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EDITORIALS This section contains the latest Ideal news, world sports, editorials, a big, thrilling aerial and news of general Interest, PHONE 31 WANT ADS Classified Advertising Columns of The Bakersfleld CallfornlAn close promptly at 11 o'clock a. m. overy day. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1933 PAGES 9 TO 16 GEARHART TO SPEAK AT BIG LEGION MEETING *. * Change Civic Commercial Name to Chamber of Commerce YJ.C.A. ATTRACTS OF 250PERSONS Board of Directors of Kern Organization Expanded to 23 Members J. F. FABER NEW CHIEF Dr. Walter Dexter Speaker at First Annual Meet of Association R EORGANIZATION and enlargement of the Kern County Y. M. C. A. board of directors for the coming year and election of J. P. Faber as chairman, succeeding A. J. Ferguson, was effected at tho first annual county Y..M. C. A. banquet attended by 250 persons at tlie First Baptist church here last night. H. K. Dlckson was named vicechairman: J. H. Pnrkor, treasurer, and Krroll Janes, recording secretary. At the suggestion of the nominating ctmmlttee, bended by Herbert L. Healy, 10 men who have served as directors for the past year were retained for another period of 12 months, while 11 new members were added to the b<vird, the latter croup being slated to hold office for two sears. Holdover Members Old members to be retained are A. J. Ferguson, J. T. Wlngate. H. A. Splndt, C. M. Johnson, the Rev. F. O. Belden, IS. J. Peery, A. W. Eckman, Herbert L. Healy, C. C. Scott and J. E. R.egan. The newly elected directors an Ralph Thayer (Arvin), George Manley, Reverend John Murdock, Harry Davis, Dana Blng. F. A. Bauman (Taft), W. B. Smith (Delano), John Compton, George Crome, Jesse Smith (Taft) and A. M. Tuttle. H. A. Splndt, presiding as toastmaster, Introduced the speaker of the evening, Doctor Walter Dexter, president of Whlttler College, who was also called upon to address the Bak- orsfield Rotary Club at Its meeting I yesterday. Practical application of the philosophy of Jesus Christ, philosopher, thinker and teacher, is tho greatest need of the world today, he said. Praises Activities • The Y. *M. C. A., in acknowledging y>e leadership of the man who said "He that Is the greatest of all must become the servant of all," and In Its work of character building among the Decision Made During Membership Meeting Bakersfleld Chamber of Commerce became a reality today when members of Civic Commercial Association, during a special membership meet- Ing In Hotel El Tejon, voted unanimously In favor of the name change. Leading members of the association, speaking In favor of the change, pointed out that the activities of the association will be little if any different, for the organization locally has been known as "the city's chamber of commerce," but much confusion as to the objectives of the group will be removed from the minds of Individuals and organizations throughout the state. The action becomes effective Immediately, Secretary W. L. Landsborough announced. The civic group has functioned as the Bakersfleld Civic Commercial Association since its organization in 1921. Other business transacted at the noon meeting Included the renewal of the organization's membership in the California State Irrigation Association, of which the late Charles Barlow of Bakersfield was founder. Cooperation In continued study of the state water program was promised the association with the renewal. . F. K. IN COUNCIL RACE Optometrist Seeks Election in Fourth Ward; Stands for Tax Reduction TO BIG FLOWER FETE Special Rate Periods Will Offer Low-Price Trips to Kern County TAX EXPERTS TO SPEAK AT CLUB Heads of Taxpayers' Group to Discuss Plans for State Economies TO ANALYZE SITUATION Both Are Widely Known for Efforts to Reduce Cost of Government Doctor F. Kenneth Hamlln, widely known young optometrist of this city, today announced his candidacy for election as city councilman, representing the Fourth ward, now served by Councilman Charles Johnson. Outlining hlH views on administration of a municipal government, Doctor Hamlln said: "I believe that a reduction In city taxes Is entirely possible. A council which could and would work harmonl- j ously and wholeheartedly toward that j end, could accomplish much, and by With the greatest display In many years believed assured by the ground- soaking rains of January, two special railroad excursions to the world- famed Wlldflower Festival of Kern county have been definitely pledged by the Southern Paciric and Santa Fc railroads, according to announcement by Kern Chamber of Commerce officials today. Extent of the co-operation being extended to make the natural wonder a fete available to persons throughout the west is attested by the action of making a careful budget study before I the railroad companies, taking any action, could effect these ; Excursion Dates reductions without materially blash- ing the earning power of our salaried city employes. "If elected, I shall devote my energies toward a planned reduction of the overwhelming'city tax burden." The two special excursions will be run March 25 and 26. returning March 27, and April 1 and 2, return- EVENTS FOR Starting in with a novelty small- bore team match Sunday morning, a list of events for the Bakersfleld Rifle I Club through the month of March was announced by Tom Barnes, secretary of the club today. While there will be a team shoot Sunday, tho long ranges i ing April 3. The round-trip excursion fare will be the same as the one-way regular fare, company officials promised. Negotiations for tho excursions were completed through the publicity committee of the chamber, of which Lawrence I. Well! Is chairman. Co-operation of press, radio and public In spreading information concerning the festival also Is being asked by the county organization. Not Commercial "As In pnst years, the festival is in no wise commercialized," a chamber bulletin stales. "The only concession will be a stand operated by thp Ar- vln Boosters' Club, first sponsors of the great fete, where the .visitors may ^oung men oFthe n^tlonV Is taking an wl „'^ op7n TS well for tho".e who *™ refreshments Any profit goes, to wish to practice w.th tho big-bore *o c «* to a-slst n fu «w fe.tlvals. Important part in leading the country <Jfut of its present difficulties, the speaker indicated. Calling attention to the boys and young men, more than 200,000 in number, who now, for lack of unemployment or other outlet for their energy, are simply roaming the country, Doctor Dexter re-emphasized the need for training in the use of leisure time. "Show me a boy who has aji appreciation of his home, who takes pride in citizenship, or who Is train- Ing himself conscientiously, and I will show you one who is going to become i n successful man. Show me a boy f who knows what to do with his leisure .. time, and I will show you one who Is to become a great man," ho commented. Reviews Work Lenard Dahlriuist, executive secretary, reported on advancement of the "Y" program In Kern county during the past year, calling attention to the v fact that though the work was being i handled on a limited budget, by full | use of the facilities already at hand ;J It was possible to give valuable train- f . Ing to the youth of the district and at \ tho same time render a dcllnlte community service. t A number of V. M. C. A. officials i from other districts were present and t commended tho Kern group on prog- ( ress made, during tho first year of i Us existence as u unit, among them, j V. P. Knapp, associate state secre- »* tary; C. F. Mullcr, Fresno county KCC- i rotary; Lawrence Downln, Tularo } county secretary, and F. Pcttlt, Fresno county chairman. 1 • Representatives of various "Y" i groups throughout tho county were • called upon for brief talks. Darrell \ Janztm of Shufter, discussed "Tho I Place of the 'Y' In a Small Commu- 5 Jilty"; Max Ncwby of McFarland 1 spoke of "The Service Program of a I III-Y Club"; Charles Martin of Bak- crsfleld, told of the summer camp at Lake Sequoia: and Bill Baldwin, also of Bakersfleld, discussed activities of tho local Alpha HI-Y. Leaders Introduced Group leaders and program dlrec- toju were Introduced, namely, Milton Perkins, Harry Drennan, Carl Miller, Jesue Gray, Walter Stlern, Irvln Vandam, Jim Wilson, Carter Pbnlr, Huntley Webb and George Sagen. 4n enjoyable musical program was presented by the Bakersflold High School "Gabriel Quartet," under the direction of Ph|l Martin, and the Shatter High Boys' Glee Club, directed by Robert Gates. Two vocal BOJOB were sung by LeRoy Gates of Bakersfleld. guns. On February 19, the Pioneer Mercantile trophy will be up for public competition at 50 and 100 yards, small- bore rifles, metal sights. February 26, will be given over to practice shooting and team coaching. On March u, the Bakirsfleld Hardware Company trophy will be up for competition. Bakersfleld will send a delegation to Fresno on March 12, for the valley small-bore competition. March 19, is held for the Crltes' trophy shoot offhnnd and practice for the San Luis Oblspo meet. On March 26, the Bakersfleld team will shoot at San Luis Oblspo over ranges from 200 to 1000 yards. so all may be assured that our only i aim In' telling the world about the flowers is so that people may come from everywhere to enjoy this natural wonder." proposals before the •-* present session of tho California Legislature and the necessity for drastic retrenchment by the Legislature will be discussed by two recognized authorities on the subjects at Monday's meeting of the Klwa- nls Club In El Tejon hotel, it was learned today. Guests and speakers at the important session will be Dr. A. C. Hardlson of Santa Paula, president of the California Taxpayers' Association, and Dr. Mllbank Johnson of Prffcadena, chairman of the board of directors of the same association. The necessity for retrenchment In California government will be discussed by Doctor Hardlson. He plant) to analyze the situation which has made reduction In the cost of government vital, presenting such factors as •the reduced Income of the people, increased expenditures of government, Increased taxation, the changing purchasing power of the dollar, and growing tax delinquencies. A prominent agriculturalist and rancher of Ventura county, Doctor Hardlion has been president of the taxpayers' association for the last seven years. He also Is vice- president of the state board of agriculture and former president of the California Farm Bureau Federation. "Tho Condition of State Finances and a Program of Retrenchmont," will be the subject of Doctor Johnson. Ho will discuss the financial problems which make necessary the passage of the proposals for economy now before the Legislature and will tell of the association's two-year study of tho state government, from which has come a program of curtailment, retrenchment and Increased efficiency which will not seriously injure any vital function of the state government. Dr. Johnson has served as chairman of the board of directors since the* founding of the taxpayers' group 'in. 1926 and for many years has been an active member of the govern- menfnl affairs committee of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce. TO VISIT CITY DR. A. C. HARDISON STATE WOULD INCREASE KERN TAX ROLLS Proposed Legislation Would Remove Exemptions of California Veterans GROUPS OPPOSING PLAN Report 29-10 Men Here to Be Affected if New Law Is Made Effective Former Bakersfield Mayor to Oppose Walters in East Side Ward Three to Speak on Economics Subject "Prescriptions for u Sick Society" will be the subject of a three-sided symposium scheduled for tomorrow night, when an economist, a clergyman and a labor leader will present their diagnosis and proposed cures of the present economic situation. Speakers will bo Dr. George C. Ingelow, economics instructor at the Junior college; tho Rev. A. S. Donat, pastor of Frst Congregational church, and Samuel S. Wh»e, editor of the Kern County (j'non Labor Journal. The public meeting will he held in room 12, Junior College building, beginning at 7:30 o'clock, with J. L. Kerclien, director of workers' education for California, presiding. Folks and Facts * * * * * * Bits of Hotel Gossip * * * * * * Local Brevities L. A. Burtch, agricultural commissioner, suffering from a light attack of pneumonia, had a rather trying time last night, it was reported today by his office attaches. The official IH able to receive visitors, however. Ho Is at the Kern General Hospital. Francis Brock Rites Scheduled Saturday TAIT, Feb. 10—Funeral services for Francis Marlon Brock, who passed away this week ut tho General Petroleum Nfcvadu. lease, will be hold Saturday mprn.lng at 8 o'clock at the Taft Funeral Home with Rev. Jesse L. Smith of the First .Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow In Union cemetery at Bakersfle?' T. M. Hayes of Davis and H. P. Bonnlkson, Sacramento, both state of| flcluls, are registered at Hotel El ; Tejon, while on official business In i Bakersfleld. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Mitchell of San Francisco are Bakersfleld visitors today. Mr. Mitchell is associated with American Thread Company. Tbe couple is jitaylng at Hotel 131 Tejon. Oil men registered at Hotel 131 Tejon today included A. M. Lacombe of the Standard Oil Company, San Francisco headquarters, and H. A. Godde, Signal Oil Company, "Los Angeles, • WATCH CONTROVERSY Former Supervisor Jonathan Bush and his sister, Mrs. P. J. Rails, both residents of this county, have a lively interest In the controversy which Is said to have arisen in Watsonvllle over the proposal to change the name of that town to Pajaro. They are Interested because Watsonvllle was named In honor of their grandfather, Henry Watson, who, In 1849, captained the largest wagon train that crossed the pHilns In those historic days, tho train being made up of BOO wagons and 1500 people. The pioneer was accompanied by his wife and four children, and tho family for a time resided In Marysvlllc, subsequently making their home on tho Pajaro River, where Mr. Watson established Watson's mill, which later became Watsonvllle, and which name some residents there propose now to change to Pajaro. The Kern descendants of the pioneer of '49 are naturally Interested In the fate of the movement which Is said to bo dividing the people of the town named In honor of their grandfather, and Mr. Bush has supplied for them a history of the pioneer's life. 4-H Club to Enter Gold Seal Contest The Maple 4-H Club will compete this year for a special gold seal charter symbolizing high accomplishment In club work, and to this end a committee Is now working on plans for the projects, N. D. Hudson, assistant farm adviser, announced today. The committee will plan the work in such a manner as to obtain the maximum number of points. A membership committee Is also working on enrollment and hopes to make the club a larger organization than last year. Chinese in Suit to Climax Partnership James Ming, a Chinese, is suing Henry D. Young, Charles Ming and Arthur Lee for an accounting and a dissolution of their business partnership In which tho plaintiff claims a one-fifth Interest. Superior Judge K. B. Lambert appointed a refereo today to go through the books of tho partnership. Slernon • & Claflln represent the plaintiff and Attorney Rowcu Irwln, the defendants. ATTEND BIG MEETING Three school leaders of Kern county will • represent local Interests next Saturday, when legislators and school authorities of the entire stale assemble In Oakland to discuss proposed measures before the state Legislature. Those In the Kern delegation will be Herbert L. Healy, county superintendent of schools and a member of the California Teachers' Association Legal Council; Lawrence K. Chenoweth, official legislative member of the Association of California Public School Superintendents, and O. T. Olson, president of the Kern County Elementary Principals' Association. Mutual understanding and support for matters affecting the Interests of elementary school districts In the state will be the principal topics at the session, at which David Martin of Oakland will preside. Advocatlng a 3[i per cent cut in city taxes, rtnrt promising to use his salary, if elected, in fighting for lower gas rates, Jay A. Hlnman, former mayor of Bakersfleld, today announced his candidacy for the office of city councilman In the Seconrt ward. He expected to file his nomination petition, now In circulation, either late today or tomorrow. He will oppose Hay I. Walters, Incumbent. F. A. Bartlett, Southern Pacific Railroad employe, also Is reported to be circulating nomination petitions In the Second ward. Previously Served "I think my friends will agree I am well qualified to fill the office," Mr. Hlnman said. "I served tho city as councilman and was mayor In 1919 and 1920. "1 organized and was secretary of the Kast Bakersfleld Improvement Association, and was associated with the late K. J. Kmmons In regulating the water, gas and electric rates. Since his death I have carried on that work alone. At present Bakersfield, because of my fight, has the lowest gas rate In California and if I am elected I shall use my $50 a month to cover tho costs of continuing this battle. Rate Case on File "At the present time I have a personal case filed with the railroad commission asking lower water rates. "I believe a 30 per cent cut In taxes could be made by stopping mismanagement In all departments. 'Tho enormous waste cannot be stopped by cutting salaries. My record shows I raised the salaries of firemen and policemen when I was in office." Benjamin Mai H son Passes at Hospital Benjamin Malllson, CI!, died last night In a local hospital, following a long Illness. He was a native of England and mad« his home here at 1216 Flower street. A widow, Mrs. Florence Malllson, survives him. The body is at Payne A- Son chapel. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. IS HELD FOR SCHAMBLIN Impressive rites and a chapel banked high with floral tributes today marked funeral services for Gustavus Schamblln, 78, Bakersffeld business leader who died Tuesday night in Long Beach. Services were held In Masonic, temple under the direction of Caledonia Lodge No. 486, F. & A. M. Knights Templar provided tho funeral escort and interment was In Union cemetery. Pallbearers were Judge Krwln W. Owen, T. N. Harvey, Mayor Harry Jlcaden, F. IS. Borton, A. L. Pomeroy and Frank Halmes. Payne & Son chapel was In chargo of arrangements. KERN POLICY ON HOSPITAL IS APPROVED Former Oil Worker of West Side Dies TAJT, Feb. 10.— Word has been received here that Con-led Miller, old- tlmo oil worker In the West Side, fields, passed away In Spanish Fork, Utah. Ho luavcs a widow and three children who are at present residing In Bakersfleld. COMPLETE ARRANGEMENTS FOR CAT AND DOG PARADE A RRANGEMENTS were virtually complete for the novel event as Bakersfleld today awaited thla city's firat annual Pet Parade, scheduled for tomorrow morning along the principal streets of the business dlttrlct. More than 500 high and low-born cata and dogi, accompanied by an equal number of boys and glrli of Bakertfield and other Kern communltltt will participate. The parade will form at Cheater and Truxtun avenues, where all kiddies entering peta are urged to congregate early. The parade la •fated to move along the lln* of march promptly at 9 a. m. The unique proceaalon will head north on Cheater to Tw«nty-flrat, turn eait to L street, double back on L to Nineteenth, pals the judging point In front of Welll's itore and continue weit to H ttnet, then turn north again to the Fox theater. Prlxei In addition to those already announced will be awarded the beat Scotch and wlrt-halred terriers,. All klddlea entering pet* will be special gueits of Fox theater at a 10 a. m. matinee, and, to provide caretakers for the hundreds of dogs and cat* while the children are at the 'show, Boy Scout* will take charge of them | on the parking lot adjoining the ; 1 theater, It waa announced today. DEARLY a million and a halt dot•^ ' lars worth of property woultl be placed on tho tax rolls of Kern county and 2040 veterans In Kern would be vitally affected If two proposed amendments Introduced before the state Legislature were passed and ratified, according to a message received from tho state board of equalization today. Tho nearly 3000 veterans In Kern last year received exemption on ?!.- 4lil,u05 In property, tho records show. The two measures, Introd\ired by Assemblyman Albert F. Tloss of lloddlng and Senator Leonard .1. Plfanl of Riverside, would take from the war veterans and former service men of California tho JIOOO tax exemption they now enjoy under tho state constitution. Powerful veterans' organizations, Including the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Spanish War Veterans, and Disabled Veterans of the World War, are mustering their forces to protect th*so benefits which have been In force for many years. They also expect to oppose any move to tax homes purchased by veterans under contract from the veterans' welfare board. Under present law any person hold- Ing an honorable discharge from the armed forces of tho United States who served during war times Is entitled to a $1000 tax exemption, provided ho does not own property to the vnlne of J5000. INSURANOPIC AI SCHOOL MEET Reduction of Premiums to Be Effected; Policies to Be Placed Soon Insurance to be placed on all Bak- prsfleld city schools was the principal topic of discussion of the hoard of education at Its regular meeting last evening. Undor the direction of Klmer F. K'arpe, one of the momher.s of tho board, a survj- is being conducted to revalue all school property and make a reduction In the premiums paid in line with the economy being practiced by school leaders throughout the state. Insurance policies will bo apportioned among the regularly established Insurance brokers of the city and the entire amount, which Is a considerable one, will bo prorated. It IK expected that all Insurance will be placed at the March 9 meeting of tho board of education. To Reduce Costs Several pupils were admitted from outside schools and various reports were made by Superintendent L. 13. Cht-noweth regarding the progress of the schools. It WHS decided to make a reduction In tho amount being paid for transportation of pupils from tho Kern River section. Work will begin soon In tho construction of cement curb along the entire frontage of the Horace Mann school property. This work originally called for at. tho tlmu of tho construction of the building, was held over pending determination of tho highway grade, UK tho school faces on the main paved highway. Protest* Received Protests from various nourcr>a regarding thn use of the school buildings by radical speakers and groups were discussed. The attendance ro- port for the preceding month showed a slight gain arid Indications are that the enrollment will be higher for the remainder of tho school year. The percentage of at'lemlanro B tlll remains high considering health and depression conditions, Tho meeting of the board was presided over by Sam Dye. Those present Included Mrs. Florence C. Porter, secretary; B. F. Stlnson, M. P. Fllck- inger and Klmer V. Karpo. Each member of the board of education was presented with an official copy of tho beautiful bulletin Issued by tho Bakersfleld Teachers' Club. <j> <i> Approval of Kern county's ho»- pltallzatlon policies waa contained In a resolution passed last night by members of North-of-the-Rlver Association during their monthly dinner meeting, held at Olldale Community Club. The association expressed commendation for the Board of Supervisors and the Kern Qeneral Hospital management, for their operations of that Institution.. Hugh Pomeroy of the Kern Plan, nlng Commission was the principal speaker, discussing roads and particularly the cost of widening of streets and roads In urban communities. A vote of thank* wa* tendered the county supervisors and especially Supervisor J. O. Hart for assistance In furnishing men and equipment for work en Highland Park and Olldale streets. Sixty local men were employed. Warren Stockton presided. IIS, EXECUTIVE FOR CALIFORNIA WILLVISIT CITY Americanism Session to Be in Commemoration of Washington, Lincoln MANY WILL PARTICIPATE SUPERIOR COURT SCIENCE LECTURE Tonight's free lecture on Christian Science, to which the public Is Invited will be delivered by Blcknell Young of Chicago, 111, a member of the lectureship board of the parent organization. The lecture will begin at 8:15 o'clock In the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Eighteenth and C streets. LISTEN TO PROGRAMS A canvass of nfrlcultural club members shows that many of them are Us tenlng to 4- II Agricultural Club pro- graniM offered over national hookups, N. D. Hudson, assistant farm adviser. bald, today. -In onu survey, however, it was found that about half of the club meinb'ers had radio sets un which to listen to the programs. Fails to Reach Verdict on Alleged Intoxication of Rancher; Is Dismissed For a second time a jury has been inahlo to agree whether or not J. V. McKlbben was Intoxicated when 'ho drove his automobile into Officer Joe Reynolds, of the state highway patrol, seriously Injuring tho man. Last night Superior Judge H. H. Lambert illsmlsRHd tho Jury at 10 o'clock, after It had deliberated to a hopeless deadlock. After almost .six hours of discussion tho Jury was set with th« vote at nine to three for acquittal, accord- Ing to an unofficial report. Tho first Jury which tried McKlb- ben was reported to stand 10 to 2 for conviction when It was deadlocked. During the trial Just concluded several officers of the highway patrol testified that McKlbben was drunk when they arrested him after the accident. MVKIbben'N defense was that he is u. partial cripple from Infantllu paralysis. Attorneys Howen Invin ami II. 10. Schmidt defended McKlbben and Tom Scott, assistant district prosecuted tho case. It haw not yet been announced whether the case will be set for trial a third time. Gathering Slated Thursday With Special Roll Call as Feature Event T>. W. GEARHART. Jr., of Fresno, ••-* past commander of the American Legion, department of California, and at present California's representative on the national executive committee of the Legion, haa accepted an Invitation to be the principal speaker at the Americanism meeting being sponsored by Frank S. Reynolds Poet to Jointly commemorato the birthday anniversaries of Qeorge Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Plans for the gathering, to be held tho evening of February 16 In Legion hall, were completed at lust night's meeting of Reynolds post with announcement of Paat Commander Gearhart's acceptance. Name Chairman Selection of Alfred Harrell to preside a.s honorary chairman at the meeting also was announced by Attorney William L. Bradshaw, chairman of the post's Americanism commission, which Is In charge of arrangement*. Other members of the committee In charge Include II. T. Xudlffer of the Bakersfleld city school department; Jack W. Byfleld. member of the California department Americanism commission; Larry King, chairman of the, post entertainment committee, and Ralph I.. I'ntrick, post adjutant. Highlights of the program, In addition to the address of Past Commander Oarhart and remarks by the hon-r oritry chairman, Mr. Harrell, will Include n roll call of other participating patriotic nnd veteriuiH 1 organizations, Introduction of members of a new citizenship class, brief talks on Americanism training In the Junior and senior high schools and Junior college by members of tho high school cadet corps, and special musical numbers. Patrick Is Speaker Venture of last night'B meeting of FIRE ALARM QUERIES •HERE CAUSE DELAYS Swamping of tho city and fire department switchboard during flro alarms today brought an appeal from officials of the department to tho public for co-operation In keeping all telephone lints open after an alarm Is given. "So many persons call In asking the location of a flrn that It has been necessary to Issue orders' to the switchboard operators not to give out the Information," Fire Marshal Phil C. Plfur announced. "Wo dislike to take such action, but at the time of an alarm, seconds count. We must assemble our force, often times off-duty members are needed Immediately, telephone and power line crews must Ije notified Instantly, police must be called and other emergencies met. Sometimes It Is minutes before we can get an outside linn because of the flood of Inquiries from curious citizens choking the switchboard." Dr. Walter Dexter Speaks for Rotary Dr. Walter F. Dexter, president of Whit Her College and noted throughout tho west as an educator and lecturer, was a guest and speaker lit Thursday's meeting of tho Rotary Club in the lOlks Club. Doctor Dexter camo to the city as tha principal speaker at last night's annual V. M. C. A. banquet. Music by a brass quartet of high school students and harmonica solos by J. D. Huntley, representative of a harmonica manufacturing concern, were added highlights of tho club luncheon. attorney, j Reynolds Post was a address by Ad' Jutant Ralph L. Patrick on the Legion's fight against curtailment of federal aid for disabled veterans. "If federal aid Is denied disabled World War veterans, local communities will have to take care of them either through local taxes, or by charity," he declared. "In addition to this burden, the merchant and others of tho entire community will be deprived of the money now coming into it as aid to these veterans," he said. The speaker asserted that representatives of Interests that now pay large federal income taxes are asking Congress In the name of economy to transfer a largo portion of the veterans' cost from large Interests to the distressed, local taxpayers. He named the National Economy League and the Chamber of Commerce of the United States as Instigators. "Their yardstick is money," he said. "They have presented no arguments to show thnt federal expenditures under existing law are wrong or Improper. They have Ignored the fact that disabled and helpless men must receive help and care. They never point out that men do not pay federal Income taxes unless they have Incomes to justify them. "The organized groups simply have presented a series of conclusions not sustained by medical or other scientific evidence. Instead they Introduced their attorneys. Aids Congress "For thirteen years the American Legion has co-operated with Congress In the problems of the veterans. Legion co-operation has been welcomed and tho Legion has always kept in mind the welfare of tho nation as well as tho welfare of the. veteran. "The Legion has brought these problems to Congress each year. Our bun- I | Cigarette Sets | I Fire to Theater! A lighted cigarette tossed under the ring during last nlght'i boxing matches wa« blamed by fire department officials for a fire that damaged the interior of the Granada theater and brought out all of the fire fighting equipment In the city this morning, The alarm was received at 2 o'clock. Principal damage wa* to the underside of the boxing ring platform and to a pipe organ which has been in disuse since the advent of talking motion pictures, fire department investigators said. The loss In covered by Insurance. H. H. Brown is owner of tha building and Paul Davlnl Is operator or tho theater. dreds of expert witnesses have testified altogether for months before committees. They huvc given their firsthand experiences, and have Included experts In social work, claims handling and diseases. Tho Legion has never merely said these are the conclusions of a million veterans — but for each conclusion has brought forward able and informed witnesses, giving underlying reasons, the necessity, Justice for the conclusion reached by veterans In their deliberations. Such testimony has been commented upon at length by the government's own experts and then all of this evidence has been reviewed with great care by congressional committees before their own conclusions wer« finally reached. "Anyone who dares challenge this devotion of our legislators In Congress, by that fact alone exhibits a luck of knowledge," the adjutant concluded. Farm Home Group Will Hold Session "Managing Community Meals" will I be the subject to be considered by the | McFarland farm home department when it meets at the Dlnsmore Parish homo on Wednesday, February 1C, It was announced today by Mrs. II. Phll- llps, chairman. Hostesses will be Mrs. Parish and Mrs. Phillips. Miss Lillian Brinkmaii. home demonstration agent, will give the demon- btratloiu

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