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Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, January 17, 1933
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^^ !\'* ' Vi| '« '•-"''!''* 'V* 1 ' - ! , 1> ' : •'' '"'•' ' - THE BAKERSP1ELD GAL1FORNIAN, TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1933 Effective Attacks Break Up Chinese Concentration in ^' r JeholZone (Continued From Page Two) hoi to the state of Manchukuo, set up lii Manchuria by the Japanese. This evening the war office Issued a statement, declaring alarmist reports to the effect that China,Is preparing for a large scale war against Japan were Chinese propaganda in- teftdiad to 'frighten western powers Into the belief that a world war will result It nothing Is done to prevent a Sino-Japanese conflagration. The statement warned the Chinese thn,t such propagandist activities -are like playing with loaded guns,'and might actually produce a war, In •which case the full responsibility would be that of China. JAPANESE MINISTRY PACES INTERNAL FOES TOK1O, Jan. 17. (U. P.)—The fat* of Japan's national government, confronting a crisis in the Manchurlan dlejpute with China both on battle fields along the great .wall and In diplomatic negotiations at Geneva, appeared uncertain today as members of the Imperial Diet gathered here to re- Bume sessions Saturday. The attitude of the Selyukal party, holding the strongest representation In the Lower House, continued ambiguous toward the government of venerable, white-haired Admiral Viscount Salto. Dr. Klsaburo Suzuki, leader of the Selyukal, Is one of the strongest political figures In the empire. The Mlnselto party, headed by Baron Rel- Jiro Wakasukl, Ltncolnesque former premier, appeared less doubtful, as Baron Wakasukl has Indicated the belief that the present regime should continue. ACTION DELAYED ON PROPOSEHfAGE CUT {Continued From Papa Sine) current fiscal year. Councllmen Martin and F. S. Benson reported they hacl never voted In favor of such an agreement. Calls for Minutes T» clarify the situation, Mayor Headen ordered City Clerk Vunce Van Riper to read the minutes of the council meeting of May 30, 1932. One Item of the minutes stated: "Upon a motion by Benson and seconded by Johnson the city attorney Was instructed to prepare an ordinance providing for deduction from city employe salaries In accordance REPRESteNTATIVE RIDES DONKEY TO LEGISLATURE The depression failed to keep C. (Nifty) Oarrett, state senator from Sumner, Wash., from reporting at the opening of the twenty-third biennial session of the state Legislature In Olympla. Ha rode a donkey, and was accompanied by • two.piece "represhun band." Qarrett rede the animal Into the legislative building. IN GORY BATTLE Slays Two, Wounds' Six and Is Himself Slain in Burning Home (Continued From Page Two) and opened fire. Lantare answered with sniper's bullets that cut down half a dozen beselgers and stopped the officers each time they attempted to attack. Gas Bombs Employed Gas bombs were tossed at the house, but the madman's cunning rendered them ineffective. Lantare had broken every window In the house so that the gas fumes were quickly blown away and did not bother him. Finally an armored bank truck was brought up from Hammond, Ind. The with petition filed with the council I car was equipped with two machine on this date.' The petition referred to was' that of the city employes. It carried the agreement of the employes that they would refund 10 per cent .of their pay with the stipulation, "in consideration of our salaries not being reduced by ordinance or otherwise during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1933." All Voted "Yes" The council records show that every member of the council voted to accept the wage cut and the "gentlemen's agreement" not to reduce wages further. City Attorney Walter Osborn, when queried on the subject, opined the agreement "would not hold water in court." Mayor Headen and Councilman Fred S. Boden said, "We'll stick guns which were loosed on the bullet Kicked house. - Under cover of the diversion other deputies set fire to the louse with oil soaked torches. to our word." said nothing. The other eouncilmen James I. Kimbriel Services Are Held Funeral services were conducted today at the Fllcklnger chapel for James I. Kimbriel, 61, well-known rancher of the Shafter district, who dropped dead Sunday at his home. Coroner N. C. Houze conducted an inquest today and the jury returned. a verdict of death by heart failure. Following the funeral rites, which were attended by several score of former friends froni Shafter, the body of the Kern rancher was Interred in Union cemetery. Machine Shop Class 'Will Be Continued Machine shop classes formerly conducted as a part of the Bakersffeld Evening School program by M. I. Perkins are to be continued under the direction of Dean Smith, it was announced today by G. W. Garrard, principal. The course is conducted on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings in the Manual Arts building of the local high school plant. Approve Probe of • Treasury Refunds (Asnociated Press Leased Wire) • WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.— Special congressional Investigation of all treasury tax refunds and credits of more than $20,000 was approved today by the House. THREE PERISH IN FIRE BVANSVILLE, Ind., Jan. 17. (U. P.) Three persons — a '57-year-old grandmother, one of her, sons and a grand son — perished today and a second son was gravely injured when fire destroyed tho' interior of their home. The. grandmother, Mrs. Mario Lowe, escaped, but run back Into the building to save others and was trapped. GLASS WOULD REFUSE POST WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. (A. P.)— Senator Carter Glass of Virginia, who has been mentioned as possible secretary of tho treasury in the Roo.sovelt cabinet, told the Senate today he could not be Induced to take again the of- flco which he held under President Wilson. *-«-* - FRESNAN FREED OF MURDER FRESNO, Jan. 17, (U, P.)— Charles •Rlloy "Hoffman, 70-year-old Fresno ' cripple, was free of murder charges today but faced a^ prison sentence on a charge of being a former convict In _ possession of a firearm. ' He was found not guilty on a charge of murdering Joe Burnell, a Lempore Indian. - *•** NAVAL AIRMAN KILLED NEW YORK, Jan, 17. (A. P.)— Lieutenant Francis Conwuy, 35, of Seattle commander of the Unltud Sfcitos nuva aviation reserve, buso at Floyd Bennett Field, waa killed today In un air piano crash, GEN.HBERCO. PROFIUI.075,546 (Associated Press Leased Wire) AKRON, Ohio, Jan. 17.—An operat- ng profit of $1,075,546.89 after depreciation and Interest was reported to stockholders of tho General Tire and Rubber Company today by President William O'Neil. This figure, he said, was more than !our times the comparable 1931 operating profit of $262,503.77. The net profit for -1932, however, was cut to $202,353.79 by reduction of :he company's inventory and commitments in raw materials to market prices at the end of the year. Tho stockholders re-elected all directors, who In turn renamed all officers. K. of C. to Motor to West Side Meet Members of Bakersfleld Council of Knights of Columbus will Journey to Taft this evening to attend a valley mooting. Delegates are expected from all the valley points and the Vtsalla council will preside at the session. • Joseph Fitzgerald, district deputy, will make a report on the membership campaign now in progress. Members will meet at the Knights of Columbus hall at 6:46 o'clock this evening to leave In a motor caravan for the West Side. URGE IRRIGATION Members of the farm adviser's office here are advocating winter irrl gallon as a means of economic efficiency for several crops. Winter irrigation conserves water used for summer Irrigation as the soil becomes fairly well supplied. Samuel Insull Would Become Greek Citizen -o (Associated Press Leaned Wire) ATHENS, Jan. 17.—Samuel Insull, whose American passport was annulled by the United State* government, has applied for Greek citizenship. This slow process, however, usually requires three years' residence to complete. Insull has been here since October 8 when he fled from France and Italy just before attempts to arrest him In those countries at the request of the United States. A Greek court refused on December 28 to order his extradition to face larceny and embezzlement charges In Chicago In connection with the failure of his huge utility Interests. PAYING INTEREST DISTRESSES U.S. Government Debt Devouring Large Share of Money Paicfby Taxpayers PHILIPPINES FREE; (Continued From Page One) nation at this time Into "economic and social chaos." He said that Independence now would defeat the Ideals of liberty because it would "project more chaos into a world already sorely beset by Instability." The President warned that this country, by giving Independence at this time, faced "the . likelihood of having to employ military measures to maintain order, a degenerating 89- clnl and economic situation, or alternatively to expend large sums from our taxpayers In supporting a constantly enfeebled government." Supporting the President's contentions were reports to Jilm from the secretaries of state, war, commerce and agriculture. Shortrldge, Johnson Vote Senators Shortrldge and Johnson of California both voted to override President Hoover's veto of the Philippine independence bill. The vote was five more than the required two-thirds of the 92 members casting ballots. Forty-five Democrats voted with 20 Republicans and the lone Farmer-La- borlte, Sh Instead of Minnesota, to override the President's veto and make the bill a law. Calif ornia Girl to Explore Greenland (United Press Leased Wire) COPENHAGEN, Jan. 17.— Miss Louise A. Boyd, California heiress and Arctic explorer, applied to the foreign office today for permission to take an expedition into East Greenland this summer. It was believed that authorization would be granted, although The Hague Court is considering whether Norway or Denmark has jurisdiction over East Greenland. Miss Boyd'a arctic records include going further north than any other white woman, and killing seven ice bears in one day. She has been entertained and decorated by the, rulers of Denmark and Norway and in 1928 joined the search for Raold Amundsen. (Continued From Page One) LEADER TTODEATH Mystery Attaches to Murder of Bradway Brown at Palmyra, N. Y. (Associated Prett Leased Wire) PALMYRA, Jan. 17.—Baffled in their quest for a motive In the mysterious shooting of Bradway Brown, 28-year-old social reglstorite, police pressed their search today for two men Keen leaving the victim's homo. Brown, a witness In the Wilson-Rob-, erts murder and suicide case In 1929 nnd treasurer of a Philadelphia Printing Company, was found dead In the toy-Uttered living room of his homo last night. Wife Not at Home At the time, his wife was visiting her parents In Beaver, Pa., where her mother, Mrs, 13. 8. H. McCaulcy, who was Pennsylvania state secretary of welfare in the cabinet of former Governor John S. Fisher, has been ill. Police hoped that Mrs. Brown might be able to throw some light on the tragedy; Police, summoned by an anonymous telephone message, found Brown's body with two bullet wounds. One of these apparently had been fired from behind, Investigators said, and Indicated he had been slain. Ho woro an overcoat but no hat. A pistol, Its barrel smeared with mud, was found at his side. Investigation revealed ho had not been robbed. Kills Parker, noted chief of Burlington county detectives, said from what he had observed, the case looked like a suicide. Murder, Says Physician Dr. Dean Lefavor, Palmyra physl clan who examined the body, said: "This Is a case of murder. Though the wound In the right breast could have been self-inflicted, It would have been Impossible for Brown to have sent a bullet on such a course as taken by the other." Police expressed the opinion that Brown might have been slain outside and carried Into the living room, for footprints found outside indicated, they said, a struggle had occurred. Brown's car, with the Ifghts on and Its motor still warm, was In the garage. ATS.F. RENEWS SLUMP tandard, Shell Oils, Pacific Telephone Among Issues > Suffering Decline (Associated Press Leased Win) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17.—The Lock market continued to decline to- ay. The "big board" hnd a few alns, the largest of •which was a rise % point by Pacific Telephone pre- erred. United Aircraft, Pacific Llght- ng and Calamba Sugar were up lightly. Greatest volume In selling centered n Standard Oil, which yleldeoVonly %. ?aolfio Telephone oommotn had the eavlest loss, down V4. Coast Coun- les Gas 6s lost 1, Southern Pacific V4 nd In the financial group California ilfe Voting Pool receded 1, Fireman's 'und and Bank of California % each nd Transamerlca H. On the curb Western Pacific pre- erred and 'American Telephone were p tt each, Pacific -Western Oil 46c nd Shasta Water U. Coen Companes "A" lost a third of its last price, olng to I2.GO, down $1.25. General Motors lost V4 and Idaho Minos, Klel- >er Motors, Edison 6Hs and 6s, and outhern California Gas 6V4B lost frao- lons. sum. One of the best ways to visualize It Is to consider It the equivalent of $20 for each minute since the birth of Christ. It Is twice the amount of the war debts, Cost of Debt The cost of carrying this debt Is one of the obstacles to large-scale economics. Out of every $100 paid out by the government— $19.20 goes toward paying Interest. $14.15 goes toward reducing the debt. $27.60 goes t ward a pensions, etc. $15.53 goes toward national defense. The remaining $23.81 covers all other operating expenses of the federal government. Receipts declined 49.7 per cent between 1930 and 1932. Expenses Increased 19 per cent in 1932 over the previous year. Since 2929 they have Increased 30 per cent. Dealers Report on Gas Rate Reduction A reduction of 1 cent In the price of the gallon of first and second- grade gasolines, reported today from southern California, had not affected Bakersfield or Kern dealers at a late hour nnd officials of leading concerns did not anticipate an immediate reduction here. Several days ago, however, In company with other firms throughout southern California, retailers In Kern county reduced the price of the third- structure motor fuel from 14V4 cents to 13V4 cents the gallon. The reduction move In southern California, It was announced, was forced by "bootleg" competition. Lindsay to Discuss Farm Stabilization The Clair plan of farm stabilization and the value of the farm extension service 'in California will bo discussed by M. A. Lindsay, Kern farm adviser, when he Is a guest and speaker at Wednesday's luncheon of Lions Club In Hotel El Tejon. A musical program also Is being arranged by the club's entertainment committee. President William E. Patrick will preslQent. CARD OF THANKS I wish to express my sincere appreciation for the many acts of kindness and the words of sympathy accorded me during my recent bereavement, the death of my uncle, Edward Bishop. Particularly do I wish to thank members of the Bakersfleld Lodge, No. 266, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. (Signed) MARGARET BISHOP. Kelvinator Profit for Year, $102,701 DETROIT, Jan. 17.—A net profit of 102,701.15 for the year ended Sep- ember 80, 1932, after all charges, 1s hown by the annual statement of the <elvlnator Corporation. The repor was submitted at the annual meeting of stockholders held yesterday, by George W. Mason, president. TREASURY RECEIPTS WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. (A. P.)— Treasury receipts for January 14 were 12,663,886.56; expenditures, $10,329,01.42) balance, $414,964,775.44. Cus- oms duties for 14 days of January were $9,063,913.87. \ ASKS »J55,163 (Continued From Page One) FLORADORA GIRLS TRY LOOKING OLD-FASHIONED Advice'of oldtlmers will have to be sought In determining whether this bevy of chorus girls resembles the type that was popular In the gay nineties. These modern high kickers donned somewhat old-fashioned costumes for • motion picture depleting • love In the Floradora days. • • ' under the governor's control, totaled $67,328,328.34, a decrease of 5.69 per cent. The education budget totaled $84,324,659.13, a decrease of 3.40 per cent, while highways totaled $107,002,176, a decrease of 14.03 per cent. The Impending deficit in the genera fund, Rolph explained, would have been $13,000,000, if economies had not been Introduced to produce savings of $4,000,000 over tho present budget Can Avert Deficit The deficit, now estimated a $9,500,000, can be averted, ho said, 1 the Legislature will: ,. Reimburse the- general fund fo: highway bond Interest and redemption $8,779) 750; abolish emergency perma nent Improvement act of 1929, to car for replacement of property destroyed by "acts of God," $53,216; repoal ap proprlatlon for San Francisco live stock pavilion, not matched as required by the act, $250,000; return loan to California toll bridge authority, $50, 000; return unspent balance of appro priatlon for Santa Ana flood control $150,000. "If the Legislature does not ap prove these reductions or eliminations or'their equivalent as urgency meas ures, then It must approve during thi first half of this session provisions for additional taxes," said Rolph. SALES TAX WOULD NET $50,000,000 SACRAMENTO, Jan. 17. (U. P.)— The California State Legislature could raise approximately $50,000,000 a blen- nlum by adopting n sales tux, Governor Rolph said in his budget message today. Suggested sources and revenues were: Tobacco Cigarettes, 3 cents per 20, $8,000,000 other tobacco products, 10 per cent $3,5S«,000; retail dealers' license, $5 to $10, $550,000; total, $12,130,000. Beverages, Confectionery Malt syrup, extracts, wort arid carbonic gas, 5 cents pound, $550,000 fountain syrups, 78 cents per gallon $1,400,000; bottled drinks, 1 cent per half pint, $2,100,000;' soft drinks a fountains (excluding Ice cream), 1 can each 5 cents, $5,090,000; confectionery 10 per cent, $2,890,000; chewing gum 20 per cent, $1,226,000; total, $13, 255,000. Business Documents, Etc. Slock transfer stamp, 2 cents pe $100 par value, $450,000; tax on bom transfers, 3 cents per $100 par value $90,000; tax on original issues, stocks bonds, certificates of indebtedness, cents per $100 pur value, $338,000; doc umentary stamp taxes, notes, convey ances, other documents, sundry, $720, 000; stamp tax on playing cards, 1 cents per puck, $270,000; total, $1, 868,000. Luxuries Cosmetics (exclusive of dentifrice and talcums) and patent mudlclnes 20 per cent, $5,971,000; jewelry, C pe cent, $1,440,000; sporting goods an furs, 10 per cent, $1,160,000; muslca Instruments, 5 per cent, $3,000,000 radio sots and parts, 5 per cent, $2, 000,000; cameras, 10 per cent, $315,000 motion pli-turo films and photograph! supplies, 5 per cent, $748,000; total $12,002,000. Taxes on Amusements Admissions tax, movies, theatrlcu entertainments, etc., 1 cent each 1 cents, $5,350,000: tax on Initiation fue and dues, social, athletic or sportln clubs, exempt If not over $10, 10 pe cent, $1,275,000; gross receipts tax athletic exhibitions, racing, rodeos circuses, etc., exempting school ath letlcs, 10 per cent, $255,000; prlvlleg tax, highway advertising signs, cents per square foot, $340,000; lota $7,220,000. t Bear tax (If legalised by Congress) $5,000,000. . 4 « » RITES NOT SET Funeral arrangements for Vlnoen Almundor, 88, one-time employe the California theater, native of th Philippine Islands, resident of Ker county for 16 years, graduate of th Kern County Union High School an member of the Fluredale Lodge Ni 80, Freo and Accepted Miisonn, .wh died Sunday lit u Kuril sunatorlun have not boon completed, attaches the Uoughty-Culhoun-O'Mearu chap today. STOCKS S. F. Stocks (Associated Press Leased Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17.— Stock—, Bid j Alaska Juneau 11% Byron Jackson 1$, "•allfornla Packing t 9 Caterpillar Tructor "" Consd. Chem. "A" "rown el. com. vtc rown Zel. pref. "A" rown Zel. prof. "B" fireman's Fund Ins L. A. Ci. & E. pfd klagnavox tlagnln com " rth American B O. & E. com 29 P. G. & E. 6%% 1st pfd.. 22% Pacific Light, com 42 Pac. Light. $6 dlv. pfd.,.. 92% Pac. Pub. Svc. 1st pfd 4$ Pacific Tel. & Tel, com 79 Pacific Tol. & Tel. pfd 109 Parnfflne com 9 rtlchfleld com % Shell Union com 4% Southern Pacific 17»4 Standard OH of Calif 24% Tidewater pfd 41 Transamerlca 5% Western Pipe com 7 L. A. Stocks (United Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17.— Industrials Stock— Bid Aske Byron Jackson ....... i ..... 1 2 Claude Noon Electric ...... 6 7 Douglas Aircraft ........... 11% 12 % Emsco Derrick com ........ 3 4 Globe G. & M. com ........ 6 12 loodyear T. & R. pfd ...... 30 83 Taylor Milling ............. 4% Van de Kanip .............. 6 9V Western Pipe & Steel ..... 7 Banks Citizens Nat. Bank ........ 37 Sec. First Nat. Bank ...... 43 43} Miscellaneous L. A. Investment Co ....... 1 Pacific Finance Co ......... 0% Pacific Mutual Life ........ 28 Transamerlca .............. 5 AVestern Air F.xpress ...... 14 Public Utilities L. A. G. & El. pfd ......... 05% P. G. & K. coin ............ 2!l P. G. & K. 1st pfd ......... 25V(i Pacific Lighting com ...... 41% S. Jou. L. & P. 6% pfd ..... 80 So. Calif. Kdlson com ...... 27Vi So. Calif. Edison 7% pfd... 26% So. Calif. Edison 6% pfd... 24% So. Calif. Edison 6Vi% pfd. 22U So. Calif. Gas 6% pfd ...... 23^ Southern Pacific ........... 10',a Oils Barnsdall ................... 3% Bolsii Chlcu ................ 1 96 29° 25V 42>, 26& 24V 22$ 17 Pacific Western ............ 3Vi Republic Pete .............. 1% Richfield Oil ............... % Richfield Oil pfd ........... Vi Standard Oil of Calif ...... 24H Union Oil of Ctilif .......... 10% 4 1? 1» IV. V 24? 1U Citrus Market (Associated Press Leased Wire) LOS ANG1SL1CS, Jan. 17.—Report from eastern and middle western uui. tlon centers today gave tho followln price runeo per box: Oranges Graded above Choice Choice Now York $2.354(3.50 $2.15(^2 Boston 2.70(il3.45 Chicago 2.GS'fr3.3U l.,15if/J2 Philadelphia .... 2.704*2.85 2.1,5 Plttsbut'B 2.70'cMI.OO 2.50 St. l.ouis 2.00©3.00 2.45 Baltimore 1.80 Detroit Now York Boston 3.05 .... 2.DD .. Lemons Graded ubovo Choice Choice ...$3.flOM4.70 $3.30@3.9 Philadelphia .. PlUsbure St. Lou IK Baltimore Detroit 4.ROft:4.eS 3.!>r.<S5.l5 4.30 '.'.'.'. . 2.35^2.60 4.55 .... 3.8fi&4.l 3.80<?j>4 2 3.'26 2.35 3.95 Three Dead, Six Injured; Buried Beneath Debris TOURS, France, Jan. 17.—Three persons were killed today, five were seriously Injured, and six were pinned beneath debris when a mass of rook fell from a hilltop and burled three houses In the village of Rochecorbon. Engineers said the weight of accumulated snow caused the landslide. BRIGHT SPOTS IN BUSINESS (Unltelt Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK.—Sales of carded cot- on cloths during December amounted o 109.9 per cent of the month's pro- uctlon, against 82.3 per cent In No- ember, while unfilled orders gained 3.9 par cent, according to the Asso- latlon of Cotton Textile Merchants. TOLEDO.—Fifty-one major Indus- rial plants In this section added 1006 orkers to their pay rolls In the week nded January 14, bringing the total ddltlons since the first of the year 0 2927 workers. CLEVELAND. — Steel operations hroughout the country were stepped p 1H per cent to 17 per cent of apaclty during the past week, ac- ordlng to the magazine Stool. PHILADELPHIA.—Reading Com- mny reported for the 11 months ond- d November 30, earnings equal to 82 ents a shore on the common stock, .gainst 6 cents a share In the first 1 months of 1931. FINANCIAL <$>- (Associated Press Leased Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 17.—Street, lighway and construction contracts warded In California last week totaled 1899,898, figures compiled by the Dally Pacific Builder showed. -In addition, >ulldlng contracts In the San Francisco bay region totaled $1,087,840. This "Igure was boosted by the addition :o the San Francisco post office and .he veterans' hospital at Fort Mlley. The chief highway project was grad- ng and paving four miles between jas Flores and Santa Ynez canyon, Los Angeles county. Cotton Futures (Associated Pratt Leased Wire) NEW YORK, Jan. 17.—Cotton was lulet today but prices showed a stead- er tone. Reports from Washington coneern- ng prospective farm relief legl»latlon evidently failed to Inspire much Immediate trading interest. After selling off to 6.02 March ral- .letl to 0.13. The mid-afternoon market wa« quiet and steady at net advances of 7 to 12 points. ' Cotton futures advanced further In :ho last few minutes of trading on covering and contract scarcity closing firm, 15-17 higher; January 6.15; March 6.22©G.24; May 6.S3W6.36: July !.47@6.49; October R.BOiffn.en; December C.80. Spot quiet; middling 6.30. NEW ORLEANS COTTON NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 17. (U. P.)— Cotton futures closed steady. January, 6.11: March, 6.19; May. 0.31; July, 6.43W0.44; October, 6.63; December, 6.75 bid. Spots steady; middling, C.19. Sales, C648. ' LATE BULLETIN NEW YORK, Jan. 27. (A. P.)— Selling dried up In today's stock market and prices lifted slightly. The list closed with a firm tone, with a number of Issues up fractionally to a point. Turnover was only about 650,000 shares, (Associated Press Leased Wtre) NEW YORK, Jan. 17,—Stocks took a omewhat firmer stand today. Trading amained at low ebb, however. Price hangos wore largely limited to minor fractions. American Can, Allied Chemical, r>u Pont, International Harvester, Case, American Tobacco 'B," Liggett & Myers "B," and Proctor & Gamble advanced fair frac- lons. Such Issues aa American Tele- phono and U. S. Steel were virtually unchanged, while New York Central and Drug worn Inclined to sag. Homo- itake, a soft spot yesterday, recovered a couple of points. Yesterday's setback in the market eft an aftermath of bearlshness in omo brokerage circles. Business news, was meagre, although the early re- )orta of last week's freight movement by Individual carriers wore satlsfao- .ory. The American Telephone Company reported that the Bell System lost 02,000 stations In December, which was virtually unchanged from the oases of November. The company will consider maintenance of its $9 annual dividend rate at its meeting In February. ' u. S. Steel directors are slated :o consider the preferred dividend on. January 31, and the prominent sta- .Istical service lists this with "reduction or omission Indicated." . : COTTONSEED OIL DALLAS, Jan. 17. (U. P.)—Crude cottonseed oil, 2Vfci&'2%c. L. A. BUTTER, EQGS, POULTRY LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17. (U. P.)— Butter Extra, 19c; prime firsts, ISc; standards, 17c; firsts, ICe. Eggs (Candled) Large—Clean extras, 27c; light dirty extras, 26c; clean standards, 26c; light dirty standards, 26c; chocks, 26c. Medium—Clean. 27c; light dirty, 26c; clean standards, 26c; light dirty standards, 26c; checks, 19c. Small—Clean, 26c; light dirty, 2Gc. Poultry and Rabbits Hens, Leghorns, 2 to 3Vi Ibs., 13o. Hons, Leghorns, 314 to 4 Ibs., 14e. Hens, Leghorns, 4 Ibs. and up, He. •Hens, colored, 3>4 to 4 Ibs., Itic. H£!IS, colored, 4 Ibs. nnd up, ITo. Broilers, I and up to 1% Ibs., 14c. Broilers, 1% to 2'A Ibs., 17c. Fryers, Leghorns, 2>4 to 3 Ibs., He. Fryers, colored, 2'/4 to 3V4 Ibs., 17c. Roasters, soft bone, 3 Mi Ibs. up, 17c, Stags, ISc; old roosters, So. Ducklings, Pokln, 4 Ibs. and up, lie. Other than Pekin, 4 Ibs. up, lOc. Old ducks, lOc. Geese, 12c. Young torn turkeys, 13 Ibs. up, 13c. Young torns, dressed, 12 Ibs. up, 16c Hen turkeys, 9 Ibs. and up, 13c. Hen turkeys, dressed, 8 Ibs. up, 18c Old torn turkeys, 12c; dressed, 15c. Squabs, under 11 Ibs. dozen, IGc.. Squabs, 11 Ibs. dozen and up, 20c. Capons, live, under 7 Ibs., ISc. Capons, live, 7 IbH. and up, 20c. Capons, dressed, under K Ibs., 23c. Canons, dressed, 6 Ibs. and up, 23u. Rabbits, No. I white, 3 to 4 Ibs., 9o HiibbltH, No. 2 white, 3 lo 4 Ibs., Oc No. 1, mixed colors, 3 to 4 IbB., Bo. Rabbits, No. 1, old, Co. GOVERNMENT BONDS NEW YORK, Jan. 17. (A. P.)—Lib erty Bunds closed today: «Hs, 32-47, 102.28, First 4>/is, 32-47, 102. Fourth 4Vis, 113-38, 103.6. Fourth 4'4s, reg., 33-3K, 103.2. Treasury 4'/4s, 47-52, 109.26. Treasury 4s, 44-54, 106.3. Treasury .Tft.s. 40-riC, 304.12. Treasury 3%s, 40-43, June, 101.20, Treasury, 43-47, 101.16. Treasury 3%s, reg., 43-47, 101.11. Treasury. 41-43, March, 101.18. Treasury '3',4s, 48-47. 08.25. Treasury 3s, C1-G5, 97.18. FOREIGN EXCHANGE NEW YORK, Jan. I". (U. P.)—For itn exchange eiislPr. England .1.34%, off .on 5-16. Canada .87625, off .0025. Franco .03!HJ%, up .0000 3-16. Jt;\ly .0511^',. off ,0000>,4. BolKlum .1385. (lermaiiy .2377, nn . f'zt'rhnslovakla .0296 < .ji. Switzerland .1925. off .OOOOVi. Holland .401G, off .OOOOU. Spain .0816U, off .OOOO'/. Sweden .1828. Japan .2068. METALS MARKET NKW YORK, Jan. 17. (A. P.)—Top ppr quiet; electrolytic spot, 5o; future 5',<iO. Tin firmer: spot and nearby J22.70; future!. J2L'.S.",. Iron steady, un rlmnoretl. Lead dulot; spot New York $3; Enst St. Louis, $2.87. Zinc easier East St. Louis wnot and future, $3 Antimony, spot, $C. SAN FRANCISCO LIVESTOCK HOl'TII SAN 7 FRANCISCO, Jan. 17 (A. 1'.)—HOKK—Receipts 925; fairly act.lvo, Ntendy: 187-pound Ore^m butchers, $4; 382-pound packing sows $2.PC. Cattle—Receipts 300: low-grade cow active, fully steady; steers slow; out ter to common cows, $1.2502.25 calves, none. Sheep — Receipts 773: nominal! Steady; medium Si-pound wooled. LOS ANGELES HAY LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17. (A. P.)— Kay per ton, f. o. b. Los Angeles: Choice barley, |14<i?15. Choice oat, $15ifS10. Alfalfa, delivered Hynes or Monte: U, S. No. 1, »12.50«n3.50. U. S. No. 2, leafy. |J2.00@12.50. U. 8. No. 2, »11®12. COFFEE MARKET NEW YORK, Jan. 17. fU. P.)—Cnf fee—Rio 7s on spot S!i; Santos 4s Mi 10 AT HI 'rice Changes, However, Are Confined lo Fractions; Trading Dull New York Close . (United Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK, Jan. 17.— Railroads Atchlson Baltimore & Ohio ... Chesapeake & Ohio.. 26% Illinois Central 13 Missouri Pacific SU Vew York Central 1S}4 Northern Pacific 17% Pennsylvania 17% Southern Pacific 17% Union Pacific 73*. Great Northern pfd 9% Industrials American Cun 58% American Tel. & Tel 104';» Borden 24>i Cities Service " : Columbia Gas Consolidated Gas 01^, Corn Products 54 CiirtIss-.WrlKht 2 Famous Players l"g Fox Film "A" 2U General Electric 15 International Tel. & Tel 7'4, Montgomery Ward 13Ts North American 29 Pacific Gas Electric ,. 2!l»i Ilndlo Corporation 5' y Safeway Stores 41 Sears-Roebuck 20 U. S. Rubber , 4% Union Carbide & Carbon 36% United Aircraft 26% Western Union 28 fa Westinghouse Electric 2SU Woolworth 35% J. C. Penney 27Vt Transamorlcu 5% First National Stores B2^j Johns-Manvllle 21 Caterpillar 7% Metals American Smelting...,..'. 13% Anaconda 7Vi Bethelehem Steel 15 International Nickel 7;i Kennecott Copper 9 U. R. Steel 28% Vanadium Steel 12 Republic Steel 6% Tobacco and Sugar American Sugar 22% American Tobacco "A" 61 American Tobacco "B" ;.... 62*i' Groat Western Sugar 7&. R. J. Reynolds "B" t 32% United Cigars >i Oils Mexican Seaboard 17% Phillips Petroleum 6% Richfield Oil, % Shell Union Oil 4% Sinclair Cons. Oil 6^. Standard of California.., 25 Standard of New Jersey 30% Standard of New York 7U Texas Company 13% Tidewater AMS'n (now) &\ s Motors • Auburn Auto 48V4, Chrysler 14U General Motors 13% Hudson Motors 4% Packard Motors 2'Xj Studebaker Corp'n 4 l ,i Tlmkcn Roller Bearing 16 Equipments -American Car Foundry 7 American Locomotive 6% Baldwin Locomotive 6%. Baldwin Locomotive 5 General Tank 18 Stewart Warner 3*4 CHICAGO GRAIN CHICAGO, Jan. 17. (A. P.)—Wheat values quickly ran up abuut a cent a bushel lata today, affected by unconfirmed reports of Russian-Canadian negotiations. The reports said Canada und Russia wore dickering for the purchase of 20,000,000 bushels of Canadian wheat to be shipped to Russia. Wheat closed unsettled H® lie above yesterday's finish, corn H<fP%c up, oata H^'/ic advanced und provisions unchanged 5c off. CHICAGO, Jan. 17. (A. P.—Wheat, no sales; new on-n, No. 3 mixed 22M:Ttl 22%o; No, 3 yellow 24',ic; No. 3 hlte 22%4T23i / ii i : old corn, No. 2 yel- N«. 2 white 24%lf25cj white 22% 4T23U low 24 ! JiW2i" . : oats, No. 2 whttv white 11! tri> 1 (i s ic; rye, NoT" barley 22@'.36c. No. CHICAGO LIVESTOCK CHICAGO, Jan. 17. (A. P.) — Hogs — Receipts 2t), 000; moderately active, light weights firm; above 250 pounds, 5c lilKher; 1RO-210 pounds ?3.30@3.40; to]) $3.40: SOWN $2.60fr2.65. Call!* 1 — Receipts 7000; yearlings nnd llKbt steers stoudy, fairly active; heavy heifers .slow; weighty steera su-acjy; medium kinds $4.50^6.60; best ynarllnes JO. 75; piirt loud $6.85; beat biir weight steers $i!.00; heifers $4.000)' 4.7H; beof cows draggy; cutters $2.00© 2.50: bulls $2.7iif(i'3.lO: vealera strong to tide higher, $4.50(ffr,.50. Shfup — Receipts 4000; mostly steady. strictly finished lnmbn top $6.25, good to choice native lambs $5.50(^8.00, holding best fed westerns above $0.20; owes $2.00^2.76. LOS ANGELES LIVESTOCK LOS ANOELKS, Jan. 17. (U. P.)— Hoss — Receipts none; quotable top» around $3.75. Ca tie— Receipts 300, holdovers 823; miivket steady; common to medium steers mid yearling!) $3,35 to $4.60; good cows $3.75; others $1.50 to $3.50. Calves — Receipts none; market steady; good calves $5.50. Shoep — Receipts 1000; steady; me- 'dlum to good lambs $5.30; wethers $3.75.

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