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•riils necf Ion contains the latest fowl new,s, world sports, editorials, n big, thrilling aerial <ttnd newa of general interest.'' , ; PHONE 31 . .. WANT ADS Classified Advertising Columns of The Bakersfleld Callfornlan close promptly ..at 11 o'clock a. m. every day. .LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY \> 1933 PAGES 7 TO 12 ft I L GROWERS HOLDING ANNUAL CONVENTION Alt SET FOR THRILL 2000 Gather to Hetor Strong Dedicate New Baptist Church Organ Caijs Secured fqj- Terrific Head-on Grash in Front of Great Throng RACE RIDERS ARRIVING Babbis Will Ride Motorcycle Through Double Board Wall Set on Fire CTUNT men, _ auto pololsts and ^motorcycle race riders of the •west were gathering, in Bakersfletd today to be in readiness for the international congress of daredevils •which tomorrow is expected to draw 10,000 thrill fans to Bakersfield speedway for ' the opening event of the great track's 1933 season. Reports 'thnt fair weather could be expected for the event were confirmed by every meteorologist on the Pacific coast today, permitting fans throughout this section of thd state to plan attendance nt the Bakersfleld event.- Qualifying trials for the race program will begin nt 11 o'clock, with the main program beginning nt 2:30 o'clock. Gates tot the fairgrounds will o'clock. Oaten to the 'fairgrounds will Old'fashloned admission prices, thrills never before-seen In this section of the southern San.JoaquIn val- ^ey, comic sports events and profes- slonixl motorcycle races are the factors expected to establish a new attendance mark at the fairgrounds. Thrlllhig Program Highlights of the sports event will • Include: Head-on collision of a Cadillac coupe and. a Studcbaker touring ear traveling at more than 40 miles an hour. Overturning of an automobile while traveling at 50 miles an hour In front of the grandstand. Lieutenant Lloyd Hastings driving. Speedy Babbs riding a motorcycle at 70 miles an hour through • solid, double-board wall saturated with flscnlng gasoline. Six motorcycle races, two of them open to Kern county riders only. Auto polo match between the American and Canadian teams. ,"Ash caq derby" open to automobiles valued at |60 or leas; rules and details of race to be secret until time of event. Balloon , bursting contest with local motorcycle riders competing. 10 ASK RAIL RATES FOR BIG FLOWER FETE AT STOVE BLAZE Fire destroyed the homo of Mrs. J. C. McLaln at 1231 Pacific street last night.,. Damage was estimated at 11500, of which 11000 was credited to loss of furniture and the balance for the destruction of the wooden dwell* Ing. Firemen said the blaze probably began from an overheated wood stove, Mrs. Mcljaln left the house for a few minutes to visit a brother and returned to find It In ashen. The loss, It was reported, was covered by Insurance. Later In the night firemen hurried to the Granada theater after receiving a call from that establishment, nnd were 'prepared for emergency measures to protect patrons of the Bhowhouse, but were relieved to learn that the alarm was registered for n. smoking automobile across the street. By BETH DYE V SOMETHING unprecedented In local concert history happened last night when Theodore Strong, San- Francisco organist here to dedicate a new pipe organ, was greeted by a crowd twice the capacity of First Baptist church. The recltallst played his program to two audiences In succession, the first of which packed not only the auditorium and balcony) but- the vestibule, narthex, chancel and choir apace. The auditors numbered more than 2000. As the musician Is deservedly a fa- vorlte, the new organ a superb Instrument, and the acoustics of the church good, the evening more than justified the exceptional attendance. Audience Charmed While obviously in full command of his Instrument and equipped with high technical skill, the performer chose a program designed to win musical beauty for all classes of listeners, rather than one picked for exhibition purposes. As a result'his audience, lay and technical, was enraptured. The numbers', .however, Illustrated the organ'as a medium of delicately shaded 'melodic thought as well an a source of sound grandeur and dignity. Instead., of opening on massive chords, Mr. Strong chose the softest stop of the organ, proceeding from Pilgrims' Chorus from "Tannhauser" (Wanner), through a dozen or more sensitive numbers, quasi-descriptive, to the brilliant "Festival Toccata," his final and most demanding composltldn. Striking Number Possessing a sympathetic touch, Infused with expressive power, the "Pilgrims' Chorus" took lovely shape ns Mr. Strong Interpreted the holy wanderers coming Into sight and wending their way toward the shrine. Ensemble playing with chords and harmonies rather than single melody, characterized the number. Daybreak passing Into a sunrise that coaxed awake birds and animals of tho forest was suggested In the second number, "Dawn" (Alfred T. Mason), a more melodic composition. • Unusual Selection Probably ;tho most pictorial number was .the 12-mlnute selection, "Sketches of tho City," seven tone vignettes, by Nevln, ranging from a grandmother rocking to sleep on a porph- to t an urchin whistling In the street, the latter a jubilant'number expressing a wholesome enjoyment of life. "The Blind Man," In which can be felt a morose atmosphere, and tho tapping of a cane as the afflicted man walks down the street, Is another sketch, as Is "The Busy Mills," a spectacullar bit, ending on full organ. I Appropriately enough, the composition closes with "Evening." "Autumn" (Johnston) and the tone poem from the suite "Lyric Washington" (Shure) were perfectly finished, the former bright and happy, and the latter In flowing vein. Tenor Soloist Oba'dlah's lovely tenor aria, "If With All Your Hearts" from Mendelssohn's "Elijah," was sung with the depth of feeling and fervor the selection demands by Henry H. Burton, Jr., accompanied by Mr. Strong. The accuracy and beauty^ of tone required for Its proper performance were WAGYJURNER AT Farm Directors Offer Views Upon Legislation Now Pending in State The Kern County Farm Bureau feels tjmt both Senator J. I. Wngy and Assemblyman Rodney Turner of this county are In complete understanding of the needs of agriculture In Kern and will give this district adequate representation In the Legislature. These two state officials met with directors of the Farm Bureau today to discuss Informally with them the needs of Kern county and valley agriculture. Members of the Kern Bureau are opposing any attempt to shift tax burdens from other entitles to agriculture which they believe Is already burdened to the point of collapse. President T. M. Martin said today that he believed'Senator Wagy and Assemblyman Turner had a fine understanding of the bureau needs here, following the Informal discussion. Defining the policy of the farm bureau In connection with pending legislation, the directors, adopted the following resolution today: "There are plans well under way In the California Legislature to shift an additional burden of taxes to agriculture. "Agriculture today Is carrying more than Its just share of the tax burden. "Therefore, be It resolved that we urge our legislative representatives, Senator J. I. Wngy and Assemblyman R. L. Turner, to do all within their power to prevent the shifting of state taxes to counties, or state taxes to the different agricultural commodities." Theft of several hundred dollars worth of household furniture- nnd other articles, from'the home of-Engineer William M. Balling at the Western Borax Company's plant near Trona, was partly solved today with the arrest of D. A. "Cowboy" Parker, well- known resident of Bnrstow, Deputy Sheriff Al Renfro reported. Deputy Sheriff Renfro said that some of the furniture and electrical appliances taken from the Balling home was recovered when Parker was taken into custody. Parker, that official said, named an accomplice In the burglary, but tho other man ha» disappeared, Deputy Sheriff Renfro said. The missing man took the balance of the loot, the deputy sheriff quoted Parker, 'Harry T. Weldin Wanted, Wife 111 Officials of the Los Angeles sheriff's office have asked Sheriff Cas Walser's assistance In a search for Harry T. Weldin, 49. Weldln's wife Is 111 and destitute and she wants him to return home.. He Is described as being 175 pounds In weight, 5 feet and 4 Inches * In height, with gray hair and ey«s, a mo|e between the right eye and ear, and gold teeth In the front of his mouth. He wore a gray gvercoat, a dark suit coat, dark trousers, black . shoes and a black and 'brown when he disappeared. hat May Change Name, Civic Association Members of the Bakersfleld Civic Commercial Association today received word that there will be a special meeting of the membership on Friday noon, February 10, at Hotel El Tejon, to consider changing the name of the organization. * The new . name; proposed for the civic concern Is the. "Bakersfleld Chamber of Commerce," although another name may be suggested and Adopted. Those who Intend to attend the meeting should notify Secretary W. L, Landsborough by telephoning No. 68. Court Discharges 1932 Grand Jury Superior Judge R. B. Lambert, under whom the 1032 Grand Jury was Im- panelled, has • dismissed the Grand Jury 'which presented its detailed report hero yesterday. The opurt observed In thanking the Jurors 'for their work during the year nnd their conscientious attendance, that the tenor of their report, an essay on county and state economics, was In keeping with the trend of the day for retrenchment. forthcoming. Built around "My Faith Looks Up to Thee" and three other beloved sacred melodies, an arrangement by Mr. Strong entitled "Sabbath Memories" was rich In reminiscence, color and devotional spirit. The first half- of his program concluded with Ktnder's almost overwhelming "Jubilate Amen" which left no question of the majestic tones which may be persuaded from the organ. .Winter Scene "In Winter" (Ernst Kullak), a Russian number depleting a winter scene In the steppes, was plnyed with Imagination. Written In a minor key with'the exception of a major strain, It Is a wlerd and mournful creation, as desolate as the picture It suggests, ending with the howling winds blowing across Siberia. More familiar was Tschalkowskv's Andante Cantablle" from the Fifth Symphony, played to the second audience last evening. Its theme of exceptional beauty and serious development, as well as Its climaxes lost nothing at the hands of the performer. , Other Numbers Lee' Roberts, one of California's best known and loved composers, a personal friend of Mr. Strong, was represented • on the • program with "Meditation," a quiet, prayerful number. The wlldness of Palestine In the days of Jesus, with an Kgyptlan orchestra oboe effect and simulations of the old harp, were provided In tho bold "Where Wild Judea Stretches Far," by R. S. Stoughton, modernls- tlo organ .composer. In direct contrast was the quiet and satisfying Felton number, "Sundown," which preceded the final number. Mr. Strong was presented to the audience by the Rev. Prank. O. Belden, pastor of the church. No encores were played as the, double concert was a performance of two and one-half hours. , The only iinprogmmmed selection was the offertory, "My Task" (Ashford). ^_^ B. F. Whittam Dies at Manteca Home Earl S. Russell of 2511 Nineteenth street has received word that B. F. Whittam, 71, his stepfather, died February 3, at Manteca, 17 miles this side of Stockton. He formerly resided In Bakersfleld, having been employed by the Kern County Land Company. He was. a Spanish-American war veteran, being a member of .Company O, National Guard of California, He was president of the Manteca Board of City Trustees at the time of his death. Mr. Russell left for the north this morning to attend the funeral. Sheets, White Going to Labor Meeting Clifford E. Sheets, past president of Kern County Labor Council, and Chamber of Commerce Opens Negotiations With Two • Railroad Systems WEILL LEADS IN MOVE Excursion Rates Throughout Bloom Season Asked by County Leaders of the Santa Fe ^and Southern Pacific railways in bringing the hundreds of thousands of persons who annually visit Kern county's wlldflower fields at special excursion rates was asked by directors of the Kern County Chamber of Commerce today as they launched plans for the pub llclty work for the seventh Arvln •wlldflower festival. A reduced fare to Kern county for tho duration of tht flower season Is the object of negotiations started by L. I. Welll, chairman of the chamber of commerce publicity committee. Both railroads have set dates for two special excursion rates of a one- way fare for the round trip on March 25 and 26, nnd returning March 27, and for April 1 nnd 2, returning April 3. Lists of groups of flower lovers are being supplied to the railroad officials, who will do contact work In Interesting thorn In tho trips. Prospects Good Local stage and automobile carriers will handle passengers to and from the fields, It Is announced. Due to the- largo amount of rain received during tfte past month, and to the fact that the rains are later this spring, prospects now arc for n more beautiful showing of flowers than has been seen hero for many years. An other Indication Is the fact that some popples were picked as early ns six weeks ago. Despite the fact that tho ground is apparently moist to a greater depth than at this same time lost year, however, more rnln is needed later to assure the growth ol the flowers. Seek Displays Arrangements are being made with the All-Year Club .of Southern California to arrange; forsrotogravure dls* plays of the fields In eastern papers. All oil companies using radio' programs have been asked to use wildflower announcements during the sea son, and duo to the Increase In gaso line consumption during past wlld- flower seasons, It Is believed they will co-operate fully. Samuel S. White, editor of The Kern j gen-Ice OFFICE SUPPLY CO. NAMESj§ AGENTS The General Offjce Machine Company, located at 1808 I street, has been appointed exclusive agent for the Underwood Klllott Fisher Company In Kern and Tulare counties. H. A. Davles, who has been connected with the Underwood Typewriter Company for over 15 yean will bo In charge of the sales department. George Dommasch was connected with the former local agents and will be In charge of the service department. His many good friends and customers will get the same good County Union Labor Journal, will represent the Labor Council tomorrow at the meeting In Fresno of tho San Joaquln Valley Union Labor Conference. Sheets also will represent Barbers. Local, No. 317, while White, who Is president of the conference, will represent Oil Workers Local, No. 19. Tomorrow night White will speak at. Tulare Congregational Church, on the subject "Labor Analysis of the Depression and Its Program for Recovery." ' Trophy Shoot at Rifle Range Sunday Dick Barnes, president of the Bak- ersfleld Rifle Club announced the shoot for the Walser and Wlckersham trophies, postponed from last week because of Inclement weather, will be held at the club range on the bluffs tomorrow morning at 0:30 o'clock. The Walser trophy will be awarded for tho high score over the 200, 300 and 600-yard ranges and the Wickersham trophy Is for a 600-yard shoot. The shoot Is open to anyone who desires to enter It. A nominal fee Is charged for each entrant. A complete line of Underwood standard and. portable typewriters Sundst.rnnd Adding and Elliott Fisher Accounting machines will be handled Mr. Davles reports that conditions In the office machine field are Improving nnd that Underwood Elliot Fisher products are leading the sales In their field. CARD OP THANKS Wo wish to express our appreciation for the words of sympathy and > acL of kindness bestowed upon us durlni our 'recent bereavement. (Signed) MR. AND MRS. ALVA HACKLE\ AND FAMILY. State to Grant Moratorium on License Plates A 10-day "moratorium" 'on su> tomoblle llcene* renewals was In effect today. The period after which the registration fee would be doubled waa to have ended today, according to Russell Bevans, registrar of motor vehicles. But after a conference with Governor Rolph, he said, It was decided to extend the time until February 14, "In view of economic conditions and general financial distress." After that date the double fee will be In effect. FEDERAL AGENTS TAKE HUGE STILL NEAR RIO BRAVO Three Bay City Men Held as Operators Arc Released Under $2000 Bail Automobiles Tangle at East Side Crossing; Four Go to Hospital Four young women were Injured last night when two automobiles collided nt the Intersection of Nllea street and Beale avenue. They were Margaret Wack, 18, of 2022 Maple street, driver of ono car, and her two companions, Mrs. Carol Huntoon, 22, of I/mg Beach, nnd Ks- ther Twine, 17, of 2016 Truxtun avenue, while the fourth was Bessy Antlveros, 19, companion of Enrique, Hlnojbs, resident of 318 Twenty-first street and driver of the second car. Hlnojos was not hurt. The Injured were given medlral treatment nt Kern General Hospital. Miss I jane anil Mrs. Huntoon were released from the hospital but the other two were kept there for additional treatment. SPEAK AT MEET Bakersfield Club Proposal Is Discussed by (Officials for 20-30 Members Members of the 20-30 Club, nucleus of Bakersfleld's younger business a professional men's circle, yesterday were Invited to Join the Bakersfleld Club during the latter organization's campaign to enlist "Junior" members Malcolm Brock and Johp P. Brooke members of the hoard of directors o Bakersfleld Club) attended tho 20-31 Club meeting yesterday to discuss thi proposal with members of -the lattc: organization. "Men from the ages of 20 to 35 years will be eligible to Join the Bnk' ersfleld Club under our new plan,' Director Brooke said. , Meet Tonight Bakersfleld Club, premier social organization for men of the city, Intends to enlarge Its membership and extend Its activities by allowing younger men to Join at reduced rates. Recently directors of the organization lasued call for all members of the organization to attend the membership meeting, scheduled for the club tonight at 8 p. m. Stanley Dnmkroeger will go to Fresno tomorrow to attend a dlstrlci meeting at the Fresno hotel, and wll relate activities of the local 20-30 Club to those at tho district meeting, nil Longford also will be an official delegate to the meeting In Fresno, and they will be accompanied by President Allen Stramler, Jr., Enrl Simp- sort, George Carlson, Rollln Voorhles Dr. L. L. Davis, Louis Brandt, Chester James and others. Former Chiefs Back During the 20-30 Club meeting yesterday, the members enjoyed a visit with two past preoldents of the organization, Dale Harris and Kmme Boger, both of Fresno, who were In Bakersfleld on business and attendee the club meeting. Knights of Pythias to Be Dance Hosts Kern Lodge No. 76, Knights of Pythias, has announced a dance at Eagles hall Thursday evening, February 16. The affair will be the ffrst of a series. Arrangements are In the hands of Earl Shaw, Sr., and Albert Munschey. - *-»-• CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our appreciation for the many kindnesses shown us during our recent bereavement. (Signed) MRS. CLEORICK FREKAR. MRS. LTJELLA JOHNSON. MR. AND MRS. ELMO FREKAR. MR. AND MRS. ELWOOD M. SMITH. CONVICT SLAIN FLORENCE, Arl«.. Feb. 4. (U. P.)— Jack Hunter, believed to have been a convict, was beaten and stabbed to death today by fellow prisoners, according to reports that could not be Immediately confirmed, WHO'S WHO IN CONGRESS |PJISOBEDIENCE to law causes the offender to bo liable to heavy ••-'fines, to Imprisonment, even to suffer death. Tho law broods over the'dally life of every citizen. The American people recently elected a new group of men and charged them with the duty of writing the laws which will affect us all: Whom did they select? Who are these men? What communities do they come from? What are their political affiliations? How are they likely to vote? How many are men? How many are women? The Bakersfleld Callfornlan Information Bureau IB making available to every reader an advance list, officially compiled, of the members of the Seventy-third Congress, Senate and House of Representatives. It shows their names, party affiliations, and home towns. • Use this coupon for your copy, which The Bakersfield Callfori- nlan is offering to its readers for a nominal charge of five cents to cover cost and mailing. The Bakersfield Callfornlan Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskln, Director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 6 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for List of Members of the Seventy-third Congress. Name- Street... City....... • State.... VALUE OF PLANT $27,500 on i5,000 Gallons of Mash Property Ready to Be Made Into Liquor 'T'HREE men arrested when fed' •••eral prohibition agents confis cated a giant liquor-manufacturing still in the Rio Bravo district, were enjoying freedom today, after hav- ng been held In tho Kern county tall. They are William Dale, John Rlnl and Rudy Puccl, all of San Fran- Isco. Each furnished the $20flO ball demanded by United States Com- nlssloner Ray Y. Burum, whon tho rlo was brought before him by W. A. Fatton, leader of the federal pro- ilbltlon squad which arrested thorn The liquor plant, according to tho raiders, was of the four-column continuous run typo, valued at approximately |27,fiOO, and capable of turning mt hundreds of gallons of whisky dally. Auto Taken More than fiB.OOO gallons of mash wero found In the BOOO-gnllon mash 'ats. A small coupe automobile also was found. Fourteen sacks of sugar and other materials were uncovered All of the materials or equipment wero destroyed or confiscated, tho raiders reported upon their return to Dakersfleld. Th giant liquor-manufacturing plai\t was located on the O. W. Michaels ranch,, situated approximately IB miles northwest of Bakorsfleld, according to tl.o federal agents. Distribute Property Patton was accompanied on the raid tiy James Randall, an assistant agent They hacked their way through thi great plant and carted valuable ma terlals back to Bakersfleld for dlstrl button to forestry officials who wll ui:e themj.for government purposes. • The thljee defendants charged with the rum counts will appear again bp fore Commissioner Burum on February 7 at 9 a. m. PROBLEMS AFFECTING MILLION-DOLLAR KERN INDUSTRY CONSIDERED r EADER3 in Kern county's million-dollar sheep Industry and protni- L* nent business men. from all parts of the state gathered here today for the annual convention of the Kern County Wool Growers' Assocla- :lon, In Druid hall. Among those to arrive this morning were Hugh H. Qaber, president of the California Wool Growers' Association, of Chlco; W. P. Wing, secretary of the state association, San Francisco; 8. P. Arbltas, of Stockton, and Harry Hetzler, vice-president of the First National Bank at Hanford, both directors of the state association. Approximately fifty persons were in attendance when the business meet- Ing was opened today under the leadership of Thomas Eveleth, president, and Henry Matheron, secretary, of the Kern organization. Plan Driveways Proposed establishment of driveways through public domain and ths resultant effect of limiting the range available to sheepmen was one of the :oplcs brought up for discussion. Insurance and railroad rates were also scheduled for consideration by the group. One of the features of the conven- ' tlon today was the elaborate exhibit, of articles made from wool, placed on display In the lobby of the East Bak- emflold branch, 1 Bank of America National Trti.Ht and Savings Association, through tho courtesy of A. E. Puccl- nelll, vIce-prcHldcnt and manager. It directed attention to the Industry which brings approximately $415,000 WILL SPEAK HERE Was Former Candidate for Senator on Socialist Ticket in State Lena Morrow Lewis, who speaks Monday night at the Washington School, on the subject, "Technocracy's Contribution to the New Social Order," has probably spoken In more California communities than any other woman speaker. As candidate for lieutenant-governor and United States senator on the Socialist ticket In past elections, and as campaigner for tho national Socialist ticket on other occasions, she him covered practically every section of California. In the days before tho automobile she traveled bv stitire Into every nrcrsslhlc portion of tho stato. She proved her worth as a campaigner by running several thousand votes abend of I ho "top of tho ticket." Her reputation Is nation-wide. She has spoken In every state of tho Union but Mississippi, and was the first woman elected to tho national executive committee of the Socialist party. Sho served as delecnto from the United States to the Internationa] Labor and Socialist Congress at Copenhagen, Denmark, In 1910. She was connected with tho labor movement for some years. Shu edited the Alaska Labor News, organ of tho Alaska Labor Union, and served as vice-president of that organization. She has been a resident of California since 1902, with the exception of five years spent In Alaska and her many speaking trips over the country. From 1921> to 1030 «ho served as secretary of the Socialist party of California, and edited Its paper, Labor World. Samuel S. White, local labor editor, will act as chairman at Monday night's meeting. Tho public la Invited. (UnHtt rre»t Lratcit Wire) GRASS VALLKY. Feb. 4.—Trapped In the deep snow 40 miles east of here, a maintenance craw of 10 to IB men today telephoned tflelr thanks to an airplane pilot and helper who carried 400 pounds of provisions to tho camp. The crew Is stationed at Bowman Lake, at the base of the Bowman canyon dam. All rnnrts loading to the place were blocked by heavy snowdrifts, nnd the food supplies were running low. It would havfl required days to carry the supplies In by Hied, so the company chose the airplane route. Two consignments of ' provisions, weighing 400 pounds, were dropped Into tho village from the plane by Palo Hunter, pilot, and Forrest B. Bennett, owner of tho plane. Tho aviators were the samo persons who carried skl» to Walter Campbell last year, when he waa marooned In a hlgh v slerra cabin. HELD FOR W. K. LEE Masonic funeral rites were conducted today for W. K. Leo, well-known Lerdo rancher, who was killed last Sunday In an automobile-truck collision near Redlnnds. R. E. Smytho, master of Bakersfleld Lodge, No. 224, F. & A. M., read the funeral rituals. A. R. Thlolo, J. Mansfield, Arthur Hill, G. Adams, Arthur Mann .and J. C. O'Hanneson, former fellow lodge members of tho traffic victim, were pallbearers. The rites worn held In tho Masonic temple. Tho remains wero Interred 1 In tho Masonic plot at Union -cemetery. Paynu &. Son chapel wan In charge of arrangements. $45,000 Relief Fund Loan May Be Forthcoming Soon In revenue to this county annually. Huge Industry A million and a half dollars Is Invested In the 200,000 sheep on Kern county ranges, It was revealed by of- ftclalu of the local association. The spring lamb crop alone, It Is predicted, will be In excess of 76,000 head, which will be of an approximate value of $225,000. SMITH, THOMAS FILE ANSWER TO ACTION Cleorge L. Smith, Bakersfleld printer, and 15. R. Thomas, named defendants In a J10.000 damage suit for Inlunctlve relief, filed here by the Ancient and Mystical Order of nosae Crucls, have responded with n lengthy answer to tho allegations of the complaint. In this answer the defendants counter with the allegations that H. Spencer Lewis, head of the order, created In his own Imagination, the order, and founded Its alleged mysticism In the figments of his own Imagination. The answer denies the corporate entity of the mystical organization; denies a large membership In the order and that the plaintiff maintains an administration building; denies any conspiracy for tho purpose of Injuring; the plaintiff «nd deny that secret rituals of the organization were divulged. Countering to the complaint the defendants allege In their answer thnt Lewis organized the order for tho purpose of "extracting money from gullllble people." George Smith reported here today that his attorney, Eugene B. Grattan, has notified him of the dismissal of a criminal libel charge In San Jose In which Lewis was the complaining; witness. The charge was filed last May. Attorney Fredrick Welsh represents tho plaintiff In the civil suit filed for hearing In the Superior Court here. K ERN county stands In a good way to receive $4B,000 as unemployment relief funds for tho months of February and March under state application .for money from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, It was learned today on good authority. More than a month ago the Board of Supervisors made application for a $400,000 loan through tho Reconstruction Finance Corporation. There IB no positive assurance that Kern county will receive this loan, It Ix reported, but It stands a fair chance. A loan to Kern county would bo based upon the amount of money available here for unemployment re- lief as already provided by the county. Originally this county provided In the aggregate a Hum of around $125,000 and this money Is being expended wisely, but Is nevertheless going rap- Idly with some 3000 men out of work In tho county and many dependent families. Chairman Perry Brlto of the Board of Supervisors nnd George Holmqulst, county financial expert, conferred with R. F. C. official In San Francisco this week concerning details of the loan application which has already been recorded for the county. The applications of San Diego and Sanla Barbara counties were turned down, It was reported. . MOUNTAIN AREAS CUT OFF BY HEAVY WINTER SNOWSTORMS W ITH telephone lines r down and roads burled under snow ranging from six to nine feet In depth, winter residents of Jack Ranch nnd Greenhorn mountain today remained secluded from the outer world, their only means of communication being by occasional travelers on snowshoes or sklls. On Greenhorn, hundreds of isummer cottages were reported endangered by the weight of the snow, Jes» Scott, Greenhorn park caretaker under Supervisor Roy AVollomcH, today reported nine feet of snow on the level stretches there, and anywhere from 6 to 10 feet piled on the cabins. Th>re~ are only two cottages down, to his knowledge, but others will collapse unless cleared of their burden of snow. Five feet of wet snow fell on Greenhorn last week-end, bringing the total for the season to 17 V4 feet, he said. The total Is approaching last year's seasonal record of ZO feet. Road equipment Is temporarily held up, awaiting repairs, and the road Is cloved to automobiles beyond the old "Kiddy Camp',' above Olenvllle. Mall was brought out from the marooned residents week. of Greenhorn by sklln thin The Jack Ranch road, according to latest reports, Is open as far,as Red Grade on the Kern county line, leaving a hike of approximately two miles for visitors to the mountain resort. Stage service Is being continued to the grade. Frailer Mountain Park Is open to winter sports enthusiasts, but tho road Is clear only as far ns Frailer Park Store, according to acj.vl.sea from the Automobile Club of Southern California headquarters In Bakers- fleld. Ridge route and Tehachapl road are open all the way through, PUSH through heavy anew areas. but Technocracy to Be Subject at Church "Technocracy and the Price System" wDl be the subject of Professor J. Lb Korchen, director of worker's education for the. California State Federation of Labor and the University 'of California, «t the evening services tomorrow at tho Congregational Church. Professor Kerchon Is. a recognized authority on technocracy. He has a wide rending knowledge not only of the recent pronouncements • of the so- called technocrats, hut also of the writings of Veblen, Soddy and Stuart Chase, on whom the technocrats rely for much of their economic thought. Next week Is Professor Kerchen's final week In Bakersfleld, where ha has been lecturing to labor unions, business gruupa, educators and others. • i • ^ Unemployed Council Sponsoring Session A meeting of 'Interest to all unemployed farmers, laborers and business men of Kern county will be held at tho EmerHOn school .auditorium this evening at 7:30 o'clock. It Is being sponsored by the Unemployed Council of Bakersfleld, Speakers who will appear at the meeting are Pat Callahan, representative of the Unemployed Council of Frosrjp; Miss Nora Deuber, also of Fresno, and M. Mantjr, Reedley farmer. _ Seek Sacrilegious Burglars in City Police have the Identity uncovered no clues to of the sacrilegious bandits who attempted to burglarize., the money-box of the First Baptist church here during the week. The bandits, It was learned, broke through a closet door* of the new church, but were frightened away from the edifice before they could reach the safe. Gathering worshipers, It Is believed, frightened th« burglars. -*. POMEROY TO SPEAK Hugh S. Pomoroy. of the county planning commission will speak at a meeting of tho Weed Patch Farm Center scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, In the Vlneland school, accord- Ing to H. Q. Thompson, director of the, center.

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