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txrhwtv Jbtoctabd Pm . 5rvtt IN THIS SECTION CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS FINANCIAL NEWS f to your home ever; TDK ONLY 85 A MONT! - United Prs CoiailiisWPrtM AfocuUa VOL.-CIX- OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY EVENINGr AUGUST 20," 1928 17 E ' E NO." 51 The Tribune "75 Is delivered ik II I I Mara X. U-.yW .for Suifiitj '3CEs'J WIDOW DIES IN MYSTERY H OH FIRE Rescue From Penryn District Structure Balked by Quick Spread of Flames; Son and Wife Helpless to Give Aid SACRAMENTO, Aug. 20. UP) Mrs. Edith Gladys Campbell Walker, 62, was burned to death In a mysterious fire which completely destroyed her home near Penryn, Placer county shortly before midnight Saturday, the flames apparently having trapped her in her bedroom shortly after she had bidden her son and wife goodnight and- started to. retire. Screams of the dying woman aroused a Japanese employee in a neighboring building. He dressed hurriedly and investigated, only to find the cries had ceased and the house ablaze. Volunteer fire departments of Penryn and Loonils responded quickly but the only water was that carried In a two-Inch irrigation, pipe and the pressure was so low it had little effect on the two-story house, then aflame from top tp bottom. Afterward the body of Mrs. Walker was found in the southeast corner the location of her ground floor bedroom. The evening meal had been prepared on an electric stove, one plate of which was said to have been defective. This has been advanced as one possible cause of the conflagration. Hubert Campbell-Walker, a son, and his wife, the woman's only survivors, had vinited her Just previous to the discovery of the fire. They left to attend a midnight sjwimming party in the American Kiver. They had no sooner reached the river bank when they were attracted to the burning building. Autoists passing on the highway were among the first to reach the scene, but due tsi the inadequate water pressure efforts to control the flames proved futile. Mrs. Campbell-Walker settle In the Peni'yn district 40 years ago and was one of the few survivors of a colony of English who established large orange and fruit estates. Spokane Pioneer, 65, Victim of Influenza SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 20. (A) Major Albert M. Anderson, 6 5, Spokane pioneer and right-of-way agent for the western lines of the Great Northern Railway, with headquarters here, died last night. He had' been 111 three days , with Intestinal influenza. Tln developed Into acute nephritis and he was unconscious from Friday noon until death. The widow and a daughter. Miss Edith Anderson, librarian at the University of Wash lngton, Seattle, survive. Peters' Advisory Committee Approved Appointment of anadvlsory committee to aid Fred Peters In his duties as custodian of the Berkeley Veterans' Memorial building was approved today by the county board of supervisors. - The eommitee will consist of the following: William Martin, representing the Veterans of Foreign "Wars; Roy Pilling, Amerlcfln Legion', E. A. May, representing the G. A. It., and C. B. Dunn, representing the Spanish-American War Veterans. Carload of Dpys .. Sweep on Resort BY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBtJME FON D.U LAC, Wis., Vug. 20. Blx motor carloads 4 federal agents went Into BeaverWm last night In one of the most nweeplng prohibition raids ever made In Wisconsin. Proprietors of II soft drink parlors were arrested. Nineteen arrests were made and quantity of liquor seized. Beaver Dam la a community ot about 6000 persons, catering to vacationists during the summer months. . - Seer Fails to ' Read Mind of Officer; Held Berkeley 'Fortune Teller Tries to Convince Judge Also but Fails. . BERKELEY, Aug. 20. Boor Singh. Hindu fortune teller, recently told Policeman C. H. Ipsen a number of things that didn't quite tally with the facts. Today Singh had a chance to explain matters to Judge Oliver Youngs. Jr., and apparently he was no more successful at convincing the judge than he was Ipsen, for he was found guilty and will appear for sentence Wednesday. Singh is charged with violating Berkeley's anti-fortune telling ordinance. This law. it is alleged, he sought to avoid by having his clients give their money to his 10-year-old son. Robert. Although the boy has made a signed confes-fesion, according to police, that he took jl from Ipsen. Singh denied in court that he profited financially from his fortune telling. Judge Younga indicated he will fine the Hindu $50. the amount on which, he is now out on bail. Eingh gave, notice of appeal. ipen appeared at Singh's place of business. San Pablo avenue and Virginia street, a few days ago. and asked Singh to tell him if his wife was untrue to him. Ipsen is a bachelor. .Singh told Ipsen that, on the contrary, he was untrue to his wife, the policeman stated. Ipsea then asked the Hindu if he was a mind reader, and on getting an affirmative answer, said: - Then wnr can i you .icu loai I ra a policeman J come aioruj. Club Leaders Lay Cornerstone : Three thousand Oakland Eastbay club women and their friends participated yesterday in laying the cornerstone of. the six-story home of the "Women's City Club at Fourteenth and Alice streets. Photos show (left) MRS. PETER J. KRAMER. MRS. HENRY G. HILL, president, with trowel, seal-ing stone, and MRS. W. W. ROBSON. chairman of the day. TRIBUNE photo. N I KiiillMa iiiipiiiiiiiil assm m it . . 7,-';.": i. - jgwrvui i, . mi..! .II.IIM n.i. n.waliUx, STATE LEGAL BODY BARS 3 Cedrlo W. Petersen, Oakland attorney and son of former Police Chief Walter J. Petersen, Is one of three attorneys disbarred by the State Bar Association board of governors" at San Diego, according to dispatches. With Petersen the state organization disbarred James A. Tracy and Phil J. Strubel, both of San Francisco, and suspended John D. Hubbard of Los Angeles for six months.- Petersen today announced that he will fight the action of the board of governors and will appeal to the state supreme court to have the disbarment action annulled. He claims that the "state bar rules violate the federal constitution and deprive a man of his property without-due process of law." Petersen waa found guilty of unethical conduct In several cases, including that of Mr. and Mrs. John Roderick of Livermore, who said he advised them to swear their daughter Amelia was 16 at the time of her marriage in 1927, when she was only 14. He was also accused of misappropriating the funds of Hilden C. Brelln of Berkeley, a client. Carl W. Fawcett of Los Angeles was ordered to appear at the September meeting of the governors for a reprimand resulting from alleged unprofessional conduct in a divorce case. Five complaints against Morgan Marmaduke of Los Angeles were dismissed because Marmaduke already has been, disbarred by the superior court. Marine Airman Hops Off For Nicaragua WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. W) Lieut.; C. Frank Schllt, jioted marine corps aviator, took off from the naval air station in a tri-mo-tored transport - monoplane early today for Nicaragua where he will deliver the plane to the marines. His first stop was planned for Fort Bragg, Fayettevllle. N. C, where the plane will be refueled. The flier had fixed Miami. Fla.. for .tonight's lay-over. Unless he strikes bad weather, he will try to make Managua In one hop from Miami. If he encounters unfavorable weather, he plana to atop at Tela, Honduras. ' Rock Island Grants Big Wage I ncrease CHICAGO. Aug. 20. 14) Rock Island railroad officials -today announced completion of a wage agreement with 6000 employees granting an .increase of 1450,000 annually, which, is retroactive to June 1. 128. . - ' . - The announcement was . made after two months' negotiations be tween railroad officials and heads of the Brotherhood of ' Railway Clerks and Freight Handlers with T. E. Bickers of the United States Board ot Mediation. The agreement gives clerks an increase of $7 a month, $5 a month to miscellaneous classes and 2 to I He an hour for day worker,. Fort Bragg Pastor Comes to Alameda ALAMEDA, Aug. 20. Succeeding his brother-in-law, the Rev. Lo rents I. - Hansen. Rev; N. J. Peterson, formerly of Fort Bragg. Is now in charge of the pastorate of the First Baptist church. Rev. Hansen recently announced bis resignation to co o the pulpit of a Baptist church in Chicago, and will leave this week to assume his duUes there. ' mm for rs Women's City Cornerstone "For the first time In history we have a concrete symbol of the spirit of organized women in Oak land," declared Eugene K. Sturgls, representing the city council, when he spoke yesterday before three thousand persons nssembled to wit ness the laying of the cornerstone of the new six-story club home of the Women s City club of Oakland and the Eastbay at Fourteenth and Alice streets. "An epoch In the history of Oakland" was the way Sturgis interpreted the impressive ceremony which culminates almost three years work on. the part of club leaders working under the direction of Mrs. Henry G. Hill, City club president. "Women have begun to find expression for their ideas and Ideals by building monuments where they can gather together and discuss matters of community welfare." "United for Service" is the motto engraved on the marble Btone of the building of Italian architecture which organized women will dedicate next month to serve as a center for the educational, social and cultural development of the Eastbay. The exercises In charge of Mrs. W. W. Robson, opened with selections by the Boys' band of San Leandro and the reading of the invocation by Dr. Alexander Allen. Louis J. Breuner welcomed the Women's City Club In behalf of the advisory board and congratulated the clubwomen upon Overcoming what seemed to the business men unsurmountable financial odds. KEEPERS OF CULTURE A. challenge to the City club members to take over the responsibility of "Oakland, the City Beautiful," was given Dr. R. E. Brown who described the new club home as a citadel to keep alive the cul- turttu- xl th -olty. The gathering here today Is our recognition of the consolidarity of the home, the organization and the city," he said. "Women have achieved today what could never have been dreamed by the sages of early times. They have, become the keepers of culture and upon San Joaquin County Fair Program Opens at Stockton STOCKTON, Aug. 20. The San Joaquin county 'fair grounds opened today for the first day of the largest . county fair yet held there. The exhibition will continue until Saturday with horse races, harness and saddle,' every afternoon and horse shows every evening. A total attendance of be-tween 20.000 and 10,000 is ex pected. . a Tonight, a great livestock:, pa Pair Jailed After Girl Kicks Officer Heen Johnson, 22, and Elvin Johnson,' 22, 275 Ellli street. San Francisco, are being held in the Oakland Jail today on $50 bail, following their arrest last night by PatrolmeiLMJWrIghLndJVV. Risdors at Twenty-fourth avenue and East Fourteenth street for drunkenness and resisting an. of ficer. According to police, the two, with several other persona, were causing a disturbance and when Wright came up to them the girl kicked him. Wright fell, but Patrolman Risdors came up and after a short serUnmage arrestee teem Club Lays of New Home them we shall depend for a survey of the cltys' needs," he declared. Ralph T. Fisher, chlarman ot the advisory board, C. P. Murdock, and architects Carl Warnecke and Chester Miller also gave their greetings to the club. At the request of Mrs. Hill the large assemblage gave a silent tribute to the memory of Miss Edna B. Klnard, late club editor of the Oakland TRIBUNE, to whom Is credited the origin of the idea which, has culminated In the half a million dollar building. Her mother, Mrs. H. E. Klnard presented as the first enclosure for the Iron box, which was placed behind the cornerstone for posterity, the papers containing the written history of the organization and the first publicity given to the project by Miss Klnard. OTIIER ENCLOSURES Among other cornerstone enclo sures was the list of 1000 charter members presented by Mrs. I'eter J. Kramer; photographs of the or iginal organizers presented by Mrs. F. L. Burckhalter, member of the board, the original building plan presented by Mrs. W. W. Rob- son; the original contract present- en by Mrs. H. A. Haas, legal advisor for the club the list of 60 charter life members by Mrs. Gladys Barndolla.r, and the names ot the 40 clubs in this country and abroad who have reciprocal relations with the city club, presented by Mrs. Morris Wllsey. A list of the non-resident members by Mrs. J. H. Holcombe, the charter Juniors by Miss Helen Wllsey, the club poem by Helena M. Oamblfeoples of the city club magazine edited by Mrs. Annie Little Barry and the building contract presented by Mrs. Frank Boren Were also placed in the cornerstone box. Perhaps the. most novel Incident of the cornerstone everclses was the presentation Jy the president's sun-Harold." Hill.- of the horseshoe he unearthed when the ' groundbreaking exercises were held last year. The ceremony closed with the wielding of the trowel by Mrs. Hill to the music oUthe San Leandro Boy's Band under the direction of Charles Way. rade, featuring entries from the entire county will start at S o'clock. Other features appertaining to the farm will be horticultural exhibits and exhibits and demonstrations of farm machinery. Friday a farm day will be held and exhibits and programs of the county farm bureau will be featured exclusively.. .The principal events of the horseshows will be exhibitions by horses from the stables of James McCleave. , Suspect Held in Auto Bandit Holdup SAN tFRANCISCO, Aug. 20.. Robert Shamon, 721 Hampshire street. Is being held In the city prison today on-trOOO ball, following- his arrest early yesterday morning on suspicion of having been connected with - holdup -at Twentieth and Utah streets. The victims were Fred. Orloff, 572 Arkansas street, who lost (ISO, and Dean Farnenaho, .741 Fremont street, from whom 112 was taken. According to the men, two bandits in an auto, one of them armed, drew up to the curb and commanded them to -put up their hands. They were unable to describe the thugs or furnish the automobile license number. SUPERVISORS PASS TUNNEL RESOLUTION Measure Announces Intention of Creating Highway District as First Step to Contra Costa Bore A resolulon of intention to create a highway district In Alameda and Contra Costa counties, looking toward the construction of the Broad-way-Temesral tunnel through the Eastbay hills, was passed today by the board of supervisors. The resolution, which Is the tirst legal step toward construction of the tunnel and approaches thereto, was introduced on recommendation of the Committee of One Hundred, a group of Eastbay citizens interested In the tunnel project. This action by the Alameda county board of supervisors follows Its definite approval of the so-called Broadway-Temescal route about a month ago on recommendation of the joint tunnel engineering commission ot the two counties, made after a survey of 17 proposed tunnel and road routes. A copy of today's resolution will be forwarded to the board of supervisors of Contra Costa county. That body, under the law, will have one month- in which to pass a similar resolution, thus signifying Its approval of the project. If the Contra Costa body passes a similar resolution within the specified time, the next procedure will be a series of conferences between committees from the two hoards to make definite planB lor the tunnel. . iTlWEFS T Two men responsible for build i Ing and selling more automobiles this year than any others on earth, are in Oak- , land today, on a tour of inspection of the United States. They are president and g e n e r a 1 "manager of the Chevrolet Motor C o mpany, and R. H. Grant, vlce-p r e tildent and director of sales of the company. Knudsen Is the production expert of the concern and Grant U . n e x ecutlve. fe JT' fpTj K n u d sen C ZJr 1 has d 1 - I , jt rected the building of 1, I 1 (, 00 Che vrolet a ii t o m o- biles since he became p r e s ident Of ot the com pany, and SBSSSSBSSSSi Grant has w. B. KNUDSEN fuppr). sold : them . H. OSAMI (low.r). through the world. "Our company has a remarkable record this year In sales and production," Grant stated. "The four millionth tar was built In January of this year and the five millionth Chevrolet will be off the production line before Labor Day, marking the construction of a million Chevrolet this year, with a probable production of a million and quarter cars for 1928. Assembly plants -are located all over the world. One was opened In Atlanta recently, and the Kansas City plant will be ready by the end of this year.T)akland has one ot the largest Chevrolet assembling plants and supplies cars" for the whole western part of ths United States. In fact, the western part of this country absorbs ten per cent of the domestic production and has only five per cent of the population of the country, a wonderful index of the prosperity of this section of the country. "For the first time In my sales career we can say that the Impending national election will not cause a slump in sales," Grant stated. "Business conditions throughout the country are -uniformly good and we confidently expect 1927 to be the greatest year In our history. "Foreign consumption of automobiles is increasing at a rapid rate, Chevrolet assembling plants have been established throughout the world In the last five years. In the last year Chevrolet has become the second largest producer of automobiles in Germany, where there was no market at all three years ago. "The used car market, the bugbear ot the automobile Industry, has shown great strength this year. Dealers are moving themi which shows that business in general must be good. "On our trip through the country we found conditions good with no fear of bad trade tor the balance of the year. Knudsen and Grant will leave Wednesday morning for Stockton and Sacramento and then go to Portland and Seattle and east by wav of Butte and Minneapolis. They ar Visiting dealers and find ing out at first hand tne condition of their business throughout the country. . -v OAKLAND COUPLE WED CALISTOGA. Aug. 20. AlVin P. Silveriaa. salesman, and Mlsa Alice K. Berlin, both residents of Oakland, were united In marriage here by Justice M. M. Moran. Witnesses were Mr. and Mra. J. C Landers alia ot OakJand, . , fell"' yaw A U.S. Ability to Deal With Non-Whites Hit by Rowell By NANCY B. If Orientals and Indians from' Mexico are admitted to America via California, we must either be willing that their, grandchildren shall be our grandchildren or estpl lieh a caste system under which democratic instltutionswwill be lost. Chester Rowell, speaking before the School of Adult Education at Mills college this morning, thus analyzed the practical problem of Immigration on the Pacific Coast. "There is no scientific data by which we can determine whether race amalgamation would Improve or deteriorate the races Involved," Kowell said. "What evidence there is Indicates that tho Oriental-Caucasian combination Is a good one. But -against this hypothesis si the prejudice against race intermixture; which has made the English-speaking peoples the most intolerant of the white stocks. The problem la further complicated by the' fact, that across the Pacific ocean they are facing the proudest of the non-white peoples. EXPERIENCE COSTLY. "America has learned Its attitude towards race problems in two very bad schools. We- oppressed the Indians and exterhTni'atedthe:n. We oppressed the Negroes and Plated them under a caste system. Neither of these performances Indicates our ability to deal wisely with the members of other races. The Oriental peoples have an ability and cultural level which would make their - extermination Impossible If they lived among us In large numbers; and they have a race pride which would make them resent an intolerable the position which we impose on the Negroes. Koford Club Is Formed By Berkeley Attorneys By ANTHONY Berkeley attorneys have Joined1 the various groups endorsing the candidacy of Presiding. Justice Joseph fi. Koford for re-election to the first district court of appeal. An organization to aid Judge Ko-ford's campaign was perfected at a meeting held in the office of H. W. Brunk in Berkeley at which Elmer E. Nichols was elected presi dent and Edward A. Martin secre tary. The purpose of the. Berkeley Judge Koford club, according to announcement of Us officers, is "to urge upon voters of Berkeley and vicinity the necessity of voting at tne primaries on Tuesday, the twen ty-elghth day ot August, 1828.' Jmlgo Koford's election will be de cineu in tne primary nallotlng, as he has but one opponent. Justice of the pence Frank T. Deasy of San i ranciBco. Of Judge Koford's qualifications, the new club's announcement of Its endorsement says: "By education, experience. Judicial temperament, an unfaltering cournge and his Industrious attention to the duties of his office, he Is most eminently qualified and we most heartily endorse him for reelection. It is the desire ot his many friends here that , this young man shall receive on overwhelming vote of confidence in this community." . The Democrats are going to make a determined effort to. bring Governor Smith to California, according to Henry H. McPlke, of Oakland, chairman ot the Democratic state central committee. McPlke has sent an appeal to national headquarters to have the governor's campaign tour extend to this state, with speaking dates here. In San Francisco and Los Angeles. McPlke left Saturday night for Los Angeles to confer with party leaders op. the Southern California situation. He will return In time to attend a reception arranged by the state central committee in the Co lonial ballroom of the Hotel St. Frarrcla Wednesday to hear the ac ceptance speech of Smith over the radio. In the Eastbay the Democratic activities this week Include a meet ing ot the Eastbay Democratic Wo men's club tomorrow afternoon at the Leamington' hotel,' to be addressed by a speaker sent from state headquarters, and an organi zation meeting of the Young Men's Kmlth-Rohlnson club of Alameda county Thursday " evening at the Leamington. Chauncey Tramutolo, San Francisco attorney, will address the latter meeting and officers will be elected. . Tomorrow night Is "candidates' night" at the meeting of the Western Central Improvement club at the Lafayette school. A number of candidates for supervisor and legis lative posts have been Invited to address the club, according to Edmund Wall, the secretary. Leo 8. Robinson. Alameda business man, is the proud recipient of a letter from Mrs. Herbert Hoover, thanking him for two boxes of randy manufactured In Alameda. The first of the two boxes was pre sented to Mrs. Hoover by Robinson during the stay of the Hoovers at Palo Alto. The second Is to be delivered to the White House after next March 4. Mrs. Hoover's acknowledgment to Robinson reads as fellows: 'My dear Mr. Robinson: "So many thanks for your note and the box of candy, which arrived safely and was -perfectly de licious. We are looking forward with much anticlpaUon to the other box. "Yours gratefully. "LOU HENRY HOOVER." Supervisor John F. Mulllns has received the unanimous endorsement of the Disabled War Veterans In his campaign for re-election. , Headquarters for Walter W. Fee- ley, candidate for assemblyman from the thirty-eighth district, announces reports from precinct captains in the Feeley organization Indicate a strong show of sentiment for the candidate throughout the district. The latest endorsements of Feeley have come from the Italian-American League, the Alameda County Republican League and the Thirty-eighth Assembly Republican club. T e e e Senator E. H. Christian, king re-election from the thirteenth ea- ARR MAVITY. , "There Is no assumption of superiority In our present policy of strictly limiting immigration from the Orient or, if there is, there should not be. ; But we on the western frontier' are in the position of holding the front llne..We should not accent the full consequences of race' and amalgamation until we are sure that the rest of the American' people are ready for It. That time, if it ever should come, will not come In our generation nor the next the only ones with which we have any practical concern." ECONOMIC PROBLEM. Mexican Immigration presents a more strictly economic problem, according to Rowell. It Is based on the Importation of Mexicans of low cultural level to provide cheap labor for the harvesting of crops in the southwest. "The individual rancher who Is faced with the alternative of going broke or hiring cheap Mexican labor, is not going to take a long look into the future consequences of his policy he would hardly be human if he did," Rowell said. "But the consequences of Importation of the lowest class of newcomers cannot be anything but evil for the future of America. "Immigration, left to itself, selects up.wardthe most enterprising are the ones to go. But promoted, immigration for the sake of bringing In laborers who will work for lower wages and live in poorer conditions than others, selects downwards ft Is only the least enterprising who are brought. The danger of importing morons, the culturally and mentally deficient, to meet a temporary demand of the employer who wants to make more moneyj Is an important factor in the problem." F. MOITORET. atorial district, has received a warm letter of endorsement from Senator Tom West of Alameda. Senator West writes: ' To replace such a sterling representative as Senator Christian by a new and untried man would be something worse than folly. As I have great faith In the -American public's ability and readiness to recognize genuine public service I feel that there can be no doubt of the re-election of Senator Christian by an overwhelming majority. .-. Calvert L. Bowles, running for state senator in the thirteenth senatorial district, announces the fol lowing endorsements: United Veterans of the Republic, Central Labor Council, Brotherhood of Railway Telegraphers, Locomotive Engineers, Firemen "and Englnemen, Conductors and Railway Trainmen, and the California State Voters League Inc. .'.' Will C. Wood, state sunerintnnd ent of banks, and an alternate at me itepuoucan national convention at Kansas City which nominated Herbert Hoover, has Issued n en. dorsement of Hoover's stand on the uotimer dam project. "His statement was wise and statesmanlike," says Wood ot Hoo ver s speech In Los Aneeles last week. "The southern nart of our siaie, wnose growth and safety are so absolutely dependent on the success of the project, should be com pletely reassured." BERKELEY BERKELEY, Aug. 20. Two years ago Miss Pauline Walker ot Berkeley was graduated from the University of California and shortly thereafter began a teaching career at the Heaton school in Fresno. But Cupid had other plans for her and within a short time Robert Bisbee Abbott, the principal of the school, beganto jr9herlo give up teaching. It was a struggle for a time between career and the home, but Cupid finally won. They are on an automobile honeymoon today in Northern California and expect to settle down in Fresno. The wedding, at All Souls Episcopal church was one of the social events of the week. The Rev. Henry . H. Shires, rector of Christ Church, Alameda, officiated., Mrs. Abbott is the daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Leonard Walker of Berkeley. The bride-groom is the son of Dr. and Mra. Osmer Abbott, pioneer San Joaquin valley residents. Dr. Abbott for years was .principal . of Hanford high school and the Washington-Union school In Fresno. A reception was held . at the Northbrae home of the bride's uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Harvey Dunshee for relatives and friends after the ceremony. Church Cornerstone Laild By Catholics ALAMEDA, Aug. 20. Catholic organizations of Alameda, the congregations Of St. JoseDh'B. St. Bar. nabas and St. Philip Nerl churches na priests or various Eastbay parishes took part in dedication of the new St. Philip Nerl Roman Catholic church yesterday afternoon. Monslgnor Joseph M. Gleason of St. Francis de Sales church. Oakland, officiated at the laving of the cornerstone of the edifice which will be completed late next month. Rev. Robert O'Connor, pastor of the church, acted as master of cere monies. . The new church Is at Highland and Van Buren streets In the east end of the city,. The structure Is to cost 120,000 and will accommodate a congregation of 100. St. Philip Nerl Is the third parish to be established In Alameda, St. Joseph's having been the original anit St- Barnabas have been estab GIFIL WED EDUCATOR lished two years ago. jjr.SXJvaer1 Tan't ln A,a PARKER EXECUTIVE'S I Oakland Made Pawn of Mayor Davie's Political Ambition, Street Commissioner . Asserts in Announcement j lie rireapn nrwppn Mnvnr jnnn L. Davie and one of his erstwhile council majority members. Commissioner William H. Parker, was widened today by a spirited at- -tack on the mayor In a statement submitted by Parker commenting on the new municipal budget.' "Mayor John L. Davie has again made a bid for political, preferment and Ignores the need of a growing city ry . aflvocatfng an Inadequate budget allowance for the conduct of the business of the city of Oakland," read the opening sentence of Parker's statement to the coun cil today. PROTESTS SYSTEM . ' "I do protest most vigorously against the system of politics as attempted In the mayor's proposed ouagget, to make of Oakland a nflu-n tn sntinfv thA nnltHinl am iif the chief executive of a city such as Oakland," it concluded. Parker was referring to the mayor's - proposed budget, introduced in the council a few days ago and offering a proposed tax rate of tl.94. "The allowance that . Mayor Davie advocates for tho street de- A ,rv. ... ,1.1.. . . .. I .. RA AAA 1 jia. Linens vina jcoi id fv,vvv ivaa than that of last year, and Is the amount expended by the street de partment in l20," the statement declares. "The mayor falls to con sider that Increased miles of streets plus increased miles of sewers, plus Increased auto trafflo - has made increased demands on the city." ' AMOUNT INSUFFICIENT Parker declared that while he considered the amount allowed the street department in the Sturgls budget, 2550 000, to be Insufficient. It represented "a step ahead ot last year." "I will vote for the appropriation," he declared, "because It gives rue a substantial sum more than the mayor allowed; because It gives a very substantial amount of publlCr-hetterment, in which I am a firm believer: because,, furthermore, it gives other departments of the city government enough money to operate on. and still at the same time provides a low tax rate." - ; ' ; 7 20-30 Club Names . Leader at Stockton STOCKTON, Aug. 20. Rex Ker-ney of Stockton was elected state presiaent or iu-ju ciuo, wnicn closed Its convention session here yesterday. Kearney, who was one of the founders of the local chapter, will succeed Trent Huls ot San Francisco. Other officers elected were Clem Miller, Inglewood, vice-president; O. R. Taylor, Fresno; Ed. Keller, San Francisco, and Jack Palmer, Pomona, trustees for two-year terms; Orland Close, Sacramento; Dick Wallace, Reno, and Nat Mathewaon, San Bernardino, trustees for one-year terms. Hollywood was awarded the 1829 convention, winning by a few votes from Riverside. Merging with the active International of Oregon and Washington was considered, but no official action taken. District governors named ' were Ralph Uudkln, Tracy, first district; Al Fraga. Hayward, second district; Dick Benton, Bakersfield, third dls. trict; Johnny Hlxon, Huntington Park, fourth district; Taddus West-gate, Santa Ana, fifth district, Al Curtis, Reno, sixth district. -: Alameda Man p. Murdered by Bandit. Gansr HenryX. Schmidt, Engineer, Killed by Robbers in Mexico. -. . Henry C. Schmidt, American mining engineer believed to make his home In Alameda, was murdered today at Travador mine. Trinidad. Durango, Mexico, according to As sociated Press dispatches received here from Washington, D. 4 C. Schmidt's wife. It Is understood from reports, now resides In Alameda. Word of Schmidt's slaying reached the state department from the American consul at Torreon, Mexico, who stated he was leaving Immediately for the mine with a military guard consisting of a colonel and two squads of soldiers to get the body and to make an attempt to apprehend Schmidt's slayers. Meagre reports received here Indicate that Schmidt was slain by two bandits.. The consul stated In his wire that he has been promised full cooperation tn the chase of the killers l y General Escobar, tn charge of the Torreon military district where the mine is located. It was this official, the consul stated, who detail j the military guard which accompanied him to the mine. ' The consul, -whose last name U Jackson, has assumed responsibi: since there is no representative t the American government. r-.. . the mine than he. Consul Jack-. -informed Washington officials 1 -will bring Schmidt's body to T reon. He said he had telecra-the American consulate at : terey, Mexico, where Schmidt r his headquarters, to notify the r BUDGET "v "

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