A BIG JOB, BUT ITS DEAD EASY It would be a big job to tell one hundred people any thing that would interest them in your goods, but its dead easy if done the right way. This paper will tell several hundred at once at nominal cost. NOT ONE DAY CAN BE FOUND in the week but that you do not need stationery of some sort or other. We furnish neat, clean printing at the very lowest rates. Fast presses, modern types, modern work, prompt delivery. ., ... Entered at the Poat Office at Athena, Oregon, as Second-Class Mail Matter 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 4 I m ie - V , 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 Iff? : jz!r r I - A y -A"-: J- ji-r?-' U J- I j, t$ Alt ll I . . - j v a ft w' v 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.