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San Bernardino, California
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Monday, February 2, 1931
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LATE NEWS OF INLAND EMPIRE READ THE NEW NORRIS SERIAL MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 2, 1931 BIG PINES SPORTS CARNIVAL . ATTENDED BY 30. 000 IAL HEARING TO BE HELD TUESDAY Planning Commission Will Hear Arguments for and Against Petition of Catholics The San Bernardino city planning commission tomorrow night will conduct a public hearing on the application of St. Bernardine'B parish for permission to establish a cemetery on a 30-acre plot just north of Mountain View avenue. In view of the interest already manifested both by proponents and opponents of the project, members of the planning body yesterday said they anticipated a large attendance at the meeting, protests To Project Made Several protests have already been lodged against the proposal, according to Chairman W. H. Reed of the planning body. Several of the protests came from out-of-town residents who own or control property in the vicinity of the proposed site. Others, many of whom reside in the Newmark tract adjacent to the property, have held mass meetings to lay plans for opposing the proposition when it comes before the planners tomorrow night. On the other hand those favoring the mountain side location are planning to attend the hearing in full force in support of the program. With the exception of Secretary Charles L. Flack, the planning commissioners expressed opposition to the project at a meeting two weeks ago, although they declined to definitely reject the application until the attitude of neighboring residents could be ascertained. Planners Report Against Project Maintaining that the site is in direct line with San Bernardino's future growth and that it was in the vicinity of what would be the city's future "Hollywood," the committee of three planners composed of J. E. Rich, DeWitt Mitcham and Dr. Carol Aronovici, planning commission consultant, reported after an Investigation that another site would probably meet with less opposition at this time. Under plans submitted by the Rev. Patrick J. Dunne, rector of St Bernardlne's parish, the ceme tery will contain 30 acres, 21 acres! Inside and nine outside tne city limits. The property is located Just north and west of Mountain View avenue where the Pacific Electric railway tracks turn right to the Arrowhead Springs hotel. College Begins Registration For Night Extension Classes Registration for night extension classes begins tonight at 7 o'clock at the San Bernardino Junior col lege. Classes will be organized im mediately and begin the term's work. Many comprehensive courses have been scheduled, several being the result of popular demand. In the business department, either short hand or bookkeeping was at first offered, but many requests for both subjects have resulted in arrangements for giving both. Also opening on Monday will be commercial law, taught by R. P. Ward; English A or 1A, given by E. J. Robins; American Government, W. G. Burgin; solid geometry, R. F. Glenn, and microscopic technique, Dr. James Harvey.. Those wishing American history with Dr. C. H. Laub, advanced Spanish with Miss Mattie Ramelli, or advertising and salesmanship with C. E. Christopher, will find those classes opening Tuesday evening. Dr. Tempe Allison's play production class, which is open only to those who are willing to be active participants in the study of plays, will be organized Thursday night. Clog dancing, taught byfMrs. Erma Glass has been the most popular demand so far. This course is given in the gymnasium also on Thursday evenings. Indiana Sheriff Wants Data On 'Poisoning' in Gate City Reports that a young San Bernardino woman was poisoned here two weeks ago were being investigated yesterday by the police department. The reports came in a letter to Chief of Police Harry R. Heap from Bert White, sheriff of Marlon county, Ind. The sheriff's letter, with the name of a suspect deleted, follows: "I have Information in my office here that a man named poisoned a young woman in San Bernardino about two weeks ago. Please wire me immediately details of the poisoning. I may have definite clews of the poisoner." Police records fall to disclos of ficial renorts of 8 -' i forfoil n In iha About a month a& young woman was rt either taken poison o poisoned but no offic made and following a gation the case was d Mr. Groundhog Awakes to Make Annual Weather Pokes Nose From Den And Looks Around For His 'Shadow Today is what the easterner calls "groundhog day." Of course in this land of sunshine almost every day in the year, the occasion has little meaning. ' But the easterner who has made his home here will remember the significance of the day in the snow bound communities where the day is supposed to presage the sort of weather that will be expected dur ing the remainder of the winter season. According to the legend, the wiry little animal comes out of his hole in the ground where he has stayed since autumn, on the second day of every February, and if he sees the sun shining, or rather, if he sees his own shadow, he goes back Into his hole to remain for six weeks longer. The shadow on Feb. 2 is his proof that the backbone of winter has not been fractured. If the groundhog does not see his shadow, Old Boreas still has something of a sensational nature up his sleeve ere he relaxes his icy grasp from nature. While many persons do not be lieve in groundhog day, and its relationship to the weather, there are many who are positive that the second day of February rules the season's work accordingly. In San Bernardino county, the groundhog would become greatly OPEN SUBWAY Paving Job on Highway Beneath Underpass Started, Project To Be Ended in 60 Days Financed jointly by the state highway department and the Pacific Electric railway, the underpass at Muscat, on the Foothill boulevard 10 miles west of San Bernardino, will be thrown open to travel within the next 60 days. This was the announcement yesterday as workmen began pouring concrete on the first portion of the highway under the railway bridge. The concrete bridge was finished several weeks ago. Paving of the highway is all that remains to complete the project. Besides the highway there is a pedestrian walk under the bridge and an elaborate system of drainage has been installed which will take off almost any amount of flood water. For the last five months motorists have been detoured around the bridge while workmen built a track around the project for the Pacific Electric cars. ' One of the most dangerous highway-railroad crossings between San Bernardino and Los Angeles is eliminated through construction of the underpass, according to E. Q. Sullivan, district state highway engineer at San Bernardino. While there is a good view of the crossing for several hundred yards each direction, numerous accidents have occurred at the crossing during the last few years. Gate City'$Rlinfall Total Hits 6.02 Inches for Season Possibility of further showers in Southern California today were seen by the United States weather bureau yesterday, although late last night the skies above San Bernardino were perfectly clear. The forecast for todav was rlnuriv with possible showers. Another .10 or an inch fell in San Bernardino after 6 p. m. Saturday, bringing the total for the season to 6.02. STILL CHARGE M. Acosta, a Mexican, of 1053 Seventh street, was held by San Bernardino police last night on a charge of possession of a still. The arrest was made by Officers Lawrence Jordan and R. M. Seamster. T T Re Hands Restaurant Seriously Damaged by Early Morning Fire Fire early yesterday caused extensive damage to Martha's grill, threatening for nearly an hour to spread through the center of Red- lands business district. Damage to the restaurant was approximately $5,000, said Garrett Huizing, building contractor, whose wife operates the business. Flames that started in the roof above the kitchen and banquet room were discovered at 4:45 a. m. by the morning cook. The cause has not been determined definitely, said Fire Chief Perrln G. Trowbridge. Fire and water wrecked the ban Forecast Today II: ' Amaaltd Prtu FhoH This is Mr. Groundhog, scheduled to make his annual weather prediction today. bewildered at the numerous shadows he would cast on almost any day in the midst of winter. Congregation of 800 Turns Out At Methodist Institution to Welcome Former Pastors A great congregation of more than 800 persons greeted returned former pastors, their wives and members of their families at the "home coming" held yesterday at the First Methodist Episcopal church in San Bernardino. Dr. George W. White, who held the pastorate of the local church from 1889 to 1892, led the procession of the clergy. Mrs. Joseph Lyddon, a resident of the city, represented her father, Dr. David H. Gillan who was pastor in 1903-04. Next were Mrs. John E. Hall, representing her husband, Dr. E. Hall, who was here in 1918; Dr. Charles B. Dalton, pastor in 1919-21, and Dr. and Mrs. Walter C. Loom Is who held the record for the longest pastorate,, seven years. ' Associate pastors were Dr. R. M. Cullison, the Rev. Robert Blume of Wilmington, the Rev. Zenas D. Bancroft of the Scpulveda Methodist Episcopal community church, and Mrs. Harry Hope Hunt, representing her husband. The order of service was especially arranged for the occasion with organ and choir numbers, and the visiting clergy participating in enacting the various offices. Dr. Loomis, now superintendent of the Long Beach district, preached the morning service, using the subject, "Unemployment In the Churches." Dr. Clyde M. Crist, pastor of the Vermont Square church of Los Angeles delivered the evening sermon, speaking on "Demonstrating the Truth." Two hundred persons attended the community picnic dinner at noon which was served by the Ladies' Aid society. The guest register contained many names of out of town guests and it was estimated that close to 100 former pastors and members of the congregation answered ; the invitation of the local church for the unusual day of fellowship, which was planned by the present pastor, the Rev. Golder I. Lawrence. Several letters were read from pastors who could not be present, including Dr. George F. Bovard, Dr. W. W. Cookman, Dr. Alfred In-wood, and the Rev. J. A. Wachob. quet room and kitchen and the main dining room was badly smudged. Despite the extensive damage, the restaurant will reopen for business Tuesday. Crews were put to work Immediately, Installing temporary ceilings and repairing the damage. "An expensive carpet in the banquet room was ruined, the piano was made worthless, drapes were burned, dishes broken and ventilating equipment destroyed," said Mr. Huizing. "Promptness of the fire department saved the building from complete destruction, how- CHURCH HOLDS 1MEC1I' BODIFOUM WELL IT BE GANG VICTIM'S Mob Warfare Held Responsible By Riverside Sheriff After Murder Revealed on Ranch Gangsters were definitely blamed yesterday for the brutal murder of an unidentified white man, whose nude body, the skull crushed and bullet pierced, was found Saturday in a dry water well on an aban doned farm 25 miles east of River side. This was the announcement last night of Sheriff Carl Rayburn, following: a 36-hour investigation of Riverside county's newest murder mystery. A squad of hand-picked deputies who assisted Sheriff Ray-burn in the probe, backed up their chief in the announcement; "There is no doubt in my mind but that the man was 'taken for a ride' by gangsters," the sheriff said. Rancher Believes Death Sedan Seen "He was stripped of his clothing in efforts to prevent identification. "Aside from the theory that the murder was the work of a gang of gunmen," Sheriff Rayburn said, '.'we have uncovered no evidence on which to base arrests." That the killers used a luxurious sedan in their work of disposing of the body, however, was indicated through information furnished the authorities by Albert Robinson, ranch hand, who was employed near the well Into which the body was hurled. The ranch is near Romo- land. Robinson said that he saw a sedan occupied by four or five men speed down the road and turn into the farm Thursday night, going in the direction of the well. Officers are checking on this angle. The man's body, nude, and with a bullet wound behind the right ear and a deep gash above the fore head and a deep cut on the right side of the head, was found by two small boys who had been hunting in the hills. They notified the of ficers. Estimate Age At 45 Years The body was that of a man about 45 years of age. He was a heavy set man with reddish Dionae hair and his upper teeth were false. A road seldom used winds across barren fields to the run-down farm on which the well is located. About 100 feet from the well is a weather-beaten, one-room adobe shack. In this shack Sheriff Rayburn said that thekiilers held their final conference with the man condemned to die. There, in this musty room that is threaded with cobwebs, the killers shot and battered their victim. - Before their flight the murderers had paused to cover the grave of their victim with an old buggy wheel. The man had been dead from between 24 and 36 hours when found, medical authorities said. Gate City Realty Market Is More Active, Johnson Finds Increased activity in San Bernardino real estate transactions was envisioned yesterday by Arthur Johnson, realtor, whose offices are located at 423 Fourth street. Mr. Johnson said that there is an increased demand for San Bernardino real estate and that business was good during 'January. "The only hindrance to a live real estate market at the present time is that the majority of property owners are unwilling to sell at the present real market value of the property." Several sales and trades in business and residential property were made by his firm during January totaling in excess of $30,000, Mr. Johnson asserted. Neighborly Service Places Mexican Handiwork on Display The Home of Neighborly Service of San Bernardino is displaying various works of Mexican craft at the Smart Shop, 337 E street. The display will be maintained until Wednesday, Feb. 4, in connection with the Home's annual drive for funds which continues through the entire week. Articles on display vary in nature from pieces of pottery and dishes to types of Mexican hand work in cloth. Toreadors and bulls made of plaster, decorative fruit shells depicting a love scene and Indian life, carved chocolate beaters, and a cowboy with his horse made in straw bring color and interesting features of the Mexican people. RADIO STOLEN A 7-tube radio, cigars and cigarettes were stolen Saturday night or early Sunday from a restaurant at 301 West Colton avenue, It was reported yesterday to Redlands police by Mrs. Charles Barr, the proprietor. A burglar forced his way through a door, said Mrs. Barr. Wife, 'Dead' for 12 Years, Ruled Alive by Court With no respect at all for the court order declaring her officially dead, Mrs. Mary M. Donnelly has returned to her Los Angeles home after wandering 12 years In a mental fog out of which she emerged only once, fleetingly, In San Bernardino. She told her strange story Saturday to Superior Judge Fletcher Bowron in Los Angeles and the court formally gave her back her legal Identity which was taken away when she was ruled dead several years ago. In March, 1918, according to the story the woman told the court, she lost her memory after a long series of domestic troubles. She wandered off, and her husband, John E. Donnelly, believing her dead, finally took the matter into court. The court declared her dead and Donnelly collected $2,413 in insurance. What happened to her during those years of wandering Mrs. Donnelly has not the faintest idea. Only once did a ray of light penetrate the haze which shrouded her mentality, and she found herself in San Bernardino. Learning her whereabouts, she started for home, but before she could reach there the fog again descended and she renewed her aimless wandering. A few days ago she suddenly found herself. She went home and began action to revive herself legally. Under Judge Bowron's order the family home, given to her husband, reverts to her. The court stated that the question of the insurance payment was something for the Insurance company to worry about. Playground Activity for Next Spring and Summer Will Be Submitted to Advisors San Bernardino's playground ac tivities for this spring and sum. mer are being whipped into shape and will be ready for submission to the park advisory committee of 15 within the next few days, A. L. Walmsley, city park and play ground superintendent, said yester day. "Playground activities this year will cover a wider field than last," Mr. Walmsley said. "We expect to install additional playground equipment purchased by the park department funds. This, together with equipment do nated by organizations and public spirited citizens will do much to foster more interest among the kiddies." Hundreds of visitors are likewise expected to be attracted to the municipal mountain playground In the San Bernardino mountains, Mr. Walmsley said. The site is one of the mot picturesque in the mountains. While additional facilities are badly needed, nevertheless the resort because of the beautiful sceenery and the clear view of the surrounding country, attracts scores of weekend guests. Several big community stoves are available and there is plenty of firewood for those who like to camp out, Walmsley said. The indications are that the advisory committee of 15 will meet within the next 10 days to discuss plans for the spring and summer activities. This will be the first meeting of the board in 1931. Governor and Adjutant Will Review Guard Unit in City Gov. James Rolph Jr., and Adjutant-General Seth Howard arc expected to review the third battalion of California national guard and legionnaires from all parts of California when they are mobilized in San Bernardino March 1 to participate in the celebration of American Legion day at the National Orange Show, it was announced yesterday by Louis Wolff, president of the citrus classic, and I. N. Gilbert, captain of company M, national guard. PARKPROGRil TAKING SHAPE Attorney, Injured in Folding Bed, Shows Slight Improvement Encouraging reports on the condition of Oliver M. Charlcvllle, San Bernardino attorney, who suffered a crushed backbone when he was pinned in his folding bed at the Norman Manor apartments Seventeenth and E streets last Thursday, were received last night from the Community hospital at Pasadena. Dr. E. A. Dunlap, his attending physician, said that Mr. Charleville spent a comfortable day yesterday and was believed slightly improved last night, .He is still paralyzed, HIT-RUN PILOT SOUGHT AFTER YOUTH INJURED Boy May Die; Seven Others Are Hurt in Wave of Accidents During Week-End Travel Eight persons were injured, one perhaps fatally and a hit-and-run driver was being sought as the cul mination of a series of automobile accidents in and near San Bernar dino over the week-end. Jack Cunningham, 13 years old, of 915tt Grant street, San Bernar dino, was struck by a hit-run driver at Third and I streets early yester day. Attaches at the county hoepi tal yesterday said that his condi tion was critical. Officer Frank J. Martin of the police department said that the au tomobile was loaded with Filipinos. The Impact threw Cunningham to the pavement and the car sped on ward. May Amputate njured Leg The youth's right leg was badly shattered and amputation may be necessary. Cunningham lost a large amount of blood and he also suffered an injury to his right arm and body cuts and bruises. "Tex" Corneilson of San Bernardino, took the boy to the hospital while the accident was reported to police by C. A. Buehl of the Auto Electric Co., and H. F. Gray of the Santa Fe railway, Vlctorville, eye-witnesses. Pinned beneath a heavy sedan which plunged into a ravine following a collision with another car on the Cajon road late Saturday night, Mrs. K. L. Gilman, 62 years old,' 2901 Washington boulevard, Ocean Park, suffered severe cuts and bruises, according to reports on file at police headquarters. Mrs. Gilman was an occupant of an auto driven by F. L. Kendall of the same address while the other machine was driven by John H, Cunningham, 1365 South Figueroa street, Los Angeles. Kendall and Cunningham suffered minor cuts and bruises. Mrs. -Gilman was treated at Ramona hospital and was able to proceed to Ocean Park. Pasadena Youth Hurt In Crash Ray Arron, 3152 F street, San Bernardino, and H. Hoekstra, 281 East D street, Colton, suffered minor cuts and bruises when their machines collided on Twenty-third street, west of Arrowhead avenue, according to police reports. Raymond Miller of San Bernardino and an unidentified Los Angeles woman motorist were badly shaken up when their cars collided at Highland and Mt. Vernon avenues early yesterday. Miller reported the accident to police. The woman's name was not ascertained. Henry Lee, 8 years old, of Pasa dena, suffered cuts and bruises late yesterday in an automobile accl dent on the Cajon pass road about five miles from San Bernardino. The youth was riding In the car with his parents when the machine collided with another. He was thrown against the windshield. He received treatment at the 'Ramona hospital and was dismissed. 1 Plans for Annual Reunion of Van Leuvens Laid by Family Prizes for those coming from the most distant points, for the couple longest married, for the oldest and the youngest members present and for the three oldest members of the family will be given at the reunion of the pioneer Van Leuven family. The second annual reunion of the descendants of Frederick and Ben jamin Van Leuven who settled in San Bernardino valley with their families in 1851 will be held June 7. Arrangements for the affair were made by 20 members of the family who gathered yesterday at the home of Mrs. L, E. Janney on Arrowhead avenue. Members of the family meeting yesterday were Mrs. Wilms Ver-furth of Gardenvlew, South Gate, Mr. and Mrs. Lelund Mcintosh of Compton, Delina Davis of Long Beach, Mr. and Mrs. J. Gordon Smith, Myrtle Spangler, Jeanette Spangler, Charles E. Van Leuven, Thomas Grimes, Martecia Hudson, Ira Poppett, Alberta Simmons, Zet-ta Wright and Mrs. Janney. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Henderson and Thomas Holmes were the special guests. however, and unable to move a muscle, the spinal cord being pinched, and Dr. Dunlap said that he was still in an extremely critical condition. The San Bernardino attorney, with offices in the Andreson building, was the victim of a strange accident. The accident is believed to have been caused by screws giving way that held the spring mechanism of the bed. Mr. Charleville was crushed by the two iron bars between the headposts Queen Reigns at Big Pines Over Winter Carnival Afooiatud Prut Photo Betty Johnson, 18, reigned over winter sports carnival which closed at Big Pines yesterday. Three Classes Connected With Aviation Study Included in Second Semester Work Ten new daytime courses are being given for the, first time at the San Bernardino junior college with the opening of the second sem ester, officials announced yesterday. The courses are added because of the interest shown by adults. Three courses related to the study of aviation are presented. They are aerial navigation, to be taught by George M. Smith; meteorology, by W. J. Yeaton, and practical astonomy, by F. B. Lindsay. Of special appeal to adults will be a course in ' social problems given by Robert P. Ward, who will direct the class in its study of crime, poverty and welfare work. Classes will be held at 8:30 a. m. Business economics is another study to be presented. This class will be taught by Dr. Grace Baum-gartner; computation will be in charge of Lawrence Gage, and penmanship will be taught by an instructor to be named later. Special students in piano and voice may also register, college officials said. Collision With Street Car Injured Gate City Barber W. A Hunt, San Bernardino barber, of 858 Fifth street, was critically injured late last night when his automobile collided with a Pacific Electric street car at First and Main streets, Riverside. Hunt was en route to San Bernardino when the accident occurred. The street car was said to have been discharging passengers and had stopped. Hunt was taken to the Riverside Community hospital. He was reported to have suffered a fractured skull and several cuts and bruises about the head. HIT, RUN DRIVER Lawrence Ames, 12 years old, of 770 Second street, San Bernardino, suffered cuts and bruises about the right arm and right leg last night when an auto in which he was riding with his brother, Elmer Ames, was struck by a hit and run machine on Base Line, east of Waterman avenue. HYDRAULIC BRAKE SPECIALISTS Factory Representative Look heed Hydraulic Brakes Willard Service Station C.'W. BARNES ACCESSORY SERVICE CO. Arrowhead and Base Line "B NEW usiness oervice Yes, it means just what it says . . . business service of all kinds Typewriters Repaired, Furniture Repairing, Paperhanging, Painting, Landscape Gardening, Tree Trimming, Plowing, Carpentering, Radio Service, Cement Work, etc. Find the worker you want by reading The Sun-Telegram Business Directory. ENGEN BREAKS " WORLD RECORD EOR SKI JUMP Great Performance by Famous Stars Climax Three-Day Event at Big Pines Approximately 30,000 pes sons attended the winter sports carnival at Big Pines yesterday and saw Alf En gen of Salt Lake City, Utah, leap 243 feet to set a new: world's record for ski jumping. The ski contests climaxed the three-day winter sports carnival at the resort. The attendance at the sports fiesta yesterday set new records, officials said last night A 10-lncb. snow covered the ground, and the weather was ideal for every varletj; of winter sport Engen Breaks Former Record While the ski-jumping events topped a well-rounded program, thousands participated in snow-shoeing, skating and practice ski ing. Automobiles were parked solidly two miles from the ski way. Of ficials of the junior chamber of commerce of Los Angeles sponsor ed the events. In setting a new ski jumping record Engen broke the former record of 231 feet set by him last Friday. As winner he received $265 of a $1,000 purse. Engen jumped 247 feet at Ogden, Utah, recently, but the mark was not recognized. He and Lars Hau-gen of Lake Tahoe set a new mark last Friday of 231 feet "and Hau-gen equaled the 231-foot clearance twice yesterday. As winner of the jumping con- , tests, Engen won the Pacific South-w e s t professional ski-jumping championship. , Halvor Hveldstadt, Big Pines, did 231 feet, and Sven Engen, Alfs 19-year-old brother, attained a 223-foot Jump. Ted Rex, Detroit national champion, jumped 222 feet Amateur Jumps Abandoned Three amateur jumpers were scheduled to leap, but after two of them jumped and fell, officials refused to allow the third to try, Dennis Murphy, Los Angeles, jumped 149 feet and broke both skis. He was uninjured. The four-mile cross country ski race was won by A. Brodahl, Los Angeles, in 18 minutes 45 seconds. L., Hascher, Los Angeles, was second in 19 minutes 43 seconds. The two-day dog derby ended yesterday with a three and one-half mile race. A. P. Doga, Crystal Lake camp, won with a total time of 32 minutes 8 seconds for the three and one-half miles yesterday and the four and one-half miles Saturday. Arthur Keogh, Big . Pines, Saturday's winner, was second with 33:06. Bill Sprout, Hollywood, finished third in 45:54, and Alex Cowie, Big Jines, failed to finish. Bob Howard, Ventura, won the 250-yard derby for "mutt" dogs. One Hurt, Another Jailed, In Redlands Traffic Mishaps Two traffic accidents in the Red-lands business district were reported yesterday. One person was injured and another was held in jail for several hours, then released, f Phoebe Johnson, riding in the rear seat of an automobile driven by I. N. Johnson of 403 East Citrus avenue, sustained slight head injuries in a collision at Eighth, and East State streets. George K. Johnson and A. C. Black, both driving north on Orange street, collided south of Lu- . gonia avenue. Black was taken to the city jail and later released. Elks, Attention! Past Exalted Rulers Night Annual program to honor past exalted rulers of San Bernardino lodge with P. E. R.'s In the chairs. Trout dinner at 6:30 o'clock, nominations of officers, and vaudeville. Come out sure or you will miss one of the biggest events of the year. This meeting brings out most of the old timers whom you have not seen for some time. JACK HOSFIELD, Secretary. 1

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