f ' -i r Entered at the Post Office at Athena, Oregon, as Second-Claee Mail Matter VOLUME 47. ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 1. 1926 NUMBER 20 IJAY TAKE STEPS TO RECALL HARTLEY Former Supporters of Wash ington Governor to Ask Him to Explain Policies. Seattle, Wash. The Constitutional Government league, meeting In Seat tie, voted to send between 30 and 60 original supporters to Governor Hart ley to the chief executive to give him , an opportunity to explain his stand on educational policies before it takes any action looking toward a recall, E. B. Cox, Seattle, chairman of the league, was appointed to name the men. Among those attending the meeting were William Short, president of the Stale Federation of Labor; Worrall Wilson, a Seattle business man; Sam Walker, former republican state chair man; William Pitt Trimble, Seattle capitalist; State Senator Fred Hast ings, Representatives Pliny L. Allen and Ralph Knapp, Seattle; Corpora ' . tion Counsel Kennedy, J. Y. C. Kel logg, republican state committeeman, and Thomas P.Fisk, a Kelso attorney. Olympia, Wash. Governor Hartley will be "glad to meet" any delegation which wishes to talk over pending Is sues, he declared, when informed that the constitutional government league was contemplating sending such a del egation to Olympia. KING GEORGE MAY INTERVENED STRIKE London. An unofficial suggestion has now been put forward that as nei ther side in the general strike, now in its second week, will budge from their declared intentions, the king might usefully take a hand in the dispute by calling a conference of the rival par ties. " Sir William Joynson-Hicks, the home secretary, says the government will win. The Earl of Balfour asserts that the country is threatened with revo lution, and that success of the strike would mean that the country would be ruled by a relatively small body of extremists who regard the trades un ions as a political instrument by which the industrial system might be de stroyed, i The outstanding development of the week end was the successful convoy ing of food trucks by cavalry and ar mored cars from the Victoria docks to the distributing center in Hyde park. H. M. DAUGHERTY INDICTED Ex-Attorney General and Ex-Custodian of Alien Property Accused New York. The special federal grand jury investigating the i. le of the American Metals company indict ed Harry M. Daugherty, ex-United (( States attorney general; Thomas W. Miller, ex-alien property custodian, and John T. King, ex-republican na tional committeeman from Connecti cut, for conspiracy to defraud the gov ernment. The grand Jury, concluding investi gations begun last January, charged ' Daugherty, Miller and King with con spiracy to defraud the government in , connection with the transfer of $7,- 000,000 of American Metals company funds from the custody of the govern ment to the Societe Suisse Pour Val ours l)e Metaux, a Swiss company al leged to have been German owned. 128 Injured In Cable Car Crash San Francisco, Cal. A California street cable car ran away for four blocks down a steep hill, crashed into another car that was standing on the same track at the bottom of the hill, injured one passenger, a woman, per haps fatally, and less seriously hurt approximately 125 others. Senator Myers Asks for "Reasons" Seattle, Wash. State Senator Chas K. Myers of Davenport, Wash., made public here a letter which he bad written Governor Hartley demanding the reason for his removal as a Che ney normal trustee on the grounds of "misconduct in office." Alton B. Parker Dies Suddenly New York Alton B. Parker, demo cratic nominee for president in 1904, died Monday afternoon while driving through Central rark. Judge Parker was en route from here to his country home near New York.' He was 74 years of age. CONDITIONAL PERMITS FOR BUIL1GJF NEW ROADS Construction of approximately 430 miles of new railroad in Central Oregon and northern California, which would serve the largest area in the United States now without railroad mileage, was given outright and conditional approval by the in terstate commerce commission. Three railroads would do the build ing, the territory to be served equal ing the combined areas of Massachu setts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Deleware. At the same time the commission authorized the Southern Pacific com pany to acquire control of the Nevada-California-Oregon railway by pur chase of its capital stock; condition ally authorized the same carrier to acquire in like manner the Oregon, California and Eastern railway and dismissed the petition" of the Oregon public service commission for an order requiring construction ;of new railroads in interior Oregon. The railroads applications were described generally as in substitu tion for the Oregon commission's proposal as far as "meeting local needs" was concerned. The Central Pacific railway, the only one to receive outright author ity from the commission, plans to build a line 36 miles long from a point on its line two miles south of Klamath Falls, Oregon, to Cornell, California and another road 62 miles long from Cornell to Altura, in Mo doc county, California. The Oregon Trunk's new line would run from Bend, 66 miles to Pauning, a station on the recently constructed portion of the Natron cut-off of the Central Pacific, thence across Klam ath Marsh and along the Williamson river to Sprague river, approximate ly 70 miles and thence approximate. ly 42 miles to Klamath Falls.. . The road was authorized to build from Bend to a connection with the Oregon, California and Eastern sub ject to the condition, if it is granted trackage rights over the Southern Pacific between Paunina and Klam ath .Falls, it shall construct only to a point of connection with the Nat ron cut-off. - The Oregon, California and East ern proposes to build three branch es, one running from its terminus at Sprague river, 63 miles to Silver Lake; another from a point on the proposed Silver lake branch along the Williamson river approximately 15 miles and the third from Sprague river approximately 65 miles to Lakeview. The authority to the road was con ditioned upon the granting by it to the Oregon Trunk of operating rights over its present and project ing lines between a point of connec tion and Klamath Falls, in event the Oregon Trunk failed to reach an ag reement with the southern Pacific for joint operation over its line. Authorization of the Southern Pa cific to acquire control of the Oregon, California and Eastern, was condi tioned upon consumation of an ar rangement under which the Oregon Trunk, would be enabled to operate over the Natron cut-off, or the line of the Oregon, 'California and East ern. GRAIN INSPECTION It is probable that grain inspec tion will hereafter be done locally in Umatilla county. Committees were recently appointed at a meet ing of growers, millers and buyers at Pendleton to establish a grain inspection office in this county, where weights and grades will be handled, instead of through the Portland of fice. M. L. Watts and A. R. Coppock of Athena are the local committee men. Six of a shipment of twelve Mc- Cormick-Deering Harvesters, order ed by Rogers & Goodman, have ar rived in Athena and are in process of assemblage by the firm's mechani cal force. One of the machines, in the rear of the Rogers & Goodman store has been in stationary operation during the week and has been the center of interest of farmers and grain grow ers of this district. - The machines are especially built for hillside farming, and are so con structed that the. header platform is parallel with the ground at all times, thus leaving no skipped grain. The 24 inch cylinder runs . on self-aligning, enclosed ball bearings. Five square feet of grate surface beneath the cylinder and main beat er provides for immediate separation of 80 to 90 per cent of grain at the cylinder, and a feature which is ap pealing to harvester men is the wide 44 inch separator, which permits the straw to spread thinly over the straw racks for thorough separation. The new machines, the first of their kind to be introduced here, have many other practical features for grain saving and economical op eration, and present a compact, me chanical thoroughness in every respect. BLED TO DEATH Report in Athena is to the effect that Bruce, little son of Mr. and Mrs, J. H. Samuels of Vernonia, Oregon, former residents, of this city, bled to death one day last week as the result of cutting his thumb, while his parents were absent from home, Mr. and Mrs. Samuels and family left Athena several months ago, to reside on a farm near Vernonia. INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER IS CENTER OF INTEREST W. C. T. U. TO ENTERTAIN The ladies of the local W, C. T. U. are inviting the public to hear a pro gram of entertainment in the recep tion rooms of the Christian church, Thursday, May 20, at 2:30p. m. Mrs. A. F. May of Pendleton, county president, will address the voters on the temperance side of the question of the coming primaries, as to the qualifications of the nominees for of fice. Vocal solos will be rendered by Mrs. Otha Reeder and Mrs. David T. Stone, and a reading by Betty Jane Eager.. Refreshments will be served, and all are invited, , GRADUATING EXERCISES AT THE AUDITORIUM TONIGHT Graduating exercises for class '26 of the Athena High school will take place this evening al high school au ditorium when nine girls and sevfin boys will receive their diplomas. The commencement address wul le deliv ered by the Rev. Howard Stover, who last year delivered the baccuhureate sermon. . The Christian church was taxed to capacity Sunday morning, when Ev angelist Hutton, who is holding a series of meetings there, delivered the baccalaureate sermon for the class which graduates tonight His subject was "The Master Life." The class members are: Gail An derson, Genevieve Baker, William Campbell, Roma Charlton, Charlotte Gross, Wilbur Harden, Helen Hod gen, Dorothy Lee, Melvin Coppock, William Coppock, Phyllis Dickenson, Leonard Geissel, Lois Mclntyre, Dean Pinkerton, Genevieve Rogers, Jua nita Woodruff. The program follows: Commencement March. ...Lois Johnson Invocation Reverend Bollinger Instrumental Duet ....Lois Johnson and Edna DeFreeee Presentation of Class Gift Dean Pinkerton Class Salutatory and Oration William Coppock Vocal Solo.....; ...Kathryn Mclntyre Commencement Address ........ Reverend Ilowari Stover Instrumental Solo....Genevieve Rogers Presentation of Awards...'. , Superintendent O. C. Hadley Presentation of Diplomas Lawrence Pinkertan Benediction Reverend Dwight Hackett "BROWNIE" PASSES "Brownie," Homer Watts' little Fox Terrior, died this week, presum ably as the result of being run over by an automobile. CANDIDATE BRADLEY FIGURES DEPUTY HIRING G. W. Bradley, former county treasurer, is a republican candidate before the primaries for that office. Mr. Bradley announces that if elect ed to the office, he will employ no de puty, only when absolutely necessary. In his campaign literature he draws comparison of cost to the taxpayer in maintaining the office during the respective terms of his successors. . His statement discloses that in 1917, the treasurer's salary was rais ed from $1200 to $1500. Grace Gil liam was treasurer, then, and the most that deputy cost under her ad ministration v-m $690, in 1921; un der C. K. C-.r,ton, in 1922, deputy hire was only '.3.0 but in 1923, under the DeHart regime, deputy hire jumped up to $1,175. According to Bradley's figures, Bettye DeHart as deputy (now a re publican candidate before the prim aries for the office of county treasur er) was paid $1200 in 1924; $1200 in 1925 and has been drawing $100 per month since January 1, of this year. His figures show that under the De Hart administration, the coat of maintaining the office has increased from $2,378.30 (under Cranston), to $2,700.00 per year. LEGROW CAR DAMAGED Returning from Walla Walla Wed nesday morning, Fay LeGrow meet ing a truck, was in the act of pass ing it, when a Ford driven by Rev. Harrah of Weston, darted out from behind the truck and collided head-on with Mr. LeGrow's car. , The shock damaged both machines considerab ly. The LeGrow Cadillac received a smashed fender, a broken spring, bent axle and the steering gear was put out of commission. The Ford was badly damaged. From reports the accident was due to careless driving on the part of Mr, Harrah. Mr. LeGrow was off the pavement at least two feet on his side of the road when the machines struck. HI I u 'nV 1 4 Si .- i'W'At. geilSy ISiallt Sor it Harvesting! IN TENNESSEE James Haworth, accompanied by his father, arrived safely at New Market, Tennessee, going from Athe na in a Ford coupe in about two weeks. They went through many points of interest, and enjoyed their overland trip. Returning to the coast they will come through .California and up to Marshfield, where James may reside permanently. 1. Can be used with equal success , on hillside or level fields. 2. A real 2 -man machine. Bagging platform, centrally located, well balanced. Men work close to gether. 3. Header platform is parallel to ground at all times. No grain skipped, 4. Operates equally well up hill or down, 5. Cylinder, 24" long, runs on self aligning, enclosed ball bear ings. 6. Five square feet of grate surface beneath cylinderand main beater provides for immediate separa tion of 80 to 90 of grain at the cylinder. 7. Wide separator (44") permits straw to spread thinly over straw racks for thorough separation. 3. Air blast of shoe fan is distrib uted evenly over entire area of shoe screen, whether machine is going up or down hill. 9. Recleaning device in addition to ehoe similar in action to fanning mill. Cleans grain thoroughly. 10. Power-operated leveling cfe vice. The operator merely moves a clutch lever the power does the rest. ' 11. Screens are automatically lev eled. 12. All bearings supported on brack- ets attached solidly to the frame, not to sheet metal siding. 13. Auxiliary engine same as used in Harvester trucks and tractors. Ball-bearing crankshaft 14. All drive chains are short Double roller chain and cut steel sprock ets on cylinder drive.. These cTVIachines are now on display" at our Store ROGERS & GOODMAN (A Mercantile Trust,) ATHENA, ORE' Hillside Harvester-Threshers MOTHER'S DAY IS HONORED AT ETUDECLUB SESSION Mothers of members of the Etude club were honored last Thursday at the home of Mrs. B. B. Richards on Jefferson street. The attractive rooms were decorated with a pro fusion of spring flowers and the guests were entertained with an appropriate program. Mrs. O. O. Stephens and Mrs. Max Hopper played a piano duet follow ed by a history of Mothers day and its observance here and in European countries, by Mrs. O. C. Hadley. "Old Black Joe" with variations was played by Mrs. David Stone as a piano solo; Miss Lorraine Terry sang "The End of a Perfect Day" by Car rie Jacobs Bond; A humorous music al reading "I've got the Mumps" was given by Mrs. Lawrence Pink erton, she was accompanied by Mrs. Max Hopper; "Carry Me Back to Old Virginny" was sung by Mrs. David Stone, Mrs. R. B. McEwen and Miss Lorraine Terry; Miss Eva Randall gave a musical reading "Just an old fashioned picture"; The club chorus sang "Rain Song" and the program closed with a spirited piano duet by Mrs. Frank Ames and Miss Gertrude Mclntyre. A feature of the afternoon was the presentation of prizes to the com mittee arranging the best program t-f the year. These awards were made to Miss Lorraine Terry, Miss Eva Randall and Miss Dorothy Rodman Mrs. R. B. McEwen read appropri ate verses of personal composition in general review of the programs of the past year. The president of the club, Mrs, Max Hopper expressed regrets that Miss Merle Best, Miss Gertrude Mc lntyre will not return next year and gifts were presented to them in ap preciation of their services to the club. A delightful social hour followed and refreshments served from a beautifully appointed table centered with columbine and roses. Mrs. M L. Watts cut ices and Mrs'. H. H. Hill nresided at the samovar. Out of town guests included Mrs. Otis Whiteman of Walla Walla, Mrs. J. A. Best, Mrs. A. C. Mclntyre, Mrs. Randall and Mrs. A. A. Kim ball of Pendleton and Mrs. Alva Blalock of Bend. This was the last meeting of the club for the year, a vacation to be taken during the summer months. TOM MURRAY COMMITS SUICIDE IN CELL Convict Ends Life With Bed Sheet In Oregon State Penitentiary. Salem, Ore. Tom Murray, noted outlaw, under sentence ot death for his part In the murder of two guards in a break at the Oregon state peni tentiary, "August 12, 1925, hanged him self in ' the death cell hero Sunday night with a rope made from a bed sheet. Murray's case was on appeal to the supreme court. He was sentenced to be hanged January 8, hut the execu tion was held up by the appeal. James Willos and Ellsworth Kelley are under sentence of death for the same mur ders, both the victims being guards at the penitentiary. The three men, with Bert "Oregon" Jones, escaped from prison by cutting through the roof and lowering them selves to the yard In front of the war den's office, and in a battle to get over the wall killed John Sweeney and Mil ton Holman, and seriously wounded Lute Savage, all guards. Jones waa killed by John Davidson, a guard. Murray loft a note in which he said: "I killed Sweoney, Jones killed Hol man. Kelley and Willos shot no one, or even at anyone." STATE CAMPAIGN WORKER FOR THE SALVATION ARMY Envoy L. A. Gray, State Campaign worker was in our city Wednesday and Thursday of last week. She is the State Campaign worker for the Salvation Army, being the only worker having credentials in the state, excepting her assistant Envoy Rynbtrgen who accompanies her and her invalid husband. She addressed the High school on Wednesday a. m. in the interest of the Army. Envoy Gray has been in public work for over 30 years and is from the Army headquarters in Portland. She addresses clubs, schools and churches whenever the opportunity comes. She was In Athena in the interest of the Army last year. She is very appreciative of her treatment in this city, INSTALLING FOUNTAIN A new liquid carbonic soda fountain with full equipment of accessories will be installed this week at Mc-Fad-den's Pharmacy. Frigeratiori is ob tained throughout the plant hy the modern Frigidaire method, and !s complete in every respect. There is storage capacity for 30 gullons of bulk ice cream and 10 gallons of biick ice cream. The counter is of tile, 12 feet in length, accommodat ing ample room for eight stools in front. The back fixture is of the buffet type and is of the very latest design. The location of the new fountain will be on the cast side of the store rom, near the entrance. LITTLE HOPE OF FARM: AID: FELT: Washington, D. C. Despite exten sion of general debate on the three surplus crop bills, house leaders were hopeful that they could be brought to a vote before the end of the week. One of the principal lines of attack on the Huugon price stabilization measure, which Is first in line for such ' consideration, will bo an effort to elim inate the provision of a $375,0U0,00O apppopriation designed to finance tha federal aid machinery it would set up pending application of pi-ice stabiliza tion fees on basic commodities two years after its effective date. Some members think it likely that the Haugen measure and tha Tincher credit bill will "kill each oilier" la the parliamentary scramble growing out of the peculiar status of the pro posals, and that the latter, which has the backing of Secretary Jardine, may then be called up under a special rule. As it stands, the Haugen bi'l is tech nically "beforo the house" and the Tincher measure with the Curtis-As-well commodity marketing bill, Is in the position of a substitute proposal. Thus, the Tincher and Curtls-Aswell bills must be voted upon first. LEWIST0N TO CELEBRATE Industrial Advance Will Be Observed By Idaho City Lewlston, Idaho. Citizens of Low Iston selected May 14 for what th.y term on "industrial celebration." The event was arranged to show tho ap preciation of the city for the decision of the Clearwater Timber company to establish a big sawmill h;"-,', and for the decision of the Inlau.l Light & Power company to install a dam in the Clearwater river. The power company, by agreement with the timber company, ii iiIho to Install the big log storage that will serve the mill. The outlay lo Id mada by the mill and power companies will total about $0,000,000 and the railroad Into the timber belt will cost over ?3,000,00p. STANDARD THEATRE "How Baxter Butted In," a good comedy-drama, will be shown at the Standard Theatre, tomorrow evening. Sunday night Paramount presents "The Street of Forgotten Men," the strange story of a Bowery Cinderel la. Wednesday night, Tom Mix, the man, Tony the horse, and Duke the dog, will be seen in "Teeth," a west ern picture teeming with the thri'la of a great forest fire.. Unusually good comedies, news reels, etc., ere on these programs. Asserts Congress Can Call Dry Vote Washington, I). C The moot ques tion of whether congress has the pow er to authorize, a national referendum on prohibition leaped into proininenc-a -on Capitol Hill when the senate ju diciary committee made public a sor ies of rebuttal arguments growing out of the recent hearings, Including one by Frederick V. Lee, tbo senate's own legislative counsel, declaring that con press had such power under tho con stitution. The drys, led by Wayne H. Wheeler, generalissimo of tho Antl Saloon league, have vehemently de nied congress possessed such powers. Would Increase Federal Judges' Salary Washington, I). (.'.-Increased salar ies for all federal Judges were voted by the Herat- 'iB to 8. Th bill now g t'S to tho !.. where an identical nwnsure is perilling. Favorable action by the house is forecast.