The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942, March 21, 1919, Image 1

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The Athena Press circulates in the
homes of readers who reside in the
heart of the Great Umatilla Wheat
Belt, and they have money to spend
If this notice is marked RED, it aig
nines that your Subscription expires
with this issue. We will greatly ap
preciate your renewal $2.00 per year
Entered at the Post Office at Athena, Oregon, as Second-Class Mall Matter
Umatilla county must contribute
20.000 pounds of old clothing for the
refugee population of Europe, and
Athena's portion is 1500 pounds The
collection of this material will be un
der the direction of the Red Cross, and
the time for collecting it has been set
for next week, March 24-ail, inclusive.
Mr. and Mrs. Frooine have kindly
consented to receive all donations at
the St. Nichols hotel. Those unable
to bring their donations to the hotel
may have them called for on Saturday,
the nuth. if they will communicate
with Mrs. Le Grow. Mrs. Sharp or
Mrs. J. A. Kirk, of the Red Cross.
Those residing in the country are es
pecially asked to donate generously in
this drive, as the bulk of the towns
people's supply was sent in the former
The following notice has been re
ceived for publication:
To the Officers and Members of
Umatilla County Chapter, American
Red Cross: A call has been made on
us for 10 tons, i. e. , 20,000 pounds of
old clothes, by our national headquar
ters through divisional headquarters at
Seattle, for the refugee populations of
the devastated war torn regions of the
battle zones of Europe.
Shoes, under clothes and clothing
of all kinds for men, women and chil
dren suitable for people living in small
villages and in the country is the es
sential need. No uniforms or flimsy
materials wanted. Old garments that
can be made over by the refugees is
the principal requirement.
The call is urgent. The time set
for the collection in this county is
March 21 tn 29. See your local Red
Cross officers and arrange for a house
to bouse collection. Ship by freight,
express or mail to Claud Fenland,
County Chairman, Pendleton. Oregon.
R. W. Ritner, Chairman.
Umatilla County Chapter American
Red Cross.
You can put your sport ear to the
ground and distinctly detect mutter
ings of approbation favoring a base
ball team in Athena this season, com
posed ot local players. There is no
mistaking the sounds which indicate a
real come-back of the great National
Tangible assets of this season's base
ball prospects locally, just now Include
"Rusty" Shick, southpaw; grojnds
and grand stand; Billy Littlejohn. pre
mier fan; Sid Barnes, expert score
keeper; Bill Parker, mascot.
"This is the nucleus, but it's enough
and plenty to start the game here this
season." remarks one enthusiast, who
believes in getting out among the fans
and stirring them up. With the return
of the boys from the army and their
fitting back into their accustomed
places in the community, normal con
ditions will be resumed and the old
time spirit will assert itself once
more. The average fan believes base
ball to be the proper brand of amuse
ment, and perhaps next week the
Ffess wiil be able to publish a list of
prospective player talent.
y anS,
Logsdon -Mansfield.
The wedding of Albert W. Logsdon
Miss Maude Mansfield occurred
Monday, March 17, at 3 o'clock, in
Walla Walla, the cerenuny being per
formed in the Central Christian church
with Rev. A. R Llvrette officiating.
Only immediate relatives weruivssent
to witness the nuptiaU. ' We.WRng an
nouncements indicate that the young
couple will be at home to their friends
in Athena, after April 1st. They will
occupy the Mansfield residence on 4 th
street. Both ore well known in this
city, where the bride grew to woman
hoods, having lived here with her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Mansfield,
until going last summer to Walla
Walla to reside. The groom is one
of the proprietors of the meat mar
ket, with which he has been connected
for several years. The newly weds
w'll receive a royal welcome from
their large circle of friends.
Franch Orphans Adopted.
,a people have responded gen--lOMly
in the adoption of "Trench
fatherless children, and Mrs. Le Grow,
who as head of the local Red Cross has
charge of the list here reports that
eighfnave been spoken for as follows:
Athena Library Board, Alfred Laroche
five years old; Mrs. Jennie E. Barrett.
Robert Lebouc, aged 2; Athena Knit
ting Club, Marcel Leblond, aged 10,
Rene Inwjller aged , Guy Jacques
aged 5, and Lonis Jacques, aged 7 ;
Margaret and Pauline Scott, Alice
Inwiller, aged 18; Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Banister, Pierre Lacombe, aged 8.
One other nam will doubtless be
taken today.
Principal Events of tho Week
Eriefly Sketched for Infor
mation of Our Readers.
P. P. Gouley, 73 years old, who has
lived in Marion county since 1859,
when he crossed the plains to Oregon
from Michigan, died at his home In
James Asher, George Udy and Claude
H. Huffman are dead as a result of
an internal explosion of a Scotch ma
rine boiler in the basement of the
Corbett building In Portland.
United States Senator McNary is
now visiting at Birmingham, Ala., and
will not return to Oregon until April,
according to a letter received by the
senator's brother, John H. McNary.
Charles H. Green, United States
wool distributor and administrator for
the Pacific northwest, has forwarded
his resignation to Washington and
will close his office In Portland April 1.
Captain James P. Shaw of Milwau
kle has been appointed by the board
of control as commandant of the Sol
diers' home at Roseburg to succeed
Commandant Markee, who has resign
ed. Indorsements of R. A. Booth for
highway commissioner and appeals
that he be persuaded to remain on
the commission, are being received by
Governor Olcott from all partB of the
An inspection of all the high schools
in the state to see If they comply with
the requirements for standard high
schools is now being made by J. A.
Churchill, superintendent of public in
struction. More than 40 of the farmers of the
Scholls neighborhood, south of Beaver
ton, attended a soils school, conducted
under the auspices of the Washington
County Farm bureau, in the Scholls
Grange hall.
The Jersey breeders of Jackson
county have organized an association
to assist in promoting the breeding at
high-class cattle, under the name of
the Rogue River Valley Jersey Breed
ers' association.
Farmers' and homemakers' week and
rural life conferences at Oregon Agri
cultural college, which were aban
doned last winter because of war con
ditions, will be held next winter, De
cember 29 to January 3.
Sutherlin will have a cannery the
coming season large enough to take
care of the present fruit crop. Two
buildings will be erected to take the
place of the Sutherlin EverfreBh plant,
destroyed by fire last summer.
It has been announced that June 17,
18 and 19 have been selected as the
dates for the department encampment
of the Woman's Relief Corps and the
Grand Army of the Republic. The en
campment will be held in The Dalles.
Except for the final details, the Pen
dleton Golf club has completed the
purchase of Its course, lying on the
hills north of Pendleton. Forty acres
are in the tract and the club is now
planning for one of the best courses
In the northwest.
The new high service reservoir of
the Astoria water system will be ready
for use on May 1. The big bowl is
located on the crest of a hill about
two miles from the central portion of
the city, and will have a capacity of
20,00,0,000 gallons.
The Western Oregon Tie & Lumber
association will hold a meeting In
Portland Saturday, Marsh 22, to take
further action toward having the pres
ent regulations for the purchase of
railroad lumber rescinded, so that
eioh rjllroad can buy its own lumber.
TheV'regon State Bankers 'associa
tion has assisted county agents in the
distribution of 2000 of ie first edl
tioa of 3000 Oregon farm record books.
Fifty banks co-operated in th- distrib
ution, placing copies in the hands of
the most progressive farmers n many
parts of the'jrtate.
Chrome miners who suffered losses
because of the slump In the market
for their products at the close of the
war are urged to write to the secre
tary of the Interior at Washington
that proper blanks may be Bent them
for filing claims for compensation
from the federal government.
Seven suits for damages aggregating
about $41,000, were filed at Prlneville
against Twohy Brothers company, con
tractors, by large landowners under
the Ochoco Irrigation project, who
claim their crops were damaged by
the wilful diversion of the water fol
lowing the tearing up of canals by
the contractor!.
Two more highway improvement
Boundary Dispute
projects have been added to loose on
which the state highway commission
will receive bids at the meeting in
Portland on March 26. Both are for
paving contracts. They are: Oregon
Washington highway, Umatilla county,
from end of Wild Horse pavement to a
point two miles east of Athena, nine
miles, and Columbia River highway,
Wasco county, from The Dalles to
Seufert'a Section, two miles. Ten
thousand tons of asphalt and 50,000
barrels of cement will be used od the
two projects.
The havoc wrought by the recent in
fluenza epidemic is shown by a report
issued by the bureau of census, which
gives the deaths in Portland from this
cause during the 25 weekB from Sep
tember 14 to March 1 as 1425, 109 of
the number dying directly from pneu
monia. The management of the Beaver Hill
coal mine at Marshfield has under
taken additional development ' and is
increasing its output. The company
found the demand for fuel the past
winter greater than it could supply
and there are large orders to be filled
this summer.
State Fire Marshal Wells attributes
to carelessness fire losses aggregating
$134,645 in Oregon during February.
Fires in buildings with defective
flues, the report says, resulted in 29
business men being put out of occupa
tion and caused a property loss of
$59,645. The report does not Include
losses in Portland.
Commercial and farming Interests of
Deschutes county are lined up in sup
port of a bond issue to the full amount
of the 2 per cent state limit as a means
of providing co-operation with the
state highway commission in the con
struction of the proposed The Dalles
California highway. Such an issue
will amount to approximately $126,000.
It has been officially announced by
the Lebanon Rod and Gun club that
the annual field trials of the state club
will be held at Lebanon in September
and that the Pacific Coast Field Trials
club of Alameda, Cal., will be held
there at the same time. The Washing
ton and British Columbia clubs will
also be represented by several teams
of running dogs.
Ord Castle, county surveyor, recent
ly returned to Toledo from the Wald
port country and brought with him
samples of paraffin, asphalt and other
oil Indications. He says the people
about Waldport are much excited over
the prospects for oil. One well has
been drilled t a depth of about 3000
feet and it 1b understood that-the oper
ators have struck a gas flow.
Aliens who did not make declaration
of their intention to become citizens
prior to January 1 of till year cannot
be licensed to fish in this state at all,
while those who did make such dec
laration may have their licenses re
newed for gill net and troll fishing,
but not for set net fishing, according
to an opinion given by the attorney
general to Master Fish Warden Clan
ton. State Engineer Cupper returned Fri
day from inspecting four new irriga
tion districts in the Rogue river val
ley, hich, when the irrigation sys
tems re completed, will bring 39,500
acrr , ef rich land under irrigation.
The four dlstriWare: Medtord, cov
ering 20,000 acres; Talent, covering
8000 acres; Gold Hill, covering 1500
acres, and Rogue river, covering 10,
000 acres.
While It Is unlikely that any per
manent work can be started before
fall on the road between Pendleton and
Echo, the Umatilla county court has a
crew of men at work now scarffylng
the graveled portion and grading the
dirt road. Thli road, on the old-Oregon
trail, one of (fee main routes from
Portland to eastern regon, last year
was the source of much complaint
from travelers.
The farmers of eastern Clackamas
county attended a jschool in practical
dairying at Sandy. Lectures and dem
onstrations were given on breeding and
feeding dairy cattle, calf raising, herd
record keeping, silos and silage, se
lecting dairy sires and judging dairy
cattle. The instructors were E. B.
Fitts and E. L. Westover of the Ore
gon Agricultural college, and County
AEcnt R. G Scott.
One measure thct was intended to
go On the ballot at the special election
on June 3, will not appear ror tne
reason that it was omitted from the
bill calling the special election, doubt
less by an oversight. The measure is
senate joint resolution No. 17, Intro
duced by Senators I. S. Smith and
Handley, and providing that the right
of eminent domain be extended to the
condemnation of property for making
mine and forest roads.
According to an announcement just
made by the American Jersey Cattle
club, the cow Old Man's Darling II,
owned by Pickard Bros, of Marion,
Or., has broken the world's official test
record for junior 4-year-olds of the
Jersey breed. During her yearly test,
which ended on February 1, this phe
nomenal cow produced 984.86 pounds
of butterfat, adding 98.86 pounds to
the existing record and coming within
17 pounds of breaking i lie world's rec
ord for mature cows. , 4
hJiglif fatalities, outof a total of
575 accidents, were reported to the
state industrial accident commission
for the week ending March 13, six of
which were due to recent accidents and
two to accidentB previously reported
to the commission. The fatal cases
were: F. A. Stanley, Portland, steel
worker; Frank Wilson, Reedsport,
lumbering; Ed Hiram Hardle, War-
renton, lumbering: Bozo Kancac, fort
land, Bteel worker; George M. Towe,
Ashland, policeman; B. F. Luick,
Kroll, lineman. Deaths due to acci-
lents previously reported were E. E.
' awrence, Astoria, flouring mills; A.
W. Pickett, Portland, steel worker.
Slow Sartorial Reconstruction.
The question of civilian equipment
has Its humorous as well as Its seri
ous aspects for the hnnorohly dis
charged soldier or sailor. Some are
lucky enough to return Immediately
and completely to "cits," while others,
less fortunate, must content them
selves with a sort of half and half
adornment. It no longer causes
astonishment to detect a pair nf neat
ly creased trousers hanging stiffly be
neath military khaki overcoat, or to
see til? short ! jacket of the sailor
covering nn otherwise perfect civilian
outfit. These are soe of the minor
problems of reconstruction. New
fork. Sua,
From all reports, the condition of
the growing wheat crop in this vicin
ity is normal, and but little if any re
seeding will have to be done as the re
suit of winter freezing.
ReportB from the Weston neighor
hood are that a considerable acreage
will be reseeded where fields of grain
were frozen out, and other sections of
the county report loss from this source.
The fields to be reseeded. as a rule
were sown last fall with red chaff and
in some intances, Jenkins club.
In the Athena district, proper, most
of the acreage was sown to hybrid No
128, and a splendid, healthy stand is
to he seen in the fields. Samples were
shown in town this week by J. N
Scott, who last fall sowed a thousand
acres of this variety. His Bamples
displayed more than ordinary stealing
propensity, while the color of th
plants gave evidence of strong vital
It seems to be the general opinion
with Athena growers that hybrid wheat
withstands the rigors of winter much
better than do the other wheat varie
ties. At the local mill Hybrid is pro
nounced a good milling grain, and
doubtless it will be the principal var
iety to be raised here.
A large and appreciative audience
gathered at the Christian church audit
orium last Friday evening, to hear the
' concert given by Mr. and Mrs. George
Sutton, local entertainers, who were
ably assisted by Miss Hazel Burton,
pianist, of this city, and Misses Mun
selle and Shangle, of Milton. Each
number on the program was enthus
iastically encored, the performers gen
erously responding. The concert, the
program of which follows closed with
the reminiscences and popular songs of
the S. P. D., where Private and Mrs.
Sutton served during their period of
enlistment, as music directors:
Where My Caravan Has Rested
Teschemacher Lohr
Mr. and Mrs. Sutton. '
A May Morning, - - L. Denza
Mrs. Sutton.
Reading, - The Sweet Girl Graduate
Miss Munselle.
(a) Oh, Heart of Mine,
- - - T.
(bl The Fate of the Flimflam,
Arthur Bergh
Mr. Sutton.
(a) Rustle of Spring,
Christian Sinding
(pi The Chase Rheinberger
Miss Burton,
(al The Wren - Liza Lehman
(b) The Woodpigeon - Liza Lehman
Mrs. Sutton.
The Lost Chord - - Sullivan
Mr. Sutton.
Reading, - - The Lsst Hymn
Miss Munselle.
i al Oh, Dry Those Tears.
Teresa Del Rlego
(b) Springtide - - Becker
Mrs. Sutton.
One Fleeting Hour. - Dorothy Lee
Mr. Sutton.
Reminiscenses from the S. P. D, -
Army Jokes and Songs
Mr. and Mrs. Sutton.
Man In Seventeenth Century Saw
Wondrous Possibilities In the
Development of the World.
One hundred and four years ago. at
this season, the war of 1812 was prac
tically over. Pence was signed, at
Ghent, on the evening of December 24,
1814; and then things moved fast, ac
cording to existing stnndnrds. On
December 2(1. one of the American sec
retnrics left Ghent for London, and od
January 2, 1815, he left England for
New York, where he arrived some time
In February, and his news was Im
mediately delivered to the citizens by
printed handbills. Other cities, how
ever, hnd to remain In Ignorance dur
ing the time It would tnke a fust rider
to urge his galloping horse over the
roada between them and New York.
The telegraph was not yet Invented,
although Joseph Glanvll, a seventeenth
century preacher with an Interest In
the possibilities of Invention, had (old
the Royal society (hat "to confer, at
the distance of the Indies, by sympa
thetic conveyances, may be ur usual to
future times as to us In literary cor
respondence." Glnnvll. by the way.
also told the Royal society that "to
those who come after us. it may be as
ordinary to buy a pair of wings to fly
Into the remotest regions, as now a
pair of boots to ride a Journey."
Income Tax Officers Here.
The followingc ooncerning assistance
from income tax deputies is self-ex
planatory: "By direction of the Com
missioner of Internal Revenue, I am
authorized again to station my dep
uties at vari ius points throughout the
state to assist those who failed to com
plete income tax returns within the
required time, and to render any other
service that may be necessary or de
sired. Any adjustments of incume
taxes should be made now, as an ex
tensive "drive" for delinquents will
soon be undertaken. Income tax offic
ers Miller and Chamberlain will be at
Athena from and including March 31
to and including April 1, 1019. It is
the wish of the Department that every
one interested should take advantage
of the opportunity afforded by the visit
of these officers. Respectfully,
Miltcil A- Miller. Collector.
(From the East Oregon! an.)
Preliminary organization of Umatilla
county for carrying on the Victory
Liberty Loan campaign next month
was undertaken Tuesday afternoon at
a conference between W. L. Thompson
who bas been named county chairman,
and others who have been instrumental
in putting over th campaigns.
One thing has been made clear to the
local Liberty Loan officials. Wbi e
the short term notes offered in the Vic
tory Loan will be much more attractive
as an investment than the bonds of
other loans, it is considered as abso
lutely impossible to float the loan ex
cept upon a patriotic basis. All mes- ,
sages from the treasury department
and from the district and state organ
izations emphasize that the people as
a whole must prepare to participate in
this new loan and must be made to
B. Galloway rea'ize ttlat ,ne-V are obliged to assist
in tiayiiiK ine price ui euriy vjciury.
Mr. Thompson has named the same
district chairmen in the county as have
handled past campaigns ' with one ex
ception. Fred H. Moes, new cashier
of the bank of Helix, has been named
as chairman of the Helix district to
succeed Carl Kupers, former cashier
and chairman. Much of the same ma
chinery employed in past campaigns
will in all likelihood be used and an
active solicitation drive will undoubt
edly be held. The campaign will open
on April 21 and will close on May 10.
A statewide conference will be held
in Portland on March 38 and Chairman
Thompson and several other represent
atives of Unia tills county are planning
to attend to see that proper consider
ation is given this county in the deter
mination of quotas. It is believed at
this time that the county quota will
be considerably leai than the quota of
the Fourth Loan.
There was no disposition on the part
of those present at the conference to
shirk the responsibilities and duties of
this new task and they confidently an
ticipate that the citizenship of the
county will support them in maintain
ing to the end the splendid record
which has been made in war endeavors.
The boys with the army of occupation
would much prefer to come home than
to stand watch on the banks of the
Rhine but last week at a divisional
review they assured General Pershing
that they were willing to finish the job
they had undertaken. The committee
bel eves that a like sentiment will be
manifested by the people at home who1'
have supported the boys with their
money throughout the war.
Buys Reeder Place.
Frank Berlin this week purchased
the old Reeder homestead north of
the city limits, comprising 12.1 acres,
from Mr. Hunter. The consideration
for the place, including the growing
crop, was fnu.VOO. The farm will
make an ideal home for Mr. and Mrs.
Berlin and family, and we are glad to
welcome them as permanent residents
near ths city. Mr. Hunter, who bought
the place from Henry Koepke a couple
of years aRO, will at once move to the
Walla Walla valley, where he has pur
chased a large wheat acreage.
For Pendleton, Only.
Dick Thompson, the Stephens Salient
Six man, did not exhibit his demon
stration car at the Pendleton auto
mobile show, after making arrange
ments to do so. He advertised in a
Pendleton paper, and made other ar
rangements to show his car, but was
refused space in the show at the last
minute. The reason given was that
only Pendleton dealers and not "out
siders" could be permitted to exhibit
in the show.
Sheepmen Will Be Busy.
In a few days Umatilla county shoop
men will be entering upon one of their
busiest periods of the year. Then the
lambing season will he in full swing.
Henry Barrett is prepared to take care
of his lamb crop, and expects an ex
ceptionally large percentage from the
fact that sheep have wintered well and
are correspondingly strong in vitality.
Remarkable Repair Ship.
To enable the American destroyer
and chasers In British waters Imme
diately to effect repairs and renewals
there was a repair shin stationed at
Queenstown of a remarkable charac
ter. The vessel, of about D.000 tons,
was a floating machine shop, foundry
and store, able to do any kind of re
pair work short of drydoek work. The
linkery produced long loaves of crust
ed bread for all the ships, and once
created a most elaborate birthday
cake for Admiral Sims.
German eihclency la not conspicu
ous In the effort to aet up a atable
The Chandler Six.
George Shields, of Milton, represent
ing the Chandler Six, a popular car in
this territory, was In the city Tuesday.
Mr. Shields contemplates demonstrat
ing the Chandler in Athena on Satur
day afternoons, beginning March 20th,
weather permitting. See the Chand
ler advertisement on page two of this
Prices have advanced to such an ex
tent that the gifts we used to buy
for $1 und that appeared as If they
cost $2, now really cost $2 and look
like SO cents.
Only Brigade With 155s.
Corporal Ed. Sebasky, writing from
Hohr, Germany, under date of Febru
ary 23 to his mothei here, offers the
opinion, general among the troops in
occupied Germany that they will re
main until peace is established, "for,"
he writes, "we are the only brigade
with 15(5 G. P. P. guns up hero. Tho
brigale is made up of the lltith and
148th regiments, F. A. Wo are in
two towns cIobo together. Some of
the old troops are in the 146th. The
boys of the regiment have gotten up a
show called: 'Home Again.' It sure
is good, and Jock 6oieman is one of
the performers. They'' have played in
all the towns around here, and it sure
made a hit. I think they are going to
get a chance to put it on in Paris.
Am enclosing a picture of 'Cubby'
and his gun crew."
W. C. T. U. Institute.
There will be a County Institute
held by Mrs. Mattie, Sleeth. State
President of tne W. C. T. U.. in the
Library Building at Pendleton, on next
Tuesday. On the following Thursday,
Mrs. Sleeth will come to Athena.
,where an all day session will bo held
in the MethodiBt church, und refresh
ments served the members and familiea
in the afternoon, fho afternoon ses
sion will begin at 2 o'clock, and an
evening meeting will ba held, to which
the public is cordially invited.
War Relics Displayed.
Sgt. Sidney Barnes has his collection
of war relics comprised principally of
hand grenades, on display in a show
window of the Pure Food Grocery. For
a background, he has one of his char
acteristic cartoons, depicting a Yank
in the gleeful pastime of blowing a
Hun into smithereens. The grenade
collection, representing each of the
allies, is supplemented with a one
pound shrapnel shell and a gas mask,
the latter worn in service by the ser
' Copious Rainfall.
With 'the clearing up of weather
conditions, Wednesday morning, one
of the longest rainfalls of the aeason
terminated in a day of sunshine. The
rain fell Sunday night, Monday after
noon and night and until Tuesday af
ternoon. The ground is thoroughly
saturated and plowing has been delayed.