Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on February 11, 1934 · Page 2
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B OAKLAND TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1934 S.RPOLICE JUDGE SUBPOENAS EQUALIZATION BOARD 2-A 7 INTEBPRETATION OF SIM LIQUOR GONTRO ASKED IN LICENSE CASES Judge Schonfeld Acts to End the Clash of Opinions Over Closing of Resorts in San Francisco's Barbary . CJoast District The entire membership of the' State Board of Equalization will be subpoenaed to appear before - Municipal Judge George W. Schonfeld of San Francisco on February 20 to explain the board'! interpre- tatlon of the State liquor control ct, under orden Issued to police yesterday by the Judge. Thii latest development In efforts of the board and San Francisco police to close the newly reeved Barbary Coast, in , which Judge Schonfeld has become a cnn- j : troverslal party through his dls-1 missal of liquor violation cases, came after a hearing he held on tlx men arrested in Barbary Coast rniua nun me,.... "1 shall reauest police toJub- poena the entire membership of the Equalization uoara 10 appear anu ; avnlatn irt nnn emirt what the law ' It, and to give its Interpretation of " It," Judge Schonfeld announced. "I am doing this so that there may be an end to the doubt ana uncertainty . now existing. I don't want any clerks or stenographers or repre. . .. 1 1 1 . iM . ITOMUVC1 11. w want the members themselves." rin li rnvTiKtJEn " With this pronouncement, the r 1udBVTontinued the cases of the ix men until February 20, the date . on which he desires the board members to appear, and order the release of the men on their own , recognizance. Previously they had been at liberty on 1100 bail each. Police made the latest raid on ' the grounds that the resorts did not have beer and wine licenses. ine equalization Board has announced that, both Informally and by formal action of the whole board, It has denied license applications of these resorts. . But In yesterday's court 'hearing several of the defendants, lnclud-; lng Robert Wilson, bartender of the Diana Cafe, said they had applied for licenses and the applications were still pending. , Arresting officers, In objection to Wilson's testimony, deplared that a liquor license application made by ,-the Diana last December had been denied, ' S "What of It? retorted Judge Schonfeld. "That was Jsst year, and 1933 It no longer here," ORDERS RAIDS STOPPED The Judge further, told police that they should cease all raids until the appearance of the board, and particularly abjured officers gainst making arrests In resorts -which . have license applications pending. This drew from Police Captain Fred Lemon, In charge of the Central division the assertion that, Judge or no Judge, he would not alter his policy to raid all places and. arrest all persons, in the Bar bary coast oz eisewnere, wnere intoxicants were found to be sold without a permit Lemon, after the court hearing, went Into a conference, with Police Chief William 3. Quinn, following which the latter dispatched a telegram to the Equalization Board headquarters af Sacramento asking WMb Ul LTV iUIIUOUCU Wkh a complete list of all San Francisco retorts which have liquor license applications pending, together with list of resorts which have been arnica ucanaen, or wuun mi-choc have been revoked or suspended. -In response to the wire, Elwood Squires, secretary of the equalization board, declared that applications for sale of beer and wine had been filed by the Inferno, Midway, Diana, Moulin Rouge and Harry Fine's resort on the "Coast." These ; had been denied, he said, on pro- test of the San Francisco Police J V ... . WttlSi Leading Hair end Scalp SptcMut-Forty-llv Ojfiru -j- Oahlandt 1404 Franklin St, 726 Insurance Bid. (St par at t Depm-tmmti for Man and If omen) :. J. T.t Ml Market St, Men Suite 147 1 WomenH Parifle Bids. HOIKS ie A. K. TO I P, M. IATVRDAT TO iOe F, M. Write.for Fm Booklet, "Hoa t Retain or Regain Your Hair IL UN TO BE Department and none of the appli cant? had applied for hearing. "No temporary permits have been issued to these places and if they are operating it is in violation of the law," Squires declared. APPLICATIONS DENIED "I have been advised , by the Equalization Board that the appli cations Of two of the resorts in volverf in , last night's raid, King Tut s and Shanghai Red's, were de nied this year," stated Lemon. "This presents a strange conflict with the testimony adduced in Court. Nevertheless we're going ahead and arrest everyone we find selling drinks without licenses. "It's Just a question of a different interpretation of the law. Judge Schonfeld interprets it one way, and I Interpret it another." Meanwhile the board and local authorities throughout the State were awaiting a ruling from At torney-ueneral U. 5. Webb con cerning the right of the board to suspend a liquor license without a hearing. Pending receipt of this ruling, San Francisco police are making no attempt to nalt sales of beer and wine at the Hippodrome and Spider Kelly's, two Barbary Coast resorts which have had their licenses suspended by the Board. PROTE8T RETAIL TAX Meanwhile retail druggists and hardware dealers throughout the State were protesting the levying of a to tax on retail sales of industrial alcohol. Board members at their recent conference in Sacramento decided to levy the tax against retail hardware dealers as set forth in the State liquor control act. It provides a levy of $5 for sales of industrial alcohol in amounts under five gallons and a tax of $50 In sales of larger amounts. Don Marshall, headof the San Francisco enforcement bureau of the Board, revealed that he had been ordered by Fred Stewart, local member, to put his men in the field to collect the tax. Immediately the protests arose. PLAN TEST CASE "Retail hardware merchants In Northern California have protested to this office that Board agents have attempted to collect a S5 tax for sale of industrial alcohol. I have advised" them not to pay the tax under any circumstances and, if necessary, we'll carry the case to the courts," said L. R. Smith, secretary of the Retail Hardware Mer chants Association. "A majority of the stores do not sell five gallons of industrial alcohol a year. The ruling is ridiculous. That stuff can't be used as a bev erage and I can't see where It comes under the control of the liquor act." Illinois Governor Relaxes in Arizona PHOENIX. Ariz.. Feb. Qov. Henry Horner of Illinois, was basking In Arizona sunshine here today making ready for a "strenuous month end" when he will return to his home state to watch over a special session of the State Legislature. The batchelor governor Is spend ing his time on the golf course of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and taking light exercises, He is here for a 10-day vacation to recuperate from a recent attack of Influenza. "Additions' tax problems are fac ing the State of Illinois to care for the wants of the counties and cities of the state," he said. "This will be one of the most Important legislative sessions in recent years, I be-, lieve." . Don't Worry About Baldness Overcome It! When you notice your hoir becoming thin at the (1) temple, (21 crown or (31 frontal don't ust worry obout II. Do some-thing at once to slop your abnormal hair-fall, ond re-orow the hair you have already lost. Come to the nearest Thomas office. The Thomas' end dandruff, Hop falling hair, ond promote hair growth wllh. their 17-year proved treotment. Call -for a free scalp examination NOW. Thomas can help you, too. TRAGIC BIRTHDAY The fourth birthday of Marjori "Mickey" Stevens was a tragic one yesterday. She spent part of the day at the City Hall while her mother, Mr. Marjorie Stevens, 24, told police how her automobile struck and killed John H. McCracken, brother of Mayor William J. McCracken. Mrs. Stevens it expecting another child. Tribune photo. Woman, Whsi Auto Killed Mayor's Brpther, Cites Woes "Dead? Oh, how awful!" Mrs. Marjorie Stevens, 24-year-old expectant mother, uttered this yes terday when she learned that John H. McCracken, 59, brother of Mayor William J. McCracken, had died of injuries received when he was struck by her automobile Friday night at Twentieth Avenue and Foothill Boulevard. Mrs. Stevens heard the news of McCracken's death an hour after he had died at the Alameda County Hospital at 0:30 o'clock yesterday morning. ' It was tragedy upon tragedy for her. Only a short time before the accident she had heard that her brother, M. L. Eiland, 35, formerly of Onkland, had died after a lingering illness in San Francisco. And yesterday was the fourth birthday of her daughter, Marjorie, nick named "Mickey." NOT HAPPY BIRTHDAY 'This isn't a very happy birthday for her, I'm afraid," the young mother said. "We were having a struggle before, but now this it's Just terrible!" . J'l never hurt a living thing in my life, and now to have this happen! There isn't much that I can say now. There Isn't anything I can do to bring him back. All I can say Is that I hope Mr. McCracken's family will not blame me too much." The child was with her mother when McCracken was struck during an evening stroll) "I had borrowed an electric Iron from a friend In East Oakland, and she needed It that night. I took 'Mickey' d drove out and re- Boy in Rush to Runs Before Haste to try out a kite he had just-purchased cost-Robert Fogh, 6-year-old Glenvlew Grammar School student, -his life, police reported, last night after investigating the automobile accident In which he was killed yesterday morning. Carrying (he kite in his hand, Robert " ran " Into- an automobile truck driven by Gus Bonelli of 1850 San Leandro Boulevard, San Leandro, at Fruitvale Avenue and Hopkins Streets. Despite the efforts of Dr. Philip J. Dick, t physician who witnessed the accident, the boy was dead on arrival at the Alameda County. Hospital. Paul Calame, 11, nephew of Police Sergeant H. D. Calame, a neighbor with whom Robert had Diversion of Gas Tax Funds Urged SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10. An increase in the amount of state gasoline tax funds allotted to municipalities was recommended in a resolution adopted today "by the League of CaTITbrnia Municipalities, after it had been introduced by City Manager Hollis R. Thompson of Berkeley. A committee was named to'study methods of bringing about the new apportionment. Homer Buckley, assistant city attorney of Oakland, was appointed vice-chairman of the legislative committee during the closing hours of the League's fourth annual two-day session. FOUNTAIN PENS REPAIRED PEN SHOP 38014TH STREET t turned It. It was when I was com ing home that my car struck Mr. McCracken. "I couldn't help It. He apparently became confused, for he hesitated as he crossed the street, and then stepped back directly in front of the car. I wasn't going very fast becausetbejBtfeet was so bumpy." ' She ae'quesUoned by. police at the scene of the accident, and again yesterday at the City Hall by Inspectors William Haldemann and William Perry. They released her after taking her statement. ' She has been drlvlngfor - five years, she said. FUNERAL PLANS MADE Meanwhile, funeral arrangements were being made by McCracken's widow, Mrs. Mabel McCracken, at the parlors of Grant D. Miller. The funeral will be held tomorrow, but the time and other details have not been determined, it was announced. McCracken died of a basal fracture of the skull. The accident occurred Just - In front of the McCracken home at 1547 Twentieth Avenue. Mrs. Stevens and her husband, R. A. Stevens, live at 1521 Third Avenue. McCracben leaves, in addition to his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Floryce Staring, of Sacramento; and three sons, Melvin, a student at the University of California; Harvey, a rancher near Davis, and Gordon McCracken, who is in the U. S. Nav, stationed at San Pe- East Oakland family and formerly kept a store and was postmaster at Lovelock, New Try Kite Truck Killed been playing before the accident, revealed the circumstances" which took the boys to the shopping district where the accident occurred. "We thought it would be a swell day to fly kites," Paul said, "and Robert and I tried to make one. But we didn't have much luck, so we pooled our money and went down to-buy one. - Robert hurried across the street after we got a kite, and that's when the accident happened." After police questioned Paul and other witnesses they absolved Bonelli of any blame in the accident. ' The dead boy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Victor of 3600 Woodruff Avenue. Besides the parents, he is survived by one brother, Victor, Jr. Funeral services have not yet been arranged. Polytechnic Engineering College ISth n Madlitn Sti.. Oakland. Callt. Ovw SSO0.0OO !nvt4 In plant, laboratories and equipment New Diesel Engine Course "New Radle Courses Ml Collaia awardi regular eolltfe decrcca In Electrical. Mechanical. Aeronautical, Civil.- Radio, Architectural, Minlns and Structural Engineer-Iris. Special eourae in Airplane Mechanic!. Auto Mechanics. Machine Shop, Electiie Shop, Ignition. Battery, etc. Complete EnKlnetring; Coarae la I . . . Twa Year Recommended by manr hleh echooJ i men. ' Wf Sand lor our tree catalogue " i i MiTOIptfpiililf pty"s wt' wwff GRAND JURY OPENS BREAD PRICE PROBE Committee Named in Move To Study Contract for Supplying Indigent Poor A Grand Jury committee of three members was appointed yesterday by Joseph C. Laney, the jury foreman, to investigate bread prices in the Eastbay in connection with the announced decision of the jury to survey Alarrteda County's contract to supply bread to the indigent poor. The committee will hold its firsf meeting Tuesday morning. Members are R. C. Warner, chairman: Ambrose Rivolta and Ambrose Furrer, grand jurymen. ' Meantime, records of County Purr chasing Agent John Sabin relative to prices paid by the County for bread have been ordered locked up pending a committee report, bv Laney. The bread contract for indigents Is now held by the Modern Food Company at a price of 7.40 cents per pound and a Jialf loaf. The contract waj accepted by the Board of Supervisors after the company had been allowed to withdraw a previous bid of 8.89 cents per loaf. It was charged by Laney that had the County acted on the first bid a great saving would have resulted. Dictograph Found In Local Offices bf CWA Causes Stir (Continued From Page 1.) v busy boosting him as candidate for County surveyor at the same election. A complaint that Corglat had made a political speech at a meeting of CWA road workers In the Seventh Congressional District Is understood to have been irhtde to Captain Macauley some time ago. Friends of Corglat protested thai it was not political, but a patriotic address, designed to uphold the morale of the CWA workers. At that time Corglat was Interrogated by Macauley regarding his political plans. Corglat is reported to have admitted that, having run for Congress In 1932, he probably would be In the campaign again this year when it gets under way. It was following this Interview that announcement was made that Corglat had been transferred from the post of assistant administrator to that of counsel. Macauley said yesterday there was no politics in the Alameda County CWA and specifically stated that Hunt would not be a candidate for County surveyor. The rivalry behind the scenes In the CWA here Is said to extend down the ranks to the road workers. The original organization of road workers, known as the Alameda County Road Workers Association, has been holding meetings with more or less regularity In East Oakland. 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The Public Works Administration, Ickes emphasized, now will concentrate Its effort on driving to completion the vast total of work provided for in allotments already made. Ickes' instructions to State public works engineers, said in part: "No more projects should be accepted. It would be unfair to permit municipalities to spend money in preparation of projects when there will be practically no chance of the -ovemment being able to finance them. REPORT REQUIRED "Wjllyjiujease send out word maTnofurtherpF5jects will be considered by-your state board and, as soon as possible, send to this office a complete schedule showing what projects are pending and when in ordinary course you will be prepared to make a final report on them. We would like to have this schedule sent in at once. "The important job aheau of us now is to get all work under contract and push t ..- rapidly as possible." . per 100 lbs. ,9.50 8 SUN - TESTED. ON Pi PLANS Reports made at today's meeting showed ffiat -business conditions are still Improving throughout the State. Employment in the manufacturing industries was 24 per cent higher last month than in the corresponding period of 1933, and factory payrolls were 26 per cent greater. The building industry gained 17 per cent during the year, and retail sales in 52 California department stores increased 19 per cent A special committee to study and recommend legislation by which all the highways in California might be taken over by the State, was appoinetd by President C. C. Teague. A committee was also appointed to draft legislation whereby 3.000,000 gallons of . illegal wine manufactured "during the prohibition era can be made legal and distributed through proper channels and taxed. COLLECTOR CONFIRMED WASHINGTON, Feb. 10. (U.R)-The Senate today confirmed the nomination of Frank J. Duffy as customs collector at Nogales, Aril. 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