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FULL LEASED WIRE Unite Frw Serrlet Complete finty, State, Nation-ll and W G Newe the day it happt-na. 8 o ( all Linn County. p Classified Ads ' Reach nearly 4,000 homes dally, and are eagerly read. If you have any wants they will pay. Telephone 15 The Albany Dei ;rat-Herald, Vol. LXIX, No. 265 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 19, 1936 Thb Albany Herald, Vol. LXI, No. 255 I CO-DICTATORS "WORLD BY THE TAIL" TEACHER'S PET TOWNSEND COMPROMISE IK .DEEMED 'SABOTAGED' FROM INSIDE fV!'', The designation of 'teachers' pet" usually is anathema to students, but when applied to Liha Arguedas of New York University it is an honor, for she was selected by professors of the School of Commerce as then favorite pupil. She's the daughter of J Arturo Arguedas. Bolivian vice consul, of La Paz, Bolivia. JERSEY S Final plans for the Linn-Benton .Tersev breeders last night in the Oakville community hall, according to Ray Forster, president of the club. The show, which alternates I PLANS READY Ickes Testifies Utilities Tamper With Members of Organization ANTAGONISM OBVIOUS Secretary Speaks . Curtly 'to Questions From Power Lawyer Washington, May 10. Public Works Administrator Harold L. Ickes testified in district supreme court today that there was "clever sabotage" within his own work relief agency. Defending his PWA program of making grants and loans for construction of municipal power plants, Ickes charged that the power interests had sought to hinder his activities by working within his own agency. "I was led to believe that was; clever sabotage within my own organization on power applications," Ickes testified. Because he thought the public utility proposals had not been getting "a fair break in consideration for approval," Ickes said lie ordered all such applications expedited. Court Room Crowded Utility companies contending that PWA'S $200,000,000 publicly-owned electricity program is unconstitutional previously had cited the administration's orders to show nn alleged policy by the New Deal to drive them out of business with lederal funds. Ickes testified before a crowded court room. Five utility companies have united in an effort to have 10 PWA municipal power projects in Ala bama, Iowa, Oklahoma and Texas declared unconstitutional. ,r .. All together," the- New Deal's wnoie municipal power program $200,000,000 in loans and grants for 56 municipal projects would . be affected by the decision. Ickes' antagonism to the power companies was evident in the . short, curt answers he gave to I Raymond Jackson, Cleveland, power company attorney, when I he sought to object to the. cabinet member's testimony, ZIONCHECK LAPS SOUP AT DINNER, BITES CHAUFFEUR Di F. E. Townsend, founder of . the pension plan bearing his name, is shown confeinng with Corner Smith, one ot his chief aides, ...i...,. .i,n,.i' ii,n nn,,,.cinKnl iit'nlio f,f h i mnvemenl . Ah um Wllill li' uu uiwui uiv vviifc,. i-m'u""' r v --i- no,Mnj ii.(Y,in the house iirahers todav. Townsend heard the probers ftf ,4- (V b.CnTnv, n-1'VHliV!;ndA ?lbnyC I aded by Sen. Walter F. George, will be held in the City Auto Park'jj Ga i .va,s, u,nud,, may Ribbons will be awarded to the first, second, third, fourth and fifth nlace winners in each of the fol-jjn lowing classes: females, junior calf, sen)-,- calf, iiinior yearling senior yearling, junior two year old. sen - lor two year old, three year old four, year old. five year old, and over.. and a special class for cows producing 400 pounds of butter fat . ! lhe T ISSUE IS REVIVED BT GUFFEYRULING Labor Leaders Expected to Seek Showdown on Regulation FEAR MINE TROUBLE Wagner Labor Relations Bill Due to Meet Same Fate Washington. Mav 19. Suoremc court invalidation of the uuliey, Coal Control act challenged Presi dent Roosevelt today to coirv the issue of constitutional amendment to the people in the presidential campaign. The decision pointed to ward political and economic con sequences. Labor leaders already were plan ning pressure for a campaign year showdown on constitutional limi tations defined by the courts pro scribing federal regulation of hours, wages, and industrial con ditions generally. Mine Trouble Feared There was talk in the capital to day of possible trouble in the mine fields. Congressional leaders doubted time would permit patching the Uutfey bill at this session. Lawyers believed the court blasted beyond repair the '"Little NRA" theory of federal individual-industry control. There were expressions ot hope, also, that coal-control can be achieved voluntarily. . Scrapping of the Wagner labor relations act on the Guffey precedent was judged to be only a matter of lime. Down with the Guffey uill went most of the hope of those who projected legislation to regulate other individual Industries or who believed a federal 30- hour work week program could be I bomb-proofed against high court attack.--, . - - - - BERRY GROWERS, MERCHANTS ASKED TO PRICE MEETING Grocerymcn of Albany and all farmers who market small fruits here or who are otherwise interested have been called by County Agent Floyd Mullen to meet ut 8 p. m. tomorrow night in the city hull here to discuss a proposed agreement on prices for strawberries, raspberries and other small fruits. The cull was Issued at the behest of the Albany Chamber of Commerce, which is acting as the intermediary agent, looking toward renewal of practices which it was said were advantageously employed last year both at Albany and elsewhere. Under the plan of last year uniform prices were maintained here through announcements by an authorized committee which consulted farmers and merchants before fixing the prevailing prices each day. A similar plan is reported to have been already adopted for this year at Corvallis. Weathcrford Rites Are Held on Monday Funeral rites were held yesterday afternoon in the First Presbyterian church before an audience of several hundred people assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to Mrs. M. Annette Weath-ford, prominent in Albany for more than 50 years and widow of the late Judge J. K. Weathcrford, who was called by death only a few months ago. Dr. M. M. Stocker, pastor of the church, assisted by Dr. Wallace Howe Lee, conducted the services. Mrs. Lyle Bum played violin selections accompanied by Fred Neal on the pipe organ. The ex ceptionally fine floral offerings were in charge of Mrs. K. E. Mason, Mrs. Ketta Davis, Mrs. Alton Coates .and Mrs. Minnetta Austin. Interment was in the family, plot in the Masonic cemetery. The pallbearers were Judge Percy K. Kelly and Rex Duvis of Salem, W. A. Jensen of Corvallis, A. W. llow-erso.x, F. II. Pfeiffer and L. L. Swan of Albany. The Fortmiller funeral directors were in charge. Ash Swole School Homecoming Is Set Homecoming at the historic Ash Swale school house north of Brownsville is to be held on Sunday, June 7 and sponsored by the school and the Ash Swale community club. All former residents "of the community, including school teachers who have taught in the school and students attending are invited. A miscellaneous program and a big basket dinner are to be featured. The public is invited to attend. OUH T OF TAIL HOLD' Writes Clements "Hatful of Money" to Those . U Standing by LETTERS PRODUCED OARP Founder Has Hopes for Start of Third Party Move - 1 Washington, May 19. Dr. Fran cis E. Townsend told the chief lieutenant of his $200-a-month pension drive that "You and t hava the world by the tail on .& downhill pull" and that there would be a hatful of money" for those who stood by the movement, the houi Townsend Inquiry revealed today. Townsend was also revealed, ai calling attention to the "fun" which he said had developed over "the jitters that some of the con gressmen are in" over the Town- send plan. The elderly physician's state ment was culled from a letter he wrote Kobert E. Clements, - his chief lieutenant, describing plans for expansion of the Townsend Weekly, organ of the pension drive. . Seeks Third Party Townsend was also revealed as seeking to establish a "militant" third party in an effort to defeat republican and democratic opponents of the pension scheme.- -' "You and I have the world by the tail on a downhill pull, Earl, if we handle it right," Townsend'a letter read. The physician added that there would be ''a hatful pt money for those who stayed." ' The disclosures were made before a crowded committee room including some forty members pt a Townsend transcontinental caravan. "' ?i4 Prior to introduction of the correspondence, Townsend denied having culled supporter of the pension "old fossils" or starting the drive for motives of "cold cash." Admits Letters His Townsend, his correspondence reveulcd, urged that a national Townsend Weekly be started in Washington "where it is possible to maintuin supervision of both senators and congressmen and lenrn their characteristics and particular leanings." He said he had no doubt that funds to finance the paper would be forthcoming from Townsend-ites. However, if their funds did not suffice, he knew "where the fund could be supplemented." "I do not like the idea, however," Townsend wrote, "of entangling alliances. We have had enough of them." After 'ljwnsend admitted hla authorship, a series of letters he exchanged in 1935 with Clements, resigned secretary-treasurer of the movement, was introduced, Townsend spoke of going to Arizona to "help the people recall their two senators." . ! Townsend wrote that the "only recourse we have" until a third party is formed is to support fuv-orable candidates of the major patties and tidvised Townsendites to enter uctively in congressional campaigns. -.'.H "I still feel a third parly is our only salvation," Townsend told the committee. . The committee brought forth from Townsend, directly and through his letters to Clements: Townsend's belief that he is a (rleut Turn to Pan Two) Seasonal Labor Supply Said Low Despite presence of 2696 persons on active files at the local national re-employment office, the office is having difficulty in supplying labor for seasonal work, Ralph Coleman, re-employment supervisor said today. Coleman reports urgent calls for strawberry pickers and hop trainers, who are asked to report to his office if they want work. He has also calls for woodcutters, tan bark gathers and white fir cutters, he said. Of the registrants, all of whom presumably want work, 2449 are men, including 190 war veterans, and 247 are women. Senator McKey to Address Chamber State Senator Douglas McKay, former mayor of Salem, Is to be the speaker Wednesday noon at hte Albany hotel before the members and visitors of the Albany chamber of commerce. The speaker is known to be a man bf broad vision as to the needs of the s'ate and a fluent speaker. The usual musical program is being omitted in order to give the speaker full time. All members of the chamber of commerce are urged to attend '.he meeting. . ADMITS BOAS ON TAX BILL T Senate Finance Groups Unable to Reach Agreements CONTROVERSY BITTER Interest Said to Center on Provisions for Windfall Tax Washington, May 19. Sharp disagreement on the compromise corporate profits levy provisions in the new tax bill was apparent among members of the senate finance committee today as subgroups began consideration of other portions of the $803,000,000 measure. Proposals for a compromise embodying boosted corporation and income taxes retaining only the fundamental policy of President Roosevelt's original suggestions for forcing corporations to pay out profits in taxable dividends faced bitter controversy. Nothing Settled One well-informed committee member said "nothing is settled i yet," and hinted there might be so much controversy that a final show-down vote on the corporate surplus levy provision would riot be possible when the full commit tee meets secretly again on Wednesday. ; Meanwhile, sub-committees considered modification of the "unjust enrichment" levy and other items in the bill. Interest center ed on the windfall tax group George said the most important rnnsidpintinn was whether a rnn- cern that passed on, say $500,000 processing taxes on cotton, 'shouid be exempted from the windfall tax if the same concern showed a net loss of $500,000 in same commodity for the year, Undel. such conditions, he said, it W(Hlld be difficlllt l0 determine whethcl. thcre was any "unjust enrichment.' SHELTON HAS LEAD IN COMPLIMENTARY PRIMARY BALLOTS Sheriff Herbert Shelton received the highest complimentary vote' of anv candidate on the ballot in the Friday primary election, a checkup of the write-ins by County Clerk Russell has disclosed. The county clerk himself, however, is a close runner-up. The canvass shows that 72 republicans wrote in the name of Sheriff Shelton on their ballots, while 70 democrats did likewise the name of County Clerk Russell. Third on the opposing party popularity list was County Judge Barrett, who received votes on 47 republican ballots, Jess Moss, Sheriff Shelton's rival in the democratic primary received 27 republican votes; County Treasurer Nance was favored by 32 republicans; Coroner E. C. Fisher received 25 democratic votes and Stella Hoover, county recorder, 15. Other republican candidates receiving complimentary democratic votes were: William Risley, 1; D. M. Rohrbough, 3; Marion Arnold, 1; George Billings. 1; Clarence Ingram, 15; R. L, Gilson, 17; Ada K. Pratt, 7; Walter Larsen, 4; W. C. Templeton, 0; Ed. . Holloway, 1; Arch Ray, 1. Other democrats receiving republican complimentary votes were: R. C. Burkhurt, 9; Pierce Jenks, 1; E. E. Munsey. 16; Claude Cox. 3; Glenn Peck, 23; Fay Miller, 6; N. C. Lowe, 12, and H. W. Cooley, 2. ANDRIES RITES HELD Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Andries, a former resident of this section of the state who died in Portland May 13 were held at 10 o'clock yesterday forenoon from the Fortmiller funeral home. Dr. M. M. Stocker officiated. Mrs. Dora Flood was soloist. Interment was made in the city cemetery of Lebanon. The pallbearers were Herbert Reedy, Guy Hood, L. H. Tru-love, D. S. Holloway, G. C. Bray and William Anderson. Mrs. Andries was born in Goldendale. Wash.. June 23. 1883. and had spent her life in Washington, Oregon and California. She came to Portland some two months ago from Long Beach, Cal. Surviving are a daughter. Mrs. Anna Denni-son of Pine Grove. Cal.. and four sons. Robert Andries and William A. Terhune of Long Beach. Cal., Lewis Terhune of San Diego, Cal., and Everett Terhune of Havmond. Wash. A brother, George Hartley, lives at Glcndale, Cal. PROCLAIMS MARITIME DAY Washington. May 19. President Roosevelt today issued a proclamation calling on all citizens to observe May 22 as national maritime day. The date is the anniversary of the sailing of the first steamship, the Savannah, across the Atlantic, ST LL SOUGH p ,,i .i.jj t - road letters in which he claimed to a downhill pull" and that there movement for those who stood by comipmee later. : . , ALLEN, BURT RACE DECISION TO HINGE ON OFFICIAL COUNT Portland, Ore, May 19. With revisions being made in official counts it appeared today that the nomination of Jack E. Allen of Pendleton over U. S. Burt of Corvallis for the democratic candidacy for stale treasurer, would ultimately hinge upon the official canvass by the secretary of state. Upon basis of latest unofficial and official figures available today, and with only three precincts of the state's 1027, missing Allen had a lead of -128 voles. A revision of Umatilla county figures gave Allen 37 more votes and took four away from Hurl. The official Umatilla county vote was Allen 1386, Burt 439. State totals today gave Allen 41,834, and Burt 41,700. 5 Per Cent Margm Allowed Under Law Salem, Ore., May 10. The stale board of control ha no authority to give Oregon manufacturers more than a five per cent differential over out-of-state low bidders on supplies, Attorney-General Van Winkle said today. The five per cent figure is set by law, the attorney-general informed the board, and can bo changed only by the legislature, . George L. Baker, ex-mayor of Portland and manager of the Oregon Manufacturers' Assn., recently has urged the board to accept no out-of-state bids. California, he said, refuses to take bids from Oregon firms. , UNDERGOES OPERATION Word was received here today that Mrs. George Sivers of Albany underwent on operation for appendicitis yesterday at the Emanuel hospital in Portland, and is in a satisfactory condition today. She went to Portland Sunday. Her husband accompanied her. St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, May 10. The St. Thomas Daily News todav criticized Rep. Marion Zion-check, D., Wash., for: 1. Biting Gov. Lawrence W. Cramer's chauffeur. 2. Lapping soup from a plate at a public dinner. 3. Taking a stranger's automobile which had been left parked i in a public street. Ten other acts of the congressman were noted by the, newspaper. It said Zionchcck bit the governor's chauffeur in an effort to take control of the car the victim was driving. 'Zionchcck longed to be treated like a human being," the News said editorially. "He Hew over here to escape the threats of bloodthirsty Puerto Ricans. He started and eventful and glamorous stay." Zioncheck and his bride plan to sail for New York aboard the steamship Scanpenrt on May 20, ending a honeymdon which took them from Washington to Miami and by air to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. "have the world by the tail and was a "hatful of money" in the it. Smith is to appear before the RA TO GO ON, Washington, May 18. The re settlement administration will con tinuo all its activities except the Boundbrook suburban housing project pending a final supreme court determination of validity of RA, Resettlement Administrator Rcxford Guy Tugwell declared today, In a formal statement Tugwell said: "The attorney general announced yesterday, the decision of the United States court of appeals for the District of Columbia in connection with the Boundbrook project is limited to that particular undertaking. "Until there is a final judicial determination by the supreme court of the United States, tiie re-setlement administration will proceed with, its other suburban resettlement projects. "The attorney general had announced that consideration is being given for an immediate application for certiorari.. "The various other activities of the resettlemjnt administration are not affected by the decision," : - , Sowing to Commence At Mill City Co-op Mill City, Ore., May 19. Sawing in Mill City's new cooperative lumber mill will begin this week, officials said today. There are now 300,000 feet of logs in the pond, with 16 cars arriving from camp daily. WESTWAY CLUB TO MEET Announcement was made today that the Westway club will meet at the home of Mrs. Murr Sloan on West Third street Wednesday at 8 p. m. with Mrs. Cora Shrader as assistant hostess. pensate farmers for practices carried out in 1938 in which they comply with all provisions of the con gressional act which governs the prgoram. The class No. 2 payments he explained, will accrue to farmers who seed perennial grasses or pasture mixtures, plow under green manure crops or seed alfalfa or red clover, for which they will receive $2 an acre; sow alsike or crimson clover, for which they will receive $1.50 an acre, or cultivate clean, weed-tree land, for which they will receive $5 per acre, unless chemicals are employed in control of noxious weeds, in which case payments will be as high as $10 an acre. As yet the No. 1 payment rates have not yet been announced. Mullen said, but they will probably be about $10 per acre, paid on soil-conserving crops. "OrclVdists will welcome the news thsf a cover crop now growing in orchard or previously turned under, entitles the operator to advantage of the soil program," County Agent Mullen said. SAYS TUGWELLL o . r..i :.. !L:.. tn out.i;t:&siiii in tttt--ii t.uti iu prive Prince von Starhemberg of his powers as dictator over Austria, Chancellor Schuschnigg, ntw,., unH lf,Er Roithnr Vinlnu leader of the peasant parly, now L LAST LOOPHOLE Washington, May 19. Former President Hoover's announcement that he is not a candidate for republican presidential nomination was sufficiently convincing today but left him still available for duly if the Cleveland convention should decide to lead off again as in 1932. Mr. Hoover did not say he would refuse to be drafted. IJul there is no practical likelihood that the GOP will draft Mr. Hoover nor any indication that he expects to be called. His announcement, therefore, does not illuminate the mystery of who the 1930 republican nominee Will be. None of the likely candidates has run out of the race. Mr. Hoovers' failure to foreclose a draft by saying he would not accept the nomination is not interpreted by politicuns as indicating any hopeful ambition again to head republican tickets. Political observers are confident last night's Chicago statement will pass without the confusion and argument which followed the August, 1927, statement of the then President Coolidge that: "I do not choose to run for president in 1928." Trenton, N. J., May 19. Gov. Alt M. Lundon and Senator William IS. Iloruh met head-on in the New Jersey republican primaries today in what, many observers suid, was the crucial test of liorah's candidacy for his party's presidential nomination. AUNT HET BY ROBERT QUILLEN "Women all hate that female peddler. They're used to bein' flattered, but she can't sell things to correct your shape without tellin' you how awful it is." (Coprrliht. last, Publtihtn Irnlioto) HOOVER or better; males, .uinior calf, sen lor-calf, junior yearling, senior yearling, two year old.- three year old and four year old and over; herds, junior get of sire, senior get of sire, produce of dam and breeders cnlf, herd. A special 4-H club class has again been added. Four-H club members eligible to show in the -open-classes, will not be elisible to compete in the special 4-H: clas if they win fifth or above in the open classes. Those members not winning ribbons in the open classes will compete in the special club class. F. F. Moser. represented the Corvallis chamber of commerce at the meeting. Mr. Mnrer staled that the Corvallis chamber was providing sandwiches, salad, coffee and sunar for the Monday lunch and in addition would have the Corvallis high school band to furnish music during the noon hour. The chamber is also furnishing the ribbons for the various classes and is soliciting merchants for merchandise prizes. Benton county 4-H club members will maintain a stand where free Jersey milk will be distributed and where ice cream and candy will be sold. Proceeds from the stand will go into the Benton county 4-H club fund. Arrangements are being made to secure T. R. Warren, wastern field-man for the American Jersey Cattle club, as speaker for the program following lunch. , Mr. Forster today urged all Jersey breeders to have their stock at the city auto park at an early hour so that judging. may start promptly at 10 a. m. From the Headlines By Deacon Richmond "Small Bor Explains Incident" The story's told and mav be true, though to you, that, 1 can't vouch for it in a crowded eleva tor, iit nine a. m., or somewhat later, a lady, dressed in silks and lace, with anger written on her face, turned quickly on a man behind and struck him with a blow unkind. u n i.i.,..i,nri H but never said a Til word, and not another sound was heard until they both had left the car, which happened ere it i traveled far. And then a childish , voice was heard, which told the j story in a word. "Mamma." the childish query ran. "why did the lady strike trie man?" "I wouldn't know." the mother said, "perhaps because her hair was .tod " "Well. ! I don't like her any w.W." the boy ! replied in accents say. "she step-'ped right on my litije toe and did i it purposely. I igpuw: she looks .just like my cou.m Meg and, so. 1 1 pinched her on the leg." Slow Driver Gets $10 Fine in Court Mullen Clarifies System of Payments Under Soil Setup Portland, Ore., May 10. Arrested on charges of driving eight miles an hour, Charles G. Brough-ton pleaded that relatives in the back seat made him drive that i slowly. Municipal Judge Cohn evidenced no sympathy for anyone who puts up with back seat drivers, even if they are relatives. He fined Hroughton $10. . Police testified cars were lined behind Broughton for a mile. Soil conservation pdymcnt rotes published last week locally are so-: called class No. 2 payments, and i are not total payments that farmers 1 will receive by complying with the new federal soil conservation j compensation requirements, L'oun-i ty Agent Mullen said today in ex-1 plaining away misunderstandings, which he found have arisen among; Linn county farmers. I These class No. 2 payments, ranging from $1.50 to $2.50 an acre, are in addition to the regular i soil building payments, which will approximate $10 an acre, the; county agent said. j "All farmers participating in ! the program who divert 15 per cent ! of their depleting crops to growing! of soil building crops will he paid $10 on acre in addition to the smaller payment," Mullen said to-; day. Many farmers have misinter-! pretcd the announcement, and i are inclined to believe that the total benefit payments will nol; be in excess of $2.50. I The county agent said that thej actual rates established will com-; TO HAVE NO DANCE Members of a committee acting for the Las Amigas club , local women's social organization, announced today that owing to an injury sustained by one of its members and because of the death of Mrs. J. K. Weathcrford, a dance scheduled for Thursday night by the club has been canceled. St'FFERS BROKEN FINGER Lucile Simmons of Lebanon was treated at the Albany Oeneral hospital early Sunday for minor injuries including a broken finger yyich she suffered wnen the auto-nVihilp in which she was riding, nnd driven by Orcn Sudtell, left tne roadway on Bryant Island and was wrecked. Sudtell escaped with slight cuts and scratches.

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