Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on November 2, 1939 · Page 12
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 12

Oakland, California
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Thursday, November 2, 1939
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- I -t ,12 B OAKLAND TTOfUNE, THTJRSDAT, WOTEMSER 1 YSS RAILROADS JOIN GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS WAR ON HAM, EGGS 1 Transport Systems Ban Warrants as Pay; Patterson Proposes Substitute Pension Plan On mora big lection of California'! business save advance notice today H would have nothing to do with Ham and Teg warrant. The railroads this time turned thumbs down. ' A. J. McFadden, president of the ' California State Chamber of Commerce, inquired of the four major railroads serving California whether tber would take the warrants in man of the California Employment Commission, predicted complete disruption of the California unemployment insurance act He said this belief was strengthened by warnings from Arthur J. Altmeyer, chairman of the Federal Social Security Bureau, and Paul V. McNutt, Federal security administrator. Matthews said stopping of weekly benefit checks would affect between payment of freight and passenger 1 60,000 and 80,000 unemployed work-charges. ers m California every week. He Replies of the Santa Fe, Union Pa-' quoted Altmeyer that the pension eifie. Western Pacific and Southern ! P'an would cost every employed Pacific systems in San Francisco, McFadden said, were that "only lawful money will be accepted." They made It clear the answer covered both Interstate and intrastate business. . . ALL BUSINESS OPPOSED That made the attitude of produc ers, distributors, transporters ana - retailers of goods solid against accepting warrants. Previously the .. manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers associations of the State had , made public announcement they would not take the warrants. Banks and insurance companies took a like stand, and Federal Government , agencies turned a cold shoulder toward use of warrants in any and ' all payments due Uncle Sam. Meanwhile, Lieut. Gov. Eliis E. - Patterson proposed In Sacrampnto, a "60 at 60" pension plan for California's aged. . . He made his proposal with reser- rations, however. He said he would 'propose the $60 pension in the event the Ham and Eggs plan fails of passage at the special election Tuesday " or, In the event the plan is passed, - Jt should be found unworkable. WOULD UP ALL TAXES Patterson said bis pension would be financed by increasing all forms of taxes, exclusive of the sales tax. He predicted that the Ham and i Eggs campaign, even if unsuccessful, would "loosen up the next Legisla ture and force them to give bigger 1 pensions.1 i "I was never in favor of it in toto but one thing it will do is make the Democratic party give the peo ple adequate pensions," Patterson added. Patterson refused to be pinned down on whether his proposed at 60" plan meant he believed the Ham and Eggs pension wouia De defeated. California now pays the highest old age pension in the country $33 per month for those over 65 years of age and will raise it to $40 next year. HAM. EGG PLATFORM . Patterson was elected lieutenant governor on the Ham and Eggs vote : last November and is waging his campaign for United States senator an the same platform. An avalanche of condemnation i against Ham and Eggs came from various State officials today as pen' ion sponsors made last-minute ap peals for more funds and precinct workers. ' Richard Sachse, new State director of natural resources, flatly declared the plan ."would completely put most of the State agencies out of commission." "While it would, do tremendous damage If It carries, it will not work," Sachse continued. "But how long it will take to collapse and the effect of other provisions, such as the gross income tax and State bank provisions, no man can say. "It would completely disrupt the State and county governments and, to some extent, local governments. It's a pity the people who expect lo much from the amendment are being so terribly misled." TOWN8END OPPOSED Dr. Francis E. Townsend, who has I National following for his own plan,' reiterated that any pension , program must be Nationwide in cope, "No single State can solve the problem of unemployment and pay pensions of any size," he said. "Proponents of Ham and Eggs no doubt are sincere but their methods are a distinct threat not only to the State but to our senior citizens,, "These sponsors claim after 30 days warrants can be redeemed for money. If all would do it, it could be done, but would the people with money want to exchange it for warrants? They would not." J. L. Matthews of Covins, chair- worker in California an average $625 a year. McNutt declared that if Californl should decide to "substitute State warrants for dollars and propose to match Federal contributions with warrants instead of money, the Fed eral Security Administration could not continue to put up dollars match paper that is not money." NO HAM, EGG WAGES Samuel R. Mercer, secretary the State Industrial Welfare Com mission, revealed the commission had sent warnings to employer! that minimum wages must be pai in money and not Ham and Egg: warrants, regardless of the election outcome. William S. Dunn, California de partment commander of the American Legion, said the legion'; program of rehabilitation, c h 1 1 welfare, hospital and patients wel fare would be nullified and th future of the Yountville Veterans' Home endangered if the pension plan carries. Dist. Atty. Otis Babcock said he was considering calling a special session of the Sacramento County Grand Jury to Investigate charges of illegal registrations, violation of the election laws, and an asserted plot to nave pension voters loiter in poll ing dooms to stall opposition bal lotlng. CHAOS PREDICTED The scheme would wreck the State's financial structure, probably sena tne state's bonds into default cause suffering to the aged, blind and orphans and oblige school teach ers to take their wages m warrants, State Controller Harry B. Riley pre- aictea. Alfred J. Lundberg. Key Svstem Company president and vlce-presi- aent oi ine state Chamber of Com merce, declared adoption of the warrants scheme would be equivalent to economic secession from the Union. J. L. Matthews, chairman of the California Employment Commission, in a press statement said pensions amendment would completely , dig rupt the State's unemployment in surance program. ACCOUNTING DEMANDED The Secretary of State's office in Sacramento announced today that it still will require the Retirement Life Payments Association, sponsor oi tne Mam and Eggs pension scheme, to file additional reports on expenditures and contrlbut ons. The first required report finallv accepted yesterday only complied with the law requiring an Initial ac counting for the period ending Sen lemoer a, ana it was pointed out a second report for October is due now. Deputy Secretary of State Charles J. Hagerty said other campaign or' ganizations already have filed their first and second reports. Third and final statements, show ing all campaign contributions and expenditures, must' be submitted within 30 days after the election, Five Are Fined In Walnut Creek Court DANVILLE, Nov. 2. One person was fined for reckless driving, three for speeding and one for parking on the highway in Judge WaltetSmith's fourth township Justice Court here during the past week. Frank Craig of Port Chicago was fined $25 for reckless driving and was given a 90-day suspended sentence. Speeding: Frank J. Dutra. Hotel Oakland, Oakland, $5; Bud T. Strom, 1229 Nevin Avenue, Richmond, $5; and Jack A. Ulrich, Route 2, Box 164, Modesto, $5. Parking on the highway cost Joe Franke Sr. of 463 Baden Avenue, South San Francisco, $2.50. Sift I aT A LEE WATER-BLOC HAT WILL IMPROVE IT V ' T j"'' THE PADDOCK S ..$. fat. Off VAIN 0fVUMAVCM ltm-HIAP(9 m CENfkOtft ' ROGERS FASHION LANE SN MODERN QUARTERS DEPARTMENT HEADS a 11 ,1 2 jf i-i & ,, 1 5 : i J d , . . I .... . s 1L JLtfi crvy 8 i '!, jQ I I i I I f yyj j ' $ LA--' J "f Department managers at Rogers are (top to bottom) Jack Hall, Alfred Freitas, Leonard Lustlg and Augie Benitea. New lines of merchandise are being offered by the redecorated store. Store Offers Great Values The latest styles at the greatest values today took men of Oakland to Rogers Fashion Lane clothing store as it finished its 1939 modernization program in keeping ith its perpetual policy of being abreast of the times. New merchandise in a new setting brought enthusiastic approval both of patrons and men's clothing experts. The store has been redecorated and modernized through out and the shelves newly stocked with the latest Fall apparel. From the welcoming neon signs on the facade to the newest suit inside, the store's completely modern, Mcl Barnett, manager, point d out. FINE SELECTION We have one of the finest selections of men's clothing today that Rogers ever has offered its customers," Barnett said. "There are more new models here than ever, principally because we ordered and got our shipments delivered early. "But while we have gone to g-eat pains to make this a more convenient shopping center for men, the prices of our -merchandise will not be increased. The same values that have always prevailed at Rogers will be found." Barnett pointed out that now, early in November, is the time to shop for holiday apparel. Particularly will wives and friends find the store's stock suggestive of holiday gifts. And any article may be purchased on Rogers' easy credit plan. An account may be opened at once and payments divided to fit the purchaser's budget. LADIES INVITED "So sure are we of our values and the quality of our goods fiat we invite ladies to come with the men and shop with them. We know that with their sense of values the ladies will like our styles." The sales force at Rogers has been trained to advise men on the correct ensemble to wear, Barnett said. A man shopping there need not worry that his necktie, shirt or hat will spoil the remainder of his appearance; the most fas tidious will be satisfied, Barnett added. With the store's 1939 moderniza tion program complete, Jack Hall a veteran in Oakland clothing circles and widely known among men's clothing buyers, has been appointed manager of the men's furnishing department. In his de partment may be found shirts, neck MANAGER - (IV Mel Barnett manager of the Rogers Fashion Lane store. wear, underwear, socks, pajamas, belts and suspenders. All merchandise at Rogers Is of nationally advertised standard brands. Bargain Prices Attract Buyers "By increasing the volume of our merchandise, Rogers Fashion Lane now is able to give Oakland men better clothing values than ever, and that despite rising pices throughout the country. Yet e have not increased our prices." That was the statement of Mel Barnett, manager of the modern apparel shop at 1209 Broadway, as he invited Oakland men and women to stop in at the newly modernized store and inspect the merchandise. "We issue an open invitation for Oakland shoppers to look over our merchandise, handle it andJae convinced of its style and yalue. A trained staff of salesmen is ready i) help the customer, but there is no obligation to make a purchase at every visit Particularly do we welcome those working downtown to drop in in their spare time, their lunch hour or after dark, to see this new men's clothing." Barnett pointed out that every article of apparel a man may need is carried in stock. The modernization has included installation of a new lighting sys tem that shows the clothing in its most naturad light. Indirect lighting cuts out the glare and lays the fabrics out in the most attractive manner. The customer can see exactly what he is buying. ATTRACTIVE EXTERIOR This photograph shows the attractive new exterior of the Rogers Fashion men's clothing store, at 1209 Broadway, upon completion of its 1939 modernization program. (Mitel gmm IEEE mLLlLijb As rfwrih' la fiqulr u4 ' Th iafiraay vtslai Part. Mill II 1 1 1 III I II II I I I III I I II 1 1 I II I I II 1 1 1 New FRONT o New INTERIOR O New STOCK o New VALUES A finer store with additional facilities to render greater service to Oakland's best dressed men. Offering styles and values unexcelled anywhere in America . . . nationally popular lines at lowest nationally advertised prices. . . . First payment after Thanksgiving then four months to pay. No interest no carrying charge no extras. I in . I I -It T M ISSs,, I J town shoes with the ruggedness the season demands Crosby Square Shoes "Double tolcs," said those few knowing gentlemen who set Ihe fashions in men's footwear, "and heavy perforations, anrl bootmaker's antique finish." Thus the trend for Full. The wearer of these handsome Crosby Squares is in line with the trend, and fully confident that his shoes are "right" in every rugged detail, as well ai smartly comfortable. For they are faithful reproductions of costly custom made originals and fashioned of choice, good-looking, long-wearing leathers, over the dist in- 0fi ITf guished Coronet last V"'" Choose youri today. Arrow Shirts We offer you the most popular shirts in America. Why so popular? They're the only shirts that have Arrow collars the only shirts that come in the Mitona sliaped-to-fit design . oaniorizea-nrunk . . . fabric shrinkage less than lo. Ihese, in newest shades end patterns $2.00 ft 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 iiiiii nit 1 1 in ii iim iiiiii mi i ii i i ii i i i - - 3 mam I I III 1 1 If 1 1 1 1 1 1 II I I I llln EMnlr llll II II 1 1 llll I II I I If11 sinrd7 1 1 1 IflUT ' Y " fytvy I J I ft fa Parent Until tfteahkj! i n hi l ff i lajy Vt raw it a 'X "ii 1 va 11 M-r j i wis a mc ii d o y rr a . i Fashion Lane De Luxe Compare with any nationally popular make selling from S25 to S35. Rrncd Fashion Lane De Luxe Suits and O'Coats at a new low price. New styles, new fabrics, new colors. Finest craftsmanship. Compare with any nationally popular make selling from $25 to $35. You'll buy NOW at Rogers and SAVE up to $13.25. SUITS SUITS in the most popular stripes. Singlt or doubt breasted models. Styled for 1940. Thiiwetk only S2 1.75. COATS Wraps, Bat Mac, straight lines, flares. Belted, semi-belted, non-belted. Styles popular for all-year wear. , t A -eaWI I' . Br the : to a $ way o Are 5 appetiti a full q worK, v. a loss o blood That-..age mean a. If you j try tne I 5p,prove J.laniK fUnes . . to hcalti

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