Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on October 27, 1928 · Page 15
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Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California · Page 15

Oakland, California
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Saturday, October 27, 1928
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FT? iEATEST LEASED VIRE NEW Tlfcfcft m m I aa, a A1 si a a I i T Tim a m TJXitHtXT ASSOftntf tt JtWjT 5 XERVICEr ASSOCIATED DDKS Ar-fitrn (1 Alivli In This Section CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS Owthj UNITED DREff-CHlCAGO WULY nivr FOREIGN SERVICE CONfOLtDATED VOL. CIX OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 27, 1928 15 C NO. 119 SKILL AND PATIENT TOIL FORGES NEW LINK BETWEEN EASTBAY CITIES The George A: Posey tube, monument to the craft of man in his struggle to overcome Nature's barriers, is finished. This afternoon leading citizens of , Oakland and Alameda took part in ceremonies befitting the accomplishment of such a feat. The subway, which grew first in the minds of Eastbay citizenry, determined that the estuary should not forever hamper travel between Oakland and Alameda, was dedicated by the men whose labors brought a dream into fruition. Engineering skill has left nothing undone that the tube might serve its purpose most efficiently and with the maximum of safety. -Some idea of the precautions taken to insure against accidents, particularly in regard to ventilation of the tube and disposal of the deadly monoxide gas from automobile exhausts, may be gained from a glance at these pictures and sketches. (1) Drawing of one of the huge "blower" fans which force fresh air into every cubic inch of the subway. Note the size of the fan as compared with the man alongside. Four of these fans force fresh air in, and an equal number draw the oul air out. (2) View b'f the roadway under the estuary, showing the slots under the walkways through which the fresh air flows in; the exhaust air vents in the ceiling; and the drains in the roadway. (3) O. TRUNNEL. operator on duty at the automatic indicator and control board at the Oakland portal, shows how he sits, ever alert, watching his instruments and movement of. traffic. Indicators on the board tell him from moment to moment how every piece of machinery in the tube is functioning. A close-up of the board with detailed explanation appears at the upper right. (4) View of instrument panel containing delicate tachometers and other instruments showing speed of the fan motors, percentage of monoxide gas in the tube's atmosphere, depth of water in .the low level sump, and electric leakage from wiring in the subway. (5) View of the Oakland portal from the. mouth of the tube. Artist's sketch (upper right) gives a cross section of the tube and one portal, graphically portraying the ventilation system. - Sketches by Myron Nelson; TRIBUNE photos. i ... eajPtfl.riiiii.iiF rQAFFIC SIGNAL CONTROL SIREN AND AUTOMATIC NTt)ANCE GATE CONTQOt SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC CONTROL "mMMllAl (l (r v - r- ,mm -ii) i mini mi in in i I illlMiim ' vi i?o cators I ' " 1 ' f ril -111 - - A . 1 NOTH 80UND - Jill II ifflSHIllllHP IR hMT ' JKLjrlP AUTOMATIC INDICATOQ. AND CONTROL BOAUD Gv WHICH CON0lTlON5 of I i ''r illl! jyl B i n m i f if ii m iiiiiii'iiWirifiVn - -' " lt'ffi' m"-Vt rTt-'"v'V""i-'"-''-"-"'i'frrWvtvfM "''n winrT-giHr-nrv"-niiriinivlitMii,niiiliiiilliii,niiiiriitwiiii iiTi"fii r"-vTrn"ffii ' lfr'TfT'il--T-"-rwnrlnrT1llllVl'Y'r'lJ ' " urmtftmmrri-tmvwr-mM inrrrmn1 i . v . v..,.-.- . -v .. .'-..mS!U55!ISI m it STUDENT BERKELEY, Oct. 27. .Kidnaped by a lone bandit and forced to drive Into the hills back of the Claremont hotel, "Albert Jjfna, University of California student, was robbed of his automobile, 17.50, a fraternity pin and an overcoat ary this morning. Una was just leaving his fraternity house at 2300 Warring street Tvhen the bandit stepped out of the shadows and pressed a gun against Bis side. "Come on, start the car," said the bandit. When the machine reached a secluded spot the bandit ordered Una to stop and then searched htm. He waited until an automobile approached and then drove off. This Is the second similar robbery within a week, according to police. The two other students were forced to drive a bandit into the hills in the same manner six days ago. - Safety Rules Urged In Death Verdicts RICHMOND, Oct. 27. Although no blame was fixed by a coroner's k Jury for the deaths of Charles T Cecil and Joseph E. Lane, killed October 11 when their truck was hit by a switch train in the Standard Oil refinery yards here, the verdict contained a recommendation that the safety rules of the . company should be strictly $b-erved. W. H. McCoy, safety engineer for the company, testified that the rules required - motor vehicles to come to a stop before crossing a railway track. Other witnesses thought the rule did not apply to yard crossings, but company officials supported McCoy's interpretation. Playground Chiefs 'Attend Conference R. W. Robertson, superintendent of recreation, and Le Roy Sharp, assistant, represented Oakland to-day at the Northern California District Recreation Conference at Palo Alto Community center. Representatives from northern cities In the state attended the conference, which has a program presided over by Professor Samuel 8. Seward Jr. of Stanford university. Robertson spoke "on the "Dig Lights of the National Recreation Congress." The national congress was recently held at Atlantic City and Robertson was a delegate from Oaln4. Cities Join in Fete to Dedicate Estuary Tube The George A. Ppsey tube, Ifnk forged by the will of the people and the skill and patience of ex perts to weld more closely to gether the communities of the Eastbay, is finished. With banners ana with bands with speech making and with prayer, the completion of the $4, 500, 000 subway under the Oak land estuary was dedicateU this afternoon by the men whd labored to make this dream of progress come true. DELEGATIONS GO THROUGH. The dedication ceremony at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, when two delegations, that of Oak land headed by Mayor John L. Davie and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, and that of Alameda led by Mayor Frank Otis, marched through their respective portals down Into the tube. Accompanied by bands, the two groups proceeded to a meeting place In the center of the tube. There, far underground rvaDDi Rudolph L Coffee of Temple Sinai, Oakland delivered an invocation. The.j Dorothy Posey, 13, daughter of County Engineer Geo. A. Ppsey, builder of the tube which bears his name, cut a ribbon stretched across the subway. Following this ceremony, the party, which included members of the . Oakland and Alameda City Councils and the two' chambers' of commerce, marched back to the Oakland portal at Fifth and Harrison streets. There the main program proceeded, a platform and temporary stands having been been erected for the occasion. Monslgnor J. J. Gleason of Oakland delivered a second invocation, following which officials and others having to do with the construction of the tube spoke. Included on the speaking program were Charles W. tleyer, chairman of the board' of supervisors; John F. Mullins, chairman of the supervisors' special tube committee; District Attorney' Earl Warren, County- Engineer Posey, Supervisor' William J. Hamilton of Alameda, Mayor Otis. Mayor Davie, E. B. Field, president of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, and J. C. Stannard, president of the Alameda Chamber of Commerce. Rev. Henry Shires of Alameda pronounced the benediction. BANQUET TONIGHT. At the conclusion oLthe program at the Oakland portal the entire official party and the bands boarded four busses and Journeyed through the tube, te the Alameda side. On reaching Webster street. they left the busses, and marched to -Neptune Beach, . With Governor C. C. Young among the honored guests a banquet tonight at 6:80 o'clock In Hotel Alameda under the auspioes of the Alameda city government and local chamber of commerce will conclude the program. GOVERNOR TO SPEAK. The chief executive will deliver a brief address on the progesslve-ness of California as a whole and v. ill pay tribute to those responsible for the construction of the tube. Other speakers will Include John F. Mullen, chairman of the tunnel and bridge corrlmittee of the county board of supervisors. William 3, Hamilton, who fathered the tube from the start of Its construction until the completion, and William J. Locke, city attorney of Alameda, who will make the speech of acceptance. More than 400 officials of East-bay cities, businessmen and mem bers of civic organizations Interested in development work will be guests at the affair. Supervisor Mullins was chairman of the program at the Oakland portal. The general committee In charge of the celebration consisted of Supervisor Hamilton, chairman; A. R. Linn, secretary of the Alameda Chamber of Commerce; A. L. Kennedy, manager of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, and Supervisor Mullins. 4 FLEE ARSON BLAZE, HINTED it? Agreement to Permit Tube To Be Opened THE George A. Posey Hi Tube inkini Oakland and Alameda probably will, be thrown open to traffic at 6 p. m, today. This was announced following a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors today at which an agreement was reached with, representatives of the California Bridge & Tunnel company, contractors for the tube. Under the agreement the company will pott a bond sufficient to protect the county in any litigation which may grow out of unfinished portions of the tube contract, it was announced, permitting official acceptance and opening of the new traffie artery under the esroary. Police today .were searching for a "fire bug" believed responsible for a blaze which partially destroyed a two-story flat at 1044 Fifth avenue, endsngerlng four sleeping occupants last night. The fire was discovered by Peter Paduveris, owner of the building, who was sleeping in an upper room. Paduveris was awakened by the crackling flames and smoke. Ho Immediately turned in a fire alarm and then awakened Thomas Tar-pley, his wife and Infant, who were sleeping in the lower flfat. Investigation disclosed that the blaze mas started ontslde the building- According to Tarpley, It may have been started by a mys-terlons man who has been prowling abont the neighborhood for the past we?k. He attempted to annoy Mis. Tarpley and Tarpley said he chased him away from t lie premises. Last Thursday, Mrs. Tarpley chased the stranger away when he again appeared. A man named Nichols, who was parked last night in a machine in front of 1042 Fifth avenue, told Patrolman J. H. Baker that he saw a man run down the street Just before the fire broke out. He said the man generally answered the description given Mrs. Tarpley of the stranger who waa seen in the neighborhood during the past week. Plane Parachute Will Be Tried Tomorrow The pulling power of a new parachute being developed to lower airplanes safely to the ground In event of engine failure will be demonstrated at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at Alameda airport when a tug-of-war Is scheduled between one, of the chutes and a 7000-pound caterpillar tractor, Charles Broadwlck, Inventor of the parachute, and D. Parr, Inventor of the pack In which the chute Is carried on top of the wings of a plane, will be on hand to supervise the test. Broadwlck is a veteran parachute jumper, having made several thousand leaps from gas bags and airplanes. Several months ago at Tracy an airplane was lowered successfully to the ground by one of the big chutes, which contain 900 yards of silk. If the wind velocity is low at Alameda airport tomorrow,' an airplane will be used to put pressure -against the .giant parachute- NEW PANEL FOR 1 STOCKTON, Oct. 17. Forty more veniremen to augment the original venire, now exhausted, were to be summoned today by Coroner C. C. DeYoung as prospective Jurors for the retrial of Sheriff William H. Riecka and Supervisor James Y. Coates oh bribe acceptance charges brought against them by District Attorney Guard C. Darrah. The original panel of prospective jurors, which had dwindled from the original list, of 100 to 90, then 86 and then to half of that number, was exhausted before the close of yesterday's session, and Superior Judge Stanley Murray Instructed the coroner ta call the additional forty. It is now regarded as unlikely that completion of the selection of a jury may be concluded before next Monday's session Is over, which will mean that testimony cannot be taken ufttll Tuesday. Judge Murray has announced that sessions In the eaae will - be held five days each week, from Monday to Friday inclusive, instead of but four days a week as in the original trial which recently closed in a Jury deadlock. Other duties of Superior Judge George F. Buck, who presided at the first trial, had necessitated the case going over until Tuesday after each week-end's adjournment. The twelve provisional Jurors tentatively selected have been par ticularly warned by the court to be extremely cautious because of the Importance of the case. They were admonished to listen to nothing in connection with the case, and to discuss it with no one. They were instructed to report to the court anyone who mlKht aDDroach them regarding the trial, In order that offenders might be dealt with as the law provides. Jail Term Improved On Battery Charge ALAMEDA, Oct. 27. Charles Allemandl, 4 Mastick Terrace, who was arrested here October 13 on a charge of battery following his alleged assault upon Police Officer Louis Meyer during a dance in En-cinal hall, yesterday was sentenced to 30 days In the city Jail by Police Judge Edward J. Sliver. The Jurist, in sentencing Allemandl stated that only the fact that he was the sole support of his mother and that he had promised to make restitution to Meyer had prevented him from giving the prisoner the maximum sentence, aa this waa the third battery case he had figured in. British Editors in Bay Area On Tour Amazed at U. S. Already "armed with a better, understanding of the United States and their problems, fourteen leading British journalists are In the bay district today on their "good will" tour of America. The little group of outstanding figures of British newspaperdora arrived In Oakland late yesterday, went to San Francisco and will return to Oakland Monday for a luncheon and automobile tour of the Eastbay. More than BOO citizens are expected to attend the luncheon to be tendered the visitors by the Oakland Forum at the Hotel Oakland, touring the country under the Carnegfc Endowment of International Peace. Ralph D. Blumenfetd, president of the Institute of Journalists and editor In chief of the London Dally Express, who Is a member o the delegation, will speak. Often called the greatest Journalist in England. Blumenfeld Is a native of the United States. He has been a Fleet street figure for more than 40 years. Joseph R. Knowland, publisher of The TRIBUNE, will preside as chairman of the day and will introduce the speakers. Mrs. Know-land and Mrs. E. B. Field, wife of the president of the Chamber of Commerce, will be the hostesses. At the invitation of President W. W. Campbell, the newspapermmen will visit the University of CalU fornla during the afternoon and will be guests of Dr. and Mrs. Campbell at tea. WILL SEE TUBE A caravan at 2 p. m following the luncheon, will take the editors through the new estuary tube to the Oakland airport, and to other points of interest. Upon their arrival the visitors were met by representatives of the Oakland and San Francisco chambers of commerce, the English Speaking Union and other organizations and taken to the Hotel St. Francis in San Francisco, where they will be quartered until their departure for Los Angeles next Wednesday, . Amazement at American progress and prosperity was expressed by all of the group: "Only two of our party have ever visited America before," said Blumenfeld, leader of the delegation. "I think none of ua ex pected to find wild Indians roaming the plains but we were all astoundedd at the number and great size of the cities we have seen. I believe we all thought that outside of New York, Chicago and a few other large cities we would find nothing but jungles and plains." San Francisco bay draw admiring eommenta from Sir Oeorge , Armstrong, an old British' navy man. . .. '!Why, I declare, one could hide literally dozens of fleets In here!" he xclalmed. ENDS WONDER TOUR The San Francisco, bay district is the climax of a wonder tour, according to W. R. Willis,: of the Yorkshire Post. "All the cities of the west, the product of youthful vigor and enterprise, are marked ' by a vision we ofen miss at home," he said "The San Francisco boy district bankrupts the power of expression,. It transcends them all." R. A. J. Walling, editor of the Western Independent, Plymouth, England, Is another who marveled at the bay and its surrounding cities. Each of the touring journalists takes an Individual view and each has found an Individual subject for special study. Politics is the Interest of Alan Pitt Robbins, parliamentary correspondent of the London Times. "We have been assured at every point that there is a tremendous electoral contest In progress and that the continent is Interested in nohing else," he salo. "But to us the only clear evidence of the election has been the columns devoted to the speeches of Mr. Hoover and Governor Smith. We have tried, but in vain, to come into direct contact with the election campaign." PROHIBITION VEXES Prohibition ts seen by Henry Collinson Owen, of the Glasgow Sunday Mail, Glasgow, Scotland, as a "vexing but entertaining problem." America is described as the "product of a great spirit of adventure" by Sir Charles Igglesden, editor of the Kentish. Express, Ashford, England. William Clark, of the Belfast Telegraph, is busy In search of Irishmen; the great dams and irrigation. projects have proven a eource of wonder for H, G. Davey, editor of Barrow's Worcester Journal, Worcester, England. The doing of Scot in America are under the scrutiny of B. P. M. Roberta, of The Scotsman. Edinburgh, while W. J. T. CoUina. editor of the South Wales Argus, Newport. Wales, is Interested in comparing rugby and American football. Social customs of the country are being' given special study by F. Lawrence Johnson, editor of the North Easterh Daily Gazette, Mlddleeborough, England, and American civic enterprise is the attraction for w. Cowper Bar-rons, editor of the Yorkshire. Evening New. But Hubert Jacques, of the Sur- CRACKSMEN LOOT AUTO GO. The "drift pin burglars" who. have looted a number of safes in the Eastbay with a aledge and drift pin during the last few weeks. struck again last night. They broke into one safe in the Foreman Motor Company offices at 2230 Broadway, and attempted to break Into another. The robbery was discovered bv Thgmas Daley, a janitor, of 93 Tenth street, when he arrived at the place at 5 o'clock this morning. According to G.. H. Foreman, one of the ownera of the concern, a check will be necessary to determine the amount of loot Obtained by the cracksmen. The yeggs entered the building through a aide doi.- on Twenty-third stret. They knocked oft the combination of a large safe In the main office, which they looted. In addition to some cash, the burglars obtained a small package of jewelry - left there by one of the women employees of tr i place. They took a smaller safe out Into the workshop and were opening it when they were, apparently frelghtened away. Theft Trial Delayed By Jury's Colds There waa no session today of the trial of George Merrttt and Mrs. Virginia Bunch, charged with grand theft and conspiracy to de fraud, because a majority of the jury and court attaches are suffering from colds. Noticing the jurors sneezing. the court reporter coughing and members of the prosecution in dis tress with the malady, Superior Judge Fred V. Wood adjourned the case until Monday morning, suggesting that the ailing persona go to bed. The- defendants are accused of withholding large sums of money from persons who gave them build ing construction and repair con tracts. . FETE AIDS YULE FUND. An indoor carnival to raise money for a Christmas fund . to help needy families will be given tonicht between artd is p. to. bv the Oakland Study club at the Sciotn' hall. 529 Twelfth, street. Regular carnival booth and amusements of all kinds will be open to the public, ft waa announced. . rey . County Herald, land, la searching American woman! 'ijHi-'i'trn

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