Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on March 4, 1932 · Page 1
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Tins WEATHER Fnlr Friday and Saturday; mild; gentle changeable wind. Mavlmnm temperature Santa Cru, Ki'PMno, 6; Los Angeles, 6"; San Francisco, 62. MARCH TIDES I9SJ bate High T,ow Time lit. Tim Ht 4 I l:18!5.! 2:10) 2. I :5J.i, tsS.4 5 ! :02!R. 2:55 2.S 10:M;4.i S:OTo. Heavy faced type Indicates p. m. tides orr r a5 1 -L Santa Cruz Sentinel, March 4, 1932. Established 1855 DAILY EXCEPT MONDAY SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1932 TWELVE PAGES VOL 85 NO. 55 m Ik. - W .Alt- i i I f"Vft ' mi torn AMONG OUR PEOPLE. . WITH SANFORO HUNT . '9 00 Ransom Letter Reaches Lindbergh; More Clews Monster Sharks Wreck Fishermen's Nets and Give Serious Trouble i The Shanghai Theatre Of War $ CHINESE DEFENSE JAPANESE CHINESE LINES IN CHAPEI FORCES DEFENDERS AR.EA AT LIU HO ATWOOSUNQ FORT WOOUNS' - o u H . r J) I 1 ', ! HONGKEW- HEADQUARTERS l JAPANESE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE. JAPANESE LINES IN HONOKEW" CHAPEI DISTRICT Here ii tha way the stags of war was let at Shanghai as China refused a demand to withdraw from the Chapel and Woosung fronts and Japan massed her army and navy Torcea for the greatest military engagement since the world war. Approximately 100,000 fighting men are concentrated in the area. ' ' j 1 t '.' , , : 'J '. ' ' Virginia Woman Thinks She Saw the Kidnapers Of Lindberghs' Child 00 EFFURT TO KIDNAP A :: BOY IN S. F. Stranger Tries to Take Lad From His ," , ,.' School SAN FRANCISCO, March 3 (JP). Police were told tonight an effort was made here' this afternoon to kidnap John B. Nelson, Jr., 7 years old son of Lieutenant John B. Nelson, U.S.A., stationed at Fort Win-field Scott. .Mrs. Louise Krauss, principal of the Grant school, which the boy attends, reported an unidentified man who, she said, drove up to the school in a taxicab, informed her that Lieutenant and Mrs. Nelson had sent him to bring their son home. The school principal told police she refused to let the man take the boy and he left hurriedly. , , - . Lieutenant and Mrs. Nelson said they , had sent no 6ne ' after their son. Mrs. Nelson is the former Har. riett Fischer, daughter of William Fischer, wealthy rancher of Visalia. FEEBLE-MINDED : IN STATE NEED SACRAMENTO, March 3 (JP). At least 50,000 feeble-minded persons in California are in need of trained su pervision, declared Dr. J. M. Toner, state director of institutions, today in pointing out inadequacy of state aid. "I do not mean that all of these unfortunates should be in institu tions," Dr. Toner explained, "but they are entitled to trained super vision. He said the states two in stitutions for feeble-minded were badly crowded, with 2425 patients at the Sonoma State Home at Eldridge, and 425 at Pacific Colony, Spadra, Los Angeles county. There are more than 2000 appli cations on file for admittance to these two homes, and a great majority of the cases are urgent," Dr. Toner declared. The director pointed out that while $1,400,000 has been appropriated for new mental hospital in southern California, with accommodations for 2000 to 3000 beds, only 400 addition al beds have been provided for the care of the feeble-minded. In 1890 the state had 126 feebleminded cases, or a ratio of 10.38 per 100,000 population, said Dr. Toner. This increased until there were 2715 in 1930, or 47.82 per 100,000. During the ten-year period ending January 1, 1930, inmates of the two state homes increased 77 per cent in number. Cudahy Kidnaper dives Advice In Lindbergh Search SCRANTON, Pa., March 3 (U.R) Pat Crowe, who in 1900 startled the world by kidnaping Eddie Cudahy, tonight advised searchers for the missing Lindbergh baby to look close to the Lindbergh home. "This searching of automobiles is a joke," Crowe, now reformed and preaching in churches here, said. "The chances are the child is safely hidden within 50 or 60 miles of the Lindbergh home." Crowe recalled that while police searched the globe for the Cudahy abductors, he was hidden in Chicago, where the kidnaping occurred, and remained there while $25,000 was paid for the return of the young son of the wealthy meat packing family. .. i SUPERVISION 00 oe-o Third Japanese Accuse En emies of Lying In Ambush , ESTIMATE MADE OF TOTAL LOSSES Chinese Are Said to Have Lost Over 10,000 SHANGHAI. Friday, March 4 (U.P.) Chinese and Japanese troops were locked in another bloody encounter at Nan-zlang at 10 a. m. today. Japanese charged their enemies had. been in ambush and entrenched at Whangpu, near Nanziang, and had opened a withering fire as Japanese, started occupation. ... t ;, General Yoshinorl Shirakawa, who arrived from Japan with the 11 tit division to take supreme command of the Japanese military activities around Shanghai, promptly ordered General Kcnkichi L'yeda's 9th division to attack Nanziang. CHINESE LOSSES SAID 3000 (By Associated Press) After 35 days of warfare the order to cease firing went up and down the whole Shanghai battle front to day from both the Japanese and Chinese commands. Only an occasional rifle cracked along the 20 miles front. The Japanese, successful in pushing the Chinese troops well out of the 12'4 mile zone around Shanghai, were consolidating their positions. There was no formal armistice, but each side had orders not to resume hostilities unless the enemy attacked. Casualties Estimated The Japanese announced that since the opening of the major offense Tuesday their losses were 700 killed or wounded. They reported finding 3000 Chinese dead rind estimated Chinese losses at 10,000. The second extraordinary meeting of the League of Nations assembly in history got under way at Geneva for consideration of the conference. After receiving reports that the Shanghai fighting was over, Tokyo government officials declared all troops would be withdrawn inside a 12Vfe mile zone inside the city. Tl KILLED AT VALLEJO. March 3 UP). Death for a mother and her four years old son and injuries to two other persons was the toll of a railroad crossing accident here today. The dead are Mrs. Mary Elliott, i, nf Rorines Road. Vallejo suburb, and Buddy Elliott, 4, her son. t! t tir 90 Vallpin received severe cuts and bruises. His mother, Mrs. Lulu May, is believed to Have suffered a broken back. CIGAR INDUSTRY BRISK HASTINGS, Neb. U.R Ninety per cent of all cigars produced in Nebraska are products of three factories here. The business of the three factories here was estimated at $140,000 last year. Intense cold prevailed in most of Europe during the week, many deaths from freezing being reported. The canals of Venice, romantic love-spots of song and story, were GUNS (Ell IN ACTION IN THE AREA VALLEJO RAILWAY MI GRASH 00 m PERSONS ARE QUIZZED Employes and Former Employes Are , . .Grilled NURSEMAID IS - - ' UNDER A PROBE Scores of "Crank" Notes Come In Mails HOPEWELL, N. J., Friday, March 4 (AP). A promising clew to the kidnapers of America's most publicised baby, Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., developed early; today from the disclosure that a third ransom letter in handwriting similar to the first had bu n .received by the anxious father. ' . ; Its contents were kept as much a secret as those of the one found pinned to the sill of the window through which the abductors fled with the 20 months old child Tuesday night One other note came through the mail yesterday making three In ail. While investigators displayed con cern about the other two, they quick ly disclosed the text of the other. after handwriting experts said the handwriting wa$ not the same as the first This note, apparently the work of a "crank," threatened Colonel Land- , bergh himself if he made public the contents. Lindbergh was anxious to pay the $50,000 ransom demanded . and sought to establish direct contact with the kidnapers. A national radio appeal which broadcasting officials said was authorized by a friend of Lindbergh, said: . "Colonel and Mrs. Lindbergh hot only wish, but hope, that whoever is in possession of the child will make every effort to communicate with them." The radio appeal came a few hours after the receipt of a mailed ransom note which demanded that its con tents be kept secret or it "will be your last tale." After a period of feverish activity experts said the handwriting did not compare with the first note. " New Clews Plentiful ' ' The mass of new clews and leads which held the attention of investigators tonight included: A communication from an ex-convict in Hudson county which police described as a "hot tip." Four of the crack detectives stationed at the ' Lindbergh home were dispatched to an unnamed city to investigate. A report that Frank Kelly, a lumber dealer, had recognized the wood left in the ladder as part of a house he had recently torn down. Later, however, Kelly was unable to identify the lumber. A tip from a Union county man, whose name officials refused to disclose, that two friends had threatened two months ago to kidnap the Lindbergh child. Detectives were working last night on this angle. Another deluge of postal cards' bearing ominous warnings poured into teh mail. One posted at South , Orange, New Jersey, read "baby will die." It originally said "baby is dead," but the last two words had been changed. Another found in the Elizabeth, New Jersey postoffice, read: "Kindly follow instructions in next letter. Baby is safe and well taken care of. Don't worry. If harm comes to us harm will come to baby." A third, intercepted at Auburn, N. Y, said: "Baby taken good care of. Look for instructions Saturday. If police get too close, look out" Police believe all these were the work of "cranks." More than 325 persons, many of (Continued on page 3) Bf DFFICERS 00 Chief of Staff 1 .... of p Hii , Admiral Prince Hiroyasu Fush Iml Is chief of the Japantse naval1 -naP.i .. .H l.V , .if. collateral branches of tht Imperial house. , o j : i . , V . t i . , . MANILA, P. I., Friday,, March 4 (U.R) Police protection was asked by the sailors of the Japanese ship "Shinyo Maru" today after Chinese hoodlums had attacked part, of the crew. ,". -. ' One sailor was thrown into the Espero. Two were routed by flying stones. Two others were injured When the Chinese waylaid them and clubbed them down with iron bars. ! - , Aileen Pringle To Seek Divorce In Old Mexico HOLLYWOOD, March 3. Aileen Pringle, film star, said today she planned to seek a divorce in Mexico from Charles Pringle, son of Sir John Pringle, chief privy counselor of Jamaica. They were married before the war, but Miss Pringle said she had not seen her husband since 1924. He disliked motion pictures, she said. Closing Prices On Stock Exchange SAN FRANCISCO. March 3 (IP). Cloning- prices today on the San Fran- cikco hiock txenange: Caterpillar 12 Crown Zellerbach Cora. . Coant C. Gas, Pref. - - Golden State 7 P. O. & E. Com. - S5'4 Pacific Gas Pref. 6s 24 Pac. Pub. Sve. Pref - 8 Richfield Oil - Shell Union 3'4 Standard Oil of Calif 25H San Jo. t. P. Pref -1U6 Transamerlca 6 I'nlon Oil of Calif 1114 NEW YORK, March 3 ITV Closing price today en the New York Stock Kxchanffe: American Tel. & Tel 132'4 American Can 71 Ilendix 14 Borden Milk 40H Calif. Packing 104 Dupont - General Motors , 21 Int. T. & T 111 Kennecott 10 Montgomery Ward 974 Southern Calif. Ed 8214 Southern Pacific 27 Studebaker 10H I'nlted Aircraft 1S-H V. S. Steel 43 !4 00 V . CHINESE WARFARE IT 1 REG I Recently Associate Justice Bran- dtis, in delivering an opinion up holding the Utah law prohibiting to bacco advertising on billboards, made some interesting observations on differentiating between billboard and newspaper displays. The billboard, he pointed out, is thrust upon us. The reading of newspaper advertising is our own choice. The supreme court opinion contained this: "Other forms of advertising, other than billboards, are ordinarily seen as a matter of choice on the part of the observer. The young people as well as adults have those of the billboard thrust upon them. ... In the case of newspapers and magazines there must be some seeking by one who is to see and read the advertisement. The radio can be turned off but not so the billboard or street car placard." I wish the supreme court had not classed radio advertising with that of newspapers and magazines. It is true one may turn off the radio but by gosh you can't turn off your ears when you are all thrilled over a fine violin solo and are suddenly dragged out of Elysium by some guy telling you to get busy and buy this or that or sumpin'. Most of us don't care very much for moving picture advertising but es yet the talkies are clear of it. At least I think they are. The still pictures reminding you of prime puri chases fall more in the class of the newspapers and magazines than does that of the radio. You can close your eyes and snooze between the entertainment feature if you wish. The movie theaters are nice and dark. Axd c!"rini the showing of the ads there is music to entertain. Tom Baldwin of Soquel took me out into his back yard yesterday and showed me his garden vegetables, fruits and flowers. On a lower level at the edge of Soquel creek was as fine a crop of good sand for concrete mixing as I ever saw. "This," said Tom, pointing to a stretch of sand, "is my berry patch." Prolific rains don't treat us all alike and Tom's only compensation, it seems, is a quick turn in brick laying. Tom Baldwin is another of the many Santa Cruzans who has been visited by birds with heavy appetites. He showed me a few spears of young barley which represented a once liberal planting. There was enough good soil left in the sand to grow the barley but it was a little too loose. The birds found scratch ing good and made wholesale raids on the tender roots. Henry Washburn, farm advisor, showed last night some excellent pictures taken on a recent flight he made in a big tri-motor plane from Oakland to Los Angeles. The cloud pictures were little gems. They were taken with one of those dinky cameras on continuous film, the size of movie strips. They are then developed and used directly in the projector. You should hear Mr. Washburn describe his journey by air. He takes you right along with him and before you are as far as San Jose you are right up in the clouds wondering why you have spent so much time on the ground and dreading the dangers of your next motor ride or your next hike through the woods. My apologies to Mayor Swanton, the rest of the city commissioners and anyone connected with Plymouth street and to the street itself. I found a roadway yesterday which makes Plymouth street seem like a newly laid linoleum on your kitchen floor. It is the last couple of miles of the Soquel river road from a Point near Archibald's hatchery to its end. Otherwise I'd suggest your driving in that way, if you have never been there at this time of year. On either side of the road it is very beautiful. And some of the best agricultural land in the state. One of your remarks, while standing there looking about, might be, "What a shame such land as this cannot be farmed at a decent profit." RIDES BICYCLE 32 YEARS OLD SOUTH BEND, Ind. (U.R) Herman Kabitz, 77, takes his daily exercise on a 32-year-old bicycle. Kabitz took up bicycle riding after doctors told him an operation would have to be performed on his leg, 15 years ago. "The operation never was performed and the old leg is still good," Kabitz said. ' Two Big Specimens Towed to Wharf Yesterday,,' Two more big sharks were towed in yesterday .to the municipal wharf One, 28 feet long was taken to the International company stand. It was caught by Buck and Gus Canepa in their nets about seven mile off Cap-itola. ...... It was a night of experience with sharks. Ten passed through where their nets were placed. The one caught "weighed over four tons and became enmeshed in four nets. As a result all were damaged and torn, one beyond repair. The financial loss to the nets was $100. This large shark known as oil, basking on elephant variety was towed in and attached by two ropes to the wharf. It was taken by truck to San Francisco by the International Fishing company,, where one caught last week ' was . visited .by many people. , ; K'n. .? j,'. A 22 foot shark was also caught by Salvatore TerrantTfor the Cottardp Stagnaro company. ' This also did great damage to the nets and was towed in. . ' ' Thei fishermen report the buoy at the lower end alive with sharks and these are doing great damage to their nets and interfering with fish - inB. ,. . lu , . Two other specimens of shark of small sixe were landed by fishermen off the wharf. One, commonly called , sand paper, Is a gray fish, belonging I to the dog fi.4i family. It is distin guished by. the absence of the anal' or lower tins. It is slate gray in color and white in the lower parts. It only reaches four feet in length and is found from Point Conception to the Alentian Islands. This is the shark, an edible variety, which is seen the most in San Francisco markets. Another caught off the wharf called sand paper, also edible, is properly called the smooth hound shark. The fishermen also call this the bone shark. The nickname comes from a sort of a shark bonelike spur which protrudes close to the two dorsal fins above. 'The anal or lower fins number three, i , . This shark is brown or purplish grey with silvery side and white below. v . This Is ' also'considered a great delicacy by Latins and orientals, . :, SACRAMENTO. March 3 UP). Federal agents began kicking the bungs from 31 huge vats at Silva Brothers' winery near Mills, Sacramento county today, destroying 135,- 000 gallons of wine valued at $270,-000. This action carries out a federal court order following conviction of Manuel and King Silva, of violating the national prohibition act. The agents said they were destroying 54,000 gallons of port, 49,000 gal lons of serrhy, 26,500 gallons of An gelica, 5000 gallons of sauteme and 5000 gallons of wine yrup. Over 100,000 In Search For Baby Of Lindberghs NEW YORK, March 3 UP) A conservative estimate placed the number of peace officers and co-operating citizens engaged in the hunt for the Lindbergh baby at 100,000. The whole eastern half of the United States and Canada became a field for the nation's greatest man hunt Thousands of automobiles were stopped, while bridges, ferries, railroads, steamship lines, interurban buses and other methods of travel were carefully guarded. FEDERALS DUMP 135100 GALLONS IH GRADE WilE I JAPANESE. . LINES ' EXTENDING TO UOOSUNC i VILLAGE JAPANESE WARSHIPS IN THE WHANflPOO and yangtze backing Land FORCES The license number is one of those listed by New York authorities searching for the kidnapers of- the Lindbergh baby. Mrs. Cogbill said the man came to her door and asked for lodging for imhself, his wife and their sick baby. Informed they did not take lodgers, he insisted he had stopped there on a trip south a year ago and then asked if she had any New York newspapers. She told him she had and went to get them. She returned to the door to find him gone. Meanwhile, however, she had observed the license number on the automobile. She said the car was blue and either a sedan or an open car with curtains up. I State motor police were notified and at once began a search for the machine, which was headed for the North Carolina border. Oakland "Sniper" Proves Small Boy And 31 Caliber Gun OAKLAND, March 3 (U.R) With the arrest of two boys, police be- lieved tonight they had found a pos sible solution to Oakland's "sniper" mystery. The youths, James Maclelland, 11, and Raymond Janvich, 12, were arrested when police found them shooting at a target with a .22 calibre rifle. James H. Colegrove, 71, was the latest victim of the "sniper.' Cole-grove was shot in the arm as he stood on a street corner near his home. of the Soong dynastry, said today the government intends to launch an expedition to suppress the new Manchurian federated state. RICHMOND, Va., March 3 (JP).- The Times-Dispatch says it was in formed tonight by Mrs. M. A. Cog bill, wife of the commonwealth at torney of Chesterfield county, that at about 6 o'clock a man, woman and baby, traveling in a car bearing New York license number "3L97-N," stopped at her home and asked for lodgings. DOG'S BITE KILLS WOMAN AND Y GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., March 3 (P). Thomas Scott Sr., was advised tonight that a dog which had bitten him and 10 other persons at Monterey, California, was suffering fro mrabies. Scott said the wound was very slight, but that he would considt a physician immediately. When he left Los Angeles Monday on an autoombile trip to his home here, Scott did not know the dog which had bitten him was rabid. He was informed of his danger tonight bv an Associated Press correspon dent who said on appeal had been issued to locate him by the county health officer of Los Angeles. DIED FROM HYDROPHOBIA MERCED, March 3 (U.R). Mrs. Fannie Jones, 54, mother of 10 children, died here today from hydrophobia. Mrs. Jones contracted the disease several months ago after being bitten by a mad dog. 10 ENDANGERS IN China To Send Troops In Endeavor To Kill New Manchurian State SHANGHAI, March 3 (iP).T. V. Soong, finance minister of the Chinese national government and head

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