Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on September 26, 1937 · Page 1
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G LAS I EDITION WEATHER OAKLAND AND VICINITY Fair Sunday and Monday; lower temperature; gentle to moderate westerly winds. (Weilher Beert in Tut i-A) TV ygSj. , - vnT..- PYYVIT NO. - fi8 5e DAILY C OAKLAND,-CAHFORNIATSUNDAYr SEPTEMBER: 26T 1937' 10c SUNDAY 80 PAGES PAGES A-I TO 10 0 0 0Teamsters -Call Pickets Off Piers Here Truck Blockade Of Port Continues; S. F. Situation Tense Abandonment of teamster picketing of Metropolitan Oakland waterfronts, but continuation of the local truck blockade of the port came as the highlights in the war between teamsters and longshoremen for control of warehousemen after a tense situation was caused yesterday in San Francisco by mass demonstrations by both factions. After remaining along the Em-barcadero throughout the day, San Francisco teamsters said they would return Sunday to stage another demonstration at piers from which the President Monroe and President Hoover were scheduled to sail. PICKETS REMOVED , Oakland teamster officials announced they had ordered picket lines withdrawn, and that a conference would be held over the weekend to determine whether the lines would be continued next week. Spokesmen for 8 "rank and file committee of Oakland teamsters," however, claimed that they had induced the pickets to leave the waterfront and that it had been agreed that picketing would not be resumed. . The "rank and file" group declared also that it had notified draymen to resume handling cargo to and from docks and that unless the draymen agreed, the "rank and file" would picket the draying garages and tie up all trucking. DENIES EMBARGO LIFTED Charles Real, secretary-business manager of the local, denied that the embargo on trucking cargo to and from docks had been lifted. "Wo Viavp palled in the Dickets," he said, "but the ban on trucking at the waterfront continues. Picket- ' ing was discontinued because it was apparently no longer necessary. We have proved that longshoremen will Ago through A. F. of. L. teamster lines. Now the teamsters can treat longshoremen and other Martime Federation unions in the same manner when those groups have labor difficulties in the future." Real said the actions of the "rank 4 and fila committee" had nothing to A ,MtV rernllinff of TlicketS. Clifford Lester, loctl restaurant proprietor, ousted as president of iun mclprt1 union' in its recent CIO. purge.i now apparent leader , 1 ;! J.fllnll of the ranK ana me, utui that his group cleared the water-fmnt nt nirkcts and had then de cided on the ultimatum to draymen to resume trucking operations. 'NO MORE PICKETING' ' "There will be no further picketing in Oakland," he said, "because the boys are sick and tired of it." Lester said he "had heard" that the rank and file would hold a mass meeting at the Teamsters' Hall, at Ninth and West Streets, Tuesday night, but that notning was definite o- plans for the session. As pickets were withdrawn in Oakland, San Francisco teamsters continued their "holiday," and thousands of truckmen and stevedores thronged the Embarcadero. The situation was tense, but there were no outbreaks of violence. PLEADS FOR PEACE What was scheduled to have been an ' F. of L. mass rreeting on the waterfront to further plans for a Federation longshoremen's union turned into a C. I. O. session instead., when an A. F. of L. organizer failed to appear. Henry Schmidt, C. I. O. longshore president, took charge of the meeting and pleaded that l every possible effort be made to keep peace. Answering a declaration by Edward Vandeleur, State Federation of Labor secretary, that "all the people" should support the teamsters, Harry Bridges, C. I. O. leader, r.fsrr In th recent ruling Of J A the National Labor Relations Board that the San Francisco Longshore- ? men's Union represented ware- housemen in that city. j- "The" United States Government Continued Next Page Col. 8. FAVORITES WIN ("IN GRID GAMES : Pacific Coast collegians opened the lootball season yesterday up and down the Coast, and in the majority of cases the favorites ' came through. Stub Allison's California Bears i had an eajy time with Slip Madi- gan's Gaels, winning, 30 to T, at A Berkeley. Not wishing to pile up - i - - a 11; I, (luge Biuic imavn wimuicw .JjU first team before the half and hit his second, third and fourth squads battle the Gaels, who man-" aged to push one score across on them. Buck Shaw's Santa Clara Broncs. a short end in the betting, scored two touchdowns, fumbled on a third and whipped Stanford, 13 to 7. The University of Washington upsrt Iowa. Big Ten team. 14 to 0. Washington State and Gonzaga battled to a scoreless tie. The University of Southern California walloped the College of the Pacific. 40 to 8, and Idaho defeated Oregon State, 7 to 6. ' WILD I hi? I t This graphic air photo shows the raging brush fire which swept through the Pinehaven District of Oakland yesterday afternoon destroying homes and hundreds of acres of valuable timber land. This picture was taken at JAPAN BEGINS NEW DRIVE TO SMASH SHANGHAI FOES -' By EARL (Copyright. 137. br SHANGHAI, (Sunday), Sept IS. (U.R) Japanese, after making a new series of bombing raids Saturday, in which hundreds of civilians were killed 4n- Nanking, Hangkow and other interior cities, began a smashing land attack today on Chinese troops entrenched near the International Settlement. At the same time Peiping heard that the former Chinese Com munist Army, now the Eighth Chi nese Route Army, had cut off part cf Lieut.-Gen. beishiro Itaeakl s Jap-i anese division in Northern Shansi Province. 1 Heaviest lighting in the past two weeks began at Shanghai with a furious cu! burst cf arulier ma FIRE flillltlpiil illillliliiiililliil LEAF th United Prem) chine gun, grenade and trench mor tar fire at dawn. Big shells from Japanese guns dropped into Chapei. rocked the International Settlement Chinese batteries returned the fire. It appeared reinforced Japan-se troops, now said to number 130.000 in the Shanghai area, were launching large-scale offensive. Japanese batteries turned on Liuhang, 12 miles west of Shanghai, where Japanese troops have been repeatedly repulsed. A dozen Japanese warships lined h WhanZDOO Kiver on ,Honkew in the year's heaviest eon - centration of warcraft Tbey did not join the bombardment appar-ConUaaei 'ext Pafe, CaL t MENACES 50 OAKLAND HOMES iimr KMm F. R. Visits Park, Avoids Politics By LYLfc C. WTLSON United Press Staff Correspondent. MAMMOTH HOT 'SPRINGS, YELLOWSTONE PARK, Wyo, Sept. 25. President and Mrs. Roosevelt tonight found retreat from politics and crowds amid the scenic grandeur of a nation's playground. Three-quarters of the way to Seattle on a transcontinental trip in which the first family is touching the people's pulse, they slipped away from crowds and distractions. Smartly garbed rangers escorted the party in open cart and busses on a 127-mile tour of the north central park area. Shortly before 3 p. m.. the motorcade drew up at the Mammoth Contlsaed Pa CoL I Iff the height of the blaze but before it lumped across to the Tunnel Road section. (Air photo by Clyde Sunderland from a R. P. Bowman plane flown by Pilot Paul Johnson.) . HITLER ACCEPTS IL DUCE'S BID FOR RETURN VISIT (A. P. Radio Picture By FREDERICK MUNICH, Sept 25. (U.R) Premier Benito Mussolini of Italy today inaugurated his momentous conferences with Adolf Hitler, the German dictator, by extending an invitation to Hitler to pay a return visit to Italy. Hitler accepted. Diplomatic experts who have watched this "dictators' meeting" with tense interest described Mussolini's move as a "master stroke of diplomatic strategy." It was regarded not only as a courtesy to Hitler, but as setting an official seal upon today's first formal meeting of Europe's two moft powerful Fascist dictators. K-Uer v&ted Kjsk.IjJ la Boise on Page Z-A) C. OECHSNER in 1934. But on that occasion the two nations were virtually at swords' point over Austria, and the visit was not regarded as formal. The Nari leader, wearing a rumpled rain-coat had journeyed to Rome to try to make overtures to the Fascist dictator for an understanding in Middle Europe. A few days later Chancellor Engelbert Dot fuss of Austria was murdered and Italy mobilized her legions to keep the Nazis out of Austria. Hitler's forthcoming visit following II Duce's trip here, will serve further notice of a. German-Italian rapprochement which may be designed to offset the recently- Cot'danel Vsft t, CoL I Broadway Tunnel Structures Believed Doomed; Reservoirs Drained, Increase Danger A brush and timber fire that destroyed at least four Oakland hill area homes, and menaced at least 50 more, was brought partially under control at midnight last night, but still menaced office buildings of the new Broadway Low Level tunnel. One portion of the widespread fire, which threatened some 50 homes in the reeion of Pineneedle Road and Upper Broad way Terrace, was reported under control after it had burned W.H.Crocker, Banker, Dies Long, Active Career of S. F. Civic Leader Ends At Peninsula Home William H. Crocker, San Francisco banker, civic leader, and philanthropist, died shortly after 9 o'clock last night at his Hillsborough home.' . ' He had conducted the affairs of the banking institution which bears his name until just after his 76th birthday, in January of this year, when ailments, largely due to encroaching age, forced him to retirement. . The end came peacefully, with his son, William W. Crocker, and his daughter, Mrs, Henry Russell Potter, at his bedside. Two other children survive him. They are Ethel Mary Crocker, who became the Countess Andre de Limur, and now lives in Paris; William W. Crocker, Mrs. Helen Crocker Potter, and Charles Crocker. INHERITED FORTUNE He was born in Sacramento January 13, 1881. He inherited a fortune, but achieved by his own ability a foremost position in finance, society, politics, and a reputation as a coin-noissuer and patron of the arts. He was the son of Charles and Mary Ann Deming Crocker. His father waj one of the "Big Four" of railrbading, having collaborated with Collis H. Huntington, Leland Stanford, and Mark Hopkins In construction of the Central Pacific, whose rails linked East and West in the first transcontinental "iron horse" trail. Starting with a small grocery In the town of his birth, Crocker went into banking following his graduation from Sheffield School and Yale University. Shortly thereafter, in 1886, he married Ethel W. Sperry of Stockton, uniting two of California's best-known families. She preceded him in death in July, 1934, after a career noteworthy in itself. . 'SAT AND WATCHED" As a banker, Crocker was in intimate touch with affairs of high finance, both on a national and international scale, but was credited with never losing contact with the details of his own institution. Best indication of his thorough knowledge of his own organization was read into an assertion once made when an interviewer called and Crocker insisted he "just sat around and watched." - Always a figure in financing civic affairs, he went to New York when the 1906 disaster laid San Francisco in ruins, and personally arranged for loans running high into the millions, to get that city back on its feet as a metropolis. In 1929, although ill, he accepted the presidency of the Community Chest because he felt he could be of service, and labored so exhaust-ingly that his family and friends became alarmed. HELPED CHARITY His desire to help his city grow, coupled with his financial sagacity, naturally caused him to be sought as a director, and he became actively identified with scores of organizations, yet he found time to devote to numerous charitable institutions, religious and educational groups. Among his directorships were those in: Bunker Hill & Sullivan Mining Company, Crocker Estate Company, Humboldt Savings Bank, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Monterey County Water Continued Next Page, CoL 5. Sunday Tribune AUNT ELSIE SECTION Aunt Elsie Funland MAIN NEWS SECTION Complete News Report Townsend Notes Shipping Sport News Financial Newt Commodity Markets SOCIETY SECTION Society and Clubs I Cover the Shops Art and Music Geraldine Patterns Uncle Ray's Corner Crossword Puzzle Match Point Weare Hoi brook Fraternal New Stamp Collector Camp Fire Girl Calendar within a lew leet oi a.nau- dozen homes. Additional firemen were recruited late in the evening to fight the fire, reducing staffs in most firehouses to a minimum. Volunteers and Red Cross workers provided food and drink for the fire fighters. Fire Chief W. G. Lutkey estimated the fire burned over nine square miles of the rolling hill country. . BUILDINGS' DOOMED The buildings at west portal of the new tunnel, firemen feared were doomed. They said that if the wind continued the blaze might spread into Contra Costa County. Lack of water caused by exhaustion of reservoirs in the hill region hampered the firefighters. Residents who sought to wet down the roofs of their homes found they could not get enough pressure to do so. HOMES DAMAGED ; Homes which were blackened by the fire on Upper Broadway Terrace before it was brought under partial control included those of S. A. Albright, 16060 Broadway Terrace; Ed Pohley, 17014 Broadway Terrace; E. B. Douglas, 17066 Broadway Terrace; S. C. Purser, 17050 Broadway Terrace, and S. Sund, 17044 Broadway Terrace. Firemen, using engines at intervals, pumped water approximately' a half-mile to beat down the flames in the trees near these homes. The fire was believed under control at 9 p. m., but it was just after that that the wind increased and the blaze began crackling rapidly through pine and fir toward th intersection of Pineneedle Road and Upper Broadway Terrace. The earlier fire had been In a sparcely-settled area of the Pine-haven district and this fact, coupled with the aid b" volunteers, had prevented a , conflagration that might have engulfed scores of expensive homes, Fire Chief Lutkey said. . . Acre upon acre of brush and trees, including eucalyptus that sent a pungent pall of smoke pouring over much of Oakland, was burned over in the fire. x FAMILIES FLEE Scores of families fled their homes in fear; others who soughkto , save their belongings were ordered out by firemen. v Firemen started their battle shortly before 3 p. m., after the fire started of undetermined cause, apparently near the home of Police Inspector Jesse Jackson, at 6019 Pinehaven Road. At midnight the 60 men at first sent out, aided by relief men and volunteers, still were attempting to quell the lingering flames. . "' FIREMEN SWELTER During the first six hours the fire had burned across the western edge of the Pinehaven district up Broadway Terrace to a point just below the Skyline Boulevard, and back down another canyon to the. west An abnormally high temperature, which combined with the heat of the flames to leave the fire-fighters sweltering, and the difficulty cf getting water into all of the hill areas, hampered the crews all during the afternoon and evening. HOSELINES BURNED Several hundred feet of hose, laid across brushy areas to link pumps with the scene of blazes, were destroyed by flames. Fifteen firemen, working with three trucks, were encircled by fire early in the afternoon at a stand on Gwin Road. They were trapped by the crackling flames, but escaped with only a scorching in the inferno. RESIDENTS FLEE "- Scores of residents of the area left their homes empty-handed, too excited to gather up any of their belongings; others snatched up pet animals, blankets and cash. Those who rushed from their Continued Next Page, CoL f. Index COMIC SECTION 12 Paget in Color SCREEN AND RADIO WEEKLY 12 Paget in Color Serial KNAVf SECTION The Knave Book Reviewt The World This Week r-"" Radio Schedules Newt of the Stage and Screea . Greater California Newt Boy Scout Newt Girl Reserves Negro Activities Girl Scouts Editorials AUTOMOTIVE SKCTIOn Automotive Newt Playground A' DrvTLcr?.'?:' fr-r:r rv: - - si ;

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