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ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. MAY 16, 1919.
LOCAL If. HI, G.A.
A visit to Athena Wednesday by
District Secretary Walter, of the
Y. M. C. A., accompanied by J. W.
JMaloney, School Superintendent Green
and W. W. Harra of Pndleton. result
ed in action being taken for the organ
ization of a local Y. M. C. A.
M. W. Hansell has been appointed
community chairman, and the work
will begin with a drive for funds,
starting on June 7 and ending on June
th. Umatilla county is to raise 11500,
Athena's portion being JH55.'
The object of the organization is to
promote Y. M. C. A. work in the small
town and rural districts which here
tofore has not been done, the larger
cities being the only centers of en
deavor on the part of the National or
ganization, j '
As stated in the prospectus, prior to
the war the interstate committee of
the Y. M. 0. A. for Oregon and Ida'io
confined organized work in the larger
places and a few industrial points, and
new Associations were established
only when a strong initiative came
from the community. The smaller
towns and rural communities constitut
ing one-half the population, have not
been served except by such indirect
benefit as they have received through
Boys' Conferences and wortt in eol
leges. It is now proposed to undertake a
program that will within from three to
five ears, put some form of Associa
tion work within reach of HO per cent
of the boys and young men of Oregon
and Idaho, whether in cities, rural
communities or industrial centers.
The plan has been carefully consid
ered by the interstate committee, ap
proved by the interstate convention
and has been approved by representa
tive groups of men meeting in confer
ence in different sections of the field.
To bring such character of work as
will be best adapted to every commun
ity, six district or assistant State Sec
retaries will be distributed throughout
the fijld, keeping in close contact with
every community. Their principal
duty will be to organize and supervise
county Associations and community
effort. C. M. Bishop of JPendleton,
has been selected as chairman of the
Umatilla county Association.
GRADUATING EXERCISES AT
THE AUDITORIUM TONIGHT
The graduation exercises of Athena
High school will take place at the aud
itorium tonight. Extensive prepara
tory arrangements have been made for
the occasion, and large attendance
anticipated. The program of the eve
1. Song "Wh-n The Flag Goes By,
High Srhool Chorus.
2. Dialogue, - "Lost A Receipt.
Kalph and Edwin McEwen.
a. Violin Solo, - - Selected
4. Rec, - "A Child's Resolutions,'
Marjorie Booher. v
5. "Oh. Who Wouldn't Be a Soldier?'
First and Second grades.
8. Recitation, "Selling the Farm,"
7. Piano duet, - "La Grace,"
Audra Winship and Lucinda Dell
fl. Recitation, "Cabin Philosophy,"
9. Castle Waltz, 3rd and 4th grades,
10. School Prophecy. - Conrad Miller.
11 Vocal duet. "Spring Love Song,"
Hazel McFarland & Jeanette Miller,
lii. Recitation, - "Picnic Time,"
Dramatization, "Sweet and Low,"
First and Second Grades.
School Reveries, - Junior Class.
15. Song, "Lullaby." Jennamae Read,
accompanied by Elizabeth Steele.
16. Reading "The Future of Our
Nation," - - Leonard Snider.
17. Vocal solo. "The Winters Lullaby.
18 Reading. "St. George and the
Dragon," - Frances Williams.
IB. Presentation of Diploma, Judge
B. B. Richards.
in. Song. - '"Till We Meet Again."
High School Chorus.
And in the Meantime
"Safety First." the Helix High
school play, will he presented by Helix
pupils tomorrow evening. May 17h, at
Athena High school auditorium, com
mencing at 8:80 o'clock. The proceeds
will be divided between the student
bodies of the Athena and Helix High
schools. "Safety First" is a three
act comedy, full of mirth provoking
situations, and the cast has been
drilled with the view to getting all out
of the play there is in it. We bespeak
for them a good house. Price of ad
mission, 26 cents for school pupils, and
00 cent foi adults.
Will Go to California.
Chas. McFarland this week sold his
iproperty near the Northern Pacific
depot to F. B. Wood, N. P. agent, and
with his family expects to go to Cal
ifornia to reside.
May Get French Service.
A new opportunity for discharged
soldiers and Marines is contained in
word at the Pendleton recruiting office,
announcing that they may re-enlist in
the Marine corps and will be sent to
France until next fall to relieve men
now on duty overseas. In the fall all
troops will be withdrawn and will be
discharged upon their return to the
United States. Applicants must be
thysically qualified and only discharg
ed soldiers and Marines will be accept
ed. The enlistment Vfill be for four
years, but notation will be made on
enlistment papers and service record
book that the applicants are for ape
cial limited service in France and will
be discharged upon return to the
Pioneers June 6-7
The Leader reports that at a meeting
of Pioneer Reunion committees Wed
nesday. E. 0. DeMoss was elected gen
eral chairman and will be the executive
head of the picric, on whose broad
shoulders will rest considerable respon
sibility. S A. Barnes was chosen
secretary. The usual expense budget
was made out from estimates turned
in by the committees. General con
fidence was expressed that the coming
reunion will be in all respects a hum
mer. The dates are Friday and Sat
urday, June 8 and 7.
Hugh Robie, section foreman for
the O.-W. at Thorn Hollow, was in
town Saturday visiting his mother.
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OREGON NEWS NOTES
OF GENERAL INTEREST
GUY CRQNK. Special Agent, Standard Oil Co.. Athena
Pendleton will hold Its annual Rose
rhow this year about June 1.
The Grants Pass Chautauqua will
open on Tuesday, May 27, and close
The Master Plumbers' association of
Oregon held its 17th annual conven
ti6n at Astoria.
Present Indications point to the big
gest total yield of apples that Oregon
has ever produced.
At a special city election a bond
issue of $40,000 was voted, 99 to 4,
for a new city water system for Yam
The Deschutes county court author
ized a county election on June 3. at
which time a $125,000 road bond Issue
will be voted on.
A new $10000 bridge to take the
place of the old ferry across the Alsea
at Tidewater In Lincoln county, has
Just been completed.
The Deschutes county court has au
thorized a special county election on
June 3, at which time a $125,000 road
bond Issue will be voted on.
Forty head of mules, valued at about
$2,000, were burned to death on the
ranch of J. F. Harvey, near Pendleton.
A $2500 barn is also a total loss.
A. F. May, well-known Pendleton
farmer, was killed instantly when his
automobile overturned as he was on
the way to town from his ranch.
Captain Everett B. Wettengell, field
artillery, is appointed an acting quar
termaster while on duty at Oregon
Agricultural college at Corvallls.
The schoolhouse and contents at 1
PJmpire, three miles west of North
Bend, were completely destroyed by
fire. The origin of the fire is un
known. Members of the First Presbyterian
church of Salem will commemorate
the fiftieth anniversary of the found
ing of the church In a four-day jubilee
beginning May 18.
Capacity orders for all the heart,
wood fir ties available In the Eugene
section were placed there by R. L.
France, purchasing agent for the rail
Adolph and Max Lewis, who are
alleged to'have robbed the Washougal,
Wash., bank, were born in Galice and
lived at that place and in Grants Pass
until a few years ago.
Thirty-four thousand nine hundred
and thirty-four pouuds of certified al
falfa seed, ordered for the ranchers
of the Bend section, has been received
and is now being distributed.
Stockmen ' and sheep growers of
Klamath county have petitioned the
secretary of the Interior to have the
bulk of the territory in eastern Klam
ath county thrown Into a grazing re
serve. Nearly $2,000,000 has been received
by State Treasurer Hoff from 25 of
the 36 counties of Oregon, while the
receipts from the other 11 counties
are expected to swell the total another
After serving as a rural mail carrier
out of Oregon City for 15 years, Frank
vvnneman nus ueen mscnargea ny tho
government, charged with placing lit
erature of a Bolshevist nature in the
With the capital stock increased
from $55,000 to $100,000, the Hood
River Apple Vinegar company
increase its capacity this fall, en
abling It to handle all the cull apples
of the valley.
Half a million railroad ties that
have been stored In the Southern Pa
cific yards west of Eugene, on the
Coos Bay branch, will be shipped to
eastern roads by the federal railroad
Fourth-class postmasters have been
appointed in Oregon as follows: Air
lie, Pott county, Kenneth L. Williams;
Cove,- Union county, Logan E. Ander
son; Friend, Wasco county, Elizabeth
in accordance with a recent decision
handed down by Circuit Judge Fred
W. Wilson, of The Dalles, the Hood
River county court has allowed county
officials back salaries amounting to a
total of $4,837.47.
The annual state encampment of
the United Spanish War Veterans of
Oregon will be held July 3 and 4 In
stead of during June, according to an
nouncement made by Harvey Wells,
Contracts for new road projects
costing $1,500,000 will be awarded by
tho state highway commission at Its
forthcoming meeting at Portland May
27, according to an estimate an
nounced by the commission.
School children of Oregon will not
be ri3ked to subscribe funds for the
i purncse of maintaining the battleship
Orifon in this state. This was tho
I decision of Governor Olcott and Su
perintendent of Public Instruction
i Ch archill, who wero agreed that a
Plan originating in Portland, to have
sK '.ubtlc school pupils contribute on
8u; a week, Is not feasible.
The Florence Commercial club has
indorsed the proposed Roosevelt high
way, bonds for which will come before
the voters of the state at a special
election to be held on June 3.
The state highway department has
announced the resignation of C. A.
Dunn as division engineer for the
commission. The appointment of C.
W. Wanzer of Portland to take Dunn's
place was also announced.
Loganberry Juice undiluted for use
In ice creams and sherbets and de
livered to homes is not subject to the
new tax, the internal revenue office
ruled in the case of a fruit juice manu
facturing company at Portland.
Effort of the school teachers of
Portland to win increases in their sal
aries through a special tax levy ,f
$531,000 was successful In the election
held Saturday, the measure being ap
proved by a vote of almost two to one,
The farm department of the United
States employment service reports a
shortage of men for farm work. In
the Willamette valley help is in de
mand at $40 to $80 per month and in
eastern Oregon $60 to $75 is being
The identity of the robbers of a
number of Dallas stores during the
past several weeks was ascertained
.aat week, with tlie capture by the
police at Vancouver, Wash., of Ru
dolph Frickberg, a Dallas boy, not yet
20 venrs nlrl
Total returns trom all irults in the
Hood River valley for the season of
1918 will reach $3,000,000, the highest
W(H l ever received by growers of the valley.
The Apple Growers' association leads
all local shipping concerns, reporting
a gross business in excess of $2,000,
000. Dan Wuille & Co., the bulk of
whose stock of 150 cars was shipped
to England, report returns of $300,000.
The business of the Hood River Fruit
company will reach a similar figure.
The fruit handled by the Hood River
Apple & Storage company and that
shipped Independently, It Is estimated,
IS. ROSETTA WHITE
PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY
After a lingering illness, Mrs.
Rosetta White passed away at 8 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon, May 14th, 1919,
at the age of 08 years, 2 month and 9
days. She had been an invalid for
over two and a-half years, having been
afflicted with paralysis. Her daugh
ter, Mrs. Loveridge, had cared for her
the greater part of the past two years.
Rosetta Matilda Morris was born at
Bedford, Iowa, Feb. 4. 1856. She was
married to Harvey Sampson Shaw in
September, 1871). Two sons were
born to them, James Franklin, de
ceased, and Harvey Elmer, of this
city. Her husband died shortly after
coming to Oregon in the year 1871.
She afterward married Samuel M.
White of Highland Oregon, and moved
to Umatilla county, where she has
since resided. To this union ten chil
dren were born, six of whom have pre
ceded her to the grave. She i: sur
vived by five sons and one daughter;
one granddaughter, two sisters resid
ing in Seattle, and one brother of
North Yakima. Her huBband, Samuel
M. White, died May 23, 1914. Her
surviving children are: Elmer Shaw.
Athena; Grover C. White, Idaho; Al
vin M. White. Butte., Montana; Mrs.
Fay Loveridge, Durkeo, Oreg, Bert
and Jesse White, Athena.
The funeral is held today at 1:B0
in the Baptist church, Rev. Clevenger
officiating. Interment will take place
in the Milton cemetery.
Asks Divorce from Husband.
Pendleton papers announce that Mrs.
Delia Booher has brought suit for di
vorce from her huBband, Elmer Booher.
Mrs, Booher alleges cruel and inhuman
treatment and asks for restoration of
her maiden name Delia L. Russell.
She contends for an undivided one
third interest in property reputed to
be worth 145,000, payment of 50d to
the court at once for expenses of tho
i suit, and 1(75 a month for her support
during the pending of the suit.
Fire Loss Adjusted.
Adjustment for the losses sustained
by fire at the home of Mrs. L. P. Wil
mot has been made by Mr. Richards,
with complete restoration of the prop
erty, amounting to the sum of !147.10.
! Mr. and Mr Wilmot are now at Eu
j gene, and will soon be home from their
I winter's sojourn at Loner Beach, Calif.
TRANSFERRED TO HELIX,
GAME GLOSES 2 TO 1
The Athena-Helix baseball game
scheduled for Athena grounds Sunday
was tansferred to Helix later in the
day on Bccount of wet grounds here,
after the Helix team, with a bunch of
rooter. from their home town had
made the trip over here. ,
The glad tidings was phoned over
that no rain had marred the Helix
grounds, and back the bunch went to
battle in the town at the head of the
A late start was made, and it was
7 p. m. when the game, a fast one,
was ended; score. Helix a, Athena 1.
With Shang. Thorn and Hargett
pitching for Helix, and Athena's bat
tery. Banister, Lieuallen and McPher
rin. working smoothly, but little base
running developed on either side. He
lix started off with one to the good in
the first inning. Athena tied up the
package in the fifth. In the eighth
inning, Helix squeezed over the win
ning run. for Athena could not shovej;
runner around the circuit in the ninths1 '
Helix and Athena will play on tho
Athena grounds next; Sunday after
noon, and lovers of the game are prom
ised a close contest, as the teams are
very evenly matched.
Brings Body of Sailor.
Miss Sylvia Beathe was in the city
Sunday, visiting at the home of Mrs.
L. Sherman. Miss Beathe, who was
formerlv for several years employed
in a local store, was here from Seattle
with her parents, on the sad mission of
bringing the body ot her brother, Ed-
..J H.tL- 1 ji i f k, i, . ,
ujuuu ueawie. who uieu in mew xorc
City on April 10. Funeral services
were held in Weston Saturday, inter
ment being made in Weston Masonic
cemetery. Her brother died while in
the service, spending his time on the
transports, and had just returned from
a trip to France, prior to his death.
Grand Lodge Position.
Mrs. Ralph B. McEwen has been
appointed by Mrs. Settlemier, Grand
Worthy Matron of the Oregon Eastern
Star, to a place in the coming session
of the Grand Chapter, as "Ruth." The
Athena chapter feels highly honored
at the choice of its Worthy Matron
to fill this place of distinction, and is
sure of a gracious representation at
the Grand Chapter. The session will
be held in Portland, beginning June 7.
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