Woodland Daily Democrat, October 29, 1931

Woodland Daily Democrat

October 29, 1931

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Woodland Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - October 29, 1931, Woodland, California YourGppd.Luck in the food advertisements appearing solely in the that flour can be bought for 25c a sack beef oranges are lOc less a; doswn. 'This, ad-news alone pays price of your paper Today's Best Smile' First Boy (climbing over wall altwf retrieving The ball hit Mr. James right on the head. Second boy: What did he say? First Boy: (by SUNDAY. WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1931. ESTABLISHED 1877 MOONEY CANARD DENIED HER ATTEMPT TO END WALKER CHARGETOLD AT HEARING Veteran Lawyer Fetes Birthday By Working Hard Well Known in Charles W. Thomas, dean of the Yolo county bar, a practicing law- yer in the same office suite in Woodland for 47 years and as widely known as any attorney in northern California is receiving the congratulations of scores of friends Thursday upon the anni- versary cf his 79th birthday. The occasion, to him, "looks exactly like any other and he is MAN, WOMAN HELD HERE IN FLIGHTJAt Alameda FROM NORTH (By Valley News AiJiance) OROVILLE, Oct. attempt to quash the whole matter involving a charge of driving a car while intoxi- cated against Charles A. Walker, Butte county district attorney, came to light- during the preliminary hear- ing Thursday. Roy Welch, proprietor of a cigar and soft drink place, testified before Harry Hills, justice of the peace, that he telephoned Walker's office the day after the alleged offense occur- red and before the Butte county of- ficial was arrested, and said that he wanted to see Walker right away. can quash the whole thing, and it won't go any further." he admitted telling Alvin Kisccr, Walker's investigator. But when Walker was told of this, he refused to see Welch and declared he would not attempt to have the charge dropped, it was intimated by Oscar Goldstein, attorney for Walker. With Welch on the stand. Ray Leonard, special prosecutor, and Goldstein traced and retraced the movements of Walker on the after- noon of October 12, during which Walker met with Welch, Charles E. Countryman and Andrew Proscheld in rapid succession. It developed on cross examination, that all three of these men who had been with Walker before the incident. were at teh scene when the trouble happened. The incident in which Walker is al-1 J leged to have swung his fist at j (By United Press) j Welch's face and to hare broken in-! ASOTIX, Franklin stead the window in Andrew Pro- Nicholls, 12, slayer of Sheriff John L.; scheld's car also was described. 1 Wormell. Thursday was sentenced to' I life imprisonment in Washington peni- tentiary. Herbert calmly finished eat- 1 ing an apple when the jury returned ,its verdict of first degree murder. The i boy apparently not realizing the full 'import cf the sentence said he was re- lieved. "I didn't want them to decide I was A Tacoma, Washington, deputy Jancy H. Cowan, 67, former resi- ,'dc-nt of Woodland, died early Thurs- day morning at Alameda, according to word received here. sheriff and the father of Mrs. Grace' Mrs. Cowan, with her husband, A. Dodge, 25, are on their way to Wood-jL Cowan, made her home here for the usual time at the !land to return Mrs. Dodge and Rob-j many years and was active in church jert Trussing, 25-year-old Tacoma j circles. She was known by hundreds railroad man, to the northern cjty to I of people in this section. Her husband spending office. Born in Kentucky, raised in Missouri and a Californian for a half century. Small wonder that he is one of the finest citizens on the Pacific coast. He was born in Lewis county, Kentucky, but was only six months when the family removed to Holt county, Missouri. He was educated in the grade schools and later attended the Teachers College at Kirks- vlile, the "alma mater" of Gen- eral John J. Tershing and other distinguished Missourians. After teaching school for sev- eral terms and acting as clerk of the senate judiciary committee during (io-vcrnor John S. I'helps' administration, he wjjs admitted to practice in the circuit courts of his home state in January, 1879. was connected with the news de- i face felony charges. I The couple were arrested at the'partment of a local newspaper and depot here Wednesday night by Mater took over the Wrayside Press. i Surviving her are her husband, now the Mooney trial. The olhei Hatcher Denies Late Oxman Slander Story NOTE CLEARED BY Of Mooney Defense A p TIA w n p Breaking a silence of a dozen years. _ the two persons closest to Frank Ox-! I OH man, Oregon cattleman who testified! O against Thomas J. Mooney stepped forth to exonerate now the slanderous insin- uations that his testimony in the fam-; ous bombing trial was bought. j One of these persons is Earl K.i Hatcher, Yolo county rancher, whoj An cven dozen Legioni.aires, headed gave testimony against Oxman when jby j c Kilgore, commander, and Opening Drive the San Francisco Grand Jury considering perjury charges in nection with the cattleman's story ;s Charles G. Hoppin, membership com-jvolved nil con" mittee chairman, went out this morn-! pany, and William H. Weeks. San Francisco architect, Thursday notified stock- holders of the Woodland Hotel com- pany that he has cancelled a note held by him against the com- pany. The note, with accrued interest, in- tockholdcrs in the corn- each was responsible for j Sheriff J. W. Monroe on a telegraphic j j warrant from Washington, ordering-of Alameda, a daughter, Mrs. S. F. i both to he held on felony charges. The i Walthall of Alameda, and two sons, i couple deny any crime, and officers J R M. Cowan of Alameda and G. A. jhere believe that they are being j Cowan, city editor of the Chico En- I sought for alleged violation of the terprise. Funeral services will be held Sat- in Ox- Mann act. "I don't care if my father docs Mrs. Dodge, wife of M. Dodge, Tacoma optician, told Sheriff Monroe. "They can't take me away from Robert." j And Prussing remained by h's; [statement at the time of his arrest: n 1111 ing in pursuit of renewals for Yolo post roster. man's wife, a resident of Uurkoe, Ote-> Onf, two were signed gon. Another Lie Nailed Another Mooney Dt-reri.sc League lie also was nailed today by Mrs. Oxman in a sworn statement. That i.s tin1 his pro rata of the debt. Designed Hotel Weeks was architect of the Hotel Woodland and supervised its construc- for the year 1931-32. Ninety per cent j lion. In his letter to the stockholders, of the World War veterans signed'Weeks stressed the fact that he has Or nine out of every ten. Also, 1 no affiliation with and is connected up. be it boasted, there was not a single refusal "in the ten per (ent who did jurday morning at 10 o'clock from the! declaration of Mrs. Rena Moonoy, wife have the fee before I Truman Funeral Home, Telegraph j avenue, Oakland. Rev. E.H. Smith and Rev. D. I. Saywell will officiate. loves Mrs. Dodge and will I years, if need be, to marry! (Continued on Page Four) 12- Year Slayer Sentenced To Life in Prison that he wait 50 her. Both declare they will fight extra- dition. According to Prussing, he and Mrs. Dodge were en route to San Francisco where the wife intended to apply for BURNED TO DEATH (By United Press) INDEPENDENCE, Mo. While 1CJC LUt 1J.C illUJllUC-U UU divorce. The wife stated that the'thcir parents were out, one in search cruel, and that she fled with Pruss-j husband, to whom she was married of work and the -other working, live about a year ago, was inhumanly i children were burned four fatally, when a cook stove expi0ded in their Thursday. Believing the house the woman and insisted that "he will too cold, one of the children poured marry her if I have to wait 50 kerosene on some wood in the stove. of the bomber, that Mrs. Oxman told her she would tell things which would "free Mooney" if she were paid i ''I positively deny I ever told on intimated to Mrs. Mooney, or to any-, jne else, that I had any information whatever, or that I suggested or inti- mated I would accept any sum or other consideration for any informa- read Mrs. Oxman's statement. Both Defend Oxman Both Hatcher, who at one time was affiliation with and in no capacity with the Weeks Securi- ties corporation other than as a stock- holder. The corporation, his letter states, is controlled by its board of Armistice Day and that means we will' directors. The eeks Securities corporation is now pressing suit for collection of alleged due from 67 be members of the was the summarized chorus of the delayed' membership group. stockholders here. "Naturally, we're feeling said 0. K. Kirk, adjutant, during the committee luncheon at the Hotel Woodland. "It'.-, a 100 per cent effort. Cites Reasons Week's letter in part follows: "Inasmuch as some of my good friends are involved in this obligation and also in consideration of the fact There is not the slightest doubt that; that the people of Woodland have al- we will reach the 235 gcal. The tan-! ways been kindly disposed toward me, gible response has been 102 out of response as been 102 out 110 visited. The most optimistic could I am cancelling this obligation and absorbing the entire lobs myself. "This in addition to not want anything bettor than slocks, all told, is my donation Oxman's partner, and Mrs. Oxman to-, post promises to continue to to the City of Woodland that Wood- day said that Oxman never rcceivtd jne for legionnaire mitfht have a good hotel. We Prussing stated he. would resist ex-, tradition to Washington because he; has violated no law. "We oe m ing her mine." own "but she is pay- way and I am paying The dead: Thomas Roy, G; Edith 31; Kathleen White, 9; Thomas Brown, 11. The injured is Ella Wright, 11. ACTION NEA1 TY Councilman J. 0. Chalmers and Amos Roth and Fire Chief George j he said. Kazeman were in Sacramento Thurs- day in conference with Dean Dean, architects, relative to detail changes in the fire and police station unit of the new city hall. According to Mayor Harry I. Bobb, it is possible, but not probable, that the plans will have been perfected in time to instruct the city clerk to ad- Marysville Favored For Farm Meeting (By Valley News Alliance) Matthews was elected president of the Yuba NEWARK, N. A. farm bureau Wednesday night. talent enriched I" a report read at the meting, it was Edison Leaves Stock In Firm As Woridlv Estate (By United Press) First Yolo Lettuce To Leave For East son, whose inventive the universe, left in worldly goods chiefly stock of Thomas A. Edison, burn of the California federation fav- 'announced that President R. Black- :a red cent" for appearing as a wit- ness against Mooney. On the hand, it cost Oxman of his personal funds to defend himself against a charge of subornation of perjury. He was acquitted. "I saw him make out the checks for his Ihitcher. "lie paid Jim Nichols of Baker, Oregon, and Samuel Shortridge for de- fending him. "Oxman never received any of the reward money, nor did he ever at- tempt to obtain any of it. hy should regret exceedingly that the venture T he committee is notable ]jol a succegs flnancially> but dustry m post activities. Besides I tnat the stockholders are more Commander Kilgore. Committee than repaid for the little sum they Chairman Hoppin and Adjutant Kirk, i have invested in the splendid hotel 1 hnilrlinf the ritv now nnsspsfips." the others at the- luncheon were Ar- thur Huston, past commander, John 0. Miller, first vice commander, J. P. Williams( Robert H. Mumm, Frod Peterson, Herman Frank, Mike Roach, Vaughn Evans and Haixld McCullom. The drive will continue during tho remainder of the, week and will he intermittently continued until mid- night of Armistice Day. It is expected i building the city now RAIL DELIVERY SERVICE ASKED he? At the time of the explosion, Ox-j that tho have gone far over the top by thai date. man was worth heUu-en and and it was nothing unusual for him to a MO tip in a restau- rant." Opposed Him In Trial Hatcher testitied before the San Francisco grand jury that Oxman was Inc., his will filed for probate holding the 1932 state convention jhl Woodland at the time of the Pro- TELEPHONE CO. TO SPEED WORK The first shipment of lettuce for the present season is expected to! leave for the east over the Sacramento vertise for bids at the regular meet- Northern-Western Pacific lines Sat- day, revealed. This concern, the holding company, was valued at by Charles Edison, who with another son, Theo- dore, was named as chief beneficiary. The amount of stock the father held here. ,T -urday or Monday, consigned to New, ing next Mondav evening. He thinks >T T-I b b The Nojori Fruit company of "ot "vealed. Epson's estate is divided between acrament one of the more exten. i i Charles and Theodore, with six other- "There is a possibility, of course, said Mayor Bobb, ''that the matter come up and bids advertised for at the meeting next week. I do not think so, however. It is hardly prob- j and daughters sharing m the residuary estate. Provision for Edi- 1 the bids may be called for within an- sive buying concerns in this section. I is the consignor. i The lettuce in the Yolo district isjsons wldow had been made before hjb j reported as of average quality and j ______ ______ will yield approximately 200 crates an j iacre. There are approximately 2500 able that all details will have plantcf, to ,ettucc thig season -n approved. to county_ The tota] it ig cg_ timated, will be around 1700 carloads, i or a half million crates, valued at around Police Chief in Warning onRough Hallowe'en Jokes Day explosion. Oxman tes- I tificd he was in San Francisco. j ''I think I was said Hatch- i SAX (Hy United 1're.ss) million The Western Pacific Railroad Com- pany, and its subsidiaries, the Sacra- mento Northern Railway and Tide- water Southern Railway, are filing a tariff with the California State Rail- load Commission to become effective December 7, 1931, which will provide for "pick-up and delivery" service on merchandise at stations located on those lines, extending from San Fran- cisco, Oakland, Alameda and San Jose to stations on the Western Pa- cific, Sacramento Northern and Tids- jer. "Oxman never dropped a word at j dollars in building projects on the Pa- water Southern as far north as Chico and Oroville, in the Sacramento Val- ley, and south to Modetto and Tur- not bc-icific coast, originally planned for will be started sit once by the advertise and perhaps another two! weeks to formally let the contract. I am not inclined to think that actual construction work will start before the first of the year." The first unit, .it is estimated, will cost about The authorities arc making every effort to complete the fire station, because of the fav- orable effect it will have upon the in- j surancc rates. The contract for the city hall proper, it is understood, will bo let late in the spring. Its cost also Shipment Ready Attack Auditing Methods In Butte is roughly estimated at around (By Vaiiey Alliance) county ifunds are intact but methods in auditing should be changed in some of the of- fices, said a grand jury report on file here today. C. of C. Directo rs to Hold Meeting Here Tonight Funeral Two hundred 28-pound boxes of i j Sultana raisins are being prepared atj the D. J. Earner "Packing company's'; .plant for shipment to New Zealand by, way of the Rospnburg company at i Oakland. The shipment will leave Fri- i day over the Southern Pacific. i The consignment will be equally di-1 vided, half going to Auklar.d and other 100 boxes to Napier. The raisins J were grown in the W. G. Stephens Union Orchards vineyards and in the vineyard of Ed Johnson at College City. The Aukland shipment will leave November 1 and the Napier, No- vember 5. Directors of the Woodland Chamber, tion of a new highway bridge at of Commerce will meet tonight at 8 J Knights Landing will tm told. The o'clock in the chamber's room in the court house to review the work of For Accident Victim! the organization month. during the past Among the committee reports to be heard will be that of the road com- mittee, headed by Arthur Huston, in which the results of a conference with the board of supervisors on prospects for the immediate construc- be made available to permit immedi- ate construction work. The baseball committee will report on progress being made at Clark Field and the status of the baseball situa- tion here in preparation for the spring training camp of the San Francisco Missions. Secretary Fred Shaffer will make his monthly report, Ralph Carmack, young Red Bluff i groceryman who died Wednesday as a result of an automobile accident in i which Miss Albertft Montgomery was killed outright, will be buried Friday afternoon. Services will be held at the Westfall Chapel at Red Bluff. Carmack well known here. Juvenile 'goblins who plan gamboling about the townsite on Hallowe'en are warned by Chief Roy Hillhouse. of the police de- partment, to observe certain nec- essary rules and regulations. "I don't want to cramp the boys' style." commented Chief Hillhouse, "but there are certain limits in which the celebrants must remain to do their funny stuff. For example: "They must stay away from the hospitals. "They must not endanger life by obstructing the streets. "They must not destroy prop- that's nailed down is immune. "And, finally, thc> must, not turn in any fire lowe'en may be a bad night for fires, and the department might be needed for real flames. "Safety and sanity should be the guiding rule of the boys, and I am sure their good judgment and spirit of fairness will dictate that they do nothing seriously wrong. If they do, then the police have no option; thoy must act." The chief also announced that the entire force would be on duty Saturday night and lie intimated that special plainclothcs officers might he patroling the residen- tial sections. "We want 'cm to enjoy concluded the chief, "but, remain within the safety zone." any time to indicate ho di licve he was absolutely sincere in j every word he said. Pacific Telephone and Telegraph com-' iockj ;n the San Joaquir. Valley. I "Oxman was meticulously honest in j pany to relieve unemployment, Presi-1 I his dealings as a cattle buyer. Cattle-i dent A. Pillsluiry announced Thurs- men swore by him. and do to this day.; day. There was not a vicious spaik in him.1 The first of the projects, a new On the other hand, he was kind. He i 500.000 office building in San Fran- was not given to 'romancing.' 'cisto, already is under way. Hindus Face Ruin As Result Of Rice Crop i "It is my story he was not in San' Francisco on the day of the yet, why Oxman should have testified! was, if he was not. is something I1 i never have been able to understand.' WILLOWS MAN A. uncle of Joseph Lawrence, druggist, died here suddenly 'The episode was absolutely [to his nature. Remained Good Friends "After the Oxman trial we remain- Jed good friends, but there was an un- (By Valley Mews Alliance) rice land hold- __ ers are becoming so bold that they are storing rice in Glenn county ware- houses in their own names, officers Thurs- FAIR AND WARM Fair and warm tonight and Friday. investigating alleged illegal leasing of lands, have found. Many Hindus are almost penniless as a result of this year's operations. Local merchants report a deluge of i bad checks. Press Time Bulletins SIX KILLED, 33 HURT JN CRASH MARION, Ark., Oct. persons were killed and others injured near here Thursday, when a trailer broke loose from a motor truck and plunged down a six-foot embankment, spilling its cargo of cotton pickers. 'All of the dead were spoken understanding between us we j Gentle would never discuss the case. "The only thing ho ever said about the case after that was that the tribe' had offered him iC he would sign an affidavit saying he was mistaken. He said he ran them off the place." Hatcher stated that after Oxman had been arrested on a charge of subordination of perjury he was first person to whom Oxman asked: Marietta, Mississippi, a little farming community. Hatcher to go to San Francisco to as- sist him. Hatcher later appeared be- fore the grand jury to testify against Oxman, and after the grand jury in- dicted the cattleman, ho helped to raise bail for his release. Hurts Bos! Friend j "I went to San sai.l Hatcher, "because I heard some per- sons wore trying to buy testimony to the effect Oxmon was in the day of the explosion. FIRE THREATENS RAILROAD, TUNNELS SAN LUIS OBISPO, Oct. forest fire in the Santa Lucia Mountains, north of here, was! threatening the Southern Pacific tracks and tunnels Thursday, as 100 men battled the blaze. The fire had burned more than 1000 acres Thursday. Many tele- phone lines wore destroyed. BARNETT ADMITS MANSLAUGHTER SACRAMENTO, Oct. Barnett Thursday pleaded Woodland guilty to a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of 'Mrs. Alice Richie, rooming house proprietor, and was sentenced "When I was called I was an unwill- (Continued on Page Eight) by Judge John F. Pullen to serve 10 years in San Quentin. was arrested following the discovery of Mrs, Richie's body a highway bridge near here. ;