The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on January 16, 1941 · Page 13
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The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California · Page 13

San Bernardino, California
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Thursday, January 16, 1941
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WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round Farm Bureau's Chief Chides Roosevelt for Silence on Questions Vital to Agriculture SECTION TWO INLAND EMPIRE SECTION TWO INLAND EMPIRE AND TUB OAT1.T OIUNftE RE1.T NEWS PAW w-iyV'W- By DREW PEARSON and ROBERT S. ALLEN WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. The president's chatwth Ed O'Neal, soft - spoken head of the American Farm Bureau federation, was not as harmonious as the impression given when he emerged beaming from the White House. On foreign policy the two men saw eye to eye, but it was quite different on the farm question. O'Neal bluntly chided Roosevelt for not giving more consideration to agricultural interests in the de-. fense program. "We've been hearing how business will prosper and the rights of labor will be protected," O'Neal aid. "You've had plenty to say about this in your speeches, but you've been silent on the farm question as related to national defense." "Maybe that's because I have no complaint against the farmers," said Roosevelt, In effect. "Well, we have a complaint gainst you," shot back O'Neil, with no trace of jocularity. "All this bickering and indecision in congress about farm legislation to be submitted at this session is due chiefly to the administration's failure to agree on steps that should be taken." O'Neal had no real success in urging on the president the Farm Bureau's plan for government loans up to 85 per cent of parity on basic crops to keep production up to demand. (Parity loans now range from 52 to 75 per cent.) Acreage control benefits, plus the loan guarantee, he contended, would enable farmers to get full parity, while "dumping" on government warehouses of cotton and wheat surpluses could be stopped by the imposition of penalties for over-production. This plan was a compromise, O'Neal told Roosevelt, between the present loan program and the processing (sales) tax proposal of the Republican-backed income certificate plan. Roosevelt agreed that farm prices would have to be jacked up and production restricted, but demurred at appropriating more funds for parity loans. He argued that the vast defense expenditures would boost crop prices automatically. But this line of reasoning did not persuade O'Neal. "Mr. President," he said with a grin, "I'm telling you now that we're going to demand full parity from this congress. Our convention in Baltimore approved the plan I have outlined to you and we won't rest until we get it." United on Britain The tention subsided when the president and O'Neal got to discussing aid to Britain. The farm leader proudly related how the Farm Bureau convention had endorsed the policy of "all-out" aid to the hilt. "There wasn't a peep of opposition," O'Neal said. "I thought some might develop from delegates representing parts of the country reputed to be isolationist, but it didn't." Warmly thanking O'Neal for his efforts in putting the resolution over, Roosevelt remarked that no one section of the country could hardy be considered Isolationist, since each was dependent on the others in preserving national security. "We're getting letters of support from all over the country," he (Continued on Page 23, Column 7) GRIN AND BEAR IT By Lichty r nun i, r.., VA VIE A wo xiJ: '"""' - co. 'What's everybody so happy going, south $11,520 Schwartz First of 6 To 12 Candidates to Enter Mayoral Other Prospects Include Battles Expected for Council Posts Herman L. Schwartz, former W.P.A. official, yesterday announced his candidacy for the mayoral nomination, the first in a field expected to include from 6 to 12 aspirants to this office. Meanwhile, more than a dozen others were being mentioned as possible candidates for nomination for three city council seats and the mayor's office in the primary election to be held March 17. The general election will follow on April 14. Five school board this year. Although he has made no state ment, it is regarded as virtually certain that Mayor H. C. McAllister will not be a candidate for reelection. He is completing his first term in the office, which is of two years' duration. Talk of candidacy for city offices has increased materially in the past week, and several names be sides that of Mr. Schwartz have been heard in street-corner political discussions of the mayoralty con test. GRANEY AND HOLBROOK One of these is Harry F. Graney, a member of the city planning com mission and an active figure in city affairs. Another is George W. Holbrook, former justice of the peace. Will C. Seccombe, 2135 Arrowhead avenue, and Harry L. Wood, 548 Seventeenth street, are two retired business men whose names have been mentioned, and others are Gordon Stewart Sr., now city engineer, E. L. Morgan, insurance broker, and Sherman G. Batchelor, state inheritance tax collector. Council posts at stake in the forth coming election are those of tne (Continued on Page 23, Column 4) What's Doing Today 7 a.m. Argonauts, California hotel. 12 noon Lions club, California hotel. 2 p.m. Auxiliary to Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, 676 Sixth street. 5:30 p.m. San Bernardino County Council of Social Agencies, Mapes cafeteria. 6:30 p.m. 20-30 club, Mapes cafeteria. 7:30 p.m. Public hearing on Pacific Electric passenger service transfer, council chambers, city hall. 7:30 p.m. Board of education, city schools administration building, 7:30 p.m. San Bernardino lodge of Masons, Masonic temple. 7:30 p.m. San Bernardino local 101, American Labor association, Inc., Municipal auditorium. 7:30 p.m. Royal Neighbors of America, 676 Sixth street. 7:45 p.m. United Spanish War Veterans and auxiliary, Legion clubhouse. 8 p.m. Morse encampment No. 51, I.O.O.F., Odd Fellows temple. about? I'm the one that's for the winter! . PLEDGED Race Graney, Holbrook; posts also are to be liileci Senator Asks Bill to Shield County Pair Senator Ralph E. Swing of San Bernardino yesterday asked the state legislature to save from embarrassment a county couple who had lived together for nine years under the impression they were legally wed. Under the terms of Senator Swing's measure, unmarried persons who have lived together openly and publicly for more than one year may be married without a license by a clergyman upon presentation of affidavits. The affidavits would state the names, ages and circumstances of the union of the parties involved, Senator Swing said. The affidavits would be attached to church records. In the case cited by Senator Swing, the man and woman assumed they were legally married, but there ig no record to prove they had been wed by a minister. Senator Swing also was the author of a skeleton bill to appropriate money from the special horse race board fund to state fairs. The appropriation amounts with the exception of $125,000 for support of the state fair at Sacramento were left blank until the figures are determined in hearings, the senator said. The year 1940 was "one of advancement" for the Santa Fe Federal Savings & Loan association, its secretary - manager, Lawrence P. Patterson, reported to the board yesterday at the association's annual meeting. The report shows that at the close of business on Dec. 31, 1940, the resources of the association totaled $2,124,831, an increase of $131,884 over the 1939 year. The association's loan volume totaled $428,750 on home mortgage security, or approximately one-third of all loans made by savings and loan associations of San Bernardino county. Of the loans, $245,000 was advanced for new construction, $72,000 for the purchase of homes and $93,000 to (Continued on Page 23, Column 2) Three Youths Sign For Naval Service Three youths were enlisted in the U. S. navy yesterday from the San Bernardino recruiting station, it was announced by Maurice H. Deal, recruiting officer. They were Alfred George Ahrens, 1247 Central avenue, San Bernardino; Charles Farmer Jr. of Corona, and Joseph W. Coleman of River side. Thoy will be trained five weeks at San Diego before fleet assignments. SANTA FE LDAN H If. GiS CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR TAKES POST DESPITE LEGION'S PROTEST Jack Majors, who registered in the draft as a conscientious objec tor, yesterday took office in the county probation department despite demands of the American Legion that the probation committee withdraw hia appointment. Mr. Majors, who said he is opposed to fighting in aggression or invasion of other nations but is willing to bear arms jn defense of his country, said his objections to military service spring from his religious beliefs. Two of the three superior court judges, who ratified the probation THURSDAY BUS RUBE IS5UET0WGHT Hearing on P. E.'s Request to Abandon D Street Service, Retain Tracks Called Whether San Bernardino will permit the Pacific Electric railway to abandon its street car service and retain the D street lines for hauling freight, may be determined tonight at a public hearing to be conducted by the mayor and coun cil at the city hall. The Pacific Electric proposes to transfer its passenger franchise to the Pacific City Lines, a northern California bus company which would establish motor coach service in San Bernardino. Mayor H. C. McAllister issued an invitation to all residents interested in the issue to attend the hearing. which will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the city council chambers. MAYOR ASKS VIEWS "We hope that this hearing will bring out the opinions of everyone interested and that a solution of the problem will result," the mayor said. Although no official action can be taken at the meeting, it is antic! pated that an agreement may be reached, he said. O. A. Smith of Los Angeles, presi dent of the Pacific Electric Rail way Co., and C. H. Jones, general agent in San Bernardino, will rep resent the P.E., while T. J. Manning will represent the Pacific Cities Lines. He is president of the bus operators. OPERATE AT LOSS Declaring that its street cars are being operated in San Bernardino at a loss, the Pacific Electric has applied for the transfer of the pas senger franchise to Mr. Manning's company, which recently estab lished bus service in Pasadena and Glendale under similar agreements with the railway. When the transfer was first proposed, members of the council an nounced that they would refuse such a transfer unless the P.E (Continued on Page 23, Column 3) Auto Overturns On Desert Road, Motorist Killed Victor Novack, 35 years old, of Chambless, Mojave desert community, was instantly killed Tuesday night when his car overturned on U. S. highway 66 about 40 miles west of Needles, said Coroner R. E. Williams. Novack was alone in his car when it left the highway and overturned. Officer W. P. Terry of the Cali 10 Killed In Traffic Accidents since Jan. 1, 1941 Six same data Ia6t ,year. fornia Highway patrol, said his investigation indicated that Novack's car careened from the highway when he fell asleep. Novack's body was removed to Dixon's mortuary in Barstow. Deputy Coroner Edward P. Doyle is conducting an investigatiton into the accident. State Head Meets With County Group Harry Krebs, of Sacramento, state apiary inspector, yesterday addressed a meeting of the San Bernardino County Honey Producers' association at the farm bureau offices. B. W. Neuman of Mentone, president, said that a new national outlet for honey, which would benefit all county producers, was discussed. A California food manufacturer is experimenting with the use of honey in prepared breakfast foods and if the food meets with wide approval, the demand .for California honey will be greatly increased. committee's appointment of Mr. Majors, declined to comment on the Legion's protests, while the probation department, for the most part, was noncommittal. Judges Frank A. Leonard and Benjamin F. Warmer approved the appointment, while Judge Charles L. Allison declined to sign. The board of supervisors, which was notified by the Legion of its stand, has no authority over the appointment. The Legion, at a twenty-fifth dis trict meeting at Ontario Tuesday night, unanimously voted to take MORNING, JANUARY TO INDUSTRIAL DRIVE -7 EX-CITY GIRL, NOW STAR, TO WED f " l Brenda Joyce, screen actress who wan wciiiaiuiiiu nw w iw.y "3r ioA RanrHau countant, and Brenda were childhood sweethearts. n lis id TAKE EFFECT Two county ordinances designed to promote law enforcement one providing for registration of ex-convicts and the other requiring junk dealers to file daily reports of purchaseswill become effective today. Both ordinances were adopted by the board of supervisors upon recommendations of Sheriff EmmettL. Shay and District Attorney Jerome B. Kavanaugh. Under the registration law, all ex-convicts who have been convicted of a felony after 1924 must register at the sheriff's office within 24 hours after they enter the county. Photographs and fingerprints will be taken and will be kept in a closed file together with the name, aliases, description of the ex-convict and nature of the crime for which he was imprisoned. Sheriff Shay said that while the ordinance only applies to unincorporated areas, that ex-convicts liv- (Continued on Page 23, Column 7) Minimum of 29 Forecast Today Temperatures will drop to 29 de grees early this morning in some parts of the San Bernardino valley, but no firing will be necessary, Federal Meteorologist Jack Janofsky of Redlands predicted last night. "Skies will be clear, with very little wind, and there will be a slow steady drop in temperature," he said. Minimum temperatures were pre dicted as follows: Redlands, High land and Yucaipa, 31 degrees; Rial- to, Bloomington, Cotton, Fontana, and San Bernardino, 29 degrees. the action against the appointment of a conscientious objector as public employe. Of the seven members of the county probation committee, two supported Mr. Majors' appointment, four were noncommittal and the seventh could not be reached. Mrs. Agnes F. Lewis of Redlands, chairman of the committee, declined to discuss the matter, but ques tioned the authority of the situa tion. "I know nothing about this situa- (Continued on Page 23, Column 2) 16, 1941 i I i A was Betty Leabo when she attended the Harding Elementary school in watr.hes her fiance. Owen Ward, siqn a notice of their intention , anH snftnH their honevmoon n snow School Romance Will Lead Couple to Altar Actress and Accountant, Sweethearts of Childhood, Take Culminating a childhood romance, Brenda Joyce, former San Bernardino schoolgirl who has won fame one of the most promising of the younger Hollywood starlets, and Owen Ward, Los Angeles accountant, will be married at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Alban's Episcopal church in Westwood. The wedding ceremony will be attended by only 25 friends and elatives, with the couple leaving for a week's honeymoon in Yose-mite immediately following the event. Miss Joyce is really Betty Leabo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grafton Leabo, former San Bernardino residents. Mr. Leabo served as promoter at the Orange Belt Athletic club for several years. Betty was a child of seven or eight years of age when her family San Bernardino's "march of dimes" campaign, conducted an nually to raise funds for infantile paralysis victims, was organized yesterday. Chairmen who will conduct the drive under the direction of Dr. F. E. Clough, city chairman, were named at a meeting in Dr. Clough's office. Lieut.-Col. C. N. Braswell will di rect the campaign and will be as sisted by T. H. Gail, schools chair man, and Mrs. Lester Schnore, city (Continued on Page 23, Column 6) Soldier Will Face Charge of Forgery A March field soldier who identified himself as Edgar Leroy Bueh- ler, 30 years old, was returned to San Bernardino last night to face an accusation of passing a forged check. Arrested in Los Angeles, Buehler was brought to San Bernardino by Sgt. A. L. Luce of the police depart ment and George Pickett of Sheriff Emmett L. Shay's staff. Officers said Buehler forged a check to buy an automobile from Sievers & Ray, 879 E street DIES Iff DllliE PLANNED A J - covered Yosemit Ward, an ac Vows Saturday moved to San Bernardino. She at tended Harding school. Her family moved to Los Angeles shortly after she had completed her primary schooling and she entered Mt. Vernon Junior High school there. It was at Mt. Vernon that she met her husband-to-be, Mr. Ward. They were classmates through junior high school, high school and the University of California at Los An geles. While still a student at the university, Miss Leabo began work as a fashion model, and soon attracted the attention of film talent scouts. After graduation from uni versity she went directly into motion picture work and climbed steadily to star ranking. Among her recent successes were "Here I Am a Stranger," "The Rains Came," "Kentucky" and other hit films. City Resident Hurt In Fall at His Home Walter Fiss, San Bernardino pho tographer, last night suffered possi ble fractures of the spine and pel vis in a fall at his home, 269 G street, county hospital attendants reported. Mr. Fiss was confined to the hos pital, where his condition was described as good. Woman Mixes 'Cyanide Cocktail Takes Life Drinking a "cyanide cocktail," Mrs. Helen Young Kennedy, the attractive 31-year-old wife of an Alhambra drugstore owner, took her life early yesterday in an auto court near Upland, said Coroner R. E. Williams. Mrs. Kennedy mixed the deadly cocktail with potassium cyanide and whiskey, said Deputy Coroner William J. Weller who investigated the death. Mrs. Kennedy's husband, T. Wilkes Kennedy, informed Mr. Weller that his wife had been depressed for several weeks. She told her husband Tuesday that she would be away from home over night and registered at the auto court about 3 p.m. that day. Mr Joseph McCarthy wife of isb m FOR EXPANSION $14,000 Budget to Be Submitted For Big Campaign to Bring New Payrolls to City Businessmen of San Ber nardino last night took a long step toward the goal of industrial expansion, pledg ing $11,520 for promotional work of the San Bernardino chamber of commerce industrial committee during the ensuing year. Virtually every large firm and many Individual businessmen re sponded to the appeal for fundi which was made at a dinner spon sored by the chamber committee in the California hotel. Sixty-fiv pledges were made, and many promised by companies not owned locally. The committee, formed recently of representatives of the chamber. the Argonaut club, the San Bernardino Real Estate board and the San Bernardino Contractors asso ciation, will submit a budget of $14,000 for its announced work- to bring more industries to San Bernardino and expand payrolls. APPEAL BY THORESON The fund appeal, which was made by Postmaster Harold P. Thoreson, followed talks by Dr. Robert E. Vivian of University of Southern California and Lieut.-Col. Joseph L. Stromme of March field. Raymond J. Doyle, chairman of the joint committee, outlined the plan of action and explained the need for replacing shrinking in comes in the city. The committee of 12 men will begin the canvass of industries known to be expanding as soon as the budget is approved by the chamber of commerce direc torate, "We have a big job to do," Mr. Doyle said, "a job in which every citizen of San Bernardino has a vital interest. I'm sure our committee, , which has worked out a plan known to have been successful, will realize the goal of industrial prosperity." CITY AID SOUGHT Mayor H. C. McAllister praised the proposed plan and announced that he would ask the city council to allocate a sum from municipal funds to the project. Largest contributors were the Harris Co. with $75 per month for 12 months; Coca Cola Bottling Co., $50 per month for a year; The Sun Co., $50 per month for a year, and Garner Motor Co., $50 per month for, a year. The American National bank and the Citizens National bank each contributed $40 per month for 12 months. Dr. Vivian, counselor in chemical research problems and the development of that industry, discussed the vast mineral resources of San Bernardino county and forecast the im- (Continued on Page 23, Column 4) Gun or No Gun, Thief Captured When George Spilsbury, San Bernardino taxi driver, saw a man steal a fully-loaded automatic pistol from his cab, he gave chase, gun or no gun. And when the chase ended, Spilsbury knocked the thief through a plate glass window and recovered the pistol. The man identified himself to police as Bob Jacobs, 30, of Ogden, Utah. He was held in the county jaii. Spilsbury told police he was returning to his cab, parked in the 600 block on Court street, when he saw a man jump out with the gun in his hand. The chase ended at Court and F streets. the proprietor of the auto court, said the woman appeared in good spirits when she registered and said she saw a light in her apartment about 8 p.m. When Mrs. Kennedy did not appear by 1 p.m., Mrs. McCarthy entered the house and found the woman dead. She was lying in bed, fully clothed. On the floor were two glasses, one containing a small amount of the cyanide solution. Deputy Coroner Weller said na notes were found. A can of potassium cyanide and a partlally-fllled whiskey bottle were found In the room. Mrs. Kennedy's body was removei to Stone's mortuary 1 UplaM,

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