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VHE BAKERSFIELD GALIFORNIAN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 1933* AND SIX PROMINENT SOVIET OFFICERS ARE Two Ousted From Parly; Others Demoted or Reprimanded (.\Kxnciatrd Press 7>r«s'cif Wire) M OSCOW, Jan. .13.—Six prominent Soviet officials wore served drastic punishment -today by the Communist party's centrnl and cen- tra,! control committees for offensss against the party. Two were ex- It's Tuesday and Not Friday That Is Unlucky Day (Associated Prctf Leaned Wire) NEW YORK, Jan.'13,—Spanish and Latin-American residents InuQh at this theory that Friday the thirteenth Is unlucky. Now If this were Tuesday, the thirteenth I A Spanish proverb warns: "On Tuesday, neither marry nor travel." Tuesday Is poison to the Spanish, and to them Friday Is Just another day. • But 13, that's unlucky In any language. ALLEGED DESPOTISM polled from the party, another removed from the central committee, and the others' reprimanded.! Publication of tho resolutions of 1 the joint session of tho two committees today disclosed :i new "right" opposition within Inner councils of communism. Michael Tomsky, chairman of the state publishing department; Alexl Hykoff, rommlssar of communications, and Vasslll Schmidt, chairman of the state arbitration eummlttee, were placed under "strictest discipline" and warned they were not sufficiently active in tho party's light against anti- Soviet elements. A. P. Smirnoff, vice-commissar for agriculture of the Russian Socialist Federated Republic, by far the largest of the seven republics In the union, was expelled from membership In the central committee. Nlcolal Esmont and P. Tolmacheff, commissars for supply and municipalities, respectively, in the same republic, were expelled from the Communist party. These three were accused of organizing clandestine opposition to tho party and probably lost their government positions, too, though this was not stated FIRE DESTROYS CANNERY SAX PEDRO, Jan. 13. (U. P.)— Fire today virtually destroyed the- Interim - tlonnl Fish Cannery, a Van f'nmp subsidiary, and an adjacent storage warehouse. at the harbor. Damage wns ex- nected 1o be heavv. . (Associated Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.—A resolution charging Cuba h»s been gqverned recently by a reactionary dictatorship "on fear, force and violence" and calling upon tho President to "exert his influence" to create amity between Cuban political faction* has Ime.n Introduced by Representative Fish of-New York. "Freedom of speech, freedom 'of the press and of assembly, and tho right of habeas corpus have been suppressed or have virtually ceased to exist," tho measure said. '.'The United States," It declares, "has the unquestioned right to Intervene In order,to maintain a government In Cuba 'adequate for* tho protection of life, property and Individual liberty' In accordance with tho treaty of Independence containing the Plait amendment." • HAVANA, Jan. 13. (A. P.)—Rlgiil censorship on nil ynlted States ndws- papers and magazines prevented ap- pearanco of reports of the attack yesterday In thg United States Congress on the Havana government. But this • did not prevent news spreading quickly of the resolution charging Cuba has been governed by a dictatorship "of fear, force and violence," Introduced in Congress by Representative Fish- Censorship continued on fubnn publications. COSISJILLIONS Enemies Direct Wnr Against Agriculture Department So-Called Racket By RAYMOND CLAPPER •(Copyright, 1933, by United Prtu) WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. (Friday, P. M. S.).—Critics of what Is sometimes called tho "research racket" center much of their flro on the duplications and countless Investigations In tho department of agriculture which run Into millions of dollars a year. • • Mere listing of all Items would bo Impossible In limited .space. I3vc.il Items on which more than $100,000 was spent last year cannbt all bo listed. In an organization spending $4,000,000,000 a year, a. $100,000 .Item Is small change, though It would take a man .working at $50 a week almost 40 years to eiirn that much. It Is more than tho average man earns In a whole lifetime. Hero Is a skeleton outline of expenses last year within Just one government department, revealing tho number of Investigations and tho duplication of work that goes on among several bureaus, all operating under the secretary of agriculture, and sup posedly consolidated Into one unified working unit of the executive branch. Insect Probe Costly Theso particular figures, show to what an extent federal funds are expended on Investigating Insects. Tho Insects are Investigated by first one branch of tho agriculture department and then another. '.. First, Important expenditures In tho entomology bureau 1 : Fruit and shade.tree Insects, $400,000 Truck and garden'crop Insects, $375,000. Forest Insects,'$199,000. Cereal and forage Insects, $433,000. Cotton Insects, $208,000. Insects affecting man and animals, $140,000. Household and stored products insects, $1J 0,000. (Continued nn I'ngr h'tjtcrn) Many Griefs Irk Farmers R ANSAS. CITY, (United Press Loosed Vi'irc) Mo., Jan. 13.—A The stock and equipment was returned campaign by tho nation's farm Interests to halt'tax sales and rnort-* gage foreclosures appeared to be gaining momentum today. So serl- OUH has the farmer's plight become that many state legislatures planned immediate consideration of, the matter \wlth u view to enacting: relief legislation. From practically all sec-' tlons of tho country have como reports of organization irlcetlngs at which resolutions demanding rel(ef were adopted. At some of tho meetings plans were announced to march on. 'state Legislatures In an effort to draw public attention to the demands. ' March Announced The Fanners' Holiday As.soclatlon of Nebraska county announced a "farm inarch" on tho state Capitol February 15-10 .to seek enactment of legislation for a moratorium on debts and mortgage foreclosures. Association lenders said 15,000 farmers would bo In Lincoln thoso two duys. ' In Iowa more than 1000 farmers met at Lemars and approved a march on tho Legislature. Several acts of physical violence already have occurred .it tax sales, and farm leaders feared more should relief not he afforded. At Lenars a representative of the Now York Life Insurance Company virtually was threatened with lynch- ing'and dragged down the courthouse Suteps for bidding less than the full deficiency on a farm property at a tax sale., In Holdenville, Okju., two deputy Hh'erltfH. were attac-ked and beaten when they attempted-to take livestock from a farmer for payment of delinquent taxes. Farmers Everywhere Angry Farmers at Ellsworth, Kan., lot a foreclosure sale nn a farm proceed only when the mortgage holder agreed to bill tho. full amount of the indebtedness plus the legal costs. Halo of a farmer's stock iind equipment at Doylestown, Pa., to satisfy an $1800 Judgment brought only $1.1S. to the farmer after the sale. Suit has been filed against tho purchaser, a farmers' protective association, charging "unfair and Irregular" tactics. In N,odaway county, Missouri, a group of farmers bid In livestock for $34,90, a price well under the value of the animals, and returned tho stock to tho owner. Congressman-olept Ernest \V. Mar- la'nd of Oklahoma, former oil magnate, Is one of .the leading advocates) In tho southwest of a moratorium on farm mortgage foreclosures and tax sales. In an Interview %ylth the- United Press, Marland termed such.actlon an "urgent stop In government." He warned revision of money lending practices must como to save the nation from dire consequences. I.G. OF INVENTOR, DEAD SAN DIEGO, Jan. 13.—William O Morse, son of the Inventor of the telegraph, one-time governor of tho Lambs Club In New York and friend of many great men of the old west and the legitimate stage, died here Thursday a the age of 79. Last May, Mr. Morse participated In the national broadcasts which marked tho one hundredth anniversary of the discovery of telegraph. In October ho received a message sent around the. world to establish a new record In communication. Surviving Mr. Morse are a daughter Miss Leila Livingston Morse of Monterey, Mass., and a sister, Mrs. LeIU Morse Rummel of Paris.. His daughtei was with him at the time of his death Funeral arrangements have not been completed but the body will be cremated and ashes taken east for inter ment In Greenwood cemetery, Brook lyii. X. Y. SENATE INCLUDES Wl IN BILL Upper House Rewrites Beer Measure to Embrace Oilier Liquors (Continued From Page One) alnly the beer Industry .would then oppose repeal of the Eighteenth amendment." WET REPUBLICANS ARE AGAINST BLAINE BILL WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. (U. P.)— The House Ilepubllcan antl-prohlbltion bloc today condemned the Blalne Senate resolution for repeal of the Klght- eenth amendment and Indicated members of the bloc would vote .against It If presented In the House ut the present session, The group acted at a special meeting call«d by Its chairman, Representative Beck, Rep,, Pa., to determine what attitude H should take toward the Blalne resolution. •Following the meeting Beck Issued a statement saying, "The Republican wet group believes that any repealing amendment should fully vindicate tho principle of local self-government and should not continue any police power In tho federal government to regulate or prohibit the methods of retailed distribution of Intoxicating liquors," The statement said the Blalne measure retained federal police power In both wet and dry states and would "perpetuate the evils of tho present prohibition system." It was, explained that this statement was merely a consensus of opinion of the group and did not prevent any single member from deciding how he would cast his own vote. Speaker Garner has previously Indicated the opposition of Democratic House leaders to the Blalne amendment In its present form. JURY DEADLOCKED SAN LUIS OB1SPO, Jan. 13. (U. P.) A jury trying Gilbert White, Adelnlda rancher, for the murder of Thomas Mo.ses, 32, for eloping to reno will his 14-yenr-old daughter, Audrey was deadlocked today. miwor Four Lose Lives and 28 Injured in Train Crash ki moKinp overtime ence a 'TT7HENI work hard, I usually smoke * V more; and when I smoke more, I usually work harder*—and that's why I want a cigarette that's milder. We use in Chesterfield Cigarettes mild, ripe Domestic and Turkish tobaccos which have been aged and re-aged. These good tobaccos in Chesterfield are used in the right proportions—that's a very important matter. These good tobaccos in Chesterfield are blended and cross-blended—welded together; that, too, helps to make a milder cigarette with better taste. 4 (United Press Leased Wire) KNOWVILLE, Iowa, Jan. 13.— Two passenger trains collided headon 'and burst Into searing flames on a trestle near here Ust night. Four persons were killed and 28 Injured. The Chicago, Burlington A. Qulncy passenger train, No. 28 pulled out of Des Molnes for Ottumwa at the same time Oas- electrlc train No. 179 was going to Des Molnes from Peorla, The gas-electric train's engineer sat like a trolley car motorman at the front of the oar. When the steam locomotive's tons of steel crashed the lighter gas-electric car, Engineer J; L. Warren, 59, of Ottumwa, was killed. H. Q. Hallberg, brakeman, also died, as did J. A. Baker, 51, .Ottumwa, con. ductor. Charles D. Hayes, 65, engineer of the steam train, was pinned between the locomotive and tender, and perished. OF ROLPH (Continued From Page One) agree to repay tho loan to the state. Tho resolution already had tho approval of tho Senate. SON OF ROLPH TO BE QUIZZED SACRAMENTO, Jan. 13. (U. P.)— THEY'RE MILDER-THEY TASTE BETTER 19)}. LIGCITT & MYFRS TOBACCO Co Still pointing Its inquiry at Governor James Rolph, Jr., the Senate Investigation committee today laid plans to question the governor's son, James Rolph III, at Its session next AYednes- day. Under threat of a subpoena, tho committee demanded tho presence of young Rolph, In an attempt to connect the Rolph family with an effort to monopolize Insurance and surety bond business of the state. This angle of the Inquiry was announced by Senator J. M. Inman of Sacramento, chairman of tho committee, at the close of a lengthy Interrogation of Holland A. VandeRvlft, state director of finance, concerning the lease of n building In San Francisco for office purposes. Vandegrlft Belligerent Vandegrlft, who proved to be the fieriest witness of tho hearing, matched wits with Sheridan Downey,' attorney for the commtltee, and produced by far the most entertaining session to date, and also played to the largest audience. In his letter to James Rolph III, Inman asked the governor's son to bring records of tho firm of Rolph, Landls and Ellis, of which ho Is a member, showing all Insurance policies and bonds written for contractors for state public works, for state offl- clnls and employes, public utility corporations, banks, Insurance companies, or building and loan associations, the state, or any of Its subdivisions. • The letter also demanded that Rolph bring records showing who are owners of the firm,-salaries, bonuses and commissions paid during 1931 and 1032, and a statement of all profits and-dividends during that time and] to whom paid. ] Capitol observers recalled a similar Investigation of an alleged "c-ement trust',' In California by a committee headed by luman In 1923.- when nn almost Identical Demand was made of the officials of all major cement companies. They flatly refused to produce such records, holding the Senate committe was not a court, and was without authority to make such a demand. Threats of holding the witnesses In "contempt of the Senate" were.made but the records were never produced. Vandegrlft on Stand In his lengthy questioning of Vnn- dcgrllt, Attorney Downey elicited the following Information: That Vmidegrlft did not know who real owners of tho building leased for the state in San Francisco, and didn't GREAT FORTUNE Will Claim Only Small Sum for Herself and * New^Born Baby (Associated Press Leased Wire) * W ILMINGTON, Del,, Jan. 13—Alfred Holinah, father of Llbby Holman Reynolds, In a statement today said his 'daughter Is willing to relinquish except for a comparatively modest sum her right to a part of Smith Reynolds' estate. Holman, who is at the daughter's temporary homo near here, Issued tWj following statement: "To the press of the country: "Slnco you feel obligated to print something about $20,000,000 said to be the size of the deceased Smlfh Reynolds' (my daughter's lato husband), patrimony, you may as well print tho following: 'Mrs. Reynolds has offered to relinquish her child's right to tho In- herltan^e as far as she legally Is able, and her own share as widow, save a comparatively moderately modest sum In each .case (and these because she Is now deprived of her earning power), hoping the remainder may be* devoted to public uses through an endowment established In her late husband's and his father's memory. "It Is believed that tho others, interested will subscribe to such a program. ' "It only remains to ho suggested that while charity Is ix poor substitute for Justice, since there Is social Injustice In our communal organization, subscriber cannot but rejoice, as do Mrs. Reynolds' devoted mother and her fond sister and.brother, that she has availed herself of the great privilege of trying to help her fellow, trapped In a labyrinth of economic disorder, feeble though that hell}, by and large, must be seen to be. "Feelingly, "Alfred Holman, "Cincinnati, O., . •' "Owls Nest Road, Wilmington, Del., 1-13-33. ADDED ATTRACTION FOR FOX SATURDAY As an added attraction at the Fox theater Saturday, Joe Campl, noted escape artist who worked with the famous Houdini during his lifetime, will do his stuff. At 2 o'clock, Campi will make an upside down escape from a straightjacket while i suspended by his heels from* the to\ver of the theater. This exhibition Is free. He guarantees to break Houdlnl'S record doing it. Tho performance will be repeated again at 7 In the evening. Campl will also appear ut all performances on the Fox stage, Saturday, doing many more escapes. Cum.- pl's performance Is In conjunction with the famous comedy of crime. "The Penguin Pool Murder," starring lidna May Oliver. care who they were. That he did not know that Harry Burke, asserted "dummy owner," was an employe of Thomas Magee ft Sons, and was paid $50 for tho use of his name. yhat Moulton & Company, with which John P. Symes IK employed, financed the building, and that Symcs Is a son-ln-lnw of Governor Rolph. That Vandegrlft had never heard that "Harry Magee received a commission of $500 a month and Symes $10,000 a year" as their commissions during the life of tho contract. Toward the close of the hearing, the hint was dropped by Senator W. P. Rich of Marysvlllo that tho Senate might be called upon to break the contract, if It was true that'tho same type of building could be erected for nn annual rental of $27,500 Instead of fGL',500 as provided under the lease. May Block Contract "Well the Legislature could block the contract by refusing to vote money for Its rental for the state compensation Insurance fund, couldn't It?" Rleh asked. Vandogrlft replied ho didn't know. Senator Herbert C. Jones, San Jose, disclosed the committee had been ad| vised by the attorney-general .that if i the Legislature refused to appropriate i funds, the- owner would be utterly without recourse. i Attorney Downey recommended to i tlm committee that steps be, taken to I prevent trial of the fraud case In connection with the building, to start in Sun Francisco February j8. Downey recommended u new suit bo entered In Sacramento while the Legislature 16 in session. PLAN MEMORIAL TO • STEPHEN C. FOSTER (Associated Press Leaned Wire)- • . CINCINNATI, Jan. 13.—Claiming the lata Stephen Collins Foster, famous song writer, ns "one of their own," America's hoboes announced plans today to erect a memorial In hip memory. Today was tho sixty-ninth anniversary of Foster's death. "Foster was :i typical 'Bo'," said Jeff Davis, who is "King of Hoboes" by virtue of his office as president of, the International Itinerant Workers' Union. The memorial, a bronzo t:iblet, will be placed on one nf the walls of tho Bowery house In New York where Foster roomed and where he died in 1SG4. Writer of many of tho world's best- loved songs, Foster drifted from city to city—Plttshurg, Cincinnati, Xew York—struggling against poverty and meanwhile writing "Hid Dog Tray," Old Folks at Home," "Xcllle Gray,". "Suwnnee River," and other songs— 125 or more. He was found dead In his rooms at the age of 118. Pope Pius Leaves Vatican on Sunday VATICAN 1'ITV, Jan. I:;.— J'opo Plus XI will leave tho Vatican during the Holy Year beginning next Palm Sunday on the occasion of the procession to the Basilica of at. John Lutoran, It was announced today. The pope will leave the Vatican ahead of tho profession and will await tho procession at tho Ila.sllica. He will- addrusH tho crowd from the TWO INJURED, WRECK •CILADKWATEH, Texas, Jan. 13. (U. I'.)— Two persons were Injured seriously and between 1'5 and 30 others wore briii.sed- when tho Tuxan, westbound TttxiiH &• 1'aclflc I'lnllroud pas- xpii|{'>i* train from .St. Ijouls, WUH tli-- riillt-d two miles west of here before daw ii today. J. NOTED ATTORNEY, (Asandalt'd I'resn Leaned-M'irc) t LOS ANfilSLKS, Jan. 13.—William .7. Hunsaker, 77, one of California's leading attorneys, a former president of the California Bar As.soclatlon and at one tlmn district ntlorney for SaiY ego county, died early this morning from u heart attack which ciimo as ho was recovering from Influenza. A formor president of tho LOH Anr gcles Uar Association and also of tho California Br.r Association, Mr-, Hunsuker served the local association as chairman of Its committee on Ju-i dk'iul candidates and 'campaigns. The attorney Is survived by a son, Daniel M. Hunsuker, and two daugh-r tern, Mrs. Mury M. Hrlll and Mrs. RoHfi Stnehlnr. * QUICK RELIEF FROM COLDS Mistbl FfoRNOSE AND THROAT Essence of Mistol '. ON HANDKtRCHItf- • ..AND PILLOW

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