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   Woodland Daily Democrat (Newspaper) - December 8, 1931, Woodland, California                               Plan For Holidays It isn't too late to let our service department budget and plan a holi- day advertising campaign for you. Genial advertising experts are at your service. ISSUED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY. THREE emotmt Today's Best Smile; Dance music, declares a mtf'sio maker, is becoming too tame." But cover charges are still driving 'em wild. WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1931. ESTABLISHED 1877 DIE CRASH O-fO Oleo Ordinances Held Illegal 949 DAIRYMEN SEE DEFEAT IN ASKS TAX B Woodland's Poor Need Help of All For Relief Efforts of Yolo county dairy_ men J to have a county ordinance levying a! license on the sale of oleomargarine and other butter substitutes in the county met a setback Monday after-, noon when the board of supervisors j tabled the proposed ordinance for fur- ther consideration. i football weather; two teams taST thf has'. ready for a bang-up game; charity as been definitely closed as a result of a the goal; the people of two recent opin.ion handed down by Attor- united to gather at the field in the ney General U. S. Webb that such or-1 spjrit of Christmas nr R ft A R iYCharity Game BURG LARS Ur DUAKlJjAttracts Crowd; Tribute Paid Newton LOOT PLANT; LOSS System Opposed; Refinance 7 rri rf Board; Approves I arm dinances are contrary to law and un constitutional. Law Bars -Move Members of the board exp- themselves as anxious to do anything possible to aid the farmers and dairy men in their work here, but that the That in brief describes the opening of Woodland-Davis high schools foot- ball game at o'clock Tuesday afternoon with the biggest crowd of many seasons thronging the field an-i Thieves company's looted plant the at Standard Oil' Winters last1 Highlights of Hoover's Message Before Congress east resi- actions of the board must be govern- stands. A large section of the ed by law. Under the state law as in-'stands was reserved tin Davis ttrpreted by Webb, District Attorney Neal Chalmers and other district at- in j i i i i Cclll. t? LO in torneys with whom Chalmers has cbs- uu cussed the situation, the proposed or-1 IVoodisrd and Davis shortly dinance would be clearly illegal. noon as merchants closed up shop for In explaining the situation to the the evcnt> proprietors and em- men in the beard's Chalmers stated that anv license noadcrl for dyman Field, levied by the county can be only reg-1 Pay .Memorial 1 ribute ulatory, and that it must not be levied Just before the game starts, om for revenue. A S100 sales license 'as proposed, he declared, would be be- yond the bounds of a regulatory measure and would constitute a levy for revenue. City Affected Woodland has already adopted such Was killed Sunday, when a train strui k an ordjnance through its city his automobile. but it was pointed out that a city may p levy a tax for revenue under the state tr; bc fnmdeA b> law while a county can not do so. ert Towle, members of the Coy Scouts However, it has been pointed out. acting as color guards and accom- that the city ordinance establishes the' panied by representatives of the two sales tax as a police enforcement pol- teams, will march from goal posts icy rather than as a revenue po.-ts carrying the Americv.i and the legal status of such a meas- j ure is in doubt. I (Continued on Page Eight) Just before the game starts, one of the most colorful and significant fea- tures of the event will be staged, a tribute paid to Cecil Newton, 18-year- old Woodland High school junior and a member of the football team who Frank Morris represented the dairy-1 men. Supporting were Fritx' Fricke, chairman of the Dairy Council, of the Yolo County Farm Bureau, and I W. H. Martin, Willow Cak Park dairy-1 man. j Attorney Harry L. Huston rcpre-' sented the oleomargarine interests. The entire afternoon was devoted j to a discussion of the matter by mem-! bers of the board and the dairy men., but the action of tabling the proposed, ordinance was taken as a definite, stand by the supervisors that they; cannot legally adopt the measure. i All members of the board were! present with W. 0. Russell, chairman, i presiding. LOCAL YOUTH HELD I ON THEFT CHARGES Store Opens Here-Relief Drive Starts night, petting away with loot esti-: mated to have been worth upwards of S.'-iOO and doing heavy damage to equipment. One big gasoline tank was drained of gallons of gasoline. Package'; goods, including cleaning fluids, were, also taken. A pump was stolen but it was re-i covered near the D.ittmar ranch, four; miles south of Winters, where it had been dropped by the fleeing night vis-' Considerable damage was done to one of the company's Bracks and oth- i equipment about the plant, j The officers, are without a clue. i Believed Spile Job I j C. E. Emery, the Winters manager.1 said that it resembled a "spite job." One of the company's trucks was! driven away with the stolen gasoline j and before the truck was abandoned i the floor boards were demolished and I the headlights kicked out. About worth of stamps was ta'-en from the office. There was no i money in the plant and no ?ufe. 1 The men climbed a tall fence to i t.ain access into the plant and then pried open a door to the office. Gypsies Fined For Winters Fraud Woodland 's n c w e s t department Christmas Cheer opened for business Tuesday. How- ever, i' i? the business of Riving and not of selling. There isn't a thing for sale. Even the stock is given. It is do- nated by generous Yoloaiis and will be redistributed to the needy at Christmas time. Two Gypsies were fined each in j George Sidwell's court at i Winters Tuesday. They were accused i o1' taking money from Lev! Smith on false pretenses. The officers notified the band to wander to other parts. j j Eddy Talks on Market Crash for Rotarians (By United Press) WASHINGTON, Dec. Hoover program outlined in the president's annual message to Congress Tuesday included these recommendations; A tax increase limited to two years. Creation of an emergency re- construction corporation to func- tion for two years in extending credit to industry. Legislation lo release part of deposits in closed banks prompt- ly- Additional government ad- vances to federal land hanks. Creation of a system of home discount banks. Broadening of rediscount eligi- bility provisions for the federal reserve system. Encouragement to railways by festering consolidations and reg- ulation of competing services. Changes in anti-trust laws to assist natural resource industries. Interstate regulation of electric power. Opposition to general tariff re- vision and lo further veterans' aid. Creation of a public works ad- ministration to carry on all gov- ernment construction except naval and military. Transfer of part of shipping board administrative functions to the department of commerce un- der a new assistant secretary for merchant marine. Tightening of immigration and deportation laws. By RAYMOND CLAPPER (I'nited Press Staff Corespondent) WASHINGTON, Dec. Hoover today asked the people to ac-1 cept a two-year increase in taxes and urged Congress to form a national I reconstruction finance corporation aid in rehabilitation of business. These two proposals were the cor-' nerstones of the president's program given to Congress today in the most momentous message a chief executive has delivered since the war. Time for Action The time has come for agg'-essive. forward action, the president main- tained. He expressed confidence in the country's ability largely to over- come the depn .-sion regardless of con- ditions in other parts of the world. All that is needed is to revjve con- fidence, he said, courage and determination, loosen credit and put lo work the country's huge resources and stores of money. Rails Must Help lie ompha.-Mxed that aid to the rail- n.ads must form a part of the recon- struction program as they affect the vitals of the couniry's economic life. He proposed a temporary tax increase to end July 1. 1SK5-1, which, il is unofficially estimat- ed, would amount to almost a Details were for a later time, but Mr. gave a general warning that the count n must prepare to take on an increased emergency burden due lo the sharp declines in tax revenues. Credit Proposed The oat standing credit proposal in the mes.-age was for creation of a re- constnii t ion finance corporation to extend emergency help to business and agriculture. Its caj'.ital would be raised jointly by the government and private subscription. "Its purpose is tha1 by strengthen- ing the weak spots to liberate the full strength of the nation's re- Such a corporation, backed by pos- sibly a billion dollars, would be ex- (Continued on Page YOUR help to carry brightness into forgotten dwelling places of the poor, is badly needed, i This is the season of is it sadness? The need for emergency assistance ;.is greater than ever. Old folks, trust- ful children, patient our friendless and the sad of heart. The Christmas chimes will ring in mockery if these unfortu- nates are overlooked. Every cent contributed to the Community Cheer Fund goes per cent to the relief of the needy. Oldest Donor One of the interesting contributions I just reported came from John M. j Ihmneman. He is years old and in his day has seen a lot of happiness as i a great deal of misfortune 'and misci'v. He is the oldest contrib- I utor to the Cheer Fund this year. Little Tots Help Another donation that mighty to j thankfully received was from the Y. I .M. C. A. girls. They are little folk who gave thejr nickels and pen- nies to make up a whole dollar. After all, it isn't the size of the but the heart that is behind the gift that counts. If all will give as they are able to, this appeal can be closed in a few days. If you care to we hope you do, send in jour check, or jour money, or leave il with Cashiers Chester Gruhler or Floyd Samlrnrk of the Relief Hoard. any member of the Board, or with the "Democrat." Today's list: Previously acknowledged J. W. Monroe John M. Hanneman A. A. Logan A Friend (iranada 'onfect innri "Y" NavaJM GirN A Friend A Friend DECAPITATED BODIES 114 WRECKEDCAR DISCOVERED City Rejects All Bids On (By United Press) VALLEJO, Dec. unidenti- fied .Mare Island sailor.f were decapi- tated today when the car in which they were riding crashed into a tree the Fail-field road nine miles north of here. The automobile left the highway in some unknown manner and crashed into a large oak tree. A traffic officer directed to the point of the accident found the car demolished and the bodies mangled almost beyond recognition. The bodies were taken to Suisun. Mure Island officers immediately left for that city in an attempt to identify the victims. They were be- lieved to hare been attached to Mare Island. State officers also went to the scene to begin an investigation. The captain of the Yard's office an- nounced that three sailors attached to Yard craft failed to answer roll call this morning. Highway police said the accident happened during tha night. The bodies weiv found at 9 a. m. today. Navy yard officials said the three men missing from the Yard were: William C'hristensen, boatswain 2.5D' mate, second class, San Francisco. Ho i has a wife. S. P. McArthur, seaman, first class, Syracuse New York. He also is mar- lied. K. Orvald, fireman, first class of Superior, Wisconsin. The men wore on overnight liberty and due back at the Yard at 8 a. m. 10.01) o.OO LAST RITES HELD New City Hall FOR GRID PLAYER Arthur B. Eddy, local attorney, wau'< speaker at the Rotarv club luncheon Opening day at thjs store was mark-' Tuesday talking on Aftermath j ed bv the donation of several truck-1 of the Crash." Tuesday's talk i was a follow up on a prev.ious talk he gave to the club on the stock market.! Everett Griffith was chairman for the1 day. Harry Johnson, who has lived loads of products including food- near Woodland for'some time and i stuffs, clothes, bedding. whose parents are employed on a; One woman gave a large box of ranch near here, .is in jail at C'alisto-' clothing, each package wrapped and jra charged with stealing some 20 sad- for a boy of "for dies and other horse equipment. a small girl" and so forth to the hot- One of the saddles Johnson is sus- i torn. Five boxes of prunes were giv- pected of taking was from the Col-1 en, jars of canned fruit, shoes, sack? lege of Agriculture at Davis. He is of potatoes and flour. also charged with stealing seven sad-; The all of whom are mem- dlcs, bridles, ropes, spurs and other! hers of the Christmas Cheer board equipment at Mapa and with taking, and giving their services, will another lot from Salinas. Johnson has! the store open throughout the and altendin worked "around the stale in various' few weeks and will accept anything! ball game. rodeos and roundups. i you have that may be used by thej Accounts of news happenings which Tree to Be Erected On State Contractor Head Main Street On Official Visit Here i i Highlights of Monday night's Uieetini; of the Woodland city council were: bids on the police and fire house unit of I he new city hall were returned unopened. he council refused to take action repealing ordinance levy- ing tax on sale of oleomargerinc. Hearing set for January IS. uranleii to I'arenl- association lo erect Christmas tree at intersection of Main and First streets. )ul lining of a program of relief for unemployed head-- of families in Woodland. of SI.'is lo in- stall three fire sirens at main in- tersections in Woodland. Early Edition To Help Big Game; i Today's "Democrat" went to press: during the noon hour in order that His arrest culminated a search of; needy. They will several weeks by local and Calistoga Christmas time, authorities. Suspicion was directed I to him when he appeared in Calistogaj and attempted to sell four saddles! two weeks ago. Yesterday, he re- j turned to Calistoga and was arrested, by Constable Carl Pierce. A 10-year-j old boy, who is suspected of being an i accomplice, is also in jail. A Christmas tree will soon grace the street intersection at, Main and First streets. The Parent-Teacher association will arrange for erection of the tree as the result of permission granted Monday night by the city council. It was decided at a recent meeting that P.-T. A. would throw all of its keen the staff might do its part in patron- _ 1 resources back oi the Community Re- the Charity root- hef Hoard and abandon the custom of a Christmas tree with presents for children. However, it was felt that Woodland should have a decorated tree for the season, and the Main and First street site was selected as the best place for it. Mrs. Clarence Bailey, president of ;tho local organization, and Mrs. Oakes Scarlett, president of the district, stated Tuesday morning that no defi- Ilussell Sweeney of liie Stat partment of Professional and Voca tional Standards is in Woodland will meet any contractors or sub con-' tractors who wish to confer with him He will be at the Hotel Woodland until late Wednesday nn.ruing. Woodland is in his jurisdiction, and he is charged with the enforcement .if llarxey the state building code and safe-y an electric code and with seeing ihat all contra'.1- land tors are properly registered with thc.thi: state. He will return here later after visiting northern communities. Woodland's proposed new city hall 'will remain on paper foi some time il 7! ________ (Continued on Page Four) i New Laundry Sign In Electric Lights lleiider has ju-l installe.l sign in I'i.inl of his Wood- .aimdry that is an attraction in business distriil. The sign is the first, of I be new 1'.   have developed strong bod- ies allo'Aed 'ears to trickle down their 'check- unashamed as they paid final ;o one of their teammates, 11 Mowing that a little later in the day ,'ti.cy were to carry on in a charity t'Hitball game at the wish of the boy's mother. I'riuupal R. II. at the i high school allowed all students who w.ished to attend the services to leave classes, and the student body aii.end- oil almost en masse. Cecil had been of thtt most pop- 'nbci's of the student lie v.as knowi. for his high standards living and sportsmanship. Short but impressive services were held at the W. C. McNary parlors, ami the body was (hen taken to the College City cemetery for burial. I'aiibearers were Wade Bird, Ken- neth HOT, Desfon Dassford, Ted (.'regg. and Lorraine and Elmer Sac hs. FLIERS MEMBERS MEET THURSDAY school students, Woodland high day afternoon at o'clock. The women will devote the afternoon to Local students are urged to have their suggested names turned in at ties of the organization. Those turned in here so far have been featuring "Northern California" and "Upper California." Principal R. II. BuUbach is coo.icr- i the office of Wraith and Parish byjating Franks Farisli in notify- study of "Healthful Sweets." I Thursday, and the award of the prize I ing the local students of the contest. FAIR WEATHER Sacramento Valley, fair with some cloudiness tonight and Wednesday. Moderate temperature.' FIRE HITS BIEBER BIEBER, C'al., Dec. of undetermined origin early today caust-d damage estimated at in the business district here. A meeting of the membership of ithc Fliers Club will bo held'Thursday evening. Opinions will'- be expressed as to the advisability of converting the course into grass links and' ods for .financing1 such a prof rum. j The directors of the Club trc PRINCE IN DETENTION {for a big attendance. President A. G. LONDON, Dec. Daily Mail said Unlay thai Prince Nicholas of Proctor and Secretary E. K..Ktwft an Roumania had gone (o (o serve (wo months' detention imposed upon making arrangements for the ntmU him by the Roumanian supreme army council for marrying without tha which bc held the consent of his superior officers, who include King Carol, house, bcjfinninjr p. m. DENIES POLITICAL WASHINGTON, Dec. J. of the Middle- West Utilities Co., testified today that if any funds of his company had been diverted for political purposes he had no knowledge of il.   

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