The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on January 2, 1933 · Page 11
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Bakersfield, California
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Monday, January 2, 1933
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' *' '"' Paramount Studios Aver That 'IJMtarietki? t)iefrich Has *' 'Violated (Contract (A,»*&olatcd PrCfm Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2.—A suit for "nearly $200,000 damages was filed In Federal Cpurt hero today against alarleno Dletrleh/fllm actress, by tho Paramount Studios, charging breach of contract. Tho court action charges that she refunuct to work under termo of a J4000 a week contract, and asks f that, ehesbe enjoined from working for another producer. / . „-,, , Action Explained ' tumanuel Cohen, vice-presldont In »' charga of production for the studios', explained, the action after tho suit Wa$ -filed, Ho Bald that since completion of her laHt picture the actress hfts been paid ?4000 weekly, on a contract expiring February' 19. ''Plans wuro made for another picture nnd with production arrangements-complete, he said, Miss Dietrich arbitrarily refuses to go'ahead, "She now refuses to facexthe cameras, and requests the cancelatlon of " her contract for .the few remaining .weeks," said Cohen. / -"The "ieosts-of preparation of any picture ftre one of the greatest Items. A •cnncelatlon of the contract now would-mean that Paramount will'riot get the Dietrich picture It has already paid her for. By reason of her refusal, 1 tho company has been burdened 'by.-nn accumulated loss of over ?200,000. * •'-••"- . Forced to Act "We had hoped that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would have been permitted to arbitrate this matter, but Miss Dietrich's refusal has forced us to resort to tho courts for Interpretation of our legal rights for the^ recovery of losses BUB- tained because of her failure to comr pljvwlth hpr contract." Six months ago.tho Geriuan'actress became a. storm center of the studio when she and her director, Joseph von Stemberg.i walked out in u, disagreement over^a script. A temporary restraining order wns issued' later by U. S. District Judge Harry Hollzer, with an order for the actress to.appear In court January 9 nnd; show cause why this order, preventing her from working for any other producer, should not be made permanent. •«" 'Gov.-Gen. Roosevelt Greets His Mother (jisfootated Press Leased Wire) MANILA, P. I., Jan. 2.—After head- Ing a large crowd which greeted his mother, Mrs. Edith Kermlt Roosevelt, on' her arrival today from the United States, Governor-General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., said ho would probably accompany her on a tour of tho islands. The 71-year-old widow of the former president of the United States nodded -"yes" when her son asked, "Do you remember the time when father. said he would rather be governor-general of the Philippines than vice-president?' MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 1933 Supreme Cootiette Club Is Organized (United Pre»» ic«*erf Wire) SACRAMENTO, Jan.~2.— The Su- preino Cootlutte Club of ; the United Stated, a "sunshine degree" of tho Veterans of Foreign Wars, today had articles' of Incorporation oh file With Secretary,, of State Frank C. Jordan. The • organization was described as created for "fraternal, patriotic, historical 'find educational purposes, 1 ' In the papers filed by Dnrold t>. de Coe, Sacramento attorney. De Coe (s a former national commander of the V. F. W. .•-..••• • , . . Eleven directors were jmmed, headed by Mabel N, Kemnter of Sacramento. . - • MAN KILLS HIMSELF I SACRAMENTO, Jan. 2.— B. B. 'Combs, 43, San Francisco salesman, IB dead and Mrs. "Stella Tracy, 28, of Fruit Ridge, was suffering from a bullet wound in her ;hand. today as tho result of an attempted murder and suicide here Sunday.' The shooting occurred» in Mrs. Tracy's automobile after she had rejected Combs' proposal of marriage, and as she was driving him to a trolley lino to return .to Son Francisco. .When Combs drew his pistol, Mrs. Tracy grappled with him, and received a flesh wound In the hand. She then jumped froni 'the car and Combs fired another shot, which went wild. She dashed into a nearby house to summon police,- nnd when she returned she found the man dying from a bullet wound In his head. 1HKHEE HALL fA»*nciatett Pren* Leased Wire) DALHART, Texas, Jan. 2;— The aftermath of a dance hall brawl New Years day brought death from gunshot wounds to two Mexicans, Frank Gaf- cla, 30, and Joe Qucvedo, 20. J. J. <Red) Jones, part owner. of a care, where the ' shooting took place, was charged with murder and placed under $2000 bond. Testimony heard at Jones' preliminary hearing indicated that ho acted In defense of his partner, Bill Basklns, who was said to have had trouble at the dance. Garcia, armed with a razor, and Quevedo, bearing an iron bar, went to the cafe with the intention of assault- Ing Basklns, witnesses said. When Jones ordered them to stop, witnesses said, the Mexicans turned on him and he shot them. WINTER SWEEPS MEXICO MEXICO CITY, Jan. 2. (A. P.)—The ne%v year brought tho second cold wave of the winter to Mexico. Damage to the winter wheat crop was reported today from outlying points and new snow covered higher mountain sections around the valley of Mexico. The mercury dropped here yesterday to 25 degrees above zero. The committee discovered among other things that Wyoming has 3000 Illiterates; that Georgia has 300,000. (CbH«»«ed >*t-ow Page Nine) developing skill «rid ability In manual and home-making activities. Hundreds of' children attending tho .Lincoln School Will not go forward to college and It is .purposed to give a foundation in trade and home-making courses, connecting tho homo and some- profitable avocation. By Individualizing considerably tho academic work and limiting Its fundamental processes, adjustments aro mado to care for children who are not able to tarry tho usual course or who have liocomo retarded and in need of adjustments, Harmony. Maintained A concentration of effort upon educational problems has been a marked feature of the year's work. With few exceptions the members of the staff are performing yeoman service to tho end that each child may be given complete elementary educational opportunities., The service given by the schools to the community has been marked by a particularly gratifying harmony, and while many communities have been upset by attacks upon the schools and petty bickerings the I3ak- ersfleld city schools have stood In a position of confidence and esteem upon tho part of tho patrons. Such a condition has meant an undisturbed application of the training, ability and willingness of all members of tho staff to give an unhampered educational program-to the children, This confidence and unswerving faith upon the part of the public In good times has made It possible, for the schools In a time of depression and despair to bring back to the public a measure of service, encouragement and genuine help. The board of education, consisting of Sam Dye, president; Mrn. Florence C. Porter, secretary, and B. P. Stln- Ron, M. 'P. Fllcklnger and Elmer V. Karpe, has given the closest attention to the management »nd development of the schools and in line with retrenchment going on everywhere made a well-considered and reasonable reduction in all of the costs involved In running the city schools. Big Saving This .positive reduction has boon estimated by some tax experts to bo in the neighborhood of ?10 per pupil. This means that the taxpayers of tho district have been called upon for about $50,000 less than previously to maintain the schools, whjch still have about the name number of children enrolled as before. The Parent Teacher Association has been outstanding in its co-operation and with a real vision of renl helpfulness has Consistently aided in the development of the educational work. Many.other organizations have helped and been helped during tho year through contact with the schools. The clothing material from the Tied Cross was particularly timely and valuable. While no solution of the economic muddle appears .to have' been arrived at, the teachers of the •Bakersfleld city schools aro endeavoring to guide the youth of tho community through a teaching of old and tried fundamentals, and look forward to 1933 ns an opportunity for further • valuable and needed service. It • LA1E f. C. T. U. NOTES I N MORE than 100 dally newspapers the following advice by Walter Llppman Is said to have been printed! "Beer would bo ft great Help In fight- ing'off the mental depression which affHcts great multitudes who are bored and discouraged, and It Is nu unnecessary cruelty to withhold It In tho winter season wo fane. Beer Is nourishing, consoling, and warming; and it should bo made available as soon ns possible." 8Uy BtfuUdled Tho comment of 1 the Christian Century on this oago advloo Is: "AH other plans thrft have been mado In favor of rushing through a beer bill lose their Importance In tho light of those words from the nation's most widely read newspaper dommentator. Talk about balancing the budget, about restoring prosperity to tho farmer, about getting rid of unemployment by legalizing beer has been generally acknowledged, since tho qloso of the campaign, to be mostly talk. But here Is n reason for action that the monied Interests of tho country can bo counted on to take seriously. Pill tho unemployed with beer—It drives away tho blues! To keep men from realising tho bitter truth as to the tragedy that has befallen them, let th.em get—and stay—pleasantly befuddled! Protect society against having to pay for Its own sins by Inveigling Its victims Into an alcoholic indifference. l>t beer be tho opiate of tho people." • Reference has been frequently made to the fact that, the repeal movement has .been sponsored and supported by a certain small group of millionaires for tho 1 reason that they believe that If tho prohibition law were to be repealed their Income taxes would be greatly reduced. CJnton- S. Rice, writing In the September Issue of the Congregational Montana, says: Ulterior Motive "One Is Inclined to feel, however, as ho- watches recent developments, that oven deeper than this lies the real enthusiasm which many of our wealthy friends display for the reptml of the Eighteenth amendment. That our economic one which makes the' man of vast wealth wonder Just how long ho to going to ho secure In his property Is vary evident. Tho Injustices and Inequalities of our present capitalistic system are'recognized as completely by 'thinking won of wealth ns, they aro by the Individual who Is down and out, For those of the wealthy who wish to retain tho status quo, there may be a peculiar reason for the desire to see tho manufacture and sale of liquor mado legal again. May I Illustrate? Cattle Man Speaki "Several years after prohibition came, the owni>r of a Inrge eattlo ranch complained very blttorty to mo of prohibition. 1 reminded him of the fact that In pre-prohlbltlon* days he had cursed the saloon because It put so many men out of commission when he wanted them. Ho admitted tho truth of this, but stated that present day conditions were worse than tho old ones, in the old days, he argued, the periodical drunks of-hls cow hnnds came buck to. him dead broke, hum- bio and ready to work several months before they went on another spree Under prohibition', hjj said, they ware harder f*i handle, more ambitious, and moro insistent upon good pay. Ho longed for the old days of humblo cow hands who worked off their onerglos in sprees and then did penance by serving faithfully at their Jobs for months before they broke over again Fear for Security "As one looks at tho role of those among the rich who aro Insistent that prohibition must be repeated, he wonders If the philosophy of my cattleman may not bo tholrs. Perhaps they fear that a sober, clear-thinking oot of common people mny do unheard-of things to right conditions In tho economic world. They know that a nod- don, boozo-noakecl sot of folk may grumblo and complain, and occasionally break out Into revolutionary action, but they may feel that such people aro Incapable of long-sustained well-thought-out courses of action." Washington Whispers W ASHINGTON, Jan. 2.—The first actual sign of President Hoover's forthcoming return to private life, aside from the general freshening up that the* White House has been getting, was tile arrival of sundry truck- men at executive offices with 81 stool filing cases. The filing cases were obtained by Mr. Hoover to house the voluminous private papers which he has accumulated. Krench Strother, the President's literary secretary, has begun to sort and arrange the documents. It is presumed they will bo shipped to Mr. Hoover's home In Palo Alto, Calif. (United Preit Leaned Wire) An ever-recurring argument In Washington concerns the proper method of addressing public officials. It is "Mr. President" to Herbert Hoover; "Mr. Secretary" for Henry L. Stlmson. Tho point arose as to how the postmaster-general and tho attorney-general should be addressed. One who claimed to know $leclared that it was "Mr. Postmaster" and •'Mr. Attorney." The point was carried .to the protocol division of the state department, which decides such niceties, and tho response was a crushing reversal for the self-styled expert. It should bo "Mr. Postnms- ter.-gcneral" and "Mr. Attorney-general." Years ago the super-advertlslnpc agents announced periodically and with pride that they had made America "powder puff conscious" or "pickle- conscious" or "pop-Run conscious." Tho country was being made conscious of no many things so frequently that tho phrase went into the limbo of forgotten things until today, when the department of tho Interior announced with pride. "That It has gone a long way toward making tho nation Illiteracy conscious." Tho department also announced, with regret, that the national advisory committee on Illiteracy will end Its work tomorrow because it has used up all its money. It spent $52,001.98 studying ways to teach Illiterates, tho part illiterate drivers play In automobile accidents, and probablo length of Illiterate's life", tho relation of Illiteracy to crime, and the life of Illlt- erates In the •mountains of A r lrglnla. FINE TRAFFIC SET IN (Continued from Pat« Mn«) thero were M accidents ascribed to that cause. Accidents,, whoro liquor Is In evidence, usually result In moro sorlons collisions than thooo charged against other causes. Fridays and Saturclayn worn tho most dangerous driving days of 1932, for 84 accidents occurred on Fridays and 83 on Saturdays, while Wednesdays escaped with •IS, tho smallest number. Danger Points Tho most peculiar accident of the year occurred when a motorist left his automobile in Roar, and when ho cranked tho car. It ran over a motorist and struck a house. Tho most dangerous Intersections of tho city proved to be those tit Twenty-fourth and Q street, where eight accidents occurred, and Nineteenth and ii streets, whpro 10 .accidents occurred. Travel Many Miles Some Idea of • tho, work accomplished and the activities of tho members of tho ftakcrsfteld traffic department mny be gained by a study of statistics. 1 They show that the officers traveled 65,575 rollos on their motorcycles during tho . year and 12,308 mllos In automobiles, for a total of 87,073 miles.' Citations given motorists totaled 1410, miscellaneous citations numbered 2244, and traffic warnings totaled 3835. Eighty-six suspected felons wore arrested by members of the department. Misdemeanor arrests numbered 2!)3, a total of 214 accidents were Investigated, assistance was rendered In 97(1 Instances, 1087 callq wore answered. 7003 automobiles Were Investigated 8124 suspicious characters wore questioned, and BO stolen automobiles, with a credited valuo of $13,300, were recovered during tho year. The officers attended 185 fires, put In 1259 hours on special duties, and worked u total of 1887 days. CHEN0WETH PRAISES TRAFFIC OFFICERS Superintendent of City Schools Lawrence K. Chetioweth today expressed deep gratltlcatlon with tho record achieved during 1032 when only one school child was injured. His statement follows: "I cannot speak too highly of the service rendered by Lieutenant Powers and tho traffic officers. During tho past yoar they huvo given personal and unceasing attention to tho safety program which wo aro attempting to carry out In tho nnkorsfleld city schools'. The astounding record of, freedom from uccldout upon tho part of our children may largely bo attributed to the close co-operation and Intelligent handling of traffic situations by tho local officers. "tt Is tho Intention of tho city schools to invroaso the safety program during tho romalndor of tho school year with an Idea of maintaining the splendid record which IIIIH boon established. Kveryono connected with tlje schools is alert In maintaining a program affecting the truffle problems confronting nearly 5000 children who traverse the streets of this city four times a day." GOVERNOR BRYAN TAKES OATH LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 2.. (A. P.)— Governor Charles W. Bryan took tho oath of office for his third term as Nebraska's governor a week ago, but ko'pt it.a secret until today. The term starts Thursday. <*.Prisoners in N. Y. , "Alimony" Jail Extend Greetings NEW YORK, Jan. 2.— Prisoners In New York'i crowded alimony jail held a New Yearn dinner and aent out -the .following holiday greetings! "We wtah the 'little woman a happy new year — and wlih the were here," Th« dean of the prlionere' or- ganisation told' his fellow Inmatei he hnd no desire 'to get out. "I couldn't get a Job outilde anyhow under present conditions and here I have three meals and a place to sleep;" he said. STREET MAINTENANCE (Con t<fund From Page through arteries where this Is now impossible at certain seasons of the year. 3. Long-term planning In paving construction, with necessary work In progress during construction season, holding back much desirable work to meet economic •depressions. 4, The adoption, so fur as is con- slstont with tho best Judgment ,of all concerned, of n pay-as-you-go policy. Bond Issues entail tremendous interest charges. Since the first pavement was laid in Bakersfleld 32 years ago considerable progress has been made In Jmth design und control. Most of-the Improvements have boon through tho re- senroli of tlio United States Bureau of Public Roads, Tho American Road- builders' Association, the Cement Association, the Asphalt Institute, and In tho west the Department of Public Works of the State of California. Sound progress IH co-ordinated with demand, and the demand In paving is for a design which would most economically meet traffic conditions. To this end the California Division of Highways developed tho plant and road type cold mix for Its secondary roads. By proper alignment and sufficient width of roadway these methods make the roadbed of today the subgrada of tho hard surface pavement which. Is to follow. All state work Is clone according to a definite 10-yoar plan, devlgned to meet the CO pur cent Ineronne In traffic estimated by 1940. It follows now for tho counties to adopt comprehensive plans of road development properly adjusted • to tho state's plan and for tho cities to bo guided by both the state and county plans In Improving their major thoroughfares, to tho end that each may aid tho other In butter serving those who use the streets and highways and pay the bill. Kern county was among tho first In tho state to adopt u master plan to govern Its future development. It now hus n workable plan bnscd on sound principles of highway plimnlng adaptable to any program of construction. We, look then to the time when the state will be a pattern of well co-or- dinated regional plans; when costs will not bo evaded for tho sake of apparent economy at the expense of ultimate real economy; when a reservo will be established nguliiHt Industrial slumps and a method of taxation invoked which will equitably distribute the assessment according to Uio benefits derived. LESLIE MILLER, Once Laramie Brakeman Inaugurated Governor of His Slate Prc*» LrttKtd Wire) /TtEYKNNlO, Wyo., Jan. 2.—Leslie ^ M. Mlllor today Avas Inaugurated as governor of Wyoming, spanning ' the gap from railroad brakemart to the governorship. Perhaps it was because Miller was more In- . terested In railroading than clerk- Ing In a store that ho spanned the . gap. He was born In Denver, • where his father, E. A. Miller, ran' a clothing store on .Larimer street, Just off Twentieth. A depression came along, as de- \ preHsions did, even when Miller was a boy. The older Miller was bno ; of. Its vlctlmw, so ho closed up his shop, packed his family and few belongings In a wagon, and migrated to Laramlc, Wyo. Take* to Railroading ' At Lnramle, ho started another storo, tho Temple of Economy, and prospered. But his young son, Leslie,,, was not Interested In clerking In the Temple. Instead, he became a rail- rood brakeman. Politics became one of his interests and when tho Democrats wont into power under former Oovernor William , n. noss. Miller was appointed a member of the state land board. . _, He obtained a number of oil i leases that turned out to be valuable, id he resigned from the land , ' board to develop his oil proper- ' tie*. f> Always a fighter, stocky and sandy haired, ho mado money and then he mado up his mind to become governor of Wyoming. Two years ago ho ran against the late Frank C. Emerson and was defeated. But todny he got the office td which he aspired. Emerson died in office and was succeeded, until a successor could be' elected, by Secretary of State Alonzo M. Clark. Tn thn special election In November. Mlllor and Clark fought It out and Miller won. But with the «amo old eager fight that charuct,orl*ed his entire career', Miller declined to wait for the formal I Inauguration. Takes Oath Secretly Ho took the oath of office, quietly, oven secretly, last week and served notice on the other state officers, all Republicans, that ho WUH governor. They declined to recognize him, however, nnd Miller did not force tho issue, but lot It be known that he was on the nlert and expected Acting Governor Clark to conduct the offlco In such a manner that u good Democrat could Ntep In today and still have n few appointive positions to fill. ' Clnrk has been acting both as governor and secretary of state, since Em- erson'H death. For the next two yeata" he will bc'tieoretary of state. •, " ' ' Sale Now in Full Swing Final, Drastic Reductions START TOMORROW, January 3, at 9 a. m. """""^^^^^^^^™" 11 " 1 ™'^^^^""" 11 " 1 ^^™ ^ AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL EVERY GARMENT IS CLEARED 60 New Silk Crepe Dresses Included Are a Few Ultra-Smart Metalasse Crepes Misses' $A"NOn Matrons' and «P L|l W Sizeg Women's ^^^ Up Sizes \^J to 50 Regular $15 to $18 Dresses You can just double your Christmas money by taking advantage of Bailin's Fashion Shop's After-Christmas Clearance Sale! And- at no sacrifice in style, for these are the season's newest and smartest fabrics. Diagonal lines, Vionnet side closings, cinched- in waistlines, puffed sleeves, bolero effects, novel collar lines. Black, brown and green for monotones—-black and rust, red and black, brown and chamois for dud-tones. Persian blendings in new spring prints. All sizes, 14 to 42, to begin the sale Tuesday. Smart frocks for street, afternoon or evening wear, wool and silk crepes, tailored, beaded, metallic and button trims. Also a few spring prints DASHING SWEATER SUITS Nonstretch, nonsag knitted three-piece suits. Orange, maroon, orchid, blue, pink, green, gray, gold. Sizes 14 to 42 USE YOUR CHARGE ACCOUNT 10 SBS" Velvet Dresses Luxuriantly Fur-Trimmed Winter Browns, Wines, Sapphires, Black, Violet, Red, Green $ Just a Few Left! SUEDE JACKETS 4 It's an ill wind, indeed, that can penetrate these warm suede and glaced-leather jackets. Smart in style, practical for rough weather. White, brown and tan. Have been selling at $10.95.' ONLY 15 MODISH HATS Not out-moded hat* such a* you expect to find at cuch a low price, but •mart tailored fur felte; aleo a few a^^ ^^ tame and berete. ^^ aff Maf* Qreenei i^^^ ^H ^B^^x cardinal, J^^^ • • d black,' •• • d black.A mm m here at^ M \W • •liver and black, white and black. Better be here at 1 9 eharp, Tueedayl GOATS Regular $79.50 Values $/l-ioo 41 Although price has been cut almost in half, every iota of the stylish smartness of these original models is retained—the long, slightly flaring lines fitted at waist—the big, soft furred collars and the new wide furred sleeves. Dark browns and black, furred in genuine red fox, squirrel or fitch. All sizes to begin the sale. Reg. $35 to $39.50 COATS 19 Reg- $25 OJ to $29.50 t P COATS Top-of-Fashion Sport Coats Savings range from $6 to $12.50, depending on your choice of these diagonal <g-i*£V and boucle woolen coats—wide *P I 9* of shoulder, belted models JLf^ Regular Values from $25 to $29.50 Misses' and Women's Sizes 14 to 42 Evening Wraps 7 and $ Gracious evening wraps to compliment your loveliest dance or dinner frock! Wide sleeves and stand-up shirred collars distinguish these. About 15 to choose from in eggshell, blue, brown, white, black. Values to $16.50.1 BAILIN'S FASHION SHOP 1804 Chester Avenue Ncxt to Firgt Nat i 0 nal Bank $15 and $16.50 DRESSES $750 Formal and semi-formal dresses—double-duty frocks, wedding and installation dresses of white satin or silk. Many have slenderizing Vionnet lines. $18.50 to $29.50 DRESSES $ j O50 Trim tailored frocks to live in from morn till night-** charming frocks to dine in- romantic frocks to dance in —every one with that made- to-order look! BE HERE TOMORROW AT 9!

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