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mmtti FULL LEASED WIRE Colt Prm ferric Complete ConDty, State. Natloa-tl ind World News the day it happens. Berrin . , Couati. TWO SECTIONS TODAY 10 PAGES SECTION I I : i- S-.-s The Albany Demo -jerold, Vol. LXIX, No. 243 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1936 The Albany Herald,-Vol. LXI, No. 233 Zioncheck Draws Fines for Their Efforts Met With Success ETHIOPEAR FOUNDERS OARP DOCTORS FIND Speed, Contempt; Put in Cell IN FORGED Mi AFTERJATTLE Italians Turn Tide With Reinforcements of Native Troops CAPITAL IN TURMOIL during a brief recess. Was placed in a cell while attaches attempted to iron out legal technicalities which he raised by his shouted protests. Yelled through his cell bars that he would invoke his congressional immunity so he could go back to congress and "represent my Seattle constituency." Previously the Washington congressman had scuffled with a metropolitan police officer who attempted to arrest him, took the officer for a 60-mile-an-hour jaunt around the capitol grounds in his speedy roadster, and finally submitted to arrest with the shout that "a damage suit will result from this." Police Judge Walter E. Casey sentenced Zioncheck on two separate charges. On . the first the speeding offense which started the Washington representative's difficulties lie was ordered to pay a $25 fine. On the second a contempt of court charge resulting from Zioncheck's attempt to walk out on the court the representative was ordered to pay a $20 fine or serve 48 hours in jail. Foreign Military Attaches Leave; Citizens Flee From City Addis Ababa, April 23. Ethiopian forces in the east, making a desperate last stand against the advancing Italians, were forced to retire after three days of fierce fighting, Ras Nassibu reported to j the government today. Ras Nassibu, commanding the forces trying to protect the strategic railroad center of Harar, reported that there were 3,000 cas- unities on both sides in the fighting between Sasa Baneh and Dan-ena, which is 105 miles south of Harar. - Capital in Confusion News of the Ethiopian retreat there added to the confusion of people here and heightened their conviction that the break up of the empire was close at hand. Merchants, foreigners and many natives were fleeing the city. Ras Nassibu said that his forces In constant danger of being trapped beneath tons of rock, workmen timbered one of the shafts by means of which they rescued Dr. D. days, 141 feet below the surface in attacked the Italians' positions around Sasa Baneh and drove them' back in three days of hand-to-hand fighting. Then, he informed the government, the Italians moved up contingents of Lybian and Somali troops and the Ethiopians were forced to retire toward Danena. Attaches Leave In the country north of Dessye bandits ran wild. Warriors in the shattered armies of defeated chieftains roamed in tattered gar- . mcnts, deaUtutpM.fjUutttighv: the mountains and plains, many of them with machine gun or shrapnel wounds festering in them. The Belgian military mission which advised the emperor on his strategy and tactics has left for the coast. Capt. John Meade, military attache of the American legation, and John C. Robinson, Chicago negro, the emperor's star aviator since the beginning of the war, left for Djibouti, French So-maliland. The Netherlands Red Cross unit, which has done heroic work at the front, received orders from home to leave May 1. T L Clements Admits Larger Amounts Shared by u Him, Townsend NEWSPAPER PAYS WELL Investigators Plan; for Public Hearings in v: Los Angeles ' " Washington, April 23. Robert E. Clements, former secretary treasurer of the Townsend mov-ment, admitted to the house old- , age pension Investigating commit- ' tee today that he and Dr. F. E. Townsend, co-founder of the $200-r a-month pension plan,' had drawn in the neighborhod ' of ; $130,000) from the organization . '' Clements testified that the Old-Agc Revolving Pensions, Ltd., the movement's official organization) and the Prosperity Publishing Co., publisher of the Townsend Week' ly, had been started" on a few hundred dollars in late 1933. He said the payments they - received covered salaries, dividends, expenses and living costs. Paper Pays Well He said that his own payments' from both organizations , durimj the period until he left the organ-' ization April 1, 1936, totalled $77,-800. He said that Dr. Townsend drew an equal share in salaries and payments from both organizations. , , Clements' total, he explained, included a $25,000 dividend in 193tJ from the Prosperity Publishing Co. Townsend drew a like sum. except that he turned over his share to Clements to purchase tho. Prosperity Publishing Co. for his own interest. .,;.. V Los Angeles, April . 23. Reluctance Of certain witnesses to testify has forced a congressional ' subcommittee investigating the Town-v send movement to call, a series of public hearings. Rep. Joseph -A. Gavagan, D., New York, disclosed today. The hearings will start either Monday or Tuesday in the federal . ; building here, he said. "We have been forced to call public hearings here because of tho ' reluctance of certain witnesses to give us voluntary statements on the Townsend organization," tha congressman said. V "Because we cannot get the Information voluntarily, wc are resorting to subpoenas and enforced testimony." LEADERS HOPEFUL CONGRESS TO QUIT JUNE 6 UNLESS- Washington, April 23. Congressional leaders today tentative ly wrote down June 6 as a likely adjournment date but hastily; added the postcripf. ' ; "Dependent upon whut the supreme court rules in the Guffey case." ' ':' There is nothing on the present legislative schedule, house ana senate spokesmen agreed, which should interfere seriously" with tho desire of members to adjourn in time to attend the national party conventions. " ! The verdict of the supreme couvb on the Guffey coal control act may twist these forecasts askew, however. The decision may coma next Monday. TODAY'S SCORES American i R. H. E, Chicago 0 7 . I Cleveland 6 10 0 Whitehead, Phelps, Wyatt and Scwcll, Shea; Allen and Pytlak. R. H. E.1 Boston 1 3 3 Philadelphia 9 10 1 W. Ferrell, Henry and R. Ferrell, G. Dickey; Kelley and Hayes. ,.,'., National Philadelphia 5 9 ' Boston v.. 3 ' 6 vl; Walters, Johnson, and ' Wilson; Brown, Cantwell and Lopez. R. H. E. Pittsburgh 1 61 Chicago 2 9 1 Birkofer and Padcn; French and Hartnett. ? ' Candidates Asked to Brotherhood Meeting : I :i All candidates seeking nominations in the May primary election are invited to attend a meeting of the Interchurch Brotherhood to be. held Friday night at 8 o'clock in the Albany Baptist church, it was. announced today. The public is Invited to attend the meeting. , ; USD PROBERS i are pictured as they frantically A. Robertson and Alfred Scadding, a mine near Moose River, N. S F-D REQUESTS Washington. April 23. President Roosevelt has submitted to congress a request for $460,800,-000 to finance the social security system of old age pensions and unemployment insurance, it was learned today. The president in his communi cation which was referred to the house appropriations committee, recalled that when he submitted his budget message "there had not been sufficient, time to plan the organization and methods required, to permit including estimates", for the security board. The requested appropriation will be included in the deficiency bill carrying the $1,500,000,000 work relief fund. The breakdown for the social security expenditure, as detailed by the president: $265,000,000 for the old age reserve account. $23,000,000 for salaries and expenses of the social security board. $85,000,000 for grants to states for old age assistance. $29,000,000 for grants to states for unemployment insurance administration. $35,000,000 for grants to states for dependent children aid. $8,000,000 for grants to states for blind aid. $15,800,000 for wage records, social security board. Junior Band Benefit Play to Be Tonight A benefit play sponsored by the junior 5cliool band will be presented tonight at the high school auditotriuin at 7:30. Proceeds from the play, a three-act production. "An Old Fashioned Mother," will be used to buy uniforms for the band. Besides the play, musical numbers will be offered with the junior band playing several selections and the high school trio furnishing music between the act. Loren Luper wil ldirect the band. SEND TWO MORE TO CC'C Two more Linn county youths were sent yesterday to the Cas-cadia CC'C' camp to fill vacancies left by failure of other counties to enlist their full quotas of recruits, according to Caroline Doo-little, Linn county relief committee secretary, through whose office the recruits were secured. AUNTHET BY ROBERT QUILLEN "I'm sorry women have quit cryin'. A woman has got to relieve her spirit some way; and if she don't cry, she'll swear." (Coprriibt, 195, Publuhen ImdlaM) SECURITY FUND mi Washington, April 23. Rep. Marion Zioncheck, D., Wash, scuffled with police today, argued with a judge, spent two hours in a jail cell and finally went back to the capitol after payment of $45 in fines arising from a- speeding charge. Washington, April 23. Irrepressible Rep. Marion A. Zioncheck, D., Wash., was fined $25 today in a speeding charge, and was sentenced to pay a $20 fine or serve 48 hours in jail for disturbing Washington traffic court during his trial. The Washington congressman was unable to produce the fine, and was led back to a cell where a few minutes previously he had shouted that his congressional immunity was being violated. The sentence came when police, after a hand-to-hand scuffle, finally managed to take the congressman to court, where he: Pleaded guilty charges of speeding 70 miles an hour. Protested against the technical form of his speeding ticket. Attempted to walk out of court RELIEF ATTACK GATHERS SPEED Washington, April 23. The con gressional attack on the new deal work relief administration eath- ered speed today with demand for dispatch to congress of an allegedly suppressed report by Gen. Hugh S. Johnson bitterly criticizing the WPA. Charging that WPA Administrator Harry L. Hopkins had "suppressed" a copy of a report from the former NRA administrator, Rep. Clarence McLeod, R., Mich., announced introduction of a resolution for the report to be sent to congress. McLeod said the report dealt at length with use of relief funds. "It has been a matter of common knowledge all along' McLeod said in a statement, "that the entire system's foundation was flim-sily constructed on the tainted and feted corruption of the spoils system. "Through the press we have learned of facts and scandals which show some basic causes for the honest criticism the new deal is so desperately trying to suppress. "Hiding facts will not correct mistakes. Neither will it prevent further waste of the people's money." The Johnson report presumably was the one revealed recently as assailing the WPA for red tape and lack of worthwhile projects. Johnson wrote it after he had been administrator for WPA in New York City, but it was never released by Hookins' office. Recently, when it was disclosed, Hopkins office said there had been no attempt to suppress it. Card Room at Mill City Loses, Cash, Fags Sheriff Shelton was called to Mill City this week to investigate the theft of a slot machine containing $40 in nickels and of 34! cartons of cigarettes from the E. R. Ellis card room and beer parlor , at Mill City. The robbery is believed to have I taken place Sunday night or early Monday, Sheriff Shelton said. En- i trance was believed to have been j effected via the front door through use of a pass key. the sheriff said. It is believed furthermore, he said, that the robbers escaped with their loot through a rear window, which i was found open. From the Headlines By Deacon Richmond "Fred Steiwer Keynoter of G. O. P. Conclave" When they chose a man to expound the Plan at the G. Or P. convention, they took the best from the west, to quiet all distention. Fred Stei- 8'il wern make, with uu v i iiij ttj r. u , nil excellent k e y-hoter; he'll have tjr .J tne ear, from far and near, of can- '".! If Landon and iti Borah and Knox, too, b gorra. can agree upon a man. it's worthy of mention, for it is my contention, agreement is not in their plan. A native son of Oregon may make the party live and make a race to win the place the People nave to rive. Of the nation's brains, the West contains as much as any section, and this is shown to be well known, by the Party's wise selec-1 tion. So, stejTjby step, the West's brain and pep will gain just! recognition and. by the choice ofi the People's voire, rank well in high position. E Scadding to Be Flown to Halifax Because of Infected Feet PAIR SLEEP LITTLE Robertson, Oldest of Trio, Is Least Affected by Ordeal Moose River, N. S., April 23. The best doctors in eastern Canada strove today to restort; the health of two Toronto men who were snatched from death after being entombed for more than 10 days in a collapsed gold mine. Heroic miners completed their part of the rescue when, after days of feverish tunnelling at the peril of their own lives, they brought Dr. D. E. Robertson and Alfred Scadding out of their prison 141 feet under ground at 12:44 a.m. The rest was up to the doctors. They felt little fear for Robertson. But Scadding's condition was sufficiently serious that they decided he should be flown to Halifax immediately for treatment of his infected feet. Dr. W. E. Gallie of Toronto telephoned Halifax to send a plane at once. Sleep Cut Short The two men, dirty, ,unshaven, so weak they barely could stand up, but still able to smile their thanks to the rescuers, were put to bed in an improvised hospital here shortly after they were brought out of the pit. Cheering and hymn singing of the rejoic ings rescue crews was cut snort so they could sleep. Doctors later reported, however, that the two had slept only about two hours either because of nervous reaction from the 242 hours and 45 irunutea.jpjt, .imprisonment, most of the ' time without food and in total darkness and silence, or because the doctors did not wish them to sleep too long at first for fear of giving Infections (Pleaie Turn to rase Two) MINOR'S MARRIAGE BRINGS DELINQUENCY CHARGE FOR GROOM Dave Porter, 26, Mill City, was arrested there by Sheriff Shelton yesterday for Sheriff McElwain of Lincoln county on a charge ot contributing to the delinquency of Ruth McAulcy, 17, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. James McAuley of Mill City. The Lincoln county sheriff took Porter into custody last night. The Mil City man is accused of illegally marrying the McAuley girl at Couer d'Alene, Idaho, where the ceremony was allegedly performed by Porter's own father, Rev. J. W. Porter, retired Mill City minister, without consent or knowledge of the minor girl's parents. According to the sheriff . young Porter is accused of going to Newport in company with his parents last week and securing the McAulcy gir), who was visiting with friends or relatives there, and of taking the girl to Couer d'Alene in their car. After the ceremony, which took place April 15, Sheriff Shelton learned from Spokane authorities, the Porters and the McAuley girl visited relatives in Spokane until last Monday, when they left for Mill City, arriving there Tuesday shortly after noon. The sheriff went to Mill City upon learning this, arrested young Porter and turned the girl over to her parents. She is scheduled to appear in juvciyle court here Sat-turday on a delinquency hearing. Porter will be tried in circuit court at Toledo. Rev. McAulcy is a Presbyterian minister. Rev. Porter is said to be a Spanish-American war veteran. Nearly 7500 Attend Services on Easter A total of 7,409 people attended the Easter Sunday services, Pastor Virgil Halbig of the Church of Christ announced today after compiling figures from 11 Albany churches. The total included the sunrise services, Bible schools, morning worships, young peoples meetings and evening services. Increased interest and large crowds were reported by Pastor Halbig from the various churches, and many new members were received. The Good Friday services were also well attended, he said. Gratitude was expressed ,to the other ministers in enabling him to compile the statistics. The figures on the services are: sunrise services 110; Bible school 2.068; morning worship 3,263; young peoples' meetings, 403; eve ning services 1,575. INSPECTION SHOWS LOCAL MILK SUPPLY IN GOOD CONDITION Inspection of 25 dairies and three milk plants revealed they were all in good condition, Dairy Inspector William Odenthal stated in a report to the city council last night. At the same time quarterly reports were submitted from the treasurer, recorder and fire chief. Milk furnished to Albany was found free from bacteria in 25 samples given for test to Oregon State college. Also all herds were tested for abortion and tuberculosis, and found free from the diseases. ' Fire Chief Oliver Butts reported loss of only $100 during the first quarter, in which 13 alarms were sounded. Two of them were false. No deaths nor injuries occurred in fires in the period. -Both the treasurer's an&Tcord-er's reports Were read and placed on' file with a cash balance of $10,484.50. The largest expenditure of the quarter was revealed' in the street department where $4,124.02 were necessary for Improvements. A notice for civil service for firemen was referred to the ordinance committe, which expects to report at the next meeting. Action was also taken on the need for gas masks in the fire de partment. Need for the masks was shown in hc recent blaze at the Dooley grocery store, and a com mittee was appointed to investi gate and purchase. Russell Appointed Sweet Home Mayor Sweet Home, April 23. (Special) The town council held a special meeting Tuesday evening, April 20. John Russell, appointed by the council to fill the office of mayor in place of Charles Mc-Cready who did not qualify, presided at the meeting. H. D. Haven, M. J. Nye and W. S. Sankcy reported as a committee who had been investigating the cost of road and street maintenance machinery. They were authorized to purchase the machinery. Saturday was designated by the mayor as the annual "clean up" day for the city. Trucks will be sent along each street to collect the rubbish, which each property owner is asked to have ready, sacked or boxed, to be taken away. Corvallis Pythians Purchase Park Site The Knights of Pythias of Corvallis Valley Lodge No. II, for many years advocates of building a highway and establishing a state park on Mary's peak, have recently taken the first step to ward their goal. A tract of 40 acres has been purchased on the north trail of the mountain where a mountain lodge will be built and other arrangements made to accommodate week-end visitors. The tract bought is covered with a growth of timber and contains a mountain stream and a water fall of about 20 feet. Shirley Celebrates Seventh Anniversary Hollywood. April 23. Golden-haired Shirley Temple greeted her seventh birthday with the exclamation. "I'm growed up now." The child star, filmdom's leading box office attraction, is spending her birthday aniversary opening her birthSay anniversary open-living room of the Temple home at Santa Monica. Among gifts from her family came a "real, live pony" presented her bvher mother, Mrs. George Templer Shirley's brother, Jack, sent a bicycle while an older brother, George, Jr., forwarded a turquoise ring from Arizona. mine owners imprisoned over 10 MELTS 1UIGKLY '. Bend, Ore., April 23. Snow on the summit of Santiam Pass is only five feet deep and is melting rapidly, Deschutes national forest officials reported trjday. C. E. Hein, a ranger from the Sisters forest office, made a trip into the Santiam country yesterday to check on snow conditions. ; The ranger drove about half a mile beyond Blue lake, and then started walking. He found about half the road bare of snow as far Dauthifr-Springs with drifts about three leet at the maximum. At the summit, from Circle Lake trail to Hogg Rock, a distance of a mile, snow lies about five feet deep with no drifts. It is melting rapidly and apparently is not consolidated at all, Hein reported. '1'he road around Hogg Rock is bare in many places. Directors of the Bend chamber of commerce, meeting at noon today, are expected to ask the state highway commission to open Santiam pass, providing a route to Eugene via the Clear Lake road to Belknap Springs. It that is done, the Bend group will not press for immediate action to open McKen-zie pass, where deep snowdrifts still block the roadway through. the lava beds. Salem, Ore., April 23. Slate Highway Engineer R. H. Baldock said today he would have maintenance engineers investigate immediately the cost of opening the Santiam highway. Baldock said opening of- Hogg Pass on the Santiam might be feasible since a U. S. forest road between the Santiam and the Mc-Kcnzio highway at Belknap Springs would provide a Eugene-Bend route. The state highway commission will decide at a special meeting in Portland tomorrow whether to open the Santiam or McKcnzie passes, and on what dates. D'Autremont Drama Is Denied Convicts Salem, Ore., April 23. State penitentiury officials last night refused to allow inmates to hear a radio dramatization of the D'Autremont case, involving three of its most notorius inmates Roy, Ray and Hugh D'Autremont. The prisoners are ordinarily allowed to listen to any radio pro gram they choose, but officials decided the D'Autremont reenuct- ment would "not be good policy." The prison radio system is con trolled from a master set in the of fice, and all prisoners hear the same program through earphones in their cells. The three D'Autremont broth ers are serving life terms for murder in an attempted mail robbery in Jackson county in 1 023. GARBO SAILS Copenhagen, April 23. Greta Garbo, movie star, sailed in the liner Gripsholm from Gothenburg today for the United States, it was said authoritatively. She went direct to her cabin, it was said, and locked herself in. Miss Garbo traveled under the pseudonym of Miss Elin Gust.;Jsson. CARS BUMP J. H. Ross, 57. of 1936 E. Seventh street, reported to police this morning that he backed his car into an unknown person's automobile while parking near the corner of Second and Broadalbin streets. II I BANK CLEARINGS IN NEW YORK REVEAL GAIN 37 PER CENT New York, April 23. A jump of 37.6 per cent in bank clearings in New York City last week plus corresponding gains in clearings in in other major cities bj-ought one of the sharpest advances over a year ago in several months. Dun & Bradstrect, Inc., compilation from 22 leading cities showed total clearings for the week ended April 22 as $6,207,-982,000, a gain of 33.3 per cent over the $4,658,605,000 in the corresponding 1935 week. The total was 1,134,977,000 above the previous week which had shown a loss of 4.7 per cent froin the corresponding 1935 level. " " ' Clearings in New York City totaled $4,159,811,000. Aggregate for centers outside of New York City was $2,048,151,000 or 25.2 per cent greater than the 1935 figures. Wide gains included: Portland, Ore., 33.7 per cent to $29,295,000. FOES OF TAX BILL OPEN BITTER FIGHT IN HOUSE DEBATE Washington, April 23. Republicans and democrats opened the bitterest battle of the session today over the New Deal's proposed $803,000,000 tax bill, providing for drastic revision of the corporate tax structure. Fighting off a wave of Republican criticism of the measure, lanky Rep. Robert L. Doughton, D., N. C opened the administration defense with a declaration that the measure was "fundamentally just." On the republican side, Hep. Allen T. Treadway, R., Mass., ranking minority member of the house ways and means committee, marshalled the opposition forces which contended the measure was "farcical" and emphasized that it had been drafted behind closed doors by the democrats who "must assume full responsibility." Girl Scout Benefit Scheduled Friday A benefit party for the girl scouts' troops sponsored by the American Legion auxiliary will be presented Friday night at 8 in the Veterans' Memorial hall. Entertainment, prizes, and a style show are the features of the party. Poppy posters made by the school children under direction of Mis. Robert Sipe, will be judged and prizes awarded in three classes. Door prizes and prizes for card playing will also be given. At 8:30 the style show will get under way. Miss Elsie Bain and a group from the auxiliary will direct the show. Clothes for all ages will be modelled. Following the show, a group of violin selections by fto'is. l.yle Bain, and songs by Jimmy Jenks, accompanied by Fred Neal, will be presented. BOB DILL TRANSFERRED Robert Dill, who has been manager for the local store of the Western Auto Supply Co.. has been notified of his transfer as manager of the company's store at Everett, Wash. The Everett store leads its division in Washington and the change is in the nature of a merited promotion. Dill has twice been manager of the Albany store and has made n fine record with the company. Many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Dill will regret to learn of their change, fur both have been popular in local business and social circles. The new manager will arrive in Albany this week, BURT AND SALEM YOUNG DEMOCRATS FIGHT OVER PLANS Salem, Ore., April 23. On the eve oi me mtn annual state convention of the Young Democratic League of Oregon, President U. S. Burt, Corvallis, today fired most of the Salem committee members for disagreeing with ' his plans, and a three-day fight seemed assured for the meeting. The Salem Young Democrats said they had "their own plans" for the convention, which will open tomorrow and is expected to bring 200 delegates here. Prominent guests will be Gov. C. Ben Ross of Idaho and Willard Walter, Washington, D. C, assist ant executive secretary of the Young Democratic Clubs of America. . Burt, it was said, wanted to charge more for the banquet and dance, than local committee members had planned, and wanted to dictate the distribution of tickets. He changed the committees for acting without consulting him. Alsea Woman Dies; Autopsy Performed Mrs. Jessie Bowen, 22. of Alsea, died in the city ambulance this-morning en route from the Bridgwater hospital to the Albany General hospital. The body was taken to Corval-lis where, upon request of rela tives through the district attor-1 ncy s oliiee, an autopsy was to be performed this afternon. FOUND GUILTY Joaquin B. Bello, Glendora, immi., was auuuu guiuy oi recK-1 less driving this morning in jus- 1 ticc court and fined $25 and costs ! by Judge Olliver. Bello was in- j volved in an accident with Max Groesbeck. of R. F. D. 3 Albany. yesterday at Sixth and Elm streets, j OBSERVE GOLDEN WEDDING i Brownsville. (Special) Mr.: and Mrs. R. P. Daugherty celebrat- j ed their fiftieth wedding anniversary here Sunday. Nine of their ten children were present and many , friends called during the after-' noon to offer them congratulations.1 91 9 ts)

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