The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on January 18, 1933 · Page 2
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Bakersfield, California
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Wednesday, January 18, 1933
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Police suspected his death was In- Bplred by the same plot that culminated in the Hollywood killings. Police sought the Identity of , Meager's slain companion. Chicago Invaders Rumors of an invasion of Chicago liquor interests have been current foi months. Police believe tho triple assassination symbolized the Invaders' reply to local resistance. The two were slain In Meagor's large sedan. Neighbors reported hearing four muffled shots and seeing the car careen across tho curb and crash into a light post. Each victim hart been nhot at close range. Police theorized that Mp;iKer, the driver, was shot by a passenger Hitting beside him, who, turning, fired two more slugs at his backseat companion. Both were killed immediately. Police revealed they had received an anonymous telephone call yesterday In which the caller threatened tho Hollywood character was to be "put on the spot." They believed Meager also had received the same call since he immediately moved his residence. Widow's Story Mrs. Pern Meager, the victim's Widow, said her husband left home alone a few hours before. She was unable to Identify his slain companion. The Long Beach victim was shot in the face. Heavy tire marks In the sand indicated his body had been brought to the bridge In a large car: Chicago gang Interests have been linked frequently with local banditry which has preyed upon many Hollywood film stars who have been robbed of their jewels. Police had wild that the loot was returned upon payment of 20 per cent of their face value to a Chicago "fence," Only a few day« ago, Betty Corapson recovered Jewelry valued at $41,000 when she received a baggage check and note directing her to a local railroad station. The actress Insisted, however, she had paid no funds. IN HEART OF BATTLE FOR REPEAL Senator George W. Morris, head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, It expected to be In the thick of,the fight for adoption of the prohibition repeal proposal which His committee has reported to the Senate. An Independent Republican, Norrls campaigned for Roosevelt, and Is' ex. pected to exercise strong Influence on the new administration. The new camera portrait of the Nebraska senator was made ai he announced the committee's stand for repeal. HOLD FIVE SUSPECTS SLAYER TRIO EXECUTED MANILA, P. I., Jan. 18. (A. P.) — Three Moros — Bonguel, Babdul—who four years Patra and ago robbet! and killed two Chinese on the Island of Mindanao, were electrocuted today at Bllibid prison. FIRE AT CAMBRIA CAMBRIA, Calif., Jan. 18. (A. P.)— The Cambria Masonic hall, a two-story hardware store and a number o: emaller buildings were destroyed by fire here last night. The loss was no estimated. (Vnited Preti Leased W<re) LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18.—Five men, uspected of a vicious attack upon an aged professor and his sister, who yore beaten and robbed of $30,000 In cash ami bonds, wore taken to Riverside today following their arrest hero ast night. ' Haryey Worrall, 74, retired, middle- west professor, and his sister, Mary Worrall Wlsca, (U, were attacked In .heir home at Corona last November 28, beaten until they revealed the various hiding places of $4000 In gold notes and new one-dollar bills, and negotiable bonds. The victims still are WILLIAM KOPP TO BE n a serious condltloft lospltal. In a county The men arrested were Tom Macon, 80, his brother, James D. Macon; Jerome Johnson, 33-year-old negro and his wife; Luther Wilson, 30, ( also colored; Allen Custel Keller, 27, and Irene Mangram. The later woman Is to bo released. Finds Excuse for Japanese Actions ( United Prc»i Leated Wire) DETROIT, Jan. 18.— Japan can point to the policy of the United States in Haiti, Nicaragua and Cuba as an excuse for invasion of Manchuria, In the opinion of the Rev. Frederic Sleden- burg, S, J., executive dean of the University of Detroit. ' In a recent address, the Rev. Sle- denburg said Latin America's good will toward the United States Is more a plntltuSo than a fact. The "Colossus of the North" Is stljl more feared than loved, he declared. The denn recently returned from a study of. Caribbean countries as n nrember of the committee of cultura relations with Latin America. __ "William J. Kopp, local manager for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, will be honorel at a dinner on 'hursduy evening at the Hotel El Teon, In recognition of his more than 5 years of service- with the company. Frederick J. Williams, third vtc.e- iresldent of the company, who Is In charge of the company's business In seven ' western states,' will preside. Other officials from the'' head office in San Francisco who are to' tittend are John H. Almy, superintendent of agencies; Doctor William P. Shepard, assistant secretary; and Dana. D. nrdslee, manager of the publication division. Guests expected from the southern part of the state are .Hugh A., Overend, a'gency supervisor, and E, W. Stublngton, transfer clerk, from Los Angeles; H. U. Prather, traveling supervisor of the company; and 21 managers from neighboring district of- Ices, including Guy Q. Beynon, El Centra; David Sesstn, Glendal^; Frank T. Burgess, Huntlngtoh' Park; John O. Hunter, Long Beach; James P. Harker, Francis B. Bird, A. S. The- bergo, A. B, E. Klnsey, James J. Kelly, and Guy R. Jacobs, Los Angeles; Bmtlle P. Arnautou, Alhambra; Peter F. Cassln, Pasadena; Edward Kelly, Pomona; Cecil A. Moss, San Bernardino; William M. Saline, San Diego; George Michaels, San Pedro; Arohle W. Robinson, Santa Ana; Dow Nell, Santa Barbara; Frank Carmody, Santa Monica; Charles P. Hatcher, Vlsalla, and Warren Id. Shuck, Fresnot The members of the Bakersfleld district stuff, all of whom are to attend their ' manager's anniversary dinner, are William Campion, assistant manager; Walter H. Conroy, Edward E. Eldsen, Lloyd H. Jewett, 8yl McNInch, Edward W. Moody, Lester H. O'Brien, Everett 8. Olln, Claude M. Shanks, Benjamin Strlckler, Harry Stridden and John A'ayder, agents; and Miss Esther Gllllam and Mrs. Carrie Sage, clerks. Several prominent Bakersfleld men also have been invited to the dinner. We'd hate the Sheep to Know VAST REDUCTIONS URGEDf ROLPH Almost Every Department Mny Be Affected, Budget Analysis Shows (United Prom Lcnurd Wire), ' SACRAMENTO, Jtin.' 18.—Slashing reductions In virtually every state- department und the elimination of ninny present state functions were proposed In Governor Uolph's biennial budget, details of which became available today. , Here are some of the economies recommended: ' , ' • General fund reductions, requiring legislative action: State controller—Tax redemption department, compensate state for recording tax-deeded land, $21,000. Agriculture Department of agriculture—Kllml- nate predatory animal'control,' $27,000; highway fruit Inspection, $20,000;' make self-supporting following agencies: Dairy Inspection, $400,000; apiary Inspection, $10,7DO; (train Inspection, $26,400; -warehouse Inspection, $36,480; gasoline and oil Inspection, $25,940; deciduous fruit dealers' sen-Ice, $27,000; meat Inspection, $74,000; poultry pathological laboratories, $17,680; curtail weed control, $20,000; transfer canned fruit Inspection to department of public health $13,000; total $697,210. Industrial' Relation* Department of Industrial relations— Cities to pay half cpst of state employment agencies, $80,000! consolidate Industrial welfare and labor statistics, $74,000; eliminate Immigration and housing, $142,000; -transfer auto camp Inspection to department of public health, $150,000; total, $846,000. Department of Institutions—Abolish state narcotics hospital or charge counties $166,580. Abolish juvenile re search, $49,800; discontinue Industrial home for adult blind as custodial institution,' $50,000; total, $266,380. Department military affairs—Charge salary of director to veterans' welfare fund, $12,000. Department natural resources- Charge fees for Improvements In state parks, $150,000. Penology Department of penology—Prorate charges for teletype sys(em In division criminal Identification, $50,000 abolish California Crime Commission $10,785; total, $60,785. Department public works—Prorate department overhead to division o highways, $48,000; Increase fees for dam, supervision, $60,000; total, $98,000 Department of social welfare— Charge fees for adoptions, $16,000 make boarding home regulation self' supporting, $40,000; abolish supervi slon probation. $16,000; total, $71,000 Education Department of education—Discontinue free distribution school code (Continued on Page Seven) A PLAYFUL TRIO 'KNOXVILLB, Tenn., Jan.. 18.- the three negroes, in City Court cnntly were playing, we'd hate to se them In a fight. .They told the juris; that they were only playing, but h didn't believe them oven when John Williams admitted striking his wlf over the head with a pick handle. Mrs. Winnie Ruth Judd Is fighting to remain Arizona No. 8811. Making her final pleas to escape the gallows-en February 17 for the "trunk murders" of two women, Mrs. Judd has asked for a pardon, commutation to life term or a new sentence for second degree murder or manslaughter. The Arizona clemency board soon will begin hearings on her plea. These are hitherto unpublished Bertlllon pictures, made In the state prison at Florence. MADERA MAN FACES OF (United Press Leaned Wire) FRESNO, Jan. 18.—J. R. Lemos. 32, Madera county ranch laborer, was held In the county. Jail •today: charged with murder as the result of his asserted deliberate running down a schoolboy on. the highway nenr'Madera Monday. Held with him were Gonzalo Corando, 35, Del Rey, charged with harboring and aiding Lemos to escape: and Jose CostlUc-i, Madera, charged with manslaughter. He assertedly was Lemos' companion when their automobile allegedly struck down 8- year-old Manuel Ozcoldl. The trio were arrested at Del Rey by Fresno and Madera authorities. The sheriff's officers said they were Informed that Lemos drove his automobile deliberately into the boy as he and other children were walking home from school. Judiciary Is Declared Most Highly Paid of State'sJ}epartmenis LATE BULLETIN SACRAMENTO, Jan. 18, (U,. P.)—A series of seven measures calllng.for reduction! In the salaries of Supreme and Appellate Court Justices and superior judges as recommended by the Ssnate fact-finding committee, was Introduced In the Upper House late today by member* of the committee. . MORATORIUM DECLARED BERLIN. Jan. 18. "(A. P.)—A moratorium on mortgaged estates and farm's was declared In > nn emergency decree signed by President von Hln- denburg. Washington Whispers (United Pre»» LcatedWire) Jan. 18.—Speaker Garner's portrait, which will hang in the House lobby with those of all his predecessors In office, has been completed. It is an Imposing work and pictures Garner attired In the stiff formal collar he was-accustomed to wear In the early days of his speak- ershlp. Mrs. Garner Insisted on the wing collar for the portrait even though Garner long since hus forsaken collars of this type for everyday wear. He now wears the ordinary soft collar, usually with a gold pin holding the points in place. Boris Gordon, who painted Champ Clark's portrait,' did the Garner work. He said Speaker Garner was a very good subject after he had told him, at the beginning of the sittings: • "Xou'll have to look pleaannt. Forget you'ro in the House of Representatives." that their finest wool was being sold so cheap. pel-hups they'd RCt o HatUfuctlon in but H o in o knowing they had made such fln«-lookln(f, soft, woolly sweaters. Values You Can Trust HARRY COFFEE CLOTHIERS SINCE 1904 ' FRESNO « IAKERSFIELD ' TWICE-YEARLY SALE RAILWAY ENGINEER KILLED BLAIRSVn-E, Pu., Jan. 18. (A. P.) Ploughing Into two boulders which had fallen onto the truck, the engine and eight ears of .-i West, hound Pennsylvania Railroad freight train was hurled from the tnic-k today, killing the engineer, A. G, Gascoyne, C>2. and Injuring members of the crow. *-«-e> ANNEXATION TABLED PRRSNO. Calif., Jan. 18. (U. P.)— Annexation of n portion of Tulare county, near General Grant Park, was tallied by the Bonrd of County Supervisors today because of opposition of two members of the board. The portrait is In a conspicuous place In Garner's office. A reporter In search of news, which has been scarce recently in the Speaker's office, re- day that it might be Just as advantageous to Interview the portrait as the speaker,himself. Representative Free of San Joso, Calif., remarked that he would be able to shed.his "Washington coat." Ho was wearing a rich-looking gray overcoat at the time and said he didn't believe he'd need it after March 4, when he retires from office. . Free came here 12 years ago. Because of the colder weather In the capital he outfitted his children with winter coats which they produced upon their return to California, to tho wonderment of the neighborhood children. "What are they?" tho youngster wanted to know. "Washington coats," the' Free children replied. IPROF.SLIPHER I GIVEN MEDAL <$>- (AsHociatci Prctl Leaned Wire) LOND'ON, Jan. 18.—The Royal Astronomical Society's gold medal will be awarded this year to Dr. Vesto M. Sllpher, * director of the Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Ariz., it wae announced today. He will receive the award for his spec- trotcoplc researches on planets, stars and nebulae. Doctor Sllpher will be Invited to deliver the George Darwin lecture of 1933. Discovery at Flagstaff of a newly found body in the solar system designated as "Planet X" brought world-wide attention to Doctor Slipher In March, 1930. (United Preii Leated Wire) OACRAMENTO, Jan. 18.—Naming the ••J judiciary the "most highly-paid department of the state,", the Senate fact-finding committee today recom- FAINTS ON STAND Condemned Woman Collapses While Being Questioned in Halloran Case (Atioelated Pret* Looted Wire) PHOENIX, Jan. 18.—Winnie Ruth Judd broke down on the witness stand during her cross examination today at continuation of the prellmU nary hearing of John J. Halloran who Is accused ma "accessory to' the crime of murdor" and leaving the' witness choir she screamed accusations across a counsel table nt the wealthy lumberman. • ^ • Judge J. C. NlleBT presiding, called a recess to allow Mrs. Judd to compose; herself. She left the. witness chair nobbing and with tears streaming down her face. Immediately she dashed to this counsel table at which Halloran sat with hla attorneys. She leaned across the table and screamed In hla face; "I hope/- you suffer everything Anne's mother and my .mother and Sammy's mother have suffered." Shouts at Halloran Before leaving the witness stand Mrs. Judd had shouted: "Ho don't care that Anne Is dead and Sammy is dead and thnt I am going to die—ho just sits there and laughs about It. He don't cars so long as he can play around." Mrs. Judd's breakdown came tie she was being cross examined regarding * gunshot wounds In the chest ot Hed- vlg Samuelson, Mrs. Judd Is under fontenco to die February 17 for murder of Agnes Anne Lerol but has not boon brought to trial on a charge ot , slaying Mlsn. Samuelson. < Replying to Judge Miles when ho tried to calm her sobbing, she Said: "I am going to die In two weeks and I am trying to do 'the'beat I can." 'I know that Saniy Is dead and Ann* is dead and I am going to He dead." Her tears rolled faster and faster, forcing the recess until she had recovered. Previously, Attorney Prank O. Smith, representing Halloran, had started cross-examlnntlon of Miy. Judd, as court opened. Severe Grilling He questioned her closely regarding • possibility of the presence of a fourUi person at the Second street house where the murders took place, prlpr to Mrs. Judd's arrival. She denied acknowledge of It. She previously had testified Mrs. Lerol, Miss Samuelson and a third person, Evelyn ^Jace, a nurse, were to have played bridge on the evening of October 16, 1931 — the date of the killings—with herself making the fourth member of the party. Thrift Company in Hands of Receiver LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18.—A bank- ruptcy'receiver was In charge of the affairs of the National Thrift Corporation of America, $80,000,000 nationwide Investment concern, today after Frank C. Mortimer, receiver in equity, reported the company was "hopelessly Insolvent." Wesley >S. Bowden was named receiver with the guidance of Bankruptcy Courts- by Federal Judge Willlam P. .James after Mortimer's report was given him: An Involuntary bankruptcy action was filed against the corporation by Bevertil hundred creditors recently, The concern was said to havo moro than 30,000 investors. ROOSEVELT AND STIMSON IN CONFERENCE mended reduction of judges' salaries and curtailment of other activities to effect a biennial saving of $588,600. The committee, headed by Senator David F. Bush, Oakdale, presented the first of a series of reports to the Senate. As the committee concludes Its Investigation of different branches of state government, further reports will 'be made, Bush Bald. The committee's findings were based on salaries paid from 1923 to 1025. During that time the total cost chargeable to the Judiciary was $1,3}.4,246. From 1931 to 1933 the cost mounted to $2,198,595, representing »n Increase of more than $880,000. Would Slash Judges' Pay The committee recommended that Supreme Court judges be paid IgiOO a year Instead of $12.000 for tho pre?ld-< ing justice and 11,000 for associate I Justices. Justices of the District Courts of Appeal would be paid $7000 a year Instead of $10,000, while Superior Court judges would receive a maximum of $6000 a year, $3600 for which would be paid by the state, instead of $4000 as at present. The Judicial council, whoso duty la to assign 'judges to other courts when calendars are overcrowded, would be abolished by tho simple expedient of refusal by tho Legislature to appropriate money for Its support. Enormous Saving Estimated savings recommended by the committee were: Supreme Court salaries, $44,000. Appellate Court salaries, $108,000. State payments toward Superior Court salaries, $161,000. Consolidation of counties Into court districts, $64,000. , eliminating extra compensation and travel pay for judges transferred from one county to another, $85,000. Abolishing judicial council, $26,600. Reducing; pay of court attaches, including court .reporters and bailiffs, $100,000. I French Budget | Doesn't Provide I for U. S. A. Debts (United P.ret» Leased Wire) PARIS, Jan. 18.—The new French budget, presented today by Finance Minister Henry Chsron, contained no provision for further war debt payments to the United States or further reparation* collections from Germany. FIGHT COLDS 2 WAYS Mistbl FOR NOSt AND THROAT ; Essence of Mistol A Comment In Report "Wo'do not feel the high standard of judges alone justifies an Increase In the cost of administering justice," the report said, "nor Is there any reason why the compensation paid the.Incum- bents should be greater than that paid their predecessors, nor why salarioB should not be adjusted to meet conditions and the ability of the state to pay." ARM IN JAPAN (United Press Looted Vfire) She declared, however, that Miss Nace had left before her arrival. Smith repeated his efforts of yesterday to have Sheriff J. R. McFadden excluded from the hearing, but was unsuccessful. ' ...... , ....'•",. Halloran specifically Is charged with ' •aiding: and assisting" Mrs. Judd In disposing of thb body of Mrs. Lerol and of "aiding, assisting and advising" her to 'conceal the slaying and escaix) from Arizona to California. Under questioning of Smith, Mra^ Judd took up her story with affirmation of friendliness existing between herself, Mrs. Lerol and Miss Samuelson prior to the night of the slaytngs. Smith asked his surprise question regarding possibility of the , presence of a fourth person shortly after cross- examination started. "When you. went Into* the living • room at 2929 North Second street," Smith asked, "who was there?" "Just Anne," Mrs. Judd replied. "What did you say?" Expected Caller • "Anne told me that ISvelyn . Nace- head left just a few minutes before and she asked mo why I hadn't come over earlier. I told her I had been expecting Jack (Halloran) and didn't come over sooner for that reason.'' Smith then asked if they, had been playing bridge. 'Tho bridge table was down In the bedroom," Mrs. Judd answered. "But I don't know if they had been playing; cards." 'Don't you know or weren't you told that four people played cards there that evening;?" "There' wero. not four people there," Mrs. Judd snapped back at him. "I was to have been tho fourth ono." Through his opening crosa-tn»es- tlonlng Smith indicated he might' open up the entire story of the purported fight In -which Mrs. Judd contends she killed in self-defense. "You and Miss Samuelson and Mrs. Lerol were very friendly prior to Oc- 4 tober 16, were you not?" Three Had Been Friendly • "As far as -I knew we were," Mrs. Judd replied. "I was looking for a house large enough for myself and parents. Anne and Sammy told me to get one with an extra bedroom so ' they could move In and help mo on the payments." t "Did you see a man Friday about getting a car?" "I saw Mr. Ralston (a contractor) Thursday and I said that there were two houses and that I wanted Anne . to see them. I asked to borrow Mr. Rolston's oar. He said ho didn't have a license for anyone else to drive. I Raid I couldn't drive it but Anne would." "Did you tell him that you wanted it because you wero going to take two TOKIO, Jan. 18.-Tokio police today K lr > 8 °" tt P lonl ° '" tn « dosert Sixtur - The whole field of America's International relations, from war debts to the situation In the orient, was being cussed by Seoretsry of State Henry L. Stlmson, left, and'Presldtnt-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, when this picture was taken at the latter's home at Hyde Park, N. Y., after the two had lunched together. The widely-heralded conference was arranged by'Mr. Roosevelt in an effort tofamlliarlze himself with pressing international problems. released the names of 338 alleged Communists arrested in a nation-wide series of raids which began last. October 80, revealing; that several prominent Japanese were Included in tho group held. Among those held for trial as asserted. Communists, were Dr. Hajlme Kawakami; former professor at Kyoto Imperial University, and Noboru Oeakl, former justice of the Tokio Dhitrlct , Court. Thirty-four women were In the group. Polloe officials announced that ft total of 7000 persons have been arrested during the past year as Communists, including 107 women. Tha police drive against communistic activities has been intensified during recent months as a result of asserted increased efforts of Communists to organize sympathisers Into a nation-wide group. LBT BEVERLY CONTRACT "WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, (U. P.)— The treasury today awarded a contract to construct the new Beverly Hills, Calif., post office for $231,400 to Sar- vcr & ZOBH, Los Angeles. The company hits 420 -calendar days in which to complete tho work. " . day?" "No, I didn't," Mrs. Judd vigorously replied, "We had no plans for a pic- fOontlnued on Page Thirteen)

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