B A-V WtiERE STORM PUT OUT SUN 2 GAHDIDATES BRIDE-TO-BE ..... A . .v,.. - CITY COUNCIL OAKLAND TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 1935 SACRAMENTO KI!! if; Be LIQUOR UREEDQN WEDHESOflK K JJ s .AT Fate of Merriam Plkn to Have State Absorb County Roads to . Be Decided y ANTHONY F. MOITORET ; SACRAMENTO. March 16.-The legislature tomorrow enters upon Its heaviest week of business since the 1935 session convened, with a aerie f committee hearings scheduled on some of the more important jssues before it . The fate of Governor Frank F." -Merriam's'plan to have the State Highway System absorb all county roads, repeal of the anti-syndicalism law, proposed delay of the transfer of public utility op erating properties to the County assessment rolls, the San Fran-eUco Harbor transfer issue, the dairy control bill and various liquor controTeasures "will be decided at hearings slated by Senate and Assembly committees during the next few days. The Townsend Plan resolution, hanging fire 'since its rejection by the Senate last Tuesday, is expected to be finally disposed of on, Monday. Governor Merriam expresses confidence that the meastire will carry, but declared he is giving his attention to other matters. The administration tonight was understood to be hopeful that it could switch two negative votes, giving it 20 for the resolution, claiming to have the promise of Senator Edgar Stow, of Santa Barbara, that if bis was the only voted needed for victory,, he would support the resolution. He did not vote last Tjjgsday. OPPOSITION STANDS PAT However, there are no signs that the Governor or hi lieutenants have broken the resistance of the v28 Senators opposed to- the resolution. While the first reaction to the failure of the $200-a-month pension plan endorsed was a" shower of indignation messages from Townsend planners, the last few days have seen letters and telegrams of commendation arriving. Popular support, it, is evident, is clearly behind the Senators who declined to become rubber stamps. While the Senate is acting on " the Townsend Plan resolution; the Assembly will nave up for pas- sage as a special order of business the bill of Assemblyman ' Charles W. Lyon to extend the sales tax to renting or leasing of tangible personal property and to materials furnished by consumers'" for the fabrication: of' articles. About; $10,000,000 additional revenue Is expected to be raised if he measure passes.' Some opposition has arisen and a lively debate Is expected. ; The ; Assembly . Revenue and 'axatidn. Committee will make a ew attempt on Tuesday night to ;et some of the major tax measures , ' f the administration started on heir way. The real estate transfer ix, the bank and corporation fran-hise tax Increase and the personal come tax measures will be con-lered. 0 INCOME. TAX ISSUE . All the personal income tax bills fore the Senate, as well as the -ill to increase the sales tax to 3 er cent, will be given a" hearing 'jy :;the Upper House Revenue and Taxation Committee on Wednesday night. There are four income- tax bijls, an administration measure frbm Senator Will R.lSharkey of Contra , Costa' County, scheduled to raise $17,500,000; a bill by Senators William F. Knowland of Alameda County, Harold J. Powers of " Modoc County, John B. McColl of Shasta County and Andrew Pierb-vich of Amador County, with the same estimated" revenue goal, both "providing for rates of approximately one-third of the Federal income tax; a Farm Bureau bill, introduced by Senator A R. Schottky of Mer ced County, and the Epic bill of Senator Culbert L. Olson of Los Angeles County, which would raise f50,OO0,00O. Wednesday will be a .day -crowded with committee " hear--jngs, starting at 9 o'clock In the morning, at" which hour the Assembly Committee1' on1 Commerce and Navigation will consider the two rival bills to. relieve the State of responsibility for managing San Francisco' waterfront One of the measures would transfer the harbor to' the San Francisco city and county government, while the other provides for creation of a port district, with control removed from . the San Francisco City Hall. ' In the forenoon, also, a the Senate Unemployment Committee will have up Senator -Olson's cooperative self-help,, relief unit bill. In the evening the Senate judiciary group will decide the fate of his proposal to place the State in the liquor business. This measure seems scheduled for tabling. LIQUOR-BILLS. VARIED ' All the liquor bills before the Assembly, covering a wide variety of . suggestions on- how to handle control -of alcoholic beverages, will be the. subject of a public hearing be- - fore the Public Morals Committee of the Lower House Wednesday afternoon. ' - . " 1 . The stellar attraction of Wednesday, however, is the joint public session of the Senate and Assem- -bly committees on roads -and' highways, which will listen to - both sides of the highly-controversial Administration plan to wrest county roads away from the various Boards of Supervisors. This debate will begin at 2 o'clock and it-is expected to draw the largest audience of the week. -Another joint session set for Wednesday afternoon is that of the Senate and Assembly livestock and dairy committees, which will hear the arguments on the bill of Senator Sanborn Young of Santa Clara County to set up a, milk control board in a given area with power to regulate the production and marketing of milk. Opponents of the measure charge that it is aimed against cash and carry sales of milk and that It would tend to Increase mil prices. mkm Miss Toria Pinckney, who won her mate's papers at 1 7, will become the bride of Eugene Huntington Benson, Jr., Thursday in Berkeley. Girl Skipper Selects Mate RFBVTTTJrV" March f6.u Miss Toria Pinckney, who won interna-. tional fame four yearr ago, wnen she was 17. bv winning her papers as fourth mate of an ocean uner, today took out another Kino. 01 "moWs" narwin a tnarriaee license Kvt Thursdnv he will become the bride of Eugene. Huntington Benson Jr., 30, of 2631 college Avenue, at a eeremonv at St Clement's Church. Miss Pinckney is the daughter of V. H. Pinckney, president of a steamship line," and Mrs. Pinrltnpv nf S425 Relerave Place. Miss Pinckney had "logged" 16,000 miles in her own log book, as a regular working passenger on her father's ships, before she was 16, and had become an expert operator nf the .sextant. She was ffiven her navigation papers a year laier. C PAINTING HERE '"'Viewed by thousands in the various cities of the United States and Canada, one of the world's most fa. mous allegorical and symbolic paint ings is on view for a short time at the Jackson Furniture 'Company's Store, 13th and Clay Streets. The painting, a massive canvas 10 feet by 14, is the work of A. D. M, Cooper, noted California artist whose religious thematic, works have been widely known for many years. It is titled The Precipice of Life," was painted 30 years ago, and took the artist two years to com plete. At a conservative valuation, it is said to be worth $50,000. ' CELEBRATED THEME The theme of this great work is one that has captured the imagina tion of poets, writers and painters down the centuries the two paths through life, which Jead the way farer to Heaven, or to Hell, in ae cordance with the road he has chosen to take on earth. Those historical figures of history, who followed alone the flesh-pots of life Nero, Mark Anthony, Cleopatra, Salome stand grouped in the foreground, their figures, lurid with the red glow from the nether re. gions, their feet set on the brink of that precipice which marks the" headlong, heedless plunge into Hades. " .' . . Behind them rides .Safari on .his black steed; at. his heels, lurks shrouded Death. Heedless, the doomed ones go to their fate. Nero quaffs a . golden goblet; Grecian girls pour golden wine. Luxury, greed, vanity, pomp are stamped on their brows and in their bearing, Their feet are set in' the way of eternal damnation. UPWARD PATH . On a. hill to the right, the glowing figure of the Christ beckons those who, wearying of the scenes of dis sipatioh below, have taken the rough and tortuous path that leads to Heaven. , Onward, upward, their ears straining to catch the first Celestial melodies of the heavenly choirs, the pilgrims toil to their glorious reward. Jackson's have made special preparations to accommodate the crowds that are visiting the painting during its stay here. ' , Chile Seeks Data On Grain Elevators t' BERKELEY, March 16. Because California's problems are similar to those of Chile, the latter country is seeking assistance in construction of grain elevators for Chilean ports. To obtain important Information in this field, "Mario P. Hanes, Chilean consul at San Francisco, has been in conference .with .experts int this field at the Davis branch of the-University-of California .College of Agriculture. . Senor Hanes conferred with J.W. Gilmore, professor of agronomy, fewho has made a study of the sub ject and who has spent much time in Latin America, and with J. R. Long and Roy Balner, assistant professors of agricultural engineering, who have been prominent in structures dealing: with -bulk han dling of grain. San Joaquin Gains , Enrollee Allotment STOCKTON, March 16. The number enrolled from San Joaquin County for CCC camps this Summer has been increased from 60 to 170, it was announced today by Paul Taylor, local enrollment agent. Applications will be received starting ApuiLl ant. prior to that time Taylor plans to speak at meetings in Esca-lon, Manteca, Lodi, Tracy and Rijion, telling of benefits of the jCCC camps. WORLD I Yield 1 of $4,000,000 Per Annum Is Estimated by Backers t .Senate Quiz S A fTR A MTTCTO. March 18NeW State revenues of $8,000,000 a bien-nium today were pointed out to the Senate committee investigating -the manufacture and marketing of' alco holic beverages through a stamp tax 01 W cents a gauon on nara uquui, to be paid by the consumer. -Various witnesses emphasised the need of making a distinction be tween wine and beer on tne one Viand and hard liauor on the other. pointing out that the first could be considered food armies, on wnicn the tax burden should not be in-warl whprpk the latter could be consideredfaJuxury and well able to support a iax. " Senator Walter Duval, chairman of the revenue and taxation com mittee." although not one oi tne probers, i participated, in the tax nhnco nf the inauirv and manifested much Interest in the testimony of Louis J. Gilbert , of the cauiornia Liquor Industries Association, that hard liquors could oe taxea i cents a gallon. Gilbert said the consumption of hard liquors in Cal-inOT, mnnnnon eallons a year l.Vl 1. " I " ' o - and at the stamp tax rate suggested, would bring in $4,ooo,ooo a year. NO TAX AT PRESENT There is no State tax on hard ii. f Trppnt The Senate two years ago passed a bill calling for such a tax, but It failed in the Assembly. iiiH.f urffpri that an acinronrla- tion of $30,000 be allowed the State nDV4 nf Hpalth for more inspectors Liuniu - .ViaHr lm on liauor law Hearing from Representatives of some of the smaller wineries today, the Committee was given a series of protests against any increase In ci.u lav nn win - J. E. Disardi of Martinez, H. L, Markwith of t .nH Parkard J. De Flores of Acamp, urged State regulation of nH Enforcement of wine standardization. Digardi said "the wine men cannot get together, while De Flores held it impossible for the wineries to regulate mem selves..; . ..-, ,. NOT OPPOSED TO TAX tt t nannn Rnrramcnto reore sent'ative of a national wholesale drug concern, said a reasonable ex- nn hard liauor would not be objectionable. Frank E. Morten- son 01 me aouma, wmi Business Association, agreed, - but said State liquor stores wouia mean confiscation. He favored a graduated tax scale with the larger hipher licenses. v WnnHsrhn. Nana County wine rnan, complained -that various taxes made wine too cosuy ior mc consumer. " He " defended - the-old time saloon. ' "It was better than what we have today," he said-- "The people tnem-selves are to blame for present con-Thpv voted for them." Claus Mangels .owner of a winery nf rnrHplia. naid old- stock held thmuffh nrnhihition times, was re' sponsible for the inferior quality of nma nf thp first wines on me marlret after reneal. . fUnalnr Andrew Pierovlch of Amador County, chairman of the .committee, said iU members would confer next week on the report to be made to the Legislature. . 2 U. of C. Men Held On Bad Check Charge wttptcf.1 .FY. March 16. Fur ther "research" activities of two univeritv graduates were halteq today as George Christal, 27, Stan- ,fordgraduate, and irancis j. neio,e-mann, 34, who claims Illinois as his alma mater, were being held in jail awaiting arralgnrnent on Monday before -Judge Oliver Youngs for passing bad checks on local, merchants. Patrolman Wesley J. Compton re turned the two men from Los An' geles: Heidemann is an airplane me chanic and former ''owner of a "drive-yourself" agency in . Bcrke ley. . Christal, who told police he was working for a Ph. . D, , degree, admitted passing three checks for $15.19 on O. S. Bolton, pharmacist, 1888 San Pablo Avenue. Heidemann is charged with two bad checks approximating $10. Naturalist to Speak At Church Service BERKELEY, March 16. C. A. Harwell, chief naturalist of Yo-semite National Park, will speak at 5 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the regular Sunday vesper service at St. John's Presbyterian Church, Colleger Avenue and Derby Street Harwell, formerly principal of Emerson School, Berkeley, will give a unique rendition of bird calls of Yosemite in an address of "Music of the Out-Of-Doors." Dr. Stanley Armstrong Hunter, pastor of the church, will give a brief address on "Through Nature to God". . - - Dr. Hunter has asked persons attending" the service to bring do nations of , old, magazines for the Civilian Conservation Camp in Yosemite Park. Campfire girls will be in attendance in recbgnition "of the 23rd birthday of their organization. Official of W. B. A. . Guest of .Review "Mrs. Leora Gonsalve), managing deputy, was the guesf-of Golden Gate. Review No. 112, W. B. A., at the last meeting. , The review J?lans to help entertain the guests of the State convention to be held liere April 11-13. About 100 delegates are anticipated. Mrs. Sallie Botzler of Texas, supreme vice-president, will be guest of honor. Kathryn Billings was elected delegate from Golden Gate, with Hazel Nolan as alternate- i MENTALLY FIT, TOPIC Edward Carr of the University of Calif orhfe will be the speaker at the meeting of the Sclot Luncheon Club at- 1908 Broadway, Tuesday noon. "Keeping. Mentally Fir wiU be his subject . Vollmer, Warren, Barrows Will Be Eastbay Delegates On Sacramento Program SACRAMENTO, March 16. Dis trict Attorney Earl Warren of Alameda County, August Vollmer and Dr. David P. Barrows, of the University, of California, will be the Eastbay representatives on the speaking program of the anti-crime conference called ". by Governor Frank F. Merriam. The conference, to last two flays., will ravn nn Wednesday in the Sacramento Municipal Auditorium. Governorsof 11 Western States haVe been invited to attend or to send their representatives. Governor Merriam today issued a statement in which he .said the suc cess of the conference, on the basis nf acceDtances of Invitations ex tended bv" him.' was assured. .. Na tional and State criminal authori ties, the Governor said, have prom ised to be on hand to give tne conference the benefit 6f their ex perience and advice. GOVERNOR'S STATEMENT The Governor's statement said in part: -- "Representatives of the unitea States Government coming here at the request otAttorney General Cummings end of J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the Division of Investigation of the Department of Justice, and of Catherine Lenroot director Industrial Division. Federal Chil dren's Bureau, as .well as. State, County and municipal peace officers, will address the conference. "Every aspect of our great and increasinelv Brave criminal prob- Jen. will be. discussed. "It is hoped that a direct consequence of this two-day meeting, i improved criminal laws will be adopted by the States and that the entire machinery of law-efl-forcement will be strengthened. "Particularly, it is ' anticipated that more effective cooperation will be developed between the States in the matter Of apprehending and holding fugitive criminals, . who now - enjoy greah . a.d va n.t Ages through , the loopholes and delays occasioned by our present contradictory and conflicting State criminal laws. H GOVERNORS INVITED . "The Governors of eleven Western States have been invited to attend the conference and to have their State representatives present. Replies from the Governors are expected within-the next two or three days. "The attendance of every peace off icer. abletq be present is earnestly desired, and a general Invitation to attend is extended to district attorneys, sheriffs, police chiefs and others Interested in crime prevention both in California and . other Western States. All the meetings of the conference will be held in the Sacramento Memtrial Auditorium and will be open to the public. "Among those already assigned places on the conference program are; "Hon. Justin Miller, chairman of the United States Attorney General's Committee on Crime, Washington; Hon. Joseph E. Keenan, assistant director, Bureau of Investigation "of the", Department of Justice, Washington; Beatrice Mc-Connell, assistant director, Industrial Division, Federal Children's Byreau, Washington; Hon. Earl Warren, district attorney, Alameda County, Hon. August Vollmer, University of California; Chief of Police James E. Davis, Los Angeles; Chief of . Police. William J. Quinn, San Francisco; Sheriff Eugene W. Blscaliuz, Los Angeles; Hon. U. S. Webb, State attorney general. Hon. David P. Barrows of the State University, Hon. James A. Johnston, warden of the Federal Prison at Alcatraz, 'and Hon. John Francis Neylan have been requested to speak at the conference. COOPERATION PRAISED "The very generous cooperation of the Federal Government authorities, and the readiness of State, county and municipal officials to contribute to a full and practical discussion of the problem created by the modern criminal and his activities should enable us to make much greater headway in what to some extent, has been a losing battle against organized crime.'' "I very much hope that as -a-re-sult of this 'conference Immediate and specific recommendations will be drafted looking to the adoption by the States of model codes of criminal procedure and to a more effective coordination of effort between the Federal Government and the States, between the States themselves, and between the peace officers within the States and their political subdivisions.- "Information concerning any phase of the conference may be obtained by addressing the Governor's office In Sacramento." . Santa Cruz Renews Breakwater Request SANTA CRUZ, March 16.-A1-though" an adverse report bas been made on the Santa Cruz breakwater project by the investigating board of Army engineers to Congress, the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce will appeal the matter. Louis Beverino, head of the chamber's breakwater ... committee. Informed yesterday that the report to! the Committee on Rivers and Harbors in the Lower House by Army Engineers following a public hearing here seven months ago, said the project on which residents of this community have worked since 1863 would not be dropped. Army engineers found "that the benefits expected to result from construction of a breakwater at Santa Cruz would be almost entirely local ini.character and it recommends that no work of lm provement be undertaken, by the United Stales at the present time." rr: ir: v. v1"! '? , . t 3 DENVER, March 1 6. Spring and big winds have arrived in the Rocky Mountain region. Thousands of tons of dust from Eastern Colorado farm lands were in this dust cloud that descended on Denver. Visibility was near zero, and automobile SAN LEANDRD IN BUS WAE SAN LEANDRO, March 10. City officials of this community and Hayward will appear before the State Railroad Commission Monday afternoon to add their support to the fight against the issuance of a temporary restraining order against busses now operating in place of street cars between San Leandro and Hayward, and Oakland. , Denied Tehearlng on the Commission Wilfer granting the East Bay Street Railways Ltd., permission to substitute "busses for street-cars, the Peerless Stage Company has ln- dlcated that it will carry its plea to the Supl-eme Court, and has asked that the Commission restrain the street railway concern from fur ther operation of the bus service until the matter is settled. The protest is based on a claim that the stage company" pioneered in the field and that the territory served does not warrant operation of two bus lines. Representatives of -the - railway -company contend that no injunction should issue, and that in view of the Commission order the company should be permitted to start removal of car tracks between the Haywara terminus and Begier Ayenue in San Leandro. Proposed improvement of East Fourteenth Street and Castro Street, Its' extension in Hayward" pends 'On removal of the rails, and the State Highway Department has Issued a call for bids to be opened on April 3. City officials are anxious to have the controversy settled as quickly as possible, so as to secure pavemehf work", now considered a vital necessity. - . . ... Quentin Felon Sues for Liberty SAN FRANCISCO, Mareh 18.-Anthony Durand doesn't think San Quentin is the proper place for a person convicted on asimple drunk charge to spend his time, especially after he has already served 180 days in the Ls Angeles County Jail. So, through Attorney Gladys Towles Root, of Los Angeles, he today petitioned the District Court of Appeals for a writ of habeas corpus to effect bis release.' During the time he was serving his county Jail sentence as a trusty in the employ of the Los Angeles County fire warden, Durand escaped from custody and was free for seven days.- After his re-arrest on April 30, last year, he served out his 180-day sentence and was freed only to be re-arrested on a charge of escaping from' custody. He pleaded guilty to this charge and got the San Quentin sentence, for an indeterminate period. But, his attorneys says, the escape charge on which he got the penitentiary sentence was based applies only to felony convicts,. while he was convicted of s misdemeanor, intoxication. : " . .. -! - Summer Session Courses Announced BERKELEY, March 16. Official bulletlng detailing a wide variety of courses .available in University of California Summer sessions are now ready for distribution, according to announcement of Dean R. G. Gettell. Intersesslon will open May 13, immediately after close of regular session and will conclude June 21, while Summer session is scheduled from June 24 to August 2. Dean Gettell announces that the intersession program is made up of 23 departments, offering 93 courses. Bulletins giving information concerning dates, admission require- mentsfees, courses, and instruc-. tors may be obtained from the dean of the Summer sessions, 102 Cali fornia HalL Berkeley. . THREE FACE LIQUOR CHARGE PLEAS ANTON, March 16. Charged with violating the State liquor control act by selling liquor without a State permit, three Pleas anton men were jailed here last night by Chief J. J. De Lusio. The fnen, Angelo Valaino, Alonzo Trwin and Louis Sachetto, were released on f 100 bail each to await trial today before Justice of the Peace Charles M. Gala here. drivers turned on their headlights, but these did little good for those whose eyes were filled with dust. " . A. P. Wirepholo, Today i Plclwrtt ' l With Today't Ntwt. Boy, 7, Found Suffocated In Kansas Dust Storm HAYS, Kans., March 16. (U.R) The body of Hile Salmon, 7, suffocated by the dust storm described as the worst in-,Western Kansas history, was found late today by a searching party of 200. , The child, son of Mrs. Pearl Salmon, was found hear "Winona, a quarter of a-mile from his home. He had wandered from home last night shortly after a gale started swirling billows of dust over the countryside. Apparently blinded, he had fallen and his body was partially covered' with the powdery topsoil. Death resulted from suffocation. ' A rescue party of 200 persons from Oakley, Winona and Russell Springs had searched throughout the day for the missing boy. They had covered many square miles before finding the body. Another Winona child, a nine-year-old son of Ava Couch; who" was lost in last night's storm, was found today. He was not hurt. Theflust storm in this area was abating tonight. Mercury Tumbles 50 to 60 Degrees KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 16.-(U.R) A brisk north wind today caused temperatures over the Middle and Southwest to plummet. from 50 to 60 degrees below yesterday's maximums. The sudden shift In wind current which smotreer3ix-State region under pall of dust yesterday,, today brought, snow to sections of Nebraska and, Kansas and heavy rains elsewhere. The wind, shift line extended from Green Bay, Wis., south and east. A northerly wind blew frpm Eastern South' Dakota across Ne braska, . Kansas, Missouri, Okla homa and Northern Texas. Rising temperatures were ex pected tomorrow, with the brief cold wave moving rapidly eastward. Winds of gale force caused con siderable damage In the upper Arkansas River Valley , of ' Colorado, Southern Nebraska, Western . and Southern Kansas. The dust storm area- extended over those regions, and Missouri.Wriahoma! and the Texas Panhandle.. Winter wheat was menaced. Snow fell in Nebraska from the Missouri River west to North Platte, with temperatures In the 30-degree vicinity. Concordia, Kan., anJ Sioux City, la., also -eported snow"! J High "Lighted Kansas Dust. Storm GARDEN CITY, Kans., March. 16. (U.R) Here are a few of the things that happened today during a dust storm. The wind blewso hard that It knocked the tops off of sealed milk cans in a truck. The police and sheriff officers were deluged with calls from fran tic parents asking aid in locating their missing children. So thick was the dust that James Seymour, a truck gardener, was lost in his ten 'acre patch eight hours. Frank Anderson, a farmer, was marooned and was almost smothered by the time rescuers found him. Dust, a foot deep, was shoveled off sidewalks like snow in the Winter.' AH air and bus travel was suspended. Hundreds of motorists were forced into ditches, their vision b scured and, the wind of sufficient strength to blow the. cars off the road. Wheat fields appeared to have been stripped barsiof all plants. Business Block Is Torn Down by Gale FLORENCE, Colo., March 16.- (U.R) Damage from . the swirling dust storm, the worst blow in this region for 50 years, which. Friday swept the drought-stricken upper Arkansas Valley, had exceeded $112,000 today with reports from outlying farms and mines still com ing in. Center of the storm's lashing fury was Westcliffe, 4S miles southwest of here. One whole business block was, blown down, a theater un roofed, chimneys torn from real dences. i windows broken all over town and outlying barns all but demolished. .j The storm, a Cold WJzzard..4n Wyoming, became a sand-laden sirocco as it swept southeastward Into Colorado, then swirled through parts of Texas and curved upward into Kansas. It scattered haystacks, tumbled silos and windmills into farm yards and blew over buildings in the Arkansas Valley. In the Florence oil field nine rigs were destroyed and pumping equip ment damaged. Thirty thousand dol lars was the damage estimated. Two homes of oil workers collapsed about their occupants. The workers escaped injury but were found by neighbors wandering tost on the dust-saturated prairies. Ten miles south of here, in the little' village . of Wetmore, business buildings and homes were damaged to the extent of $15,000. Throughout the entire length of the valley the sand-laden winds whipped the paint from automobiles which crept along in the middle of the day with their headlights on, Northern Texas ' Swept by Storm DALLAS, Tex, March 16. (U.R) The worst dust storm of the year swept North Texas today. Carried by a 30-mile-an-K6ur wind, the storm struck Fort Worth at 11 a. mv and 30 minutes later descended upon Dallas. Visibility was impaired. Airplane traffic was at a standstill.. Auto mobile- driving was a hazardous undertaking. . .' Weather bureau reports indicated the "Storm extended from Big Spring, In West Texas, to Dallas and was moving eastward rapidly. Bureau of Mines Change Opposed PLACERVILLE, - March -16. President Lloyd A. Raff etto of the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce has issued an Invitation to Senator Andrew L. Pierovlch, author of the bill ,to remove the Bureau of Mines1 from the State Department. of , NatuM Resources, and all other interested in the pro. posal to attend the meeting of the ehamber here Monday night. The session is . to- be devoted solely to discussion of the pro posaLwith opponents and pro. ponents both given an opportunity to present their views, and upon the outcome will depend the chanv ber's action in supporting or op posing the measure, now pending before the legislature. Pierovlch has indicated he will either be present personally or will have a representative here. Metal and Mineral Association of Call fornia, leading the opposition to the measue, is expected to have a rep resentative on hand to oppose the measure. Woman's Eire Death Held to Be Suicide HAYWARD, Mafch 16. Mrs, Lucretia Chenoweth, 49, whose charred body was found in the ga rage of her Castro Valley home last March; 7, died of burins received accidentally, a coroner's Jury de cided here today. The Jurors, sitting before Coroner iGrant D. Miller, returned the ver diet after only a few minutes' de liberation. Deputy . Sheriff James Ritchie testified he believed the wo man had committed suicide. The dead woman's husband, Fred Chenoweth. and other witnesses testified they believed the woman had been burned to ddath acci dentally when gasoline caught fire, She was found by her daughter, led to the garage by the family's pet flog. 1 Through And es With Burro' to Be Topic SAN LEANDRO, March 16.-"Through the Andes With a Pack Burro" will be the topic of a talk to be given at a luncheon meeting of the San Leandro Kiwanis Club Tuesday, by Judson Boynton of the anthropology""" department of the University of California, according to William Luclo, president The program has 'been arranged under the direction' of Roland Esteves, who will preside, and special musical entertainment will be pre. sented bv David McAdam. formf San .Leandro High School student Clyde O. Jackson and Ered Anderson "Withdraw; List In Whole Field . Now 55 The list of 57 candidates for City Councilman or School Director at theApril 16 election was reduced . to 55 yesterday by the withdrawal of two candidates who had previously filed declarations or petitions Of candidacy,, yesterday being the last day permitted by law for with-, drawals. The 55 remaining candidates must go through-'with it ow according to the City Clerk. They cannot withdraw now. , : The withdrawals were made bv Clyde O. Jackson of 1437 Ninetieth Avenue, candidate for. Councilman from District 7, and Fred Anderson, 5344 Lawton Avenue, candidate for Councilman-at-Large. Withdrawal of the former leaves only five candidates opposing the incumbent Alex Arlett, and withdrawal of Anderson leaves 14 to oppose the incumbent, Dr. John L. Slavich. LOTS OF CANDIDATES v There are so many candidates for City Councilman that political ob servers at the City Hall say they doubt if any candidate, incumbent or otherwise, will win at the primaries. It is believed that there will be runoffs for these positions at the May 7 elections. Meanwhile, various tickets and combinations of candidates have admittedly been organizing, and campaigns have started all over the city. Each of the Incumbents, Herbert I Beach, Dr. John L. Gresham, Alex Arlett, Dr. .Thomas Fitzslmmons and Dr. John F. Slavich, I scheduled to open up a campaign this week. Dr. Fitzsimmons, appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Councilman George Fitzgerald, was. J . . 1 1 .1 All , I . , i! 11 appuimea unui me iiexi eiecuun and must also run for a short term between the April 16 and May 7 elections, having one opponent for this short term. OFFICIAL LINE-UP The official line-up of candidates on the April 16 ballot, as corrected after the two withdrawels, will be: Councilman, District 1 Herbert L. Beach, Arthur A. Macy, E. L. Ormsby, Lee C. Welboan. : Councilman, District 2 Dr. Thomas Fitzslmmons", James F. Galliano, Frank Hilken, Al Marshall, E. R. Noldin, Leon Vannler, W. H. Vailes. Councilman, District I (nnex- pirefl term Dr. Thomas Fitzslm mons, James F. Galliano. Councilman, District 5 Thomas R. FarrelL Dr. John L. Gresham, ' W. F. Kennon, Frank B. Shattuck, Joseph N. Steinen, P. J. Tutts, E. W. Woodard. . Councilman, District 7 Alex ander B. Arlett,-Henry Becker, Walt R Bethel, Thomas E. Gilmore, Edward W. Lee, Richard W. Tutt Councilman-at-Larre " Ralph D. Emery, R.,4:'GiUham. Frances H, Conserves, Sam, B, Goodman, George T. Loner Jr.,?' Kenneth Morle,1 Dr. J.;H. Morris, William J. Morrison,' Charles X. Newman, Fred E. Reed, Samuel A. Reeve, Herbert Schullz, Dr. John F. Slavich, Robert Trim-lett, Edward Kremheller. School Director No. 1 J. M. Kin- ucan, Nannie S. Kramer, Meyer Leson, W. W. Patty. School Director No. 2 Carl E. artlett, Hilma C. Bjork, W. H. C. Hatteroth, Franklin N. Kornhaus. School Director No. 3 'Robert L. Hunt, Charles W. Snook, John C. Stirrat, Virginia Weber. School Director No. 4 A, M. Dinsmore, John W. Hughes. , Rites Planned for Pioneer Teacher Funeral services will be held to morrow for jwiss Mary Merrill Burnham, pioneer Oakland resident and teacher, who died at her - homer - 1633 Linden Street Wednesday. . Miss Burnham, a native of Mas sachusetts, came to Oakland 43 years ago and for 35 years was head of the primary department of Miss Norton's School. Services will be held in the Al bert Brown Chapel at 2 p. m. Interment will be . In Cambridge, Mass. : - She is survived by a sister. Miss Susan P. Burnham of New York City; a brother, Addison Center Burnham of Boston, and two cousins, Mrs. Arthur F. Friend of Crockett, and Miss Charlotte F. Center of Oakland, with whom she made. her hesne. , ' . ' Church of Little Flower Plans Cards The annual St. Patrick's card party given for the friends of the Little Flower Church will be held on Tuesday, March 19, at the Elks Club. Arrangements for the affair are being made by a parish committee under the honorary Chairmanship of Rev. Di J. O'Kelly. -f Bridge and whist will be played. The following comprise the general committee in charge; Mesdames M. J. McCormlck, . F. Brelling, R. D, Garibottff, J."F. Bishell," ErV. Car bone, P. J. Scanlon, J. F. Chambers, W, H. Manning, L. Guinasso, J. Sexton, A. Trotter, A. McAllister, J. Dooher, J. Hughes, L. C. Fuller, J. Mulholland, C. Ellacott, H. G. Donahue, Mrs. H. Norris, I. , St Craig, J. O'Mara, H. O'Keane, E Klein, J. O'Connor, and F. Otto.,: P.-77 A. to Plan for Parties of Future SAN LEANDRO, March 16.-Awards to be made at future parties of the Roosevelt P.-T. A . will, be prepared at a meeting oi the home department of the grouf Tuesday afternoon, at the home oi Mrs. Ellen Hamilton at 981 Dowling Boulevard. Plans for a benefit food sale ti, be conducted on March 23 will I s formulated at an executive meeting following the regular monthlj 'luncheon for mothers and pupUs p Thursday. The sale has been a; ranged to raise funds for r'rr' ' of a new stage curU' t f r auditorium. .
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