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LA ST EDITION COMPLETE ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE* LAST EDITION THE GREAT NEWSPAPER OF THE SOUTHERN SAN'JOAQUifj VALLEY ' FULL AND EXCLUSIVE UNITED PHESS REPORT _ V6L; XLII 14 PAGES BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1933 TWO SECTIONS No. 158 DEMAND KERN WATER RATE SLASH *• sores STRIKE CALLED AGAINST HITLER IS CRUSHED Foreign Minister Seeks 'Approval of Powerful Prince Saionji JAPAN UNWORRIED REGARDING LEAGUE i Jehol Occurrences Must Be Considered Purely •Internal Problem COMMENT BY WILL ROGERS! • BEVERLY HILLS, Jan. 31.—(To the Editor of The Bakersfield Cal- Ifornlan): Well, let's see what we' got in today's press that will stand up till tomorrow. "Hundreds marooned by snow in southern California mountains." Well that will be melted by . tomorrow. "France throws overboard another government." Well that won't stand up for another day,' and neither will their new government. "Roosevelt and Ambassador Lindsay of Great- Britain reach understanding." We'll that won't stand up any ' longer than the Senate hears about it. "Henry Ford ticks the bankers again." Well that's not news, he always licked -'em. If more concerns- were owned individually like his and not formed just to sell stock, we would be better off. If your business Is any good why do you want to let everybody in on It? Yours, WILL ROGERS. Avers Body "Has Fallen Down Badly" Making Certain Loans By MILES W. VAUGHN (United I'rcnn Leased Wire) , Jan. 31.—Foreign Minister •*-Yasuya Uchida .was en route to j Okitsu today, presumably to obtain \ the approval of Prince Saionjl, second only to Emperor Hirohito in political matters, for recalling the Japanese delegation to the League of Nations. In' an interview "with correspond- j en ts aboard his train, Count Uchida ynJd: "Japan is unworrled over the course she has pursued In Manchuria nnd we Intend to allow the situation at Geneva to take its own'course." May Ignore League .This was Interpreted, to mean that whatever action the league takes, Japan will ignore It. "Anything that happens In Jehol must be considered as an Internal question relating to Manchoukuo," he added, commenting upon reports that Cnlna would seek to have the threat- etiud seizure of that province treated as* a separate Incident. • The foreign minister's departure to Interview Prince'Saionjl, last of the elder statesmen of Japan who will participate In directing the empire's ,,policies, followed an extraordinary meeting of the cabinet. No announcement was made after the cabinet meeting. It was generally assumed, however, that the ministry reached a definite decision on the course Japan will follow In the event .the league's committee of 1», considering the Manchurian dispute, places the blame on Japan for war- faro in the area. Confers With Emperor Count Uchida went from the cabinet meeting to the Imperial palace, where he. was closeted with the emperor for a sKprt time. Jt was understood that he Submitted the cabinet's conclusions to the 'ruler for approval. Another meeting of the cabinet probably will be, held upon the foreign, minister's return to Tokto 'tomorrow. The belief prevailed that the cabinet will decide definitely at this session whether Japan shall remain in the league or submit her resignation. ' ' U.S. STEEL CUTS ITS J7DIVIDENO 02-Year- Record Broken by Corporation; Will Pay 50c, Feb. 27 (United Pre»t Lcaied Wire) NEW YORK, Jan. 31.—The United States Steel Corporation today reduced Its annual $7 dividend on preferred, stock, smashing a precedent of 32 years standing. The decision affects approximately 82,000 holders of the 3,602,811 shares of preferred stock issued. The hoard declared a dividend of 60 cents a share, /against the regular dividend of $1.76 per quarter paid heretofore. If the 50 cent dividend is continued, in following quarters this year, the stock will be on a $2 annual dividend basis. The dividend Is payable February 27 to stockholders' of record February 3. Never before in the history of the corporation, organized In 1901, hnd It failed to pay preferred shareholders at the $7 rate, although for the past two years the dividends have been paid out of surplus. The company reported a deficit from operations, after ordinary manufacturing expenses of $3,828,272 for the quarter ended December 31, compared to a deficit of $4,474,719 in the three months period ended September 30 and total earnings of $3,970,920 In the fourth quarter of 1931. Production of Ford Car Bodies Resumed (United 1'rcn* Leased Wire) DETROIT, Jan. 31.—Production of Ford bodies restarted at the Briggs ^Manufacturing Company plants with 600 workers on the machines and officials expected that they would have 1000 ..employed by nightfall. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31. (U. P.)— United States Steel preferred slumped nearly 3 points on the San Francisco curb exchange a short time after announcement today that the annual dividend had been reduced. It was offered at 58%, with some odd lots as low as 68, compared with the New York close of 61V4. The highest bid was 66, with no purchasers. HOUSE COMMITTEE * DETROIT, Jan. 31. (A. K)—The Brlggs Manufacturing Company, whoso plants have been tied up for a week by a strike of automobile body workers, announced at 2 o'clock today that U had resumed the production of bod-, ies In Its Highland Park plant for the Ford car. ADVERTISERS' INDEX P.g. ADVANCE ELECTRIC COMPANY 7 BAKEH8FIELD MEMORIAL PARK 8 BROCK, MALCOLM. COMPANY 3 COCONUT 'PROVE i II DAVIS SHOE REPAIR I FINflERHUT, SAM 7 FOX CALIFORNIA II FOX THEATER I UOfiDNIOHT, OR 8 ttkSpLACM SHOE COMPANY 0 HOTEL EL TEJON 8 KIMBALL 1 STONE 4 MITCHELL18 MARKET 7 NILE THEATER..- 8 PACIFIC TEL. & TEL. COMPANY 3 PHILLIPS MUSIC COMPANY 8 PRIOHARO AUTO SERVICE 2 READER'S JEWELERS 9 REDL'IGK'S B REX THEATER 8 RIALTO THEATER 8 TRIBBLE OLA88 WORKS 2 .UNITED IRON WORKS :. 8 "VAN METER, DR 7 VIRGINIA THEATER... 8 WEILL. A., INC 9 "WIOKER8HAM COMPANY 9 WITHAM t BOOTH 8 WRESTLING 11 OKEHS 30-1 (Afnoeiated Prent Leaned Wire) WASHINGTON, Jan. 31. — The House labor ' committee today approved the Connery five-day week six- hour day'bill. Chairman Connery .said he would confer with Speaker'Garner aud ot-her lenders to see about putting the bill before the House for a vote. Under tho measure, any person who knowingly transported commodities or articles produced by workmen working more than Mix hours a day and five days a week in Interstate or foreign commerce, would be subject to u fine of $1000 or not more than three months' Imprisonment, or both. SEES IOWA FARMERS HELPLESSLY TRAPPED (United Prenit Leaned Wite) .DKSMOINES, Iowa, Jan. 31.—Iowa's farmers are caught In a trap which may cause the farmer to fall "victim either to despair.or to counsels of mob violence," Henry A. Wallace farm paper publisher and mentioned as a cabinet possibility, told the Iowa Legislature today. Addressing a joint session of the Assembly callfid to consider farm relief proposals, ^Vallace advocated this four-iiolnt relief program: • 1, Production • control, i. Controlled currency Inflation.. 3. Debt re. ductlon. 4. Manufacture of corn into motor vehicle fuel. POMERENE ASSAILS BANK BORROWERS Says Some ofc Them Have Put Cash, Credit in "Cold Storage" (United Pre.xs Leaned Wire) T1TASHINGTON, Jan. 31.— Chalr- " man Pomerene of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation today charged before a Senate subcommittee that banks were putting cash and credit /'in cold storage" and refusing to carry their burden of financing the country's railroads. Total rail loans authorized aggregated $337,435,093 but only $290,855,683 has been actually disbursed, the corporation reported. Of the latter amount $11,000,000 has been repaid, the committee was Informed. The banking and currency subcommittee considering the resolution, introduced by Senator Couzens, Republican, Michigan, called officials of the corporation and of the interstate commerce commission as first witnesses. Accused of Falling Down Chairman Couzens of the Investigating committee charged that the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, had "fallen down badly in enabling the roads to pay off the banks" and that Pomerene was endeavoring "to mini mlze 'the aid to banks." Chief Examiner Myles Kennedy of the R. P. c. said some of the collateral accepted by the corporation had no "market value" because it Is not listed on any exchange. Kennedy said the corporation accepted for a »39,000,000 Baltimore & Ohio loan collateral valued nt $70,690,000 and that on December 10 its value had depreciated to $64,039,000. Senator Goldsborough, Republican, Maryland, insisted that President Daniel Willard of the B. & O. be permitted to testify before the inquiry ends. Would Force Banks Pomerene said rftany Reconstruction Finance Corporation loans to roads "unfortunately are maturing." He said the Reconstruction Finance Corporation was endeavoring to compel banks to supply a greater proportion of rail credit. "Do you, mean commercial or Investment banks?" Chairman Couzens asked. "I don't distinguish between the two," Pomerene replied. "I mean the banks that regard themselves as reservoirs of credit and take the cash in the community and, after they get It, they treat it as though it were in cold storage." LEHMAN CALLS FOR mmm SAVING fAHKoe.iated Prem Leaned Wire) .ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 31.— A dras T tic new taxation . program, including a retail sales tax, nnd a slash of $73,600,000 in state costs, has been urged upon the state legislature by Herbert H. Lehman, Now York's new "banker governor." A broadened system of income taxation, a higher grfsollno tux and salary cuts for state employes are other principal items In the sweeping program for revenue and retrenchment submitted to the Legislature by Lehman. In asking for $84,800,000 In new revenues, the governor said a deficit of $106,000,000, carried over from the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, now the president-elect, makes the new taxation measures necessary. Seeking to bring New York "out of the red" by July 1, 11)34, us required by the Constitution, Governor Lehman submitted a budget lower .than New York has hnd In seven years. The budget total of, $234,098,531 Is 23.8 per cent lower than Governor Roosevelt's budget as It was approved last year, and scarcely more than half the state's highest budget, of approximately $400,000,000 In 1930. 1 9-FOOT GIANT I ! RUNS AMUCK | (United Prt.** Leased Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31.— John Aaton, 9-foot circus and film giant, who weight 460 poundtj went berserk in detention hoipltal today, smashed furniture and terrified nurses until six members of the staff overpowered him. •The huge man, believed suffering from an ailment of the pituitary gland, Is so large and powerful that hospital attendants were hesitant when he leaped from his 'bed and began wrecking his quarters, When carried from a hotel to an ambulance last night, he was said to be suffering from a brain tumor.. His condition today, however, put- zled physicians. :T CAILEDJY DEATH John Galsworthy, 65, Passes Peacefully, Following Long Illness NEW REVOLT First Attempts of Two Intransigent Bodies Unsuccessful Claim Local Concern Netting High Return on Capital Invested DISTURBANCES IN MANY DISTRICTS Students, Other Parties, However, Aid Nazi; Several Killed (United Presn Leased Wire) IXJNDON, Jan. 31.— John GUIs- worthy, dramatist arid novelist, died today after. a llnKerlng Illness. The novelist dle.d peacefully. His wife and nephew and members of his household, Including the cook nnd chauffeur, were nt his hedslde. Galsworthy, who was 85, contracted a chill last November and developed an Illness which he never completely shook off. His death was ascribed directly to uremia, on outgrowth of the original Illness. . His Illness prevented him from going to Stockholm to receive the Nobel prize for literature which had been awarded to him. Shaw and Kipling: were the only other British authors awarded the prize. The novelist died at his home In Hampstead, a quiet residential section of northwest London. Widely Read Writer The novels comprising the "Forsyte Saga" were among the works that made Galsworthy one of the two most widely read British novelists, sharing popular honors with H. G. Wells. Most of his later novels supplemented the Forsyte picture, and his last "Flowering Wilderness," was the modern story of distant cousins of the Forsyte clan. Character portrayal was the feature of Galsworthy's plays as well as his novels. He was the first British dramatist of distinction to allow his characters an entirely natural manner of speaking. His best known plays were "The Silver Box," "Just- tlce," "Loyalties," and "Escape." Tires of Law Galsworthy was born nt Coombe, Surey, August 14, 1867. His father was a distinguished and wealthy London barrister, and Galsworthy chose the law as a profession after his education at Harrow and New College, Oxford. But he found the law tiring and started a world cruise, during which he did his first serious writing, In 1893. His first novel, "Jocelyn," appeared In 1898, but he did not receive wide attention until publication of "The Island of Pharisees" In 1906. * • • Boilermaker Slays . Youth and Himself (United Press Leaned Wire) KURI3KA, Jan. 31.—Earl Richardson, 17-year-old high school student, and Clifford Agee, railroad boilermaker, died today an the result of what authorities termed an assorted triangle. Agee, estranged from his wife a week ago, called tit tho home where she was living and asked that Ulch- ardson, who resided nearby, be summoned. When Richardson arrived, Agree shot him twice, then turned the gun on himself. Both died in a hospital. By FREDERICK KUH (United Press leased Wire) T>ERLIN, Jan. 31. — Communists •*-* and Socialists called for a general strike today against the government of Adolf Hitler, Nazi leader, while Hitler began his first day as chancellor by seeking parliamentary. .,_8up$art;wto.-.,guarantee the'existence of his regime.' First strike efforts of the' Communists aud Socialists combined to form a united front against Hitler, appeared unsuccessful. Dockworkers at Hamburg Ignored the demands of agitators. Tramcar windows were smashed nnd shots were fired before the Communists were dispersed. Communist Slain A Communist was killed In Breslau and two National Socialists were stabbed In a street fight precipitated by a Communist demonstration against the Hitler government. Similar disturbances occurred in Berlin and other cities. There was a riot at Wuppertal where a band of National Socialists broke the windows in a trade union build- Ing. There wa« .some shooting and a man was wounded. At Boerseingfeld In'the province of Llppe another National Socialist band stormed the town hall, tore down the Republican colors, burned them and hoisted tho swastika flag of their party. Police In Berlin were kept busy nil day dispersing Demonstrations in sections Inhabited by worklngmen. Confers With Centrists Hitler received Centrist leader, Dr. Ludwig Knqs, and was understood to have offered the Centrists the post of ministry of justice In exchange for their support. Johannes Bell, one of (Continued on Page Thirteen) .T^EMAND for lower water rates i^-' in the city of Biikerafield was nuido today in a complaint filed with tho California Railroad Commission, in San Francisco, against the California Water Service Company. The complaint was filed on behalf of the city of Bakorsfleld by City Manager W. D. Clarke and alleges that the water distribution concern nets approximately 11 per cent return on its Investment, far ubove that provided by law. Particular objection Is^lodgod to a charge of $2.25 each month for every flro hydrant In the olty. The city, according to the complaint, claims that no charge should bo made .for this service, as the company Is using city streets for Its main. Hearing Urged The complaint requests that the railroad commission members convent) in Bakersfield soon to Investigate activities of the water company and to reduce the rates here. Discussing the situation today, City Manager Clarke .reported that the California Water Service Corporation has been charging 18% cents for every 100 cubic feet of water used up to 540 cubic feet; 1C cents for every 100 cubic feet up from 640 cubic feet to 2000 cubic feet; 9 cents for every .100 cubic •feet'from 2000.cuhtc feet to- 4000~cuble feet, and 8% cents for every 100 cubic feet over 4000 feet. Meter Rates Tho minimum meter rates being charged are Jl monthly for %-lneh! mains, $1.25 monthly for $i-lnch| mains, J1.7!i monthly for 1-inch mains, $2.50 monthly for l^.lnch mains, $4 monthly for 2-Inch mains, and $7.50 monthly for 3-Inch mains, the city manager sajd. Flat rate for residences is $1 monthly for the first three rooms, 15 cents for each additional room, 1% cents for each front foot, 20 cents for each toilet and 20 cents for each bathtub, tho city manager reported. City Claims "The city believes that the charges are unfair, excessive, unjust and unreasonable; that the company Is earning approximately 11 per cent on Its Investment; that the water company Is using the city streets for Its water mains, and that by reason thereof no charge sKoulcl be made for city hydrants," he said. The city manager expressed confidence that a hearing of the commission will be held here soon and that a reduction In rates will follow the conference of the commissioners and city officials. Real Estate Man Murdered After Foreclosure Sale (A»Koelated Preaa Penned Wire) MOUND CITY, Kan., Jan. 31.— Luther D. Marr, 67, Kansas City real estate dealer who came here yesterday to foreclose a mortgage on a farm, was found fatally wounded on a highway last night. Marr had been shot several times. His body had been dragged from his motor car, which was pierced with bullets. . The foreclosure was on a 500- acre farm, which Mrs. Marr said her husband had traded to J. M. Holzapfel of Colony, Kan., druggist, for an apartment house. RECALL OF ROLPH DECLARED "PLOT" Broadside Ts Issued Against State Grange From Office of Executive New York Life and Aetna Present Definite Statements ACTION TAKEN ON GOVERNOR'S PLEA BURNS FATAL TO 8. F. MAN SAN FRANCISCO, Jan, 31. (A. P.)— IIul Hulstrom, 39, local sales manager for a nation-wide concern, died tgdny of burns received when his automobile caught first yesterday on tho Twin l j onka road. Death Comes to Rev. F. M. Lark in, Methodist Leader (United Trent Leaned Wire) SAN MARINO, Calif., Jan. 31.— Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at San Qabriel cemetery for Or. Francis M. Larkin, 71, executive secretary of the California State Church Federation, who died at his home here yesterday. A native of Cincinnati, Larkln matriculated at'Ohio We»- leyan, Boston and Oxford Universities and following his ordination In the Methodist ministry, held pastorates at Los Angeles, San Francisco and Redlands. He was i a trustee of the University of I Southern California. DALADIER COMPLETES CABINET FORMATION lAmtnclatcd Press Leaned Wire) PARIS, Jan, 31.—Edouard Daladler, radical Socialist party leader, completed today the formation of a new French government and presented his cabinet to President Albert Lebrwi. Tho ministry was dependent on the Socialist party's support and Its tenure of office therefore was precarious as the Socialists today showed discontent by voting against the February credits to carry the .government expenses. Premier Dalndler will present his cabinet to the Chamber of Deputies on Friday. The cabinet was the same as that of former Premier Joseph Pnul-Bon- cour, who was overthrown Saturday, except for seven new faces. Theso were Senators Petiancler and Serre, and Deputies) Appell, Paganon, Albert, Hulin and Lnmoureux. It was one of the smallest cabinets in recent years, containing 18 deputies nnd 4 senators. SPRAYED BY FLAMING DEAD (United Prenn Leased Wire) ! BANNINC!, Jan. 31.—Sprayed by j flaming gasoline, two men were j burned to death nnd two others probably fatally burned In an automobile I accident near here today. The dead were Roger Simpson nnd John Maschek, both of Los Angeles. Clifford Shoemaker of Los Angeles and an un- I identified man were injured. Simpson, Mnschelf and the unldon- • tlfled man were driving toward Los Angeles when their automobile collided with a heavy gasoline tank truck, driven by Shoemaker. Tho { gasoline exploded, trapping the men < In u blazing Inferno. BUT IS BROKEN (United 1'ri'nn Leaned Wire) LOS ANUI5LK8, Jan. 31.— Chaffoe Karl, who inherited more than $3,000,000 from the estate of hl.s father, the late Edwin T. Hurl, publisher, Is a bankrupt. Bankruptcy Ilofereo James L. Irwln held with creditors who had sought since November to have him adjudged Insolvent. They alleged ho had committed act« of bankruptcy by preferring certain creditors. Refi-ree Irwln ruled that MM. Alice Bunch ' Karl, his wife, could ho classed UK a creditor In that she holds a $5000 Judgment ag.-ilnst Karl for attorney's ffi-H, besides a claim for ffliiO monthly alimony. Mrs. Karl once charged her husband spent more money on one of his race horses, winner of the Agua Callente derby, than he did on her. (Associated Press Leaned Wirt) SACRAMKNTO, Jan. 31.—Broadsides were fired today at the California State Grange's contemplated recall of Governor Rolph by officials of the latter's office in a statement branding the movement as a "political plot" and by the California agricultural legislative committee repudiating reports of affiliation. William C. McCarthy, secretary to the governor, Issued a statement defending bis superior, who is ill In a Han Francisco hospital. McCarthy snld that the recall movement v is nothing but a political plot to em T bnrrasH Governor Rolph at a time when the best minds of the state should be concentrated upon the state's financial situation. Foes Called Disgruntled "Choosing a time whun I lie chief executive of the state HC-M on a sick bed suffering the results of long hours spent In his office during' tho legislative sessions, these disgruntled politicians prppose to launch a recall petition," McCarthy stated. "They charge Incompetently, n generalized allegation, unsupported nnd unproved. "They would have the minds of the people of California distracted from the serious affairs of government with an election which will cost the already harassed* taxpayers one-half million dollars." The agricultural legislative committee of California denied, through Ralph II. Taylor, Its executive secretary, that it lias taken any part In the proposed recall proceedings. Not Work of Real Farmers "Tills committee of more than 70,000 farmers is strictly a nunpartlsan farm organization," Taylor said, "devoted to safeguarding the Interests of California agriculture In state and na- (Contiiiucd un Page Thirteen) ITALY ACCEPTS U. S. OFFER ON WAR DEBT FOUND DEAD; SUICIDE LOS ANOIJLKS, Jan. 31. (U. P.)— The body of Francis J. TravwrH, 55, of Seattle, was found slumped in his automobile on the University of California campus hero today. Carbon monoxide fumes carried from the exhaust through a hose had caused his death. Famous Chicago Thoroughfare Is 100 Years of Age (Annoi'luted 1'ren.i l,ca*cd Wire) CHICAGO, Jan, 31.—State street celebratec Its one hundredth anniversary today. The famous street was a dirt road 100 years ago nnd had to be crossed on a log In bad weather. Then it was three blocks long, arid the shabby buildings which lined the highway were looked down upon by the prouper- CJUB merchant* of the Lake street area, which was expected to become the city's business center. But the tide of fortune switched and State street became known as one of the world's great shopping districts. Prenn Leaned Wire) ROMR, Jan. 31.— Tho Italian government accepted today tho offer of the United States government for a discussion of the war debt as soon as possible after I'resldunt-elect Koobe- velt takes office. The acceptance was made without reference to possible trade discussions. The announcement simply -stated that Premier Mussolini has given a favorable answer to the American government's offer. The communique said, "The head of the government has given Instructions to tho ambassador In Washington to respond favorably to fche oft'er of the American government to discuss tho question of debts." AIMEE AT BALBOA BAM1OA, C. '/.., Jan. 31. (O. P.) — Alnu'O Sumple Mutton, California evangelist, arrived today on the Italian frtilghtur I'Vlla. She will fly across the isthmus and leave on the same ship from Cristobal. The freighter's next port of call Is Marseilles. Concerns' Order in Effect Until Legislative Aid Given (United Prem Leaned Wire) TV-EW YORK, Jan. 31.—Other lead•^ Ing eastern Hfc insurance companies were reported today to have Joined the New York Life Insurance Company in a decision to suspend foreclosure activities on mortgaged Iowa farms. The companies have $200,000,000 invested in Iowa farm mortgages. The moratorium on foreclosures will last, It was understood, until tho Iowa Legislature enacts Its program for relief of debtors. There was no indication that the suspension ofsfore- , closures would be extended as a gen- . .»' oral policy to other states, although the companies were represented as belnff anxious to avoid foreclosures on farms whose owners, though unable to meet their oblfgatlons, were keeping up the property, and showed a willingness to co-operate with the mortgage holders. Officials Impressed Kastern Insurance officials have beon profoundly impressed by bad feeling aroused over foreclosures, and the threats of farmers against their agents. In one case the concerted action of 800 farmers forced an agent of the.New York Life to raise his bid on u foreclosed property approximately ?8000, the amount of the accrued Interest owing his company. Only New York Life and the Aetna Life Insurance Company made definite statements of the Iowa moratorium • policy, and it was understood the other companies which Joined in the policy would not inako formal announcements. Foreclosures Explained Foreclosures were brought against Iowa farms not because of a desire by the companies to foreclose, but bo- pause Iowa law allowed holders of second mortgages and secondary claims to foreclose, It was explained. Public sentiment in Iowa made It extremely difficult to obtain the cooperation of mortgage holders to effect renewals of unpaid mortgages, insurance officials said. Thomas A. Brucker, president of New Vcirk Life, said his company's . action was pursuant to a public request of the governor of Iowa. Deeply Interested Brucker said his company "was fully aware of, and is deeply ' inter- ester In, the problem that confronts the farm population today, and has long since notified Its correspondents of Ita willingness to renew farm mortgages upon the most liberal terms consistent with the company's obligations to Its policy holders." Equitable Stake Largest Although the New York Life Insurance Company has become the symbol of eastern underwriters In Iowa, Its stake In farm mortgages Is smaller than that of any of the other on Paijf Thirteen) BAKER TO LONDON, REPORT WARM SPRINGS, llu., Jan. 31. (U. P.) — It was reliably reported here Into today that Newton I>. Bilker, wartime secretary of war, would he offered the i United States ambassadorship to j Great Rrltuln by President-elect | KoosovoH. i THE WEATHER San Francisco bay region: Gen- ernlly cloudy with occasional showers tonight and probably Wednesday morning; moderate temperaturo: moderate southerly winds. Northern California: Unsullied tonight and Wednesday with occasional light mill* In north and lute tonight or Wednesday in south portion; not BO cool In south portion tonight: moderalo winds, mostly southerly offshore: snow in the mounlains. Sierra Nevada: Occasional snow tonight and Wednesday; continued cold; moderate westoi-ly winds. Sacramento and Santa Clnru valleys: Unsettled with oreaslonal light rain tonight and Wednesday; moderate temperature; moderate southerly winds. San , Jo:u|iiln valley: Increasing cloudiness followed by llft'ht rain late tonlslit or Wednesday: not so cool tonight; gentle variable winds Southern California: Kalr: local frosts In Interior tonight; Wednesday fair but with some cloudiness west portion; moderate tem- Iieraturoj gentle changeable winds offshore.

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