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A THEN A, UMATILLA COUNrY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 30, 1926
MOODY RUNS AHEAD
IN TEXAS ELECTION
Mrs. Ferguson Trails Behind
Attorney-General by About
Dallas, Tex. Attorney-General Dan
Mcody, running for the democratic
nomination for governor against "Ma"
Ferguson, the incumbent, - and four
other candidates, apparently polled
more votes than all of his opponents
put together, on the basis of unofficial
, returns. ,
The political fortunes which raised
Mrs. Miriam Amanda Ferguson from
a quiet home in Temple, Tex., to the
governorship are soon to turn her
footsteps back to domestic life.
Governor Ferguson announced that
she would resign as a result of Sat
urday's primary in which Attorney
General Moody led her by more than
100,000 votes. She had promised to
resign if Moody beat her by one vote
and he had promised to resign if she
led him by 25,000 votes.
Simultaneously with her resignation
announcement, which also carried
with it withdrawal from any possible
primary run-off, Governor Ferguson
called a special session of the legisla
ture to meet September 13 to validate
Texas district road bonds and to "in
vestigate any department of the state
government that the legislature may
see fit to investigate."
Her resignation will be effective as
soon as this special session has dis
posed of these matters, the governor
' STATE GOVERNORS
Cheyenne, Wyo. Wastefulness in
the financial administration of govern
k ment, particularly in the various
states, was criticised by -state- execu-,-
tives at the opening session of the an
f nual conference of governors here. ,
The first arraignment was made by
Governor Christianson of Minnesota,
who declared that "more than 3,000,
000 persons are employed by the gov
ernment a peace-time army larger
than the American military forces In
the world war," while Governor Pin
chot of Pennsylvania charged that
"gang" politicians are responsible for
worthless office-holders, and the cus
tom of deficiency appropriations,
which is a most effective means of
concealing from the public the amount
of money actually spent by the gov
ernment." The century old controversy that
once embroiled the United States In
civil strife state's rights became the
subject of controversy during the con
ference. The difference of opinion now lies
between East and West, with the East
defending the policy of federal control
of natural resources and the West
holding that federal domain is an en
croachment upon the rights of Its
states.' ,. J
Love After Marriage
Adolescent love Is an event Mar
ried love Is a situation. The first la a
critical phase of development, the
" second is sustained romance. The de
sire to retain a special mystery or at
traction Is imbecility. Love for a wife
Implies an inability to conceive of life
without her. The music of the spheres
begins, years after the marriage cere
mony, when this happy condition la
achieved. For both man and woman
the domestic atmosphere should hold
rest, understanding . and sympathy.
So Is one ready for the great adven
ture. Eaton Mayo, In Harper's Magazine.
Dog$ in Church Parade :
Owners of pedigreed dogs in Lon
don are using the famous Sunday
morning church parade In Hyde park
for the purpose of showing them off.
For every bona fide church goer who
strolls through the park on Sunday
morning there are scores of dog own
ers anxious to have their pets seen
and admired. Many dog fanciers
motor In from remote towns merely
to stroll through the park in order
that the thousands of curious may
see the product of their kennels and
perhaps make Inquiry regarding the
ownership and sale price of the dogs.
Cal Catches Fish For A I.
Paul Smith's, N. T. Governor Al
Smith had fish for his Sunday break
fast President Coolidge caught a
four-pound pike in Lake Osgood and
sent it to the governor with his compliments.
EASTERN OREGON RANGE
HORSES T0FEED EUROPE
The wild horses of eastern Oregon
will soon be on their way to Europe
some pickled, some frozen some
smoked. Portland's newest industry,
more or less unheralded says the
Oregonian, was discovered to be busy
preparing the first shipment of de
licacies for continental tables." "
The entire meat output of the in
dustry will be exported, there being
no effort in contemplation to educate
the American taste to an apprecia
tion of this particular form of food.
- The horses, of course, will not
leave the premises of the Portland
Horse Products, Inc., intact. Their
status will be quite otherwise, in
fact, and the bills of lading for some
parts of their anatomies will carry
addresses having no resemblance to
the well-known European cities.
Hoofs, for instance, will go to Ja
pan, where the Japanese for reasons
best known to themselves.
Other stray parts will return again
to their native soil, after a visit to
the fertilizer plant of Swift & com
pany. Still other parts will wind up
as choice chicken feed at the same
plant," and brighten the days of Ore
Bones are to be shipped to Italy,
but many will later get back to their
native haunts as dice, toilet articles,
the backs of brushes, and ornaments.
Oils will . go to California for use
in choice, perfumed soaps. Hides to
Germany to be made into shoes and
women's fur coats. And Germany,
too, will get casings for its saus
ages. ' Smoked and pickled horse meat
will be exported to Holland, Denmark
and the Scandinavian countries.
Smoked horse hams are a rare deli
cacy in these countries, and sell for
twice the price of ordinary hams.
Demand for frozen horse meat
comes from France alone, and this
product will be shipped in refrigera
Horse hair goes to Germany for
-,. A new method 1 of transporting
horses from eastern Oregon to the
plant has been put into effect. The
corporation has leased the 1200-acre
ranch of Frank Brown at Troutdale,
and the wild horses will be driven ov
erland to this ranch, and then trans
ported by boat from the ranch to
the packing plant. ' Herds of ap
proximately 400 animals will be driv
en, to the ranch at a time. Another
840-acre ranch has been acquired in
Wheeler county, and this also will be
used as a holding place.
ROGERS BRINGS FOREIGN
WHEAT TO BE TESTED
Varieties of wheat obtained in
Egypt and India by L. L. Rogers, pro
minent Adams wheat grower, while
on a tour of the world will be plant
ed irf the Pendleton grain nursery
and the results obtained from this
planting will be watched with inter
est ' says the East Oregonian.
Mr. Rogers, who has taken a pro
minent ' part in the improvement of
wheat in Umatilla, obtained several
varieties of wheat in Egypt where
he persuaded railroad officials to srop
the train while he obtained samples
from wheat fields through which the
train was passing.
In India Mr. Rogers also obtained
varieties of grain. This grain will
be planted by experts in grain grow,
ing. J. Allen Clark, cerealist of the
United States department of agricul
ture, and B. B, Bayles of the Mod
experiment station, have expressed
keen interest in the samples obtain
ed. Part of the wheat will be plant
ed this fall and a part in the spring.
STANDARD PICTURE PROGRAM
For tomorrow night the Standard
Theatre is offering a splendid motion
picture program, when William Fox
presents the John Golden success,
Thunder Mountain" featuring Madge
Bellamy, Paul Panzer, Zasu Pitts,
Alex B. Francis and Leslie Fenton.
Sunday night the inimitable Bebe
Daniels will be seen with Harrison
Ford in Paramount' fine Broadway
comedy, "Lovers In Quarantine."
Good comedies, News reels etc., on
Practically all fat lambs in Uma
tilla county this year have been con
tracted for and estimates by sheep
men in close touch with the situation
declared that probably 50 per cent of
the fat lamb crop have already been
shipped to market. Prices paid have
been between 10 and 11 cents.
PROFESSOR P. CROCKATT
Dr. Peter Crockatt, University of
Oregon Professor, well known in
Athena, where he used to visit his
sister, the late Mrs. A. MacKenzie
Meldrum, was killed instantly Fri
day, when his automobile left the
highway, west of Davenport, Wash
ington. His mother, Mrs. Cora Crockatt,
who was accompanying him to Eu
gene, Oregon, escaped injury.
Professor Crockatt who had been
making a tour of western states on
a survey of marketing and trans
portation problems, left Spokane Fri
day after a visit with friends and
relatives in that city.
He had resigned his position at
the University of Oregon to join
the faculty of the University of
Information received said his auto
mobile struck loose gravel in the
road. His body was taken to Spok
ane to await the arrival of his wid
ow from Yakima, where she was vis
iting. A sister, Mrs. Clayton Strain of
Gooding, Idaho, and a brother, Er
nest of Baker, Oregon also survive.
Dr. Crockatt was . a graduate of
the University of Oregon " and the-
Eugene Bible university with the
class of 1915. He was 34 years old
at the time of his death.
He received his master's degree in
1918, after teaching for a year at
the university. He was a graduate
student at the University of Calif
ornia in 1921 and in the spring of
1922 received his doctor's degree
from that university.
In the field of transportation and
railroad problems, Dr. Crockatt had
gained much fame, by his teaching
and by his addresses over the state
and by several books he had written
on the subject. He was considered
as the outstanding authority on
transportation on the coast.
The trip on which Dr. Crockatt
had the fatal accident - had been
planned for several weeks be
fore the close of the university this
During the limitation o" arms
conference in Washington, D. C. fol
lowing the world war he made n con
fidential report on the Pacifip ship
ping and commerce to the Carnegie
foundation of international peace.
In 1923 he made a special report
for the Union 'Pacific Railway com
pany on the proposed railroad con
struction in Oregon. In the follow
ing year he made a report to tbg
attorney-general of the state on the
proposed rail construction.
PILOT ROCK PACKING PLANT
Swift & Company will establish a
packing plant at Pilot Rock which
will take care of poultry and cream
shipments from that place. The
company will be in the market for
cream, eggs, chickens, ducks and
turkeys. Pilot Rock has become the
center of an extensive poultry-raising
ARE ABOUT COMPLETED
Harvesting of the Athena wheat
crop is practically at an end for the
present season. " There will be very
little grain left standing in this dis
trict tomorrow evening.
With the addition of several new
machines each year the harvest sea
son has been cut shorter and short
er until now the work of harvesting
the grain crop is but a chore in com
parison with the long harvest sea
son 'of former years, ' when farmer
had to depend on the stationary out
fits to do his threshing.
Ideal weather conditions prevailed
and from the beginning of the pres
ent harvest, full days were devoted
by the crews operating the machines.
Many good yields have been reported,
and a number of sales have taken
Phillip Murtha's Federation aver
aged 47 bushels per acre and his Hy
brid went 30 bushels, but tested 61
pounds, is clean and will be in de
mand for seed.
Will Read again got a bumper
yield this season. From 70 acres he
received a return of 54 bushels per
acre. Federation variety.
Arnold Wood cropped 47 bushels
per acre of Federation, at his home
place west of Athena.
A. B. Crawford reports a yield of
around 50 bushels,, with a test of
61 and 2-10ths for his Federation
Charles Kirk raised Federation
wheat on Mrs. Minnie Willaby's
place that tests 61 and 6-10ths.
The Farmer's Grain elevator is
full to capacity, and this week has
been : able to receive bulk grain,
through having fortunate shipping
A "Correct" Likeness of Washington
. LIKE OLD TIMES
It has been rather a general sup
position that horse-shoeing had al
most become a lost art; the automo
bile tire having supplanted it. How
ever, when Jens Jensen Athena black
smith, informs the Press that in the
last two months 420 head of horses
and mules have been shod at his
shop, the art of shoeing apparently
has hopped back again. Macadamiz
ed and hardsurfaced roads over whkh
grain must be hauled to warehouses,
is the answer. Three shoers at the
Jensen shop shod 30 head per day.
With his neck broken and a deep
gash in his thigh, George Dasheill,
farmer of Cedonia, Washington, lies
in a Spokane hospital in a percarlous
condition. His horse pitched Dis
hiell over his head and paused to
kick him before galloping away,
leaving his master on the ground
paralyzed and unconscious.
SPLINTER ENDANGERS SIGHT
A splinter of wood may cause loss
of sight to one eye to Gus Schuelnr
of Reed & Hawley mountain district.
While splitting wood a fragment flew
up and hit Mr. Schuelcr in the eye.
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jnis neroic statue ot tne commander-in-chief of the first armies of tna
United States was made for the city of Portland, Oregon, though not yet deliv
ered there by the artist. The western municipality has loaned it to tha
Sesqul-Centennlal International Exposition, opening in Philadelphia June 1
and continuing until December 1, to celebrate 150 years of American ludcnend
ence. At the foot of the sculpture is shown Pompeo CoppinI, the sculptor
Dr. Henry Waldo Poe, of Portland, declares the face" to be the mist jorr t-i
likeness of Washington ever modeled.
A BURNING SHED AT FEED
YARD CAUSES FIRE ALARM
Fire starting from a bed in the hay
piled in a shed at tho feed yard on
Main street, east of the Tum-A-Lum
yard, called out the fire fighting ap
paratus Monday forenoon.
Quick work on the part of those
handling the hose cart, put out the
flame before much damage was done.
The fire broke through the roof, and
charred the interior of the shed, in
which there was no stock at the time.
A grass fire, in which there was an
element of danger . to surrounding
property was averted whcr the
flames were confined to the shed.
UMATILLA COUNTY AGENT
ACCEPTS MONTANA POSITION
FASTS 30 DAYS
Leonard Olson, 30, of Lostine, Ore
gen, is taking light nourishment fol
lowing a thirty day fast. He lost 35
pounds, suffered no ill effects, and
believes he cured indigestion.
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A Good Provider "
Having under consideration for
some time a proposition to head the
Montana state agents, Fred Bennion,
for the last seven years Umatilla
county agent, has uccepted the Mon
His resignation was placed in the
hands of tho county court and a copy
sent to the extension director of
Oregon Agricultural college. The
resignation will become effective
Decision to accept the position af
ter he had turned it down in June
was due to increased financial con
sideration, he said, and to the desire
to take advantage of opportunities
offered by the promotion.
Mr. Bennion has been county agent
for seven years, during which time
a number of agricultural improve
ments have been made through his
office. A successor has not yet been
named. Extension officials will meet
with members of the county court
next week to discuss a successor.
FORCED TO LAND
Mail Aviator J. Taff, Pasco to
Boise, was forced to descend at Wes
ton Thursday morning, after circl
ing the town several times and also
flying between Pendleton and Walla
Walla says the Leader. It seom3
that he lost his bearings in tho
smoke and fog and could tell noth
ing about his pomtion as he w;n un
able to see tho ground. Not knowing
when he might hit a tree or the side
of a hill he sought a landing place
and found a good one here. After
ascertaining his whereabouts and
phoning in a report, the bird man
took off and flew on.
DEATH OF MISS FANNING
Miss Jaunita Fanning, daughter of
Hank Fanning of Weston, died Wed
nesday nt St. Mary's hospital, Walla
Walla, after a lingering illness, aged
17 years. Funeral services were held
yesterday afternoon at Memorial
Hall, in Weston.
UMATILLAS MAKE HIT
The delegation of Umatilla Indians
j who attended the Indian congress at
Spokane were among the leaders in
activities there. They participated in
the Indian dance at the Davenport
Hotel, and led the big street paraJ'j
j Mary Red Elk won second place in
I the Indian princess contest.
EUfiOPt iS v?itf:HED i
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Borah $363 Desire to Cancel
Debts CohlnJ "Mud Cling- I
Washington, D. C European critics!
of tho foroign policies of tha United
States wero reminded ly Chairman
Borah of the senate foreign relations
committee that ' people who live lni
glass houses should not throw stones.
Directing his advice particularly to.
ward -London, tho senator said that
Winston Churchill's "campaign of vili
fication" dosigned to obtain the can
collation cf war debts, should not be
permitted to erasa from tho world's
memory tho territorial acquisitions ac
complished by Great Britain at the
peace table. '
"The earl of Denbigh deplores the
lamentable ignorance of our people,"
Mr. Borah, continued, "and wants to
start a campaign of education, but
the American pooplo have sufficient
Intelligence without any extraordinary
educational exertion to understand
how a debtor acts when he does not
want to pay what he owes. We under
stand perfectly that tho attack on the
United States is the peculiar way they
have of asking for cancellation of their
Tho declaration of the foreign rela
tions chairman, made in a formal state
ment, was the first official notice to
be taken here of tho recent anti-American
agitation which has expressed it
self in attacks on American sight
seera i: Paris, vitriolic denunciations
of the American policies by a section
of the Italian press and other scattered
outcropplngs throughout most o(
EW GOVERNMENT IS
Paris. -Premier Poincare has taken
over his duties as finance minister.
M. Brland Is back at tho foreign of
fice, and wheels of tho new govern
mont are running smoothly after the
hiatus caused by tho" downfall of the
A spokesman for tho foreign office
said he believed the debt accords with
the United States and Great Britain
would be ratified within a fortnight,
as external credits were one of the
main things necessary to the finan.
tial rehabilitation of. tho country.
At a cabinet meeting M. Poincare
mnde no secret of his opposition to
foreign credits, if they can be avoid
ed, and admitted that the situation ot
the treasury as drawn by M. De Mon
sle, tho finance minister, was only a
palo reflection of the actual state of
An increase In taxes, both direct
and Indirect, and a forced loan are
regarded as forming tho basis of the
new government's plans.
$H9,CG0 PUT UP BY INSULL
Senatorial Campaign Committee In
vestigates Illinois Republican Fight.
Chicago. The long-heralded inves
tigation into tho Illinois senatorial
primary by the senate campaign funds
committee, opened here Monday.
After testifying that ho hud con
tributed $125,000 to the candidacy of
Colonel Frank L. Smith, republican
nominee and chairman of the Illinois
commerce commission, and $15,000 to
t!io successful democratic candidacy
of George 15. ISrennan, SamuH Insull,
Chicago public utilities executive, de
clined to say whether he had given,
financial aid to tho Crowe-Barrel! po
litical organization in Chicago, which
Previously Allon F. Moore of Mon
tlccllo, 111., campaign manager for Col
onel Smith and republican national
committeeman, had declined to say
who, beside liimsieir and Insull, were
the chief contributors to the Smith
campaign fund. He himself Bpent
about $75,000 in Smith's interests, he
The republican national commltt
man told the committee that the total
sum "employed" in tho Smith cam.
palgn fund was 253,G 47.51. and Dro.
sonted a elatcimmt showing tho pur
poses for which (ho mum y was spent.
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