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   Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - November 26, 1934, Oakland, California                             Weather Oakland anil tonight and Tuesday moder ate temperature light change able winds Tcinneraliires 5fl Min 19 RAINFALL 81 hours rndinc at 7 a m flit to dale lfiK Normal 41i Last year SfjD United Vrttt VOL GENTS SUNDAY TEN GENTS OAKLAND CALIF MONDAY NOVEMBER 26 1934 E 30 PAGES NO 149 and Sabotage Attempts Sweep City as Company 1 Union Heads Talk Peace j Scores Hurt as Trolleys Ro 1 sunie Service 20 Passcn gers Hurt in 3Car Crsili Lamson Maid Who Seeks Divorce on Desertion Charge LOS ANGELES Nov Guerilla warfare of bricks rocks and gunfire was resumed today against operators of Los Angeles Railway Company streetcars and at the moment Mayor Frank L Shaw convened a conference of company representatives and union ttrike lenders At least one hot was fired The bullet crashed through a car win dow at Fortyseventh Street and Maple Avenue Other reports o police con cerned rock throwing Hie ercc tion of a barricade a battle in which a conductor was saved from violence liy intervention of pas senders and the escape of an other trolley which sped away from a hoardinggang RIVAL LEADERS MEET IN MAYORS OFFICE Meantime with the Mayor in his office were Sam Hasins president of the Los Angeles Railway Com pany P 5 Harris general mana ger 1 Stuart Nrary legal counsel and Richard Sachse vicepresident representing the employers Across the able sat ViccPresi ticnts P J OBrien H B Arm strong of the Amalgamated Associa tion of Streetcar and Electric Rail way Employees representing the union which called out 1800 mem bers early Saturday morning in a demand for higher waives improved working conditions and union recog nition The meeting was closed Mayor Shaw who against he advice of his physician had appeared al the City Hall despite an attack of influenza had favored an open hearing How ever he said ihclwo factions in the traction labor war had insisted on n closed meeting SAFETY OF PUBLIC t FIRST CONSIDERATION Mayor Shawisaid he intended to present no program his first object being to protect the safety of the public endangered in the reign of strike violence second purpose he said was an attempt to bring peace between the two factions or attempt to arrive at a basis for mediation While Mayor Frank I Shaw ap pealed to President Roosevelt to in fluence a quick settlement of the wage dispute police were investi gating a streetcar collision in which 20 passengers were injured It was the most serious strike incident to date The collision occurred in an out lying South Side district when the motorman apparentlyconfused by two stalled streetcars ahead of him failed to apply the brakes and his car crashed into one ahead Thirteen were detained at a hospital for treatment Mrs Catherine Klecher 75 who suffered a fractured pelvis was the most seriously injured The collision was attributed indi rectly to a gang of men who had hailed the two front streetcars and beat one crew Frequent other beat ings were reported Passengers were ignored but several told police they were advised you might as well quit riding the streetcars Union officials disclaimed rr for llir violence They declared all strikers had liccn in structed to refrain from all physi cal encounters with strike breakers Conflicting claims also came from both camps as to th efficacy of the strike XJnion leaders claimed 2200 of 2500 workers had joined in the walkout LI UK ED TO Stimulation oC Capital Goods Field Aimed At in United Slates Assumption of Risk Sliorler Work Week Favored By A F L Business Men Say Cosl Rise Would Ensue WASHINGTON Nov Government economists studying more reports of improving business oday sought further ways to stimu late capital goods industries such as those supplying factory chinery and equipment Assistance for these which have displayed g r e a t e i inertia than many the aim of a tentative proposal drawn in memorandum form for the con sideration of administration ad visers Specifically it suggests a Government agency be set up to in sure private loans for the modern ization of plants With the Government providing insurance against excess risk aris ing from the depression it was Three Sisters Identified as Traveling With Woman Believed Murdered Later Italy Defies Yugoslavs Austria Masses Troops Nations Seek Alliances New Discords Drive Europe to Seek War Help DIPLOMATS UPSET Body of Mother Found 105 Miles Awiy Beside That OfMan Also Build Victim CARLISLE Pa Nov 26 UR The mystery of three young girls found dead beneath a blanket in Calmer Heads Believe Will Be Held To Mere Words VIENNA Nov 26 Communists and Socialists asserted today thai Tension in Europe High As Fears oi War Spread By United Press The disturbed political condi tion of Europe with its threat to world peace was accentuated by j developments today Austria and Yugosl Extradition of Assas sins Is Refused on French Plea SECOND ATTACK Demand Upon League For Benes to With draw Upheld JUUMU uccni t t j j L i f T r IIHJ 1 11 ii Uaii Vi il the South Mountains appeared near motorized detachments of the Vienna aplrellcnsive ovcr rcortctl troop and Linz garrisons and some memj movements alnnjthe border al bers of Ihe armed Heimwehr orj tliongh Austria denied such ganization were on their way to the j movements solution today with circumstances pointing dramatically to a second tragedy 100 miles death of an unidentified woman near Al toona Pa The woman and a man were foundv killed by bullets at Spring Meadows 105 miles away detectives traced the origin of lie garments of the jfirls a bus driver was taken to Altoona to confirm his parti identification of a woman who was shot to death there last Sat urday He believed she was the Jugoslavian frontier A spokesman for the Ministry of Defense said Such reports are will ful lies invented by irrespon sible persons and intended only to intensify the already complicated European situation said manj concerns would be able companion of three children taken Mrs Dolores Roberts Sorensen former maid m llie David A Lamson liomc and her I Imonthsold son Peter Kent Soren sen who she said in a divorce suit today lias never been seen by his father Warren B Sorensen whom she married in August of last year He deserted her according lo her complaint on the day of the wedding and never came 7 ribiinc pholo IIDS I1K ICIOTE U1SON ores Roberts SorenscnAttorneys File Motion for Todays Tribune Upton Sinclair HOW GOT LICKED On Page 19 Subject Pcigf Amusemenls Theaters 12 Churches 4 Classified Ads27 Comics26 Cross Word Pii771c24 Culberlson Contract 24 Editorials30 Editorial Features21 Fiction2 Financial 20 Geralciine25 High Schools 6 Knave Marine17 Martha Lees Corner25 National Whirligig 19 PT A and Clubs 4 Radio 17 Society Womens Events 4 Sports 13 jfital Slalislics29 Who Wed Secretly Our Lamson Csise Sues nu Dismissal of Charge Prosecution Will Oppose KAN JOSE Nov Dolores SAN JOSE Nov In a sudden Tioberls Sorensen former maid In move to Jree David A Lamson for he David A Lamson home today i metStanford University press ex filed a divorce suit charging dcscrI cculivc facing a second trial on ion and failure to provide against I charges of murdering his wife Al Wavrcn Sorensen whom she lone defense attorneys loday filed ried secretly in Vallejo a year ago last August 11 her complaint in which she asks S73 a month for the support of herself and her 11monthsold son Peter Kent Sorcnsen she says that Sorensen deserted her on the day of the nnd has not a motion in the Superior Court socking dismissal of the charges The motion for dismissal recited that the decision of the Slate Su preme Court determined that the evidence introduced at the trial was as a matter of law insufficient returned lo her since Mrs Sor place to sustain a verdict of guilty or a Virriage took judgment thereon the day that Lamson was phced on trial for the alleged murder of his wife Allene The filing of her divorce suit comes while Lamson once sentenced to be hanged nnd iatcr saved by a Su preme Court reversal of the jury verdict is awaiting a decision by Santa Clara County authorities as to whether he shall be tried a sec ond time Next Friday his petition for release from the local County Tail on bail is to be heard by his trial judge R R Syer Sirs Sorensen who was then Dolores Tioberls had been work ins for the Lamsons as housemaid for some months before he body of Mrs Lamson was found in the batb till of Ihcir Stanford Campus home on Memorial Day of last year From that time on the young Rirl became a figure of mys tery with numerous speculations centermp about her as to what she would be ahlc fo tell al the trial concerning the home life of the Lamsons In the evening of August 21 she motored to Vailojo with Sorensen a school sweetheart lo whom she said she had been for sometime and the two were married by the Rev William L Gaston of the First Baptist Church Later she returned to the home of Dr Margaret Lam son where she had been living since the tragedy in the David Lamson home and helped take care of Lam j sons 2yearold daughter Allenc Genevieve I To the surprise many who were following the tiial closely she was not called as a witness by either side and remainec virtually se cluded throughout the trial On only one occasion clii pcak publicly concerning the Lamsons and then she gave out an interview in which she declared their home life had been apparent free from fric tion and that she had seen no evi dence of jealousy on the part o either Peter blueeyed anil redhaired like his father was borr Decem ber II At that time she revealed tiial she and Sorcnsen had been separated since the wedding but expressed the hope that they would soon become reconciled and that he would crime to visit his son According to todays d i v o r c charges however he expected visi was never made and failed to send her any monfcy fo her own support 01 that of thischild she said Rca and their asso intes also contend that no new or ddilional evidence is in possession of the prosecution or officers thai vill establish the guilt of the dc cndant A Lamson A voluminous brief signed by At orney F M Rea Edward McKen fic Walter H Linforth and Maurice Nankin was entered in support ot he motion Superior Judge R R Syer in whose court a Santa Clara County ury convicted Lamson of Ibe bath ub slaying of his wife last year set the date forhearing of the mo tion for Friday at 10 a m At that time also the hearing on he motion to admit Lamson to bail will he heard District Attorney Fred L Thomas has previously announced that he will oppose both defense moves Lamson was originally scheduler to be brought into court Friday a which time the question of setting oail and the matter of a second tria would be decided to embark on a program of mod ernizing plants which have de teriorated or gone out of date since 192D Supporters of the suggestion say its potentialities for reemploy ment of labor compare with those of the housing drive now under way PRIVATE BANK LOANS SOUGHT FOR INDUSTRY It is similar to he housing pro gram in that ins id of lending ils own money the Government would seek to stimulate the flow of credit from private banks into moderniza tion work The Roosevelt administration which now has out standing in New Deal loans to a wide variety of borrowers ranging from banks and businesses to farm ers and home owners has expressed the hope private enterprise will take over some of theburden The President has said Government lending will taper off when private agencies issume the task Officials who arc hpping for a substantial businessiipickiip noted a eport of the Federal Reserve oard which announced yesterday ndustrial production and factory mploymeht increased in October his was welcome news even lough the increase was attributed i the end of the great textile strike While eyeing business trends of cials also were busy preparing for ic shorterworkweek debates ex ecied when Congress convenes in anuary AI NRA supervisors of erne 400 manufacturing codes were rafting recommendations for a niform 40hour maximum Industrialactivity increased from 1 per cent Jf the 102H1925 average n September lo 73 per ccnl in October Steel mill activity was per cent of capacity as against 3 in September but lumber and utomobiles decline nnoiiR WEEK WOULD BOOST PRJCES CLAIM They are regarded as an attempt o meet the American Federation of Labor drive for legislation to set the maximum at 30 hours a ivtek The union loaders say this s needed iu put millions back to work and thus speed recovery At NRA many officials apparently believe a 30hour week would push prices so high that it would seri nisly diminish consumption High officials of th recovery agency lolo that instead of blanket and drastic cuts in the work week em phasis should be placed on more production as a means of creating obs Cutters Seek Plane Near Sam Clemente Validity of Foreign Divorces Ruled Down SACRAMENTO Nov 26 Divorces granted in Mexico anc other foreign countries to persons who are not actually residents arc invalid as far as California courtf are concerned the Third Dislric Court of Appeal held today A decree of divorce rendered by any jurisdiction in which neithei of the parties have domicile is no entitled to full faith and credit anc will not be recognized and enforcec in California Justice John F Puller staled in his opinion A bona fide residence is essen tial to jurisdiction and a valid de crce of divorce can not be founder upon n simulated domicile nor a residence undertaken for the pur pose of securing such a decree The decision was made in the ap peal of Royal Simmernl Ryder from n divorce decree granted in Men dacino County to his former wife Sarah Frances Ryder Ryder claimed that his wife divorce decree including a main tenance award was invalid inas much as he previously had been divorced in Juarez Mexico and ha remarried in Los Angeles The court denied his appeal at firming the Mendocino Supcrio Court decree and holding the Mexi candivorce to be invalid in Cali fornia by him into Pennsylvania from New York five days ago The chief lines of investigation from Carlisle toward New York City and possibly from there to New England GIRLS COMPANION FOUND DEAD LATER Paul W White the bus driver identified the photograph of the woman who apparently was the victim of a murdersuicide pact as a passenger who rode with three children resembling the Kirls found dead Saturday from New York into Harrislmrg on Wednesday November 21 Their tickets he said called for transportation to Pittsburgh A second bus driver remembered carrying the four passengers along on their journey to Pittsburgh and said he believed they left his bus near AUoona Labels on the chil drens coals were traced lo New City Another report ot the possible wanderings ofthe family was re ceived from Washington where it was said a woman and three chil dren purchased steamship passage to New York on the Eastern Steamship Lines This report said however that I he passage was purchased Wednesday afternoon which would be in conflict with Whites story CAUSE OF DEATHS OF GIRLS MYSTERY Another possible clue was that the children lived with their mother and stepfather in Jamaica Long Island a year ago Police al New York City checked that possibility An official report of the lexi cologists who searched for traces of poison or evidences of violence disclosed that there was no indica tion of carbon monoxide or any other poisoning and that none of the children had been attacked The three coats worn the chil dren two of green clolh and one of blue and all edged along the collar with brown fur were traced by their NRA labels which bore the letters ZWA to H and J Block New York garment manufacturers and from other numbers an attempl was being made to trace them to customers DRIVER BELIEVES GIRLS TO BE HITCH HIKERS Nations Scurry for Allies Protection CopyviKhl 1934 hv the Associalcd Press LONDON Nov atmos phere of warlike excitement pre vailed in Europe at the beginning of a new week as nation after na tion joined in the cry Whos your ally In the last few days new shouts of discord have echoed across the borders of European nations Like children seeking shelter from an approaching storm countries big and small were hunting newse curity under the skirts of alliances with powerful neighbors or dis tantly stralegic countries WARFARE MAY BE LIMITED TO WORDS Even the United States figured in this new phase of world politics when the question of a new Anglo American understanding was re ported to have been under contem plation to offset Japans insistent demands at Ihe London Naval Con versations for parity in armaments Calm counsels in Ihe principal European capitals continued to be live warfare would b limilcd to words and that the old world would escape as it has already narrowly escaped several times this year a repetition of the cataclysm of 1014 The most alarming rumor of the weekend was contained in reports from Maribor Yugoslavia that the authorities of that nation had can celled all mililry leave at the northern garrison adjacen lo both Hungary and Austria Out of a welter of accusations plots and counterplots new friend ships and alliances were cutting across old allegiances threatening such established relationships as the Little Entente which has been the political backbone of Middle Eu rope since the World War FRANCE OBTAINS RUSSIAN ALLIANCE The most sensational development of this naturewas the revelation of Leon Archimbaud Frances reporter ot the budget that his country has virtually obtained a new and po tentially powerful ally in Soviet Russia on whom France can depend in case of necessity to harass Ger manys eastern frontiers as she did in the World War Moscow has not confirmed the alliance In fact the Soviet press almost completely ignored the mat ter and in tradition ot the Moscow government preferred to stress the problems of other nations The question as lo whether Brit ain will throw the weight of her Italy refused request of France for extradition of two men held as siispccleil leaders of the Yujfo slavian terrorist band responsible for tile Marseilles assassinations Previously Italy had come to the support of Hungary in her de mand for an immediate League hearingon Yugoslav charges that Hungary harbored the terrorists Unrest was reported in the Saar where the approaching plebiscite will decide lite acute issue between Germany and France xer possession of lie re gion Sir lohn Simon told the Brit ish House of Commons he was not inclined o believe that a military a gr e c in e n t existed between France and Russia At Ihe same time the Turkish foreign minister arrived in Paris presumably to negotiate a FrancoTurkish mili tary and political agreement The Rumanian foreign minister arrived to discuss the general sit uation and Adolf Hitlers envoy was expected shortly to sec if a better understanding between France and Germany could be reached The virtual deadlock lu the London naval conversations con tinued Britain and tlic United States were understood to be con sidering a mutual agreement if Japan refuses to come to terms BROKER DIES Veteran Developer of Easl IKIV Hill Home Tracts Succumbs to Illness LOS ANGELES Nov Approaching Sam Clemente Island miles off the Southern California coast in search of an airplane which vanished with three men over the weekend the Coast Guard cutters radioed their base this morning that no trace of the missing ship had been found in the waters traversed There remained the more likely possibility that the plane had been forced to remain on the island through some mishap on the impro vised landing field there Victor Pobert 26 Hollywood owner and pilot of the plane look off yesterday with Vernon Morse 29 and Sparks Earnetle expecling lo make a brief trip to the island Woman Near Death In Suicide Attempt While her nurse stepped out of the room Mrs Edna Remick 62 of 5082 Fairfax Avenue got out of bed ran into the bathroom and slashed both wrists with a razor in a suicide attempt She is in a critical condition al the Alameda County Emergency Hospital Mrs Remick according fo her husband Ned has been ill and despondent for some time Boy 9 Is Killed ByUnloaded Rifle RED BLUFF Nov bullet from hisfathers rifle with which he was playing to day killed Emmelt Wayne McAllis ter 9 of Flournoy His parents Mr and Mrs D F McAllister were ab sent and their three children were at home alone The Sherman found his brother bleqdmg to death aiterthe shot Detectives also were checking the origin of the three pairs of shoes one an auburn square crape spud the other pumps No labels were found on Ihe chil drens underwear Meanwhile B A Cook of Camp Hill said he saw three girls similar in apeparance to the mystery trio on the Market Street Bridge Har risburg on Thursday afternoon They were trying to hitch hike and the oldest yelled lo me Car lisle Cook could not make a positive identification Cutter Seeks Plane Lost With 3 Aboard LOS ANGELES Nov A coast guard cutter put out for San Clemente Island in search of an airplane and its three occupants who have been unrepnrted since early yesterday Members of their families re quested the search after Victor Pro bert Vernon Morse and Sparks Barnett failed lo return home from a hunting trip to the island 50 miles off the Southern California coast They had promised 1o re turn yesterday noon authorities were told Probert was pilot Sheriffs deputies were sent out In search the coastline on Ihe pos sibility the plane crashed L A City Official Indicted for Bribery LOS ANGELES Nov Mosier Meyer city superintendent of streets nnd maintenance was In dicted on 20 bribery counts today by the county GrandJury in an in vestigation of alleged graft in paving city and county thoroughfares Meyer was in court when the true bill was returned before Judge Fletcher Brown He surrendered arraigned find released on 2500 ball support to the United States m the present tripower naval negotiations with Japan or revive the old AngloJapanese alliance was eag erly discussed in the Soviet press In London such a revival was de clared out of the range of possi bility by the most authoritative quarters The general political atmosphere on the continent may be cleared somewhat by a decisive victory for Germany in the Sa plebiscite in the Saar out ot the way there remains the Middle Eu ropean powder magazine Poland s threatened lineup with Germany Saar Rioting Report Denied by Germany BERLIN Nov 26 if Police headquarters at Saarbrucckcn em phatically denied today all reports of rioting in the Saar Territory when calls from nearly all foreign corre spondents in Germany kept the lines busy to find out about a sup Wickham Havens wellknown real estate man and one of the original developers of the City of Piedmont and of Oaklands new residential d i s t r i els died last night at his home in Moraga He s u c cumbed to a heart at tack after months illness Havens was years old and the son of the laic Frank C Have ns one time wealthy real estate de vel oper traction magnate and patron WICKIIAM HAVENS nf arts who was one of the founders of the City of Piedmont HAD BEEN REALTY DEALER MANY YEARS With his father Havens had been intimately associated with real cs tale development in tlic Eastbay during the last 10 years A major portion of the newly developed homesitos particularly in the East bay foothills passed through his hands Many of the hundreds of acres that he converted into residential silos had been reclaimed from hill side barrcncss by his falhcr who undcrlook Ihe huge forestralion project which crowned most of the hills in eucalyptus Another brother the late Harold Havens did for Berkeley hills what Wickham Havens was achieving in Oakland At one time the develop ment projects undertaken by mem bers of the family extended from Richmond almost to San Lcandro along the hills By ANDRUE BERDING Associated Press Foreign Staff Copyiisht 1M4 by the Associated Press ROME Nov 26 Italy today openly defied Yugoslavias attempt to invcstigale the plot that resulted in the assassination of King Alex a n d e r at M arseille last month by refusing F r a n c es demand lor the extra dition of two alleged principals The court of appeals at Turin r u r e d a ga i n si Frances re quest f o T Dr Ante Pav eli ch alleged ter rorist lead er and his DR ANTE PAVKL1TCH supposed assistant Egon Kvaternik Both have been under arrest in Italy since shortly after the murder of Alexander and Louis Barlhou the lats foreign minister of France SECOND BLOW AT FRANCE BY ITALY A curt three line communique is sued this afternoon announced that Ihe court of appeals had decided Ihe extradition must not be con ceded to France This is the sec ond blow Italy has delivered to Yugoslavia in two days On Saturday she demanded flallj Ihe League of Nations Council im mediately hear Yugoslavias gravt chargesthe Marseille assassinations were plotted in Hungary and an Italian spokesman said Italy and Hungary will be joined by Austria in presenting a united front at Geneva when Yugoslavia charge is heard France acting on the urgent sug gestion of Yugoslavia demanded tht extradition of Pavelich on fht grounds that several alleged accom plices arrested in France named him as their leader He was acknowledged head of the Uslachi a Croatian organization aimed at liberating Croatia from Yugoslav control NEGATIVE REPLY WAS ANTICIPATED That Frances demand would be met with a negative reply was a foregone conclusion in view of the fact that France had denied 42 Italian requests for the extradition of political exiles in recent years However diplomatic sources said that the Italian decision coming at this delicate moment would further complicate the situatic and embitter the HaloYugoslav rela tions still more Reports from Vienna are to the effect the government of Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg strongly supports Hungary and Italy in demanding an immediate hearing of the Yugoslav accusations These three nations will request an ivestigation by the league of the entire question of po litical exiles Negotiations for an ItalyFrench rapprochement will not be halted by the iecent situation the spokesman said He pointed out that France did not present a note at Geneva to accompany the one submitted by Yugoslavia as did Czechoslovakia and Rumania A spokesman characterized the Belgrade action as a deliberate at tempt lo introduce a wedge into HaloFrench negotiations Premier Mussolinis attitude to ward Ihe Yugoslav move at Geneva posed clash Official Berlin circles MOVING SPIRIT IN expressed the belief here the report BOARD REORGANIZATION expressed was being spread maliciously Crash of Car Fire Truck Perils Seven Fire Engine No 10 and an auto driven by MrsH M Roelsc 140 Waldo Avenue Piedmonl collided early today at Grand Avenue and Elwood Street endangering seven lives The engine manned by Captain Tony Kosta Engineer Andy Hanson and Firemen Tony Perry Victor Pavliger and H W Johnson was struck in the rear by the auto The engine was returning lo ils firehotisc after answering an alarm at V24 WarficJd Avenue where an oil burner had started a small blaze Neither the Jiiemen Mrs Roelse nor her small daughter Margaiel injuied In the Both 1 machines were slightly damaged changed overnight it was revealed today Until Friday he wanted to play it down in order the political atmosphere ot Furope not be dif turbed Wickham Havens was one of the moving spirits in the reorganization ot the Oakland Real Estate Board in inifi With Walter Leimert F Bruce Maiden Willard White F F Porter nnd the late George Austin the board whicr iiad dissolved was brought into existence again Havens served as president in 1018 and 1910 At the time of his death he was actively affiliated with Maiden Porter Charles H J Truman Nor man Ogilvie vind Harold C Austin in establishing a property owners division ol the real estate board The purpose of the division was to solve if possibleHietaxation prob lem of individual properly owners Heis survived by his widow and two children Jn addition to his mother Mrs Frank C Havens of Piedmont A son Walker Havens affiliated with the iritninfi industry Continued Page 2 Col 5 first Installment By JEAN HARLOW SPEAKING FOR MYSELF Beginning a series of article on her as focinltons tragedies and athome m school at the studios and as one of the most active members of the Hollywood scieen told by the slar to Leicester Wagner Tuin lo the magazine page of todays   

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