A Entered at the Poet Office at Athena. Oregon, am Second-Claee Mail Matter ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 17. 1926 SPAIN RESIGNS FROM LEAGUE0F NATIONS Germany Is Warmly Welcomed by Assembly as a Mem ber Friday. Geneva. Spain Saturday resigned from the League of Nations. The official communique reads: "The secretary . general of the League of Nations this morning re ceived through the Spanish . confeul at Geneva a note from the Spanish government, giving, formal notice, ac cording to Article I of the League Covenant, that Spain will withdraw from the league on the expiration of two years from date of receipt of the note by the secretary general. The document has been circulated to all members of the league." Germany was received Into ' the League of Nations, Friday, amid scenes of European reconciliation which in their fire of enthusiasm has been unexampled since the armistice. Germany and , , France, through Foreign Minister ' Stresemann and Briand, committed themselves to per petual peace and solemnly engaged the honor of their nations henceforth never to draw the sword but to settle disputes by arbitration or compromise. Two things stood out dramatically. The first was Dr. Stresemann's pic ture of present day Germany as grip ped only by lofty ideals, determined to dedicate her energies henceforth to international co-operation based on a high intellectual and moral plane. This spirit, he said, had entered into the very conscience of the German people. The second feature was the remark able oration of M. Briand, whose declaration that Germany and France have had enough glory in the past and need no further demonstration of heroism, and whose proclamation that the roar of guns had now been silenc ed, evoked tumultuous applause. THREE ARE DEAD IN KANSAS FLOODS Kansas City, Mo. Rivers and streams in Eastern Kansas were , spreading for miles over lowlands, in undating farms, highways and rail roads and causing, enormous property damage. Flood waters swept Burlington, Neosho Falls, Madison and other towns in the Nqosho and Verdigris river valleys, following torrential downpours of rain totaling from eight to 11 inches. Three lives were lost in the flooded area of approximately 150 square miles. Property damage will total more than $2,000,000, it is estimated, and the loss of livestock is reported great. - Little fear is felt for residents of lowlands along the rivers, as ample warning was received of the rising waters. . " Scores of farm houses were dam aged by the overflow -while families sought refuge in the uplands.- AUTOMOBILE OIL DEALERS (RE ACCUSED OF FRAUDS With complaints on file against six Portland . automobile- oil - dealers- or alleged "unfair competition and sub stitution of goods sold under a trade name Portland motorists : have paid at the rate of $50,000 a year for oil value never received have been brought to light, according to Dist rict Attorney Stanley Myers., - ; Filing of the complaints i Friday afternoon was the climax, of an in vestigation of service station method and goods extending through two months, during which the district at torney's office found that cheap oil, in several , instances, was sold for high-grade lubricant at a clear profit of 15 cents per quart. . The allegations are covered by sec tion No. 2180-4 of the Oregon code, entitled "Unfair competition and sub- sitution of goods sold under a trade name or registered trade mark." As sisted by Deputy District Attorney C. W. Kirk, Mount visited hundreds of service stations and garage dur ing the past two months to buy oil for a specially equipped car. The oil pur chased, when poured into the pipe which is supposed to connect with the cran case, ran into a can con cealed under the body of the car. The can was then sealed and delivered to a local chemist, who tested it for its duality and compared it with the brands it was intended to represent. In six cases, according to the dis trict attorney, it "was found that low' grade oil, commonly selling for 20 cents per quart, had been substituted for high-grade merchandise retailed at 35 cents per quart. In several in stances, the prosecutor declares, filt ered, reclaimed oil was sold for newi, When Mount made his purchases, he took care that the man serving him repeated the trade .name of the oil asked for, he sets forth in the complaints. His investigation had the cooperation of the Independent Dealers' association, and no com plaints were filed until clear cases of substitution had been established, Kirk asserts. Efforts will be made to bring the defendants to trial within a week, Kirk says. The fact that several large oil companies have used nation al advertising warning motorists to buy their oil in sealed containers leads to the belief that Portland is not the only place where substitution of inferior grade lubricants has tak en place. Not only have " the autoists been paying more than the market price for low-grade oil, according to Kirk, but many have found their cars dam aged after using some of the lubri cants sold under names of nationally known and indorsed oils. Though there is no way to estimate the amount of repair bills made neces sary through the use of poor oil, i is known that many cars have been taken to shops with "scored cylinders or burnt-out crankshafts as the re sult .oi improper lubrication, THE RADIO STATION KOAC TO: HAVE JEW FEATURES New features f the programs to be broadcast over radio station KOA C, Oregon Agricultural college, start ing September 27, will be four ..home tudy - courses Seed Production, Poultry Farm Management, Basket ball Practice, and Theory and Nation al. Government. Anyone interested may enroll in these courses by mail ing Js name to KOAC. Enrolled students will be furnished the i com plete list of lectures in the course concerned! and .dates on which, they will be broadcast, a list of text books, bulletin or other- material 'relating to the course, and an outline of each lecture before it is broadcast. The seed production course consis ting of 12 lectures' will be in charge of G. R. Hyslop, r head - of the farm crops department. It will cover the practicol phases of seed production and distribution for Oregon and the northwest. Alfred G. Lunn, profes sor of poultry husbandry, will give the lectures in the poultry farm management course. Robert H. Ha- ger, originator of the famous, "per centage" system of basketball, will give the lectures on basketball prac tice and theory. Dri F. A. Magruder, professor of political science, will have charge of the national govern ment course. Final examination questions will be furnished enrolled students at the close of each course. Those who pass will be awarded a certificate, but no college credit will be given. BIG CORN CROP PREDICTED Total Wheat Yield Also Promise to be Materially Bigger. Washington, D. C With crops near- ing harvest, more definite indication of production this year was given by the department of agriculture in its monthly report. September 1 condi tions point to a corn crop of 2,697, 872,000 bushels compared with 2,578.' 036,000 bushels a month ago and I, 905,053,000 bushels last year. Spring wheat indications are for 212,109,000 bushels, compared with 212,719,000 bushels a month ago and 270.875,000 bushels last year. The preliminary estimate of winter wheat placed production at 626,482,000 bush els. compared with 395,610,000 bushels last year. RELICS SHOWN SCHOOL Major Schoff of the Canadian Mounted Police spoke at the high. school auditorium Friday afternoon, September. .JO. He had a large col lection of relics brought from,, many far awav barts of the earth. The most interesting articles in. .this, col lection were the skins of lions, brown bears, polar bears, leopards, zebras and alligators. He had many robes made by. African and Indian girls, and also uniforms of many different armies. One of the uniforms, he claimed was the type . worn by Na- poleen's soldiers at the Battle of Waterloo. Mr. Schoff, although past sixty is still giving active service t? the King of England. He plans to visit many schools during the winter and will return to his duties in Can ada next summer. BEACONS ON AIR. JAIL ROUTE BEING SELECTED Beacon lights and emergency land ing fields are being selected on the Pasco-Elko air. mail route. The se lections are tentative and subject to the approval of the department of commerce and are as follows: ' No. 1 beacon On Coyote Peak at Haines, Oregon; caretaker, Mr. Jen kins. ; No. 2 beacon--At Clover creek, Oregon, on property ' of Elson Me Canse, who, will act as caretaker. ? - : No. 3 beaeon Ladds Canyon peak, on property of R. D. McKennon; John Conway, caretaker. . ' No. 4 .Beacon and emergency land ing field of 40 acres at La Grande, Oregon,' on ranch of J. E. Reynolds, secretary of LaGrande Chamber of Commerce. ; Occupant of ranch will act' as caretaker. lNo. 5 Beacon, Hilgard summit, on property of A. J. Stange, . manager of Mt. Emily Lumber company. Care taker, H. F. Stairet. No. 6 Beacon, Blue Mountain lum- mit, near Kamela, Oregon, elevation 4600 feet, Caretaker, H. F. Stairet. N0i 7 Beacon and emergency field. Summit Deadman's Pass on property of Umatilla Indians. Caretaker, D. H. Kline. No, 8 Beacon. Twelve mile north of Pendleton at East Block siding. The selection party was ; out Sun day afternoon selecting site'j; for bea cons No. 9 and 10 and for eigh', in termediary lrghts, located between 8 and the Pasco airport. . . As soon a3 all sites are selected and arrangements made, complete data- will be forwarded tJ Wasljingr ton, D. Ci for approval of the depart ment of commerce. As, soon ..as ap proval.., is, received ' 4hstallaticn will follow immediately. v--.vvV:.'!' 'IX ; Pennsylvania's Contribution to the Sesqui 'Lost part 0Fr finger While adjusting-the working parts of an electric pump at his home Tuesday morning,.. E... .A. Dudley lost the tin of the - middle finger of the right hand. Coming to Dr. Sharp's office,, the severed digit was hanging only by' the skin just back of the finger nail. Dr, Sharp amputaW the loose ! part and dressed the injury. Fay LeGrow, who was present, lo quaciously remarked to Mr, Dudley that it was well that he still had his "trigger finger." Iter ; ?4M re1 v ii' 1 fTV f .. jT 7 f-'filjimiinniiiiiw iinnm .m , , I li . ! . ' n I Jp u ;f I " nil It A - A! NUMBER 38 ATTEMPT TO KILL MUSSOLINI FAILS Eight Bystanders Hurt When Bomb Hits Automobile But Premier Escapes. Here Is the Keystone State's, building at the great Sesqul-Centennlal Inter national Exposition at Philadelphia, celebrating 150 years of American Inde pendence. In this huge structure Pennsylvania Is displaying her progress from the arrival of Penn to the present day. The building is one of the handsomest on the big exposition grounds and has proved a rendezvous for hundreds of thousands of people who have come from near and far to see the magnificent exhibits established by forty-three of the leading nauous the world. The Exposition continues until December , Rome. Benito Mussolini, Italy's pic turesque premier and Fascist leader, escaped the third attempt made upon his life within a year Saturday. The third attempt to murder the fascist ' dictator was a dramatic af fair ct but a few seconds. As the premier was riding in his closed lim ousine from his home to the govern ment offices, Ermete Giovannini, 26-year-old marble cutter, stepped from a recess and hurled the bomb. The bomb crashed the glass at Mus solini's side and fell not in the car but back on the running board and " then rolled to the ground. The chauf feur, scenting danger, although he had not seen the assailant, increased his speed. When the bomb exploded with a terrific detonation the car was 20 yards away and was barely scratched by the flying pieces of the explosive. Mussolini escaped without a wound but eight people in the street lay bleeding from superficial wounds. Giovannini was captured immediately. LEGION MOUNTAIN Legion, mountain, named two years ago and called the highest peak in the Wallowa range, is 10,076 feet high, according tq barqmeter meaa urements, made. by L. A, Stanley, county, surveyor. He found the Mat terhorpkpeak in the same neighbor hood next in height and only 25 feet lower. Eagle Cap,' the best known summit in the mountains because of its commanding, : Central location, is rated at a little less than 10,000 feet, In the party which Stanley led to the summit of Legion peak was one woman, Mrs, Roy Currey of La Grande, the first of her sex to make the climb. The peak and its ap proaches are steep rock and cliff and are rather difficult. PLANS LAND AT SALT LAKE INSTEAD OF ELKO A SPLENDID PRESENT Fay LeGrow is wearing a handsome belt, a splendid present given him hy H. W, Collins, president of the Round-Up Association. The leather is elaborately stenciled and the buckh and loop are of silver inlaid with gold and beautifully, ornamented in filigree engraving. In clever design on the buckle is Mr. Le Grow's name. PARSONAGE REPAINTED The new Baptist parsonage, form erly the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Watts, has been repainted on the ex terior this week, by J. CHarrood, assisted by Dean Pinkerton. T; FIRST DEER OF SEASON Friday morning Dean Dudley jitnied to the mountains, and at lunch time he returned to Athena with the first deer of the hunting season. He was accompanied by Everett Rothrock, Dean's friends feasted on venison steaks, , and- proclaim him to be thy luckiest hunter in this bailiwick. SAW A BEAR While in the . mountains hunting deer., Saturday, ale Stephens and Norman Mclntyre saw a bear. Bruin was within twenty feet of Dale who could not get his rifle in action in time to shoot 'before the bear dis appeared in the brush. K SMUTLESS WHEAT Ten growers of Walla Walla coun ty have , each, ; agreed to plant one pound of albit wheat seed for experi mental purposes this fall. A pound will plant cne-sixtieth of an acre and under favorable conditions should produce 80 pounds of seed, according to A. W. Kasten, county agent. Albit is the new smutless winter wheat developed at the state experimental station. Beginning October 1 the southern terminal of the Elko-Pasco air mail route will be changed from Elko to Salt Lake City, it was announced by Walter T. Varney, contractor for the route, which serves the Pacific north west. The arrangements to be temporary, he said, until March 31. The schedule as suggested by the pestoflice department will provide for departure from Pasco at 6 a. m., de parture from Boise at 9:20 a m.. and arrival at Salt Lake City at 12:50 p. m. The northbound plane will start at Salt Lake City at 9:15 a. m.. leave Boise at 1:15 p. m., end arrive at Pasco 4:35 p. m. The new schedule will permit an earlier arrival at Pasco than at pres ent, "and will eliminate the flight over the Owyhee mountains between Boise and Elko, They are more than 9000 feet high, and a forced langins upon them In winter would be dan gerous and possibly disastrous to pilot and plane, fliers believe. FRENCHMAN BREAKS CHANNEL RECORD St. Margaret's Bay, Eng. George Michel, 40-year-old French swimmer, broke the world's record for swimming the English channel here when he completed the crossing in 11 hours and 6 minutes. Michel left Cape GHz Noz, France, at. 8:32 p. m. and splashed ashore here at 7:33 a. m., thus lowering the record ot 12 hours, 42 minutes set by Ernest Vierkotter, German swimmer, August 30. It was Michel's 11th attempt tor swim the channel. Michel's feat was the fourth time the channel had been crossed this year. It was the 32nd attempt. Other swimmers to make the cross ing this year were Gertrude Ederle of New York, who established the wo men's record of 14 hours and 31 min utes; Mrs. Clemlngton Corson, only mother to swim the channel, who ar rived back in New York recently, and Vierkotter, whose record of 12 hours and 42 minutes was beaten by Michel by one hour and 36 minutes. AMERICA HAS MOST JEWS AT THE ROUND-UP Athena will be practically deserted tomorrow, when business will be sus pended and the inhabitants migrate down to Pendleton, to attend the clos ing day of the Round4Up. DUMMY TRAFFIC COPS The city council has installed a new and better system of regulating traf fic in turning the busy comer at Main and Third streets, by installing two dummy "traffic cops" where one was in '. service before. In" the new system the turning markers, connect ed with a white marginal line paint ed on the surface of the pavement, have been placed in such position as to do away with'the sharp turn that has heretofore existed, and caused at least three cars to smash into the front of the Athena Hotel. , The Car Is Waiting heed Smoot Wins Utah Nomination. Salt Lake City. The republican state convention has renominated Reed Smoot to succeed himself as United States senator from Utah. The action was taken Friday by acclamation. Five Killed In Midwest Floods. Chicago. Five lives were known to have been lost and" 2,000,0fl0 worth c! damage had been done at Terra Haute. Ind, and Jacksonville, IlL,rin the third flood to sweep the central west in ten days. FOOTBALL ACTIVITIES Coach Stolzheise issued his call for football men the opening day of school, find was" well answered with fifteen men. . .He says that his men will be in fine condition after about three weeks of good stiff practice. He hasn't given any of ,th;e fellows a permanent. -pofettibn 6n the team. The first eame will be Friday Sept ember 24, but the opponents are not yet known. It will be a practice game for the boys. There are sever al challenges from other schools. PRESCOTT WINS Enthusiasm vied with attendance during the closing programs of the annual Walla Walla county fair, which terminated a three-day exhibi tion Saturday evening. Prescott com munity, with a display "featuring grains, fruits and dairy products, was awarded blue ribbon honors. The upper county community Beared f-SO points out of a possible 1000. IT v ' NEW MOUNTAIN ROAD Weston Leader: Before snow flies nine miles of mountain highway from Toll Gate toward Table Rock will be completed, according to Albert Bak er, forest ranger. Seven miles of the road have been finished. Maximum grade3 are seven percent and most grades do not exceed five. Automo biles may now drive to the high point at Bene springs, which overlooks the head waters of the Walla Walla riv er. The forest service has used twen ty men, six horses and a tractor in this work. 18,. CANADIAN HARVEST Hundreds cf students and office clerks left Winnipeg on leave of ab scence to answer an emergency call for harvest workers in grain fields of Calgary, Saskatchewan and Mani toba. Thousands of workers, it was said, were still needed. Harvest hands from western Canada have been auirmented by 1,335 men from the United States. Immigration of. ficials reported that many more were enroute- from the south, Population In Nation 4,400,000; 000,000 in World. New York.- There are more Jews in the United States than in any other country In the world, says David Trletsch, a German-Jewish scholar and authority of Jewish statistics, in the Jewish Tribune. Estimating the Jewish population of the world at 18,080,000 an Increase of 150 per cent since 18S1 Mr. Trletsch says tho number of Jews in this country is 4,400,400. Poland has a Jewish populutlon of 4,000,000 and Russia Is next with 3,600,000. New York leads the cities of the world with a Jewish population of 2, 000,000. Warsaw is next with 400, 000, followed by Chicago and Vienna, with 300,000 each. WALLA WALLA STADIUM Walla Walla school district has paid it share toward the stadium ground project, amounting to over $0000, and the 40 acre tract has been tranufcrred to the school district, Whitman college and the Stadium club. Erection cf seats for fall Karnes is in progress and streets leading to the grounds are being pav. ed. France to Reduce Army Personnel. Paris. Reduction of tho French army, as agreed upon by tho cabinet, met with rather general public ap proval. Tio plan provides for the gradual reduction o the strength of the army by 2700 permanent and 1200 temporary officers, bringing the total down to 128,000, which Is 7000 fewer than the pre-war figures. Other meas ures include modification of the terms ot army service, raising the minimum Bge limit ot conscripts from 20 to 21, in preparation for a bill reducing the term of compulsory service to one year. MARY E. REEVES DEAD The Weston Leader reports that Mrs. Mary E. Reeves, an aged pion eer woman of Oregon who resided in Wwsturi for many years, was found dead in her bed recently at the home of her daughter near I aCrosse, Wash ington. She wa the widow cf the lrtUs Jesse Reeves, and was highly re- 'spected in -this cemmunity. Olymplu, Wash. - Suit brought by 178 depositors of the defunct Ilwaco State bpnk against John I'. Duke, former slute banking supervisor and Oltior. was dismissed by Superior Jidgo George I). Simpson of Lewis cuunty, according to word received here. Portland Oil Men Held for Fraud. Pcrtlami, Or. Six Independent service sturlon proprietors are under arrest on charges of substituting iu terior motor oil for quality products.