TV ir4l Entered at tbe Post Office at Athena, Oregon, as Second-Class Mail Matter VOLUME 47. ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 19, 1926 NUMBER 8 SENATE PASSES REVENUEMEASURE Bill Approved By Upper House Makes Cut of $456,251,000 In Tax Burden. Washington, D. C. Carrying a re duction of nearly half a billion dollars in the annual federal tax burden, the senate passed the Tevenue measure. The vote was 68 to 9, six republican progressives, two democrats and Sen ator Shlpstead, farmer laborIteof Min nesota, voting; against it. The others were: Senators Frazier of North Da kota, La Follette of Wisconsin, Mc Master of South Dakota, Norbeck of South Dakota, Norrls of Nebraska and Nye of North Dakota, all republicans; Reed of Missouri and Wheeler of Montana, democrats. The $126,000,000 cut made by the senate over the house bill must run the fire of conference between the two houses. Besides accepting all of the reduc tions proposed by the house, the sen ate made these major changes in the bill: Repealed the inheritance tax. Struck out the tax on admissions and dues. Eliminated the. tax on passenger automobiles. Repealed the capital stock tax but Increased the 12 Mi per cent corpora tion tax 1 per cent. Cut $23,000,000 from the surtaxes on incomes between $24,000 and $100, 000. Reduced further the taxes on cigars. The additional tax reduction voted by the senate was assailed an "eco nomic folly," by Chairman Green of the house ways and means committee. The senate, in going $126,000,000 beyond the total approved by the house in Its $330,000,000 bill, not only threatened a treasury deficit, but jeo pardized the enactment of many pend ing bills calling for increased govern ment expenditures,, including the. pub lic buildings bill, said Mr. Green. Chairman Green is supported in his position by other house leaders. INAUGURATION DAY GHAN6EIS ADOPTED Washington, D. C. The Norris con stitutional amendment, changing in auguration day from March 4 to the third Monday in January, and the date for meeting of congress from Decem ber to the first Monday in January, was adopted by the senate by a vote of 73 to 2. Blease, South Carolina, and Kang, Utah, democrats, cast the only dis senting votes on the resolution, which now goes to the house. The house committee on elections of president and congress favorably reported a resolution proposing that - congress meet on January 4 and that the executive be Inaugurated on Jan uary 24. An important provision ' of the amendment proposed by both senate and house is that designed to insure the choice of an executive in the event no candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes.. In the last presi dential election it was shown that if the triangular contest had thrown the election into congress' that body might have been deadlocked and the country have been without an executive on March 4. , Congress is almost unanimous in favor of the proposed amendment and it s expected to be submitted tp the States before this session ends. CoolldgeHModifiea Mitchell Penalty, Washington, . D. C, By action of President Coolidge, William Mitchell, formerly a colonel in the army air service, passed off the commissioned roll for five years. The president ap proved the court-martial sentence Im posed on him, insofar as suspension from all rank and duty was concern ed. He modified the total forfeiture ef pay and allowances, however, to permit Mitchell to receive daring his suspension half of his non-flying pay . and certain living allowances "at the pleasure of the president" OREGON CONVICTS IN RIOT AND GOURDS SHOOT NINE A Salem special to the Oregonian gives details of the riot participated in by 450 convicts in the dining room of the Oregon" state penitentiary, when nine of the most desperate con victs in the Oregon state penitentiary were shot by guards when approxi mately 200 of the 450 prisoners started a riot in the dining room of the "prison during the supper hour Wednesday evening. C. R. Moore, Lane county, serving three years for larceny from a dwell ing. Pat Burke, Multnomah county, serving- ten years for a statutory of fense. H. Smith, Multnomah county, serv ing two and one-half years for as sault and robbery. J. M. James, Wasco county, serv ing eight years for a statutory of fense. Albert Corley, Multnomah county, serving ten years for man-slaughter. D. Cadena, Klamath county, serv ing life sentence for murder. Frank Davis, Linn county, serv ing three years for larceny. J. Arnold, Umatilla county, sorv ing life term for murder in second degree. William Short, Jackson county, serving three years for operating a still. , Prison officials said that the riot was a part of a plot to burn the state flax plant and, possibly, escape from the institution. At 5 Q'clpck in the afternoon two fires were dis covered to have broken out simult aneously in the threshing department of the state flax plant, which is op erated in connection with the pen itentiary. By prompt action on the part of the prison officials and the city fire department the fires were extin guished with nominal damage to the plant. . ' It later developed that the fires were, set: and that -Carl Murray and William Stroud, convicts, were re sponsible. . J. P.; Lillie, warden of the peni tentiary, said that he had scented un rest among the convicts for the past 48 hours, and doubled the number of guards in the prison dining room and strengthened the several posts. The convicts had scarcely entered the dining room when one of their number shouted, "All right, boys, let's go." In the meantime the dining room door had been locked and the five unarmed guards were at the mercy of the prisoners. Tables were upset, chairs were demolished and dishes were hurled at the guards. One or two of the guards were struck by the flying missiles, but none of them were seriously injured. .When it become apparent that the dining room guards were unable to control the situation, an alarm was sounded and a dozen or 15 guards who were eating " supper in their quarters outside of the prison en closure rushed to the institution ar senal, obtained rifles and started for the dining room. In the meantime Warden Lillie, who was in the prison office at the time the riot started, grasped a rifle and was the first of the armed officials and guards to face the rioters. Upon the refusal of the convicts to restore order, Warden Lillie and his guards opened fire on the leaden of the riot. It was estimated by the warden that less than 15 shots were fired in the dining room and that the convicts were cowed within five minutes after the alarm was sound ed. ' , " As soon as quiet was restored Warden Lillie ordered the wounded convicts taken to the hospital ward on the second floor of the prison, while the other convicts were march ed to their cells under armed guard. No attempt was made by the prison ers to resume the demonstration af ter reaching their cells. Warden Lillie said-that all of the convicts wounded in the riot had been under surveillance of the prison of ficials and guards for some time and that none of them had received anv institution privileges. More than 250 wheat growers, rep resenting every important wheat producing county in eastern Oregon, as well as representatives of all commercial or government agencies directly concerned with the wheat industry attended the economic con ference of wheat growers of the state, concluded at Moro Saturday afternoon after a three day session, was very successful, according to the Umatilla county wheat growers who attended. Organization of the Eastern Oregon Wheat, league was completed Satur day" with the adoption of a constitu tion and election of officers. F. B. Ingle's of Dufur is the first presi dent, Charles B. Cox of Hepnner, vice-president and Harry B. Pinker- ton of Moro, secretary treasurer. An executive committeeman from each of. the 11 counties was elected. These were A. V. Swift, Baker; John Withycombe, Gilliam; Ward Farrel, Jefferson; Pete Tensen, Malheur; J. C. Turner, Morrow; W. S. Powell, Sherman; James K. Hill, Umatilla; J. A. Gaskill, Union; H. B. David hizer, Wallowa; C. T. Emerson, Was co, and Mike Dukek, Wheeler. Every phase of wheat production from preparing the soil to market ing the product was considered by the committees and the general as sembly, and the reports of the com mittees will be published in a spec ial bulletin that will be published soon by Oregon Agricultural college. Lowden Would Regulate Production. Champaign, 111. A 'federal farm board to regulate crop production for the fanner, as the federal reserve board adjusts nation wide credit facil ities for the industrial world, was ad vocated by Frank. O. Lowden, ex-gover nor of Illinois, before the annual meet ing of the Illinois Agricultural asso ciation., . . .... t'.'.. MOODY-PUTMAN A pretty wedding was solemnized at Milton Sunday morning in the Christian church, when Miss Alta Aimee Putman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Putman, became the bride of Mr. Kenneth O. Moody, of Bend, Oregon. The couple will re side at Bend. EASTERN OREGON WHEAT . ' LEAGUE IS ORGANIZED THREE DAYS GIVEN TO THE BASKETBALL TOURNEY The basketball tournament of Dist rict Nq. 2 will lie held in the gym nasium at MaeLaughlin High schqol, Milton, Thursday, Friday and Sat urday, February 25, 26 and 27, with 18 teams competing. Athena is paired with MaeLaughlin and the game will be played Friday forenoon. Competing teams from the high schools . of lone, Hermiston; Adams, Athena, Echo, Helix, Weston, Umatilla, Pilot Rock, Stanfield, Lex ington, Milton, Pendleton. lone and Pendleton play the first game of the tournament, Thursday evening, at 7 o'clock. y The finals will be played on Fri day night and Saturday forenoon. The Championship game will be played Saturday night, and the win ner will represent the district at the state tournament at Salem. Two years ago Athena won .the district championship, and was runncrup at last year's district tournament, Pen dleton winning by a narrow margin. BEAVER PELTS Hides from 61 beavers were thip- ped from Walla Walla by Game Warden Frank Bigler to the state game warden Seattle, The animals are being trapped by men licensed by the game warden, to prevent damage feeing dpne tQ irrigation pro jects. The hides are valued at $1200, half of the proceeds to go to the county game fund and half 15 the trappers, STANFIELD'S GRAZING BILL ! STIRS PiNCROT 10 ACTION Gifford Pinchot has characterized the proposed grazing bill of Senator Stanfield as one which "would sacri fice the rights and interests of the small rancher to the selfish and shortsighted demands of cattle and sheepmen now operating on a large scale." ' Conservationists who have analys ed the bill contend that "the pass age of this legislation will strangle the administration of the national forests as. timber Growing and water protective properties and will give to the grazing industry of the west what amounts to a perpetual grant of grazing rights on the national forests." The association in its announce ment quoted a letter which Governor Pinchot wrote to Senator Stanfte'd, as follows; i "Brief examination of the bill con vinces me that its enactment would make impossible the growth of tim ber crops and the protection of wat er sheds for municipal water cup plies, irrigation and power, through out vast areas of the national for. ests in the Rocky mountains and Pacific states which would demoralize forest administration everywhere in the west and would sacrifice the rights and interests of the small ranch men to the selfish and short sighted demands of cattle and shiep men now operating on a large scale. In short, it would go far to destroy the policy of national forest admin istration which was written Into the law 29 years ago and was translat ed -into fact in President Roosevelt's administration when I was forester under his secretary of agriculture, James Wilson. Such an outcome would be disastrous for' the American people as a whole, and for the people of the west In particular. "I cannot appear before your com mittee next week to express 'my views on the details of this bill be cause my presence in Harrisburg is imperatively required by the session. I therefore request that I be gien an ooDortunity to be heard later." Secretary Work is expected to bo among the first witnesses, and ha Is opposed to the Stanfield measure, as are the national grange, American farm bureau federation, Yale univer sity and other groups, DEATH OF BERT MAYS Bert Mays, son of the late W. B. Mays and Mrs. Abbie Maya of Pen dleton, and nephew of Mrs. Jennie Barrett of Athena, died at Pendle ton of Brights Disease, last Friday evening. Funeral services wecc held at Pendleton, Sunday. STEIWER IS AN ACTIVE SENATORIAL CANDIDATE ; A Salem special says the "big top" event in capitol political circles dur ing the last week was the visit there of Frederick Steiwer of Pendleton, candidate for United States senator at the republican primary election. Mr. Steiwer gave an address be fore members of the Salem chamber of commerce at noon Monday, and later conferred with state officials and friends. He was a dinner guest of members of the American - Legion at 6 o'clock. Mr. Steiwer later went to Jefferson, where he gave an ad dress in the Masonic hall. He was born near Jef'rson, where his par ents now ro i -'s. The hall was crowded to capacity and the speaker received an ovation. He was accom panied to Jefferson by George Grif fith, past commander of the state de partment, American Legion, and oth er members of the veterans' organi zation, . A "Steiwer for Senator club," with 350 active members, has been organ ized at Jefferson. ' KNIGnTS OF PYTHIAS SPENJ) A MOST ENJOYABLE EVENING Members of Pythian Lodge, No. 29 K of P., their families and friends participated in an enjoyable social meeting in the IOO F-Kof P. lodge hall last evening, when a large num ber were present. A banquet supper was held at 6:30 in the dining room, after which the assemblage listened to a fine pro gram of vocal and instrumental mus ic The Jolly Joy-Maker's orcheslrn enlivened the occasion with a number of selections. Mr. Clark delivered the address of the evening. Piano numbers were given by Lois Johnson, Mrs. Law rence Pinkerton and Mrs. Max Hop per; Jeannamae Read, Kathryn Mc Intyre, Edna Pinkerton arid Marjorle Montague favored with vocal solos; Marjorie Douglas Rave a "pleasing dance; .Mrs. C. M. Eager a, musical reading, and Mrs. I. L. Michener and Miss Merle Best a vocal duet. LEADS IN APPLES The Yakima irrigation project in Washington led all others in produc tion of apples last year. The de partment of interior reported that the yield was more than 108,000 tons, valued at $4,380,000 and re presenting an average acre value of $282, ' CARS COLLIDE An automobile accident that might have been more serious occurred Monday on the highway between Athena and Weston, when a truck, and a car driven by Ralph Dowd go ing east collided with a car driven by Henry Dell, going west. No one was injured but the Dell car was badly damaged, the left front wheel and axle being broken and 'the fend er smashed. . The car is the proper ty of York Dell. ODD FELLOWS CONVENTION HERE ONIFEBRUARY 27TH The district Odd Fellows conven tion, comprising the lodges of Mor row and Umatilla counties, will be held at Odd Fellows Hall in Athena, Saturday, February 27, beginning at 9:30 a. m. The forenoon session will be de voted to various reports, selection of meeting place next year, and rou tine business. In the afternoon, elec tion of officers will be made. 'In the evening, the banquet will be followed by exemplification of third degree work, competitive teams en tering from Hermiston, Stanfield, Pendleton, Weston and Freewater. Individual prizes will be given for the best spoken parts, and the capi tal prize, a loving cup will go to the winning degree team. Weston won the capital prize last year. The pro gram follows. ,, 9:30 a.m. Opening; Roll Call of Officers and Delegates. Address of Welcome, M. L. Watts. Response, W. O. Staver. Appointment of Committees. Statements of Vice-Presidents. General Business. 1:80 P. M. Report of Committees. Special Business, Election-of Officers. Address, Henry Young, G.. M. Address, G. E. Kellough, P G. M. of Washington. Address, S. F. Bowman, P. G. M. . Address, R. Alexander, P. G. M. Address, H. J. Taylor, P. G. M. Address, R. F. Kirkpatrick, P.G. P. Address, O. F. Steele, Grand Mar shall. Good of the Order. Street Parade. 6:00 P. M. Banquet. " 7:30 P. M. Exemplification of third degree by degree teams from differ ent lodges. Officers President, Earnest J. Haney, No. 73. Vice-President, John Young, No. 23. Warden, R. S. Smith, No. 248. Conductor, Jack Calder, No. 68. Inside Guard, W. I. McClatchie, No. 73. Outside Guard, Andy Millar, No. 61. Chaplain, O. F. Steele, No. 32. Resolution Committee S. A. Barnes, O. A. Edwards, T. A. Lieuallen. Reception Committee John Mayberry, I. L. Michener, Jesse Loker, Wilbur Harden, A. M. Johnson, E. O. Lee, John Pinkerton, Don Wilks. U.S. TRIES TO STOP BIG FOOD MERGER National Products Corporation Is Assailed By Depart ment of Justice. CHINAS DISTRIBUTED . Eighty China pheasants from the state game farm at Pendleton, were (distributed at vantage points in the Athena vicinity Tuesday, by Marion Hansell, Omer Stephens and Charlie Payne. Thirty-seven hens and forty-three roosters were turned loose to augment the pheasant colony hereabouts. INCOME TAX BLANKS HAVE ARRIVED FOR DISTRIBUTION George Washington of Today c n.t " ' ' Oregon income taxpayers no long er need worry about delay in receiy ing blank forms on which to report their incomes to the collector of in ternal revenue for the United States government. Forty two thousand forms have been mailed to those who submitted reports last year. Every individual who last year was in the class of salary earners and wage earners submitting tax re turns is in the list to receive blank forms now. March 15 is the last date on which tax returns may be made before de linquency begins. At least one fourth of the tax is payable then. The blank forms now in the mails concern only those whose individual income during 1925 did not exceed $5,000. This class includes every person who was unmarried through out the year and whose net income was $1500 or more; every unmarried person claiming exemption as head of a family whose net income was $1,500 or more, and every married person whose net income was $3,500 or more during 1925. . New York. The United States gov ernment has moved to prevent what It regards as an attempt to convert the . chain-store system into linked fetters Cor the restraint of trade and com merce. , ". , Unite States District. Attorney Bucknef filed an equity suit in federal court to enjoin the National Food Pro ducts, 'corporation from obtaining further ' stock in competing food cor porations and to require the corpora tion to dispose of its present holdings tn such concerns. The suit was the snag upon which the third great proposed combine in America's $22,000,000,000 food industry was caught. It followed within a few days a similar anti-trust action against the proposed $2,000,000,000 Ward Food Products corporation and the collapse of negotiations for a $250,000,000 com bination of the Postum Cereal com pany and the California Packing com pany, generally attributed to fears of meeting government disapproval. The district attorney charged that the National Food Products corpora tion, a holding corporation recently formed through acquisition of capital itock In other corporations which oper ate more than 16,000 chain stores throughout northeastern states, would lessen competition, restrain trade and create a monopoly of one or more lines of commerce. The total capital of such companies is in excess of $160, 000,000. 1925 FOREIGN LOANS TOTAL JER BILLION : Washington, D. C. Public flota tions of foreign loans in, the United States last year amounted to $1,097, 627,000, the Federal Reserve board announced, or nearly $200,000,000 less than in 1924. In addition to the public flotations, probably a quarter of a million dol lars was Invested abroad by American capitalists. Of the new Issues from abroad $64, 433,000 were corporate and $53,250,000 governmental. Individual issues of more than $10,000,000 were made by German and Italian corporations, by the Swedish-American Investment company and by the Province of On tario. Flotations of $182,525,000 in Novem ber were the largest in any month since October, 1924. This was account ed for chiefly by the $100,000,000 loan to Italy. LIQUOR PROBE IS ORDERED Exports from British Columbia Sub Ject to Inquiry, Vancouver, B. C. Shipments of li quor and drugs from British Colum bia to Washington and California are to be aired In the forthcoming publla investigation ordered by the govern ment at Ottawa, It became known here, Liquor Interests here were much per turbed when It was found that the committee wanted to know all about liquor released from bonded ware. j houses for the past year or two, how lit left the country and what guaran tee the customs had that the liquor ; actually reached its destination as ! given on the export papers. TROEH WINS TROniY Frank M. Troeh, of Portland, won the interstate individual flyer cup, at Kansas City, after a shoot off with Frank Etchen, Independence, Kanxas, in the final event of the in terstate trap shooting tournament. Troeh and Etchen tied at 25 flyers each. In the shoot-off Etchen mis sed the fifth Troeh got. A DOUBLE WEDDING A double wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Has call near Pilot Rock, Sunday after noon, when their two daughters be came brides. Mary Eleanor Has call was .united in marriage to Mr. Edison R. Northup, and Daphne Alice Hascall became the wife of Mr. Donald E. Merkling. i Non-Part!gant to Remain Republican. Bismark, N. D. Condemnation of the world court and decision to con tinue In the republican party marked the non-partisan leaguers state con vention. Voting S7 to 18, the leaguera rejected the proposal that thoy enter the farmer-labor party. Since they became a political power, thoy travel ed under the republican banner. By unanimous vote the convention nomin ated Gerald P. Nye as a candidate for the United States senate. Helen Wills Is Defeated. Cannes, France. Miss Helen Wills quest for world supremacy in tennla has failed but failed gloriously, Thu 20-year-olil American champion went down before the racquet wizardry of Suzanne Lcnglc-n, bailed by many as the greatest woman tennis player who ever stepped on a court. The score was 6-3, 8 0. It was played before a Crowd that packed tha stands, with, hundreds clamoring at the gates, un able to gain admittance. .