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•I z THE HAKEHSFIKI J.) CALIFORNIAN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER SI, 1932 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^•^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^p^ LOCAL ELEG r Jail Chicagoan Because Stork Was False One AIIE REFUTES Sec. Hurley and Two Supreme Court Declares Securities Can't Be Refinanced SAN DIEGO CITIZENS HAVE NO REDRESS Judges Regret Plight of Plaintiff; No Legal Way of Escape f At*nrtntf<t run CHICAGO, .Dec. 31.—The stork is not expected nt the home of Mr». Robert Stlder*, which la why hi la In Jail. Recently Solders, described by authorities as an "alcohol merchant," stood before Federal Judge George E. Q. Johnson, received a 60-day sentence, nnd said; "My wife Is to become a mother in two or three weeks, Judfjc, nnd I'd hate to be away from her at a time like that.'* A physician'* certificate Memea 1o lend truth to the statement, and the court suspended sentence, Later n woman telephoned the federal building and said: "He (Mr, Setders) met me In the hall of the federal building and promised me $5 to pose as his wife. Now he refuses to pay, Can't you put him In Jail." Mr. Seldera went to jnll. DIVORCE RUMOR U.S.Senators Resume Bitter War of Words Mrs. McPlicTson-Hulton Suys Husband Is "Dearest Boy in the World" r .tjtAonrjfrrf Prrss Lrasftt Wire) 1,MS ANUJ3KKS, )>'»-. HI,—Although reportedly confined to her bed with r<i'v» f »• illnesM, Almef: Hrmplo Mcl'her- ! In (ton, Internationally know »HM, todny took formal notJco of pcVHlMctnt rumors thnt nho and her 1, Imvld T,, Mutton, Jr., choir were planning on a divorce, by Frets Leaned i W ASHINGTON, Doc, 31.—A brisk rxrhiuiKo centering around "Hods hnrl Communist*" has been set off hclweon Senator Connally of Texan, and Hfjoi'f-tnry Hurley by tho war rtepnrlmiMit'M order transferring troopa from Hmith western ciunps to other I Prfu* Ltatcd T OS ANGELES, Doc. 31.—1m- -*-'provempnt and acquisition bondn lusucd under tho Mattoon net. cannot bo refinanced, nccordlnR to an opinion on fllo today in tho Stnio Supremo Court, Tho court linmlwl down tho opinion In denying tho petition of thfl Board of Supervisors of San Dloico county a writ of mandarauB to compel County Surveyor Ernest E. Chlldii to rciiHtiona property In an unincorporated territory, preparatory to n refunding of bondw iBHueil for Improvements Reassessment Illegal The Kupervlsorii had proposed, under sections of <t refinancing monnuro pftKfi^a by the Htate Ix!«lslnturo In 1931, to cancel $616,930 worth of old bondv brt'ftuso of dollnqurnclos nnd replace th«m with rofundlnsr bond*. would havo boon indited by ri»- nB tho district, allotting a hpo- clftc «n>ount to onch purccl of pro- 5TS HEAVY BUT PRICES LOW BuinptT Vegetable Crops in Ciilifornin hut (Irowrr.s r Poorly Rcwnrdcd "I want the world to know T lovo | III in," I he evangelist paid. "1 was j alum: for 17 yearn, H« IH the dearest (hoy in tho world, and oven If J didn't | lovo him, T wouldn't pet u divorce." ! Knrllf-r In th* nay Mrs. Ilutton an; nounred her plan to mnlto a tour of world, vlnfffntc her mlHslotiH on -j-: partM of the globe. Shn nald would Ion vi* In 1'obrunry and would In; ac'-onipaiiicd only by her tniff.hfr-fti-luw, Mm. David Ifutton, 8r. "I am golnfr to truvol Incognito KM much as pusHlblo," t)t« ovanfcellNt said. "1 must ciicapc from :ill the turmoil i>f law.sultM juul publicity and from crowds and excitement." The nvangcllbl. nald her husband wonld remain In Ix>s Angeleo to nsHlwt In tlin management uf Angelua tem- plc. of which sho IH tho pastor. Ilutton Raid: "I would KO w|(h my wlfo but It Is absolutely noccHMtry one of UH nniliiH here." Ho pauiiud. "I." he said, "shall remain." SACUAMKNTO. Deo. 31.—California •getablo growers, llko other turlatft, produced bumper crops 1832, but wore fared with a and low-priced market, according tho nnnunl mirnnwry of tho ft-doral- wtoto crop reporting service. In 1022 vegotablo growers Increased their planting!! 80.320 acres for a total of 487,310 ncrcH, tho report Mild. At the wimo tlm« (ho total vnhio of all vegetable cropH declined from $72,347,000 In 1981 to I69.7H.OOO In 103::. "California vegetablu rrops ntarl"d tho year under very favorublo Holl «rty, instead of carrying a general «»b- j molnturo condition** nnd tho fall months were comparatively frc« from frosts, enabling growers lo harvest over a longer period than usual," the nummary "nlrt. "While cropH mado good yluldH, on ncrount of low-priced markets I-I-H worn forced to strict left In ih" t\Mt* much under ordlnnry conditions would been marketed In addition t<> there were comparatively hup.; kctnhtn surplus*.* In < LITTLE SURE TO BE ENIBLY SPEAKER for tho entire district, UK pro- Tided In tho Maltoon act. Th«* oourt hold that tmch u rrnsaens- , ,1'si! would bo Illegal. fcfcftUM It •uM impoiio an uddlMonul burden on ;.i;'i.;n*rty owners. Plight Unfortunate HupfrrvlBorN had contended that unless the refunding Usuo was allowed, bondholders had "little hope of realizing upon their lnvoNtm*ntn." "Their plight under such v. wltua- tton Is unfortunate." tho court aurood, "but they must be held to tho terms of their contract, when the rights of tho properly owners would otherwise be violated." Th<* ruling was considered of statewide Importance because of tho largo number of Improvement bonds delinquent In Interest or principal payments. RETIRED EDUCATOR DIES PALO ALTO. Dec. 30. (A. P.)—A heart attack causrd th« death today of JSdwIn 8tarks, 06, retired associate professor of zoology of Stanford Unl- v« rally. and from /'iij?r Onr) who have families depending upon them. This Includes uvon tho page piodtlons. which have usually gone to the HOHH o' moinborp. Ijleulenai.i-nnvernnr Merrlam has sent word that he will follow the customary courtesy r.f ullnwtng thn governor to nnmo the rhnlrmtin of the Senate finance committee. Hut «ven the governor doesn't know yet who will fill tho poHltlon. Senator jtalph !•*. .Swing of San Hc-rimrdlno. who served UH chairman at tin* 1 93 1 sfMNlon. has declarod wiir ntion tho Kolpli udintiitMtratlon and flatly turned down tho chnlrmuiiHhlu for In a Senate Kpoerh, Cnnimlly dc- i nounced tho movement of troops from r'amp T>. A. Russell In Texas and Stephen T. T,Ittle and Harry J. Jonos In Arizona, as "autocratic" and "false economy" and said that Hurley had told him: " 'This form of government ha» got to be maintained and there aro forces Inimical to this government, such as Reds and Communists'." To this Hurley replied la«t night: "I know I havo never _ told him (Connally) that this country or any pnrt of It was In nny danger from Communism or nolNhcvlsm. I know it Is not. Sac. Hurley Bitter noo he IIHH mentioned H, I think country Is Mijff**rliig mnro '»nd will continue- to nuffer more from pork barrel politicians than it will from any throat that ho has mentioned." Cominlly told the Konnte, after quoting what he Bald were Hurley's Htate- montH, that he presumed the war department U'fl« "afraid of Communism In the populous areas aiul wanted concentration camps near Ihom." The troopH from C'amp Russell are. to bo moved to Camp Kno.v in Kentucky, effective January 1. Senator Hayden, Democrat, Arizona, Joined Connally In at tuck Ing the orders to move to other points fn Arizona, the army forces now at No- gules nivl DougUiR on the border. They both said the troops wero needed at border points for protection against raids. Texas Protected, Claims To this Hurley retorted: "What tho senator (Connally) Is reported to havo said about tho do- fcnp« of the border is hardly correct. With tho air force now concentrated In Texas tho border has never been BO securely protected as now." Conwilly's statement continues: "Secretary of War Hurley In today's press denies that he mado any statement, to me that !L was desirable to have troops concentrated near the centers of population becauso of tho existence of communism and reds who aro Inimical to our form of government, "Mr. Hruley knows that I correctly quoted him. Those who were present also know what hn said. Of cour.se, he will deny It. Newspaper men and the public will understand such denials. "Pork Barrel" "Mr. Hurley makes somn reference to politicians nnd pork barrels. Tho sccrotary la an expert on pork. Hitch army officers were on tho point of moving tho nrmy school of ftrc from Kort Sill to a point elsewhere. Mr. Hurley IH from Oklahoma. Hla Inordinate appotlto for pork prompted him as secretary of war to use the tro- mcndous power of his office to stop tho removal and keep the troops In his beloved Oklahoma. He knows that to bo true. although ho may posylbly mako another denial. Texas Undefended 'Tor pork barrel purposes .Secretary Hurley is willing to keep troops In Oklahoma where their presence is not needed for defense purposes. In order to keep troops in Oklahoma and satisfy tho military autocrats who control him, ho Is willing to luuvo the people of Texas undefended from border raid.'* find open to danger <>f l OJ4i > of life and destruction of property. This Is the brand of Mr. Hurley's pork barrel religion." CABINET MEMBER VOICES OPTIMISM Sec, Clmpin Avers Pessimism Is Being Replaced by Fighting Spirit Jobless Whites Go "Native" in Wild Australian Area ROOSEVELT, LEADERS PUBLISH COMMENTARY havo this, tniir- '''']- Iii'tfcii lions are that Senator Koy ery. onion*, tomatoes and wntennel- Fell«>m i-f San Francisco may be Riven i the position as a second choice. : Governor to Explain i iovfriiur Kolph's musHaga to the ' [<cKlHlature, which, for tho llrst time i In MMory, will bo liroadcant by radio' ! Tuesday night, will predict thut bet- | 'tor time. 1 ; aro ahead; explain what ( 1'AIUF. Dec. 31.—IxniU Hlerint, plo- ' happened to the 131,000,000 surplus h« ' inherited from CJovernor Young and why there will be a $11,(100,000 deficit OF PARTY TO CONFER ON WALKER HEARINGS From page One) (Continued I'rom Page One) Force at Bleriot's Factory Is Reduced his time to the problems of tlio. nation he will guide after March -I. Tho office ho took over from his Illustrious predecessor, Alfred E. Smith, will pass to Colonel Herbert II. Tinman at the stroke of 13 mid- bring Implication of hlumo upon a coordinate branch of tho government." He referred to Justice Staley's opinion-its a whole as "gratuitous advice «T Instruction in the manner In which an executive function should be dls- | • f ^ V«-004I4*^ H V ™ ^ 1 ^ ™ • ^f ^ • ^ r » » v w -l ^ night. lyrhmun is the lleulpnant-grtv- ! *-*hnrged. n«er aviator who hecuine the flrM to fly tho Knglldh channel In lyo'.t. Announced dismissal today of m-nrly all employes of his airplane factory. He kept only enough men tu complete a four-motorod sruplano which the government will UMO In the south Atlantic mall service. next June MiloH and functions: re«'<.inmend thistle econo- abcilitlun of ccrlttlli stale ornor Mr. Uuowjvelt lias called ' my good right arm." This transition menus that Uo"8o- velt, for tho first time, in four years, will bo Miorn temporarily, of tho au- rellof HgHlnnt d.-ndtrncy j thorlly thai goes with high public a definite start oil a co- tate water program, and legislation required by tho Reconstruction Klnunre Corporatltin by which the Ntato may obtain a JO?,OUO,000 loan to the Sun J'YunclHiM hay brltlffc. LE TEST OF 3.2 PCT. BEER U 1 WE take pleasure in extending the compliments of the New Year to our friends and patrons. Prrss Lrasrd WASiriNOTON, Dec. 31.— Now Ir-ngcH of the legality of .1." i)t-r cent hoi-r made iir'.imlnem Konate wots apprehensive tciluy over tho future of tin- TIoiiB" bill IcgaliKlng the, brow. The United I'resR was Informed a number of ant I-prohibit Ion lawyers were Joining dryn In the belief thai the Supreme < 'nurt woulil find 3.2 lu-r cent beer Inloxlcatlng and henoo under tho Klghtoenth Ho nossesMes no authority tin -C'loet. Ho may. however, action to Democratic leaders, t'olonol Uohinnn will tint attend the iial happy ceremonies attendant ii|K>n Dio bpfflnnlnff of a new ndmln- Istratlon hern. Hn wn.s to hnvo bcon tho Kuost of honor at tho Roosevelt dinner tonight, but was notified last nlpht of tin? dpatli f»f a Hi.slor In New York CMty and cancoleil all social en- to luirry there. will toiivo Albany tonlfiht after "Jookhip in" for n ^hort timo at th«> Inaugural hall at the Armory. Ho will BO to "Krum IClbow." hit, crmntry home In thn Hudson valU-y, to sponcJ Now Year day. On Monday lit? will return for tho formal Inauguration of IjAhm:in, lonvlnsp Immediately after the exercises for Hyde I'urli. On Tuesday, Hoosovelt will go to his Now York CMty homo, where he planK political confei*ences for two or throe days. Week-end he will spend In tho country with member of his family. "The very fact that they (the quotations from Justice Staley's opinion) wero uttered by a Justice of the Supreme Court of this state," Mr. Roosevelt said, "and are now perpetuated in the lav/ reports requires that they should not p«ss unnoticed in thia mem-' orandum." r. Roosevelt said Walker's claim that tho governor could not pass upon the acts of tho mayor In a term prior to thn one he was serving wan "not only wrong in principle but based upon an assumption too violent to afford it any support." Theory Unthinkable "It is unthinkable," he said, "that a community may he compelled to accept the cons'jqueneca of tho re-elec- tlun of an officer who had been guilty i'f Krafts acts of malfeasance in u prior term, where tho electorate did not 1 avo full and detailed knowledge of tho acts uf malfeasance at the time of re-election. Tho power of removal can not bo ineffectual In any such uf- front to what is right and decent In government. "The Mlr.Rle circumstance of re-election can not suffice to prevent inquiry into Hcty committed during a prior it Tin." Press Leased Wire) \VASITINGTON, Dec. 31.—Secretary of Commtrco Roy D. Cliapln believes tho nation IH entering tho new year In a stalwart fighting spirit that augurs well for advances In tho economic battle. Surveying business prospers, he said "panicky pessimism" had given way to "quiet determination." Ho pointed also to a number of favorable material factors, but regnrdPtl this change in nation's mood as the most encouraging sign for the new year. "By confining one's attention to a mero array of surface phases or to a succession of percentages," Chapln said, "ono would get a dark and not wholly accurate picture of conditions. "There are tendencies nnd concrete measures of the hopeful sort that appear to be more numerous than Is generally realized. Pessimism Vanishing "Hysterical, panicky pessimism, wherever It may have existed among our people, has been replaced by a more American attitude. The dominant mood today l« vastly calmer and more rational. Quiet determination rules. There Is keener receptivity to soundly constructive proposals." Other constructive factors cltod by the secretary wore: 1. Tho successful defense of the dollar and maintenance of Its stability has "strongly reinforced tho position of this country us the world's leading money market." 2. Tho United States has retained KM place ns the world's loading export nation. This year's cotton export* were the largest since 1928. 3. Industrial disputes havo been less frequent than during the boom. i. There Is a "tremendous latent or potential demand" for commodities. Much Industrial equipment needs to be replaced with more modern machinery. Stocks of goods In retail stores have been reduced. "Tills condition cannot continue Indefinitely. Buying will havo to Increase." Unfavorable Factors On tho unfavorable side of the ledger, (Jhnpln noted tho decline In employment nnd manufacturing, tho low price of farm crops, tho decline fn U. ,S. foreign trade to pre-war levels, tho drop In freight carloudlngs and retail sales during tho year. OLE AT WASHINGTON TO NEED $1,250 (Associated Press Leaned Wire) •WASHINGTON, Deo. St.—Caring for tho national capital's unemployed Is likely (o cost tho federal government tl.SfiO.OOO next year. That amount was asked of Congress by the budget bureau and President II oo v e r. The House appropriations committee recommended today that $625,000 be allowed In the deficiency bill It reported for passage to supply relief need;; tho first six months of 1933. An additional $G2. r ),000 for the last six months would be left for consideration In the regular, District of Columbia appropriations bill to be presented later In tho session. Prc*8 Lea*cd Wire) ADELAIDE, Australia, Dec, 31.— Unemployed whit« men. who have "gone native" and Joined roving aboriginal tribes, may have a profound Influence on these stone age nomads. L. A. Wells, explorer, who has returned from a trek through the wildest parts of Australia, says hi was surprised to find that many tribes Included one or two white men. They were naked and almost black from exposure to the sun nnd were living In accordance wfth native customs. They were able to Improve on the age-old ntethoda of hunting and trapping and had brought to the tribes a knowledge of the conservation of food and cultivation of vegetables. By making the tribal food supply more plentiful and certain, these whites, It Is believed, may save many of the trlbea from decay and extinction. U. S. ECONOMISTS UNABLE 10 AGREE Diagnosis and Treatment of Depressions Not Solved; Four-Day Clinic OFF amendment. Senator DIM, Democrat, Washington, ; has proposed u practical test of 3.2 I per cent beer. Tie wild ho would ;mk i the committee to nerve the brew to in selected Jury. Tho testers would j drink their fill, and by word and dood j demonstrate whether tho beverage could intoxicate. AND MRS. FOR OLD-TIME DANCES Town to Celebrate End of Depression Press Lfattd Wire) , XOHTHKOHK. Calif., Doc. 31. — i Nurthfork. MaiJora county mountain ! town, tonight will celebrate "th« end I uf tho depression" with a dance and (United Press Leased Wire) ; ni3AHBORX, Mich., Dec. 31.—Henry SI.—Joseph i Ford and Mrs. Ford led a group of 200 ST-year-old maintenance dlreo {puerts through the (ntrfcacrfrs of the tor for the Columbia movie organlza- ; five-stop Schotlftche and the Varsou- tion In Hollywood disclosed today he , vlrnne last night in the billionaire r \tsoc\atrd Press Leased Wire) AKUOX. Ohio. Peo i had been reunited with his niuthor after CI yearn* separation. Tho | mother IH Mrs. Mary I,. A. Hello of j j Akron, and CoBda found her aftor .t ' ninn years' nearch, he *ald, i The separation of mother and .*on i occurred whnn J"Sf vb was G yearn i olil. The lad was sent to an orphans' ; home at Tjiekawanna, N. V., and sub- tho mottit*r HIU! father were The end t'f tho ilcprosslon, residents aUl, \\-.\t- heralded l>y thr fact that he tnun's unemployed—in* most of them- had hern found Job;) within tho '-1 few weeks. viii it ^^..^.^.. ... Joseph laid ho was released from MCLAUGHLIN DAUGHTER thr orphanago to a farm home. At Mary Kllntheth MrLauKhlln Js the ' ( | ia( {)n j,, i u . w . as un< lcr the Impros- mc which hns been K 1ven a dau^h- j slon nls parent!* wero dead. ir-r honi m-.-emhcr "3 to Mr. ami Mrs. ' Subsequently, after leaving tho furm Wtllium Oscar Mcl^AUKlilln nt M*»rcy i h»>me, h« dcc-Utod to s-ean-b f*ir his Tlospltji!. Thr father l« « ticket .'iff^nt ' relatives, and from rccnrd.s at the or- tlu- Si'iitlii-ru Pacific Company, • niuuiUK* 1 found hi.-, father, and then 1 1'itrontH reside at 130Q Sixth after nine years, his mother, who had Mrcet. vlenne last nifirht in manufacturer's first public appearance since his recmit operation. The occasion was the premier of th« Ford's seasonal old-fashioned dances, and the guests danced the waltzes nnd qitftdrlJles of other years In the ultra-modern enfilneerln;; laboratories of the Ford Motor Company. A fiddle and a guitar swung through the rhythms of the "Blue Danube "Waltz" — Mr. Ford eschews modern dance music—while Ben 1-ovett, dancing Instructor for tho Furd purtles, called the FATE OF POLITICIAN BAFFLING OFFICIALS (1-nitetl Prtms Leased Wire) ITACIERSTOWX. Mel., Dec. 31.— Police patrols wore on tho mountain roads at dawn today, searching: for a roadside grave believed to contain the body of H. S. McColn, prominent North Carolina politician and business man. Meantime, Columbus, Ohio authorities announced that MeColn, instead of being tho victim of a roadside slaying, had left his blood-spattered car in a public garage there. McCain's business partner. Al 15. Wester of Raleigh, N. C., said ho had cvrticltifUM definitely that McCoIn hud been killed and his body burled somewhere In this vicinity, lie offered u $500 reward for Its recovery. McCoin disappeared eight days iigo while driving homo from Richmond, Va. Lust Monday Walter P. Stacy, chief Justice of the North Carolina .Supreme Court, received a letter from Chio-ago signed "A Boy in Distress." It said McCoin hud been Killed near Petersboro, Va., and burled at the roadside, with tho car abandoned in a Columbus garage. FIVE-DAY WEEK FOUNDpBLE Newspaper Declares Practice Is Satisfactory in All Respects (Associated Press Leased Wire) NlfiW YORK. Dec. SI.—Tho Dally News reported editorially today dn the results of Its trial of tho five-day week' plan among UH unorganized em- ployes and concluded: "We Ihlnk our experience proves the feasibility of the five-day week in the newspaper business; and that many other business concerns would find It feasible for them, though perhaps with more pay reductions called for than the News found necessary." ; Eight Hundred Affected Tho newspaper pointed out that the five-day week trial affected about 801) employes, the remainder—about 1200— being affiliated with unions nnd hav-^ Ing their worklnff hours and conditions arranged for by blanket contract. Among the union employes, the printers have themselves applied the five-clay week, each printer donating his sixth working day to an unemployed printer. In Effect 90 Days The trial, which began three months ago, applied to the editorial, accounting find auditing, advertising and administration departments, and part of the circulation department. The News found during the summer that by staggering work, each employe could take a two weeks' vacation without extra help being employed. This led to tho decision to give the plan a trial at other times of the year. "We wondered," the_ News said today, "whether this schema couldn't be made to work all year so that everybody could have two consecutlvo days off u week. We havo found that It can." Men Work Harder "A little extra effort U put out for five days by workers in the advertising and accounting departments, with skeleton staffs maintained on the sixth day. On tho editorial side, departmental walls have broken down a bit, so that workers In one department can take up the slack here and there for workers In another." Tho News found that koy men in various departments were able to par- Tho \Varrcn-Pean-on paper con- i ticlpate in the five-day week without tinned; "We must choose between de- .tppreci/iblc loss of contact with events, flatten and reflation (mild inflation). This two-day rest, tho News found. . . . Our choice is not between two resulted In a "correspondingly valuable desirable things. It is between two training of understudies—something undesirable things. Merely raising 1 the well known objections to either procedure (iocs not commend the other." Tho authors added that If the deflation con rut* is choson it would be well to proceed with bankruptcies, foreclosures and public defaults and get them over with. They suggested debt adjustment commissions to fncill- (Continued From Page One) approxlmately 20 per cent more gold with which to do business, ho said. He expressed (he view that "more emphasis should be placed on the psychological factors of confidence and fear" which have been shown to exert "so powerful an influence on the flow of cold and commodities." "Tho whole question centers in the velocity of circulation of money," he added. "Money doesn't flow like water, it Jumps like a grasshopper. It hops and stops, hops and stops. The question is how long does it stop In the checking nccounts." Deflation vs. Reflation tate the process If deflation Is to be tho path. Tho country might expect to have It over with in -three or four years, they said. Student Frozen to Death on Mt. Baldy (Associated Press Leaned Wire) LOS ANOKLES. Deo. 31— Frozen to death In a mountain blizzard, the body of Samuel Miller, 24, graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, was found late yesterday afternoon In the Mount Baldy dlHtrlct. Miller became lost last Wednesday when he wandered away from a group of friends with whom he was hiking In the mountains. which keeps any business organization well oiled." Men More Efficient The relaxation resulting from the two consecutive days off, according to the News' experience, "seems to make most employes fresher and more fertile during the other five days. V\Vo weren't going In for philanthropy when wo adopted tho five-day week," the News said. "We are hop- Ing chiefly for tho same efficiency In production with less expenditure of time. Wo haven*t been able to work out u five-day week yet for the build* Ing department, some additional workers have had to be hired by the circulation department. "To meet those exlra expenses, about a dozen of tho highest salaries were reduced somewhat. Tho rest of the salaries were not affected by this move." WOULD SELL ACTRESS HOME NICE, Franco, Dec. 31. (U. P.)— Miss Betty Compton, American actress and friend of former Mayor of New York James J. Walker, was besieged by real estate agents today when It became known that she was bargaining for a Hlvlera villa. n i SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS TO Y(H DURING 3K ^StS&G&UA LV. :.t 1.' TO OUR MANY FRIENDS AND PATRONS MAY THE NEW YEAR BRING YOU ALL HEALTH AND HAPPINESS R. & B. Cut Rate Drug Store I H") Ninrfeenlli Stm-l CARD OF THANKS Hiro u» nincorely thank many friends who ^o kindly ns us nil at the time of our bereavement the Ions of our mother. MUM. ANNA rnrunrccK AND HKOTIIKns. MUS. DKI.BKRT HICKS. George F. McNoble of Stockton May Seek Rolph's Job Many Overcome by Terrific Heat Wave United Press I.rascd Wire) ni'ENOS A IRKS. Dec. 31.—A rnid- | summer heat wave continued un; abated her** today after a temperature ; of 100 degrees, the highest of the your, was recorded yesterday. Scores of person* wero overcome. Mo ny male residents appeared on tho streets wearing pa jama coats Instead of ordinary coats. Police regulations require that men must not appear on tho streets without a coat of some kind. MARK HANNA'S KIN DIES May It Be a CLEAN, HAPPY, HEALTHY New Year for You p eer CJ d Dyer P.v—I'liarl.-s M. chnpln of New York and tternnrdsvUK', N. J., nephew of th* i«t»: svnator -Mark Hanna, tiled today. Press f.easfii Wire) STOCKTON, Dec. 31.—George F. McNoble, former president of th« California state bar, I* expected to announce his candidacy for governor in a few days, according to close friends of the prominent attorney. He could not be reached for confirmation of the report. McNoble until recently was a member of the board of governors of the state bar, and served as Mflie bar examiner for a number of y*ars. HP acted as attorney for two rrcUnMtion districts In northern San Joaquin county for a quar. trr of a century and is well known throughout California. PAINTS Wish ALL the People of Bakersfield and Kern County A HAPPY NEW YEAR Harrison's Haberdashery 18127 Chester Avenue r - *• »*»-^» -^ t » * ^ • T * »-r^-4

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