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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 29, 1927
Federal Aid Assured
For Repair of Dikes
. . ."
Coolidge Approves Part of
Hoover's Plans for
; Rapid City, S. D. The federal treas
ury will be opened by President Cool
idge for funds to repair tbe broken
dikes of . the Mississippi river, but be
has readied no decfslonon another
recommendation of Secretary Hoover,
to have the government help meet in
terest and amortization charges on
levee bonds in the devastated area.
Immediate federal aid in Misslssipi
river flood relief was urged upon
President Coolidge by Secretary
Hoover, who has supervised rescue
and rehabilitation work in the devas
Hoover told the president that state
legislatures are unable to raise suf
ficient funds to carry on the imper
ative work of closing .the levees.
Furthermore, he said, local communi
ties cannot meet the burden of taxes
falling due on the levee bonds, be
cause it has been possible only to re
plant about 2,000,000 ot the 3,000,
600 acres covered by the flood to
crops this year.
Senator Smoot, republican, Utah,
chairman of the senate finance com
mittee, who was a guest at the sum
mer White House, reiterated his be
lief that a special session would be
It was stated at the executive office
that the president has reached no
conclusion on the question of conven
ing congress in special . session a
month or six weeks ahead of the
regular meeting in December to con
sider flood relief and control "meas
ures. . '-'v
SPENCER WILL HEAD
WASHINGTON STATE U.
Seattle, Wash. The election of M.
Lyle Spencer as president of the Uni
versity of Washington was announced
by Dr. A. H. B. Jordan, president of
the board of regents.
Spencer succeeds Dr. Henry Suz
ballo,. who was removed from office
late last year by Governor. Roland H.
In announcing tbe selection pt Dr.
Spencer, the regents said that his
salary would be $12,000 a year. Dr.
Suzzallo received $18,000."
Spencer was educated in Kentucky,
and worked on Wisconsin newspapers.
He came to Seattle in 1919 to become
director of the Journalism school.
Upon leaving the University in May
ot last year Dr. Spencer devoted his
time to literary work and to- bis duties
as vice-president of the Seattle cham
ber of commerce. He retired from
the latter position last fall.
The new president, who is 46 years
Old, was born in Batesville, Miss. He
obtained academic degrees from
Northwestern university, the Univer
sity of Chicago and Kentucky Wes
I). S. RELINQUISHES AIR MAI!
Western Routs Passes to Boeing Air
i plane Company.
I Washington, D. C The postoffici
department's notable contribution tt
flying, the western half of the trans
continental air mail from Chicago t
Ban Francisco, over which pilots dailj
fly over the Rocky mountains, hat
been turned over to private operation
after nearly, seven years of govern
inent service. "
j The relinquishment of the service tt
the Boeing Airplane company of Se
attle, Wash., June 30, marked tbe first
Step in tbe consummation of the de
partment'i plan to place its transcou
tinental air mail in the bands of prl
Tate commercial aviation companies
,The eastern division of the air mar
from Chicago to New York will be
'turned over to the National Air Trans
port, Inc.. of Chicago on July 31.
The Boeing company is operating
fleet pt 21 planes of its own make, suf
jflcle&t to transport two pasaengert
;nd the mail cargo.
I Oregon's Oldest. Lawmaker Dies.
Salem. -Cr. Alex M. Lafollelt. ua
tll the last general election the oldest
Lember of the Oregon legislature both
Tith relation to age and length of
lervice, died at his home here Mon
day. Ke was 83 years of age and
tad beea in ill health for several
Carl Sheard's Sedan
Used by Joyriders
Marion Harrington, harvest field
worker, is in jail at Pendleton, fac
ing the Charge of taking; and using
an automobile without the consent of
the owner. '
It is alleged that Harrington took
the Sheard car Saturday night from
its garage ' and went spinning on a
joy ride. The car, a Buick sedan was
found Sunday morning ditched on
the road leading west from Athena,
with the generator damaged.
It is said that three others went
wtjU pdti after, he
had procure!" the car, but officers do
not connect them with the act of talc
ing the machine from the garage.
A package of laundry found in the
deserted car gave the officers a clue,
which followed up led to the arrest
of Harrington by the sheriffs office,
at Reith, and the charge against, him
was filed in the justice court at
Ship 207 Cars of Onions
To Make Record
The Walla Walla Union reports
that two hundred and seven cars of
onions, or approximately 90 per cent
of all those shipped from Walla Wal
la, were sent out with U. S. certifi
cates last week according to figure?
given out by Wayne B. Garrett, dis
trict horticultural inspector. This
was an average of 34 Vi cars a day
for each of the six days of last week.
The best previous record for any
one day was 28 cars in the season
of 1926. Mr. Garrett stated that
"shippers, are becoming convinced
rapidly that the safest and cheapest
way to ship enions is with the. fed?
eral certificate," : , . .
Shipment for test week were, as
Monday, 27 cars; Tuesday, 4ff cars;
Wednesday, 33 cars Thursday, 37
cars; Friday, 34 cars; Saturday, 36
cars; total for the week, 207 cars.
Zerba to Waitsburg
A change affecting the accountants
of the Preston-Shaffer Milling com
pany takes ISrnest Zerba head book
keeper in the Athepa mil to. Vaits
burg, where he-is advanpeda posU
tion that gives him supervision of
the entire accounting system of the
company. Mr.- Zeiba's place vacated
at the Athena mill, is taken by Fred
Kershaw, who had recently re-entered
the employ of the company, and
Clarence Zerba, another old-time em
ploye returns to take the place of
Victor Hirsch, who has been trans
ferred o the milj at Freewater. Mr.
and MfS. Zerbg will leave at once to
make their home in Waitsburg;.
Horace Stillman Passes
Horace J. Stillman, well known in
Athena, was found dead in his auto
mobile at Pendleton, Thursday of last
week. He had been attending an ex
hibition shoot and after the exhibi
tion was oyer got into his car. Two
hours afterward, his car feeing no
ticed on the ghooting field, investiga
tion reyeaied him dead at the wheel.
Neuralgia of the "peart was the
cause of death. Mr. Stillman will he
remembered as one of the leading
sportsmen of the county of the old
school. , -
Delegate io Paris
C. L. McFadden of Athena
Weston Post, Honored
at La Grande.
C. L. McFadden, commander of
Athena-Weston , American Legion
Post, who with Mrs. McFadden and
his father-in-law, John Banister, has
f BeeTV lnaklhg preparations to'aUend
the National convention of the Legion
at Paris in September, was signally
honored at the state convention, held
in La Grande last week, when he was
elected as one of the delegates to
Paris to represent District No. 2.
The 1928 American Legion state
convention was awarded to Portland
Oregon, and George E. Love of Eu
gene was unanimously elected depart
ment commander of Oregon in the
closing session of the convention at
La Grande, V
Other legion officers elected were:
Vice-commander, Earl McSheary,
McMinnville; finance officer, Thomas
Stokin, Portland; chaplain, Dr.
Schuyler Partt, Hood River; national
executive committeeman for two
years. Vie Mckenzie, Saleini
New legion auxiliary officers fqr
the coming year are: Department
president, Mrs. Rase Wilcox, Ante
lope; secretary t Mrs. Mabel Mcln
turff, Marshfield (re-elected); vice
president, Mrs. Jessie Kelly, Baker;
historian, Mrs. Cleland, Saicm; dis
trict committee women, Mrs. Verona
Nelson, Newberg; Mm. VeV Sheas-;
ley, Hermistqn? pp4 Mrs. Ne Goats',
Legion delegates to Pgris divided
by districtSi "follow: No. 1, lien S.
Dorris, Eugene; Weir McDonald,
Medfprd; A, W. Heider, Sheridan!
Soren Sorensqn, Amity; Neif Mofitt,
Astoria. No. 2, C. L. McFadden,
Athena; E. W. Snell, Arlington;
Charles E. Pijlman, Burns; Ray W.
Johnson, Wallowa. No. 3, Jerry Ow
en, Claude Bristol and Joseph Debo
est, all of Portland. '
Attendance at the mammoth pgr
ade included nearly 5000 out of town
visJtqrs and delegates. Nearly towns
and cities added to the nearly 30QQ
The parade, featuring drum corps,
floats, etc., was declared the great
est in Oregon Legion history.
The final entertainment features
Saturday night were the public wed
ding of Albert Lamb and Blanche
Riece, both of La Grande. A pyro:
technic drama, ''Memories, of the Cf
Oregon Trail," and dancing. And on
every hand joyous legionnaires de
clared the' "Battle of '27" was the
The drum corps contest was won
by Salem, with Bend second and
Portland third. Other corps parficir
pating were those of Eugene, Hqq(j
River, Cottage Grove, Medfqrfj, Cqo
bay, Pendleton and McMinnville,
ranking in order. H. M. Elder of
Bend won the prize as the best drunu
Election Costs $15,000
A special election to fill the vac
cancy in congress caused by the
death of Maurice Crumpacker would
exhaust Multnomah county's emer
gency fund and throw it in th? red.
County Auditor Sweeney announced
yesterday. The approximate cost of
tne election wilj be $45,000, while but
(9503.33 remains in the emergency
fund to cover unexpected expenses
until January 1, J928.
Berry Pickers Meet
Mr. and Mrs. T. f. Turner and Mrs.
Eula Gillett and son Elton of ' Half
way, picked huckleberries on Bould
er creek near Cornucopia. They en
countered bears in the huckleberry
patch and a deer near by. No alarm
was felt as the bear and the party
were on a similar mission and thera
was plenty of berries for aJL
The Hot Wave
Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Athena sweltered in the hot wave
which hovered over the Pacific North
west Thermometer readings ranged
from S4 to 3 in the shade. The hot
weather came at an opportune time
to. ripen the grain for harvest.
Mis Arlene Myrick who spent a
couple of week's with her aunt Mrs.
Dora Anderson near Helix, returned
MRS. M. A. WATERHOUSE
Bjjcks Pefeat Bend.
Pendleton Buckaroos. winners of
the Blie Mountain league hase ball
pennant, defeated Bend, of the Mid
Columbia league, 6-5. The game was
played at Bend Saturday afternoon.
Hatrop and Belles pitched fqr Pen?
Mrs. Mary A. Waterhouse, one nun
dred two years old, is the pldast wom
an In the state of Mainq and one ct
the pldest (n the and, $h ia very
active, keen-witted, does chores about
the house and ether things to show
she Is far from being "old." She was
born in Saco, Maine, April 10, 182S,
and is now living with her adopted
son and his family at Scarborough.
That town gave her one hundred dol
lars in gold on her. one hundredth
birthday. . -
Mrs. Margaret Winship
Dies at Salem Home
After a Long Illness
Mrs. Margaret Winship, wife of
Williani Winship, fornier resident of
Athepa, died Friday at her home in
Salem, after, an illness which, extend--ed
over a perigd gf several years,
. Mrs, Winship was born pear Wal
la Wallai the daughter of- the late
Mr. and Mrs. John Martin, pioneers
of the Walla Walla valley. She was
married to William Winship while
residing in this city, and several
years ago moved to Salem to live.
She is survived by her husband,
three daughters and two step-.sqns.
The daughters are Mrs. p. B. Jaiv
man aid Mr. Paul Clayton ef
Salem, Oregqn; Mis,s Audrey
Winship of Salem. 'Ihe sjteprsons are
Dick. Winship of Sa.lem and George
Winship of Union.
The funeral servi.es were held at
Salem Monday. Mrs. Gholson of this
city, sister of Mr. Winship, and Mrs.
Sam Haworth of Pendleton, sister of
Mrs. Winship, left for Salem Satur
Collided Without Damage
A big blue sedan came shooting
through the intersection at Third
and Main, shortly after noon Wed
nesday and bumped a Ford coming
down Main. Effective brakes, on the
sedan g,aved, disaster to the Fqrd, and
probable injury o the. tyq tMrists
man and wife. Speed was the cause of
the near wreck, but fortunately neith
er machine was damaged. The Ford
proceeded on its way toward Pendle
ton and the sedan, in which four
wqmen were fiding went WaS WaJ-laward.
Killed a Rattler
Ralph McEwen killed an immense
rattlesnake on Pine Creek Saturday
night. The reptile was about five
feet Jong, as large around as a man's
wrist, and had eleven rattles and a
Present Wheat Crop
Light Soil Produces Well
. 50-Bushel Yields
Harvest is far enough along to
show that one of the biggest yields
of wheat ever produced in this dis
trict is to be recorded in Oregon's
1927 crop statistics. .
The farms in the light soil districts
are producing around 30 bushels per
acre, and the-grain is testing well,
showing it to be of good quality.
The season was propitious in almost
perfect conditions for crop-growing
on light soil. Early seeding last fall,
with ample winter, spfing and early
summer moisture and prevalence of
cool weather, permitted the grain to
grow and mature without hindrance.
On the heavy soil farms of the
Athena-Adams-Weston districts the
yield of Federation is eclipsing that
of last season, and the quality as a
rule tests satisfactorily. Thove is a
marked absence of smut in the wheat
From reports received, the wheat
around Athena in the main, appears
to be averaging better than 45 bush
els per acre, with frequent reports of
fields going 50 bushels and better.
One of the latter is the Me. Arthur
place just southwest of town, farm
ed by Jese Myrigk, where 58 bush
els is reported.
Jesse Myrick finished harvesting
his crop on the MeArthur place
south of town Sunday, and realized
an excellent yield, his grain making
an average of a little better than fifty
eight bushels to the acre. He has
moved his threshing outfit to Myrick
Some wheat has been sold in the
local market, but the amount in no
way compares with sales reported in
other places in the county. This is
perhaps due to the fact that Athe.
na harvest is but well under way, and
farniers are giving strict attention io
garnering their crops. -
Tucker Brothers of Weston, who
purchased an International harvester
from Rogers & Goodman in Athena,
are harvesting the Henry Keen flop,
west of town. The crew take their
meals at Kilgore's Cafe, using nutq
mobile transportation, between jown
Ejvery piachlne in the district is at
Work, with harvest hands plentiful,
end ideal weather conditions.
The hot weather during the fore
part of the week was hard on stoek.
However, care was exereiBed by ma
chine drivers, and but lile serious
injqry to horses and mules resulted
from the heat,
A considerable amount of bulk
grain has been received in Athena.
But small parcels of sacked grain
have as yet been started from the
fields. The sacked grain now belntr
received at the warehouses comos by
truck, and after next' week, the fours,
sjxej nnd eights will begin dragging
in the heavily loaded wagons and
Emil Dohnert, for many years head
chef at Hotel Pendleton, died at his
home in Pendleton Tuesday, after a
weeks illnegg from congestion of the
Chapel for American Cemetery at Thiaucoisrt
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Death Claims Another
from Ranks of Pioneers
, Death claimed another of its vic
tims from the ranks of pioneers of
the Northwest, when it took Mrs.
Leonora Gaylord Hunt at her home
in Portland Monday.
Mrs. Hunt was born at Magnolia,
Illinoisf.August 9, 1849. In 1853 she
was brought to - Oregon City by ox
team in company with her parents.
In 1866 she was married to George
W. Hunt at Bluff Ferry, Idaho. Af
ter her marriage she -lived success
ively in Payette, Walla Walla and
Portland. ' .
Mr. Hunt was considered one of the
builders of Portland and is also
credited with having been rh main
factor in' building the railroad from
Pasco to Walla Walla an.l tho "Hunt
Line" to Athena, now owned by the
Northern Pacific line.
Surviving Mrs. Hunt are her sons:
Charles W. Hunt of Roseburg, Ore
gon; Clyde C. Hunt of Nyssa, Ore
gon; Guy L. Hunt of Portland, a
daughter Lillie M. Latourette of
Portland and two brothers, Edwin B.
Gaylord and Clarence E. Gaylord,
both of Halfway, Oregon.
and "Subway Sadie"
Peter B. Kyne's "California," feat
uring big Tim McCoy and Dorothy
Sebastian will be presented at the
Standard Theatre tomorrow night.
"California" is one of Kyne's best
Western stories, and McCoy has been
given a sterling cast in putting it on
Sunday night First National has
listed '.'Subway Sadie," a sparkling,
clever comedy as the feature of the
Standard program for that night.
Dorothy MacKaill and handsome Jack
Mulhall are cast in the leading parts.
The Standard has hooked a one-red
feature of Lindbergh's flight for Sat
urday evening, August 6th. - Open
ing the season ' of mid-week special
feature picture showings, "Rookies"
has been selected for. the opening
night, Wednesday, September 7.
New Crossing Whistles
One of the locomotives pulling the
Pendleton-Spokane passenger train
is equipped with one of the new
crossing alarm sirens. The new sir
en is being placed on all Union Pa
cific locomotives, and is operated by
the engineer independent of the regu
Dorothea Gibson Married
Athena friends have received .the
announcement of the marriage of
Miss Dorothea Gibson, who formerly
reside at Athena, to Mr. F. J. Coop
er, at Williams, California, June 27.
Mr. and Mrs. Cooper will reside ut
This Js the design for the nieuiorln cli.il ' iwcluil In the American ceiutU'iy ut TUauwuil, I
where juany douguboyg lis burled. The Iw!so U ! y Tlwiuus IL EMuU.
medicine's Early Days
It takes Utile to make history. U
til (ho time (if lii'cHsnt, a Pivm-li phy
sician of the laller part cr I lie Kif
teenili century, It was the inictice
for Mii'guoiis to bleed their patients
on the opposite side of the body ou
which the soreness was felt, liressot,
however, expounded a theory of bleed
ing close to the seat of tlio hurt, nnd
so rnhld became the discussion nmong
the learned men of the period thai
Dressot was banished from tho em
pire by Charles V. I'.ut not for loiiy.
though, fortipon the death of one of
the emperor's relatives who had been
treated according to the old theory,
he recalled liressot und bis theory
for some time carried weight.
Within Reach of All
The negro parson wus giving his
customary Sunday sermon, hut, much
to tbe bewilderment of the church
members, he included many high
sounding phrases and long words
which be had picked up at a very
erudite lecture the night before. Ap
pareiilly It didn't seem to be going
over very well.
Noting bis wasted efforts at Intel
lectuality, be resumed the discourse
In bis usuul simple language, where
upon a voice from the rear comment
ed approvingly! "Thatta boy, puhsoo,
put the cookies on tbe lowah ghulf."
Christian Science Monitor.
Every little while 1 discover some
new terrible thing the men do to tlt
women. The other d-iy I heuid a
woman telling of tt:e sulTurlug wives
endure from being cuinpelled to listen
to their liUKlmnd's old Jokes; It U one
of r"al burtHii of women. I made
I'o nply. but i.i looking for excuse
nil I could think of was thin: loe
It ever occur to women that they arc
as tiresome to men us men rrc to
women? Sy general concl- 'on I-, v t
fhculj be more clmritaU wlu,
Uier. aud talk teas, " ""
ivi. t. cnimpacKer
Member of Congress Jump
Into San Francisco
j San Francisco, Cal. Acute' mental
Illness, brought on by fatigue, lack of
sleep, and fancied political troubles,
was accepted here as the direct cause
of the suicide in San FranclBCo bay
Sunday of Maurice E. Crumpacker,
representative in congress from Port
land. An autopsy brought the state
ment that death had been caused by
Note3 found among the effects of
the big, genial representative whose
usual high spirits were characteris
tically broken at times by moods ot
black depression told of his groplngs
in the dark mist, inhabited by plots
and hatreds, which had descended
upon his tired mind.
Nicholas Longworth, speaker of the
houae of representatives, in whose pri
vate car Mr. Crumpacker came to San
Francisco, said that he had not seen
his train guest since their arrival
here, but had heard that he had be
come suddenly ill.
Crumpacker had been taken to the
Emergency hospital Saturday night
when police found him sitting on a
curbing, and had listened to his story
that he had been poisoned. He resist
ed going to the hospital and was re
leased early Sunday at hla own re
He had been walking with Thomas
F. Smart, a Seuttle newspaperman.
As they auproached the foot of the
street, Crumpacker cried:
' "It's a bad thing to do, but it's the
only way out." Smart realized hia in
tentions and caught his arm. Crum
packer threw him to the ground.
Smart Is a slightly built man. Crum.
packer weighed 210 pounds.
Tkv Oregon representative tbon ran
to the water's edge and plunged.
Smart's shouting drew a crowd, but
attempts were unavailing for about
20 minutes to recover Crumpacker
from the water.
WISCONSIN BEER BILL
VETOED BY GOVERNOR
Madison, Wis. Governor Fred R.
Zimmerman vetoed the Duncan bill to
repeal all penalties under the state
dry aot as far as 2.75 per cent beer Is
concerned. Assemblyman Thomas
Duncan, Milwaukee wet leader and
author of tho bill, promptly declared
the veto made the executive one of
the outstanding prohibitionists ot the
Senator P, J. Severson, Iola, Wis.,
dry loader, claimed, on the othor hand,
that, tho governor could do nothing
but veto a bill of such nature.
The governor vetoed tiie bill on the
ground that it would permit the manu
facture and sale of beer without re
strictions or regulations or sanitary
requirements.' He also contended it
would be In tbe nature of secession
from the Union and that it would mis
lend many people Into the belief that
beer making was legal when it was
si ill forbidden by the Volstead act.
LOVE HEADS LEGION
Eugene Man Elected State Command
er and Portland Ceta 1928 Meet.
La Grande, Or. The 1928 Ameri
can Legion slate convention was
awarded to Portland, Or., and George
R Love of Kugeno was unanimously
elected department commander of
Oregon in the closing session of tho
Portland had no opposition for tho
convention, All of tho lurger cities
have entiTtaiii'vl the legionnaires and
ho smaller cities were not desirous
of the meeting because of the size of
the convention and tho expense In
volved. The drum corps contest was won. by
Sakm, with Buud second and Port
land third. f
Lumber Rate from Northwest Cut.
."Wabhinsion, D. C. Shippers ia
Washington and Oregon are enti.U.l
to tho sanid rates oa lumber sen: u
points oo tbe Minneapolis, St. Paul i
Sault Ste. Mario railroad fa Montauu,
Minnesota aud tho Dukotas that they
are given to points in tho name terri
tory, tut on other railroida, it van
held by tha Interstate ueuim .'