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FULL LEASED WIRE Cnltal Prm Scrrle. Complete County, State, Nitlon-1 and World. Newi the day it happens. Serving ill Linn County. Classified Ads Reach over 4,000 homes dally, and are eagerly read. If you bav any wants they will pay. Telephone 15 The Albany ( Snocrat-Herald, Vol. LXIX, No. 224 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1936 The Albany Herald, Vol. LXI, No. 214 V l II If 6U UNDER FIRE FARE SAVER INVITES F-D TO CENTENNIAL GREAT FLOOD PENSION Liiuwr STUDlff JORT UNDER CONTRO FRIDAY NIGHT NEWEST DATE BRUNOTO DIE Wendel Case Studied by Grand Jury for Hour, , ' Laid Aside H L I R- T: m I y.4 The first printing press ever brought west ot the Rocky Mountains was put into service to print an invitation to President Roosevelt to open the Idaho Spalding Centennial celebration at Lewiston, May 1r to 10 Miss Jonn Spalding, great-granddaughter of Rev. Henry and Eliza Spalding, who brought the press West a century ago, printed the invitation. IS Commission Leaves Issue Strictly to Voters of County WARN OF EXPENSES Engineers Estimate Cost, Potential Numbers of Customers Salem, Ore, April 1. The stale hydroelectric commission today left squarely up to residents of Linn county the decision as to whether to form a Linn county People' Utility district. The commission took r.o definite stand on the feasibility of the project, but warned that to build a utility to duplicate and compete with the Mountain Stales Power Co. would be a "hazardous undertaking:" Formation of the district has been urged by the Linn County Grajige and Farmers' Union. The commission held healings three months ago, and has been preparing its final report in the meantime. Reports on a suggested Marion county and a Northwest Ore-ogn Bonneville Peoples' Utility district will be issued soon. 5251 Served in 1935 The proposed Linn county district would include 645 square miles of territory with an assessed valuation of $18,795,267 and a population of 21,000. Present electrical service is given on 235 miles of rural lines, which would cost $1,309,817 to replace. A total of 5251 customers were served last year for $295,245. Engineers estimated 2352 potential customers in the district, 815 more reachable by building 220 more miles of line, and 2082 additional customers that could be reached by- building another 360 miles of line.' A distribution system in cities and 455 miles of rural lines would cost $910,000 to build, the commission said. A plan involving 815 miles of rural lines would cost $1,234,000. Estimates Made The first plan was estimated to cost $258,783 annually for the first four years and $276,587 for each of the next 26 years and show a surplus of $30,268 annually for the first four years and $12,464 for each of the next 26 years. Cost of the second plan was figured at $312,340 annually for (Pleast Turn to Pajre Two) : EASTER EGG HUNT PLANNED BY LIONS SATURDAY, APRIL 1 1 RELEASED 01 I SALEM WOMAN IS SHOT; EX-HUSBAND NABBED FOR CRIME Salem, Ore., April 1. Harry (Bill) Walp, 32, Eugene, was held in the city jail today on a first-degree murder charge for killing his ex-wife, Martha, 29, at her home last niidit while a domitv sheriff who was to have protect-! ed her. sat out in front in a car. j "e siaie aiunK ine nignway wnn Walp was arrested in a Salem : 'he view of attracting tourists was hotel room an1 hour and a half discussed this noon before the after the murder. Officers Ed- members of the chamber of corn-wards and New had to threaten ! merce at the Albany hotel by C. A. to fill the room with tear gas be-i,Ayre. secretary 'and manager of. fore Walp' woul'd unlock his door. (the Oregon Pacific higliway nsso-He had the still-loaded murder j ciation. gun under his pillow, but sur- The speaker presented a picture rendered readily to the officers. I of the highway travel of the stole POWER SETUP Surveys for Dam Sites Under Way With Army Men AFFECTS WIDE AREA Santiam, Calapooia and Upper Willamette Said Involved Supplementing yesterday's i formation from Washington that the senate commerce committee has appropriated $2,430,000 for flood control work on the Wil lamette river, word was received here today from unofficial but authoritative sources that a 30 year program involving the expenditure of vast sums ior flood control, power, drainage and navi imri its trihiit.-irios is under Drocess ' of formulation by U. S. army engineers. The project under consideration contemplates improvements eclipsing the Tennessee valley project. Surveys Under Way Surveys are already under way, looking immediately toward location of dam sites, and in connection with an investigation of erosion conditions, power development, flood control and irrigation possibilities and needs. A dam site survey on the North Santiam river in the vicinity of Detroit is reported to have been completed." Under supervision of R. O. Fig-gins, U. S. geological survey engineer who is temporarily assigned to the army engineering corps for this purpose, a crew of approximately 15 men is now at work surveying a prospective dam site and storage reservoir on the Quartzville river above its confluence with the middle fork, of the South Santiam. Similar surveys are reported scheduled for the Calapooia river above Hollcy, where another large storage reservoir is in prospect; on the McKenzie river, where a scries of dams is planned, and on the Willamette coast fork below Cottage Grove and middle fork below Oakridgc and West Fir. Rail Activity Rumored These last named projects arc reported to involve submersion of three townsitcs. The surveying crew in the employ of Mr. Figgins is stationed at Lebanon. Later, it is reported, surveys will be made along the Willamette valley floor to determine irrigation and drainage prospects. (Pleaat Turn to Pe Two) GARAGE, WOODSHED BURNED IN EARLY WEDNESDAY BLAZE Fire early today destroyed the garage and woodshed at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Haglund, 420 Denver street, routed the family from their beds and inflicted a loss of nearly $800, including about $100 damage to the house itself. The flames are believed to have been caused by a short circuit in a car, which was destroyed with the garage. The flames are thought lo have spread thence to the' woodshed, whence they mounted I up the rear wall into the attic. A small dog in the woodshed was I burned to death. The blaze was discovered at 1:45 a.m. by neighbors who called the fire department. The firemen arrested the flames before they had done a great amount of damage to the house. The loss is reported to be covered by insurance, so far as the buildings are concerned. The residence is owned by Mrs. Nannie Vannice. In the house were Mr. and Mrs. Haglund, their two children and Mrs. Haglund's younger sister, Marjorie, none of whom were injured. Dale Forest Barker Dies Here Wednesday Dale Forest Barker. 10. son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest W. Barker, died at the family home, 812 South Chicago street at 9 a. m. today. He was born in Albany Nov. 30, 1026 and had spent all of his life here. Beside his parents he is survived by two brothers, Bobby and Fieddie Barker, at the family home, also his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Martin and Mrs. Eleanor Barker. Funeral services PUI STUDIED Edward J. Margett. California manager for Townsend clubs, un der fire in the house pensions plans probe as a result of crim inal indictments made against him years ago in Seattle. E London, April 1. Germany's peace proposals, offering mutual assistance pacts not only lo France and Belgium but also to Great Britain and Italy, the other Locarno powers, were published tonight. . 1 Great Britain was said authoritatively to have decided to accept the proposals as a basis of discus sion. The cabinet was understood lo have decided a letter should be sent, at once guaranteeing the security of France and Belgium if ihe coining ' negotiations break down. It was emphasized assistance would be given only in the event of a breakdown and only as a .result of a joint decision by the parties involved. Germany offered lo re-write the Local no treaty, which she scrapped when she moved her troop , into Hie Rhineland. The. German note reiterated Berlin's intention of not increasing the number of troops in the Rhineland, or moving them closer to the frontier. Hitherto, Germany has proposed nun-aggression pacts with her neighbors. Now for the first time she offers to place her entire armed forces at 'the disposal of France, Belgium, Britain and Italy on a recipiocal basis lo resist aggression. The note, as forecast, proposed an international commission with one British, one Italian and . one neutral member to supervise tint maintenance of the military status quo on both sides of the German-French-Italian borders. Germany, reaffirming her unwillingness to accept any solution which discriminates against tier, proposed that France and Belgium agree in advance to abide by the decisions of the proposed international Rhineland commission. Class in Poultry Raising to Start A class in poultry raising will be organized Thursday night at 7:30 at the Conner school, it is announced by Cecil Cox, instructor in the free night classes being conducted there this season. The class will be open to both men and women. J. V. Svinth, Smith-Hughes instructor at All-bany high school, will assist with the class. GERMAN PEAC RENEWED L OF THREE MEN Clements Admits Program : Subject to Desires of Triumvirate INDICTMENTS CITED California Manager Held Charges With Crimes at Seattle WASHINGTON, April 1. Robert E. Clements, resigned secretary-treasurer of the Townsend plan, today told the house Old Age Pension inquiry that mree men controlled assets of Old Age Revolving Pensions, Ltd.. which has received nearly $1,000,000 in contributions. Clements' statement was made after Committee Counsel James R. Sullivan read into the record a letter from Dr. F. E. Townsend to Clements suggesting a "whole sale" membership drive and sug gesting it appeared there, were "millions in the idea." Indictments Cited Washington, April 1. Evidence that Edward J. Margett, California state area manager for the Townsend plan, had been indicted three times, today was placed before the house old age pension investigators after much committee argument. Robert E. Clements, resigned Old Age Revolving Pensions secretory-treasurer, told the committee that Dr. F. E. Townsend, head of the OARP, refused to discharge Margett despite Clements' recommendation. One indictment, Committee Counsel James R. Sullivan brought out, was issued in Seattlo, Wash., for "obtaining the earnings of a prostitute." Rep. John Hi. Tolant D. CaV townsendsite member of the committee, objected to Ihe questioning. Clements denied that he knew Margett had been indicted twice for larceny in 1015 in Kings county, Washington. HEAVY SNOWSTORM COVERS WIDE AREA OVER NORTHWEST Portland, Ore., April 1. The heaviest snowstrom of the past wmler and the heaviest in April history here continued unabated at noon today. The weather bureau, located downtown in the customs house. had measured 4.1 inches of snow since the storm began last night, At higher levels it was piling up more than cmhl inches. At noon the temperature had risen one degree from the day's minimum to 33 degrees. One death was recorded here when R. A. J. Johnson was killed when his auto skidded on the icy deck of a Willamette river bridge. The snowfall was heavy in the Columbia river gorge and near Astoria, on the coast, logging camps were forced to shut down. New April 1 low temperature records were set in n number of sections of eastern Oregon and Washington. Baker reported a minimum of 0 degrees, Bend 8, Spokane 14. CASE GOES TO JURY Arguments were completed in the case of Richard Goerling vs. J. H. Beck, involving a claim for $20,375 damages as the result of an automobile accident, and the case was believed to be certain of going to the juiy before adjournment. Judge McMahan was delivering instructions late today. The case of the state vs. J.ames J. Cronin is scheduled to open lo-morrow on retrial. AUNT HET BY ROBERT QU1LLEN "Maybe a lady's voice ought to be soft and low, but how can folks hear you above the radio iou don't squeal." (Coprrlsht, 1SI, Publtihrn BrndlcsU) ffisw ;--! I I I MORE DELAY POSSIBLE Warden to Seek Opinion if Saturday or Sunday End of Week j Trenton, N. J., April 1. An other hour for Bruno Richard Hauptmann's death 8 p. m. Friday was set today but the con victed slayer of the Lindbergh baby clung to a slim hope that he might yet live out the week. The Mercer county grand . jury, meeting in the gray stone court house a few blocks from the prison, deliberated for almost ; n hour on the strange case ot Paul H. Wendel, who wrote but later repudiated a confession of the Lindbergh crime. More Delay Possible Possibilities of the grand jury's lole in the fantastic developments ' of the last 24 hours In the politics-laden Lindbergh case, were vast. It would not be impossible for the grand jury to force a much lunger delay in the Hauptmann oxecu-tion. After tho short consideration of , the Wendel case the jury created still greater tension by taking up a series of routine cases with the reported intention of delaying a decision on whether to indict Wendel until tomorrow. Wendel, who claimed he was forced at the point of a pistol to write the confession, sent word lo the grand jury that he wanted i - appear before it to explain his lole in the case. ' . v ,' ... He said he would waive Immuh-,,, Ity ahd"th:it'-he,agillrt Wanted to ; ' emphasize that he had nothing tu do with the Lindbergh case. Maybe Saturday, Sunday'1'1' Attorney General David T. Wil- .. entz, who prosecuted Hauptmann, also asked the grand jury to permit him to appear before it to-, morrow in an effort to speed disposition of the case. Wilcntz i convinced that the Wendel confession is a hoax. - Head Keeper Mark O. Kimber- , ling of Uie New Jersey state prison ' in announcing the Friday night date for the execution said: "If the grand Jury is still de- (Ptcmae Turn to Pas Two) RED CROSS IS GIVEN NEW QUARTERS AT CHAMBER COMMERCE Arrangements were completed yesteraay by officers of tho chamber of commerce and the Linn County Red Cross chapter for location of Red Cross headquarters in the Chamber of Commerce of- fice at Second and Ferry streets. By terms of the arrangement desk space for the Red Cross will be provided at the rear of tho . Chamber ot Commerce office. ,, This plan was adopted at a meeting of the Chamber officers with J. Deo McClain, representing the Red Cross. Stanley Potorson and W. V. Merrill have been designated to secure services of a part time Red Cross secretary, but said today they will not be prepared to report before next week. The change of Red Cross headquarters from the relief offices at Third and Broadalbin streets is the result of action recently taken by the Red Cross board and Linn county relief committee divorcing the two organizations. ing daffodils and narcissus and the second miscellaneous f lowers, j Containers will be furnished by the club for flowers entered in tho I first section. : ' S -. ' ' I Following is the entry list: "v' I Section No. 1 '. '.:, ; Division 1. Trumpet daffodils I one in each vase A, yellow; B, j white; C, bicolor. Division 2. Incomparabilis three in each vase. A, yellow j shades with or without red coloring in cup; B, bicolor, with self, yellow, red stained, or red cup.! I Division 3. Barri three in j each vase. A, yellow shades; B, bl color. I Division 4. Leeds! three In each . J vase. Division 5. Triandius Hybrids, three in each vase. - Division 6. Jonquilla Hybrids j three in each vase. A. Single. B. Double. Div. 7. Poeticuss Narcissus, threo (newt Turn to Fs Two) This meek little pigeon is a pretty sight, making her Beta-way,-but she's lust a deficit to the Portland, Ore., Street Mail-way Co. Urban Kubat, 19, above, carries her to work in the morning. Ho trees her, after tying his weekly car pass to one leg. She flies home and XJrban's father uses the pass, again sending the pigeon home. Two-other members of the family repeat the act and the traction company just has to like ' it, losing three fares a day. E SAID STILL ON Moscow. April 1. Japanese-Manchukuoan forces fought soldiers of Outer Mongolia in the frontier area today while two gieat military powers watched developments tensely. As they fought, an unmistakable Russian warning that there was danger of a Russian-Japanese war was on its way, to Tokio. Official reports both from Ulan Bator, capital of Outer Mongolia. Lnd from Hsinking, headquarters of the Japanese army in Manchu-kuo. indicated the fighting was not only continuing but that forces bigger than those of the numerous previous clashes were engaged. The Ulan Bator dispatches, published here, said a large Japancse-Manchukuoan force with tanks, airplanes and artillery clashed fiercely with Mongolians at Mon-goli, 28 miles inside the Outer Mongolia frontier. At first repelled, the dispatches said, the Jap-anesc-Mancnukuoans obtained reinforcements and resumed the of fensive in a fight that was contin-i uing still. I From Tokio camo a dispatch re-i porting that a J;'paneseManchu-I Kuoan force clashed with 12 Mongolian airplanes on the frontier near Lake Boi for one hour. It was I believed the Mongolians sustained heavy losses, the dispatch said, a, ambassador, warning whose tone was unmistakable. Game Possession Brings Jail Terni justice court at Lebanon after hej had pleaded guilty to a charge of illegally possessing a game bird, Smith was fined $25 but could not pay. He was arrested by Offi- cer Rodman after the latter had found him in possession of a blue grouse. gram The column in question left Gondar, ten miles north of the lake, early today after the main body of Italian troops entered Gondar. The same column .entei -ed Gondar yesterday afternoon without resistencc. War communique No. 171 from Marsha Pictio Eadoglio. Italian commander-in-chisf. said: "Marshy, Badoglio telegraphs that a biaJiattle was fought on March 31 in the zone of Lake Aschangi, near Korem. The army of the negus, with troops of hi", imperial guar!) equipcd modern arms oT every type. tacked our positions south of M Ceu. The day ended with full victory for our army. The enemy retreated in the direction of Mecan. bom barded by our aviation and artil- BORDER BATTL withLtjll ' i and that there were some c isual- Sponsorship of an Easter egg ties on the Japanese side, hunt for Albany children to be These grave reports came jus', held on Saturday, April 11 and of after Boris S. Stomuniakov, Rus-? Ltur,n enRaerrient of donkey . sjan vice commissar o fforeign af-bascball. probably in June, was lajrs, aave Tamekichi Ohta, Jap- He was registered at the hotel as, Harry L. Thomas, Eugene. Walp is said to have threatened to kill his former wife several limes since their divorce Iwo months ago. Early last night ho telephoned her but she refused to see him. Mrs. Walp called police iui tjiwimiuii umu uviiui? oiit-'iuL 13. u. HoneycuU took her away from the house. When lie drove her home several hours later she went in alone. Walp, who had broken in and found a gun there, shot four times, hitting Mrs. Walp twice, and killing her instantly. Ho escaped through a back door while Hnneycutt called more officers to the scene. Cox Seeks Demos Favor for Recorder Charles Cox of Lebanon, a native of the Lacomb neighborhood, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cox of that community was in Albany Monday afternoon to file as a candidate for democratic nomination for county recorder. Mr. Cox has been a farmer for many years and until the last two he has been an employe of the Crown Willamette paper mill of Lebanon. Ho pledges an efficient and economical administration and reports that he is 100 percent for the Townsend plan. From the Headlines By Deacon Richmond 'German Voters Approve Hitler" In the days before the ballot had given folks a voice, ail matters of the government were left to regal ciioicE.i The king just! simply stated the I things he wanted i DONE and didn't j w.u wi" ui " t,iuu imu iiietuuiK ai ine monarcn caic. Plans for the egg hunt are being worked out by a committee composed of B. F. Kendall, chairman, Ray Woods, Dr. Lyle Bain, Fred Burrell, Emmctt Konzelman and C. NEED STRESSED ' Modernizing the Pacific highway through the state by widening and straightening it and advertising with a map formulated from rcc- ords in the state highway office The proposed improvement of the highway from three miles north of Harrisburg will be widened and a new surface hnilt this srasnn nmvirlimr federal funds are allocated lo Oregon, he pxpiained. i no association is active as the result ot a recent meeting held at Eugene to secure support and membership in all counties along the highway. Mr. and Mrs. Ayrc will remain a few days in Albany in' an effort to secure memberships. The speaker in his address and partly in private con versation said in part: "Far less money has been spent by the state highway commission im improving and realigning U. h Highwuy No. I)!) than it's import ance as Oregon's main arterial jus tifies. Ayre declared that over a period of many years the Pacific highway has received but l.f per cent ot state highway funds and yet carries more Ihon 00 per cent of all traffic in the state. Not only does it carry more than half the travel, he said, but out of state registration offices show that 56 per cent of all cars from other states register at it's offices, while more than 70 per cent of the population of the state is tributary lo it. While chambers of commerce, towns and counties have sat mure or less complacently by, he pointed out, other primary highways have been given the bulk of highway funds and at the present time through their associations are demanding an ever increasing amount. Cooperative Church r conference Manned , Dr- A- M' Williams, pastor of ,ne Presbyterian church of Dallas. lege, announces as chairman of the committee of nine on matters of co-operation among Marion and Polk county ministers that a "Co-operative Church Conference" will be held at the Salem YMCA on Monday, April 20. The program is being arranged on subjects of religious education civic problems, world pea'ce and closer relations between churches in the community. Prominent lead ers are to be speakers of the oc- casion. Among them being Dr. ciety. Dr. W. L. Van Nuys of the Oregon Council of Churches and Rev. David E. Norcross of the National Council of the prevention ttt war. All ministers of Marion, Polk, Benton and Linn counties re invited. They arc each invited ;t bring at least one layman with them. I'RETTYMAN KITES FRIDAY Funeral service for Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Prettyman will be held at the Fortmiller funeial home Friday at 2 p. m. Burial will be In the Masonic cemetery, Albany. Von Hickman. I The donkey ball event will be a Wilfred David Smith of Sweet return engagement for Jack Bart- Home was brought here yesterday lett's troupe which was here last by State Police Officer T. R. Rod-summer. Bartlett writes that don- man to start serving 'a 12-day key polo has been added as an ex- county jail sentence imposed upon tra attraction. The date for the Al- him by Judge Harvey A. Wight in bany . engagement will be an- nounced later. Floyd Hopeman, Emmett Konzelman, Ernest Lovely and Dr. G. F. Reid compose the: committee in charge of arrange- ments. Dewey Hamm won the attend- ance prize given by Bob Barrett. ask opinions off1 lormer presinent oi AiDany col Flowers for Show Must Be Placed by Noon Friday Attack Led by Selassie Is : Repulsed; Italians at Tana Rome. April 1. Seven thou- respect them if Britain ceases op-sand Ethiopians were killed in a i position lo Italy's "colonial pro- hardly ANYONE: but now they have the ballot in almost every LAID and, in g o v e r n m enlal ! matters, the peo-. pie take a HAND; they're asked to mark their ballots with a cross for "yes" or "NO" and thus the people will decide the way that things shall r:o Hni u.ho- thr.., in bminv 'f as they did the other DAY. the' I H"'Ph w- Ray'ess of San Fancisco odnmsiini the h.-ilWit in n m'i;JH(l of the American Bible So- I Anyone who wishes to do so may ! enter flowers in competition at the I Albany Garden club spring flower 'show to be held at the city hall , Friday and Saturday, it was an-, nounced today by the commitlee-i women in charge. Plans fur the show are being : made under direction of the gon-! eral committee composed of Mrs. ' Ora Wallace, Mrs. Estella Kendall, Mrs. Lee Morgan and Mrs. R. L. j Burkhart. It was asked by the committee today that all persons entering j flowers have them in place by ! noon Friday. Classifications will .be made when entries arrive. In connection with the show a plant fjle will be conducted under supervision of Mrs. Ward Cyrus and Mrs. Frank Chance. Tea will be served both Friday and 'Saturday afternoons, with Mrs. ; William Laubner and Mrs. Fred Braly in charge. ! Tho exhibits will be divided into two sections, the first encompass- major Dame in ine region oi Lake Aschangl in Ethiopia yesterday, it was estimated otiiciolly today. Emperor Haile Selassie personally led his troops in the battle: The official estimates gave the Italian losses as 12 white officers killed and 44 wounded: 51 white soldiers killed and 152 wounded, and 800 Eritreans dead or wound- , cd. The Somaliland aviation corps bombarded general headquaiters of the Ethiopians defending Hirar at Byllale, south of Daggah Bur. An authoritative source said a motorized Italian column reached the shores of Lake TamQwithin Britain's sphere of influence, this morning. Italian occupation of the shores of Lake Tana touches vital British in'erets. Premier Benito Musfo- be held from the Fortmiller o'rriHent WAV- (hi.v ..iihf.i- vi f,r Hitler, or their ballot isn't COUNTED, so it isn't any wonder that the vote for Hitler MOUNTED. There's room for some improve ment in the good old U. S. A., and' we cu."s the politicians for all they do and SAY but, when we have rleriions. we can vote on cither Upns. SllffiSthough often we're dis- giis.. when we see the matter TRIED. So. we ought to be most thankful for the kindness of our FATES and be most loyal of our own UNITED STATES. i ; j j j at-flfu)ieral home at 3 o crfTWSatur-ai-nJav afternoon. Rev. Vr-Tijlbig of the Christian church is to offic.aie. Interment will be made in the Riverside cemetery. The pallbfar-ers will be William Barr, Ed Fal-well, L. Haglund, Chester Veal, iillugh Kizer and Carl Stangncth. linc many timej has promised tnjlcry." O

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