Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on October 7, 1931 · Page 20
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Oakland, California
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Wednesday, October 7, 1931
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20 C WEDNESDAY EVENING Daklanti Cribunc OCTOBER 7, 1931 RDOSEVELTS IS STED Favorite Son States First Sien of Give Party -.Discontent at Candidacy ' By OEORGE VAX STAKE, i .-. Rpcrinl Correspondent. . NEW YOKK. Oct. 7 -The first tans of definite opposition to Franklin D. Roosevelt, governor Xw Tork. as the orlty ran-didate for the Democratic nomination for president have begun W Lpear in the favorite son and wet eastern states, but the movement cohesion ot; effective lead him rfl rhed a static condition Gov. Murray Says He Will Be Candidate of People, Not Politicians CHEST DRIVE RAISES S14,842 Funeral Held For Pioneer Of Alameda Following is the first of three articles reveal in fi the intimate side of "Alfalfa BilV (William H.) Murray, Oklahoma's plains man governor, who has attracted nationwide attention by his economic relief activities. By GEORGE B. ROSCOE (Cnitrd Press Staff Correspondent.) OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 7. A boy rode up to a cotton patch near Spring Creek, Tex., one September night in 1881 and shouted to an 11-year-old boy picking cotton: "Hey, Henry! The President is dead." "Who is he?" asked the disinterested youth. President lames A. Garfield had just been assassinated. The cotton picker was William Henry Murray, now the plainsman governor of Oklahoma, whose lank figure appears on the na- tional political scene . in. .t.. .1 ramnln mile " - where it is iku " , , , changed until the preferential prl-,"e. get under way early next yThe significant development on the Democratic side Is a new tend-ency on the part of many state organization, to await further ac- Hon-before making rm,al.c0.m; , mitments. Those unfriendly to the Xewr York governor have come to realise that they must begin to operate If they hope to head him off. but as yet there has been no positive determination to under- take such a movement. ROOSEVELT BOOM REACHES MAXIMUM. "1 he Roosevelt boom is now seen by hi opponents as having reached the maximum strength that it can attain under Its own momentum and with Us present manage- ''. L.nt Mates representing more third of the Voting . strength of the convention and exercising a veto , power over the , nomination are now disposed to Hit tight until the governor formally ini-.i. his candidacy and his tmnltlon. on the prohibition Issue Unless the opposition does organ-Is, there Is every prospect the governor will sweep the party off its feet snd take the nomination ty acolamatlon. If there develops stubborn opposition, me nuuuvciv boom will need some hard pushing jto cross the- two-tniras mar. , Roosevelt's warm reception In Virginia and Georgia this week, When he went on his vacation, gives further evidence pf the .enthusiastic support he may expect from the south. There comes added Information that he Is gaining Stssdlly In the far west, tne nortn-1 tit and in some of the midwest Mates. Those hostile or lukewarm '.to his candidacy admit that the governor has developed amazing strength In view of the fact that he Is not officially a candfdate. His boom has gone ahead on its own mamentum but also It has en countered so far no organized opposition, TWO MAIV FORCES . MAY OPPOSE HIM. , . There, are two main forces In the party which may In the end be allied against him If the decision is reached to oppose him In the convention; i namely, the favorite Son states and the extreme , wets ot the :. east. Roosevelt covers geographically much more than half of the nation but his support mostly Is from the. states with small votes. An effective combination of the favorite son and wet states . under ' strong leadership might easily exercise a veto power to block Roosevelt. The big question now is whether that opposition Is really, to function or let the New Yorker have the nomination without a battle. The governor's attitude on the prohibition plank probably will determine whether there is to be a fight. If he Is wet enough to meet the challenge of the wet east, the opposition will crumble. The 'danger therein to Roosevelt Is that he would lose some of his dry sup- port In the west and south, but the wet gain would far offset such loss.. The present management of the t national, organization is not for Roosevelt,' John J. Raskob, the chairman, and Jouett Hhouse, executive chairman, have given Roosevelt no aid or comfort and probably will not. Alfred K. Smith Is titular head of the Democracy In the nation by reason of having 'been the last presidential nominee and has given no hint that he is tor Roosevelt. His sllenee is ponderous, and ominous. He la the acknowledged leader of the wet wing and will lead the fight for prohibition repeal if It reaches the stage of combat In the oonvention. Many are urging him to be a candidate. .Those states which are not enthusiastic over Roosevelt -look to Smith for leadership. MX STATES HAVE Jr'AVOKITE SON'S. 1 Six stales, possibly seven, with .282 votes., may be held in line by lavorue son aeiegiitlons. They are Missouri, which has Junt declined for James A. Reed and refused permission for organizing a Roosevelt club In that state; Maryland, ' which . Is strong for (lovei-nor Trdiki. nkU ...wli. ..in . .tv,v, viiiv, wiiii'ii win o ior New-ton V. Baker or Governor White, with the hope that Baker as. second choice has a good chance-of- winning; Arkansas, with the sincere belief that Senator Joe K. Robinson Is a winner; Okluhoma, for Oovei-nor ''Alfalfa Bill" Murray i on the chance he may win second Jluce; Illinois, which will stand for Senator -Jim Ham" Lewis, and , possibly - Virginia, which thinks nigniy ot former Governor Byrd. . Classed In the eastern wet group which puts a wet plank ahead of ony candidate are New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Dela ware, Pennsylvania and Rhode Ik lund. Those states will have 170 vo.es. ew York Is not Included. If A fight develops over Drnhlhltlnn vr Al Smith seeks to assert' his iwiuersnip in the state delegation, lorn might sn It In half. Even with New Yorir urt which Is hardly possible If there rem proniuillon fight, the fav- iu son anu wet states which flight conceivably be lined up gainst Roosevelt show a minimum voting strength of over 400 and Might easily be pushed to'4Sl'or 0. One of the difficulties n such . combination Is that some of the favorite son states are as dry us the eastern group wet. , fCvpjrriarbt. IMl. tot Til. IBIBVKE) ' ' UVHV hOMwiXU POPIXAK n!l0E')1X' Arl1- Burt boarding on the d"eit sounds Imprubnbl ut, as a matter of fact, It is a pop- .. ' . 1 " -rizonas salt Rlvei Valley. ' The trfiL- u. . two n Oklahoma anu ui v. r. cm t.rtnrtttt soutnwest nis uw""" --him a prominent place in the National Democratic convention. Many nay he will ne me cratlc party's standard bearer. To this Gov. (Alfalfa Bill) Mur-ray has one reply: "I may be a candidate It the people not the politicians nominate me." His story is a series of contradictions of political precedent. His actions, observers say, are contradictions of all precedent. By sheer ability to learn, iu and work, he has risen to his present political polt'"n- llis nonents concede he s a fox In the political game. "I wbh born In a snowstorm In a Texas cotton patch snd was left motherless at two," Murray once said. That was Nov. 21. 1809, near rv.lllnsvllle. Tex. His father wan the late Uriah Dow Thomas Murray, a preacher who last January administered the oath of office to his son. LEFT HOME AT 12 Murray left home at. 12 with an elder brother while his father was at Sunday nigght services. Recently, at his father's funeral, Murray de-Ilvered a eulogy over his coffin. He said: "I thought I did not peed my father when I was 12; I began to admire him when I was 30 and when I was 50, God, how I wish I had had him with met" The youth divided, his time between working in cotton fields, choppingg wood and going to country school. His education, comprised attendance at country school and College mil Institute where he obtained the degree of bachelor of science. After leaving college, Murray taught school in rural districts. He was unsuccessful In his race for state senator, being defeated by O. B. Colquitt, who later became governor, of Texas. PUBLISHES PAPER " Journalism came next. with his brother, Geogre T. Murray, he established the Dally and Weekly News at Corslcana. He edited the paper for two years and studied law at night. He was aamiueu to the bar at Fort Worth. Opportunity then called him t the Indian Territory wnere lie went March 28, 1S8S. At Tlsho mlngo, he began to earn a living. . Gov. Douglas H. Johnson of the Chlckasaws had been having trouble getting laws approved by the Indian bureau. The young attorney volunteered. He was retained to draft m laws. Every statute he drafted was approved. At the same time he won approval ot the governor's niece, Miss Alice Hearell, a teach er In Bloomfield Academy, Chickasaw college for girls. They were married July 19, 1889, Thus Murray became a Chickasaw cltl ten and was admitted to the Chickasaw courts. Today, he is licensed to practice law In Texas, Oklahoma, old territorial, and Chickasaw courts, the supreme court of Oklahoma and of the United States. Signs pointed to the birth of a stale. Murray felt opportunity ahead so to prepare himself he retired to a ranch In 1903 where for four years he studied constitu tions of republics. MEMBER OF CONVENTION He wns a member of the Hequo yah constitutional convention that convened In Muskogee In 1905 When the Guthrie constitutional convention was called Dec. 2 1907, Murray was named presi dent. As one of the principal authors of the constitution, he de fled the demand to file It with Territorial Governor Franz, who was to rail an election. Kranz delayed the call. The territorial supreme court threatened to cite Murray for contempt. But Murray organized the legendary "Chickasaw Squirrel Rifles" comprising . 5000 commissions ot colonel to Murray's friends only. In 1910, Murray made a bid for the governorship. l,ee Cruce defeated him. In 1912, he filed for congressman-at-large announclny he would not make a. speech before the primary. He curried all but four counties. STATU HKDISTIUCTED When the state was redlstrlcted, Murray was returned to Washington, in 1910, he predicted America's entry Into the war and advocated pre puredncsa. He was defeated. Disappointed. Murray sold hi lands snd paid off debts of more than $47,000 of which amount $4000 hud been contracted to carry on the work of the constitutional convention 12 years before. He began travels n South Amcr- 1 ,", u,e bloau Plnns of the M Gran Chaco region of Bo- Ex-Newspaper Man - To Address Club CONCORD, Oct. 7. Al C. Joy of San l-'ranclsc-o, former, newspaperman, will address members of the Mt. Diablo Women's club at the jnonthly social meeting on October 20, It was announced today by Mrs. S. J. DeSoto, president. The musical program Is owing arranged by Mrs. George Scnad, chairman of the music committee. The speaker's subject will be 'The Oood Old Days.'' Burglar Works Hard, Gets Only 40 Cents SAN JOSE, Oct. 7. Police here are laughing at a burglar who worked considerable time removing a door from the Checker restaurant, The Alameda and Morrison avenue, and then got only 40 cents from the cash register for his pains. Nothing but the money was taken, Patrolmen' Charles Murray and Kenneth Alsberge reported. RICHMOND, Oct. 7. Partial returns from Community Chest appeals In Richmond today brought the total collection to $14,832. according to an announcement at appeal headquarters. That sum does not show full re-turna from the business district or the advance gifts committee, nor the residential district returns. It was reported. A substantial Increase from these sources Is anticipated by the end of the week, officials of the campaign declared. Municipal employees and men and women employed in private companies continue to give the Greatest average gift, according to statistics compiled. Return visits to business and professional men whose gifts are not deemed sufficient were promised by the leaders, in the belief that the givers may be further enlightened as to the drastic needs facing people here this winter. A check of such donations was begun at headquarters today. Preliminary reports from the women's committee of the chest, under Mrs. . B. LaMolne, are to be heard at a meeting scheduled this afternoon. The women's committee Is conducting the house to hoiise canvass 4-H Clubs to Hear Achievement Record SANTA CRUZ, Oct. 7. Records of achievements of the 13 4-H clubs In Santa Cruz county were today being prepared by Paul v.. Park-- assistant farm adviser in charge of the work, for. presentation Saturday at the annual 4-H club achievement day program to be held on the union school grounds at Soquel. aicurumg 10 Burner rour of the 13 clubs have completed thlr m-n. Jects for this year, Felton, Davenport, Live Oak and Mountain. He said the proportion of completions are higher than ever before. ALAMEDA, Oct. 7. Funeral services were held today in Oakland for Albert Behneman, 70, pioneer, who died Monday at his home, 1023 Buna Vista avenue, following an illness of several months. Behneman, a native of Germany, narrowly escaped death in the massacre of a contingent under command of General Georee A Custer In the battle of Little Big Horn In 1876, by an order calling him back to headquarters after he had started out on an expedition to deliver a shipment of horses to General Custer from California. Behneman was later employed as a government accountant in San Francisco. He Is survived by a widow, Mrs. Ertifna Behneman; two sons, Raymond and Stanley Behneman, and a daughter, Miss Mabel Behneman. Veterans Hold 'Navy Night' RICHMOND, Oct. 7. Nearly 200 persons last night gathered at Memorial hull to participate In Navy night, sponsored by the Richmond nost, Veterans of Foreign Wars. In honor of sailors and marines here. Armament, national defense, and the need of keeping equipment modern was emphasize in a tall; Slven by Lieutenant R. A. Heiff. aid to Admiral G. XV. Laws of Yul-lejo. Payment of adjusted compensation was urged in a talk by Past Commander Hiram W. Winn, honor guet. Entertainment In the form of boxing matches, dances, and music completed the evening. A Forty members of the local post will go to Vallejo on Saturday to attend a dinner given In honor of Senior Vice Commander Jn-chlef Admiral Coontz, U. S. N., retired, it was announced. GENERAL IE 1R DUE THURSDAY TD SAX FRANCISCO. Oct. 7. The boom of Presidio guns - will welcome Major-General Edward L. King, assistant chief of staff of the army, when h e arrives t o m o rrow for his annual inspection. He will get a salute of thirteen guns, ac-c o mpanled by lots of red tape and cere mony when he calls on Major- General Malin Craig, ninth corps area c o m-mander. G e n c r al King is in charge o f the operations and training dl- EK. HOT. vision of the general staff. After his visit here he will inspect Mather field, Sacramento; the Monterey Presidio, March field at Riverside, and Rockwell field at San Diego. General King was stationed in the bay district during the Han Francisco fire of l'JOO, and commanded a refugee camp at the Presidio .at that time. V FAT WOMAN LARGEST ASSET PRINCETON. I nd. "Large assets" were claimed by a circus carnival In a receivership suit here. The carnival's sideshow "fat-lady," tipping the scales at more than 300 pounds, was listed among its prop erty. Four "Oriental Dancing Beauties" also were Included. VETERANS (B IbllanmKBdl ttHnce Ccocolk hut (Oxygen had stolen itflae f la voir llt.ln .1.. . " '""' -'"King to tne roothills or tiou aituied his Imaglna- Dreams of pioneering, like those of boyhood days, prompted him to return to America, organize a colony of citizens, and return to accept the colonization offer of the Bo Man government. He remained until a revolution divested him of titles to the land. 1 0; 'XYGEN, not the cook, is most frc quently to blame for a muddy, flavor-lees cup of coffee. Coffee flavor is highly perishable. Air (Oxygen) robs coffee of its strength and flavor. Just read these amazing facts established in the laboratories of a leading Eastern University: ( 1 ) Loose or bag coffee loses 65 of its flavor in nine days after roasting ( 2 ) Coffee in old-fashioned cans loses 45 of its flavor in nine days after roasting All due to the attack of Oxy gen! Think of it! Forty-five to sixty-five per cent of the flavor gone from nine-day-old coffee. Even vacuum packing, a definite improvement over old-fashioned methods, removes only part of the air from the can, leaving sealed in enough Oxygen to cause flavor loss and deterioration. The new Vila-Fresh Process removes the air so completely that the most rigid chemical analysis reveals no trace of Oxygen in the Vita-Fresh can after packing. Remember Oxygen is the destroyer of coffee freshness and flavor. The Vita-Fresh Process alone gives full protection to coffee goodness. Maxwell House and Maxwell House only gives you this guarantee of full flavor, full value in every pound. Your fint tip will be a tatte thrill If you would know how vastly superior, hov thrillingly delightful, completely fresh coffee is, ask your grocer today for a pound of Vita-Fresh Maxwell House Coffee. Just one sip, and you will understand why lovers of fine coffee everywhere are switching to this finer blend, which comes to you with the fresh breath of the roasting ovens still on it. Your money back if you don't agree it's finer Alter trying Vita-Fresh Maxwell House Coffee, if you and your family do not agree that it is the finest coffee you have fever tasted simply return the can with unused portion to the grocer from whom you bought it and he will gladly return the full purchase price. tit ii1 A JKHfc ' - tj" J ;Vf-1V,:-;;'. IN9DAYSC02? OLD-FASHIONED CANS LOSES 45 OF ITS FLAVOR-. Max WMLL M(0)IIJE (Dwf ieB FACTORY TO HOMi 1 The trick Js to Tide the utomoblle. " . i 1 1 ... iuwt-n nv r CHESTERFIELD SETS MATTRESSES - BEDDING I iholstering Re pairing MadeOver sO.OU ' '. Oiw-Dsr Strri fit CC99' SlmUblmiUfmn yJld'OOitit S3MCIriMntAr. BE- FETED HA YWAPiD, Oct. 7. War vet-erans will be the inotif for two c:ird parties tonight, one fr iis, entertainment of disabled oojupunts of the LIvermore ho-plt.il and the othe. to raise fund for the Ai.u-ri-t-an Legion post ban in this community. The LIvermore part U sponsored by the Hayu-ard branch of the Red Cross and will start at 7 o'clock. Reservations for transportation frcm Hay ward are In charge of Mrs. Peter J. Crosby, chairman of the Red Cross. Re-freshments will be served. The public is invited. Aiding Mrs. Crosby sire Miss Hannah Madison, Miss Nan Smal-ley, Miss Ruth Kimball. Mrs. R. Morton Manson, Mrs. Robert Kins, Mrs. C. F. McBarron, Mrs. I-Icnrv Oliver, .1. D. Armstrong. John T. Stanton and Hons Hennlngsn. The band benefit tourn I'-n-n, will be In the auditorium rvf the Luther Burbank gramni.n- .ihool, sponsored by the. West Hnyv.ard f nipi ovement club. tthe meeting, which is held month ly throughout the county. V . i-Hill of Concord is president. ADYKhTISEMKT K5I La3 Principals to Meet At Walnut Creek AVALNl.'T CREEK. Oct. 7. Formed here four years ago, the Contra Costa County Principals' Association will hold its annual meeting tomorrow afternoon at the Walnut Creek grammar School. Officers will be elecTd. Principal Robert E. Olbson of the local school. Is making arrangements for Jumps Out of Bed-Rheumatics Vanish Bed-ridden Sufferer fiets Relief With Amazing Speed Sucll trtiin re!H .'olio tn use ot Nutita lUtt ttit Doctor wns -retted the prescription consented to mke it aiallibie to ell st then -Irus Meres- Thos who h tried evernhir.i without beneln will lied Nurlto the moil Urt- illni dl-coierj ot recent tlmee. Tor rheumatism, neurltli. neureltle. ci- Ha I ii m b 1 1 o and othsr tortuilns ache and pln the relief i nuicr ana eure. strente t it mj ra, this quick-actini remedr rontaln ne ep!-atea or nircotlea. It Ik ebralutelT eate. You can prove this with one packs le. Thete U no uj In wasting effort with anything that doer-n't stop jnnr pain Ar.d if it does that rou k-now rou are coins to eet well. Get a packpge today at anr inr lore or Owl anil V.ntlt. If the ery flut two or tlirea doses do not (lre away the most Intense jrln, your money will H instantly refunded. a i) v fh ti s r: ii i : v r MINISTER CANT SLEEP, STOMACH GAS IS CAUSE "For 12 years 1 had gas bloating and restless sleep. The first doses of Adlerika brought relief and now I liave refreshing sleep and enjoy eallng asfain." ttev. J. O Babcock. You can't get rid of gas by doctoring the stomach. For gas stays in the CPPKU liowel. Adleriks, reaches BOTH upper and lower bowel, washing out poisons which csu-e gas. nervousness and bad sleep. Sold by all druggists. For free sample send is stamp to ADLEXIXA CO., Dept. XX. St. Paul, Vina. FREE tee mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm CtNTj 7 J The value of a dol-so lar in Morris Plan Thrift has always ii Jjeen 100 cents. CEM1J i Something Different in Financial Charts This i, the day of financial charts. You see them everywhere . . . wavy lines, pushed up or pulled down by changing conditions. lut here is otic that's different ... a line that runs straight and true for 21 ears, charring the unvarying 100-cents value of the Merris P!a:i Thrift Dollar. That in chart form is the story of the one biilion dollars which Morris Plan institutions throughout the nation have safeguarded without loss to any thrift patron. And it is this s.nre iron-clad protection that awaits your dollars, today, in Morris Plan Thrift. 6 Thrift Certificates Morris Plan Full Paid Thrift Certificates are issued in multiples of $100. They yield you 6 interest, payable by check in January and July. And this interest is made even more attractive by being computed from the day your certificates are purchr.red to the day they are cashed. You may cash the certificates at any time . . . the only condition being that on certificates car.hed' within one year, interest is adjusted to fc. 5c'c Thrift Accounts Morris Plan Thrift Accounts yield z interest, compounded semi-annually. You may start one with as little as f;. Add to it or withdraw from it at will. And every dollar earns 5 interc.it from the day you put it in to the day you take it out. Now is alwvays the best time to give your dollars the benefits of Morris Plan Thrift. Come in Today. Directors IRA ABRAHAM 4ttvn,ty F. A. COLLMAN . . . . .(T. Present F. W. FROST , Capita i:t r. A. FLETCHER Secretor::T-eajurer J. F. HASSLER Vice-President and C:hier Central Satlonal Rank O. D. JACOBY President Golden West Building end Lean ijse. ittien WILLIS LOWE Architect F. D. MOYER Exeeutne l'ice-Pre.ident F. M. RAY Chairman of the Board F. B. RICHARDSON Vkt-President and Cashier first National Bank E. V. TILDEN Pnsident Tilden Lumber Co. C. H. J. TRUMAN Truman Undertaking Co. HENRY ZLNTNER C.7i Fruit Co. Mi MORRIS PLAN CO. . 1765 BROADWAY We hare serer nercitcd our legal right 00 demand je aaj-t' withdrawal settee O 131,-0. r. Cerat A PRODUCT OF GENERAL FOODS: CORPORATION ( 1

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