The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942, October 19, 1928, Image 1

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    Entered at the Post Office at Athena, Oregon, aa Second-Clean Mail Matter
Collapsed While Playing In
Game At Medford On
' Friday Last.
Max Newsora, son of Dr. and Mrs.
G. S. Newsom, former residents of
Athena, Weston and Freewater, died
Saturday night at a hospital irt Med
ford, following a collapse during a
football game. Friday."
Young Newsom was a member of
the Ashland normal school team of
recognized ability, and was warned
before entering the game that physi
cal exertion might prove fatal to him,
but his love for athletics was so
strong that he would not refrain from
sports. His parents were witnesses
of the game which resulted in their
son's death.
The boy was removed from the
game under protest, after the coach
saw that he was verging near an ex
hausted condition. He failed to re
vive and was at once removed from
the field to the hospital, where his
condition was at once pronounced to
be critical.
The patient lingered until Satui
day night, when he died of cerebral
hemorrhage, a post mortem disclosed,
according to the attending physician,
who said Newsom had suffered from
an incurable kidney disease and an
examination two weeks ago showed he
had blood pressure of 190.
He is survived by his parents and
a younger brother, Gale, residents of
Klamath Falls.
I If,,, C-VS
Miss Gladys Cameron, elected Miss
Yuma (Arizona) In her own province,
who was chosen Queen of the Desert
at a contest held In San Diego, Calif.,
In connection with girls from elaht
other sections of the desert country.
TTnnvar.Pni-tia Pink
AutO Crash Kills ' Mrs. - F. S. LeGrow has been aD-
Senator Kirkman Pointed city chairman of the Hoover-
uurtis women's club, organized here
the first of the week. Other officers
are, Mrs. R. B. McEwen vice-chair
man; Mrs. Max Hopper, secretary;
Mrs. W. b. Ferguson, treasurer; Mrs.
W, P. Littlejohn, chairman of the
Executive Board. Mrs. Fred Donert
county chairman and Cecil Curl of
Pendleton were here Tuesday in .the
interests of the campaign.
jColfax. William H. Kirkman of
Walla Walla, state senator, was kill
ed and several members of his f am
ily injured at 10:45 o'clock Tuesday
morning when his automobile was
wrecked on the state highway near
Mrs. Isabel Kirkman of Walla Wal
la, the senator's mother, was reported
to have been slightly injured. . She
was suffering from shock. Leslie
Kirkman, brother of the senator, was
badly shaken, and was reported as
being in a dazed condition, unable to One of the most interesting events
explain the accident. He is believed of the fall season is. the annual apple
to be employed with a power company show sponsored by the fruit growers
adjacent to Milton-Freewater, and
the progressiove citizen's of these two
Milton-Freewater Apple
Show Opens Oct. 30
at Pasco,
Mr. and Mrs. Allen H. Reynolds,
the latter the sister of Senator Kirk
man, were shocked and Mrs. Rey
nolds was believed to have been se
verely cut about the head and eyes
Mr. Reynold's injuries were not se-
The accident, Reynolds said, was
seemingly inexplicable, as the road
was good at the point where it oc
curred. The party was en route to
The Car was reported to have cata-
Exciting Events at Horse Show
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T Ik fvlJ tf
Aaron M. Frank of Portland and
his Hackney Pony "Aloma," win
ner of the Portland Chamber of
Commerce $2,000.00 Stake at the
1927 Pacific international.
The chariot races of ancient
Rome offered no more exciting com
petition than some of the events
scheduled for the 10th Annual
Horse Show of tbe Pacific Interna
tional Livestock Exposition to be
held at Portland, Oregon, Novem
ber 3-10, Inclusive.
Roadster classes at fast paces
are shown in the great 234 feet .long
Horse Show arena. Ia that ring
the maneuvers of sevon and eight
six-horse Iieavj draft driving teams
bring the spectators to their feet in
tumultuous applause with their dar
ing and exciting performances.
High and broad jumping events dis
play the stamina and skill of r-tb
horses and riders. , - . :
High stepping harness champions
of America and England are. shown
in superb form. Three and five-gait-ed
American Saddle Horses charm
the spectators with their graceful
action and amazing speed.
The prize money for this Horse
Show is approximately $36,000.00
the largest amount ever offered.
Horses from all over America and
from abroad coma to compete for
Pacific International's prized rib
bons. During each performance
will be staged parados of prize-win
ning Livestock and demonstrations
by famous sheep dogs.
The 18th Annual Pacific Interna
tional Livestock Exposition com
bines Livestock Show; Dairy, Land
and Manufacturers' Products
Shows; Sheep Show; Wool and
Mohair Show; Northwest Hay and
Grain-Show; Fox Show; Industrial
Exposition; Boys and Girls' Club
Work Exhibits; great "Truth in
Meats" demonstration, and daily
auctions of Beef and Dairy Cattle.
$100,000.00 is offered in Premiums.
Attendance each year exceeds 12V
000 persons. -
Leading Railroads of the North
west, and other transportation lines
are offering special reduced fares
to the Exposition.
Admiral E. W. Eberle. who waa
chairman of the general board and re
cently chief of naval operations, hat
retired after 47 years In the navy, be-
ginning at the age of seventeen and
ending with his sixty.fourth birthday.
his career included service In the
Spanish-American and World wars.
thriving East end cities
Competition for ribbons and prizes
is always keen and more interest
than usual is being evidenced this
year, so that the quality of the
exhibits and the beauty of their dis
play will far surpass any previous
The association has erected a new
building for housing the exhibits and
impressive dedicatory services will
be held Tuesday evening October 30,
pulted down an embankment, then to the first night of the show Judge R.
have turnd over so that the senator 1 E, Butler of The Dalles, republican
was crushed beneath it. candidate for representative to Con-
Senator Kirkman, about 60, was F8! is expected to be a speaker.
holdover senator, and was widely utner attractive numbers will go to
known in this state. He was a wid- make UP a splendid program for
evening as well as the two followine
nignts ot the show, representatives
of all parts of the country taking
Committees for all departments of
the show are actively engaged in put-
Mrs. Luther Van Winkle, a former ting plans and arrangements into ef-
Athena resident, was killed last week tect, and it only remains for Uma
Mrs. VanWinkle Killed
In Automobile Wreck
in an automobile wreck, and Mr.
VanWinkle was seriously injured
when his car was struck by another
machine at a street intersection.
Mrs. VanWinkle was buried at Wal
la Walla,, a daughter accompanying
the remains to that city from Cali
fornia. Mr. and Mrs. VanWinkle visited
at the William Booher home in Ath
ena, last August. They lived in Ath
ena several years ago, and Mr. Van
Winkle who is a photographer, con
ducted a gallery here.
tula county citizens to attend and
boost to make the event a success,
Seeding Operations
Resume After Rain
Seeding operations are in full
swing in this vicinity. The farmers
are rejoicing over the recent showers
which have aided in putting the
ground in excellent condition for the
fall work.
Those who have seeded Triplet
and and Hybrid in many instances
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Mat.. r- rviiM "ave nnisnea tneir worK. wnue
Two . automobiles bearing Idaho Federation raisers are just beginning
lions ilte wp in collision on PPea' e weatner man lor
the upper end of Main street, Monday more "in isinorderat this time.
evening, during the ram and when
the pavement was wet. A touring
car slackened speed and was struck
in the rear end by a roadster. The
touring car was not badly damaged
but the roadster was wrecked in
front, coming out of the shock with
a bent axle, a broken spindle and
demolished . headlights. A woman
passenger was slightly injured by
flying glass.
Treating Seed Wheat
The Farmer's Grain Elevator com
pany still has its plant in operation
treating seed wheat. A large tonnage
of seed wheat has been handled at the
elevator this fall and the plant will
be run until fall seeding is completed.
Radio Men Meet
C. M. Eager and R. B. McEwen of
Athena accompanied by Ralph Roth-
rock of Pendleton motored to Walla
Walla Monday night where they at
tended a meeting of amateur radio
operators of that vicinity. Problems
of installation and operation of con
tinuous waves, transmitters and re
ceivers were discussed. It is thought
that a permanent organization will
be established in the near future.
Wound Is Fatal
To Drunk Assailant
Of Farmer King
Jim Carrol a transient farm hand
died at College Place sanitarium Fri
day night of last week as the result
of a shotgun wound inflicted by Floyd
King, rancher in the Lowden district,
on the Oregon side of the state line,
who shot in self defense, after Car
rol who was in a drunken condition,
had followed King into his house and
was choking him.
A coroner's jury exonorated Kina
from all blame, after hearing the evi-
Uence given before it , ; v ;
Carrol had worked for Mr. King on
his ranch during the summer at the
end of which, Mr. King declared, he
quit voluntarily. Later on he ap
proached his former employer and, as
Mr. King needed help, he Dut him
work again. On Monday Carrol
again quit his job and was paid off in
full by Mr. King.
Carrol hired a Walla . Walla taxi to
take him to the King place Friday
evening, where he demanded money
irom Mr. King. He was given
check for $10, whereupon he became
abusive and demanded $20.
Following King into the house he
seized him by the arm and Mr. King
armed himself with a shotgun, Mrs,
King made an effort to help her
husband, but Carrol, who was
powerful man, soon had him around
the neck.
"I did not want to shoot, but when
I saw that he was choking me down,
I fired," said Mr. King. Every effort
was made to pacify him, but he was
clearly intending to choke me to
The charge of shot entered Carrol's
side and he sank to the floor still
conscious. Mr. King summoned the
taxi driver, who had stayed in his
machine, at a loss as what to do, and
the wounded man was placed in the
car and rushed to College Place, the
nearest hospital. Mr. King then
notified officers.
Boy Scouts and Camp Fire
Girls Give Program
This Evening.
(By Scoutmaster Wade LeRoy)
This evening at Lesion Hall the
Wauna Group of camp fire girls and
the Athena Boy Scouts will inin
their efforts in putting on a real old
time basket social.
There is also to be varied enter.
tainment for the evening for all.
There will be games, stunts, music
and. a pantomine. And last but not
least will be the big event of the eve
ningthe eats.
Coffee will be served with the bas
kets as they are sold and from all
indications there will be a fine turn
out of boskets and bidders.
Everyone is invited to come and
bring others and help the local
groups to make this a big success.
Ihere will be $25.00 in merchandise
prizes besides other prizes for the
best baskets.
M. L. Watts will auction the bas
kets off and some lively interest is
expected as there are some fine bas
kets in the making and" some excel
lent prizes to go with some of them.
The town orchestra will furnish
New Sidewalks
The flitv nf Athena ia mittinir a
cinder sidewalk fmm the 4nteentinn the music for the evening,
of Third street west to the Preston- , CamP Fire Gir,s wiU in their
Shaffer Milling comnanv'f. nrnnert.v. dress regalia and Scouts will be in
John B. Yeon, Oregon
Road Builder Passes
to. f. . . aiming vumpaujr a uiuuerur. I .. . 7 :
Alter Eventful Life The new walk will take the place 0f um?orm also and the general public
the rickety board walk that has lone " ""IW,U . "mK0 ""s a very
rortiana. John ts. yeon, Portland been a menace to the safety of Dedes.
capitalist who did much in the de- trians using it. A new concrete side'
invited to make this a very in
formal ' affair, and pleasure and
entertainment will be the keynote of
the evening.
A great deal of work and energy is
being put in on the stunts, decora-
velopment of Oregon's road system, walk is being put down adjacent to
died Monday night, aged 63. the Kidder property on Fifth street,
t . . . . VtT 4-I.a nifi. Ulan HiiA T" Tl 11 !
vuimng 10 uregon as a logging " v"c o. muuue XJCi vaii, la .. . , , " ;
camp laborer he became a millionaire having a new concrete sidewalk put uns 8nd events of the, evening, so
in 21 vears. He retired frnm the down in front of her residence nrotier. a. Iar&e crowd is expected out to show
lumber business in 1906, and there- ty on Adams street, east of Fifth tne cal2 organizations that the Com.
alter devoted mnoh nf hia i street, ana a new walk is nemo- mirt mem
cause of good roads. He was active at Mrs- Willaby's home on Jefferson
in the construction of the Columbia street,
River highway, and was for
years a member of the state highway Oregon State College
Successful Hunters
Return From Selway
Death Hastened By
passing of Her Sister
Announcement was made last week
in the columns of the Press of the
death of Mrs. G. W. Proebstel, Sr.,
formerly of Weston, at her recent
home in Portland.
Shock, attributed to the death of
Mrs. Proebstel, was given as the
cause of the death Saturday of her
sister, Mrs. Effie Olive Gardner, 72,
old-time business .school teacher, at
her home in Portland.
Born in Maine, Mrs. Gardner spent
a number of years in Boston before
coming to Portland 40 years ago. Her
husband died in the East before she
made her residence there. The sisters
had resided together for many years.
Double funeral services were set
for Monday at the Unitarian Church
Welcome Rain Stops Seeding
A welcome rainfall put a tempor
ary stop to seedjng on Athena farms
Monday. Moisture was badly needed
to put the seed bed in proper shape
to receive the seed and sprout the
planted grain.
Back From Hunt
Fay LeGrow, Sam Pambrun, Her
man Geissel and Everett Rothrock re
turned Sunday from their Idaho hunt
ing trip. They had ideal weather for
hunting and brought home their elk
and deer meat in splendid condition.
The party had for transportation fa
cilities the Pettybone pack outfit from
the point where they left their two
trucks, into the hunting country over
a trail blazed through magnificent
scenery, which took them five days
of travel
commission A monument to his name
is the Yeon building, in the heart of
the Portland business district.
ne was born April 24, 1865 at
Plantaganet, Ontario, and came to
the United States as a youth. He
learned English in a night school at
Defiance, Ohio, after working 11
hours a day as a logger. He arrived
in Oregon in 1885 with $2.50 in his
pocket, and his first work in this part
of the country was as aa logger ot
uathiamet, Wash., at $1 a dav. He
made his start on the road to wealth
by obtaining twelve oxen with which
he carried on logging operations.
wnen he retired he ' employed 250
On October 8 he was stricken with
an acute intestinal trouble and an
operation was performed. For a
while he showed improvement but
Monday he suffered a relapse.
Farm Market Review!
Wheat markets were generally a
little weaker last week under influ
ence of rather liberal supplies nnd
less active demand. The October of
ficial estimate of the total United
States wheat crop was 904.000.000
That the! Selway National Forest
in Idaho is an ideal hunting ground,
has been proven quite to the satis
faction of the party which has just
returned to Athena.
F. S, LeGrow, Sam Pambrun, Her
man Geissel and Everett Rothrock
of Athena, with Frank Pettibone and
James Geary, of Grangeville, Idaho,
a fima I increase nver
September. The Canadian estimate we'e .successful m bagging four elk
remained unchanged at 550.000.000 ana S1X. aeer- lne Party W8S ,n the
iiiuuuuuiis iur uireu weeKs, ana ine
bushels, but condition was the poor
est in recent years.
Commercila wheat stocks in Canada
and the United States are now the
largest for this date on record, al-
entire trip was marked by excellent
Twenty-ceven head of mules and
horses were useu for transportation
thouc-h the nenk nf the mnVement t of camp supplies, and trophies.
market may be over. vamp was maae on tne Clearwater
Exports from the United Stales :iV?La . :ne..t,ex,tend!
total only about 42,000,000 bushels , L 1 , IOr ,5
out of 200,000,000 to 225,000,000 i8,8a.ld the
hnhei av.iiLM.' ' a and is made up of a series of ranges
i t vii rxrrnH wt mmto met nnA Hnnn
Mrs. Mary Tompkins
Passes At Hot Lake eluding flour,
ago 80,000,000 bushels had been ex..
ported out of total exports which
amounted to 207,000,000 bushels, in-
yons. Ihe government has construct
ed trails to the extent of about fifty
miles. At many of the higher points
the trails are very narrow, peaks
Friends of Mrs. Mary Tompkins Walla Walla DHvav !!
were Khnolred e0fd ." 7 . . "'c "i"l wy Ml
. ..r viU, w ,,1AS 'in,i, ill depths of thousands of feet.
Haa fen. L. : 1- I . V a. m. . U.1 I . . f . . I . '
" ucblii, wmun occurred at a-i n.i i-i..- i-
eio-ht. n'elnel, U0J..J. : .1 . 8' enjUJ BACUUBIH, Ilfilling in
--o - " wvi.iv f Luutouaj evening ttt
tne not .Lake feamtanum
Portland Fmeat Rnndv ?9 the Clearwater river, and aside from
Wollo nrn.. ! - ' . .', the deer and elk which nhnnnd lnno
Mrs. Tompkins was taken ill about L " aA"'!u. " splla the rMa. hunter- find henr -nd
i uaiuiuav iiii ill. m low ri lira OTrnr n a - " w - -
two weeks ago and after X-rays, an had h' d;'Z. ""Vth hu mountain goat.
wa8".l necessary. She burnin overturned truck on the iw The party was most successful in
was ianen to not L,ake and the oner- t .i t.. t-,, ,7 i brinciner out the meat, which was
ntinn wn. mj uer lusre. Jjeam resulted I . ,; ' .
T ,.' , .. '- from terrible second and third de. generously dispensed to tneir lortu-
w.wi..6 r iiii.ii me yniieux, grew
steadily worse.
Relatives were called and were at
her bedside when death came. Funeral
arrangements have not been made at
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o-ree hurnu ;h;,.h ,a ,: nate friends.
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Although the wreck was not wit- "Tne Night Flyer"
nessed it was believed that the truck
this time fAVST h1 when Sandy fel1 a8leeP
e5 w ' ?tUary WlU U publl8h" while behind the wheel. Gasoline in
the tank ignited, and the. truck was
soon engulfed in flames.
three motorists extinguished the
Weston Here Today
Weston high school football team
will be on the local gridiron this
afternoon to try conclusions with
"Pike" Millers Athena team. Wes
ton's strength is unknown, but re
ports say that lads from over the hill hmmitoi hero
n,!ll - I 1! it '
ttiii yjcBvub a Btruuger lineup man
rtaa ooaciuuieu iaii year. Ainena i iooq tih-l
. .... ' . I n muw iiiuuci mien
nas aeieated V Hot Kock and held .Ten. .Tendon ho. a
. .U1 .11 . i , . " '"'"""UWU YVUIIV
iCou,uiy weu against wa-ni second on manufacturino- hi
Is Coming Tomorrow
The third of the William Boyd
pictures is coming to the Standard
Theatre tomorrow night, when this
popular screen actor will be seen with
flames and extricated Sandy but only .Tnhvnn nUtnn in "The Nii,ht Fiver"
after all the clothing had been burn- denictinr the thrill and rival in
ed from his body. The motorists early western railroad operations,
swathed the truck driver in oil soak- Sunday night Richard Arlen and
ed blankets and rushed him to A I Mnrtr T? r 1 o n will Y anon in 7onn
Grey's "Under the Tonto Rim," as
produced by Paramount FamousPlay
ers. A splendid tale of Arizona dur
ing the gold rush period, the scenes
string team in tum or,j , " iiiuuui ior tne picture nimed in tne lamous
Z, aL a a ? game!', ani y hitches for caterpillar tractors. One Tonto Basin
lad Tstrong nosidon Pav U cT f iT nw.his 1,88 com" Co" "ext in "tatio". "
ed for 1 FScZSktl t afternLn d h 2'" 8eryice in the Mr" "The Last Command" and
ed lor d o clock this afternoon. fieW. The new hitch differs material- "The Shepherd of the Hills."
ly irom those manufactured in the
t.i : rv i i . , . ...
u. uukiii in irver mam. An?ie Rteei we n hrnceH i iioert I n r
ir-ol, ii t,--.... , 1 , V uuerneys in .,nicago
i-i i viimica iaicv aiiu i uiruuifnutiL in Lne Tmme prtnormo. 117 i i t '..j
th. ! 4.u. j.-.i.:.! tl i.. "", . . . "r" " oeen receiveu irom rar.
IZl 0 u ul"r";i1on ,ine "on- m wooa wnatever being used, and Mrs. Philip Guerney who are
rT p u fSr"-mm. gree. mwi w comome pnot wneeis carry the now residing in Chicago. Mr. Guer
7 .eIrJinIPJere Wv0 r n frame proper while smaller, but Ley, while getting out of his car was
ZmiZ I V it 8 ;L " . Bia"c" "T661! are P'acea on the struck by a passing motorist and
rrfn th'.t hni 0n the, """J 1116 hiU:h ls 82 feet ,n thrown to the pavement. He was
trip that weighed 300 pounds and length. .uj . t,.ri ,u v. a-.
carried . .of ,.t ..II... I i . u.. w a m u.u UOI,
ZCS. 7.:r c"u '" regain consciousness until the foiiow-
r..ivo. wan oucaia njiieu a nne Drives New Fnrd a:,i t,r.m i. ..:.
k..AU It .1 - i ... , I . 1 "'ft VlJf . IIBI'IC OVVCIC UIU1BCB
duck on me soutn lork or the Uma- Mr. and Mm. H H Hill tt1A Wlinr I Via limn i . , , , I ,r
tilla, last week. Bert Logsdon and in a new model Ford vnnrh. Mr inn f:,iar t
. - - - MUI.1HVI in i i 1 1 j i i n ci iui.iai.ivc uudiliuii
Union purchased the new car frnm HHi ultk Vi i o M-'i,,.,. rui;-.:
vuMjr, hiwk'uk uuce. Auams, weston aeaicr. Comcanv of Ch capo.