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FULL LEASED WIRE CalM Piw SotIm Complete County, Stste, Nation- ml od World News the day it happen! . Serving ill Lion County. Classified Ads ReachQOver 4,000 homes dally, and are eagerly read. If you biva any wants they will pay. Telephone IS The Albany D P ocrot-Herald, Vol. LXIX, No. 223 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1936 The Albany Herald, Vol. LXI, No. 213 TO PAY FULL PENALTY EXECUTIONER HEARST DEGRADES ' PRESS, SAYS SOLON FLOOD IRK ' BRUNO WEEPS GDARTY VS TOWN END ROW ASSURE, LINN IN PRIMARIES in nr v.. ,o I BRUNO RICHARD HAUPTMANN HITLER ANSWER SENT TO EDEN IS WIDE OPEN Bill Author Says Founder Guilty of Abandoning Original Plan ASKS FOLLOWERS' AID "No Quarter" Promised as New Wrangle Breaks Pension Ranks Washington, March 31. Rep. John S. McGroarty, D., Calif., today called upon "milliuns of Townsend supporters" to decide whether they would support him or continue in the runfts of the founder of the $2U0-a-month pension plan, Dr. Francis K. Town-? send. McGroarty emphasized that there would be no quarter in his feud with Townsend which has ended MeGroarty's role as chief spokesman in congress for the Townsend movement. McGroarty charged that Town-send had deserted the original plan to raise pension funds Horn a two per cent transaction tax estimated to yield $20,000,000,000 annually in favor of a plan to issue tax-exempt securities offered by Sheridan Downey, the aged physician's attorney. Will Stand Pat "I no longer care what the doctor does or what he thinks," McGroarty said. "I am going to stand pat on my bill which embraces tne original proposal and which 1 introduced at the last session of congress and at the present one- 'The millions of Townsend supporters who have gone into the movement on the original proposition will have to say as to which of us is right." An article signed by Townsend in the."Townseud Weekly" rebuked McGroarty and asserted the OARP national headquarters was not supporting his "private political ambitions." MARCH LION HAS BAD CHILL; SNOW, DUST MARK EXIT Portland, Ore., March 31. The March lion went out today blowing his icy breath over the northwest and of soft April showers fall tomorrow they will blanket the spring flowers with snow, the .weather bureau forecast. Temperature throughout Ore gon and Washington this morning. Heavy snow fell in; parts of the interior of Oregon and Washington and in other parts the northwest wind whipped up dust storms. "Unsettled and continued cold," the weather forecast said today prospect of any general change for; two or three days. Bend, Or.. March 31. The deepest March snowfall on record cov er uenu iu d iui-pm u. this morning. The Central Oregon atX.TZilV , -u . Vu highway to Portland was blocked. Mrs. Chorlea Wotti Dies Moodoy Nigfct Mrs- Charles W. Watts, a resident of Albany for approximately 50 years, died in the Albany General hospital last night following a prolonged illness. Her only doughtcr, a resident of Portland, is reported to be ill and perhaps not able to come to Albany 10 at-nd her funeral. Mr. Watts oied in Alaska during the gold rush in that country and is buried there. The funeral service, to be in charge of the Fortmiller funeral directors, will be announOcd Inter. Riverside, March 31. (Special) A nursing ttle is just as good as a mother in the opinion of seven liny fox pups that are being reared at the Hugh Taylor farm in Benton county, if Howartl-, Atke-son of Riverside has int?jreted Iheir feelings correctly. Atkfson uncovered a fox dii on in? Taylers farm while he weST plclifc thtWrecenlly. The moth- I. Ill I .. -I ; Robert Elliott, professional exe cutioner, who is slated to turn on the current to kill Bruno Richard Hauptmann tonight in the New Jersey state prison. Linn county relief workers, headed by Carolyn Dooliltle, newly appointed relief committee secretary, will concentrate their activities during April upon work incidental to the new state-county old age pension setrUp, it ..was Revealed yesteYday at the regular meeting of the Linn county relief committee. The matter of pensions was brought up by Couly Judge J. J. Barrett, who conveyed to the committee the information he gleaned Saturday in Portland at a meeting of the state committee that the manner of gathering information concerning pensioners will be left up to the respective county relief committees. The course chosen here was adopted upon suggestion of Miss Dooliltle that with the aid of information already available, and guided by pension records already on file at the county clerk's office, the social workers will be able to 'n'r. ! arilS,l'ZSe.d ".. ditional clerical help. According to Miss Doolittle's plan, the three social workers will each visit pension applicants in her respective district, with Miss Dooliltle herself aiding wherever necessary, ,Jo vi Albany. Persons now receiving pensions from the county will be visited first and will be assisted in filling out their applications and in furnishing the niformation required that they may receive the new pensions. It explained that the case of every applicant, whether new or already on pension, must be inves tigatcd anew. Thpro :iro in T.inn pnnnlv now 253 such persons already receiv - m Dons ons. t was rcnorted bv WORKERS SEEK PENS DATA Schwellenbach Hits Back in Fighting Attack on Lobby Quizz Washington, March 31- Sen. Lewis B. Schwellenbach, D,. Wash., in the senate today charged William Rnndolph Herast obtained news by "larceny and bribery" and had "done more to degrade the entire American press than anyone else in its history." Schwellenbach defended activities of the lobby committer which have been under fire by Hearst ir. his newspapers and in the District of Columbia supreme court where Ihe publisher seeks an injunction to restrain the investigators from examining his private telegrams. Schwellenbach described working conditions on Hearst newspapers as a "disgrace." He said the publisher and his friends "gather and loll in luxury" in a $15,000,000 "Bavarian" castle" in California while his publications arc operated "on the theory or on the basis of a sweatshop." Reviewing events of the World War, Schwellenbach charged certain news dispatches sent by the Associated Press eventually found their way into the offices of the 'nternational News Service, a ".earst service. - 448 FILE FOR Salem. Ore.. March 31. By mail, and telegraph, the last belated filings for Oregon's May 15 primary election came in today to bring the total number of candidates to 448, the most names ever written on a secretary of state's books in the state's history. In a last-minute rush, 177 filings were made the last day, also a new record. For the first time in years, the democratic party had a complete state ticket in the field, and had a candidate .for ; virtually ... .every, other office. The list of candidates was divided as follows: 246 republicans, 181 democrats and 21 non-partisans. Running for the legislature were 261 men and women, with republicans in the lead. In the presidential preferential primary. Sen. William E. Borah, of Idaho and William S. Bennett, New York attorney, were unopposed for the republican nomination for president and vice-president of the United States. President Roosevelt and Vice-president Garner had no opposition on the democratic ballot. For the most important state offices. State Treasurer Rufus C. Holman had W. E. Burke, Yamhill county senator, as his opponent on the republican ticket. Filed for the democratic nomination were U. S. Burt, Corvallis, and Jack E. Allen, Pendleton. "Burt is state president of the Young Democrats. Allen is a former administrator of the Oregon Liquor Control commission and ex-state senator from Umatilla county. . On his statement. Holman had no mention of the Townscnd old age plan which he recently espoused, but merely said "his record for economy speaks for itself. Favors old age pensions." The race for United States senator will be heated. Sen. Charles L. McNary, Salem, minority leader of the upper house and sent to Washington. D. C, by Orogdh for the past 19 years, is on the republican ticket against Sam Brown, Gervais, and Theodore G. (Dcanc Turn to I'aue Two) "20.000 Smelt Fishermeft Crowd Banks of Sandy" Smelt are coming up the Sandy one hundred million strong and, gathered on the river bank, is a vast. expectant throng; and they'll dip the frisky fishes, from the waters of the stream, in numbers that would satisfy most any angler s dream. They don't have to have a dip-net. most anything will do. for they dip them up in bird-cages, too; baskets, and thev riin thpm in with hpri-snrinps ancViith gunnysacks and pails; no Setter what they're dipping wnn. a nipping seldom rjin, The Salmon is a mig gSifish. the trout is best for sport, the tar- pon is a battle according to port: there "who. comes to eating. usni any iisn mat a tning upon trre smelt, to make a tasty dish. And so the crowds will gather. when there's a run of .melt, and. wade ouVibi, the river, where ice would stately melt, and they'll coop fish-out in barrel-fulls and I ELECTION From the HeadKnes By Deacon Richmond AS LAST ROPE TO LIVE FADES Defense Exhausts Legal Steps to Prevent Execution ' FINAL CHANCE FAINT Grand Jury Hears Wendel Angle, Might Ask for Stay N Trenton, N. J March 31. Bruno Richard Hauptmann, weeping and. praying in state prison death house tuday saw his last legal chance o( escaping execution tonight blasted by refusal of a plea for a new trial and a stay. p ., . . ;, As the minutes ticked toward the hour he must walk to thn death chair there was only ons fantastic and extra-legal hope left for the condemned man. It was sensational last-minute maneuver by which the Mercer county grand jury might petition Gov. Harold G. Hoffman for a stay pendinc further investigation of the stranga case of Paul Wendel.. , Judge Denies Plea ' With the condemned man red- eyed, sleepless, weeping and re fusing food, and moved to a new cell, his attorneys, C. Lloyd Fisher and Frederick A. Pope, accompanied by Attoi ney-General David T- Wilentz, went before Justice Thomas W. Trenchard, who presided at the original trial. Fisher argued that the arrest of Wendel. who confessed the Lindbergh crime to Burlington county detective Ellis Parker but later repudiated the confession, was reason for a judicial stay of execution. or a new trial. The aged jurist, who has been 111, listened to the impassioned ar gument .. of. Fisher an - argument which the attorney previously had admitted was futile and said no to both requests. Jurors Debate Step Meantime there had been developing another of those fiction-life situations which sag under the weight of bitter state political feuds and which have repeatedly ( l'lcasa Turn to Page Two) ; . PROGRAM LISTED FOR COLLEGIANS' CONCERT THURSDAY Albany music goers opportunity to hear the Albany college vocalists will come Thursday night when the music department pre- scnts the college chorus and feature numbers in concert, at 8 . p. m. in the First Presbyterian church, under the direction , o Blanche Cohen. Accompanists in this spring musical presentation will be Cherrio Adams and Fred W. Ncal. The evenings program Is as follows: "How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place" (Brahms) chorus. "Whcrc'ere You Walk" (Han-, del) and "M'Appari" (Flotow) Clarence C. Slocum, tenor. "In Spring" (Bargicl) and "Tha Piper of Love" (Carew) women's sextet. Folk songs: "Bendemeer's Stream," "Russian Snow Song", and "Dancing on- the Green'V- chorus. ' . . "Give a Man a Horse He Care Ride" (O'Hara) and "On the Road to Mandalay" (Speaks) Petcf Larson, bass. . ; "In the Time of Roses" (Roich-ardt.) "Dawn" (Prothereo) and "Oh Night of Dreams" (Cadman) a capella chorus. "Oh God of God" (Wagner, "In-victus" and "Of Man River (Kern) male quartet. 'II Bacio" (Arditi) Elizabeth, Larsen. soprano. "Bridal Chorus" (Cowen) chorus. , Resignation of pr. A. A. Groen-, ing as censor of the Orange Peal, Albany college student- publication, Ig'camc knowgi today as students prepared for issuance of a'n April 1 edition. Professor T. F. Mundle announced to the publication stan that Dr. Grnening had resigned. The staff was requested to submit material to Professors Eugene Burn and Mundle. Dr. Grocning had no statement concerning his resignation. Editor Asa Lewclling. however, said, "I admired Dr. Groenlng. It was a pleasure to work with him for he was always willing to co-operate. I regret the unfortunate incident leading to his resignation in which his authority was ignored by critical students." Objection was said to have been made by Dr. Groenlng approving a story dealing with the recent campus-wide, row, , N VALLEY OAS E Senate Group Favorable to $8,000,000 for Columbia Basin WILLAMETTE TO SHARE Santiam, Mary's River and Muddy Creek Work Is Included Washington, March 31. The senate commerce committee today gave tentative approval to about K8.000.000 worth of flood control projects recommended by army engineers for the Columbia river basin and the Willamette river in Oregon and Washington. ; Largest of the proposed expenditures was $2,430,000 for construction of bank-protection works, with channel improvements, on the Willamette river and its tributaries, and $1,364,900 for levees on Sauvies island in Multnomah county, Oregon. Other items included: Columbia Section: $1,600 for drainage districts in Multnomah county; $281,000 for Deer Island area; $329,000 for Scappoose drainage district; $216.-000 for Beaver drainage district in Columbia county, and $116,000 for Wcstland district in Columbia county-Willamette Section: $1,000,000 for channel below Harrisburg; $810,000 for Tualatin river clearance; $250,000 for Mol alia river clearance and bank pro tcction; $180,000 for Santiam bank protection; $40,000 for Clackamas river work; $70,000 for Mary's river and Muddy creek,, and $80,000 for McKenzie river. COUNTY NURSE TO MAKE TESTS FOR HEALTH CONTEST Announcement was made today by O. E. Mikeseil, federal emergency county agent in charge of 4-H club work, that Juanita Johnston, county health nurse, will examine all Linn county club members between now and the time of the annual Linn county club 4-H lair in .connection with the newly inaugurated county club health contest. These examinations will determine the high scoring boy and girl in each club, to lurnish competitors for health honors at tne this year, and will aid by d girls in completing id the their club work for the year, Mikeseil said, enabling them also to correct defects. The winners of Hie county-wide contest will represent Linn county at the state fair in u stale wide-contest. The slate contest last veur was won by Elmona Hurr, Shc-dd, in the girls' division, while Gerald Horton of Sweet Home won second place in the boys' division. Orrille Flowerdew Buried on Sunday 1 . Harrisburg, March 31.- (Spec-ten- "" "rvine r lowc-raew, SCIO WANTS IN Information on the Albany soft- ball league has been requested by Scio, Joe Neuman, president of the league, said today. Although 18 miles away, Scio has expressed the desire to join the loop. Column Cut Railroad cribing their advance in a war Qommunique, d today: "Their marcn was particularly difficult in some parts not only because of the torr-vheat but on account of the rocT terrain and an absolute lack of supplies." They had to march in blistering desert and volcanic hills. In reach- ing tMrdo they occupied an im- portWH centpyn the Aussa dis- easy striking distance of the SAwash river, sole water supply in the region, and the vital cara- van junction of Hadele liubo, cen- trr of all the cross-cultimz roads in the area. 5 Itis likely that arms have been smuKiled across the border of French Somaliland, to the east, to the main road that runs south. TENTH Republicans, Democrats Rush Candidates to List Names FEW. LACK. CONTEST Late Filings Close Gaps in " Ranks Seeking Seats in Legislature Expiration of the time allowed for filing of candidacies for nominations in the republican and democratic primaries of May 15 found every office in Linn county and in the legislative district with at least one aspirant on each party ticket. Last minute filings yesterday included those of Mrs. Viola Faller, Lebanon, for the office of county school superintendent; Pierce Jenks, Tangent, for the office of county clerk on the democratic ticket; George Billings, Lebanon, I on the republican ticket for the office of sheriff and Victor Olliver, republican, seeking re-nomination I for the office of justice of the peace in district No. 1. Justice districts Nos. S and 9 are without candidates. Maay Unopposed Mrs. Faller will append to her name on the ballot the statement: "Linn county teacher and Oregon Normal school graduate." Jenks has adopted no slogan, but Billings promises "Economy, Enforcement of the Law." In the republican primaries Stella Hoover, county recorder; Walter W. Larsen, candidate for county surveyor W. C. Templeton, county assessor; E. C. Fisher, coroner, in the county office group, and Judge Victor Olliver are unopposed, and the last named office has no democratic aspirant. On the democratic side, Jenks, Fay MiHer, candidate for assessor; Treasurer Grover C. Nance and N. C. Lowe, candidate for coroner, are all .unopposed in the primaries. The republican legislative tick- tPlcMe Turn to Pane Two) MAY QUEEN WILL BE SELECTED IN FRIDAY ELECTION Initial steps in preparation for the annual Albany college May Day fete to be held Saturday, May 2, arc announced by John E- .Bryant, student body president, and the first election to determine the May queen will be held Friday. April 3. In case a majority vote tor one candidate is not polled a second election will be held Tuesday, April 7. "Candidates eligible for tiie queen's position are Wilmu Dick, Elizabeth Larsen and Betty Richardson, Portland; Elaine Lyle, Seattle, and Bernice Morton,' Lebanon. All are seniors, and have attended the local institution at least two years, as provided in the student body constitution regarding the queen's position. John Bryant, as student body president, will automatically be prime minister for the occasion. , Special invitations to the college cclcoralion will be itsued to ail undents in Linn county hig!i schools by the Junior class. Plans are being tompleied to send col-" lege entertainment into the lni'.h tcnool student assemblies. Lcland Russell, Koscburg. has been appointed general ciiaiionun tor the reslivities, ana subsequent committee chairmen are: Robert Tarr, docoratii.ns; Wilma Baldwin, program; Mildied Cole, processional, and Kussell Hoyt, music. As in previous years tlic Y.W. C.A. will sponsor thp May day luncheon in the commons of Woodward hall, in honor of the queen and her court. Tentative plans schedule a May day dance honoring the queen, as a linaie to the day's festivities.1 Sponsored by Delia Kappa Phi and Alpha Gamtfli sororities- Former students, alumnae, students of the Portland unit, and iacuity will be included in the guest list, in addition to the students attending trifocal institution. Salem. Ore.. March 31. Jack Craig. 16, and William Trudgen. 15, were seriously injured last night when the bicycles they were riding were struck from the rear by a truck driven by John Lank-tree, Salem. O Craig suffered a badly crushed chest and Trudgen a fractured skull. Both boys were badly cut and bgjised. Lanktree told police h2pcT"' not see the cyclists, although police said both bicycles STATE INCOME TAX DUE ON WEDNESDAY; RETURNS ARE HIGH Salem, Ore., March 31. Heaviest income tax payments in history came to the state tux commission today. With tomorrow the last day . to pay, the commission's bank account bulged with $1,340,311.21 in cash. On the next to the last day a year ago, only $977,934.35 had been paid. Thirty-five per cent ahead of last year in collections, the commission estimated Its total receipts would be $3,500,000, a million dollars more than was paid in 193ft. Since many taxpayers remit to the state on the installment plan, the total tax will not be received until Oct. 1. Trial of Damage Suit Ncars End Trial of the personal injury case of Richard Goerling vs. J. H. Heck, was believed to be ncaring its conclusion today before a Linn county circuit court jury here this afternoon. While the prosecution still was calling witnesses at 2 p. m court attaches believed the case would probably be finished before night, clearing the way for retrial of the case of James J. Cronin, accused of assaulting Claude Hulls with intent to kill. The jury in the damage case is composed of John W. Alvin, C. F. Morse. Arch Ray, Emily C. Grimes, P. H. Walter, Lizzie Cyrus, Maude Montgomery, Edward A. Chambers. Clyde MeRiic, Claudia M. Gill, and William O'Brien. The case involves an automobile collision on the Pacific highway near the Calapooia bridge-north of Shedd last winter, in which Goerling alleges he was injured. He asks damages totaling $20,375. The docket for the remainder of this term is as follows: April 1, State of Oregon vs. James J. Cronin; April 9, George Rouse vs. Rufus I. Liles. et al.; April 10, American Mortgage & Loan Co. vs. H. T. Widdifield and April 13, Clara Hickman vs. Walter Stuart. Sessions will open at 9 a. m. each excepting April 13, when the time is set for 10 a. m. ; The circuit court grand jury yes-1 terday convened, but inasmuch as all bound over cases hurl been dis- posed of by pleas to information and waiving of indictments and no matters wow pending for investi-i gation, Judge McMahan dismissed : the jurors, who had been function-' ing for the last year. This will ne- cessilate drawing of a new grand jury during the present term of court. ! WILL WOK g I, PORTLAND I Announcement as mane tooay i by J. C. Irvine, mnnugi-r of the Albany branch of the U. S. Na- I tional bank of Portland, that Ken- neth C. Miller, assistant manager has been temporarily transferred to the banks headquarters j Portland for the purpose of assist- . ing tne personnel at tnai unit in respect to its various branch bank activities throughout Oregon. It is oipit'cted that Mr. Miller will be away from his Albany dixies several ic-ks. during which time C. E. LSWbard from the he-ad office will assist Mr. Irvine in the activities of the local branch, the local manager said. 1 Berlin, March 31. Fuehrer Adolf Hitler sent nis answer to the Locarno powers' peace proposals lu London by airplane today. Joachim von Ribbentrop, special ambassador, left with the answer at 4:40 p. in. li was indicated Hitler reached his decision only this afternoon, after long consideration. Hitler was busy consulting Ribbentrop and his cabinet colleagues all day on his proposals. Ribbentrop was to present the proposals to Anthony Eden, British foreign secretary, as agent for the Locarno treaty nations. It was indicated authoritatively that Hitler had intended to make an offer of a broad plan of pacification one so broad that loreign critics have condemned it in advance as likely to have no depth. First he considered sending the proposals on time today, through the British emoassy here or the German embassy in London. But It was indicated that he decided it better to proceed even more cautiously than hitherto because of two factors: 1 His 90.702 per cent triumph in the vote at Sun"ayY. reachstag election. 2 The British decision, despiic his protests, to join in early staff conferences with Franco and Belgium to agree on joint land, sea and air action in event of an un provoked attack by any nation which would mean only Geunany on France or Belgium. SLTFKKS SEVERE BURN A. Ackerman was reported to day to be recovering from severe buns on his hand, which he suffer ed Saturday when he seized a live wire which had blown down and was hanging between his residence and a pole on Broadway in West Albany- Acki-rmnn was dazed by the shock. He was extricated by George Shipman, a neighbor, who wrapped a coat around the wire and separated Ackerman from it AUNT HET T IOBKKT QUILLEM "I wouldn't say that she always interrupts, but I've been talkin' to her for twenty years and 1 haven't got to finish a sentence yet." (Coprrliht, 1(35, Publubcn SrndlMU) I Judge Barrett. New applicants will year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hoy be investigated and aided after the Flowerdew. died of pneumonia existing pensioners have been dis- Friday night. posed of. The funeral service was held at The new pensions will range be- 'he Miller chapel here Sunday af-tween $10 and $30 a month, de- ternoon. Burial was in the Alford pending upon needs of the respec-1 cemetery. The boy is survived by live applicant, Judge Barrett ex-; his parents and six brothers and plained. sisters. The family moved here less To facilitate work, the relief than a year ago from Nebraska. committee authorized Miss Doo- little to close the Linn county relief office every afternoon between April 1 and May 1, or as long as is necessary to complete the work. The relief oaf ice. however, will be rlMi-n. Turn to 1'iiiri- Twnl Italian Mystery Ihfeatens Rome,' March 31. A mystery (,Gri.n of Italian troof)has oc- cuptcd Sardo, importulrf center in northeastern Ethiopia, after a march of 220 miles from the Eri - Jtrean coa--t a war communique Qiif,,)5l.d tfUy.r The aaTIincf-' constitutes a threat against the Ethiopian lines new direction, while fears were communication with the sea in to I i ; ; i Ci.wus killed as a sheep-slaying but her family was :re- a of felt among Ethiopian leaders thatvirict of the Mdrtheast and were rved. O LES IcIS SET Treth Funeral services for Roy SanJ)jibo uel Wales, who died at his home iter rr the mportant Lake Tana regior(i northwest and Addis Ababa bouti railway in the easl - cen - might fall. Thp nfw mystery column start - ed out from Assab, a secret port on the Red Sea opposite Aden of; which litv is heard, and from Uailul nSsf it. j Marshal Pictro Badoglio, des- - ; I ; in Albany Monday of this week, will be held Thursday afternoon from the Fortmiller funeral home at two, o'clock. Rev. Thomas D. ;-vc'"'cc friv were equipped with rellertnr: headlights. load of funiong the bandy Y arniffipastor( the r irst Mctno-er, when the welt begin to run. dist church, is? officiate. .- o

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