Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on October 16, 1925 · Page 1
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Viv',.lJ"' Exclusive Associated Pro '$1 1 MM Oakland and Vicinity Generally cloudy tonight and J Saturday; light west winds. . Press - Ft VOL. CHI THREE CENTS SUNDAY, TEN CENTS OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER tR 109 Copyright, 1925 by B 52 PAGES NO. 108 . XV, AV-u TKIBUNB FU bUshlng Co. : Jjjt i cin TO SUE )S. P. IN TRAIN CRASH DEATH $23,000 Asked as Result of Crossing Disaster When Firefighter Lost Life and Six Others Were Hurt Teacher-Heroine Revealed by Tragedy as Cecilia Collom, Playground Instructor, Herds Children to Safety Illuitratiom mad at the scene of last evening's fatal crash of suburban train and fire truck and of the persons involved, appear od the picture page in the ma pa-sine section of this issue of The TRIBUNE. smlt to recover 125,000 damages will be brought by the city .gainst the Southern Pacific company as a result of a crash between an Oakland fire truck and an elec-tr!o train at Seventh and Grove streets late yesterday, which resulted in the death of one fireman, the serious injury of six others and Injury to a young woman passenger on the train. This decision was announced this morning by Markell Baer, assistant lty attorney. The truck was a loss, Baer said, and Is valued at 115,000. The city must pay the heirs of the victim in the accident $5000 and must pay the salaries of the injured men in full during the time of their absence from duty, Baer said. Whether criminal charges for manslaughter will be brought against company employees depends on the outcome of an Inquest which will Investigate the death of Lieutenant Thomas Heelon, the victim of the crash, Baer announced. BOARD OP INQCIRT BEGINS AX INQUIRY. A board of Inquiry of the South--rn Pacific company today began n official investigation into the crash. The board consists of Frank Mott, former mayor of Oakland; Samuel Breck, cashier of the Oakland Bank, representing the public; and J. C. McPherson, superintendent of the Oakland pier, L. A. Mitchell, master mechanic in Oakland, and William H. Phelps, division .engineer, .representing the company. The board met early this after-Boon at the company's headquarters. Thirteenth and Franklin Streets, to hear evidence of eye Witnesses and members of the fire department who were on the truck or near it at the time of the accident. KlTY ATTORNEY HAS Representative at meet. The city attorney's office had a Representative at the board of inquiry meeting this afternoon. Regular schedules on the Seventh street line, delayed for nearly even hours after the accident, were resumed at midnight, company officials announced. The firemen, members of Truck .iJo. 1, stationed at the City Hall, were responding to. an alarm from Qrove and Fifth street when the truck was struck by the train in front of the Jefferson street playground, the truck demolished, the our-car train derailed and one of Ihe cars hurled upon the sidewalk near where a group of children were at play. Miss Cecelia Collom, playground superintendent, 2706 Ridgeroad, Berkeley, played the part of heroine and prevented her charges from suffering possible injuries. THE BEAD. Timothy F. Heelon, 45, 864 Thirty-first street. THE INJURED. Lieutenant Clarence R. Anderson, 101 S East Fifteenth street; broken hand, two broken ribs, severe lacerations and possible internal injuries. Condition reported serious, but with chance for recovery at providence hospital this morning. William E. Clayton, 4357 Fleming street; cuts on head, severe lacerations on body and possible Internal injuries. , Condition reported favoraTSle for recovery at providence hospital. XT. T. Johnson, B17 Fiftieth fifreet; bruises, fracture of shoulder iMi other Injuries; condition favorable; at Providence hospital. W. J. Gray, 2414 Telegraph avenue; severe shock and bruises; condition reported favorable; at Providence hospital. , Victor Lovcland, 1846 Frultvale venue; left hand badly cut; bruises about body and severe hock; condition reported satisfactory. Removed to his home after emergency treatment at providence hospital. J. M. Carroll, 2707 Chestnut Street, driver of fire truck: several fractured ribs, severe bruises and lacerations. Condition reported as rood. Removed , to his home fitter emergency treatment at Providence hospital. ..' ; ) Kathleen Harlambyi 18, Continued on Page 3, Col. 3.) Bearding" the Coxswain M. C' Driscoll brought back a set of whiskers, the last of the craft's "Whiskerino club," when the coast guard revenue cutter Bear returned from her 37th annur.l trip north today; center shows the vessel at her Oakland dock; below, Richard Anderson, who welcomed his daddy, an officer on the craft, greeting "Paddy," ship's mascot who completed his fifth voyage. 1 I ' v ' - ' ' ' j tfe -ww j? cheeks pallid and eyes hollow; lb. . , ' ' rushing frantically through the 1 ' - s J;jf tangled underbrush in the Hum-Si ' ' jfc.sto8 ' - ' ' W MF boldt county mountain district; l V Vtaffe' v ' $Jft baying hounds running helter Si X'h'si 4 lilfc"' - skelter trying to catch a scent from IV V -' 'M&$J' W ''-wirpM'5 ' 22 wnlcn the perfumes and unguents SI V ltlMil'N' jH urbanity have faded; grlm-l k ' .MTTmm.... L.WStfr Ml visnpred 'men tramping with the 1 i'V-S? "'''''Su , Jppa-sS & f 1 long swinging steps of mountain M J?f ! folk. shotguns and rifles swishing l WW Wt 1 1 against their boot tops It iira j$fMZ, H5?f ' ( v'!-SV1- f These are some of the elements l WWk-iS J II " the newest mystery murder hunt 11 H f J ff to arouse Northern California as a raajaiiSEi5 ivrnTTirwii'liiTnwnr i -iwui iniiiniinmiiii ismmiiiiinm im mm iniiiiwiirwirmi iiiinwiiwai'W'"illl""m.miwiiini - " ' r rr-nriffTv imronnilMnwmrriiimrnriwrrilnnr 'i TfJ '1 KtV I T T .m miiWII III I"1 - lv firnr FOG GREETS BEAR ON RETURN HERE Famous Coast Guard Cutter Ends 37th Annual Voy- age Into Arctic The Bear Is back! . The veteran revenue cutter of the United States Coasts Guard slipped quietly through the fog this morning and tied up at her old berth at the Santa Fe dock, ending her thirty-seventh annual cruise from' Oakland. She will make one more next May, before her successor, a modern craft built especially, for the -northern patrol service, is ready. The members of the crew were still talking" about the world's series as the Bear nosed her way up the estuary, for the officers and crew followed the games in Washington and Pittsburgh play by play over the radio. Yesterday's game they heard from KLX of The TRIBUNE. TRIP UNKVENTPUIj. SAYS LIEUT. HIGBEE. "A quiet, uneventful trip," was the way Lieutenant F. P. Hlgbee, executive officer, answered questions about the vessel's experiences this year. The Bear's skippr, Commander Jj, C. Covell, went to San Francisco to report to his superiors at the customs house as soon as the vessel was made fast. "How about grounding off Cape Prince of Wales?" "That was nothing, Just a few hours' inconvenience," Hlgbee replied. From members of the crew It was learned many an anxious moment was spent in the 24 hours during which the .Bear was held (Continued en Page 2, Col. 2.) Bear in Its Lair TI0UTTIHSr,i5aPy QAKLANJ GIRL "TW PblicemanY Daughter Fol- V flCJf W lower on Way Home by it M J V Vf Man Who Beats Her. II J! Attacked by an unidentified man while returning to her home last night, Alice McCarthy, 18, of 2818 BIrdsall avenue, daughter of Patrolman J. M. McCarthy, suffered severe lacerations and bruises on the face and head when she struggled with her assailant. He fled when Miss McCarthy's ' screams summoned neighbors to her aid. The man, according to her story, followed her when she boarded a Fifty-fifth avenue street car late last night on her way home from work. She said she paid no attention to him, and did not notice that he was still following her after she left the car. When Miss McCarthy reached Mor'com street and Fleming avenue, the man stepped up from behind, grabbed her by the throat and threw her to the pavement. During the struggle which followed , Miss. McCarthy's assailant bit her nose, blackened one of her eyes, and beat" her severely on the face with his fists, loosening almost all of her front teeth. The man, In turn, is believed 'to have suffered a severely lacerated hand when he placed his finger in Miss McCarthy's mouth. . , When residents in" the vicinity started to the girl's aid in answ,er to her screams, the assailant fled. Miss McCarthy was taken to her home, where she is under thecare of a physician. - According to the motorman on the street car, the man boarded the same car back to the downtown district, getting od at Thirteenth and Broadway, MAN HIDES GIRL IN LOVE II QUIZ Escort Seen With Beauty Expert Fleeing in Mountains After Mystery Slaying of Eurekan in Automohile Fugitive Is Hunted to Assist Officers to Solve Killing of Henry Sweet; AutoLst Tells Story of Flight EUREKA, Oct. 16. A tattered beatity specialist. . hair askew, MURDE result of the unexplained slaying of Henry Sweet, whose bullet-drilled body was found Friday night beside his automobile on the Coyote Flat road after he had left Eureka on a hunting trip with Miss Carmen Wagner, a Ferndale beauty doctor, who is now feverishly sought for the light she may be able to throw on the case. , . RIBBON BELONGING TO MISSING GIRL FOUND. - Miss Wagner disappeared from the scene of the murder directly after the shooting and was thought to have fled to-' the wilderness country above -doyote Flat. The fruitless search for her was about to be abandoned when Raymond Shields, 32, of Bridgeport, arrived in Eureka last night with a bit of ribbon of the same color and text ure.as that worn by the misting .(Continued on Page 2, Col. 5) EPISCOPALS DECRY HOME LIFE'S Parents Blamed for Youth's Disrespect of Law; Their Example, Ignorance, Lack of Interest Causes Trouhle Growth of Divorce Menaces Foundation of Christianity in U. S., Church Charges in Survey of Conditions BY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE 10 TRIBUNE NE.W ORLEANS, Oct. it. The church must place before Its young people a program of life which 13 not a mere catechism of negation, or a decalogue of Inhibitions, but rather a living gospel of sympathetic cooperation, according to the recommendation today to the Episcopal church convention of the body's commission on home and family life. "Our young people are alive to every opportunity of self-expression," the report declares. "The young people, eager for knowledge and seeking leadership, DECAY have turned to the natural source of such knowledgs and leadership their parents only to find that too frequently the men and women of this passing generation are olther lacking in interest, or so engrossed In their own work and pleasure, that youth looks to them in.'-vain for guidance.- Disrespect for law, for exifmple. Is born rather of a glaring example on the part of their elders than of a spontaneous will of their own." DROP REVOLT IDEA, URGED IN REPORT. r ---- The report calls upon the church to drop the propaganda which in instilling in the minds of the young peoplo the Idea. that they are in revolt. ''Because youth may have broken away, from some traditions and taboos, it does not follow they are In revolt. They are seeking truth, (Continued on Page 2, Col. 8.) I Am-Treading on Air Since Victory, R. Kremer Wires; Lauds Co-Pirates Oakland Pitcher Modestly Admits Being Touched by Praise of Friends. By KAY KREMER. Former Oakland hurler, now Pittsburgh's pitching ace, who won the world series title game yesterday. PITTSBURGH, Oct. 16. Well, folks, everybody seems to think that the Pirates won the world's baseball title In the greatest series of games ever staged Personally, I had the best days of my baseball career In the sixth and seventh struggles. It really doesn't matter who receives the pitching credit for the last and deciding gamer so-iong as our side won, but since I have been named as the winner, I cannot help but feel that I am walking on the air, so to speak. Manager McKechnle had decided to use every possible pitching precaution to win the wonderful honor. He started Vic Aldridge, who had been resting only two days. Vic seemed to have his stuff. tut his control was a little off color. Aldridge was great in his other games and I think he deserves credit for his willingness" and eagerness to start the last fight. MORRISOX TANKED FOR HEAVY STRIKER. I "Johnny Morrison gave the Ben-ators much trouble, but as we were trailing in the fourth wheM It was his turn to bat. Skipper BUI decided to take out Johnny. "I was getting ready in the bullpen. Although I had had only one day of rest I felt fine and surely was tickled when I went into the battle In the fifth and found that all my stuff was at my disposal. PECKINPATJGH'S HIT HIS ONLY SETBACK. "Roger Pecklnpaugh nailed one of my offerings in the eight for a home run that placed the American League stars ahead, but the world now knows what our great team accomplished in the last half of the Inning. Blgbee, batting for me, is entitled to much commendation for his double, which tied up the game. Red Oldham, pitched the ninth inning and I wish yon could have seen how Red worked on Rice and Goslin, two great hit ters. "Well, folks, it won't be long now until I will be back among those who are closest to my heart. Until then, so long." SHG1 SEIZED WITHOUT II SHOT Sun Chuan-Fang, With 10,-000 Men, Takes Gateway Port From 15,000. BY ASSOCIATES PRESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE SHANGHAI, Oct. 16. Shang hai, gateway port of China, fell into the hands of a new- military ruler today. General Sun Chuatr- Fang, the Cheklang commander. Without firing a single shot, 10,000 of his troops took possession of the city while 15,000 troops of Gen. Chang Tso-Lln, who have held the city for many months, withdrew toward central China. Authorities at the International settlements here today started adopting precautlonary measures. All defense units were 'ordered to stand by and barricades of barbed wire were erected about the settlement boundaries. MLITARY PRISONERS ESCAPE DEATH. . More than 80 Chinese sentenced to death were turned over to foreign authorities' by Gen. Shlng Chi Liang, the . Tetirlng commander, who was unable to execute the offenders after sentences had been Imposed by military courts. The change of military rulers in Shanghai was not without disorder, however. A train on the Shang hai Nanking railroad, on which Silas H. Strawn of Chicago, Amer ican delegate to the Chinese conference at Peking, was riding was seized by Chinese soldiers. Strawn, his daughter, and Mahlon F, Perkins, technical sxpert of the state department, were forced to return to Sbarighal before they were allowed to proceed on their journey. EXTENT OF CAMPAIGN NOT YET KNOWN. In Shanghai, two regiments of departing troops were caught in marooned armored cars and disarmed by the advancing Cheklang forces. The arrival of Ges. Sun OJ.uan- Fang is expected here hourly. The extent of the campaign of subjugation . of outside territory Is serious. It is not known whether he will make a drive along the Shanghai-Nanking railway in am endeavor to conquer the entire province of Kiangsu, but it is known that a considerable force Of his men has been. despatched to Sungklang, through the water ways of Lako Talho, menacing the railway line. v J . N. Y. -London Radio Service Predicted LONDON. Oct. 16. CP) A telephone subscriber, sitting st home, will be able to talk to New York via radio sooa (or $5, EUROPE SECURITY LOCARNO mm ru UUILHWI Agreement Reached on All Clauses; 5 of Treaty in Which Arbitration i; of Disputes Is Made Obligatory,;. I STATUS OF RHINE IS SETTLED i 1 1 rl6' (By Associated Press Leased Wir to TRIBUNE) " i J LOCARNO, Switzerland, Oct. 16. The treaty of Locarno, embodying the security pact between the western European' powers, was formally initialed by the powers1 delegates late thl' afternoon. The convention then adjourned. It was decided - ' to publish the text of the agreements in all the European -, capitals next Tuesday morning. c The Germans and Poles definitely overcame the lingering t differences concerning the text of their arbitration treaty during ' the night, so that this conduct was among those ready for the ceremony of initialing. A KEY AIDE GRILLED AT RATE HEARING Engineer Sachse Called on to Explain Methods of Placing Value on System. Facing questions from City Attorney Leon Gray, Richard Sachse, valuation expert and consulting engineer for the Key System Transit Company, was called upon today to defend valuations he has placed upon the company s property. Sachse was a witness In a resumption of the hearing by the California Railroad Commission of the company's request for an' increase of fares to 8 cents for street cars, M cents for transbay passage and $6.40 commutation to San Francisco. Commissioners .Clyde Seavey and, George Squires sat in the hearing, which was held in the city hall. SACHSE QUIZZED ON ' ' APPRAISAL METHOD. ' Gray questioned Sachse as ys his methods of arriving, at a valuation of $3,747,819 for Investment or $34,224,401 as a replacement valuation. Sachse said the first represented the actual investment and the second a valuation based on what It would cost to replace the company's property. Sachse stated that he had given no consideration in the compilation of the fact that the company's franchises ,will run out in a com paratively short time. Gray sought to show that In this case the only value of the company would be a salvage value. Sachse said that he had based his figures on a belief that the company's properties would continue to operate until they were worn out. He said that If he had to consider the other alternative he would have so to Increase the rate of depreciation that the final outcome would be the same and the rate asked for would not change. KEEN COMPETITION NOT CONSIDERED. Sachse maintained that earnings do not fix valuation and that in arriving at his figures he did not take Into consideration the growing competition of private and publicly owned autos nor the fact that certain of the system's lines are paralleled by those of the Southern Pacific, which becomes an active competitor. Sachse admitted that if an increase of rate was granted as asked that the earnings of the company would fall off. However, this would be for only the first six months and by a year the earning would be back to normal, he declared. He said that with the increased revenues the company could make its service so attractive that people would be glad to ride, even at the higher rate. He admitted also that the Talse in rates would affect most strongly the short-haul passenger, a type of business that the company Is most desirous of securing. He said, however, that this type formed but a small portion of the company's income and that thus the gross would be but slightly affected. Sachse said that he did not believe that the increase in rates-would make a bridge project across the bay any more attractive and that even if the bridge were built it would still be necessary to ferry a vast population across the bay and the company would not be affected to any great extent. ' The hearing will continue this afternoon. Roy Gardner, Bandit, Ends 30 Days' Hunger Strike When Sent to Atlailfc ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 16. CP) Roy Gardner, mall bandit, stlck-up man and train robber, broke a thirty-day hunger strike sooii after he arrived at the Atlanta federal penitentiary from Fort Leavenworth, Kas,, where he has been confined since June, 1128. Officials her' said Gardner bad sen fastlag at fori Leavenworth POWERS INITIAL: PACT TODAY AT 1 Ail ino convinuona nai.icu yivut s-" around the Rhine pact and together they provide machinery for settling- ; ;?r all forms of disputes between tl'-signatory powers. i "What we have tried to do at v Locarno," said a leading: delegate , this morning, "is to render lt 'lm n possible to draw' the sword." ALL DIFFERENCES ARK o,' v SETTLED BY PACTS. ' Not only has the Rhine pact been. & , agreed to, but the troublous ques- tlon dealing with security for' France's allies in the East Po land and Czecho-Slovakla llky? r wise has been resolved. ' Under the western security pct: y the signatories France, Germany A x and Belgium engage themselves ' - not t- sttnek or Invade t,Me others territory and to abstain from WW. Standing in the background S guarantors . of fulfillment of th I". , terms of the agreement wUl'b "i Great Britain and Italy, -ready xu,: use their might against any ot.th, signers of the trl-partite acreesasnt ' , ( which violates its Ureifc 4 ARBITRATION MADE v ' ' ! OBLIGATORY BY PACT. states' is obligatory. Ths perm-. nent court of international Justice, tf ' boards of conciliation and ths -council. of the league of nation'' all are possibilities for settling dls- , putes. ; "r-- There will be collateral sarbitm- tfon treaties between Germany an? France and Germany and Belgium which will Interlock with the Rhlns ;", pact itself, and also arbitratioa ; treaties between Germany anj W- land and Czecho-Slovakla, Bep- , , (Continued on Page 2, Col..!)'!, V Suspect Taken in "VY Engaged Pairs Death1 . MILWAUKEE, Wis., Oct. 11.- i f, CP) The first arrest in the hunt . for the slayer of Madalynne Iatt-'; mer, 19-year-old Milwaukee tflrt,'; , and her fiance, James Sears. X, Kenosha, whose bodies were found v: in a field near Kenosha early yes terday, was made today when Mil-i, waukee and Kenosha deputies tookC tt Lj t t- . . Ji i.rnn..l.l.A. I... . ' ' I IV w u I LI nail ul iuunnuncg - -.. custody. The deputies said they c J thought Pratt could throw some ; light on the case. He is a railway , conductor. JJ t The slain girl's twin sister, Bvs- V t . : lyn, revealed that her sister has fc been in terror of a Jealous man fori several days. " "If you don't lay off 'Jimmy ntf get you both." the man threatened, s recently, according to Evelyn. ' i , -4 Girl, Escort Found Murdered in Autoil. THE DALLES, Ore., Oct. t.- A young man and a girl were found , dead in an automobile about tour i miles south of The Dalles today. Both were shot through the tern-" ? pie. The bodies are thought -Mj ', ( those of H. S. Steele, 28, a timber , faller, of Friend. Ore., and Cress. a' Crane, 19, who lived in the lumbeis-,. A camp at Friend. ' Vt , They were seen yesterday drW j , s ing through Friend on their wayi- to The Dalles In Steele's car. ' . i Positive identification was msd as stwon as oincers reacnea jbs' , scene of the tragedy. It has not -5 " been determined whether the vie - tims were murdered or whether H : was a suicide pact. '"V" Slain Bandits UftQ " ' In Park as Warning ; BEIRUT, Syria. Oct. 18. Bodies'- ' of 2 4 bandits killed by JYenoH if troops are exposed in ths publW., , squares as a warning. as a protest against oerwn . clpllnary measures take thers, sn 1 that he had been removed, to f Atlanta penitentiary M ,Wnei" of inducing hirai W - . ' , Gardner has about 19 Y" ' to serva.' Prior to bis eonfifl at Fort Lea vsd worth he had time at Baa Quent! J Calif o. and at McKslls U.inX V'i ' (OSW . ; W ',li-w-,-'f'-t'. : ,'; !? .... ,i- it c i ,ir' mi; 'IS-,:

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