Daily News from Los Angeles, California on April 9, 1936 · 9
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Daily News from Los Angeles, California · 9

Los Angeles, California
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Thursday, April 9, 1936
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ILLUSTRATED DAILY NEWS, LOS ANGELES, CALIF. i: tWPA Intimidation by Political Bosses Cliargsd THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1939 v I 4 9 4 Investigation Connolly . Investigation of charges that political bosses are intimidating WPA workers in An effort to win votes in impending municipal elections throughout Los Angeles County, was ordered .last Slight by Col. Donald II. Connolly, Federal works director. Connolly assured . employes on security wage projects that they are free to vote aa they pleaae and that persona electioneering on the job wlU.be diamiesed Immediately. . Execution of VITA projects la ne way can be affected by municipal elections," Colonel Con-' holly declared. "The works program, both as regards the individual workers and the Irapreve-menta under- way, is conducted entirely, without -reference to municipal elections or municipal politico. Wo wiU not tolerato ay political activities on the project? and I have ordered oar Investigators to keep a lookout for evidence of electioneering," Ex-Boss Indicted In Alleged Fraud The first step in a cleanup of alleged Job-selling activities on Federal public works projects was taken yesterday when the Federal Grand Jury indicted . snry Ashton Wood, formerly a foreman on the WPA shoe repair project; Wood was specifically accused of practicing fraud on Robert Mitchell, a WPA worker, promoted from a $65 job to an $S5 job. Federal Investigators charged that Wood obtained $20 from Mitchell for. the promotion. However, Wood had nothing to do with the promotion the Federal agents said, but had learned of it in advance and had represented to Mitchell that he could obtain the advance for him in return for $20 paid In $5-a-month installments. Wood declared he was being -made the goat" "Therell be. plenty, of other people in a jam If I begin talking," ho said. Wood was released on his own recognizance and was instructed to appear in court to plead next Monday. Beerys $50,000 -Gamp Bums- The $50,000 Paradise Camp and Trout Club of Noah Beery, film . actor, at Valyermo, was destroyed by Are early yesterday, according to a report made to the sheriffs office here. The origin of the fire was unknown. Deputy Sheriff Roy Rankin of the arson squad was assigned to make an investigation. The first report, however, indicated no evidence of incendiarism. Beery is In London and it was ' his camp, manager, Mrs. J. L. Blodgett, of 6500 Colgate street, Los Angeles, who placed the estimate of loss at $50,000. She said there was no insurance. The flrer was discovered Tuesday night by attendants, who, notified the forest station. 'Rarigers Joined in fighting the flames. Forest rangers said they heard four small explosions as the flames spread. V V a. ifrurmaT v . SS vo-Vp Unnomiees Effective April 1st . a new fast limited schedule to PHOENIX Leave Los Angeles 6:30 p.m. Arrive Phoenix 6:40 a.m. In addition to the following regular schedules Leave Los Angeles 8:30 a.nu -8:20 p.m. Arrive Phoenix 9:45 p.m. 8:50 USUAL low fares DEPOT, 5th & Los Angeles TRinity 9781 (Continued lrom Page 1) cut off from the most pervasive of all means of public discussion, because the radio brings to us, as no other medium ever has, the currents of world opinion in the living words of its most important citizens." , . TIE radio, he believes, presents an opportunity for everyone, who does not deliberately shut his ears, to form his own opinions on public questions. This, however, requires a knowledge of what is on the air, and intelligent listening, to worth-while educational programs. "We must learn to use the radio in education by ' using the radio for education," he concludes. "The technique of speaking and - listening must advance together. Civic education by radio has just begun, We are in a formative period. - We are beset with fears as to what may haippen if the Heralds Horn resounds too potently to the lips of demagogues. ' We are groping for means of calling young and old to listen to wisdom; experience and virtue instead of recklessness and folly. One thing is certain that the public will listen; to whom is the question. We know very little about the answer. We have a lot to learn, but its going to be great fun learn inf" . , TO WHICH I would like to add that radio is but one form of publication. Now, as ever, the means of publication must take a subordinate place to the merit of that which is published. Lincolns speech at Gettysburg, for instance, achieved thorough and lasting circulation long before radio was invented, and at a time when even the newspaper business was in its infancy. Radio, television, even mental. telepathy, newspapers, books,' magazines, all forms of publication, are utterly dependent upon the value of thought. If DrrReedis right', "and radio does stimulate individual- thinking, all forms of publication will be benefited. Moley Vacationing in Santa Barbara . ; - Raymond Moley; formerly President Roosevelts assistant secretary of state, also chief "brain-truster" and at present editor, of the- magazine Today, arrived in Los Armeies yesterday and left Immediately for Santa Barbara for a two-week vacation with Mrs. Moley and their two children. -Moley said that Gov; Alfred M. Landon of Kansas , seems to- have the best chance at present to be the Republican nominee for President; that the corporation tax bill wiU have to be rewritten, and that the Townsend investigation will continue indefinitely. $300,000 Crash Suit Won by Coogan A ghastly drama that began a year ago when - his. -father and three of his wannest young friends were killed In an auto accident that left him sole survivor, '-ended on a kinder note yesterday for Jackie Coogan, "The Kid" of yesteryears silent films. - The damage suits totaling $00,000 brought against him by parents of two of the dead youths were defeated when Superior Judge Frank G.' Swain, one minute after all evidence. waa in, instructed 'the Jury to return a verdict In the young actors favor. . . "A minor shUd cannot be held liable for tho scUom of his father; aad there has been ne evidence that John H. 'Coogan waa Intoxicated at the time ef the accident," the Jurist ruled. The plaintiffs -in the - action were Bernard M. Durkin, father of Junior Durkin, actor, and Mrs. Anna V. Horner, mother .of Robert Horner, young playwright. The two youths, along with Charles Jones, foreman of the Coogan ranch at Jacumba, and the elder Coogan, were Instantly killed when the Coogan car swerved off the road near San Diego to avoid au approaching auto. , The plaintiffs charged that Coogan Sr., was intoxicated. On that point. Judge Swain ruled that neither liquor nor Its odor had been found in the wrecked car; that, according to witnesses, there was no liquor on the elder Coogans breath until a nurse poured about two ounces of brandy down his throat just before ho died; and that DrrR. J. Pickard of San Diego, who analyzed Coogans blood for the coroner there, found it contained 1.88 parts per 1000 parts of alcoholic content, insufficient to intoxicate. Mrs. Lillian R. Coogan, Jackies mother, wept as the jury was instructed and afterward smiled through' tears, happy because her dead husband was vindicated.. EASTER HINTS . For Women Furred Suits. ....$29.75 up Spring Dromes... $ EOS up Casual Coats.,... $14 JS up Swagger Suits .. .$19.75 up Fox Scarfs ........ .$29.75 Mannish Suits . . .$17 AO up Blouses $1.93 up Easter Hats $1.93 up Kid Gloves $2.25 up Smart Bags $2 JO up Silk Hosiery 89c up White Chinchilla Coata ......i.. ...$21J0 Street Car, Autos Add Three to Traffic Toll - Three deaths in traffic accidents wera marked up yesterday on city and county records. ' A short time after Frank Dan-ley, 81, 576 Lincoln avenue, suffered injuries la an automobile collision at Pomona, he died last night at Pomona Valley Hospital, the coroner's office was notified. Injuries suffered when he fell from a moving automobile last night caused the death of Hall Clemence, 65, of 6545 - Regent street, Huntington Park, according to a -report made, to the coroners office. The accident occurred at Olive street and Long Beach boulevard in Compton. Vicendo Comialdl. 72, of . 8224 West Main street, Alhambra, was killed last night when struck by n Pacific Electric train at the p. E. crossing at Mayerest avenue and Huntington drive. . - A Loa . Angeles Railway truck, speeding on an emergency call, struck an automobile at Ninth and Hill streets yesterday, seriously injuring Manuel Treoeti, 3919 Allah drive. Voice, driver. Veteran of 2 Wars Weds Socialite Harry Atwood, 58, a Spanish-American and World War veteran and active in veteran activities, and Mrs. Lillian Mabel Cash, .socially prominent, - were married yesterday by Superior Judge Joseph W. .Vickers In his chambers. Witnesses to the ceremony we're Mrs. Rose Harris, wife of Hugo Harris, attorney appointed to the Veterans Welfare Board yesterday, and Roy Goff, court clerk 'Stunning Oxfords and Pumps for Women $4.85 to $6.50 FOR MEN Sport Sulfa $21 JO Mallory Hots $4 $5 Silk Neckwear 55c up Smart Shoes $iJ5 up Arrow and Grsyco Shirts $1.95 up Cigars, Wine Provided, Suicide Fails Madrid, April r im Vicente Alonso, 69, vainly attempted nnleide today after leaving a box of cigars oa the table for tho eeroaer aad a bottle of champogao for friends who would mom for his wtka Alonso waa la a hospital tonight recovering from 86 injections of morphine aad chloroform. Unconscious, Alonso was found la coffin la the room where his wife died several years age. 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