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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY JWORNING, FEBRUARY 11. 1927
To Party Councils
Republican Leaders Restore
After Two Years.
Washington, D. C Wisconsin in
surgents were restored to republican
party councils in the house by republi
Reinstatement was effected by tfca
dispatch of invitations to the outcasts
to attend a party caucus February 21,
at which" a "speaker and majority lead
er for the next congress will be se
The entire Wisconsin delegation of
11 and Representative La Guardia, of
New York; Sinclair, North Dakota,
and Keller, Minnesota, were banished
from the party two years ago for op
posing the Coolidge-Dawes republican
La Guardia was restored to the
party early this session when vacant
republican committee assignments
An invitation to the caucus also was
sent to Sinclair. Keller, failing of re
nomination for the next congress, was
not asked to attend.
As a result of the Invitations, house
leaders believe the insurgent group
will be ultimately restored to the ma
jor committee posts from which they
Announcement that the Insurgent
group would be welcomed back Into
the party was made by Representa
tive Tilson, Connecticut, republican
No opposition is expected at the cau
cus to renomination of Representative
Longworth, Ohio, as speaker and Til
son as majority leader.
MAY PASS THE FARM
RELIEF BILL SOON
Washington, D. C Farm relief as
exemplified in the McNary-Haugen bill
will occupy the attention of .; both
houses of congress this week, with
strong indications that the legislation
soon will reach President Coolidge
for his approval or disapproval.
Proponents of the legislation will
press for a vote in the senate this
week, but final action in the house
probably will be deferred until next
week. If Chairman McNary of the
agriculture committee is unable to
get an agreement for a senate vote,
th o seldom-used cloture rule shutting
of debate will be invoked. ' .
Through a combination of support
ers of the farm bill and the McFadden
branch banking measure, cloture pe
titfons fcr both of these measures are
held In resarve. They have been
signed by more than two-thirds of the
senators making certain cloture on
both bills unless agreements for early
votes are reached.
Miss Pauline Myrick, well known
in Atnena, where she resided until
recent years, and Tom Mosgrove,
Milton merchant, were united in mar
riage yesterday at Walla Walla. Jesse
Myrick, brother of the bride, and wife
of Athena, attended the wedding. Mr.
and Mrs. Mosgrove will spend their
honeymoon at Banff, B. C, They
will reside at Milton. v "
Lesion At La Grande '
The American Legion Department
of Oregon will hold its annual con
vention this year at La Grande. Time
of holding convention will be July 21,
22 and 23. The Legion Post of La
Grande ' is all pepped up in its at
tempt to put over the largest and
best attended Legion convention ever
held in the state.
Home From Pullman
Miss Lois Mclntyre is home from
Pullman, where she is' attending W.
S. C, and is spending the week end
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alex
Mclntyre. Miss Roma Charlton who
is also a student in the college will
arrive today to spend the week er.d
with her parents.
Adams and Umapine
In the double header basket ball
game Wednesday night in the local
gym, Athena boys lost to Adams, 14
to 7, and the girls dropped their
game to the Umapine girls by the
close score of 19 to 15.
Elevator Capacity Will
Be Enlarged To Handle
Increase In Bulk Grain
The contract has been let by the
Parmer's Grain Elevator company
of Athena to G. R. Hugunin of Pen
dleton, for the construction of addi
tional storage facilities at the com
pany's" plant here.
Specifications call for the construc
tion of four bins' with a total capa
city of 60,000 bushels, and when com
pleted the company will be enabled
to give storage to 160,000 bushels
of bulk grain. 1 The new bins will be
located at the south end of the pre
Heretofore the elevator has been
taxed to fake , care of bulk grain
storage, and last season was forced
to turn down storage for 15,000 bush
els. Work on the new addition is
expected to begin about May 1. The
structure will be of cribbing on a
concrete foundation. .
Athena Basketball Team
Had a Wonderful Trip
Coach Stolzheise and his Athena
high school hoopsters returned Sun
day from their Washington invasion,
where they played the high school
teams ' of Clarkston, St. John and
Team members and those vho ac
companied them on the Washington
trip, speak in highest terms of the
treatment and hospitality accorded
them in the towns visited. They en
countered square sportsmanship in
playing their opponents and were
treated royally everywhere they went.
At Endicott, the home of M. I.
Miller, Athena eighth grade teacher,
who with O. O. Stephens, Will Kirk,
F. B Radtke and Art Douglas, ac
companied the team, the Endicott
players and the people of the town
vied with 'each other in entertaining
the visitors, the feature event cf en
tertainment being a dance.
Athena lost all three games on the
trip, but nevertheless, - had a splen
did time and gained considerable ex
perience on the trip. Clarkston won
30 to 13; Athena lost to St. John 20
to 12, and Endicott won 17 to 7.
Tuesday evening was installation
night in the Rebekah lodge and the
following officers were installed for
the ensuing term: Velma Schubert,
N. G.j Ethel Geissel, V. G.; Bessie
Thompson, Treas.; Lilla Kirk, Fin.
Sec; Maude Logsdon, Rec. Sec;
Mary McKay, Chaplain; Charlotte
Dickenson, Warden; Ruth Williams,
Conductress; Susie Campbell, I. G.;
Dorothy Rodman, O. S. G.; Alta
Mitchener, R. S. N. G.; Verva Bak
er, L S N. G.; Minnie Willaby R. 'S.
V. G.; Mattie Hill, L. S. V. G. There
was a fairly good attendance and
after business was concluded delic
ious refreshments were served by
Mrs. William Campbell and Mrs. Lil
Marriage Anniversaries -Mr.
and Mrs. E. C. Prestbye give
a card party commemorating theirs
and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Harwood's
7th wedding anniversaries. Four
tables of bridge were in progress, af
ter the play the hostess served dainty
refreshments. Those present were,
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McFadden, Mr.
and Mrs. J C. Harwood, Mr. and Mrs
Henry Dell, Mr. and Mrs. Max Hop
per, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Prestbye,
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Lieuallen Jr., of
Adams, and Mr. and Mrs. Armond
De Merritt of Walla Walla.
Old Time Athena Boy
Ross, Maloney, former Athena boy,
now a resident of Seattle has become
a member of the family of Press
readers. Ross recently had his right
ankle fractured as the result of a
street car accident in which his
Dodge coupe was badly wrecked.
Mrs. R. L. Maloney, who resides at
Yakima, and Mrs. Culley of Weston
mother of Mrs. Ross Maloney, are
visiting at the Maloney home in Se
The present series of dances given
by Athena-Westcn Legion Tost, at
Legion Hall in Athena, are popular
with the young people, and attend
ance is satisfactory. Another dance
is announced for tomorrow night.
Resurfacing Hunt Avenue with
crushed rock has been under way
this week. All low places have been
brought up to grade, and the sur
face is now in first-class condition.
Tithing and Budget
Bills Easily Carried
Only Nine Votes Recoided
Against the Governor's
The Oregon Journal says that twice
on Tuesday afternoon the Patterson
administration rang the bell on l ite
legislative program, first in mid-af
ternoon when the house passed the
"tithing "bill" with but seven dissent
ing votes; second, when , the-, seriate
put the finishing touches to the gov
ernor's I'budget bill" with nine Re
corded in hostility to iti 1 "" ij (
The house action sent the first if
the so-called finance program billfe,
the companion of the income tajx
measure, over tp the senate for final
action there. .
The senate action was taken up
on a house bill, and therefore sends
the budget measure into the gover
nor's office, for his signature anct its
final resting place as a law, in, the
archives of the secretary of state.
The budget bill gives the governor
power to appoint a budget master,
and appropriates $25,000 for the ad
ministration of the budget . depart
ment; ;i' '''"
It was one of the principles, set out
in the Patterson platform when he
sought nomination and election to of
fice, and the senate vote grants to
him the power which he told the vot
ers he would seek of the legislators
and would use, if given to him, to
reduce state expenditures.
Little energy was wasted by spon
sors of the budget bill in the senate,
it being felt, apparently, that thj
skids were properly greased for its
passage without any need for ex
tended oratory on its behalf.
Jn Big: Race Event
Athena friends of George Drumhel
ler, Walla Walla horseman, 'will be
interested in the following from the
Walla Walla Union: ; .
George Drumheller" has entered his
horse Bonnie Omar,' int the Coffroth
handicap, "to be Vun aV Tijuana Sun
day March 13. This event has $75,
000 added money, and the winner will
get $60,000 and all entrance 'and
starting fees; while second draws
$5500; third, $3000 and. fourth $1500.
The jockey riding the winner, and
the trainer of the winner, each ; will
receive; $2500. Bonnie Omar ;ha$
been a consistent winner at Tijuana',
Drumheller has also entered horses
in the following events. Bonnie jOm
ar and Pat in : The Speed Handicap,
February 13, $6000 added moneys
Applesauce, Chance, Rag Bab? any
Try Me, in the Tijuana futurity
March 27, $7500 added money. f
Dogs of the Umapine section have
been active among sheep this winter,
nearly fifty sheep having been lulled,
and as many more injured.
. ; .
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New portrait of Baroness von Malt
zan, wife of the German ambassador,
who, by her charming manners and
tact has quickly become one of the
most popular hostesses in the diplo
matic' set In Washington. 1
Health Bulletin Tells
How to Avoid Flu
Be reasonable with yourself for
get the "don'ts'V and live' comfort
ably, if you would escape' the mild
wave of influenza that has entered
Portland during the changeable wea
ther of the past few weeks, according
to Dr. John G. Abele, Portland city
"Keep regular hours.
"Drink plenty of water all the time.
"Keep from getting wet.
These are Dr. Abele's major points
of advice on how to escape the "flu."
Overeating, he declares, has much t.i
do with running down one's vitality.
Drinking of plenty of water helps
keep the bowels from becoming slug
gish and drives off tendencies to be
come victims of "flu.", ' ..:
"Few of the cases reported in
Portland this winer have been the
more dangerous 'haemolytic strepto
coccus' that causes pneumonia deaths"
Dr. Abele declares. "Portland resi
dents are' suffering from just ordi
nary grippe, the same they have suf
fered from for many years. Careful,
comfortable living will defend them
, Penitentiary Condemned
Condemning the present state pen
itentiary at Walla Walla and sug
gesting that a new institution be er
ected soon at some other location,
was the report of the joint committee
appointed by the last Washington
state legislature to make an investi
gation of prison conditions, which is
made public. .
.'.''' Moved Into New Home
'; Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Ferguson have
moved- into their new home, corner
of Fourth and Adams streets. The
residence they vacated is being oc
cupied by Ernest Schrimpf.
A Big Steam Shovel
Enlarging City Well
New Steel Pipe to Replace
. Section of Old Wooden
v Pipe Line.
The big steam shovel secured by
the city for enlarging the well at the
pumping plant of the municipal wa
ter system, was put to work Tues
day morning of this week.
. The well v. 17. b deepened and when
completed will ba CO feet long and
16 feet wide. On completion of the
excavating forms will be put in and
the sides of the well will be concreted.
Extra depth is expected to improve
the quality of water and the addi
tional size of the well is expected to
furnish sufficient supply, with the
flow from' the springs, for the city's
It is probable that additional im
provement will be made to the water
system in the near future, when the
pipe line from the corner of Main
and Fifth streets will be replaced
with new steel pipe, extending to a
point in the Dudley field, southeast
of town. The laying of this addition
al new pipe is in conformity with
the present policy of laying a section
of new pipe each year, until all old
pipe in the system has been replac
The fact that seven feet of water
approximately 250,000 gallons
was drawn from the reservoir from
Thursday noon to Sunday noon, week
before last, and left the mains with
out pressure, has caused Mayor
Watt's to order all meters read ev
ery month, winter and summer hereafter.
Hines In "Brown Derby",
Nazimova In "My Son"
Figuratively' speaking, Johnny
Hines takes the lid off laughter and
throws it away, in his whizziest, diz
ziest, fastest marathon of mirth,
"The Brown Derby" is by Bert
Wheeler, from the musical comedy
by F. S. Merlin and Brian Marlowe,
and is by far the best role ever giv
en Hines by First National.
Sunday night, the Standard offer?
Nazimova and Jack Pickford in one
of Gotham's greatest stage dramas
of all time, "My Son." The two
principals in this wonderful play ere
supported by an all star cast, includ
ing Hobart Bosworth, Ian Keith,
Mary Akin, Charles JMurray, Con
stance Bennett and Dot' Farley. Sonic
cast, we'll say; and the play one
that should fill every seat in the
theatre is one of the kind you nev
Coming up for the week following,
the Standard has booked Jack Holt
and Mary Brian in Peter B. Kvne's
fine Western story, "The Enchanted
Hill," and James Kirkwood in "The
February Xwelfthighteen Hundred and Nine
Lincoln's ' - 2 Q &ih
All Set For Seeing
"Once In a Blue Moon"
At Auditorium Tuesday
"Once In a Blue Moon" a musical
romance, is to be presented by the
Etude Club, at 8:15 Tuesday night at
the high school auditorium.
The production will be enhanced by
orchestra numbers, new stage set
tings and beautiful decorations.' '
Bond Brothers of Pendleton will
sponsor a Style Show between acts.
Rehearsals under the efficient di
rection of Mrs. Loren Basler are per
fecting both soloists and choruses.
The cast follows:
Lady of the Blue Moon, Mrs. Dav
id Stone; Attendants, Donna Jean
Logsdon and Mildred Cannon; Mrs.
Montgomery, the hostess, Mrs. R. B.
McEwen; Sylvia Montgomery, 'her
daughter, Lorraine Terry; Leatrice
Montgomery, her younger daughter,
Mary Jane Cornelison; Mr. Babbit
Morton, a home town booster, C. M.
Eager; Betty Morton, Sylvia's best
friend, Mrs. Bryce Baker; Mrs. Lila
Lavendar, still in mourning, Mrs. C.
M. Eager; Billy Maxwell, a victim of
circumstances, Dorsey Kretzer; Geor
ge Taylor, alias Bob Harrington,
Kohler Betts; Sir Percival Chetwood
and M. Rene Le Mon Psendo, Plenc-
potentiaries, R. B. McEwen and 0.
C. Hadley; Suzanne, the French
maid, Mrs. James Cresswell; Hop
Sing Hi, the house man, Melvin Cop-
pock; Skylark Roams, a detective,
Floyd Pinkerton; Mooney, a police
man, Justin Harwood.
Chorus Mrs. Lloyd Michener, Mrs
Victor Hirsch, Mildred Bateman, Mrs.
Floyd Pinkerton, Ethel Geissel, Mrs
Ross Payne, Mrs. Archie Mclntyre,
Mrs. F. L. Ames, Edna Pinkerton,
Mrs. Arthur Douglas, Dorothy Rod
man Evelyn Sellers, Sadie Pambrun,
Lorain Shick, George Gerking, Wil
liam Coppock, Penn Harris, Herman
Geissel, Leonard Geissel, M. I. Mil
ler, Emmett Lee and Fay Pambrun.
Accompanist, Mrs. 0. O. Stephens.
Director, Mrs. Loren Basler.
The marriage of Miss Zorita Col
lins, of Portland, and Glenn Dudley
of Athena, took place Thursday night
of last week in Portland. Following
the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Dudley
left for British Columbia for a two
weeks' stay, after which they will
make their home on the Dudley
farm near town. The bride, who is
a charming girl is a prominent golf
er and is champion of the Oswego
club. Mr. Dudley is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. A. Dudley, prominent
pioneer family of this county. He
attended University of Oregon and
is a member of Sigma Nu.
Mr. Hadley To Leave
Professor O. C. Hadley announces
that he will not be the superintendent
of Athena schools next year, having
decided to accept a position in an
other school. He is considering an
offer from a large school. Mr. Had
ley has been at the head of the Athe
na schools for eight successive yean,
which is an enviable record for pub
lic school work. At the present time
sixteen of his Athena pupils are at
tending institutions of higher learn
ing. As yet the school board has not
selected a superintendent to take Mr.
No Need For Troops
Miss Argetsinger, a missionary on
furlough from China, gave a very
interesting talk at the Baptist church
Tuesday evening on conditions in
China at the present time. Miss Ar-
petsinger was strong in denunciation
of the powers sending troops to
China for the protection of mission
aries, as she claims there is no dang
er of harm being done them by the
Cold Hurts Peaches Only
Only cold-weather damage doriy so
far to fruit in the Walla Walla val
ley is to peaches, according to Wayne
Garrett, horticultural inspector. Cher
ries, prunes and apples are in good
condition with prospects for a burnp
er apple crop. The peaches were
harmed to some extent by the col.i
weather last month but the total
harm cannot be determined for c
The Christian church will open it's
revival meetings, which has been
planned for several weeks past, next
Sunday, February 13, at 11 A. M.,
under the direction of Dr. A. M. Mci
drum of Spokane. Dr. Meldrum i3
one of the very outstanding speakers
cf the North-west and is well known
to Athena people.
In the Conference
President Coolidge asks Ap
propriation to Attend
Washington, D. C American parti
cipation in the Geneva economic con
ference called by the leagua of na
tions was recommended to the senate
by President Coolidge.
Requesting an appropriation of $15,
000, for the expenses of delegates to
the conference, which will begin May
4, the president said that "this coun
try should stand ready to aid in the
study of means to promote economic
progress." His recommendation went
also to the house, and with it Mr.
Coolidne forwarded a copy of the in
vitation from the council of the longua
of nations and called attention that
delegates to the confecrnco "cannot
In any way bind their governmsnts
and will not be qualified to act as
spokesmen of an official policy."
The president said that the prepar
atory committee which laid plans for
the conference set forth its purposes
as ".intended to organize a general
consultation, in the course of which
the various programs and doctrines
may be freely exposed without the
freedom of discussion being restricted
by any immediate necessity to trans
form th8 conclusions of the confer
ence Into International engagements."
BIG ABERDEEN CAK
CLOSES ITS OQOnS
Aberdeen, Wash.- The Hayes and
Hayes bank, with deposits of . more
than 14,000,000, did 'not oen its doors
Monday. ,F..B. Pattcraon is presidert
of the bank and A, J. Patterson cash
ier. Bank Examiner Johnaon will re
main in charge of affairs for the time,
The' closing of the bank is due to
an accumulation of lociaa which it
has. been unable to take rut of tho
operation of the bank and which liavo
resulted in impairing the capital, Ex
aminer Johnson stated.
The Hayes & Haye3 bank in the
second largest state bank in Wash
ington. It was organized In 1SIM and
since 1893 has been a state bank. Its
capital of 1300,000 and surplus of
$250,000 will be turned into the pay
ment of the bank's obligations. In
addition, stockholders nre liable to an
assessment of 100 per cent, which will
be levied and made available immediately.
Does Not Favor Bill
The East Oregonian says:" Re
presentative J. N. Scott, nays he
doubts the wisdom of the bill to
abolish the office of. county recorder
and raise the salary of other county
oflicials. He says he is not adversa
to higher pay for county officials but.
questions of the 'bill should be pusse-l
in view of the fact the people at the
election in November voted down a
salary Increase plan. Mr. Scott
thinks that an income tax law will be
passed as a result of the suggestions
made by Governor Patterson. He
says that in the legislature there was
a growing sentiment favorable to tho
income tax even before the governor
Snow Protecting Wheat
Several inches of new snow has
been added to the heavy blanket cov
ering the ground in Wallowa county
during the past few days. Early
in the week the weather became quite
warm and a chinook wind blew for a
few hours and aided much in settling
the deep snow. Farmers from var
ious parts of the wheat growing area
report condition of winter wheat
highly satisfactory. Nearly all frost
has been diawn from tho soil under
the deep snow, and the wheat is
green and thrifty.
Mrs. Forrest Zerba sustained a
severe burn from hot water Tuesday,
while engaged in doing the family
washing. Carrying a bucket of hot
water from the range to a tub she
accidently spilled it, a portion strik
ing her on the right limb, below the
Jack Murphy, employed by the
city, has been engaged this week in
cleaning the streets of soil accumula
tion along fhe street curbing. Quito
a lot of dirt and siit has been removed.