Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on July 30, 1930 · Page 1
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. '.a Exclusive afetoM Tht CABX1V9 AKD TICIMTT Tttr W.aht Sn4 Thoraaay; mainu&j warn; tentla rl abU wlaU. Xamyentvre ;raitaraar.....llax. TT, mla. U ZAHFALL. lut t nr Saturn ta 4iM Morb.l ta Sate Jl Lut ru ta data -DO United Pit? . Ctoottdatea Press Association VOL. CXIII THREE CENTS SUNDAY, TEN CENTS OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 30, 1930 E 36 PAGES NO. 30 iMfllttltlLILM SPMPIICI HARBOR PLAN COMMENT ON Jimey robics BY CALVIN COOLIDGE S3 NORTHAMPTON, Mass., July 30. The European cartel 15,O00,000 Development fo? - maintaining an arbitrary nr at . -n r j i pneer for steel has been aban- iuusi oi DC juamagea uy -joned The pkn faile(L gome Goat Island Bridge, Port Learg aeo our r0vernrient was Head Tells Commission trying to fix a price for silver. More recently the British were Street Changes Involved in to control rubber. In Present Approach Plan gugar and in Canada the wheat Would Cost Four or Five market. Our producers tried to Millions, Hearing Is Told hold the price of copper and , ' the farm board went into wheat Oakland's proposed $15,000,000 and cotton. None of these ef- outer harbor development must be forts has been a success. It 18 protected and the city guarded not possible to repeal the law against possible vast expenditures 0f supply and demand, of cause en streets to solve its traffic proo- and effect, or of action and re' lem If the proposed Oakland-Goat action. Value is a matter of opinion, an act of Congress has small jurisdiction over what men think. When the consumer buys a product it goes out of the market and disappears. When pri vate or public agents buy to fix an arbitrary price the product is still in the markct, every consumer knows it and waits CHINESE REDS SACK, BUB! RICH CITY Island-Rincon Hill bay bridge Is constructed. Representatives of the Oak land port commliwlon and the city of Oakland presented these picas to tho Joint federal ana Mate bridge commission In San -Francisco today, following a protest against the (.oat Inland route 'by CHy Manager Clifton E. Hlekok, of Alameda, who declared It would mean the "Isolation of a city of 40,000 persons and a property valuation of 85.V truperiy vaiuauuit n I - . , . ooo.ooo" and prove detrimental i or xne resale, ine price can to South and Kast Oakland. I be held only as a local or tern- Sherwood Swan, acting president I ,l:.. ,k,l, ll that body's attitude to the proposed makes matters worse. But be- pan in the form of a written cause all of us are blearer than f.T'll VJJ,: om of . not even the United final determination of the Eastbay States treasury is powerful terminus of the bridge and Its ap- enough to put an arbitrary i r - with any permanent success, (Copyright, afeClnre Mewipapar Sradioata.) DESTROY CHURCH taken to safeguard the extensive Interests of the port In Its com pre henslve development plan and large expenditures." $25,000,000 SPENT ON WATERFRONT SINCE 1909. Ho pointed out that since 1809 the city of Oakland hag expended some $16,000,00(1 In developing Its waterfront facilities, to which has ' been added some (9,000,000 spent by private interests. "As It la understood that your commission will definitely recommend the Rincon Hlll-Uoat Island-Kev Route location for the aro- posed tiansbay bridge," his state- Oakland Residents ment said, the port commission will make reference now particularly to the very extensive waterfront properties of the city of Oakland in the outer harbor, where the major development of the port of Oakland will take place. "Here the city of Oakland, between the Key Route and Southern Pacific moles, owns a. water frontage of approximately 20,000 lineal feet, of which about 7500 lineal feet have been Improved. "Within this harbor area the port commission contemplates' the construction of additional terminal facilities with a total , berthing pace of about 18.000 lineal feet, 'sufficient to accommodate at one time thirty large cean carriers. ' "The cost of these future extensive Improvements will be borne by the city of Oakland. Roughly, Driven Out of Homes "by Mystery Blaze. Fire of mysterious origin razed the North Oakland Baptist church Thirty-second and Linden streets, and damaged three nearby homes and a Chinese laundry. Occupants of the homes were forced to flee In their night attire but no one was injured. The blaze In the church, owned by a Negro congregation, Is the second within a month. It broke out shortly after 3. o'clock this morning. An alarm was turned In by a passing motorist, and Battalion the estimated cost wilt be in excess chlef pa Gay nor responded, 9. of $15,000,000. BRIDGE SHOULD NOT WCRT PLAN, SAYS STATEMENT "It Is. therefore, of vital Importance that the proposed bridge and Its approaches be built according to plans which will not hamper Oakland's 'future developments In the outer harbor proper, or of the city's water frontage situated north ct the Key Route mole. The measures necessary to give the port this protection ; must Include the free and unob struct ed access bythe largest vessels to terminal facilities, as well as adequate and convenient rail trackage connections by all the railroads terminating In the Eastbay .district." The statement further pointed ut that the federal government ''fully realizes the Importance of the outer harbor as a concentrated Shipping center," and that the recent rivers and harbors bill appro-" 4. priates about 1200.000 for further wide ling of the entrance channel from 400 feet to 800 feet. STREET CHANGE COST ' SET AT 4 OR 6 MILLIONS Frickstad's statement dwelt on the effect of locating the eastern approaches of the bridge at or near Yerba wuena avenue, leaaing to Ban Pablo avenue, Adeline street and Thirty-eighth street; at Twen ty-second street and at Fourteenth street, with a new thoroughfare cut southeasterly to Seventh street for the benefit of south Oakland, East Oakland and Alameda traffic. So routing the approaches, be aid, would throw a burden spun these streets which they cannot carry and their Improvement, In order to accommodate the traffic load, wonld "easily amount to four or five million dollars." "The city's method of flnsnctng these Improvements is limited to as essments oa the property benefit ed, supplemented by assistance from general taxation, or bonds which might be Issued for future payment," he said. "The benefit to the affected 1 property will vary among the re- apectlve projects, but In the aggre- jt gate It is unlikely to exceed one-fourth to one-third of the total cost. General city aid out of current revenues cannot be a large amount because many other projects are 'constantly requiring attention. A bond Issue requiring a two to one Tote of the people is an uncertain . proposal, and In any event would -4' impose a heavy burden upon the "". taxpayers. ASSISTANCE ASKED FROM BRIDGE PROJECT . "The only practical financial plan, therefore, appears to Involve .substantial assistance from the bridge project to . supplement a XContlnued en PaK-14r CpLlJ.) Gaynor 'said that when he reached the scene the entire build Ing, a wooden frame structure, was a mass of flames and even the grass surrounding It was blazing. He Immediately turned In two more alarms, bringing all available ap paratus to the scene. THREE HOUSES AND LAUNDRY CATCH FIRE. Sparks from the blazing church Ignited the roofs and sides of the homes of G. Vaslllu, 1038 Thirty second street; M. C. Serpa, 1060 Thirty-second street, and B. E, Larson. 1084 Thirty-second street, as well as a laundry operated by Ven Kee, Chinese, 1217 Linden street Firemen extinguished these small blazes with nominal damage but were unable to save the church which burned to the ground. As sistant Fire Chief Manning Basch, who was In charge of operations, asked the police department to conduct an Investigation In an effort to determine the cause of the fire Gaynor said that when be arrived the blaze had reached such proppnv tlons that It was Impossible to tell where It had started. FAMILIES DRIVEN FROM HOMES BY FLAMES Among those driven from their homes by the flames was the Serpa family, composed of the parents, two sons and a daughter; the Larson family. Mrs. Mary Sanderson and her son and daughter-in-law, 1038 Thirty-second street, and Mr. and Mrs. C. J. McCart, S204 Linden street, which Is a downstairs apartment in the rasi-11 u property. Rose Waller of 1137 Linden street, young girl, warned her family of their danger. TWO MEN SEEN LURKING ABOUT. Vaslllu and J. J. O'Brien and Wanda O'Brien, 3227 Linden street, told Basch they had seen two Negroes lurking aoout the church a few hours before tne fire broke out. The fire was a spectacular one and hundreds, of persons gathered to watch It. Damage was esti mated at $6000. A previous and smaller fire In the church building resulted in alteration of plana for the eleventh annual session of the St John Mis sionary Baptist association which was scheduled to be held there. The meetings, which opened yesterday, were transferred to the New Hope Baptist church on Thirty-second street between San Pablo avenue ina .Aaran aireai. i Fate of Four American Missionaries in Doubt as Communist Soldiers Slay Wealthy in Hunan Capita! Extensive Properties in. the Foreign Area in Metropolis of Million Inhabitants Pillaged and Put to Torch BY ASSOCIATED MESS LEASED WIRE 10 TRIBUire puiPiKfi. China. Jnly 80, Last reports received nere ioub; said that the city of Changsha was in flames. All government build. Ings and foreign property in the city were burned wltn tne excriwn im nnatnfflna and the hospital. ThA nrpmlwa of American oil com panics were stated to' have been burned. BY ASSOCIATED' MESS LEASED WIBE TO TRIBUNE SHANGHAI, July ! 30. Com munlsts today continued their sys tematic destruction of foreign prop, erty In Changsha,' capital of Hunan province, while tney awauea reply to their demand for 420,000 to refrain from burning the entire city. The reds ceased their lndls criminate burning of all property when they forwarded their demand to bankers and merchants, but kept up the carnival of looting of foreign Institutions and ' business places and then apply-lmr the torch to buildings after distributing to street rabble the loot from the houses of "foreign devils." Piling the loot In the streets, CommunlHts permitted the mobs to help themselves.' The rabble ap parently did not resent the Invasion and made off with the loot. What little resistance was offered, came from well-to-do Chinese, who were robbed and then slain or roughly handled. , . FOREIGN SECTION PUT TO TORCH. A large part of the city lay In ruins. Beautiful foreign mission properties were smoking heaps of stone, brick, steel and debris. The fate of Yalo college In China, perhaps the best known foreign Institution, remained undetermined. Apparently doomed1' to destruc tion were the large office buildings, foreign consulates and residences on an Island in the Slang river ad joining the walled city. Among these were the offices of the Standard OH company of New York, and the Texas company and the British consulate. Tremendous stocks and Installa tions of the two oil companies on the outskirts of the city also seemed destined for 'destruction. Most of the foreigners left the city yesterday on British, American and Japanese gunboats. Because the river was receding rapidly the gunboats were forced to dlthdraw. leaving millions of dollars worth of foreign property unprotected. FATE OF FOUR WHITES UNKNOWN. No word had been received today of the fate of four missionaries believed to have remained in the city. They were Rev, W, H. Llngle, of the Presbyterian board of foreign missions; Dr Allen N. Cameron, representative of a branch of the Galilee Baptist church of Denver, Colo.; Mlsa Gertrude Rugg, British woman of the China Inland mission, and an Italian Catholic priest. Whether there had been loss of life among the foreign inhabitants was not known, but about 60 were removed on the gunboats before sacking of the city commenced. The reds swarmed into the virtu ally, defenseless city yesterday What resistance they met they easily overcame. , Numerous Nationalist and provincial officials were executed. A brother of Ho Chlen, provincial governor, was "beheaded, but the governor escaped. jocai intiuential Chinese contend Nanking authorities should seek to extend definite military assistance to the stricken city. Otherwise, the say, the future strength of the reds will be materially and morally en hanced. , SERIOUS OPPOSITION. TO REDS UNLIKELY. Movements of provincial forces, first reported moving - against Changsha from the north, were unknown today. That these forces would attempt to drive the Com- onlsts from the walled city was considered unlikely, since the in vaders have a better organized army than the military. Changsha Is considered one of the richest and most modern of Interior China cities. It has a population of nearly a million and Is consid ered one of the cleanest cities of the nation. Local headquarters of the South ern Baptist mission received a message saying four missionaries stranded at Pochow, Anhwel prov ince, when rebels took over the city. had been succored when Nation- lists recaptured the place July 22. The message said the missionaries. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Strowtfaer, Dr. Mary King and Miss Olive Rlddell. had received sufficient food while the city, was beleaguered aad had not been molested. ' Seeks Balm THERESA KINNISH. 22, of Chicago, who is suing William Arnold, auto racer, for $50,000 for alleged breach of promite. A. P. photo. " , R-100 DUE I i " A I I v I mmmmm Auto Racer Declared Speedy in 'Running Out of Marriage. CHICAGO, July 30. William Arnold, young Chicago auto racer, ran out" on his promise to marry almost as fast as he ran ahead of the field In the Memorial day race at the Jndlanapolls speedway, declares Miss Theresa Klnnlsh, 22-year-old Chicago girl, In a 150,000 breach of promise suit on file here today, She alleges he promised to marry her and she made complete arrangements for the wedding. The humiliation, embarrassment and loss of his sffectlons, she avers, are worth $60,000. Arnold is "in the big money ince he captured the Indianapolis classic, but If Miss Klnnlsh, la successful, he apparently will need a stout pocketbook to meet her claim. The racer has received many offers from makers of high-powered cars to drive their machines In exhibitions. Soon after the Indianapolis race ssald he would retire, but changed bis mind and decided to stlqk to the race course. He won the'Altoona classlo and la making a strong bid for the National A. A. U. 1930 hamplonshlp. ES TOMORROW British Dirigible Rapidly Approaching Straits of Belle Isle, Benefited by Follow . ing Winds iniAtlantic Hop Only 500 Miles From Newfoundland Point, With Landing Expected Between 4 and 6 P. M. on Thursday ATTORNEY FOR BILLINGS GRILLS MacDONALD ON IDENTIFICATION STORIES Defense Is Seeking to Discredit All of Story MacDonald Gets Second Grilling at Hands Of McKenzie. BY ASSOCIATED WESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE ST. HUBERT, Quebec, July SO. The British dirigible R-100 is ex pected to arrive at the airport here tomorrow afternoon between 4 and 8 p. m. A message received'from Squad ron Leader R. S. Booth, commander of the dirigible at 12:30 p. m. (E.S.T.). said the ship was ap proaching the Straits of Belle Isle, making splendid progress and was getting the benefit of following winds. The dirigible radioed she expect ed to sight land early in the morn' ing. Up to 7 o'clock this morning (e. a. t.) she had covered 2760 miles. No engine trouble had been experienced and only one-fifth of the full supply carried had been used. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE OTTAWA, Ont, July 0 The department of marine estimated that at 9 a. m. (E. 8. T.)' today that the dirigible R-100 was approxi mately 600 miles from Belle Isle. The airship was In communica tion with the wireless station at Belle Isle, and also with the steam ship Empress of France. Past the' half-way mark on the flight to Montreal, the British By NANCY BARR MAVITY SAN FRANCISCO, July 30. Duncan Matheson, former captain of detectives, this afternoon was to succeed John MacDonald, retracting prosecution witness against Thomas J. Mooney and Warren K. Billings, in Billings' pardon application hearing before the state supreme court. With the vague, bewildered look In his eyes of a wounded animal who does not even understand what has hit him MacDonald stumbled and almost groped his way from the courtroom at noon today at the close of a soft-voiced Interrogation from Edwin McKenzie, which proved almost as devastating as the rapier thrust of Justice John W. Preston. One question has recurred again and again, as the justice of the supreme court and the attorney for Waaren K. Billings set themselves equally to cross-examine and tear to tatters the shreds of a be-Ing who could only shake his head when asked to explain his motives as intelligibly human. That question , was: REITERATES HE WAS UNDER SPELL, "Why did you do it?" And to that question MacDonald could only give the answer: I was under a spell. I was in uingiDie n-iuu naa Dronen contact their clutches. "It was a spell over witn uaraigan, jiingiana, ner nome mfl Rn(j j couldn't port, and established radio com municatlon via Louisburg, N. 8., radio station with St Hubert alr- pc-i, her destination, help myself. I thought time and again that 1 would write to Captain of Deteo tlves Duncan Matheson and confess after the trials at which Mooney Leased wie to ibibwit . murder. - But-I didn't. I don't LONDON, July 30 An air min- know why I wrote himwtnat letter 1st ry message from the R-100 this saying I'd- testify tne same way afternoon said the alrshln expect- again, Just a month before my IE TURNS UPOII RECANTING WITNESS; WOULD DISCREDIT ALL HIS TALES Contention Made in Pardon Flea That Police Documents Show Description of Two Men EalseJ WAITER WILTS UNDER FIRE (By Associated1 Press Leased wire to the OAKLAND TRIBUNEJ SAN FRANCISCO, July 30. John MacDonald, many ver-sioned witness in San Francisco's Preparedness Day bombing case, was taken in hand today by Edwin McKenzie, an attorney, and admtited under cross-examination that his identification of Thomas J. Mooney and Warren K. Billings as th bombWs did ret jibe with the facts. MacDonald, who was being examined by members of the California supreme court, sitting informally, broke down and wept again as he did yesterday several times when nervous tension grew too taut. Most of yesterday's questioning wai conducted by Justice John W. Preston. McKenzie. before launching Into IN SlSfS SELF HI Laborer Seriously Injured in Bore Where 7 Met Death On June 8. Eastbay 'Y Worker " in Sacked City Safe HATWAR0. July 10. -"Tour daughter Is positively safe." This message, telephoned - from LIVERMORE, July JO. Joe Brobrlg, a laborer, was crushed by a falling boulder early today In the Calaveras tunnel of the Hetch Hetchy project, where seven men were killed In a gas explosion o.. June s. He was taken to the Three Links hospital here, where surgeons were preparing to operate In the hope of saving his Hie. 1 Brobrlg was the- only one Injured when the huge rocK Drone irom the tunnel roof and crashed to the floor of the tunnel, Hetch Hetchy authorities said. Brobrlg was one of ten men working In the tunnel when the boulder crashed to the floor. He was struck In the back. The foreman said that the rock fell "as any rock might be ex pected to fall occasionally," in spOe of precautions taken to prevent workmen being Injured by falling stones. Henry Ford 67 But Doesrit Celebrate DETROIT, ' July 0. (UP) Henry Ford Is 67 years old today, but, according to his friends, It Isn't a special day with him. A birthday is Just another dagr for the motor magnate, and this one was being spent on - a train en route to East-Orange, N. J., where Ford will visit his old friend, Thomas A. Edison. ' Jose F. Goboy Dies; Mexican Diplomat MEXICO CITT. July 3. 1 Jose F. Goboy, writer and diplomat. died at his home today. He was 79 years old. Goboy represented Mexico in many conferences with the United States prior to 1900 and was secretary of the second Pan- American conference In Washington In that year. Ex-Governor Smith To Re-enter Politics NEW YORK, July 10. CW The New' York Times says former governor Alfred E. Smith will resume active participation In politics In the fall by taking a prominent part In the state Democratic campaign, and making at least one speech for the Democratic National committee. ed to sight land about I o'clock tomorrow mornlngi The ministry received the follow Ing message from the dirigible "At twelve noon Greenwich meridian time, latitude 54.40 north, longltudo S9.20 west. Course and speed made good from 7:15 a. in.) S78 degrees, 70 knots, winds 155 degrees SO miles per hour. Altimeter height 1200. Air temperature 50 degrees. Ship In cloud and lias been In clouds since 10:15 a. im after passing .through drizzle. Everything O. K. The positions given by the R 100 Indicated she was making unusually fast speed aided by favorable winds and was follow ing the steamship course be tween Fastnct and Belle Isle on the northern tip of i'ewfound. land. first retraction in 121. But then religion got hie. I thought I was on my fleathbed and I didn't want te die wltn that on my conscience, Thus the man "under a spell abandoned his effort to explain the obscure recesses of his own min and crept out Into the sunshine, Slipping like a shadow through the hundreds of men and women crowding the steps of the state building. NEVKIt AVANTS TO TALK TO ANYONE AGAIN. 'All I want is to be left alone I don't want ' to talk to anybody again, ever," he muttered as he left the courtroom, A conference was held at the Palace Hotel last night between Frank P. Walsh, attorney for Mooney, and Edwin McKenzie, who today questioned MacDonald in the interests of Billings In " wnat If the dirigible should continue amounts to a cross-examination as on thla rnuru aha wnnM mnlr har "". land fall about Belle Isle and ,ohn w- P"ston yesterday, would then skirt the coast of Lab- SEEKS TO DISCREDIT rador passing over the Gulf of St. ALL HIS TESTIMONY. Lawrence and then swinging over This conference revealed the St.; Lawrence river to. Montreal, f'frlendly sDllt" between the at Between the hours of 7:15 and torneys for the two men whose noon, tne K-iun nit a speed or 70 cases have been as closely linked knots which was much in excess as the Siamese twins. Instead of of her previous average of 60 accepting MacDonald's present tes anots. 1 timony that he saw two men. . ' . . . neither one of whom was MOoney Montreal HoDeS tO See or Billings, on the scene of the - - I Pmnarerinaaa Pn PaH. hnmh avnln R-100 ThursdaV Nicht slon in 116, McKenzie today pro MONTREAL. July 80. UP) A Jfedid to discredit iarge force of troops and police was ""-onaia s testimony in toto by encamped at the St. Hubert airport Pointing out marked discrepancies today ready to handle the crowds l?tw'e,n MacDonald's statement to expected to weloome the British Pce on July 22, 191, and his dirigible R-100. w J. ""wcuon. Officials expect the air liner to wnm, wnose xongue moveq reach St. Hubert before 8 p. m. to- constantly across nis slack gray morrow. The Dominion meteoro- "PS as if the effort to speak were logical bureau has forecast favor- almost too much for him, was able weather over the Oulf of St. handed his signed statement by Lawrence, which may enable the McKenzie but was unable to read Ship to better an estimate of 70 It "because he had forgotten his hours for the flight. . glasses." Cloudy and foggy conditions A huge enlargement of the fam-probably will be encountered off ous photograph showing Mooney Newfoundland, but no storms are and his wife on the roof of the expected. I aimers building at the time of the , At St. Hubert ' 180 officers and I preparedness parade was brouaht men of the Canadian permanent I into court on a wooden screen forces, a detachment of royal Ca- I which blocked bff nearly a quarter nadlan mounted police and a large 01 ine room. hnrtv ' of Montreal nollce have I McKenzie. like a nrofessor ex staked tents and prepared the field, plaining a map, pointed out to the While In Canada the R-100 will cowering MacDonald that In this make three trips, one to Ottawa, pnotograpn Mooney wore, not a another to Quebec and a third enecKed suit nor a dark suit, but to Toronto and Niagara ' pen- n ice cream" suit of very light Insular. No trip to the United States I C0,T- - has been announced. vvnen you nrst saw Billings at rhariaa R. Rnaanrinhl. TT. fi. N.. I the police station you (knew that he fnrmp nnmmn.Tlriiir of the Toa An- I could not have been the man de- geles, arrived today to witness ar- scribed in your statement as weigh- rival of the R-100. He expressed puunaa m xaci, you anew w..n inin.t in tha n.v ahin he was not the man vou saw and which is larger than either the Los 'h Ju had never seen him be-Angeles or the German Graf Zeppe- Ior.eJ ' Mrs. Hoover Will Christen Steamer (Picture on PaseJ.J - ' XQ? pa FsJ. CoL jB.X . the'presiden WASHINGTON. July It Mrs. Herbert Hoover will go to Camden, N. J Tuesday to christen the new steamship Exealibur, of the American Export Steamship company. The President's wife 111 be accompanied - by Captain Russell Train, :cbief naval aide-) lln. In both of which he has crossed the Atlantic. Picture on Page 14.) Burning Ship Sinks; Yes," MacDonald answered "When was It you first told Goff and Flckert the man you saw in Jail was the man you saw with the suitcase, thus Identifying Billings?" 1. cannot recall." DOES V'T REMEMBER Four Feared Lost WUES 6TORY chakged RIO De JANEIRO, July 10.- n.,".n "; "7' ZTXZ The German freighter Kronprint poUc. atement describing two Gustav Adolf, which developed fire heavy M one ,n a oart ,ult in her hold off Victoria, Brazil, ,nd tne other who you now ,ay foundered yesterday and the fate wore a checkered suit and the time of the captain and three members you took oath in court?" of the crew was unknown, advice I "i do not know." said today. ' ; - I At the opening of the morning's Luis Capos. Sons and Company, I session, McKenzie presented to the local agents, were notified the court a statement urging that Ed- ether members of the crew of 80 I ward N. Nockels be called to clear were taken off by the Lamport and I the mystery of "Mr. Thompson," Holt steamship Van Dyck, which wno-accorapamea Macuonaia 10 arrived here-last night: They will I . . , " ' . be sent to their homas to .Europe, a C3 158 it vou , Service Station Worker Also Shoots Down Young Stepdaughter. ' FRESNO, July 80 (P) With a ruslllnde of pistol shots, John D Carter, B0, service station employee today killed his wife, Emma, 48, proprietress of a downtown hotel, probably fatally wounded his step daughter, Irene L. Cox, 10, an turned the weapon on himself. lis died within a few moments. The shooting occurred in the kitchen of Mrs. Carter's apart- , ment. When police arrived, Mrs, Carter was dead. Carter was breathing his last and Miss Cox was lying across her mother's body, shot through the bead, but partly conscious. "My stepfather did It He shot me, the girl said. Police believe that an argument arose during breakfast, and Carter whipped out a pistol and opened fire. Mrs. Carter -and her daugh ter by a former marriage appar ently attempted to escape as their bodies were tying near a door lead ing Into a hallway. Mrs. Carter filed suit on July 21 for separate maintenance, charging that her husband had frequently threatened her life and cursed and abused his stepdaugh ter. The couple were 'married July 1926. The Carters came here from Twin Falls, Ida., three months ago. Shortly after their arrival. Car, ter went to Walla Walla. He re turned to Fresno Wednesday and took a room at the hotel. Mrs. Carter is believed to have two daughters In Los Angeles and a son in Merced. Carter's brother, Charles, lives In Pendleton, Ore, Jamestown Captures Big Sartoga Stake SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y July SO. W) George D. Wldener's Jamestown, rated as one of the best two-year olds In training and quoted at the prohibitive odds of to 4, Inaugurated the Saratoga racing season today with a victory n the Fifty-sixth running of the Flash stakes. Mrs. F. Ambrose Clark's Neverfade ran second,. with E. R. Bradley's Black Tyrone third Jamestown stepped the five and one-half furlongs in 1:0s. Lowenthal Quits Hoover Crime Board WASHINGTON. July 80 Max Lowenthal, New York lawyer, has submitted his resignation as secre tary'of President Hoover's law enforcement commission. It was learned today. No action will be taken on It until the commission meets In October, but William F. Bery, secretary to Chairman Wick ersham, has been made acting sec retary of the commission. - Plot to Kill Portes Gil in Mexico Found MEXICO, CITY, July 80 OP) The newspaper Graflco said today that a plot to assassinate former President Portes Gil upon his return from the United States bad been discovered. The newspapers said authorities were taking stringent, precautions ta guard the former president. Wilbur Ends Tour; To Visit Palo Alto LOS ANGELES. July 80. Secretary of the Interior Ray Lyman Wilbur was scheduled to leave today for his Palo Alto home after visiting southern California ti reassure business leaders that i ou!-der dam will be pushed to an eir'.y completion his examination, told the court Ed ward R. Nockels, secretary of the Chicago Federation of Labor, wae at hand to testify If wanted, and could testify about the financing of MacDonald's trip west in 1921 when he first figured as a recanting witness In the case. MacDonald Came from . Baltimore this time where he was a waiter. 100 FEET AWAY, BUT DIDN'T HEAR T11U EXPLOSION. MacDonald had given five versions of testimony and climaxed them all today by saying he was within 100 feet of the bombing on. July 22, 1910, and never saw or heard It. Yet he had described with considerable detail to . the grand Juny and to police that year the two men he Said he saw at the place where the explosion occurred. But as the witness has admittf 4 Under oath that he lied several times about It, his latest assertion brought no gasps in the crowded court room. MacDonald admitted, today that the man he describee! to police Sergeant Charles Goff. now a captain,, as Billings could not possibly have been Billings, and that Mooney could not hav-been at the scene Is MacDopkld said In 1918 he was. DECLARES MAN WAS LARGER THAN BILLINGS. The reason for this admlsslori was that MacDonald's description of the man he said he saw pot a suit case down at the corner of Stewart and Market streets, scene of the explosion, was larger than, Billings, and because Mooney was proved by means of a photograph to have been 6000 feet from the explosion five minutes before It occurred and could not possibly have reached Stuart and Market streets In that time. This testimony was elicited in connection with two police reports made lnl916 which contained MacDonald's statements regarding what he was supposed to have seen nd heard at the time and place of the explosion. McKenzie described these reports, introduced late yesterday by Justice Preston, as "the strongest evidence cet produced to discredit MacDonald's) testimony against Mooney and 111 Ings." It was McKenzie s contention! that the authorities knew at the time MacDonald's Identification of Mooney and BHIlnps was false. PHOTOGRAPH PLAYS PART IN MOONEY ALIBI. The photograph showing Mooney and his wife on top of the llera building here at 1:01 p. m., July 82, 1916, while the explosion occurred more than a mile away ac 2:06 p. m., has played a prominent part in Mooney's alibi and his petition for a pardon. The action now before the court la on Billings' petition for a par- A tense atmosphere was notice able today as the examination of John MacDonald "turn coat witness," In the Preparedness d.iy bombing trials resumed before thej California supreme court Justices. Unexpected Introduction late yes terday of original police reports.- burled 14 yeSfs in police flies, furnished fuel for defense contention authorities knew MacDonald lu-1 when he Identified Thomas Moon v and Warren K. Billings as t bombers. The hearing opened 80 mlnut late after an executive conferen of the Justices who are sitting ( an advisory board for Governor (. . C. Young In connection wita x . , -lings' new plea for a pardon. Attorney Edwin McKenzie an nounced before resuming ero a - . animation of MacDonald, that J. wara xi. iNocaeis, secretary 01 1: Chicago Federation of Labor, pcesent and willing to sub::. . 1 examination. NOCKELS EXPECT IT TO TELL OF TRIP V l.ST. It Nockels Is called to the ? he Is expected to testify c- ng MacDonald's trip wer-t J 1 1 he money spent on the t Identity of the mvs! . Thompson," and other his acq'J'untanceh't) w :' -ness. The court r-, - ,

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