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• •~i^r^'~ • •>', <«•••• t ,./f. t .»,v >\ •".'..^•'H^^ifvf^v w^r^'Y^w 1 ^!;;VM<*>r~.'V7^,''iWf*^ 1 ' ' ' ' , c » THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 1933 ^ 8 Q '•** K S LOCAL AND TELEGRAPH AIM LEGION Asserts Relative Costs of Aid Was Much Higher in Past Years (•Confirmed from Page One) tho Immediate Spanish War cost ran tip the general expenditures, pensions dropped to 28 per cent, sliding slowly down to 23 per cent In 1908, according to legion tabulations. Criticism Unwarranted So Legion spokesmen feel the veterans aro being subjected to some unwarranted criticism for taking advantage of the generosity of Congress to the extent of 20 to 25 per cent of the federal budget. They feel that tho United States Chamber of Commerce and the National Economy League In demanding a cut of 1450,000,000 In veteran costs, have Ignored Inflation of other government costs uiul attempted to heap the burden entirely on the veterans. The Legion has a special committee studying the possibilities of economies though It Is not expected to report for some months. Meantime Legion spokesmen oppose flat horizontal cuts of say 10 per cent. Their reason Is that the man who lost both legs at the front Is deserving of more consideration than the man who never left his Washington boarding house during the war but Is drawing disability allowance anyway because he happened to bo drafted for duty In Washington and maybe last year was In an automobile wreck and broko his arm. Pleads for Wldowe They believe the war widow who lost her husband in the fighting and who may draw only 130 a month with $10 extra for the first child and $fi for each additional child, should not have 10 per cent of that pittance taken from her. Men who are holding lucrative jobs In private life draw from $100 to $300 a month as retirement pension for having served as emergency officers and having been able later to obtain rulings granting them disability rat- Ings of 30 per cent. The average man over 40 probably Is nt least that much disabled, compared with a youth of 20. If tliero uro to bo economies, Legion spokesmen feel they should bo made intelligently and 7iot blindly. Hoover's Moratorium Statement Questioned by Ex-Premier Laval Today Is Happy New Year for Many Millions (Astootatr.d Prent'Leatcd Wire) WASHINGTON, Jan. 14,—It's "Happy New Year!" today for the few who still like to count their holidays by the old Julian calendar. Some European countries were tiling It up until the World War. The Qreek Orthodox church abolished It only In 1932. Julius Caesar started It when he found the calendar wae badly In need of reforming—as some argue Is the cate again today, George Washington was born under It, for Qreat Britain didn't go Georgian until 1752. OF GOLF MATCH Horton Smith, Second; Craig Wood, Third; diet Beer Score Is 304 (Continued From Page One) finished well down on the list with a score of 304. Runyan came In with a great 34, 2 under, on tho homo nine after go- Ing out In par 36. Smith was a bit shaky going home. Ho had a 34 out and 36 In. Their Cards Out—Par . .C43 444 543—36 Runyan .. .633 544 353—36 Smith 042 344 444—34 In—Par .. .435 443 464—36—36—72 Runyan .. .434 433 454—34—36—70—287 Smith 444442545—36—34—70—289 Wood was putting for birdies on (Associated Pren Leated Wire) P ARIS, Jan. ' 14.—Former Premier Laval today said that It' was. "Impossible to believe the declarations attributed to President Hoover" In a dispatch from Washington relating to tho duration of the moratorium on European debts to the United States, The Washington dispatch said that President Hoover had denied Laval's statement that Hoover agreed to extension of the moratorium for the duration of the economic crisis. Does not Elaborate Laval did not elaborate on his brief statement, ns he did not care to enter an International debts debate which might harm the government of Joseph Paul-Boncour. He had defended President Hoover against his critics in an Interview given tho United Press earlier In tho week. It was believed that the present dispute would lead Laval to expose tho French side of the Washington communique on tho Laval-Hoover conversations when the Senate begins debate on war debts. Laval's understanding of the word- Ing of tho communique, "Prolongation of the moratorium after the expiration of the Hoover (one year) moratorium may bo considered for the duration of the economic crisis but within the framework of the Young plan," was that It meant a moratorium on debts owed tho United States as well as on German reparations payments. Laval never Intended to abandon more than 2,000,000,000 francs ($8,000,000) surplus of reparations over the annual French payments to Great Britain and the onttod States. URGES THAT Millions in U. S. Unable to Afford Dentist, Doctor Leateii Wire) . WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—The conclusion that *t l«att one tenth the population of the United States •cannot afford adequate medleal oare and half the population can't afford adequate dental eervlce even In prosperous years was drawn today by Louis Reed In a report for the committee on ooiti' .of medical care, In 1929, Reed reported, the American people spent a total of $3,656,000,000 or $30,08 per capita for medical eare, of which but 92,885,790,000 was paid by the patient*, the rest being provided by tax funds, voluntary contributions and Industry. He 'estimated adequate dental care would eoet $44 per year, per family, which he pronounceed beyond the means of the S3 per cent of the families of the country with Incomes below $2000 a year. Manufacturer Offers Unique Suggestion on Measure for 30-Hour Week (Continued From Paso One) (Continued From Page One) most greens and was only on one of these. down In one He came In SHOTS TAKE EFFECT (Annotated Prcna Leaned Wire) NEW YORK, Jan. 14.— The firing of seven shots one nftcr the other, slowly and deliberately, echoed today around Staton Island ns authorities probed the death of the 25-year-old riding master, Garnet Brothertoii. Brotherton was killed last night In the furnished room he occupied Port Richmond. Staten Island. So deliberate was the firing of tho shots, his Inndlady paid, that before the last one was fired sho already was telephoning police. Kuch shot took effect; four In the head and three In tho riding master's side. Tho landlady told also of seeing a man In the uniform of a coast guardsman flee down the stairs, enter a car that bore a Delaware license plate, and drive away. Harvey Parry, 32-year-old warrant officer In the coast guard, was arrested later at Elizabeth, N. J. He declined to return to Staten Inland for questioning, and Is being held, without charges against htm, to await extradition. with a steady 36 after being out In 37, but It wasn't enough to catch tho fast-moving Runyan, with whom ho e was tied yesterday, or Smith. Dlegel Fourth Others among the first 10 finished as follows: Loo Dlegel, Agua Callente, Mexico, 218-78—296. Olln Dutra, Santa Monica, 222-74— 296. Tony Manero, Greenwich, Conn., 223-73—298. X—Jim Mulholland, Los Angeles, 536-74—310. Del Urlch, Imperial, Calif., 242-74— 316. John Ballente, San Diego, 239-77— 316. Cecil Smith, San Diego, 241-76—317. F.I. EGAN, IN FILES Two Women Given $150,000 by Will (United Pretn Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14.— With Mrs. Myrtle Hobady of Lake Hughes, Calif., n "beloved friend," nnd Mrs. Vona Schonck Gerholt, a daughter, Inheriting equally all but a small portion of the J150, COO estate, the third will of thn late Paul Hchenck, noted attorney, was admitted to probate today by Superior Court Commissioner Florence Ulschoff. Admission of the will followed the falluro of Schcnck's widow, Mrs. fionevleve ifSchenck, to file an objection to probate of tho will. In the document mp attorney Ktatlng ho had not lived with his wife since 1925, left her a share In two pieces of real estate. (United Prets Leaned Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14.— Frank J. Egan, former public defender now serving a life sentence In San Quen- tln for the murder of Mrs. Jessie Scott Hughes, today brought suit, through his attorney, for $12, BOO which he alleges the woman owed him. The action seeks to collect the money from Ambrose Scott, brother of Jlrs. Hughea and executor of her estate. Egan, through Attorney William SlmuRhnessy, charged that Mri. Hughes signed a promissory note for the amount a year before she was murdered. all senators will asreo with me that that condition will continue until It has become manifest that the United States Is trying to keep faith with Itself, Its people, the people of tho world, and especially those of the Philippines, and recognize their right to independence." Blngham Joins Robinson Taking tho "floor as Senator Robinson concluded, Senator Blngham, Republican, Connecticut, observed that tho President has sent a long and forceful message." "As the senator from Arkansas has stated, however," he continued, "there Is nothing new In tho message In the facturer to obtain a fair return and enable the employe to have a fair reward." Knitters earned 13284 a year in 1929 compared with 11343 last year, he told tho committee. Referring to Technocracy's charge that labor saving devices are ' creating unemployment, Halnes said there had been no labor saving machines introduced into the hosiery Industry in 10 years, although operation of some machines had been accelerated. D. C. Henny. Portland, Ore.,' a consulting engineer on the Boulder dam project, advocated the share-work movement as an emergency unemployment relief measure but hoped ^that with shorter hours labor eventually would obtain wages at tho present ,8- hour rate. Labor Bel no Displaced He said machines were becoming more efficient and displacing labor "faster and faster at a geometrical rate." Senator Black, Democrat, Alabama, author of the short work-week bill, said the problem could not be solved UNABLETp AGREE Nine Men and Three Women Discharged; Retrial Is Necessary •' (United Preti Leaied Wire) MADERA, Jan, 14.—Retrial of Mrs. Margaret Browning on charges *she performed an Illegal operation ' was planned today by county authorities ,The jury, nine men and throe women, was discharged last night after more than 30 hours deliberation. Ben Tapltn, Madera, foreman of the jury, said the jury stood 10 to 2 In favor of conviction during the last hours. Mrs. Browning was charged with performing an Illegal operation on Miss Emily Caton of Merced. The case was submitted .to the jury Thursday afternoon following two days of sensational testimony' featured by statements by five young California women that Mrs. Browning performed criminal operations on them at her ranch home near here, The case will be reset for trial at a court hearing January 21. Defense ' counsel announced they Intended to seek to disqualify' Superior Judge Stanley Murray, who presided at the first trial, from hearing the second trial. A murder charge against Mrs. Browning, alleging she was Implicated In the death of Mrs. Helen Ruth Ostergaard of El Cerrito from an illegal operation, also was to be tried later. way of argument fact." Senator Vandenberg, or statemnet of Republican, Michigan, said ho was In agreement with the fundirmental objections expressed In the message. Takes Hoover's Side Vandonberg was tho first, to take tho President's side. "Although I do not concur In every detail with the argument of tho President," he said, "I find myself In complete and emphatic concurrence with his fundamental objections. "Tho problem which ,confronts the Senate Is whether or not this particular formula Is an adequate, decent response to the aspirations of tho Philippines for independence." without earnings increasing of labor the and profit obtained by capital. aggregate decreasing TO MEET TONIGHT TAPT, Jan. 14. — Tuft Kncampment, No. H3, and Ilnkersflelii Encampment, Odd FellowK, will meet In tho Odd Fellows hall In Taft tonight to Install officers. Officers to V>o Installed from Bak- e-.sfloM arc: II. Kennoy, C. and P.; B. Lonncy, H. P.; A. Neville, S. W.; J. Carter, J. W.; H. Large, scribe, and S. Francisco, treasurer. Officers to lie Installed ' by Tnft Lodge are: C. Klrkpatrlck, C. P.; K. C. King, H, P.; J. FrakeH, 8; W.; C. V. SpiuiKl*'. J. W. ; A. Harp, scribe; F. Laudwehr, scribe. CHOIR ELECTS OFFICERS TAPT, Jan. 14.— Members of the First Baptist church choir held an election of officers this week and named Mrs. Alice ShHton as president. Other officers are Mrs. Blanche Freeman, vice-president; Miss Hazel Hlmmerman, secretary-treasurer; Walter Smith, director and Mrs. Grace Davis and Mrs. Mildred Smith, plan- IstB. A social hour was enjoyed at the practice this week. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Crawford, Reverend Jesse L. Smith, Walter Smith, Rudy Krohn, Charles Walker, Miss Hazel Zimmerman, Mesdames Florence Hale, Bess M. Cox, Anna Zimmerman, Alice Mattoon, Grace Davis, J. Shelton, Valerie Bryant, Kmma Lowe, Mildred Smith and Boauford Halo. San Luis Murder Jury Can't Agree (United Pram Leased Wire) SAN LUIS OBISPO, Jan. 14.—Gilbert White, rancher, today faced a possible second murder trial for tho shooting of Thomas Moses, 32, who eloped with White's 14-year-old daughter Audrey. Unnblo to agree, the jury considering White's casfl was dismissed. White trailed the honeymooning couple to Reno, then to Tacoma, Wash., where he forced them to turn back and come hero. As the three drove Into tho ranch yard, it was alleged, White shot Moses. FAMOUS VIOLINIST HURT PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, Jan, 14. (A. P.)—Jan Kubellk, the violinist, received Injuries to the chest and several broken ribs today when his automobile collided with a truck, but he clung to his Stradlvarius, which was not damaged. Kubellk's hands, Insured for 1100,000, were not Injured. I hope we reach social justice," Henny replied, "but this present unemployment makes a condition ruinous for labor and ultimately ruinous for society. The load of getting back must be partly borne by labor and partly by the other side." ELDRIDWTOIL PROMOTER, IS FREE SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14.—A Superior Court jury today acquitted El- drldgo S. Price, Texas oil promoter, on one of six grand theft counts and Isagreed on four others. A sixth ouut had been dismissed by stlpu- atlon. It was undecided whether the state could decide to prosecute htm or try Im again on tho four counts remain- ng unsettled. Price was indicted last February n charges that he bilked Investors f approximately $200,000 In connec- lon with a Texas oH development cheme. The state contended he mls- POLITICIAN HELD AS KILLER BUFFALO, N. Y., .Inn. 14. (A. P.)— Samuel Varlsoo, 32, Republican com- inlt.tepinnn of tho twenty-seventh wiirtl, WUH being held by police early today rhargoil with first degree mur- il^r fiilluwliiK tli" fntitl shooting last night of Angi-lo I'oivllu, 2,",, In a revolver Imttlo. The shooting pomilted from :'.n argument ovur u jiuol gamo 24 hours bi'forc. •*WOMEN HOLD MEETING TAFT, Jon. 14.— Tnft chapter, No. 067, Women of the Moose, met last night In the Legion hall with the president, Mrs. Ella Palmlund, In charge. A letter was read from Mrs. William Costello, who Is In a hospital and Improving. A benefit party will be arranged for her In tho near future. A play was outlined to be presented at the next meeting, members of tho chapter to tuke part. A/tor tho meeting, Mrs. Virginia Wlgtflntnn and Mrs. Alverii McMnhon served refreshment^ Mrs. isilu Palmlund won thp attendance prize. MANCHESTER SHAKEN MANCHESTER, Eng., Jan. 14. (U. P.) — An earth shock of 1 minute duration was felt In Manchester and 8- mllo surrounding territory at 8:30 m. today, rattling windows and terrifying Inhabitants. It wns believed an earth slide In Erwell valley caused tho disturbance. i (Woman Slayer, I i Hired by Wives, ! Is to Be Hanged i' A »*<((•(« (n/ I'rct* I. rated Wire) SZEGEDIN, Hungary, Jan. 14.— Victoria Rleaer, a 50-year-old pennant woman charged by the atato with killing two men, was convicted 'of murder today and sentenced to be hanged. The state charged she was retained by two women to murder their husbands, and that she hanged them to raft' tra In their own barns. The two widows, listed as co- ritfendantH in tho case, were sen* tencrd to terms ranging from 6 years to life, the ,Mnrn (Shelley); SPECIAL MUSIC Cliolr selections ut First 1'resby- terlmi Church Kimiluy morning have | been announced an follows: "Christian, the ,Mnrn Breaks Swnctly O'er Us" and "Llko Silent Springs" Evening solo, snlected, I'atrli'k. organ, "From Clmpfll Walls" (Hofrk); "Offertory" (nattnmn); and "Jubilate Deo" (Silver). Evening, "Stillness of Night" (ChubbV: "Offertory" (Agate); and "Postludo" (Illmmel). MRS. SAYRE IN HOSPITAL CAMBRIDGE, Mans., Jan. 14. (U P.) — Mrs. Francis B. Sayre, dauehte: of Woodrow Wilson, was In Cam bridge Hospital today, where sho wai to bo operated on for appendicitis She was taken to tho hospital las night. Mrs. Sayro Is the wife of Pro fessor Francis* B. Sayre of Harvard. FRIEND OF QREAT MEN DIES SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14. (A. P.)— James Marvin, 91, former clerk of th old Baldwin and Palace hotels, frlom of Mark Twain, President Grant am scores of other notables, died today o a heart attack. He is survived by hi widow and one son. BAY CITY MAN KILLS SELF SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 14. (U. P.)— The body of Walter Anisteln, DO, former president of the Oakland, Antl- och and Sucramento Railroad, was found In his office In tho Hoburd building today. Police said ho apparently had committed suicide. A bul- liH wound In tho head and u pistol alongside tho body supported tho »ul- cldu theory. Allege Smokers Have Scholastic Edge on Others (Attoolated Press Leaied Wire) OMAHA, Jan. 14. — Crelghton Unlvflrtlty students who cmoke had their Inning today when a t*it showed, that as a clan, they' were better •cholastlcally than the nonsmokers. Furthermore, Dr. Thomai L. Houlton, of the Unlvenlty Medical School, upheld the findings. "Moderate (nicking tends to make a «tuO«nt more competed and alda him In application to hl« work and concentration on difficult problem*," ha said. Post-Dates $30 Check for Food; 14 Years, Prison (Aitoeiated Prcta looted Vfirt) FRESNO, Jan. 14.—A MnUnoe of 1 to 14 y««n In tan Quentln prlion WM Imposed / n»r» upon Edward C. Sehuister, dltabltd war veteran, after h» told Superior Judge H. B. Auetln he had pan dated a 130 cheek to buy food for his wife and two children pending the time when he could obtain disability compensation. The district attorney's 'office, however, prtanted evidence Intended to show he litutd worthless checks In Freano and In the San Francisco bay district, Sohutater said he wrote these In anticipation of receipt of money from a mining deal., (Continued From Pago One) ing be taken out of San Francisco courts and transferred to Sacramento, Vanrtegrift said: " "I object to Mr. Downey's attempt to Impeneh the Integrity of the 16 departments of tho San Francisco Superior Court, by suggesting that Interests of the state In the case would be seriously jeopardized should It be tried In Snn Francisco. "Moreover, I think the California Bnr Association and the judicial counsel should take cognizance of his statement," ' Will Be Recalled Vandegrlft will be recalled to the witness stand Tuesday when hearings are resumed, to be questioned concerning millions of dollars of surplus state funds with which -he is alleged to have bought and sold municipal bonds. Although the finance director has full legal authority to do this, Inman has contended .that the manner In which these bond purchases were made constituted speculation. Rolph III on Wednesday On Wednesday or Thursday of next week, ..James Rolph III, son of tho governor, Is expected to take the stand on another phase of the Inquiry. He has been asked to produce records showing the nmount of state business and profits thereon, obtained by the firm of Rolph, Landls & Ellis, of which young Rolph Is a member. It Is expected the witness will voluntarily testify, but It Is believed unlikely he will bring along any of the company's books, holding them to be privileged, property. LIBERTY DEAD IN CUDUECLARES General Menocal Sees Another. Revolution, Unless United States Intervenes (United Pre»» Leaied Wire) MIAMI, Fla., Jan. 14.—Unless Washington Intervenes in Cuba there will be another revolution, General Mario Menocal, exiled chief of tho Cuban opposition, said today. Menocal said the mere threat of Intervention from an official American source would be enough to overthrow the reign of President Gerardo Machado "within, 24 hours." "The United States," he said, "has every right to intervene, since the Platt amendment has been trampled n, and there Is no liberty in Cuba." HAVANA, Jan. 14. (U. P.)—The American embassy today considered he formal protesfof John T. Wllford, American publisher of the "Havana \merlcan News," against Cuban mlll- ary censorship. Tho Havana American News ap- eared Thursday with parts of its tews and editorial pages blocked out iy censor. Fred J. Sullivan, American news ealer, Bald he intended to file a slmi- ar protest. Embassy attaches said' Wllford's protest "will be examined on its nerlts." Secretary of State Dr. Orestes Ferara, former Cuban ambassador to Vashington, sold he would Investigate ensorshlp methods. Meanwhile political unrest caused hreats of violence. epresented facts and sold stock and that was worthless. on ATTORNEY KILLED SAUNAS, Jan. 14. (A. P.)— Charles F. Harding, prominent San Jose attorney, wns killed nnd William H. Johnson, also n lawyer of San Jose, were possibly fatally Injured when their automobile apparently got out of control and overturned seven miles north of here today. " v TWO HELD AS SLAYERS EL CENTRO, Jan. 14. (U. P.) — Two brothers, both in their twenties, vere under arrest today, charged with he murder of Police Officer J. H. Nerlson, shot In a theater holdup in Ylhambra, January 3. - •-•-# FIREMAN INJURED FRESNO, Jan. 14. (U. P.)— O. V. Coger, Freano fireman, wns Injured ast night when he fell through a roof while fighting a fire In a barbershop. Several of his ribs were broken. STATE SENATOR KILLS SELF DES MOINES, Jan. 14. (A. P.)— Senator John H. Judd, 72, of Charlton, oldest Democratic member of the State Senate, died today of what Coroner William Carpenter said was suicide by poison. Mrs. Judd said her husband had been worrying- about financial matters. AUTHOR CALLED BY DEATH PHOENIXVILLE, Pa., Jan. 14. (A. P.)— Mrs. Nellie Urner Walllngton, 87, author of many magazine and newn- paper articles, died in near here, last night. *-•••— Parkerford, ARVIN TREASURY RECEIPTS WASHINGTON, Jnn. 14. (A. P.)— Treasury receipts for January 12 were $4,038,660.17; expenditures, $18,445 &S6 balance, $430,030,293.81. Custom duties for 12 days of January wer $7.730,197.16. POND PLEA FOR; FA11PAYERS' Senator Harrison Declares Mortgage Burden Must Be Lightened (United Prctt Leaicd Wire) '• WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—Legislation to help the farm taxpayer and to lengthen his mortgage burden Is necessary, Senator Harrison, Democrat, Mississippi, told a banking nnd cm- rency subcommittee today. ""We must take up the .matter In a broad way," he said. "In my opinion It ought to be done this session of Congress." Before the full committee are bills sponsored by Senate Democrats to bring federal funds to the nsslMtntioo of farm and home taxpayers nnd to refinance the $9,000,000,000 farm mort- Iftge debt through the Reconstruct!^ Finance Corporation. Today's hearing was on Harrison's bill to permit R. F. C. loans sufficient Lo pay two years' taxes on mortgaged- Homes and farms. The loans woufld be conditioned on an agreement not to foreclose for a like period. Theory of Bill "The theory of the bill," Harrison said, "In to give tho farmer a breath- Ing spell so that he can save his farm through a two years' moratorium." Harrison explained his bill Would be directed particularly at the condition of the farmer, but would also help the email homo owner In the* city. Chairman Stetwer placed In the record a letter from a. R. Cooksey, secretary of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, pointing out the bill would require establishment of a "large* and scattered organization "to handle what may become a tremendous number of local problems of eligibility, security and supervision." Cooperation Expected Harrison said he believed the county and state officials would co-operate, and that he hoped tho corporation would handle tho business through tho Regional Agricultural Credit Corporation at no great added expense. Eric Englund, assistant chief of the bureau of agricultural economics, estimated taxes on mortgaged firrm lands In 1932 approximated $15,000,000. This figure, ho said, did not Include personal taxes. LOMITA YOUTH MUST FACE GRAVE 1AIMS SAN TREATED_UNIUSTLY (Vnitrd Preit Leated Wire) WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—Representative Swing, Republican, California, today complained to the Senate commerce committee that the port of San Diego had been penalized In favor of Los Angeles In connection with shipping rates. Swing supported the Johnson bill to compel the shipping Industry to give to publicly owned terminals the rates charged at the nearest regular port of call. Swing explained that San Diego wns 100 miles 'nearer, southwest cotton- areas than Los Angeles but that vessels charge 12.BO excess for loading cotton at the former port although gypsum la accepted at the base rate. SCIENTIST FALLS DEAD MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 14. (U. P.)—Dr. Arvld Reuterdahl, 57, mathematician and first American scientist to question the Einstein theory of relativity, fell dead today In the Minneapolis loop. He was on a shopping tour with his wife. Death was reported due to heart disease. DEATH FOR TEACHER MARSHALL, 111., Jan. 14. (U. P.)— A Circuit Court Jury today found Hubert C. Moor, high school teacher who shot his wife to death because she left dirty dishes In the sink, guilty of murder and specified the death penalty. (United Pre»» Leaned Wire) LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14.—A sweeping Investigation wan ordered by the sheriff's office today Into charges a 23-year-old Lomtta youth operated a disreputable rendezvous for boys and girls, ranging In age from 12 to 14 years. Deputies raided a house last night and arrested six Wilmington girls and six youths, the eldest of whom Is 24. Officers said tho girls aro all pupils at Phlneas Banning high school. They were turned over to Juvenile Coiyt authorities. Harold Vaughn, arrested as owner of the house, said the juvenile couples had spent many nights at his home but denied Inviting them, officers said. They quoted htm as declaring each of his boy friends would bring liquor and an extra girl for himself. The raid was staged after a mothei* of one of the girls became suspicious of her stories that she was spending her nights "with a girl friend." • « » Cuts Alimony of * Major Nickerson (Astociatcd Preif Leaned Wire) SAN FRANOISCO, Jan. 14.—Superior Judge Thomas Graham today reduced alimony payments by Major Bert E. Nickerson, U. S. A., retired, to his second wife, Grace, living here, from $70 to |50 monthly 'for a period of one year. The reduction was made upon affidavit by Nickerson, who is living In Los Angeles, that his pension had been reduced from $300 to $263, leaving him only $&3 after he paid his first wife $125 alimony. AIIVIN, Jan. 14.—Mr. and Mrs. Frank Qreshum, on route from Long Bench to their home In Plncervllle. Calif., stopped at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Quln Stuart, Monday and Tuos- dny. Those from Arvln attending the Kern County Chamber of Commerce board of directors' meeting: and dinner at Masrunden Tuesday night were E. O. Mitchell, J. L. Krauter, Ned Barlow and \V. R. Nance. The' welfare committee met at the home of Mrs. O. W. Ratllff Tuesday night to discuss future plans. Mr. and Mrs. H. Duncan of Derwln, former owners of the Bear Mountain garage here, recently visited with Mrs. Duncan's mother, Mrs. R. J, Mann of the Uenr Mountain cafe. Hugh Jewett of lialcerofleld has taken over the Angus Crltes ranch for 19S3 and will plant cotton. Doctor and Mrs. Thomas Hill have as their truest Doctor Hill's mother, Mrs. T. L. Hill, of Snntn Ana. Two new houses have mado their appearance In Arvln recently. One Is on the Elmer Houchln ranch and the other on the Keith Mitchell ranch. These houses have been purchased from tho county and moved here from Bakersfleld. William Ray, who ts 111 with pneumonia In Ban Josauln Hospital, Bak- ersfleld, IH Improving. Mrs. Merrill Barlow and son, Merrill, Jr., were dinner guests at the W, P. Nance home on Thursday evening, Mr. and Mm. D. A. Saurn of Mo- Jave visited Mr. Kaum'a mother, Mrs, u. J. Mann, recently. John Krauter has returned from Pasadena, whore he wont to see Mrs. Krauter, who was suveroly Injured when hit by an automob'llo Huver.il POND, Jan. 14.—A. U Cheney ha returned to Lou Angeles after (spending several Uuya at the ranch. Mr. and Mrs. Wyllo Kuncher movci to Oakland tho first of the week. They will bo missed by a host of friends. . , Mr. and Mrs. A. U Joy are spend- ins this week In t«oa Angeles and vicinity. ' Mlsa Anna RutledBO, migratory teacher of Pondham School, was. dismissed this week. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Ladd were business visitors at the county seat Monday. Abe and Eva Coop of Bakersfleld were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Kusoh nnd daughter Edna, at Hank's rice fields. . Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hamlln had as their .Sunday luncheon guest, Mary Donovan of -Bakersf leld. Claud Hamllu drove over from the coast to spend the week-end with his parents, Mr, and Mrs. James Hamlln. Mrs. Hamlln returned with him to visit her daughter, Mrs. Albert Miller, at Plsmo. The P. T. A. met In regular session Tuesday night with a largo attendance. A musical program, Including a kitchen orchestra, was enjoyed. After the program, games and tho old- fashioned dances wero enjoyed'. Mr. and Mrs. Barker have arrived from' Tennessee to spend several weeks with their tion-ln-law Mrs. Claud and Mo- woeka ago. Ing. Ho reports her linprov- daughter, Mr. and Keehan and family. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Reeves and two children and Mr. and Mrs. Claud Dunlap and children, all .of McFarland, wero Sunday guests at the T. O. Hale home. The evening was spent playing cards. Mr. and Mrs. George Banks. Jr., have moved to Olldale. Mr. and Mrs. William Banks have moved to tho George Banks home from "\Vaaco. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. R6ed and family of MoFarlaml (spent Knriday at tho S. L. McCurry home. Mrs. Bam Nnbln and children havo gone to Sucramonto to visit Mrs Noble's mister and family. Mrs. C. C, Casey m taking treatments at Kern General Hospital. WATER CONSUMERS: NOTICE! Water users living in districts given below will be without water from 8 a. m. to 11 a. m. Sunday morning, January 15, due to closing of gate valves while making necessary repairs. The water company suggests that a supply of household water he drawn prior to 8 a. TO. on above date. Districts affected are as follows: North side of Sixteenth street and south side of Truxtun avenue in 1600 block. North side of Trurftun avenue and south side of Seventeenth street in 1500 and 1600 blocks. East and West side of H street in 1600, 1700 and 1800 blocks. North side of Seventeenth street and south side of Eighteenth street in 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100 and 2200 blocks. South side of Seventeenth street in 1900 and 2000 blocks. North side of Sixteenth street and south side of Truxtun avenue in 2000 block. East side of D street and west side of E street in 1600 block. CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE COMPANY. CHAPMAN AND LE BARGE Announce the Installation of a » STANDARD ALL-POINT RECORDED LUBRICATION PLANT Insist upon your car being lubricated by an experienced mechanic —this practice will save money. , Phone 1353 Packard-Graham Garage 1221 Eighteenth Street

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