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FULL LEASED WIRE TWO SECTIONS TODAY CalM 10 PAGES O qrte County, State, Natlon-tl ( World News the day It hap - Servioc all Lino Count. O SECTION 1 The Alban 'emocrat-Herald, Vol. LXIX, No. 225 The Albany Herald, Vol. LXI, No. 215 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 1936 H S .Mil ! .I I I w .i iiiw-MMIM "CONFESSION" AIDS BRUNO HE QUESTIONS HE ANSWERS SOIL PROGRAM AUDITOR SAYS TORNADO HITS IRE DELHI OF EXECUTION IS PREDICTED 0 LINN DUE DARP RECORDS GEORGIA TOWN IN TWO WEEKS R MUDDLED ! I 'C j If i Details of the organization metlv ods of the Townsend plan pro moters are being reevaled before the house investigating committee as Robert E. Clements, resigned secretary of the national organization, answers the questions asked him. J Moscow, April 2. Outer Mongolia, claiming a decisive victory in a two-day battle with Japan-csc-Mnnchukuoan forces, denounced today as "shameless lies" Japanese versions of the fighting. ' Mongolian officials, said a dis patch from Ulan Bator, capital of the republic, charged Japanese MONGOLS SAY APAN 1G Probable further delay in the for the Lindbergh kidnap-murder county, New Jersey, grand jury Paul H. Wendel, above, disbarred alleged confession that he kidnapped the child. awny.Jeadais . .were-doliberBWly-KwN... KILLSJOVER 40 About 300 Injured When Hundreds Houses Collapse OTHER CITIES STRUCK Baseball Stadium Turned Into Hospital; Aid Is Hurried Cordele, Gu., April 2. A tornado flattened a residential section of Cordele today, und it was believed at least 40 were killed. Property damage will reach $1,-000,000. Major Usher Winslett, in command of the Cordele unit of the national guard, which was called out, said ten white persons and 30 negroes were killed. ' 300 Said Injured Major Winslett estimated that from 200 to 300 houses were damaged or destroyed by the tornado that whipped A three-block path of destruction through the city, the business district. About 300 persons wore injured. Other storms that narassca Georgia left five others dead two negro children at ivasniiigiuii, one at Dawson, one killed uy lightning near Dalton, and one killed at Sasscr. Reports of the dead here varied, with City Manager John Brown reoortina 33 dead, 25 of them negroes, while Sheriff J. M. Pitts had estimated "at least 20 whites and an undetermined number - of negroes. Adj. Gen. Lindley Camp order cd national guard units at Hawk insville and Albany to Cordele. ' Two hundred army cots and 400 in my blankets are being rushed ihore to care for tho homeless linerVefe'down and thd rilv'was without electricity A new baseball stadium dedi calcd just yesteraay was turned into a hospital to care fur the injured. Doctors and nurses were rushed hero from many Georgia communities. SUN DRIVES OFF SNOW BUT COLD WEATHER STAYS Portland, Ore., April 2. Bright sunshine today chased away Port-lands's record April snowstorm of All Fools day, but there was little prospect of real warm spring weather for a few days, the weather bureau forecast. In addition to establishing an all-time April snowfall record of 5.2 inches, the April Fool day weather joke also established an all-time record low maximum temperature yesterday when the maximum was only 37 degress. Temperatures were higher in the interior today but still below normal. Baker and Bend which had minimums of 6 and 8 yesterday had lows of 22 and 20, ie-spcctivcly, today. Portland and Seattle had lows of 36 this morning. The weather bureau lore-cast a minimum of 34 for Friday. It was still below freezing in the upper Willamette valley, Eugene reporting a minimum of 30 and southern Oregon was still cold, although not of the record low tcmpeidtures of the past two di.ys. Medlotd had a minimum of 30 degrees, Roieburg 32, North Bend 34. Corn Contest Filing To Close on April 15 Entries for the second annual 4-H corn growing contest sponsored by the bank of Albany will close April 15, according to word received from O. E. Mikesell, county club agent. The contest is open to all boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 18. Entries may be made by joining a regular 4-H corn project as an individual or through the organization of a standard dub. The Bunk of Albany will give each contestant nine ponnds of high grade seed corn, either Minnesota 13 or Golden Glow, whichever is requested. Both of these varieties are recommended for Linn county as they are high grain yieldcrs and early maturing. Thirty-two dollars in prizes will be awarded to the ten high scoring exhibitors at the October corn show. The exhibit to consist of 23 ears of corn and a completed record book. Judging will be on the basis of 25 points for the record book ar.d 73 points for the exhibit of corn. X) SON B((ft)' Mr. and Mrs. RoyTisler are the parents of ,5s son, weighing 10 pounds, boi'-tfcj'to them yesterday at the Albany General hospital. States Books Incomplete, Not Susceptible of Auditing 'SQUEEZE' QUESTIONED Term Meant Patronizing Single Merchant, Says Clements Washington, April 2. John Bloodsworth, certified public ac-coutant tppeared as a surprise witness todqy and told the house old age pension inquiry that Townsend records prior to July 1, 1935 were "incomplete and not susceptible to an audit." Bloodsworth appeared after Robert E. Clements, resigned Townsend officer, had testified concerning the Townsend Weekly, started by himself and Dr. F. E. Townsend with a $250 investment. Books Muddled Clements revealed the weekly paid $500 or $600 profits weekly last year. He also told of a humorous suggestion for a patent medicine ad featuring a picture of a "naked woman" and a testimonal by Dr. Townsend. Bloodsworth, retained by the committee to examine records of the Old Age Revolving Pensions, Ltd., said the books were "confused and muddled." "Squeeze" Questioned Chairman C. Jasper Bell, D., Mo., showed Interest in a refcrenco in the letter against the use of stickers, contending stickers would get the organization into the Mime "squeeze" as caused a protest from the Long Beach better business bureau. "What did you mean . by 'squeeze'?"-iisked BellrfDfd -you mean to 'put the squeeze' on the local merchants all over the country and leave the national organization out of the picture?" Clements denied such intention. He said he had in mind the Chinese delinitiun of "squeeze," which he said was "trading with . one merchant to the exclusion of other merchants." Gavagan informed Clements his interpretation of the Chinese "squeeze" was wrong. The New York representative said it meant "side graft honest graft." TOWNSEND PROBE, STATE ROW BRING RACE WITHDRAWAL Salem, Ore., April 2. Congressional investigation of the Town-send plan and disagreement among state leaders had its first political effect in Oregon today. Dr. C. B. Cassel, Klamath Falls, withdrew from the race for democratic national committeeman "in view of the disorder in the Town-send ranks on which I was depending for support." Cassel's statement had to be re-turnede to him by the state depart ment to be put in proper form. His . withdrawal leaves Howard La-tourette and Joseph F. Wood, both ! of Portland; A. M. Dalrymple. Sa- lem, and Claude McColloch. Klam- ath Falls, seeking the nomination. From the Headlines By Deacon Richmond "Senator Dill's Wife Still Loves Him, Despite Divorce" The wife of Senator C. C. DILL says she loves her husband STILL; well, we'd all love our wives, that WAY, but they, keen talking, night and DAY; ' at least, that is-standard JOKE. although it's old ; enough to, CROAK. But, speaking; seriously of DILL and of the Wife. who loves him STILL, it seems he's filed suit for DIVORCE and thinks he haff just cause, of i COURSE; although, it may be his DESIRES for some one that he now ADMIRES or. it may be his1 mind CONCEIVES of things that no one else BELIEVES; the mind i will play one many a TRICK. I when one's worn out and nearly! SICK. One must admire the loving. WIFE, who sees beyond the preW . ctii m. j . cut oinu(j. ttnu uun iiui, Willi vain words. DERIDE the man. who would cast her ASIDE; she wishes only good faTNHIM and she supports him wrSa VIM Divorce is commcj)in these DAYS (a fact that does not call for PKAISE) because most people lack the WILL that's been riinlnveri Ten Meetings- Planned to Acquaint Farmers With Plans PAYMENTS WILL VARY Increased Seed Market Is Seen as Result of New Setup Linn county's new soil conservation program, to be conducted under provisions of the new federal soil conservation act, will be launched within the next two weeks, County Agent Floyd C. Mullen announced today. The county agent said that a series of approximately ten educational meetings will be held throughout the county during the next fortnight, for the purpose of acquainting all interested farmers in the new program designed to better agricultural conditions without involving changes in the United States constitution. The terms of the act were explained to Mullen and O. E. Mike-sell, federal emergency assistant agent, at a state-wide' meeting of agents at Corvallis this week, and at a meeting of Willamette valley agents last night, also at Corvallis. $225,000 Available Here - "Congress has appropriated $440,000,000 to induce lurmcrs to curtail crop-depleting crops and substitute soil-building crops," County Agent Mullen said today. "Of this total, $225,000 could be brought to Linn county if all eligible farmers will co-operate." . -Mullen explained thut farmers will be compensated at an average of approximately $10 an acre for every acre they convert from soil depleting - to soil building . crops up . to 15, per cenU-ot '-the acreage farmed eacli year. Roughly, the county agent estimates. 100,000 or more acres of Linn county farm land could be brought under the new program. The compensation rate per acre would vary somewhat, exceeding $10 for high grade and well farmed land and falling under that amount for low grade, or inefficiently farmed land, the county-agent said. Seed Need Seen "It is not intended to penalize good farmers for the benefit of good ones, or favor good land at the expense of unproductive areas," the agent explained. The program calls for planting (Dcmse Turn to I'atre Twoi INTENSIVE DRIVE TO SEEK BACKING FOR COUNTRY CLUB Under the original plan, the membership contest of the Linn Country club will end in 10 days with the des'ired goal still more than 50 per cent away at present. Joe Gray and Henry Catlin, captains of the two teams report a total of less than 30 members signed up at present, mainly because members have not been working. They state that an intensive drive will be carried on for the next 10 days and all interested in carrying on the private golf club for this year are urged to get busy. The season is adancing rapidly and a caretaker must be put on the job at once, say the directors. Unless prompt action is taken it will be difficult to start. Brotherhood Will Heor Rev. V. Halbig Announcement was made today that Rev. Virgil F. Halbig. pastor of the First Christian church, will speak at a meeting of the In-tcrchurch Brotherhood, to be held at the Evangelical church. First and Pine streets, at 7:30 p. m. tomorrow. Rev. Halbig today said that the will discuss the subject "Political and Religious Madness," revealing what he terms "the degradation of politics ,and the need of political education" and pointing out the purported inconsistency of politicians, alleging that the state of civil affairs will be in a "mess" and chaotic as long as politics arc not cleaned up. Rev. Halbig alo said today that he will cite sume of the present "evil set-ups that arf . allowed to operate at th-jnrost of the manhood and womanhood of the nation, which the nation, state and local authorities are encouraging and sponsoring instead of sunfnVssing and correcting." v J4k will stress the responsibility ofwnristian people for such con- Rev. Halbig said. The will be public. nUn will furnish pies for a lunch. was MM. Hoffman, .Wilentz Give Arguments Before Grand Jury MAY CALL DR. CONDON Mrs. Hauptmann Reports Bruno Is in Good , Spirits Now Trenton, N. J., April 2. Gov. Harold G. Hoffman and Attorney General David T. Wilentz debated the life of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for four hours today before the Mercer county grand jury. ; ! Today's unprecedented session 6t the grand Jury widened the scopa of the Lindbergh kidnaping in quiry so far that it was freely pre dieted Hauptmann again would t cape execution, now set for 8 p. m. Friday. Fighting to block the scheduled execution of the convicted Lind bergh slayer, Hoffman carried before the 22 men and one woman of the jury every possible argument to show the Lindbergh mystery is still unsolved and to strengthen the charge that Paul H. Wendel committed the crime. . ." Impossible, Says WUents No sooner had Hoffman left ths jury room than Wilentz, jaws set and eyes flashing, hurried from a conference with prosecution officials and state police and presented his side of the case to the jury. When ho came out, after two hours, Wilentz declared It was impossible for the jury to indict Wendel for murder. "Even If It were agreed the confession he wrote and repudiated were legitimate," Wilentz said, "h could not be held for murder on the basis of that statement because it says that the baby died accident-ally of a fall from the bed." : - "'-' Bruno Sleeps Well -;?; "That does not spell murder. It ' Is my considered judgment that this county has no jurisdiction." Reports again circulated that Dr. J. F. (Jafsie) Condon, who paid $50,000 ransom money four years ago today, would be a witness, but official sources indicated they did not believe he would be called. 1 ' Mrs. Anna Hauptmann, after an hour with her husband in the state prison death house, told reporters she was confident today's would not be her last visit. (It will be, -it Hauptmann goes to the chair tomorrow night.) She said her hus band had slept well and was ii good spirits. . . Funds Are Solicited By Highway Group The business and professional men and women of Albany are being solicited by Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Ayre of the Pacific Highway association for membership In that organization. The purpose of the organization, as explained by Mr. Ayre in an address before the chamber of commerce yesterday, is to modernize the Pacific highway and to advertise the state with the view of attracting tourists and permanent settlers. A booklet and maps of the highway are being; formed. Each town is being given an opportunity to be represented by telling of Its resources. (' I Albany is being urged to contribute sufficient funds through memberships to pay its part in this booklet which will be published and distributed by the hundreds. Linn 3-C Quota Is Set at Eight Men Linn county's quota of new enlistments in the CCC for the next period is eight men, according to word received by Carolyn Doo-littlc, Linn county relief committee executive secretory, through whom enlistments will be made. Eligibility is restricted to youths whose families are receiving direct relief, or, if tho quota is not completed from this class, to families receiving rural resettlement benefits or on WPA lists,. .- The eight men must be at Camp Cnscadia on April 10. Miss Do6- little said. Transportation will be furnished with notices that will be given recruits. ( SOLOMON'S SONGS UNKNOWN San Jose. Cal. Raymond Wain .ice failed to win membership in the San Jose State College Pegasus Literary Society after reading parts of the "Songs of Solomon." Members of ' the society failed to recognize the extracts from the Bible but merely held that the literary, qualities were not up to the necessary standard. r'4ii r, TONSILS OUT , . ; Ruth Thomas of Albany submitted to an operation - for the removal of her tonsils this morning at the Albany General hospitali i Most of the questioning in the Townsend plan probe now on in Washington, D. C, are being asked by James R. Sullivan, above, counsel for the investigating committee. L Trial of the case of the state vs. James J. Cronin. accused of assaulting Claude Hulls with intent to kill, was adjourned at noon today when the regular jury panel was exhausted and the sheriff was instructed to round up more prospective jurors. Difficulty was encountered in selection of the jury because of general knowledge concerning the case, due to the fact that Cronin was first tried last January. Accordingly nearly all of the 33 persons. examined this morning disqualified. Sheriff Shclton, District Attorney J. K. Weathcrford, jr., W. W. McKinney, defense attorney, mid County Clerk Russell drew 12 additional names in accordance with tlie court's order as follows: Leila H. Isom, Earl S. Low-den, Sadie Hawkins, Albert Cros-san, Lyn Holt, Edith Vernon, Le-nore Talbott, C. W. Frumm. Eu-lela Arnold, Edward M. Johnson. Lionel Tweed and H. H. Brock. The sheriff was notifying these prospective jurors late today. Court will reconvene at 9 a.m. tomorrow. The first ease of the April court term was disposed of yesterday when a jury brought in a verdict for the defendant in the case of Richard Gocrling vs. J. H. Beck. Goerling had sought $20,375 damages from the defendant as compensation for injuries he received October 13, 1935. when his car collided with a truck driven by Beck on the Pacific highway near Shedd. In the accident. Matthew Waddell, driver of the cairn which Goerling was riding, was killed. Lomax & Lomax, Portland, rep-resenteH the plaintiff and David Evans. Eugene, the defendant. The jury deliberated but a little more than an hour. College Singers to Give Concert Tonight Final rehearsals and last minute arrangements in preparation for the Albany college concent at 8 p. m. tonight in the First Presbyterian church were being made today by Blanche V. Cohen, director, and co-workers. A chorus of 24 members, three soloists, the women's sextet and male quartet are scheduled to ao- pear on the program which the public of Albany is invited to at tend. No change has been made in the personnel of the chorus and pro gram as formerly published. Fred W. Neal and Chcrrie Adams will be accompanists. There is no admission charge. but a silver offering will be taken to defray expense costs. Kiwanians to Hold Ladies' Night Friday This week's meeting at Albany Kiwanis club will be held Friday evening instead of Thursdav noon and will be an event honoring the wives of club members and lady friends. Dr. Joe Gray has announced a program of unusual interest with Tommy Luke, prom inent Portland citizen as the guest sneaker. Mrs. Lyle Bain, talented violinist and member rf the Portland Symphrfti orchestra, will play JN'lo. Otht-r numbers arc ex-pertevVXrom Corvallis. The dinner will start at 6:30 at Hotel Albany. Next week the club will meet Saturday noon instead of Thursday to receive an oflic ial visit from District Governor Won Jones, of Wenntrhee. Wash. (Ill TRIA STARTS execution of Bruno Hauptmann was indicated today as a Mercer continued probing the ease against attorney, who has repudiated an HITLER PUS Paris, April 2. France denoun ced Germany's proposals for Eu ropean peace consolidation as utterly inadequate tode.y. She press ed for joint French-Belgian-Brit- ish general staff consultations and a meeting of the Locarno powers to consider action. The foreign office received a letter from the British foreign office authorizing the start of conversations between the army general staffs. Foreign Minister Pierre Etienne Flundin summoned the principal French ambassadors in Europe to Paris for a conference tomorrow. They will consider the German proposals. ' - II was expected a cabinet meeting would be called as the result of a conference between Flandin and Premier Albert Sarrout. The government wants to make sure thut Germany's proposals do not interfere with general staff conversations on a plan of mutual French-Belgian-Bi itir h action ir event Germany attacks France or llelgiuin, or with a conference by French, British, Belgian and perhaps Italian diplomatic chiefs on joint political action. French leaders denounce the German proposals as failing to answer their question on specific Euinpeim problems, us' misinterpreting the Locarno treaty history, as offering no real collective security plan for eastern or central Europe, as providing only for pio-visiouul European stubility whereas France wants permanent peace with priority of international law in settling disputes. BAPTIST WOMEN TO MEET A meeting of the Women's Mis sionary society of the Bantist church has been scheduled Friday ai i.M p.m. at tne nome of Mrs Nancy Ackl.-ind, 222 East Fouth street, it was announced today AUNT HET BY ROBERT QUILLEN "My radio keeps oc from bein' lonesome. Hearin' it talk and not noticin' what it says is ulmost'. like havin' Pa at home." O (CopjHght, 1(31, Pubttihen BrmJIcau) FRANCEFLAYS 'fir JOB SUPPLY HERE HELD EXCEEDING PRESENT DEMAND Apparently there are more jobs than men available here, nccoid-Ing1 to Rnlph Co!emun,'di9tricc tui-tionai re-employment supervisor. Listed at the local office are rails for ut least four bucket's and six limber fullers, besides one second right hand taller, all at logging camps in the Bilyeu Den district in Linn county and in the vicinity of Dallas, Polk county, Dallas said. Furthermore there are openings for farm hands, which are pur-particularly scarce, the office records show. Similarly calls for housekeepers remain unanswered. As much as $15 a month, with board and room, is being offered or farm hands. One farmer wjnls i young married couple without childicn to live in a partly fur nished apartment in the basement of his home and is willing to pay the husband $30 a month, furnish ing fuel and a gallon and a half of milk daily to the couple, besides giving the pair privileges of a gar den. General lai m work is requir ed. Many while fur cutters, shingle bolt cutters and woodcutters are wanted here and there about the county, sonic with drugmw.", it they can furnish them. Particular regarding specific openings arc available at the reemployment office. it was specified by Coleman that only good men are wanted on the logging jobs, and that in nil eases ut hand they must fuiilsh their own bedding. Demand for labor is definitely increasing, Coleman said, and growing difficulty in filling requests lor workers is expected. There is reputedly a disposition, however, on the part of some men to turn down offered employment, due to leur that by accpling available work now they may lose out on better jobs. There is nothing to prevent a man engaged through the re-employ ment oft ice in private employment from accepting a better job whenever one becomes available, according to Coleman. Prog ram Is Listed For South Concert Three groups of violin numbers will be played by Charles South at his recital in the First Presbyter I ian church next Monday night, it; was announced today by the April group Cflnmittee of the Presbyter- ian Women's association, which is' sponsoring the concert. Mr. South will be assisted by j Olga Jackson, who will also Dliiy, and will be accompanied by Sfrs. i Margaret Notz Steinmetz of Port-! land. Following is the program: Sonata in A major, for piano and i violin, by Brahms Allegro Ama-bile. Andante Tranquillo. Vivace, I Andante.Cy-ivace. Allegro Grazioso, : by Mr. South and Mrs. Steinmetz. I Si herzo in C Sharp Minor, ' Cypin, by Miss Jackson. Concerto in G minor of violin, Bruch; Verspiel, Allegro Model alo, i Adagio, Finale, Allegro Knergico, I by Mr. South, ' trying to create a false impression, not only in the outside world but in Japan, in order to influence popular opinion. H was indicated the fighting was on a bigger scale, and the resulting anger on both sides more intense, than had been the case in any previous frontier incident. Official dispatches from Ulan Bator said that the Japanese-Man-chukuoan invaders tried to lake by storm the Outer Mongolian city of Tamik Bulak, 28 miles inside the Mongolian frontier. Tokio, April 2. The Manchu-kuoan government has sent a sharp protest to Outer Mongolia against a. two-day battle on the frontier, it was announced today. It was understood the note alleged Mongolians to have been the aggressors, attacking a J.ip-anese-Manchukuoan force on its own soil. Prog ram, Election Mark Annual Meet Members of the Albany United Presbyterian church filled the church dining rooms Wednesday evening for (he annual business meeting which began with a fellowship dinner at 6:30. Mrs. Delia Skaar was chairman of the dinner committee assisted by Mrs. W R Millhoilcn, Mrs. C. C. Scott. Mrs. J. J. Looney. Miss Althea Kester and the high school girls who served. A short musical program formed an entertaining prelude to the business session including a piano solo "Waltz in E Flat" (Chopin) by Prof. Justin Miller, and a soprano solo "I Passed by Your Window" (Brahc) by Mrs. E. E. Chandler J. C. Irvine, chairman of the congregation, presided over the Business session. Renorts from .ill the organizations indicated a full program of activity throughout the year. The financial report revealed all current bills paid in full. Total contributions showed an increase over the previous vear. All positions are filled for the new year beginning April 1. R. W. Nutting was elected to a second term and John G. Brvant, O. B. aiainaKer and Del Holmes to new terms on the board of Trustees. Following his report as secretary of the Sabbath school, a resolution of recognition was introduced in behalf of Fred Pike Nutting's unusual record in the Sabbath school. Counting the six years he was in the internal revenue office in Portland Mr. Nutting has at least 51 years of perfect and absolutely punctual attendance. 45 years as secretary of the local Sabbath school. Tf?i pastor's report included a brie,rn.norial tribute to those removal by death during thovear including Carl E. Sox, .Agf.rew John.-on, iWnjamin Pastoor and Mrs. L. L. Bilyeu. The chairman commended the "ngregation for the fine showing during the year just closed and for the spirit with which they are entering upon the new year's work. by Mrs. DILL. ' I

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