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THE BAKERSF1ELD CAL1FORN1AN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1933 15 MARKETS IN JERKY STA1E List Shows Some Strength, but Utilities and Rails Uncertain LATE BULLETIN NEW YORK, Feb. 3. (A. P.)— Rails, crept up In the late trading to fllve a little better appearance to a ragged and 'Irresolute stock market today. Some of the utll- Itles and .specialties were heavy, however, and the list was Irregular _at the finish. The turnover was'only about 900,000 shares. (Associated Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK, Fob. 3.-rTho stock market was jerky and uncertain today. The list showed some Blgns of meeting support, as prices approached the lower levels of the trading range of tho past four months, bul a number of the utilities and miscellaneous industrials were, again In supply, and rails baroly held their own. / Among stocks off a point or two were North American, Consolidated Gas, Public Service of New Jersey, American Telephone, American Can, American Tobacco B, National Biscuit, Goodyear, and Union Pacific. Tho steel stocks were again steady, und bullish, activity continued In gold mining Issues and New York transactions. Homestako, Mclntyro Porcupine and Interboro Rapid Transit gained a point or so. On tho wholo, the market was dull and seemed almost wholly a professional trading affair. «$>- New York Close -.V, (United Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK, Feb. 3.— Railroads Atchlson » 43 % Baltimore & Ohio ll«i Chesapeake & Ohio 28% Uric 5^ Illinois Centrnl 13'' .Missouri Pacific 2'fi New York Central J!Hi Northern Pacific Jr>~» Pennsylvania 18v' Southern Pacific J7V: Unlos Pacific 74'J Great Northern pfd 9 '/. Industrials American Can 08 American Tel: & Tel lon' 8 .Harden 22 Cities Service 2?j Columbia GUM 11 Vi Consolidated Gas f>l 7 » Corn Products 54 Ourtiss-Wright l"a Famous Players "a Vox Kilms "A" Hi General IClOftrlc 13*4 General Foods 23'. B Gold Uust 14 Ms Goodyear Tire and Rubber 12 International Harvester 20% International Tel. &. Tel ti Montgomery Ward <$>BRIGHT SPOTS IN BUSINESS (United Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON,—World consumption of American cotton this year will show an increase over- that for 1931-32, according to tho bureau of agricultural economics. BOSTON.—Pepperell Manufacturing Co., sold $8,328,000 worth of goods In tho last six months of 1032,1 a gain of 2.9 percent over the sales of $8,093,00 in tho last half of 1931. .POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. — Central Hudson Gas. & Electric Corp., reported for 1932 a not income of $2,042,980, against $1,943,008 In 1931. DIVIDEND (Associated Frets Leased Wire) XNEW YORK, Fob. 8. —American Steel Foundries Company today declared a dividend of BO cents on tho preferred stock which heretofore has paid $1.75 quarterly. L. A. Stocks LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 — Industrials Stock — • Bid Byron Jackson ........... 1U Claude Neon Electric ..... 6% Douglas Aircraft ......... 11 Derrick com ....... 1! Stocks Brace and Develop Fairly Steady fone; Oils Firm (Associated Prest Leased Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3.— Western stocks braced, today and showed moro resistance to tho decline. Around noon the market had developed a fairly steady tone, with price changes about even. On tho stock exchange there was an upward movement in the Insurance group, in which Anglo Bank participated. Home Fire & Marine advanced 1(4, Occidental «4 and Fire men's Fund %, while Anglo gained H Utility Preferred showed 2 gains, lion Angeles Gas 6s adding H and Railway Equipment Seconds 1%, after long Inactivity. Southern Pacific yielded an early gain to hold even with around 1000 shares selling. Others in tho steady list were Union Oil, Pacific Gas common, Pacific Lighting Preferred, Food Machinery, California Packing, United Airport and Western Plpo & Steel. Losses were confined to modest fractions. Transamerlca spent most of tho forenoon down ij at 4%. Coast Counties and Globe G. & M. com ....... 6Vi Goodyear T. & R. pfd ..... 25 Taylor Milling ............ 4'/8 Van Do Kamp ............ B Western Pipe ............ 6% Banks Citizens Nat. Bank ........ 3BU Sec. First Nat. Bank ...... 42H Miscellaneous L. A. Investment Co ....... l=>i Pacific Finance Co ........ .0 Pacific Mutual Life ....... 26% Transamerlca ............ 4H Western Air Express ..... 14Vi Public Utilities • L. A. G. & K. pfd ......... 96 P. G. & E. com ........... 28 P. O. & IS. 1st pfd ........ 24% Pacific Lighting com ...... 36 S. J. L. & P. C% pfd ...... 80 Asked 2 7% 12 4 10 26 4% 9% 7% 42% 1% 6V* 27.. 4% 14% 96% 28% 247* 37 North American 2491 las Klcctrlc 2SU Pacific GUI Radio Corporation Sufoway Stores Sears-Roebuck U. S. Rubber Unlmi Carbide & Carbon... United Aircraft Warner Brothers Western Union > WesttnghouHc Electric Wool worth J. C. Penney Transamerlca Flrnt National Stores Juhnp-Munvllle Caterpillar Metals American Smelting So. Calif. Edison com 24 1 a 24 VB So. Calif. Kdlson 7% pfd.. 26»i 27 So. Calif. Kdlson 6% pfd.. 24'fc • 24% SA Calif. Edison u^% pfd 21% 22 So. Calif. Gas 0% pfd 23 \i Southern Pacltic '. 16?i 17 Oils Rnrnsda.ll 3 Balso Chica 1 Pacific Weslern 3 Republic Petroleum Uk-nfleld Oil Hlchfleld Oil ufd •Standard Oil of Calif Union Oil of California Si § "f 23 >J 10 8% 3% I 23% Los Angeles Hay (Associated Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGKLES. Feb. 3.—Hay, ton, f. o. b. Los Angeles: Choice barley. $12.50® 13.50. 40 " I Choice out. $13.50@14.uO. IS ! Alfalfa (delivered llynes or Z~i \ Monte): 2!i'.. I U. S. No. 1, $12fii:i. -•"' U. S. No. 2 leafy. $11.50@12.00. U. S. No. 2, $11.00®H.50. per . 23'i 1'i 23«g 33 12 Anaconda ........................ 7',i Bethlehem Steel .................. 14 International Nickel ............. 7% Kennecott Copper ................ S^i U. S. Steel ........................ 26^ Vanadium Steel...: ............... 11U Republic Steel .................... 5T» Tobacco and Sugar American Sugar ................. 24U American Tobacco "A" .......... 56'i. American Tobacco "B" .......... 58Vi American Sumatra .............. 8 Cuban American Sifgar .......... 1% Great Western Siinar ............ 8% R. J. Reynolds "B" .............. 31 United Cigars ................... \i Oils -Mexican Seaboard ......... '. ..... 15 Pan American "B" .............. 12 Phillips Petroleum ............... 5% Shell Union ..................... 4'A Sinclair .......................... 5'i Standard OH of California ....... 23% Standard Oil of New Jersey ..... 25% Standard Oil of New York ....... 6% Gas 6s, Pacific Gas Standard Oil and North American Oil wero moderately lower. Curb gains were Southern California Edison 6s, up Vt and West OXmst Life, up lOc. Itulo Preferred, Crown Willamette Preferred and American Toll Bridge held even, while small losses Included American Telephone, which stuck close to par, Idaho Mines and Occidental Pete. Southern California Gas dropped 1% to 194. NET LOSS INCREASES NEW YORK, Fcb . 3. (A. P.) • American Steel Foundries Company had a net loss of $1,526,244 In 1932 against loss of $791,373 In 1931. NET PROFIT DECLINES NEW YORK, Feb. 3. (A. P.) Tho National Steel Corporation for 1932 today reported net profit of $1,662,919 compared with $4,443,323 In 1931. OIL DIVIDEND DECLARED CHICAGO, Fob. 3. (A. P.)— Directors of Standard Oil of Indiana today declared the usual dividend of 25 cents cash on capital stock. S, F. Stocks GRAND JURY FAVORS COUNTY COST SLASH (Continued From Page One) I Citrus Market ' | <j> —<j> (Associated Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3.—Early reports from eastern and iiilddlo western auclion centers today gave the following price range per box: Oranges Graded Above Texas Company Tidewater Association Motors Auburn 12% (new).... 3'/i 41U Chrysler 11 &J. General Motors 12% Hudson 4% Packard Motors 2 VI Studebuker 3% Tlmken Roller Bearing 15Vi Equipments American Car Foundry 7 Baldwin Locomotive 6% General Tank 17% Stewart-Warner 8% L. A. BUTTER, EGGS, POULTRY . LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3. (U. P.)— Butter Prime, 20c; prime firsts, 19c; standards, ISc; firsts, 17c. Eggs Large — Clean extras, 17c; lighf dirty extras, ICc; clean standards, IGc; light dirty standards, 16c; checks, 16c. Medium — Clean extras, 15c; light dirty extras, 15c; clean standards, 14c; light dirty standards, 14c; checks, He. Small— Clean, 14c; light dirty, 14c. Poultry and Rabbits Hens, Leghorns, to 3U Ihs., 12c. -i. J VllOf AJtfelUJt JIO, tl -74 \,\J U 74 lilC. I L i, Hens, Leghorns, 3U to 4 Ibs., 13c. Hens, Leghorns, 4 Ibs. and up, 146. Hens, colored, 3V1 to 4 Ibs., 15c. Hens, colored, 4 Ibs. and up, 16c. Broilers, 1 to 1>4 Ibs.. 13c. Broilers, 1% to Zy t Ibs., 15c. lions, Leghorns, 4 Ibs. and up, 13c. Fryorc, colored, 2',J to 3Vi Ibs., 17c. Roaster*, soft bone,, !IVi lbn. up, 17c. Slags, 13c; old roostern, 8c. Ducklings, Pekln, 4 Ibs. und up, lie. Other limn Pokin, 4 Ibf. up, lOc. Old ducks, lOc. GOCBP. 12c. Young torn turkcya, IB Ibs. up, ]3c. Young torn*, dressed, 12 Ibs. up, ]6c. Hen turkeys, 9 Ibs. und up, 13c. Hen turkeys, dressed, 8 Ibs. up, 16c. Old toni turkeys, 12o; dressed, 15c. .Squabs, under 11 Ibs. per dozen, 15c, Squabs, 11 Ibs. dozen uud up, 20c. Capons,' live, under 7 Ibs., 18c. Capons, live, 7 Ibs. und up, 20c. Capons, dressed, under 6 Ibs;, 23c. Capons, dressed, 6 Ibs. und up, 23c. Rabbits, No. 1 white. 3 to 4 Ibs., He. Rabbits, No. 2 white, 3 to 4 Ibs., Oc. No. 1, mixed colors, 3 to 4 Ibs., Se. Rabbits, No. 1, old, 5c. LOS ANGELES LIVESTOCK LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3. (U. P.)— Hogs—Receipts 175; market steady; medium 162-pound Colorados 3.65. Cattle—Receipts 200, holdovers 12G; good steers 75 to $3,80; to medium Choice Now York $2.66<i?3.15 Boston- 2.35©:!.60 Chicago 2.10@3.2D Philadelphia, 2.60 Plttsburg '".76 Choice $1.85@>2.20 2.'d6@2.35 2.15 ].95@2.30 2.25 2.35 2.00 Cleveland 2.65®3.85 St. Louis 2.90®3.00 Baltimore 3.00 Cincinnati 2.20@3.90 1.50@1.SO Detroit 2.50®3.00 1.7002.30 Lemons Graded Above Choice Choice New York $3.60iiT4.25 $2.85@3.60 Boston 4.05@4.40 Chicago 4.ID Philadelphia Cleveland ... St. Louis ... Baltimore 3.60 2.90@3.90 3.50 3.00 3.00 3.10 2.45 2.30 (Assootated Presi Leased Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3.— Stock— Bid Asked Alaska Juneau 13 13>,4 California Packing S"j Crown Zell. com. vtc 1 Crown Zell. pref. A 9 Crown Zell. pref. B 9 9% Fireman's Fund 41H 42% Golden State 3% 4 Leslie California 13 H L, A. G. & B. pfd 96 97 Mugnin pfd 60 70 P. G. & 15. com 28>i 28% P. G. & K. 6% 1st pfd 24»4 24<>i Pacific Lighting- com 30% S6'4 Pac. Lighting; $6 dlv. pfd.. 92% 93 Pac. Pub. Ser. new com... ^« % Pac. Pub. Ser. 1st pfd S»i 4 P. T. & T. com 77 78% P. T. & T. pfd..... 109 110 Parafflne com. 9% 10 Richfield com % »J iloos com 2 6 Schlestfnger A. com ^ ii ' P 17H 17U S. P. G. G. A 4?i 6% S. P. G. G. B 3 5U Standard Oil, California... 23'i 23% Tidewater com 3' 3% Tidewater pfd 41% 44 Western Pipe com 6H 7U Cotton Futures (Associated I'ress Leated Wire) NEW YORK, Feb. 3. — An opening advance In response to higher Liverpool cables and trade buying was checked by renewed liquidation In cotton today. Offerings were absorbed on moderate setbacks by continued trade or commission house buying, however, and tho mldaftcrnoon market was steady at net advances of 4 to 5 points. Cotton futures closed very steady, 10-12 higher; March, B.89@5.90; May, Cincinnati 2.70@3.70 2.25@2.65 Detroit 4.50 .CO LOS ANQELES PRODUCE MARKET LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3. (U. P.)— Fruits and vegetables moved slowly on this morning's market with liberal supplies In practicably all lines and few price changes. Artichokes, $3.50@3.75 box. Avocados, Fuertes, 18@20o pound; Pueblos, I«@17c. Brussels sprouts, 7@9c per pound. Cauliflower! pearl typo, 30@35c. Local Cannonbull cabbage, 35@40c; red, 50©75c. Celery: Venice, half-orates, 50@65c; Chula Vista fancy, 90c; Long Beach, 80T/)90c. Lettuce: Crates Iceberg, Imperial valley dry pack 4s, $l<g>1.15; fair quality. SOigOOc; 5s, 75c@$l; Lomita, loose, 30®3Dc. Peas: San Pedro, 6@9c pound; Orange county, 6@8c; and Coachella val- summer squash, ley fancy, 12@13c. Imperial valley $2.35(j?<2,50; San Diego county Italian, $1.25(0)1.50; local cream, 40@SOc lug; winter banana, $7®>10 ton. Local rutabagas, $1.35 cwt. Local Jersey sweet potaloee broughl 40(fi:50c lug; Nancy Halls, 60<g>70e on bost. 40®50o ordinary. San Joaquln valley, lugs Jerseys. 46(gD5c. Tangerines, 2<s'2^c pound. CHICAGO GRAIN CHICAGO, Fob. 3. (A. P.)—Wheat market changes . today largely para Holed the action of securities, with advances followed by dips and then by rullles, but casing at the last. The volume of wheat trade was limited, and there was a general disposition to 'go slow on either sldo of tho market pending developments in tho world situation. Wheat prices kept within- a range of about 1 cont a bushel. Wheat closed easy, unchanged to ... lower compared with yesterday's finish, corn \\,-%c off, pats unchanged to Vic higher, und provisions .unchanged to a rise of 2 cents. , ..-. mostly steady; medium to $4.25 to $4.60; common $3. . cows $1.50 to $3.00. I Calves—Receipts 150; steady: light vealers $6.00; load Arizona calves $4.50. bhoep—Receipts none; good to choice lambs quoted $5.20 to $8.00. BAR SILVER XKW YORK, 1-Vb. .'!. (A. P.)~ Dur •JJyi-r unchanged id !!&"». CHICAGO, Feb. 3. (A. P.)—Wheat, no sales; new corn, No. 3 mixed. 23% 23 Vic; No. 2 yellow, 24%c; No. 3 white, 23'/.c; old corn, No. 2 mixed, 25c; No. 2 yellow, 25Vic; No. 2 white, 25Vie; oats, No. 2 white, 16V4<8>16%c; No. 8 rye, no sales; bar white, ley, 25<Q'3(ic. v METALS MARKET NEW YORK, Feb. 3. (A. P.)—Copper quiet; electrolytic spot, 5o; future, GHc. Tin steady;* spot and-nearby, $2.1.50; future, $23.60. Iron quiet, unchanged, I>Hd dull; spot New York $!l; Kant St. Louis, $2.87. '/line barely .steady: Mam Ht. Louis spot mid fu I lure, J2.80. Antimony, $D.80. 6.03 6.34 , .. 6.04; July, 0.1E®6.18; October, 6.36; December, 6.48; January, V.M-I '.y/ u.wv | A^vuvii* i_rei . U<^O , U 6.52. Spot quiet; middling 6.00. NEW ORLEANS COTTON NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 3. (A. P.)— Spol cotton closed steady, 8 points up. Sales, 1297; middling, 6.S5. COTTONSEED OIL DALLAS, Feb. 3. (II. P.)—Crude cottonseed oil, $2.40@2.50. FOREIGN EXCHANGE NEW YORK, Feb. 3. (A. P.)—Foreign exchange steady; Great Britain In dollars, others In cents: Great Britain, demand, 3.39%; cables, 3.39?i; 60-day bills, 3.88%. KM* county salary list remains at top figures." Reform must, start at homo, , the foreman writes In hie report'In which ha takes cognizance tof the fact that tho Board of Supervisors has a "growing sense of acutcness of tho situation." Respecting a suggestion that tho county charter system be adopted hero, tho jury finds: 'This Jury expresses no opinion about tho proposed charter, but unless the officials now entrusted with the expenditure of Kern county taxes Indicate In the near future not only willingness but ability to Inaugurate the reforms essential to tho salvation of tho taxpTiyer th'oro will remain but one remedy for tho taxpayer and that will be to take control of tho situation. ..." Gasoline Taxes In the -report there are quoted at length excerpts from tho spoOch of F. J. Koster, of the state chamber of commerce showing the Increase In the tax burden now borne by the public. The report also embodies recommendations of the National Association of Real Estate Boards to this end: That tho stuto finance all highways and streets through gasoline taxes; school districts bo abolished; special assessment districts be eliminated; federal sales tax bo enacted; and other recommendations. Returning to -the Supervisors tho report admits that these "are not happy days for the Supervisors, torn by tho demands to reduce taxes and at tho same tlmo provide for the sick and needy. Rigid economy, is the solution extended by the Grand Jury, that the taxpayer may survive and the sick and needy cared for at tho samo time. $42,000 Salary Cut Concerning its recommended cut of $42,000 In salaries through tho county- government act, the Grand Jury writes: "This Jury has recommended cuts In statutory salaries to save the county some $42,000 a year, plus some thousands In fees. If this recommendation to the Legislature fails of enactment, It will bo due solely to opposition by the Board of Supervisors. Tho jury submitted Us find- Ings to the Supervisors, received approval of all but five Hems, accepted three of tho changes (all upward) recommended by that board, and. thus left In fact only one salary higher than tho board wished. This jury under Its oath pledged Itself to impersonal action. The jury cut $2400 a yeur from this official's fees and raised his salary $.600. Tho Jury declined to accept the Supervisors' cut on this salary and stands pat on that position. If Kern county does not benefit from cutting $42,000 a year from statutory salaries, tho answer lies with the Supervisors, and Is hero set forth to 'keep tho record straight.' Illuminating Diagram Every Kern county budget includes an Illuminating diagram which shows that 71 per cent of tho money expended by this county is not under control of the supervisors. That is truo. Bond redemption and (unrest, schools, special dlstrlcls, and "salaries fixed by law." This last Hem can now bo reduced by $42,000. And wllh statutory salaries reduced, the supervisors can reduce salaries of officials appointed by them to tho same level The Grand Jury recommends that reduction be made In tho salaries of these appointive employes, on everything over $1200 a year, to conform with reductions In other salaries recommended. The saving thus made Is estimated as close to $60,000. Asks Consolidations Here again, more Important than salary cuts should bo consolidations eliminations, and rigid economies. It lias been strongly | urged that the county road districts be consolidated that the county surveyor or other competent engineer be placed In charge of road work, that roud taxes bo mado available for the county sys tern and that equipment bo bought for general use. Road equipment bough In 1931 is listed as costing $00,000, am In 1932,at $126,431. Equipment sup plies and repairs add $75,000 to $100, 300 more annually to theso figures, thi total charges to roads In the 1932 financial statement being $661,981 Good equipment undoubtedly reduces cost of road upkeep, but it Is not un reasonable to expect one engineering chief of the wholo system to show real savings In buying and upkeep. Relief Work Urged With county-wido roud work of their hands, tho Supervisors could devote full time to classification o all other activities, organization an< supervision, and undoubtedly secur greater efficiency at less cost. All- ports and parks, for instance, are now segregated In supervision according to supervisorial districts. County hospltailzation, welfare work, aid fo the blind, and the complex relle work now needed should all show greater efficiency and economy I given more personal study and at tentlon. This jury has sufftclen faith, both in the ability and th willingness of the Board, to bellev Franco, 3.90 7-10. demand, Italy - cables, %: cables, 5.11%. ^t; ble vv i-^u. j.Ltiij, U.IUTO, unuiea, U,II*PB, Demands: Belgium, 13.91; Germany, 23.77%; Holland, 40.19H; Toklo, 21.00; Shanghai, 28.37H; Hongkong, 22.19; Montreal, 84.62%; Mexico City (silver peso), 29.85. CHICAGO LIVESTOCK CHICAGO, Feb. 3. (A. P.)—Hogs- Receipts 27,000; active, 'D@10o lower; good to choice 170 to 220-pound, $3.30 @3.40; top, $3.40; sows, $2.65@2.80. Cattle—Receipts 1500; largely cleanup market; trade easy, slow; no choice steers or yearlings offered; bulk $5 down to $4; bulk heifers, $4.50 down to $3; boef cowa dull, $2.35@2,7B; veal- ers fully steady at $5.DO@6,50; choice, $7.00@7.00. Sheep—Receipts 14,000; steady; good to choice natives, $5.60<g>5.76; fat ewes, $2.00@2.?5. SAN FRANCISCO LIVESTOCK SOUTR SAN FRANCISCO, Fob. 3. (A. P.)—Hogs—Receipts 12C; about steady, Instances stronger; 203-pound California^ $3.85: 145-156 poundu $3.GC <§.3:75: sows $!J.7S. Cattle—Receipts 125; steers active, about steady; medium 964-1009-pouno Callfornlas $4.26@4.50; common to medium 996 pounds $4.00; other grades und classes not represented. Sheep—Receipts none; nominally steady. ert GOVERNMENT BONDS NEW YORK, Feb. 3. (A. P.)—Lib •ty bonds closed today: 3V t B. 32-47, 103.18. that, given the time for more detailed study of these problems they woul accomplish far-reaching and much needed improvement. The taxpaye Is asking for the utmost economy wit a minimum of interruption of wor and is entitled to it, so long as h must foot tho bills out of sadl diminished Income. Falling to obtal Ihe relief he requires through exlstln governmental control, he indicates willingness to dismantle and rebull tho county government structure. Branch Libraries The current budget appropriate county library of which sun ago increased the amount it toward judicial salaries, but WIDOW READY TO TESTIFY First 4Vis. 32-47, 102.25. Fourth 4Vis, 33-38, 103.14. Fourth 4Vis, reg. S8-38. 103.18. Treasury 4Vis. 47-52, 110.81. Treasury 4s, 44-54, 108.30. Treasury 3*is, 46-56, 1QE.11. Treasury 3%s, 40-43, June, J.02.25. Treasury 3%s, 43-47. 102.20. Treasury 3%s, 41-43, March, 102,25. Treasury SVis,-46-49, 100. Treasury 3s, 51-55, 98,24. COFFEE MARKET NEW YORK, Fob. 3. (LT. P.)—Coffee: Rio 7« on apot, S'/fco; Snntos 4«, 9 Vic. ' During the three months of Janary, • February and March, 1932, the ecords show that there wero 91 ullding, 82 plumbing, 86 electrical nd 10 slgnMnspectlons, In tho Bak- rsfleld department of buildings, nn vertigo of three a- day. Tho pay roll f four employes In this department mounts to $9750 a year, and a deficit f $5285.51 developed last year. No ood reason Is apparent why nearly 10,000 a year should still bo spent on n activity that has practically van- shed. Donations to Veterans With a thought to economy and co- rdlnatlon of existing activities, tho ollowlng resolution was adopted, ,'hlch tho Jury believes will be ac- eptablo to tho veterans themselves; "Whereas: Tho depression has ro- uced Incomes of tho taxpayers of the ounty to a position that It Is almost onflscatlon of their property to moot he taxes duo on thorn. Bo it resolved: ?hat we recommend that tho allotments mado to tho different veterans' rganlzatlons bp discontinued, except o those posts, chapters or camps that ho Board of Supervisors have already greed to help finance tho completion f their clubrooms or buildings. Wo urther recommend that tho allotment o tho Bakersflold Post No. 26 bo con- Inued, due to the fact thnt a olumo of relief work, such as hos- >ltallzatlon, compensation claims, In- uranco claims, etc,, aro handled hrough this post for all veterans." Purchasing Agent For tho purchasing agent's office 19635 Is appropriated for salaries In ho current budget. Considerable doubt is justified as to whether this office has not been largely deprived f tho power warranting Its existence, tonsolldatloqi of purchasing Is galn- ng popularity, but this jury feels Ihat he offlco should bo given complete authority to function und held to strlcl accountability for results, or bo abandoned. In Ihls connection our attention was called to tho supply warehouse muln- alned for school supplies. Tho gross annual business of this department Is about $30,000, whereas tho salaried overhead is "$5600 a year, nullifying any hope that purchasing economy may be made. Most purchases are nado through local dealers and there s no reason to doubt that the dealer would absort) Iho deterioration ol stock If tho supplies were obtained Yom him as wanted, wllh no halting of service. Hero is a lyplcal lllustru- lon how experimental setups go 01 forever, despite proof of their Inefficiency. Judicial Salaries Recommendations came from oral sources that this jury advocated reduction In tho number of Superlot ~?ourt judges from threo to two, on tho ground that slackness In court busl- less explains occasional absence of xern judges in olher counties; also hut the salaries be reduced. It niusl )e conceded that salurles adequate to nsure services of high-class Judges nust be paid. Tho stuto somo tlmo pays Kern county reduced Its share per Judge (1000 a year, thereby saving $3000 anc eavlng judicial salaries where they wero. This jury decided not to lower salaries. As to reduction in tho number of judges, no change is possible for four years and this jury felt that thU 1934 Grand Jury, obligated to review statutory salaries and with better knowledge of tho then demands of ;ourt business, will be tho proper body to determine tho wisdom of any suggested changes. Little Nepotism Numerous rumors and complaints have circulated that nepotism and similar favoritism has been shown In appointive offices. Fairness demands tho statement that this Jury found llttlo justification for thoso charges. Less easily explained, however, Is the duplication of names on tho county pay roll, where occasionally It Is found that both husband and wife draw public salaries. In Iheso limes of Blress, two members of tho same family should' not thus share unduly in tho nil-too-few paying Jobs, this whether In schools or elsewhere, this Jury urges that tho practice be~dls- contlnued. Even more strongly is it recommended that In tho several cases where wives aro drawing county salaries, although their, husbands enjoy salaries from other employment ample to maintain the home In comfort, such wives bo replaced by others of''tho many who find themselves without any Income. Unjustified Criticism Tho jury report rocognl/.os "wide" criticism of tho county garage but finds much of It unjustified. It recommends rigid enforcement of tho rulo allowing county cars to bo used only for official business and finds that a "lot of taxpayers could bo happy in now cars costing less than $4000." Concerning the welfare- department the Grand Jury reports that It has been criticized for being too "strict" and too "generous." "Constructive criticism should be welcomed and utilized," the jury declares, "but sympathy should bo the directing motive, not forgetting that we who urge stinginess today may next year be asking generosity." t As to tho tuberculosis hospital tho Jury finds "a wonderful work Is being done." Apropros of tho county hospital, a much debated subject In times past the Grand Jury has this to say: Cheap Hospltallratlon Tho county hospital, costing a quar- ler of a million annually, Is providing cheap hospllallzatton for the general public which It otherwise would not receive unless at u cost of entailing financial burdens on tho recipient. Throughout this nallon there Is a trend toward public-supported hospitals, whore uffllcted citizens may receive the most skilled and modern medical cure, the cost being bused on oompurullvo ability lo pay. For generations people havo endured curable ailments and suffered from physical anguish rather than oxchangn the family saviiiRK for expert treatment. Tho million dollar Kern County Hospital erected and puid for by the tux- payors of Kent county should bo available to our citizens and not on tho condition thut they declare themselves paupers or agrvo to become paupers. Such Is the coming practice throughout Iho country. Whatever equitable adjustments are needed to reconcile existing conflict in making universal and permanent tills program, should be mude and conflict ended. More equitable and scientific methods should bo adopted to make Ihls humanitarian service universally available und to Insure thut the beneficiaries, contribute according to their means. Car* of City Prisoners Repeating the findings of the last 10 Grand Juries, this jury strongly condemns the present arrangement between • tho -city of Bakersflold und Kern counly for tho cjiro of city prisoners.. Unsanitary quarters, fro- $51MO. The county surveyor could wolllqucntly overcrowded,-aro available In 15-YEAR GIRL IS SUP HI Body Found in Woods, With Clothing Torn; Evidence of Assault Attempt Aloha Wanderwell, blonde widow of Captain Wanderwell, as she appeared In court at Long Beach, ready to testify at the trial of James Guy, accused of killing her husband on their yacht "Carma" shortly before they were to have sailed on an "adventure and riches" cruise to the South Seas. A ______ '(Untied Prcst Leased Wire) NEW YORK, Feb. 8.—Upon an vernlght bug containing personal be- onglngs of a school girl, hinged today 10 solution of tho murder of Mary Iclen O'Connor, 15-year-old high ohool student. Her body was found late- yesterday n deep woods In NIIHNH.U county. Her kull had been frncturod by several Iowa. Her clothing was torn. An utopsy Indicated an unsuccessful at- ernpt at assault, Sho had been dead more than six hours but physicians were In doubt whether her death oc- urred one day ago or six. Mary left her home In Rockaway 'ark last Friday to spend tho week- nd with her chum, Virginia Fltz- enry, In Floral Park, a Long Island uburb, she carried her overnight bag ontalnlng an extra pair of stockings, an extra dress, and orchid pajamas. No trace of the bag or Its contents was found and police hoped that the slayer still had it in his possession, believing It might be . the means by which he would be betrayed. Mary disappeared between her home and tho home of her chum. Police raced her as far as East New York. ». transfer point on her trip to Floral 'ark. There she vanished In midday. Police revealed that the girl's father received several communications after ho child's disappearance, ono con- alnlng a ransom demand. Tho notes apparently were written by crunks. There was no sign of a struggle •where tho body was found. A few lundred feet away, the ground was stomped down and twigs were broken 'rom bushes as though a terrific fight lad occurred. The girl's body was bruised. (Continued from Page One) suit asserting that no robbery was committed, IIB alleged. An Explanation "This futile Inquiry Is reported here In detail to disclose why this Grand Jury did not Indict various people, us was so glibly urged on tho street. Any indictment must have rested on unproven suspicion und been open to dismissal by tho district attorney or acquittal In tho trial court. Suspected men are. entitled to the benefit of u doubt. Tho Jury WHS assured thai (ill angles of the cuso were to bo threshed out In the courts, which is proving true, so tax money was saved by not starting n futile criminal action, and yet no financial loss endangered. If tho courts find that a dishonest officer Is In the county treasury, such officer should and will be removed. "Tho wholo occurrence emphasizes tho necessity, advocated by the State llnr Association, that loosely-worded statutes ennotcil by the thousands by experimenting lawmakers at Sacramento, should bo rewritten and clarified. Had there been no ambiguity In tho law governing deposit of storage district funds, no question of the deposit of mich funds could have arisen, regular audits would have been made and tho disappearance of tho money could not huvo been so mystifying." (United Press Leafed Wire) L ONG BEACH, Feb. 3.—Trial of handsome young William James Guy on a charge of murdering Captain Walter Wnndcrwoll was adjourned suddenly this morning to permit Jury and counsel to visit tho schooner Curma, on which WanderwiHl was found shot to death tho evening of last December 5. The state asked permission for tho trip to fix In tho minds of tho Jury tho locale of the crime, and to polnl out to Its members the location 01 the porthylos, doors and rooms througr which a mysterious figure peered an< walked tho nlghl of the murder. Tho Jury members worn taken to Fish Harbor, Terminal Inland, three miles from Long Beach proper, in a bus. $85,603 for the Kern and its 38 brunches, $59,761 is for salaries. In theso day of practically universal aulomobll uso, rigid economy suggests that tho public would consent to obtain It books from fewer centers, nuincrou branch libraries could be eliminate and a possible saving of $50,000 mad during this emergency. For public parks $30,352 Is appro prjated. By restricting tho earo o these parks to the merest prevnntlo of permanent damage, $20,000 could be saved. The primary election law, intended to reform politics, has failed of Its purpose and by weakening party responsibility has lowered tho standard of public service. The public, coddled by politicians with the slogan "Let the people rule," shows decreasing Interest In intelligent participation In politics, refusing even to register unless solicited at their homes by paid cnn- vausers. The jury Is Informed that elimination of these nominating primaries would save the county $20,000 Expect Mexicans to Release U. S. Captain (United I'ress Leased Wire) ACAPULCO, Mexico, Feb. 3.— Charles Ernst of Los Angeles, captain of the yacht Trogun bound for Panama' on a scientific expedition, was expected to bo released today by authorities after being held In technical custody on a charge of stealing Instruments from a wrecked alrplano. Tho Instruments disappeared from a piano whlc.li had been wrecked on the coast of Oaxaca while James Angel, former San Pedro pilot, was fly- Ing to Tabasco, authorities said. A Sallna Cruz hotel man attached tho wreckage for an alleged debt. 22 MONTE ALBAN OAXACA CITY, Mexico, Fob. 3. — Twonty-two now tombs have been dls covered and examined In tho Mont Albun ruins of ancient Mlxtec.- an Zupotec civilizations during tho pas three months, It. was learned toda from government archaeologists. Much valuable data has been yielded Tho sensational discovery of gold ob Joels lawl year, described us the rich ost find on tho continent, was stl tho peak of tho work. But tho re sumption of excavations have brouch lo llglil valuable carved Judo and fin pottery work. Tho Mexican archeologlsts working under Professor Alfonso Caso, hav been devoting most of their attention to ptnttlgraphlc studies, endeavoring to correlate tho findings with otho ruins In order to establish tho rclu tlonshlps of tho early Mexican races. Since excavations started at tht, un clcnt burial grounds on "Whlto Moun tain" a little less than two years ago 31 tombs have been unearthed. Valu ublo paintings, revealing an advance! form of art in tho ancient, tribal king doms, wore among later discoveries. Farmers' Rebellion Enters New Areas (United Press Leased Wire) CHICAGO, Feb. 3.— Farm rebellion against mortgage foreclosures spread Into now territory today. Encouraged by tho sympathetic at- llludo of many high officials, farmers in Indiana, New York, Colorado and Missouri Joined a dozen middle- western commonwealths In considering or actually resorting to tho use of force in resisting foreclosure auctions, Chinese Reds Run Amuck in Paotsinr HANKOW, China, Feb. 3.—As th rcsull of depredations by Chines Communists In tho vicinity, forelg consuls hero have urged their nu tlonalK, consisting chiefly of Brills missionaries, to evacuate Paotslng I western Hunan province. DE VALERA INVITED DUBLIN, Feb. 3. (U. P.)— President Eamon De Vulcrn was reported today to have been Invited to London to dlsciiKN (he gucsUon of hind annuities which he Is withholding from the British crown. Previous conferences mndo no progress toward settling tin- question. , MANUFACTURER DIES PASADENA, Feb. 3. (U. P.)— Join F. Barnes, 82, retired carriage munu facturer of New Haven, Conn., dlei hern luto yesterday after a full froti a 20-fool ladder. II was believed i •stroke or fainting npell caused him t' fall. Barnes came here In 1900, am Inter served eight years In tho clt; council. OLDEST VET SJORY OF IE (United Press Leased Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3.—The oerlo spooks from "Azureland" who assertedly caused Doctor Prank P. Bishop to will his $40,000 estate to Mrs. James J. Dlckson, a "spiritualist nedlum," before ho committed suicide, lost tho first round In the battle to break Bishop's will. A Superior Court jury was unimpressed by testimony of Mrs. Dickson's followers that, they had seen "spirits" appear during seances to bring messages from the dead. On tho first ballot last night the Jury ruled that Doctor Bishop was of unsound mind when ho inado the will and ordered it sot aside. Suit to break tho will was brought by Doctor Bishop's five sisters. They alleged he was of unsound mind, that undue Influence had been exercised by Mrs. Dlckson, and that fraud was practiced In executing the will. Attorneys for Mrs. Dlckson announced they would appeal the verdict. Witnesses testified that ghostly voices, purportedly that of his dead wife, had told him of the happy life In "Azuroland" and urged the doctor to join her. A week later, It was charged, ho willed his property to Mrs. Dlckson and drank poison. DETECT DEFECTS IN NEW UJ. WARSHIP (United Press Leased Wire) NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 3.—The new 10,000-ton cruiser Indianapolis, commissioned only two months ago, has cancelled a trip to South America and Is returning today to the Philadelphia navy yard for repairs and corrections of defects revealed during firing practice. Authoritative sources hero said fir- Ing practice In Hampton Roads had disclosed that the Indianapolis' 8-lnch guna wero wrongly placed and poorly adjusted. Tho entire ship was eald to have been severely Jarred byf the firing. Nuvai officials In Washington confirmed that tho cruiser had been ordered back to Philadelphia but said tho damage was not serious. They said some of the vessel's plates had been loosened by the repercussion of tho guns. year. Planning Commission The planning commission, serving a desirable purpose In times of construction and subdividing booms, might well bo temporarily abandoned, at a saving In tho present budget of caro for essentials tomiiorurlly. tho county jail for city prisoners. It Is said that a "drunk" picked up in tho gutter should noUreNcnt being ilo- ipowilod on a comont floor, and tho questionable justification is offered that vlHltliiK "roils" uiicc locked in thl« "olvlllKi-il" jail iii-vcr return. Tho trouble is df IOIIK Mamllng but not Incurable. Tim city dcinnllf-lioil Ha Jiill nnrl ronta the UHe of liaHerniMit quartern In the county Juil. Death Invited Failure to provide personal attendance on city prlhoner.s InvltOH duiitli or violent Injury to those locked In the city cage. The sheriff IIUH refused to be morally ami financially responsible for such risks, though there Is 24-honr warden nervier- In the jail proper. This jury obtained from the city Us consent ti> iiiHiirliiK the plicrlff agahiHt such rink: umplo sanitary space is uvitlliilile In tho comity jail which wns paid for by UukerHfluld us well as other county citizens, and n reuKoaalilu compromise by both par- tle-(, with agreement us to expense and attendance, would stop un Indecent practice thut everybody must con- I cioinii. | The Grand Jury's reuoipmendutlons I made concerning tho schools and Its 1 report relevant to tho robbery of the j county treasury of $.11,000, lire con- talnoil In fejiaralc .-torli-H In The IJaU- ci'Kfickl (.'ullforiilun. Plea to Paraguay, Bolivi^Stop Fight . (Associated Press LcanrJ Wire) GENEVA, Fob. 3.— The league of nations council today addressed an urgent appeal to Paraguay and Bolivia to employ nil necessary efforts to stop tho fighting In the Gran Chaco and conclude un armistice. A proposal to send u ntutral commission of inquiry to tin Chuco was suspended for tho present to permit neutral governments in North and South America a further opportunity to settle the dispute. STEALS $24,325 GEMS HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 3. (U. P.)— Another of u series of jewel thefts perpetrated on the film colony recently was under Investigation today as detectives sought ii back-door burglar who stole $24,325 worth of jewels from tlio home of .Samuel J. Brlskln, general manager of Columbia Pictures Corporation. DIVIDEND OMITTED j NIOW-YORK, Feb. I!. (A. P.)— The | F.rlll Corporation has omitted the quarterly dhldend of $1.70 on tho preferred slock It was unounced today. TREASURY REPORT WASHINGTON. Feb. y, (A. P.)— Treasury receipts for February 1 were JL'S:), 041, 809.72; expenditures $147,520,272.18; balance $463,604,430.41; customs duties for February 1 were $4»G.2G7.94. B. C. Lonquest of Stockton Is said to be the oldest Indian War veteran in the United States. He was born in New York state 108 years ago, 'and is still active and healthy. He never has had to use glaoflcs for reading, and he tends a flock of chickens to kenp himself occupied. Ho is a bachelor. I STEEL MAN DIES I OMAHA. Feb. a. (A. p.) — Charles . C. Shepnul, 74, for many years nu- ! tliiiiully known in the steol industries, j illod today. : nisiiifwypslirdlu emfwyp Uw kw kwk

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