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ATTIENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, jtRIDAY MORNING, OCTOHER 22, 1926
I High School Notes ;
Those on the Honor Roll for the
past six weeks are: Edna DeFreece
94, Kathleen Radtke .03, Fred. Rad
tke 93, Belle Anderson 93, Jessie
deane Dudley 92, Alberta Charlton
92, Helen Hansell 91, Ralph Mc
Ewen 91, Edwin McEwen 90,
Stafford Hansell 90y2- Lenore IVlc
Nair 90, and Dorothy Geissel 90. .
Those having the highest grades in
each of the different classes are as
follows: Bookkeeping, Fred Radtke
95; Biology, Ralph McEwen: Gener
al Science, John Kirk 91; Physics,
Fred Radtke and Ray Johnston 61;
Algebra, Cecil Pambrun 88; Latin 1,
Sophomore Division,; Edna DeFreece
96; Latin I, Freshmen Division, Staf
ford Hansell 95; Junior United States
History, Kathleen Radtke 96; Sew
ing, Belle Anderson 95; Latin 11,
Helen Hansell 92; English I Carl
Calvert 94; English II, Phyllis Hod
gen and Emma Ringel 95; English
III, Kathleen Radtke 94; English IV,
Edna DeFreece 93, Belle Anderson
93, Lois Johnson 93, and LaVone
Pittman 93; Senior United States
History, Fred Radtke 95; Typing I,
Jessiedeane Dudley 93; Typing II,
Edna DeFreece 93; Geometry, Al
berta Charlton 96; Civics, Margaret
The lone football team came to
Athena in a school bus. It took
about six hours to make the trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Skeen and Mr. Fas
nacht, the coach, and his wife came
with the team.
The seventh and eighth grades will
entertain the school at a general as
sembly Friday morning. The enter
tainment will consist of recitations
by Arleen Myrick and by George
Pittman, also songs and readings by
members of the classes.
Coach Miller of the seventh and
eighth grades took his star players,
Wayne Pittman, Arthur Crowley and
Emery Rogers to Weston Monday
evening. .They attempted to sched
ule a game with the Weston grades,
but no definite arrangements wers
Senator Robert N. Stanfield gave
a brief talk at the high school audi
torium, Tuesday at 2:S0. He traced
the history of public land, taxes and
government cf the United States
He was accompanied by several poli
ticians and was introduced to the
audience by B. B. Richards.
Alvin Anderson, of Selah, Wash
ington, enrolled in the Senior class
Melbra Thome, of Pendleton, vis
ited the high school, October 13.
The school lost three pupils this
week as the Saunders family moved
to The Dalles. Christine was a
Sophomore and June and Jean were
in the primary rppm.
A service man from the Johnson
Heat Regulator company of , Port
land repaired the school heating sys
tem the first of the week.
Mrs. C. M. Eager visited the
Jennamae Read, who is in the hos
pital at Walla Walla is improving.
OREGON IS PICTURED
"AS PIVOTAL STATE
In a special iypatch, written by a
etaff correspondent, now ? Oregon,
The New York Times pictures Ore
gon as a possible pivotal state around
vdiicfc thj contest between republi
cans and 'democrats for control of
the next United States equate cen
ters. . After reviewing the national situ
ation and projecting the views of
liiti Ores011 leaders, the staff corres
"If such indeed is the situation, it
explains the intense interest that the
republican senate campaign com
mittee, headed by Senator Phipps, is
suddenly takiflg in what may happen
in Oregon, for it may very well bo
so close a contest that senate con
trol will rest upon a single vote.
Floyd Corporon, former Weston
boy and present railroader, has been
transferred from Hope, Idaho, to
Pasco, Washington, where he has
been given a permanent assignment
as signal maintainer by the Northern
Pacific says the Leader. His duties
will occasionally take him to Pendle
ftm, Walla Walla and Dayton, Pasco
being his headquarters.
STANFIELD IN ATHENA
Senator Stanfield was in Athcm
for a short while Tuesday afternoon,
He addressed the High school,
interviewing friends and voters here
Tuesday evening he addresfed a miss
meeting at Pendleton,
EX-MARINE IS RECOGNIZED
Facing thousands of members of
the American Legion, assembled in
annual convention "Jerry Tarbot,"
the legionair without a name, with
out relatives, and without memories,
learned- definitely for the first time
that he had served with the Ameri
can Expeditionary Forces in France,
Hisi identity, however, still remains a
Standing in a brilliant circle of
light cast upon a tiny platform in
the Sesqui-Centennial Auditorium.
Tarbot peered into the faces of the
vast assemblage ; in the hope that
some one would recognize him.
"Does anyone recognize this man ? "
asked the chairman.
After several minutes of unbroken
silence, Tarbot stepped from' the
platform with head bowed in disap
pointment. Then suddenly the cry:
"I know that man! I know that
man." It came from Benjamin
Spang, a Sesqui-Centennial guard.
"I recognize him, said Spang, "as a
member of the Sixteenth company,
Fifth regiment, .United States mar
ines. I was in the Fourth company
and both companies were in the same
battalion. I was a sergeant and of
ten boxed against a man named Sul
livan in, the Sixteenth company. I
remember Tarbot as a man who used
to hang around when we were box
Then Spang and Tarbot, .whose
memory goes back only three years,
when he was released from a Stock
ton, Califorina, insane asylum, be
gan to compare notes.
"I remember seeing you," said
Spang, "at Colombo and Nevares,
and again at Belleau Woods,''
"Yes," said Tarbot, visibly strain
ing to roll back the curtain of the
past, "I remember going into ac
tion with 24 men led by Lieutenant
Robinson." Spang said that Lieu
tenant Robinson had died during the
. Spang and Tarbot had luncheon
together,' and Spang later said he
was the man who had served In his
"He remembers hiking into the
town of Moulanvillo and Marines,
and stuffing his bags with provisions
as we all did," said Spang. "These
details would not be known to anyr
one except a soldier who actually
was on the spot."
Tarbot, who in 1922, was picked up
on the streets of San Francisco, a
victim of amnesia, and sent to the
Stockton asylum, said that his talk
with Spank had established definite
ly in his mind what he had believed
for some time that he had served
with the marines in the World war.
Now that he knows the unit in
which he served, ?e said, he had
hopes that the records of the regi
ment would aid in his identification.
The district convention of . the
Baptist church was carried out ac
cording to the program published
last week. A good number was in
attendance and the speakers . were
received with enthusiasm. A pot
luck supper was enjoyed at six
o'clock followed by the evening ses
sion, the music being arranged by
the, young people of the Athena
It is estimated that close to fifty
per cent of the apples which had
been left unpicked on the trees have
fallen as a result 9 the recent winds
in the Walla Walla valley. The
stems had been weakened by t the
frost and were unable to withstand
the pressure from the wind. These
apples are a total loss, except possib
ly for hog feed.
A University of Oregon Athletic
says in the backfield defensive scrim
mage against the freshman eleven
early this week, Coach McEwan was
so favorably impressed with the
power of Beryl .Hodgen, a halfback
of the 1925 squad, and now a guard
on the first team, that he shifted him
into the backfield on the defense to
occupy the place of a roving center.
Mrs. George A. Price, Mr. O. A.
Giles, Mrs. H. O. - Mansfield and
Mrs. W. H. Bailey of Milton, pro
gram and publicity committees of
the Milton-Freewater apple show vis
ited Athena Monday in interest of the
event which will occur next Wednes
day and Thursday October 27 and 28.
Athena talent will be represented
on the program in vocal selections
and humorous readings.
ARNOLD BENNETT HALL
IS PRESIDENT OF U. OF 0.
University of Oregon, Monday
Before a crowd of more than. 4000
persons '" on Hayward field Arnold
Bennett Hall was inducted into of
fice as the fifth president of the Uni
versity of Oregon.,
A gentle October sun colored the
field, while the academic regalia,
with brilliant trimmings of red; blue
and white, of the faculty and distin
guished visitors formed ' a stately
and impressive picture.
Hundreds , of prominent citizens
from all parts of the state attended
the ceremony, as well as members of
the board of regents, students, facul
ty, presidents of 22 different univer
sities, representatives of 170 col
leges and learned societies in various
parts of the country. A romantic
touch was lent by the presence of two
surviving members of the first class,
Judge Robert, S. Bean, of Portland,
and Ellen Condon McCornack, of
Eugene. Descendants of the first
board of regents were given a spec
ial section at the inauguration,
The only bridge over the gap be
tween the strugglhsg little pioneer
university of 1876 and the great in
stitution of 1926 Dr. John Straub,
emeritus dean of men and professor
of Greek watched Dr. Hall as he
took office. Dean Straub came to the
University: two years after it open
ed ,and has. served during the admin
istration of four other presidents,
Bishop Walter T. Summer, of Port
land, delivered the invoation, vnd
Judge W. Hamilton introduced Dr.
Clarence Cook Little, president of
the University of Michigan, who de
livered the installing address on "Op
portunity and the Individual." The
benediction was given by Dr. Levi T.
Pennington, president of Pacific college.
A wedding of interest to their
friends took .place Sunday evening,
when Miss Iola Chapman of Milton,
became-"-the -bride of Mr. Lawrence
Tharp of Walla Walla. The nuptials
took place at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. K. Williams, 502 First street,
Walla Walla, in the presence of nesir
relatives and friends, with the Rev.
Herman S. Reichard officiating. Mr.
and Mrs. Tharn will make their
AN'OPEN LETTER F
THE SfflE'GIE WARDEN
To the Sportsmen of ' the State of
Do you want the hatchery or hatch
eries in your ' sectioii' of the state
abandoned? Do you want to have
the work of the state game farm cur
tailed and the game, patrol service
restricted? If you do not vote 327
No when you go into the bocth on
November 2. That vote will kill the
Tithing Bill which will take between
$35,000 and $40,000 from the game
protection fund every year and make
necessary the abandonment of five or
six of our trout hatcheries. Yours
may be among them..?
You as a sportsman ' and a taxpay
er have contributed.' your regular
proportion of the tax expense of the
state. In addition to that you have
purchased a hunting license, a fish
ing license, or both, and when you
did so it' was with the promise that
this money would be -used in muking
it possible for you to hunt and to
fish. It is morally wrong for the
state or anyone else to divert part of
this money into the general fund.
The sportmen of this state with
their license fees are niaintaining the
greatest asset the state of Oiegon
has its wild life. They, are doing
this' cheerfully although thousands
of people who neither fish nor hunt
profit either directly or indirectly
because of the existence of this re
One-half of all game fines goes in
to the county treasuries to the extent
of approximately $10,1)00 each year.
This more than pays for the cert of
the trial of all game cases because
90 per cent f them are obtained on
pleas of guilty. Very few game
cases ever go to trial,
If you really desire to defeat tfa's,
as you certainly should, kindly sue
to it that everyone with whom yon
come in contact is acquainted with
the. unfairness of thi Tjthir.g BUI
and ask them to vote No. 327 No.
E. F. Averill
State Game Warden.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL
AWARD ESSAY PRIZES
The Oregon Historical Society has
selected "The Joint Occupation of
the Oregon Country" as the subject
for the 1927 C. C. Beekman History
Prizes and Medals. The prizes are
four in number, viz., first, sixty dol
lars; second, fiftv dollars; third,
forty dollars; and fourth, thirty dol
lars and will be awarded for the
best four original essays on the above
named subject written and submitted
by girls or boys over fifteen years of
age and under eighteen years of age,
attending any public or private
school, academy, seminary, college,
university, or rther educational in
stitution w':1 ' : the State of Oregon.
Each of the fo. prize winners will
also receive a handsome bronze med
al. The conditions governing the
competition are as follows: The es
say submitted in competition must
not exceed two thousand words in
The essay may be in handwriting
or in typewritten form, preferably
upon paper of commercial letter size,
cither ruled or unruled, the several
sheets being numbered consecutively
and written on one side only, with
blank space of about one and one
quarter inches at top and left-hand
The essay shall be accompanied by
a separate sheet containing the name
and posteffice address of the writer,
the date of his or her birth, and the
name of the school attended.
ATHENA HIGH SCHOOL.
FOOTBALL TEAM DISBANDS
Tomorrow night Corinne Griffith
will be presented by First National
in "Mile. Modiste." Sunday night
Percy Marmont and Shirley Mason
will be seen in Paramount's fine
photoplay "Lord Jim," from the
story by Joseph Conrad, the world's
greatest writer of sea tales. Rich
ard Barthlemess comes Wednesday
night in the powerful nlay "Soul
DEER ATTACKS MAN
Convalescing in a Pendleton hos
pital, A. II. Trombly, Portland, tells
tales cf how an infuriated deer at
tacked him on the private fish hatch
ery of N. D. Swearington, on the
Umatilla river. According to Tromb
ly, he was hunting pheasants with a
party of friends and climbed into an
enclosure to get an apple. A buck
deer charged him and before friends
could beat off the deer, he had re
j ceived severe bruises and an artery
I in his thigh was severed.
SELWAY HUNTING TRIP
Sam . Pambrun,' Fay LeGrow and
Marion Hansell are back from, their
hunting trip in the Selway district,
In company with John Ankeny of
Walla Walla, and H. H, Canter ot
Lewiston, they went where rame was
plentiful. .The party killed five elk.
Deer were so numerous that largo
numbers were seen daily. The trip
was made with a pack outfit. Rain
and warm weather caused most of
the elk meat to spoil, after the iuini-.
crshadr exhausted e.ycry. means to
WESTON POTATO SHOW
A number of Athena people cqn
template attending the Weston Po
tato Show tomorrow, The ?how this
year Is being conducted on a broad
er scale than formerly, and prepara
tions have been made for a larger
INJURED IN GAME
Playing guard for the University
of Oregon frosli fpotball team in Sat
urday's game with Columbia college
of Portland, Wilbur Harden sustained
the only casualty, but it resulted in
a strained shoulder for the young
Athena player. The Oregon yearlings
won over Columbia, 26 to 0.
A LARGE DEAN CROP
The Weston Leader reports that
Toe I'ayar.t ha3 finished threshing
just about the largest bean mm ever
f.rovvn in the Weston , district 55
acres on the wheat ranch of Barney
Foster. The tract yielded 214 sacks
or about C50 pounds to the acre of
beans good (juality with the exception
that nome 40 sacks were slightly
damaged by the weather. The vari
iety is Red Mexican. Plans are on
foot for local cleaning of these and
other Weston beans for shipment in
The lone football team defeated
Athena last Saturday by the score of
19-0. The first counter was made in
the second quarter. And the second
touchdown came in the fourth quar
ter. It rained throughout the game
and due to a wet field the ball was
very hard to handle. The lone bovs
received most of the breaks which
helped to beat the local boys.
The Athena high school team has
decided to disband, and cancel the
remaining games on the schedule.
This action was found necessary due
to the fact that not enough boys
came out for practice, and atao be
cause some who had been on the
squad were no longer eligible to play
on account of low grades.
Athena Grade Team
In what proved to be a thriller
from start to finish, the Atliena
grade football team trounced tlio Ad
ams eleven to the tune of 26-G. Ad
ams received the ball from 'tie kick
off and soon lost it to the Athena
Immediately, Athena started a
march for the Adams goal line, and
in two well-executed plays, they plac
ed the ball behind the bars from the
middle of the field. From this time
on, the outcome of the game never
was in doubt, and Athona scored
three more touchdowns while Ad
ams gardened one.
Criss-cross plays and end rui3 con
netted with just enough lins plunges
kept the Adams boys gueasin;?, r.nd
the result was some very good plays
were executed, The Athena line
showed two or throe w?ak spots but
it was able to hold the opponents as
they took the ball away from Adarru
on the one-foot line.
Arthur Crowluy, calling signals,
acted like an old veteran on the- job,
and his offensive playing was hard
to beat. Emery Rogers, Wayne Pitt
man and Raymond Murphy showed
up well on defense for the back field,
and it was Raymond Murphy who
drew the 'cheers'"'" froroHHoonloolccrs'
as he sped across the field to pull
down the biggest man Adams had,
twice saving his comrades and keep-
ng Adams from making two more
NOMINATED BY PETITION
As stated in last week's Press,
candidates for city offices will neces
sarily have to be made by petition in
order to have their name3 printed on
the election ballots. A petition pre
sented at a lightly attended meeting
in the Commercial Association room
Tuesday morning bore the names of
the present city officials, for reelec
tion, and is now" in circulation.
An Expected Visitor
GOVERNMENT TO DROP
ITS AIR OPERATION
v . . f
m 3miAikM0m coming-, bmmmm
The government intends to relin
quish operation of the transcontin
ental air mail service and within 30
days invitations will be issued by the
postmaster-general calling for bids
for its operation by private, enter
prise. Witl thy passage by the last con
gress of legislation placing the de
partment of commerce in charge of
commercial aviation matters, Posi-master-General
New said he felt the
time has arrived when the postoffice
department could step out.
The department has on hand about
85 airplanes, 15 hangars located at
flying fields all over the country, anc'.
shop equipment worth several mil
Tht postmaster-general reiterated
that no company could successfully
operate a commercial air eervice or
a mail contract alone, but must also
be prepared to transport passengers
In addition to the transfer of ihe
continental lino to private contract
ors, the overnight New York-Chicago
service also will be let by congress
to private operation.
A SSOC I A TIO N M V, KTIN G S
The resumption of activities of the
Athena Commercial Association for
tin; fall and winter months, brgan
Tuesday evening with the first meet
ing since the meeting:; were dispens
ed with during the .summer. Here
;:ftiT regular meetings will be held
every Tuesday evening. The road
commit toe reported complete adjust
ments had been made for rh'ht of
wiiy to the Eagle Hollow extension
of the Wild Horse market road, that
.details for seeurtri;? the grading of
the road leading north from Athena
'vere nenring completion.
CANDIDATE NOKVKI.L HERE
J. S. Norvell of Helix, republican
andidate for representative, was in
(Athena Monday calling on voters.'
i Mr. Norvell has been in the hardware
'and implement business for id tiny
' years at Helix, and is well kiMn
throughout the county.
KILLS MNK IM.CK
Athena deer hunters returned yes.
tenlay from the Ukiah country. A
j li. Coppock bringing hack a fine bi'
' buck which ho killed there.
The Social Side j
(By Mrs. R. B. McEwen)
THE CIVIC CLUB .
Athena Civic club held the first
meeting of the fall season Tuesday
afternoon at the home of the presi
dent Mrs. H. I. Watts. Work for the
ensuing year was discussed and de
finite plans for an evening in honor
of the Athena school teachers, were
The club will entertain at the K.
of P. hall Saturday evening October
30 and extends a cordial invitation
to school patrons and others interest
ed in the school. The president
wishes it announced that this is to
be a community entertainment as
the club members are anxious to in
troduce and welcome the teachers to
Athena. Committees for the affair are:
Decoration, Mrs. F. S. LeGrow,
Mrs. B. B. Richards, Mrs. Will Read,
Mrs. Fred Pinkerton, Mrs. W. S.
Ferguson, Mrs. F. B. Boyd; Re
freshments, Mrs. Henry Dell, Mrs.
W. P. Little john, Mrs. H. I. Watts,
Mrs. Lou Kretzer, Mrs. William Mc
Pherson, Mrs. E. C. Prestbye; En
tertainment, Mrs. R. B. McEwen,
Mrs. C. M. Eager, Mrs Lloyd Mich-
ener and Mrs. O. O. Stephens.
A Missionary party will be given
at the Baptist church Thursday af
ternoon October 28, at 2:30 o'olock.
Clever invitations accompanied by
dainty silk coin bags are being sent
out, with appropriate wording. Com
mittee chairmen for the affair are.
Program, Mrs. O. O. Stephens; En
tertainment, Mrs. Piy Cannon; Dec
oration, Mrs. Jesse Smith; Refresh
ments, Mrs. C. L. McFadden.
Mrs. C. II. Smith and Mrs. A. C.
Crank of Portland were honor guests
Monday, . afternoon at an informal
bridge tea at the home of Mrs. II. I.
Watts. The rooms were attractively
decorated with lovely fall flowers in
shades of yellow. Two tables wero
in play, Mrs. R. B. McEwen holding
high score. Following the play the
hostess served delicious refresh
ments. Those present were, Mrs. E.
C. Prestbye, Mrs. C. L. McFadden,
Mrs. W. S. Ferguson, Mrs M. L.
Watts, Mrs. C. H. Smith, Mrs. A. C.
Crank and Mrs. R. B. McEwen.
ENTERTAINED AT BRIDGE
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. McEwen en
tertained at Bridge Monday evening
in honor of their house quests Dr.
and Mrs. C. H. Smith and Dr. and
Mrs. A. C. Crank of Portland Au
tumn leaves and flowers were ar
ranged about the rooms. Four tables
were in play and Mrs. M. L. Watts
and Dr. Crank made high score
while Mrs. C. L. McFadden and C
M. Eager received the consolation
prizes. At a late hour tho hostess
served ices. The guests included
Mr. and Mrs. II. I. Watts, Mr. and
Mrs. C. M. Eager, Mr. and Mrs. B.
B. Richards, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Mc
Fadden, Dr. and Mrs. Smith, Dr. and
Mrs. Crank, Mrs. II. A. Barrett and
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Watts.
THE BRIDGE CLUB
Mrs. B. B. Rieharli entertained
the Bridge club Inst Friday after
noon when three tables were in play,
Beautiful Michaelmas daisies wero
used as decoration and the hostess
served dainty ices ;?nd confection.
Additional guests were Mrs . Roy
Simmons, Mrs. Otis Whiteman, Mrs.
Maurice Hill arid .Mrs, Arnioml Da
Merritt all of Walla Walla.
Mrs. O. O. .''tepbens nnd Mrs. B.
B. Richards honored Dr. and Mrs.
Smith at diM'(. r Monday evening The
beautifully aopi.iu'ed table was cen
tered v i '. y1.i.,v ( hrysani liemunn
and i;.';l ' wi'h tapers of the same
hue. Additional guests included Mr.
and Mi'i. M. T.. Watts, Mr. and Mrs.
C. L. McFadden and Mr. and Mrs. R.
Mrs. A. A. Kimball was hostess u
luncheon at her home in Pendleton
Saturday. Fall flowers in shades of
yellow ndorii' .1 ioe rooms and cen
tered the t:,,!... Following luncheon
bridge w.k enwyed Mrs. Ileiirj Col
lins 5 . t . i t i ; t r i.ijrh score. A then t
guests ioel'i! !, Mm. B. lj. Hii-hards,
Ins. O. f. M-phfiis, Mrs. II. I,
Walts, Mrs. K. 1!. Boyd, Mrs. M
Watts, Mrs. II. H. Hill and Mw,