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Bakersfield, California
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Tuesday, October 24, 1939
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THE BAKERSPtELD CALIFORNIA!*, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24..1939 Indiana Endurance Pilots Down After 2 3-D ay Flight Tl/fUNCIE, Ind., Oct. 24. (A. P.)—Robert A. McDaniels, 25, •"f of Muncie and Kelvin F. Baxter, 23, of Richmand, tired from 23 days in a little cabin monoplane, claimed a light- airplane record today for their endurance flight of 535 hours, 45 minutes. They* landed at the *'* Muncie airport at 6:38 o'clock last night, their legs so stiff and weak they found It hard to move the rudder bar of their 1100-pound black- and-yellow Piper Cub ship. They had surpassed the 343 hours, 46 minutes with which Hunter and Humphrey Moody, Decatur (111.) brothers, set a light plane mark at Springfield,-111., last August. But they had fallen short of the record for-all planes—653 hours, 30 minutes, hung .up by Fred and Al Keys at Meridian, Miss., In 193o. Thousands cheered as their craft bumped to a stop and they stepped out, heavily bearded and were taken to a downtown hotel for a good night's sleep. . ..,.,. ' Both said they were through with endurance flights and hoped to get air line pilots' jobs. Dr. Karl T. Brown pronounced their physical condition "exceptionally good." ' Their 65-horsepower motor, rid of a knock which had appeared several hours earlier, was running smoothly when the flight ended. "" Earl Lunker, ground crew chief, estimated it had pulled the little plane 34,807.5 miles—in a circle— turned over 67,504,500 times and burned more than 2000 gallons of gasoline. Clyde Schleipper and "VVes Carroll of Long Beach have flown longer than McDaniela,.and Baxter in a light plane but the local aviators call the Callfornians' mark a "seaplane record" because their craft has pontoons. Even in Auto Age, Balky Nag Creates Plenty of Trouble PHILADELPHIA, Oct. &4. (A, P.) Victor Phillips, Huckster, is looking for a horse psychologist—or a boy with an air rifle. Otherwise docile, Phillips' horse bolts every time it passes a certain street corner. It has careened into four parked cars and sent a woman with shock to a hospital. That isn't all the damage. Phillips sells eggs. MIXTURES fabrics of thfe faN. Soft, sNky finish* oito rlcnly ltW)d DMf9tfs*»«fMl or ffWiPfl* dHfonol high quality cmd smort styl« you've COHNI to •XfMct front Sfot§on» Soo, fnoni of 1 Stotfott Ho(Mi(|tiur lo ft • STETSON OVERCOAT HATS HIIRRV COFFEE FRESNO * BAKrRSMELD Over 3 Million Now in Use!I $950 $950 ^9 Cash ^ Month Priced as Low a* $49.95 Plus Small Carrying Charge WITHAM & BOOTH 2015 H Street Fox Theater Building Phone 2114 Men's and Ladies' Suits and Overcoats K&M CLEANERS 1919 M Street Phone 869 < (Associated Press Leased "Wire) SCO'tt', Oct. 24. — The United states embassy today asked the Russian government for Information concerning the 42 members of the crew of the American steamer City of Flint, -which was brought Into Murmansk as a war captive with a German prize crew In command. Results' of tho Inquiries were not made known immediately. Ambassador Laurence 1 A. Steln- hardt was understood to have had difficulties in locating any foreign office official because today* is the Soviet "Free Day," a holiday. There are no foreign consulates at Murmansk and American authorities had to make their Inquiries through regular channels here. One theory advanced here was the Germans had stopped another neutral vessel at sea after seizing the City of Flint on the grounds she was carrying contraband to England and put the crew aboard her. (However, at Tromso, Norway, newspaper men reported they were told the City of Flint still had its American crew when th'ey approached the ship as It lay off the Norway port Saturday. They were not allowed to board the craft.) Russian officials interned the German crew after the City, of Flint reached Murmansk. Tass, Soviet news agency, said the 4963-ton ship, owned by the United States martime commission, had entered the bay flying the Nazi flag and in charge of 18 men from a German cruiser. The City of Flint, the news agency reported, was boarded while en route from New York to Manchester, England. Tass said the ship was carrying a 3700-ton cargo of tractors, grain, fruit, leather and wax. (A dispatch from Berlin quoted the German, admiralty and propaganda ministry as saying they had no knowledge of the seizure.) The Tass report did not specify where: or when the vessel had been halted, and said nothing of the whereabouts of the crew. U. S. Will Regulate Transfers of Cargo (Associated Press Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, Oct. 24.—-The treasury, haa ordered customs officials to obtain sworn affidavits from masters of foreign ships regarding their intentions to transfer cargoes, or stores to other vessels. Affidavits will also be required from owners, shippers and consigners of cargoes destined for foreign ports. If masters of foreign-bound ships Intend to transfer cargo,: or stores to other vessels on the high seas or In port they must- list the goods to be transferred and to whom. The oaths, required by neutrality laws, apparently are intended to prevent Illegal shipments of goods from the United States to belligerents under fake manifests. opes car Y will knee plan li'll want to at a financing setup to dealer offers! Low. me-payments — to fit fpocketbook. Complete insurance. Everything at one time, at one third party" incon- venitnte—no red tape! FINANCE YOUR CAR thru your AUTO DEALER Northern California Motor Car Dealers Association Champion of fair play in sales, service and auto financing. High Seas Wrack President Harding Four Men on $50,000 Bond in AllegedShakedown Ring E OS ANGELES, Get. 24. (A. P.)—District Attorney Buron Fitts went before the County Grand Jury today to present- evidence obtained investigating reports of a "shakedown" of liquor dealers. Four men were ordered placed under $50,000 bond each on charges of conspiracy — - "*" Battered and broken furniture piled against the ship's rail, as well as fied to the havoc wrought when the liner President Harding ran into an York. More than 100 werf> injured during the storm. scores of injured passengers, testi- Atlantic hurricane en route to NQW Boy, 5, to Receive Medal for Rescue (Associated Press Leased Wire) WALTHAM, Mass., -Oct. 24.—Robert Christenson will receive a medal .for his bravery In crawling over thin Ice on the Charles river near his home last January to rescue 7-year- old Richard Morrison. A Middlesex county American Legion group announced Its 1939 medal of .valor would go to Robert—a kindergarten pupil only 5 years old. Businessman Found Dead in Automobile (Associated Press Leased W<re) • LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23.—The body of Harry L. Kean, 45, official of. a wholesale bakery equipment concern] was found in his automobile on a lonely Mint canyon side road. Deputy County Fire Warden Jack Fowler said death apparently had been caused by carbon monoxide fumes. Kean had been missing since October 9. to bribe. They are Ed Levine, lobbyist; Gilbert Forte, liquor control officer for the state board of equalization; Ray Huntsman, liquor salesman and Max Joskowitz, owner of several cocktail bars. Fitts, opposing 1 in Stiparlor Court efforts of attorneys for Levine to obtain a reduction in bail, charged: "This is a racket of the lowest type that the humane mind can conceive—directed at hundreds of poor people, taking $1000, $1500 and othei sums. Charges Conspiracy "Along comes this defendant, the titular head of the racket, shaking down, causing bankruptcies, several suicides and terrible suffering, and we propose to show to the Grand Jury that this group furnished knockout drops to 'B girls' (frequenters of some bars) to roll and rob cus tomers who unsuspectingly came into liquor establishments—and that these things wore done under the color of official right and constituted a conspiracy which had the object of robbery. "I consider Levine No. 1 ... tho financial brains of the ring." Three of'the four are In custody. Huntsman gained release earlier on ?10,000 bond on another charge. Oilier developments in the investigation: Merle Templeton, chief liquor control officer and Forte's superior, was subpoenaed before tho Grand Jury today. So was Leon Cline, cafe owner ar- Football Tilt Fatal for Young Prisoner (Associated Press Leased IFirc) PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 24.—A convict who had served- two years of a 25 to 50-year sentence for robbery died today of Internal Injuries received in tho first prison football game of the season. • A tackier swept Frank Pisatio, 24, off his feet aJS he carried. the ball around end yesterday. Pisano finished the game, then went to the prison infirmary. N. M. Requests Aid in Bridge Building WASHINGTON, Oct. 24.—Representative John J. Dempsey, (D-N. M.), has asked President Roosevelt for federal aid in reconstructing 1 11 bridges affected by canalization of the Rio Grande river. Dempsey said that tho canalization project has necessitated reconstruction of 11 bridges in Dona Anna county, New Mexico. The work will Involve about $340,000, he said. rested with Joskowitz last week Aboard an eastbound train. Clino is held as a material witness. Pierre- Summoned ^. Dixwoll Pierce, secretary of the board of equalization, was subpoenaed before the jury tomorrow and ordered to bring minutes oC the board's meetings in 1938 and 1939 and records dealing with suspensions, revocations and denials of liquor licenses. Fitts announced he had been In communication with, a "mystery woman," reported to be tho secretary of a poltical figure, and 'was convinced she had no connection with the case. Wynn Separation Litigation Settled (Associated Press Leased Wire) NEW YORK, Oct. 24.—Tho separation suit lirought against Ed Wynn, the. 'Comedian, by Frieda 1i. . M. AVynn, former Follies girl, wan discontinued In Supreme Court as the result of an out-of-court settlement in which both sides claimed satisfaction. Tho 52-year-old actor said- .that withdrawal of the suit was a "complete vindication" of himself against "unfair charges" and that his 29- year-old wife would receive "substantially less" than the $150 temporary alimony previously granted her, "but enough to prevent her from becoming a public charge." Morris L. Levine, counsel for Mrs. Wynn, said a written agreement dated October 21 "makes permanent the.separation!' and gives her "certain realties in Flushing, Long Island, and substantial weekly payments ns long as she remains unmarried." He said payments begin at ftOO*-. 'which are certainly substantial"— would bo on graduated decreasing scale. Attorneys Intimated Mrs. Wynn would seek a Reno divorce and Wynn himself said, he expected to be free to marry again. .*-<MLT etutctt toouenoM ujunwn mtmH When 50,000 motorists vote "Standard Leads"—that is a Round- Up!* A huge independent survey of Western motorists showed Standard rates first in not one—but six great motoring values: In • inviting stations, courtesy, all-around service, clean rest rooms, uniform quality gasoline, and gasoline performance! 50,000motorists can't bo wrong—prove it tor yourself! STANDARD OIL COMPANY OF CALIFORNIA #Th« largest study of motoring opinion «vtr undtrtakin In Iho Pacific W«it—conductad by tho Rots Federal (Uitarch Corporation, a nationally famed organliaNon of fact-finding expert*. Tftote va£u&6ffi qafflen with,

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