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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 14, 1927
Volstead Wars On
The Malt Sellers
Father of Prohibition Law
to Fight Those who Sell
Minneapolis, Minn. Andrew Vol
stead, father of the national prohibi
tion act and now legal advisor to the
northwest prohibition enforcement
unit, has laid the foundation on which
federal prohibition agents have opened
a war against manufacture of "home
brew" for private consumption.
If Mr. Volstead's interpretation of
the law, on which the malt shops were
raided, survives a court test, S. M.
Sovale, northwest prohibition adminis
trator, said dry agents would attempt
to close every malt shop in the north
west. After an investigation, Mr. Volstead
announced that in his opinion malt
shop proprietors could be arrested un
der section 18, paragraph 2, of the na
tional prohibition act. This paragraph
forbids "possession or sale of mater
ials designed for use in manufacturing
intoxicating liquor." It provides a
penalty of $500.
Mr. Volstead further ruled that
should a malt shop proprietor be found
guilty under this section of the law,
he could also be convicted of a con
spiracy to violate the dry act, a charge
which carries a penalty of two years'
OREGON HAS OVER
Salem Or. Oregon's population has
passed the million mark.
This declaration, contained in a
statement issued by Secretary of State
Kozer, is based upon figures available
from the 1926 school census.
"The estimate that Oregon has a
population of more than 1,00,0,000 Is
based upon careful calculation of the
ratio of the school population to the
total population dating back as far as
1910," said Kozer. "In that year chil
dren of school age formed 25.52 per
cent of the total population of Oregon.
Ten years later this ratio was 27.30
per cent. These figures are deter
mined from the federal and the state
school census taken in the years men
tioned and covering every district in
"A school district census taken in
October, 1926, showed there were 256,
884 children in Oregon. To these
figures have been applied the ratio
of 26.41 per cent (an average of those
for 1910 and 1920), which gives an es
timated population for 1926 of 997,098,
a gain of 213,709 over the federal cen
sus figurea of 783,389 for 1920. Em
ploying the same ratio of increase for
the period since 1926, Oregon can
justly boast an approximate popula
tion of slightly over 1,000,000,
Growth in population has been more
marked in those counties of Oregon
which are to the west of the Cascades."
Pendleton Special The biggest
football spectacle of the year in
Eastern Oregon will be the contest
between the University of Oregon
freshman eleven and the Washington
State College Cougar Kittens at Pen
dleton, October 21. This is the first
game between freshmen of the two
big institutions to be scheduled in
years and Pendleton was selected as
the logical place to hold the contest,
the Round-Up gridiron being ideal
for the event and the stands large
enough to insure good seats.
Both Oregon and Washington State
have some excellent freshmen ma
terial this year and are being coach
ed by competent gridiron menfor3
who . know their football and the style
of play used is practically the same
as that employed by the big schools
Well over 100 beefy youngsters
are turning out for the Washington
State first year eleven and a like
number is out for Oregon's first year
team under coach Rinehart. Athletic
relations between Oregon and Wash
ington State have always been the
best, a clean spirit of athletic rivalry.
Both institutions turn out excellent
freshman athletes each year.
Prominent among the Umatilla
boys playing on the Oregon eleven
is Harold Johnson, former McLaugh
lin high fullback, who is making a
strong bid for the yearling eleven at
Eugene. Another is Tuck Hodgen,
former Athena star. Francis Sulli
van, William Laing, Elbert Beltz and
Thomas Johns of Pendleton are also
working on the first year eleven un
der Coach Rinehart and show promise.
YANKS WIN PENNANT
World's Series Captured In 4 Straight
Victories from Pittsburg.
New York. The last stand of a
dazed and battered crew of Pittsburg
Pirates came to an inglorious climax
here Saturday when a wild pitch by
Long John Miljus in the ninth inning,
with two out and the bases full, gave
the New York Yankees the winning
run and the world's championship with
a record-equaling streak of four suc
cessive triumphs. '
Miljus made a gift of the fourth and
final game to the American league
champions, spoiling a courageous come
back by the Buccaneers and wrecking
an otherwise sensational relief pitch
ing performance. The score was 4
30,000 Mexicans Reported in 'Arms.
San Antonio, Tex. General Caesar
Lopes De Lara, head of the De La
HuerU junta in this locality, asserted
that his advices from Mexico indicated
that 30,000 revolutionists are la the
field or ready to take the field In var
ious parts of Mexico..
Boys in Lineup at
Medford Churches Closed Sunday.
Medford, Or. With sU the leading
churches closed Sunday in conforma
tion with the Infantile paralysis pre
cautionary quarantine Imposed for two
weeks by the city council, this city
nasaed a churchleu Suat--
First Oregon Aviatrix
Enrolled at Portland
Portland Special The first avia
trix in Oreeon enrolled at the Rankin
Flying school here last week, took
her first official hop in the training
nlane and vowed she was more de
termined than ever before to become
a commercial pilot. Miss Faye Car
ter, pretty stenographer of Portland,
the girl with the ambition to make a
fortune in the new industry weighs
only a hundred pounds and is les3
than five feet in height, She makes
up for that by an abundance of en
Miss Carter is the first woman fly
er on record in Oregon and is the
first in the seven years history of the
Rankin Flying school. When she
aualifies for her private pilot license,
after the completion of the two
month's course, she will probably be
the first woman to. do so in the Pa
cific Northwest, and will be among
the very few on the Pacific Slope.
Entertain at Bridge
Mrs. Max Hopper and Mrs. James
Lieuallen entertained at Mrs. Hop
per's home on 3rd street Wednesday
afternoon, when seven tables of
Bridge were at play, Mrs. Duff re
ceivine hich. score for the afternoon
and Mrs. Michener, second. Guests
were, Mesdames, II. I. Watts, Dell,
T.ittleiohn. LeGrow. Barrett, Rich
ards, Ferguson, Eager, Michener,
Ames, Kershaw, Mclntyre, Pinkerton,
Douglas, Prestbye, Thompson, Dud
ley, Harwood, Zerba, Logsdon, Han
sell, Athena; Lieuallen, Duff, Stone,
Lieuallen, of Adams; Misses Edna
Pinkerton and Hilda Dickenson, Athe
na. Refreshments were served by
the hostesses. .
Athena Boy Scouts
Two Patrols Working Un
der Direction of Hack
Athena Boy Scout troop recently
organized for scout work under di
rection of Scoutmaster D. L, Hack
ett, has been divided into two patrols,
each ' patrol comprising eight sceuts.
Active scout work has been partici
pated in since . organization of the
troop. Last Saturday both patrols
went to Walla Walla, where the
members swam in the Y. M. C. A.,
tank. Conveyance was furnished by
0. 0. Stephens and Otho Reeder for
Tomorrow morning at 6 o'clockf the
troop will be in line for a hike up
Wild Horse creek, led by the scout
master. Paired off in twos, the
scouts will cook breakfast over the
camp fire at some point up the creek.
At noon dinner will be cooked by the
scouts, and the two patrols will hike
back to town in the evening.
Indoor quarters have been secured
for the scouts in the building adjoin
ing the Standard Theatre, where vol
lyball and archery equipment will be
installed, together with other forms
of recreation, amusement and phy
The boys of Athena and vicinity
are fortunate in having opportunity
to secure the services of Mr. Hackett
as scoutmaster. His experience of
several years with 'boys in Y. M. C.
A., work, makes him proficient as
head of the Boy Scout movement.
Following is the membership roll of
the Athena troop:
Patrol 1, "Flying Eagles," Stafford
Hansell, patrol leader and bugler;
John' Kirk, assistant patrol leader
and troop treasurer; Carl Calvert,
troop secretary; Marville Zerba, Em
ery Rogers,' Herbert Reeder. ;
' Patrol 2, "Panthers," Leland Jen-'
kins, patrol leader; Garth Pinkerton,
assistant patrol leader; George Pitt
man, Fred Singer, Howard Reeder,
Wendell Shigley, Lester Town, Rol
and Richards, Lowell Jenkins, Robert
A complete troop is composed of 3
patrols or 24 boys. Each patrol is
organized according to the ages of
the boys. The patrols are named such
as "Flying Eagles," "Panthers" etc.
The Boy Scout movement maintains
high ideals for boys from 1 to 18
DR. M. BAGDONAS
Dr. Mikas Bac,donas Is the new
charge d'affaires of the Lithuanian
legation in Washington.
Farmers Grain Elevator
H. A. Barrett is having the Wright
livery stable building, which he pur
chased from the Wright estate, mov
ed to his farm north of town. The
building is being moved in sections,
under supervision of Mr. Groom,
house-moves from Freewater.
Extensive improvements have been
made recently at the plant of the
Farmers Grain Elevator company at
Athena. The office has been remod
eled and enlarged. The change allots
the clerical force more convenient
quarters, and lends greater accom
modations to patrons.
At the present time, Manager Wil
s6n and his force are engaged in
treating seed wheat for the farm
ers, a large tonnage of seed having
already been run through the treat
ing machines and delivered to wheat
raisers. Manager Wilson reports a very
prosperous season for the concern.
Lacking but sixty-two bushels, 200,
000 bushels of grain passed over the
scales, into the bins of the big ele
vator and on to the floors of the
The new elevator annex, construct
ed this spring was filled with a vol
ume of grain that taxed its full capacity.
Wage Irrigation Fight
N. J. Sinnott, Oregon representa
tive in Congress, will renew his
fight for the Deschutes irrigation
project and the Umatilla dam im
mediately upon the opening of the
session, he has announced. The legis
lator arrived in Portland Saturday
night on business, and said that he
was now drawing up the bills pro
viding for the projects. Mr. Sinnott
has fought for the same issues for
years, he says and has no intention
of giving up.
Western Wools for World Markets
Ward Week is Success
"Ward Week," an annual event
sponsored by the Montgomery Ward
stores over the country, opened
Thursday, in Portland with a style
show in the cafeteria of the Portland
branch, says a Portland news
paper. Hundreds of employes and
their friends attended. Miss Billie
Baker who was one of the several
models formerly resided in Athena,
where she will be remembered by
her many friends.
Visitors from Waitsburg
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Nelson of
Waitsburg stopped and took dinner
with Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Singer,
Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson
are friends of Mr. and Mrs. Singer
and were on their way to Lincoln,
California, to make their home.
Annual Potato Show
The sixth annual Umatilla County
Potato Show will be held at Weston,
Friday and Saturday, October 21-22.
A large number of exhibits will be
entered for the show, which will be
held in the Weston school gymnasium.
Owned by Mt. Haggln Land & Livestock Co., Montana. Grand Champion
Ram, 1S23 Pacific International Livestock Exposition,
This Ram was the outstanding
animal of the breed at the 1926 Pa
cific International Livestock Expo
sition. In addition to achieving
this distinction it also won the
same awards at the 1026 American
Royal, and Chicago In'ernational
Shows. It will probably be shown
in the flock being sent by the Mt.
Haggin Land and Livestock Co. to
the 17th Annual Pacific Interna
tiona! to be held at Portland, Octo
ber 29 to November 5, Inclusive.
The Sheep Show at the Pacific
International will, this year, as in
the past; be one of the best of its
kind In America. Some of the most
noted Judges in the country will
place the awards. In connection
with the Sliep Show a new depar
ture Is being added. Under the di
rection of the Pacific Co-operative
Wool Growers Association a com
prehensive Woo) Show will be held,
at which commercial fleeces of all
grades will bp exhibited.
Splendid showings are promised
again this year in every division of
the exposition which includes great
Livestock Show, Dairy Products
Show. Land and Manufacturers'
products Show, Northwest Fox
Show, Industrial Exposition and
world-renowned Horse Show. The
Boys' and Girls' Club Work Exhibit
this year will be one of the best of
its kind In this part of the country.
Millions of dollar' worth of the
country's finest Pure Bred Bent
and Dairy Cattle, Horses, Sheep,
Hogg and Goats will compete tor
the $100.000 00 offered In premiums.
The "'.iinn railroads of the Went
co-operate by offering special fare
ar.d-oae-thlrd rate for those whe
wish to attend the Lxvositlon.
For Office of Mayor
E. C. Rogers, H. Dell, A. E.
Shick Named for Place
On the Council.
At the meeting held for nominat
ing city officers, 0. O. Stephens was
nominated for the office of mayor, to
succeed Homer I. Watts, present in
E. C. Rogers, Henry Dell and A.
E. Shick were nominated for council
men, to succeed F.B. Radtke, A. E.
Shick and W. J. Pinkerton, whose
terms as councilmen have expired.
B. B. Richards, present incumbent,
received the nomination for re-election
to the office of city recorder.
For the office of city treasurer,
Fred Kershaw, who has been serving
as treasurer since Treasurer E. A.
Zerba removed from the city, was
The city election at which ballots
will be cast for the candidates nam
ed above, will be held Tuesday No
Hold Apple Show
The importance of the baby clinic,
as a feature of the Milton-Freewater
Apple Show, to be held October 26
and 27, is being stressed by the di
rectors. This feature has been well
received by the patrons of the show
in the past and the large number of
inquiries as to plans for it this year
indicate that it is highly appreciated
by the mothers of the community and
the outlaying territory.
At the meeting of the show board
held Monday night Mrs. George Bis
hop of Freewater, in charge of this
feature, outlined plans that will as
sure even greater service and con
venience to parents bringing their
children under five years of age to the
clinic. Mrs. Bishop is especially an
xious that the parents make an ap
pointment with her for this free ex
amination before Wednesday October
19. By so doing a definite time of
the day can be assigned to the par
ent, eliminating the necessity of
waiting for her turn.
There will be no charge for this
service, which will include both medi
cal and dental examinations by local
physicians giving their time freely
to this work. The age limit of five
years has been established to elimin
ate those who undergo a similar ex
amination on starting to school. As
soon as further arrangements are
completed for this service announce
ments will be made in the Press.
is Within Law
Tests of fruit from all parts of
Oregon says the Oregon Journal,"
this fall have revealed that the ar
senic trioxide, from spraying, is
generally below the .01 of 1 per cent
established by federal law as the
maximum allowed in interstate ship
ment, D. P. Mickle, state dairy and
food commissioner announced Friday.
The exceptions, where the residue
exceeded this figure, were on fruit
from heavy orchard districts,such as
Freewater, Milton, Hood River ; and
Medford, he said.
"Fruit is sprayed but twice, and
before June 20, may be marketed
without regard to the pure food law,
because there is almost no spray resi
due," he continued. "In the heavier
orchard districts, however, where sev
en cr eight sprays are used, some
after June 20 when the fruit is well
formed, the residue is so heavy that
the fruit must be cleaned to comply
with the state pure food laws or with
the federal law if sold outside the
"Orchardists have been notified
that fruit bearing more than .01 of
1 per cent of arsenic trioxide may
not be sold within the borders of tho
state of Oregon until it has been
No Bpray at all, or only two sprays
are used by most farmers, he ex
plained, so that the requirements af
fect only a few districts of the state.
"Annie Laurie" and
"The Beloved Rogue"
The Standard Theatre begins on
its new Metro-Goldwyn picture sched
ule tomorrow evening, when it pre
sents "Annie Laurie,"a nine-reel
special production, at regulai ad
mission prices. Featured in the lead
ing roles of this fine photoplay are
Lillian Gish and Norman Kerry.
Sunday night Fred Thorn ps.ni and
his wonder horse, Silver Xinjr. will
be seen in the big Western play,
"Hands Across the Border."
For its mid-week presentation, tha
Standard offers John Barryniore and
Marceline Day in "The Beloved
Rogue," on Wednesday evening. Uni
ted Artists claim for this super-special
production, their greatest picture
of the year, and its long runs in the
principal theatres of the country,
bear out the statement.
From Gay Paree
From gay Paree, up 1000 feet on
Eiffel Tower, Pete McFadden drops
the Press a card, saying: "Having
some time. Am sort of up in the
air. John and the wife are-star-gazing.
Having a fine time. The big
parade was a wonder, over 100,000
along line of march wonderful' spir
it shown by the French." Mr. and
Mrs. McFadden will arrive home
about November 10.
Killing of Pheasant
Brings Up Law Point
Walla Walla Here's a chance for
a Solomon who knows something
Roy Turner is under arrest, with
his gun confiscated, charged with
shooting a Chinese pheasant out of
Turner was hunting in Oregon,
where the season is opened and was
just over the state line when he fired
at a phasant. It flew over into
Washington and fell. Turner went to
pick it up, and it moved on. He gave
it the other barrel, and pocketed it.
The game warden stepped up and
took Turner, the gun and the bird,
for the season has not opened yet in
Washington. The warden admits
the bird was wounded in Oregon, but
will put it up to the judge to deter
mine the rest of it.
Teapot Dome Oil
Supreme Court Decision Re
turns Oil Lands to the
Nelson Retired After 35 Years
Weston Leader: After long and
faithful service with the track de
partment of the Union Pacific, N. H.
Nelson, veteran section foreman at
Weston, has been retired on pension.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson will make then'
home at The Dalles, where they and
their children have land interests.
They expect to make occasional vis
its to theWeston country, where they
have resided many years and where
one of their sons, S. S. Nelson, is
the Union Pacific agent. Mr. Nel
son's retirement was accompanied by
a letter of appreciation from J. P.
O'Brien, general manager of the
Union Pacific System.
O. I). O. First Meeting
Last Friday afternoon the O. D.
O. club held its first meeting for this
season at Mrs. Virgil Zerba'B home.
All but two members were present
and both the spirit and the attend
ance promise well for the future of
the club. Mrs. Kmmett Lee was
elected to fill the place on the mem
bership roll left vacant by the re
moval of Mrs. Lee Whitehead. The
office of secretary and treasurer be
ing declared vacant Mrs. Ethel Mjn
tague was elected to fill the place.
The hostess was assisted in serving
refreshments by Mrs. Lorraine Pink
erton. The next meeting of the club
will be held October 21 at the home
of Mrs. Julia Smith.
, New Law Important
Because of the penalties provided
for noncompliance with the new mi
gatory stock tax law, it is incumbent
on stockmen to make a careful study
of its provisions, that they comply
with the law intelligently. Stock
men grazing stock in other counties
should secure particulars from the
county clerk regarding the new regulation.
Parris Sells Farm
Sterling Parris has sold his 130
acre farm wcBt of Athena to Revella
Lieuallen, consideration $24,000. Mr.
and Mrs. Lieuallen will move to the
place in the near future to reside.
Mr. Parris has leased the wheat
ranch of his father, which comprises
640 acres, while his father, S. S. Par
ris has purchased an acre tract near
Orchard Station, in Walla Walla
county, where he and Mrs. Parris
will make their home in the future
Conviction Must Stand
The conviction of Dr. Milton A.
Nelms of Walla Walla, Washington
found guilty of violation of the Har
rison narcotic act in that city, has
been upheld by the United States cir
cuit court of appeals at San Fran
Washington, D. C Teapot Dome's
millions of barrels of oil will go back
to the government
The' United States supreme court
has annulled the lease of the famous
Wyoming oil field granted to Harry
F. Sinclair's Mammoth Oil company,
the starting point of the oil scandal
investigation of 1923-24.
This decision brings to a success
ful close the government's long legal
battle to regain the two rich naval
oil reserves, leased by the then Sec
reetary of the Interior Albert B. Fall
in 1922 and 1923. E. L. Doheny'B
lease of the Elk Hills reserve in Cal
ifornia has been annulled by the su
preme court and President Harding's
executive order giving the Interior de
partment Jurisdiction over the navy
oil has been revoked by President
Associate Justice Pierce Butler an
nounced the unanimous decision of
the court in an opinion which took
47 minutes to read.
Butler's opinion contained a long
history of the negotiations between
Oil men and government officials, dis
closure of which by the senate oil
committee in 1923, 1924, stirred the
There was never any legttimata
reason, Butler said, for tho great se
crecy with which Fall was said to
have surrounded the leases.
He found also that the leases were
not made to prevent drainage of Tea
pot Dome by nearby privately drilled
PLANS LOWER TAXES
Washington, D. C. A $400,000,000
tax reduction program is being sub
mitted by tho Unitetl States chamber
of commerce to its 1500-member or
ganizations for a referendum vote to
determine its policy during congres
sional consideration of revenue legis
lation. The program as worked out by a
special committee calls for reduction
of corporate income taxes and repeal
of federal estate and war excise taxes.
The recommendations submitted lu
the referendum are:
"That there be immediute reduction
and repeals in federal taxes which, if
made effective, are estimated to
amount to $400,000,000 in the first full
year after the changes are made.
"That the rate of corporate lrucmn
tax applicable to net income of 1927
should not exceed ten per cent.
"That congress should provide full
opportunity for the Joint congressional
tax committee to perfect proposals for
revision of federal laws a nil their administration."
FARM BILLS OPPOSED
Grain Dealers to Fight Revision of
Omaha, Neb. -Attacks on tho Me-Nory-Haugen
and Fens farm relief
bills, and on nil proposals to grant
governmental aid to co-operative mar
keting organizations, were made by
C. I). Quinn, secretary! n-iinuicr of the
Grain Dealers' National association.
Nearly 1000 delegates and their
wives from nil parts of the country
were In attendance at a three-day
meeting of the association.
"We are In accord with any propo
sition thut will, by economic methods,
enhance the value of grain," said Pres
ident Sturdevant, an Omaha man.
"But we must and will go to Washing
ton again next winter und oppose to
the limit every legislative attack on
our present efficient grain marketing
system and every proposal that seeks
to control or affect prices by manipulation."
Pershing to Head Church Fund Drive.
Washington, D. C General John J.
Pershing has accepted the chairman
ship of a committee which will con
duct a nation wide campaign to raise
Ultimately $30,00o,0no for the comple
tion and endowment or Washington
cathedral and its associated institu
tions. The cathedral Ih bi lug built by
the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral
Foundation of the District of Columbia.