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Bakersfield, California
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Thursday, February 16, 1933
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t f^, 1 '•* - thli. section contains the latest [ocil--no**,, world sports, edl- torials, • a' tag, thrilling ••rial , and* news of central Interest. PHONE 31 WANT ADS Classified Advertising Columns of The BakersflelB callfornlan close promptly at 11 o'clock a. m. every day. .LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY ie, 1933 PAGES 11 TO 18 STATE STUDIES BIDS ON HIGHWAY CONTRACT -<*> S. P. AGAINST PAYING COST OF CROSSING — . ' '". • :;.' ' : -: x-s»j Good Seed and Fertile Land Combine to Reward Kern County Growers PRODUCE! RECORD CROPS Production Costs Are Cut to Minimum; Water, Tax Expenses High OpHOUGH cotton as "king" may be •*• badly battered from the eltngB •and missiles of an economic agver- Blty, he has yet maintained a seat on his agrarian throne here, according to an economic analysis made today by Harold L. Pomeroy, manager of the Farm Bure'au planting cotton seed distributers. "Has the cotton farmer-made any money this season?" Mr. Pomeroy was asked today. "While the average farmer in. the valley,'.' responded Mr. Pomeroy, "Is not telling of the high prices received from the sale of crops during the year, there is one group of agrarians made up of the cotton farmers, which has come nearer to an even break than the producers of most other farm crops. '•"' Cotton Brings Cash "All Industries have their faults," he continued, "but persons familiar with the true economic situation will agree that the cotton Industry Is one of the few which has brought Into this valley large sums of money for circulation. "There are three reasons, and the first Is that cotton is a late fall favored crop; second, approximately 80 per cent of the acreage was planted to good seed, and, third, forward sales were made during bulges in the market. ."Valley planting in 1932," he explained, "showed a' 25 per cent reduction compared with the 9 per cent national reduction. Prices at planting time were on the 6-cent level. Nearly all of the 118,000 acres planted were good',land but the crop received some early setbacks as many hundreds of acres had to be 'replanted. ' Record Production "The crop matured slowly, butj-in combination with good seed and a favorable fall, a record yield was obtained. A national record was set. "Production costs were kept to a minimum and ginning costs were reduced. Water costs and taxes remained burdensome, however. "Returns from the sale of the crop in most cases brought the grower out of pocket coats, but left no reserve for interest, depreciation or for necessary Repairs to equipment after current obligations were met. From best authorities comes the Information that enough forward sales were made on market bulges to average the grower *. return of about 7 cents per pound, basis allowance for quality included. Very few losses were occasioned by the .financing agencies and the crop was marketed without complaint, due largely to the high lint percentage and quality derived from the extended use of good seed. Pure Bead Agency "In the San Joaqutn valley has been established a working plan for pure seed distribution that has united support of all growers, finance agencies, and other organizations that make up the Industry. The original plan was started In 1925 after .the adoption of variety community area. Policies of operation have been changed from time to time to keep In step with the changing tide. The bureau of plant Industry, U. S. Department of Agriculture, was instrumental In providing for the pure seed distribution. '"All breeding and selection work Is carried on at the Shafter experiment farm by competent plant breeders, who are constantly working for further ' uniformity of plant and fiber, increased production, and other improvements," he concluded. «-*•» Hearing bef*re W. J. Carr, Mat*; railroad.' commlealoner ' here A too>y for • grade separation for tha'nov» atate highway alignment, continued with Southern Pacific repreienta. tlvee objecting to the corporation paying any part,of the ceata. Objections were not formal but Implied through the tootlmony ao, engineers and wltneeaee tettlflod that the railroad did not need tho grade oaparatlon. ' ' ' , Tho state .would Ilka, If paailblo, to have the railroad aharo part of tho expanse of creating tho graalo separation. Petition for a grada croaalng for tho P. atraat spur connected with tho now highway alignment plan, will probably bo-heard later today. Tho hearing la at tho courthouse. HERE TONIGHT SraUTEFOR BARBECUE PLAN Relief Needs Cause County Democrats to Eliminate Costly Feature Last evening at a county-wide meet- Ing, of the Democratic General Committee and .the county central committee to further consider plans for the celebration of Inaugural day when Franklin D. Roosevelt will be Inducted Into the office of President, the Idea heretofore proposed for a barbecue to be held at the fairgrounds, was abandoned, and the celebration will take some other form to be determined upon by the general committee. The suggestion was made to secure a theater to which the public will be invited to listen to the Inaugural ceremonies, and these and other proposals are under consideration. The determination to abandon the barbecue was based largely upon economic conditions as they now exist, many members of the committee feel- Ing that funds ought not. to be expended on a celebration at a time when there is so much demand for relief for those who are In distress. This thought was emphasized by Mrs. Viola Blodget and by Perry Brlte and others, and It developed that there was generally a sentiment of reluctance to Include a feature so costly as a barbecue In the proposed celebration at this time. Fred L,. Grtbble, general chairman, presided^*! the meeting, and there were present representatives from all sections of the county, most of whom took part In the discussion. The executive committee wjll, under authority of the gathering, meet soon to work out other plans for the observance of the day. Teachers of Agriculture to Discuss Two Courses of School Training MEETING IN SACRAMENTO ijjV •• • Specialization vs. Studies Along Vocational Line x Will Be Subject TT. K. DICKSON, head of the Kern •*••*• County Union High School agriculture department, left for Sacramento today to attend a state meeting of agricultural education leaders, who will discuss organization of agricultural courses in California Junior colleges. Though the Bakersfield Junior College offers no such couraes at present, Mr. Dlckson was called to tho meeting In recognition of his outstanding work in the field of vocational agriculture Instruction as head of the largest and most highly successful high school agriculture department In the state. , The object of the meeting, it was announced, Is to determine which of two tendencies now noted in junior college agriculture courses is to be recommended. One tendency is exemplified by Chaffoy Junior -College, where the courses are'of a highly specialized nature, planned, not to turn out actual farmers, but highly trained specialists in certain fields or sideline of agriculture. The second type of agricultural training la that which seek* to give practical vocational atudy, leading toward farming aa a career. It la this plan which haa been followed at the K. C. U. H. S. agriculture department and which will be advocated by Mr. Dlckaon at the Junior college meet. Questioned as to whether the local junior college would add agricultural courses to its curricula In the near future, H. A. Splndt, principal, an- BOY SCOUT TO BE ORGANIZED HERE NEXT WEEK La Granada Ballroom to Be Meeting Place; Session Slated February 25 :«.'W. OEARHART' Illness, Claims Life of McFarland Baby '111 for several weeks with a severe cold, Doyle Fowler, Jr., 6-weeks-old son; of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Fowler of McFarland, died family borne. last night at the The body of the baby was brought to FUcklnger chapel.' Time of funeral services has not been set. HUNTERS ARE HUNTED LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16.— Captain J. A. McCaleb of the Highland Park division of police discovered that everyone who carries a gun and talks of crime Is not a desperate "gunman." McCaleb heard two men with bulges In their hip pockets, talking of crime and he thought they were a pair of "gunmen." He summoned a police car antl re-enforcements and the two men surrounded. They were "gunmen" all right, but on the side of law and order, They were deputy sheriffs. - *-»-» • LION HUNTER DIES LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18. (U. P.)— Paul Hamblin, 36, wild horse breaker, mountain lion hunter, motion picture stunt man and descendant of Jacob Hamlln, pioneer settler of Utah, died here today. An Inflammation of the spleen, resulting from Injuries suffered In taming wild horses, caused his death, physicians said. Annie C. Olesen of Fowler Dies in Taft TAFT, Feb. 18.—Annie Christena Olesen, 60. wife of Carl Maruf Olesen of Fowler, passed away yesterday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas B. Amos, 202 -Mount View avenue, South Taft. Mrs. Olesen came here six Weeks ago to visit her daughter and had been ill for the past two weeks. Born In Denmark September 14, 1872, Mrs. .Olesen had resided In Fowler for the past 14 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son. Carl C. Olesen of Fowler; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas B, Amost of Taft and Mra. Marie Hopper of San Jose; six grandchildren; two sisters. Mrs. Dagmar Andersen of Lone Star, Calif., and a sister in Denmark aifd two brothers, one in Denmark and another, Nils Dqdriksen, of Neola, Iowa.. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at Selma, with -interment there. The body is at the Taft Funeral.Homo where friends may call tonight. swered "No. at least. Not for several years, BJ.CEARHART LEGION SPEAKER National Committeeman to Address Veterans Here This Evening "Until business conditions are materially Improved, we cannot consider any extension of the junior college program." • FORMER BHFIELD ,S.F. Alex ("Alfle") F. Moorg, BO, onetime employe of. The Bakersfleld Cal- ifornlan and well known in many circles of'Bakersfleld, dropped dead yesterday at Mission and Fifth streets in San Francisco, while on his way to work in a a newspaper plant where he was employed as a printer. Frank Moore, a brother, was visiting printers in this city before going north to visit Alex, when news of the brother's sudden death reached him. Two other brothers survive, one residing In Ventura, the other in Oklahoma city. A', son and a sister reside in Los Angeles. B. W. Oearhart of Fresno, leading western figure In American Legion activities and a past commander of the California department of the Legion, tonight will be the principal speaker at the Americanism "meeting In Legion hall commemorating the birthday anniversaries of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The Americanism program will' follow the regular business meeting of Frank S. Reynolds Post at 8 o'clock. Alfred Harrell has accepted an. Invitation to preside as honorary chairman, and special Invitations to attend' have been extended representatives of the patriotic, veterans, civic and service club and city and county officials of the community, Commander Qeorge L. Henderson announced. Introduction of the special guests and of members of a recently naturalized citizenship class and music by the Emerson school orchestra will be added features of the patriotic program. * • > Christian Science Broadcast Friday A radio program under direction of the Christian Science committee on publication for Southern California, In co-operation with the Ministerial Union, will be given over radio station KERN" tomorrow evening beginning at 6:15 o'clock, and continuing until 6:30. Three Will Discuss Taxation on Radio Frederick J. Koster, of the California State Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Aurella Henry Relnhardt, president of Mills College; and John E. PIckett, publisher of the Pacific Rural Press, will discuss governmental expenditures and taxation tonight over radio station KPO, between 8:30 and 9 p. m., officials of the Bakersfleld Chamber of Commerce said today. Frank Harrison, chairman of the local chamber's legislative committee, and his fellow commltteemen are at work scrutinizing bills proposed to the two legislative houses of the state, and suggests that those Interested tune In on the discussions of the three authorities. National Broadcasting System will broadcast their speeches over a nattohrwide hookup from station KPO, San Francisco. Folks and Facts * * * * +. * Bits of Hotel Qossip * •* * * * * Local Brevities Among state officials registered at Hotel Padre are E.' R. Lewis of the department of agriculture, Sacramento; George Dean of the state department of motor vehicles, Stockton, and John P. Plover of the department of social welfare, San Francisco. ROBERT FORNIA LEADER Instructor Well Known for Similar Activities With Other Music Groups (-ORGANIZATION of the Bakers*-* field Boy Scout Band, expected to develop Into a musical aggregation worthy of representing the community in state and local functions, is scheduled at a meeting to be held in La Granada ballroom at 2:30 o'clock the afternoon of February 25, according to announcement by Scout leaders today. It was announced also that Robert N. Fornla, ballfoom manager, has volunteered his services as Instructor of the band and the offer has been accepted. Mr. Fornla gained recognition In southern California .circles for his Boy Scout bands and expects to organize a 'band here that will compare with any similar organization In the state, he said. He told the Scout leaders during a special meeting that within two months ho will have the band play- Ing In public appearances. Evory Boy Scout In the city la eligible to Join the group, executive* said. If a Scout doea not-already play an Inatrument ha oan be Inatructed during band practice, Director Fornla aald. Inatru- monte also can be aaoured for boya having none. It will be unnecessary, however, for the boys to bring* their musical Instruments to the organization meeting February 26, as formation of bylaws, election of officers, setting of practice days will occupy the attention of the assembly, the leaders declared. The band project will be under the supervision of- a special committee to be appointed by the Scoutmasters' Roundtable of thejBakerjsfleld district., GOeiENT OFFERS DEER MM SALE Lloyd Landsborough, secretary of the Bakersfleld -Chamber : of Commerce, reports that the United States Department-of the Interior has shared a consignment of reindeer meat In San Francisco, and will sell the meat to the public as a means of assisting Eskimos of Alaska. The government, In a bulletin discussing the plan of selling the meat announced that "In offering this meat It Is not the purpose to enter. Into competition with any company or persons engaged In the business of handling reindeer meat or reindeer products." Price of the meat will be 11V4 cents the pound in quantities of from one to five reindeer, f. o. b., San Francisco. Special prices will be quoted upon application for larger quantities. Terms are c. o. d. unless credit Is arranged previous to a purchase. The Construction to Begin in 30 Days *, i * Indication that actual oonttruotlon of the Golden State hlghway'a new entrance Into the elty from the north, with resultant employment of eooree «f men, will begin within SO days, wae given today with the opening of bide for grading and paving the route. State department of public works In Sacramento announced that Ooge * Radoa, Lee Angeles, construction firm, was the low bidder with an eetl. mate of $11i,M7. Officiate expected the contract to be awarded within the next 41 hours. It will call for the grading and paving of 2.t- mllee from Union avenue to Mlnkler spur at Beardsley. With the $400,000 bridge aoroee Kern river and the new Beardsley canal bridge and five smaller culvert brldgee nearly half complete, highway experts are predicting the entire project will be open to traffic within six months. They aver It will give Bakorefleld one of the moet beautiful highway entrance* on the Pacific ceaat. •< YJ.C.A. CAMPAIGN TO BE OPENEDJUESDAY Workers to Launch Efforts to Raise $1800 Budget in This District •ANK CLOSES SAN LUIS OBISPO, Feb. 16. (U. P.) The Bank of Cambria, • pioneer financial institution of Cambria Plnea, near fiere, was closed today by the state banking commission. ' MINING MAGNATE DIES • LONDON, Feb. 18. (U. P.) — Lord llrabourne, 69, gold mining magnate, tiled ,M.t sea today en route to land from South Africa. ' . ,CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank our many friends for their kind expressions of sympathy and for the beautiful floral offerings during our recent bereavement. (Signed) 'MR. AND MRS. ROBERT. S. STEWART AND FAMILY. Pan ton Withdraws From Council Race R. T. Panton, recently announced as a candidate for election In the Seventh ward .City Council contest, will not seek the office, he announced today. Nomination papers to be circulated for Mr. Panton were taken from the office of City Clerk Vance van Riper last week, but have not, and will not be filed to place his name on the March election ballot, he reported. H. B. Smith of Chrysler Motors Corporation, accompanied by Mrs. Smith, and Qeorge Mulling of Dodge Brothers, all of Los Angeles, aro stopping at the" Padre. R. E. Spaethe, New York business man' who Js visiting California Interests, is a gueat at the Padre. WARNS OF GRAPE ACREAGE EXCESS Outlook for Raisins Little if Any Brighter, Says Farm Authority Grape acreages for 1933 In all classes Is excessive, N. D. Hudson, assistant farm adviser warned grape growers of the county today, especially those who have been considering any Increased plantings. Unless production la substantially reduced organized restriction of the quantity of most varieties will be necessary to secure living wages. for county and California growers. For raisins, he said, the outlook Is for prices about RB low as those of the past two years, If production Is normal. Reach Peak The California raisin crop this year was 252,000 tons as against 169,000 In 1931. World sales of California raisins were 215.000 tons In 1930 and the same In 1931. World production of raisins was 409,300 tons In 1932, 274,500 tons in 1931 and 332,100 tons In 1930. Acreage of raisin grapes in California reached ita peak in 1927 with 334,190 acres. Present acreage Is 289,532, according to the, California Crop Reporting Service. Table grape production In 1932 was 317,000- tons, of which 107,000 tons was unharvested; 1981 production was 229,000 tons, all. harvested and sold. The delivered auction average price per package was 95 cents In 1932 and 11.24 in 1931. Still Too Large This shows the effect on prices of short shipments, even In a depression, Mr. Hudson said. Table grape acreage has declined from 131,956 In 1927 to 98,686 in 1932. This acreage Is still about 30 per cent too large for present buying power when production Is normal, judging from the fact that about one-third of the table grapes were unharvested in 1932, Mr. Hudson said.. Improved buying power, reduction of acreage • or restriction of shipments would increase tho returns, he said. department has offices at 422 street at Terminal, Wash. Bell A. S. Ooode of Bakersfleld was a guest at Hotel Oakland in Oakland early this week. • '* Select Winners in Big: Waltz Contest Winners in the weekly waltz contest which, features the series of dances being given by the drum and bugle corps of Frank 8. Reynolds Post at La Granada ballroom, last night were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne P.'Nelson, Mrs. Bruce Devaney and Lee Hurlburt. Mrs. Louise Ogden and Edward Poison, Florence Powell and S. Woodward, Mrs. B. W. Argabrlte and Frank Brown. They will compete with the winners of the two preceding contests for the grand prize at next Wednesday evening's military ball, concluding dance of the series. RACE KINGS OF NATION MAY SEEK BAKERSFIELD HONORS P ROSPECTS for a warld'a chajp. plona'hlp automobile race clacalo at lakaraflald epaedway In April, Just before the major, drlvara con- eluda their wait coaat aaaaon and* leave for Indianapolis, loomed brightly today with Promoter Paul Derkum'e return from Lea Angelas. In the aouth ha conferred with A. C, Pillabury, American Automobile Association rapraiantatlva, and moat of the country's Impor- tant'drlvara, All •Npreaeed- enthualaam over an opportunity to teat their oars' on a mile track baforo leaving for the aaat. . : The Sakaraflald otaaalo hinges almoit entirely upon the ability of the builder* to complete tha drivers' new oara and place tha Indl- anapolli-raqulred two-man bodlaa on their praaant oara In time for tha. 'local engagement, Manager Derkum aald. Racing anparta of tha aouth ax-, praaaad tha opinion that a meet on tha famed Bakaraflold track will bring from 6000 to 10,000 rabid Aacot fan* over the Ridge route from Loa Angalaa for tha event. THEY WANT WHAT THEY WANT CHARLBROI, Pa., Feb. 16. (A. P.) John Ferry,, relief board Investigator, thinks some folk are getting too accustomed to charity. "One fellow raised tarnation thunder because we wouldn't pay for a license for his car," Kerry said. Things the board Is asked for include a new glass eye, three sets of false teeth, and repairs to an artificial leg. Fred Hamilton, 54, Is Taken by Death Fred Hamilton, 54, native of California and resident of. Bakersfleld for more than two-score years, died last night at his home, 1628 Pacific street For most of the years of his residence here he had been employed as a gardener by Kern County Land Company. Surviving him are a widow, Mrs. Pearl Hamilton, two stepdaughters, Miss Alice Ward and Mrs. Hazel Blachoff, and two stepsons, Albert and Leonard Ward, all of Bakersfleld. Funeral services will be conducted at Hopson mortuary by the United Spanish War Veterans Saturday afternoon at 2:80 o'clock. Burial will be In the veterans' plot at Union cemetery. IN GERMANY IS TI Effect of the German political situation 'Upon International politics and vocational service In a community, from the view points of business and professional men, were subjects of Interesting discussions at today's luncheon of Rotary Club in the Elks Club. The program, with community service as its major theme, was under the direction of the club's vocational service committee, of which Lawrence I. Welll Is chairman. Professor William van Ewert of the Bakersfleld High School and Junior College faculty, was the principal speaker, talking on the German upheaval and the Internationa; crisis. Malcolm Brock spoke on "Community Credit," and Attorney T. N. Harvey discussed "An Attorney's Viewpoint of Vocational Service." Efforts to Find Relatives of E. M. Hazeltine Fail; Funeral Is Deferred Death of a man believed to be B. M. Hazeltine of San Francisco, whose lifeless body was found hanging In a tool shed at the rifle range on Kern river bluffs late Tuesday, was adjudged suicide by a coroner's jury assembled In Fllckinger chapel today. Letters found on tho body provided the tentative Identification and indicated the man had worked as a carpenter In tho bay district, chapel attaches said. No relatives have been located and funeral arrangements are being deferred. The man was poorly dressed. He had taken his own life with a short piece of rope, one end of which formed a noose about his throat, with the other end attached to the rafters of the small shed, Investigators said. VICTlfflANE FIRE GOES SOUIH Mrs. Adelaid Helwig Taken From Local Hospital to Los Angeles Mrs. Adelaid Helwig, Berkeley doctor who was seriously burned when fire destroyed a Transcontinental and Western Air, Inc., passenger liner at Kern County Airport last week, was taken to Los Angeles In a Fllcklngor chapel ambulance today. She will spend a period of convalescence at the home of relatives in the southern city. . ftrrs. I^lwlg was the only casualty In the aerial 'drama that made heroes of Pilot Eddie Bellande and Co-pilot Berkenkamp arid thrilled the nation through newspaper headlines. She was last to leave 1 the majestic, trl-motored air liner after Pilot Bellande had landed It In flames at the port, and she was serlouxly burned on her face, arms and hands, according to attendants at San Joaquln Hospital. 40 MEN TO BOOST DRIVE "Kick-Off" Breakfast Will Mark First Day; Other Activities Planned • ^^_^^ THIRST steps in a contributors* -*- membership campaign to be launched by the Kern county Y. M. • C. A. were taken by members of the newly organized board of directors at their meeting this week. A goal of 1 1800, showing only a slight increase over last year's budget, has been set for this year's campaign, which will open Tuesday of next week under the direction of J. F. Faber, general chairman, with A. J. Ferguson and H. K. Dlckson as his assistants. A "kick-off" breakfast IB planned for next Tuesday morning, February 21, at Hotel El Tejon, at which time plans for the campaign will be outlined and the membership cards distributed. Breakfast programs aro also slated . for Wednesday and Thursday mornings, and a "Victory breakfast," for Friday. Forty to Aid Orlvo Contacts with prospective members will be made by two groups of 20 men, one under the leadership of Mr. Ferguson and the other under Mr. Dlckson. Lenard Dahlqutst, Kern and Kings county "Y" secretary, who haa now established residence In Bakersfield, will handle details of the drive. Discussion of the San Joaquln valley Older Boys' conference, which will be held In Bakersfleld March 17, also occupied the attention of tho directors. C. C. Scott was named chairman of the hospitality committee, which will provide housing accommodations for tho scores of delegates who will come here for the valley meeting. Walter Stlern and E. J. Peery, of Shatter, were appointed chairmen of • committees In charge of (general arrangements. , Camp Committee Another committee was designated to direct the summer camp program this year, the members being A. J. Ferguson,, chairman; I. A. Borroughs. McFarland; A. W. Eckman, Shafter; A. W. Brown. Kenneth Rich, and I. E. Lane, all of Bakersfleld. Directors In attendanco at the meet- Ing were J. F. Fuber, H. K. Dlckson, Brroll Janes, J. H. Parker, A. J. Ferguson, E. J. Peery, A. W. Eckman, H. ti. Healy, C. C. Scott, Dana Blng, John Compton, Dr. A. M. Tuttle, E. C. Eckman, Huntley Webb, "Walter Stlern and Jim Wilson. Services Conducted for Victim of Fire Funeral services were conducted In "Mennonlte Brethren Church today fir Johann Helnrlch, aged rancher, who was fatally burned at his Rosedale home several days ago. One of the deceased's sons, Peter Helnrlch, came from The Dalles, Ore,, to attend the services. Interment was in Union cemetery, under direction of Hopson's mortuary. KERN DELTA MEETING Dressmaking school plans will be discussed at a meeting of the Kern Delta Farm Home Department during a meeting at the home of Miss Elsie Stlern, 1818 Owens street, on Wednesday, February 22,' at 10 a. m., It-waa announced today by Mra. Fred Rollln, chairman of the department. CARD OF THANKS We desire to thank sincerely our friends for -the expressions of sympathy and kindness at the time of our bereavement, '(Signed) ' MRS. ELOIDA GRAY, ' Mil. AND MRS. DON GRAY, JIHS. DOROTHY MOORE. Kern Assessor to Attend Big Session Anticipating reductions In' all personal property items, Tom Burke, Kern county assessor, will leave Bak- ersfleld tonight for Fresno, where he will attend the two-day convention of valley assessors starting tomorrow morning. Mr. Burke said he was personally in favor of reductions In personal property values and he believed other assessors would favor Deductions. Personal property Includes all movable property, including livestock and household goods. Soriano-Baby Dies; Service Conducted Death this morning claimed Glovlata Soriano, day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Santos Soriano, 1031 Sumner street.' home. The Infant died at the family The body was taken to Fllckinger chapel where funeral services weVe conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Interment was In Union cemetery. Standard Employes Plan Golf Tourney Standard Oil Company employes of all departments in the Bakersfleld district will stage their-first annual golf tournament next Saturday at Stockdale Country Club. • The matches -will be arranged on the 'blind bog«y plan and over 18 holes. Approximately 50 golfers are expected to enter the tourney. Cupa will be awarded winners. Contestants are expected from Taft, Coallnga, Fresno, Barstow, and other cities, all of which are located In the Bakersfield district. The golfers will start toeing off at 9 a. m. Wong Duck Funeral. Set for Tomorrow Funeral services for Wong Duck, 80. well-known retired Chinese merchant of .Bakorsfleld who died' Monday In a local hospital from the Infirmities of old age, will be conducted at Fllck- inger chapel Friday. The Chinese had been a resident of Bakersfleld for many years. Magunden Group to Meet February 17 Magunden farm center members will meet on Friday evening, February 17, In the Magunden community hall, C. E. Sward, director, announced today. Speakers of the evening will Include M. A. Lindsay, farm adviser, and Mrs. Thomas Austin. Assassin Hoped to Slay Pres. Hoover (United Preii Leased Wire) NEW YORK, Feb. 16.— Qluseppl Zangara, would-be aisassln of President-elect Roosevelt, "hoped to get Hoover, too, but couldn't," accord- Ing to Professor Raymond Moley, friend of Mr. Roosevelt. In a telephone message to Louis M. Howe In Washington and relayed to Mrs. Roosevelt here last night, Professor Moley said he talked with Zangara, who told him of his hope to "get" the President. PLEADS NOT GUILTY LOS ANQELES, Feb. 16. (U. P.;— Gerald Craig, former University of Southern California football player, pleaded not guilty today to charges that ho conspired to have _ his wlfo, Evelyn, murdered, and was ordered to trial before Superior Judge. William Tell Aggeler March 10. Rail Labor Renews 6-Hour-Day Battle (United Prett Leased Wire) NEW YORK, Feb. 16.— Railroad labor executives drew plans today for a concerted drive on Congress In support of a six-hour day. Railroad unions will be united In the campaign and will have the backing of the American Federation of Labor. • A.- F. Whitney, president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and chairman of the Railway Labor Executives Association, announced the move. Farmers on March Over Indianapolis (United Preit Leaned Wire) INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Fob. 16.— Four thousand farmers threatening to call a tax strike marched through the Indiana capltol late today. A committee was delegated to call upon Oovoror Paul V. MoNutt with demands for elimination of the state property tax and the remainder of th« group crowded the Senate galleries, RTTS SLAB TO SPEAKRE . Buron Fltts, of Los Angeles county, will be the principal speaker when members of the Kern County Peace Officers' Association gather for their next meeting on Friday, February 24, at the St. Francis Cafe in Bakersfleld, according to William Snare, president of the association. District Attorney Fltts Is one of the outstanding prosecutors of the United States and an interesting speaker. He delivered an address here in 1926 before the delegates to the State Peace Officers' Association, and also spoke here when he was campaigning for the post of governor two years ago. SUQI RITES HELD Burial services for Inosukl Sugi, member of the Japanese colony «f Bakersfteld who died late Monday following a lingering Illness, were conducted In Union cemetery Wednesday under direction of Fllcktnger chapel. LEARN ABOUT MODERNIZING MAGIC Almost unbelievable are some of tho miracles that modernizing magic has wrought In old houses,' as revealed In the Illustrations in this booklet. They are reproductions of before and after photographs showing the transformations that have been made In actual remodeling operations In.vari- ous parts of the country, and must be seen to be appreciated. You can work one of these miracles on your old house. "Modernizing Old Homes" is an exclusive Bakersfleld California^ publication. It can be secured only through The Bakersfleld Calitor- nlan's Washington Bureau. Send your order today, ualng this coupon. The Bakersfleld Californlan Information Bureau, 'Frederic J. Haskln, Director, Washington, D. C. 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