Entered at the Post Office at Athena, Oregon, as Second-Class Mail Matter - VOLUME 47. ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1, 1926 NUMBER 40 CABINETS APPROVE FRANCO-GERMAN PACT Months of Negotiations Expect ed Before Final Agree- . ment Takes Form. Berlin. The Franco-German entente is on the march. This 1b assured fol lowing the approyal of the now his toric agreement between Briand and. Stresemann at Tholry by the govern ments of both Germany and France. With the unanimous approval of the German cabinet President Hlndenburg thanked Foreign Minister Stresemann in a notably warmer endorsement, of the agreement than the somewhat hesitant endorsement of the French cabinet. It now will take months of weary negotiations by commissions and experts from both countries, as well as with Reparations Agent Gil bert and American bankers, for the necessary foundation for the final agreement France wants Germany to put up an amount approximating a billion gold francs to stabilize the franc in return for evacuation of the Rhineland, the return of the Saar Basin and other political concessions. Germany pro bably will try to raise the money in the world markets and from the sale of five per cent rail bonds. The German press already is begin- ing to appeal to America to help the project as the best means for pacify ing Europe. The success of the pro ject, it is held, would mean the final settlement of all the vexing problems left by the war between France and Germany. Once the project is accomplished there are high hopes it will form the foundation for far-reaching political consequences, ending possibly in a Franco-German alliance for the revi sion and perhaps the abolition of the Dawes plan. COOLIDGE IN DOUBT . ABOUT ARMS PARLEY Washington, D. C. The United States is in sympathy with any effort to reduce armaments, but President Coolidge would like to know more about the exact nature of the confer ence proposed for that purpose by the league of nations assembly before con sidering American participation. Experience at the Geneva prelimi nary arms conference, which endeav ored to effect an agreement among representatives of only 18 or 20 na tions it was said at the White House, had not been such as to assure such agreements at an even wider discus sion with all league members repre uented. The resolution adopted unanimously by the assembly! provides for the con vocation of a general conference be fore next September unless material difficulties prevent. There is - grave doubt whether America would participate in the gen eral conference if it will include the discussion of purely naval affairs by representatives of non-navy nations. WALSH HEADS GRAND ARMY Joseph McCain Chosen Commodore of Jjv Naval War Veterans. Des Moines, la. Frank A. Walsh cf Milwaukee, Wis., was elected commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic at the close of the busi ness session of the 60th annua) en campment. Alexander J. Beatty of Manchester, la., was elected, senior vice-commander, and Charles H, Haskins, Los Angeles, junior vice-commander. - - Mr. Walsh served with the 67th Illinois volunteer infantry In the civil war. He is 79 years old. Joseph McCain of Chicago was chosen commodore of the National Association of Naval War Veterans. The Ladies of the G. A.' R. elected Emma J. Tomkins of "New York city, president. Greetings to the Grand Army from the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the American Legion, Spanish-American War Veterans, the Woman's Relief corps and allied organizations were presented at the business session. The Woman's Relief corps is headed by Mrs. Edith Mason Christie, Ober lin, O. NORTHWEST EXPERIENCES ; THE COLDEST; SEPTEMBER Unseasonably cold weather stalked out of the northern Rockies Friday and advanced across the northwest to cap with snow and frost, the route of Indian summer. ; Foliage on shade trees withered un der biting frost and flowers in Athe na drooped on blackened stocks and branches. Injury to mountain po tato crops as a result of the freeze is not serious, inasmuch as the grow ing . crop had , reached the stage of maturity," except in a- few instances of late planting. J y "Wyoming and Montana, ..the Da kotas, Nebraska and finally Iowa and Minnesota,', ielt successively ' their first snowfalls of the season. All suf fered frost too, as did Kansas and the storm was moving into Wisconsin and across, the Great Lakes, bring ing w to many localities the lowest temperatures : , ever experienced in September. The storm's whim : brought more rain to flood-racked Illinois, a fall of more than four inches centering at Ottawa, Illinois. Canada's grain belt was ankle deep in snow from Winnipeg to British Columbia, with damage to unharvest ed crops estimated at $12,000,000. Originating in the upper Rocky mountains, the phenomenal cold wave brought Seattle the lowest September temperature since 1887 and sent the mercury down to six degrees et He? lena, Montana. It scurried on through Wyoming, the Dakotas and Nebraska bringing six inches of snow to sev- eral North Dakota points near the Canadian line, and heavy falls at Rapid City and Pierre, South Dakota and Crawford, Nebraska. The temperature fel forty degrees in twenty hours at Omaha to 41, and. Alliance, Nebraska, reported a teni perture of 20. At Goodland, Kansas frost was felt when the mercury dropped 54 degrees in twelve hours At Dodge City, Kansas, a fall of 56 degrees was experienced overnight, DINNER PARTY At the Methodist church Wednes? day evening, a most delightful sur prise dinner party was given Miss Bamford by her Sunday school class. The event was in the Ladies Aid room, in which the girls made a few changes and transformed it into a cozy, and attractive dining . room, Beside the flowers there were most tempting "decorations" in the form of food upon the dining table. The girls cooked and served the dinner. Nothing , was omitted from fried chicken to pie with cream to make the meal just what it should he. Af ter dinner a short time was spent with music and singing. The con sciousness that there were lessons to be learned for school led the girls home at! an early .hour. Those pres ent were: Thelma Schrimpf , j. Vergie Moore, Hilda Audette; Vera Mi'.'.er, Pearl and Georgia Green, Itol, Lovena and Doris Schubert $nd Carrie Bam ford. , . i MRS. WHITEMAN DEAD Friends of Otis and Clarence Whiteman are extended sympathy in the loss of their step-mother, Mrs. Mary Whiteman who passed away Monday at Walla Walla; death being the result of a fall. Mrs, Whiteman had climbed on a bed to adjust a curtain when she fell breaking her leg and dislocating her hip. Her two nieces with whom Mrs. White man made her home . were at their places of business, and the aged lady was not found for several hours. She contracted pneumonia, and sur vived only a short time. Funeral services were held Thursday. Mexico Uenie Appeal or Catnoiict. Mexico City, Mex. The chamber of deputies rejected the petition of the Catholic Episcopate for modification of the religious section of the Msxi can constitution. ' JAMES WILSON, PIONEER After more than 80 years residence in the northwest during which he freighted, fought Indians and farm ed, James H. Wilson is dead. He passed away Sunday night at the home of his daughter Mrs. R. J. Tompkins at Walla Walla. Born in Missouri, March 4, 1845, he was but a few weeks old when his relatives started overland for Oregon terri tory, reaching Vancouver in October. SUGAR PRICE UP A general increase in the price of refined sugar to six cents a pound, the highest level of this year, took place throughout the country as re finers, pressed by a heavy retail de mand, scrambled for supplies in the raw sugar market. The advance, which amounts to nearly a cent above the low mark of the year, coin cides with the peak of the season. INDIANS LAY OLD JOSEPH IN HISJVALLOWA TQIV1B Indians and whites clasped hands Sunday as fellow Americans over the newly-made grave of old . Chief Jo seph of the Nez Perce ..tribe, whose bones 'were rescued ; from unmarked and obscure burial and deposited with honors in the Indian cemetery at the foot of Wallowa Lake. "With earnest words, ;; Francis McFarland,';-" present chief of ' the Ne? " Perce, spoke his pleasure , in the' friendly meetinir of the; two- peoples and' the bond of f el Iowshpl was; sealed when a grand niece of old Joseph received an Am erican flag from a white girl as tok en of ihe, "unity of the-races. Scores of Nez Perces were at the ceremonial. They had been coming for a week from their home at Lap- wai, Idaho, back to the hunting ground of their fathers and to the valley where their chief had beer buried in 1870. Joining them had come smaller bands of Umatillas,' Blackfeet. and Cayuses, friendly tribes, tritchimr their tepees where the elder men had raced ponies as boys, now inside the limits of the city of Enterprise.. They had been preparing with keen inter est for the coming event, ending in a barbecue on the cemetery tract 'be side the lake. The Indians, attired in all their na tive color, costume and gaud, gather ed within an inclosure in the city of Joseph, named after the last of the Nez. Perce chieftain iq the forenoon, on norsebacK. Tfte remains of old. Chief Joseph, the last of his office to lead his people in undisputed control of their native lands, were sealed in a small casket which was placed on 'squaw cart," or pair of sticks dragging behind a horse. This an imal was led by Chief McFarland, al so mounted, and the procession marched slowiy to the burjal ground on the summit of the lake hill a mile distant. . , As they rode, the Indians, old men of the tribe leading the cavalcade, wailed the dirge of other days. The place of burial of the old chieftain is a niche at the base of a monument of, gray granite rocks, topping the low hill at the foot of the lake, look ing out on the sheet of water and the snow-tipped mountains to the south and on the billowy hills sur mounted by pine-covered ridges at the north. This was the heart of the hunting grounds of the forefathers of the red men assembled for the cere monial. " " ; Arrived there, the Indians gathered around the monument erected by re sidents of the county to conduct their ritual according to the tribal custom, while the whites fell back to avoid undue interference. The Indiana chanted songs which arose from the memory of the past in the minds of the elders and which quickened the blood in the veins of the younger generation, expressing :' their racial emotions. They spoke the last "words with which their fathers had been consigned to the great unknown., ,. . A NEW FM1 BELIEF BILL TO HAVE MIRY SUPPORT The Washington news bureau of the. Morning Oregonian says that President Coolidge has been notified by Senator McNary of Oregon, who will become chairman of the senate committee on agriculture with the convening of congress in December, that farm relief will again be a head liner on the' senate program. Mr. McNary proposes to introduce once more in the upper chamber, a measure fsfmilaf in principle to the last McNary-Haugen bill, which was beaten in both houses." It will pro vide for both an equalization fee to be laid upon grain processed and sold and for . a federal agricultural board to direct disposal of surplus produce through export channels. The president's reaction to the plans which the Oregon senator out lined was not disclosed, but there is reason to believe that 'certain con cessions made by the new agricultur al chairman have caused the exetuU ive to look more favorably upon the scheme of farm relief favored in the middle west than he once did. ' Mr, McNary reassured ' the presi. dent concerning the republican sen atorial outlook in the far western states, all' of which he has recently visited except Colorado. He express ed belief that party victories were as sured in. all except Nevada and pos sibly Colorado. "Mr. Steiwer is favored to win by the best political prophets in my own state," he said at the White Hoqse. "Senator Jones will win easily., in. Washington and a shortage victory is conceded in California. ; The senior ' Oregon senator will spend most of next week in Wash ington, attending to a number of matters affecting Oregon. Completion of the pending contract for construction; of the Owyhee. ' irri gation "project' in 'eastern .Oregon and Idaho will be taken up . with interior department officials and the senator will also call on the heads of the bud get bureau to confer on proposed cuts in the amounts for use during 1928 on both the Owyhee and Vale pro jects. Senator McNary objects to any reduction in the amounts pro. posed by the interior department. THE STORMING OF THE GATES 6 'tH-ii A ifi i 1 liliftlili This picture is typical of many such scenes enacted dally at the main gates of the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition in Philadelphia where the 150th anniversary of 'the signing of the Declaration of Independence U being celebrated.. The "shot" was made from outside the fates and shows the long sweep of historic Broad street, the main artery of the exposition To the left can be seen one of the capitpla. of the Palace of Liberal Arts and Manu factures which covers nearly eight acres of grounds and which houses some of the finest exhibits ever aeen.. The Exposition will continue until Decem ber L COUNTY COURT MEETS WITH THE STATE HIGHWAY BOARD At their meeting in Portland Coun ty Judge Schannep and Commission ers Bean and Hales of Umatilla coun ty, made a number of requests' ol the highway board. They first asked that two dangerous curves on the Old Qregon Trail near Blalock be made safe, Then they asked to be allowed to spend some $60,000 now owe J the state by Umatilla county for high way work done on state , roads on improving the Pilot Rock-John Day road.' The county court wishes to spend this money during . the next three years on this road, wlhch the local commissioners say. is, badly needed after this time for the money now due. ATHENA HIGH OPENS SEASON AT PENDLETON TOMORROW BERT. HANEY HERE Bert E. Haney, democratic nominee for United States Senator will be. in Athena and Weston, during the fore noon, today, when he will meet the voters of the two communities. This afternoon Mr. Haney will visit Echo and Stanfield and will return to Pen dleton for an address at the court house this evening. - - Mignonette Rebekah lodge met Tues day evening and was attended by a small number of members. Next meeting night will be October 12 and it is imperative that all members at tend as plans are to be made for the convention which will be held htrc in November. Alliinembers are es pecially asked to attend, as the meet ing is to be very important.. LAKES DRY, BIRDS DIE A 10-year cycle of abnormally low rainfall has killed nearly ten million migratory birds in Eastern Oregon, due to drying up of lakes and feed ing grounds, according to Dr. E. W. Nelson, chief of the biological survey department of the ; United States de partment of agriculture. Dr. Nelson reached Portland Friday after a sur vey of Eastern Oregon lakes and of the Bear river marshes in Utah. NEVER TOUCHED HIM Ligntning struck near the barn on the Pavid Stone place west of Athe na, during the rain storm Wednes day of last week, killing a mule and knocking down two horses. Mr. Stone and his hired man were stand ing nearby but fortunately did not suffer any ill effects from the shock. STADIUM DEDICATION Whitman Stadium will be dedicated Saturday, October 80 when Wash ington University football team plays Nig Borleske's Missionaries. While the "World's Series" Is On the Air jcKw'iTi. iTrn in, in i '0JL ''''v!! The Athena high school football team opens the season at Pendleton tomorrow afternoon, when it meets the hard-fighting Pendleton high school gladiators. Coach Stolzheise has been molding the Athena team into shape by in tensive practice, since school opened three weeks ago. The Athena line up is the lightest in poundage than it has been for years, and how it will perform against the heavier Buck aroos,! ig a mooted question. With the lighter teams in the coun ty school conference, Stolzheise's proteges are expected to take care of themselves and make a good show ing. The Athena football team has the following games scheduled for this season: Pendleton at Pendleton Oct ober 2; Weston at Athena October 3 or 9; Athena at Weston October 15; Athena at Touchet October 22; Athe na at Milton October 29; Hermiston at Athena November 11, tentative; November 5 open. DRAW INDICTMENTS Charles A. German, president of the Multnomah County republican club; Charles E. Henshaw secretary, and ftjr other members of the or ganization were indicted by the coun ty grand jury on conspiracy charges growing out of the printing -and dis tribution of the spurious "yellow ticket" prior to the primary election May 21. These indicted in addition to German and Henshaw are Ray mond W. Caldwell, Walter H. Brcde meyer, John L. Stafford and Edward h. Stackhouse. All were iointlv named in one indictment. STANDARD PICTURES Booking dates at the Stand Theatre include splendid Diotures for early showing: Duchess of Buffalo, Mare Nostrum, La Bohemo, Tumbio Weeds, The Volga Boatman, Three Faces East, Alters of Desire. WpI. come Stranger. The Matririnn. nn.i others. Tomorrow night First National presents Johnny Hines in "Rii nhnw Riley." Sunday night Adolph menjou appears in "The Kinf nn Main Street." Wednesday nia-ht Nnr. ma Shearer comes in "A Slave of Fashion." POTATO CROP CUT As tho result of the killing frost at Yakima, it was estimated by po tato producers and shippers, that po tato tonnage had been reduced from 15 to 25 per cent or 1,200 to 1,800 cars less than normally expected this year. The reduction will be caused by the vines being killed, thereby preventing the tubers from complet ing their growth. Potato producers explain the late potato crop makes half of its growth after September 1. Apples and other fruit on the trees was thought to have escaped damage. ATHENA ATHLETES CATCH ON The Frost squad of athletes at the University of Oregon aspirins? for honors number 58 this year. Amone those to whom suits have been as signed are Wilbur Harden, Leon Kretzer and James Hodgcn from Athena. TO FILL ATHENA PULPIT The Methodist Eniscooal conference at Corvallis has assigned the pastor ate of the Athena church to Carrie Pamford for the coming year. LUMBER COMPANIES OF COAST MAY UNITE Consolidation of Fir Concerns to Put Business on Firm Basis Planned. Kansas City. Plans looking toward consolidation of approximately 70 fir lumber concerns on the Pacific coast into one company will be discussed at a . series of conferences here this week between officials of the various companies. Properties to be represented hava a total value of between 1350,000,000 and $400,000,000, and If the consolida tion is effected,' it will be one of the largest single organizations of its kind in the world, it is claimed. : C. D, Johnson of the Pacific Spruce Corporation of Portland, Or., is' chair man of a committee of five which has the contemplated merger under con sideration. Kansas City interests are represented by the Oregon-American Lumber company, a subsidiary of the Central Coal and Coke company, one of the largest fuel concerns in the state. The purpose of the proposed con solidation, according to C. S. Keith, president of the Central Coal and Coke company, is to place the fir lumber business on a profitable basis from the standpoint of manufacturing, pre paration and distribution. The plan under contemplation calls for purchase of all assets of the sell ing corporations for cash or its equiva lent In stock in the main corporation. The companies interested are la British Columbia and the states ot Washington and Oregon, representing about 35 per cent in the fir belt. Holdings of the Central Coal and Coke company on the Pacific coast are valued at $27,000,000. The Long-Bell Lumber company is not concerned In the consolidation plan, it was stated. COURT SAYS STATES CANNOJJET RATES St. Paul. State courts have no regulatory powers over freight rates, the supreme court held in the suit of the Minnesota railroad and warehouse commission to compel railroads operat ing In the state to abide by a state rate order. Tho suit, in which the lower court found for the Northern Pacific and other roads involved, grew out of an order by the interstate commerce com mission, establishing rates for certain commodities higher than the state ordered rates. 0 The federal commission's order fol lowed petition by Fargo, N. D., and Watertown, S. D., interests asking that the Minnesota rate be extended Into North and South Dakota to remove existing discrimination which prevail ed because of higher rates in the Dakotas than in Minnesota. The fed eral commission, however, established lis rate for the entire territory. Tho Minnesota commission held that tho higher rates developed a condition of discrimination throughout Mlnne sota and sought to compel the rail roads to abide by the lower state tariff. FIGHT RECEIPTS $1,895,723 Tunney'i Share $200,000 and Dempsey , , Will Receive $700,000. Philadelphia, Pa. The receipts from the Denipsey-Tunney champion ship bout In which Jack Dempsey lost the championship wero announced as $1,895,723. The total attendance was 125,732. It was also announced that Demy soy's end of the receipts would amount to approximately $700,000 and Tun ney's to about $200,000. It was estimated tho promoters would have a profit of about $500,000. The government collected $172,339 ao admission tax from tho Dempsey. Tunney fight. 365 Known Dead In Florida Storm. Miami, Fla. Additional surveys and rechecks made in tho storm devastat ed southeastern coast of Florida show ed 365 known dead, 1100 Injured, prob ably 500 serlounly, In hospitals, and property loss of approximately $165,-000,000. Beer Referendum Vote in Wioconsln. Madison, Wis. Wisconsin votr-ra can express their opinion at the polls this full on w hot her they dusiro a restoration of 2.75 per cent beer.