The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on August 10, 1954 · Page 12
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 12

Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, August 10, 1954
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9 (Hi? Baferatoto (Salifdhtfan 12 Tuesday, Aug. 10,1934 Four From Here Enter Horseless Carriage Trek MRS. W. L. VERHAAG .. . plans Roosevelt barbecue P.o. A n *«i Roosevelt Barbecue Mrs. W. L. Verhaag, Roosevelt PTA president, has announced the annual Roosevelt barbecue will be held this year at Beale Park on Sept. 25. "We are planning the barbecue- fair this year as a 'Homecoming Celebration' to celebrate our return to our own Roosevelt campus," Mrs. Verhaag explains. The barbecue will be under the general chairmanship of Mrs. C. Wayne Cross. Beale Park was chosen for the site' because the Roosevelt School grounds will not be ready by that time, although it is hoped that the buildings will be ready for occupancy by Sept. 7 the chairman points out. Sewing Session Set Wednesday Sunset Thimble Club will meet Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Knights of Pythias Hall, 604 Lake St. with Mrs. Walter Reed, vice president, conducting the business session. Mrs. Russell Davies witl be hostess for the day. Berkeley Ride in Costume. Offers Much Fun All cars had to be cranked. None could be taken out after dark. And there always lurked the apprehension that one's vehicle might react like the pne- hoss shay. But it was worth it, according to the four families who have returned from participation in the Los Angeles-to- Berkeley caravan of the National Horseless Carriage dub. The Neal Kimbles rode up in their 1915 Buick touring car, accompanied by their two daugh ters. All were in the costume of the teens. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reed of Arvin entered .with their 1910 speedcar, with Mrs. Reed chic in a tan duster and cap. In the smallest car on the run, the Lon Hickersons of Arvin chugged along in their 1914 Saxon, and report only one breakdown, a minor balking of the machinery on their return trip. The 1912 Empire driven by Bill Destefani, accompanied by Mrs. Destefani, attracted attention also. The old cars were halted in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Cambria and Monterey, en route to Berkeley. Sixty or more merry mobiles participated. A Reno-to-Lake Tahoe jaunt is set for Sept. 10, 11 and 12 with the four Kern families again participating. Bakersfield's unit of the club is headed by Tom Cox. Vacation Cosmetics When packing cosmetics for a vacation, don't forget such handy little aids as cotton balls, facial tissues, emery boards and baby oil. HARVARD PENNINGTON . ; . . he builds model railroads Model Train Hobby Is Much Fun "I used to build model airplanes," says Harvard Pennington, whose main interest now lies in building model railroads, "but I crashed too many of them. And after you crash a model plane there's not much left to do anything with, so I finally got tired of it." Harvard explained that he got "the model railroad bug" about a year and a half ago, and that he's been working at it furiously ever since. "Building a model railroad isn't as easy as it looks," Harvard said. "Most people think it's just playing with toy trains. They don't realize that we make all our our own cars and that each one is done exactly to scale." Skills Needed According to Harvard, a working knowledge of soldering, wiring, carpentry, and electricity are necessary to build a model railroad. In addition, the builder must do an amount of research comparable to that done for a term paper to produce a good model. "It gets pretty interesting," Jie said, "but it runs into a lot of money if you don't plan your layout Carefully." First the builder must determine how much space he has available, Harvary explained. The next step is making a track plan, to scale, figuring out all the curves, angles, and grades the layout will have. A plan for wiring the railroad comes next, and then the actual building. "You can't just slap down a piece of plywood and lay your track," Harvard stated. "First you have to build a framework; then you put in all your grades and curves, and finally lay the track." The last step in the operation is putting in scenery for the rail road, accbrding to Harvard. Scenery Is "Must" "Most people simply put up a railroad without a reason," he said, "but that's ridiculous. It would be like having a stream running down Chester Avenue. You've got to have a reason for your railroad," he continued, "so you've got to -have scenery-" Harvard explained that putting up the scenery usually takes quite a while because everything must be made to scale and must be realistic. What happens after you've finished the layout -and run the train over it a few times? "Well, you're usually tired of the whole thing by then," says Harvard, "so you tear it all out and start on something different." Harvard is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Pennington, 215 Wilson Ave. He attends Kern County High School, and is a member of Oildale Model Railroad Association. BUY MIRRORS WITH CAUTION Like meats, mirrors are graded for quality.-The most nearly perfect are termed AA. A quality mirror may contain a few scattered minor imperfections. Next, in a descending order, are: No. 1 mirrors which contain a limited number of defects. No. 2 mirrors contain minor imperfections that are readily seen, and No. 3 mirrors have many defects, should be examined carefully before purchasing. Soup Suggestion Home-made tomato soup is less likely to curdle if you heat the white sauce and the spiced tomatoes separately, then quickly stir the tomatoes Into the milk and serve at once. New Forms for Leather When an old favorite around the home abandons its rut to gather new triumphs, it's worth noting, according to NEA staff writer Kay Sherwood. Leather -is - a case in point. Resting comfortably on its maroon, black or brown laurels, leather upholstery has for years been closely, associated with Dad's easy chair. Dad claimed it just suited him. Mother claimed it looked a sight. Today, that's one argument Mother would lose. New finishes and new colors have captured the attention of talented designers who have used it for many purposes. New western-s t y 1 e furniture for example, capitalizes in the rugged, outdoorsy look of natural leather. On the other hand, leather shows up just as handsomely coupled with brass in fine modern lamps and clocks. With more tanners getting into the act, maybe some day I'll be able to afford the mellow beauty of leather-tiled floors.. Improved finishes have made the care of upholstery leather almost too easy. I was interested to hear a friend of ours in the leather business lament that we homemakers just won't believe that all we should ever do to smooth-leather upholstery is sponge it with plain soap and water to keep it clean. And, he said, sponge It often enough to avoid deep soiling. Bring" up the shine only by polishing with a dry, soft cloth. Pocahontas Staff Given Instruction Plans for future activities were completed during a recent meeting of El Tejon Council 215, De~| gree of Pocahontas. Mrs. Vernon King- presided for the first meeting of her term assisted by her corps of new officers. Mrs. Nadine Stephens of Fresno, past great Pocahontas of California and deputy great Pocahontas of El Tejon Council, conducted a school of instruction for the new officers. Mrs. Stephens also installed Mrs. Irma Greenleaf as keeper of records; Mrs. Thresia Bolla, first runner; and •Cyril Black, second warrior who were unable to be present when the other officers were, installed. Mrs. King announced the ways and means committee for August to include Mrs. Ray Brady, Mrs. Nova Prescott, Mrs. Eliza-] beth Lescault and Mrs. May King. Mrs. Mary B. Smith, Mrs. Corrine Laird, Mrs. Thresia Bolla and Mrs. .Irma Greenleaf were named to serve for the month of September. Mrs. W. C. Willis, Mrs. Grace Allen and Mrs. Prescott were appointed on the finance committee. Jinks Day Party The council will sponsor an afternoon card party Friday, Aug. 13, in Moose Hall, 134 Goodman St., with .Mrs. King as chairman. On the same date, an evening party will be held at the hall at 8. Cards and other games are scheduled with special entertainment and refreshments. Mrs. Brady and the committee extend an invitation to all council members and their friends to attend. , Delegates Named Mrs. Nova Prescott, Mrs. Irma Greenleaf, Mrs. John Joseph Mrs. W. C. Willis and Mrs. Ray Brady are the elected delegates who will represent El Tejon Continued on Page 13 ^-.vifcaW OS - * ** DIRECTS LEAGUE MONEY MATTERS — Assuming responsibility as finance chairman of League of Women Voters is Dr. Marian Chichester. She plans to use numerous projects, one phase of which will be "Operation Piggy Bank" for league members, and also the approved league technique of a limited finance campaign. Public Bidden to Auxiliary Party at Hall Bridge, canasta and five hundred will be played at a public card party to be sponsored in connection with a dessert hour Thursday at 1 p.m. at K. of P. Hall, 604 Lake St. The party will be under the auspices of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Women's Auxiliary. Mrs. Chester Bisbee is the chairman of arrangements and may be reached at FA 4-7327. Fast Work . HARTFORD. Conn. (Uj;)—Bandits took $3,500 worth of mink stoles from a fur store which was about a one-minute walk from the American District Telegraph— a burglar alarm service. ADT detectives arrived on the scene within 60 seconds, but the furs and the thieves were gone. ********************4*****4*************+***»***********+**C FUN IN STORE—Although Kirk Campbell, Billy Church, Nikki Gonzales and Mike Shearer are happy with current activities, they'll share innovations this season at Westminster Cooperative Nursery School. In addition to regular art work, excurisons to the fire department, bus rides and other trips of interest to children between the ages of two and five, the youngsters will have an opportunity to care for and learn about animals, birds and fish, according to Mrs. Honor Gonzales, director. Nursery School Maps Innovations Children attending Westminster Nursery School this fall will enjoy several innovations, according to Mrs. Honor Gonzales, director. In addition to the regular schedule of painting and other artistic experiences, excursions to the fire department, bus rides around the city and other trips of inter- WHEN OUT WITH BABY When Baby reaches the stage where he won't stay quiet in his carriage, don't attempt to put packages into the front of the carriage. Instead, when going shopping, fasten a good-sized clasp hook to the carriage with picture wire. It will hold your shopping bag so Baby won't be able to get at its contents. Soup Flavoring Add a dash of curry powder to a cream of chicken soup you are planning to serve either hot or cold, then sprinkle each bowl or cup of the soup with minced chives. Good! est to a child between the ages of two and five, are planned. Youngsters also will have an opportunity to care for and learn about a variety of animals, birds and fish, according to Mrs. Gonzales. The nursery school will be In the third year of operation at the corner of 17th and H Streets. Mothers donate several hours a month to teaching and directing the children, learning about their own and other youngsters at the same time. They are afforded the opportunity to observe their own .children in relation to his age group in a non-home environment. The school is a co-sponsor of the lecture series on children begun last fall and will continue its support this year. The school conducts workshops for parents to integrate home and school. Registration is limited in the co-op, Mrs. Gonzales said, although a few enrollments for the faH semester, opening Sept. 14, are available. Parents may call the school, listed in the telephone directory under Westminster Nursery School, or Mrs. Gonzales at FA 2-4345. HIGH FIDELITY music system* for horns and offics CARL STUTZMAN "Cuitom Hi-fidelity" SIS 24th FA 4-0215 4-? P.M. Mon.-Fri., 1-4 P.M. Saturday Amplifiers Tamtiblcs Speakers Tone Arms Tuners Cibinerrj Record Hungers u». Records DISTRIBUTOR NET PRICES' NEW WINDOW SHADES IN ONE DAY! Bring in your old rollers — well install new DU PONT TONTINE Costs but pennies per window, w«sfublt. no cracks or pinholes, lasts for years. DAWN CO. 731 E. 21st St. SADDLE &. SIRLOIN OUR BEAUTIFUL NEW ROUND-UP ROOM II THI per U C FOR tout FOR YOU* 1 NEXT PRIVATE DINNER, PARTY or BANQUET Our Dining Room* Are Under the Supervision of Maitrt De Niek Poiar MOTS SUPER MARKETS HILLCREST FOODS J810 NIIES STREET ' FOOD FARE MARKET 1300. NORTH CHESTER THE P I n 1 1 t a, C 0 (OR 1 H £ BRRIlIi •'3 U K 11 0 lit IBs LUG DEPOSIT BRING YOUR OWN FINER FOODS At Nineteenth and D ii Dry Cleaning SPECIAL ONE DAY ONLY Wednesday, August 11 MEN'S SUITS DRESSES (PLAIN) LADIES' COATS (PLAIN) SWEATERS TROUSERS SLACKS SKIRTS (PLAIN) VICTORY CLEANERS "CASH AND CARRY" 1919 M STREET I*********************************************************** oCearn to £larn Fay's Beauty Course SPECIAL TUITION RATES SPECIAL $£95 I Regular $20.00 Cold Wave [Complete ... — IJ15 .08 Cold Wave 115.95 {COLD , M9S J WAVE ADVANCED STUDENT WORK • ' K* Appointment Keecttur CREME SHAMPOO, CREME 11 St RINSE, HAIR STYLE . .. Fraa Mcvlaa Maaleura WHa Each FET9«a«nt BAKERSF1ELD COLLEGE OF BEAUTY 19th and F—on the Ground Floor—Private Parking Lot CHAKWJTTE TAT — Ben la BakcraflrM llaea 1HT Phont FA 2-7341 or FA 2-5307

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