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LAST ED ITI O N LAST EDITION COMPLETE ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE THE GREAT NEWSPAPER OF THE SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY FULL AND EXCLUSIVE UNITED PRESS REPORT VOL. XLII 12 PAGES BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6,1933 TWO SECTIONS No. 163 ROLPH CLAIMS INMAN IS RACKETEER * PROMINENT L. A. MATRON KIDNAPED Japan Warns League Will Break Blockade by Force if Imposed Vole Is 10 to 5, While Minority in Favor of Impeachment EXORBITANT FEES * ALLOWED, CLAIM Charged Also Favoritism Shown in Making of Appointments (United Prenn Leaned Wire) W ASHINGTON, Feb. 6. — The House judiciary committee •which has been Investigating the official conduct of Federal Judge Louderbuck.of San Francisco today voted to submit a report to the House censuring his official conduct. It voted against Impeachment. The vote In favor of the censure motion was announced as 10 to u. The vote ugalnst Impeachment was likewise 10 to 6. Committee Chairman Sumners said ,'a report embodying tho majority views would shortly be filed with the 'House. He said It would specifically criticize various transactions in Ixmderback's District Court, but declined to reveal which cases had met with the disapproval of the congres elonal Investigating group. Minority for Impeachment 4 The minority report asking for Impeachment will also be filed, and a demand for Louderbaek's removal made on the floor of the House by Representative LaGuardla. Investigation of Judge Louderback's handling of receivership cases in the San Francisco District Court •was recommended last July by the San Francisco Bur Association. Causes of Action The recommendations were based on complaints the Jurist was granting excessive receivership fees and showing favoritism In appointment of receivers and receivership attorneys. The bar association charged Judge Louderback owed certain obligations and that he arbitrarily made certain appointments to discharge them. The accusations were placed In the hands of the House Judiciary committee, and a subcommittee composed t>f Representatives Stunner, LaOuar- dla and Gordon Browning visited San Francisco to conduct the original Inquiry. . Testimony centered about Samuel Shortridge, Jr., and one Sam Leake former Western Union Telegraph operator and close friend and adviser of Louderback. Leake's Admission Leake's connection with the federal judge wan never fully brought "out, although I^aCluardlR sought to reveal him as a go-between In Louderback's receivership appointments Lenko admitted he received "contributions" In return for advice given •those appointed to recaivership posts by Judge Louderhack. Testimony throughout was tha Judge Louderback arbitrarily op- pointed receivers and attorneys, allowed alleged excessive fees nnd made numerous rulings, some of which were reversed by the Federal Appeals Courts. SIR WM. HALLETT DIES LONDON, Feb. li. (A. P.)—HI Frederick G. Hallett, noted for hi research In cancer, died today afte % long Illness. He was 73. Find Two Flyers Burned to Death Near Ship Debris (United Preit Leafed Wire.) EDMONTON, Alta., Feb. 6.— Discovery of the bodies of Pilot Paul Calder and his mechanic near the burned wreckage of their airplane was reported by radio to Canadian Airways offices here today. Both men were pioneers of northern air trails. They crashed In the vicinity of Grouard lake, 1200 miles north of Edmonton. > The burned wreckage indicated the accident had occurred about January 31. Both men had been thrown clear of the machine. (United Prcnn Leafed Wire) [ ONDON, Feb. 6.—Japan will resist U any attempt by the League of Nations to Institute an economic boycott as part of sanctions In the Man- shurlan dispute with China,* and. will lot hesitate to break any blockade by orce, Yosuke Matsuoka, chief of the apanese delegation at Geneva, was quoted by the Morning Post as saying oday. MINT PLAN HEARINGS AI END Senators Believe, However, Bill Can't Be Enacted This Session . (United PrenH Leaned Wire) WASHINGTON', Feb. 6.—The Senate Agriculture committee concluded Its extended hearings today on the domestic allotment farm relief bill as farm state senators sought to expedite other emergency farm aid legislation, In the belief that the drastic allotment program could not be passed this session. The committee hearings brought testimony from the domestic allotment plan's farm sponsors that the program must be enacted to prevent nationwide rural revolts and from Its opponents that It would ruin the farmer, decrease consumption and force processors to curtail their purchases. The committee now Intends to redraft the bill as it passed the House. Ple« for Cotton Senator George, Democrat, Georgia, speaking for the cotton belt delegation In the Senate, will urge the committee Wednesday to give an immediate report to the Smith relief plan, designed to apply particularly to cotton, an essentially export crop. Southerners believe the allotment bill has little chance of surviving congressional debate, or of escaping a presidential veto If Congress approves it before March 4. Friends of the Smith bill, however, feel Mr. Hoover would be disposed to sign It. Meanwhile the Senate banking subcommittee In charge of farm credit legislation planned to decide finally whether to attempt general legislation to scale down mortgages and relieve the farm debtor or to move only for'temporary debt moratorium rellel at the short session. races Radical Change Aside from a possible decision to Include cotton In a separate measure, the allotment bill apparently will be radically changed before It is reported to the Senate floor. • Committee members feel It should be greatly simplified by clarification of the bounty provisions and that It might be advisable to eliminate the acreage control feature. In addition, the redraft, may be confined to cover three or four major crops, instead of seven, as in the House bill. Many senators believe It should bo restricted solely to wheat and cotton AGAINST AVOWAL OF MANCHUKUO GENEVA, Feb. 6. (A. P.)—The ..eaguo of Nations committee of 19, which has been seeking a solution to he Manchurlan dispute, has agreed hat the recommendations It Is preparing should be based upon a declaration against recognition of the state f Manchukuo, and upon other principles proposed In the report of the iytton commission. The work of drafting these recommendations has been turned over to the same subcommittee of nine which drew up other parts of the report. Its members seemed Inclined to proceed with the formulation of a firm pol- Rolph's Senate Foes Refuse to Listen to Charges by Executive LATE BULLETIN SACRAMENTO, Feb. 6. (A. P.)—Charges that Senator J. M. Inman, chairman of the Senate Investigating committee, participated In a "pardon racket" were made by Governor Rolp'h In a statement read Into the committee's records by Attorney Isadore M. Golden of San Francisco late today. If Ransom-Is Not Paid, Mrs. Skeele Threatened With Death 65-YEAR WOMAN WAS LURED FROM HOME cy. It was agreed the report ' should recommend that - no-—member ...of • league should recognize Manchukuo, and that, moreover, the league members should refrain from any co-operation with that state. The suh- ibmmlttee meets tomorrow and It was considered possible the draft report would be completed very soon for submission to the committee of 19, and then to the league assembly. 22 METHBC DEATOEEK-END Motor Car Accidents, Suicides and Shootings Take Toll in State (United Prenn Leaned Wire) Despite springlike weather that sent thousands to beaches and onto the highways of northern California, the week-end was singularly clear of fatal accidents, a United Press survey revealed today. Southern California led the casualties with 19 deaths. Only three fatalities were reported In the northern section. John Coffin. 21, was killed by a policeman when he attempted to hold up a grocery store in San Francisco. Killed by Ax The body of Ernestine Holllday, 27, negress, was found In the shack of Walter Lewis, 60, negro, at Palo Alto. Her head had been crushed with an ax. Police started a search for Lewis. J. A. Maglstrettl, 48, was struck down and killed by a hit-run driver In San Jose'today as he was walking to work. A traffic accident which killed live and the shooting to death of two bandits by police swelled southern California casualties over the week-end. Thirteen persons were killed by accident or violence. John McCracken, 22, automobile race* driver, died after his racer overturned when he swerved to avoid striking a car which had broken an axle. Suicide The body of Frank J. Kerlaut, 66, hotel proprietor of Garden Grove, was found In Alamltos bay. He appar- Lump-Sum Offer From England on Debts Probable Told Thai Her Husband Was in Hospital and Badly Injured (Annoeiated Press Leased Wire) T OS ANGELES, Feb. 6..—Five hun- •*-* dred police today were hunting what they > believe to be amateur •students? of crime in connection with kidnaping last night of 65-year- old Mary B. Skeele, wife ot the dean of music of the University of Southern California. A portable typewriter, evidently in poor con- j clitioii, was used in framing the | note, completed with words cut from university publications, Unit was pinned on tho door of her residence after she was lured away from her home here last' night. 6:30 p. m., Deadline The note demanded that $10,000 bo paid by 5:30 o'clock tonight as ransom. It gave detailed Instructions for Dr. Skeele to leave the $10,000 on Monte- clto Drive, at the top of the hill, and declared that Mrs. Skeele would bo (AsKneiated /'i-csx Treated Wire) LONDON, Feb. 6.—A new Brlt- .Ish offer to settle the American war debt by payment of a lump sum is expected to result from consultations between Sir Ronald Lindsay, British ambassador to the United States who returned home today, and members of the cabinet. The sums mentioned ranged from $1,250,000,000 to $2,000,000,000. LINOY BABY CLUE AT L. A. (Continued on Page Ten) held 24 hours to see if the Instructions were carried out. The woman telephoned her son, Franklin, an advertising man, last night that she had just received a telephone call to rush to the hospital, where her htisbund was reported seriously injured. Franklin Skeele went to the hospital, and finding the report false, rushed home to find a note pinned on the door and his mother missing. "Time to Be Careful On the envelope tho following printed words, clipped from a periodical, were pasted: "If there ever was u time to be careful "It Is now. "Otherwise." The enclosed note, written on an old portable typewriter of. black and red ribbon, also contained words clipped from magazines and newspapers. Text of Note It read as follows:. "No tricks! "After due consideration and planning, we have decided to adopt your Handwriting of Elderly Man Held in Abduction Case to Be Examined (Continued on I'age Two) « « » Regular Dividend Declared by G. M. (Asnociated 1'renn Leaned Wire i NEW YORK, Feb. li.—Directors of General Motors Corporation today declared their regular quarterly dividend of 25 cents a share on the/ common stock. .THE WEATHER San Francisco bay region: Fair tonight and Tuesday; frost Tuesday morning; moderate northerly winds. Northern California: Fair tonight and Tuesday; colder tonight; frosts Tuesday morning; moderate north wind offshore. Sierra Nevada:,Fair and continued cold tonight and Tuesday; strong northerly wind. Sacramento, Santa Clara and San Joaquln valleys: Fair tonight and Tuesday; colder tonight; freezing: temperature or frost Tuesday morning; moderate north and northwedt winds. Southern California: Fair tonight and Tuesday hut cloudy and unsettled tonight .over the mountains: cooler tonight wllli frost; moderate changeable wind. FILE BRIEES IN SUIT S.J.L.P. SEEK WORLD (United Prenn leaned Wire) MODESTO, Feb. 6.—Briefs were prepared by attorneys today for submission In a lawsuit which may have a direct bearing on 40 other actions seeking total Judgments of $20,000,000. The suit, brought by the Turlock Garden Lands Company against the San Joaquln Light and Power Company and the Southern California Edison Company, sought to restrain the power companies from storing water of the San Jonquln river. The plaintiff alleged natural flow of the river has been so reduced that beneficial seepage into Its lands has diminished. The i.ther suits, filed by and against the ^fodesto, Turlock and Oakdale Irrigation districts, sought similar Judgments. (.\nsneinted Prr.nn Leafed Wire) CRANWISLL TCngland, Feb. .6.—In an attempt to crealn a new world- record for a long-distance nonstop flight, a Roynl Air Force long-rango monoplane piloted by Snuadron Lender O. R. Oayford and Fllglit Lieutenant G. E. Nlcholettes took off nt 7:15 a. m. (2:15 a. m. eastern standard time) for South Africa. Cape Town Is 6108 miles from this Lincolnshire town. To beat the present nonstop record of B012 miles, made by the Americans, Russell Boiirdman and John Polando, on H New York- Istanbul, flight, the British pair muut reach the vicinity of Zesfonteln in British Southwest Africa. International aviation regulations require that the record be beaten by at least 62.14 miles. The British flyers have a "robot pilot," or automatic control system, in their plane which relieves them from piloting when they desire. A short-wave radio set was Installed, COMMENT BY ! WILL ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS, Feb. 6.— (To the Editor of The Bakersfleld Californian:) — Funny thing, In the same paper Saturday that told about the Senate versus honesty, the Coolldge autobiography in that very day's Installment said: "If the Senate has weakness It's because the people send men lacking In ability and character, but this Is not the fault of the Senate, It can't choose its members. It has to work with what is sent to It. When I was elected vice-president I was going to learn the rules of the Senate, then I found that the Senate had but one rule and that was that the Senate would do anything it wanted to do whenever It wanted to do It." Now there's the words of a man that listened to 'em for two years, and argued with 'em for six. . Yours, WILL ROGERS. i United PrenK Leaned Wire.) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6.—Handwriting of William Dathe, elderly German scholar held hero pending an investigation into the asserted abduction of a young German girl, will be. compared to that In notes written In thiK Lindbergh kidnaping case, federal authorities said today. Inspector Walter Bliss of the Immigration bureau said the move "should be considered mostly as precautionary." He pointed out that authorities believed that some notes In the Lindbergh kidnaping were credited to it German of culture. Da tho denied being In New Jersey at the time the Lindbergh baby was abducted and murdered, but he admitted he visited friends In Oraugo, N. J., shortly after, Hllss reported. Dathe, who described himself as a doctor of philosophy and the author of several hooks, was taken Into custody here on a charge of suspicion of illegal entry. JULIAN'S FLIGHT MAY DEFER NMJD TRIALS (United PreRK Leaned Wire) OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 6.—Trial of two score defendants on mal) fraud charges In Federal Court may be postponed pending arrest of the principal defendant, C. C. Julian. District Attorney Herbert K. Hyde said today. Julian, oil promoter ami maker and spender of fortunes, was not present when his name was culled as trlnl opened, only to he recessed until this afternoon. Thirteen of the defendants, chiefly stock salesmen In the defunct C. f. Julian Oil and Royalties Co., pleaded nolle contPtirtre. Hyde said they would he government witnesses. A total of 1G pleaded guilty to the mull fraud charges. Four were absent because of Illness or im leave. Hyde .said a cull of the roll of the 56 original indictments Indicated 18 fugitives from Justice. One WHS dead. The Indictment was returned early in 1931. Several defendants asked that, tho trial be poslp<me<l until Julian Is found. Hydo asked for a continuance until Inter to arrange details of the complicated case. Sec. Stimson Signs Lame-Duck Proposal (AsKoeiatttd Prena Leaned W(re> WASHINGTON, Fob. 6. — Secretary Stimson today signed the lamu-duck amendment to the Constitution. Senator Norris, sponsor of the amendment, was unable to attend the signing because of a previous engagement. The ceremony followed reception by the state department of official notification that a sufficient number of states had ratified the amendment to put It Into tho Constitution. (.\nnnriated Prenn Leaned Wire) S, "ir en . C.—The Semite investigating committee battled twice here today with Attorney Isadore Golden of San Francisco, repre- ' scntlng Governor Uolph, to prevent • him from reading n statement charging Senator J. M. Inman, chairman of the committee, of participating In a "pardon racket." Tho committee. succeeded. hut Golden said he would "be back Intel- today." Golden filed a copy of the statement with Senator H. C. Jones of San Jose, secretary of tho committee, and then tried to read It from the floor of tho Senate where the Investigation hearings are being held. Receipt of the statement was admitted by Senator Bradford S. Crlt- tenden of Stockton, who moved that It be considered as a special order of business at 10 a. m. tomorrow. Gulden Insisted be be allowed to read It Immediately. Shout and Argue Senators and Golden shouted and argued, Golden trying to speak and the commltteernen trying to stop him. Senator Inman relinquished his chairmanship to Senator Jones. Attorney Sheridan Downey, attorney for the committee who was mentioned In the governor's statement as participating In tho • alleged racket told Golden he would not only recommend the statement be read but that ho would Insist that Governor Rolph himself be produced before the committee. Inman Silent Senator Inman refused to comment on the Governor's charges. Downey denied all accusations made against him. Would Eject Golden Joe Nolan, Senate sergeant-at-arms, was called once by the committee to nuiet Golden or eject him from the Senate chamber. Golden Invited the committee to "put mo out." "I don't know why you are afraid to have me read this statement from the governor, the sovereign power of the state," Golden told the rtunmlt- tee. "You have kept me waiting here nnd inasmuch as I represent the governor I consider it a grave discourtesy to him. The governor makes serious accusations against the chairman of this committee and the governor Is entitled to be heard." "The governor has no greater right GOVERNOR ACCUSES SENATOR OF TAKING MONEY TO OBTAIN PARDON FOR SLAYER (Continued on Page Kleven) (.\nnneinted Prenn Leaned Wire) S ACRAMENTO. Feb. 6.—Governor Ralph, through his attorney, Isadore (ioldcn, presented a statement to the Senate investigating committee late today, accusing Senator J. M. Inman of participating in a "pardon racket." The governor demanded a complete investigation. The governor's statement charged Senator Inman, who instigated the senatorial investigation, with procuring a conditional pardon for Dr. William S. Card, serving a term in San Qucntin prison for second degree murder. The pardon was granted January 8, 19211, the last day of Governor Stephens' term, the governor said, and declared "early*" in the forenoon of January 9, 1923, a check for $2500 was paid to Senator Inman at Sacramento." "As governor of California," the statement said, "I demand that the aforesaid and all activities of Senator Inman In the procurement of jmulons be spaded up and exposed to public view, and that u complete investigation be made of tho 'pardon racket,' which has recently been a subject of discussion in the press." $12,500 Deposited The statement explained Doctor Card's wife deposited $12,500 In the Hank of Italy In San Francisco, with Instructions to pay It to Attorney William n. Wood If Doctor Card was pardoned on or before January 8, 1023. lEN SLAIN Testimony Drywn From Lips of Widow of Soldier of Fortune The statement said: "Thereupon Mr. Wood mad a 'deal' with Senator Inman by which Senator Inman undertook to work on Governor Stephens and was to receive $2500 if a pardon were granted Doctor Card, but only $1250 If the sentence were commuted by January 8, In accordance with the escrow Instructions." Attorney Golden appeared as the hearing opened nnd said he wished to present a communication from the governor. Senator Inman, In charge of the hearing, said It must, be first presented to I would decide fl'nited I'refn Leaned Wire I LONG IIRACH, Feb. 6.—The fact that. $000 wa.s found In the wallet of Captain Waller Wunderwell shortly after he wns slain on his schooner, rarma, was brought out by the defense today in an attoinpt to show that William James Guy, curly haired young Welshman, was not the man who shnt the adventurer. The testimony regarding the money was drawn from the lips of Aloha Wnnderwell, blonde young widow of the globe-trulter, who created excitement, by her failure to appear in court when it convened this morning. Entering the courtroom late, she was placed In technical custody until her testimony Is completed. Completes Story The widow completed the story of a quarrel she. said took place in a Los Angeles apartment house last summer when Uuy asKertedly tle- niitnded the refund of money \Vamler- the committee, which I WP || nweil him. If it were admissible.. ! Mr . s . i lllv , u ' d.-veloped. had depos- There wa.s a sharp exchange of words j llp(1 „ slm , of ,„„„„,. wiu , AVnndcr- as Golden Insisted tho statement was j woM whtM1 sno imr , ,,„,. | U | K b,niil Joined from the states chief executive and ., ,,1-cvlon.s expedition In Uuwnus Aires /United Premi J,eni<ed Wire) A.STOHIA, Ore.. Feb. <!.—l-Mro which broke out In the engine room of the steamer Pacific Shipper, of London, was brought under control by tho crew of the ship today, after Captain It. Falrchiugh had sent u distress call for aid. The steamer r'harles Wheeler, Jr., answered the S.O.S., but proceeded on her way when Captain Kiilrclaugh mild there was no further danger. The vessel's motors were disabled, i according to word received by the coast guard here, however, iind the cutter Ue<! Wing prepared to leave this port to give the ship a tow. The fire br"ke out early today and for a tlui" not out. of control. ELECTED ON TUESDAY I Afforiated I'renn Leaned Wire) WASHINGTON, Feb. G. — Franklin D. Kooscvelt and John N. Garner will be formally elected president and vice-president day after tomorrow. The event will take place in the chamber of the House of Representatives after the Senate In a body solemnly proceeds thither for Joint session. Two mahogany boxes will carry "certificates of election," sealed and sent In to Vice-President Curtis by tliu election of each of the 4S states. One box will be Roosevelt votes, and one, will bu Garner votes, and Garner will be sitting In tho speaker's chair to licnr each tally us told by the Idlers. should be received without iiuesllon. I Inman Would.See Charge 1 Inman Insisted the. cuinmlllce see the statement first, and called Sergeant-at-Arms Joe Nolan, with the Intention of removing Golden fnun the Senate chamber. Later Golden siilil be would await the word of the full committee, two of the five, senators being absents when the heal Ing opened. Gulden then released the statement to the press. Two Others, Alleged • Governor Rolph also accused Senator Inman of complicity in two other clemency cases, those of Hrewster L. Grettenberg, convicted in Los Angeles of robbery, and .Marco Alborl, Los Angeles underworld character serving n 14-year term In San ijuentln for assault with a deadly weapon. j "Mrs. Ada Grettenberg nf Los An- ' j geles. status that she paid a fee of, i $200 to Senator Tumuli for his Kcrvlee.u j | In connection with the pardon appll- I | cation" of Gretlenberg, the Mat'-ini'iil ; | chitrgixl. Gretlenberg was si.ntc.neeil ' i to San Qucntin, June 111, HC'S. He i i applied April a. 1930, to Governor j j Young for a pardon, which the ail- vlsrji-y pardon board denied on April I, 1931. "Senator Inman wrote to the stain board of prison directors on September I'D. lilllO, NoliHtlng favorable con.slderiit Ion for i Jrel leiilterg," the governor asserted. Declaring "nctlvilles of p;irdnn peddlers In extracting money from Marco Alborl have recently been accounted In the press." the governor charged Senator Inman representi'<l Albori on appeal from the conviction in I.os Angeles, "and Alborl states, received a | fee of $500 for such services." Hits at Downey The statement said Joseph M. Stephens. Sacramento banker, who Is a member of the boitrd of prison term* and paroles, h':iK Known Slu-riclim Downey "well for years." 1 »u\vney la attorney for the investigating committee and occupies law offices here with Senator Inman. tlnued, Downey went to Stephens and (Continued on I'ayc Eleven) in In I!i30. In crosN-examiimlion, Attorney Ku- gene McGann sought to prove that Guy was entitled to this refund, uver which the quarrel was said to have started. The deposit, .Mrs. Wamierwell admitted, was to be refunded to Mrs. Guy to defray her expenses back to tilt: point whore she joined the cruise, whenever she wanted it. It wa.s on a French steamer between I'.uenoH Alrrx and Colon, Panama, that Guy first demanded the return of the funds. Seventeen members of the crew at that time pivsenleil M'auder- well with written notice that they were iinllting the cruise. McGnnn also brought out that Wan- ilerwcll was served with a court urder i f'on tintn'tl tin I'tiijr r/rroM ADVERTISERS' INDEX AUTO PAGE ELECTRIC AND BATTERY CO... 9 RAKERSFIELD FUNERAL HOME BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL PARK . BALLARO. DR. H. A BROCK. MALCOLM. COMPANY CHICAGO COLLEGE OF BEAUTY .. EL TEJON DRUB CO FOX CALIFORNIA FOX THEATER FULLER. W. P. CO UOOONIUHT, OR HOTEL EL TEJON KARPE. A. H., IMPLEMENT HOUSE KIMBALL & STONE KLOPP & KLOPP. DRS LE ROY GORDON BEAUTY SALON . MOSS. 8. D., BEAUTY PARLOR ... NILE THEATER PHILLIPS MUSIC COMPANY PETCHER. OR READER'S JEWELERS REDLICK'S REX THEATER RIALTO THEATER SPRINUDALE MEAT CO TRIBBLE GLASS CO VIRGINIA THEATER WEILL. A.. INC WICKER8HAM JEWELERS WITHAM & BOOTH

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