Press-Courier from Oxnard, California on January 31, 1922 · Page 1
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THE OXNARD DAILY COURIER AND THE OXNARD DAILY NEWS VOLUME XV OXNARD, V ENTURA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 31. 1922, OFFICERS NOW SEARCHING FOR SECOND GRAVE New Theory Develop* in Rincon "SkeeU-Shorty" Murder Case; Two Graves Believed To Be Near Scene, BOTH MEN BELIEVED MURDERED Officere ThinSt Third Party Murdered Both "Skeets" and "Shorty''; Buried Victims in Separate Graves. . Growing out or investigations by officers interested in the "Skeels-Bhorty" murder mystery on the Rincon some days ago, a new theory, thai both men were murdered and Lhat there is another srave in the vicinity somewhere, is entertained. So. far, according to the general belief and through the "inside dope" furnished by men living near the scene, who are said to have overheard the conversations between "Skeets" .and "Shorty" and who later made it their business Lo discover two blood covered boulders, and a smoothed section of ground which they were certain was u grave. "Shorty" the sailor, had killed his pal "Skeets" and buried him in :t grave beneath three feet of earth. It is the belief of surgeons who examined the body of "Skeets" that he was thrown into the grave while yet alive and the earth pushed in on top of him as lie gasped lor breath. Until yesterday this belief was not disputed but as the day grew toward night the new theory crept in. A thorough search is now belli? made for a second grave where it is thought "Shorty" the sailor lies, a victim of the- same murderer who killed "Slteets". Whether or not this theory will be proven is doubtful, but officers are working hard to solve the real mystery which is surrounding the Good Entertainment At Haydock School Attraction Tonight Ford Retail Sales Go Over Million Mark "Molen & Djngeinan, local. Ford and Hudson dealers arc in receipt of the ollowing information: Retail sales' of :Ford cars, trucks tid Ford son tractors have ugaln ex ceeded the million mark for ihe year according to a statement given out today by the Ford .Motor company. The Ford factory and assembly plant production figures reached a total. of 1.(150,740- cars, trucks and trac- ■s for tie year, with retail sales by ilers approximating 1 ,093,000, which . the United States alone surpassed the 1920 retail sales record by 104,21.; Ford cars and trucks. The Ford company, says the outlook r l!i2i; is decidedly optimistic, hi fact, concrete; evidences already ex- i that car and truck retail sales for December, 11)21, exceeded December, 1!)20 sa es by almost 215 per cent. Ftintson - tractor retail sales folia me periods show an increase of over 100 per cent, for December. lir/A. ell as an increase over the total or sales for tho month of Xovcin- ese facts seem to indicate that inly are the farmers buying more freely, but that the general public is becoming more respunsive and recep- Another point brought out by a comparison of production figures /or the past two years shows that Ford enclosed cars are gaining in popular- is 2:i per cent of the 1921 produc tion were sedans ana coupes as against a total of IS per cent for the vear previous. Recent reductions in Ford car and truck prices brought them to a new-low level. The touring car now seiis for ?:;4S, the runabout for S:'.19, the m lie for $."S0, the sedan for ?<;■!. i, the chassis for $28ii, and the truck for $4:10. all F. O. B. Detroit. This is the fourth price cut in the ist 1fi months. During that time the price of the touring car atone has been cut from $.',75 to ?348. u reduction of 40 per cent. Reductions on some of the other types have been even greater The Ford company believes that this reduction, while not a large one. is especially important at this time as it should go a long way toward stabilizing market conditions. Ford is giving employment nt present to approximately 40,000 men in his main plant at Detroit, the importance of which is emphasized when consideration is given to the fact that nearly 20 per cent of the city's population is directly dependent upon the Ford Motor company. CARLOAD CANE MOLASSES EXPECTED A car load of cane molasHes.is duo lo arrive at Hiieneiue Thursday consigned to tfio Joseph -Powers company for use inf making alffu feed. Joseph Powers, reports that tiie feed mil! will start Jfplnjiiiig as soon' as the ship-' ment .arrives and will continue until the supply. of molasses is exhausted. Another carload is cxpi-nlcd with in a week, or two. Legionnares Have All at Ventura February 2 I. L. Shepp. personal represcnta-e service section man of the Unit ed States veterans' bureau, will be at the Ventura County F'ost, No-. 43, American Legion headquarters in the Ventura court house from l1 a. m. Thursday, February* 2, until late in afternoon, for ihe purpose oi" in-ing all ex-service men who come to the oflice, ou government insurance, compensation and vocational training, the proper method of taking up their claims, and the straightening out of claims that have been hanging > for a long time. This is Mr. Shepp's work-," says Adjutant Daly, "so firing your difficulties to the legion room in the court house and Mr. Shepp will get you all tixed up." As Mr. Shepp will only be here for the one day, don't put oft doing the job, but get up there and have your aims fixed up. If anyone knows, of any ex-service man. who has not made a claim tor disability iin-orred in Lie; serv ice, he is asked lo let Adjutant Dalv know, so the latter can communicate ilh the man. got the preliminary ork done in the case, ami thus get the man's claim on record. Somis Water Co. s File Incorporation Papers Cage Christopher from Lns Angeles will appear in a special musical program or quartets, solos, and duets, at. the Haydock School auditorium this evening. Besides Mr. Christopher, basso, them will be Miss Ruth Itickey, soprano: Mrs. Max Rreetwor. contralto; Lore Ludwick. tenor; and -Mrs. -Nellie Blankenhorn. accompanist. The entertainment will include com- mimilv singing led by Alexander Ste wart, the program under the direction of Mr. Christopher, and in conclusion ™„,iminitv sineine led by Mr. Chris- t.nnhcr himself. There are a number of people in j Oxnard who have observed tui. unnsi.-opher's work and speak of it in the highest terms. One who was interviewed on the subject spoke of entering Hamburger's department store at Los Angeles at S:30 one morning expecting' to do some shopping am; instead of being met by clerks bent on business, finding the several hundred employees of that store massed together and singing under the direction of Mr. Christopher. "It was wonderful." she said. Another person interviewed spoke of hearing the group which appears here tonight when in Los Angeles. He declared that it was an unusual ironr ns Mr. Christopher is one of the best baritone soloist of. that city and .the members of his group sing beautifully together. The Music Department of Community Service which has secured the program for tonight nre hopeful that everyone will come out to the concert. It is free to all. There is no admission and there will be no collection of any sort. Those who attend to night will be presented with enrollment blanks on which they may regis ter for the proposed, community chorus. The special purpose of the concert tonight is to arouse interest in a chorus. This particular program Is the first of a series of five Tuesday night gath-elnfts, all or which are designed to de velop Interest in community chorus to be made up of members not only from Oxnard but from the whole dis trict. The members ot the Music Depart ment ot Community Service will act community. The committee includes*:. Dltchfleld, Carl Hughes. Mrs. J. W. the following! * * :{. * * * * * * * # * * Late Wire Flashes * * of World News * COLORADO RIVER COMMISSION ADJOURNS. (Bv International News Service) ' WASHING TO X. Jan. :'!.— The Col orado river commission, organized by an net of Congress to draft plans for the more complete utilization of the waters of Colorado basin adjourned today to meet in Phoenix, Ariz., ou March la, Secretary of Commerce Hoover, chairman of commission, probably will attend the next meer- WANTS "BONE DRY" ZONE. SAX DIEGO, .Tan. SI —A "bone dry" zone extending over an area 40 miles inland along the full length of the Mexico border soon will be proclaimed by the Mexican government according to a statement issued nt Mexican today by Jose Lugo, newgov- :■ of the north district of Lower California. LEGION INFORMS CONGRESS ON BONUS. WASHINGTON", .Tan. 31.— Repre sentatives of the American Legion appearing today before the House ways and means committee were assured that a soldier bonus bill will lie ported favorably to Congresi two weeks, "We will have to work fast though, said Representative Green,- acting chairman. "You siiouiti, sain juuii T. Taylor, chairman of the Legion legislative committee. "From 600,000 to 900,000 ex-soldiers are out of work, nnd there is ill will against the gov ernment." Articles of incorporation for- th? two companies which arc to supply the Soniis-Camarillo section with water were filed with County Chirk flai-lowell yesterday. The companies arc known ;.s Zone No. I Mutual Water coiv-iiny and Zone Xo. i Mutual Wa ter company. The purpose of the companies is to deliver water to stockholders at cost and to them alone. It is stated in the articles that the corporations are purely _ private and that they have no public utility function. The incorporators of Zone No. 1 company are Richard Bard of Huq-ueme, Charles Donlcn of Oxnard, C. C. Perkins of Camarilla, J. Petit of Oxnard, S. Thorpe of Los Aiuelex The company is incorpor.'ted for $2;'0,000 in shares Of tflfl eacu, one share of which is subscribed by every incorporator. The chief place of the company is Somis. Zone No. 2 Mutual Wafer company is incorporated by Fred Aggen of So- mis, Richard Card ul' Huciiemri, W. h. Goodyear of Somis. O. C. Perkins nl Camarilla and K A. Snyder nt Somis. The company is incorporated $200,000. RESCUE MANY MOTORISTSON RIDGE ROUTE now Bound Prom 48 to 50 Hpurs, Exposed to Cold,: Food Exhausted, 38 Motorists Arc' Brought tb^Saf*ty. AUTO CLUB'VMBs OUT PARTY urptancs May-bro'^Food Supplies To Autoists Stalled :T his Side of Tejon Summit: Sifu^fH'.Grave-' y. - ii . (Ey International 'New* Service) LOS ANGELES, .l:m. ;';i.— Rescued y war veterans and the members of he Automobile Club of Southern Cal-i'ornia after they had been snow ound on the Ridge route for from 45S to 00 hours without food or fuel, l!S motorists, including- n number ot m ami children were taken to HakersficM today. Many of the sufferers were chilled to the bone and a number were suf- 'ering from frost bites when the re lief party organised at Uuk»rsfieH by the Auto club reached them this lug. They rescued them from Tejon summit and said they were to handle the situation from the norlli side. At the same time officials of the Auto Club here said 'that difficulty being experienced* in reaching motorists on Ih'is side of the Ridge ■oiile. Plans to use an airplane to drop food to the stranded motorists were r.iveu serious consideration to- while efforts were continued to organize Alaska u dog Wains. Men iow shoes carrying packs of food broke a trail along ihe route today, risistinp; motorists as they came to heir stalled machines. Pain continued in Los Angeles and icinity until this morning. Reports rere also received of heavy snows in mountains in other parts of southern ornia. The. snow was from t« ff,ei to four a long 11m Ridge route be. ■n Los Angeies and Rakersfield, ns staled. ear skies today marked the end of the severe storm that has raged r southern California since Satur-■ night. A check was made today officers of the U. S. S. New York : Oklahoma to ascertain whether eight men rumored missing bad been nod Sunday mftht when tuey failed io return to their reamed ire ; in motor sailors. Tt was report ed thai motor sailers were swnmpM heavy seas running at the time. People Warned About Enlarged Pictures it VENTURA WOMAN HURT BY SNOWBALL Struck in Hie face by an ice coated snowball thrown by youths at the foot or Gosnell hill Sunday, .Mrs. O. P. Cook was stunned for several rniu-: Mr. Cook was driving the car. at the time. The hoys who attacked | the car were anosvbiiUliiK ail passers-1 by but the snow became ice during tiie course of the afternoon and made .eroiis wen pun a. --Ventura. Post, JOHN BORCHARD, OLDEST PIONEER OF SANTA CLARA VALLEY, DIES AT RIPE AGE; FUNERAL THURSDAY Mrs. Virginia Feraud Remains to be Shipped to Ventura for Burial Advices sent from Ventura to rela tives of the late Mrs. Virginia Po land, age who was killed in the Knickerbocker theatre collapse in Washington, ask that the remains of the Ventura woman be shipped to her own town. A brother ot Mrs. feraud Washington is attending to the shipment of the body. Upon its ar rival at Ventura it will be taken to the Reardon undertaking parlors. Great sympathy ia felt in Ventura over the loss of on.j of its prominent cili'/ens. Mrs. Feraud is said to have been a charming woman. She is survived by two sisters and two broth- mis. Julio Feraud. well known bank- ir of Ventura, is Mrs. Virginia rand's father-in-law. John Tiorchard, the oldest pioneer' <:o richer of Santa Clara valley, died coi; about midnight, last night. He was; ley sick only for about 2-1 hours. Sutter- j wti ing slightly for a long lime from heart :.ac his dentil was really duo to I ri old age. Mr was 84 years old. ;ul. He died at liis home, north of trr HUENEME WHARF WITHSTAND STORMS Reports from Hueneme slate that had the wharf not been in pcri'uct condition it never would have withstood the recent rough seas whicii have been washing over If for the past day or two. A strong rip tide has been running off the wharf and has washed the emegency boats off the davits. Part of the old wharf at Santa Eur-bara was washed away in the heavy seas but the Hueneme wharf is built to weather the roughest storms. Donated Site and Twenty Thousand Dollars For St. John's Hospital; Also Had Hobby to Assist People. uui from Ihore direct io V.iiuura my. He h»i::ited in Santa Clara val- huyiug 400 acres; 2C0 acres of eh is now owned by J. D. MoCrath on the otlmr 140 at: res Joseph V. :dric!i lives. This land hi; bought hat time for $ir, an aero. At this e the taxes alone ate over that surrounded by liis two daughters who ir.uo.h por year. He kept on adding live here and their families. to his holdings until at one time he- John Borclmrd came to Santa Clam ' owned at least 7,000 acres of land, •alley over 50 years ago, and has lived j 3,000 oi" this being in Texas. He also tore continuously since. Thus he es- \ owned 4,000 acres in tiie Conejo at one tablished an mid is mitm] record for the 'time. oldest pioneer of this section. ; John Eorchard did more than mere-; oi live and leave a reputation of the ; tni oldest pioneer. During his middle am: ■ rich, alter life he developed a hobby go lust April lie divided ail irty among his three daugh-are Mrs. Joseph F. Fried-Louis Maulhardt. and Mrs. This 'Alfred Fasshatier, of Hanover. c:-i- as lo aid people get a start, to put j many, who is native bom here. people on their feet. | He married first m Germany, ana i was one of the biggest benefac-• bad two sons. His wile tueti. ami ne of this section, having donated : married his first wife's sister. Coming site and $20,00u besides to St. across to America the two sons both John's hospital and also having ! died ou the way over. rihe three -nated $5,000 for the beautiful organ , daughters surviving are the issue or the Santa Clara Catholic church. ; the second marriage. The second John Boichard was born in Han-! wife diud on March '22. 1S92. In 1S95 over, Gormany, September S, 1S37. His | Mr| Borchard and his three daughters, father lived to he 85 years of age and! Anna, Theresa and Mary, spent three his mother 8;!. He served a year and ; months in Cfermany visiting at the old a hall" in the German army when a j family home. young man and afterwards did farm- : The funortil will be held Thursday ,„„ | forenoon at 10 o'clock from tlus Cath- In the year IS71. he emigrated to the ; olic churt'h. Interment will bo in ihe United States, coining to San Francis--El Rio mausoleum. within Mrs. W. O. Bannister, W. S. Riley, Prof. H. Janclees, Mrs. T. M. Lowe, A d™„i T^™a^n irnth.iRoonev. All momber»/o[ tne commu- leen Donlon, Walter Yung, F. R. Botts, tee are asked *y tne enn ,rn*n « , Geo. Harlan, Miaa Mynne Andemon, R. ]at the Haydock school at 7M thin «r niA.t,.»* Mr* f" H Wortvor Mra . evening, a hall noiir oeioro inc imp FRESH FALL OF SNOWDESC DURING NIGHT More rain fell in Oxnard during tlx: night ami lii-oiiglu the city another Ai Hail fell here yesterday after noon and farther north • toward tne hills at intervals ail day Many indies .( snow fell on the coast range, the Santa Cruz range and on the higher hiils hack of Santa Paula. It was re- ,mnml 1'rom oil man working on Lbo Western Union oil lease on Casita mountain thai 14 inches of snow had fallen there yesterday. Work ing done und-r dillicnlty on account of the snow. Most of the snow to (na west end of Ventura had melted away yesterday morning ant! there was little reran: ing on tho lower hills along :the avo- ■avy fall it •ported that the. hills are white. again. Some persons. from this city; wan ted to prove they had been in the snow ;o they brought a car load of -it home. festenlay afternoon .a Ford Lark 7 Hours and 10 Minutes Late Due to Tajiguas Landslide Arriving in Oxnard just seven hours and !0 minutes late the Lark, through S. V. train, pounded into the local depot at 2:-i0 yesterday afternoon. She was due at 7:110 a. m. Tim da-lay was caused by a land slide at Tajiguas, San Luis Obispo county. A freight train was on the tracks ahead of Ihe Lark. Both trains had to wail until the tons ot earth were cleared vay from the ra.il. No one was in-red in the slide. This was the cause of San Francisco About One Inch More | Opening of Classes in Of Rain and Hatfield's I Community Music Show Contract is Complete! Many Here Interested The Yen (ura Post have any antique picture of graudf: iher in his. uniform that you take great pride in and think it would look nuo. With last night's well enlarged, and if some pleasant individual comes along and offers to enlarge it several times over for a small price— keep Ihe picture in its old place over the piano. Word-has been received here tnat a traveling photographic sharper, or rather two of them, have been swind ling people to the north of Ventura and are now headed in this direction. is their plan to offer to enlarge aome favorite family; picture and in fact 'they ido put it through some sort of process 'which for a few hours maintains a high color on enlarged paper. 'Subsequently it fades out and nothing is left. Ranchers have been swindled on tor thousands of dollars in the southland by the scheme. AUSTIN HAS FISHING LICENSES Fishing licenses Tor 1022 arc now in the hands of Georgo Austin and may he obtained from now on at his manic store on Fifth street. Much interest is being shown this season in fishing for the reason that the heavy rains already (his yenr promise good Snow Covers Hueneme And Malibu Mountains While there was no Enow in Qs-nam during the recent unusual- weather reports from II. .1. Rosendale, in charge of the Hueneme radio station, state that at day break the ground adjacent to the station and lighthouse was covered with a coat of snow. He said it tiaiieu mere yesterday afternoon and snowed during the the back was-seem on the streets b a large amount of snow- on the back. Starts (hit For Oxnard Is Marooned in Snow K F. Working, n'hile on his way from BakerBfleld to Oxnard Sunday arooned o^ the Ridge route be night. The Malibu mountains were covered with a blanket of white and the higher hills at Point Magu were mantled with snow. Again it is shown that. Oxnard is most favorably situated. With snow on all sides Oxnard lay basking in the sun for many hours today while other sections not far away shivered with the cold. Only about one inch more or rain will hove to fall before the contract between Oxnard citizens and ranchers of this section, and Charles M. Hatfield, (he "rainmaker", will have been fulfilled. As will be remembered by Courier readers Hatfield agreed to furnish 10 inches, of rain free of charge and asked for $5000 for the mixl two inches, payable $2500 an inch. Already 1 1 inches have fallen, therefore he is entitled under the terms of his contract to the $250(1. As soon as the A. B. S. gauge measures 12 inches he will then he entitled to another $2500. The ranchers having received the rain are cheerfully paying up. As 11 Inches have already fallen and there remains yet three and one-third moiiths. up to April 10, the feeling is general that Hatfield has done good work and will have delivered before the expiration of liis contract a great deal more than the 12 inches under contract. This is the kind of news story that The Courier would have been printing about this time if a contract had been made with Hatfield, according to his specifications. But fortunately the contract had not been signed and therefore the $5000 will not have to The rain would have coma down just, as it did, whether the contract with Hatfield had been signed or not. His little outfit, among the hills or" Ojai, emitting so-called chemical vapors, would not have stopped the rain coming as it did, neither would, it have increased its volume. As for an increase at Ibis time we really would not have wanted it. It is coming down In sufficient quantities to please the most exacting. ; ■ Yes sir, Hatfield is a good guesscr. He 'guessed we were due for a rainy wfnler and he guessed right.. NOTICE. I have purchased the Los Angeles Examiner route for Oxnard and vicin- W:N.ChurchiDLaid To Rest This Afternoon Funeral services for the late W. N. ' ha opening session of Ihe Coimnun-Mtisic School was 'well attended night in spite of the driving rain in. A number were present from out of town including four from Hue- hut many others front both out. of town and in town who had plannrd to attend remained away on account oi the weather. The Music Department, announces on this account that all wishing to attend the elass will be privileged to register on Wednesday evening when the second session will be held at the high school. Paul Lehmann, chairman oE the Music Department, presided last evetir ing for the purpose of introducing Alexander Stewart who then took chaige of the group. Kathleen Don-Ion accompanied at the piano. The music department especially invites lodges, clubs, churches, and groups of all kinds who gel together tor business, social, community, or religious purposes, to ;-end one of their members to this class for training in song leading. It invites all to attend who tire interested in music from the standpoint of the organization of musical activities, or who are interested in music simply from the appreciation I side. In extending this invitation. Pant Lehmann said this morning: . "There is taking place in America today a great renaissance in music, in other countries, and in America up until tho last generation music has been a part of the daily life of the people. They have found music a vehicle for sxprcssing themselves. S:nce the war Rotary clubs, chamber ot commerce groups, and other bodies have taken up community singing at their meetings with a good deat of zest. It has been found one of the very best moans of getting rid of the cold and dull atmosphere of meetings and unloosening the good feeling, and pent up sociability, of men and women. One reason why more groups do not take up singing and other forms ot musical expression at their msetings is because it is so difficult to find a. good leader. U is to help develop leaders for groups and for tiie community in genera! that the music department has invited Mr. Stewart to come here to cohd-aet this Music School. tween Lebac and Sandberg and held ' ity and all bills for January delivery Churchill, 83, who passed away at his Ton t^ SoS "oS Sunday \„- \ of paper are payable to me. I am hot residence on Sixth ^^rdny BRINGING UP FATHER til yesterday afternoon when he was responsible for any bills of the previ-! morning was held this af ernoon at |S JUNK ^ finally able to get hack to Bakers- j ous owner or saio ™nte- j 'V™ w„r(1 _,.ivatp »„ W1I. "Bringing Up Father," as presented n teiepnone mei- — - — CARD OF THANKS. I wish to most earnestly express mv nnnrociatton of the kindness of ■ field. He reports, the people of Camarillo and the Santa : sases to friends here, that lhere is Rn-a. vHllev during the sickness and 3ix feet of snow on the Ridpe route dcatn ot mynnc, ,inu uil m.>,i^ ""'■ \ .. : . ' * t,.,. i„„,„w4 „„,i \v.ifino«finv; * Churchill the road, it pronntuy win ne many ▼ ran lu., ..^ , , v,«r^« i,n »i.in in h!;,Vp iho ' ♦ frost in the morning. trip to this oily. Primal then, FORECA8T three of my children. C. D. HAYS. o'clock from the family home. , liam Miedema officiated both at the at the opera house last niKnt, u. mos.i-house and at the Masonic cemetery ly junk. There are some pretty scene* where interment was, made. Mr. and fine costumes and Ji*gs and Map- ell known but only W Vf>'">' ordinal y ami as un Immediate friends and relative* wiv dnujthter-wwi sue noi Santa R»*n Valley. •al. ,■ last year. Win. J. Booth, Mro, W. C. Pattlhon, fc^m commence*.

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