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PAGE TWO THE ALBANY D E M 6 C R AT-H E R A L D, ALBANY', OREGON THURSDAY, APRIL2 1936 THE PP.OPHET total number of users, presuming all potential users should actually be able to manage tl'ejt. Not too fancy of course " Toby's voice was regretful. "I'd like to Bill but I'm atraid I can't tonight." "Some other boy friend ahead Entm4 at lAlbanr, Otrgoo, poatafflas as BEHIND THE SCENES IN WASHINGTON BY RODNEY DUTCHER I Sg A WAR i COMING A BK7 C0I9OPEAM VS(AI . PO VOU SEE AMVTMIMC OF A CERTAIN ITALIAN PICTATOR DOMC SOMETHIMC TO ' -1 me, huh? You're certainly get-..i.g to be a popular girl, Toby." "1 really want to see you, Bill. Call me again, won't you?" I -"Well, trom wheral'rn sitting, it Iooks very much as fnougn 1 would. And 1 hope 1 have better luck. So long, Toby." "So long, Bill." She put down the telephone. Harriet, busily manicuring her nails, loked up. "Was thpt the Bill you introduced me to?" she asked. " The one we met on the street that day?" Yes. Bill Brandt." "Hm. Nice sort of fellow, I thought. If it wasn't for Clyde I might try to give you a little competition." "Bill's one of the nicest people in the world," Toby assured her. "Hm." There may have been an answer on the tip of Harriet's tongue, but if there was, she kept it to herself. Clyde Sabin telephoned later and then arrived at the apartment. He wasn't at all the sort of person Toby had expected him to be. In the lirst place, he was older well into the 30's, surely. From Toby's 19 that seemed middle-age. Harriet was 22. Sabin was tall and broad-shouldered and very well tailored. Not at all handsome, but rather nice-looking, and he certainly tried to be pleasant. Toby thought perhaps he tried a little too hard. Maybe that wa. the reason she didn't feel at ease with him. She couldn't think of any other reason. Sabin repeated Harriet's invitation for Toby to join them for the evening. "Let me call up Tom Garside," he said. "I know he'd be glad to come along. Tom's a nice fellow, to. You'll like him " But Toby made it plain that she preferred to stay in, and when the ethers saw she meant it they gave up their urging. They left finally and Toby went i to the window and looked out Dusk had settled over the street; 'in half an hour it would be dark. lAli eady Manhattan's electrical BY RODXKY IHTCIIKK XK.V Service XllilT I orre.pondeilt WASHIXCTON Most of those' "who know UieVlief situation privatelv proili.-t that Roosevelt ; will i.i asking fnngress for, nearlv a liilliou dollars more by j npvt 'jnmiarv In siinnh'iiient the : $1,500,000,000 already requested for WPA. ' Some of the men who hest know the president's mind were whispering a year ago that he would ask for one. gob of money before election and another gob of money after election. Apparently the plan hasn't been changed. A few weeks ago the U. S. Conference of Mayors, on the basis of the best survey it knew how to make, estimated that at least 52.340.000.000 of federal funds would bo needed for the 12 months beginning July 1. That meant about $200,000,000 a month. It was pointed out that big rilles. where unemployment Is chiefly concentrated, could raise more money for relief only by taxing real estate and that real estate was carrying about all it could hear. TJOOSEVELT in his relief lues-- sage to Congress raised the same point. Insisting it would Ik? unfair to boost the tax hnnlon on the nation's small properly owners. He said an appropriation beyond $1,500,000,000 would he necessary unless industry suhstantially redueed the number of those out ot work. i Few authorities in Washington believe private industry .will substantially reduce the relief burden and few think the president nnliei-pates it will, although he loft himself In a position to blame industry's failure and to demand legis- Downstairs a radio had begun to play a tune she had often danced wnn rim. rne music was Doing Droaacasi irom some piace wnere there was gaiety and laughter, soft light, couples dancing as she and Tim had danced. A sudden sense of loneliness swept over her. Why had she insisted on remaining at home tonight? Why hadn't xshe gone out with Harriet and Clyde Sabin? Or with Eill? J"011 aimed -at re-employment wllCll lie Ca'M back for mOTt money. Attention Is Doing called to the fact that the sum Roosevelt has asked would provide $200,000,000 a month, which is about what the mayors asked, until-the middle of Kehrtiary, which is about as .early us the administration could hope to not an additional WPA appropriation from the next Congress. TJOOSEVELT'S fishing trips al-ways give rise to a certain amount of beefing among subordinate nffk-fals, many of whom seem to fear that everything will go to pot if the president leaves Con-press to its own devices for a few days. Viewers witholarm have pointed out that in his absence last year the SI.SOO.000.000 work-relief bill fell into a mess and that the Senate started eviscerating the NUA Blue Eagle. This year llooscvelt left .the big tax program and the relief appropriation issue for Ihe boys to play with, nut (hero's no reason to believe those situation will get out of hand any more than "if he were in Washington. " - T,TPA officials, feeling rather self-righteous about the job they have done both with FKItA ana the work program, aren't panicky over the Senate's forthcoming In. vestigation of their administration. Tliey figure that practically all (he dirt there is on WI'A already litis been dug up and thrown and that it they handle themselves well I hey ran do a good propaganda job for the administration under questioning. U'vpyrieht, 1S3G. sea Service. -1(10.1 Yet she knew, even as she asked the. question, why she had not gone. She was waiting to hear from Tim. : (To Be Continued) WOMAN BECOMES CONSTABLE Quincy, Mass. (U.R) Massachusetts' only woman constable has been sworn in for her ninth year. She is Miss Mary Lizzie Furnald, daughter of the late Deputy Sher iff Napoleon Furnald, and was formerly a telephone operator. ' ., "Never.'' Toby was emphatic. "But if I ever do see her, I'll remember she's a friend of yours." "That's right. Give her a break. She deserves it. And, by the way, 91 LAURA LOU BftQOKMAW ' wst NA U . how about giving me one? I splendor was in evidence, though haven't seen you in a coon's age. I Toby could not see it. Nearby Don't you think it's about time wc ! buildings, bleak, unlighted, closed went down to the old cafeteria 'in about her. They assumed gro-where they have the corned beefjtesque, menacing outlines. -and cabbage? Or, if you'd like Toby turned her back on them something fancier, I might even 'and walked from the window. 1 n 00 P -(GDU ITCu become purchasers of power. - Should this .plan be . executed only 9.31 users per mile would be served. Anyone can see that it would cost more per customer to .serve 22.32 per mile than 9.31 per mile unless drastic reductions from present operation costs could be made. Such reductions, .even It made, would be compensated in no small measure by increased taxation due tp striking of the existing utility properties .from the tax rolls. ' . . Power can be delivered al Albany for slightly more than five mills per kilowatt from Bonneville, according to rough federal estimates, in comparison with the present cost of eight mills per kilowatt. This, however, presumes that consumption be doubled. It is doubtful if 7,603 consumers wil use twice as much electricity as ,the 5,251 now served, even if an arbitrarily low retuil rate should be fixed, and so the power would not be purchased by the district as cheaply as is anticipated. And the wholesale charge is at the most but a very small f art of the retail cost of electricity. It is the distribution that counts, and the more sparsely populated the area served the higher the distribution cost to consumers must be. The proposed Linn county district, the report states, "with Its Wide expanse of thinly settled rural territory presents a much different problem than has been successfully met in the cases pf Some municipalities that undertook operation of competitive systems." The commission neither recommends or advises against organization of a district. It leaves the matter entirely up to the people of Linn county, but points out the difficulties which they may encounter. We all want lower power rates, but if they cannot be attained without compensating sacrifices they would gain us nothing. The people .living .within the proposed district should consider well their own case and be guided according ly, rather than plunge into this enterprise simply because ' some time somewhere a publicly owned utility has been successful. "Next week we shall probably be picking U iliiums", reads the last sentence of the leading editorial in the Orcgonlan' today ."Well, sir, we are not boasting about the late lamented but resurrected winter we are having, but most of our trilliums were picked a a week ago. Dut don't feel badly, Portland. It's Just because Albany is farther south. If the weather doesn't warm 'up soon the first fishermen will have to use .axes and saws instead of hook arid line to get their fish. More and more it appears that any justice in the Lindbergh case will be incidental to the battles of the politicians. STORIES IN STAMPS By I. S. Klein 'TWERE were ,11 free states and 11 slavo slates In the Union, In lS:o, when Missouri sought -to en-tar as a slave state. The north re-Mated this attempt, and confusion nml hitter fueling reined la Cn tress, when Henry Clay, able statsttaa aud speaker :ot the House of Representatives at the. time, ottered a cempronilse. With Maine coming la as a free state, he ueat4 that that part at Missouri below latitude 3.J eater as a slave state, while the rest of the territory coola mm (a tei as free states. This and oltnr great cent. iniaee. In bis career, earned Henry Clay the nickname ct "Toe Groat Couiproailter." Always he sought to preserve the Union In peace and hi,uony. Jn Jackson's admiule-tration, South Carolina objected to the high tariffs which protected (he norUiera industries at the expense ot ihe out hern planters, and threatened to withdraw from the Union. And again Clay offered a (ompromtae, by reducing the tariffs, to preserve solidarity. Three different issues ot stamps portray thla v. s.ims Htnri) ' tie elire artea states man.tne one ot 1303-5 cenilnt on the, totn aoni-veraary ot his death. In lStl, at the age ot ?S (Cupyrlsht, iS, NKA 8arvlce,,Iae.) Oemocrat-Herald Want Ada. Pring Hesua, aeeond-daas uiL itssabw Ualfcxl ma and KEA Ntws Serrlaa. BataHaihaa IMS. , E4iters aad Jlih. X. Jaclaaa iM H. R. Croat. SUBSCRIPTION RATBS DKUVEHEP air CAKRIIIR- - ' On yv"r- ,n advanrl-Sit inunths'.' In advane777.......' sH Oli month, jln aaVaocs ...... .t'.i s BT MAIL Linn, Bentoa. Marlon, tm art Liaatla eountias. . Ou,mi, In aaea i Sim naMaa, in advance ............ Three months, In aavaaae IM One Month, in advance M Br MeU Bleewteiie U. p. A- Ont Iran in aovaaea K.W 8li motrthi, la advaaee One month, la aevaace .SO I'er copy, on-trsiru and pewsstanai . . M In araerinrt chesses of address luUcr- n ihovid a!-vr tin el ll aa Published: Delia Except Bunders The Democret-HereW Puallshlns Co., Int. m eadapeadant Afstreeea Pewaeaaer M, a Wseeeeca Co., Nssleaal AaVer- ,GUMkM rOVKU .IT The American citizen. who is too lazy to go tt Ihe polls and vote would do himself a good turn if he eat down and spent five minutes or so reflecting on the great "election" which Adolf Hitler Just put through in Germany. Tpe non-voter, you know, never excuses himself on the ground that he Is )azy. He has a good line of talk to show that voting is .a watte of time. "Aw, what, difference does It make?" he asks. "The politicians ure all alike, anyhow. They'll trim you no matter who gets elected. Anyhow ,the election is apt to be cpoked, and if I do vote they won't count it." If Mr. American could spend otic election day in Nail Germany, he would get a good (dea of what things are like in a country where it really docs not muke any.dif-' feroncc whether, ho votes or (Iocs not vole where the election is openly and admittedly fixed in alvance,and where the voter is completely and everlastingly powerless. '. This Reichstag election,, for instance. When a German citizen opened his ballot, he saw the names of no Reichstag candidates; merely the names of the govern-mwRt big-wigs Hitler, Goeripg, lless, et al. There was no opposition to vote for; there was not eyen a square in which he Could vote "No." Just one place for on "X," and that meant a submissive "Yes." ' . " -Nor was that all. Suppose a voter's stomach turned, so that he simply deposited a blank ballot in the box. Was that counted as an opposition vote? By no means. It Was simply thrown away. A citizen voted "Yes" or he didn't vote . ,. . . .and he had to like it, too. , If tW non-voting Anwrican reflects on that German ballot for a liHl while, he is pretty apt to discover that an eteetion in the American style Is ales sof a cul-and-drUwi affair than he has been supposing. . Granted that al ltoo often there is precious llttje difference between two candidates; granted that elections sometimes arc stoles; aratsicd that choosing between two politicians not Infrequently is cfwomha bnkwwni Tweedladum ud Twteedtedee; the fat remains tka in a cevinocracy you do got a claoif, you do get a chance to say "ffo" if your government dis-liaNMM'i you. , This farce that vnt by the name of an election in Germany is .setHa( fur every American to. think about. When we blithely sajr away from the polls because vi .fiwejrt about it, or arc too busy, .or just can't be bothered, we are passing up a privilege that a ood mxny hui...eds of thou-aaxuis ut Germans would undoubtedly give their eyeterth to possess. , Residents of Linn county were wii yrb.y by the stute hyro-electric cetnnetfsitjii. Unit to HlVwnpt replacement of the Mountain States Power company thtwusa erauutttMon of a utility district cacoapassing )not of the oeity would be a "hazardous undertaking." , Analysis of the furs contained io the-rDuwlabaws clearly why such an undertaking would be hazardous. Granting that the present power facilities could -be condemned and appropriated without payipcnt of !i'.n)aiies by Mason of disrupting of.lhe existing system, the benefit liin i nutted, powor . tu would skill be doubtlul. , Kor example, according to the commissions finding the iloun-tain Suites system is now serving fa&l users hi Linn county))with 235 miles of power ) inc. or $2.32 users per mile of (iue. One plan, cm-bixiied In the report calls for con-sti'UxHipn of 580 additional miles ol line to increase Ihe number of potential, users pt power ' by 2352. Tli(s would bring to 815 the total mileage of Hue, and, to 7,U3 the VBtilN HKRE TOKAY oi)Y -RVAIV-1. works Iwhinjs tb Jaa-flry counter of a lanca Manhattan da-partnunt atore. She poara for a thtof raatl to be uaad in Ji; store adwitiu-tneDt) aral MAIITY I11ATT. the photosraphi-r, ,tela hrr the has a 'famere"-fate. DUchariced from the store due to the srhnnina C jaaloua MAtJBINB 11 ALL. Toby has IHlclly flnaini aawtaar job. Tban sha meru Marty Hiatt and ha send har te-BRN BliAKB, manaaar of a modal aavnay. -Toby .reaistera at the aaenry, aa auraa-wrk aa a model. - t At a .atyle show .where she la modeUnic she raeeta CAKOl, MARSH. ' rleh and snobbish. She also sca wealthy 'TIM JAMIESON who has been- trylns for loan time to persuade nor to dine with him. Kor 'a week Tim 'Showers her with at tentions and Toby admlta to herself that she la fallinv in love with him. (She U surprised one evening when, shortly after their .arrival at the i fashionable 8vlUe Club, Tim inaiau on learinv. He sella Toby he is leevlns next day for -Maryland to be son few days. Later .Toby learns thai . Cant Marsh is in Maryland attending a house party. , JVOW ,CO ON WITH .TBS BTOn.V t CHAPTER XX Toby spent a sleepless night and awoke 'with a headache. Harriet was worried about her. but Har riet hud to leave for an early ap pointment, standing in the doorway, she looked back anxiously. 'You're sure there isn't any thing you want? she asked. "Anything 1 can get for you?" 'No, ' Toby sum. I m going ui be all right. I think 1 feel better already." She diriirt, but she wanted to be alone. After the door hud closed on the other girl, Toby pressed her head uguinst the pillow and closed her yes. If she could sleep, she thought, the pain in her head might stop. Hut, uetorc he knew it, she was again going over arguments she hud repeated so often to her self the night before. There was no reason none at all to suspect that, Just because Tim had gone to Maryland, he was ut the house party Curol. Marsh was attending. Why. Maryland was a whole !tatc. There were hundreds of towns in Maryland. It was merely a coin cidence that Carol was there, too. A surprising coincidence but how many times had she heard thut truth is stranger than fiction.' If Tun would only write or tele phone She lay very still, thinking that perhaps. If site did that, by sotne magic, the telephone .across the room might ring. She was so still it seemed she could hear her heart beat. But the telephone did not ring, Then the scene in the Seville Club, that last night she and Tim had pent together, caw ct so vividly Toby msght have beep seeing it all again. Tim's sudden insistence that they should leave, rusmng tier away almost before sho knew what it' was all about. And the memory of Carol, cool and beautiful in her silver gown, sitting at that table not a dozen feet away. ' . Had Carol-and her friends just arrived." Was that why Tim was in such a hurry to Hp somewhere else? The thought held infinite torture, and Toby tortured herself as women in love, before hef, have done. Tim nad explained, of cotirsu, and she had believed him. Oh, -she had wanted to believe ,himt She wanted to believe him now, but why didn't she hear from him? At last, tired by tbe unanswered and unanswerable arguments. Toby ilept. When Harriet returned in the "Why, Toby," Harriet said. "That's my blouse." You, .shouldn't be doing that!" "Oh, I saw it lying there and thought 1. might as well be working at something. It's just about finished." She held up the blouse for inspection. Toby's stitches ware peat and Uny. "Hip," Harriet said. "Better than I could. do. Is the headache gone?" Toby nodded. "I'm feeling fine now," she said. She didn't look as though she were feeling fine, by any means, but Harriet was too concerned with her own affairs to notice. "Clyde's coming tonight," she exclaimed jubilantly. "! found a letter from him when I came in. He's going to get jn town about 5 o'clock aiid he's coming to fake me to dinner. I .don't know whether to wear by green dress or that new black one-r-" "Wear the black one," -Toby advised. "It makes you look as though you'd , just stepped off a ritzy magazine cover. .' "All right. If you sav so. Listen. Toby, I .wish you'd come with us! Clyde knows a lot of men. I know he'd be glad to call one of them to go along." - ' ' "No, Toby said hastily. "Some other time, maybe, but pot topight. But, Honestly, 1 think it would do you good. You've been in the house so much lately." 1 Just don't leol like It, Har- rite. I'd rather not." V Well maybe you'll change your mind later," Harriet suggested. She eyed her roomate uncer tainly. Something Was the matter with Toby: she hadn't been a bit like herself lately. Harriet suspect ed it had something to do with Tun Jumtcson. He'd given Toby such a i ush for a while. Now he as gie and Toby didn't seem to want to talk about where he was or when he'd be back. All she had said was lhat he was out of town. Hurriet was inclined to hope he was, and that he would stay there. Anyone who made Toby look so miserable .wus good riddance! U was halt an hour later that the telephone rang. Harriet answered and then, lowering the instrument, put a hand over the receiver. "It's, you, Toby," she said. "Kor me?" The words were the barest echo of the song in Toby's heart. Tim was calling ut least! He was home again and ull her silly worries and lears had - been for nothing. Oh, she had known it. She had known it ull along! e e She took the U-lephurw and said, trying to nee her voice as steady-as possible, "INello " shit it was not Tim who answered. For an instant Toby didn't understand the voice on the wire. She only ' knew It wasn't Tim's voice. There was a pause, and then she hoard herself speaking. She said, trying to stfle her disappointment, "Qh.'BiII how are you?" : It was odd that she hadn't recognised Bill Brandt's voice. Only she had been o sure so .very sure it would Tim. Toby'ud-denly realized how long it had been since she, had seen Bill. Almost two weeks, except for a brief encounter on the street. Until lately she'd seen Bill two and three times cuch week. He said, "Oh, I'm getting along ull right. How's America's most popular advertising model?" Toby luughed. Something about the way Bill said things' almost always made you want to laugh. "I really don't know. Bill," she said. "Is she an acquaintance of yours?" I ii ay she s. Toby Ryan, her as oig as a minute. j)iaybo you ve heard tl hi'?". ' .3a2 NEW 76 GIVES CXTRA SMOOTHNESS, I flll), ' , INCREASED POWER, BETTER I V' ALL-ROUND PERFORMANCE ft We have made 76 an even better gasoline.' The jj I I "octane" or anti-knock rating has again been wB M wB I materially advanced to provide you the finest ) J, V gasoline we have ever produced! -ill If you enjoy the thrill of a really Y sweet-running motor we urge you to 1 You will find it gives improved 1 I all-round performance in today's - - I high compression motors. You V ' n r will enjoy increased power V and pick-up, greater fiexibil- S tt ity and smoothness. f- V lX COMPARE IT! ' i InH lllJljfA Tryatankfulof76next I jf I iMtHl lV 1 time you need gas. You I gJtC I Villi I lll 11 ' will find it at thou- 1 M ( f)j flf If tands of service sta- Cf I 6 M ll'll J ll T . I ,'onj 'hcrevcr ' 1 VotI g? f ! you ice the bi I I W. ii 1 1 i jim h onion h I f I .. .v . .... ....,..;..'.'... . f! ' iV I in a 11 afternoon she found her roommaUiwi'.ame Is. Skinny little tbuig, about sitting by the vyipdow, mending a WUUeG .a

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