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Eos mttttMiM; csimro The Weather In Two Parts 36 Pages PART II LOCAL SHEET IS FACE! FORECAST FOB LOS ANGELES AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; Fair Inday and tomorrow with mod-rata temperature. Maximum and minimum tent eraturea far jreiterdart 0. VOL. LI. THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1932.

CITY NEWS EDITORIAL-'SOCIETY THE DRAMA i GILBERT WEDS VIRGINIA BRUCE Caveman Role Wins Leading Woman WhcnNavy Changes Supreme Command LEIGH ASSUMES FLEET CONTROL Schofield Successor Center of Colorful Ceremony LOAN-BANK PLAN SESSIONCALLED Leaders of Southland Meet Today to Outline Drive 0 i''A MERCHANDISER HAILS PRICE RISE Sears, Roebuck Head Points to Optimistic Trend Not Stocks but Commodities Called Real Base Record Set for Presence of BsaaaaBaaaaaaaaaMaaMaaBMBasaaaBaaKMaaai 1 7 i Nffi Gen. Wood Confers in City With Local Executive The rise in commodity prices, more than any sudden strength developed by the stock market, is the Home Owners Urged to Take Part in Conference Location of Institution Here Aim of Gathering A call to consolidate the banking and building interests of Southern California in an effort to obtain the location in Los Angeles of the Home Loan Bank, authorized under' the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act recently passed by Congress, was sounded yesterday by H. H. Cotton, Los Angeles realty leader, who will sponsor a meeting today at 2 p.m. in the Security-First National Bank, Fifth and Spring The meeting, which 11 be in the directors' room, Mr, explained, will have as its aim the union of the various forces work UMiiiMMiimnw mw i iiiiiiiii iimniiiimimwii i iiiiiiiiiiii II mnnir-m fcRMMAfMNHHMt 1 jin liffiii irn i Air It 1 1 ndVl Wide World photo.

Pair Made One at Ceremony in Studio Bungalow Above Mr. and Mrs. John Gilbert. Below Virginia Bruce, in make-up, fifteen minutes press agent minutes before her wedding. Scenes Enacted Aboard Flagship Pennsylvania Command of the United States Fleet passed yesterday from Admiral Frank H.

Schofield to Admiral Richard H. Leigh aboard the flagship Pennsylvania. Above are Admiral Schofield and Admiral Leigh immediately following the exchange. Wide World photo. Below is the deck scene during the ceremonies as the new commander is congratulated by the retiring officer, who will go to Washington as a member of the Navy General Board.

A. P. photo. High-Ranking Officers Stirring Naval Scene Enacted Aboard Pennsylvania Supreme command of the Navy afloat went to Admiral Richard H. Leigh in a stirring ceremony aboard the flagship Pennsylvania yesterday morning when he broke out at the maintruck his blue four-starred flag as commander-in-chief of the United States Fleet.

Admiral Leigh's relief of' Admiral Frank H. Schofield was perhaps the most colorful scene ever enacted aboard an American man-of-war, for more high-ranking officers were present than at any previous cere mpny in the history of the service. The setting and arrangements were so perfect that the tableau of cocked hats and gold braid of full dress, stirring lilts of ruffles, flourishes and admirals' marches, the new and the old fleet chieftains reading their orders under the shadows of giant fourteen-inch rifles and the seventeen-gun salutes as Admiral Schofield's flag came down for the last time and Admiral Leigh's broad pendant was broken out to the morning breeze all formed an awe-inspiring ceremony. More than 200 officers in full dress were drawn up on the Pennsylvania's quarterdeck, Including twenty flag officers, their aides and forty captains of major units of the United States Fleet assembled on San Pedro Bay; the ship's officers, while Admiral Schofield and his retiring staff were assembled on the starboard side of No. 4 turret and Admiral Leigh and his new staff were drawn up to port; while the crew of the Pennsylvania was massed along the port side aft from the break of the boat deck.

Before end after the ceremony the business of piping the scores of admirals and captains over the side, with their beflagged barges and gigs lying off, was no less colorful. Shift of the high command was the signal for a record exchange of commands of various forces in the fleet. Admiral Schofield was relieved at 9 o'clock and an hour later his erstwhile chief-of-staff, Rear-Admiral William T. Tarrant, had hoisted his new flag on the cruiser Northampton as commander of Cruiser Division Four, in relief of Rear-Admiral Wat T. Cluverius.

This morning, Vice-Admiral Luke McNamee will board the battleship California and hoist his flag as commander of the Battle Force, succeeding Admiral Leigh and as- (Continued on Page Column 4) tial reserve. The citizens committee, Including Will G. FarrelL Insurance man; Manchester Boddy, publisher, and Clark F. Waite, president of the Southern California Newspapers Associated, appointed for the purpose of making a neutral decision, was there for information. Allen, in addition to stating that the money must be raised, said the City Council has indicated it will refuse to raise.

the city tax rate to obtain money to retire harbor bonds and that raising rates is the only other method to obtain the money. "There is no evidence that the Harry Carr AFTER the Olympic horse events they will never again be able to get a corporal's guard at an ordinary horse show. My idea of nothing to see is a society horse show. You never know whether you have gone to sleep and are seeing a piece of the same one; or whether it is a different one. Same old horses; same girls In riding habite; same old crowd in the boxes; same boredom.

If you are going to give a show something has to happen. In the Olympic horse shows so much is to happen that it makes you dizzy to think about it. THE LAST SURVIVOR Pedro Sanchez, the last member of the San Juan Indian tribe, is dead. One of the tragedies of all time is the complete obliteration of the California Indians. It a matter of record that few of- the neophytes of the California missions lived more than eight years after being civilized.

With the best intentions In the world the padres caused naked people to wear clothes; those accustomed to outdoor life to get under roofs; and most fatal of all brought about an abrupt change of diet. CORN BELT CHAMPS The most outstanding fact of the Olympic Games was the complete triumph of the Corn Belt. Our far-famed California athletes went down like a row of bricks. I wish we could say that it was because they were overtrained. The sad fact is that the boys from Kansas and way stations in the Mississippi Valley were Just too fast and too It is doubtful if these records will ever be beaten; even that they will be equaled.

It a miracle combination of perfect climate, a fast track and conditions so admirably arranged that the athletes had perfect peace of mind during the period of their last training. THE BERLIN GAMES Berlin can well feel discouraged about the prospects for their Games in 1936. The Prussians have many virtuesbut among them isn't climate. I spent one summer in Berlin. During that time I saw just two days of sunshine.

HEREDITY AND CRIME The chaplain of Sing Sirg says that heredity has. nothing to do with crime; it is association. He may be right; but most authorities do not agree. The crime of the entire State of Indiana was traced to one family and its descendants. Henry VIII made England an almost crime-free country for 200 years by hanging all the thieves.

Weeding out the bad stock. Rodent Control Money Asked An appropriation of for rodent control is requested of the City Council in a resolution adopted by the City Health Commission yesterday. The Council, when asked for a total of several months ago, decided to appropriate the money as needed, and appropriated Yesterday the board decided to ask for the remainder In one lump. The rodent control department reported 51,000 rodents trapped during the month of July. AUNT HET BY ROBERT QUILLEN "I aimed td fix Pa a good supper tonight, but he went an' wiped his razor on one o' my guest towels." 19)1, f.blukttt St) ing to gain the location of the Home Loan Bank in Los Angeles.

"Every interested person, banker and home owner in Los Angeles," Mr. Cotton said, "wants the bank located here, and our only problem then is to consolidate the efforts so that none of us are working at cross purposes." REASONS GIVEN Mr. Cotton cited the growth and progress in home building in South ern California as the outstanding reason for the location of the bank in this city, with an additional rea son contained in the geographic location of the city in relation to the Pacific Southwest. He said the statute provided for the establishment of between eight and twelve home-loan banks, and that if the area on the. Pacific Slope is assumed to be the same for the Home Loan Bank as it is for the Federal Reserve Bank, then the States of Calif ornia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Arizona will be included.

The cities which would then contend for the location of the bank, Mr. Cotton said, would be Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. "If we will examine the population and building figures taken from official records," he continued, "we discover the very Interesting fact that Southern California has led all other sections of the proposed area in new population and in the building of homes. "For instance during the last ten years the population of Southern California increased 113 per cent, while Northern California but 31.5 per cent. Washington and Oregon combined show an increase of only 17.6 per cent.

And these figures for Southern California include eleven counties only, with Northern California credited with all of the other counties in the State. SOUTHLAND BUILDING "In the nine-year period between 1930 the building permits in Southern California ware $1351,000,000 while Northern California permits totaled but $897,170,000. "If we take the construction ot single and double dwellings alone in Los Angeles and exclude all apartments and hotels we find that in the same period the value of the construction was $403,408,000, which exceeds the figure for the permits for all classes, homes, factories and office buildings In San Francisco of $399,411,000. The total in Los Angeles was $1,139,000. "Figures and facts which we are able to produce show conclusively that Los Angeles is rightfully entitled to the selection of city for the Home Loan Bank, and the meeting Thursday afternoon is simply to unite everyone to that end." Landmark of City Falls in Sheriff's Hands The Tally-ho Garage, 107 North Broadway, one of the landmarks of the business section of the city, dating back to the old livery-stable days, was closed yesterday by Sheriff Traeger, following the issuance of a writ of possession to Attorney Walter Haas on 'behalf of Cal F.

Hunter and others, owners of the building. The writ follows a suit brought by Hunter against Mrs. A. L. Drew, who had leased the establishment, the action sought to recover asserted overdue rent, insurance and taxes in the sum of approximately $6000.

A judgment was obtained Superior Court on July 6, last, and the writ of possession followed. According to Hunter the garage will be reopened in the near SPOT ZONE PLEA DENIED Council Rejects Application for Change at Wilshire and Rimpau Boulevards The application of L. E. Kauffman for a business spot zone at the southwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Rimpau Boulevard met with a severe rebuff yesterday when the City Council rejected it by a vote of three in favor to twelve against. A two-thirds vote was necessary for adoption of the City Planning Committee report," as the City Planning Commission had rejected the Kauffman application.

rfrwwiuj most optimistic 3J 1 business sign of vl the 1 period, in the R. E. Wood, president of Sears, Roebuck who was in Los Angeles yesterday on one of his regular trips to various Spar R.ophnrlr institutions GE.N.R..E.. Wood tnrougnout the country. "There have been upward flurries in, the stock market before since the period of depression," said Gen.

Wood, "but this is the first time that both the stock market and commodity prices began a simultaneous advance. Before, the stock market went up in the face of lowering commodity prices. Qf course, they went down again because the value of commodities! is the only solid foundation on which to build. I wouldn't at this time say that we can expect an immediate era of great prosperity, but conditions unquestionably appear much better than they did a few months ago." GAMES BENEFIT SEEN Gen. Wood yesterday conferred with Thomas J.

Madden, in charge of the retail department of for California, Nevada and Arizona, at the Ninth-street plant. Madden, too, is optimistic and confident of the future of Southern California. He believes the Olympic Games will ultimately result in much good for the community. Both Gen. Wood and Madden expressed confidence in the business future of the Pacific Coast.

In this connection, they said, Sears-Roebuck is doing all it can to encourage Pacific Coast manufacturers. MUCH BOUGHT HERE "When we inaugurated our stores on the Pacific Coast of necessity much of our merchandise came from the East," said Gen. Wood. "Now most of it is purchased here. Take furniture, for Instance.

Five years ago one-third was shipped here from the East. Now practically 95 per cent is purchased from Southern California manufacturers and most of that from Los Angeles concerns. All our tires are made here. To handle the business efficiently, we have organized a buying department here, which is a separate arm of the stores." Gen. Wood and Madden are cheduled to leave for San Francisco today to inspect the Sears, Roebuck Co.

branches there. Pappas Vague on How Often He's Been Papa Andrew Pappas, restaurateur, knew that he had become a father many times, but he didn't know the exact number, according to his testimony in Superior Judge Shlnn's court yesterday where he was cited to show cause why he should not support his wife, Erlinda Pappas, and his children pending trial of her suit for divorce. The couple were married in 1920 and, according to Mrs. Pappas, had eleven children, two of whom are living. Pappas declared he had lost his business and is making only $14 a week at present and cannot afford to pay much support money.

"Well, you will have to care for your wife and children," Judge Shinn stated. "Mrs. Pappas says she bore you eleven children in twelve years, is that true?" lost in thought for a moment, finally shrugged his shoulders and replied: "Well, she says so, I don't, remember." Judge Shinn ordered him to pay $10 a week. THIRD MADE ARTERIAL An ordinance making Third street an arterial stop from Figueroa street to the Beverly Hills limits was adopted yesterday by the City Council. POOR PA BY CLAUDE CALLAN "I think Ma really hurt Junior's ear.

He repeated what I said about the looks of the kitchen an Ma always slaps him too hard when he repeats somethin I've said." (Ctffrifkt', 1931, PuklitkHi Sfdicmttf I jC. 1 1 1 jfcyj? John Gilbert, erstwhile "great lover" of the screen, "pulled a fast one" on Virginia Bruce yesterday. So fast, in fact, that before the sun had set she had become his fourth wife. The wedding was solemnized in Gilbert's elaborate dressing-room bungalow on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer "loi" at Culver City. The ceremony was simple and unostentatious, with a best man, a matron of honor and witnesses.

But the way it came to pass! That's another story. Gilbert has been idle for several weeks since the completion of the picture in which he had cast Miss Bruce as his leading woman and then lost his heart to her. Miss Bruce has been playing the crippled trader's daughter in the play "Congo." There had been no definite plans for the wedding, that is, until yesterday. But yesterday Gilbert made a sudden decision that it would take place at 6 p.m. At about 2 p.m.

he arrived at the studio, went straight to his bungalow and telephoned the stage on which Miss Bruce was working In her ragged raiment and with a smudgy brown make-up covering her entire body. He got her on the phone. "We're going to be married at 6 o'clock in my bungalow," he told her. "Oh. John," the little blonde-bride-to-be began.

"Six o'clock." he cut in. "But there's so much to be done "Six o'clock. My bungalow. Be there." And she was. And in fifteen minutes, too.

Hurrying from the set at 5:45, she emerged fourteen minutes later, a vision of loveliness in a simple but smart black-and-white frock. The ragged raiment had been flung hither and yon the smudgy brown make-up obliterated by a steaming tub. It was a double-ring ceremony. Rev. James Hamilton Lash officiated.

Miss Bruce was given away by her father. Earl Frederick Briggs. Irving Thalberg stood as Gilbert's best man and Mrs. Donald Ogden Stewart was the bride's matron of honor. While Dr.

Lash intoned solemnly the words that united the couple (Continued on Page 2, Column 3) J)t JtojJi Rih Tin Tin, Canine Film Star, Dies Rin Tin Tin is dead. The famous German police dog, star of a series of film thrillers in the silent-plc- 'fit tuie uajo, uiot JaJ or old age at tne home of his owner and trainer, Lee Duncan. 1336 Club View Drive. He was 14 years of age. Rin Tin Tin, every inch the actor, was ready to go into production when the end came.

His screen "comeback" was to have been in a starring role in "Pride of the Legion," a sound production. Rin Tin Tin has an able suc-" cessor in his son, Rin Tin Tin, who has been understudying his famous father for several months. The, younger animal, according to his train-every detail his will be able to R-iM-TiM-TiM ers, resembles in film-star sire and fill his place in pictures. The dog star was buried at the rear of Duncan's Club View Drive home. His funeral was attended by a group of motion-picture celebrities, many of whom were co-starred with him in silent thrillers.

DRILL TEAM TO SAIL Twenty-five members of the motorcycle drill team of Police Post No. 381," American Legion, yesterday made reservations for passage aboard the steamer Yale of the Los Angeles Steamship Company to Oakland, where they will compete during the Legion's State convention, to be held from next Monday to Thursday. They will sail tomorrow at 4 p.m. dens lighted by lanterns and the gracious hostess was assisted in receiving by Princess Valerio Pagne-telll (Conchita $epulveda,) Princess Dominico Orsini (Laura Rowan,) Mrs, Alfred J. Bayer, Mrs.

Daniel Murphy, Mrs. Nicola Giulii, Mrs. A. Casaretto. Mrs.

Edward Laurence Doheny, Mrs. A. H. Gianlnl, Mrs. Helena Podesta Furman, Mrs.

William May Garland. Mrs. Richard Jewett Schweppe, Mrs. Jamss Rath-well Page, Mrs. Secondo Guasti, Jr, Mrs.

Sherman Hoyt, Mrs. Eugene O. McLaughlin, Mrs. John G. Mott, Mrs.

Ernest C. Moore, Mrs. Bernardino Molinari, Mrs. Armand Nor-mandln, Mrs. William Warren Or-cutt, Mrs.

Henry W. Mrs. Joseph Jr4 Mrs. Laurence (Continued on Pace 5, Column I) il.i 34 I 'H'i A Mrs. Davis Will Be Honor Guest at Moose Rally Mrs.

James J. Davis, wife of Senator Davis of Pennsylvania, will be the guest of honor at the annual State conclave and picnic of. the Loyal Order of Moose next Sunday at Whiting's Woods, Verdugo, it Was announced yesterday. Senator Davis is Director-General of the order in the United States and in event of his failure to arrive here in time for the affair, Mrs. Davis will be requested to deliver a brief talk in his place.

The rally will begin at 11 a.m., with members from all lodges in the State present Arrangements have been made for the handling of more than 10,000 persons. Herman Bejack of Maywood. Supreme Pathfinder, is director of the conclave, and Claude Lawes, Immediately after the vote Coun- cilman McKnight, chairman of the City Planning Committee, declared the committee will conduct hearings in the near future on the establishment of a continuous special zone for limited commercial structures along Wilshire Boulevard between Western avenue and La Brea avenue, this section being the location of, many bitter wrangles over spot zoning. Leonard Meyberg, attorney for the applicant, and F. B.

Stanley, J. R. Bray and S. H. Woodruff, owners of Wilshire frontage, presented arguments in favor of Kauff man's application.

They contended their property is not fit for residential purposes, for which it now is zoned, and that by denying commercial zonings they are having heavy carrying costs imposed upon them. Arthur Johnson, E. Clem Wilson, Mrs. Glen Tomlinson. Philip L.

Wil son and Frank Hutton opposed the application on the ground that it is unfair to residents to have their neighborhood invaded by commercial structures. The three Councilmen who voted for Kauffman's application were McKnight, Donley and Thrasher. ILLINOISANS TO GATHER Jasper County. (Illinois) folk will have their annual picnic reunion all day Sunday at Bixby Park, Long Beach, D. A.

Bevis, president of the Jasper County Society, announced yesterday. the ground by the early padres for safe keeping. McCrary told the Supervisors he got his Information from an old Spanish family and later confirmed the story with a doodle-bug, a device used to reveal precious metal underground. Investigation revealed that it is legal for the county to give the permission the treasure hunters seek. Both Nostrum and McCrary are willing to go into the business on a fifty-fifty basis with the county on anything that is found, so a contract with this-provision will be drawn with them by County Counsel Mattoon.

BALL OF NATIONS DAZZLING Southland Social Leaders and European Nobility Mingle in Colorful Olympic Event YJUANA NEAL LEVY Social leaders of the Southland gathered with European nobility and other distinguished visitors from the continent last night at Cocoanut Grove in the Ambassador for the second outstanding evening event in the imposing list of Olympic festivities The Ball of All Nations. PORT RATES ISSUE DEBATED Shippers Confer With Harbor Board Preliminary to Consideration by Council Today Approximately 100 Los Angeles shipping men representing interests opposed to the sharp Increase in harbor rates requested of the City Council by the Board of Harbor Commissiooers as a means to raise $1,000,000 toward retirement of harbor bonds conferred with the board yesterday, preliminary to consideration of the rate question which will come up before the Council today. Members of the citizens' committing funds and still leave a substan- Like the memorable InternatlonalWere "beautifully decorated, the gar- TWO WILL SEEK CACHED GOLD ON COUNTY LAND Olympic Ball of lost week, tills co tillion, too, was an affair of dazzling beauty and distinction. Arrange din honor of the athletic great who participated in the Games themselves and of the members of the International Olympic Committee who are engineering the Xth Olympic d. it took place against a background carried out the Olympic motif, the Grove being a veritable kalaidescope of color in which red, white and blue were the dominant notes.

The ball was preceded by a private reception and buffet supper at the home of Mrs. Secondo Guasti at 3500 West Adams street, given by the Italy-America Society as a tribute to 'the Italian officials of the Games. The house and spacious grounds i tee. appointed by the Harbor Committee of the Council, accompanied by Councilman Hyde, also were present at the gathering, at which no decision was reached. President Allen of the harbor board bluntly reiterated his declaration that the harbor department must have more money, either by taxation or increased rates, to pay off harbor bonds.

The California Taxpayers' Association, however, in a report to the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, maintained that the harbor board now has sufficient money in its revenue funds to make the payment on the interest and sink- Buried gold occupied the attention of the Board of Supervisors for some time yesterday when two different treasure seekers appeared asking permission to dig on county-owned ground for the precious metal they declare has been cached and hidden away for decades. One of the applicants was Olof A. Nostrum, who sought permission to make excavations near the forestry warehouse at Pacoima. The other applicant was Rex Mc-Crary, who designated his spot as a "secret place." Both treasure caches are supposed to be mission gold hidden in (Continued on Page 2, Column 2) i i.

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