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1 FULL LEASED WIRE Cnltod Press ferric fv"' hi . Classified Ads ! Reach nearly 4,000 homes dally, and are eagerly read. If you have any wants they will pay. Telephone 15 Complete Coo-ts. "tite, Nation-tl and World ti,e d4J j, bapprna. Servioi 2, Inn Countj. P The Albany Democ Herald, Vol. LXIX; No. 250 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1936 The Albany Herald, Vol. LXI, No 240 " mmmm - MARBLE POOR FOR BEDS WINS SHARE VIRGINIA JUDGE FINES ZIONCHECK IATHERFORD NEGUS STATES Y DAY ONE fa STATE RES1, CASE AGAINST I! DEALINGS HONOR FRIDAY JUSTICE A .!;; r jm Vaw ag" " J Beds arc as scarce in the State relief funds, so the unemployed stretch out r.nywhere to sleep.' These children of the "hunger march ers" were found napping on the ents sent an ultimatum to Governor Hoffman demanding legislation if m to prov'de relief funds. ANNUAL MAY DAY FETE ON CAMPUS SATURDAY EVENT The annual Albany college May day program will officially open, tomorrow at 12 noon with the YWCA luncheon in the commons of Woodward hall, honoring the royal court. Four other events are included in- tne day s scneoui l Highlights of the day which are expected to draw hundreds of visitors to. tne campus are tne coronation ceremony at 2 p. m. on the east lawns of the campus, Delta Kappa Phi afternoon tea honoring Queen Wilma Dick and her court, tentative baseball game with the Portland unit on Central field, and the all-student body formal dance at 9 p. m., in the Albany Armory. Included on the luncheon pro gram are Miss Isabelle McLeoj as toastmistress, Dr. W. T. Bibb as host. Dr. Wallace Howe Lee, who will lift a toast to tne queen, and Queen Wilma, who will give the response. Musical selections will be given by Miss Blanche Cohen, director of music; the col- lego women s trio; t red jscai, pianist, and Peter Larson, soloist. Coronation ceremonies will start at 2 p. m. from the steps of the administration building, where the roval court will be in proces sion to the collonade. Following the coronation of the queen by John Bryant, prime minister, the program is as follows: selections by the male quartet, proclamation read by the prime minister; installation of the newly elected Erodelphains and Pirate Knights; ifPleaup Turn In 1'airp Twnl OF QUIETEST INHEARS Socialists, Communists State Parades in Good Order RAP HITLER, HEARST Spanish Fascist Killed; Poland Reports Disorders (fly rnllril PrrNM) Labor and left-wing organizations in major Americnn cities held one of the quietest May Day observances on record today. In contrast to violent demon strations in some years past, more than 50,000 socialists and commun ists paraded in New York without a hint of disorder. This was due at least in part to the fact they joined in a "united front" observance, whereas in the past rival fac tions often battled each other. Hitler, Hearst Targets With placards, floats and caricatures, the marchers denounced capitalism and fascism in general and Adolph Hitler and William Randolph Hearst in particular. Red balloons carried by many were lettered "Defend the Soviet Union." Some 1,500 policemen without nightsticks, watched the march. Boston's communist observance was the tamest in years. Other cities reported no disorders. A Fascist adherent was killed in Seville, Spain, and there were scattered disorders in Poland, Thousands Parade San Francisco labor organizations cooperated for the holiday under a May Day conference committee. Their program included a parade, an open air mass meeting in the civic center, and several indoor meetings, .tonight,.. "" Socialists and communists conducted separate parades in Philadelphia. Police expected about 5.000 marchers in each column. Four thousand were expected to march in a St. Louis parade, and Detroit authorities prepared to handle a large crowd. public to blame for high taxes, Declares childs . Taxes are getting so high that it is difficult for people to own real property, members of Kiwanis club were told yesterday by Charles Childs, former representative for Linn county in the Oregon legislature. The tax problem is unpleasant but is not a new one, said Childs. In fact, the Revolutionary war was fought over a principle of taxation, he said, and ever since the time of Washington it has been a perplexing theme. Politicians are for ever taking the stump and prom ising lower taxes, candidates lor office will promise anything. But after election they go the way of all other office holders and continue to run up bills. Not all of the fault lies with office holders, however. The real fault lies with the people themselves, said Childs. Most men in public office are honest and are doing the best they con. But the county court, for instance, is besieged with delegations from various parts of the county asking for money for one purpose or another. Sometimes it is granted. Then they will vote bond issues. Nothing is thought of it until the bill comes in and then a cry is raised. Between 1915 and 1935 the cost of government in Oregon increased 260'. This year delinquent taxes in Oregon amounted to $47,000,000. Recently 804 pieces of property were put up for sale by the Linn county snerui lor DacK taxes amounting to $833,000. These included many houses and lots in irinu Turn to Pie Two) Willey Williamson Dies at Corvallis Corvallis. Mav 1 (Special) Willey A. Williamson, 69. died late Thursday afternoon in the Corvallis General nospiiai oi pneumonia after a short illness. He was born at Salem. June 1, 1866, one of the 11 children Of Phillip n. and Mary Williamson. He moved to Albany with his parents at an early age and was educated in the Albany schools. He married Matilda C. Morgan at Tangent, Feb. 23. 1899. He is survived by: three daughters, Mrs. Stella Fuller of Corval lis. Mrs. George Coon of Port land and Mrs. Marvel Sills of Yak ima, Wash.; two grandchildren. George Fuller of Corvallis, and Betty Jean Sills of YaKima; two brothers, T. B. and G. W. Williamson of Albany. Funeral ritej will be held at the Mayflower chapel, Eighth and Madison streets. Corvallis with the Hol-lingsworth funeral directors in charge, at 2 o'clock Saturday, 'Bad Boy" Speeds, Uses Fighting Words to Officer , Alexandria, Va., May 1. Rep. Marion Zioncheck, honeymooning "bad boy" of congress, was fined $50 and costs today for reckless driving along the Mt. Vernon highway and $10 and costs for "abusive language" to the arresting officer. The Washington democrat did not appear in police court but was represented by Maurice Rosenberg, sitae representative to the Virginia assembly. Police Judge James R. Duncan heard the story of how Zioncheck had used "fighting words" to the officer when he ordered the congressman to pull up to the curb after travelling 62 miles an hour. Rosenberg immediately noted an appeal from the decision and the fines were not paid. Costs of $3 apiece on the two counts were assessed but were not paid either. Duncan ordered . Zioncheck's $200 bond forfeited but it was considered likely it might be reinstated later. . STATE JAILS AGE PENSIONS Portland, Ore., May 1. The state relief committee todav had mailed out $106,507.15 to 5052 individuals approved for the state-government old age assistance payments. The payments were sent to aged indigents in 28 counties. Eight counties have yet to re port their applicants to the committee. They are: Baker, Clackamas, Columbia, Curry. Jackson, Lake, Polk and Yamhill. The state relief committee stressed the point that these pay ments are bona fide checks for which, the entire sum In cash is available and in no case should the recipients take discounts for tne cashing of them: ' Many of the old county old age pension payments were made with warrants which merchants and others would discount for cashing because the money was not always immediately available. These checks are good for the full cash value immediately, the committee said. The payments ran from $2 to the maximum of $30, the average being $20.54. The payments sent out today were for the balance of April assistance due. The entire old age assistance grants for May will be paid about June 1, the committee announced. 5 Would Be Queen Of Strawberry Fair Lebanon, May 1. (Special) Interest is running high in the Lebanon Strawberry Fair, and the activities of the committees in charge are well under way. Lawrence M. Bennett of the queen's committee reports that five of the high schools of the county have already selected candidates for queen of the festival. They are Hetty Filzpatiick of Albany, Ruby Nystiom of Gates, Martha Cook of Harrisburg, Iona Bullis of Halsey and Elva Colbry of Lebanon. Other entries will be announced later. National Credit Chief to Speak L. S. Crowder, general manager of the National Retail Credit asso ciation, will speak at a public meeting in Albany next Tuesday night at the Albany hotel, at a dinner starting at 6:30 o'clock. Mr. Crowder's Albany visit will be one of two he will make that day, the other being at Corvallis Tuesday noon. He is on a tour of the Pacific coast. The visitor will discuss general business conditions in his Albany talk, it was an nounced. AUNT HET BY ROBERT QUILLEN "tltaX't tk lt time I sleep on gj ante coseh or day-bed. I like to Mm tlatc, but I like to have f (ft, in bed with me." . (Coprricht. HSI, Pttblkhan tjniltaf) Q 1 Optometrist Says Accused Declared Akin Knew Too Much PEGGY PROVIDES GUN Waitress Claims Prisoner Threatened Husband With Jail Portland, Ore., May 1. The slate rested its case against Jack. Bernard Justice of Seattle, charged with the first degree murder of W. Frank Akin, former state investigator, today and court adjourned until Monday when Justice was expected to testify in his own behalf. Last witness of importance was Dr. Leo D. Goehring, Seattle, optometrist, who testified he talked to Justice in Seattle late in November, 1933. Akin was slain Nov. 20, 1933. Agent "Bumped Off" Dr. Goehring said Justice told him he had driven overnight from Portland and that a "federal agent" whom he knew had been "bumped off" in Portland. Goehring Quoted Justice as say ing the agent "had been sticking his nose into our affairs too long and got just what was coming to him; he got it between the eyes. Goehring said Justice told him the agent was named Akin. The state built its case prin cipally around the testimony of Peggy Paulos, the Seattle waitress who was acquitted of a charge of the Bremerton mass murders, who testified Justice hired Leo Hall, awaiting death for the Bremerton crime, to kill Akin. , Following her husband, Larry Paulos, to the witness stand. Mrs. Paulos testified -:iihe :provided the gun used in the killing of Akin, November 20, 1933, because justice threatened to send her to prison with her burglar-husband if she refused. She substantiated the story told earlier by her husband that a third person, as yet unnamed by the state, hired Justice for for $1,200 to kill Akin two days before the investigator was to submit a report on Port of Portland affairs to Governor Meier. Mrs. M. B. Craft to Be Buried Saturday Mrs. M. B. Craft, wife of the proprietor of the Craft meat mar ket, died at the Albany General hospital at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, April 20, following a prolonged illness. Mrs. Craft was born in Oregon, February 18, 1863, her parents being Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O. Garland, early pioneers of the state. She had spent all of her life in the state, most, of the time in Linn county. She was married to M. B. Craft May 16, 1880. Beside her husband she is survived by two daughters, Miss Pearlc Craft of Albany and Mrs. Agnes Wright of Portland. A son died when 10 years old. She is also survived by two half sisters, Mrs. J. C Goin of Portland and Mrs. Amanda Plummer of Scio, and three half brothers, G. L. Sutherland and O. B. and Warren Cyrus of Scio. Mrs. Craft was a member of the United Presbyterian church of Albany and widely known as a worthy woman. Funeral services will be held from the Fisher-Braden funeral home Saturday afternoon beginning at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. J. B. Patterson is to officiate. Mrs. C. E. Williamson and Lee Erwin are to sing. The floral committee consists of Mrs. David Froman, Mrs. C. E. Sox, Mrs. John Schultz and Mrs. D. M. Hohrbough. Interment will be made in the Riverside cemetery. The pallbearers selected are Fred Harris, D. H. Hol-loway, Paul Dawson, J. F. Basselt, Commodore Hassler and C. A. 'i'routman. Reserved Tickets Will Be Honored Reserve seat tickets held by local residents and issued at the Albany Symphony orchestra concert when it made its initial appearance will be honored at the orchestra's second appearance as the opening evening of music week at Albany next Sunday, officers of the organization announced todays The Sunday concert will take place at 3 p. m. in the Albany rmory. Further plans for music week will be announced tomorrow. jr9t SLIGHTLY DAMAGED Firemen were called today to the home of Arch Pepper, 1317 Salem -yad. to extinguish a roof blaze Vriich caftsed but 5isht Selassie Declares Fight to Continue Until Bitter End- ARMY NEARS CAPITAL Motorized Columns Push Along Over Trails, Rising Streams Addis Ababa, May 1. Emper or Haile Selassie, with Italian forces at the gates of his capital. proclaimed late today that ha would resist the Italian invaders to the last, although forced to abandon Addis Ababa. - The emperor said direct peace negotiations with the Italians are out of the question and that he would negotiate only through the League of Nations. Receiving the press just before the departure of 5,000 men of the imperial guard for the hills, Haile Selassie said his abandonment o Addis Ababa under pressure is not significant and that a new seat of government would be established farther to the south. Columns Push On Rome, May 1. Italy's motorized columns, rumbling over mountain trails and through torrents swelled by ralris, advanced even nearer to Addis Ababa today, while over every mile of Italy from the Alps to Sicily men women and children waited lor the flash that the capital . had fallen. - ' Frequent reports spread that the city had been entered. : Marshal Pietro Badoglio, how ever, in his communique today. told oi calculated progress ol great military force moving alontf roughly parallel mountain roads and trails toward the capital. -One column occupied Debra Sina, 77 Mi miles from - Addis Ababa, on the Dessye-Ankober- Addis Ababa road, and continued on to take the dominating peak: of Tcrnaber, 10,824 feet high, five miles farther on. Another forded the Gadula tor rent, 62 miles from the city, on the road running to the west oC the Ankober road. But these official reports were necessarily many miles behind the clanking columns of fortresses on wheels which were threading the twisting roads m the highlands. Badoglio's communique of today covered only operations up to yesterday. BAPTISTS TO HOLD; STATE CONVENTION HERE MAY 12 TO 14 The first state Baptist church convention held in Albany for 30 years is scheduled to convene here May 12-14 with several hundred delegates, visitors and ministers in attendance. Dr. F. W. Starring, state secretary of the group, waa in Albany this week to confer with, the local pastor, Rev. Elmer Junker, and church officials on preliminary plans for the convention. In addition to the regular session a large delegation of girls oC the World Wide Guild will attend and-hold a separate meeting. .A number of important problems confronting the church are to bu on the program for discussion by the leaders in the state. With the exception of two banquets to be served under the auspices of the local church, the visi itors will be entertained at the local hotels and eating places. This plan is in compliance with a vote taken five years ago that the church where the convention is held is not to be responsible for entertainment. However, this may not be followed out strictly it is said. Produce Firm to , . Get New Building Work will start Monday on a building 30 by 102 feet facing Water street between Ferry and Washington, to house the new machinery department of the Shook Produce Co. The Hammond Lumber company, owners of the property, are building the addition and will also remodel the present quarters of the Shook Produce Co, . The new building will be of frame construction with galvanized iron siding and will be ready for use within three weeks. The Shook Produce Co. has taken the agency for the McCormick-Deering line of farm implements and tractors of the International Harvester Co. A small line of parts has been received, but upon completion of the new quarters a full line of parts will be installed and a parts service man will be in charge. A salesman has aU ready been employed, Howard Declares Albany Man Was Credit to Entire State TABLET IS UNVEILED May Day Program Staged as Part Dedicatory Ceremonies To J. K. Weutherfoi'd, late pio neer member of the Albany school board and of the Oregon State col lege board of regents, belongs much of the credit for Oregon's and Albany's progress along edu cational lines, C. A. Howard, state superintendent of public instruction ,told an audience of 1000 men, women and children at Takenah park today. Mr. Howard was the principal speaker at the dedication of a memorial tablet to the memory of Mr. Weatherford. His talk re. viewed the life of Mr. Weather-ford, with whom he was inti mately acquainted, and included his tribute to the distinguished Al bany citizen. Poem Repeated The ceremonies were preceded by Albany high school band selections under the direction of Loren Luper; May pole dances by children of the lower grudes; the recitation of "Woodman Spare That Tree," by Mrs. Orah Harkness Buhl, Mr. Howard's talk, and a prayer by Rev. R. A. Buchanan. Mrs. Buhl recalled that as a small girl she recited the same poem which she repeated today, on Arbor day. In 1893 when the Weatherford spruce tree which now rises to the memory of Mr. Weatherford and which annually symbolizes Christmas al Albany, was planted; ;v:v '- Near the foot of this tree now stands the monumental rock whose dedication was the occasion for today's ceremonies. Tablet Unveiled The final event of the program today was the unveiling of the tablet which will be placed on the stone. Mrs. R. L. Burkhart, president of the Albany Garden club, unveiled the plaque. The stone was secured through the assistance of the county court in the Mountain Home district, near Sodavllle. It is of ever-enduring basalt. The Garden Club effected placement of the stone and the plaque. This club and the schools co-operated in providing the ceremonial program. Rex Putnam, city superintendent of schools, presided. MYRON WILLARD TO BE ORDAINED ON SUNDAY NIGHT Ordination services which will embark Myron Willard of Albany into the ministry of the Church of Christ as a singing evangelist, in which work he has been engaged during his preparatory career, will be held Sunday evening at 7:30 in the local Church of Christ it was announced today by Rev. virgii i. naiuig, pastor. According to Rev. Halbig this will be a historical event in the history of the local church, inas much as no such ceremony has taken place here in many years if ever before. According to the program Rev. Rex Dallas, until recently pastor of the local church, will officiate at the ordination, and the North west Christian college team will conduct both morning and evening services. Linden Lcavitt, official of the school, and member of the team will speak at both services. Other members of the team are Ed Dyer, a tenor singer , and Willard himself. Dyer and Willard wil participate in the service by singing three special songs in the morning and by presenting a 30- minute sacred concert in the evening, when Mr. Lcavitt will preach. The concert will include solos, duets and readings. The ordination rites will be conducted by Rev. Dallas as the concluding portion of this service. Willard is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Willard, 427 East Sixth street, Albany, and a native of Harrisburg. He attended the local elementary and high schools, participating actively in musical and student enterprises. Following his graduation from high school in 1933 he continued his education at the Northwest Bible college at Eugene. As a singer, both in solo work and with evangelistic teams, Willard has won widespread recognition, both locally and elsewhere. He has participated in many evangelistic meetings. GRANGE PLANS MEETA'G Announcement was madeoday that Kau mount grange will hold its regular monthly meeting Saturday at 8:30 p. m., following a hot dish dinner which will be served at 7 p. m. Suit filed by Mrs. Elizabeth C. Witherspoon, above, former stage actress who claims she is the natural daughter of William H. Yawkey, for a share In the late lumberman's $40.-000,000 estate, is reported to have been settled for' $250,-OilO. Mrs. Witherspoon is said to have left Detroit for Hollywood, tn enter the films. NAVY BILL DUE TO PASS TODAY Washington. May 1. A charge that the administration allegedly used navy officials to further requests for two 35,000 ton battleships was made today on the house floor by Rep. J. William Ditter. R., Pa. Ditter. member of the house an-propriations sub-committee handling the record breaking $531,000,-000 navy supply bill, asserted the subcommittee had added a pro visional clause to the bill for con struction of two battleships', ultimately costing a total of $102,-000,000 "not as a result of any tes timony but at the request of the administrat m through the naval establishment." His reference was to a letter Monday signed by Admiral William H. Standley, acting secretary of navy, to the sub-committee. Shortly after receipt ofthe letter in sub-committee agreed to write in i the provision for the two battle ships. His attack on the administration came near the close of the general debate on the bill. Leaders hoped I he measure might be passed before adjournment today. Mrs. Mary Lough Dies at Crabtree Mrs. Mary Jane Lough. 77, who died at her home at Crabtree yesterday, will be buried Monday, following funeral services at the Albany Mpnnonite church at 2 p. m. Mrs. Lnugh was born September 15, 1859, in Frankling, W. Va. She moved to Washington in 1903 and to Oregon in 1907. She was married to N. W. Lough March 9. 1885. He, four children, 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren survive. The children are A. F. Lough, Lebanon; W. B. Lough. Albany; Mrs. M. J. Osborn. Neppel, Wash., and Mrs. M. M. Bailey. Albany. . The body is at the Fisher-Braden funeral home. From the Headlines By Deacon Richmond "Jay-walker Killed by Motorist" We talk a lot about the folks who should be taught to drive, in order that the re.,t of us can all remain alive; but there's another s u b j e c t that should have a bit of talk, for thou-sans of pedestrians have never learned to walk. Oh! They can stand upon their legs and move about with speed; but. of how and where and when they go. they seem to give no heed. They'll dart right out between parked cars, without a look around; or saunter, midway of the block, as though they owned the ground. Their minds are on far distant fields, when in the thick of traffic, and it isn't any wonder that their look is so seraphic, for they're standing righ at Heaven's door, if that is where they're going. Perhaps that's what they're thinking of. there is no way of kmgjng. The traffic toll is terrible and raui-es lots of talk; but it could be reduced a lot. by teaching folks to walk. House at Trenton as New Jersey encamped in the legislative halls hard marble stairs as their par FIRST FUNDS FREED Release of $31,473.74 to dOpos itois in the First National bank, now in process of liquidation, will take place next Tuesday, it was announced today by c. c. Bryant, receiver, following rceeipt of the dividend payment by him from the comptroller of currency. This will constitute a seven per cent dividend, Mr. Bryant said, and will bring to 47 per cent the total of diivdend payments since the bank went into liquidation. The total of claims is $449,-642.89, of which $211,401,19 will have been paid when the coming dividend is dispersed. The last previous dividend .payment was made in April, 1935. Mr. Bryant said that claimants toust present their receiver's certificates when they call at his office in the First National bank building for their dividends Tuesday or thereafter. TODAY'S SCORES American Chicago 2 7 3 New York ....... 3 r 0 1 Dickey. Cleveland 0 7 0 Boston 6 10 0 WOMEN PLAN SALE Members of the Albany Town-send club auxiliary today announced they will conduct a food sale in the Dooley brothers' store Saturday. The financial background of the old age movement was divulged i following disclosures of on alleged i political deal by which Dr. Fran-i ces E. Townsend, founded of the plan, was offered $12,000.00 to .swing the support of his followers Una California gubernatorial elec-! tion. . o , ! E. C. Tbmlinson, Los Angeles i engineer and self-styled "build-I up" man for the pension plan i leader, disclosed that the $12,000 offer was made on behalf of Gov. I Frank F. Merriam by unnamed i backers. Merriam was running j against Upton Sinclair at the time ! in the hotly contested 1934 clec-j tions. The engineer said he had known Townsend for 28 years, both here l and in South Dwkota. He testified ; he was hired in 1934 to "build up" I Dr. Townsend with "selling qual ities ne didn t have. "In other words,' observed Rep. Gavagan, "you were trying to set up a phantom man, a kind of diety I wunout oenent oi the beatitudes i of diety." 1 "Yes that's it," agreed Tomlin-! son. 1 The engineer said that Dr. i Townsend was in modest circumstances at the time the old age ' movement started and was unable at one time even to pay his gas bill. ' "His wife was nursing to pay i the family expenses,' Tomlinson said. i Within less than five months, he testified, the physician had thousands of doll.-iA under his control ' and was offeiVf the $12 (ilifi tn m- fluence the election of a gover-J nor. NATIONAL Townsend Officials Admit Salaries Like Movie Stars Los Angeles, May 1. Commissions rivaling the salaries of movie starts flowed into the hands of Townsend plan officials, a congressional committee recorded today as it adjourned local hearings on the old age pension movement. Edward E. Gordon, Southern California area manager for the Townsend movement, testified that in one month his share of the fortune piled up from the nickels and dimes of the aged amounted to $3,192. The area manager said, however, he did not earn so much every month. The $3,192 commission resulted from especially heavy contributions during December, 1935, when his small territory contributed $25,632.60 in all. Gordon estimated that In a period of nine months, $122,029.43 went into the Los Angeles area office. From that figure Rep. John Gavagan, D., New York, computed Gordon's share was around $15,507 after he paid smaller commissions to other employes. Gordon said that was about right. Asked by Committee Counsel James R. Sullivan how the money was collected. Gordon said he had approximately 300 Townsend clubs in his territory. Each club, he said, averaged 300 members. One of the clubs enforced a monthly quota of 10 cents a member. In addition to this regular income, Gordon testified he and his assistants divided 40 per ocnt of the initaition fee of 25 cents paid by new members. They also made a smaller profit on the sale of the Townsend Weekly, he said. 0

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