The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on February 16, 1933 · Page 2
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Bakersfield, California
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Thursday, February 16, 1933
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'*• ^ ^ ,1* trfs, k j •„ ^ , ; i. ft * jt» * * , . • i '«• . / ', •< . • , • , . .•. THE BAKERSFIELD C/VLIFORXI AN, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1633 ' S. P. SLAIN <*>Man Kills Wife, 8-Year Son; Then Commits Suicide J. U. G. Caster, Railroad Veteran, in Gun Duel Against Bandit ONE PASSENGER IS . SHOT BY OUTLAW Fight Occurs on Golden State Flyer East of Pomona < imwiated Prent Leaned Wire) S AN BERNARDINO, Feb. 16.—A courageous train conductor, J. U. G. Caster, who shot and killed a bandit who was holding up passengers last night on the Southern Pa clflc Golden State Limited, died from wounds this morning in the Colton Hospital.' The shooting took place In the observation car of the train as it sped eastward. Police officers said the only Identification they had on the slnln robber wns a registration certificate found In his clothing, and which was made out to George Clinton Towers, B6, of 480 Pine street, Sun Francisco. His occupation was given as fireman. Goes Aboard at Pomona The robber Is believed to have boarded tho train at Pomona. Wearing a blue bandana handkerchief over the lower part of his fane, he entered the observation car, locked two Pullman conductors In closets, and then began systematically his holdup of passengers. James L. Toler, a porter, ran through tho train to notify Conductor Caster, who canvassed passengers until he secured a revolver, then accosted the robber, whose first shot struck Caster. Several shots wen wild and one of them Injured a passenger. Frederick flyers of Beverly Hills, Calif., who was struck In tho {Continued on Page Seventeen) (United Prciif heated Wire) DOWNEY, Calif., Feb. 16.—A 12-year.old boy slone today survived a family of four, whot« other members were killed by an Infuriated father and husband be. fore the terrified eye* of a .crowded grammar school cliuiroom. Enraged because his wife filed for divorce, Dr. V»rnon Blythe, 38, Santa Ana .dentist, Invaded the classroom where «h« wat waiting for their'son, Robert, 8, and fired two shots, killing thtm Instantly. While pnnlo stricken children cow- trad under desks or fltd through exits, the dentist rushed outside and fired another shot at hi* fie*. ing ton, vernon, Jr., milling him. Returning to the classroom, he stood over the bodies of his wife and son and killed himself. ROOSEVELT SAVED BY EOF ROOSEVELl TELLS STORY1ATTACK Intended Victim, on Way , Minutely Describes Horror. Affair t Continued From Pf0e One) '• (Continued From Page One) to seize tho assassin's arm, she had to transfer her hand bag from her right to her left hand. "Zangara'a gun," Mrs. Cross said, "wits pointed right over my shoulder, directly In line with the president." "There Is no doubt," she added, calmly, "that If his aim hadn't been spoiled, he would have hit Mr. -Hooso- veit." Powder Mirks on Face So close was the heroine of the assassination attempt to the maniac that members of her family found powder marks cm her right cheek when she reached homo. She Is only 6 feet 4 Inches tall. Mrs. Cross gave a vivid description of tho events of tho dramatic minute. "The shots made a terrific nolso In my ear," she said. "He kept shoot- Ing and trying to force my arm down, but I wouldn't let go. I couldn't have held on much longer, howeVcr, when Mr. Armour seized him. "Second or two later the legion boys came smashing through and we all went tumbling off the bench together. My breath was knocked out, but I wasn't hurt." Tho only nervousness she experienced, she said, was when the shooting was over and Zaugaru had been IF THEY WANT TO KILL A PUBLIC MAN THEY CAN, DECLARES MRS, ROOSEVELT By LORBNA A. HICKOK (Aiioctatcd Preit Leaied Wire) TTHACA, N. 1 Franklin D. v.., Feb. Roosevelt 16.—M", gave ex- continued, "someone from the talking picture people climbed on the back of the car and said, 'You must repeat the speech for us.' I said I would not. He said, 'We have corn* 1000 miles for this.' I said '.t im very sorry, but I can't do It.' '.'Having 'said that, I slid off the back of my car Into my seat. v ' Cermak Comas Forward "Just then, Mayor Cermalt came forward and t talked with him a .minute about Chicago In general. Then he moved off behind tho, car. Bob Clark (one Of the secret service men) was standing right by him, As > he moved away, a man came forward with a long telegram and started telling me what It contained. While he was talking, I leaned forward. 'Just then 1 heard what I Jhought was a firecracker, thon several more. The man talking with n»e pulled back and the chauffeur started the car. Saw Mayor Collapsing "I lodked around and saw Mayor Cermak doubled up and Mrs. GUI collapsing. I told the chauffeur to stop'. He did, about IB feet from where,he started. The secret service men shouted 'get out of the crowd.' The jhauffeur started again and 1 stopped him again, this time at the corner of the bandstand. "Looking back I saw Cermak being carried along and we put him In our car. He was alive but I, was afraid ho wouldn't last, t got my hand on his pulse and found none. He was on tho seat with mp and I had my left imn around him. He slumped for,ward. A detective from Miami, standing on the running board on that side of the car was leaning over him. He snid after we had gone a couple of blocks he was afraid Cermak would not last. "t, too, was fearful. Just then tfer- niiik straightened up and I got his .pulse. That was surprising;. For three blocks J actually believe his heart had stopped. Aids Chicago Mayor ".I held him all tho way to the hospital and his pulse constantly Improved. It seemed like 26 miles to presslon today to * fatalistic attitude In regard to her husband's escape from an assassin's bullets at Miami. "if they want to get you they CM," "and so the only thing to do Is just to go along and not think about such things any more than you have to." In these words, quietly, with * thoughtful expression .on her face, Mrs, Roosevelt reaffirmed her philosophy concerning whatever dangers may surround her husband, Into whbse party at Miami Giuseppe Zangara fired five bullets last njght, wounding Mayor Cermak of Chicago and four others, "Wo realize," she said, "that things like this may happen. There Is nothing we can do, nothing anyone can do. Anyone can shoot a man In public life If he doesn't mind getting caught and Buffering the \ consequences. And the people who,.do that, don't mind getting caught,, because they are off balance. '. '',;. "As a matter of fact, I am Inclined to think: he didn't Intend to shoot Fraiikllh. Tou, can't believe jvhat' he says. Ajs a matter of fact, he probably didn't know what he wai doing, But If he had wanted-to shoot Franklin, he had his opportunity While Franklin was standing up making, his speech. He didn't start shooting Until my husband had aat down *nd had removed himself as a target, "But whether he Intended to shoot Franklin or not doesn't matter. This thing Is apt to happen to you when you are in public, life. ' And you have got to face it. The only thing to do, as I see It, Is just to go along and not think about such things any more than you have to." 0. D. YOUNG DESCRIBES LOANS OF MILLIONS TO INSULL CO. (United Prem Leaned Wiro) W ASHINGTON, Feb. 16.—Loans of "Do you recall In December, 1981, . several million dollars to the In- whether the General Electric made a HUH utility group were described today j loan to any companies In the Insull by Owen D. Young after the Senate ru? ,, p»l ora asked ,__..!».. i_i_ »u_ . n ii._.*^ ,.fiim n . om IK'uup' i-et-ortt NSKOU. UNSHAKEN Inquiry Into the collapsed utilities empire had produced charges that the Insull organizations reported profits to the public while listing losses for income tax. purposes. Samuel Insull, Jr., was questioned concerning the conflicting reports on profits and losses before 'Young was called as a witness. Ferdinand 1'ecora, committee counsel, took up the questioning of Young after he had produced accountant's reports and Income tax returns for .1930 and 19,11. car. But the police wore very nice to me, and took tno home In ono of their machines. rushed away to jail. ' tln> hospital. I talked to him all the "I inlBSptl my husband," -silo said, , way. I remember I said 'Tony don't "and didn't go hnme In tho family move—keep quiet—It won't hurt If you keep quiet and remain perfectly still.' "I found that a bullet—the one probably that hit Cormak—grazed the top '.of Clark's hand. His hand was all bloody and scratched. "You know I knew BUI Slnnott. I kidded him at the hospital this morn- Ing and told him* they couldn't hurt him with a bullet In the head, it would Just bounce off. I left orders for them to starve him and take off at least 10 pounds." The president-elect told his graphic story as his special roared northward over tho Florida Bast Coast Railroad. •-»-* TREASURY REPORT WASHINGTON. Feb. 18. (A. P.)— Treasury receipts for February 14 were $2,521,782.26; expenditures »6,362,626.80; balance $339,990,782.47. Cus- BRITIS IE PL t 1 INIED A Man's Store Invites The Ladies tom duties for $8, 168,300.29. 14 days of February NOTED ADMIRAL DEAD DRESDEN, Saxony, Feb. 16. (A. >.) — Admiral Herbert von Rebeur- 'aschwltz, the former kaiser's adju- ant-general, died of pneumonia to- lay. Ho was 69. _ Harry Coffee invite* you to the Spring Exposition of "Brentwood" KNITTED SPORTSWEAR for women Fashion's latest triumph* in style* for daylight hour* K«rw texture*—new color*—quite the amart««i things in springtime sportswear. Neat, trim, breezy-looking ttyles. Crinkly new fabrien. Delicate, dusty pwrtels, the finest expresaum cf what'n 'new in colon. Style* to refresh the eye and adorn yon allnr- Ingly ... all immensely practical. YonT] he amazed at the low price*. Come, oe our guett today We'll be happy to show you HARRY COFFEE CLOTHIERS SINCt 1904 •ItESNO • lAKIISHELD To End a Cough In a Hurry, Mix Thisat Home MU NoCMklnv! MacDonald and Chamberlain Not Divided on Issue, Said Officially (Annotated Prem Leaned Wire) LONDON, Feb. 16.—Reports of serious split In the British cabinet over war debts Involving Premier MacDonald and Neville Chamberlain, with a threat of possible ministerial resignations, were emphatically .denied In highest Downing street quarters today, i Neville Chamberlain Is chancellor of the exchequer. Such reports, which It .•was stated had been sent to the United States by some newspapers In recent/ days, have disturbed leading cabinet members because of damage which might be done to the forthcoming debts talk In Washington. Sir Ronald Lindsay, British ambassador to the united States now en route to that country, will arrive in Washington, It was revealed, empowered to make arrangements which will have the full and undivided support of the British National government. His consultations with the big five of the cabinet proceeded according to plan In London and the whole cabinet without dlssentton gave the flna stamp of approval to the program o arrangements which Sir Ronald wll launch In Washington. (Sir Ronald, who conferred with President-elect Roosevelt concerning the forthcoming debts conference In Washington, made a quick trip to London to consult with the cablne about arrangements for the meeting He sailed this week to return t< Washington.) ."Young, who Is chairman of General Electric, said a loan had been made. "Mr. Insull, came to see me December 10, 193't, and said he wanted -to obtain,a $2,000^000 loari from the General Eleotrlo Company," Young said. "He said he would deposit collateral 40 per cent in excess of the loan and he offered to endorse the loan personally and to keep the collateral 40 per cent in excess of the advance." Young said that It was a six months' loan. "It was not a matter of Importance i to mo which of the companies would j get lh« loan. I was relying on the collateral and on Mr. Insult's word." Young mild he discussed ,the matter i with Gerald Swope, president,of Gen! eral ISlcctr.c, who pointed out that General Electric had loaned to Insull prior to 1915. The witness said Insull explained to Swupe that, .some of the banks were prct-Klng him. "Which banks?" Pecora asked. "1 think the Central Hanover Bank A.- Trust Company of New York was one," Young said. The loan was made December 22, i 1D31. ' "Was this one loan or was it dl- a i vided?" Pecora usked. "There were three loans," young •eplled, "?600,000 to Insull Utilities Investment, Inc., $1,000,000 to Corpora - .lon Securities Company of Chicago, and $000,000 to the Middlewest Utility Company. The three loans were at 5 Wife of Presfdent-Elect Retains Composure During Crisis ' • By RUBY BLACK .-:•' (United Pren Leaned Wire) NEW YORK, Feb. 16,—Word of a maniacal attack upon her husband failed to shake the calm poise of Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President- elect Franklin p. Roosevelt. '"Phew, that's great!" she exclaimed when told at her home here last night that, the bullets which spattered Into a Miami throng had missed' their objective—her husband. -.. When I heard that five shots had been tired at Mr. Roosevelt, I rushed to the Roosevelt home. I arrived to find. Mrs. Roosevelt and her daughter, Mrs. Curtis Dall, Just returning from an early evening engagement. An agitated negro butler opened the door. "What's It all about?" asked Mrs. Roosevelt quickly, The butler told her that'there were reports that Mr. Roosevelt had been fired upon but had escapeed Injury. Mrs. Roosevelt received the new* calmly. "Theae things are to be expected," she said. A few momenta later she waa called to .the telephone. It waa Mr. Roosevelt, calling from the hospital where he had gone to aee Mayer Anton Cermak of Chicago. "How are you, honey?" asked Mra. Roosevelt. There waa •• quick conversation. Then Mra. Roosevelt turned to those In the room and aald: ' "He'a all right. He'a not the least bit excited." Mr. Roosevelt told her the shots were fired at Mayor Cermak. (First reports at Miami had indicated the Chicago mayor was the real target of the assassin, though this was later disproven. by the- assailant's confession.) Wounded Mayor's Daughter on Way to Father's Side ><*» Pr"»H Leaned Wire) • ATLANTA, P«b. 1«,-tMra, Helen ' Cermik Klnlsy, youngeat daughter of Mayor Anton Cermak of Chicago, left here early today by. plane for Miami to be at the bed- aide of her .father, strlously wounded laat night by an aatasaln who fired at President-elect Roosevelt, , , Mrs. Klnlay heard of her father being shot In Chattanooga, Tann., last night while en route by «u- tomoblle from Chicago to-the Cerman winter home at.MUml. • She took the. next train for At. lanta and after arrival here with herv a-y«ar-old daughter, Mary Alyce, and her companion, Mrs. Edward Qatea, .of Chlcsflo, she took the plane. Her. daughter and Mrs: Qatea went on by train. WRATH VOICED BY INDIGNANT WORLD Europe Excited and Angry; Happy Roosevelt Not ' • Injured' CERMAK'S CAREER. BUSY, HONORABLE Foreign-Born and Poor, He Attains High Places by \ Own Efforts . ' (Continued From Page One) , ' (A»»oaiated Preti Leaie.d Wire) BERT,TN, Feb. 16. — The German people's reaction to the attempted assassination of Mr. Roosevelt wan expressed today by Dr. Hans Heinrlch Dlei-khoff, chief of the American division of the forelftn office, thus: "All Germany 'heard of the das- one gang .hideout after another.with orders to :"shoot If necessary.'" Achievements Great, Many ".Working day-and night, he helped' direct plans for, the world's fair; helped brlngf two national conventions to Chicago and was a power at one of them; aided In arranging^.despite great difficulties, a plan whereby • teachers .and city employes recently were assured of their pay; reduced city expenditures from $90,000,000 to 170,000,000 a year; personally directed reorganization' of several city departments; helped by frequent' trips to Washington 'and New York to mold the forces of his party Into a power* which swept the country at the last elections, • Never, It seemed, was there so much work that Cermak, known to every friend as "Tony," was not willing and. ready to add another task to his list. Once when »• policeman was shot he went personally to detective headquarters and obtained a confession from the slayer, who had refused to, talk to anyone else. The murderer later was electrocuted. Reeognlied Nationally The Holding of the Democratic con| vontlon here last summer was a cll- j max In Cermak's long uphill fight for political honors. It was then he became recognized nationally as the political power he was. ' From then on the climbing became somewhat easier. His efforts to bring the city back to Its feet financially Millions of housewives] hare found that, br mixing their own cough medicine, they get a purer, more •feetiTe remedy. They use • recipe which coats about one-fourth aa much as readymade medicine, but which really haa BO equal for breaking up obstinate eoughaj. From any druggist, get 2Vi onncei of Plnei. Pour this Info a pint bottle, and add granulated sugar syrup to All up the pint. The syrup is easily made with 2 cuna augar and one CUD water, stirred a few momenta until disaolved. No cook log needed. It'a no trouble at all. and makes the moat effective remedy that money could bur. Keeps perfectly, and children love Its taste. Its quick action in loosening the phlegm, clearing the air panacea, and soothing away the Inflammation, haa caused it to be uied in more homes than any other cough remedy. Pinex is a highly concentrated compound of Norway Pine, famous for its healing effect on throat membranes. It is guaranteed to gite prompt relief or money Refunded. ' STOP BAD BREATH jer cent. Pecora asked the nature of the collateral. Young read the list, all Insull securities. There was evidence Insull was scraping the bottom of his safe deposit box to obtain the collateral. Among It was one share of Midland Limited stock, valued at $20 and 27 shares of Midland Limited, worth $1080 at the time. The aggregate current market value 12 843 069 tardly attempt with the greatest din-.I were succeeding; teachers' and city may. You may rest assured that the j employes' pay days were In prospect; U. S. LAWGIVER FALLS OR LEAPSTO DEATH (Ignited Prenn Leaned Wire) WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.—Representative Godfrey G. Goodwin of Minnesota fell or jumped to his death today from a fifth floor window of his hotel here. Goodwin's body was found by an employe of the hotel shortly before 8 a. m. Police estimated he had been dead about two hours. Goodwin, a Republican, had represented the Tenth Minnesota district in the House since-1926. • Associates said Goodwin;, had been despondent in recent months. He was defeated'In the last election and his term of service . would have ended March 4. He was 60 years old. Modest and retiring, he was a hard working member of the Impartaht House bonking and currency committee. Goodwin Is survived by his widow and four children. They are understood to be at tho family homo in famhrldire Minn. ' entire German people rejoice that the president-elect escaped thfc awful attack. "We sincerely hope Mayor Cermak, too, may come out all right. Ambassador von Prlttwltz has been Instructed to convey Immediately the German government's satisfaction at the escape of Mr. Roosevelt, for whom Germany has the greatest respect, and Its regret at the attack on Mr. Cermak." l VATICAN CITY, Feb. 16". (A. I 5 .)— Pope Plus, Informed of the attempt on the life of President-elect Roosevelt, expressed regret that the Incident had occurred, but sincere joy that the attempt had failed. . He awaited dispatches from the apostolic delegation at Washington before telegraphing Mr. Roosevelt. his efforts to clean up and reorganize the police . department for th« world's fair were being realized. ' PAHIS, Feb. 18. (A, P.)—Indignation at the attack on Mr. Roosevelt was expressed In all French circles today and they were particularly sympathetic* toward Mayor Cermak, known here because of his recent tour through Europe. The crime was the topic of the day with sypmathy especially quickened by the memory of the assassination of President Paul Doumer last May. • Walter B. Edge, American ambassador, said: "Like every American citlien, I am deeply thankful to learn of the pres- CLAIM ZANGARA LED . QUIETJBER LIFE (United Pren Leated "Wire) PATBRSON, N. J., Feb. 16.— Oiu- seppl Zangara, the fanatlo who attempted to kill President-elect Roosevelt, led a quiet, sober life for 19 years In Paterson and Hackensack as J14-a-day bricklayer, his uncle. Vincent Cafaro, said today."" Zangara was Identified as the former uncle, who described his life here, and by the records of his nat- uralisation, which were scanned by United States » Secret. Service agents to learn If the assassin was connected with any terrorist group. "He was very quiet and never drank," the uncle said. "He never said anything against the government or against capitalism. He left for Miami last August on account of his stomach sickness and I didn't hear from him after that." The uncle was corroborated in his statements by John Yearha, a neigh-. bor, who described himself as a "pal" tCnntinued on Page Seventeen) of Zangara checkers. with whom he played Thousands of people afflicted with bad breath find quick relief through Dr. Edwards Olive Tablets. The pleasant, sugar-coated tablets are taken for bad breath by all who know. Dr. Edwards Ollv« Tablets act gently but firmly on the bowels and ' liver.' stimulating them to natural ! act Ion, clearing the blood and gently i purifying the entire syatem. They do l that which dangerous calomel does i without any of the bad after effects. Olive Tablets bring no griping pain or any disagreeable effects. ' Dr. F. M. Edwarda discovered the formula after 20 years of practice ; among patients afflicted with bowel • and liver, complaint, with the atten- 1 dant bad breath. Olive Tablets are purely a vegetable compound; you will know them by their olive color. Take nightly for a week and note the effect. 16o, 30c, 80o.—Adv. CLOSELYJ1TECJED (Untied Prtts Leaned Wire) WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.—The secret service today redoubled Its protection of President Hoover and President- elect Roosevelt while the nation's highest officials expressed thankfulness that Mr. Roosevelt had 'escaped a gunman's bullets In Miami. Senator J. Hamilton Lewis of Illinois suggested that elaborate outdoor Inauguration ceremonies on March 4 be canceled so Mr. Roosevelt's appearances before crowds could be made as brief as possible. Rear Admiral Cary T. Grayson, chairman of the Inaugural committee, aald, however, that there would be no change In arrangements for elaborate outdoor ceremonies during which Mr. Roosevelt would face crowds of many thousands. "Our plans for the Inaugural will be carried through as originally Intended," Grayson said. "If there are to be augmented guards or other er- tra safeguards, those are matters for the secret service." New Comfort for Those Who Wear False Teeth No longer need you feel uncomfortable wearing false teeth. Fasteeth, a greatly Improved powder sprinkled on your pin tea holds them tight and com- foriablf. N'o uiimmy. pasty ts,sto or feeling. l»ri)dori?.e.i. Opt Fustec'li at your clrugtrlst.—-Adv. Bankbook Shows Would-Be Slayer Once Lived in L. A. (United Pre*a Leated Wire)., PATTERSON, N. J., Feb. 18.— A bankbook left by Qluseppi Zangara with his unclt, Vincent Cataro, wjth .whom he used to live hare, Indicated the assailant of President-elect Roosevelt lived In Los Angtles for a time in 1931. The book, savings account passbook No. 107,041 of the Security- First National Bank of Loa Ang»l*a, ahowed an Initial deposit of $190 on September B, 1831. 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