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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 10, 1927
Land In Germany
Aviator in Bellanca Plane
Breaks All Non-Stop
Berlin. For the second time in lit
tle more than a fortnight an American
airplane has spanned the vast Atlantic
and. landed safely on the European
The non-stop flight of the Bellanca
monoplane Columbia piloted by Clar
ence D. Chamberlin with Charles A.
Levine as his companion, ended at
Eisleben, Saxony, 110 miles southwest
of Berlin, at 5 oclock Monday morn
ing (midnight New York daylight sav
ing time),, when the fuel supply was
Taking to the air again, the fliers
made a brave attempt to reach Berlin,
but apparently lost their way in the
cloud banks . and adverse winds en
countered during the . morning, and
came down at last in a marshy field
at the village of Klinge, near Kottbus,
Brandenburg, 70 miles southeast of
the capital.. : 1.
In alighting, the propeller hit the
ground, the wheels of the Columbia
settled into the marshy', ground and
further progress was impossible. The
plane had traveled 120 miles from
Eisleben and, if headed in the right
direction, would have landed at Berlin.
Clarence Chamberlin - and Charles
Levine, trans-Atlantic flyers, brought
their monoplane Columbia down on
Tempelhofer field at 6:51 o'clock Tues
day afternoon, completing their inter
rupted flight from : Roosevelt t field,
They flew from Kottbus, Branden
burg province, 70 miles southeast of
the capital. . "r , ,
The trans-Atlantic monoplane , was
accompanied by an escort of 14 Luft
hansa airplanes, which had started
with it from Kottbus. ' They flew over
Berlin in squadron formation.
Chamberlin and his escort gave the
people of Berlin a real show in appre
ciation of their long wait to welcome
The squadron flew over Unter den
Linden and then -over the palace of
the former kaiser.
The thousands assembled at Tern
pelhof air field cheered wildly and be
came to enthusiastic that police rein
forcements were summoned.
United States Ambassador Jacob
Gould Schurman was among the first
to reach the monoplane.
St. Paul, Minn. The board of di
rectors at a meeting here approved
plans of the Great Northern railroad
to complete work already started on
the Bend, Or., to Klamath Falls, Or.,
extension of the Oregon Trunk line.
The Northern Pacific, joint owners
with the Great Northern of the Ore
gon Trunk line, declined to participate
in the project at a meeting of direc
tors in New York.
Lease of the Great Northern to a
proposed unified company to be
formed in event of consolidation with
the Northern Pacific, was approved
by the directors.
It was indicated at the meeting that
both the Great Northern and Northern
Pacific would approve formally of the
proposed unification plan.
The approval of the plan by the
Great Northern board was the first
action taken concerning the plan of
leasing the two roads to a proposed
unified company, by either the Great
Northern or Northern Pacific.
IDAHO BANK ROBBED
Two Cashiers and a Minister Are
Locked in Vault,
Rathdrum, Idaho. Between $8,000
and $10,000 was obtained, according to
estimates of bank officials, by two un
masked robbers, who committed a
daylight holdup of the Rathdrum State
bank here, and escaped with a confed
erate in an automobile.
The men entered the bank and lock
ed H. E. Finch and Miss K. H. Eplin,
assistant cashiers. In a vault. Rev.
C. F. Madsen entered during the rob
bery and he too was locked up.
Scooping up all the money in sight,
the pair fled in an automobile bear
ing the license number of a Pomeroy,
Wash., resident. Presumably the car
had been stolen.
All Indian Post and
Many Drum Corps at
La Grande, Oregon, Special. The
American Legion Convention to be
held in La Grande on July 21-22-23
will be the first convention to have"
as its guest a Legion post made up
entirely of Indian , members. Thi3
post is the one recently organized on
the Umatilla Reservation. Its mem
bership consists of twenty red men
and they hope to increase the num
ber before the convention dates. The
Indian legionaires have promised to
attend the convention and appear in
full Indian regalia and to show the
other posts how to put on a real
stunt at a convention.
Dayton, Washington, has been chos
en as the post from the neighboring
state to represent the American Le
gion. They will send a 36-piece drum
corps which is the pride of the Wash
ington department. Spokane has in
dicated they will probably, send a
twenty-five piece crops to La Grande.
Weiser, Idaho, is sending a corps
to represent the Idaho department
and indications are that the Oregon
department will have at "least 14
corps and musical organizztions and
La Grande is expecting a most quiet
three days for the convention? With
representatives from the Washington
and Idaho departments in large num
bers the convention in La Grande is
beginning to look like a northwest in
stead of an Oregon convention. The
boys in La Grande say let 'em come,
the more the merrier,
r Besides, all the male members of
the Legion, the Auxiliary will be
represented by several hundred mem
bers.' Drill teams and quartettes are
their strongholds and there Swill be
many at the Convention. , ;.
Weston Community Hall
Financed by Citizens
Weston. Leader: The campaign to
fund the debt of Memoral hall has
been completed by the commercial
club committee ' appointed .""for the
purpose, Messrs. Avery, Banister and
The sum of $1550 was raised by
subscriptions of not less than $50
and the indebtedness long due the
local bank has been paid with the ex
ception of a small balance on the pi
ano which will be taken care of out
of proceeds. "All legal details were
looked after by Attorney Avery and
the title to the hall property cleared.
The title is vested in The Farmers
Bank of Weston as trustee for the
31 subscribers, who are owners of
equal shares in the hall property.
They retain the hall at the end of
five years if the $1550 subscription
is not repaid to them. If it is, the
hall reverts to the Weston commun
ity. Sole management and control are
vested in the following board elected
by the subscribers: Dr. McKinney,
chairman; Charles Pinkerton, secre
tary; S. A. Barnes, director of pic
ture programs, and treasurer; James
King, property custodian.
Monthly Report Issued
By the County Nurse
Two hundred twenty-six visits were
made in May in the interest of Pub
lic Health woik. Forty-two cases
were on active file during the month.
Ten cases were dismissed during the
month. Of the ten cases dismissed
two left the county, two were taken
to the Doernbecher Hospital in Port
land, two were taken to other hos
pitals, one patient was admitted to
the State Tubersulosis hospital at
Salem, and three were dismissed to
home care. Office hours kept, fifty
five, total number of hours on duty,
two hundred sixty, phone calls one
hundred eighty-seven and letteis
Six school children were taken to
physicians, corrections made, dental
and surgical -five. Five clinics ,were
held; total attendance, fifty-eight.
Of these fifty-eight children, the
physicians and dentists pronounced
nine free from defects.
Miss Margaret Gillis, Demonstra
tion Nurse of the Oregon Tuberculos
is Association, spent two days in
the county visiting the office and
friends. Miss Gillis had charge of
the work here during the months of
May, June and July last year.
Mignonette Rebekah lodge will
meet Tuesday June 14. All members
are requested to be present. Mrs.
Bert Logsdon who attended the state
convention at Astoria will give a report.
Athena People On
Umatilla County Pioneers
Holding 35th Annual
Today and tomorrow the 35th an
nual reunion of Umatilla county pio
neers will be held at Weston. ' For
weeks the committees have been mak
ing arrangements to entertain the
crowds expected to attend the yearly
A number of Athena peoplo have
numbers on the program, principally
on the program for tomorrow after
noon. Those who will participate ars:
Aaron Douglas, Danny Reeder, Ar
lene Foster and Fern Carsten, in the
skit "Bashful Reuben," Friday after
noon; Athena Etude club, chorus;
Edwin McEwen, the Charleston;
Ralph McEwen, Jr., reading; Mrs.
David Stone, vocal solo; Mrs. R ' B.
McEwen and Miss Ruth Proebstel,
duet, tomorrow afternoon.
There will be concerts each even
ing at the pavilion. This afternoon
the Milton-Freewater baseball team
will play the Weston team, and to
morrow afternoon Adams will be op
ponents of Weston.
The Program '
Friday, June 10, 10 a. m.
Music .....Payant's Orchestra
Invocation ....Rev. William Harrah
Saxaphone Solo.. ....Clifton Kirk
Greeting ...Mayor W. H. McKinney
Response..;.President Sim J. Culley
Vocal Solo ..Zada Snider
Reading Billy Ashworth
Vocal Solo... Gene Toner
Music . Orchestra
Address ......:...Georgc B. Marquis
, ..of Whitman College
1:30 p. m.
Music ... Orchestra
Selection.. , Weston Quartette
Anna Compton Winn, Josephine
Goodwin," Will Steen, Clark Wood
Reading Geneva Luaa
Vocal Solo..... ..; ...Gene Toner
Dance Dava Rose
Vocal Solo Russell Stewart
Skit . "Bashful Reuben"
Aaron Douglas, Danny Reeder,
Arlene Foster, Fern Carsten
Vocal Solo Anna Compto.i Winn
Negro Song and Clog La Verne
...Mansfield, Eleanor McEwen
Yodeling Marvin Roy
Reading ...Margaret Calder
Pioneer Tunes by Old-Time Fiddlers
of Prescott, Washington
Saturday, June 11, 10 a. m.
Music... Payant's Orchestra
Invocation Rev. J.'E. Walbeck
Song...;i Peyton Winn
Reading.: Joan Banister
Dance... Delores Kellough
Vocal Solo .....Russell Stewart
Dance Dave Rose
Reading Margaret Calder
Selection Weston Quartette
Address Rev. George G. Bruce
". of Pendleton
. 1:30 p. m.
Election of Association Officers
Chorus.. ........Etude Club of Athena
The Charleston.. ....Edwin McEwen
Pretty Miss Elga Daniels, eighteen,
youngest daughter of a tenant farm,
er's family of seven, who has been
crowned queen of Texas after produc
ing two and a half bales of the staple
on an acre of ground.
Vocal Solo....... Bernice Blomgren
Reading Ralph McEwen, Jr.
Vocal Solo :..:.........Joseph N. Scott
Reading Lovell Gemmell
Vocal Solo Mrs. David T. Stone
Reading Billy Ashworth
Vocal Solo Anna Compton Winn
Indian Dance....Chief and Mrs. Tall
Pine, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Bushee
Vocal Duet Miss Ruth Proebstel
,...and Mrs. R. B. McEwen
Violin Solo Curtis Shellenherger
Old-Time Ballads Reed Strong
3:00 p. m. and 7:45 p. m., daily,
Motion pictures at Memorial Hall.
3:00 p. m. Baseball, Milton-Freewater
vs. Weston. Saturday Adams
6:30 p. m. Free concert at pa
vilion, Payant's Orchestra.
9:00 p. m. Dancing at Gymnasium
Hall. - '
Thorn Hollow Grade
Now Being Traveled
Travel is now going over the
newly completed portion of the Thorn
Hollow grade. A temporary bridge
the new crossing and it will be used
has been placed across the river at
during the removal of the steel
bridge from its present site.
The part of the grade recently
finished, intersects the grade com
pleted last year, where it connected
with old road down in the hollow. A
steam shovel was used at that point
to move earth and rock in the con
struction of a high embankment
crossing the hollow from the west to
the east side.
Mixture and Smut
Grade Wheat Down
Soft Varieties More in Need
of Certification Than
Robert Ankeny Passes
Robert Ankeny, 43, died Tuesday
afternoon at a Walla Walla hospital
after an illness of several weeks. He
was a son of the late Senator and
Mrs. Levi Ankeny and was a native
of Walla Walla. He lived for a time
on his ranch at Rickreall, Oregon,
and went into the United States navy
from there, serving through the
world war. He returned to Walla
Walla after the war. He leaves two
children, Helen and Lewis.
A study of wheat inspection from
July 1 to December 1, 1926, by Pro
fessor Hyslop of O. A. C. shows that
of the wheat received in Portland
68.6 per cent was received in sacks
and 31.4 per cent in bulk. Only a
total of 30.1 rer cent graded No. 1;
51.6 per can f r. 'cd No. 2 and 15.3
per cent graded No. 3.
Figures are not available showing
the amount that was graded into No.
2 or No. 3 because of mixture.
Of the mixed wheat, the largest
percentages were found in soft white,
Western white, hard white and West
ern Red, the bulk of the mixed wheat
being found in these classes or sub
classes. It appears that of the kinds of
wheat produced in Oregon that soft
white, hard white and white club con
tained a greater percentage of mix
ture than most of the other varieties.
It is probable that most certification
work needs to be done in those
classes than in the hard red winter
class or turkey red.
The mixture seems to be particular
ly apparent in the hard white and
soft white, with white club in a some
what better position..
It is an important and serious fact
that 41.5 per cent of the wheat re
ceived at Portland and inspected by
the state grain inspection department
contained smut dockage varying from
Ml to over 3 per cent. Of the West
ern red, a good share of which comes
from the Palouse country and prac
tically none of which is produced in
Oregon, 2,219,321 bushels' out of a
total of 2,662,420 bushels contained
smut. It would appear that careful
attention to treatment of the seed to
insure thorough covering" with " the
dust treatment and careful attention
as to planting time to avoid serious
soil infection will be helpful in reduc
ing this smut loss.
In order that proper arrangements
may .be made to take care of the
work it is suggested that persons
having grain fields of goodquality
and high yield for crop certification
for seed purposes should file a re
quest for inspection with the County
Agent at Pendleton. There is no
charge for this service and in yearn
past it has meant much in maintain
ing the standing of Umatiila Cdunly
wheat. Any fields for which applica
tion is received will be given the nec
County Library Books
Filene A Merchant's Horizon;
Kennard Merchandise Manuals, 8
volumes; Parker Working with the
Working Woman; Lauck Political
and Industrial Democracy; Gras In
troduction to Economic History; Rie
gel Story of the Western Railroads;
Fisher Prohibition at its Worst;
Brunner Tracks and Tracking;
Brimmer Camps, Log Cabins, Lodges
and Club Houses; White Modern Pi
ano Tuning and Allied Arts; Bowles
Handmade Rugs; Braymer and Roe
Rewinding Small Motors.
Paris Police Guarding Lindbergh's Plane
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Police at the I.e Pturget flying field, Paris, gtiiiniinjj 'tipt. Clmries A. Lindbergh's plane from relic wkern Imme
diately after he landed at the end of his nonstop flight from New York. This photograph was sent by airplane
from Paris to London and cabled thence to New York.
New Automobile Code .
In Washington State
; The new-automobile traffic law of
the state of Washington, adopted at
the last session of ,, the legislature,
became effective yesterday. Pattern
ed somewhat along the lines of the
proposed national traffic code, the
new - law contains ' provisions that
owners and drivers of motor vehicles
will find it important to learn. ,
; One chapter of the . new code au
thorizes county commissioners and
city ; councils to designate certain
highways and Btreets as arterial
highways, : and makes it a mis
demeanor for a driver to enter them
without fii'st coming to a full stop.
AJthough the maximum speed on
highways . is raised from 30 to 40
miles and hour, the law does not
give unlimited freedom for driving
at the higher rate. It fixes certain
conditions, relating to the weight
and character of the car, the state
of the roadway and the weather,
lack of curves, clear view ahead for
several hundred feet, and the amount
of passing traffic in both directions,
all of which must be considered by
the driver who would accelerate his
The 40-mile speed allowance is, in
fact a limitation. The law says that
speed in excess of 40 miles shall be
construed as reckless driving, but
also that running at 40 miles, under
certain conditions, will be similarly
Noted Killer Dies
in Oregon Prison
A Salem special to the Oreconian
reports the death of Dave Smith, who
with James Ogle and Walter Banister
shot and killed George Perincrer and
J. N. Burgess of Pendleton in the
Claremont tavern, near Portland, in
November, 1919 at the Oregon state
penitentiary Monday. He had been
ill for several days.
All three of the men were sent
enced to life terms and were receiv
ed at the prison shortly after the
crime was committed. Ogle later
was killed by John Davison, a guard
at the penitentiary. Bannister is
still in the institution.
A year after Ogle was received at
the prison he confessed to the of
ficials that he fired the shots that
killed Peringer and Burgees Offi
cials previously had expressed the
opmon that Smith was the ncttial
murderer of the Pendleton men.
, Smith's body is being held pending
receipt of word from relatives who
live in New York City.
Athena Boy Making
Good in Washington
A friend is in receipt of a letter
from Benny Gross, former Athpnn
boy .and graduate of Athena high
school and Oregon Agricultural col
lege, and who for a time occupied a
position as draftsman for a Portland
concern. , " ,
Benny is now at Washington, D.
C, where he is in the employ of the
government in the capacity of cata
pault engineer. He writes that his
job is that of designing catapaults
which shoot the airplanes off the
deck of battleships. He says that
the catapault now being installed on
battleships, is one that he had a lot
to do with and for which he mado
all the drawings.
, Benny and his family reside on a
two-acre tract on the Virginia side
of Potomac river, and later contem
plates selling a portion of their hold
ings off in building lots.
Blows Out Eyes With Gun
Clifford Hall, four, of Bovill,
Idaho, blew out both his eyes
when a shotgun with which
he and his three year old cousin were
playing was discharged, The lad
v,as taken to a Spokane hospital. It
was believed his brain was not af
fected, though the eyes were forced
from their sockets and the bridge of
the boy s nose was blown away. He
To Welcome Lindbergh '
Lieutenant Oakley Kelley, who,
with Lieutenant McCready, piloted
the first transcontincntial non-stop
flight, left Tearson field, Vancouver,
Washington, Tuesday on his hop to
Washington, D. C, to assist in re
ceiving Lindbergh when he arrives
on his home-coming trip. Oakley's
flight from Vancouver, will be his
19th across the continent. On one
of the trips, he was accompanied bv
the venerable pioneer, Ezra Meeker.
Lindbergh To Get
National Capital Plans Big
Reception for Famous
Washington, D. C Rested by a long
sea voyage on the cruiser Memphis,
fetter his strenuous two weeks in Eu
rope. Captain Charles A. Lindbergh
will find upon his arrival here at noon
next Saturday a fast-moving program
in connection with his official wel
come by President Coolldge on behalf
of the American people.
There will be the reception of the
hero of the New York-to-Paris flight
at the president's wharf at the navy
yard, a long automobile ride over
Pennsylvania avenue, part of it with
a long military escort, the president's
welcome at the ' Washington monu
ment grounds, his decoration with the
distinguished flying cross, another
motor ride to the temporary White .
House, a cabinet dinner, a visit to tha
Minnesota society reception at tha
Willard hotel and finally entertain''
ment by the National Press club.
On Sunday Lindbergh will slip back
into his role of private citizen and
will find time to be with his mother,
Mrs. Charles L. Lindbergh, his inspir
ation and encouragement in his great
of the president and Mrs. Coolidge at
the temporary White House during
her stay In Washington.
Army airmen who have distinguish
ed themselves during war and peace
nave oeen mvitea by secretary Davis
to participate in the reception to be
given here next Saturday in honor
of Captain Charles A. Lindbergh. .
ALIEN WOMEN IN
PEKING NOW UNSAFE
Pek'lng-AII British residents of
Peking who live outside the legation
quarter of the city are "strongly ad
vised" to send the women and children
of their households out of the city.
This warning is contained in a circu
lar sent out by the British legation,
which also advises all British males
living outside the legation quarter to
prepare to withdraw into it at a mo
This part of the previously an
nounced schedule of evacuation cor
responds with the announcement of
the arrival of the Nationalist forces
at the Lung-Hal railway.
Some British women and children
are leaving the city and the British
subjects remaining behind are prepar
ing to enter the legation when sum
moned. Many of them are sending
their valuables to the legation quarter
or to Tientsin, where the British au
thorities are arranging storage for
COOLIDGE VIEWS FLEETS
Naval Pageant Staged at Gateway to
Norfolk, Va. President Coolldge, as
coniniander-in-chlef, reviewed the na
tion's sea armada, tha combined At
lantic and Pacific fleets, from tha
bridge of the Mayflower, when ho
watched the guardians of the coun
try's far flung coast line steam slowly
past hira down the Chesapeake bay to
the sea, their heavy guns rolling out
a continual thunderous boom of salute.
It was the most elaborate review In
the country's history. By ones and
twos for some of the smaller craft
went by In couples they paraded
past, 18 of them, flugs flying, bands
playing, officers and crew in resplen
dent dress uniforms, standing proudly
at attention as they passed their com-mancler-lii-eliWif.
For more than two hours they
passed battleships, destroyers, sub
marines, aircraft carriers, auxiliary
vessels, all the units of modern sea
Big Nugget Found Near Helena.
Helena, Mont, A gold nugget
weighing 57 ounces, valued at $1026,
wus taken out at the head of Nevada
creek near Stemple by Fred Mead,
veteran prospector and Arthur Woods,
Three Power Naval Parley Called.
Washlnuton, I). C. The three-power
naval limitations conference called by
President Coolldge will convene in
fieneva on June 20, Secretary Kellogg
informed the KrlUxli and Japanese am
bassadors. . .