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ATHENA. UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY. APRIL 7, 1922.
OF YOKOHAMA MI
Well Drilled Cast Capably Direct
ed, Mastered a Fascinating,
Tuneful Comic Operetta.
It was left for the presentation of
"Yokohama Maid" to top any ama
teur stage production heretofore at
tempted in Athena. And this is say
ing something, for a number of good
theatricals have been given here in
the past with local talent in the cast.
The Etude rlub in this presentation
of Yokohama Maid, was fortunate in
that it had a very capable director in
the person of Mrs. Loren H. Basler,
who, familiar with lyric and score of
this fascinating comic operetta, had a
valuable asset in the membership of
the club, from which she drew both
principal female and chorus voices.
And no less fortunate was the direct
or in securing male voices, which with
orchestral complement assembled by
Mrs. F. D. Watts, president of the
Etude club, resulted in the acquire
ment of talent that insured success in
The blending of the voices in chorus
excelled anything locally ever assem
bled here. The cast of this chorus,
with one or two exceptions comprised
matrons whose vocal attainment is
the result of years of application.
The principal parts were well and
pleasingly taken. Mrs. D. T. Stone
was cast as 0 Sing-a-Song, and in
brilliant voice, and splendidly cos
tumed, essayed the role of the litte
Japanese maid with marked success.
Opposite her, Mr. C. M. Eager played
the part of the pompous, bombastic
mayor of Kybosho, a difficult role, but
admirably acted. Mr. 6. C. Hadley
played the part of the Mayor's sec
retary. Cast as Kissimee, Mrs. D. S. Fisher,
as the compaion of 0 Sing-a-Song ap
peared to advantage and sang beauti
fully. Tung-Waga, the elderly nurse,
one of the most difficult roles in the
cabt, and one requiring capable act
ing, was faultlessly interpreted by
by Mrs. Ralph McEwen.
As herald of the Mayor of Kybosho,
D. S. Fisher appeared to advantage
and sang his part well, while Beryl
Hodgen in good voice, made a tip-top
policeman in the role of Muvon Yu.
Mrs. Robert Proudfit and Mrs. Lloyd
Michener, a.; Hilda and Stella, Amer
ican tourists looked their parts to
perfection against the Oriental back
ground, as did Mr. Loren Basler, in
the part of the American Lawyer and
successful wooer of 0 Sing-a-Song.
Mr. Basler has a well trained voice
and the only disappointment that may
be found in the Yokohama Maid pro
duction, is that the role of Harry
Cortcase is all too short in song.
The surprise of the evening to many
at lea3t. came in the appearance of
Roland Kretzer in the role of Ah No,
Chinese Laundryman. The lad voiced
in solo a splendid, rich tenor that
went rippling out over an audience
that applauded him vociferously.
Yokohama Maid was presented at
Helix Monday night The operetta
was well received by the people of
thai town. The Commercial Associa
tion was host to the players and en
tertamed them at dinner.
was tilled to capacity, ana trie re
ceipts even was more than anticipated
by members of the Etude Club. The
total receipts for the two nights was
Mrs. F. D. Watts, president of the
Etude club, in behalf of the organ
ization, desires the Press" to express
thanks to the school board for use of
the auditorium; to Mrs. Ralph Hay
nie, Ronald Kretzer and Beryl Hod
gen; to the orchestra; to Sidney
Barnes for posters; to Fred Pinker
ton; to Mrs. Omer Stephens, pianist;
to all those who furnished cars --for
the trip to Helix; to the Helix Com
mercial club; to the girls acting as
ushers; to the men participating in
the cast, and to all others who so gen
erously aided in the success of the
FUNERAL OF MRS. STONE
The remains of the late Mrs. Violet
Stone, granddaughter of Mrs. H. L.
Kennedy of Weston, ware laid to rest
Friday in Olney cemetery at Pendle
ton. Services were held in Brown's
undertaking parlors. A great pro
fusion of flowers were presented by
friends and former schoolmates of
the deceased. Interment was made
beside the grave of her mother, the
late Mrs. Jessie Dent.
It is asserted by those who were
well acquainted with the life history
of Mrs. Stone that she was more
sinned against than sinning,
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION
Members of the Umatilla County
Sunday School Association met at the
Christian church, Wednesday evening,
where the topic, "Bringing in the
Kingdom Through the Sunday School"
was discussed. The meeting was one
nf aories beinv held in different
parts of the county, and rhurches of of the club.
Mayor Barrett Names Friday and Saturday
April 14th and 15th Cleanup Days in Athena
Mayor Barrett has named Friday
and Saturday, April 14 and 15, as
cleanup days in Athena, and it is ex
pected that the debris collection of
the winter months will be removed'
INOIT'S PLAGE IN
VONOEUE CHARGED WITH
MURDER OF MIT JEPSON
All rubbish nossible should be burne
and accumulations of cans, bottles,
and other material not burnable, will
be hauled away at the expense of the
The Civic Club is actively partici
pating in the cleanup program. The
city has been divided into six districts
and each of the following named club
women have been allotted supervision
of a district: Mrs. W. P. Littlejohn,
Mrs. Lloyd Michener, Mrs. Charles
Dudley, Mrs. Fred Pinkerton, Mrs. S.
S. Hutt, Mrs. C. M. Eager, Mrs. F.
Broken down and discarded farm
machinery finds a "happy home" in
the farm merchants department of the
Oregon Agricultural college. Farmers
bring in broken plows, reapers, har
rows, discs, and other farm imnli-
ments. The only cost to the farmer is
the actual cost of repair parts.
The shop is Ta mighty busy place
with 30 well-trained students working-
at different hours each day and putting
tne pep ana interest into the work
that make the present reputation.
These future farmers are shown the
best way to put the implements in or
der by an experienced foreman. At
this time of. year there are always
30 or more varieties of farm imple
ments to put into repair for spring
work. The farm crops department of
the college uses a large amount of
farm machinery on the college farm
and finds the shop in the farm mech
anics building a convenient hospital.
"I wish you would put this reaper
and harrow in good condition," said
farmer recently as he untied the
machinery from the rear end of a
heavy work wagon.
it is considerable cheaper for me
to haul in this machinery 15 miles and
pay the cost for repair parts than to
order the repair parts and do the work
A three month's course is offered at
the college at the first of each year.
A number of farmers and their sons
take advantage of this -opportunity to
iearn now to reduce tne upkeep and
repairing on farm machinery.
HAS A KICK COMING
J. N. York, well known Dry creek
farmer, motored to Pendleton Tues
day with a wallet containing $1476
in Dills, wmch amount is only suffi
cient to pay half his 1921 taxes.
Jess hardly knows whether he is
farming for the privilege of paying
taxes or paying taxes for the priv
ilege oi terming. At all events, he is
contributing just about double, he
says, the highest amount he ever put
up before, and thinks it is nearly
time to turn over the ranch and
walk out with the shoe string he
came in with a good many years ago.
The new union, high school at Mil
ton is responsible for $600 of his
mite. Jess voted against this ex
pensive institution, and says he
knows a lot of other people in the
district who are now sorry they
didn't also. He likes to support edu
cation, but not to the point of con
Lywnyiuuno Ar liiv-.u it
Art Jensen, who recently returned
High scnooi auditorium in Atnena rom a visit to hi3 old home in Den
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country are unsettled in proportion to
the industrial conditions in Germany,
on wmch countrv more or less the
commercial and industrial status of
Denmark depends. The Danes are of
the opinion that America has all the
money. They had great confidence
in Wilson and his league of nations
plan, and when this nation failed to
come into the league. Denmark lost
confidence in the United States. In
dustry in Denmark is strongly union
ized, says Mr. Jensen, and labor or
ganizations virtually control -the sit
uation. During the war high wages
prevailed in Denmark as elsewhere,
and a relative of Mr. Jensen, finding
himself flush, purchased a piano for
each of his two daughters.
PRIZE FISHING TACKLE
Down at Watts & Rogers, Bob
Proudfit has set the warbles boring
by putting in an artistic window dis
play of fishing tackle, and believe us
Bob knows how. His line of tackle this
year includes everything that's just
right for trout fishing n the streams
of Umatilla county. The store offers
two fishing rods as prizes this year
under the following conditions: A
Bristol steel rod to the boy under 18
years of age who catches the largest
trout in Wild Horse Creek; a $25
split bamboo trout rod for the larg
est trout caught in any stream In
THE J. T. CLUB
The J. T. Club met at the home of
Mrs. Floyd Pinkerton Wednesday af
ternoon, April 5. Fifteen members
were present and a most enjoyable
afternoon was spent in music and
games. Mrs. Ortis Harris and Mrs.
Maurice Frazier of Milton and Mrs.
Fred Gross of Athena were guests
Mrs. Harris sang two
Adams, Athena and Weston, co oper-: beautiful solos. Dainty refreshments
a ted in the meeting here Wednesday j were served at the close of the meet-
evening. Ministers and Sunday School
stmorintendents from Pendleton and
the three towns attended the meet
ing by Mrs. Bert Logsdon and Mrs.
Virgil Willaby. The next meeting
will be held at the home of Mrs.
Archie Mclntyre, April 19.
A true bill charging Charles Von
derahe with the murder of Mathias
Jepson, Government mountain re
cluse, was brought in late Friday af
ternoon by the grand jury which has
been in session since Monday morn
ing. Five other true bills were re
turned and one not true bill. The
true bill in the case of Vonderahe
reads as follows:
"The said Charles Vonderahe on the
31st day of July, 1921, in the county
of Umatilla and the state of Oregon,
then and there being, did then and
there unlawfully, feloniously, pur
posely and deliberate and premedi
tate malice kill one Mathias Jepson
by striekin him, Mathias Jep
son, on the head with an ax.
A list of 27 witnesses were exam
ined by the grand jury during the investigation.
CALEDONIANS WOULD FINANCE
ONE DAY PICNIC IN ATHENA
Members of the Umatilla County
Caledonian Society would finance a
one day picnic in Athena this spring,
in event the Athena City Park was
put in proper condition to accommo
date the Caledonians and their
A party of Calelonians from Pendle
ton, accompanied by Archie Mclntyre
of Helix, was in Athena Saturday, to
meet with other Caledonians here with
the object of organizing for the picnic.
However no meeting was held, but it
is probable that Athena members of
the Society will at once let it be known
that they are desirous of having the
picnics resumed at the same old place
in the same old way.
Saturday the Press was eiven to
understand that the Society proposes
to finance the picnic, and that Athena
would be expected to extend them the
courtesy and privilege of using the
Park with seating facilities furnished.
Alex Mclntyre an old time member
of the Society, who was unavoidably
absent from Athena last Saturday,
gives assurance that he and other lo
cal members will do all in their pow
er to assist in making the picnic a
CANDIDACY WELL RECEIVED
From reports throughout Umatilla
county, the Pendleton Ea3t Orgon
onian learns that the candidacy of J.
Gwinn of Pendleton, for congress in
place of Sinnott, is meeting with en
thusiastic approval. Likewise over
the entire congressional district,
Gwinn is apparently the favorite can
didate for the republican nomination.
Members of the order of the Knights
of Pythias are very active in the
Popularity of1 Pendleton Man In
Every Section of District is
Conceeded By All.
The estate of the late Ann Mat
lock is valued at $178,198.90, accord
ing to the statement filed by G. M.
Rice, A. C. Funk and D. B. Swearin
gen, appraisers. Personal property
was valced at $100,733.90 and real
property at $77,465.
HERE FROM PENDLETON
A number of Pendleton people came
up Tuesday to see the comic operetta.
Yokohama Maid, as presented by the
Etude Club at High School auditorium.
James H. Gwinn, Pendleton abstrac
ter, Friday announced his candidacy
for the Republican nomination for
representative in congress. Gwinn
has not yet prepared his platform, but
indicated that his policy as a repres
entative of the state in the national
house would be to encourage the
development of the west, particular
ly Eastern Oregon.
Gwinn has not been active, in pol
itics recently, but formerly was one
of the Republican warhorses here and
in Idaho, from which state he came to
Pendleton. For several years he has
been active in lodge work. He served
one term as grand chancellor of the
Knights of Pythias, and in recognition
of his services was chosen supreme
representative from Oregon. He was
elected to this office a second time
and is now supreme master at arms
of the national organization.
Gwinn was born in Illinois and came
to Pendleton 22 years aeo. His fath
er was the first Methodist missionary
to Idaho, going to that state' in 1871.
Since 1900, Gwinn has been a contin
uous resident of Pendleton except for
two years when he was secretary of
the National Livestock association.
with headquarters in Denver. He is
president and manager of the Pendle
ton Abstract company.
His Eastern Oregon friends believe
that the Pendleton man has an ex
cellent chance to win in the primaries
over Sinnott, who will of course be a
candidate for re-election to congress
from this district. The present con
gressman nas leit open a mighty hole
for criticism and opposition in the
coming campaign, because of his ig
noring civil service standards and
merit in his official appointments. He
is charged by his poitical opponents
with reverting to the spoils system
and machine politics in the matter of
some of his federal appointments.
Sinnott has been in congress since
he defeated former CnnereBaman RL.
lis, and there is a growing sentiment
mar, ne nas represented-this district
long enough, and that the time is ripe
for a change, no matter whether his
successor be a republican or a dem
ocrat. Gwinn has a large following in
Umatilla county and in other count
ies throughout this congressional dis
trict. He i3 popular in Athena, where
he has taken much interest in the
growth of the Knights of Pythias
SEPTIC SORE THROAT KILL
NINE PORTLAND PERSONS
The ninth death from septic sore
throat in Portland had been reported
Monday with the death Friday of Mrs.
Helen Lamberson, 79 years old. No.
385 10th street. One or two other
deaths may be expected, said Dr. R,
L. Benson, city bacteriologist, from
the 100 cases now believed to exist.
State health authorities asserted
that the disease is milk borne
urge emergency legislation by the city
council wnicn would require pasteur
ization of milk from all dairies before
it is put on sale.
Two persons died Sunday George
wolte, who had been ill 10 days, and
Armand U. st ftecker Jr., 10-months-old
son of Lr. r.:idMr. A. G. Stro
hecker. That some of the deaths occurred on
the east side shows that not all infec
tion was from the dairy supplying
milk to the Portland Heights district.
In a letter to Dr. John C. Abele,
acting city health officer. Dr. F. H.
Strieker, state health officer said:
"Streptococcus sore throat is now a
recognized disease entity with a dis
tinct clinical history. The cause of
this disease is known to be the"
streptococcus hemolyticus. Most
authorities agree that the disease is
milk borne. The public should" be in
formed in regard to this fact in or
der that they may take steps to pro
tect themselves by boiling the milk,
especially during the prevalence of
"Epidemic sore throat is caused by
the ingestion of milk or milk products
that contain the streptococcus hem
olyticus. It is a known fact that this
germ will maintain its virulency for
several weeks in ice cream, but the
germ is destroyed in sour or acid
The source of contamination is due
to the contact of milk with infected
milkers and milk handlers. The udder
of the cow is infected by the milker
and an inflammation of the udder or
mastitis takes place.
In an epidemic of streptococcus
sore throat very little eood is accom
plished by isolation and quarantine of
patients. The one effective measure
is to eradicate the source of infection.
As far as is known at the present
time milk is the source of infection.
Pasteurization will destroy the germ.
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location on Main street, east of 3rd,
to the new laundry location, and two
lines of business will he cnvwhi.-t,.,!
Mesrs. Po3t and Christensen have
not yet decided what business they
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Mr. Christensen is considering a pro
position wnicn may lane mm and his
wife to Freewater to reside.
WET GROUNDS AND LATE
START HANDICAP TEAMS
FAVOR PROTESTANT HOSPITAL
Carpenter's Union No. 1776 of Pen
dleton, voted unanimously in favor of
constructing a Protestant hospital at
r-encjieton, at a recent meeting of the
uiiiun. me organization also ex
pressed a willingness to assist in fin
ancing the enterprise.
SLOAN ENTERS CONTEST
Frank Sloan of Stanfield has en
tered the race for a return to the low
er house of the Oregon legislature,
deciding not to seek senatorial honors.
Lateness of the season and wet
grounds have greatly hampered In
land Empire baseball teams from get
ting practice and rounding into early
Not one day this season has the
Athena High school team been given
opportunity to stretch out and in
dulge in one decent workout. Last
year it was different. At this stage
of the practice season a year ago,
every lad in the lineup was fit and
straining at the leash, so to spea.
Now, only soupy muscles are begin
ning to toughen up a bit, and batting
eyes blinking off their winter squint.
But a few warm days would work
miracles with a team that has gone
through two seasons with only one
defeat. Only the chance to work out
is wanted to put zip into the baseball
situation in these parts.
Sam Haworth, lale capllffrToT'A'tne-
Hwe company No. 1 will Lake
the matter of reorganization of the
fire department before the city coun
ts! -at-its next regular meetinjr.Hr.
records of the old f ke -dwarmrent. It
is proposed "to have the fire fighting
equipment thoroughly overhauled and
put in condition for use.
COMMUTE NAMED TO HELP
ORGANIZE BOY SCOUT TROOP
with Athena boys at the Christian
church, Wednesday evening, and ex
plained the aims and purposes of the
Boy Scout movement of "America. A
number of boys were present and lis
tened witn interest to the address of
and F. B. Boyd were named on a
committee to mane arrangements for
the organization of the Athena! trnSf.
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arrangements win De under the com
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on patrols in point of membership.
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the Athena troop will be organized on
the basis of two patrols, or sixteen
uuys, at ages oi twelve years and
FINCH PURCHASES ATHENA
HOME LAUNDRY BUSINESS
SUCCESS PREDICTED FOR
POOL WHEAT MOVEMENTS
The last steps in the formation nf
the American Wheat Grower's asso
ciation will be taken soon. Georira C.
Jewett. General manager of the North
west Wheat Urowcr s, associated, said
Monday while in Spokane. Jewett re
turned Saturday night from the East,
where he was instrumental in formu
lating plans for a nation wide wheat
"When the American Wheat Grow
ers association 13 completed 100.000.-
000 bushels of wheat probably will be
handled in a national pool." said Jew
ett. "Indications are at this time that
the American association will be com
pleted soon. Rapid progress is being
formed in Oklahoma, Nebraska and
"The Northwest Growers' associa
tion will be part of the national as
sociation. The Northwest organiza
tion is regarded as a leader in this
movement and everywhere growers
are looking to the northwest association."
Pauline Frederick has made a won
derful picture for Robinson-Cole
Pictures Corporation in "The Lure of
Jade," which will be shown at the
Standard Theatre tomorrow evening.
Miss Frederick has been seen in a
number of good pictures at the Stan
dard in the past. New comedy faces
are coming tomorrow night, also, in
"The Beauty Contest." Sunday night,
IMHott Dexter comes in The Witch
ing Hour" Paramount's fine picture,
directed by the late William Desmond
Taylor the first of a new booking
of Paramount pictures at the Standard.
WALLA WALLA RESEEDS
Reports from farmers ip various
districts of Walla Walla county indi
cate that considerable reseeding of
fall wheat plantings has been found
necessary. The long freezing period
of the winter, during which the cold
persisted the greatest length of time
known to this section, caused not on
ly some of the wheat in the light land
districts to the winterkilled, but in the
Rulo section, where the land is con
siderably heavier. With added work
of reseeding the farmers of this sec
tion are working larger crews to get
their spring work finished.
ACTIVITY IN SURVEY
FOR RAILWAY LINES
IS OF INTERESTHERE
Millions of Dollars Appropriated
8' For Improvements In Two
HYSLOP ON THE MOUNTAIN
Professor H. R. Hyslop, head of the
extension department of Oregon Ag
ricultural College, is a welcome vis
itor Friday and Saturday of this
week on Weston mountain, where he
is making the final bin inspection of
seed potatoes for certification. Pro
fessor Hyslop is being entertained
by Weston Mountain Community club
which is giving a reception this
(Friday) evening in his honor.
There will be a program and a gen
era) good time, to be followed by refreshments.
The running of survey lines in this
vicinity by railroad crews has caused
considerable comment as to what the
result may meam to Athena. Lines
have been surveyed in the vicinity of
Thorn Hollow crossing on the Uma
tilla river, north toward Athena and
Adams. North of Athena, the line ex
tends through the Sheard, Swaggart
and the old Zimmerman place, now
owned by M. L. Watts., From that
point it extends in a northwesterly
direction toward Wallula.
Current reports and rumors are
many and contradictive as to who is
behind the surveys and what the ul
timate objective point will be. ,
home see in the movement an ex
tension of the Northern Pacific from
Athena, southward, across the Blue,
Mountains, into the Grand Ronde val
ley, on to Klamath Falls and down
Another and more reasonable ver
sion is that the O. W. R. & N., now
Union Pacificized, is after an Inland
Empire route throueh to the Soupd.
This claim it given credence for the
reason that future development of the
Umatilla Rapids project is conceded,
and with its completion, the Union
Pacific wants to be on the ground
to receive all benefits possible accru
ing from electrified rail lines.
One surveying crew has been work
ing out of Athena for two weeks.
Apparently all the members of the
crew are able to explain is that they
are surveying, and information stops
However, it is known that railroads
will spend in excess of $90,000,000 in
Oregon and Washington this year for
extensions, new construction work, re
placements and purchase of materials.
, The O. W. R. & N. budget for spec
ial authorized construction, amounts
to $6,000,000 and in addition there is
another budget totalling $4,500,000
that is up for approval.
Budgets and special expenditures of
the five transcontinental lines serving
the Northwest have been announced
and these with the budgets and special
expenditures planned by three local
rail lines amount to $27,700,000.
Regular annual expenditures for
purchase of supplies in the two state3
will be swelled to a slightly higher
level than at any time during the past
decade and railroad officials estimate
that these supplies will cost SSfl.ftnn -
000 during 1922.
Ihe five transcontinental lines and
the Pacific Fruit Express comnanv
have announced the construction of 17
054 new wooden cars, the timber for
which will all be drawn from the
Northwest and will cost approximate
I hoiiK'h these items do not include
potential purchases of more supplies
by Eastern lines or money to be ex
pended in snort line developments
throughout the twe states, they total
$90,:i27,000. This is the investment
the railroads will make for improve
ments and betterments. This sum does
not include wages or taxes, which ann
ually amount to many millions of dol
lars These figures offer conclusive proof
that the railroads have faith in the
future development of the Northwest
country. The results from these vast
expenditures will be manifold and will
mark a new era of development and
indury in the two states.
Through the building of new termin
als, new bridges and lines into vast
timber tracts the railroad officials ex
press the conviction that heavier trade
will develop in this territory and
through the adoption of more modern
facilities, such as automatic electric
control on the Oregon Electric and
elimination of duplicate service, such
as abandonment of one of the De
schutes river lineB, a more progress
ive and better cooperative form of
operation has been brought about.
But even more important than de
velopment of new trade, adoption of
more progressive policies and formula
tion of a cooperative spirit is the en
try of the rail lines into the North
west lumber market with orders close
ly approximating $25,000,000. Timber
operators and lumber men see in this
phase new prosperity for the North
west, which is largely dependent up
on the healthiness of the lumber in
dustry for its economic advancement.
KEEP OUT POTATO WILT
Use no potatoes for seed that show
brewn discolorations near the sur
face when cut across the stem end.
Such potatoes often have wilt, a dis
ease that seriously reduces the yield
of potatoes in many sections of Ore
gon O. A. C. Experiment station.
Liberty bonds made a new high
mark Tuesday. The first and second
44s were quoted at $100.08 and
Victory 4s $100.88.
PILOT ROCK 4TPENDLETON 3
Pilot Rock drubbed the Pendleton
Blue Mountain league team in the
first game of the season, Sunday, by
the score of 4 to 3. ltSH
HIGHWAY CHANGE PROTESTED
Much protest has been aroused by
the proposed changing of the route
of the Oregon-Washington highway
from the original survey along Willow
creek to a route over the hills toitap
the John Day highway about three
miles south of Arlington. Highway
Commissioner George E. Barratt said
that the state highway commission
would not spend money for the Wil
low creek route. Moving of the road,
it is believed, will cause considerable
loss in property values along the or
iginally proposed route.
DEEP SNOW AT KAMELA
The snow is five feet deep on tho
summit of the Blu Mountains at
Kamela. Measurements were recent
ly taken by Roadmastei', Shannos