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Entered at the Post Office at Athena. Oregon, aa Second-Class Mail Matter
An Irish Free State
Official Assassinated
Kevin O'Higgins, VicerPres
. ident, Shot Down on
Way to Church.
Dublin, Ireland. Kevin O'Higgins,
known as "the strong man" of the
Irish Free State, was shot down in
the streets Sunday and killed by as
sassins. As in the case of another
"strong man," Michael Collins, his
. murderers lay in wait for him and aa
he was walking along from his home
to Black Bock,' a short distance from
Dublin, an automobile pulled up be
side him and three men pumped bul
lets Into him.
The assassins drove away and thus
Car have escaped the police.
Mr. O'Higgins usually was accom
panted by a detective, but Sunday
when starting for the Booterstown
Catholic church he' told his escort for
the first time in three years to remain
at home. He was taken entirely by
surprise when attacked. The first shot
struck him in the abdomen, but he
managed to stagger across the road,
where he collapsed. His assailants
fired five or more bullets Into his head
and body before springing into 'their
car and driving furiously away.
As he lay on the road mortally
wounded, O'Higgins, vice-president of
the Free State council, minister of
Justice and foreign affairs, gasped out,
"I forgive them all."
Ten mn, charged with conspiracy
In connection with the assassination
of Kevin O'Higgins, vice president of
the Irish Free State, were arraigned
here in police court.
No evidence was offered and all 10
men were remanded for future hearings.
The suspects arrested were alleged
to be senior officers in a republican
organization, opponents of the present
Eamonn de Valera, leader of the
opposition, in an interview severely
condemned the killing of O'Higgins,
said he was "confident no republican
organization was responsible for or
would countenance such a crime."
Washington, D. C. An increase of
1245,726,873 in the collection of Income
taxes during the last fiscal year over
the preceding 12 months was reported
by the internal revenue bureau which
showed total collections of $2,219,831,
014. A decrease of $216,031,255 was
shown in miscellaneous taxes, with
collections of $645,864,495.
Total tax collections , from , all
sources showed an increase of f 29,
695,617, reaching $2,865,695,509.
Income tax collections totaling $6,
197,769 from the state of Oregon were
reported for the fiscal year 1927, which
ended June 30.
The 1927 total represents a drop of
approximately $200,000 from the total
collections during the fiscal year 1926,
which were $6,399,176.
Income taxes from the state of
Washington, including Alaska, show
ed an increase in 1927. The total pay
ments from that revenue district were
$13,307,881 In 1927 and $12,307,536 in
1926. Miscellaneous taxes in 1927 to
taled $694,556, bringing the aggregate
collection from Washington and
Alaska during that year to $13,002,
438. - .
prltlth Insistence on Big Cruiser
Tonnage Unexplained.
Washington, D. C Increasing mys
tification over the insistent British
4mand at Geneva for a cruiser ton
nage of 600,000 as a basis for a sup
plemental naval treaty was evident
at the state department, where it was
laid that Great Britain had approved
It the Washington arms conference
five years ago a proposal to limit all
auxiliary craft to a total of 450,000
Sir Esme Howard, the British am
tuiador, Is remaining in Washington
during the critical period of the de
liberations. It was pointed out here that the
rifiaal American proposal at the
Washington conference to limit aux
iliary surface craft to a total of 450,
00 tons for Great Britain, and the
fcaltel States was accepted without
fetervatioa by Lord Balfour of- the
SUtiab filpeAlioa. --.
Two Pay Penalty on
Elk Killing Count:
Fines, Jail Sentence
East Oregonian: John Bell and S.
R. Chilson of Ukiah, arrested June 28
by W. H. Albee, game warden and
Charles Hoskins, deputy sheriff, on
a charge of killing a cow elk, plead
ed guilty in the court " of
Norborne Berkeley, justice of the
peace, who gave a sentence . of ' 30
days in jail.and a fine of $250 and
costs to Bell, and a sentence of 3C
days and $350 and costs to Chilson -.
Jr, Albee states that he first
heard of the law violation last April,
being told at that time that two men
had killed the elk in Texas Bar basin.
To keep Bell and Chilson from know
ing that he had discovered the deed,
Mr. Albee went to the Texas Bar
region at night and found the hide,
head and feet of the elk buried thete.
He brought the evidence to Pendle
ton, making the return trip at night
The two law-breakers, Mr. Albee
states, told their friends of the
killing and after some time witnesses
were found who corroborated the
game warden's suspicions. He and
Hoskins made the arrest June 28,
and brought the men to town. They
pleaded not guilty and the date of
trial was set for July 8, with bail at
$750. . The two admitted themselves
guilty of the crime. :
"Elk are on the increase and if
people will leave them unmolested, it
may be possible to have an open
season later on," says Mr. Albee.
"The game law regarding the kill
ing of elk is a very strict one. It
provides that violators be fined' not
less than $200 or more than $1,000
and sentenced to not less than 30
days nor more than one year in jail."
Seattle Stirs Row on
Portland Differential
.A movement to bring the so-called
Portland .differential grain rate case
once more before the interstate com
merce commission was started by the
Seattle port commission meetin?
with 12 leading grain shippers of
that port.
Seattle's growth as a grain ship
ping port is materially handicapped
byrailroad rates which enable ship
pers in the Columbia river basin,
south of the Snake river, to send
their product to Portland at rates 10
per cent lower than those to Seattle,
speakers said.
Other Puget sound ports will be
urged to start independent cam
Car Plunges Over
a Cliff, Killing Two
Mr. and Mrs. George Peeb
ler Victims of
. Mr. and Mrs. George Peebler, Uma
tilla county pioneers are dead as the
result of an automobile accident near
Yakima," Monday afternoon, when
their car in which they and two
grandchildren went over a cliff on
the Ellensburg canyon road. '
The accident occured when Mrs.
Peebler, alarmed at rocks rolling down
the hillside seized Mr. Peebler's arm,
causing the car to swerve from the
grade and plunge over the cliff.
Mrs. Peebler was killed instantly,
and Mr. Peebler with his head crush
ed lingered until after he was re
moved to a hospital at Yakima, when
he died. The two . granddaughters,
Sylvia and Vivian Peterson of Se
attle, were not seriously injured. Mr.
and Mrs. Peebler were accompanying
their grandchildren who had been vis
iting them in Pendleton, to their
home in Seattle, when the accident
took place. , ,
Mr. Peebler is well known in Athe
na, where he resided for a couple of
years, living in the residence now oc
cupied by Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Mc-
Pherson. His first wife died over two
years ago, and his second wife was
formerly Miss Julia A. Smith, a sis
ter of his widow. : .
Mr. Peebler was a pioneer farmer
of this county, and is survived by
two sons and two daughters, Mrs.
Ira Perkins, Mrs. Ernest French,
John Peebler, all of Pendleton, and
D. A. Peebler, of Rudyard, Montana.
While en route from Seattle to
Yakima, Mrs. Peterson, mother of
the girls, and daughter of Mrs. Peeb
ler, was seriously injured in an auto
mobile accident near the place where
the Peebler accident occurred, when
her "car was struck by another machine.
County Wheat Men
Meet Crop Specialists
and Discuss Grain
D. E. Stephens, superintendent of
the Moro experiment station, talked
to approximately 65 wheat farmers
who were present Monday at the
Grain farm on the various varieties
of wheat and the possible crosses of
any two varieties which might pro
duce a better type of wheat, says
the East Oregonian.. The different
plots of the nursery were inspected
by the farmers while Mr. Stephens
explained the salient qualities of each
variety of wheat.
Following the Inspection of wheat
at the nursery, the party went to
the place of Sam Thompson, south
of Blakeley station where two fields
were inspected as to the good deriv
ed from early or late planting. In
telling of the effects in the date of
planting . Mr. . Stephens mentioned
that in his work he had found at
Moro that wheat planted in Septem
ber was not so well as that planted
in October. A field of clover belong
ing to A. R. Coppock was also in
spected. W. A. Holt, county agent for Uma
tilla county, explained that the pur
pose of the nursery was to obtain
the best possible variety of wheat
for this part of the state. As ex
plained by Mr. Stephens, each coun
ty seems to have a particular wheat
that does better for the growers.
County Agent Holt also explained
the use of fertilizer on a small plot
of ground near the nursery to all ap
pearances had increased the yield of
the wheat on the ground where the
fertilizer had been placed.
Louisiana Letter Ac
knowledging Receipt
of W. C. T. U. Gift
Dr. Dye Visits
Dr. Royal E. Dye. a former medi
cal missionary to Bolenga. Africa.
was m the city Wednesday calling on
friends. Dr. Dye, who now make?
his home in Los Angeles, was here
with Mrs. Dye about 15 years ago in
the interest of the building of the
missionary boat Oregon, now plying
the Congo river, and his mission now
is soliciting for new and modern
equipment for the boat He lectured
in fendleton and m Milton.' Dr. and
Mrs. Dye have spent 28 years as
missionaries on the Congo.
Man, Burned, Has Chance
Frank W. Tierney. Walla Walla
automobile dealer, who was burned
about the body at his automobile
warehouse, has a fighting chance for
life, his physician stated. Tierney
said that he was pouring gasoline
from a can into the carburetor of a
gasoline engine when it back fired.
firing the gasoline. He tossed the
can away but it struck a post and
the burning gasoline was thrown up
on him.
To McNeil Island
Glen O. Rust, 32, formerly of Pen
dleton, was sentenced to serve 18
months at McNeil island for forgery.
tie was alleged to have forged the
name of Sandy Olmstead for a Uni
ted States treasury certificate t
Klamath Falls.
For Liquor Possession
On a federal charge of possessing
liquor on an Indian reservation, Lor
ain Shick of Athena, was fined $100
at Pendleton, Monday. Shick was ar
rested at Cayuse Saturday night by
Federal Officer Rogers and Deputy
Sheriff Kessler.
Hand in. Wringer
Mrs. George Payne had one of her
hands seriously injured in the wring
er, of an electric washing machine,
Monday. One of the fingers wa
badly lacerated. Dr. Sharp dressed
the injured hand. "
Harvest Wage Scale
as Adopted for County
The following wage scale was
adopted July 11th, at a meeting of
Umatilla Cbunty farmers called to
gether by the Umatilla County Farm
Bureau in connection with the annual
tour of the county Grain Nursery.
Sack sewers, 12-15 foot machines,
$5.00, 20 foot machines, $6.60; Driv
ers, 12-16 foot machines, $5.00, 20
foot machines $6.60; Header tenders,
$4.00; Separater tenders, $6.00-510.-00;
Caterpillar drivers, $6.00; Straw
haulers, $3.00; Cooks up to ten men,
$3.00; Assistant cooks, $2.00; Water
buck and roustabout, $3.00; Sack jig
16 foot machines $4.00, 20 foot ma
chines, $5.00; Bulk drivers, $3.50
$4.00;' Picking up sacks, where piling
on 40 acres, l&c; Wheat hauling, 2
trips, $4.00.
McKay Reservoir Used
Water is now being released from
the McKay reservoir for irrigation
purposes in the west end of Umatilla
county. Only the normal flow of Mc
Kay creek has been released but it is
now planned to utilize 350 acre feet
a day. Due to late rains it was not
necessary to call upon the reserve
supply until much later in the season
than had been expected.
The following letter has been re
ceived by Mrs. H. W. Cowan of the
local W. C. T. U. from an official of
the Louisiana W. C. T. U., in ac
knowledgment of receipt of the box
of clothing sent to the flood suffer
ers by the Athena society:
"The huge box of clothes came in
perfect order and we had a wonder
ful time opening them. We have dis
tributed most everything from that
box and many of our folk were made
very glad as they had lost all their
possessions. Those of you who live
in the high country can never know
what these neighbors of ours have
"The box of things for little folks
came today and we will distribute
them in the next few days. Some of
the mothers have little babies only
a few days old, . Others several
months old.
"We assure you that we are giv
ing these things to people that wc
think most need them. The local W.
C. T. U. and I as president thank
you very much for your kindness to
us at this time.
"Baton Rouge and vicinity, being
well above the flood we have had
our share of folks to take care of,
having something over 10,000 people
in the camps. Should Borne of your
members attend the World's Conp.reas
against alcohol at Winona Late in
August or the W. C. T. U. conven
tion just after, and if any of your
ladies attend we hope to meet you.
Mrs. Bun Moore who was operated
on several week ago in a hospital
at Walla Walla, has sufficiently .-e.
covered to be brought home Sunday,
where she is convalescing nicely.
Hot' School Lunch
Committees Busy
Cold Lunch Doomed to Fol
low the Wake of Tallow
The following, information in con
nection with the , work done in the
county by Miss Case, , Nutrition
specialist of O. A. C, may be of in
terest. Progressive mothers and teachers
in twelve Umatilla county school
districts au ww.k'.n'hard this sum
mer to furnish their children with a
simple hot lunch when they return
to school next fall.
The aim of these committor is t:
visit the other mothers and teachers,
present the advantage of a super
vised hot lunch for the better
growth and nutrition of the child,
collect equipment and " funds and
make plans for the simplu hot lunch
dish when days turn colder hnd the
kiddies are back at their books.
It has been definitely demonstrated
in several schools in the county that
children can get more into their
head, if there is a good meal in their
stomach. A bowl of hot soup means
a more balanced meal, better diges
tion,' slower eating, more enjoyment
of the carried lunch, better supervis
ion of manners and behavior at the
lunch hour, and less "piecing" on
sweets after school.
The hot dish is sometimes prepared
by the mothers, taking turns, and in
other schools by the older girls and
boys under the supervision of the
teacher. In larger schools, children
are often charged the cost of the hot
dish, and a good cook is paid for it's
preparation, the cost coming to about
10 cents per week per child.
Teachers report greatlv imnroved
school work after the hot lunch has
been established, also easier discipline
and many corrections of underweight
in malnourished children.
The school lunch committees were
appointed by the chairman of Nutri
tion groups, Mrs. C. A. Keller of
Hermiston, Mrs. Benjamin Stanton
of Fork Grange, Mrs. Walter Smith
of Pilot Rock. These working irrouos
were organized by County Agent
Walter A. Holt, and have been hold
ing a series of demonstrations with
Miss Lucy A. Case, Nutrition Special
ist, Extension Service, Oregon Agri
cultural College Corvallis, Oregon.
Dies Suddenly
W. C. Corbell, 65, died suddenly at
Milton-Freewater Tuesday morning
while conferring with R. E. Gleason,
manager, and others interested in the
dehydrating plant. He was seated
in a chair when he suddenly toppled
over dead.
A New Meadows
Rogers & Goodman are demonstrat
ing a Meadows washing r.'i-.chir.e
equipped with gasoline motor This
model of the Meadows is manufact
ured for use of the farmer's house
wife, and others, where electric cur
rent is not available.
Wheat Samples Well
Wheat samples from the west end
of Umatilla county indicate a good
yield. Samples from the Echo and
Lexington districts weigh 61 and 62
pounds to the bushel and harvesters
are averaging from 30 to 35 bushels
to the acre.
Traction Wreck in Which Six Were Killed
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Demand Made by
Agricultural Meeting
for Farm Relief Bill
Enactment into law of the McNary
Haugen farm relief bill at the next
session of congress is demanded in
resolutions adopted at the final ses
sion of the Northwestern Agricult
ural conference at St. Paul.
Concluding a two day conference,
representatives of farm organiza
tions in more than a dozen states in
the south and middle-west unamin-
ously approved resolutions endorsing
the bill vetoed last winter by Presi
dent Coohdge.
United States Senator Smith W.
Brookhart, of Iowa and several mem
bers of congress from Minnesota and
North Dakota wei'e among tha speak
ers at the closing session who urged
unremitting efforts to cain "full
equality for agriculture."
President Coolidge, the resolutions
declared, by vetoing the McNtvrv-
Haugen bill, had "clearly repudiated
the republican platform on which he
was elected," and his reasons for tho
veto were branded as "indefensible
and conflicting arguments."
Another resolution unanimously
adopted, on motion of Congressman
Kvale, of Minnesota, reauested the
house committee on agriculture to
meet before the regular session of
congress and have the McNary-Hau-
gen bill ready for introduction when
congress convenes.
Another Double Bill
at Standard Theatre
The Standard Theatre offers its
patrons another double bill on to
morrow evening, when Harold Lloyd
will be seen on the screen in "The
Kid Brother," his comedy scream of
the season. "The Kid Brother" is
Lloyd's second comedy productiun
made for distribution by Paramount,
and is said to easily reach the heights
he attained in "Grandma's Boy" and
"Safety Last." Also on the screen,
the usual news reel and regular com
edy number.
For its special offering, the Stand
ard will present an old-time orchetttra
playing real old-time music as it
used to be phiyed and as it should
be played. Two violins, a guitar and
banjo comprise the instrumentation
of the orchestra and its repertoire
includes all the dance tunes and bal
lads of the days "When you and I
were young, Maggie," and even back
further than that.
Saturday night's program will be
a hummer, so be in your seat prompt
ly at 7:45, when the orchestra opena
the program. Don't miss any of it.
Eeene near Da) ton, 01ii, Jifter a head-on coIlintoa betwecu twointeruruan tractioa cars In which tlx pratns
were killed and thirty were Injured.
U. of O. Orchestra
Pleases Athena People
John Robinson's University ol
Oregon Orchestra pleased a large
audience at the Standard Theatre
Sunday night, in concert. The ap
pearance of the orchestra was delay
ed owing to a motor accident at Mis
sion, while the musicians were en
route from Wallowa Lake to Athena.
Monday night the orchestra spon
sored a dance at Legion Hall which
was largely attended, and announce
ment waB made that the orchestra
would give a dance again at Legion
Hall on Monday evening July 25,
while on their return trip to Willam
ette valley.
The Standard Theatre has enKatreJ
the orchestra for a second concert on
Sunday evening, July 24. The Uni
versity of Oregon Orchestra his ten
tiveiy been engaged by a steamship
company for a trip around the world
on one of its excursion steamcr3.
Bean Crop Damaged
Weston Leader: The bean crop
of the Pea ridge region, bean grow
ing center of the Weston country,
suffered greatly from the flood. Al
bert O'Harra had 60 acres of the
legumes which were utterly wiped
out, and Herman O'Harra is bIho a
loser. Albert figures that his wheat
crop was damaged about 50 per cent
by the hail. His blacksmith shop,
chicken house and granary were
washed away and his binder torn to
pieces. Eighty acres of Herman
O'Harra's 160-atre wheat crop was
greatly damaged, and he lost 20 a;rcs
of beans all that he planted.
Goes to Yakima
Percy Wilson, v-ho has been em
ployed in state highway work in this
vicinity recently, and residue . in
Athena, has secured employment with
Washington state highway commis
sion, and has left for Yakima, where
he with his family will make his
home in the future.
Hill Lines Divulge I
Plans for Merging
Great Northern and North
ern Pacific Ask I. C. C.
to Combine Roads.
Washington, D. C Formal applica
tion was made to the interstate com
merce commission for approval ot the
project to consolidate the Northern
Pacific and Great Northern railroads.
The complete plan, which has been
drawn up and approved by stockhold
ers and officers ot the two roads,
provides for creation of a new com
panyt the Great Northern Pacific, un
der the laws ot Delaware. Under this
plan the corporation asks the com
mission to allow it to issue 4,970,976
shares of common stock, 2,479,950
shares of which would be exchanged
for the outstanding stock of the North
ern Pacific railroad and 2,490,981
shares ot which would be exchanged
for outstanding stock of the Great
Northern company.
Most of the securities ot the exist
ing companies already have been de
posited with committees In prepara
tion for the contemplated exchange.
The new Great Northern Pacific
company's plan also includes lease of
the 900 mile system of the Spokane,
Portland & Seattle railroad, which is
now owned in common by the North
ern Pacific and Great Northern.
While the definite application did
not deal with the subject, the corpora
tion also contemplates control of the
11,400 niile system of the Chicago,
Burlington & Qulncy railroad, which
Is now Jointly owned by the Great
Northern and Northern Pacific.
The new company, it the commis
sion approves the project, will own or
operate approximately 25,000 miles of
trunk line railroad and will become
by far the largest railroad system In
the United States.
Washington, D. C. The shortest
corn crop in 26 years was indicated
by the department ot agriculture in its
July crop report, which forecast a
production of 2,274,424,000 bushels.
The figure is almost half a billion
buHhels below the average production
of the last five years.
"Crop prospects as a whole are fnr
from promising," was the comment
of the crop reporting board in Its re
view of conditions.
Winter wheat made a strong re
covery from the low condition of a
month ago, and the present indicated
production, 679,416,000 buHhela, Is 2,
000,000 buHhels more than forecimt
tlit'ii. The principal Increases were In
Kaunas and Nebraska.
The indicated production of spring
wheat, 274,218,000 buHhels, was record
ed as about 70,000,000 bushels nmro
than liiHt year's crop, and 22,0'0,(m)()
bushels more than the average of the
hint five years.
This year's indicated total wheat
crop was placed at 853,634,000 bushel,
or about 22,000,000 bushels more tlmn
produced last year. .
Stocks of wheat on. farms on July
1 were relatively low, btlug 27,3.i!),
000 buHhels, compared with the livu
year average of 29,913,000 bushels.
Official Count Shows 419 Americans
Now In Menaced City.
Pekln, Jnpanoso marines, number
ing 7C0, are patroling Tslngtao, Shan
tung province, replacing the soldiers
who have been sent westward along
the railway in readiness for emer
gencies. It is reported that a Japan
ese cruiser has left Shanghai for
Tslngtno tarrying 450 additional mar
ines. The Japanese war craft at Tain
tao are two cruisers and two gun
boats. TsliiKtao and Tahian are quiet and
there lx no Immediate threat of dis
order or occupation by the southern
(nationalist) forces.
An official count on June 19 show
ed there was 419 Americans In Talng
tao, the majority of them refugee mis
sionaries from Iniirlor posts or sum
mer sojourners.
Ban Johnson Resigns from Leaoue.
New York. linn Johnson has resign
ed as president of the American