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FULL LEASED WIRE - United Pru Benin Complete County, State. Nation-II aud World New. c ihy u happens. Servinn all L ' Jountj. Classified Ads Reach over 4,000 homes dally, and are eagerly read. If you bav any wants they will pay. Telephone 15 P 1 r The Albony Democrat raid, VofLXIX, No. 21 1 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 1936 The Albany Herald, Vol. LXI, No. 201 FACES CORDON OF FOES PARLEY SITE . FIVE REGIONAL HOLT CHARE S GERMANY ill OFFICES GUIDE LAUGHL1N SAYS MERCY KILLING 'IDIOTS ONLY' SOIL PROGRAM mm DICTATOR With Colonel Itnfnel Franco (above), at Us head, the provisional government of Paragaay hua decreed the establishment of a "totalitarian state," the first attempt to set up Fascism in the Ameriras. Hacked by the army, Frill!.') rume into power through the I'l vi-inhmi of February 1?.. REFUSES TALK New York, March 17. Closely guarded by relatives and friends. Dr. John F. Condon returned to New York today from a two months stay in Panama and from behind his stateroom door issued a statement saying he would have nothing to say on the Lindbergh case. The Bronx educator, who attained renown as "Jafsie," was ac companied from Panama on the, steamer Santa Inez by his daughter, Mrs. Myra Hacker. A portion of Condon's statement was devoted to Mrs. Hacker, who is a sufferer from pernicious ane mia. Then the statement concluded, with: "I have no comment whatever, to make about the case." The "case" was not identified by I Condon but it was assumed he was referring to the Lindberghsmatlter as newspapermen previously had sent into his stateroom through a friend of Condon's the Jan. 2G statement of Gov. Harold G. Hoffman of New Jersey in which the lE.tlrti- nivirtniinrtnrt enmn- Hmihts about Jafsic's story told at the trial of Bruno Richard Haupl mann. After newspapermen sent in Gov. Hoffman's statement, Greg- ory Coleman, a friend, opened the the door a few inches to tell the .(I'lcane Turn lo Tatjc Two) Ickes Urges Agency For Northwest Dams Washington, March 17. Public Works Administrator Harold L. Ickes today urged passage of legislation at this sessio not congress creating a Pacific Northwest agen cy to administer the Grand Coulee and Bonneville projects cither single or together. The northwest ploninng commission of the national resources board recently advocated construction of six more dams along the Columbia river, providing the area with a coordinated land and power devolpmer.t program. Ickes declined lo say whether the Grand Coulee and Bonneville projects should be administered together, saying: "Whether experts would find for their joint operation, 1. don't know." From the Headlines - By The Deacon "Candidates File for County . Offices" Withthc lilies in the hills and vidlets and daffodils, the coming-out in big gobs. Now, candidates for county jobs are . each, and. every candidate will be compelled to clearly state just how he feels on the Townsend Plan and back his judgment like a man. And, if he is against the Plan. let " him get office if he can; he'll imd the Townsend clubs are strong and, even if he's right, he's wrong. But, if he does espouse the Plan, the clubs will back him to a man but. when elected he must stick or they'll recall him mighty quick. f coursp each one will be expected to promise that, when he's elected, he'll cut expenses tn the hone and serve all interests but his own. But, when he ci,ce is firmly seated, we'll often find that we've been cheated; for he will do just as he pleases and throw his platform to the breezes, unless we're like tne Townsend Club and organized from rim to hub. CONDOnl BACK, (in the course, lukeii hy this house : n t ' i- turned diilalor will hinge peace nig war for Europe, ns ho is confronted ,y cordon nt foes bent on piinisliiiiK tlcrniiiny for scrapping the l.o.nnio pact and niliEiiiR aside the hist restraints of Hip Versailles treaty. His proposal for a new pe.iee program fcorucrt hy Franco. Adolf Hitler finds only hostility i.Sall sides, hut, with fealty of his army pkdg'.l to h(g) he de. lares it is "impossible" lo turn bark from ATTEND MEET Hitler Sends Trusted Aide to Present Case at London ' . , EDEN DELAYS ACTION Pledges Attempt to Gain Consideration f o r ' Peace Proposal London, March 17. The leagus council heard Maxim Lityinov, Snvipt fni'ninn enmmiccn,. 4a nounce Germany as a treaty vlola- kui tuuay, una aeciaea to vote on the niip.ctinn nn Thm-cilav inhan the German delegates will be present. Germany accepted the council's invitation to sit with it and will send Joachim von Ribbentrop, Fuehrer Adolf Hitler's trusted adviser on foreign affairs, as her chief delegate. Sanctions Recede In accepting the invitation Gcr- many advised Capt. Anthonv Eden, British foreign secretary, that she expects discussion by the Locarno powers of Hitler's porposals for a European peace agreement. Eden was understood to have assured Dr. Leopold von Hoesch, the German ambassador, that Britain would do everything possible to obtain a "fair hearing" for the proposals. By obtaining Germany's consent to attend the council, Britain warded off the, threat of sanctions for the time being, at least. Delegates believe sanctions will recede to the background while discussions center firstly on whether the Franco-Soviet pact of mutual assistance is incompatible with the Locarno treaty, and secondly, on Rhineland security arrangements to replace the Locarno treaty. Debate to Cohtinue The council will continue general debate tomorrow, when Eden, Dino Grand! of Italy, Josef Bock of Poland and others may speak. Von Hoesch may attend as an observer if Berlin gives him permission. He was invited today but said he lacked authority. A note of assurance which Eden sent to von Hoesch today said: "His majesty's government are doing and will continue to do their utrgist to find means of bringing about a peaceful and satisfactory settlement of the present difficulty. It is clear to his majesty's government that the proposals of the chancellor (Hitler) as well as any proposals made by other parties concerned, must be discussed at the proper time." BARDE IS TAKEN BACK INTO FOLD BY TOWNSENDERS Portland, Ore., March 17. J. N. Barde, Portland industrialist who was ousted Jan. 25 as a Townsend speaker, was reinstated yesterday, according to announcement of Charles E. Hansen, state manager of Ihe Townsend clubs. Simultaneously, Hansen ' announced removal of Elbert Eastman, manager of the daily Town-send radio program here and bitter foe of Barde, effective April I. Eastman will be succeeded by the Rev. George N. Magwood. Lewis C. Cook was named new assistant state manager. It was a complete victory for Barde, who had been considered somewhat of a financial "angel" for Townsenders, and who lost his speaker's permit after a wrangle with other Townsend leaders, including Hansen. Barde .was reinstated to unit warring factions for the coming political fight, Hansen indicated, terrrajig Barde in his letter to Oregon fownsend clubs "our true, loyal and tireless worker." ADMINISTRATOR NAMED Francis H. Williamson has been named administrator of the estate if Alfred W. Williamson, his lather, who was declared dead last month in conformity with a petition to the probate court setting forth that the father has been missing since 1924. The estate consists of $358 cash, proceeds from the estate of A. A. Williamson, father of Alfred Williamson, and grandfather of Francis Williamson. The money is in the hands of the county treasurer, according to the probate petition. ROAD BUILDERS VISIIT Members of the Oregon State Highway commission staff, consisting of Henry Cabell, chairman; E. B. Aldrich, R. H. Baldock. engineer; H. B. Glasier, secretary, all of the highway commission and W. H. Lynch, district engineer, and Tom Davis, assistant enginer, of the U. S. Bureau ot public roads, were in Albany today en route to the southern Oregon coast on on Inspection tour. THURSDAY PROBES 'Baby Solon' Says Hopkins Aides Gloss Over Real Facts AID DISASTERS CITED West Virginian Waits for Relief Chieftain to "Crackdown" Washington,. March 17. Sen. Rush Holt, D.. W. Va charged today that evidence in his possession would show that assistants to WPA Administrator Harry L. Hopkins "whitewashed" investigations of the death of World War veterans on the Florida keys hurricane and in the burning ot a Lynchburg, Va federal transient bureau. Holt's new charges came as he returned to his batile with Hopkins which stinted over the administration of WPA in West Vir-iini:i where Unit rlinrppri nolitirnl Cjhflucnecs dictated appointments and award of relief jobs. Walts "Crackdown" The new "whitewash" charge was an expansion of an earlier declaration by Holt that investigators sent by Hopkins into West Virginia to inquire into the Holt charges had "whitewashed" the situation. "I'm just waiting for Hopkins to crack down on me," said the .vouthful, "baby" member of the senate. "I'll bring out some very interesting facts on how his assistants whitewash investigations." Holt said he was gathering in formation on the liTisedy in which severul hundred roiief clients died in the hurricane which struck the Florida keys and in regard to the burning- ot , the ..Lvnchbui-tf transient bureau in which a number of transients were killed. "Hopkins' investigation," Holt said, "only proved that he is never guilty of anything and that Harry Hopkins is a great man." REDMOND OCTOPUS DECLARED IMPORT . FROM CALIFORNIA Bend, Or., March 17. Red- mond's octopus, reported captured in the Metolius river Hundreds of miles from the natural homo of such sea creatures, came overlat(g) io genual uregon irom Laiiiornni ana "a not swim irom tne r-acmc ocean, according to the best infor mation avauamy neie looay. jac'K McDaniels of Redmond, who displayed the ocl(6us, seems to have been the victim of a practical joker. Central Oregon sportsmen, jealous of the reputation of the clear Metolius as a trout stream, made a quiet investigation when the octo pus began to attract nation-wide I attention. They report discovering that the octopus came to Central Oregon in a car from Southern Ca,jforniat u'ell preserved'in brine. It was planted for McDaniels in a deep pool of the river and care was taken to allow him to find it. The victim of the joke proudly carried his catch to Redmond, and the flurry of publicity resulted. Donnelly Friends Deny Cash in Cans Lebam March 17 (Special) Denial that M. H. Donnelly, now ill in the Lebanon hospital, left money in cans, fruit jars and other receptacles about his home-near here, was made today by friends, who stated that all of his money was on deposit in the bank with the exception of some bonds and certificates of deposit which he had not had time to take to the bank before he became .suddenly ill while visiting in Lebanon. The report, published in connection with that of the appraisal of the estate, and stating that more than $40,000 had thus been found, was attributed to unsubstantiated rumor. Subsistence Gardens To Be Required Again As bef. all able bodied per- orie utin am rtr Iho lneul relief oils and who have land available will be required this year to plant subsistence gardens, it was announced today at the Linn county relief committee headquarters. The announcement was in accordance with a resolution passed by the state relief comrnftttee. Whether or nov'the Linn county portable cannery will be operated again this year has not yet been determined. Last year it earned more than 60,000 cans of produce that had been raised by persons on the relief rolls. WHITEWASHED in,- i . -.. 1 1 1 .,, i i ii ini'iauil. Chloroforming Proposed Just for Hopeless Cases, Held URGES EUGENICS LAW Declares Situation More Than Dollars, Cents Saving Idea Salem. Ore., March 17. Dr. S. B. Laughlin, professor of Sociology at Willamette university, said today he publicly advocated "mercy killings" by chloroforming hopelessly feeble-minded persons to focgv the nation's attention on the need for a eugenics marriage law. "The main issue has been buried in a flood of unthinking controversy," Dr. Laughlin said in reply to recent criticism. "It is true that a lethal dose for the hopeless would only temporarily decrease the population of stale institutions, but the ramifications of the project go much farther than n mere dollar and cents proposal cloaked behind humanitarian skirts. One Inmate Untaught "This country must realize that we are faced with the rapidly growing condition v hereby a feeble-minded person may marry and hove feeble-minded children." The professor would chloroform only idiots, persons with the lowest mental age, he said. Wallace Fisher, 23, was the only one of five inmates who escaped yesterday from Foirview Home for the feeble-minded, still at large today. Hubert Mays, 24, and Alfred Riggs, 18, were caught near Ger-vais by state police and returned to the home last night. Officials of the institution reported that F.dward Davis, 21, and Percy York, 17, h-d been captured by Portland police. The escape was believed caused by inmates " l.oming alarmed when they heard of the proposal tor "mercy killing" of the feebleminded, advanced by Dr. S. B. Laughlin. ALBANY HI BAND TO PLAY FRIDAY FOR BIG OPENING The Albany high school band, under the direction of Loren Lu-per, will be on hand to furnish music on the streets Friday night when Albany plays host to the surrounding trade terrilroy in its annual spring opening, it was announced today by Linden Launcr, chairman of the music committee. , The Albany city band also has been requested to appear and was expected to accept. The Cor-vallis drum corps accepted an invitation Monday and will be out in full force. ComplctS plans on other features 3 the event are expected to be announced Wednesday, following a meeting tonight of the general committee composed of members of the Albany Lions club and representative business leaders. Trio Plead Guilty To Chicken TftjCjFt Vinton Phelps, Glenn Giberson and Robert Smith all pleaded guilty to larceny charges in justice court today after admitting theft of 21 chickens from F. L. Bulman on R. F. D. No. 3 Each was finijri $25 and was sentenced to 30 feys in jail, but the jail sentences were suspended on condition that the three repay everyone suffering loss through their operations. The chickens, all but four that died en route, were 3yU to a local produce and poultry buyer. Giberson and Smith paid their fines but Phelps elected to serve a 12-day jail sentence. Phelps was arrested by Sheriff Shelton and Deputy Mills and flibeison and Smith by Deputy ls and State Officer Winters. Turkey and Chicken Meeting Scheduled Linn county poultry growers are beintf notified bv F. C. Mullen. I comity agent, of a meeting of tuiQl Key ana cnicH-jji growers, to ne heid Wednesday at II p. m. in the Lake Creek school house. At Ihe meeting will be H. E. Cosby, Oregon Stale college poultry specialist, who will discuss such questions as Qirchaso of sex-ed clucks, brooding methods and raising chicks and other mailers in connection with the poultry industry, the county agent's announcement states. ! , ! I . Organization Plans for Setup Announced by Wallace AAA BOSSES RETAINED Administration to Be Less .. Centralized, Says Secretary Washington", March 17. Reorganization of the invalidated AAA Into five regional sections for all 48 states to administer the new sol) conservation program was announced today by Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace. Each of the five areas will be under a regional director, the same men who were in charge of commodity programs under the old AAA. Supervising the work of the directors will be Acting AAA Administrator Harold K. Holley, Wnl-luce said. The western division will be made up of North Dakota, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming. Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Calilornia, Utah. Nevada, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Regional Director George K. Fanvll, director of the AAA division ot mams. Commodity Groups Go Wallace ordered discontinuance of the four commodity divisions vnicn administered the old program. He said that the task of liquidating the AAA production control programs, carried on by these divisions since the supreme court invalidated AAA, will be ;. art of the duties assigned to the new regional envisions. '1 lie order left intact, other administrative units of AAA, iiichul-- iug the envision, 01 mai kbhuk and nuu iveiing agi eements, Hit program planning division and tne consumers' counsel olfice. In addition; tne sugar section will continue to handle quotiand some other phases in connection with a sugar problem, Wallace said. Work Less Centralized Regional divisions will coijtinue inglun, and tne Washington unices to maintain headquarteis in Wnsh-wilj deal cHreeiiy wuh indiviaual stales. "Under the new setup. However,' the . announcement said, "much of the administrative work oi examining aim auditing producers' applications tor grants and payh puttucers will be done in tne scutes instead ot in Washington." luliey pointed out that establishment of the new administrative set up' was "one ot tne necessary steps ' gelling the new tann program into operation as quicKiy as practicable." FATHER COUGH LI K 5 SHRINE OF . LITTLE FLOWER IS BURNED " Royal Oak, Mich., March 17. Father Charles E. Coughlin's original Shrine of the Little Flower and many of its treasured possessions were destroyed by lire here today: The 10-year-old frame structure, built at a cost or S30.000 under leadership of the militant radio priest, still smouldered at 9 a. m., ni fire departments of Royal Oak and Birmingham concentrated efforts on preventing tha blaze from spreading to the new shrine. . Father Coughlin was moved deeply by the loss of the shrine in which he had stood before the microphone each Sunday afternoon and preached his sermon against "the money-changers" an exhorted his followers to action. Van Winkle Approves Welfare Board Fund Salem. Ore., March 17. The state emergency board was airai-orized today by Attorney-Gcneial Van Winkle to appropriate $7010 for the state welfare commission if it sees fit to do so. - An $8000 appropriation by the last legislature (Osas vetoed by Governor Martin. The board questioned the commission's legality under the bureau of labor anddeferred action at a recent m?.ng on a request for funds. Man, 68, Licensed to Marry Woman of 71 .Romance is by no means limited (Vj the young, if the Linn county marriage license record is a criterion. A license was issued today to John Albert Wetzel. 68. Lebanon R. F. D. No. 1. and Ida M. Adams. 71. of Lebanon. This is the second marriage of each of the parties. (j Hunger March Planned by Jobless; Governor Picketed The sturdy towers at the gateway to St. James' Palace in London were to greet the members ol Ihe League of Nations' cnun-cil arriving to consider Germany's violation of treaties y rearming the Rhineland. Snlem, Ore., March 17. Mayor V. E. Kuhn today said an ordinance repealing Salem's civil service provisions for policemen and firemen would be introduced at the council meeting next Monday. The move came as a direct result of the Marion county grand jury probe of local gambling conditions, resulting in the indictment of Chief of Police Frank A. Minto and Sergeant Orey G. Coffey. The measure would be referred to the people in the May primary election. Kuhn said he expected the council to strongly recommend repeal of the civil service act. Circuit Judge L. H. McMahan set 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon for the arraignment of all 20 per-( sons indicted by the grand jury yesterday. Arrested by Sheriff A. C. Burk. Linet minto posten a jiiauu oonn signed by Mayor V. E. Kuhn and L. D. Lambeth, merchant, that he would appear to answer charges of malfeasance and negligence in office and failure to prosecute known gamblers. Sergeant Coffey, also accused of bribery, was given until today to arange $4000 bail. He was charged with accepting $10 per month from Elwood Brown, restaurant operator, to allow the cafe to operate a slot machine. The grand jury, which indicated more indictments were lo be returned, has been investigating gambling and vice conditions for six months. - Business Women to Entertain Chamber In keeping with the observance of National Biisjness and Professional WomenVclub week, the weekly program of the Albany chamber of commerce is to be held under the auspices of the local club'. The members were invited by card today announcing the program. Mrs. Ollilie Seybolt, head of the drama department of the University of Oregon, is to be Hie speaker. Her address is to be supplemented by violin selections presented by Mrs. S. F.liassen. INJl'KEU MAN BUTTER R. Robertson, living on R. F. D. No. 3, left the Albany General hospital today after having been under treatment there for fractures-of three broken ribs, injured Saturday night when he va involved in an automobile accident on the Albany-Newport highway near Blodgelt. AUNT HET BY RlljlKRT QUI1.I.EN "I'm glad the boy is doin' well. Proud folks soon get reconciled to o ornery son-in-law when he starts makin' money." ICoprrlght, Publtihcn anxilcsU) SERVICE HITATSALFM LaFolletle because lie refused to be "scared." "We have no desire to hurt anybody," shouted Strike-Leader LyL1 Olson to his followers in the as-scmb'i; hall w.e they have camped. "But has the governor ever been hungry'.'" Other strikers muttered their approval. "My kids went to school five weeks this year, with nothing in their dinner buckets but bread :l peanut butter," Olson thund-eira. "We jnight just as well get a biuiet in our guts and get it over with." His listeners, u ho dropped picks ami shofels on upstate WPA pn.j-eto march on Madison demand-would nut "starve peacefully", ing higher wages, vowed they even in the assembly hall where they have camped (lay and night since being invited-into the enpi-lol by a euslodiaiQast Thursday. Determined to remain in the Capitol until their wages are increased irom- $48 lo S0 a month, they planned to vary their routine ci speechmaklng by picketing the office of Gov. LaFollette, whom they described us a "wisr;y-wasliy liberal." McNary Holds Hope Forw Flax Subsidy Salem, Ore., March 17. Senator McNary expressed hope again today in a telegram to Governor Martin that the ptederal government will give Oron flax growers a $10 per ton subsidy to establish the industry. "I have experienced so many tips and downs in the matter of obtaining a bonus for flax powers that 1 hesitate again to pwiphe.sy, but 1 believe we arc in a position to be very hopeful," Senator Mc-N'ary's message said. f I.ASSKS TO RESUME Mrs. W. Agee announced today .hal all of her WPA adult education classes will resume sessions at the high school and Hostess House after having been r,us-while the instructor was ill. Previous schedules will be Washington, Match 17. Plans for a "hunger march" on Washington by 3,000 to 5,000 jobless on April 11 were announced today by Herbert Benjamin, national secretary of Hie National Unemployment councils after a conference with Hep. Vita Marcantonio, R., N. Y. Benjamin charged in a state-merit that the march was due to "the fact that the Roosevelt administration is systematically and ruthlessly liquidating all federal rcnef activities." Plans were announced as congress awaited the president's request for fuJs lor the next year's relief needsS The march will be in the nature of a "protest," Benjamin '-aid, and at the same time will have the "constructive" purpose of pushing relief legislation "which c-gh pro-: vide some assurance of yGqunte stable relief for those who suffer from the effects of the prolonged crisis." Madison, Wis., March 17. One hundred WPA strikers who turned Wisconsin's sUtely legislative nails into a bedchamber and dining room threatened today to picket the offices of Governor Philip F. Police Nob Gang and Full Supply of Arms New York, March 17. Police! captured seven men and three women in a timed raid early to--day and subjected them immed-; iately to questioning concerning' a long series of bank robberies, ; a Fifth Avenue jewel robbery, and a number of hijacking of silk trucks. Taken in the same apartment were two repeating rifles, three sawed-off shotguns, two autumn-, tic pistols, a revolver, three rifle silencers, a short wave radio transmitter, gun cotton, and thousands of rounds of ammunition. ! TOI GII, ISN'T IT? I Coucr D'Alenc Idaho, March 17. Driven from their poker tables, by a prosecuting attorney's clean-: up drive, regular customers of one; local cigar store today adjourned ' to a vacant lot and played mar-1 blcs. ! I

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