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FULL LEASED WIRE United PrH Btnitt TWO SECTIONS TODAY 16 PAGES Complete County, State, Nstion-tl and World News the day It nappene. Serving all Linn Counti. SECTION 1 G! o The Albany Democrat 'aid, Vol. LXIX, No. 257 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1936 The Albany Herald, Vol. LXI No. 247 STRIKE PINCHES mcTipr urn 25 PER CENT OF PWA STAFF FIRED THREE BRIDGES TANGENT AND Tornado, Rains, Snowstorm And Flood Threat Descend On Southwest Rockies Area ter of the area that had been ravaged by dust storms, failed to benefit from the heavy rains that extended into the Kansas and Oklahoma areas. Farmers in the wheat bell said the moisture was too Into to be of much aid in producing a bumper wheat crop, but they expected to offset this loss by planting additional row crops. Garden City, Kans., farmers were jubilant after that section had received the best soaking in 20 months. Rainfall since Sunday totaled 2.17 inches. It was the heaviest fall in any entire month since August, 1933. The worst dust storm of the year Kansas City, Mo., May 9. A tornado, heavy rains, flood threats and a snowstorm brought benefits and damage to the southwest and Rocky Mountain region in the past 24 hours. Farmers in Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas were elated by the gest general rains this spring that gave them hopes of producing good crops. A blizzard lashed southern Colorado and northern New Mexico, blanketing some sections with a 15-inch snowfall. A tornado rinnod throueh the village of Hanna, Okla., and inr i jured more than a score of person, six seriously. Damage was ostit! mated at more than $75,000. j 1 Communication facilities were! disrupted, traffic was halted and streams neared flood stage as a result of the blizzard in Colorado and New Mexico. The Arkansas river in Colorado was running bank full and had washed out at least one bridge. Workmen began the task of opening roads and repairing tcle-i graph and telephone lines in the area around Trinidad, Colo., and Raton, N. M:, where 13 inches of snow had fallen. The Colorado "dust bowl" received its best soaking in six months. Amarillo, Tex., in the cen JUJIIUL IILL GUILTY IIL KILLED Jury Urges Life Sentence Be Pronounced for Convicted Man HIGHERUfS SOUGHT Bain Would Find Parties Who Provided Cash for Murder , Portland. Ore., May B. A jury in circuit court today found Jack Bernard Justice, former Seattle and Portland bootlegger, guilty of murder in the first degree, with a . recommendation for life imprisonment, for the "hired slaying" of W. Frank Akin former investigator for the state of Oregon. The jury received the case at 11 a. m. Thursday. Justice took the verdict calmly and smiled as he was led back to jail by bailiffs. Akin was shot in his apartment here Nov. 20, 1933, shortly after he had acted as an investigator for former Governor J. L. Meier in a sensational investigation into affairs of the Port of Portland. Seek Higher-L'ps For many months police suspected his activities in that investigation might have caused his death but with the "breaking" of tile Bremerton mass murders, I Peggy and-Larry Paulos of Seattle; AN Hindenburg Completes Long Hop to U.S. Under 62 Hours By Webb Miller Aboard Airship Hindenburg above Lakehurst, N. J., May 9. With 105 others I reached the airdrome here today after a flight of 61 hours 50 minutes across the Atlantic in the "flying hotel," the super-Zeppelin Hindenburg in itialing the first mail, passengers and freight service in history across the North Atlantic. I he passengers numbered 50. i The starting point ot the night was in. mid-Europe, 481 - out to opon sea with 3,000 nee state witnesses in the conviction of Leo Hall for the slaying of six persons at Erlands' Point, also cast the finger of suspicion at Justice and Hall for the Akin slaying. It was the state's theory that Justice, acting for other perosns. hire'd Hall to kill Akin. Larry Paulos testified that Justice had . previously hired him to "beat up" Akin. Peggy Paulos, gave testimony tending to trace a gun to Justice and Hall in the middle of November, 1933, and claimed she talked to both Hall Justice about the slaying both before and after. District Attorney James Bain announced today the state would immediately go after the "higher ups" who are believed to have put up the $1200 with which Justice was said to have "hired a killing." GETS i 60 YEARS IN FEDERAL PEN Prisoner Pleads Guilty After 36 Hours -of Grilling x REFUSES ATTORNEY, Long-Hunted Snatcher Meek as He Faces Long Term Tacoma. Wash., May O.Ono hour after he pleaded guilyt-. to kidnaping George Weyerhaeuser, William Mahan was taken to McNeil Island federal prison under heavy guard to start serving 60 years for his crime. Tacoma, Wash., May 9. William ' Mahan, for a short time "public cenmy No. 1" today pleaded guilty to charges of extortion and kidnaping in connection with the kidnaping, a year ago, of George Hunt Weyerhaeuser, 9-year old scion of a northwest lumber family. Mahan spoke In a voice scarcely audible. Without wasting a moment, Federal Judge E. E. Cushman sentenced the man who had eluded federal, state and city police for a year to serve 60 years in prison on each of the two counts, tho sentences to run concurrently. Family Not Present None of the Weyerhaeuser family was among the 150 spectators in the court room. Members of the family would make no. comment on the Mahan sentence, which, except for the recovery of about $60,-000 more of the ransom money, closed the pages of the Weyerhaeuser case. -' Mahan was captured In San Francisco by federal bureau of investigation Thursday, . without a struggle. "" " The sentence today cleared up the northwest's worst crime and (Pleiue Turn to Pane Thre) EIGHT MEETINGS CALLED FOR SOIL SAVING PROGRAM Final arrangements for the eight soil conservation community meetings to be held May II to 19 inclusive have been completed, according to County Agent Floyd Mullen. , At these meetings farmers interested will be informed as to i the terms of the program and its benefits, if they have not already been instructed, and will sign work sheets. No meetings will be held ot Tangent and Crabtrce or Albany, but farmers residing in those districts will secure their information and sign work sheets at the county agent's office in Albany, Mullen said. The community or district meetings will be attended cither by Mullen or O. E. Mikcscll, federal . emergency assistant. , Instructions for filling out work sheets and explanations of tho program have been prepared in mimeograph form by the county agent for distribution at tho meetings. These meetings will be held as follows: Lyons, I. O. O. F. hall. May 11 at 2 p. m.; Sweet Home school gymnasium May 12 at 2 p. m.; Shcdd school gymnasium May 13 at 2 p. m.; Harrisburg city hall May 14 at 2 p. m.; Halsey city hall May 15 at 2 p. m.; Scio city hall May 16 at 1:30 p. m.; Brownsville city hall May 18 at 8 p. m.; Lebanon city hall May 19 at 8 p. m. : Woman Is Slain In Y.W.C.A. Hotel Chicago, May 9. Mrs. Lillian Guild, 55, a widow, was found slain and possibly criminally assaulted today in the Y. W. C. A. hotel. Mrs. Guild's body was lying" nude on the floor of her room, a ' blood-soaked pillow over the face. Nearby was a red kimono, also covered with blood. V , ' AUTOMOBILES COLLIDE Automobiles driven by Wilbur Kcnncll, R. F. D. No. 1, and Mrs. Charles Weiss. R. F. D. No. 2, Al I bany collided yesterday at Second n'and Railroad streets, according to tion todaj; No great damage was 1 reported, Tior was anyone injured. i.n.E.naE.i' iu net Marriage licenses have been issued to Charles M. Fuhrcr, 38, Cottage Grove, and Hazel Bloom, 38, Eugene, and to Donald Green, 25, and Onnlc McKinscy, both of Albany. , LEBANON ATTORNEY HERE Harvey A. Wight, attorney and justice of the peace at Lebanon, was in Albany on business today. Ml PORTLAND MILLS Log Supply Dwindles as Loggers Seek for Pay Boost Porlland. Ore., May 9. Portland sawmills today started feeling the effect of a shut-down of five Col umbia river logging camps last Monday due to a wage dispute. The night shift at West Oregon Lumber Co. was laid off as the log supply dwindled. Portland Lumber Co. reported a 10-day supply of logs in sight and officials predicted that the strike, if continued, would "tie up the whole river. The Eastern and Western mill was pinched for logs and apprehensive that a shut-down might be necessary next week. Inman-Poulscn mill had about five days supply, and Jones Lumber Co. a few days more that that. The strike resulted after the district council of the Sawmill and Timber Workers union last Sunday rejected an offer by logging operators to raise pay five cents an hour. The union reportedly wants control of hiring halls. FOR TAX BILL Washington, May 9. Insurgent democrats of the senate finance committee labored today on a compromise designed to change drastically the administration's proposed tax on undistributed corporate earnings without entirely abandoning the fundamental philosophy of the $803,000,000 revenue bill. ' The committee uprising against the steeply graduated levy intended to force corporations to divide earnings in taxable dividends appeared to be steadily gathering strength, encouraged from republican sources by Sen. James Couzens' strong denouncement of the measure. ... Admittedly certain modifications will be made and informal conferences this week end of democratic committee members opposing the corporate surplus tax probably will disclose the accuracy of Couzens' assertion that "a large number" are in favor of re-writing that proposal. Testimony of the bill was ended after a week of steady criticism. The committee was scheduled to start executive sessions Monday. Chairman Pat Harrison declared a "satisfactory" bill, increasing the present yield by $337,-000,000 as requested by President Roosevelt and retaining the fundamentals of the house measure, would be reported in about a week. The committee was sharply divided, with half a dozen democrats dissatisfied with the measure. The republican minority of five opposition was strengthened greatly by the vigorous manner in which Couzens condemned the bill as unfair and unreasonable. Memorial Services Planned for May 24 The Albany Ministerial association has voted to hold the annual joint Memorial day services on Sunday morning. May 24, at the First Presbyterian church, it was announced today. Any and all Albany patriotic societies are invited to attend the services on that date, says Dr. Stocker, pastor of the church. From the Headlines By Deacon Richmond "Sunday Is Mrthcrs' Day" One day each year, by special mention, our mother's called to our attention and we each wear a handsome 0fBB"l flower to show r k 1 v o think of her lhat hour: if mother's here -, f il carnations L , ' I and white V 'V m f "r rnc A rr dad us red. e ones, mother's j oeaa. n s not i. enuugn on tnai 'I one'day. to think ! VI IIIUUICI 11I I irTr "Vi away- ano pn a LmIjVa flower in our lapel to show mat we remember well; for mother wonders every day what we are doing, far away, and letters from her girl or boy will fill her lonesome heart with joy. We picture mothers far away from boys and girls, themselves grown gray and busy with their family cares, while age steals on them, unawares. But mothers, who are young and gay, should be remembered on that day ;(hji children should be taught to wear the flower that shows their mother's there and. when thiAarc grown up and (f&iin in irritant lands, away fp"rn home, they'll think of mother, growing (fit) and often will their love be torn. oKwlyS DlEEinWb-rat-,si- CHANGES T y Alsea Span Is Dedicated With Ceremones at Waldport COOS BAY OPENED Martin Says ' Structures to Be Real Assets for Oregon Salem. Ore., May 0. Three of the five $5,000,000 coast highway bridges were open to traffic today as the state highway commission proudly neared completion of its greatest program of bridge construction in its 20 yeurs of existence. Mrs. Charles II. Martin, Oregon's "first lady," was to break a bottle of Alsea bay water over a pylon of the Waldport span this afternoon to dedicate it as a link in the 400-mile coast highway. The more than a mile long Coos Bay bridge was to be opened at 3 p. m., but will not be formally dedicated unill the first week-end in June. The Siuslaw river bridge was placed in use last month and will be dedicated in two weeks. Bridges Ileal Asset At Reedsport, the Umpqua river bridge will be open July 1, and at Newport, the Yaquina bay structure will be completed by Sept. 1. Only notable not in attendance at Waldport was C. B. McCullough, who designed the five spans. McCullough is now in Central America on a year's leave of absence as Oregon's bridge engineer. "The completion of these five fine bridges across the bays and tidal estuaries of the Oregon coast mark a milestone in our progress," the governor said at the Waldport dedication. . . , ... "They should be an inspiration to our children and commend the courage and farsightedness of their fathers. The Oregon Coast highway bridges are a real economic asset to this state. "The coast highway is one of the greatest scenic roads of America, if indeed this spectacular drive along the wild, rugged coast of Oregon is equalled anywhere on earth. A total of $25,250,000 have now been expended for the building of the 394 miles of this famous highway," STATE OF SIEGE RULES SALONIKA TOBACCO STRIKE Salonica, Greece, May 9. A state of siege was declared today as the tobacco strike which has resulted in 15 deaths and more than a hundred wounded developed into a general strike affecting workers of every kind. The afternoon paper Vradyni published an extra saying that 30 had been killed and 200 wounded in disorders growing out of the strike. Machine guns were placed at strategic points throughout this port city of 100,000. Strong detachments of troops, cavalry and tanks patroled the streets. Groziani's Army Reaches Diredawa Rome, May 9. The Italian southern army, under command of Gen. Rodolfo Graziani. has reached Diredawa, mid-control point of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railroad and objective for months of the drive from Italian Somali-land, it was reported authoritatively today. This means Italy has reached her two military goals In Ethiopia Diredawa and Addis Ababa. AUNT HET BY ROBERT QUILLEN "Sue might as well quit thattjfc mcaicinr. i lie oniy uung aoout her thals lyo. acid Is her disposition, isjy medicine won't help lhat." (Copjrlfht, 1111, PublUh.n SmdleaU) NOW GARR TRAFF C si i RIVERSIDE ARE Community Music Event Attracts Crowd at Armory CHOIR EVENT IS SET Methodist Church to Be Scene of Concert Sunday at 3 Tangent and Riverside talent was adjudged best appearing at the Albany armory last night on the occasion of the grange and community night feature of MVi-sic week observance here. Tangent won by default, inasmuch as it was the only competitor in the class reserved for towns, while Riverside and- Kingston placed first and second respectively in community competition. Judges of the event were Mrs. H. L. Checseman, representing Riverside; Clem Crane, representing Kingston; Tom Jackson, representing Lake Creek and Mrs. Pierce Jenks, representing Tangent. Committee Named The contest took place before an audience of more than 000 persons. Competing also were Lake Creek and Oakvillo. At the conclusion of the program a committee was selected to plan for a similar entertainment in connection with next year's Music week observance. This committee is composed of Mrs. Loren Ter-hune, Tangent; Mrs. H. L. Cheese-man. Riverside; O. G. Cnldiron, Lake Creek and Mrs. Elizabeth Truax, Morning Star grange. This committee will act with local committee members. Choirs Will Sing Last, night's contest concluded Music week events in Albany excepting for the. coricort to 'be given by the combined church choirs of Albany at 3 p..m. in the First Methodist church tomorrow. Th choirs are to meet in the church basement at 2:30. From the program published yesterday was omitted mention of the Christian church choir, directed by Linden Launcr. This choir will sing "Meditation," by Brhams, as its contribution to the program. This concert will be followed by a Mothers' Day tea. to be conducted in the Veterans' Memorial hall bv the local American Legion auxiliary. 30 CANDIDATES ARE HEARD AT CHURCH BROTHERHOOD MEET The regular meeting and perhaps the last for the season of the local Interchurch Brotherhood was held last evening at the Baptist church. , Approximately 30 candidates for slate and county offices were present and given an opportunity to be heard in two and three minute talks in which each candidate was expected to give his or her views on the moral standards presented by the brotherhood. Rev. Thomas D. Yarnes, pastor ot the Methodist church, explained the relation of the church as an organization and the members as individuals to polical issues and candidates. He staled that the church as an organization favors all that is good in the development of citizenship and clean government and against all that is wrong. The meeting was opened by a song service led by Dr. George J. Kenagy, and prayer by Rev. Elmer Junker. George Richards, president, presided. Candidates or their representatives were present for circuit judge, county judge, county clerk, f Please Turn to I'.Ke Three! Librarian Talks to Camp Fire Girls Members of the Odakanya Campfire girls' group heard Mrs. Ary Neptune, city librarian, as guest speaker at a meeting held in the library auditorium yester day afternoon. Mrs. Neptunes discussion dealt with "being a lady" and "ideals of womanhood," and she develop ed the theme "The King's Daugh ter Is All Glorious Within." Playing of a game and discussion of plans for future activities followed the talk. ACCIDENT W)AU SI M Suit has been filed by the Industrial Accident comiftt.'uai aomsl H. G. Murphy. .'cvgina tutK-ct sioe.SM alleiAlly dm ot the commission from the d$06V ant in fees. ELEVATOR INSTtLllli Elevator service in the tTi si National bank building wa.vjksumed today uprurscompletion oMht in stallation new elevator cagegy UP WINNERS Ickes Issues Order When Construction Funds Are Exhausted Washington. May 9. Public Works Administrator Harold L. Ickes, without funds to continue his PWA construction program, today ordered an immediate 25 per cent slash in administrative personnel. Officials estimated 2.000 workers ranging from engineers and lawyers to federal file clerk would be discharged. Ickes has a staff of some 8,000 workers, 3,000 in PWA headquarters here and 5,000 in state FWA offices throughout the country. Ickes ordered the cut in view of the uncertainty of available funds for continuance of the public works administration. In addition to his PWA force, Ickes has about 2,000 employes in the slum-clearance and low-rent housing division. Officials said the employment cuts would apply to them unless they arc transferred to a U. S. housing authority established by the pending $976,000,000 Wagner housing bill. The measure has not been approved yet by either the senate or the house. The reduction of personnel will apply to all PWA offices here and over the country. RELIEF WAGE Washington. May 9. Congressional supporters of organized labor hailed the prevailing wage amendment to the $2,364,000,000 work-relief deficiency bill today as a forerunner of a federal short-week law. The amendment ordering WPA Administrator Harry . Hopkins to pay prevailing wage rates to approximately 3,000,000 . persons cleared the way in the house for final roll calls and passage of the record peace time appropriation Monday. The only other amendment to the administration measure would prohibit aleins Illegally in the United States from going on relief rolls. House leaders predicted the bill would go to the senate in a form acceptable to President Roosevelt. Rep. William P. Connery, chairman of the house labor committee and author of the 30-hour workweek bill, predicted the prevailing wage amendment would result in industry increasing its wage levels. The change In the bill was accepted by Chairman James J. Buchanan of the house appropriations committee, an administration stal-stalwart, who argued that as long as prevailing wages were being paid in such cities as New York due to organized labor pressure "they should be paid everywhere." Connery predicted the amendment would be accepetd by the senate and written into the new act. The house steamrollered through the relief bill and adjourned today but under an agreement to vote Monday, Civic Groups Get Bids Hear Koehn Letters inviting members to the Veteran's Memorial hall Mondav night have been sent by Ralph Banton, commander and Ralph Coleman, secretary of the American Legion post hero to the Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis service clubs and chamber of commerce. The occasion will be an address by George Koehn, department commander of the Legion, who will give a talk which the Legionnaires say will be of interest to all business men, as well as to tho general public. The meeting is scheduled for 8 o'clock. TODAY'S SCORES American n. Philadelphia ...... ,t 2 New York 3 H. 4 Kelley, Fink and Hayes, Gomez and Dickey. R. Cleveland 3 Detroit 4 II. 6 6. Hilderbrand and Sulivan; Rowc and Cochrane. National R. H. New York 3 7 Philadelphia 5 10 Hubbell, Gumbert, Gablar and Mancuso; Davis and Wilson. Brooklyn 2 12 Jiston o 7 O Cltifl. Brandt and Berres; Mac-ten and Lopez, k'. Louis 4 10 0 Uiie.fa 2 9 0 (10) innings. Parmelee. Walker. and Davis; Warneke, Root, Hen- shaw, Bryant and Hartnett. Cincinnati . 0. . 6 12 Pittsburgh 10 J3 0 Nelson, Brcnnmi, Hllcrtjf and Lombard!; Weaver, Brown, Blan-ton and Padden. Q CHANGE WINS t' 2 was raging in the Garden City section when the rain began falling. Crop conditions in the Smith Center, Kans., area were reported greatly improved and chances were bright for a normal wheat crop. Heavy rain accompanied the tornado lhat struck Hanna. The twister cut a two-block wide, four-block long swath through the town, disrupting electric and telephone service temporarily. Low-lying sections of Hanna and the principal highway wore flooded when Mill Creek at the edge of town overflowed. clothes for dinner. About the only real thrills for passengers (aside from the realization that we were making an historic trans-Atlantic " flight) were: The millions of twinkling lights of Mannheim and Cologne from 1,000 feet altitude; the last sight of the tip of England at Lands End with green fields, red cliffs and white houses shining in the early morning sun; the push miles of ocean and uncertain weather ahead of us; a torrential rain squall. The culminating thrill was the first sight of the American continent at 4:12 a. m. (EDT) when we sighted on our right a long necklace like string ot lights miles long the coast of Long Island. At 4:35 a. m. we came over Long Island and cruised along slowly while the passengers gathered in the dining salon for a light breakfast of sliced sausages, tea and coffee. The sleeping millions a thousand feet below seemed not to be aware of our passage. At reduced speed we cruised past the Empire State building which brought exclamations of wonder from Europeans abroad who had never seen New York. Grocning Succeeds Groening as Prexy Election of officers was held this week at Albany high school with Homer Grocning replacing his brother, Victor, as president of the student body. Victor will be graduated from high school this spring. Other officers elected are: Bob Spencc. vice-president; Evelyn McTimmonds, secretary; Doris Murphy, treasurer; Honita Hogc-vall, Marlon Marks. Mclvin Sten-berg and Blair Warner, yell leaders. Saylor Dawson was elected business manager of the Whirlwind, high school publication, and Mabel Forster was chosen as subscription manager. Trucker Arrested Without PUC Tog Paul Sharp was arrested by Stale Officer Winters today for failing to secure a P. U. C. license for a truck which he was allegedly us-I ing for commercial hauling. According to the officer Sharp had renl0(j the truck from a far- mcr and was using it to haul burls to Portland from the Scio district. The truck bore only the farmer truck' license, entitling the owner to use the vehicle only in hauling his own produce or articles designed for his own use. Accordingly, according to the officer the larmcr's license is susceptible to . ,,, ,,.',,., ,., it, vuLfluuii i j j tut. suLiiiai vl state's office in this case. Bandon Plans Honor For "Ace" M.ther Bandon, Ore., May 9. Bandon today prepared to honor the city's "ace mother" on Sunday. Mrs. William Laub, wife of a Bandon logging operator, has reared 20 orphan children since her own five reached maturity a dozen years ago. At present there are nine children under Mrs. Laub's wing. She operates her own dairy and chicken ranch and cans BOO qWj's of fruits and vegetables eachvear to provide food for them. Mrs. Laub sava she "loves chil- jdren." , from Lakehurst by the route, we took. In the past 10 years I have flown about 150,000 miles in airplanes in America, Europe, Africa and Asia but have never before encountered such satisfactory air transportation, comparative com fort, freedom from noise and vibrations afforded by the Hindenburg. This was my first experience in a lighter than air craft. ' The only difficulty in the flight was convincing yourself that you were flying the Atlantic. Passengers quickly became blase and comforted themselves within a few hours from the start exactly as though they were on shipboard at sea even to putting their shoes outside cabin doors at night for shines and donning evening First Aid Class to Be Formed Monday Organizations of a first aid class at Shcdd (o provide training opportunity for local residents interested particularly in maintaining the high way first aid station there will take place at the Shedd school gymnasium next Monday at 7:30 p. m., Mrs. Ferris White reported today. Mrs. White will conduct the class, which will meet each Monday night. , Preliminary to Monday night's meeting, a first aid team from Albany put on a demonstration at Shedd last night, also under direction of Mrs. White. The group included Merle Long, Earl La Fond and Mrs. Grace Wallace, with Raymond Long as the subject.;; Mrs. While is Linn county Red Cross first aid chairman. The Shcdd first aid station is maintained by the Red Cross. Povillion Will Get N-w D CL.Ki ew KOOT anorriy j I The old pavilion In Bryant park is in readiness for the new roof which is to be placed as soon as the shakes can be hauled out of the mountains, which is expected to be some time the latter part of next week. The old roof has been the removed and oumed on grounds. New Sheeting has been placed where needed. The roof when completed will last for at least 20 years, it is estimated. The frame of the pavilion, which stands on concrete blocks, is said to be as good as new. i The park board and the city i council arc working together in i having the improvement made, i The government is paying for the lbor nd the cit till building notarial. I ttnt wnmit g-sTATK It t Himv tarviving brother. (JeJ tastn ft9(CS y Judge Barrett l ivwij viuv execuior oi ine will oi the late rlora A. Mason. According to the probate petition Miss Mason left an estatjasalued at more than $1000 in and personal property. I i I i MOTHERS' DAY TO BE OBSERVED IN ALBANY CHURCHES In keeping with annual Mothers' Day the various churches of Albany will observe the day tomorrow. The honor of the origin of Mothers' Daybolongs to Miss Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia. Her mother died in May, 1906, and on the following year at that date a memorial service was held. Before the next anniversary, Miss Jarvis had become a missionary of the plan and had interested a number of prominent citizens with whom she had come in contact during the year. State after state took up the idea and in 1913 a resolution of congress adopted the idea. The first proclamation by a president of the United States' was made in 1914, requesting the observance of the day. The badge of Mothers' Day is a red carnation for the living mother and a white carnation for the dead. Wedding Party Is Wrecked; 2 Killed Vancouver, Wash., May 9. A gay wedding party ended today in the death of two persons and the Injury of seven in a threewa automobile crash on the Pacific highway just north of Vancouver The dead were Mr. and Mrs Russell Paul of Vancouver who were to have been witnesses at the wedding of C. R. Jones. Portland, and Mrs. Alice Paul, Portland. In Kelso. SEEK MODIFICATION Salem, Ore., May 9. Piune gYowcrs from southern Lane to northern Washington county today urged modification of the fed-erel sod program to inclue marginal orchard lands at $20 per acre when replaced by soil conserving crops. JUNCTION MAN SUICIDE Eugene. Ore., May 9. E. Ras-mussen. Junction City district farmer, was found dead toda.'o on the co$?.-t house steps, a gun nearby and a bullet wound in his mouth. He had threatened to take his life. Eldon Cady. who recently underwent an operation for the removal of his appendix, was reported to be still in a critical condition at the Albnnv General hospital to- I

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