Ventura County Star from Ventura, California on January 11, 1929 · 1
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Ventura County Star from Ventura, California · 1

Ventura, California
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Friday, January 11, 1929
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s The Weather Fair tonight and Saturday; light frost in the interior tonight; moderate northwesterly wind. Twelve Pages In Two Sections And The Ventura Daily Post , Established 1883 Vol. 4. No. 173 (The Star); Vol. 43, No. 181 (The Pont.) VENTURA CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, JANUARY, 11. 1929 TRICE FROM NEWSBOYS THREE Pike Tells Of Keyes Call At Tailor Shop C. C. Teague, Of Santa Paula, Listed Among Many From State Who Might Be Appointed Max Stern, California political writer and legislative correspondent for the Srripps-IIoward newspapers, in a current article nominates an All-California Cabinet for President-Elect Hoover to appoint. One of the many names listed by Stern is C. C. Teague, of Santa Faula, as secretary of agriculture. The local mans friends are known to be urging his qualifications for that position. Following is Sterns article: Now that Herbert Hoover is back and ready for the main huv.-; P. Barrows. ness of the day, his home atate is Secretary of the Treasury buzaing with suggestions as to Henry M. Robinson, whom he should r.ame to fill his Secretary of Commerce Julius cabinet and other posts. I Klein. Never backward about comir.g: Attorney -General T. T. C. forward, California has a nice Gregory; substitutes John L. Me-cabinet all picked for the pres.;. ( Nab, Mabel Walker Willebrandt, dent-elect, and, naturally, they're Raymond Benjamm. Joseph Scott, all Californians. Outside of the 1 Postmaster-General Louis B. portfolios of labor and of state ! Mayer. California politicians are willing For diplomatic posts Dr. Ray to fill the entire cabinet with loyal Lyman Wilbur, Chester Rowell, anF likely sons of the Goldtn j I.ester Hinsdale, and many, many State. Here's the All-Star Cal;- j more, foraia cabinet team, including sub- Stanford Man atitutes: Some of these are serious con- Snme Line Up! j tenders. Semetay Wilbur is a Secretary of the Navy Curt:' D. Wilbur, incumbent. Secretary of the Interi m Mark I Requa; substitutes Dr. Klwond Mead, Ralph Arnold and John G. i Mott. ! Secretary of Agriculture C .C. substitute Ralph Mer-. Teague; ritt, . Secretary of War Col. David l eaches, wa introduced yesterday j by Assemblyman George P. Bliss , Requa is. however, devoted to the cause of private ownership of utilities and opposes, with a le J gious seal, government in busi ness. This fact woud stir serious rTT T rtxtrn T7n m-osition from the liberal wing of Rll f I IIP, the republican party, particularly UIIjIJ ViVIIILaJ UI I since the disposal of Boulder Dam j power will now ret with the interior secretary. Dr. Mead wou'd bo the choice of th liberals, generally loved and respected as he is by all elements. Mentions Teague Arnold would also draw bitter SACRAMENTO, Jan. 11. Urg-j fire from the liberal Hiram John-ency legislat.on to suspend opera- son wire of the local party, since lion of the tideland oil drilling j hA is closely identified with the of 1921 temporarily pending legi- Chandler Times groin in Los An- f 'the' Los Vngelps dctiveb flative disposal of a bill to repeal Jgeles where he heads the county became confused as to 1 it altogether in protection of the central committee. Mott, polisrtd cxact position of a gunnysr a new head f r the Indiana com pany. I Following closely upon Rocke- ( fellers letter to stockholders ask-! ing their support in electing a new directorial chairman, the United j Press learned today that Colonel I ,, ... . . Stewart several days ago announc-! That would cover the time neies- Teague head the success- Photographs of the body of the pd was gathering hU support ' ,-es ; unidentified Mexiran. which the de- fof reH?lecti(m at the annual met.t. ing of stockholders to be held at i Whiting, Ind.. March 7. j It wa learned on reliable auth-1 ority that Stewart told a meeting I of division managers 10 day ego that he was a candidate for re-' election to the board as well as to the office of the chairman cf the board. Stewart further was quoted as saying If Rockefeller or r.ry of them want to fight. I'm re-.dy o give them a real finish fight." The latest effort of Rockefeller to oust Stewart was in the form of a letter asking that proxies for the next meeting be given him or to a committee named by him and not to the managements committee. The letter .said the proves would be for the purpose of terminating Stewarts connection with the company. QUAKE IN PERU IB l I. Wirt to Tht StorJ LIMA, Teru, Jan. 11. Sight earthquake shocks which lasted for 10 seconds were felt here early today. Subterranean rumblings accompanied the tremors. of Carpinteria. Under Bliss urgency proposal, no applications for permits to pr.,-- pcct for oil on state-owned .ide - land would be received or issued between now and September 1. ary for a regular legislative act fa, ci;rus and wa!nut co.0ppratives, . on the beach land question to be- i and (erri t, until recently, was j fensc prevented the state from income affective, Bliss said, lie has I jt,jp 000-a-year head of the Sun-1 troducing yesterday, had not been already introduced uch a, de- j Kai,;n Growers. Although signed to preserve Southern Caii- j fa;lpd to ru!) them out 0f the fornia beachc by rcpeamg hole he I a sincere co-operator drilling permit act of 1U21 in so far np(j rar;Pr jn the Hoover as it pertains to tid lands. Bliss said he will probably n seek to bring his urgency bill to a; vote until next week. But a real emergency exists, " tural problem'. Barrows Ls head of the political science dT8rtmcr.t at the University of California, former army he declared. The surveyor E- cnlnel jn the Siherian expedition oral advises m that since the state a atu,lnt of Latin-Amerienn supreme court recently upheld va!-; ' p0nically he is a conser-idity of the 1921 act. the number 1 va.ive' of applications for dri'lirg per-j ' mite each week ha. doubled" ! nobrnson. The urgency proposal will Lots of Others Gregory Ls a Hoover confidante, was Balkan food administrator and : . a San Francisco lawyer of ultra-conscrvative politics. MrXab H tVi.vp-'s Pao Ato neighbor and wms his nominator, an abb lawyer tb was United States attorney .ndor Taft. M. Willcbrnndt. Beniamin and Sott are political law-jers dose to Hoover counsels. Beniamin suave and powerful, repre-"rt U. S. r n.or Shortridge in California. Willebrandt is tho candidate of the anti-abon forces. Mayer heads the Metro Godwyn movies" in Culver City Klein, a San Franciscan, i Hoover ablest assistant in the denartment of commerce, and is given a real consideration by political doposers as Hoovers uc-c(or Rowell, one of tho best informed Californians in the Hoover camp, might easily win an imnortant diplomatic rest. Hinsdales hid o fame is rlosp life-long friendship for the president-elect. STARGAZER SAW: VENTURA AVENUE property owners grouped around tho doors I to the superior courtroom, barred , ... . .. bonds from entering to listen to the tos amounted to JS165 and accrued ln-,timony wh'ch may mean millions terest amounted to ffi5.1I.23. The 0f dollars to th-m. handled In the senate by Senator Walter IL Duval of Santa Paula. Since, the state rrk commission announced results of its sur- vey, designating certain beach lands aa desirable for tate parks, applications have been filed to drill for oil on those very beaches, asserted the senator. This ;s one example of the need for proper safeguard in preserving our beaches. , -o interert rate on t;ie bonds is 4 3-4 per cert. With the receipt of the ninny the city nnw will reimburse the banks which have hern advancing 2-fnda to aid the city in paying the uamage claims a they have been approved. Additional d image rlaims wall he met hy subsequent bond issues. brother of Dr. Wilbur, president of Stanford and one of Hoover mont intimae friends. Requa ia Santa Barbara oil millionaire, fair-minded, public spirited man who managed the Hoover campaign for northern California and who wa formerly federal oil administrator. i-1 and wealthy Los Angeles lawyer, accompanied Hoover on his South j American tour where, because he 'is scion of an old Spanish family, j he did valuable service, , - Xcaie and Merritt are boh 1 fr;cnj., of the president-! . , ... ) CHARLES PETIT concealing a yawn as he sat emorg the spectators at the Mercer-Malloy case in the superior court. W. P. BRADY, M. K. T. Oil Co. attorney, smiling broadly at the cross-cxamina ion of tho Rev. Mr. Goodin by Attorney Malloy. Point Scored By Northcott At Riverside Surgeon Admits No Marks On 1 Body That Indicate Abusive Act IB r. P. l.d W.r to Th 8Ur) RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jan. 11. The defense in the Gordon S. Northcott murder trial scored a victory today when Dr. Frank R. Webb, autopsy surgeon, admitted on cross-examination that the body of the headless Mexican found near Iuente showed no evidence of abuse by acts of degeneracy. In his opening statement yesterday, Deputy District Attorney IB y tt P. I.nwd Wir to Tho Storl WASHINGTON. Jan. II. Op-rosition to reapportionment of Se:-Earle Redwine told the jurors that j retary of Treasury Mellon was ex the state was prepared to prove that Northcott abused and mistreated the inr9epnt bodies of his victims and then killed them with an axe to assure their silence. Offsetting the defense gain was the evidence introduced by the state through Taul Stevens, Los CONFERS WITH ROOT Angeles policeman. IB V P. l.ed Wir to Th Storl Finds Similar Shells WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. Pres- After Dr. Webb had testified ! ident-Eiect Hoover conferred for that a .22 calibre bullet was re-1 an hour and a half at breakfast moved from the bodv of the Mexi- j today with Elihu Root, former sec-can, Stevens stated that he had ( retary of state, long a leader in found a .22 calibre rifle and a box the republican patry and a cham-of the same calibre shells at the ' pion of international peace Angeles home of Cyrus North- ments. cott, father of the defendant. A Catholic priest was called as a surprise witness by the state. Rev. John Power, of North Hollywood, was placed on the stand, over defense objections, to testify that he had not written a letter to the county superintendent of schools stating that he was giving private religious instructions to Sanford Clark, nephew of Northcott and chief prosecution wimess. Father Tower was handed a typewritten letter and aked to ex- amine both the contents and the signature. Bright Confuted The clergyman stated that he never had seen the letter before nor had he ever known of a priest to sign his name in the manner in which the letter in question was signed. The state will attempt to prove that Northcott the asserted proprietor of the Wineville murder farm wrote the letter to young Clark. On cross - examination. Bill Bright, chief of the. homicide squad bur-j the exact position of a gunnysack tiich he said he found on the bodv of an unidentified Mexican, one of he testified before the grand jury that it covered the urper part, TL, t AMOMnUa a 4ka twvrla nl CHAPTER I Orchids real name was Ashto-rcth Ashtoreth Ashe. A peculiar name Ashtoreth. It may oven impress you as absurd. Ashtoreth mother is a romantic woman. She reads a grert many novels, and imagines herself a bit occult. Following her daughters birth, she had strange dreams about ancient Europe, bhe talked of reincarnation, and declared that she had been a priestess, and worshiped the moon. And lived in a niarMe palace, and danced bo-foie strange god?. Her husband, at the time feared for her sanity. But Mrs. A'lie laid it all to mysticism, and Insisted upon naming her child Asluuielh, after the moon goddess of old Egypt. It was to Ashtoreth that pagan women prayed. Maidens seeking lovers. And wives desiring child Senator Has Talk With Hoover But Will Not Relate Details pressed to President elct-Herbert Hoover today by Senator Nye, republican, North Dakota, in a conference. lie declined to disciu-a in detail his talk with Hoover, however. Hoover, it is understood, sought Roots opinion e? to a secretary of state, discussing with him those he had considered for this important task. Root, it is known, is not considered for this po-t himself. He has been in ill health. The two talked of Hoover's Latin-Ameriean tour which Root also made some years ago. ' o j QTflVAIjT RF4DY kJ A ai f ? i all I. alUrsL A TO FIGHT BACK Prepares Forces To Help Bring About Re-Election' IB It. P. UhI W irt to The KtoiJ CHICAGO, Jan. 1L Colonel Robert W. Stewart, chairman of i tho board of the Standard Oil ! Company of Indians, is prepar- jng to wage a finish fight against j the move of John D. Rockefeller, jri to bring about the election of ren. Mrs. Ashe thought it was a lovely custom, and sometimes hogged favors herself of the moon. Not that she believed in it at all. It was merely a harmless little fantasy, and pleased her sentimental-nature. Naturally Ashtoreth hates her strange name. People are always asking what it means, and she finds explanations exceedingly embarrassing. When she was small, the children with v.lio.m rhe ployed caled her Axh-nih. It Bounded ritlur like a cellar-wry, or something gray and grubby; and the chui hated it with all her fastidious little being. It was not only ugly. It was utterly incongruous. Be-tfaue Ashtoreth Ashe is as exquisite a girl as ever lived. She looks a little like Dolores Return Officers Who Served In 1928 Officers and directors of Venturas banks will remain the same through 1929 as they stood during 1928, it, was decided at meeting of three of the four bank held Tuesday, January 8. The First National and Home Savings Banks and the Union National Bank at that time re-elected all their off-cers and directors. The locul branch of the Bank of Italy dots not have an annual meeting, hut recording to Olaf Austad, manager, the officers wiil remain the same for the year just started. The other officers and directors who were returned were: First National Bank J. M. Ar-gabritc, president; Thomas New-j by. vice-president; Andrew Olsen, j cashier; A. D. Phillips, assistant cashier; P. W. Swain, assistant cashier; Fred W. Zander, assistant cashier; T. S. Newby, J. P. Ra.i- mussen. W. W. Montgomery, G. I Ferro, Joseph M. Argabrite, E. O. ' Tucker, J. E. Rains, G. A. Ran-' dall, T. C. Tychsen, directors. Union National Bank Thomas G. Gabbcrt, chairman of the board; Walter II. Duval, president; E. C. Corey, executive vice-president; John P. Thille, vice-president; H. M. Walker, jr., cashier; John P. Thille, Thomas G. Gabbert, Walter H. Duval, E. C. Corey, David Darling, A. C. Gates, R. W. Bates, Henry C. Chase, E. C. Kimball, F. II. Pidduck, and R. K. Morgan, director. Home Savings Bank J. M. Argabrite, president; Thomas Newby, vice-president; La Verne Spaf-ford, cashier; Fred W. Zander, as-1 sistant cashier; Jules Fcraud, T. S. j Newby, J. P. Rasmussen, W. W. j Montgomery, Joseph M. Argabrite, i E. O. Tucker, J. E. Rains, directors. I del Rio, only there is something more mysterious about her. ! Her skin has a sort of ivory pal- i lor. and she has gray-green eye',! and vivid lips. Because her chccha are colorless, the effect of her full; red mouth ia startling as scarlet on ivory. She has high cheek bones, and a pointed little chin. So that her face seems curiously heart-shape the effect is accentuated by th way in which she does her It is straight blrek Parte I 1 the middle, and twirled in great cods over her ears. Victor Hugo orce said of a theatrical celebrity: She is m. pritty she is worse. Now, Ashtoreth is net really, pretty. She Is rare. Diffeient1 Ircm other girls. There are, for instance, typical debutantes, typical stenographers, Officials Say Flu May Reach World Wide Scope IB II. P. UtaH Wlr to Ttw Storl WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. The present influenza epidemic will be world wide in scope if it continues to spread similar to previous epidemics, a committee appointed to study progress of the disease reported today to health officials and acientlsts from 20 states gathered here. , The committee estimated duration of the disease at from 5 to 10 weeks in one community, and said it apparently had reached its peak in the midwest but continued to spread in the east and New England states. Seek $90,000 For Ranch IForA Damage George Todd has filed a suit for $90,000 damages and asked for a permanent restraining order ngainst W. A. Chaney through hi attorney, James C. Hollingsworth. Todd claims that Chaney has been cultivating, against his will, the southern section of his property on the Rancho Santa Paula y Saticoy and that recentl he has excavated a portion of the land lying along the southern boundary to the depth of three feet, threatening a cement wall belonging to Todd and causing him $90,000 damages. He asks that Chaney h brought into superior court to show cause why he should not be permanently prevented from going on with his excavations. in IT. P. UaM Wlr to Th Storl YORK, Pa., Jan. 11. John Curry. 14. second defendant in the witchcraft slaying of Nelson Reh-incyer,- 58-yea e-old recluse, w found guilty of first degree murder by a jury tdy. Life imprisonment wm recommended. HAsuAN" and typical portswomen. Exactly as tin re are typical wivoa and typical chorus girls. But Ahto-reth is not so easily chnsified. When Hugo spoke of the dancing girl, he probably had in mind that seductive quality known a rex appeal. A vulgar expre'sion. but inclusive of attributes difficult of expression. Hollis Hart, the famous finan-h-r, was extraordinr.rly '.Tn'v -rd the first time he saw her --r. I llulhs Hart was nit a irivyt M 1 1 i son. It wn a stormy day in J. u lary when Ashtoreth 'uni.ron I by n eectric buzzer cn h"r dei. , .'laird Into hi private office, to take her first dictation from the famous Mr. Hart. A'htureth wa wearing a black (Continued On Page 4) Here ia the acme in Los Angeles as the case of Au Keyen, former district attorney, went to trial on charge of accepting a bribe in the Julian oil arandal. In the group of attorney are Keyes (1), Le-Compte Davis (2) and Taul Srhenek (.1), his attorneys, and Duron Fitts (I), prosecuting the rase. Left are Jack Herman, who has turned state's evidence, and a rlnseup of Keyes. Diary Figures Often In Testimony Of Journeyman IB V. r. La4 Wlr to Th Storl LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11. Monotonously reading into the record that Asa Keyes was extremely friendly with men he wa proe-cuting during hi service aa district attorney, the first examination of Milton Pike, journeyman tailor, continued through the morning session of the Keyes bribery trial today. Alw ays referring , to . the little diary he kept while employed at the Getzoff Tailor Shop, Pike told of almost daily conferences Keyes had there with Jacob Berman and Jark Rosenberg, then under indict ment for conspiracy to wreck the Julian Petroleum Corporation. Tike admitted he was under eon slant' guard of district attorneys operatives from the time he testified concerning the bribery case until now. He said he insisted on taking trips once in a while and that the state had paid his way to Mexicali and other other resort towns. Before he was turned over to the defense, Pike related calmly and in a clear voice statements he heard defendants make and conferences he saw Ihtrn attend in Get-zoffa tailor ship. Once, Pike related, he heard a hitter argument between Jacob Berman, then a Julian defendant and nw a states witness, and Ben Getzoff. If Keyes doesnt dismiss my case as he promised. Ill double-cross him, Pike recorded Berman as having said. And I'll kill yon if you do," Tike said Getzoff retorted. On another occasion he overheard Ben Getzoff tell his son, Dave, if Buron Fitts is elected district attorney everything still will come out 11 right for Fitts is a good friend to Keyes." Once. Pike said, he heard the elder Getzoff boast of a trip he took to Chicago with Keyes. We staid at the Edgewater Beach hotel," Getzoff wag quoted as having said, and Keyea paid for everything. Through Pikes story ol intimate conversations, friendly greetings over the telephone, receipt of postal card and the like, the state ultimately hopes to prove that Keye received in excess of $150,- 000 for handling tho Julian case so a to insure acquittal of the defendant. An attemot to break down the testimony of Pike wa made today ly the defense which subjected him to a rigid cross exsminatlon this afternoon. Pike admitted a prejudice again't B.n Getzoff. owntr of the tailor shop in which the former was employed and one of the defendants to present 1 ribery charges. "I not only disliked Getzoff when 1 worked for him." Pike said distinctly, I still dislike him." STATE WILL AID MARICOPA ROAD r-vfcrh will e- ("1 if -in r ihc e e'-ni r 1 tit r t1- : l of f'O r -vD'-i ron I to c. p-"t Vcnpri rrd Kom cnr.tie, matching the r ' 'll farcit f - 1 n,etm''C.t do-!-r f. r d i. v as n '''-c, . Y;t n,.:bt nl I- - uii- to. : This statement was issued following a conference of representative of the tri-county road district with members in the legislature. TITLE 1 Defendant Wins Point Defendii Interest In d Land On Avenue With ths Ventura Avenue pi erty owners whose holdings contested in the suit, barred fi tho courtroom, except the plain herself, Mrs. Edith Neel Mer the case brought by her aga Thomas Malloy of San Franc to quiet title to some 200 acre: land lying along the Ventura ri and estimated to be worth at U $1,000,000, or more, depending on the extent of the Avenue field, continued today in the ptrior courtroom. Malloy won a ruling from Ju Frank G. Collier Thursday afi noon barr!ng these property o ers when he won an admis: from the plaintiff attorney adverse possession is to be basis of the contest. This me that there will be testimony show that whereas the pres property holders may have de from the Carpenter-Steinbach terest extending only to Leighton line, the holders of deeds occupied the land to w is called the grant line fart west, and paid taxes on it and therefore entitled to the owners of it. Such testimony must include miniacences of the condition this land for many years back, i Malloy argued that it was unf for such witnesses to hear e other testify and so be aided making their testimony dovet Accordingly the corridor is spri led with Ventura Avenue landoi ers, waiting to be called, stand outside of the room where te mony, which may mean millions dollars to them, is being tal barred from that room while nr ly curious persons enter at wil numan Interest There is much more human terest in the case than in m quiet title actions. Standing alone against a batt. of attorneys which yesterday mo ing included Merle J. Rog Louis C. Drapeau, Charles Blai stock and Charles Gerard, Thon Malloy ls a figure to challenge interest of the humanist. A sol ly built man in a trim, dark si he stands squarely before the v ness whem he is cross-examini) gazing over the top of his glas into the eyes of the person telli the story. Hi interruption make sure of very small detx are numerous and persiste when he wants an answer to question he gets it, whether witness wishes to give it or n Having gotten it, he jots it do in his notebook, and clears throat in a manner to make witness wonder if he said exac what he wished to say. Malloy conceded by both opposirg atti ncys and court room visitors to a shrewd attorney. But the witnesses for the pla tiff have held their own with h Three cf them were put on yest day afternoon. Each entirely d ferent in type, they all told th stories surely and unhesitating Charles Petit, the first, was on t stand both in the morning and i temoon to explain a map which had prepared of the disputed p perty, and to give technical te' mony on old survey lines and t gineering practice. After him R. G. Percy took : stand and for more than an h traced old fences on the Fos' property, herded imaginary cat up and down the map, and sparr with Malloy over the course a height of the Ventura river. Or Malloy wished to ascertain length of a section of fence. Percy Answers How long was it? he ask gazing steadily over his glasses the cattle man. "Several hundred feet, rep!) Percy, gazing steadily back him. Two hundred? Several hundred." Three hundred? Several hundred. Three hundred?" Malloy w unruffled. I said several hundred," Per repeated. Four hundred?" th question never shifted his glance. Percy turned to Judge Colli who was standing by in the formal group before the let t - i V'W't t'- , ,r, c 1 ::,3 !u . W Cf) f cr Tone. ti.' con 'u,: n of t1'" no-w i i. )' p 'nt ;T . , , ... 1 rj , i - c satisfied w'th Pt'rcy'a wcrl;. The third witness bnuigot T Star reporter to attention. 1 wa a rather small man. dre" (Continued cn Tsge 1, See. 2)

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