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Bakersfield, California
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Wednesday, January 25, 1933
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THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORN1AN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25,1933 Whistler's Portrait of Mother, "Mona Lisa" Among Pictures (Associated Press Leased "Wire) /CHICAGO, Jan. 25.—Visitors to ^~* Chicago's world fair next June will find a treasure house -which with Its contents will be worth $30,* 000,000. The house will cost $15,000,000 and Its treasures that much more, officials estimated today. In secret conferences they are making elaborate plans to protect tholr • lakoahoro fairyland and Its store of art and commercial wonders from Bhopllfters and other nlmblo-flngered folk. The nation's oldest detective agency, supplemented by city police and at times the secret service, will guard tVio grounds and the mllllbns of visitors expected to attend. Day and night watches will be set on the "Mona Lisa," the world's most valuable painting, If Ambassador Paul CJaudel of France Is successful In his attempt to bring it to the fair. It was stolon once from the Louvro in Paris whom It now hangs. Whistler's portrait of his mother will receive scarcely less attention. Delicate scientific mechanlsma of all sorts will be guarded from thieves. But pickpockets and swindlers who follow the nation's crowds will find their oldest organized enemy ready for them. Uninvited and undesirable visitors will be ahown tho Rate by a national detective agency (Plnkerton's). Tho firm policed nearly every larpo fair held In this country since It was formed in 1850. Last summer its men protected visitors to the Olympic games in Los Angeles, and sold tickets. "The Eye," as criminals cnll the agency, will not sell tickets at tITc fair BUtes, but 200 uniformed men will patrol regular beats about the grounds. Others, recruited from many clllcs, In plain clothes will mingle with the crowds In search of thieves, confidence moil nml other crowd-followers. One-Armed Man, Bitten by Snake, Operates on Self -<•$> (Associated Press Leased Wire) NEW ORLEANS, Jnn. 2B.—The story of a one-armed man who operated on himself and saved hla life after being bitten by a poisonous snake deep In the swamps of Baratarla, Louisiana, was brought here today. The trapper, Charles A. Wloheres, of' Gretna, La., fell and landed on a oottonmouth moccasin, one of the most deadly of" swamp reptiles, whleh bit him on the wrist of his, only arm. With his knife clutched between his teeth, he slashed open the snake bite and sucked out the poison. Pressing the arm against; his side, he walked more than a mil* to his pirogue, moored In a canal. There he secured a fishing line, and, holding It stretched between his right foot and teeth, made a tornlquet. This done, he rowed with his one swollen hand to the home of Doctor Edward C, St. Louis, at Lafltte, who gave him a snake serum and pronounced the wound not serious. CAPONE'S SISTER ESCAPES DEAIH Chicago Gangsters Fire Four Bullets in Direction of Mrs. Maritote Chicagoan Shot to ' Death Mysteriously /Assarialcd 1'resn Leased Virnl t'IUC.A<;<J, .Tun. ZS. —Police dipped intrt root-lit troubles of undertakers and livery men with union drivers today In quest of u motive for the slaying of Joseph MurtlnkuK, -10, owner of an automobile service. Martinkus was shot down last night ag he made a mad dash from his uu- tomobilt-, parked near his garage, to his home. A moment before, shots had pierced the side of the machine but hud not wounded him. I Associated Press Leased Wire) CHICAGO, Jan. 25 — A. report that Mrs. Mafalda Maritote, sister of Al Capone, former "czar" of Chicago's gangland barely escaped death when four bullets were fired In her direction, was under Investigation by Chicago police today. The report, published In a Chicago newspaper, said the shots wero fired late yesterday by gunmen from an automobile while Mrs. Maritote was walking from a residence with her 9-months-old daughter, Delia Ilosa, to get Into a motor car, following a visit with the parents of her husband, John J. Maritote. A woman at tne Maritote home, who declined to give her name, denied that anyone had shot tit Mrs. Maritote iind said that the noise of the shots camp from two cars half a block away. She thought the sound fas due ro tho cars "backfiring." paid no attention to the matter, mid did not make any report of the Incident. to the. police. . Capon*- is now in tho government prison at Atlanta, Ga., nerving a 10- year sentence on a charge- of having violated the federal income tax law. PILOTS KILLED Stewardess, Miss Cornelia Pederman, Is Injured; Proves Heroine (United Press Leased Wire) EUCJEN13, Ore., Jan. 25.—Mian Cornelia Pederman, Alameda, one of the small group of young women who rldo tho nation's commercial passenger pitmen as stewardesses, received unstinted praise today for demonstrating the cool-headedness of her craft In time of disaster. Miss Pederman received a broken ankle, outs and bruises here late yesterday when tho trl-motored United Air Line passenger plane to which she was assigned crashed In taking off and burned. Her pilot and copilot wero killed. Rescuers said the girl, despite her- Injuries and tho roaring flames about her, was calm and possessed when sho was extricated from the burning wreckage. "We have to be prepared for all emergencies," she laconically commented as her wounds were being dressed. j Harold R. Adams, 36, veteran pilot, and Copilot Kenneth Householder, 25, both of Seattle, were killed when the huge craft plunged Into a vacant house and. exploded In flames In taking off during a storm. G. "W. Neol, aeronautical Inspector, exonerated the pilot of blame for the mishap. He said it was believed the left motor had slowed down as the plane left- tho ground, causing It to falter momentarily, strike telephone wires and hurtle Into tho house. The company had canceled all passenger reservations before the plane left Portland for San Francisco be- causo of tho storm. The plane brought Its mail cargo here and was preparing to return to Portland at the time It crashed. Movement Stop Drilling of Crooked Holes L OS ANGELES. Jan. 25. —Movement to stop the drillng of crooked holes In California oil fields has been started as n. result of a mild boom In tho town lot section of Huntingdon Beach, where wells are being punched down underneath the ocean bed. There Is nothing, against tho prac- tlco now, legally, and up to somo years ago a crooked hole was regarded as Impossible to guard against. However, modern methods permit of straight drilling and the same law that Texas has against crooked holes Is being advocated In California to prevent drainage. The ttdelands under which Tioles are' being sent at ITunttngton Beach belong to tho stntu mid Homo months ugo voters turned down a proposition to permit title to those particular lands to bo wholly vested wllh ItuiH- Ington Beach, as plans worn under way to drill them for tho city's benefit. Tho Texas law, which Is being advocated hern, necessitates holes bo- Ing surveyed at certain depths by accredited oil engineers at the expense of tho operator, and tho surveys furnished to the state with the "log" of tho well. Defendants Winners of Kern Million-Dollar Court Fight C IVIL suit Involving 1 Kern mining' properties valued at approximately $1,000,000, ended yesterday In Superior Court here, when Judgo Allan B. Campbell rendered judgment In favor of defendants In the COHO of C. V. Cole vs, Craig, Johnson and Howard, et al. Tho properties Involved In the suit Included Cole's No. 1, 2, 8, 4, 6, 6, 7, 8 and 9 placer gold claims in Goler Canyon, and tile property of tho defendants Involved, in tho legal controversy Included tho Rich Diggings, Yellow Lilly, New Hope and tho Edith E., all located on the floor of tho canyon, and INSULl DIRECTOR IS SUED i Utilities Investment. Inc., i Faces $-10,000,000 New Action Oil Agreements II. J. Barneson ft ux to Bankllne Oil Company—Assignment of oil lease covering southwest quarter of northwest quarter of northeast quarter section 6, 29-24. Sypross Petroleum Company to Fred D. Turner—one-sixth royalty, sublease to past half of east half of north- wtHf. quarter of southwest quarter nnd I west half of southwest quarter »ec- i tlon 22, 3'2-2'A. extending over t^ distance of about two miles, Valuo of the claims was estimated from UOO to $150 the linear foot. Mel Brlttun, of Uakersfiold, was attorney for tho defense, and tho plaintiff was represented hy Charles L. Gllmoro of Sacramento, n. L. Gilmore, petroleum and mining engineer, did the engineering work In connection with tho case for tho victorious defendants. The suit has been In court since tho summer of 1D32. Several hundred persons, incuding lease holders, minors and others, wero directly Interested In tho outcome of the legal battle. Cole, tho-plaintiff, complained that the defendants' claims worn located on his ground, but tho court found that Cole's No. 2, 3 and 4 gold claims wero on other men's properties. IN SINGLE WEEK (Associated Press Leased Wire) NEW YOJIK, Jan. 25.—D.'Uly uvr-r- age gross crude-oil production In I ho United States Increased '12'in VwrrelH In the week ended tho twenty-first Instant, totaling 2,015,SOO barrels, tho American I'etroleum Institute weekly summary Indicates. Dully average production enst of California decreased 6850 barrels to 1,542,900 barrels. Imports of crude and refined oils at principal United States ports totaled 1,253,000 barrels against 691,000 barrels. Refineries representing fll.6 percent of estimated total capacity, operated at 50.0 per cent of their capacity, re- ' ported (iully average runs of crude oil | to stills as 2.106,000 barrels, Dully j average the previous week for refln- | cries representing !U.O per cent of total, operated at 56.2 per cent of capacity, was 1,984,000 barrels. Daily average cracked gasoline by | refineries representing I'd.-I per rent of i total charging capacity was 3!M,000 barrels. Dally average the previous week by refineries representing !'5.4 per cent of total was 379,000 barrels. Sacramento Oil Firms Announce Gas Price Fall | i. ——— fc ,<t (United Press L<-aseil Wire) SACRAMENTO, Jan. 25. — All major oil companies here tftday announced a drop of 1|' z cents per gallon In the price of gasoline. First grade gasoline sold at mi cents a gallon, while the third structure fuel brought 13| 2 cents at stations of the larger companies. Independents were quoting prices as low ns 12 cents a gallon. The quotation included state and federal taxes. Officials of the major companies here had no explanation to offer for the slump, other than to express belief the cuts were made to adjust the prices to those prevailing in Los Angeles. • DECREASE N01ED A. P. STAIE'S DECREASE Showing a den-ease of 2.7 per cent from tho preceding week, the weighted average f. o. li. reflnory price of United States motor guHollnp. In IS refinery districts of the United States on January 14, was 5.113 cents per gallon, according to tho weekly survey released yesterday by J. Kdward Jones, New York. This price Is also 2.1 per cent, lower than tho 5.221 cents of January 16, 1332. The average service station price exclusive of the state tnx in 162 cities was 11.509 i cents per gallon, a decrease of 1.2 per I i-ent from tho previous week and of 10.3 per cent from 'the comparative 1DI12 figures. The weighted average price of crude oil ut the wolln In 12 production districts was 73.11 cents per barrel, the snmo as tho week before, but lower ! by ].!» per i-ent from the 75 cents of j January It), 193". Association Stakes New Kettleman Site Kettle nnn North Dome Association has .stal otl location for Its No. S3-30J, just IGfi feet south and 1131 feet west from th > northeast corner of section 30. 21-1". Collection of mate-rials for drilling -it tin-, projei-t Is underway. TEST UNDER WAY AT LILLIS-ILCH SITE I Test of the LIllis-AVolch Xo. 1. well, ! on section 24, 2l-1ii, at Kettlcman TIllls, by the North Kettleman Oil and I das Company, was under way today •after weeks of preparation. i The! 7-Inch casing was landed cue- i n-Ksfiilly at 0640 feet in the 993H-foot well and the test Is bc>l;ig made of showings oncountored bi'lwfi.-n !'6Sr, fiHit and bottom. Should the showings fall to show commercial production It is intended that drilling should then continue until a depth of at least 11,000 foer Is reai-heil. The woll Is thn doi'pesl lu tho ICuttinman field, and if drilled to II,WIO f.-r-t would become thu dcepeM well in the world. Crude oil production In California for the week which ended January 21 averaged 472,400 barrels dally, a tlo- crt'iiHi- of 2400 burn-In In the dully average when compared to tho output, of tin; previous week, according to the American Petroleum Institute. Figures for tho week, showing the dally average crude production In bur- rels for each field, and tho decline or Increase in thu output, when compared with tlio week previous, nre: Field- Long Beach Santa Fe Huntington jDominguez Inglewood 67,000 55,100 26,900 18,100 12,300 Ventura ............. 36,500 Seal Beach ........... 11,100 Midway ............. 4H.300 Elwood .............. 13,200 Kettleman ........... 61,300 Del Rey .............. 12,900 All others ............ 109,700 Dec. »ioo *1«00 600 200 100 1100. 700 *1200 400 2200 Totals 472,460 2400 (•1 Increase. Tho dully average compares with a dully iivcnipn of iiOS.GOO barrels registered for I ho sumo week In 1932 and Gal-Western Turns Attention to Front California Western Oil Company, after completing a well recently at Mount I'ot-o Creek, has turned Its at- tontlon to thn Kern V'ront field, and Is prepared to spud In Its No. 1 on section 23, 27-27. Cnl-Wostorn brought In Its No. II, on section 7, 2S-29, January 17. for an Initial production of 350 ban-els dally, which has been boosted to more than twice that figure. SETS SURFACE PIPE Assnolated Oil Company has drilled Its Williamson No. 1 well, section 2, 26-20, at Lost ITIIls, to n depth of 2031 feet, and Is setting surface casing. Drown shalo predominates at tho present depth, 'llio project Is being financed by several major firms, which hold land In tho area, for the purpose of determining possibilities of commercial production ut a great depth. with a dally average of 535,200 barrels credited to the corresponding week. In 1!)31. j AID FILIPINOS TO RETURN j WASHINOTO-V, Jan. 23. (1 T . F.) — j Tlie House Immigration committee t<>- j day favorably reported the Dlolcstein bill authorizing federal assistance- In the reparation of unemployed Filipinos in the United States. "You said it_we need a Big Car!" ' SAYS HARRY 0. IDWARDS, URCHMONT,. NEW YORK i Associated Press Leased irfiv / | CHICAGO, Jan. 25.—To tho maze of litigation involving tho enterprises of j Samuel In.sull, oiiu-llme utilities czar, I had been added today a $-10,000,000 suit against the entire directorate of In.sull Utilities Investment, Inc., half- billion dollar holding company. .Suit was filed in Federal Court, by Attorney Lewl.s Jacobson, counsel for petitioning creditors In the bankruptcy action against the si'ivestment concern, now in receivership. Kntitlod "St.. John's Church vs. Samuel 1n- sull." tin- action was filed in behalf of approximately 20,000 holders of tho trust's debentures. St. John's Church was located In Michigan, the suit sot forth, but. did not say where in the Mate. I.'pon filing of the suit, subpoenas were if sued uguluM tho defendants— Samuel In.sull, his brother, Martin, .Stiinucl Insull, Jr., and 12 other directors'. , The bill of complaint charged Hint tho company paid large dividends from 1920 to 1032 with the sanction of I ho directorate although it had no surplus; that between December 1, 1U31, and April 18, 1932, tho date on which thu trust went into receivership, tho directors approved large SUIUK in settlement of claims and law suits, and that the defendants purchased much stock of dubious value. The. bill ' further alleged that tho directorate of the holding concern op- crated an intra-mural selling garni.- In which stocks of various Insull operating companies wore sold and resold to each other to create a fictitious income. VERA CRUZ GUERILLA CHIEFS FACING TRIAL "W. picked Plymouth because it's so BIG in Size... and Value" "\ yTAYBE you haven't got a big 1V1 family like Harry D. Edwards, but you certainly want plenty of room in your car. You'll find that people who want comfort... who want to relax ... who want driving to be real fun.:; are picking Plymouth. , Because it's ». full-sized car... and because it's the only low-priced Six that is free of all vibration..; the only one with Floating Power engine mountings! • Whatdopeoplethinkofit?Ask Mr. Edwards. He's an engineer. He says: "In my opinion, any car is behind-the-times without Floating.Power! Or, for that matter, without Hydraulic Brakes or a safety-steel body!" Ask your dealer for a Floating Power ride in the new Plymouth. Also ride in the other two low* priced cars. Then decide! • • • 4-DOOR SEDAN NOW $90 LESS— Four-Door Sedan $545, Convertible Coupe $965, Coupe with Rumble Seat $525, Business Coupe $495. Prices f.o.b. factory j PLYMOUTH SIX '495 AND UP F.O.B. FACTORY * SOLD BY 7,232 OESOTO, DODGE AND CHRYSLER DEALERS (Associated Press Leased \Tire) | MEXICO CITY, Jan. 25.—Former I guerilla leaders in the- state of Vera i Cruz, according to dispatches te- i ceived here, will be brought to trial before military tribunals to answer '< for crimes committed while Colonol i Adalbert!) Tejeda was governor of thai state. ! At th>- same time military officials 1 row in Vera Cruz enforcing the jiar- ; ci-llns of land as provided In the fed- j tral constitution will investigate charges lalrl before. President Tlodrl- KUOZ that Agrarian irregulars carried their depredations .in complicity with the .state officials. Mayor Kplpmcnio Guzman of Vera i Cruz, dispatches 10 the newspaper j "Kxcelslor" state, hn.s been accused of murdering a merchant of that city mid'wns hold by the federal military MUthorlUcH. The report adds, how- i.-ver, that the mayor left today for Mexico City where he will appeal his i-ase to higher federal officials--. lagging appetite There Is a reasonable way to correct this condition. Pause and reason. You know that body weakneae is frequently the result of a weak blood "picture"—lowering: of the red- blood-cells and tholr hemoglobin— that are so very necessary to «tr«nerth and vitality. Then why not try S.S.S.—the proven tonic fop decades? Its value • has been proved by extensive scien- tific research and by millions of happy users. Take S.S.S. and note the way your Htrength and appetite are restored. Two convenient sizes at a.11 drug stores—the larger slzo la more eoo> nomical. Don't permit any one to "switch" you In your determination to restoro your red-blood.cells and their hemoglobin content for regrain- ins strength. © Tb« S.s.s. Co. War-Debt Parley Asked by Finland (Associated Press Leased W(re) WASHINGTON, .Tan. JJu.—The Tln- iilsh mlnlHter, L. Astrom, applied to the state department today for a dla- euHBlon o( war debta owed litre by hln country, and wits told that repre- seiitatlveH of 1'Mnland will bo wel- riimed on the same conditions granted to Knh'lrind and other nations which met their December 15 Installments. builds stur ANY WATCH REPAIRED Materials Ui*d at Cost Reader's Jewelers 1D22 Nineteenth Street AUTO GLASS SPECIAL (Two Weeks Only) j Any Size Crystal Door Glass i Installed for $2.25 Tribble Glass and Mirror Work* 1906 Nineteenth Street Phon* 314 SUSPECT SHOOTER JAILED MEIlCISn, Jan. 20. (U. P.)— Lupo Mai-tine/., 27, sought (or four montliB in connection with tho shooting lust September 14 of Mateo Alexandra. lilvlngston rancher, was held in thn county jail here today. He was found by county authorities In a small whack near Livingston. Aloxundro waH in tin- county hospital, partially para- lyzod from his woundB. "cti(?Z" >. After a heated nnd prolonged Hessloii, the Board of Councllmcn of Mexico City ruled that a "dance marathon" hilled to appear In one of the capltal'B principal theaters '''benefited nobody" and that u permit for the exhibition •vvoulO noi be flvim In this startling trick, the magician seemingly pushes a huge threaded needle through the body of an assistant, pulling the needle put the other aide, followed by the thread. IXPLANATIONi Under the clothes of the victim is a pipe, extending around one eide of his body from front to back. The needle, which is flexible, is inserted in the front end of the pipe, is carried around the body and emerges from die pipe in back. This operation is performed BO quickly that the audience does not notice that the needle and thread are momentarily shortened during the act. SOUBCU: "Manic Stage Illusions and Scientific Diversions" *y Albert A. Hopkins... Munn & Co. It's fun to be fooled ... it's more fun to KNOW We like tricks...but we prefer to keep them out of business. Here's one that's interesting...The illusion that by some obscure mugic certain cigarettes are "coou*" than others. THE EXPLANATION: CoolllCSS IS dctcr- ininctl by the speed of burning. Fresh cigarettes burn slowly. They're cool. F'urchcd, dry cigarettes burn fast. They're hot. Camels are carefully wrapped in moisture-proof cellophane. the fu- KEPT FRESH IN THE WELDED HUMIDOR PACK Copntltit, 1033, B. J. Uejuolds Tobacco Compin; mous, air-tight Humidor Pack. Cumels arc cool because they're fresh. A cigarette blended from choice non- irrituting tobaccos also gives a cooler effect than one that is harsh'and acrid. The finer the tobacco the less irritating it is, and therefore the "cooler." It is a fact, well known by leaf tobacco experts, that Camels are made from finer, MORE EXPENSIVE tobaccos than any other popular brand. This is why Camels arc cool and mild, non-irritating—full of flavor. This is why Camels have given more pleasure to more people than any other cigarette ever made. It's the tobacco that counts. Keep the 'famous welded Humidor Pack on your Camels. It assures you u fresh, cool smoke. NO TRICKS ..JUST COSTLIER TOBACCOS 1 N A MATCHLISS •LIN 0

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