The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942, August 06, 1926, Image 1

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Entered at the Post Office at Athena, Oregon, as Second-Class Mail Matt
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Taxes and Penalties to Be As
sessed Against Liquor Man
ufacturers and Others. v
Washington, D. C. The govern
ment's new weapon against illicit
liquor taxation has been ordered
into operation by the treasury.
Instructions were issued to prohi
bition administrators regarding the
form of taxes and penalties which
may be assessed against liquor manu
facturers and others under the new
revenue law and the prohibition act
Just how the liquor is to be traced
back to the manufacturers and proof
of their liability established is not
clear, but 62 "assessors" have been
added to the staff for that work.
The instructions issued to prohibi
tion administrators point out that
double and triple taxes on illicit liquor
can be assessed as penalties.
Under the new revenue law the tax
is $6.40 a proof gallon on all distilled
spirits diverted to beverage use and
16 a barrel on beer containing more
than one-half of 1 per cent of alcohol
sold for beverage consumption. A
special tax of $1000 is levied on any
person carrying on the business of
a brewer, distiller, wholesale liquor
dealer, retail liquor dealer or manu
facturer of stills.
All of these assessments are in addi
tion to the regular stamp taxes which
are required under the revenue . law
on all distilled liquor, wine and beer.
Most of the new staff of 62 assessors
will be assigned to deputy internal
revenue collectors and will work with
the federal district attorney.
Chicago, 111. July. wheat went on a
rampage near the close on the Chi
cago board of trade Saturday when a
big sleeping short interest unlimbered
its guns after a 5-cent break and In
buying to cover their commitments,
they sent the price soaring more than
15 cents, all within 10 minutes."
, , The effort to buy followed a sell
ing movement that sent prices from
$1.49 to $1.44. When the shorts fin
ally started buying, orders came so
fast that the market jumped to. $1.50
in two minutes and advanced until it
reached $1.58, which was the close
officially, although the trading con
tinued until half an hour . after the
gongs rang and there was consider
able trading at $1.60 after the official
close, when shorts found it impossible
to get enough wheat.
The . July market wound up 8 to
11 cents above the previous close
and the wind-up constituted one of
the biggest surprises ever pulled off
in the wheat pit, even for the end
of July, when there is always a big
movement. It was reported that a
Canadian exporter was the principal
long involved. While July wheat ad
vanced, September declined to $1.44
at the close, a loss of of a cent.
Veteran Iowa Political Leader Passes
After Brief Illness.
Des Moines, la. The Iowa state
capital, from which the fame of Al
bert B. Cummins first spread as he
headed the state government years
ago was the scene Sunday of one of
the final public tributes to the man
who has been acclaimed Iowa's out
standing contribution to the service of
the nation.
With the body of the dead states
man lying in state at the scene of his
early triumphs in political life, thous
ands of his associates and admirers
filed through the marble corridors to
pay him their last respects and to
record the sorrow that has gripped
the commonwealth.
Senator Cummins 76, who only a
few weeks ago was defeated for re
nomination by Smith W. Brookhart,
after serving continually In the senate
since 1908, died after a brief Illness of
heart disease.
Mellon Admits Finance Mission.
London. President Coolidge has in
structed Secretary of the Treasury
Mellon to establish connections with
various European governments and
open discussions with them on the
prevalent finance situation in Europe,
according to the Geneva correspend
: Csatrsd Kewa.
A special from its Washington
news bureau to the Morning Oregon
ian says: In a letter to the secre
tary of the interior, Commissioner
Mead of the bureau of reclamation
reviews briefly his observation of his
recent trip to. the. northwest; tells of
conditions on the Umatilla project,
Oregon, and of work in prospect on
the Columbia basin project, for which
congress recently appropriated f25,-
000. The commissioner holds put no
hope that the government can take
over and rehabilitate the Stanfieid
and Westland districts, near Hennis
ton, thereby confirming the" recent
stand taken by Secretary Work. Re
viewing conditions as he found them
on the Umatilla project, which he
visited July 7 and 8, the commission
er says:
"The McKay reservoir has been
built to provide a supplemental wat
er supply for the Umatilla project
and for lands under private enter
prises that have an inadequate sup
ply. Contracts for a part of the wat
er of this reservoir, under -Warren
act agreements, have been made.witb
the Stanfieid and Westland districts,
which are not government under
. "Representatives of both these di3
tricts appeared at Hermiston to urge
that the government take over their
projects, or at least advance money
for reconstruction of their works. It
was explained to the men that the
obligations growing out of appropri
ations by cognress for new works
and the need for completing the old
er ones made it impossible to make
any promise for assistance of the
kind required,
"Two contracts have been negotiate
ed this year under the provisions of
the fact-finders' and adjustment acts,
whereby the operation of the two di
visions of the Umatilla project has
been taken over by the water users,
and at the time of my visit they were
under local management and control.
The contracts have not been complet
ed and can not be until the accounts
have all been verified bo as to deter
mine the exact amount of the dis?
tricts' debt to the government and
until additional surveys have defin
itely located the areas of class 5 and
6 lands, for which construction pay
ments will not be required."
Herman and Leonard Geissel ac
companied Bill Dixson of Freewater
on an automobile trip to Spokane
Saturday evening. When near Ro
salia, Washington, in negotiating a
sharp curve : and passing through a
railroad tressel, the car skidded in
loose gravel, one wheel striking the
last piling in the tressel.
The car was badly wrecked. Dis-
son - received painful injuries, Her
man was bruised about the face and
one hand. Leonard escaped without
a Bcratch.
The place is a dangerous one and
action for damages is being brought
collectively, by a number of auto
mobile owners who have had their
machines wrecked there, and many
of whom have suffered physical in
The northwest is going through
the worst forest fire season in many
years, according to Albert Baker,
forest ranger, who was in Walla
Walla recently. "The present season
is the worst from the standpoint of
the number of destructive fires since
that of 1910," said Mr. Baker. The
woods are dry and the fires are hard
to control once they are started.
So ..iar this summer there have
been : 47 fires in the Umatilla Nat
ional Forest of "the Blue Mountains
a total area of approximately 1000
acres having burned. Four of the
fires were in the Walla Walla disj
trict, the latest being reported Sun-i
day near the Toll Gate.
Lightning was the cause of 25 of
the fires and careless campers and
travellers of 22.'
Although most of the campers
are careful about tobacco and camp
fires, enough of them are heedless of
property to cause serious danger to
standing timber. Forest ' rangers
and authorities in timber protection
work . are prepared to take drastic
measures-..unless the situation im
proves immediately. The danger
from lightning, of course, cannot be
eliminated, but since lookouts check
the location of lightning during
storms fires started by this cause
are more easily found. The same is
not true, however, of manmade fires,
since they must assume dangerous
proportions before they are located.
J. F. Irwin, forest supervisor sta
tioned at Pendleton, has formulated
a plan of action which may be put
into effect if weather conditions do
not improve soon.. He plans to es
tablish definite camping places in
mountains and forest and make it il
legal for persons to camp except in
these specified places. Also smoking
in the forest may be stopped exr
cept in the camps appointed by or
ders of the supervisor.
Prune harvest in the Walla Walla
valley got under way Monday, when
picking was commenced in the state
line and Freewater districts. As on
ly fruit that is considered in a state
of ripeness is being picked, however,
only a few cars are rolling out. Ad
vices received from southern Idaho
stated that growers and shippers of
the Boise-Payette district has adopt
ed the same plan' for handling the
crop that was recently agreed upon
by local dealers and producers. The
Idaho association also agreed to work
in close harmony with the local body,
inter-changing daily reports through
the United States bureau of agricul
ture economics.
John Hoey has completed digging
a well for Bert Logsdon at his Third
street residence. Quitting at a depth
of .23 feet in solid rock, there is 12
feet of water in the well, which will
be used for irrigation, as soon as a
pump is installed.
Prediction that the Indian will re
ceive his economic freedom within
50 years was made at Spokane be
fore the Northwestern Indian con
gress by Charles H. Burke, federal
commissioner of Indian affairs. For
the present however,, he held it is
against the big interests of the In
dian to be givenx full control of his
property. ; Tj
"As soon as the Indian is educa
ted and capable of controlling his af
fairs, he should be permitted to go
his way," the commissioner said. "If
he dissipates his property, that is
his affair. Many Indians, now suc
cessful, have done "this and then set
tled down to work."
Mr. Burke pointed out that the
Indian population of the nation has
increased from 241,000 in 1876 to
349,500 today, and declared, ."the In
dians were here first and they are
going to stay."
He testified to the ability of In
dian employes of the Indian bureau,
saying he hoped eventually it would
be manned by Indians from the com
missioner down. -
When Indians sell land to get
automobiles, they are only doing
what the whites do," he said. "If
it is true that some Indians with ad
vantages of education have gone to
prison or otherwise not succeeded,
they differ in that respect from no
other race."
Assimilation of the Indian race
eventually will solve his problems,
Dr. Sherman Coolidge, Episcopal
minister of Colorado Springs and a
member of the Arapahoe tribe, told
the congress.
Thomas P. Gilliland, 78, died at
hia home at Pilot Rock Sunday night
after three months of ill health.
Judge Gilliland served three terms as
county commissioner of this county
and one term as county judge.
He settled near Ukiah in Umatil
la county in the spring of 188'1 and
in 1882 married Fannie E. Bolin. In
1903 he sold his Ukiah farm and
moved to a farm near Pilot Rock
which he owned at the time of his
death. He is survived by hi- wife
and the following sons and daugh
ters: R. T, Gilliland, P. S. Gilliland,
R. W. Gilliland and Stella Noble of
Pilot Rock, and L. P. Gilliland of
,' Funeral services were held Tues
day at 2 o'clock from the Pendleton
Methodist church. The Masonic lodge
of Pilot Rock was in charge.
Unless rain comes shortly, moun
tain rural districts and stock ranges
will be in a precarious condition. On
Reed and Hawley and Weston moun
tains, springs are drying up and wai
er in wells is failing. Late crops arc
being injured through lack of moisture.
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Mrs. W. Freeland Kendrick, wife of the Mayor pf Philadelphia, who also
is president of the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition Association,
organized to stage a great celebration to commemorate the 150th anniversary
pf the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Mrs. Kendrick is shown
beside the historic Liberty Bell, which she tapped at a recent broadcasting
event when the world was told of completion of plans for the big exposition.
Of interest to land owners who aro
troubled with the wild morning glory
in their fields is tbe device for prai
dicating this week.
The machine consists of an electric
generator and drill which has a
capacity of drilling several hundred
holes a day. .
Bi-sulphide; in about a cupful
quantity is nut into the hole and thin
is fatal to the weed. The device
invented by Ralph Allen and patents
are pending.
The morning glory is one of the
most troublesome weeds with which
farmers have, to contend and numer
ous methods have been tried for it's
eradication none so far proving en
tirely successful.
Thirty-one drums of bi sulphide
have thus far been ordered by fann
ers for use in this work.
A new gasoline that has already
shattered the world's speed record or
hydroplanes, is being offered to the
public for the first time, by the Gen
eral Petroleum Corporation. A prize
of $1,000 is going to be given to the
person who presents the best name
for this gasoline. Until September
first it will be known and advertised
as "General Gasoline." There is no
limit on the number of names a per
son may submit.
Walla Walla officers located a
still, eleven one-half gallons of liquor
and three barrels of mash, Friday, at
place three miles south of the
State Line store. The apparatus was
turned over to Sheriff Cookingham
of Umatilla county, who had it on
display in front of the Athena Rest
aurant, while he took dinner there.
No arrests were made in the raid by
the officers. .
A grass fire starting in the rear of
the Pure Food Grocery, Friday after
noon was cause for the sounding of
the fire alarm. A string of hose was
connected to a hydrant in short time,
and this saved the probable destruc
tion of a barn and a couple of cot
tages, facing on 'Fourth street, south
of Main. The fire burned across the
vacant lots of the Mosgrove estate.
Dedicatory exercises took place at
Echo Tuesday afternoon when the
new concrete bridge spanning the
Umatilla river at that place, was op
ened to traffic. Addresses were
made by Frederic Steiwer and Judge
Schannep. A banquet was bel l in
the evening, A large crowd attend-
jed the ceremonies. ' - -
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Good Bye!
Wjlliain Anderson, well known
pioneer of Milton, Oregon, and form
er Athena farmer, died at 3:30
o'clock at his home in that city Mon
day afternoon, following an illnsss
of abcut three weeks.
Mr. Anderson waa born in Scot
land, May 3, 1846, and was 8Q years
of age at time of death. He had
lived in Milton for about 30 years,
and during that time was very prom
inent in community affairs. Ho serv
ed on ti,e city council and was city
marshal for many years.
The deceased leaves one son, Wil
liam Anderson Jr., now the Milton
postmaster; a niece, Miss Alice Mc
Lean and a grandson, Merle Ander
son, all of Milton.
Mr. Anderson was a member of
the First Christian church of Milton.
Funeral services held from there ut
2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and
interment in the Weston cemetery.
Alfred Joshua Lewis and Albert
Jackson Levis, brothers residing at
Freewater, Oregon, after being ac
cepted at the Army Recruiting Sta
tion, left for Spokane for further ex
amination before being sent to Hono
lulu, Hawaii Islands. Both boys are
athletes as well as musicians, having
played baseball and basketball on the
hich school teams and in their cpure
t'mo Alfred playa the savnnhon"
'bile A)b"vt is 'niite aceompli-hed on
'hi piano.
In Malheur county open season on
China pheasants is from October 15
to October 31, inclusive; in Lincoln,
Tillamook, Clatsop, Curry, Wheeler,
Gilliam, Harney, Jefferson and Des
chutes counties, closed scascn with
no hunting allowed; in other coun
ties, open season from October 17 to
October 21, inclusive. A total of 12
birds is allowed to each hunter in
counties where there is an open sca-
son except Malheur, where each hunt
er can bog 24 birds during the season.
Wong Wah, Ring Kong tonf gun
man, wanted in Seattle since July 15
for the murder of Charlie Ching,
was arrested at Walla Walla Friday
night by city detectives Mclnroe and
Brice. He was taken with resistance,
and search cf his person revealed a
loaded Smith and Wesson revolver
and several extra cartridges.
Drastic Ruling of Government
Forbids Foreign Minis
ters to Function.
Mexico City. The dramatic struggle
between the Roman Catholic church,
and the Mexican government entered
Its crucial phase when the new gov
ernment religious regulations," provid
ing for the enforcement of the consti
tution of 1917, went into effect August
Policemen standing guard outsida
tho great Catholic cathedral in Mex
ico City and the other churches of the
country, and the saddened faces of
worahipers who streamed throughout
the cay Into the holy edifices to pray,
despite the absence of officiating
clergymen, were the only outward
signs that government's new religious
regulations had gone into effect.
Apparently the Catholics were obey
ing the admonition of the pastoral
tetter issued by tho Mexican episco
pacy to remain calro and to continue
their religious devAlons. It was in
accordance with this pastoral letter,
signed by the olght archbishops and
29 b'shops of Mexico, as -a protest
tgalnst the religious regulations, that
the priests withdrew from their
The government's stand is that the
church and the state must be kept
separated and that the church must
stay out of polities. The church's
stand is that it Is being persecuted by
a, hostile government which Is threat
ening religious freedom, and that It
has not meddled in politics.
The government regulations, la
brief, are as follows:
No foreign minister of any religion
may function In Mexico; church own
ership of property is forbidden, and
all such property reverts to the state;
religious instruction in schobU is for
bidden; religious orders, such as con
vents and monasteries, are forbidden;
priests and ministers are forbidden to
participate in politics or to hold pol
itical meetings; to criticize the gov
ernment or criticize and oppose the
constitution, laws or acts of the gov
ernment or to incite others to do so;
outdoor religious ceremonials and the
wearing of priests of their religious
robes outside of their churches or
residences are forbidden; periodicals
of a religious nature are forbidden to
comment on the government's acts or
to print nows concerning the actions
of the government.
Metallne Falls, Wash., Man Falls lit
Holdup Attempt.
Metallne Falls, Wash. Ed Hall, an
employe of a mining company of this
town, was shot and killed Instantly
after he had made an effort to rob
the Metallne Falls State and Savings
Waiting outside until the bank nresi-
dont. Mrs. J. U. N-'f.-liuul, laft for lunch.
Hull ordered 0. 13. Havens, tha cashier,
who was alone, to raise his litmus. In
stead, lie V : d h ad the counter
nd st i to his living
quarters in Uio reur, shouting mean
time to his wife, siated in the rear
Mrs. Havens spread the alarm and
E. O. Dressel ran from his store with
a rltle, meeting Hull at tho front door
of the bunk. They exchanged shots
and at Dresacl's second whot, Hall fell.
Fifty carloads of Walla Walla on
ions have been sold to an eastern
broker on the basis of the price set
recently by local shippers and grow
ers, according to the Walla Walla
Traffic association, The price agreed
on was a minimum of 75 cents per
hundred for the grower. This is the
first sale reported since the agree
ment was made over a week ago.
State Bank Deposits Show Increase.
Olympla, Wauh. Showing an in
crease of 115.100.778.70 over a year
ago, deposit t in ttm 250 stute banks
and trust companies of Washington ag
gregated $lS,Gi:i,-!94 on June 30, 1920,
it is shown in a composite statement
compiled from reports forwarded to
the supervisor of banking In response
to the laBt bank call. Deposits with
the financial Institutions under state
control Increased $2,027,923.86 since
April 12, the date of tho latU call pre
ceding June 30.
Colorado Celebrates 50th Anniversary.'
Denver, Colo.-Colorado celebrated
Its DOth blrihdny ov-r a three-day por
iod beginning Hundny. Vice-President
Charles G. Dawes was the principal
speaker Sunday nitht.
Dallas, Or., Fire Destroys Lumber,
Dallas, Or.-Fire discovered Sunday
night In lumber in the yard of the
Willamette Lumber company did dam
age of from $50,000 to $30,000 tefu?e
It was cpntrollp'J.