I '.,'... .EDITORIALS -This section contains the latest local news, world sports,, edl- .torlnte. a big, thrlllm* serial •ftnd newB.of general Interest.. , ; "" PHONE 31 WANT ADS Classified. Advertising Columns of The Bakersfleld California}!' close promptly at 11 o'cloou, u. m. every dny. , • LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8,1933 PAGES 7 TO 12 GUSTAVUS SCHAMBLIN DIES OF HEART ATTACK OPENS DRIVE AT LABOR New County Hospital Policy Favored in Speech by Dr. P. N. Root FULL-TIME CHIEF URGED Admission of Pay Patients Is ; Opposed by Speaker for Kern Association 500 CATS AND DOGSKIN PARADE Meows and Woofs Will, Mingle VALUABLE PRfiES ARE OFFERED RANCHER FACING 1 H F IRST gun In tho Kern County Medical" Society's program to "bring before the public" Its problems regarding operation of the Kern General Hospital was fired last night when Dr. P. N. Root appeared as a representative of the society before Kern County Labor Council. "In view of the fact that the attitude of the Kern County Medical Society Is of such a nature that tho greatest and most urgent demand we have to make on the public Is for tho possibility of rendering better service to the public, and In view of the fact that every demand we have to make is open and above board and will stand the most critical investigation and scrutiny, we Intend to bring our case directly before the public and voters of the county," the speaker told the labor delegates. Outline Program •Under Its program us outlined by ftr. Root, the society plans: "To send out speakers to present our case before all existing organizations of' citizen* <if Kern county, whether tho.se organizations be of civic, patriotic, occupational, religious I AUQHTY hounds, mangy mongrels, yellow, dawgs, high-born and lowborn cats will "rub elbows" here Saturday when the biggest pet parade ever seen In this section of the county gets' under way with a couple of hearty woofs and a cat's meow. More than five hundred boys and girls already have entered their pets tti the contest. The parade win form at tho Intersection of Truxtun and Chester avenues, with every dog and cat on a leash, although they may be transported In the parade In doll buggies, toy wagons or other hand- drawn vehicles. Line of march Is north on Chester to Twenty-first street, east on Twenty-first to L street, south on L to Nineteenth street, west on Nineteenth to H street, and north on H to the Fox theater. The parade will get under way promptly at 9 a. m. Every entrant In the parade will bo given a free ticket to a special matinee at 10 o'clock a. m. In the Fox theater. Every entrant also will bo given a package of dog or cat food. Inquiries concerning the parade have been received from .Movietone newsreel officials and It Is considered probable newsreel men will be on hand to film the event. Silver trophies are being offered for the largest dog, best dresaed dog, smallest dog, best mongrel and healthiest dog. Cases of dog food will be given the homeliest dog, best pollen dog, best fox terrier and the most comically dressed dog. Cases of cat food will be given the best cat, best alley cat, best Persian cat and the homeliest cat. Entries aro being received at Bak- ersfleld Veterinary Hospital and Roux & Kuentzel Sporting goods store. J. V. McKibben on Trial for Second Time as Result of Near-Fatal Crash INJURED OFFICER BADLY or any ^thor nature. "To secure tho co-operntifi Expect Huge Throng at Wildflower Festival K 1 that this year's the vast fields of of publications either published directly in Kern or having u sufficient circulation In Kern which would be willing to present our points of view In an un- blas'jbd way. "To address tho citizens of 'Kern through the radio and make them acquainted with our point of view." The society, Dr. Root said, Is asking among pther things that: • Seek New Head "The -management of the hoipltal be entrusted to it nonpracticlng physician who Is not. residing at the present 'time In Kern county; such person to devote his full time to the • management of the hospital, and such person to be acceptable both to the Board of Supervisors and the medical society. "That the medical and surgical work be placed on the following basis: A staff of members of Kern County . -Medical Society divided In services, each service to be headed by a chief of the service, the chief to be one of the older practitioners In the county. nnd several assistants, who shall be • under the management and guidance 'of the chief of service, and be some of the newer practitioners. The members of the staff to be recommended by the Kern County Medical Society and to be subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors and of the full time superintendent of the hos- Wlldflower Festival may bring a flood of 'nearly half a million dollars Into the county this year In the opinion of members of the Kern Chamber of Commerce publicity committee, voiced at last night's meeting of the board of directors. Lawrence I. Welll, chairman of the committee, outlined the extensive preparations being made for the seventh annual festival and predicted throngs visiting blossoms will far surpass those of any other season. • A new colored wlldflower card bearing a map of loop trips through the flower fields Is being prepared; oil companies are co-operating with nation-wide broadcasts of the event and special railroad rates to Bakers- fleld during the flower season have been granted, the chairman revealed. Other reports and business transacted at the February meeting of the directors, attended by 30 members of the board, committeemen and business leaders, was of a varied nature. The second scenic tour has been set for March 11 and 12, taking In the mountain and desert region. , The Industrial committee has supplied detailed Information to wealthy man In Europe who Is contemplating some cotton developments In the United States. A resolution was adopted at the re quest of the Farm Bureau opposing a proposed $2 tax on cows for tubercu losls Inspection and one opposing tin cancelatlon of a gas tax refund to thj state general fund on gasoline used >y farmers in their tractor operations. The oil committee, H. B. Woodworth, chalrmun, voiced dissatisfaction at the 50-50 split of roud building^ materials by the state department of nibllc works which shows, cement purchased, $1,400,000 and oil, $1,100,000. ;t was shown thut the oil companies pay state taxes in the amount of $25,100,000 annually and collect for the state another $40,000,000 in gasoline tax money. The directors supported the action of the airport committee In trying to obtain air mall contracts on a competitive basis Instead of a ,subsidy l>lan. A resume of tho contracts received from Postmaster-General Brown showed the subsidy granted at 45 cents per mile. A letter from Senator-elect McAdoo stated that after March 4 he would do all he could to have the contracts let on a competitive basis. The wild flower committee reported that through the courtesy of Lymmi lienson, of the high school, u permanent pressed wild flower exhibit would be installed at the chamber of commerce building. Senator ~J. I. Wagy spoke at length on legislative problems and all committees will be Issued legislative bills pertaining to their respective industries for study and a special meeting of the directors will then be called to consider their recommendations together with the -legislative committee, headed by W. S. Allen of Delano. II. B. Grlffls showed tho directors a motion picture of tho fairgrounds labor camp, taken by Claude Dorman, photographer. State Traffic Authorities Testify Smelled Liquor on Man's Breath . i J. V. \IcKlbben, Arvln rancher, drunk when he drove his car Into Officer Joe Reynolds, seriously Injuring him, or was his motor control co-ordination Impaired by'paralysis? This question and others are being pondered, today during the second trial of McKibben before a jury on a charge of haying driven an automobile while Intoxicated. Tho first jury trying McKibben In the Superior Court failed to agree upon a verdict. Today McKibben Is on trial again before Superior Judge R. B. Lambert, with Tom Scott, assistant district attorney prosecuting and Attorneys Rowen Irwln and H. E. Schmidt defending him. Captain Roy Galyen, head of tho state truffle division for this county, nnd Officer Harry Nichols were principal witnesses for the state today. Strikes Reynolds Testimony of the officers was to the effect that they were conducting brake tests on Union avenue when McKibben drove his car through their steel signs, large and conspicuous discs announcing the work of the officers, and In so doing struck Officer Reynolds with his machine, seriously Injuring the officer, who was cared for In a hospital for several months. The officers testified they smelled liquor on McKlbben's breath. During the first trial of the defendant, defense counsel interposed the "paralysis defense," producing testi- EARLY KERN DAYS TOPIC AT MEETING Conditions of living In the San Joaquln valley during 'pioneer days, and particularly transportation problems, were dltcutsed for members of the Bakersfleld Exchange Club yesterday by Jesse Stockton. He told of the surveys made b>> Lieutenant Williams of the U. 8. Army to lay out transportation routes between Bakersfield and Los Angeles. Members of the club were Informed that Thursday, February 06 Is ladles' meeting date for the Wasco Exchange Club, and thnt members of the local Exchange and their wives'are Invited to attend. Frank Welner, of the Fresno Exchange Club, was a guest at the meeting. L. E. Chenoweth presented James Hartley, concert •harmonlolst and banjoist, who entertained. Hazel Stevenson and Joe Plants entertained at the piano, and with the violin, respectively. KERN WILL Valley Unit, State Chamber of Commerce,'to Convene at / Fresno Friday mony to show that the defendant at one time had suffered from Infantile paralysis. On the day .of the accident he had drunk a bottle of beer with a friend. Praise Character Other witnesses during the first trial gave, the defendant a good character rating. The jurors who are hearing the testimony are: Georgo W. Miller, Mrs. B. E. qooper, Mrs. Joan A. Simon, Benjamin F. Chrisman, Christine Brevlg, A. B. Plttaway, Ixjttle M. Fyffe, Mrs. Ma- rllla G. Charles, Orson P. Black, Samuel G. Dlllashaw, John C. McLaugh- lln and Alvln Tribe. Banquet to Mark Close oi Successful Y. M. C. A. Year pltal. Such members to work gratis. Interne Staff "A staff of Internee from approved medical schools to be selected by the full time superintendent of the hospital with the consent of the Board of Supervisors, and such Internes to work under the supervision of the medical and managerial staff of the hospital. ' .j. "One or more resident physicians, to devote their full time to the work of the hospital under the • supervision of the professional and managerial staff of the hospital. "As many technical specialists, as i-ray and pathology specialists, as It may be necessary to secure the approval of the hospital by the Amerl»' can College of Surgeons under the * minimum requirements. ' "No .person receiving salary from the Kern General HospHal Is to en': gage In private practice in" Kern i county. , "Under such arrangements of staff ! we firmly believe that the practicing ; physicians of Kern county, by having ! the opportunity of working together 1 Jn tho general hospitnl and continu- I Ing their study In that hospital will . he able to keep abreast of the sclen- 1 tlfle progress and development in the ' 'field of medicine, und Improve their ' professional skill and knowledge, and j us a result, the taxpayer, who Is sup- 1 porting tho hospital, when he Is us- I ing the physician, will be repaid by a '. better grade of service, also such ar• rangement will give better service : Within the county hospital proper, and '[ will shorten the period of staying over \ there of the patients, thus resulting Ij in a greater saving of county exit penses. F • Pay Patients j "Two classes of pay patients to re.' wain on present status: i "Those able to pay their hospital t and medical bills In full, to remain J subject completely to private prao-- tlce and to private hospital service as (A present. "Those absolutely unable to pay for medical and hospital service, to remain eligible to the free service of the county hospital, as at the present. And, of course, we, members of the Kern County Medical Society are perfectly aware of the fact that under the present conditions of depression ythls class of patients Is much greater In proportion than In normal times, and we are perfectly willing to assume our share of burden for the time of depression." A RRANGBMENTS are being com-ca. pleted today for the banquet tomorrow evening which will bring to a conclusion the first year of activity of the Kern county Y. M. C. A. committee. Hundreds of persons aro planning to take advantage of the general Invitation extended to the public to take part In observance of the committee's anniversary and to plan for a more extensive program during the coming year. The banquet Is to be held In the dining hall of the new First Baptist Church In Bakersfleld, starting at 6:30 o'clock.' Tickets may be obtained from any Y. M. C. A. leader or member of one of the local groups, according to A. J. Ferguson, county chairman. * The evening's program will Include a talk hy Dr. Walter F. Dexter, president of Whlttier College; musical selections by the Bakersfleld High School brass quartet, under the direction of Phil Martin, and vocal numbers sung by the Shafter High School boys' gleo club, directed by Robert Gates. In addition, a report summarizing activities of tho Y. M. C. A. In Kern county during tho past year will be given, and a slate of officers elected for next year. Men and women alike are Invited to attend the Y. M. C. A. banquet, which will be of a community nature. RE-ELECT HABEREELDE EL ON PRESIDENT George Haberfelde was re-elected president of 151 Tejon Hotel Association when the annual stockholders' meeting was held at tho hotel yesterday. H. J. Sellers was re-elected vice- president and J. O. Reavls, secretary- treasurer. Other members of the board of directors also were re-elected, us follows: L. J. Banduccl, Charles Bloemer, Malcolm Brock, A. J. Crltes, Dr. F. J. .Gundry, C. B. Houchln, H. S. Jewett, A. D. M. Osborne, Joseph Redllck, L. S. Robinson, Charles L. Taylor, A. Welll, J. J. Wilt and D. L. Wlshon. C. E. WAKEFIELD EOR SIXTH WARD McFarland Center to Convene Friday A. B. Vroom, alternate director of the McFarland Farm Center and M A. Lindsay, farm adviser, will discuss the allotment plan at a meeting of the McFarland center scheduled for Friday evening In the grammar school. A potluck dinner will be served. Assemblyman Rodney Turner is slated to discuss farm bills In tho stato Legislature. -*- •ONE-WAY TRAFFIC One-way- traffic Is necessary In several places around slides In the Kern river canyon, according to Information received by tho touring bureau of the Automobile Club of f orola. Southern Call- Legionnaires Will Convene Thursday With an elaborate entertalnmen program arranged under the direction of Chairman Larry King, Thursdaj evening's meeting, of Frank S. Key nolds Post, American Legion, Is ex peoted -to druw a record nttendance Business section of the mooting wl Include committee reports and plan fqr post activities during the sprln months. Charles E. Wakefleld, well-known otton merchant, a resident of Bak- rsfleld since 1!)24, whose home Is 01 Oleander avenue In the sixth ward oday declared his candidacy fo councilman to represent that ward 01 he city's governing hoard. Mr. Wake 'leld has been active In the civic an< social life of the Hty, is u vestrymai of St. Paul's church, und Is keenly In forested In the future of Bakersfleld The seat In the council from the slxt! wnrd Is filled by Elmer Martin, wh presumably will be an aspirant to sue ceed himself. Fresno Insurance Agent Kills Self (United Preit Leaiet Wire) FRESNO, Feb. 8.—A note saying "I took my last drink; you'll find my body In the garage," was studied by county officials today as they sought a motive for the suicide v of Arthur P. Dee, 39, Fresno Insurance agent. The note was found by James S, Rankin, Insurance adjuster with whom Dee spent part of yesterday and in whose garage his body was discovered, MARTIN NAMED HEAD OF-TJUB Robert Martin was named president if the "Root and Squeels" Club, sub- Idlary organization of the Future Banners of America, Bakersfleld High School chapter, when members of the :lub elected officers for the new iemester last evening. Frank Wat- ,ron, state and local president of the F. F. A., Is the retiring leader. Other officers elected were Art Lewis, vice- president, and Leslie Hackney, secretary-treasurer. C. E. Nutter, local meat dealer, gave meat-cutling demonstration of practical value to the club members, who are K. C. U. H. S. agriculture depart - nent students Interested In hog rals- ng. Mr. Nutter called attention to the value of lard In the home and suggested that the boys pass the word along to their mothers. Art Lewis entertained with a num- Der of banjo selections, and the meet- ng was concluded with the serving of refreshments. Those In attendance were Frank Wattron, Harold Hall, Leslie Hackney, Hlldra Frost, Robert Martin, John Kane, William Burlando, Henry Hand, Albert Welsmeyer, Art Lewis, Lawrence Heath, James Ml- yajl, Jim Moses, Jack Butler, Owen Filkel, Wayne Fllkel und L. J. Banks, member of the high school agriculture department, who serves as adviser of the club. Five Kern county men are scheduled to represent local Interests at this week's meeting of the San Joaquln valley council of the California State Chamber of Commerce, at which reduction of taxes, farm relief, legislation, highway nnd aeronautical issues will be principal topics for discussion. The meeting will be held Friday at Hotel Callfornhin In Fresno. Kern representatives will be .L. B. Nourse, chamber of commerce secretary; T. H. Derby and J. J. Wilt, all of Bakersfleld; Supervisor Stanley Abel of Taft, and H. W. Mellon i«f Delano. The state chamber has developed during the past year a series of bills and constitutional amendments designed to give greater local control of taxes and expenditures, and to place u definite limitation upon such fixed charges as bond issues und the undertaking of new projects. Farm Relief Farm relief legislation, both federal and-state, will be considered In the agricultural committee, headed by F. H. Wilson of Dlnuba, and u report will be given by M. W. Dula on the bills pending in Congress, designed to ease agricultural credit. The conservative committee, with K. G. Dudley of Exeter as chairman, will consider plans for a later valley-wide meeting on the proposed Kings River National Park area. Al C. Joy, chairman of tho publicity committee, will discuss plans for an eight-page rotogravure covering points of Interest and industrial developments pet-ullur to this region, which will be distributed throughout the United States by means of the usual stato chamber channels. This rotogravure section will also be combined with those from nil regions of the state Into one booklet, which Is to be distributed at the Chicago world's fair. Buying li«u« , The state chamber purchasing policy, which urges the purchase of California products on the basis of equality In service, quality and price, will be discussed at the meeting of the Industrial committee, with A. M. Paul as chair- DEPRESSION HITS 1 INHERITANCE TAX FUNDSOF STATE Kern Turns Over Total of $7474 to State; Sum Is Half of Normal REAL CAUSE UNKNOWN Officials Believe Depleted Fortunes May Be Reason for Big Reduction j E VEN Inheritances have "gone depression," It Is disclosed in the Hemi-anmwl settlement made by Kern county with the state of California. In which the county turned over $7474 collected for the state. Most of this amount represented inheritance taxes and Kern's collections, like those of the other counties of the state, showed a drop almoHt 50 per cent. The total amount collected for the last six-month period by all 58 counties was $3;618,420, an compared with $7,008,338 for the same period In 1931 and $10,421,472 In 1930 —a loss iii two years of more than 188 per cent. Just -what happened to bring about this unusual decrease IH problematical, according to state officials. TCIther fewer wealthy persons died during the half-year, or those who died left greatly depleted estates to their heirs. Low Tax Rate California, It is pointed out, has a f- ONLY TWO IN CONTEST FOR COUNCIL POST W ITH only 15 days left before the deadline, none of Bakers- > field's prssent city oounollmen has filed Intention to seek office agsin at the spring elections, according to records on file In City Clerk Vance Van Piper's office. The opening date for filing was Jununry 30 and the closing date will b« February 23. Charles E. Wakefleld, Jr., of 129 Oleander avenue has announced his candidacy for councilman In the Sixth ward, now represented on the council by Elmer Martin, and Walter R. Carter of 2117 Eighteenth street, will seek the chair on the council now occupied by F. 8. Benson of the Fifth ward. The nominating municipal election will bs held on March 23 and the city's general election will be conducted April 11. Council candidates who receive a majority of the votes at the nominating elec tlon will not have to run again at the general flection. HEAD OF PIONEER VISIIG IN SOUTH Death Comes While in Hotel at Long Beach; Lived in This City 47 Years PLAN MASONIC SERVICE Funeral Rites Will Be Held Friday Afternoon Here; Burial at Union remarkably low Inheritance tax rate. This Is provided In-order not to discourage persons of wealth and advanced age from coming to this state to spend their remaining days. Thirty-three of the counties made their payments In person by tho county treasurers. Mono nnd Alpine counties reported no collections, nnd Trinity county offered a county warrant, which was rejected by the state controller. Under a bill Introduced In the last state Legislature, the stato .would no longer pay the traveling expenses of county clerks to Sacramento to make the semi-annual settlement. This would be a measure of economy. Tax Collections Aggregate collections by nil.counties for various functions of tho state were as follows: Property tax, J8S8.17: sale of tux- deeded lands, $302; Inheritance tax, $2,907,705; Whlttler School for Boys, $42,611; Ventura School for Girls, $23,088; Preston School for Boys, $92,919; Sonoma Home for Feeble-Mlndnd, $343,936; Pacific Colony, $74,2»7; Stockton State Hospital, $721; Spadra Narcotic Hospital, $9304; Berkeley School for Deaf and Blind, $541; Mendoclno State Hospital, $5767; Patton State Hospital, $2233; estates of deceased persona, $64,234. ILLNESS IS FAIAL FOR JEAN IRVINE Wife of Leigh Irvine Dies in Los Angeles; Service Conducted Today ' Mrs. Jean Irvine, wife of Lotgh H. Irvine, former Bakersfleld newspaper man and chamber of commerce secretary and author of note, died Tuesday In Los Angeles following a long Illness, according to word received here today. Funeral services were to bo conducted this afternoon at 3 o'clock at Pierce Brothers' chapel In the southern city, with the Hev. Douglas Stu- SENATOR!. I. WAGY man. The problem of the sale of prison-made goods will likewise bo considered. The highway committee, under the leadership of W. S. Hlllls of Madera, and the aeronautical committee, headed by A. A. Clark of Vlsallu, will devote the major part of their time to the discussion of legislation on highway and aviation matters, which Is pending at the present time in Sacramento. REACHES PEAK, TAFT art, Episcopal Church rector, officiating. Word of Mrs. Irvine's death oamo as u sad message to a large circle of friends gathered during the years she mude her home with her husband In this city. She was active In affairs of St. Paul's Episcopal Church here and a valued member of tho church's choir. Mr. Irvine is secretary of Sun Luis Oblspo Chamber of Commerce, dividing his residence between that city und Los Angelea. 01 A. MEMBERS TO HOLD SPECIAL MEET Members of the Bakersfleld Clvlr Commercial Association who Intend to attend the organization's special meeting next Friday at Hotel Kl Tejon should communicate with Secretary W. L. Landsborough nt. the association's office. In person,' or by telephoning No. 68. A plan to change tho nnme of the TAFT, Feb. 8. — Active enrollment. In tho Tnft Union High School nnd Junior College yesterday reached the total of 1223 students, the highest live enrollment figure ever attained in tho local school. The total enrollment for the present year Is 1382 students In the high school and Junior college. High school enrollment figures are as follows: Live enrollment September 16, 1832, beginning of school term, 778 students; live 'enrollment, January 27, 1933, end of first semester, 898 students; live enrollment, February 6, 1933, beginning of second semester, 950 students. ment of February organization to tho 'Bakersfleld Chamber of Commerce" will be discussed by all members at the special meeting, called In accordance with laws governing operation of the association. The meeting will be held during the luncheon hour and will start at 1<2 o'clock noon on Friday. The total enroll- 0 for the high shot through the head, Dee leaven his widow, Dee. Senator J. I. Wagy of Bakersfleld spoke today before members of Bakersfield • Reulty Board, discussing pending legislation, tho deficit faced by California for tho next, blennium, und efforts planned by the Legislature to slash state expenditures. Tho Kern legislator also discussed methods of presenting measures to the Legislature, procedure In voting, and similar topics. W. H. Cooley gave a brief talk on oil conservation activities. Jerome Bray of tho junior college, spoke on the Y. M. C. A. an'd Invited the realty men to attend Friday night's annual banquet. President W. F. Bray Instructed the legislative committee to secure copies of bills coming before the stato Legislature, to provide a basis for study. Mrs, Ellen Suspected Burglary Will Be Arraigned E. A. Parker, accused of having burglarized the William M. Balling home at Wedtern Borax, Muroc, on November 15 of lust year, will be ur- rulgned In the Superior Court hero February 10, .according to the district attorney's office.' -*RABBIT BREEDERS' MEETING Date of a meeting of the Kern County Rabbit Breeders' Association has been changed from February 16 to Thursday night of this week. The session will be held at the high school agriculture building. BURTCH IMPROVING L. A. Burtch, county ugrlcultura commissioner suffering from u' ollgh nttock of pneumonia, was reported tp day to be making good progress to ward recovery. The official Is recelv Ing attention at the county hospital. TAFT, Fob. 8.—Francis Marlon Brock, 76, a native of Illinois, passed away during the night at his home on ho General Petroleum Corporation was found lying on the floor of his home this morning by hlH son-in-law, IV. L. Hillard. Brock was ready for jed ut the time he fell, evidently the result of a heart attack. Born October 6, 1857, Mr. Brock had •eslded on tho West Side for tho past 22 years and for five years prior to 920 had lifcn employed by the General Petroleum. Ho leaves three daughters, Mrs. W. L. Hlllard, Mrs. F. R. Axley of Buena Park, Calif., and Mrs. J. M. Mendonhall of Baltl- nore; three sons, F. D. Brock of Geuda Springs. Kan.; O. O. Brock of Minneapolis, Kan., and Claude L. Brock of San Francisco; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one Brother, W. L. Brock of Pueblo, Colo. The remains are at the Taft Funeral Homo awaiting arrangements for funeral rites. school was 1026 students, Indicating the transfer or dropping of 70 students during the first semester. Junior college enrollment figures are as follows: Live enrollment September 10, 1932, beginning of semester, 190 students; llvo enrollment, January 27, close of first semester, 240 students; live enrollment, February 6, beginning of second semester, 207 students. Total enrollment for the term In the junior college was 356 students, Indicating transfer or dropping of 89 students during .the term. In the high school, to care for the added students occasioned by grndua- Combine of Potato Raisers Is Looming: To consider co-operative marketing plans for potiitons with Stockton growers, all potato furmura In this county are Invited to meet nt the RichUind schoolhouso on Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock, Wood Stono and J. J. Siemenn, committee in charge of arrangements for the meeting, announced here today. Possibility that a combine between these two great potato growing regions of tho state may be effected. Is held by certain growers In this county who believe the plan might result In great benefits for potato growers here. Folks and Facts * * * * * * Bits of Hotel Gossip * + * * * * Local Brevities . O. KENNEDY, district traffic t manager for United Air Lines, Lax Angeles office, and Don Illuck, head | of the snmo company's news bureau, also located In Los Angeles, were In Biikersfleld today to confer with II. O. Donaldson, local manager for Pacific Air Transport, subsidiary of United. G USTAVUS SCHAMBL1N. 78, chairman of the board of directors and general manager of the Pioneer Mercantile Company, died suddenly last night while vacation- Ing In Long Beuch. Death came to the pioneer Bnkorsfleld business man while he was conversing with friends In the Princess hotel In bong Hench. A heart attack, which occurcd nt 8:46 p. m., ended his life. He had left Bakersfleld for a week's vacation in the southland. The remains will be brought to the Payne & Son chapel, und Friday, nt 2 p. m., Masonic rites will he conducted at the Masonic Temple here, r,nd Interment will follow In the family plot at Union cemetery. Leaves Family He leaves a widow, Mrs. Florence Schamblln of S07 East Twenty-first ptreet, and three sons and a daughter. Tho children nro F. G. R. Scham- jlln. C. H. M. Schamblln, Leo A. Schamblln nnd Flora Schamblln, all of Uufcersflold. Gustuvus Schamblln was borri.Au- gust 30, ISno, In Wnldenburg, Germany. Early in' life he became 'an apprentice In n large watch factory it Wnldenburg, but Inter studied bookkeeping nnd business correspondence In German and French. He came to [he United Stutes In 1877, spent a year in New York City, where he enlisted as n prlvnto In Company B, Twentieth United States Infantry, and later served with his command In Indian Territory. Later he was'transferred with.his regiment to Fort Asslnlbolne In Montana, wHcro, he was promoted to a sergeant, and after being honorably Ulsrtmrned 111 1883 ho came to San Francisco. Came Here in 1886 .Tlo settled In Biikersfleld in 1886, filling' clerical positions here until 1S!)2, wlii-ii ho was employed by the Kern County Land Company. Tho year 1899 found him embarked upon u buslnesK career of his own which was destined to lead him to the top rank In Bukersfteld's mercantile circles. Tils first venture was a small, one- room establishment,' situated where tho California theater now stands. There he conducted his business, and kept books for Harry Peacock, who was shipping milk Into Bukersfleld from the north. Both his own business, und thut of Peacock, grew so rapidly that they were forced to separate. His next location was at tho corner of Twentieth nnd I streets. Then he moved to u larger place on I street between Nineteenth und Twentieth streets. Pioneer Mercantile Company was Incorporated In 1911 und In 1914 moved to the present location ut the corner of Twentieth and'l .streets. Enter* -Radio Field Always u pioneer, he entered Into development of television, und under tho Pioneer Mercantile Company mime sponsored experiments thut resulted in establishment of television station \VBXAH In this city. He was u, member of tho Bakersfield lodge, No. 26U, Bunevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Caledonia lodge, F. & A. M., Kern Valley Chapter No. 75. R. A. Al.; Duki-rsfleld Cominiindery No. 39. Knights Templar; Al Mnlnlkuh Temple, X. M. S., of LO.H Angelas; nnd the Los Angeles Consistory No. 3, Scottish Rite, During his 47 years of residence In IlakorHl'lcld, the plonnur business man gathered u host of friends, who were shocked today to learn of his. death, Stato officials stopping ru TIntel Padre while In the city Include C. r. Olson of the state department. Sacramento: II. J. Carlisle of tho state highway rommisslon, Fresno, and Cl. IT. Slater, state department attache, of Lon Angeles. DECLINE OF 20 Depression and the "gin marriage law," have cut down the scoring av- erngo of that ordinarily expert archer, Dun Cupid, In this county, at any rate. Lnst year, In Kern county. 551 couples went, through the' "I do" contract while In 1931, tho total was Among Fresnaus registered at Hotel I 571. according to the county clerk's Padra today are C. B. Stewart, Insurance man; Roy Hunt, Sunte Fe rail- roud representative; H. J. Weir of Srhwabiicher-l'rey Company. und Monte 1'fylfi, Sun Joaquln Light und Power Company official. Second in the series of Wednesday evening dances being sponsored by the drum nnd bugle corps of Frank S. Reynolds Post, American Legion, will be held at La Granada ballroom tonight. Legion Commander to Speak on. Radio Frank S. Reynolds Post, American Legion, was notified today that Louis A. Johnson, national commander of the Legion, will be heard over' tho radio In an International hookup from Montreal, Canada, tonight. The broadcast will bo carried over the entire National Broadcasting Company chain from 9:30 until 10 o'clock, eastern standard time; 8:30 until 7 o'clock Pacific time. The famous Black Waleh band will take- purt In tho radio program. Mining Equipment Suit Is Submitted The suit of O. Perry Rlker, ugulnst George Benko, Joe Shea and Ray Miller has been submitted to Superior Judge Krwln W. Owen. The plaintiff alleges he has legal right to mining equipment held by the defendants. He asks Judgment for $2500 and other oost.s as damages for losa of the property. Manon & Wlndhum, of Los Angeles appeared for tho plaintiff and Slemon & Claflln for the defendants. Guests at Hotel El Tejou today Include Mlas Doris Crenshitw, representative of the Los Angeles Soup Company. A. R. Kahn, of the Zellerbach Paper Company, Is a guest at Hotel El Tejon. He came here from Fresno on a business mission. The same falling off In marriages throughout the state Is noted In the state figures which glvo the total for 1932 nt 43,164, a decrease of 4357 under thut of the previous year. There have been. In other times, more than 06,000 marriages In one year In this state. -*- E. B. Abrams, of the Fox Theaters, In Los Angeles, Is here today on business and is a guest at Hotel Kl Tejon. F. B. Slmms, of the Shell Oil Company, is hero froni Los Angeles, and Is u guest at Hotel Kl Tejon. C. A. Cornell of Chicago Is registered ut the Padre while transacting business In this district. Taft Expenses Kept WithinCut Budget TAFT, l''eb. 8.—R«ports from the commissioners at the regular meeting- of the city trustees show each department of the city being kept up under the lute curtailment program. Much time was spont by the board members In reading und discussing a new ordinance planned to Include all professions and business activities with a view of collecting license fees. The ordinance was given a first read- Ing Monday night, and will be (riven a final reading ut the next regular meet- Ing in two weeks, at which time It will bo properly drafted. City Clerk Chester Page was Instructed to secure Information relative to tho Installation of water ' heaters.
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