Salinas Morning Post from Salinas, California on December 19, 1930 · 1
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Salinas Morning Post from Salinas, California · 1

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Friday, December 19, 1930
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! 2TV Cv SllOfe 'rl Devoted To The News And Interests Of Monterey County in i'k fSKTOLfos Now! Only Six Days Itemain ' Until Christmas w iV i h. l " j ..JwHUHI-iJW until in It? Wli)f UUMlJi J. J. lllhtWCiH " " -1 ! ,,, , M inritK-uililiiiUa. VOLUME II. SALINAS, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1930. NUMBER 26. ..iiMin Ini V1 00 J3 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 A f. r ir PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND RECEPTION TOMORROW Prominent Monterey Banker Came Here 44 Year Ago From Scotland He Now it President of 3 Banks and Engaged in Many Enterprises T. A. Work, one of the leading bankers and business men In California. started on the path to his present success driving a milk a iron In Monterey county forty-four years ago. Today Work is president of three banks In this county, a director and ona of the founders of the Salinas National bank, and has Just completed organisation of a new bank In Hollister. Furthermore he oans thousands of acres of land and many head of cattle In the cour.y; la owner of a lumber yard on the Monterey peninsula and Is enraged In numerous other business enterprises. Work was bom In Scotland and when he was fifteen and a lull years old he larded In Monterey where he had a brother. Work's first Job In Amer!"s peeved his worth and further resulted in a friendship vhlch he has cher- j tailed these many years. He hired out to the late George Bodlish to drive a milk wagon for $15 a month and found, but so well did that young Scotchman do his work that when he quit two months later Bod-fish paid him at the rate of $?0 a month. On the day that Woik arrived In Monterey there was bom to Mr and Mrs. Eodfish a son. George F. Bodfish, now a prominent lumber dealer In New York. The friendship that Work held for Bodfish was passed on to his son and when that boy grew to young, manhood he and Work formed a friendship that both have cherished as one of their dearest possessions. Work was Interested in construction and he quit his milk route to participate in the building of the old Del Monte hotel. It was on this contract that he learned the first rudiments of building. After six months he again quit his Job to take a better one. This time he entered the employ of the late Phillip Over Sr., father of W. A. Oyer and Phillip Oyer of the Monterey peninsula. When Oyer sold his busnlcss Work obtained a Job with the J. O. Johnson livery and transfer concern in Pacific Grove, and for a year devoted his attention to renting rigs and hauling freight. With a years experience in the transfer business Work opened one of his own in Pacific Grove and added to it a wood and feed yard, later he started a lumber yard on the site now occupied by the post office In the Grove. (Contlnnea on Page 121 T. A. WORK Monterey county banker and business man who started on the path to success driving a milk wagon on the Monterey peninsula. Work Is a director of the Salinas National bank. Local Attorneys Combine Forces Senator C. C. Baker and Retiring TYcSrigt Attorney Albert E. Warth have associated themselves In the practice of law in Salinas and will occupy a suite of offices on the third floor of the new Salinas National Bank building facing on Main street. Both Baker and Warth have separate offices in the Bank of America building at Main and Gabilan streets. Senator Baker Is prepaling to depart the first of the year for Sacramento, where he will have a busy time. AIR FIRM WANTS MONEY Providing the community will finance at least a part of the project an aviation transportation company has announced that It will establish a daily mall and passenger service between San Francisco and Salinas, acocrding to word received by the Salinas chamber of commerce. Complete working plans for the proposed new county Jail were ordered drawn Wednesday by the county board of supervisors who have definitely determined that the prison, which will be capable of housing more then ion malefactors when completed, will be located on the county property directly across Cayuga street from the presoht Jail. The architectural firm of Reed & Corlctt was expected to have the working plans ready for submission to the supervisors at their February meeting. If the plans then are finally approved bids will be asked on the contract which was expected to cost In the neighborhood of $100,000. Tlie supervisors spent all day Wednesday In conference with the architect and Sheriff Carl H. Abbott and after suggesting a few slight changes in the tentative plans ordered the working set. The countys law library Is to be put into proper shape so that it can be made available to the public, and the supervisors appointed a committee for that purpose. Charles B. Rosendale, president of the county bar association, Is chairman and Supervisor George Dudley, chairman of the supervisors, and Superior Judge H. G. Jorgensen are ex-officio members. Others on the committee are C. F. Lacey, Paul L. Pioda, secretary of the bar association. The library at present represents an investment of $10,000. A strip of territory Immediately contiguous to Pajaro township was ordered annexed to the township in order that it might receive fire protection from the Monterey county fire protection district. Rum Battle Machine Gun Is Uncovered Tha belief that authocitea of Moi.iervy county alwaja have had live two machines guns that were used by rum runners to hurt a ttrrr.m of bullets upon advanclni of!icrs tn the famous Musa Land-j ing rum battle that occurred the night of July S. 1925 end resulted tn the death of N. H. Rader, special of fleer, and the wounding of Former Sheriff W. A. Oyer, probably has been confirmed with the re- ported discovery of a machine gun ; burled by the tide of the road near Mnas Landing. . The gun was uncovered by a I ' workman on the Sallnas-Watsnn- ville highway paving Job buried 1 j few inches under the earth not far from the scene of the battle. The gun, which la said to be of German make known as a with a water Jacket, is in the possession of Jack Hurley, engineer emplovcd tn the office of County Surveyor Ifowerd Coraens. Hurley la In charge of the road work. Shells still were In the magazine of the gun that had been burled in an Irrigation ditch near the Catholic cemetery, presumably by one of the rum runners as tney were making their escape. The gun is being cleaned of five years accumulation of rust and was expected to be placed on exhibit soon In the office of County Surveyor Howard F. Cozzens. One machine gun was recovered In the possession of Simon Bube, reputed gunman for the gang, and who was sentenced to the fedral penitentiary after two Juries In this county deadlocked with resultant failure of conviction, . Bube was arrested In Ban Mateo by Sheriff Carl H. Abbott, then a deputy sheriff, and Paul Brokaw, reputed brains of the gang ar.d one of the defendants, was arrested In San Francisco. Officers who took part In that Pointing: Proudly To The Future i ) I!;1 tiAA tr'j ?! fj V"P S This six-storied Salinas National ganised m October of 1929, was Bank building of modernistic design I started February 13 of this year, and construction stands proudly on and tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon the corner of Mam and Alisal will be formally opened to the pub-streets, rearing its head above its lie for Inspection. The bank will fellows as if pointing to the sky-, be moved over the week end from line level that Salinas will reach , its temporary quarters at Main and Hundreds of Visitors to Be Greeted by Personnel And Shown Over Building Program Will Start at 2 oclock and Continue To 10 O'clock at Night- There Will be Chriatmaa Tree and Santa Claua and Orchestral Music now famous battle always declared J in the next few years. The new, San luis streets and will be ready that two machine guns had been used, but never were able to find the second one. The battle took place on the bridge over the Elkhom slough In the town of Moss Landing. Quail For S. F. Restaurant Is Expensive Idea Woman Who Tried To Die Recovers Mrs. Marie Scott, 24, wanted to die so she took poison in a hotel on Market street. Then she changer her mind and that the latter wish will-be fulfilled was announced Monday. She will recover from her deed which was believed to have been prompted by a love affair. Mrs. Scott, according to investigators, telephoned to Wesley Seeley in a local restaurant Friday night that she was going to end her life. Then she took some tablets and walked to , the restaurant where Seeley worked. Medical aid was called and Mrs. Scott was saved. It was an expensive idea that some unnamed restaurantecr of San Francisco hatched out when he sent one of his waiter j to southern Monterey county to obtain quail for the discriminating tastes of his patrons. And if it were an expensive Idea for the restaurant owner, it was a grand Idea for those in the county hospital who will feast for some time on 475 quail which 7ere found in the possession of A. Scurich of San Francisco by two San Luis Obispo county game wardens the first part of the week. . Scurich was arrested and was fined $500 by Justice of the Peace L. V. McKinsey in King City. With him was a minor son who was turn ed over to the custody of Juvenile authorities. Scurich was nabbed at the King City bridge by the officers who had a tip he was out 'buying'' quail from game hunters. Scurich claims he bought the quail. He had them cleaned and In sacks in the rear of his automobile. building, thnt will house the Sail- I for business Monday morning nas National bank that was or-' its new home. in New Bank Building Material Expression of Faith in Salinas Valley A little more than a year ego 'and not mere ornaments as they there stood upon the southeast cor- support the weight of the structure, ner of Main ard Alisal streets an The colors are warm, stepped up old wooden structure built when from the light tan shades to the Greenfield Man Visions Wealth From Invention Salinas was in its infancy. Today on that same location there will be opened to the public the Salinas National Bank building beautiful six-story, ninety-room bank and office building of modernistic design lifting Us head proudly above its fellows and pointing to the future skyline that this city may expect In years to come a $300,000 expression of the faith of Its builders in the continued prosperity of the Salinas valley. The building has two entrances both leading to the elevators for the upstairs offices. The entrance on Main street opens directly Into the bank, while that on Alisal street provides passage to the upper floors without going through the bank. Passing through the double, bronze doors of the vestibule, one darker tones enlivened with bright colors of reds and blues, all going to make up the modernistic, geometric design, which is carried throughout the room. There are no hard lines to try the eyes. The severeness of angular motiff Is relieved by the decorative inserts which go Into the rotating movement. The chromium steel decorations on the counters give the appearance of plastic work so beautifully carved are the lines. Off to one side, partitioned from the main floor, Is the machine section where the bookkeepers will work. The executive officials will have their offices in the front of the room. Straight back and to the left of the elevators, which will be man A. R. Patrick Start Career A Mechan:c in Virginia City, Nevada Saves Money and Buy Part Interest in Grocery To-Become Financier From a youn machinist In Virginia City, Nersda, to an outstanding financier in California, who handles million dollar deals with ease and certainty is a far cev, but A. R. Patrick, whose life reads like a novel on success, has done Just that Patrick today Is president of the Salinas National bank and besides being a widely known financier, Is one of the outstanding agriculturists and dairymen oi California. And he has done it all himself by his ability and sheer hard work. On May J9. 1806, a tiny lad first made his bow to this world In Mac-can. Novla Scotia. Shortly before this lad was two years old his parents moved to California and shortly thereafter removed to Virgin!.-. City, Nevada, and It was here that Patrick got his first Mart in the business world. When he was 14 years old and still In high school. Patrick quit and went to San Francisco where lie learned the machinists trade. With his Journeyman's card he returned to his old home in Virginia City that, bv the way, was the home of the first labor union, and went to work. Machinists In those days did not receive the wages they do today, nor for that matter, were living conditions as costly. Patrick had visions and knowing that visions without money were as substantial as soap bubles, this young machinist saved his wages. Tomorrow afternoon and evening (Saturday) from 1 o'clock until 10, Uie Salinas National bank will be host to the public at a formal opening of its new home at the comer of Main and Alisal ttreria. A cordial In Citation Is extended to all to attend the formal opening. The reception will mark the culmination of a dream that started in Eallna more than a year ago with Uie foundation of the new bank and the ultimate goal of Its originators for a beautiful new home to house the institution. A the oprnlng is coming dur ing lire Christmas season, there will be a Yulctlde motiff throughout the program. There will be a large gaily decorated Christmas tree with Santa Claus presiding over It and aiding in the rerepl Inn. An orrhertra will play throughout the eftemon and owning while the bank personnel will extend a cordial welcome to the visitors and guide them about the building. All of the bank official! will be present In the receiving line. They are: A. R. Patrick, president: L K Wvatt. farther: Guy P-dronl. assistant cashier; R. L. Dry, assistant cashier, and the directors. T. A. Work. John A. Armstrong. Steve Breachinl. Oliver P. Bardin and W. N. dimming. Others of the personnel who will welcome the guests are: Fred Johansen. te'ler; Miss Ktth-rine Anderson. teller: Roger Eldrldge. teller; Olga Anderson, stenographer Francis W. Cahoon. bookkeeper: Menrin Loots, bookkeeper: Georgia Lemon, bookkeeper, and Nina Dill, in charge of safe deposits. A. R. PATRICK -president of the Salinas National back who has reached the pinnacle1 ' The new buik opened for business is immediately Impressed with the;Uauy operated, is the huge vault LAD INJURED Earl McIntyre, 19, was slightly injured Friday night when a motorcycle he was riding crashed into a machine driven at Main and B streets by .Vera Sargent, . Los Allegros Has Del Monte Party With the Yuletide spirit prevailing members of the Los Allegros club last night held their monthly dinner dance in the Garden room of Hotel Del Monte. The affair was said to have been one of the most brilliant of the season and was attended by nearly every member of the club. The arrangements were made by a :om- Michael Baccomo, the Iron man of Greenfield, who completely recovered from two bullet wounds through his abdomen that were fired into his body several months ago by a lone robber, who entered his cabin and demanded money, has a fortune in sight from an invention of a new type of hoist for baled hay which he has patented. Harry Noland, local attorney, says he Is negotiating now with several eastern manufacturers who have 6hown considerable interest in the invention, and it was expected' that an outright sale or an arrangement on a royalty basis would be effected. The hoist differs from the usual type in that it will automatically release the bale when it has reached its place on the pile. CHIMNEY BURNS OUT A blazing chimney in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Richardson at 321 Soledad street Wednesday morning brought out one truck of the mittee headed by Mr. and Mrs- B. E. I fire department and numerous spec- j architects of the LundhoUn, tators. No damage was done, spaciousness of the room, and the spirit of friendliness induced by the warm toned colors of the decorative scheme so blended as to create a feeling of harmony. At the same time there comes upon the visitor a sense of confidence in the founders of the institution as his gaze traverses the vast sweep of space and takes in the modernistic design, simple yet substantial and denoting present prosperity and future growth. A successful effort to avoid the usual conventional bank design has been made. There is no grill work on the counters or cages within the working space. A counter on either side extends the full length of the room. Each is topped with carved glass screens in place of the usual grill. The doors of the tellers's windows are of carved glass. The base of the counter Is of black Belgium marble. In sharp contrast is the white marble wainscoting with again another abrupt and pleasing transition to the highly polished, black Belgium marble top. The floor Is of polished Trav-entine marble imported from Italy. The bank ceiling is an accentuation of the true construction of the building, according to C. J. Ryland of the firm of Swartz ard Ryland, building. The (beams are an absolute necessity and huge safe deposit boxes. In the basement there will be four public rest rooms, store rooms and vacation vaults wherein persons contemplating a vacation may store their valuables until their return. The office rooms upstairs are finished in Philippine hahogany and decorated in modern design and colors. They are complete for occupancy and light, heat and janitor service are included. The offices are approximately 50 per sent rented at this time and each day brings more inquiries from persons interested in occupying the new building. The building was constructed by the H. H. Larsen company of San Francisco, rated as one of the leading firms of the state. When he was twenty he and a chum of his school days, Leon Armor, opened up a grocery store. Like everything else Patrick has at tempted this business was a success. But Patrick still was not satisfied. After a year during which he saved more money, Patrick sold his interests and with his savings and the proceeds of the sale he returned to San Francisco and obtained a position will the Well-man-Peck & Co., wholesale grocers. (Continued on page 4) ASKS WILL PROBATE- Probate of the will of the late Mathias Simon, who left an estate valued at $18,000, is sought In a petition filed by William Simon, a son. Simon died at the age of 72. Bardin & Harrington are attorneys for the petitioner. The Salinas branch office of the Grimes & Swift stock brokerage office has been closed and Kenneth G. Coutchie, who has been managing the office has associated himself with the Russell Miller & Co., who have a branch office in Monterey. Coutclde, popular In the social and civil life of Salinas, will continue his residence in Salinas where he will represent his new associates here. It was with regret that Investors and traders in Salinas heard the announcement that the office was to be closed for it was a popular place-where they gathered for a time each day to watch the trend of the board. of success tl trough a series of business ventures that read like a novel. Patrick rose from a machinist in Virginia City. Nevada, to become one of the leading financiers and agriculturists in California. Ill Funeral IleM or Mrs. Della Nave SEEKS ESTATE LETTERS J. A. Cornett, public administrator to the estate of Ambrosia Bucsit, who died-in this county September 11 leaving an estate of about $202. Ernest V. Scettrini is attorney. Funeral services for Mrs. Rosie Della Nave, wife of an artichoke grower In Castroville district, were held WednesdaV morning from Muller mortuary followed with services in Sacred Heart church. Mrs. Nave died here Sunday night, after an illness of two weks. She was a native of Italy and was 39 years old. She came to California when she was 18 and with her parents settled n Santa Cruz, later moving to Castroville. See Is survived by her husband and three children. Pall-bearers were: M. Cerri, A. Cerri, Joseph Bulanti. N. Chiap-neni, G. Marini and Charles Dag-1 ilia. At the general session of the Central Coast Counties division of the California Teachers association held on Tuesday evening, the subject of Teacher Tenure was discussed by Mrs. Viola S. Kelly of Noe Valley Junior high school of San Francisco, and Arthur Walter, city superintendent of schools In Salinas. Mrs. Kelly spoke In favor of the tenure law, bringing out the various facts which make tenure favorable. Mrs. Kelly especially brought out the point that tenure was desirable to stabilize the work in the schools and secure the teachers against dismissal for personal, political or other such reasons. Superintendent Walter pointed out some rather interesting facts against tenure. He showed that it opposed to fundamental principles as set forth In our Declaration of Independence and in the constitution of the state of California, which forbids the granting of special privileges to any class or classes. He also brought out the fact that Teacher Tenure was a one-sided proposition, wherein the boards vvtre charged with the duty of hiring the teachers but were denied the right to dismiss teachers except under very restricted conditions. Superintendent Walter showed that the contract as it Is now made does not permit the board to dismiss permanent teachers while teachers have the right to quit whenever they see fit. If tenure is good from the teacher's point of view, It ought also to be good from the school boards point of view, and the school board ought to have the right to sav that the teacher remain on the job if the teacher has the right to (Continued on page 8) Oct 21. 1929 In temporary quarter at the comer of Main and Ban Lula street, and nearly four months later. February 13. ground was broken for the new home. Ten months later, lacking a few davs, the building was completed and tomorrow will see the bank In Its permanent qurrters. Since the bank opened for business It has enjoved a remarkable growth that Justified the vision of Its founder. Each month sees the resources increasing. Today they are over $1 .629 000, and expectations are that the next year will see an even greater expansion. Arkangel5 Pinched For j Carrying Gat He said he was an Arkangel and he might be but "Arkangels as a rule dont carry loaded automatic pistols. At least not the old fashioned type. However, In this gangster age perhaps even Arkangels" have been forced to carry guna for their protection. Anyway a Filipino giving his name as Andres Arkangel was arrested by State Traffic Officer Tyre Martin, who stopped his car near Castroville this week because of faulty lights. Martin found a pistol on the Filipino and now Arkangel has started serving a fifty day term in the county jail in lieu of $50 cash fine Imposed by Justice of the Peace Harry King. AWARDED $12,060 Antonio B. Surjan was given $12 -060 for injuries suffered some time ago in an automobile accident. He brought suit against Nick Oreb, who had hired Surjan to fish for him at Monterey and was bringing him from Long Beach. The awaid was made by Superior Judge H. G. Jorgensen. AGED WOMAN DIES Mrs. Juletta Wolfe, mother of Fred Volfe of Salinas and Francis Wolfe of Santa Cruz, died in the beach city Friday night at the age of 88. Mrs. Wolfes funeral was held in Pacific Grove. Officers Arrest Burglar Suspects Believing that their actions warranted Investigation, Police Captain Frank Fontes and Officer Trigg Phillips took three men Into custody Saturday night. A few minutes later the police department was notified that a burglar had enter -d the George Rogers Furniture store on Market street and several suits of clothes taken. Blood was found on a window that had been broken. One of the suspects' had a cut finger so the trio were held for Investigation. They are: C. Parra, Jullen Salseda and Alfred Gomes. Women Golfers ; Name Officers Mrs. B. E. Lundholm was elected captain of the womens golf club of the Salinas Golf and Country club at an election held following a Santa Claus tournament. Mrs. R. N. Kennedy was chosen assistant captain; Mrs. A. E. Warth was elected secretary, and Mrs. Sam Peirce was named treasurer. Mrs. William Hughes won the low gross of the tournament. The five low net prizes were taken by Mrs. A. C. Edwards, Mrs. Sam Peirce, Mrs. Charles B. Rosendale, Mrs. Frank Lauritzen, Mrs. Minnie Chappell. I. N I o

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