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OaklanD Ctibune NOVEMBER 3, 1930 LECTION STORM CENTERS ON MID-WEST MONDAY EVENING TOMORROW if STATES Political ' 'Outs . -Direct Strongest Attacks Upon ' Ohio, Indiana," Keritucky, MisBonri, : WestVirginia (Continued From Page !.) Toflajr candidate and ttanagerl wr turning from th formulation f policies and the art of persuasion to th mora prosalo task of getting ont tha vota. FINAL PLEAS SLATED OVER RADIO TONIGHT. ' la a few localities, however, ac tlv campaigning continued, and both of the great parties planned to make a final bow to tha national electorate In radio speeches to-night The Republicans will' present James Francis Burke, counsel for tha rational committee. The Democratlo valedictorians will be Jouett Shouse, who as chairman of hi party' executive committee captained It Washington head jiua rtara snd dart a t iw 1stVtf nriM rf f tao-a s.wsaf fcf cn w'tiiawM v Arkansas, Democratlo leader of the senate, i.'v , By tonight, at tha latest, most of the colorful figures in tha cam palgn will b in their homo precincts, ready to take their places roar. Governor Roosevelt, of ffew York, and his Republican oppo nent, Charles H. Tuttle, will close their campaigns tonight. Qir-ford Plnohot, was holding a final round of conferences In his- effort to stem, defections from pis Republican candidacy for the governorship of .Pennsylvania, Senator J orah was on his way back, to I aho, after a, campaign swing Into I 'ibrask on behalf of Senator Morris. . In Illinois James Hamilton Lewis and Ruth Hanna Mo-Cormlclt Indulged in a few last v ords on the subject of a mnqhi sired ssnatorshtp, -,. President Hoover . went ; ahead vth his accustomed task at. the It hita House, having nothing to t y bout politics, while an ab- itee ballot duly marked and au-t enticated, speeded by air mall f om Washington to Jrt home pre-c i:ct at Palo Alto. Albany, to Vote on V' Municipjil Issues ALBANY, JTov. .:i!mJr!n 'impalgns for various Issues,, .Al i ny win vote tomorrow on ape- l municipal Issuss, which , will i ture in general iect)onv .,,- , Of paramount Interest are two school measures one that would r.-.ie. the school tag from 85 cents t a maximum of 71 eents as cans of providing extra educa tional facilities to meet increases enrollment) and the otherra bond lu ef 1110,000 to provide ad oitlons ' to " the 1 two elementary chnel. Two other bond Issue are for rmintolpal projeola one for U,-') for a sit for a' veterans' memorial building and the ether for $30,000) for a new city hall. Voters win b . asksa to asolds also whether they - will - compensate school director and whether several ether minor charter changes wn b mad. St'ser-Hiehwavs Ureecl In Talk by Raskob . NEW YORK, Nov. 1 W) f uper-hlghway across th United Mate wer. advocated by John J. I.i.nkob In a radio address last right over a Bation-wld hookup durlns- Collier's hour; as a measure to restore prosperity and fulfill a national d. , v 1 "W have reached a point whsrs th number of motors ar so clog, ring th hlBhway that motoring en week-ends and holidays is no longer th plsur it used to, be, said Raskob. "W must, therefore, develop and build what I will term uper-highweys, tnus not oniy-pro tHin work for millions over I long period of years, but making nniuibia th further building up of our Industrie to car for th auto mobile demand of vn or in nininn mater ears annually, r' quiring th production of countless millions of -dollars of materials of very, kind with eonssquent mors Sim Die mpio Vv..-. Heflin. PartvBolter, - Fights to Keep Seat WftVTfJOMERT. Ala., Nov. 8. IF) J. Thomas Heflin's fiery fight to retain his senatorshlp in fees ef a challenge from tha party which sponsored him in publlo of-lies for 14 years will b decided bv an outpouring of vot ers. Urrer. cerbaps. than any In the state's history.- The end of Heflin's . Independent campaign aeainst th regular' Democratlo nomine found him reiterating a determination to demand a sens torial Investigation should any evidence of fraud develop in the balloting. John IL Bankhead, of Jasper, is th Democratic nominee to suo f eed Heflln. B M. Miller, of Cam den, former associate Justice of the state supreme court, Democrat, is opposed for governor by Hugh A. Locke, of Birmingham, Heflin's companion on a "Jeffersonlan" lirkft anil Hiicrh T. Merrill, of A n ,, f at n n ruimApmt fmrnm T !, m fim ey 4L Powell, of Greenville, "Jer xrsonlan" aspirant for ' lieutenant fcovernor, (Texas Democrats Vote Only as 'Formality' PALLAB, Nov. JV-UP) Th blen-i 'ml fall political, campaign will end io day without Texas Democrats 3 iving shown any great concern ' s e.r Tuesday' election except In e congressional race and over ropoHed changes in the stats cca luion. Ko-s 8. eterllnr; Houston neWs-' i-r publisher and Democratic inee for governor, has not 1 a csmpalgn notwithstanding multiple activities on behalf of I 'cepuhlican opponent. Colonel I lit Talbot, Dallaa, Jli Estates Drive Grading Le . How the new grade established in Estates Drive pavipg project ha "stranded" homes, leaving costly cement and concrete work useless and .forcing owners to make expensive alterations. - At upper left is shown front of John W Martinsen's home at Moraga road and Estates drive, showing cement steps leading nowhere. At upper right is an gr i i rritit- i 'rf ,fi nv i if i filii I-' r mr r ti i i '' l-lnWmmm,i ' 'Deliberate Waste and Loss Charged to Council in Homes left 'Hip In the air" by new strset grades, with expensive cement and eonoret work put lp by home owner left useless, as a result of th city council falling to rescind proceeding on on of th strset paving Jobr or th Wil liam H. Parker regime In th street department, today brought a vigorous protest to the Counoll from John W. Martlnssn. living st Mora- ga road and Estates drive. Calling attention o what h terms "th deliberate wt ef th property owners' money," Martin-sen declared in his letter that tha people along Estate driv, now itelng paved, had requested that th grades be left as they were. . . "When tho property owner a p pen led to the street deport-' inent," ho wrote, "roquestiiiK that the grades be left as they' were, thy were) referred to your body.- , when we appeal 'to you w are referred back to tho street department. What rccours hav I as a property owner? You, tho servant- of - th -taxpayers, run Oakland to suit yourselves." , r, SEWEl HElD CSEIiESS Martlnsen, his horn at Morsaa road and Estates drlvs Isft stranded by th new grade, declared that the city installed a sewer In Estates drive which has no outlet and Is useless to him, ss his house would b connected with a sewsr In Me- raga road, when installed. For this Estates drive sewer he was assessed tm.lti, or 185 feet at 13.05 ner fopt. Martlnsen claims thl charg Is dlBcrimlnatory, s h ha been informed that a property ownsr across the street was not eharaed for th sewsr work.- In addition to th sswer ehsra. Martsnsen was assssaed . 17.60 a front foot for paving Estates driv. a total of $1020.40. , "There was no nneesslty for making such deer cut in establishing new grade," sold Alar- , tinscn. "I lind cement steps in -and my garage driveway loading to th old grade. Thoso are now nwlcs.x and it will cost close to 400 to put my garden bark Into fourtsenth congressional dlstrlot has witnessed a real . contest be tween Harry M. Mursbach. Beau In. Texas' lone O. O. P. eonarreanman. and Henry 8. Disimann, San An tonio,. . . Nevada Governor Will Make Plea on Sickbed RENO, Nov. J. (S)-t.pro- nounced so ill that h will be un- able to participate In a Republican rally In a drive for his re election here tomorrow night. Gov. rea b. urusar of Nevada will make his pitta for votea from his sick bed. Th governor la strlckn with erysipelas. - ? . y Members of th Itenubllean State Central committee said today that arrangements hav been com pleted to, place a microphone at th governor's bed.' His voice will be carried by a public address system to th auditorium of th Washo county library building, wher all Republican candidates for stata office ar slated to speak. Governor Balsar Is opposed in Tuesday's general eleotion by Charles U Richards, Democrat . Justice Racp Main Issue in El Cerrito EL CERRITO, Nov. I. Interest In th election m El Cerrito tomorrow will center on a race for Jus-tic of th Peace. A. H. MacKin non, th incumbent. Is being opposed for re-election bv Herald Jacoby Both men ar being strong ly supporisa ana a close oontest Is forecast, ; - . Death of G.O.P. Nominee MUddlCS IaCe Hi UfegOn PORTLAND, Nov. l.OP) gput Jn party, ranka, ftillowlpa; tha condition and terrace tb prop- erty, "I will pay th sewer and. street bill under protest' and fight in oourt to get Justice." rnoPERiy owners protest Martlnsen and other property owners find no fault with the paving work itself, but complain about the new grade of Estates drive, whloh Involved deep euts and th removal of ' thousands of cubic yards of earth. According to R. E. Rlgglna, another property owner who objects to th heavy charge for grade cuts, th Estate driv Job was originally Intended to extend from Moraga road to Pershlpg driv. Th cost of grading would hav been distributed among property owners for th entire dlstane. Hlggln pointed out that property owners between McAndrew N4drlv and Pershing drlvs, wher th old grade will be followed, backed out of th project, leaving those b twaen McAndrew driv and MoT raga road to shoulder a heavier burden. . - "W understood we war to get th work for not more than ft. 60 a front foot." aald Hlggln. "And ven on that assurancs. there was only a M. per cent sign-up by prop-arty owners .and that percentage was obtained by Including th East Bay Municipal Utility District's frontag." Another horn at 6964 Estates drive, formerly owned by E. T. Moore, has been left stranded by th new grgd, the house now standing on th edg of a 10-foot embankment, ' WOMAN MA LOSE HOME. Mr. Helen Watson,- owner of a I wo. story whlto colonial homo facing Estate driv at it Intersection with McAndrew drive, 1 threatened with the loss of her property, she says, because of executive street paving costs. Mrs. Watson, a clerical worksr and mother of two children, owns 190 test on Estates drive. Th cost of the paving was $1050, or $7.56 a front foot. In addition, the city is about to Improve McAndrew drive, death of George W. Joseph, R publican nomine for governor one month .following hi nomination, may place! either an Independent or a Democrat In th governor' chair of Republican Oregon when an estimated 170,000 voters go to th poll tomorrow, climaxing a strenuous three-cornered campaign waged by Phil Metschan, Repub I lean nominee, Edward F. Bailey, Democrat and Julius I Meier, In dependent candidate. Politically minded observers believe 66 per cent of the registered Voters will cast their ballots. Ohio Divided in Wet And Dry Senatorial Race COLUMBUS, 0 Nov. 8,J- OP) Resting after a spectacular contest which made prohibition a olear-eut Issue In th senatorial racs, both Republicans and Democrats today confidently swatted tomorrow's Judgment of the electorst. Republican state headquarters claimed victory for Senator Jtoscoe C. Mc-Culloch whlls . the ' Democratic forces were equally certain of th lection of Robert J. Bulkley. The interest lii ' th senatorial contest and the- no less Intensive struggle over the governorship bj-tween Myers Y, Cooper, Republican Incumbent, end Qeorgs White of Marietta, former Democratlo congressman, , Pinchot, Hemphill Claim ; Victory in Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA, Nov. I. OP) Glfford Pinchot, Republican nominee, and John Hemphill, Democratic-Liberal, swung Into th final day of their campalan for th ov- rnorshlp today, each expressing eontideno that they would b returned th' winner. ' JUamphiU claimed a majority, aves Homes other home left stranded at 5964 home of Mrs. Helen Watson at Estates and McAndrew drives, which she fears she will lose because of heavy charges for street work. At lower right is portion of Estates drive, showing the character of heavy cuts required by new grade Uati.-T'TRIBUNE photo. of Home Paving Work which runs tn th roar of hr house. She has no idea, of th probable cost of thl wprk, but say that any amount, superimposed on tha Estate driv bill, will driv her from her home, - ABiae irom xn paving, ewr and grading charges, Mrs. Wat' son faoes th problem of providing a retaining wall to- hold up th steep bank which th new grade left on the -fcorder of her property. Th new paving ends abruptly t th nd of her property line. v Martlnsen and Hlgglps said they ar watohlpg th outoome of th Columbian Park, paving litigation, believing It may set a precedent on which th Estate driv Job can b rejected. WASTE OF MONET CHARGED, In his letter to th city council Martlnsen wrote; v "I hav a horn on Estate driv, I want to call your attention to th deliberate wast of th sropsrty owners' money. "Not only hav you forced us to nay for th moving of unnecessary thousands ef yards of dirt, but you hav left Som of tha homea hlirh nil nry. -"The Bronertv-owMMUim -tliia Job have been assessed approximately 93.50 a front foot xor sewers wiilob have bo outlets, and cannot be used. Moreover, they have boon assessed approximately $7.40 a front foot , for the street improvement, making a total cost of about 911 a front foot, for these improvement. Besides this yon have damaged our property. At least one of my neighbors has lost his home. "At th tim th grand Jury was uivBBUKaung in paving ecandal in Oakland it was brought out that the excessive cost of street paving wn uua not oniy to tne patent paving but to th cost of moving unriacaesary ain. "When the property owners an pealed to th street deoartment' requesting that th grade be left a tney wer, they wer referred to your body. When w appeal to you we ar referred back to th street department.- What reooura have I as a property owner? You, the servants of tha taxpayers, run uuiviana, 10 suit yourselves. ' but said he preferred not to "in auige in any bombast about Its size." Pinchot said, "Th fight is nave won. Massachusetts Leaders Make Final Appeal BOSTON, No. 8. 0P)Wlth both sides confident of victory, R publican and Democratlo nominees to the highest offioes th state cam bestow today mad final appeal for the support of th common, wealth' citizenry in tomorrow' lection. Th Republican UtdBommitt predict victories by 60,000- votes tor us chief contenders; Governor Prank G. Allen, seeking re-election, and William M. Butler, candidate for .the senatorial seat left vacant by the retirement of Frederick H. Oillett, Republican. Th Democratlo opposition is furnished tv Joseph B. Ely and Marcus A. Cool-Idgs, respectively. . Phillips, Hunt Battle For Arizona Governorship PHOENIX, Arls., Nov S OP) Th hopes and political futures of many veteran of Arizona's election wars Mill be decided tomorrow with 183,000 persons entitled to cast their votes. Chief Interest centers around the gubernatorial race In which Governor. John C. Phil lips, ' Republican, is opposed by George W. P. Hunt, six times eblef executive, who was defeated by Phillip two year ago. Th chief Issues of.th campaign revolve about taxation and th Colorado river question. Hunt Is promising tax reduction and mors militant opposition to th construction of Hoover dam and completion cf th Boulder Canyon project, 'Upxin Air' Estates drive. Lower left shows District . Attorney Endorsee Council-Manager Plan for Oakland District Attorney Earl Warren, Who led the battle to clean out graft aad corruption from city government, gives the ' following endorsement to th Council-Manager amendment: , "It should take no further evidence than the recent history of Oakland to convince all thinking people that the commission form of government is a failure. Under thl form of government oqr municipal affairs have been in a chaollo condition for several years, and all attempt to clean up the situation have resulted In a shifting of responsibility from on department to another. A a result it hus been Impossible to lis accountability for the mis- . management of our city. "Under the Councll-Mu.iager -form of government tlio council declares the policy of tho city government, but the manager Is definitely responsible.-for the honesty and efficiency of the entire city administration. This, to my mind, is a distinct, advancement in the science of government and merit the support of the people of Oaklund." ii i Heavy Vote Expected In Tomorrow's Ballot; ' 2:0QQ'00Q, Registered (Continued From Page I .) dealh of Representative Curry, the names of tha candidates' do not appear on the ballot and the race will be decided by a "write-In" vote. " v Th only other congressional cohtest Is in Los Amjeles, where Representative-Joe-Crail,- Repub lican, la opposed by John F. Dock- wener, democrat. Final moves for support were being mad today ty proponents and opponents of th 20 state ballot' propositions to be decided to morrow. The daylight saving and Sunday closing measures appeared to d stirring most campaign actlv uy. a last appeal to voters, was issued by the veterans' bond lwfu committee .of the . Amerlean Xe gion, headed by Fred F. Bebergall of Oakland, to adopt proposition No. 1, the $20,000,000 bond Issue for loans to veterans to purchase nomes ana rarms. Other bond Issues on the ballot Include a $10,000,000 proposal for th improvement of San Francisco harbor. Ban Francisco and other counties In the Golden Gate Bridge aistrict win vote on a 85,ooo,000 bond issue to construct th Golden Gat bridge. Warm Contests Assure Big Vote in Montana HELENA, Mont, Nov. 8, W) With th end of a hard fought campaign at hand, confidence In th candidates appears to pervade both Republican and Democratlo calrtp in Montana. v Weather and road conditions coupled, with a large registration led also, ta.pre-dictions of a record vote. Confidence that United States Benntor T.J. Walsh "will be reelected by a substantial majority" was expressed by the Democratic party chairman, W. W. McDowell, lie also expressed the opinion thnt Congressman John M, Evans will bs re-elected In the first district and that Tom Stout, former con-gressmsn, will give Congressman Bcott Leavltt "a close run" In the second district. "Sentiment has been swinging rapidly toward. Albert J. Galen for United Btates senator and w be lieve that every man on th stats ticket will be elected," was Repub lican Chairman Joseph J, Bean- Jan's prediction. WARREN IS FOR GITY MANAGER LOCAL ISSUES BEFOG FIGHT, 1LJE1CI PersfSirries, Cries-Cross of Alignments Add to Tangle in 32 States; Fate of Many Notables ' at Stale By EDWARD J. DCFFT Associated Press Staff Writer. ' The political nerves of the nation are tightening for tomorrow's vote on who's to be who in congress and in 82 state capitals next year. Party leaders agree the Demo crats will bolster their strength in both the senate and. house, but only the count can reveal whether the present Republican majorities will be overturned. ' Statements published today vivl fy anew th debate on the course of President Hoover and his ad ministration as to the tumble -of business and the rise of unemploy ment. Two Republican spokesmen called again for his vindication at the polls and a Democrat for re pudiation. Leaders of both parties remain adamant in expressing con fidence of the verdict, m LAMONT RAPS DEMOCRATS Secretary Lament, at Washing- , ton, brought up the 1932 presidential electlon-r-about which many conjecture have been raised during the campaigns. He asserted the Democratlo party was without a program now, would be if it organized ' congress and looking ahead two years would "continue 'to ob struct" tha Hoover program. Senator George of Georgia, on the other hand, said the Democrats "stand ready to go the limit" to relieve unemployment. His statement assailed the administration's handling of that problem, as well as its farm re--v lief and tariff measures. Representative Wood, in Chica go, as chairman of the Republican congressional committee, charges Alfred E. Smith and James M. Cox with misrepresenting the admlnls tratlon's policy in connection with the Industrial' situation. They were the Democratlo presidential nom inees In -1928 and 1920. BOOZE ISSUE) TO FORE Meanwhile, tha organized dry force last night Issued a call for support of candidates favoring national prohibition. The Anti-Saloon league headed th list of th six or ganlzatlons. The voters of Illinois and Rhode Island pass on that principle by referendum tomorrow and Massachusetts does the same on lis state enforcement act. The controversy has added to tho tremendous activity in tho oam- Rnigns. figuring also in Ohio, ew York, Pennsylvania, Montana, New Jersey, Delaware and to a lesser degree in other wide, spread sections The Eighteenth amendment re peallsts hail the election as destined to show an Increase in the congrss. slonal strength for their cause, while advocates of the national law express assurance the new congress will be preponderantly dry as It 1 now. Another series of referenda has a bearing on amelioration of the crucial unemployment difficulty. Twenty slates have proposals for publlo work before them calling for a total expenditure of $430,000,000. The materials and construction purchases as a result of the decisions are expected to provide work for many. Despite the Influence the'vot Is certain to have on the imme diate history of the country, th totals as usual will full short of th.oae cast In presidential election years. Take tho registration in the two most populous -states New York and Pennsylvania for tn stance, In the first, the registered number is 3,622,510, about 460, ooo "lcss thajT In 1928.--The Penn sylvanla registration figure Is ,- 089,000, almost 780,000 less than two years ago. The gubernatorial campaigns in those states hav been so fraught with complexity and Intensity that national leader of both parties be lleve the outcomes of ' whatever turn, will have far-reaching cons quenees. STATE BATTLES WARM In New York, the Republican state platform opposes prohibition for the first time. The party nominee, Charles H. Tuttle, seeks to wrest the governorship from Franklin D. Roosevelt. Dry Re- publicans have put up an independent candidate Admirers of Roosevelt, a proht bltion repealist as is Tuttle,' con' stder that his re-eleetlon would make him a formidable candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination In 1932. Another re peallst governor cited as a possible Democratic nominee Is Ritchie of Maryland, seeking bis fourth con secutlve term. In Pennsylvania, th Republt can party has had little trouble overwhelming opposition heretofore. But no wit Is split on the gubernatorial candidacy of Gifford Pinchot.' some Republican elements bolting him as he did William Howard Taft In 1912. One of the outstanding men whose fortunes ar watched Is Wll llam E. .Borah, in the senate since 1907. He Is expected to return. to Idaho today after electioneering for Republican Independent colleagues. Richmond to 'Write In' -Votes On Co.ngfes.sman RICHMOND, Nov. 3. Richmond voters wMll go' to th pplls tomorrow to elect a justice of the peace snd a congressman from the Third district to succeed the late -Congressman Charles r. Curry in a write-In campaign. Charles F. Curry Jr., son of the late congressman, and State Sen ator J. M. Inman of Sacramento are th principals In the congres sional race. For justice of .th peace, the incumbent, Judge Ar thur A.. Alstrom is being opposed by John Moor, Richmond attor ney. A close vota Is indicated In both contests ss th candidate hav been conducting vigorous cam paign. , . ; Alamedans ToV-ote on 11 Special City Issues Separate Municipal Ballot Prepared; Air Base , 7 Ratification Up ALAMEDA, Nov. 3. Alameda registered voters, numbering some 17,000,-wilH'ot -piuaUmuniBlpal Issues at a special election being held in conjunction with tho general ,stata eleotion tomorrow. A separate municipal ballot has been prepared and these will be deposited in a separate ballot box at each polling place and counted at the offices of City Clerk William B. Varcoe tomorrow night after the. state and eounty ballots have been sent to the county clerk's office. Election clerks have been deputized by both the county and city authorities and will receive an additional 84 a dav wage for serving in the municipal .election BALLOT PROPOSITIONS. Propositions to be voted oh at the municipal election are as lol lows: ' . : ' 1 Ratification of Alameda city 1 council's offer to donate 1108 acres of western' tldelands for proposed United Statea. arjmj!, air Dase: . . O Ratification of city council's Ld offer to donate ,16 acres on Government island for an migrat ing base forhe United States coast guard, bureau of road and forestry service-, in exchang for cancellation ox governments ZD year lease on the island which has 14 years to run; . O-rProposal authorizing the board O .of publlo utilities to establish ana operate a municipal pus serv ice between Alameda and Oakland at an Initial capital Investment of approximately 3358,266: J -Eight amendments to the city t charter. CHARTER AMENDMENTS. These city charter .amendments are each listed separately on tho ballot and may be adopted er re jected individually. ..They provide for modernizatlonr' of the city charter as follows: Consolidation of the offices of city assessor, city auditor and re demption clerk at a combined salary to b fixed by the city coun cil at not less than 83600 a year the equivalent of the salaries now paid for all three offices. This combination Is already tn effect In practice but the charter has never been amended to authorise th mergr. . v. A slrallaramendment Is pro posed giving th city oouncil th power to fix th salary ot city treasurer and tax collector. , It Is also proposed to maka.'tbi treas urer ex-ofilclo license collector. Changing th data on which th city manager must transmit to the counoll an estimate of the city bud get to th first Tuesday In August Instead of , th first Monday in July eaobyear I provided for in on of the charter amendments. APPEAL BOARD, Considerable interest is attached to a charter amendment creating a police and fir department ap peal board. Any police or fireman found guilty ot charges after due trial and ordered dismissed from the department by th city man ager would hav th right to ap peal his case to the board which would consist of th mayor and two freeholder who would serv without pay. Under" the present charter, the city manager may dh mm any employe -Without right of. appeal. Repeal of municipal ordinances regulating and licensing th sale of liquor is also proposed as being antiquated and superceded by the Volstead and Wright acts. A majority vote will carry any or all of the proposals, according to City Clerk . William. B. Vaiooe, FLIGHT OF DO-X German Flying .Boat Post pones Hop From Switzerland to Amsterdam " ALTENRHEIN. Bwltserland Nov. 2. (4s) Storm warnings from English and Dutch weather stations today caused postponement of the departure ot the uerman flying boat DO-X for Amsterdam on the first leg of the fltnht to Lis bon, whenc she will fly to New York. However, Instruction wer 1' sued -to officers and crew to report at 7 a. m. tomorrow for a possible start at that time. It was believed the storm which developed along the route so quickly might clear up just as suddenly. No definite an nouncement as toNthe start was ex pected, . however.yuntll th early Monday weather reports can be studied. , A Zeppelin, however, demonstrat ed during the afternoon that "business was almost as usual" by taking off for a short f IlKht over Switzerland. Th Zennelin olrcled gloatingly over .the DO-X hangar en route. . A scheduled flight of the Zeppe lln to Chemnitz, in Saxony, was called off on account of the weath er to the north. Officials at the Dornler works today repeatedly emphasized that the Amsterdam flight was not re garded as a start for America, but only ss the first stage of a flight to Lisbon, whence the DO-x, will fly toward New York hy stages. Spokesmen admitted that the dis tinction might be difficult for the lay mind to grasp, but said their official information was thst until their ship arrived afLlsbwn It will not be regarded as leaving - for America. , The exact tim of th departure from Lisbon depends the same as the departure from Altenrhein, on the weather. . - BRICK PLANT BURNED CHESTER, Pa., Nov. 8 OP) Fir awept through th brick, plant of th Chaster Packing and Provision company today, causing damage estimated at 3100,000.'- In 916 tha company's plant at the 'tffle IfiSAllSS was burned, x , STORMS DEW RATI Fl CAT1 OF MANAGER PUN ASSURED- Alameda Delegation to State Legislature Promise Immediate Action If Vote Tomorrow s Favorable . Speedy ratification by th stat legislature of the council-manager amendments to Oakland's city charter was assured today by those who will represent Alametlacoun-ty districts in Sacramento next January. An affirmative verdict by th people tomorrow will be followed by the legislature's approval In January, assemblymen candidates indicated, so that Oakland would elect 'its new larger and more representative city council of nine members at the regular municipal elections in the spring. Under th terms of the amendments, the new council would be, authorized to meet to consider the cholpe of an efflcjent city manager, so that official would be already selected and ready to start work when the new council takes office next July 1. uuienumenis cuum oe put mrougn the . legislature ' in one day, or in two days, at the most," said Senator Arthur H. Breed. "We've es- -tabllahed the policy at Sacramento of ratifying charter .amendment by concurrent resolution at th first half of the session. I'd be glad to handle the ratification res . olutlon in the senate and we would see to it that there would be no delay." 'ACTION PROMISED - There will be no trouble putting ratification ofth charter amendments througlt at the first half of the legislative ' session." said Senator. E. H. Christian. "I feel confident we can get ratifies tlon by the second week.'V "Whatever the people' verdict, that' . me,"" said Assemblyman Walter W. Feeley. "If th charter amendments are adopted, of course the legislature will ratify them." . . "I would b for ratification ef th charter amendment by th legislature If th people adopt them," said Charles W. ; Fisher, candidate for the assembly, who Is unopposed. "I am not fer th elty manager plan, but would vot in the assembly to ratify, the amend- ments if the people approve them." Early ratification of Oakland' charter, amendments would be tha aim ef the entire delegation from Alameda county, I feel confident," said Assemblyman Roy ' Bishop, chairman of the county's assembly delegation. " " "The legislature would certiilnly ratify the Oakland charter amendments at the earliest possible date," said Assemblyman William W. Hoffman. Headquarters of th Oakland Council-Manager league today reported Indication of a definite trend of sentiment, pointing to a decisive victory tomorrow for tb movement to improve Oakland's municipal government. ' DICTATION RESENTED Precinct workers hav checked up and have found a strong wave Dfresentoiej!tmo!ig Oaklanders to dictation from Kan Francisco as to the kind of government this city should have, Th citizens' fre. holders committee, ..finding prog-X ress in .its campaign of opposition to the council-manager plaiv discouraging, crossed th bay to get support. The' Oakland Council-Manager league announced that it would not muke artyrecommendations to Ban Francisco citizens oh how to vote. The final address of th campaign for th council-manager plan will b .delivered tonight from 9 to 9:15 ocloik over radio station KLX by Harry J. Harding, president of tha " Oakland Council-Manager league. Th Slavlc-Amerloan Voters' league notified campaign headquar ter today of its-endorsement of th council-manager 'amendments. The league reached its decision af ter considerable discussion and deliberation." Campaign committees' hav been appointed and instructed to reach the 67.00 voters of Slavio ' extractions residing in Oakland. borne ioi the reasons set forth in the resolution endorsing th manager plan follow: The commission form of gov- , eminent hus proved cttmbsr- soma and Inefficient. 2 Th tax rate in thl city 1 higher than in those cities having manager form of govern-' ment, as exemplified by the cities of Berksley and Alameda. 3-The manager plan of government will eliminate waste, ex. travngsnce, corruption and political patronage. . 3 Burn to Death At Drinking Party SACRAMENTO, Nov. 8. (Pi- Three men believed to be former' railroad employees were burned to death in the climax of a drinking-' party In a shack near Keddle, Plumas county, according to a dls-' patch received today by the Sacramento vBee. The victims wer Maurice Sheehan, Maurice McDer-mott and Michael Sullivan. James Nichols, Thomas UaDon- ald and a man known a Donner were released By Sheriff L. A. Bra-den, following an inquest. The six men were drinking In th shack, the' sheriff Mid. Th fir was believed accidental. Film Stars Brother . Flees Prison Camp LOS ANGELES, Nov. J. Jack Noonan, brother of-Sally O'Neill. and Molly O'Day, film actresses, escaped today from a county prison road camp wher he was serving a one year sentence for "burglary: Noonan pleaded guilty of robbing th Hollywood home of Ted Lewis, orchestra leader, of 110,000 in furs. ' Jpwelry gnd clotbin. , ' :",Y-';7 I 4 (J

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