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Bakersfield, California
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Wednesday, August 26, 1936
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LAST EDITION COMPLETE ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE THI LIADINO NIWIPAMU Of THE SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY 1 ULL AND r.vG-USIVC UNITED PRESS REPORT LAST EDITION VOL. XLVI 14 PAGES BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 20. I93I> TWO SECTIONS No. 22 ONE KILLED, 34 HURT NEAR DELANO >v, iv. VY> XL nu & jxi Ok . m. • Of, * * * 56 ft * * * * mmemt in TAFT SUPERVISOR RAGE W * «r DOUBT SUPERVISOR- MEL UN 11 mm POLLS Absent Voters Expected to Decide Election on West Side WOOLLOMES WINNER Wimmer and Magee Will Be in General; Judge Race Uncertain T»Y THE hair-breadth margin of -*-* 11 votes, Leonard McClintock today led Stanley Abel in the closest race on record for the Fourth district supervisorial post. Accord- Ing to The Bakersfleld Callfornian'3 unofficial tabulation ot votes cast in yesterday's primary election, the 42 precincts ot the West Side district, complete, give McClintock, a young civil engineer, a total of 2418 against 2407 for Abel, member of tho Kern County Board of Supervisors (or two decades. Contests Loom - Tho Fourth district supervisorial battle highlighted an election which, according to unofflcia'l returns, indicated a general election run-off between Supervisor Charles Wlmmor and Stewart Magee in the Fifth district, a similar run-off between Willlam L. Bradshaw and Frederick W. Welsh for the post of Superior Court judge, and the re-election of Supervisor Roy Woollomes In the First district. Approximately 200 absent voters' ballots cast by West Side electors SUPERVISOR AND JUDGEStilP VOTE IN KERN COUNTY FIRST DISTRICT Branch -164 Rightmirc 344 Woollomes 2,086 Woollomes elected in primary. FOURTH DISTRICT Abel 2,407 McClintock 2,418 FIFTH DISTRICT Magee ...1,058 Smith 601 Wilson 929 Wimmer 1,772 Wimmer and Magee on general election ballot. SUPERIOR JUDGE Bradshaw ;....8778 Taylor 1685 Welsh 7281 Bradshaw and Welsh on general ballot. 11 Out of 20 Endorsed by OARP Elected or Lead Rivals DOWNEY DEFEATED SPANISH MVOLT- (Continued on Page Four) - «••-» . Landon Speaks at 5:30 Pacific Time (United I'reit Leaned Wire) BUFFALO. N. Y., Attg. 26.— Governor Alt M. Landon will make a major bid tonight for New York's pivotal support !n the November election. The governor today Is at the center of New York state party problems. A faction among: Republican leaders expects him to settle a controversy over who shall be the party nominee for governor to oppose Democracy's Incumbent Herbert H. liehman. Governor Landon is understood to be dodging the referee role so far as possible, In conferences with leaders. Governor Landon will speak tonight at 8:30 (eastern standard time) In the Buffalo baseball park. At 0 p. m. he will be the guest at a large dinner given by tho Republican county committee in tho Ono Hun- tired and Sixth field artillery armory. Tils subject tonight will bo taxation, a text which will give scope for a free swinging attack on tho Roosevelt administration. New Deal Leader Beats Ex-Gov. Conner by Big Majority (Annociated Pretf Leaned Wire) JACKSON, Miss.. Aug. 2fi. — Pat Harrison, supported by the Roosevelt administration, was headed for a fourth te/m in the Senate today by a 60,000-vote lead over former Governor Sennett Conner. The veteran chairman of the Senate finance committee won' the Democratic nomination — tantamount to election—over the stubborn opposl tion of his colleague, Senator Theo dore G. Bilbo, who stumped the state for Conner. "The result Is even better than I anticipated," Senator Harrison said at his gulf coast home. "It is a glorious victory." Congratulations from President Roosevelt were among the first to arrive. With only 172 of the state's 1659 precincts missing, a tabulation gave Harrison 122,660 votes to Conner's 60,650. State Senator Frank Harper trailed with 2214. Conner pledged co-operation with the President If elected. Greatest Loss Suffered in Supposed L. A. Stronghold (Annotated Prem Leaned" Wire) CAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26.—Con- gresslonal candidates endorsed by the Townsend old age pension organization did a little better than jreak even in California's primaries, election returns today showed. Eleven of twenty candidates bearing the TownsoBjI stamp of approvBl-^re-elected ijr leading rivals. Leaders of the pension movement, promised the November elections would see an approved candidate In each of the 20 districts. Greatest Loss In L. A. Area Greatest losses to the endorsed candidates were suffered In southern California, homo of Dr. F. B. Townsend, father of the movement, and generally regarded as a Townsend stronghold. In 10 districts in southern California only three Townsend candidates appeared to be on the way to nomination'. The endorsed candidates have not necessarily come out In favor of the old age pension plan. Downey Defeated But the greatest blow to tho old age pensioners was suffered In northern California, where Sheridan Downey, Doctor Townsend's attorney, was defeated for the Democratic nomination in the Third district by Representative Frank H. Buck. Only one of tho 19 congressmen seeking re-election appeared to bo headed for defeat In the election which brought out nearly 60 per cent of the state's 3,096,829 voters. Ho was Representative John H Hoeppel, recently convicted of conspiracy to sell a West Point appointment. Five Capture Both Place* Five congressmen, four Republicans and one Democrat, were vlr- (Continueil on Page, Four) 4 « » MAN KILLS SELF SAN DIKGO. Aug. 26. (A. P.)— Police Hald today Ralph J. Toms, C", attempted to bandage a self-inflicted wrist wound lust night after writing a suicide note. Thu measure failed. Officers found his nudo body In the kitchen of his apartment. INDEX TO ADVERTISERS PAGE ATLAS MACHINE WORKS 2 • HOCK. MALCOLM, CO 3,11 COFFEE, HAftKY FLICKINOER-OlalER FOX CALIFORNIA FOX THEATER GOODRICH SILVER-TOWN . GRANADA THEATER GREENLAWN HOCLE t CO.-, i. A I HUFF. JOHN R JOHNSTON'S FIRESTONE TIRE* KIMBALL «. STONE LUFKIN'S BUSINESS COLLEGE. MANDARIN, THE NIGHT FLIGHTS NILE THEATER NOODLE BOWL PEKIN HERB CO PHILLIPS MUSIC COMPANY PRESTON, DON C RAILROADERS' BALL REX THEATER • UN KONG HERB CO UNION CEMETERY 7.1 VIRGINIA THEATER WEILL, A.. INC WICKCRSHAM-8 JEWELRY CO WITHAM *. BOOTH II WRESTLING 10 Knox Says F.D.R. Is Shadow-Boxing (Annociated Prenn Leaned Wire) HAMPTON BEACH. N. H., Aug. 27.—Colonel Frank Knox, Republican vice-presidential nominee, today charged President Roosevelt with "shadow-boxing In the President's attack on "economic royalists." Knox devoted a speech prepared for delivery at the Rocklngham County Republican Club's annual outing to replying to the President's acceptance address in Philadelphia. Asking "who are these economic royalists?" Knox called then "Imaginary" and said that tho President, In the acceptance address, "walloped a straw man" while ignoring "money, credit, budgets, agriculture, Industry, trade labor, relief and recovery." "With 18 million people on relief," Knox said, "he offers to go out and slaughter u big bad wolf, If he can only find the, wolf." Knox asserted that tho administration's major policies are "in ruins." and its future plans "an absolute blank." Eleven Killed in Soviet Air Crash (Attooiatcd Prent Leaned Wire) KRASNOYARK. Siberia, Aug. 26. Eleven persons were killed when a passenger plane crashed into the Yencsel river along tho northern sea route today. Three persons were rescued. Baseball Results DERN CONDITION VERY ALARMING (United Frent Lcqned Wire) W ASHINGTON, Aug. 26.—Member*' of Secretary of War Qeorge H. Oern'a family were summoned to his bedside tpday at Walter Reed Hospital, where the 04-year-old cabinet member Is critically III. Physicians described Dern's condition as "alarming." John Dern, a son and the only member of the family not In Washington, was summoned from Chicago and was expected here late today. The .cabinet officer Is suffering with heart and kidney complications growing out of a severe attack last spring of Influenza. He has been In the hospital for several weeks. President Roosevelt, before leaving on his drought Inspection tour last night, left Instructions at the White House that he be kept Informed of the secretary's condition. *eace Question in Far East Studied at Yosemite Meet Rebels on Aggressive in Far North and West of Madrid CLIMAX SEEMS NEAR Defenses i Convinced Germany Heads for War NATIONAL LEAGUE (First game) At Chicago— R. H. K. Philadelphia 2 10 2 Chicago 4 10 0 Batteries: Passeau and Grace; Leo and Hartnett. At Pittsburgh— R. H. K. Brooklyn 10 !) 1 Pittsburgh 3 12 0 Batteries: Brandt and Phelps; Gautreaux; Swift. Brown,'AVelch, Blrk- ofer and Todd. At Cincinnati— R. II. E. New York 6 10 1 Cincinnati 6 11 o Batteries: Hubbell and Mancuso; Derringer, Stlnc, Frey and Lombard!. AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 0 12 0 Philadelphia 3 4 1 Batteries: Kennedy and Sewell; Fink, Ivlsenbeo and F. Hayes. (Annociated Prenn Leaned Wi,;e) PARIES, Aug. 26.—France mapped Intensive pljins today for strengthening her military defenses, convinced Nazi Germany Is headed toward war. Virtually all sections of French opinion asserted Chancellor Adolf Hitler's latest decree increasing military training periods from one to two years moved him toward armed conflict. Gainelln, Blum Confer General Mario Gustavo Game*In, chief of staff, and other military leaders conferred with Premier Leon Blum, and It was announced effects of the Nazi decree creating an army twice the size of France's was being studied In the hope of reaching "rapid, practical decisions." Informed quarters said Increasing French military service beyond two years definitely was out but agreed the nation • probably would move toward an Increased mechanical effectiveness of her army and strengthen military alliances, especially with Russia and Poland. The shift of Poland toward collaboration with France was believed here to counterbalance any apparent new attraction of Dictator Hitler for some other eastern countries. Wauls Poland's Aid Franco hopes to effect Polish Hen similar to those of the period Immediately after the world war. Informed sources said that military talks between Gen. Edward Rydz-Smlgly, Polish army Inspector, and General Gamelln IhlH month probably would bo followed by steps to afford Poland economic advantages. Poland gave assurance of continued Franco-Polish military alliances at these conversations. The government. It was asserted, would continue a coni'illatory policy, but most quarters doubted that much progress would be made toward Improving Franco-German friendship. No Prott'Mt Official circles said no diplomatic protest against tho German army increase was contemplated since Hit! ler "clearly has been going his own I way since he began violating tho i Versailles and Locarno treaties." Slaughter May Continue Long Time; Europe Keeps Vigil By LOUIS F. KRKMLK (United Prenn Leaned Wire) TVTEWS from Spain today indl- •*•' cated the Leftist government Is in a precarious position and its fate Is in the balance. Forces ol the rebels were on the aggressive especially in the far north and west of'Mkdffd. ..Despite optimistic gov eminent Vtatements, the rebels ap peared to be making some gains i The position of San Sebastian am Irun, on tho north coast adjoining France, was one of extreme danger Bombed From Air The cities were bombarded from tho air and by artillery, with con I siderablo damage and casualties '"The rebel attack lulled during tho i I afternoon but was expected to bo I resumed at any time. The fate o | thousands of rebel hostages in Irun , and San Sebastian was in doubt am | it was feared the Loyalists woul< massacre them before they are forced to surrender. Heavy fighting also was In pro gress at Oviedo, the important cen ter near tho northwest coast, when capture would release Importan rebel forces for use at San Sebas tian, if necessary, and then for th< drive on Madrid. Climax May Be Near The climax of the war may b< near. Even If the rebels overthrow tho Madrid government, flghtln and slaughter may go on for a Ion time. Kuropc watrhed the situation uneasily, but there was considerably less fear of other powers be corning involved. The threat of a possible future Knropean war was ever present, however. Military maneuvers on a large or small scale were going on In Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Czechn- Hlnvnhiu,' Jugoslavia, Koumanla, Hungary, Bulgaria and Austria. Germany, proceeding with the enlargement of its standing army, considered a general levy on the rich to meet the cost. Alarming Note An alarming note came from Soviet Russia, according to the T,on- don Evening News, which quoted BRITAIN, EGYPT IN AMITY PACT (Antoc-latcd Pratt Leaned Wire) L ONDON, Aug. 26.—Great Britain and Egypt today signed a treaty of friendship and alliance by which the empire's military might In the Mediterranean will be Increased while Its former "vassal state" will gain complete Independence within a decade. [.II TO MUD flHB President Receives News of Increased Need for Relief -KERN ACCIDENTS Stalin as warning the Red army in j (Continued on Page Neven) Norris Will Run; to Support F.D.R. (United I'rrnn Lrnnnl \\'ir<-> NEW YORK. Aug. 1!U. National Democratic Chairman .lames A. Farley and James C. Qulglay, Nebraska Democratic; chairman, said todi y Senator George W. Norrls of N braska, who always ba« run for c flee us u Republican, will bo dldatn for re-election as an Iml pendent tills fall and will campaign for I 'resident Roosevelt. Nominating petitions for Nurrts will be filed In Lincoln within a few days, they said. At Boston— R. H. K. Detroit ' 0 u 4 Boston 7 H 1 Butteries: Auker and Myatf, W. Fcrrell and R. Ferrell. At New York— u. H. E. St. Louis D 8 l New York 2 9 0 Batteries: Andrews and Olullana; Pearson, Mulone and Dickey. At Washington— U. H. 15. Cleveland 1 5 1 Washington 14 IS 0 Batteries: GolohoiiKe, Rla.eholdor. Oalutxcr and George; Cuscarellu and Bollon. Pendergast Passes Comfortable Night Qnlgley predicted NorrlK' allegiance to the Roosevelt cause would morn than offset any damage done by a split In Nebraska Democratic party runkx occasioned by the reslg- i nation from the national committee • yesterday of Senator Kdward R. Burko of Nebraska. | "President Roosevelt will curry ' the state by IOu.000 regardless of | (United Pretn Lcated Wire) ABOARD Roosevelt Special. Aug 26.—President Roosevelt conferrei with drought relief officials aboard his "dust bowl special" today en route to the parched northwest for a Bcrlos of conferences with gover nors and others. Need Grows Greater He received reports Indicating con tlnued spread of drought damage am Increased need for relief from Sec rctary of Agriculture Henry A. Wai lace W PA Administrator Harry Hop kins Governor William I. Myers o the farm credit administration am Director Robert Fechnor of th emergency conservation corps. The presidential special left Wash ington shortly before midnight las night with Bismarck, N. D., tho firs stop. There Mr. Roosevelt and hi aides will begin tomorrow the firs of several conferences with gover nors of 16 states. Ten-Day Tour Tho 10-day, 3000-mile tour will take tho President into tho Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri for personal In- fipocilons of drought damago. Frequent stops will bo made along the route for conferences with local officials and for first-hand surveys of damage wrought to crops and livestock In teh stricken area. Major conferences will be held at Pierre, S. D.. St. Paul, Minn., La Crossc. Wls., DCS Molncs, Iowa, Springfield, 111., and Indianapolis, Indiana. Will Meet Landon Tuesday Mr. Roosevelt will be In Des Molnes, Iowa, for tho politically Interstlng session with Governor Alf M. Landon, tho Republican presidential nominee, of Kansas and executives of Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri and Iowa. That evening ho will have another opportunity for discussion with Governor Landon when the governors will bo gupsts of the President at dinner aboard the special train. One Major Speech White lloiiNo spokesmen Halrl Mr. Itoo.sevelt will deliver one, major speech during bis absence from Washington. The placn for tho speech has not been selected. It was believed, however, that tho Preside-ill will chose Indianapolis for hi saddresH on September 4. At that time, It was pointed out, bo will have ' omploted his drought tour and will be In possession of facts for preparation of a sdmmatlon of tho drought situation. By IIENHY WOOD (United Prent Leaned Wire) OSEMITE, Aug. 26.—The question of preservation of peace In ho Pacific occupied 1 attention of elegates to tho Institute of Pacific Relations today following concilia- Ion of Chinese and Japanese delegates on the ticklish Issue ot Nipponese expansion Into North China. Tension developed in yesterday's session as representatives ot the wo oriental powers nearod an open break on tho subject of Japan's do- sire to aid In the "reconstruction" of China. The situation was relieved, how- over, when tho Japanese adopted a conciliatory attitude and .both delegations agreed that during tho postwar period Japanese nationalism and aggressiveness was no worse than .hat of other nations. Today the delegates began consideration of the changing balance of power In the Pacific, the possibility of maintaining peace in tho far cost and the machinery by which such an end could be achieved. Two method* of keeping the spectre of war from the orient were advanced: 1. Formulation of bilateral treaties among the key far eastern nations, especially Japan and China. 2. Collective agreement between nations of the I'aclflc area. The problem of reconstruction of China through unification dominated discussions of Slno-Japaneso rela. tlons. Fred Field, secretary of the American Council of Pacific Relations, in summing up the opinions expressed during plenary 'sessions, said ho believed It had been demon strated that China was capable of (Continued From Paae One) t A»iovittted Prenn Leaned ll'irc; NEW YOHK, Aug. 26.— Thomas J. Peridergust of Kansas City, Missouri Democratic leader, passed a "comfortable" night, attaches said today at the Roosevelt Hospital, . --- ' where ho underwent an abdominal i MOSCOW, Aug. 20. — Tho Soviet operation yesterday. | secret police struck near Karl Radok, His nurse said he roused from j famous journalist and once a fol- sleep around -'I a. m., but was not i lower of Lron Trolzky, today when awake. lout;. Sb Spanish Diplomat Turns Insurrecto (Atnuclated Prcnn Leaned Wire) __„__ j _ -n ?ii ui TOKIC), Aug. 26.—Santiago Men- our party troubles," Quigiey"said. ' ' d , el , . JJf> Y, 1 ., 1 .":, * pl4 " lHh , Inl "[.»_ t> '' t" Soviets Strike at Noted Karl Radek Toklo, notified thu foreign office today he bad broken off relations with the Madrid Socialist government and henceforth would support tho Insurgent regime. De Vlgo professed confidence of victory for the Insurgents and predicted Uenoral Francisco Franco or General Kmlllo Mola would bo tho next president of Spain. Wealthy Philadelphian to Be Transferred From Soviet Mission (A ttoctated I'resn Leaned Wire) WASHINGTON, Aug. 26.—An unheralded diplomatic shift today placed William C. Bullltt, envoy to Soviet Russia, in another key post as ambassador to Franco. President Roosevelt lato yesterday named Bui lltt after announcing tho reslgna tlnn of Ambassador JCSHO 1. Straus, who Is 111. Tho appointment of Bullltt, who will sail for Europe about Soptom ber 20, removes from Moscow one of the Soviet Union's earliest American supporters. President Roosevelt In 1933 gavo him tho Job of cementing friendly relations with the. Russians after 16 years of diplomatic frigidity. Now on I-eave In U. 8. .Now In this country on leave from Moscow, Bullltt will not return to Russia before assuming Ills new du ties. I<oy Henderson, counselor of the embassy will remain In chargi at Moscow until a successor Is ap pointed. Rich and handsome, rjullilt sought In 1819 to persuade President Wilson to extend recognition to the now Rus Hlan nation. His eventual selection by President Roosevelt as tho first American ambassador to the Soviet Union waw considered a reward for his years of recognition advocacy. ! Once House's Aide i Bullltt, 40-year-old member of an i Influential Philadelphia family and | formerly a newspaper man, came to ! tho capital during the World War, ! became known as one of Colonel 13d- | ward M. House's "bright young men." He went to Europe on Henry Ford's peace ship and later went abroad with President Wilson to attend the Versailles peace contei'encu. There he persuaded the President to send him to Russia to survey conditions. After talking to Ixmln, he camo back to Paris with a peuro agreement from the Soviet. When Wilson turned It down, bo resigned in protest. Returning to tho United 22 Persons Are Injured in Single Collision on Kern Highway HOSPITALS CROWDED One Dies as Truck With 17 Occupants Crashes With Automobile /~\NE person was killed and 31 "were Injured In three traffic crashes near Delano during the past 24 hours, highway intersections on two occasions being turned Into shambles by collisions involving truck and passenger car loads of. harvest workers. Delano Hospital took on the appearance of a war zone medical station as doctors and nurses labored to care for the 2*2 victims of the first terrible crash shortly after 6 o'clock yesterday evening, then were called to treat threo more accident victims . at 7 o'clock. The last of the casualties of the accident epidemic were treated following; a collision at 6 o'clock^ this morning, all of the crashes having occurred within a radius of two miles of Delano. The dead man has been only partially Identified as a "Mr. Martin," approximately 35 years ot age. • Vehicles Tangle He was one of a crew of 17 harvest hands scattered all over the Intersection of Ninth avenue and Driver road, two miles east of Delano, ollowlng a collision between the .ruck in which they were riding and a car driven by Mrs. Nolu Madewell, 34, of Shatter. The ranch workers were employed on the Edmonds reach near Delano, and Martin had xion with the crew only two days. His body is at Delano mortuary. , Mrs. Madowell suffered abrasions, 'aclal cuts, hip Injury and shock in the crash. Riding with her In the automobile were her sons, John, 14. who suffered a possible skull fracture and severe cuts, and Muriel, 16. facial cuts and shoulder Injury, and a fourth person, Bryant Bailey, 26, also of Shatter, hands and facial lacerations and an Injured left leg. Condition Serious Mrs. Madewell and her two sons were removed to Kern General Hospital. John's condition was reported critical. Frank Mlyuke, 35, driver of the truck, and four other men, Jeuua Tapla, 36, Frank Burola, 47, Miguel Quntana, !I4, and C. B. Sanchez, 23, wore treated for bruises and lacerations, while others of those, in the truck escaped with minor abrasions. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Johnson, and Al Swerlngem, all of Routo 1. Box 111, Delano, were treated at Delano hospital for cuts and abrasions received when their automobile, turned over two hours later. 10 In One Wreck Ten moro were Injured in the third crash at tho Intersection of Ninth avenue and Browning road this morning when a car driven by H. Huhela, 09. of McFarland. collldeil with another machine carrying threo Delano people. Subelu received a crushed chest and bruises. Others In the car wen Ills wife, Mrs. K. Sabulii. 36, who re- reived an Injured right leg ami .shoulder, their four children. l«i» • | ronco, 15, client injuries, Teddy, 1! Internal Injiirlew; Petra, 4, facial cuts and Frank, ". cuts and bruise* and Y. Mantez, 23, who received, sev eral fractured ribs and cuts and brulsuH. In the other car were Elbert and Klmor Jenkins, twins, aged -1, ami Mrs. Delia Satterfleld, 23, all of Dt- dlllon as ".satisfactory." A foreign office spokesman said i States, he testified at length before described his con- they arrested bis secretary and right- i Japan's iittliudn toward Do Vigo ] the Senate foreign relations commit-• the hand mun, Comrade Dlvul. vita nut yol determined. i ice on the 1'arlu negotiations lacerations and bruises, was removed to Kern Genenil Hospital, while, the other two escaped with lesser hurts. Poland Arrests 200 Red Leaders (United Prenn Leaned Wire) LONDON'. Aug. 26.—Two hundred Communist leaders have been ar- ested In a roundup In Warsaw ami overal provincial towns of Poland. Exchange Telegraph reported ; today.

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