r . .... VOLUME 48. ECntered at the Post Office at Athena, Oregon, as Second-Class Mail Matter . ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, .FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14. 1927 NUMBER 2 Coolidge Is Backing Nicaraguan Policies President's Message to Con gress Declares Duty to Protect Americans. Washington, D. C. In a special mes sage to congress, President Coolidge minced no words in telling . where he stands oh the Nicaraguan crisis. Laying bare the facts which under lie the government's policy, the presi dent told . house and senate that . he was acting, not only to preserve Amer ican lives and property, but to protect the interests of thisgovernment itself, whether assailed by internal strife or "outside interference." And he made it plain that the gov ernment is convinced the "outside In terference comes from Mexico " The president-detailed how" the Sacasa faction, seeking to upset the Diaz government, which had. been recognized and supported by the Unl ted States, has been urmed by muni tions from Mexico, some of which bear evidence of having come from: the Mexican government, itself,' and gave notice that he Intended to use all his power to protect "all American in terests." Throughout his message, which was sent to the capitol by messenger and read by clerks , in both houses, the president emphasized the inclusive- nesn of his policy to "protect" all .American Interests, Americans, with their lives and property; the rights cf the United States government in its treaties providing for a Nicaraguan canal route; the rights to a naval base in the bay of Fonseca and the stability of Central America all are included. WASHINGTON SOLONS GATHER IN OLYMPIA Olympia, Wash.--The 20th- legisla ture of the state of Washington con vencd at noon Monday fof the. regular, biennial 60-day session. The senate was called to order by W. Lon John- sen, lieutenant-governor, and the house by Arthur W. Caidev, chief elefk. Ralph -Metcalf, Pierce county senator, was elected president pro tempcro of the senate, and Ralph R. Knapp, King county representative speaker of the house. There was no contest for either place. The person nel of senate and house employes will be practically the same as in the special session pf last winter. Victor Zedniek of Seattle was re elected secretary, and Arthur W. Cald er of Vancouver was re-elected chief clerk of the house. Disagreeing with recommendations of Governor Hartley, expressed in messages, speeches and statements during iis administration, the timber report prepared by the legislative in vestigation committee was presented to both houses of the legislature. ATTACKS DRY CHIEF De- Former Administrator f Boiie dares His Hands Were Tied. Boise, Idaho. Charging General Lincoln C. Andrews, in charge of pro hibition enforcement In the United States, with failure to give his' admin istrators a free hand in the carrying put enforcement of the Volstead act, Ulas Marsters of Boise, resigned administrator of the 19th district,, is sued a statement in which he bitterly attacks the federal policies -which forc ed him to resign. The 19th district Includes the states pf Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Marsters sent in his resignation, de claring he did so because of disagree ment with Andrews. Another reason is believed to have been the desire by Andrews', to move the 19th district headquarters from" Boise after its re moval here from Helena, Mont, sev eral months ago, a removal which Andrews himself ordered. " Oregon Trail Monument Sit Asked. Washington, p. C. A grant of 40 feres near Boise, Idaho, to the Oregon Trail Memorial association to erect a monument marking the site of Fort Hall was requested In a bill introduc ed in congress by Representative Smith, republican, Idaho. Inquiry on Disfranchisement Ordered Washington, D. C. Investigation Into the sale of patronage In the south end the alleged disfranchisement of negroes "were" 'ordered ty 'the'ienSIr Judiciary, sub-committee. Killing a Cat Costs Hoffman $7.50 In Court - .... and $25 For Charity Interest in Judge Richards' court this week centered in a complaint made by J. M. Patterson against Herman Hoffman, in which Patter son charged Hoffman with killing his cat. Tuesday afternoon the case was on the verge of coming to trial when Patterson and Hoffman got together and compromised. The matter was settled by Hoffman paying $7.50 court costs, and further consenting to a stipulation made by Patterson that he fork over $25 to the court to be used for charity at the court's discretion. Hoffman entered no denial to kill ing. Patterson's cat, but seemed to leave the impression with the judge that cat-killing was merely a dive sion, in face of the fact that killing felines is punishable by law, the pen alty being $50 to $500 fine, and al so jail sentence is provided for in the statutes. In the closing scenes, the Judge enlightened Mr. Hoffman with one of his characteristic fifteen minute lectures. - ' Patterson .apparently evinced no vindictivneps or animosity toward Hoffman, merely being satisfied to impress on him that cats are person al property, and as such are within protective provisions of the law in sofar as 1 indiscriminate destruction is concerned. - Green Estes Suddenly Dies of Heart Failure Greet) Estes of this, city, fnd well known at Pendleton and Arlington, where " he ; had property interests, died at St. Anthony's hospital in Pendleton, at three , o'clock WedneS' day afternoon, of heart failure. While on the street, Mr. Estes be came suddenly ill. He , was .removed to the hospital, and passed away a few minutes after his arrival there. Up to the time he was stricEen, it is said that Mr. Estes had experienc ed fto serious physical gilment in re cent years, :with the exception fcf slight indications of blood pressure Mr; Estes was past 60 years of age, Funeral services will be held today at 2 d; m.. at Pendleton. He is sur vived by his widow, who-' resides at Athena; four brothers, Charles and Claude Estes of Durkee, Oregon; Louis of Arlington, an4 John of Pen dleton; two sisters, Mrs. Delia f. ler of Butte, Montana' , and "Mrs. Letha Mulkey of Spokane. -; Pythiahs and Families Enjoy Social Gathering Members" of Pythian Lodge.Knights of Pythias, their families and invite.l guests enjoyed a social meeting last evening '. at the hall. A fine dinner was spread in the dinning room and partaken of early in the evening. En tertainment for. the evening was of fered in the rendition of the follow ing program: Selections.......! 4.. -.. Jolly.Joy Makers Orchestra Piano Duefc. ..Lois Johnson and Edna PeFreece Vocal Solo".....;.:...,....l C. M. Eager Reading i;.:i..Kalph McEwerj Jr. Songs with Ukelele accompaniment ....Miss Mary Jane Corneiison Musical Reading .Mrs. C. M. Eager Vocal Solo Mrs. P. B. MeEwer. Vocal Duet Miss Pearl Ramsey and Miss Edna Pinkerton Reading -.- Mis3 Mildred Bateman Vocal Solo Miss Lor-.xir. Terry Piano Duet..:... .. Mrs. Lawrence P'nkertm ar.d Mrs. O. O. Stephens. , Substitutions At Bout Three substitutions featured in the boxing bout at Walla Walla, Wednes day night. Eddie Sheldon of Spok ane, substituting for Tony Talerico against Tiny Hayes, took the count in the first round of the last match. Kenneth Kent won the semi-Final over Billie "Moore, substituting for Pete Mitchie of Athena. Young Fir po won over Guy Smith of Prescott, and Billy Bond took the decision over Guy Mosier, who substituted for Kid Shelton and Eddie ' Moorehouse won ever Cliff Crawford. Turkey Growers Banquet Pilot Rock turkey raisers will have banquet under auspices of the Pil ot Rock Commercial club, Tuesday evening. Prominent speakers will be present for the occasion, at which time the turkey-grcwing industry ot, the Iftlot' Bock cUstricV will be dis cussed in general. j Kelley 'sLost Plane Makes Safe'Landing V , Flying Ace and Passenger Laugh at Death Ai? Frolic. t i Hero of one more air frolic with death a frolic taken for the ' sake of a lost youth on Mount-' Hood -Lieu tenant Oakley G. Kelley, in ; com pany with Captain, John M. Stanley, Friday soared safely ''back to Pear son field, Vancouver, Washington, together to laugh over the hair-raising experiences he and Stanley encount ered, says the Oregon Journal. . - -. Even Kelly, Kelly of the first fam OUS non-stop cross-country flight and various other feats in the ir, had to admit that the journey had been filled with plenty of thrills. "We left Vancouver at about 1:45 Wednesday," the lieutenant said, "af ter eating a sandwich or two we'd have eaten 'more if we had known how long it was to be until the next meal. ' Then we started out with Mount Hood standing invitingly clear to the east. "Yet that good visibility was only A blind, I guess, for we only had tak en three or four turns - around the west side of the mountain when the storm came up, crashing in sudden ly and unexpectedly from the south west." . . "The worst moment," Kelly con tinued, "was when we were caught above Lost Lake. Then I surely thought we were 'goners.' We seem ed to be scraping" the tops of the trees and I was busy just whirling the tail. of jny ship around to avoid hitting things. We were caught be tween two layers of fog and there seemed to be little' hope of getting out of the position. Just at this moment, though, a slit opened to the east and through it. I could sea the side of Mount Hood, looming danger ously close. There was only one thing to i do and we did it, going through that narrow opening and praying we woudn't hit the moun tain." ' . v ' '.'.'' ' The opening was negotiated with out mishap and ther plane then travel ed along the north side of the moun tain. Parkdale residents heard its whir as it headed east. It was when we reached thelBlue mountain region that we saw a fridge and decided' to take bur chances in reaching the earth. Both of us were about ready to get out and walk at that time." Below them they could see a tiny field, plowed in irregular patches and with a pile of rocks at one end. In to this field the plane was headed, it struck the soft earthnarrowly mis sed the rocks and stopped. Boy Seriously Injured When Ford Roadster Skids off the Highway A ford roadster driven by Armond Bell skidded from the pavement on the highway ' between town and the Dudley place, and turned bottom up in the ditch, Wednesday , . morning, wrecking the top and seriously in juring Walter Edger, who with his little ' sister Morine, was riding with Armond. The youngsters were on their way from their homes to school when the accident o.ccured. Making: the turn at the Dudley place from the maca dam to the ' hardsurf ace, which lay icy and slick under two inches of new snow, the Ford slid off the high way into the ditch, before young Bell realized what was happening. .The Edger boy had a severe cut on the nose and face, which necessit ated several stitches to be taken by Dr. Cowan, who dressed the injury. The boy manfully stood the pain dur ing the process of stitching the wound, without a murmer. The littlr-. girl escaped with only slight bruises, as likewise did Armond Bell. Those who saw the roadster im mediately after the accident, exptejs ed Wonder that the occupants were not more seriously hurt, for the lop was practically demolished, the wind shield completely shattered and the rim of the steering wheel was wrenched off. The Commercial Club Takes New Members Committee Has 40 Names ; Added to Roll Elec tion of Officers. Graduate From U. of O. i Becomes Famous Painter Of interest to University .of Ore gon graduates is the forthcoming art. exhibits of Mrs. L. K. Jacobs. formerly Leonebel Kays of Eugene, which are planned for : Seattle and Portland, ," ..' Mrs. Jacobs 'has had several ex. hibits in New: York and . has won fame as a portrait painter, having made likenesses ' of President : Hard ing, Prince .Tokugawa . of Japan, Mrs. Wellington Koo, wife 'of the Chinese minister to: England,'. Mrs. Coolidge and Mrs. Alice Roosevelt Longworth. Among the picture's . is one of the deposed monarch pf China, who still calls' herself the Empress , of the Manchus.' Mrs. Jacobs has recently returned from a three years resid ence in China which she found an ideal place for the artist . despite the- choatic , economic political conditions. The committee appointed to solicit new members to the . Athena Com mercial Association, reported through its Chairman, 0. O. Stephens at the meeting Tuesday evening, that 40 new names had been added to the membership !j. This number brings the membership l2 the Association up to a creditable showing. The new members enrolled by the committee are for the most part among the young men of Athena and vicinity. For a long time past the billiard, pool and card tables have not been used, and in fact the social privileges of the Association have not been ex ercised in the least. The driv for new members was made with the idea of promoting growth of the Associa tion, by taking advantage of its so cial possibilities, At Tuesday nights meeting more members were present, including a host of new ones, than there lias been in attendance at any Association meeting in the past two years. , The annual meeting of the Assoc iation will be held next Tuesday evening, at which time election of new officers will be held, and com mittees for the ensuing year will be appointed. Bank Wrecker Pardoned Governor Pierce announced a full pardon for Chester Kubli, Jackson ville bank wrecker, three conditional pardons and 14 commutations of sen tences. . ., First National Officers At the annual meeting of the stock holders of the First National Rank of , Athena -held Tuesday afternoon, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: E. H. Leonard president; -M. L. Watts vice-president; F. S. Le Grow cashier; Max Hopper assistant cashier; E. H. Leonard, M, L. Watts, F. S. Le Grow, M. W. Hansell.-.IIenry Dell directors. A meeting of the county Grange is scheduled for Weston, January 20, at which time County Lecturer Mrs. Lida Thorne and ' other prominent speakers, including Ray Gill, of Port land will -address the meeting. A. H. Luna Passes At the Age of 80 Years A. H. Luna, formerly a blacksmith engaged in business at Athena, died Monday at the home of his son, Eber Luna," in Lewiston, Idaho, at the age of 80 years, five months and 10 day3. The- remains were accompanied to Athena Wednesday by Mr; and Mrs. ' Eber Luna, and Mr. Jesse Foster.' Funeral services were eonducte'l at Millers funeral room by Rev. Puil lips of the Christian- church at 10 o'clock a. m. Mr. Luna passed away suddenly, death resulting from chronic neuritis. For many years the decsased resided in Athena, where he raised his fam. ily. His wife, two sons and one daughter preceded him to the grave. Surviving are Eber Luna, Lewiston, Idaho; Ira Luna, California; Mrs. Gertrude Woods, Witchita, Kansas. Athena Boys and Girls' Win From Weston Pilot Rock Tonight The Athena basket ball teams met Weston on the local floor Friday evening. Both games were rather one sided, Athena winning the girls' game by a score of 30 to 4, and the boys' game 55-6. The Athena sub stitutes were used during most of the games. . Sickness prevented Weston from bringing all the first team members for the game here. The local teams will play at Pilot Rock this evening. It is expected that both games will be close. Next Friday evening the team from McLoughlin Union high school of Milton-Freewater will play here This will be the first time that basket ball team from this school has played here in two years. This team won the district championship last year and as there has been little change in the line up from last year, a hard game is expected. The boys have secured three games for their Washington trip. Clarks- ton, St. John and Endicott have sign ed contracts with us for February 3, 4 and 5. Fire Destroys Barn ' Fire fi 'om unknown cause destroy ed a barn on the Harold Barnctt place, southeast of Athena, one night this week. The fire remains a mys tery, aa the barn was located a half mile from the road and was unoc cupied. A harvester owned by Ralph Allen was destroyed and also a quan tity of chaff stored there for feed. According to Will Kirk, this is the sixth barn burned in the past three years in that district. iracy Woman Brings Damage Suit Against Officers Watts & Prestbye have been retained as counsel for Mrs. Myrtle Burke of Pendleton, in a $10,000 damage suit against prohibition en forcement officers, who she alleges in her complaint, raided her home without a search warrant. The officers mentioned in the com plaint and against whom damages are sought are Louis M. Kregling, R. T. Cookingham, Paul Kessler, Charles Iloskins and one John Doc. Mrs. Burke, who is a wid ow, pases her suit upon tne grounds of trespassing without process, of search warrant, which oc curred on the night of February 28, 1926, at which time, she alleges in her complaint, she was taken to the county jail and incarcerated there for two days She further alleges that $20 cash and a diamond ring were taken, and have never been returned to her. In addition to the $10,000 general damages, Mrs. Burke, accord ing to her attornoy, Mr. Watts, is suing for the return of the $20, the ring and attorney's fees. Athena Up To Date With Two Sending Stations Athena is strictly up to date hav ing to its credit two amateur broad casting stations. These are listed as 7 D. P. owned and operated by C. M. Eager and 7 R. B. with R. B. Mc Ewen its owner. The construction is simple, receiv ing tubes are used with low power and operating on 80 meters amateur wave length. The operation is quite efficient with five hundred mile range 7 I, F. at Marshfteld and 7 R. Y. at Walla Walla being regular communicants. Entertained Friends Mr. and Mrs. Bryce Baker were at home to a group of friends Tues day night when five tables of five hundred were in play. Mrs. Grant Prestbye and Mr. Frank Ames made high score, the consolation prize be ing awarded to Mr. Claud Dickenson. The hostess assisted by Mrs. Sarah Gross served dainty refreshments. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Justin Harwocd, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hirsch, Mr. and Mrs. Claud Dicken son, Mr. and Mrs. K. li. McKwen, Mr. nnd Mrs. Grant Prestlyo, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lieuallen, Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Prestbye, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ames, Miss Jennamae Ruad, Nor man Mclntyre and Mr. and Mrs. Ar thur Douglas. Many Children Die In a Theatre Panic Exits Jammed in Stampede and 77 Lose Their Lives. Montreal, Que. Alore than 77 lives was the toll exacted by a fire panic In the Lauier Palace movie theater in the east end. Most of the victims were little children who had made up the bulk of the Sunday matinee audience. Few were injured by the comparative ly trivial fire; but caught in fear- stricken jams about the exits, many were suffocated. So tightly wedged were the bodies that rescuing squads of firemen were unable to gain entrance. A stairway giving egress from the main floor was clogged with small bodies. Efforts wore made to break the jam by the woodsman method of tying a rope to the key of the wedge and hauling away. Twenty men were unable to stir the mass. The firemen then cut a holo through street wall and passed the bodies back down a chain of hands. When the dead and injured had been removed the firemen turned their attention to tho flames, which were quickly extinguished. Had there been no stampede, it is possible that few would have been hurt. OREGON LAWMAKERS Salom, Or. Oregon's 34th regular biennial legislative EC3sion convened Monday and promptly organized with Senator II. L. Corbttt ot Multjiomah county 83 pres:dont of the senate and John M. Carkin of Jackson, county speaker of the house. Senator Corbett was elected pres!- dent by 27 vctca. Senator Banks caat a complimentary' vote for Senator Hitt er of Wast-o, while Senator Corbett cast his ballot for Senator Rddv of Douglas. Senator Jcoeph voted for Senator Brown of Marion. John Hunt of Woodhurn, who has served In varlcuj bgialali-vo capaci ties for more than 20 yoarsi, v.-us elect ed chief clerk, r.r.d Mrj. ' Mizabetli Clatt, assistant chief clerk. Renrodcntitivo Carkin vn3 elected speaker by uranlmeua voto when per manent organization was bojTiin. Chief clerk Paul Burrls was elect ed chief clr,r!c of tho ht:u:ie ami liarrv McCIellan, asaisiant chlf clerk. Fifty Acres of Beans Only the arrival of planting time ies between John Benson and fifty acres of Mexican red beans, for John has mado arrangements with Will Kirk to plant this acreage to legumes on his place southeast of Athena Mr Benson will receive his seed from. Harry MeBride, who last season was Homewhat of a beangrower, himself. Fcg Accounts For Accident The dense fog which hung over this part of the county Saturday, was responsible for Charles Geiking driving his car off the highway and into the ditch, at a point east of Athena. The car was slightly dam aged and Mrs. Corking received bruises on the face. BORAH CRITICiSES POLICY Declares Intervention In Nicaragua la Not Justified. Washington, D. C.Tlio Cooliiigo ad ministration ami Chairman Borah of tho senate foreign relations committee aine to an outspoken disagreement over the policy of tho United Biato n Nicaragua. The two public iironoinio-nieriin, one by tho White liouao spokesman and ono by Secretary Kellogg, the landing of Amoricau forces in the war-troubled llttlo Central American country was described as nothing more than a con- Istent effort to protect American Ufa and property. From this statement Senator Borah disarmed viuorouslv. Ho declared that despite a lonfer- enco with President Coolidge he had learned of no peril to American In. ere.strj which would warrant "inter vention," and ho gave it as hi studied opinion that the United Slates wan in net upholding liy anin-d force a Nic araguan president whj holdn otfice without constitutional sauct'ea. Hornsby Slgrl by New York Giants New York.- Uigurs IIoi";:;';y, star second baseman, signed a two-year" contract wit'i thy Nov York (Hants. Hornsby, wh wa.s manager of tho St. Louis Card.s, wyrla's champions la lmi, will eapi.iin the Clanti tor the pejtt two yearis. Chaplin VAfe Cue3 for Divorce. Los Angeli from Charier! filed heru by 1 Grey Chaplin, i satiomil cliii; comedian. A suit for divorce ,)' ncer ( lr.j.liu wa scanned wife, Liu v. i :.(.:.' i mudo en- af.-'iiiHt tho film Senate OnU.r V.-.re Wash!i!g.o:i. IK ('. -dlr.fc'cii ; t, ::'; iii-i-charge.; ;: ,i i , -i : Vets Qui. - 'l h .sonata io.i or fraud :i;:wiudi.!g ot votud ) tli-j I'-'.iii.:.) naa:; oleclgiuu la..t Jwvuulor.