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HERE'S AN HONEST JUDGE WEATHER Clear, local morning fog. TEMPERATURES High 65, low 25. KING RIVER Stage 1.10, discharge 194. SUSANVlUjPrJaJL 1J (UP) Harold Bradford, the new administers' justice without avor. He lvied fines totaling $12.50 for th4 third and fourth I parking violations by" the same Jnotorist then du down and paid them himself Decause he was thyiolator.

4 4 HANFORD, KINGS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 1918 MFTY-FOURTH YEAR No. 14 vi Three Key Rail Unions Threaten Wage Strike; To Set Date Next Week CHICAGO, Jan. 17 (UP) A nationwide railroad strike was set today for Feb. 1, but intervention by President Truman appeared certain to postpone it for at least 60 days. CHICAGO, Jan.

17 ((UP) A spokesman for three key railroad unions, which have threatened to strike to enforce wage demands, said today a date for the walkout would be set next week. James P. Shields, first assistant grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, said a strike date had not Warren Waves Goodbye to 'Milk Ship' Soiro off WellWtiniowini Caimdheir, Employe Aire rustic) intfOy CCoDDed Two Riverdale men were killed two miles west of Lemoore Saturday morning when their light plane crashed during an attempted forced landing, the Kings County Sheriffs office reported today. M. C.

Faulkner, 26-year-old son of a prominent west-side valley rancher and pilot of the plane, and Faustino Moreno, GOVERNOR EARL WARREN OF CALIFORNIA is pictured at the Oakland pier waving goodbye to the SS Golden Bear, carrying 1,500 tons of canned milk to starving children of France, Italy and Greece. The milk, contributed by Californians, is being loaded at San Francisco, Stockton, Los Angeles and San Diego. The California Milk Ship is manned by 102 midshipmen of the California Maritime Academy, Vallejo. The Governors son, Earl, is aboard. (International) Kings County's School Children Contribute 8,000 Cans of Milk to Drive KNGS Will Air The Smiths Of Hollywood WASHINGTON, Jan.

17 (UP) Secretary of State George C. Marshall today flatly denied reports circulated abroad that the United States will demand military bases in exchange for aid under the European Recovery Program. The program of United States assistance to European recovery, which is now being considered by the congress, does not provide for nor contemplate the acquisition of military bases for the United States in return for economic assistance to the European countries, Marshall said in a statement. The intent of the American aid is only to enable the European nations participating in the recovery program to reestablish their economic health and vigor. Marshalls statement wras prompted by what the State Department described as misquotations abroad of testimony given Thursday before the senate foreign relations committee by Secretary of Defense James Forrestal.

Department officials said a statement made by Forrestal relating to a possible connection between the European Recovery Program and overseas bases had been given wide circulation in Europe. Second Institute Monday for Food Handlers Dr. R. Lynn Knight, Tulare County Health Officer, will discuss How Food Handlers Transmit Disease at the next meeting of the food handlers institute, to be held Monday afternoon from 2 to 4 in the west wing of the Civic Auditorium, it was announced today by Franklin W. Scott; sanitarium with the Kings County Health Department.

A varied program will be offered at the institute session, including a demonstration of proper methods of washing dishes and a motion picture on dish washing. There will also be a film and discussion on the control of rats. Plant culture plates will be made at this meeting and the growth and development of these culture plates shown at the next session. Scott will be in general charge of the meeting. Dr.

J. W. Stickler, Kings County Health Officer, and V. R. Gunderson, chief sanitarium for Tulare County, will handle a portion of the program.

Sessions of the institute are open to all handlers of food and other interested persons. Scott announced that anyone who missed the first meeting last week may attend the session Monday and the last meeting to be held January 26. Woman Finds Mother, Own Child Missing BURBANK, Jan. 17 (UP) A mother told police today she came here to take her three-year-old daughter from her mother back to Medford, and found both child and grandmother missing. Neighbors said thev last saw the grandmother, Mrs.

Marie OMalie, 47, and the child, Pamela Jane Smith, on Sunday, the day Mrs. Frances Kramer, 24, arrived to get the child. Mrs. Kramer said she left Pamela with her mother three months ago because she wras sick and couldn't care for her. Grove, Island, San Jose, Oak-vale, Excelsior and Delta View.

Hanford schools Wilson, Jefferson, Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Hamilton. High schools Corcoran Joint Junior High and High School, 4 i st i tr been selected. Shields is chairman of a committee of representatives of the thee unions which have been unable to reach an agreement with the nations railroads on wrages and rules changes. Shields said the unions had been embarrassed by a statement made by Alvanley Pohn-ston. president of the Brotherhoods of Locomotive Engineers, at Cleveland.

Johnston had said he would start mailing out instructions to strike Feb. 6 unless President Truman appointed a fact-finding commisison to study the dispute. Shields said Johnstons announcement was incorrect. The unions involved in the controversy are the Brotherhoods of Locomotive Engineers and the Locomotive Firemen and Engincmcn, and the Switchmens Union of North America. The possibility that they might strike and tie up the U.

S. rail system was increased yesterday when Federal mediators announced they had been unable to effect a settlement. Representatives of the three unions said today their membership had voted 97 per cent in favor of strike. The statement said that the railroads not only refused to grant their demands for a 30 per cent wage boost but also sought to negotiate new rules and changes in existing rules which if adopted would break down or utterly destroy working ami, compensatory rules. New Glad Tidings Church Will Be Officially Opened A proud Hanford church congregation will be present Sunday for the official opening of the new Glad Tidings Church on Irwin and Myrtle streets.

The gleaming white edifice, which has been under construction for the past year, has had the finishing touches put on, and all that remains to be done is the landscaping. The entire construction job was done under the supervision of the pastor, M. A. Brown. The old building had only 3,100 square feet of floor space, compared with more than 6,000 square feet in the new building.

For the adult department of the. church, Sunday school classrooms have been constructed on the main floor, and additional classrooms will be added in the basement for the junior department. A year ago, Sunday school enrollment at the church was 56, a figure which has increased to 122 at the present time. During the war, 26 youthful members were in the armed services, and many other families moved away from Hanford for shipyard and factory work. Nevertheless, a total of $6,000 was saved during the ministry of Rev.

Edgar White for building construction. Rev. Brown, prior to formal opening of the new church building Sunday, said: This church was not built just to say we have added one more building to the Assemblies of God organization. It was built for the Glory of God and for the salvation of men and women, a place where whosoever will, can come and worship God. We believe that it is Christ and not Creed that the world needs.

Serious Drought Threatened By Lack of Rain LOS ANGELES, Jan. i7 VUP) The midwinter sunshine that southern California has been bragging about for years today back-fired into a disastrous drought. Two coastal cities were rationing water, the $625,000,000 agricultural industry was threatened and there were extreme danger of forest fires. All over the lush valleys that once were desert the land hadnt been so dry since it was first wheedled into bloom by irrigation. The year 1947 was the driest since the weather bureau began keeping records 70 years ago.

It also was the year in which southern California used the most water in history. Just when the parched land was expecting rain, the weatherman produced two heat spells. The mercury hit 87 degrees during Christmas week, and yesterdays 81 degrees in Los Angeles was the sixth straight dav above 80. has not rained jet this "far. The water rtage was 'severe in cities which rely on rainfall and wells.

Santa Barbara, a city of and Ventura already were distributing water for sanitation and household use only. Thousands of farms and citrus groves were forced to the expense of irrigation they never before needed in wintertime. Los Angeles countys hay and grain industry and $10,000,000 deciduous fruit industry apricots, peaches and walnuts arc entirely dependent on rain water. County Agricultural Commissioner Harold J. Ryan said they would suffer heavy losses if it doesn't rain soon.

The forest fire danger was as great as in any summer month, forest officials said. A 1500-acre fire this week was blamed on the dry weather. State Board Urges Flood Control Money Approval SACRAMENToTTan. 17 (UP) The state water resources board today urged Congressional appro-Tal of a $53,561,000 appropriation for flood control projects in California during the next fiscal year, a figure more than double President Trumans budget message recommendation. The President recommended spending $21,416,000.

While the board resolved last night to recommend $27,376,000 for a Los Angeles engineering district alone, besides $24,800,000 for Sacramento and $1,385,000 for the San Francisco district. Congress appropriated last year, after the President asked $5,000,000 and the board S35.572.000. JOE FELT SOMETHING WAS AMISS-WHEN HIS SHOES FELL APART Its getting so a man can't even believe the label he secs on a bottle nowadays. Or so Coach Joe Lewis of the Hanford High athletic department found the other day when lie wanted to polish his shoes. Rummaging around in a locker, he discovered a bottle marked shoe polish, with a black fluid in it.

So, gaily humming a tunc, he doused some on a rag and industriously scrubbed away on his shoes. Suddenly the rag shredded md fell apart in his hands. Then he took a look at his shoes. By golly, they were falling apart too. A quick investigation disclosed he had been using concentrated sulphuric acid, used for tests in the agricultural department.

Someone had stored it in an old shoe polish bottle for safekeeping. 30, chief irrigator for Faulkner senior, were the victims. Apparently out of gasoline, Faulkner, was attempting to land the plane, a four-place Bcllanca Crui-sair, in an open, plowed field when the crash occurred. There was no fire and investigation revealed that both fuel tanks were almost empty. The crash occurred at 9:20 a.

m. A slight ground fog is believed to have been the contributing factor to the cause of the mishap. Mrs. Eleanor Cardoza and her two sons, Lionel, 14 and Eugene, 12, heard the plane fly low over their ranch house shortly before the crash. The Cardozas, who lease the ranch from William Harp of Lemoore, said the plane seemed to be having motor trouble or was running low on gas.

All three ran to the scone after the plane disappeared in the ground fog and struck with a rending crash about three-quarters of a mile east of the ranch. Lionel reported that he heard the pilot gun the motor seconds before the crash, and indications at the scene were that the plane struck with a wide-open throttle. Wreckage was scattered 135 feet in a direct line with the remnants of the plane. The fuselage was bent nearly in two, and the 150-horsepower engine lay a few feet from the wreckage. Remainder of the cockpit was totally disintegrated.

Faulkners body was hurled 85 (Continued on Page 8, Col. 4) IN JINGS COUNTY Polio Cases Set Record During 1947 More money than ever before w'as spent in Kings County last year to treat new infantile paralysis cases. Chairman Robert D. Williams announced Saturday. For this reason, it is necessary to raise more funds in the current 15-day period than ever before, according to Williams.

Fifty per cent of all money collected in the county, drive remains in the fund here for local patients. If treatment for unexpected reasons depletes the fund, emergency funds are made available by the national organization. The past five years have shown an upward cycle of polio infection. The number stricken totalled in the year 1943 t1946. Complete total for 1947 has not been revealed, but there were many thousands of cases throughout the United States.

Although important progress has been made in research laboratories, much still remains to be learned about polio. The research program must be continued, and the March of Dimes also supplies funds for this purpose. The local chairman said today: We appeal to you as a substantial and participating citizen of Kings County to give heartily to the March of Dimes campaign which will be conducted from January 15th to January 30th this scar. Noted Eye Specialist Succumbs of Pneumonia LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UP) Dr.

Willis O. Nance, 76, retired Chicago eye and ear specialist, died in a hospital yesterday after a two-week siege of pneumonia. Dr. Nance sponsored ordinances providing milk pasteurization, abolition of public roller towels and drinking cups and dry sweeping of street during his 18 years as a Chicago alderman and later as a trustee of the sanitary district there. He retired about 15 years ago and had been spending winters here.

He leaves his widow Zclma and two tens, all of Chicago. Cemetery District Election to Have 5 Polling Places Maps indicating the outside boundary lines of the five voting precincts will be displayed at polling places Tuesday in the Cemetery District election. The maps arc designed to clarify any confusion in the minds of voters as to where they shall cast their ballots, especially those who reside in precincts where the boundary lines are located. Voters on the west boundary line can readily decide whether they are entitled to vote by inspecting their latest tax statements. If it shows they are paying cemetery tax in the Lemoore Armona-Grangcville cemetery district they arc not qualified to vote at this election.

Hanford city is divided into two precincts, Nos. 1 and 2. All voters residing east of center of Irwin street should vote at Veterans Memorial Hall. Those living west of center of Irwin street vote at the Woodrow Wilson school. The polls will he open from 8 a.

ru. to 7 p. m. Heres where you vote: Precinct No. 1 Veterans Memorial Hall, all Hanford city residents east of Irwin street.

Precinct No. 2 At Woodrow Wilson school, all Hanford city residents west of Irw'in street. Precinct No. 3 At Hanford Joint Union High school, all voters residing in Lucerne, Grangc-villc No. 1, Park, Maple Grove and Delta View.

Precinct No. 4 At Kings River school, all voters residing in Eureka, Kings River, River Bend, Oakvale and Hardwick precincts. Precinct No. 5 At Guernsey Ilall, all voters residing in Lakeside, Cross Creek, Paddock and Fruitland precincts. The committee, advocating a favorable vote for the district, point out that it willmaterially assist in maintaining' the Hanford Cemetery, Calvary, Lakeside and Kings River cemeteries.

Urging a yes vote arc R. J. Downing, F. J. Bowden, Joseph M.

Bowman, James C. Griswold and J. E. Richmond, comprising the committee. Along The Boulevards With Your Keyhole Reporter Mrs.

Ralston Derr being separated by the length of a banquet table from her husband at a recent dinner. Bill Stevenson, acling the genial host and serving coffee with doughnuts to his visitors. i Harry Cochrane finding a badly tom dollar bill in the doorw'ay of his office and making an attempt to patch it up. George Steele having all the luck in a Bingo game. Lorraine Leal and Cheryl Richardson, sporting the very new look for gal yell-leaders.

Gus Ornellas, giving a Tulare cage star a bad time. Security Bank employes rehashing events of a recent dinner party given for them by Mrs. Anna Archer. Lola Mosley preparing to celebrate son Patricks first birthday. OIL COM PAN PROJECT RICHMOND, Jan.

17 (UP) The Texas Company today announced plans to establish its northern California distribution on 21 acres of the waterfront here. B. O. manager of the companys refining department, said construction would begin immediately on a site near Kaiser Shipyard No. 1.

In supplementing its tailored mu-sic-and-news schedule with quality dramatic shows, KNGS has selected a variety of productions to please every member of the family. Outstanding for its vivacious humor, lovable characters and superb cast, The Smiths of Hollywood will be given top-billing. This finely produced show will appear each week on to entertain a diversified audience. The Smiths of Hollywood are as funny as the Aldrich family and as familiar as your next door neighbor. Such outstanding stage, screen and radio personalities as Lucille Ball, William Holden, Arthur Treacher, Brenda Marshall and Harry Von Zell bring vitality and realism to these rollicking characters.

The Smiths arc a family you will enjoy welcoming into your home for 30 minutes of comedy each week. If you like w'holesome, humorous people and harmless, happy situations, youll have a date soon at 620 on your dial with The Smiths of Hollywood. Nevis in Brief WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. (UP) President Truman today ordered all government departments and agencies to cut down immediately on the use of fuel oil, gasoline and natural gas.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UP) Housing Expediter Tighe E. Woods today proposed extending and strengthening rent controls for two years because the housing situation will not be alleviated in that time. WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 cUD Congress will be asked to finance a criminal prosecution drive against get-rich-quick operators who have cheated on the veterans housing program, it was learned today.

LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y. (UP) The United Nations Security Council directly intervened in the dispute between India and Pakistan today and called on both states to make immediately all measures to halt the warfare in Kashmir. NEW DELHI. Jan.

17 (UP) Mohandas K. Ghatidi told his followers today that he was on his deathbed, and in a faltering voice begged for a reunion of the independent dominions of Pakistan and India. CHICAGO, Jan. 17 (UP) Hen-ry A. Wallace laid out the planks for his third party presidential platform today, calling for repeal of the Taft-Hartley labor law wage increases, price controls and the restoration of excess profit taxes on corpoiations.

The campaign for milk came to an official end in Hanford Friday night with a tremendous response from the residents of the city, and a spontaneous, unprecedented outpouring of milk from the school children of the county. Secondary Coordinator of Schools Russell Trimmer reported Saturday that between 80 and 85 per cent of the 9,000 school-children of Kings County contributed over 8,000 cans of milk. Reduced to cases, the school contribution amounted to 170 fully packed 48-can cases, ready for shipment to the Los Angeles Harbor. The equivalent value, in money, would be over $1,000. The weight is more than four tons of milk.

Corcoran Elementary and high schools alone contributed 35 per cent of the county total, according to Trimmer. A truck donated by A. J. Kleinke went around to the schools picking up the cases of milk and individual cans of milk. Boy Scouts Saturday volunteered their services to load the cased milk for hauling south.

At Corcoran, the schoolchildren marked each individual can with the name and address of the contributor then packed the cans in cases lor overseas shipping. The schools which contributed were: Elementary Mid-Valley, Frazer, Youd, Eucalyptus, Lakeside, Corcoran Union, Stratford, Lemoore Elementary, Central Union, Armona, Pioneer, Union, Hardwick, Kings River, Reefe-Sunset, Wayne, Eureka, Willow made some fine speeches at Princeton University and other places about the importance of young men making a career of government. But when a man does adopt government service as a career, Harry Truman seems to go out of his way to fire him. Two days after his Princeton speech last June, for instance, he fired Ray Wakefield, a Republican. from the Federal Communications Commission, despite his long and meritorious career first with the state of California, later with the U.

S. government. On top of this he fired Landis as head of the Civil Aeronautics Board despite the fact that Landis had served faithfully as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, spent grueling years as wartime head of civilian defense, plus several years on a meagre saluiy governing the au- Manager of the campaign, Ralston A. Dutch Derr, reported the lollowing figures: now' collected, in cash and checks, $1,049.83. Cases of milk 116 loose, and total of approximately 307 full cases now on hand; loading done by Boy Scouts of Troops 90 and 96.

Lemoore Union High School, Avenal High School and Hanford Union High School. Cash and check donations continued to come into the Hanford Sentinel and Journal offices and into the Chamber of Commerce offices up until noontime Saturday. All major service organizations in Hanfoid had contributed five cases of milk each. Many individuals contributed a like number, including business establishments, and employes who banded together in stores and restaurants. Altogether, there were at least $825 in cash collected to purchase milk, with the possibility of even more when a complete count is made by the Chamber of Commerce.

This represented enough money to purchase another 150 cases of milk. In addition, others donated cases of milk and left them at the (Continued on Page 8, Col. 6) In Bad Spot Chairman lines of the nation. Then just as the senate was rebuffing Trumans plan to replace Landis with a military man, Maj. Gen.

Laurence Kuter, Ted Wright slammed in his resignation as head of the Civil Aeronautics Administration. This is just as great a loss as Landis. For while Landis, as head of CAB, allocated airline routes and fixed general policy, Wright as head of CAA. regulated airline safety. Every country in the world recognized him as the top air-safety technician.

Wright gave as his reason for resigning not only low government salary but the lack of opportunity in government services. In other words, politicians were appointed to juicy plums over his head. President Truman will have to do some tall persuading to get any- one else of high calibre to step into one of these jobs. Pearson Says Truman After Firing Air Board By Drew' Pearson WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.

President Truman, after firing Chairman Jim Landis of the Civil Aeronautics Board, is now in the neat position of having not a single top administrator to regulate the vital airlines of the nation. His other top airman, Ted Wright, most noted air technician of the world, has just resigned as head of the Civil Aeronautics administration, while the third man, Charles Stanton, has taken a four-ycar-leave of absence to build up the Brazilian airlines at twice the salary he gets from Uncle Sam. This leaves the nations airways denuded of government administrators. It also leaves lower personnel of both the CAB and CAA with morale shattered and ready to follow their chiefs into private business. Behind all this, it seems fair to recall that one llarry Tiumau has Minor Auto Mishap Cars driven by James Blackstonc, 20, of Tranquility, and Mrs.

Rosaline C. Faure, 50, of rural Hanford, werc in collision at the intersection of Sixth and Douty street i shortly before 4 p. m. Friday, police reports showed. Damage was moderate to both i cars.

Mrs. Faure was cited for fail-j ing to yield the right of way. PROTEST EVICTIONS SHANGHAI, Jan. 17 (UP) A howling, jeering crowd of demonstrated for two and a half hours in front of the British consulate today in the second protest in 48 hours against evictions of Chinese at Kowloon, and was 'prevented from hauling down the British flag by 300 police armed i with rifles, machine guns and bay- a A a.

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