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CLASSIFIED ADS lUieh nor than 4,100 home dally and art eagerly ml Put them to work for you. Advertising and ClreuUUoa TELETHONS IS News Department TELETHON 18 Th Albany Democrat- Id, Vol. LXXI, No. 133 i" , 'Ol Sw ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD, ALBANY, MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1937 The Albany Herald, Vol. LXII, No. 123 Engineers H 5 Valley Folk P Urge Project Over 600 Attend Salem Hearing to Argue for Control of Floods Salem, Ore., Dec. 20. U.R) Members of the board of army engineers sat in day-long public session here today to hear the pleas of Gov. Charles H. Martin and others that the Willamette valley development project be Immediately approved. The engineers, after an exhaustive survey of the situation, had recommended that work on the project be deferred while admitting there was same need for the proposed $56,000,000 program. Over 600 at-Hearing More than 600 persons from all parts of the valley were present at the session. Governor Martin opened the meeting with the request that the matter be given further consideration, pointing out the possible loss to the valley and the state from floods that are sure to occur on the river. Douglas. McKay, chairman of the Willamette valley development committee, pointed out to the engineers that while there had been no disastrous floods in the area in recent years, there was no evidence to indicate that there would be none in the future. He said that the sea-wall which protects the city of Portland is probably sufficient to stop any backwater from the Columbia, but that if a heavy downstream flood from the Willamette is ever coincident to a Columbia backwater, the sea-wall would aid little in preventing a general flood In Portland. Sadden Floods Feared He estimated that any flood of. as serious proportions as those which struck the valley in 1861 and 1804 would cause damage of from $500,000 to $2,000,000 in Portland alone and would endanger property valued at from $25,000,000 to $50,000,000. He said that an appraisal of the flood situation made in 1936 indicated, that, flood control would justify the entire cost of the project. : - General trend of the discussion was that the Willamette is subject to sudden and unexpected floods which endanger homes, property and life, and destroy hundreds of acres of tillable land through erosion. Another point was that th valley usually has a 70-day annual dry season when the blocked flood water could be released for irrigation to great advantage. Coshow Funeral Service'Held At Salem iThcy Did It Today A S ,. tf i f ft; . k I V I s " am am. I I J 1 yj Babe Escapes Unharmed As Covers Burn Home Gutted as Freak Alarm Mixup Delays Firemen's Arrival M. J. Dracgert, living between Fifth and Sixth streets on Main risked his own life yesterday short ly afternoon to rescue Jeanettc, 3- months-old daughter of Mr. and I Mrs. Harold B. Williatnson from names mat praciicmy aesiroyca their home at 1114 East Sixth street, and that figured in a fire alarm mix-up that has no prece dent in local annals. The baby had been left on the porch by Its mother directly in front of a window while she went to the home Of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Otto J. Williamson, directly behind her own home, to get some canned mill. Baty Is Unscathed wnen Mrs. Williamson re turned a few minutes later she saw ') flames spurting from a window of I i ni-r iiuuse, i urnea oacit oy inc flames from the rear door, she rushed around to the front porch, arriving just as Dracgert was wheeling her baby to safety. Draegert told Mrs. Williamson that he saw the flames burst a i i through the window overlooking . ' the norrh from his own hnmp nonr- by and ran over just in time to save the child. The carriage was ! scorched and a quilt covering it was badly burned, even as to the portion near the baby's face, but little Jeanettc escaped without a burn. Contents Total Loss The blaze consumed the entire contents of the Williamsons' home, and left only a shell of the structure. Mrs. Williamson learned later that E. A. Hudson, principal of Albany high school, and John Sweet, Ralph Rose, or Roe, top, and among others, had seen the fire Theodore Cole, two Oklahoma nd Hied to telephone to the fire iin. , . . . .. department, but could find no res- crim.nals who made good the first , idence nearby equipped with tele-escape from Alcatraz prison in phones whose occupants - were at Sari Francisco bay since the fed- nome. " eral government took it over as L Each ran then to a fire alarm , . T.. .. , . . 'box, Mr. Hudson to box 72 at a penal iHSTitution for hardened Fourtn and Madison 5treet and Mr. criminals. Ihey escaued under i Sweet to box 67 at Eiehth and Ghristmas Busjness Trends Here MFxed; General Tone Indicates More Gains Encouraged by a big day Saturi reaffirmed hi previous statements day, and by the fact that this year'! ! that business at the post office is Christmas shopping week is on 'good, and stated today that mail day longer than was that of last 1 volume is 4000 pieces ahead of year. Albany's merchants today j the total last year for the period were ltfoking upon their business between December 14 and Decern -and general outlook for this yearibcr 20. through rose-hued glasses. "i. The post office rush was unabat- Particuhrly lines in which low- j ed today, and Postmaster Hocken-priced or small goods are handled . smith was doubtful if the peak reported prosperous times, with would be reached before tomor-variety store? generally realizing row, and possibly not then, their biggest volume in local his-i Only two major lines of mer-tory. chandise here have fallen notice- Hardware lines were also up. a ' ably below last year's holiday vol- survey of local merchants re- ume, as far as could be ascertained, vealed, or were at least on a par , These two are the furniture and with last year's total. '.electrical goods lines. Clothing merchants reported; At worst, however, local mer-business from 10 per cent lower to chants estimated their position as 10 per cent higher this year than fur better than that of merchants last, but indications were regarded in strike-torn industrial centers, as pointing toward a universal in-1 and consider their showing far crease ti tnis week s business con-, better by comparison. tinues to maintain the pace set to ward the end of last week. Postmaster G. T. HockensmltK Belated shoppers were stilt caus ing brisk business in local stores today. Hooker Sells Store; Stiffs Plan Expansion After being given notice to .vacate his place of business and preparing to hold a close-out sale, John Hooker early this afternoon sold his entire stock of electrical merchandise to Roy Eastburn, who 1 crs. will proceed to liquidate the line of goods. Hooker had been notified by H. L. Stiff, of the Stiff Furniture Co. that the room occupied by cover of a dense fog. Alcatraz Escape Long Planned, States Warden Madison, each without knowledge of the other. They pulled the alarm levers simultaneously, by pure coincidence. The result was a confusion of bells, and the registration (Plraae Tarn Pamr St Important Problems To Be Talked by be needed for his expansion pro gram on Feb. 1. Stiff leased the entire building from F. H. Pfeiffer and W. L. Jackson last summer and will now make use of the space. 'i Hooker has decided to retire from the retail end of the busi ness and will devote his entire attention to his growing trade in electrical contracting, wiring, etc. Solons Hopeful For Action On , Housing Bill Threat of Anti-Lynch Filibuster Renewal Is Beat Down Washington. Dec. 20. UP The senate, driving to complete action on housing legislation during the special session, today overcame threats of a filibuster from south ern senators and postponed consideration of the anti-lynching bill until Jan. 6, Determined to enact the housing bill, designed to curb business re cession, even if it becomes necessary to delay adjournment until Thursday, administration leaders exerted pressure to win the anti- lynchlng delay. Hopeful Majority Leader Alben W. Burkley, D., Ky., said he still- is hopeful that the senate banking and currency committee will report the housing measure favorably this afternoon. He explained ...... ui u n .. .: . u j 4A Tacoma, Dec. 20. (UJO Republi- J.,, . k. ar.,;u,rin of them gaining control. John D. , b, Rcd rt, on tne ,ntl.iynch. M. Hamilton, chairman of the re-n biu durj th , da publican national committee, said of ,he ia, gession assailed the today before going into confer- eader8hip and sponsors of the bill ' v : for their tactics in Dressina1 lor ! action. The bill is being sponsored "Have the republicans a chance by Sens. Robert F. Wagner, D., to win the house?" Hamilton was ; n. Y., and Sen, Frederick Van asked shortly after his arrival by j Nuys, D., Ind. train from St. Louis. j Connally Irked "I , wouldn't go that far," he ' Connally criticized Barkley for Ticklish Task GOP Will Gain In House, Hamilton n Leaving the White House after conference with President Roosevelt, Secretary of State Cordell Hull shows great concern over the Japanese crisis. He carried with him Roosevelt's instructions for three demands for sat-isfaction to be made on the Japanese ambassador "when you tee him at one o'clock. me ttOOKer tieciric aiore WOUld, -i:' A ..k. ,u ..Kii . fiillm-o In rnnfor with thf nnnosi v puvu, tut i L7uuti.aiiB ys hi ' - -' make substantial gains." j tion in agreeing on postponement. "What is your comment as to ."Ho" d"e S'SlL th wnnio'"' i expect us to follow his leadership me senate. , if wf dont knQW whjt if isr.Con. "None," Hamilton answered. my asked "The senate setup is a peculiar j Barkey emphasized that the one this time. There are a num-ibill wouid automatically come be-ber of senators coming up who i fore the senate on Jan. 6. were elected in what you might, Connally said that if he was consider normal political years. ' disposed to filibuster I would mere is nine cnance 10 upsei start right now." H had ripnrfpH nn thi rours it these particular senators unless when the deal with Easthnm siirl-TMrT Roosevelt tries to do SO In denly came up this morning and had his advertisement which appears in today's paper all set when the change was made. Hooker has" been .a resident of Albany for many years. Before the death of the late J. H. Ralston he worked for the Ralston Elec- their primaries." Hamilton explained his visit Is one of organization. Hamilton will confer with Oregon party leaders tonight in Portland and later with California leaders in San Fransico and Los Angeles. Snow and Sub-zero Weather Strikes Over Midwest (By United Press) Snow covered the northern half) Chinese Reds Ask Left Regime To Resist Japanese Shanghai, ' Dec. 20. (U.B Communist leaders took advantage of the disorganization of the Chinese central covemmcnt todny to demand that Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, the national leader, es-stablish a new leg i me bearing farther to the left and strongly organized to resist Jdpan to the end. Reorganization of the government was reported to have started, with Yu Yu-Jen, president of the control yuan, or central steering committee, demanding the resignation of prominent leaders such as H. H. Kung, finance minister, and Wang Ching-Wei, former premier and member of the executive council. The Chinese were heartened in their resistance today by the ad mission of Japanese army author ities that their troops had boarded the American gunboat Panay as th Roeky mountains to the AP- l alK''utm-akk.h, uradil, t,nit.f San Francisco. Dec. 20. (U.R) ine escape ot two convicts from . ill Alcatraz was not done recklessly I IVPTflfR lYlPn on the spur of the moment to take advantage of a dense fog, but had' Lifer flukes, responsible for been planned for months before ' serious losses of sheep and cattle, it was executed, Warden James and rheumatism and cholera of A. Johnson said today in des-;hnos hnth pnemiM nf th hos Salem, Ore., Dec. 20. UK Fu- cribing the "inside story" of the 1 erower will come in for Dlentv neral services were held today i break. nt for Oliver Coshow. former chief Johnston said the convicts made'ing to be held in the Albany city justice of the Oregon supreme their to freedom by sawing hall at 1:30 p. m., Wednesday of i. wm uraii wiN.t 7 - ana wriggling through one of the this week, F. C. Mullen, county JnimUinn U DinlrAne lata! ' . " uaugjuci, .'.'"" ""iprisons supposedly escaoe-proor aeent. sad todav devices a detention window1 Each year livestock men suffer criss-crossed with iron bars and serious losses of livestock through heavy glass. The aperature was diseases, either as a result of only 83 inches high and 18 inches death or decreased ' quality at long. I marketing time, according to Mul- The escape was the culmination ' ten. With a better understanding of dangerous, patience -trying of these diseases, Mullen believes, work over a long period of time, me income irom nvesiocK, now of his interests in the auction relief work, who was in Albany ; from a trace in a few sections house on Ellsworth street. He will ' today on behalf of some children 1 to 7 inches at Dubuque, la., and dispose of the Hooker stock but! in her district who have been outi 16 Inches at Houghton, Mich will not continue in this line of business. Saturday. Burial will be at Rose burg Tuesday afternoon. He started his. law practice at Albany in 1890, later moved to McMinnville, and in 1897 went to Roseburg. He was in. the state senate from 1905 to 1909 and served on the state board of education, from 1909, to 1921. Gov. Walter M. Pierce appointed him to the supreme court in 1924 after the death of Justice Lawrence T. Harris. He was later elected to serve a six year term. After serving one year as chief justice he retired from the bench totaling $1,017,297.00 annually, may be increased. Other topics on Wednesday s Johnston said Equipped with some sharp in- patiently away at the machine- Ptfwn will deal with feeds and shop window bars, a .few minutes fnima' nutrition. Pasture condi-each day, Johnston said. !.ns for livestock are excellent ....,.. . this year, compared to those of .u" u ""-J last year. In an event of serious in 1932 to enter private practice in . " ' u y might kill out the (rraon noctiiPM hav onn I7ra m is born u H J""" " alr. "t 5 "eBr- feeding will become necessary. . j r. . Just wnat leeas csn be usea at 20-foot chff, and San Francisco ihP lowest nri will he rfisrussed ! SDPakers listed on the Droeram The escaped prisoners. Theodore are Dr. J. N. Shaw. Veterinarian, Cole and Ralph Roe, Oklahoma Oreeon State collese. H. A. Lind- il ,,tE,u... , U.. 1 I.. - - . He entered business as clerk and i "u . u B"UB"1 Bren' ana.'t: ascKman. rxien- J. horimp cm- rplarv I oua J ".i uicjr uimmicu sion speciuiiMS in animal nus- of the Brownsville woolen mills. 1 f',amH "eSCape-pror' Ieder"l bandry and farm crops. Oregon On December 25, 1886, he was, liland P"son. State college. All livestock men united in marriage to Elizabeth l At first Warden Johnston ex- of Linn county are Invited to at-Kav nf Brownsville, daughter of pressed the option Cole and Roe 'tend the meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kay who J drowned when they attempted to later removed to Salem where Mr. Kay founded the Kay woolen mills. Portland. Oliver Perry Coshow was August 14. 1863. at Brownsville Ore., a son of early Oregon pio-. bay neers. ne was eautaicu m puu' lie schools in Portland and at' tended the University of Oregon I from THREE COUPLES LICENSED Marriage licenses have been issued to Newell Hunter, 22. Sweet Home, and Nellie West, 18, Leb anon; Robert Gray, 24, and Frances Redmond, 18, both of Cor- vallis. and Ernest J. Heyerly, 26, nd Mabel Stutzman, 25, both o' Albany. STOEY HOl'B PLANNED Mrs. Ary Neptune, city librarian, announced today that a story hour will be conducted tomorrow at 3:15 p. m. for .children of the first, second and third grade schools in the library auditorium. Mrs. Daniel Freeman will read three Christmas stories. swim odii r idiiLi.u way 111 m kj am f II W swift tide. But today he indicated' Well, 1 II Tell TOU belief the pair were picked up by ! BY BOB BURNS a boat manned by accomplices, by ' mmm pre-arrangement. VISITS SISTER HERE Mrs. A. H. Gould, formerly of Albany, nou of Portland, visited Saturday here at the home of her Mster. Mrs. E. L. Umphrey. She was accompanied by her husband- Elks, Theaters Will Entertain Children. I don't understand all these political upsets over the country. Politicians are using the same methods they always did. so I guess it must be the people that Plans by the Elks lodge, the! are gettin' new ideas. Venetian and Rialto theaters are My uncle Orchie rsn for coun-now completed for entertaining all ty tax assessor this year and when children of Albany and immediate, I asked him how he come out, he vicinity on Christmas day. j took a little book out of his The children, up to and includ- j pocket and he said "Here's the ing 12 years old. are invited to at-"! history of my campaign. I lost 1.-tend these theaters at 10:30 1 214 hours of sleep thinkin' about Christmas forenoon. At the Vene-jit; lost 2 front teeth and some hair tion will be presented "Red Rope" j in a personal encounter; donated with Bob Steele. At the Rialto ! 1 cow and 6 sheep to county bar-"Hop-A-Long Cassidy" with Bill becues; gave away 2 pairs of sus-Boyd. tpenders, 4 calico dresses and $5.00 Following the shows th" ehil-Mn cash; kissed 128 babies; put up dren are to go to the Elks Christ-r4 stoves; walked 4.06 miles; mas party at the ' Elks Temple j shook hands with 9.508 people and where presents are to be awarded told 10.101 lies; attended 16 re-each child. La.t year the lodge jvivals and was baptized 4 times; game away 60 pairs of shoes to ; made love to 9 widows; hugged MRS. A. J. HURLEY DIES Lebanon, Dec. 20. (Special) Word was received here today by Dan Hurley that his mother, Mrs. A. J. Hurley, 90, formerly of Albany, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ivy Kerby, Spokane, Saturday, and will be buried at Toledo, Or., Wednesday afternoon. She is survived also by two other daughters, Mrs. Mattie Mc-Dougall, Corvallis, and Mrs. Annie Horning, Toledo. of school for the last two weeks i Forecaster C. A. Donnel of Chi- on account of having no shoes to j cago said the snow "might last wear. until Christmas." The parents of the children are I Temperatures dropped in the out of employment and have no ! eastern Dakotas, Minnesota, and trie Co. as an electrician and later j 1 bought the business from the es-1 Emergency Relief tate. He will move into a new I location before the end of Janu- TUnd IS Urged nrv l a .. . .. in emercencv renei riinn snnuin nnuirnians. , i. .. . -.l , .. rii,, u. . .ia. ...ui;ruj" " "I .." V,:.Z , r a .u k.. M. Japanese army auacne in iimu. his life here and recently disposed i Stone of Foster, long prominent in ' ported that the snowfall ranged p.1 nevertheless denTa that Japanese surface vessels had machine gunned the Panay after the bombing, despite official admission in Tokyo that the American warship had been machine gunned. There was thus direct conflict between the Tokyo and Shanghai versions. Miss Dora Gray to Be Buried Tuesday Oakville, Dec. 20. (Special) funeral services iur wi umu Gray, former resident of the Orleans neighborhood, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Mayflower chapel at Corvallis. Interment is to be in the Oakville cemetery. Miss Gray died Saturday noon at the Corvallis General hospital as a result of injuries sustained Wednesday evening when she was hit by a car driven by Howard Rasmussen while she was crossing Van Buren street between Third and Fourth. northern Wisconsin. It was 24 below at Bemldji, Minn., 10 below at Duluth, 14 below in Moorhead, Minn., and 10 below at Devil's means of furnishing the children shoes she says. The children were born in Linn county and are entitled to better consideration, states Mrs. Stone, despite the fact Lake. they are not technically on relief 1 rolls. She states she has appealed AT VETERANS' HOSPITAL to the county court and the county . .Charles Kutsch, jr., left today for relief office but has failed as there Portland, where he will undergo is said to be no funds to meet such j treatmer. at the U. S. Veterans' conditions. j hospital. . Where Convicts Made Alcatraz Escape U.S. Forces To . Stay In China, Hull Declares J Time Not Opportune f Now, Soys Secretory; -Waits Developments ' Washington, Dec. 20. (U.B Secretary of Stale Cordell Hull, awaiting Japanese response to protests ever the destruction of the U. S. S. Panay, informed Sen. William H. Smathers, D N. J, today that American troops and warships will remain In Chins. Hull Informed the senator that "the present does not seem an oppbrtune moment" for withdrawing troops and warships. , While administration affinals anticipated major development in the far eastern crisis within the next 24 hours, President Rood evelt continued in close contact with the situation. He conferred. at the White House with Under Secretary of State Summer Welles. Although . Welles declined to comment, it was assumed that he discussed the general far eastern situation with the president,' Hopes for Withdrawal " Hull's declaration that there Is no intention immediately to withdraw troops and warships from the orient was in reply to a letter foim CmDlhtrt faunrlntf . flllrh withdrawal. . yi "These vessels and troops have never had in any sense any mis sion ot aggression," the secretary wrote. "It has long been the desire and expectation of the American gov ernment, that they shall be withdrawn when , their appropriate function is no longer called for. We had thought a few months ago that the opportune moment for such a withdrawal was near it hand. The present, however, does not seem an opportune moment for affecting that withdrawal. Warning Recalled ' -' "Officers of the American gov ernment have repeatedly . and earnestly advised American citizens, in face of dangers incident to residence in China, to withdraw and are making every effort to provide safe means whereby they may depart. "During the current situation In China, the American military and naval forces have rendered important service in protecting the lives of American nationals,' in evacuating Americans from areas of special danger, and in making possible the maintenance of uninterrupted communications with our nationals and our diplomatic and consular establishments in the areas involved." CHILDREN INVITED Children as well as adults arc invited to the Maple Parent-Teacher association meeting at the Maple school tonight, Mrs. Justin A. Miller, president or tne group, announced today. The program will include plays by the Maple school pupils and intermediate orchestra numbers, under direction of Anne McConnell, principal. the needv munitv. children of the com- 40 old maids; got bit by 24 dogs and lost the election by 353 votes!" "V i- 7 ' m L'"iinlh i HI " 4aWAii.--.i.riiii i ihimi . nn if -SAyjiii t I n m m n Sdt Aerial-Closeup of the wst tip ot Alcatraz Island, Uncle Siiyi's escape proof penal institution in San Francisco bay where two Oklahoma criminals made the first break under cover of a dense fog. The two men, Ralph Roe and Theodore Cole, broke a window in the inside of the tire repair shop, skirted the building, broke a fence and leaped to a ledge below. From there they made their way to the water's edfje and apparently plunged into the swift flowing tidfrip. Fog was so dense that armed guards in towers one and two, could nt see the escaping "felons. . AUNT HET BY ROBERT QUUXZN finf "Jennie always says she feels bound to her second cousin by the tie of kinship; but judgin' by the money he's got, I'd say what ties her is purse strings." (Copyright, J937, Fubliahers Syn.) Four Plead Guilty T As December V Term is Opened . Four prisoners pleaded guilty, one not guilty and two who were arraigned entered no pleas at all when Judge L. H. McMahan con vened department No. 1 of ciN Only one of those pleading guilty was sentenced, and Judge Mc- . Mahan deferred action on five cases until December 28, taking ' no action at all on the seventh; case Sfve to place the defendant;1 on prooauon lor six monms. ,., waiter weiscneaei pieaaca noi guilty to a charge of assault with intent to kill, but disposition was postponed until December 28. l": i Luis Gutierrez was arraigned on an indictment charging illegal possession of marijuana,' but his attorney was not present and action on his case was postponed to December 28. W. E. Perkins, named in a secret indictment on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses, growing out of his wide- . spread salesmanship activities throughout Linn county pleaded guilty but sentence was deferred to December 28. Benton Hargraves, charged with the theft of $5 from the Squeed 'n Lee store here October 28, was" arraigned and placed on probation for six months without a plea.t Clarence Alumbough pleaded guilty to a larceny charge involving the theft of an automobile belonging to Kenton Starr October 8, and was likewise placed on probation foe six months. Albert Dunn pleaded guilty tq information on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses, involving the cashing of a $10 fictious check at Harris-burg August 21, 1934, and will be sentenced December 28. William J. Hayes pleaded guilty to a forgery information and was sentenced to two years in the state penitentiary, but was paroled to Sheriff Herbert SheU ton. ' Judge McMahan set the case ot the state vs. Ford C. Potter, accused of obtaining money under false pretenses, for January 4. . P The civil case of the Oregon Portland Cement company vs. M. O. Wilkinson et aL a retrial, was set for December 28,

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