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NO. 277. pop mitonna EDI'; .'Oîd fc£¿ iÂ’ïïr.Siî^ SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA,FRIDAY, OCTOBER IB, 1929 32 PAGES 3c Per Copy. 65c Per Month PHYSICIANS TESTIFY FOR PANTAGES OOOOOOQOQO 0000.0 000 cooooooooo 00 Murder Clews Lead Sheriff To Central California . *000000 oooooooo 00000000* __ VISALIA TO ORANGE COUNTY TAX RATE IS FOURTH LOWESTBIFFLE BE VISITED ■■■ BV OFFICER Deputy District Attorney Accompanies Jernigan— May Identify Man’s Hat TEETH ARE EXAMINED Japan Seeking 350 GUESTS Dividends Are Paid Out By Booze King Big Reduction In Navy Power Accepts Invitation to Conference and Opposes Mere Reduction Photograph of Dead Man’s Spine Taken by Officials on Trip to North O N THE strength of the theory that the “chicken cook” murder victim, whose heartless body wat found near Huntington Beach, two weeks ago, may have been a man known to be missing from Dinuba, Calif., Lew Blodget, deputy district attorney, and Sheriff Sam Jernigan left here this morning for Dinuba to make inquiries. The theory that the murder victim may have been a resident of Dinuba is further strengthened by the fact that sheriff’s officers have Interviewed a man In Long Beach, who stated that the description of the body, including the crooked spine, resembled a man who is missing and who lived in the little town near Visalia. Herman Zabel, finger print specialist, refused to disclose the rjame of the Long Beach man, on the grounds that the man did not want to be drawn into the case. This clew looks better than any of the score the officers have run down during the past 10 days, Zabel said. Local dentists who yesterday inspected the set of false teeth . found In the mouth of the mur- I dered man, declared that the teeth were approximately five years old. The old green hat also shows the signs of age and wear, and may be five years old. Putting two and two together, with the fact that it is known that the hat was sold in Dinuba. it is possible that the teeth also were sold there. Dentists claim that the dent 1st[ who made the false teeth will recognize them, anu if a dentist in Dinuba is found who made the teeth, he surely will remember ; who bought them, it is believed. L The teeth clew Is another angle of the case that local officers yire heavily banking on to iden- -j , tify the man. Jernigan and Blodget are not expected to return here before Sunday night. It will take them I all day tomorrow to make the investigations they are to make, Zabel said. A photograph of the man’s spine also was taken to Dinuba by the officers who will call on physicians there in an effort to Identify the man. V7/ASHINGTON, Oct. 18. — | fV (UP)—Japan’s acceptance of the invitation to a January naval conference in London, made public by the state department to- i day, contained a brief, pointed plea for real naval reduction and not mere limitation. Japanese emphasis upon this point recalled President Hoover and Prime Minister MacDonald’s failure to agree upon re- i duction in the cruiser category of warships which is the most import| ant of all clasres to be discussed in London. As the Anglo-American agreement now standi!, Great Britain will maintain 340,000 tons of cruisers and* the United States will maintain 815.000 tons. The latter figure Is larger by 15,000 tons than the present authorized and appropriated American building program. The United Press learns on good authority, however, these figures probably will be reduced at London sufficiently to apply actual reduction to both American nnd British programs. There were no reservations or conditions to Japanese participation in th« conference although Japan expressed eagerness to consult with Great Britain prior to the conference regarding essential points upon which agreement will be sought. In these conversation« Japan is expected to request an increase in her auxiliary ship tonnage ratio from 3 to 5 to 7 to 10 as compared with the British ar. ' American navies. The cornmun.. stion did not mention the British feeler regarding possible abolition of submarines which is certain to be opposed by Japan. The character of the Japanese note coincided with expectations that Tokio would unequivooaPy join in any effort toward naval reduction regardless whether under league of nations or other auspices All fivo powers invited to the naval conference have now accepted. The conference will set the third wc*>k in January. The Japanese note raid in part: “The Japanese government are further gratified to know .of the willingness of the British government to continue informal conversation with me, as hitherto, on many points which may require elucidation. They note that similar discussions conducted in Lon- Government Makes Startl- C. C. Chapman of Fullerton I mg Discovery in Books Pays Tribute to Founder of Institution T hi tl (Continued on Page 2) E VISION of A. P. Giannini, the executive genius of J. A. Bacigalupi, and the policy of | square dealing with stockholders and full and courteous service to natrons are the factors that have developed the Bank of Italy in 25 years from a small financial institution in the Italian quarters of j San Francisco to one of the strongest financial organizations in the United States, with resources approximating $900,000,000. This was the forceful statement of C. C. Chapman, of Fullerton, former mlnistev and the "father” of Valencia orange growing in Orange county, at the complimentary dinner given nt St. Ann’s Inn, last night, by the Bank Pf Italy, to executive and other employe« of the six branches in Orange county, and a few of the large stockholders, In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Bank of Italy. More than 3f>0 men and women of Orange county were present to hear the millionaire of Fullerton pay tribute to the bank and to the founders, and to enjoy other features of the program arranged under directIfn of C. L. Colant. vice president and manager of the Santa Ana branch. Declaration by Chapman of farts that were known to be true were greeted enthusiastically by the large assemblage. Pointing to the policy of fair treatment to stockholders established with the founding of the financial institution, Chapman recounted that an investment of $16,000 in J00 shares of stock of the bank in 1920 would at today s stock exchange quotations for Transam- erlea shares have returned the Investor $755,885. if ho had taken advantage of the rights to purchase stock as they were is«ued In the progress of the numerous stock dividends declared. Cash dividends are included in the total. Great Growth Incidentally, the speaker declared that the next five years will wit- N’ (Continued on Page 2) of Huge Corporation EW YORK, Oct. 18.—(UP) — Further knowledge of the ingenious operations of a gigantic bootlegging syndicate which was smashed by the government in one tremendous sweep, • was gained today from the voluminous documents seized during the synchronized raids on the organization's numerous branches. Authorities learned that the syndicate was in effect a corporation which was to tho rum-running industry what General Motors or United States Steel Is to legitimate business. Its board of directors met in weekly sessions around a quartered-oak tahl« at a midtown office here, tallied the profits and declared dividends In manner not unlike the financle of Wall street. A profit of $2,000,000 for months' period was shown by the rum corporation’s books, federal authorities said. The directors split the earnings, some drawing seven per cent nnd others as much as 23 per cent, In ratio to investments. Of uusual Interest to the government wore notations in two of the shlzed books indicating that the large sums, often running Into five figures, were paid as protection to local officials in New Jersey. Prohibition Administrator William J. Calhoun of New Jersey w'as reluctant to speak of tho "protection list" until a more thor-i ough investigation had been completed. Some of the Items were entered opposit uals ficial titles Search was continued on land and sea for the more notablo leaders of the syndicate, whose operations extended Dorn the French possessions of St. Pierre and Miquelon in tho north to the Bermudas. Of six reputed lead» rs still fugitives, three were believed today to be in Montreal, according to Calhoun. They are AJ and William LilJlen. of Newark, N. J., and James Murphy, ail said to be members of the board of directors. Furnishings I akcn From Cult Temple LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18.— (UP! -The temple of the 'Great Eleven” cult, in which membo , 0f the religious order practiced their weird rituals before the state stepped in to investigate, today was denuded of elaborate furnishings valued at $20.000, The temple was stripped by deputy sheriffs who wero armed with a writ obtained by C’ifford Dabney, wealthy oil man and former cultist, who alleges he “donated” $40,000 to the cult and received in exchange only the title "Hereafter and Now.” The move was the second made by Dabney to seek redress from the “Great Eleven” in which he once was an enthusiastic participant. Only 4 Other Counties Are Ranked Higher Report of State Controller Is Received By Auditor This Morning mm b. pmi ¿¡TRIAL TO El Defense Expects to Finish Its Case and Begin Arguments loday O' Texas Guinan Loses Suit For $105,000 LOS ANGELES. Oct, 18.— (UP) —The matter of whether Texas Gumin, Broadway night club hostess, is capable of earning $5000 a week as an actress, won’t be settled here. Her suit aqainst the Los Angeles Railway company for $100,000 personal damages and $5000 damages for loss of a week's work in films, has been thrown out of court. Company officials established to the satisfaction of Superior Judge Gates that the railway truck which encoun tered an autoV*obtle in which Miss Guinan was riding, was being driven by a man who was off duty and who was hot engaged in company business. RANGE COUNTY continues to occupy an enviable position among the 58 counties of the state, ranking fifth in the value of property taxable by the county, fifth in the grand total value of all its property, and having the fourth lowest tax rate inside cities, according to a report from the state controller received today by County Auditor W, C. Jerome. j Jerome pointed out today that in reality this county has probably as low a tax rate as any county In the state owing to the fact that property Is assessed at a lower I proportion of Its actual value than j it is in counties where the actual ! rate Is lower titan It Is here. Only five counties have a tax j rate for territory outside cities j which is lower than that of Orange county, the report showed. The Orange county tax rate inside cities is $1.45 per $100 of assessed } valuation and outside cities it is j $1.85 per $100. The report revealed a 20 per | _________ ln ,h,! *nln" It'd Kinslow Announces Incor- AGAIN TODAY Book Salesman Arrested On Perjury Charges Will Take Stand, Fitts Says MRS. PANTAGES ILL , Publicity Man Says He Saw Pringle Girl in Office Of Magnate at 1 1 P. M. I OS ANGELES. Oct. 18.—(UP)— J Torough a series of medical ex* L PISTON;: W ASHINGTON. Oct. 18. — Former Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall’# lawyers will close his defense case in his bribery trial today after Edward L. Doheny, the oil king, and Mrs. Do* heny gave their versions of the names of Individ- $100,000 transaction in 1921 which others were charged to of- ; preceded Doheny’e lease of the Elk OAKLAND, Oct. 18.—(UP)—Mrs, Mattie Pfeifer. 55, of Los Angeles, was struck down by an automobile and killed here last night. The driver of the car, Jack Gagan, 48. is being held for investigation Police say that Gagan, who has only one arm, was drunk at thé time of the accident. F lapper F anny S ays : mg u. s. eat. orr. SEATTLE. Oct. 18.—(UP)—The death toll of the Portland hotel fire reached nine today. Twenty-four hours after the old biuldlng, rooming houee for laborers, was destroyed, John Miller, 69, a railroad worker, died of his injuries. Up and down the “skid roads," that section of Seattle where loggers gather when they come out of the woods, the word went today that the fire was starled by a man responsible for several lesser blazes in the district recently* Kerosene had been poured on the stairways of the hotel, hopelessly trapping the laborers in the old, brick structure. FT, PAUL. Minn., Oct. 18.— (UP)—Morris Miller never will j return to California voluntarily ; and will fight any attempt to extradite him there, friends of the “phantom gunman” declared here today. Their statements supposedly came after communication with William J. Quinn, Miller’s attorney. who they declared is with Miller in New York. They declared Miller has established an alibi through New' York hotel registrations that definitely clears him of suspicion in the recent Hollywood murder of David Antink. Miller was said to have Claimed he never saw Antink before the drug cashier identified him as the man who robbed the Sun Drug company of San Francisco several years ago. LOR ANGELES. Oct. 18 Mrs. Lois Pantages, who recently was convicted of manslaughter .as a result of the automobile Hills reserve, Doheny, vigorous despite his 74 years, is under indictment for giving the same alleged bribe, and the decision in this case may determine whether he will have to stand trial. The rosy-cheeked, white-haired millionaire has contended from tho first the money was Just a ''friendly loan.” He has said he tore in two the demand note which Fall give him, so that Fall would not be bothered in ease both he and his wife died suddenly. This “loan” was given Just to Help Fall save his Nr W Mexico ranch from a possible water shortage, according to testimony giv- *n at an earlier oil trial by E. j L. “Ned” Doheny, Jr., the only son (UP) I of the oil man. “Ned” Doheny was killed by an insane employe a few months ago, and the defense yesterday value of all property ln the during tho past year. The value this year is $9,885,903,184, compared with $8,125,000,000 for last year. Los Angeles county shows the greatest increase. having raised its value by about $900,000. Jerome called attention today to the fact that the assessed value of Los Angeles county alone is equal or greater than the combined property value of 10 western states. perts. Alexander Pantages. 54- year-old theater magnate, today continued his attempt to prove to a jury that he ¡s not guilty of 4 criminal assault on Eunice Pringle, young amateur- dancer. One after another noted physf- lans went to the stand in Super« ior Judge Fricke’s court and testified there was no evidence to sub* stantiate the 17-year-old girl’s charge that she was attacked by Pantages on August 9. Tho tests bv which Rex. Welch, county chemist and state’s witness, claimed he made certain Mis* Pringle had been assaulted by Pan* ta gee were dis»-ounted by two wit* nesses. Dr D. TT. Gibbs, bacteriologist, and Dr. W. B. Dakln. gynecologist, hoth gave highly technical f.»*stl- mony directly contrary to that of Welch. | Cross examination of the phvel- 1 NNOUNCEMENT was m a d e i clans did not shake their testimony, today by Hsnry M. Kinslow. District Attorney Rnron Pitts president of tho Vitalité cor- finally drew from both Dr. Gibbs poration, manufacturers of tho now and Dr. Dakin the admission that famous Vitalité piston, of the in- : they were to get fees for their tea* corporation of the company under timony. NEI BUMS poration of Concern for Over $350,000 the state laws of California, for The value of Orange county’s i $350.000, and ths general expansion non-operative property, that which Is taxable by the county, Is $179,480,780. Operativo property is valued at $33,000,975. The value of railroads as assessed by the slate hoard of equalization of $8,807,287. Tho grand total values of «»range county property was given In tho report as $218,289,012. San Diego county boosted its valuation from about $110,000.000 lust year to $264.362,251 this year. A board of appraisement revaluation Ran Diego county property mi me time ago and the Jump in assessed valuation reflects increases which came about largely as a result of that appraisal. Counties which ha vs a larger amount of taxable property than Orange county ar»» Los Angeles, San Francisco, Alameda and San Diego counties. Kern county, which always runs Orange county a close race, Is in sixth place. Counties with lower tax rates Inside cities are Kern, Los Angeles and Madera. Those with lower rates outside cities are Alpin'*, Kern, Los Angeles, Jla- deia and Mono counties. of the business, which for the past two years has rapidly become one of the leading industries of Santa Ana. The new board of directors, announced for the first time today Is composed of Henry M. Kinslow.; Richard F. Cribarx», Homer C. Chaney, John S. McCarty and By - I ron V. Curry. Announcement also was made to | the effect that the company already had architect’s plans for the first unit of a, modern factory to be; built by the corporation on its ; property located ln the 2300 block : on South Main street. Kinslow and Cribaro have been manufacturing the Vltallte alloy j piston here for the past two years j at the Kinslow Machine Shop« on j West Fifth street. The rapid ; growth of the industry has cramp- [ ed the quarters and it will be nec- I easary in the very near future to ■ (Continued on Page 2) collision death of Juro Kokumoto. reftd his testimony to the Jury, in- Japaneae gardener, was reported luldng a xtement that "My «■c- n.tary,—a man named Flunk- i” accompanied young Dohen, to Washington when ho brought Fall the $100,000. Attorneys hoped closing un u- j critical! ments might bo started tida af- j t i noon. It Is unlikely they will seriously ill with pneumonia today. Her physician, Dr. E C. Flah- baught, said ho had ordered two more nurses to the bed-ide. He said the .ervous strain of her trial contributed to her condition. Mrs. Pantages is scheduled to! bo completed by tomorrow no on. appear before Superior Judgt- 1 ndor District of Columbia law, Carlos Hardy on October 23 for the locked-up jury cannot con- a hearing on tho probation re-|iinue through the week end. us quest she entered after a Jury the legal holiday commences L J. OSMI found her guilty. The penalty for manslaughter is one to 10 years in San Quentin. at noon Saturday. A football player may play a perfect game, but a spectator seldom goes without a miss. KALAMAZOO. Mich., Oct. 18.— (UP)—Mrs. Pearl Burgess, middle aged matron, was convicted today of murdering Mrs. Etta Fairchild, 78, whom she accused of holding the Burgess family under a "spell” and of casting an "evil eye” on Eugenie, the 17-year-old daughter. There was no recommendation of sentence. Eugene Burgess, husband and father, jointly charged with the murder, committed suicide by hanging himself with a pair of pajamas while in Jail awaiting trial Testimony at the trial revealed Mrs. Burgess had lived in terror of Mrs. Fairchild for 15 years. She claimed the aged woman was a "witch” and blamed her for chronic illnesses of Eugenie. LARGE CASH AWARDS BY REGISTER TO THOSE WHO TAKE PART IN HUGE CONTEST Whoever it seeking to make money without investing a single cent of thsir own can find this opportunity open to them in The Santa Ana Reg- irter’s $10,000 circulation prize campaign, just starting. Every worker Is paid for whatever he does. The commissions are liberal and the major awards run from $2000 down tc $100. There is no chance to lose. It is a fine chance to make money, APPEALING FEATURE There is one thing about this campaign that is especially appealing. Contestants do not solicit or collect any money whatever for new eub- scribers to The Register. The subscriber agrees to take The Register for a period of 3 months to twelve months and to pay the carrier at the end of each month for the paper. Never before has such a liberal offer been made for a minimum of work. Whether you take a major award or not, you are assured of remuneration in large measure for whatever work you do. And this remuneration will be paid in cash. If it is a job you are looking for, here is one platted and mapped especially for you and if you do the work intensively (Continued on Page 2) LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18.—(UP) — The question of whether or not a high or low dam or any dam at all will be constructed at the forks site of the San Gabriel canyon will not be decided until the return to Sacramento of State Engineer Edward Hyatt, it was announced today. Hyatt, accompanied by Supervisor H. w. Wright, County Flood Control Engineer E. C. Eaton, County Resident Engineer L*i B Davey and Robert and Louis Hill. LOS ANGELES. Oct. IS.—(UP) Moisture oozing from a seam in the e tat embankment ot the Santa Anita canyon dam about 15 feet from where the concrete structure connects with the rock resulted in the circulation ot rumors that the dam was in danger of breaking, it was said here today. According to E. C. Eaton, county flood control engineer, there is no danger of the dam giving way. All rock, he said, contains almost invisible cracks. Holes are drilled into such fissures and liquid cement forced In under high pressure, completely sealing up the crack, Eaton said- SACRAMENTO. Ot. 18.—Convicted of murdering her estranged husband, Mrs. Mary Slayback, of Sacramento, today faced a sentence of five years to life in prison. The Jury hearing the case brought In a verdict of second degree murder late last night after deliberating for 6 hours. Mrs. Laura Robinson, Mrs. Playback's mother, burst into tears when the decision was announced, and was assisted from the courtroom by her daughter. Sentence will bo pronounced up-1—The on the woman by Judge John F Pullen next Tuesday morning 10 o'clock. Each pointed out however that such a fee was customary. The physicians both said they were brought into the case by Dr. E. C. Fishhraught, who has had charge of Mrs. Lois Pantages. wife of Alexander Pantages. during her critical illness which followed her conviction recently on a maslaugh­ ter count. Dr. Flshbaught announced during the day that Mrs. Pantages' eondi- tion was still very grave. He s*l<i she was suffering from pneumonia. Dr. Rov Hammock, bacteriologist, followed Mrs. Gibbs and Dakin to the stand. Garland Biffle, Indicted on » count of perjury after he testified ( for the defense at the trial of .Alexander Pantages on assault charge«, i probably will return to the witness \ stand late today. District Attorney Buron Fitts an. ! nouncod he expected to call the Bo n i Francisco law b»jok salesman ami I ask him a few impeaching ques- ' tlons, Blffle was to be recalled for his i brief questioning after Jake Rosen- stoin, publicity man finished his I testimony. I At the morning | stein said ho had s I at Pantages’ ofTiet i p. m. Ho said that she was i night, visits “some of the ! Rosensieln took the st i the defense presented me : f»nse to the effect that i did not attack the girt. »salon Rosen* n Miss Pringl® s late as 1.1 IS alone on time.” tnd after heal «le­ pan tage* 8!!! FOR EPJOB LOí at J LOS ANGELES, Oct 18.—(UP) —A jury of seven men and five women today deliberated the case of Oscar L. Peterson, Harry M. Hill and Leonard F. Sale, Los Angeies policemen charged with accepting a geologists, spent the better part of bribe of $60u from Harry McDonald, OF 3 L. I. OFFICERS yeste/day afternoon examining geological formations at the site of the proposed $25,0(10,000 dam Hyatt refused to make any statement concerning his findings other than saying that his decision would be made several days after his return to Sacramento. a confessed bootlegger. The jury debated for six hours last night after Deputy District Attorney George McKay urged them "not to feel this Is a case on which the police department is on trial, but to feel that these men are individuals charged with a felony." ANGELES, Oct. IS — <UP> federal government today was on record as opposed to method.* whereby Rod La Roque and Mitchell Lewis, motion picture actors, asserted!? spent approximately $2900 for liquor and checke4 the amount off their respective in­ come’tax account« under the rather vague headings of "entertainment” and "publicity“ [ The government’s objection be- QUEBEC, Oct. 13.— (UP)— Elec- carne knüWn in a bitl ot tion of officers and governors whs, ¡ars filed in the L?. S. district court the closing business today of the here in the case of J. Marjori* 15th annual convention of théjBerger. Hollywood tax expert, under Indictment on a charge of nominee! making and returning faise and ELECTS OFFICERS convention of Investment Bankers' association! here. There was only one for president—Trowbridge Cailo w'ay, of New York, a member of the board of governors. In a report presented yesterday by the committee on trends of the business, the opinion was given that buying of bonds would become popular again when stock fraudulent returns for a number of Hollywood celebrities. According to the bill of particulars, La Roque spent approximately $1444.68 for liquor and th* sum listed as "entertainment.“ Lewis’ liquor bill was $375.76, th* bill alleged and for the purpose of market profits cease to encour- the tax return this became pub- age speculation. ‘Ucity and advertising,

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