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LA S T EDITION COMPLETE ASSOCIATED fRIStt LEASED WIDE LAST EDITION THE GREAT NEWSPAPER OP THE SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY FULL AND EXCLUSIVE UNITED PRESS REPORT ,VOL. XUI 14 PAGES BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1933 TWO SECTIONS No. 171 HOTS FLY IN BAKERSFIELD HOLDUP .*' # # NEBRASKA CAPITOL INVADED BY FARMERS Mergers lo ' Eliminate Waste Favored by Coijimittee COOLIDGE-SMITH REPORT ON FILE Carriers' Complaints' in Some Instances Found Justified By CLAUDE A. JAGGER AiMolitri Pr«n FlnuHltl Idlttr IVKW VORK, Feb. 16.—Railroad 111 managements found today that much of the responsibility for the financial plight of America's $20,000.000,000 rail system* had been placed squarely on their own doorsteps by the report of th'e national transportation committee. This non partisan committee, which con. ducted a sweeping investigation ot the transportation problem at the behest of savings banks, Insurance companion and other large Investors, uitrid drastic measures toward consolidation, eliminating wasteful competition. Can Save Millions . 'It has been estimated on good authority," said the report, "that «ev- • eral hundred million dollars, or enough to pay Interest on a large part of the outstanding railroad bonds, can be saved." ' * The committee found some Jus* tlce In railroads' complaint that they have been hamstrung by inept regulation, but reported a "tendency to overemphasize this argument." Declaring regulation has "left something to be desired," the report added: , "The railroads should do much that they have not done to Improve their condition without any government help at all. They should be promptly freed of all unnecessary Jjestrlctlons on the doing of it. Outlook Not Hopeless "It has been estimated that less than a 20 per cent Increase In traffic would put most of them on an earnings basin. In view of the narrowness of this margin of loss, and the very great savings possible In railroad operation, we regard the outlook as far from hopeless." s The report, Issued last night, was signed by Bernard M. Baruch, , who succeeded the late Calvin Coolldgo as chairman, by Clark Howell and Alexander Legge. ' Smith Memorandum Alfred_E. Smith, while stating that he was In substantial agreement with tho greater part of the report, did not sign It. He Issued a supplementary memorandum, "placing the emphasis where I think it belongs." . Declaring that "parallel lines are wasteful and unnecessary," the committee report said, "Regional consolidations should be hastened and, where necessary, enforced, looking eventually . to a single national system." Smith did not agree with his colleagues that immediate revision of the statutory rule for rate making or a modification of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation's collateral requirements for the special benefit of railroads, were needed, Smith went a step beyond the others on the question of corporate COMMENT BY I WILL ROGERS) BEVERLY HILLS, Feb. 15.— (To the Editor of The 'Bakersf laid Call- for'nlan:) — Mr. Hoover, who we looked to for a little encouragement In his radio talk fllve us the worst news that's hit us yet — he said the Republicans' are coming back. And by the way, here Is one thing I want somebody to explain to me, why It Is during a campaign, after a campaign, or at any other time, why can't our Presidents speak of each other by name and eay, "Well, I wish Mr. So and So well, he le a fine man and will make you a good president," or to have the victor eay, "He had a hard time, and did the very best he could have under the circumstances." Even small town mayors have been known to speak of each other complimentary, but if presidents ever did It I think we would drop dead. . • Yours, WILL ROGERS. FIENDS SET FIRE 10 Move Signifies Japan's Early Withdrawal From League DELEGATES WILL RETURN VIA U.S. Nippon Says Will Make No Further Effort at Conciliation Two Bandits Pour Gasoline on Victim and Watch His • Sufferings (Continued on Page Two) ADVERTISERS' INDEX Pst* BAKCRBrlCLD OARAGE ................ 7. BAKERBFIELD MEMORIAL PARK 5 ' BANK or AMERICA... EL TEiON ORUO ....... FOX CALIFORNIA ...... FOX TNIATER ......... GALLAMEH'S MARKET 00 GENERAL OFFICE MACHINE QOODNIQHT. OR HOTEL EL. TEION HUSTON, HENRY. BARRER SHOP KIMBALL 4 STONE LA ORANADA DANCE LE ROY GORDON BEAUTY SALON NEW CITY CLEANERS NILE THEATER u OPPORTUNITY PHILLIPS MUSIC COMPANY PLETOHER. OR REX THEATER RIALTO THEATER SAN JOAB.UIN LIGHT AND PWR. CORP. VIRGINIA''TH'EA'TE'R"! !"'.'.','.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. WEILL,' A., INC WIUKFflRHAM JEWELRY COMPANY..-. WITH AM «. BOOTH (Associated Press Leased Wire) TUCUMCARI, N. M., Feb. 15.—Two bandits sat on the desolate prairie today and watched complacently while their penniless victim, Lee Marshall, 60-year-old homesteader, sizzled In flames after they chained him, threw gasoline on him and set him afire. After Marshall was burned from head to foot and his screams were silenced the men apparently believed him dead and loosened his bonds. They left and Marshall staggered three miles through zero weather to neighbors. Burns Fatal, Feared Physicians said Marshall probably is burned fatally. The flesh had fallen from his hands, arms, back and hips.' Marshall said the two men accosted him as he stepped from the dugout where he lives on his homestead 20 miles east of Logan, near the Texas line. "Stick 'em up," one of the men commanded as they flashed a light on Marshall and dug 1 his ribs with a gun. Jeered, Beaten After searching him and finding no money the men demanded to know where he kept his cash. Marshall told them he had none. The men jeered and beat him with a revolver. Then they chained his feet, tied his hands, rolled him on his stomach, and poured gasoline on him, he'said. They laughed as they tossed a match and,his cloth- Ing caught fire. Then they sat down nearby. One of the men tossed a blanket on him and it too burned. ) The entire countryside near Logan was aroused today and Sheriff Allen had no difficulty In organizing a posse. L A. PLANS TO CARE IDLE (United Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES, Feb. IS.—Steps toward forming a "farm and factory partnership" for the benefit of" 225,000 destitute were taken by Los Angeles county' today with organization of the community land chest. The project, analagous to Henry Ford's enterprise at .Dearborn, Mich., was Indorsed by the 1 county Board of Supervisors, which asked for a report on tho legislative program necessary to form a corporation and to enlist funds from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Sponsored by Supervisor Harry M. Balne, the plan if successful would permit any deserving applicant to obtain a plot of land and a house, with the opportunity of buying both. By securing tho support of Industry, employed family heads would be spared from their jobs three days a week in order to build and care for tho homesteads." Archdeacon Porter 'Succeeds Moreland (United Press Leased Wire) SACRAMENTO, Feb. IB.—Election of Archdeacon A.' W. Noel Porter, San Francisco, of the California diocese, of the Episcopal church, to succeed Bishop William Hall Moreland as head of the Sacramento diocese, was announced here today. The choice was made by clergymen and layman of the diocese at their annual meeting. Bishop Morelund'u resignation Is uxpected to be accepted officially by the House, of Bishops next full. By MILES W. VAUGHN f United /Vein Leased \\'\re> »TIOKIO, Feb. 16.—Foreign Minis •*• ter Yasuya Uchlda today telegraphed V'osuke Matsuoka, Japanese representative at the League of Nations, Instructions to depart from Geneva, about February,^ on his return to Toklo. Matsuoka's departure from Geneva will signify Japan's first step to'ward withdrawal from, the League. It was understood Matsuoka and members of his delegation will return lo Japan by way of the United Status. The government desires to receive Matsuoka's personal report on the .situation at Geneva before making formal announcement of Japan's withdrawal from further conciliation, the United Press was Informed. In view of the fact Matsuoka probably will visit Washington before proceeding to Toklo, It was considered unlikely that Japan's resignation from the League would occur before the latter part of April. No Further Concession Although the league has left tho door to conciliation In the SIno-Japan- ese dispute still open theoretically, tho foreign office announced Japan would have no further concessions to offer and would stand firmly by Its determination to maintain the government of Manchukuo In the territories wrested from Chinese control. The Toklo stock exchange was closed at noon today and those of Osaka and Nagoya also were shut down pwing to a severe' slump In prices caused by Indications of Increasing untl-Japanese sentiment at Geneva. Crucial Action It was learned on high authority that the government feels withdrawal from the League would bo the turning point In the empire's history. Before the ultimate decision Is made, the council of elders, the nation's highest distinguished personages, the heads of branches of the royal family, and all living ex-premiers, will be summoned for consultation. The foreign office Indicated that Matsuoka has been Instructed to deliver a final speech at Geneva, reiterating Japan's position In the Man- churlan dispute. This will probably be made Immediately after the League assembly adopts the recommendations of the committee of 19 next week. Consult Elder Statesmen Upon the League's adoption of the committee's- recommendations, Premier Salto will follow out the time- honored Japanese custom of asking permission of the- empire's "elder statesmen" to resign from the League. He will first call on Prince Salonji, last of the genro, or advisers to the ruler. The aged prince, who now lives In quiet retirement, was adviser to the grandfather of the present emperor and Is one of Japan's most powerful political figures. MANDATES MAY INVOLVE U. S. A. (CtsyrliM. 1933, sy United Prill) GEN13VA, l<>b. 15.—Japan's threatened withdrawal from the League of Nations may Involve the United States and other powers In a serious dispute with Japan over possession of tho l«flO Islands In the Pacific which form a "bridge" 2500 miles east and west between Japan and the United States. The Islands, formerly German, are held by Japan under mandate from the League of Nations, acting as custodian for the victorious powers In the World War. f- STATE RIGHTS ARE UPHELD ( A.«nnclated Press Leaned Wire) CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 16.— Right of the state of Nevada to exercise Its civil authority' within the boundaries of Boulder dam reservation, in southern Nevada, was upheld In the Federal District Court here today. District Judge Frank H. .Norcross, in a written opinion, held that because the reservation had been created for temporary purposes only, It did not come within the provisions of a Nevada statute, sine* repealed, under which the federal government gained Jurisdiction over the territory. He dismissed a petition by Six Companies, Inc., builders of Hoover dam, for. a permanent Injunction restraining the collection of taxes within the reservation area by the state. Alleged Family Profited by $26,000,000 by Stock Manipulation ( United Frees Leaned Wire} WASHINGTON, Feb. - 15.—Charges tliat members of the Instill family sliced for themselves a $26,000,000 ••melon" In profits from shares of Insull Utility Investments, Inc., as that organization was created, were made today by Ferdinand Pecora, counsel for the Senate stock market Investigating committee. Samuel Insull, Jr., stocky, 32-year- old, son of the man who fled to Greece, testified for almost three hours as the committee began Inquiry Into alleged manipulation of Insull securities. "I am busted," he gravely Informed the committee when pressed for an explanation of the disposition of stocks he had been privileged to buy at J15 when the market quotation was upwards of $30. Young Insull Insisted he had not taken his paper profits. The investigation touched on bargain sales of Insull stocks to a long list ot, persons Including Owen D. Young. Pecora asked If any person so favored—the price to them was $12— were public officers. Insull was unablo to Identify any such. Young sat In the rear of the crowded room, under subpoena as Is Melvln A. Traylor, president of tho First National Bank of Chicago. Both are to appear Inter before the Senate finance committee "best brains" clinic on how to remedy the depression. • » e» Millions of Dollars Are Being Poured in by Federal Reserve Sensational Raid Staged Here by Mexican Bandits $65,800,000 TO BE AVAILABLE,AT ONCE Ford, Chrysler and G. M. Will Meet Pay Rolls With Cash (Associated Press Leased Wire; TAETROIT, Feb. 15.—Going Into •*-' the second day of the extraordinary bank .holiday proclaimed yesterday by Governor William A. Comstock, Michigan's 900,000 bank .depositors were encouraged today bjr promises' that part of their balances-'•would become available by tomorrow. . -.-*". Millions Available The federal reserve bank of Do- trolt, which 'remains open, Is receiving millions of dollars that are being poured In from branches of the federal reserve system in Chicago and New York. Forty million dollars was on hand today and tho Detroit Clearing House Association arranged to make |25,800,080 available to depositors Thursday. That will permit customers to withdraw not In excess of 5 per cent of their balances for emergency purposes before the end of the eight-day holiday. Relief Plans Pending It seemed a certainty thnt some such plan would be put Into effect for the remainder of the state, although It was not determined whether It would be by gubernatorial proclamation or by voluntary action on the part of the banks. In a series of conferences last night, representative bankers urged upon Governor Comstock the Issuance of a supplemental proclamation authorizing emergency withdrawals up to 10 per cent of balances. Payments Permitted The governor, however, urged voluntary action. He said that "while my proclamation declaring a bank holiday was mandatory, It Is' not my disposition to prohibit any bank from making a sensible arrangement to permit withdrawals to meet family necessities or to allow the cashing "of pay checks, and I believe many banks will do this." • "Big 3" to Pay In Cash The "Big Three" of the automobile manufacturing Industry—General Motors, Chrysler and Ford — announced 'T'WO Mexican bandits, raiding la •*• borderland style with 'bullet- spitting automatic pistols in their hands and curses In their mouths, lined up more than a score of patrons In the Virginia pool hall last night, robbed the proprietor of $29 and escaped under cover of darkness down the shadowy alleys of the L street district. Slato Burfaco of a billiard tablo, hard ns armor plate, saved tho life of A. "Blackie" Jebb, owner of the pool hall, as one of the bandits poured a volley of shots at him as ho attempted to escape out the back door. . Serving Customer Jcbb was 'behind a counter nerving a woman with a glass of root beer, he told police, when the bandits walked Into the establishment, located at 1212 Nineteenth street, about 8:15 o'clock. In the lend was a young llght-com- plexioncd Mexican dressed In khaki coveralls. He was unshaven. Quickly stepping behind tho counter, ho jammed an automatic pistol hard against Jebb's midriff. (United Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.—Charges that Great Britain Is attempting to "keep world prices down so as to reduce debtors' capacity to pay" were made before the Senate prospcrity- scoking committee today by Reno Leon of New Tork, monetary expert. Loon charged that Britain was using a "ruthless policy" In order to obtain readjustment of her war debts on a reduced basis. Leon, a retired financier and recently technical adviser to tho House coinage committee, asserted Britain Is carrying out such operations through a 150,000,000 pounds "secret exchange equalization fund," purchasing gold currencies In the exchange market and thus obtaining "control of tho dollar exchange und consequently the control of American prices." "That which Britain would not for one, minute countenance from America, she practices every minute upon America with disastrous consequences In nvery phase of uiir economy," he said. "IBvery ni.'in, wonuin mid child In lifts country lu tho victim of this reckless policy." e> Petitions to Recall Gov. Rolph Delayed lAsnoeiated Press Leased Wire) SACRAMENTO, Feb. 15.—The California State Grange announced today the actual circulation of the recall petitions against Governor Rolph will bo delayed until the senatorial invention- tlun IIUH completed UK hearing on tlii'oc ulmsRH ut tho Itolith aUinlnlulra- tlon. J Mexican Telegraph Operators Strike (United 1'resi Leased ll'<r». . NOGALES, Sonoru, Feb'. 15.—The entire west coast of Mexico was without telegraphic communication today as employes joined a nation-wide strike of operators of tho Telrgrafoa Nacionales, government - controlled system. ' The strike was ordered after President Rodriguez of Mexico refused to Intervene to halt a proposed consolidation of tho telegraph syntem with HIP post offlpp department. Several ; hrndrpd employes of TolrKrafoH Na| rinnnluN will loso their positions in the i move, thuy claimed. (Continued on Page Two) PROBE INTO 'S GIFTS (United Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15.—Testimony that Anna Laura Barnett financed a court battle to prevent the government from securing return of a 1550,000 gift to the American 'Baptist Missionary Society was given today as federal officers continued In their ef- fortw to force Mrs. Barnett to return a similar amount to the estate of Jackson Barnett, her wealthy, aged Creek Indian husband. This support later was withdrawn, M. L. Mott, Tulsa, Okla,, attorney testified through a deposition. Mott, former attorney for tho Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma, of which the pcrontrli! brnvn is a member, represented the missionary , so- p.loty in the action. The United States Supreme Court ordered tho funds returned to Bnrnett'H estate, on tho ground that he was Incompetent to make the gift. Mrs. Burnett, the government contends, was Interested In the gift to the misHloimry society being upheld because, of the bearing It would have on the vlmllar gift to her. "Stick 'em Up, you he ordered with an oath, and almost with the name motion opened the cash register and took out the money and checks it contained. In tho meantime, his partner, a stocky, durk-comploxloned man weighing In the neighborhood of 190 pounds and about 5 feet, 6 Inches tall, had walked among tho crowded patrons. Uses Automatic "Everybody stick 'em up!" ho cried as he shoved an automatic pistol against the body of O. W. Hodges, Virginia hotel resilient. "Line up against the wall, you dirty ," he commanded. Just then the first gunman turned his back for an Instant and, Jebb made a dive for the back door. Instantly the heavy-set bandit opened fire and the echo In the small building sounded like the rattle of a dozen machine guns, spectators said. Jebb dropped behind a pool table and the copper-jacketed bullets ripped the green felt covering above his head. The gunman stopped firing and grinned as Jebb stood up with his hands above his head. Then with another string of curses, the two backed out the front door and were gone. (United Press Leased Wire) IUVEUBANK, Calif., Feb. 15.— Three armed bandits today kidnaped Richard J. Nicholson, superintendent of the Rlverbank waterworks, forced him at the point of guns, to open the waterworks vault, took him with them when they fled with their $400 loot, and later threw him from their speed- Ing automobile, Injuring him, Nicholson, whose ankle was broken when he was thrown from the automobile, told police ho was called from his homo about 2 a. m. to Investigate a report that the main water main had broken. Ho said three men, all of them armed, met him at the designated place, forced him Into their automobile and threatened to kill him unless he gave them the key to the municipal building. He said they wont to tho old Rlv- erbank First National Bank building, whore tho city's funds were kept, and that he wan forced to open the door und attempted to open the vault. He suld he failed, because of fright, to turn the combination properly on his first attempt, and one of tho bandits struck him over the head with his gun, snarling, "maybe this will make you remember." CORBETT SLIGHTLY BETTER BAYSIDK, N. Y., Feb. 15. (U. P.)— The condition of James J. Corbett, former boxing champion, -was slightly improved at noon. Corbett has been 111 for several weeks with a heart ailment. AMBASSADOR TO RESIGN MKXICO CITY, Feb. 15. (A. P.)— Ambassador J. Reuben Clark, Jr., was ; rn route to Washington today to n-I port lo President Hoover and tender \ hln resignation. A. T. & T. Declares Regular Dividend (Ansocialrd Press Leased Wlrr) . NEW YORK, Feb. 15.—The American Telnphone and Telegraph Com pany today ordered distribution of Its regular quarterly dividend of 12.25 a share, calling for u total disbursement of more than $40,000,000 to some, 700,000 stockholders. Thus, this largest corporation in the world, owned by the largest number of stockholders, kept intact Its regular annual dividend rate of $9, which has been In effect since 1921. ELIHU ROOT IS 88 NEW YORK, Feb. 10. (U. P.)— Kllhu Root, America's elder statesman, celebrated ills eighty-eighth birthday today. He took a drive through the park and anticipated a few visits from friends. Ho was re- 1 ported In unusually good health. Seek Clairvoyant on Attempt to Commit Murder > i i (United Press Leased Wire) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1B.—Ef- forts to kill Mrs. Charles Taulll and her two children, through Incantations and magic, were alleged today as .authorities sought "Zandra," well-known Hollywood clairvoyant, on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. Zandra, whose real name, police said,' Is Qeorge MllleV, allegedly accepted $140 to do away with Mrs. Taulll and her children, as part of a purported murder conspiracy. ROLPH DEFENDED IN REALTY DEAL Broker Who Made $20,250 on Ventura Sale Absolves State Executive (Associated Press Leaned Wire) LOS ANGEL12S, Feb. 15.— Twisting- nervously In a witness chair as counsel fired a barrage of questions at him, Jack G. Kuhrta denied today that he had been brought Into the transaction for a mental hospital in Ventura county at the request of Governor James Rolph, Jr. Kuhrts, a Los Angeles real estate broker, received $20,350 commission for his part In the purchase of the property by tho state. Testifying before a committee of the state Senate appointed to investigate alleged Irregularities in the Rolph administration, Kuhrts was asked by Sheridan Downey, counsel for the committee, If ho know why Doctor J, M. Toner, state director of Institutions, had suggested his name to the Los Angeles bank from which the Ventura property was purchased. Does Not Know Toner Kuhrts replied that he did not. "Do you know Doctor Toner Intimately?" Downey asked the witness. "No," Kuhrts replied. "Do you know any reason why Doctor Toner should have brought you Into the deal?" "Maybe ho liked the way I put up other sites to the board such as detailed maps, accuracy of location and other data." "I'll ask you if Doctor Toner did not state he brought you Into this transaction at the request of Governor Rolph?" With emphasis Kuhrts shouted back, "No, he did not." Downey attempted repeatedly to learn what Kuhrts did with J10.000 drawn from his bank account here on August 13, 1932. After producing an official of the bank through which Downey showed that Kuhrts had deposited his $20,250 commission on June 16 and withdrew }10,000 on August 13, the attorney asked Kuhrts: "What did you do with the J10.000?" "I drew a check to myself and received a draft from tho bank which I cashed In Sun Francisco." , Knows Rolph's Son Downey asked Kuhrts If he knew James Rolph III, and he replied that he did. "Did you see James Rolph III that day?" "I imagine I did." "Did he go to the bank with you?" "No, sir, he did not." Pressed for the reason for the transaction In hls v own banking account, Kuhrts replied that he hud been Involved in matrimonial troubles. He said that h« hud withdrawn the monoy In large bills, tho majority oi which were of $1000 denomination and that he had planned to put tho money in a safety deposit box. 1500 Agrarians Expected to Tell Lawmakers of Grievances MEMBERSHIP OF 139,000 CLAIMED Vow to Retain Lands by Mass Action, if Necessary (United Press Leased Wire) T INCOLN, Neb., Feb. 16.—The •*-* advance guard of the army of Nebraska farm marchers Invaded Lincoln today to demand legislative relief from mortgage foreclosures, tax sales and evictions. More than 500 marchers already bave reached tho city, Harry Lux, farm holiday organizer, announced. The farmers are to march on the state Capitol at noon tomorrow, when the House and Senate will meet in joint session to hear their grievances. Lux estimated 1500 men would be here to make the final draft of demands to be submitted to the Legislature. He said It was Impossible to predict exactly how many would participate In tho march on the Capitol tomorrow. Membership of 139,000 He claimed a membership of 133(000 In the Nebraska farm holiday organization and asserted that if the weather Is favorable tomorrow, "a large percentage of that number will be present." Lux was attempting to arrange for other public buildings to bo thrown open to the farmers. "The march Is going to be more successful than we .thought," he said, surveying a detachment of farmers just getting out of their trucks. Know What They Want "We know what we want, and we're going to get It. These men are Nebraskans. They are asking the Legislature to permit them to remain on Nebraska soil and make a living. "They're protesting against, being- forced off the land by Wall Street bankers. "They want to retain possession of the lands for which they have tolled, some of them for many years. They are going to do It—by regular means If the Legislature will pave the way, by continued mass action If necessary." Prom the far corners of the Nebraska Panhandle, from the grazing; lands of the sand hill district, and from the fertle grain region of central Nebraska, recruits were reported leaving for Lincoln to join the army. Chilled and Stiff Moat of those already in Lincoln came by trucks that jolted for many weary miles over frozen roads. The. arrivals were chilled and stiff, and sought a warm spot to "thaw out." Farmers in some neighborhoods pooled their money in order to buy gasoline to make the trip, and came crowded together In one truck. The unexpectedly early arrival of the advance guard of farmers found lenders of the movement unprepared to shelter them. A canvaus was made of private homes, and scores were assigned to quarters there. Four truck loads of marchers found shelter from the cold in the city hall. There were no bed.s for them, but most of tho men hud brought along their own blankets. Mayor, Councilman Conspired, Alleged ( United Press Leans J Wire) LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15.— Charges that Mayor J. M. Fish of San Gabriel and Councilman Charles 11 a UK conspired to private gain by giving property to the U. S. government were contained In an injunction suit on file here today, , Tho suit was filed by Urnlel Davln, San Gabriel taxpayer, who charged the mayor and councilman engineered an ordinance appropriating $1124 for tho pur«;liaso of property doeilcd UB a 1 site for it $110,000 post office. THE WEATHER San Francisco bay region: Cloudy tonight and Thursday; light rain In t-urly morning; moderate temperature; gentle changeable wind. Northern California: Cloudy tonight and Thursday; light rain north coast and extreme north portion; moderate temperature; mod- erute vouthweHt and west wind offshore. Sierra Nevada: Cloudy tonight and Thursday; snow In northern ranges; slightly wanner; strong: wast wind. Sacramento valley: Cloudy tonight and Thursday; light rain north portion: moderate temperature; gentle changeable winds. Snnta Clara and San Joaquln valleys: Cloudy tonight., and Thursday; moderate tempdhiure; gentle changeable winds. i f »r Southern California: Fair tonight and Thursday; local frosts tonlgnt; moderate cast and northeast winds offshore.

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