Bakersfleld yesterday, and Is lost. This dog Is of fox terrier and bull breed. Mrs. Hopensack has appealed to police for assistance In finding the animal. She may be addressed at Parks' grocery, Grants Pass. Town of Fowler Ravaged by Blaze CVnited Prem Leaned Wire) FOWLER, Feb. 3.— Firemen fought here today to control a fire which already had destroyed a department store and threatened to raze an entire block of the business district. The fire was discovered In the J. S. Manley Department Store shortly after 6:30 u. m. its cause was undetermined. HEAVY LOSSES IN BATTLE JERUSALEM, Keb. 3. (A. P.)— Heavy losses on both sides were said In reports received here to have occurred In serious encounters between troops of Ibn Saud, who rules much of Arabia, and rebels in Aslr province. j The situation was bald to have been I aggravated by other tribes joining the | rebels. I »~» (is « wua ro- BOOKED AS KIDNAPER NEW YOUK, Feb. 3. (A. P.)—Jack Rybakoff, 25, of the Bronx, was booked tills morning at police headquarters on a charge of kidnaping and acting In 1 concert with others In the kidnaping uf Erne«t Schoetilg of I'leasunlvllle, N*. J,, ropuUU boot- 1 legeer.

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