A BIG JOB, BUT ITS DEAD EASY It would be a big job to tell, one hundred, people any thing thnt would interest them in your goods, but its dead easy if done the right way. This paper will .tcl several -hundred at once at nominal cost. . , '., NOT ONE DAY CAN BE POUND in, the week but that you do not need stationery of some sort or other. We iu: aLh neat, clean printing at the very lowest rates. Fast presses, modern types, modern work, prompt delivery. Entered at the Post Office at Athena. Oregon, as Second-Class Mall Matter VOLUME 48. ATIIENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 16. 1927 NUMBER 50 M'Nary-llaugen Bill Introduced Measure to Contain Epual lization Provisions ' Modified Washington, D. C The McNary Haugen bill vetoed last session by President Coolldge has -been started on its way through congrtss agr'n in slightly modified form. . . , Senator McNary, republican, Oregon, . new chairman of the senate agricul tural committee, put the new bill in the senate legislative hopper. The new measure contains the con troversial equalization objected to by the president as unconstitutional in vetoing the original bill, as a means of raising funds to meet the cost of marketing surplus crop. The equalization fee, however, would now be Invoked only after co operative marketing associations with the aid of government funds found ', themselves unable to handle the sur plus and the fees then would be applic able to all commodities, when requir . ed, instead of to only a part. Republicans Oontrol Senate Continuation , of republican control in senate was assured with an an ' nouncement by the five western Inde pendents that they would assist the old guard in organizing that body, Their declaration was made after Senator Curtis, Kansas, republican leader, had assured them that a ma jority of the republican senate con ference "took the position that there should be no unnecessary delay In se curing a vote" on the three measures which the independents had proposed. These are a farm relief pill along the lines of the McNery-Haugen meas ure a bill cyrb the Issvanee of labor injunctions j the federal courts and resolution proposing an Inquiry into the administrate policy In Latin' America, While agreeing to go along on the qnestiM of ergaalzatloa, the five in dependents Blain and Lafollette of Wisconsin and Frazier and Nye of North Dakota, republicans, and Ship stead, farmer-labor, Minnesota an nounced that they would reserve their v rights "to pursue an Independent course of action upon questions which may arise during the session," Senate Bars Vara William 8.' Vare of Pennsylvania trod the pathway upon which the sen ate started Frank L. Smith of Illinois, Vare, a republican, was, in effect, stopped at the senate's door. The oath was denied him until the special campaign funds committee can further investigate and report upon the charge of fraud In both his primary and gen eral election. Like the senator-elect from IJllnola, he will have an opportunity to present his case in person and through counsel before the committee and then will be heard on his own behalf on the senate floor. Hopes of the friends of Vare that his case would prove stronger than that of Smith were shattered, for the senate vote to deny him the oath of office was 88 to SO while that in Smith's case was 58 to 28. Mexican Quia Ordered An Inquiry Into charges published in Hearst newspapers that President Calles of Mexico ordered more than $l,200,00q paid out of the Mexican gov ernment treasury to four United States senators was passed by the senate. Co-operation of the state department in the investigation was asked by 8en ator Reed, republican, Pennsylvania, ' who offered the resolution Of inquiry and was named chairman of the inves tigating committee. The committee membership Includes Senators Jones, Washington; Johnson, California, re publicans; and Robinson, Arkansas, and Bruce, Maryland, democrats. Gun Elevation Voted The "big navy" bloc won a victory when the house, without a record vote, approved overwhelmingly an appropri ation of $940,000 to elevate the guns on the battleships Oklahoma and Ne vada to meet the range of British and Japanese warships. An amendment 4was attached, how ever, to prohibit use of the money for " any modernisations on the ships that would violate the Washington disarm ament treaties. This, in effect, puts up to President Coolldge the determin ation on gun elevations. Placing the full support of his ad ministration behind itPresident Cool ijga transmitted to congress the army engineers' plan for controlling Missls liii sirsr ficods. Steiwer Given Places on Two Big Committees Washington. Senator Steiwer was kindly treated by his party associates, when the Republican caucus approved committee assignments and awarded to him a place on two of the major committees of the senate judiciary and naval affairs. The latter place he had particularly requested. Steiwer also received assignments to banking and currency and privi leges and elections committees, which are often entrusted with important legislation, although not rated as first rank. The banking and currency com mittee will deal with any changes in the federal reserve act or other bank ing proposals, while the elections committee ordinarily deals with elec tion contests. As for minor commit tees, Steiwer goes on Indian . affairs and on claims. . Senator McNary .besides Being chair man of agriculture, retains his mem bership on commerce, irrigation and manufactures and is transferred from Indian affairs to public lands. Stan- field of Oregon was chairman of the public lands committee in the last congress. , The chairmanship is now taken by Nye of North Dakota. 13 Jurymen Hear Drumheller Case Breach of Promise Suit In Walla Walla Superior Court. " "' Vare is Denied Oath to Office WASHINGTON. William S. Vare, of Pennsylvania, trod the pathway upon which the senate recently start ed Frank L. Smith, of Illinois. Vare, a -republican, was, in ef fect, stopped at the senate's door, The oath was denied him until the special campaign funds com. mittee can further investigate an'l report upon the charges of fraud in both primary and general election. Like the senator-elect from Illi nois, he will have an opportunity to present his case in person ajiq through council before thi com mittee and then will be heard on his own behalf on the senate floor. Hones of the ' friends of Vare that his case would prove stronger than that of Smith were shattered for the senate vote to deny him the oath of office was 66 to SO while that of Smith's case was 53 to28. "Red Devils" Take On Heavy Schedule The Press is in receipt of the game schedule of the Helix "Red Devils" basketball team, from L. fr. Tate. The Helix team, faster than ever is playing independent ball this season, and have shouldered big expense to secure games with the outstanding teams of the state, Owine to this fact, and relizing that the fans of Athena and other nearbv .towns should appreciate the opportunity to witness the games, Mr. Tate and the members or we Helix team are depending to some extent, on attendance from these towns to pull the expense bill out of the hole. Helix is prepared to give the fans their money's worth. They have a splendjd gym over there with gener ous seating capacity. Games have been scheduled Whitman college, Goldendale Fireman, Grass Valley Zebras, City of Portland Basketball Team, and - others. Announcement of playing dates at Helix will be given as they are sent in. Walla Walla. Thirteen Jurymen are hearing the breach of promise action which -started Monday in superior court wherein Mrs, May Kelly is suing George Drumheller for $100,000 damages for alleged breach of promise. The thirteenth juror was chosen in the case a juryman be comes ill, that the trial efforts will not come to naught. Will E. Estes is the 13th juror and he will sit before Jud;,-: D. Davidson of Elbnsburg. Both Mrs. Kelly and Drumheller were on the stand yesterday and the testimony f both was heard by a crowd which packed the small couit- roqm, with scores standing in the corridors straining to hear a word now and then. ' Mr. Drumheller was called by the plaintiff as the first witness, and entered a general denial of the charges. Mrs. Kelly followed the general line of her written complaint in her testimony. Drumheller said Mrs. Kelly had worked for him most of the time since 1910 for a wage of $50 a month; he also borrowed some money from her. . He felt friendly towards her, but he said there had never been'any discussion of marriage between them, or anything at any time out of. the way. Mrs. Kelly, a widow, was in tears at times as she gave her testimony. She stated she got money from Mr. Drum heller frequently, and in large amounts, and that they had arranged to be married. In November, 11)26, she stated ,he told, her he was to marry another, later doing so. Jurors are: Jl. H. Hughes, U, H. Tullock ,G, W. Phelps, H.H.KMen, A. N. Walker, Mark Bolter, A. Larson B. J. Sims, Pierre Ganget, Frank Dalton and Henry Hoffman. Will N, Estes is the 13th juror. George Rummens, of Seattle, and Earle Benson are attorneys for Mrs. Kelly, and Francis Garrecht, of Spo kane, and Marvin Evens, of Walla Walla, attorneys for Mr. Drum heller. Rcbekah Officials The Rebekah lodge met Tuesday evening and entertained Mrs. Etta Sanderson, presidentof the Rebek ah Assembly. Mrs. Nellie Bean, Mrs. Sanderson Sr., of Freewater, and Mrs. Eva Kimmouth of Walla Walla, were visitors, also. Election of of ficers was held as follows: Charlotte Dickenson. Noble Grand; Belle Pink- erton, vice-Grand ;Maude Logsdon, re cording Secretary; Ceha Harden, fi nancial Secretary; Bessie Thompson, Treasurer. Laura Gross, Katherme Keen and Bessie Thompson served refreshments. To Held Food Sales The Baptist Womens' Society have organized themselves into two di visions for handling cooked food sale, Mrs. Emmet Lee and Mrs. Jess Smith heading the divisions. There will be a cooked food sale on the third Saturday of each month at Steve's store, beginning at 1 o'clock P. M. Mrs. Lee's division holds the sale tomorrow. New Kotary Plow Prepares beed Bed In One Operation A tool that promises to revise plowing methods, at least for ceitain conditions, has recently been develop ed in the form of a rotary plow now being manufactured in Salem, Ore. For centuries the American farmer has plowed his fields with the same type of instrument. In Palestine and and other sections of the world the same type of crude wooden plow is used today as in pre-historic time. The new spading , plow can be attached to an ordinary tractor. The spading wheels revolve at such a velocity that the soil is thoroughly pulverized and prepared for a seed bed in one operation. Deep plowing can be done by driving at the rate of 2Vi miles an hour, or moderately deep at the rate an ordinary plow -team travels. Cost of preparing the -soil is found to compare favorably with the cost of the several operations ordinarily re quired. Advantages are more thor ough incorporation of organic refuse with soil and ability to fit the soil when the moisture conditions are right. This one operation prepares the land to take the smallest seed and if dry weather follows the soil can be rolled to avoid any excess looseness of land," Soil specialists from the Oregon experiment station who have seen demonstrations with this spading plow believe it to be a very promising implement for various conditions A large type of the machine is also made to use with powered tractors, It is now baing used extensively in South America. Ted Roy Second In National Sing Agnes Davis and Wilbur Evans Score First In Final Tese. Arab Camel Driver And Prospector to - Get Arizona Honor Oregon Granges Are Prospering There are 227 Granges in this state, Clackamas county having the largest number, 19, Lane coming next with 17 and- others following Wash ington county 13, Columbia, 12, Linn and Union each 10, Baker, Mult' nomah, Wallowa and Wasco each 9, Marlon, Polk and Yamhill each 8, Deschutes, Grant and Lincoln each 7, Benton, Douglas and Umatilla each 6, Jackson and Tillamook each 5, Crook, Gilliam, Hood River, "Jefferson, Jose phine, Morrow and Wheeler each 4, Clatsop 3, Coos and Sherman 2 each, Lake and Malheur 1 each. State Master Palmiter reports the order in prosperous condition throughout Oregon. Christmas Tree Exercises The Baptist Sunday school is giving their Sunday school program for Christmas, on Friday evening December 23rd at the church at 7;30 o'clock. There will be readings, play lets, songs, drills and processionals, and a real Santa Claus with his bells and gifts, coming in a whirlwind of snow. Portland. Ted A. Roy, 22-year-old tenor who won $2000 jn gold and ona year's tuition in a leading musical conservatory by taking second place from a field of ten contenders in the finals of the Atwater Kent radio audition,is a junior at the Oregon Agricultural college, at Corvallis, and a resident of Pilot Rock, Or. The contest in which he participated was broadcast from WEAF, New York city, last Sunday night through a nation-wide chain of stations - in cluding KGW, The Oregonian sta tion, during the regular Atwater Kent hour. Agnes Davis of Denver and Wilber W. Evans of West Philadelphia were adjudged the first prize winners from among the ten finalists in the At water Kent national audition over WEAF. Roy's victory in the final contest climaxed a persistent series of tri umphs covering a period of three months' efforts. His initial victory was in the local contest conducted in Corvallis in September. Then when the Oregon -state audition was broadcast from the Oregonian sta tion three weeks later he bested the field of nine contenders to win state honors. In the district elimination at San Francisco he also won first place, thereby acquiring the right to represent the west in the New York city finals. He shares parallel honors with Emilo da Prato, San Francisco soprano, who won second place in the girl's class. Coming from pioneer Oregon stock, Mr. Roy is a typical west erner. The major portion of his life has been spent at Pilot Rock where his father, L. E. Roy, settled 37 years ago and established a blacksmith shop. It was through young Roy's labors in his father's smithy that he acquired the title of "the singing blacksmith." From early childhood, young Roy demonstrated unusual aptitude as a singer. He inherited a fine tenor voice from his father, a singer of more than average ability, and through the urging of his friends he went to Pendleton while still in his early 'teens for professional coaching. While attending high school there he continued his musi cal study. Quartzsite, Ariz. The resting place of "Hi Jolly," picturesque Arabian, who drove camels and hunted for gold on the Arizona desert in the early '50s, is about to be immortalized by the Quartzsite Women's club. "Hi Jolly," whose real cognomen was beyond the linguistic abilities of Arizona settlers of 1850, brought the first herd of camels into the desert here to be used by the army for trans portation. . , - i His camel driving days ended when the rocky desert formation proved be yond the endurence of the camels He then turned to prospecting. ,., Although this ended the camel freighting, it was not the end of the camels. As they roamed wild over the desert.they frightened Indians and stampeded herds of cattle. Finally they went the way of the buffalo na they were hunted and killed. ' The Quartzsite Woman's club plans to obtain title to the lonely graveyard located in the desert wastes and have the school children erect a monument over the grave of Arizona's first Arib ian resident. Dean Siraub; "Grand Old Man of Oregon." Uonored -fB;S'-NX i 4. - Mrs. Tompkins Entertains Mrs John Tompkins entertained the M. E. Home Missionary society at her home Wednesday aftarnoon with a large number of members present, The home was elaborately decorated with Christmas appropriateness. "Af ter the business session an Xmas playlet was given in which the follow ing ladies took part: Mesdames H. H. Hill, Ralph Singer, W. O. Read, W. McPherson, Clarence Hand. Visitors present were Mrs. Mable Coppock, Mrs. Chance Rogers and Mrs. Edgar Adair. The next meeting of the so ciety will be at the home of Mrs. Mc-Pherxon. CP wi f y Si SSSaSSBWK'iT A life-size portait"of John Straub, dean croerltui of m'-n f the Uni versity of Oregon, was unveiled at the Homcomiitg feri-muii'n-s of the Trnivpiuity. The picture wai painted by Julian Lfiniac, noted urtint of Kew York. Many words of prabc for IX-aii traul, ho lias wind the University for 50 years, were heard at the ftrcui'my. Ia-.hi fci..julj whs deseribed as "Students' friend and couueeilor for DO years." lit- i still active on the campus, and holds a prouiiucnt positiu': in lli-- Greek ii pai t meat. , ' . . Umatilla County is Second in Valuation Salem, Multnomah county's v&l uation has increased from $321,' 825,485 a year ago to $326,301,300, according to the 1927 tax roll. As usual, Umatilla county is first in the list ofte: Multnomah, though it has decreased as compared with a year ago. The respective figures for that county are $45,798,254 and $43, 206,479. Patient Slightly Injured While enroute from Weston to Port land for medical treatment, J. E Lumsden was slightly injured when the auto, driven by Mrs. Lumsden went into the ditch at the Coppock place on the highway east of town on account ofsnow on the pavement Mr. Lumsden who was on a bed in the oar, received slight bruises about the head. Help soon arrived and the car pulled back on the road, after Mr Lumsden had been brought to Athena in a passing tar. Ralph McEwen accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Lumsden to Portland, the three taking the train at Pendleton. Athena Full Time Students at O. A. C. Oregon Agriculture College.-- Athena is represented by two of the 3433 full time students registered at the college this term. The total en rollment including summer session and short term courses is nearly 5000 in addition to those registered for ex tension courses. Elsa Ringel is a senior in the school of home economics. She is a member of the Greater O. A. C. com mittee which has for its aim the promotion of the welfare of the state and college by fostering a finer col lege spirit and a keener interest in higher education throughout the state. Miss Ringel has also par ticipated in co-ed sports. Granville Cannon is a freshman in the school of agriculture. lie is u member of Tau Kappa EpHiion, men's social fraternity, and also a Beaver Knight member from that organization. The Beaver Knight chapter of the National Order of Intercollegiate Knights fosters student body traditions. ' Oklahoma Governor Bars Legislature Calls Out State droops to Prevent Meeting to Impeach Him Oklahoma City. Throe conipunlca of Oklahoma City units of the national guard were called out by Adjutant General Charles F. Barrett, under proa lamation of Governor Johnston, to prevent meetings of the state legisia-: ture. Governor Johnston in his official statement to General Barrett asserted . his belief that all matters connected ' with the meeting of the legislature should be held status quo until the various court actions had been de cided. Calling of the militia followed the voting of five charges of impeach ment against the governor by the in surgent house committee, ready to bo passed on by the house scheduled to reconvene Monday. Members of the Oklahoma legisia-, ture, who have been playing a game of hide and seek from state militia in an effort to meet and vote on impeach ment charges against Governor Henry S. Johnston, met at the breakfast hour in a downtown hotel Tuesday and im peached the executive. O. P. Hill, speaker of the house of representatives, announced he had been Informed the senate would meet and receive a comm4ttee from the house with the charges. Members of the senate met In caucus and pledged full support to the house. Chief Justice Fred T. Branson of the state supreme court and Charles B. Cordell, president of the state board of agriculture, also were Im peached. Justice Branson was charged with "corruption in office" and Cordell with alleged "payroll padding." , Two Mac Hi Men Play in 35 Games Milton Eugle: The Medford game terminated the brilliant career of two Mac-Hi's valiant Pioneers, Merle Hufford, sensational halfback, and "Stonewall" Max Carney. They have both played on the Mac- Hi football team for four years and have won fame by their splendid playing. These two men have played in a total of thirty-five games, vanquishing twen ty-seven opponents, tying two, and bowing down to six. They have help ed win the Eastern Oregon champion ship for two successive years, and as a final reward, they got to play for the state championship. Merle won his fame by his spectacular open field running, while Max won his by his ability to hold that line. St. Johns Won Game . The St. Johns, Wash, high school basketball team took the first game of the season from Athena, Thursday evening of last week, on the home floor, score 22 to 11. Athena potted two baskets at the start of the game, but the St. Johns lads soon closed up the gap, and led throughout. The Adams boys and girln' teams play Athena in the home gym, Monday night. Zero Weather This part of Umatilla county has been experiencing winter weather since last Saturday night when the thermometer registered 7 below zero. Since then the weather has moder ated. The ground Is covered with about two inches of snow. In the Helix district, the snow was drifted considerably by a strong wind. Cholera Breaks Out Salem. A representative of the state veterinarians' office will leave for Tigh Valley, Wasco county, to inoculate "hogs, where cholera has . made its appearance. The disease was reported to Dr. W. H. Lytic, state veterinarian, by C W. Dj!gh, Witdcd founty agent. Will Hold Turkey Shoot The Athena Gun Club will hold its second turkey shoot of the season on the home shooting grounds, Sun day. Shooting will begin promptly at 10 a. m. The traps will be in readiness and the turkeya on hand at that hour, and scatter gun devotees from Pendleton and other nearby towns are coming to participate in the shoot. FEDERAL DRY AGENTS MADE 64,986 ARRESTS Washington, D. C Sentences ag gregating 4,477 years and fines total ing $5,775,225.48 wore imposed this year for violations of the dry law, Dr. J. M. Doran, prohibition commis sioner, declared in his annual report to Secretary of the Treasury Mellon. Doran prosented a matter of fact- story of the bureau's accomplishments, asked for no new legislation, delivered no lectures on prohibition, and mude no spectacular claims about enforce ment work. "Prohibition agents made 64,986 ar rests during the year ended June 30, 1827, and seized 7,137 automobiles, valued at $3,529,296.70, and 353 boats, valued at $316,823," he reported. "As a result of the work of such agents 51,945 prohibition cases against Indi viduals were handled in federal courts and 36,546 persons were convicted, of which numbor 11,818 were given Jail sontences." WAR CLOUD DISPELLED Poland and Lithuania Agree to Settle Their Differences. Geneva. Poland and Lithuania for mally declared themselves at peace at a special session of the council of the leHgue of nations. They agreed to en ter Into direct negotiations with each other for the settlement of their dif ferences. This probably means that full diplomatic relations will be re stored shortly. .. Premier WuldemaraH of Lithuania and M. Zaleskl, Polish forelgu minis ter, announced before the council that they accepted the Polish-Lithuanian settlement. Premiers Pllsudskl and Waldemarad have agned to enter negotiations as soon as posalblo In order to establish relations between their two status which will "liMure a good understand ing butweon the nations, upon v.li't'.i peace depends." The Etude Club The Etude Club met at the home of Mrs. Loyd Michener Thursday afternoon with Miss Evalyn Sellars and Miss Mildred Bateman as host esses. Mrs. C. M. Eager gave a musical reading, "The night Before Christmas. Mrs. O, IL Reeder rend ered a vocal solo, Miss Zola Keen a piano Kclecti'm. Refreshment:; were k-rvd by the h..Ut. Alleged Rum Ring Leaders Sentenced. Tacoma, Wash. Klmer Gibson, ex sheriff of days Harbor county, was sentenced to serve 18 months in the United States penitentiary at McNeil Island and to. pay a fine of $5000 for violation of the federal prohibition law. Sentence wa.i pn.nounced by Judge Cusihinan in C'nitu 1 States dis trict court here. A. J. Curtid ond It. O. Lane rtc;ivel similar sentences. Gibson, On tie ana Lano the re Pitted leaum ct the mm ling.