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Telephone IS P ALBANY, LINN COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1936- The Albany Derr 3 at-Herald, Vol. LXIX, No. 226 The Albany Herald, Vol. LXI, No. 216 IN LINE FIGHTS OLSON RHJNELAND HOME, 1936 MODEL T MARTINrAI : HAUPIAI'S DEflTHTHDUGHT FLOOD THBEflT ADDS III K f 1,111111 HON FREE; STATE DROPS DEATH CHARGE CHARGED MTU GORRUPTACTS L U- r J X mmw- Warden Told Must Carry Out Sentence Unless Hoffman Acts Prosecutor Asks Dismissal for Man Who Stood Four Trials Death Toll in Georgia and Carol inas Counted at 40 Today Gosslin Paid Candidates' Filing Fees, States Herman Lafky JURY BROBE IS ASKED DECISION SURPRISES GOVERNOR IS SILENT GREENSBORO STRUCK -.I-!: I Word of Freedom Breaks 1 :') I -v Attorney Declares Checks , Will P.rove Guilt of Secretary Tennessee River Rising; Cold Wave Brings . More Misery Condemned Kidnaper Due for Execution at 5p. m.,P.S.T. i I Reserve, Brings Tear Flood I Iy i J San Jose, Cal., April 3. David Lamson, former Stanford university campus leader, became a free man today for the first time in -'-! iK three yeers when wife murder Ci oilier Smith, Oklahoma City attorney. above. Is regarded as the niniat likely choice to succeed Robert E. Clements as the "spark pluit" of OAltP, the Townsend Plan organization. Smith now Is vice president of Townsend cluhx. He has been prominent in Oklahoma politics for years and was a Democratic candidate for U. 8. semi-, .tor In 1932, being beaten by Elmer. Thomas In the runoff. Support of Father Charles E. Couuhlin's National Union for Social' Justice has been thrown to Mrs Thomas D Schali, above. In her campaign, against Gov Flnyd OUon of Minnesota for the V S Senate seat of her lat" bun-bun ii Blind Senator Schali wa killed by an auto near Washing ton nevcral months ago charges on which he was tried four times were dismissed. District Attorney Fred Thomas requested the charges be dropped following an unsuccessful effort to convict Lamson in the fourjh trial which ended March 24. ' Lamson almost broke down as 1 NOT DEAD Salem, Ore., April jtfW. L. Gosslin, private secretary to Gov. Charles H. Martin, wbs accused today of allegedlviolating the corrupt practices act and will be questioned by fie Marion county grand Jury, District Attorney W. H. Trindle told the United Press. Prosecution of Gosslin was demanded by Trindle by Herman E. Lafky, Salem attorney. Gosslin was accused by Lafky of paying the filing fees of four candidates for nomination and election 'to the state legislature. Penalty Jail ar Fine Lafky wrote the district attorney this was a violation of section 3B-2420, Oregon code: "No holder of a public position or office other than an office filled by the voters, shall pay or contribute to aid or promote the nomination or election of any other person to public office. No person shall invite, demand or accept payment or contribution from fuch holder of a public position or office for campaign purposes." Penalty upon conviction under the corrupt practices act is one PENSION PROBE IS SUSPENDED HOCKLEY (By Vnit4 Pnu A flood menace and a cold wave today were added to the weather discomforts of the south which counted 40 dead from tornadoes and electric storms in five states. Tennessee was the sixth southern state brought Into the weather picture as the Tennessee river rose rapidly. A sudden drop in temperature occurred after the storms. River Rising Rapidly Georgia counted 25 storm dead 18 at Cordele and seven in other sections of the state. Other deaths in the south were: 12 at Greensboro, N." C, from a tornado; one Alabama tornado victim; one killed by high winds in South Carolina; and one struck by lightning near Apalicoocola, Flu., as northwest Florida was visited by a heavy wind. With the tornadoes came torrential rains over most of th; south, and the greatest flood threat was from the Tennessee river. For d second time in a week, the river was rising rapidly at Chattanooga and will reach 34 feet there four feet above flood stage by tonight. -Homes Smashed Flat Damage at Cordele passed $1,-, 000,000 and was estimated at $1,-500.000 at Greenville. The culminating blow of a day of disasters in the south at the hands - of' "the element struck Greensboro at the height of a heavy rain and wind storm just Along the Rhine on a Sunday afternoon, the strolling burghers of Alsace have two attractions to divert them. One is soccer football, the other is the celebrated Miginot Liie. Village football draws the biggest crowds, but there are hundreds of citizens promenading among the mysterious and menacing outcrops of reinforced concrete which sprout unexpectedly from peaceful fields and wood clumps. The nrmy is on guard here, in. that nonchalant and apparently shiftless way which is the French "poiluV' tradition. Pictured about a 'poilu" leans against a Haginot lines blockhouse with camouflaged dome atop, his rifle at his side. ? While no more money is now available for new public works Trenton, N. J April S.Thore . appears to be no hope now for Bruno Richard Hauptmann. HU death in the electric chair at S p. m. for the Lindbergh baby murder seems certain at the close of a day crowded with fantastic developments. Shortly after 3 p. m. Attorney General David T. WilenU told Mark O. Kimberllng, head keeper of New Jersey state prison, that It was the prison authority's duty, la the absence of a last minute reprieve, to carry out the order of the court. , KImberling Asks Advice WilenU had been asked by Kim-berling to clarify Hauptmann' legal status In view of the sensational cycle ot events which brought another man Paul H. Wendcl to. Mercer county jail, charged with the crime for which Hauptmann is to be executed. In his reply to Kimberllng, Wil-entz said there were three ways in which Hauptmann's life could be saved, but two of them already have been tried and have failed. The loopholes to life listed by WilenU: - - - Reprieve Passible 1. A reprieve by Gov. Harold G. Hoffman, which, according to the attorney general, Kimberling would be required to obey. WilenU reiterated his ""Belief a reprieve Would be Illegal," but cautioned Kimberllng he should observe one if . granted. Hoffman gave no immediate indication as to whether he planned another reprieve, although he has said repeatedly he was without legal authority to delay further Hauptmann's doom. 1 2. A stay of execution by the projects, the PWA Is by no means he realized his long fight was over. As the court approved dropping the charges, he turned scarlet. Then his face became ashen and he broke Into sobs. He was close to collapse as his sister, Dr. Margaret Lamson, his staunchest ally in the tragedy of his life, threw her arms around him. Friends rushed from their seats in the courtroom to surround him as he sat slumped in his chair. He was crying profusely by this time. Dr. Lamson and deputy sheriffs assisted htm from the chair and him, almost to the point of carrying him, back to his cell to make his preparations to return to the world outside prison walls. The district attorney's decision occasioned some surprise, for there was much sentiment In Santa Clara county that the case, developing from the death vol- Allene Thorpe Lamson on May 30, 1933, be followed to a successful conclusion, which either would acquit Lamson or would convict him. Washington, April 3. House Investigators of old age pension schemes today took .up new and reputedly "not" trails into the financial background of the Town-send movement. Public hearings were suspended for at least 10 days to permit a search for new evidence. Chairman C. Jasper Bell, D., Tangent to Crimson Trail a dead issue, C. C. Hockley, PWA administrator for Oregon, told the Albany Rotary club today. Though no more projects can finally approved at present, Mr. Hockley said, his office is acting under authority to continue receiving applications and preparing groundwork for projects, against the time If and when more money is rendered available. Markers Show Halsey Road year in a county jail, a fine of not more than $5000, or both. The district attorney said he would proceed with an lnvestga-tion as soon as he was personally ( mo., made the suspension announcement unexpectedly after a closed session of the group during Mr. Hockley' said that he has been informed officially that the administration has not given up ,jn.jjssession.oiTrre,mcwvne fxia Mhe grand jury would probaoiy question Gosslin next Wednesday. "Nothing to Conoeal" which the future program was discussed. : ; - The action followed disclosure that Dr. F. E. Townsend. co-author of the $200 a month pension plan, collected approximate! v $1,700 from followers in his old age revolving pensions, Ltd., for a third party during a mass meeting in Los Angeles, Cal., last Febru latter darkness fell, j The tornado struck the south-i western corner of the. city first, j smashed an entire block of small the idea of perpetuating the PWA, and it is now the function of his office to see that projects are ready for aprpoval at any time more funds are appropriated. Such projects, however, must conform to the rule that all pro Gosslin, first state president -of the Young Democratic League of , Oregon, is a holder of a public of- j tice "other than an office filled by j the voters," having been appoint-. I ed by Governor Martin. He has been private secretary to the gov-1 iinor since Jan. 14, 1933. . Lafky is president of the homes flat, skipped into the air for half a block, and roared then with almost unbelievable havoc across the entire width of the city. jects henceforth must be truly ILDUCE DEMANDS SANCTIONS TRADE FOR LOCARNO AID worthy and needed. Accordingly Mr. Hockley urged that any com Hunterdon county court In which munities that need PWA projects proceed to apply just as though Hauptmann was tried. Justice approval were possible, tnat they may not be delayed if or when the Thomar W. Trenchard, who presided over that court, has denied a stay of execution. BORAH'S FORCES MEET DEFEAT IN N. Y. PRIMARIES "Crackpot League," named after a teim used by -the governor in political specehes. Latky is a candidate for the republican nomination for Marion county district program is restored. 3. Communtation oi nentence Oregon has benefited to the of $18,000,000 directly from Asked why 200 and ho more noji less red ragswere displayed, a member of the highway crew said today "we ran out of rags. We counted not less than 48 more places where there were wrecks, but did not mark them." . Furthermore, it was found, many more accidents have happened on this road within the last year without leaving marks? now perceptible. Some of those marked and a few not marked resulted in loss of life or serious injury to victims. At some points as many as four rags appeared within a - distance of less than 20 feet, and at several places it is shown that two wrecks have almost coincided. A Halsey garage owner said yesterday that during the last year he has extricated 88 cars from ditches on the Pacific highway in the vicinity of that town. In one day, he said, he was called out on nine wrecks and another Halsey garage operator that same day extricated 11 wrecked cars. In the opinion of these garage owners and of state police who have investigated wrecks along this road the large majority of these accidents have been due to the manner in which that section of road is constructed rather than to careless driving. Whije surveys of this bottleneck section are reported to have been made, no actual reconstruction is as yet started. Motorists traveling the Pacific highway between a point four miles south of Tahgent and "the northern city limits of Halsey have been puzzled in recent weeks by the appearance of small red rags tied to fences and otherwise displayed on either side of the road. Investigation revealed that each of these rags marks the spot where an automobile accident has occurred within the last year, as indicated by tire marks, broken fences, . power or telephone poles, dented banks, or other evidence found by the highway maintenance crew which has been engaged in maintaining this section of roadway. The rags, it was found, were placed along the road at the instance of William E. Chandler, division highway engineer, who is interested in compiling data lor submission to the stat? highway commission pertaining to the condition of the "death trap" sei tion of the Pacific Highway ilong the section beginning where the pavement becomes narrow and highly crowned south of Tangent up to the northern limits of llalxiy, a distance of eight 'miles'. Along this 3-mile stretch of road it was found, by coun vs-terday that there are 200 accident markers, most of them tied to fence wirtf, but some nailed to poles or displayed on sucks pegged into the road bank. On the east side of the road are 1 1 1 markers and on the west side 89. attorney at the May 15 primary! the PWA, Mr. Hockley said. This has resulted in employment of by the court of pardons. That court has rejected two pleas for clemency by Hauptmann's lawyers. JURY COMPLETED. election. "I am perfectly willing to appear before the grand jury at any time," Gosslin told the United Press. "I 7,000 men. Inasmuch as each in Albany, N. Y April 3. Borah-for-president forces were defeated in yesterday's primaries and New York's republican delegation will go to the national convention un- stance of such employment mearisJ Paris, April 3. Premier Benito Mussolini insists on abolition of sanctions - against Italy before Italy will re-assume her role in European affairs, count Charles de Chambrun, ambassador to Rome, informed the government to'duy. - - Chambrun made his report at a meeting of ambassador, called from the principal capitals of Europe, to confer with Premier Albert Sarraut and Foreign Minister Pierre Etienne Flandin on the Rhineland crisis. The ambassadors from Berlin, London and Brussels also attended. The conference discussed the advisability of sending a detailed plan for the consolidation of European peace as France's reply to Germany's latest proposals. provision for three or four more, and an expenditure of a correspondingly large amount from other sources, the PWA has been indirectly and directly responsible , pledged. Seventeen candidates -pledged to " . r i TESTIMONY OPENS ' IN CRONIN'S TRIAL' ary 20. Robert. E. Clements, former OARP secretary-treasurer, testified he urged the doctor to put the money as well as that of all other mass meetings into the OARP but that he refused to do it. This brought a different version of what happened at the meeting at which 12.000 Townsend followers paid admissions of 25 cents each and added a' collection of $2,000. Sheridan Downey, Townsend's counsel, complained Bell refused him permission to testify. He said money was "impounded" in California to defray expenses of the third party movement but that the movement is now "dead." .He said there was no official connection between OARP and the third party mass meeting. John Bloodsworth, Detroit public accountant, testified he and four other accountants employed bv the committee had examined OARP books for "fifteen or sixteen days" and found them "incomplete" and "muddled" to such an extent that it would require from $30,000 to $40,000 to get a "complete" accounting. PImm Turn to Pik Twoi NELSON MAY BE EXPELLED FROM RUN FOR SENATE for employment of in all approximately 27,000 persons and a total Selection of a jury in the casa of the state vs. J. J. Cronin, accused of assaulting Claude HulU wltt expenditure of more than $50,-000,000 in Oregon since 1933, he added. " Of Oregon's 120 PWA pro "Salem, Ore.r April 8. Theodore' G. Nelson, Salem Townsend ite, , candidate tor the republican nom-j ination for United States sena intent to kill, was completed this afternoon and taking of testimony was started. Thus was resumed the trial of the man whom the state attempt jects, Mr. Hockley explained, 60 are school projects and all are constructive. oenaiur n imam r,. noran, were defeated by uninstructcd delegates supported by the regular organization. New York's democratic delegation will go to the Philadelphia convention pledged to President Roosevelt, the primaries determined. The overwhelming defeat of the Borah forces which were led by former tate chairman W; Kings-land Macy. Congressman Hamilton F. Fish, jr., and William Ziegler, was a victory for Chairman Vel-vin C. Eaton, who had fought for an unpledged delegation. "We are poud of our program, Mr. Hockley said. "Throughout all ed vainly to prove "beyond rea-. sonable doubt' had shot Hulta through the head as the two lay in this expenditure our administration has never been charged with graft nor has any implication of mishandling been made." Elks London, April 3. Members of the British, French and Belgian general staffs will meet here soon to plan joint defensive action in event of an unprovoked attack against France or Belgium, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden announced today in the house of commons. Installation Held Friday Night snow on the side of Blain mountain near Brownsville November 1, 1935. The jury was to have been tak tor, today faced possible expulsion from the May 15 primary election race. Secretary of State Snell asked Attorney-General Van Winkle to check Nelson's petitions to see if the-Townsend endorsee had ob- ' tained 1000 legal signatures, of registered voters in seven counties the amount needed to put his itame on the ballot. Examination of the petition-revealed possible flaws that might invalidate Nelson's candidacy, :t Rev. M. M. Stocker; pastor of the en to the scene of the alleged First Presbyterian church also The installation of officers in the Egan's Condition Reported Weaker spoke at today's meeting, discuss ! Elks lodge last evening was large-i ly attended and supplmented by a ing some of the major current From the Headlines By Deacon Richmond events. Rev. Stocker first reviewed the was learned. i . -Nelson would not be able to Japanese political and military situation, pointing out that there is apparently a growingly strong opposition in Japan to the aggression policies of the military party. PLANS CALIFORNIA TRIP Mrs. Dick Muller plans to leave Saturday morninj for Bakersfield, Cal., to visit at the home of her brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hart. Mrs. Muller will also visit in Los Angeles and other places in California before returning to Albany. She expects to be away from Albany indefinitely. 'Trices of Gasoline On Way I'p After Month of Cnt Rates" Now Standard' Oil has given us a little breathing SPELL with Union tagging snooting today, but weather conditions prohibited. A similar attempt was made last January during the trial that-ended in a deadlocked jury, but then, too, weather prohibited complete accomplishment, and the jury was able only to approach the spot. Mark V. Weatherford is assisting District Attorney J. K. Weath-erlord, jr., in the prosecution as deputy. W. W. McKinney is again defending Cronin. County Surveyor Glenn Peck was the first witness called this Referring to the administra- stay in the race by paying the $tuO filing fee now, State Department officials believed, ' because he made no request for late payment. David O'Hara, manager of the elections division, said candidates often asked when filing program by talent from Salem directed by Walter Kcy'es, The officers installed were Roy Kyle, exalted ruler; Melvin Baltimore, esteemed leading knight; John Redenius, esteemed loyal knight; Walter Kropp, esteemed lecturing knight; A. C. Jensen, secretary; P. A. Young, treasurer; Fred Ross, tyler; Glenn Junkin, trustee; Clinton Arnold, esquire; A. G. Senders, chaplain; Walter Arbuthnot, inner guard and Bob Stevens, pianist. Ray McDovitt officiated as installing officer. An informal social hour and refreshments followed the program. (Pint Turn to Tig Two) Valley Association Gets Heavy Inquiry The Greater Willamette Valley association, ' organized several months ago to advertise and to cooperate in developing the resources of the Willamette valley, is steadily attracting wider attention in the states where advertising has been placed. . - At present the organization is advertising in 17 newspapers out of the state. Yesterday 115 letters were received as a result President C. H. Murphy and Secretary C. E. Williamson have employed a secretary to have charge of the heavy correspondence being received. Booklets by the hundreds are being distributed. Ip addition to the officers who reside in Albany members on the board of directors are from Portland, Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, Shedd, Lebanon, Scio, Woodburn, Silvcrton, Newberg, Greesham, Gervais. Monmouth Independence and Forest Grove. Members are being received in all sections of the valley it is said to cooperate in promoting the work. Safety Demonstation Flanned on Thursday right along, and General, and SHELL, they've got their heads together and de-c i d e d to INCREASE the price of gasoline and oil and dif- Boy Gets Concussion Running Into Tree petitions to be allowed made i no such request when he delivered i his petitions Monday, lart day for: AUNT HET BY ROBERT QUILLEN afternoon. Everett, Wash., April 3. Physicians watched with growing concern today the condition of H. Chandler Egan, of Medford, Ore., former U. S. amateur golf champion, critically ill with pneumonia. Attendants said Egan was "much weaker" after a blood transfusion. He was stricken while supervising construction of a new golf course at the American Legion memorial park. . ' Oxygen was administered to Egan last night and early today. His condition took a decided turn for the worse last night, hospital attendants said. Egan won the- national amateur championship more than 20 years ago and has been several times Pacific Northwest amateur crmrn-pion and a member of the American Valker Cup team. Golden Wedding Celebration Set ailing, OHara said. Bobbie, seven and one half- Seniors Use Shears On Bench Breakers WPA WORKERS STRIKE Spokane, Wash., April 3. Two hundred WPA workers walked off the Indian Canyon project and a lateral sewer job todai in protest Suspension Orange Peal 'Temporary' of the impending removal of 1500 WPA workers in this district. "If the men strike five days they may be permanently suspended," de year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Coleman of Albany, was reported recovering at his home from severe concussion which he suffered late Wednesday when in running on the Central school grounds he collided with a tree. The boy suffered a severe bruise on the side of his head, and was rendered unconscjous for approximately four hours. He was still confined to bed today, but was not believed to be in danger. clared District Administrator Joa Ott. MEETING TONIGHT Arrangements for the Inter- church Brotherhood meeting in the i-J- 1 f e r e n t i a n ft , GREASE. They I I Ck I say crude 'l ls Laitl -. ,U Eetting scarce and so they raise the PRICE; it may be good for profits but we claim it isn't NICE. We howl about a rise in price, because it is a RISE; that everything is relative, there's no one now DENIES. If gas had sold at twenty-two and then dropped drown to TWENTY, we'd all be just as pleased as Punch, and go and buy a PLENTY; but, when the price has been eighteen and then goes up two CENTS, we tear our hair and wail and cry about the great EXPENSE. This isn't anv alibi for companies PROFITEERING, but we know verv little of the cost of ENGINEERING, and what the gas is reallv worth is not what brings the FROWN; it's the fact that it is. going up, when it has been way DOWN. The administration building of Albany college donned the garb of a barber shop this morning, when senior class members took' to task Underclassmen who damaged the senior bench recently as! an April fool prank. j Guilty pranksters forcefully bowed to tunes of the barber clip-! prs, after available efforts were made to dodge the upperclassmen. Seniors, giving "no" for an answer concluded shearing ceremonies. The senior bench, presented by the class of "32 was removed from its location in front of William .Henry Gray hall, by culprits, to the south side of the building,' where it was damaged considerably. An attempt will be made to Evangelical church tonight at 7:30 p. m. were reported completed today. Rev. Virgil Halbig U the scheduled speaker. A pie sup Temporary suspension of the Orange Peal, Albany, college student publication, was made known yesterday by President T. W. Bibb. President Bibb could not be reached for comment today. A conference with student reporters disclosed that the publication will now be utilized for "various Classes" under the jurisdiction of the English department and supervision of Professor T. F. Mundle, newly appointed censor. Present editors will not be retained, the president said. Studeit reporters have received orders from the administration that all campus news must bear the okeh of Prof. Mundle, head of the English department. per will conclude the meeting. The golden wedding aniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Willard'of Corvallis is to be celebrated at their home there, 344 North Tenth, on Sunday, according to their daughter, Mrs. C. E. Williamson of Albany. In addition to Mrs. Williamson, other children expected Id be present for the celebration ar Glenn and Everett Willard of Albany. Jay Wiilard of Eurtka. Cal., and-Mrs. P. T. PIcyhart of Mis COLLEGE BOARD SLES Members of the Albany college board of trustees are plaintiffs in a suit filed in circuit court here against Otto P. Rahn and Rose Rahn, now Rose Miller et al, to collect $1000 allegedly due on a note, and asking foreclosure of a mortgage given as security. The note was. originally given to M. C. Hawkins, but was transferred by her to the plaintiff, the complaint sttaes. JURY GETS CASE New York, April 3. The fate ot j E. H. Young M Oakland, Cal., representing the" public relations 'service of Montgomery Ward and j company,, was an Albany visitor j yesterday to confer with local I manager, J. B. Taylor, and city j official?. On next Thursday, April 9, a safety driving demonstration will jbe sponsored on First street, according to the agreement reachd. "I hate to shake my finger at Pa; but if I don't do some-thin' to aggravate him, he never hears what I'm sayin'." (Copfright, Its. Fubltahtn SrodlcaU) Vera Stretz, pretty blonde art student, charged with the first degree murder of her German lover. Dr. Friti Gebhardt, was placed in tho restore it. j Participants names in this morning's row were not revealed. j keeping of a Jury of 12 men today. soula. Mont.

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