Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on June 18, 1930 · Page 19
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Exclusive SK80ctefed Pl-C. $i-irv Oakland's Only Locally Owned Locally Controlled Daily Paper IN THIS SECTION FINANCIAL NEWS FEATURE SECTION United Press Coreottdatcd Press Association OAKLAND",, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 18, 1930 VOL. CXII- D 19 NO. 169 HE-KILLED 12 III COLLISION Ionian Loses Life When Drivers Misjudge Distance and Automobiles Crash On Highway Near Winters Following is a tabulation revised daily . of the number of per-ions killed or injured in Oakland, Ala-.Tie da and Berkeley automobile accidents during 1930. Totals for the three cities, including today are: OAK. ALA. BBK. 49 1 7 1042 80 217 Killed . Injured WOODLAND, June 18. One woman is dead here today and 12 persons we injured as the result of a head-on collision which overturned the car in which eh was a passenger. She is Mrs. Rocardo Valesco, BO The machine in which she was rid-. Ing was driven by Luchl Hermenez, who escaped injury. Investigation revealed that Hermenez and J. M. Bernards, mis judged distance on the highway near Winters and came together while both were traveling at high speed. Mrs. Bernards and three chil dren were slightly injufed as were Mrs. Jennie Hernandez, and Frank INJURED IValesco, son ot the dead woman. Mrs. Hernandez and Valesco""re riding with Hermenez. The former received an injured head and lacerated ear and Valesco'i left ear was almost severed. Three other persons, whose - Mimes were not named, also occu-(Uants of the Hermenez machine, suffered minor bruises and lacera- - tions. Passing motorists took the Injured to Winters for medical treatment. Driver Cut As Car Crashes Into Train BERKELEY, June 18. Lacerations of the head and hands were suffered by John Barcellos, 60, ot 3037 San Pablo avenue, when his automobile was struck by a Boutn em Pacific electrlo train at Ninth street and Channing way. Barcel loa reported that when he saw th train approaching he applied hi ' brakes. They failed to halt the car. Barcellos was taken to Berkeley General hospital. if Injured as Car Overturns in Yuba MARTS VILLE, June 18. Eight persons were injured In an automo bile driven by Coroner Frank Lipp overturned. The injured, au whom received slight Injuries, were Mr. and Mrs. Lipp, Mr. and Mrs. Jerr Sullivan. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Monson, all of Marysville, and Mr, and Mrs. William Rice of San Fran Cisco. Tkee'S, F. Women In Narrow Escape NAPA. June 18. Three San Francisco women narrowly escaped serious injury when the automobile In which they were -traveling io Oakland fell over a lo-iooi embankment near the Pierratt ranch In Brown's valley. Though it was necessary to employ a tow ear be fore the -three could be extricated thev escaped with minor bruises. They are Mrs. J. Kieferdorf and daughters, Lina and Gertrude. Three Youths Injured In Modesto Auto Crash MODESTO, June 18. Three Modesto youths are recovering today from Injuries received in an automobile accident on the Dry Creek . road four miles from this city yes terday afternoon. . Derwood Headland, IT. the drlv er. was bruised on (Tie shoulder and receive a cut Hp. Barton Perdue, 17, riding with him, was cut and bruised and his arm was rraciurea Carlton Galbratth. the third pas senger, suffered a fractured ankle In addition to many body bruises, Their roadster was Involved In a collision with a sedan driven by J. E. Boone, 54, who was coming out of his ranch onto the highway, according to Deputy Sheriffs Stan ton R. Brlges and Jack Hammett, who lnvestieated the accident. The boys had been swimming and were-TTPlving to moaesio wnen me accident) occurred. youltry Thefts At Hay ward Are Probed HATWARD. June 18. Poultry efts in the Hayward district have Run for the season, with Con able A. J. La Cunha launching an offensive against what appears an organized gang that uses light automobile tracks in the operations, It was announced today. The latest Victim 1s C. M. Russell of Ridge road, who lost 15 laying pullets. A large sack, apparently fabricated specially for carrying the stolen birds, was left behind by the thieves, offering the only clue to their Identity, according to the constable. Palo Alto School Sold to Muldoons PALO ALTO, June 18. Purchase of the Muldoon schoor fom Its former owner, Mrs. Katherine D. Emery, was announced today by Colonel William G. Muldoon, Colonel R. N. Hayden and Miss C. ette Johnson. The former Seale cademy, established ten years ago on the old Seale homestead, was operated last year as the Muldoon school. A lymmer session opened Jfonday, IiT Marital Mixup . ERNEST WESTMORE, film make-up director, and his new wife, ETHLYN CLAIR, screen actress, listening to MARY GINDRA (left) tell what she learned aboutWestmore first wife, from whom he was trying to gain custody of a daughter. Mtss Gindra, a friend, had been acting as a "pr'vale detective" for Westmore. . ' A. P. photo. S-ffl1yaps--fflB-M 'IIUWHIIfWfflMlllH ' 4iIipW ill j r : ' ' - iV" m'mM ill i::'' iwm: "'1111111111 fliffliiipiii I pi I 1A .$K.V .1 :M :,k..ix Jill ',',"' -,' mmmtmmsKi y.f. V l ; wflliWfrr-T--- - -Him ii w m 1 1 rn htti ; r HlFlTISTlEKPiNSIIB OF BEATS JLIiNHSS LINE, PLAN . J .. LOS ANGELES. 'June 18 Ernest Westmore, motion picture makeup artist whose first wife served him with alimony papers several months ago as he left the altar of a Hollywood church with his second bride, Elhelyn Claire, screen actress, today was free of marital difficulties. He won a double victory over Mrs. Veoda Westmore, his first wife, late yesterday when a superior court Judge exonerated Mm from paying $50 a month alimony and ruled that his' 7-year-old daughter, Muriel, be taken from Mrs. Westmore and placed In a neutral home. It was Mualfil who waited at the door of the cWrch with her mother to greet Westmore and his new bride with the words: "Daddy, why don't you pay mamma some aljmony so I can go to school?" TRCSTEE QUITS. CALTSTOGA. June 18. Miss Flora Mortensen has tendered her resignation as trustee of the Cal lstoga publlo library. I. C. Adams was appointed by the town council to fill the position, several late books have been added to the library during the past few weeks. Berkeley Summer Camps Have Registered 700 People? BERKELEY, June 18. Berke ley's three summer camps. Just opened for the season, are proving their popularity again this year. In a report suomittea to tne council yesterday by Acting City Manager Earl Sinclair, approxi mately 700 persons were shown to have made registrations to date for the three camps. Tuolumne Camp in the Stanislaus National Forest near Groveiand leads In registra tions with 879 persons signed up for vacation visits, representing fees of 110,422. Echo Lake In El Dorado National Forest is second with 194 registrations and receipts of S316S. For Cazadero camp In the Russian river redwood country there have been 181 registrations and $1754 in receipts. At the Tuolumne camp the ap proximate expense to date has been $2822, according to Sinclair's re port. The camp Is reported as In U. C. Dean Tells Nation Of Cooperative Marketing .BERKELEY, June 18. Califor nia's early, and afrpresent Intensive, Interest in co-operative marketing, ln the opinion of Dean C. B. Hutchison, of the Universitr of California College of Agriculture, has been due to the fact that the state's crops are largely perish able, produced at great distances from large consumer groups, and largely specialties for which mar- eta had to be created. Speaking recentlover a nation wide hookup. Dean Hutchison said that California farmers, first Irr the field of Intensive and specialized farming, were forced to band to gether ln an endeavor to solve their own distribution problems. The1 SAN FRANCISCO, June 18r Elimination of 13 small towns in Alameda, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Yuba counties from the natural gas pipe system, and a new ex pansion plan for service to Peta- luma, Napa, St. Helena, Callstoga, wn onH WMi.iohf.ttr. r . . .. proposed in plans now Derore tne state railroad commission, filed by Pacific. Gas and Electric company. -The new extensions will be built, If approved from a point near Car auinez bridge to the city .of Peta- luma. from the carquinez-reia- luma line to St. Helena, from Santa Rosa to Hea dsburg. and from Schellville to Glen Ellen. The towns from which service would be held in abeyance are Midway, in Alameda county; Acampo, Lathrop, Banta, Wood-bridge,'- Escalon and VernaHs, In Han Joaquin county; - Empire, Keyes, Weatley, Crow's Landing, in Stanislaus county; Lincoln and Whfcatland, in Yuba county. Pipe-lines from Kettleman Hills to Richmond, -and to Tracy June- tion. are well on the way, the peti tion reveals, the first eing 65 per cent complete, and the second 82 per cent. excellent condition with a recently reorganized kitchen unit now In operation and a new shower and laundry unit under construction which will be completed this week. Echo Lake camp expenditures total $2900 to date, the camp Is also declared to be In excellent condition. There the kitchen unit has also been reorganized, while a shower and laundry unit is now untler construction as well as a refr Iterating unit. An engine ana pump for pressure water supply Is I also Deing installed. At the Cazadero camp It Is re- ported that a dam has beei con- structed In Austin Creek, making the swimming pool 150 by SO feet and seven feet ln depth at the div- ing ooara. n-iicnea rcuisumtauuu IS also repuricu wen am a vun- Sirucuon Ol inunury miu buvwci unit, placing the camp ln the same efficient, condition as tne otners trend to specialty production has Chases took $22,000 worth of ma-been faster than markets could belchinery and other valuables from purchased. Dean Hutchison said, I the Southern Cross properties to and since California's crops were I those for which markets ha dto be I created, farmers naturally sought 1 to control their own destinies. I The college chief told the farm- s in other states that as a result of this union of farmers, produce worth more than $240,000,000 was disposed of by co-operatives last season. These he said, now number approximately 550, among them about 400 members of federations and 150 operating Independently. Some 25 of them, he added, are large scale co-operatives, regional, or state-wide ln scope, and a dozen or more have related subsidiaries. CITY-CLOSES LOOPHOLE TO GAS STATIONS New J Ordinance Legalizes Permit Required of Men Proposing to Operate Within Qjrporate Lines For 20 hours late yesterday and I this morning, Oakland was legally "wide open to the unrestricted entry of service stations into any section or the city, save strictly res ldenllal districts in which business of any sort lsi.prohlblted Finding, through a decision handed' down yesterday, by Judge T. W. Harris, that the city had without legal right for five or six years been demanding that pros pectlve service station operators obtain permits from the city equn ell, the council today closed the technical loophole by passing a new ordinance, And as the council hastened to repalr the lack In its ordinances was disclosed that that body had i been aware for some time that such a situation impended, and had pre pared for It by passing to print the ordinance which received the final vote nnd became effective today ONE OWXER BENEFITS One property owner benefits from Judge Harris' decision. He is Samuel Upright, whose appllca tion to erect a service station at Lakepark and Rand avenues was I rejected some time ago by the city council. According to his attorney Bestor Robinson, the judgment, un less reversed, gives Upright the vested right to demand a permit from the building inspector at any time, irrespective of today s action by the council Because the situation created bv judge Harris' decision did not be come generally known until after the council's action, it was believed other persons who-have been seeking service. station permits were un able to make use of the "loophole." According to Homer Buckley, deputy city attorney, the council, In demanding that service station men I obtain its permission to operate nas relied on ordinance No. 418 N. 8., which defines garages and outlines legal means for their con trol. Judge Harris, attorneys agree. In errect differentiated between ga rages and service stations In yesterday's decision and declared that the ordinance pertaining to garages Is not appncanie to service stations, Buckley slated today that, know Ing the Upright case was on an peal before Judge Harris, and an ticipating his decision, the council on June 10 gave first passage to a new ordinance denning service sta tions and t-efrlllntlnsr thm Tt 1 this ordinance which received final passage todav. High School Teacher Faces Ouster Writ SACRAMENTO. June 18. Mark Ing the first case of its kind In the Sacramento city school department in many years, ouster proceedings have been Instituted by the city hoard of education against Norman Apollonlo, Sacramento high school mathematics instructor, on charges of unprofessional Conduct land incompetence. The board has ?et.J.une A0 M the date for APo1" lonlo's trial on the charges Charles C. Hghes. city superin tendent of schools, today declared the teacher's removal is sought he- cause of constant failure to make a reasonable effort to observe the rules and regulations of the school and because "he Is unable to con trol students and is a poor teacher. Apollonio resigned early Mils month, Hughes said, after consid erable pressure was brought to bear but rescinded his resignation later. Ouster : proceedings were brought on the advice of District Attorney Neil McAllister. r r - OCZI JOSe MOir VJO To Jail for Liquor SAN JOSE. June 18. Informing the court they were unable to pay fines assessed against them for possession of liquor, Guadalupe Perez and Frank Gonzales have been given 76-day Jail terms each by Police Judge Percy O'Connor. Gonzales was arrested In a raid on a rooming house, police seizing small quantity of liquor In his room. Perez was arrested when detectives nabbed him carrying a sack containing two gallon Jugs of wine Into a suspected bootleg Joint on North Market street Telephone Engineer Named Councilman PALO ALTO, June 18. Clarence H. Judson, telephone engineer, has been, appointed to the city council to succeed George H. Whisler, re- zned. The Rev. Whisler recent- jy gave up the pastorate of the First Presbyterian church to Join ln th. Community Chest organiza- tjon ln gan Francisco. Roger M. Roberts, former member of the C0Uncil, will serve on the board of pUDu0 safety during the absence from tne cltJr or Mrg- Jerome B, XhOmSS, $62,000 Sought in Auburn Mine Suit AUBURN, June 18. Le Roy F. Pitcher and associates, non-operating owners of the Southern Cross mine ln Placer county, yesterday filed suit against Bert Chase and Fred Chase of the Black Hawk mining company for $62,000. It Is claimed in the complaint the their own, and that the matter was not discovered until April 10, 1930, by the owners- h ntriPT Hrmrmnl r OTmer mnCipai Of School Arrested SACRAMENTO, June 1$. A. E. Armistead, 38, former principal of the Sutterville Heights grammar school, just south of here, was arrested today by Sheriffs, deputies on charges of Improper conduct toward three small school girls filed agatnst him by District Attorney Neil R. McAllister. Bids for PlaneT Business Causes First Price War "PRESNO, June 18. OP) And -1- now we have the airplane price war. Competition among passenger carrying agencies at the Chandler municipal airport has become so intense that airplane rides are being given for as low as 50 cents per person. The "war," it was reported, began last Sunday when one of the passenger-carrying aviators rut from the regular $2.50 price to $1 and was followed by a competitor who cut down to 50 cents. As a result, all operators at the airport are now offering trips through the skies for a half dollar, the lowest that bas been asked since passenger flight service was inaugurated at the airport. One effort to escape trial having met in failure, former Sheriff Burton F. Becker, Cromwell Ormsby, attorney, and former Deputy Sheriff J. L. Davis today declared they would carry their fight to the higher courts. Superior Judge Fred V. Wood defeated the first effort this morning when he overruled a motion for dismissal of the indictment charging the three men with conspiracy and bribery. The dismissal petition was filed yesterday by Joe Faner, attorney for Ormsby, and Kenneth Glllls, counsel for Becker. Faner Immediately announced that he would appeal to the district court of appeal or supreme court for a writ of mandate directing Judge Wood to dismiss the indictment. The appeal, he said, would be taken today as the case is scheduled to go to trial before Judge Wood tomorrow. 60-DAY JM-:KIOIt CITED Both efforts are bused on the failure of the three defendants to go to trial within 'the sixty-day period provided by the state law. The sixty-day period expired last Sunday. Opposing the motion for dismissal today, affidavits were filed by Deputy District Attorney R. I Chamberlain, (n charge of the criminal calendar for the district attorney's office, and Assistant District Attorney J. Frank Coakley, whb will handle the prosecution of Recker. Ormsbv and Davis. Chamberlain's affidavit set forth that the calendar has been congest ed ever since the three defendants pleaded not guilty pn April 24, no cessitatlng repeated contlnuancei of their case. DELAY UNAVOIDABLE Tinth criminal departments. said have been actively engaged i drying cases In -which Indictments or Informations were men pnui to the indictment against Becker, Ormsbv and Davis, and the delay has been unavoidable. Coakley's affidavit declared that TK, id been "ready ana willing'- to nrnceed -(th the trial. Elmer Martinonl, clerk of Judge Wood's court, also was sworn, testified that naturalization hear Iniri had been transferred out the court since April 25 to enable all possible time to be devoted to criminal cases aireaay on me cai- enrinr. The Indictment against the tnree men crew out of alleged bribes In rnnnp ction with a still on the Oreste Santuccl hog ranch at Rus sell City. Stockton Man Wins San Francisco Post RTOCKTON. June 18, II. K. Griffin, local manager of the Call fornia Water Service, and prom! nent In community RCtlvitlej--4;as heen i promoted to the -office o manager for the northern district, and will take over his duties ln San Francisco Jn v 15. He will continue as head of the local office until July 1. and then will leave with his family for a two weeKs- vacation, r.r ffln Is nres dent ot tne stocK- ton Chamber of Commerce, and has Just guided that organization thrnuch the most successful mem bership drive in Its history. Griffin was formerly connected with the Pacific Gas and Electric company, and has been with the California Water Service for the past five years. In addition to being president of the chamber of commerce. Grif fin has done excellent work as the head of the marine committee, and is well known ln bay regions for his speeches on Stockton s deep- water channel. Inquest Ordered In Death of Worker REDWOOD CITY, June 18. An Inquest will be held here next Tues day Into the death of John Orton, 38, auto mechanic, who Is believed to have shot himself to death ln the garage at the rear of his home In San Carlos. His body was found on Monday night by C. G. Ellis, San Carlos, who entered the gar age when he received no response to a knock. Orton's father. Wellington Or ton, was visiting ln Redwood City at the time. The body was removed to the James Crowe Com pany, where the Inquest will be held. Orton had placed a l!-guage shotgun Into a vice and pushed the trigger with a wooden lath, it Is believed. He faced the gun, the charge entering his chest. Released Slayer to Go to South Seas SAN FRANCISCO. June 18. Jerome Mtrwin. admitted slayer of his mother-in-law. today was in San Francisco following his writ of habeas corpus. He Is seeking a discharge from the army, after which he says he will go to the South Sea Islands for the remainder of his life. He was released after being found guilty of murder under the dou' le plea, and sentenced to one year at the Mendocino Institution. Alienists later declared, however, that regardless of his condition when he killed Mrs. E. H. Carlton of Santa Rosa, he is now undoubtedly sane. BECKER WILL APPEAL CASE ADOPTED GIRL RUNS AWAY TO HUNT KIN i Oakland Maid, 15, Vanishes From Foster Parents' Home in Quest of Mother She Has Not Seen in Years By ANNE CLARK A persistent longing to find her real mother triumphing over her affection for her adoptive parents may furnish the explanation for the strange disappearance of 16-year-old Irene Fraga from the home of her foster parents at 2185 High street Monday evening. From the time eight years ago when Irene learned that she was not the real daughter of Mrs. Joseph Fraga- she has been beset by the yearning to dlsoover tho whereabouts of her true mother, even while protesting that she loved her foster parents, who took her when she was 3 years old, Mrs. Fraga said, In searching for a motive which could have led the girl, recently graduated from Hamilton Junior High school, to slip out of the house by way of her bedroom window, taking all her belongings with her. ''The Idea that she might pass her mother on the street without recognizing her made such a strong Impression on her mind that my husband and I made every effort to lay this haunting ghost by finding out what became of the woman who deserted her baby before we took her," Mrs, Fraga said FLIGHT LONG PLANNED "However, the liome ln Berkeley from which wo got her liu sln-e gono out of business, and our offorts through I lie- liome-flnrtiiig sorlety to traco her parentage was fruitless, I did know, however, that the rhilri'H original nnme was Grace Rurhcr, and after I told Irene this, she'oftcn expressed the wlxh that the original, name had been retained. Klin tuny be going under that nnme now." A brooding, reserved "and strong willed nature, ascribed lo the girl by her foster mother, make it possible that she has been planning for some time to leave home, although she gave no hint of her intentions and frequently declared her love to the woman she knew as "mother."' "Since school closed she has withdrawn into herself and spent most of her time ln her bedroom, reading," Mrs. Fraga said. "She wanted to go to work, but my hus band urged her to finish her edu cation before going out Into the world on her own. Like many young girls, she though we were old fashioned and Insisted that she could tnke care of herself. WOl'IiD ENTER MOVIES "On Monday afternoon, we went for a walk together and she would hardly answer When I spoke to her, as If her mind were on something else. When we got home, I went into the yard to take In the washing, and when I returned", the win- low was open and sne was gone. Yet. many Is the time she has left little notes for tne saying, 'I do love you, mother' so often that I have watched every mall since her disappearance, excepting a lettpr from her assuring me of her love and that she was all right." The possibility that Irene may be hitch-hiking her way to Los An geles to visit a sister of her adop tive mother, Mrs. Lester Board way. who lives at 4245 Union Pacific avenue, is also being considered by tne distracted foster parents. Irene was very fond of my sister, and said that If anything ever happened to me she would rather live with her than anyone else,", Mrs Fraga, said. "She Is a very pretty girl, and hoped that - she might have a cIirih'O in tho movies, I wanted to bIvo lier everything she longed for, ho I planned to tnke her south- this summer to see If her movie ambitions could be satisfied. But If it was her plan In leaving us, I do not see why she did not wait for me to go with her. "She Is a good girl, and though she was reserved In nature, I am sure that she really cared for us. Her disappearance Is a "terrible blow and a complete mystery unless the years of brooding over her lost real mother led Irene to pursue the quest In person." Stockton Masons Raise Huge Fund STOCKTON. June 18. The sum of $01,725 has been raised by local Masonic lodges ln the drive to clear off the $145,000 debt on the Ma sonic temple, which started last week. More than $36,000 was raised since Friday, it was reported at the meeting 'today. .George Whltall's team had high total today witn $5300. Women of the Eastern Star lodge reported $4740 for a total of $11,920. The drive Is expected to close with the goal reached Friday. Kidnap Threats Told by Guardian in Ricci Suit NEW YORK. June 18. Miss Beth Lackey of Berkeley. Calif., guardian of Rugglero Ricci, nine- year-old violin virtuoso, and his brother, uiorgio, xestiiiea xoaay that kidnaping threats had been re-celvedL by her during the last few days. She made the statement In an swering a question by counsel for the boy's father as to why she had excluded him from her apartment. The father is seeking the custody of the boy through habeas corpus proceedings. Miss Lacxey said tne times ne had been refused admission strange men had been with him and. Iarmed by the kidnaping 'threats. she refused to let them ln. Asked If she was afraid the fath er was going to kidnap the boys she said she had "never given it a thought." Miss Lackey testified that If she Seeks Mother IRENE FRAGA. J 5. who has run away from the home of her foster parents and- is believed to be seeding the mother who abandoned her 12 years ago. TRIBUNE pholo. BLAZE SWEEPS GRAIN FIELDS MODESTO, June 18. A loss es. tlmated today ln excess of $20,000 was caused by the grain firs near Waterford, 12 miles east of Mo desto, fought by rural apparatus from two towns and 200 vounteera for f(ve hours before brought un der control last night. About 1000 acres of grain, some of 'it thrashed and sacked, were destroyed. It was the second fire near Waterford In three days. A blaze, declared to have been.of incendiary origin, was discovered Sunday afternoon on the Walter Lynberg ranch. Phosphorous, wrapped In a dampened newspaper, was found on the Lynberg place, and the chemical reaction .produced when the sun warmed the paper a-nd sulphur compound started the fire, Sheriff Grat Hogln said. W. A. Kennedy, arson Investlga tor of the national board of fire underwriters. Is here today probing the blazes. The most recent fire started on John Gilbertson's ranch, and, fan ned by a wind, made great headway, burning a" strip through the heart of valuable grain land three miles long and a mile wide. Gil bertson's ranch house and barn were for a time threatened. Those to suffer losses were R. 8. Hawkins. Ivor and John Gllbertson and Lawrence Johnson. On John Gilbertson's ranch, several hun dred sacks'bf grain, just 'harVest'eoT were destroyed. After It was thought contronea the fire broke out a second time, and necessitated calling of volun-taori hpfnrn extinguished. The area of the fires- is one or the biggest wheat and, grain sections in Stanislaus county. 1 i -. Truck Driver Runs Into Streetcar, Hurt Contusions of the right knee and of the back were suffered by Isema Narahara. 28. of 1634 Park street. Alameda, Japanese driver of a flor ist truck, wnen nia macnine crashed Into a street car at Twenty- eighth and Telegraph today. . Miss Esther Lleriey. 18, or Hobart street, suffered lacerations when she was, struck down at San Pablo and Mead avenues by a hit- and-run driver. WOMAN, 84, DIES. SACRAMENTO, June 18. After an illness contracted last Novem ber. Mrs. Mary M. Barry. 84. a resident of Rio Vista, died yesterday in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held ln Rio Vista. Mrs. Barry is survived by two daughters, Sarah Barry, of Rio Vista, and Mrs. Agnes Sweeney, of Vacavllle. wins proceedings Involving custody of the boys, she will be in a position to obtain aid greater than received" from Frederick Bartlett, Chicago millionaire, "Another Bartlett?" asked Carl Sherman, counsel for the boys' father. Pietro Ricci, ln habeas corpus proceedings. Miss Lackey declined to say. Bartlett for several mopths contributed $700 for the bojs maintenance and to pay for their musical education. He withdrew his support in January, because, he said, he felt that the boys' abilities were being exploited. The father, a bandmaster of San Francisco, in addition to the action here, is contesting Miss Lackey's guardianship in ' the California courts. He alleges that a proposed ten weeks' recital tour for Rugsiero next fall would endangw (be boys' health. NE1-BUDGET ESTIMATES BOOST TOTAL Requests for Fiscal Year Reach Nearly $4)00,000, . With Important Departments to Be Heard From With the arrival of the mayor's and the street department's finan clal requests for the 1930-31 fiscal year, the commissioner of finance now has $3,733,450.92 in departmental budget requests already submitted to him, while the police, fire and other departments are, scheduled to ask a few more mil, lions, according to their preliminary askings, sent to the commissioner of publiu health and safety unofficially. . The mayor made two budget requests. One was for the mayor's office, $19,000, and the other was for public affairs. $2800. ' For the mayor's office, which . got $19,000 last year. $1000 Is ask-' ed for printing his annual message," $500 for his urgent necessity fundus and $1200 for motor transportations The $2800 for public affairs is rSalnly to pay for the auditing and; inspection of the various departments of the city, which are under the mayor's general jurisdiction. . STREET DEPARTMENT Containing a public betterment fund of $2,186,031, the street department budget estimate for the coming fiscal year totals $3,318,-301. . . The department asks $727,830 for operation. It got $650,000 last year. It asks $77,750 for equipment, $4500 for minor Improvements, $107,000 "for the municipal garage, $5630 for small equipment, $116,045 for engineering, $6700 for the sanitary and drainage commission, $88,085 for garbage .disposal, and $2,185,031 for public betterments. Last year, the department sTot $84,000 for garbage disposal and $384,000 for publio betterments and $120,000 for engineering. FOR PAVING, WIDENING Among the larger of the neW Improvements contemplated from the public betterment fund are the opening and paving of Hopkins , street from Coolldge to eeminary, $129,254; widening of East Eighth and Tenth stre-ts. $113,310; improvement of East Tenth and Rus-sett streets. High to Jones. $160,-764; Belt line highway, Fifth to Ninth avenues, $36,000; Grand avenue storm sewer, $126,666; Paris boulevard and Moraga road lm-" provement. $197,000; repairing Twelfth street dam, $61,000; Har- . rison street widening, $40,000; Glenwood outlet sewer, $66,000;, East side ship yard sewer. $40,000. Among the street opening and widening projects are the Clay street extensions from San Pablo to Twenty-third; the Grand ave-nue opening from Broadway t$ Telegraph: the Foothill boulevard opening at Lakeshore avenue to Twenty-third avenue. ' " There is also projected $1X8,000. for a new garbage wharf, and $78,-000 for deepening Lake Merritt channel. ' ' $12,000 ASKED FOR BEAR. For the upkeep of the revenue cutter "Bear," only $12,000 it -asked Instead of the $15,000 ex-i pended previously, as the ship has been Cleaned, painted and overhauled, "v Anderson said, concerning th policy of his department: "There has been a strong temptation to ask for sufficient funds to meet real requirements. A large proportion of the streets are ln bad condition as the result of neglect through the past several years. However, I believe the best policy for next year Is to make as much I progress as possible through lm- chinery, better supervision, and a slight Increase ln the labor force; therefore the " operating , estimate has been kept to a minimum." French Scientist Is Luncheon Speaker ALAMEDA, June 18. Conditions among several "hundred- convicts confined on Devil's Island. French prison colony, as revealed by the visit of a research expedition of which he was a member. werj told by Gustav Severln, M.S., French scientist. In a talk before the weekly luncheon meeting of the Alameda Kiwanls club this noon at Hotel Alameda. Severln spent' more than four years in Dutch and French Guinea and col lected a vast amount of data on prison conditions ln the colonies. - Man Faces Trial On Possession Charge i Ransom Ring, arrested today at 302 Coolidge avenue by Patrolmen George Pardee and C. E. Brown on a charge of Illegal possession of liquor, had ln his house 15 gallons of wine, two of rum and one of al cohol, with boxes of counterfeit labels, officers said. He appeared before Police Judge Edward J. Tyrrell this morning and demanded a Jury trial. Judge Tyrrell will set-f-e date for this, when Ring's testimony appears before him tomorrow. .' . CALIFORNIA 25 Years Ago JUNE 18, 1905. Selma. Plans were adopted ' a new Carnegie library, after be: submitted by Architect Klrby i Fresno. Los Angeles Three hund" ' delegates to the National Edito-Association convention, which ! Just closed at Guthrie, Okla, rived on a special train. They to go to Santa Crux the next d:: San Francisco The South " kota. first-class cruiser of the I navy, which was launched last J was put into the drsdock Hunters Point for final wm k was expected to be pla t 1 ia c mission early neit year. J'

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