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Nev-Cal Request For
Restraint Order Fails
behind the news
WASHINGTON, D. C.—Although
Representative Hamilton Fish, Jr.,
denies that he is managing Senator
William E. Borah’s campaign for the
Republican presidential nomination
—he says that Borah is managing
his own campaign and Borah does
not altogether admit that he is
a candidate—the fact remains that
the New York congressman is fight
ing for the Idaho statesman with
a deal o* vigor.
Fish is no negligible considera
tion as a supporter, either.
He is a capable politician. He
has plenty of money, with which
to finance preliminary spaae-work.
And he knows the country By no
means is he a hidebound eastern
er. He has toured 40 of 48 states
in recent months, studying them
intensively. The Fish family is
not exclusively eastern, anyway. It
long was prominently identified
with the Illinois Central railroad,
right through the adjoining areas
of mid-western corn and mid-south
ern cotton.
Fish appears to have started
his latest survey of the United
States with his personal G. O. P.
presidential canditatorial possibili
ties in mind.
Or perhaps his lieutenants were
the folk who gave the impression.
Their version was that he was the
individual they were trying to nom-
(Continued on Page 3, Col. 6)
Imperial Valley Press
Today, you—Mr. and Mrs. Reader, receive a new,
improved, complete IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS.
It boasts much additional content such as editor
ial matter, current comments, comic strips and myr
iad additional features.
came under the same ownership, you were promised a
better newspaper. The past three months have shown
us how to provide it. Here it is, and you will see more
and more improvement as time goes along.
Heretofore, separate features were published in
The Post and The Press. For you to receive all it was
necessary to buy both papers. Henceworth, however,
the PRESS will bring you everything, offering double
value at no increased cost!
Starting today, you will receive just such an is
sue regularly. The PRESS will be issued as usual ex
cept that instead of a Saturday night issue you will
receive a Sunday joint POST-PRESS edition. This
substitution results from countlass requests by our
readers indicating that you, too, prefer a Sunday
paper rather than a Saturday night issue.
Publication of THE MORNING POST will con
tinue. It will be much the same as the PRESS with
the addition of night news and will be designed pri
marily for subscribers who receive their paper by mail.
Some of the newcomers to the pages of the
PRESS have been seen in the several joint editions re
cently published on holidays. In event you have not
yet made their acquaintance, let us introduce:
“News Iteliind The News”, comments from Wash
ington by Ray Tucker, and other famous Washington
correspondents giving you the very latest information
from the nation’s capital.
“Wall Street and Politics”, similar expert observa
tions from New York, the “financial capital of the
United States.”,
“Old Home Town”, one of the most famous and
costly of comic cartoons, drawn by Lee W. Stanley.
Occasional sports cartoons by Krenz, out-stand
ing sports artist.
“Auction Philosophy”, a short editorial page col
'umn by I). L. Zinn, well known El Centro business man
with a flair for witty observation.
And these finest of the fine comic strips which
every boy and girl (both young and grownup) will
learn to love:
Mickey Mouse, drawn by Walt Disney who needs
no introduction. Mickey starts a new adventure so
you can join right in at the beginning.
Secret Agent X-9: —the most heroic of all detec
tives in his adventures which outrank those of Sher
lock Holmes, Vilo Vance and all the rest put together.
Etta Kent —the girl friend of collegiate age who
typifies the modern American girl! Girls and boys,
step up and meet her.
Joe Jinks, —who can describe Joe. Let him get ac
quainted in his own manner.
Broncho Bill— the young kid with the wild west
Ella Cinders —Ella isn’t with us today, but will
be in tomorrow’s issue.
Imperial Valley Press
F. D. R. Forecasts Work Relief Deficit
Of Between One and Three Billions
For 1937 Fiscal Year
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. (UP) —President Roosevelt
today submitted to congress a balanced budget for regular
federal expenditures in the 1937 fiscal year, a budget
which no doubt will have to be greatly revised in view of
the Supreme Court decision outlawing AAA.
Mr. Roosevelt forecast a work'
relief deficit of $1,000,000,000 to
Mr. Roosevelt withheld from
congress estimates of the size of
the work relief appropriation to
be sought this spring. He said,
only, that the appropriation would
be ‘‘far less” than the $4,880,000,000
when congress grudgingly voted
last year.
The message forecast the second
largest' annual revenue in Ameri
can history for the next fiscal
year—55,654,000,000. Mr. Roosevelt
said that income would give him
a $5,000,000 surplus of receipts over
regular expenditures in the 1937
fiscal year —still excluding the
prospective relief appropriation
which will be determined and re
vealed in March or later.
This budget showed that seven
depression years will more than dou
ble the national debt—from $15,-
000,000,000 in 1930 to $31,000,000,000
(Continued on page 3, Column 5)
Need of Medical
Attention Leads
To Capture
Climaxing an intensive
manhunt which has contin-
I ued since December 28, when
! T. Sugimoto, Japanese ranch
foreman was robbed of a
$250 payroll and shot in the
arm by a group of Filipinos, An
selmo Cabaybag and Arturc Anti
porda confessed Sunday to Deputy
Sheriff Frank P. McCaslin that
they took part in the robbery.
One of the members of the hold
up gang, Primitovo Cabuena, is
dead of a gunshot wound received
in the robbery. The necessity of
obtaining hospital treatment for
Cabuena led to the capture of his
companions and Fermin C. Barry,
another Filipino, hired to take
them to Los Angeles in his auto
mobile after the robbery, according
to Sheriff Robert Ware.
Teddy Qisililen and Estive Vera,
alleged to have been present when
the holdup was staged, did not
leave with Cabaybag, Antiporda
and Cabuena but took the machine
and gun used to the Anderson Fili
pino camp south east of Mt. Sig
nal store and remained there until
having an opportunity to take the
car to Calexico. They stored the
automobile in a Calexico garage
and departed for Los Angeles on
the stage and still are at large.
Cabaybag, Antiporda and Cab
uena in Barry's automobile left
via Calexico, Holtville, Calipatria
and the North Shore road, the
sheriff said. This road was blocked
by officers but the change in auto
mobiles and number of Filipinos in
the group, aided in the escape,
officers said.
At Indio, however, it was neces
sary to obtain treatment for Cab
uena and the hospital report to
police led to the capture. Cabuena
(Continued on Page 3, Col. 8)
Man Stabbed In
Brawl at Dance
Bobbie Robinson, said to be a
taxi dancer who arrived in El Cen
tro recently, is alleged to have
been- the cause of a brawl at the
El Centro Taxi dance on Broad
way Sunday night which resulted
in Johnnie Bermio being rushed lo
an El Centro hospital for treatment
of stab wounds.
Other taxi dancers and the
Robinson woman were said to have
exchanged slaps ivuith the result
that Filipinos at the hall took
sides with their favorites. During
the fight, Bermio was stabbed.
Police were summoned but when
they arrived they were told no one
was injured. Later, it developed
that Bermio’s friends had taken
him to the hospital.
Bermio is said to have been stab
bed twice in the back but physi
cians said Monday his condition
was not serious.
The taxi dancer, Paul Retulal,
Circlo Gorasp and Santido Royon
were arrested and taken to police
headquarters following the fight
but were released, no complaint
having been filed against' them.
Police and Imperial county dep
uty sheriffs are searching for a
Filipino believed to have been the
knife wielder.
Judge Refuses to
Grant Further
Construction of the Im
perial Irrigation District’s
stand-by power plant at
Brawley can go forward af
ter Saturday, Jan. 11, with
out hindrance by a temporary re
straining order.
Federal Judge Harry A. Hollzer,
Los Angeles, Monday denied the
Nev-Cal Electrical Securities com
pany’s request for a continued re
straining order pending appeal of
Judge Hollzer‘s recent decision by
which he ruled that the district
might proceed with the power
Chief Counsel Harry W. Horton
of the irrigation district iwon the
court victory, but must remain in
Los Angeles until 10 a.m. Wednes
day for further arguments on set
tlement of findings and signing of
The federal district court in
formed the power company that
it will not continue the restrain
ing order in effect. Such contin
uance had been requested until the
federal circuit court can hear an
appeal from the district court’s de
cision against the Nev-Cal com
Work Halted
Work on the power plant had
been halted by a temporary re
straining order granted during the
time the suit was on file in the
district court. Losing in their plea
that the law under which the ir
rigation district may engage in the
power business is unconstitutional,
attorneys for the Nev-Cal com
pany requested that the restrain
ing order be ordered to remain in
effect until they could take the
case to a higher court.
Judge Hollzer’s latest ruling
means that the irrigation district
can proceed 'with construction
while the appeal is pending, Hor
ton said.
Eleven Women
Caught in Raid
In Westmorland
Sweeping down upon Westmor
land’s red light district, Sheriff
Robert Ware and a corps of dep
uties arrested 11 women in a sur
prise raid about 9 o’clock Satur
day night.
The raid came as the climax
of repeated complaints from West
morland citizens that the district
was thriving an open affront to
civic decency, the sheriff said.
All of the women were brougm,
to the cc/unty jail for arraignment
in Westmorland justice court Mon
day on vagrancy charges.
White women booked were Evel
yn Grey, 27; Lee Martin, 29; Ruby
Tellman, 24; Thelma Cameron, 23;
Iva Sargent, 44; Jean Noble, 23;
Wanda Smith, 28; Kay Johnson,
40; Verne Venson, 26. Negroes ar
rested were Anna Scott, 40; and
Thelma Bragdon, 27.
Each woman was given her choice
of spending 50 days in jail or pay
ing a SIOO fine. Only one, Thelma
Cameron, had paid the fine at noon
Beth Marie Dailey of El Centro
was slightly injured late Sunday af
ternoon neAr the San Diego and Ar
izona railway crossing and the
highway between El Centro and
Imperial when a machine in which
she was riding collided with a ma
chine driven by Lucha Singh, ac
cording to a report made to Califor
nia Highway patrolmen.
She was treated for a gash over
the right eye which she received
when her head struck the wind
shield. Ernest Brewer, driver of the
machine in which Miss Dailey was
riding, said he collided with the
Singh machine after passing a
truck. Miss Dailey was said to have
been the only one injured.
One Dead in Gas Blast
A three-story brick tenement house in the old Italian
quarter of Buffalo, N. Y., was wrecked by a gas explo
sion recently. One woman was killed and several other
persons were injured, including a little girl for whose
recovery slight hope is held.
Approximately 250 farmers in Imperial county will
be affected by the United States Supreme Court’s decision
outlawing the AAA, officials of the Imperial county farm
bureau estimated Monday.
Hogs and cotton are the only farm produce in Imper-
Tale of Harrowing
Ride Told by
A harrowing tale of hav
ing been slugged and kid
naped by two men and tak
en in his own automobile for
a terrorizing dash into Ari
zona, was told by Steve Ures of
San Jacinto at the Imperial coun
ty sheriff’s office Saturday after
Ures was taken to Brawley po
lice by a relative after the youth
arrived in the north end city
Friday night and Brawley police
asked him to tell his story to sher
iff Robert Ware and T. M. Sharp,
chief criminal investigator for the
sheriff’s office. After telling his
story, Ures left for San Bernar
dino and will contact officers there
in an attempt to establish the
identity of the men he said kid
naped him there.
The youthful barber said he went
to San Bernardino Thursday to
get a position in a beauty shop
but as the proprietor was out, he
was unable to see him. He said
(Continued on Page 3; Col. 7)
Into News
LOS ANGELES, Jon. (i. (UP) —Emerging from her
third appearance before the Los Angeles county grand
jury, the mother of Thelma Todd, blonde film actress,
summoned newspaper reporters and branded the inves
tigation of her daughter’s death as the work of “cheap
WASHINGTON, Jan. ti. (VP) —A resolution calling
for a congressional investigation of the Townsend old age
pension organization was introduced in the house today
by Ep. Marion Zioncheck, I)., Wash.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6. (UP) —Mathew Gag, 58-year
-old professional high diver, made his last thrilling dive
Poising himself on the eleventh floor of a downtown
building, he spread out his arms and in a perfect swan
dive, plunged to his death.
Hal Valley directly affected by the
decision, since they are the only
basic crops on 'which farmers here
received bounties. Wheat growers
will be affected indirectly, ac
cording to Scott B. Foulds, farm
bureau secretary. Wheat growers
here were ineligible to share in
bounties, but were benefitted by
high prices resulting from curtail
ment elsewhere, he added.
Hog growers will not feel the
decision to a great extent because
they are not producing the number
of hogs permitted them under AAA
provisions. Good prices probably
will continue because of the hog
shortage, it was pointed out. Im
perial county’s payments for hog
production control were second
largest in the state.
Prices to Drop
Cotton growers in the Colorado
river district will suffer, along
with those in Mexico, by the al
most inevitable increase in cotton
acreage, and a corresponding drop
in prices. Corn and hog growers
and cotton producers who have re
ceived bounty payments in this
county, however, number slightly
more than 250.
Officials here would not attempt
to guess whether the court deci
sion will have any affect on pro
ration schedules slated to go into
effect in the citrus industry this
month. Growers and shippers here
were inclined to feel that the pro
rate will not be affected, since the
marketing agreements refer to
shipments between states, and not
to crop control.
The AAA decision was received
by Imperial county agricultural
leaders as a severe blow to or
(Continued on Page 3, Col. 7)
Decision Makes Further Legislation
Appear Impossible Without
Constitutional Amendment
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. (UP)—The supreme court;
today struck down the New Deal’s farm recovery program
provided for in the AAA by holding the law an unconsti
tutional attempt to control production.
The decision was rendered with an opinion so sweep-
ing as to make reenactment of'"
any similar measure seem impos
sible without constitutional amend
ment—a long and difficult task.
Striking at the very heart of
the law, the decision held that
control of crop production even
by voluntary agreements and the
payment of bounties exceeded the
limitations placed on the power of
the federal government.
A stunning blow at what the
New Deal considers its outstanding
recovery achievement, the decision
left officials at least momentarily
uncertain as to their immediate
The decision was in such force
ful terms that it left no doubt that
the Bankhead Cotton Control Act
also would be declared invalid.
The decision served to strike
dcwn processing taxes on wheat,
rice, tobacco, corn, hogs, sugar
beets and sugar cane, paper, jute,
peanuts and rye, as well as cot
Crop Control Falls
Crop production control pro
grams for all these commodities
fell with the decision.
The decision was considered the
most important in political sig
nificance since the Civil War.
The issue of a constitutional
amendment was regarded as an
almost inevitable outcome, although
the exact form it would take was
The court based its decision on
the finding that AAA was an in
vasion of the right of the states.
It also held that the plan itself
was “in itself not voluntary.”
It was planned by ar’ linistra
tion leaders to submit ibstitute
legislation to congress wimout de
lay to replace the AAA to what
(Continued on Page 3, Col. 3)
Roosevelt Smiles
When Informed of
Court’s Decision
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. (U.R)—Pres
ident Roosevelt received news that
the supreme court had invalidated
his desk today and “held the sheet
of paper in front of him and smiled.”
News of the President’s first reac
tion was given by Secretary of War
George H. Dern, who was witn Mr.
"He just held the sheet of paper
in front of him on his desk and
smiled,” Dern said.
“The decision was not unexpect
ed.” said Vice-President John N.
The court’s decision threw the
house into excitement. Tire news
reached the floor as the President’s
budget message was being read. Re
publicans hailed it as a victory in
their fight against the New Deal.
Administration supporters were
Rep. John R. Mitchell, D.. Tenn.,
member of the house agriculture
committee, said it was regrettable
that the farm program could not be
permitted “to afford the relief for
which it was designed.”
“Some other legislation will be
needed immediately,” he said.
“It will have to be revised,” said
Sen. Arthur Capper, jr„ Kan., add
ing that the decision was ’anticipat
Sen. George W. Norris, R. Neb.,
suggested that a constitutional
amendment “may be the only wav
El Centro’s public library still
is homeless in spite of the many
offers of temporary quarters to
house the institution following its
closing Saturday. The present
building on State street was de
clared unsafe in event of earth
A. H. Keller, chairman of the li
brary board, said Monday that
homes, office buildings and plants
had been offered as temporary
quarters but none had been sel
ected by the board as yet.
The temporary quarters. Keller
said, probably would necessitate
establishment of a service similar
to that of a circulating library as
it probably would be impossible
to obtain a place suitable for read
ing rooms.
The library 'was closed Saturday
following receipt of a report from
Los Angeles architects employed to
make an examination of the build
Could It Be a Birdie?—
Sunday was as fine a day for
golf as anyone could hope for. Red
Bernard, W. S. Scott, Dr. A. V.
Hanson and A. R. Keller found it
so. They were in fine fettle on the
13th at the Barbara Worth coun
try club, but of the four Red was
in the finest fettle. How that mam
could drive! He did. The ball soar
ed up an on. Four pairs of eyes
followed it into a tree and failed
to see it emerge from the foliage.
It wasn’t under the tree. It wasn’t
beyond the tree. Therefore, it must
be in the tree. They shook the
tree. No golf ball!
Red, who doesn’t like to loose a
ball, followed the golf ball into the
foliage. The three watchers saw
the greenery shake, then heard a
bellow of triumph from Red. He
had found the ball.
It 'was resting in a bird’s nest.
Ahead of The News—
El Centro's banking picture will
lose one of its most prominent fi
gures the first of next month
when A. H. Keller resigns from his
position in the Bank of America.
He will retire.
Truth is Stranger—
“ This Curious World” might
well make use of the fact discov
ered by RR, namely that Langston
J. Goree, jr., has a son bearing the
same name who is the fifth son of
a son of a son, etc., with the same
nom de guerre.
Forget the Oleanders—
It’s a gorgeous large bouquet of
garlic, this time, for the so and
so forth motorist who has made a
habit during the last 'week or so
driving around El Centro, joyously
tootling his horn. The gentleman
(?) in question takes supreme de
light in honking the horn in queer
places and at late hours, apparently
for no other reason than that he
likes to hear the noise. It’s a safe
bet his voice is almost as loud as
his horn.
We Need More Like Him—
W!hat a glorious place this world
would be for banqueteers and news
paper men if there were more in
dividuals like Capt. A. Dillon, a
guest at the Imperial county farm
bureau meeting t’other day. Capt.
Dillon, who has passed the 93rd
milestone, informed those assem
bled that he has not made a speech
in all the 93 years of his existence,
and does not intend to start now.
(Cheers from the gallery!).
Oh So!
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/✓ 10 HOLDIM
I living in Hollywood. I know
ing many person who knowing
Thelma Todd. All those person
they speaking so high and noble
about that fine woman. "Such a
delightfully actress.” “Oh what
dandy person to having at a par
ty.” “She always helping some
nonfortunate person." "What a
brick of character.” “Always ready
to helping.” They speaking all
those grand words when Thelma
was ALIVE. Most of time you
never hearing such beautified syl
libals till you dead. Hut non Miss
Todd are gone—and they saving
some things now which are more
better they not sav. If some news
paper are getting hungry for
headlines let them digging up
Max Baer. A few more knocks
on the ehin shall not bother him.
Miss Todd were my
friend pieaa*.
Bank Clearing:*
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