The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on February 9, 1933 · Page 11
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 11

Bakersfield, California
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Thursday, February 9, 1933
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EDITORIALS Thin iiection contains the latent local' news, world sports, edl- torlaiM, a big, thrilling serial and news of gerterul Interest. PHONE 31 WANT ADS Classified Advertising Columns of The Bakersfleld Callfornlan oloso promptly at 11 o'clock a. tn. every day. ' LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1933 PAGES 11 TO 18 COUNCILMAN, POLICE CHIEF STAGE FIST FIGHT ADVICE TO KERN FARMERS GIVEN ; HERE1 REPORT M. A. Lindsay Releases Late Outlook on Agriculture Issued by Experts CROP REDUCTION URGED Elimination of Acreage Not • Under Cultivation Also Is Recommended •ELIMINATION 'of all marginal <*•<* acreage, reduction in production and marketing costs where possible and restriction of shipments arc among the recommendations made to California ranchers In the 1933 agricultural outlook released by M. A. Lindsay, farm adviser here for the University of California's extension service In this county. Quoting the report, Mr. Lindsay Bay a: "In 1932 comparisons show farm prices averaged 07 per cent less than the 1922-29 average, whereas during the same period prices of commodities that farmers buy declined only 28 per cent. "By eliminating unprofitable acre- acre and restricting shipments In many instances, California farmers would gain additional advantage over t'he slight Increase In domestic demand for the furm products of the state, anticipated before the end of the 1333 crop marketing season, It Is pointed out. No improvement In foreign demand this year Is seen, unless International trade barriers are lowered or money exchange rates of foreign countries Improve before shipment of California products Is started." Brief Summary Mr. Lindsay's brief recapitulation of the summaries welevent to this county, by-products, or commodities, follows: California alfalfa prices for 1033 nre likely to •average about the same as for 1932 unless yields are unusually high or unusually low during the coming season. No Indication of changes in such price-Influencing factors ns acreage to be cut for hay, jlnd Increase In number of cows, is seen. For the next few years, better price trends for apricots are forecast as peak in production has about been reached. Average production is likely to be below the largo crops of 193132. Present nonbearlng acreage is lees than ono-lmlf the amount ordinarily needed for replacements. Although export movement of canned apricots has slowed down materially, HO excessive carry-over Is anticipated in 1933. Gradual rise In prices for dried apricots is seen over a period of years. Barley 4 Unless the 1933 barley crop Is unusually short, the price In California, is likely to remain low relative to local price of wheat, and equally low relative to price of barley in principal grain markets of the middle west. Indications nre the California carryover of barley into 1933 will be very large. If acreage for the 1933 harvest equals the 1926-1930 average and yields are as high, 737,000 tons may be expected. Added to the carryover, this would again place supplies above 1,000,000 tons, almost certain to exceed combined requirements of export and domestic feed In 1933-34. Upswing In cycle of beef cattle numbers Is .still underway, and 1933 prices are likely to average as low or lower than were received lasf year. Slaughter supplies of both cattle and calves are expected to be somewhat larger In 1933 than In 1932. No ma- te^ial Improvement in demand for meatH over that prevailing last year is to be seen. Cotton In absence of marked Improvement In* business activity and employment throughout the world, 1933 cotton prices "are expected to be low unless the American crop Is very short, intimated world supply of American cotton for 1932-33 Is now 25,700,000 bales, only 300,000, bales less than the record supply of 1931-32, and 2,200,000 bales creator than the large supply of 192027. Carryover of American cotton at the beginning of the 1933 marketing Beason may prove to be nearly equal to world consumption of American cotton during 1932-33, Because of Increase In number of <Ialry cows, continued heavy production of dairy products In the United States Is forecast for the coming year. Aggregate feed-grain, hay and feed- stuff supplies for 1932-33 are sufficient to maintain milk production at the prevailing level, and to permit present rato of expansion of herds. Demand this year Is not likely to average any bettor than last year. As low or lower prices are expected for 1933 than were received In 1932. « • Grapes Continued reduction of grape acreage and shipment restriction programs are seen as the only, methods of combatting present unprofitable surpluses In table, raisin and wine grapes. Greater foreign competition for California raisins Is expected. No price improvement is In sight unless marketing and transportation are reduced as low IIH ,the general level of nil-commodity prices, or demand Increases much more than can reasonably be expected. , While domestic demand for hot? produotB this year will not be improved materially, foreign demand for American hog products may be somewhat strengthened. Decrease in number of hogs will probably be largely rtffset by increase in average weights. Little Increase In the 1933 spring pig ortip in the United States is indicated, but substantial reduction In European hog produotlpn seems probable.^West- NO NEED FOR WORKERS IN VALLEY ARE A I MPERIAL valley hai an abundance of tabor, Wlllard Marsh, •peclal agent for the U. S. employment aervlce, reported today, In warning wbrkere that anyone going to that dlitrlct In tearch for employment will be disappointed. "The employment situation In Imperial valley U acute at the preient time," he said, "and permanent residents of that area are aecurlng preference on any and all work, whether private or public." LIONS 10 ATTEND Central San Joaquin Group Will Hold' Conference in Valley City Henry E. Mattson and R. A. Anderson, past president and secretary, re- epectlvely, of Bakersfleld Lions Club, will represent the club at tonight's meeting in Fowler of the Central San Joaquln Council. of Lions Clubs, according to announcement by President William E. Patrick. Motion pictures showing the manufacture of radio tubes and provided through the courtesy of James Booth entertained the clubmen during their luncheon in El Tejon hotel Wednesday. The program also Included several piano numbers by Horace Krebs. Announcement was made by Glen E. Stow, treasurer of the club milk fund, that uftless steps are taken to replenish the fund the club will have to curtail HH program of providing milk for needy families. Ways and means of replenishing the fund will be discussed at the monthly meeting of the directors to be held In the office of Rush Richardson, 401 Nineteenth street, Friday evening at 7:30 o'clock. The welfare and rodeo committees will meet with the directors. President Patrick will represent the club at tonight's annual banquet of the Y. M.I C. A. In First Baptist Church, when Walter Dexter, president of Whlttler College and president of Whlttier Lions Club, will be the chief speaker. OF WALTZ Prize winners in tho old-fashioned waltz which each Wednesday evening features the dances being sponsored at La Granada ballroom by the drum and bugle corps of Frank S. Reynolds Post, American Legion, last night were as follows: Dorothy Mann and J. Glass, Dorothy Perry and Jeff Maxwell. Peggy and Bernard Daly, C. W. Sherrlll and Carrie Hill, and Viola Miller and Jerry Fisher. On February 22 at the grand military ball which -will conclude the series, they will compete with the winners of other weekly contests for tho grand prize. (Continued on Page Seventeen} Altmiller Elected Taft Council Chief . N'ew officers of the Taft Central Labor Council were elected at this week's regular meeting to carry on the work for 1S33. Officers elected were W. L. Altmiller, from the Barbers' local, president; Bert Barnhart, painter's local, vice-president; Fred Garner, painter's local, secretary-treasurer; F. W. Peck, plumber'K local, recording secretary; William Head, carpenter's local, sergeant-at-arms; Ann Mathias, Ina Fleener, culinary workers, and A. O. Champlln, barber's local, trustees. Delegates from Taft locals reported that work Is fair and most of the members are working part time. Members of organized labor were Invited to attend tho second annual "Hello America" radio hour on the night of February 11 at the Lincoln school auditorium. Folks and Facts * * * * * * Bits of Hotel Gossip * * f . * * * * Local Brevities Former' Illinois residents of Kern county are invited to attend tho annual Illinois picnic scheduled next Monday at _Blxby Park, Long Beach. Dr. Jacob Dlehl, president of Carthage College, Carthage, 111., will be tho principal speaker. O. Frederlckson and A. L. Jones of Oakland are In the city Inspecting activities at the new Chester avenue bridge project. The former Is one of the owners of the contracting firm. They are stopping at the Padre. Among oil men at Hotel Padre are S. L. Bowers, Pennzoll Company, Fresno, and A. 1C. Coyle, Associated, H. Shock of the Texas Company and J. M. Fairchlld of tho Texas Company, all of Ijos Angeles. R. C. Stoner, former Bakersfleld resident now associated with the Standard Oil Company tn San Francisco, Is a visitor In'Bakersfleld and is registered at Hotel Padre. Leo D. Sherry, Dodge Motors representative, Is registered at the Padre from Sun Francisco. Drunken Driving Allegations to Be Decided by Jury 'Here Late Today BOTH SIDES REST CASES Rancher Blamed for Hitting Traffic Officer Reynolds With Automobile A KTER a second hearing before a • rl Kern county Jury, the case of J. V. McKIbben will be submitted to a jury in the Superior Court late today. McKIbben is accused by the state of having driven an automobile while Intoxicated. The first Jury hearing the testimony was unable to arrive at a verdict and the district attorney's office ordered retrial of the case. McKIbben Is the driver whose car struck and seriously Injured Traffic Officer Joe Reynolds while he was engaged In making brake tests on Union avenue. The traffic officer was confined to a hospital for months before he was able to be removed to his home. Offlcere Testify Traffic officers testified that Mc- KIbben 'showed the effects of alcohol when he was arrested Immediately after the accident. McKlbben's defense, interposed by his attorneys, Rowen Irwln, veteran criminal lawyer, and H. E. Schmidt, former district attorney, Is that he has. poor motor control due to having suffered from Infantile paralysis. He had had a bottle of beer on the day of the accident, it was testified. The traffic officers at the scene of the accident testified McKIbben had driven his cur over two big signs they had on the highway Indicating they were engaged In making brake tests. After knocking over the signs with his car McKIbben drove on and struck. Reynolds, according to testimony. Cases Rested Lat« today each rested Its case before Superior Judge R. B. Lambert. Tom Scott, assistant district attorney opened the argument for the state, to the Jury, after which he was followed by H. E. Schmidt, for tho defendant. It Is assumed that Attorney Rowen Irwln will conclude for the defendant after which Mr. Scott will offer the state's final summary. Judge Lambert will instruct the jurors on the law and the case will be submitted for consideration a second time. ENAMORED OF SMITH WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.—Alfred E. Smith, the "Happy Warrior" became a romantic hero here today. He stumbled Into the arms of four pretty girls but hardly In the best accepted Don Juan stylte. It was all a surprise to Smith, and to the girls an well. Girls jammed'the elevator at the Reconstruction Finance Corporation today and asked for tho ninth floor. They knew Smith was in conference with corporation directors and that there la a tiny clock alongside tho glass In the boardroom door. The girls lined up and peeked through the crack. Suddenly Smith ended his speech and decided ho wanted a drink of water. He opened the door and stumbled into the group of surprised girls. Later," during a lull In the conference, scores of girls crowded Into the room and shook Smith's hand. Chairman Pomerene wanted to get on with business. "No." said Smith, "not until I've said 'hello' to all these lovfely girls. And did they like It! DEFENDANTS IN CRASH SUIT TAKE BLAME FOR ACCIDENT J OHN W. WIMMER Is asking Judgment for 17500 In the Superior Court against the Petroleum Securities Company and Thomas P, Ryan for Injuries suffered In an automobile collision. This statement of fact differs In no respect from hundreds of automobile accident cases filed for hearing her*, and blanks might be used for the names of litigants and the amount of money and the sentence used as a "stock lead" for al| similar stories. However, when Attorney James Pstrlnl, who rspresents the defendants, arose In court today to apeak to the jurors, he eald meet accident caaes have two Important points: whether the defendant was careless and his negligence thus caused the accident, and to what extent the plaintiff was Injured. "In thle case," Attorney Pstrlnl said to the Jury, "we admit the defendant was careless, Now alt you have to decide Is the amount of money to give the plaintiff In your judgment." "It seems," he continued, nodding toward Attorney M. S. Plati, who represents the plaintiff, "that we can't get together on the amount of money the plaintiff should receive, so It will be up to you Jurors to decide thnt amount." . Mr. Petrlnl went on to explain that the court, Superior Judge Er- wln W. Owen, would Inetruct the Jurors that pity would not be a factor In their Judgment, but simply the facts of the case. The collision between the two cars occurred seven miles southwest of Avanel In Kings county on January 26, 1932. Mr. Wlmmer suffered bruises, lacerations and sprains, according to the complaint. ALIEN 10 BE BYU.S.AGEN1 11 Chinese, One Mexican and One Japanese Arrested in Kern County 13 MEN ARE SENT SOUTH Will Be Placed on Vessels at San Pedro and Sent Out of America Veterans to Stage Rally on Saturday Private Harold Brown post, Veterans of the. Foreign Wars, will hold a veterans' rally In the Eagles hall, at 1714 G street, at 8 p. m. next Saturday night. All veterans of all wars are Invited to attend, those In charge of arrangements said today. Matters of vital interest to veterans will be discussed at the rally. Light refreshments will bo served after the meeting. The post will have 25 recruits who will be obligated by th.> commander- In-chlef In a radio initiation program. At last night's meeting, final arrangements were made for the second annual "Hello America" broadcast, which will originate In Washington, D. C., over NBC and KPO, KECA and KFSD, California stations, will be Included In the national hookup. The broadcast will begin at 8:30 p. m. Saturday. Entertainment Will Be Legion Feature Varied program of entertainment has been arranged for members of Frank S. Reynolds Post, American Legion, following their weekly business meeting In Legion hall at 8 o'clock thla evening. Larry King Is chairman of the committee In charge of arrangements. THREE SEAMEN BURNED MARE ISLAND, Feb. 9. (U. P.)— Three men were Injured seriously and 50 others were sprayed with metal, steam and gas when a cylinder head exploded on the U. S, S. Vestal, destroyer tender tied up at tho naval dock here today. S. Caudlll, W. W. Nock and T. F. Garrott, seamen, were burned. YJ.C.A. SET FOR Expect More Than 300 Will Gather at First Annual Banquet of Group Conclusion of a year which has witnessed extension of the Y. M. C. A. program In Kern county on a greater scale than ever before In the history of the organization, expansion from a few scattered un^ts of 12 months a'go to the present large and compact organization embracing "Y" groups attended by more than 260 high school and Junior college students throughout the county and sponsoring athletic activities In which more than 1000 youths have taken part, will be observed at the first annual Kern county Y. M. C. A. banquet In tho First Baptist Church here tonight. More than 300 persons are expected to take advantage of the general Jn- vltatlon extended to the public to Join the Y. M. C. A. In celebrating the anniversary of the birth of its Kern county committee. State and valley executives of the Y. M. C. A., as well n« all local leaders and persons Interested In the movement will be In attendance. They will hear reports summarizing activity of the past year and assist In launching a program for next year which will carry on the work on an even moro extensive scale. The principal speaker of the evening will be Dr. Walter F. Dexter, president of Whlttler College, one who Is known throughout the west as an educator and lecturer of note. A. J. Ferguson, who has served as chairman of the Kern county committee for the past year, will preside at a business session at which directors for tho coining year will bo selected. A program of musical numbers by the local high school brass quartet and the Shafter High boys' glee club has been arranged for by H. K. Dlckson, program chairman for the evening. The banquet Is scheduled for 6:30 o'clock, and Is open to all persona Interested in the Y. M. C. A. movement, men and women alike, regardless of whether they have taken active part In Y. M. C. A. work In the past. 4 « » LICENSE PLATES DELAYED SET FOR TOMORROW Caledonia I^odgc No. 486, F. & A. M., will have charge of the funeral rites for Gustavua Schamblln, 78- year-old Bakersfleld business man, who died Tuesday night In a Long Beach hotel. Knights Templar will provide the, funeral escort Tho rites will be held in the Masonic temple at 2 p. m. tomorrow and Interment will follow at Union cemetery. The remains He in state at Payne & Son chapel. Pallbearers will be Judge Erwln W. Owen, T. N. .Harvey, Mayor Harry Headen, F. E. Borton, A. L. Pomeroy and Frank Hatmes. Chess Tournament Slated for Friday Next round of tho chess tournament sponsored by Bakersflold Chess Club, will be held Friday evening Ht First Congregational Church. Play will begin at 7:30 o'clock. At thn last session, Fred Hoar defeated Fred Grlbble, A. E. Stegeman was winner over Leon Guthrle, E. W. Braddon defeated Mr. Frey, R. Neville won over A. E. Johnston, and S. M. Hequembourg won In his match with Percy Chamberlain. Two Obstacles to $90,000,000 Loan (United Trend J.catted Wire) WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.—Former Governor Alfred E. Smith announced after a conference with Reconstruction Finance Corporation directors today that the only remaining obstacles to loans of more than $80,000,000 for New York state construction projects were questions of Interest rates and security. BOMB DESTROYS STATION LONDON, Feb. 9. (U. P.)—The railway station at Corunna, Spain, was destroyed by a dynamite explosion early today, tho Exchange Telegraph Company reported from Madrid. There were no casualties In the explosion, which wan believed to be connected with labor troubles. Flood of Last-Minute Mail Retards State Vehicle Department's Work Kern motor vehicle owners who hnvo not received their 1333 license plates, even though application was made by mall several weeks ago, were advised today by the department of motor vehicles In Sacramento, not to bo alarmed If licenses have not arrived. It was stated the plates will be forwarded Just as soon as possible and no motorist who has applied for them will be molested by traffic officers. Russell Bevans, registrar of the department, explained that so mony applications ihave boon received within the last two weeks by mall that It has been Impossible for the department's staff to keep up with them. As a result many anxious applicants have phoned or written about their plates. Motorists who have moved within the last year were asked to make sure that the new address was given on the application or that they had left forwarding addresses with tho postal authorities. Plates arc sent to the address shown on the certificate of registration. * All who have not applied may do so up until midnight of February 14 without paying the delinquency penalty. liEEBiSHERS JN DEBT MacDonald, Runciman and Chamberlain Listed Officially • ( Antedated I'ret* Wire) LONDON, Feb. 9.—Premier Ramsay MacDonald and Ministers Neville Chamberlain und Walter Runciman were reported officially listed today as the British Mission which will go to Washington next month to talk over tho war debt. An Indication that this mission would not remain In the United States long was soon In the reported plans for a preliminary delegation which would leave the United States next week. It was expected In high quarters that a group of financial ex- p?rts from government offices would return with Ambassador" Sir Ronald Lindsay, who is leaving then. While Mr. Chamberlain's statement that there must be "no swapping" at Washington seemed to prevent any possible satisfaction of President- elect Roosevelt's desire for trndn concessions, the reported Inclusion of Runciman on the mission may alter these prospects. As president of tho board of trado, Runciman Is reputedly more familiar with Great Britain's commercial probloms than any other cabinet member and his word would curry great weight In the British mission if tariff matters were broached. Hamilton Garland Weds Jean Barry /United I'rrm Lriifrd V<r«) BUZZARDS BAY, Mass.. Fob. !>.— Hamilton Garland, who onco spurned ai million-dollar bequest because he believed all men should be paid equally, was honeymooning today with the former Jean Barry, New York dancer and divorced wife of Dave PI tzgl boons. They came to the Garland mansion Immediately afrer their recent secret marriage at Bel-Air, Calif. Garland finally accepted his share of his father's 16,000,000 estate after he was divorced from Irene Mann, local art devotee now living in Mexico City. Entertainment Will Be Meeting Feature A skit e.ntltled "When the Raindrops Patter on the Old Tin Hat" will be presented tomorrow when members of the Veterans Luncheon Club hold their regular weekly meeting at the St. Francla Cafe, according to Skipper Tom Carter. Detective L. K. Baker, a member of the club, U providing the entertainment. Bongs and dances by talented artists will be Included In tho program of entertainment. THIRST move In a wholesale depor- •*- tatlon of 11 Chinese, one Mexican and one Japanese, charged with being In this country without proper entry papers, waa mado today when United ' States Immigration Officer John E. Weaver, assisted by deputies, took the 13 alleged aliens to Los Angeles and San Pedro, whero they will bo placed aboard ships and sent to their homelands. Those who are to be deported am Sue Deow, Sue Chlng, Look Way, Sue Hung, Sum Kay, Yat Yo, Sow Sick, Ling Ah, Sow Gokfon, Chen Yook, Yew Yet Yuen, Sam Gonzales Castcll and T. Arakahl. Many Arrested The 11 Chinese were arrested recently when Immigration officers from southern California points converged on Hanford in a raid which netted several seoro Chinese arrests and resulted In the detention of the ones taken south today. Castcll, tho Mexican, was held here for many weeks, upon request of authorities In Ohio, who Identified him as an escape from u prison there. Authorities In tho eastern state, however, evidenced no desire to send officers here for the man, and Sheriff Cos Walser turned him over to Officer Weaver, who had Investigated Cos- toll's past and found evidence Indicating ho had entered this country from Mexico In an Illegal manner. Arakahl, tho Japanese, was arrested In a raid here several weeks ago, and will be sent to the land of the rising sun. Break Valley Ring Arrest of the 11 Chinese and the one Japanese, officials said, broke up the center of an alien smuggling ring which had its headquarters in Hanford and agencies in almost every city of the San Joaquln valley. . Tho aliens, officers have discovered were brought Into this country In many novel manners. Sumo have boon discovered en route here In trucks and empty piano boxes carried on trucks, others have been taken hero by airplane, and the most daring of them all, according to apparently authentic Information, was effected when a burly man with the appearance of an officer brought on alien north as his companion, apparently In his custody and under arrest. Address by Guy Jaggard, member of Bakersfleld High School faculty, on "American Political Foibles," will be a highlight of tonight's meeting in Masonic temple, open to all Masons and their friends. Raymond Taylor, master of Libertas lodge, will preside. Tho meeting will begin at 8 o'clock. Other features of tho program will Include vocal numbers by Edna Overton, accompanied by Frank Hornkohl, pianist, and accordion numbers by Frances Overton. U. S. HIT BV OF TARIFF (A*noclated Pre»« //eascrf Wtre) BERLIN, Feb. !H—Increases in tariff charges, drastically curtailing, If not prohibiting, livestock and lard Imports, were Issued today by Alfred Hugenberg, the minister of economics and agriculture, effective February 15. The new tariffs represent Increases ranging up to (100 per cent, particularly affecting North and South American exporters. Roughly two-thlrdf! of Germany's lard requirements ar« furnished by the United States. Tho government In a statement said that the tariffs wer» to protect German livestock prices, which generally were 60 per cent of prewar prices. •• i $3364 Is Asked in Kern Civil Action TV. H. Hlle, in a complaint foreclosure based on a mechanic's lien, is suing Edward Thornton and other de- fondants acklng judgment for J33fi4.34 which IIH alleges IK due to him for survlces ns a mine superintendent for the defendants' claims In sections 26, 27, 34 and 35, of township 22 south, range 32 east. CARD OF THANKS I want to express my appreciation for the many words of sympathy and the acts of kindness aci-orded me during my recent bereavement. Especially do I wish to thank the Sisters of Mercy staff and the nurse staff at the Mercy Hospital. (Signed) BONNIE MCDONALD. CAR CATCHES FIRE Short circuit In -an automobile parked at '.'530 Nineteenth Htreet last night brought out the fire department, shortly before 7 o'clock. The blaae, was extinguished before any dumugo had been done. CARLOCK AND WEBSTER IN BATTLE FOLLOWING DISCUSSION ON LIQUOR CTORY of a one-round, uo-declslon bout In which Chief of Police Font ^ Webster and City Councilman Howard Carlock traded punches on a downtown street corner last evening because the latter said he had heard one of the chief's sleuths was "bootlegging on the side," had turned the city hall Into a buzzing kettle of excitement today. Both officials confirmed the story. Patrolman Hill Richardson confirmed It, too, as he rubbed a sore lump on his Jaw for he was the only casualty. The bystanders report It like this: The councilman and the police chief were standing on Nineteenth, street near tho Intersection of IX street, trading heated words. Allegations of fabrications were heard and the chief led with his right. He missed, but there was power In the punch for the chief swung himself off his feet. In an Instant he was up again and swinging. The j councilman swung. i Both Miss I Both officials had their sights set wrong and tholr blows fell short, box- Ing experts who viewed the encounter said. Patrolman Richardson, who had stepped up to tho scene, solved that problem. Ho walked between the two and took tho only nquaro blow that was landed -flush on what sports fans call "the button." Neither the chief nor the councilman knew which one had hit the patrolman but It was n good straight right with a lot of steam and neither should bo ashamed to claim It, the spectators said. The battle was over. And horo Is what tho chief had to say: "Councilman Carlock at least twice has made allegations that liquor was being taken from tho police evidence storeroom by Officer Otto Herkman and being sold by u kinsman of the officer. When ho mado tho allegation again last evening I called officer Richardson over to hear It. Alleges Slander " 'That's slander,' I told tho councilman, 'and 1 want witness to hear you say It. and it Isn't true.' and I called him a liar, and we both Von can't prove It HP culled inn a liar started (twinging. don't think either of us was hit, but Hill Richardson certainly took one. "Heckman has a good slander suit against Carlock and suinolhliiK's going to he done about It. .Several times the councilman has said he's going to get my Job and tho jobs (if several others on the force, whether he's reelected or not." And Councilman Carlock ways: "It didn't amount to anything at all. Things have come to a pretty pass If a city councilman cannot, nsk the chief of pollen to Investigate something without receiving u punch on the Jaw. "I didn't say Officer Heckman was taking tho liquor from tho storeroom. I said I had heard he was and that tho rumor should bo Investigated. Demands Proof "The chief called me a liar and told me I would have to prove It. "Then ho called Officer Richardson over and told ma I would have to say It In front of a witness. "There were a few more words and the chief took a swing at me and fell down. As soon as h« got up he started swinging ngaln and I had to defend myself. That's all there waa to It." And Patrolman Richardson says: "Well, they can't fight on my beat!" SCOUI LEADERS PLANJPTIES District Committee Will Take Over Recreational Center Near Bluffs (Vnltrd I'rr** hrnnril Wire) MODESTO, Feb. 9.—Four Modesto men were turned over to Alameda county authorities today to face possible kidnaping and assault charges as result of what local Officers said was a flareup In a bay district-central California liquor war. Tho quartet—Salvador, Nick and Pasky Curcl and E. Varnl—wore/ arrested here after they assertedly were Identified as the armed mi;n who hijacked a load of alcohol from an Onk- jiind rum runner and kept him prisoner all night during the holiday "business rush." The Curcl brothers also were charged by Modesto authorities with "shaking down" Modesto speakeasies in an attempt to force them to buy their liquor from the Curcls. One speakeasy W.IH wrecked by tho trio, police claimed, when the proprietor refused to accept a r. O. D. shipment of whisky allegedly pent him by tho brothers). 4 . » Insurance Rates on Autos Are Reduced District Manager U. A. MoKlnnon, of the Farmers Automobile Intprlnsur- ance Exchange, haa, received word that the automobile rates of his company have been reduced within the city limits of Bakersfteld. Careful selection of risks In this territory by his agency, has resulted In a low average loss ratio for the past fwo years and has resulted In the decreased rates, District Manager McKlnnon nald. His firm has been operating In Bakersfleld for the, past four years and during that ttm« has acquired a membership of approximately 2000 In this district. Old members as well as new will share In the reduced rates.' I Crippled Children's Specialist Coining Doctor H. H. Markel. orthopedic ' specialist from San Francisco, will i bold the next crippled children's cllnii- at Kern General Hospital, Thursday, March 2, ut 1:30 p. in., it was announced today by Doctor Jo« Smith, county health officer and head of ICern General. Recreational and educational enterprises for the first half of 1833 were outlined at this week's meeting of scoutmasters and troop leaders. One of the chief topics for discussion waa Improvement of the scouts' recreation cetitor at tho foot of China grade. The conference was held In the office of Doctor F. A. Graham at tho call of District Commissioner H. M. Baker. Tho district commltten Is taking over the expired lease of tho Kern County Council on the recreational center and Is planning to put the plunge there in good condition with a regulation fence around It and Improve the grounds In general through troop activity. Plan Kite Day A kite day will be held on ri site to bn .selected east of Haker.'fleld on March 10. 'Home-made kites will bo used. IT. R. Gilstrap Is In charge of tills activity. Honorable discharges are to be given Scouts who have left troops after having made a creditable record und upon giving satisfactory reason." for leaving. These awards are to be made ut annual home-coming events. Commissioner Baker hns mado a sorles of work hooks for use of Merit Budge Clubs. The first club to be organized Is the Merit Nature Club, which will study such subjects as ns- tronomy, bird study, botany, conservation, mining, reptile study, insect. study, and weather. These clubs are open to all persons who are at least 12 years of age. Credits are given for each part of any subject which counts townrd degrees. The first hike will bo for adultH and will be held Sunday at 1 o'clock p. m., beginning at tho south end of the Kern rlvor bridge and tho subject will be "Birds." Will Plan Trips All Scoutmasters were urged to begin planning on Hummer troop camping. Troop 7 is planning a packing trip to the top of Mount Whitney. President Hoover's streamer for the flag staff Is to be awarded those troops upon application that have shown satisfactory progress In Scouting, held tho proper number of meetings, and Increased in membership. Troop committees are urged to make application Immediately. As soon as tho certificates arrive for those who; successfully completed the scoutmasters' training class this winter a week-end class will bo held at a wlto to bo selected. At present 35 men and women are taking tho first-aid work at the high school that Is being given in connection with the five-year Sconters' training course. Another meeting will be held Tuee- day evening, February 21. Youngster Born to Beckendorf Family A daughter, born Friday, February 3, to Mr. and Mrs. Kdwln R. Beckendorf of Route 6, Box 382. has been christened Catherine Lucille Irene Beckendorf. The new addition to tho Rviikendorf family was greeted by a brother and three sisters, Allen, Grace, June .and Marlon. The father Is n popular member of the carrier staff of the post office department here. WHAT DO YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT AMERICA'S FIRST' PRESIDENT? How much do you really know about tho first President of the United States? The average American knows about the cherry tree, tho winter nt Vallny Forgo, crossing the Delaware, and tho fact thnt Washington commanded tho Revolutionary forces and then became tho first hrjtd of tlio government, and little more, and lie's not sure of his dates and details nbout that. Here is a booklet that t«llR th" complete story of the Father of His Country, with many anecdotes about him that Illustrate his character. Snnd ten cents In coin for your copy, using this coupon. Tlio Hnkersfleld Callfornlan Information Bureau Frederic J. Haskln, Director, Washington, D. C. I herewith 10 cents in j coin cV.'irefnlly wrapped) for a ropy of the booklet on "George 1 Washington." Nuine.. Street.. City State.... \

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