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LAST EDITION 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, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1933 TWO SECTIONS No. 164 SUMMON ROLPH'S SON IS INDICTED Sidney T. Graves Accused of Accepting $80,000 Contractors' Bribe OTHER ARRESTS ARE PREDICTED $25,000 Bail Is Not Met; • Jailed; Claims Charge Is Not True LATE BULLETIN LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7. (A. P.) Sidney T. Graves, former chairman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, was arraigned In Superior Court today on bribery charges and was granted until Thursday to enter a plea. som Committee Recommends Removal of D. S. Barry (Un(ted'Press Leased Wire) * W ASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—The Senate judiciary committee recem. mended today that David S. Barry be removed from office for. writing In former Governor Alfred E. Smith's New Outlook that some congressmen sell their votes for money. Chairman Norrls announced the .committee action. He said consideration of the Walsh resolution looking to libel action against Barry and the New Outlook would be taken up by the committee Thursday. Norrls said the committee action was unanimous. The Senate hat agreed to vote on the dismissal motion later today. Senator Robinson, Republican, Indiana, offered a substitute motion to permit Barry to resign. It was defeated, 11 to 4. Four Republicans, Robinson of Indiana, Hastings, Herbert and Austin, voted to permit Barry to resign. Those opposed were Senators Norrls.^Blaine, Borah, Schall, Schuyler, Republicans; and Ashurst, Walsh of Montana, Dill, Bratton, Black and Neely, Democrat*. BRITAIN'S OFFER LONDON GREETS INTERESTS U.S. SINCLAIR LEWIS (Associated Press Leaned Wire) T OS ANGELES, Feb. 7.—Addi•*-* tlonal arrests were forecast today as an aftermath oC the indictment latq last-night by the county Grand Jury of Sidney T. Graves, member of the. county Board of Supervisors from 1926 to 1930 and former state Legislature member, on a charge he accepted an ISO,000 bribe. Graves Is charged with having accepted the bribe from contractors who presented a claim for {830.76C.90 for damages because county offlclaln had Abandoned plans for the 125,000,000 high San Gabriel dam. The bribe was accepted. It was charged, to influence '^Uraves' vote In effecting a settlement with the contractors. The jury which Indicted Graves also returned a accret indictment which •will remain sealed until later, when It will be opened and warrants Issued .for the arrest of the defendant or defendants. Ball in Graves' case was fixed at $26,000. The former supervisor, who had been sitting In the Grand Jury anteroom, surrendered to deputy sheriffs and went to Jail, being unable to raise bail. The Indictment charges Graves accepted a bribe of $80,000 from Felix Kahn, Alan Mac-Donald, Charles R. Ross, MacDonald & Kahn, Inc., and Flsher-Ross-MacDonald & Kahn, Inc. The alleged crime took place on February 7, 1930, three years ago, and •would hayo been outlawed within a few hours had the Grand Jury not returned the true.bill. "I have nothing to say except that the charge is not true," said Graves. FLYERS NEAR IRTH NIGERIA BORDER (Associated Frets Leated "Wire) LONDON. Feb. 7.—Tbo British royal air force flyers, Squadron Leader p. R. Gayford and Flight Lieutenant G. 15. Nlcholetts, were well over Africa today In their attempt to sot a now world record for a nonstop dla- tanre flight. . A message at 8:116 a. in. (8:35 a. m., eastern standard tlrne) gave their position us 14.46 degrees north, 9.B2 degrees east, and their distance about 2770 miles from Cranwell, Lincolnshire, JCnglund. They were near the north Nigeria border. A message received by the air ministry at 10 «. m. was to faint It cy>uld not be made out. They hoped to reach Capo Town, a distance of 6198 miles, and thus smash the long distance record set by the Americans, Russell Bourdman and John Polando, In a flight from Now York to Istanbul, Turkey. Silence Is Maintained as to TAVO Billion Lump Sum Debt Proposition LATE BULLETIN WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. (A. P.) Representative Rainey of Illinois, the Democratic leader, expressed to newspaper men today the opinion that "the American people will never stand for the British lump- sum proposal whereby Great Britain would cut three-fourths of her debt away." (Associated Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON. Feb. 7.—Widespread interest was created here today by dispatches from London describing a prospective British war. debts settlement plan of a lump sum basis involving amounts from $1,250,000,000 to 12,000,000,000. For some time reports have been current that Great Britain would make some lump-sum offer for a final set- llemenl, but usually the Hums mentioned have been under $1,000,000,000 or more In line with tho Lausanne reparations agreement. In each case, however, official Washington maintained a strict silence and that was true today. A sum of $2,000,000,000 would represent a settlement of slightly less Uian 60 per cent of the lotal amount now due. Whether Congress could be induced to accept such an arrangement with or withoul tariff concessions is a question. The opposition against cancelation or reduction as expressed more than a year ago certainly has yielded little, If any. LUMP-SUM DEBT OFFER CREDITED LONDON, Feb. 7. (A. P.)—Reliable sources had put their stamp of authority today on reports thai Great Britain would seek to settle the American war debt immediately with a single payment. The now British debt commission was expected to offer flat payment of about one-third the sum now allocated for settlement In the next GO years. Tho plan, frequently suggested in the pant, appeared to have emerged from the field of speculation slmul- THE WEATHER San Francisco hay region: Fair and, cool tonight and AVedneHday; heavy frosts Wednesday morning; fresh, east and northeast, wind. Northern California: Fulr and 1 cold tonight und AA'ednesduy; freezing temperature and fmst tonight; moderate to fresh northeast wind offshore, Sierra Nevada: Fair and continued cold tonight und AA'ednusday; northerly gales. Sacramento, Santa Clara and San Joaquln valleys: Fair and continued cold tonight and AVetlnesduy; freezing temperature and frost tonight; moderate to fresh northerly wind. Southern California: Fair tonight and Wednesday; ooldur tonight; freezing temperature and front In interior; fresh north and northeast wind offsliore. (Continued on Paoe Eleven) VOTES 5 PCT. SLASH IN FEDERAL EXPENSE (United press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—A reduction of 5 per cent In all regular government expenditures, estimated to save $130,000,000 In the next fiscal year as part of the general economy program, wan approved today by the Senate. The vote was 40 to 33. The Senate next refused to Increase the present federal salary cut from 8 1-3 to 10 per cent. The rejected economy ' was estimated at |17,S32,000. The vole wan 44 to 39. The economy program was adopted after the so-called army and navy bloc was prevented from exempting the military services from the cut. Author's Former Hostility to England Seems to Have Vanished (United Press Leased Wire) LONDON, Feb. 7.—Sinclair Lewis, who hasn't been noted in the past for his aid to Anglo-American friendship and fellowship, appeared in the unaccustomed role today of ambassador of good will, hands-aoToss-the-sea and all. Only England and America, working together, can save the world from war, he told surprised Interviewers when he arrived here from the .continent. British crlllcs have not been overly kind to the winner of the Nobel prize for literature, whose jibes some years ago at the lack of heat In British homes and the scarcity of Ice In London cocktails did not rest well with Britons.' But Lewis was all for amity Ihls trip. Sees Powder Barrel Lewis said central Europe was a powder barrel. "There la going to be a big explosion there pretty soon," he suid, "and the only practical safeguard we have Is an Infinitely more Intimate relationship between England and America. "There Is much more dyamlto In 1933 than there was In 1914, and If you consider, as I do, that modern civilization Is a heritage worth keeping, you may also agree that- tho only counlrles which have a chance of retaining It arc America and Britain.' Disputes Popular Belief Lewis said that the popular belief that the masses are against war and are led to the slaughter by a few "wicked statesmen" Is all wrong. "AVhat generally happens Is that the mass of the people actually prevents closer relationship between nations, although they are urged to It by Statesmen," he said. "And I don't mean by men In office. I mean statesmen. There are very few." FLO SMITH SEEKS ENGLANDWE MARK (Associated Press Leased Wlrt) SOUTHAMPTON, England, Feb. 7. A'lctor Smith, 19-year-old South African aviator, took off at 7:10 a. m. (2:10 a. m. eastern standard time) today in an attempt to beat Mrs. Amy Johnson Molllson's record for the Kng- land-Capc Town flight. She set a mark of 4 days, 6 hours, 54 minutes lasl November. The weather was poor whnn Smith started, but there were Indications of improvement along the route. The' young aviator said he had a "stiff job" to beat Amy's record. If ho succeeded U was to be his last solo flight und ho Intended to settle down to work In his father's shoe factory. HRS.SKEELE TELLS STOUT Police Seeking Four Men and Woman Suspect as Culprits VICTIM FORGIVES GUILTY PLOTTERS COMMENT BY WILL ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS, Feb. 7. (To the Editor of Th« Bakersfield Call- fornlan:) That' wat an Impressive ceremony over th»<radie held In the House of Representatives to pay a beautiful tribute to the memory of Calvin Coolidge. The lawmaker* gathered In that body today can pay more homage to a president In death, and deal him more misery In life than happens In any civilized nation. After the Massachusetts, jurist's fine oration on Mr. Cool- Idge's achievements, we listened breathlessly for a moment for fear some senator would get up, (Just out of force of habit) and denounce the oration as being, "partisan, misleading and made In the Inter, est of the opposing party." And Mr. Hoover sitting there thinking "I have to die to get this." Yours, WILL ROGERS. Conflicting Advice on Inflation of Currency Baffles Wall Street Versions Differ Whether Eastern Gangsters or Local Product $500,000,000 Loan to Farmers Sought (United Press Leased Wire) AA'ASHINOTON, Feb. 7. — Loaning of $500,000,000 of federal funds to farmers to stop foreclosures is proposed by Senator Hull, Democrat, Tennessee. Hull Introduced, a bill authorizing the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to advance that sum to farmers who cannot meet mortgage and tax payments. The loans would run two years. The interest charge would be not over four per cent. «-*-*. BOND ISSUE OVERSUBSCRIBED JIOMK. Fob. 7. (A. P.)—A bond IB- BUO for $01,000,000 for the Institute for Financial Reconstruction, offered yes- torduy, has bucn ovuraubugrlbcd. SLAIN; M£DETAINED (United Press Leased Wire) FT/miSNCK, Ore., Feb. 7.—A. A. Robb was held here today for the asserted slaying of 'J. Ben Hall, attorney In a foreclosure sale that recently resulted In the closing of a mill operated by Robb. The attorney was struck on the head In his office here last night. j Rubb reportedly summoned a physician and then surrendered to Phillip Plttmaij, state policeman. Officers said tho killing, grew out of n quarrel between Robb and Hall over the foreclosure on Robb's mill. Mollison Passes Over Casablanca (. \mociated Press Leased Wire) CASABLANCA, Morocco, Feb. 7.— Captain J. A. Mollison, In a flight by singes from ICnglund to Urn all, passed over Casablanca at 5 a. m. today. By QEORQE H. BEALE (United Press Leased Wire) L OS ANGELES, Feb. 7. —Her nftrves shaken but otherwise unharmed, Mrs. Mary B. Skeele, 65- year-old wife o£ the dean, of music at the University of Southern California, was at home today, while police sought the four men and u woman who abducted her in an unsuccessful attempt to collect $10,000 ransom. Just 24 hours after she was kidnaped, the frail, gray- haired woman walked haltingly up Ihe sleps of Ihe family, residence late last night to fall Into the arms of her husband, Dr. AA'alter B. Skeele. "Thank God, Tin homo and safe," she sobbed as the dean helped her inside. Harrowing Experience Dabbing at team, sho told of her hnrrdwlng experience, bizarre to Its very climax when her captors, show- Ing a brar.en disregard for the hundreds of peace officers then searching for them, drove her to wllhln Iwo blocks of her home, and permitted her to go free. She said she was not harmed except for the nervous strain. She reported she was forbidden to talk to police. If she did, her abductors lold her, they would come back and "get you and the rest of your family, too." She said »Uc forgave her kidnapers and had no desire to see them prosecuted. She told police she believed from conversations sho overheard that her captors were members of an eastern gang. Ransom Not Paid Dean Skeele, who Insisted from tho firsl he had no way lo raise Iho $10,000 demanded, said no money wus lurned over to the kidnapers. Disregarding Mrs. Skeele's desire in the matter, authorities questioned her at length, seeking, clues that might lead lo arrests. She said she had no Idea where she was held captive. Sho was lured from her home Sunday night by a telephone call in which she was* told Dean Skeele had been I Injured In an automobile accident. At j the time he was at church. Mrs. I Skeelo telephoned her son, Franklin , Skeele, and arranged to meet him at tho-hospital. Gagged "1 went outside," she 'explained. "The car was there and a woman was at the wheel. A man got out and as j I starled to get In he pul some kind of a gag In my mouth. "He was rather rough and I suppose I resisted. My face was scratched a bit while, he was forcing me into the car. That was the only physical hurt I received." Mrs. Skeelc said she was blindfolded. Sho estimated they drove two hours before they stopped. "They put me In u bedroom," who continued. "It was pleasant, enough. 1 could hear purl of the convorsuUon und I Judged there were four men with the woman. ..Goes to Sleep "Of course I wus worried but some way I dozed off und slept." "Lute Monday afternoon the woman und twu of the men lei't. Then the other two talked to me. They *<ulU they'd decided to drop the whole busl- 1 ness. I " 'You've been nice to us,' one of | thorn said, 'and we are to see that you get home but v.-o want to keep out of trouble, of course.' "I assured them my one desire was to get home. I knew my family would be worried terribly." Blindfolded Again She was blindfolded again. After u long return ride, the car wus stopped and she wus warned again not to talk to police. Her safe return i-iime at a time when things looked darkest to Dean Skeele und his son. The dean hud been told to take $10,000- to a lon.ely roadside point on Monteclto Drive'and tu follow Instructions he would find In u box there. The ransom box hud- been placed on the same hilltop jvhero severul years ago Clara Phillips lured her friend, Alberta .Meadows, and beat her to death with u hammer. Gang "Tipped Off" Self-appointed InvesllgalorH got to the scene first und followed the Instructions. Police Ha I el this tipped off SEE IN BIG 1 ACTION Probate Action on Ochsncr Will Deferred; Estate Wortb $10,000,000 (United Press Leased Wire) SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7.—A compromise settlement of litigation over the $10,000,000 estale of Washington Henry Ochsner was Indicated loduy, with the continuance of probate action on his will until February 18. Mrs. Nancy Buldy, second wife of the oil millionaire, abandoned her ac- llon in the Nevada -Supremo Court seeking'to overrule a decision selling aside Ihe divorce of Mrs. Francos Ochsner, first wife. Controversy over the will revolved around tho three former wives. of the geologist. Mrs. Frances Ochsner claimed half the estate when Nevada courts set aside her divorce. Tho Nevada action established her, she claimed, as his only legal wife, and she demanded half the estale. Mrs. Nancy Baldy, named beneficiary in the will sought to overrule the decision selling aside tho first wife's divorce. Meanwhile, . Ihe llilrd wife, Mrs. Hilda Ochsner, claimed part of Iho eslale sho'uld go lo her eon, John Henry Ochsner. Dropping of Mrs. Baldy's acllon In Neviulu- was rumored Ihe resull of a compromise agreement. (Associated Press Leased Wire) N KW YORK, Feb. 7.— AVall streel mulled today over conflicting advice that currency Inflation would help cure business and that It would- throw business Into "confusion worse confounded." At a banquet of 450 financiers and brokers, Senator Elmer Thomas, Oklahoma Democrat, said that Congress awaited only a "nod and whisper" from heads Of powerful banks lo reverse the process of deflation and depression. Ho favored "a reasonable and controlled expansion of currency and credit." "Bankers of Now York," he said, I plead with you lo face Ihe facts, meet Ihe Issue, permit the nation to live." Hepresenlatlve Luce of Massachusetts declared the people's answer to every proposal for cash inflation should bo "a stern no." Criticizes Inflation If there Is to be any law-making on the problem, be said, It should aim to Increase the volume of credit, not cash. Ho said currency Inflation would throw the work of the country. Its production, its distribution—In short the business of the whole world into confusion worse confounded." There were other, varying views, including mlddle-of-the-course advice. Fisher, Owen Heard Tho Issuance of stamped scrip as a measure of "reflation" was urged by I'rofessor Irving Fisher of Yale. Robert L. Owen, former senator from Oklahoma, urged tho federal government to Issue currency with which to buy Its own bonds. He said he opposed. Jn.tUkUon and favored sound money, 'bul contended the prescnl dollar Is unsound. On Ihe one hand Dr. Lionel D. Edlo, promlnenl AA'ull street economist, differed sharply from the Inflation- ists, saying, "There Is some safety In the fact that no two of those Infla- tionists can agree on tho magic formula." Lively Question On tho other, Senator 13. D. Smith of South Carolina, declared that the answers to present conditions, from a domestic 'point of view, Is Inflation—"a radical Inflation until the terrible distress and debls lire relieved." All agreed Ibat the conlroversy IB one of the llvest of the day. Representative Luce said, for Instance, that It bids fair to "decide the presidency In 193G as it did In 1896." *-»-* Italo-Petr oleum Cases Will Be Tried on May 2 (Untied Prim* Leaned Wire) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7.—Affairs of the 125,000.000 Italo-Petroleum Corporation will be nlred before Federal Judge George Cosgrave, May 2, when 18 men, officers and employes of the firm, go on trial charged with misuse of the mails. ' Trial date was set in the semiannual clearing of the congested court calendar. IDENTIFY GUY AS ON VESSEL Garrison, Reardon Two Witnesses Before Committee LATTER CITED ON SAN MATEO ROAD PURSUE SHIP WITH (Associated Press Leased Wire) BATAA'IA, Java, Feb. 7.—Chased by warships, submarines and flying boats, Ihe fugitive dulch cruiser De Zeven Provlnclen, wllh native mutineers in control, was west of Nlas Island today, making for the Java naval base at Sourabaya., (Nlas Island Is off the west coast of Sumatra, about 800 miles northwest of Batavla, and about. 1200 miles northwest of Sourabaya.) Tho ship, on which the natives, mostly Sumatrans, kidnaped eight of their Dutch officers after a dispute over pay, was proceeding at a speed of seven knots, apparenlly economizing on fuel. The government steamer Krldanus last night replaced the government vessel Aldeburan, which was running short of fuel, In the chase and there was little fear now ; that l|ie Zeven would escape. The commander of the Dutch cruiser was ashore when the natives stole his ship. Ho Immediately put out after them in tho Aldebaran. In the meantime, flying bouts entered the race, taking on fuel at Priok harbor and proceeding under secret orders. Two submarines and tho mine layer ubudcn Lecun ulso joined the pursuit. DR. LAWRENCE ABBOTT IS CALLED BY DEATH (Associated Press Leased Wire) NKW YORK, Feb. 7.—Dr. Lawrence F. Abbott, 73, secretary of the Now York Life Insurance Company un'd one-time publisher of The Outlook when Theodore Roosevelt was K contributing editor, died today at his home. He was the son of tho late Dr. Lyman Abbott, noted clergyman. Ho had been 111 for several months. Doctor Abbott was the author of several articles about Hoosevelt. He sold his Interest In the magazine In 1922. His connection with the New York Life Insurance Company brought him Into contact with another ex- president—the late Calvin Coolidce, a director of tho company. Two Witnesses Say Accused "Mun at Porthole" on Wundcrwell Ship (Associated Press Leased Wire) LONG BliACH, Feb. 7.— A second Identification of WIHIum J. Guy as the stranger In gray was pinned upon the accused slayer of Captain Walter Wanderwell at the trial of tho 24- year-old soldier of fortune today. A demure, attractive young woman from Kockmurl, Ua., Miss Marian Smith, a member of thu expedition which AVnuilerwell was planning to take to the South Seas when lie mot his death tho night of December ii aboard his yacht, Carinii. nervously Identified Guy as the man who was souii nt a porthole of thu Carmu, a fow moments before Wanderwell was killed. In many respects the testimony of tlin young woman for the prosecution corroborated the statements of u previous witimas, Edmund Xnranskl, film cameraman, who also had picked Guy out as the stranger although he wan not as positive as Miss Smith. Following Keranskl after counsel for Ouy had thrown questions at. him for nearly four hours In an attempt, to break up his story, Miss Smith, a i-liestnut-halred girl, walked to thu witness stand, a. refreshing figure In gray suit, trimmed with face was white and fre- LA. AQUEDUJMTACKED (United Press Leased Wire) MARVIN ALLEN, ONCE (Continued on I'aao Two) (United Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGEL15S, Feb. 7.—The lust surviving member of the once powerful A-B-AV dynasty which for years ruled gaming enterprises along the Mexican border, was dead today. Death removed the last of the triumvirate when Marvin Allen suc- c limbed a few hours after undergoing un abdominal operation. He was 61. His two partners, Frank B. Beyer and Carl AVHlilngton, both had preceded him In death by 1 several years. The trio formed the original "barons of the border" who for 16 years dominated border gambling at Tin Juuna und Mexlcall. Later they yielded their leadership to younger men,, championed by Baron Long. Until the time of his death, however, Allen maintained an active interest In horso racing. He continued to operate a large stable at San Ysldro and had several entries studied at Agua Cullente. Schooner, one uf his Agua Ciillunte racers, cost him K20.000 at a Chicago sul<5._aomo time ago. 000,000 Colorado river aqueduct IK bo- Ing constructed oil the fulne assumption that the metropolitan area will have a population of 10,000,000 In in&tl. Councilman Roy I,. Dmilcy charged before city eoumrll today In seeking reconslcii-rallon of plans to build the project on a smaller scale. Donlcy, supported by Councilman Kvan Lewis, claimed that the population figure predicted for Ifltiti already hail shrunk to 7,600,000, but that tho aqueduct cost has not been reduced. The population must reach 8,000,000 before the aqueduct can be self-supporting, Don ley charged, and meanwhile property owners will be saddled with a huge tux burden. "Shouldn't we stop to consider whether or not we have started a program that will wreck southern California?" he asked. Evans said the aqueduct would cost city taxpayers from $liS,000,000 to $70,000,000 before any water would be needed. •-•-• Gov. Murray's Oil Proration Curbed (United Press Leased Wire) OKLAHOMA CITY, Fob, 7—The Oklahoma Supreme Court luto today curbed Governor AS r . H. Murray's on- forcoment of oil pi-oration by the state mllltla by holding that trial courts have the right tu Inquire Into military seizure of property. a tailored fur. Her qtiently the court had to prompt her for her answers, mudu In a voice so low that It hardly carried from the witness stand. SIDNEY BLACKMER IS JtEDjUIRL CASE (United Press Leased Wire) ' HOLLYAVOOD, Feb. 7. — A man Identified by police us Sidney Black- iner, 85, stage und screen uctor and husband'of Lenore Ulrlc, noted New York actress, was held In Jail here today on u charge of suspicion of assaulting a 17-year-old girl. He vehemently denied tho accusation, made by Bernlco Bach and claimed he was the victim of an attempted frame-up. Miss Bach was held by Juvenile authorities, pending sifting of the charges. Hlackmcr, police said, at first attempted to evade Identification as Iho actor and told them ho was a film technician. He later said he did this only because ho did not wish the matter to get. newspaper attention. Blarkpior claimed he knew the girl as "Patricia Morten." "She was movlo-struclt and lold me she knew a lot of prominent film people," police quoted him as saying. "I learned she know none of them. I never took her any place although I once attended a party where she was u guest. Her accusation Is untrue." ACCUSES BIG BANKERS OF LOBBY; ASKS (United Press Leased \Vire) j WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—Repreoen- ] tatlve pallium, Democrat, Texas, at-! tucked New York bunkers In a | speech today soon after be had Introduced a resolution demanding congressional Investigation of their al- j leged lobbying activities. I'utmun suld basis fur the Investigation lie proposed WUB furnished by the disputed magazine article by Ser- geuiil-ul-Arm.s David S. Barry, the charges'of Senator Ciluu.s, Democrat, A'lrglnlu, u year ago that some 1 congressmen had been "hired," und in a speech last night In which Senator Thomas, Democrat, Oklahoma, said llu> government was a "client" of tho bankers. The Investigation, Patman said, should be made wllh a view to outlawing "Bpeclul-liiterost" lobbying. Attempts Made to Show Executive Wanted It Built by Slate (Associated Prexs Leased Wire) CA.CRAMENTO, Feb. 7.—As a ro- ^ milt of testimony given today before the Senate committee investigating alleged irregularities instate government, Sheridan Downey, attorney for the committee, announced he would cull James Rolph III, the governor's son, to testify concerning the management of the Rolph family ranch in San. Mateo county. This announcement was made after Stale Forester M. B. Pratt and Frank Thompson, state ranger In charge of the San Mateo district, testified thai Ueorge Pasaons, Identified as superintendent of the Rolph ranch, wua hired 'as a forest ranger on the Rolph ranch ufter Thompson conferred with young Ralph and others In his clU- trlct. Rolph Ranch Interests The Rolph ranch figured prominently In the committee's hearing today. After questioning Pratt and ThompHon regarding, the discharge of Ranger J. B. McLellan arid substitution of Pnssons the commltlee plnred t'olonel AVultcr B. Garrison, former state director of public works, on the stand to repeat testimony ho gave In January regarding the approval of a road running through or near the ranch. Claim Project Urged Garrison again tohl the committee ho and other state officials were invited to attend a barbecue given at the ranch and while there, that thoy were taken to the site of the proposed road by State Highway Commissioner Timothy Reiirdon of San Francisco. Garrison linn said that Governor Rolph and Reardon urged this project with others be recommended to the Legislature for the state's secondary system. Governor Rolph, Renrdrvn and EarJ Leo Kelly, present director of public works, denied Garrison's testimony given last month. Reardon anil Kelly were present at today's hearing and wore tn be given an opportunity of making their denials under oath when Garrison finished. Witnesses Deny It Attorney Downey attempted to draw from Pratt and Thompson admissions that some one higher than state forestry officials recommended Pusson's employment. Both witnesses denied knowing Passons was superintendent of the ranch. Finally Thompson told the committee he "talked" with James Rolph III before MoClellan was discharged and Passons hired. The forestry district involved Includes the Rolph ranch exclusively, Thompson paid, and inasmuch as Pas- .sons resided at tho ranch his employment was considered logical. Downey Instructed Thompson to have Pussons appear before the committee. Reardon was questioned at length regarding the so-culled "Rolph road" from Portola to the Sky Lino boulevard In San Mateo county. He reiterated his belief tho six-mile stretch would have been valuable in relieving congnNtion of traffic on the Bay Shore highway. COUNT APPONYI DIES GISXT^VA, Switzerland. Feb. 7. (A. P.)—Count Albert Appunyl, Hungarian .statesman, dleil here today after a brief Illness. He wus 87. ADVERTISERS'INDEX PMO BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL PARK 3 BROCK. MALCOLM, COMPANY 3 BROCK. MALCOLM. COMPANY 9 EL TEJON DRUB 4 FOX CALIFORNIA 6 FOX THEATER G GOODNIGHT, OR 4 HOTEL EL TEJON 0 KIMBALL & STONE 6 KLOPP «, KLOPP. DBS 4 MONTGOMERY WARD JL COMPANY 3 NILE THEATER 6 PACIFIC TEL. & TEL. COMPANY 6 •PHILLIPS MUSIC COMPANY 6 PLETCHER. DR 4 READER'S JEWELERS 4 REDLICK'S 6 REX THEATER '. 8 RIALTO THEATER 6 TRIBBLE GLASS WORKS g VAN METER, DR J VIRGINIA THEATER I WEILL. A.. INC 5 WICKER8HAM COMPANY 5 WIL.SAV-U MARKET t WITHAM I BOOTH g

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