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VOLUME 49. f ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 26. 1928 NUMBER 43
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Funeral Services Held at the
Mrs. Mary Tompkins died at Hot
'.Lake Sanitarium WednesdayjDctober
17, 1928,' following an operation per
formed a few-days previous, fr ;
The funeral services were held
Tuesday morning at ten o'clock at
the Methodist church in Athena, Rev.
Melville T. Wire of Pendleton officiat
ing. The service was effective and
beautiful, music by a quartet of the
following being much, appreciated:
Mrs. Otho Reeder, Mrs. William Mc
Pherson, Lewis Stewart and Kohler
Pall bearers were, Cass Cannon,
Reed Hill, Angus Gillis, B. B. Rich
ards, Tom DeFreece and Saylor
The funeral was attended by num
bers of friends, , and the display of
exquisite flowers attested to the es
teem in which Mrs. Tompkins was
Mary Penrose Tompkins was born
in Detroit, Michigan, September 13,
1861, and died October 17, 1928, aged
67 years one month and four days.
When she was five years old her
parents removed to Virginia City,
Nevada, where she grew to woman
hood.. Early in the year 1879 she was
married to William Tompkins, a
young miner of that region.
Four years later Mr. and Mrs.
Tompkins came to this county and
lived on a farm near Geer Spring
Hill, later going to Prosser, Wash
ington where they lived for three
years. In 1887 they returned to the
Tompkins home place northwest of
Athena where they farmed for many
years. . Since Mr. Tompkins death
in 1915 Mrs. Tompkins has spent
much of her . time in California.
At the time of the organization of
the Methodist Church in Athena, Mr.
and Mrs. Tompkins were very influ
ential in making a success of the en
terprise and gave generously of their
means. Both were active workers in
the church and Mrs. Tompkins gave
freely of her time and effort when
ever occasion demanded. Especially
during sickness, Mrs. Tompkins prov
ed herself an efficient nurse and kind
ly neighbor. She was a charter mem
ber of McKenzie Chapter O. E. S.
and members of that order attended
her funeral in a body.
Eight children were born to Mr.
and Mrs. Tompkins two dying in
childhood. Six children survive: John
Tompkins, Athena; William Roy
Tompkins, Ritzville, Washington;
James Wesley Tompkins, Oakland,
California; Mrs. Clara Jane Riley,
San Francisco, California; Mrs. Mabel
Coppock, Athena; and Mrs. Lillian
Penrose Woodruff, Long Beach California-There
are also eleven grand chil
dren, and three great grandchildren.
Tawanka Camp Fire
Fifteen spooks and spirits assem
bled Monday evening at the bidding
of the Tawanka Camp Fire Group.
Miss Rachel Smith as a very real
istic looking witch welcomed the
guests at the door after which a loud
blast from a horn was heard and a
second witch entered impersonated
by Miss Jewel Pinkerton. Riding a
broomstick she proceeded to the
"Witches Cave" where she stewed
the cauldron of well seasoned broth
and dispensed favors with imparti
ality. The wise old owl being consult
ed the fortunes pf the girls were
made known and after a jolly time
refreshments were served by Miss
Dorothy Lee and MissMyrtle Potts.
Eastern Star Entertains
Mrs. Elizabeth Tipton of Portland,
Associate Grand Matron, and deputy
of the Worthy Grand Matron O. E. S.
of Oregon was a visitor at a special
meeting of McKenzie Chapter, Mon
day evening. A representative num
ber of members was present and
found the school of instruction help
ful and interesting. Following the
business meeting a social hour was
enjoyed and delicious refreshments
served. The hall was attractively
decorated with flowers in autumn
Using Jensen Hitch
Till Beckner is using the new Jen
sen 1929 caterpillar hitch and pro
nounces the equipment to be a com
plete success in every particular. He
is pulling 45 feet of harrow and will
add another five-foot section, later.
Mr. Beckner has leased 165 acres of
wheat land in summer fallow, from
Eldon King on Wild Horse creek. Mr.
King will engage extensively in dairy
Taken By the Athena
Gridsters; Score 12-0
The Weston football team came,
saw, but did not conquer the scrappy
eleven of Athena Hi. The score
was 12-0 against them.
The teams were . about ; evenly
macthed for size and weight, the
Athena team having the best of the
fray because of their excellent team
work, and the agility of her fast
backs. Good interference also play
ed an important part with the win
ning team. '.
Athena received the kick at the be
ginning of the "game and returned, it
for, about. 20 yards and titit vfr of
bounds. . Myrick . stayed along the
side lines while the ball was put ip
play at mid-field. The play was a
surprise, to Weston and would have
ended in a touchdown for Athena had
the pass from Gross to Myrick been
completed. t , a ;
Athena punted and Weston came
back to punt out of bounds. Weston
was punting most of the time while
Athena was passing. Athena tried
five passes during the, . first quarter
without completing any.
The warriors from Athena started
the second quarter with a pass that
was good for 15 yards and then My
rick; ran the end for Athena's first
touchdown. The kick for the extra
point failed. , ,
Athena kicked to Weston, and then
held them for no gain and was forced
to punt. Athena had started another
passing attack when ' the first half
Athena received the ball at the be
ginning of the next half and started
passing their way to the Weston 30
yard line, where Myrick went around
end for another touchdown. The kick
for extra point was blocked.
Athena kicked to Weston. Weston's
next play -was an end run which de
veloped into a beautiful sprint when
the Weston player was tackled so
hard that it knocked the ball from
his hands and letting a Weston player
pick it up who made a 60-yard run.
At the beginnings of the fourth
quarter Athena had Weston backed
against her own goal line, an end run
almost causing her to be thrown back
of her goal for a touchdown. , ;
The rest of the quarter was featur.
ed by an exchange of punts. These
two teams play in the near future at
Oregon State College
Farm Market Review
Wheat markets continued dull last
week. Stocks in the markets in the
United States and Canada are the
heaviest! on record with storage
space becoming limited. The export
movement is usually slow, although
there is a large prospective consump
tive demand in Europe.
Choice milling wheats are tending
to hold firmer than low grade wheat.
Soft white was quoted $1.20 and hard
white up to $1.47 a bushel in Portland
at the close of the week. Eastern
soft wheat markets were not much
changed, but inactive.
The Austrlian crop may exceed
last year by 35,000,000 bushels ac
cording to private estimates.
The Apple Show
An event of next week which will
attract crowds from all over this
section of the country, will be the
Milton-Freewater apple show. A new
$10,000 pavilion will house the ex
hibits which are expected to surpass
those of former years. Interesting
programs with talent from various
parts of the county will be given each
evening. Athena will be represented
by Mrs. Dave Stone who will sing,
"I Love a Little Cottage," with violin
obligato: and Kohler Betts who will
sing "Shipmates of Mine." They will
be accompanied by Mrs. O. O.
Jolly Twenty Club
The Jolly Twenty Club was enter
tained at the country home of Mrs.
Zeph Lockwood with 16 members in
attendance. A very pleasant after
noon was enjoyed. Mrs. Jesse Gor
don and Mrs. Frank Sanders served
The next meeting will be at the home
of Mrs. Archie Mclntyre November 2.
Assault and Battery Charge
On complaint of Lee Meyer, Sheldon
Taylor was arrested Monday on a
warrant issued from Recorder Rich
ards' court, charged with assault and
battery. Up to the time of going to
press, the case had not been disposed
Sells to Beckner ,.. .
Marion Hansell has disposed of his
interests in the farming equipment
and lease on the Slusher wheat land
near Nolin, to his partner, Fred
Beckner. Mr. Beckner will continue
to farm the land under lease.
Installing Lunch Counter
A new lunch counter is being in
stalled at Kilgore's Cafe. A new
lineolium covers the floor and other
improvements are in prospect for the
future, at this popular restaurant.
LIEUT. COL. GRANT
' Lieut Col. U. 8. Grant III, grand
son of ex-President Grant, hae de
clared war upon the ' youths and
maidens who select the various shady
nooks In the parks of Washington to
spoon, pet and otherwise enjoy love's
young dreams. Colonel Grant, who hai
charge of the Washington parks, has
laid down a set of rules for proper
Newspaper Man and
Educator Passes On
Colin V. Dyment, 48, former dean
of the college of literature, science
and arts at the University of Oregon,
and well known throughout the Pa
cific northwest as a newspaper man
died of. pneumonia Sunday in Hay
ward, California. He was formerly
on the Walla Walla Union, serving
that paper more than 25 years ago.
His newspaper experience includ
ed work on The Spokesman-Review,
Spokane; the Daily Union, Walla
Walla; the Evening Telegram and the
Oregon Journal, Portland, the Eugene
The work which won him high
reputation as a writer was the mili
tary and casualty history of the 91st
division in France during the World
War. Dyment served as a Red Cross
searcher with the rank of lieutenant
with the 91st, and wrote his history
from notes compiled during war work.
Boys Eyes Creosoted
Two boys, Artie Kilgore and Don
ald Jones were in the doctor's care
for a short time Wednesday, to have
creosote removed from their eyes.
While investigating in the rear of the
state highway maintainence plant on
Main street, they pulled the plug out
of a 50-gallon creosote tank, when
the liquid spurted over them. Their
eyes at once began to smart and bum
and their cries soon brought assist
ance. At the doctor's office their eyes
were washed and treated. No per
manent injury resulted.
Interested in Game
Oregon alumni and fans in Athena
were interested in the comeback of
the Oregon team in the Washington
game, Saturday. A buzz of elation
and excitment prevailed in groups
who were listening in over local radio
sets. When the final result was an
nounced with the score Oregon 27,
Washington 0, enthusiasm reached a
I ' Successful Deer Hunters
Slim Lang and F. B. Radtke return
ed from Snake river hunting district
Monday. Their hunting party suc
ceeded in killing four bucks. Fred
Pittman wound up the hunting sea
son by bagging a three-point buck at
the head of Bobsled canyon on the
Umatilla, Saturday. . ..
Whitman After the
Championship of the
Walla Walla. Eyes of the follow
ers of Whitman College fortunes are
now turning in the direction of the
five games which that institution has
yet to play this season. Especially
are fans interested in the three con
tests which are to be staged in the
Walla Walla stadium and it is expect
ed that capacity crowds will see some
mighty fine demonstrations of the
gridiron sport there in the next few
At the beginning of the season,
experts doped Whitman as having
very little chance of developing a
strong squad this fall, but Coach
Borleske, springing one of his
characteristic surprises, has whipped
a group of comparatively green men
into a fighting machine that bids fair
to win the . championship of the
Northwest Conference. When the
University, of Washington outfit
found trouble in defeating Whitman
7-0, a group of cynical writers with
the usual disregard for the , abilities
of a small school reported that . the
near win for the Missionaries was
nothing but an accident. Subsequent
games proved the falsity of this
statement and when the heavy Idaho
team was - held to a 26-13 score, the
football world began to sit up and
take cognizance of the fact that this
year Whitman has something that is
iust a bit out of the ordinary.
After playing the last of their
non-conference games against Gon
zaga at Spokane next Saturday,
Whitman will meet three conference
opponents at home. Pacific Univer
sity will be played November 3, Col
lege of Puget Sound November 12,
and the College of Idaho November
17. The Pacific game is expected to
be a hard one and will serve to point
the men toward the struggle with
C. P. S. on Armistice Day. The boys
from the Tacoma school have already
defeated last year's champions and
are looked on by many as being
Whitman's chief threat for supremacy-
The Missionaries are very fortunate
in having a playing field that is
absolutely unexcelled in the North
west and a stadium in connection
with it that many a large city would
be proud of. This, together with the
fact that nearly all of the Whitman
team is recruited from Southeastern
Washington and Northeastern Ore
gon has proven an immense drawing
card from this section of the country.
"The Red Mark" comes to the Stan
dard Theatre tomorrow night star
ring Nena Quartaro and Gaston
Glass. The production is by James
Cruze and is one of the most novel
unusual, dramatic and thrilling pic
tures filmed for some time.
Sunday the Standard offers Emil
Jannings, America's greatest charact
er actor, in "The Last Command," the
wonderful story of a mighty warrior
stripped of power and glory and beat
en by poverty. Evelyn Brent and
William Powell are in the supporting
Harold Bell Wright's "The Shep
herd of the Hills," will be shown at
the Standard one week from tomor
row night, November 3.
. O. A. C.-W. 8. C. Game
Athenaites who drove to Pullman
Saturday to see the Orangemen and
Cougars in the home-coming football
game, were C. L. McFadden, Lee
Meyer, F. B. Boyd, M. I. Miller, Her
bert Parker, Allie Bell and Art Jen
sen. The contest was a hard fought
one, W. S. C. winning 9 to 7. The
Washington team was on the luck end
of a couple of. breaks resulting in
their favor when the Orangemen
fumbled .the ball while in scoring
Scout and Campfire
Social Was a Success
Clever stunts and good music made
up an interesting program presented
at Legion Hall last Friday night by
the Wauna Campfire Girls, and the
Athena Boy Scouts.
The hall was appropritely decorat
ed with cornstalks and pumpkins,
cat tails and fall foliage..
Following the program a collection
of beautiful baskets was auctioned by
M. L. Watts who convulsed the
audience with his witty remarks. Miss
Isla Carlyle received first prize for
the most artistic and best decorated
basket, Mrs. M. I. Miller received a
prize for the basket best represent
ing Halloween; and Mrs. H. Wade
LeRoy was presented with a prize
for the basket which most cleverly
depicted scout and campfire life.
Games in which old and young
participated were ' much enjoyed.
Sale of the baskets netted a sum
of over seventy-five dollars which was
divided between the two organiz
ations The scouts and campfire girls
wish to thank the community for
their splendid cooperation.
At Christian Church
A series of evangelistic meetings
will begin Sunday, November 4, at
the Athena Christian Church. The
meetings will be held by J. R. John
son, an evangelist of national
Mr. Johnson is a native of Ala
bama, and has spent fifteen years in
the ministry and hi3 travels have
taken him over the greater portion of
the United States. During the World
War he was in the government's em
ploy, traveling through the east and
speaking to employes of government
ship yards to keep up morale.
Experienced in seeing things from
both sides of the question, and him
self a pastor and knowing the work
from that angle, he is kind in his
teaching and reasonable in his logic.
The W. C. T. U.
The W. C. T. U. met at the home
of Mrs. E. B. Foster Tuesday after
noon with 25 members and visitors
present. Regular business being con
ducted by vice-President, Mrs. W. O.
Read. Program by Mrs. Lewis
Stewart, which was greatly enjoyed
by all. Three new members were
added to the roll namely, Mrs. Hite
man, Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Stewart.
Mrs. Lee and Mrs. Foster served re
freshments. The next meeting will
be with Mrs. Tubbs who now resides
at 211 South Perking St., Pendleton.
Date of next meeting is November20.
L. C. Rothrock Dies
. L. C. Rothrock, a pioneer farmer
of Umatilla county and for many
years a resident of Pendleton, died at
St. Anthony's hospital Saturday. Mr.
Rothrock came to this county in 1868
from Illinois. He is survived by his
widow and the ' following children:
Andrew C. Rothrock, of Athena;
Samuel B. Rothrock, of Adams; Mrs.
R. E. Perry, of Pendleton; Mrs. Sina
Rembeau, of Nyssa; II. C. Rothrock
of Adams and Mrs. William Roesch
of Pendleton. Two brothers, A. B.
Rothrock of Adams and J. W. Roth
rock of Athena also survive.
The M. E. Missionary society met
at the home of Mrs. Ralph Singer
twenty-four ladies , being present.
After the business session, dainty re
freshments were served by Mrs. Duf
field and Mrs. Moore, assisted by the
hostess. Decorations were appropri
ate to the Hallowe'en season. Visit
ors were Mrs. Chas. Betts, Mrs. Law
son of Spokane; Mrs. Craig of Pome
roy, Washington, and Mrs. Jenkins.
The newspaper office of the Elgin
Recorder burned Saturday morning
at Elgin, 20 miles from LaGrande.
The Recorder, a weekly newspaper is
published and edited by Fred Scfton.
VISIT ATHENA HI
Address is Made By Burt
Brown Barker, U. of O.
"Push your way with your head,
not your shoulders." This was a lead
ing thought1 in. the address given at
the Athena High School Monday af
ternoon by" Burt Brown Parker, vice
president of the University of Ore
gon, who stopped here during a tour
of Eastern Oregon.
Taking as his subject, "Why I
Should go to College," Mr. Barker
drew upon his own extensive exper
iences in the world of business and
industry. Before coming to the uni
versity as vice-president last year,
the official was a highly successful
lawyer in New York, and before
that he practiced law in Chicago. He
has been associated with many of the
best lawyers in the country, has been
prominent in many educational move
ments and has also had occasion to
observe business conditions.
"Every boy and girl wants to-know
what life holds for him, what lies
ahead after he completes his educa
tion. I have come before you to give
you a glimpse of this world," Mr.
Barker said. "My experience has
shown me first of all that the world
will require of you if you wish to
be a- success the highest ideals and
the finest ideas you can have. These
you must develop yourself, with
your school and university as aids.'
Mr. Barker gave a practical illus
tration of the worth of university
training when he cited the develop
ment of the International Banking
Corporation, an organization with
which he is acquainted. This was
started by an Amherst college man,
and today the corporation has 12
banks in the Orient, each manned by
college trained men. The success of
these was due entirely to the vision
and foresight of the founder, who had
the ability to. apply his practical
"This great organization is a dream
which crossed the frontier of fantasy
into the land of .reality," said Mr.
Barker. "It is but an example of
what each of you may do if you
utilize your educational opportunities
to the utmost. These men cross-fcv-tilized
their business ideas with col
lege pollen and are now reaping a
Mr. Barker is himself an Oregon
man, and gained his early education
in the schools in and near Salem.
He is the son of pioneers who cross
ed the plains to this state when it
was undeveloped, and his family has
had a prominent part in the develop
ment of tha commonwealth. He has
now returned to make Oregon his
home and plans to devote the re
maining years of his life to the ser
vice to the state.
Alfred Powers, dean of the exten
sion division of the university, accom
panied Mr. Barker to Athena. Dr.
Arnold Bennett Hall, president of the
University, is also with the party,
and is making addresses at various
Arthur Coe Enters the
Race for Commissioner
Arthur Coe, prominent Umatilla
county farmer and a resident of the
Helix district has filed as a candidate
for county commissioner on the In
dependent ticket. Mr. Coe is given,
the indorsement of many residents of
the county, petitions to place hi?
name on the ballot show.
In his declaration of candidacy, Mr.
Coe says, "In answer to a demand
that there be an Independent candi
date for county commissioner, in the
coming election, I enter the contest,
pledged to give, if elected, careful
attention to the many details of
county business and especially to an
equable division of road funds in such
manner as may be consistent with
economical operation and the general
I am a pioneer resident of Uma
tilla County and 1 have the time and
the inclination to serve you.
English Class Calls
Miss Bnteman's English class call
ed at the Press office Wednesday
forenoon where the mechanism and
product of the Linotype was explain
ed to the members. From this class
the Press receives its splendid high
school news service weekly. Of all
the country papers coming to the
Press exchange desk, none have a
superior service to that of Athena
Waitsburg Friday Next
Waitsburg is coming to play Ath
ena Hi on the local gridiron next Fri
day afternoon, November 2. Fans are
looking forward to a hot game, and
attendance promises to bo large.