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VOLUME 49. ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNrY, OREGON. FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 12, 1928 NUMBER 41
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AT MASS MEETING
Stephens, Mayor; Little jotin
McLeod, Radtke, Pinker
At the citizens mass meeting, held
at City Recorder Richards' office Fri
day evening the following ticket was
nominated to be voted on atthe mu
nicipal election, which "will' be held
Tuesday, November 6: -For
Mayor 0. 0. Stephens.
Councilmen W. P. Littlejohn, Wil
liam McLeod, J. W. Pinkerton and F
B. Radtke. '
1 City Recorder B. B. Richards.
City Treasurer J. F. Kershaw.
,; The nominations were ail made by
acclamation, the secretary -of the
meeting casting ballot for the respec
The names of the candidates nomin
ated at this meeting will appear
printed on the election ballots.
Mayor ' Stephens, Councilman Mc
Leod, Recorder Richards and Treasur
er Kershaw were nominated to suc
ceed themselves in office. Mr. Little
john -and Mr. Pinkerton were serving'
on the council by appointment to fill
vacancies caused by removal from
the city of Councilmen Prestbye and
Shick. Mr. Radtke, who has previous-
Sue Tie, sixty-five years old, a Chi
nese steward on the Sylph, the sec re
tary of the navy's yacht, has been re.
tired, after 30 years in the United
States navy. He was presented with
an official letter of congratulation
from Acting Secretary of the Navy T.
Douglas Rc!;lnscn. He retires with
life pension of 51 CO per month.
Umatilla County Dairy
Herd. Again Leads the
State In Production
Pendleton. The organization of the
Umatilla Dairy Improvement As.
ly served as a member of the council, sociation has unearthed the fact that
was nominated .in place of A. w.
Logsdon, whose term will expire with
the end of the fiscal year.
Oregon State College
Farm Market Review
Wheat markets on the'whole were
unchanged to slightly higher last
week. Rye showed improvement on
export inquiry and is considered to
be in rather firm position.
Soft wheats were about steady at
$1.48 $1.49 in St. Louis for No.
grade bulk basis, which is a little
better than this kind was bringing
a year ago but not nearly -to high as
last April and. May. t
The world supply of bread grains.
according to present information, is
not greatly different from a year ago.
In the northern hemisphere there ap-
this county contains some of the best
dairy cattle in any of the cow test
associations of Oregon. According to
the August report of that association
of which E. M. Hauser is tester, the
county is still maintaining its high
level of production. '.
Among the eleven reporting" as.
sociations in the state the H. M. Som
mer herd of Hermiston produced the
highest herd average of butter fat
for the month. This herd of seven
Jerseys made an average of 54.1 lbs
of butter fat.
According to County Agent Holt
there were 49 herds tested in the
Umatilla association with an average
butter fat production of 25.3 lbsi per
cow. The 602 cows on the test gave
an average of 577 lbs. of milk. It
is interesting to note that there were
75 cows which produced more than
40 lbs. of butter fat,
The high herd having over 20 cows
pears to De about o per cent more
wheat but rye production is enough belonged to Carl Anderson of Free-
I water, this herd including 22 cows.
less to offset the increase in wheat,
c..ti i .- i i .........
buuuuki. ..e.mspneru crop are more In the group of 12 to 20 COWS, the
a year aero, but old
are about 30,000,000
On the demand side, in addition to
the norntal increase in consumption
of perhaps 6 per cent, there is a poor
potato crop in prospect in Europe and
the corn is also small there.
herd of Ace Wagner
was nign producing, the herd con
taining 20 cows. The high herd under
12 cows belonged to H. M. Sommerer,
The second high producing cow of
the association, belonging to G. E.
Minor of Irrigon, produced 1181 lbs
of milk containing 82.7 lbs. of fat.
The following is the record of high
producing cows for this month: Cows
Raid at SDOkane producing more than 70 lbs. of fat
ueiuugeu tu i. cj. lumur or imgon.
Snnkan SixtVi-iof mon making over W lbs. fat be
arrested. $5,000 spitpH and mnnh longea to u. Hi. Minor oi irrigon. u,
gambling eauinment was confiscated ? Smith of Pendleton, A. Seifert of
Many Arrested in
late this afternoon when the sheriff
raided a Chinatown gambling estab
lishment. The raid was accomplished after a
van load of officers had overpowered
lookouts stationed at every entrance
of the building. The . work was ac
complished so quickly and so quietly
that the men inside were still play
ing, with their money on the tables
before them when the officers .enter
Freewater and T. H. Haddox of
Hermiston. 4 year olds making 45
lbs. fat "belonged to H. M. Sommerer
of Hermiston, G. E. Minor of Irrigon
and Carl Johnson of Stanfield. 3
year olds making over 40 lbs. fat be
longed to H. M. Sommerer, Andy
Anderegg, L. C. Dyer, P. P. Sullivan.
oi Hermiston. W. u. Graham. Ace
Wagner of Freewater, James Duncan
I of Adams, and L. C. Todd of Hermis
ton. 2 year olds making 35 lbs. of
Most of the men arrested are' white at hnged to L. C. Dyer, Hermis
the rest are Chinese and
Met With Helix Union
' Umatilla County ,W. C. T. U. met
with the Helix union, Friday, October
5th with our county president Mrs.
A: F. May in the chair and her
great efficiency and pleasing person
ality helped to make the convention
a great success. A no-hostess lunch
eon was served at the noon hour. The
Milton union invited the convention
to meet with ' them next year, and a
substantial thank offering was receiv
ed. MRS. ZELThA McINTYRE. ;
ton, W. L. Lay, Stanfield, H. E. Cool,
Boardman F. A. Baker, Stanfield. Ace
Wagner, Freewater, I. Skovbo, Board
man, A. R. Coppock, Adams, and W.
G. Graham, Freewater.
O. A. C. Professor Here
Professor C. J. Mcintosh of the
Oregon State College staff in indus
trial journalism, was in Athena Tues
day, and called at the Press office.
Professor Mcintosh will hold a one
day training school for rural news
paper correspondents of
Grant County Deer
Athena hunters as a rule, have been
fairly" successful this season on hunt
ing trips into Grant county. Frank
Williams and Fred Beckner shot two
bucks there during the first of the
season. Lloyd Michener bagged a
couple of two-pointers later and last
week Henry Dell and his son-in- law,
Armond DeMerritt, brought in two
more. Leornard Geissef got the limit
over there when he went hunting
with the Arbtgast boys where he
shot two small bucks.
World Series Radioed
Local radio sets in Athena were
well patronized by base ball fans dur-
county I ; j . ... ... .
-- i rj . . , - rara, iii which uie wrec&nig crew ui
nH tLlT P ' the St- kuis Cardinals Five home
tend the session. . I , , .
iuilo were otureu py me I anus in
the last game. Babe Ruth laced out
three of them, Gehrig one and Durst
A Future Farm Leader
Adam Duncan Dunn, Jr., of Wapato,
Washington, and hie Shorthorn
. bull calf, "King of Supremacy."
As long as the Influences ot the
4-H Clubs remain, America will
never lack an adequate supply of
capable managers for its farms.
Adam Duncan Dunn, Jr., is an ex
cellent example of the type of
young farmer the organization is
developing. Adam is a former 4-H
Club member. He is a son of the
late Adam Duncan Dunn, one of the
original founders and Trustee-Director
of the Pacific International
Camp Plummcr, the official an
nual meeting place of 4-H Clubs in
this territory, '3 ono at the most
outstanding developments ot the
Pacific International, the 18th An
nual of which t.::i b3 h9ld at Port
land, Oregon, irovembor 810, in
clusive. The Fat SU. tr.A Breeding sec
tions of t'.ie Imposition promise,
this year, to be the best of its many
successful . events. Shorthorns,
Herefords, and Aberdeen-Angus ex
hibits will compete tor the prized
ribbons and a share in the Premi
ums totaling $100,000.00. ..
Fifteen breeds cf Sheep, Anjora
and milk Goats, .and five breeds of
Hogs will be exhibited. Iq the
Wool and Mohair Show there is to
be a splendid showing of sheep and
goat fleeces as well as wool prod
ucts of various Wnds.., , ,
'For Spectacular "entertainment
there will be the 10th Annual Horse
Show for which approximately 3G,
000.00 in prize money Is offered.
Programs 7 evenings and 3 after
noonsfeature stirring high and
broad jumps, sterling performances
by Harness Horse3 and three- and
five-gaited American saddle horses
as well as exciting six-in-hand draft
team driving contests. During each
performance parades of prize-winning
Livestock will be staged .and
demonstrations given by famous
In addition to the foregoing, Pa
cific International will combine, In
its educational presentations, Dairy
Livestock Exhibits; Dairy, Land
and Manufacturers' Products
Shows; Northwest Hay and Grain
Show; Industrial Exposition; Fox
Show; Boys' and Girls' Club Work
Exhibits, and gloat "Truth t in .
Meats" demonstration. . ,
All transportation lines offer re
duced fares to the Exposition.
Mrs. M. J. Bagley
v Dies At Portland
Mrs. Mary Josephine Bagley, late
of 2711 61 Street S. E., Portland,
Oregon, who passed away at the
family home Thursday evening the
fourth of October was for eight years
resident of Athena. She was born
in Benton county, Oregon, Septem
ber 27, 1872 and lived in that com
munity until her marriage in 1895 to
Andrew J. Bagley. Shortly after
their-marriage they came to live in
Athena where, until' 1905. they 'con
ducted a grocery store. After leav
ing Athena she lived in Portland,
Oregon, excepting forseven years in
Buhl, Idaho. The last ten years she
has lived in Portland.
Mrs. Bagley is survived by her
husband, Andrew J. Bagley and her
daughter Elva A. Bagley; two sisters
Mrs. Jessie Lyons, of Portland and
Mrs. C. W. Wardle, of Corvallis; three
brothers, John M. Brinkley, of
Chicago, Illinois; T. H. Brinkley, of
lssaquah, Washington, and Walter E.
Brinkley of Suver, Oregon.
Funeral services were held Satur
day, uctooer 0, and interment was
made at Lincoln Memorial Park, Port
Mis. Danner Married
The following interesting item was
clipped from the Goldendale Sentinel,
of the date of October 4th, and will
be of interest to many friends of the
bride in this vicinity, who will join
the Press in congratulations: Mrs,
Mary Danner, a sister of Mrs. Chas.
Dudley, and M. E. Leon were married
last night at the home of C. S. Eshel
man, at Centerville, Mr. Eshelman
performing the ceremony. Besides
the Dudleys, a daughter of Mrs. Dan
ner, Mrs. W. H. Hawley of Kolin,
Mont- was present at the wedding.
The couple will make their home in
Goldendale in the home prepared by
Mr. Leon, the former Rankin proper
ty on Broadway, which has been com
Fruit and Blossoms
Carl Plucker, diversified farmer re
siding southeast of Athena in the
Thorn Hollow district, reports that
at the ' present time an apple tree
"Fresno" Threw Him
While operating a Fresno out at
bearing ripe fruit, is also adorned Homer Watts' ranch" Tuesday
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with blossoms on many limbs. Also
Mr. Plucker is picking ripe straw
berries froni plant that are putting
"Lefty" Kretzer was thrown for the
count. When he got up he lifted a
sprained back. No damage to the
Arthur Coe, prominent Helix farm
er, has filed as a candidate for county
commissioner on the ' independent
ticket His indorsment; for the office
comes from many residents of the
county. In his declaration of candi
dacy, Mr. Coe says, "If elected to the
office. . .1 will during the term of of
fice (discharge the duties . to the best
my ability." The slogan which
Mr. Coe asks to have printed by his
name on the ballot is "Will work for
equal distribution of county funds"
Adds To Farm Holdings"
Completion of the transfer of a half
section of wheat land north of' Ath
ena from M. L. Watts to Virgil Zerba
has been announced, although no
statement ofconsideration is made.
The purchase of this land by Mr.
Zerba, increases his holding to ap
proximately 550 acres of fine wheat
soil. Leased land in addition, gives
Mr. Zerba around 900 acres "to oper
ate. ' .
A large crowd attended the Thompson-Foster
sale Wednesday. A free
lunch was served at noon. Mules,
horses and farm equipment were dis
posed of at the sale, which was held
at the Walter Adams ranch, now
under lease to Messrs. Thompson
Tree Sponsored Here
Mayor Stephens has proposed com'
muhity Christmas tree festivities in
Athena this year. The event is to be
sponsored by the churches and- par
ticipated in by the Athena public
Several years have passed since the
community took part as a whole in
Christmas cheer and' entertainment.
In the old days parents and children
.gathered at -.oner otheriiiof, ..the
churches where old Santar"Claus
picked a present from a beautifully
decorated ' Christmas tree for every
child present, and many of the grown
ups received presents also. Well bal
anced programs given by Sunday
school children, together with ap
propriate musical selections, never
failed to please and entertain audi
It is probable that attention will
Boon be directed to details of hav-
ing a Community tree this Christmas,
with committees appointed to take
charge of the event.
Not Aid Hickman
San Francisco, Governor C. C.
Young said on arrival here that he
would do nothing to prevent the ex
ecution of William Edward Hickman,
murderer of little Marion Parker in
Los Angeles, unless he learned new
facts which would alter his whole
understanding of the case.
"Unless somethingnost unusual is
brought to my attention I will do
nothing to alter the decision of the
court that sentenced Hickman," said
the governor. There is little pos
sibility that William Edward Hick
man, sentenced to hang on Oct. 19,
will be granted a reprieve.
Has Hard Luck
Willis Kutch, pioneer farmer of
Basket mountain, met with a piece
of hard luck the other day and his
doctor says he will be on crutches for
a month reports the Leader. Mr.
Kutch had just arisen from a bed' of
sickness and gone out into the field to
work, when one of his horses became
fractious, threw him and trampled up
on him. A knee which had long been
crippled was dislocated.
The twenty-first annual convention
of Umatilla county Rebekah and
Boardman lodges will be held tomor
row at Freewater with morning and
afternoon sessions and a banquet in
the evening. Prominent lodge lead
ers over the state and from Washing
ton will be present.
Office Repapered ,
E. A. Bennett has been en&racred
this week in repapering and painting
the interior of Dr. Cowan's office, , on
Main street. The color scheme car
ired out in grey, lends a pleasing and
artistic effect to the decoration of
MISS CLARA SEAMAN
Miss Clara Seaman, who Is the first
woman to receive a degree In metal-
lurglcal engineering and will be the
only one of her sex actively engaged
In that profession when she takes up
ner worn witn the Dorr company In
New. York office. Miss Seaman took
her degree from the Washington State
college of mines this summer.
His Chick Hatchery
25,000 Egg Capacity
Milton. C. F. Collins, owner of the
rTeewater Hatchery, who is nrobablv
the largest operator in the baby chick
business in eastern Oregon and who
last year, advertised extensively, is
doubling the capacity of his plant in
order to handle the volume of busi
ness that is coming his way.
It will be remembered that Mr. Col
lins installed a Mammoth Buckeye in
cubator of 12,500 egg capacity last
year, which was the first of its kind
in this section. Mr. Collins put in the
big machine as something of an ex
periment, but before the season was
far advanced he found that it was a
sound business proposition. . Orders
came in such volume that he had all
he could supply and had to curtail
hi&jEfforU.to find, new business. The
success of the venture has caused him
to feel justified in doubling the
capacity of the plant this winter by
the addition of another machine like
the first one. This gives him a cap
acity for 25,000 baby chicks every 21
Mr. Collins already has his order
in for the new machina and is now
engaged in remodeling the building
in order to accommodate it. While he
is doing the job he is making the
room large enough to accommodate
more machines as he believes it will
be necessary to add them in a very
short time. The work is to bo com
pleted during the winter months in
order to have the enlarged plant ready
when the hatching season begins. He
plans on devoting his attention most
Iy to White Leghorns, Rocks, Redi
and turkeys, but will also be prepar
ed to take care of a large amount ol
Snared the Big 'Un
Over in the Umatilla there is
deep pool. In that pool there is a big
rock protruding out of the water,
Down deep, behind that rock a whop
per of a Rainbow trout made his
home this -summer. Several local
anglers had received the thrill of
hooking him, but their tackle failed
to hold him. Billy Pinkerton hooked
him a couple of times and to himself
laid claim to the big speckled beauty,
Time after time "Pink" stopped at
the pool, but the wary one refused the
lure offered. It remained for Penn
Harris to snare the big fellow Sun
day. He did it with a single salmon
egg hook. The rainbow measured
better than 19 inches. Now Billy
passes up that particular pool.
Installs New Heater
The Duffield barber shop was with
out bath facilities for a couple of
days this week, when the water, heat
er developed a leak. Mr. Duffield
made a trip to Walla Walla and pur
chased a new heater, which has been
First Killing Frost
The first killing frost of the sea
son made its appearance Wednesday
night, when the mercury dropped
down to the freezing poipt. Flower
gardens and late varieties of veget
ables felt the effects of the frost.
Jack Calder has been engaged this
week in laying a new tin roof on a
portion of the Farmers Grain Ele
vator company's warehouse.
New Radio Sets
W. R. Harden. Max Honner. Georc
and Carl Sheard have recently in-stalled-new-Atwater
Kent radio jets'..
Snow In Montana
Helena. Montana shivered yester
day as a storm moving southward out
of Canada brought snow to most of
the state. The minimum temperature
here during the day was 32. Colder
was the prediction for tomorrow.
Visited At Weston
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Hall of Athena,
parents of Mrs. Carl Brandt, were
visitors Sunday at the Brandt
residence in Weston, reports the
Leader. . ... , . , .
CUTOFF PLAN IS
UP TO ROAD MEN
Matter Comes Before High
way Association for
Action This Week.
Walla Walla.- Claims for recogni
tion, of the Umatilla cutoff will be
presented to the state ' good roads
convention here this week, it was an
nounced yesterday as a result of the
meeting at Wallula Sunday of the
Walla Walla-Umatilla road associa
"In the meeting discussion of the
subject by Congressman J. W. Sum
mers, B. M. Huntington, president
Ben HilL H. B. Noland. Charles
Stinson, of Pasco, and others, left the
audience impressed with the knowl
edge that the road will be" built.
and built sooner than most people ex
pect, Dement Church, vice-president,
stated yesterday. "The road site has
been accepted by the federal govern
ment and federal money stands as
available aid whenever Oregon and
Washington get together on the con
struction of this 26 miles of road.
"A map displayed showed that 31
miles for west bound traffic would be
saved for Walla Walla and 91 miles
for the- Pasco-Ritzville section. A
speaker emphasized the community
loss and waste of traveling extra
miles over a 1200 foot raise, figured
into cost per auto and consequent loss
per day, running into thousands for
the stream of autos which use our
"This cutoff will be an important
link in the chain which with the com
pletion of the Lolo pass highway will
forge for free and open transporta
tion through this section."
Dedication November 17
Finishing touches, on the big Mem
orial Union building on the campus
of the State college at Corvallis have
progressed to the point where it is
certain the $550,000 structure will be
ready for dedication at Homecoming
November 17. Already the offices
are so nearly completed that many
organizations have moved in. These
include the graduate manager's staff,
the Athletic News bureau, the alumni
association dnd tha Barometer news
paper staff. .
Grading the landscaping around the
exterior is nearing completion making
the building stand out with d'stinc
tive beauty. The cost of the build
ing has been met from other than
tax sources as a me.ans of providing
an active working memorial to the
college's service heroes.
William Boyd is
Coming In "Skyscraper
William Boyd, who pleased a large
audience in "Two Arabian Knights"
at the Standard Theatre last Satur
day night, will be seen on the screen
tomorrow, supported by Sue Carol
and Alan Hale in "Skyscraper." One
of his best pictures of the year.
Sunday night, roguish Clara Bow
with that sterling actor. Charles
Rogers, will be presented by Para
mount in "Get Your Man," a play
that is a worthy successor of "It"
which really clinched Miss Bow's
great chance in "Wings," which fol
The contract for "The King of
Kings" has been approved and the
ates scheduled for this great picture
are Saturday and Sunday, November
24 and 25. .
Played First String Men
"Pike" Miller's high school foot-
ball team ran into a first string line
up at Milton-Freewater Saturday, so
they report, while McLaughlin second
team which they were scheduled to
meet, was playing at Touchet. Mill
ers lightweight bunch was pretty
roughly handled, but those who wit
nessed the fray state that McLaughlin
had no easy time running up a 20-0
A Hoskins for Sheriff club was.
organized at an enthusiastic meeting
at Pendleton in the Umatilla County
Library Auditorium Monday evening,
October 8th. Officers were elected
nd plans laid for future meetings
and for further advertising. The of
ficers elected were as follows: Mr.
Ben Burnett, President; Mrs. N. O.
Johnson, Secretary; Mrs. Claude
Winter Hits Idaho
LewiHtoq. A rapidly falling ther
mometer with prospects of a, heavy
frost heralded an early winter here
tonight. Grangeville, 90 miles south
west of here, reported a half inch of
snow fallen since late afternoon,
which stopped plowing and seeding
operation on the Camas prairie.