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Bakersfield Californian (Newspaper) - January 2, 1954, Bakersfield, California TFF WEATHER Tfmpfraturf* Iii ah Ye<.ferda> __________________6* Low Today ...............................—— SS Expected High Today ...----  58 Expected Low Tomorrow —-------33 Rainfall Hosston Normal  .......     1.9? Total for Soaoon ... --------------------l.(H> lam Tear at This llatr    ...—....... 3.22 Kern River Flow ............  24?    r.f.a. Forrraot Fair today, tonight ani!    Sunday! aomo cloudiness Sunday; no    rain in sight. kern rnrvTT punorcTro^. itw Oil ________   f    I99.3W.44WI Crude Produftien (bbls.).™.- VI.4fi7.lW Ag rim It tiro---------- Cotton —---  8.W-70.SW Livestock —... .................•— Potato***    ------------- ti rapes  —..........   li,964,(K>4 POPPLAT ION t.rrater Bakersfield (1933) . t ■ Kern County (1933) —-------------247,(Ut# (Hgures hy ronrtrsy of Kern County Board of Trade and Kern County Agrieultural Comm^sioner) Entered in Postoffice at Bakersfield. California, as second class matter a ider the Act of Congress, JHarrh 3. 1879 Vol. 67 7 CENTS PER COPY TWO SECTIONS BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1954 $1.50 MONTHLY DELIVERED 20 PAGES No. 132 YOUTH KILLS FATHER 16 Japanese Die Greeting Emperor Crowd Gets Past Guards at Palace TOKYO (ZP) — Metropolitan police said tonight at least 16 persons were killed j and 43 injured under the > feet of a surging throng as hundreds of thousands of Japanese flocked to the Imperial Palace to wish Emperor Hirohito a happy New Year. The newspaper As ahi estimated that 700.000 swarmed around the palace grounds in downtown Tokyo. Police said the thousands of men, women and children, dressed in their holiday best, were caught in “terrible crushes’’ during the afternoon. Swarm Gates The crowds hoped to get a look at the emperor and empress who had appeared on a balcony seven times earlier in the day. Kyodo News Agency said the vast throng got out of hand at about 3:30 p.m., the deadline for signing the imperial register and offering best wishes to Hirohito. I Tile crowd swarmed toward ] the gates of the palace grounds! as polic e tried to bar the entrance at the deadline, Kyodo said. People Trampled Thousands who had not yet had i a chance to sign the register Russ Can Still Stall Big 4 Meet U.S. Suspicious on Soviet Plans Toward France WASHINGTON (TP)— U.S. officials expressed hope today that the Berlin foreign ministers meeting actually will open Jan. 25, | but they Said the Russians still can stall the conference j if they wish. Strong suspicions about! Russia’s tactics persist because one of Moscow’s main purposes in the project is believed DINNER ON THE MOVE—A former drives turkeys through a Mexico City street looking for buyers. Between traffic and people eyeing the meat, the poor fowl haven t a chance. N AM    j    to be to delay French action on proposed European Defense I Community and so to delay Western plans for controlled rearma-m I ment of West Germany. Nh.m.tnj* Russia can forward this aim bv keeping alive hope of successes a,-JI bd East-West negotiations, either New Year's Deaths Lag Behind Yule's Knowland Sees Teamwork' in Second Session Victim Dies in Quarrel With Wife Son Fires Four Shots at Father From Doorway A 41-year-old oilworker pursuing his wife outside their Lamont home last night was shot to death when his son fired three bullets into the running man. The victim, A. D. Barnhart, 156 Rose St., Lamont, dropped dead to the driveway, with three bullets from a .30-.30 caliber rifle in the upper part of his body. Sheriff’s investigators are hold--ing the son, Monroe Howard Barnhart, 20, in connection with the shooting. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS    I    «JUV»U1 IU UU<3*JiUI I    Family    Sees    Shooting The nation’s traffic death toll over the New Year’s week-end WASHINGTON (INS) — Senate J Dep. Coroner Stanley Newman holiday was running behind the Christmas total by at least IOO. j GOF leader William F.Kno\vland| sai( j t j ie victim’s wife, Ona Mae, vrw by promising conferences or ac tually holding them. Accept Date Tile brighter the prospects of thp christma3 ho i kiay the toll was 237. • j .    •    ,I    predicted today that the second ntwi thp couole’s six other chil- There were 156 persons killed in highway accidents since the J    ;    .     rnntrrp _!     aiK1    Int t C0U P ie s six oinei T    j.    -if    I    session or trie «.jra congress ( j ren witnessed the shooting survey started at 6 p.m. Thursday. In the corresponding period for    .    .. international peace by negotia-i tion, the less pressure, presum-—j ably, Frenchmen would feel to opening Wednesday will be j Recounting events leading up marked by “teamwork ’ and a R, e shooting, Newman said There were 204 violent deaths since the New Year’s Eve. They in-J lack of obstructionism from el-j Barnhart returned from work at ther party. tried to push through. Men, women and children fell under the feet of the onrushing crowd. There was no immediate word on whether any Americans were among the dead and injured. The English language Japan News said the crowd gathered in hopes that the emperor might make a public appearance. Custom Changed Tile News said two American Marines helped Japanese police! rescue persons knocked down by WHERE REBELS BISECT INDO CHINA—Arrow across the narrow waist of Indo-China from Vietnam coast indicates route of Communist-led Viet Mink forces which captured Thakhek, on the Mekong River border of Thailand. The foil of Thakhek completed the rebel drive to cut Indo-China in two. Thailand defense forces were reported to have moved heavy artillery into Nokhon Phonom, across the river border from Thakhek. eluded 24 persons who perished in ■    '    ' 200 accept EDC and thereby aban-    fires and 25 others who lost tlieir NQfth    S - I don their deep-rooted opposition     lives in miscellaneous accidents.! S.isr 01    *>*» — - f»Year With Notes which the Western pow-j same P eri °J duiing the Chiist    I*    • ers handed the Soviet Foreign j mas holiday. The final Christmas * Q pQfQlltlGS ’Office yesterday accepted Jan. traffic death total was 523. j    . 125 as the opening date for the    Lowest    Per Mile    !    F    RANCISCO    (I    .Pi    ** or i n "    I    crackup.” j Berlin meeting agreed also to a:     The    christmas    tota i     is included I ern Ca ' i! ' orni f, StaM ? d th ® ne * ; Russian proposal that the place     am()ng lhe Natlonal Safety Coun- >ear    aff ( . on    , tlie f     r ‘ gu .     foo£    vl ‘ th j of the meeting be determined by:     ci | >s estimated 38 000 persons 0110    holiday    traffic | President Eisenhower at the .Big Four officials in Germany j kil]ed jn traff ic acc j de nts in 1953, records in recent years.    _    White House Monday morning, j and said that there is no point ,    .     iqro    t    As    of    midnight    New    Year    s. Presumably they will get a prenow in any further talk afxiut e same as 1     A 4 ,, Day, only four persons had been view at that time of Eisenhower’s 1 I the Richard Reams Oil Co. plant r I he Californian, discounting at 3.30 p m Re reportedly had loud complaints from Democrats been drinking and had threatened angered by Republican attacks t ^e wife and their children, rang-on their ranks, told newsmen:    j ng j n a „ e from 20 to 3. He left we are all in the same plane and a g a j n 6:30 p.m., returning an I think we all recognize that j lour i ater to again threaten his all get caught in the same ■■    I    wife. I that if the plane goes down we J Monroe lative leaders will confer with Barnhart said he ,    ,    ,    ,     PAn , . .struggled with his father when Knowland and ethel GOF legiy |] ie j a tt e r picked up a knife in the kitchen and pursued his wile through the house. * Takes Four Shots Slipping from his son’s grasp, ill CHIV IU! UlCl I cl 1 rv cl»iv.) cl t    ^    ^    .    loin    tVi*    t    tho    ie    ll    ~    j'w    ov/iio AiuvA    inert.    Lime.    ell    niociuiuvvci    «    *    —    c?         o--- if agenda for the conference! 11 * - eai sllKe ' * a    killed    in    Northern    California.    Two    State-of-the-Union    message and -Barnhart is said to have run out- an sinc» the ministers themselves dldno1 inciea>s>e *     0 f fatalities occurred north of I program details.    J    side, again in pursuit of his wife, will be meeting soon. '     Ihe    co “ ncl1 said ^ nad ie Sacramento. Two others were    Early    Action    I    The son ran to his room to get More Delay Possible    lowest    mileage death rate in the kil]ed neaj . Fresno    On    Tuesday    the President has the lever-action rifle and then Several possibilities of further’history of traffic accident lee- Fate j ast n fgf, t three persons invited Democratic leaders of stepped to the door to fire, delay are conceded:    ords.    It    was estimated at 6.9— were critically injured in a col- bouses of Congress in for a I. The French government is the number of deaths per 166 j     G f Tulare on Highway' *°°k the foreign policy and to be reorganized in mid-Januaryj million miles.    _    __    99. The highway and nearby! de ^ ense segTnents bis program Sabre Jet Sets New Cross-Country Mark NEW YORK WI—An air National Guard pilot flashed across the after the new president takes the council had estimated 360 ^„ thpl .n Pacific tracks the ( loud and prevent a possibly continent in little more than four hours today to set a new speed office. were I Continued on Page 2 higher death toll. Before the war only titled Jap- record, slicing some five minutes from the old record. The unofficial time of the new record from Ix>s Angeles to New anese ueie allowed to enter the york was 4 hours, 7 minutes and 51 seconds. The old record set on palace grounds and sign the imperia! register. Since the war, however, everyone has been welcome. Each year hundreds of 2. A site must be selected for the Continued on Page 2 Jan. 26, 1946, was 4 hours and 13 minutes. -,    The    pilot,    Co!.    Willard    W.    Mil- 3 Stranded thousands of Japanese have made it a custom to wish the emperor well during the new year. Flames Destroy Reedley School Eisenhower to See Advisers, Shoot Golf iikan, 35-year-old World War II    $0^ I ace, put his F86 Sabre jet down! |at New York’s International Air-! PORTLAND. Ore. UP>-Three, . port, his fuel tanks dry. He had climberSj plated overnight bv a since liM »-. planned to land at the Air sudden storm on the snow-cov- iroice s Mitchell Field, some fi' e | e red slopes of Mt. Hood, walked persons would he killed in motor b]oc , ked o{f    throuKh ^     njg mis taps < ming t e 1 ew e ‘ u ' when butane    gas    from a    truck    FvOPrt    Pipq week end ending midnight Sun-1    | LXpCCl llrfi day. However, Ned FT. Dearborn,:    ,    ,    ,    -     B - s.,™-to Be Under ent rate was maintained for the _ A. .    „ i i- * i . x , . ...    .    ,     4 ,    ,    „    Tulare District Hospital listed ^     a    m—m    • rest of the holiday period the tol L e injured as Dr    Lloyd Steiner.    Control    Todov would be under 300, the lowes     hj(j    V-.UIIIIUI    I UUUy , New Tears traffic death toll I of ^ Westminster.B.C. The I,. L0S ANT.EI.KS WE)-Fire- driver was identified as 6ghtei> expected tor la} to bi ing under control a week-old forest fire that has blackened more than 15.000 acres in Angeles Na- Drivers Shocked “Apparently the shock of the: truck driver was identified as Warren Prettyman of Fresno. The San Francisco Bay area AUGUSTA, Ga ^President ^ Angeleg International m jpu S bey ° n :!’    .    I    into    Timberline    Ixxlge    yesterday. I heav >* Christmas hohday tiaffic| did nQt recorc j a iSing i e fatality The record run was from the p rec j Hart, Corvallis, Ore.; Art| tad plus the incessant er ^b as1 ^ I from 6 p.m. New Ye a r’s Eve until Eisenhower, nearing completion port to the Naval Air Station Mr * Maki, Ridgefield. Wash.; a ndjP laced on safe, * v by ^ re ^’ Ty and |midnight New Year’s Day. at Layden Walsh. Olympia, Wash.. radi0 bas sobered the New ^ear, Twq airmen attac h e d to ’ tional Forest. A second and smaller fire in Newman said the boy fired four fast shots from the hip just as his father was rounding the corner of the house. On struck the victim between the shoulders, and a second caught him in the light side. A third bullet passed through the fleshy part of the right shoulder. A fourth shot missed its mark. A neighbor, William Steward, 141 Wood St., Lamont, also witnessed the shooting. Steward said he had been at the Barnharts’ during the afternoon watching television. Being questioned at the jail today, the shooting suspect said 1 his father had threatened on sev- REEDLEY i/P> — A four-class- behavior,” Dearborn said. There were 407 traffic deaths for a four-dav New Year week to     Floyd    Bennett FieId -    apparentlyfarmed    by holiday drivers into better traffic room building at the Wahfoke 1°—^“ 8ir " U “ e |‘ he ordea1 ' School four miles northeast of The President scheduled an- 0 °,.‘    |    They    set    out    Thursday morn- here was destroyed by fire late other early morning session in     an . m . ad t one stop en ! ingc, hoping to be the first 1954 yesterday with a loss estimated by school officials at $40,000. Firemen said the blaze apparently started when fumes from terday with a four-and-a-half- ° 1(K ' K0U over ._ r J oya 1501111011 31 waited out the night and made!from 6 p. varnish recently applied to the hour morning floor were ignited by an oil State of the heater. Travis Continued on Page 2 of the Mt. Wilson blaze, was) brought under control yesterday! a    n    in*    after    burning more    than 7,800 Gen. Astray Dies    acres    of watershed. MADRID, Spain bF)—Gen. Jose j The U.S. Forest Service said founder of    the    only    2M2 miles of    the larger Legion and    one    fire’s    36-mile perimeter remained leading military out of control. Barring unex- ,    _ ,,    _    .eral    occasions    to    kill    his    wife    and the Mt. Baldy area, la miles east f am j] v ,,t vpfN-.-Hv on ,h 0 2:18:46 P- m * (EST), according to their way down the slopes by Dec. 6. showed that 310 died in figures, died today of a heart at- ? pee ted winds, the blaze was ex- T’ninn mpwapp uhirh    Continued    on    Page    2    I    use    of    a    compass.    '    Continued    on    Page    2    j    tack    at    his    home    here.    He    was    74.    P ec *ed    to    lx j    fully    under    control c mon message which Ship Arrives in Port After Crash at Sea in Reader Index IJJ    rate    29# Auto -----  17    2 Churches -----------7    I Comics _____________14    2 County ______________6    I Editorials ___________20    2 Farm _______________5    I Features ____________15    2 Garden _____________5    I Local Section--------ll    2 Oil ___________4    I People and Parties____8    I Picture Page_________IO    I Radio ______________4    I Real Estate _________5    I Sports ______________16    2 Theaters ____________13    2 TV__________I_______4    I Women's Section_____8    I lie will deliver to Congress person next Thursday. Then Eisenhower went off for a round of golf while his aides worked on into the evening oil the document. James C. Hagerty, presiden- self-proclaimed , ,    . SAN FRANCISCO <JP) - Churn- j shortly after daybreak.     ijlg along at unusual speed, al- m m f    m    A    I    I    A    I    ii     bomes    near tbe std * uncon ' though two holds were flooded. Repatriate Calls for POW Weapon Hunt saassssnr ti wi    j poi ted in danger. A flaieup onlyj^j. t0( j a y f or re p a j r G f damage SEOUL ^Sunday) — (INS) — The|statements, claiming there was|by saying he “preferred not to! was expected that Batchelor ‘Bom I a»adena Gleo. rece i V ed in a collision. “number one “no evidence” that the prisoners tial press secretary, reported i X ) SS , » 0 f American pro-Commu- have knives. The spokesman said Continued on Page 2 Hit-Run Driver Injures Newsboy nist prisoners in Korea will be there would be no investigation. flown to an army hospital in But an allied spokesman said (Tokyo today after calling for seiz- he presumed Indian guards would jure of hidden weapons in the make a checkup at the camp of camp where the POW’s are held. I American and South Korean pris-SAN FRANCISCO (U.R)—A 14- Cpl. Claude J. Batchelor, 24, of toners similar to one they made year-old newsboy was struck and Kermit, Tex., said other Amer-i’nst Thursday at a camp of anti answer just now. It was assumed he had been limited in his disclosures by Army intelligence agents so as to protect other GI’s who may want to return. Batchelor spent his second night been tried for treason although he of freedom from the Communists; actually was given a furlough to in 38 months at the 121st evacua- criticallv injured yesterday by a lean captives might renounce, Communist Chinese POWs. In tion hospital near Seoul. hit-run driver who fled from the | communism if knives and other that checkup 135 out of 4,385 Chi-scene as ihe boy lay screaming, weapons in their camp were con- j nese asked repatriation to Red Police said the newsboy, Con-; fiscated, making it possible for China, rad Hightower, was knocked 30; them to ask repatriation without Batchelor told newsmen Satur- feet from the street onto the fear of reprisals. sidewalk by the car. Neighbors! He also suggested a neutral came to his aid when they heard screening of the American POW’s day he was “number one* boss” :he American prisoners but changed hLs jnind about remain- would not be permitted to talk to a commun h.>    of ,j0    homes,    3^    Kaiser-owned vessel, built newsmen    again    until    he    has    re-; M ladled jesteidav befoie res1 'I to carry bulk dry cement cargoes, ed a thorough    checkup    at    the     dent<3 v,ere ^ oiced t0 evacuate. was empty. She proceeded to More 'than    1,100    firefighters: Bef , hlehem \ Shipvar d No. 2. were battling    the blaze, located;     The other ve “ sseI involved, the near Mt. Wilton.    freighter Colorado, followed the Forest dispatchers said the p ermane nte Silverbow into port fires caused some eight million I foiM*et>alr dollars damage to    watersheds,]    ^ 7,629-ton ore carrier, south- Tokyo Army hospital. Batchelor said the other Americans were falsely told by the Communists that Dickenson had wed his hometown sweetheart. | but that heav . v rains or Loods l^ound from Portland. Ore., with Batchelor, while referring to, dlis winter could run the total t0 4045 crewmen, collided late last himself    as    “number    one”    leader; <    an    unt0 *J    amount.”    ;    night    with the    Manila-bound the Americans, said there    -    I    p    a.    7,606-ton freighter Colorado, were other    leaders,    including Sgt.wOStly    iQITy    I    alx>ut    145 miles    north of    San Richard Corden of East Provi-J CHICAGO^?)—The New Year’s Francisco. The    Colorado’s    forepeak    was flooded but she    reported    no He will be flown to Tokyo’at IO a.m. today (5 p.m. Saturday of PST). An Eighth Army spokesman said the Texas GI was now “inidence, R.I., and that tight control! Eve party Mrs. Isabelle Tagliere medical channels.” The same \ was exercised by hard-core South attended was a costly one. Mrs procedure was followed in the Korean pro-Reds.    I Tagliere, 51, a widow, told Al-1 danger, his screams.    e    ffive    some    of    his    •“mixed    up”jing under communism because of case of Cpl. Edward S. Dickenson He said the Americans were bany Park police yesterday that! Henry J. Hhiser’s Permanente Mission F'.mergency    Hospital former companions    a chance to I “letters from    the outside”    and of Big Stone Gap, Va., the first of promised fully paid trips    “ail while    she was at    the    party    bur-    Steamship Co. of Oakland oper- attendants said the youth suf- return home.    | “conditions in    the camp.”    the American POWs to renounce'over the world,” any careers    they glars    broke into    her    home    and    ates the ore ship and the Colo- fered a compound leg    fracture; A spokesman for    Indian custo-j He declined    to give details,    an-;communism.    !wanted and that they would never! took    $500 cash    and    furs    and    rado is owned by the States 4 and internal injuries.    'dial forces challenged Batched'severing questions along thai    iiiie^ As in the case of Dickenson, it (have to worry about money.    i jewelry she valued at    $10,695.    | Steamship Co. ol New York. t >