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-1 M FULL? LEASED WIRE Classified Ads Reach over 4,000 home dally, and are eagerly read. If you hav any wants they will pay. Telephone IS ! 9 d Freu Service Comi O il and tatW County.-Stste, Nation-rlil N& the day it rvinf all Linn CountT.O The Albony imocrat-Herald, Vol. LXIX, No. 217 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1936 The Albany Herald, Vol. LXI, No. 207 HITLER'S IDEAL CROWS BUILD WIRE NESTS NEARS RECORD CLEMENTS UT FLOODS INVADE i - . .. . ' ' 10 OH EDWARUb BUY PLANING ILL. FROM' ESTATE TORNADO KILLS 4 IN I0IST; DUST SWIRLING Q -V. X Salem Folk Will Operate I ndustry Founded by Sears CONTROL TAKEN OVER Former Employes to Get Preference at Jobs, ' i is ueciarea -l . Allen C. and Emma Y. Edwards, of Salem, have completed tne purchase of the Albany Planing Mill from the E. W. Sears estate and ore now in charge of the business. Mr. Edwards is tjjn experienced mill man, having worked at that business and at the carpenter and building trade for many years. For the last 10 years hfc has been associated with the Hansen & Lilje-quist Planing Mill at Salem, serving as a salesman in recent years. Mr. Edwards securred the contract for that firm for the mill work on the three Albany school buildings now under construction, tlartsack In Charge We are glad to come to Albany," said Mr. Edwards today. "We believe that we have a good future here and expect to do our share in helping to build Albany and this vicinity. . "The Albany Planing Mill has a fine reputation Jor . the class of work which it has .done under the late Mr. Sears' management, and we will maintain the same high standards i of workmanship and fair dealing. We will make anything from wood and glass that a mill can turn out. We intend to keep as many of the former employees of the mill as possible. R. K, Hartsock, well known here, will have charge of the office. We will welcome a Visit, from local con tractors, imi 4jth.era...intciestcd in building ana nope io -mem ini 'i tMurawle 'ttlik thftlMUl voir' r Edwards, vlth tht?Iira year otrl daughter and seven year old sonwai-movetD.Albanyassoonasi Demi mulberry trees stretch ciiailed lingers into thu sky near Dalliart. Tex , their trunks scoured clean of bark by the flyinK sand of repealed dart stnrn-.s. In tits bare, dead liramlies, crows have built nests from strands at broken 3nd rusted barbed wiro from abandoned retires. To lha far horizon, nothing bleaks tlto wind's force. Wind-Blown Dust Carried Beyond Mississippi to Chicago HAIL, SNOW REPORTED Dry Fields Get Moisture Enough to Halt Soil Loss Kansas City, Mo.. March 24. Tornadoes, dust storms, snow, hail and rain today in central United States brought death and destruction on the one hand and renewed hopes to farmers on the other. Twir.ting winds killed four persons in southeast Missouri and one in Tennessee, causing property damagiin the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Dust spouting skyward from the six-state dust bowl spread over the middle west as far as Chicago. Fields Get Snow A tornado driving hailstones wilh the force of bullets caused nearly $1,000,000 damage in east Texas, heart of the world's greatest flush oil pool. No one was reported injured, however. Brightening the picture were reports of heavy snow in southeastern Colorado and western Kansas whcBt' fields had lain parched for years. Torrential rains swept the etot-ern portion of Texas, driven by high winds that crippled com-' municaton lines, damaged orchards and crops and battered houses and other property. Soil "Wet Down" Wind shifts in the dust bowl'; cleared the air above that region but swept the yellov clouds south to Galveston and north and east across the Mississippi. Moisture in the Colorado and - Kansas segments of the bowl was sufficient, . ... ........ iarmers Dcnevea, to -wci aown lh mi.iinw anA keen it in place for a time, The dd in-. Missouri, where a tornado ravaged a 50-mile area. Mrs. less Elmore, 70, of Ninn- gua; Bert Sell, 23, Niangua: Ruby Kcesling 23. Rader, and Henry Elmore. 42, Oakland. E. B. Shelton, 35, of Dallas, was j k'lh'd when lightning struck a Memphis hotel during a tornado. LAMSON'S FOURTH TRIAL ENDS WITH JURY DISAGREEING San Jose, Cal., March 24. David Lamson's fourt htrial ended today in a jury disagreement, with seven maiOand five women reporting themselves unable to cgrce on the former Stanford press official's guilt or innocense of the charge he killed his wife, Allene. Judge J. J. Trabucco received the. renort at 1:59 n. m. almost 98 OBEGiQfesi WPA PAY EXC1BBS AVERAGE PAID OVER MATIOM Washington, March 24. Works Progress Adminislrato? Harry Hopkins said today 3,000,000 WPA workers throughout the country arc receiving average pay of $50.-03 a month. That, he said, is near the prevailing wage level. His formal statement mnw'.iv;- if" was understood, to Ilril staff are en roiAe to points 3 If Kntherine May appears to display a little feminine vanity, who hns a better rlclil? She tins held down, or rather up. a lob as United Airline? stewardess fjr su yenra. "come May 29.' and is speedily apimmrhine her l.OOO.OUOih n:tiK m i ip So vmi can't renlly hlume h-irnr plum-InR herself a nit. a shown above. lust Defore" $tepptne aimurd for omtihcr trip on the Sun Francisco Salt Lake City run. Washington. March 24. Dis-rmriini? earlier intentions of holding regional and state meetings during the next 10 days, AAA officials .tc-clay .planned .local meetings in almost all counties during the . , ' . ,,,,,, ,7, t0 farn,ors the new $440,000,000, r,,c, tiring n Ai-tni m nvnnn. liinv n c.onso,.valjon program.' , . ,. ... Wnihiri Hlfclll.d v. . ...... . . v. O """" -"i- the -regulations, The regulations for the program weic modili.'d slightly when it wasl revealed that neutral" classili- i jalion of crops had been estab- lihcd which is not to be counted in establishing acreage 'bases on ' v.hnll benents are to be computed. The new classification includes: 1 Vineyards, tree liuits.Oimall fruits or nut trees, when not inter-planted. When they are inleiplant-u. tne lanrt shall carry the classi- f cation of the actual acreage .he intercrop grown 2. Idle ciop land. However. where this land wai left idle in lsrti due to united weather con- by the secretary. 4. Wuslciandi roads, lanes, lots, yards, etc. 5.. Woodland, other than that planted ai the owners' expense since 19.i3. Brian Perry Dies at Plainview on Monday 'Halsey. March 24. (Special) Brian Perry, a former resident of Halsey, died Unday morning at Plainview, foiung an attack of pneumonia. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Esther Cunninghom Perry; several minor children; his mother, Mrs. Mattie Kump; and a half sister, Mrs. Nina Kump Parker of Eugene. Funeral arrangements were not announced. rmi th$ Headlines fiy Draeon Richmond 'l?jct J in Celebrating 25lli aDtUvMry of Jewish Onnevatinn" (Fft Wlu'n the ProtestamVand (0w nd the Homan Catholic too, all can join the celebration of a Jewish congregation. i(Q) a thing that helps in BiTA-infi that the world is really moving that we rea'g arc progressing tovvrpj a a tuh of ereater blessine sine. . When we're ready (O) c(0) e-tli that : the other ()llow's (3?;(teay have just as vir- loLispowors. as we have as-vljed to ours. wewjjJ settle '' ,0'A :Lhve caurc moWdissctgJ.ins. ffiheacej.(S)'ns is(S3) Siding b8)r mutual uioS) cii(S)iiKliig) and one (o)-'W (538) eeatoi when lu " " ' a"' "M- SS K''tlier. icv M pl.(gr(S'!- 0 ' v5'm& "' Jl ; AS CHIEF AIDE Co-Founder and Doctor Disagree on Policy Matters ' HANSEN OUT AGAIN Oregon Clubs in Turmoil as State Control Is " ' Tossed About , Washington, March 24. Robert E. Clements, regarded as a guid ing force In the Townsend $200-a-month pension movement, tn-nounccd today he was resigning as national secretary as of April ' 1 because of differences over fun damental policies." Clements at times has been re ported at odds with Dr. Francis E. Townsend. , Clements said he would main tain interest in the Townsend an unofficially adding "I am for for the Townsend plan first, last and all the time." He explained his resignation arose over "differences in what I consider fundamental policies of both organizations and methods of gaining the enactment of the Townsend plan into law which have arisen between Dr. Town-send and myself." , . Ins Out, Qutta K Portland, Ore... March 24. Ore gon' Townsendism was In considerable turmoil today, with a short lived "revolt" staged this inorninif at Townsend headquarters In the swarthy old . limestone Dekum building. -' " "- s ! The meeting was short but raii-cus before it was summarily ad-jo.urnci by la. M. . Siemens,. !re- . glottal; clircctof o"f the Townsend clubs.' -.' Net result of the "in again but again Finncgun" antics ; of the Townsend leaders of the statu was: ; , Dr. Francis E. Townsend, himself, sent a telegram from California renouncing the action of the Oregon a;ea board In endorsing n slate of congressional and . sen- (Plraae Turn to Page Two) CONDON AGREES TO QUESTIONING FROM HOFFMAN New York, March 24. In 300 sharp, telegraphed words to Governor Hiuold G. Hoffman of New Jersey, Dr. John F. (Jafsie) Condon agreed today to submit to new questioning concerning hij port in the Lindbergh case. Dr- Condon made plain his resentment of the numerous attacks made upon him by Governor Hoffman and attorneys for Bruno Richard Hauptmann, (who had acted, he charged, in concert) after he left the United States for a vacation in Panama. He told Hoffman that he doubted his "sincerity and good faith;" (hat he had "usurped the functions of the courts and duly constituted investigating officials;" that, because of his recent activities, ho is "disqualified from conducting an impartial examination on a fair basis." , Permits Issued for Two New Residences Permits for erection of two residences have been issued by City Hecorder Van Tassel, with approval of the city council committee on fire and water. ' The one was issued to Lowell Seaton, who plans erection of a $0000 residence on Eighth iVjrcet between Washington and Ferry streets. The other authorizes Arthur Fintel to construct a $1000 bungalow on Salem road near the eastern city limits. Another Improvement for which a permit has been issued calls for improvements now under way at the Fortmiller funeral home, representing an expenditure of approximately $1800. This improve ment will enlarge the chapel through extension of the family section toward the rear; will bring about alterations of the roof of the entire structure, and will include interior redecorating and retlnish-ing. BAND' MOTHERS TO MEET - Announcement was made today that mothers of youthful musicians from the Central, Madison, and Maple schools who comprise the Albany junior school band will meet in the Central school library at 4 p.m. tomorrow. Each mother is being asked to bring with her the child or children In her family who are members o the band. TINS knrtl MA MMItwri . V I otnrtofl mnre than 40 vears ai!0 ov the late C." W. Sears-. Ed Scars was connieetcd with the mill for 34 years prior to his death recently. SBMXtB -BOOSft CASH FOB FLOOD, DISEASE CONTROL Washington. March 24 The senate today passed the $205,000,- 000 agriculture department appro priation bill after increasing the amounts provider for flood pre vention work and for eradication of cattle diseases. The bill now goes to conference ' Th AlbahvPluhing' Mill was'to11 1 TOLL STAGGERS Official Death Count Set at 174; Over 100 are Still Missing ECONOMIC LOSS GREAT Families Losing Means of Livelihood to Swell Relief Rolls Youngstown, O., March 24. Northeastern Ohio creeks, fed by heavy rains, turned the Mahoning and Tuscarawas river into raging torrents late today-One life was taken, Clarence Anderson, 51 resident of the county infirmary, toppled from a fool-bridge and was swept away. ThexMahoning near here was eight feet above normal. The creek in which Anderson fell normally is a small stream feeding the Mahoning. . The Tuscarawas near Massoillon rose to flood stage. Ohio Still tfrrite Cincinnati, Or., March 24. The Ohio river flood crest rose slowly and comparatively harmlessly today, flooding river front shacks and warehouses. The roaring torrents that inundated the Pittsburgh business district and caused many deaths and high property damage through the upper Ohio valley, had diminished to an ovei - loud whisper. The lTver stage stood at 58.4 feet, only a few feet above flood stage. It was expected to reach n maximum of 59 feet this after noon and then start receiding. . licononile Loss Staggers - (C-or-JrifhV m, by' Unitrit !) Rivers that lor 10 days have surged wildly over parts . of . Hi states exhausted their force in the lower reaches today. Their reees. sion uncovered for the first time the full picture of destruction seldom equalled in American disasters. Official figures obtained from coroners, police and sheriffs tablislied a confirmed death, list of (IMi-ine Turn to I'aKP Two) EXCISE TAX FOR FARM GOODS GETS COMMITTEE'S OK Washington, March 14. The House ways and means subcom mitlee drafting a tax bill agreed today to recommend to the full committee a series of excise taxs on agricultural commodities de signed to raise $221,000,000 in additional revenue. With this agreement, the subcommittee which has been considering the new $1,137,000,000 revenue program since March 3, adjourned subject to the coll of the chair, Chairman Samuel B. Hill, D., Wash., said the group's report for the full committee would be com pleted wilOin a day or two. Hill said his committees also had agreed to refund $35,000,000 in taxes on lour stocks paid by intermediate processors, wholesalers and retailers under the Invalidated AAA. Attempted Escape From Pen Blocked Salem, Ore., March 24. Guards foiled an attempted break by two prisoners at (the stale penitentiary today. William P. Smith and Harold E. Fleming, both 26, serving ten years for assault with attempt to rob a Salem drug store Dec. B, 1933, got into the corridor of the old cell block and were spreading the bars on a window when a guard came by on patrol and captured them. Both men served terms in New Hampton reformatory, New York, Warden James Lewis said. a nH'ORTS AUTO CRASH D. H. Bender, living on R. F. D. No. 1, reported to police headquarters late yesterday that on Saturday his car suffered a damaged right rear fender when it was struck by a car driven by R, E Halston as the latter was omerg ing from the curb on Broadalbin street between Third and Fourth streets, tearing the bumper from the car that Halston was driving. The damage to theHenuer car was reported as $(1.25 and to the other car as $8. MEETING DATE CHANGED The district meeting of lhe Eastern Star scheiWAntSlnrSthe Masonic temple at Shedd, March 27, has been changed to Saturday, April 4, It was announced today. At the meeting will be Mrs. Inez Glaisyer, Coquille, worthy grand matron of Oregon, his agency's "security" work-relief pay scale was under attack in two states. Public works union .employes went on strike in St. I.ouis. WPA workers Demanded a 10 per cent raise in Wisconsin. Hopkins' original wage scale was designed to be from 20 to 30 per cent below prevailing wages so that persons working on gov ernment projects would be anx- ious to take employment in i vale industry, Protests, however, forced W pri- i'PA to raise its pay level by 10 per cent and decrease working hours by the same amount. WPA's wage statement showed New York City needy were receiving highest wages, an A'crage of S70.23 a month. Lowest pay was $23.93 a month in North Carolina. State-by-state wage averages computed for December included: Oregon, $54.50, al Washington, v54.82. Salem Would Alter Status of Chiefs police and fire chiefs from civil service and providlnglor their ap-l I Pintment by the city council for maximum two year terms was in troduced at the council meeting here last night. The proposal would not affect the civil service status of Chief of Police Frank A. Minto, now under indictment on charges of malfeas- ance and negligence in office and failure to prosecute known gam - biers. If passed by the council at a meeting April 6, the amendment will come before the people at the May 16 primar.vQction. Considered by Chancellor Hitler to be the paragon of Nordic beauty, he has honored Inga Ar-vad (above), beautiful, blonde newspaper woman with appointment as chief of publicity for the Nazis in Denmark. It was ns a newspaper woman that Miss Ar-vad met Hitler. Backed by the endorsement of Mayor Jackson and inspired by substantial initial donations. members of the Red Cross board today launched an intensive drive in the business district Jo raise funds which will be used to alio viate sufferine in the eastern flood areas. It Is plnnned to complete solicitations by noon tomorrow. Plans for the drive were formu lated at a meeting of the board in the Greyhound Tavern at noon tinder chairmanship of the county chairman, Walter Arbuthnot. The subscription list was headed by the three local banks and the Democrat-Herald each giving $5 toward this cause. Other in dividual subscriptions also were reported late today. During the meeting H was brought out that victims of the flood, one of the worst such dis asters from the standpoint of property damage and human suf fering in recent decades, are in need of more aid than the national Bed Cross can supply, and the local drive hfes as its purpose the raising of additional funds. It was also pointed out at to day's meeting that when need arose at Longview a few years ago, from flood .causes, and also iol lowing the southern California earthquake, similar solicitations as those now under way here wer made in the cast for the benefit of the westerners.. The goal of the Albany drive, which is headed by Mrs. Edwin Fortmiller, is $200. The county-wide drive, however, is xpected to produce--- $400 includ.ng Albany's quota. Solicitations' here will be .nade by members of the Red Cross board itself who reside in Albany. They are: Walter Arbuthnot, ehainn.'m: F. P. Nutting, recording secretary; Stanley Peterson, treasurer; W. V. Merrill, J. Deo MO'lain, Mrs. E. C. Fisher, S. V. Smith, Walter Smith, Franklin Miller, Dr. M. M Stocker, County Judge J. J. Barrett and County Commissioners H. A. Renninger and II. F. Warren, Mrs. Edwin Fortmiller, Hex Putnam, city school superintendent, Prof. G. Glenn Holmes of Albany College, Mrs. Keith Bryant, Carl Ellingscn, and Mrs. F. D. White. Only business houses will be solicited, Mrs. Fortmiller said. AUNT HET O BY RODERT QUILLEN "I know it's bod manners, but if folks don't know when it's time to go home, they'll just have to set and watch me yawn." (Coprrluht, ItlSt, PublUhrn SrndlMU) FLOOPEUEF with the house,- which passed it dilions, it may be lcclassijied up-Feb. 28. j vii ii-cummcnduliori by the state The senate added approximately omnuuee and approval of the $39,000,000 to the amounts sped-j.;tc. etaiy. fied in, the house bill. a. Cultivated fallow land, in- The principal increases were eluding clean cultivated cichards $10,000,000 for soil conservation j un,( vineyards. Cultivated tallow and flood prevention work. $10.-lalKii however, may be otherwise 000,000 for purchase of new ; timber , ci;,ssined 0n recommendation of lani!f lorr. lhJ-!rcs service and lhe st;ae commiUct. anti approval hours after the jurors retired g) I balem, Ore., March 24. A char-deliberate the case. He dismissed ter amendment to remove future Berlin, March 24. Joachim von Ribbentrop, Adolf Hitler's special envoy, left by airplane for Lon- Inn today. He .curried the German ish-French-Italian-Belgian proposals for settlement of the Khine-land dispute. It was said authoritatively that the Gcrinany reply rejected firmly any idea of a demilitarized Rhineland zone on German soil alone or one in which foreign troops would act as observers-policemen. But,it was made plain at the same time that the reply s intended to keep negotiations open and it was intimated that Hitler made alternative proposals to those which the Locarno powers drafted lost eek. Hitler was understood to feel Ugil Germany has nothing more to gain by pursuing an isolated course in European affairs, and that it is Tiecessary to resume cooperation in order to make a bid for restoration of the colonial territory lost in the World war. Hence il was hoped here that the German note would be sufficiently acceptable to Great Britain to assure that Britain would insist that France continue the effort to find a compromise which would lead eventually to a broad program of peace consolidation. Slate Company Gets Salem Reservoir Job Salem, Ore., March 24. Slate Construction Co., Albany, was awarded the excavation contract for a 10,000,000 gallon reservoir for the Salem water department ; by the city council last night, I The bid was $7500 below engin- cers' estimates. Other low bids were Kern & Kibbe, $15,117 and J. A. Lyons. $18,228. Work is to be .completed by May 31. gulf toward Venezuela, 20 miles away. The men who escaped are Henri Le Clcrq, once a well known French playwright and journalist, sentenced for murder; De Mussere Maes, also sentenced for murder: Henri Novarro, Julio Morrelli and Fernandez Gregorio, against whom charges are not known here. They are sure that they will be ).,l..r.rv.n In 11-1)1) Tlw.V iritimH lo stop at non-French islands on the way. O meni saiu uiu men weie in-,m-u .- humanely as possible. No thip would take them as passengers. 'eert there was no alternative, it ...u, but to senn mem on a boat provided for T. B. TESTS S( IIKIH I.KD FIXE FIRE Pt'T Ol'T Announcement was made today I A flue fire at the Ed Barrett by Juanita Johnston, county hcellh home' at Sixth and Washington nurse, that tuberculin test? will be ' streets last night was supervised administered to the children of by the Albany fire department as the Brownsville schools by Dr. ! it burned without inflicting dam-Ralph Herron, assisted by herself. ; age. the jurors immediately and left Lamson's future fate in doubt. The next move is up to District Attorney Fred Thomas who four times in three years has tried to convict Lamson. Thomas has 3(1 days in which to announce his course. Thomas was considering dropping the case entirely. South Will Appear In Concert April 6 Charles South, widely known violinist who has returned to the scenes of his .boyhood to reside after world-wide travels, will be heard in a concert at the First Presbyterian church at 8 p. m. Monda;April 6, it was announced today. Mr- South's appearance will be under auspices of the April group of lhe Presbyterian Women's association, which will share in the net proceeds from a nominal admission charge. The featured musician will be 1... f....) .. (un 01.-.31.)CU uj -Htl urtLnsmi ui wie tlbanv college depaiiT'.-nt of music wno win oiav uitttio solos. and will be accomoanied bv Mrs. Margaret Notz Sleinmetz, who has played in Albany previously as an accompanist and as a soloist. Roosevelt Heading Into Caribbean Area m jTJl).i. 2Tr March psi- aajiit Hoosevelt headed into the '0 Devil's Island Refugees Head For Haiti with Open Rowfoat tion programs against cattle dis cases. 'Koehn to Address V Chamber Wednesday ' Members ol the Albany chamber of commerce ore receiving written invitations today to a1-tend the regular weekly meeting Wednesday noon at the Albany hotel to be addressed by George L. Koehn, state commander of the American Legion. The chamber is cooperating with the Albany American Legion post in holding this joint meeting. Commander Koehn is known as a fli -ent speaker and comes w!h a patriotic address. A large ,'nd-ance is anticipated. B:ax& to Amsma' William H. Hornibrook..imer owner, of the Albany Democrat and at present United States minister to Pri. Wfites ffQVi Teher-KB to hw fttii Morl, F-r. Nutting, at to epB(Kto)Ds representing his BQD3najR CD this far away Puun- BWrin8 to himsoivf Mrs. Home-brook, and their daughter, Vir-fSnia, he states: "Wc have enjoyed Site in Teheran. Il has been a )ndeilul experience." Reteroi.(Q, (pf made in the letter regarding Trtficial business and Dolitics undei ( head of being strictly c: (AVntial. aeveiai pictures wei (CO):it, showing Mrs. Hornibroi(g)l n cortege, a beautif buildu ith the Elboiz range '.oj Uins in the background. 1 (2 fyfeer states that thry weto leave Q?(E) home March, and expect tj rive m .,v lorK April q l Port of Spain, Trinidad, March 4- five refugees from Devils: Viand penal colony in French1 Guiana were believed rowing along the Venezuelan coast today on their way to Haiti. Sheltered here for four months after their escape from the dread French colony, the five were towed seven miles out to sea from the Island Sunday night and left toi ,U..; ... U....4 41... ...li of the Cariuboan to their new home. wnicn mane 11 inanvisaoie 10 senu the refugees reluctantly on their wav. The five had warm clothes, iidm.-j .ih. i" .... ......j I I blue (rSjibbean today on a sea-go-1 Efforts of the police to get rid or j Explaining Hint it was imposing hoTidiiy that will (php hira their unwelcome guests were de- sible to let the men remain here, :,iv:,v fr(S) hie rWlr fKrrtw. m.vRJaved because of bad weather, the local government in a stale- fV). lg).c cbi,.xeeut- i(s hV JSl co n.(2Xi n i ca t i on U I r W a s h 1 1 5IP). He was kertWfiLjinfoimerl of ijhe?y.;ri-is of government efforts gl' succtQ the flood areas. lomme ueveiuprneill.s us wen .15 ui feiven them here. They were lasl.lhcir way in 'icen rowing valiantly across the! them.