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THE BAKERSFiELD CALIFORNIAX. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 3.. 1933 1QCAL AND TELEGRAM OVERLAPPING TAX Voices Hope That Conference of Legislators May Clear Maze (AnKocinlnl /'rr.i.1 l.cnanl \\~lrei "WASHINGTON, Fell. :!.—Uecliiriii;: \ that the present system of taxation | presented "u perfect mazo of over- i lapping," President Hoover today told j the Interstate conference of legislators hero he liRd hopn Hint tho meeting might help to straighten out this problem. Leaving Ilie AVhite Houso shortly before 10 n. m., the President In his brief address before the opening scission of the legislators, wild the prob- leni had arisen through the evolution of governmental functions of munlcl- . 1311111169, townships, roiinlloB and . states. Hoover Address The President's address follows In full: "It Is a very great pleasure to wel- oomo this first Intorstnto conference .of legislators to Washington. The •Htibjoct of your discussions Is one of iho most Important problems before ,tho nation. > "Tho depression has naturally miide the nation urgently conscious of tho 'lax burdens, but the problem Is much •older than that. Tho. evolution of governmental functions of municipalities, townships, counties ami states, •has led to haphazard development of sources of taxation to support, these functions. i Maza of Tax Systems r "Tho result has been u perfect maze of overlapping, conflicting tux sys- ' loins, with Inevitable Invasions by one jauthorlty of tax areas properly belonging to another authority. If your ' 'conference can help to make a sclen- Htflc division of tax sources among .the various governmental authorities, you will have made a distinct contribution to the efficiency as well us to the economy .of our whole governmental system. "I warmly hope that your deltbera- ~ tions may produce fruitful rcbiilta In "I'thls most Important field." Estate Is to Be Confiscated for j Peculiar Reason j > , — <S; (Associated Press Leaned Wirr) MADRID, Feb. 3,—Because former Premier Count Alvaro de Rotnanones kept his hat on In the presence of the king 22 years ago, the Agrarian reform council de. elded today he must surrender his estates to the republic, The government will pass on the decision. The law stipulates that grandees who availed themselves of the privilege of keeping their head covered while standing before the king must be Included in the list of persons whose lands are being expropriated. This privilege was accorded grandees only. An agrarian Institute secretary said he learned the former premier used the privilege of keeping his hat on at least one occasion In 1911. ROLPH REPLY TO Roosevelt Tennessee Valley Plan Fulfills Dream of Jas.Monroe By JAMES H. STREET (Associated Press Leased Wire) r HATTANOOOA ' Tenn " Feb " 3.-Completlon Of President-elect Ropse- ormer avnorc ^ velt's plans for Industrialization of the Tennessee valley would the subject of public i change the river of romance into the Ruhr of America and fulfill a nope Director Stewart Declares Governor Wrong, Former Executive Correct Rolph's rei .C. Young utility taxes was contradicted here today by Fred E. Stewart, director of tho state tnx research bureau. Young attacked Rolph In R speech at Bcrke- ley voiced first by President James Monroe. He recommended to Congress in 1824 that the Muscle Shoals area of the Tennessee be surveyed. The first examination wa# ordered in 1827 and engineers still study the old river and .dream of making its tremendous power a servant to mankind. nitv taves Smoko from a thousand mills has written a new alphabet In the sky "Tho tax' research I over the valley, but the Tennessee is tho river of romance to the middle in- WES AFIRE, FALLS TO HIS DEATH fTinitr4 Vrr.KK Leaned Wire) SAN PIKC.O, Fob. 3. — Police ami cnrnner'H officers opened it double Investigation today Into the death of Max Marcus, 00, J.og Angeles jewelry salesman, who fell, a flaming torch, from a third floor window of the Maryland hotel hern last night. Marcus' neck was broken by tho fall. He was cla'd only in burning undorclolh- IllK. Uoti/ctlvos who Investigated found his jewelry L-n.se, but said there were no jewels" in II. They also found, u bottle of rubbing nlcohol In bin room and advanced the theory that Mnrcuu had rubbed himself with nlcohol, which was Ignited wlusn he attempted to light his pipe. * Coroner's Investigators «Hsagreed with thu theory and ordered an investigation to determine what happened to the jewelry. Marcus registered, at the hotel yesterday. Police have been imnblo to learn whether there was anyone else In the room lit tho time ho plunged through the window amfc into the street, below. for failure- to recommend an In public utility i replied: bureau has not recommended'any such increase. The implications of its report are against any such Increase on the busts of equalization or otherwise." In contradiction to this, Stewart snld: "Tho tnx research bureau's findings creasing showed necessity of equalization. | south where it has been a powerful^ 1 factor in the political, economic and ' I social development of an empire, Flowe, Southwest The stream is formed near Knox- vllle by rivers that tumble from the Tennessee and Carolina moun- -M— -••• tains. It 'flows southwest and hur- 'wiion"wo°nnnouncad" results of the J rleu toward Chattanooga. Down report, tho bureau said that equallza- | the Hiwasses is Maggie's mill, tlon of all utility rates to conform to the J1.85 average for property taxes locally would result in a, state general fund revenue Increase of $5,800,000 annually, based 'on 1932 assessment figures. -; "This represents a gain of 19.6 per cent over the yield at present rates. That statement stands arid we lire prepared to substantiate our figures." Betrayed Girl Wins Judgment of $5000 (United Prc'n Leaned Wire) SAN DIEGO, Feb. ".—A Superior Court jury today awarded $5000 damages to Jessie Steagold, 25, former Tulsa, Okla., telephone operator, In her suit against Frank Hale, 28, auto club executive, on charges that he betrayed her. Ho promised to marry her in October,, mill, Miss ytpngold told the iiourt, whli-h decided that Halo must support the young woman's nlx- months-old child, in addition to pay- Ing lh<» damages. where a lover wrote "When You and I Were Young, Maggie," to a miller's daughter. Tho rlvor eases Into Moccasin Bend at Chattanooga—slips past gaunt Lookout Mountain, the southern sentinel of the valley—broadens and Blartn Its plunge for Muscle Shoals. It misses Oeorgla by a scratch and leaps away to the south — Alabama bound. The mountains fall behind as the Tennessee glides through the rolling hills to Ountersvllle, Ala., where it does a crazy right face and starts the slow, tortuous drive north—back to Tennessee. It renders this state on the Mississippi line. Tho political, social and economic order has changed completely since the stream left the west. It's now in the land of cotton, mules, mud, and all- weather Democrats. Flows Past Savannah It flows due north past Savannah and near Shlloh, where Civil War graves tell n story of an era when the TenncH.tee was an Instrument of conflict. It severs Tennessee completely and glides into the Ohio at Paducah, Kentucky. The Tennessee^ flows more than 800 miles. It watera wheat and tobacco near its source—cotton at Its mouth. It runs from tho quartz country to the gumbo land—from the apple elder belt to the mint Julep section—from the hot cakes and maple syrup kingdom to the hot biscuits and molasses empire. Mountaineers catch trout In Its upper reaches—negroes catch catfish at its mouth. The Mississippi is the «boss river down south, but the Tennessee !• truly the river of romance. »-••» Founder of Parker Pen Company Dies (United Press Leased Wire) BEVERLY HILLS, Feb. 3.—Funera' services will be hold today for Willlam P. Palmer, 78, one of the founders of tho Parker Pen Company, of Janesvllle, WIs., who died at his home here last Wednesday. He Is survived by a daughter, Mrs Horace Blacknmn of Beverly Hills, am a son, Bernard M. Palmer, Janesvllle WIs. Tho body will be taken to Janesvllle this evening. RANCHER'S DEATH PUZZLES POLICE California!! Dies in Chicago Suburb; Tries Vainly lo Get Help (Utitcd Press Leased Wiie) CHICAGO, Feb. 3.—John C. Davis, Jr., Stf-year-old owner of a California 'rult ranch, died In Rogers Park Ho,el today while he tried In vain to got ielp from his former wife. Mystery surrounded his death. Two 'bottles of medicine prescribed by a physician were almost empty and tho hotel doctor when he was called to Davis' bed- slde reported finding; several white tablets. Davis telephoned hit former wife, Mrs. Ruth Davis, it 6'p. m., yesterday, »he told police. At that time she said he was affable and In good spirits. Early teday, hew- ever, he Called again, mumbling unintelligibly, and Mrs, Davis thought him drunk. Police believed Davla waa than In his death throes and waa seeking aid from Mrs. Davis. ' Davis fell away from the telephone, leaving the Instrument off the hook. This brought tho hotel clerk, Thomas Ross, hurrying up to the room. Davis waa near death and the efforts of the hotel physician failed to save him. Police learned Davis was the son of a former vice-president of tho American Steel Foundry. His present wife is in Vista, Calif., tho slto of the Davis ranch, and his mother is in Albuquerque, N. SI., awaiting an operation. <$> Flyer and Four Passengers Lost in Yukon Region -* (United Press Leased wire) SEWARD, Alaska, Feb. 8.—A thorough search teday by Pilot Matt Nlemlnen over.the Kushko. win and lo>tjer Yukon rivers failed to revsal a trace of a pilot and four passengers, two of them children, who disappeared in a bllz. zard Tuesday, Pilot Bob Reeves, , prominent Alaskan flyer, had as his passengers Mr. and Mr*. Ole Hayes and their two children, aged 4 months and 7 years. Reeves, flying a Falrchlld 71 cabin plane, left Anchorage Monday. He arrived at McQrath and left there Tuesday, heading Into a storm with the thermometer registering frohi 35 to 90 degrees below zero. Nothing has been heard of the plane or Its passengers since. ERAL SANDIN PAPER SUSPENDED BERLIN, Feb. 3. (A. P.) — government tonight suspended .Socialist newspaper Vorwaerts. Tho the Stanislaus County Seeks Moratorium MODESTO, Feb. 3.—Demands for a two-year moratorium on farm mortgages "to prevent California rebellions similar to those of the middle west," were voiced today by tho Stanislaus county tax council following a meeting here. Opposition to constitutional amendments proposed by 'State Controller Uay L. Rlley to. effect tux revision also was expressed. SHOT TO DEATH Victim of Stepson's Wrath; Latter Beats Father" With Hammer (Associated Press Leased Wire) PITTSBURGH Feb. .3.—Death today separates John Coyne, 66, from his 20- year-old bride, and police are holding the man's son, John, 22, charging the youth with slaying Irene Carbert a few hours after her marriage to his father, and with beating the aged man with a hammer. Police are rounding up the 15 wedding guests, who, they say, fled an John, Jr., appeared with a rifle and fired at his new stepmother. The elder Coyne Is recovering from head wounds in a hospital. I ' Police Version Police, reviewing tho case today, say John, Jr., came horo by plane from Detroit, where he had been visiting with his brothers, Patrick and Edward. The brothers were opposed to tho marriage, investigators report, and learning in a message from a relative Promises Peace After Revolt, Now That U. S. Marines Withdrawn By RICHARD E. FRIELL • (CtiyrllM, 1933, by Aiutlitid Pro") MANAGUA, Niearagna, Feb. 3.—A promise of peace after six years of re-" » volt against tho American-advised governments of Nicaragua; ,was left behind today by the colorful General Augusta 8nnd|no, as he headed back r to tho mountain headquarters of his army. The importance of his mes- 1 sage waa almost forgotten In the excitement caused by the sensational manner In which ho delivered It, HIM visit was a complete surprise. A plane from his northern jungle retreat arrived hero late yesterday with tho c6mmander, his father, and three political allies. With an automatic pistol swinging on his hip, he walked Into the presidential palace, sat down wltlv President Juan Bau-» tlsta Sacasa, and' made his pledge of peace. Sleeps In Palace Then tho man who had hunted and been hunted by Nlcaraguan native soldiers and American marines since 1926, enjoyed the luxury, particularly ' for him, of a night's sleep in a palace. Peace is now a fact. Nicaragua entered a new era when the last. United States marines departed from our soil," he told this correspondent after his conference with the President and other government leaders. Faith In Pledge The shrewd general had kept one pledge and . government leaders wore of tho opinion that ho would Iteop this one. He had often said that he would persist In his sanguinary struggle until the last United States marine had departed from Nicaragua. The United States, marines, who for most of 19 years had been stationed In Nicaragua, completed evacuation of the country within two days after the inauguration of President Sacasii, January 1. . Only a few days before the last marines left, moro than "0 were reported slain in an engagement between native guards and SundlrilMliis. A few isolated engagement-. Mince caused considerable doubt whether here, that tho wedding waa to bo held yesterday, John set out by plane, hop- | Ing to arrive in time to prevent the ceremony. Officers say the youth hurried to ! his father's home as soon as the plane landed at a local airport and, seeing tho wedding celebration already in progress, went directly to the base- mow t. ment. Youth Quoted peace was at hand. Terms Not Published The terms of tho peace seUlemeiii were not made public. The general said ho had control of all his officers and men und did not expect any further trouble. After hie return by plane today, he was to order them to lay down their arms. "In case some unforeseen objection is raised by my soldiers-situated far from central control, and they continue the rebellion, I have" placed my- "I got a rifle," police quote the youth as saying. "There was only one cartridge, so I picked up a hammer lying ! self at the orders of President Sa- there and put It in my pocket." Going upstairs, witnesses told police, Coyne met his stepmother In the kitchen and, without a word, leveled the gun and fired. She fell to the floor, apparently dying instantly. As the guests fled, officers continue, tho father rushed to the kitchen where he was felled* with blows from tho hammer. APPEALS FOR OF STOLEN casa and will aid him In forcing them to follow my example," lie, asserted. He Indicated he considered his army the best "disciplined in the world." "Our fight is finished and this enables Nlcaraguans to embrace each other fraternally, and to be worthy, of the moral respect of tho whole world, now that we have proved, and will continue to prove, that wo are capable of governing ourselves alone," General Sandlno said. Chesterfields are Milder W HEN you ask a Chesterfield smoker why that's his brand—he generally conies right out flat-footed and says... "It's because They 're Milder/ " So we're going to keep right on doing everything we know how to keep them that way. That's why we look for and buy the mildest and ripest tobaccos we can get. That's why we age them in our warehouses till they're mellow and sweet. We believe that even the shredding of the tobacco... and the quality of the paper it's rolled in, have a \ot to do with the even- drawing, mild smoke that people enjoy in Chesterfields. You can bank on this... every method known to science is used to make Chesterfield a milder, better-tasting cigarette that satisfies. Chesterfield Radio Program— Er«ry night *»• vept Su»diy, Coluaibia coait-to-coait Network. (Associated Press Leased Wire) I CHICAGO. Feb. 3.—If certain per' sons will kindly bring back the bulld- i Ings John J. Williams says are missing, all will be forgiven. 1 Williams Is a Chicago real estate ' man. who began to kick yesterday , about the building boom he said had been under way In nearby Chicago . Ridge. His complaint was that it was ! making his own property go to pieces. • Ho said he -took over tho $150,000 property—a group of brick buildings including a warehouse, through fore- clcv'ture proceedings three years ago, but never Inspected his holdings until u few days ago, when a prospective purchaser appeared. It was then he said lip noted all- his buildings were gone—except two walls. His Investigation revealed, he snld, that the thrifty citizens of Chltago : Rldgo had removed bricks from his j PEN PICTURE OF GENERAL SANDINO NEW YORK, Feb. 3. *A. P. I—Sun- dino, the little chap who iJefiod u co- i lossus—what sort of fellow la ho, anyhow? Gangster or patriot? Al Capone or George Washington? • He has beon called both—praised and condemned. A will o' the wisp who vowed to "drink Yankee blood," he has been u live question mark around which controversy flamed. To Presjdent Hoover, toward whom ho shook a clenched fist, he was beyond tho palo of civilization, a crim- buildings to repair this and that, while a few others decided to erect a garage and n new bungalow. Naturally he felt put out about It so he went before a Justice and obtained r,,", warrants. Tho judge, however, j withheld the warrants after the cltl- i v.eiiH held a mass meeting. : They promised to bring the buildings j back. IE .BY HANGS SELF IN CELL fl'nltcil l'rr*8 Leaned 1V(re) • LUrV. Kob. 3. — Apparently overcome by tho Hhork of being arrested on un intoxication charge, Kr- wln AV. Spauldlng, 29, of Richmond, hanged himself In a jail cell early today. | The war veteran, who was released from tho T.lvermoro Veterans Hospital ICKH thiin two years ugo. after lrc".itmrnt for shell shock, was ur- r^stoil when ho drovu hln nutomo- Ullr. into n. purked oar.' Later, he wan found hanging from a bar In his cell. He had fashioned H. noose from lil» necktie. Kpauldlng reoelved J50 u. month as a disabled veteran, but was unemployed except for odd Jobs us a radio repairman. In addition to his widow, ho Is survived by three children. inal and a bandit. Wherever, in tho vust stretches of Latin-America, men fear or dislike the huge power to the north, ho was admired as a liberator and a patriot. Only 39 Years Old Augusto * Cesar Sandlno Is still young, only 39. Starting with 10 men and practically no ammunition, he built up an "army" that Inflicted death and woo on tho United States marines in a fleeting, five-year guerilla fight that focussed tho world's attention on Nicaragua. Tho son of a small coffee planter, he * Inherited his passionate nature from his father, who was a fiery Liberal and knew what tho inside of u jail looked like. In his youth he worked . on his father's coffee plantation, in American mines, oil fields. Once he invented a mortar, and again an antiaircraft gun. Fighting once In a revolution on the Bide of tho Liberals, ho was wounded and fled to tho wilds. A few wueks * later, ho appeared as If by magic at Puerto Cabezas with 10 men and askeci tho Liberals for rifles and ammunition. He got DO guns and 50,000 rounds. Eight hundred men flocked to his standard UB time went on. " AND HITLER THEY'RE MILDER- THEY TASTE BETTER 1335, LlGGEri i Mliii TOBAU'O C<>. Two Lose Lives in Explosion and Fire i.iHsoclated Press Leased Wire) PROVIDENCE, It. I., Feb. 3.— Two men were killed and two others injured early today when an explosion followed by flro wrecked a one story , brick structure at tho United States Rubber Company, in which coverings for golf bulls were made. Hundreds of windows woro broken by flying debris In homes and factories I blockM away, i The bodies of John J. Kllroo, 8!), and • John O'Ke'll, !!!>, «'on< recovered from i the iK'brlK. (Amiociutcd Press Leased Wire) PARIS, Feb. 8. — A warning by former Premier Edounrd Herrlot was icforo France today that the similar theories of Premier Mussolfnl of Unly*" and Chancellor Hitler , of Germany endangered peace. Their theorleu would loud to Hie revamping of JSurope by revision of, treaties, the ex-premlor xald during the course of a lecture lust night before a university audience. He said Italy heads, a movement lo revise war treaties, and has strong interests in the Balkans. At tho same time, lie advocated iv revival of Franco-Italian friendship which he admitted, he "utterly failed" In reestablishing while premier. '' SMOK Soothes the throat. Fresh- ena the mouth OVERCOMES BAD BREATH

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