Page 1 article text (OCR)
FULL LEASED WIRE CntUd Ptm Berrtet Complete Count j. State, Nation. , tl and World New the day it bapneni. Serving all Linn Countj. Classified Ads Reach over 4,000 homea dally, and are eagerly read. If you bave any wants they will pay. Telephone 15 The Albany Herald, Vol. LXI, No. 200 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 1936 The Albany Democrat-Herald, Vol. LXIX, No. 210 c TH R D WED EYED AS BRIDE FOR KING DEADLINE SEES G COUNCIL TURNS 01 HITLERS TALK OF PEACE Denies Germany Right to Vote in Conference on Violation POWER HELD LIMITED France, Belgium Make Demand Calling Old Foe Violator London, March 16. France und Belgium presented a resolution to the league council today, asking that Germany be formally brand ed as a treaty violator for her occupation of the Rhineland. thus paving the way for sanction:! against her. ' The open session of the council which received the resolution adjourned until tomorrow without acting, because Britain wanted time for Fuehrer Adolf Hitler to reply to a new invitation to attend the couneil without imposing the conditions which caused rejection of his iirst conditional acceptance. . London, March 16. The council of the League of Nations, in a se cret session today, rejected Feuh-rer Adolf Hitler's demand that his proposals for a new European peace agreement be considered iC Germany attends the council's consideration of his re-occupation ol the Rhineland. The council agreed that Germany could attend on the same basis as the other parties to the dispute, but, like France and Belgium, who convoked the council, she cannot vote. Hitler's first condition in . his conditional acceptance of tho. invitation was that Germany be on equal terms with the representa- tives of other powers,' which was regarded as implying the riaht to- vote. Reply Is Curt The council partially accepted the first condition, but denied Hitler the right to vote, which wouiri have enabled Germany to block all the council's decisions. By rejecting his second condition, the council left Hitler the choice of backing down or assum-r ing the responsibility for a break between Germany and the league. The council's decisions were in the form of two resolutions embodied in a telegram to Berlin, consisting of a curt reply to Germany. The reply apparently cleared the way tor an early decision regarding Germany's alleged vi- (I'k'Osc Turn to Pin Two) FEEBLE-MINDED RUN FROM TALK "MERCY KILLING" Win n Kuu; Klv;inl III. in .1 mcssnm.' to lln? Housi? nl Commons, sc'im'tl l(i hint tli ;il at ho might marrv, delight rd. wcll-m- tnnncd lirnous uirm-ii vs on enj;iul rn:irimng I-rincess hii-jU'hk, above. iMi-yritr-tild (hamhlGr of 1'iiiue (U-ore of Ureereo und rou.sin of I'rinri'Ss M;irin:i. wHo of thu Kini; f England's brother. Ccm-sc In the royal message mentioning th cuntin-pciuy (if his niania'te," Kins Kdward asked Commons to renew the civil list, providing the royal household and personal expenses. BIDS CALLED FOR L BABY SOLON? K Candidate John W. Bos-worth, above, is nominated and elected. West Virginia will send to Washington another Democratic "baby" senator, one who will have to wait even lunger to lake his scat titan did Senator Itnsh Holt, nosworlh, 2S. won't reach 30, the age required of U . S. senators, until August. 1937- lie livesnear Senator Holt, and their dads have been close friends for. .. years. , IS Solemnity will be the missing note Friday night when Albany stapes its annual spring opening. With plans rapidly entering the final stages Monday, indications were that there would be an abundance of music and other en tertainment features for the amusement of the crowd expected to witness the unveiling of what Albany merchants have to offer :n the latest of merchandise. The Corvallis American Lev ion drum corps will again 'make an appearance in Albany as one of the outstanding attractions, it was announced by Kie Birchfield, general chairman of the opening, wno stated he had been promised that the corps, would appear in full strength. The Corvallis organization, rated as one of the best of its kind in the state, has been en thusiastically received when performing here on previous occasions. The Albany high school and the Albany city bands also are expect ed to be on hand although e'efinite word was lucking Monday. Several other features arc being worked out and will be announced shortly. Adding to the fun will be the distribution of free serpentine, confetti and horns to enable the croyyd to take active part in the miciii. Merchants are busy preparin their choicest goods lor the win dow displays which will draw ol the gaze of thousands of eyes Friday night. Several of the stores, it is expected, will hold open house as well. The opening is bein; staged by merchants cooperating with the Lions club. Conrad White, 46, Dies at Brownsville Conrad White, 46, a native of Brownsville and the only son of the late Bob White, former sheriff of Linn county, died at his home in Brownsville at 2 a. m. today, following a prolonged illness. Beside his widow he is survived by a son, Bemell White, and two granddaughters, all of Brownsville, and a sister, Mrs. Alva Riggs. of Prineville. His first wife, nee Edith Bussard of Albany, died several years ago. Her father. Dora Bussard, resides in Albany. Funeral services will be held from the Presbyterian church of Brownsville Wednesday at 2 p. m. Interment will be in the family plot at Alford cemetery. AUNT HET BY ROBERT QU1LLEN "Old Jim's relatives have quit tryin' to have him declared incompetent. He's still queer, but his money's ail gone. (Coprrlibt, 1ISI, Fubltobera Byniiatu) I CORPS U N SALEM POLICE Chief Minto and Sergeant Coffey Involved in , Gambling Probe TOWN IS "WIDE OPEN' Take From Boys and Girls, ; Relief Checks Said Bulk Large . Salem, Ore.. March 16. Chief of Police Frank A. Minto of Salem and Sergeant Orey Coffey, were indicted by the Marion cnunty grand jury today as the climax of a six months investigation of gambling and vice conditions. . . . Warrants for their arrest were Immediately siened by Circuit Judge L. H. McMnhan with bail pet at $2,000 for Chief Minto and $4,000 for Coffey on the recommendation of Ralph E. Moody, assistant state's attorney-general, who was apointed special prosecutor for the investigation by Governor Martin. The chief of police was charged in two indictments with malfeasance and negligence in office and negligence in foiling to prosecute known gamblers. 17 Men Indicted Policeman Coffey was accused in three indictments of bribery and the . two charges placed against his chief. In all. 36 indictments for gambling and operating slot machines were returned by the grand jury naming 17 men, some of them on three and four counts. Last December 11 men were indicted for gambling. Their cases have not yet been settled. , The grand jury, which said its "task is now '.only partially, completed and has been shocking in its revelations and widespread ramifications," was ordered continued by "Judge 'McMnha'n-" 'until it finished its work. . Conviction on the bribery charge is punishable by five to 15 years imprisonment in the stale peni The malfeasance count tentiary, carries a six months to one year, prison sentence, a three months to one year term in the county jail, a fine of $50 to $500 or dis- missal from office. A $50 to $500 fine is provided for conviction on a charge of refusing to persecute gamblers. Keller Money f igures The gambling and slot machine indictments, some of them dated as far back as July, 1934, were mainly against Salem pool hall, card room and road house beer parlor operators. One, Eugene Eckcrlcn, whose (Ptcue Turn to Pane Two) BARBARA'S SON IS TARGET OF THREAT SENDER IS NABBEB Manchester, England, March 16. Alfred Molyneux was held today, charged with sending a threat to countess Barbara von Haugwitz-Reventlow, Woolwortb heiress, that her newly-born son was about to be kidnaped. The charge was that of false and fradulcnt pretenses. Molyneux was accused of sending the former Barbara Huttou a note telling her that two men were on their way to kidnap the baby and demanding 200 pounds ($1,000) for giving her information about the plot. He was remanded in custody for trial. Molyneux, 31, of Midlcton, Lancashire, was arraigned in Manchester police court. Business Women To Observe Week Plans are being made by members of the Albany Business Ac Professional Women's club for a meeting Wednesday with the Chamber of Commerce at which Mrs. Ottilie Seybolt, head of the drama department of the University of Oregon, will be the speaker, on the occasion of the eighth annual meeting of the local club. . This meeting will be in observance of national Business & Professional Women's week, scheduled March 14 to 21, which began at Albany yesterday with attendance at the Evangelical church by the local club in a body. There Rev. E. D. Hicks, pastor, spoke on Life." The theme of this year's observance is "Efficiency in Democracy." Clara Voyen. of Albany spoke over radio station KSLM, Salem, yesterday, also on the occasion of B. & P. W. week, when she introduced Helen Louise Crosby, Salem, who in turn discussed the development of this women's organization since i'.s inception in 1919. Nationally the week will be observed via radio addresses.. HEADS INDICTED BY GRAND JURY T IY RULE ON France Proposes Settling of Argument by the Hague Tribunal OBEDIENCE PLEDGED Ask German Guarantee for Com pi iance With. Ruling London, March 16. Fiance drafted a plan under which Ger many's re-occupation of the Rhineland would be submitted to the world court at The Hague for decision. French sources said one of the conditions to be specified in the plan which t rance will submit to the council will be that Germany and France both be required to agree in advance to abide by The Hague court s decision. For instance, if the court decides the Franco-Soviet pact of mutual assistance does not conflict with the Locarno treaty which is the reason Germany advanced for denouncing the treaty then Germany will be obliged to evacuate the Rhineland. Guarantees Asked If the court decides the pact vio lates the Locarno treaty, France would be obliged to change the pact. The French plan provides that during The Hague court's consideration of the case, estimated at a period ; of about two months, France and Belgium would receive two guarantees, as follows: 1. Military guarantees from Hitler that the German forces in the Rhineland be withdrawn. This may possibly be modified to a guarantee that the troops be reduced to a minute "symbolic" force which shall be called back from the actual border. 2. The other Locarno guarantors. Britain and Italy, shall give France and Belgium new mutual assistance guarantees against Ger man aggression. BUILDING WORKERS ON JOBS; DRY GOODS EMPLOYES WALK OUT New York, March 16. Thousands of New Yorkers rode elevators to offices and apartments today for the first time -in 15 days as 40,000 building service workers ended a strike begun March 1. Simultaneously a strike of shrdlup G.dh-ofh hrp- shrdlu ss wholesale dry goods workers disrupted an industry that does a $100,000,000 business annually with retailers throughout the country. The dry goods strike began yesterday with employes of the B. I. B. company and Mandel & Cohen, two of the city's largest jobbers. The strikers, members of the wholesale dry goods employes union, and American Federation of Labor affiliate, demand a $17 minimum wage for a 40-hour week. Officers of the realty advisory board, representative of ; 8.000 buildings, ended the skyscraper strike by contracting yesterday after an all night conference to reinstate all strikers and to accept an arbitrator's ruling on wage increases and hour reductions demanded by the building service employes international un ion. In addition, the union won a preferential shop agreement, un der which all union members dis charged or resigned during the life of a three-year contract will be replaced by union members The union demanded a closed shop when the strike was called, but abandoned the issue a week ago. Dr. Mason Receives Mayo Clinic Award Word has been received here that Dr. David Mason, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Mason of Albany, has received a 3-year fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, effective July 1. when he completes his internship at the Ancker hospital at St. Paul Minn ! Dr Mn:n:t is n tfrnHnutf nf trip University of Oregon Medical school and of Albany high school. He is specializing in the science of pathology, looking toward either clinical or educational work in tiie future. I.O.O.F OFFICIAL TO VISIT Announcement was made today that F. M. Sexton. The Dalles, grand master of th I. O. O. F. lodge of Oregon, will pay his official visit to Albany lodge No. 4 at a meeting to be held Wednesday night. The meeting will be followed by a banquet. Everett Lemb is noble grand of the Al- 1 bany lodge. WORLD 0 DU NE STATUS u New York reports persist tliat two names famed in the political field will be welded by marriage into one this spring, despite denial by Mrs. Charles H. Sabln, above, that she will become the bride of Dwight F Davis, below. Mrs. Sabin. twice niarred, was & powerful' champion of prohibition repeal. Davis is ex-secretary of war and ex-governor general of the Philippines. UTILITY SETUP Wash ington, March 1 6. The supreme court was asked to rule on the constitutionality of tne( Deals P"D11C """W noia ng' company act, in a petition filed today by Burco Inc., one of the litigants in the Maryland test case brought immediately after enact-1 ment of the law. Filing of the Burco petition was tnc principal ousincss oi a doci noon-day session of the supreme court after which a two-week's recess was taken There was some possibility that quick action might enable the court to present a ruling in the Burco case before the summer adjournment. At the end of the two week recess the justices may be pre- pared to rule of validity of the Guffy coiil control act and the I Truth-in-Securitics act of 1933,1 both cases already argued before the court. J The Burco petition asked the court to decide whether the utility act, "in all or in part" violates the constitution of the United States as an exercise of power not granted congress. It also asks the court to rule whether the congress may regulate use of the mails and other instrumentalities of interstate (Please Turn to Pbk. Twol From the Headlines By The Deacon "Wild Horse Band to Be . Broken l"p" Wild horses on the Apple-gate will soon be bound by fence and gate. The wild horse band, for many a year, has been as free as herd of deer: they've ranged the forest-covered Kills and drank from mountain brooks and rills; they've grazed beside the airt-lered herd and seldom known a spoken word; They've never heard a man's command nor felt the touch of human hand. To free estate they all were ' boirn and gear or saddle they've not worn. 1 But all of this is due to change; they'll know no more their mountain range: no more, the stallion and his train will sweep in grandure o'er the plain and spurn the turf with flying heels and show their joy with kicks and squeals. From mesquite and 0rom chaparral, they'll drive them to a big corral, for peaceful ranchers are annoved and so the herd must be destroyed to save the grass for herds of cattle that are the ranchers' lawful chattle. Now. if we mild, by master stroke, round up a class of human folk. which has no thought of other's right, but takes all it can get by might, we'd do humanity more good than shutting up wild horses could. Rf51 l l DECISION ASKED LATE RUSH IN TAX PAyMENTS Federal Levy on Incomes Due to Exceed 1934 Figure DEBT AT NEW HIGH Tax Receipts Fail to Keep Pace Established by Spending Washington, March 16. The last of 6.000.000 persons estimated to file income tax returns this year stood in long lines in many cities today on the deadline for declaring 1935 income. The installments due today third for the fiscal year are expected to add another $200,000,000 to the federal treasury. Those who do not file bv midnight tonight face stiff penalties. The $200,000,000 constitutes a little less than half of the total payments expected to flow in during the first quarter of the year, internal revenue officials stated. They believe the entire Quarterly pavments, based on $377,538,583 collected during the corresponding period of 1935 will be more than $400,000,000. Debt Hits High While the treasury watched payments closely, it marked up another $1,000,000,000 in red ink on the nation's ledger. This brought the national debt to a peak of $31,-409.397.674. Within the past three months, despite a general rise in tax receipts, the public debt has mounted more than $1,500,000,000 through the sale of government securities. The March financing, effective today, included the largest cash offering ever made by the treasury in peace time. , Officials of the bureau of internal revenue, the treasury agency in charge of "tax" collections, expected a substantial increase in both the number of returns filed and the total receipts from levies on personal and corporate incomes. The March collection, first in the calendar year and third in the fiscal year, usually is the largest. Last year $191,358,909 was paid in from March 1 to 15. AMENDMENT AIMS TAKE GAME BOARD OUT OF POLITICS Portland, Ore., March 16. Directors of the Oregon state conservation council decided Sunday to sponsor an amendment to the state constitution providing for a non-political state game commission. It was the first meeting of the directors since the council was organized in January. Under the proposed amendment, members of the game commission could not be removed during their respective terms for political expediency. Initiative petitions will be circulated within 10 days, according to Ed. F. Averill, chairman of the conservation body, who believes the required 12,000 signatures will be secured easily. In addition to seeking the non-political board, the directors voted to conduct an extensive education program with cooperation of Oregon State college, to stimulate study of the outdoors in schools of the state. The council decided also to sporr-sor a movement to clean all streams of Oregon. Coroner Candidate Visits Here Monday N. C. Lowe, proprietor of the Lowe mortuary of Lebanon for the last 24 years and -candidate for tne nomination for county coroner on the democratic ticket in the coming primary election was a business visitor in Albany this forenoon Mr. Lowe states that if elected he will operate the county business in conjunction with his mortuary. He expresses the opinion that Lebanon is entitled to the office as it has been in Albany ever since the office was established. Mr. Lowe is known as an efficient man in his line and worthy of the consideration of the voters of the county. By error his name appeared in this paper last week us a candidate for another office. MINISTER WILL SPEAK Announcement was made toda? by President William Barton of the Albany Townscnd club that Rev. E. E. Coulter, pastor of the Cottage Grove Christian church, will discuss the Townsend plan from the standpoint of the church at a meeting of the Albany Townsend club tomorrow night at the Townsend hall in the McDowell building. Six Albany girls received recognition late Saturday for outstanding work in home economics as a closing feature of the district home economics conference, which was in session here all day. Recognition took form in presentation of pins by Bertha Kohl-hagen, Salem, state supervisor of home economics, who in an appropriate presentation talk laud-e the sextet for their creditable showing in home economics work. Recipients of the pins were Thelma Dickson, Velna Jones Brown, Grace Gilkey, Paula Hunter, Mary Louise Lochner and Clio Russell. Presentation took place at the Veterans' Memorial hall, where the conference had adjourned at tne conclusion of a banquet in the Methodist church, and where the closing events of the conference program took place. Registered were 150 high school girls from the central Willamette valley, together with instructors. Members cf the Albany chapter of the American Association of University Women served chocolate to the visitors at the high school, after which a program of music and talks took place in the high school assembly room. Rex Putnam there gave an address of welcome and Florence Blazier, professor of home economics at Oregon State college, discussed home economics as a vocation. Juanita-Johnston, county health nurse, (TlenKp Turn to 1'ajre Two REBUILDING GYM AT LEBANON HIGH ""-Lebanon. .(Sepclal) After receiving a final and satisfactory adjustment from the insurance company, which covers the loss of the Lebanon high school gymnasium building and the equipment, the board of education has called for bids for reconstruction according to the plans and specifications of C. N. Freeman, Portland architect. Bids, which will be opened on March 30 will be received by C. H. Ralston, clerk of school district number 16 until 10 a. m. that day. Except for some minor changes the building will be the same as the former structure and, according to contractors who have inspected the premises, will not require more than sixty days for completion. Most o.' the cement work withstood the fire and will be used for the new building thus shortening the time required for building. With this news comes the assurance that the community will be prepared to furnish a meeting Dlace for the lareo number of dele gates who will attend the conven tion of the Oregon State Orange during the first week of June. OFFICEKS WILL MEET Members of the local reserve officers' chapter were notified today to meet at the city hall here Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. to hear discussion of a map problem by Lieutenant Flory, instructor. VISITORS IN ALBANY Henry Blakely of Brownsville and his son. Hugh Blakely of As toria, and H. A. Wilson, also of Brownsville, are Albany business visitors this afternoon. j Search of the man's clothing ! revealed no clue to his identity. He was wearing a pair of rubber ! overshoes, with no socks. He had a flannel shirt and a coat, with ! a pair of light trousers, but no i underwear and no hat. In one : pocket was a pair of leather gloves. i Reports from the west side of i the pass indicated the man had obtained the overshoes at a CCC camp Tuesday or Wednesday. He was reported seen hiking up the i road barefoot, carrying his shoes Attempts to convince him the pass was too dangerous were futile. In crossing the pasj the man went within a short distance of two shelter cabins, one at West "Lava .-"nd the other at Windy Point. Both are visible from the road, unless he passed them at night. The skiers who found the body believe the man sat down to rest under a snowbank. Apparently he fell asleep and froze to death as the wind whipped new snow over his body. Storms have been frequent on the pass during the past week, with several inches of snow drifting over the older snowbanks hard packed during tne winter. Salem, Ore., March 16. Four inmates of the Oregon Fairview home, hospital for the feeble- -minded, escaped today after attendants said they had become alarmed at publicity given state- v ments by Dr. S. B. Laughlin ot Willamette University that helpless persons be chloroformed. Two of the inmates Robert , May, 24, and Alfred Riggs, 18, were returned to the institution,., soon after their escape. Two others ' Wallace Fisher, 23, and Edward ' Davis, 22 are still at large. Attendants said more rational inmates, those with a mental age of about 12 years, had read tho Willamette sociologist's statements on "mercy killing." Supt. Roy Byrd admitted there had been some discussion of the question among inmates. Dr. Laughlin said he would have a statement later in the week on his program for stricter marriage laws requiring physical and mental examinations for both applicants for a marriage license. Transient's Body Found in Snow 3 Miles from Safety Bend, Or. March 16. The body of a man about 60 years of age. found frozen in McKenzie pass snowdrifts Sunday, was held in the morgue here today awaiting identification. Four members of the Skyliners made the discovery Sunday morning when they went into the high country on skis after receiving word fro the McKenzie valley that a tramp had been seen wading for the pass. Chris Kostol, Nels Skiersaa. Olaf Skjersaa and Jim Jensen were the skiers who found the body. It was buried under a snow bank about half a mile east of Windy Point. The man had hiked over nearly 20 miles of snowfields and. was within three miles of the eastern snowline when he succumbed. On their trip to the summit of the pass the skiers passed the body without seeing it. Near the summit they found tracks and trailed them back. A small piece of the man s coat, sticking through the fresh snow, was the clue that revealed the body. Paul Hosmer and Jack Herbert who had driven to the snowline, joined the party of four and helped haul the body out on a sled. Two Break Arms in Week-End Accidents Molly, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Ed Roth,. R. F. D. No. 3, Albeny. suffered a brc-kqn.arm yesterday when an automobile in which she was dravlng became uncontrolablc on a county road a few miles from the Roth home and crashed into a 1 tree. Mrs. Roth, who was driving, i explained that she and her daughter were en route to attend church. The injured girl was brought to the Albany Osteopathic hapital I for treatment. I Mrs. Hazel Rupert suffered a I broken arm late Saturday when a i car driven by R. K Erwin, in which she was riding, and annlher driven by Merle H. Britt collided at First and Baker streets. Cars driven by Lloyd Hadlcv. traveling east on Fifth street, and Carl Stassfurd, going noith on Baker street, collided today at Die intersection but no one was injured, .