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JL. In Two Parts 22 Pages PAST II LOCAL SHEET 1 PAGES The Weather FORECAST FOB LOS ANGELES AVD SOl'THERN CALIFORNIA: Fair today in Bandar with niu elcudineu. Maximum and attaimnaa iemBcratarca far reaterdar: SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 11, 1933. CITY NEWS EDITORIAL THE DRAMA VOL UI. "OLD IRONSIDES" STUDIOS FACING Fleet Commander Visits Historic Constitution OABBATH DANCE in mini, run-in nun it iiijiujiii.iiiiiiionaiMonrfi-f-mi")TT-T-iaiiwiiwiMmiioaririiifriiofiiiBMiiiiii mirim i BAN SUSTAINED AT LONG BEACH Historic Craft Ends Record Visit at San Pedro FULL SHUTDOWN Unions Firm in Refusing to Accept Pay Cuts Appeal Court Denies Plea for Writ in Attack on City Ordinance Attitude- of Labor Branded Division One, District Court as Virtual Walkout of Appeal, yesterday denied Notables of Navy and Army Life Board Ancient Ship Girl Wins Honor of Being First to Mount Deck the petition of Andy Muro, proprietor of Rainbow Garden 4 jft? Contract Workers Act to Meet Emergency Dance Hall.

3440 West Second 'rut ft--1 ft The Lancer BY HARRY CARR TIE biggest thrill I have had for years was Admiral Leigh's party at the fleet review Thursday. I came home with a dazed impression of bombing airplanes roaring down out of the sky like screaming fiends. That is the most absolutely terrifying sound I have ever heard of submarine periscopes disappearing beneath the and send-r ing up columns of green-yellow smoke out of the water of the great plane carrier Lexington tearing past the flagship like a runaway fortress 7 of long, stately processions of battleships standing against the sky of charming young officers a gay luncheon in the junior wardroom of huge engines in the bowels of the ship of plotting rooms peeking from the control stations into turrets where the triple gun batteries stood waiting In the grimness of death 0m WJ 1 -t si Tie-up of the entire motion-picture industry is threatened, despite the whole-hearted support of nonunion employees in accepting salary slashes up to 50 per cent as the result of the growing attitude yesterday of labor organizations employed in the studios in refusing to follow the recommendation of the Acad 4 street, for a writ of habeas corpus in a proceeding attacking the constitutionality of the Los Angeles dance hall ordinance. The ordinance had been upheld previously by the appellate department of the Superior Court. Muro was asserted to have violated the measure by conducting Sunday dancing.

mu emy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences during the financial crisis. 1" 1 St Reports circulated throughout Hollywood yesterday that despite the stand of the unions, a number of the studios at. least two will shut down anyway for an indefinite period. Executives refused to affirm Vl'. it these reports, however, and averred they will remain open as long as possible.

SHUTDOWNS FEARED i GIRL GIVEN PRIZE FOR BESTESSAY Award of Gold Offered by Sons of Revolution Goes to Mary Goddard Unless organized labor falls into line with the other employees, who Command of the United States Fleet returned momentarily yesterday to the romantic days of Barry and Decatur when Admiral Richard H. Leigh, commander-in-chief, hoisted his blue four-starred flag at the towering main truck of the frigate Constitution. Admiral Leigh and his aide, Lieut. Fred Riddle, went over from his flagship Pennsylvania and boarded Old Ironsides just as she was getting under way for Long. BeacTi after a twenty-one-day record-smashing visit at San Pedro, where 468,504 visitors trod her historic decks.

The commander-in-chief was piped over the side and saluted by eight side boys as he came aboard, after which he was accompanied by Commander Louis J. Gulliver, the Constitution's skipper, on inspection of the ship and her crew. Leaving the ship, the admiral tarried beside one of the main-deck carronades. GUNS HAVE CHANGED "When I first came to the United States Naval Academy, back in 1887, first job was as a training tackleman on one of these guns aboard the Constitution's sister ship, the Constellation, and I have never forgotten the things I learned on that glorious old ship. "The Constitution's guns, you know, had an extreme range of 450 yards, so close that you could yell at the enemy during battle, while our modern battleships, like the Tennessee, have ranges of 35,000 yards, so far that opposing ships are invisible to each other below the horizon.

"I think that is a fine example represent a majority of the workers R.F.C. LOAN GIVES HUNDREDS JOBS County Reports 2640 Men Put to Work Yesterday Many More to Start as Soon as Projects Approved Council Contributes $39,300 for Needed Materials With about half the jobs within the city limits, 2640 men went to work yesterday under provisions of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation loan, bringing the total put to work for the week up to 5667, according to the County Bureau of Employment Stabilization. Most of the men were put to work in Griffith Park. Officials stated that George r. Cuthbert, co-ordinator for the R.F.C.

program, is considering a number of public works projects, all within the city limits, which, if approved, will give thousands of men employment during the remainder of the month and in April. COUNCIL DOES PART The City Council yesterday appropriated $39,300 toward the purchase of materials and hire of trucks to be used in connection with the labor of 2500 men for sixty days' grading on eleven different projects in Ing sections of the city. Approximately 60,000 men must be put to work in this area during the months of March and April in order to meet the provisions under which the county obtained from the government for unemployment relief. Use of the funds is restricted to labor only and efforts now are being made in many localities to provide additional funds for material and equipment for various projects. Men given employment through the funds are selected exclusively from the registration list in the county's employment stabilization bureau.

The registration office is at S31 New High street. OPINION CHANGED Informed by City Counsel Burns that, contrary to a previously expressed opinion. Reconstruction Finance Corporation funds may be used in the construction of sanitary relief sewers, the Council yesterday Instructed City Engineer Jessup to present a list of sewer projects most urgently requiring completion. Burns was of the opinion that 1922 sewer bond funds could used for the purchase of supplies and materials in such work. Councilman McAllister's request yesterday that the county be asked to allocate 315 men for 100 days on storm-drain work on Vermont avenue, between Forty-third and Forty-fifth streets, and Vernon avenue between Menlo and Eighth avenues, was referred by the Council to its Public Works and Finance i Five dollars in gold was handed to Mary Carol Goddard in Municipal Judge Lahey's court yesterday as a reward for her winning essay cn "Elementary Law and the Constitution," the prize having been offered by Los Angeles chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, for the best 100-word article inspired by a series of patriotic addresses by in the industry, the major studios will be forced to close down completely with the attitude of the unions being considered tantamount to a walkout, a high official declared yesterday.

"We understand from reliable sources that the unions will almost unanimously reject the pleas of the producers to take the cut during the eight-week emergency period," this official "There will be nothing else to do but shut down completely, throwing some 75,000 employees out of work. "The union men maintain we have a' basic agreement and that we must stick to it the same as they did in good times when millions were earned in profits. They contend that during good times no effort was made to increase their wages over and above the terms of the basic agreement. "SERIOUS SITUATION" "This situation, due to the attitude of the unions, is one of the most serious faced by our industry. They say that organized labor throughout the country will back up their stand and this means another crisis for us in the face of the one caused by the financial situation.

"There is a possibility the entire They Trod Decks of Noble Old Frigate Admiral Leigh talking to helmsman of Constitution. Commander Gulliver of craft behind Admiral Leigh, and Lieutenant-Commander Hartley, executive officer of Constitution, at right. TrHE SECRET PLACE 1 Waldo Drake, being a reserve officer and having permission of the admiral, took me into the holy of holies the inner secret place the charting room the place from which the battles are fought. Believe me, mates, the secret of the place is safe with me. All I could tell anybody was that I saw a thingamaglg standing next to a gollywop that worked by something or other.

1 If they have any intention of making me admiral of the fleet they will have to drop all these giant engines of war and build some ships like Old Ironsides, where the crew squint down the barrel of the gun and let go when the yardarms are locked, I can't give my consent to any kind of war which is run by higher mathematics. I should have to the battle until I yelled over to the enemy and asked: "Say, what do you do when you can't make XYP equal KBT?" It made me laugh when I thought of the spirit of old Stephen Decatur coming back to life and being taken to the chart room and told to fight a naval battle. Judge Lahey. Miss Goddard, who lives at 2025 Griffith Park Boulevard and attends John Marshall High School, reviewed the history of law and finished her essay with the statement that true liberty is found only In obedience to law. The winner of the second prize of $2.50 is Carlton Hadsell of 918 North Martel avenue.

Special guests at the ceremonies were twenty-five members of Troop No. 4, Boy Scouts of Verdugo Hills, of the progress made in our Navy since Old Ironsides early days. LONG BEACH WELCOME The Constitution was berthed at Pier One in Long Beach just be TEMBLOR DELAYS VERDICT Jury in American, Mortgage Mail Fraud Case, Commencing Deliberations, Sent to Hotel After spending ninety-four days in court listening to oral testimony, the reading of almost 2000 exhibits and to final arguments in the trial of seven persons charged with using the mail in an asserted scheme to defraud Investors in securities of the American Mortgage Company, the jury had just retired to deliberate when the first earthquake shock came late yesterday afternoon, so United States District Judge McCormlck, who, has presided at the trial, decided to end proceedings for the day and ordered the jury locked up for the night at la hotel. each of whom was presented by TAX SLASH DISCUSSED BY EXPERTS Citizen Group, Formed to Fight Government Costs, Holds First Meeting Members of the newly-formed executive committee of the citizens' committee recently organized to make a study of plans for the sim Capt. Raymond Nelson, secretary of the Los Angeles chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, with a reproduction on parchment of the Constitution.

The seven defendants are A. J. GIRL AFOOT plification of city and county gov fore noon. Commander Gulliver was welcomed to Long Beach by Mayor Asa E. Fickling and his committee, boarding just at noon while the municipal band played "Anchors Aweigh." Honor of being first Long Beach citizen to board the Constitution as a visitor went to 10-year-old Margaret Freshwater, of 87 Linden avenue, who had waited at head of the line since early morning when the ship was opened at 1 p.m.

Among the distinguished guests who yesterday visited the ship were Rear-Admiral Henry B. Wilson, U.S.N., retired, war-time commander-in-chief of the Atlantic Fleet, and H. H. Whitney, UJS.A., retired. The Constitution will be at Long Beach until the 20th inst.

The dock is located at Water ernments to reduce tax costs held their first meeting yesterday to CAMPS FOR JOBLESS TO GETJVOOD Thinning of Grove Will Provide Supply of Fuel, Turner Announces the assembly room of the County Civil Service Commission, Hall of Records. Dr. Walter F. Dexter, president of Whittier College, chairnlan, presided. INJURED IN AUTO CRASH Crowded School Bus and Sedan Figure in Mishap; Driver of Car Also Hurt The meeting consisted for the most part of a discussion of various topics of government and governmental costs and ways and means of presenting them to the main body at a meeting next week.

Operations have begun cutting down trees and' clearing under wage matter with the unions may be arbitrated but the situation right now looks hopeless from our standpoint." The contract people in the studios, embracing producers, writers, actors and directors, continued yesterday with steps to meet the situation fairly and squarely so that the doors of the studios will remain open until a turn for the better. EXECUTIVES IN SESSION Labor executives continued their meetings yesterday, and today an important meeting is scheduled when delegates from the locals that make up the Federated Motion-Picture Studio Crafts are scheduled to report back the vote of their respective memberships. It is expected this report will be one of rejection. William Elliott, president of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which comprises the locals working under the basic wage agreement, has been in the city more than a week. Adolph Hock, president of the State Fed-ration of Labor, is also here.

It was learned Elliott came here for labor negotiations prior to the announcement of the emergency street and Mendocino avenue. brush in a large eucalyptus -'grove Collision of a school bus filled with children with a small sedan at Cattaraugus avenue and Bed One of the main purposes of the organization will be to devise meth on Avalon Boulevard, near Victoria street, Gardena, the wood to HIGH DRAMA The drama of the day was when I saw the part that the sailors must play in modern war-young petty officers standing In tense anxiety before a wall covered with clock-like indicators-waiting for a little brass pointer to swing itself around to "Ahead-three quarters." But enough of the old seas was left for me to hear the piercing sound of a ship's and to hear one of the young petty officers murmur, "Anchor aweigh." ods for eliminating overlapping ford street yesterday afternoon sent the sedan up on the sidewalk, where services in city and county govern Knott Burial to Be Monday Last rites for William S. Knott, attorney, will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Hollywood Church of the Nazarene, of which his son, Rev. J.

Proctor Knott, is pastor. Bresee Brothers, morticians, will be in charge and burial will follow in Rosedale. Mr. Knott died Thursday. He was 81 years of age and resided at liOl North Mariposa avenue.

He had made his home in Los Angeles for nearly half a century. Besides his son, he leaves his widow, Mrs. Lucy P. Knott, and a daughter, Marion Knott. go for fuel in the county's camps for the unemployed in the moun ments, and to increase efficiency is struck Bemice Williams, 17-year-old Alexander 1 Hamilton Hish tains, according tb an announce of governmental service with no additional cost.

School student, who was walking to The main committee consists of her home at 4225 Huntley avenue, Showalter and C. F. Allison, discharged State co-receivers of a number of the mortgage company properties; Mrs. Hazel Mai Showalter, wife of the former; and W. I.

Morrison, L. W. Beilenson, W. H. Moses and G.

L. Alexander. Judge McCormlck did not complete the reading of instructions to the Jury untU shortly before 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Asst. U.

S. Atty. Redwine closed his final argument at 10:35 a.m., concluding his argument with the statement that the government was "sincere in the prosecution and believes the facts prove the existence of a scheme to defraud beyond all reasonable doubt." His final words were: "Gentlemen of the jury, you owe only one duty to the government. You will do the government a wrong if you convict an innocent person and you will do the government a wrong if you fail to convict a guilty one." Judge McCormick's instructions, considered fair by counsel for both sides, were excepted to by defense counsel in only a few instances a The court also stated the investigation of the persons involved in the mail-fraud indictment had been conducted over a long period of time and that he viewed it as a proper case for the court and Jury to pass on. After concluding the- reading of the general instructions the court stated to the Jurors that Defendant Allison could not be included in two counts of the indlct.r.'cr.'; "i he was not a State co-receiver of the mortgage company houses at the dates mentioned in the Indictment.

In directing the Jurors to retire and consider their verdict, Judge ment yesterday by Spence D. Turner, county forester. The wood was donated by Gardena Syndicate, owner of the grove. culver city. thirty-two men and women, all selected for their expert knowledge of problems of government.

The girl was taken to the Com Turner also made an appeal to munity Hospital in Culver City, where it was said she has a com owners of other groves in the coun Red Cross to ty to allow his department to thin pound fracture of the right leg. out groves for the fuel wood. The driver of the sedan, Mrs. Florence Miller of 1558 Elsmere ave Convene Today Representatives of more than 200 DAUGHTER REQUESTS nue, was only slightly injured. The driver of the school bus, G.

N. ADMINISTRATRIX POST schools in Los Angeles county will Paul of 758 East Sixteenth street, was not held after investigation by assemble here this morning for the Dick Ferris' Condition Grave Although evidencing a slight improvement yesterday Dick Ferris, local sports promoter, was still in a critical condition in St. Vincent's Hospital, it was stated by his physician, Dr. J. Rea Cowan.

Ferris is suffering from a serious heart ailment 'and general breakdown. He contracted a cold three weeks ago, finally resulting in his present condition, his doctor explained. NEW AIR-STEAMSHIP MAY BE SET Establishment of a new air-steamship -record for delivery of commercial shipments between New York and Sydney, Australia, was predicted by officials of the Air Express Corporation with the transfer here of a New York film shipment to the Matson liner Monterey, which sailed last night for the Australian port. It was shipped Wednesday by air express from New York, and is due to arrive in Sydney by the 28th twenty days from its starting point. Council Tables Ford Vacancy 1 On motion of Councilman Hyde, seconded by Councilman Burns, the Council yesterday ordered filed the various communications and peti Radio Car Officers Bowers1 and annual spring conference of the Junior Red Cross at Patriotic Hall, Smith of Wilshlre division, indicated the accident was unavoidable.

1816 South Figueroa street. The Injuries received February 20, last, meeting will be in charge of Mrs. Esther Chadbourn, local director. in a traffic accident caused the salary slash. He had been In conference with Pat Casey, labor representative of the Association of Motion-Picture Producers and Distributors, the Will Hays group, for terms for a renewal of the basic agreement.

The producers, through Casey, had asked a 10 per cent slash in the new agreement. Twenty-eight delegates of the Federated Crafts will make known their reports at today's meeting. Charles Lessing is president of this Up to date, four of the I.A.T.S.E. locals film editors, laboratory The program will include ad tions urging the appointment or a death yesterday at Methodist Hospital of Mrs. Florence Wehrly, '68, SKY FIENDS Admiral Leigh, with rare instinct for drama, had one of the plane carriers circle near the flagship; it was great to see the giant' bombers come swooping back home to her deck like eaglets returning to the nest.

When I saw the fleet of bombers screaming down from the sky at more than 200 miles an hour, straight at the ship's deck I informed one of the staff officers that no battleship could ever get away from such a flight of death. But he reminded me that In war they will pour themselves into a rainstorm of machine gun bullets; and that once startedthey can't turn In their flight. So the battleship has a chance to get out of the way. The more I see of modern war A petition for letters of administration in the $115,000 estate of William F. Palmer was filed yesterday in Probate Court by a daughter, Florence B.

Blackman of 701 Linden Drive, Beverly Hills. The only other heir is a son, Bernard M. Palmer of Janesville, Wis. Palmer died February 1. He left no will.

The estate is described as consisting of $30,000 in cash, $25,000 in personal property, $25,000 in stocks and $35,000 in bonds. dresses by Mrs. Letitia Lytle, of the Board of Education; Miss Madilene Veverka, director of curricula of all Los Angeles high schools, and Miss guccessor to fill the unexpired term of former Councilman Fortf, elected to Congress. The action was. taken after several attempts to make an appoint of 607 North Avenue 54, according to police reports.

Investigating officers stated she was hurt at Eagle Rock Boulevard and Avenue 42. Eva Edwards, supervisor of the Al-hambra schools. Exhibits of handiwork and foreign portfolios will sup ment revealed it impossible for MICHIGAN PICNIC PLANNED The annual picnic reunion of the (Continued on Page 2, Column S) plement. the addresses. (Continued on Page 2, Column 1) Michigan Association of Southern California will be held all day next members to agree on a candidate.

STENOGRAPHERS TO MEET The Public Stenographers' and Multigraphers Association will hold its monthly meeting Monday evening in the Chamber of Commerce Saturday at Sycamore Grove Park, GASOLINE TAX FIGHT URGED North Figueroa street. E. E. Haring is president of the group. Building, Beverly Hills.

There will be a dinner preceding the meeting aP5 VACATION TUITION DROPPED Los Angeles District Summer Schools Eliminated Because of Financial Uncertainty Vacation schools in the Los Angeles school district were eliminated for next summer by unanimous vote of the Board of Education yesterday. A saving of approximately $250,000 will be made, according to Supt. EINSTEIN, READY TO GO, HITS AT HITLER REGIME at Wood's Drug Store, Beverly Drive find Santa Monica Boulevard. Council Asks Civic Bodies to Make Concerted Drive to Save Funds for Road Use Only A united front and concerted effort to prevent the apportionment by the State of gasoline tax funds for other than road purposes Is requested by the City Council in a resolution adopted unanimously yesterday on (Continued on Page 2, Column 1) AUNT HET POOR PA BY CLAUDS CALL AN terested themselves in international understanding, among them BY ROBERT QUIIXIN iBouelle some who have performed the great motion of Councilman Davis. The resolution by Davis pointed out that the Los Angeles Chamber est service to the community.

of Commerce in conjunction with the Indian Baby Basket Enters Marital Row Youth Pleads Guilty in Fitts Robbery Case "Even as the individual, so also may a social orgarilzatlon become psychologically ill, particularly in times of difficult existence. Nations are wont, however, to overcome such Reasons given by the board were financial uncertainty and a belief that the public could be better served through the maintenance of a program of civic center playgrounds based on the needs of the various communities of the district. The University of Southern California stepped into the breach and Basing his plea for an annulment of his marriage to Lillian G. Con rad on an Indian papoose basket which he maintains indicates her age to have been eleven years more asked and was given permission to conduct a vacation school similar to than that which she told him at the time of the ceremony, Stanley C. Conrad, was before Superior By a "Times' Staff Correspondent PASADENA, March 10- Dr.

Albert Einstein, the only living person whose name appeared in a recent list of the ten greatest men of all time-, has no immediate or future plans for returning to Germany. This was revealed late today by the father of relativity in a final press conference on the eve of his scheduled departure tomorrow night with Frau Einstein for Chicago and New York via the Santa Fe. "I shall not go home!" "the physicist sald wlth a laugh, in reply to a question regarding his reaction to the Hitler regime in Germany, "As long as there is a possibility," he continued, "I will reside only in a land In which political freedom, tolerance and equality for all citizens before the law are conserved. To political freedom belongs freedom of expression of individual political opinion; to tolerance the respect lor the convictions of the individual. "These conditions are not being fulfilled in Germany at this time.

Persons are being persecuted in that country who have particularly in- Judge Craig yesterday. that authorized by the board In 1932. The school will be subject to all the rules of the district and a Economic Council of Southern California rendered valuable service to the city and Southern California at the 1931 Legislature in gaining reapportionment of legislative representation. Another crisis now confronts Southern California at the 1933 session of the Legislature relative to the allocation of gasoline funds, the resolution Holding that In such matters civic organizations can better mold public opinion and influence legislation than public servants, the resolution calls on the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Economic Council of Southern California, Downtown Business Men's Association, Los Angeles Traffic Association, Los Angeles Realty Board, Central Business District 'Association, Commercial Board, Building Owners' Association, Los Angeles Retail Merchants' Association and other civic bodies to assist. general program will be approved illness.

I hope that healthy conditions soon may arise in Germany and that In the future great men such as Lessing, Kant and Goethe, will not only be honored from time to time, but that the philosophy of life expressed by them may enter into public life and into the general consciousness of the people." Dr. Einstein, It was learned, will celebrate his fifty-fourth birthday next Tuesday on board train and in Chicago, where he is scheduled to be a guest at a luncheon in his honor. He and Frau Einstein are due to arrive in New York City Wednesday in time to attend a banquet to be featured by the presentation to the scientist of a heroic bust of himself made by Enrico Cerracchlo, Italian sculptor. "Surely!" exclaimed Einstein, when (Continued on Page Column 1) Pleading guilty to a charge of robbing Fitts of $102, Harold Strom, 19 years of age, yesterday was granted permission to file an application for' probation in Superior Judge Frlcke's court. The hearing was fixed for the 24th inst.

Strom contends he was not armed with a deadly weapon at the time of the robbery, thus making the offense robbery of the second degree, for which probation may be granted. Should the probation be denied Strom faces imprisonment of from five years to life. Judge Fricke declined to accept the plea of Roger P. Ludwig, 18, Strom's asserted accomplice In the robbery, because the youth was not represented by an attorney. His plea will be heard next Friday.

The two were captured a month later near Chicago. Conrad asserts his wife told him she was 32 years of age when they married July 3, 1928. The papoose carrier, however, which Mrs. Conrad assertedly told her husband was given her parents by Indians at the time of her birth, bore the date before It opens. The board also went on record yesterday, In telegrams sent to the 1885.

chairmen of the educational com "It is a good thing they delayed readin' Uncle Ben's will, until, after, the funeral. He wouldn't have had hiuch attendance if we relatives had known how little he left us." mittees of the State Legislature, objecting to the withdrawal of State "Amy ia havin her supper tonight because she knows it won't take much to fill folks after my bridge party." Mrs. Conrad denies she deceived her husband about her age and maintains her husband left her because of his interest in mystic philosophy. he seeks a decree support in the elementary and high school divisions, but approving a reduction in the program of adult education. separate maintenance and $80 a month alimony.

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