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THE BAKERSFIELD CAL1FORN1AN, MONDAY, FEBRUARY tt, 1933 It OlL'flBrfMINING VALLEY CREDITED Men S> IlM ?- Expected to 'InLLLI UllLUIILU ,-*. . -.-i, m « A .« «.• WITH Q177 WFII ^ Start Big-Time Activities Year End Sees San Joaquin With 4091 Producers and 5286 Idle Projects Fields of tho San 'Joaquin valley ended tho year 1932 .with a total of 9377 potential producing wellsj of .which 4091 were active producers, and 4 5286 .were Idlers. Active wells credited to the various fields at. tho end of the year were: Belrldge shallow area, 81; Belrldge deep area, 8; east Coallnga field, 114; • west Coallnga district, 1546; Coffee Canyon, 21: Elk Hills, 197; Frultvale, > 55: Kern Front, 207; Kern River, 703; Keltic-man Hills, 39; Lost Hills, 79; McKlttrlck, 124; Mldway-Marlcopa, 1801; Mount Poso, 99;,Round Mountain, none; Wheeler Ridge, 34,' and other fields, an aggregate 7. Nonproducers . . Idle wells credited to the various fields when 1932 closed were:, Belrldge deep area-, 3; Belrldge shallow district, 224; east Coallnga, 580; •west Coallnga, 287; Coffee Canyon, 1; •Rile Hills, 121; Frultvale, 9; Kern Front. 117; Kern River, 1543; Kettleman Hlllti, 4; Lost Hills, 305; McKlt- trlck, 183; Mldway-Marlcopa, 1861; Mount Poso. 28: Round Mountain, 36; » Wheeler Ridge, none, and other fields, I n total of 4. Mldway-Marlcopa had the most leases, with 388, followed by Kern River, with 130, and other fields were R ANDSBURO, Feb. 8.—From the present activities of tho A. a. "sleng, Inc., a California, unit of tho nternatlonal Mining and Milling Company of Las V.egas,.. Nov., now ipcrallng tho King Solomon mine and nil! at Randsburg, It would appear hat the Rand mining district will lavo another well-managed producing gold mine. Thirty-four men are on the Job, 22 of'whom ore leasing successfully. Ten of them arc miners and mill workers on the company pay roll- and there are two "hard rocks" on the contract ob. "'••.'•'•"' Since the fifth day of October, 133,000 In bullion has been sent out. One sot of leasers, working on the 460-foot level, hah a milling last month 'of 45 tons that bfought returns of $41 a ton. A second set had a mill run on 53 tons that averaged $33 to the ton of their output from the 360- foot level. Belrldge, 25; Coallnga, Canyon, 9: Elks Hills, 115; Coffee Frultvale, 35; Kern Front, 34; Kern River, 130: Kettleman Hills, 19: Lost Hills, 23; McKltlrlck, 45; Mount Poso, 26; Round Mountain, 6: Wheeler Ridge, 3, and others, 7. State Figures When the year closed the state was credited with a total of 10,057 wells, a loss of four when compared with the number credited to all fields at the end of November. Of the total, 9039 were active, and 7010 were Idle when the year ended. Los Angeles basU field, nt end of the year, had ajjtgtal of 5239 wells, or 4049 active projM(pers and 1130 Idlers, while the coasta||»irea had a total of 1441 wells, or 899 active producers and 540 Idlers. A contract lias been awarded ' for running a ; long crosscut. About 600 feet of It has been completed. This advancement Is for the purpose of catching some of tho rich veins In the old upper workings of the early days. The work when finished will give the mine a 260-foot back. For tho present, the output of the leasers and the company Is handled by the company's 5-stamp mill, running on a two-shift basis. A new hall mill of 75 or 100-ton capacity, and a flotation process, Is now being prepared by a Los Angeles machinery house. Besides the milling plant, the firm has it well-arranged blacksmith shop, a! hoist and compressor, comfortable quarters for employes and a residence- office for the superintendent, T. E. 'Flnnerty. Power is supplied by tho Southern Sierra Power Company, and sufficient water from the Yellow Aster water system. VALUE OF ALASKAN SAN FRANCISCO, Fob; 6.—Value of the gold recovered from Alaska placers In 1932 is estimated to have been $5,312,000, or about $470,000 more than was recovered from mines of this type In 1931, says the United States Department of the Interior. This great increase appears to have been brought about by the especially favorable weather conditions, which afforded an unusually abundant water supply at most of the camps, and by the stimulation of development of gold placers because of curtailment In other Industries and the high price received for the gold In relation to other commodities. AT TREASURE'S SKE fl'nitfit Pnss Leaned Wire) McLAIN, Miss., Feb. 6.—A "gold rufih" which savored of the palmy "days of '49" In California was under way here after Iwo workmen found 1100 Spanish gold coins, an ancient diamond ring valued al Ihousands of dnlli.ra and other relics In the woods 'of Oa i nes creek near here. The workmen, Ah and West Sylvester,, brothers, were trekking along a path when suddenly one of them kicked up a shiny object. They Investigated further and found the rest of tho burled treasure. Tho discovery caused a revival of old Indian legends and scores of men with picks and shovels began a feverish search for more treasure. The valuables were buried, according; to the story going the rounds here, by a Choctaw Indian chief many years ago. The discovery was made on land owned by young Galries who married u daughter of the Indian chief. PROTESTS!! OF 35-1 LOS ANGELES, Feb. B.—Independent oil shippers have protested to the United States Shipping Board and the department of Justice a plan of the 36 oil companies to pool their tankers. In the pool It is the object to Include tankage both In use and empty. It is planned to pay out of the 42- cents-a-barrel rate for transportation from the Gulf to Atlanllc seaports 8 cents a barrel for nonactlve tanks and 3 cents to tanks that are out of commission. The protests assert that the plan Is Illegal »nd will result In killing off the small refiner. •» • * USE CLEVER METHODS TO PAY STATE TAXES (Asuociated Pretn Leased Wire) OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb. 6. — A system of using John Doe cashier's checks to pay gross production taxes on Illegally produced oil run from the Oklahoma City field was revealed today by Vice-Chairman W. D. Humphrey of the Oklahoma tax commission as the state Senate oil Investigating committee took a recess until Monday. Humphrey said lie believed the company will find that • taxes have been paid on practically all the "hot" oil run from the field, variously estimated at between . 6,000,000 and 7,000,000 barrels. One 'of the largest anonymous checks received by the commission was for $32,000 Humphrey said. "These boys have worked It pretty slick to avoid the 18 per cent penalty for falling to pay the taxes and at the same time trying to keep In the clear on their runs," Humphrey said. "Of course when we checked up on these companies and found some of them short on their payments to cover the oil run, they would produce the canceled checks to show the payment and we could then allocate the funds." 1932 GOLD OUTPUT BESTJR HISTORY (United Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK, Feb. 6.—The world's production of gold in 1932 was the grealesl on record, 23,911,000 fine ounces valued al $494,240,370 having been mined, according lo figures re- Leased today by the American Bureau of Melal Slallsllcs. This compared with a production of 22,168,000 fine ounces with a value of $468,212,560 In 1931. The Increase of 7.8 per cent In newly mined gold Is an Indlcnllon lhat Intensive gold prospecting has been taken up by thousands of unemployed throughoul Iho world. In addition tho unlocking of hoards In India, Great Britain and Russia released an almost equally large supply of monetary gold. Production In the United States also Increased with output In 1932 totaling 2,513,000 ounces valued at $51,943,710, compared with 2,396,000 and $49,525,320, respectively, in 1D31. The report pointed out that, al- Ihough the Japanese yen fell 58 per cent during the year, a condition which places a premium on gold, production In that country dropped to 394,000 ounces in 1932 from 430,000 ounces In 1931.. UMPIRE RELEASES DATA FJl VALLEY San Joaquin Loses in Both Potential and Allowable Columns, Report Shows Oil producing fields of the San Joaquin valley dropped 18,467 barrels potential production and 4200 barrels dally output quota, during the year elapsed between February 19S2 and this month of 1033, according to State Oil Umpire J. R. Pemberlon. During the current month the fields of the valley are given a dally potential of 518,000 barrels and a dally quota of 161,000 barrels. The quota for this month Is 31.07 cent of the potential, however, compared with 30.78 per cent of the potential for February of 1032. Figures for the fields, showing the potentials and quotas In barrels, are: Potential Quota Belrldge 26,67(3 Coallnga 31,360. Coffee Canyon 4,565 Elk Hills 25,450 Frultvale 9,300 Kern Front 12,510 Kern River '10,945 Kettleman Hills ...267,000 Lost Hills 5,060 McKlttrlck 4,260 Mldway-Marlcopa ., 89,190 Mount Poso 20,085 Round Mountain ... 10,140 Wheeler Ridge 510 Other Fields 165 WHEN SLAIN Testimony Drawn From Lips of Widow of Soldier of Fortune (Continued From rage One) 7,600 8,300 1,900 ri.soo 4,700 6,600 2,500 55,000 800 1,900 .48,000 7,800 '566 Totals 518,200 161,000 Compared with the same month o last year, Coffee Canyon lost 500 bar rels In its quota, Elk Hllln lost 50' barrels, Frultvale Rained 1000 barrels Kern Front dropped 400 barrels, Kern River broke even, Kettleman Hill lost 6000 barrels, Lost Hills broki oven, McKHtrlck gained 100 barrelh Mldway-Marlcopa felt ,a 2000-barre reduction, Mount Poso lost 200 bar rels, Coallnga gained 3300 .barrels, an the other fields remained the same. IDLE FOR PRESENT Thomas H, Purman's well, section 22, 29-21, lit McKittrlck, which wai reported to have uncovered possible commercial oil formation recently lies Idle for the present, while th job stands cemented. Cementing be tween the 9-Inch and the Ifi-lnch casings was necessitated when water mud, oil and gas came up betwee Ihose casings. The well has a dept of 5385 feet. n Colon ttf'rcfund the crow's deposited unds. He wtu* attempting to show hat Cluy wa« Justified In 'continuing its demands upon tho slain ndvcn- .urer. Warrant for Pilot Another bench warrant was issued during tho day for Edward Delarm, Arapahoe Indian pilot, -who was wanted or identification l>y Mrs. Wanderwell is the man who nssertcdly iiccoinpiv nled Guy to Wandorwoll's apartment. Jo appeared a few minutes later, however. Tho becoming young widow, who previously had been the acme of com- josure, broke down and wept pro- lusely when MeGann questioned her about the death of her husband. Bearing out Guy's claims that the adventurer owed him-money, McOann exhibited receipts for motion picture films which members of tho crow held as llena against tho funds duo them MARKET AT S.F. WEAKENS AT ENO iurly Firmness Dissipated After Mild Flurry of Selling (Anfoclatcd Tress Leaned Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6. — Stock irlces firmed slightly In trading hero oday to become Irregular after a mild sell-off al the opening. A. relatively large number of issues appeared on tho Stock Exchange tape. Paclflo Qas common led the actlv- ty, 'selling down H" to 2»\t. Pnclfla BARRY QUOTES GLASS, .WE INJIS DEFENSE (Continued From 1'agc Tico) him a high salary to come here to Washington hired!" some worse than that, they congressmen, to my , MAKES PROGRESS Union Oil Company has progressed to more than 6700 feet In drilling of its King Nn. 3 well on section 29, 21-17 at Kettleman Hills. Brown shale Cellar Pipe Set at Buttonwillow Well Twelve-Inch casing was cemented at 496 feet in the Mllham Exploration Company's Whlttaker No. 8 well on section 8, 28-23 111 the Buttonwillow gas district, and drlllfhg ahead began from that point within a few days. The well was spudded January 25 as the company's twenty-third gns Job In the Buttonwillow district of Kern county. The firm drills about one well each month there. Shut-Off Is Success and Drilling Begun North American Oil Company, after making n successful water shut-off on the S'ji-lnch casing at 463C feet In its 4708-foot No. 25 well on section 32, 31-24, at Midway, continued Is at bottom. Slxlee^lnch casing has been run to the present depth of 1200 feet in Standard OH Company's most recent spudding Job at ICcltlcman Hills, the No. 8-21J, section 21, 21-17. Hard gray sand boltoms both No. 41-29J and 68-29J, the first at 7950 feet and the second at 8200 feet, and both on section 29, 21-37, while No. 41-29.1* on that section, also No. 4-29J remains In locations slage. Replugging has begun at the No. 67-19J on section 19, 23-17, an 8848- foot well duo for completion several weeks ago, and held up because of an Influx of waler. Hard shale boltoms the 4850-foot No. 25-35J on section 35, 21-17. Fishing for drill pipe with the top at 5231 feet continues at tho 6023-foot No. 81-27Q on section 27, 22-18. Pieces of Iron are being recovered, as balling with a suction bailer goes on nl No. C-29V. an 8406-fool one-lime producer, located on section 29, 23-19, in the middle dome dlstrlcl, which has been held up for many weeks by a difficult fishing job. '. ROLPH ALLEGES (Continued from 1'age, One./, drilling ahead, with shale and oil sand at bottom. Completion of the well Is expected Perforation Job Is Planned for Mascot Another perforation Job for Standard Oil Company at its Mascot No. 1 on section 20, 32-23 In the Midway field loomed today following another fruitless atlempl lo find suitable showings In Ihe hole. The B»i-lnch casing— , , . ... . which has Its bottom at 9302 feet—! Fishing for lost drill pipe continues Fishing Continues at Kettleman Site BEST OIL DISTRICT AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 6.—In a review of the petroleum industry In the United States for 1932, It was stated by Elmer H. Johnson, industrial geographer In the bureau of business research of the University of Texas, that Texas furnished 40.32 per cent of the total production. California furnished 22.7 per cent and Oklahoma 19.1 per j cent. These three states together fur- I nlshed 82.12 per cent of the output of the^entlre country. asked If something, could not be done In the case of Alborl. Stephens replied that, so far as he was concerned, the case was closed. After Attorney Golden handed the statement to Senator H. C. Jones, chairman of the committee, Downey calle.d State Highway - Commissioner Phillip Stanton of Anaheim to the .witness stand. ''.•'"' Stnnton was questioned regarding Orange county properties he owned or had an Interest In. The commissioner said he owned property west of Anaheim, outside the city of Stanton and in Seal Beach. He snld he held stock In several land companies controlling other properties. Downey asked Stanton to point out on a map the location <>f these properties and indicate their relation to Orange county roads, somo of which were recommended by the highway commission for Inclusion In the stale's | secondary road system. i Downey has said the committee will Investigate complaints Ihal many Orange, county roads recommended run through property Stanlon owns and that these exceed in ration the roads recommended for other southern California counties. *-«-* positive and documentary knowledge— to.oppose even that small measure o' branch banking." Barry's statement distributed to thi press underscored the reference to hiring congressmen. Witness Composed The witness was composed and em phatlo in his stalemenls In Ihi crowded conimlllee room. Chairman Norrls of Iho commlttei said Barry had requesled to be per milled lo make a statement. Barry told tho commlltee that 1 the "New Outlook" article he wa "endeavoring to represent It as th Irue slluatlon that the Isolated cas of the misconduct of Individuals i office offered no basis for the loos public condemnation of tho Senul one so often hears." Will Await Judgment He said he would not resign bu would await judgmenl of Iho Scnalo The commlltoc had before II a mollo for his removal from office. The Sen ale has agreed lo vole on the motlo tomorrow. Barry" died also a letter wrlllen b Chairman Nye of Ihe Senalo campaig fund commlltee to the late Senato Caraway, Democrat, Arkansas, refer ring to activities of lobbyists on Cap tol Hill and to the fact thai a sen alor had said "a certain measure would be enacted because the Inter- esls were behind it." Quotes Glass Also "From the Instances cited by Nye and Glass," Barry continued, "It might be a fair Inference that there are some men subject at least to Influence and my Inference was based on general knowledge of condlllons surrounding Congress, and not on any concrete cases, such as that spoken of by Senator Glass." "Moreover," Ihe statement continued, "1 employed my Inference lo dispute a, popular Impression that Congress is filled with grafters." Barry said If he had assailed the integrity of the Senale, he would apologize and resign, but thai ho did nol feel.that he had done so. STOCKS AN BRIGHT SPOTS IN BUSINESS (United Preti Leatcd Wire) , NEW YORK.—Bank failures are decreasing, according to the "American Danker, which reported 41 suspensions during tho past week, against 52 In the preceding week and 70 a year ago. ighting yielded Zellerbach "B," .to 35%. Crown Caterpillar, Roos, , Brothers preferred, and Callfbrnla Western States Life yielded 'major 'ractlons. Crocker First National Bank slipped 5. to 210. - • Southern Pacific, Pacific Oas 6s, Standard Oil of Callfbrnla', North American Oil, North American .Investment common, P'arafflne and Callfor-' nla Packing wera -up sl|ghtly. null- way Equipment and Realty Convertible preferred Jumped Ti of a point to, sell at 1. American Telephone,' Aviation Corporation and Southern »; California 1 Edison 5\js made new lowq for 1933 on the Curb, tho former, In comparatively active trading, dipping to 98%, but recovering Mi to sell down . Tho other two dipped % each. Southern California Edison 6s and s lost \' t each and the common was steady. Gains, all small, Included DETROIT,—New car sales In Wayne county are the best In two yenrs, according to the Detroit Automobile Dealers' Association, whlrh reported 2375 registrations In January, against 2027 '• In January, 1932, and 2306 In January, 1931: NEW YORK. — Standard Brands, Inc., reported 1832 Inromo was $15,001,491, against $14,542,319 in 1031. RICHMOND. Vn.—Southern Railway Company-reported net operating Income for December amounted to $1,362,408, compared' with $349,800 In December,, 1081. MARKET ATM RETRIEVES LOSS Advance in Wheat, Firmness of General Motors, Have Good Effect LATE BULLETIN NEW YORK, Feb. 6. (A. P.)— Bolstered by a good rise In whent. and firmness of General Motors shares In advance of the dividend meeting, the stock market gave a better account of itself in the aft. ernoon trading, after appearing rather feeble In the morning. The closing tone was steady with several Issues up fractions to a point. Sales approximated 700,000 shares. EARNINGS Southern California Gas Petroleum and Goldman Sachs. Italo S. F. Stocks (Associated Press Leaicd Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6.— Stock— Bid Asked Alaska Juneau .' 12% mi California Packing 9 Crown Zell. Preff. "A".... 8% Crown Hell. Preff, "B".... 6% Fireman's Fund Ins 41% Golden State 3% Leslie California Salt 13U P. G. & E. com '... 28 P. G. & E. 5%% 1st pfd... 22Vfe Pacific. Lighting coffl 35% Pac, Pub. Serv. 1st pfd... Pac. T. & T. com Paraffin com Richfield Oil Calif, com... Shell Union com 4 (Ansociatcd Pretii Leaned Wire) NEW YORK, Fob. 0.—Twin City Rapid Transll Company- and .subsidiaries had net Income of $113,2JO In 1932 compared with $395,129 In 1931. Ciirrenl assets as of December 31 lo- taled $2,220,411 and current liabilities $836,080, compared with $2,722,584 and $1,009,224, respecllvely, al Ihe end of 1931., L. A. Stocks (United Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES, Fen. 6.— Industrials Bid Asked 3")4 77 9% 8% 8% 42 28 V 22% 3«Vi 3% 79 9% Southern Pacific ........... 17 S. V. G. G. "A" ............ 4% Standard Oil of Culif ...... 23 Tldewaler pfd .............. 41 Tninsamerlc-a .............. 4?i Union Oil of Cnllf .......... 10 Western Pipe uom ......... 6% 4% 17V4 6tt 23 Vi 44 5 CAPT. J. A. SENATE REFUSES TO HEAR ROLPH (Continued From rage One) was perforated from 8835 feet lo 8835 feet, and a test was made with a Johnson formation lester, with no re• coveries, and perforation of pipe at an upper level was planned for an additional test. The well has a tolal deplh of 9769 feel. 25,000 MINERS STRIKE O VIDEO, Spain, Feb. 6. (U. P.)— Twenty-live thousand miners went on strike In the Asturins mining region loday. The strike began quietly, although police reported that 700 sticks of dynamite had been stolen. | Grim Fight in 1 Mine Revealed | by Firm's Head (United^ Pi-eta Leated \\'\re) SALINAS, Feb. 6.— Jack Konrad, miner, stood accused today of violating the unwritten law of miners aoilnst flahtlng under- • ground In charges filed by V. M. Price, president of the Stone Canyon coal mine, 80 miles south of here. Price described a grim hand-to- hand struggle with Konrad in a •haft 600 feet underground in California's only coal mine. Konrad was released on his own recog-i nizance pending hearing on the charge. Informed that Konrad was violating orders and started work- Ing In a drift at the 600 foot level, Price alleged he went down to settle the matter. Price charged that the miner knocked him down and extinguished his lamp. He «ald they struggled until other minors cnmt to his aid. at the 8462-foot No. 32-32J well of the North Dome Assoclallon on section 32, 21-17, at Kettleman Hills. On Iho same secHon Ihe company's No. 61-32J Is drilling ahead Ihrough brown shale near 6000 feet. No. 3S-20J, secllon 20, 29-17, is In brown shale and coring abend beyond 6000 feel. No. 87-30J, section 30, 21-17, is coring ahead at 7520 feet In brown shale. No. S3-30J, section 30, 21-17, remains In prespuddlng stage. Two Kern Jobs Have Brown Shale Bottom The two actfve drillers In Ihe Pyramid Hills prospecl area of Kern counly bolh are bottomed In brown shale formation. A. S. Hallaway's Lincoln No. 1, on section 11, 25-18, has tt depth of 1650 feet and Is being cored ahead, and the Gauthler No. 1 of the. Pyramid Hills Oil Company, located 011 section" 24, 25-18, has a depth of 2800 feet and is being deepena^. Tom Hannah has not resumed activities at his 3455-foot well on section 25, 26-18. QAS SHOWINGS Minor gas showings are reported at 6300 feet In the Avenal No. 1 well of the Pacific Western'.Oil Company on section 36, 23-17, In the Pyramid .Hills area of Kings county. Brown shale Is nl bottom of the well as It is being cored ahead. Tom Purman started the job, Knudsen and Sehmldt continued Ihe work, and Pao-Western Intends to finish the job. CIRCULATE WELL Circulating is under way at the Cymric- No. 3 well of the Fedenil Oil Fields, Tnc\, a 2!lO-foot well on Mention 27. 29-21. at McKlttrlck. SETS CASING After drilling to 1315 feet, at its Huffman No. 6 site on section 29, 21-17 at Kettlemnn Hills, the Superior Oil Company stopped that work to set Ihe 13%-lnch casing. Huffman No. 5, on tho same section, lies Idle with derrick equipped. Oil Agreements Peter P. Elrlch et ux to S. W. Carter and George N, Snyder — Oil lease covering part of lot 29, section 21, 2927, one-ninth royalty, dalud January 26, 1933. EXeter Oil Company, Ltd., to Eva Craig and United Security Bank and Trust Company — Quitclaim to soulh- ensl quarter of northwest quarter of .section 26, 26-22. World Output of Golden Treasure Biggest in 1932 (Amooiated rre/m Leaned Wire) NEW YORK, Feb. 6.—World output of gold In 1932 was the largest In history at $494,240,370. In 1931 production had a value of $457,212,560. • Figures compiled by the American Bureau of Metal Statistics place the total-output at 23,911,000 fine ounces against 22,168,000 in the privious year. The supply was largely augmented by the unlocking of hoards In India, Qreat Britain and Russia, Production In the United States amounted to 2,513,000 ounces valued nt $51,943,710 compared with 2,396,000 ounces worth $49,525.320 in 1931. 1LE HOP Press Leaned Wire) LYMPNE, England, Feb. 6.—Captain J. A. Molllson, noted long distance flyer, took off from here at 8:11 a. m. today (3:11 a. m. eastern standard lime) on n 4800-mile flight by singes lo Brazil. He planned I to reach his goal In lhre.0 and a half days. His itinerary was not announced. Captain Molllson, husband of the famous British avlatrlx, Amy Johnson Molllson, made the only westward solo crossing of the North Atlantic lasl August. He formerly held Ihe England-South Africa and England- Australia speed records, losing the former to his wife lust November. before llils commlltee than the hundreds of other citizens who are waiting to be heard," Senator Jones, then acting chairman, told Golden. "I understand well the nature of this investigallon," Golden said. "I understand Its political basis perfectly." In the heat of the argument Senator Crlttenden moved for adjournmenl. Golden said he would be back. Tense Situation The opening hours of today's proceedings were tense several times bo- cause of Golden's efforts and the ap- | peanincn of State Highway Commissioner Phillip Stanlon of Anaheim I who defended Ihe commission's recommendations for secondary roads in his terrltorj' and challenged Ihe" com- mlllee lo attack his public or private life. Polish Population Increases 500,000 WARSAAV, Feb. 6. — Poland's Increase of population Is greater than that of any other country, figures available today showed. The popula- lion increased more than 500,000 during 1932, whlcn was 200,000 more than Germany's Increase, with a popuh*- tion almost double Poland's. «-•-» f- 1 | '• INTENTIONS TO WED ! Wesley Maize, 20, and Carmen Bubp, 17, both of Taft. Alberto Ybarra, 27, and Consuelo Avlla, 111, of iJakursfteld. Otis Brantloy, 26, and Lulu Ellen Klrkor, 18, of Tulare. Inline L. Sparks, 3">, and IDorolhy M. Phillips, 19, Porlervllle. Kdward'n. Watson, 31. and Offle Mate WatKon, 21, nakersflold. Carl ' Kltzman, 29, Mojavo, and Olindu Koenlg, 27, Canada. Charley H. Anderson, 49, Taft, and Evelyn Davis, 40, San Francisco. Dudley O. Young, 21. Lemoore, and Vesta F. Jlrlslol, 17, llnnford. Murretl W. nili'iifim, 24, Los Ango- les. and Lilian Yules. 21, lliikorsflehl. Questions asked .Stanton Indicated the committee wanted to know to what extent 84 miles of roadway in Orange county would benefit properties owned by the commissioner If Included in tho stale's secondary sys- lem. Stunlun gave fiery answers and he declared he did not Initiate the move to Include highways touching properties he owns in the - clly of Stanton, Senl neach and elsewhere In Orange county. "I challenge anyone to atlack my record of private or public life In California," Stanlon asserted. "My name IK known prelly well through- oul the Htute. 7 did not want thin job (highway commisslonershlp). Governor Rolpii put me on Ihe spol four limes and then drafted me. I am serving tho people lo the besl of my ability and I have done nothing you can attack." LOS ANGELES PRODUCE MARKET LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6. (U. P.)— There was a fairly-good volume of trading this morning and a few lines moved al slightly higher prices with Ihe bulk of offerings holding aboul sleady at last week's closing figures. Artichokes, Davenport $3.50 box for 48s and 60s. Arroyo Grande $3.25® 3.50, frosted $2.60(p!2.7r,. Avocados: Los Fuertes ISfe^Oc per pound, PUeblas 35<fj17e. Asparagus: Coac-hellu Valley 76c@ $1.00 ner pound. Local cabbage 40ift 50c i-rale. Local cauliflower 40(Bn">Oc crate. Venice Celery 40f)50c %-crale, Chula Vista Ii5r ( |!75c, Long Beach 85!ff90c. Coachellu valley eggplant $1.00(6)1.60 a lug. Imperial Valley lettuce $i.00«>1.25 crate 4-dozetis. 5-dozons 75c<i?$1.00. San Onofre dry pack 4s 86@UOc, Ds 70<ff'75c. Pens: Fancy Santa Barbara, and Carplnterla 14c per pound, poorer 8c, besl San Diego county I0&l2c. Coachella Valley SiifyDVic. Good Imperial Valley 10<f?12c per pound. Imperial' Valley Hummer squash $2.255)2.50 crate. Italian San Diego -ounty $1.50(ff.OO' lug. Local banana (7(jtlO a ton. Local Jersey sweet potatoes 40©50c ug. Nancy Halls 60®75c. Puerto RlrtinH 75ffj'85c. Nllnnd tomaloes $2.7503.00 orale for besl 9-lops. CHICAGO LIVESTOCK CHICAGO, Feb. B. (A. P.)—Hogs— 10,000; active mostly 20®25o higher; logs 15(g/20c up, good choice $3.55<8> 1.65; top $3.66; packing sows $2.80® 1.00. Cattle — Strong to 25c higher; best heavies $6.25. average weight 1387; most light offerings $4.00to6.00. yuar- llngs held around $7.00: all cows slow, about steady; other classes steady to strong; most vealers $fi.OOT|i7.00. Sheep — 15,000; generally 26c and more higher, good to choice native lambs $5.50©5.75; best around $6,25. LOS ANGELES LIVESTOCK LOS ANGELES, Feb. 0. (A. P.)— Hogs—None, good grain feds quotable at $3.85. Cattle—1800, slow, early Bales fully steady, medium to good steers and vearllugs $4.50©5.00, plainer kinds $4.00ffT4.2n, Mexicans $3.75, heifer* $4.60fiJ4.75; medium to good COWB $3.00 ^8.50, low cutter to common $l.BO'iT> 2.85, bulls up to $3.50. Calves — 300. fully steady, good vealers up to $7.50, light calves $0.40, heavies $4.75 down. Sheep—None, good to choice lambs quoted $r>.2[j0G.OO. Byron Jackson Douglas Aircraft ti% Emsco Derrick Corp 3 Globe O. & M. com 6V* Goodyear T. & R. pfd. ... 25 Taylor Milling 4Vs Van De Kamp 5 Western Pipe ' liVii Banks Citizens Nat. Bonk 36 Sec. First Nat. Bank 42 Miscellaneous L. A. Invest. Co 1 :>„ Pacific Finance Co ti Pac. Mutual Life 2(1 Transamerlca 4 st Western Air Express .... Hi Public Utilities L. A. O. & El. pfd 96 P. G. & E. com 27"; P. G. & E. 1st pfd 24 B i, Pacific Llghling com :i5i> S. Joa. L. & P. li% pfd. .. SO So. Cal Ed. com 24'.; So. Cal. Ed. 7% pfd 26' H So. Cal. Ed. G% pfd. ... 23*i So. Cal. Kd. 5'.4% pfd. .. 2Hi, So. Cal. Gas 6% pfd 23Vi 10 OVa 41! Vi 1 4 25 36'a I'renti Deemed Wire I NEW YORK, Feb. 6.— The stock market showed some inclination to pull Itself together today, after absorbing a little flurry of early selling. On the whol«. however, tho market failed to display recuperative power. and trailers were cautious. Losses of fractions to a point or so were partially regained hero and there, and General Motors, on which the dividend announcement was ex- peotcd after the close, rose a fraction. Extreme losses of a. point in American Telephone and Union Pacific, were reduced to fractions, and fractional losses In American Can, and Allied Chemical were recovered. Some profit taking came Into the gold mining IsBueSj causing fractional recessions. The action of the mils was followed closely by chart readers, for thai- group, thus far, has failed to comedown to the lower* levels of the trad- Ing range of the past four months. The number of dividend actions due in the next 10 days Injecled an element of uncertainty, traders cautious. which made Oils Southern Pacific Barnsdall Bolso Chlca .'......'..'. Pacific Western Republic Pete Richfield Oil Richfield Oil pfd Standard Oil of Cal. Union Oil of Cal. .. 10 23 y Missouri Club to Form Organization Formation of a county organization l.s planned In nonnpotlon with a meeting and potluck dinner of tho Missouri Club, February 17 nt 0:30 o'clock at First ChrlRtlnn chmvh. All former Missouri residents and their families have been bidden. Thero will be :i regular, meeting Tuesday, February 7 at the home of Mrs. S. 1. Upshaw, 215 Highland Drive. L. A. BUTTER, EGGS, POULTRY LO3 ANGELES, Feb. ti. fU. P.)— Butter Extra, 20c; prjme. firsts, 19c; standards, 18c; firsts, 17c. Eggs (Candled) Large—Clean extras, liic: light dlrly extras, 16\4c; clean standards, l!ic; light dirty standards, 15c; chocks, 15c. Medium—Clean, Ific; light dirty, 15c; clean standards, 14c; light dirty standards, 14c; checks, 34c. Small—(Mean, 14o; light dirty, 14c. Poultry and Rabbits Hens, Leghorns, 2U to 3Vi Ins., 13c. Hens, Leghorns, 3'i Ibs. up, 13c. Hens, Leghorns. 4 Ibs. and up, 13c. Henti, colored, 8*i to 4 Ibs., 15c. Hens, colored, 4 Ibs. and up, 16c. Broilers, 1 to IVi Ibs., 13c. Broilers, 1U to 2Vi Ibs., 15<\ Fryers, Leghorns. 2»4 to 3 Ibs., 14o. Fryers, colored, 2V4 to 8Vj Ibs.. 17c. Roasters, soft bone, 3V4 Ibs. up, 17c. Slags, 13c; old roosters, 8c. Ducklings, Pekln, 4 Ibs. and up, lie. Other than Pekln, 4 lb.«. and up, lOc. Old ducks, lOc. Geese, 12c. Young torn turkeys. 3,1 His. up. 13o. Young tonm, dressed, 12 Ibs. up, 16c. Hen turkeys, 9 Hip. and up, 13c. Hen turkeys, dressed, 8 Ibs. up, 16o. Old torn turkeys, 12c; drnsned, 15c. Bquabs, under 11 Ibs. dozen, 15c. Squabs, 11 Ibs. dozen ant! up, 20c. Capons, live, under 7 lb.-<., ISc. Capons, live, 7 Ibs. and ui>, 20c. Capons, dressed, under 6 Ibs., 23c. Capons, dressed, li-lb.s. and up, 23c. Rabbits, Nn. 1 white, 3 to 4 Ibs., 9c. Rabbits, No. 2 white, 3 to 4 Ibs., Cc. No. 3, mixed colors, 3 to 4 Ibs,, 5c. Rabbits, No. 1. old, 5c. CHICAGO GRAIN CHICAGO, Fell. U. (A. P. 1— Threatened severe damage to tho United States winter wheat crop iis a result of predicted sub-zero temperatures tonight led to higher prices for grains today. [n Into dealings especially, wheat quotations inovod upgrade, and New York Close (I.'nllrd I'rcan Leased II 'irrI NEW YORK, Feb. 8.— Railroads Stock— .Closa AtohlHon, Topeku & H. F 43»& Baltimore & Ohio 11 Chesapeake & Uhlo 28U Erie Railroad 5 Great Northern Pfd 9V- Illinois Central KHt New York Central IS 1 )* Northern Pacific 15'., Pennsylvania IS Southern Pacific 17 Union Pacific 74 Industrials American C'nn 67-\ Amrrlcan Tel. Jfe Tel »S' 8 Bonlon 21':; CattM-pillur fi^x Cities Service 2'.i Columbia I!H* 14 Consolidated Gas 52 Corn Products 33 a .i Curtlss-Wrlght 1»< Famous Players - 4 Fox Films "A" !''•* General Electric 13 5b General Foods 23 Gold Dust M Goodyeur Tire >t Huhhur II-'' 8 International Miii-venter 21 International Tel. it Tel 5 7 s Montgomery Ward )2 7 (, North A merlcan 24 Pacific Gas & Electric 28'„ Itfidio i'orporatlon 4 J « Safeway Stnrns 39H Seurs, Roebuck Co 18U U. S. Rubber 4 Union Carbide & Carbon 25 1 ,-, United Aircraft 23Vj,- Warner Brothers I 1 * Western Union.. Westlnghousu Electric 27'B Wuolworth 32^ J. C. Penney 24* s Transamerlca 5 First National Stores B0&» Johns- Manvllle 19?, Metals American Smelling 12'U Anaconda Copper 6 r <» Bethlehem Steel 14 ^ International Nickel 7 BB Kennecott Copper 8li U. S. Stoel 267s Vanadium Steel ; 1114 Republic Steel 5 T8 Tobacco and Sugar American Sugar 24i-i American Tobacco "A" 65 American Tot)iici-o "B" fil^n American Sumatra 8 Greal Western Sugar 8% R. J. Reynolds "H" 30' United, Cigars '« Oils above Mexican Seaboard Pan American "IJ" Phillips Hete Shell Union Sinclair Standard of Calif. .. Standard of N. J. .. Standard of N. Y. ... Texas Company Tidewater ASH'II new .!(•»» 5", 4 23 £ 3'* Motors Auburn 42 FOREIGN EXCHANGE NEW YORK, Feb. ft. (A. P.)—Foreign exchange firm (Great Britain In dollars, others In cents): • Grcal Britain demand. 3.42%; cables, 3.43%; (!0-day France, demand, 3,90 i, i, .L bills, 9-16; 3.42%. cables, 3.no%. Italy, 5.1iy a ; cables, B.12. Demands: Belgium, 13.92H; Germany, 23.78V4; Holland, 40.19H; Toklo, 21.17V4: Shanghai, 28.37V4: Hongkong, 21.94: Montreal, 84.37%; Mexico City (sliver peso), 29.70. Rio COFFEE MARKET NEW YORK. Feb. 8. (U. P.) 7s on spot*8%c; Santos 4« BAR SILVER NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (A. P.)— Bar silver steady, unchanged at 25 7 ,i. Chrysler General Motors . Hudson Pncluinl Motors StiKlelmkcr Tlinken Roller B"ur!ug buying became active. Wheat closed strong . , _,„_ Saturday's finish, corn V-jc up, oats %-9'»e advanced and provisions changed to u rise of 5 cents. : Equipments CHICAGO, Feb. 0. (A.P.)—Wheat No. i American LocoiiioV!ve' y 5 red 45c; corn No. 4 mixed 22c; Nu. i lialdwin Locomotive 2 yellow (old) 25-2[> 1 ,ic; No. 3 yellow j ( jniif-ral Tank " No. 3 white 2:!'^'; oats No. ! stewm-t Warner 17 12i a 4'x 2>,k 3'i 2 white No. 3 white l<>He; . rye, no sales; barley 20-3tic. GOVERNMENT BONDS NEW YORK, Fob. G. (A. P.)— Today's closing Liberty bonds: 3"4n, 32-47, 103.14. First 4U(s, K2-47. 102.2.'.. Fourth 4Un, 33-3S 1(13.12. Fourth 4V4H, reg., 33-3K, 103.11. Treasuries: 4U», 47-52. 110.20, 4s, 44-04, 1011.2!;. 3-VtS, 46-5H, 104. liO. 3%s, 40-43, .lime, 102.lt'. 3 a »|;, .13-47, 102.17. 3'X,s, 41-43, March, 102.17. 3»,j,K, 4C-4II, 100. 3s, 51-50, 98.23, SAN FRANCISCO LIVESTOCK Cotton Futures f.inHnrtuti'd I'rc** l.cnKCil \\'lre) NEW YORK, Feb. ii.—An opening ck'i'ltne of 9 In 1- pnlntN In cotton today under IkiuiUHtlnn aiul *e;Ut->rod. selling pron»otf,i liy relatively tuisy Liverpool cables mid the weakness of Siilui'day'.s markets, was ab.sorbeU by trade buying and covering, offerings later were eoinjKirutlvely light, while buying SBOineil t» be encouraged by absence of si-lllnn pressure from tho south mid talk of an improved tci-h- position. May eont rarl.s »iolil up CARD OF THANKS KKHNVILLE, Feb. 0.—We wish to express our appreciation for the many kindnesses shown us during our recent bereavement, the death of Mrs. Anna Margaret Bardln. (Signed) MKS. AV. (J. KVMMEL MU. AND MRS. E. F. MATLOCK W. H. AND J. F- nUMMKL MRS. PARLEY MOKTSEN MRS. J. C. DALK. MRS. FERRY LEROCHE Mil. AND MRS. AliniJKY STAINS MR, ANU MUH. NED CAUNIUCK | MINING LOCATIONS I I I . J, — <*. Philip J. Bauer—Silverado King, in Wlllln district. Philip J. Bauer — Antimony No. 1, Valley View district. , M. A. Friend—Friend No. 1, Golcr dlstrlPl. William T. Lliislron—Transit, Golcr I district. ' SOUTH KAN FRANCISCO, 1'Vb. 6. i from J.Sj to ti.uil mid tho mld-aftor- (A. P.)—Hogs—-Rei'Plpts lliirt; Imteh- ' noon marUol "Ms s'leacly at net :iU- er.K ulinul steady; t'71-pouiui Callfor- ! vam-es of five to six points. Hias, $3.85 straight; pai-klng sows, Cot Ion futures elose.l sternly,' -\'f£S J2.f)0»T/ 2.75. i hiifhfi-. .Miinli, :,.!)0',i :,.IH ; May. 0.04; Clttllo — ItM'olpts rt;,0; steers slow; • -I'll? • "-I": o,-l,.her, i;.:!.Vii fi.flli; liecolll- f.-ilrly good ,S7,"i-|)niuid I'liil) pleer*, i her. (i.lti; January, i;.."i.'>. Spot (pilot; $4,7D; medium fiKO-poiiiul Nevailas. • iniililllnu, O.uO. II.150; bulk medium PHO to 107-1-pfnind Oregon mid Intel-mountain steers, t4.10fM.35: medium Illti to linn. pound Nevndns mid Orcgons, BUILDING PERMITS Mrs. Idu A. Allen. $125— Alter btore $4.00; medium COW.H, 53.00; bulls, $.",.00 i up. down. Sheep—Rei-eljitH 1SOO; slow: lambs i steady; fairly good around 7ij-i>onnil j wooled Oregon*. $ti; weightier inter- I mountains, Jti.OO; yeurlliigs higher al ! $4.50. • NEW ORLEANS COTTON NR\V OHI.KAXS. l-Vb. (I. fA. P.)— , K |iul eolion elosoil sloaily, 13 points Sales. IH'.'l; middling, 5.S9. Los Angeles Hay front and repairs, 1731 Beale avenue. Mrs. Lauru Davis, $5800 — Dwelling, I 3928-30 Twenty-first slreot; Ferguson ! Brothers, contractors. ' Mr«. Luurii Davis, ?COO — Guruije; Ferguson Brothers, contractors. METALS MARKET <S> I NEW YORK, Keb. I). (A. P.)--'V.p- per quiet; electrolytic spot. .V; future. Tin firm: spot ami nearby, J23.75: future, $2H.!lu. Iron quiet: No. 2, f. o. b. ejtxtorn Pennsylvania, Buffalo, $14: Alabama, JlO'all. t. ; -ail Iliist Si. Musi SI. Anti- , , dull; spot New York, $3: Louis, $2.87. Xlnc steady: I { nxtn-itl U'd We*. 1 * /.I'dXCti \V ii't' t IS ANGELKS, Feb. G. — Hay, per El Loulx spot mid future. .«:.'. SO. A mony,' $5.80. Quicksilver, JtS',i:>n. . Choice, out, $lo,r>uru 14.1)0. Ali'alia. delivered (dynes or Monte): f, S. No. 1, $12-ii Hi. i'. S. No. 2 leafy, Sll.iOlu U'.uO. U. S. No. 2. $10.;.n',i 11.50.

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