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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNIT, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 18, 1927
Disagree On the Bill
Equalization Fee Provision
is Stumbling Block at
Washington, D. C Unable to agree
on a farm relief bill, representatives
of three. 6f the most powerful farm
organizations broke up a conference
here to submit proposals for a com
promise , on the vetoed McNary
Haugen measure to the respective con
ventions, assembling soon.
Despite the collapse of the confer
ence attended by officers of the Na
tional Grange, the American Farm
Bureau federation and the Farmers'
union, hope was expressed by the
delegates that some agreement might
be forthcoming early in the year.
The controversial equalization fee
provision of the McNary-Haugen bill,
which the presldeat vetoed, proved the
stumbling block in the farm meeting.
The farm bureau federation stood by
this proposal as a means of raising
funds to market surplus crops by levy
ing fees on a variety of commodities.
The grange urged again its substi
tute the export debenture plan
whereby costs of marketing surpluses
would be taken from tariff receipts.
An outline of this program was left
at the White House.
President Coolidge feels the pro
blem confronting agriculture would
not be aided by a reduction of the
This was made clear at the White
House; where It was said Mr. Coolidge
had not had an opportunity to
thoroughly study the reports of a com
mission headed by Charles Nagel,
former assistant secretary of com
merce, which recommended a revision
of tariff and railroad rates as a means
of helping the farmer.
GREAT NORTHERN "
VALUED BY I. G. G.
Washington, D. C. A final valuation
of the properties owned and used by
the Great Northern railroad, as of
June, 1915, was fixed by the interstate
commerce commission at $3S2,400,000.
Nearly all of the railroad's claims
for a higher figure were completely
set aside by the commission in fixing
the total, which will serve, unless
court action modifies it, as a basis for
future making of rates. The figure
covers 7089 miles of main line trans
continental railroad, but excludes a
considerable investment made by the
system in Canada. '
While the Great Northern's corpo
rate book investment account has a
total of ?384,273,S53, the railroad itself
contended for a total aggregate valua
tion of $636,512,774. The railroad's
principal complaint against the pre
viously fixed tentative figure declared
that it failed to Include sums of money
which it was entitled to capitalize un
der the general head of "going con
PRODUCE SYNTHETIC RUBBER
New Substance, to Be Turned Out on
Frankfort, Germany. Important
progress by the German chemical in
dustry since the war, including the
development of commercial synthetic
rubber, was described before the 50th
anniversary meeting of the Chemical
Industrialists' Protective union.
It was announced that the German
dye syndicate "L G. Farbenindustrie"
has sufficiently progressed with ex
perimentation in producing synthetic
rubber to apply for world patents and
that synthetic rubber would soon ap
pear on the world markets as a com
mercial commodity. The synthetic pro
duct was declared to be the equal of
the natural rubber and cheaper in
cost of production, thus permitting its
active competition with the natural
Lindy Make a rast Flight.
Mitchtl Field, N. Y. Colonel
Charles A. Lindbergh hung up another
record by establishing the phenomenal
time of 3 hours and 20 minutes in fly
ing the S'jO-mile direct airline distance
froin.H. !:rkge field, Detroit, to Mit
Ford P!;ni Motor Plant at Yokohama.
DetroX Ediel Ford has announced
piacs fT building a $1,000,000 Ford
Slant at Yokohama, Japan.
Athena Players On
Weston Blue Mountain
Basket Ball Team
Weston Leader: Practice was be
gun this week by the Weston team of
the Blue Mountain Basket ball league
and there is said to be no lack of
Among the players who have shown
up so far are O'Toole, high school
coach, Miller, grade principal, and
Lorain Shick, former high school star
of Athena,; Nixon, high school coach
Snider, Banister, Greer, Walter Ray
born and "Glenn Staggs of Weston.
Manager , Reynolds invites other
hoopsters to attend for tryouts and
will give them all a chance. He is
anxious to get two full quintets in
line every practice night for scrim
mages. The league schedule will be adopted
at a meeting of managers this week
end in Walla Walla, and Weston's
new uniforms of orange and black
will .be here in ample time for the
Prescott withdrew from the leafeue
and the vacant place has been taken
on Sale Block
Roseburg, Next week brings
around the big days of the year for
Douglas county turkey growers, for
Thursday and Friday are "Turkey
Days," when buyers from concerns
all over the coast as well as East
ern markets will bid for local birds.
It is believed that many more turk
eys will be shipped this year than
last, the estimate being placed at
75,000 birds. ; This gives around 25
The birds are said to be well ma
tured this year and above the aver
age in quality. The smaller birds
will be held for the Christmas and
New Year's market.
Believing that the trade is grow
ing more critical and that it is nec
essary to standardize their products
in order to meet the strong competi
tion that other districts are offering,
the Douglas county growers have
adopted a set of gnading rules similar
to those in use in turkey cooperative
associations, and the quantity of
birds shipped will be uniform. They
also will be labeled as to head wrap
pers and on the crates as Douglas
county No. 1 turkeys.
Although the price to be offered
by buyers is not known until "Turk
ey Day" it is said that a few individu
al offers have been made at 45 cents
a pound, with more if the market
calls for it. This was the top price
received last year, and means a good
profit for the growers.
Girl Dies After
Klamath Falls A reputed taxicab
booze party ended fatally here late
Sunday when Miss Hazel Hayes, 18,
of Roseburg, died on the way to a
local hospital after drinking moon
shine. The girl, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. F. A. Hayes of Roseburg,
was out riding with her sister, Don
na Hayes, Jack Webb, a cab driver,
and Jack Stewart. It is reputed she
took one drink pf liquor and become
Following a severe attack of
nausea, she was rushed to a Klam
ath Falls hospital but died before
reaching medical aid. An autopsy
blamed the death on mitral insuf
ficiency of the heart. The girl and
her sister came here a short time
ago to work.
Keeler, Bond Shark,
Man Who Zoomed Athena
Out of Kale in Bad at
Son Slays Father
After Family Row
. Enterprise, Oregon John Horrell,
rancher, was shot to death at his
ranch, northeast of here, Saturday
evening by his son, Ike Horrell, after
a bitted quarrel. No inquest was
held, as the son admitted the kill
ing, and witnesses verified his story
The father is said to. have ac
cused the mother of being untrue
and upbraiding her unmercifully.
When the son undertook to defend
his mother the elder Horrell came
at him with a revolver and beat him
up until he was bruised and battered
badly, witnesses say. The father
then threatened to kill the 'whole
outfit" Young Horrell procured a
rifle and when his father refused to
give up his pistol, shot him.
Invitations have been issued to
the Jolly Twenty club and friends by
the Bridge club ladies to a dancing
party to be held at the Legion hall
Saturday November 19.
Frank W. Keeler, bond shark, who
zoomed the City of Athena out of
kale amounting to several thousands,
through tricky manipulation, of street
improvement bonds several- years Bgo
and for which the city holds a mem
ento judgment, has gone crooked
again, this time at Grants Pass.
Tuesday's Oregonian contained the
following account of Keeler's latest
"Plea of guilty of the Rogue River.
Water company of Grants Pass to
selling corporate securities without
first having obtained a license from
the state corporation commissioner
was accepted yesterday by Presiding
Circuit Judge Tazwell. Sentence will
be passed later.
"It was in connection with this
case that Frank W. Keeler, and John
A. Roth, Portland bond salesmen,
were indicted. .v Their arrest was the
result of a raid on Keeler's apart
ments in 1925 when a large part
of the stock was found among his
"In the title of the indictment on
ly Keeler and ' Roth were charged
with the offense. They entered pleas
of not guilty. The body of the in
dictment links the water company
with Keeler and Roth as a co-defendant,
and when the water company
pleaded guilty, attorneys forsKeeler
and Roth held that they snould be
dismissed from the charges.
"The ruling of Judge Tazwell as
announced by him yesterday holds
that the indictment applies to Keel
er and Roth, and also the water com
"In connection with the case3 of
Keeler and Roth, it was . stated by
George Mowry, " deputy ' district. - at
torney, prosecuting, that their cases
will be moved for trial at as early a
date as possible."
Two Games Scheduled
for the Home Grounds
Coach Toole has two football
games scheduled for Athena high
school team on the home grounds.
Tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 o'clock,
the second string team of Pendleton
High school will mix with the locals
on the home gridiron.
The Pendleton team is highly tout
ed as winners over teams of their
class, but Athena is prepared to give
them a healthy reception. The team
has been showing up well against
the heavier and more experienced
teams which they have played this
season, and it is conceded that the
Pendleton second stringers will have
to go some to take victory home
Earlier in the season the Athena
and Weston teams played to a tie,
so evenly were they matched. A re
turn game is scheduled to take place
on the Athena grounds next Tues
day afternoon at 2:45, when it will
be decided decisively which team is
capable of scoring against the other.
Friendly rivalry between these two
evenly matched athletic aggrega
tions is now at white heat, and
Tuesday's scrimmage promises to be
a humdinger, with frills and trim
mings thrown in.
Weston Leader: The marriage of
Miss Minnie Thoeny, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Thoeny of Wes
ton, and Everett Rothrock of Athena,
occurred Tuesday evening November
2, at 6:30 o'clock at the Presbyter
ian manse in Walla Wallo, the Rev.
H. S. Reichard being the officiating
clergyman. A group of initimate
friend of the bride and groom wit
nessed the ceremony. Later a din
ner in their honor was given at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence
Thorpe in Walla Walla. Mrs. Roth
rock has grown to womanhood in
this community, having received her
grade and high school education,
here and has many friends who will
wish the young couple a long, happy
and prosperous married life.
ANITA E. PHIPPS
1 Miss Anita E. Phippt has the dis
tinction of being th only woman
member of the general staff of. the
army. Her duties deal with the part
woman will have in future military
Cowboys Sing as
to Rejoin Rodeos
Lakeview, Cowboy songs echoed
over the high country of the "Last
Frontier" Sunday as cowpunchers
and rangers, returning to labors that
have been forgotten for a week, gave
vent to pent-up emotions released by
a jury's verdict exonerating Lorena
Trickey, cowgirl queen, of charges of
Justifiable homicide is still a "per
sonal business" in the West a jury
of 12 men decided Saturday after
noon in returning a verdict that the
Rodeo star was not guilty for the
slaying of J. P. "Smiling Slim" Har
ris her common law husband.
, A celebration that outrivaled any
thing in the history of this small
outpost of - civilization followed and
lasted all night. At dawn Sunday
cowmen who had assembled here
from all parts of the west to attend
the trial broke up and started home.
"I'm flat broke but I'm not wor
rying about that," Lorena declared,
"I've been up against it before and
always come out of it."
She probably will return to her
career and again ride her well
known horses, Camisole and Nigger
Baby, in the foremost rodeos of the
J. W. Pinkerton Sustains
Badly Fractured Arm
Billy Pinkerton's fishing days for
1927 are over. He is confined to his
home, corner of Fourth and Jeffer
son streets, with a badly fractured
arm as the result of an accident
which occurred at his farm west of
Athena Thursday afternoon of last
While engaged in making adjust
ments to one of three seeders pulled
bv the cater pillar while in operation,
Mr. Pinkerton stumbled and fell in
front of the seeder following the one
he was working on. He threw his
bodv clear of the oncoming machine,
with the exception of his left arm.
The wheel of the seeder passed
over the arm, breaking it above the
elbow. Dr. Sharp reduced the fract
ure. Saturday the patient was taken
to Walla Walla, where an X-ray ex
amination revealed the position of
the fracture, since which time the
patient is getting along as well as
could be expected.
Rushing Work On
Eagle Hollow Road
Rock Surfacing is Nearing
Completion, Delayed by
Rock surfacing of the Eagle Hol-low-Wildhorse
market road exten
sion is nearing ( completion despite
frequent delays caused by wet weath
er. -For the past two months, trans
portation of surfacing material from
the crusher at Thorn Hollow on the
big motor trucks has beeh hampered
by the soft condition of road bed ov
er the new grade, but by persistent
effort the county road construction
crews have made progress..
Little more than . a half mile of
surfacing remains to complete the
Eagle Hollow section of the high
way leading from Athena to the
Umatilla river. The incompleted
stretch is a link from the Wildhorse
intersection, south through the Mc
Bride place. .
The big rock crushing plant at the
head of Thorn Hollow has been in
operation continuously since early
spring. It has furnished surfacing
material for the Adams road from
Thorn Hollow west to the Duffy
school house, - and the entire Thorn
Hollow grade down to the river, in
addition to surfacing the new' Eagle
The county has done an immense
amount of road work in that district
this season. The Thorn Hollow 'grade
was completed from the point where
construction was stopped last fall,
down to the river. Then it was sur
faced for the entire distance, and
the bridge removed from the old
crossing to the new. The Eagle Hol
low extension has been constructed
entirely this season, both the grading
and surfacing. .
Figs in Wine May
be Food, Maybe
Not, is Opinion
' Salem. Figs preserved in wine
may be food for one and an intoxi
cating beverage for another in the
opinion of Attorney General Van
Winkle, who has advised George Al
exander, state prohibition commis
sioner, that the status of the popular
concoction is one of fact to be deter
mined by the law enforcing authori
ties, rather than a question of law.
While many persons doubtless buy
the new fig and wine combination
solely because of the food value of
the combination, the attorney gen
eral points out, still others doubtless
buy the concoction largely for the
solace they expect to get from its
In this latter case, the attorney
general .holds, the sale of the fig and
wine combination would be in viola
tion of the prohibition law, but the
determination of its status must, in
every case, be left to the discretion
of the prohibition enforcement offi
No Shortage Found
The grand jury found no shortage
in the accounts of Sheriff Cooking
ham and Justice of the Peace Berk
eley. However, that body rec-om-j
mended that hereafter all accounts
(of officers handling fines be audited
"Once In a Blue Moon"
Freewater Times: A treat is in
store for the patrons of the Twin
Cities community Tuesday evening,
November 22, when the masic depart
ment of the McLoughlin Union high
school will present the first operet
ta of the year, "Once in a Blue
Moon." The cast was chosen some
time ago and has. been working in
tensely in anticipation of presenting
the finest operetta in Mac Hi's his
tory. Will Open Market
Freewater Times: Mr. and Mrs.
L. A. Reineman and daughter Jean,
with Mr. and Mrs. George A. Price,
left Monday of this week for Pasa
dena, California, where they will re
main during the winter months.
They are opening an apple and po
tato market in the southern city and
will sell fruit from that point.
Entertain in Honor
.. of JMrs, Prestbye
Mrs. E. C. Prestbye and Mrs.
Justin Harwood entertained at Mrs.
Prestbye's home, Tuesday afternoon
in Mrs. G. S. Prestbye's honor. Mrs
Prestbye is leaving Saturday for
Montana to make her home.
Six tables of Bridge were at play.
Mrs. F. Ames winning high score
and Mrs. F. Zerba consolation. Mrs.
Prestbye was presented with a lovely
gift as honor guest. .
Out of town guests were, Mrs. Vic
tor Hirsch, Freewater; Mrs. James
Lieuallen of Adams; Mrs. Ellis Brow-
er of Pendleton. Athena guests
were, Mesdames M. L. Watts, H. I.
Watts, Frank Ames, Henry Dell, W
P. Littlejohn, C. M. Eager, H. A
Barrett, I L. Michener, Bryce Baker,
Arthur Douglas, Max Hopper, Fred
Kershaw, F. S. LeGrow, M. M. Johns,
Forrest Zerba, C. t. McFadden, W.
S Ferguson, M. W. Hansell,' B. B,
Richards, G. S Prestbye, Sarah Gross
and Miss Hilda Dickenson.
A delightful two course luncheon
was served by the hostesses. The
rooms were decorated in lavender
and white flowers.
Fight is Expected
Over Revenue Bill
Party Lines Will be Drawn
in Framing New Tax
Crew of Death Ship
Cremated and Ashes
Shipped to Japan
Seattle, Hundreds of persons
braved cold rains to visit the Japan
ese "cannibal ship" picked up off the
Washington coast Monday after
drifting helplessly across the Pacific
The bodies, of two Japanese and
the bones of eight others found
aboard the derelict - 100-foot craft,
have been cremated and. will be re
turned to the village of Wakuba, in
southern Japan, the home of the
twelve ill-fated men who set out
from Misuki, near Yokohama, last
November. Although there has besn
no definite indication of the fate of
the other two members of the crew,
mariners presume they leaped over
board when starvation approached.
Possibility that the vessel was m&
seen by the steamship West Ison east
of Japan last December was removed
when a sailor of the American
freighter exhibited a photograph of
the disabled craft which refused- aid
from the steamer. Although the two
ships were somewhat similar in ap
pearance, the photographs revealed
striking points of difference.
The derelict bearing the name Ryo
Yei Mari, was found eight miles off
Umatilla light by the steamship Mar
garet Dollar. The ship's "log" re
vealed that starvation and death o"
ertook the crew of twelve after the
vessel had drifted far out on the Pa
cific. Engine trouble had rendered the
craft helpless soon after it left Japan.
Miss Woodruff is
Honored With Shower
Edna Pinkerton and
Paul Lieuallen Wed
The marriage of Miss Edna Pink
erton of Athena and Mr. Paul Lieu
allen of Adams, at Walla Walla Sat
urday afternoon, came as a complete
surprise to the friends of the hap
The marriage ceremony took place
at the Baptist parsonage in Walla
Walla, the pastor of that church of
ficiating, in the presence of John'
Pinkerton, brother of the bride, Miss
Hilda Dickenson and Mr. Mose Ban
ister, all of Athena.
The bride and groom immediately
left by motor for Portland, where
they will spend a few days, before
returning to Adams, where they will
reside at the Lieuallen residence.
The bride and groom have the best
wishes of a large circle of friends.
The bride is the only daughter of
Mr, and Mrs. Fred Pinkerton of this
city. She graduated from Athena
high school, class of 1921, since
which time she has held the position
of cashier and bookkeeper for the
firm of Rogers & Goodman, hard
ware dealers. The groom is the son
of J. T. Lieuallen, sr., of Adams, and
is a prosperous young farmer.
Dean Pinkerton has entered Busi
ness college at Walla Walla.
Mrs. Rota Potts met with a very
painful accident last Thursday after
noon when she slipped on a sidewalk
and fell. A badly sprained back and
hip was the result.
, 'Miss Jaunita Woodruff was the
incentive for a bridal shower at the
home of Mrs. Bollinger Wednesday
About fifty guests enjoyed games
planned for the occasion by the host
ess, such as "A Floral Romance,"
"Five Famous Lovers," and "Pictures
of Prominent People," disguised. A
dainty little cupid, portrayed by Mary
Lou Hansell with a crown of hearts
and cupids, bow and arrow led Miss
Woodruff to the dining room where
hearts and cupids . were swinging
from chandeliar and walls.
The table presented a novel idea
for a pre-nuptial affair, with a
miniature bride and groom under a
white canopy, , tied with pink tulle
and a white dove hovering o'er them.
The tiny bride was in white with
veil and orange blossoms also a
boquet of orange blossoms. The
groom in conventional black, present
ed the bride-elect with the many
beautiful gifts. A delectable lunch
eon of salad, tea rings and coffee
was served by the hostess assisted
by Mrs. O. O. Stephens and Mrs.
Washington, D. C Having wound
up its public hearings, the house ways
and means committee will retire be-;
hind closed doors to start the actual '
drafting of a new revenue bill.
Party lines undoubtedly will assert
themselves in the committee and there
is no assurance that completion of
the task will find republicans and
democrats in the same accord that
developed two years ago in the writ
ing of the committee report on the
present revenue law.
The first big fight is expected to
concern the size of the reduction.
Secretary Mellon, backed up by Presi
dent Coolidge, has placed the maxi
mum ait at $225,000,000, but practical
ly the entire democratic membership
of the committee, ts convinced that a
larger slice should be made.
Whether they will be able to swing
sufficient republicans over to their
point of view, and thereby establish
a temporary majority, remains proble
matical. Another fight will develop
over the treasury recommendation to
repeal the federal inheritance tax.
This will be opposed by Chairman
Green, some of his republican col
leagues and a m-'orlty of the demo
crats. , i
Democrats, at least, will endeavor
to seek reduction of the tax on cor
poration Incomes, now 13 V6 per cent,
below the 12 per cent figure suggested
by Secretary Mellon. They also are
regarded as likely to head a move for
repeal of tho miscellaneous, or nuis
ance, taxes, which tho treasury has
advised the committee to retain.
BURNS MAN REVEALS
ALLEffl OIL PLOT
Washington, D. C Investigation of
Jury tampering In the Fall-Sinclair oil
conspiracy case reached a sensational
climax when a Burns , detective
hired by Harry F. Sinclair to Bhadow
the Teapot Dome jurors went before
the grand Jury, revenbd his true lden
tity and told an amazing story of how
Burns operatives were ordered to trail
the Jury even to the extent of "pro
voking a mistrial If necessary."
Tin detective was listed on the
Burns payroll as "William V. Long."
Ills true name Is William J. McMullIn
of Philadelphia, a second lieutenant
In the army air service. He enlisted
In the Burns' agency as a detective
because he was out of work.
McMullIn revealed to the grand Jury
that while employed by Burns to
shadow the Fall-Sinclair Jurors he was
all the time In close touch with the
government prosecutors and reported
to them every move made by the
Burns agency. '
McMullIn first told his story to Git
ford Pinchot, former governor of Penn
sylvania, at his home here. Pinchot
sent him to Owen Roberts, chief gov
ernment prosecutor, to whom he re
peated his story. From then on Mc
MullIn worked with tho government
lawyers, although still on the Burns
A Bridal Shower
Mrs. Claud Dickenson was hostess
at a bridal shower given for Miss
Gladys Dickenson, Tuesday evening
at her home on Fifth street. The
rooms were tastefully decorated in
red hearts, while streamers and bo
quets of vari-colored chrysanthe
mums were arranged becomingly
about the rooms. Interesting games
were played, Mrs. Will Kirk receiv
ing first prize and Miss Dorothy
Geissel the consolation. About twen
ty friends of Miss Dickenson were
present and presented the honoree
with many beautiful and useful gifts.
Mrs. Dickenson assisted by her moth
er, Mrs. Fred Gross, and Mrs. Penn
Harris served a delicious two-course
HOOVER VISITS VERMONT
Hoover and Sarjs:it to Review Flood.
Washington, 1). C Secretary Hoo
vr and Attorney-General Sargent
wore asked by the president to proceed
tt Vfinuat to begin a study looking
towurd rt'habllitntfon of the flood
The AUontey-Geuerul was requt sted
to go to Montpoller immediately and
he will lie joined there by Mr. Hoover.
Mr. Sargent Is a resident of Vermont
and Is familiar with the ground to be
covered, ivMIe Secretary Hoover was
engaged all Bummer in Mississippi val
ley relief work. The plight of tho
people of Vermont who were in the
path of the flood lias been described
as very serious, and Governor Weeks
has appealed for all the assistance
which could ba rendered. ,
Commiss oner Hall of I. C. C. Resign.
Washiusvoii. L. C. Commissioner
Henry C I Ml of the Interstate com
merce t:M,;!;i;i a in presented his resig
nation t-'i'-: : usnt Coolidge. Halt is a
democrat i.-m Co.orstdo and a west
ru ui.;.j..i j.:.-i-iibly will be chosen
to ucctfcd turn. ,