The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942, April 22, 1927, Image 1

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Thousands Driven
Out by High Water
Seven States Bordering the
Lower Mississippi River
St. Louis. Twenty-five thousand
flood refugees in seven states, driven
from their homes by the raging wa
ters of the Mississippi and rtli
streams below here, are receiving
shelter under tents, according to fig
ures compiled by the American Red
Cross of this city.
Of this number approximately 15,
000 are in Illinois, Missouri and Ar
kansas and about 10,000 in Kentucky,
Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Increasing the burden on the weak
ened levees, the Missouri river began
to swell and will keep the Father of
Waters on the rise for another day or
At points where breaks have occur
red in levees in Missouri, Illinois and
Arkansas the streams will spread and
add new acreage to the wide areas
already inundated.' . " :
The situation still is alarming below
here in Missouri and Arkansas, par
ticularly where levees have given
away. Red Cross headquarters for
the southwestern district here has re
reived many appeals for help and hun
dreds of tents for the homeless have
been sent stricken areas.
The United States army is supply
ing the tents and the Red Cross is
handling their distribution, the rail
roads carrying them free of charge.
The walls, which hold back the Mis
sissippi, have crumbled under the
flood pressure in several places, inun
dating thousands of acres of land and
many towns. On the amount of water
flowing through these breaks will de
pend the seriousness of the ituation
at other points. . - . , .
Collapse of the river wall at East
Prairie, Mississippi county, Missouri,
flooded the' town with four . feet of
water. Three hundred families were
driven from their homes.
W. 'R. Harden Installs
Frigidaire for Ices and
Cold Drink Service
This week W. R. Harden installed
an elaborate and complete Frigidaire
equipment and will embark in the
ice cream, cold drink, confectionery
and light lunch business on an ex
tensive scale. The installation of the
plant has been made, and every
thing will be in readiness for the
opening of this department tomor
For opening day tomorrow, ar
rangements have been made to serve
everyone who -calls, an Eskimo pie.
It was necessary to make some al
terations when the Frigidaise plant
was installed. The counter on the
west side of the room was moved
forward and show cases were rear
Mr. Harden will be assisted in at
tending to the wants of his patrons
by his son Wilbur, and every effort
will be put forth to give the public
prompt and satisfactory service.
W. C. T. U. Compliment .
Athena Young Mothers
The W. C. T. U. will give an after
noon complimenting the young moth
ers and women of the community,
Tuesday, April 26, at the Christian
church. The W. C. T. U. State Presi
dent and District Attorney Proebstel
will give addresses which will be of
interest to all. The program fol
lows: Solo, Faith of our Mothers,
Mrs. O. H. Reeder
Scripture, Mothers of the Bible
Rcll Call, Current Events
W. C. T. U. Progress
Address 1
....Mrs. Malett, State President
Solo, Mother 0'Mine....Mrg. McEwen
........Mr. C. C. Proebstel, District
Consecration Service, White Ribbon
Recruits Mrs. McFadden
Playlet "He Wants to Come Back"
Mineola, N. Y. Bert Acosta and
Clarence D. Chamberlin, civilian avia
tors, landed after setting a new record
for endurance flying by remaining in
the air for 51 hours 12 minutes.
The record-breaking performance
eclipsed by six hours the previous
world's record of 45 hours 11 minutes
and 69 seconds.
By the time of the landing the
crowd had swelled to thousands and
was held in check by ropes stretched
along the runway and by police re
' serves called out when the throng be
came unmanageable.
Seven gallons of gasoline an hour
were used in the flight.
The last 10 gallons lasted "for 2
hours and 12 minutes, and observers
on the field felt' sure that the fliers
had remained in the air until the tank
was absolutely dry.
As soon as the plane landed the
cheering crowd broke through police
lines and swarmed about the record
breaking plane and the two aviators.
Three Companions in Spill at End of
Test Flight.
Hasbrouck Heights, N. J. Com
mander Richard E. Byrd and Lieuten
ant Floyd Bennett, heroes of last
year's flight over the north pole, and
Lieutenant G. O. Noville, mechanic,
were injured at the Teterboro airport
when the trans-Atlantic airplane, the
America, turned over in landing. An
thony Fokker, Dutch airplane design
er, the fourth man in the plane, was
not injured.
At the Hackensack hospital, where
the men were taken, it was announced
that Bennett and Noville were severe
ly injured, and Byrd only slightly.
Bennett suffered a broken leg, bro
ken arm, several broken ribs and a
broken collar bone.
Noville had a possible fracture of
the pelvis and severe internal injur-
les. Hi3 condition was serious.
Byrd had a broken left wrist.
"The Winning of Barbara
Worth" Next Wednesday
One of the really fine super-specials
of the year will be the big mid-week
offering at the Standard Theatre on
next Wednesday evening, April 17,
when "The Winning of Barbara
Worth," written by Harold Bell
Wright and played by Ronald Col
man, Vilma Banky and an all-star
cast. It is one of the best of the
new pictures of better quality recent
ly booked for the Standard.
Tomorrow night Metro-Goldwyn
presents gallant Tim McCoy, Pauline
Starke and Karl Dane in Peter B.
Kyne's fine Western production, War
Paint," a fine wholesome picture, car
rying an hour and a half's satisfy
ing entertainment.
Sunday night Richard Barthelmess
will be seen in First National's pro
duction, "Just Suppose." The pict
ure is the version of the stage play.
Lois Moran has the leading part op
posite Barthelmess.
Will Conduct Clinic
A clinic conducted by Miss Edna
Flanaghan, county health nurse, as
sisted by local physicians and a cap
able dentist will be held at the pub
lic school house on Wednesday April
27, commencing at 9:00 a. m. This
clinic is for the benefit of all child
ren intending to take up first grade
work this next September and in for
the purpose of examinations along a
health line and the making of cor
rections if necessary.
New Line Open
Passenger service went into effect
on the Southern Pacific's new Cas
cade line, via Klamath Falls, Mon
day. Routing of limited trains over
the Cascade division cuts the running
time between Portland and San Fran-
ciso 3V6 hours, and between Port-
and Los Angeles lxk . hours. The
Shasta route will continue its regul
ar train schedule.
Sunday School Goal
The goal of 401 in the attendance
campaign of the Christian church at
Pendleton was exceeded last Sunday
when the attendance reached 427. A
factor in the success of the under
taking was the Columbia Gorge Mot
or coach system, which transported
86 people free of charge. -
Oregon Auto Toll 13 in March.
Salem, Or. Thirteen persons were
killed and 292 persons were injured
in 2030 motor vehicle accidents re
ported to the state traffic department
cuiipg JIarca.
' Hermlston-Indians Lost
Hermiston lost to Walla Walla In
Sunday's Blue Mountain league
game, 17 to 3. Pendleton won from
the Reservation Indians, 7 to 3.
Both games were loosely played on
account of high wind. .
High School Play at
Auditorium Tuesday
"The Time of His Life" Has
an Excellent Cast Well
The three act comedy, "The Time
of His Life" by C. Dalrym'ple will
be presented by the high school in
the' school auditorium Tuesday even
ing, April 26, at eight o'clock.
This play marks the close of the
dramatic work of the high school for
this year, and every effort is being
put forth to make it a finished pro
duction. The cast has been working
faithfully under Miss Bateman's di
rection for almost two months, so
each member will be able to give a
faithful representation of his own
part. The story of the play is as
Tom Carter (Dorsey Kretzer). a
harum-scarum college product, - is
staying with his sister, Mrs. Robert
Gray (Belie Anderson), at her New
York home while her husband (Roy
DeFreece) is in the West looking ov
er his interests in the Eldorado Gold
Mining company. Soon after Mrs.
Gray has given the cook and Uncle
Tom, the negro butler (Ronald Lieu
alien) permission to have a night
out, she receives word that Mr. and
Mrs. Peter Wycombe, southern aris
tocrats (Lois Johnson and Granville
Cannon) are going to surprise them
with a visit. Mrs. Gray is at the
point of distraction, since Mrs. Wv.
combe especially wants to see Uncle
Tom, who has formerly been in her
employ, when Tom offers to assume
the role of negro butler for the even
ing. Tom's enthusiasm 'is turned to
dismay upon the arrival of the Wy.
combs when he discovers that Dor
othy Landoit (Alberta Charlton) lm
sweetheart; is with theni. She is let
in on the secret, however, and the
second act, which is taken uo with'
Tom's efforts to serve the meal in
spite of all Mr. Wycombe's pessim
ism and ailments and blusterings, U
a riot.
The climax is reached when Uncle
Tom returns and both he and Tom.
who is impersonating him answer the
serving bell. Uncle Tom, thinks he
has seen an apparition and immedi
ately disappears. In his efforts to
locate Uncle Tom, Tom himself is
arrested by the very policeman,
(Ralph McEwen), whom he has set
on Uncle Tom's trail. He is dragged
in only to find that Dorothy's father
(Weldon Bell) has returned with Mr.
Gray and has been mistaken for a
burglar by fussy Mr. Wycombe and
tied up. Both negroes being on th'i.
scene, Tom finally exolains himself
to the Wycomes and Mr. Landon and
convinces the latter peppery Individ-,
ual that he is not a worthless dare
devil but quite worthy of his daugh
ter Dorothy, who quite agrees with
Cyrus E. Woods, former ambassador
to Spain and Japan, has been named
by President-Cool Idae to be a member
of the Interstate commerce commie-don.
Mr. and Mrs. McCorkell
Married for Sixty Years
April 14 was the sixtieth wedding
anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William
McCorkell Sr., who retired from their
farm several years ago and are now
living at Weston. Mr. and Mrs. Mc
Corkell are enjoying good health for
a couple of their age, and their many
friends hope that they will enjoy
many more anniversaries.
Mr. and Mrs. McCorkell were uni
ted in marriage at Lake Beauport,
Canada, April 14, 1867. They came
to Weston December 1887 and set
tled on a farm south of that place.
They are .parents of eleven children
seven of whom are living. They are:
James of Craigmont, Idaho; Alex
and William of Weston; Mrs. W. D.
Simpson of Garfield, i Washington;
Mrs. Anna Rothrock and Mrs. Joe
Sheard of Athena, and Mrs. Albert
O'Harra of Weston. They have
twenty-three grandchildren and twen
ty great grandchildren.
County Health Nurse
Makes March Report
Health Examinations of all
- Schools in the County
Hansell Went Straight
In the Oregonian telegraphic shoot
ing tournament Sunday, Pendleton
gun club shooting against Eugene
and Portland won 75-72 and 75-68 re
spectively. Marion Hansell, H. Hana-
van and Ralph Park shot straight 25
scores. The Pendleton club is now
tied for first place in the tournament
with the Salem and Bend gun clubs,
and the last event of the tournament
takes place next Sunday.
Pilot Killed in Fall
William Sanborn, Boise-Elko air
mail pilot, was killed at 5:20 Friday
afternoon when his plane fell. Ranch
hands, who saw the machine fall,
said Sanborn was dead in the cock
pit when they reached it. They ex
pressed belief the accident occurred
when Sanborn failed in an attempt
to buck a heavy head wind.
The county health nurse reports
that there were 44 cases on active
file during the month. Nineteen of
these were dismissed. Besides these
and among the schools, 9 children
were taken ta nhvsicians for physi
cal examinations and to be fitted
with glasses. Three were taken to
dentists, 225 visits were made, not
including the school work.
. Dr. Prime gave a dental examina
tion to 198 Hermiston school children.
In cooperation with Mrs. Holcomb,
field matron of the Umatilla Indian
Reservation, Dr. Collard, Eye. Ear,
Nose and Throat Specialist for the
Indian Service and Miss Gregg who
has charge of the public health woik
among the Indians, Thorn Hollow,
Cayuse and Gibbon were-visited and
58 children were given a physical ex
amination by Dr. Collard and Dr.
Townsend, who is also with the In
dian service.
A. child one year old was taken to
Portland to the clinic at Doernbecher
Hospital and two applications arc at
the present time on file for children
to be admitted. Twenty-four visits
were made to 19 schools and the ex
amination of all the schools in the
county have been completed.
Mr. Yeager, the County school
superintendent, all of the teachers,
the physician and dentists over the
county have been most liberal with
their time, advice and cooperation,
helping and assisting whenever ap
proached. The physicians and den
tists have given several lectures
to parents. The teachers have as
sisted in every way possible, doing
much of the follow ' up work In the
homes and Mr. Yeager haj given
time and assistance in the actual
examinations of the children, all of
which makes the work of the Public
Health Association worth while.
Adams Won
The Adams team won from Lowden
in Sunday's Walla Walla Valley lea
gue game, 12 to 4. The high wnd
blowing during the game, made field
ing difficult. Herman Geissel is
playing first base for Adams and
Lefty Kretzer is holding down the in
itial sack. Laurence Lieuallen, old
time "Yellow Kid," was behind the
plate for Adams, Sunday.
Association Sponsors Banquet
The Umatilla County Health As
sociation will sponsor a banquet at
the Prcstbyterian church, Pendleton,
Saturday evening, April 23, in hon
or of Mrs. Sadie Orr-Dunbar and
Dr. Walter H. Brown, head of the
Marion county child's demonstration
bureau. Dr. Brown will give an in
teresting address on that occasion.
The Baseball Season Opens
Freezing Temperature
Injures Growinjr Crops
and Busts Radiators
February weather has been experi
enced in this part of the state for
over a week. Low temperatures at
mght has given much concern to
fruitraisers, and the general report
is that some varieties of fruit have
been seriously damaged. Plowing is
drawing to a close, and for several
days the cold has made that work
very disagreeable to the men. in the
Tuesday night the mercury dron-
ped to 17 in this section, freezing
the growing grain until it drooped
to the ground. Radiators and water
jackets on caterpillar engines not
properly drained froze and bursted.
There is a difference of oninion
among wheatgrowers as to the
amount of damage sustained on ac
count of the freeze. Apparently soft
federation, early sown last fall and
nearing the jointing stage of matur
ity, has been hardest hit, while hy
brid wheat was not materially affect
ed by the cold.
Leak at Reservoir is
Found and Repaired
It is thought that the mysterious
leak in the Athena water system has
at last been found and repaired. At
the reservoir Johnny Hoey, who was
assisting in pipe laying heard water
running underground, and on in
vestigation, found that the main
leading to town, where it joined the
line from the springs had rotted and
burst at the connection.
How long the break has been
draining the system's supply from
the springs and the pumping system,
is not known. The effect of the re
pair is at once noticeable, for the re
servoir supply has perceptibly in
creased. The work of laying the new pipe
line from Fifth street east to the E.
A. Dudley place, was completed this
William It. Hardesty
William B. Hardesty, one of the
few remaining veterans of the civil
war in the Milton section and father
of W. D. Hardesty, postmaster of
Frewater, died last Friday, April 8,
at the soldiers' home at Roseburg,
reports the Eagle. The body was
brought to Walla Walla where the
funeral was held Tuesday afternoon,
Rev. D. E. Nourse officiating. In
terment was in the Odd Fellows
cemetery there.
Good Early Fishing;
Report from trout streams of the
state indicate that early fishing this
season is the best that has been ex
perienced for several years. Limit
catches have been made in the Uma
tilla in the vicinity of Bingham
Springs since the season opened last
Friday. Reports from the Walla
Walla river are to the effect that
early fishing there is satisfactory.
Mail Plane Down
Joe Taft, flying a Varney Pasco
Elko mail plane was forced to land
at Adums Sunday because of treach
erous currents due to prevailing high
winds. The mail was transfered to
Pendleton by automobile.
Coal Bins Replenished
Falling temperature and flurries
of snow caused many coal bins to be
replenished in Athena this week.
Monday morning found the foot hills
of the Blue Mountains covered with
a new blanket of snow.
Judje May Go Higher
Judge John L. Sharpstein of the
superior court at Walla Walla may
be named to the supreme court
bench, to take the place left vacant
by the death of Judge J. G. Bridges
according to the Seattle Times.
Sheep Stop Motor Car
About 30 sheep, caught up under
the Walla Walla-Pasco electric motor
as it was approaching Walla Walla
Sunday night stopped the motor near
Dry Creek station and delayed serv
ice for about three hours.
Unloaded Harvesters
Rogers & Goodman unloaded the
first carload of the new 1927 Inter
national harvesters. This is the first
carload of the season's shipments
that will be received by this firm.
April Rainfall Deficient
April rainfall has been deficient
up to the present time. But a trace
of rain fell during the fore part of
the month in this part of the county.
Oregon Truck Load
Limitation is Upheld
The United States Supreme
Court Rules Against
Auto Lines.
Washington, D. C The Oregon law
of 1921, under which the state high
way commission restricted the use ot
certain highways by solid tire trucks,
and reduced to 16,500 pounds the load
they would be permitted to carry at
certain seasons, was sustained by the
supreme court.
When the suit, brought by Morris
& Lowther and otber trucking com
panies, was before the court last Oc
tober, it was dismissed as moot, upon
a showing that the order complained
of had expired. When the order was
renewed last winter, the companies
obtained from the supreme court an
order reinstating the appeal and re
opening the controversy.
The companies contended that the
commission had illegally reduced the
maximum load the legislature permit
ted upon the Columbia River highway
and other government-aided highways,
and that the order constituted an ille
gal burden upon Interstate commerce.
The state described the order as in
tended to preserve the highways from
damage during the winter months.
Salem, Or. The constitutional ques
tion upon which the case of R. B,
Morris, et al., vs. the state highway
commission, went to the United States
supreme court, was bused upon a con
tention of the truck line interests that
the law passed in 1921 in effect con
fiscated their property without due
process of law, since they had been
licensed by the state to operate trucks
to a full capacity of 22,000 pounds.
The order as first made by the state
highway commission went Into effect
October 1, 1925, and reduced maxi
mum thick loads to 16,500 pounds on
the Columbia rlghway from the Mult
nomah county line to the city limits
of Hood River.
New York. A general agricultural
depression exists and calls for con
sideration as a national economic
question, says a preliminary report of
the business men's commission on ag
riculture, which will publish its com
plete findings this summer.
"The evidence which has been giv
en Is practically unanimous upon the
fact of depression, but is varied and
at times contradictory both as to it.-t
cause and remedies," snld Charles. Na
gal, chairman, In announcing conclu
sion of nation-wide hearings by the
commission, which wero begun last
January. "Those who have been con
sulted practically agree that the coun
try's heritage ot fertile land is being
impaired and that for some, if not
mnny, years we have been living on
cur agricultural capital."
"Some rural sections of the country
are virtually bankrupt as communities
and are for the time carried by t'ir.
more prosperous urban areas of tin:
state in which they are located," Na
gel added. "Even the most efficient
farmers seem of recent years to have
done little better than hold their own
by cutting their expenditures below
their accustomed standard."
The commission was formed last
November by the National Industrial
Conference bourd and the Chamber
of Commerce of the United States.
New York Governor Sees No Conflict
Between Church and State.
Boston, Muss. Governor Smith of
New York, in a letter to the Atlantic
Monthly, declared that he recognized
no power lu the Roman Catholic
church to Interfere with the operation
of the cotiHtltutlon of the United
States or the enforcement of the laws
of the land.
The governor, a Roman Catholic
and potential candidate for the presi
dency, wrote the letter to the maga
zine In reply to an open letter, pub
lished In the monthly last month by
Charles ('. Marshall, New York lawyer
mid Episcopalian, who asked him a
number of iiuestlons seeking to define
his views on the relation of the Cath
olic church to the state. Mr. Marshall
has been described as an authority nu
canon law,