The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on January 4, 1933 · Page 1
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Wednesday, January 4, 1933
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- fA, COMPLETE ABB06IATC0 f HEM LEAitD Wl Rt THE GREAT NEWSPAPER OF THE SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY PULL AND EXCLUSIVE UNITED PRE»S REPORT B AKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, XOI 14 PAGES TWO SECTIONS DISAVOW m i Jo A n so/? nates tiomsts 1933 Forecast as Better, Spiritually i T i - o 5 r Atlantique, French Ship Costing $ 18,000,000, Is in Ruins VESSEL OFF PORT - FOR OVERHAULING * - . Other Craft Rescue 109 n in Catastrophe Off Cherbourg <LATE.BULLETIN CHERBOURG, France, Jan. 4. (U. .)—The $18,000,000 French'luxury liner Atlantique was destroyed by fire at sea today .With the loss of at, le*"t. .30 to jJ5>bt,htr crew,., it was announced tonight. Of the 225 aboard, 195 were taken to this port and Brest by four rescue ships. Many of the survivors IUQ- fere'd from severe burns and the effects of inhaling smoke and flames. (United Press Leased Wire) HERBOURG, Jan. 4.— The flS,- 000,000 Jiner Atlantique. one of the most luxurious of French pas- uengcr ships; was adrift and on fire \vithout a crew today, a total loss. Fire broke out off Cherbourg while a. skeleton crew of about 200 men but no passengers were aboard. The Atlantique .had been taken off the South Atlantic run for her first overhauling since her maiden voyage In September, 3931. Hope for Others The crew took to the lifeboats when j It became evident that they could not check 'the fire, The Gorman freighter Ruhr-reported she wan able to rescue only 86 men but officials of the At- lahtlque believed several Bteumera and dozens of other smaller craft might reach the ship and pick* up others. The 'burning, of the Atlantique and the loss of the Georges Fhlllppnr several months ago on u maiden voyage meant severe losses to European underwriters, as well as the French government which guaranteed part of the underwriting and ,the Insurance. TJhe Dutch steamer Achules radioed was burying 'to Cherbourg with a part of the Atlantlque's crew. Including 1 some who were burned or Injured. A description of the burning vessel was brought back by Captain Bros, of the French navy, commanding the Cherbourg aviation center, who flew over' It 'in a seaplane with an observer. : ' Blazing Mass "I sighted u blazing mass about 1 p, m., ho told the United T?reas. "It was drifting slowly, enveloped ' in uoke, beneath which wns a nmsw of 'imeB. The Hhjp seemed a total Joss. "The lliier was white hot, like u ler.' Tt seemed only a question of ne until It burns out and alnku. 1 felt the Intense heat, although we flew high above the ship." Doctors, were held ready to attend » the injured aboard the Achilles, 13 S.F. Dairies Put Under Quarantine and Economically (Associated Press LeascdWire) VATICAN CITY, Jan. 4. —• Th« certainty that the New Year w|ll be better spiritually and economically than the laat f aa a result of the holy year, was expressed today by Pope Plu» in responding to greetings by the Roman patricians headed by Prince Colonna. "The holy year beginning In 1933 will bring a spiritual revival/' the. pontiff said, "this will restore the world's confidence, arid induce economic revival too." ROOSEVELT-Wl FIND BIG LEAKS » ' P V Next President Must Face Nutherous Federal Difficulties 4 • ' By RAYMOND. CLAPPEF* <Cfl»yrl|ht, U33, by Unit**' Preti) WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.— When President-elect Roosevelt lakea over the management of the world's biggest business two months irom today, he will find It an overgrown establishment, leaking at many pores. For Instance ho will find one bureau ppendlng $3,750,000 on wild life at the very time another department Is sending up,an alarm over the discovery that 300,000 to 400,000'homeless Ameri- can'youths, most of them under 21, are wandering helplessly abouj:. the v land, mmvaginjr on tho thin lea'ylhgs of a four-year depression. ' . Save $1 Out of $4 Mr. Roosevelt has set 'for one of his flret objectives the .execution of the Democratic campaign pledge to knock one dollar in every four of federal government expenses. This is expected to be one of the questions he will discuss with Democratic 1 Congressional leaders In New ..York tomorrow. Tho first difficulty the present administration encountered in attempting to economize was the fact th,nt tho leakage was scattered over a vast area. It Is hidden, camouflaged, mixed ln*M*lth' sound,and necessary expenditures, like the coloring and pass unnoticed except on close search. Other millions are sptnt In ways that were desirable when they could be afforded. Like music lessons; or trips to Europe,/they are advantages that can be dispensed with when millions of men, women and children can scarcely find food and shelter. 4 • n When the Incoming administration starts checking'up on thei $3,775,000,000 being spent this yeur.nt will find what Mr, Hoover found—that there (Continued on Pago Two) Preta Tinned Wire) SAN FHANCIsro,- ,lnn. 4.— Thirteen of the 200 dairies supplying milk to San Francisco were ordered quarantined today by the city health department until they arranged tuberculin tests for their cows. Health authorities mild the , dairies supplied about 8200 of the 50,000 gallons of nitlk the city consume* dully* THE WEATHER San . Franclfeeo hay region: Kalr tonight and Thursday; local frosts In morning; gentle northerly wind. Northern California: Fair tonight Hind Thursday; temperature nonr normal: local frosts In morning; gentle to moderate northerly winds offshore, Sierra Nevada: Fair tonight and Thursday; little chnngo In temperature; moderate westerly winds. Sacramento, Santa Clara and San Joaquln valleys: Fair tonight and Thursday; local frosts in morning; gentle variable winds. Southern California: Kalr mild; tonight and Thursday; frosts In Interior In morning; gentle northerly '-wlntia offshore. and looal PLEA TO SET ASIDE REFUSED (A Huafiated Preaa.Leased Wire) PHORNIX, Jan. 4,—'Judge Howard C. Speaknmn today.denied u motion to qunsh and'set aside an indictment ac- dUBlns Julin J. HiUloran, Phoenix lumber man, nn an "accosHorj' to tho crime of murder." The Indictment was returned last weel^ after a Clmnd Jury had heard Winnie HTith Judd if 11 the- alleged "whole truth" of the sluying of-Agues Anne TrfKol aful Wedvlg Samuelson. It charged Hullorun concealed his alleged knowledge that murder hnd been committed. On the mime Uuy the Grand Jury alfta drafted, a public document to the Kta te board of pardons and paroles urging Immediate; commutation to life Imprisonment of the death sentence pronounced upon Mrs. Judd following her conviction 4 of the murder of Mrs. LeRoi, The Indictment ajfuipst Halloran was attacked rm Urn ground* that It not only wns faulty but thht the Urnnd Jury was prejudiced and not qualified to act. (United Press Leased Wire) W ASHINGTON,. Jan. 4. — Senator Johnson, Republican, California, in, a bitter speech excoriating war debt cancelationlstH and defaulter^ called ou Congress^ today to .bar from the American money market all foreign debtors: who repudiated their obllga lions t<i the United ' States or the American citizens. Johnson has such a'bill before the Senate finance committee. In the midst of his war debt speech today he ^Imounced ho would demand Senate action at this.sesylon. Johnson charged that France had made an actual cash prc'H of $70,000, r 000 by her debt-funding agreement with the United States. He laid can- celatlon and revision propaganda at the door of 'J. P. Morgan & Company. Johnson spoke of the 1925 report of the war debt commission whon debtors except England were refusing lo fund their war and -post-Armistice obligations to this country. It states that" It was "contrary to the best interest of the United States" to permit foreign debtors'to float loans in the United States until they had funded their debts. . He feaid the state department BO Informed American international bank- .ers who sought to distribute foreign securities* In'American- markets. ", . : 'Defaulters Assailed , . "Before ;tbis''-Cession o^ ' Congress closes I shall ask that such a policy •frnactea ihto'law."^6hhs<iTi ! sHdiitea hla fists flailing the air as though punching u bag. * "They would haye us-pay. tho cost of war while they keep the spoils." Johnson Had recalled-how European nations pleaded during, the war for financial assistance. ; . • » i * "They said 'our backs are to the wall'," he continued, "and I re• call how they prayed for the United States to come to their assistance." i "The American people paid the price. It v was ; pleaded and demanded that they give until, it hurts and they gave with a patriotism unparalleled. Our people in some Instances 'beggared (Continued on Page Thirteen) FARM-RELIEF BILL HAS RIGHT OF WAY (United PrenH Leased Wire) , WASHINGTON, -Jan. 4.—The House rules ^committee, heayll^' pemocratlc, lato today granted legislative right of way to the "domestic allotment" plan of farm relief, a project reported to have the full backing of President- elect Roosevelt. Without even the formality of a record' vote, the committee reported to the .House a resolution 'which would Insure consideration. of the bill tomorrow. The rule would leave the bill -wide open to amendments and provide for liberal debate., 'Both Chairman Jones of the agriculture committee and - Representative Ha u gen, ranking Republican on the committee asked the rules committee to grant consideration. Tluugen, while asking a rule, appeared ICES enthusiastic about the measure than his Democratic colleague. He commented that It ? 'ls,not all .that everyone claims," .but nevertheless announced his support. Jones told tho rules committee- he believed the bill should be tried "as an experiment" to attempt to place agricultural products on a price parity with other major industrial products. 500 Chinese Soldiers in b 'List of Casualties at Shanhaikwan PEIPING, TIENTSIN UNDER TENSION Movement May .Lead to Clash With U.S. Troops, Washington Fears By H. R. EKINS (United Press Leased Wire) f Jan. 4. — Japanese troops occupied Chinese terri ^dry-inside ^hd^grfeUt'Tvall^d't^ffitJ; haikwan today after their terrific bombardment left the city in smoking ruins with 500 Chinese soldiers dead, and an undetermined number of civilians dead or wounded. The Japanese gained control of the Mukden-Peiping' Railway and entrance into:the'rich province of Jeho], .with losses' reported officially'an eight 'dead, including ono commissioned officer* and 13 .seriously wounded. Chinese .conceded* occupation of Shanhaikwan after three Japanese assaults from sea, land and air and Intensive bombardment of the city. National Emergency "' ' Marshal/Chang HBueh-Llang, -young war, l lor"d who waH ousted from his great Manohurlan domain by the.Jap- anese, 'considered tho occupation, of Styvrihalkwan a national emergency. He advised the Japanese commander at Shanhaikwan to address further communications to the Nanking government, and -; hot to Marshal Chang. The Japanese Insisted on regarding the, Shanhaikwan'fighting as, a local Incident which could be nettled by local negotiations. . Meanwhile Chung's soldiers were re- portjed to be reforming at -'Chahfrii, under the protection of three armored trains. A Japanese armored train was on patrol between Shnnhalkwnh and Chlnwnngtao, the port on the gulf of Llao south of Shanhaikwan. The Japanese reported the capture of trench mortars, machine guns, grenades and stores of ammunition. Other Cltlet Under Tension Hostilities In the Shftnhalkwnn area were suspended, at least momentarily, while Pelplng, Tientsin and other cities within striking distance of a (Continued on Page Thirteen) Farmers Defeat Foreclosure on Farm Mortgage (United PrcrtB Leaned Wire) LEMARS, Iowa, Jan. 4.—A crowd of 500 angry farmers manhandled an Insurance company attorney on the courthouse steps today when he sought to foreclose a farm mortgage, then assembled all the lawyers In the city and obtained their promises not to bring foreclosure actions before February 13. BRITISH HERII AGE Man Employed on Rancb at q Santa Maria Descendant of Englisb Earl Fret* Leatted GUBLPH, Out., Jan. 4,— Officially declare<l' dead seven years Hgo by the Chancery -Court of ISnglanfl, Arthur Chlchley Roper-Gurzon, descendant of the Earl of Teynnam, hftH^ been discovered living at 'Santa Maria. Calif., according to J. R. Howltt, K. C,, of this city, today. Mr. Howltt, Rfi executor of the estate of Sidney Hoper-CJurzon, an elder brother of Arthur, who died a -year ago, had conducted a diligent search through correspondence with police and manlier newspapers throughout southern California, firm In his belief that the officially declared dead scion of British nobility Ktlll lived. His efforts were finally rewarded through receipt of information that Arthur IP nt present, allvo and employed on a turkey ranch near Santa Barbara, Calif. Left England in 1S88 Coming to Canada 45 years ago from England, the two brothers entered the Ontario Agricultural College here. They resided hero for several years after graduation hut Arthur departed fn 1894 when he fell heir to a legacy. It was understood then that he was on tour of southern states: Thirty- one years later— In ll*2p — Sidney, the older brother, wan niado a Joint heir with Arthur, to tho estate of their aunt, widow of Captain Henry Richard By HOMER L. ROBERTS (United Press Leased Wire) S ACRAMKNTO, Jan. 4.—A searching Investigation Into tho conduct of Governor Uolph'a administration for the liiHt. two yearn wnn demanded In a Senate reHoVulton Introduced by Senator J. M. Ininnn of Bucramento today. It was the first of a group of Inquiries proposed by anti-administration lawmakers, and proposed the Inquiry "expenditures of state government have far exceeded tho revenues produced." Tho resolution would provide for tho appointment of a special committee of seven senators, bo t empowered lo tuka testimony from stiito offlclalH and In- qulrn into every phase of state government. Offera Two Amendments Two constitutional umendmem spoking chnngtiH In the nUoi-iitlon public acliool funds were Introduced by Senator Arthur H. Breed, .Oakland. 'One of tho^propouala provides for Um entire elimination of "fixed" charges for "school' funds; leaving the allocation to the Legislature, while tho Alternative measure would reduce pros- cut allocutions of state school fundn by 20 per cent, Another change In school fundn was sought by^Senator Hay .H. Tngela, Potter Valley, who would leave the state's Hhuro unchanged, but reduce tho counties' share from $30 to $20, (Associated Preta Leaned Wire) S ACRAMENTO, Jan. 4.—Contrasting vividly, with his flrslj contact with the Legislature in 1931, whcyi he was inaugurated midst the blare and color of a three-day festival. Governor Rolph faced state legislators last night with his message telling of u depleted $31,500,000 surplus, a state deiicit, and an unbalanced budget. Governor Rolph told the Legislature it alone could right the financial ditVicullies the state finds itself in because of lost revenues, lie said he was not responsible for the depression and consequent loss of revenue, and that these same uncontrollable deficiencies (Continued on Page Two) OFFERS 9500 REWARD POKTLiAND, Ore.. Ju'n. 4; '(U, P.')— Reward of $500 fpi* the: vecovery qf the body of I*de_ Schleslnger was offered tu^nj: by his father, B-. F). 'SeTile8l|»gor of Hun Francisco, tioe Scl»losiuger, prominent Portland buslnesn man-and BportHinftn, was believed drowned In thp Columbia river at, Vancouver, Wafih.,' % a week''ago;. ' ' •• • ^» ^^ Unemployed Fight Those Having Work PreM Leaned Wire) WH15ATON. Ill, Jan. 4.— An army of UOO unemployed converged on the 51,000,000 Wheaton post office projet-t today and buttled some 70 workers Witn sticks, stones and shovels, leaving «tx Injured. Tho battle, which followed unsuc- pessful^attenjptH of tho 1100, who had come In 63 automobiles from other parts of Du Pafje county, to persuade the workers to leave the job, was briskly fought for several minutes. T*l*l* • Tk*ll T Philippine Bill Is Referred to Hurley , ™—* IIIBfc* » (A.99ociated Prw Leaned Wire) WASHINGTON, Jail. 4.—Prewltlent Hoover today referred; the Philippine Independence bill to Secretary Hurley for report, and there, were strong Indications of an impending veto of the measure. STEAMSHIP ADRIFT BALBOA, Canal SSorio,' Jan. 4. (A. P.)—The steamer Point Chlco was re- portod afire ut sea today, 18:hours out of tlio cunul on the way to I^ba An^ geios.and fc!on I^'anclsco, Hho carried a crew of 82 but no Will Rogers Remarks: nocracy about unemp •o me body provpero down t nother (Continued on Page Thirteen) McADOO HEARD AI SACRAMENTO Declares Victory of Nov. 8 Not Forty Qne; Asserts Democrats on Trial Pre*n Leaned Wire) SACRAMENTO, Jnn. 4.— The dictum that the Uopsevelt victory in November was not a parly victory and that the Democratic party IH on trial M-an voiced here today by William C}. Me- Adoo, political veteran. Spanking be- foro Cnllfornlans delegated to vote today UH meniberH of the electoral college for Krnnklln D. Hoosovelt for president, the former treasury secretary and Democratic United States Senator-elect interpreted the November result as "u great progressive revolt." He predicted destruction to the Democratic party unless It relieves conditions which he attributed to a "diseased economic system*' and "stupid" leadership of the Republican party. Its functions as it formality, he said lh« electoral college should bo uholi.shp.d, Abolish Electoral College Tfo attached more than ordinary s nlflcaiicy, however, to this inuullng California MoutorN, hooauso, lie wild, "II waw California"** delegation thai nominated Krunklln L). Jtouuevelt." "Thla action waw not oven remotely roiuioM,<*d with trudnri' or secret agreements, " ho (iNscrted, '-but proceodod from our sincere conviction thai had In his heart and In II!H soul thuse progn'Hl«vo prlnolplus — tho soul thouu progi*tt^Hl\ f o p'rliiL-Jplen — the believed to bo irfo neud and the hope of the 'nation." He Huld lie never had been one of those who view llio depression an "an m:t. of (Jod. like oioudburstu, tornadueu or eurthquak«w." Distorted System "Studied honestly," ho contended, "It (the depression) IB seen to be the result of u distorted and diHeaned economic system, long and Htoajthily developed by powerful financial and Industrial groups that have put prof Its above human welfare — promoting and (Continued on Page Thirteen) ri Irrigation Chances in Kings Area Good depleted the $a 1,500,000 general fund surplus credited to the slate when he took office. Despite the surplus the state was reduced to its deficit, the governor said, by decreased revenues, legislative appropriations, unpliahlc constitutional nxod charges, and greatly increased do mantle for huinunltariuu functiouH. Revenues Decline He told the Legislature that because revenues accruing to the state during the present bleunlum fell to $108,550,000 instead of an estimated total of 1136,369,000 the Btato governernment will have a delicti of approximately 39.&00.000 by Juno 30, 1933. He blamed this decline on the general buulnoss depression. Recommendations The governor made several recommendations, some reluctantly, ho said, and toward which he expected opposition, lie said he would respect such opposition "when 1 feel It has been made Hlncerely, unselfishly and in good faith, and I shall heed with an open mind UIONC who present arguments against my proposals." He placed the following recommendations bcfure the legislature; J. That the state water conservation problem bo reviewed with earnest and constructive consideration. 2. That the Loglfilaturo give consideration to irrigation and reclamation district rehabilitation which will Improve, the condition of tho farmer "upon whose labor, In tho last analysis, tho prosperity uf California depends." Tehnohapl Institution .3. Correct legal defects HO tho California Institution for Women nt To- hachapl can bo occupied by women prisoners Incarcerated at San Quentln penitentiary. 4. Puss legislation preventing distribution In California of prison-mark' products from other states when tho federal Hawea-Coopcr act goes into effect In January, IblM. 5. That "In view of the remarkable record California has made In tho field of banking, no fundamental changes be made In our bi^ik act. (Continued on Pa$c Twelve) MESSAGE 0 L , , Warm Support and Strenuous » Opposi t ion Accorded * Document rresn Leased Wire) HACHAMENTO, Jnn. 4. — Strenuous upponltlon and ataunah support for Governor RoIph'R proposed economy were voiced by meniberH of 'the Legislature In Ntatements to the United Presa today. Here nre a few of the com men IB: Senator Arthur II. Breed, Oakland: "Governor Rolph has apparently, adopted my school program. In the matter of the gaHoline tax we arb In a hend-on collision. He'd wreck th« highway conBtructlon program." CJilted Sound Program Senator* Will U. Sharkey, Martlnes: "It is u Hound economy program that every legislator can support. With Home modifications. I believe it -will be adopted." Senator Ralph E3. Swing, San Bernardino: "While I have no comment now, I'm against any proposal that would transfer any burden from th« state to the counties," Senator W. P. Rich, Marysville: "If this program had been suggested two years ago, we'd all have been better off." Gas Tax to Pay Bondi Senator Dan E. Williams, Tuolumne county: "I favor using gas ta"x money (Continued on Pago Two) JAILED! N ATTEMPT RAVE LAUNCHES CONTEST (United Press Leaaed Wire) FRESNO, Jan. 4.—Irrigation prospects for .farmers In the area watered by the Kings river are favorable for 1933, C. U Kaupke, Kings river walermaster reported today. Tho water table In Irrigated areas lw higher than in the past several years, he said, Indicating that pumping uotitH will be cut. Hnowfull In tho tnminlainh, lt^ »uld lw deficient in but nut ueriuuuly su. (United Fret* Lctnted Wire) 1,08 ANUULM8, Jan. 4.—Two men were held in jail on charges of ul- tomptod robb«rj p and extortion today aftur one of them wont lo thu homo of Alexander PantngeH and told tho ninlUmllliomiire theater magnate of a plot to rob him of $50,000. Krnest Blanohard, 38, an unemployed truck driver, was arrested nt a downtown Htreet corner by police who were led there by Moxley Stark, ex- marine, the reputed "tip-off." Police said Stark tfot "cold feet" after Blanehard, whose home Is In Oakland, had offered him a proposition whereby Puntaff-eti wan to be ru- erced at trun point Into signing a $50,000 check and making nrranffenitintK for It being uualied. The former marine pleaded for a few- days to "think It over" and In the end went to tho PnntUffC'F home anU uxponed the «n- tire plot, officers said. He then led them to the downtown rendezvous where Blanehard awaited him. SLAY RANCHER AND WIFE MEXICO CITY, Jan. 4. (A. P.)—A I.oon Guanajuato, dispatch today saya bandits last night raided tho harU'iida "California.," thero Ullilnt; Valunta Unerroro, prominent owner of tho hacienda, *and fatally wounding hts wlfo. after which Uioy proccoUuU lo tlio hauloucia. (Aattociatcd Press Leased Wire) DUBLIN", Jan. 4.—Undaunted by tho sudden UnolHlon of his opponents In suiting 1 «1fl<:tlonH for less than three weeks away, William T. Co BE rave launched hi.s campaign today to regain thu presidency with a pledge "to stand up for Irish rights." Tho former president h«ld his first oumpaign meeting last night, within n day after President ISumon tie Vul- «ra linnouncpd n new Dial Eirann would bo olt'r-ted January 24. Thn announroment was believed to have caught tlie opposition unawares, UH there were Indications they wore confident tho present Dall ISIrann could overthrow the Ue Valera gov- ernnunit Avlinn it WIIH M-lu'dulcd to have met again In Keliruary. ADVERTISERS' INDEX BANK OF AMERICA 9 BROCK, MALCOLM. COMPANY 3 CHICAGO COLLEGE OF BEAUTY 4 COFFEE. HARRY 2 FOX CALIFORNIA 6 FOX THEATER 8 FRANKLIN GLA88 COMPANY 3 GOODNIGHT. DR 6 GRANADA THEATER HOTEL EL TEJON 6 KIMBALL * STONE 4 LATZ'8 LA GRANADA BALLROOM LE ROY CORDON BEAUTY SALON * * * t * 6 * t II NILE THEATER PHILLIPS MUSIC COMPANY. PRICHARD AUTO SERVICE. REDLICK'S , REX THEATER ] fi RIALTO TOCATCR UNITED IRON AND METAL COMPANY VIRGINIA THEATER WICKmSHAM COMPANY... WITMAM BOOTH 4 * « * f B •14' M ' - . \ 'f r V "T* *. • *', i i - - -r, - ' i- -— - A t 3 .'. \ - ^1^%.* -^ »' ^

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