Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on October 28, 1937 · Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL, SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA Thursday, October 28, 1937 Arrowbile Auto Show Sensation Grand Assembly Of 25 0 Super Models Viewed By Huge Throngs New York, Oct. 27 ttJ.R) The 38lh annual automobile show opened today in the Grand Central Palace with "putting the world on wheels" as the theme, but aviation crept in through the side door. The million-dollar assembly of 250 new 1938 models was viewed by thousands during the opening day of the eight-day show, but tonight chief interest appeared to center on (a) a car that can fly as well as purr along the highways, (b) luxurious and radically streamlined trailers running up to $8000, and (c) a powerful low-slung French car that has a top speed of 125 miles an hour. Each emphasized the much-pampered motorist's desires: The air car, its ability to take him out of traffic into the skies; the trailers, their lavish display of comfort from refrigeration to telephone and shower; the regular stock models of 20 American manufacturers, speed and comfort combined. The influence of aviation is everywhere the glittering chromium grilles tapering to a finely streamlined nose; air conditioning, gradually becoming a necessity in quickly changing climates; elimination of jars for smooth-as-silk driving; increase in power and miles per gallon, and elimination of all unnecessary weight. Sky No Longer Limit "The sky is no longer the limit in automobiles," said Jerry Phillips, demonstration pilot, who flew the "Arrowbile" from Santa Monica, California, detached the 38-foot wing and drove right up to the palace on Lexington avenue. "If traffic got heavy, I flew; if the weather got bad, I cruised along the highways." Crowds flocked around the arrowbile, which looks like a huge bat with a wooden propeller behind. The machine costs $2500; has a top speed of 110 miles in the air, 55 on the ground. Its six-cylinder engine is HALLOWE'EN IJ W. II. White Strange things can happen on Hallowe'en eerie things impossible things. I have seen a crabbed old man who never smiled, burst into side - splitting guffaws at the sight of another ancient, thrown sprawling by a hidden string which two young imps had stretched, shin-high, across the sidewalk. And there was brought into being the Magic of Mirth. I have watched a particularly severe schoolmaster, a grouchy old bachelor and an irritable, harassed father of six, come out into their yards the morning after Hallowe'en, examine their soap-scrawled windows, shake their heads mournfully over missing gates and cellar doors, grin across their fences at each other and call out, "Well, it looks like the kids had a big time last night." And there was Understanding mystically bom. I have seen an old, old woman, bobbing for an apple no redder than her flushed cheeks, tears of laughter filling her eyes as she played at Hallowe'en witching follcry. And there was old-age, magically transmuted into youth again. Yes, strange things do happen on Hallowe'en. Not such ordinary things as ghosts and goblins and witches on broomsticks but the really rare and magical and important changes in our own natures which the spirit of pure mischief, free from malice, can effect. Next week Mr. While, of White's Mortuary, will comment on Shut-ins. VISIT The moil beautiful cocktail lounga in San Francisco. "It'a Different." CARDINAL RICHELIEU ROOM Van Net! at Geary 1153 ij:ij!T5l3li P!ii'8iJITi.J I IJW 'WIS !2-VaBM M 1 1 I It I Denies 'Slmke-Doun' Burly Leopold McLaglen (above), brother of the screen star, Victor McLaglen, was booked in Los Angeles on suspicion of solicitation of the commission of a crime and suspicion of subornation of perjury. He vehemently denied to officers he tried to "shake-down" millionaire Philip Chancellor for a salary bonus of $8000. MeLaglen's Kin Seeks Release of Extortion Charge Los Angeles, Oct. 27 (U.R) The district attorney's office late today declined to issue an extortion complaint against Sidney Leopold Mc-Laglen, brother of the screen actor, Victor McLaglen, who has been held in the county jail on accusations of a wealthy photographer. Deputy District Attorney W. O. Russell said he would issue no complaint until after he heard dictograph records said to provide the foundation for the case. He instructed sheriff's deputies to bring the records to his office. From his cell, McLaglen issued a denial of any wrong-doing in his associations with Philip M. Chancellor, photographer and aspiring author, who alleged the ex-soldier had demanded $20,000 from him for information to be used in a book. Chancellor said the information McLaglen had supplied him was worthless, "merely anti-Semitic propaganda." McLaglen declared his intentions of seeking release on a writ of habeas corpus. Byron A. Shaffer Dies At Family Home On Miles St. Byron Allison Shaffer of 27 Miles street died early yesterday morning at the family home. Mr. Shaffer lived to the ripe ago of 84 years and was a native of Illinois. Before coming to Santa Cruz, 24 years ago, he made his home in Tu- are county, where he was engaged in ranching. For a number of years he was in Ihe employ of Byrne Bros., hardware dealers. Mr. Shaffer was of a deeply religious nature and was a momler of the Glad Tidings Assembly. He is survived by his wife, Maggie J, Shaffer, and six children, Mrs. Maguie Fhipps, Mrs. Pansy Doyle of Oakland. Mrs. Mabel Young and Ralph Shaffer of Fillmore, William A. Shaffer of Van Nuys, and Laccy Shaffer of Canoga Park. Funeral services are to he held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the White Mortuary chapel. The body will be sent to Compton for burial. Randalls Return From Ocean Trip Dr. and Mrs. S. U. Randall return ed home yesterday following a one month's trip to Central America. They visited in Guatemala, San Salvador, Panama and Mexico. Leaving on the Grace liner Santa Paula, they returned on the Santa Rosa. an ordinary 100-horsepower Stude-baker stock model. The rudders are on the wing tips, and the plane banks and turns at a twist of the wheel, eliminating the need for rudder bars. On the ground the clutch system is employed. The wings can be detached in eight minutes. an rrancisco 1 most convenient location in the center of everything Civic Center. Newly furnished 1-2-3-room suites for transient and permanent guests. Popular price dining room service. Low permanent rates. Transient rates $1.50 up. s Talk Alleviates Business Gloom New York, Oct. 27 :U.R). General Motors Corporation added its weight to dispel business bloom today as its chairman, Alfred P. Sloan Jr., said he felt the present situation was but a temporary lull in the recovery movement. Coming on top of the first dividends since 1932 by United States Steel and Great Northern railroad and an extra dividend by Standard Oil of New Jersey, the statement found ready reception in a Wall Street that is eagerly looking for good news. The fact also that General Motors reported third quarter earnings of $44,412,734, equal to 99 cents a share and the best for the period since 1929, tended further to easo the tension in financial circles. The General Motors report came just at the close of the market. Prices had picked up appreciably from their lows in the last hour although averages were all lower. General Motors, Chrysler, U. S. Steel and Bethlehem which had early losses ranging to more than a point came back to fractional advances. But trading volume slackened off, barely crossing the million share level. Possibility that motor makers will start increased activity is a cheering item to one of the big industrial operationssteel production. The mag azine Iron Age emphasized today that hopes for increased orders from the motor makers provided the only bright spot in a dismal picture. The magazine reported that production had declined an addition 4 V4 points this week to 51 per cent of capacity and reported losses in some individual districts ranging up to 18 points. It found, however, that the low rate of operations coming after one of the sharpest declines in recent years gave the suggestion that the lows for the movement might be around current levels. Meanwhile interest turned to the automobile show which opened here today. Concern has been felt that the higher prices for new cars might result in somewhat of a buyers' strike but many of the major automobile concerns are optimistic that sales will be well maintained this i year. Should sales at the show be well maintained it is likely motor shares will benefit for some of the professional traders feel there may be a little too much bcarishncss in the market now. 5 Rescued From Bleak B. C. Isle Ketchikan, Alaska, Oct. 27 U.R Five persons were reported heading toward Seattle tonight in a 40-foot trolling boat, after they were rescued from Nigel Island, 200 miles north of Vancouver, B. C, where they were marooned for seven days. In the party were two men, a woman, an 18-year-old youth and a 17-year-old girl, They were taken off the island by a British Columbia fishing boat, the Western Cruiser. Captain A. Hanson, master of the rescue craft, said he was uncertain of the names of the five persons, but thought the owner of the troller was a Captain Midland of Port Angeles, Washington, and the woman was a Mrs. Burg from Nome, Alaska. The remaining three were not identified. The five were en route from Ketchikan to Seattle when their boat was disabled. They landed on the island and their food supply was soon, exhausted. They lived on clams. Captain Hanson sighted their distress signal from the island and rescued them. He towed their boat to Alert Bay, B. C, where repairs were made. John Hunt Died Yesterday In a Local Hospital John Hunt, a World war veteran, died yesterday at a local hospital. He was born in Massachusetts and was 53 years old. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Hunt of this city, and a brother, Hugh, of Massachusetts. The body was removed to the White Mortuary and funeral services are to be held on Friday afternoon at the White Mortuary chapel. The disabled War Veterans, of which Mr. Hunt was a member, will attend in a body and be in charge.of the graveside services. SENTINEL NOW fine MONTH BOULDER CREEK NEWS Boulder Creek, Oct. 27 Miss Lois Clement and Miss Marie Grant spent the week-end in San Francisco as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Graham. Mrs. Graham is the former j Miss Peggy Dillon, cousin of Miss Clement. ' Miss Botty Williams of Stockton ' and Mrs. Hal Chase of San Jose were I visitors over the week-end at the home of Mrs. Norma Williams. Mrs. Sophie Vetter of Portsmouth, ! Ohio, is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Scherer on Central avenue. On Saturday Mrs. Ella ! Sweeney accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Scherer and their house guest on a motor trip, sightseeing around Oak-: land and San Francisco. Miss Laverne Pierini of San Bruno spent the week-end visiting at the home of her mother, Mrs. N. Pierini. Study Club Meets Last week the Study club met at the home of Mrs. M. J. McCrackin, her sister, Miss Ethel Cadwell, acting as hostess. Mrs. W. E. Stiles gave an interesting paper on Scientific Discovery. During the meeting Miss Barbara Koppi, new elementary school teacher, was voted upon and accepted as a member of the club. Albert Malone, who is employed at road work near Redwood City, was home over the week-end with his family. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Luebbert, accompanied by a nephew, Ben Mos-man, of Stockton, returned on Monday from a week's vacation in Los Angeles. They visited Miss Dolores Andreson, their granddaughter, and son Will and family. Mrs. J. S. Simon of San Francisco spent the week-end at the family summer home on Basin Way. Adam Keller has returned home from more than a week's confinement in a hospital, feeling very much improved. First Silver Tea The members of the Community church Ladies' Aid are planning for a pleasant afternoon, Thursday, October 28, at the Community church, for the first silver tea of the winter season. There will be a program and refreshments in the Hallowe'en motif. Mrs. A. F. Waters has charge and will be assisted by Mrs. Lewis Hayes and Mrs. A. B. Weaver. Everyone is invited to attend. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Larsen were San Francisco visitors on Monday. Dr. Ethel Watters and Miss Grace Temple of Santa Cruz, and Miss Eda Localelli departed on Tuesday morning for a three weeks' tour of Mexico. They went by train and will make their headquarters at Mexico City. Miss Localelli received a number of appropriate gifts for the trip from her friends. Mr. and Mrs. George Cress Jr. of San Francisco motored down to visit Mrs. George Cress, who is convalescing at the Santa Cruz hospital. Bud Hartman returned home Sunday following several days spent in Watsonville at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jensen. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Crane and son, Bruce, of Oakland, spent the weekend at "Crane's Rest" on Basin Road. Mrs. Milicent Bowden: is spending several weeks' vacation at the summer cottage. Miss Annie Durkee has returned to her home in Oakland after spending several weeks with her sister, Miss Lillian Durkee. Miss Margaret Johnson and Miss Virginia Mauck were San Francisco visitors on Tuesday, shopping and sight-seeing. Kebekah Iidgc Tarty Monday night the Rebckah lodge celebrated the Hallowe'en season by a program following the regular lodge meeting. Dorothy Burger entertained with two clever numbers of tap dancing, Henry Trotts gave two saxophone solos, "Cherry Blossom Lane" and "Swanee River Moon," followed by two solos, "The Sunshine of Your Smile" and "Forgotten," sung by Lcland Spencer. Mrs. Agnes Larsen entertained in her usual clever manner with two readings, "The Builder" and "Go Back and Live Again." Autumn leaves and fall-colored flowers were used as decorations in the lodge Cm. cm. r U.S. GRANT DRIVE-IN GARAGE LOBBY LEVEL RATES 1" 3 m Duch kef Bt'la Fmou fof COMFORT SERVICE . CONVENIENCE M mHW PROM POIKTt X M I IOI FROM UiTitOUTH m I uiRoiNTi 1 room while the dining room tables, where refreshments were served, were covered with bunches of colorful grapes and apples and pumpkins. Lanterns and the orange and black streamers gave it a spooky effect. Mrs. Lottie Rehbein was chairman, assisted by Mrs. Tina Peery, Mrs. Mary Humphrey, Mrs. Wilna Cope-land and Leland Spencer. Ghost Shakes Hands Sixty members of the San Lorenzo Valley Property Owners' Association met at Otto Keller's Resort on Bear Creek road on Monday night for a gay Hallowe'en party and dinner. They were greeted by a ghost that shook hands, leaving a cold, clammy feeling When all had assembled, they were blind-folded in groups of four, ushered into a dark room where they had to touch the various parts of dead Mr. Brown's body. A delicious dinner was served, followed by a program of readings, piano duets, vocal solos and Hallowe'en games, all having a glorious spooky time. Those attending from Boulder Creek were Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Goslaw, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Barre, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davis, Mrs. W. D Rickman, Mrs. Ethel Gibbs, Mrs. Barney Goldberg and Mr. and Mrs. Daniels. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Whitener and children, Raymond and Carol, of Oakland, and Miss Dorothy OTr of Palo Alto spent the week-end at the home of J. D. Whitener and family on Boulder avenue. Italy May Plunge Into Spanish War (Continued from page 1) Gibraltar to the Spanish rebel-held island of Majorca to relieve the cruiser Despatch. The Hood will take part in the Anglo-French anti-piracy hunt which has been intensified with the sudden increase in attacks on neutral ships in the Mediterranean. Majorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands and reportedly has been taken over by Italian troops. Russian Ambassador Ivan M. Mai-sky, emerging from an evening conference with British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, said he would fight to retain his seat on the nine-nation committee. He indicated, however, that Russia was not in any mood to withdraw her opposition to a new "volunteers" withdrawal plan put underway yesterday. SENTINEL NOW 60c MONTH Copyright 1937, Liccstt & Mvms Tobacco Screaming Chinese Rush Settlement (Continued from page 1) would be a possible satisfactory solution to the present hostilities. MARINES MAN BARRICADES Shanghai, Thursday, Oct. 28 (U.R). Every man able to bear arms in the International Settlement was placed on emergency call today as Shanghai's bloody war, raging up to the banks of Soochow creek, threatened to spill over into the foreign zone. Five thousand American and British troops manned barricades stretching the length of the creek, which forms the northwest boundary of the foreign zone. They were under order to "shoot to kill" any attacking force. The threat to the Settlement, where there are more than 2500 Americans, was the most serious since hostilities broke out on August 14. Thousands of Chinese soldiers, with escape nearly cut off by advancing Japanese lines in Chapei, across the creek from the foreign zone, were being pressed back against the American defense sector. Scream For Help British riflemen, using gun butts, smashed lanes through frantic Chinese who clustered at the Settlement border, and permitted a thin line of wounded civilians to trickle over the border. Chinese soldiers and thousands of civilians blocked Brennan road, one of the main thoroughfares leading into the Settlement from the western comer where the British defense zone starts. A British soldier, Alfred George Adams, stationed at the British outpost on Cunningham road, beyond the Tower Flower Mills, was struck in the face with a stray bullet, but not seriously wounded. The British closed the bridges across Soochow creek between Yu-Yachin and Markham roads to all traffic as thousands of trapped Chin-nese, unable to escape to the west, threatened to pour into the Settlement. . Some Chinese plunged daggers into themselves and threw themselves in front of ambulance carts, screaming to be taken across the creek to safety. Mrs. W. B. Parsons received a message yesterday announcing the arrival of her brother, Hugo Miller, who has been in Boston and other eastern cities. He has done considerable flying and flew from the south to San Francisco arriving there Monday evening. Co, v" . ' Boy Husband Slays His Poetess Wife (Continued from Page 1) Mrs. Dorothy Boyer, 42, was dug from a shallow grave. The boy-husband admitted killing her nearly three months ago with a heavy blow from an. iron dumb-bell when she refused to divorce him. Mrs. Boyer was a poetess of local note. Her desire to "improve" her young husband's mind led to frequent quarrels, he said. "I was a sheet metal worker, and she thought that wasn't a high enough calling," he explained. "Besides. I wasn't very fond of the poetry she wrote. We were always fighting, mostly about 'culture' and 'the higher plane.' " Begged For Divorce Six months ago, he said, he fell in love with a girl closer to his own age. He begged his wife for a divorce, but she would not agree. "I knew she would commit suicide if I left her, she was so high-strung and emotional. So, after three months of great strain, I planned to kill her." One blow from the dumb-bell ended her life, he said. He told of trussing up her feet and arms and stuffing the body in a trunk which he dragged into the attic, where it remained three days. He said he removed the trunk to the garage and left it another three days before he decided to dispose of the corpse. He tied the trunk to the bumper of his car and drove to a vacant lot. There he dug a two-foot trench and buried the body, bound in burlap and oil- ! cloth. I His arrest was finally brought about by his wife's relatives in El-! dorado, Kansas, who became sus picious of letters they received, carrying Mrs. Boyer's signature. They asked the sheriff's office to investigate and Boyer almost immediately confessed. Slashing Tires Charge Lands S. C. Man In Police Court Accused of slashing four tires belonging on the car of a rival service station attendant, Matthew McDowell, colored, will appear in police court next Thursday morning for a trial without a jury. McDowell is accused of slashing tires belonging on a car owned by Tom Constance. I SENTINEL NOW fine MONTH A have found that Chesterfields have a taste they like. They've found out for themselves that Chesterfields arc MILDER. You can prove for yourself that Chesterfields SATISFY. . . tieijll give you MORE PLEASURE Co. Fair Awards For S. C. Artists (Continued from page 1) Mrs. Penniman and Mrs. E. J. Stir-naman are chairmen of the committee in Watsonville, and Miss Margaret Rogers of Seabright is chairman in the Santa Cruz area. In former years exhibits have been limited to the members of the Santa Cruz Art League, but this year awards will be given to artists in the whole county. Any medium is permissible in the different classes, which include landscapes, fruit and floral arrangement, best miscellaneous picture, and best picture in entire show. Awards are ribbons in first and second places. Ovor 270,000 mothers in Soviet Russia are receiving large-family government benefits. SAFE As each year goes by, careful Santa Cruz investors appreciate more and more, the advantage of placing their funds in this pioneer companynow approaching its 30th year. This company is recognized throughout California for its conservative policies; its steady increase in new accounts; its increasing amount of Surplus and Reserves, and for its continuous lending on new Santa Cruz homes. Each account is insured up to $5,000.00 by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, Washington, D. C. Funds earn 3'2 from date of investment. uilding&ioaM O . ..! l lot of smokers 1

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