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FULL LEASED WIRE CbIM Pnw StrriM Comply- County, Bute, Nition-1 ( ? rid News the dar it BapV . rln " Linn County. Classified Ada ' Reach nearly 4,000 homes dally, and are eagerly read. If you have any wants they will pay. Telephone 15 iW' The Albany :rat-Herald, Vol. LXIX, No, 268 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 22, 1936 The Albany Herald, Vol. LXI, No. 258 PUTS HOUSE IN QUANDARY SO IT GOES HEADS OF FARMERS UNION RE-ELECTED A IDAHO SENATOR LOCAL YOUTH ARRESTED AS TENSION GETS EXTORT N T f tus NEW 1 i ft All Officials of State Group Favored at Convention . Mt. Angel. Ore.. May 22 George W. Potts, Jefferson, president, and all other present officers were re elected lor anoiner year al me final session of the 26th annual convention of the Oregon Farmers Union here yesterday. Next year's convention will be held at Clat-skanie. ' Difficulties encountered in the organization of the farmers union in North Dakota were outlined by Charles C. Talbot, president there. He praised the North Dakota state bank, which he insisted had paid its own way. i Father Alcuin of Mt. Angel talked on "keeping the farmers on the farm." Ray W. Gill, master of the state grange, made an impromptu talk. Other officers retained for next year were John Plass, Forest Grove, vice-president; S. B. Holt, Salem, secretary-treasurer and manager of the central caoperap tive store and L. H. McBee. DalhiB and Henry ThomDson. Clatskanie. members of the executive board. President Potts was elected delei gate to the national convention with Plass as alternate. Washington, May 22. The Overton-Wilson flood control bill was passed by the house today. The vote was 162 to 156.'' ,! The bill carrier $398,000,00 instead of $272,000,000 as passed by the senate. It now goes to coni ference with the senate to adjust differences. ; .' The bill carrief$398,000,000 in-$384,000,000 bmnlbusj flood control bill passed Jby the senato-Ves-terday, and the house last year, FLOOD CONTROL BILLS PASSED W't-h Dr. F. E. Townsend walked out Thursday on the committee probing his old age pension plan movement, he dar ed arrest in reusing to offer further testimony. Friday the house was trying !d find a way to punish the elderly doctor without making a martyr of him and fol'owers whom he has ordered to ignore subpenas from the probers. The picture shows Dr. Townsend under question ing at '.'ie interrupted hearing. Washington. May 22i--The floodlcitlzen'.for in my opinion the ac' ORDERED DEE! E Townsend Wires Aides to Ignore Summons of Committee HOUSE. IS 'HESITANT Prescution of Pensions Move Chief May Be Left to Court Washington, May 22. Dr. Francis E. Townsend announced today through his attorney, Sheridan Downey, that he hod notified all officers of ihe Townsend Pension movement now under subpoena to refuse to testify before the house old age pension inquiry. He included in his order Edward J. Margutt who is not under subpoena but who had agreed to ap pear voluntarily for questioning next Thursday. Margett is Califor nia state area manager for Old Age Revolving Pensions, Ltd Other officers mentioned by Townsend in his order'included A. J. Wright, Ohio state area manager, Jack Kiefer. middle-western director, Capt. Hawkes, Massachusetts area manager and Dr. Clinton Wunder, eastern regional director. House Hesitates Townscnd's latest defi came at a moment when the house commit tee was apparently at a loss to de termine what action to take against him for his revolt against its pow er. Plans for an immediate contempt citation against Townsend failed to materialize. Townscnd's statement said "If Ishould fail to challenge the power of the Bell committee to persist in its unconstitutional persecution! of the Townsend move ment, v should be an unworthy tivities .of this committee are a dagger held at the heart of demo cratic government. . ' "I am therefore directing Edward J. Margutt. A- J. Wright, Jack Kiefer, Capt. Hawkes nnd Clinton Wunder, now under subpoena, to. refuse to testify before the Bell committee Downey added that investigators (Ptraiie Turn to Pa Two! JOKER FOUND IN COMPROMISE PLAN OK'D BY SOLONS Washington. May 22. The senate finance committee voted today to reconsider a section of the compromise corporate tax plan when a "joker" was disclosed whereby a heavier tax burden would be imposed on some corporations than committee members had planned. Study of the compromise convinced the committee when it resumed secret session today that it would, in some instances, levy a tax upon a tax. As a result the committee voted to reconsider this part of the bill and began study of treasury estimates on the yield of various rales. president this year is distinctly a matter of dispute. There are three other easterners who might get the Cleveland vice presidential tap. They are: Gov. Harry W. Nice of Marlyand, former Gov. John G. Winant of New Hampshire and Gov. Harold G. Hoffman of New Jersey. Winant is the most promising of these three easterners. His New Hampshire record was excellent. He is counted a progressive but probably would be a popular campaigner In the east. He is chairman of the new deal's social security board which might or might not be a political handicap. Other vice presidential possibilities include Robert A. Taft of Ohio, Sen. Frederick Steiwer of Oregon; Sen. Charles L. McNary of Oregon and Sen. Lester J. Dickinson of Iowa. Taft will have 47 Ohio votes for president in the Cleveland convention. He was put up as a "favorite son" candidate to oppose Sen. William E. Borah's invasion of the state. Borah got only 5 Ohio delegate votes. Buckeye leaders are talking now of pushing Taft for the vice presidency. Like the second Col. Roosevelt, Taft possesses a potent republican name. Steiwer is a long shot for president and vice president. He was named temporary chairman and keynote speaker of the republican national convention by force of eastern party leaders' influence. The convention might stampede for him. McNary is included in'the list more because he is senate republican leader than for any likelihood that he will be nominated ' he probably would prefer to remain in the senate. ROB NOTES STARTS FIGHT Pope States Joint Bill Penalizes Distant Communities SUPPORT IS CLAIMED Proposed Measure Favors Areas Immediately About Dam , Washington. May 22. Sen. James P. Pope, D., Idaho, said today the proposed bill for operation of the Bonneville power project on the Columbia river discriminated against Idaho, Montana and northern California and that efforts would be made to change the measure. The Bonneville bill, introduced early this week, was a composite of measures proposed by Senators Homer T. Bone and Lewis Schwellenbach of Washington, and Senators Charles McNary and Frederick Steiwer of Oregon. Pope said that it would increase the rate for electricity sold to public cooperative groups in ratio to the distance from the project. He said senators from other states involved would join him in at tempting to prevent such "discrimination." Discrimination Charted 'I am convinced," Pope said. "the bill will discriminate against Idaho, Montana and northern California. Eeetion 3 provides that that Kates and charges for electrical energy produced at the Bonneville project and sold to purchasers thereof shall also, in addi tion to the basic rate, be sufficient to reimburse the United States .. for all costs and disburse ments. "This -langUagdfMt '-seems To me, provides for a system of transmission or mileage rates. In other words, the further a community happens to be located from Bonneville the more its electricity will cost. Rates would be very low at Bonneville and in the city of Portland but would probably remain about as high as they are now in Idaho, Montana, northern California and other outlying districts." LINN. REPUBLICAN VOTERS TURN OUT MORE THAN DEMOS Linn county republicans took a little more interest in the late primary election than did the democrats, an analysis by County Clerk Russell,, of the official count, completed Wednesday revealed. Mr. Russell found that 54.08 per cent of the registered republicans voted in the primary, while only 50.72 per cent of the registered democrats voted. . ' , The total number of republicans registered in Linn county is 8240, while 4506 republican, votes were cast in the primary, the official figures show. Of 6070 registered democrats only 3081 balloted. The total of republican' and democratic voles was 7587 while the total of non-partisan ballots cast last Friday was but 7159, indicating that 428 voters did not mark names on the non-partisan ticket for judicial and county school superintendent offices. State Rum Sales Decline in April Salem, Ore., May 22. State liquor stores .did their poorest business of the year last month, a financial statement showed today. Net profit in April was $98,182.-79, about $8500 below March. Net gains in other months were: January. $105,077.35; February, $133,- 765.25, and March, $106,617.74 for a four months total of $443,643.13. The license division reported a $5183.01 profit last month and a lour months' figure of $208,496.34. Privilege taxes in April amounted to $47,658.92, and $175,055.61 since the first of the year. A total of $2,161,539.05 of liquor was sold in the four months. TODAY'S SCORES National R. H. E Philadelphia 15 16 0 Sew York 0-4 0 Walter and Wilson; Fitzsimmons, Coffman and Mancuso, Spencer. R. H. E. St. Louis ..11 17 1 Pittsburgh 4-8 1 J. Dean and Ogrodowski: Tising. Bush, Kirkofer. Lucas and Todd.. American R. H. E. St. Louis 3 8 1 Chicago 5 11 1 Andrews. Van Atla and Giuliani; Lyons and Sewell. BONNEVILLE control problem was thrtfst.. back into the house today -where speedy consideration was promised the senate-approved $384,-000.000 omnibus program. "It's the first 'porkless' flood control bill ever passed in the senate." said Sen. Royal S. Cope-land, D., N. Y., who had charge of the measure. . 1 The bill provides: 1 General authorization for expenditure of about $310.00,0000 on 265 projects in all sections of-the country. 2 A limit of $50,000,000 on expenditures during the next fiscal year. 3 Appropriations of $5,000,000 for future flood control surveys and $5,000,00 for soil erosion studies. THREE HANGED IHr 1'nKril Vrrni The state of California hanged three men today two at San Ouentin, one at Folsom. Alexander MacKay and Joseph Kristy died on the San Quentin gallows for kidnaping members of the state prison board in a break from prison. Earl Kimball died at Folsom for the murder of James C. Kennett, former Chicago Willis Cole, 17, Demands $20,000 From Mrs. ' Cockerline ' '" THREATENS KILL ; SON Note Warns Widow to Put Bills at Corner 7 and Ferry Dreams of easy money and over-indulgence in detective stories brought Willis Cole, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Cole, 1205 Washington street, Into the state unci local police net today on a charga of attempting to . extort $20,000 from Mrs. H. N. Cockerline, Albany widow, threatening the death of her son and the burning of her home as punishment for non-com' pliance. District Attorney J. K. Weather-word, jr., was preparing late today to take the youth to juvenile court. The alleged threat was contained in a note which Arthur, son of Mrs. Cockerline, found on the porch of their home on Broadalbln streets between Eighth and Ninth streets Tuesday morning. "Accidents" Threatened ' The note read: "We know positively that yolir husband left you 20,000 dollars. We are not going to the trouble of kidnaping Arthur, because you are going to give us the money anyhow, if you don't? Arthur is liable to be accidentally shot some night. or your house might accidentally catch fire and burn, or both; "Don't go to the police, because one of our members is in very close contact with the police and we would know if they were noti- tied and then as soon as they quieted down. Arthur might get taken for a ride and never come back. , . - - - , "Put 20,000 dollars in one thousand dollar bills in an envelope and roll the envelope up and throw it a little way from the sidewalk in the vacant lot at the corner of 7th and Ferry streets Thursday night at 8.00. "Remember don't let anyone sen you and don't go to the police if you want your son. You will be watched." - Police Set Trap - Mrs. Cockerline took the note to her attorney, Willard L. Marks, who turned It over to State Police Officer J. E. Lillard. Obtaining Mrs. Cockerline's cooperation, Officer Lillard mapped out a plan for trapping the perpetrator. He and other members of the state police force stationed themselves in concealed posi tions within view of Seventh and Ferry streets last night . and watched many hours after Mrs. Cockerline had placed a package of "phoney" money at the intersection. No one appeared. Convinced that the note writer did not plan to appear the watch was aband oned, but the police Investigation continued today. Guided by suspicion aroused when Cole in conversation with Mrs. Cockerline Wednesday told her he had heard of a plot against her, the police checked the type'- writers in the commercial - ToOm at Albany high school,-' where Cole is a student, using the extortion note as a sample. - i Finally they found the machlrjei that reproduced the characteristics of the writing on the note. They learned that Cole used this machine, and that he had been excused from another class Tuesday, while, it was later learned, he typed the note. ' When confronted with the aa-cusation, police said, Cole readily confessed. He admitted. Officer Lillard said today, that he alone was involved. ! Young Cole is reputedly a good student, and he has never been, in trouble here before. He was sorrowfully dejected as he awaited disposition of his case as he sat in police headquarters at the city hall, worried chiefly because ot his fear for what his parents would think. ,x "I know it was foolish," Cole said. "But you know how it is when you want to be rich, and then there "Were those detective stories." ' The youth declared he did not intend to kill Arthur Cockerline. but he had meant only to frighten his mother into turning over the money. He was "too smart" to appear at the appointed tryst at the appointed time, Cole said, for he knew a trap would be laid for him. He did not reveal what he intended to do if he had not been caught today. ; TO HOLD PRAYER SERVICE Announcement was made today by D. Vincent Gray, rector of St. Stephens Episcopal church here, that an evening prayer service will be held at the church at Sixth and Lyon streets Sunday at 3:30 p.m. instead of at 4 p.m., which was the accustomed hour. , Italy Submits Additional Evidence on Sale of Dum Dums EDEN CLAIMS FAKERY Britons Urge Demand for Recall of Italian Ambassador Geneva, May 22. A new Italian memorandum containing fresh evidence purporting to prove British firms supplied dum dum bullets to Ethiopians was published by the League of Nations today. After citing 15 cases in which Italian 1 troops allegedly were wounded by dum dum " bullets, Fulvio Suvich, Italian undersecretary of foreign affairs, said: "I already have had occasion to supply you with various information regarding dum dum bullets employed by Ethiopians including documentary evidence regarding the use of ammunition .manufactured by Eley Brothers of London and the Kynochs firm.'bf Birmingham." . Evidence Held Faked The Italian memorandum was forwarded to the league on April 30 with another list of accusations against the British which was withdrawn from circulation among league members. British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden announced in the house of commons that the first Italian memorandum was based on fabricated evidence supplied to the military attache of the Italian embassy in London by an agent prov-acateur. ' , Eden revpaled ' the- government had warned the Italian ambassador. DivDino Grandi, against using manufactured evidence supplied by. one Col.Pedfo Lopez." Eden said Lopez had offered his services to the British government. When they were rejected the alleged provacateur contacted the Italian embassy where, Eden charged, he did business. . Demand Grandi's Recall British indignation mounted following Eden's speech to the house of commons. It was followed oy demands that foreign office de- Pirate Turn to Fane Two) RACE DEADLOCKS TO BE SETTLED MONDAY BY LOT , County Clerk R. M. Russell to day is sending to nil persons who are in deadlocks for nominations to offices for" which names were written in. that he will draw lots to determine the nominees at his office in the court house here at 10 a.m. Monday. Presence of the contestants is not required, Mr. Russell said, but is permissable " Six such ties exist in constable district No. 2, and two In con stable district No. 8. . , 'No republicans are tied for pre cinct committeeman election, but ties among the democrats for this office are numerous, as follows: Four in Albany precinct No. 2, three m Albany No. 3, six m Al bany No. 4, three in Calapooia precinct, two in Center, two in Fox Vuiley and three in Berlin. D. S. Smith, who served several terms as sheriff of Linn county. was tied with J. A. Lawrenson and w. W. Stewart, democratic com-mitteman of precinct four, Albany, although he is a resident of precinct one. Advanced Aid Club Meets on Thursday Members of the advanced first aid club met at the home of Mrs Grace Wallace Thursday evening. This club is composed of those wno nave at some time completed the work in advanced first aid given by the American Red Cross. An article, "The First Thirty Minutes," was read by Mrs. Ferris White. A discussion and demonstration of tlie advantages and uses of the Thomas splint was conducted. A chart furnished by the national Red Cross used in grading first aid contests was also a subject of interest. Following the program refreshments were served by Mr?. Wallace and Mrs. Clyde Govro. Those in attendance were Earl LaFond. Miss Amy Metcalf, Mrs. Ida Parsons, Mrs. Edward Falwell. Mrs. D. W. Merrill. Miss Donna Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Ferris White. Mrs. White is Red Cross first aid chairman. FREIGHT INCREASES Washington. May 22. The association of American Railroads announced today that loadings of ended May 16 totaled 681.447 revenue freight for the week cars, 12,512 above the preceding week and $98,497 above the corresponding week in 1935. Turning her back and quite a shapely one, at that on single blessedness, Florine McKinney, charming screen actress, is honeymooning with Barry Triv-ers, Hollywood screen writer, after their wedding in London.. A lyric soprano. Miss McKinney is a native of Texas. AUSTRIA HELD PEACE THREAT Washington, May 22. The split in Austria's government and the threatened dissolution of the Heirriwehr, diplomatic observers believed today, constituted the greatest menace to European peace. Danger was seen that if Ernst von Starhcmberg's private army, the Heimwher, is forced to disband, its former members may provide fertile soil for German propaganda. In Austria the heim-wehr has ben considered "na.i" in temperament, but essentially Austrian rather than German in allegiance. Some observers believe that if Starhemberg's followers become convinced there is no hope of a national socialist government in Austria because of the strength of the united opposition under Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg, they may turn to Berlin for leadership. Adolf Hitler long has dreamed of uniting Austria with Germany in a great nazi-controlled Teutonic state. ' One stale department official who has just returned to America after long scrvic? in Vienna, Ber lin and other European capitals believed a nazi revolution in Aus trin would mean Italian interven tion. He felt II Duce could not afford to allow a great Pan-Germanic stale to overshadow and menace Italyr It was recalled that even while Italy was sending hundreds of thousands of men to bthiopia Muszolini kept several divisions on the Italian frontier as a warning to Germany that he was prepared to act if a nazi-inspired revolt should throw Austria into Hitler's hands. Czecho-.SIovakia, too, it ws believed, would be prepared to order its armies to the field rather than see the creation of a great German stale which might menace its own security. Most of what is now Czccho-Slovakia was once part of Austria-Hungary and the Czech and Slovak elements there still are jealous of their newly-acquired freedom. College Women to Hold Annual Meet The Women's Albany College League will hold its annual luncheon next Wednesday at Woodward hall, it was announced by Mrs. L. O. McAfee. The luncheon is to be a memorial to Miss Flora Mason, state president of the league and chairman of the Albany group. Dr. Thomas W. Bibb, president of Albany college will give the address of welcome and Dr. Mortimer M. Stocker cf the First Presbyterian church will give the main address. Miss Wilma Dick. Albany college student will give a tribute from the Albany college students and Mrs. L. E. Hamilton will give a tribute, "Carrying On". This is to be in behalf of the league. Mrs. Cleo von Hickman and Mrs. C. E. Williamson will each sing several selections. A large number of out-of-town members are expected and reservations are to be made Monday or Tuesday morning, it was DR. AND MRS. LEE TO LEAVE MONDAY ON SYRACUSE TRIP Dr. Wallace Howe Lee, veteran Albany college faculty member, accompanied by Mrs. Lee, will leave Monday, May 25, for Syracuse, N. Y.j where lie will be one of five recipients of a distinguished service award in .education given by the Presbyterian church, U. S. O., in the annual general assembly. Dr. and Mrs. Lee will leave for Portland from the Southern Pacific depot, Albany, at 5:20 p.m. Monday. Tuesday they will begin travel directly to Syracuse, via the Chicago route. Upon completion of the general assembly meetings they will spend several weeks in the east visiting relatives and friends. The honor being awarded Albany's "grand old mun" is bwed on 44 years of seryice as a Presbyterian educator. He has been a member of the Albany college faculty for 40 years, and was one time dean of Whitworth college, when located in Tacoma, Wash. In addition to his college positions. Dr. Lee is stated clerk and treasurer of the Willamette Presbytery, and was at one time moderator. He is a charter member and past president of the Albany Rotary club. 107 SETS PLANS FOR NEW CAPITOL ARRIVE AT SALEM Salem, Ore., May 22. One bun died and seven sets of plans were entered today in the nation-wide architectural contest on Oregon's new state enpitul building. Arthur S. Benson, stale .supreme court clerk who receives all en tries, said ho would accept draw ings up to midnight tonight. The plans will be turned over tomorrow morning to Carl F. Gould, Seattle architect, technical adviser to the state capitol reconstruction commission, and opened by him and Justice J. O. Bailey of the supreme court. The commission's secret jury of award will start inspecting the drawings Monday, with a final decision expected Thursday. AUNTHET BY ROBERT QUILLEN "I reckon we're all queer. We look up to a stranger who uses good English; but when our friends do it, wc think they're showin' off". (CoprrlKbl, 111), Publlatun BrndlcaU) i ,ri :. i ..ii f i GOP Vice President Hopefuls Plentiful in Eastern States FREE RAND IS TO Salem ,Ore., May 22. Governor Martin gave Charles H. Gram, state labor commissioner, a free hand today to settle Oregon's logging industry tie-up. "I will not intervene in the proceedings," the Governor said. "Mr. Grain is in full charge." Gram, who will meet with loggers and employers in Portland again tomorrow, said the two groups had submitted written demands to him and are "not very far apart." The commissioner said he was more encouraged now than at any time since he tried to arbitrate the differences that have put 6000 loggers out of work and started sawmills closing for lack of logs. Separate proposals made by the two groups for a settlement of the labor controversy were discussed at the meeting between fji'am. E. P. Marsh of the United States department of labor, and Bert W. Sleeman, Portland, of the Brotherhood of Carpenters. Gram would not disclose contents of the two proposals, but said union demands for hiring control was one of the most stubborn obstacles in the path of a settlement. 3 Cars Wrecked in Halsey Area Crashes Lin Lee, Chinese resident of San Francisco, was released from the Albany General hospital yesterday ufter being treated for cuts and bruises which he suffered when the automobile in which he was riding suddenly careened from the Pacific highway north of Halsey Wednesday night and overturned several times. Lee's two sons, Dr. Theodore C. Lee and E. H. Lec escaped injury, but the car was so badly wrecked that the Lees abandoned it and uurchased a new car in Albany. Two other cars were wrecked on the same section of road Wednesday and Thursday, but occupants escaped serious injury and proceeded without leaving record of their names. One of these cars was taken to Albany and the other to Halsey for repairs. The car which was brought here bore California license plates. As far as could be learned each car was alone and not involved in any way with another vehicle when wrecked. Albany Girl Wins Waldo Prize at OSC Oregon State College, Corval- hs. May 22. Roxie White of Al ! bany, sophomore in lower division iat Oregon State college, was chos en for the soohomore award in the Clara II. Waldo prizes for women at a recent college honor convocation. These prizes are awarded each sDring in the proportions oi au, $40, $30 and $20 to the woman of highest standing registered as a regular student in the senior, lun ior, sophomore and freshman year. The awarding of these Drizes is guided by nroficiency in scholarship, success In student activities and qualities ot leader ship- CRAM Washington, May 22. The republican vice presidential nomination is pointed to the eastern half of the country today almost as surely as top place on the ticket is reserved for a farm belt or far western candidate. There will be no lack of available men when the republicans pause for a Cleveland breathing spell next month after naming their candidate for president. Having become reconciled to a western presidential candidate, the cast naturally presents most of the vice presidential potental-ities. New York state leads off with five. Frank Gannett, New York publisher, and Rep. Hamilton Fish of New York are leaders in the Borah for president movement. Either might expect preferment if Borah were nominated. And if some other got the big plum it might be good politics to offer second place on the ticket to some Borah man in an effort to a possible bolt by the senator. Rep. James W. Wadsworth, Rep. Bertrand H. Snell and Col. Theodore Roosevelt, all of New York, are available and geographically well placed from the republican standpoint. Snell, as republican leader of the house and permanent chairman-designate of the republican national convention has a valid claim. But Snell probably would spurn the vice presidential nomination on the theory that the time must come when a republican majority in the house of representatives will elevate him to the speakership. A shift in control of the house is an ultimate certainty whereas the election of a republican president and vice- 6

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