The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on May 3, 1940 · 35
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 35

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Friday, May 3, 1940
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THE WEATHER FORECAST roil IOS ANGELES AND SOUTHERN CAUFORNlAi Partly cloudy today and toirerrsw. Hat much ehonaa in Umprotun. Mmrimum and minimum Umparatura (or yaitcrdayi 78-57, v Cam-lata waathai iaprt fag i3, Part 1, IN THREE PARTS 50 PACES Part II IOCAL NEWS 16 Pog. TIMES OFFICE 202 Wait Fint Straat ,VOL. LIX FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 3, 1940. CITY NEWS EDITORIAL SOCIETY Inventor Held Row Ended al City Hall Mayor and Council Conclude Peace Pact on Disputed Radio Talks 7 as Suspect Ex-Convict Claiming to Hold Metal Secret Jailed in Auto Theft . U00 Ml.- I; r I r off you, noticed how, when you wash your car, Advisers come from near and jar To form excited, rival claques Defending divers brands of wax; Put all agree, unto decease, That yours is the finest elbow grease? MARY WARD. Report of Op. X-6LRG Re "Don't Get Married" shop Pear Chief: Following your instructions I have Investigated the above concern and find very little that we ran file under .the heading of 'Love" except that they love to have you mention them in jour column, "f is a printing ihop and the sign, in full, reads: DO.VT GET MARRIED vnlil you, see our wedding announcements. For 12 years prospective brides ' and bridegrooms have been rocked back on their heels by the above (which we'll agree is a trifle corny, huh, chief?) but it gets 'em mention like this one. TIIK Ml'SK Poets, I presume, are strange folk. Poesy captured Mr. Ito at his Vegetable stand just as It nailed Rudyard Kipling down where the dawn comes up like thunder. Some people only like it w hen it has been acclaimed as classic stuff. Others like It ju-t because it is timely and has a point. This department's poets well, how's this: - Said thf squirrel to, the poet "Oh, v hnt a nut you are, old dear." Said the' poet, "Ah, J know it, I re been, cracked for many a year' - "You're plain rotten," said the squirrel, "And as nutty as can be." Said the poet. "Well I know it, But I write for those like vie." S.A.G. MISSING One chap who wrote for everybody was B.L.T., who.e column in the Chicago Tribune, "A Line O'Type or Two." set the fashion for everybody in the business. There are so many who have been readers of his column that surely someone remembers one at the time of the sinking of the Titanic, of which Lon Sharp can only remember part and would like to have the rest, lie remembers: Wr spend our lives in questioning This wherefore and. that why, Jiut Is to tench vs how to die. AIR TALK How about it, are you up on the latest airman's lingo? The Royal Air Force keeps a lot of old stuff words like "ace," "stick." "hedgehop-ping." "zoom" and "ccilfng" are hangovers from the last unpleasantness and still go among the boys with (he wings on their chests. But Instead of being "fed up" an R.A.F. pilot says he Is "browned off;" any bad mistake is reported by saying "I pun in;" the CO. is now the "station master" and they frequently say' "fan" Instead of prop." Uh-huh, and a fair-haired cutie Is "a blond job" as you might well suspect. ODDS AND ENDS Did you hear about the man who had twins aged !) and twins aged 5, all of whom wanted roller skates and he promised to deliver if they could make their ages add lip to 100? ... It can be done thusly: 09 plus 55 equals 100 . . . Back in Greeley, la., a Dr. Cummlng left town and was succeeded by Dr, Goen, which led to the inevitable greeting: "Did you hear that Dr. Cummin' 1 goin' and Dr. Goen Is com-ln'7" . . . Mons. Heibelin has a mother-in-law now aged !H with 60 children and grandchildren she reads and knits without glasses .... On the U.S.S. Vermont in the last World War were four doughty seamen named Rush, Swift, Speed and Haste, but Verner Rush, who was one of 'cm, says the names really didn't Indicate much . . . If the town of Delano, Cal., was named after Amasa Delano1763-1823, then it should be pronounced a la F.D.R. at least that's the way Webster's Dictionary, biographical section, pronounces It . , , And the census man says a Glcndale lady Indignantly denied, being a housewife "I'm a home executive," be said. ith routine weariness, the personal property clerk at the old City Jail shoved a cardboard box across the counter, "Seal it," he said. "There's some kind of precious ore in It and a lot of prospecting ham mers and suchlike." They dripped wax on the seams of the box and it joined scores of others on the property room floor. Thus Dr. Arthur C. James" secret if indeed it was one tame home to roost like the chickens of the proverb. For Dr. James' best work has been done In prisons. BAD CHECK CHARGES That's where, he said sadly yesterday, he patented his revo lutionary method of extracting beryllium from beryl ore. Detective Lieutenants Edward Burdick and Harry Workman ar rested Dr. James or Charles B. Smith at 3:10 a.m. as he was cruising along Hollywood Blvd. n a sedan which, they reported, he had obtained by "trading" a iKirrowed machine In San Francisco. Authorities wanted the 46- year-old man. From Municipal Judge Wil liam R. McKay's Division 4 had been issued felony warrants charging four counts of passing checks with insufficient funds and two of grand theft. j FORGERY ADMITTED What's more, Dr. James, who lists himself a a mining engl neer, has spent several years in San Quentin and more than 12 in Folsom. Always it's the same story In 1015 he forged a name to a money order, he admitted; in 1022 it was bad checks Yesterday Dr. James popped up with a superlative yarn Listening to him, youd have bought stock in a minute. Maybe he's right. BOON TO AVIATION' Dr. James, sitting on a ricketv jail chair as nonchalantly as if it were a plush divan at the Hitz, ran a lean hand through his sparse sandy hair and observed: "With my chemo-gase-ous process, I can produce beryllium for $123 a pound. Today, by electrolysis, it costs manufacturers $10 for the same amount. "Beryllium, if made cheaply enough, would be a boon to the aviation industry. "My beryllium which I've refined in my little laboratory In a Colorado River camp near Yuma, Ariz. six times lighter than steel, twice as light as duralumin. "It's also twice as strong as 'dural'." Dr. James leaned back till the Jail-chair protested emphatically. COCKPIT ARMOR He explained that he reduces the beryllium metal from beryl ore through a thermal process of heating it to 1350 degrees in a blast furnace in the presence of such neutral chemical gases as helium, neon, argon, krypton, zenon or radon. Hitherto, he added, metallurg isis have extracted beryllium from silica sand on electrodes. That's why it costs so much. While a jail attendant, who does a liltle gold mining on the side, goggled. Dr. James declared that his metal will someday form cockpit armor for airplanes, in struments ana ruei tanks. PROBLEMS CONCERN LAW Of course, his Immediate problem doesn't concern beryllium. It concerns the law. The doctor admitted ruefully that he exercised rather bad judgment In writing checks to taling some $1500 to be used as "deposits covering contracts until I could sell my process." lie said he had talked to two local aircraft manufacturers and a brace of metal experts. An engineer for one of the factories verified that he had conferred briefly with the self-proclaimed inventor. But be-cause airplane makers leave metallurgy to metal mills, the talk never amounted to much. The engineer agreed, however, that cheap beryllium would indeed help the aeronautics industry greatly. BORN AS JAMES Dr. James he said he-was born James but assumed Smith as a favor to, an aunt w ho adopted him In the ISOO's recounted that he was born In Ohio, went to El Paso as a youngster, and then journeyed to Oakland with his foster-mother. He said he was educated at (he now-defunct Northern Cali fornia Polytechnic Institute, with Turn to Tnge M, Column 1 " r r. 5 r " .-; ; ' j t r .-- 1 ' -2 -- X J ..- 1 --lint ,. i STUDIES HIS ORES Charles B. Smith, known as Dr. Ar-thur C. James, shown os he studies metals. TlmM phnia Phone Worker Given Medal for Risking Life in Rescue Santa Ana Employee Braved High Voltage Wires to Save'lnjured Man on Pole at Newport Beach A bronze Vail medal "for note-i Underwood was assisting In wormy ptiouc service, one ot the highest honors that can be won by a telephone worker, was awarded yesterday to Furn W. Underwood, a young employee of the Southern California Telephone Co. at Santa Ana. Underwood, who is a cable Furn W. Underwood splicer's helper, was cited "for initiative and prompt and courageous action under hazardous conditions," In recognition of his rescue of an injured lineman from atop a hlgh-voltagc power pole, at Newport Beach, on Sept. 25, 1930. , Honorable mention certificates were given to Thomas Prathcr, cable splicer for the Southern California Telephone Co., at Santa Ana; Pearl Bass, operator of Berkeley and Donald C. Craw-forth, station Installer of Ta-coma, Wash., both of whom arc employees of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. Announcement of the awards was made here by K. D. Schwab, southern division manager of the telephone company. ( ' X i (-! V I Mexico's Independence Day Celebration Gets Under Way Mexico's red, green and white banners looked down on a scene of gayety yesterday as the fifth annual Mexican Exposition celebrating Mexican Independence Day Clnco de Mayo got under way to the strum of guitars and the clack of castanets. In a huge tent stretched over 29,000 square feet of sawdust In the 41.00 block on Brooklyn Ave., members of the local Mexican colony will observe their great national holiday with four days jof music, dancing and entcrtain-'most t, .. - -r (; I ' lhe repair of a telephone cable In' Newport- Beach, during a severe storm, when he was in formed by a passing motorist that two men atop a pole about three blocks away were in need of help. Taking safety climbing V t .4 Thomas Prather equipment and a rope, he hast ened to their assistance. Arriving at the scene of trouble, Underwood found that one of the men had come In con tact with high-power electrical circuits, had been severely burned, and was apparently help less. The Injured man was be ing supported and held clear of the power wires by his fellow worker. Despite the danger of grave persona l injury, Underwood promptly climbed through the high-voltage power wires to the top of the pole. Tlaclng a rope over a rrossarm, he fastened it around the body. of the Injured Turn to Page ft, Column 1 ment sponsored by the Mexican Chamber of Commerce. Sixty-nine food and Industrial booths attended by comely sen-oritas In Mexican tostumes will capture the Interest of an expected throng of (0,000 persons during the four days, according to Armando G. Torre, chamber president and director of the exposition. ' ' . ' Heading the enlertalnment will be Uvftldn Trevlno of Ti juana, descrihed us Mexico's fore- elocutionist. A nonaggression pact was con eluded yesterday between Mayor Bowron and a committee of Councilmen who entered a pro test against his "persistent and erroneous" radio statements about Councilmanic actions. "No hits, no runs, no errors," was the terse description of the conference by Councilman Nor- rls Nelson. The peace treaty covers the following points: 1. Councilmen John V. Baum- gartner and Arthur E. Briggs will share the Mayor a radio time over KECA at 8 p.m. today to rebut statements he gave over the station last week which of fended the Council. 2. If a Councilman is offended by future radio speeches, he will be given a few minutes the fol lowing week (on the Mayor's program) to reply. 3. Each Friday "Mayor and Council will confer to promote harmony in the administration of public affairs. , 4. No apology was forthcom ing. . - MAYOR'S PROMISR Last week the Mayor promised that In tonight's speech he would discuss occasions when the Council appropriated funds notwithstanding his disapproval. The Mayor was asked If, in the light of the new developments, he would have sufficient time -tonight to treat this subject. "1 11 not attempt to," he re plied. Briggs, who was chairman' of the protest committee, which also included Councilmen Harold Harby and Wilder W. Hartley, will talk for five minutes tonight n answer to the Mayor s charges of treatment given his vetoes. Baumgartner,will devote himself to answering -the .Mavor's ac count of how the Council handles public works affairs. The offer to share the radio time was made by the Mayor. ALL HANDS SMILING The Council's "Battalion of Death", entered the Mayor's office at 2 p.m. At 3:30 newspapermen were Invited in to the scene of anticipated carnage. All hands were smiling. It was described as an "amicable" but "firm" gathering. "I feel our conference was productive of a better understanding," said the Mayor. "There were differences of opinion, but mutual courtesy was shown," said Briggs. "Our criticisms were stated fully." It was learned that an "apology" was suggested. The Mayor was asked about It. "Let's don't talk about that," said the Mayor, then added: "Have you ever heard me make an apology?" Father Faces Annulment Action Son Asserts Parent Dissipating Property Petition for annulment of the marriage of Samuel Smith, 88-year-old retired machinist, to Mrs. Cora Ella Fanes Smith, 60, was filed yesterday in -Superior Court by his son, H. D. Smith. The younger Smith contends that his father, now living with his wife at 910 W. 41st St., did not have the mental capacity for marriage when the ceremony was performed March 17. 19.10. The son further asserts that his father's property Is being dissipated due to his Inability to manage It or protect it him self. Californians Leave for Mexico July 4 Designed to further friendly relations lotween California and Mexico, a tour comprising a large group of California residents will leave for the southern republic -Inly 4 under sponsorship of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce of 1,0s Angeles. Establishment of additional trade relations" will also be an objective of the two-week trip, according to A. J. Torrez, president of the cham ber. Four Retirement Petitions Approved Four applications for retire ment on service pensions were approved by the Fire Commission yesterday and sent to the Pension Board for final action. The four are Cant. Paul T. Wolfe. Engineer Claude P. Lee, Auto Fireman William H. Staten and Fireman Arthur R. Burton. ( N J V, ' y: . jr 'f s v . , " y V MOTHER MADE CITIZEN Mrs. Madeline Bucholr, Canadian woman threatened with deportation an split-up of her family, yesterday learned she had been made citizen of the United States. She holds Baby Margaret; Chester and Lawrence stand by. She has nine Children. S.C. Girl Wins Business Title Award Will Be Made at Banquet Tonight; Leaders to Attend Business leaders of Iis Angeles will be guests at the annual College of Commerce banquet at Town and Gown Club on the University of Southern California campus tonight. Among the annual college awards to be made to outstanding commerce students will be presentation of the title of "Bet-, ter Business Girl of 1910'' to Mory Lyman Lyman, selected Maiy as the winner by Alpha Kappa Psi, national professional commerce fraternity which sponsors the competition. Miss Lyman was judged the winner in a contest which had its basis outstanding scholarship, activities, appearance, poise and personality. Harold Valantlne, president of the SC. chapter, will make the award. Paul G. Hoffman, president of the Studebaker Corp., will be the speaker. English Actress for Not Minding Auburn-tressed Claire Alexan der, English film actress, yester day learned that Los Angeles authorities frown on driving through traffic signals especially when the motorist strikes down a pedestrian. Miss Alexander, who arrived here from London six months ago, was ordered by Municipal Judge Arthur S. Guerln to pay a $50 fine. She is to payf$23 May s v. : s p ; I - - . 1 1 V ' a Woman Saved From Deportation to Canada Mother of Nine Weeps When She Learns of Roosevelt Signature on Special Bill Many people weep when they Washington stuck to Its decre become citizens of this best of i that. Mrs. Bucholz must. go. nations-America. Their tears1 I!ar'? B' KJLW ' . , Gate s postmaster and State Corn- are jewels of joy. j mandcr of the V.F.W., who But to small, rav en-haired j knows his way around the Madeline Vera Bucholz, 38, whoinational capital, got busy. Repre- learned from a Times reporter yesterday that she had just become a citizen by the squiggle of President Roosevelt's pen across: a document In Washington, the tears came for another reason: sorrow. For the news that the President had signed a bill stretching a point in the Immigration law to prevent her deportation as an illegally entered alien fanned up! all the grief and fear that had somehow dulled in her heart in recent months. HAS MNK CIIILDKK.V Sitting on a squeaky rocking chair, with her 2-month-old daughter Margaret asleep on her arm. Mrs. Bucholz was waiting for her other children 1 here are eight others to come home from school. "I don't want to talk about it," she countered. "It brings up too much pain and sorrow, after what has happened. Besides,' It doesn't mean as much to me a I thought It would I guess I've lost the capacity for feeling things like I used to. Mrs. Bucholz came to the Unit ed States In 10.12 with her American-born husband Fred on a visitor's permit. DKrORTATI OX OR DKRKI) She never went back to Al berta, as she had agreed to do Immigration officials last sum mer completed their customary check on Ruch aliens, and the Department of Labor issued an order of deportation, despite the fact that six of her (then) eight children were born here. Fred Bucholz, a janitor In an automobile assembly plant, appealed to the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (he fought for six months In France In 191S) to prevent the law from cleaving his family in two. But in spite of everything, Fined $50 Stop Signal 15 and $25 on June 1, Judge Guerln directed, Officers accused the actress of "Jumping" a stop signal at the intersection of Sunset Blvd. and Van Ness Ave. last Feh. 21. During Miss Alexander's trial, Deputy City Attorney David Hoffman brought out the fact that she struck down Gerald Shapiro, 14. Injuring him slightly. The actress gave her address m X. Arnaz Drive, Beverly Hills, Timet photo sentative Charles Cramer of Cali fornia Introduced a1 bill legalizing Mis. Bucholz's 1932 entry to this country. Yesterday the President signed the bill. Bucholz was not there to rejoice with his wife at the cement-floored little bungalow at 6812 Bell Gardens Ave., Bell Gardens. GOES BERSERK Last fall, driven frantic by his problem, he went berserk and had to be confined In a mental institution. At Christmas he was back with his family and back on his job at the factory. "My husband isn't, here today he's dead," Mrs. Bucholz said yesterday in answer to a natural query. "He ... he killed himself! I guess he just couldn't stand it any longer," Ll fX WILL OFFER AID Postmaster Lull said he will visit Mrs. Bucholz this morning in an effort to help her obtain whatever allowance and assistance she is entitled to as the widow of a war veteran. C. W. Sharpe, Commander of Bell Gardens Post 4G.' of the American Legion, also will lend assistance in this matter, he said. In the meantime, Mrs. Ruchola Is supporting her nine children, the eldest of whom is only 15, on what is left of the $1000 in. suranre policy her husband had carried on his life. TODAY'S FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS 11V DIRWAIH) HOWES ' FR1DAV, MAY 3 MAXASSOH CUTLER, 1712-182.1. Pioneer clergyman, surgeon and one of the founders of Marietta, O : had no melicl training, but when the town doctor went to war, tlio man whose job was to Imal spiritual wounds was drafted Into service to administer to the physical ailments of his flock. KI1 HOWE, 18.VMM7. Retired from newspaper work after some 1)0 years because he was tired of It; shortly decided that he needed busman's holiday, so be began to publish a monthly magazine, which he wrote all by himself, and In longhand; wrote novels in his leisure moments. JACOB Ml, in 10-101 4. A police reporter who started a one-man better housing movement; by In. cessant writing and lecturing he succeeded In showing one-half of New York how the other half lived and eventually brought about vastly Improved conditions in the tenement districts. i Coprriiht, 1940 n I.

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