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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 56

Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California • Page 56

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The Oakland, Northern California, Santa Clara and San Joaquin valleys. Fair with moderate, temperature today and tomorrow, fog near coast at night; moderate north to northwest winds. Sacramento valley Fair and mild, gentle southerly winds. VOL. CIXTHREE CENTS SUNDAY, TEN CENTS OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1928 Copyright, 1928.

by The TRIBUNE Publishing Co. 100 PAGES PAGES A-l TO 18 NO. 113 TROJAN Death Note Victim MISS BETTY MILLER. Orpheum cashier, threatened with slashing for alleged failure to give theater bandits all the money she had in the till. Anti-Cruelty Meet Ends in Fight Over Rodeo Bill G.U.P.

STORMS SOLID SOUTH EOR HOOVER SIX POLICE ARREST 30 IN RAID BATTLE 1 Countries Organize to War on Dope Smugglers Secret Service Chain Not Yet Announced But Already Operating. 4000 BEARS FIGHT TO 0 0 TIE Neither Team Gets Within 20 Yards of Other's Goal; Southerners Gain More Yardage Than California Bennie Lom Outpunts Stars of Invaders; U. C. Gathers Strength After Learning Council Adopts a Program of World Wide Scope In Conjunction With Other Protestant Bodies. Bit ctG -mar MSHRh si's; HSunH -TssssaaiiaM Society President Threatens Woman Delegate With Violence.

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 20. Gathered for a peaceful discussion of humane problems, state dele gates to the annual convention of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, today adjourn ed in an uproar, when a split developed over the anti-rodeo bill. Ray Marsh, the president of the society threatened Mrs. Louise Dobbins, a delegate, with bodily violence.

Others attending engaged hi a verbal melee sprinkled with terse epithets of anger which fell short of an actual riot only when the meeting was hastily adjourned. The delegates began to mislay their tempers when a discussion arose concerning alleged ill treatment of animals at rodeos. A resolution in favor of the anti-rodeo bill to be submitted on the ballot had been adopted when Mrs. Dobbins arose to protest the action and speak against the bill. WOMAN REFUSED RIGHT TO SPEAK.

Marsh didn't wish to hear what Mrs. Robbins had to say and refused her the floor. First, according to report, he told her to sit down. "I won't," was Mrs. Dobbins' retort.

Then she reminded the president that she was the head of the S. P. C. at Monterey, and that she had a right to speak. "Keep still or we shall have to throw you out," Mursli said.

"Who'll throw me out?" asked Mrs. Dobbins. "I will," said Marsh. In the midst of the uproar that followed the meeting somehow became adjourned. It was immediately followed by a minority meeting which, led by Mrs.

Dobbins and C. M. Brown, secretary of the Monterey Chamber of Commerce and a director of the S. P. C.

the ranks of the or-ganzatlon. This meeting was attended by northern delegates, most of whom are opposed to the anti-rodeo measure. IIND-UP" VEAEED. The story of the battle, which was told by Brown, is in part de-nUM by Marsh, who says he merely threatened to "throw anyone out wno interrupted the meeting." Walter H. Osborne, secretary ol the Oakland S.

P. C. was a near victim of Marsh's proclivities as. a "bouncer" at a previous session, Brown said. Marsh threatened to throw Osborne out when he had.

protested against the showing of a rodeo film as a part of S. P. C. A. propaganda.

"I made the protest because the motion picture in question was taken 20 years ago, and practices depicted there have long since been abolished," said Osborne last night. "1 do not think tho film gave a true picture of the present situation." I TO QUIT NAVY Aide to President Wilson Asks Retirement From Service. BY PUTTED PREFB LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE WASHINGTON, Oct. 20. Rear Admiral Gary T.

Grayson, personal physician to the late President Wilson, has requested Secretary of Navy Wilbur to place him on the retired list. Grayson, now head of the naval dispensary, Is understood to be considering accepting an offer to become an executive of the Gorgas Memorial at Panama. Theft Suspect Tries Suicide at Station SAN Oct. 20. Victor Jones, 20, attempted to commit suicide in the detective bureau at police headquarters here today while being booked on a charge of petty theft.

I Jpnes suddenly grabbed a paper spike, and Jabbed for his heart. The sharp instrument made a deep wound but deflected against a rib and missed the heart by a narrow margin. He was taken to the Harbor hospital. Jones was on probation for stealing an automobile. S.

F. Man Killed In Eastbay Auto Crash BERKELEY, Oct. 20. A man, Identified by cards found in his clothing as R. N.

Prosser, 1363 Twenty-fourth avenue, San Fran cisco, was killed tonight wlren an antomobile in which he was riding collided with a street car at San Pablo avenue and Oilman street. The man was taken to Berkeley General hospital and pronounced dead upon admission. Lindbergh to Hunt In Mexican States BY UNITED fRESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE MEXICO CITY. Oct. 20.

Col. Charles A. Lindbergh will spend several weeks hunting In the states of Coahulls and Chihuahua, friends here have been advised. The Tiler will arrive at Eagle Pass next week by airplane from New York. mm puns Chairs Hurled, Fists Fly, Lamps Smashed As Morals Squad Officers Enter Alleged Gambling Resort Patrolman's Skull Lacer nt-d hv Blow Before Visitors Are Lined Up by Guns, Taken to City Jail In a slashing two-fisted, chair- throwing and lamp smashing fight six members of the Oakland morals squad overpowered 35 men In an alleged gambling Joint at 1769 Seventh street last last night and arrested every person in the place.

The raid, which was lead by Sgt. William P. Ramsey, was one of the largest ever made In Oakland. Patrolman Carl Chambpn was hit on the head by a chair during the melee and was treated for a scalp laceration later at the Emergency hospital. When raiders arrived, they found that entrance to the gam bllng hall could only be gained through a cigar store In the front of the place.

This was heavily guarded. GUN STOPS CLERK FROM GIVING WARNING Patrolman George Morrison caught the clerk at the cigar coun ter as he moved to touch a but ton which rang a warning signal in the gambling den. Morrison overpowered the clerk and held him at the point of his" revolver while the rest of the squad bat tered down the doors and rushed in. Inside 34 men, playing black Jack, craps, and other gambling games, made a wild dash for the windows and rear doors when the raiders entered. Their escape clr qum vented, they swung chairs am wreiicueu legs rrpm tames to use for weapons in their fight to pre vent arrest.

Police waded in with their fists with the odds seven to one ugalnst them, and stretched a score or more of the combatants on the floor. During the fight Sgt-Ham sey narrowly escaped being knocked unconscious by a blow from a table leg, which glanced from the side of his head. Finally the police drew guns and lined the occupants of the place, many of them bruised and bleeding from the fight, up against the wall: WAGON TAKES MEN TO CITY JAIL A call to central police station brought reinforcements, and the 8 5 men were loaded -into two patrol wagons and lodged in the city prison for the night. Crap fables and other gambling paraphernalia, together with $86 in cash found lying on the tables, were confiscated. All arrested In the raid will be charged with visiting a gambling house, police said.

Dr. Campbell Wires Message to Edison BERKELEY, Oct. 20. President W. W.

Campbell of the University of California today telegraphed his regrets to Sepretary Andrew W. Mellon of the treasury that he ould not be present tonight when Tnomas A. Edison was presented with the recently awarded congressional- medal of honor. Dr. Campbell also telegraphed felicitations to Edison.

He said In his message: "There Is world-wide recognition that you richly deserve this honor which the government of the United States is conferring on you." Woman Flier Fails To Break Record BY UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N. Oct. 20. Mrs. Martha Bevins' attempt to break the woman's solo endurance flight record was unsuc cessful today when the oil pressure on (he motor of her plane failed.

Mrs. Blevlns, who took off from Teterboro airport at 7:38 a. landed at p. m. Mechanics Immediately started Installation of a new motor In' the small Challenger biplane, and the avlatrlx said she would start again at 7 a.

m. to morrow, in another attempt. Worker Buried Alive, 7 Hurt In Landslide BY UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRE TO TRIBUNE ST. CATHERINES, Oct. 20.

One man was burled alive and at least seven others were seriously injured today when a landslide occurred on the Welland canal, several miles north of here. The landslide covered a space of approxi mately 40 by 60 feet. According to early reports about 45 men were building a dock for an Ontario paper mill when the landslide oc curred. The injured were rushed to hospitals at St. Catherines.

Queen Marie Better After Attack of Flu BY UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRE To TRIBUNE BUCHAREST, Rumania. Oct. 20. Queen Marie of Rumania was in excellent health today. Recent reports of her Illness from Influ enza were exaggerated.

The queen will observe her fifty-third birth Leading Speakers Drive Into- Democratic Stronghold; Borah, Fort and Mrs. Wil lehrandt to Take Stump. Revolution in S. Politicg Seen; Republicans Aided By Anti-Smith Exhorteri From Opponent's Party By WILIAAM HARD. Special Correspondent The Oakland TRIBUNE WASHINGTON, Oct.

2tl. The Republican invasion of the solid south at this week-end continues and accumulates. It is a signpost to the fundamental nature of the whole presidential campaign of this year. Senator Borah, Monday night. speaks at Dallas, Tex.

Congress man 'fort of New Jersey, secretary of the Republican National com mittee. is scheduled nresentlv to speak at Greensboro, N. 2h4 tit High Point, N. C. Mrs.

hrandt may descend upon Danville, and also upon Durham, N. It is possible further that a hall-storm of minor speakers may bs let loose by the Republicans throughout Virginia In the last days of the contest. These forays, and many other similar ones, with them, will bo official. They will proceed directly from Republican national headquarters. Additionally, and) quite beyond them, there are the numerous northern prohibition exhorters brought boldly down Into tbe southland by the southern anti-Smith Democrats; "CARPET BAGGER" CRY IS NOT HEARD.

It is manifest that the menacing word "carpet bagger" has ceased to strike the Northern political invader dead at the gateways of Dixie. It la manifest and admitted, on top of all this, that both political parties today are equally soliciting the votes of the Negro population. The Republican! have to do it in order to hope to carry states like Tennessee. The Democrats have to do it in order to hope to carry states like New York. Both parties are in fact doing It with virtually parallel zeal everywhere.

At this writing it Is an open question which party In the end will draw to itself a majority of the suffrage of the Negro voting citizens. These two facts the presence of Republican foxes In the vineyard of the south and the presence of Democratic wolves In the sheep fold of the Negro vote attest a revolution in American politics. MRS. WILLEBRANDT'S SPEECHES UNCHECKED. It is further attested by the continued unchecked activity of Mrs.

Wlllebrandt. Criticism of her within the Republican party has been almost wholly ovorbonie -everywhere except in the northeast by a roar of Republican approval. The Republicans have no speaker more demanded by local Republican committees and clubs than Mrs. Wlllebrandt. This is partly because, sentence for sentence, she can speak mora pepper and mustard than any othejf speaker In the Republican ranks.

If ever a woman's tongue came to its feminine own In politics, fbr audacious pitch and point, it is Mrs. Willebrandt's. The more fundamental reason, however, for the multitudinous requests for her services is that th local Republican committees and clubs In most parts of the country realize perfectly that their main chance for carrying their communities for Hoover lies precisely in the sort of message that Mrs. Wlllebrandt spreps. Senator Borah, greatest of Republican speakers, less armed with the stilletto than Mrs.

Willebrand but more armed with the majestic battle axe, Is In fact propagating precisely the same gospel that Mrs. Wlllebrandt purveys, only doubled. BORAH PREDICTS PROHIBITION PLUS Senator JBorah talks, indeed, abcut farm relief and about the resplendent Intellectual talents of Herbert Hoover, but those efforts on his part are merely Incidental. The big burden of his prophesying Is prohibition plus. Th plus is anti-Immigration.

Those two themes are deliberately the prime themes at this mp-ment of Senator Borah's eloquence. They are twi but they are aimed at one anal the same target. They are aimed at the voting element which has for its twin connected achievements in recent American politics the putting dowr of the saloon bars and the putting up of the ration bars. The element is equally against the legalized liquor and the thirsty European Incomer. Senator Borah is firing for it with both barrels.

And now note: He Is firing for 1932 as much as for 1128. This campaign cannot be understood except through a consideration et its calculated bearing upon future campaigns. Senator Borah is not traversM the solid south with any tion that he can prodsC basic turnover towar ism this year. putators in Res headouarters do no selves with any genuinely gl prospects In any solid southi state this year, except possi North Carolina. Their mouths i Continued oo Page 2.

Col 5. cow. in it any The cynical com- flatter theri- Wealthy Baker Is Seized At Door of Bank, Forced Into Auto and Slugged By Two Armed Bandits. Seventh Victim of Thugs Falls Half Dazed Before Auto; City Scoured For a of Desperadoes. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct.

20. Kidnaping Russell T. Wilson, 48, 1300 Monterey boulevard, wealthy owner of a string of bakeries and confectionary shops, from a crowded. street corner at Geary and Jones streets, two armed bandits late to day carried to the circus grounds, beat him into insensibility, hurled him Ynto a vacant lot and robbed him of $4000 in The kidnaping and robbing of Wilson, according to police records is the seventh during tbe past week. One suspected murder is charged to their credit.

Last 'night, the same pair, it Is believed, separated Charles Price, ifi" Hush street, from a woman friend, told her to "bent it home," took Price to Geary and Blake streets, robbed hint of hit automoblle and threw him out. i WHson, his clothing drenched with blood, and In a half-dazed condition, recovered consciousness today, about an hour after, the attack, staggered Into the street and collapsed In i front of an automobile, the occupants of which brought him to police headquarters. Wilson's story sent every available police agency in trie city into action in "a hunt, for the robbers. The kidnaping occurred in plain sight of at least fifty persons, marty of whom witnessed the affair, but were that man was being forced Into the grey sedan which was narked at the i euro- Wilson, operates the "Russell Cake Pie Shops" had drawn the $4000 frqni a bank at Oeary and Jones streets earlier in the day, to pay certain bills. TRIED TO RETURN MONEY TO BANK.

Busy at the store headquarters, at 820 Post street, he' was unable to transact the business he had Intended, and late this evening attempted to return the money to the bank. He drove to Jones and Geary streets in 'his machine and got out almost in front of the bank from which, earlier in the day, he had drawn the money. As he did so, two men alighted from a grey sedan, slapped him Jovially on the back, as If he was an old friend and urged Jilm 'toward their car. As Wilson held back, one of tbe men jabbed him In the ribs with the noseof ai revolver, carefully concsabid, frojri (he kcrpw 1 of late' shoppers and muttered in his ear: "You hold back, and you'll be a corpse." Wilson ceased his struggles; and the men forced him into the car which drove rapidly out Post street, The car proceeded to a spot near the circus grounds, In an put-lying portion of the city, the two men holding Wilson captive with guns against his ribs on each side. VICTIM BEATEN WITH GUN BUTTS.

At the spot selected, the men suddenly set upon Wilson, beat him Into insensibility with the. butts of their weapons, rifled his pockets of the $4000 which was in greenbacks and coin, dragged him from the sedan and dumped him unconscious In a vacant lot. It was something more than an hour later that Wilson, recovered consciousness, and unable to orient himself, staggered into the street, and fell on hands and knees In front' of an approaching automobile, which narrowly missed running over him. The driver Jumped out of the car and aided Wilson to his feet. "Robbed police," murmured Wilson.

The driver placed him In the car -and drove i with him to the emergency hospital and then to police, headquarters where Wilson made a report of the robbery. The police believe that he was "shadowed" most of the day by thugs who saw him draw tbe money out the bank. By DREW PEARSON. Special Correspondent The Oakland TRIBUNE WASHINGTON, Oct. 20.

An in ternational link up of narcotic secret service agents, by which information regarding "dope" smugglers will be flashed to 11 different countries, has just been negotiated by the state department. Although Seeretary Kellogg has not yet made public the details of the new international smuggling trap, announcement will be made shortly of two diplomatic precedents created by the arrangement. The first is the exchange of se cret Information direct between the police organizations of each coun try without using the state depart ment or foreign office as Inter mediaries. The second is the voluntary divulging of information by the United States, intended to help incriminate American citizens abroad and lead to their arrest and conviction. SECRET SERVICE IS ALREADY OPERATING.

This international arrangement, although still unannounced, actually is already functioning now with most of the participating countries. They are Great Britain, France, Japan, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Czecho-Slavokia, Denmark and the free city of Danzig. Dnnzlg, although representing only a very small area, is one of the most 'notorious centers for dope smuggling in Europe and due to Its location and international character has been the distributing point for a considerable portion of the narcotics which seep Into the United States from Europe. Simultaneously it has beconie known that John Caldwell, far eastern opium expert, who recently returned from representing the United States at the sessions of the Geneva opium conference, will be retained in the state department for the next three years In charge bf international bpium problems. STATE DEPARTMENT WELL PLEASED.

State department officials are known to be much pleased with the conclusion of arrangements. It is the result of an effort of several years to obtain greater cooperation from "Europe in curtailing illicit narcotics. During most of this period, the United States has differed vigorously with Europe, and on one occasion, this difference led to the withdrawal of Representative Stephen G. Porter from the first opium conference at Geneva. The point at issueon this oocasion was a refusal of Great Britain to bring about an immediate curtailment of the Indian opium crop, the United States maintaining that the only way narcotic struggling could be stopped was by doing away with the original source, namely with opium.

(Copyright. IMS, Connolidated Press Alio.) OAKLAND FLIER Irving, With Japanese Co-Pilot, Plans Sea Flight In Spring. A transpacific flight from Oakland to Tokyo will be attempted by Major Livingston Irving, veteran Oakland aviator, early next spring, he announced yesterday at the Oakland airport. With Irving will be John Kubo-ta, Oakland Japanese aviator, as so-pllot; a navigator and radio operator. At present Major Irving and Kubota plan a flight route from the Oakland airport to an Island point beyond the Hawaiian islands and from there will hop off to Tokyo.

The hop will 'be made In a trl-motored plane. The proposed flight la to be financed by California Japanese societies and merchants, according to Kubota. Kubota recently returned from Japan where he completed arrangements for the Oakland-Tokyo flight, which is to be In the nature of a "goodwill" hop. Major Irving, who was one of the entrant's In the Dole Oakland-Honolulu plane race, has never given up his desire to fly across the Pacific. Prisoner Hangs Self In City Jail Fred Schultze, 40, a mechanic, 32S Eighth street, made good his boast last night that he could break out ot the city prison, on the thirteenth floor of the city hall.

Frank Bassett, his cell-mate, laughed at him, when Schultze made his boast. "Not a chance," he said. "I'll bet you," said Schults. While Bassett- slept, Schultze made a sllp-noose of. bis belt, tied It to a high bar of his cell.

and. with his head in the loop, hanged himself. SETS TOKYO HOP Convention Indorses Evangelistic Drive to Check "Irreligious Trend" Headway Noticeable All Over Globe. By JOSEPH S. WASNEY.

United Press Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON, 20. The National Episcopal council today adopted program for a worldwide spiritual revival in 1 828. The convention council voted to participate with the Federal Council of Cliurches of America on all evangelic matters and thereby pledged its church to work with other protestant churches in the movement for, "old fashioned religion." The council took the attitude this haa not been a religions age and indifference to Christianity must be ended. Bishops explained that while tbe world in general Is not sacrlllglons, the irreligious trend is increasing.

The house of bishops and the house of deputies of the council will meet Monday to adopt a permanent program on Christian unity, with a special department for attracting young people to church service. Two other important matters will come before the. convention before It adjourns on October 25, four days ahead of schedule. It will consider the relation of church to Industrial labor and consider a $16,000,000 budget for missionary work during the next three years. Little opposition has been presented to the $13,000,000 three-year program to carry out missionary work already nnder way, hut in some quarters the bishops and clergy suggested a committee be appointed to study where new missionary work should be developed before an additional $3,000,000 Is appropriated for extensions- The house of bishops has selected Denver, for the national Episcopal conference In 1931 and named four missionary bishops, the Rev.

Norman S. Binstead. Holy Trinity church, Toklo, to be missionary bishop of Japan; the Rev. William 6. Thompson, Suffragan bishop of South Brazil, to be bishop of that district; the Rev.

Frederick D. Goodwin. Warsaw, to be bishop of Nevada, and the Rev. George H. Thomas, Chicago, to be bishop of Wyoming.

Hl Secrets of Troy's Attack. By AD SCHUSTER. The men of Troy marched up the state With twenty thousand men; The men of Troy then turned round And marched back home again. A hard fighting, spectacular team, which put its main reliance on a eerles of plays to feature the fleet-footed Don Williams came up to Berkeley yesterday afternoon possessors of the long-end of the odds, the favor of the critics, and the confidence of the Southland. They met In the California Bears a team which grev better as the game progressed, one Which rose in might and threw back every threatening attack upon Its goal line.

The score: California, 0. U. S. 0. As a result of this epochal battle Jn which neither eleven got within twenty yards of the other's goal and in which interceded passes, blocked kick, and sensational runs brought the 80,000 spectators to their feet again and again, two Conference teams remain rivals with Stanford for the crown and the Bears go past the mid-season mark with their goal line uncrossed.


A summary of the game will how that U. S. C. advanced the ball scrimmage for greater gains than California, that Lom outpunt-ed Hibbs and Williams, and that the greater part of the Trojan was In the process of learning the secret of the southern attack. It will show, also, that California was a team coming up, gaining In strength as It played, that It upset tfie -very best Troy had to offer, And was on the field delivering a punch in the last few seconds of Play.

From the spectators' point of view, it was an even haltlc, the superiority of the Trojans In one department being matched by that of the Bears In another, and from the California angle, it was moral victory. Inasmuch as 17. C. has been widely touted as a certuln winner. On the very first play, after Schmidt of California received Ap-eit's kick-off and returned it 25 yards, Lom, from punt formation, ran 13 yards around the Troy left end.

On tries at right end, Barr pat a yard and Lom made three. The call came for a punt and Lom booted one 44 yards. It landed exactly on the sideline and rolled out, a finely placed kick and it was 17. S. ball on their own 1 2 yard line.

20 YARD GAIN MADE BY SAUNDERS. Troy also made Its first offensive play effective when Saunders, behind perfect interference, went for 20 yards around the California right end. It came time for Don Williams, the big threat, and on his first attempt he lost a yard. On the next play, off left tackle, he made i and then came a heads-up but risky play, a short and quick punt with the whole Trojan eleven after it. Swartz blocked It, the ball bobbed In the air off his fingers, then rolled on the ground to be recovered by 17.

S. C. and for a first down. After a penalty of fifteen yards for holding, 17. S.

C. was back on its own 30-yard line, second down and 23 yards to go. A series of Don WHIIar plays, mostly off left tackle, was started. He made 16, then 6 and then 3, advancing Uie ball to first downs, despite tbe terrific handicap Imposed by penalty. It was right here that the southern team looked Its best, with tbe Bears unable to stop the gaps or spill tbe swift thrusts which sent the speedy Williams through the line and Into the clear.

That they were learning though was soon evidenced. Williams made 3 yards off left tackle, Schmidt stopping him and getting hurt in the act. Cockburn went in for Schmidt. SCHWARTZ HALTS HIM T(m EIGHT YARD LOSS. -n On the next start.

Williams was thrown back for a 2-yard loss. Then, when he ran back to get off forward puss, he was smeared by Schwartz for 8 yards loss. What had been for the Blue and Gold a most disheartening advance, was suddenly turned back In the opposite direction and Troy, with its fourth down, had 16 yards to go and mas on its own 46 yard line. Despite the beautiful rum of Williams, the southern men had not been able to get the ball out of their own territory. Williams kicked it out, punting 35 yards to Eisan.

who returned two. and it was California's ball on their 15 yard line. Hoff went in for Shaw at left tackle for 17. S. C.

Lom's pant went 45 yards, high and spinning, and Williams brought It back 5. Then Saunders, trying a wide end ran and going back to make the circle, was nafcbed for a 7-jnrd lo-s by Bancroft. Williams tried the line-plunging act and dashed bead on at guard to make a (Continued on Page 4-D. Col. I THREAT NOTE SENT Theater Employee, Holdup Victim, Gets Letter Signed By "Bandit." mim Ttettv Miller.

Orpheum cashier, victim of a box office rob- Uai-v nn October 6. Is under police guard as a result of the receipt of a letter, purporting to be irom tha hnldnn man. threatening her life for "holding out" a part of the theater money. The Omheum theater was held up at 6 o'clock on the date named, a well-dressed vouth. who shoved a note through the box of fice window which read: "Hand over the cash.

Don't make a false move or I'll get yoq. Don't try to give me any small change." Mini Miller, handed the bandit $500 and he walked away. At the time of the robbery, the police announced that tbe girl had held hrV ifion In theater money she had not given the bandit. This was later found to be untrue. BANDIT" NOTE DEMANDS $300 lfrldnv a letter threatening the cashier's life, was mailed to a former address.

The letter was posted in Oakland and read as fallows: "So you're the kid that kept $500 roll back from ns. You're not so smart. On October 25, a woman will accost you on an Oakland street; have $500 in your possession at that time. Don't fall or we will cut yon Terrified, Miss Miller turned, the note over to the police. The girl was placed under guard and a search started for the writer of the note.

Allan Warshaur, manager of the theater, told the police that the bandit did not overlook any money when he robbed the box office, the $500 taken representing the total on hand at that hour. NOTE PROMISES MORE INSTRUCTIONS Appended to the note rent the girl was a line to the effect that a second letter would be sent her on October 25. containing "instructions about the $500, and the woman, who will accost her on the street that night. "She will address you aa 'Miss Orpheum'," the note concluded. The handwriting, say police experts.

Is that of a woman, and the authorities are working on the theory that the note is either the work of a crank, or some woman eneievy of Miss Miller, who Is trying to terrify her for purposes of private revenga. day o0 October 21,.

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