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Bakersfield, California
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Monday, February 13, 1933
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EDITORIALS This section'contains tho latent local news, world sports, editorials, a blR, thrilling serial nn'd news ot general Interest. PHONE 31 WANT ADS Clnsnlfled Advertising columns of The Bakersfleld California!) clone promptly at 11 o'clock u. in. every day. LOCAL SECTION BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13,1933 PAGES 7 TO 12 MERCHANT NEAR DEATH FROM BANDIT BULLET * .* Roy Wolfe, Kern Hammer Murderer, Seeks Prison Parole SWEP1BYFIRE Western Coffee Shop Razed ugd Shoe Shpp Is Badly Damaged by Flames WIND HINDERS FIREMEN •Snow Reported in Mountain Village as Volunteers Battle Blaze (Special to The Calif nrnian) rpEHACHAPr, Feb. 13.—frighting ••• desperately In the face of a drlv Ing wind and light snowfall, volun teer flremcn this morning con • quered a disastrous flro only after It had virtually destroyed the Western Coffee Shop, operated by Gus Koutroulls, and damaged the D. Markesl shoe shop. Mr. and Mrs. Markesl, sleeping in tho rear room Of their establishment, jvero awakened by tho crackling flames only In time to escape with their lives and sound the alarm. The building which housed both the coffee shop and the shoe shop Is owned by Louis Kesslng. Tho latter was only partially destroyed. The loss Is covered by Insurance. Equipment of the two business establishments Is believed a total loss. Koutroulls Is reported to be in Los Angeles mid no estimate of tho damage done by the flro will be available until his return, Investigators said. The lire was discovered at 2:40 u. m. SMOKE SCARE CALLS OUT FIRE EQUIPM.ENT Smoke .seemingly pouring out of an empty store building at 1316 Twentieth street resulted In an alarm to the fire department shortly after 11 o'clock this morning.. Flremcn found only ' burning rubbish in the rear of the building, however, VETERANS SIT IN ON BAKERSFIELD, TAFT ON NEW VALLEY PLANE SCHEDULE I NAUGURATION of a throuflh pawenger line linking Los Angeles, Bakersfield and San Francisco by the pioneer Bakersfleld firm of Cardiff A Peacock Air Lines was announced today by officials of th« organisation. ' A fast Lockheed cabin monoplane made the first trip on the new schedule today. Heretofore the Bakersfleld firm has operated air lines between Los Angeles and Bakersfleld and between Fresno and San Francisco. The new schedule will leave Los Angeles at 12:30 p. m.; leave Taft at 1:35 p. m.; leave Bakersfleld at 1:60 p. m., and will make stops also In Vlsalla, Fresno and Merced, Pilot Don Cardiff announced. Northern terminal will be Mills Field, San Francisco. The southbound ship will leave the bay city field at 7:20 p. m. Legion to Ask Docking of Aged Ship at Nearby Port THOMAS DAVIS IS CALLEDBY DEATH Former Kern Hotel Man-and Rancher Had Resided in County 50 Years E Approximately one ^hundred and -thirty-five members of the Harold Brown Post No. 1468, Veterans of Foreign AVars of tho United States, and their' guests, gathered ut the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall Sat, urday night, to participate in a nation-wide "Hello, America" radio hour, during which 50,000 candidates throughout the country were Initiated Into membership of the order. Eleven candidates were initiated here, nichnrd Skinner, tenor, sung several songs as part of the local program, and those in attendance listened to 76 minutes of broadcasting sponsored by the national veterans' organization. An address by Senator Arthur R. Robinson, of Indiana, featured tho broadcast, thosu who listened In during the special meeting declared. Morris Reeser, commander. of the local post, presided during the ove- ( nlng. DEATH CALLS MOTI Thomas Richard Davis, SJ, resident of Kern county for half a century, died Saturday Ht his Bakersfleld home. Funeral services were conducted today at tho Methodist Church in and the remains were Interred In the Tohachapt cemetery under direction of Bakersfleld Funeral Home. < Mr. Davis was born In Missouri, emigrated from that state to California via ox train, and later settled In Mojave. Finally the family settled In Tehachapl, where Mr. -Davis engaged In the hotel and ranching business. He was the proprietor of the Harvey House at Mojave for many years. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Mary Ellen Davis, and five daughters and two sons. The sui-vlvlng children are Mrs. A. F. Brown and Mrs. R. A. Owens of Bakersfleld, Mrs. W. J. Barnhart of Los Angeles, Mrs. Frank Bunch of Oxnanl, Mrs. Jack Mays of Lament, George Davis of Tehachapl and -T. R. Davis of Los Angeles. RITES TUESDAY FOR E. Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet E. Miller, 77-year-old Wasco matron who died late Friday at her home In tho north Kern community, will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock In the First Congregational Church at Wasco. Arrangements are in charge of Doughty-Calhoun-O'Meara chapel. The body will be taken to Riverside to rest in tho family plot at the Riverside Cemetery Association. Mrs. Miller was the widow of the ate A. W. Miller and has made her lome In Wasco for the last 12 years. Surviving her are seven sons, A. W. and R. S. Miller of Wasco; A. H. and IV. J. Miller of Canada; George II. Miller of Cenfralla, Wash, D. H. Mller of Everett, Wash., and P. M. Mller of Grand Falls, Wash. Death last night called Mrs. Emilia Martha Heln, 84, native of Germany and a resident of the Weed Patch farming district for the last eight years. She had been critically ill of aneurism and complications since the middle of last October. . Her two daughters, Miss Blfrleda Heln and Mrs. Bertha M. Rankln were at her bedside when death came. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock In .Fllcklnger chapel, with the Rev. Louis A. Kucffner of the German Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be In the Cortl plot In Union cemetery. Opening of Highway Bids to Be Delayed Today Is tho day sot by tho state department of public works for tho opening of bids for tho construction of tho new highway Into Bakerufleld from tho north. • Due, however, to the. fact that to. day Is a legal holiday for utatc and civic offices, It Is probable that, the bids will not be opened until tomorrow. • Two major contracts have already bee.n let for construction Jobs in connection with tho realignment of tho state highway. One of these contracts was for the building of the new bridge and the other for the construction of culverts. Gorman Oil Station Worker Is Injured Clarence Bush, Texaco Oil Company employe at Gorman station, Is In Mercy Hospital recovering from serious lacerations on bis face nnd hands, received when his automobile overturned late Saturday night on Rosedjile highway, according to port at California Highway Patrol headquartersi Medical Men Will Hold Meet Tonight Many of Bakersfleld's physicians, dentists, druggists and clinical laboratory experts will gather tonight, Dr. P. N. Root reported today, for the purpose o,f instituting a plan to provide wage earners with professional service acceptable to their Income. A plan to "finance" sickness also will be discussed, Doctor Root said. Details of the plans will be announced Inter, he reported. Doctor Root reported that the time and the place of the meeting had not been determined at a late hour today. FFORT to have "Old Ironsides," historic U. S. navy frigate, make a stop at some port close to the San Joaquln valley In order that It may be viewed by school children of this district will be sponsored by Kern County Council, American Legion, it was decided during Sunday's convention of the council and auxiliary In Taft. "Old Ironsides," launched in 1797 as The Constitution and famed for Its victories during the war of 1812, has been rehabilitated through public subscription and Is on a cruise to the west coast. The Kern council will ask that it stop nt some nearby port, possibly Port San Luis. . 200 at Session Two hundred legionnaires and auxiliary members were in attendance at the Taft meeting, with Commander J. W. Byfleld of Bakersfleld presiding over the council business session and Mrs. Lois Berry of Shatter, vice-president, presiding over the auxiliary meeting in the absence of the president, Mrs. Bruce Little of Wasco. The meeting was dedicated to legion past commanders and there were 23 past post commanders, four pasl council commanders and two past district commanders jit the session. One of the latter was E. H. Conklln ol Hollywood, past commander of Stanley H. Little Post of Taft, and commander of tho First Legion district of tho California department. Speaks on Lincoln H. W. Hansen of Little post, member of the Taft High School faculty, was the principal speaker, talking on tho life of Abraham Lincoln. The ritualistic team of Cecil Thompson Post, Fellows, staged an initiation ceremony. Following the business sessions the visitors were entertained at dinner bj Little Post and auxiliary, with Past Commander Clarence Williams, mayor of Taft, officiating as toastmaster. Bakersfleld's delegation Included Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Byfleld, the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. William K. Pat rick, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Brad shaw, Mrs. Ray Carlisle. Mrs. Will lam Madjll, C. M. Johnson, Wesley F Waldon, Ralph L. Patrick, Leo Hall V. O. Davis, Bert Callaway, Thonia W. McManuH and Jess D. Stockton. Next conference of the council wll bo held In Shaffer, March 12. will Leslie L. Robinson Post as host. W F. Zimmerman, commander, Is" In charge of arrangements. FLOYD TAYLOR DEATH PRdDJN Verdict of accidental death caused by concussion was returned by a. coroner's Jury which today investigated the accident that Friday night cost the life of Floyd Taylor, 23, McFarland service station operator. Taylor's motorcycle collided with an automobile driven by Miss Olive Dlxon near "the Intersection of Harlow avenue and the Golden State highway in McFarland. He was killed Instantly. Funeral services for the young crash victim will he held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock In Flicklnger chapel. In- terjnent will be In- the Knights of Pythias plot at Union cemetery. VICIOUS SLAYER OF DECADE AGO SPEAKS HERE 3 lea for Fi'ecdom Recalls Killing of Elmer Grccr, Rent Cur Driver MANY ASKING CLEMENCY S r ine Murderers and Total of 290 Other Prisoners File Petitions R OY WOLFE, who more than a do- cade ago was In the nation's leadlines as the .17-year-old hammer murderer of Rimer Greer, Uak- ersflold rent car driver. Is making a new bid for freedom. He Is among the nine persons serving murder sentences In San Quentln who today filed pleas for mroles with the state board of prison terms and paroles. Wolfe's orlmo was considered by authorities one of tho most fiendish in the country's history. According to records, he hired Greer to drive him to a certain destination. Once outside the dlty he beat the driver to death with a hammer and fled, but was captured and sentenced in Superior Court here to hang. Because of his age the sentence was commuted to life Imprisonment. Other slayers seeking liberty Include Clara Phillips. Los Angeles hammer murderess; Harry Vandehay, San Francisco; Joseph Isakowskl, SIs- klyou county; Ernest Kykes, Oakland negro; James S. Wilson, ISldorado county; Henry Daffell, Shasta county; Harvey Johnson, Slsklyou county ne- gro, and Juan Valdlvla, Riverside. Two hundred and ninety prisoners serving sentences for le.sser crimes also filed parole pleas. STATE FINANCIAL James Mnssalli of L. A. and Dr. Milbank Johnson at Kiwanis Meeting TERRIFIC DEFICIT FACED SKYHAWKS ELECT NEW VIEWS VHCEDAT MEET Pastor, Teacher and Labor Leader Present "Cures" for Depression Several "prescriptions" for use to cure the "sick world" were offered here Saturday night by speakers at a symposium presided over by Professor J. L. Kerchen, professor of adult education for the State Federation of Labor and the University of California. Rev. A. S. Domu, pastor of the First Congregational Church, discussed the church's prescription and spoke of the Ideals expounded by Christ. CJeorgo C. Ingelow^ professor at the Bakersfleld Junior College, discussed the situation from the economist's point of view, and offered the opinion that government should be operated by experts instead of by vote of the people. Sam White, editor of the Kern County Union Uibor Journal anil spokesman for labor, declared that shorter working hours and higher pay s the proper avenue of escape from tho depression and a prescription for iconomlo Ills of tho world. The symposium ended Professor Kerchen's five-weeks' stay In Bak- ersfleld, during which he spoke before service clubs and other organizations. Approximately 75 persons attended the symposium. -*Folks and Facts * * * * * * Bits of Holel Gossip * * * * * * Local Brevities Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Kllfoll of Los Angeles are guests ut Hotel El, Tejon. Among those registered at Hotel El Tejon today are Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Declus of Palo Alto. Mr. Dcclus Is here on business for the Associated Oil Company. W. R. Burduh, representative of the Standard Oil Company, from Ix>s Angeles, is a guest at Hotel El Tejon today. Thomas A. Edison, Inc., at Sun Francisco, Is represented In Bakersfield today by J. K. Brown, a guest at Hotel El Tejon. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank our many friends for thoir expressions of sympathy, acts of kindness and beautiful floral offerings tendered during our recent bereavement. (Signed) MRS. GUS SCHAMBLIN AND FAM1I/Y. Banker to Address Local Exchangites W. L. Guthrlo, assistant manager of the International banking department of the Hank of America In San Francisco, will discuss the "gold standard" for members of tho Bakersfleld 13x- change Club tomorrow. Meredith Parker, soloist, will assist in tho entertainment program, Secretary Herbert P. Sears announced. Light Rainfall j Leaves .15 Inch i in City Gauges > . < Rain which apparently wai local to Bakersfleld started falling Saturday night and continued spasmodically until this morning, leaving .15 of an Inch In rain gauges and boosting the total for the sea. son to 6.27 Inches. For the first time in almost a month the total dropped behind that of last year, wHIch was 6.9G Inches at this date. Light showers were reported in other'sectlons of the county as follows: Rosedale, .12 of an Inch; Buena Vista, .09; Lakeside, .06; Stockdale, ,10; Famosa, .01, and Sa.n Emldlo, .10. AL TENNIS CLUB TITLE Al Garher, defeating Edmund Clarke Is now the Junior tennis champion o the Bakersfleld Tennis Club. Gnrbe defeated young Clarke • In the, final here Sunday at the Jastro Park courts 3-G, 6-3, 6-4. He received prize awarded by Lake Lovelace, tennis pro fesslonal, and Harry Coffee. Though he lost In the Junior division finals, Edmund Clarke captured th boys' division title by defeating Ken neth Rich In the finals, Saturday, a the Jnstro Park courts. The gam score was: 6-1, 6-3. The winner wa given a merchandise prize by Gund lach's shoe store. Edward Hunt Dies; Funeral Tomorrow Edward Hunt, 67, employe at thf Lakeside ranch and u resident of Kern county for 35 years, clled last night a at local hospital. Funeral rites wll be conducted Tuesday at 11 a. in. a Payne & Son chapel and the remain will be Interred In /union cemetery. Ho leaves two brothers, (Jeorg Hunt and A. B. Hunt, both of llak field, and three sisters, Mrs. Ida Ranch of Bakersfleld, Mm. Allc Buell of Selma and Mrs. Fannie Prlc of Hynea. CARD OF THANKS We wish to -express our apprecia tlon of the many kindnesses shown u during our recent bereavement. (Signed) J. D. TUCKRIl AND FAMILY, A. K. BURNETT AJs'D FAMILY. DR. MILBANK JOHNSON' Speakers Tell Civic Leaders California Must Slash Expenses or Sink find c.lvlc Icndoi-H of •"the city meeting nt. the Khviinlft Club luncheon In Hotel 131 Tejon today learned llrHt.-lnind ot tho Involved flminclHl problem facing the state of California; H problem that Active Program for and Summer Months Is Planned by Club If left unsolved will placo the $ri!),000,000 "In the rod" at tho end of the next hlennltiin. Delivering j the message In advocacy of IniniH- I dlate mid urgent' action were two of the suite's foremost las authorities, James Mussatll of Los Angeles, executive secretary of the California Taxpayers Association, iind Dr. Mllbnnk Johnson of I'nsadeim, chairman of tho lion rd of directors of the taxpayers' With the election of officers for tho lew semester, members of the Bak- rsfleld High School Skyhnwks Club oday launched a program of activity A'hlch la expected to carry them hrough the balance of the Mchuol •ear and Into tho vacation months. David Pelamelcr. veteran model alr- ilane doMgner and an honor student, van named commander; Francis Stewart, vice-commander, nnd Paul lornung, secretary-treasurer. Four boys were received Into mem- lershlp as Kiwis, bringing tho club roster up to the limit set by the organization's charter. They are Rich- nrd Stlern, Louis Snyder, Harry Rork ind Paul Hornung. "The club expects to hold contests monthly until the cud of the semester, nd Is considering summer nctlvltieK," 5. P. van Leuven, adviser of the club, aid. today. "The next contest neh«vl- iled Is for March 12, at Kern County Airport." 'This contest promises to be the most spectacular of any put on by the lub HO far, being designated as a stunting contests.' , After each plane ias been Judged and rated for appearance, take-off, normal flight and land- ng, the tiny planes will then be put hrough their repertoire of stunts, In- 'ludlng the barrel roll, loop, tall spin, stall nnd so forth. "Tho owner will have to tell the ludges in advance what the plane Is folng to do, however, In order to discount any Improvised stunfs nccom- stunt plane pllshed by the models. Th« must be under control, and lhe must 'come out of It' before landing." The devices by which tho youthful designers hope to control the stunts are Intricate mechanisms that are now engaging their attention at dally meet- ngs.' Construction work Is done during advisory period or after the close of school. The former analyzed In comprehensive manner the situation which has made reduction In the cost of gov- i eminent vital, and the latter dls- i cussed the financial problems which ! make necessary the passage of tho proposals for economy now before the legislature. Mussatti Speaks Mr. MnsHtttli said, In part: "Taxes are levied to pay the cnst of rendering the many services demanded of government by the voters and taxpayers. During recent years thn people have Increased their demands upon government to sneh an extent that we now pay over $14,000,000,000 yearly for government In tho United States. Although the Income of the people has dropped from $90,000,000,000 a year to about $60.000,000,000, there has been little reduction In thn cost of government. •"In California the cost of state government. Increased from $14,600,000 In 1911 to $1211,700,000 In 1!>:it, an Increase of TOO per cent. County governments during this same, period Increased their expenditures from about $39,000,000 to nearly $300,000,000, or an Increase of CG3 per cent. City governments Increased their expenditures from $44,000,000 to $274,000,000, or 028 per cent. "Many people believe that, because California has grown In population and wealth, such an Increase In expenditures Is Justifiable. An examination of the facts does not bear this out, for population Increased only 134 per cent during this period and assessed value, tho measure of wealth, Increased only 263 per cent. On the one hand wo have the Increase In ability to pay, 263 per cent and 134 per cent; on the other hand we have the Increase In tho tax burden, 769 per cent, GC3 per cent, and 520 per LONG GOLF WINNER Playing superb golf. Mrs. George Crome and her partner, U. D. Long, won the mixed foursome two-ball tournament staged yesterday at the Stockdale Country Club. They scored a gross 90 over the IS-holo coursu, and with a handicap of 17 strokes, were awarded first 'place by virtue of their net 73. Mrs. W. S. Buchner and Tom Mn- gulro, and Mrs. D. D. Long and Hilton Warren, with a net of 81 for euch pair, tied for second place. Mrs. Buchner mid Magulrc had a gross 100 and a handicap of in, while Mrs. Long «nd Warron totaled 101, but earned the tie by virtue of a 20-.stroke handicap. Other scores for the day included: Mrs. Gertrude Webster inul Llnyd Stroud, nii-10—Xii; Mrs. Ralph Knilth and Malcolm Hrork. 105-19—86; Mrs. Sam Crlm and Frank Klnlayson, 11,124—89; Mrs. fas Walscr and Kd Carlson, 10fi-10—»0; Mrs. J. C. Urges and W. S. Uu.'hner, 125-28—!)7. VICTIM OF GUN ATTACK TAKEN TO DELANO; HUNT FOR ROBBER LAUNCHED (fil>rclal to The Callfarntpn) "TVELANO, Feb. 13.—Condition of I. Izunil, 44, well-known Japanese •*-' merchant, of tho upper Kern county district adjacent to Earllmart. remained critical today, as he struggled to recover from tho effects of bullet wounds received Saturday night when a bandit shot him In an attempted robbery. Izunil was shot only once, but tho bullet passed through many vital organs and literally shredded them as It made almost a score of perforations In his digestive tract, appendix, the right hipbone and other parts of the body. Tho bandit escaped minus loot and today was the ibjoct of an intensive hunt launched^ — by authorities of Tularo and Kern j county. First account of tho attempted loldup was related today by tho vounded Japanese, who recovered consciousness long enough to discuss details of tho assault. Fires Without Warning Izumi suit! that he was closing ils tiny shop at Earllmart shortly 1 after dark on Saturday night. The land It stepped from an automobile nul without a word (Ireil thn one shot. As tho merchant fell tho .bandit struck ilm on the head with tho gun. Hound cif tho shot, however, brought nearby residents, and the holdup man was forced to floe without loot, for u bag of Anonpy which the Japanese hold was 'hitched tightly In his stiffening hand ind tho bandit could not pry It loose ,11 the. seconds allowed him. The amount of money which Izumi tarried Is unknown, but apparently iiulhuntlc reports placed the sum at several hundred dollars. Izumi reported thai the bandit was] "short and stocky." Tho bullet, a j si eel-jacket I'd missile, proved to be one from a .32 caliber automatic. [ Eludes Pursuit The bandit fled In the automobile! from which he emerged to stage the holdup. He made several Intricate turns Inside the city of Karllmarl. to mizzle pursuers but soon turned south | •WASHINGTON Feb 13.—A reso- on the highway with tho apparent In-I \\ ,.. t , nn , n lentlon of seeking u. hiding place In Ut J On l ° cent. Proposed Expenses "During the next two years tho pro posed burden on the revenues of the general fund of the state of Califor nla, without considering any upecla appropriations by the Legislature, wll total nhout $151,500,000. "To meet this $l[>l,r>00,000 proposed expenditure, It Is estimated that th state will receive revenues amounting to about $!i2..'iOO.pOO. "Thus it is apparent that thore wll be a shortage of revenue to the gen ei'iil fund iinuiuiitlng to about $59, OUO.OOO. "The problem the Legislature 1 struggling to solve Is how to keep tin SETTLEMENT OF OIL SUITS URGED BY SE§OR NYE Governmenl Fs Urged to Accept $0,000,000 on Court Judgment LATE BULLETIN WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. (A. P.) A favorable report was voted today by the Senate public lands committee on a resolution to authorize the government to accept $5,000,000 In settlement of a judgment against the Pan-American Petroleum Company and the Richfield Oil Company of California in connection with the Elk Hills naval oil lease cases. ( l'rrn* l.rnxril Wire) Bakers field. Constable Delos Howard of Plxley, who Investigated tho crime, reported that tracks of thn machine Indicated It was either a Lincoln or a Franklin automobile which the holdup man used In his flight. District Attorney Walter Halght of Tulare county has taken a statement from the wounded Izuinl. Midnight tomorrow IB the deadline for obtaining 1933 automobile license plates, Kern county motorists were warned today in a dispatch from the state department of motor vehicles at Sacramento. The penalty for failure to make application for tho now licenses before that date Is double tho regular fee, making a passenger car license $S Instead of tho customary $3, the state department reported. The renewal period originally was scheduled to expire January 31, then February 3 was set as tho final dny, and then an extension of 11 days was granted because of economical conditions. . (Continued <m 1'ayr. Kleven) '• *-»-• D. A. R. Meeting Set for Tuesday A patriotic paper on Washington and Lincoln by Mrs. Charles W. Kviins of Delano, and a vocal solo by Mrs. A. L. llenfro, accompanied at LEBEC MATRON HURT WHEN AUTOS COLLIDE Mrs. Jackie Bryson, cashier at Hotel Lebee was Injured early Sunday I lie piano by Mrs. George Harris, County and City Offices Closed, Lincoln Tribute County and city offices and banks were closed today commemorating the one-hundred-and- twenty-fourth birth anniversary oT Abraham Lincoln, born February 12, in Kentucky. Flags throughout the city drooped under overcait skies as this city Joined with the nation In paying a simple homage today to the man whom H. Q. 'Wells, the historian and novelist, ranks as one of the eight greatest men the world has produced. And the modesty of his own phrase: "The world will little note . . .," becomes one of the few untrue prophecies he made, as the whole world "notes" today his own natal anniversary. will |jo features of a meeting of Balt- erslleld Chapter, Daughters of tho American ((evolution Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Tile Hireling will he at the home of Mrs. Klelc'her O. Watson, 2324 Triixliin avenue, with Mrs. (iranvllle L. llrown, regent presiding. Amendments to the bylaws will be voled on at thn business session. Mrs. Watson will be assisted by Mrs. .S. 10. Dillon, Mrs. A. L. Henfro and Mrs. I. A. Kllboiirn. Announi'emcnt cuuiicll mi-cling anil reciprocity liuich- i-ijii of the southern district in Los Angeles at the KlkH rluli Fuhruary 21. when tho car In which she was driving homeward with her husband, crashed headon with another machine eight miles south of Bukersfleld on Golden State highway. Attendants at San Joaquln Hospital, where *ho was taken following the crash, said she received a fracture of the jaw and severe bruises. Mr. Rryson and Merlaiul Hell, driver ment to accept $5,000,000 In satisfaction of a judgment'for £9,277,660 against, t.he Pnn-A.inerirun Petroleum Company nnd the Ulchflehl Oil Company of California, arlsitiR out of tbo 101k HlllH naval nil l<mso casns, WBH Introduced today by Senator Nye, Republican, North Dakola. If an attempt should be mado to collect the full judgment In the courts, ho said, It was believed only a small fraction of It could be obtained. If the amount due can be reduced to $5,000,000, however, he added, there Is expectation that one of several other oil companies might be willing to take over the companies against which the judgments aro pending. REHABILITATION OF RICHFIELD LOOMS Rehabilitation of the Richfield Oil Company, a major firm operating in Kern county, will result from settlement of tho legal controversy which has been staged by the oil firm and the United States Government, it Is believed here. Thn compromise included In the proposed settlement for $5.000,000 will virtually remove all obstacles stand- Ing In tho way of the sale of properties, according to William C. Mc- Duffle, receiver for Illchfleld. Judgment for the government was filed January 14, 1933, in the court of United States District Judge James in Los Angeles as a result, of litigation over an accounting for oil and gas extracted from three naval leases i held by Pan-American Petroleum I Company in the Elk Hills district of Kern county. Pan-American Petroleum Company Is a subsidiary of the Ulchfleid Oil Company. Settlement with tho government consolidates the claim i>f Pan-American against Richfield and tho claim of the government against: Rlchtleld, McDuffle stated several weeks ago. C'oiiHolldatlon of the Pan-American claim against Klchlleld as part of the settlement will particularly facilitate the sale of the properties, tho receiver of tho other vehicle, were unhurt. —' •» • • Knights of Pythias said. The gross amount of this claim Is $17,000,000. The $5,000,000 compromise would' b« effective in tho event of a salu of the £ ttYt A • »» ' reorganized Richtlelil properties and IGF LSliy American I will rank n» a prior claim against Pan! American assets. Castle hall of Taft Ixiilge No. 300. Knights of Pythias was the scene of much activity at a recent meeting. Chancellor i'ommander W. W. Tal- nmdgo appointed various standing committees for the year. Tho question of unemployment was has been made of a j discussed, and committee on employment and bureau of relief were appointed to look after these problems. Plans were marie, to observe the sixty-ninth anniversary of thn order, which will be celebrated In tho form of National Children's week. Taft Lodge No. 300 will observe the anniversary with an entertainment at Castle hall on Thursday, February 23. and will be open to all Pythians and Invited guests. A resolution was adopted, "that Taft Loiigo No. SOO Knights of Pythias, go on record as being In favor that nil citizens of this nation be urged to demand and buy only goods made In America." Advice on Brooding of Chicks Is Given "For tho successful brooding of baby chicks poultrymen might adopt thu following six-fold clean brooding program of clean chirks, clean brooder houses, clean ground, clean litter, clean feed anil clean management," H. T. Strong, assistant farm adviser, said today. Mortality throughout the poultry flock Is becoming a problem of increasing concern to California poul- Urymen, Mr. Strong snld, and one of j tho most Important factors In this | problem Is that of strict sanitation. Lack of Vitamin <1 Is another factor existent In many feeds, Mr. Strong said. Skim milk nnd this 'deficiency. Aldrich and Maas Unite in Law Firm For many years a prominent barrister In this i-lty, Atlornoy Glen Al- drlch iinnninuTd today that ho fiad fnrmeil :i law partnership hero with Walter L. Maas, Jr., formerly ot Santa Monica, where he was associated with the firm of rogel & Bcman. man. Mr. M;i;is has been a resident of southern California for 20 years. Ho attended Stanford University, University nf Southern California, and was graduated from the law college ut the University of Michigan, which is also tho alma mater of Mr. Aldrich. Th« new firm here will be luiowu as Aldrich & Maas. NOTED MICHIGAN MAN DIES SAOIN'AW, Mich., Feb, 13. (A. P.> Clark L. Ring. 71. member of u plo- LINER WRECK ABANDONED PARIS, Feb. 13. t A. P.)—The South Atlantic Steamship Company, nwners of the. liner Atluntliiuc- which burned in the English channel, officially neer lumber family, died today at his abandoned the wreck to 7:' insuran supply home here. Mr. Ring's father, tho late Mloazar J. Ring, established himself in t'.ie timbering operations in the Sugltmw valley In 1862 and tho early fortune founded by him grew as the ' son curried on thu business. companies today and requested payment. of $U, 800,000 Insurance not. certain whether the H Insurers would accept tho hulk or contest tln> estimate of the eopt of repairs us too high

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