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r - - ; ; 1 - 1 - . FULL LEASED WIRE filM Press Btrrke OtwplfU County. Stat. el and World New. u daj It kappnu, Serving all Llai County. Classified Ada Reach over 4,000 homei dally, and are eagerly read. If you have ay wants they will pay. Telephone IS " e The Albany Herald, Vol. LXI No. 213 ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 1936 The Albany DP ocrat-Herold, Vol. LXIX, No. 223 E? TO PAY FULL PENALTY EXECUTIONER HEARST DEGRADES PRESS, SAYS SOLON FULL SL3 fES FLDOD WORK " IN VALLEY HAS Schwellenbach Hits Back OEEPS AS LAST HOPE TO LIVE FADES in Fighting' Attack on Lobby Quizz ASSURE-LINN IN PRIMARIES TDISENDBI IS WIDE OPEN Zr.. 'v - TENTATIVE OK Republicans, Democrats Rush Candidates to List Names Defense Exhausts Legal Steps to Prevent Execution Senate Group Favorable to $8,000,000 for Columbia Basin Bill Author Soys Founder Gu i I ty of Aba ndon i ng Original Plan ASKS FOLLOWERS' AID Washington, March 31- Sen. Lewis B. Schwellenbach, D.. Wash., in the senate today charged William Rnndolph Herast obtained news by "larceny and bribery" and had "done more to degrade the entire American press than anyone else in its history." Schwellenbach defended activities of the lobby committee whic h have been under fire by Hearst ir. his newspapers and in the District of Columbia supreme court where the publisher seeks an injunction to restrain the investigators from examining his private telegrams. Schwellenbach described working conditions on Hearst newspapers as a "disgrace." He said the FEW. LACK. CONTEST FINAL CHANCE FAINT WILLAMETTE TO SHARE V if-'- . . fit- -' Sontiam, Mary's River and Muddy Creek Work Is Included Late Filings Close Gaps in " '" Ranks Seeking Seats in Legislature 'No Quarter" Promised as New Wrangle Breaks Pension Ranks J publisher and his friends "gather and loll in luxury" in a $15,000,000 "Bavarian castle" in California while his publications are operat A" ed "on the theory or on the basis of a sweatshop." Expiration of the time allowed for filing of candidacies for nominations in the republican and democratic primaries of May IS found every office in Linn county and in the legislative district with at least one aspirant on each party ticket Last minute filings yesterday included those of Mrs. Viola Faller, Lebanon, for the office of county school superintendent; Pierce Jenks. Tangent, for the office of Reviewing events of the World A War, Schwellenbach charged certain news dispatches sent by the Associated Press eventually found their way into the offices of the 'ntcrnational News Service, a county clerk on the democratic ..earst service, a -4 ticket; George Billings, Lebanon, on the republican ticket for the office of sheriff and Victor Olliver, 448 FILE FOR 'republican, seeking re-nomination I Washington, March 31. Rep. John S. McGroarty, D Calif, today called upon "millions of Townsend supporters" to decide whether they would support him or continue in the rants of the founder of the $200-a-month pension plan, Dr. Francis E. Town-send. McGroarty emphasized lhat there would be no quarter in his feud with Townscnd which has ended McGroarty's role as chief spokesman in congress tor the Townsend movement. McGroarty charged that Town-send had deserted the original plan to rai&e pension funds from a two per cent transaction tax estimated to yield $20,000,000,000 annually in favor of a plan to issue tax-exempt securities offered by Sheridan Downey, the aged physician's attorney. Will Stand Pat "I no longer care what the doctor dots or what he thinks," McGroarty said. "I am going to stand pat on my bill which embraces tne original proposal and which 1 introduced at the last session of congress and at the present one- ' The millions of-Townsend supporters who have gone into the movement on the original propo Washington. March 31. The senate commerce committee today gave tentative approval to about (8,000,000 worth of flood control projects recommended by army engineers for the Columbia river basin and the Willamette river in Oregon and Washington. Largest of the proposed expenditures was $2,430,000 for construction of bank-protection works, with channel improvements, on the Willamette river and its tributaries, and $1,364,000 for levees on Sauvies island in Multnomah county, Oregon. -Other items included: Columbia Section: $1,600 for drainage districts in Multnomah county; $281,000 for Deer Island area; $329,000 for Scappoose drainage district; $216,- !U0 for Beaver drainage district in "olumbia county, and $116,000 for Vestland district in Columbia county. Willamette Section: $1,000,000 for channel below Harrisburg; $810,000 for Tualatin river clearance; $250,000 for Mol-alla river clearance and bank protection; $180,000 for Santiam bank protection; $40,000 for Clackamas river work; $70,000 for Mary'j river and Muddy creek,, and $80,000 for McKenzie river. Robert Elliott, professional executioner, who is slated to turn on the current to kill Bruno Richard Hauptmann tonight in the New Jersex state prison. j . Grand Jury Hears Wendef Angle, Might Ask for Stay "51 Trenton, N. J., March 31. Bruno Richard Hauptmann, weeping and praying in state prison death house today saw hit last legal chance of escaping execution tonight blasted by refusal of a plea for a new trial and a stay. . . . :i As the minutes ticked toward the hour he must walk to tht death chair there was only one fantastic and extra-legal hope lett for the condemned man. It wai a sensational last-minute maneuver by which the Mercer county grand jury might petition Gov. Harold G. Hoffman for a atay pending further investigation of the Strang case of Paul WendeL Judf Denies Plea ' With the condemned man red- eyed, sleepless, weeping and re fusing food, and moved to a new cell, his attorneys, C. Lloyd Fisher and Frederick A. Pope, accompanied by Attorney-General David T- Wilentz. went before Justice Thomas W. Tienchard, who presided at the original trial. . Fisher argued that the arrest o Wendel. who confessed the Lindbergh crime to Burlington county detective Ellis Parker but later repudiated the confession, was reason for a judicial stay of execution or a new trial. The aged jurist, who has been ill, listened to the impassioned argument -ot Fisheran -t argument which the attorney previously had admitted was futile and said no to both requests. Jurors Debate Step Meantime there had been dfx veloping another of those fiction-life situations which sag under the weight of bitter state political feuds and which have repeatedly I I BRUNO RICHARD HAUPTMANN WORKERS SEEK PENSION DATA lor tne oince 01 justice 01 me peace in district No. 1. Justice districts Nos. 8 and 9 are without candidates, v- Many Unopposed Mrs. Faller will append to her name on the ballot the statement: "Linn county teacher and Oregon Normal school graduate." Jenks has adopted no slogan, but Billings promise "Economy, Enforcement of the Law." In the republican primaries Stella Hoover, county recorder; Walter W. Larsen, candidate for county surveyor W. C. Templeton, county assessor; E. C. Fisher, coroner, in the county office group, and Judge Victor Olliver are unopposed, and the last named office has no democratic aspirant. STATE INCOME TAX DUE ON WEDNESDAY; RETURNS ARE HIGH Salem, Ore- March 31. By mail, and telegraph, the last belated filings for Oregon's May IS primary election came in today to bring the total number of candidates to 448, the most names ever written on a secretary of state's books in the state's history. In a last-minute rush, 177 filings were made the last day, also a new record. For the first time in years, the democratic party had a complete state ticket in the field, and had SENT TO EDEN sition will have to say as to which of us is right." An article signed by Townscnd in the."Towoseud Weakly" rebuk On the democratic side, Jenks, Salem, Ore., March 31. Heaviest income tax payments in history came to the state tax commission today. With tomorrow the last day. to pay, the' commission's bank account bulged with $1,340,311.21 in cash. On the next to the last day a year ago, only $977,034.35 had been paid. POUNTY NURSE TO "MAKE TESTS "FOR Berlin. March 31. Fuehrer Adolf Hitler sent his answer to the Locarno powers' peace proposals :f o xt. " -V 1 omer oince and N. ed McGroarty and asserted the OARP national headquarters was The list of candidates was divid to London by airplane today. HEALTH CONTEST not supporting his "private poli Joachim von Ribbentrop, special ambassador, left with the answer Treasurer Grover C. Nance C. Lowe, candidate for coroner, are all unopposed in the primaries. The republican legislative tick- : IPImmo Tr to Pin Twoi tical ambitions." Linn county relief workers, headed by Carolyn Doolittle, newly appointed relief committee secretary, will concentrate their activities during April upon work incidental to the new state-county old age pension setrup, U jvaj. revealed yesterday -at the regular meeting of the Linn county relief committee. The matter of pensions was brought up by Couety Judge J. J. Barrett, who conveyed to the committee the information he gleaned Saturday in Portland at a meeting of the state committee that the manner of gathering information concerning pensioners will be left up to the respective county relief committees. The course chosen here was adopted upon suggestion of Miss Doolittle that with the aid of information already available, and at 4:49 p. in. Ii was indicated Hitler reached his decision only this afternoon, MARCH LION HAS BAD CHILL; SNOW, DUST MARK EXIT Thirty-five per cent ahead or last year in collections, the commission estimated its total receipts would be $3,500,000, a million dollars more than was paid in 1935. Since many taxpayers remit to the state on the Installment plan, the total tax will not be received until Oct. 1. after long consideration. Hitler wus busy consulting Rib-ben trop and his cabinet colleagues ell day on his proposals. ( i'U-iM Tun to Fx Tw) MAY QUEEN WILL BE SELECTED IN FRIDAY ELECTION Ribbeutrop was to present the ed as follows: 246 republicans, 181 democrats and 21 non-partisans. Running for the legislature were 261 men and women, with republicans in the lead. In the presidential preferential primary. Sen. William E. Borah, of Idaho and William S. Bennett, New York attorney, were unopposed for the republican nomination for president and vice-president of the United States. President Roosevelt and Vice-president Garner had no opposition on the democratic ballot. For the most important state offices. State Treasurer Rufus C. Holman had W. E. Burke, Yamhill county senator, as his opponent on the republican ticket. Filed fnr fhfl Hjimnpraltr nnminafinn PROGRAM LISTED FOR COLLEGIANS' CONCERT THURSDAY! proposals to Anthony Eden, British foreign secretary,- as agent fur the Locarno treaty nations. 11 was indicated authoritatively Portland, Ore., March 31. The March lion went out today blowing his icy breath over the northwest and of soft April showers fall tomorrow they will blanket the Trial of Damage Suit. Nears that Hitler had intended to make End guided by pension records already nn filn nft Ikn nlni.t,a nffinn spring flowers with snow, the weather bureau forecast. ' )," oi lilt; t.isuiil uu l a uuuc, the social workers will be able to I ,1 : i . . Temperature throughout Ore gon and Washington was freezing nave an pension applications ana i information blanks disposed of by j May 1 without employment of ad-I ditional clerical help. According to this morning. Heavy snow fell in parts of the interior of Oregon and were U. S. Burt, Corvallis. and! Miss Doolittle s plan, the three social workers will each visit pension applicants in her respective district, with Miss Doolittle herself aiding wherever necessary, Announcement was made today by O. E. Mikeseil, federal emergency county agent In charge of 4-H club work, that Juanita Johnston, county health nurse, will examine all Linn county club members between now and the time of the annual Linn county club 4-H fair in connection with the newly inaugurated county club ' health contest. These examinations will determine the high scoring boy and girl in each club, to iurnish competitors for health honors at Inc fair this year, and will aid the boys and girls in completing their club work for the year, Mikeseil said, enabling them also to correct defects. The winners of the county-wide contest will represent Linn county at the state fair in a state wide-contest- . Tho state contest last year was won by Elmona Hurr, Shcdd, in the girls' division, while Gerald Horton of Sweet Home won secund place in the boys' division. Orville Flowerdew Buried on Sunday 'Harrisburg, March 31. (Special) Orville Flowerdew, ten-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Flowerdew, died of pneumonia Friday night. . The funeral service was held at the Miller chapel here Sunday afternoon. Burial twas in the Alford cemetery. The boy is survived by his parents and six brothers and sisters. The family moved here less than a year ago from Nebraska. , particularly in Albany. Persons an offer of a broad plan of pacification one so broad that foreign critics have condemned it in advance as likely to have no depth. First he considered sending the proposals on time today, through the British emDassy here or the German embassy in London. But it was indicated that he decided it better to proceed even more cautiously than hitherto because of two factors: "1 His 98.792 per cent triumph in the vote at Sunday's reachstag election. 2 The British decision, despite his protests, to join in early staff conferences with France and Belgium to agree on joint land, sea and air action in event of an unprovoked attack by any nation which would mean only Geimany on France or Belgium. Washington and in other parts the northwest wind whipped up dust storms. "Unsettled and continued cold," the weather forecast said today and there appeared to be little prospect of any general change for two or three days. Bend. Or.. March 31. The deepest March snowfall on' record covered Bend to a depth of six inches this morning. The Central Oregon highway to the east was reported now receiving pensions irom n county will be visited first and will be assisted in filling out their applications and in furnishing the Trial of the personal injury case of Richard Goerling vs. J. H. Beck, was believed to be nearing its conclusion today before a Linn county circuit court jury here this afternoon. While the prosecution still was calling witnesses at 2 p. m., court attaches believed the case would probably be finished before night, clearing the way for retrial of the case ,-of-James J. Cronin, accused of assaulting Claude Hulls with intent to kill. The Jury in the damage case is composed of John W. Alvin, C. F. Morse, Arch Ray, Emily C. Grimes, P. H. Walter, Lizzie Cyrus, Maude' Montgomery, Edward A. Chambers, Clyde McRae, Claudia M. Gill, and William O'Brien. The case involves an automobile-collision on the Pacific highway near the Calapooia bridge north of Shcdd last winter, in which Goerling alleges he was in Jack E. Allen. Pendleton. Burt is state president of the Young Democrats. Allen is a former administrator of the Oregon Liquor Control commission and ex-state senator from Umatilla county. . On his statement. Holman had no mention of the Townscnd old age plan which he recently espoused., but merely said "his record for economy speaks for itself. Favors old age pensions."' The race for United States senator will be heated. Sen. Charles L. McNary, Salem, minority leader of the upper house and sent to Washington, D. C, by Oregon for the past 19 years, is on the republican ticket against Sam Brown, Gervais, and Theodore G. ! niformation required that they , may receive the new pensions. It I was explained that the case of every applicant, whether new or ; already on pension, must be inves blocked by drifts and there were Albany music goers opportunity to hear the Albany college vocalists will come Thursday night when the music department pre scnts the college chorus and feature numbers in concert, at 8 p. m. in the First Presbyterian church, under the direction . ot Blanche Cohen. ; . Accompanists in this spring musical presentation will be Cherri Adams and Fred W. Neal. - The evenings program is as follows: "How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place" (Brahms) dhorus. "Where'ere You Walk" (Han del) and "M'Appari" (Flotow)- Clarence C. Slocum, tenor. ' "In Spring" (Barglcl) and "The, Piper of Love" (Carew) women's sextet. - 'i Folk songs: "Bendemeer's Stream," "Russian Snow Song", and "Dancing on the Green" t chorus. '", .. '. "Give a Man a Horse He Can Ride" (O'Hara) and "On the Road, to Mandalay" (Speaks) Peter Larson, bass. , . ' ; ' "In the Time of Roses" (Reich-ardt,) ;'Dawn" ' (Prothereo) and "Oh Night of Dreams" (Cadman) a capella chorus. "Oh God of God" (Wagner, "In-victus" and "Of Man River (Kern) male quartet. "II Bacio" (Arditi) Elkabeth Larsen. soprano. ' "Bridal Chorus" (Cowen)- chorus. , also reports that the wapinitia tigated anew. There are in Linn county now Initial steps in preparation for the annual Albany college May Day fete to be held Saturday, May . 2, arc announced by John E- Dry-ant, student body president, and the first election to determine the May queen will be held Friday. April 3. In case a majority vote tor one candidate is hot polled a second election will be held Tuesday, April 7. Candidates eligible for the queen's position are Wilma Dick, Elizabeth Larsen and Betty Richardson, Portland; Elaine Lyle, So-attle, and Bernice - Morton," Lebanon. All are seniors, and have attended the local institution at least two years, as provided in the student body constitution regarding the queen's position. John Bryant, as student body president, will automatically be prime minister for the occasiun. , Special invitations to the college rcicoi ation will be ii&ued to ail it:io.cnts in Linn county higii schools by the Junior class. Plans ai'e being completed to send coi-""lege entertainment into the hu:h tcnool student assemblies. Lcland Russell, Koscburg, has been appointed general chairman tor the lcstivities, ana subsequent committee chairmen are; Robert TaiT, decoratims; Wilma Baldwin, program; taildied Cole, processional, and Russell Hoyt, music. As in previous years the Y.W. CA. will sponsor the May day luncheon in the commons oi Woodward hall, in honor of the queen and her court. : Tentative plans schedule a May day dance honoring the queen, as a linaie to the day's festivities, sponsored by Delta Kappa Phi and Alpha Gamma surontits- Former students, alumnae, students of the Portland unit, and iacuity will be included in the guest list, in addition to the students attending trie local institution. highway to Portland was blocked. Mrs. Charles Watts Dies Monday Night SUFFERS SEVERE BURN A. Ackerman was reported to IPItm Turn to Put Tirol day to be recovering from severe buns on his hand, which he suffer ed Saturday when he seized a live wire which had blown down and was hanging between his residence From the Headlines By Deacon Richmond 253 such persons already receiv-1 ing pensions, it was Judge Barrett. New applicants will be investigated and aided after the existing pensioners have been dis-, posed of. The new pensions will range be- j tween $10 and $30 a month, de- pending upon needs of the respec-' tive applicants, Judge Barrett -ex-j plained. To facilitate work, the relief committee authorized Miss Doo-j little to close the Linn county re-lief office every afternoon between : April 1 and May 1, or as long as is necessary to complete the work.i The relief office, however, will be; and a pole on Broadway in West Albany- Ackerman was dazed by jured. He asks damages totaling $20,375. The docket for the remainder of this term is as follows: April 1, State of Oregon vs. James J. Cronin; April 9, George Rouse vs. Rufus I. Liles, et al.; April 10, American Mortgage & Loan Co. vs. H. T. Widdifield and April 13, Clara Hickman vs. Walter Stuart. Sessions will open at 0 a. m. each excepting April 13, when the tim is set for 10 a. m. The circuit court grand jury yes Mrs- Charles W. Watts, a resident of Albany for approximately 50 years, died in the Albany General hospital last night following a prolonged illness. .Her only doughter, a resident of Portland, is reported to be ill and perhaps net able to come to Albany lo attend her funeral. Mr. Watts oied in Alaska during the gold rush in that country and is burif d there. The funeral service, to be in charge of the Fortrtiiller funeral directors, will be announced l;:ter. the shock. He was extricated by George Shipman, a neighbor, who wrapped a coat around the wire "20,000 Smelt Fishermen Crowd Banks of Sandy" Smelt are coming up the Sandy one hundred million strong and, gathered on the river bank, is a and separated Ackerman from it SCIO WANTS I.N Information on the Albany soft-ball league has been requested by Scio, Joe Neuman, president of the league, said today. Although IB miles away. Scio has expressed the desire to join the loop. vast, expectant d jjt-. throng; an the I r i they'll dip (Pl Turn to Twn) AUNT HET BT ROBERT QUILLEN frisky fishes, Groening Resigns As Compus Censor Fox Pups Thrive On Nursing Bottle from the waters of the stream, in numbers that would satisfy most any angler's Italian Mystery Column Threatens to Cut Railroad terday convened, but inasmuch as all bound over cases had been dis- posed of by pleas to information and waiving of indictments and no matters were pending for investi-! gation. Judge McMahan dismissed J the jurors, who had been function-' ing for the last year. This will ne- cessitate drawing of a new grand' jury during the present term of dream. They don't have to have a dip-net. most anything - will do, for they court. M4i Salem Bicyclists Seriously Injured WILL WORK IN PORTLAND Announcement was made today Riverside, March 31. (Special) A nursing bottle is just as good as a mother in the opinion of seven tiny fox pups that are being reared at the Hugh Taylor farm in Benton county, if Howard Atke-son of Riverside has interpreted their feelings correctly. Atkcson uncovered a fox den on the Taylor farm while he was plowing there recently. The noth-ci was killed ts a sheep-slaying suspect, but her family was Resignation of Dr. A. A. Groening as censor of the Orange PeaL Albany college student publication, became known today as students prepared for issuance of a"n April 1 edition. Professor T. F. Mundle announced to the publication staff that Dr. Groening had resigned. The staff was requested lo submit material to Professors Eugene Burn and Mundle. Dr. Groening had no statement concerning his resignation- Editor Asa Lewelling. however, said, "I admired Dr. Groening. It was a pleasure to work with him for he was always willing to co-operate. 1 regret the unfortunate iucident leading to his resignation In which his authority was ignored by critical students." Objection was said to have been made by Dr. dip them up in baskets, and in bird-cages, too; they dip them in with bed-sp'rings and - with gunnysacks and pails; no matter what they're dipping with, a dipping seldom fails. The Salmon is a mighty fish, the trout is best for sport, the tarpon is a battler, according to report; but when it comes to eating, there isn't any fish that a thing upon the smelt, to make a tasty dish. And so the crowds will gather. cribing their advance in a war communique, said today; , "Their march was particularly difficult in some pajts not only because of the torrid heat but on account of the rocky terrain and an absolute lack of supplies." They had to march in blistering desert and volcanic hills. In reaching Sardo they occupied an important center in the Aussa district of the northeast and were in easy striking distance of the Awash river, sole water supply in the region, and the vital caravan junction of lladele Gubo, center of all the cross-cutting roads in the area. It is likely that arms have been smuggled across the border of French Somaliland, to the east, to the main road that runs south. Rome, March 31 A ? mystery column, of Italian troop has occupied Sardo, important center in northeastern Ethiopia, after a march of 220 miles from the- Eri-trean coast, a iar communique disclosed today. The advance constitutes a threat aainst the Ethiopian lines a new direction, while fears were of communication with the sea in felt 'among Ethiopian leaders that the 'important Lake Tana region in the northwest and Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway in the east-center might fall. The new mystery column started out from Absab, a secret port on the Red Sea opposite Aden of which little is heard, and from Bailul near 'it. Marshal Pietro Badoglio, des Salem. Ore, March 31 Jack Craig. 16, and William Trudgen. 15. were seriously injured last night when the bicycles they. were riding were struck from the rear by a truck driven by John Lank-tree, Salem. Craig suffered a badly crushed chest and Trudgen ' a fractured skull. Both boys were badly cut andbruised. Lanktree told pohc: he-did'-Siot see the cyclists, al- bv J. C. Irvine, manager of the Albany branch of the U. S. Na-j tional bank of Portland, that Ken-' neth C. Miller, assistant manager has been temporarily transferred : to the bank's headquarters in Portland for the purpose of assist-, ing the personnel at that unit in: respect to its various branch bank activities throughout Oregon. It is' expected that Mr. Miller will be away from his Albany duties .sev-1 eral v eeks, during which time C. j E. Lombard from the head office-will assist tAjc. Irvine in the activi-i ties of the local branch, the local manager said. ' "I wouldn't say that she always interrupts, but I've been talkin to her for twenty years and I haven't got to finish a sentence yet." (Coprriitat. ltU. rukllthtn r4leU) when there's a run of smelt, and . wade out in the river, where ice j would scarcely . melt, and they'll WALES RITES SET Funeral services for Roy Samuel Wales, who died at his home in Albany Monday of this week, will be held Thursday afternoon from the Fortmiller funeral home at two o'clock. Rev. Thomas D. Yarnes. pastor of the First Methodist chuich, is to officiate. though police said both bicycies Groening approving a story dealing with the recent campus-wide scoop fish out in barrel-fulls and were equipped with refleMors ! a ioad 0f fun along the Sandy j row. i.v.ui.jiM... river, wnen me smcu oegin to run.

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