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THE BAKEHSF1ELU CAL1FOHN1AN, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1U33 Oil and Mine News JEWS REACHES Oil Curtailment Program of South Central State Is Receiving Best T^est AUSTIN, Feb. 13,—The turning point In the fight by tho rallrond commission to enforce proratlon In the _Bast Texas field has been reached, according 1 to a statement Issued by Commissioner Ernest O. Thompson at Kilgoro, after a personal investigation 4 of conditions In the. producing area. "While reorganization and consolidation of tho railroad commission forces has brought greater efficiency and moro effectiveness, the major part of the credit belongs to the landowners, the people that were here bo- foro the oil field came," Thompson said. "The landowners are awake to the sltuatibri nnd are determined to protect their rights, and see that their rightful possessions are not dissipated Jn a wild orgy of flowing wells and overproduction. "While they would like to have more oil than Is now allowed under present orders, they realize that there ,1s not «nough market to go around nnd that everybody should have his proportionate share of the available market. Tho greater portion of the operators realize that tho breaking down of proratlon would mean complete destruction for many of our operators, as well as deprive the landowner of the wealth that is his." Oil Agreements C. W, Bloemer et ux to A. T. Jer- glns, trustee — Lease covering northwest quarter of soul Invest quarter of section 18, ,10-30; dated February , C, 1993, one-eighth royalty. General Petroleum Corporation of California to W. W. Qrlmsley et ux, J. 'T. Fuller ot nx nnd W. I/. Wann— Cancelntlon of louse covering southwest quarter of section C2, 26-27. Texas Company to Lincoln A. Young ct ux — Cancelatlon of lease covering east half of cast half of southeast quarter and east half of west half of cnst half of southeast quarter section 12, 27-22, excepting parcel In extreme northeast corner of southeast quarter being 550 feet north and south by 396 feet east, and west. Jack A. Truman to A. M- Sweeney — Assignment 1 per cent oil, gas, etc., from lots 6 to 0, 13, 15, 16, 17, Clover Leaf Tract. Frank C. Powell et ux— South hnlf of lot 26, section 15, 29-27. D, S. Pryor et ux— North holt of lot 28, section 15, 29-27. Union Hurries to Completion Point With a depth of approximately 7000 feet, the King No. 3 well of tho Union OH Company, on section 29, 21-17 at Kettleman Hills, is being drilled ahead through brown shale formation at a steady pace. The well Is within 1500 feet of completion point. The company's King No. 2, completed at S500 feet, IB doing about 1600 barrels of crude and 7,500,000 cubic feet of natural gas dally, and No. 1 Is producing npproxt- mately 1800 barrels of oil and about 6,700,000 cubic feet of natural gas. Both are beancd sharply. Death Valley Scotty Gets Credit for Monument Idea IN NESION CITIES (Astoetateii Preti Looted TTtre) SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13. — Bank deposits gained In tho far west's 35 weekly reporting Federal Reserve member banks last week, in spite of continued sluggish businoHs conditions, tho weekly report Issued by tho Federal Reserve Bank of San Franolsc* showed today. Total deposits, aggregated $1,480,000,000, u guilt of $3,000,000 for tho wuuit. A yuar ago the totnl was $1,493,000,000. Tlnio deposits, Including savings ((•counts, .wore materially higher than u year ago, tho current total being ! !H1,000,800, compared with last year's figure-, of $884,000,000. The gain was a little more than 3 per cent. Demand deposits .were $600,000,000, up $1,000,000 from the preceding week. <s>-^- -<j> I BRIGHT SPOTS IN BUSINESS (United Pre»n Leased Wire; . NEW YORK.—-Bank , closings decreased sharply In January, totaling 237, against 326 In January, 1032, according to tho American Banker. NEW YORK,—Shipments of pneu- | mntlo tire casings In December, 1832, .amounted to 1,818,700 casings, a gain of 0.3 per cent over November, the riubber Manufacturers Association re- Ported. TOLEDO.—Employment In 51 major Toledo plants Increased 518 during the pHst week and the total of 17,098 em- ployes on February 10 was tho largest In two years. NEW YORK.—Interstate Hosiery Mills. Inc., reported a 1932 profit of $80,020, against $65,308 In 1931. Citrus Market (Associated Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES, Fob. 13.— Reports from eastern and middle western auction centers today gave tho following p-rlco range per box: Orangu Graded abovo Choice Choice Boston ......... ?2.55©3.JB 12.15 ____ Chicago ......... 2.5503.35 2.20@2.66 Philadelphia ---- 2.35513.15 2.04 ____ Plttsburg ....... 2.G6®2.85 2.40®2.50 Cleveland ....... 2.50(fi<3.10 ........ St. Louis ........ 2.20(3)3.00 2.3B@2.55 Baltimore ....... J.80 ____ 1.30 .... Cincinnati ...... 2.55012.75 2,15 .... Detroit ......... 2.85(8*3.76 2.46@2.65 New Orleans .................... Lemons Graded above Choice Choice Boston ......... $4.«5<S>4.85 $3.600'3.SO Chicago ........ 3.85584. GO 2.95 Philadelphia ____ 3.20(fi>3.95 3.00 Plttsburg ....... 3.9504.10 2,70 Cleveland ....... 3,05(a3.95 2.80 St. Louis ....... 3.40(^3.70 2.20 Baltimore ................ '. .. Cincinnati ...... 4.30 ____ 2.30 Detroit ......... 2.80 ____ 3.30 New Orleans ____ 2.55 ..... (L'nitcd Preti ANGIfiLliS, Feb. 13.—Death Valley Scotty, flamboyant figure •whose exploits have created a saga] of the w<?6t, wns credited todixy with being largely responsible for the establishment of Death Valley as a na- ^tlonal monument. i Heavy-set, jaunty, boisterous, Wat- : ter Scott did more than any living I man to popularize this desert sink, [ lying: :)00 feet below sen level near tho ' Nevada'state line In Inyo county. ' His genius for publicity and his : Kcnulne love for this region, at once ' a forbidding hell of hpat nnd a brill-! lant achievement of prankish nature, ' bore fruit today In the reported signing by President Hoover of a procla- j mntlnn setting: aside the valley as a| desert monument. ! Leased Wire) There are grizzled prospectors who perhaps know Death A r nlley better than Waller Scott, but. the afr of mystery which has grown up about him, tho stories of his fabulous gold mine and his flair for "making the front page" have fixed him In the mind of the public as a veritable man of the desert. 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 Scott came out of the eastern end of Inyo county burdened down with sacks of gold. The gold, he let It be known, came from an Immensely rich mine he had discovered In the heart of Denth Valley, where nature perpetrated one of her greatest jokes on mankind. Superior Is Making Fast Drilling Time Superior Oil Company is making rapid progress In the drilling of Its sixth Huffman well on section 29, '-'1-17 nt Kottlemnn Hills. Tho bit had passed the 5000-foot mark and continues through hard sand nnd shale formation. Although capable of doing several thousand barrels of oil nnd many million cubic feet of natural gas dally each, none of the four Huffman producers are opened wide, and each has been beancd'to less than 1000 barrels • dally. The four wells are doing approximately 2300 barrels of crude and about 6,000,000 cubic feet of natural gas dally together. Huffman No. 0, on the same section, Is rigged up nnd ready for spudding upon completion of No. 6. STATE TAX EXPERTS SPEAK JEFORE CLUB (Continued From I'age Seven) . Hoover Is Offered VIENNA, Feb. IS.—The mining college of Leoben. one of Europe's most famous metallurgical Institutes, voted yesterday to confer u degree of honorary doctor of science upon Herbert Hoover, subject to the President's acceptance. state from being $6!l,000.000 In the red | nt the end of the next htennlum—It is 1 the problem of how to keep the state ! from operating under a huge deficit." j 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 $59,000,000 at the end of the next blennium. "There are two possible courses of 'action before tho Legislature: First, I levy new and higher taxes; second, I cut the costs of government to meet Its Income. "Should the Legislature decide or i bo forced to the alternative of raising taxes, there are the following possl- San Luis Wildcat Reaches 4800 Feet Shell Oil Company has ifrogressed to more than 4800 feet In the drilling -,of its Mahoney No. 1 prospect well on section 4, 25-12, In the San Miguel district of San Luis Oblspo county. Sand nnd gravel are being drilled through at bottom. GUSHER REPORTED BAKU, Feb. 13. (U. P.)—An oil fiTUBher In-the transcaucasian fields near Lokbahan was reported today to be running 1500 tons a day. Oil was struck at about 2000 feet. FULL GOSPEL MEETING All Full Gofpcl Tabernacle,ministers of the valley arc holding u meeting in Vlsalia today. The sessions opened at 10:30 o'clock this morning. Present ' from Bnkerafleld was the Rev. Charles Wesley Ople. D. of V. Plans Series of Parties Final arrangements were made for n series of six card parties for a convention delegates' fund In Berkeley In May, when the Daughters of Veterans met at Memorial hall, recently, with Mrs. Virginia Preston presiding. .The first party will be held ut' tho home of Mrs. Vrrnlo Sprague, 1205 Eighth street, Satudray, Februarv IS. Mrs. Ada Crosland announced "hat .1115 had been expended for relief »-ork. , Two contests were hold, with prizes going to Mrs. Marie Bnptlsta and Mrs. J. Hopper. The convention delegat'os include MevdmneM Vernie Sprnguo, Louise Moore, Una Walters and June Stevenson. INT1NTION8 TO WED Jo« Lencionl, 26, and Nellie J. Fan- uochl, IS, Bakersfleld. Glenn E. Thomas, 2S, and Alice M. Darling* 27, Baltorsflold. Thomas H. Uutlirlo, ,10. DakiM'sflcId nnd Vcnnor ,1. France, ::il, T.OF* ,\n- Two Possibilities "It could levy nn Income tax or a selective snles tux, neither of which would raise tho necessary amount of revenue. "It could equalize taxes paid by the state taxpayers. However, tho net increase in the revenues to the state from this action would be but a email . portion of the 159,000,000 difference i between revenues nnd propofc'ed ex- j pendltures. I "A general sales tffec could be levied upon all the people of California which would yield tho necessary revenue. This would be a 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 tho locnl governments. "There Is little doubt as to what tho reception of now or higher taxes would bo at the hands of the taxpayers of California. Retrenchment Solution "Tho other alternative before the Legislature Is to retrench—to cut tho costs of government; in other words, to make It possible for the state government to operate on a total general fund revenue of $92,500,000. This Is tho only possibility, If we ure not to "If the people of California allow the situation to go unheeded, years of depression will be the lot of California. If they allow tho legislators to think that the active, Inspired, nnd highly organized protest from any special group IK the voice of the people of California, they arc doomed to years of suffering nnd want. "Tho people must decide theso issues on a basis of reason nnd fact. They must not allow themselves to ho swayed, by beautifully executed, sentimental appeals. Selected Group "The people of California have sent a selected group of men to Sacramento as our representatives. They have every facility /or gathering information. The full machinery of tho state government Is at their disposal to obtain the facts of the situation. If we arc to heckle them with pleas and nd- vlce, based on little or no Information, they will be unable to make necessary cuts In the cost of government. "We nuibt not be back sent drivers. We must allow our legislators to make their decisions based on facts and not on carefully planned political campaigns based on propaganda and hysteria. - Tho situation is crucial. If we do not make the necessary "read- Just mcntK, we will face bankruptcy, not alone of the ptnlr government, but of nil the people. Uur motto should l>e 'l'!rnd.lii!»i or hti?r " LOS ANGELES PRODUCE MARKET LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13. (U. P.)— Trading was slow on this morning's market with few price changes reported. Artichokes,' Davenport frost-free 48s-60s, $3,25<r))3.50 box. Smaller brought $3.00(jf 3.25. Loose avocados, Fuertes, 18@19c pound. Pueblos, 15@17c. Davenport Brussels sprouts, S9c pound. Local Cunnonball cabbage, 40@SOc field crate. Local cauliflower, 40@50c field crate; few 60c. Celery, Venice hnlf crates, 40@BOc. Chula Vista, 75®85c. Grapefruit market: Imperial valley market pack unwrapped G4s-100s, $1.15 @1.25 box. Lettuce, Imperial valley dry pack 4s, $100^1.25 c-rate. Lomlta loose pack 3s, 30(??35c. Peas, Imperial valley, ]3@16o pound. San Diego county Admiral, 10@12c. Telephone, 13<jj>16c. New potatoes, San Diego county, 5® Oc pound on British Queen. Soft squash, Imperial valley 4 baskets White Summer, ?3.75®4.00. Some Italian, $2.50iKS.OO. San Diego county Italian, $3.00@3.50. Local Hubbard, $10.00(8'12.00 ton. Sweet potatoes, local lugs Jerseys, 40(g'oOc. Nancy Halls, 65(ff85c. Ordinary, SBWoOf. San Joaquln valley Jerseys, 50(gi55c. i Four-basket crates of Nllnnd to- i matoes, $2.50(0)2.75 on 9 and 12 top, ! few 16 top, $2.00. I U. A. BUTTER, EGGS, POULTRY 1 LOS ANGELES. Feb. 13. (U. P.)— i Butter ! Extra, ISc; prime firsts, 17c; stand! nl-ds, IGc; firsts, 15c. i Eggs (Candled) ! Large— Clean extras, 16c; light dirty extras, 15^c; clean standards, 16c; light dirty standards, 15c; checks, 13c. Medium— Clean. MHc; light dirty dirty -mediums, 34c; clean standards, 14c; light dirty standards, 14c; checks, 13c. Small— Clean, 14c; light dirty, 14c. ' Poultry and Rabbits Hens, Leghorns, 2»i to 3>4 Ibs., Oc. Hens, Leghorns, 3Vi Ibs. up, 9c. Hens, Leghorns, 4 Ibs. and up, 9c. Hens, colored, 3H to 4 Ibs., 13c. Hens, colored, 4 Ibs. and up, 15c, Broilers, 1 to 1V4 Ibs., 13c. Broilers, l>i to 3U Ibs., 16c. Fryers, Leghorns, 2U to 3 Ibs., Me. Fryers, colored, 2'/i to 3% Ibs., 17c. Roasters, soft bone, 3% Ibs. up, 17c. Stags, 13c. Old roosters, 8c. Ducklings, Pekln, 4 Ibs. and up, lie. Other than Pekin, 4 Ibs. and up, lOc. Old ducks, lOc. Geese, 12c, Young torn turkeys, 13 IBs. up, 13c. Young toms, dressed, 12 Ibs. up, 16c. Hen turkeys, 9 Ibs. and up, 13c. Hen turkeys, dressed, 8 Ibs. up, J8c. Old torn turkeys, 12c; dressed, 15c. Squabs, under 11 Ibs. per dozen, 15c. Squabs, 11 Ibs. per dozen up, 20c. Capons, live, under 7 Ibs., 18c.' Capons, live, 7 Ibs. and up, 20c. Capons, dressed, under G Ibs., 23c. Capons, dressed, 6 Ibs. and up, 23c. Rabbits, No. 1 white, 3 to 4 Ibs., 9c. Rabbits, No. 2 white, 3 to 4 Ibs., Go. •No. 1, mixed colors, 3 to 4 Ibs., Gc. No. 2, mixed colors, 3 to 4 Ibs., 5c. Rabbits, No. 1 old, 5c. TAXATION (Continued From Page One) than war and added he was willing to make any sacrifice "to fight this terror," but warned that tho Inflationary path Is "the road to ruin.". "Tho government," he said, returning to other questions, "should stop advancing rnoney to pay Interest and principal on private debts of a doubtful nature. "It Is a postponement and frustration of economic cure." he warned. Quizzed by Senators Senator Conniilly, Democrat, Texas, was the first to question Baruch, asking- him to give in moro detail his views on reducing the gold content I of tho dollar, which Connally Is ad- ' vocatlng as an Inflationary measure. Baruch told him this would raise prices for the new, reduced gold content dollar, but the new dollars wouldn't buy any moro as their purchasing power would decrease In proportion to the Inflation. "The fanner who owes money would benefit," Baruch agreed with Connally, "but you could do the samo thing for him by printing paper." Answers Senator Reed Senator Reed, Republican, Pennsylvania, pointed out that Knglfind went off the gold standard over the weekend, but said.in this country It would FOR MR TEA All Bidden to Milk Fund Benefit Tuesday nt Woman's Club Hall Assuring all who attend of a delightful afternoon, tho program was announced In full today for a silver ton of Bakorsfleld Council of Parents and Teachers, Tuesday afternoon from 2 fo 4:30 o'clock, at tho Woman's i Club hall. Tho affair Is for the milk fund for j needy children, nnd Is open to the public, with a cordlnl Invitation to all Interested, to attend. Mrs. J. J. Fagan, general chairman, announced the entertainment us follows: Piano solo, Mrs. Leo Rapp; vocal solo, Mrs. C. J. Patterson; rending, Mrs. Myra W. Doss; piano solo, Jesse Jones; vocal solo, Ralph Patrick; skit by the Bakorsfleld mother singers; rending. Miss Joelyn P. T. A. ACTIVITIES Scott; School selections orchestra: by the Emerson selections by the high school boys' quartet, and reading, Miss Jean Cook. T HE Button-willow P. T. A. mot Friday afternoon' for tho regular monthly business mooting, -with Mrs. John Browor, president, In charge. Tho regular procedure of business followed. Tho cafeteria report showed that 505 freo lunches had been given In tho pnst month. A donation by tho teachers was given to help swell the bank account. The founders' day program will be given Friday evening, February 17. A birthday cake will be sold following the program. An executive board meeting was hold after adjournment and Dan Fulton was elected vlco-prosldont for tho rest of the year. Plans were made, tentatively, for a card party and a dance to bo held In the near- future. require congressional action would take at least a week. which "What would happen during that week?" ho asked Baruch. "There wouldn't be a nlcklo's worth of gold left In the federal reserve system to put behind the devalued dollar," Baruch replied. -#• C. I BANQUET IS ATTENEO BY 10 Members and friends of the Rio Bravo Young People's Christian En- denvor Society gathered nt the schoolhouse on Saturday evening to enjoy a banquet and program. The banquet was given tho winning side of a recent attendance contest, of which Mis* Irene Mnrtin wns captain. Miss Frances Wilson headed the losers. Seventy persons wore present. T. M. Mnrtin acted as tonstmastor. Short talks were given by the Rev. and Mrs. G. A. Martin, Alpha Combs, Woodrow Graves, Frances Wilson and Irene Martin. Several quartet numbers were presented by members of Shafter Mennontte Brethorn Church chorus. Members were,' Dave Strauss, George Strauss, Earl Becker and Henry Karber. Herbert Enns, also of Shafter, presented selections on the accordion. Mrs. J. O. Coble was awarded a valentine box of candy. Following the banquet the crowd re- i, SOCIAL MEE|_G IS HELD Reports of "friendship parties," preparations for a dinner Wednesday, February 22, nnd a social hour were Included when the Wanner dais met recently at tho home of Mrs. Carla Harms, .613 G street. Pfirtios were given by Mrs. Emmet Stewart, Mrs. W. L. Lackey, Mrs. S. C. Coates, Mrs. Alfred Sicilian, Mrs. A. C. Dlxon, Mrs. Glade Wattenbarger, Mrs. V. W. Payn.ter, and Mrs. IT. Harris. Proceeds will bo used for religious education work. Mrs. Alfred Slemon reported a visit of 40 members to the Peacock dairy. Mrs. Slemon and Mrs. Henry volunteered to take charge mained for schoolroom. a song service in tho Tho program committee consisted ot Vercll Wilson, T. Leonard Temple. M. Martin and 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 $3.85: top, $3.85; 220-250- pound, $370<j)>3.SO; 2GO-300-pound, $3.60 (S'3.70; 140-180-pound, $3.fiO@3.80; most packing sows, $2.90@3.10'; smooth light weights to $3.20 on shipper account, Cattle — Receipts 10,000; strong to 25c- higher on light heifer and mixed yearlings; strong on yearling steers; undertone slow: largely steer run; best long yearlings early, $6.25; beet medium weights. $6.00: weighty bullocks, $5.25; bulk steer and yearling crop, $4.25<jf6.00; best heifers, $5.25; cow run very small, undertone steady to strong; bulls, 10©15c higher, weighty sausage offerings up to $3.00; vealers tending lower; big killers taking: $7.50(^8.50. • Sheep — Receipts, 20,000; steady; tendency higher on limited supply; f enernl quality rather plain, good 755-pound native lambs, $6.50(^5.75; few choice loads, ?5.85(?f 6.00; bidding $5.75 or nround 2!>i; lower on choice fed western lambs scaling around 90 pounds, choice 125-pound native ewes. $2.75. Los Angeles Hay (Amoclated Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES, Fob. 13.—Hay per ton f. o. b. Los Angeles: Choice barloy, $12.50®] 3.50.' Choice oat, $13.5011-14.50. Alfalfa delivered Hynes or El Monts: U. S. No. I. $12.00iijn3.00. U. S. No. 2, leafy, $11.60©12.00. U. S. No. S!, $10.50011.60. Officers of Thimble Club Are Installed Mrs. Lucy Mlnter was installed as president by Mrs. Isabel Pollock, assisted by Mrs. Vernie Sprngue, when tho Ivy Thimble Club met at the home of Mrs. Minnie Goble, 239 Qulncy street. Roll call wns responded to with quotations. Mrs. Mae Moon, Mrs. Marion Mott and Mrs. Joste Goodwin were named as board of finance. Mrs. Pearl Harding, 2020 13 street, invited members to her home for their March meeting. Taking advantage of tho proximity of St. Valentines day, tho hostess used the February H motif in decorating. Those present wero Mesdamos Jessie Stokes, Ivy Borgwardt, Jean Wells, Pearl Harding, Marlon Mott, Myrtle Stelgelman, Lily Ingham, Isabel Pollock, Odessa Kizzlar, Charlotte Smith, Myrtle Weaber, Mae Moon, Vernu Sprague, Anita Elgar, Minnie Goblo, Hattie Starr, Lucy Mlnter, Lola Oldecker, Hosephlno Goodwin, Palma Black, and the Misses Vearl Woolsey and Edna Edwards. •» *-» SAN FRANCISCO LIVESTOCK .^.inc, uuii-uej* HIUUMU juc /utrncr; „„ . ... , ,*.*.^,v, °182-189-pound Callfornias, $4.25; few ' hursday, ]• ebruary 23, nt which time packing KO\V«, $3.00. the new officers will tako charge. Markets Closed (A 88ooi'a ted Press Leased TF(re) NEW YORK, Feb. 13—Except the New Orleant cotton exchange, financial markets throughout the country were cloied today, Lin. coin's birthday. Inasmuch as New .York Cfty banks also took a holiday, foreign exchange transactions were mispendetl. Hullett of tho kitchen arrangements and Mrs. W. E. Edwards, of tickets for tho dinner. Games were led by Mrs. 1 farms and a solo was presented by Mrs. Karl A. Shaefer, accompanied at the piano by Sirs. J. J. Fngnn. The next session will be March 3 at tho home of Mrs. Fletcher r,. Watson. Mrs. Harms was assisted in fiprviiiR; by her mother, Mrs. Nettle Holmes nnd her two sls- tors, Mrs. K. T. Benedict and Mrs. lOrtllh Cnnllhcrs. Among those present were Mos- damefi and Misses L. A. Caltoway, F. L. Hayes, Harry in. Klncald, 13vn II. Cash, Bertha Davis, Margaret McKee, Uolla Grainger, Edith Baker, Gordon Tralll, Helen Richardson, Alfred Slemon, F. R. Faulk, F. G. Watson, W, L. Ijnckcy, Percy Atwood, George L. Hottle, L. E. King, H. N. Harvey, Emmet Stewart, W. 13. Edwards, W. Ball, Henry Hullet, II. C. Evans," Carla Harhis, E. T. Benedict, J. .T. Pagan, K. A. Shaefer, 75. L. Freyermuth, Eileen Dilts, Lydla David. E. W. BVnddon. Edith Carrl tliers, and Nettle Holmes. A regular meeting of the Standard P. T. A. will be held Tuesday afternoon nt 3 o'clock In the auditorium of tho school. There will bo a spcclnl program In commemoration of founder's day. TAFT, February 13.—Changing tho regular meeting tints from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday night of this j week on account of tho founders' day I celebration, the Taft Primary Parent j Teacher Association' Is planning an In' terestlng evening In honor of tho occasion, according to the president, Miss Mabel Edwards. Tho affair will bo held In the Taft primary auditorium. Miss Edwards has announced a bus- j Iness meeting nt 7 o'clock with tho program and entertainment to follow at 7:30. Tho business meeting will bo short, with only routine matters considered. A pageant, depleting the meaning of founders' day will be given under tho direction of Mrs. It. J. Nellsen. Mrs. Avenel Wlthrow, piano Instructor of Taft, will piny two selections and Mrs. E. Q. Sowell will give a vocal number, Mrs. Sewell will sing "Trees" by request of the association. It is hoped that Mrs, George F. Mc- Kinnlo will accept the urgent Invitation that has been given her to favor the association with « vocal selection. TAFT LIBRARY Dnnces by school children, the candle-lighting ceremony and refreshment!) will conclude the program. Children under 10 years of age will bo taken care of by a nurse In another part of tho building so that their parents may enjoy the program. Ordena P, T. A., a body of 15 members, boasts an average attendance of 12 at its bi-weekly sessions. Forty- five children aro given hot dishes at lunch time, the project being financed by the making of quilts, and other means. Tho P. T. A. celebrated Founder's day, February 10. Tho following program was given by the school; nhythm orchestra, "Slumber Song," Girls' and boys' glee club; "Playing In the Snow," Sixth grade voice choir; "Our Heroes," Flag Drill, fifth nnd sixth grades; songs, primary grades; "Washington Crossing tho Delaware," eighth grade voice choir; P. T. A. song by tho P. T. A. Mrs. Andrew Hancock, president of the Seventh district, spoke of tho need of knowing the schools In order to bring the honre and the school together. The child of today needs a different type of train- Ing to fit him for citizenship, she said. Tho remainder of tho mooting was given to an explanation and discussion of pending: legislation affecting tho schools. Refreshments were served by tho hostesses, Mrs. p, Randall and Mrs. Ethyl Rygh. A regular meeting of the Pershlng P. T. A. wns held Thursday at tho Pershlng School at Lobec. Tho Constitution as revised by the executive board wns read and accepted. The 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 be one of the best they have over given. In addition to the play, and on the same night there will be a minstrel show put on by local talent. After tho play and tho minstrel show are over refreshments will bo served nnd tickets for the whole evening are selling for a small charge. Tho money taken In will be used for the benefit of tho chlldron of tho school. TAFT, Feb. 13.—That the Taft branch library is making a phenomenal Increase, both In number of patrons and books circulated, Is shown by somo Interesting figures provided by Miss Mabel Gay West, head of the West Side brunch libraries and librarian at the Taft brnnch. For the last quarter of 193!, end- Ing December 31, tho total circulation was 20,823. Of this number, 0175 were children's books. This wns a gain In adult circulation over the same quar ter In 1931 of 1695 and an Increase of 247 In tho juvenile department. From October 1, 1932, to February 1, 1933, a total of 10,348 persons used the Taft library for reading and reference work. For January of tho present year the total circulation was 7562, an Increase of 284vover January, 1932. Books received from Bnkcrsflcld in • 1932 totaled 2192 of which 835 were ! children's books. In January 152 books wero sent out from the Bakersfield headquarters. The increases noted in tho Taft branch, ranks among the highest in the libraries of the county. A new course is being given this semester in the InduMrlal education department of Standard School. Up to 1933 the shop program was confined to four types of work; wood work, sheet metal work, electricity and nierchnnlcal drawing. The new course, Is being given to the 6B boys nnd Is called homo hobbles. It Is designed on tho plnn of general shop classes given In many Junior high ajjd high schoo\s In thtai state. The 10, 11 and 12-year-old boys in this class are given Instructions in a number of useful ornfts, among- which aro shoo repairing-, repair of faucets nnd minor plumbing jobs, adjustment nnd repairing of door locks, mnklng electrical connections, nnd tho repairing of gas stoves. In this class boys will also do a bit of exploring; , they are going to have a look at tho aro light, tho stngo lights rtnd wiring, tho cloek nnd bell system, tho automatic heating system and tho big electric floor cleaners and waxors. If time permits tho class Is going to see, how a storage battery is constructed nnd what causes it to operate. They are also to lc:irn something about an electric starter, a generator and a few parts of an automobile. Having covered these things, a motor meter, nn nlr compressor, a spray paint brush, a welding and a cutting torch and other mechanical devices will bo explained and examined. Tho objects of this course are to arouse Interest and curiosity concerning any nnd all mechanical operations; to tho elementary principles of ro- PUPILS IN PUBLIC RECITAL pupils of Don Hlntt Splllman presented a group of voice pupils in a recital Saturday evening at. tho Elks' club auditorium. A large group of relatives nnd friends were In attend- VAN HfERF E Splendid Analysis of Crisis in Germany Given for College Women Challenging the conviction hold by many persons thnt progress Is Inevitable, William Van Kwert, Instructor In history at Bakersfleid Junior College, said In an address Saturday before the local college women's club that "progress" can result only front the understanding of problems as they exist and Intelligent efforts to ' grapple with nnd solve such problems. He made clear tho distinction between "progress" and "change," pointing- out that 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 dlscuslon of the "Political Crisis in Germany," which, ho said, was only one of a thousand similar crises of the day, and which must be met Intelligently If the world in to hope for progress. Three of the world's most deeply rooted Institutions, capitalism, democracy and nationalism, are now on trial In Germany, ho stated. Qerman Unemployment As indications of tho German crisis, Mr. Ewert showed that In only one year since the 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 are subsisting on $1.50 per week. Wages of all skilled artisans were reduced 50 per cent during 1032. Those are u few of the facts brought out by tho 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 the outcome, since 40 per cent of German securities are foreign-owned, and the bulk of these securities are held by Americans," he anco. The program was presented by pair and to ! machinery. become accustomed to BY TWO RAILROADS Hun Francisco's plans for tho entertainment of thousands of visitors In connection with Its varied program of spectacular events over tho Washington's birthday week-end woro bo- IiiB- speeded today, following announcement by HID Southern Pacific ! and Santa Fe companies of a doublu i offering nf dollar-day excursions. Circle Members Meet at Church Lydla Circle held its meeting In the First Christian Church parlors re- , cently with tho devotional period be- ' ''«-'brunry 22, and ground-breaking Ing led by Mrs. jr. F. Clement. ' ""' "" Mrs. 13. A. Hawkins was chosen to serve us secretary, Inking tho plncc of Mrs, O. W. Newman, resigned. The last meeting of tho council said. And tho Americans can help by a sympathetic understanding- of the situation and true consideration of their own nnd the world's best Intei'- ests, Mr. Ewert Indicated. Coming Events Tho program wns arranged by the International section of tho club. Mrs. Jamea 1C. Thrasher, president I of tho club, conducted a short busl- Vocal pupils of Don Hlntt Splllman | ness meeting. Announcement was mado thnt Paul Cadmnn of the University of California will be the next speaker before tho club on March 31. It will bo un opon dlnnur meeting. Tho book section of the club will meet Tuesday night at the. homo of Mrs. George Holmquist, 2703 Nineteenth street. Assisting hostesses will be Miss Hester Kinnear nnd Miss Marlon Carson. Miss Barbara Borton will review "The Fountain," by Charles Morgan. Mrs. W. p. Winham, chairman of thu scholarship committee, announced that a bridge party will bo sponsored by tho committee on April 29, at u place to bo designated Inter. Tho club voted to hold Its annual election in April nnd the constitution was altered accordingly. A group of dnnclrig pupils of Miss Ann Anderson nppeared as entertain- The dancers to represent Wayne Fenderson. baritone; Mrs. Nina White, soprano; Miss Rcathcl Jenkins, mezzo-soprano; and Miss Clam Mast, soprano, assisted by Mrs, Lillian Buxton .Splllman, reader, and accompanist. Among tho numbers presented were: "I Love n Little Cottage," (O'Hara), "Lo! Hear tho (lonllo Lark," (Bishop) and "The Old Refrain," (KrelHlcr) by Mrs. White; "I .Shall Not Pass This Way Again, rho sleepy Hollow Tune." (Kountz); "Friends o' Mine," (Sanderson), Miss Jenkins; "The Old Road," (Scott), "Killing Down to Rln," (Ciernmn), Wayne Fendersbn; "Trees" (Rasbnch) and "Absent," (Metcmlf), "In the Garden of Tomorrow," (Deppcn), Miss Clara Mast. Mrs. Splllman's readings Included "Katrlna's Visit (o New York " and "Tho Mourning Veil." era on the program, charmingly costumed "Soul" was the subject of tho lesson-sermon on Sunday In all branches of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, In Boston, Mass.- The scriptural selections included the words from Matthew: "And when Jesus departed thence, two blind mon followed him, crying, nnd saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. And when lio was como Into the house, tho blind men camo to him; nnd Jesus said unto them, Believe ye 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 nil the cities and villages, teaching In thnlr synaiiogues, nnd preaching tho gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. Tho bay city's attractions will be . ,.,u, l "l? snff . e f . r °'" ' Sc| ence nnd Health featured by tho Fields-Corbett ehnm- „ , K ?* . to the S"lptiiro8," by Mary "toted, "Knowing that ! plnnshlp boxing match and opening of the municipal War Memorial on SOUTH.SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 13. yenr wM1 ,, o ho , u nt - tho homo of Mr ,; . . . (A. P.)— Hogs — Receipts, 700; fairly , active, butchers around higher; ceremonies for tho Golden Gntu bridge i on February 2(5. Tho United States I hattlo fleet will be in tho harbor dur- I Ins tho celebration. ; To accommodate travel to San Franrlsco from (ill California stations Baker Soul nnd Its attributes wore forever imuilfeBted through man, the Master hcnlod the nick, gave sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, feet to the various nations gave nn interesting exhibition. Those Inking- pnrt were: Doris Mne Larsen, Joanne Slaughter. Ruth Nolll, Billy Ircno Pickle. Mary Carolyn Daly, Francos Buchner, Lois Knowles. Geraldine Roberts, Con' stance, Pnuly. Marguerite Thornbei, and Helen Richmond. Tho meeting wns in tho form of a luncheon at Hotel El Tejon. EXPERTS REITERATE RUIESJN Instructions In the pruning of ornamental shrubs, rose bushes, fruit and shade trees nnd other plants common In local gardens wns given liy H. A. Anderson and Harry Holmes, Instructors In horticulture at Kern County I'nlon High School, durlnp a recent field trip conducted under auspices of the Bakersfic'.d Garden Club. Additional requests linvp been 'made since thon for further Information, who reiterated some of the main guides for amateur gardeners today. The art of pruning, It was brought out by the high school Instructors, is to do It In such a way th:il the plant , does not appear to have been pruned. The shrub should never be made to look unnatural by pruning, they said. Correcting a common misapprehension, Mr. Holmes mado the point that not all shrubs should b- pruned at this season. He divided (he (limits Into Cattle—Receipts, 350; active, killing classes steady to strong; jow grade cows HI levels of early Inst week; good !i77-pound fed Nevada steers, $6.00, fnlrly good !)f,,1-pound Oregons, 4.75; medium 884-902-pound Novndns nnd Utahs, 32-pou 1-1.50; 1028-pound Ncvadns, $3.PO; good 110S-lH4-pi)iind Utah steers, $4.fi5; medium ] 163-pound, $4.00; 7(!0-pound California hclffirs, *4.25; fnlrly good llS4-ll72-imund cows, $:t.20 r f(.3.35; medium, $2.50^3.00; cutters, $1.75; bull*. $.'1.25 down. Sheep—Receipts, 1SOO; active; lambs fully Pteady to strong; medium to good shorn and wooled California and Utah lambs. $5.7D@$.S5 straight; averaging 73 pounds. J. It. Huff, on San Emldio street"! ' for 'Washington's birthday, tho rail- 1 roads will operate cont-a-mllo round-] trip excursions February 21 nnd 22, it wns miide known here. This offering, he snid. will he followed by a three-day sale of the low- better understanding of Soul and salvation." Those present wore, MoBdnmes A. Hawkins, AV. L. Carter, C. T. Cooper, M. W. Gist, J. R. Huff, J. W. Jacks, J. H. Kmnlley, S. 1. Upshaw, faro transportation, February 24, 2."i M. A. Garland, M. K. Nnsh, O. A. nnd 2fi, and botweon all points on tho FRATERNAL I Party at Marsh Home summer lilacs, that blonm on the end of tho current year's growth. These he snid, should be cut back severely during the winter In order to promote an abundance of new growth. A second group, Including shrubs thnt bloom on the pnst season's , growth, such as the bridal wreath, w | should not be pruned for another i month ye't, or until after the blossom- Cary, C. M. Kcates, 1). G. Knnpp, H. ! company's lines In nix western status. F. Clement, R. A. Moore, Jessie Mur- Tlu- flnnl return limit will bo March hundred "at phy, R. K. Becker, II. S. Akin, George, i 7 in all cnses. Dlxon, Dewey Green, G. J. llnptle, Members of Security Benefit Associ- i Ing period. A third rlnss of which . ation, Kern Council 4020, played five tho Pynicanthap LOS ANGELES LIVESTOCK : LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13. (A. P.)—! Hogs—Receipts 226, slow, about stencly; few trucklns $3. GO <f? 3.85; some held around' $4.00. J. n. Plerson, G. R. Plerson, O. M. Slmrkelford, C. W. Kramer, Miss Harriot. Oarlock. Beverly Becker, Kenneth Plerpon, Bobby Knupp, Billy Upshaw, j Loral no Knapp and F. C. Park. Valentine Party Is Held by Lodge .. - -..tly nt tho home of Jlr. mid Mrs. T. IV. RECENT BIRTHS Prizes wore won by Mrs. George Mrs. T. W. Marsh. Fred Mesheho and Leo W. Hull. Juvenile went to Hejenn Stensrudo and are representative. plants that produce berries in tho wln- ter, should not lie pruned until Into in the winter, nfter tho shrubs have pro- dneed their crop of berries, Mr Holmes stated. Ortnimeni.il .-hrubs thnt do not bloom, of cniirse, may be pruned nt Mr. and Mr,. An^l C. Beaton., i IvoiV'bv MrT',"£„ ™**™^"*™\* n y"™^«***-^™n*». son, Conriid A., Fuhrunry 1. .... -»»-»• Mr. nnd Mrs. Wallace Sido N'o. 2 of a campaign sponsored twins, Robert Allen 1C. and Charles Al- Mr. nnd Mr.«. It. I!. Freeborn, son, Jack F., February 0. A. Ri-Bostnr, | Card Party Tuesday Pnst Pocnhontnscs and Pnst Powa- ;Nanie Delegates to i ua\. i ou.iiiuiiuiHe.i unci rust fowa- yr A_ •* -__. tans of Lni-kawnnna Council No. 154, i WOllieSteauerS MCCt Degree of Pocnhontris will sponsor n ! Valentine Sheep—Receipts 275; lambs strong Ml ' K - McMillan, Mrs. Kiln M. Heath, slightly higher; good to choice ex- "nil Mrs. M. N. Nunnelly.' Mrs. Mnr- perlmentally fed Iambs, $6.10. NEW ORLEANS COTTON gucrite Krouffh ami Mrs. McMillan presented entertainment. Members will nuilie n tour of Inspec- NF,W ORLEANS, Feb. 18, CA. P.I """ of ""' ' >(1 'V«ck 'dairy Wcdliesdny, .Spot cotton closed steady, 7* points'up. i mooting nl ""> corner of Twenty- Siilc». iJOS: middling, 0.07. »ml T street :il 2 o'clock. Mr. and Mr*. K.lwln R. Reckindorf, I nlng at th"^^^?' wl" i V h!£u- 1""^. \^^ ^"^ dHiiKhter, Catherine Lucille Irene, | ianus, 2203 Twentieth stn.et. The "U e,L" 'i , e e^tes \™'a ™rU Irn CaH* son, i ^ ^=rr r-t, ^ ; -- T t$T v r-rSJS •funds will uo uneasy tho Ut ,l* K at c .s. ! LiV«'AHH,,". aiL m,t ,'ecently a? O,e \M a r M..*!.... K - " f ''• hil11 "" Lilke street. Mrs. rii,n » AV• 8 • ,> ,, , , Kmory Harmnn, Lou Flnney nnd Mrs. Hmlbut \\onmiis Relief Coips will u. A. For,-,; were named alternates. ilumez, February Mr. nnd Air*. All're. Jo.se, I'Vlirunry 3. Mr. nnd .Mrs. Morri.-< Johnson, son, James Cleveland. February 3. Mr. und Mrs. Arthur Mulone, daughter. Joyce K., February 4. meet Tuesday afternoon (1 t 2 Mr. nnd Mr* run ry night Tncfday nl Moonn hull. Refreshment." worn servod by .Mm. Iliirmun nnd Mr». Koileen.

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