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VOLUME 48.
ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 27, 1927
NUMBER 21
Sheriff Is Killed In
Raid On Moonshiners
Clark County Officer Slain
in Gun Fight With
Moonshiners.
Vancouver, Wash. Lester M. Wood.
sheriff of Clark county, was shot and
killed Sunday afternoon in a gun bat
tie with alleged moonshiners , in a
densely wooded region in the Dole
valley, 25 miles northeast of Van
couver. "Ted" Baker, declared to have been
seen near the place of the shooting,
was arrested here by Vancouver po
lice. A posse which had been hastily as
sembled upon news of the murder of
Wood, surrounded "the old Erion farm
place," about a mile from the scene of
the shooting, and arrested Ellis Baker,
father of Ted, and Ellis' two brothers,
Luth;r and Edwin and Lester Hunt
ing. Vhe four surrendered without
resistance, but the possemen said
their prisoners had been armed.
Sheriff Wood and Deputy Johnson
were advancing along a trail in the
vicinity of where a lookout was en
countered by the deputies earlier in
the day when without warning a shot
rang out from the brush and the
sheriff fell mortally wounded. Deputy
Johnson said he fired several shots in
the direction of where the shots came
from and then retreated.
Sheriff Wood, who was elected last
fall the first time he had ever taken
any part in politics, assumed office
January 10 and has since been con
ducting a ruthless, war on liquor violators.
BRITAIN SEVERS
RUSSIAOELATIONS
London lireat Britain has 'decided
to sever diplomatic relations witb
soviet Russia and to terminate the
Anglo-Russian trade agreement, it was
officially announced by Premier Bald
win in the house of commons.
"Evidence is in the hands of the
authorities," Baldwin said, "which
proves that both military espionage
and subversive activities thruoghout
Great Britain, North and South Amer
ica, were directed and carried out
from soviet house." v
"Diplomatic relations, deliberately
abused, are a danger to peace," said
the premier. The government has
shown unparalleled forbearance and
patience. But neither protest nor
warnings had any effect." ,
.The premier's announcement was
made during a statement on the re
cent police raids on the headquarters
of "the soviet trade delegation and
Arcos, Ltd., the private Russian trad
ing organization in London.
These raids revealed that Arcos and
the trade delegation had been habit
ually used as a clearing house for sub
versive correspondence, the premier
said.
Mose Banister Wins in
a Snappy Round With
Buskirk of Pendleton
The bout between Mose Banister of
Athena and Brownie Buskirk was the
main bout Friday night so far as
Athena fans were concerned. Mose
won as they all hoped that he would,
and won in very decisive style.
He carried the battle to Buskirk,
right from the opening gong and nev
er gave his opponent a chance to get
set and while the battle lasted there
was plenty of leather flying, with
Mose doing most of the leading. Fin
ally when the round was about over
Mose connected with Buskirk's jaw,
and the battle was over, Neither boy
being badly damaged.
This was the most lively and inter
esting bout that has been witnessed
in this vicinity for a long time.
Mrs. Sophy Black Elk
Dies, Indians Give Feast
The death of Sophy Black Elk,
50 years of age, and sister to Billy
Joshua, was the occasion last week
of a traditional Indian feast.
The event occurred at the home of
the deceased near Thorn Hollow, and
many guests were present. At noon
a sumptuous meal of barbacued beef,
canned salmon, huckleberry pie, cof
fee and other delicacies of which the
Indians are fond, was served. At the
end of about two hours feasting, the
food was cleared away and the guests
gathered in a large tepee where an
Indian eulogized the virtues of the
departed. Apparently, at a given sig
nal, all joined in loud weeping which
could be heard for miles. After some
time was consumed the weeping ceas
ed and water was passed and each
mourner bathed his face.
Several trunks of Mrs. Black Elk'a
belongings were then presented to
those present. Beautiful bead bags,
Indian blankets, ornamented saddles
and other valuables were amdng the
things bequeathed to friends and re
latives. -
The. funeral occurred several days
before the feast and the remains
were interred at Thorn Hollow.
NEW DRY CHIEF NAMED
Secretary Mellon Appoints Dr. James
M. Doran Chief Dry Officer.
Washington, D. C. Roy A. Haynes
is out of the government service and
the duties of prohibition commissioner
have been taken over by Dr. James
M. Doran, appointe to that post by
Secretary Mellon.
Doran, who has been head of the
prohibition bureau's technical division,
assumed charge of enforcement activi
ties Saturday supplanting Haynes,
who had been serving as acting com
missioner. Doran recommended appointment of
Major Herbert H. White, now a special
investigator, as assistant prohibition
commissioner.
General Lincoln C. Andrews, assist
ant secretary of the treasury since
April 1, 1925, submitted his resigna
tion, effective August 1, 1927.
. Former Lieutenant Governor Sey
mour Lowman will succed him.
Peace Haa Come In Nicaragua.
Washington, D. C. Peace haa come
to Nicaragua but American marines
will have to be maintained there In
definitely to preserve order. This was
the gist of a report submitted to Presi
dent Coolidge by Henry L. Stlmson,
who, as Mr. Coolidge'g personal repre
sentative, conducted the negotiations
which stopped the fighting in Nicara
gua. There is still some guerilla
fighting but the organized troops have
laid down their arms, Stimson. said.
Former Umatilla Doctor Injured
Scalded by an exploding kettle of
coffee, Dr. F. A. Lieuallen of Bend,
was receiving medical attention
there Tuesday. Dr. Lieuallen, who
was in the Deschutes country on a
camping trip Saturday, was scalded
about the chest, shoulders and face
reports the Pendleton East Oregon
ian, when the boiling coffee fprce.1
its way out of the kettle. Dr. Lieu
alien believes the explosion was due
to the fact that the lid was on too
tightly. Dr. Lieuallen formerly re
sided at Pendleton and is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Lieuallen,
Umatilla county pioneers.
Bear Bee Thief Slain .
A black bear weighing more than
300 pounds, was killed near Stella,
Washington last week by a party of
hunters, headed by August Tieman,
who has an apiary in the vicinity,
which the . bear had been robbing
nightly. It is claimed the big bruin
consumed young bees and honey and
destroyed hives amounting in value
to $200. A special permit to kill the
bear was Issued by Chester Leich
hardt, county game warden, as the
bear season is closed. Included in
the party of hunters was J. W. Wil
liams and his son of Vancouver, who
had six dogs; J. C. Nicholson of Kel
so, with three dogs; Martin Pykonen
of Oak Point and Mr. Tieman.
Commencement at O. A. C.
Announcements of the 58th annual
Commencement of the Oregon Agri
cultural college have been received
here by alumni and friends. The
dates are June 3rd to 6th inclusive.
Ceremonies marking the Silver jubi
lee will be a feature and classes '20,
'22, '01 and '19 will hold reunions.
Dr. James Edwn Crowther, pastor of
University church, Seattle, will preach
the Baccalaureate sermon and Louis
J. Taber, Columbus, Ohio, Master of
National Grange will deliver the
graduation address.
Suffers Serious Accident
Friends of William R. Wyrick,
farmer of the Pendleton rejion, were
shocked to hear of a painful accident
which occurred Saturday night Mr.
Wyrick slipped and fell against a car
striking his rijht eye. It was found
necessary to hasten to Portland,
whence Mr. Wyrick was accompanied
by his sister, Mrs. R. E. Farnsworth
and Henry Collins. Upon examination
Dr. Gu stave Bruere removed the eye,
the operation taking place at St.
Vincent's hospital.
J. A. Fee is flamed
to Succeed Phelps
Governor Patterson Names
Circuit Judge for Sixth
District.
James' Alger Fee Jr., who will fill
the vacancy caused by the death last
week of Judge Gilbert W. Phelps was
endorsed for the appointment by Re
publicans and Democrats alike.
Fee is a member of the law firm
of Fee & Fee, and has -enjoyed the
confidence and respect of his fellow
lawyers and from the public for his
work in the legal world. He is a
graduate of the Pendleton high
school, Whitman college and the
Law school of Columbia University
in New York City. Mr. Fee studied
law under Harlan Stone, who was
then dean of the law school and who
is now a member of the supreme
court of the United States. .Justice
Harlan has on several occasions com
mented favorably on the work of Mr.
Fee and his ability as a lawyer.
He is a member of the Pendleton
school board, a member of the board
of managers of the Pendleton Com
mercial association and president of
the Pendleton Kiwanis club. During
the World war he served as a first
lieutenant In the aviation service.
Rain Threatens New
Flood, Rescues Continue
The New Orleans weather bureau
estimated that the flood surface
along the line between Begg and
Melville had attained a level of about
42 feet above mean gulf level and
that the water still was rising al
though at a diminished rate.
The flood waters are approximate
ly 100 miles west of New Orleans on
the west side of the Atchafalaya
river, 'and the Bayou des j Glalses
breaks, through which they are rush
ing, are about 170 miles northwest
of New Orleans and on the opposite
side of the Mississippi river.
Immediately behind the advancing
waters scores of residents of the
lower Aehtafaiay were being res
cued by tiny boats which ploughed
through the current to remove them
from house tops to which they had
fled.
Scores of persons, unable to remain
in their homes, were living on levees
where they had found safety after
the first onrush of the waters.
MISS MARY CROSS
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Miss Mary Cross, queen of the Banff
winter carnival. She is a niece of Col.
James F. McCloud of the northwest
mounted police, who founded McCloud,
Alberta, In 1874,
Injuries Prove Fatal.
An explosion and fire occurred at
the C. H. Banister ranch in the Hold
man district, last Saturday. Eldon
Bledsoe, aged 26, of Banks who was
seriously injured and fatally burned
died Sunday. Bledsoe wrs taken to
St. Anthony's hospital, after the fire,
and every effort was made to sae
his life. .
Red Cross Benefit
A cooked food and pastry sale will
be held at "Steve's Grocery" tomor
row. The sale sponsored by Baptist
ladies, is for the benefit of the Red
Cross, proceeds from the sale will be
sent to assist sufferers in the Miss
issippi flood area. This is a worthy
cause and one which should receive
the hearty support of all.
Pioneer Resident of
This County , Passes
James M. Eldridge, aged 62, a resi
dent of this county died at 5 a. m.
in Pendleton, Friday, following an
illness caused by a stroke of paraly
sis. Mr. Eldridge was born January 9,
1865, in Linn county, Kansas, nnd
was the son of the late Levi Eld
ridge, Sr., and of the late Mrs. Eliza
beth Eldridge Regain. His marriage
to Miss Etta Harp took place 40
yearg ago. She and the following
children survive him: Mrs. Eva
Brown, Miss Nellie Eldridge, Miss
Cora Eldridge, William Eldrige and
Leslie Eldridge, all of Pendleton. All
were at their father's bedside with
the exception of Miss Cora Eldridge
who is now no a motor trip to Calif
ornia with Mr. and Mrs. Willis Clark.
H? is survived also by the follow
ing sisters: . Mrs. Ida Smith of Pen
dleton; Mrs. Cora Case of Great
Falls; and Mrs. Melissa McElroy of
Pilot Rock. A brother, Levi Eldridge
of Pilot Rock also survives.
Funeral service were held Tues.
day at 2 p. m. from the First Christ
ian church with Rev. G. L. Drill of
ficiating. The Bomboy funeral home
was in charge.
Local Man to Judge
Races at Waitsburg
LeGrow, Weatherford, Bar
clay Will Watch Horses
at Dayton.
The Waitsburg Racing Committee
have announced the selection of F.
S. LeGrow, Athena, Clyde Weather
ford, Dayton, and D. W. Barclay,
Walla Walla, judges.
Ralph Do'-s of Ontario, Oregon,
has been enga.:l as official starter
of the runners. Mr. Doree has in his
equipment an improved barrier and
his work in starting with this appli
ance has been very successful at
meetings, where he has acted as
starter. Mr. Doree is working at all
the meetings on the circuit, beginning
at Pendleton.
Waitsburg is all ready for its 20th
annual race meeting, under auspices
of the Waitsburg racing association,
the "days of Real Sport" being set
for today and tomorrow.
Six horse races will be held each
day with purses for each varying
from $25 to $125 each to be divided
among the first three placements in
the ratio of 70-20-10. Included in
the races is the fast mail race for
Farm Bureau units, for which the
purse of $125 will be awarded on the
total time for two days. This race
will be a mile and a half each day.
Dr. J. B. Clark, well known race
horse man of the Yakima valley, is
shipping his stable to the Waitsburg
races again this year. Many of the
runners in the Clark string are fa
milar to race goers in this district.
George Drumheller, of Walla Wal
la who is well known as a race horse
man, has for years brought his fine
racing stock to Waitsburg's meet.
There is then, great interest in the
news that the Drumheller horses will
be there again for the. Daysoj!tR2al
Sport. Mr. Drumheller has been in
the race horse business since 1910
when he and Fay LeGrow, bought
the LaMarr horses.
Mr. Drumheller has stables in the
East and breeding grounds near
Walla Walla. Gladiator is the prin
cipal sire and Mr. Drumheller has 40
head of fine mares.
New Dentist Coming
Dr. Joseph L. Geyer will open a
dental office in Athena about June 1.
Dr. Geyer who comes here from
Joseph, received his training at
Northwestern University and is
highly recommended. Dr. Geyer is a
public spirited man, of pleasing per
sonality and will be a valuable asset
to the community. He will be ac
companied here by hi wife,
Dr. Hattery to California
Dr. H. H. Hattery, prominent Pen
dleton physician " and surgeon an
nounces the sale of his practice to
Dr. T. K. Johnson, of Long Creek,
Dr. Johnson, who is a doctor of ten
year's experience, was in Pendleton
Monday, en route to Rochester, Min
nesota, where he will study surgical
technique. " He will assume Dr. Hat
tery's practice July 1. Dr. Hattery
plans to locate in California but has
not definitely announced where ho
will make his home.
More Poison Mixed
The Pendleton East Oregonian re
ports two hundred pounds more of
squirrel poison was prepared Satur
day by the county agent for distri
bution in the county. This makes a
total of 1200 pounds of the poison
mixed this season.
Hall-Miller
Miss Vera Miller daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Miller of Athena be
came the bride of Emory Hall of Ad
ams last Thursday afternoon. They
were married at Walla Walla by Jus
tice of the Peace Cecil Wilbur.
The league baseball team of Adams
and Whitman played at Adams Sun
day, afternoon and the score was 10
to 1 In favor of Adams. A big crowd
of baseball fans attended the game.
Scene of Explosion That Cost Seven Lives
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Annual Recital is Held
in the School Auditorium
by Miss Hanna's Pupils
Students of Athena branch of the
Malen Burnett School of Musis, un
der direction of Miss Edna Hanna
appeared in recital at the school eu
ditorium Thursday evening. A well
prepared program indicative of the
splendid progress made by the pupils
during the past year was well receiv
ed -by a large and appreciative au
dience. Miss Marguerite Mitciiener,
Miss Virginia Holland, talented read
ers and Miss Ruth Eichelberger, pian
ist assisted. Following is the pro
gram: Boat Song...
Pinkerton Trio
Under the Trees - Terry
Song of the Armorer. Gaynor
Sailing Frothingham
Hunting Song H. Smith
Aaron Douglas
Fly Away H. Smith
Joyce Pinkerton
Robin Singa in the Apple Tree
Newcomb
Song of the Horn Terry
Daniel Reeder
Fairy Trumpets - Kae
Grandma's Clock... ...Eae
Jewell Pinkerton
Our Indian Guide....'. Gnswold
In the Blacksmith Shop... .Voille
Howard Reeder
Duet Barcarolle Adams
Joyce and Garth Pinkerton
Dolls Housekeeping Jenkins
Woodland Echoes......... Newton
Waltz Rogers
The Swallow Dutton
Nylene Taylor
One Armed Man Maxim
Hello, Mr. Robin.... ..Rae
Tally-ho .:...Kogers
The Band Wright
Garth Pinkerton
Duet March Wright
Daniel and Howard Reeder
Readings
Discovered Dunbar
Speak Up Ike and 'Spress Yoself
Dunbar
Don't Be What You Ain't........Dunbar
t Miss Virginia Holland
Mazurka Borowski
Fred Radtke
Snow Sprites .1 Terry
Hollyhock Wright
Birds Wright
Wing Foo Burleigh
Bernice Wilson
King Thrush Beard Rae
On the Blue Lagoon Mattingly
Pussy Willow March Adams
Wood Nymphs Harp Rae
Elfin Dance Froede
Marjorie Montague
Butterfly Von Wilm
Puck Bard
Marjorie Douglas
Elfin Dance Grieg
Watchman's Song.... Grieg
At the Brook Hamer
Betty Eager
Reading
When the Fleet Goes By
Mary Lynon
Miss Mitchener
Tarantelle Heller
Kathleen Radtke
For Remebrance Adama
Emmy Thoeney
Concert Waltz Friml
Lois Johnson
Staccato Caprice Vogrlch
Revoluntionary Etude Chopin
Ruth Eichelberger
Miss Hanna has left for a visit with
here parents in Kansas, but will re
turn to resume her classes in the
fall.
Ouerul view of die wreckage raiifH-d by u myotfrKjjj u,um ilmt (Ji'iiioHMud Hie executive ollkes of tin
Yellow Taxi Cab company in New V'ork city. Seven perou were killed and forty-one Injured.
Quail Domesticated and
Joins Flock of Turkeys
An Interesting bit of bird life has
been noted recently, at the McEwen
ranch at Pine Creek.
A California quail, dressed in con
ventional gray, and adorned with top
knot in the prevailing fashion, has
joined the flock of young turkeys,
and apparently considering himself
one of the brood, dines, struts, and
slips under the wings of the mother
hen with the others.
The wee intruder has been named
Dick Turpin, and much alarm was
felt several days ago when Mr. Tui
pin dinappcared. Stray cats and
other predatory animals were caiied
to account but no trace of the lost
bird was found.
Finally when all hope had been
abandoned, Dick appealed one morn
ing proudly displaying by his side, a
mate whom he introduced as Mis.
Turpin.
The bride has taken up '.he habits
of het hunband and is now nettled
contentedly in her new home.
Will Kirk transacted busiiie;B in
I'cndkton Monday,
Slim Lindbergh Leaps
Across the Atlantic
Brave Young American Ace
Wins New York-to-Paris
Flight.
Paris. Captain Charles A. Lind
bergh, the young American aviator,
who hopiied off from New York all
alone iiu his monoplane, arrived in
Parlsj safe and sound. '
The sandy-haired son of the middle
west dropped down out of the dark
ness at Le Bourget flying field, a few
miles from Paris, only 33 & hours after
leaving Long island the first man in
history to go from New York to Paris
without "changing cars."
"It wasn't such a bad trip," he said
a,t the American embassy. "I ran into
some snow and ice in the early part;
the rest wasn't so bad. ' , '
"The biggest trouble was staying
awake. I went to sleep Beveral times,
but was lucky enough to wake myself
right away. I was afraid of the sand
man all of the time."
Computing the distance as 3800
miles; his speed averaged around 113
miles an hour. '' , ' -
A crowd of at least 25,000 surround
ed his plane, the ''Spirit of St. Louis,"
when it came to earth after Its epochal
voyage from the new world to the old.
The airman was lifted from the seat,
where for two days and a night he sat
fixed, guiding his plane over land and
sea, and for 40 minutes he was hard
ly able to talk or do anything else,
except let himself be carried along
by a mass of men made delirious with
Joy at his achievement. -
When President Doumergue pinned
on Llndberg's broast the cross the
Legion of Honor at the very spot at
Le Bourget on Which the plane drifted
to the ground Saturday night, com
pleting the epochal voyage, the presi
dent was In a real sense acting in the
name of the whole nation. It is felt
overywhere that this fine young Amer
ican has done more in a few hours to
promote genuine sympathy between
the two peoples than volumes of
speeches and reams of literature.
NEARLY 65 MILLIONS
C0STJF10NGVIEW
Longvlew, Wash. Testimony taken
hore In the ouster proceedings brought
by the state of Missouri against the
Loiig-Itcll Lumber company, at the in
stigation of F. J. Ilannlster, ex presi
dent, disclosed that the Long-Holl
Lumber company's Investment in the .
Longvlew development project totaled
about $05,947,320, although thosi
flKiircm were not entirely agreed to by
President M. B. Nelson and Long-Dell
counsel.
Of that amount $24,948,077 covered
the sawmill operations here and log
ging operations and the townsito of
Ryder, 30 miles north of here.
Attorney Roberts, representing Mr.
Banuistor, questioned Mr. Nelson on
the amount of money invested in lands
and improvements in Longvlew. It
was brought out that 16,500,000 hud
been expended in development of the
city.
WAR-TIME CLAIMS FIXED
England Owes America $1,500,000 on
Shipping Seizures.
Washington, D. C. The American
and BrltlHh governments have agreed
on a settlement of mutual claims ami
those of individual against both gov
ernments for seizure of war-time ship
ping, but terms of the settlement are
being withheld pending an arrange
ment for publication of final notes
ratifying the pact.
It is understood that balancing of
the claims has left an award of ap
proximately $1,500,000 to the United
States. The claims grew out of de
tention and search during the war of
shipping of both countries suspected
of carrying war nupplles to the enemy.
Liniitiergn erue uners or mui,f.
Paris. Captain Charles A. Lind
bergh has not accepted any of the
hundreds of offers already running
above $1,000,000 that have come to
him, and be has no intention of doing
so until after hln return to the United
States.
Flood Relief Fund Totals $13,445,206.
Washington, 1. C The national
Ited Crown flood relief fund totuled
UZMZ.i Saturday.