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J- TH OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1935 VOL. CXXII- lyiave Week-day Column COMMUNISM BRANDED 'HERESY OF AGE' National Whirligig WASHINGTON By BA BENNETT YES President Roosevelt said very -fj Uttle in his radio talk that was not already anticipated by keenest among business meW What interests industry most RALLY FOR AMERICAN PATRIOTISM, IDEALS THRONG HEARS SPHKER SCORE I' v. '--wi'. iH 0 justVilfow is Tne scope qi tne new NIRA. Will it give power to FDR to impose codes of fair competition? Will industry be compelled to con- cede more advantages to organized labor? Will tlie new act persist in trying to regulate business that is purely within a State? answer seems to be "Yes" to each question.

r- are shap-1 ing up for a stiff fight over the revamping of Section president Roosevelt has been cautious in committing himself on labor questions, recently but it's learned that he feels anxious about threatened strikes and is disposed to ask Congress to embody in the new NIRA a distinct provision enabling workers to choose their own representatives for collective In order to accomplish this an impartial body must have access 10 payrolls to determine who1 the In hi 2 factory towns it is impossible to hold elections of workers satisfactorily unless each man can be identified, xne wonrers are as shrewd as the managers in electioneering methods. In NIRA or in the Wagner bill, rnnsren nrpfpr. it is exnected that the Administration will ask Thousands 6f Eastbay residents and nearly 300 members of .20 Colors, the Aahmes Patrol and the Shrine Band. Spectators pledged renewed allegiance to American institutions and ideals, in mass demonstration of loyalty. Ware was key speaker of the evening.

'J I Tribune pholo. uniformed bodies gathered at the American Federation's American- ism Rally at the Oakland Auditorium last night. Visible in the foreground as they remained motionless during the delivery of the invocation are (left to right) the Elks Color Guard and Massed that power be conferred upon a suitable authority to subpoena payrolls and conduct worker elections. DOS BLOCKERS spite of Donald Richberg's guarded language in which he that the new NIRA should be con-- fined to purely interstate business the bill attempts to invade intrastate business. proposed on the ground that some such businesses affeet interstate and the decision is left to the new NRA.

-With these three great dangers hanging over them the spokesmen Of big busies are urgihg Senators to stall along on the new bill until the Supreme Court has passed upon the present net. An adverse A -decision-would practically compel Congress to revise the new bill; If the bill should resch the floor the debate could ne carried on in-; definitely by opponents of the pro-, visions which are claimed to per-' mit monopoly and restraint of trade. To these critics should be added political antagonists pfresi-. dent Roosevelt, who stand ready to hlnrk anything he wants to the Eastbay Poised for Dive nto' Dime-Chain? Deluge DOUBLES 1334 The value of Oakland building permits for April was more, than twice that of April, 1934, as there were 424 permits issued for worth of construction last month while in April of 1934 there were 272 permits issued for 631 wwth of construction. Last month's permits were slightly under the total for March, however, which was $487,402.

There were 22 permits Issued for dwellings last' month, for a. value of $115,000. Permits for the last 10-day period of April totaled $68,938 in value and included a permit to Nettie W. Ronpage for a $7500 store building at 101 East Fourteenth Street. A permit was also issued to A.

E. Oppenheimer for a $7000 store at 362 Grand Avenue. 'V; Mother's Day To Be Observed The Antlers of Oakland Lodge of Elks will hold their annual observ-ance of Mother's Day in the Oakland Elks lodge room Monday Supported by a committee of Oakland Elks, headed by Louis Donato, the officers are preparing a special ritual and program for the evening. Of particular importance will be a short talk by Past Exalted Ruler Lew Galbraith of the Oakland Elks. The program will Include selections by George Gernhardt, baritone, and Louis Donato, tenor.

A quartet consisting of Frank Foss, Louis Donato, George Gernhardt and Harry Dow, will furnish song arrangements, accompanied on the piano by Miss Marie Hyde. The following officers wjll participate in the services: Larry Deming, Exalted Antler; Robert McCarthy, Leading Antler; Daniel Canty Loyal Antler; William Ranking, Lecturing Antler; Martin Callum, Guide; William Mitchell, Chaplain; Frank Foss Jr Recorder; Clyde Rossi, Treasurer, and Frederick Mendershauscn, Sentinel. Miss Gladys Logan will officiate as organist. The public is Invited to attend. it extent of their power WFANER World War- veterans FT seat They see signs that they are to be sold down the river.

The turn taken by the Senate Finance Committee causes veterans to believe that Senator Harrison has an un- i Pi-pqident Roose- Q- NO. 122 SENTENCE SET Case of Convicted Wife Poisoner to Be Appealed By Counsel for Defense Louis N. Gosden will be sinteticed tomorrow to hang for the miipdei' 'of his third wife, Laura, by! poisoning last but will carry his fight to escape the gallows to the Supreme Court The a mere formality under the verdict of a Jury late yes terday, finding the 31-year-old plumber guilty of first degree murder without recommendation of punishment, will be pronounced by Superior Judge Frank M. Ogden. But Melvin Belli, attorney for Gosden, said today that he would take immediate steps for appeal.

shall. move for a new trial but expect the motion to be denied," he said. Then shall appeal. JUDGE'S COMMENT "I believe the principal ground will be that Judge Ogden overstepped the power of a Judge to comment on evidence, conferred by the constitutional amendment adopted last November, in his comment on the punishment. I also feel" that evidence introduced by the prosecution 'concerning the death of Gosden's second wife, Vivian, was Improperly admitted," Judge Ogden, in the first murder case in Alameda County in which a judge has commented on the evidence, told the jury before it began deliberating that he had been "unable to find any mitigating circumstances" In the case.

Meanwhile Gosden was reported at the County Jail to be maintaining the calm which marked his de-meanec through most of his month-long -trials Jailers said- he slept quietly last night and had made no display of emotion. The defendant's mother, father and three sisters broke into sobs as the verdict was read by Foreman Matthew Demmer of the Jury. Their bodies racked by sobs, they were led from the courtroom and into the crowded corridor, where tlje mother, Mrs, Nick Gosden, collapsed. the morbid crowd staring at the weeping woman and carried Mrs. Gosden into the unoccupied courtroom "pi Superior Judge James G.

Quinn. They then cleared a path to permit the other members of the family to enter the room. ATTEMPTS ATTACK Gosden, who had broken down several times during the trial, listened to the verdict that will mean his death on the San Quentln gallows without show of emotion. Aa he was led from the courtroom, however, he attempted aa angry attack on newspaper but was restrained by. deputy sheriffs guarding him.

The sisters' who were near collapse when they heard the sentence were Mrs. Mary Radelvich, Mrs. Annie De Moss and Mrs. Emma Bal-lantl. The jury received the case yesterday morning after hearing the first review of evidence ever given In a1 murder trial in Alameda County- Judge Ogden, acting under a constitutional amendment adopted last fall, freely discussed the evidence.

Japanese Falls For Bunco Game BERKELEY, May Japanese laundryraan, 1741 Solano Avenue, has twn 7S-rnt rabbit skins and a headache today in exchange for $70 given by him to two fast-talking artists who visited his place of business. The men talked so fast and furiously In no less than four languages In putting over sn old bunco SCheme that It tnnlr Alrlvnmn eair. eral hours to collect his thoughts ana-can in ponce, No. 1 bunco man nnfersl AVI. yama's laundry office to get paper to wrap contjjpts of a bag.

No, 2 vum-u man appears 10 discover "rare" furs in the possession of the former. Ensues a wild scene of bargaining and argument Finally 1 bunco man "discovers" that No. 2 is a Jew and a ad herent he refuses to do business with him. Aklyama becomes me-diary. No.

2 promises him $10 commission if a Aral with No. 1. The laundryman runs to tne DanK ana gets money. He waits for No. 2 to return so that he can deliver the furs and collect his commission.

Wife's Case Aeainst Read Is Continued The failure to brovide chnru aeainst Alfred Rph broker, motion pictiire actor, base ball player and pugilist, was continued today by Police Judge Edward J. Tyrrell until October 2, without the cburt appearance of any or. the Read was arrested four months ago on complafnt of his divorced wife, Marion Y. Read, who charged that since she obtained an interlocutory decree In October, 1933, he had not contributed to the support of their two children, Alfred II, and Peggy. Judge Tyrrell continued the case until today upon Read's promise to support the Children and said no further action would be taken Mrs.

Heed made a furtbr- complaint. ,1 19 II STUCK 'Our mention last week of tne death of Jess Stahl, veteran Negro rodeo star. has brought from Livermore this story of his last bronco-busting exploit Jesse had been getting old for some time, and it was becoming increasingly harder for him to adhere to the strict rodeo rule of keeping both feet in his stirrups throughput the ride. So before the event, he gave this question some serious consideration and reached what he regarded as a happy solution. He was observed to walk with unusual care and deliberation to the side of the quivering and wildly glaring bronco, but this was put down to the stiff -leggedness of advancing year's.

With his accustomed graceful leap he was in the saddle and his feet, firmly planted in the hooded Western stirrups, were raking his mount's sides in true rodeo fashion as he waved his broad som- -brero and smiled his gleaming smile of childish delight and innocence. Not once did a foot slip from a stirrup, and as the ten-second ride ended and the "pickup" man rode up beside him to snatch his bronc's bridle, the judges reached for their pencils with one accord to give him a top marking. And then Jesse started to dismount. As he did so it was noticed that his right stirrup Insisted on following his right foot over the horse's back following it so closely, in fact, that it seemed to be sticking to it Then it was further noted, as an added curious circumstance, that Jessie didn't appear able to slip his left foot out of the left stirrup, either. The judges held their pencils poised, undecided and puzzled.

two or tnree xowboys ran out and grabbed Jesse, and pulled. The horse pulled, too, and after a moment of intense strain, bothr physical and mental, Jesse and the horse came apart One of the judges -walked out and interestedly exam- ined the soles of Jesse's shoes. They were liberally covered with a particularly tenacious brand of chewing gum! It was at this point that Jesse abandoned bronco-busting and took to riding rodeo steers. Steers don't wear stirrups. 000' CLOTHING The Science of math- emetics is a very ex act science, but 'sometimes tvtn mathematicians can overreach themselves and achieve some startling results if.

the person who mixes or aisnes out tne matnemaucs Has that sort of a is the case of a local litigant who paid $17 for a new suit of clothes and wore it for seven years, after which he, claimed a value of $50 for it when was-accidentally burned trp-during -s-firrtinr cleantmr es- tablishment The exact method of reaching the $60 valuation was not divulged. Mathematically, you can multiply the $17 purchase price by the seven years but that would be $119, 'which would perhaps be -too much to ask. Perhaps the claimant wanted to be moderate and cut this, figure by half, which would be about $60. Nobody knows." The matter is not Important, because the insurance company which investigated the matter also had some mathematicians who brought that' suit of clothes down to a valuation of exactly 0. This is believed to have been too drastic, because it is obvious that a $J7 suit of clothes which wears for seven years is some suit of clothes and should have at least a certain museum or memorial value.

Yet it is testified that the insurance company clung to its valuation of $0 and enforced its verdict on the claimant, which proves something or other but nobody knows exactly what. MORE 'GUPoltowing our re- cent article on su-klyakl, a Japanese food we enjoy, we have received a tribute and "follow-up" tale dealing with the same dish. What we are particularly interested in is the last sentence of the letter, which follows: The knave: As one whose love of "sukiyaki" goes back to Osaka, let me bring your history of the name down to date. The better and more common name is now "glunabe," meaning lit- erally "cow (beef) skillet" although an ultra-ultra touch in some places uses chicken Instead of "gul" but personally I stick to the thin slices of beef with most of the fat trimmed off. And if, as I do while the "nesan" looks on and giggles, you cook your own giunabe you get twice the fun out of It Incidentally.

If any of your clients doesn't like the taste of sake (rice wine to barbarians), a more palatable substitute to the initiate is gin in the hot tea. But If you want to be around and fully conscious of the proceedings when the giunabe is ready, don't put more than one part of gin to a three-fourths filled cup of hot tea. Verily, it hath a wallop. Kumupnsetme some time; I know two swell places. G.

W. W. -THE KNAVE EVERY THE holds forth for a page on the "INSIDE" OF POLITICS and what makes the wheels go 'rcur 1 Or Germ Thrives 6n Unhealthy Tissues of-Nation, 20 Patriotic Groups Told 'Communism is the heresy of the age," Wallace L. Ware, Santa Rosa attorney and member of the State Railroad Commission told leaders of Eastbay patriotic bodies last night at an Americanism rally in the Oakland Auditorium. "The germ of Communism ij at work on the unhealthy tissue.

of every country. Like some organ-Ism hatched in a hollow, rotten log, it may only be traced by its slime," Ware declared. Thousands of spectators in the gallery and members of 20 uniformed bodies ranged across the arena floor heard Ware speak at the community rally designed as an expression of American Ideals and sponsored by the American eaera tion. "Never has the stress been greater than today, and we must entrench and fortify America and Amen canism," the speaker, introduced by JdhnM. Bonner, rally chairman, continued.

ONE PER CENT RULE "Look," he said, "across the sea to Russia where" one per cent of the population dominates the lives of 170,000,000, despoils the church, guts the government of its structure and plunder becomes the rule of the land. The people are reduced to serfdom. "In comparison, in this country we have our salutary educational system, freedom of speech, press and worship' and the privilege to hold that which is legitimately ac quired. Ware warned against the. chal lenge of radical movements.

"History is replete with instances where a handful coquered the world. Don't ignore Communism as weakhng.v- "It is a ser.ious problem and ever lasting and eternal vigilance is the for the forces of Ameri canism. "We should jre-dedicate. ourselves to the perpetuation of all we hold dear our institutions, constitution, flag and ideals and pledge re newed loyalty and vigor." INVOCATION UNDER FLAGS Amid impressive silence, Father Joseph P. Mulkern, director of the Affiliated Catholic Charities of Oak land, pronounced the invocation while uniformed body units stood at stiff attention and the massed colors were presented.

Captain W. Sherwood was in charge. He was introduced by Elmer Zollner, chairman of the rally executive, commit tee. Ware made a plea for enactment of measure wlich would require all school teachers to take an oatn of allegiance. "Loyalty must spring from the heart of every teacher, in the land.

If they are not willing to subscribe to such an oath they are not fit to preside over a classroom." To martial music, the 159th In fantry band, drill team of Oakland Post 8, American Legion Auxiliary, Alameda American Legion band, Alameda American Legion Auxil iary drill team, drum and bugle corns of Post a drill team representing the auxiliary of the same unit, the Castlemont Hign School R. O. T. C. band, the R.

O. T. plantoon from Oakland High School, the drum and bugle corps of Oakland Post 5 of the Sons of the Legion, Aahmes patrol and Scout Troops 35, 51, 80 and 120, marched and countermarched in snappy drill, SHRINE BAND PLAYS Music was furnished by the Shrine band, led by Herman Trut-ner the Elks Glee Club, a choir of selected voices from Oakland schools directed by Glenn H. Woods, and a symphony orchestra of selected musicians from several Oakland high schools. Rev.

Jesse H. Baird of the First Presbyterian Church pronounced the benediction. Other prominent, leaders who were invited to the rally included: Mayor William J. McCracken, Sheriff Driver, Superior Judge Fred Wood, Dr. John L.

Slavich, Bruno Forsterer, Chief of Police B. A. Wallman, District Attorney Earl Warren, J. Fred Ching, William F. Ewlng, Alexander Arlett, Captain J.

F. Lynch, George Janssen, City Manager John F. Hassler and David E. Martin, County-Superintendent of Schools, Driver Held in Brush With Police Auto RICHMOND, May 2 Archie Griffin, 28, Box 535 Richmond, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated last night after the car he was driving narrowly escaped colliding with a police car. -Griffin allegedly swerved his car in front of a police car in whicn were riding Patrolmen F.

H. Hawkins and Jack Kynoch at 6th Street and Macdonald Avenue. Hawkins and Kynoch overtook Griffin at 12th Street and Macdonald Avenue and placed him under LOCKER ROOM LOOTED BERKELEY, May 2. Berkeley's playgrounds will be scrutinized today for youths believed responsible for "breaking locker" room at the" University of California Stadium and stealing more than $100 worth of soccer shoes, jerseys, shorts, shin guards and soccer stoiklngs. This is true, admit the statisticians, provided everyone follows instructions.

But, according to Dr. Derrick N. Lehmer, professor of imathematics at the University of California, by the time the chain has reached Its tenth the number of persons involved in it begins to reach astronomical pro portions. In -order thu contributors to any one person's prosperity to receive his own $1502, dimes will have to be mailed by 244,140,625 persons, or twice as many as there are In the United States and the. number required to pay all these back would make the population of the world look like short-handed baseball (earn.

HOW MANY MAY WIN The only way for everybody to get it war-tfointed out, is for everybody to pay one another. Then they would all be even except for the fact that it would have cost each one $469 in postage and $156 fcr stationery, or a total of $626. Incidentally, the time required for each person in the United States to copy out his five letters by hand, at 10 minutes each, would be about 100,000,000 representing a year's labor for 41,666 persons. Duning this process the United States Government would sell $3,900,000 worth of stamps, an unestimated amount for chain letters sent to foreign addresses. For the thing has already 'leaped national boundaries.

Professor Lehmer said that Just the other day he received one of the letters from Chile. 'Love Nest' Inmate Admits Big Fraud SAN FRANCISCO, May 2. Wil liam B. Emmal, recent principal in an "overcrowded love nest" divorce a case, today pleaded guilty before Superior "Judge I. L.

Harris to a charge of grand theft involving the alleged embezzlement of $43,000 from an insurance company by which he was employed. Emmal was divorced six weeks ago by his wife, Ethel Emmal, of Alameda, on the basis of "love nest" charges in which she testified that he maintained two other women in a San Francisco apartment; Eastbay postoffioes were bracing themselves today for an expected avalanche of "dime-chain" letters. which is already presaged, it whm said, by rapidly increasing trickles. Meanwhile, postofflce inspectors on both of the Bay were awaiting instructions from Washington as to what courseto pursue in meeting the situation. Local heads- of ibe -organ izatlon-ffl 14- todayf that they believed the letters vio lated both the anti-lottery and the mail fraud laws, but that they had no orders yet to seek for evidence on which to base prosecutions, Within the past couple of days, according to Mrs, Nellie Donohue, Oakland postmistress, she has been shown 12 of the letters, which promise $1502.50 In exchange for a dime to each of those who keep the now country-wide and even International chain unbroken, together with some which boost the "ante" to 25 cents and even to $1 and she had heard, she says, of even larger ones.

MAIL DELUGE FORECAST Already postoffices In Denver, Los Angeles, and other cities have been all but overwhelmed with the rush of mail, and the local post-office authorities were preparing today to put on extra help as though for a busy Christmas season when, as they confidently expect, Oakland and the rest of the Eastbay are drawn into the "chain" In eal earnest. Just what returns may be expected by those who take part in the "chain" was being figured today by Eastbay statisticians, in company with others, both professional and amateur, in all parts of the United States. It was conceded that those who started' the system would "probably make the full $1652, and possibly more, If they had the forethought to start several chains at once. But those coming in later were in a more doubtful position, Each letter, it was pointed out, bears at the top the name and addresses of six persons. The recipient is asked to send a dime to.

the one whose name appears at the top, then scratch that name off, add his own at the bottom, and send copies of the letter to five friends. He is promised that "as his own name leaves the top of the list he will receive 15,825 dimes. IS IT? 4 BERKELEY, May 2. Legal clarification as to what is propaganda and what is facOwas sought today by the? Beskeley Board of Education in indesvoring to determine1 how far it and other school bodies may go in the 'field of public-relations. "The boaid yesterday asted -th district attorney'soffice for further clarifications of a ruling by Deputy Ralph Hoyt that "much of the information" Issued by the board in printed form through the medium of bulletins, reports of the superintendent and other similar matter, was Illegal.

Hoyt stated that the board had the legal right to disseminate certain forms of information to the public but that it must adhere strictly to facts and not stray into the realm of propaganda. What material contained in school bulletins and reports sent by the board to the district attorney's office as samples of itfl publicity matter is fact and what propaganda, Hoyt did not specify in his report. For that rea-son4 the board voted to ask the district attorney's office to be more specific in its findings. A conference between members of the board and representatives of the district attorney's office will be held shortly to discuss the matter. That Sani Francisco, Oakland and other cities 'are watching Berkeley's situation in relation to similar problems of their own was stated by Mrs.

Harriet Ellel, president of the board, who declared that more extensive public relations programs than that of Berkeley were being carried on by other departments of education, S. F. Worker, Left $400,000, Quits Job SAN FR 2. "Gawsh! And Philip Artley, 1935 'phone book distributor, dropped an armload of' directories in the Claus Spreckels Building and fled. The cause was a telephone call from Tulsa, in which attorneys informed him "your grandmother has just died.

You inherit her. estate." Artley checked out of the Y. M. C. A.

hotel within an hour after the call, en route to Oklahoma. HERE'S ONE aeisiaimius velt by which a bill unsatisfactory to veterans, but giving them some cash, will be put through. A significant feature of the newly revised bill is that it authorizes the President ir pay veterans out of the work-relief fund. That sounds good, but veterans insist that the cash they would get is not as much as they are entitled to and that if they accepted it they would be estopped from claiming the balance. The House proved its bonus- po- It was ready to fight Roqse; velt on the issue.

Veterans now say they Will ask the House to knock the stuffing cut of the' Har- rison bill if it should pass the Their greatest fear is that the President will send for House members and wean them away from the Patman bill, i CASH Another way of meeting the. threat of the Harrison bll is to substitute the Vinson bill, which' the House turned down in favor of the Patman Senate friends of veterans are planning to force the Vinson substitute to a vote. This bill proposes to, pay veterans full cash claims passing to the Government the buck of finding the money. Passage-of the Vinson bill by the Senate might induce the House to accept it, espe-. cially if a provision is inserted authorizing the President to use 'work-relief funds, for bonus payments.

EFFECTIVE Now that the anti-'i lynching bill is getting out of the way, it's dawning upon Administration leaders that this' bill ate up valuable time and was meant to do so. One or two other bills are now. being pushed forward as obstacles to too hasty action on vital bills-like NIRA and AAA. Senator Robinson of Arkansas sometimes has a hard time explaining to President Roosevelt just why Administration bills are slowed up. FDR knows that underground oppo-sition from Jeffersoniat.

Democrats is queering his program, but it's another thing to bring this opposition out in the open. Roosevelt doesn't want the country to get the idea that Democrats are fighting among themselves. AMERICANS some North-western States the settlers are up against a big Indian population that needs schools. The Indian kids go to white schools and the Indians are multiplying, not diminishing. The white people are taxed and the WAY TO WORK.

UP AN APPETITE li I fe Indians are not Now the work-relief act will allow of construction of Indian schools in a big way. Commissioner Collier has 'been promised a slice of the four bil lion. His blue-prints have been ready for a year. Whites and Indians in need of relief will be em-Dloyed on these schools and their accessories, including roads. NOTES House foes of Ickes are trying to find some Way of getting rid of him but they'll see more of him than.

ever. Morgenthau's plan to pay, the bonus by inheritance taxes gags bonusites in both houses they want a bonus without a tax, 1 Copyright, 1903, for Tht Tribune.) Lake Merritt Breakfast Club to 'work up appetites, today started holding horseshoe toumeys at Lakeshore Park before breakfast. The tournaments start at 6:30 a. 01. The "Ear? Birds" are (left to right) Dri W.

H. McCabe, Harold C. Holmei Dr, O. V. Robinson, C.

Bredrinus, Andre Fontes, James McCarthy, H. M. Wright, L- V. Towt. Tribune photo.

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