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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 20. 1927
Secretary Hoover Directs
Relief Work in Stricken
Memphis, Tenn. Secretary Of Com
merce Herbert . Hoover arrived as
President Coolidge's rer"-3entatlslLin
the direction . of relief work for the
flood stricken' Mississippi valley.
Mississippi and Arkansas presented
the greatest relief need. Louisiana
was threatened as the flood crest
Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee
and Kansas apparently had solved
their flood problems. Missouri was
caring for some 10,000 refugees satis
factorily. The death list, known to embrace
at least 100, mounted as news trickled
in from stricken districts. Official es
timates placed the probable death toll
in the Mississippi delta area at 200.
The fate of many others in the far
flung sectors was doubtful.
Thousands had been rescued from
"perilous situation while other thous
ands were reported still marooned.
Throughout the flooded- valley fleets
of boats were taking refugees from
levee tops, tree and housetops, knolls,
Indian mounds flnd upper stories of
With more than 100,000 persons al
. ready homeless and refugee camps
swelling almost hourly in population,
t.i'ftve fears were felt by officials for
inhabitants ot tap delja country be
tween Greenville and Vicksburg.
PERISH IN WAVES
Longview, Wash, Three motion
picture capieramen were (frowned at
Clinker Hill bUff, aj Qalf pojnf,
miles west of Longview, when
mighty wave in the Columbia river
engulfed the mas they were grinding
away at a 30,Q(Jt:pound powder blast
which lifted the entire face of the
cliff into the river.
The dead are,
T, G. "portv" Randolph, pf the In
ternationa New Heel, Brattle; Ui
brother, F. H. Randolph, also qf Se
attle and pf the same company, and
Arthur Basseft 24, of Lonyjew( an
Mrs. T. G. Randolph was present
and witnessed the death of her hus
band and brother in law.
Bassctt and his wife lived at Long
view. His parents jt js uhdsriiiipoii,
live near Castle Rock.
All the bodies were found within
approximately 200 feet of each other
and the rock from which they were
swept by the wave.
IDAHO LOWER HOUSE CUT
10 Counties Lose Representative Each,
Due to Light Vote,
Boise, Idaho. According to figures
compiled by Fred E. Lukens, secretary
of state, ten counties, including Ada,
each will lose one member of the low
er house when the 20th legislature
convenes in January, 1929, because the
ypters failed to go tq the polls last
jpytimbei;. ' ---
ynder the state apportionment law,
each county gets one representative
for each 2500 votes or major, fraction
thereof, ar)d png the basis, of the vote
In 1924, a presidential year, Ada coun
ty was entitled to five; Bannock, Can
yon and Twin Falls to four; Kootenai
to three, and Bingham, Bonner, Cas
sia, Fremont and Idaho to two each.
At the next election, due to indiffer
ence of voters last November, each
will lose one representative and the
legislative body will be smaller by 10
than itwas in J927. . '''
69 Mexican Bandits Pay Penalty.
Mexico City. Federal forces sent is
pursuit of the rebel band which bad
burned a train la a holdup last week
overtook the rebels at El Guitarrero
valley, in Jalisco, Saturday and in a
five hour battle 60 of the band, eight
soldiers and an officer were killed.
G. N. Asks Right to Build in Oregon.
St. Paul, Minn. The Great North
ern railway has asked the interstate
commerce commission for permission
(o build a lipe from Bend to Klamath
Palls in Oregon, in lieu of the pre
viously proposed extension of the
Oregon Trunk road.. .
The John Day River
Gives Up Steiwer's
Body After Weeks
A Condon special to the Oregonian
says the body of Leland L. Steiwer,
Fossil banker, who was drowned in
the John Day river near Spray, Sun
day, March 20, when his automobile
plunged into the river from the nar
row roadway there, was found in
the river there near the mouth of
Sarvice creek Tuesday morning.
Steiwer, who was 49 years of age,
was president of the Steiwer & Car
penter bank at FosSil and vice-president
of the Butte. Creek Land &
Livestock company. He was a cous
in to United States Senator Steiwer.
Herbert Barnard, who was with
Steiwer at the time of the accident
escaped by swimming ashore from
the submerged automobile-
The Class Play Goes
Over in a Big Way
Athena high school " play, "The
Time of His Life," pleased a large
audience at the auditorium Tuesday
evening, under direction ef Miss Mil.
The members of the cast handled
their respective parts with care and
understanding, evincing a conception
of their roles that gave them a pleas
ing stage presence.
Dorsey Kretzer made a fine ''Tom
Carter" and Granville Cannon was
a scream in "Peter Wycombe." Ron
ald Lieuallen was clever in the part
of "Uncle Tom," Belle Anderson
made a splendid . ''Mfs, Grgy" and
Lois Johnson was the personnifica
ticn of dignity as "Mrs. Wycombe."
Alberta Charlton took the part of
"Dorothy Langdon" in a charming
manner, while Weldon Bell as
"James Langdon," Roy DgFreeco in
the part of "Robert Gray" and Ralph
McEwen in the role of "Hogan"
played their parts very well.
Enrcute o Europe
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Koepke Sr.,
arrived here Sunday and are visit
ing their son Henry Jr., at the ranch.
Their visit will be brief gs hey are
en route to New York where' they
will sail for Europe: They will vis
it at Mr. Koepke's old home in Ger
many and hen will tour Itay,
Switzerland, France and England be
fore their return here about SeptemT
ber first. Miss Dorothy Koepke who
is studying art in Italy will join her
parents upon heir arrival in' Europe
and accompany them on their trip.
However she will not return home
with them, remaining to complete
her course of study.
The W. C. T. Meeting
In the reception room of the
Christian church, Tuesday gfterrjoon,
over tme hundred ijtdiei listened to
a splendid address by prosecuting at
torney Proebstel. Mrs. Malett, W.
C. T. U. state president's address
was especially good The solos by
Miss Jennamae Read and Mrs. Reed
er were appreciated. The plplet,
"He wants f.q come b.ack" which is
(Barley corn) was well rendered.
The W.C. T, U- meetings are hec the
fourth Tuesday of eah month,
La Grande Track Team Wins
La Grande high school's track
team defeated Pendleton Saturday,
84 to 63; Lyman and Charleton
of La Grande were high point wjp
ners with. 13 puime. Allen 'o'l Pen
dleton leaped 21 feet 8 inches in the
broad jump, which betters he east
ern Oregon record of 20 fee,t gi
inches made y Greep of Watlowa
in 1?1, '
The Men's League
On Friday evening at the Baptist
church at 7:30 P. M. the men meet
in regular monthly session of their
League when a program consisting
of a violin solo by Kohler Betts. a
talk by the President on t'.Why Men
Ought to Get Together' Readings
by Margaret Lee and a talk on As
tronomy, will be given. This meek
ing is open for all, men and women.
Adams Pioneer Passes
After fifty year's residence in
Umatilla county, Mrs. Mary Coffey
died at Adams Tuesday, aged 79
years. She was the widow of the
late John Coffey, who died about two
years ago. She is survived by four
sons and four daughters.
Adams Takes Another
The Adams base ball team took
another game Sunday i. the W-ilIa
Walla Valley league, winning from
East Side by the score of 24-4. Lefty
Kretzer pitched a portion of the
game for Adams.
Great Northern to
Lay Klamath Line
Breach Indicated With U.
P. in Budd's Endeavor
to Build Alone.
President Ralph Budd of the Great
Northern railroad indicated that the
proposed Klamath Falls extension of
the, pregon Trunk line will be un
dertaken by hjs railroad separately.
Budd made public the petition filed
by the Great Northern with the in
tcrstate ' commerce commission - at
Washington in answer to the South
ern Pacific railroad's proposal for
the contemplated use of its lines
from Bend to Klamath Falls.
The Oregon Trunk line is owned
jointly by the Northern Pacific and
the Great Northern railroads. It had
asked the interstate commerce com
mission for permission to build or
extend from Bend to Klamath Falls.
The, Qornniiss,jgr( wgs favorable to
this proposed extension and suggest
ed that the Oregon Trunk line enter
into an agreement for the use of the
Southern Pacific lines if possible.
The railroads, after a series of
conferences, were unable to arrjve
at an agreement, and the peitign fil:
ed on Tuesday asking permission to
extend the Oregon Trunk to Klamath
Falls is evidently a rejection of the
Southern Pacific offer.
Mrs. Ferguson Entertains
Members of the Athena Bridge
club were complimented at a charm
ing affair when Mrs. W. S. Fergu
son entertained at luncheon, fho
spacious new hqme waj festive with
spring flowers and covers were laid
for twelve at a table where a yellow
color scheme was used. Daifodtts
formed the centerpiece w.hile favors
of. (my .spring hats further accentur
ated the yellow effect, Bridga was
the diversion qf he afternoon this
occasion finishing the winter tourna
ment. Mrs. H. I. Watts holding high
score for the twelve meetings
To Oil Highway
With the cqmpietiqn of the Her-
miston-Nolin section of the highway
to Portland this week, the Pilo
Rock-Pendleton highway will he oil
ed on dates frftm Apr.ij 2g to,
Umatilla's Quota $60f)
Umatilla ocuntt's iiuoU tvv the
Mississippi relief fund is $600. Mrs.
Thomas Hampton of Pendleton is
county chairman of the soliciting
PROF. C L. POOR
T -'' i ' 's; ?
I mi' W ill 'UB
Prof. Charles L. Poor of Columbia
university explained to the American
Association for the Advancement of
Sclencj at thg Philadelphia conven
tlen that Einstein had made a basic
error in the practical application of
his light deflection theory.
Former Athena Principal
Jaryis Died at Portland
P; W- Jarvi, A former principal
of the Athena schools died at Port
land April 15, aged 68 ( years, a
victim of heart disease.
Afte.r serving principal tf a
number of Oregon schools, Mr. Jarvis
went to Nome, Alaska in 1904 to as
sume the position of superintendent
of the schools of the, Bgfijjg city.
He, remained there until 1906, when
he returned to Oregon.
He is survived by his wife and two
daughters, Opal A., a teach.gr t Mt
Tabqr schgol, and; Junius' W., of Kel
so, Washington,., Mr. Jarvis, was a.
former, grand officer, of the Portland
Ledge qf Qd fellows, and a past
No'wle brand of Wild Horse lodge of
Four Teams Tie
Four teams, Pendleton, Bend, Sa
lem and Coquille are tied in the
Oregonian telegraphic shooting
tournament, and the tie wil he, hqt,
off next Sunday. PfMieton won last
Sunday against Baker, 73 tq 69. Mar
ion Hansell shot 25 straight Kfrk-:
Patrick 24, Leg Matlock 24.
An qccasion of much jollity was
a progressive dinner which was most
informal in its arrangement. Te
first coursg was served at tig h0W8
of Mr. an.3 Mf Halph McEwen
where covers were laid for eight at
a table centered with red carnations.
Tapers of the same shade w-eye. ftlgo
used Thg pjr ihuu watered to the
farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn
Dudley; where the hosts dispense
hospitality from a n,- Rttractive
tablp Wiie?! ft Hlw. color scheme
Was employed. The desert course
wan served at the Koepke ranch, the
hostess using small tables where
pink predominated in the decorations.
Bridge was played following dinner.
The guests ieMed Miss Thelma
Thompson of Pen,dleJton, Bert Halnen
of Portland, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn
Dudley, Mr, hd Mrs. Henry Koepko
Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph McEwen,
Athena Grades Won
The Sectional Meet
Local Contestants Take 115
Points to 112 Won by
The Athena grades won the sec
tional track meet, last Saturday at
Helix. This won the Loving Cup lor
the grades. This makes the 6 or 7th
time in succession that the grades
have won the track meet. The Athe
na school won 115 points to 112
points for the rest of the schools
which took part in the sectional
track meet. Results:
Girlg, Grades. Class A 25 yard
dash, 1st, Barbara Lee, Athena; 2nd,
Betty Baker, Adams; 3rd, Mary Jane
Baseball thrqw Jat, V, Denning,
Hfix; gni, Thelma Parr, Adams;
3rd, Betty Baker, Adams.
Class B 50 yard dash, 1st, Mar
jorie Douglas, Athena; 2nd, Margaret
Griffin, Helix; 3rd, Mary Fenjand,
Bsebal throw, 1st, M, Griffin,
Heljxi 2nd, Wilson, Athena; 3rd,
Indoor baseball throw, 1st, Griffin,
Helix; 2nd, Burke, Athena; 3rd,
Class Ct-t&0 yard daah, 1st, Goldie
Mjllep Athena; 2nd, Florence Bunch,
Adams 3rd, Vernita Molstrom, Dis
trict N. 58.
Baseball throw, 1st, Jegie Mc
Clavy, Helix; 2nd, M. Tucker, Dis
trict No. 54; 3rd, V. Molstrom, Dis
trict No. 58.
Indoor baseball throw, 1st, J. Me-.
Clacy, Helix; 2nd, M. Tucker, Dis
trict Jo. 54; 3rd, V. Molstrom, Dl.
trict No, 59,
Class D qO yard dash, 1st, Mary
Marsh, District No. 59; 2nd, P. Wal
ters, Athena; 3rd, J. Block, Helix.
Baseball throw, 1st, M. Marsh, Dis
trict No. 54; 2nd, J-. Block, ftelixj
3rd, Green. Athena.,
Indoor baseball throw, 1st, M.
Marsh, District No. 54; 2nd, J. Block,
Helix; 3rd, Green, Athena.
Gla.ss 25 yard dash, First, Rob
ert Lee, Athena; 2nd, Leo Geissel,
Athena; 3rd, Jack Hodgens, Adams,,
Baseball throw, ls.i, Lfo 6elajl.l
Athena; nd. Kethrock, Adams; 3rd,
Q, (Jemmeil, Helix.
Broad jump, 1st, Athena; 2nd,
Geissellt AVnena; 3rd, Kembler, Ad
Class B 50 yard dash, 1st, L.
Jenkins, Athena; 2nd, George Pitt
man, Athena; 3rd, Robert Whitely,
Baseball throw, 1st, Jenkins, Athe
na; 2nd, Pittman, Athena; 3rd, Par
Broad jump, 1st, Whitely, Adams;
2nd, Jenkins, Athena; 3rd, Parris,
High jump 1st, Jenkins, Athena;
2nd, Boylan, Helix, and Whitely, Ad
ams, (tie for second).
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Class C 60 yard dash, 1st E. Rog
ers, Athena; 2nd, R. Wilson, Athena;
3rd, A. Potter, Adams.
: High jump, 1st, Wilson, Athena;
2nd, Rogers, Athena; 3rd, Potter and
Murray, Adams, (tied for third).
Broad jump, 1st, Wilson, Athena;
2nd, Rogers, Athena: 3rd. Potter.
Baseball throw, 1st. Moore. Athe
na; 2nd, Elder, Athena; 3rd, Wagner,
Class D 100 yard dash, 1st. J.
Jenkins, District No.. 32; ...2nd, G.
Clemons, Helix; 3rd, L. Person, Helix.
High jump, 1st, Crowley. Athena:
2nd, J. Jensen, District No. 32; 3rd,
Broad jump 1st, Jensen, District
No. 32; 2nd, Crowley, Athena; 3rd,
High jump, 1st, Jensen: 2nd.
Vaughn; 3rd, Clemens.
Relay Athena won.
Total points, Athena 114; Helix,
48; Adams 27; District No 54, 24;
District No. 32. 18: District No. 58.
The following girls will represent
Section 3 at Pendleton, April 30:
Class A Lee, Athena; Baker, Ad
ams;' Denning, Helix; Parr, Adams.
Class B Douglas, Athena: Grif
fin, Helix; Wilson, Athena ; Burke,
Class C G. Miller, Athena: J. Mc-
Alavy, Helix; M. Tucker, District
No. 54; P. Bunch, Adams.
Class D M. Marsh, District 54;
Block, Helix; Green, Athena; J.
The following hoys will represent
Section 3 at Pendleton:
Class A Lee, Athena; Leo Geissel.
Athena; Rothrock, Adams, Gemmell,
Class B L, Jenkins, Athena:
Whitely, Adams; Jenkins, Athena;
Class C Rogers, Athena; Wilson.
Athena; Moore, Athena; Elder, Athena.
Class D J. Johnson, District No;
32; G. Clemens, Helix; Crowley,
Athena,; Vaughn, District No. 54.
Results of the H. S. Meet
50 yard dash 1st, W, Parr, Ad
ams; 2nd, C. Larabee, Adams; 3rd,
R. Re,e. Helix.
100 yard dash 1st, W. Farr, Ad
ams; 2nd, C. Larabee, Adams; 3rd,
220 yard, sh 1st, W. Parr, Ad
Antsj 2nd. 2. Campbell, Helix; 3rd,
E. Garrett, Helix.
440 yard dash 1st, B. Campbell,
Helix; 2nd, E. Garrett, Helix.
880 yard run 1st, Davidson, He
lix; 2nd, Coe, Helix.
Mile 1st, Coe, Helix; 2nd, David
Javelin throw 1st, Garrett, Helix;
2nd, Bergevin, Adams; 3rd, Meiners,
Shot put 1st, W. Parr, Adams;
2nd, Timmermen, Helix; 3rd, Shaw,
Discus 1st, Timinerman, Helix;
2nd, Campbell, Helix; 3rd, Taylor,
High jump 1st, Taylor, Athena:
2nd, Larabee, Adams; 3rd, Meiners,
Broad jump 1st, Taylor, Athena;
2nd, Parr, Adams; 3rd, Bergevin, Ad
Pole vault Larabee, Adams, and
Taylor, Athena, (tied for first); 3rd
M. Tucker, Helix.
Relay 1st, Adams.
Points in hurdles equally divided
between Adams, Athena and Helix
Total points: Athena 21; Adams 52;
Mexico 111 Not
Seize Oil Property
President Defends Our For
eign Policy in Address
to "Editors. '
New York. Mexico recently has. de
clared she wfll not confiscate Ameri
can property, President Coolidge dis
closed in a speech analyzing this na
tion's foreign policy, particularly in
respect to Mexico, Nicaragua and
Mr. Coolidge declared that "it will
surely be possible to reach an-amica-ble
adjustment" with Mexico on the
basis of this word, which was given
to him at a conference with Ambas
sador Tellez after the latter's return
from a recent trip to Mexico City.
In his first public address since con
gress closed, the president spoke be
fore more than 1000 newspaper edi
tors and their wives at the dinner of
the United Press association commem
orating the 20th anniversary of that
organization at the Biltmore hotel.
Mr. Coolidge also was hopeful of the
Nicaraguan and Chinese situations,
which he said involved this country
because of its determination to pro
tect American lives and property.
Giving considerable attention to the
Mexican problem, he saw "grave diffi
culties" In the way ot the senate's pro
posal for arbitration of the dispute
with Mexico over the agricultural and
oil land laws. The principle of confis
cation was not open to arbitration, the
"We feel," he added, "that Mexico
Is threatening to disregard this great
elementary principle by undertaking
a retroactive application of its consti
tution to property of our citizens ac
quired long before the constitution
Los Angeles, Cal. wane wunains,
film actor, died here of double pneu
monia. Williams was born In Sa:ra
mento and became a leading man for
the Vilagraph Ticture company in the
early doya of motion pictures.
Tea for Mrs. Koepke
Mrs. Henry Koekpe Sr., was hon
ored Wednesday afternoon when a
group of friends were bidden to the
Koepke farm home south of Athena.
The spacious rooms were gay with
fruit blossoms, and the guests and
honoree enjoyed reminiscing and re
newing old friendships. At the tea
hour Mrs. Koepke Jr., was assisted
by Mrs. Glenn Dudley and Mrs.
Ralph McEwen. Those present in
cluded, Mrs. E. A. Dudley, Mrs.
Charles Betts, Mrs. M. L. Watt.-,
Mrs. W. S. Ferguson, Mrs. H. A.
Barrett, Mrs. H. I. Watts, Mrs. E.
M. Bollinger, Mrs. F. B. Boyd and
Mrs. M. M. Johns.
Dr. Ferris Dead
Richard S. Ferris, veterinary sur
geon well known in this part of the
county, aged 59, died at St. An
thony's hospital at Pendleton, Sun
day morning. His death was due to
heart disease. Funeral services
were conducted from Folsom's under
taking parlors at Pendleton Wednes
day at 10 a. m.
Off for Texas
Mr. and Mrs. Al bigmon were in
Athena Tuesday from Moscow, Ida
ho. They were en route to Texas by
automobile. Mr. Sigmon has dis
posed of his farming interests in Ida
ho, and he and Mrs. Sigmon will
npend several months visiting rela
tives in Texas, Kansas and Colorado.
Walla Walla Fruit Loss
Estimates made by horticultural
experts in the Walla Walla section
indicate that as the result of th!
freeze the prune crop will be about
200 cars in comparison to a normal
1200; that apples will suffer about a
50 per cent loss, while apricots and
cherries will be a total loss. Weath
er conditions are excellent for bring
ing back vitality where there is any
Mrs. Zenter of Walla Walla enter
tained at a birthday party for her
daughter Barbara commemorating
the seventh anniverary of the young
miss. Misses Genevieve and Bever
ley Barrett of Athena were among
the ten little guests.
Glenn Hanson, nephew of Mrs.
Charles Dickey vinited several days
at the home of his aunt, coming
her from San .lose, California. Tues
day morning he left for Ferdinand,
Idaho, where he goes to visit his par
ents, who reside there.
Double Milling in Transit
Double milling in transit privil
eges which, according to C. O. Ber
gan, traffic manager for the Spok-
'ane merchants association, will en
able Pacific northwestern wheal to
reach the consumer on a single
freight charge, became effective on
railroads of this region Sunday
Bingham Springs has its opening
day tomorrow and a number of Athe
na people are there for the occasion.
Manager Thompson was in Athena
and other East end towns, Monday
with advertising matter announcing
the opening day.
The M. E. Missionary society met
at the church Wednesday with a
good attendance. A pleasant time
was enjoyed by those present. Dainty
repast was served by Mrs. Frank
DcFreece and Mrs. W. Mcpherson