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Bakersfield, California
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Wednesday, February 15, 1933
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2 THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA*!,. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15,1933 UOCAL AND TELEGRAPH Unless Armaments Reduced, Berlin to Ask Revision of Versailles Pact <C«iyrl|ht, IW3, by United Preis) GENEVA., Feb. 15.—In view of growing belief that the world disarmament conference will fall to achieve appreciable reduction of armaments, diplomats here are manifesting Increasing Interest In the specific demands Germany may make as essential to German security, . The •Nationalistic Hltler-HuBenberg government has made clear that It would prefer to obtain equal arma- ment'rights for Germany'by the scaling down of other powers' armed forces to the German level, but political realists everywhere now brand hope of such a solution as Illusory. Germany Insists that the December XI, flro power Geneva protocol definitely recognized the German title to equal armament footing. European government have now come Into possession of information regarding armament claims Germany Is expected to submit to Geneva In case consideration of security require gradual German rearmament. . It Is assumed that. In that eventuality, tho German proposals would principally involve military aviation, tanks .and heavy artillery. Demands looking toward German security would be expected to Include: First Demand First, seven squadrons of observation airplanes, equivalent to one squadron for each German army division, a squadron comprising between five and 13 planes. The Germans also are expected to propose 21 squadrons of pursuit planes with 12 to 16 planes per squadron. Other powers argue that 21 pursuit squadrons would be disproportionately large compared with seven observation squadrons and doubt whether the conference would concede Germany that many pursuit machines. Under the Versailles peace treaties, Germany is forbidden to possess any fighting air force. Second Demand Second, it Is understood that Germany would ask for only light tanks of between five and eight tons. German military experts are known to be extremely skeptical regarding tanks' fighting value and believe that In battle, artillery can halt them. Tho Introduction of this weapon to Germany would also be a postwar novelty, since Versailles prohibited the German army's use of tanks, Third, It Is believed the Germans still request a small amount of heavy Jrtillery. BANDMASTER DEAD ,;.TUL,ARE, Feb. 15. (U. P.)—Howard Golden, CO, known under the name of William Howard Craig as acslstan bandmaster for Rlngllng Brothers' CIr eus, died last nlgh£ as he was being brought here for medical attention. ODDIE ASKS DAM PROBE (Antedated Pre»» Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Feb. 15.—Senator Oddle (R,, Nev.) In the Senate today advocated Immediate Investigation of the Boulder dam construction by Six Companies, Inc. Oddle charged specifically that the contractor failed to comply with the Nevada mine safety laws, failed to pay Its Just laxes and en* gagsd In exploitation and "sweat- Ing" of labor. He asserted that Six Companies, •Inc., was aided by the secretary of the Interior and attorney-general In Its efforts to continue use of gasoline underground In violation of the Nevada mine safety laws. SHAW AVERS FIT ONLYTOR TOMB Says Man of His Age Has No Right to Live; Belongs in Grave Coolidge-Smith Report, Part, Blames Line* Part for Griefs in in (Continued From Page One) (Associated Press Leaned Wire) ABOARD STEAMSHIP EMPRESS OP BRITAIN, between Hongkong and Shanghai,- Feb. 15.—George Bernard Shaw said today he himself was only fit for the grave, In commenting upon the recent death of John Galsworthy, novelist and playwright. "It is ridiculous that Galsworthy should die first," the Irish dramatist said. "A man of my age has no right living; he Is only fit for the grave." "Saying that 1 said I would never set foot In America Is ridiculous nonsense," Shaw remarked. "Anyway, America always comes to me." "Only 5 per cent of the world's population Is enlightened and only 2% per cent of Its statesmen. "Tho ultimate result of the disarmament conference will bo that people will be destroyed by 10-Inch shells instead of 16-lncK ones. "Russia is tho only country that has a religion and practices It. Intelligent nations should study Russia and learn numerous things for mankind's good, but tho nations apparently don't want things that are good for mankind." Practically every Chinese university has requested Shaw to make a speech during his tour of the Far East. Yesterday he addressed the students of Hong Kong University, wittily denouncing university training and receiving a huge ovation. Fellow passengers say Shaw's health Is showing a marvelous Improvement. reorganizations by favoring a debtor relief act to expire January 1, 1935. Smith Issues warning He warned Insurance companies, colleges and trust companies that the "public will not stand" for their becoming "a preferred class of Investors who must get 100 cents on the dollar Irrespective of the true value and condition of the business (railroads) they have Invested In." He proposed substitution oC a bureau with a responsible head for the present inter* state commerce commission. Smith warned the railroads they could not expect "to make labor the only scapegoat, in settling their difficulties." The committee as a whole did not consider the labor problem. Smith expressed himself vigorously on' consolidation, saying, "I am convinced that tho fundamental problem of tho railroads Is that of nation-wide consolidation and reorganization to reduce costs and rates, and write off losses. . . . Condemnation Hinted "If the'railroads show no willingness to reorganize, reorganization can surely be brought about by some form of condemnation.or eminent domain. I believe the railroads will be unsuccessful In attempts to maintain their present physical, operating and financial structure at tho expense of tho general public by penalizing competitors and, raising competing transportation costs, Inflating securities, raising rates, limiting taxation by states and municipalities through federal legislation, borrowing government money without adequate security and other like devices." Nor can they expect to make "labor tho only scapegoat," he added. As emergency measures, both the committee report and Smith's memorandum recommended revision of bnnkruptcy procedure to facilitate reorganizations, although Smith would limit this procedure to the period of the emergency. Both also agreed the recapture provision of the transportation act should bo repealed, retroactively. Rainey Claims Has Gained Speakership lUnitrd PresH Lraned Wire) WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 House Majority Leader Henry Rainey today claimed victory in his campaign for election to the speakershlp In the next Congress. , Ritlney said he was assured 170 out of Sin Democratic members would vote for Ills nomination as speaker In the pnrty caucus. Yon will enjoy tim Heater. h M safe, clean and economical to operate. Well constructed of polished aluminum that will not rust or tarnish. Very light hi •weight* attractive in design. on 220 roll*. They, too, are attractive m appaacanee and thoroughly 3-Kilowatt sue, $18.50 5-Kilowatt MM, $37.50 Investigate Our Special Low Rate *w electric air hMtlno, water luatina, and cooking. Tatfc to •ur representative about K. s AIL J O A Q U I N Light arid Power Corporation ?ff& YOUTHS IN LINDBERGH ROUTS PERUVIANS Tarapaca; 80 Miles North of Leticia, in Possession of Victors ' (Associated Frets Leased Wire} BOGOTA, Colombia, l.-'cb. 10.— • Colombian troops captured the town of Tarapaca this morning, driving out a Peruvian force which, had occupied the Hutumayo river port 80 miles north of Letlcla. Details of the engagement could -not be learned Immediately. This was the second development In open hostilities between this country and Peru which began yesterday when Peruvian planes bombed the Colombian gunboat Cordoba In the Amazon. near Letlcla. but In Brazilian territory. The action at Tarapaca began after the Peruvian bombing squadron had withdrawn leaving the Cordoba undamaged. (righting was reported to have started yesterday afternoon, with numerous casualties on both sides. President Olaya lien-era recelVed a message from Alfred Vasquez Cobo, the Colombian commander, reading: "Our flag floats on the hills of Tar aiiaca, captured In battle by the ar tlllery supported by planes. Troops have been disembarked. Congratulations. All's well." Possession of Tarapaca, a cabinet minister said, Insures to Colombia control of the whole Putumayo river. (Both JLeticIa nnd Tarapaca are In the strip of land ceded to Colombia In a treaty signed In 1922 and ratified by Colombia In 1925 and Peru In 1S27. In defense of the seizure of l.,t>tlela by Peruvian civilians Inst September 1, Peru claims Colombia failed to cede certain other aread to Peru under terms of the treaty.) Because Joe Bryant (right) attempted to cash a $17,000 check which had been left in a tree stump at Roanoke, Va., In an attempt to capture persons who threatened to kidnap Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh's second son, he and his friend Norman Harvey '(left) and Harvey's wife were arrested. A demand of $50,000 was made on Lindbergh In December and the demands were scaled down to $17,000 with the resultant ruse worked by police. Bryant claims he Just happened to be passing the stump (shown In lower picture) and found the check. - . Cozy comfort for that AT YOUR DEALER'S SEEKS CO-OPERATIVE DAIRY SALES AGENCY (United Press Leased Wire) FRESNO, Feb. 15.—Establishment of co-operative financing and sales agency for the dairy Industry of the San Joaquln valley will be sought at a meeting to be held here February 25. Invitations to the session were mailed today by Douglas Urldge, chairman of the dairy department of the Fresno County Farm Bureau, to chairmen of regional farm bureaus In tho valley. The plan, as tentatively outlined, contemplates organization of a cooperative which would handle sales of dairy cattle, compile reports on market conditions and stocks available for purchase, and Issue paper against dairy herds for rediscount through the Intermediate credit bank. Initial financing would bo obtained through sale of shares to dairymen, who would receive dividends following deduction of operating expen^a*. BRAZIL MAY BE INVOLVED PJO DID JANEIRO, Brazil, Feb. 15. (A. P.) — Complications of a •• serious nature were expected to Involve Brazil In the dispute on its western borders between Peru and Colombia, Six gunboats already have' been sent to the scene of hostilities to protect Brazilian Interests. Leticia is only two miles from" the Brazilian city of Tabatlnga. Tarapaca, where the battle occurred yesterday, Is directly on tho Brazilian border. - *-»-» - Michelangelo's Frescoes Enter U.S. After Row ( Atsoetateit Press Lnaned Wire) NEW YORK, Feb. 15.—After first having bean adjudged "obscene" and detained fop four days •t the New York customs house, a series of photographs of Michelangelo's famous frescoes on the celling of the pope's slstlne ohapel In the vatloan, have been released. The pictures were consigned to a New York book Importer, who was notified upon arrival of the .package that they would be destroyed, •they were submitted, however, to Assistant Solicitor Brewer and he ordered their release at once. ' Art historians say hardly any pictures In. the world are more famous than'the frescoes that Michelangelo painted at the behest of Pope Julius II. The decorative scheme covers 10,000 square feet of the celling of the chapel and required four years to complete. During that time the artist worked on his back on a scaffold high above the floer. The work was completed In 1521. BY BROTHER PROMPT ItP FOR Federal Reserve Is Making Millions Available and Situatipn Easier (Continued From Page One) , .000 EDIFICE (Associated Preie Leased Wire) CHICAGO, fob. 15.—The world's largest post office, costing $16,000,000 was dedicated today. Dignitaries of the national, state and city government ai,ded In the ceremonies. The building towers high above the Union station's maze of railway tracks at Van Buren street and the Chicago river. By constructing the post office over the railroad tracks, Postmaster General Walter F. Brown estimated the government would save |600,000 yearly. The city gained the largest post office largely because It had the business of the largest mall order houses In the .world. (United Presi Leased Wire) THE HAGUE, Feb. 15.—The government dissolved the second Chamber of Parliament today In the midst of unrest In the colonies and financial troubles ut home. New elections were set for March 26. Dissolution was said officially to be due to conflict In Parliament over the government's economic policies. The government was defeated recently, but declined to resign. Queen Wllhelmlna's sudden return to Holland from a winter sports resort In Switzerland was believed due the economic crisis than to colonial unrest, which was climaxed recently by the bombing of mutineers aboard the cruiser De Zeven Pro- vlnclen. SOVIETS WILL EXILE ENTIRE POPULATION (United Press Leased Wire) MOSCOW, Feb. IB.—The entire population of 10 Cossack settlements In the North Caucasus was warned today that the government was considering their wholesale exile Into Siberia. The communities have ' been officially blacklisted for failure to deliver seeds for the spring sowing. Blacklisting amounts to a virtual economic boycott. The new type of punitive ac.tlon was obviously intended to impress other backward districts. The blacklisting provided that all shipments of manufactured goods Into the settlements stop, and that existing supplies of such goods be withdrawn. It also provided that collective farms and Individual peasants be deprived of all rights of trade in the free market and that outstanding debts to the government bo paid without delay. (United Press Lcnscd Wire) WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.—A much amended domestic allotment bill simplified In Its major provisions and restricted to cotton and wheat, wan approved today by the Senate agricultural committee. Where the House bill applied to wheat, .cotton, hogs, tobacco, .butter- fats, dairy products and rice, the Senate measure was restricted In the belief It was only an experiment and should be limited In Us application. All provision for acreage control was removed on grounds It would prove overcostly nnd unworkable. The bounty provisions were simplified to provide the farmer the average 1909-14 price for his products instead of the average prewar price In proper relation to the goods the farmer must buy. « « * Dog Is Listed in Student Directory (United Press Leased Wire) BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 15.—Hedgel Peter Is listed In the University of Colorado student directory. His address Is the Sigma Alpha Epsllon fraternity house. Hedgel Peter is a police dog and Is the fraternity mascot. When the Slg Alph officers were preparing; their pledge list for the school directory the name of Hedgel Peter was slipped Into the list and as a result Hedgel gets his mall at the Stg Alph house. "He's the most obedient pledge we have," said Gilbert Perkins, president of the fraternity. (Unilrri .Press Leased Wire) NEW ORLEANS, .Feb. 16.—Senator Huey P. Long "Is running wild and something ought to be done," his younger brother told a Senate subcommittee Investigating charges of fraud and corruption In the nomination of Senator-elect John M. Overton. "I have stood by and refrained from blackening my brother until now," Earl K. Long told the Investigators, "but Huey IB running wild and something ought to be done. He Is not an average human." Earl Long accused his brother of bribe-taking, graft and vote-fixing during a four-hour seteslon on the witness stand, during which he clashed frequently with the "KlngflRh." At one point Huey Long shouted "Liar" at hia brother and another time announced he Intended to prosecute him for perjury. The younger brother charged that Senator Long, as governor In 1S27, had accepted 110,000 from Harry Abell of the Electric Bond and Share Company to influence state legislation. "That's a lie," roared the "Kingfish." - « "Why, you know It's not. I saw the money, in crisp bills. Tou told I me Abcll put It in your bathrobe. You i were afraid It might be marked i money," Earl replied. SiTLTlE IN PIEATOR RELIEF (Associated "Press Leased Wire) h*EATTLE, Feb. 16.—Weary from a night on marble floors _pf the county- city building, 2000 unemployed men and women, some of them with babies In arms, today renewed their demands for an audience with the newly formed county relief commission to protest against the abandonment of the commissary dole system of relief and request county financial support for a inarch on the capital. Yawning and stretching aching muscles, the crowd milled around the building, apparently Intent on press- Ing the demands for an audience with the new commission. Yesterday spokesmen for the group demanded a weekly dole of 113.60 for food per family or three days' work at 14.50 a day. they Would meet pay rolls In cash or would see that employes got their checks cashed. • , Milk and coal dealers promised that children should have milk and that no family should go cold for lack of fuel in Detroit. Some notes of lighter and some of , graver tone wore struck. Judge Theodore J. Rlchter suspended all alimony payments during the moratorium. Circuit Judge Harry Dlnfieman suspended all fines In his division of Criminal Court. .'• The state Insurance commissioner urged all Insurance coinpanios In the state to accept checks as payments on Insurance policies. Depositor* Calm . Meanwhile, the depositors whose $1,000,000,000 bank balances worn tied up accepted the situation philosophically. Confidence was expressed that the eight-day respite would permit a sound Bdjustment of the Union Guard- Ian Trust Company's financial diffi- cultles which precipitated the drastic action. A similarity In names and dlfflcultT the public in distinguishing be- ween the Union Guardian Trust Company, an Investment concern, and 10 rust companies and 20 banks of the Guardlan-Detrolt-Unlon Group, Inc., with an estimated $600,000,000 In deposits was given as a major reason 'or the general closing order. Other Bunks Strong No question was raised as to the stability of other Detroit Institutions. Except for the upper peninsula, which Is separated both geographically and economically from the remainder of the state, the banks were abiding by the order. The upper pen- nsula Is In a different federal reserve bank district and, although he governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis said he was keeping hands off in the situation, most banks above the straits of Mac- klnac were .doing business as usual, Ford Role Explained The part Henry Ford played in. the negotiations for salvation of the Union Guardian Trust Company, In which he IK heavily Interested, was somewhat clarified overnight, but at tits office In Dearborn It was said he had no statement to make — as yet Couxens vs. Ford The Detroit Free Press, In a copyrighted story, said that conflict between Mr. Ford and Senator James Couzens of Michigan, once a member of the Ford ' Motor Company, figured in the breakdown of negotiations for a Reconstruction Finance Corporation loan sufficient to tide' the truat company over the emergency. Senator Couzens Is chairman of the Senate committee investigating R. F. C. loans and the Free Press says he insisted that Mr. Ford's 17,000,000 deposit, listed as collateral in an application for a loan, be "frozen" as security for the loan. Mr. Ford, tlte paper said, agreed to that procedure only in case all other large depositors joined with him. Meanwhile the ers had refused county commission- all requests, Mayor John V. Dore had called off the police guards thrown through the building and members of the'new commission refused to appear before the crowd at the public building. 2000 WORKERS SURRENDER LONDON, Feb. 15. (U. P.)—Officials of Klausenberg, Roumanta, askec the government to declare martla law today after troops equipped with machine guns forced 2000 laborers to surrender the state railway workshops, tho Dally Express correspondent at Bucharest reported. Oldest Assessor in California Resigns (United Press Leased Wire) MARYSVILLE, Feb. 15. — Tom E. Bevan,. California's oldest county assessor In point of service, today ended 44 years In public office by submitting his resignation to the Board of Supervisors and asking its Immediate acceptance. Bevan, in .Benlcla recovering from an attack of pneumonia at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Phoebe Murray, gave 111 health as the reason for hia resignation. AVIATOR JAILED LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15. (A. P.)— Basil Learmouth, Australian aviator, was booked at the county jail today by federal immigration authorities on a charge of overstaying his permit to be In this country. ARRAPQNED AS KIDNAPERS LOS ANGELES. Feb. 15. (U. P.)— Louellapearl Hammer and Earl H. van Dorn, charged in an indk'tment with the kidnaping of Mrs. JUary B. Skeale, were arraigned, before Superior Judge Charles W. Fricko today. They will plead to the charge Monday, February 20, at 9:30 a. m. (Th» vnt*ff* a*s ••rrtii br tbt Sin Joxiuln Povrr S iin:rHtn4 »S «% nine* l»1I. CV»t <jt M»Tfe •till ibovi 1913 l»v«l.) HAS FAITH IN SCRIP NEW YORK, Feb. 16. (U. P.)—Scrip may be "the trigger to start the wheels of distribution and Industry going again," Professor Irving Klnher, Yale economist, told the Jersey City Chamber of Commerce. Thirteen-Year-Old GirlGolfing Star (United /'re** Leased Wire) AGUA CALIENTE, Mexico, Feb. 15. A new star twlnklocl on the horizon of feminine golldom today. She was 13-year-old Edith Esterbrook of Dubu(|iie, Iowa, who topped the field of 30 women golfers In net scoring yoHlerdny In the first round , of the Agua Callente midwinter tour> nomont. ' Playing shoulder to shoulder with | seasoned opponents, Edith stroked a : rard of 98-22—76. She scored a 46 on the home nine. FIGHT COLDS 2 WAYS Mistbl FOR NOSE AND THROAT L Essence of Mistol j ON HANOKtRCHIEF k AND PILLOW. " CIGAR EXPLODES; FILES SUIT LOt> A NOBLES, Feb. 15. (U. P.)— The cigar Clarence Strothor said he bought from the Urug .Market ex- j ploded when he smoked It, he charged in filing suit today fur 16100 damages I from the drug sifrc and C. N. Foreman .,t Co., described us manufacturers. Struthei- complained his lips ; were burned and lueerutud, hltt face i bruised and scarred and his eyesight I Impaired. ! WILL TRANSF.ER BUREAUS SACRAMENTO. Feb. 15. (U. P.)— Plan* for the transfer to Sanramento of the division of markets and the dl' vision nf market enforcement from San Francisco possibly by next July il, were Hiinounoed today by'Dudley I Moulton, director of the elate deuurt- i menl of agriculture. '^t , t' * ,>" & •" /U from the b When Colds THREATEN THE RssulUI.. 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