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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, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1933 TWO SECTIONS No. 168 1 EIGHT SAVED AS KERN PLANE BURNS * COMMENT BY WILL ROGERS st in DEATH CALLS Was Chairman of Board of Anaconda Company, Subsidiaries DIRECTOR IN MANY BIG CORPORATIONS DALADIER IN GRAVE PERIL During War Was Aide to Sec. Baker; Discovered by II. H. Rogers (Associated Press Leased Wire) N EW YORK, Feb. 11. —John D. Ryan, chairman of Anaconda Copper Mining Company, died today of heart disease. Mr. Ryan, born In Michigan In 1864, had been 111 only about a day. He had long been prominent in the copper Industry. He was an officer or director of various Anaconda sub- uidiarles. He was chairman of the bounds of Andes Copper Mining Company, Chile Copper Company, and Chile Exploration Company, and held directorships In American Brass Company, American Power and Light Company, Consolidated Gas Company ot New York, the National City Bunk of" New York, and Postal Telegraph and Cable Corporation. He was pre.si-, dent of the Montana Power Company, and of United Metals Selling Company. Ryan, one of the best known figures In tho copper Industry, had been identified with Anaconda and its predecessor, Amalgamated Copper Company, for many years. Rogers' "Discovery" He was one of the young men "discovered" by the late II. H. Rogers, Standard OH magnate, who also was credited with holding the controlling t Interest in the old Amalgamated Copper Company properties. Another IB Cornelius Kelley, now president of the Anaconda. Coming to Montana as an oil salesman around 1900, Ryan attracted the " attention of Rogers shortly before the time the Amalgamated people engaged In their memorable legal battle with the late Augustus F. Helnzo and associates for control of several valuable copper properties. For several years, Ryan looked after the Anacondn-Amalgamated Interests In Butte, later coming to New York to fill the chief executive office. Heart Attack Fatal ' An acute, heart attack caused his death In his home on East Seventy- eighth street. He had been in his UHUU! good health recently, business assocaltes said, although he was not at his office yesterday.' On Thursday he was at his desk most of the day. Ryan was second assistant recretury of war and director of the army air service during the World War. Aide to Sec. Baker Prior, to becoming an assistant to Secretary Newton U. Daker and directing aircraft production, Ryan was director general of military relief for the Red Cross, succeeding Colonel Jefferson R. Kean, U. S. A. . Ten days after the signing of the armistice he resigned from his federal positions and returned to tho production and distribution of copper. (United Press Leased Wire) PARIS, Feb. 11. — Premier Edouard Daladler led hi* entire cabinet to the chamber of deputies, and possibly to "the guillotine," today when the budget debate began oh which the government's existence depends. The opposition began attacking the government's financial policies and plans to remove the $232,000,000 deficit as soon as Daladier and the cabinet were seated on- government benches. The pro. gram was said to take too little off government expenditures and to put too great a burden on middle-class taxpayers. The government's life was threatened by powerful elements In the chamber which overthrew the last two cabinets. The frequency with which governments are ousted gave rise to the papu- lar expression "to the guillotine." Meanwhile French business men, angered by increased taxation and the Inability of the government to pass the budget, made plans for a "business strike" throughout France next Thursday. Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.— House Majority Leader Ralney Bald today lin • believed House opposition to branch banking would prevent passage of tho Glass bank reform bll, in Its present form, at tills session of Congress. Ralney said he thought that if the branch bunk provisions wore eliminated the measure might be forced through the House before March 4. THE WEATHER San Francisco hay region— Cloudy andkunsettlod tonight and Sunday wltlr occasional rain; moderate southerly wind. Northern California — Unsettled tonight and Sunday; occasional rain north and central portions and snow in the Sierra Nevada: warmer east and central portions tonight; moderate south and southwest wind offshore. Sierra Nevada—Unsettled with snow tonight and Sunday; somewhat warmer; fresh and strong westerly winds. Sacramento and Santa Clara valleys—Unsettled tonight and Sunday with occasional rain; slightly warmer tonight; gentle changeable wind. San Joaquln valley — Unsettled tonight and "Sunday; light rain north portion; somewhat warmer tonight; gentle changeable winds. Southern California—Cloudy and unsettled tonight and Sunday; sllRhtly warmer tonight; gentle to moderate changeable winds offshore. ' SHIPSTEAD SAYS FARMERS BILKED Avers Industry, Finance Have Slain Goose That Laid "Golden Egg" Reduction'Would Cripple U. S. Sea Power for Years, Asserts BRATTON PROPOSAL AROUSES PROTEST Plan Would Give Heavy Advantage to Japan » and Britain BEVERLY HILLS, Feb. 11.—To the Editor of The Bakersflcld Callfornlan: See In all the papers about making Mr. Roosevelt a president instead of Just a man that sends plans up to Congress for the fun of having them vetoed. Now you will hear the wall go up "We are not ready In this free country for a Mussolini." Say, Mussolini could run this country with his eyes shut, In fact that's the way our Congress has been running It. Mussolini, with no money, no natural resources, no nothing, has kept his country going, while us with a surplus of everything under the aun are mangy with representatives and liberty. But we can't digest either of 'em. Yours, WILL ROGERS. /Associated Prese Leated Wire) NEW YORK, Feb. 11.—United States Senator Henrick Shlpstead of Minnesota, declared here today that industry and finance have taken so much out of the farmer that they have "killed the goose that laid the golden egg." Addressing a luncheon of the League for Industrial Democracy, the only Farmer-Labor party member of the Senate said that "even during the years of paper prosperity from 1920 to 1930" the farmer's Income gradually declined ontil it totaled an annual loss of DO per cent. Farmer Pays" "During that period," he said, "the price of his products gradually do- Glass' Banking Bill Faces Dark Future clined and the price for tho- things he had to buy gradually Increased." Tho result ho added now Is that the farmer Is having to pay for the "mistakes" of others by giving up his home through foreclosure sales und court orders. The Mlnnesotan defended the recent uprisings against this procedure by middle west farmers and suld he hoped for the passage of a bill ho had Introduced which would provide government credit to refinance tho mortgages of those In distress. IIo said tho nationalization of bank- Ing and transportation would go a long way toward relieving both the farmer and Industry. "The Intelligent farmer knows by now," he declared, "that the Individualism of hits grandfather Is a thing of the past, and that from now on hin salvation must be sought in the good of all." Handwriting on Wall K. C. Llndeman, professor of social philosophy at the New York School of Social Work described the recent uprisings against farm property foreclosures as a "revolution" and a "handwriting on the wall." BOXER ERNIE SCHAAF SERIOUSLY INJURED (A osot-iated Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK, Fob. 11.—Tho condition of Krnle fichaaf, Boston heavyweight, who wns knocked out in 13 rounds last night by Prlmo Camera, was diagnosed late today by Or. William V, Hoaly at tho Polytechnic Hospital as an "Intracranlal lifmorrhagi'." In the statement madu public at the hospital, Doctor TInuly explained that his condition was not critical, but that "absolute rest was imperative." Schaaf was in a semi-conscious state most of the morning nnd failed to recognize John Buckley, one of his managers. (United Press Leased Wire) W ASHINGTON, Feb. 11. — Secretary of Navy Adams today as- j serted the reduction of naval funds ! proposed by the Senate would "cripple our national defense for years" and leave this country In a position where its total number of fully manned vessels would be 66 per cent of the number of British, and 56 per cent of the number o£ Japanese warships in full commission. Adams made known his views in letters to Senator Bingham, Republican, Connecticut, and Chairman Byrns of the House appropriations committee. Adam's declaration followed announcement by Admiral William V. Pratt, chief of naval operations, that the entire United States fleet would be kept in the Pacific until July 1, 1934. Factor in Decision Disturbed conditions in the far east were regarded by some naval officials as a factor In this decision and In Adam's plea against further curtailment of American forces at sea. Pratt's announcement, however, said the Atlantic fleet was being retained in the Pacific in "the interests of economy." Secretary of State Stlm- son said the decision had not been discussed with him. It is the third that return of the Atlantic fleet 'to its usual base has been postponed. Secretary Adams said the Bratton amendment, adopted by the Senate, re. quiring all departments to save C per DEBT DEFLATION PLANSJPSED Drastic Relief Measure to Relieve Farmers, Others Is Considered Four Concerns Wage Cigarette - Price War (United Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON. Feb. 11.—Debt deflation unprecedented In tho experience of modern business and relief for debt-burdened farmers and other Individuals, were proposed in a compromise emergency bill submitted today to a Senato subcommittee. Reorganization of corporate Industry to reduce capitalization und moratoria for harassed individuals were the objectives of the rovolutlonary project already approved by the House and soon to reach the •Senate in amended form. Under tho bill, entire *!•.,.]< i bond Issues could be recalled, to appear In new form reprijs'.-m.ii,, duced capitalization. The bill's technical purpose in to amend tho bankruptcy law. Actually, the proposed legislation would detour debtors around bankruptcy courts and enable them ether to sculo down their debts or obtain extension of time for repayment. President Hoover, President-elect Roosevelt, Democratic aifd Republican congressional leaders aro pledged Co the general outlines of the program. A new .section has been added to create machinery which would enable (United Press Leased. Wire) N EW YORK, Feb. 11.—War between tho four bly tobacco empires oC America spread to a new front today, and cigarette smokers benefited,, by the lowest retail prices .since "Sweot Cups" were a nickel a puck, 30 years ago. The war, waged for years through every medium that might add to tho army of loyal smokers of tho lending brands, through newspaper and magazine, advertising, radio, and various resounding claims to mellowing processes and tobacco selection, entered tho financial phnso when tho American Tobacco Company announced a now wholesale jirlco reduction to Jti.tiO a thousand "Lucky Strikes," less the usual trade discounts. AH a result, cigarette buyers at tho nation's leading chain stores, such as tho fireut Atlantic and Pacific, were able to buy a package, a carton, or a dozen cartons, ul the ruto of 10 cents a package of 20. Lowest Price on Record This was the lowest price on record at the A. & P. stores. The previous low, two years ago, was two packages for 23 cents. (Associated Press Leased Wire) Within an hour of tho Amcrclan TVTBUNKIKCHEN, Saar, Feb. 11.—j Tobacco Company's announcement, u. Neunkirchen Explosion Is Felt From Cologne to Swiss Border RESCUE WORKERS DIG FRANTICALLY 61 Bodies Recovered as Search for Others Continues -^ ' Blind to the dangers of tottering walls, rescue wqfkers dug frantically today Into the debris of a wide area In this Industrial city, still finding bodies of persons slain and maimed In yesterday's huge gas tank explosion. At dawn authorities computed casualties as follows: Dead: Known, 61; estimated, 100 to 200. Seriously Injured, nearly 300. Slightly Injured, about 1200. Police, doctorH and nurses, joined by grief-stricken relatives, worked feverishly through the night and fresh crews of relief workers took the places of those too weary to continue today. Qas Tank Explodes The disaster was caused by J. Reynolds and the P.. Lorillard Com- Ihat their leading and "Old Gold," re- cent of their appropriations next fiscal year would force the navy to: Results Described Close certain east coast navy yards; slow down work on new ships "at groat loss of time and Increase of cost": discharge about .1500 civilian employes; restrict all naval reserve activities; and cease all further regular navy enlistments, thus cutting about 9000 men from the active per- V - --- . .. _ I with a majority of their creditors. sonnel. Loss of these men, Adams Eaid, (Continued on Pago Two) «-*-*. STILL ELUDE CAPTURE (United Press Leased Wire) SACRAMKNTO, Feb. 11. — Sacramento police, pressing their search ifor the three bandits who robbed the post office here Thursday night, today were hunting for another gunman. Just as he was preparing to close the downtown office of his finance company last night, Lester E. Amlck was held up and robbed of $500 in currency. The bandit fled after warning Amlck Tiot "to make any noise." Botli federal and state authorities admitted toduy they wore without a single clue to the identity of the throe masked men who raided the post office and escaped with a bag of registered mail. The latest check of tho contents of the mall pouch stolen by the trio revealed $2;iS,41l .in bonds and coupons; J120 In Jewelry and 5810 In cheeks und currency, postal authorities reported. Steagrall Urged for Treasury Secretary ([Inited'press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON', Feb. 11.— House Majority Lender Ralney today endorsed Chairman Henry B. Stengall of the banking and currency committee as the "most formidable candidate" for secretary of treasury In the Roosevelt cabinet. Gasoline Prices at L. A. Drop 2 Cents (Annnalatcd Press Incased Wire) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11.— Tho price of gasoline In southern California dropped 1 and 2 cents a gallon today. Major producing companies said tho new price schedules, making the standard grade 15% cents a gallon; Ethyl :st(, cents and third structure 10 9-10 cents were designed to meet competition. Another subcommittee meantime was putting tho final touches on a measure' designed to stop farm foreclosures by different means. rifle explosion of a giant AIDS GUY'S CASE (Associated Press Leaned Wire) LONG BEACH, Feb. 11.—A surprise witness, Ralph Dunlop, an aviation mechanic, was produced by tho defense In the trial of William J. Guy today and testified he saw Guy 30 miles from the schooner Cnrma on December 5 about 15 minutes before the state claimed Guy shot Captain Walter Wanderwell aboard the yacht. Dunlop said he went to the home of Edward Delarm, his employer, in Glendale, where Guy was living, about 8:30 p. m. on the night of December 6 and saw Guy walk Into his bedroom. The state has established that Wanderwell, with whom Guy had engaged In a dispute over money, was shot about 8:45 p. in. In a cnbln of the Ciirma at the P. & O. docks here, sonic :tO miles from (Jlendale. Tho witness said he went to the homo to deliver a message that Delarm's airplane would not IIP ready until a certain hour the next day. As he walked up to the hotiKO he said ho saw the figure of Guy through n glassed door. Me opened tho front door, delivered his message and left. On the floor he sulU he saw one of tho Delarm children playing. DROWNED IN BATHTUB MONROVIA, Feb. 11. (U. P.l—Shlr- loy Hiirdman, 2, was drowned In a bathtub after her nurse had left her alone for a few minutes to answer the telephone, police reported today. Death Valley Set Aside by President (United Press Leased Wire) WAHINOTON, Feb. 11.— President Hoover hah signed a proclamation setting aside Death Valley as u national monument, the United Prass letir/ned toduy from an uuihoriuulve uource. HERMOZ AT NATAL NATAL, Brazil, Feb. 11. (U. P.)— Jean Hermoz, noted French flyer seeking a new record for an airplane flight between Buenos Aires and Marseilles, brought his monoplane, Arc- on-C'lel, down at the airport hero at 8:15 p. m. today. FRESNO REALTOR DIES FRESNO. Feb. 11. (A. P.)—John Darling, OS, real estate dealer who hud I lived here 47 ycura, died toduy. James M. Cox to j Be U. S. Envoy to j Germany, Report! a tcr- tnnk at tho Neunkirchen Iron Works, one of the prides of the. rich Iron and coal region, now governed under a League of Nations trusteeship, and which will go to either (.Sermany or Franco after n plebiscite two years hence. Many persons were trapped and killed in a crowded street car which was passing the big Iron works at fho moment of the blast. Then a fire broke out which spread destruction. This was brought under control today. Felt Over Rhine Valley Tho blast was felt throughout the entire upper Rhine valley from j Cologne to the Swiss border. In many ' Rhlnelnnd cities the people believed | an earthquake had shaken tho district. Hardly a pane of glass remained Intact In an area 10 miles In diameter surrounding the 'Iron works. Three or four smaller blasts followed the first one and then the gas reservoir burst into flames. Many women and children were among the Injured and every hospital In the city and nearby ar»a was filled to capacity. Comparatively few men were at work at the time of the blast because of renovations being made In the Iron works. In the surrounding area, the streets were filled with the debris nf homes nnd shops. Cause Undetermined The tank which exploded was 270 feet high nnd 150 feet In diameter. Neunkirchen has a population of 40,000. Tho cause of the explosion and the amount of damage was not immediately determined. The catastrophe was the most serious in this region since 1921 when Efif) were killed by an explosion at the Oppau ammonia factory. "lit TIMES IN 4 (Asuoriate.d I'ri'fs Leased Wire) 1-OS ANGELKS, Feb. 11.—lamps M. MOSH, r,7-year-old druggist, dlfri tlirpc times In four hours todny at hln drug j store —so says the police record. His fathnr-ln-hiw, H. W. Kobb. j found him on the floor near a tele- j phone with a scribbled note: "I am I dlr./.y. Cun't sec dial. Very sick." | Dr. N'. M. Rlbo on arrival of thn j police nmhulancn, pronounced lilm dead. Just as they started to leave he detected a faint pulse beat and called tb« rescue squad. Another police surgeon, I>r. Gforge HfVanip, came with the firemen and MOMS remained alive two liours when botli doctors pronounced him dead. They were Just about to leave when signs of life again appeared. These were prolonged for two hours more, when for the third and final time the doctors pronounced him dead, apparently from u cerebral hemorrhage. pany announced brands, "Camel*" spectivoly, would b« r»ilured to meet the pi'lcis for "Lucky Strikes." Shortly afterward, Liggett & Myers, manufacturers of "Chesterfields," fell In line with the price nit and announced n r>0-crnt reduction to tho now prevailing $5., r >fl. Tho A. & P. announced that It had "sufficient storks" on hand, and that there would bo no limit, on the quantity that might be bought by one customer. The Unltod Cigar Stores, another chain of tobacco shops, said that on Monday its prices for tho loading brands would be reduced to 2:1 cents for two packages. War Stimulated The prlco war wns stimulated, too. by .the encroachment of so-called "Independent" brands which, particularly In tho west, and middle west, were gaining new markets at a 10-cetit price. (^Incidentally with ments from the big the nnnounce- three, tlw. Ax- tqn-Flsher Tobacco Company of Louisville, said today that Its 10-cent brand, "Twenty Grand," would be placed on sale In New York City over the week-end. Sale of this cigarette has hitherto been restricted to states nearer Louisville'. RICH ASK POOR TO SAVE GRAND OPERA (United Press Leased Wire) MIAMI, Fl»., Feb. 11.—Prenl- dent.elect Rooicvelt will appoint the man who headed the ticket when he ran for vice-president In 1920 to the Increasingly Important embassy at Berlin, It was reported reliably here today. Reports that James M. Cox would become ambassador to Germany followed a conference here of the 1920 candidate with Democratic National Chairman James A. Farley, Aviator Mollison in Rio de Janeiro (Associated Prem Leaned Wire) RIO DE JAN1CIRO, Feb. 11.—Captain J. A. Mollison, British flyer, landed here at 11:30 a. m. (9:!>0 a. in., eastern standard time) today from CsiravelliiK, Hruzll. The long-distance flyer reached Caravellas yesterday after completing a flight across tho smith Atlantic from West Africa to j Is'uUil. (Unileil rresH l.etise.d Wire) NI5W YORK, Feb. U.—The diamond horseshoe turned to tho gallery and the pit. today In nn appeal to save the Metropolitan Opera Company. Wealthy society families which have underwritten the opera for years asked public subscriptions lo mako up a $300,000 fund to guarantee a short season of opera next winter. The appeal was made through a committee of representatives of thn box holders, owner of the auditorium, the directors of tho operating company, and the .sinners. Appeals for public aid came generally from musicians and music lovers. Hut, tho appeal of Deems Taylor, who composed two operas and Is compos- Ing a third for tho Metropolitan, was mixed with criticism. He said I hi; opera had been supported by the ROII- eral public slnco* > l!HO with the exception of lust year, when the directors made up a deflnlt. "And now they allowed It to be said that 'they were weary of having to support tho burdon,' a burden which never confronted them during 24 years," ho snld. Taylor HURKesled that radio listeners subject themselves to ;i tax of 1 cent each time they listened In opera. Tills, 1m said, would yield flO.OQO '«'' each opera broadcast, pitying the cost of production. Favorable Report on St. Lawrence Treaty f \ Hunrintt'ft l're*H Leaned Wire! WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.-A fuvor- abfci report on tho treaty with Canada for const ruction of ihu gigantic St. Lawrence waterway and power project WHS moved todiiy by a Senate foreign relations subcommittee. The treat}', signed with Canada last summer after years of negotiation, was approved, five to two, after federal and Now York Hlato engineers recommended that New York's share of the cost should be fixed at ?S9,000,000. Grid Star Guilty of Bombing Residence Towns That Live Off Tourist Fines Scored by Lions (United Pre.ss Leased Wire) FOWLER, Feb. 11.—Small San Joaquin towns which allegedly derive most of their municipal Incomes from fines levied for traffic violations, today drew the fire of the central council of the Lions' Club, service organization. The council, at a meeting here, named a committee to investigate the extent to which "fictitious" violations were being charged against motorists. LEADS 10 League of Nations and Japan Near Parting of Ways and Both Firm (Vnited Press Leaned Wire) WASHINGTON, Feb. II.—The diplomatic battle between Japan and the western powers appeared to officials here today to be approaching a crisis under the Impetus of new forces. Observers expect either that Japan will withdraw from tho league of nations and challenge the right of tlie occidental powers to mediate In far eastern affairs, or else, will modify Its previous position sufficiently to accept a satisfactory form of conciliation with China. Primary among tho forces Is thn new note of firmness In tho league of nations' conversations with Toklo. This, ns understood here, Is duo to two factors: Explains League Firmness 1. A change. In nrltlnh policy toward support of the Chinese position against Japan. Britain, as one of the most powerful members of the league, naturally has Influenced the entire Geneva body. 2. A growing belief In Geneva that Japan has been "bluffing" and that, In a crisis, It would modify Its adamant position against Interference with the present regime In Manchuria. This transition In British policy, to curry the analysis further, Is believed hero to result from: British Switch Analyzed 1. Chinese anger at what Nanking had come to regard as Britain's pro- Japanese policy lit. firnova. Britain has a large trade with China and naturally feared its commercial posi- INTO FLAMES Pilot Wins in Race With Death; Speeds T. W. A. Craft to Port WOMAN IS BADLY BURNED IN CABIN (Conttnucit on Pago Ttcu) 326 STATE, FEDERAL TAX DUPLICATIONS f United Press leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.—States are collecting millions of dollars In competition with federal tax agents, according to figures compiled by varl- OUH I'nlted Press bureaus throughout the country. These duplications, which run heaviest In gasoline, tobacco, Income and Inheritance taxes, are to be discussed at the conference of governors called by President-elect Roosevelt to lie held at tho White House March 0. Some state legislatures are considering new taxe.\many of which would compete with federal taxes already being collected. In tlieso (linos both Washington and every state are grasping lit each hopeful source for revenue to check the mounting deficits which are running up all public debts at n rnpld rate. An Invest Igat Ion ordered by Con- gross hart disclosed 326 duplications, crises In which •'edenil nnd state tax collectors "re scrambling to get their hands Into the same taxpayer's pocket. President-elect Roosevelt hopes to segregate these by sending the federal government into one pocket and the states into another. All Passengers and Flyers Escape as Tri-motor Collapses Here TRON nerves of a pilot and copilot •*- who flew a giant, trl-motored Transcontinental and Western Air passenger ship Into Kern County- Airport after It had caught fire In tho air just south ot Delano last night, are credited with saving tho lives of themselves and six passengers. One passenger, Mrs. Adalaid Helwlg of Berkeley, was seriously burned when her clothing caught flro. Bravery of Pilot Eddie Bellande and Copilot Lynn Blrkenkamp was matched by that of the passengers, who sat calmly in their scats and provided the copilot with chair cushions with which ho fought the flames that threatened at any minute to plunge the huge ship to earth. Extinguish Blaze Airport Superintendent If. B. Oriffls and other airport attaches saw the smoking ship as it came roaring at top speed Into the field to settle In a perfect landing and raced to It with fire extinguishers, putting out the fire before the plane was completely destroyed. "Wo had Just passed over Delano at an altitude of about 2000 feet," Copilot Berkenkamp told Superintendent Grlffis. "I was back in the cabin talking to a passenger when another passenger saw smoke coming through the cabin heater-vent In the floor. "I went forward Immediately and told Eddie the ship was on fire. No need to tell him what to do. He Just gave It the gun and In an Instant we were liter* ally burning up the air for Bakersfield. "Then I went back to the cabin and started to kick a hole In the floor. The fire was oven more serious than I had thought for tho floor gave readily, in fact it was almost burned through. Passengers Calm "The passengers were wonderful. I osked them to keep their seats and they nil did, without exception. Then I tried to extinguish It with the hand extinguisher In the plane, but the flclals. They Investigated the accident and made plans for salvaging the ship. (Continued on Pago Two) » « » -Sen. Snioot Accepts Dare by Opponents Press Leaned Wire) WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.— Senator Snioot (Republican, Utah), today accepted H dare from the Democrats and introduced a bill to deny veterans' compensation or hospltullzatlon ! to men who cannot trace their dis- | abilities to war service. Smont estimated the bill, If enacted, would save thn government several hundred million dollar* a year. Senator Tydings, Democrat, Maryland, recently ."luted on the floor that j no senator would bring forward such a measure, but Snioot said ho would and today made good l\ln promise. i'1'niti'd Press Leased H'ircJ FRESNO, Feb. 11.—John Lohrenz. former manager of the Selmu High School football team, pleaded guilty in Superior Court toduy to a charge of Detective Slain in Denver Pistol War fAnHnrlated Prt'»« Lenieii 11 'ire) DKNVEH. Feb. 11.—City Detective Cieorge P. Kchneldur was shot to death, City neti-ctivt John K. 1H>:< was probably fatally wounded und a man tentatively identified HH (i. Kay. was critically Injured, in a pl.stol battle today at thu Colorado auction house here. First report was that Ray as well us Schnulder hud been killed. bombing the home of Principal CJeorgo Uowden of the Selmu school. The case YOUTH KILLED, TWO HURT TURLOCK, Feb. 11. (U. P.)—Karl Broudhurst, '.'2, of Whltuker, NVb., was killed instantly; liis brother, Lloyd, was referred to Juvenile Courl for! Hi, was injured seriously, and (iilbert sentence. , Sheeth, 20, of Woodland, \vn.- Injured l,ohr»nz admitted ho and another sllghll.v today ulieii the aiitiininbll<< youth plnecd a .small bomli, made from In which they were rliiiiif," cra.^li'/d dynamite cajja, in Bowdtm's mailbox., into a uurkvU truck on u street here. ADVERTISERS' INDEX ALTA VISTA PRACTICE COURSE BAILIN'S SHOP BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL PARK BEAHDSLCY DANCE...' BOOTHBY-SPILLMAN CAN AD AY'S PAVILION CHRISTIAN SCIENCE EL TEJON DRUG FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FOX CALIFORNIA FOX THEATER GENERAL OFFICE MACHINE CO GOODNIliHT. DR HABERFELDE. GEORGE. INC HOTEL EL TE10N KIMBALL & STONE '. KLOPP i KLOPP, DRS LA GRANADA DANCE NILE THEATER PANAMA DANCE PHILLIPS MUSIC COMPANY PLETCHEH, DR RAINBOW GARDENS HEDLICK'S REX THEATER HI A LTD THEATER TRIBBLE GLASS WORKS VAN METER. OH VIRGINIA THEATER WICKERSHAM IEWELRY COMPANY WITHAM 4. BOOTH..

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