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Oakland Tribune (Newspaper) - November 26, 1934, Oakland, California National i WASHINGTON By GEORGE DUBNO Congressional investiga tion of graft yin federal relief administration is Regarded ns almost a certainty ns result of Senator Borahs recent klasfs Helief Administrator Harry Hopkins has announced he would Eke to clear the situation up once and for all and has asked Borah for proof of his charges The Idaho Lone Wolf is far too shrewd a cam paigner to expose his ammunition to possible dampening in advance Borah is an old hand at starting investigations He has an uncanny ability to detect public suspicion before they crystallize and start the ball rolling He can always be cer tain that once he gets it under way his mail will be full of new tips and actual information from dis grunted officials and alarmed citi zens There will be much chaff bu1 almost invariably some wheat tj ERRORS Entirely disinterested 1 observers who have been out through the country ii recent weeks bring back reports to Washington that a lot of Govern ment money is being tossed arounc carelessly Those who have lookec over certain states even talk nbou outright graft Hopkins finds him self in a tough spot From Presiden Roosevelt down the New Deal pro claimed repeatedly that no on would starve Hopkins was givci the job of getting action and get ting it quick He did but natural he wns forced to adopt the trial anderror system about which Nev Dealers have talked so much Nov the opposition is fishing for errors Impartial students say Senato Borah made one unfair charg against FERA in his recent radi Address Borah compared adminis trative costs of Government relie with Red Cross costs in the Missis flood disaster The Senato neglected to point out that in ilisas lor relief efforts doctors nurses an other relief workers donate thoi ferviccs because of the temporal rature of the situation while th Army invariably loans tents cots and blankets With national relief Imposed on him as a seemingly permanent proposition Hopkins must pay ns workers and buy his supplies O ft ft TOSS The political phenomenon most noticeable in the cur rent attack on relief expenditures lies in the fact that no finger is pointed at President Roosevelt Al though F D R appointed Hopkins nd supposedly approved his method of approach any blame will accrue to Hopkins alone The White House reposes inside of a charmed circle Even before the voice of the people so loudly on November 6 Bone of the Administrations critics jared lay any blame for anything directly on the Presidents doorstep AH of the onslaughts directed at flie New Deal thus far have been simed at subordinates Opponents concentrate their fire on adminis trative sides ns if they had been elected by the people rather than tippoinlcd by Roosevelt Witness Moley Tugwell Wallace Ickcs Farley and Johnson to name only a few If a heel of Achilles is ever Jound the champion may take a Untteft Prtu ribune VOL OAKLAND CALIF MONDAY NOVEMBER 26 1934 19 NO 149 Candidate for GOVERNOR And How I Got Licked UPTON I VAN BORING He Never Says a Word ByTisllTasll EDITORSNOTE The Tribune today continues publication of outstanding statements taken from Upton Sinclairs book I X Candidate for Governor and How I GotLicked Below is the sixth installment The Tribune strenuously opposed the candidacy oj Upton Sin clair for Governor believing the Epic Plan to be impractical and unsound While defeated by a most decisive vote tlie candidate had over 845000 supporters in this State 73000 of whomwere in County In view of the unusual interest manifested in the recent state election this paper recognizes a real news story in Sinclairs inti mate account of outstanding incidents of the campaign liis im pressions of slate political leaders liis preelection negotiations with President Roosevelt and other Washington officials which he promises to disclose and in his announced future efforts to sell the Epic Plan to the national Democratic parly California is 050 miles from to South much too big for one state I found it so in this cam paign I am sure that during the fourteen months I traveled enough miles to have taken me around the earth I would set out on a trip fo the North 3nd spend a week going from town to town speaking every evening in n high school audi torium and often in the afternoon also The first trip just before Christ mas very nearly brought the EPIC movement to a sudden finish We set out in an old car which I have driven for the past six years two recent college graduates with me and a load of literature to be dis posed of on the way We were in the mountains near Lompoc on Ihe coast route and it was raining hard On a curve we struck a inuddy place and the car skidded It was a matter of a small part of a second there were white painted posts set up on the edge of a i precipice and we hit one and and knocked it out of the soft mud and hit a second and knocked it pretty nearly out and there we stopped poised carefully on the edge We scrambled out into the rain nnd mud and presently cnmc another traveller whose tires were not worn quite so smooth ns mine and drove me to the next town from which I sent back a towcar The next day I received a letter from my anxious wife who did not approve of long campaign tours saying that while asleep in the afternoon she had dreamed of our car going over n precipice on a mountain road SOLD BOOKS TO PAY I COSTS OF JOURNEY toss ft GAMBLE Tllc closer Washington analysts follow de velopments at the AngloAmRncan Japanese naval gathering in Lon don the more they are becoming convinced that the real seat of nego tiations is right here in Washington with Japanese Ambassador Sailo functioning as allimportant dele gate Developments point more tharply than ever to a single stumbling block in the way of a new naval limitation agreement That is the conflict in position be tween the United States and Japan Should an accord be reached here Great Britain would find W easy to fall in line Incidentally yon would have to be acquainted with Japanese eti quelle to know that Saito is gam bling his future diplomatic career on the chance of reaching a naval understanding with our State nnd Navy Departments Saito knows the Navy problem better than Ambassa dor Matsudaira who is functioning In London Saito is negotiating at the fountain his own head is almost certainly at stake if he misses fire SMOOTH Cactus Jack Garner has let his friends know he will be back on the Wash ington front in early December He Is coming up from Texas for the Winter Gridiron dinner and he plans to stick around until Congress meets to do any missionary work that may be necessary A good converter will be welcomed by Administration forces It is not only possible but probable that the vicepresident will take a hand in the fight over the House Speakership As erst while Speaker himself Garner still commands Influence in House poli Representative Rayburn of Texas needs nil the coaching he can get to land the job Anything Garner does will not be noticeable to the naked eye Youll hear the stories of his machinations after the battle is all ever O ft O NOTES Raymond Moley has taken 1 an apartment at Wilming ton Del for the Winter So has Rex Tugwell The duPont works will provide pleasant society Trade Adviser Peek reveals a vital flaw In reciprocal1 trade plans Favored nation treaties must be eliminated first International highway plans are progressing Better business conditions are a fac tor in the Administration program Relaxation of crop restriction is We held our meeting in San Luis Obispo with several hundred people in a theater on a rainy night and we sold our quota of books to pay the costs of the journey and went our way knowing we had got a start in that valley It was inter esting to nole the difference when we came back a couple of months later we had an organization now and twice ns large an audience nnd the questions showed they had read the book It would be that way everywhere n Sacramentowe started with in the Methodist Church nnd fin ished with 4000 in the Auditorium In Fresno we started with in the high school and finished with the Auditorium packed to the doors In San Francisco we started in the Veterans Memorial Hall about half full perhaps 700 people we fin ished R week before election with a crowd in the Auditorium which the hostile newspapers estimated at from 16000 to 20000 and across the street In the plaza some 10000 more listening to Kate OHarn and Sheri dan Downey CANDIDATE INFORMED OF S F OPPOSITION San Francisco would be hnrd nut to crack they told us It is n cosmopolitan city proud of itself and not friendly to cranks from Los Angeles Justice Wardell and George Creel my two leading rivals for the Democratic nomination both lived in San Francisco the former being the citys perpetual candidate for Democratic offices It is n strong Catholic city and the rumor spread quickly that I had written dreadful things about that church We made a start with half a dozen on our committee nnd had a hard time finding anybody that anybody else approved of our little group would haye a bustup every now and then But In spite of this the movement spread the railroad brotherhoods came over to us and the labor politicians began to realizing that we were tak ing their people from under them A certain postmaster said to me The Federal brigade is nil working against the office holders I replied The generals and the colonels are against us but the privates are for this is no Mexican army He laughed and admitted that I was right every clerk nnd carrier in his place what the people wanted to know about the Plan so I prepared a sec ond booklet EPIC Answers This told how the Planwould affect various groups workingmen farm ers businessmen clerks doctors lawyers women the unemployed and so on It answered the ques tions which were asked over and over agajn at meetings The sales have been 65000 CHARGES ANSWERED AS CAMPAIGN GREW HOT As the campaign waxed hotter I began writing letters answering the charges of this person or that newspaper Presently there was quite a slock of such letters and I collected them into a book The Lie Factory Starts Our EPIC workers wore waiting for it and took 50000 copies in less than four months Finally just after the primary election came Immediate EPIC setting forth the first steps we would make nnd explaining various changes in the Plan Of that there were printed fiiiOOO This makes a total of 435000 books and the End Poverty League must have made or from these four volumes The money went for radio time traveling expenses of speakers the printing of leaflets all the costs of a great educational job From first In last none of out workers received nny salary for what they did for the movement we just didnt have it When we found that some of our faithful workers wcro going without food in the middle of the day we began giving them fifty cents for lunch TROUmE ENCOUNTERED 1 WITHPASADENA MAN j The first big lie factory was set up in Pasadena A man came to work in our headquarters therc I dont know if he was a plant or a genuine psychopathic case Any how he began quarreling with the people there and threatened physi cal violence I heard Dick Otto out campaign manager ordering this man lo resign over the tele phone the man refused and before we got rid of him the police had to be called in While I wns awny on a trip he called to see my wife and with two other men spent several hours arguing with her His demand was that Otto should be fired and himself placed in charge of the campaign otherwise he said I will ser that your hus BOTCHER I MeCALEN DAK Knave SIGHT There was a battle in the Home for the Blind Tht affair finally landed in police But before the matter had come up for trial Police Julge E J Tyrrell I had issued the usual summonses Among summonses he wrote one to John Doe and any other eye wit nesses 1 0 t LANGUAGE Tt may not be generally known but there can be delicate shades of meaning in the language sometimes Furniture and Clothing Are employed by the wandering gentry I who whine around the streets for dime for a cuppa cawfee and re usually known by the simple esignation of panhandler Two of the gentry met at a dis reet distance from the City Hall ust after the recent rains Stolen When Occupants Away Harvesting Fruit A shabby leakyroofed shack the walls leaning in on each Every one of the few windows is without glass the apertures boarded up to keep out the rain and cold No electricity gas lamps or even candles in the No furniture of any description In the house except a that is borrowed and must soon be ret That Is home for R Mexican family of six small children and their parents A compassionate school teacher alarmed when one of the boys did not come to school investigated She gave this report to The Bluebird The famoly had eked out n living previously when the father was em ployed as a section hand for a rail road Then he was laid off Hows tricks asked one of hem Lousy snarled the other Hows t with you Oh only isual about as punk as CLUB S band does not become Governor of California My wife replied My husband does not wish to become Governor on those terms STIKET ON DOORSTEPS TELLS OF INTERVIEW Marine Orders So the man went out and n few days later there appeared in a wretched advertising sheet which is left on the doorsteps of everybody in Pasadena nn interview with this man iri which he quoted my wife as saying that her husband did not care to become Governor of Cali fornia but was using the campaign just to advertise his books Then n little later nn elaborate article in the Los Angeles Times in which this man told the inside details about the fortunes Upton Sinclair was making out of the EPIC movement My profits from the Governor book were ex pected to net around The fact wns that the League owed me about fl700 which I in turn owed to my printers and still owe I was said to be expecting to make 000 out of the EPIC News The fact was that I hnd never had one cent from the paper and have not had Since I wns said to have auci01 orders lo the Asiatic Station revoked Tl j 1 Cflnnorl T Intrl V i I I I r VI n M rIf ft ft Tl menled the sales nf my former books by the campaign the fact being that in 1033 the sales of my books averaged per month while in they averaged Jess than halt that TONIGHT Greater Oakland Motion Picture Club p m Broadway Manzanitn Improvement Club 8 p m Mnnxanilti School Auditorium Radio Service Association of Northern California 8 p m 021 Harrison Street East of the Lake Unemployed Club 8 p m Lockwond School TOMORROW 2030 Club No 7 Hold Coil Sciofs Luncheon Club noon Broadway Advertising Club noon Hotel Oakland Stanford Club noon University Club 1441 Franklin Street Emeryville Industries Association noon Emeryville Veterans Building j nnd bridge p m Executives Association of Oak land noon Hotel Leamington Contact Club p m Hotel Coit TeleGrove Improvement Club evening Bakewell JInll Twenty ninth Street oft Telegraph Avcnvie Oakland Radio Club p m Harrison Street TONIGHT Tribune radio broadcast over KLX Athletic program p m Se quoia Dads Club Allondale School Whist and bridge p m i Oakland Circle Neighbors of o n Duxbury 20YEARS AGO November 26 1914 The clay was Thurstlny EASTBAY John J Donovan supervising archtecl oC Oakland lias been selected to design plans for a re plica of the Woolworth Building of New York to be erected as one of Lhe displays at the PanamaPacific Exposition in San Francisco An investiga tion h n s been launched into the Hanalci disaster which sent 23 persons to their death this week Desperate the family went to the country seeking a few dollars a week for working as fruit pickers With Bhandful of change at the end of the season they came home HOUSE IS LOOTED They found every window broken out every stick of furniture and clothing gone The children four boys and two girls range in nge from 13 years to five years Bluebird cant you do something for these people the teacher asked They are so terribly desperately in need I have given them a little help but I cant do very much on my small salary Please ask your Goodfellows to nelp them Thais the story Goodfellows Will you help or will they still live without furniture and soon without even a single bed And there nre literally hundreds of similar cases where the need is not quite so complete but where families are barely keeping body anc soul together Wont you send mail or bring your donation to The Bluebird at The Tribune today Goodfellows Its so little we can give and so much they can receive from our giving A B C D E F Although much has been said in he last few years about the Gov ernments alphabetical institutions such as the NRA CCC SERA PWA CWA and so forth only a relatively few persons are aware that the City of Oakland has been conducting much of its business along alphabetical lines since July 1 1911 The city was incorporated in 1852 and its Board of Trustees or City Council began adopting ordinances for the betterment of the public or whatever the ordinances were adopted for By July 1 1911 the city had 3314 ordinances cluttering its books and it was contended that 3314 ordinances are somewhat hard to handle and stack so on July 1 1911 the City Council decided that every ordinance thereafter would be tagged New Series which was abbreviated to NS Ordinance Number 1 N S therefore went nto the books Untied SlntrsMarine Corns IlQadqunr Ipr Department n the Pacific Ran Francisco nnnnnnccil the following chnnKns of officers Cnnt W Wright A P M On November 13 W1 reported at nnd de Inched from Hcndrjnnrlers Department of the ricirin relieved Irom nil acllvn duly and directed In proceed homennl fissiimo Ihe status of a retired IicutCol Loury B Stcphenvm Irfi rni orders modified jnsofTr rlcfchrd present slatinn and duties Tinuary K Jfl3r aulhoriycd to proceed to Asiatic Slnlion VM S H President Pierce inc from San Francinctj on or ahaut Tanuirv II jrur Col Waller N Hill reported Novem ber in 1M1 am nssirncd duly ns Of in Chnrtfe Western Recruiting Hi vision IieutCol Tulinn P WiHrny Present orders modi fieri insofar directed lo pro rred lo Kentlle Wash Ihencc to Ilic MarinenirrackT Pucot Sound Navy Ynrrl Hremerlon Wash for duty Second Jieul Lloyd Ff Flellly Prp craft Pacific Building Benefit whist p m 803 Athens Avenue Thanksgiving whist p m imhurst Rcbekah Lndge No 277 O O F Hnll Ninetysecond Ave ue and East Fourteenth Street Benefit whist evening Oakland of Eagles I OO F Hall Eleventh and Franklin Streets Thanksgiving whist p m ruitvnle Circle No 585 Neighbors f Woodcraft East Fourteenth Itrcet Sergei Rachmaninoff evening at Auditorium Theater Annual whist p m Oakland odge of Moose Moose Club Twelfth and Clay Streets was an EPIC man I ROOKS COST 3 CENTS Secoud Licul William MrKcan gaining ground Japanese in London are getting into a corner The Census Bureau is all upset by New Deal innovations Copyrinht 1M4 for Tho Trlbuno FOOTBALL INCREASE RALEIGH N times are coming back to North that is if recordattendance crowds at football games this year can be used as a yardstick of returning prosperity AND SOLD FOK 15 CENTS By one means nr another we were managing to get the book circu lated We were not permitted to sell literature in schoolhousf meet is one of the devices by which the reactionaries keep the people from getting new ideas But there was no way to keep people from buying books on the sidewalk outside nnr to keep me from telling them that the books were on sale outside The books cost about three cents a copy to manufacture and the End Poverty League sold them for fifteen cents R copy or six dollars a hundred Many of the un employed earned their keep by selling these books at meetings they learned to follow me around and one even made a trip to San Francisco in my wake The Leagueprinted edition after edition of I of Cali fornia OTie total to election day amounted to 225000 copies After several months of traveling and answering I knew SINCLAIR TELLS STORY I I OF FINANCIAL REALS The story went on And so on down the line motion pictures plays shows rodeos food and other merchandising auction sales ban quets and what nots And for the personal profit of Sinclair to the potential tune of a quarter of a mil lion dollars The answer to all this is that I had never had anything to do with any of these attempts of the End Poverty League to earn money for its work and had never derived a cent of profit from any of thcin at that time I had per sonally contributed more than to the work of the League in one form or another and when I have finished the writing of this present book and turned it over to the League to help earn money to pay its debts I shall go on a lecture tour to earn money to pay the debts which I myself have incurred This mess of falsehoods was taken up and reprinted all over the Stale of California Three supposed to be respectable newspapers of the central part of the state the Sac ramento Bee the Fresno Bee and the Modesto Bee published arid edited by C K three of prlnted this bytrieLosAngeles inrlcd November 21 inrn nnl nssiKned lulv at Hie Mnrinc Corps Base N O B Snn Diesrt Cpl Willircl n nepcrled No vember 21 103 and assigned fluly will he Sixth Marines Fleet Mnrinc Force M C N O n Sm Dicio First Lieut Thnmis O Mctnrland Mn nnrlcd November 21 IMI directed tn rc nort to Commjnrlinn Offieer U S S Henderson November 24 IflrH for Irnns portntion To Hie Const Second Lirud Russell Lloyd Reported November 22 lo pro eeerl overland to tbe Mirino Birrncks Nnvnl Torpedo Slillnn Newport n I ulhorized deliy of Iwo months en roule Following nnmcd reported No vember 22 1M4 nnd directed In report lo the CommandinK Offienr U S S Henderson for transporlition to the Ens Cont via that vessel Echedtilcrl to call from San Francisco on or about Novem ber 26 19S4 Second Lieut Joseph P McCaffery and Chief Quartermaster Clerk Charles F Burrall WRESTLER IS INTTJRKD Otis Crum 31 iron worker o 1036 Fortyseventh Street v treated at Alamcda County Hospita today for cuts on the left side o his head sustained he said whil wrestling in liis apartment with friend William Fordson ol 133 Myrtle Street Times and without taking th trouble to ask me whether ther was any truth in the charges I 1 wereso foolish as to sue for libe I would meet a jury and a Icga system afraid of these newspaper and would be throwing away m lime and money What I do is t publish the facts here and leav these wealthy slanderers to th scorn of I To CCoryrleht 1B34lot Reef 11 is be lieved by some that Captain James J Carey was responsible for the tragedy He was not on the bridge at the lime the ship ran ground In the og it is re orled TOMORROW Tribune radio broadcast over KLX Whist 2 p in St Leos Parish all Howe nnd Ridgeway S trod 5 Whist afternoon St Patricks Mothers Club Tenth and Pqralfn Lecture 8 p m Prof Worth Ryder Ravenna and Capua aus lices Forum City Club Theater Whist 8 p m Rock Ridge Lodge A M Masonic Temple 5449 College Avenue Thanksgiving whist B p m incred Heart Church Fortieth nnrl Grove Streets Thanksgiving whist 8 p m SONS nnd Daughters of Norway Norway Hall 3R2n Piedmont Avenue Benefit concert for crippled chil dren Dino TJnrgioli p m nl Auditorium Theater Piny Miracle nf ROKGE p m St Elizabeth High School 7550 Thirtyfourth Avenue Thanksgiving whist R p m Castro Valley Improvement Club School Auditorium Dance evening Young Judaea Club Jewish Community Center 732 Fourteenth Street Thanksgiving whist p m St Louis Bcrlrnnd Church Hall 101st Avenue and East Fourteerill Street Thanksgiving whist p m SI Tnrlnthn Hall Fruilvale and Mon tana Avenues SERA County Wages in 4 Months SANTA CRUZ Nov State Emergency Relief Administr tion has expended in salarie for unemployment relief in Ihf County during the past four month The payroll for the week endin Friday amounted to the high est in anyone week since the ac ministration opened itsworkher USUALLY OF But on July 1 1931 the city got self a new form of government called the CouncilManager form and as 4840 of the NS ordinances had been adopted by that time it was decided to start numbering the ordinances as parts of the Coun cilManager Series So Ordinance Number 1 C M S was formally adopted To date there have been 450 C M C ordinances adopted Adding these to the 4849 N S ordinances and the 3314 ordinances which got along without any initials it is found that the city has adopteda grand total of 8619 ordinances of which the majority are tagged with alphabetical designations This does not include the City Councils reso lutions which are about as ous as the ordinances and are tagged the same way HIT THE ECK Saleof the Ncwsboye of The Tribune nt cnded their first annual Thanks iving feed last night at Piedmont avilion Lets try and make this Christ mas happy for as many needy fam ilies ns we can Your donations even though they may be small are literally worth their weight in gold to The Bluebird who can got the things these unfortunates need with them Wont you make your donation to day HERES ANOTHER CASE And this case Goodfelplows will you help Since you are doing business at the old stand perhaps you can give us n lift little did we think we would be on the other side of the fence but here we are We nre not after asking what most others for scrnps of material for rugs or quilts For nearly two years we have had a home minus n balhtub we keep going but nothing left over for a bath tub fund with some scraps of ma Miss Blanche Kummcr musical di cctor of Stanford University rtl ectnd a minntrel show given by the Roys Glee Club last night Thousands of drvout citizens of crert fhinks in the citys churches t Thanksgiving services today BULLETINS LONDON Nov hun Ired British sailors were killed in tan tly today when the British Battleship Bulwark was blown up off Sheerness The blast occtirred vhile ammunition was being loaded n the ships magazine Officials de clared it accidental terials I could make some rugs nice enough to sell and get a bath tub Imagine locking up your bath room for n couple of years and get an Idea of what were going through Theres R letter Goodfelloxvs Down to the ragged edge but still smiling Lets get started Goodfellows and raise the biggest Bluebird funt weve ever raised Lets try anc take care of if it be only in a small way all the families who seek n little cheer a little help a Christmas time Goodfelloxvs who have already answered the call are Previously acknowledged A Friend 500 Mrs D 200 Three Aces ZOO Total S3925 LONDON Nov rom Poland say that the German roulo is completed The Germans inve met disaster especially in righting between the Warla and Vistula Rivers it is said sronrs RENO Nov and Nevada clashed here in a Thanks giving rugby game today the Bears winning 38 to 3 L A Ruling on Loan Interest Appealed LOS ANGELES Nov UR A municipal court ruling supporting the constitutionality of a State limiting interest on building and loan certificates to 4 per cent will be appealed S Kalpern unsuccess ful plaintiff in the nclion announced today Ruling on Halperns suit to col lect i per cent interest as provided in his certificates Municipal Judge Thurmond Clarke invalidated his claims on the ground emergency legislation of the State Legislature affixed 4 per cent as the maximum collectable HaJpcrn said the oues Six Pedestrians Robbed by Thugs SAN FRANCISCO Nov 2fi Purse sunLchcrs and bandits victim ized six persons over the end The heaviest loser was George Roger 70 Third Street He was robbed of by two men John S Abrato 357 Broadway William P Carolyn 3652 Twentieth Street and Adolph Rinele 327 Locust Streetwere also holdup victims Mrs Christine Blanchi fiG2 Twen tieth Avenue nnd Mrs Beatrix Lyons 1848 Franklin Street lost topurse grabbers old Alaska Packer windjammers is bringing out a wealth of stories about the old timers and the men who trod their decks back in the days when they spread canvas wings and scudded efore the breath of Boreas The lav of Holland which at one time vas the semiclipper Homeward Bound hnd probably the most pic urcsque career of any of the old quare riggers At one time she had as skipper1 a aplain Thompson who was noted or cracking on sail In fact so pro nounced was the Old Man in that respect that it amounted almost to a mania The Homeward Bound lowever under Old Man Thompson ogged off some decidedly last pas sages in her time He believed in carrying all the canvas the old looker could hoist At one time he lad shipped a new mate who was not onto the Old Mans ways It came on to blow and Captain Thompson was in his glory The ship was carrying everything alow and aloft even to the skysails The Homeward Bound raced along lieeled faT over until the water was scooting through the scruppers Giving a glance around Captain Thompson turned to the mate and remarked Im goin below for forty winks Call me Mister in case itcomes up to blow He turned about and dis appeared leaving the mate alone on the poop The wind screeched through the nut rigging and the canvas onthe yards bellied out until it threatened In pop The new mate stood it for about 15 minutes and then he could stand the strain no longer He hur ried below to awaken Captain Thompson The latter came up on deck and took a squint at the weather and then at the straining canvas Next he pulled a sack of tobacco from his pocket and leisurely rolled a cigarette Casting an eye aloft he remarked Mister guess ye better have lh men shake out that tgansil Im goin to turn in Call me if it comes on to blow The Old Man wont below leaving on deck a mate who was almost out from nervous prostration The Homeward Bound didntal ways escape unscathed Oh August 8 1903 she came through the Golden Gate with a large part of her sails Ball Player Robbed Of Money Checks James J Powers 6729 Manor Crest reported to police the theft in currency in thiee separate pay checks and in small change While playing baseball with iriends at BayviewPark Eight eenth nnd Wood Streets thieves pried open the changeroom Cocker gone and under jury rig En route from Antwerp to the Golden Gate the ship met with a terrific storm off the South American coast Her rudder stock was carried away and most of her sails went astern under the whipping of the winds She was two months making the remainder of the run to San Francisco A stop had to be made at Easter Island so i provisions could be secured to con tinue the voyage On another run from China to San s Francisco the Homeward Bound came near foundering The arrival of a steam schooner which f big craft in tow was all that saved r her from going to Davy locker C CLUB VALLEJO 28fr derson will be presi T7o1 1 i4 Club First tion affects California Invcst iair where Povycrs had hung his ;