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Leased Wire TWENTY EIGHTH YEAR HOOVER AM) CUTIS HEAD G. 0. P. TICKET HIGHEST HONORS GIVEN BY PARTY TO TWO ORPHANS SELECTION OF CURTIS TO BE RUNNING-MATE MAY HELP IN RESTORING GOOD -FEELING By ItAYMOND CLAPPER (United Press Staff Correspondent) CONVENTION HALL, Kansas City, Mo., June 15.—Herbert Hoover of California, for president. Charles Curtis, of Kansas, for vice president. That is the Republican ticket for 1928—two men who started as orphans at the bottom of life’s ladder —one the child of an lowa blacksmith, the other a little Indian jockey boy on the plains of Kansas. Curtis was one of the anti-Hoover presidential candidates and his selection for vice president there fore tends to restore harmony between the factions. This two orphans ticket is ideal to meet the ex pected Democratic nomination of Governor Alfred E. Smith, graduate of Fulton FCh Market. Curtis is an administration regular, but voted for the McNary-Haugen bill although refusing to vote to override the President’s veto. He is popular in the farm belt and is expected to strengthen the ticket in the middle west. / J Curtis’ nomination was by a, vote of 1012 with Vice President i I’awes rcceiving 11, former Attor ney General Ekcra of Wisconsin lit, Hanford MacNidor, former assist a lit secretary of war, and 1 not \ ot inn The convention then made the nomination unanimous by acclama tion. Senator Borah, the chief noinina lor of ('art is. made a brief lauda tory speech for his candidate and then a string of other nominating speeches anil seconding speeches I olli wed. The session suffered somewhat from an atmosphere of anti climax hut i art is, t hanking tin 1 convention for its vote, was given tremendous applause as was his pretty daugli hr, Mrs. I,eona Knight, Hhode Is land, who seconded his nomination in a three line speech. Several rout in,, resolut ions con eluded the session. To the strains o'f “ Auld Lang Syne" the convention adjourned and delegates started homeward to make ready for the great battle of tlie November elections. CON V TINTS >X HALL, Kansas City, Mo., dune 11. The Republi can national convention convened here at noon today to hear first a message from Herbert Hoover, its presidential nominee, and then to i house his running mate. Some of the fir,* and /.eat which bail marked Hoover's overwhelming nomination last night and a spirit, ol haste to turn footsteps home ward marked the opening. Chairman Moses presented to the delegates an inspiring message from the party's new leader, Sec retary lloover, in which ti,. prom ised if elected to foster a maintain ed national defense and continuance of government economy as well as a policy of aiding farmers insofar as possible while also protecting American workmen and business men from foreign competition. Pointing to a new era and new forces in our national life, Hoover pledged himself to foreign commerce and to develop natural resources, following in his administration, if elected the footsteps of President Coolidge. The convention was slated, bar long the unforeseen, to name Senator Charles Curtis of Kansas, Senate majority chief, as vice presidential nominee. This had been ‘‘cyl and dried ’by the morning state caucuses and leaders’ conference. Delegates had taken advantage of the opportunity offered by a mid day session to catch up on sleep lost during the week and it was not un til just a few minutes before noon that the bulk had arrived. Chairman Moses called delegates to come to order at noon, rapping sharply to get the knots of talkers apart and in their seats. Moses had trouble getting the i (Continued on Page Three) Imperial Valley Press HUGE JUDGMENT AGAINST BANK IN SUPERIOR COURT A million dollar judgment was re turned by .lodge Vaughn X. Thomp son in superior court this morning. The judgment was returned in the case of the First Central Nat ional I’ank of Calexico against the I’irst National Hank of Calexico following a default hearing, At torney 11. S. MacKinnon of Calexico appearing as counsel for the plain tiff. The court found for the plaintiff Mid against the defendant in the sum of $1,01X1.000 with interest in the sum of *8,.351>.t>,s anil attorney s fees in the sum of $100,020. The complaint was based on a promissory note given by the de fendant to tli,. plaintiff in April, 1027, in Hi" sum of *1.0H1,240.19. The note was for a period of *lO days. The note showed that some payments en the principal and some interest payments had been made, baling a balance dlle of $1,090,000 and some interest. Nii appearance was made by the defendants in court this morning, tli,, judgment of the court being re turned after testimony of the plain tiff had been entered. It is under stood that the note was given in comieetion with the merger of the two banks some time ago. Blackmer to Face Federal Charge ll> I nltcil Press I.enMCil M Ire DENVER, Colo., .lime 11.—-Henry Hluckmer, multi-millionaire oil man was indicted by a federal grand jury here today on charges of mak ing irregular income tax returns. The action of the jury followed the filing by federal authorities on tax liens totalling *8,408,935 on Blackmer’s property in Denver and New Vork. Blackmer fled to Eu lope in 1024 to escape testifying be fore the Senate Teapot Dome com mittee regarding the activities of the Continental Trading company in connection with the leasing of the naval reserve to Harry F. Sinclair. The indictment was considered here as the first direct move of the government to force his return to the United States. DIVORCEE TO WED X > t illicit Press I.ciihi'il Wire LOS ANGKLKS, June 15.—Anne Hcrh'iibacli, divorced wife of Paul Herlenbach, well known pugilist will leave here today for Nogales, Son- i ora, Mexico, where she will marry Albert Jay Robinson. LIVELY BATTLE BEING WAGED IN BRIGHTJHEARING Evidence Shows Some of Seized Cantaloupes to He Harrigan’s Tin- third round in the clash to (ween Prod If. Bright, grower and shipper of cantaloupes, and B. A. llarrigan, horticultural commission er, is scheduled to he waged in Judge I. Mayfield’s court this aft ernoon. Thus far the battle is a liout even up, Bright having suc ceeded in making llarrigan more or less of a eo defendant in the; action hut being unable to prove himself as innocent. The prosecution presented, its case yesterday afternoon with in spectors working under llarrigan testifying to stopping the truck of melons ciiroutc to San Diego, and ordering it returned to the Bright, shed. Evidence was entered to the effect that nine crates of canta loupes on the load were over-ripe and sunburned. These nine crates of melons were seized by the horticultural depart ment and were held as evidence. The defense, however, in eross (|Uestioning the prosecution witness es and in the questioning of their own witnesses, have sought to bring (nit that three of the nine crates were picked and packed on the llarrigan acres. The evidence a long this line is rather decisive, slips showing that the poor melons were checked against the llarrigan account . In establishing this, the defense however, lias not aided its own case in a material way but it was brought out in an effort to make the prosecution present the seized melons and crates in court as evi ; deuce. Tlu* prosecution was Unable to do so, it being declared that the melons had been thrown out when they became rotten and the crates stolen. ! Through other witnesses the de fendant claimed that the melons re -1 jeeted had been held at the Bright shed for some time before the truck i was dispatched to San Diego in an effort to have them inspected by the horticultural department men. It was brought out that continued ef forts to obtain an inspector bad been unavailing and that finally the melons had been sent out with only inspection by the Bright inspector. 11l Feeling Shown It was further testified that Bright wrote a note, giving it to the driver of the truck, explaining that the melons had not been in spected and asking that if stopped on the highway, the inspector do the job there and allow the truck to proceed, unloading any of the melons that failed to pass inspeo- ■ tion. The hearing thus far has brought out that there is considerable ill feeling in a personal way centered about the ease and the judge has been kept busy sustaining object (ions and overruling others in his i efforts to keep it out of the case. J At one time til’s morning it was | necessary for him to caution the; jurors to disregard any personal | wars. The ease is expected to be com- i plctod this afternoon. Fred Bright was called by the defense just be fore noon but adjournment was tak en early because of the necessity for the appearance of Kilward B. Pat terson, prosecuting attorney, in superior court. * - j Bank Stocks In | Slight Loss IIV I'nllril PrcMM I.cnnnl Wire > ■ 1 BAN FRANCISCO, June 11. | Bank of Italy and Baneitaly corpor ation showed overnight losses ut the I opening of the San Francisco Stock Exchange today. Bank of Italy, opened at 2Hi%, an overnight drop of 3,*4 points. It climbed to 217' \ on early sales, then reacted to 217. Baneitaly lost 2% on overnight sell ing, opening at 139%. It sold down ! to 139 and then recovered to 139%. The largest individual loss was taken by Bank of America stock, another Ginnnini issue. It opened at 215%, a drop of 12% points from Thursday’s high and closing price. ; Plant Opened At Scene of Flood II) l nlteil l*r«-NM l.caseil W ire LOS ANGELES, June 15.—A unit of the San Francisquito power plant, destroyed by the rush of wat ers when the St. Francis dam broke March 13 was in operation today, i The entire plant, situated just two miles below the water barrier, was taken away by the flood. COVERS THE VALLEY LIKE THE SUNSniNE EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1928 THE STANDARD BEARER 1874—Bern at West Branch, Ia„ son of a blacksmith. 1880 —Left an orphan and taken in by relatives in West Branch. 1886—Moved to Newburgh, Ore., to live with an uncle. 1888—Went to Portland, Ore., to shift for himself, working as clerk in a real estate office. 1891—Enrolled at Leland Stanford University, working his way through. 1895 —Graduated from Leland Stanford and went to work in a California gold mine, later joining the mining firm of Louis Janin. 1897—Went to Austra'ia as mining engineer for a British syndicate. 1899 — Married Misß Lou Henry of Monterey, Calif., and went to China as mining expert for the Chinese government. 1900— Helped other Ameri cans defend Tientsin during the Boxer rebellion. SENATOR CURTIS i ALSO ROSE FROM i HUMBLEST BIRTH 1 II) lulled I‘ri-MM I.cased W ire CONVENTION HALL, Kansas City, Mo., June 15.—From jockey boy to tli,. Republican candidate for vice president is the thumb nail story of Charles Curtis, —the des cendant of Chief White Plume of the Kansas tribe of Indians. | A short, stocky, dark skinned man j with straight black hair, ‘‘Charlie’’ i Curtis shows his Indian blood, ex ; cept that in temperament he is rather more jovial and easy going than ordinary red men. He was born near North Topeka, j Kansas, but when orphaned at the 1 age of five, he was sent to live with ! , relatives on an Indian reservation I ■ in Kansas. ! At l(i, he signed up as a jockey on j the Kansas tracks but he soon real ized that he had better get an edu cation so he worked as a newspaper | reporter in town and studied law at ; night. At 24, he was made prosecutor of Shawnee county, Kansas. In 1903. he tried for the Senate but was defeated, making it on the second attempt, however in 15>i»7.! lie was a victim of the Pull Moose j split in 1912 and was defeated but came back two years later. Curtis has been majority leader; of the Senate since the death of j llenry Cabot Lodge. This has given him a tremendous number of con tacts with persons in political life, and it has been his nature to make j the most of his friends. In choosing Curtis, the conven tion has not only sought to render; honor to him in compensation for; years of party devotion, but it has j picked a man who is tremendously ! popular in the farm belt and there- ! by strengthened th 0 ticket in one of, the weak spots of lloover. HERBERT HOOVER 1903—Entered partnership with a group of mining en gineers in London. 1906—Changed his legal resi dence to Palo Alto, Calif. 1914—1 n London when war broke out, was appointed to take charge of relief work in Belgium. * 1917—Returned to the United States to become food adminis trator. 1919 Made dictator general of relief work by allied pow ers and organized American Re lief Administration. 1920 Ran unsuccessfully for Republican nomination for pre sident. 1921 Made secretary of com merce in President Harding’s cabinet. 1927 Directed relief work in Mississippi flood. 1928 Became a candidate for Republican nomination for pre sident. !Wisconsin Gives Cordial Greeting To The President Hy lulled Pres* I.eased \Mrt‘ SUPERIOR, \Vi«„ .1 uue 15.—-The state of Wisconsin, honored hy tlit? visit of the nation's chief execu tive, greeted President and Mrs. t’alvin Coolidge here today with an acclaim that was noth clamorous and understanding in its courteous weleonie of Mrs. < nidiilgc, who was confined to the presidential train hy illness. The presidential train arrived here shortly after 10 a. in., drawing up alongside an open station shed, i where an official reception commit tee had gathered. Mr. Ooolidge stepped from the train immediately after it eame to a stop. lie was received formally hy a delegation which included Governors Zimmerman of Wisconsin and Christianson of Minnesota. Although enabled hy a specially installed radio set to keep abreast of the convention developments at Kansas City, the president retired' last night before the nominating’ speeches had been concluded and, was asleep when Herbert Hoover "as named as the Republican candi date. Apparently Mr. Coolidge was more ! interested in a gold plated, non resident fishing license presented to him on the train at Madison, Wis.,, than in the direction of political winds. Tip. president is eager to get set tled on the island estate of the late! Henry Clay Pierce, and has given j consent to plans for the official] welcome at Superior. —— , Yuba county owners of 7000 acres ■ of land will cooperate with the state forester in brush-burning ex- j periments. VICTORY POM Selection Marks Epochal Step In History of Re publican Party. CHOICE ONE-SIDED Secretary Is Easy Winner on First Ballot Taken by Convention. By RAYMOND CLAPPER (United Press Staff Correspondent) KANSAS CITY, June 17. The Republican party selected Herbert Hoover of California for its ['resi dential nominee and in so taking has taken an epochal step. For the first time it has passed over the professional politicians and has picked a product of the indus | trial age, as the man best fitted in | its estimation, as the man to guide | the nation through the next four ! years. | The convention spoke decisively on this point. The ballot taken in j t (invention hall late last night gave Hoover the nomination with 837 ! votes. His nearest rival was Frank jO. Lowden of Illinois with 74. I Hoover was 763 ahead of his near est opponent—none of whom receiv j ed even a hundred votes in the con test. President Coolidge received | 1 7 voles. Jt was as decisive a victory as a Convention could give and the de j ision was made after the most ! searching kind of a campaign dur ing which Hoover’s life record was ! scrutinized closely by hostile eyes. 1 Now the Republican party has de -1 tided to cast its lot with this new sort of figure on the political hori zon, a young man as statesmen go, an engineer, a born organizer, a man of the machine age. Hoover is independent by temper ament—and so made enemies. He will be his own boss, as he always has been; and if he is elected it is probable a new conception of Amer ica’s greatest administrative office! might be developed—one more in keeping with modern times and less j tied to the traditions of "Washing- ; ton and Jefferson. During the campaign however, | there is little prospect that the , country will be kept awake nights j by Hoover torchlight parades and bands. Hoover himself is quiet, t shy—not given to ballyhoo. His I public speeches are always painful to himself and sometimes to his au- ! dience. I The demonstrations for him ini Convention hall last night probably , would have caused him to cringe with modesty, had lie been there. It was the only real show so far put on in this convention. When John 1,. MoXab of Cali fornia took the platform to place Hoover’s name in nomination, he violated the rule requiring that the name be held out until the end of (lie speech, and instead, mentioned it at tin' start. This, set off a demonstration which lasted 23 minutes, producing the most terrific mixture of noise from several thousand throats, scores of cowbells and other tumult makers. Utah delegates marched around the hall bearing a Inigo paper elephant on their shoulders. HOW TO STOP FALLING HAIR AND GET BETTER PORK CHOPS f'LA REMOXT, Calif., June —Localization in the gas trula of tritiums torosus (uro dele) as influenced by a ther mal gradient will lie one of the subjects discussed at today's meeting of the 12th annual Pacific division conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In all probability it will be more interesting and less com plicated than it sounds. Yes terday an outrageous title turn out to hear merely on the meth od of obtaining bigger and bet ter porkehops. Another title, unintelligible to the layman, merely concern ed the way salt eating stops the loss of hair. Still another brought on a discussion of in sect fights. Regarding the porkehops, Dr. Women Flyers Still Held Up ny I’nltril I’rcs* l.on«r<| Wire ST. JOHNS, X. E 4) June 15. —Two airplanes were poised today for a great trans-Atlantic air race with their women commanders eagerly scanning weather reports before giving the signal that will start the contest. The Fokker airplane Friendship was at Trcpassy Bay while Miss Amelia Earliart, Wiliner Stultz and Lou Gordon attempted to decide whether to try the long flight on 750 gallons of gasoline. The Bellanca monoplane Colum bia was at Harbour Grace where Miss Mabel 8011, Captain Oliver C. Leboutillier and Captain Arthur Argles waited for favorable weath er. CANTALOUPE MEN PLAN TO START ! CLEARING HOUSE An effort is under way for the establishment of a clearing house j for cantaloupes in Imperial Valley and at a meeting to be held Satur day at 8 p. in. at Elks club, Brawlev plans for the organization of such clearing house will be perfected. A call has been sent out to all growers,-shippers, chambers of com | merce representatives and to vari j ous industrial centers interested in ! furthering the development of can j taloupes. Donald C. Coon, managing uirect jor of the Vineyardists Association* | of California, will be present at the j meeting and will assist in bringing j about the organization. Hi' has had I considerable experience in this j work. Other prominent men of the j Pacific Coast region w ill be pres , ent. It is believed by those backing i the project that with a clearing j house system it will lie possible to j ship 23 per cent more cantaloupes j out of the valley and that a better I profit can lie realized per crate than | the present price returns. Full cooperation is necessary to j make the movement a success and j j if it is found that immediate organ- I ization can be effected, it is expect- j !»d that the movement will have aj j bearing on the present season. The persons planning tin l organ-! j ization are therefore anxious that ; j all chamber of commerce officials, I ; railroad representatives, bankers, and others interested in cantaloupes lie present at the meetng. Tt is be- I lieved that the handling of melons I through a clearing house, central 1 izing the exporting of the crop will jbe of great advantage to all con ,corned. Wilshire Church j Goes Bankrupt - Hy Vnlfeil PreN* l.ensei! Wire I.ON .WGKI.KS, Juno Id. - List- ! ing assets above liabilities, the Wilshire liottlevard Congregational i church has filed petition in volun-! tarv bankruptcy. Total debts are: $30(>,004.1id while assets are $6112,- '06.07 according to the petition. The Wilshire church for more than two years has been engaged in j a factional fight centering on itsj militant pastor, Dr. Prank Dyer, j In removing him from fellowship, j the Los Angelos Congregational as-] soeiation charged him with conduct | unbecoming a Congregational mill-] inter, including mismanagement of! financial affairs. Dr. Dyer said his! friends intended to buy in the i , church. : L Hanzlik told the conven tion that iodine iu prescribed doses would make a porker mar ketable in 100 instead of the usual 120 days. Dr. Hanzlik did not advocate general use of the discovery un til it has been better adapted Nome of the hogs which under went the experiment didn’t turn out any porkehops, he said. Dr. Hanzlik also made it known that regular consump tion of iodized table salt tend ed to keep human hair from falling out. Iho fight against various crop destroying insects was re lated to the conference. A cer tain species of beetle is more effective than chemicals in eliminating the Australian mealy bug, one of the menaces to citrus orchards, it was said. Bar.k Clearing* $104,614.48 PRICE FIVE CENTS 'MEMBERS or CREW RESCUED " S* Three Survivors of Nobile Disaster Reported Taken Aboard Steamer. SEEK COMPANIONS Thirteen of “Italia’s’* Men Still Missing on Arctic Wastes By ERIC BERNDSEN (U. P. Special Correspondent) KINGS BAY, Spitzbergen, Juno li. Three members of the crew of the lust dirigible Italia, stranded tor three weeks in the bitterly cold Arctic wastes, have been rescued according to an unconfirmed story hunters told today when they hoard ed the steamer Braganza off North east la ml. The three including Fenn Malm gren, were rescued by a relief expe dition sent oiit bv the Norwegian steamer Hobby and now are aboard that craft, reports said. The Braganza readied Northeast land last night. As the rugged steamer, chartered by General Um berto Nubile’s own government, cruised into the ice-dotted waters the huntsmen were taken aboard. They immediately told the grati fying news that the Hobby party had rescued three men who had made the adventurous and disas trous tour over the North Pole tho latter part of May. They did not say, according to advices here, where the three had been found. It was presumed that the three men were those who split from Gen eral Nobile's immediate party after that group of nine had been left stranded on an ice block when the big dirigible suddenly sank and scraped of one gondola. If the story of the huntsmen is found true, that will leave 13 men to be accounted for. Six are in the party with Nobile now huddled about a silken red tent on floating ice, waiting for rescue and suffer ing from cold, exposure and hunger. Seven others remained with tho dirigible when it was blown east ward after its sudden descent, in which the gondola carrying the nino members was broken. They have not been heard from since the disaster on May 23. KINGS BAY, Spitzbergen, Juno 13.—A heavy southwest storm last night hit the little encampment on the Arctic iee in which six of tho crew of the polar dirigible Italia arc waiting rescue, General Umber to Nobile, the Italia’s commander, radioed the supply ship Pitta di Mi lano today. What effect the storm had on tho crew and the silken tent, in which they have taken refuge, Nobile’s first message did not say. Man Injured As Autos Crash A'. Coiistoncion of Imperial and F. o. Kent of Kl C"ntro were tho drivers of two automobiles figuring in an accident on the Calexico high way last night. Machines were being held up hy traffic polio,, at the 15 mile cross ing and the driver of one of tint cars failed to stop and crashed into the rear of the other machine, i’nilcy was quite badly injured, suffering a deep laceration over tho right eye from broken glass. He was taken to the < alexieo hospital where the injury was attended. What’s Doing j TONIGHT Airdomc Theater: “Lovo Me ard the World Is Mine.” Radio : KGEN, 6 to 10 p. in. I Calexico Airdome: Boxing, j 8:40 p. m. I. V. Pyramid No. 37, A. E. O. I Sciots: Masonic temple, i Indoor baseball • Wilson Field, | 7: IS p. m. I Baseball meeting: Press office, | 7:30 p. m. I TOMORROW | Radio : KGEN, 11 a. m. to Ip.