The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on August 27, 1936 · Page 7
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Thursday, August 27, 1936
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TJlt; BAKEKSl 1ELU CALll'OHMAN, THtKSOAV, AUGUST 21, IMti Court Would Lead U. S. Concerns' Advice in Helping Pacific (Vntlcil Prctt Leaied Wire) LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27.—The nation's leading Insurance companies toddy were Invited to submit recommendations for the reorganization of the 1'aclflc Mutual Life Insurance Company by Superior Judge Henry M. Willis. The Invitation was Issued by Judge Willis after a day of hearing objections to a previously proposed reorganization plan which had been voted on technical grounds. Conferences Tomorrow Objections were read Into the court record by representatives of Interested groups preliminary to adjournment of court so that a series of round-table conferences may be held tomorrow to work out eomo new means of reorganization. The principal objections came .from holders of noncancelable disability policies and stockholders. Both groups charged their Interests had not been protected under the previous plan. Asks Recommendation* Judge Willis said he not only would entertain recommendations from established Insurance companies but would hear any offers to purchase the Pacific Mutual Com pany. Attorney Frank Daugherty, representing a group of New York state policy holders, suggested that Independent actuaries be employed. The suggestion was taken under submission by Judge Willis who said he may follow that plan later. Pending the approval of a new organization plan, the company Is being run by State Insurance Commissioner Samuel It. Carpenter. f*oliry Holders Protected Judge Willis announced that pol iny holders were being protected during the negotiations to the ex tent of the company's resources by the impounding of premiums. The round-table conferences were proposed by Judge Willis as a means of preventing protracted litigation. Through the sessions he hoped that a plan agreeable to all interested groups might be reached and then submitted to the court for approval or rejection. Judge Willis said he would adjourn the case from time to time while th« conferences are being held. SWEET LEISURE SALT LAKK CITY. Aug. 27. (A. P.) Walter L. Webb. 07, retired today from what he considers the sweetest job in Utah—testing sugar for a sugar company. "Its been a sugary lite," he said looking back over 35 years of serv ice, "but it hasn't taken away my sweet tooth. I can still eat candy with the rest of "em." Sec. Geo. U. Dern Claimed by Death (Continued Prom /'ope One) amc 111 during an Inspection of army engineer projects on the Delaware river In Pennsylvania. In April he spent six weeks In the hospital after contracting Influenza a similar Inspection trip down tho Atlantic Intracoustal waterway, He was brought back to tho capital by plane. Ill for Year President Roosevelt and high ranking army officers were cognizant of the seriousness of Secretary Bern's condition for nearly a year. Although no announcement was made, It was learned Immediately after Dern entered the hospital tho last time that doctors entertained little hopo for his recovery. Specialists from Johns Hopkins Hospital In Baltimore were called Into consultation with rhe army medical center's staff In late July, but Dern had become too weakened by tho long fight he had made to respond to treatment. Roosevelt Anxious President Roosevelt visited the ailing cabinet officer at tho hospital shortly before departing on his mid- August Inspection trip through tho New York and Pennsylvania flood areas, and since that tlmo 'has received frequent reports on .Dern'a condition. ' WAS NOT MILITARIST; BUT FOR PREPAREDNESS George Henry Dern, who left the governors chair In Utah to become secretary of war, brought to the Roosevelt cabinet an advocacy of preparedness for national defense although he declared himself "no militarist." By backing up Generals Douglas MacArthur and Malln Craig, his successive chiefs of staff, In their plans to reorganize, expand and mod ernlzo the army, Dern proposed to build the army Into a small but first class fighting force. Rebuilds Army Although tho American army ranks approximately seventeenth in manpower—along with Portugal—It Is now well on its way toward a five year program objective which will give It new and faster airplanes, more tanks and armored cars, semiautomatic rifles for the infantry, modernized artillery, and other up to date Implements of war. During Dern's administration also the war department extended Its flood control program, started construction of the Bonnevllle clam on the Columbia river and the Fort Peck (Mont.) reservoir project, and supervised the organization and administration of CCC camps. TRIPLE PLAY ARKANSAS CITY, Ark., Aug. 27. (A. P.)—Crossing a river on the way to a grass fire, firemen discovered flames coining up from the bridge, floor, put out tho blaze and went on to the original call. As the truck nearcd the station on tho return trip Fire Chief Harry McCullough saw smoke rising- from a grocery loading dock and promptly scored the third put out. I Two Ringleaders in Riot Executed Gov.McNult,Indiana, and Frank Murphy Being Discussed (AutneMcd Vrcss Leaned Wfrt) WASHINGTON, Aug. 27.—Two names entered prominently today In speculation over a successor to Secretary of War George It. Uern, who died here today after a long Illness. Paul V. McNutt, Governor of Indiana and a former national commander of the American Legion, and Frank Murphy, high commissioner to the Philippines, were among those frequently, mentioned. Woodrlng Acts Hurry 71. Woodrlng, assistant secretary, and another of those spoken of In this connection, became acting secretary of war today and will continue to act as head of the department until a successor has been named by President Roosevelt. Murphy now Is on leave as high commissioner to the Philippines to make the race as Democratic candidate for governor of Michigan. Ob servers hero considered even men tlon of his name was contingent on tho outcome ot tho Michigan political campaign. McNult, Murphy McNutt has long been Interested in military affairs. He served In the artillery during tho World War and has been a civilian adviser to the Fifth army corps board and to the secretary of war, representing Indiana. Murphy, a lawyer and a former mayor of Detroit, also served In France with fho Infantry and In Germany with the American army of occupation. Threat of Death in S.F. Troubles (United rrett Ltaicd Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27.—A threat of death, reported by 1J, p. Melnlkow, attorney consultant for the International Longshoremen's Association, entered discussions in conferences between shipowners and longshoremen seeking a new work- Ing contract. Melnlkow, describing the Incident to the conference, said an unidentified man called his office on tho telephone and on being Informed Melnlkow was not them, said: "Tell Melnlkow that if he causes a strike we will blow his brains out." It was the second death threat reported since beginning of recent negotiations on revision of the 1 arbitration awards which marked termination of the general strike. Henry Schmidt, publicity agen for tho I. L. A. and close associate of Harry Bridges, district president reported efforts had been made to Intimidate his family and himself. TIM ItCated ll'trd.) SHANGHAI, Aug. 27.—Chengtii minorities executed two alleged •liigleadors ot Monday's rioting, Chi- lose reports suld hero today, while apunese asserted the bodies of their \vo Hlaln countrymen were found iiitslde the city walls, Tho Japanese suld Chinese had rioted In Chengtii to prevent the reopening of a Japanese consulate, here, killing tho two Japanese and voundlng others. Smuggling of Japanese goods Into North China continued unnhntud, learly causing an Intermitlonnl Incident at Tientsin when a crowd of Japuneso sought to prevent the Chi- icse customs from confiscating 2000 jagH of smugglad sugar. After a scuffle In the street In front of tho shop from which tho sugar was being removed, Chinese i)6llco Impounded the contraband. Six policemen wero reported killed seeking to restrain the Chengtii mob and Jive of tho rioters were said to have died In Monday's rioting. Roosevelt Enters Drought District (Continued from Page One) Acting Governors Walter Welford of; North Dakota and Elmer E. Holt of Montana. Meets Drought Committee Later ho will confer with Chair man Morris L. Cooke and members of the Great Plains drought commit tee who hnve bco nengaged In an extensive survey of the drought states from the Texas panhandle to the Canadian line. On Ills return .from the motor ride lie will iigaln swing Into u conference with Welford, Holt, Senators Lynn .!. Frailer and Ocr- nld I'. Nyc, North Dakota; Burton K. Wheeler and James K. Murray, Montana, the special drought committee, and Henry Wallace, secretary of agriculture; Harry Hopkins, WPA administrator; William I. Myers, governor of the Kurm Credit Administration; Eugene S. Lcggctt, national emergency council, and other federal and state officials. The results of the discussion, It was understood, would help In tho determination of a legislative program to be submitted to the next Congress looking toward permanent drought prevention measures. Immediate Relief At present, Mr. Hoosevelt appeared primarily concerned with plans for Immediate relief to victims In the stricken 'areas and the dcvelopmcnl of a program to care for them during the fall and winter. lie already has announced that the government stands ready to provide crop produc tlon loans for the spring of I!)37. 18 .STEAMERS CHARTERED SAN PEDRO, Aug. 27. (A. V.)— Eighteen steamers are under char ter to bring 130,000 tons of Argentine corn here. Since January last year 200,000 tons of Argentine corn have been brought here In foreign vessels. OARP Will Back 11 for Congress (Continued from Page One) Ic nomination In tho Nineteenth llstrlct over Representative Sam L. 'olllns, who was rcnomlnatod as n lepubllcan. Hampln captured tho Republican lamination In tho Twentieth district n which there was no Incumbent. California's complicated primary aws allow candidates to run for inmltiatlon on any number of IcUots, but If they loso tho nonil- mllon of thplr regular party, they are eliminated from the race no milt- er If they win on the other tickets. Victory on both major pitrly tickets Is tantamount to election. Nominated Hero are the Incumbents who wero renomlnated: , Republicans: I tarry L. ISnglnbrlght, Second; Florence P. Kahn, Fourth; Ulchnrd J. Welch, Fifth; Albert M. Carter, Sixth; H. W. Clearhenrt, Ninth; Sam L. Collins, Nineteenth. Democrats: Clarence F. Lon, First; Frank IT. Buck, Third; J. IT. Tolnn, Seventh; .T. .1. McGrath. Klghth; II. 13. Stubbn, Tenth; .1. C. McOroarty. Eleventh; Charles Kramer, Thirteenth; Thomas F. Ford, Fourteenth; .T. M. Coslello, Fifteenth; ,T. F. Dockweller, Sixteenth; I). N. Hcott, Eighteenth. In the Seventeenth district, Hep- rebcntatlvo Charles Coklen appeared to have been renomlnated over Townsondlle L. T. Coyer. Tho count In 417 of the 418 precincts was Colden, 15,408: Oeyer, 15,182. Stubbs Hnckcd The following Republican Incumbents had Townsend endorsements— Knglebrlght, Welch, Carter, Gearhart. Tho following Democrats havo Townsend backing—Tolan, McGrath, Stubbs, Kramer. Frank Arbucklo, western regional Townsend director, made an unsuccessful bid for nomination In tho sixteenth congressional district. Representative John Dockweller, the Incumbent, piled up three times as many votes for the Democratic nom inatlon, and about the sumo number (IB Arbuckle on the Republican ticket where the nomination was oas- lly won by Raymond Darby, mayor of Inglewood. G. M. Will Build Big Jersey Plant (.'.BHOctatcd Prcti Leaned Wir.c) NEW YORK, Aug. 27.—General Motors Corporation announced today It will build one of tho largest assembly plants for passenger cars In the world at Linden, N. J. Tho plant, which will assemble motors for delivery to tho cast coast region and overseas territories, will have a normal capacity of 120,000 curs a year. Establishment of the Linden plant marks the second step this year In the decentralization of production of some of tho General Motors lines. Tho first move was the opening In May of the plant of tho new Southern California division ot General Motors, at Los Angeles. Calif. Germany Seeking New Pot of Gold (.\nsnrlntnl l'rr*» l,ra>cd H'lrr) UKHI.1N, AUK. 27.—Niiitl rearmament costs Hh(.( higher tmlny, but Ucrmiin.v'H smirch fur a How pot of gold with which In pny for men and arms continued unfulfilled, (lovcrnment loans, Increased taxation of Income, rigid funncllng of financial imd economic wells ami spiirtnn belt-tlRhlonlng have bean employed to meet, the bill In pnrt. Hut the dflbl, avowed mid un- nviiwed. hnH rout lulled to mount. Some experts, In thn absence, of a public hudgpt. ciilculntod the total public In tho neighborhood of fiO.000,000,000 murks (nominally $24,. OOO.OOO.nuo). Hut they nNHorterl 40,000,000,000 murks morn ($10,000,000,000) could bf' hurrmvnd. During 19,1(1. a total of 1,200,000,000 niiu-ks (MS,000,000) In government bills has been Issued. An Increnwe of 1,000,000,000 marks ($40,000,000) In tuxiitlun Income ovor 1935 In expected to help this yoftr. Hopi Mesa Region Drenchedjby Rain (Vnlted I'rett Leafed Wire) HOLUHOOK, Ariz., Aug. 27.—Ruin drenched tho llopl Mesa country north of hero last night following conclusion of tho trllie's famous snake danco at Hhlmpovl, reports hero suld today. Tho Hhlmopovl snake dance was tho third to be staged In villages of the tribe. Tho first, and principal snake dunces was held at Hotevlllu Sunday, attracting: hundreds of spectators from all parts oC tho United States. Many of the snake priests In tho Shlmopovl rites woro boys six or soven years old, who fearlessly carried deadly rattlesnakes In their teeth after tho ancient custom of tho tribe. The rainfall, accompanied by a severe electric storm, practically Insured successful crops In tho Hopl district, It was understood. Ickes on Air at 6:45 Pacific Time WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. — Secro- ttiry of Interior Harold L. Ickes will deliver a political speech on behalf of President Roosevelt tonight entitled "Hearst Over Topeka." Tho speech will bo broadcast, ovor CUS rodlo hookup at 9:45 p, m., IS. S. T. Moanwhllo, Ickos replied to the charges carried in Hearst newspapers that ho was profiting from tho sale of his book, "Back to Work —Tho Story of PWA." although his PWA employes had compiled it. "I only availed myself of the serv Ires of my own Information bureau to which all your reporters havo uc ness," Ickes said. "Tho Information bureau gives Mr. Hearst and tho Republican national committee, too, tho same services. "Furthermore, the profits from tho book were not enough to boast about. T don't think the public was as appreciative of my literary effort as It should have boon. But sales may pick uji from now on." 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Would Scum lirilnln Germany, ho said, eventually will present Its bill If (he rebels win. and he siiKgentnd the poHslblllty that lenernl Francisco Franco, tho In- urgent. comniiuuler-lii-chtaf, might ne day give tho Balearic Islands to 5ne of tho Fascist powers. Thcso Mediterranean Islands off ho eastern coast of Spain might bo in Important factor In any Medlter- anean war, Krnneo Accused With Great Britain and Krnneo appealing Jointly for nonintervention o countries which havo not yet Jlaceil arms embargoes on shipments to Spain. l j rloto charged franco had broken her word by re- 'using to fulfill terms of an arms iontract which she, herself, Insisted ipon. Tho Franco-British neutrality ap- r>ml wnn directed particularly at such countries as Czechoslovakia, an niportant arms producer. Adhere to Pact Germany, Russia and Italy havo announced their adherence to tho [met, although Italy has not effected an actual embargo, contending H system of export licenses will serve tho satnn purpose. Fighting went on In Spain Itself, with tho Loyalists announcing a victorious counter-offensive in the Bay of Biscay sector and moving In on tho long-besieged rebel city of Ovledo In the northern mining country. On the other hand, tho rebeta said they were about to capture the Important southern seaport of Malaga. V. 8. Warns Madrid From the western hemisphere, tho United States warned Madrid It will Insist on the freedom of tho seas for American shipping. Spain has no right to bar merchant vessels from rebel ports, the state department declared In a formal note, unless It can Great llrltaln, likewise, recently served notice on Spain that she could not recognize a blnclinde, mill demanded non-iiiterfcrenre with British shipping on tho high seas. The Prloto statements served to Intensify what has been, from the start of tho slx-waoks-old civil war, a tendency .toward nn International showdown between Fascism and tho forces of tho Left-Socialism, Communism and the like. Kear Godless Anarchy Tho Socialist Madrid government Is supported by Communists, Anarchists and Syndicalists, and Its armies aro largely hastily organized workers' mllltla units. Tho rebels, composed of most of the army, the land and property- owning classes and militant sections of tho church, favor a strong, an- thorltary govarnment of the Fascist type. Otherwise, they contend, Spain will bo plunged Into Godless anarchy. Workers Counter; Spurn Waterfront Bosses' Proposal I'm* Lraneil Wlrft SAN FUANt'lHCO, Aug. 27.— Waterfront employers today rejected tho I. L. A.'s proponed modifications to thn 1934 working iigrocment and tho longshoremen's representatives Immediately countered by rejecting tho employers' demands. Tho employers, through Thomas J. riant, chairman of tho coast committee attempting to ncffotlalc, a nnw win-king agreement, notified the longshoreman nono of the modifications they proposed were acceptable tu thn ship owners. Union spokesmen Inl'nniic'il the employers the I. L. A. would not accept tho committee's proposals, Kinployern' demands that tho 1. L. A. district executive board order striking Port Townsend longshoremen back to work was mot with nn announcement as negotiations resumed today that such nn order Imd been innde. Matt Meulmn, I. L, A. board see* rotary, said stevedores have been dl- (ctnllnuf.d on Pnge Nineteen) If'f HERE irs THE CAP SEALED CAN MADE TO ORDER FOR BEER mi MJ * wiM^* BOTTU OF TMt *** T HIS new Cap Sealed Can is great news for every lover of good beer. It is custom-built for beer, adapting the good points of both can and bottle. And the reasons why beer tastes so extra good in the Cap Sealed Can are three: Like a beer barrel, it is lined after it is made, to insure a perfect one-piece lining ... it protects •gainst light ; ; ; it permits faster pasteurization. You'll like the way it opens and pours—like a bottle. And no trouble to drink right from the can—from a clean, cap-protected, sanitary opening. That's a big advantage outdoors. And so are the other features, such as half the weight and space ... no deposits and no returns . . . chills quickly ... no breakage. Remember, for the finest beer in the finest container, ask for the Cap Sealed Can. British- Japanese Clash Is Visioned (Continued From Page One) O f THlCAN Parker, representing Australia, told the Institute that his country l« well- equipped to withstand u blockade In time of war since she Is more nearly self-contained than any major Industrial power. Senator H. J. McLachlan, Australian postmaster-general, added to the commonwealth views: "Klther we must stand by tho League of Nations, or resort to tho only moans which prior to the constitution of the league, maintained the peace of the world—the strong right arm." Stands by League Senator MeLachlan. leader of the Australian Labor party, said his country Intends to stand by thu principles of tho league and tho provisions of tho Kellogg pact. "There Is a largo body of Australian opinion that does not want war on any account short of actual attack upon Britain and thn empire. Kvfii If Much u wur come. Australia would go Into It more grimly. Jauntily than It went Into the luHt." * » • KAI.CONB AVOID WOMKN OKOVILLK. Aug. 21. (U. I-.)—C. W. Krooslng and daughter "Jimmy." who have undertaken to rnvlve the ancient Hport of falconry, havo made a discovery iihoul fulcotm. They do not llko women and won't return to them. Hence, "Jimmy" wetti-H troiiHorn when she Is training tho Urdu. 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