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EDITORIALS This section contains the latest local Iiews, world Hports, editorials, •; a big, thrilling serial , r andtnews of general Intercut. PHONE 31 WANT ADS i 'luNslfled Advertising Columns of Tho Bakersfleld California!! close promptly at 11 o'clock a. m. every day, LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY G, 1933 PAGES 7 TO 12 BAKERSFIELD GUNMAN SHOT III WN BY POLICE PROVIDES TILL AT Babbs Steals Show Driving Machine Through Double Walls of Flame 2500 WITNESS EVENTS Newsreel Cameramen Visit Bakersfield to "Shoot" Brilliant Stunts ITH four newsreel cameras trained upon him, Speedy Babbs, noted stunt- man, "stole the show" at yesterday's* congress of daredevils and motorcycle races at Bak- ersfleld speedway with his ride through a flaming double board Ivall on a motorcycle. More than 2500 fans saw the afternoon pro gram of races, auto polo and stunts and hundreds of thousands more will see It In the newsreels under a Bak- crnfleld date line. Once started, thrills came faster than acts In a five-ring circus. Americans Win Auto polo between the Canadian ami American teams proved a highlight of the afternoon with the American team •winning, 2 to 1, only after "breaking the hearts" of several good polo cars, 'Numerous upsets proved disastrous, one car smashing a wheel, overturning and catching fire at the height of the match. Head-on collision of two automobiles, the much -advertised "ash can derby," a balloon bursting contest full of spills participated In by five motorcycle riders and as many tandem riders, were among the other features of the day. A near-riot occurred when the secret of the "ash run derby" was announced. B. Ward Beam, director ol the show, previously' had announced that rules for the derby, open to cars valued at $50 or less, would not be revealed until the time of the race. Backward Race Tho derby proved to be a race around the mile track backward, with prizes offered for the winner and tor the most comical cars. Drivers who had taken Junk heaps and "hoppec them up" for high speeds found themselves to no advantage when it came to driving backward. Traffic authorities, however, approved the idea. Driving frontward the amateur racers would have beei In constant danger; backward It provided a big laugh for the crowd. MAIL CARRIER KENT HONORED Throng at Retirement Banquet ODD EXPERIENCES RECOUNTED P J. B ACK of the fact that Kdwln Stanton, Kent, age 05 years, has car- led his last piece of mall after almost 3 years as a city letter carrier (dat- ng from the year free delivery was ntroduced in Bakersfleld) lurks a vast amount of sentiment for people In nil quarters of the city. Such was the eeling behind the encomiums at a gathering of 200 postal employes and heir families Saturday night In the Masonic temple banquet rooms. Few there are, especially of the old- liners, who have not received love otters, birth announcements, cards edged In blank, checks or bills from his friendly hand. And It Is safe to say there are none who have not at east seen the blue-clad figure, as he picked his way through rain, sunshine, hailstorms and heat, on the job that has taken him a mileage three times the circumference of the earth. Now "Smoke," his Persian cat. Is the only one In the city who Is glad Uncle Sam has lost a carrier, for Mr. Kent and his feline friend have laid the foundation for a "tinker shop" at which small metal and cabinet work will he done, at the Kent home, 328 H street. Probably the two will be observed today or tomorrow, however, retracing the old beat, dreaming of the lively days before the restless motor freed the horse, and men were mired In muddy streets now conquered by pavements. While the primary purpose of Saturday night's gathering was to shower the retiring postman with plaudits and gifts, the crowd Incidentally enjoyed a program furnished almost entirely by talent of post office attaches and their families. Following the entertainment, the honor guest was presented with a life membership In Branch 882 of the National Association of Letter Carriers, and was given a silver medallion by the city carriers, with Albert Lowell, president of the branch, making the presentation address. He was also the recipient of cash in a billfold to be used to purchase a bench lathe for his "tinker shop." "Postmaster Toastmaster" Leo G. Pauly made the presentation comment for the clerks and carriers and also presented a gift on behalf of Dr. Francis Kent of Oakland, who paid a surprise visit to his parents, accompanied by "Nobby" Marshall of Richmond, long-time friend of the family. Another unexpected visitor was Otwell Stevenson of Long Beach, one of he first two carriers In Bakersfield, the other being Ralph Galloway. The third carrier In the city was T. A. S. Newberry. ^$r. Kent was tho fourth, the quartet being appointed within two months, following Inauguration of free delivery In May, 1900. The retiring employe has worked In the same capacity out of the same office since that date, and has never 'laid off" for Illness, nor taken an extensive leave of absence. Postmasters during tho period havo Included Ruben Edmunds, T. 15. Kllp- steln, Albert W. Mason, Roland Curran and Leo G. Pauly. Two post offices have been built, Mr. Kent's original headquarters being what Is now the Ralph Smith grocery, which was succeeded by the building at 1912 I street. "It's a healthy job. Walking In the open air, with a load of mall Is as good exercise as playing golf and carrying a bag of clubs," the dean of letter carriers said. A mock will, bequeathing • Mr. Kent's virtues and shortcomings to various employes was read by Its author, Mr. Pauly, to the obvious amusement of tho guests. Talks were made by J. A. Harrtgan, member of tho executive hoard of tho California State Association of the National Association of Letter Carriers; George Otterman, Frank E. Hand, Mrs. Viola LeBlanc, C. O. Muthews, S. R. Harpster, Otwcll Stevenson, Dr. Francis Kent, Albert Lowell, Mrs. Kent, and others. In charge of general arrangements, besides Mr. Pauly, were L.. B. Gelmer, Harvey Thomas, Irving Deablll and E. A. Shelton. Mr. Shelton acted as master of ceremonies for the program, Introducing the following numbers: Violin solo, Miss Beatrice Blatse, with Miss Elizabeth Moynler. at the piano; tap dance, Miss Jean Gelmer, with Miss Juanlta Miller at the piano; PASSES AM AT Illness Takes Life of Well Known Real Estate Man of Los Angeles KILLED LIVED HERE FOR YEARS Was Credited With Growth oi % Fairhaven arid Loinu Park Districts C . W. NEWHERRY, formerly u prominent figure in Bakerstield business and club circles, died during the night at his home in Los Angeles. He left Bakersfleld six years ago. News of his illness was received here several days ago. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Cud M. Newberry, and a sister-in-law, Miss M. M. Gibson, both of Los Angeles. Arrangements for the funeral services were not known here today. Mr. Newbcrry carno to Bakersfleld In iniO. Me directed subdivision of Loma Park and the Fairhaven district. He was one of the organizers and a director of the Bukersfleld Civic Commercial Association, In 1020, and was the second president of the Bukers- fleld Uotary Club, serving during l!>21. Friends here said he was about 57 years of age. Although the former real estate dealer established his headquarters In Los Angeles several years ago, he retained control of considerable property in Bakersfiold. In addition to developing the Lomu Park and the Fairhaven tracts, he was Interested In oil leases. BABE WHITE song, L. Hoy Pathe, accompanied by M-Iss Floreuce Buyless; banjo solo, Arthus Lewis; reading, Miss Virginia Furrell; male quartet numbers, L. Roy Pathe, James Anderson, Merrill Caldwell and E. A. Shelton; acrobatic dance, Bert Eusley, accompanied by Miss Mary Lewis; vocal solo. Miss Dorothy Harpster, accompanied by Miss Louise Hamilton; piano solo, Robert I^eon Barr; vocal solo, 'E. H. Hendrlckson, accompanied by Miss Elizabeth Moynler; danco selections by Bert Easley's "Jazz BaGles." Famous "Human Fly" lulled While Scaling Structure a( Santa Monica 300 SEE MODEL SKY CIRCUS HERE IS LOCAL STORE IEHACHAPI LEGION J. G. GRAY DIES POSICELEBRAIES! OF HEAD WOUND Notables From Many Parts of State Attend Huge Dinner Meeting Burglars, ' over the week-end, entered the Montgomery Ward & Company store at 2420 Chester avenue and escaped with c-lothlng and luggage valued at approximately $35, according to a report, at police headquarters. Store officials discovered the burglary when they opened the establishment this morning. Investigating officers said the thief gained entrance through a skylight. Bullet Fired by Self Takes Life of Salesman; Poor Health Is Blamed VICTIMS OF TRAGEDY MI BEENT HOME Remains of Roger Colgny and Heaton Brigstokfi, both 18, who died Friday night when their automobile caught fire, were sent to the homes •of relatives today, for funeral rites und Interment services. Remains of Colgny was sent to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Colgny, at Orange Grove, Vhlle Mrs. Alice BrlgHtoke of Fresno, -the widowed mother of the. Brlgstoke youth, received his remains. Funeral services for the Coigny boy will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p. m., at the Union Presbyterian Church In Orange Grove, 'but final arrangements .have not been completed for the rites In memory of the Brlgstoke youth. Arrangements for both funerals are In charge of Payne & Son chapel. Inquest details will be completed Tuesday, according to Coroner Norman C. ' Houze. . i£J LLlLD CONVEN1N IN CITY More than 300 state, county and national forest rangers and fire wardens will convene In this city February 24 and 26, Hanger Harold Bowhay of Kern Bounty announced today. Mr. Bow- Imy Is working on plans for the entertainment and reception of the convention delegates here this month. Headquarters will be at tho Padre ho- Inl and a bunquet will probably bo given 'In the Elks hall. Walter Coupe, of Pasadena heads the Southern California Association of Forest Rangers which Is sponsoring the convention and Jess Graves of San Diego, a state ranger, Is secretary, Inspector R. V. Wood and George Taylor, of Los Angeles are assisting In the entertainment plans. ifiprclal to The Callfornlanl tEHACHAPT, Feb. 6.— Celebrating Its eleventh anniversary and 100 per cent Increase In membership, Tehach- apl Post, American Legion, Saturday night was host to legion notables from throughout the state and delegations from many Kern county posts. W. R. Powers, beginning his seconji term as commander of the local post, ' presided at the banquet. I Orgarrlitd 1931 j The post was organized In 1921 by Thomas W. McManus and Jess Stockon of Bakersfleld, with Thomas Downes as Its first commander and Arthur Keeley as Its first adjutant. Originally launched with a room In he Kchoolhouse as Its clubhouse, the post now has a Legion hall opposite he school.- Mr. Downes, Mr. Keeley, Clyde Brlte, William Roblson and Delmar Heigh were among the charter members present at the banquet. Other guests Included Fred White, Fresno, commander of the third area of the California Legion department; N'lck Kltchak ot Tuft, commander of the fifteenth district of the department; Claude Kemp of Coallnga, commander of the fourteenth district; Homer Challlaux of Hollywood, chairman of the dapartment Americanism commission; Archie Closson of Lodl, chairman of the department member- » Couple Sued Result of Auto Collision S. M. Wilson IK suing Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Wylle, asking judgment In the Superior Court for 510,725 damages for Injuries which he suffered In an automobile collision with the defendant's car at C nnd California u venue on February 8. of 1982, according to his clvU complaint. ; - ship commission. Local Delegates Included In the delegation from Frank K. Reynolds post of Bakersfield were Mr. McManus, Thomas Carter, Paul Slaughter, Dudley Erquhart, Ray M. Carlisle, Attorney W. L. Dradshaw Jack W. Bylleld and Ralph L. Patrick An elaborate dinner was prepared by the Tehuchapl unit of the Ken county Legion auxiliary. Jesse G. Gray, 01, salesman for Don . Preston, died yesterday at a local lo.spital, of a bullet wound In the head. Authorities believed the bullet was self-inflicted. Relatives, who supported the suicide .theory, told police that the salesman was injured in an automobile accident three years ago, and several times suffered memory lapses. Ill health, resulting from dead Injuries received In the traffic accident, was the reason relatives advanced In their suicide theory. Finds Wounded Man Catherine McCrae, a boarder at the Gray home at 420 G street, and her friend, Dolores Freeman of 506 G street, found Gray in the bathroom, unconscious, at 11:15, five minutes after the shooting occurred. They found a .22 calibre rifle by his side. Mrs. Gray, and a daughter, were at church at the time. The wounded man was taken to a hospital and died at 1:30 p. m. yesterday. Coroner N. C. Houze will conduct an inquest. Tho salesman was born on Museatlne Island, Iowa, and came to Bakersfleld about 12 years ago. He was active In the First Methodist Episcopal Church and well known In many other circles. Leaves Family He leaves a widow, Mrs. Elolda Preston Gray; a son, Donald Gray of Taft, and a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Moore of Bakersfleld; a father, James F. Gray, of t,os Angeles; four brothers, Ralph of Hot Springs, Ark.; Marvin of Nodaway county, Aid.; Ernest and Harry of Los Angeles, and three sisters, Mrs. Belle Lewis, Mrs. Nellie Butler nnd Mrs. Mary all of Los Angeles. The remains are at houn-O'Mearu chapel. Ann Cuntner, Doughty-Cal- Funeral rites will bo conducted there Tuesday at 2 p. m. by the Ilev. Fletcher Watson Mrs. Alberta Smith will be the soloist. Interment will be In the perpetual cure plot at Union cemetery. Folks and Facts * * * * * * Bits of 'Hotel Gossip * . * * * . * * Local Brevities Art Kellogg and Bert ElMns, of the Gllmore Oil Company, are here from Los Angeles on business, and aro making their home at Hotel El Tejon. T. H. Dennis, attache of a state department, Is a guest at Hotel El Tejbn while In Bakorufleld on business. Union Oil Company's office at Oakland Is represented In this city today by R. E. Thorpe,' u guest at Hotel El Tejon. Pomona Pump Company, of Pomona, sent C. L. Barrett here today on business, and (he visitor la a cucat at El Jejon. Perpetual 20-30 Club Cup - Won by Harold Peed With Monoplane Scoring 95 points out of a possible 100 with his little red and green monoplane, Harold Peed took first place in he Bakersllekl High School Skyhawks Hub model airplane meet, senior division, at Kern County Airport Sunday morning, and won possession of the 20-30 Club perpetual trophy. Dwlght Anderson placed Hrsl In the Junior illvlslon and was awarded a 30-mlnute airplane ride In a Cardiff & Peacock plane. Three hundred persons watched the miniature air circus, which was held at the airport under ideal flying conditions. Tho planes were Judged on appearance, take-off, flight and land- Ing. Place Second, Third Planes entered In the senior division were of original design, Peed's high- winged monoplane outpointing the entries of David Delameter, who came second, and Francis Stewart, third. Clyde White also qualified a ship In the upper class. Anderson's C*-l pursuit biplane, which won In the Junior division with a total of 88 points, had a clear margin over the entries of Stewart Lovelace and Louis Snyder, who finished second and third, respectively. A fourth contestant, Russell Blair, qualified with 70 points. Contest Judges The judges were, for the senior division, Cecil Meadows, manager of the Meadows School of Aviation; Raymond J. Cross, Instructor in aeronautics ut the high school, and Eugene Myers,' a veteran model designer; for the junior division, M. G. Roberts, technician with Cardiff & Peacock; and Herman Latta, another experienced model- plane builder. Second place awards consisted of model builder's supplies given by tho Skyhawks Club, and third prizes were gold spread wings given by E. P. Van Leuven, adviser of tho club. Babe White, famous ''human fly' who thrilled hundreds of persons here a fortnight ago when he climbed the Chester avenue front of the Haberfelde building, has scaled his last wall. He' plunged to his death Saturday afternoon while climbing the Tower building on Fourth street Santa Monica. Two thousand horrified spectators saw the 41-year-old veteran of thousands of climbs slip on a third storj window casement and drop to the pavement. He hit on his head and died a few minutes later, according to press reports. Because of tho smooth walls of th building and the lack of exterior or imments It In -regarded -as an ex tremely difficult structure to scale. White had been using the window casements for footholds, standing 01 one and reaching, up to another am drawing himself up. Ho apparent!: was succeeding In his conquest whc-i one of the casements was seen t move slightly, causing .him to lose hi foothold. An Ironical sidelight Incident to tb tragedy was learned when AVhlte' body was taken to Mendonhiill Fu neral Home. The night before he ha approached the owners and offered t advertise the mortuary by shouting t the crowd that his body was to b taken there If he fell. The owner refused to hire him, however. Pearl McDonald of Oil Centals Called Mrs. Pearl McDonald, 31, a native of Oklahoma and a -resident of Bakersfield for 12 years, died Sunday at her homo In Oil Center. She leaves a husband, Bonnie McDonald, who IB employed by Inn Boston Petroleum Company; parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Shas'er of New Mexico, and a brother, Clyde Shaver, of Los Angeles. Funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. in. at the Payne & Son chapel. The Reverend Mr. Dawson of Oil Center will officiate. .Interment will be In Union cemetery. - • »* HIJACKERS IMPRISONED MADERA, Feb. B. (U. P.)— Nick Bishop, 2G, and Ralph Couzzans, 19, today were under sentences of five years to live In San Quentln prison for their admitted hijacking of a raisin truck near here. The two men, who said they were from Salt Luke City, Utah, pleaded guilty la Superior Court to the theft charge. Drunk Driving Trial Slated for Tuesday The second jury trial of J. V. Mc- Klbhen, accused of having driven an nutornoblle while Intoxicated, Is scheduled for hearing In the Superior Court tomorrow, according to fhe district attorney's office. MclClbben Is alleged, by the stato, to be the man who drovn his car into Officer Joe Reynolds of the highway patrol, seriously Injuring him. The first jury trying McKlbbon dls- ngrouil und was dismissed. f PIES PLANTED NEAR GRAPEVINE BY SOROPTIMIS1S 0 Members of Club Spend Sunday in Program to Beautify Highway WILL CONTINUE PROJECT 'lower-Decked Entrance to Kern County Planned by Local Organization W COTTON ACREAGE OF ITH u burHt of Korn county Hunaliinue presaging springtime or the valley yesterday, approxl- nately HO members of the Bakera- ield Soroptlmlst Club journeyed to he foot of the Grapevine und scat- ered thousands of poppy needs along the highway for three miles on either side. The planting was .he lirat In the program of beuutl- Icutlon undertaken by the club which lopes In time to restore the original lools of golden color ut the foot of the Jrupevlne and across tho entire valley 'loor Into the city. Tho civic venture was turned Into a gaily spirited outing with the families of tho club members participating In ;he planting which was beguiv three- lunrlers of a mile south of the Grapevine. Ground Prepared The women did not earn' tho pinning up higher at. tho advice of V. T. Meyers, superintendent of State. Highway District No. C, who said that tho Grapevine entrance Is to ho widened and flowers planted at that spot would probably be destroyed by the new highway construction. Through tho co-operation of Mr. Meyers, the ground was disced along the highway and was receptive to the scattered seed which Is expected to bloom this spring. The planting was conducted under the direction of Mrs. Mary Crane Gur- rartl, civic chairman of the club. Speaking of the project today, Mrs. Garrurd said: Urges Co-operation "Vfe are ghul to make the effort to beautify the highway entrance Into tho valley. After all, that Is the only Impression the passerby gets of the city. Wo would be ghul If every resident of Kern county would co-operate with us. If every motorist this spring going out to pick wild flowers would take with him or her a. 10 or ID-cent package of poppy seed or wlldflower mixture and scatter It, our fields wouM be glorious. "Even the most o.asual motorist, If he would bo thoughtful enough to obtain tho seed, could beautify the highways us he drove along. The other members of the civic committee of the club Include Mrs. Len- nlce Eyraud, Mrs. Pearl Ferguson and Miss Eldoru DeMots. Mrs. Kuth Lune Is president of tho organization. ALTA SIERRA CABINS ANDREW HOLEMAN AND COMPANION KILLED IN SOUTHERN GUN BATTLE A NDREW N. HOLEMAN, 35, of Rnkersfleld, accused killer, was shot to death Saturday night in I/OH Angeles, when he resisted arrest after police had trapped him near his home. Stanley M. Smith, a companion, was slain also, and today police of the southern metropolis were engaged in a man hunt for a third man, who escaped them In a rain of bullets. Holeman, true to a statement attributed to him months ago, went down fighting. Ordered to surrender by a squad of officers carrying sawed-off shotguns, Holemun whipped u. pistol from a shoulder holster and began firing. His aim was faulty, however, and his fusllade wan answered by a dozon reports frotnO the guns held by the officers, and • •••••• • ••»• ii\f~t\f\f\ii NAME HENDERSON he fell mortally wounded. Several weeks ago Lieutenant Paul Ijeo of the Los Angeles police department was slain when he accosted a stranger in a rooming house, and witnesses said that the killer was Holeman. Police Set Trap A nation-wide hunt for Holeman was begun at once by the officers. Saturday a tip led them to an apartment house where Holeman had registered with a girl, under the name, "Mr. and Mrs. Martin." Two officers went Into his rooms to await his return. Others covered points of vantage from the outside of the apartment house. Threo men, one of them Holeman, entered the place a few minutes later. The unknown man, who escaped and Is being sought, w'ent. upstairs while Iloleumii and Smith waited below. He returned In u moment, whispered to his companions, and the three started to leave at a rapid pace. Tho officers surrounding the house converged on the trio. One of the policemen walked up to Holeman, ordered him to surrender, and was given a reply in the form of bullets, but th,ey were wide of thr-lr mark and In a moment the desperado was dead on this sidewalk. Served Prison Term Holcmnn, It was reported, served a term in a California prison, while Smith was being hunted fror robbery. James Choate, a well-known attorney of Los Angeles, and one of several persons who witnessed this shoot- Ing affray, was struck by stray buckshot and received kneo Injuries that necessitated hospital attention. The girl with whom Holeman consorted during the past few weeks was being sought today. Police, searching tho Holeman apartment, found a veritable arsenal. An increase of cotton acreage of from 10 to 15 per cent for this. year was predicted today by L. A. Burtch, agricultural commissioner, who Is 111 with pneumonia at the county hospital. The past month saw a completion of the harvest of practically every crop In the county, the commissioner said. Agricultural activity at this time IH largely given over to potato planting In the Shafter district. Planting will not be completed until the end of February. Air. Burtch -believes the acreage will be about the same aw that of though It Is still rather making an accurate esti- last, year, early for mate. The onion acreage In tho county will amount to about DOO acres, Mr. Burtch believes. SLATED FOR TONIGHT OUTLINE DETAILS FOR LABOR Forestry Department Wil Provide Cash, Supplies to Aid Itinerants Will Hold Position Vacated by Recent Passing of Julia G. Babcock John Henderson, for several years reference librarian hero was appointed county librarian today to succeed the ate Mrs. Julia G. Babcock. The appointment Is for u period of four years. Since tho death of Mrs. Babcock, and prior to her death while she was II, Mr. Henderson served as acting librarian. The new librarian Is a resident of Bakersfleld and Is married. Supervisor Charles Wlmmer, in making the motion that Mr. Henderson be appointed, said: "I have .Investigated Mr. Henderson's record and technical qualifications. He Is the only person In this county technically qualified for the position. I find he stands very high with state library authorities and those who know him." Hart Approves Supervisor J. O. Hurt concurred in this opinion und said he knew, personally, that Mrs. Babcock had held the merits of Mr. Henderson In very high esteem before her death. Chairman Perry Brlte, of the board, was not only cognizant of Mr. Henderson's formal training as a librarian, When Tie was an outstanding' student at the University of Callfor-s nia, but believes thitt his practical experience In library work has qualified him for the position. He has served several years here under Mrs. Babcock and Is familiar with the administration detoll In this county. Unanimous Vote When the. vote was polled after the motion was entered, It was unanimous. Tho revolving fund of Mrs. Babcock was canceled by the board and arrangements are being completed for Mr. Henderson's bond. Among the out-of-town applicants for tho position of librarian here were: Miss Blanche Go-Howay, of Madera; Mrs. Alice C. Mathers of Hemet; Mabel Hopkins, of Petaluma, and Gretchen Flowers, of Tulare. *-»-• Contrary to rumor, at Alta Sierra have no cabin roofs collapsed from Boy Scouts of tho HakersHeld district will receive merit badges and rank advancements during a court of honor to be held tonight at 7:30 o'clock In Memorial hall In the courthouse, according to announcement today by Attorney W. L. Hriutahaw, chairman of the honor court co.mmltteo. ' Dick Low* is In charge of an enter- j overweight of snow, according to Bob Langston, who was brought clown behind a caterpillar and snow plow late last week, after being snowed In three weeks. Mr. Langston, the son of the Alta Sierra store owner, and caretaker at the resort for the winter, was confined to the mountain cabins together with EIHoy Junzen, Fred Schnaldt, Lloyd Pullen and family, Clarence Howard and Jesse Scott, all of whom have now returned. Mr. and Mrs. Ijingston will go back to the mountains today. There were 18G Inches of snow In the la.st storm, It was reported. Mrs. Pullen, who was Incarcerated In her home with her family for tho period, suld that the snow reached within a few Inches of he- cloth'esline, which swung at an avemge height from tho ground. The only cabins In danger of collapse, Mr. Langston believes, arn those belonging to Frank Wilson of Telmch- apl and .1. C. Clniilt of this city. A recent hiking party from Kern- vllle Included Floyd Mushy, Jack Busby and Phil White. SLASHlFllANS' FUNDS IS PROTESTED Vo ,, ;ranK of Wars late to- talnment program to bo given before , illy ' llMkcd „,„ Uolird l)f supervisors . , - , . . .\ ., l . ' to drnft a resolution opposing any parents and friends of the Scouls arc ...,, _. , ,,,...,,,,,...".. .?. .._i pn being Invited to attend. Breckenridge Area Blocked by Heavy Snow; No Damage TREBLING anxiety over conditions •*• In the snow-locked Breckenridge district, Frank D. Munzer, large property holder In the area, Sunday sent Cal Collins of Bakersfleld Into tho country "On snow shoes and received a report that while G feet, of snow covers the meadow und surrounding areas, no damage has been done. "It Is possible to walk right over the roofs of some of the cabins, but they have not caved In because the snow was cleaned off the roofs just prior to the last storm and IH being cleaned again by Ed Felling, who Is spending tho winter on Brcckon- rldgo," Mr. Collins reported. For eight, miles ho trekked through tlie aoft anew on anew shooa, leaving his automobile at. Hoosler, where there IK a 10-inch blanket on thit ground. He found 2 feet of snow at the first saddlo ahovti Hooslur und u feet In the rnoudow. Mr. and Mrs. Renfro are staying at their mountain home and do not wish to como out, he said. Mr. Henfro suffered frozen hands but Is recovering nicely. Road equipment In the district has been moved to the Greenhorn area to open the lower road to that mountain resort but soon Is to be moved back to Breckenridge, Mr. Collins learned. He took numerous photographs of the snow-covered country. The blanket has never been as great In the last 20 years us It lb Uils year, ho reported. curtailment In disability funds und pensions for veterans, under the contention that such u federal cut would merely shift tho burden to county and local governments for tho maintenance of disabled veterans. It was reported that disabled veterans In this county receive approximately $20,000 u month and this Is necessary for their support. If the federal government does riot support them, then tho county must of necessity do so. W. A. McGinn, civil deputy of tho district attorney's office, has been requested by the bonrd to draw up such a resolution for consideration at tho board's next session. L. A. Resident Hurt in Auto Collision C. W. Phillips, 52, of Los 'Angeles, was Injured yesterday when automo- Details of the state's plan to take over cost of operating the work camp at the Kern county fairgrounds were revealed today by Hal Griffin, superintendent ut tho camp, and Harold Howhay. head of tho forest ranger division here. "The state," according to Ranger Bowhay, "will provide the money to supply food, clothing, cots and labor to worthy Itinerants." Money loaned the state by the He- construction Finance Corporation will provide funds for operation of tho camp, tho Kern ranger stated. "Army cots, with four blankets for each man, will be supplied for the men at tho work camp at tho fairgrounds," tho ranger chjlef declared. "However," he added, "only those men who have evidenced u desire to labor for tholr keep will be Included In tho state's welfare program," he pointed out. Qrlffls In Charge Hal Grlffls will continue to direct operations there, and the men who receive tho state aid will be employed at cleaning up the rlty of Bakersfield, or In forest protection activities. The camp here, under the state aid program, will allow a maximum of 300 "guests." Whenever the number exceeds 300, the extra men will be sent to various points In Korn county to perform labors. However, tins forestry /llvlslon, which will have control of the project, may have access to the labor whenever desired. Kern county, however, will be relieved of the tremendous cost of supporting the camp und Its hundreds of guests. Heretofore the food' has been supplied by the Kern General Hospital kitchens, clothing has been furnished by kind-hearted citizens, and other assistance has come from those with charitable Inclinations. Now Effective The slate's welfare aid becomes effective this week, and members of the Kern County Bonrd of Supervisors have accepted thu welcome assistance. Tho camp In reality will be a "clearing house" for itinerant labor. Only jobs which will not preclude the possibility of Kern labor being displaced will bo allowed the unemployed cured for by money of the state under county supervision. "Thus fur," Hunger Bowhay said, "approximately one-half million dollars has been appropriated for welfare work." The assistance cease sometime in April. biles driven by Clinle. Myors of McFarland and Kd Wober of Wusco collided on the Lost Hills-Wasco highway nine miles west of \Vasco, at 7:15 p. in. Tho machines met head-on. this will PASSES AWAY ATeNVILLE KERNV1LLE, Feb. 6.— Mrs. Anna Margaret Bardln, who had been 111 but a short time at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. TO. F. Matloclc. In Kernvllle, passed away In her ninety-fourth year. Horn In Pennsylvania in 18.19, Mrs. Bardln came west more than 60 yeara ago. Her life was an active one unhampered by 111 health, and remained so until shortly before •her death. She was the mother of three children, one of whom survive her, Mrs. W. G. Rummcl, 73 years old, of Re- ccda. Grandchildren surviving ar» Mrs. B. F. Matlock of Kernvllle, C. Myers Bardln of Chicago, Mrs. J. J. Farnsworth of Massachusetts, W. H. Hummel of Cornell, F. J. Hummel, Mrs. Parley Mortscn and Mrs. J. C. Dale of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Ferry Lerocho of Pico. Great-grandchildren are: Mrs. Aubrey Stains and Mrs. Edna Carnrlck of Kernvllle, Glorln and Evon Lerocha of Pico, Andrew Mack of New York. and Fred and Larence Kennedy of. Idaho. In addition, live great-great- grandchildren survive. The larger number of her relatives were present at her passing. Interment wax made at Kernvllla cemetery Saturday afternoon, the Kev. Hoy C. Mason conducting the funeral service. Veterans Will Hold Conference at Taf t Members of Bernhard Munzer Chapter, Disabled American Veterans, will hold Its February meeting In Taft tonight at S o'clock, in American Legion hall. Commander George Ingham will pr«. side and a program of entertainment huri beun arranged. Stockton to Speak of Pioneer Period i Pioneer days of tho San Jouquln valley will be discussed tomorrow at tho Bakersfleld Exchange Club meet- Ing, by Jess Stockton, well-known Kern resident. Joe La L'l, title, und Uuzcl Stevenson will cnturluiu. Legion Reports Not Selling Flags Here Officials of Frank S. Reynolds Post, American Legion, today u.skvd that tho public be Informed through the press that the Legion has no connection with tho sale of flags being conducted on the utreeta of Bakersfleld. NURSERY REPORT Nursery stock shipped out of th« county last month, and .Inspected b.y the agricultural commissioner's office totaled 60,000 grape cuttlngn: S5.42& grapo vinos; 2210 fig trees; 910 .shade tree*; 1500 berry plants and 210 peach treci.

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