The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on July 5, 1965 · Page 13
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The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California · Page 13

Bakersfield, California
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Monday, July 5, 1965
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Hitchhiker hit-run victim, near death JIM Mary Holman-Dodge, a lieutenant in the Bakersfield Police Department, author of one of the best books extant on juvenile delinquency and police procedure, a formei- malhemalics teacher, an e.\- .\avy Wave and alx)\e all a lady in ihe definite old-fusli- ioned connotalion of the term, was coinplimemed Ijy her do- partnienl colleague.< and many friends who appeared at her retirement dinner at "Freddie's Top of the Hill" last week. 1 felt lionoreti and ))rivileged tu l )e among those attending. Lieutenant, now Mrs. Hul- nian-Dodge. was the first policewoman here, taking over a summertime assigimieni in 1941 when R. B. Powers was the chief of police. She served in the Xuvy during the war as an aerogi-apher at a weather station. When she returned to the police department Chief Horace V. Grayson sent her to the L'niversity of Southern California for special studies In delinquency control. .Mary parsed higli on a civil service examinaUon and was appoiin- cd a lieuieMunt uf the department here and ordered to take charge of the juvenile department which slie did with notable success and the un (iuali- fied confidence of Chief Grayson. Through 2! \-oars of service in this deiiartment slie achieved a record and dis- LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, JULY 5,1965 PAGES 13 TO 22 MARY HOLMAN DODGE ' tlnclioM >ur |ias >cd by no olhcr cfficer ill California and during this tenure she became the author of a biMik entitled. '•The Police Officer and the Child." which is the best exposition vf its kind available. Its tenets are based on the pragmatic experience of Mary llolniiin -lJoilge and lier iiiic!- ligent a>-imilalion of this ex- lieiience and its iiitcrpreia- tion lor a valid api>ro ;ich to the pioiiiems entailed In dling juvenile deliniiiieiits. Tlii- book nou has an International reputation not only In police siliools but among sociologists as well. But irrespective of the book's Inleniatlonal reiiuta- lion. I'd like to write a woid aliout Mrs. Dodge's reputation, having followed her professional career here since she became a member of the police de))arimem. She has been intelligent, thoroughly compe- see Pipefuls—page M How 'no' on tax wi out classes By BILL GHARRITY —Californiaii I 'hnto Wearing on official Nature Boy Gypsy Boots T-shirt with left arm around Nature Boy himself is Dennis Chuchian of 2421 Beech St., friend of the one-time public pork tree-dweller who's been on tv, in movies and here in our city. Nature Boy frolics through with goodies Wife knifes mate who put tot in toilet .\ 2]-year-old Bakersfield man was stabl>ed by his wife last night after he repoitedly attempted to thrust their .0- \\'eek-oId son in the toilet \Yi\\\ In their 1721 Brooks St. residence, the sheriff's department reporie<J. William Childs was treated in Kern General Hospital for stab wounds in the neck and right chesl .-^horily after ti o'clo<k night, then released. -Mrs. l!:va Child.- told Shei-- iff Investigators Wayne Frank and Del Kay her husband had l>een drinking heavily and during a quarrel, gi-ablml the infant and marched to the bathroom, depositing the baby in the Ixiwl. Mrs. Childs, 20, told depu- tie.s .she got a kitchen knife and plunged the blade into her husband's iwdy. She said he relinquished the baby, staggered outside, and collapsed. Investigators said the baby, William Jr.. did not api>ear to Ije harmed. The sheriffs depanment .said no charges have been filed, but investigation is continuing. Carrying a basketful of healthful giKklles for himself, -Vaiure Hoy ('%psy BCHJI-. in his third visit to Bakersfield 111 leccm yeai>. la-l ueek .~aid he is lieailed ujiward in the world. One of his coriioratioiis in nboia two weeks will introduce to the confectioner's shellcs the high - energy "(Jypsy Boots Knergy Bar" coniaining sesame, sunflower Harold Sticke is dead after )rief illness Ti;iI.\Cli.\PI-Fuiieial services fcii- Harold L. Stickel, .71. of iili; Golden We^t Court, will \v held Saturday in the '^'oder- Cull) Funeral Home In (ioshen. Iml. .Mr. .Slickel, ulio was a-- sociaiod with a son Kicliard. of Mojave. in operation of Slickel .Mortuaries <if Tehachapi and .Mojave. died .Saturday afternoon in a Tehai-hapi ho-pital following ii brief illness. Interment will be in Oli\e Cemetery. Baugo Township, bill. Born .hily T,. inotl. in Baugo Township, he had resided in Teliacha|ii thn-e \e ,ir.-. \'i-iling lioins at the Te- iiarliapi mortuary are iK .'ing held iluiin;; the afternoon and evening hours to<iay and Tues- ilay. Survivors, in addition to sec Stickel—page 14 .seeds, honey, dates and figs ami maybe raisins, he .-iaid. Then in about six weeks, he said, his Ixiok. •'Bare Feet and Go(xl Things to Fast." should lx?gin to roll off the pres.-es. To his lips, witli a little encouragement, came his .>-ong, "(jypsy Bi>ots. a Go-Go Too;s." II'.' had the sheet mii-ic for this. Ill .Nauiie Boy'... basket Acre a couple banana-, a lew oraimes and |>eaches. an older blank for his (-'ypsy Boots Wild .Man T-Shiil (price 82). two or three bumper stickers advertising the candy bar and. In a large screw-lid jar. a u.irm yellowi-h lii |Uid uhich he saiil was herb tea. .Vow and again he would inienujit his rapid-fire conversation alxjut his life by tak- inu' ii lia.-iy pull of this lea. slopi'ing drops of it around Ihe office. .Naturally he has long hair, sandals and a beard. But. he says, he's not a beatnik. .Nature Boy confides he is not as fanatic as he hxiks nor as nutty and wild as he acts. He is in Bakersfield. he said, visiting his friend Uennis Chuchian of 2421 Beech .St.. who play> piano now for a living but who until IlHil grew grapes in the .Vrvin area. Chuchian is currently pla.v- ing at the Royal Palms Motel where .Nature Boy says he will apj)ear himself as a guest .star Wednesday night and execute his wild K.\p.-;y dance. Continuing the reiwrt on the effects of the reduction in the Kern County Union High School District's teaching staff — if a 20<ent ta.\ override is not approved at the polls July 27 — here are the statistics on five more of the district's schools. AIcFarland Higii School — one class eliminaied in each of the following — publications, speech, general .science, biolog>, g e n e r a 1 busines.-, world h i s t o r y. electricity, ll o m e m akin g. mecliani- <'al drawing, tyiiing. uooil.-hop aiul general shop. North High School — One class eliminated in each of the following — mechanical drawing, harmony, photography, Reading .AB. Reading CD, German, home economics. Math 9C, geograi)hy and two study hall sections. Shafter High School — General .Science 9. required of all students since in57. would be dropped from the curriculum. The action involves two staff teachers. Shafter Is the only scluKil ill the district re(|uir- iiig the collide. The school's report on it~ re<luciion plans says. "The five-le\el. or honors, classes which we have offered in Knglisli. math, .--ri- ence and social science f (jr si .x years, arc al.-o being dropped." Tlii-. SIIKKJI officials said, was done to avoid o \erloading other cla <ess in it< college preparatory curriculum. Gonerall.v. >tudenls have taken honors classes as elect Ives and us an aid to ol)- tain admission to colleges aiiil unh ersilics. South High School — This schcKil says that .>!0 of its students, aljout I't per cent of enrollment, will Iw limited to the numl)er of courses t h e y may take next year. Generally, this means they will take five subjects instearl of six. South High has dropiied 20 clas .ses including one each in drama, French. Spanish, math; four in photography, one each in Soc'ial Studies 12.\B.3, secretarial practice, Homemaking 9 and Homemaking 10. caipentry. crafts. Government 12.\B, .\rt 9. ,\rt 10. recordkeeping. bofikkeei>- inp. auto mechanics. Metal 10 and Metal 12. West High School — The di.^trict's newest .-CIKKII will 0!>cn in September. Classes eliminated froin its planned schedule include one each in Latin 9, ait metal stagecraft, electronics, business law, see schools—page 14 —OlUornian Pbolo This three-legged chick named Trino is owned by Mrs. Josefina Amoyo Del Rio of 2409 Larcus Ave. The third leg dangles out of its tail in about the same position as o bockhoe is offixed to 0 tractor. Wh«i Trino says "cheep," the third foot gives the ground a slight nudge but moves no dirt. The other two feet ore normal. -Phti*-o> bv Staff (•hr.[o-.!rai'her Jack Kiii;;ht Attendants take one of three men injured Saturday in a freak Edison Highway truck- auto accident to o woiting ombulance. Cor shown here wos being towed west when it broke loose from the towing vehicle, jumped a divider island and hit truck cab headon. IIUIVC lUUSC Hum iiib ivniii^ vbti.wv, — — Steam-injection oilmen add to demands for precious water Bv BILL RINTON The oil industry, Sansing re- water wells, ranging in By BILL RLNTO.V Flil>-fi\e years ago ilie arrival of the water drag — a train haiilinu' tank cars of drinkini; water — uas the signal for a celeliration in the Ijooiiiiiig lint |iaiciied oil toun of Tal'l. \\'aler-asers [laid more lor water — ."lU tents a barrel — than lor oil. which sold for as little as IS cents a barr<'l. Toda.v. thank- to a new oil- recovery technique, water oiire aLiaiii is at a premium on the West Side — and a nuicli soiiiilit - after c<rmni <Kl- ity ill many other oil-producing areas of Kern County. Strange as it might sound, water ine^ently seems to lie the ke.v that will unlock untold milliipus of barrels of oil from Taft's .Midway - .Sunset oil field iUid other of Keru County's dojgiiiy old fields. The technique that created the water sliortai;e consists of -tinuilating oil jiroduction by injecting sleam into oil-jiro- ducing sands, a methixl known variously as steam fUxxling, steam soak, and huff-'n'-puff. To make steam, of course, one needs water. The demand for water on the West Side, according to .Ion Sansing. general manager of the West Kern County Water District, has ri.-;on from approximately :il.- 000 barrels a day two years ago when oil companies began turning to steam injection to 80.000 to 81,000 barrels a day today. The district is pumping to capacity to deliver to<lay's increased output. And this is only the beginning. Four-doy stay The oil industry, Sansing re- IKirts. has indicated it's going to want some 380.000 barrels a day of water in the future. <rr close to five times the amounl presently available. What's being done to get more water'.' Iiitere-lcd oil com|)anics, some IS of them, have put up S .'i0.00 <l to pay for preliminary studies aimed at expanding the present water .system, uliicli is on lied b\' the West Kern County Water District. The district 2'-: years ago bought out the Western Water Co.. which had served the We.-t Side since the lOlUs. The district purchases water on a royalty basis from Kern County Uind Co., protlucing it from three reh.tively deep Nannette tops for popularity -Nanette Thomas, Bakersfield in the Miss California contest for the right to represent the state at the Miss Inteniational Beauty Congress, was voted by contestants Miss I'opularity during the pageant held Thursday and Friday in Los .\ngeles. Miss Thomas is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Thomas, 2204 Bradford St. water wells, ranging in depth from 02.') to 780 feet, near Tupman in the valley floor. The water Is pumped through a lU-inch line some 14 miles — uphill — to the Taft area. The next ste|) in securing more uaier for the West Side is expected to be the putting up of an additional SI million by the oil companies to pay for the ))roposed expansion of the district's water system. The companies, in turn, under an agreement being negotiated with the district, would bo reimbursed from the district's profits over a stated period of time, jierhaps five or six \ears. Six major oil companies together with a dozen independents are repre.-ented in the group formed to work with the district in seeking more water. The majors include ^^obil Oil Co.. Richfield Oil Coip.. -Shell Oil Co.. Standard Oil Co. of California. Texaco. Inc.. and Tidewater Oil Co. J. .1. Oliphant of Mobil serves as chairman of the liai.son committee working with the district. The IS companies that have liut up shares of the S50.000 for the jireliminary expansion studies. Ollphant reports, may be joined later by others interested in underwTiting the estimated .S4 million expansion of the water s.vstem. .As negotiations with the water district progress, the oil companies l>iobably will set up a nonprofit corporation to work with the district. The rebate system, adopted in principle at the district's June meeting in Taft, ensures see oil-water—page 33 2 sailors ind man on roac A team of physicians in Ridgecrest is desperately tiying to save the life of a 21-year-old hitchhiker found lying on Inyokern Road, two miles 'vvest of Inyokern this morning. It's belie\ed, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Ralph Johnson, the critically injured man, Stephen J. Bradley. 21, of Trona, was the victim of a hit-run driver some time around 1 He was discovered by two China Lake sailors returning to their base. Bradley, who celebrated his 21st birthday >esterday, ap- liarently was hitchhiking from Trona to Bakersfield where he hoped to get a job. Officers located an Inyokern resident uho reialled giving Bradley a ride from Trona to Inyokern. Patrolman .Johnson said Bradley was apparently walking to Highway M to try to catch a ritie into Bakersfield. -Although mostly incoherent, Bradley told officers he only recalls falling. Investigators believe Bradley heard the hit-run car overtaking him, turned and may have fallen just before it hit him flush, driving over his body. Physicians at Kidgecrest Hospital indicated they didn't expect Bradley to survi\e. Tammie Lynn Henson, 2, ot 9701 Waco St., Lamont, is reported in serious condition at Kern General Hospital today where she is being treated for a cerebral concussion suffered in her driveway yesterday. CHP investigators said the little girl was run over by a backing pickup truck driven by Columbus Andrew Holmes. "i. same address. Holmes told officers he didn't see the tiny girl. Mystery surrounds the manner in which critically injured .•\lbert -Aird Jr., 19, of Canoga Park was hurt yesterday, the a IP said today. Officers said -Aire) first ap- Ijeared at the offices of a Kernville physician at 0:00 how he arrived were not known here—was given emergency treatment and transferred to Kern General Hospital. From sketchy details, officers said, they believe -Aird was involved in a motorcycle accident somewhere in the Kernville area. One of three men involved in an accident Satui'day afternoon on Edison Highway near Fairfax road remains in critical condition at Memorial flospital today. He is Carter L. Hooper, 55, of 2012 Fairfa.x Road. Hooper. CHP officers said, was driving a sedan west on Edison Highway, being towed see hit-run—page 14 Japanese student here on good will mission With Japanese and American flags on the handlebars of his bicycle, 22-year-old Akira Kawaguchi of Hosei University. Tokyo, Japan, arrived in Bakersfield yester- da.v. He was greeted on the steps of City Hall by .Mayor R. V. Karlen and seven memliers of the Bakersfielil People-to-People Committee. Shuttling between television cameramen, Kawaguchi (his friends call him Ike) explained he was on a one-man good will mission on the 10th anniversarj' of the sister city program between the United States and Japanese cities. On the rear of his blue jacket is an .American, a Japanese and a California flag. On the front is the large round international .symbol of the People-to-People program. Traveling an average of 10 miles per day. he started his trip in San Jose and last week visited in Delano. He has also visited Lodi. Fresno and Hanford. He will visit another 16 California cities. bicycle, a 10 - speetl was presented to him ill .New Westminster. B.C. (The bicycle, incidentally, was made in Japan), His racer. While in Bakersfield, be will be the guest of Mr. and Harry Tatsuno, 4633 Ave., until tonight, stay with Mr. and John H.- Deeter untQ for Glendale Tues- Mr. Quarter He will Mrs. leaving day. The youth also plans a 90- bus tour of historical f of interest in the United States and Canada. Unlike other tourists who complain about California's congested freeways. Kawaguchi's only complaint was that he is not allowed on them with his bicycle. day places —CalUoroian Photo Mayor R. V. Karlen greeted Akiro Kawaguchi on the steps of City Hall yesterday. Kawaguchi, bicycling through several California cities on the People-to-People program, will stay in Bakersfield through Tuesday.

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