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FULL LEASED WIRE CnlM Pnm ferric (templet County, Bute, Nation-il ind World Nw the day It happens. Servlnf U Linn Count. Classified Ads Reach nearly 4,000 homes dally, and are eagerly read. II you have any wants they will pay. Telephone 15 The Albany; locrat-Herold, Vol. LXIX, No. 267 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1936 The Albany Herald, Vol. LXI, No. 257 NOT OUT YET MARTYR PRIEST HONORED L HON ADS WON BERRY PRICES WILL BE FIXED BY COMMITTEE Grower, Retailer, Consumer to Meet Daily for Setting Scale MANY ATTEND MEET dp Pi a 9 YEARS AFTER fit ' IP? Uniform Price Designed to Halt Chiseling, Profiteering Two dollars per crate of 24 hnl-locks weighing 12 ounces each net will be the price paid by local . buyers to growers tomorrow; it was) , determined last night, following a meeting of 25 farmers and Albany grocery men at the city hall. . The meeting was called through the agency of the Albany Chamber of Commerce. County Agent Floyd C. Mullen presided.. At the meeting practically all ' local retail grocery stores were represented, and a "gentlemen's t LL OF Borah, Knox Trail Kansan in Pre-Convention Vote Tallies BOSSES STILL WARY Trio of Senators Lurk in Offing Pending Deadlock Washington, May 21. Three republicans emerged today from the pre-convention political sweepstakes with big delegate-vote leads over nil others in the race for the republican presidential nomination. They are: ' Gov. Alf M. Landon of Kansas, Sen. William E.. Borah of Idaho and Frank Knox of Chicago. Landon is first choice in preconven-tion tabulations by a wide margin. After Borah and Knox the others are nowhere . so far as delegate strength is concerned. New Jersey's vote Tuesday concluded the scheduled presidential, primaries. Nane Near Minimum A scries of dead heats and primary reverses has blistered the Borah boom. The New Jersey primary landslide for Landon endorsed the judgment of Ohio voters that Borah is not the most promising of republican contenders. None yet is close to the SOI minimum neccessary for the nomination. , ' Landon 'Is the standout republican aspirant as of today. He has demonstrated impressive strength in all areas except the far west. He cut deeply into Borah votes in Nebraska. An informal Landon-for-president campaign kidnaped South Dakota from Borah last month. A Massachusetts write-in movement -for- Landon first - impressed observers with ' his eastern strength and his backers emphasized that eastern advantage by putting Landon in the New Jersey primary -where he won I SCRAM OR FAVOR i Led by King Leopold, 100,000 devout Belgians hied througn me streets of Antwerp, in a funeral tribute to Father Damicn, famed as the martyr priest who gave his life more than 50 years ago to carry on missionary work among the lepers of the Molokai colony in the Hawaii Islands. Pictured is the great funeral procession fol- lowing arrival of the body at Antwerp. Official Canvass Fails to Change Results of Races could not be counted as democratic votes. The nine years since Charles Lindbergh soared abruptly to world fame have left their impress. Youthful, confident was the expression, shown at top, with which lie scanned the sky on tho eve of his famed hop to Paris, May 20, 1927. ' Grave, thoughtful, matured, the colonel is shown below at 34. E PRECINCT CUT cincts in Linn countv wherever such action would reduce election j which had ndnntod a resolution ' previously passed by Richardson Gap grange No. 783 and Santiam GRANG K over Borah by a 4 to 1 margin. costs is asked in a memorial pre-!An unofficial table of republi-' seated to the county court today can convention delegates shows bv Linn Countv Pomona grange. E BOLTS HOUSE Walks Out When Probers Deny Permission to Read Statement TOWNSENDITES CHEER Says Probe Deliberately Unfair; Dares Order for Arrest Washington, May 21. Dr. Francis E. Townsend, old age pensions advocate, today defied the power of the house old age pension committee and walked out of the" committee room. Townsend challenged the committee to arrest him or force him to testify. His defiance came after ho hud delayed a scheduled afternoon appearance before the committee for one hour. When he resumed the witness stand, the elderly, mild-mannered physician sought to read into the record a prepared statement. When this was refused, he grabbed his hat and said: 'Gentlemen, goodbye." Townsendltes Cheer Looking neither to the left nor to the right, Townsend walked to the door of the committee room accompanied by Sheridan Downey, his counsel. Chairman C. Jasper Bell, D., Mo., cried out to capitol policemen to halt the physician but he continued his progress through the door unresisted amid the wild cheers of Townsendites who cram med the committee room. Before taking his walk, Town-send had read extracts from u brief statement in which he churned the committee with a de liberatelv "unfriendly attitude" toward himself and the Townsend organization. "I deem it roy duty," , he said, "to refuse to make any further appearance before your committee unless under arrest." AAUW FASHION TEA AND STYLE REVUE PLANNED SATURDAY The Albany branch of the American Association of University Women are completing their plans today for the Summer Fashion tea, to be given next Saturday, May 23, at 3:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. W. A. Barrett, 710 W. Fifth street, with Mrs. Edward Lawrence liar-ret as Joint hostess. A fashion revue will bo sponsored by the Smart Shop, Hamilton's, J. C. Penney Co., Montgomery Ward Co., Bikman's, C. C. Store, Spence and Butser Brown shoe stores. The revue will be given at 2 o'clock to honor the senior high school girls and at 4 o'clock for the women who will call for tea. The occasion is for the benefit of scholarships for worthy women, who are interested in research work. Mrs. C. O. Kcester and Mrs. Floyd Edwards are a committee to finance scholarships. The public is invited to attend the tea. ROWBOAT MISSING William Harms, R. F. D. No. 3, Albany, reported to police today that a rowboat belonging to him has been taken from the bank of the Calapooia river, where it was tited at the Ben Rozelle place. The boat is 13 feet long, three feel wide, round-bottomed and painted green, Harms said. AUTOS COLLIDE Elma Strunk reported lo police headquarters today that a car driven by M. B. Reeves struck hers as Reeves was driving from the curb on First street yesterday. AUNTHET BY ROBERT QUILLEN "Kate is the kind you can't satisfy. Bill gives her a monthly allowance big enough to choke a cow, and she complains because he forgets her birthday." (Copyright, INI, PablUhan BfodlcU) TOWNS quiz; session grange No. 828 and presented to.aDeyance BE ENDEDJY GUT Ickes Attacks House for $61,000,000 Slash From Request GRAND COULEE HIT Owyhee Project Would Be Included in Stop Work Orders Washington, May 21. Public Works Administrator Harold L. Ickes said today that, unless congress appropriates $61,000,000 for his bureau of reclamation, work on Grand Coulee dam and other reclamation projects must stop. The senate passed the appropriation, but the house turned it down, leaving the reclamation bureau without money for the 1936-1937 fiscal year. Request "Reasonable" "If we haven't any money," Ickes said, "we will have to stop work." Such a situation would affect the Grand Coulee hydro-electric and irrigation dam in Washington, California's Central Valley project and large irrigation and power developments throughtout the west. Ickes said he "wouldn't think there is any chance to finance the projects from the pending $1,425,-000,000 work-relief bill." Ickes was critical of the house's action, which forced the appropriation provision into conference. "I think our $61,000,000 request was reasonable," he said. Of that sum, $58,000,000 would go directly to work and $3,000,000 for administrative expenses. Owyhee Affected Commenting.. . specifically . 'on Grand Coulee, Ickes said: 'We'll have enough money to Kcop worn conunuec mere uniu arouna uct. t. . . . . No real opposition was brought out toward the Roza, Owyhee or Deschutes projects, but since these are included with the Coulee Central Valley and Grand Lake projects the entire program is in OREGON WATERS SURVEY TO BEGIN EARLY NEXT WEEK Portland, Ore., May 21. Work on a complete and comprehensive water conservation survey of Oregon will get under way early next week, following a meeting Saturday of S. B. Morris, regional water consultant, with the advisory water committee of the state planning board, it was announced today by Ormond R. Bean, board chairman. Members of the planning board committee who will meet with Morris are G. H. Canfield. chair- conference Saturday include Carl Green, Ray J. Lyman, H. E. Selby and P. M. Brandt. The Oregon project will be a K'l"V "Y ' -.t- ' 7i' part of the national survey, under .'" V1 u . sources committee. Data on water conservation and prospective de-telopmcnt of every major drainage basin in the state will be gathered. Federal, state and local agencies will assist in the work. The study is expected to show need for drainage, storage dams for irrigation, flood control, water facilities for grazing lands and possible sites for power development. VFW Auxiliary to Hold Poppy Sale The annual national Veterans of Foreign Wars Poppy Day will be observed in Albany Friday and Saturday, it was announced today officers' of the organization here. The sale will be conducted in Albany under the auspices of the Linn county Veterans of Foreign Wars post. The poppies sell at 10 cents each, on cent going direct to the disabled veteran who makes them, one cent to the soldiers home at Grand Rapids, Mich., three cents is used for material and advertising and five cents for direct home relief. ALLEN LEAD SHRINKS Portland. Ore., May 21. The lead of Jack E. Allen over U. S. Burt for the democratic nomination for state treasurer dropped to 21 votes this afternoon when Burt picked up 17 votes in the official totals from Klamath county. Lat- MAY trnm son tn 250 first ballot votes which probably should be count- cd in the Landon column and not more than 150 for Borah. Knox managers claim upwards of 160 votes for their candidate although they do not show on the face of the tabulation available here. Poli-I ticians predict, however, that Knox will appear at t the Cleveland convention with more votes than his opponents are willing to concede. . Landon's showing has been so strong that a stop-Landon move ment is reported to be develop Because he : still has too much power to be wholely thrust aside, Prince Ernst von . Starhemberg (above) will be one of three fuehrers to rule jointly over-Austria if the latest plan is approved. Vienna, May 21. A three-man dictatorship was envisaged by the cabinet today to end the dangerous situation precipitated bv the ousting from power of Prince Ernst von Starhemberg, heim- wehr leader. At an emergency meeting which extended late into the night, the cabinet gave final form to the draft of a law by which the country would have three "fuehrers." They are: Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg, ns commander of the Fatherland Front, the combined semi-private armies. Vice Chancellor Eduard Baar von Barrcnfels, as national commander of the new armed "front" militia, army auxiliary. Prince Starhemberg, as national sports leader and head of the Motherhood Protective association. Schuschnigg would be the supreme head. Starhemberg, however, despite the trivial titular nature of his status, would be restored to cooperation. Each of the triumvirate would be termed fuehrer. There was no immediate indication whether all factions would accept the drafted law. The attempted compromise in a situation which some have feared might lead to civil war came promptly after Slai hembcrgs' return from Home, where he consulted Premier Benito Mussolini, his political god father. TlilTE DUE IN AUSTRIA .the Pomona body, The resolution recites that the .present precinct boundaries were determined in the "horse and buggy days. when roads were so bad and transportation so slow that voters could not travel far to the polls. Now, the resolution points out, transportation has been so speeded and roads so unproved that the present number of precincts, 54, precinct map that expenses of , conducting elections may be re-1 duced and that "those acting on I the boards will more nearly earn what they receive than have an all day party." The memorial is signed by An- ingi principally among leaders who j is unnecessarily large and uneco-can't make up their minds wheth- nomical. er to try to lick him or join him. I The grangers nsk revision of the agreement" was reached governing practices in the purchase and retailing of strawberries in Albany this season, was reached. . -Committee Named . The agreement provides for ark arrangement practically identical with that followed last year, which was to the general satisfaction of all concerned, it was revealed at last night's meeting. : Accordingly it was decided to designate a committee composed of one groccryman, one grower and one representative of the consumers to determine daily at 4 p.m. the price to be paid by retailers to the growers the following day.: . The stores will be notified each evening by Lela Bray, secretary of tho Albany chamber of commerce, : to whom the committee .will, make. : known , its daily decision, -1 i Supply Good - ... Reese Dooloy, groceryman; Hu-"bert Smith, grower from North Al-- bany, and C. H. Murphy, repre- . senting the consumers, were named on the committee. . ' : , It was explained that this. step is taken to provide uniform prices that growers, consumers and retailers may be protected against both "chiseling" and profiteering practices. Attention was called to the fact that the law requires all strawberry hallocks to weigh 12 ounces net. It was pointed out at the meeting that the supply of berries, while somewhat dirty because of prevailing rains, is abundant and otherwise of good quality. The supply is expected to remain ample at least until the McLaughlin barreling plant here starts operating, which is scheduled for May 28, or as soon as offerings warrant. . SAILOR NEW CITY MARSHALL London. The British Navy and the Army competed for the honor of providing the City of London with its new Marshall and the Navy won. The Court of Common Council chose Lieut. Commander John R. Poland. He is the first sailor In nearly 400 years to hold the office. GOLD NUGGET OVERLOOKED Colona, Cal James marshall, who made the first discovery o gold in California and started thu gold rush overlooked at least one bet. Jack McFarland picked up a two and one-half ounce gold nugget on the site of Marshall'! original discovery. PARK MEASURES 15x10 FEET Salem, Ore. One of the smallest city parks in the United States is a plot of 15 feet long and 10 feet wide containing one California Sequoia tree 80 feet tall, in the middle of one of Salem's streets. liin's protege and satellite. Prince Ernst von Starhemberg; there has been a somewhat mysterious Italian-British exchange of discourtesies over charges that British firms sent dum dum bullets to Africa. Italian newspapers for days past have talked more and more of tho danger almost the certainty ot war in Europe. News that Badoglio had left Addis Ababa less than two weeks after his official appointment as viceroy came unexpectedly and laconically in authoritative messages from the capital. These dispatches said Marshal Rodolfo Graziani, commander-in-chief In eastern Ethiopia, arrived at Addis Ababa from Harar yes- . terday. Badoglio at once handed over authority to Graziani, his second in command in Ethiopia, to rule the country as "regent." Then Badoglio quietly left tho capital, the dispatches said in an airplane piloted by his own son, Lieut. Mario Badoglio, me Long, secretary ol tne Linn man; C. E. Stricklin. J. N. Cun-county Pomona grange. ningham. Arthur Piper, C. I. County Judge Barrett said to-1 Grimm, B. E. Stoutmeyer, M. B. day that the proposal will be LeWjs and r e. Koon. Others studied by the court, and that if wn0 have been asked to attend the If the current front-running can-; didates are turned back the most likely legatees of convention ! strength would be three senators Steiwer of Oregon, Vandcnbcrg of Michigan and Dickinson of Iowa. Steiwer has been named temporary chairman and keynote speaker, a place of political potentialities if he makes an extraordinary speech. Vandenberg probably would be Borah's choice. REPORTS ROBBERY Fred Ward reported to police today the theft of a keg of nails and a. miter saw from his workshop at Water and Montgomery streets. He found that the thieves jhad entered through a hole in the rear of the shop and departed via a rear door. While many unofficial ballot count totals were somewhat revised, no results of last Friday's primary election wre altered by the official count, completed yesf terday by County Clerk R. M. Rusf sell, C. J. Shedd of Shedd and Judge Victor Olliver; constituting th nffininl finvnin0 hnai'H. "Therefore, .any, candidates'" wlio! had hopes that their defeats might be turned to victory wcro disappointed by the final canvass. The closest race in the election, that between Marion Arnold and E. C. McClain for the republican nomination to the office of sheriff, was rendered less close instead of more so by the official tally. Mr. Arnold picked up 11 votes to gain a total of 1432, while Mr. McClain's unofficial total, 1371, remained unchanged. Thus Mr. Mc Clain won the nomination by 611 votes instead of 50, as the unofficial count had indicated. Another close contest was that between Francis Kizer and Harry Cooley for the democratic nomination to the office of county commissioner. The official canvass gives Cooley a 71-vote plurality over Kizer, with 1119 and 1046 votes respectively. Cooley lost 51 and Kizer gained 26 votes, giving Kizer a net gain of 77. The unofficial count Friday night indicated that Fred Harrison had nosed out Fred Dawsonon the democratic ticket by a mere seven votes, but the official check-up shows that Harrison's margin was 28. This correction, had it been in reverse, would have altered the result excepting for the fact that each received more votes than T. M. Munyan, so both were nominated anyway. The unofficial announcement that Justice of the Peace Victor Olliver had received the democratic nomination over Lee Rohrbough by a written-in-vote of 32 to 31 in justice district No. 1, comprising Albany and surrounding territory, still stands. Rohrbough also received 12 republican votes, but they were of no avail since they From the Headlines By Deacon Richmond " 'Quiet' Says Mussolini" Mussolini is the man, who does just all. that one man can, to run the world to suit himself and get control of powrr and pelf. Of course, he really isn t king of Italy, or anything; but kings arc really quite passe, when they're compared with II Duce. r 'i tor he is not k f i j alone premier, he fr'''i runs things M& ..4-'J both far and near; he counts the guns in every fort and gathers customs at each port; he teaches farmers to make hay and tells his people what to sav and. when he shouts out, "QUIET PLEASE." there's not a subject dares to sneeze. He tells all people what to drink and e'en prescribes the things they think. This may be good for Italy but it's too much for you and me. To worship God as we desire and fear no governmental ire and speak our minds without a fear, are things that we all hold most dear. Our greatest heritage. I guess, is freedom of our speech and press. Accordingly Judge Olliver will be unopposed in tho general election. Following is the complete official count of votes cast for all contested stale offices and for all Linn county offices: REPUBLICAN r National Committeeman Ben F. Dorris 981 Charles L. Paine 1638 Ralph E. Williams 1332 Delegates at large to National Convention (Four Elected D. J. Butcher 1375 C. W. Clark 1310 Joe E. Dunne 1145 J. Mann Fisher 1255 Arthur M. Geary 837 Earl R. Goodwin 555 Mrs. Henry E. Harris .. 537 Ben R. Litfin 6B4 John McBride 736 Stanley Myers 793 Arthur W. Priaulx 022 Irving Rand 733 J. E. Roman 005 Catherin Seward Sickrls 575 Andrew C. Smith 0411 Walter L. Too.e 1040 Thomas A. Vcrdenius 483 Delegates to National Convention, District No. 1 (Two Elected) Carl Blirup 059 Frank N. Derby 1406 Britt Nedrv 1088 Herman Schellberg 1042 John U. Smith 1220 W. T. Vinton 1033 For President William E. Borah 2722 For Vice-President William S. Bennett 2330 U. S. Senator Sam'H. Brown 1034 Charles McNary 2239 Theodore G. Nelson 868 State Treasurer W. E. Burke 1472 Rufus C. Holman 2563 Representative 13th District Roshal M. Groves 1483 Howard C. Rowlec 1997 Ernest L. Scholl 1650 Harry R. Wiley 1748 County Judge William S. Hisley 1479 Dempster M. Rohrbough . . . 2019 Sheriff Marion Arnold 1432 Ellery C. McClain 1371 George A. Billings 929 County Clerk Clarence Ingram 1190 Rufus M. Russell 3004 County Recorder Stella E. Hoover 3494 County Treasurer Ronald L. Gilson 1722 Ada K. Pratt 2099 County Surveyor Walter W. Larsen 3253 County Assessor W. C. Tcmpleton 3578 (Pleat Turn to Pare Two) Albany Warrants Called for Friday City of Albany warrants aggregating $16,957.75, numbers 527 to 947, inclusive, will be retired, according to the report of E. B. Williamson, cily treasurer, serves official notice that no interest will be allowed after tomorrow, May 22. The payment of these warrants is pointed out as another step in the efficient and economical policy of the Albany administration in retiring all outstanding accounts and putting the city on a strictly cash basis. Army Engineers Allot More Gash for Willamette Survey Badoglio Leaves for Rome , As Europe's War Talk Grows : Washington. May 21. Thousands of jobless will find work, to accompaniment of the hiss of steam dredges and the clatter of pile-drivtrs as a result of a $137.-000.000 . allotment made by the war department today to improve America's rivers and harbors. Portions of, the vast sum will a satisfactory course can be de vised it will be followed PICNIC POSTPONED Announcement was made today that a picnic planned to be held in Bryant Park Sunday Bryant Park Sundi.y by the I North Albany Thursday club has bpen postponed by weather conditions. : In making the allotments, the war department explained that in some cases work may be done for less than the present estimate. When that happens the balance may be turned back into the general fund. Also, in other instances the amount set aside today may ther. As all of the projects for which money was set aside today have been approved by the corps of engineers and detailed plans for them drawn up. actual work is expected to begin shortly. The allotments included: Coos Bay. Oregon, new work, $184,000. maintenance, $56,400; Yaquina bay and harbor. Oregon, maintenance. $49,900; Columbia river at the mouth, Oregon and Washington, O'Ver, Ore., $89.00. I go to every noofi and tranny of j prove insufficient. Then the gen-the nation. Allotments run fronn eral fund may be drawn -on fur- 52j.awj.uuu ear-marKca for im- provement of the upper Mississippi river to a few hundred dollars to some back-water creek. Of the $137,000,000 allotted today. $130,458,839 will be used for new projects while $34,408,150 will be spent in maintaining ports and waterways which already have been improved. The money poured out today was provided in the annual rivers j and harbjrs act, passed May 15. j Rome, May 21. Marshal Pietro Badoglio. hero of the East African war, hastened to crisis-ridden Europe today 12 days after his appointment as viceroy of-Ethiopia. No reason was apparent for his sudden, unexpected start. It seemed clear that it meant early developments of major importance to Italy and Europe. Sent to retrieve the Italian fortunes in Ethiopia last November. Badoglio electrified the army and entered Addis Ababa in triumph May 5 and in a statement indicated that he intended to remain lor a considerable time, On May B he was named viceroy of Ethiopia. Since that day the League of Nations council bus voted to continue penalties against Italy for its war on Ethiopia, to Premier Benito Mussolini's open, fierce rage: the Italian delegation to the league has left GeneviMind it has been announced that Italy will not participate in any league activity until the penalties arc removed: Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg hjj seized power in Austria, ousling-'Musso- wnicn appropriated jizu.iou.uuu j H40.000; skipanon channel. Ore., for new port and waterway proj-. $15,000; Columbia and lower Wil-ects and $38,677,899 for the main- lamette rivers below Vancouver, tenance of existing ones. Funds Wash- and Portland. Ore.. $600.-not allocated now will be appor-000; Clatskanie river. Ore., $4.-tioned later by the war depart-1 000: Willamette river. Ore., (308 ment as the army corps of engi-1 surveys). S65.000; Willamette advantageously. estffgures were Allen 41.883, Burt 41.654.

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