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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - March 6, 1940, Oakland, California Weather Oakland and temperature above Normal to Day tonight and thursday gentle East wind. Temperatures yesterday maximum 68 i minimum 47 rainfall yesterday last 24 hours 00 i Normal 18 06 seasonal 23.11 i last year 11.56 Complete weather revert 11 Une exclusive associated press wire photo United press Home edition vol Xxxii no. 66 5c daily d Oakland California wednesday March 6, 1940 Loc sunday 26 pages Olson s Aid to Tell All at Assembly spy probe record device says col. Henderson by Wesley e. Robbins col cd Hon hip con Aid to Cranor of tin today was reported As admitting he Ned ,1 recording machine to Robert e Voshell who is sought by a special Assembly committee in connection with the spy plot against speaker Gordon Garland. The evening Herald and express a los Angeles said today that Hen Derson has made the admission to one of its reporters. Governor Olson has ordered me to testify before the legislative com Mittee investigating the placing of the machine in the speaker s Henderson was quoted As saying. I will probably go Back to Sac Ramento Friday for this purpose and i will Tell the truth about the whole matter. Did t know purpose i loaned the recording machine to Voshell but i did not know to what purpose it would be used. I knew it was in the senator hotel but i did not know what room it was while Henderson was making his statement m los Fred links state superintendent of accounts Madea statement in Sacra mento confirming testimony taken yesterday before the Assembly com Mittee that he had discussed the Purchase of a recording equipment with Henderson and with George f cake Salesman for a police equip ment concern. Links said the conversation took lace in a san Francisco hotel last october at approximately the Date that cake told the committee the event took place. George Killion Deputy director of finance and i were in san fran Cisco on other business and there happened to be a police convention in the hotel at the same he said. In hotel we met colonel Henderson and he said he had seen a recording de vice he would like to get. He asked me How to go about buying it and i told him it could be purchased from the regular support funds for the governor s office. He said Well All right Well buy and that s the last i Ever heard about it col. Charles Henderson governor Olson s personal Aid who will testify before the Assembly spy plot investigation committee. Cake revealed to the committee yesterday in san Francisco that Henderson purchased a microphone and recording device for the governor s office last october. Repairs were made on the machine at the senator hotel in Sacra mento on february 14. Cake said a few Days before a microphone was discovered planted in the rooms of speaker Gordon Garland and a re cording device found in a room four floors above. Microphone identified shown the microphone which was taken by Sacramento police from Garland s room cake identified it As exact duplicate if not the same he also identified the recording device As similar to the one he had Lold to Henderson although he declared it was not the machine he had installed and tested for Hen Derson. While the committee was preparing to question Henderson at its next session two new developments marked the inquiry. M. Stanley Mosk executive Secre tory to the governor issued a state ment in Sacramento charging the microphone episode was a Frame up and part of a smear Olson Campaign. Under 8ubpena Mosk himself was under subpoena before the committee to explain a Check signed by himself and drawn upon the governor s secret fund in favor of sound the Check was cashed by Voshell. Who occupied room 825 at the senator hotel where the record device was found and Howard Philbrick another member of the continued Page 4, col. T London defends Clipper search mail seizure was justified by result declares spokesman London March government spokesman rejected a suggestion in the House of commons today that Britain had bound wet in searching american Clipper Mai at Bermuda and declared the government action was Correct Anc moreover was justified by what was discovered in the r. A. Butler undersecretary for foreign affairs said that tinder International Law a belligerent is at Liberty to examine any mail whether Neutral of belligerent brought voluntarily within its Juris diction and the government had decided to exercise this right at Ber Muda from january 18 in respect of eastbound mail carried by the american Atlantic service. When Laberite George Strauss suggested it had been a Sei Blunder Butler replied i do not accept that at Laberite Arthur Henderson then asked whether it would be possible to evolve some arrangement satisfying the needs of the government and at the same time removing the fears of a Large Section of the Amer ican people Butler replied it is always our desire to find some form of Settle ment which would be agreeable to both our plane takes off with 2000 pounds of mail Baltimore March american airways flying boat Dixie Clipper took off today for Bermuda the azores and Lisbon with 25 passengers and 2000 pounds of mail. Among the passengers were or. Chaim Weizmann zionist Leader of London and Palestine and his wife. Doctor Weizmann said he iad just completed a successful fund raising tour for the develop ment of Palestine. Also aboard was Jean Viala French Consul at los Angeles for he past five years who said he lad been recalled for duty at Home he was accompanied by his wife and daughter Janine. Where to find it subject Page amusements plays 8 classified advertising 21 comic strips 13 crossword Puzzle 10 editorial features 9 editorials and columns 26 fashions 9 financial 19 Geraldine 9 Knave 10 political news 5 radio schedules 11 society and clubs 12 sports and sportsmen 16 Heaters Wood 8 vital statistics 25 weather 14 torpedoed Tanker makes Way to port London March British Tanker Charles f. Meyer which sent out an s o s monday night saying she was sink ing after an attack by a submarine in the English Channel made a South coast today. Port it was disclosed the vessel Only second known to have been attacked in the Chan Nel made port assisted by three tugs and escorted by two warships. She was torpedoed 50 Miles Soith Hastings according to her ast of sos. Aid to Olson Laid to racetracks los Angeles. March witnesses before the state Senate investigating committee today testified More than went into gov. Culbert Olson s fun from persons interested in the horse racing business. Harold s Anderson who holds the concessions at the Hollywood tur club told the committee he put in excess of into the Campaign fund. The witness explained it was his own Money and was Given because he had been a Friend of the Olson family for 25 years. Made by Check Anderson also said that contributions he made had All been by Check and he agreed to bring in his rec ords showing exactly what he Hac donated and the names of persons from whom he solicited contributions. Added to the Anderson contributions in the testimony before the committee was the allegedly Given to the carny sign fund by nor Man Church and which has figured in testimony each Day of the hearing. In accordance with the Promise he made yesterday when Church de Nied Ever having told anyone he Hac contributed to the fund. Sen Ator Jack Metzmier or red Bluff chairman of the committee placed himself on the witness stand under oath to relate circumstances sur rounding his first knowledge of the supported Brijl or. Young Edward r. Young chairman of the racing commis Sion was very desirous of seeing the governor s take Bill Metzger said after explaining that Church wealthy racing stable owner talked with him about it in the senator hotel at Sacramento while the Bill was before Metzger s social welfare committee. The Only track it will Hurt Wil be Santa Metzger quoted Church As saying with reference to the pending legislation which would increase the state s share of parimutuel revenues. I have done a lot to get control of the racing Board in Church assert Ely told Metzger and t contributed to the demo cratic nominee so that i could have full control of the racing attempt claimed Metzger then said Church e planned to him that three weeks be Ore the election he had misgivings about Olson s Success and had tried of make a Deal with Merriam by offering if he could have the naming of the chairman of the Rac no Board and thereby fire Carleton Burke. Gov. Frank f. Merriam was Defeated by Olson. Metzger quoted Church As saying hat such a proposal fell through because information coming by wire rom the East was to the effect that Merriam would not stand and that thereafter Church contributed More Money to support a billboard advertising Campaign which aided in electing Olson. He went on at a great length about this Metzger said and i know he definitely told me about this Cohan s daughter weds accordionist Doylestown pa., March m. Cohan s daughter teary and George Ranken 32, new Fork night club accordionist were married Here by a Justice of the peace Days after an elopement that went awry because of Pennsylvania marriage Laws. The actor s songstress daughter and the musician who became her second husband today motored Here ast thursday and applied for a marriage License. They returned to vew York when told about the free Day waiting requirement and by said then she was Uncertain t or when they would try again. Class hatred charged to state official farm Assn. Chief blames Mcwilliams for labor strife if hell is going to pop in Cali Forny it is because such pests As Carey me Williams head of the state division of immigration and housing who made the statement me trying to preserve a Rotten to machine by building halt John s. Watson president of the associated Farmers said in san Francisco today. Watson s statement came on heels of mass protests by Sra work ers in four Northern California counties including Alameda county against 40 per cent cuts in Relie budgets which the Olson dominated administration insists Are necessary assemblymen and senators alike have denounced the cuts As unnecessary and charged the Olson administration with playing politics with human takes Issue Watson took Sharp Issue with me Williams statements made at Washington d a yesterday to federa Relief officials and dispatched a Telegram to William Alexander English seize Coal cargoes of 8 ships defy Italy s protest farm Security administrator which he terms Mcwilliams Marks As unreliable irresponsible and a deliberate distortion of fact and figures the militant associated Farmers head charged Mcwilliams with con stantly sponsoring movements to abolish private farm ownership to be replaced by collectivist agriculture under the same sys Tern which is in effect in Russia he added Mcwilliams every action a been so destructive with repeat attempts to build class hatreds be tween Farmers and farm worker that he has been dubbed agricultural pest no. 1 in . Author attorney Mcwilliams a los Angeles at Torney and author of factories in the a study of agriculture labor problems and migratory Indi gents written in the grapes Wrath vein told Alexander yesterday that hell is going to Star popping in California unless solutions of the Relief and migratory labor problems Are added that wanderer not going to take it Lymm he Are Down and that the situation a forced upon California by the Sam old reactionary gang now working through the associated Farmers. Watson declared Are the political belly. Aching of a pressure minority group halted in their misuse of taxpayers Money for the perpetuation of their political excessive spending excessive expenditures Lief where Relief was subverted for political purposes instead of aiding the needy brought such a cry o protest from the state As a whole that the legislature formed a Large bipartisan majority which denied the minority group attempting to spend California into bankruptcy he right to continue to throw away Money through maladministration. Mcwilliams in blaming the associated Farmers his in Rel ability because less than 10 Days ago he said the associated Farmers wanted the migrants Lere to produce an oversupply of Abor. Now he says we Are trying to drive them out of to state. Statements Are Bald faced Hoover scoffs at world idealism new Brunswick n.j., March 6. President Herbert Hoover called sheer nonsense to Day this talk about a world of idealism after a War addressing 3000 Rutgers University students faculty members and their friends at convocation in the University gymnasium. Hoover said there will be no rated world after this Britain demands Oil Equality of Rumania Bucharest March 8. In Britain has demanded full Equality with Germany in sharing rumanian exports including Oil a High a Hority asserted today. The British demand which is said o have sent rumanian minister Viorel Tilea hurrying Back Here rom London is believed in Diplo Matic our try to have been prompted by the allies resolve to Cut deeply into nazi sources of sup ply in this country. Jury deliberates Dazey murder cose los Angeles March a jury of 10 men and two women today began deliberating the Fate of or. George k. Darey Santa Monica physician charged with the murder of his wife Doris Dazey four Yean afo both Mcwilliams began his Bellyache Watson said when the legis nature jumped the traces during he recent special session declining to vote a Relief appropriation for the remaining 17 months of the biennium and instead passed a Stop Gap measure to last until Jane 1 Over gov. Culbert l. Olson s veto. Vital interest the Farmers Are vitally inter ested in the Relief administration a cause it has been used by my Williams in an attempt to set Agri cultural Watson concluded. Yesterday 300 men and women representing the . Alliance other unions and the communist party jammed the super visors Chambers twice during the Day and threatened to take Over the courthouse and live unless something was done. They demanded county funds to make up the 40 per cent Cut. Twenty five Deputy sheriffs stood on guard to prevent rioting. George a. Janssen chairman of the Board explained that the matter was out of the county s hands. Simi Lar disturbances have occurred in san Francisco san Mateo and san Joaquin counties. Mere in e 4 continued worm forecast for Bay a warm spell held the Bay Region and much of Northern California today. It 68 degrees at noon at the Oakland Airport five degrees higher than yesterday at the same time and the thermometer was still climbing. The weather Bureau forecast wag for above Normal to night and tomorrow. Finns smash russian attack Many Are slain Copenhagen March 01 a Timon do dispatch from Helsinki reported today that the finns had smashed a russian at tempt to land troops from the West coast of a Purl Bay for an attack behind the Mannerheim line. Not a Man of the russian attacking Force reached Shore it was asserted. A big Force of russians led by tanks advanced Over ice blocks As High As houses the dispatch said finnish artillery and machine gun fire stopped All attacking columns As soon As they were within Range the dispatch said. Many russians slain in renewed assaults by Max Harrelson Helsinki March of russian dead were left by new red army assaults on the karelian isthmus Battlefront the finnish High command reported today de Claring that further thrusts against Vii Puri had been turned Back. The heavy russian losses were said to have been inflicted in the duo ski River sector Southeast of besieged City where the finns said several dozen soviet tanks hat been destroyed. The heaviest russian attack was repulsed in the pol Lakkala area of the duo ski sector. Aircraft tanks and artillery sup ported the russian thrust across the ice but the finns turned Back the attack. The red army also attacked in Force at Many land Points on the Vii Puri sector Between the Bay and the duo ski but the finns said Al attacks had been repulsed. East stands firm the Eastern end of the isthmus front where the finnish lines have stood firm against continued rus Sian pounding saw Lively artillery activity and Arther North on the Khmo sector russian attacks were repulsed the finns reported. Soviet air raids behind the Battle lines killed 40 persons and wounded Many others during attacks yester Day on Mikeli Bahtis and Kuopio ten enemy raiders were Shol Down the finns said adding that their own air Force undertook numerous patrol and bombing flights in support of our land Force s hospitals bombed the finnish town hardest hit in yesterday s air raids was the target of 200 bombs. Thirty two russian planes droned in on it in two flights to minutes apart shortly after Airty of foreign newspapermen and of Grapher arrived. Military censorship forbade naming the place the bombers dived out of Clouds of bombard the place from less than 2000 feet Altitude. Five direct hits were scored on a Hospital and one 3omb struck an air raid shelter the last killing 25 persons nearly All f them women. Total deaths in the own were 50, a finnish communique charged three hospitals were bombed and that More than 10 patients were killed in one and at least four in another aside from Many patient who were injured. Hussion seize islands for blow at Vii Puri Helsinki March red army tonight held All the Fin Nish islands that form stepping stones across the Bay Jot Vii Puri or an offensive against the Western Shore in an Effort to turn the right flank of the Mannerheim defences. Lost mexican air liner located Mexico City March mexican Airliner missing since yes erday with 12 persons aboard was reported located today Down in heavy Jungle country 30 Miles Northwest of min Atilan Vera Cruz state. The Pilot of one of the marching planes reported that persons or the Pound in the Jungle fired Verey pistols and waved a White cloth to attract his attention. He was in Ible to determine from the air the number of survivors or the extent if the plane s damage. A horseback expedition that tarted from min Atilan through the Gadless Jungle Region is expected o the arenc of the night and survivors May be brought Back to min Atilan to Morrow. I Irish magnate Dies London March Boden 60, right hand Man of eng and s motor magnate. Baron nut held died today while motoring rom Oxford to the midlands. Bodin was managing director of Nuffield and Aero Ltd ice chairman of Morroto motors and other wow Iwilta germans raid britons kill 20, capture 16 Berlin March British soldiers were killed and 16 taken prisoners on the Western front yesterday morning when German Shock troops stormed a British dugout in the Moselle Sec Tor the German official news Agency dn.b., reported today. Dub. Said they were members of the Duke of Cornwall s infantry regiment. Exchange of hand grenade and artillery fire preceded the dugout storming according to ., and the English left 20 dead on the scene while the germans lost Only one Man. Only at one Point the German Shock troops sur prise attack was said to have Dis closed that the British apparently were stationed at Only one Small Point of the front line flanked on both sides by the French. . Jubilantly reported that at last German Shock troops have succeeded in getting in fighting touch with the British it was asserted that this was the first time that the germans had had an actual fight with British troops on the Western front since the War began. The report recalled that German outposts Early in january repelled the British in two Small clashes. Serves them right Said that news of tha Cap Ture of the 16 prisoners among whom there was one sergeant was transmitted orally by German Van guards to the French lines on some sections of the front. The response in Many according to the Account was malicious laughter and shouts from the French to the effect tha that serves them right they re Well cared for on your this was the first group of its size reported to have fallen into German hands on the front since British soldiers joined the French one wounded British artillery officer was taken prisoner some time ago dying later in a Hospital. Allies fight Back Savage German attacks Paris March 6. In French and British troops withstood Small but Savage German attacks after considerable fighting on the West Ern front yesterday the French command reported today. The germans attacked a British Post and French outposts West of the Vosges the French said. The British communique the first to report any British land action since the mommies arrived at the Active front said the raid took place this morning against a Post in the British front line and the enemy succeeded in capturing some prisoners. The Post was recaptured and the enemy retired leaving one dead. Two British soldiers were killed and one the Reuter morning French com Munique said merely local artillery action at hit end of yesterday. Patrol activity during the Britain fears Arab unrest restrictive measures in Palestine held necessity of War London March Bulish today opposition charges of a shameful betrayal of its promises to the jews with the practical wartime Declara Tion that us new Palestine Laws anti jewish in effect were Neces sary to keep the powerful arabs of the near East in line. Malcolm Macdonald colonial Secretary said the government had had most Stem from Palestine in recent weeks that despite appearances there was be Neath the surface a growing unrest among the the British govern ment s restriction of transfers of land by arabs to jews in Palestine Macdonald told the House of com Mons if there were trouble m pales Tine there would be repercussions n trans Jordan Iraq saudi Arabia Egypt and India. One has to be Frank about these Macdonald pointed out that the mandate which called on Britain to encourage settlement of jews on he land also bound her to protect the rights and position Vej fur one Craft released As two More Are held Navy lies in wait to pounce on others London March Britain today ordered the car goes of eight italian ships declared to be Coal from Ger Many held As prizes in her tightening Campaign to halt All sea borne exports from Germany. Nine italian ships have been herded into the contraband control station at the Downs but one the Lasso was re leased by the enemy exports committee. It was established that she Welles voices peace Hope truce held possible As Long As War of devastation delayed Paris March French government announced today that United states undersecretary of state Sumner Welles would Confer with the chiefs of the polish government in exile when he comes to Paris this week. Welles will be received by both president Lebrun and by Premier Daladier tomorrow. A communique said he would re main in Paris Friday and saturday talk with other French leaders and also consult polish leaders. By Joseph e. Sharkey Lausanne March feeling of the Welles fact finding Mission is that so Long As a War of devastation is delayed just so Long there is Hope it was understood authoritatively today. This conviction of the Mission headed by United states undersecretary of state Sumner Welles is founded on the belief of the Peoples of Italy Germany France and great belief which has made a deep impression on the Mission sent to Europe by president Roosevelt to investigate conditions Here. Welles received newspaper Cor respondents of Many countries this afternoon at his hotel with the pref Ace that he was going to uphold his reputation of being As silent As a Carp. However when asked whether his visit to Europe was connected with a move for peace Welles replied by referring the questioner to the state ment issued by the state depart ment before his departure. Trip was announced by the White House february 9 with a statement which said it was solely for the purpose of advising the president and the Secretary of state As to present conditions in Europe on the same Day however the state department announced that informal conversations had begun with neutrals relating to a sound International economic system and to world wide reductions of Arma Secretary of state Cordell Hull carefully excluded matters involving present War France launches ton warship Paris March Jean Bart second of France s four 000-ton battleships under construction has just been floated the Senate Navy committee announced today. A committee communique stated that Navy minister Cesare Cam Pinchi also had outlined measures taken to assure the availability of the Jean Bart and the the latter being the first of the new series of giant warships and Al ready launched. The two others the Clemenceau and the Gascolgne Aro in earlier stages of construction. Girl 3, gravely sick from Rattler bite Bakersfield March Mckeeham 3, is gravely ill n a Hospital after being struck by a Rattlesnake As she played near her Kome. Tailed from Rotterdam where the italian Coal flotilla loaded on March 1, before the order to halt German Coal ship ments to Italy was issued. Two of the italian ships Werft herded into the Downs station today. The ministry of economic warfare said All nine were flying the italian Ensign and All were assumed to be carrying today s additions to the growing list were the Liana and rapid both rated As Colliers. The others Are grata Felce Caterina Abs Ertia Nesto Numidia and Lasso. Protest defied the British blockade patrols worked in apparent disregard of Italy s bitter week end protest which asserted the blockade was endangering economic and political re lations of Britain and Germany s Axis partner. The foreign office was drafting a formal reply to the Rome protest. British destroyers were waiting for other italian Colliers preparing to sail from Rotterdam. Two other italian ships Lay Deal for a Day or two but left to Day with pilots aboard for a Ern British port. To pick top Coal shipping circles expressed belief they were going to pick up cargoes of English Coal for Italy although the British and italian governments Are at Odds Over the question of supplying Italy s Eoal needs from British mines. Britain insists on taking manufactured italian products such As arms rather than agricultural products in Exchange for such Coal. Brit ish credits for Export of Coal to Italy were said however to have been available for some time to that Italy could obtain the British Coal now and Settle later on what Britain is to get in Exchange. Press is defiant Arthur Henderson Laberite announced he would ask prime min ister Chamberlain for a statement on the Coal dispute in the Houm of commons monday. The British showed determination to break the German Coal Export Trade with Italy at any Cost. The Yorkshire Post said signer Mussolini must not suppose that we Are in this War halfheartedly and fear to exert our full influence with neutrals. We were willing to to of War Trade agreement with ii for the Benefit both of his country and ours. Negotiations have broken Down because of his until Linnett to Supply us in return for Eoal with certain heavy court lifts Bon on police news Newark of March court entry acknowledging police arrests Holdup and robbery Are Public records permitted irk advocate reporters today to Tain police headquarter new Aftel a week s censorship. The entry was made after newspaper brought a suit against mayor Glenn Wright and police chief Gail Christ Nan permit inspection of the police mayor Wright sanctioned a Muf censorship at the police station do advocate has been critical of u4. Mayor s policies. F powder blast kills 10 Brescia Italy March 1 thirty workmen were killed today by an explosion m Vulcan la powder factory near be flown All the Way to Washington it s Ickes idea Washington. March Secretary Ickes today directed that 2 Pintail ducks be brought to the National capital from san Francisco by air plane so that he could find out what they would do when liberated on unfamiliar flyways 3000 Miles away from their native routes of migration. Officials said the ducks would be Ria old on a commercial air liner in 5an Francisco at . Tomorrow flown to new York City and re shipped by air to Washington. They will arrive it my am. Ten minutes later. . Park police. The Birds be liberated at run a department of fowl Sanctuary in nearby the pintails Wilt be be stencilled request that the place and Date of biological Survey Ickes said the be carried in tonal wildlife March 17-o, ton of the fifth can wimp fat

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