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1 1KI THE WEATHER TODAY'S ISSUE 12,750 (Member of A. B. FAIR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY BUT WITH HIGH FOO OS COAST AT NIGHT. NORMAL MODERATE NORTHWEST WINDS OFFSHORE. III 1 1 cMwaperjforanBevmmno How ea.SV It is ta kill nnd crof FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 22, 1931 THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR Two Sections 28 Pages oo a copy 85a a monts LAW YF 1 wi I IE nl i 0 Victims of Double Tragedy Friendship's Tics Crack Under Dir HOOVER LAUDS SPIRIT SHOWN Charles Crawford (left) Los Angeles politician, and Herbert Spencer (right) prominent newspaperman who were killed.

Mrs. Spencer is shown with her husband. David Clark has been named as the murderer by District Attorney Fitts. FREIGHT RATE INCREASE FOR ROADS SOUGHT Mr 11 NIG i IK- 'f Prayer for Rain Called In Oakland (Bv Associated Press) OAKLAND, May 21. A call for a mass meeting to pray for rain was issued here today.

The meeting is to be held all day Monday in Danish hall, Carrie Judd Montgomery, leader of the movement, said it was hoped California's dry spell could be relieved by rain immediately after the meeting. Modern 'Frietchie' Shown No Respect (By Associated Press) ST. LOUIS, May 21 Holding an American flag in her hand, much after the manner of Barbara Friet chie, Miss Elizabeth Lammert sought to stop the advance of an army of pipeline workers about to cross her widowed mother's land today. She took her stand on a 10-foot bluff and held up construction of the Phillips Petroleum Co. pipeline for three hours.

But in stead of the gallant courtesy reput edly shown Barbara Frietchie by "Stonewall" Jackson, Miss Lammert was confronted by a sheriff who threatened to arrest her for contempt of court. The girl burst Into tears and retreated to her house with the American flag over her shoulder. The circuit court at Clayton, a suburb, has given the company permission to cross her mother's land with the pipeline, which stretches down into the Texa3 panhandle. Becomes Father of Twenty-Fourth Child (Bv Associated Press) QUEBEC, May 21. Telesphoe SI-mard, former mayor of Quebec, became the father of his twenty-fourth child today, a girl.

Eleven children are living. Simar married twice. -1 4. 51 RED CROSS Courier of Mercy Felicitated At Gathering to Celebrate Fiftieth Anniversary FOUNDERS GIVEN TRIBUTE President Likens Organization To Beautiful Expression of Generosity by Americans (Bv Associated Press) WASHINGTON, May 21. The American Red Cross, swift courier of mercy to those In distress, to night celebrated its fiftieth anniver sary at a dinner attended by Presi dent Hoover and other notables.

In an address, President Hoover paid high tribute to the founders and leaders of the organization and described the Red Cross as "one of the most beautiful flowers of the American spirit and the American democracy." Suffering Friends And Enemies Aided Judge Max Huber of Geneva, Switzerland, president of the International Red Cross committee, said the organization had given relief to "suffering friends and to suffering enemies alike" and praised it as an effective agency for peace. "The American Red Cross," Chief Justice Hughes said, "represents the united voluntary effort of the American people In the ministry of mercy. It is the finest and most. effecti'e expression of the Amer ican heart." All three exalted Miss Clara Bar ton, at whose Washington home the organization was founded a half century ago and who served as its first president. Dinner Beginning Of Jubilee Event Another speaker, Miss Mabel Boardman, the present secretary, however, described the Red Cross before Us reorganization in 1905 as one without much form and void, without right guardianship of public gifts, and with Just loss of pub lic confidence.

The dinner was the beginning of a year's jubilee celebration. Several hundred Red Cross chapters held concurrent meetings throughout the United States in honor of the oc casion. In his address, President Hoover said in part: "The Red Cross is one of the (Continued on Page Two) 4 San Francisco Opens Municipal Broadcast SAN FRANCISCO, May Francisco's municipal radio broadcasting station opened at the hall of justice today. It Is to be opened by the police and fire departments. Major disorders, crimes and fires will be broadcast together with instructions to police and firemen.

Preston Appointed To Appellate Court SACRAMENTO, May 21 Governor Rolph today appointed Superior Judge Hugh Preston of Mendocino county a member of the state appellate bench, third district, filling the vacancy left by the recent death of Presiding Justice William M. Finch. away seems to be illustrated in latest Los Angeles tragedy. A and one-half have passed, wlth-an arrest and without anything re than rather indefinite suggests as to the identity of the mur-cr. Yet the murderer, who came ar ordinary caller, was seen by least th.

ee people about the of- i of Charles Crawford, one of the men who were killed. But he able to get out of sight before work became known, and he appears and is swallowed up in hurly-burly of a great city. Latest news from Los Angeles i reports that a possible identifi- 3 ion would make the murderer a mer deputy in the office of DIs-ct Attorney Buron Fltts, who her resigned or was dismissed a months ago, and who was nom-ited for municipal judge in the re- it primary, although he failed of ction in the primary, as he had ped, and possibly blamed Craw- for that fact. Briefly, the clews rjj't point to him are that the three wno saw me cawei- say lie embles pictures of the lawyer; latter bought a revolver the day jfore corresponding in caliber to it used in the tragedy and gave check which came back to the rchant because of insufficient nds In the bank; and finally, the orney is missing, his wife not vhig seen him since Tuesday, al-ough the murders were commit-1 Wednesday afternoon. (Note st before midnight the suspect furred to above voluntarily ap-ared at District Attorney Fitt3 and Speaker Levey, of San Francisco, emerges from the obscurity to which he disappeared when the islature adjourned, and announces at referendum petitions will go to circulation Monday seeking hold up the congressional and fs- nibly reapportionment which ere finally jammed through the glslature at Sacramento.

If the in Franciscans have raised the nds needed to secure the 90,000 that will be required, it be done, for it has long since on. demonstrated that signatures i anv sort of a petition are easy obtain through paid solicitors. he first effect will bo to make it 1 ejf35ary for the state of California ctnTne new Congressmen at In November, 1932, and It may lao be conceded In advance that lost or all of them will be elected rom San Francisco, Oakland and Angeles. Candidates from the mailer and rural counties will be wimped by the votes that will be -st in the larger cities. Which is pleasant prospect.

fit The next development, our lnlnn will be the defeat of the eferendum, unless northern and tr.i California vote more solidly or it than we are anticipating. The xs Angeles press In particular will eat the tomtom on a sectional cry, lirere everybody In "Southern California" to vote against the ref- rendum. although the thing parttc- llarly in sight for the Angelenos is ix new Congressmen from tnat -ounly. It is no secret that this column thinks it was unjust to nnd San Bernardino counties to put them Into a district more than 70,000 bigger than the average for ihe state, but unpalatable as that mav be it is not worse than 'he present alternative to seeing nine new Congressmen elected irom me three populous counties of the state. iT However, if this instance of the .1 improper use of the referendum it.

is generally used improperly yftild result in it being cut out of a. constitution and we should move hack on the track toward representative government, maybe the experience would be worth while. 2 2 tfT Kov Howard, head of the -H Scripps-Howard newspapers and himself therefore somewhat in "big business," told 300 people at an club luncheon In Paris yesterday that "Radical changes in the business and economic structure will give Americans a quality of standard life never approached by any nation." For Mr. Howard Is a real optimist in a day of pessimists. Mr.

Howard sees only one threat of a relatively early resumption of trade activity, nnd that is the tendency In some quarters toward reductions, "a danger fully understood by Washington, and the President is, in my judgment, entitled to forgiveness for many political sini because of tenacity and foresight which fought to prevent the direction of wage i I Bering of living stand- J- i1 mger aside, Mr. Howard ily favoring conditions, complete change In view- i'en: "Two years ago the was listening to the i of each new installment nC using dollar bills for burn before the gods of FI1IS BLAMES EX-ASSISTANT David Clark Surrenders and Is Booked on Murder Charge at Conclusion of THREE IDENTIFY SUSPECT Developments Break Rapidly as Former Prosecutor Involved And Surrender Follows (By Associated Press) LOS ANGELES, May 22 (Friday) District Attorney Buron Fitts early today, after questioning; David H. Clark, former deputy district attorney, who surrendered in connection with the murder Wednesday of Herbert Spencer, former newspaperman, and Charles Crawford, wealthy politician, announced that Clark had been booked on charges of murder. Fitts and his former aide were closeted for more than an hour in the district attorney's office. Clark Declines to Issue Statement As the announcement was made, Clark was led from the hall of justice and taken to police headquarters, where the routine procedure of entering a suspect on records was begun.

Afterward, Fitts said, Clark would be returned to the county Jail to be held without bail, California law preventing a murderer from any opportunity to obtain freedom pending a hearing. Fitts said that Clark told him he had no statement to make. Clark, voluntarily and alone, surrendered at 11:10 o'clock last night to District Attorney Fitts at the latter's office. Clark had telephoned 13 minutes previously that he wa3 on his way to give himself up. Clark Unsmiling During Greetings He was recognized by his attorney, S.

W. Thompson, as ne climbed the steps of the hall of justice. He responded to greetings unsmil-ingly, with set jaws. "Hello, Dave; how's everything?" the lawer said. "Do you want me to telephone your wife?" "Everything's all right," Clark replied.

"Tell my wife that." Clark and Fitts were closeted immediately behind closed doors. Alone and in his own car, Clark drove to the hall of justice, where but a few months ago he had come daily to enforce the law which now demanded from him an explanation of the suspicion lodged against him In a crime such as he often had prosecuted. Blayney Matthews, chief Investigator for the district attorney's office and a group of newspaper reporters stood on the curb as Clark drove up. Dress Immaculate But Face Haggard He parked his car In a lot across the street from the hall of justice, got out and walked directly to the waiting group. His dress was Immaculate as ever but the boyish face was haggard and careworn and deep circles showed under his eyes.

Flashlight! (Continued on page Two) Three Jailed When One Youth Is Slaii, (Bv Associated Press) SAN DIEGO, May 21-Ralph Sinohul, 23, and two of liis brothers were in jail tonight as police continued to Investigate the slaying of Eddie Gallardo, 19, and the wounding of thre girls and a woman at condido late last niiht. Police said Ralph confessed that while Intoxicated he shot Gallardo to death and wounded the others. His brothers, Steve and Frank, were held as accessories. Sheriff Ed Cooper said a complaint charging Ralph with murder nnd Steve and Frank with aiding and abetting his flight would be asked tomorrow. In the meantime Lupe, 13, and Laura Gallardo, 15, sisters of the slain youth, and Mrs.

Carmen Ma-zon, 45, a widow and mother of Sinohui's estrannd wife, wers In a serious condition at a honpltul here. Pauline Gallardo, 11, another sister of young Gallardo, was slightly wounded In the should! by a stray bullet. 1 SLAYINGS (Bv Associated Press) WASHINGTON, May 21. The long-standing friendship of Mrs. J.

Borden Harri-man, social leader, and Raymond T. Baker, a former director of the mint, was burdened today by 5,000 tons of earth. Mrs. Harriman returned recently from Bermuda to find the great mound of earth in front of her home in historic Georgetown. It had been placed there by contractors who were building a home nearby for Baker.

Blaine Mullan, Mrs. Harri-man's attorney, said an amicable settlement was under way but that unless the earth were removed "legal action probably will enventuate." He said Baker was cooperating to see that the damage to his friend's property was remedied. (Bv Associated Press) SCHENECTADY, N. May 21. Characters on a television screen tonight exchanged repartee with an audience in a demonstration arranged by the General Electric company.

Life-size images of speakers addressing a Rotary club gathering were projected on a large screen, the speakers making their addresses in the glare of a television booth in a laboratory some distance from the hall. Sensitive microphones were installed in the hall so the speakers could hear what was being said by the audience. Questions put by members of the audience, speaking in conversational tones, were readily answered. Spokesmen for the General Electric company said the demonstration Indicated the feasibility of "bringing" a speaker before a massed audience in so far as his picture and voice were concerned to answer open forum questions although he might be miles away. Three Men Victims When Car Derailed (Bv Associated Press) QUINCY, May 21.

Three men were killed, two of them outright, when a derailed freight car topled into the midst of a wrecking crew today on the Williams loop of the Western Pacific railroad near Spring Garden, southeast of here. The dead are: Jake Dryden, Oro-ville, conductor of the freight train; Joe Baker, Spring Garden, foreman of the section crew, and Tom Nolan. Spring Garden, section hand. Both Dryden and Baker were killed outright and Nolan died in a hospital following a major operation. The accident occurred a3 the wrecking crew attempted to lift the car, loaded with iron ore, on the tracks.

The car overbalanced and crashed. Cook Perishes When Fire Destroys Hotel STIRLING CITY, May 21. Mrs. Sarah McKeg, 45, a cook, was burned to death today in a fire that destroyed the Taynor hotel here. Twenty men guests at the hotel barely escaped.

The loss was estimated at $10,000. It was believed incendiary. the secretary's reply did not fit his language. "However enamored of peace the secretary of war is," Johnston said, "it would have looked better if some other than the warrior member of the cabinet had been named chairman of this commission." The witness advocated American leadership in a movement for international disarmament and American adherence to a league of nations if not the present one, then a new one. He proposed that in case of war all life and property with no exceptions should be placed at the disposal of the Government with provision that no one should receive greater compensation than a private soldier.

Earlier Dr. Arthur Deerin Call, secretary of the American Peace society, had approved the Baruch plan for mobilizing Industry in time of war. ALKOCTK HEAR AUDIENCE Railway Presidents Favor More Revenue Rather Than Reduce Present Level of Wages WANT 10 PER CENT RAISE Believe Step if Authorized to Bring Railroads Financial Relief Within 90 Days (Bv United Press) NEW YORK, May 21. Increased freight rates, as an alternative to wage cuts, will be asked of the interstate commerce commission, as result of action taken today by presidents of 11 eastern railroads. The freight rate increases to be requested, approximately 10 per cent will result In additional gross revenue to the railroads represented, all of which operate east of the Mississippi, of about $100,000,000 a year, one railroad executive estimated tonight.

Financial Relief Would be Speeded Such Increases, which the railroad presidents in their action today termed "restoration of freight rates to a level that would protect the credit of the roads," would bring financial relief for the railroads within 90 days, that executive added. Forty per cent of the increased revenue to be derived from the proposed rate adjustment will, be to labor, and much of 'the remainder would go toward purchase of needed equipment, the United Press learned. The railroad presidents attending the session believed that after the 30-day period required by law for the interstate commerce commission study of the request, the new schedule could be placed in effect within 60 days. Such action, they pointed out, would materially affect the earnings for the third and fourth quarters. Seek Restoration Of Rates in 1921 No official statement was forthcoming after the conference.

Railroad representatives, however, stressed the fact they were asking for "restoration" of freight rates to the 1921 level. They said they believed practically all the 25 per cent rate increase ordered that year had been wiped out. This was accomplished, they said, (Continued on page Two) Mrs. Nirdlinger in Alps for Seclusion (By United Press) NICE France, May 21 Mrs. Charlotte Nixon Nirdlinger, acquitted of killing her husband, went to a small mountain village in the foothills of the Alps today to avoid curious crowds.

She was accompanied by her mother, Mrs. James Nash, of St. Louis, but her two children remained at Nice, pending arrangements for the family to depart for the United States. Quake of Managua Intensity Recorded (Bv Associated Press) NEW YORK, May 21. Earth tremors were recorded by the Ford-ham university seismograph at 6:05 and 6:14 p.

eastern standard time, yesterday. Officials said the shocks were about 4,700 miles away, probably off the coast of Chile, and were of the intensity of the recent quake at Managua, Nicaragua. Wilbur Will Deliver Commencement Talk (Bv Associated Press) CAMBRIDGE, May 21. President Karl T. Compton of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced today that Secretary of the Interior Ray Lyman Wilbur would make the commencement address at the sixty-fourth graduation exercises of the institute June 9.

King, Queen Leave For Court Holiday LONDON. May 21. Their royal court receptions over for the timo being, the king and queen left today by train for Sandringham, where they will spend the Whitsuntide holiday quietly. They expect to return to London ES BETTER (By Associated Press) LOS ANGELES, May 21. Times are unquestionably on the mend, Lane D.

Webber, of San Diego, president of the California Bankers association, told fellow members at the annual convention of the organization here today. "There is little excuse," Webber said in his address at the morning session, "and less need for the pessimism that has prevailed. We have passed through a depression resulting largely from our own folly. "We foolishly threw ourselves beyond the jurisdiction of the rules of economics, but our wealth, ingenuity, industry, ambitions and courage have not been destroyed. In such a short time this period of recession will be scarcely an unpleasant memory.

"Times are unquestionably on the mend, and prosperity is certain to return. It will be most unfortunate, however, if we do not profit from the experience." The address followed the welcome extended by A. M. Chaffey, president of the Los Angeles clearing house, which was answered by A. J.

Mount, of San Francisco, on behalf of visiting bankers. Tennis Stars Beauty Termed Classic Ideal (By Associated Press) LONDON, May 21 Helen Wills Moody Is the perfect type of womanly beauty Immortalized by Greek sculpture, C. S. Jagger, noted sculptor, said today. "Warching her on the tennis courts," he said, "I have appreciated that she is the nearest living approximation of the old Greek ideal of perfection.

She has a supple figure, long legs and a small head. Even her features are the classic features of the ancient Venuses. The only difference is that the old masters generally chose slightly more matronly outlines." The fascist version of the incident is that Toscanini, an Italian himself, knew he probably would be requested to play the national hymn as a courtesy to two members of the cabinet. When he refined. It was suggested that his concert master direct the air or that a military band play it before Toscanl-ni's arrival.

This, the New York conductor also refused, although he was told he needn't be present when the anthem was rendered. Fascists were described as regarding this as discourteous and bad form. They have deplored the violence of their followers toward Toscanini, but excuse It as a "natural outburst." Instead of being ordered to leave Bologna, it was said Toscanini merely was "advised" to leave to avoid further trouble. Tl FOES ORGANIZE (Ey Associated Press) SAN FRANCISCO, May 21. i Plans for state wide circulation of referendum petitions on the reapportionment set-up for the state passed by the last legislature were announced here tonight by Edgar C.

Levey, speaker of the assembly. Levey said Assemblyman Harry Morrison of San Francisco, had been selected as general chairman of the referendum committee, Subcommittees will be organized in all parts of California. Circulation of petitions is planned to start Monday. Levey led a determined fight against the reapportionment set-up in the legislature, but his forces were beaten. Under the division, a majority of Congressmen and assemblymen was given Southern California.

Talkies Going Into State's Institutions (By Associated Press) SACRAMENTO, May 21. Talking motion pictures are soon to replace silent films In the state hospitals and correctional schools. Dr. J. M.

Toner, director of insti tutions, said today arrangements i were being made to put. sound pic- ture equipment in the state'3 12 in-, stitutions at a cost of about $35,000. He pointed out It is now almost impossible to secure silent films to be used in present projection equipment at the hospitals and schools. He also declared he considered talking pictures a valuable aid in maintaining the welfare of patients. Inmates of some of the Institutions have little recreation except picture shows, he said.

Archduke Expelled For Keeping Title (Bv United Press) VIENNA, May 21 Archduke Leopold Salvator von Hapsburg has been expelled from Austria, it was said reliably today, because the laws of the republic authorize only the Hapsburgs who renounced their titles after the war to live in the country. Leopold refused to reno'inee his title. Furthermore he has been reported active in support of the movement for restoration of the Hapsburgs on the throne in Hungary, claimed by Archduke Otto. Film Couple Visits House of Commons (Bv Associated Press) LONDON, May 21. Mary Pick-ford and Douglas Fairbanks visited the House of Commons lobby tonight as guests of Prime Minister MacDonald's sons, Alastair and Malcolm, who were entertained by the film couple in America.

A small crowd formed quickly around the visitors who were introduced to a number of members of parliament. After they dined with the prime minister's sons and a small party Including several government officials. Secretary Hurley Scores Witness at War Hearings Fascism Plans Discipline For Orchestra Conductor (Ey Associated Press) ROME, May 21 It was said on good authority here today that Ar-tiiro Toscanini, conductor of the New York Philharmonic orchestra, possibly may be subjected to some "discipline" for refusing to play the fascist national anthem at Bologna last Thursday. This is expected In circles close to official quarters to take the form of a temporary suspension of his passport as a 3ign of the government's disapproval of his action. Toscanini, after his refusal to play the anthem at a concert was set upon and slapped by several fascists and later was asked to leave Bologna, He now Is at his home in Milan.

If the predicted action 13 taken against him, it was said his passport likely would be restored soon and that he would be free to leave Italy when he wishes. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, May 21 Secretary of War Hurley rebuked a witness before the war policies commission today for intimating he had ignored the peaceful purposes of the commission. Mercer Johnston, director of the people's legislative service, said Hurley, chairman of the commission, had apparently considered the words "to promote peace" In the resolution creating the body as "pure buncombe." Hurley replied that Johnston's statement was "absolutely and unqualifiedly unjust, unfair and unwarranted," and would not have been made except for the purpose of arousing personal resentment. "I am a seeker of peace and decline to have you distort my character in this record," Hurley said. "I object to your attempt to paint me as something I am not." Johnston said ho had not called Hurley a militarist and contended nui on Page Two), V'A.".

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