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Proposed "Humane Pound" Law Defeated. —
The so-called humane pound initiative measure was defeated in the California election November 8 by a margin of more than two to one, according to press reports. Up to November 10 the totals were 1,259,014 votes against the measure and 593,934 in its favor.
Changes in Health Officers.—
Dr. Alexander B. Bigler has been appointed city health officer of Chowchilla, succeeding Dr. Alton C. Atwood. Dr. Cornwall C. Everman is health officer of Larkspur and Dr. David G. Smith of Corte Madera; both of these communities were formerly served by Dr. Louis L. Robinson. The city of Needles has transferred the administration of its public health affairs to the San Bernardino County full time health unit; Dr. Walter W. Fenton is the health officer of the county. Dr. Frederick W. Knight has been appointed health officer of Corcoran to succeed the late Dr.
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