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gPlTlON CO>lfUTE,A»»dCIATEO>jlEt» ; l.t»»Etf^j > ' t .;_ * " , ' THE QRiAT NEWSPAPER OF tHE SOUTHERN SAN.JOAQUIN VALLEY FULL ANO EXCLUSIVE UNITED PRESS REPORT LAST EDITION ,;' j ;i4;.^GE8'''.y •, .'•./'''j^V^' ft * ' • " ftAKERSFIELD.^cALiFOtlNIA, TUESDAY. JANUARY 10; 1&33 TWO SECTIONS No. 140 ;', W' ROLPH * R MOVES FOR Plan Contemplates Sale of $6,000,000,000 to Refund U. S. Bonds OBLIGATIONS DUE 'NEXT TWO YEARS Proposal Was-Suggested by Sec. Mills; Many • ; Bankers. Urge It . By FRANK H. MoCONNELL; AiMflatMl ftut Fhmultl .Wrltw :, TVTEW Y'QB.'K, Jan. 10.4-The Llb- iL .Verty; loan *hrly5s pfcittie .World War,;:period, .comprising ;the nu»at» .intensive" money raising campaign ever undertaken' in this country, may be revived in a modified form, and for a different purpose, If proposals in some financial and polit leal Quarters are adopted. These proposals, which contemplate the launching;" of a. government loan 'program to fund a good part of the ?6,000,000,000 of the .federal government's floating Indebtedness are receiving serious .study .in prominent banking quarters, some authorities holding that It might go far toward liberating credit to its normal channels. . : ;..- Due .Within Two Year*. Almost one-third of the total government, debt of $16,800,000,000 Is In securities which mature- within the next; two years, and until this huge volume of short-term Indebtedness is placed on a more permanent basis, bankers say it is extremely difficult to forecast probable developments in the money market, and it Is consequently extremely difficult ttf Invest their depositors'. money. V, This very uncertainty has .facilitated further additions to,the government's short term debt,' for .banks have been glad to < pour • funds into government Issues- maturing within a few months, at almost no Interest, knowing that whatever the money market may do, -they will get their principal out Intact when .the government Issues mature. A pinch in the money market, sending rates up, would 1 naturally >end long-term bonds down. • ' Bond Market Strong ~ The fact that the market for highest grade, long-term -bonds has been very strong of late, has led bankers to wonder If a good time were not (Continued on Page Thirteen) Expectant Mother's Sentence Commuted (A */iooia ted Press'Leased Wire) COLUMBIA, S. C., Jan. lO.-^Oc nor Blackwood .today, commuted to life Imprisonment the death sentence of Mrs. Beatrice Ferguson Snipes, expectant mother convicted .of .the murder of Elliott Harris, York rural policeman. * . The governor's action came less than 24 hours after he had reiterated ho would wait until the state Supreme Court acts on an appeal in the case before considering petitions ask- In'ir executive clemency, . Mrs. Snipes, 29-year-old mother of one child, expects tho birth of another January 20. THE WEATHER San Francisco bay region: Fair 'tonight and Wednesday; local frost and fogs this -morning; continued cool; light northerly winds. Northern California: Fair tonight .and Wednesday but with fogs In •the Interior valley and locally elsewhere; local frosts; continued cool; moderate northerly winds offshore. Sl«rra Nevada: Fair tonight and Wednesday; little change In temperature; moderate northerly winds. " Sacramento arid Santa.-Clara valleys: Fair tonight and-Wednesday: local fogs and frosts; continued cool; light northerly winds. San Jooquln valley: Pair but with fogs or low. olouds.tonight and Wednesday; continued cool; light northerly winds, *. / HoUthern California: Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday; normal temperature; local frdsts In Interior; general changeablp winds offshore. • <. SEN. SMOOT HAS BIRTHDAY (Associated Pratt Leafed Wirt) WASHINGTON, Jsn. 10.— The dun of the Senate— Smoot of Utah— it 71 yesri old today. Birthday greeting* came to him for the fact time aa a member of Con greet. Hie 30 yeara of service .ends March 4 when a. Democrat takee hla aeat. Smoot, coauthor of the Hawley- Smoot tariff law and a power 'In the high Republican councils, haa not said what he will do 1 In the future. But his friends expect ,hlm to. give oloo attention to hi* banking interests. FORFEITS 30, Farmers "Withhold Bids .on Lands on Which Taxes -.. ,',-:.;• '•' ...t .'•••' '. ' ~. (United Plfeti Leased Wire) VaTr^JanT 10?—Nearly 30,000 acres, a fifth of the land In Spotsylvanlu county, waa forfeited to the state when farmers "refused'to bid'for tracts put up at auction'for delinquent taxes amounting to as little us SO cents an acre.' • .• ,'••:..,. ', A .crowd of farmers lounged In the courthouse, yesterday, afternoon virtually Ignoring Auctioneer M. • B. Kin- Key as: he rattled, through the list of 688 tracts ordered sold for taxesj BJdu were put In for only 14 parcels total- Jng 133 acres. The rest went to the state by default. , . There were no disorders as the auctioneer with machine-like rapidity ordered: tract after tract forfeited. "Four .hundred and sixty-nine acree,'t.he droned. "Who'll take It for taxssT No offer? Put It'down to the controller. - . • "Three acres. Nobody want it? Controller. "Fifty-six acres. No offer?. Controller. . . ." The Bpotsylvanla Lead and Zinc Mining Company, which flourished during the World War, forfeited half a dosen large tracts. It let one of nearly 600 acres go to the state for a delinquency of only $148. Owners of the forfeited 'property may remain on It 'for two yenrs. During that time they may regain title by paying the delinquent taxes, plus penalties. -• Officials said ninny of the smaller.tracts.had been abandoned by their owners for a year or more. Originally 40,000 acres in 901 tracts were, advertised for- sale. Owners of 201 parcels paid up their taxes before the sale. .'.<••• <*»» CHECK MAN'S STORY (Associated Prent Leased Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10.—Details of a suicide letter In which a man known as T. ST. Harrison, golf professional who shot and killed himself in a hotcii here, described the slaying of his wife 10 days ago, were checked by police today. Tho wife, known to neighbors as Mrs. Myrtle Adele Harrison, was found shot to death In her bod at the couple's Redwood City home last night after the letter, mailed to' tho San Fraii9lsco Examiner, was turned over to authorities. ' In hit* letter, tho supposed Harrison, who had registered nt the hotel under the name of Morrison, said his true name was Justin Leroy .Harris and that he had killed his wife as she slept. He declared that before 'coming to 'California about a year ago he was engaged as a golf professional at the Valley View Gplf Club at Hanover, N. J., and was once dean of the Fine Arts College of Enid, Oklov, University, His decision to kill his .wife and commit suicide, the letter asserted, came after a visit-to Del Monte for which he paid with fictitious checks. Five Lose Lives By Blaze in Dwelling (Associated Press Leased Wire) •. BALTIMORE, Jan, ,10.—Trapped by flames that' swept 'through- a three- story -brick dwelling, five members of it family lost their lives early today. The dead uro: Cecil Hewitt, 53 years 'old; Mrs. Maude' Hewitt. 40, his. wife; Cecil, Jr., ?0, his son; Evelyn, 1?, .Ills daughter; Corindu Bowon, aOr-Mro. Hewitt's sister. : -. •' - Second Major Strategic Victory Is Achieved Within Week TRIUMPH CUTS OFF JEHOL FROM CHINA New Battle Being Fought Along Great Wall and Mediation Refused ' (Associated Press Leased'Wtre) ^l *TOKIO,., Jan. '.. 10.-—Japanese cav- •^ airy -and infantry units, occupied Chlumenkow pass In the, gra^^wa.)!. pouring of Chinese troops through that famous gale into Jehol. It was the second strategic position'taken, by the'Japanese in a week to block off China from the rich Mongolian province and frustrate Chinese attempts to defend it against impending Invasion announced by Japanese military commanders. Occupation of the Chinese city of Shanhalkwan Just a week 'ago by Japanese shut off the eastern gate, only a short distance from where the wall comes down to the sea. Chlumenkow is 42 miles north of Shanhalkwan and near where the 2000-year-old barrier turns westward. A, communique from the Chlnchow, Manchuria, headquarters of tho Nlshl division said the Rising Sun banner was hoisted over the walled town after a brief skirmish. NEW BATTLE BEING FOUGHT ALONG GREAT CHINESE WALL PIEPINQ. Jan. 10. (U. P.)—A, major battle along the Great Wall of -hlna'at Chlomenkou Pass was announced by the Chinese today after Japanese forces opened a drive • apparently Intended to cut off the -northern province of Jehol from China and add It to Manchuria. . '"•. V A Chinese communique said Japr. anese-Manchoukuo troops, Including Infantry and calvary supported ; by airplanes nnd a regiment of artillery entered Chlomenkou Pass and Immediately made contact with Chinese cavalry, who resisted repeated sabor charges. ' • -, At noon, the communique said, four Japanese bombers operated over and behind the Chinese lines, after which the Chinese received reinforcements and held their positions. 'At dusk the Chinese continued in possession of Chlomenkou, the communique claimed. Although prepared for an attack, they were expected to withdraw within the wall about 7 a. m. tomorrow. • , BRITISH OFFER TO. MEDIATE . IS DECLINED BY JAPAN PKIPINQ, Jan. 10. (U. P.)—Japanese authrottles today announced rejection of a British offer to.mediate for set(Continued on Page Two) SANIAFERY. BUDGET 1933J17,9pO (Assoointcd Press Leased Wirej NEW YOrUv, Jan. 10.—Directors of the Atchlson,. Topoka & Sunta F« Railway Company have approved, a capital budget of $17,977,000 fot 1983, President W. B. Storey, announced today. This compares with 126,363,000 In 1932 and »C1,600,000 In 1931, Of the total $2,395,000 Is In New York, the balance of $15,682,000 representing carryover from last year. The 1932 budget contemplated expenditures of $6,167,000 for new lines, $4,196,000 for New York. Sen. 'King Has New Plan to Stop Wars (United Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 Senator King, Democrat, . Utah, today introduced a resolution which would -instruct the President of the United States to snek an international agreement to prevent war-by prohibition of forceful acquisition of" territory, The King resolution wauld Hook a general International agreement pro hlbttlng war. . EMBARGO GARNER AND SNELL CLASH (United Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.— Speaker Garner today eaid that action-to secure Increased taxea at the short • session would largely 'depend upon the success or'fail- ure/of the Democratic program of beer and farm relief.. • "If we don't get our- program passed and signed," the speaker •aid, "what's the use of taking up taxes." ' - . . . '• ' Garner's statement came on the heels of a 'bitter attack by- Republican; Leader Snell, in which the administration spokesman predicted Democrat* would fail to aecure enactment of either beer or tax legielatlon. WAGE FILIBUSTER FEDERALSENAIE Long and Thomas Head MbVe; Dcnjand Aid for Firmer, , '' ~ (United Pratt Leased Wire) WASHINaTON; 'Jani 10.— A bipartisan filibuster pledged to block practlcallyYair legislation at this session In an effort' to obtain currency Inflation and other relief for 'farmers emerged late today before a' confused and startled Senate. Senator Thomas, Democrat, Oklahoma, told the United Press of the filibuster plan. "My objective Is currency Inflation," Thomas said. • Ho said 'he and, Senator Long, Democrat, Louisiana, were members of the bloc' pledged to "lay before the Senate the plight of the -people." He named .other senators but requested that they' not "be mentioned without their specific permission. Claim IS Senators Thomas estimated that the filibusters would number 15. "I don't' know, whether we can go through with it but- wo are going, to try," he said. ,• 1 The explanation, clarified the situation in the Semite today when the "Louisiana Klngflsh" engaged In outright filibuster against the $31,000,000 deficiency bill, first of the 11 on( Con tinned on Page Thirteen) GRAND JURY'S DATA (United Press Leased Wire) PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan.' 10,—Superior Judge Howard -Spenkmnn today denied a .request'of attorneys for'John J. HaJloran, wealthy lumberman, they be granted a transcript.oj proceedings of the Maricopa Countj' Grand Jury which Indicted him In connection .with the Winnie.Ruth Judd.case. • Prank O. Smith, chief of Halloran's legal staff, intimated the decision tgmpqrarUy thwarted his Intentions to impeach testimony • -Mrs. Judd, contemned, murderess, should sho testify tomorrow at Ilalloran's preliminary hearing on a charge he. was an nc- oessory to the slaying of Agnes Ann Lerol; •'-••' Resolution of La Guardia Has Beeii Adopted as Framework CARRIERS VALUED AT $20,000,000,000 Water Will Be Squeezed Out of Stocks; I. C. C. to Have Charge By WILLIAM F. KERBY . (Ct»yr!|ht, 1*33, ky UMtri Prill) ^4|H|N(QTON, Jan. 10;^ "^^arltisaii'" effort t the country^ road system and establish it again upon a sound financial basis was begun today In the House with commanding backing. It was understood . the plan would embody many of the views of President- elect Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was discussed at tho recent New York conference between tho incoming president and his congressional party leaders. La Quirdli Plan Adopted 'As a result of this • meeting, the drastic reorganization -resolution of Representative La Guardla.-lndopond- ent Republican, of New York, has been adopted as the framework for tho attempt to rehabilitate the railroads and reduce their capitalization. The La Guardia resolution, a revised draft of which was Introduced yesterday, provides for forced • reorganization of. insolvent companies at the behest of the stockholders.' The reorganization would be carried out' under direction of tho Interstate commerce commission with the federal (Continued on Page Thirteen') PLEAS TO BE (United Pros* Leased Wire) , SACRAMENTO, Jan. 10.—An army expected to total 1000 "hunger marchers" was collecting In the city plaza here this afternoon In preparation for a march on the .state Capitol, where speakers will..demand unemployment relief and social Insurance from the state Legislature. The plaza meeting -was being held as.a "rally" before the parade to the Capitol. -i Tho Senate] and Assembly plan to meet In Joint! session late this afternoon at which 25 delegates of tho marchers will be 'received and two speakers will be given a half hour each to present their demands. Makes Numerous Charges Against State Exec u t i ve By HOMER L. ROBERTS . (United I'reis Leased Wire) S ACRAMENTO, Jun. 10.—Governor Rolpli was accused today of soliciting funds from his appointees' for the campaign to defeat Senator J. M. Inman at the August primary. The assertion was made by Colonel Walter E. Garrison, former director of public works, as the climax of the opening session of a Senate committee investigation that was filled with surprises. Other* charges laid before the committee at its opening session were: That Rolpli Instructed the state highway commission to build a $400,000 paved highway through his ranch in San Ma- ',,t«pjcpunty, tii ; "';,:".,<.,'. '.;_,,,,•, ^v~ That Holland A. Vandegrift state director of finance, recommended that the state,buy a site in Ventura county for a new mental hospital at approximately $90,000 higher-than the appraisement of a Los Angeles group of appraisers. That Vandegrlft himself had personally bought a tract of land adjoining the same property. That Rolph frequently "borrowed" employes from the department of public works for his own office, and kept one permanent employe whose salary was paid by public works. That all employes, with the exception of civil service em- ployes, were hired under the' 1 direct dictation of Judge Willlam .A. Smith, the governor's private secretary. Colonel Garrison snld he had received a letter from Judge Smith after the lust primary, suggesting he "contribute" f 100 for campaign purposes. He also said that Earl Lee Kelly suggested he obtain similar contributions from contractors bidding for state business to aid In paying for the campaign, "I wunt to say that I believe it. la bad policy for a director of public works to solicit funda for any purpose whatever," said Garrison, "because It places him under obligation to persons doing business with him." Tells of Hospital Deal Garrison, who was a member of the committee authorized to buy a site for 'the mental hospital In southern California, uald that Vandegrlft was empowered to offer representatives 01' the Lewis ranch site $400,000 for the property. Upon returning from lunch, Garrison said Vandegrlft Informed tho group that tho offer had been refused, and made a motion to pay "a few thou- 1 (Continued on Page Thirteen) Will Rogers Remarks: BEVERLY HILLS, Jan. 10.—To the Editor of The Bafcerafleld Call, fornian: If ten men went on a hunting trip you would soon learn which was the ba»t cook, 'which the surest hunter to bring In the meat. You would find that each excelled in something that was uteful to all. Now nation* are Jutt so many men like these. Each can produce something better and cheaper than the rest. Maybe It's by nature, climate, talent or thrift. If the U. 8., Canada, Argentine and Russia furnished the wheat, a set amount each,- at a set price which le profitable and livable to the producer, cotton and meat-producing countries, the eame way, In exchange for this Germany Is allowed exclutlvenese for the things she excels In. France for her luxuriei, England, Japan and all bf 'em the same. Even every little nation hae something they could make a good living- on If given an exclusive world market at a reasonable price. Why Is It If I raise something and you make something can't we make a tradeT Why do I have to attempt making "at" what, you make, and you have to try to raise what I raise on land that's not suitable? Now don't write any. letters telling me "Your plan won't work." I know It won't, too. It will never be tried, You a«k, "What'e the joke7" We|l here's the Joke. Among the commodities we would prove* we excelled in Is officeholders and politicians. Along with a free- market for .our wheat, meat, cotton and automobiles, we send ''em all the politicians they need, For instance, Ruaeia some eenatore for some Vodka, Little Nicaragua some congressmen,for seme bananas. I tell you the whole fool scheme Is worth tryino, Just for, the pake of this last part, If we oan furnish the'world with *ur "politicians we pan compete with 'sin. Yours, WILL ROGERS. E ISLEFTTO (United Press Leased Wire) NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Jan. JO.— Calvin Coolldge willed everything ho had to his wife, Grace Oinodhue Cool- ldge, It has been revealed. The will, drawn In Washington While Mr. Coolldge was president, probably will be filed for probate In Hampshire County Probate Court, January 17. A petition also will be presented asking the appointment of Mr». Cool- ldge as executor. The estate's value WUH * not disclosed, but friends of the former president believed It to be about $250,000. SLAIN BY OFFICER 8ACRAM13NTO, Jan. 10. (A. P.)— A man Identified by the police as 'William Charles Randall of Denver, was shot and killed by police Officer Darral Lyons early today while act- Ing as a lookout for another man who was attempting to rob a safe. - *»* - ' BORDEN PRESIDENT DIES PIlflDMONT, Calif., Jail. 10, (A. P.) Jjdwurd. S. Bubue, president of the Borden Co,, I/Id., of California, dairy products firm, died at h)s homo hero of a heart attack, Would Sequester Wandering: Youths in Cantonments . (United Press Leased Wire) . • WASHINaTON, J«n. 10.—Sen- •tor C6u»«ni, Republican, Mlohl- g«n, Introduced in the Senate today a bill to place unemployed young men, between-. 17 «nd 24 In army cantonments' where they would receive federal aid for not more than a year. SEEKS TO REDUCE JUDGES MIES Would Make $4000 Maximum; Reimburse Owners of Slain Cattle ' fUnittd Press Leaned Wire) SACRAMENTO, Jan. 10.—Payment of $102,000 to owners of livestock killed (luring a hoof and mouth dls- CR«e epidemic In southern California wns approved by the state Assembly. The money Is to be pnid by the state department of agriculture and a like amount by the federal government. The bill was an emergency measure Introduced by Assemblyman Edward Craig, Brea. A measure fixing the salary of all superior judges of California at $4000 to be paid by the state and which could not allow counties to add any further amount was Introduced by Assemblyman Charles W. Dempster, Los Angeles. A resolution asking Investigation of the privately owned public utilities with a view to fixing rates based upon a return upon actual value of properties and not upon property values 'of previous years, was also introduced by Dempster. Refinancing of Irrigation and rec tarnation districts,by a state bond Issue of $56,000,000 would be provided under a constitutional, amendment submitted to the assembly by Assom blyman C. Ray Robinson, Merced; Walter J. Little, Santa Monica, and J. IS. Frazler, Qrldley, (United Press Leased Wire) MADKRA, Cnllf., Jan. 10.— Kmlly Caton, young Merced girl, told a jury In Superior Court today that Mrs. Margaret Browning, prominent Ma- deru county club woman, perforim'J a criminal operation on her nt tho Browning ranch home Bepteirfber 28. Miss Caton was the first prosecution witness in the trial of Mrs. Browning on charges she performed an Illegal operation on the girl. Mrs. Browning was to be tried 'litter on charges of murder growing nut of the death of Mrs. Helen Ruth Osterganrd, El Cerrlto following an Illegal operation, Otherwise Speedy Action on Geneva Convention Is Requested SPECIAL MESSAGE SENT TO CONGRESS Control of Shipments Would Greatly Help Cause of Peace (Asaociated Preiit Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Jan. N^-Prsal, •™ depit Hoover, in a special message to Congress, 'today, urged* either the speedy ratification of the projected convention to suppress trade In implements of war, or ape- • cial legislation empowering the chief executive to limit or forbid shipment of arms for military purposes. The message, which has been awaiting presidential approval for several weeks, did not mention any specific conflict such as the unofficial Slno-Japanese war or the differences between Paraguay- and Bolivia In the Chaco. The chief executive said, however, that' either ratification of the international convention signed at Geneva In 1026, or the special legislation to forbid arms shipments In cases where co-operation'could be secured with other major arms manufacturing nations, would aid In the "prevention and limitation of war." ',.'•.'-• Recent events, the President said, have emphasized the need for more authority in the control of shipments of arms from the United States for. military purposes. ••' "There can bo no doubt," he said, "that the control of such shipments to areas of prospective and actual International conflict would greatly aid the earnest and unceasing efforts which all nations now make to prevent and lessen the dangers of such conflicts. However, for one nation alone to engage In such prohibitions, while other nations continue to supply arms is a futility. Moreover, It would tend to give advantage to one nation over another,, by Increasing the war potentialities In manufacture and skill of nonco-operatlng nations." The President Indicated he believed It would be "Impossible for the Senate to ratify the International convention suppressing trade In arms, signed nt Geneva, and added that If this wer» the ease "It is urgent that legislation should be passed conferring upon the President authority In his discretion to limit or forbid shipments of arms for military purposes in cases where special undertakings of co-operation* can be secured, with the principal arms manufacturing nations," •-•-» Mother and Four Children Die, Fire (A undated Press Leased Wire) P1BCOS, Texas, Jan. 10.—Mrs. J. L, Pitts and her four children were burned to death when exploding gasoline destroyed their home at Buena Vlwtit, 40 miles southeast of Pecou, last night. The husband and father was not expected to live. TWO INCENDIARY FIRES SAN JOSE, Jan. 10. (A. P.)— Pires, declared by authorities to have been of Incendiary origin, destroyed the plant of Herbert, Inc., fruit packers and damaged that of the Karl Packing Company here early toduy, Loss was $76,000. BROKER. PLEADS QUILTY OAKLAND, Jan. 10. .(U. P.)— R. E. (Rax) Barrora, Oakland broker, today plouded guilty to charges or grand theft und forgery und will appear bo- fore Superior Judge Frank M. OsUen Thursday to b>» sentenced. ADVERTISERS' INDEX • MOCK, MALCOLM. COMPANY CANADAV'B PAVILION. CHICAGO COLLEOE OF BEAUTY COFFEE, HARRY FOX CALIFORNIA FOX THEATER.... GOODNIGHT, OH.. • GRANADA THEATER GUNDLACH SHOE COMPANY HOTEL EL TEJON KIMBALL i. STONE MI8S MARTIN'S SCHOOL OF THE DANCE MONTGOMERY WARD fc COMPANY.... NILE THEATER..... PHILLIPS MUSIC COMPANY ', PRICHARD AUTO SERVICE.... REDLICK'S .,• REX THEATER., .' RIALTO THEATER. 8YSILLE DRESS SHOP UNITED IRON AND METAL COMPANY VAN METER. DR VIRGINIA 'THEATER WEILL. A.. INC WIOKER8HAM 'COMPANY. WITHAM 4 BOOTH -a •i yt,

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