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THE BAKERSFIELD 'CALIFORNIA*?, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, liKW IQCAL AND TELEGRAPH Allege "Confession" Made hj L. A. Paper Acquits Accused Man SEEKS REOPENING OF PROCEEDINGS Woman Slayer Declares in Articles She Had No Accomplice LATE BULLETINS PHOENIX, Jan. 21. (A. P.)— Counsel for John J. Halloran obtained from Winnie Ruth Judri late today for the first time an admission that she herself repacked the body of Hedvlg Samnelson In a small trunk and other lUQOage In Mrs. Judd's own home two days after the slaying of Miss Samuelson and Agnes Anne Lerol. PHOENIX, Jan. 21. (U. P.)— Winnie Ruth Judd told untruths when she first was arrested for the murders of two former girl frltnds because she did not wish her husband to learn of her relations with J. J. Halloran, wealthy Arizona lumberman, she testified late today at the resumption of Halloran's preliminary hearing on a charge of being an accessory after murder. ( Associated I'rcit leaned Wire) "pHOENIX, Jan. 21.— Counsel for •*• John J. Hallorun moved today, after the state had closed Us case ugulnst the lumberman, who Is charged us "ucceanory to tho crime of murder," to reopen the proceedings on grounds of new evidence "impeaching" Winnie Ruth Judd's story. Mrs. Judd, who has been tha state's chief accusing witness against Halloran, Is sentcifcod to be hanged February 17 for murder of Agues Anno Lerol, She IIUK not been tried for slaying of Mln« Hedvlg Samuul- son who, with Mrs. Lerol, WUH killed on the nlRht of October 16, 1931, at 2820 North gucond street, Phoenix. Hallonm Is charged with aiding her in disposing of Mr.s. Lu rot's' body and advising her to conceal tho slaying and to escape to California. Reverts to. Confession Frank O. Smith of Halloruu's counsel told tho court "we are prepared to provo that on October 25, 2G and 27, 1931, Winnie Ituth Judd published In the Los Angeles Times of Lou Angeles, Calif., her confession," and that the confession so published "Is a complete rofut a I Ion of all charges against John J. Halloran." The Los Angeles newspaper, Smith Wild, published a confession with a facsimile signature of Mrs. Judd and u certificate from her attesting to Its correctness. "Wo move, the case be reopened," Smith said, "for the one purpose of questioning "Winnie Ruth Judd, tho accusing witness, with reference to her story upon evidence Impeaching her story. "I first learned of this situation thlH morning at 6 o'clock. "I have been convinced from the first that If we could find her first statement, before she received theories from other persona and newspapers wo would get to the bottom of this. But It has been difficult to flml." Confession Cited The Halloran attorney cltod the confession as published In the Times to huvu appeared with tho following certificate: "This IH to certify that the articles appearing In tho Los Angeles Times are correct and authorized by me. Winnie Ruth Judd." "That KII Id confession," Smith told the vourt, "Is a complete refutation of all charges against John J. Hallo- rnn. Thut facsimile copy of her sis- nature anil certificate appeared In only one of the Issues but the original of her certificate signed by hpr Is In the possession of tho Los Angeles Times, together with photographic copies thereof. A part of the wild con- fesHlon HO appearing In the Los Angeles Times Is as follows: "Whol* Truth" "By Winnie Ruth Judd. This is my own story— the whole truth of tho double tragedy which ended tho lives of Agnos Anne Lerol and Hedvlg Hum. uclson In Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday, October 10, 1981. 1 have given It to my husband, Wlllliim i'. Judd, to dls- PO.ID of us he seen fit mid In order that tho worlil may know the exact facts of tho whole terrible uffulr. "It has been charged that I had an accomplice either before, during or after the actual tragedy. This in not true, I alon* shot and killed both women who were once my friends. I did It In eelf. defense — and for no other reason. " M alone disposed of the bodies In a manner which I nhall describe In more detail later. I had no help of any kind from anyone,' " Kurth«r Smith quoted Mrs. Juilil ns having ri'hiU-il: "It nei'nu'il tn infi thf only thing to do WUH tn hlili — hide everything and uiyti'lf. 1 WHS mistaken, but Hint Is what I did In my blinil terror." After gliiiK'Inx over the motion by Atturiify Smith, .luilive Nlleu said: "The court Is disposed to know tho whole truth about thin mutter, If It Is possible. Therefore, 1 will permit the reopening of the rrosu-examlnatlon of Mrs. Judd." Smith first asked Mi's. Judd to write her signature, A vigorous ob- Jfi-tloii by the state wuh sustained. "In connection with your routes- flon ill thi 1 LOB AngtMeH Times, Mt'B, jjudd, dIU you wrltu and sign a cer-' j U. S. Sen. Hawes, Missouri, Offers His Resignation (United frets Leaned \rirr) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 21. —The reslonation of United States Senator Harry B. Hawes, St. Louis, was received today at the. office of Governor Guy B. Park. Hawea resigned so that Qover. nor Park could appoint Senator- elect Bennett Champ Clark of St. Louis to the position, allowing him to enter the next session of Con- dress with seniority over other newly elected senators. PRESIDENT-ELECT WARMLKREETED Two Governors in Big Crowd to Welcome Roosevelt to Alabama (VnltrA t'rcnn Leaned Wire) HEFFIEL.D, Ala., Jan. 21.—President-elect Roosevelt was welcomed to Alabama today by a crowd of several thousand Peering: citizens who gathered around the special train that brought him south for an Inspection of Muscle ShonlM. Governors Miller of Alabama and McAllHter of Tennessee were on hand to extend their welcome. Roosevelt, appearing on the platform of his car with his daughter, Mrs. Anna Roosevelt Dull, smiled broadly at tho crowd and waved. Ho and his party then entered automobiles for the drive to the government's $180,000,000 hydro-electric development. As the president-elect's special sped through Tennessee and Alabama this morning, stations and crossings were crowded with people anxious to catch a glimpse of him. INTO BAYABLAZE Hundreds of S. F. Commuters Delayed by Key System Trestle Fire (United Prett Leated Wire) OAKLAND,i Jan. 21.—Hundreds of commuters wire delayed more than an hour In getting to work today when flro swept the f , Key System railway trestle, extending two miles into San Francisco bay. Ferry sorvlco on tho Key System was temporarily halted whllo flreboats from Oakland and San Francisco battled the flames that threatened to destroy the trestle. The fire was extinguished after Oakland firemen, the Southern Pacific flreboat Ajax nnd tho San Francisco flreboat David Scannel had played, streams of water on It more than two hours. A serious traffic Jam on tho Southern Pacific Interurbans and ferries resulted as frantic workers abandoned hope of crossing Immediately on the Key ferries and rushed to the Southern Pacific mole. The fire centered about 250 feet from tho ferryhouso and for a time threatened to reach tho terminal structure where several ferry boats were moored. Fire equipment was loaded aboard flat cars and moved to thn scene. Origin of the blazo was unknown. It had gained good headway before It was discovered. MAN, WIFE IN FIGHT- FOR ADOPTED INFANT ( A.»tac(attA Prctt Leated Wire) DETROIT, Jan, 21—Little Charles David Kniipp today seemed almost an popular with his foster parents as If he really were their child—as his foster mother deceived her husband into believing for almost n year. Patrolman Charles K. Knapp of the Detroit police filed suit for divorce yesterday, charging among other things that hlH wife. Harriet Kdna Knapp, presented him with the adopted child ns h!« own. Last night, Mrs. Knapp admitted It was true. Today, husband and wife promised a fight to the finish for the custody of little Charles David. Patrolman Knapp wild he loved the child and wanted to keep him at any cost. Mrs. Knapp Nald she did, too, Legislature Behind in Its Work to Try to Adjourn Coming Week By HOMER L. ROBERTS (I'nlted I'rett Leaned Wire) S ACRAMENTO, Jan. 21.—With most of Its work Htlll to he accomplished, the state Legislature prepared today for Its final sprint to adjournment next Week. Leaders of both Houses saw the possibility of day and night sessions, If tlio lawmakers are to complete the program of urgency legislation marked out for them when the session opened. >A checlcup of the legislative achievements at the end of the week disclosed a total of 281 bills Introduced In the Seimto as compared with 025 at the same period In 1931, and 732 In the Assembly us compared with 1869 In 1031. In the 1931 session, however, only three weeks were required for the first half of the session. Among the important. emergency measures awaiting action by the lawmakers was the following: Two constitutional amendments, proposed by Governor Ralph In his message to tho Legislature, one to reduce the state's guarantee for school support from $30 to $20 per pupil, and tho other removing the guarantee from the state Constitution entirely. This, he said, would save the state $12,000,000 each blennlum. A constitutional amendment permitting the state to "borrow" $11,000,000 from the perpetual school fund during the present period of financial emergency. One of the amendments, the proposal to eliminate the state's guarantee from the Constitution entirely, was killed in committee early In the week. It had been Introduced by Senator Arthur H. Breed, Oakland. Breed's measure calling for a 20 per cent reduction"- In schoof support was sent to tho floor of the Senate "without recommendation" by the committee. Five moro emergency measures which must bo enacted, Governor Rolph said, "or the Legislature must approve during tho first half of this session provisions for additional taxes," were as follows: Reimburse tho general fund for highway bond Interest and redemption paid during the last two years, $8,770,750. Abolish emergency improvement fund established In 1020 for replacements of property destroyed by "acts of God," J&3.21G. Repeal appropriation for San Francisco Agricultural Pavilion, known as tho "cow-barn bill," $250,000. Return to general fund revolving fund appropriated to California toll bridge authority In 1931, $50,000. Require return of unspent balance of appropriation for Santa Ana river flood control, $1CO,000. Considerable worry was felt among the San Francisco and Oakland lawmakers over persistent delays being encountered In the six bills designed to permit the state to borrow $62,000,000 from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to build tho San Francisco bay bridge. These measures have been held up by Los Angeles members, It was pointed out. Irate bay legislators, charging that the southern Callforni- ans were seeking to delay the hills for two purposes, were met by counter charges from the Los Angeles group that attempts were being made to "rush" them. Slash Approved in County Officers' Pay (United Pren> Leaned Wire) MODRSTO, Jan. 21,—Salary reductions for virtually all elected county officials and their deputies were approved today in a report by the Btan- ItOaus C'ounty Grand Jury. Consolidation of two county departments, those of auditor'and recorder, and elimination of several employes, also were recommended. Coplus of the report were sent to the county's representatives In the .state Legislature for enactment into the county government bill. oi| I'ayv Eleven) God "Deliver Us" From British, Prayer | ("iiKOriiifi'tJ /'I'M* Leaned Wire) ' CAIRO, ISgypt, Jan. 21.—The prayer. j "God deliver IIM from the ImperlallMlIc j Rrltlsh." wan the chorus yesterday of worshippers In the great Hussein mostjuu here In response to an Injunction by former Premier Nahas Pasha, president i>f the Wafd (Nationalist) part y. The former premier arose at tho end of Friday's (Moslem holy day) prayer and shouted to I ho people: "You who believe In God, on this last I'YIilny of flanmdun (annuiM 30- day fust), repeat with mo this appeal: 'fioi'i deliver us. from tho hnpcrlullsllu British.' " NORTH-TEXAS CYCLONE 30 PERSONS (United I'resf Leated Wire) CLARKSVILLE, Jan. 21.— The number of persons injured in u cyclone that swept through two north-Texn.) counties neared 30 today as relief parties penetrated the section where the full fury of the storm was felt. None was killed but stories of miraculous escape from death were numerous. Property damage wao heavy and much livestock was destroyed. The storm, striking near Howluntl, Lamar county, out a narrow swnth east through farm country 40 miles to Manchester, Tied River county, where more than u score were hurt and n dozen homes leveled. Storm cellars saved many lives. Nearly 150 of Manchester's 200 Vosl- donts were trlus protected. Tho family of V. R. Turlock, near Glory, hail their house unroofed and all windows blown out but no one was scratched. Most of those Injured were in tho vicinity of Manchester. TRIO QUESTIONED AS TO "JEWEL_ (•United PrffK Leaned Wire) LOS ANOELKS, Jan. 1!!.— Thren men were questioned today by pollco who suspected them of directing a "Juwel ransom" gang which has preyed upon Hollywood and Wllshlre homes In a number of recent, sensational robberies, DetootlvoH said they arrested Willlam H. Cross after he had accepted J300 from Charles A, Henebry as "ransom money" for a $1600 diamond rlni,' taken from Henebry by three bandits who Invaded his homo several nights ago. The bandits offered to negotiate* with Jfonebry If he would not report the robbery to pollco. Detectives salil tho victim negotiated with them and arranged the rendezvous as n trap. i .lack McKenzln, 26, and Harry Col! tins, IT,, who lived with Cross, also | were hooked on suspicion. 18-Year-Old Girl Art Student Is Awarded $50,000 (Aniiocldled Pros Leated Wire) CHICAGO, Jan. 21.—Miss Paula Qlts was richer today by $50,000 In cash and securities. The 11- year-old art student yesterday, received fro'm Assistant Probst* Judge Joseph Lliack In Probate Court the estate left h«r by htr . father, Alphons Qlts, local manufacturer, killed In an air plan* accident 10 years ago ' ntir EstM Park, Colo. The girl makes her home In Beverly Hills, Calif., with Mr mother. She said *h« would de- vet* the money to continue h*r study of art. GALLANT SAIL SAVE LIVES ( RS : 22 Captain Stedman and Crew Rescue Men on Sinking British Vessel By RAYMOND CROWLEY (Atioclatcd Press Leated Wire) NEW YORK, Jan. 21.'—The American Merchant knifed through evil, green seas today, bearing toward this port n hero and 22 sailors he saved from one of th.e North Atlantic's maddest fits. Captain Giles Stedman, rugged Bcadog from Qutncy, Mass., expected to get his ship here by Tuesday with the survivors of the crew of the tiny British freighter Exeter City, crushed to a sinking mass of wreckage In a terrifying storm yesterday. Tho skipper of the Exeter City, believed to bo Captain E. D. Legg, was swept to death with his third officer and two men. Death Strugole The Exeter City, out of Powney, England, carrying china clay for Portland, Maine, was about 600 miles east of Cape Race, Newfoundland, at dawn yesterday when her crew saw she was losing her death struggle with the elements. About 15 miles away the American Merchant, plowing westbound with passengers and freight, caught the spine-chilling "S 0 S." It was no small task even to turn a ship in those gigantic waves, but turn her Stedman did, and wallowed toward the scene. Three hours later the helpless Exeter City was seen. Bridge, chartroom and part of t»e salon gone, her No. 2 hatch baAhed, she even then was settling. Sleet drove liko shrapnel under lowering clouds. Flghti Raging Sets As the American Merchant shuddered and groaned, an all-day fight began. The seas foiled an attempt to launch a lifeboat, snatching one boat to destruction. Time after time the American -Merchant's line gun spat its rubber bullets toward the Exeter City, trying to get a line tq her. At last the struggle to link the two ships succeeded. A desperate and unusual method, the towing of. a lifeboat batk nnd forth between the two ships, carried the 22 men to safety after agonizing delays, Then the last of Stedman'a terse radio messages to shore: "Vessel abandoned in sinking condition, settling rapidly." CHINA WARNED STAY OUT OFJEHOL AREA (United Prem Leaned Wire) TOKIO, Jan. 21.—China was warned by the Japanese government today to stay out of Jehol province, scene of impending conflict between Japanese and Chinese armies, which Japan regards as an Integral part of the new state of Machoukuo, Outlining the government's policies before the imperial Japanese Diet, Foreign Minister Count Uchlda said Japan could not look upon Chinese military activity "without the gravest apprehension." He declared the "con- [Btructlve force of Japan" to be the mainstay of peace in' the Par East. Count Uchlda made it clear that Japanese policy In Manchuria would not be changed, despite International efforts to end the Japanese-Chinese dispute. NEW TREATMENT FOR PNEUMONIA May Be What Quinine Is to Malaria or Antitoxin to Diphtheria (Auaoclatcd Prats Leattd Wire) WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—Dr. Edwin B. Zelgler of the United States vot- emils' administration, today reported the discovery of a new tretrtment for pneumonia which."may prove to be to pneumonia what quinine Is to malaria or antitoxin to diphtheria." The treatment, ^a substance called "pnetimooholln" has been found capable of building up Immunity.-in rabbits against "typewone" pneumonia BO that .they'are able to resist attacks of this disease which ordinarily would prove fatal, says Dr. Zelgler In the administration's medical bulletin. Net Triad en Human* Pneumonia In rabbits runs much the same course as In human beings. The treatment has not yet been tried on humans. So far It has been used only for "type one" pneumonia, but experiments with other typ«s are under way. It takes about four days for rabbits develop Immunity to pneumonia when given injections of pneumocho- Hn; Immunity In one case lasted 49 days. Pneumocholln also apparently can tie used as a specific cure for "type one" pneumonia if It Is Injected after onset of the disease, provided the patient can be kept nllvo for four or five days' to give time for the treatment to take effect. Dr. Zelgl«r Hopeful It might be easier ^to keep human patients alive for this length of time than rabbits. Dr. Zelgler explained that "In man death from lobnr pneumonia seldom occurs before the fifth day, and Is often delayed for three weeks or longer. This slower course In man would give time for the pneu- mocholln to Induce Immunity," He suggested the treatment might bo used In schools and army camps to build up immunity against pneumonia In case of threatened epidemics such as Influenza and for nurses treating pneumonia cases. Pneumocholln is produced by dissolving pneumococcl — pneumonia germs—In sodium taurocholate, derived from bile. ROOSEVELT MAY USE DEBTS IN PIONEER WOMAN DIES CHICO, Jan. 21. (U. p.)— Mrs. Are- nlu Thankful Carson, 70, who as a girl of 9 was held cnptlvu by the Mill Creek Indians, died here last night. Two of Mrs. Carson's brothers, Jimmy. 11, and Johnny, G, were killed by the band of Indians that sut upon the three children as they were walking homu from school. U. S. GOLD STOCKS INCREASE NEW YORK, Jan. 21. (A. P,)— The nu( Ion's gold stocks showed a net pain of lisn.noo today. Importations from Holland totalled JI!, 070,600, but there was it' loss of ?2,uSU,700 through net increase in earmarked stocks. CAGERS 50-50 CtUB CONTEST Mormon cagers defeated the 50-50 Club, 31 to 20, in the feature game of tho Y. M. C. A. basketball league last night, George Snldor of the Mormons going on a IB-point scoring spree that enabled his team to break «. 16- to-15 deadlock at half time. It was a hotly contested affair that witnessed two players, Doane of tho Mormons and Croson of the DO-GO Club, benched on fouls In tho secojid half. Dennlson starred for the 1 club quintet. Senior III-Y won easily from Junior HI-Y, 32 to D, Bell lending the Seniors' drive with an Individual total of 18 counters. The Methodist Aces shaded the Methodist U squad. 24 to 19, with Little nnd /Wattenbarffer appearing In stellar roles for their respective teams. CHRISTY'S NEXT SAN FRANCISCO, Jan..21. (U. P.)— Vlo Christy, 20-year-old San Diego wrestler, has been signed to meet Fred Grubmeter, Des Molnes, Iowa, heavyweight, In a main event match here Tuesday night. NEVADA CAOER8 WIN HEfcTO. Nev,, Jan. 21, (U. P,)—Piling up a comfortable* loud In the first half, University of Nevada's basket- bull five defeated Chlco Sliite Teachers, -12-27 hero lust night. Tho \Volves led 25-12, at half time. State Farmers May Organize for Legal Wine (Asanclated Frets Leaned Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, J«n. 21.—A •tep toward organizing farmers of California to participate In a nationwide campaign for l*ol(l«tlon of wines, was announced her* today by the Grape Growers' League of California, The announcement said the first/ meeting would be held In Healdsburg, with Enrico Prat), president of the Sonoma County Grapt and Hop Growers' 'Association,' presiding, ntxt Wednesday evening. HEAD DELEGATION British Premier Expected to Be Chairman of Debt Commission (Continued From Page One) (Continued From Page One) negotiations which may lead to a general review of debts owed by all foreign nations which have met their regular installments. News that American and Great Britain would sit down and talk it over was received enthusiastically In European capitals. There was little Immediate comment from leaders of Congress, but there were some private expressions against cancelatton or reduction. In London the expectation was general that that government would accept the invitation to name envoys. And as soon as they are named and arrive in Washington, the now Democratic administration will tackle Its first major international problem. To Mr. Roosevelt the arrangements mean the saving of a month in seek- ng a path to improved world economic conditions. The Hoover-Roosevelt agreement also provides for a discussion of economic problems, and there was speculation that the new President might make the talks with Great Britain the basis for tariff concessions as a means of opening up markets for American products. Mr. Roosevelt was In the south today, but he left Secretary Stimson to carry out the preliminary negotiations. From the south came word that the Democratic leader does not regard Prance's failure to pay on December 15 as a default, but rather as a deferment. Should that nation or any other which failed to pay, moat Its pnynient it, too, might bo accorded a separate opportunity to present petitions for re-examlnatlon. TWO ROBINSONS IN DEBT CLASH WASHINGTON, Jan, 21. (A. P.)— A statement by Senator Robinson (Republican, Indiana), that tho Hoover-Roosevelt agreement to hav«s debt discussions with Great Britain was a "usurpation of authority" was challenged In the Senate today by Democratic Leader Robinson, Arkansas, who called the Republican member's speech "cheap politics." The Indiana senator took tho floor nt the outset of today's session and asserted Congress by resolution had "closed the door" to further action looking to a reduction of the International debts, , Defending the Hoover-Roosevelt co-operative step, Senator Robinson of Arkansas asserted while he was In sympathy jwlth Congress' action "certainly Congress can't foreclose tho rlghb of a President to discuss International questions or prevent a' President from negotiating." bo carried out-.through diplomatic channels, before the change in American administrations-. ' The British reply to the American Invitation was expected to be drafted at a cabinet meeting Monday. Mnc- Donald was spending tho week-end at Chequers, his country residence. He was Informed of developments, but made no comment for publication. Chamberlain was at his home In Birmingham. Will Decide Promptly The Daily Mall said membership of the British mission would be decided upon immediately. The British will present their case for immediate scaling down of war debts, with cancela- tlon as.a most desirable solution, the Daily Mall believed/ The newspaper understood the government's case was prepared some time ago, using the term "scaling down" Instead of flat cancelatlon in the hope of not hurting the susopptl- bllltles of American political opinion. The Dally Mall understood Ambassador Sir Donald Lindsay would be instructed to discuss means of establishing preliminary negotiations with Secretary Stimson .immediately. Some politicians favored the chancellor of the exchequer, Instead of the prime minister, as the head of the mission. Sir Frederick Lelth-Ross, Sir I Warren Fisher and Former Chancellor of the Exchequer Reginald McKenna were expected to be members. Montagu Norman, governor of the Bank of England, was generally ruled out In speculation regarding the mission personnel, in view of certain dissatisfaction with the debt settlement concluded by Baldwin and Norman. RATIFICATION NEAR FOR wm ACT (Continued From Page One) year later and meantime tho old Congress comes back for three months In tho kind of session now being witnessed here. It is a relic of stage coach days when the world moved slowly. Presidential inauguration will be moved forward to January 20 instead of March 4. This would eliminate such a situation as now paralyzes President Hoover. He is unable to Act authoritatively in foreign affairs and must wait for the new administration. He nnd Mr. Roosevelt are co-operating unofficially to bridge this gap as effectively as possible. Will End Filibustering Filibustering will be robbed of Its effectiveness by this change. At-present March 4 Is the deadline and by talking for the last few weeks of a session, a little band of "willful men" can obstruct all action, and evan kill off appropriation bills necessary to provide money for operation of tho government. The Lame Duck amendment—whose author was Senator George Norrls, Republican, iTebraska, will allow each session to run indefinitely. It leaves no deadline for filibustering speakers to shoot at. They can bo worn down If they persist, and the prospect of ultimate failure Is expected to prove discouraging in most instances. ROOSEVELT STAND DELIGHTS BORAH WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. (A. !>.)— Senator Borah said today tho readiness of President-elect Roosevelt to hear Great Britain's debt case "Is a, mutter of very great ana heartening significance" and something "considerable" may eventually bo accomplished In economic, recovery by that means. .This word from the chairman of the foreign relations committee, whose sentiments are watched closely In the capitals of, the world, was regarded as significant in interested Washington quarters, It came In the wake of emphatic exchanges in the Senate between the two Robinsons, the Indiana RepublU can having assailed the Hoover- Roosevelt stand of yesterday and the Arkansas Democrat replying with a charge that the other was "playing politics." ROMANCE ENDED LOS ANQKLBS, Jan. 81. (U, P.)— The center pole gave way today beneath a .romance of the big top whon Dr. George- W. Boyd, circus physician, filed suit for divorce against Mabel Boyd, equestrienne. Ho romplalned that »ho WHH "arrogant and ludlffer- ont" toward him. ' . LEFT $190, BUT BELIEVED (United Prcti Leated Wire) PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21. — The 1190*000 estate of William T. Snod- graos, former Philadelphia merchant, who was thought to have died pen'hi- lesH in a Lou Angeles hotel, will go to Pennsylvania Institutions. According to the will of the 73 -year- old recluse, which was filed for probate today, the money will be shared by the Pennsylvania Hospital, the Presbyterian Hospital, both In Philadelphia, and the Masonic Home at Ellzabethtown, Pa. He died in a Loa Angeles hotel Au- gufl\4, 1030, a few days after he had refused to pay n hospital bill and had left the Institution. He wan believed without money, but a few days after his death 100,000 in bonds and 190,000 In cash were found In his room and in a safe deposit box, - «-*-* Cal. Edison Seeks Schedule Approval (United Pre»» Leated "Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21,— The Southern California Edison Company has applied to tho railroad commission for an order approving cancellation of a wholesale power schtduie In southern California and thd San Joaquln valley, and adopting a new schedule. The company said It did, not expect to make any material changes in rates. SIGN LA BARBA NEW YORK, Jan. 31. (A. P.)— Fidel La Burba has been signed to face Soman Wutaon, British featherweight champion, In Mucllson Square Garden next Friday night, thus giving flatlo history a chunco to rcpoat Itself. Montagu Norman and Mrs. - Celia Worsthorne Are Wed at Chelsea (Unite* Frets tented Wire) LONDON, Jan. 2t.—Montagu N'or- inan, governor of the Bank of ICng- Innd, was married at tho Chelsea registry office today to Mrs. Prlsclllji. Cella Maria AVortshorne. The romanfte. of the 81-year-old financier had not been suspected until formal "notification of intention to wed was filed yesterday, Mrs. Wortshorne, divorced wife of Alexander Wynand-Koch Wortshorne, is 33. Norman arrived at the registry office by automobile. His usual shyness manifested Itself at once, Ho slipped Into the office through a aide entrance, under guard of half a dozqti policemen. Ho was accompanied by his 83-year- old mother, his uncle, Sir Mark Collet, and Lady Florence Norman. Norman and his bride arrived at tho registry office.at 8:30 n. in. Officials had little more than gotten to their desks. " Charwomen in nearby buildings • craned out of windows, wondering what all the fuss was about so early In tho day. Mrs7 Wortshorno entered the offlc» secretly by an obscure entrance. Norman, aware that reporters and photographers were waiting outside, took his bride out u side entrance and de- . parted by automobile, while the car in which he arrived waited at another door. The bride's father was* described as a major of Belgian artillery. A deputy .. registrar officiated at the wedding. EXPL01NFAIAL 10301 Blast and Fire in Morelia Also Leave Twenty Families' Without Homes fAstoolated Prett Leated wtrei * MEXICO CITY, Jan. 21.—Latest advices received hero today were that at least 30 persons were killed yesterday In an explosion nnd fire In Mon-- lla, about 125 miles northwest of Mexico City. At least 20 houses were destroyed. The disaster was caused when n chauffeur lighted a lamp while filling the gasoline tank of his car. The gasoline ignited and the fire quickly spread to a nearby storehouse containing 60 boxes, of dynamite. The building and all machinery housed tn it Were destroyed. Fire spread to nearby houses, and many occupants were trapped. Military and civil authorities were attempting to control a situation unparalleled in the history of the i-lty. The governor of tho state, high officials and residents in the foreign col.- ony witnessed the tragedy. They pui 1 - tlclpatcd in' relief activities. INCREASE TARIFF TO • MEET CHEAP MONEY (Aatnciated Prett Leafed Wire) WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—A conference today with President Hoover, * Representative Snell, the Republican leader, said he had proposed a resolution to empower the secretary of the treasury to raise tariffs In proportion to depreciation of the currency of tho exporting country. Snell told newspaper men the ques- • tlon would be placed before a caucus of House Republicans next Wednesday. "I have had more' letters on this subject than any other," Snell said. "Everyone wants to know why C,on- gress refuses to act to make tariffs on tho books already effective. Some countries, with currency depreciated by 60 per cent, are flooding this country with goods despite the tnrlff." ' The New Yorker said he bellWod Mr. Hoover was In entire sympathy with the move. Snell proposes n resolution giving authority to tho secretary of tin- treasury, In collecting customs, to take into consideration the value of the currency of 4 the country from which the Import comes nnd Increase the duty In proportion to the difference between that currency and the dollar. , *-»-* Grape Board Wins FirstjLegal Fight (Vnitei Preia Leaieit Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21.—The* California grape control board won Its first fight today to prevent members of tho pool from breaking contracts and selling to Individual buyers rather than marketing their product* through the board. Superior Judge I. L. Harris granted an injunction against the California Products Corporation, and Cianella Hlngh, Sun Joaquln valley grape grower, preventing Singh from selling his grapes to the company after he hud agreed to let tho pool handle his products. Assemblyman Would Cut Governor's Pay SACRAMENTO, Jan. 21.—AsseiVibly- Binn Charles W. Grtibbs of Los Angnles has introduced a bill in the Legislature to reduce Governor Ralph's salary from ?10,000 to $8000 a year. > The bill also provided two of thn governor's secretaries be cut from »5000 to 13600 annually, nnd a-4hlrd secretary from $6000 to J3300. Reductions in other expense!! of • the governor's office also were Included in the bill. BRITISH SHIP AGROUND PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 21. (A. P.) . The Merchants' Exchange here received a radio report at 3:.'IO o. m.'to- ddy thut'tho British steamer MovaVIn was aground In tho Columbia river, off Hcnrlcl, Ore., about 20 mllea from 1'ortluiitl.

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