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D U OAKLAND TRIBUNE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1933 BLIZZARD LASHES NEVADA, HALTS TRAFFIC 1 r s I 1 If t fEllIE state BURIED UNDER f DEEP DRIFTS r'Mail Planes Are Grounded; c. 50-Mile Gale and Snow "Menace Cattleind Sheep " BENO, Jan. 19. (JP With drifts piling deeper hourly, Nevada, from Calif orpla to the Utah border, wag buried under a heavy snow today. , Motor traffic waa alraott at a standstill, atare lines were operate " lnf hoars behind schedule and air 'xmail planea were grounded in v, Elko, . Reno and at Fernley, 30 , ' miles east of here. Thirty Inches ofrnew snow on The , .Summit of the Matt Sierra did not 'prevent trains fro making the 40-mile run through the snowsheds on .'..schedule. . . , STAGE jjWAROONED . A 80-mlle gale swept the plateau S, region around Elko last night, piling - drifts to a depth of several feet and m .causing concern to ranchers winter- " ing thousands ef head ef cattle and .. .sheep there. It was showing heavily 1 in Elko this morning.v Ely, with two feet of snow, reported a severe billiard. Near . Bridgeport, Cal highway erewa '' were attempting to break their ;"way through to mail Stare, re-"'.'ported stock In a 10-foot drift, -., : SNOWFALL HEAVY ; . Eighteen Inches of snow fell it Carson City during the night and . virtually blocked the road between that place and Reno. . -', Tonopah reported 14 inches; cYerlngton a foot; Virginia City 18 vlncpes;, Truckee,. cal. 28. inches; . Lovelock 0 inches; Reno 9 Inches, and Glenbrook, Cat, 22 inches. "c.New Storm on Way yy To Drench California A brief respite from the storm ' which has gripped the state for the 'past 48 hours, to be followed by another of equal Intensity, was forecast today by R. C. Count, V. 8. tyeather Forecaster, -v Although the storm which '' drenched the .state, harried bay traffic and paralysed air mall '"service,. Is moving southward, v spreading rain as It goes, a new ''' storm is forming In the Gulf of ' Alaska, Count said. - ' ' He predicted partly cloudy rJ weather for the bay region for to-... night and tomorrow morning, but '1 said the new storm Is due here to -morrow afternoon. Meanwhile, his. observations lead him to forecast -.moderate temperatures which will t break the cold spell and moderate westerly winds. STREETS FLOODED The atom which swept the bay region will probably bring rain to Los Angeles and adjacent points to- 4 .night. Count stated, after which Jt will probably swing back up over Nevada and eastward. , Storm warnings were ordered .displayed on the Coast between , Santa Barbara and San Diego to- 1 day as a result of the southern ' movement of the storm. .5" Rain In Oakland and the East- 5 fay during the last 24 hours filled '' rain gauges to .88 of an Inch, end- lng at 7 o'clock this morning. During the same period, 1.13 inches fell "In San Francisco. Storm damage In the Eastbay . 8 " Included a landslide, clogged J." storm sewers and flooded streets. Crews of men from the Street 'Department were called oat last ' night .when sewers at Skyline . Boulevard and the Tunnel Road I" became Jammed with brash and tilt Traffic was threatened until j,:. the debris was removed. BLOCKED BY SLIDE A similar flood occurred at Forest street and Claremont Avenue, , where clearing operations were 2 necessary. Workmen were busy today clearing a landslide which partly blocked Park Boulevard between Estates Drive and Mountain ; Boulevard. The earth, loosened by rain, crashed down en the ;. road, William Blair, maintenance superintendent for the Street De-'partment, reported. A miniature cloudburst In Richmond yesterday afternoon taxed storm sewers and flooded the intersection of Macdonald Avenue and Thirty-fifth Street Several auto-- mobiles were stalled. ' A rainfall of .77 of an Inch, most of It during -a brief period in the afternoon, -was reported for the 24 hours. The worst snowstorm of the sea-ton blanketed the Pacific Northwest, according to dispatches. Portland recorded the heaviest snowfall aince January, 1930, ' with five inches of snow on the streets. A gale reaching a velocity of 60 miles an hour howled down the Columbia River Gorge, and a blizzard raged over the Klamath Basin, Siskiyou and High Cascade Mountain, .halting air traffic. Am TRAFFIC HALTED - . Air traffic to Reno and eastern points was paralysed by heavy ' snows and gale-like winds over the Sierra, and passenger snd mall planes were grounded at Oakland and Los Angeles because of bad weather over the TehachapL One plane of the United Airlines managed to make the nortward trip, however, , Yosemlte reported 12 inches of snow. Long Barn IS, and Strawberry 18. , Following are rainfall figures reported during the last 24 hours, ending at 7 o'clock this morning: Santa Rosa .84, Eureka .80, Chico .42, Colusa .08, Corona .12, Orland .44, Pomona .48, San Bernardino .4, Sar. Pedro .06, Santa Barbara .62, San Diego J02, Fresno .32 and Los Angeles .72, 'SHERLOCK' AND FAMILY L. L. Johnson; Oakland bricklayer, has made detective work his hobby, and his efforts have resulted in the reopening of an investigation in Salt Lake City of the murder of a 12-year-old girl. BACK TO LAND MOVE DERIDED BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 19. (At The "back, to the farm movement" among city dwellers was described in a statement .given -out today by Ray McKaig, Boise, chairman of the legislative committee of the Idaho State Grange, as "utterly asslnine" in the face of failures of "trained farmers with capital behind them." McKaig, a leading Grange figure In the Northwest for the past 15 years, said that "in the last two months I have attended the National Grange convention in North Carolina where I interviewed" the national farm leaders" find similar' ly interviewed farmers at the State Grange convention in Kansas'City and' the "striking farmers of Iowa at "Sioux City." All these, he said, agreed along with farm leaders of Washington and Oregon that "the whole proposition is utterly ridicu lous." CALLED RIDICULOUS "When well trained farmers, grad uates from the school of agricul tural experience, with capital be hind them, are running right now on the verge of bankruptcy, he said, "any proposition to take city dwellers and put them on farms is utterly asslnine. That is the boiled- down answer I got from neraly every farm leader. "When corn Is selling from 10 to 15 cents a bushel in the Central States and wheat six bushels for a dollar in some parts of the mountain states and top hogs are selling for less than 3 cents a pound and butterfat is around 19 cents, any movement to bring more farmers on marginal farm lands' la sheer economic insanity. The unsold surplus is beyond all reason and that is what is crippling the market. OPPOSE RECLAMATION 'Our national and state granges are opposed to any more reclama tion openings until those projects already established are put on a paying basis. Now any depressions weary urbanltes who Join a movement to go back to the farm are playing into the hands of real estate exploiters. "They should not overlook the ex perience of the depression-weary farmer already on the farm. Any thing that will increase production and surplus is all wrong at this time. "Jobless sons and daughters of farmers who have been stenographers and clerks in the cities are already back on the ranch, helping dad and mother with the chores, but beyond that any organized movement to buy up foreclosed lands will be deeply resented as already shown by the jstrlk,ing farmers In Iowa and South Dakota." Aimee Plans To Make Film LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19. rtV-Mrs. Almee Semple McPherson Hut-ton, evangelist, due to start her proposed world tour of her' missions today, said she would appear in a religious motion .picture to be produced by a major studio in Hollywood on her return from the trip. The appearance of the evangelist in films was promised as a means of amicably settling damage suits aggregating $544,500 which had been pending against her for alleged breaking of a film contract. The name of the studio which will produce the picture was not disclosed, Mrs. Hutton said farewell to her congregation at Angelus Temple, which raised funds for her trip around the world. She said she hoped the trip would restore her health, and that she would seek consolation from her recent troubles "with a tent and a camel and a donkey in the hills of the Holy Land." "I've got to make this last stand, or my work is finished," she said in an interview. "I am so tired, so worn out I want to go away from this turmoil' of - affidavits, bankruptcy threats, suits oand slanders and people who always want to drag you down," . Bricklayeran&Amateur Sleuth Aids Murder Quiz During the day, L. L. Johnson is a bricklayer. At nifiht, he is an amateur detective whose ability more than once has guided officers In the investigation of crimes. Johnson lives at 615 Eighteenth Street, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their eight young children. He'd rather pursue a clue than do anything else, but the cares of a large family permit him to indulge in his hobby only occasionally. Nevertheless, evidence gathered by Johnson while he and his family lived In Salt Lake City four years ago, is being used by Salt Lake County authorities to, open up the investigation of the niuicler of June Nelson, aged 12. The girl's body was found in a ditch, where she had been thrc-wn on New Year's five 'ln"1928"' after a fiend had attacked her. Johnson went to the scene and found valuable clues left behind by the killer. He interviewed persons living nearby, and confronted one man. Former Army Wounded SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 19. A woman gave her blood in a transfusion operation here today in an euon 10 save me Me of a former army officer shot and wounded by a policeman demonstrating how quickly &e could draw a pistol " She is Mrs. Marie Lopez. 1880 Union Stroet, and the wounded man Is Cecil Winslett. 35. of the same address. The offirer shot him is Patrolman Cecil L Lackey, of the North End Station. The shooting, which occurred in Winslett's apartment late last night, also was witnessed by Eva McGin-nis, 930 Lyon Street, who joined the others in declaring it was mi accident. Lackey said he was Datrolllnff hi beat last night when the assistant manager of a North Beach theater met him and asked him if he would have two pistols repaired for him. i ne officer said he took the euns and remembering that Winslett was a former lieutenant in the Armv and reputed expert on firearms. went to the Union Street address. Winslett examined the pistols. Auto License Extended Onlv 14 morn hnclncs Hnvs re main for California motorists to renew their car registration and obtain neWllcense plates for 1933. wun me announcement by the Department of Motor Vehicles that the time limit will ho vtnHorf from midnight January 31 to mid- mum reonuu-y j, a warning was sounded by the California State Automobile Association thnt nniv an immediate speeding up of reg- wii auons can prevent a serious last minute rush at plate issuing offices. it was estimated that more than 5. F. Attorney May , (jet Indian Post GALLUP. N. M.. Jan 10P Predictions that. William n.nrr,.n San Francisco attorney and president of the Shipping Board during the Wilson administration, will be appointed United States Indian Commissioner were made today by Federal Service emDlovees herfl for a conference. A POll Of 40 emnloVPM Inrlir-utoH that many believe Denman will h appointed, basing their belief on correspondence they have received. Several said Denman has thf in dorsement of Senator Hiram Johnson of California. BOOZE TRUCKDRIVER FINED Pern Haskell. 3038 Blossom Street arrestedLDpcember 7 on Hagen-berger Road when police, checking ucenses, discovered 112 tins of alcohol in 'his truck, today was fined $250 by Federal Judge A. F.' St. Sure on his pica of guilty to transporting liquor, , ' Johnson is shown with his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, and three of their eight children, Lacell, 12, Joseph, 15 months, and Wilford, 3. Tribune photo. At the time, authorities agreed that his clues were perhaps the best which had been discovered, but they decided that a conviction could not be obtained. Moving with his family to Oakland, Johnson nevertheless carried on long-distance cortfftiunications with friends who carried out his suggestions for further inquiry into the case. As a consequence, the Salt Lake sheriff's office, informed by Johnson recently of new discoveries linking the first man under suspicion wilh the girl's murder, have announcod they will reopen the case. While residing near Kingshill, Idaho, Johnson became interested in the unsolved killing of Mary West, a young girl, and h8s assembled considerable information on that case. He has submitted it to police. Johnson lived in Oakland during the Mabel Mayer murder case, and became interested in it through friendship with the girl's parents. ne endeavored to assist police on that crime. Officer Is by Policeman J . Lackey said, and then placed them on a table. The two men then became engaged in a discussion of guns and their adventures with them. Lackey said he was recounting how a Filipino onre attacked him wlth a knife 'and how he pulled his pistol In a "quick draw." He said he tried to demonstrate the "draw" tJ Winslett and the fun was discharged. The bullet struck Winslett's arms and penetrated his abdomen. He was tSken to the Central Emergency Hospital and later transferred to the St. Francis Hospital for an emergency operation. The transfusion operation was performed later by Dr. Sterling Bunnell, who said Mrs. Lopez volunteered to give a quart of her blood in the effort to save Winslett's life. Winslett also absolved Lackey of the blame in a "dying statement" made to Assistant District Attorney Walter Gallagher. . Deadline Is to February 3 a million car owners have not yet applied, with the- period more than half over. Failure to- apply within the time limit means a penalty of double the regular registration fee. Owners of private passenger cars then will have to pay $8 instead of $3 for their plates. Plates are being issued bv the department at offices in Sacramento. San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Stockton, and Fresno. The Automobile Association is issuing plates to members at 33 offices throughout Northern and Central California. Club Opposed to Gas Tax Division The Oakland Breakfast Club went on record this morning as opposed to the proposed diversion of the gas tax fund, and Viopted a resolution recommending a one cent reduction in the stafe gasoline tax, according to S. &. Miller, president. The resolutions were adopted following an address this morning by Franklin Lowner,. state chairman of the New Voters League of California. ' Lowner, enroute to Sacramento from Los Angeles, pbinted out that diversion of the gas tax fund from the purpose for which it was created would be a breach of faith with the people. Dr. William J. McDade and Joseph Shawl urged that the resolutions be adopted and sent to all members of the Legislature from Alameda Count. ' , WARNING ON U.'S. RELIEF IS SOUNDE Depletion of Funds in Six Months Forecast liy Pome-rene. R. F. C. Chairman WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. fU.Rl Funds of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation available for business and unemployment relief purposes will be exhausted in the next six- or eight months, Chairman Pomerene Informed a Senate committee today. He warned that if new relief measures are adopted by Congress I It will be necessary to have addi tional funds furnished. Pomerene appeared at a banking currency committee hearing on a bill to extend corporation relief loans to public institutions for maintenance purposes. "If the corporation is to continue Its work it is going to take in the next six or eight months all money available under the relief act." he said. "If new relief provisions are to be incorporated it is incumbent on Congress to furnish additional appropriations." Pomerene said he felt "some localities" were not helping themselves as much as they might, but "passing the burden on to Washington." Pomerene suggested 1 o c alities should raise funds by offering as security to banks, liens on delinquent taxes. He said they should apply to the Federal government "only as a last resort." Senator Couzens, Republican, Michigan, asserted that many States and counties were paying off bond issues with current'tax collections instead of meeting current expenses. Actress Freed , In Auto Death SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 19. A manslaughter charge against Miss Dorothy Burgess, stage and screen actress, growing out of an automobile accident in which Louise Mnn-fredi, 17-year-old San , Francisco girl, was killed, was dismissed today by Municipal Judge George J. Steigec The dismissal was granted when Italo Manfred i, father of the dead girl, took the witness stand and said his investigation of the tragedy had convinced him the accident was unavoidable and he did not desire to prosecute the actress. Miss Manfred! was riding In an automobile driven by Andrew Sallz, 23, which was struck by Miss Burgess' car at Lombard and Fill more btreets on December 23. Miss Bettie Davis, 19, swimmer, als was riding with Saltz and is still confined to a hospital by the injuries she received. Lew Ayres of Films Faces Divorce Suit HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 19 UP-Lola Lane, motion picture actress, will file suit for divorce against her husband. Lew Ayres, also ot the screen today, Ayres announced. "I will Hot contest the proceedings, and we have agreed to a settlement." Ayres. said. Conflicting temperaments caused the marital breach, Ayres admitted. The couple married In Las vegas, Nev., September 11, 1931. The actress' true name is Dorothy Mulligan. Inhalator Revives Victim of Stroke ALBANY, Jan. 19. Victim of an apparently fatal stroke, E. W. Lister, 58, 1003 Evelyn Avenue, was revived today by the Fire Department inhalator squad, under the direction of Chief Carl Ahlgren. Lister collapsed at his home and there were no signs of life when the firemen, summoned by members of the lamily, reached him. Relatives said he had been in ill 'health and recently lejtt the Southern Pacific Hospital in San Francisco .after receiving treatment there. J Refusal of Higher Land Prices Affirmed SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19. Owners of condemned property on the new Santa Cruz Highway were acnien an increase in remuneration today whenthe District Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court ruling refusing to order higher payments. The plaintiffs were the Ocean Shore Railway Company', which was allowed $95,000 for its land, and the McNee Company, which was awarded $17,000. The Ocean Shore Railway demanded $600,000 as its share. Rainey Lays Machine Politics to Hoover WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. (U.R Majority Leader Rainey accused President Hoover in the House to day of having "built "iip" the De partments of Commerce and In terior as 'a nucleus for a re-election campaign four years from now. Rainey assrted the Department of Commerce, "Hoover organization, is loaded from top to bottom with Hoover men." Einstein fbMake Talks Against War PASADENA, Jan. 19. (U.R) Dr. Albert Einstein, German scientist and proponent of peace, will make two addresses this week-end against war. The first will be at the Uni versity of California at Los Angeles, at 8 p. m. Sunday. The second. Monday night, will be given in the Pasa"dena Civic Auditorium. On both - occasions Dr. Einstein will speak; in English. DOM URGES FILIPINOS BE Thousands of Islanders, Unemployed Here. Should Be Sent Home, He Say6 WASHINGTON. Jan. 19 UP) Appearing before the House immigration committee today. Secretary Doak urged enactment of legislation to repatriate destitute Filipinos as one aid toward relieving unemployment distress in the United States. He supported a resolution by Chairman Dickstein of the committee to authorize an appropriation for the return to the Philippines of unemployed Filipinos. Representatives of the War and Navy departments also approved. Murray Garsson, assistant to Doak, testified he recently had investigated unemployment among Filipinos in Southern California, where, he said, "conditions are almost unbelievably acute." WELCH BACKS PLAN Charging Filipins in the United States had evaded the census tabulation with the result. that the official total of 45,000 was considerably below the number actually present, Garsson estimated there are 60,000 Filipinos in the -Los Angeles area alone, and U0 per cent of them unemployed!? He expressed belief 60 to 70 per cent of these would return to the islands ,if free transportation were provided. Almost all of them, he said, were young unmarried men. Representative Welah testified in behalf of the California congressional delegation In support of the measure. He estimated there were between 100,000 and 150,000 Filipinos in the United States, and said while no racial feeling existed on the Pacific Coast against them, they presented serious competition to American labor. COMMISSIONERS APPROVE Major General Rohn L. Dewitt, quartermaster general of the army, said army transports could be used to take the Filipinos to Manila but he recommended that- private commercial transportation be used, if possible. Resident Commissioners Osias and Guevara of. the Philippines, said they "appreciated the spirit of the resolution" and urged approval. MANILA, P. I., Jan. 19. OF) With its foes claiming a majority of the insular legislators are ready to reject the Philippine independence act, Manuel Quezon, president of the senate, said he was ready for the lawmakers to assume the responsibility without submitting the measure to a vote of the people. The act provides it may be accepted or rejected by a convention called specifically for that purpose. Quezon said Governor General Theodore Roosevelt Jr. has received official notice and an official copy of the act, with only formal transmittal needed to empower the legislature to act. Opponents of the act claim 60 of the 96 members of the insular house have signed a resolution ratifying opposition to the proposed form of independence. Jose Clarin, dean of the senate, flayed the terms of the act. Clarin expressed fear that any disturbance among the unruly ' Moros of the southern islands would be made an excuse for intervention: Scores Must Prove Bail Bonds Good SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 19.-Scores of defendants in Federal liquor cases here have been ordered into court to prove the sufficiency of their bonds, as the result of a Supreme Court order in New York against a bonding firm which has a local branch here. The Supreme Court ordered the bonding company, the Greater City Surety and Indemnity Corporation, to cease doing business. Puccinelli Bros.. Kearny Street bail bond firm who have issued hundreds of bonds here through their agency with the corporation, have been instructed by the State insurance commissioner to cease doing so. And now United States Attorney I. M, Peckham has put back on to the calendar, numerous Federal liquor charges in which defendants were on bail for later appearances, and in which he now demands proof that these defendants are adequately bonded. ; Defendants in the Municipal Court also may be ordered to take out new bonds, if their present bonds are held through the Greater City Surety organization, it was stated today by Presiding Judge Prendergast. Increase of 350 at U. of C. Is Reported BERKELEY, Jan. 19. A registration 350 larger than last year has been announced at the University of California by Recorder Thomas B. Steel. A total of 11,175 students has registered in graduate and undergradufl? divisions as compared to 10,810 last year on the same date. At least 100 more students are expected to register before the close of the Spring semester. Museum Worker to Talk on Textiles SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 19. Etha Wulfl. member of the staff of the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, will lecture there at 3 p. m. tomorrow, on "Eighteenth Century Printed Cotton Textiles." The lecture is in connection with the exhibit of Textiles now being shown at the museum, from the Elinor Merrell Collection, New York. YoutltPuts S&if in Jail AsSacrifice For His Lady Man Breaks Engagement by Fist Fight, Imprisonment For Fiancee's Happiness BERKELEY, Jan'. 19. The girl's mother didn't like him as a suitor and things were not as happy as they should be under the circumstances. ' ' - So William J. Chrisman, 22-year-old beekeeper. 1186 Glen Avenue, Berkeley, chose a novel way in which to make a girl forget him as a means of insuring her future happiness. He lay in wait one night at the girl's home until the latter returned with another escort, Kenneth H. Johnson, 20. 1464 Sixth Street. "Then," Chrisman told Judge Oliver Youngs yesterday, "I sent out a havmaker and knocked Johnson to the ground. I proceeded to beat' up Johnson because i Knew that my actions would turn the girl against me and that, instead of desiring to marry me, she would give me the gate for good. I couldn't see any happiness ahead for us with a mother-in-law who didn't like me and I decided that as long as the girl thought I was pretty good, I'd never be able to break off our engagement. That's why I did what I did." , . "And er-4did the girl act as you hoped she would?" queried the judge.- ,' "Yes, your honor," replied Chrisman. "They've sent her to Ruby. Washington, where she'll probably meet someone else and complete the process of forgetting me." "And you?" asked Judge Youngs. "Oh; well, one doesn't order one's life as he might desire," Chrisman philosophically replied. "I acted for the best, I thought." Johnson appeared as complaining witness against Chrisman as a result of- a fight on the night of December 7, in front of the home of Miss Bculah McMillan, 1629 Hearst Avenue, the girl in the case. He told the court that four stitches were taken for a cut over his right eye and two stitches in an upper lip when he was conveyed to Altn Bates Hospital. Chrisman was treated, for a sprained right hand. "While your reasoning might have been good, your execution was extremely faulty." Judge Youngs commented, when both sides of the case were heard. "Therefore, Mr. Chrisman, I shall sentence you to Z days in the county jail. There was no reason, so far as I can see it, for making an innocent person the victim of experiments in the realm of the heart," Ground to Be Broken For Memorial Tower SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19. - Ground will be broken Monday for the new $100,000 Coit Memorial Tower on Telegraph hill. The project calls for a steel and concrete tower 171 feet high, with a base 73 feet square, and an elaborate electrical system which will floodlight the entire structure. Various art groups in the city protested against the project as being inartistic and out of harmony with the contour and surroundings of the hill, but the Parks Commission, after several heated discussions, decided to proceed with the original project. Senate Filibuster Ends by Agreement As Gag Rule Fails .(Continued From Page I.) Reynolds Tobacco Company, conferred with Speaker Garner, Chairman Collier of the ways and means committee, Majority Leader Rainey and Representative Doughton (D., N. C on a proposal to levy a tax of $3 a thousand on cigarettes, one-sixth of the proceeds to be returned to the States. Representatives of the American Petroleum Institute conferred also with Rainey, Illinois Democrat, on a similar proposal relating to gasoline. Chairman McNary of the Senate agricifltiirSl ' committee said it would seek tomorrow to 'decide what products should be included in the "domestic allotment" farm relief bill. After another committee session devoted to study of the measure passed by the House, influential members expressed the view that it would not be reported favorably upless it is restricted and greatly simplified. ' Even then,, they added a favorable report is not certain. It was also said that members seem to feel the whole thing is a "sham battle" anyway, because of the general belief that President Hoover would veto it. Police Radio Car Picks Up Suspects in Concord Holdup Two Negro robbery suspects wera seized by an Oakland police radio car squad early today five minutes after Contra Costa County authorities radioed a description of two thugs who slugged a Concord cafe man and escaped with $50. The men in custody identified themselves as William Reeves. 26, Market Hotel. Stockton, and Gene Williams, 19, of 5 West Ninth Street, Stockton. :.t:;: They were arrested in a garage at 6246 College Avenue by Patrolmen F. L. Harrell and J. , Foster, radio, car operatives. ' .v . " The Concord bandits felled Ray Love, 32, in Smith's Cafe, with a blow from a sandbag, and then took $5 from his pockets and $45 MANY BILLS WILL OFFER FARM RELIEF Congressmen Determined To Enact Measures That Will Delay Foreclosures By F. G. VOSBURGH. Associated Press Staff Writer. WASHINGTON, Jan. 19. The lurmcr lacing me ioh: ui nia jujiiiv because he cannot pay mortgage installments or taxes is one of the chief concerns of Congress. The plight, at the fasmer as told in dispatches from a score of states principally in the West , and South has given rise to a bumper crop of bills designed to give him help before it is too late. Whatever may be in store for the "domestic allotment" price boosting bill now temporarily bogged down in a morass of Senate doubts, there is no question of a determination among senators and representatives to act before the present session ends Slid throw a life line uf Federal credit into the rural sections. MORATORIUM PROPOSED. Members of Congress view the mortgage problem as the most pressing in the entire range of farm relief needs, more imperative even than measures to raise the prices of the products the agriculturist produces from his soil. They talk in terms of billions in proposing plans and contemplate the use of the tremendous borrowing" power of the Reconstruction Corporation as the reservoir- ot funds and the Agricultural Credit which the money would be distributed in loans. Some call for outright moratorium" on mortgage foreclosures. One of this type just perfected by Senator Hull D., Tenn ), contains the assertion that such legislation is necessary "with a view of overcoming unprecedented panic conditions which seriously threatens the destruction of agriculture." OTllER BILLS PLANNED. A billion dollars would be placed at the disposal of the Reconstruction Corporation under the Hull measure to be used in paying the farmer's mortgage loan, to secure the postponement of foreclosures for two yeas and to pay his back taxes. The money would be loaned without interest. Senator Harrison (D.. Miss.), lias a proposal which would direct thc corporation to lend the owner of mortgaged property either urban or fiirm enough money to pay the taxes for-two years. A bill offered by Senator George (D., Ga.i. would authorize loans riip to three billion dollars and would have the Federal Government take oyer farm mortgages at 50 peiycenfitheir original value provided the mortgagee is willing. Cheyenne Dusted by Record Wind Storm CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 19. (UR) Cheyenne housewives prepared today to do a little early spring houseTe"8ning. A dust storm which accompanied an 84-milo-an-hour wind here transplanted no small amount of the Wyoming landscape into Cheyenne home. The wind was the strongest recorded here in 60 years. The dust was so bad motorists- were compelled 'to drive with their' lights turned on in mid-day. Police Shoot Two Robbers in Chase .TOLTET. HTT Jan. 19 fll.R) Police fought a 20-mile running gun battle with three robbers today, forced their automobile into a curb in a city street and shot two. A policeman was wounded in the arm. The third robber escaped. The three had taken 30 suits and other merchandise from a clothing store at Mendota. 111. One of the robbers was wounded critically. Volcano of Java In Full Eruption SERANG, Java, Jan. 19. (fP) The volcano Krakatoa, which was active for a time last February, has burst into full eruption, throwing lava to enormous heights. The uninterrupted flow some times shoots 3000 to 4500 feet in the air. Molltson Tests Ship For Atlantic Flight LONDON, Jan. 13. 'U.R) Capt. J. A. Mollison, noted long-distance flier, flew over to Ireland today to prepare for a flight to South America. In his original announcement of this project he said his wife, Amy Johnson, might accompany him. ' from the cash register of the cafe. He was found unconscious behind the counter by George Smith, proprietor of the restaurant. A description of the men was put on the air by Contra Costa authorities at 3 a. m. forty minutes after the holdup. Five minutes later, Harrell and Foster who had" received the radio warning, saw the suspects walk into the College Avenue .'parage.' leaving their machine outside. They were inquiring the route to Stockton from the garage attendant as the officers entered and arrested them. Constable John On and Deputy Sheriffs Rube McNamara and H. B. Holk-nbiugh investigated the Concord robbery.

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