Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on June 6, 1939 · Page 30
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 30

Oakland, California
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Tuesday, June 6, 1939
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O A K L A N .D ' S - ONLY LOCALLY OWNED, ' LOCAUY CONTROLLED DAILY NEWSPAPER.' ' ' THE T R.I B U NE If your Tribune does hot arrive, phont TEmplebar 6000 before 7:45 p.m. (Sunday 11:30 a.m.) Paper will be sent at once; DELIVERY SERVICE IS GUARANTEED mmm. 1 .! EXCLUSIVE ASSOCIATED PR-ESS . . . WUEPHOTO ... UNITED. PRESS fZ VOL CXXX- H i ; OAKLAND CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, JUNE 6. 1939 D 31 NO. 1S7 i i 1 Skeleton of I Mastodon Is Studied Here U.C. Savants Classify Remains of Mammoth 50,000 Years Old The shovels of WPA workers today were scraping away the dirt of centuries from the bones- of a mastodon that roamed the Oakland hills probably 50,000 years ago. A portion of the ancient beast's skeleton was discovered yesterday by the workmen building Greenlake Park in the Montclair district. It " was taken to scientists at the University of California for classification. So far, the workmen have recov-ered enough of the bones of the pre- historic elephant to fill two nail " kegsrThey are excavating carefully, seeking more of the bones from which paleontologists of the University of California will extract material for another chapter of the history of this part of California in the dim days of the land's youth. The bones are broken, crumbled, In small pieces. Patiently, they are being pieced together in an effort to reconstruct, as far as possible, the animal as it looked when it roved these parts. ,The first bone found, a rib, was carefully put together and found to be three feet long. This, however, is only a section of the "" original great bone. Thigh and leg bones also have been recovered and1 more are sought: ..OVER WIDE AREA , The disintegrated i' k el ef'o h " is spread over) a wide area and the workmen are proceeding carefully Din tneir searcn. I Embedded in thick, yellojv clay, the bones were found within a few feet of the surface by the men, working under the supervision of Carl Thompson. It was Thompson vho notified the university of the find when workmen came to him with the first fragments nd Hugo Goerlck of Professor 'Ralph W. vuauv, b aicuii tifiujr ut-jja, unci, was sent to the scene. (joencK is oi me opinion tnat tne bones were washed into the area where they were found from a spot up the canyon opening on Green-lake Park; a new park area on Mor-Bga Road, near the Foothill Boulevard. The thick clay which held them probably at one time formed the bottom of a lake, or large stream ' . f tne spot up to a year or so agoj""u w"" Was the remnant of this lake or stream. IN EARTHQUAKE AREA The area is directly In the center of the Hayward fault and the shifting earthquakes and mountainous Upheavals through the centuries may account in part for the badly-broken condition in which the bones were found. This find is one of a long series of bones of various prehistoric animals uncovered in the Metropolitan Oakland area in the past few years. There were among these a number of mastodon bones, as well as bones of three-toed horse, a giant ground sloth this was considered a rare find by paleontologists the. saber-toothed tiger and a camel. All these haye been established as authen tically prehistoric. These discoveries were made on the slopes of Mt. Diablo, at St. Mary's College in Moraga, and even In the mud that was dredged up to Torm Treasure Island. POLICE CAPTAIN POST AT STAKE IN CONTROVERSY , A police department controversy over the post of captain of inspectors was taken before the Civil Service Board last night. . Captain .William ' E; Barkis, in charge of the northern division of police, submitted to the board that he should be assigned the post, now held by Lieut. James A. Goodnight as acting captain. BARKIS' ARGUMENT Barkis told the board he believes Ithe post should be filled by assign- ment from the next lower rank, rather than by appointment from a Civil Service eligibility list, because the post is not "actually" vacant Police Chief B. A. Wallman has been m leave from tyie post since he was name'd chief in 1934. . The other view In opposition to Barkis' Is that the city manager V;hould appoint a captain of in-Jf ipectors from the first three men - 3n an eligibility list recently made j by the Civil Service Board. The I men on this list, in order of their ranxing oy xne ooara, are Lieui. Arthur W. Anderson, Goodnight and Barkis. ' $4200 YEAR JOB w While Goodnight has acted in the post since last Fall, he has received snly his lieutenant's salary, $3000 a year. Whenever the tangle Is straightened, the post's occupant will receive $4200 a year. Under Barkis' view, he would be the only one eligible for assignment. Harold C. Holmes Jr., president of the Civil Service Board, delayed decision on the matter until 8 meeting next Monday night, when City Attorney F, Bert Fernhoff will be mvW- PIECE TOGETHER BONES OF ANCIENT ANIMAL inum imiii m nifmni-r- 1 1 I "m W A WPA worker (upper) puts together bone fragment found in a Montclair park development prolect to form the rib of a prehistoric mastodon. An idea of the size of one of the bones may be gained from the lower photograph, where an ordinary pick has been laid by part of the rib. Scientists said the animal must have roamed the Oakland hills 50,000 years ago. Tribune photos. Mrs. Duck to Buy Plane, Carry On Husband's Flying Service Mrs. Dawn Mercedes Duck will carry on the flying service started by her husband, William R. Duck, j i plane identical to the 1 one In which he lost his life two weeks agoj She obtained permission from the Alameda County Superior Court today to mortgage the flying service for $8000, with which she will purchase the plane from the American Airways, Inc. Mrs. Duck revealed that M. M. Gustafsori, veteran pilot for the Duck Flying Service, left for Chi THEY FLED OAKLAND FIRE it SiSliillilliiu Viola Knowlton, 21 (left), and her sister, Mary, 20. examine damage by a fire which routed thenC their mofier and four other children from the5r home early today. Tw6 fire fighters wer hurt Tribune photo - cago last Sunday to take delivery of the airship and fly it' here. v The decision to continue with the service and 'to purchase the plane was made, Mrs. Duck said through her attorney, Harrison F. Travers, so that existing contracts with the United States Forest Service could be fulfilled. The new ship.-a Stinson like the one that took Duck's life and that of his co-pilot on the trip, C. T. Gardiner, 37, of. Chicago, 40 miles' east of Salt Lake City, will be the 10th in the Duck Air Service. . Is WRIT PROTECTING DOG TRACK KEPT IN FORCE BY COURT f MARTINEZ, June 8.-A writ re-straining the city of El Cerrito from revoking the dog track franchise of John J. (Blackjack) Jerome was continued in force yesterday by Superior Judge A. F. Bray. The court continued until July 10, hearing on Jerome's Injunction action against the City Council, which has been cited to appear and shpw cause why it should not be permanently enjoined from passing the franchise revoking ordinance. Through the law firm of T. M. Carlson and R. V. Collins of Rich- mond, Jerome obtained the writ the day the City Council was scheduled to pass at second reading, an ordi- nance canceling the permit under which the El Cerrito Dog Track operated until it was closed down by Attorney General Earl Warren. C 'A .. : ' ' i U Other Knowlton children who fled the early morning fire were deft to right) Bobbie and Billie, 6-year-old twins; Jimmy, 8 and Edna, 17. The flames destroyed the rear part of the-home and ruined the resL Tribune photo. Realty Men To Convene In Oakland State Convention To Open Sunday; . Fair Visit Planned Real estate men from all parts of California will converge on Oakland this Sunday for the 35th annual six-day convention of the California Real Estate Association. Headquarters will be established at the Hotel Oakland, F. D. Cour-neen, State Convention chairman, said. Chris R. Jones of Sacramento is president. The convention opens Sunday with a "get-together" luncheon and then a visit to the Golden' Gate International Exposition. Monday will be both registration day at the hotel and "Realtors' Day" at the Fair. FIRST SESSION J CESDAY The real esfate men brokers, appraiser, land developer and home-builder groups-will get down to hard wor on Tuesday with the first business sessions, Courneen said. Board presidents and secretaries will be honored at a special luncheon. Model homes in the Metropolitan Oakland area will be inspected. In the evening an "Oldtimers' Reunion Dinner" will be held at the Hotel Claremont in Berkeley. Wednesday mornirtgjWlll see the breakfast conference St the secretaries' division and the start of the golf tourney. National affairs as they affect real estate sales will be discussed at a luncheon meeting. MODEL HOMES TOUR Model homes In Marin County and .m the San Francisco Peninsula will be visited in the afternoon. In the evening dinners will be held for appraiser, farm land, land developer and home-builder groups. Thursday's sessions will open with a breakfast conference for the juniors' division. Later a special "sales clinic" will be held. Maurice G. Read of Berkeley will preside. ,Two luncheons for the women's division and the multitple listing division will be held. CONTEST SCHEDULED In the afternoon an appraisers' conference and contest will be held. Delegates will gather at the Leam ington Hotel that evening for a dinner and to hear "hometown speeches." Directors will meet dur ing the evening also. The closing general session Is scheduled fo be held on Friday, followed. by a sightseeing steamer tour of San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. The semiformal Golden State Banquet and Ball will be held at the Hotel Oakland that evening. On Sunday delegates will attend the Exposition before leaving for their homes. Among leaders who will talte part in the sessions are Ralph V. Field, of Galesbdrg, 111., president of the American Institute of Seal Estate Appraisers, and Harry Grant Atkinson, of Chicago, director of the department of business standards and methods of the National Association of Real Estate Boards. Multi-Millionaire Dies LOS ANGELES, June fl. (P) Henry Vernon Foster, 63, of Bartles ! ville, Okla., who once acknowledged I his fortune exceeded $120,000,000, I died last night. He was . one of Oklahoma'i pioneer oil men IN REALTY MEET X ju I Ralph V. Field (upper), and Harry Grant Atkinson, who will lead sessions of real estate men here next Sunday. Mother Saves Six From flames Family Flees Home Blaze; Two Firemen Hurt; Church Saved! A mother and' six children fled In terror early today : to escape a fiifl which virtually destroyed their home and spread to an adjoining structure. . , .. Two firemen were Injured in fighting the flames, discovered at 1:45 a.m. In the home , of James Knowlton, 1351 East Twenty-sixth Street, . . .' V The crackle of fire at" her bedroom window a wakened-' Mrs. Knowlton and she ran .through the house to get her children to safety. The husband and father was out of town, '.. ' ' , REAR OF HOME RUINED i While the tire ruined the rear portion of the home, the family escaped through the front door and found refuge with neighbors. The children are: Viola, 21; Mary, 20; Edna, 17; Jimmy, 8. and Billie and Bobby, 6-year-old twins. : Hoseman Frank Albers was overcome by smoke and exhaustion In fighting the fire and was taken to Merritt Hospital, where he was held for observation. Lieut. Frank Wal-den injured ' is hand In a fall and also went to the hospital. ,; , Battalion Fire Chief F. J. Sandy said the damage totaled several thousand dollars. He did not know the cause, but jaid it'started underneath a rear porch. , . SPREADS TO GARAGE The fire spread to th. garage of J. O. Ericksen, who lives in the adjoining hpme at 1355 East Twenty-sixth Street. It charred the Bide and roof of the garage and damaged Ericksen's automobile. By liberal use of water, firemen prevented the flames from spreading to a church on the other side of the Knowlton home. MUSIC Twelve differently-numbered ' coupons from twelve issues of The Tribune. In accordance with the terms of The Tribune's Music Appreciation Offer, entitle you to receive one cf the ten symphonies or symphonic units comprising "The World's Greatest Music." COUPON Si iPfj 'f ORGOTTEN MAN' WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR DAY Father Has Glimpse Into Future to June 13 As Time Grows Short Till He Reigns as King ' ' "- ; ' ' S ' The Forgotten Man leaned on his hoe today and though? , of his good luck. ,. Because the Forgotten Man now to be the Remembered Man got a glimpse into the future, particularly to Sunday June 18, designated as his holiday, Fathers Day. : : He saw several things in the offing. First, it came to him ". very clearly that the whole family is coins to treat him with rare courtesy and appreciation. And second, he saw his sons and daughters writing down all the good things they could think about him. COMES INTO OWN v It made the old boy prWty happy, and he just stood in the) sunshine and leaned on the hoe and decided this isn't a bad world after all, even with its taxes, new screens to be put on the windows, rugs to beat and shoes to buy. Yes, sir, father saw he was finally coming, into his own. And that makes the Fathers Day editor pretty tickled too, to see all these boys and girls writing their essays for The Tribune's big contest. They're starting early, these young essayists, because the contest got under way only Sunday. And it won't be over until midnight of next Monday. . 25 WORD LIMIT Then 21 of these youngsters will share all the prize money and each of them will be able to get his father a real present for the big day. And his father will get even more pleasure when he reads the prize-winning essay In The Tribune, right along with son or daughter's name. 1 Some of the essay contestants are getting help from their teachers, with the whole class practicing writing about Father and what a swell fellow he is. It's not so hard to write the good things about him, but it takes a little practice to hold them to 25 words, the contest limit. However when you do it, the re-j ward is worth the effort. There are three groups for contestants, all arranged by age. The first group Is for those writers between the Funds for Trial . .use vk uiuuijr xiuiii mc oci&cu pacific States Savings and Loan Company to pay attorneys representing State Building and Loan Commissioner Ralph Evans In the case was banned today under an order signed by San Francisco Superior Judge James G. Conlan. The order was signed late yesterday after the State Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from the judge's decision in th, matter, and Judge Conlan continued the case until next Monday to permit Evans' counsel time to consider further appeal steps. At the same time,' Los Angeles Federal Court arraignment of Robert S. Odcll and Gerald White, ousted president and vice-president, respectively, of the company, n indictments charging mutilation and concealment of records was continued till Monday, - In a separate proceeding In T is Angeles, the Federal court ruled it was without jurisdiction in the matter of reorganization plans of Pacific States since the concern was licensed by the State building and loan commissioner and the State Is now engaged in liquidation activities., 1 In connection with the San Francisco ruling, Attorney General Earl Warren, whom the judge held was the proper officer to represent Evans, informed the court that the building and loan commissioner had not sought his assistance In the French Ship Damaged MARSEILLE, June 6.-W-Fire which started frpm an undetermined cause damaged the liner Andre Lebon of the Messager'ies Maritimes Shipping Company here today. Mate Reused Valin to Wed, Retire From Ring; It's a Cowpuncher's Life for Him! HAYWARD June 6. Domingo Valln's court clothes became nis courting clothes, he announced to his friends today. ' The heavyweight fighter, 23, whoe reputation for barroom brawls is nearly equal to his reputation In the ring, revealed that he will marry Miss Connie Andrews, 22, cowgirl ind model, in three weeks. ' Wearing the same brilliant cowboy outfit that dazzled police court attaches month ago when he appeared last on battery charges, Valln introduced his bride-to-be to friends and photographers. She, too, was garbed in Western .attlre. . OCCASION! , TOASTED And Valin, who promised he will give up both the prize ring and the unofficial rings of the barrooms, took "just a few drinks" to toast the coming occasion. , , Miss Andrews smiled shyly when the fighter revealed that she had made him promise to quit finhung after s year and turn to punrhin cows on her falhrr's ranr-h in Red wood Canyon, The core's th y ages of 8 and 12. The second group takes in youngsters from 13 to 18, and the third group Is made up of essayists between 17 and 21. FIRST PRIZE flO The first prize in each gVoup li $10. Then there is a second award of $5 In each, division, and five additional prizes of $1 in each group. Write your name and address and age with your essay and send It to the Fathers Day, editor or bring it in person to the Information Department of The Tribune. The winners will he selected Tuesday, and you'll have your prize money in Ample time for the holl- . day, a week from next Sunday, Judges for the contest arp K. Leroy Hamman, president of the Oakland Area Boy Scout Council; Douglas McPhee. president of the uaKiand Advertising Club, and Norma Sims, secretary of the Girl Reserves. Last Rites. Held For E. H. Furth Final rites for Edwin H. Furth, 64, for many years an Oakland mer-chant and civic leader,, were held here today from the Cathedral Chapel of Grant BT Mijler with Rabbi William Stern, ,of Temple Sinai, officiating. Furth's business associates , served as pallbearers. Cremation followed at the Oakland Crematorium, Furth was the senior member of the Capwell, Sullivan' & Furth department store. For a quarter of century he was an executive of thl , H. C. Capwell Company. In 1929,. after that store had merged wlth'the Emporium, he lolned with Cebert , Capwell and Thomas Sullivan to organize the firm of Capwell, Sullivan & Furth. : A native of North San Juan, Nevada County, Furth attended the University of the Pacific preparatory academy at San Jose and then attended the University of California for two years. ; Furth is survived by his widow, Mrs. Estelle Furth; a son, Donald H. Furth, of Salt Lake City, and two daughters, Mrs. David Glickman of Oekland and Mrs. Philip F. Johnson of Portland, Ore. The family home Is at 491 Crescent Avenue. Ming Expert Dies . NEW HAVEN. Conn, June 6. Dr. Stephen J. Maher, 79, nationally knovw authority on tuberculosis, died unexpectedly today at his horne here. He had been chairman of the Connecticut Tuberculosis Commission for 28 years. ' ;.. V will make their. first public appearance together Sundsy at the Liver-more Rodeo. ; .Valin revealed that he bought the rings yesterday. He said he and Miss Andrews will "elope" to Reno and then go to Los Angeles for a- short stay. The bride-to-be is a pretty blond whose head baYely reaches the brawny Valln's shoulder.' She formerly modeled bathing suits in an Oakland store. , : SECOND MARRIAGE This will be the second m;in : for Valin. He was divorced in 1 from Josephine Souza Valin a" she charged he left her the day a they were married, July 19, U She also charged that he ma-' her only to spite "another girl" whom he had been previously gaged. But that's all in the p t, lighter said. "I'm going to mfl;c a p;o of -time," he declared. VAH ; hang up rny r' n- , I punch imi! : I ' "cs or ! - ' "

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