CALIFORNIA: The Surprise

One hot, dull afternoon last week, Mrs. Inez Elizabeth Krone, a Bakersfield, Calif, housewife, drove out across the Kern County desert to spend an idle hour at shaded, oasis-like Hart Memorial Park. When she was six miles from Bakersfield on her way back, she saw a sallow young man in slacks and a white shirt standing beside a stalled model A Ford. The road was empty of traffic. There were no houses for miles. Mrs. Krone, a friendly, matter-of-fact woman, slowed her 1951 Buick and asked through the open window if she could...

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