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   San Mateo Times (Newspaper) - January 11, 1936, San Mateo, California                             P. BRIEFLY :TOLD: STKIKB KNUQI1 JACKSON, Jan. (LPJ A 15-monlh strike of employes at the Argonaut gold mine ended today when more than 100 men relumed to work. A meeting1 of the Jackson miners union No. 48 resulted in a two to one vote in favor of ending the strike. The owners of the mine did not, recognise the union, but agreed to other concessions. XAVV MEET DELAY LONDON, Jan. 11. meeting of. the naval limitation conference, sot for Monday, was postponed today, until Tuesday nt the request of the Japanese dele- gation. Japan must decide whether to insist on discussion, of its de- mand for equality with the United States and Great Britain before other topics are considered. JACK WAItNKIt MAHK1JH) AR.MONK, N. J., Jan. L. Warner, vice president of Warner llrolhers pictures, anil Ann Page Alvarado wcro married In the-home of Justice of the Peace Julius Rfiven-aiid re- turned to New York. Mrs. Warner is the former wife of.Don Alva- rado, movie actor. War n cr di- vorced Irma S. Warncr'a year ago. PICKET SLAYERS GUILTY TACOMA, Wash., Jftn. Peter former head of the Northwest. Brewery company, and three" other defendants, nc- I cused of the fatal shooting of Will- iam Usalalo, .teamsters' union picket during labor trouble at lae co fn pa ny's Tac oni a brew ery last May 23, were found guilty of man- slaughter today. TAX FARMING INVALID SAN FRANCISCO, Jnu. General U. S. Webb today handed down an opinion that the inolor vehicle fuel tax act, passed by the 193G legislature, anJ permitting the "farming'out1' of the collection of delinquent gasoline taxes, was unconstitutional. noun DOG AimusTEi) CLEVELAND, Jan..11.- rod-riding hobo dog was -taken from a freight train and placed in the'cuslody of the Society for Pre- vention of Cruelty to Animals to- day. The -vagrant, a big police dog, was found seated on the roils under a boxcar. MUS. MKTCAI.F UKAI> OAKLAND, -Tan. 11. (IP) today mourned the- death of Mrs. Kniily Corinnc Me teal L, wife .of .Victor Jl. Me lea If, secre- of the navy under Theodore Roosevelt. She died late yesterday at her home here after an iHnc-33 of Ecveral years. PHILLIPS COM ING HOME Jan. Undersecretary of Slate William member of iho American delegation to the I-ondon navalcoii- fercnce will return to the United Hlritps aboard the Miicr Manhattan, departing from- England January the state department announced EDITOR SLAYRJt CONVICTEU 1 STOCKTON, Jan. 11. (LPJ Convicted by a jury in ten minutej, Fermin Onelos, -lit, newspaper clr culation manager, today faccc death on the gallows for the slay- ing of Uj N. Amos, publisher. Gae- los and Amos had quarreled about the policy of a Filipino weekly re- garding Philippines independence S.MALLl'OX AT UATAMJSKA Alaska; Jan. outbreak of smallpox today threatened the Matanuska .valley agricultural colony, to which tne government transported depression victims from Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota, FOOTBALLS Footballing game of sea- son arc footballs i.s still in. I Lhinking that a football arc just like human person. Somebody taking hold on us and start inflating so they "can using us. Then TVC getting kick around litta bit. It nil depending what kind, of persona are using. If he arc clever fellows we shall be carry to the goal and mak- ing bit hit. If they not clev- er then the opposite persons catching; hold of us. And if we keeping full of bounce and smooth face then those enemy are very happy to putting us over for big hit.. But no mat- tter whnt happen, we got no- thing to Fay about what di- rection we going or how fast. It depending upon the bunch we are in. Then when game are over, all body going home and! forgetting us.. Useful- ness have transpire. Goodness me but it were pretty impor- tant what are happening to us when those game was re- volving. Oh yes we all foot- balls alright. Thank you please. S. F. Weather. SAN MATEO COUNTY Partly, cloudy to- night and Sunday followed by rain Sunday; cooler tonight; moder- ate fresh west wind. PUBLISHED DELVOTED TO T.HE INTEREST OFFICIAL SAN.MATED OOTTNTY PAPER AND DAILY NEWS LEADER OF SAN MATEO CjOlUNTYTj FULL LEASED UNITED PRESS WIRE held In the THE TIMES San Matco County Press Association California Newspaper Publishers' Association. California Press Association United Press Association (Only dlrrct Irntfd nlit on Ihr E'rnlninln) Xecri In cErcnl.itloTi. Xan In ot Anllj, VOL, 25. No. Hi YEAH SAN JCATKO, SATUKUAV, JANUARY 11, 1936 TEN PAGIiS TEH COl'Y 1'Eft MONTH Traffic Patrol Row 10UNTY DIVIDED OVER MRS. BIBER CHARGES Storm of Protest Breaks Over Proposed Removal Times Redwood City Bureau KKinVOOJ) Jan. county .grand jury's dc- iflnd for the removal of Mrs. Til Ion Hilipr of Malco us suiier- itondcnt oE flic social welfare department for her asserted Irvclc C sympathy lo the needy, divided tlic comity into two to- A storm over the oust-' demand broke here. On the thcr hnnd, members of tho grnnil nry committee which investigated Irs. Rtber'a office, 'claimed they ad received scores of commcnda-1 Eons on. their action. Lauds Kconomy Dr. Charles C. di- and Mrs. Biber's superior and Executive Walter T, produced letters from at> cast five county residents, sup- porting Biber. Commending tho superintendent or her 'economy, "W. Hall Bennett of G28 .Woodstock road, Hillsbor- ough, wrote Kellogg stating it was 'about time some of our other of- 'icers practiced a'little economy." The letter said his wife was for- merly', engaged in social service s'prlc, and is acquainted with Airs, 3Jberfs conduct of the-office. Councilman Merritt H. Hosmer of San in a letter to-Dr. jails, declared that Mrs. Biber's bb.is thankless, misufi- ierstood. and misrepresented task n the county." .Commend Superintendent Other letters svere received from R. P. Scliwerin Taken by Dead P, Kchewcrin, 77, Hillsbor- and former presi- dent of the Pacific Steamship company, died at -noon today in Stanford' university' hospital, Snn Francisco. He had been in ill health with a.heart ailnient for Ihe past year and entered the hospital December 0. A graduate of Annapolis and former officer on tha old frigate Constitution, Schu'erin had a col- orful career. He sailed the SEVPII seas in the days before 8 team ships and1 visited the Arctic regions. The financier was a .native of New Mrs. H, -A. Luther, Rose Kinnell, 724 San Mateo, an'd Herbert A. Robin- son, former personnel and officer manager for the California Works administration, all commending the superintendent. Other developments in the row, which may come to a head-when Lha board of supervisors receives Lhe grand jury's formal recommen- dation Monday morning, were: 1; A report emanating in the courthouse said that Grand Juror Frank G. Williamson of Pcscadcro threatened resign as a result of hta colleagues' recommendation. Williamson, asked about the re- port by telephone, told a Times representative that he dill not in- tend to resign, but that he was sonally opposed to" Mrs. Biber's re- oval. Separation Illegal 2. Dr. Gans said he had talked with the district attorney's office about the jury recommenda- tiion for separation of the old ago security administration from the other social welfare work, and had been informed that it was not pos- sible under the charter. 3. District Attorney1Gilbert D. Fcrrcll denied that he had been approached for an opinion, and de- clined comment except to say that the proposed, separation has its ''legal and economical phases." 4. Andrew.Bahnsen, former min- ister ,of Si, John's- church, San Bruno, head of the former San Bruno Community chest, and who also worked under G, Mc- Alqncy in the Burlingame SERA office, was reported as a candidate for the social welfare position in the event of a vacancy, although Dr. Gans said he had not received Bahnscn's application. Names of Mrs. Alfcc Van Bergen, Burlin- game Chamber of Commence sec- retary, and Capt. McAloney him- self have been mentioned as a pos- sible choice. Argument Disclosed One grand jurror disclosed that a bitter argument over adoption Here Years He had resided in San Mateo for Mf> years and taken an active part in civic affairs. Two years ago he led the fight for reduction of coun- the Tax Reduc- was one of the organizers the Citizens' Ray- shore Highway Safety league sev- eral years ago. In his early California days he was associated in business with received irom Bolmont; Mrs. and J? Third avenue, tlwl H, of the h argu ealth committee's recom- mendation ensued before final ac- tion was taken at last Tuesday (Continued on page Three) Collis P. Huntington, railroad king, and with ITarrlman in the old Pa- cific Moil Steamship company. His later business ventures have in- cluded the Associated Oil company, the. Federal Telegraph company, and Kolster radio. At tlie time of his death he. was president of the Western Wool Manufacturing corn- pony. Rites on Tuesday Surviving members of the family are Mrs. Schcwerin, the widow, a son, H. C. Schwcrin, who has been associated with him in Ihe West- ern Wool Manufacturing company, and a da ujrhtor, M A rabell n wife- of William F. telb, re- siding at 118 Baywood avenue. .Funeral services, to he conducted at the Schewerln residence, 39 Bay- wood avenue, Tuesday -morning, will be private. Waggoner Divorce Decree Annulled REDWOOD CITY, Jan. interlocutory decree of divorce granted Mrs. Norman Waggon- er, 614 Crescent avenue, San Ma- tco, last October 7, was set aside here today by Superior Judge Maxwell McNuft. The Waggoners have reconciled and are now prepanrc; to leavt within' a few weeks on a honeymoon in Europe." Waggoner 13 president of a San Francisco food products firm. Mystery in Disappearance Of Dairy Man jiir Found Abandoned on Bay Bridge SUICIDE FENARED Two Counties Join Search for O'Reilly Two counties today were in- vestigating, the ni y e r i o u s disappearance of William O'Reiliy, 36, veteran employe of the.Millbrae dairy, whosi; abandoned roadster was found on the easterly approach of the 'San Matco -HajTrVEird bridge, about a raile and quar- ter east of the lift span, early this morning. Circumstances of the man's dis- appearance indicate that he drove onto tho bridge with the intention of committing suicide by jumping nto the waters of the bay, said Jnderslicriff Lawrence Nien of ncclwood City, who is leading the search. Here Eleven Years Rcilly, criiiiloyed as uvcalf raiser at the dairy for the. past eleven fears, complained to employers a week ago of feeling ill, and iskcd for a short declar- ing he would stay with rns, sister n San Francisco until lie had re- cuperated. .The sister, Mrs. Thomas Bren- nan, 075 Gorhnn street, San Fran- cisco, snid the last time she saw iier brother was Thursday night At that time, she declared, he com- plained of feeling- ill. However she believed him to be suffering only from an. attack of influenza O'HealU was always in gooi healtWond had no enemies, accord ing to Sirs, Brennan, who discount- ed the suicide theory. Car Reported Bridge employes recall' tha O'Heally crossed the bridge, going toward Haywiml, nnd paid the fare at the toll house shortly before dawn. About an hour later, a westbound 'motorist reported see ing a roadster parked against thi south side of the bridge, facing to ward Hayward, and with no onu around. Adam Jor.es and William Rockroth, bridge inves tigatcd and1 found the abandonee car about a. m. 'The key wa still in tlie ignition switch, and the gas tank was partly full. There was _no sign of the driver. The owner was identified by'the regis tration certificate. There were m notes or other papers. Brother in Richmond O'Reilly has a brother, John residing at 1725 Roosevelt avenue Richmond, and it is possible tha he wa s on his way there wh e n something happened to his machin nnd he was forced to abandon it said officers. [ngels Warns Politicians of Two Counties 1962 CARS REGISTERED ItfrtiToort crTfy Hormo REDWOOD CITY, Jan, Since registration opened proximately 1962 motorists have secured their 1936 license plates paying approximately in registration and state license "fees it was reported here today. There are about registered auto mobiles, trucks and motorcycles in San Mateo" county. F. Men Found on San Mateo List TELLS PRESSURE Abuses in Traffic Patrol List Confirmed REDWOOD 11 Ingels, director of the state motor vehicle department :oday warned politicians ol joth San Francisco and San Mateo 'counties to keep hands TREES UPROOTED IN WIND STORM Nearly Inch of Rain Falls; More Due Tomorrow Lust night's heavy rainstorm that flooded lowliuuls in the northern pnrt of Ilic sttilc aiul caused river to overflow tlieir in some sections did little damage on the Peninsula, al- two larjje trees in Biirlingnmc were uprooted mid others in various sections of the county were damaged. At tlin Bcrcaford Country Twentieth avenue a huge j ranch of an eucalyptus tree off-in tho-matter-of eontcm plated appointments to the [feel tall a Highway patrol in this county. In' a caustic letter to: the board of supervisors, Ingcls dis- closed that "tremendous pressure" has Lceri exerted In an effort, to have appointed to the patrol in this county men whom tho board con- Icnds were not bona fide local resi- dents at the lime they took the ex- aminations. "We also have had a Iremen clous amount of pressure brought to bear not to appoint Ingcls adds. .May Throw Out List The director, threatens tr> throw out the entire list of eligibles, on which the men of res- idential qualification arc supposed lo be "high up." The list also in- cludes some twenty bona fide San Mateo county residents who have qualified for appointment, and it is against possible dismissal of these men along with the others, that the supervisors protested recently 'to fngels. "It seems to me the sensible thing to do is call for a ne.iv list nnd hold another examination and get men on that eligible list arc unquestionably competent and eligible for the says the director's letter. Confirms Times Story Ingots' revelation of "pressure" on his department confirms the Times' exclusive story of Decem- ber 24, which disclosed that the lid threatened to blow off and expose alleged abuses of the highway pa- trol lisU. At that time members of the board of supervisors accused (Continued on Three) Fireman Killed As Train Crashes Bridge SANTA ROSA, Jan. One man was killed and another scalded perhaps fatally today when a passenger train locomotive on the Wil lets-Fort Bragg branch of the California Western railroad crashed through a bridge, weaken- ed by storm waters, seven miles rnst of Fort Bragg. Herman Gns- tafson, fireman on tho locomotive, was killed, and William King, en- gineer of the train, is hi the Reel- wood Coast hospital at Fort Bragg with little hope held out for his re- covery. crashed down, carrying with it .hrce high tension wires. (luarcls Roads Manager K, C. Lydon WHS awak- ened nl o'clock by the crash and heard the wires sputtering. He telephoned L. (J. Owen, district su- perintendent of the P. G. E., who sent four linemen to the Lydon pot out in the rain and guarded the club driveways until o'clock, while, linemen repaired the damage. At (he JlillsboroiiRh residcncc'of Edgar F.: Maibourg, 5G5 Chclms- ford road, a pine tree about 12E 1 with trunk three feet Jaf sie Arrest Is Ordered by Gov. Hoffman Professor al Sea on Way to Canal diameter was blown down at this morning. It destroyed a telephone cable, cutting off service from about 30-homes, according to [he company's statement. Service was restores this .afternoon. The tree blocked the highway for I several hours .until a force of ten) men sent out by Ilillsborough Au- thorities cleared it awny. It also smashed down on an arbor! vitae hedge twelve feet, high, paid to he the oldest' in San Matco county. Clearing skies thin morning brought a temporary respite from the storm, which showered thu Peninsula with nearly an inch of (Continued on nam FACES NEW QUIZ Magazine Article Arouses Governor You Won't Want to Miss "The Family Next Door" 500 DEAD IN EARTHQUAKE South American Villages Wiped Out by Temblor BOGOTA, Jnn. onrlliqiinkt! which devastated ,-illnfrcs (lions "10 Colombia-Kcundor border killed liutwccii 300 and persons, it ivas estimated today. rour villages were destroyed, ac-' cording lo pcioocs who toured the region. They were La Chorrera, Caserios, Scpueycs and Alban. La Clmrrern, which formerly hnd 200 inhabitants, was most af-focled. Where it stood remnins only a volcano crater throwing out lava and atones, according to. an hysterical man who fled to a nearby village. He said he was the only Chorrern has been buried by landslides and it is considered certain that the majority of its residents perished. There was no official confirmation, of the number of deaths but preliminary surveys revealed the death toll had been high. Thousands of people in the affected area were without food and shelter. JUDGE BUCK FETED, 89 TODAY Noted S. M. Jurist in Hospital, But Feels Fit TRENTON, Jan, Thc New Jersey pardon court today refused to intercede in the execution of Bruno Richard. scheduled for next Friday night. The decision was made by the bonrd of eteht members after a session of more .han six hours. The decision doomed Hauptmann to die .in the electric chair next Friday light unless Gov. Harold CJ. fToffman undertakes on -his own authority to frfttit a -re- prlDvc. Many believed The would, do so, TRENTON, W. J., Jan. J.R) _ Gov. Harold G. Hoff- man's determination to have 3r. John F, "Jafsie." Condon taken into custody thrust an eleventh-hour sensation into :he Lindbergh case today as the Sew Jersey court of pardons icard the list clemency ple'ns for Bruno Richard Hauptmann. Haiiplnmnn Uid not appear, but Lhe court received a letter from 71-year-old mother begging it Lo .spare tlie lift; of "my poor boy." Condon nt Sea Condon, the retired school teach- er who paid the behalf oE Col. Lindbergh, sailed for South America last night. Part- ly as a result of his identification of Hauptmann as-the recipient of the -money, the German carpenter was convicted. William S. Conlclin, secretary of Gov. Hoffman, announced that re- gardless of the outcome of the (Continued on I'r.st Three) Times Rcdwooil City Bureau CITY, Jan. II. -k, who served oil San Matco county's superior court lioucli for -12 lodny celebrated his SOtli birthday anniversary in. St. Francis liospifnl, Francisco. It marked the first time the for- mcr superior judge had ever been confined in a hospital on his birth- day. But the 'judcc was in high spirits ivhen he talked to tho Times this afternoon; and announced that he will be able to return to his home here some time next weeli, Room Full of Flowers "I've never felt better in the past year than I do aaid Judge Buck, "The doctors have told me .that I will he to go home next week, and the firat nice day that comes aEong I will slip out the front door and return home." The judtfc, who for eight years was district attorney of San Matco county before assuming1 the bench, said that his 89th birthday was in- deed a hapjiy one despite tbc fact that he was in the hospital. He has been up and around since Decem- ber 1. "Jly room is full of beautiful said the judge. "If a grand sight." Among county offi- cials who have never forgotten the judge on his birthday is Eliz- abeth former county clerJ-- whose bouquet of red roses was among those brightening his room. Judge Ruck in the hos- pital nearly four months For some time he has been troubles with chronic bronchitis. Despite his forced absence from San Matco county, the judge h.'.s kept informed of activities here b> daily reading the San Stateo Times he said. "I read it from front to the judge declared, Bom in Harrison, Me., Jan, 11, 18-17, Judge Buck came in Ucdwooi City in, 1874. He became superior judge in 1831, serving as iJiplrfc attorney for eigth years, previous He retired i eigth n Jan uary, 1033, The judge mnkes his home at 1231 Jef- ferson avenue. Redwood City. F. n. STAYS 1IO3IB WASHINGTON. Jan. President Roosevelt today followed out his Saturday custom of re main ing- in his study on the sec ond floor of the white house in stead of going to the executive, of fices. He received several callers including Rabbi Stephen Wise New York, and Sen. William Gibbs McAdoo. Friends Mourn Win. O'Farrell Funeral services for O'Farrell, 65, father of the late Justice of the- Peace Richard O'Farrell, were held this morning from" the St. Matthew's Catholic cliurch, whore requiem mass "Was celebrated. Interment was in Holy rn s cemetery. O'Farrcll died Wednesday after i illr.es.i of three dayp. Friends- said death was probably hastened by grief ovor thfr death of Jijdge O'Farrell, killed in an automobile accident on the San Mateo-Hay- wanl bridge last November A pioneer resident of San Ma- teo, O'Farrell had here'for 35 years, making his home af. 28 Hay ward avenue. He super- intendent of the San Mateo city park and a member of the San Ma- tco KnighU of Columbus, Chapter 13-16. Surviving are his widow, Mrs, Ann O'Farrell; two sons, William OTarrell of San Mateo and Wal- ter O'Farrell of Hayward; a daugh- ter, Florence O'Karrell of San Ma- teo; two brothers, John'J. O'Far- rell of San Francisco and Michael O'Farrell of and a sister, Catherine O'Farrell of Ireland.- Serving as pallbearers were Pat- rick Eiley. Clement Nash, A. Mc- Coy, Charles J. Bob, George Duffy and: Pat Kilbridge, all close friends of O'Farrell. The Gedrge W. Sneider company was in charge'of funeral arrangements. WATCH FOR IT BEGINNING NEXT SATURDAY, THE BIG, AMAZING'FIVE STAR'MAGAZINE SECTION IN COLOR   

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