Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on September 27, 1944 · Page 12
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12 D Oakland Tribune, Wednesday, Sept 27, 1 944 Mrs. M'Pherson . Is Found Dead Cmijnaed from Pace 1 trail to big Angelus Temple in Los Aageles. ; Through the ' years the held fanlaiealW -devoted flock who hai Jelujjjied approvingly -whether she started a soup line lor the jobless, or changed the color of her hair and was divorced by ber third bus band. " MrsTMcPhefMifwas" honi "Aimee . , Kennedy on a farm near Ingersoll, Ont, Canada, October 9, 1890, Her : mother was Mrs. Minnie Kennedy, "Ma Kennedy" to the newspapers, She handled the evangelist's, bust ' nut affairs until they ouarreled. Almee's father died when she was a child. As a girl starring in school the ' atricals, Aimee had ambitions to become an actress. These dreams jaded when she met Robert Semple, -.young .evangelist conductingjtevi.-v: vals in Ingersoll. They married and Went to China, where Semple was a missionary. He died in the Orient a short time hezore their daugnter, Roberta Star Semple, was born. The -widow . returned to the TTnited States end' took up evange lism, traveling from town to town In the Fast and South in battered Ford, sometimes only a wagon. HARRIED FLOREDAN 'T She met James McPherson, Florida businessman, and they were married. A son, Rolf McPherson, , was1 bom. :; Rolf was married to ' Lorna Dee Smith of Alva, Okla. July 21, 1931, at Angelus Temple. His mother performed the cere-l siony before 5000 followers, ,"wUvi Jl leaving ner secona nusoena, Mrs. McPherson went to Los Angeles in 1918, where her real fame began . Turning the full power of her ' thwarted dramatic talents on revival audiences, she quickly- drew throngs to her Four Square Gospel church. In 1925 she raised funds to build Angelus Temple, seating B300. . In the big -domed tabernacle, Aimee -staged such spectacular evangelistic shows that unplously curious citizens often took them In Instead of the evening moyle. . ALWAYS THE STAR . ,Bwjai..wtfAiiiiftftiii.i.w-1wav. f ' ." Alniee, herself,idresieq" "In. "pure white, and frequently wearing -lav ish corsages of orchids or gardenias. She wrote the dramas and drove home her religious axioms through the simple, but direct, plcturiza J tions. : Angelus- Ttemple hummed, and could afford a $50-a-week press agent . Four Square gospel church branches sprouted- throughout the f ountry. - Aimee'i record-breaking stay on the front pages followed her dis appearance while swimming at Ocean Park, Cat:, on the afternoon f May 18, 1928. Thousands of her flock stood vigil at the beach while divers hunted for her. body. Two men were drowned in the frantic search,. RETURNS FROM DEAD' Without warning, on June 22, the evangelist . reappeared In a semi exhausted condition along the Mex lean border near Douglas,- Arit She said she had been kidnaped and had just escaped from aShack oh the desert. Although she claimed to 'have struggled miles over the sands, her clothing and shoes bore little sign of travel. - - Her story was scoffed at in Los Angeles, and it was charged she had "dlsapperred" to spend he time in a cottege at Carmel-by-the Sea with Kenneth G. Ormiston, husky, bald-headed radio operator of her Angelus Temple station. Mrs. McPherson was charged with obstructing Justice but the case was dismissed after a preliminary hearing. The evangelist's daughter, Ro berta, met and married Bradlye Smythe, ship purser of Alameda, later divorcing him. Mrs. McPherson married her third husband, David L. Hutton, rotund and jovial baritone in her choir. They new tor Yuma, AjTzt, Gretna Green of filmland, on Sunday, .Sep-tern ber 13, 1931, and were married en the step of an airplane. Along t .s. waaj reporter., .who., had . wind of t the elopement His newspaper re portedly sold 50,000 extras on the story. BRIDEGROOM SUED ' Almost on the wedding night Hazel Joan St Pierre announced the was suing Hutton for breach of promise. Miss St Pierre, a nurse f who had once -treated Hutton, ob- tairifed a $5000 judgment i Hutton divorced the evangelist In 1934. ! Mrs. McPherson continued her Nation-wide evangelistic tours and appointed Rheba Crawford Spll-l : valo, famed "Angel of Broadway," J Kew York, owociate pastor of the 1 temple in. 1933. J The years- 1938 and 1937 were marked by mny court appearances j and suits keeping Aimee s name in i the headlines. I ' Mrs. McPberson's strenuous lec ture tours, preaching engagements and court appearances were punc ? tured with several . illnesses, al ! though many times she appeared in the pulpit while convalescing. During a visit to Mexico In 1S4Z Mrs., McPherson contracted a tropical fever, temple associates said. whicn undermined her health during the following year. Four in Gambling Raid Elect- Jury Trials Four men charaed with conduct ing a gambling game in the rear of cigar store at lliz Stanford Avenue pleaded riot guilty before Police Judge Joseph A. Kennedy today and asked for a jury tnaL Judge Kennedy set October' 19 as the date of the trial and set ball at $1000 for each count against the men. Three of the men, Richard Schmidt, Fred Richmond and Frankie Bottass!, are charged with three counts each, and the fourth, Ben W. Shiler, is charged with two counts of conducting a gambling fame, : The four were In a oup of IS persons arrested in the place Sun day night in a police raid, - Of the other 11, two pleaded guilty to a charge of being visitors and were fined $10 each; nine pleaded guilty to gambling and were Ced M each. . . .1 f 1 '? P ' '. 'v ' i lk-? mk4yiiii i ii i ! ilk. i mi .11,1,1,1.. , n, mw&W n ' I 1 ' 111,..,, - " 'A. 1. J n French girl Jdcke German prisoner aa he runs along Toulon street before an Allied military police car, ; He was en route to Jail after capture in South France. J. "Wlrephoto. fff Visit Alameda:. Lodge ALAMEDA, Sept. 27.rr-Mrs. Ada . OBrien- president of the Re hekah Assembly, will make her of ficlal. visit to Fair Oaks Rebekah Lodge of'AlsmedaTbmorrow night at the Park. Street I.O.O.F, Hall, Mrs.' O'Brien- will rbe introduced by Mrs, Louis Cooper,, deputy president of District 7. and will be re ceived by, Vef da D. Tucker, noble grand . of Fair Oaks Lodge, Mrs. -Walter Kliegel is chairman of entertainment, and Mrs. David Entrican, general chairman. They will be assisted by Florence Post.:l, Mabel Wood, Evelyn Kramer, Mar jorie calder, - Irma Evans, Elsie Shaw. Verda Tucker. Eva Littler. Ruth-Smith, Marjorie Smith, Lil lian Sabin, Tillle Priestley, Ruth Beckmann, Emille Austin, Emma Wheeler, Elsie Ricketts, Hannah Pearson, Ada Goodwin, Marchie Hidgson, Eunice Viano, Agnes War- nock, Elizabeth Johnson, Clyde Wood, Gene Fiedler. Jack Manrow. Jack Hodgson andDon Viano. Hungary Expected o Ask Armistice LONDON, Sept 27. m-, The Paris radio, quoting Istanbul diplomatic circles, said it was believed today it was "only a, question of hours" before Hungary appeals to the Allies through Turkey for an armistice. The broadcast was heard by the Associated Press, . 30TH 4V BROADWAY. TI-4MI Mil .11 is f 'V v irv v lure el imR VM- aru IVAi m urn Tin If TJ lH II IN Q P U Ur U 1 rW AC! iaiivli ns a. nt A r lAru ms wvun r r x rsk Igl QUALITY IS I 7.0M0 m q I tfflJ . I FK WertaaMMpwoawterleli S I I 3P OBA1AHTXEDI Ot I KO SV wruenewhaVlreeloB ' S Hl ' VSi "NO IATIONINO ClITIHCAtr MQUIMD , ' 1 EAST 14TH AT 3TH AVENUI ' ' AN4JUV , v ' BUS, FIRE TRUCK CRA3HT5EVEN11JRT , RICHMOND; Sept 27.-Seven persons were injured, one seriously, when a 'Richmond fire truck, returning from a. false alarm, collided with a Key System bus at South 10th Street and Chanslor Avenue last night, police reported. ' l. Police said the engine was re turning to its station after re iponding to an alarm at a housing project at 31st and Erlandson Streets. The alarm was false and had been, turned in by a small boy, according to police. Most Seriously injured in the crash was John Callegari, 31, hose-man, of 3228 Barrett Avenue; who is at Richmond Hospital suffering from shock, cuts and bruises, and head Injuries. Two other firemen, Milton Hathaway, 28, of 3718 Roose velt Avenue, and A. A. Flores, 29, eV326 22nd..Street, incurred ufeTfioit of his accomplishment in or- ahd bruises. i Three women bus passengers, Mrs. Jennie Lorman, Mrs. Ruth Carlton, and Mrs. C. Vincent, all shipyard workers living at local housing projects, were treated at Perma-nente Field" Hospital for minor injuries, police said. The bus driver. L. P. Figueroa, of 3030 Coolidge Avenue, Oakland, suffered cuts and bruises. The fire truck drjver, J. J Reeves of Richmond, was uninjured. The Road to Berlin By the Associated Press 1 Western' front 305 miles from west of Kleve). 2 Russian front: 310 miles from Warsaw). .1im& HARRISON TM044 . ' J v - Army fo Release General fo Former Post With Airline Brig. Gen, Thomas B. Wilson, after three years of overseas service, will be released by the Army and placed on ' inactive ' status in order to resume his position as the chairman of the board of Transcontinental tc Western Air, Inc., it was announced today by Jack Frye, president "of the company.' - Wilson, outstanding transportation expert, served in the first World War and recently returned frorti New. Delhi, where he was chief of transportation of the China Burma India theater under Gen. Joseoh W. Stilwell. He also served under Gen. Doug las MacArthur, who presented him with the Legion of Merit in recogni ganizing and supervising transpor tation or troops and supplies. Hurryl Hurry! HURRY !1 LAST CALL . Christmas gift photographs miist be taken . now 'for overseas to allow time for finishing... 3 for 5.95 October 15th Last day to mail Christmas gifts Overseas No appointment is needed. Proofs shown Photograph Studio, H. C. CapwelV$ Basement ... Broadway,' Twentieth, Telegraph ' Telephone TEmplcbar l-l-l-l Store Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 I j iipwii L Fire; started In shore installations sent upbtflows,! smokeT and a bomb exploded nectf . a bwnfaa Japanese ship as Oil Heir Again In Divorce Court The 'marital ' problems of James McDqfTald III, grandson of a-former partner of John D. Rockefellfer who in 1938 astounded Reno by obtaining two. divorces in. one day, were back in the divorce court today. . McDonald's third wife, the iormer June Keams, charged the .millionaire socialitewith cruelty and adultery hi. a .suit filed late, yesterday in Superior Court at'Redwbod Cty4 asking custody of their two. children and $4000 a month for alimony, and support. . . Young1 McDonald-and Miss Kearns were married on June 17, 1938.. the very day the .oil heir obtained his two Reno 'divoj-ces'. . . - . Th first . rii vnrc ' was " f roni-1 the with whom he had eloped m, 1932 when she was, a lff-year-old high school girl and he was a student at the College otthe Pacific ; . Immediately- after the 'divorce from Aiecia, McDonald rushed out of the 'courtroom far a license to marry Doris Cunningham,, and. the same judge who had granted the divorce a few minutes before rhar-ried the two. ; . -1 ; - f : But. they, were back In court 10 minuter later With a divdree complaint . In . . which Doris . charged cruelty,"7 revealing; they were the parents of .' a yeariand-ahalf ' old Child born out, of wedlock.. The second divorce was granted, and on the same day McDonald married his present wife. Their two children are Joanne, 5, and Jeanne, 3. McDonald's for- tune was estimated at $12,000,000 in 1938. A cube of gold barely over 14 inches in each dimension would weigh a ton. Greenslade Seeks S. k Vote Vice-Admiral John W. Greenslade, former commandant, of 'the 12th Naval District and now Pacific Coast eff-ordfnator of Navy logistics, - went into the San Francisco Superior Court today to make Registrar of Voters Cameron King show cause why he shouldn't be allowed to register and vote in the November elections.- The' admiral, through, his attorney, Bradford. M. Milvin, requested a writ of mandate to' allow him. to register for the election,; According to his petition, King's office refused to 'accept his' registration .recently on the' grounds that he had. not established residence iff San Francisco although he has waJT The registrar said the stand was taken under W technicality of the la 'relating to servicemen who might be orirovinassfgnments. " Tomorrowig the last.day to register and Judge ihpmas 'M. Foley was to act on the "petition; today. Admiral ' Greenslade lives currently at l?Ot.Californa Street, San Francisco, . - , , ;, .. . . irs HASTIHGS FOR "IffiBIB Here, born in California, of a thorough understanding of the vie of Leisure Clothes, is masterful styling and workmanship ',. Careful choice of woolens . . artistic blending of colors and patterns. Here ere America's OURMitttAR Ycmk bomKers redded Mindanao, Sept 8. Ship in foreground later sank. AJ. Wirephoto from U.S. Nary. BILKED OF $160, ROSSI JEllS COURT Angelo J. Rossi, florist and former Mayor of San Francisco, went into Police Court there yesterday with a logical complaint, but he wasn't exactly sure at whom it should be directed. He told Judge Herbert C. Kaufman that a;man had come into his shop and represented 'himself as a salesman of electric clothes driers. "He had what sounded like a good thing;"-Rossi said, "so I paid him $160 cash, but I haven't seen him since' and I haven't received . any clothes dr4ejr," "All very criminal," agreed the judge.1 "What's the man's name and address?"' . "He said his name was Charles G. Cunningham, but I don't know his Saddress," Rossi replied. "He pressmgthe,;ra th?it--iffl looked 'pretty much like a j6b of finding a clothes drier salesman in a haystack,- Judge Kaufman issued a petty - theft warrant gainst one Charles . G, Cunningham, address unknown, and -set bail at $1000. The problem now is the property of the police department, and ex-Mayor Rossi will have to sell a lot of carnations before he gets back his $160. 0Bap Qaafty temtte Qualify SCafo r amirka;shnist finest leisure Jackets. ttifl CONVtNtlNT lOCATIONf, h Sait fnnthm POST et'KIARNY vlll MMKIT IT, Opp. Impttium II POWIL1 ST, New Msrtvt rOWIll t aiART, It. f tenth HeftJ .JJ. , - In CmUunii 1IM Native Sons Hit Hawaii's Views ' Representatives of 20 parlors ef the Native Sons of the Golden West issued a joint resolution yesterday opposing statehood for Hawaii as a -result of a statement made recently , by Joseph R. Farrington, territorial delegate. Farrington stated that "Hawaii wants, no part in the Japanese exclusion controversy of' the West Coast." The resolution asserted that if Farrington correctly represented the majority of people in -Hawaii, that Hawaii had best discard all hopes of attaining statehood, It added that Hawaii "racist be. a protection . and hot a. menace to the homeland. i Coast problem but a national one." The resolution was drafted by Webster K. 'Nolan, president of Stanford Parlor No. 76. It also asked that Congress adopt legislation applying to the whole United States and making mandatory the deportation of all alien Japanese and the cancellation of American citizenship for disloyal Japanese, together with their deportation. IIOADWAV. ml t 0 m'mnnMM,, '. ,. t , ...... 7 , ..

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