The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on January 31, 1933 · Page 13
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Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, January 31, 1933
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-,, •.•*>.*;••, * ,'>•"', • •* ,, -Vi, '",-' *', FI-I, '»»'«. ,» •" • j / . * , * S ' >'! <•" ' . ' *• * /» ",' i p ! "' ' r ' THE BAKERSFIELD CAL1FORN1AN, TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1933 13 ATTEMPT FAILS Coinmunists and Socialists in New Revolt and Several \ . -. , Are Killed • \ * (OonMnttffd From Pago One) [i the signatories of the Versailles peace treftty, was mentioned for'the port- foM6',.'The Centrists hrtd not ynt decided whether they would enter the government. Meanwhile, they were expected to abstain from voting either for or against Hitler in '.the Reichstag. U two Killed at Berlin There Were various minor clashes between Nnelsv nnd their foes outside Berlhvnnd In.a bitter street fight two men were killed and several wounded. At El b Ing, Nazis prevented tho,per- formance ,\of * Alfred Hprzqg's 'play, "The Scandal, About .LleutoViant Blu- menthaV. 1 ' charging It insulted the German army. The author was greeted with -bones and cat calls. ... .Students for Hitler Pour, hundred.. students, Including •natty, ,N.azls, marched past the stock exchange -here before the opening, flhoutlrig, "Mall, Hitler,',' and ticcoplcm- ally . voicing anti-Semitic sentiment. Poljce sfood by, Uiit .did not Intervene. Several Comnillnlsts wore arrested In the . disturbance at the ,Hamburg shipyards. ' :••'•:• Two Others Slain • . First violence resulting from th» Nazi ascent to power occurred early today 'In the Charlottenburg district when a (?ay party of Nazi brown shirts was fired on from' ambush. A revolver battle followed lii which two men were killed nnd several wounded, The attackers Med from darkened doorways. The Nazis, fresh from a torchlight procession which had celebrated Hitler's victory, returned tho fire, with the support of two policemen. Eighty shots were fired before police reinforcements arrived and, found Policeman Josef Taunltz and Brown Shirt Malkowskl dying. Other wounded men were believed to have been carried tfway from the scene of the fight. In the Spandau district, Nazis and Communists fought with revolvers and two wounded Communists were taken to hospital. Hlndenburg Cheered President von Hlndenburg, 85-year»ld field marshal, idol of the German people In peace and In war, shared honors with Hitler last night In one of the most amazing demonstrations the . capital ever had seen. Clearly visible In windows hardly 75 yards apart, the "savior of the vaterland" and the now chancellor watched a gl- , gantlc torchlight parade In their jhonor. It was estimated that march- 'ers and spectators within sight of tho windows numbered 100,000 persons. Hitler Acclaimed Hitler stood at an open window In the chancellory. His eyes glistened and his hair was blown by the wind. Hlndehburg stood motionless while the crowd cheered and military bands played songs popular during the World War and the War of 1870. The torches cast a glow over historic Brandenburg gate and along Wllhelmstrasse. Suddenly a group of gymnasts formed a human pyramid and advanced toward Hitler's window. The topmost man In the group handed Hitler a rose. The chancellor bowed and smiled, the tumbling Nazis sent their pyramid falling to the ground, and the throng roared. CITY ECONOMIES ARE 'SUGGESJDAT MEET . (Continued From Page Nine) (ever, should the city deem It advls- <nble to contract the service of this department, we oppose the policy of contracting for a long period of time, f, such as 10 years as has been suggested. Opposes Wage Cuts Concluding, he declared, "Our committee IB of the opinion that the reduction of salaries of the city em- IifoyeB Is not within Itself tho soHi- ., tlon of the tax reduction problem. . Drastic salary reductions In municipal l( government or In private businesses are detrimental to the community as a whole. We must bear In mind that government Is the agency of all the people, through which they aim to concentrate their united power .for the accomplishment of equal benefit for all." Fred L. Grlbble protested the suggestion that salaries of election officials should be reduced 60 per cent. J". A. Hlnman advocated public ownership of uttlltes as a method of reducing taxation. Councilman Elmer Martin suggested that City Manager W. D, Clarke and City Attorney Walter Osboro be authorized to proceed with an Investigation to determine whether citizens here are paying excessive rates for their water and gas and power. The council adopted tho motion. Dorrls Speaks Attorney Wiley Dorrls delivered an oration on behalf of the firemen and the, policemen, protesting any cut In their pay. William Cooley outlined plans of the Taxpayers' Protective League and declared that considerable mlsunder- tandlng Is circulating concerning the position assumed by that organization, Cooley was applauded by the nudl- tj- ei, ?o when he advocated steep reduc- iS tlons "In the pay Of municipal ein- ploVes drawing salaries exceeding $3600 yearly. Deputy Chief Phil Piter declared that efficiency of the flro department would be Impaired by additional pay cuts. He declared that underwriters have promised property holders an insurance cut of 33 1-3 per cent If the city will take over the Water system. Proiests Assessment Phillip Dennis, one-time minister of the gospel, reported that the city and county have notified him that his lot, gurugo and house havo been given an aggregate valuation of $»70 nnd that he will "sell tho works" fur $1000 cash to .anyone anxious to assume real estate liabilities faced these days. Pete Larson declared that some of the fire hydrants will not operate efficiently and Deputy Chief Pifer In- fprmed him that »nly one has failed to work, properly In 10 years. An ex-Oklahoma city councilman appeared ,and declared tliul reducing Wages of city employes is folly and that the route out of the taxation morass Is through public ownership CUPID MAY FOIL UNCLE SAM That troubled look Raquel Torrei regttten her* It all about passport* and Immigration restrictions. A Mexican, the brunet movie star Is one of several foreign film players whose stays In the United States are the subject of Investigation by federal operatives. But Hollywood thinks Miss Torres won't be asked to leave. The rumorlsts say she might become a United States citizen if her rumored marriage to Charles Feldman, theatrical agent, materializes. RECALL OP ROLPH DECLARED "PLOT" Broadside Is Issued Against State Grange Frohi Office of Executive (Continued From Page One) tlonal legislation. It has consistently refrained fronvopposing candidates for polltlc-nl office nnd will continue to follow this policy. "The committee hfts taken no part whatsoever, as has been reported, In the contemplated recall proceedings against Governor Rolph and will maintain a neutral attitude until a recall la actually instituted." SHULER AND ELLIOTT FIGURING IN RECALL SACRAMENTO, Jan. 31. (U. P.)— Recall petitions against Governor Rolph will be In circulation in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alameda and Sacramento counties by the end of the week, George Sehlmeyer, master of the State Grange, promised today. The California- Orange was given a free hand today In a letter by Louts J. Taber of Columbus, Ohio, national master, Sehlmeyer said. No organized movement on the part of the Rolph administration has been reported against the recall, but several local units of the State Grange were said to have adopted resolutions condemning the action on the ground that a special election would cost the taxpayers $500,000 to $000,000. The Reverend Robert P, Shuler of Los Angeles was seen as a possible recall candidate. John B. Elliott, Los Angeles Democratic leader and lieutenant of William Glbbs MeAdoo, was also mentioned In political 'circles here. Sehlmeyer, chief spokesman for the recall, emphatically denied that he Is trying to become governor, lieutenant governor, or director of agriculture. •• « » MAN KILLED BY BLAST COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 31. (A. P.)—N. A. West of Denver was killed and three other men severely Injured In'an explosion of natural gas- under a boiler In the new municipal steam plant here today. CHANGES STAND ON COTTON > WASHINGTON, Jan. 31. (U. P.)-- Ttye Senate today reversed Its earlier approval of a grant of 300,000 bales of farm board cotton to the Red Cross for relief purposes, and sent the bill authorizing It back to conference. and nlvia-member planning commission will bo organized soon, Mayor • Harry Headen reported. i The council adopted a resolution i favoring routing of truck traffic over the new Golden State highway thoroughfare In Bakertiflold when It is completed. The council asked for bids for a contract to lease the sewer farm for a period of five years. Sam White continued his verbal i war on the councilman to induce them : to take over the utility systems. Five Resign . Curing the meeting the counellmen •were Informed that O. R. Kampruth, I.W. J. Schultz, 0, L. Taylor, 'j. T. I Graham and Fred S. Boden, members |of the city planning commission, have •tendered their raslgnatloiiB. A new JAPANESE SEND Troops in China Are to Be Augmented bj f Large Forces on Way (Vnttcd Press Leased Wire) FUSAN, Korea, Jan. 31.—Five steamers, including three army transports, arrived here today with thousands of Japanese soldiers en route to Manchuria to augment formidable forces already on duty there. The ocean ferries Tokuju Maru and Shekel Maru, and the transport ships Yubayo, UJIna and Omoto appeared to be loaded to capacity with soldiers nnd military equipment when they steamed Into the harbor and docked. Owing to strict military regulations, the exact number of troops landing was not announced. It was evident, however, that the movement numbered several thousand men. They will entrain for Manchuria aboard special trains. The reinforcements were a portion of the 1933 conscript from Yamagata, Hlrosakl, Utsunomlya and Aldta. Approximately 100,000 Japanese youths are conscripted for military training each year. Under the plan announced In Toklo a month ago, the new recruits will undergo an Intensive training period when they reach Manchuria nnd bo ready for active service two months hence. This would make them available for participation in the spring drive the Japanese are expected to launch for possession of Jehol province. HEADS POWER COMPANY NEW YORK, Jan. 31. (A. P.)— James F. Fogarty of New York, vice- president of the North American Company, was elected president of North American Light nnd Power Company today, succeeding the late Edwin Gruhl, president of North Amcrfcan Company. I. C. F. Installs 1933 Executives Here February 8 ».—— _—<j John Antonglovannl will be reinstalled as president of San Luigi branch, of the Italian Catholic Federation, together with the entire 1932 staff of officers, February 8, for a year's term. The installation will launch the third year of the local branch's existence. Lulgl Provldenza of San Francisco, has been Invited to be the Installing officer. The ceremony will take place at St. Joseph's hall, and will be followed by a musical and dramatic program, dancing and refreshments. The committee in charge Is comprised of Miss Helen lacopettl, Miss Josephine Panelli, Angelo Banduccl and Frank Ceccorelli, Insurance Companies to Give Iowa Farmers New Chance (Continued Froml'agE One) lending companies, Tho Equitable Life Assurance. Society, with $00,040,000 has the largest stake. The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, on December 31, 1031, owned $64,423,000 In Iowa farm mortgages; Hankers Life, $35,131,000; Prudential, $26,060,000, and New York Life, $1,838,000. U. S. FARM MORTGAGES TOTAL $1,666,000,000 NEW YORK, Jan. 31. (A. P.)—Tho Association of Life Insurance Presidents, which represents more than 01 per cent'of the nation's life insurance, companies, snld today that farm mortgages held s by those companies, throughout the country at thfi end of 1032 wore estimated to bo approximately $1,666,000,000, The association Bald thero was no means of knowing, at the present time, how far the moratorium movement affecting: Iowa mortgages would spread. At the fend of 1031, the latest available figures, the association said farm mortgages held In the seven west north central states, which Include Iowa, amounted to $1,081,274,000, representing slightly moro than 60 per cent of the total for the country. STAlSiRS ATIACKPAYCUT Claimed Three-Fourths of 17,000 Receive Less Than $2000 a Year (United Press Leased Wire) SACRAMENTO, Jan. 31.— A counter-attack by state employes against the drastic salary reductjon plans proposed by the Bush fact-finding committee of tho state Senate was ^tarted by the State Employes' Assocl- ption today. The organization, representing more than 17,000 men and women, issued a statement showing results of a comparison of public and private employment. Nearly three-fourths of all state em- ployes receive less than $2000 a year, It was pointed out. The average for this group of 72 per cent was shown to be $1200 per year. "It Is evident," said Thomas E. Stanton, head of the employes' committee, "that no material saving In the state pay roll could be made unless a drastic cut Is made In the salaries of 0000 or 10,000 state employes receiving less than $2000 a year. "This would stimulate additional reductions throughout Industries, tend further to curtail purchasing power, and In the long run counteract tho far-reaching governmental and -private measures now In progress for overcoming the economic depression." John J. Astor III to Wed Mrs. Torlonia (Associated Press Leased Wire) '' MILAN, Italy, Jnn. 31.— The engagement of John Jacob Astor III and Donna Crlstlana Torlonia, daughter of Prince Torlonia of Rome and Mrs. Elsie Moore Torlonia of New York, has been revealed in a letter Admiral Camperlo, retired, received from his daughter, Lulsa Maria, at Annapolis,. Md. The daughter, telling of the engagement, said .Crlstlana had asked her to be a bridesmaid. Admiral Cam- perlo, whose wife, the former Eleanor Perry, daughter of the late Admiral Perry, now IB In Annapolis with the daughter, said the wedding probably would be held In the late spring. ROYAL* NEIGHBORS MEET MARICOPA, Jan. 31.— West Side Camp, No. 8267, Royal- Neighbors of America, met Thursday at the home of Mrs. J. W. Elermann for the purpose of electing officers. The following were chosen: Oracle, Mrs. J. W. Elermann; vice-oracle, Esther Emerton; chancelor, Freida Collum; recorder, Jessie M. Rush; past oracle, Mae Garrett. Plans for Installation were discussed. GIRL FROZEN VANCOUVER, B. C., Jan. 31. (U. P.) — Her hands and feet badly frozen, Anna May Uhlman, 22, hiker, whoso parents live In Napa, Calif., was found by an Indian trapper off the trail seven miles north of Telegraph creek. She was In a serious condition. GARROD APPOINTED SACRAMENTO, Jan. 31. (A. P.)— Governor Rolph today announced the appointment of R. V. Garrod, prominent fruit grower of Saratoga, Santa Clara county, as a member of tho state board of agriculture, succeeding A. T. Spencer of Vista, resigned. PHYSICIAN DISAPPEARS OAKLAND, Jan. 31. (A. P.)— Disappearance of Dr. W. W. Ward, 72, retired physician, 10 days ago, was reported to police today by Charles Berg, living at the same house as tho doctor. t- EARNINGS (Associated Press Leaned Wire) NEW YORK, Jnn. 31.—Atlas Power Company reports net Income of $42,072, for 1032 compared with 1758,454 In 1031. Current assets as of December 31 wero $0,270,720 against current liabilities of $457,400. Sierra Pacific Electric Company had net Income of $433,762 or $2.17 a common share, lust year against $308,385 or $1.62 a sharo In 1081. Stone & Webster, Inc., owns 95 per cent of tho common stock. Two S. F. Concerns Report Net Losses (Associated Press Leased Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, ' Jan. 31.— North American Investment' Corporation and Its wholly owned subsidiary, North American Securities Company, today reported a not loss of $2,852,223, for the 12 months ended December 31. 1032, ns compareB with a loss In 1031 of $2,807,628. The consolidated statement of the two companies showed total direct In- c6mo In 1032, from Interest and dividends, of $163,403, against $301,830 In 1031. NET INCOME DECLINES NEW YORK, Jan. .31. (A. P.)— The F. W. Woolworth Company today reported for 1032 net Income of $22,.101,005, equivalent to $2,27 a share on 0,760,000 shares of $10 par value stock outstanding. Last year the company reported net Income of $41,348,705, equivalent to $4.24 a share. GRAIN: VISIBLE SUPPLY NEW YORK, Jan. 31. (A. P.)— The visible supply of American grain shows the following changes In bushels: Wheat decreased 1,761,000; corn Increased 500,000; oat.s increased, 112,000; rye increased 18,000; barley Increased 25,000. FIRM EXPELLED SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31. (A. P.)— The San Francisco curb exchange announced the expulsion today of Jaynes T. Friedman and the firm of Williams & Friedman under regulations cover- Ing Insolvency and violation of tho constitution and rule of the exchange. TREASURY REPORTS WASHINGTON, Jan. 31. (A. P.)— Treasury receipts for January 28 wero $4,643,841.05; expenditures, $12,336,787.36; balance, $330,415,081.42. Customs duties for 28 days of January were $17,072,613.78. METALS MARKET NEW YORK, Jan. 31. (A. P.)— Copper dull; electrolytic spot, 5c; future, 6MiC. Tin firmer; spot and nearby, $23.60; future, $23.65. Iron quiet, unchanged. Lead dull; spot Now York, $3; East St. Louis, $2.87. Zinc barely steady; East St. Louis spot nnd future, 2.87@2.00. Antimony, $8. - • • > $12,542,870 BORROWED WASHINGTON, Jan. 31. (A. P.)— The Reconstruction Corporation today made available $12,542,870 of emer- -Benc-y .relief funds of which Montana received $20,970; New York $6,100,000, Illinois $6,000, 250. and Ohio $412,700. Cotton Futures <$>- (Associated Press leased Wire) NEW YORK, Jan. 31.—Further liquidation from both foreign and domestic sources was absorbed by trade buying and covering In cotton here today. The buying was mostly on scale- down orders and prices worked gradually lower. March dccllit'ed to 5.96 and July to 6.21 or about 4 to 5 polntH net lower, and tho mldafternoon market was quiet within a point or two of the lowest. The cotton market declined further late In the day under Increased liquidation and southern selling, futures closing barely steady, 7-0 lower. March 5.02; May 6.04; July G.17(f?6.18; October 6.37, nominal; Dec-ember 0.5041)6.51; January 0.54; spot quiet; middling 6.00. NEW ORLEANS COTTON NEW ORLEANS/Jan. 31. (A. P.)— Spot cotton closed steady, 12 points down. Sales 2908; middling 5.88. Los Angeles Hay <S>- -«• (Associated Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES. Jan. 31.—Hay, per ton, f. o. b. Los, Angeles: Choice barley, $12.50fQ>13.50. Choice oat, $13.50©14.60. Alfalfa (delivered Hynes or 1S1 Monte): U. S. No. 1, $12«?>13. U. S. No. 2 leafy, $11.50012.00. U. S. No. 2, $11.00@11.50. LOS ANGELES LIVESTOCK LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31. (A. P.)— Hogs—Receipts 150; unevenly higher; good to choice 207-pound Nebraskau $4.15. Cattle—Receipts 400, holdovers 343; active, steady to strong; good 121 fi- pound Texas steers $4.75, few light steers $4.liO, several loads 1244 pounds down, $4.25ii(i4..'l&; heifers $4.!!5<fi>4.76; good cows $3.36®3.50; common to medium $2.75@3.15; cutter grades $1.25(j;) 2.60. Calves — Receipts 150; quotably steady. Sheep—Receipts none; lato Monday good Stir.pound lambs $5.00. COFFEE MARKET NEW YORK, Jan. 31. (U. P.)—Coffee—Rio 7s on spot 8Vi; Santos 4s OH. ATSF - DRIFTING LOWER Six Issues Shaw Gains and 14 Decline, While Seven Are Unchanged SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31.—Stocks drifted Irregularly lower ,,todtiy. The stock exchange showed a few Improvements, 8 stocks being: up, while 7 were even and 14 down. Transnmerlcn yielded % to sell nt 4%, with GOO shr.res oiv tho tape. Los Angeles Gns 6s lost % on payment of the $1.60 dividend and thc'PacJflc Gas proferreds ahout bnlnnced dividends off tho stocks today with fractional declines. Other small losses Included Pacific Telephone, both Pacific Public Service Issues, 'both Rlchflelds, Caterpillar, Magnavox, Union Sugar, United Aircraft and Byron Jackson. Leslie Salt gained 1'A to sell at 13T4. Tho other gains wero modest fractions and Included Standard Oil Union Oil, Southern Pacific, Cnllfor-. nla Western States Life and Food machinery. On the curb General motors and West Const. Life gained slightly, while Goldman Sachs headed tho losing list, down 20 centH, and.others down Included Claude Neon, Occidental Pete, Southern Pacific Ferries preferred and SouthcYn California Edison common. (Associated.Press Lcated'Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31— Stock— Bid Alaska Juneau 11% Atlas Impl. Usl. "A" 2 Byron Jackson 1 % California Packing OVi Caterpillar Tractor 7% Consd. Chem. "A" 13M: Crown pref. "A" SI Fireman's Fund Ins 42'/i Golden State 3% L. 'A. G. & 13. pfd OOVS P. G. & IS. com 20 Vi P. G. & K. 0% 1st pfd.... 25 P G. & 13. 5H% 1st pfd.. 22% Pac. Light, com 37 «.i Pac. Pub. Svc. 1st pfd.... 3% Pacific Tel. & Tel. com 10 Pacific Tel. & Tel. pfd 100 Richfield pfd Vi SJ L&P 7% pr. pfd 80 Schlosgr "A" Shell Union com 4OH Southern Pacific 18M, S. P. Golden G.'ito "A" B'i S. I'. Golden Gate "]»".... 3 Standard Oil of Calif 24V» Western Pipe 7</f, Ask. 12 in 4 08 2'JJi 23' 37% 80 lOttli 94 4; L. A. Stocks -<*> (United Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES. Jan. 31.— Industrials Stock— Bid Byron Jackson 1 Clnudn Neon Klec 7 Douglas Aircraft 12'Xi Emsco Derrick com 3 Globe G. & M. com G'i Goodyear T. & R. pfd.... 25 Taylor MillliiK 4'/ 3 Van de Kii'.np 6 Western Pipe 7 Bnnks Citizens Nat. Bunk 37 Sec. First Nat. Bank 42»i Miscellaneous L. A. Invest. Co t?i Pacific Finance Co ''•'•'Pacific Mutual Life Transamcrlcii Western Air Express.... 14 Public Utilities I/. A. G. & El. pfd 9r,"/i P. G. & 1.;. com 20% P. G. & E. 1st pfd 26 Pac Lighting com 37',i S. Joa. L. & P. G% pfd... 80 So. Calif. Edison com 2r>% So. Calif. Edison 7% pfd.. 2lV"(, So. Calif. Edison G% pfd,. Hi 1 /So. Calif. Edison 6Mi% pfd. 22% Ko. Calif. Gas G% pfd.... 23Vi Om.41in*>» I>llnl/trl I U 1 / 20Vj 4% . . Southern Pacific Oils J8 1 /. 3% . 4 8', 30 43 »4 1% «Vi 27 47i Ifi 07% 30 26% 27 ',& 25 o 3 'ft 3»i 1 24 1,(, Rarnsdall Ilolsii Chica 1% Pacific Western 3'4 Republic Pete 1% Richfield Oil % Richfield Oil pfd ',4 Standard Oil of Calif 24 Union Oil of Calif 10',.', LOS ANGELES PRODUCE MARKET LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31. (U. P.)— There was a moderate volume of trading on this morning's market with heavier supplies In most lines of vegetables resulting In lower prices. Artichokes unchanged, loose Avo- cndos, Fucrtes, lOCi'ISo; Pucblas, 14 . Brussels sprouts. rifi)7c' per pound. Local cabbage, 36{/ ; 40<' crate, few 50c. Local cauliflower, 35W40c field crate. .Venice celery, half-crates and Hearts In pony crates, 50(fi)tl5c; Chula Vlstn, 85'(/HUc; Orange county, SOfliSfic, Grapefruit, unwrapped, Imperial valley 64-lOOn, $1.00@1.25; fancy, Arizona 04-lOOs, J2.00. Imperial Valley lettuce, good dry pack 4s, $1.35^11.50; 5-dozens, $1.15© 1.25. Peas. San Diego county, poor quality, 5©7c per box; Imperial valloy, culls, lIVL'C'f^c; good stock, bushel hampers, $3.4flfiii3.nO; Mexico, 45-pound crates, $4.501^/4.75; fancy Coachclla valloy, I2<i/)13<: pound, Imperial valley Hummer squash, $2.00 ifi>2.25 4-banket crato; Italian, 4-basket crates, '$1.75; Sun Dlogi), Italian, $1,35 @1.50 lug; local. Banana, $7. 00® 10. 00 ton; fancy Hubbiird, central coast, $15.00 ton. Swent potatocn, local -lugs of Jerseys, 40(*T'50c; Nancy Halls, G0(ft75o; San Joatiuln valley Jerseys, CO^DOr lug. New potatoes, San Diego county, 6® 60 per pound. f BRIGHT SPOTS IN BUSINESS! I (United Press Leased Wire) DETROIT.—Total registrations of pasHengcr automobiles In 44 states during December totaled 43,023 units, against 42,4X2 units In November, It was reported by R. L. Polk & Company. CLKV73LAND.—Advancing for tho fourth consecutive week, steel operations throughout tho country were placed by tho magazine "Steel" at 10 per cent of capacity, up 1 per cent from last week. TOPEKA, Kan,—Net operating Income of tho Atchlson, Topcka & Santa Fe railway for December, 1032, was reported at $1,224,270, against $944,060 In December, 1031. MONSANTO, 111.—Union Electric Light and Power Company of Illinois, reported for tho year ended November 30, Income of $2,372,347, against $1,043,672 In the preceding vrtn f year. Records Probed by S. F. Grand Jurors (Vnltcil Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31.—Records of several San Francisco banks were In possession of the county Grand Jury today as It prepared to conclude its Investigation of the once-planned San Gabriel dam project. The Grand Jury questioned W. A. Henderson, an employe of tho Anglo- London-Paris Bank of San Francisco, John A. Whlto of tho Crocker National Bank of San Francisco, and S. O. Clark of tho Wells-Forgo banks, San Francisco, all of whom produced records reputedly touching upon certain financial dealings which preceded abandonment of construction plans. Citrus Market (Associated Press Leased "Wire) LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31.— Reports from eastern .and middle western citrus auction centers today gave tho following price range per box: Oranges Graded above Choice $2.45<<|):UO 2.SOifj>:i.l5 2.0filf(>3.30 2.55 2.65(ff3.0r. 2.704J)3.20 New York Boston Philadelphia Plttsburg St. Louis Baltimore Detroit Choice $1.005J2.GO 1. 9041-2. 25 1.76®2.40 Now York Boston ... 2.55472.90 Lemons Graded above Chnlco $3.504>l.40 4. ... 3.30f(i)4.25 3.754i!3.95 2.35®2.GO }.7fi{f2.G5 ].sr>f(i>1.80 2.20(U»2.GO Philadelphia PlttHburg .. St. Louis ........ 2.!)4@4.1G Baltimore ....... 3.05fii)3.liO Detroit ---- ; ---- 4.35 .... Choice $2.95^)3.60 4.05 ____ 2..S05J3.15 2.50OT3.30 3.40 ____ 2.35®3.4G 3.10 . . 3.60 .... L. A. BUTTER, EOQS, POULTRY LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31. (U. P.,)— Butter Prime, 20c. Prlmn firsts, I9c. .Standards, 18c. Firsts, 17c. Eggs Large—Clean extras, 17c; light dirty extras, Itic; clean standards, IBc; light dirty standards, lOc; checks, IGc. Medium—Clean extras, I5c; light dirty extras,-16c; clean standards, 14c; light dirty standards, He; c-hecks, 14c. Small—Clean, 14c; light dirty, 14c. Poultry and Rabbits Hens, Leghorns, 2',4 to 3^4 Ibs., 18c. Hens, Leghorns, 314 to 4 Ibs., 14c. Hens, Leghorns, 4 Ibs. nnd up, 14c. Hens, colored, 3'4 to'4 Ibs., lOc. Hens, colored, 4 Ibs. and up, 17c. Broilers, 1 to IVj Ibs., 13c. Broilers, 1H to 2Vi Ibs., 15c. Fryers, Leghorns, 2U to 3 Ibs., 14c. Fryers, colored, 2'4 to 3V4 Ibs., 17c. Roasters, soft bone, 3Vi Ibs. up, 17c. Stags, 13c; old roosters, 8c. Ducklings, Pokln, 4 Ibs. and up, lie. Other than Pckln. 4 Ibs. up, lOc. Old ducks, lOc. Geese. 12c. Young torn turkeys, 13 Ibs. up, 13c. Young turns, dressed, 12 Ibs: up, lOc. Hen turkeys, 9 Iba. and up, 13c, Hen turkeys, dressed, 8 Ibs. up, lOc. Old torn turkeys, 12c; dressed, 16c. .Squabs, under 11 Ibs. per dozen, 16c. Squabs, 11 Ibs. dozen and up, 20c. Capons, live, under 7 Ibs., 18<;. Capons, live, 7 Ibs. and up, 20c. « Capons, dressed, under G Ibs., 23c. Capons, dressed, 8 Ibs. and up, 23c. Rabbits, No. 1 white, 3 to 4 Ibs., 9c. Rabbits, No. 2 white, 3 to 4 Ibs., tic. No. 1, mixed colors, 3 to 4 Ibs., 6c. ' RabbftB, No. 1, old, 5c. CHICAGO LIVESTOCK CHICAGO, Jan. 31. (A. P.)—Hogs- Receipts 22,000; active, mostly 6-10c higher; good tn choice 170-210 pounds $3.3fjC|i3..|0; top $;i.40; sows $2.70<f?2.80. Cattle—Receipts GOOO; slow, mostly steady; strictly good nnd choice light nnd long yearlings fully steady, best $8.60, few weighty $3.76^1)4.00, steady; i light heifers $4.60 down; vealers steady i at $7.00 down. i Sheep—Receipts 12,000; slow, few nales and bids fully steady, good to choice 76-84-pound native Inmbs $5.60 <i<>6.76; $O.OOJr6.26 on OG-M-pound fed westerns; native throwouts $4.00fl> ' "*•- --•' $2.00<r?!2.7r,. GOVERNMENT BONDS NEW YORK, Jan. 31. (A. 1'.)—Liberty bonds closed today: 3Hn, 32-47, 103.13. First 4V4«. 32-47, 102.L'S. Fourth 4V4s, 33-38, 103.15. TrenHiirics: 4Vis, 47-62, 111. 4s, 41-54, 100.30. 3%H. 40-50, 105.S. 3 ; V»s, 40-43, June, 102.19. 3%H, 43-47, 102.21. l!%s, 41-43, Mil-oh, 102.10. 3>,f,s, 46-40, 100. 3.s, 61-65, 08.24. BUCK ROGERS, 2433 A. D. Find Hidden Valley By PHIL NOWLAN and LT. DICK CALKINS LAST THE STOPM CUEARSO* - A TOKiWEU/- FOR -TMIS IS \WE REACHED lT- UP OUT OP TUE ice MI6MT WAV* ROUND \PVJE CRATER EXTINCT VOi-CAKiO AMO — TME FOBV'OP TME BITTER STORM- 8UMOEO-UA1.F COPYRIGHT JOHN r, DILL RIO. U.». PAT. OFF. 1134. To BE CONTINUED N. Y. TRADING IN SMALLVOLIM Prices Fluctuate Narrowly, Irregularly; Awaiting Dividend Actions LATE BULLETIN NEW YORK, Jan. 31. (A. P.)— The stock market held to a narrow range today, as traders cur. tolled their operations pending action on U. S. Steel preferred dividend, to be announced after the close. The close -was Irregular, with scattered losses of a point or more. Transfers approximated 700,000 shares. (Associated Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK, Jan. 31,—The nppronch of Important dividend actions kept speculative activity In check In to-* day's stock market and prices continued to fluctuate narrowly and Irreuu- Inrly. Tho announcement of the decision on U. S. Steel's preferred dividend and on Borden's common distribution, wore expected after the close of tho market. In tho meantime, however, thero was some bullish activity In the rails, while utilities were again Inclined to sag. Trading was In small volume. Delaware & Hudson rose a couple of points, and gains of major fractions to a point appeared In New York Central, Union Pacific, Santa Fc, Lackawanna and Louisville & Nashville In tho steels, U. B. Steel common and preferred and" Bethlehem common were up fractions. Borden encountered short covering In advance nf tho dividend action, and rose a point Consolidated Gas lost about a point n H C ! £ ol ,V mbln t!il ". N"'-tli American and National Power and Light were off fractionally. Hume-stake and Mucv dropped 3V4 points or more New York Close (United Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK, Jan. 31.— _ , Railroads Stock— Atchlson, Topeka & S. F.. Baltimore & Ohio.. . Chesapeake & Ohio '.'.'.'. Great Northern pfd '' Illinois Central Missouri Pacific... . New York Central .'. Northern Pacific.... Pennsylvania Southern Pacific Union Pacific !!!!!!.' . , Industrials American Can American Tel. & Tel llorden Caterpillar Tractor '.'.'. Cities Service Columbia Gas Consolidated Gas Corn Products Curtlss-Wrlght Famous Players General Electric .' General Foods.... Gold Dust Goodyear Tire & Rubber'.'.'.'.'.'. International Harvester International Tel. & Tel. .Montgomery Ward... North American Pacific Gas & Electric ". Kndlo Corporation Safeway Stores Sears, Roebuck Co II. S. Rubber ..'".'" Union Carbide & Carbon United Aircraft 11 Electric "" Woolworth Stores J. C. Penney Transamerlca ',',, l-'lr«t National Stores Johns-Manvllle '. Metals American Smelling Anaconda Copper ' " Bethlehem Steel Inspiration Copper... International Nickel Kennecott Copper U. S. Steel...V; Vanadium Steel... . ••>•••• Republic Steel '.'.'.'.'.'" Tobacco and Sugar American Tobacco "A" American Tobacco "U".. American Sumatra " Great Western Sugar R. J. Reynolds "U" United Cigars Oils Mexican Seaboard.. Shell Union Sinclair Standard Oil of Calif Standard Oil of N. J. Standard Oil of N. V..!!!| Texas Company Tidewater Ass'n new '.'.'"!!!" , Motors Auburn Chrysler General Motors ', Packard Motors Studebaker Timken Roller Bearing] '.'.'.'.'. \ - Equipments American Car Foundry... American Locomotive : Baldwin Locomotive. General Tank Stewart Warner '.'.!!!!! CHICAGO GRAIN CHICAGO, Jan. 31. (A. P )—Indications of better export buying of Canadian wheat helped give firmness to Chicago grain values late today Worlds available suppli.* of wheat showed some decrease, making the total stock 443,422,000 bushels, compared with 472,107,000 a y-ar ago Unsettled political conditions In Europe '•"'•" — a handicap to wheat 44 » t 10T-H 291, 10U 14% 3 20'n IBVi 18*1 1814 76 104 Vi 67% 55 2 24 11 V* 27% 2914, 19% i( 4><, 26 Vi 2874 •32»i 20% 52'" 21 2% «U DOfc 1 "U 24 9k 20 Vj 6% 13> 3U 4U'i ~=i 7U 3U . AVheat closed firm; unchanged to Jin higher compared with yesterday's finish, corn Vic off to '4c up, oats unchanged to He lower and provisions varying from 2c decline to an equal CHICAGO, Jan. 31. (A. P.)—Wheat, no sales. Corn, No. 3 mixed, 24c; No. 3 yellow, 2-Ki?24>4<'; No. 3 white, 24c Oats, No. 2 mixed, IGcj.No. 2 white, lie. Rye, No. 3, 37c. Barley, 24@3fic. SAN FRANCISCO LIVESTOCK SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Jan? 31. (A. - P.)—FIORB—Receipts 525; good under 200-pound California and Inter- moiintaln butchers quotable around $3.50^73.65. Cattle—Receipts 125; slow; steers fully steady, COWK strong to 25o higher- fairly good 1345-pound California steers J4.25; common to low medium 800-103S-pound Idahos J3.50@3.75 cutter to common dairy type cows $1.40(j/> Shepp—Receipts 175; ewes dull; good to choice Inmbs 00 pounds down, quotable around $5.2506.00. FOREIGN EXCHANGE NEW YORK, Jan. 31. (A. P.)—Foreign exchange Irregular. Great Britain In dollars, others In cents; Groat Hrltaln. demand, 3.30U; cables, 3.39%; 00-day bills, 3.38V4; France, demand, S.itO 7-10; i-ables, 3.90V4' Italy, demand, 5.10H; cables, 5.11; Demands: Uelglum, 13.01; Germany. 23.7liVi; Holland, 40.10U; Toklo, 21.00; Shanghai, 28.75; Montreal, JJ4 37ld; Mexico city (silver peso), 30.15; Hong- kong, 22.31. BAR SILVER NEW YORK, .Jan. 31. (A. P.)—Bar silver ',» lower at 1'j^i.

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