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Oakland's Only Locally Owned Locally Controlled Daily Paper (griburo IN THIS SECTION FINANCIAL NEWS FEATURE SECTION UnU Comoudak i AwocWk VOL. CXYIII-r OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1933 35 NO. 125 Cllf SEEKS LOOK. OUT it's a racket by James E. Grant OF TO FOLSOB RE-ELECTION STEALS BEER Presented for the protection of the public and of those, who, In soliciting trade, conform to approved business ctlilcs.

Material for this series has been takru from the records of police and Federal agents. If you have been victimised by racketeers, write The Tribune. .4 Dmm I fmds 1 1 0 HI BEHTS I JACK GANG rWSf BACKED FOR GETS DRIVER, 1 fill iwnnnrn lunutn I 'l' Civic workers Publicly Truck Piled High With Big Columbia Park Property Owners Pay Off Charges At 25 Cents Dollar Killer of Oakland Policeman Given Two Life Terms, to Be Served 'Consecutively, ft rcrVs Everything he had us in that box "VOU will have to be mora careful in the future," Mr. 'Wilson mid coldly. "That fellow walked ont right under your nose.

With all his baggage, too. It it happens again we will have a new house detective around here." "I couldn't help it, iir," the hotel detective answered. "This fellow pulled a brand new one on me. When he checked in here we looked hi in over. He had two suitcases and his clothes were expensive.

He looked good for the bill." The manager was unappeased. "Yon must have been careless." "No, sir, here is just what happened. He had been here four weeks up to yesterday and lie was down In the lobby talking to the clerk when a messenger hoy came in with a huge box for him. 'Oh, lie says, 'those are the flowers from Meister. Just wait here a minute, son, aiu' I will run upstairs and get you a With that he took the box and got in the elevator.

"A few minutes later he came rushing out of the elevator. 'That crook ran't get away with he yells. 'These flowers are wilted. Come along, kid. I'm going over and wrap them around Meister'a fat And out he went.

"Mr. Wilson, we all stood there grinning while that fellow stormed out of the lobby with that big box in his arms. And, Mr. Wilson, every darn thing he had waa in that box. He had packed it while he was upstairs." (Copyright, 1933, for The Tribune) While her mother Snd neighbors searched frantically for her yesterday, two-year-old Lois Naylor was finding artistic inspiration in the Berkeley police station.

Today she went completely "arty" and gave herself a wind-blown bob. Tribune photo. Oakland-New York Mail Time to Be Cut to 18 Hours Lost Child Learvs to Draw Police Station ing to local officials of United Air Lines. Oakland to New York in 18 Mail, passengers and express will be flown across the continent in this record time, beginning May 22, when a fleet of new high-speed planes is placed into daily service between the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. The new ships will make possible a flying schedulr3iine hours less than that now required to cross the continent over the Oakland- Chicago-New York Passengers leaving Oakland airport at 11:45 p.

m. will arrive in Chicfigo at noon the next day, and in Nw York at 5:45 p. accord At Berkeley BERKELEY, Mny 5. Some day. when two-year-old Lois Naylor is a famous artist, she can truthfully accredit an hour's sojourn in the Berkeley police station for her rise in the artistic world.

For, it was in the deck sergeant's office there that she first tasted the delights of fine art. She also developed a sense of fashion, for upon her return home she gave herself an "arty" windblown-bob on her own initiative. Lost in the pursuit of her new career, it mattered little to Lois that her mother. Mrs. Harvey D.

Naylor, 808 Sixty-first Street, Oakland, was frantically searching for her. Lois went for a walk late yesterday afternoon. She walked half Reduced schedules will also be put into effect on United's-Pacific Coast route. Los Angeles will be two hours' flying time from Oak land, and the San Dicgo-Oakland- Seattle flight time will be eight hours instead of eleven. Twelve of United's new fleet of twin-engined, ltfw-wing transports are already in operation between Oakland and New York, while on May 22 a fleet of twenty will re place all of the company's flying equipment on the transcontinental airway.

The ships are said to cruise at 165 miles an hour, with a top speed of 182 miles an hour. Endorse Councilmen in Next Tuesday's Election Hundreds of community leaders and civic workers of Oakland have endorsed the following candidates for the Oakland City Council in the election next Tuesday: Stanley J. Smith, incumbent; Dr. W. J.

McCracken, president of the Oakland Free Library Board; Glenn E. Hoover, incumbent; Harvey D. Miller incumbent, and Wilhelmine W. Yoakum, incumbent. This was announced today by R.

C. Bitterman, Oakland business man and past president of the Eastbay Safety Council. Bitterman is one of many active civic workers who is seeking the support of voters for the four incumbent councilmen and ur. iwccracKen at tne polls on May 9. "The Council-Manager administration during the last two years, has cut more than $1,000,000 from the previous $7,000,000 cost of the Oakland city government," said Bitterman.

"There has been no corrup tion or scandal in the City Hall during the last two years. $1,000,000 BUILDS CITY "Nearly $1,000,000 has been spent for construction work which has aided unemployed residents of this city. These improvements are of permanent value to the entire community. This work is fully paid for and has been accomplished without special assessments or bond issues. "The savings effected by the City Manager with the aid and support of the City Council amounts to oi taxpayers money every working day.

This important economy has been effected by eliminating needless waste and ex travagance. At the same time city employees have not suffered drastic salary and wage reductions. Records show that men and women employed by the City of Oakland still receive approximately 10 per cent more pay than was received, even ir the boom days 1928 and 1929, by employees of private business in comparable positions! MANY SUPPORT TICKET Among those who have publicly endorsed the candidacy of Dr. McCracken and the four incumbents-Smith, Hoover, Miller and Yoakum, are; Anna C. Claude B.

.1. a. Dumser, Harry G. Newman; Dr. George C.

Pardee, N. J. Previ-ati, Grace De Fremery, O. Homer Bryan, Ezra W. De Coto, Mrs.

H. Ward Campbell, Thomas P. Hogan, Elizabeth M. Sherman, Dr. Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, Dr.

Thomas B. Holmes, T. F. Watson, Mrs. M.

C. Havens, E. W. Lee, Herbert L. Miller, C.

G. McDaniel, Annie Florence Brown. Mrs. H. C.

Usinger, Bernard Silverstein, Judge Charles E. Snook, Dr. Clifford M. Swrfct, Charles H. J.

Truman, Walter Ward, Elbert M. Vail, Judge W. H. Donahue, Cora M. Enright, Herb Dana, Helena M.

Gamble, Mrs. Bertha Allen, Mrs. A. A. Bird, Mrs.

H. G. Sharp, E. C. Washington, Bernard Silverstein, Joseph Silva, Walter Ward, Dr.

T. B. Holmes, J. C. Laney, E.

W. Lee, Mrs. L. K. Bee-vcr, Gladys Barndollar, Markell C.

Baer, Helen S. Artieda, T. F. Mrs. Bertha Allen, A.

J. Mc-Garry, G. S. Gumser, N. J.

Previati, Harry J. Newman, Mrs. H. G. Sharp, Mrs.

A. A. Bird, Dr. J. F.

Slavich, Herbert Q. Beach; Cora M. Enright, George Ellis, Reginald Kittrelle, Edward Folkes, Pete J. Kramer, Harold Page, E. L.

Buttner, W. H. Picard, E. G. Daniels, H.

M. Wolf, Dr. Luella S. Swauger, E. T.

Marks, Bruce A. Wilson, C. C. Cooper, A. J.

McGarry. Youth to Be Tried On Holdup Charge Anthony Pitta, 19, 814 Henry Street, was held to answer in the Superior Court today on a. first degree robbery charge after a hearing before Police Judge George W. Hickman, Albany, sitting for Police Judge Howard L. Bacon.

Pitta and a 15-year-old companion were accused by Charles Pizzorno, 1437 Center Street, of holding him up in his barber shop at that address on April 22. Some days later Pizzorno said he recognized the youths on the street and had them arrested by Patrolman C. L. Anderson. The younger boy is held in the Juvenile Detention Home.

Load of Brew Stopped on Way to L. A. and Emptied Hijackers kidnaped a truck driver and removed 323 cases of legal beer, valued at more than $1000, from his truck on the highway between Salinas and King City last night, according to reports made San Francisco police and the Monterey County sheriff's office. The "3.2 per cent racketeers' forced H. L.

Porter, the truck driver taking the beer consignment to Lor Angeles from San Francisco, to stop his truck beside the highway by threatening to shoot him to death, he reported. Pulling him from the truck, they shoved him into their sedan and took him to Ganzales. 25 miles north of King City. Collins said there were five men in the machine. After holding him prisoner in their car for more than two hours, they returned him to the truck, which had been emptied of its beer consignment.

Porter drove the truck to Salinas and reported the theft. The beer was consigned by the Milwaukee Brewing Company of San Francisco to the Globe Bottling Company and the West Coast Catering Company In Los Angeles. 'Kidnapers Given Spanking at Home SAN FRANCISCO, May 5 Bernard Jensen, aged 6, is safe today from "kidnapers" who demanded $10,000 ransom "or else," in a note left under the door of his home, 2144 Alemany Boulevard on Wednesday. And the would-be kidnapers found themselves thoroughly spanked for their juvenile plot. Po lice who traced them said the note writer is a 10-year-old girl living near Bernard home, and her were a girl of the same age and a boy of 8.

The spankings were administered on recommendation of Inspectors George Page and Wtilter Dcscalso. The three children said they wrote the note because they were "mad at Bernard." The note was found by, Bernard's mother. TONIGHT Tribune radio broadcast Sports Carnival, Industrial Athletic Association, 8 p. Municipal Auditorium. Concert, Alameda Choral Society, 8 p.

Alameda High School Auditorium. Bridge and whist. Old St. Mary's Church, evening, Parish Hall, Eighth and Grove Streets. Radio Research Association meeting, 8 p.

Elk's Club. Simultaneous chess exhibition, 8 p. Oakland Chess and Bridge Club, 1800 Telegraph Avenue. Whist, United Spanish War Veterans, auxiliary No. 72, 8:30 p.

2504 Twenty-fifth Avenue. Whist, Azir Zuanna No. 48, Ladies of the Orient, I. O. O.

8:30 p. Odd Fellows Hall, Eleventh and Franklin Streets. Theosophical Lodge meeting, 8 p. Madison Street Temple, 1433 Madison Street Family Forum of American Institute of Fraternal Citizenship program, evening, 528 Seventeenth Street Ranch Hand's Eye Injured by Splinter DAVIS. May 5.

Cliff Thompson, employed on a ranch near here, will probably lose the sight of his right eye as the result of an injury suffered yesterday. While attempting to drive a steel pin, a portion of steel splintered off and lodged in his eye. Surgeons at the Woodland Clinic were unable to remove the splinter, and Thompson was taken to San Francisco for treatment by a specialist. Little hope was held by surgeons here that sight of the eye could be saved. OkCALEN DAR.

Gasoline for 'Self-Help' Units in Oakland Sought AT THE THEATERS Property owners of the Columbia Park district, storm center of the "paving scandal" of 1929 are settling the bonds against their poperty at th.e ratio of 25 cents oh the dollar. This was disclosed last night when the City Council unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing and directing the City Treasurer to can-eel all penalties due the city for failure to pay the premiums on the bonds issued for the paving of Columbian Drive and Greenly Drive. The resolution was introduced by Councilman Harvey Miller and, according to City Attorney C. Stanley Wood, will finally terminate the paving activities which precipitated a grand jury investigation and the conviction of several persons on bribery and conspiracy charges. TAXES EXCEED VALVE The paving jobs involved, in addition to being of such quality as to cause numerous complaints, resulted in assessments in some instances three or four times as great as the value of the property.

Approximately $90,000 in bonds were issued against the 42 parcels of property on Greenly Drive and 66 on Columbian Drive which were in volved. The bonds were handled first by thes Merchants' FinRnce Company and later by the Elliott Home Company. The Grand Jury revelations pre- I eipitated a series of suits, including action by the city against the contractor, the California Construction Company, asking that all proceedings be set aside on the ground of fraud. The case was transferred to Santa Clara County, and there the decision went against the city. FOR1' LEGAL SERVICE Meanwhile the city had a bill gainst the property owners for legal services, expenses and penalties for delinquencies in the payment of the bonds.

The bill amounted to $756. It is this bill which is set aside by the resolution adopted last night. Wood explained that the city has no authority to waive penalties except where fraud has been proven, but added that the penalty could be legally waived in the "paving scandal" case. Several pieces of property in the district were sold in November, 1930, by former City Treasurer William Davie but Eugene K. Sturgis, attorney for the Elliott Home Company, disclosed today that the individual owners involved are among those who.

have settled. "Nearly all of the bonds remain In the hands of the Elliott Home Company," Sturgis" (said. "We have settled on a 25 per cent basis with bout 50 per cent of the property owners, including those who filed and later instituted saits. We proposed some time ago that the city waive Its penalties and are glad that the council has finally taken that action. The few bonds which were outstanding also have been settled." Sturgis said that much of the property involved was owned by the Realty Syndicate Company and later was taken over by the Bank of America.

This is not involved in the settlements made thus far, he id. Woman Charges $11 Fraud in Title Deal Policy were asked today by Mrs Alike Campbell, 708 Twenty-sev enth Street, to search for an un identified man who obtained. $11 from her, ostensibly as her share in having the to her property earched. She said the man represented himself as the agent of Reno, interests, who proposed to buy her property for the purpose of erecting an apartment house. The title search, he said, was necessary before the deal could go through.

He obtained the money on Monday, she said, and failed to return. Mistake Wins Delay on Fine For Speeding Because Mrs. Marguerite Hubbard, 34, 2624 Foothill Boulevard, mistook the date on which she was to pay a $5 fine for speeding, and because of Police Judge Howard L. Bacon's temporary absence, she has a further stay of 11 days before she must pay her fine. Mrs.

Hubbard, mother of three children, works as a part-time clerk at Mills College. She was given a traffic ticket, April 4, by Motorcycle Officer Leo Brandt, who said she was driving 38 miles an hour in" a 25-mile zone. She pleaded not guilty. Judge Bacon found her guilty and fined her $5, giving her until yesterday to pay. When she failed to show up in court yesterday, the judge issued a bench warrant, and she was brought into court today by Warrant Officer E.

O. Bennett "I thought Judge Bacon said Friday, not Thursday," Mrs; Hubbard pleaded. "I'll give you till May 17, In Judge Bacon's absence," Police Judge HieJrmarf.iV AJKanv inri her. According to police records, Mrs. Hubbard has now been fined four times for speeding offenses $10 in 1929, and $5 each on December.

1, 1931, and February 18, 192i SANTA ROSA, May 5. Andrew Mareck, San Francisco underworld character, was taken to Folsom, Prisnn todav. less than 12 hours after he had been convicted by t. jury here for the slaying of Special Patrolman Carlos Carrick, former Oakland policeman. Waiving time tor appeared before Judge Doriald Geary this morning and was sentenced to life imprisonment given an additional sentence of five-years-to-life on first degree robbery charges.

The sentences will run consecutively, Judge Geary ruled. JURY OUT SEVEN HOLnw. After seven hours' deliberation; a jury in Judge Geary's Court late last night found Mareck guilty of. murder and of first degree robbery on two counts. In returning a.

verdict, the jury recommended life imprisonment Plea for a new trial was maae in court this morning by William Fer-riter, associate defense counsel, before Mareck was sentenced. Judge Geary denied the plea, ruling that Mareck had had a fair and impartial trial by jury. Ferriter then gave notice of appeal. FOUND PRIOR RECORD. Mareck was sentenced to Folsom as the jury found a fourth count of the indictment, alleging Mareck to have served a prior felony sentence in the Missouri State Penitentiary, to be tre.

An attempt to hav. Mareck transferred to San Quentin Prison willxbe made immediately by defense counsel. Ferriter stated that the latter count of the indictment was in error, that Mareck did not serve a penitentiary sentence for a felony, but served a reformatory sentence as a 16-year-old youth, for a petty offense. i Immediately following passing' of sentence, Mareck was taken to' Fol som Prison by Sheriff Mike Flohr and Chief of Police Charles O'Neal. The prisoner was given a few minutes in which to say goodbye to his wife, Mrs.

Thclma Mareck, 26, and his mother. "Anyway," I'm hot a rat!" he shouted at this He -charged Tony Cardinale, alleged member of his gang, who is now awaiting trial with Frank Gingg and Ralph Thatcher, with attempting to "throw ownership of 'th murder gun to him." HAY WARD. Hayward "Sailor's Luck" and "Tragedy of Mt. Everest" California "Kid from Spain Lorin "The And "Men Are Such Fools." Oaks "Secrets." Rivoli "State Fair." Strand "Dangerously Yours." U. "Evenings for Sale" "Golden West" United Artists "Private Jones' and "Pleasure Cruise." 20 YEARS AGO May 5, .1913 (The DayWas Monday) EASTBAY NEWS.

Germans from the bay cities gathered at the Altenhelm in Frultvale yesterday to honor inmates'ot th home for the aged. Principal'wer, made by Alb' Kayser, presi riant fit thft AIU AGINKU9 It A BIRO WHO TfllM pro soFttN were 1 and Max J. Kuhl, pa Mcetommts WITH Tt AM AN9 Francisco, VS Members of th La Paloma Club are making preparations tor their second annual ball, which, wilt take place Wednesday evening at Maple HalL Mr. ant Mrs. Leroy B.

Hackett will lead the grand march. i Tribdudt will give a minstrel show, on May 29 and 30 at Adelphian Hall, Alameda. Gerald E. Goggin will be interlocutor while soloists vill be J. Didier, B.

O'Brien and Huber. LONDON May 8. Sir- Edward Grey, the British foreign minister, announced at today's meeting of the ambassadors that Monenegro had unconditionally jplaced the question of the future of ScutarL In the hands of the European powers. NEW" YORK, May 8. "King's Bridge landmark of 100 years standing and a "resort where Edgar' Allen Foe.

used tj wait for eorne bacK Trent unappreciative editors, is about to give away to the march of progress. It is on the site of what will be new American League basev park next Summer at SNSH9, ah A plea for aid In solving thetnent ran be worked out between a mile from her home to Fairview and Adeline Streets, She didn't think she was lost, but Mrs. I. Swanson, of 1924 Virginia Street, suspected it and so took her to the Berkeley station. While awaiting the usual frantic telephone call, Patrolman Norman Harsted provided her with crayons and paper.

She had developed cpiy-J siderable artistic talent by the time her mother located her, Harsted said. Somewhere during her travels, Mrs. Naylor said. Lois must have encountered something new in feminine hair-dressing fashions. Today she found a pair of scissors and gave herself a strictly original wind-blown bob.

the cities and the companies so that a sufficient supply of gasoline can be given to these groups to permit them to carry on their program." The organization operates units nt. 375 Fifteenth Street; 626 Webster Street, East Eighteenth Street and Thirteenth Avenue, Sixty-eighth Avenue and Centini Street, and Fiftieth and.San Leandro Avenues. The average family affiliated with the group has four children dependent upon its aid. S. F.

DivorceeWeds Again in New York The marriage of Mrs. Prince Wol cottof San Francisco, divorced wife of Roger Wolcott, former San Francisco business man, to Stedman Shumway Hanks of Boston and New York, was reported in dispatches from the latter city today. Mrs. Wolcott is the daughter of the late Dr. Morton Prince of Boston.

She is the mother of Mrs. Henry Hill Collins born of the marriage to Wolcott. Hanks is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stedman Hanks of Boston.

Wolcott is the son of the late Roger Wolcott, former Governor of Massachusetts and ambassador to Italy. HOME FROM HAWAII. SAN FRANCISCO, May 5. Mr. and MrsTat O'Brien, Hollywood movie stars known there as "the Hollywood Pats," are back here after a vacation trip to the Hawaiian Islands.

They will spend a few days visiting friends and seeing the sights before returning south. TOMORROW! Tribune radio broadcast. Annual rose show, day and evening, Hotel Oakland. Athens Club dinner dance, 6:45 P- rn. "Prosperity" dance, Oakland Mannerchor, evening, German Pioneer House, 32 Home Place.

Dinner dance, 8 p. Hotel Oakland. Barn dance, St. Francis Club of St. Francis De Sales Church, evening, St.

Mary's High School, Per-alta Park, Berkeley. Whist, First Spiritual Church, 8:30 p. 819 Athens Avenue. Dance, Old Style Dance 8:30 p. Pacific Building.

Whist, Fairfax Community Club, 8:30 p. 5234 Foothill Boulevard. Spiritual Aid and Mission whist, 8:45 p. 538 Twenty-fourth Street. Dance, State Societies; 8:30 p.

I. O. O. Temple, Bancroft Way and Fulton Street, Berkeley. "Prosperity hop," Y.

M. I. and Y. L. evening, Veterans' Memorial Hall, Niles.

Dinner dance 9 p. Hotel Clare-mont Woodlander Freed Of Drunk Driving WOODLAND, May 5. Carl Ed-son was acquitted by a Jury of charges of drunken driving here yesterday. The defense contended that his condition following an accident on Main Street here last January was the result of a blow on the head and not from intoxication. Mrs.

Norman Simpson and her small daughter, who were in the car struck by Edson's machine, were seriously hurt in the accident Allendale "No Other Woman" and "Monkey's Paw." American "You Said a Mouthful" and "Night of June 13." Broadway "No Man of Her and "Afraid to Talk." Capitol "They Just Had to Get Married" and "Dynamite Ranch." Century "Week-End Marriage" and "Behind the Mask." Dlmond "Child of Manhattan." Fairfax "Child of Manhattan." Fox-Oakland "A Bedtime Story." Frultvale "Son-Daughter" and "Easy Street" Fulton "Not Fit to Marry." Golden State "State Fair." Granada "They Just Had to Get Married" and "Air Hostess." Grand-Lake "King's Vacation" and "Big Cage." Moulin Rouge Burlesque Orpheum "Picture Snatcher." Palace "State Fair." Parkway "They Just Had to Get Married" and "Devil Commands." Piedmont "They Just Had to Get Married" and "Igloo." Roxie "Vampire Bat" and "Goona-Goona. Senator "Face In the Sky" and "Texas Bad Man." State "Cynara" and "King of the Jungle." 'Hell's Highway" and "Pack Up Your Troubles." Uptown "Madame Butterfly" and "Lucky Devils." ALAMEDA. Alameda "Penguin Pool Murder" and "She Done Him Lincoln "Divorce-in the Family" and "Golden West." Neptune Palace "Devil. Is Driving" and "Fourth' Horseman." A SAN LEANDRO. Palace "Strange interlude." nrohlem of supplying fuel for the operation of trucks by 'self-help" groups affiliated with the Alameda County Surplus Supply, was issued today by Mrs.

Wilhelmine W. Yoakum, member of the Oakland City Council. "Some way must be found to aid these groups who need only gasoline for their trucks to assure them of food," Mrs. Yoakum declared after visiting the seven units maintained by the relief organization and a survey of the methods used in aiding 1172 families and nearly 400 single persons who are not on the county relief rolls. SERVICE PRAISED "These units are well maintained and are doing a fine service.

One of the things about them which I admire most is that they give help first, when it is manifestly needed, and investigate afterward. "Vegetables, bread and other ar ticles obtained from wholesalers and farmers are distributed to regis tered members, many of whom do some work to assist in the plan. 'But they need approximately 150 gallons of gasoline a week to operate the trucks with which they gather their supplies for distribution. The city has given about 100 a week to this group since October, a part of about 4000 gallons distributed to such enterprises. Some of the major gasoline companies also have been giving fuel but this has, not been systematized and has not met the problem.

CITY TO REDUCE QUOTA "Now the city faces the necessity of reducing its allotment. "It is my hope that some arrange- MR. AND MRS. A Punctured Alibi For Prrys SAKE, IF yovRE SoiMG To Yawh hiw yoU ARE UlUPN niiC CRAVE fcvnu l.wv mcavk fvOKfc li imnot-U 1LJJI --r Talking Tb Yoo.

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