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Bakersfield Courier (Newspaper) - March 22, 1928, Bakersfield, California Daily thought a Prophet if not without Honor Kave in his own a i in by and in his own hour. Matt. 13 57. If >11 Thih Fri if a a. Livirt if try Sui tor a of ural my it i it Uit . Quot it a Rvl 10 Quot it Quot. Bakersfield courier and Bakersfield morning Echo weather report sail Joaquin Valley clout or diet variable winds mild temperature. A amp scr Salem temperatures Mii Lemiun 89 minimum k. Vol. 1�?no. 3�?202 Bakersfield. California thursday March 22, 1928 10 pages dam packed with oakum says Engineer ialisc0 state aviator saves Snake victim of the country a fight Between Federal and i organized bands follows j attacks on trains dynamite is used to Sestko y it a Iliia i a government is mystified by arms found in hands of prisoners i associated Prosn rated wire Fresno March 21.�?speed of aviation battled the Swift venom of a Rattlesnake today when e. W. Killian 40, Orange grower of Ivan Hoe was rushed to Fresno by air plane for treatment after he had been bitten by a Snake while irrigating. With no anti venom serum available his physician or. R. C. Hill secured an air plane put in a Long distance Call to Fresno to have serum waiting a the Field then rushed Killian through the air for treatment. They landed shortly after 1 p. M. The anti venom serum was in waiting. The physician seized it administered it to his patient then both climbed Back into the plane and headed for Home. Reports indicated that Killian had a god Chance for recovery. E Well no. 2 �0 be tested by p. E. Company Story of Cotton crash of 1927 is concluded tf7ashington, March 21.�?story 1 Quot of alleged wholesale Cotton mar a Ket rigging leading up to the Price i of 1h27, which took Arthur r. J Marsh new York broker four Day j to unfold before a Senate inquiry com a i Mittee wound up today with two two additional drills Willi to to a named incidentally. Start operations in the Fruitvale District s on new Structure of floor of Valley it Susti lated i meat d b it Mexico City March 21.�?jalisco and Ith neighbouring it farm Are undergoing another flare up of fighting Between Federal troops an organized band. Within two Day More than fifty Luvi been killed by Fedora i troops in Var Loti a fights and two passenger trains have been attacked with dynamite. The latter Cpl Node however so far As could 1m Learned tonight re-1 suited in the death of Only one Man. I Relief train have a one to the Aid of j passengers stranded in isolated noun i lain Ite Thomi. Jalisco for More than a year has a a i Thi k uni if almost constant warfare Between Federal Olill Eim trying to patrol a wild and Quot Parsly a lied Region and numerous guerrilla i.and., the 11 n-1111 Ltd pm of which Are Sunlly fit Yli in Quot i a i Holic by i a. I ii it a it a it us. Pm. The fighting has other Oil operations in Kern i a by Marsh continued even today however to enlarge on the accusations he has already made against William in. Clayton head of the Cotton trading firm of Anderson Clayton and company of Houston Texas. Supplementing charges of Market manipulation violation of anti Trust j were Laws and world wide propaganda to i said associated press leased wire firm of controlling a Large enough part of the voting strength of the new York Cotton Exchange membership to Quot veto Quot any action or change of rules it disapproved. On his fifth Day before the committee members and representatives Rankin of Mississippi and Vinson of Georgia who Are associated in pressing his allegations of Market manipulation. It was under Rankin s questioning with Joseph Gilbert Marsh s attorney at Tho Elbow of the mississippian and apparently prompting from time to time that the new charges As to control of the new York Exchange itself developed. That control Marsh had prevented limiting future county Wildcat and other areas Price relations he implied an transactions by any one firm in one All but directly accused the Texas i month to ��50,000 Bales. The Pacific Eastern 1 capture Twenty visitors seize paraphernalia for gambling Quot Pik Clarino War against Gambl ing houses operating in the county a raiding party from the sheriff s office and headed by Deputy sheriff Vance Brit last night Felt Olive Knoll. Swooped Down on two alleged i Quot Oil from the discovery Well is be company is preparing for immediate production tests on its no. 2 Well in the Union Avenue area South of Bakersfield City limits and for drilling two additional Wells in the Fruitvale District to the Northwest of this City on the Valley floor Structure it was announced yesterday by a company official. Locations for the two Wells in the Fruitvale District will be at Points fifino feet North and 660 feet East of the discovery Well on Section 21, 20-17. Quot Derrick materials have been ordered. And will be hauled to the Well Sites this week Quot it was stated. The site to the East of the Fruitvale Well is near the county Road estate Market w. Mcmanus sounds an alarm before realty Board luncheon in a Tenily pro Ken Over the Wallsi 1, Luto i Quot lick Ghim ing Sia Tea of m i Hoscan a Viima a Guanajuato and a g a i Quot a la Cal is. Freni Limilo Lime Ibi Lias in come Init tailed in these i Ile past few plays. The be derail Llin concentrate in the hoi Ible in millons. I Lei Len fire Uliey Bave ceded in i Umi Lili Ali eur enemies Inlo Ibi Mountain a Lyle to after a few flt Ompa a t i Venici Ibe bands Bave Reni gang cd iii Ibe Hills Appel i iii Demily ranches mini i Lowniki and now and alien rally mail i Rains. A Aure Ibe Covert Meli forces must break up min Lima i Lieta laments and your a Largo area of wild country in Cul Hiitt of uni iii Riih a mail Grui is the Iriti Lillion is Likely to con l in be for mime Limi. I a ii Vii ii iii ii office Ali As i i i that Willese band Oilen carry banners Beai in. Ilkei Ess of the Virgin of i Gadalupe or so mylar Devi a Ami Ibal Ibey Shojii Quot Viva a Liristis item Quot Dur ing Ali eur Enco Imler Lulb Ibe Federal Lille is. An Olber Bill become Asci of the is t a Lino Troni the govern int View in let in the mystery Aslo Uberte unit oppi11ient ii ilium arms and am ii 111 in l e in. Lun Rte nivers in a Limo Lilli m a tre Umili Occas locally in Tiute in the tro Bleil regions Aud Willion the be Liivi arms and Namu Nittin been Inutile in private residences Al , Mille of a i us i a j a i i i Ami a Liso 111 Mexico l ill three i l sons w i be Alfe Teil 111 Laida in Willese in loses Ali Ibe Pilli e a Aeri Ibal Len of Ibe a Quot Mieli Piir liner i Are members of the a 1111111e women s league and Llinat Wilny Lune been no mlle Iraq Supplitt l hard .1 a 1 i of gambling houses and arrested three ing taken by the Union Oil company men on i arg its of dealing and con of located considerable paraphernalia. Members of the raiding party in. Addition to Deputy sheriff write were deputies Bob in Witt and a red i Ayne. The first place visited by the raiders was on Ninn Avenue where k. W. Wells and i., ii. Sheet were taken into custody. A Quantity of poker chips Dice and other gambling equipment Iva co Fisca fed. Leaving Ibe i Nion Avenue establishment the raiders next struck on North a Bester Avenue. Rushing into a House on Chester Avenue just of Side the City limits the deputies took w. Leon into custody. According to members of Tho raiding party there were approximately Twenty visitors in each of the houses raided. While the county officers Avert Rull a i was sail Quot and is handled through the pipeline recently constructed into the new Oil Fields. Quot drilling out of the Cement plug in the i Nion Avenue no. 2 Well will Start it was said. The no. 1 Well is standing Idle. The no. Well was drilled to 42s6 feet according to reports and Lias s showings of Oil and Gas that encourage Hopes of a sensational producer in the new area. Operators watch Kern Quot Oil men Are looking to Kern i county expansion Linga. Pioneer Quin Valley who was Here yesterday. Tie announced an intention of locating in Bakersfield because of the opportunities. Quot this City is certain to he the Center of Grent activities Quot he said Quot and i am planning to locate Quot our real estate Market is slipping away usurped by men Selling stocks and Bonds Quot stated Thomas w. Mcmanus in a warning to members of Bakersfield realty Hoard yesterday that better publicity and More aggressive sales methods must be used in order to hold the Public to tin conservative investments of the real estate denier. An educational Campaign should he inaugurated urged Tho speaker in which it should he advertised to the Public that investments in real estate afford the most certain returns. Quot the Market pages Havo taken precedence Over real estate news Quot said Mcmanus Quot and we have a Situ Blaze consumes egg Market Mongerson s Plant and the sanitary poultry Mart swept by flames of Oil scored Byj Logist political motives arraigned in Effort to obtain hold on the Industry labor prospects reported better associated press teased wire Washington March 21.�?undue alarm has been occasioned in the country by recent Quot exaggerated reports Quot As to the amount of unemployment existing in Industry and Commerce the United states employment service declared today in publishing its monthly review of conditions for february. A Winter slackening of Industry did occur director Jones of the service asserted and a considerable number of workers were jobless but he also declared that consumption had increased and that the Prospect was Good. Ideas of theorists attacked by Requa convention of association of Petroleum geologists get shut in figures Navy asks total of $359,190,000 seepage known in cubic feet to make report first warning was Given 11 hours before break in alarm of water into. .0.1iv.,, 1 Atlon in California where Many have As lie hit a a a a a invested their All in stocks and May Zed it "l1 a out by a recession in prices Loneer Oil Man of the san Jim. Dueling their War on alleged gambling i la re in i m a Eil in to future Quot plans Are under Way he said for Early drilling on properties i asserts desire i .1 i if if to / Lviv i l i Washington March 21. A once president a Noldge has re Terai a lib. De ire tint to. Tic a candidate for re elect inn. Lie Lei 11 lied Tail a to accede to 11 Leni Tesi of the Weiming Republican slate Central committe that be waive Bis personal preference and consent to Emit Stine for an additional to Quot air ears that Leader hip which has in night Honor and Prosperity in this co Init a it Quot lie made Unn Wii Bis decline i Ion in a utter Funni his Secretary Everett , to i., a 11 ankle chairman it i the no Mil t dec. I Quot the president Lias received your i Tel of the 17th enclosing a copy of iii Resolution adopted by the be Pul ii Aii state committee of a i Marcia said the Sanders let i it r to 11 ankle. Quot while he. Of course i cry Wreath appreciates and thanks on for the a opt cd inn of Confidence lie president directs to to say that i it. Houses the City police assisted by Tom Lilli Letb investigator from tin District attorney s office raided a resort in it lit a t of n and arrested a Lee alleged dealer and twelve visitors. Members of the police raiding squad in addition to if Ildreth were officers Mushler and Clarksdale. Polling a. Series of raids several weeks ago by police officers on alleged gambling houses inside the City limits la which More than 200 men were taken into custody on charges ranging irom dealing and operating Gam Ming Bouses to visiting such slab Hshi Zients the gamblers Are said to have transferred their activities from a Morsfield to locations outside the Colv limits. Some of the gamblers Are said to have become so bold that they a bus for the Benefit of their regular patrons. The raid conducted by Deputy sheriffs is the result of a investigation that has been in Progress since the alleged gamblers were said to Havo transferred their establishments from county. Late bulletin Mexico City. Mar. 21. . A violent earthquake Shook Mexico City at 10 20 p. M. Tonight. The Shock lasted for almost two minutes. Which i am interested. Details will be announced within a few Phelps and associates own 12,000 acres in tile Phelps Hills area to the Smith of 1 Al Laws and lie is confident thar. Slime important operations Quot will result from negotiations now in Progress. J Quot the strike by the Republic Petroleum in the area South of a Elln ivs is j opening up an entirely new Oil untie i beneath the shallow Wells thai have been for the past a i years Quot it was reported by Karl Lilley. Local broker after a visit to the scene yesterday. The discovery Well in the i deep zone maintains a flow of 1100 i barrels daily lie tile c. C. M. O. Has Rig up and material ready for a second Derrick for offset Wells in the Republic. The Republic people have a new Rig up and will be ready to Spud in a second i Well within a few Days Quot it was re ported. J Quot the Republic Petroleum Stock is j held largely by and Taft it was , Quot and it was pitted at cents in i of Angeles yesterday compared with 3 cents a share three weeks storage decreases heavy decreases in Refl Nable crude Oil. Gasoline and naptha distillate in storage in California is shown in a a summary prepared by the Pacific coast office of the american Petroleum Institute. Oil March 1 stocks of Refl Uible crude. 20 Gravity or lighter the realtors should inaugurate a Campaign of education in service clubs and through other publicity channels to increase interest in real estate Quot the use of the daily newspapers is one of the Best Means of getting educational campaigns Quot said Kil Kelly Quot and it is interesting to note that one Pioneer family who had resided in a Shack for More than 30 years built an ?86,000 Home As a result of the own your own Home Campaign in which better Homes were featured in the i t siiri Irtel i irks h Irr Washington March 21.�?colonel Charles a. To Lindbergh today received from the hands of president Coolidge the highest recognition of personal achievement that the nation can bestow the congressional medal of Honor. In addition he testified before two committees of Congress and then to round out. A Busy Day continued his role begun yesterday of air Pilot for members of Congress and their families. As Early As 10 o clock washingtonians anxious for a glimpse of the celebrated aviator gathered at the White House grounds to witness the presentation of the medal. By noon More than three Hundred were on hand to be augmented by a Large group of Cabinet officers and other High government by enthusiastic applause m this state totalled 20,670.31 barrels a or. Coolidge circled the aviators head fire believed to have started from defective Wir lip last night totally de i troyed the sanitary poultry a id egg Market Corner nineteenth and Sonora streets and damaged the building and Stock of the Mongerson electric. Machine works to a considerable degree. According to a. Rough estimate by officials of the fire department loss to the Mongerson building and Stock will not exceed $30,000 and the total loss to the poultry Market will approximate $250. Practically All the fire fighting equipment in the. City was called out on the second alarm turned in when the first apparatus arrived and the firemen discovered that the Blaze was beyond their control. According to officials of the fire department the alarm was not turned in until the building occupied by the sanitary poultry and Kyff Market was wrapped in flames. By the Timo apparatus arrived at the scene of Tho conflagration the flames Lead spread from the poultry Market to the Mongerson building and had destroyed a portion of the roof. Flames were leaping and dancing about in the electrical shop. Packing cases and wrappings for electrical equipment inside the Aion Gerson establishment created a dense Cloud of smoke that poured Over the East end on nineteenth Street and made fire fight no a difficult task. Police officers diverted traffic around the fire Zono for two blocks in All directions and established fire lines to hold Back the curious crowds of pedestrians that gathered. The sanitary poultry and egg Market is owned by m. Coff 102i Oregon Street. Or. Koff a in los Angeles at present. And the business was in charge of h. A. Robinson who lives at 722 i., Street. Or. Robinson had closed the establishment several hours before the Firo was discovered. In itch press leased Vic san Francisco March 21.�? governmental control of the Oil Industry and political motives to obtain such control were condemned by Mark l. Requa san Francisco Oil Man. In an address to delegates at the tenth annual convention of the american association of Petroleum geologists Here today. Quot i have no sympathy with such efforts toward government control in the Oil Industry As Are being continually discussed in Washington Quot said Requa. Quot there is danger to the Industry should the government take High handed methods to Force adoption of the ideas of theorists and those whose interest in the situation is solely there is much waste in the present methods of production and disposal Requa said but he believed that Tho Industry with certain helpful cooperation by the government could bring about the necessary reforms. Austin Cadle Engineer for the Standard Oil company of California discussed the economic relationship Between the Supply and demand in the California District. He said that in 1927 about 023,000 barrels of Petroleum were produced Dally 70,000 barrels were shut in and the total demand was gsfi.000 barrels resulting in a net decline of total stocks of 21,-000 barrels Dally or approximately 7,500,000 barrels for the year. The Huntington Beach and Tho Seal Flach Fields were the Princl factors in the 1027 production and in my Beach is Likely to be the major Factor this year Cadle said. John u Rich of Ottawa kas., illustrated his talk with lantern slides to show How conditions in certain Fields ind Cato Oil migration and establish reasons for believing that the source of Oil is not local. K. C. Heald n t Pittsburg pa., connected with the american Petroleum Institute said the members of the association should realize the benefits of the information they can contribute to general geological knowledge. Measure Calls for eight 10,000 ton cruisers and 271 air planes Mulholland admits was Quot bad condition Quot East Wall declared to have gone out first under great pressure he 11111.-t lie , a null Loilit 1 be. Graut the request Oha Hayes Fly feral in Eli is new York \ t a Al. Mit Onku Yoke. Match u i it i i cum lib in it when <1 in gtd on m Afir a cps it a t Ion was Tui run Quot a it with tiny so Ninilo riots it the a it Hris Ilan firn re t Huish Only i a Tab of s of her i Aniis a Ami a haul a Lui of Hor my m Intima to t i ionic vast it at t he Rivait sort ii tulu it a i mum in West cml air nuts. It it no a in w of the to a it Quot a Ltd Tnp t Tom in \ or it Fin to Woodlawn results Willm Lnla Tox. Calli March 21 a ,.vr.> Mitchell. each a a by hoary. Fought an unpopular ten Quot und draw with Rosy Rosales of legion Post names Benefit committee committees to handle arrangements for the Benefit dance to be Given March 2 by the recently urbanized Drill team of Ibe Franks Reynolds Post of the american were named night at the initial meeting a of the team Kay a Arlisle was named floor manager Alex Mclean Peter Martin do Rinei Hert Calloway and f. R. Fitch Check room and i r. V. I a Recap refreshments. Compared with 2>,ni3,3.&Quot>3 barrels a vent ago. Casi line stocks were 13.2r7.7h7 barrels compared with 14.01 7,203 on the same Date last year and naptha distillates decreased to 1. Kir Hill barrels compared with 4.033.s m in March 1p27. Heavy crude. Including fuel Oil increased As the St Ora g with a Blue ribbon of the medal. Quot i offer you my Heartiest congratulations Quot he said adding that the medal was voted by Congress for Quot heroic courage and great skill Quot displayed in the flight from new York to Paris. Colonel Lindbergh he continued had Quot not Only achieved the trans Atlantic flying was on the first of the month was greatest personal Triumph of and ,.13 3,i compared with ,301,202 american citizen but had shown that barrels a year ago. Greenfield showing Quot tie finite showings of Gas have been encountered a a the a Quot a re Enfield area test Well being drilled by Lames o i lot i u a a 11,&Quot state,1 1,. C. Helm local and broker after a visit to the property yesterday. The Well is located on Sec nil tinned on i tips to inf movie actress s dog bite costly reveal s-4 Crew battled for life associated press a based h Larj los Angeles March 21.�?three-year-old Wesley Dixon for whom 300 policemen searched for 30 hours on Tho belief to Hall been kidnapped from in front of his Home tonight was found in an outlying hotel where he was taken last night by an unidentified Coupie. The search for the a a lectors who were last seen at the hotel at s o clock this morning was continued tonight. Tho hotel owners told the police the kidnappers who registered As or. And mrs. T e Truller of los Angeles came in with the child about Midnight. The Hoy Vas concealed in a Cape the woman explaining she was afraid the Quot baby would take cold. The Man was not. Seen again. The woman after calling for morning newspapers Early today went out for a bottle of milk Quot for the she never returned. Wesley was discovered in the room when he began to cry late today. He was Able to give his first name and to Tell that of his Mother. He was unable to relate his movements but told the police the Quot lady Quot was Nice to him yesterday and last night giving him Candy and apples. Value of Oil Industry to state told chamber mines and Oil i Tilro her. A Miles w tonight. The tans thought. Ochan Park Cal Eddie . Nucleus Amateur Boxer Inlet Smith. Salt . U tie third round of Yund Liete tonight March former i. Kno ked out a licht m eight. He a ,.�ut there Are employees on the payrolls of California Oil companies and approximately 2ih .0iin people Are directly interested in the Industry s welfare Quot Stafeil Edward Higgins of i of aug. K a state Secretary of the chamber of mines and Oil. In a talk before the Bakersfield Section of the organization at a meeting livid at the elks club. Recently thu re has been a special Newt service planned As a part of the work of the a Hauber of mines and Oil he said in which the newspapers will be Given accurate information As to the Oil Industry. Quot from the Public viewpoint the Oil Industry is of great interest for litre All Consumers of Oil products nowadays and the Public is interested a a Ell in the Success of the Industry Quot asserted the speaker. Valit or la produces 2. Per cent of the o. Tool urn output of that i Quot Nitro it i. Mat. He Aid. i . A a significant place in the financial Struc i i associated press leased wire i Angeles March 21.�?norma , the film actress Anil Joseph m. Schenck her husband will Loo because of a dog bite i thirteen year Oid George Rose a i newsboy will get the Money the i court was told today in the announce i ment of a settlement of the suit i brought by the boy s Mother against the film couple. The suit charged tar of the state with More than one i us it Quot re was knocked Down and billion dollars invested capital and Quot Itten by the dog last month when he the value of its products comprising deliver of newspapers to the Schenck so per cent of the Mineral wealth of j loll it thu. appreciation was expressed by i 1300 women duped president Thomas Sale for the Bak do a a. Nne a in mar rms cars Fiket courier and lie stated that �1 handsome Teuton the Oil men would feel that ill the new publication they would receive Liberal. Berlin March 21.�? women. 1600 consideration in publicity for the in a of them in All parts of Germany Are Dusley. Trying to forget the same Lover. Endorsement was Given of the plan following the arrest of Franz Lief to invite the Pacific coast Section be handsome and gifted with a Quot Lov National geologists association to Job Quot Tongue letters began coming to hold its fall meeting in this City. Sec j police Headquarters from hundreds of women whom he had duped into love associated press wire Boston March 21.�?evidence that the last hours of some of the 40 men who died on the sunken submarine s-4 were spent in frantic attempts to Batter a Hole through the Hull was uncovered today by the naval Hoard of investigation. Old chisels hand wrenches and several other battering tools were found spread about the oozy debris of the motor room deck the compartment where most of the. Crew died. The Walls were battered and scarred by Many heavy blows and one spot indicated that an attempt had been made to Cut through with a chisel. The Walls of the Small Tiller room bore the Fame Marks As did the torpedo compartment where Lieut. Graham n. F itch and his five comrades lived for 72 hours until one by one they were overcome by Carbon monoxide Gas and toppled into the shallow water to drown. The men in the motor room members of the investigation Board said probably lived for some time after the submarine was sunk by the a Oast guard destroyer Paulding. They too it. Was said finally were overcome by Gas and died in a few inches of water. Road officers said the six men in the torpedo compartment left evidence which showed they had almost exceeded the limits of human endurance before death put them out of their Wise passes to other stage new York March 21. A Thomas a. Wise widely known character and Shepherd of the lambs club died of heart disease tonight in his apartment at the Korty fourth Street hotel. He was g2 years old. Or. Quot Wise became ill while appearing in Chicago in Quot behold this a Quot put. 11 dreamer Quot and returned to new York 1 by l. J. Kanstein of Tehachapi who a month ago to recuperate. He col was Here on a visit. The Cuddeback associated press leased wire Washington March 21. Funds to carry Forward a Host of new naval activities including the construction of eight 10,000-ton a raisers two Fleet submarines two dirigible and 271 air planes were asked today in the annual Navy department Supply Bill reported to the House. The measure drafted by the House appropriations committee called for a total expenditure of $359,190,000�?Tho largest naval appropriation asked of Congress since the Washington limitations conference. The committee in a report written by representative French Republican Idaho said that there was no immediate Prospect of a declining naval Cost and that All indications pointed to an appreciable upward trend. While the Bill s total was $1,283,000 Teloiv budget estimates it represented an increase of $20,3s4,000 above present appropriations. Most of this increase was necessitated by funds for aviation equipment and the eight cruisers. In addition the Marine corps appropriations of $24,186,000 was an in crease of $1,104,000 above this year s funds and while the committee did not say How much of this was necessitated by activities of the corps in Nicaragua and China it did Point out that upwards of 7,600 marines were assigned to foreign duty. Aside from those major increases the Hill was designed to provide for continuation of naval activities in approximately their present condition. The provisions included ships in commission 16 battleships 15 cruisers 103 destroyers 75 submarines 3 aircraft carriers and 106 other vessels the same As at present. Personnel 83,250 enlisted men and 5423 officers the present strength in addition for an increase from three to four per member in congressional appointments to Annapolis to provide for 2112 midshipmen instead of 1710. Marine corps ,000 enlisted men arid 1176 officers the existing strength. New ships construction of All eight 10,000-ton cruisers and two submarines. These cruisers Are in addition to the 15 proposed in the new naval building program now awaiting Senato action. Of the eight cruisers the committee said the Salt Lake City and l ensa cola were 25 and 40 per cent completed and that All would he finished he fore 1931. Now aircraft two dirigible each two and one half times the capacity of the los Angeles at a total Cost of $8,000,000. Each ship to have a cruising Darlius of 4050 nautical Miles at a maximum Speed of 75 knots or a radius of 11,200 Miles at 40 knots. Naval air officers old the committee the scouting radius of such ships would equal two destroyers. Now air planes 271, As provided for 111 the third year increment of the five year program. The committee said this would permit if necessary the retirement As obsolete of 23k planes and give u total of 783 effective planes. Modernization completion of installation of anti torpedo blisters anti aircraft deck Protection and machinery renovation of the battleships Oklahoma and Nevada. Late today the House began general debate on the measure. Associated press leased wire t of Angeles March 21.�?tw� engineers including William Mulholland chief Engineer of the los Angeles Aqueduct system and the St. Francis dam testified before a Coroner s jury today to cracks and seepage existent at the dam before it burst spewing a death dealing flood into the peaceful Santa Clara River Valley. That there was a crack in the West end of the dam which had been filled with oakum was part of the testimony of James Phillips Engineer employed in building the dam who said lie had inspected the Structure some time before it broke. Lie also told the jurors who Are hearing evidence upon which to fix responsibility for the disaster that Cost at least 301� lives that Tho seepage amounted to but 3rd cubic feet an hour. Phillips declared that the West end of the dam which Mulholland had testified to believe. Went out first had not sunk at All duo to any softened condition which has been intimated As the cause of the break. That the dam keeper reported Muddy water seeping trough a 11 hours before thai dam burst was other testimony of the Veteran Engineer. In answer to questioning he said that Muddy Waters would indicate u Quot very bad Quot condition. In quavering voice at times verging on a sobbing breakdown the aged Engineer at one Point sorrowfully said. Quot we must have overlooked however lie denied Liat lie had any idea of any danger existing and declared he would have been Ibe first to have warned the Canyon residents. Lie said his own observation on that final inspection of the dam had been that the leakage Waters were Clear and the mud was due to washing against a Muil Hank. The East Wing had gone out when a tremendous pressure of water created by a swirling throwback of current chromed against the bulwark of Tho Arch. Quot when a hint of a Challenge that lid might have known _ something a cause him apprehension Mullio Llund s voice Rose Strong and vibrant. Quot there Nevor had been a hint of such a catastrophe impending Quot he said. He Brand ,1 false All rumours that persons in the Valley Teloiv persons employed in taking care of the dam threatened to move away because of danger. Quot absolutely no such rumours Ever spread through the Valley Quot he said. A Why Man alive had i thought Sui ii a thing might happen i would have been the first the very first sir to spread the alarm. I would have sent a regular Paul Revere alarm ringing through every foot of that the witness declared it would Havo taken two months to Havo emptied the Reservoir ill safety. Mulholland was released from the stand just before the noon recen. Coroner Frank Nance said he would not be recalled. The Engineer s testimony was preceded by that of Ray rising sole survivor of a family of five which lived in the Santa Clara River Valley and John Richards president of the los Angeles Hoard of water and Power commissioners. Fifty witnesses have been summoned and the inquest is expected to continue for several Days. That there were no written specifications at any time As to the con last rites for Harry t. Dillon last rites for Harry t. Dillon Well known Oil Man of Bakersfield who died suddenly at. Morro Bay tuesday will be held tomorrow at 2 p. M. At Fluckinger Chapel. The local Nerie of eagles will have charge of the services and burial will be made in Union cemetery. Bought Almond tree that bore him prune associated press hire san Francisco March 21.�?because ten acres of what he purchased As Almond Trees turned out to Bear prunes the District court of Appeal Here today upheld a $3121 judgment obtained by Henry r. Hill of paso Robles against the associated Almond growers. Leary Harry Thomas was authorized to end a Telegram to George Suman r. Questing him to convey the invitation. Fallowing the business session the Oil men guests of p c. A inns of the Quot Moron lumber company at a luncheon. Affair. Franz game was to become engaged widows preferred obtain a loan of Money or jewelry and then absent himself on the pretext of pres los in Ines in some other part of the country. Cuddeback Quick Silver mine to be reopened and Plant operated quicksilver production is soon to be added to Kern county Mineral was announced yesterday lapsed yesterday As he was leaving the lambs club. Cinnabar mine which was operated during the world War is to he opened by los Angeles men who have taken Over the property it was stated. Materials Are being assembled for stricken suddenly suffering from a sudden attack of illness j. S. Lewis a Well known local i working the cinnabar mine which is grocery Man. Was taken to san Joaquin near Keene 35 Miles East of Bakers Hospital yesterday for medical Atten Field. Machinery in being set up at Tion under the direction of or. The Plant and an immense oven for George crease. Or. Lewis is a Broth j baking the ores is being constructed or of Roy Lewis of Tho Herm tag Cigar stand. The visa to ii Quot and the non italics Are attracting attention. The filter of company of los Angeles is shipping three carloads of Clay Dally from san Canyon deposits for use in Oil refining and the arts Quot it was said. Quot the Monolith Cement company is running its Plant at full capacity and is unable to fill its orders from the local output. The company in Rushing work on additions to the Plant which will More than double its capacity Quot it was reported. Quot the development of mining is of great Benefit to Tehachapi and under the stimulus of increased pop. Continued on Paye i ivc Grimes convalescent f. C. Grimes local geologist who was badly injured last week in an automobile Accident on Union Avenue Douth of this City is reported to be gradually improving. Seven Bones in bin legs were broken it was said and the injuries will incapacitate him for several i eks. Quot there is increased activity in Man i ulat Lon and Industry the City is facing in the Tehachapi District Quot said i ing a Bright lauds Power of courier the following letter from the Mcmahan furniture company one of the largest business establishments in the City was received yesterday by the Bakersfield courier or. Alfred Harrell editor and proprietor the Bakersfield courier. Dear or. Harrell we wish to compliment you on the very evident advertising Power of the new Bakersfield courier. In order to test the advertising value of the new courier we ran an advertisement in the first Issue announcing our new Spring line of refrigerators. By noon of the same Day we had secured More direct sales from the advertisement than from any other space Ever purchased by us. We Welcome your new publication. Mcmahan furniture company. By j. J. Mcmahan

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