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Bakersfield, California
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Saturday, February 11, 1933
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EDITORIALS This section contains the latest, local news, world sports, editorials, a big, thrilling serial und news of general Interest. PHONE 31 WANT AD$ classified Advertising; Co of The Bakersfleld Callfornlatt close promptly at 11 o'clock 11. m. every day. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD. CALIFORNIA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1933 PAGES 7 TO KERN YOUTH KILLED AS CYCLE. AUTO COLLIDE # * * * $450,000 Spent by State on Kern County Highway Work Shoulders on Golden State South of City Graded, 1 Oiled by Workmen BRIDGE PROJECT RUSHED Bulletin Indicates 20 Per Cent of Construction Already Finished Bu w; ERN highway construction work costing approximately $450,000 has been completed at state expense under the biennial highway budget adopted for the San Joaquin valley, according to official reports received here today by representatives of the State Chamber of Commerce. The major project, according to Information contained In a bulletin la- ued by the state division of hlgh- brought about grading and oil- Ing of shouMcrs on Golden State highway between Bakersfleld and Grapevine, at a cost of $360,000. Ranking second In Importance is work already completed on tho new Kern river bridge, now under construction, to provide a new traffic artery Into Bakersfleld. The bridge, which is 40 per cent completed, Is to cost approximately ?400,000, under provisions of 'the state. budget. Beardsley canal bridge and five oul- vertH for which $16,000 is budgeted to provide Bakersfield's new Inlet for Golden State highway. Is 40 per cent completed. Work also has been completed on oiling of Kern river canyon highway between Weldon and Democrat Hot Springs, according to the bulletin which does not estimate cost of the project. Dr. Herbert Stolz to Speak " Tuesday Evening at Meet in School Auditorium Dr., Herbert Stolz, chief of tho state 'department of parental education and professor of child hygiene at the University of California, Is slated to deliver u lecture on the topic, "Going to School to Your Children," In the high school auditorium here Tuesday evening, February 2fi. Doctor Stolz will appear here under Joint sponsorship of the Bakersfleld city schools, high school and the seventh district, California Congress of Parents and Teachers, according to announcement today by Miss Grace V. Bird, hijrh school vice-principal and dean of the Junior college, who has been Instrumental In bringing the noted educator to Bakersfleld. To many, Doctor Stolz will be remembered as "Stubby Stolz" of Stanford football fame. Since graduation from the university, however, he has specialized In study of the child and its problems, and Is now a director of the State Institute of Child Welfare. His address hero on February 28 will be of particular Interest to parents and others Interested In young Beople. The object of Dr. Stolz' lecture will be to help adults to an understanding of the problems of youth. HOW DID • THE WORLD WAR ALTER EUROPE? The World War remade the map of Europe. The map makers and geographers, after new surveys and studies, have now caught up with what war did. A map of Europe which shows old and new boundaries, old und now spellings, and latest accurate facts, lias been prepared for our Washington Information Bureau. Our readers can now have un up-to-date map for home, office, or school, at nominal cost. The map is In full color, 21 by 28 Inches, on heavy paper, and tho reverse side carries very complete statistical data on areas, populations, coinage, debts, transporta- ,tlon, communications, etc. To our readers at a postage and handling cost of only ten cents. Send for your copy today. Use the attached coupon. The Bakertifleld Californlan Information Bureau, " Frederic J. Haskins, Director, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for a copy of the "Map of Europe." Name.. Street.. City. Htuto.. THRONG VIEWS PET PARADE *'•¥•* *** **'* *** Cats and Dogs Gayly Dressed ANIMALS'ON* GOOD BEHAVIOR T»AKERSFIELD'S pet cats and dogs, •"•* tricked out In latest spring furs and pink ribbons, went on dress parade before thousands of persons who gathered In the downtown streets this morning to witness the city's first annual "pet parade." Huge dogs that pulled their "masters" through tne line at will, little dogs dangling over their owners' arms or peeking out of buggies, cats from every alley In town and from the best of families—all went to make up one of the most colorful and comical spectacles that Kern ever has witnessed. The parade extended through several city blocks In Its scattered, fluctuating formation, presenting a cross- section of the finest and the funniest canins and fellno creations of the year. With all of the pets on good behavior or awed Into a passive state by the unusual excitement, there wasn't a fight In the entire show, despite the Intermingling of usually antagonistic breeds. A grumpy bulldog might grumble occasionally at a particular nice spec- Irr^en of alley cat, but his attention was quickly diverted by cats and more cats until he decided It was a hopeless •case of pink elephants and polka- dot boa constrictors. There was even Slayer of Stepdaughter and 'Wife Writes Letter to Local Attorneys Extraordinary case of a man Incurring hanging by asking to be declared sane, was revealed here today In a letter from Odd Cornell to his attorneys. Cornell was the principal In one of the most atrocious double murders ever committed In this county. Ho escaped the gallows through the efforts- of his attorneys, James Reavls, Paul Garber and Fred Hoar, who, In San Rafael, Marln county, had him declared Insane after a Jury trial. Found Guilty Cornell was convicted here for shooting to death his frail little wife, Fulry Cornell and his stepdaughter, a high school girl. After his conviction he was sentenced to be hanged, Superior Judge R. B. Lambert pass- Ing sentence after a long, and spectacular trial. Following this sentence, Attorney Fred Hoar was associated In the case and was Instrumental In having Cornell tried for his sanity after his com- mittment from this county and during the time he was awaiting death. The jury found the man Insane. Sentence Upheld Shortly afterward, the State Supreme Court affirmed the hanging sentence of Superior Judge Lambert. This was while Cornell was confined at the Uklah asylum. Now Cornell Is writing his attorneys here asking them to have him declared sane. "If he Is declared sane he will be hanged," Attorney Hoar said today. "This should be an indication that the man Is still Insane." * » » Friend of Lincoln Called by Reaper (Ontted Promt Leaned Wire) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11.— Funeral services will be held here Monday for Judge Erastus J. Turner, former federal district Judge In Washington nnd a friend of President Lincoln, who died at his home here after a lingering illness. He was 96 and a native of Lockport, Pa. Surviving are his widow and a son, Dr. Kenneth Turner. Motor Car, Truck Crash; One Killed Frem l,ease<l Wire) STOCKTON, Feb. 11. — Earl Broad - hurst, 22, Whitney, Neb., was Instantly killed today, and his brother, Lloyd, 2!i, suffered probable fatal Injuries when a car In which they were riding with Gilbert Sheets of Woodland, crashed Into a parked oil truck and trailer at Turlock. Sheets said he went to sleep at' the wheel. Gen. Pershing 111 of Bronchitis in Texas (United Pre»8 Leatcil Wire) MIDLAND, Texas, Feb. ll.—The condition of-Cieneral John J. Pershlng, III here of bronchitis nnd laryngitis, remained unchanged today. The World AVar commander Is confined to his room In a hotel. His physician, Doctor W. E. Ryan, said It was believed his condition would Improve by next week. ARVIN MEETING Proper storage of household articles und commodities will be considered at u meeting of the Arvin farm home department at the home of Mrs. Walter Roush, Thursday, February lli, it was announced today by Mrs. Warder Nance, chairman of the department. Miss Lillian Brlnknmn, home demonstration agent, will be one of the a modified , version of the lion and mouse tale, with an amiable mouser and two white mice peacefully sharing one canary cage. The parade ended at tho Fox theater, where the kiddles, minus their pets, were the guests of the theater management at a special matinee performance. Several cups were awarded to-the happy prize winners from the stage, and others later at Welll's. Just before the show, th« hundreds of children who thronged the theater stood with bowed heads for a moment while a bugler sounded taps In memory of that prince of dogs, Rin Tin Tin. Following Is a list of the prize winners: John Hayes, biggest dog; A. Monroe, smallest dog; Dan Dewey, healthiest dog; June Carval, best-dressed dog; Jack Levl, best mongrel; Eleanor Shomate, best wire-hair fox ter- rlor; Dorothy Dillon, best "Scotty"; Pat Asema, best pollco dog; John Stevens, best fox terrlor; Robert Thomas, homeliest dog; June Cassady, funniest dressed dog. Margaret Wlttig, homeliest cat; Anna Marie Harpster, best cat; Robert Letterman, best alley cat; Gerald Wllmet, best Persian; Oliver Rothery, biggest cat. ON TRIP Bakersfield Promoter May Stage A. A. A. Contest Here During April Paul Derkum went to Los Angeles today to attend the automobile races at Ascot Sunday and to confer with A. C. Plllsbury, American Automobile Association representative, and • Cliff Durant, noted race car builder, over plans for the A. A. A. sanctioned championship automobile race classic tentatively planned for April at Bakersfield speedway. Plans for tho local.race meet hinge largely upon the ability of the national champons to attend, Derkum said. "Bakersfleld speedway Is the fastest bona fide dirt track in the world and unless J can bring champions here for the fans I won't bring anyone," the promoter declared. He had Intended to bring Speedy Babbs, noted Hollywood stunt man, back to the city as a feature of the show, he revealed, but a message yesterday informed him that Bnbbs has signed a contract to accompany the Jinx yacht, Carma, the late Captain Wanderwell's boat, on nn 18 months' cruise to India and Africa. CROP OUTLOOK TO BE TOPIC AT RIO BRAVO Rio Brnvo Farm Center 1ms scheduled a meeting for Thursday, February 16, when H. T. Strong, assistant farm adviser will present tho agricultural outlook of the extension service for 1933. » Miss Lillian Brlnkman, home demonstration agent will give a demonstration in American cheese making. James E. Hang, director, will preside at the meeting which will be held In the Rio Bravo school house. Bakersfield Barber Passes at Hospital Death today called Elmo B. Reran, EO, Bakersfleld barber, native son of California and a resident of this community virtually all of his life. He died In a local hospital. Surviving him lire his father, George Keran, his mother, Mrs. Belle Keran and a sister, Mrs. H. L. Tllton. Funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock at Hopson mortuary, the Reverend J. D. Pago officiating. Interment will be In the perpetual care section of Union cemetery. Will Give Turkeys, Fryers, Rifle Shoot Five fat, turkeys nnd four fryers will be offered as privies nt a turkey and chicken shoot to bo conducted by J. L. Dlckerson of the Rlvervlew Hatchery, threo miles north of OII- dule on the Woody road tomorrow. Shooting will be over 60 and 100- yard rifle ranges and a 40-yiird shot- Bun range, with shotgun shells furnished free. Novelty shooting will be a special attraction. The shoot will begin at 10 o'clock. Sues Flying: School for $46,392 Balm (United Prea» Leaned Wire) SAX FRANCISCO, Feb. 11.— Charring the Curtlss-Wrlght Flying School was responsible for a crasb because It sold him one plane and delivered another, Hamilton Murray, Santa Barbara bportsnmn, today filed suit In Federal Court for $46,392. He . said the accident occurred at Loa Alamos In June. f NINE KERN POSTS TO IffilN TAFT County Auxiliary Members Also Scheduled to Hold Council Conference TO HONOR PAST LEADERS Class of Candidates to Be Initiated by Ritualistic Team of Fellows "TJELEGATIONS representing the •*-' county's nine American Legion posts will gather in Taft Sunday for the regular February conference of the Kern County Legion Council, according to announcement today by Jack W. Byfield of Bakersfield, council commander. The council auxiliary also will meet in Taft, with Mrs. Bruce Little of Wasco, president, presiding. Veterans of Randsburg, Tehiiclmpl, Wasoo, Shafter, Delano, McFarland, Fellows, Taft and Bakersfleld and auxiliary members will be In attendance, advance notices Indicate. Prtst post commanders of the county will be guests of honor at the session and all are being requested to attend. Commander Byfield said. Ritualistic team of Cecil Thompson Post of Fellows will Initiate a class of candidates and following the business meetings, Stanley H. Little Poat .of Taft will entertain the visitors. A G. Sauer Is commander of the Taft post. JURYlTESFOR !1500JplH Unusual Court Trial Ends; Defendant Oil Concern Admits Negligence Attorneys who try accident cases know their clients are always "right" no matter what side they may be on In the case. Judges who hear accident cases In the Superior Court probably would faint of shook If they ever heard a plaintiff testify his car was going faster than "16 miles nn hour," or should they hear the defendants testify otherwise than that the plaintiff's car was "proceeding at a high rate of speed." Each side Is "In the right" and each side Is "In the wrong." A jury verdict Just handed down In the Superior Court, however, marked the close of what attorneys called a "very unusual case." In the first place .the defendants, Petroleum Securities Company and Thomas P. Ryan, through their attorneys, Borton & Petrlnl, admitted their negligence caused an automobile accident In which John W. Wlm- mer was Injured. This fact was stipulated by counsel. The only point at Issue then, was the amount of money the plaintiff should receive for injuries which he suffered In the collision. The plaintiff, fn his complaint prepared by Attorney M. S. Platz, asked Judgment for $7500. Attorney James Petrlnl, appearing In court for the defendants, argued that the amount was too much. A jury was Impanelled to determine the extent of the plaintiff's Injuries. This was done before Superior Judge Erwln W. Owen. The Jury heard the testimony, particularly that related to the Injuries of the plaintiff, and returned a verdict of {1500. A the ROSEDAUE PARTY valentine party will bo held at Rosedule School Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock. Preparations have been made for u full evening of games and contests. Refreshments will be served by women of the P. T. A. Invitations are extended to all adults of the community. Floyd Taylor Is Victim of Terrific McFarland Crash Operator of Oil Station Dies of Skull Injury; Inquest to Be Held in This City by Houze collision of his motor•*• cycle with an automobile at a McFarland street Intersection, last evening brought instant death to Floyd Taylor, 23-year-old service station owner and member of a pio- n.eer northern Kern county family. Miss OHce Dlxon, driver of the automobile, and also u member of a prominent family of tho McFarlaud district, escaped Injury. The tragic accident occurred about 5:30 o'clock, near the Intersection of the Golden State highway and Harlow avenue, In McFarland. According to witnesses. Miss Dlxon piloted her automobile onto the high way after leaving the Thomas fruit stand, located Just south of the Hurlow avenue Intersection. An instant later there was a crash- that could be heard for blocks as young Taylor's motorcycle struck the car und his body hurtled to the pavement. He was rushed to the office of Doctor M. M. Taggart In McFarland, who determined the youth's skull had been crushed and that he had died Immediately from cerebral hemorrhage. The body was brought In Fllcklnger chapel here, where an Inquest will be conducted hy Coroner Norman C. Houze. California Highway Patrol officers took charge of the Investigation. The victim wan the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Taylor, the father being employed by the Standard OH Company at Pond. He also IK survived by his brother. OeniKl, with whom he recently had tnken over operation of a Standard .service station located on the Claude Richardson ranch 2 miles north of McFarland on the Golden State highway, and by his grandmother, Mrs. H. I.,. Taylor, pioneer matron of the -McFnrland district. Folks and Facts * * * * * * Bits of Hotel Gossip * * * ,+ •* Local Brevities Edward A. Bellande, pilot of tho southbound T. W. A. plane which last evening caught fire as It roared over Delano, and L. Berkenkamp, copilot, both of Glendale, registered at Hotel 131 Tejon last night during their stopover In Bakersfleld. Oil men registered at El Tejon hotel Include Charles A. Mueller of Los Angeles and Shirley E. Brush of Oakland. Both am associated with Standard Oil Company, II. G. Mansfield of tho Union Ice Company, Los Angeles office, Is stopping at El Tejon hotel while In-Buk- ersfleld on company business. Services Held for Gertrude McDonell Last rites for Mrs. Gertrude McDonell, 23-year-old Bakersfleld matron and native of Iowa who died in a local hospital Thursday, were conducted this morning In St. Francis church, with the Rev. Father Michael Stack officiating. Interment was In Union cemetery. Arrangements were In charge of Doughty-Calhoun- O'Mcara chapel. • Harriett E. Miller of Wasco Is Called Mrs. Harriett E. Miller, 77-year-old Wasco matron and the mother of A. W. Miller, Wusco garage owner, died late Friday. The body was 'brought to Doughty-Calboun-O'Meara chapel here. Funeral arrangements have not! been completed. RUTH ELDER FLIES TO KERN Two Krrn Youths Join Rank of Eagle Scouts; Many Others Rewarded I F. W. HERBERT PRESIDES RUTH ELDER Six Italian-Type Planes Stop at Bakersfield on Flight South "PLYING in tight formation from •*• Reno, six nlrphuios painted to represent Italian shipH, one of them bearing beautiful Ruth Elder, dropped into Kern. County Airport lawt evening. The flyers wore in tho Nevada city in connection with filming Stine 4-H Club Members Hold "Achievement" Meet T>EFORE an audience of 100 persons •*-* gathered for a farm center meet- "The White Sinter." M. O. M. production. Mlas Elder, flrot American avlatrix to attempt a transatlantic flight, Is now vice-president of tho 1'aclflc School of Aviation, at Clover Field, Santa Monica. She was riding with Ciladys O'Donnoll, also a distinguished pilot, wife of the Long Beach Airport manager, and the first girl ever to fly in a picture. Face "Starvation" Tired and hungry, the party arrived at Hotel Padre at 6:30 o'clock, amused hccausn Miss Elder's cash had been reduced lo 2 cents, and "starvation appeared Imminent," nccorn- Ing to Jim Oralneor, who Is doubling for Clark liable In the picture. Modestly discounting tho physical nnd mental ability required us well us the courage, Miss Elder says the qualities of a good pilot are patience iincl bard work. She believes the field for women In aviation Is a limited one, unless the avlatrix Is able to speak, act or represent a business firm In some manner. The good commercial positions are given to men, she says. (If the 12,000 pilots In America, only 060 are women. Vital Personality Being an vital in personality as her tawny hair and shining eyes Miss l£lder obviously enjoys the excitement of her work, and loves "ilolng something new." Rending is her only Inactive hobby; she detests bridge In any of Its phases. She loves 'tench- Ing fledglings to fly," her present work. She Is looking forward to n'turning to BukiTHfleld for the nlr circus In | the late spring, and plans to bring a | large compuny of girl flyers with her. Bakersfield Man to Run Taft Showhouse Kvi'iit Proves Lnrgesl Held Xorlli District for Several Months in D1ER SEEKS Retired Railroad Engineer in Race for Election in East Side District I. D. Her, retired railroad engineer and for 32 years a resident of the ward he seeks to represent, today announced his candidacy for the office of city councilman of the Second ward. He makes his home at 1510 Baker street. Retired recently after 40 years In tlin employ of the Southern Pnciflc railroad, Mr. Her announced his can- dldncy at the behest of scores of friends who believe that his years of residence in the ward and his intimate knowledge of their problems more than qualify him to represent them on the city board. "I am willing to accept the responsibility und I can devote my entire time to representing my friends and neighbors as they wish to be and as they should bo represented on tho council," he said. His entry Into the councllmanic race caused a stir In ICast Bakersfleld among the political experts, who predict he/ will bo a strong candidate. From present Indications he will oppose Hay 1. Walters, Incumbent; Jay A. Hlnman and Frank Rartlett In what probably will prove the closest race of the forthcoming election. iNperiitl li> Tin' Calif iirniun > r\10L,ANO, Feb. 11. —More than •'-' three hundred parents und Boy Scout lenders Blithered in Methodist Church here last night for the largest Boy bcout court of honor held In many months in the north district of the K^rn County Council. ' * F. W. Herbert, chairman of the district court of honor committee, presided. Highlight of the evening wan the awarding of two Kaglu Scorn badges, demiting the highest rank attainable Iti the Hoy Scouts ( .f America. Thu new ISagles arc Arthur B. fate. Jr.. of Trniip ,'):"). and Robert Cuoledge, of Trunp !Ui. Other awards were us follows: Troop 35 Honored Trnop 'j:, —Hubert Heck, first class scout bndgo; Keith I lean, first class badge; Robert < 'iirllsle. merit budge fur i<yi<lliig: Arthur II. i'ate, Jr.. merit badge:* for camping, safety and bird .study. Tniup 36—Elinor Harvey, second- clans ba<lg«; Royal Harvey, second- class badge; James ICvans. second- class badge and merit badges for flrenmriship and carpentry; Ralph .Scott, first-class budge and merit badges for safety, leuUiercrnft, black- smitlilng, camping, metal work, music, woodwork. Others In Troop 36 W. MvQuown, Jr., Star Scout badge and merit badges for swimming, scholarship, safety, life-saving, flro- nianshlp, chemistry and camping; Billy Ulchardson, merit badges for chemistry, ramping und llfe-wavlni;, arid .Star Scout badge; David Godfrey, Star Scout badge and merit badges for safety, woodwork, art. surveying, wnoricarvlng; Homer Ramsey, merit badges Tor bird study, carpentry, woodwork and Star Scout badge; Fred Schlitz, second-class Scmit badge and merit badge for carpentry; Norvnl Dyar. sei-onil-class Smut badge nnd music merit badge; Hob Gilbert, first- class badge ami merit badges for cooking, carpentry and textiles; Robert CToolldge, merit badges for bird study, civics, camping, llfe-savini; and .safety. Troop 41 — Raymond Kay, merit badge for personal health. PIUS TAKES SLAP AT PAROLE Proposes New Kind of Aid to Farmers Ing at Stlno last night, "achievement night" was observed by the "Loyal 4-H Club Workers" of that district, 12 members receiving pins for successful completion of projects during the past year. The awards were, miide by W. L. Bradshaw, Bakersfeld attor- n*ey, who, in congratulating tho agricultural club workers, pointed out to them the value of perseverance and the training received In carrying out the 4-H program. Those to receive first-year pins were Ous Harris, Charlie Lum, Cecelia Rodriguez, Rita Markes, Ernest Harris, Robert Rodriguez. Francisco Con- trerae, John Cayorl, Rosle Tallone and Rosa Del Rio. Third year pins were awarded to Boettler Selbort and John Kane, and leaders' pins to Miss Mary Ashe, Mrs. Jean Salsa and Mrs. Nlta Stanton, fttlne club directory For the purpose of acquainting the people of the. farm center with tho 4-H Club, a typical club meeting was held oa the stage. Oua Harris, president of the Stein club, conducted the meeting. Bill Kant reported on progress mudo In the group's community project, that of landscaping the Stein School grounds. Shade trees and hedges have been purchased and set out on j the grounds, he bald. I Members told of their plans for next j year's home projects, and four boys | who achieved outstanding success last year, Charlie Lum, Gus Harris, Boettler Selbcrt and John Kane, gave special reports on their work. Lum earned a profit of $17 on a quarter of an acre of beans, It was revealed. Selbert reported that he earned $1.42 per hour of time spent on his project, a quarter of un acre of melons. Selbort was able to show a material profit on SG hens, and Kane's talk tended to show the advantage of raising purebred hogu. Cecelia Rodriguez gave a financial report. Robert Shrove, membop of the K. C. U. H. S. faculty and adviser of the group, led In community alnclng. TAFT, Feb. 11.—George Angellch has arrived in Taft to take over the management of the Fox Hippodrome theater, operateil under the direction of Wnrren Burgess for the past, seven months. Angellch, who lias been In the theater business for ^8 years, Is one of the most experienced men In tb,e business today and for the past five months 1ms operateil the California theater at HakersflcUl. Mr. Burgess Is leaving this week for Los Angeles, where he plans to be located. (ASHOfllateii Prem //ea/icrf WASHINGTON, Feb. 11. — A new kind of farm relief was proposed by Representative William K. Hull, Republican, Illinois, In a bill to prohibit sale of motor fuels that do not contain 10 per cent alcohol "manufactured from agricultural products by direct fermentation." This would apply to gasoline, kerosene, naphtha, benzine, crude oil "and other petroleum products." J. H. May and Wife Suing Ralph Hunter J. H. Muy and Lottie-May. his wife, are suing Ralph Hunter In a civil complaint asking Judgment for 15000 for injuries suffered In an automobile collision at California avenuu and H street on -Jvovember 13, I'J.IS. Attorneys Jackson Mahon, James f). Reavls, ami W, C. Dorrly lepresent the plaintiffs. Albert Osterhoff Services Are Held TAFT, Feb. 11. —Funeral services for Albert Osterhoff, 4$, pioneer West Side resident who passed away this week, will be held this afternoon at the Masonic temple in Taft with Midway lodge of Masons In charge. Interment will follow in Union cemetery at Bakersfleld. fl'nttrd l'rex« l,rn*ed Wire) LOR ANGELES, Feb. 11.—District Attorney Huron Fltts took u slap at the state parole board toilay In a note to detectives congratulating them on the "speedy solution of the Skeele kid- naping ease." Referring to W. P. Howard, former convict at San Quentln and now held us one of the abductors of Mrs Mary H. Skeele, Fltts said: "Incidentally, it Is just another case, where It Is apparent that If the parolo board of California continues to turn out ex-convicts on the public the work of, the police departments will be doubled. "The people of California should realize pretty soon thiit If they urS to be protected from crime the parole bonnl of the state must assist by adequate punishment of persons convicted of felonies." Howard was .sentenced In Los Angeles county In January. 1930, to from 1 to 14 years on grand theft. He wua paroled from San Quentln In May, 1931. •-•-» Benjamin Mallison Services Conducted Christian Science services were conducted at Payne & Son chupel today for Uenjamln Malliwon. 52, who died Thursday night fallowing a long Illness. Mrs. NVal v/.-is soloist and Pearl Smith, organist, at the services. I A widow, Mrs. Florence Mallison sur- I vlves the deceased. Elieff Rites Are Held at Chapel Remains of Andy Elieff. 55-year- old member of the Russian colony here, were Interred In Union cemetery today following funeral services at Fllckinger chapel. Mr. Elieff died early Friday at fc local hospital. The family home to at 522 Espee street. Taft Democrats to Stage Big Barbecue TAFT, Feb. ll.—The West Side Democratic Club Is sponsoring a victory barbecue next Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock In the basement of Odd Fellows hull. Everyone Is cordially Invited and a largo turnout Is expected. Speakers from Bukcra* field uro belnjj secured. Conducted for jFrank Brown Funeral services were held at Flick- Inger chapel thl.s morning for Frank Brown, 81, resident of Taft for 35 years, who died Friday following a lingering Illness. Tho Rev. Mr. Ro- mlne officiated and Interment was In Union comotury.

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