The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on February 15, 1933 · Page 7
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THE BAKERSF1ELD CALIFORNIAN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15,1033 JAMES K. THRASHER , M«n«ger W. E. DRURY Prelident ANNIVERSARY Tomorrow we celebrate our Twenty-seventh Anniversary by beginning a sale that makes it possible to save real money—never, in our entire history, has there been a time when dependable used ears cost so little as they db now, therefore it is the best possible opportunity for you to buy—come tomorrow, look over the Iarg6 nuhiber of used cars in this .sale and see what you can save; SALE- GUARANTEED MONEY-BACK USED CARS BEGINS TOMORROW, THURSDAY- ENDS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 For 27 years we have been selling dependable used cars with a positive money-back guarantee of satisfaction. It is a policy that has made the Bakersfield Garage and Auto Supply Company the leaders in Bakersfield's automotive industry. You can buy here with confidence. Every used car has one of these guarantee certificates which you see pictured at the right—it is your protection. UAKKKSHKLI* <;AJU<;K A No Brokerage-No Interest And Our Guarantee—Satisfaction or Your Money Back In addition to the tremendous reductions offered during this Twenty-seventh Anniversary Sale of Used Cars. We make no interest or brokerage charges—a fact which should make it more advantageous for you to buy while this sale is in progress. Over fifty Used Cars and Trucks in the sale, all carefully checked and reconditioned. All makes and styles. Come in tomorrow and look them over. It does not entail any obligation and you will not be , pressed to buy. Save Money Now on Dependable Used Cars HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES OF CARS FEATURED IN THIS GREAT SALE 1928 Buick Roadster $200.00 , 1930 Auburn Sedan $350.00 1928 Chevrolet Roadster $100.0(K 1931 Chevrolet Sedan $425.00 1930 Chevrolet Sedan $350.00 1929 De Soto Roadster $295.00 1930 De Soto 8 Sedan $365.00 1931 De Soto Sedan $625.00 1932 De Soto Coupe. : $650.00 Others Priced as Low as 1929 Dodge Sedan... . $395.00 1927 Dodge Senior Cabriolet $175.00 1929 Ford Coupe $165.00 1929 Marmon Sedan $350.00 1927 Nash Roadster $125.00 1928 Oldsmpbile Coupe $200.00 1932 Plymouth Coupe $450.00 1929 Pontiac Coupe $295.00 1929 Oakland Cabriolet $295.00 ...$35.00 S. & H. GREEN TRADING STAMPS AT OUR SERVICE STATION i s All Popular Brands of Gasolines and Oils Always Carried HERE'S A PUNCH AND PEP RESTORER Grind Valves, Complete Motor Tune-Up Four-Cylinder Cars $4.50 Six-Cylinder Cars $7.50 Eight-Cylinder Cars $9.00 RELINE BRAKES two-Wheel Brakes $7.00 Four-Wheel Hydraulic, Light Cars $10.00 Four-Wheel Hydraulic, Large Cars $12.00 MOTOR TUNE-UP Complete job, includes: adjust and clean carburetor, distributer and spark plugs, adjust valve tappets, check timing, fuel pump or vacuum tank, clean gas lines and screens $275 CARS PAINtED From $15:00 to $30.00, depending upon size of car. Black Tops on Any . Car Dressed Wash and Grease Car 50c Starter and Generator Tune Up Includes cleaning com in u- fL tat or and brushes, charging rate • set. BATTERIES 1 Cold weather is the test of a battery. These batteries are built to extra value standards—avoid risk of battery failure in your car. f»J Prices are lowest in history and Up Free starter and generator tune-up with each new battery. Dodge and Plymouth Distributers for Kern County BBITOn'S NOTB—The ClllfomHn »111 h« pl«n«d to print Mitn tram eirncil widen wh» hu» t mtiute. Such Ittteri muit b« confined (0 150 wordi, wrttUn leilbly ind on one »ld« of lh« DID". Th«y muit be tinned bjp Uu wrlUr. No inonyunil communlmllooi printeil. The Cflllfornlin retgrm Ui« right lo riject «ny or ill rauiniorlpti ud li not rciponilbli for unllmenU contilned iherilo. BUDGETS, TAXES AND BONDS Editor The Callfornlan: For the last year or two governments, national, state and local, have worked, worried and tried their, very best to "balance the budget" Usually they succeed In estimating Income from taxes, licenses, and other Items, to pay for estimated governmental expenses, and then think they have balanced the budget. In a few short months, however, they find that proceeds from taxes and other sources of Income are "far below thejr estimates, and all our governmental authorities find themselves face to face with glowering deficits. Two reasons for this state of affairs are clear as daylight. Millions of our people have no employment, and most of the other millions are employed ojily part time and find It almost Impossible to mnke ends meet. So the ''common people" find It practically Impossible to pay the exorbitant taxes levied against them. And, In the second place, most of the rich have withdrawn the greater part of their wealth from business enterprises and slowed it away In billions of tax- exempt bonds, and so those , who could pay taxes have practically no taxes to pay. The result is deficits, more tax-exempt bonds, and still less of the country's wealth to tax. This, too, explains In part why proceeds from Income taxes are falling far below estimated amounts, and thus cause deficits to mount higher and higher as months roll by. Unquestionably, then, tax-exempt bonds are choking the life out of all governmental bodies from the highest to the lowest. The Very llfo of all try and of the people as a whoio. n 35Hi Anniversary of Tragedy government Is at stake. But what Is the remedy? Let Con- Li authorities, that a against "public pol- ) enforced, which of grass pass a law forbidding the Issuing of any more tax-exempt bonds or other such exempt securities, and declaring null and void any such clause In all outstanding bonds and : other securities. When the llfo of the nation is threatened by war the best young manhood Is drafted and sent to the \var front to be shot down, killed or maimed for llfo. If human life Is not sacred when the country is menaced by war, n clause In a bond that la crushing the llfo out of all govern nient cannot claim to bo sacrosanct, and therefore certainly subject to removal. Again, while I am not a lawyer, yet during the long years of my life I have repeatedly hoard It stated by high legal authorities, and have alao read It In the writings of the very foremost of legal authorities, that a contract that is ley" can not be ...... course makes It null and void. So that this Incubus that Is crushing the llfo out of all government can undoubtedly bo gotten rid of. If Con- gross will not act, any other governmental authority that is willing to tackle the Job and carry It 'through can rid the country of this public enemy. About the only argument that might be advanced against such, nctiot would be that then the government could not .sell Its bonds. The safest of all securities need hardly go begging for buyers. And we are convinced that If such a measure were adopted, and taxes l«vled on all properties, on bonds und other securities ns well as upon farms and homos, al | governmental bodies would soon fine Hurplusses on hand Instead of deficits sj that, they could reduce tux rates and also retire bonds. Then thqj could pay HS they go, which would bo an It oupht to be. The writer of this Is not an enemy of those who hold tax-free bonds; bu ; rather would appeal to them to get up petitions among themselves to Con Kress to annul all' tax-exemptloi clauses in all securities as a patriot! measure for the welfare of the conn would seem evident that auch tin attitude on their part should give them an added feeling of self-respect. Those aro times when we can not afford to hold feelings of enmity toward any of our fellows, but. rather should be willing: to do anything we can do for the general welfare. I had Intended dlscuaslng several ther questions, but cini only name lem, If the editor will allow me to en- roach this much on the columns of Is paper. The danger of the European war ebts owing our country being shifted o the fearfully overburdened Amer- can taxpayers, The reform of our adly muddled monetary system. And lie readjustment of tariff rates by onference with other nations. These are questions of far more vital mportance at the present time than Ither prohibition or reduction of armaments. GEORGE A. ZELLERS. TEACHERS' SALARIES Editor The Callfornlan: I want to express my appreciation f your editorial of February 14, In which you stated that the cutting of eachers' salaries ls,not the most efft- tent way of cutting school expenses. My salary was cut 10 per cent last r ear, yet my taxes were not reduced his year. There have been so many uperffuoun departments added, and expensive office help and systems of eating ' " ' schools — salaries. I believe these added features) which nre In most cases not needed, be cut first before considering salary cuts. Last year when our salaries were cut 10 per cent, we teachers felt that n view of the times and the reduced budget, It was only fair that we accept our' reduction cheerfully. But, now I wish tho general public could realize that we are as anxious as they are to reduce taxes. AH long as wo are compelled to use expensive methods and unnecessarily expensive supplies, we desire to see economies accomplished along other lines lu our school system this year. A BAKERSRIELD TEACHER. * » » Leave of Absence Is Given Officer LYNN, Mass., Feb. 15.—Trofflc Officer Cornelius P. Donovan has been granted a two-year leave of absence 'rom the Lynn police force, following ils election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. In addition to being a member of tho bar, Donovan Is an accomplished trumpet player, amateur actor, and was the only Lynn policeman to discard the mechanical whistle to direct traffic by whistling with his mouth. in Which 253 Were Killed Is Observed and recording added to our since any raise in teachers' (Aitoclated Pre»s Leased Wire}' WASHINGTON, Fob. 15.—One survivor of the battleship Maine explosion which precipitated the Spanish-American War In 1898, still does active duty in the navy. He Is Rear-Admiral Wat T. Cluverlus, of New Orleans, now commandant of the ninth naval district with Headquarters at Great Lakes, Illinois. This was made known by the navy department In calling attention to the thirty-fifth anniversary today of the explosion in which 263 lives were lost. Ninety-four officers and enlisted men of the navy and marine corps survived. In addition to Cluverlus, eight ur» living who served as commissioned or warrant officers. They are Carl W. Jungen, New York City; Amon Bronson, Rochester, N. Y.; David F. Boyd, San Francisco; Pope Washington, Greenwood Lodge, Longwood, Fla.; th» Reverend J. P. Chldwlck, monslgnor and pastor of St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, New York City, who was chaplain of the Maine; A. W. Catlln, Washington, D. C.; Joseph Hill, Philadelphia, and George Helms, Boothwyn, Delaware county, Pennsylvania. Rear-Admiral Cluverlus served as * naval cadet on the Maine. Exercises at Arlington cemetery and Fort Myer wore held today In observance of the anniversary of th» Maine's destruction. ' 4 (Continued From Page Five) Mo tor man Travels Amazing Distance (United Prciifi Lr.ated Wire) OAKLAND, Feb. IB.—A life of travel was what William D. AVIllls, 66, had. He traveled 2,059,200 miles, equivalent to almost 100 times around the earth at Its equator, but ho didn't get very far, Willis retired recently as a motorman for the Key System, Ltd., after 44 years of service. During that time moat of his travel was from Berkeley to the Key System's ferry mole, a distance of about five miles. free time, for she exhibited a noteworthy oil painting. Mrs. Mabel Doughty Is a collector of rare cacti and she exhibited some of her favorite species. Hies Helen Elizabeth Martin, program chairman of the club, who arranged the inter- eating evening, confessed herself to be a collector of paper knives. Her exhibit contained knives from all parts of the world and each had an interesting story attached. Mrs. Pearl Smith reported her hobby as music. Miss Ruth Lyons, the making of new friends, and other interests were also told. At the meeting, at which Mrs. Ruth Lano presided, four new members were received: Mrs. Halla G. Harding, Mrs. Blnia R. Moore, Miss Eldoru De- Mots and Miss Ruth Lyons. A draw prize was awarded to Mrs. Latz and an auction prize to Mrs. Eleanor Wedge. , Valentine Decorations The tables were beautifully decorated with hearts and candles and at each place an Individual 'birthday cake was found. Mesdames Edna Benzlon, Maude Robb and Eva Glasicock were the committee In charge of the party. II Regardless of Condition—We Will Allow You More Than 40% for Your Old Tires on TIRES NEW STOCK • • • NO SECONDS 6 Full Ply Heavy Duty SUe List Price Your Net Coat 4.50 x 20 $10.45 , $5.80 4.50x21 $10.75 $6.05 4.75 x 19....- $11.75 $6.45 5.00 x 19 $12.25 $7.00 5.25 x 21 ;. $14.65 $8.05 5.50 x 18 $14.75 $8.25 5.50 x 19 $15.20 $8.50 6.00 x 18 $16.20 $8.90 6.00 x 19 , $16.70 $9.10 6.00 x 20 $17.00 $9.25 ALL OTHER SIZES IN PROPORTION Accessory Specials 75c Crcnie de Chene Polish and Cleaner 42c $1.00 Ash Trays 69c 75c Rear Sight Mirrors * 35c $3.95 Rear Sight Mirrors With Clock. $2.85 $2.00 Full Vision Curved Mirror 79c Dust Cloths 15c, 2 for 25c Auto Robes $2.95 Eveready Flashlights—Complete With Batteries 39c $1.35 Pint Can Scoco Top Dressing 79c ALL OTHER ACCESSORIES-25 PER CENT OFF BAKERSFIELD GARAGE AND AUTO SUPPLY COMPANY Twentieth Street G to H • Used Car Lot Next to Fox Theater Telephone 2288

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