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   Long Beach Independent (Newspaper) - December 19, 1938, Long Beach, California                               Gift Values Every page is full of splendid gift specials. Values that you will find will save you many dollars on your gift Check every ad for dependable gifts from dependable advertisers. That's the only kind you'll find in the Independent LONG BEACH IKDEPEKDEHT Vol. No. -An Interpretive Newspaper Long Beach, California, Monday, December 19, 1938 241 E. First Street 712-74 OIL DEAL INVOLVES CARREY AS SHUT-OUT BIDS ASKED Relief Food Stores to Be Opened in County Soon County Business Administrator Wayno B. Allen In cooperation with relief officials was busy lato lust week with plans for opening relief food depots where the indigent on county aid, with recent cuts, lolnl- tng 7 per cent restored, will obtain food supplies. The board of supervisors nt a stormy session last week volctl not only lo restore the cuts but to go back to the "food depots" plan. In- stead of receiving cash (or food, re- roliefera will be pnld scrip redeem- able at the fond stores, They will exchange the scrip for "Htuples." A cnah allotment will be paid beyoml this For perishables, At the outset It wna planned to open four such depots within lha county. Later more may be estab- lished, depending on how Ihe plH.il works. The food deixiU will be manned by employes litken from relief rolls. Allen and his nicies were unde- termined whether to stock fresh 1 mcftts nnd vegetables in the stores. Allen stated that relief experts liopo to guide puLrons of the food stores to "better dietary habits with resulting decretive of malnutrition 'among indigent children." Spy Cases Turn Light On Bund Chief's Citizenship RovocaLion of ci'.inensliip nnd de- portation of the west coast leader of llie German-Am crlcnn bund and espionage disclosures the Sovlrst and Japanese governments appeared immlitcnt luLu lost week. The Soviet spy cti.se 115311 tiled new when three high con- sular nnd diplomatic agents of the Russian government flew from the east coast to interview two sus- pected spies held in the Los An- go lea County jnil. Thu men were suspected of pass- ing on lo Soviet ngcnta information Gathered by tho U. S, Naval In- telligence about Japanese military and naval forces. Technical misinterpretation In tile of the bund leader Max Sehwlnii. may Rive officials the excuse for cancelling his ciluennliip and deporting him. In his mUuraliv.fUimi application, Suhwinn affirmed Hint he came to Los Angeles In 1D26, whereas he cunie here almost a year Inter than that. It was disclosed Hint recently Independent Ad Swings Realty Deal One run o( nn ud in the clas- sified Mitction of the Independent ennlilMl It, S. Hall, 215 East First wtrect, to sell a resi- de lite, wid he had -12 more pros- pective customers than ho hud to sell. Hull Inserted (he ad for three Millions but lit) cancelled subse- quent runnings utter I he fine re- the initial Insertion brought. Hull wits iistonnded at the iMMver tie nwtiHt rated by the pnper. A SS850 rent estate deal Is not an easy thing to swing. But the Independent theni. Every Ml it 11 It customers to those with the acumen to line tliis flue medium. Breakers Hotel Will House Music Convention Deputy District Attorney Seizes Oil Sale Records This is the third of tt aeries of articles relating lo the harbor Hit nut tun. hud telegraphed for per- mission lo appear before tlie Dies congressional committee investigat- ing un-Anici'lcanisms but the com- mllteo did not acknowledge his wire. The Soviet spy suspects are Hnfis Salich, Russian-American, formerly I nit ached lo tile U, S, Naval Intelli- genre Division, nnd Mikhail Gorin. manager of Inlonrisl, Inc., Soviet agency. Scarcely hnd Uiey been arrested Ihiui Mikhail Ivanovlch Iviuiushkin, Soviet vice-consul at New York; ,J. Mieluiel, attorney and interpreter, ami T. V. Vnranov, official of Am- Ini'K, Russian commercial agency in Ihe United States, flew here on as- signment from Konslatitin Oiiman- sky, Hdssiiin Miarge d'affairs in of the first convention groups lo make their headquarters at the Breakers hotel when it reopens un- der the ownership of the Hilton a.fler the first of the year, By KAY MILLER As Harbor Commissioners were rushing plans to speed oil drilling and reassuring the citizens that the city's interest would be fully protected, the Inde- pendent learned of sensational developments which further emphasize the strange history of harbor oil. Bids are being prepared at the present time which on information secured by this newspaper would bar independent operators from bidding and might even restrict the bidding to a single corporation, the Gen- eral Petroleum Company. If the proposed ban on storage tanks is contained in the bidding proposals it would place the General Petroleum Corporation in a most advantageous position as this firm holds a comprehensive pipe line franchise and bidding com- panies would have to use such facilities. Because of the fact that only four bids are being asked tins would prevent any of the independent drillers from bidding as none have the facilities ade- quate for such large scale operations. Christmas Presents Problems to Police Pollcu Chief Joe MoClcllnnd's men don't Imvu lo Santa Clans to know lliat ClirlsLiiKis linn come lo Long Bench. The Yulctlde spir- it wuiuU Us way inlo the police stit- tlon In n far different wny llitui it Into the life of the avernge tieach resident, Deleclivc Caplnin W. H. Lenta, for ejtmniilu, ean tclt ChrlaLmiia is IUTB merely noting- r.he number of cases he and Ms men find at louul stores. He estimates thai mnre of this thievery goea on during December thuji In the enliro 11-motith period nrccoding. MerclmnU wtack their wares In upon couriers with- in ouay of everyone to fnr- Mliinulnto biwlness. Growls thu H tores ntid further the light-handed who are willing to lake the ehanet) of spending Christ- mas day in jail. Overdrawn banking1 accounts rise slmrply this time of thc year. The police are told by 90 per cent ot those- who make overdrafts that they are sorry nnd will make up their deficiency at once. Reason given the police for their act "sim- ply bad arithmetic." What they no doubt really mean is that the Christina.! bug bit them harder than they anticipated it and their bank accounts weren't large enough lo serve aa a proper antidote. Drawing; cheeks without sufficient funds, however, is the same crima in December that it Is any other time of the year. conference here April 2. Officials predict that 1500 music educators and pupils from the Philippine Islands, Hawaii, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California will come to Long He.ich for the con- ference. For four days they will enjoy a series of programs nnd entertain- ments ut Municipal auditorium. Directing chairman far the conven- tion is Edith M. Hitchcock, head of llie Junior College department of music, A select group of high school and junior college pupils from California and other western stales will present a concert us one of tlie features, Fred Olilen- durf of Long Bench will have 1-hargc of rehearsals for this af- fair. Dr. Kenneth OberholUcr, super- inle.nde.ia of schools In Long Reach, and Mrs. Gertrude Fisher, music supervisor, will serve on the ex- ecutive Judge Sentences Wife- Beater to Prison "It is too bad that you could noL hove shown as much consider- ation for the woman who brought your baby into the world." With these words Superior Judse Walter Desmond last week sen- tenced to not more than ten years in prison n man who snid he hatl gone lo his estranged wife's home to sou their baby ami then flown into a rtige and beaten the wife. The wife-healing husband was James Volpc, bartender, Consulting Geologist A. A. Carrey, severed his connection with the'Harbor Board, when the com- missioners cancelled his contract Although this mat- ter was taken up by the board on Friday and a rep- resentative of the Press Telegram was present, the daily press did not print the news although in pos- session of the facts and although the matter has been the object of an investigation by Deputy District At- torney William Brnyton's office. Gravely perturbed over tlie Carrey matter were thc members of the Commission and every effort was made to keep the matter from the public. Known facts in the sensational disclosure were these: Oil was purchased from the City by the Wilshire Oil Company at quoted market The Wilshire Oil Company entered into a secret brokerage arrange- ment with a man known only as Macintosh, asserted to be a Bellfiower banker. Macintosh in turn paid over a commission of two thirds of two cents bonus on each barrel of oil, to an organization named as the Nedal Oil Company. Owners of the Nedal Oil Company are A. A. Car- rey and a gentleman known as Kenyon who is as- serted to be a former leasing agent'of the General Petroleum Corporation. Deputy District Attorney Brayton seized the records of the firm and in sub- sequent investigations discovered that approximately had accumulated to the credit of Carrey and Kenyon. Tn addition, Carrey stated in an application for an F. H. A. loan that ho expected to realize the sum of from his investment in the Nedal Oil (Continued on Page 4> A Christmas: Comes on Jan. 27tli. Our big; (fislribtition of over in sifts is set for l-Yidny, Jan. 27lh. Suve the coupons you gol from tiie merchants lUtod on pages 11 and 15 with tlio prizes and details.   

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