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FULL LEASED WIRE United Pm Serrle Complete County, State, Nition-tl and wH n,w, ti,e AtJ jt happens, d at all Linn County. (Classified Ads Reach over 4,000 homes dally, and are eagerly read. If you bava any wants they will pay. Telephone IS The Albany Herald, Vol. LXI, No. 230 The Albany D 3 .crat-Herald, Vol. LXIX, No. 240 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, APRIL 20, 1936 hi. 6? rv WAITS SPIRIT VISITATION NEW RECORD SCHOOL FETE PUBLIC POWER BRITAIN WARNS COUNCIL KEEP UP SANCTIONS TO DOUGHBOYS nfr . PLANNED r OAK? i 11 a ghost can return from the grave. Howard Thurston, magician who recently died, will smash with a spectral fist the glass case pro-tecting a statue of Ramesis II, which Joseph Dunningcr, world-famous magician, inspects to closely. 1 Thurston entered the strange pact, Dunninger-announced in New York, in an attempt to solve the riddle of spectral existence. Two wurlil allilmle rerunls wi-ru ln-nken over Stratford. Con:l., by' ('apt. Iluris Soicievsky, Russian war are, American by adoption, slimvn bore scaled in an S-43 Sikorsky Clipper ship, t lie type in which be soared 27.!ioO feel. Former marks broken wcid 500 kilo-crams, for (.'lass C-3 amphibians, without load, 1S.GU feet, and MO kilograms, same class, with Juy-load, 7,S77 feet. SETS RECORD Reeistration of voters reached . an all-time high here last week I with 14.019 voters 1.409 more ; than in the 1934 registrations, ac-1 cording to figures compiled by i County .. Clerk Russell. Both re-! publicans and democrats shared . in the increase, the republicans adding 642 voters, and the democrats 763. ' The registrations are released REG STRAIN s pm m UGHE FEbiJUL T Report Charges Private Firms Sell Secrets, Foment Scares BRIBERY HELD USED Minority Say Government Control Not Way to Prevent War Washineton, April 20. The senate munitions committee today denounced America's private arms industry and asked the government take into its own hands the multi-million dollar 'business of producing guns; warships and ammunition for the United States army and navy. The recommendation was made to the senate by a majority of the .committee in the first of several reports, based on its searching two-year scrutiny of international traffic in arms. Arms Makers Rebuked The committee caustically rebuked American munitions manufacturers for corrupt methods of arms sales abroad, for opposing arms limitation, fur high profits and for "a ' very considerable threat to peace" in frightening "nations into a continued frantic expenditure of devices for warfare." But the members split in the final showdown on the controversial issue of federal ownership of munitions plants. Opposed to the "four-member majority report was a minority statement signed by three members,' proposing "rigid and conclusive" munitions control but declaring complete nationalization was undesirable because it would "encourage' armament rather than disarmament:'' ,.b.t;v Bribery Charged The majority report to the sun-ate was signed by Chairman Gcr-nett Champ Clark, D., Mo.; James P. Pope, D., Ida., and Homer T. Bone, I)., Wash. The minority report was signed by Sens. Walter George, D., Ga.; Arthur H. Van-den berg, K., Mich., and Warren Barbous, R., N. J. The charges against the munitions inausuy, in which the .-Mire committee joined, included: 1. That the war department had permitted data on latest American Iflom Turn to Pan Two! HEARING ON. FEHL PAROLE SCHEDULED SATURDAY MORNING Salem, Ore., April 20. Circuit Judge L. H. McMahan today set Saturday at 10 o'clock for a hearing to determine whether Earl A. Fehl, former Jackson county judge, is being illegally confined at the state penitentiary. Judge McMahan issued a writ of Habeas Corpus, ordering Warden James Lewis to have Fehl in the court room at that time. Ralph K. Moody, assistant states attorney - general, appeared in court but made no oopection to the proceedings. Mrs. Electa A. Fehl, in her petition for the writ, filed late Saturday, declared that her husband was entitled to his freedom as a matter of right and not by virtue of executive clemency. Governor Martin last week offered Fehl a parole on condition he stay out of Jackson county. The parole was refused by Fehl, who decided to go to court to seek his unconditional release. 59 Boys and Girls Enter Corn Contest Fifty-nine Linn county 4-H club boys and girls have entered the second annual corn growing contest sponsored by the Bank of Albany, reports O. E. Mikesell, county club agent. This is an increase of 16 over last year's enrollment of 46. I MANUFAC every second year from the county , his opening statement, "will com-clerk's office. This year's totals pletely ruin the business of these T BEFORE COURT New Deal Attorneys Say Plan Not Ruinous to Private Plants LEGALITY QUESTIONED Baker, Acheson Represent Utilities in Attack on Measure Washington, April 20. The new deal staunchly defended its S200,-000.000 municipal power program today as "one phase of the nation's fight against the depression" after utility interests asked the District of Columbia supreme court to outlaw the far-reaching plan as "unfair and illegal." Public works administration at torneys, fiehting for the right to advance PWA funds to municipal ities for power plants, denied assertions of attorneys for five private power companies that the .projects would ruin their business by unfair competition Represented by two former high government officials, the com panies sought permanent injunc tions against 10 projects in a test case which was expected event ually to reach the supreme court for a final ruling. Baker, Acheson Appear The government attorneys. fighting for one of the most lm portant of the "more abundant life" activities of new deal, de fended the PWA non-federal power program as one legally authorized by congress to create employment and revive industry. Newton D. Baker, former secre- tarv of war. and Dean Acheson former assistant secretary of the treasury, presented the case for the utilities the Alabama Power Co., Oklahoma Utilities Co., Texas Utilities Co., Jowa-City-Llghtnd Power Co., and Central Vermont Public Service Co. "The nton-federal power pro gram as directed by the public works administration, Acneson in companies by its unconstitutional activities. PORTLAND YOUTH DECLARED WINNER OF PEACE AWARD New York, April 20. Owen W. Matthews. 3rd, of Portland, Ore., today held the $5,000 scholarship award given by Eddie Cantor for the best essay by a youth on how to keep the United States out of war. His article was picked as second to the plagiarized essay turned in by Lloyd Lewis, nf Plattesburg, Mo., who was scheduled to receive the scholarship until it was discovered that he had pirated his material. Matthews, a boy scout who finished high school but did not have enough money to go to college, drew on his experiences as a scout in the piece he wrote. He said he attended a scout jamboree- in Godollo, Hungary, in 1933 and there formed a friendship with boys of many other nations. He related that he still corresponded with scouts from Es- thonia, Luxembourg, England, Austria, Persia, Syria, South Africa and Australia. "After these contacts how could we ever want to go to war against each other?" he wrote. He suggested, picked groups of youths be sent to international gatherings regularly with expenses paid. Prisoner Confesses To Wendel Kidnaping New York. April 20. District Attorney F. X. Gcorghan of Kings county sought an immediate indictment today of Martin Schloss-man, 30, confessed participant in the kidnaping of Paul H. Wendel which furnished one of the last sensations of the Lindbergh kidnaping case. He indicated guardedly that his investigation of Wendcl's abduction was pointing toward New Jersey politicians as accomplices of the abductors. The grand jury, he said might indict "one. two, three, or more" persons today. TODAY'S SCORES -n American League KVrrning game: R. H. E. Washington ' 5 9 2 Boston 6 10 0 Linke and Millies. Boolton; Wal Cascarella, Ostermueller and PROGRAM FIGH j SIXTH VICTIM Everett, Wash., April 20. The death toll of a terrific automobile crash on the Seattle-Everett highway late Saturday mounted tot six today when Perry Poole. 19-year-old. Wash., youth, died from injuries. t perry's head was almost decap itated in the two-ifrrcrashHe was pulled from the flaming car by his sweetheart, 15-year-old Frances Hebner, also of Ronton. The other five viclitms were burned to death. Everett, Wash., April 20. Authorities planned to question Frank Gates, Oregon Slate college student, tofiay in an effort to learn specific cause of an automobile accident in which five persons burned to death. The dead, identified through dental work and bits of clothing unconsumed by the flames which trapped them in their wrecked automobile, were: Carl Hanson, believed to have been the driver of the death car; Mrs. Cecile Han son, his mother; Mrs. Hoss bharp-less, Hanson's sister; Mrs. Matilda Anderson and her daughter, Clara. All five victims arc residents of Everett. Gates, driver of the second car involved in the collision, was hurt only slightly. He was in technical custody In a hospital, pending in vestigation. One of the five other persons riding with Gates to attend a dance at Monroe, Wash., was believed critically hurt, while the remaining four suffered only : minor injuries. Police said the accident occurred when Hanson, southbound 'attempted to make a left turn off I the highway south of here. Gates I was northbound and the cars col-; lided with terrific force, both catching fire. Authorities said some witnesses i claimed Gates was traveling as i fast as 80 miles an hour. as Entombed 1 neling furiously toward their prison. ! "How much longer do you think we'll have to wait?" Alfred Scad-i ding pleaded over a little microphone that was lowered to them !so that they could conserve their j waning energy by not having to i shout up the pipe, i C. H. Ivey, brother-in-law of Dr. Robertson, was at the other end of the circuit. ! He told them only an hour more. ; But neither Ivey nor anyone else Ion the surface dared hope that it I would be that soon. ! One of the three men who was trapped a week a no Sunday night, j Herman B. Magill. already was dead in the cavernous and wet un- derground prison. I Through an iron pipe driven : from the surfai V into the mine? the , other two. Robertson and Scad-ding, begged the rescuers: ! "In the name of God, hurry, ! hun." i The doctor, able only too well to diagnose his own t-ossible fate, i feared he and Seadding could last i only a few hours longer. Rising i water in the mine added to the 1 perils of exposure. ' N OF CRASH DIES F J. K. Weatherford Tablet to Be Dedicated in Takenah Park SPORTS SCHEDULED Games, May Pole Dance and Track Meet to Be Features Plnns for the annual school-day program on May 1 with every stu dent in the Albany public school system participating, weer announced by School Superintendent Rex Putnam today. the program will be an exten sive display of school work. Music, entertainment, mass calisthenics and a track meet will be presented by the school children through the afternoon on May 1. To Dedicate Tablet Chief among the events of the day will be the dedication of a tablet in appreciation of the late J. K. Weatherford. A dedicatory tablet in a rock will be placed at the base of the tree planted at Takenah park in his honor in 1H93. Mr. weatherford was a member of the school board at that time, and from that date to his death was prominent in edu cational work throughout the state. Mrs. O. Harkness Buhl, who spoke "-Woodman Spare That Tree" at the time of planting, will again present the piece. Other features of the dedication will be music, a May-pole dance, and sev eral speakers. The Albany Garden club and the schools are co operating in the dedication. Howard to HpeaK Main speaker at the event will be C. A. Howard, state superintendent of schools. Solos by James Jonks of -Albany will be given, and music will be furnished by the high school band. Immediately after the dedica tion which starts the events at 1 p.m. the regular exercises will follow on Central field. All of the school students will participate in the mass calisthenics, In competitive field events, or in the track meet between Albany and Cor vallis high schools. For the first time in years tne indoor exhibits of class-room work have been eliminated. The build ing operations at all of the schools has made this exhibit lmpossime. Superintendent Putnam said, and all activities will be limited to the outdoors show. SCHOOL MUSICIANS TO GIVE RECITAL WEDNESDAY NIGHT A recital by Albany high school musical talent preparing for the coming stale contests will be held Wednesday night at 8 o'clock In the high school auditorium, it was announced today by Loren Luper, musical director for the Albany schools. The general public is invited. The recital will be free. The recital will include numbers by the glee club, girls quartet and three' soloists preparing for the contests at Forest Grove Friday and Saturday of this week. Mem bers of the quartet are Edith An derson. Thelma Dickson, Dorothy Nash and Maxine Stenberg. The soloists will be Edith Anderson. low voice; Thelma Dickson, high voice; Russell Gott, medium voice; Mildred Aya, violin; and Edith Gilchrist, piano. An added feature will be a num ber bv a violin quartet composed of Mildred Aya, Ruth Shelby, Bill Bacon and Bud Smith, preparing for a contest to be held in Port land on May 2. 500 Pieces Properry Sold for Back Taxes Linn county's first day of its sale on delinquent tax property netted $4500 upon purchase of 90 property pieces Saturday, the sheriff's office announced this morning. Approximately 5 00 pieces of property were on the block at the courthouse for the first day of the sale which will be continued through the week. Sheriff Herbert Shelton is in i-karnn ..f Ihn sulr All Dl-finertV he announced, is being sold at prices not less than taxes and the interest due. Eagen Is Arrested On Larceny Charge I.eo Eagen was arrested on a petty larceny charge this after noon in connection with is'.- Thomas burglary, and confined to the county jail when he pleaded not guilty. His bail was set at $100. The trial will be Wednesday afternoon injustice court. ' MAY 1 HOWE FUNERAL TO BE HELD TUESDAY IN WHITE HOUSE Washington, April 20. President Roosevelt and Mrs. Roosevelt tomorrow night will accompany the body of Louis McHenry Howe to a final resting place in Fall River, Mass. The chief executive, mourning the loss of his political mentor and close friends of 25 years, kept official business at a minimum today and arranged to spend " this afternoon at the White House instead of in the executive offices. The funeral services for Howe will be at 44 p. m. tomorrow in the east room oi the White House, rector of St. Thomas Episcopal The Rev. Dr. C. Ernest Smith, church, will conduct the services. Members of the Howe family, including Mrs. Howe and Hartley, a son, are In Washington. A daughter, Mrs. Robert H. Baker, will arrive tomorrow from Ur-bana, 111. Virtually forgotten in the rush of three years of the new deal, Howe who rejoiced in the title of "Franklin's no man," died quietly Saturday night in the naval hospital where he had been a patient since last fall. Howe was the chief executive's political mentor for 25 years. His passing means that for the first time since he jntered public life as an obscure New York state senator from the rock-ribbed republican county of Dutchess in New York, Mr. Roosevelt enters the next campaiagn without the counsel of the one individual whose advice he valued above all others. FINES SUSPENDED Campbell Maynard Leblond and George Leslie, Corvallis, were given suspended fines of $5 and paroled this afternoon by Judge Victor Olliver of the justice court. Leblond was charged with driving without a license, and Leslie with loaning his license to Leblond, who attempted to claim the licnese his. They were arrested Sunday. Rescuers Rush Eden Hints England Will Take Steps Alone if : League Fails ' PLAN NEW APPEAL Italy Demands Complete Domination as Price : for Armistice . 'i Geneva. April 20. The coun cil of the League of Nations, after receiving a warning from Britain that she might have to take independent action against Italy if the league fails to end the Ethiopian war, decided to address a supreme appeal to Italy, The appeal would urge Rome to make peace, hinting that Italy's support is necessary . to Europe in view of the danger to peace from Germany. The council virtually agreed to adopt a resolution appealing to Italy to make peace like a good member of the League, in view of "the present circumstances which require the . collaboration of all nations." - . Eden Speech Ominous Members of the council explain ed that the phrase was a hint that, Italy's help is required against Germany. In an ominous speech to a special session of the league council Anthony Eden, British foreign secretary, said Britain is ready to consider new economic and financial sanctions against Italy, and that existing sanctions must bo maintained. His speech followed one by which he said Italy demands com-Baron Pompeo Aloisi of Italy in plete domination over Ethiopia as the price of an armistice. Wolde Marlam, for Ethiopia, insisted on immediate- enforcement of mill- ' tary penalties -against Italy. r Anxiety, Not Prophecy ' "It is our manifest duty' as members of the league," Eden said, "at least to maintain existing economic and financial sane- (Plcai Turn to Pace Two) UNION RANK, FILE SUPPORT BRIDGES AGAINST LEADERS San Francisco, April 20. Confronted with growing resistance from allied union leaders, Harry Bridges, firebrand field marshal of the great Pacific coast maritimo strike of 1934, faced his foes in a menacing San Francisco dock con troversy today armed with testimonials of his popularity with rank and file union men. Developments on two fronts of the labor dispute which has spread virtually complete paralysis over one of the nation's key ports attested solidarity of Bridges' popularity. Last night at Portland, 2.000 union members, ignoring the advice of their own officers, gava Bridges a rising vote of confidence. Reckless Driver . Has $60 Reckoning William Fillmore Henderson can race his car, but it cost him $80 to prove it. He spent a merry time Saturday speeding in front of officers in Albany and on the San--tiam highway, but late that day. after apprehension, gave up $30 in justice court and forfeited a $10 bail this morning in the city court on reckless driving charges. He started it all by speeding by Police Chief Chandler and Officer G. MeBride as they patrolled the east end of Albany. They gave chase, only -to have Henderson elude them in clouds of dust east of Main street. After losing the officers, Henderson doubled back on Main street and turned onto the Santiam highway. The police, after-soma questioning, leveled out for Lebanon aTter him. ' . ''', Half-way there, they met Henderson coming back, who gained a sizeable lead before they could turn around. The officers stuck to his trail, however, and in Albany found the garage where he had parked his car. Officer McBrido picked Henderson on the street,1 shortly after, and his payments began. LINN BROADCAST SET The resources of Albany and Linn county will be told in a 15-minute KOAC radio address by James M. Morrison, manager of the station at 2:45 Tuesday afternoon of this week. The material for his talk has been gathered by members of the Albany chamber of commerce, will be one of special interest. The public is especially invited to listen to this report. ... .. . Towering high above the waterfront at Pointe de Grace, in tho Department of Gironde, this modernistic shaft will be dedicated with elaborate ceremonies in July to commemorate the landing of American troops In France during the. World war. TO CRUSH FOE Rome, April 20. Italian armies pressed forward in half a dozen columns in Ethiopia today to crush the- last resistance- of Emperor Haile Selassie's warriors and end the war. -Three columns moved from the north toward Addis Ababa and the vital Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway. As many more moved northward through southeastern Ethiopia, toward the Harar-Jijiga area, last defended portion of the country, and the railway farther east. As they advanced an enthusias tic Italian populace prepared to make a holiday tomorrow, on the occasion of Rome's 2,689th birth, and celebrate the victories in East Africa and diplomatically at the League of Nations capital at Geneva. In northern Ethiopia, advance guards of two Italian divisions were reported to have reached tho vicinity of Ankober and Debra Brahan, and another Italian unit was reported to be crossing the Robi river. Ankober Is 77 ',4 miles east northeast of Addis Ababa one one of the two main caravan routes from Dessye. It is also 40 miles north of Awash, important railway (Continued From Page 2) Formers Report Normal Plantings The farms of the Albany trade territory are a beehive of activity the last two or three weeks with one of the best season in many years for farming, stated numerous farmers interviewed in Albany Saturday. Hundreds of acres have already been seeded and a large percentage of the remaining crop land plowed. The fall crop planting is said to be better than average. The total acreage this year will be up to normal, if not more, it is es timated. Stock men are optimistic as the spring season continues to bring forth an abundance of grass. AUNT HET BY ROBERT QUILLEN "Sinners feel respectable till they .get found out. We don't worry about a hole in a stock-in' if it don't show." (Copyright, IMS. PublUhtn BrndlnU) ITALIANS 0 surpasses all previous enrollments for the county. Although the democrats made the biggest gain, the republicans still outnumber them with 8.240, while the democrats number 6.076. The 1934 figures also favored the republicans 7,598 to $5,313. Among the total registration of republicans 4.526 were men, and 3.714 were women. The democrats hill 3,614 men and 2,462 women. One hundred ninety-two of the total were listed as miscellaneous, having various independent affiliations. Sixty-eight socialists were enumerated, also three progressives. The only party to hold more women than men was' the prohibition group which had 20 women and 14 men. TO MEET TUESDAY The Professional Business Women's club will meet at the home of Mrs. Eva Nicholls, Eighth and Ellsworth streets, at 7:30 p. m. Tuesday. The program will be arranged by the educational com mittee, headed ty Mrs. Mary Van del. Mrs. Daniel Freeman will speak on the program, and the high school girl's trio will furnish the music. From the Headlines By Deacon Richmond "Fehl Refuses Conditional Release' When a debt is discounted, and the balance is paid, the debt is then settled' and all action itajed, just as fully and :ruly as though made of all wool, t yard-wide pro-position and nad of all-wool. Discounts a r e ? ,ll... r im- l nediate payment when a mer-:hant has bought n large order of crime: and any attempt to make Men's Strength Goes Fast Moose River, N. S., April 20. Three Hundred men worked like mad today in a crumbling, perilous shaft in onelast desperate effort to reach two Toronto mine owners rapidly dying of cold and exposure after more than seven days' imprisonment 141 feet beneath the surface. There still was probably 30 feet of rock to penetrate. At 10:30 a. m., however, Dr. D. A. Robertson, talking to his wife, was more hopeful and said they could hang on 10 to 12 hours or perhaps longer. Tears streaming down her face, her voice choked by torturing fears and hopes, Mrs. Robertson spoke into the microphone. "Eddie. Eddie, they're coming. "It's Pauline. We're coming. Hold on darling." "You bet. dear." the doclor replied, trying to calm her. "We're all right. If they can get a fellow here in 10 or 12 hours or even longer, we'll be okay." Hot brandy and concentrated soup, lowered in tubes trfoligh the 19:15 a. m.. they were tremendously cheered by the fact that they could hear the rcccue workers tun- Golden Glow and Minnesota 13 , tlmes onc-s al,owc(J to d seed corn are the varieties being ,a con.tion, wnen a debtor is slow used in the contest The Golden or hccds some protection. somc. Glow- was received from Samue - I ,jmes Bs in prisons, a deduction's son brothers of Brownsville, while anowrd in ,ne ,jmt. to be sc.rved, the Minnesota 13 was again recur- u ,here isn., a cIoud on a man-3 ed from Washington county 4-H prison recurd. ar,d he's alwavs club members. j been KOod and made no disturb- Mikesell states that nine pounds ance but dune as ne should, of seed corn is being distributed to j But regardless of whv the dis-cach contestant this week as re- count is Kiyen, wnen tne baancP commendations have been made js pajdi tnc debtor is shriven and that corn be planted from April :;5 ne owes nothing more, in goods, to May 10 on the sandy soils Mid ' ca5h or time, for the tilings- that irom may iu to may on tr.e heavier soils n to furnishing the bank of Albany will Jit (h rtri7f tn Iho ton In a&lttion to scea cuijj ine oan ui -niumiy wui award in sh prizes to the ten ,w's bought, or in payment for I berg. C; him further pay, by confining hiiwcrrel ' berg. movements at work or in player R H E So-i fj i will work an injustice and make Cleveland . . . 14.2 high scoring exhibitors at the fall him a martyr and the Governor Chicago 5 8 0 rorn show tn bo held in the lobby rnay 'ind that he's "caught a Tar-I Hilt-brand and Pytlak; Kennedy ofgjhehr.nk. JUr" landSewell. movements at work or in playVf i ...ill ...n..t. ini u .,.!'... . tar.

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