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Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, February 7, 1933
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EDITORIALS Till* section contains the latest lociB.1 Hews,, world sports, otll- torlttlH,",a . big, thrilling serial 'and; news of'general Interest. PHONE 31 WANT ADS r'lusMlfled Advertising Colunmu of The Bakersfleld California!! cloNf! promptly at 11 o'clock u. in. every day. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1933 PAGES 7 TO 12 ' PAY-CUT ORDINANCE PASSED #• Doctors Seek Injunction Against County Hospital Policy $48,675 SLASHED FROM OLD SALARY SCHEDULE; NEW WAGES ANNOUNCED New Air Mail Service Will Cost Taxpayers Total of $610 Daily FOR CITY NAMED BY Hearing on Pleu Scheduled .for February 27; Claim Actions Not Legal COST TO COUNTY CITED Action by 10 Medicos of This City Taken After Grand' Jury Probe A SECOND line attack against the •"• supervisors' p611cy of providing hoapltallzatlon at cost for all taxpayers wan launched today by 10 local doctors who filed a complaint In which they seek an Injunction against the county to end this pol icy. The restraining order prayed for by the doctors In their complaint will be heard in the Superior Court on February 27, Presiding Judge Allan B. Campbell announced today. ' Chairman Perry Brlt« of th« Board of Supervisors and Supervisor Stanley Abel .said today that late yesterday a doctor had made the demand on them that they ' discharge Doctor Joe Smith, Superintendent of the county hos- pltal. When the board refused to take this summary action Chairman Brlte said, the doctors filed their civil complaint for hearing In the Superior Court. The plaintiff doctors seeking to end the board's policy of making the mll- llon-dollnr hospital's facilities available to anyone In the county, whether he Is a pauper or not, are O. P. Goodall, T. M. McNamara, P. J. Cuneo, S. C. Long, N. N. Brown, P. J. dun- <lry, C. S. Compton, W. H. Moore, L. H. Pox and L. C. McLatn. Attack Policy In their complaint these Bakersfield medical men allege the board and county Is maintaining; the Kern General .Hospital for uses and purposes other than those provided and authorized by law ..and contrary to law. They charge the county admits, cares for, and gives' hosplla'llzatlon to sick and Injured persons other than those legally eligible to the privilege. In the complaint of the doctors It Is asserted only psyoopaths, narcotic addicts, habitual Inebriates, persons Hn active stages of tuberculosis, physically defective or physically handicapped persons under 18 years of age •when the parents or guardians of such persons are not financially able to • secure proper care, and certain .emergency cases are subject to county hosp'ltallzatton. The doctors alleged' the total expense for the county hospital dufing 1919 was |liO,140.89 and that It has Jumped to $251,S54 for this year. The complaint was prepared by Attorney M. S. Platz. Jury Favors Plan Filing of the complaint of the -10 a local doctors fame after the Grand Jury had reported concerning the county hospital and UK administration, that it was providing cheap hospltall- zatlon for the general public which it would otherwise not receive unluss at a cost entailing financial burdens on the recipient. The Urand Jury reported further, after Its investigation, that there is a trend through the nation toward public-supported hospitals "where the afflicted citizens may receive the most akllled and modern medical care, the <?ost being based on the comparative ability to pay." Barbecue Plans to Be Made at Wednesday Meet First report! by committee In charge of arrangements for the victory barbecue which will be held In Bakersfleld on March 4 under direction of Democratic party leaders will be made tomorrow night when the committee members meet In the editorial room of The Bakersfleld Callfornian at 8 p. m. Fred L. Orlbble, executive chairman of the committees, will preside. All those named on the committees are requested to be in attendance.^- RELEASE SUSPECT Police Believe Kern Bandit Left Bakersfield Aboard S. P. Freight Train Release of Harry Elliott, alleged ex- convict and the only person held thus far In connection with the investigation of the First National Bank branch holdup last .Friday, was reported at police headquarters today. Police Investigators said Elliott had proved to their satisfaction that he had no connection with the bank robbery. In which a lone bandit secured $43CO .and escaped after locking bank officials'in a vault.' KUlott ..wiu). arrested in Delano by north Kern .authorities and Bakers- fleld police and a check of his record, the officers said, revealed a criminal record. Investigation of the bank holdup since tho finding.of a revolver stolen from the bank has convinced police that the bandit escaped on a Southern Pacific freight train. The revolver was discovered In an empty box car by Officer Charles Myers. He also found an overcoat and cap similar to those worn by the gunman. Investigators recall that a freight train, northbound, blocked the Baker street crossing at the time officers O PERATION of the new air mail contra'ct between Los Angeles and San Francisco costs the taxpayers approximately $610 a day, on the basis of 45 cents a mile allowed by the government, according to a statement given the press today by Don Cardiff, official of Cardiff & Peacock Air Line of Bak- ersfleld, in protesting action of the postmaster-general in awarding the contract without alllowlng other air firms to bid for It. Mr. Cardiff, In his communication, states: "I have been asked by so many persons why the $19,000,000 air mall appropriation has been entirely eliminated by the appropriations committee of tho present House, that It might be well to set forth here some of the facts which have brought this valuable service Into such 111 repute; and also why Cardiff & Peacock Aero Corporation, local airplane operators of the San Joaquln valley, were not considered by the postmaster-general when tho recently awarded daylight airplane contract was given from Los Angeles, Bakersfleld, Fresno and San Francisco. Subsidy Basis "Air mall is essentially a valuable service to our country and one that may be made self-liquidating if handled on a strictly-business basis, allowing all those qualified to bid on any air mall contracts that may be offered. However, It Is the custom of the present regime to use the moneys appropriated and this service as a political football. In other words, it Is placed purely on a subsidy basis and large air moll companies owned by New York banking Interests and maintaining offices at Washington, are passed large sums of money for a comparatively small service. • "An illustration was recently given by the post office department In the awarding of a daylight air mall con- tract'to a major air line between Los Angeles, Bakersfleld, Fresno and' San Francisco. This service costs - the taxpayers 45 cents a mile. On the basis of two round trips a day as maintained by this particular company, tho cost would amount to $010 a. day. "Notwithstanding the fact that there • is another line subsidized between the same points already operating which leaves Los Angeles on the northbound departure within 10 minutes of the same time as the first mentioned line and files to San Francisco. In other words, this is an exact duplication of sen-Ice and can Three Municipal Officials and Six Citizens Are Given Commission Posts TERMS OF OFFICE VARY County Auditor Retains Pipe in Traffic Mishap Successors to Be 'Appointed for Four-Year Periods; "Gag" Rule Defeated •DEORGANIMATION of the city •*•*• planning commission, In accordance with'the state law, was effected last night by the Bakers field City Council.. Six citizens will serve on the new commission, with three city officials acting as ex- officio members. The six citizen appointees will serve for various periods and the ex-offlclo members will be members of the commission until their tenure of office with the No throng of 2600 thrilled fans was on hand to cheer Monday when County Auditor S. A, Woody staged a one-man congress of daredevils at the Intersection of Q street and Truxtun avenue, but It was a good stunt, Just the same. A collision .with a school teacher In a Packard and an upset without ever dropping the corncob pipe he was smoking placed the official up In the top rank* of, the daredevils and sent him home with painful bruises. BEAUTY SHOP AT CITY THREATENED Post Office Roof in Flames Before Volunteers Get Fire Under Control ADOPT NEW PLAN FOR city ends. Dr. V. Kenneth Hnmlln and Fred Members of Sun-Maid Must Dispose of Entire Crop Through Association WATER PRESSURE IS AID Estimate Damage Runs Into High Figures; Little Insurance to Cover M were speeding to the bank, located just north of the crossing, in response to the alarm and believe the bandit left on that same train. THREE FACE FEDERAL IT, m COUNTS William Dale, John Rlnl and Rudy Puccl, three San Franciscans who were arrested here last week and charged with operating a giant liquor still near Rio Bravo, faced United States Commissioner Ray Y. Burum today at preliminary hearings and were bound over to the Federal Court. Their cases will be heard tho first Monday in April. Each has been at liberty on $2000 bail. They were arrested by Federal Chief W. A. Patton and his assistant, James Randall, at the still site, tlje raiders reported. KERN MEDICAL GROUP PLAN TO BE RELATED Position and policies of the Kern County Medical Society toward the » Kern General Hospital and the methods of its operation will, be outlined for union labor loaders this evening when Dr. P. N. Root Is tho principal speaker ut the weekly meeting of Kern Labor Council in the Labor temple. Thn society is planning an educational campaign to be conducted by Its memberu throughout tho county and "Doctor Root Is one of tho authorized opeakors in this campaign. Socialist Discusses Technocracy Plans "Technocracy brings tho promise that the .machine can bo .developed to the extent that man's labor Is practically unnecessary." So declared Lena Morrow Lewis, nationally famous Socialist, at the Wtisltlngton School last night, In a lecture on "Technocracy's Contribution to the New Social Order." Mrs. Lewis pointed out that the de- machlno also that unemploy- ever-increaslne Second Legion Ball Set for Wednesday Second in the series of dances being sponsored by the drum and bugle corps of Frank S. Reynolds Post, American Legion, wljl be given In La Granada ballroom Wednesday evening. Concluding danre In tho series will bo given the evening of February 22 and will tako the form of a grand military ball, according to Legionnaires In charge. Ench Wednesday evening four oouples arc selected In an old-fashioned waltz contest and all of the weekly winners will compete in the final waltz i-ontest for a silver trophy at the military ball. velopment of the brought the threat ment would be an menace. She asserted that social ownership of the machine .offered the only way out of the difficulty. While in Bakersfleld Mrs. Lewis was the guest of Mrs. Harriett F. Qrlswold, 1122 Gage street. Mrs. Lewis left today to complete '•her speaking 'engagements In other "valley towns. She speaks Friday night In Lincoln School auditorium at Taft. Driveway for Sheep Marked on Desert To protect sheepmen In the event of any clmngfl In the future administration of jiubllc domain, a driveway has been set aside on tho desert from Bishop to Mojave, it has been announced here by J. H. Favorite of the land division, department of the interior. At this time sheepmen using the desert for pasturage will not have to pay any attention to the boundaries of this driveway. be of ,no possible benefit to. the taxpayers and can naturally only bene- f(t the air line company which receives this subsidy. "The ppst office at Bakersfleld in tho first five days of operation of this service, sent 47 pounds of mall on 10 schedules, an average of 4.7 pounds per schedule. Costly System "At the time that this new service was contemplated by the post office department, local chamber of commerce and service clubs wired their senators and representatives at Washington to prevail upon the post office department to allow all Interested air lines to bid on this contract. The post office department refused to give out any Information regarding this proposed service and awarded the contract as it saw fit and without any competitive bidding. "It Is such acts ns this that have made the air moll service a costly proposition to the taxpayer and a financial plum for those able to influence the administration. "The aviation business has now progressed to'the point where it needs no subsidies and there are many In that business who would be glad to bid on air mall contracts and haul the mall for what It Is worth. This In turn would relieve the taxpayers of some of their burden and at tho same time glvo nil persons engaged in tho aviation Industry, equal opportunity. Others Injured "At tho present tlmo It is almost Impossible for a nonsubsldlzed line to compote against a subsidized lino as a noiiHubsldlzed line must puy heavy federal tuxes which In turn ore given to Its competitor, all of which Is extremely ruinous to UIOHO persona In tho airplane business who are not connected with a so-called air mall contractor. "It IB Indoed hoped that with tho new administration will come a new deal In tilr mall policy. One IP which a deserving transportation service will not be throttled by the hand of politics, political favors and subsidies'. If air mull carriers must be subsidized, air mall should be discontinued as there Is no excuse under present economic conditions to subsidize any line of business at the cost of those engaged In other endeavors. "However, this is not necessary with the present air mall postage rates. On a fair competitive basis, air L. Grlbble were named on the new commission for' one-year periods, W. J. Schultz and O. R. Knmprath were were selected for two-year terms. C. L. Taylor was appointed for a three- year term and Claude Douglass was appointed for four years. Other Members Joe Holfelder, city engineer, becomes an ex-offlclo member of tho commission automatically, because his appointment Is required by tho state law, and the council appointed Councilman' Fred S. Boden and City Building Inspector R. H. Hubbard as the other two ex-ot'ficlo commission members. Successors to each of the citizens appointed to the commission will be named for four-year periods, according to clauses of the ordinance adopted last night authorising formation of the commission. The terms of the first six appointees are varied In order that future appointments wl|l provide a commission with staggered' terms. If a vacancy shall occur otherwise than by expiration of term It shall be filled by appointment for the unexplred portion of the term. Tho terms of the ex-offlclo officers shall correspond to their respective official tenures. All members of the council voted In favor of adopting the new ordinance, which will be known as No. 110, new series. Formerly, the city had a five-man planning commission, but it was an obsolete setup and did not conform with state law, so each member of the old committee voluntarily resigned in order that tho new and nine- member commission might be formed. Commissioners Taylor, Boden, Schultz and Kamprath were- members of the old committee. To Study Zoning Probably tho first duty with which members of the new committee will be confronted will be the zoning of the new Golden State Highway route through Bakersfleld. During the meeting last night Councilman Ray I. Walters, disturbed with the conflict In personalities which characterized recent meetings, asked for the adoption of a motion prohibiting appearance of citizens making verbal remarks to the council who have not filed a written communication of their statements with the council. During the wage-cut battles of the last two meetings, citizens have appeared before the council, called other spcalftrs fighting names and in general conducted themselves In ungen- Members of the Sun-Maid Raisin Growers' Association In contracting with that organization In the future must agree to dispose of their entire crop through the organization. This policy was defined iind announced here last night at a meeting of the SunrMald executive committee here. In the past, some members have joined and disposed of part of their crops through the association and the balance through outside agencies. It was also decided lust night that applications for membership will bo referred hereafter to the membership committee of the various units before the application can be accepted. The Kern county committee Is composed of A. A. Sprehn, 15. C. 13ckman and Edwin Booth. This committee will inform headquarters of the association whether or not the application for membership should be accepted. U Is expected when definite evidence of "bootlegging" or selling outside of the association Is obtained, such contracts of those so acting will bo. canceled. However, those who have withdrawn from the association In the past will not be barred from renewing their membership. It was asserted last night that the selling policy of Sun-Maid has resulted In a satisfactory Improvement of the association with respect to the portion of the crop sold at this time. The anticipation Is tho Sun-Maid's holdings will be entirely sold during the current crop year. ("Special tn The CaHJnrninn) • OJAVE, Feb. 7.—Destruction of this desert community's entire business district was prevented by fast work of tho volunteer fire brigade last night when flames destroyed a beauty parlor and leaped to the roof of the post office before they were extinguished. An overheateoVgas range In the beauty parlor, operated by Mrs. Mae Griffin was blamed for tho serious blazo. , The structure, owned by Cappello brothers, and all Its furnishings are a total loss. Some Insurance was carried on the beauty parlor equipment but there was none on tho building, officials said. No estimate of the exact loss was available but It. was believed It would run Into several thousand dollars. Mrs. Griffin was attending the theater In Lancaster when the conflagration occurred. Fire department memberH gave credit to an exceptionally good water pressure for saving the town, allowing tho playing of three hose linos on the roaring flames. • « » T HREE weeks of bitter battling between opposing factions of citizens ended last night when the BakerHfiold City Council adopted an ordinance reducing salaries of municipal employes. The new pay schedule effects an official reduction of $48,075 annually In the old $339,654 yearly pay roll, or approximately 14.5 per cent, and will represent a reduction of 7.05 per cent or $22,063 under the voluntarily reduced pay roll taken by tho municipal employes several months ago. Under the old salary ordinance, the yearly pay roll amounted to $339,554, and when the employes took a voluntary cut that figure was reduced to $312,942, while under the schedule adopted last night the annual pay roll figure falls to $290,879. City hall atatls-^- tlcians figure that the now pay schedule, It put into effect at the beginning of the current fiscal year would have meant a saving of 5.5 per cent on the total municipal expenditure. JUNIOR COLLEGE •*- tlemanly ways In many instances, he declared. Councilman Elmer Martin seconded Councilman Walter's motion, but both the motion and the second were withdrawn after W. F. Bray, Dr. R. H. Schwartz and Jay Hinman protested that the move would be a "oag rule" and' suppression of free speech. Folks and Facts ***• + ** Bits of Hotel Gossip •A- * * * * * Local Brevities J. S. McWllllams, of the Standard Oil Company In San Francisco, is a guest at Hotel El Tejon. Among those registered at Hotel El Tejon today Is Claytim B. Weed, of the Mission Dry Corporation, Los Angeles. Tho guestflst at Hotel El Tejon today includcw the name of T. H. Stokes, a representative of the Shell Oil Company, who resides in Los Angeles. International Harvester Company, of Los Angeles, Is being represented In Bakersfleld today by W. F. Word, a guest at Hotel El Tejon. TO Professor J. L. Kerchen, director of workers' education for the California Stale Federation of Labor and tho University of California, will end his stay In Bakersfteld Saturday night with a symposium In the Junior High School building on the subject, "Proscriptions for a Sick Society." Dr. George C. Ingelow, professor of economics at the Kern County Junior College, will present tho prescription of economics. The Rev. A. S. Donat, pastor of the First Congregational Church, will present the church's prescription. Samuel S. White, locnl labor editor, will give tho prescription of organized labor. The symposium will bo held In room 12 of the Junior College building. The meeting la open to the public and there will be opportunity for questions and dlscuuHlons by the audience following the three presentations of views. Professor Kerchen will preside at tho meeting. The final lecture In his series to Kern County Labor Council will be given at 8 o'clock tonight. As on previous Tuesdays, the lecture will precede the regular business of the Labor Council, public. and IH open to the FUNERAL RITES HELD FOR SUICIDE VICTIM City Engineer Holfelder thai an investigation into reported gua and Mr. WASCO ARRIVAL and Mrs*. Mathow Dieter, of are receiving congratulations on the birth of «hclr first child, a non christened Russell Rugono Dlotor, who was born February 2 at the Allen Maternity Home In Bakersfleld. The mull can be hauled efficiently and economically at no added cost to the taxpayers." (Signed) "DON CAKDIFF." * power rates here, being conducted by himself and City Manager W. D. Clarke, will bo completed soon. Realty Tax Body A letter from the Bakersfleld Realty Board, signed by President W. F. Bray, was filed with the council. It reported that George Hay, U. J. Brandt, James Thornber, Klmer Karpo and Edward A. Kelly had been appointed members of a nominltteo formed to assist the council In determining methods of reducing tax**. Tho council also filed a letter from Veterans of Foreign Wars, asking the council to memorialize Congress and other legislative bodies, against the plan to shift the burden of veteran, welfare relief expenditures from tho shoulders of the national government to those of the state government. J. C. Engineers to Hold Evening Meet A meeting of the Bakersfleld Junior College Engineers Club will be held in the science building tomorrow evening, according to announcement today by ISd Burgess, president. U. A, Pollock, an engineer with 25 years of practical, experience, will bo tho guest speaker! The lecture continues a Herlen of similar dlscuKHlonfi by men of note in j the engineering field, who hove ap- | peared before the junior college student audiences under sponsorship of the engineers club. The meeting, which Is open to the general public, will be called to order at 7:30 o'clock. Funeral services were conducted today at the Doughty-C'alhoun- O'Meara chapel for J. O. Gray, 51, salesman who was found dying Sunday with a bullet wound In bin head. Hev. Fletcher Watson officiated. Mrw. Alberta Smith was soloist. Interment was In Union cemetery. Authorities and relatives concurred in the belief that the salesman shot himself because of 111 health, foroner N. C. I [ouzo conducted the Inquest. No Council Cut The councllmen, who draw a salary of approximately $12 for each time they moot in regular session, did not Include themselves In the new pay cut program, which becomes effective In 30 days. Councilman Elmer Martin, author of the now ordinance, with Councllmen F. S. Benson, C. F. Johnson and Howard Carlock, voted In favor of tho ordinance, and It was opposed by Mayor Hurry Headen and Counollmen Ray I. Walters and Fred S. Boden. Continuing his campaign, Councilman Martin recommended that the city plumbing and city electrical Inspectors he put on half-time employment basis, but his motion and a second wi;re withdrawn when Councilman Wnlturs protested that the action was being taken without proper Investigation, and the dlsi-usHlon will bo resumed at tho next meeting. Rescind Agreement Several months ago all members of the council entered Into an agreement—recorded on minutes of a council meeting—whii-h included a promise not to effect additional pay cuts until June 30, 1933, when the municipal employes offered to takg a volun r tai-y cut In their pay. Today there wan sonic discussion over tho possibility that tho I'liuncllmen could be held on that "gentlemen's agreement," although no city employe considered any particular action to obstruct the now pay .program. Several weeks ago City Attorney Walter OH- born offered the opinion that the "gentleman's agreeniunt" by the councllmen would not "hold water" In court. That Is was a mere Bosluro <>r "another scrap" of paper, seemed the consensus of city empluyuH today. Somt Exceptions Wlillo all city employes received an "official" pay cut from tho original salary ordinance figure, some of them, under the new pay program, will not bo reduced under the flguro which they wero paid after tho voluntary schedule was put. Into effect some months ago. Heads of most departments, under the new program, will receive the sumo salary each month, or f27G each. Figures showing tho reductions In pay are shown below. First Is shown the rating or classification of city employes, then that claKslflcatlon's monthly pay under the old salary ordinance, then the pay received under the "depression schedule" or voluntary cut program, -and lastly the sum which will bo paid In each classification under the new salary ordinance. Monthly Pay Schedules Old ll&luced New City muiajer 1410 $380 (350 Manim'i lecretary !00 185 175 F-lre i-hlef 300 275 275 Deputy lire cliluf 220 203 103 Pint aisltlant flro chief 215 1B8.50 100 Second aolitant fin chief.. 205 1811.50 180 Fire captain 10.", 180.50 175 fire ennlneer 180 1D7 1." Fire drlm 175 102.50 150 Fire chief mechanic 200 185 175 1'Mre honeman— <>) Flrit year 140 Ib) Hi-roml year 150 140 130 Ic) Third year HIO 140 137 (it) Thereafter 170 158 145 Telephone opeialvr 120 108.30 102.50 I'ollco chief.. i 800 275 275 Aailitant pollcu chief 210 22 Per Cent Slash for Institutions Shown in Spindt .Survey "C'STIMATES based on a thorough •'-'survey completed by *H. -A. Spindt. Kern County Union High School and Junior College district superintendent, indicate that the cost of schoollug for the current, year will be less than $175 per student In average dally attendance, 22 per cent less than In the school year 1D30-31, it was revealed in the superintendent's monthly financial ve- port to the board of trustees last night. The cost per student two years ago was $224.61. A Having of ?27,452 was effected between July, 1!)32, and January, 1083, Mr. Spindt reported, total oxpendli turns for this period having been J.110,732, as compared to J338.2I4 for tho Kamo period a year ago. Expenses Cut Total expenditures at tho Bakors- fiold plant to ilulo have been $280,873, comparing favorably with last year's figure of $301,382 at this date. At the Shaffer branch, $15,425 has been spent this year, and at McFarland, $14,G23. "Financially, the district Is In very good condition, better than at this time a year ago," Mr. Spindt stated. "Wo have sufficient funds to carry us over until next 'pay day,' and it will not be necessary to Issue warrants, as we were forced to do last spring." Reduce Valuation Reduction of the valuation of school buildings and contents for Insurance purposes, started by tho board at its January meeting, was concluded last night. The date for Uio election of trustees was announced to be March 31. GREAT WILDFLOWER IS Annie Henderson Is Seriously 111, Texas "SVord that Roy Henderson Is badly needed at home and that his wife, Mrs. Annie Henderson, Is seriously 111 Is contained In a letter to .the Bakers- ilold police' department, appealing for aid In locating the mlnslng man. "I last heard that he was working in the oil Holds In or near Bukersfleld," she wrote. "So If you locate him have niothcr formerly wan Lois Brown of him write to rno In Dalian, Texas, at Waaco. 1 3110 Cole avenue." Meeting: of Rabbit Breeders Delayed Members of tho Kern County Rabbit Breeders' Association will not hold their regular molithly' meeting next Tuesday night, but will convene the following Thursday at the agricultural building of the Kern County Union High School, it was announced by officers today. Miss Lillian Brlnkman, home dem- onstratlon ugont. and it. T. Strong, assistant farm udvlucr, will speak at that time. All Interested persons are Invited. Technocracy Topic for Club Meeting J. L. Kerohen, director of workers' education for the University of California and the state federation of labor, \vas principle speaker yesterday when members of tho Bakers- fleld Klwanls Club met. lie discussed technocracy, a subject which he has employed at many ulub meetings here within the past month. Edward Hall was chairman of the day. Ralph Patrick led the club singing and was accompanied at the piano by Dr. E. a. Zlmmer, Services Conducted for Pearl McDonald Last, rltea were held today at the Payne & Son chapel for Mm. Pearl McDonald, 31, the wife of Bonnie McDonald. She died Sunday at her Oil Center home. Reverend Mr. Carson officiated. Interment was in Union cemetery. Mrs. Heard was soloist at the rites and watt accompanied at the organ by Mrs. Pearl Smith. Charles Lee, Charles Howard, Tom Miller, Rlley Gann, John Lackey and George Qeare were the pallbearers. « i e» Uses Cobbler Knife in Suicide Attempt Sam Warchlck, elderly shoemaker, was rci-overhiff from knife wounds oti the throat today, ut Kern General Hospital. Officers who found him near last night said the wounds had boon Inflicted by Warchlck with a cobbler's knife. W,archlck waa found at hlc home, 607 Sunnier street, at 9:30 o'clock last night. Motion Pictures to Be Shown for Club Motion pictures mado In the four corners of tho earth by Atwater-Kent Company will entertain members of Lions Club during their woekly luncheon In Hotel Kl Tejon Wednesday noon, according to announcement by President William R Patrick. Board of directors of the club will meet In Lion Rush Richardson's office at 401 Nineteenth street this week Instead of in the study of President Pntrlok. The local club also is sending a delegation to Fowler Thursday evening for a meeting of the central valley council of Lions Clubs, * • » American Lawyers Plan Radio Series H. E. Schmidt, president of the Kern County Bar Association, announced today a series of national broadcasts of eminent American attorneys over the Columbia Broadcasting System starting Sunday, February 12, and continuing each week for a period of 14 weeks. "I believe," Attorney Schmidt said, "that these addresses will not only be of vital Interest to all attorneys but to Die general public as well, for tho subject matter will bo of broad Import. Outstanding statesmen, and others of the legal profession, will giuko these addresses." Polio lieutenants 100 IdMittrtcitlon bureau hen).. IPO DelcrtlT» 185 Patrolmen— <•) nnt irul* 17f. (bt Ser-ond trade 170 (<>) Third grut« I HO (rtl fourth irada 190 rolled aerseanti (>) rim >ru!fl 11)0 (b) Hecond grade IS.', M Tlilnl grade 1»0 City am/mo- 200 Arfilitint titty tttorncy 1UO City attorney rlerli HI- 1 '* lliillillnif Inspector .100 Aislitwil Inipcetnr 225 Hei'iind anliUnt Inipertnr.. 200 Treasurer, -tax collector ami llrpnte (ollcrtor £50 Deputy treasurer, deputy tax I'ollei'tor anil deputy Hneenie collector 140 City enKlneer and auperlntenilent of itrMta 829 Deputy 'city engineer anil deputy tupt. or street!.. 'Jir. Office engineer 175 Kniltieera aart bid*, clerk.. 175 Street foreman 225 Police judge 200 Health officer 200 Dlilrlct nurie 125 Clerk anrt auditor 853 Deputy cleric and auditor.. 150 AdluiEOri 375 Deputy Mi'iiar HO Hred Janitor 100 Janitor ISO Poundmuter I?.', Mulct-cycle officer 175 13! no 140 158 10S.SO 275 100 1711 179 171.50 11)2.50 ISi 140 HO 171) 171.50 107 , 1S5 US 120.50 275 207.60 185 230 111.1 165 11)0 MS 137 130 125 ICO 155 175 85 11.1 275 100 170 320 Duo to heavy rains the county's wlldflower crop will be a good one this year, it was predicted at the office of tho agricultural commissioner today. U A. Burton, the commissioner, pointed out that during the last three weeks approximately four Inches of rain have fallen In the county. Prom all records available this Is tho most rain In any oho month during a period of approximately 40 years. An exceptionally heavy snow-pack Is roportod In tho mountains, all of which should muke for good wild flowur growing conditions. Tho agricultural commissioner commended the action of tho supervisors In drafting an ordinance to protect tho rnn>r varieties of wild flowers anil to prevent their wnnton use u* decorations for automobile radiators. WT.H I7» 198.50 102. Ill 1D2.50 207.50 185 185 117.50 287.00 HO 252.50 131 140 182 117.50 192.50 ISO 150 150 100 175 175 110 273 135 240 120 ISO 110 10.150 Newberry Services Scheduled Thursday Funeral rites for Carloa W. Newberry, former Bokersfleld business man who died In Los Angeles, will bo conducted Thursday at 2 p. m. ut the \V»n Kirk o' the Heather, lit Forest l,nwn Memorial Park. Arrungementb are In charge of Brosco Brothers. He is survived by ;i widow, llvo brothers and three alsteru, | Three Missing I Woody Men Are | Reported Home | Fears for the safety of three Woody men, missing slnct Thursday night In the mow-covered Qraenhorn mountain district on a search for runaway horses, ware dissipated today with the report that the trio had returned last night. The three who had been seeking six valuable horses were Ray Rut. ledge and two miners known only as "Sim" and "Zelnor." A searching party was organized yesterday, Intending to launch an intensive search for the three men this morning. Rutledge and his companion* had not been lost, but had continued their horse hunt for several days before abandoning attempts to capture the runaways. Rutledge reported, upon his return, that threa of the animals, Including an Arabian mare valued at '$1000, had been sighted, but proved too wild to capture.

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