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   Corona Daily Independent (Newspaper) - August 14, 1931, Corona, California                                 Final Game llei^ TfV^nîght  ;_____(.......  I  We feel that It isgthe bounden - duty-of- the colyum "today -to extend a welcome, felicitations and all such £n:%etings to a new face in. the mirror which reflects the public opinion, otherwise the -home-town newspaper, for as we picked up the Corona Courier this morning, a sprightly young newspaper each week, forty-fou years old, and quite the oldest publication in this neck of the woods, we find attciched to the mast-head under the title of edi tor, none other but our good friend, A. M. Creech, co-laborer • in the Independent printing plant, the home of the Courier, as well And A. M., being a Journalist of the old school, and calling any newspaper man a journalist, is more or less r. b^t of applied ap plesauce. But A. M. is a news paper man, having secured his first idea of the eternal fitness or unfitness of things back in the pppulistic days of Nebraska, when as a studious boy, he gahi ed the idea that wjiiskers and the lack of socks went hand-in-hand to make up a political species known as a populist, an org£^ zation which flourished; and fluttered like a bay tree ipr a white and was biimed out , along wi^th the corn when the hot winds came. Anywaye A. M. as a lad watched the rise nad fall of the populists, before W, J; Biyan came on the scene and became so disgusted with the_ carrying-bns that he went from Nebraska over into Illinois and there launched forth in the newspaper and printing business, when he has followed since. And now, according to what we see at the masthead of the Courier, A. M. is back to one of his first loves, editorially, rather than journalistically engaged.  And glancing over h I s maiden effort of the Independent's associated newspaper, we are surprised to have a question of much , local importance stcmding ' oat in a prominent manner, asking, "Is Hie Circle City to Become 'Souse' City ?" This; we deem Is quite a pertinent question to be aske^ and- we can't help bat wonder who is going to answer it.  Following the head lH which the aforementioned question is askiid there appear^: "Boasted Aridity of Yesteryeat Being Re-plisiced by Oasis of Evil Repute," all of which sounds to us as i pert and piercing criticism of somethingr or somebbdy. . .Where up6n there follows an effusion, which will be more or leas interesting in many circles in Corona, and may result in bringing out some order, or mebbe odor, of what would appear to be, chaos, or it may be classed a» Qpe of the reactions of old D^e Riunor, which like a , Nebraska cyclone gathers force and feathers as it sweeps along? Or is there behind all of the fuss and furor,agoing from mouth to mouth/ |md gathering momentum as it nini) about, any significance of matters political, perhaps concerning the forthcoming election, which ^e understand will be held next spring? Anyway, we're passing along the effusion from the Courier, verbatim and in toto, as follows:  "Of what portent is the announcement that the county meeting of the W.C.T.U. is to be held in Corona? Was the selection of the Circle City made because of the widely-known charm, culture and erudition of Its citizenry? Or, is it possible that these noble women, who are the -very essense and life-blood of the "noble experiment" . have heard disquieting rumore of the lid being slightly tipped and are rushing re-inforce-ments to ward off the attack of Demon Rum?  "Recent developments affecting some of our most«' prominent citizens have given-occasion for the man in the street to work overtime In < spreading propaganda th^ certain of our sworn defend-. ers of the peace and dignity of the state have been somewhat lax In responding to their duties in enforcing the liquor laws.  "That certain others of o^ officialdom have on dlveri occasions tarried not wisely but too long at the mule when it was white, is another charge that Is being freely clr^ated by grapevine telegraph. . The writer has no knowledge of the truth or falsity of these charges, but the frequency and persistency with which reports are gohig the rounds should merit In: •vestlgatlon by those into whose hands the citizens have entrusted the affairs of our-city.  "Report that these innumerable charges are without foundation would be welQom-, ed by no one with greater plleasure than by The Courier.  "Partial resume of aoU^-ties in the police and justice courts this week bear out. the flUftpilctpn that Corona'« vShi-  BnstiieMOfflM 85  New» Room 8ft  Commercia] ~ PiiuUiig — SB  SOo Month: IS Ymñr te A^vanoa CofV S Orata  Ünlted Press News Service  Fire Does Much ^mage ^ Farmers Here Tomorrow  flQIs  i m OEtTM «BILES  Class Ads  —covering the Corona territory "like a blanket"  Phcnie 85  OFFICIAL OHQAN 03P THE CITY OF COBONA  CORONA, CALIFOpj^, Friday, August 14, 1931.  Vol. 13, No. 194.  NPTBLIIZE  FLYING IGMBERS MENACEP ENTIRE LOWER BUSINESS SECTION OF THiJ CITY  Fire, which brolfe out in tl^e recently-built ' garagia of Mimi Miiratore, Fourth andfBelle streets, last night shortly "after eight o'clock, not only completely . destroyed this building and the s^ry-and-half housJ of P. De-dieorge adjoining.^ as well as his garage, but the^iyta|r embers from the exce^ngly hot flre^i menaced the entire business section of the city, below Fifth street. Fortunately the air was a trifle damp and the tinder-like buildings irom the recent hot , veather were dampened from the rains. Had it not ^been/for this fact' the »fire derailment would have had a serious situation to face. i j  Because of the, rapidity in which.the fire burned, the.caj of the origin . is junisolved.  Deputy Sheriff on Journey to Chicago  Riverside, Aug. 14—Deputy Slier-Iff É. L. Martin left Riverside last night for Chicago to return Arthur N. Trent, forgery and bad-check suspect, to Riverside to fàce thè chargea, '' The offler's trip follows receipt of word from Dlinois authorities that the state supreme court has ruled against extradition and that the prisoner can now be returned to Riverside. Mn Martin has made two previous trips to CWcago to return Trent.  eiTE CITY COMES  DIRECTORS ' PLEAD FOR LIBERAL -SUPPORT OF FANS ON FINAL FRACAS  With the final game of night-ball on the hoi^ grounds tonight as far as the American league is concerned, inembers of the board le lof <Unectors of the Corona club.  Muratore garage was new - and its ^stimated v^ue . is aroun^ "lOOO;. The DeGeorge home and all its '.contents were ( destroyed at loss probably . in excedí of 2,500. It is understood that- the properties were partially protected by. insurance. -V  Both ; of the; local fire tnicta answered the eálL Tlie' Oorona ^liartnient,- directed 'dilef Perle GI^ss, In his first flre ^o* his appbintment, TÚesdaV iised two streams of hose on the Are direct from the nuins. The county fire truck In chai^ge of Fred Baird. yáed its pumper from the 250-galloa tank of water it carries.  It is estimate that fully 2,000 people watched' the fire, most of whom , rushed to the scene in automobiles, handicapping: the firemen in their work and o^erwise leaking the situation more,° (^ig-erous. Corona oflaclals , were-Ktb-day conferring as to how to;,^^-ihate this hüman-hazard ánd^-ítis probable that arrests úay fpll^ at future fii^ , . V  are pleading for a libeM support on the r^rt 'of the fains of the city. Tliey believe that the boys who baye devoted their best endeavors tqward providing Corona With this popular night sport, should be shown a bit of apprecl-aUon by thetpubllc.i This far the support i^ven the team by the fans hM helped; very much to put thè Ûoro^ team at thé bot-torn of the leaguç. '-  Corona will meet San Bernardino tonight and a. god 'gamìe is assured. The Gate City aggregation has recently been strengthened and promises to make Còn^ plenty of trouble. Manager Rubidioux will. go Into the pitcher's box tonight, and the old pliable . "i^cker will be behind the plate on the receiving end of, his slants. All of the other positioqiis are due to be filled by regulars.  The "game vi^ll start at eight o'clock and all schoi children will be. adn^tted free to the south biéàchers. "Wie're going to see just what sort of a farewell our iloyal fans will bid to the team tonight,'' wt« the statement of one of the^re<^rs this morning.  Bìé Night Planned V at Hidden Canyon  SEEK SMM'FDIi  NIGHTBIIIL TE  MftS. RUTH IL BURGESS TELLS OF WOIO?^ ^OiNO (PRIPPI^ED CHILDRBaji ;' ,,  Most impressive meeting of the Corona Rotary club enjby^ today by Its members and guests, the program having been arranged by the club' committee Qn the work ainong crippled children, with George S.' Snldecor as'SfifUr; man. The most Iqapressive part of the program was the excep-r tionaily fine talk delivered by Mrs. kuth R. Burgess, member of the faculty of ^the Pomona publjiQ schools, ^b described her educational work aiaoag the crippled' and bedfast cihildren of thfit community. Hers wa» a marvelr ous revelation of how these youngsters carry on despite their handicap. !  As the perso^ guest of Frank B. Ware, president of the ,^clufr today was Ralph MiUer, a bright young p^^ of. Corona, who a year dr ^o «¿(^"fsutfered a seve^ attack of Infantile paralysis, from which he is slowly jecovertng. He was (^yen a hearty welconie. and the best wishes of tlie Rotajiatta who are deeply interested in.^ case. . » . ", ■  Mrs. Burgess« told of Lber work ,and of her piAMpaal exjwi^enci^ Ur teacUng thOi^ltfhjfMi jSuudlc^ ^djtfe^ oe  The real thing ih wild horses, not the synthetic variéty, is being rounded up for La Fiesta de Los Angeles, as a wild west part of the city's ISOtl» bfrthday crte-ptàtlon, -September 4'to 13. four-fo<7ted piece of action sholvn above Is a dyed-in-the-wool ^Id bronco from the Garrison plains, eighty miles west of Bakersfield. More than 100 of thèse imtamed desert horses will be ridden during the fiesta.  Evéiythlng is ,"aU set" at Hid-dài ctoyon camp of Corona com-ihuntty boys ■ tonight for the reception to the members of the Brotherhood of the First «^tagregsttipna). church, according -jj^éwtòn Johnson, ^'recreational director in charge of the camp affisi. The boys in camp thi»week furnish the program and It promises to be à "regular treat" for the churoh. As a natter of appreciation the churohmeh wIU supply the refreshmrats to make the night's party complete. All visitors are welcome to the camp tonight, according to the dlrwitor. "Fbe director and the boya have been busy this week putting the shutters on the windows of. tho  • I -  bulling and doing other work abòùt the camp. Rain, fog' and rolflt are reported' in the vicinity of the camp for the past two days also: Mr. Johnson, statei that two ir.ore weeks of the camping opportunity'for.. Corona^ community IjKiys remain,! the fined, wwk be-li(g ejivei^over to boya," of high school age.- ^ - '  Whisiley Labél^ in . ;Autò Camp Taken  , -r----- '  pnterio,-r-A coinplete atOiClE of hlgùy oinàte "genuine Bouitbon whisky*' Ifdwls and red celluloid capsides to' add, a d^pifiled disguise to ordinary corks; were t^ken, together vrith 380 bottles of beer and; seVecal' gallòna/of whiskey, in a raid on an auto camp i ^toitai:«^ here. City «oiaiit^ oiflini|i HM^ 'tm 'cache  oirVtCU^ 'm MA ^¿àé VtKfia  EFFORira UILL BE. JMAD^ TO-IMAKE lfiSS LEAGUE RACE INTERESTING  Riverside, Aug. 14.—While over in the National league' pf night-ball, contestants are cutting each other'sthrrtats in an effort to get winning combinations which make for winning teams, the eight members of the American lunar confederacy are preparing to stage a great charity event which should create a friendlier feeling among them as well as even up the fight for the championship.  At a recent meeting of managers geld at the Golden State theatre a motion was proposed to take up the matter of weak teams, and make an efiort to establish some system whereby those clubs experiencing financial trouble and a shortage of expert players might be aided by the more fortimate.  Secretary J. R.- Bowden has issued statements to every manager in the circuit , in the hope that he will offer a suggestion to help the weaker outfits. Although no word has come in as yet authoritlesi are hoping that something might be ^one before the season terminates.  Less than half of the eight members aren't complaining because of financial strain, but the others are feeling the effects of the small attendances ismd are chafing at the bit. Although there have been rumors of mutiny the confetence remains intact and promises to remain that way for the remainder of the season.  impng th'e suggestions for the coming season is the semi-professional idea, whiph favors the pay-mg of uniform salaries to all players from the league treasury.  ^riff Will Name vf hree New Deputies  RiveWide, Aug. 14—Three additional! full-time deputies, as provided by the recently adopted county, government act will be named toddy by Sheriff Carl Ray-burn. She^ff' Raybum last night stated that he had not decided upon the appointments. A larger staff, he said, will be necessary to maintain the organization when, the sheriff moves into new quarters in the court house addition. Additional deputies will also be named for the auditor, treasurer, assessor, and Justice R. A- Moore is expected to name his additional clerk. District Attorney Earl Red-wine, who was given an additional investigator whose duties will be confined to agricultural investigation, will probably delay appointment for- a time. He has' nearly 200 applications before him.  VESPER SERII  FAIEIIS TOim Of IflïïW  C  SimiT HT EICIT  RIVERSIDE EXPOSICIÓN DEFINITELY OUT AS Í^ÍBOOTIA-TIONS COMPI^ra»  Corona Residenr^In Serious Charge Plea  When an^gned yesterday before Justice D. G. Hows on the ftiony charge of forgery following a complaint in the court by F. B. MontU, Corona business mao. Harry 0. Hanmioad, local ^ VeildMit.'admitteH the cbargen and wma Uouad over to the' superior  're-  The Riverside fair w^s definitely erased from the picture so far as any state support is concerned yesterday whenthe completion of the merger^; ' with the Los Angeled county fair at Pomona was officially aimounced in Pomona yesterday by C. B. Affle-baugh, manager of the latter organization. The negotiations of the Riverside fair board, the 46th agricultural district at Riverside and the Los Angeles county fair, have occupied some time, but the details were finally completed and the papers signed.  The agreement provides also for the transfer to the Los Angeles county fair of the $26,000 appropriation to Riverside fl2,500 of this anaount coming to the local fair this year and the balance next year.  Jtlanager Afflebaugh also stated that the premium list this year will be considerably increased due to the added appropriation to provide for additional products.  Approval of the state department of finance sought for the transfer of the $25,000 appropriation, was obtained ^d the entire matter has been defimtely decided, It is Stated. ^  The sixth and forty-iBixth agri-c^tural districts vrill continue to act separately with the exception of the exhibition of products at the Los Angeles county fair, the R^v^rslde (organization maintaining its Identity for al plurposes except in fair exhibits. According to the agreement, the Riverdide fair grounds will revert to the city of Riverside.  J Oi^ Legal Màttere  ' Judge C. R. Crump of ^p'An-gelea la in Corona In conÌTere^e isHth Walter S. Clayson on leijal'  PORTRAY OF THE "FEAST OF  BELSHAZZAR" HIGHLIGHT  n OF THE PROGRAM  ' J  Hundreds of Coronans and out-of-the-city, visitors are due to attend what promises to be a most inspiring and impressive program at the Sunday afternoon vesper services In the city park. The "Wright California Players", now completing their tenth season, are being brought to Corona for this special event largely through the kindness of the First Congregational church, which will haiVe charge of the union church vesper services on this occasion.  Added to the interest of the late afternoon and evening ¡at the jpark, Stmday, will be the special concert arranged by the Corona municipal band to follow ^he program of the vesper services. Director E. A. Franklin has arranged an oiitetanding program for this occasion and has added as vocal sol^sts of the occasion, Mrs. E. E. K^atoer of Corona and Frank Newa^ of Norco.  The band concert promises j to be inspiring, for the musical organization has reached a high point of perfection at the present time. Among its members is a soloist of Mareh Field, other soloists of San Bernardino and Pomona supplementtag the excep-Uonai fine'work/Of thgjopj^.si0n-bere^ The program, lai^gely composed of classical numbers, will be interspersed with a few of the popular > melodies of the day.  "The vesper services will start at 4:46 o'clock, earlier than customary. Th^ band shell will be used as a stage and the settings and costumes of the players are said to be striking in their colorings. The religious drama is composed of three acts, including "The Idol Worshippers and the Burning Fiery Furnace"; "Feast of- Belshazzar—the Hand Writing on the Wall"; "The Lions' Den. The Triumph of Faith".  Elxtra seating space will be provided at the park for this affair which promises to break attendance records at the Corona playgrounds.  THIRTY-FOUR MILE TRIP IN  THE CORONA-NORCO AREA IS PL.\NNED  Gene Harrison, traveling passenger agent of the Santa Fe railway, in Corona this morning, conferred with F. J. Mueller and members of his chamber of com-meree committees, on the final arrongements for the. handling of a special train load of eastern farmers, who ^ will ,arrive in Corona early Saturday morning and will be. taken on a thirty-four mile ride around Corona and Norco, and then an additionaJ fourteen miles to Riverside, shortly before noon:  Sixty Corona automobiles will be used to transport the 250 men and women on this special train. Henry Jameson, in charge of the tour, states that all cars must be at the Santa Fe station at exactly eight o'clock, the time the tour is scheduled to start Corona and state motorcycle patrolmen will be used to clear the way for the motorcade in their visit through the community.  After the trip around Corona and the citrus groves, Norco will be visited and a stop will be made at The Norflonlan. The party will then come back thra to Corona and go to Riverside over Magnolia avenue. The trip will be in charge of the Corona chamber of commerce, with Rex  B. Clark of The Norconian and Santa Fe railway officials cooperating.  Probation Officer Ag[ain Reappointed  Riverside, Aug. 14—Harold But-terfield, chief investigator in the adult criminal department of Riverside County Probation Officer  C. W. Matthews' office, was yesterday reappointed to a two-year term in that office by Mr. Mathews. Mr. Butterfield, who has been the probation office for the past two years, was immediately sworn Into office by Gordon Pe-quegnat, deputy county clerk. During his two years as investigator In the probation office, Mr. Butterfield has handled scores of Important criminal cases referred to the probation office from superior court. The probation office function in superior cases—'the branch with w/hich Mr. Butter-field is more parUculariy connected—is to investigate cases when asked by convicted defend-sant. The office reports back to the court with a recommendation as to sentence, and whether pro-bat|ion^ ^should be given.  - ..v.t-  Believee It the Best  B. A. Franklin, director of the Corona band, state» that thé^^ccn-cert Sunday ni|^t at 7;lOi p'clock  at thi city park, will be the toest jg^uy,^^ California and their in that hie mtisM orgaiUMttcm hw Llualon in the atate eyatem serve» «overproduced; ,  THIRTY-FOUR FATALITIES I SINCE JANUARY FIRST IS COUNTY RECORD  Riverside, Aug. 14.—Calling on the public to demand a remedy for the continually mounting death rate in automobile accidents, Coroner Ben White, Riverside county, yesterday disclosed ' that thus far in thi.s county the death rate in 1931 is by nine per cent more than double the rate of last year.  If the present ratio of th^-crease in automobile deaths prevails, Coroner White said, it may be expected that fifty-four persons will die in Riverside county automobile ; accidents during 1931, whereas there were twenty-six deaths laid to traffic acci-dent.s during the previous year.  The present toll is thirty-four, for the first seven and aJS^ialf months.  Auto accidents, experts claim, are caused by fifteen per cent of : the drivers who are either "too dumb or too self-willed" to observe traffic laws and regulations.  To these. Coroner White asserts, might be added a class of motorists who «twiffi' a great hurry to get nowhere in particular, drive with criminal negligence just to show themselves off."  "How long shall the public • ' permit this small minority ^to; malm and kill'?" he askedj ^f it were an epidemic such 6"s,l: smallpox, the people would rise': : and quell it. Last May there was-' a rabies scare in Southern Call-1 fornia and every precaution was. taken. Yet mad automobile drivers disregard the sacredness of ; human life and the people do nothing."  Carelessness, Coroner White asserted, caused ninety-nine per; cent of automobile accidents. ,.  COUNÏÏ             1        1                  3        i    1     USE  MORE COMFORT .\ND SERVICE GIVEN TO UNFORTUNATE FOLKS IN COUNTY y  USE  C  UK IN SIITE II TODAY  RIVERSIDE DOMAIN RELEASE 128 MILES OF ROADS TO CALIFORNIA  Riverside, Aug. 14.—State maintenance of 125 miles of Riverside .county roads whose upkeep cost the county more than $50,000 last year, officially begins today! Work crews will. b^ established in charge of the various routes by FrMk A. Tetley, of Riverside, member of the commission, and E. Q. Sullivan, district engineer with headquarters In' San Bernardino.  Plans for the selection of nearly thirty workmen in the counties of Riverside, San Bernardino and Imperial, for labor on permanent maintenance crews, were announced by Mr. Tetley here yesterday. He also disclosed plans for locating a district maintenance station somewhere in Riverside county.  The roads of this county are among 722 miles of roadway being accepted to the state's secondary highway system thro^h-out the state today, through Edwards-Kline bill signed ^ree months ago by Gov. James Rolph! Jr. Most of the roads are (n  MORE COMFORT .\ND SERVICE GIVEN TO UNFORTUNATE FOLKS IN COUNTY y  Riverside, Aug. 14—This coun-, ty's new ambulance was delivered yesterday at noon and during thè afternoon made its first run to' transport an invalid from Glen Avon to the county hospital.  T^e ambulance was turned over to the county garage officials by the F. Clare Thomas Studebaker agency here after the mptoV had been given a thorough siervicing.-It was purchased last Monday by/ the board of supervisors for a' net cost of $3,215. >  With nearly 60,000 miles to Ita record, the old ambulance which had made approximately 1200 rush calls, was retired from service with advent of the new machine. ; The old ambulance brought $33iS on a trade-in deal. Robert Smith hi^s piloted the car on nibst of the trips and is to drive the new ambulance.  Built on a chassis of 154-inch wheelbase, the ambulance is expected to afford extreme comfort. Patients may be loaded from either the end or, Side. There are stationary chairs for the attend- ' ants.  One important safety feature 18 the use of non-shatterable glass throughout. The ambulance waa not specially built but is a standard model of '.tiie automobile , company.  Replacement of the old ambulance had become necessary be- i, cause of the increasing operation cost and the unsafe condition | when being driven at the high speed generally necessary on the. accident calls, according to Super-^ ; visor J. E. McGregor, chairman, of the supervisorial garage committee, who was largely responsible for obtaining the new equip- :, ment.  The ambulance is stationed at the county garage and subject.ta. call to any part of the county at^i any hour of the day or night.  ' Vislttaig Santa Barbara  Mr. and ^rs. Ralph W. St field, and son Clyde are (n Barbara today onà   

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