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ATII EN A, UMATJLLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 9. 1928
REPUGLICAN TICKET SWEEPS HOOVER
"Solid South" Crumples .When Unprecedented
Balloting Favors Republican Candidate.
Sweeping through the east, the west
and the border,' and threatening seri
ously the solid south, , Hoover and
Curtis were borne along on a tide of
rising majorities as returns from the
election assumed definite character.
Overtaking earlier leads established
by Smith and Robinson in several Im
portant states, the republican ticket
was leading is every state thus far
heard from except for the most rock
ribbed of the democratic strongholds,
of the south.
Hoover Wins Smith's Home State.
New York city, which as the early
returns poured in, was celebrating the
election of their native son, Governor
Al Smith, as president of the United
States, later began to quiet down as
bulletins were flashed on the boards
from upstate districts showing Hoover
gradually overtaking their idol. About
midnight all hopes had faded and what
once looked like the biggest celebra
tion in years died out. ' '
I HERBERT HOOVER ,
Ex-Secretary of Commerce, who wat
elected President of the United States.
Smith lost his own state of New
York; Hoover carried his home slate
Hoover leads in the southern states
of Virginia, North Carolina, Florida
and Tennesee, and has a fair chance
The republicans made gains in both
the senate and the house.
The New York governor polled a
goodly number of the popular vote,
but if the republican majority contin
ues Hoover will lead his democratic
opponent by about 5,000,000. - In the
electoral vote however, Hoover seems
to have gathered over 450, Saving
Smith with 100 or less.
V . -
&srt -til. F
, CHARLES CURTIS
Senator from , Oklahoma, who was
elected Vice-President of the United
States In the Republican landslide.
Having listened to the returns at
his home in Palo Alto, Cal., through
the earlier hours of the evening. Mr.
Hoover had retired satisfied that he
had been elected by one of the largest
electoral college pluralities ever given
a presidential nominee. ; " , . j ;
Border States Turn Republican.
Assured of a sweeping victory in
Oklahoma and Kentucky and running
Well ahead in Tennessee and Missouri,
the republican presidential ticket ap
peared to have made a clean sweep of
this border group of states for the
llrst time In a general election.
In Kentucky the campaign had bean
bitterly fought, especially iu the jncaa
tain sections. The Hoover ticiet was
aided by fair weather. kAPwn as 're-
puDiican weatner". in "Kentucky, en
abling voters from the mountain sec
tions, to get to the pells.
Three of New England's six states
appeared definitely settled in the
Hoover column as the "mounting totals
of returns piled up. :
. Maine and Vermont held true to
tradition and remained in the republi
can column by what' appeared likely
to be record-breaking majoritities.
New Hampshire seemed assured for
Hoover, while Connecticut likewise
showed a margin for him. - .
Massachusetts and Rhode Island,
upon which the supporters of both
Hoover and. Smith centered their at
tack, remained in the doubtful column.
Herbert Hoover swept through the
entire farm belt, rolling up leads in
some areas in excess of normal re
publican majorities.; . , ' ;
Farm Relief Issue , Fails Democrats.
The farm relief issue, stressed by
democrats in their assault on this rock
ribbed republican territory, made no
dent in the wall. Even Wisconsin,
which was lost to the republicans in
1924 through the elder La Follette's
victory, returned to the fold. -
Iowa, one of the battlegrounds of
the farm question, gave its native son
a sparkling lead and elected probably
an entire republican state and con-,
A statement issued at democratio
national headquarters by Mr. Raskob
read;- ' " ' ' "
"The democratic party has made a
gallant and clean fight for the princi
ples in which it believes. The verdict
of the American people has been ren
dered and, in accordance with demo
cratic principles, we cheerfully accept
the will of the majority and shall take
our place in the ranks of the majority
of American citizens who desire the
future welfare of our country.
(Signed) JOHN. J. RASKOB."
Smith Sends Message. ,
At the same time Governor Smith
made public a congratulatory message
to his republican opponent.
"I congratulate you heartily on your
victory, and extend to you my sincere
good wishes for your health and hap
piness and for the success of your ad
ministration." Republicans Gain In Senate and House
Among democratic house seats cap
tured by the republicans are six in
the border state of Kentucky and one
in New York, where a republican was
elected to a seat held by a democrat
not up for re-election. On the basis
of early returns, one republican seat
was won by a democrat.
. In the senate, the republicans had
definitely picked up two seats. Four
republicans have been re-elected and
all of the 13 republican seats involved
in the election, appear to be in the
Senator Thomas F. Bayard of Dela
ware was the first democrat to bow
to the republican sweep, losing to
John G. Townsend, followed by Sena
tor William Cabell Bruce of Maryland,
who lost to his republican opponent,
Phillips Lee Goldsborough. Three
democrats, all from the south, were
re-elected, Connally of Texas, Swan
son of Virginia and Stephens of Mis
' Twenty democratic seats were at
stake in the election. Of these, King
of Utah, Pittman of Nevada, Tram
jnell of Florida, Walsh of Massachu
setts and Copeland of New York were
in the lead. , . .
The four republicans elected were
La Follette of Wisconsin, Greene of
Vermont, Reed of Pennsylvania and
Frederic C. Walcott Walcott succeeds
Senator George P. McLean of Connec
ticut, who retired.
Among the republican leaders of the
house re-elected were Speaker Nicho
las Longworth, Tilson of Connecticut,
the party floor leader; Hawley of Ore
gon, chairman of the ways and means
committee; Wood of Indiana, who will
become chairman of the appropria
tions committee; Snell of New York,
chairman of the rules committee, and
Dempsen of New York, chairman of
the rivers and harbors committee.
Athena Scores On
Waitsburg In Last
Second of Playing
A hair raising finish in the last
second of playing time, won the foot
ball game for Athena high school,
from Waistburg on, the local grid
iron Friday evening, after a hectic
spasm which covered, the whole of
four periods. ."
"The play in which My rick carried
the oval over the line was in action
when the gun barked, ending the
game. Darkness was rapidly coming
on,, and the try for. the extra point
failed when the ball struck the west
goalpost and careened oft into - the
gloaming. Score 6-0. 1 J
The game was the hottest contest
seen here this year. The middle of
the' field was an oozing mud puddle
which plastered the ball and players
alike, caused frequent fumbles and
slowed up formations.
The lines were evenly matched, but
once in a while Athena would find a
hole which she penetrated for sub
stantial -i gains, and on one occasion
she darted through one opening three
times in successioin and nailed the
Waitsburg punter dead in his tracks
On the dry part of the field, Ath
ena's superior fleetness was mani
fested over that of their opponents,
and Crowley, playing safety was a
consistant yardage gainer.; Forward
passes were frequent, but few were
completed, and in the pinches always
punting was the featured tactic.
Only once did Waitsburg threaten
the home goal. She got to Athena's
30-yard line near, the close of the
second quarter. . Using , all the
strength and strategy at her com
mand. ' The best she could do was
three yards. Athena had . held her
for downs and the side lines went
wild with delight. .
' The fourth quarter was for the
most part played in the mud puddle.
With a minute and a half to play,
Waitsburg was thrown twice for a
loss, and on the next play on her
40-yard line, she lost the ball on a
blocked punt. End runs by Pitt
man and Myrick placed the ball on
Waitsburg's 6-yard lme, first down
and five yards between the ball and
a touchdown. It took the four downs
to inake it, but - the Washington .line
wavered, bent and crumpled under
the terrific plunges of the Athena
backs and ' with the report of the
timer s gun ringing in his ears My
rick carried over the bacon. .
Mr. Francis McCool who has been
visit in ir at the A. L. McEweri home
north of Athena, returned to his
home at Walla Walla Monday.
WILL BE PASSED
Athena vs. Jmichet
The husky, well drilled Touchet
high school football team will make
its appearance on -the local gridiron
at 2:30 this afternoon
"Metropolis" is Coming
To Standard Theatre
picture is coming to the Standard
Theatre tomorrow night, lhose who
have seen this picture speak of it
in highest terms.
"MetroDolis" is an Unusual cinema
nrndiiptinn : awav bevond the usual
scone of ' DhotoDlav production. It
pictures a city a thousand years from
now. The rich , people live on top oi
the earth while the workers' homes
are deep down in the bowels. The
master mmd of Metropolis has a
soulless automaton made and tells
it to preach contentment to the work
men. Instead, it advises tnem ;; to
leave their machines and revolt.
Rnndav nieht First National's
comedy duo, Charlie Murray and
George Sidney, , reach ; new laugn
heights and they have been making
the world laugh for years. They will
be seen at their very best in "Flying
Romeos," supported by a great cast
nf f nnmakers. led by Fritzie Ridg-
way, Lester Bernard and Belle
Mitchell. . '
"Harold Teen" is commer to the
Standard, Thanksgiving night, No
'-'V Wnvlrnl In Fotf
An automobile wreck occurred this
side of Weston on the state highway
due to a heavy blanket of fog pre
vailing t the ' time. A - Graham
Patera driven hv a Mr. Booth ' of
-o i . ,
Portland, was struck by a jbuick ma-
hinp which after the brakes were
snnliMt. skidded into the Paige car.
The Paige was brougnt to eroas
r,uratra The left front end is cavea
in. siHe frame and front axle bent
and battered. The machine remain
ed on its wheels and no glass was
broken. OccuDants or tne cars es
caped with minor injuries.
Blue Line Stage
One of the Blue Line stages run
nine between Pendleton and Lewis-
ton was out of commission this week,
and held up for repairs at Zerba,s
Garage. The rear end gears were
stripped. Passengers were trans
ferred to another stage here, when
the break down occurred. ,
Oregon Will Roll Up A
Hoover Is experiencing a, landslide
of such gigantic proportions that It
will approximate 100,000, based on a
vote of 80 per cent of the registration,
or 350,000 votes cast in Oregon. The
republican managers had made an es
timate of 73,000. .
The Oregon people have, spoken In
emphatic terms and there is no doubt
as to their meaning. Oregon is re
publican and dry, and Smith, demo
crat and wet, was foredoomed to de
feat in this state, but the depth to
which he has been burled exceeds the
most sanguine expectations . of the
Hoover supporters, n
; A more sweeping and complete de
feat has not been recorded In a presi
dential election in Oregon. ;
In the three congressional districts
additional, returns simply increased
the leads of W. C. Hawley, R. R. But
ler and Franklin F. Korell. Mr. Haw
ley has carried every county in the
first district. In the second district
Butler has ; carried . all but possibly
four. These four, in which Pierce
leads, are Union, WalloWa, Wheeler
and Sherman, although in the latter
Butler has a thin advantage. The third
district, Multnomah county, is all in
Korell's pocket. , r " t
: Dunne Bills Are Defeated. .
With the accumulation: of more re
turns, it Is obvious that the Oregon
voters have turned thumbs down on
the two Dunne bills, one for Increas
ing the gasoline tax and the other re
ducing the motor license fees.. There
Is a sentiment for the latter in several
spots, but on the whole the bill is
wamped.'v:v -r -v ' ' ''
The "four river" bills have found
support nowhere, not even in 'the coun
ties which are directly affected. The
streams aimed at in these bills are
Rogue river, Umpqua river, McKenzie
river and Deschutes river. The bills
were sponsored by sportsmen, with a
view to preventing their commercial
exploitation by means of hydro devel
opment or. irrigation. .:,,,
Here and there, in a few scattered
counties, a sentiment is shown for lim
iting the powers of the legislature
with respect to initiated bills, but by
and large this measure has gone down
to defeat, buried under an avalanche
of ballots. ' . , V
From the top of the republican state
ticket down to the bottom there has
sot been a break. . Not one democratio
candidate on the state ticket has been
anywhere near defeating or equaling
the vote which has gone to the repub
Portland Municipal Measures Pass.
Returns from 342 precincts out of
the 427 in Portland on the municipal
measures give: Annexation, yes 25,
996, no 7,163; firemen's pension, yes
23,000, no 16,624; telephone franchise,
yes 27,770, no 9,603; crematory bonds,
yes 18,047; no 16,090; street widening
bonds, yes 22,129, no 15,853.
Hall E. Hoss, republican, was lead
ing Ed S. Piper, democrat, three to
one in the contest for secretary of
state. ,, -. - , .
The republican candidates for state
senator headed the field In the voting
In Multnomah county, with substan
tial majorities. J. O. Bailey was high
man with 21,537 votes to his credit
with Harry L. Corbett a close second
with 21,494 votes. Tftere were five
to be elected.
Thomas' B." Kay, republican, the
present state treasurer, was far in the
lead in the race for that office, with
a total in the Incomplete totals of 25,
014 votes. .
In the race for attorney-general L
H. Van Winkle, republican, incumbent,
was far in the lead with a vote of 19
278 votes, .
Armistice Day, Monday j
Armistice Day will be observed
Monday at Pendleton and Walla Wal
la, where appropriate programs have
been scheduled in honor of the oc-
Buffalo and Elk Are
To Be Sold From The
National Bison Range
Nearly 200 head of buffalo and elk
are to be sold, from, the National
Bison Range, also ' known as the
Boise Range, - along , the .Northern
Pacific in the Flathead district, of
Montana, according to information
received by C,( H. Goodhue, manager
of mail, baggage and express on that
railroad.! i ; , -
The Bureau of Biological Survey
has called for bids to be opened No
vember. 5, on .me game to be sold
from four principal reservations this
fall including the Bison Range. v
; From the latter range the proposal
is to sell not to exceed 107 head of
buffalo, mostly animals from two to
five years old, and 85 head of elk,
ranging in age from calves to 10-year-olds.
According to Mr. Goodhue, the
government conducts these big game
sales annually to prevent overstock
ing the ranges. Accurate records are
maintained and the number of head
of animals is kept within the ac
commodations of the ranges. ' Cow
boys, at the time Of the sales, drive
the animals into the corral. Some of
the animals will be taken out alive
in less than carlot and carload ex
press shipments, although many of
them will be slaughtered on the
range and their carcasses shipped
out for market. ,
Whitman Missionaries '
Are Again Triumphant
Again Whitman demonstrated the
fact that she has a truly great foot
ball team this year when she
triumphed over Pacific by the over
whelming score of 44 to 0 at the
Walla Walla stadium last Saturday.
Every man on the bench was sent
into the .fray at some time during
the afternoon, and it seemed that one
combination was just about as ef
fective as ' another. The boys from
the Oregon school ventured into the
realm of the Missionary with the firm
conviction that their salvation lay in
passing, and pass they did, but un
fortunately their best attempts were
smothered by the Whitman lads. And
then, just to show their versatility,
Borlwke's men opened up with an
aerial attack of their own which com
pletely befuddled the Pacific team
and proved the means of scoring
some 20 or 30 points as well as pav
ing the way for most of the rest.
The game with the College of Puget
Sound on Armistice day is expected
to be a rip snorter with Whitman
given the slight edge. It is sure to
be a battle but if the Missionaries are
able to clear this hurdle, they should
breeze home to the championship be
cause a victory next Monday will
make them almost unbeatable.
City Officials Elected
At the Polls Tuesday
The candidates for Athena city of
fices who were nominated sometime
ago at the citizen's mass meeting,
were elected at the polls in the
municipal election Tuesday, No op
position was offered the citizen's
ticket, and with the exception of a
few scattering votes cast for names
written in on the ballots, the result
of the election was as follows:
For Mayor O, O. Stephens, re
For councilmen W. P. Littlejohn,
84; Wm. McLeod, 88; J. W. Pinker-
ton, 87; F. B. Radtke, 88.
For City Recorder B. B. Richards,
For City Treasurer J. F Kershaw,
Crop Hailed Out
Starr Charlton has returned from
a visit to Alberta, where he has
farm land leased out. The crop on
the Charlton land was hailed out
this fall, and his tenant collected
100 per cent loss from the insur
ance company, on a $10 per acre
basis. At that Mr. Charlton says his
tenant was better off financially than
neighbors who threshed their normal
crop, the wheat in that section being
damaged by an early visitation of
frost before the grain ripened fully.
In the spirit of cooperation in the
work of keeping up the lawns and
parkings of Athena church property.
the city council has decided to furn
ish city water free of charge to the
churches which will take advantage
of the offer. The parking strips
fronting each of the three churches
in Athena are in condition to grow
grass with adequate water supply
for irrigating purposes.. Lawns, too,
will doubtless receive attention from
those in charge of church property,
now that the question of irrigation
is out of. the way.
The evangelistic meetings now in
progress at the Christian church are
nearing the end of the first week, and
evangelist Johnson' states that in
terest on the part of the public is
noticably increasing. Mr, Johnson is
a fluent speaker and his sermons are
being well received by his audiences,
There will be no meeting tomorrow
night. : The subject chosen by Mr,
Johnson for his Sunday morning ser
mon is 'The Lord's Prayer," and for
Sunday evening, "If I Be Lifted Up."
Good singing is a marked feature of
the meetings, and Sunday evening,
Jack Perry, pastor of the church will
be heard in a solo, singing "The
Holy City." Baptismal services will
take place Sunday evening.
On Library Board ,
Mrs. M. L. Watts and Mm. H.
Watts have been annotated nn th
Athena branch library board, by the
Scott, Butler, Gurdane and
Coe Pole Large Vote
Herbert Hoover received 190 votes
in Athena,, to 102 votes for Alfred i
E. Smith, winning the city by a
majority of 88.
For county offices where candi-
diates were in competition, the high
est number of votes were received by
Scott, democrat, 224, against Conder,
Gurdane defeated Hoskins for
sheriff here with 176 votes to 92
Coe, independent, won over Bean,
republican, 168 to 95. Following is
the iC3ult of the elction in Athena:
Hoover. Rep. 190; Smith, Dem.
102; Thomas, Soc.-Ind. 4; Reynolds,
Soc.-Ind. 1. ,
Butler, Rep. 164; Pierce, Dem.
123;' Cudell, Soc. 7.
Justice Supreme Court
Graham, Ind. 38; Haymaker, Ind.
24; Hosmer, Soc.-Ind. 11; Penine Soc.
Ind. 4; Rand, Rep.-Dem. 181; Ross
man, Rep.-Dem. 138.
Becher Soc.-Ind. 4; Levens, Dem.
71; Van Winkle, Rep. 162.
f Circuit Judge
Fee, Rep.-Dem. 216.
Conder, Rep. 65; Scott, Dem. 224.
Norvell, Rep. 181; Scott, Rep.-
Proebstel, Rep.-Dem. 217.
Bean, Rep. 95; Coe, Ind. 168.
Gurdane, Rep. 176; Hoskins, Ind.
92; Stanley, Dem. 29.
Brown, Rep. 239.
Graham, Dem. 124; Rees, Rep. 121.
R. O. Hawks, Rep. 233.
Taylor, Rep. 239.
Gasoline Tax, Yes 32; No 188.
Motor License Fee, Yes 66; No 151.
Income Tax, Yes 63; No 131.
Limiting Legislature, Yes 57; No
Deschutes River Bill, Yes 48; "No
Rogue, River Bill, Yes 43; No 122.
Umpqua River Bill, Yes 42; No
McKenzie River Bill, Yes 38; No 128.
In the county, Gurdane defeated
Hoskins; Bean was successful over
Coe and Scott overwhelmed Condor.
Pierce was badly beaten by Butler,
Oregon State College
Farm Market Review
Corvallis. The general tone of the
bread grain markets was a little
firmer last week. Some reports of
lower production than expected, and
declining receipts at terminal mar
kets were strengthening factors,
while large stocks on hand and liber
al offerings continue to keep price
advances in check. Soft red winter
advanced in some markets and declin
ed in others. Pacific coast markets
were rather inactive under influence
of slower eastward movement of soft
Last year soft white wheat prices
at St. Louis declined through Novem
ber and then began to advance to a
high point about May 1. The future
trend of bread grain prices depends
largely upon the outturn in the
southern hemisphere and the export
movement of hard red winter wheat
from the United States,
New crop wheat improved last week
in most parts of the country but con
ditions remained poor in the Pacific
Back From the Show
Herman Geissel accompanied Phil
lip Murtha to Portland Sunday.
After attending to important busi
ness matters around town, "Ole"
finally persuaded "Tobe" to spend a
couple of hours over at the stock
show, Mr. Murtha was agreeably
surprised at the stupendous scope of
the big international exhibition and
was greatly interested in the live
stock entries. So was "Tobe." The
greatest kick he got out of the show
was the fight between a Belgian
hare jackrabbit and an Irish game
cock. The boys returned home via
Card of Thanks
We sincerely extend our heartfelt
thanks to all who so kindly assisted
us during the illness and death of
our husband and father, James L.
Pambrun. THE FAMILY.