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FULL LEASED WIRE United Frt Skrrlk Complete County, State, Natiaa-1 aud World News the day it happeni. Sen G all Linn County. Classified Ada Reach over ' 4,000 homes dally, and are eagerly read. If you hav any wants they will pay. Telephone IS p : r '; The Albany Derr at-Herald, Vol. LXIX, No. 226 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1936 The Albany Herald, Vol, LXI, No. 216 ' ' i-il: i j , FIGHTS OLSON IN LINE RHJNELAND HOME, 1936 MODEL AUPTINN FLOOD THREAT UUHSON FREE; MARTIN: Al CHARGED VviTH CORRUPTAGTS ADDS TO WOES Gosslin Paid Candidates' Filing Fees, States Herman Lafky JURY BROBE IS ASKED Attorney Declares Checks . Will Prove Guilt , of Secretary Salem, Ore.. April i. W. L. Gosslin, private secretary to Gov. Charles H. Martin, was accused today of allegedly. 'violating the corrupt practicesact and will be questioned by ie Marion county grand jury, District Attorney W. H. Trindle told the United Press. Prosecution of Gosslin was demanded by Trindle by Herman E. Lafky, Salem attorney. Gosslin was accused by Lafky of paying the filing fees of four candidates for nomination and election 'to the state legislature. Penalty Jail or Fine Lafky wrote the district attorney this was a violation of section 3(i-2420, Oregon code: "No holder of a public position or office other than an ofiice filled by the voters, shall puy or contribute to aid or promote the nomination or election of any other person to public office. No person shall invite, demand or accept payment or contribution from such holder of a public position or office for campaign purposes." Penalty upon conviction under the corrupt practices act is one Along the Rhine on a Sunday afternoon, the strolling burghers of Alsace have two attractions to divert them. One is soccer football, the other is the celebrated Miginot Lirie. Village football draws the biggest crowds, but there are hundreds of citizens promenading among the mysterious and menacing outcrops of reinforced concrete which sprout unexpectedly from peaceful fields und wood clumps. The army is on guard here, in that nonchalant and apparently shiftless way which is the French "poilu's" tradition. Pictured about a line - ; blockhouse with camouflaged year in a county jail, a fine of not ,jence more than $5000, or both. Chairman C. Jasper Bell, D., 1 he district attorney said heMo., made the suspension an- would proceed with an investiga- . nouncement unexDeetedlv after a STATE DROPS E Prosecutor Asks Dismissal for Man Who Stood Four Trials DECISION SURPRISES Word of Freedom Breaks Reserve, Brings Tear Flood San Jose, Col., April 3. David Lamson. former Stnnford univer sity campus leader, became a free man today for the tust nine in three yetu's when wife murder charges on which he was tried four times were dismissed. District Attorney Fred Thomas requested the charges be dropped following on unsuccessful effort to convict Lamson in the fourjh trial which ended MVeh 24. Lamson ulmost broke down us he realized his long fight was over. As the court approved dropping the charges, he turned scarlet. Then his face became ashen and he broke into sobs. He was close to collapse as his sister, Dr. Margaret Lamson, iiis staunchest ally in the tragedy of his life, threw her urms mound him. Friends rushed from their scats in tlie courtroom to surround him as he sat slumped in his chair. He-was crying profusely by this time. Dr. Lamson and deputy sheriffs assisted him from the chair and him, almost to the point, of carry ing him, back to his cell to make his preparations to return to the world outside prison walls. The district attorney s decision occasioned some surprise, for there was much sentiment in Santa Clara county that the case, devel oping from the death ,of Allone Thorpe Lamson on Muy 30, 1033, be followed to a successful con clusion, which either would acquit Lamson or would convict him. IL DUCE DEMANDS SANCTIONS TRADE FOR LOCARNO AID Paris, April 3. Premier Benito Mussolini insists on abolition of sanctions against Italy before Italy will re-assume her role in European affairs, count Charles de Chambrun, ambassador to Rome, informed the government today. Chambrun made his report at a meeting of ambassadors, called from the principal capitals of Europe, to confer with Premier Albert Sarraut and Foreign Minister Pierre Etienne Flandin on the Khineland crisis. The ambassadors from Berlin, London and Brussels also attended. The conference discussed the advisability of sending a detailed plan for the consolidation of European peace as France's reply to Germany's latest proposals. London, April 3. Members of the British, French and Belgian general staffs will meet here soon to plan joint defensive action in event of an unprovoked attack against France or Belgium, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden announced today in the house of commons. FLANS CALIFORNIA TRIP Mrs. Dick Mulicr plans to leave Saturday morning for Bakersfield, Cal., to visit at the home of her brother and y family, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hart. Mrs. Mulicr will also visit in Los Angeles and other places in California before returning to Albany. She expects to be away from Albany indefinitely. AUNT HET BY ROUERT QUIM.EN "I hate to shakf my finger at Pa; but if I eWt do so'mc-thin' to aggras'ate him, he never hears what I'm sayin'." (Copyright, ItSt, PublUbetl Irndleau) DEATH wt DEATH THOUGHT IT Warden Told Must Carry Out Sentence Unless Hoffman Acts GOVERNOR IS SILENT Condemned Kidnaper Due for Execution at 5 p. m.( P.S.T. Trenton, N. J., April 3. There '. appears to be no hope now for Bruno Richard Hauptmann. Hid death in the electric chair at 8 p. m. lor the Lindbergh buby murder seems certuin at the close of a day crowded with fantastic developments. Shortly after 3 p. m. Attorney General David T. Wilentz told Mark O. Kimberllng, head keeper" of New Jersey state prison, that it was the prison authority's duty, in the absence of a last minute re prieve, to carry out the order ot the court. , Kimberllnr Asks Advice Wilentz had been asked by Kim- berling to clarify Hauptmann' legal status in view of the sensa tional cycle of events which brought another man Paul H. Wendel to Mercer county jail, charged with the crime for which Hauptmann is to be executed. In his reply to Kimberllng, Wil entz said there were three wayi in which Hauptmann's life could be saved, but two of them already have been tried and have failed. The loopholes to life listed by Wilentz: Reprieve Possible 1. A reprieve by Gov.- Harold G. Hoffman, which, according to the attorney general, Klinberling would be required to . obey. Wilentz reiterated his "Belief a reprieve would be illegal," but cautioned Klmberling he should ob serve one if granted. Hoffman gave no immediate indication as to whether he planned another reprieve, although he has said repeatedly he was' without legal authority to delay further Hauptmann's doom. i2. A stny of execution by the Hunterdon county court in which Hauptmann was tried.- Justice ' Thomae W. Trenchard, who presided over that court, has denied a stay of execution. 3. Communtatlon of nentonce by the court of pardons. That court has rejected two pleas for clemency by Hauptmann's lawyers. JURY COMPLETED, TESTIMONY OPENS ' IN CRONIN'S TRIAL Selection of a jury in the cast of the state vs. J. J. Cronin, accus ed of assaulting Claude Hults witb intent to kill, was completed this afternoon and taking of testimony was started. Thus was resumed the trial oC the man whom the state attempted vainly to prove "beyond reasonable doubt' had shot Hults through the head as the two lay in snow on the side of Blain moun tain near Brownsville November 1, 1D35. :,i . The jury was to have been tak en to the scene of the alleged shooting today, but weather conditions prohibited. A similar attempt was made last January during the trial that ended in a dead-lucked jury, but then, too, weather prohibited complete accomplishment, and the jury was able only to approach the spot. Mark V. Weatherford is assisting District Attorney J. K. Weatherford, jr., in the prosecution as deputy. W. W. McKinney is again defending Cronin. County Surveyor Glenn Pcclc was the first witness called this afternoon. WPA WORKERS STRIKE Spokane, Wash., April 3. Two hundred WPA workers walked off the Indian Canyon project and a lateral sewer job today in protest of the impending removal of 1500 WPA workers in this district. "If the men strike five days they may be permanently suspended," declared District Administrator Joa Ott. MEETING TONIGHT Arrangements for the Inter-church Brotherhood meeting in the Evangelical church tonight at 7:30 p. m. were reported completed today. Rev. Visgil Halbig U the scheduled speaker. A pie supper will conclude the meeting. JURY GETS CASE New York, April 3. The fate of Vera Stretz, pretty blonde art student, charged with the first degree murder of her German lover. Dr. Fritz Gebhardt, was placed In tho keeping of a Jury of 12 men today. LIKELY TON GH F Death Toll, in Georgia and Carol inas Counted at 40 Today GREENSBORO STRUCK Tennessee River Rising; Cold Wave Brings . More Misery (Br Uniltd Pxi) A flood menace and a cold wave today were added to the weather discomforts of the south which counted 40 dead from tornadoes and electric storms in five states. Tennessee was the sixth southern state brought into the weather picture as the Tennessee river rose rapidly. A sudden drop in temperature occurred after the storms. River Rising Rapidly ' Georgia counted 25 storm dead 18 at Cordele and seven in other sections of the state. Other deaths in the south were: 12 at Greensboro, N. C, from a tornado; one Alabama tornado victim; one killed by high winds in South Carolina; and one struck by lightning near Apalicoocola, Flu., us northwest Florida was visited by a heavy wind. With the tornadoes came torrential rains over most of the south, and the greatest flood threat was from the Tennessee river. For d second time in a week, the river was rising rapidly at Chattanooga und will reach 34 feet there four feet above flood stage by tonight. Homes Smashed Flat Damage at Cordele passed $1,-, 000.000 and was estimated at $1,-500,000 at Greenville. The culminating blow of a day of disasters in the south at the hands- of " 'the .'eleme'ntS'-i struck Greensboro at the height of a heavy rain and wind storm just after darkness fell. The tornado struck the south western corner of the city first, smashed an entira block of small homes flat, skipped into the air for half a block, and roared then with almost unbelievable havoc across the entire width of the city. BORAH'S FORCES MEET DEFEAT IN N. Y. PRIMARIES Albany, N. Y., April 3. Borah-for-president forces were defeated in yesterday's primaries and New York's republican delegation will go to the national convention unpledged. Seventeen candidates pledged lo Senator William E. Borah, were defeated by uninstiuclcd delegates supported by the regular organization. New York's democratic delegation will go to the Philadelphia convention pledged to President Roosevelt, the primaries determined. The overwhelming defeat of the Borah forces which were led by former Mate chairman W. Kings-land Macy. Congressman Hamilton F. Fish, jr., and William Ziegler, was a victory for Chairman Vel-vin C. Eaton, who had fought for an unpledged delegation. From the Headlines By Deacon Richmond Prices of Gasoline On Way L'p After Month of Cut Rates" Now Standard Oil has given us little breathing SPELL with Union tagging right along, and General, and SHELL, they've got their heads together and de-cided to INCREASE the price of gasoline and oil and dif- fercntian ; GREASE. They say crude oil is j getting scarce and so they raise th PRICE; it may be good for profits but we claim it isn't NICE. We howl about a rise in price, because it is a RISE; that everything is relative, there's no one now DENIES. If gas had sold at twenty-two and then dropped drown to TWENTY, we'd all be just as pleased as Punch, and go and buy a PLENTY; but. when the price has been eighteen and then goes up two CENTS, we tear our hair and wail and cry about the great EXPENSE. This isn't anv alibi for companies PROFITEERING, but we know very little of the cost of ENGINEERING, and what the gas is really worth is not yiial bringr. ng-;ne rnuwn it's the-?ict that been that Hi is going jap, when it!! RDM TORNADO tion as soon as he was personally , ju.pusscssiuu, ui -iiic.-wi.ui nc aaiu . "the grand jury would probably question Gosslin next Wednesday. "Nothing to Conceal Gosslin, lirst state president of i the Young Democratic League of, Oregon, is a hoider of a public of- j tice "other than an office filled by the voters, having been appointed by Governor Martin. He has been private secretary to the governor since Jan. 14, 1935. . Latky is president of the "Crackpot League," named after a leim used by -the governor in political speeches. Lalky is a candidate for the republican nomination for Marion county district attorney at the May 15 primary election. "I am perfectly willing to appear wiore me grana jury at any time, uu&suii iuia uie unuea i'ress. l (Please Turn to I'aice-Twoi j NELSON MAY BE I EXPELLED FROM RUN FOR SENATE Snlem, Ore., April 3. Theodore G. Nelson, Salem Townsendite, Comer Smith. Oklahoma I ny nttorni'y. "hove, is ri'Kuriluil as the moat liknly choice to succeed Hobert K. Clements as the. "spark plUK" of OAKP, thu Townsenrt Plan organization. Smith now is vice president of Townsend clubs. He has been prominpnt In. Oklahoma politics for years anil was a Democratic candidate for U. S. semi-, .tor In 1!32, being beaten by Elmer.. Thomas In the; runoff. E IS Washington. April 3. House in- ivestigators of old age pension schemes today took .up new and reputedly "hot trails into the f ln-! ancial background of the Town- I send movement. Public hearings j were suspended for at least 10 days closed session of the group during wnicn me iuiure program was ais- cussed. The action followed disclosure that Dr. F. E. Townsend. co-author of the S200 a month pension plan. collected approximately $1,700! from followers in his old age re-1 volving pensions, Ltd., for a third party during a mass meeting in Los Angeles, Cal., last February 20. Robert E. Clements, former OARP secretary-treasurer, testified he urged the doctor to put the money as well as that of all other mass meetings into the OARP but that he refused to do it. This brought a different version of what happened at the meeting at which 12.000 Townsend follow ers paid admissions of 25 cents each and added collection of $2,000. Sheridan Downey, Townsend's counsel, complained Bell refused him permission to testify. He said money was "impounded" in California to defray expenses of the third party movement but that the movement is now "dead." lie said there was no official connection between OARP and the third party mass meeting. John Bloodsworth, Detroit pub lic accountant, testified he and "complete" accounting. Egan's Condition Reported Weaker Everett, Wash., April 3. Physicians watched with growing concern today the condition of H. Chandler Egan, of Medford, Ore., former U. S. amateur golf champion, critically ill with pneumonia. Attendants said Egan was "much weaker" after a blood transfusion. vising construction of a new golf course at the American Legion mo- n ' v' en Oxygen was administered to Egan last night and early today. His condition took a decided turn for the worse last night, hos-nital attendants said. a-i i : c . telebraTIOn ier , Tn0 old(,n wedding aniversarv f Mr "and Mrs. j. A. Willard-of Corvallis is to be celebrated at homp 344 North Tenth tO'ord on Sunday. ing to their dauRhtcr, Mr5' C L' Williamson of Alban. In addition to Mrs. Williamson. other children expected to be present for the celebration are Glenn and Everett Willard of Al- banv. Jav Willard of Eureka, Cal. nd Mrs. P. T. Ployhart of Mis- oula, Mont. PENSION SUSPENDED Support uf Father Clinrles E. CoubIiIIu'b National Union for Soelnl ' Justice litis been thrown to Mrs Tlioums D Scliall. above. In her I'liinpaign against (iov Floyd Olson ol Minnesota for the U 8 Senate seat of her late' husband Illlnd Senator Selinll was killed by un unto near Washing ton severul months ugo While no more money is now available for new public works projects, the PWA is by no means a dead issue, C. C. Hockley, PWA administrator for Oregon, told the Albany Rotary club today. Though no more projects can finally approved at present, Mr. Hockley said, his office is acting under authority to continue receiving applications and preparing groundwork for projects, ugainst the time if and when more money is rendered available. Mr. Hockley' said that ho has been informed officially that the administration has not given up the idea of perpetuating the PWA. and it is now the function of his office to sec that projects are ready for aprpoval at any time more funds are appropriated. Such projects, however, must conlorm to the rule that all projects henceforth must be truly worthy and needed. Accordingly Mr. Hockley urged that any communities that need PWA projects proceed to apply just as though approval were possible, that they may not be delayed it or when the program is restored. Oregon has benefited to the extent of $18,000,000 directly from the PWA, Mr. Hockley said. This has resulted in employment of 7,000 men. Inasmuch as each instance of such employment means provision for three or four more, and an expenditure of a correspondingly large amount from other sources, the PWA has been indirectly and directly responsible for employment of in all approximately 27,000 persons and a total expenditure of more than $50,-000,000 in Oregon since 133, he added. Of Oregon's 120 PWA projects, Mr. Hockley explained, 60 are school projects and all are constructive. "We ore poud of our program," Mr. Hockley said. "Throughout all this expenditure our administration bus never been charged with graft nor has any implication of mishandling been made." Rev. M. M. Stockcr, pastor of the First Presbyterian church also spoke at today's meeting, discussing some of the major current events. Rev. Stockcr first reviewed the political and military situation, pointing out that there is apparently a growingly strong opposition in Japan to the aggression policies of the military party. Referring to the administra- (I'lraae Turn to t'aas Two) Boy Gets Concussion Running Into Tree Bobbie, seven and one half-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Coleman of Albany, was reported recovering at his home from se vere concussion which he suffered late Wednesday when in running on the Central school grounds he collided with a tree. The boy suffered a severe bruise on the side of his head, and was rendered unconscious for approni-mately four hours. He was still confined to bed today, but was not believed to be in danger. COLLEGE BOARD SUES Members of the Albany college board of trustees are plaintiffs in a suit filed In circuit court here against Otto P. Rahn and Rose Hahn, now Rose Miller et al, to collect $1000 allegedly due on a note, and asking foreclosure of a mortgage given as security. The note was originally given to M. c Hawkins, but was transferred by her to the plaintiff, the complaijt sttues. PI OT DEAD HOCKLEY candidate tor the republican nom-1 four other accountants employed ination for United States sena-:bv the committee had examined tor, today faced possible expul-! OARP books for "fifteen or six-sion from the May 15 primary I teen days" and found them "in-election race. complete" and "muddled" U such Secretary of State Snell asked an extent that it would require Attorney-General Van Winkle to ' from S30.000 to $40,000 to get a "poilu" leans against a Haginot dome atop, his rifle at his side. Markers Show Halsey Road Motorists traveling the Pacific highway between a point four miles south of Tangent and the northern city limits f Halsey have been puzzled in recent weeks by the appearance of small red rags tied to fences and otherwise displayed on either side of the road. Investigation revealed Hint each of these rags marks the spot where an automobile accident has occurred within the last year, as indicated by tire marks, broken fences, . power or telephone poles, dented banks, or other evidence found by the highway maintenance crew which has been engaged in maintaining this section of roadway. The rags, it was found, were placed along the rood at the instance of William E. Chandler, division highway engineer, who is interested in compiling data ior submission to the stats highway commission pertaining 10 the condition of the "death Hap" seition of the Pacific Highway -llong t lie section beginning where the pavement becomes narrow and high; ly crowned south of Tangent up to the northern limits of llalsy, a distance of eight miles. Along this 8-mile stretch of road it was found by count :' s-terday that there are 200' accident markers, most of them tied to fence wirO, but some nailed to poles or displayed on slicks pegged into the road bank. On the east side of the road are 1 1 1 markers and on the west side 80. Elks Installation Held Friday Night The installation of officers in the Elks lodge last evening was largely attended and supplmented by a program by talent from Salem directed by Walter Keycs. The officers installed were Roy Kyle, exalted ruler; Melvin Baltimore, esteemed leading knight; John Redenius, esteemed loyal knight; Walter Kropp, esteemed lecturing knight; A. C. Jensen, secretary; P. A. Young, treasure; Fred Ross, tylcr; Glenn Junkin, trustee; Clinton Arnold, esquire; A. G. Senders, chaplain; Walter Arbuthnot, inner guard and Bob Stevens, pianist. Ray McDevitt officiated as installing officer. An informal social hour and refreshments followed the program. Suspension Orange Peal "Temporary' Temporary suspension of the Crange Peal, Albany college student publication, was made known yesterday by President T. W. Bibb. President Bibb could not be reached for comment today. A conference with student reporters disclosed that the publication will now be Oitilized for "i;;irious classes" under the jurisdiction of the English department and supervision of Professor T. F. Mundle, newly appointed censor. Present editors will not be retained, the president said. Studcit reporters have received orders from the administration that all campus news must bear the okeh of Prof. Mundle, hearfjW the English department. Tangent to Crimson Trail Asked why 200 and no more nou. less red nigs. were displayed, a member of the highway crew said today "we ran out of rags. We counted not less than 48 more places where there were wrecks, but did not mark them." Furthermore, it was found, many more accidents have happened on this road within the last year without leaving marks now perceptible. Some of those marked and a few not marked resulted in loss of life or serious injury to victims. At some points as many as four rags appeared within a distance of less tlinn 20 feet, und at several plnccs it is shown that two wrecks have almost coincided. A Halsey garage owner said yesterday that during the last year he has extricated 88 cars from ditches on the Pacific highway in the vicinity of that town. In one day, he said, he was called out on nine wrecks and another Halsey garage operator that same day extricated 1 1 wrecked cars. In the opinion of these garage owners and of state police who i have investigated wrecks along jthis road the large majority of these accidents have been due to I the manner in which that section 1 of road is constructed rather than i to careless driving. I Whie surveys of this bottlc-i neck section ore reported to have j been made, no actual rcconstruc-i tion is as yet started. Valley Association Gets Heavy Inquiry The Greater Willamette Valley association, organized several months ago to advertise and to co- ! operate in developing the resources of the Willamette valley, is steadily attracting wider attention in the I states where advertising has been ; placed. At present the organization is advertising in 17 newspapers out of the state. Yesterday 115 letters were received as a result President C. H. Murphy and Secretary C. h. I Williamson have employed a sec- i rotary to have charge of the heavy (correspondence being received. ! Booklets by the hundreds are be-!ing distributed. In addition to the I officers who reside in Albany ! members on the board of directors j are from Portland, Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, Shedd, Lebanon, Scio, Woodburn, Silverton, Newberg, ; Greesham, Gervais. Monmouth Independence and Forest Grove, i Members are being received in all ! sections of the valley it is said to ; cooperate in promoting the work. ! ; i Safety Demonstctio Plaaacd o Thursday E. H. Young of Oakland, Cal., representing the public relations service of Montgomery Ward and company, was an Albany visitor yesterday to confer with local manager, J B. Taylor, and city official?, w On next Thursday, April 9, a safely driving demonstration will j be sponsored on First sl'W c-' cording to the agreement rw$hd. check Nelson's petitions to see it thu Townsend endorsee had obtained 1000 legal signatures of registered voters in seven counties the amount needed to put his (name on the ballot. Examination of the petition' revealed possible flaws that might invalidate Nelson's candidaxy, .1 was learned. . -Nelson would not be able to stay in the race by paying the $lufl filing fee now. State Department ofticiuls believed, because he made no request for late payment. David O'Hara, manager of HSfSSST Srr!;! dates often asked when filing no such request when he delivered j his petitions Monday, last day for iiling. O'Hara said. Seniors Use Shears rt R...L p. ' Egan won the national amateur Un Dencn Dreakers championship more than 20 years ago and has been several times The administration building of Pacific Northwest amateur chem-Albany college donned the garb P10",?" a member of the Ameri-of a barber shop this morning Walker Cup team. when senior class raembcii took v, . io task underclassmen who dam- Golden Wedding aged tne senior Bench recently as I an ADril fool Drank. ! Guilty pranksters forcefully I bowed to tunes of the barber clip-, psrs. after available efforts rrude to dodge the upperclassmen. Seniors, giving "no for an answer MinPlnnAn choiPinff rfH0ninfi l M concluded shearing ceremonies. the class of "32 was removed from its locatirftv in front of William u k.n i, sAWii n 4i. :,h .,0 Af ihWhMiiHino h.r it u-m riamniwt consider- tibly. An a'tempt will be made to restore it. Participants names in this morr. i i jng row were not reveal!

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