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V •, i -- '••t- L- 1 THE BAKEHSFJELD CALIFORNIA**, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1933 ^__ "*• '. • Oil and Mine News II REACHES ING POINT Oil Curtailment Program of South Central State Is » Receiving Best *> Oil Agreement AUSTIN, Fob. ' 13,—The turning point in.tho fight by the railroad com• * * mission to enforce proration In the Bast Texas field has been reached, according to a statement issued by n L Commissioner Ernest O, Thompson at Kllgero, after a personal investigation conditions In the. producing area. "While reorganization and consoll- 4 datioh of tho railroad commission forces has brought, greater efficiency und more effectiveness, the major 4 part of the credit belongs to the landowners, the people that wero here before the oil field came," Thompson said. "The .landowners are awake to the sltuatlori and are determined to protect their rights, and see that their rightful possessions are not dissipated a wild orgy of flowing wells and overproduction. "While they would lilws to have more oil than Is now allowed under present orders, they realize that there ,1s not enough market to go around and that everybody should have his proportionate share of the available market, Tho greater portion of the operators realize that the breaking clown of prorntlon would mean complete destruction for many of our operators, as well as deprive the landowner of the wealth that Is his." Sweeney— oil, gas/etc.. 17, Clover C. W, Bloomer el ux to A. T. Jer- fflna, trustee—Lease covering northwest quarter of southwest quarter of section 18, no-30: dated February^, 1903, one-eighth royalty. Genera 1 Petroleum Corporation of California to W. W. Qrlmsley et ux, .T. T. Puller ot ux and W. T,. Wnnn— Cancolatlon of lease covering south- wast quarter of section £2, 26-27. Texas Company to "Lincoln A. Young et ux—Cancelatlon of lenso covering east half of east half of southeast quarter and east half of west half of east half of southeast quarter section 12, 27-22, excepting parcel in extreme northeast corner of southeast quarter being GBO feet north and south by 398 feot east and west. Jack A. Truman to A. Assignment 1 per cent from lots 6 to 9, 13, 1C, 1 Loaf Tract. Frank C. Powell ct ux—South hflU of lot 26, section ID, 29-27. _D. S. Pryor ot ux—North half of lot; 26, section 15, 29-27. Union Hurries to Completion Point With a dnpth of approximately 7000 feet, the King No. 3 well of tho Union Oil Company, on section 29, 21-17 at Kettleman Hills, is being: drilled ahead through brown shalo formation at a steady pace. The well is within 1500 feet of completion point. Tho company's King No, 2, completed at 8500 feet, is doing about 1500 barrels of crude and 7,500,000 cubic feet of natural gas daily, and No, 1 is producing approximately 1800 barrels of oil and about 6,700,000 cubic feet of natural gas. Both aro beaned sharply. Death Valley Scotty Gets Credit for Monument Idea Valley • whose (United Press ANGELAS, Feb. 13.—Death Scotty, flamboyant figure exploits have created u saga of the west, was credited today with being largely responsible for the establishment of Death Valley as » na( tlonal monument. Heavy-set, Jaunty, boisterous, Wai- 1 ter Scott did more than any living] man to popularize this desert sink, i lying 1 .100 feet below sen level near tho Xcvuda 1 stale line in Inyo county. His genius for publicity and his genuine love for this region, at once a forbidding hell of heat and a brilliant achievement of prankish nature, bore fruit today in the reported sign- Ing by President Hoover of n. proclamation setting aside the valley as a desert monument. rtt 1 Leased T There ore grizzled prospectors who perhaps know Death Valley better than Walter Scott, but the air of mystery which has grown np about him, tho stories of his fabulous gold •mine and his flair for "mailing the front page" have fixed him in the mind of the public as a veritable man of the denert. The, name of Death Valley Scotty raced across the, front pages of the nation more than 20 years ago when tho weather-beaten figure of Walter i Inyo county burdened down with sacks of gold. The gold, ho let It bo known, came from an Immensely rich mine he had discovered In the heart of Death Valley, where nature perpetrated one of her greatest jokes on mankind. Superior Is Making Past Drilling Time • i Superior Oil Company Is making rapid progress in the drilling of its sixth Huffman well on section 29, 21-17 .it Kottleman Hills. Tho bit had passed the 5600*foot mark and continues through hard sand and shale formation. Although capable of doing several thousand barrels of oil and many million cubic feet of natural gas dally each, none of the four Huffman producers are opened wide, and each has been beanod to lens than 1000 barrels daily. The four wells are doing approximately 2300 barrels of crude and about 6,000,000 cubic feet of natural CRS daily together^ Huffman No. G, on the same flection, is rigged up and ready for spudding upon completion of'No. 6. STAIE IAX EXPERTS SPEAK JEFORE CLUB (Continued From Patje Seven) . F I Hoover Is Offered Degree From Vienna VIENNA, Feb. 13.—The mining college of Leoben, one of Europe's most famous metallurgical Institutes, voted yesterday to confer a degree of honorary doctor of science upon Herbert Hoover, subject to the President's acceptance. San Luis Wildcat Reaches 4800 Feet Shell Oil Company has ifrogressed to more than 4800 feet in the drilling of its Mahoney J^o. 1 prospect well on section 4, 25-12, in the San Miguel district of San Luis Oblspo county. Sand and gravel are being drilled through at bottom. d * ^ GUSHER REPORTED BAKU, Feb. 13. (U. P.)—An oil ffusher in .the transcaucasian fields near L»okbahan was reported today to be running 1500 tons a day. Oil was struck at about 2000 feet. FULL GOSPEL MEETING All Full Gospel Tubernacle.minlstors of tho valley arc holding a meeting in Vlwalla today. The KessloiiB opened at 10:30 o'clock this morning. Present from Bakorsfleld was the Rev. Cliarlos AVesley Ople. could bo levied D. of V. Plans Series of Parties Final arrangements were made for a series of six card part ION for a convention delegates' fund in Berkeley In May, when the Daughters of Vet- i.TMnw met at Memorial hall, recently, with Mrs. Virginia Preston presiding. •Tho first party will be held ut" tho homo of Mrs. Vernle Sprague, J205 Eighth ptreet, Satudray, February is. Mrs. Ada Crosland announced that $136 had been expended for relief work. , Two contests wore held, with prizes going to Mrs. Marie Baptista and Mrs. J. Hopper. The convention delegates iiuSude MesdameH Vernle Sprague, Louise Moore, Vim Walters and June Stevenson. INTENTIONS TO WED Joe Lencionl. 20, and Nellie J. Fan- uochi, 18, Bakersfield. Glenn E. Thomas, 28, and Alice M. Darling. 27, BaUorsfield. Thomas s. UuihrM, 3t), Hakei*? nnd Vcaiuir .1. Knin.-r, .-,«. r.of An- «w state from being 569.000,000 in the red i at the end of the next blennlum—it Is the problem of how to keep the state from operating under a huge deficit." Carefully weighing, in his address, the advisability of retrenchment through economy, against the plan of raising more taxes, Dr. Johnson said, in part: "Dr. Mussattl has told you that the state faces a possible deficit in the amount of $50,000,000 at the end of the next blennium. "There are two possible courses of action before the legislature: First, levy new and higher taxes; second, rut' the costs of government to meet Its income. "Should the Legislature decide or bo forced to the alternative of raising taxes, there are tho following possibilities: Two Possibilities "It could levy an income tax or a selective sales tax, neither of which would raise the necessary amount of revenue. "It could equalize taxes paid by the state taxpayers. However, tho net increase In tho revenues to the statu from thin action would hn but a small portion of the 159.000,000 difference between revenues and proposed expenditures. "A general sales upon nil the people of California which would yield tho necessary revenue. This would be u tax on the necessities of life. "An ad valorem tax could be levied by tho state. This would bo a tax on the homes and lands already heavily burdened by property taxes for the support of the local governments. "There is little doubt as to what the reception of new or higher taxes would bo at the hands of tho taxpayers of California. Retrenchment Solution "Tho other alternative before the Legislature is to retrench—to cut the costs of government; In other words, to make It possible for the state government to operate on n total general fund revenue of $92,500.000. This is the only possibility, if we are not to "If the people of California allow the situation to go unheeded, years of depression will bo the lot of California. If they allow tho legislators to think that the active, inspired, and highly organized protest from any special group IK the voice of the people of California, they aro doomed to years of wufforing and want. "Tha people must decide these Issues on a basin of reason and fact. They must not allow themselves to bo swayed by beautifully executed, sentimental appeals. Selected Group "Tho people of California have sent a selected group of men to Sacramento as our representatives. They havo every facility .for gathering information. The full machinery of tho state government is at their disposal to obtain the facts of the situation. If we aro to heckle them with pleas nnd advice, baaed on little or no Information, they will be unable to make necessary cuts in the cost of government. "We must not be back seat drivers. We must allow our legislators to make their decisions baaed on facts and not on carefully planned political campaigns based on propaganda and hysteria. . Tho situation Is crucial; If wo do not make the necessary "readjustments, we will face bankruptcy, uof aJorjo of tho *tnto grtvernmont, but of all thf> proplo. Our motto should IIP ' I trad In?! or m DE N WESTERN (Asuoettited Prett Leafed Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, — Bank deposits gained In tho far west's 35 weekly reporting: Federal Reserve mem&er banks last week, In spite of continued sluggish business conditions, tho weekly report Issued by tho Federal Reserve Bank of Snn Franclac* ehowed todffy. Total deposits, aggregated $1,480,000,000, a gain of $3,000,000 for tho Wfeuit. A yuur ago the total was $1,493,000,000. Time deposits, including savings .u'countB, ,woro materially higher than H year ago, the current total being •DU,000,500, compared with last year's figure-of $884,000,000. The gain was n little more than 3 por cent. Demand deposits .were $560,000,000, up $1,000,000 from tho preceding week, BRIGHT SPOTS IN BUSINESS (United Press Leatcd Wire) . NEW YORK.—Bank , closings decreased sharply In January, totaling 237, against 328 In January, 1932, no- cording to the American Banker. Citrus Market (Associated Press Leased LOS ANGELES, Fob, 13.—Reports from eastern and middle western auction centers today gave the following, price range per box: , ' Oranati Graded above Choice Boston $2.66® 3.16 Chicago 2.GG<fp3.3u Philadelphia 2.35$3.15 PlttBburg 2.65(0)2.86 Cleveland 2.50^3.10 St. Louis 2.20(^3.00 Baltimore 1,80 .... Cincinnati 2.55@2.75 Detroit 2.86(8)3.75 New Orleans... Lemons Graded above Choice Choice $2.16 .... 2.20@2.66 2.04 ..,. 2.40(0)2.50 2.3G@2.55 1.30 2.15 .... 2.46(^2.05 Boston $4.«5<§>4.85 Chicago 3.85@4.liO Philadelphia .... 3.20<§>3.9G PIttHburg 3.J15(S>4.10 Cleveland 3.0G&3.05 St. Louis 3.40(^3.70 Baltimore Cincinnati 4.30 .... Detroit 2.80 New Orleans .... 2.G5 Choice $3.60 2.95 3.00 3.80 )3.40 )3.55 2.70ry>3,10 2.80(5-3.25 2.110(^2.85 2.30 3.30 t ft * * ** * • LOS ANGELES PRODUCE MARKET LOS ANGEL.1SS, Feb. 13. (U. P.)— Trading was slow on this morning's market with few price changes reported. Artichokes, * Davenport frost-free 48s-60.y, $3.26r rT )3.50 box. Smaller brought $3.00^3.25. Loose avocados, Fuertes. 18@19c pound. Pueblos, ISt^lTc. Davenport Brussels sprouts, SOc pound. Local Cunnonball cabbage, 40@60c field crate. Local cauliflower, 40®60c field crate; few 60c, Celery, Venice half crates, 40@60c. Chula Vista, 75@85c, Grapefruit market; Imperial valley market pack unwrapped G4s-100s, $1.15 @1.25 box. Lettuce, Imperial valley dry pack 4s, $100®].25 crate. Lomita loose pack 3s, 30<??35c. Peas. Imperial valley, 13<3>16c pound. NEW YORK.— Shipments of pneumatic tire casings In December, 1982, amounted to 1,818,700 casings, a gain of 0.3 per cent over November, tho ttubber Manufacturers Association reported. TOLEDO.-—Employment in 51 niajoV Toledo plants Increased 518 during the past week and the total of 17,098 em- ployes on February 10 was tho largest In two years. NEW YORK.—Interatate Hosiery Mills. Inc., reported a 1932 profit of $80,520, against $05,366 In 1981. FINE PROG FOR SILVER 1EA T. A. ACTIVITIES (Continued From Page Qncj than war and added he was willing 1 to make any sacrifice "to fight thin terror," but warned that tho inflationary path Is "the road to ruin. 11 . "Tho government," he said, returning: to other questions, "should stop advancing 1 money to pay interest and principal on private debts of u doubtful nature. "U Is a postponement and frustration of economic cure," he warned. Quizzed by Senators Senator Connaily, Democrat, Texas, was the first to question Baruch, asking him to give in more detail his views on reducing the gold content of tho dollar, which Connaily Is advocating as an inflationary measure. Buruch told him this would raise prices for the new, reduced gold content dollar, but the new dollars wouldn't buy any more as their purchasing- power would decrease in proportion to the inflation. "The farmer who owes money would benefit," Baruch agreed with Con- nallj'. "but you could do the sumo thing for him by printing paper." Answers Senator Reed Senator Reed, Republican, Pennsylvania, pointed out that England went off tho gold standard over the weekend, but said.in this country it would require congressional action which would lake at least a week. "What would happen during that week?" he asked Haruch. "There Wouldn't be a nlcklo's worth of gold left In the federal reserve system to put behind the devalued dollar," Baruch replied. Xew potatoes, San Diego county, 5 Gc pound on British Queen. .Soft squash, Imperial valley 4 baskets White Summer, $3.75<3>4.00. Some Italian, $2.50(^3.00. San Diego county Local Hubbard, locnl lugs Jer„-,, - ey Halls, 65@85o. Ordinary, a6<&50tv San Joaquin valley Jerseys, oO^BGc. Four-basket crates of NUand tomatoes, |2.50@2.7G on 9 and 12 top, few 1C top, $2,00, Italian, |3.00t?3.50. $10.00(^12.00 ton. Sweet potatoes, feys, 40(f?&0c'. Nan BANQUET IS ATIENED extras, 16*6o; clean standards, 36 light dirty standards, 16c; checks. 13 Mediums-Clean. HVfcc; light din Hens, Tien s, Hens, L. A. BUTTER, EGGS, POULTRY LOS ANGELES. Feb. 13. (U. P.)— Butter Extra, 2Sc; prime firsts, 17c; standards, He; firsts, 15o. Eggs (Candled) Large—Clean extras, 16c; light dfrty extras, 16tto; clean standards, 36c; c. ty dirty -mediums. He; clean standards, 14c; light dirty standards, 14c; checks, 13c. Small—Clean, 14c; light dirty, 14c. * Poultry and Rabbits Leghorns, 214 to 3*4 Ibs., 9c. Leghorns, 3^i Ibs. up, 9c. . Leghorns, 4 Ibs. and up. 9c. Hens, colored, 3}& to 4 Ibs., 13c. Hens, colored, 4 Ibs. and up. 15c. Broilers, 1 to Ufc Ibs., 13c. Broilers, l»i to 2U Ibs., 15c. Fryers, Leghorns, 2U to 3 Ibe., Me. Fryers, colored, 2*,i to 3% Ibs., 17c. Roasters, soft bone, 3% Ibs. up. 17c. Stags, 13c. Old roosters, 8c. Ducklings, Pekin, 4 Ibs. and up, lie. Other than Pekln, 4 Ibs. and up, lOc. Old ducks, lOc. Geese, 12c. Young torn turkeys, 13 HTa. up, 13c. young toms, dressed, 32 Ibs. up, 16c. Hen turkeys, 9 Ibs, and up, 13c. Hen turkeys, dressed, 8 Ibs. up, 16c Old torn turkeys, 12c; dressed, 15c. Squabs, under 11 Ibs. per dozen, 15c. Squabs, 11 Ibs. per dozen up, 20c. ™ live, under 7 Ibs., IStv live, 7 llwj. and up, 20c. Members and friends of the Uio Bravo Young People's Christian ICn- deavor Society gathered at tho schoolhouse on Saturday evening to enjoy a banquet and program. The banquet was given tho winning Mile of ti recent attendance contest, t>f which Miss 1 Irene Martin was captain. Miss Frances Wilson headed the losers. Seventy persons wore present. T. M. Martin acted as tonstmastor. Short talks -were given by the Rev. and Mrs. G. A. Martin, Alpha Combs, Wood row Graves, Frances Wilson and Irene Martin. Several quartet numbers were presented by members of Shaftor Mennonite Brptherft Church chorus. Members were, Dave Strauss, George Strauss, Earl Becker am) Henry Karber. Herbert. Enns, also of Shaftor, presented selections on tho accordion. Mrs. J. O. Coble was awarded a valentine bo* of candy. . Following the banquet the crowd remained for a song service in tho schoolroom, Tho program committee consisted of Verclt Wilson, T. M. Martin and Leonard Temple. Capons, Capons, Capons, dressed, under 6 Ibs., 23c, Capons, dressed, 6 Ibs. and up, 3c Rabits, No. 1 white, 3 to 4 Ibs., DC, Rabbits, No. 2 white, 3 to 4 Ibs., 6c. *No. t, mixed colors, 3 to 4 Ibs., Gc. No. 2. mixed colors, 3 to 4 Ibs., 5c. Unbblts. No. 1 old, Gc. CHICAGO LIVESTOCK CHICAGO. Feb. 13. (A. P.)— Hogs— Receipts, 40,000; slow, barely steady or around lOc higher; packing sows firm; good to choice 170-210-pound. $3.80 and |3.S5; top, $3.85; 220-250- pound, $870(H>3.SO; 260-300-pound, S3. 60 <5>il.70; 140-lfiO-pound. $3.60^3.80; most packing sows, $2.90(^3.10'; smooth light weights to |3.20 on shipper account. Cattle— Receipts. 10,000; strong to 25cr higher on light heifer and mixed yearlings; strong on yearling steers; undertone slow; largely steer run; best long yearlings early, $6.2.1; best inedlum weights. $0.00; weighty bullocks, J5.25; bulk steer and yearling crop, $4.25(^6.00; best heifers, $5.25; row run very small, undertone steady to strong; bulls, 10®]f»c higher. weighty sausage offerings up to $3.00: vcnler* tending lower: big killers taking ?7.50(fi>R.50. * Sheep— Receipts, 20,000; steady; tendency higher on limited supply; general quality rather plain, good 75- SH-pound native lambs, $5,60(iTi).75; few choice loads, $5. 85@0.00; bidding $5.75 or around 25o lower on choice fed western lambs scaling around 00 pounds, choice 125-pound native ewes. $2.75. Los Angeles Hay Officers of Thimble Club Are Installed Mrs. Ivuey Minter was Installed as president by Mrs. Isabel Pollock, assisted by Mrs. Vernle Sprague, when the Ivy Thimble Club met at the home of Mrs. Minnie Goblc, 239 Qulncy street. Roll call was responded to with quotations. Mrs. Mae Moon, Mrs. Marlon Mott and Mrs. Josle Goodwin were named as board of finance, Sirs. Pearl Harding, 2020 jg street, invited members to her home for their March meeting. Taking advantage of the proximity of St. Valentines day, tho hostess used the February 14 motif in decorating. Those present wero Mesdames Jessie Stokes, Ivy Borgwardt, Jean Wells, Pearl Harding, Marlon Mott, Myrtle Stelgelman, i,ily Tngham, Isabel Pollock, Odessa Klzzlar, Charlotte Smith, Myrtle Weaber, Mae Moon, Verna Sprague, Anita Elgar, Minnie Qoblo, Hattie Starr, Lucy Minter, Lola Oldecker, Hosephlno Goodwin, Palnia Black, and the Misses Vearl Woolscy and Edna Edwards. SAN FRANCISCO LIVESTOCK SOUTH SAN FHANCISCO. Kob. 13. (A. P.)—Hogs—Receipts. 700; fairly active, butchers around Iflc higher; 182-189-pound California. $4.25: few packing HOWS, $:t.OO. Cattle—KecelptH. 350; active, killing classes steady to Htrong; Jow grade COWB at leveln of early last week; good :»77-pound fed Nevada steers. $5.00, fairly good fl53-pound Orcgnns, 4.75; medium 884-902-pomid Nevada.- and TJtuhH, $4.40^4.50; 1028-pound Nevada*, $3.00; good 1108-1144-poumJ Utah " " per Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES, Fob. 13.—Hay ton t. o. b. Los Angeles: Choiee barley, $12.50(^13.50.' Choice oat, $13.50^14.50. Alfalfa delivered Hynes or Kl Monts U. S. No. 1, $12.00(9)18.00. S. No. 2, leafy, $ll.50©12.00. .S. No. 2, ttO.GO®11.60. —RopciptH, 1SOO; active; lambs fully Pteady to strong; medium to good shorn and woolod California and UtHh lambs, $fi.75®J.S5 straight; averaging 73 poundo. U. U. • Markets Closed » i •» (Associated Press Leased NEW YORK, Feb. 13—Except the New Orleans cotton exchanjje, financial markets throughout the country were closed today, Lincoln's birthday, Inasmuch as New York Cfty banks alao took a holiday, foreign exchange transactions were suspended. LOS ANGELES LIVESTOCK LOS ANGELES, Kcb. 13. (A. P.)— Hog-s—Receipts 225, slow, about steady; few trucklns $3.GO®3.Su; some held around'* $4.00. Cattle—Receipts 1700; active, steady to 2Cc higher; few fed yearling Kteers, $5.25; sonic hold . higher; bulk common ami medium steers, 54.00(fi)4.r>0; few 54.00; fed heifers, $4.DO©4.CU; plainer JcJmla, S4.25 down; common to good cows, $2.85(3)3.85; cutter grades. $1.00<5>2.7G; bullK, up to $3.25. Onlves—Receipts 150; strong- to 25c higher; top vealers, $7,75; fed calves, 24 *7fi Sheen—Kec'elpts 275; Iambs strong, slightly higher; good to choice experimentally fed lambs, $6.10. All idden to Milk Fund cnefit Tuesday nt Woman's Club Hall Assuring 1 all who attend of a delightful afternoon, tho program was announced In full today for a silver toa of Bakorsfleld Council of Parents and Tuachers, Tuesday afternoon from 2 ):o 4:30 o'clock, tit tho Woman's Club hall. The affair is for the millc fund for needy children, and Is open to the public, with a cordial invitation to all interested, to attend. Mrs. J. J. Fagan, general chairman, announced the entertainment as follows: Piano solo, Mrs. Leo Rapp; vocal solo, Mrs. C, J. Patterson; reading, Mrs. Myra W. Doss; piano solo, Jc.sse Jones; vocal solo, Ralph Patrick; nkit by the JBaUersfleld mother singers; reading Miss Joelyn Scott; selections by tho Emerson School orchestra: selections by the high school boys' quartet, und reading, Miss Jean Cook. BUSINESS, SOCIAL MEETING IS HELD Reports of "friendship parties," preparations for a dinner Wednesday, February 22, and a social hour were Included when tho Warmer class met recently at tho home of Airs. Carla Harms, ,613 O street. Parties were given by Mrs. Emmet Stewart, Mrs. W. L. T^ackey, Mrs. S. C. Coates, Mm. Alfred StemOn, Mrs. A. C. Dlxon, Mrs. Glade Watton- barger, Mrs. P. W. Paynter, and Mrs. IT. Harris. Proceeds will ba used for religious education work. Mrs. Alfred Slenion reported a visit of 40 members to the Peacock dairy. Mrs. Slemon and Mrs. Henry Hullott volunteered to take charge* of tho kitchen arrangement* and Mrs. W. E. Edwards, of HckctH for (ho dinner. Games were led by Mrs. HartnR and a solo was presented by Mrs. Karl A. Shaefer, accompanied at tho piano by Mrs. J. J. Fngan. The next Hof.slon will bo Marrh .1 at tho homo of Mrs. Fletcher O. Watson. Mrs. Harms was assisted in sorvlm* by her mothm\ Mrs. Kettle Holmes nnd her two sisters, Mrs. K T. Benedict and Mrs. Kdlth Onnlthers. Among tho.se. present were, Mes- damen and Misses r.. A. Oalfowrty, F. J Jt Hayes, Harry HI. Klncald. Eva II. Cash, Bcrthu Davis, Margaret McKee, Holla Oral tiger. Edith Baker, Gordon Trail!, Helen Richardson, Alfred Slemon, F. H. Faulk, F. G. "Watson, W. L. I*ackcy, Percy Atwood, George L.. Hot tie, T... E. Kin*. H. N. Harvey, Emmet Stewart, W. E. Edwards, W. Ball, Henry Hullet, H. C. Evans,* Carla Harhis, E. T.-Benedict, J. .T. Faff an, K. A. Shaefor, E. L. Freyennuth, Eileen Dllts, Lydtu David, E. W. Braddon, Edith Carri there, and Ncttlo Holmes. T HE ButtonwlUow P. T. A. mot Friday afternoon" for tho regular monthly business mooting, with Mrs. John fcrowor, president, in charge. The regular procedure of business followed. Tho cafeteria report showed that 505 free lunches had been given in tho past month. A donation by tho teachers waa given to help swell tho bank account. Tho founders' day program will be given Friday evening, February 17. A birthday cake will be sold following the program. An executive board mooting wns hold after adjournment nnd Dnn Fulton was olooted vice-president for tho rest of the year. Plans were made, tentatively, for a card party and a dance to bo held in the near, future. A regular meeting of the Standard P. T. A. will be hold Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the auditorium of the school. There will bo a special program In commemoration of founder's tiny. Tv\FT, February 13.—Changing tho regular mooting date from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday night of this week on account of tho founders' day celebration, tho Taft Primary Parent Teacher Association' is planning an Interesting evening in honor of tho occasion, according to the president, MI.MS Mnbel Edwards. The affnlr will be held In tho Taft primary auditorium. Miss Edward* has announced a bus- incss meeting at 7 o'clock with tho program and entertainment to follow at 7;.10. The burnous meeting will l>o short, with only routine matters considered. A pagoant, depicting the meaning of founders' tiny will bo given under the direction of Mrs. It. J. Neilaen. Mrs. Avenel Wlthrow, piano instructor of Taff, will piny two selections and Mrs. 75, O. Sowcll will give a vocal number. Mrs. Sewcll will sing "Trees" by request of the association. It is hoped that Mrs. Goorge F. Mc- Kinnin will accept tho urgent Invitation that has been given her to favor the aMoclfUJon with a vocal selection. Dances by school children, the candle-lighting ceremony and refreshments will Conclude the program. Children under 10 years of n*e will bo taken care of by a nurse in another part of tho building so that their parents may enjoy tho program. Ordena P. T. A., a body of 35 members, boast* an average attendance of 12 at its bi-weekly sessions. Forty- flvo children arc given hot. dishes at lunch time, tho project being financed by tho making of quilts, and other means. Tho p. T. A. celebrated Founder's day, February 10. Tho following program was given by the school: Rhythm orchestra, "Slumber Song," Girls' and boys' gleo club; "Playing In the Snow," Sixth grade voice choir; "Our Heroes," Flag Drill, fifth and sixth grades; songs, primary grades; "Washington Crossing tho Delaware," eighth grade voice choir; p. T. A, song by the P. T. A. Mrs. Andrew Hancock, proHldont of the Seventh district, spoko of tho need of knowing the schools in order to bring the hnnro and tho school together. The child of today needs a different type of training to fit him for citizenship, she said. Tho remainder of tho meeting was given to an explanation and discussion of pending- legislation affecting thft BcrhoalH. Refreshments wore served by tho hostesses, Mrs. P. Randall and Mrs. Ethyl Rygh. A regular meeting of tho Pershtng P. T. A. was held Thursday nt tho Porshlng School at bobec. Tho Constitution as revised by the executive board was read and accepted. Tho members of this P. T. A. aro busy preparing for a play to be given at tho school on tho night of February 24, In which only members of the organization will take part and which promises to ho one of tho best they have over given. In addition to the play; ana on the same night there will be u minstrel show put on by local talent. After tho play and tho minstrel show aro over refreshments will bo served and tickets for tho whole evening are selling for a small charge. Tho money taken In will be used for tho benefit of tho children of tho school. E IN SERVIC TAFT, Feb. 13.—That tho Taft branch library la making a phenomenal Increase, both in number of patrons and books circulated, is shown by somo Interesting flguren provided by Miss Mabel Gay Went, head of the West Side branch libraries and librarian at the Taft branch. For the last quarter of 193?, end- Ing December 31, tho total circulation was 20,823. Of this numbqr, 0175 were children's books. This was a gain in adult circulation over the same nuar—.Jcajn tho elementary principles of ter In 1931 of 1605 and an increase- of pair und to become accustomed HOME HOBBIES" I STANDARD COU A new course is bring given this semester In tho industrial education department of Stnmlard School. Up to l!»3fl (ho shop program was confined to four types of work; wood work, sheet metal work, electricity and meri'hanteal drawing. Tho now cotirso Is being gfvon to the 6B boys nnd is called homo hobbles. It Is designed on tho plan of general shop classes given in many junior high npd high Mchoo\s In thi8;Htate. The 10, 11 and 12-year-old boys In thle class are given Instructions in a number of useful crafts, among which are shoo repairing, repair of faucets and minor plumbing Job?, adjustment and repair- Ing- of door locks, making electrical connections, and tho repairing of gas stoves. In this class boys will also do a bit of exploring;, they are going to have u lycik at tho aro light, tho stago lights nnd wiring, the clock and bell system, tho automatic heating system and tho big electric floor cleaners and waxors. Jf time permits tho clasH Is going to nen how a Moragc battery is constructed and what causes It to operate. They are also to learn something about an electric starter, a generator and a friw parts .of an automobile. Having covered those things, a motor meter, an air compressor, a spray paint brush, a welding and a cutting torch and other mechanical devlcoa will bo explained and examined. Tho oUJecU of this course are to arouse Interest and curiosity concerning any and all mechanical operations; to ro- PUPILS HEARD PUBLIC Vocal pupils of Don HIatt Splllman presented a group of voice pupils in a recital Saturday evening at tho Elks' club auditorium. A Inr^c group of relatives and friends were in attendance. Tho program wan presented by Wayne Fenderson, baritone; Mrs. Nlua White, ftoprano; Miss Henthel Jenkins, mezzo-soprano; and Miss Clara Mnst, soprnnp, assisted by Mrs. TJlllan Huxton Splllman, reader, and accom- panlHt. Among tho numbers presented were"I I,ovo a Mttle Cottage." (O'Hara), '7,o! Hoar tho Ocrttlo Lark," (Bishop) and "The Old Refrain," fKrelsliM-) hy Mrs, White; "I Shall Not Pass This Way Again." "Tho Sleepy Hollow Tune." (Kountz); "Friends o' Mine," (Sanderson). MIsw Jenkins; "The, Old Hoad." (Scott), "Hilling Down to KJo," (German). Wayne Foml*r«oii; "Trees" (Hnsbarh) and "Absent," (Motcnlf), "in the nurd on of Tomorrow," (Deppen), Miss Clara Mast. Mrs. Splllmnn'B readings Included "Katrlnn's Visit to New York," and "Tho Mourning Veil." SOUL JSSlECf AT VAN EWERT GIVES FINE ADDRESS Splendid Analysis of Crisis in Germany Given for College Women Challenging many persons able, William In history at lego, said in i fore that the SCIENTIST 247 In tho Juvenile department. ; machinery. From October 1, 1!>32, to February j 1, 1933, a total of 10,348 persons used the Taft library for reading and reference" work. For January of the present year the total circulation was 7562, an increase of 284y>ver January, 1032. Books received from Bakersflold In 3932 totaled 2192 of which 835 were children's books. In January 152 books were sent out from the Bakersfield headquarters. Tho increases noted in tho Taft branch, ranks among the highest In the libraries of tho county. to NS OFFERED BY TWO Circle Members Meet at Church Circle held Its meeting In the First Christian Church parlors recently with tho devotional period being led by Mrs. H. F. Clement. Mrs. 13. A. Hawkins was chosen to serve as secretary, taking tho place of Mrs. O. "\V. Newman, resigned. The last mooting <>f tho rnunrll year will bo held at tho home of Mrs. J. H. Huff, on Htm Kmtdlo ntreel, Thursday, February 23, at which time the new officers will take charge. Those present were, Mosdames A. Hawkins, AV. I,-. Cooper, M. W. Gist, J. Jacks, J. 7T. Smalley. M. A. Garland, M. K Cary, C. M. Prates, T). G F. Clement, K. A. Moore, Jessie Mur, n. 15, Becker, H. S. Akin, ticonco Dixon, De\voy Green, O. J. llaptle, J. H. Plcrson, «, U, Plcrsnn, Cl, M, Hlmckelford, C. W. Kramer, Minn Harriot Cnrlork, ttcvrrly Docker, Kenneth Plerpon, Hobby Knupp, Hilly Upshaw, Ijprainc Knupp and F. C. Park, f'artor, C. T. H. Tlnff, J. W. H. 1. Upshuw, O. A. Knapp, II. San Francisco's plans for tho en- tertutnmont of thousands of vteltors In connection with its varied program of Bpeotiictilur events over tho Wash- IiiRton'K birthday week-end were bo- Ing Kpnedod today, following announcement by tho Southern Pacific and Santa Fe companies' of a cloublo offering of dollar-day excursions. The bay city's attractions will be featured by tho FieldH-Corbett t-hnm- 1 plonshlp boxing match and opening j of th«« municipal War Memorial on I February 22, and ground-breaking { coromunk»n for tho Golden Onto hrldffe on February 2(1. Tho United States builln fleet will be In tho harbor during tho celebration. To accommodate travel to San Francisco from nil California stations for "WiiHhliiKlon'H birthday, tho rall- roiidM will operate cont-a-milo roundtrip excursions 1-Ybruary 21 nnd 22, It wtiH inmle known h^rp. ThiH offering, he mild, will be followed hy n three-day mile of the low- fare, transportation, February 24, 2."> and 2fl, and between nil points on tho company's HIH-H in nix western Tho final return limit will bo 7 in all cases. "Soul" was tho subject of tho los- son-sermon on Sunday In all branches of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, In Boston, Mass/ Tho flcrlptural selections included the words from Matthew: "And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, rryinff, and saying, Thou son of David, havo mercy on us. And when ho was come Into the house, tho blind men canio to him: and JemiB said unto them, Believe yo that 1 am able to do this? They said unto him. Yea, Tx>rd. Then touched ho their eyes, saying, According to your faith bo it unto you. And their eyes were opened; . . . And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, toAchtnff In th«lr synaitourues, and preaching tho gospel of tho kingdom, and healing 1 every sickness and every disease among the people." A passage from "Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures," by Mary Baker Kddy, stated, "Knowing that Soul nnd its attributes were forever manifested through man, the Master healed the sick, gavo night to the blind, hearing to the deaf, feet to the lame, thus bringing to light the scientific action of tho til vino Mind on human minds and bodies and giving a better understanding of Soul and HiUvution." the conviction held hy that progress is Inevlt- Van Kwort, Instructor BakersfieUl Junior Coln address Saturday be- the local college women's club "progress" can result only from understanding of problems as they exist nnd intelligent efforts to grapple with and solve such problems. He made clear tho distinction between "progress" and "change," pointing out thnt it was "change," not "progress," that resulted from the policy of letting problems "work themselves out," It was from these remarks that Mr. Ewert led into his dlscusion of the "Political Crisis in Germany," which. ho said, was only ono of a thousand similar crises of the day, and which must be met Intelligently if the world in to hope for progress. Throe of the world's most deeply rooted institutions, capitalism, democracy and nationalism, aro now on trial In Germany, ho stated. German Unemployment As Indications of tho German crisis, Mr. Ewert showed that in only one year since tho war has that country enjoyed a favorable trade balance. Definitely linked to this problem is that of unemployment, six million men now being out of work In Germany. The government dole for these millions has been reduced until many families aro subsisting on $1.50 per week. "Wages of all skilled artisans were reduced 50 per cent during 1932. Those are a few of the facts brought out by the speaker as evidence of the crisis which Is to be faced by the new German government elected in March. "The United States cannot but be interested in tho outcome, since -10 per cent of German securities ai-e foreign-owned, and tho bulk of these securities are held by Americans," he said. And tho Americans can help by a. sympathetic understanding; of the situation and trup consideration of their own and the world's best Interests, Mr. Ewert Indicated. Coming Events Tho program was arranged by the International section of the club. Mr«. James JC. Thrasher, president of the club, conducted a short business meeting. Announcement was nmdo that Paul Cud man of the Cni- vcrslty of California will be the next speaker before the olub ou March 3). It will bo un open dinner meeting. Tho book section of the club will meet Tuesday night at the homo of Mrs. George HolmquUt, 2703 Nineteenth struct. Assisting hostesses will be Miss Hester Klnneiir and Miss Marlon Carson. Miss Barbara Horton will review "The Fountain." by Clinrles Morgan, Mrs. "\V. I J . Winham, chairman of the scholarship committee, announced that a bridge party will bo .sponsored by tho committee on April 2?, at a placo to bo designated later. Tho olub voted to hold its annual election in April nnd tho constitution was altered accordingly. A group of dancing pupils of Mtss Ann Anderson appeared aa entertainers on tho program. Tho dnncern charmingly costumed to represent various nations gave an Interesting exhibition. Thoso taking part were: Doris Mne Lars en, Joanno Slaughter, Uuth Nelll, Billy Irene Plokle. Mary Carolyn Daly, Frances Buchner, lx>ls Knowles, Oeraldlne Roberts, Constance Pnuly. Marguerite Thornber. and Helen Richmond. Tho meeting wn« In the form of a luncheon at Hotel El Tejon. EXPERTS ROLES ON PRUNING Hiatus. March FRATERNAL Party at Marah Home Members of Security Houeftt AssorU lilayeil five meeting recently and Mrs. T. \V. RECENT BIRTHS 1 I NEW ORLEANS COTTON NM1W ORLEANS. jOh. 13. fA. P.) — .Spot cotton clOfcod Htcady. 7 pointy up SPICK, r»9S; middling. 0.07. Valentine Party Is Held by Lodge * "~^ **^^bp^^»™^ , Sido No. 2 of a campaign sponsored by Women of the Moose, entertained ut a valentine party and "white elephant" .sale at n recent meeting* Mrs. A. L. Knok-H Is chairman of the tMitt-r- tainliiK side. The "Pink Elephants," their .opponents, will receive at a sur- prtKO party next Friday evening. Mrs. C. McMillan was chairman o/ the last affair, at which prizes wero won by Mrn, McMillan, Mrs. lOlhi M. Heath, and Mrs. M. N. Nunnelly. Mrs. Marguerite K rough and, Mrs. McMillan presented entertainment; MemljfrK will malic- a tour of inspection of OH* T'c-rt-rork'ilalry Wcdno.sday, at ihr corn or of Twenty- nnd T Htn-t't :it 2 oVhn*l<. Mr. ami Mr*. >\i»«rj C. son, Conrad A., February 1. Mr. mid Mrn. Wallace* A. twine, Robert A lion arid Omrleu Albert, January 10. Mr. and Mr*. It. rt. Freeboru, son, Jack R, February 6. Mr. and Mrs. Kihvin n. Beckfndorf, daughter, Catherine Lucille Irene, Fi'bruury S. Mr. nnd .Mrs Alfred Oomea, son, Jose, February 3. Mr. ami Mr*. Morris Johnson, son, James Cleveland. February 3, Mr. iiiuJ Mrs. Arthur MuJone, daughter, Joyce M, FVhrimry 4. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Mason, daughter, Betty May, February G. Mr. nnd Mrs. Hote Shubln, son, WIIMo. February 5. •Mr. and Mrs. Adatn Gneir.. daughter, I'atriglu Ann, February G, Mr. nnd Mr*. Frm! Wiw. xnn, Fob- niary .*». allun, Kern Council hundred at a social at tho home of Mr. .Marsh. Prizes wore won l»v Ulxon. Mrs. T. w. Moshehn and I.oo W. Hall. went to llelonn Stcnnmde and ^ Herring. Th* draw prize was won by Mrs. Kred Mosh<>li<?. Instructions in the pruning of ornamental shrubs, rose bushes, fruit and shade trees and other plants common in local garden.*! was given by H. A. Anderson and Harry Holmes, Instructors In horticulture at Kern County Tnlon High School, during u recent field trip conducted under auspices of the Bakersfic',4 Garden Club, Additional requests havo been 'made since then for further Information, who reiterated some uf the main guides for amateur gardeners today. The art of pruning, It was brought out 1>3' the high sohool Instructors, in to do It In such a way Hint the plant * does not appear to have be-on pruned. The Hhrub should never be made to look unnatural by pruning, they said. Correcting a common misapprehension, Mr. Holmes mado the point that, not all fihrubH should IT pruned at this season. He divided tho plants Into four classes, the first of \vhich he described as those such ns tho roses and summer lilacs, that bloom on the end of tho current year's growth. These ho said, should be cut back severely during tho winter In order to promote an abundance of n«w growth. A Becond group, Including shruba that bloom on the past season's growth, such a« the bridal wreath, should not be pruned for another month ye't. or until after the blossom- 1 g period. A third class, of which tho Pymcnnthap are representative, plnntH that produce berries in the wln- tor, .should not hn pruned until Into in the winter, after tho shrubs have pro- Mr*, (.toorgn jdiiced their crop of berries, Mr, Holmes Marsh. 1-Yed i stated. Juvenile J Ornamentnl .Mirubs that do not bloom, of rotjr.vo. may be pruned at any time during tho winter months. I Card Party Tuesday Past Pocahontases and Past Powa- tans of I>ackawauna Council No. 134, Degree of Pocnhontns will sponsor a Valentine card party Tuesday evening at the home of airs. N. J. will- |iunis. 2203 Twentieth street. Th« at'} fair will -be op.ni to the public. I'risses ; and refreshments- are planned. Th« funds will be used by tho , W. R. C. Meeting Jlurjbul Woman's Relief Corps will meet Tuesday afternoon at I 1 o'clock at Memorial hall. Mrs. Murgnret Sum- nivrs will preside. • Sakersfield Camp Bakersflold Camp, No. soi;;. Modern Woodmen of America, will hold a KO- night Tne:<duy evening nt S »t Moon* ball. 'Name Delegates to i Homesteaders Meet Mr*. Margaret Vineyard, Arthur **3'ard uml Harold HuiUIey were elected delegates to a northern California district convention in Chico April 7 and 8, when tho Homestead Life Association met recently at the K. of ('. luiil un Lake strict. Mm, Kmory Harirmn. 1,011 Finney und Mrs. II. A. Force were named alternate*. C. V. Uoileen presided. T.eon Huston and Charles Wiles were taken Into tho lodge. Mrs. p. s. l.ongorla, lady of entertainment, will be assisted by Mrs. tfUna Rogers and Mr*. MargiiretVlne- yiml on arranging entertainment for Kebruury 1M, U«fre«hmpnl!> \\ orr« st»r\ ml by Mm, llarmtir, and Mrn. Uode«n.

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