Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on December 24, 1940 · Page 13
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 13

Oakland, California
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Tuesday, December 24, 1940
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0 A K LAND'S ' NLY LOCALLY' OWNED, ', LOCALLY, CONTROLLED DAILY NEWSPAPER vol cxxxm- THEY'LL i . ( t flere Is double proof of the fury of the downpour that struck the bay region early today, bringing .26 of an inch of rain SANTA BREEZES WITH BIGGEST The suspense ends tonight? Tissue paper-wrapped gifts come out ot hiding in the closet to Xind their proper place under the Christmas tree. Santa Claus will carry a bigger load than ever before, even bigger than that of 1929. Never before had Oakland seen such a shopping season as the one ending today. But now the rush is over, and it's time to open Santa Claus' packages. Some of the gifts will be opened tonight; others tomorrow. Even the weatherman's forecast iot rain failed to dampen the Christmas spirit. The Christmas spirit, in the form of parties, entertainments and celebrations, has been in full swing for a week. It evei reached the poor, who have been the guests at countless parties given by charitable, fraternal and, civic organizations. u GIFTS FOR ALL There were gifts for all at these parties and one group of Oakland businessmen presented shoes to 500 underprivileged children. Other organizations entertained at dinners and made gifts of toys, candy and clothing. Even the U.S. Army has taken time out from its defense training to observe Christoas. Military life at major Army posts has been at a low ebb since a general lU-uay holiday was ordered by Lieut. Gen John L. DeWilt, commanding the Fourth Army, and the soldiers had scattered to their homes under the travel rate granted men in uni form. Special Christmas dinners, pro grams and religious services will be held by the Army for officers uftd soldiers who remain in camps. Relatives and friends of those re' maining on the "skeleton crews' wilf be included In the entertain' ments. There was a party today for children at the San Francisco Pre sidio. COMMUTERS CELEBRATE Ferryboat and train commuters in the Bay region held their traditional .parties today. The Key : Systems transbay travelers had a party, complete with tree, Santa Claus and carolers, this morning at the San Francisco Terminal Build ing. The party was held to per- , petuate the old Yule parties held previously on the Key System and Southern Pacific Iernes. A stage was erected in the Ter minal building, where R. H. Gliss- man presided over the festivities in the role of Santa Claus. From 7:45 to 9 a.m., "Gory and Roberts," ec centric violinists, and the Newcomb Brothers, musicians, entertained the commuters. Peninsula commuters of the South-i'acific celebrated while traveling as the "Los Gatos Commuters and Way Station Friends." Passengers on the Northwestern Pacific's fer- ivboats held parties. . At the base of the General Grant tree, in King's Canyon National Park, a Christmas Day ceremony will be held by the Christmas Tree Association. In the 2400-foot depths of a Grass Valley gold mine, 50 voices c the Cornish Gold Mining Singers will be heard tonight in a Nation-wide broadcast of Welsh Christmas music. EXTRA HALF-HOLIDAY State, county and city employees K'gan their holiday this noon, and the San Francisco Stock Exchange closed at .12:15 p.m. Instead of the usual hour of 2:30. But the coming of Christmas means a busy day for telephone company employees, who will handle a flood of long distance and local telephone calls for persons extending greetings to friends and relatives. J, D. Holmes, division manager of the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company, announced that the operating force in the Bay area has been increased by 125 per cent. Storm conditions will add to the already difficult service problem, pnd telephone users may encounter delays on certain calls, especially to distant points. Holmes said he expected the total volume of boll- RE-NAME JTLAKEALAMEDA AFTER THIS tltillM rl . :--v .::V-:::: 'I ,''"T:vi': ::v-'.'j45,.v. IN TONIGHT PACK EVER day calls to exceed last year's rec ord by 65 per cent. GIFTS FOR THE NEEDY Mamr relipf organization have provided either funds or provisions lor t-nrisimas dinners ior me neeay, and others will cook and serve the Yule dinner to the itinerant. Practically all jails, hospitals and other public institutions will have turkey dinners. Sneeial Christmas services will be held in nearly all churches in Metropolitan Oakland. Some religious institutions will have services both toniglit and tomorrow. The Pan American's Honolulu Clipper leaves Treasure Island at 4 D.m. today with a heavy load of special delivery Christmas mail which will be delivered to homes tomorrow in Honolulu. The clipper oi.n nam nrovlslons for a Christmas .Eve dinner for its crew and passengers, and will be decorated with a Christmas tree. Hayward Civic Leader Is Stricken HAYWARD, Dec. 24. Final rites will be held' Thursday for Otto Emerson. 85, prominent Hayward rivic leader, who died this morning at his home at 2672 Foothill Boulevard. A native of Illinois,- Emerson had been living in this district for the Inst 69 years. He was known for his interest in Boy Scout work and two years ago was given the Beaver award, one of the highest Scout honors. ' Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pratt Mortuary. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Leulla Kool. WELL, WELL IF A cowboy 8 ' i - . . ff . fl K lill Jilli! ,i -vim -W I ;-y life - "X'l : I xiii.fcS III Tr T I 'if, . I '-Ji II" r- "V always returns with his horse, no matter where it strays to. This horse. wan-Its pasture on a Dublin ranch stepped on a rotten plank and splashed in the dered from bottom of a Ivan Myres well. . First the well was bailed to lower the water level, "and then Cowboy diyed in to fasten ropes with which the horse was rescued. Tribune photo. 3 X to Oakland In one hour. These scenes were found in Ala- ' meda, where an exceptionally high tide on San Leandro Truck, Man Plunge in Bay Mystery Surrounds . Fatal Accident at Foot of Seventh St. Mystery today surrounded the tragedy in which Giovanni Riviec-cio, 35, San Francisco truck driver, plunged to his death yesterday from the wharf of the Albers Milling Company, at the foot of Seventh Street. A search, started after he had been missing. nearly Jill day, found skid marks on the dock and an oil slick on the watef. Divers located the truck at the bottom of the bay, Riviecclo's body still in the cab. It was impossible to determine what caused the truck to leave the dock, police said. Rivieccio. driver for the Columbia Machine Works, 160 Spear Street, San Francisco, left there at 9:30 a.m. yesterday to pick up welding equipment at the Albers plant for repair. He loaded the equipment and got Into his truck, but no one noticed him after he started the engine. Rivieccio is survived by a widow and a daughter, Jeanette, 11. Gunman Holds Up Oakland Coffee Shop An armed bandit held up the White Log Coffee Shop at 346 14th Street early today and rifled the till of $10 after forcing the night attendant into the kitchen and forcing a patron to remain seated at a counter stool until ' he made his escape In a waiting automobile. IT ISN'T A HORSE IN A WELL EXCLUSIVE ' ASSOCIATED P MS S ... OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA. MM II i -Jr. II si is 5iis WI ill lip s JR "s- k s ft I 1 !- ::. ! HE WORE HIS WIFE'S NEW HAT; CAN'T JAIL A MAN FOR THAT! A man hiking around the street at 2:15 a.m. wearing a- woman's hal might arouse the suspicions of policeman, ' but then it's Christmas time and anything can have sense. So it was that Johnny Owens, steward on the Matson liner Mari posa, won a suspended judgment on drunk charges today. Owens, according to Patrolman Eugene L. Cleu, Was cutting a pretty figure when they " met- downtown. Cleu locked him up, and this morn ing he appeared before Police Judge Chris B. Fox. He had the female millinery under his arm as he strode before the bar of justice. r 'IT'S MY WIFE'S' "What are you doing with that hat?" demanded the judge. "It's my wife's," Owens replied. "Where' did you get it?" asked the judge. , "I bought it last night. My ship is tied up in San Francisco, but the stores weren't open there last night, so I came over to Oakland Christmas shopping," Owens ex plained. ' 'The officer says you were walk' ing around wearing it Why?" pur sued Judge Fox. "Well." said Owens, hesitating, "I didn't want it wrapped, so I thought I'd wear it." v "Where is your wife?" "Oh, your honor, she's a steward ess on the same ship and she's over there, Owens answered. "And you were wearing the hat as a matter of convenience and not intoxication?" Judge Fox queried. 'That's right, your honor." JUDGMENT SUSPENDED "Well, It's Christmas, so I'll sus pend judgment, the court decided WIMfHOTO. united rust TUESDAY. DECEMBER isr Li' V,: a Bay Joined with the rain to flood the Alameda Municipal Golf Club course and surrounding neighborhood. The : And Owens departed , with a ''Thank you, your honor." . But that doesn't end the story not quite. , He stepped out the nearest door tq the corridor and then became confused, not being used to the Oakland police courts. So he walked in another door, and there he was, right back before Judge Fox. , "Oh," he said, "I'm back in jail!" "Not quite," said the judge, "but you may be if you don't get these doors straightened around in your mind. That's (pointing) the way out." "Thank you again, your honor," Owens said, scuttling for the door, "and a Merry Christmas to you, sir" '.: Slayer of ChikJ Is Released Mother Who Left Baby to Die in Paper Bag Wins Freedom Now, perhaps, Mrs. Rose Bozlch, 30, believes In Santa Claus. Admitted slayer of her infant daughter in 1938, Mrs. Bozlch won a degree of leniency when she appeared in Superior Court in March, 1938, for sentence on a manslaughter charge. Instead of a one to 10- year term In the penitentiary she was placed on eight years probation, the first three to be served In the county Jail. Today, with Christmas spirit per vading the Superior Court, she ap peared before Superior Judge Lincoln S. Church and received a Christmas present In the form of an Immediate release from jail. The petition for modification of the sentence was submitted by Pub lic Defender WUIard Shea and drew support from Assistant District At torney Leonard Meltzer, who lauded Mrs. Bozich's exemplary conduct in jail, and Deputy Probation Officer Arlene Hersey, who reported Mrs. Bozlch a model prisoner. Although she had served only a year and nine months of her sentence, Mrs. Bozich had actually been in jail two years and one month since her arrest after she caused one of her children to abandon her infant daughter In a paper bag in a vacant lot. Found alive, the in fant later died of exposure. Leniency in the original sentence was based on Mrs. Bozich's story of a sordid home life. In submitting the plea today, Shea reported that she had been offered a home and employment by relatives. Sculptor Dies NEW YORK, Dec. 24. (JPh-John Ettl, 69, portrait sculptor, who was credited with inventing the first machine to enlarge sculptures, died Sunday. . . Horse Is Rescued From Well As Cowboy Takes to Water Both Dobbin the horse and Ivan Myres, a cowboy of 3583 Dublin Road, Hayward, are staunch supporters of the old adage "A friend in need is a friend indeed." Both needed friends, and both got them at the right time. ' Dobbin, owned by Bob Gould of Oakland, had been pastured at the Dublin ranch where Myres was "breaking him in." He wandered through a wire fence and dropped 15 feet through a rotten planking into 10 by 10 foot well with about 10 feet of water. He managed -to keep hU head 24, 1940 f -J Sea School Site At Morrow Cove State Maritime Academy to Be Moved To Vallejo Location Thfl V,nniH nf crrwprnnrR '. of the California Maritime Academy today announced they had seiectea morrow Cove near Vallejo as a new site for the school at which merchant marine officers are trained. The site was chosen from a final list of three possible places. The other tun pre on tna Marin Countv shore of San Francisco Bay at Ring Point ana at .Newport nurDur in Southern California. " -An academy spokesman said several conditions were attached to the final choice to be met by March is He did not anticipate diffi culty however in meeting them. One of the conditions is changes nnnaecnrv n Federal and State legislation to permit the academy, now at California City, to move from San Francisco Bay. The spokesman saia mat duuo-!n nt lh Rodeo-Valleio . Ferry Company at Morrow Cove would be used for the school and a new dock Would be built. He estimated the maximum cost of expenditures at $7500. Under present plans the scnooi would be ready when the school-ia Stnte returns from its. antral cruise around June 1. The school is forced to move be cause the Navy wants the present site. Mother, 17, Wins Divorce; Court Finds Paternity A divorce was granted in the Alameda County Superior Court today to Mrs. Margaret Caracciolo, 17, S93 Sycamore ' Street, mother of id' ward Jr.. 10 months.' Edward Caracciolo, 18, who married her in -Reno October 7, 1939. denied paternity of the boy, but Superior Judge Lincoln s. unurcn found that he was the father and directed that he pay $10 monthly for the child's support. , Mrs. Caracciolo charged that her husband was cruel to her. She also had asked an annulment on the ground of her youth at the time of the marriage, but evidence showed she was of age in Nevada, although not in California. Both plaintiff and defendant were represented by their parents, acting as guardians, since they are, under age. Edwin Atherton Is Sued by Wife Edwin Atherton,. Pacific Coast Conference commissioner of athletics and former G-man, was sued for separate maintenance in - San Francisco today. In her suit Mrs. Atherton charged cruelty and asked $475 monthly maintenance' above water until Myres found him yesterday morning, 12 hours later. Myres needed help to get his steed back to terra firma, so he called for assistance. Neighbors from nearby ranches, as well as a crew from the J. Harry Howell ranch, responded, and with pulleys and tackle hoisted Dobbin from his water hole. ' However, before all this was accomplished, Myres had to strip to the skin, and swim In the icy water to place ropes around the horse. Prior to this, neighbors aided in bail ing the well so that the horse did not have to stretch for air. 13 WEEK'S f V : nature of golfers is such they ' .. out of the dampness. (Story D ACCIDENTAL SHOT FATAL TO BOY AS HE "Mother w 1 1 1 b surprised," Thomas Clark, 12, and hli sister, Aileen," 14, agreed yesterday afternoon as they started to shift the furniture about their home to prepare for Christmas. ' They moved a chair here, a table there, and then Tommy reached for his rifle to get it out of the way for more furniture shifting. The gun was discharged, the bullet went throufih Tommy's head, and he died at the Alameda County Emergency Hospital a short time later, MOTHER SEES AMBULANCE His mother, Mrs, Verdia' Clark, saw an ambulance speed by her bus as she was en route to the home at 2G87 Fisher Avenue from her work as a practical nurse. ' ;. "Some poor soul has been hurt," she said to the woman riding beside her. The ambulance was speeding back as the bus neared Mrs. Clark's stop. "Oh, it must have been bad, she said. "The ambulance is going so fast." She discovered what had happened when she got home a few minutes later. . - . SISTER'S STORY t Aileen told her mother about the furniture moving they had done. She said she didn't see just what happened, but she knew Tommy was starting to get the gun out of the way when she heard it discharge and turned to see her brother fall. The boy's father, Allen J. Clark, gave the .22 caliber rifle o Tommy, an Elmhurst Junior High School student and a Boy Scout, so that he could join a rifle club. But Tommy had never used the gun. The father was at work In the furniture store in which he is employed when the accident happened SUSPECT RELEASED FOR HOLIDAY IN CEMENT MIXER CASE ALBANY, Dec. 24 John McCoy, 28, Berkeleyan accused of whisking away a cement mixer from an Albany construction job during a dense, fog"" was held to answer In Superior Court today on a charge He appeared before Judge Louis Hardie, who,, in the trule Yule spirit, reduced his bail from $1000 to $750 so McCoy could spend Christmas at home. McCoy had been held In Jail since a "grapevine tip" resulted in his arrest for the theft of the bulky mixer. His attorney .requested the bail reduction because his client could not "make" the $1000 figure. The $750 was posted immediately. The mixer vanished during the "pea soup" ' fog early this month from a project on Washington Avenue, towed to Vallejo and sold to a contractor there for $275, according to police. It was owned by Joseph H. Plain, 3715 Cutting Boule vard. Richmond. McCoy, who had been employed by Plain, lives at 2219 Ninth Street, Berkeley. ! Two Arrested on Narcotics Charges A Berkeley musician and a San Francisco entertainer were arrested today in San Francisco and charged with Narcotics Act violations in a raid which officers said netted $2000 worth of marijuana. Arrested were Robert Scobey, 24, of 1331 McGee Avenue, Berkeley, who was charged with transportation and possession of marijuana, and Charles S. Haer, 31. of 2911 16th Street, San Francisco, who was charged with possession. State Narcotics Agent Ralph Armstrong said he trailed Scobey from a hall at 16th and Mission Streets to Haer's room. THE TRIBUNE If your Tribune does not arrive, phoni TE mplebar 6000, before 7:45 p.m. (Sunday, 1 1 :30 a.m.) Paper will be tent at onc DELIVERY SERVICE IS GUARANTEED NO. 177 FLOODS don't care enough to come in on Page 1.) Tribune photos AIDS MOTHER 14 Thomas Clark, 12, who accidentally shot and killed himself last night. OAKLAND MAN AND WIFE DIE ONLY FEW HOURS APART Harry Lucas, 51, 534 Merrimai Street, and his wife, Violet, 50, died within 12 hours of one another earlj ' today and last night. 1 , Mrs. Lucas, who had been bedridden at her home for a month, was found dead last night by' the apartment manager. Lucas died early today In the Alameda County Emergency Hospital. He was taken there early Sunday morning after he was found lying in the apartment driveway in the rain, clad only in an undershirt and a blanket - PRESIDENT SPOON COUPON 54 This coupon anJ 25c, p!u sales tax, entitles you to receive ONE of tlie President Commemorative Spoonj in accordance with the terms of tlia Tribune's Spoon Oi'.'ir. Full details in Tribune, or phone TE mplebar 6000. l.-.l 92. 1 clip At;- f V

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