The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942, February 08, 1929, Image 1

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    Entered at the Poet Office at Athena, Oregon, as Qecond-CIoee, Mail Matter
Contests, Training School
Etc., Planned for the
Next Few Weeks.
Walla Walla. Local Boy Scouts
and scout leaders are to observe the
nineteenth anniversary of scouting
during the week beginnig Thursday,
according to plans announced by the
Walla Walla scoutmasters' associa
tion. All inter-troop first aid con
test, scoutmasters training school,
patrol leaders' training school, and
a scout circus and exposition were
among other events scheduled to keep
local scouts busy.
Several troops have special troop
meetings planned in observance of
anniversary week, and on Saturday
and Sunday, through the courtesy of
the Inland Theatres, Inc.," all Boy
Scouts will be admitted free to the
Capitol theatre to see special feature
pictures showing Boy Scouts in
action. The local scout troops will
have a small exhibit of scouting pro
jects on the balcony. of the theatre,
. and will put on two demonstrations of
scouting during the Saturday shows
A special invitation is given to all
out-of-town scouts to attend. Scouts
not in uniform will . wear their
scout badges as means of identifica
tin. " . , .
Local scoutmasters reported that
many scouts are feeding small birds
that are having difficulty getting food
at present. Groups of scouts are al
so planning expeditions to feed game
birds in the vicinity. The scouts
would be glad to know of places where
birds are gathered and in need. The
Sportsmen's association ia. cooperat
ing by furnishing feed,
Leaders' training eourses, both for
junior and senior c.out leaders, were
arranged to begin series of at
least six weekly sessions Wednesday,
Feb. 13. The adult leaders will, be
divided into two groups, those not
having received previous training,
and an advanced group. These adult
groups will meet from 7:30 to 9:30,
at the Chamber of Commerce. . The
junior leaders, consisting of patrol
leaders, scribes and other boy leaders,
will meet Wednesdays, after school,
at the local high schbql. " Certificates
Wil be issued those completing train
ing. The inter-troop first aid contest was
arranged to be held at the county
armory Friday, March J, A first rid
banner will be awarded the winning
first aid team.
Several scout leaders reported that
patrols of scouts were already en
gaged in preparing merit . badge
booths to demonstrate some of- ihe
many vocational subjects taught in
scouting, tq be shotn, at the scout
circus and exposition to be held early
in May,
Sixteen scout leaders were present
at the meeting. District scout com
missioner, 0. E. Hoover presided.
Scout executive F. Douglas Hawley
acted as secretary of the meeting.
The association planned to hold its
next nifetityg in conjunction with the
first' meetig gf the lexers' "framing
schoof Pels. 3,
Snow Plow At Work
One of the county snow plows,
drawn by a tractor, passed through
Athena Wednesday morning, going to
the district west of town, where it
will clear the roads of snow. Traffic
on country roads has Keen ' greatly
slowed iip pn "Recount of snbw.Leav
jng he cpnter of the hjghwgy means
a. lot ef trouble in getting back again.
The surfaced highway between Ath
ena, Pendleton, and Walla Walla has
. been kept open to traffic by crews
with snow plows. "' - -
Wauna Camp Fire
Group Organized One
Year Ago in Athena
(By Hilda Dickenson)
The Wauna CamD Fire eirls have
been organized one year this month.
The group has been very successful
in camnfire work as well as in a
social way. , The girls themselves are
responsible for the success oi Lamp
Fire in Athena. They are all as en
thusiastic and interested today as
they were a year ago. So many girls
applied for membership that miss
Mvrtle Potts started 1 another group
to make room for them. ,
The eirls aDDreciate the splendid
support the townspeople have given
them in their various enterprises.
All the eirls in the Wauna group
who are eligible have taken Wood
Gatherer's rank and every girl can
nroudlv display a lone bright strand
of honor beads. The girls who are
Wood Gatherers are as follows: Betty
Eager, Marjorie Douglas, Arleen My
riok. Marv TomDkins. Myrtle Camp
bell, Laura Ross, Velma Boss, Valerie
Cannon, Nylene Taylor, Marjorie
Montague, Helen Barrett, Goldie
Miller. Mildred Hansell. Jean Zerba,
Esma Hiteman, Bertha- Price,. Doro
thy Burke and Esther Berlin. Ber
nice Wilson is a new member who is
planning to take rank at the Grand
Council Fire in Walla Walla, next
month. 1 Esther Berlin is the only
girl who is eligible for Fire-Makers
rank and she is also planning to take
her rank at Walla Walla.
The Wauna girls are working on
their honors toward Fire-Makers
rank as a group. The last two meet
ings have been devoted to first aid
work. All the girls are planning to
finish their tests on bandaging this
month, t
Dues and subscriptions to "Every
Girl" a Camp Fire monthly magazine,
are due this month. Wauna girls are
holding a cooked food sale at Eagers
Grocery Saturday morning- to defray
this expepse. Telephone your orders
"Beggars f Life" Two Nighta
"Beggars of Life," a big nine-reel
feature picture, starring Wallace
Beery, Louis. Brooks and Richard
Arlen is eeming tq the Standard
Theatre for two nighta, tomorrow and
Sunday, at regular admission prices.
The story, well out of the ordinary,
is from the pen of Jim Tully, modern
American literary giant, and the
Paramount cast includes a dazzling
array of talent The complete pro
gram for each night is well balanced
and comprises elevep reels.
Better Agriculture Planned
An Agricultural Economic confer
ence will be held in Weston, says the
Leader, This fact was brought to
light last Monday at a meeting of
fanners and business men in the Wes
ton bank, the officers of which have
been active in developing the plan.
. The meeting was -attended by County
Agent Walter A.- Holt, who. explain
ed the purpose of the conference,
which is to be called some time in
March. -
Oregon State College '
Plans 2-Year Courses
' Hereafter high ' school , graduates
who plan to operate farms or become
homemakers, but do not care for the
full degree courses in agriculture or
home economics, may obtain intensive
practical training in these two schools
through two-year courses just ap
proved by the regents, of Oregon
State college. Details of the new plan
are being worked out for submitting
to the state hoard of higher curricula,
whose approval is necessary before
the courses may be offergc.
. The aim of these new courses is
to allow the students to get brief
practical training in subjects ap
plicable to home and farm life, with
out forcing them to take the full
four years of work which would fit
them for a larger number of occupa
tions. Credit acquire in the short
course rnay" later be" applied on de
gree work if the student so desires.
Medal Is Sought For
Brockman, Trapper Hero
A Carnegie medal will be sought
for Phil Brockman, Blue mountain
trapper,' who found the wrecked mail
plane of Harold E. Buckner, Yarney
Air Lines pilot, carried the Injured
aviator to his cabin at Horse Ranch,
Or., and ,then mushed 12 miles
through four to six feet of snow to
tell of the accident.
This was announced at Seattle, by
officials of the air lines, who - said
Charles T. Wrightson, Boise businesa
manager of thVconceni was "prepar
ing uie necessary aaia,.
Brockman. hiketf from. 9:30 P, M. un
til 9 A, M. the following day, making
about a mile an hour. Buckner lived
for some hours after the wreck, but
died before being brought back to
Gold Stirs Grants Pass
A new gold, strike " has "caused a
sensation at Grants Pass,' On,e piece
of the ore ten inches long by eight
inches wide and four Inches thick,
was estimated by the First National
Bank to contain $2,000 in gold. An
other piece, slightly larger, contained
$1,500 in gold. Portland interests
own the property.
Double Header Lost
Athena lost a double header - to
Griswold high school of Helix, Fri
day evening. The boys" lost to Helix
by one point, "26 6 25; the exact
score by which they won on the home
floor, several weeks ago. Griswold
girls won from Athena high by the
score of 30 to 7.
Blow Fatal to Boxer
Eddie Cartwright, a well known
negro boxer of Portland, died short
ly after he was knocked out in the
third round of his bout with Cecil
Beysel, at Seattle,' "Ttresday night.
Cartwright has appeared on Walla
Walla fight programs.
Head H. S. Press Group at University of Oregon
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Inlow of Pendleton
Named To Head New
Normal At LaGrande
These promising young journalists
.ead the Oregon High School Press
conference for 1929-30. They were
elected at the 1928-29 conference at
the University of Oregon. ' Left to
right, they are: Dudley McClure, edi
tor of the Benson "Tech Pep," Port
land, president, who also carried home
the Arnold Bennett Hall cup for pui
ting out the state's best high schoo
paper; Julia Creech, editor of the Sa
lem "Clarion." secretary and winnei
of the Eugene Guard cup for best pn
per In schools of more than 600; Did
Gobel, editor of the Grant "Grantonl
an," : Portland, vice-president.
Regents Change
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Judge J. W, Hamilton, Roseburg,
(aboye) haB resigned as' a raemhef
ifhe' board pf regents at the Univ
sity of: Qrgen after glvln? 99 ycar'
lervice te the Eugene institution. Suc
ceeding him to the presidency of the
governing board is Fred Flsk, Eugene,
Stockmen Eleft Qfticers '
The Weston Stockmen's, association
met at Weston Monday and elected
the following otflcersi J. p. ueuai
len, president j P. A. McBride, vice
president; Ralph Tucker,' secretary
treasurer and Will R." McLean and
C. H. Sams were named on the ad
visory board. Clarence Ross will
again be rider for the association, and
a telephone will be installed in his
cabin. The Association has approxi
mately 600 head pf stock on ita
range, covering tne hefidwatera of the
Umatilla, river,
Committee In Favor of
Bagging One Mule Deer
(Oregon Voter Reporting Service)
' StateHouse, Salem. "The sports
men of Klamath County are opposed
to the reduction of bag on deer, be
cause the deer are on the increase
down there,", said Representative
Collier of Klamath Falls, m a com
mittee discusssion of house bill No.
139, relative to open seasons and bag
limits on game." "I , think they
would be satisfied to have the limit
one mule and one black-tailed, or
twq hjaek-talled deer." ;
"If we moved the season ahead ten
days,' but not actually- shorten it,
that might prove a remedy, ' suggest
ed Representative Snell of Arlington.
; "I don't think the. hunters in my
county would object to that," said
Mr. Collier, .
- Upon motion' of Representative
Dockwood of " Douglas ; County ; the
Committee decided to amend the bill
to read one mule deer, or two- black
tailed deer, as the bag limit,
"If the season is different for the
two game district in the state, there
will be thousands who will get their
black-tailed deer, and then not be
able to get a mule deer," was the ob
jection of Representative Howard of
Lane County,
Upon motion it was decided to leave
the opening date in district one, that
west of the Cascades, as it is.
"Well, I would like to see the pro
vision tacked on that the Governor's
executive order be denied him.," re
marked Representative, Clark of
Clackamas County,
"AlmoMi "everyone " would like to
Jiave the season set back in my dis
trict," said Representative Norvell of
Umatilla County, "I believe it should
be postponed at least ten days on ac
count of fire."
"I am going to move that the. open
season in district twt) (that east of
the Cascade..) should be the same as
jn. district one," aaid Mr, Snell, "with
the limit at one mule deer. This idea
of two seasons will give the same
hunters two opportunities to kill
"I would rather vote with Mr. Nor
vell and put the season later?" re
marked Mr. Clark,
"Let us let H go as It is for the
entifa, state until we, hear from
Eastern Oregon," aald Mr. Snell.
The motion, opening the season
September 10th., passed.
Icebound Roofs
Ladders and shovels were much in
demand at Athena the fore part of
the week when a thick coating of ice
formed on roofs at the edge of the
eaves, causing the water from melting
snow to back up and seep - through,
and down the walls in a number- of
homes. , Remova pj im and snow
on the p(f' relieved the situation.
Athena At Adams
Athena high school boys and girls"
basketball teams go to Adams tonight
to play a doubleheader with Adams
school teams. , The Adams boys lost
to Athena in a game played on the
local floor by the score of 21 to 18,
and the Adams girls won over Ath
ena by one point margin, 19. to 1.
The games tomorrow night a.r x
pected to be clqselp contested.
. Jtf riy. CecjljGreer and Mrs. Newton
0Harra of Weslon,' Were"AtheTla Vis-'
itor, Monday. -
Wild Turkeys Increase
According to Harold Clifford, state
game warden, wild turkeys are in
creasing in numbers. The birds are
being propagated at the state game
farma at Pendleton, Corvallls and
Eugene. Last fall numbers of the
birds were liberated in Polk, Clacka
mas, Wallowa, Wasco, Curry and
Umatilla counties.
- Elk Feed Near Walla Walla
It is reported that a herd of elk
have come out of the mountains into
the foothill country southwest of Wal
la Walla, where the animals are rang
ing for feed. Albert Baker, forest
ranger at Walla Walla, reports that
the deep snow N the Blue Mountains
is making it easy for coyotes to prey
on deer.
Elks Present Minstrel
A host of Athena members of the
Pendleton lodge of Elks and their
friends attended the minstrel' show
given by lodge members Wednesday
night The big show was a glowing
success in every particular, and was
put on with a scale bordering upon
professional achievement.
Many Students Fail
More than S00 students, or 11 per
cent of the student body at Washing
ton State College, failed to meet
scholastic requirement daring the
rsemester , just 6 .ejosed, . . Frank . T.
uanraro, registrar oreciojea.
Pendleton, Or. H. E. Inlow, who
for the past nine years has been
superintendent of the Pendleton
schools, was elected president of the
Eastern Oregon Normal school by
the state board of regents at a meet
ing at Salem Saturday. Mr. Inlow
was nominated by George A. Hart-
man, local member of the state board
and he received an unanimous elec
tion. ; ' I
The matter of- choosing a succes
sor for Mr. Inlow may not be taken
up by the school board right away,
for Mr. Inlow will remain here until
June 1, though he is officially presi
dent of the new normal school now.
The board of regents had 17 ap
plications for the position before it,
but Mr. Inlow was elected on the first
ballot with six of the eight votes, and
the election was then made un
animous. Mr. Inlow's term will ex
pire June 30, 1933. The salary is
$4500 a year, the same as he now re
ceives here. 1
Though the new normal school at
La Grande will not be completed until
early in May, Mr. Inlow will spend
some time checking with the heads
of the Ashland and Monmouth Nor
mal schools. At present he is at
Ashland conferring with J. A.
Churchill, president of that school, he
will also visit at Monmouth before
returning here.
Before coming to Pendleton, Mr.
Inlow was for six years at the head
of the Forest Grove schools and for
six years he was aT director of the
Eastern Oregon Summer Normal
school. He holds degrees from the
University of Oregon and Stanford
University and is now preparing to
take his master's degree. In 1928,
Mr. Inlow was president of the Ore
gon State Teacher's association.
Mr. Inlow has received recognition
through the northwest for" notable
work done by him while he has been
superintendent here. 1
Would Control Dancing i
; i- Clubs By Licensing
(Oregon Voter Reporting Service '
State House, Salem. "The penal
ties for selling intoxicating liquor to
minors are so small, they merely pay
the fines and tro ahead as it is now,"
said Senator George W. Dunn ot
Ashland, "and for this reason senate
bill No. 27, changing such an act to
a felony, punishable by imprison
ment in the penitentiary, has been introduced.
"They have all kinds of methods
for evading the law. These kids go
out to a public dance and get drunk
until far after 12 o'clock. As this
is against the law in a public dance
hall they have invented so called
clubs, where they pay so much and
become a member. These clubs are
not required to have a license. They
join one night and then forget all
about it until the next time. To
remedy this situation I have introduc
ed a bill including these so called
clubs under the public dance hall
license act."
Furs Worth $1100 Sold
To Dealers At Weston
Fred Peterson of Weston has re
cently established an unusual enter
prise that promises to be of consid
erable interest to the residents of
this community. It is in the nature
of a fur exchange, reports the Leader
Saturday, January 19, a fur sale
was held there through the efforts
of Mr. Peterson and was attended
by buyers from different fur cen
ters. The active bidding which fol
lowed resulted in establishing one of
the best markets noted this season
for local furs. The collection of pelts
offered brought a total of $1100.
These furs were nearly all secured by
ranchers in the southern part of the
Mr. Peterson says:
"The badger is one of the leading
furs on the market today and is nn
animal that is quite easily trapped.
Every farmer in localities which are
known to be its habitat should, I
think, try his hand at trapping the
"In destroying te badger we not
only rid the farm of a pest but get
amply paid for our efforts as well.
The fur of this animal will have a
market value until about April 1st.
The skins at the local sale brought an
average of five dollars each."
Mr. Peterson recommends the use
of scent in trapping these animals.
Touchet Plays Tonight
Athena high school boys and girls
lost to Touchet high school some
weeks ago in the Washington town.
Tonight the Touchet teams visit
Athena on the home floor, coming
for a doubleheader. The game is
called for 7:30 at an admission charge
of 35 cents. Atiiena is going out
after these games and as the teams
are evenly matched the contests
should U lively Pn'?. i .
One Would Provide for Tax
Lein Against Insurance
(Oregon, Voter Reporting Service)
State House, Salem, Representative
James H. E. Scott of Milton is the
author of two bills for which he says
there has been great demand in Uma
tilla county. The purpose of House
bill No. 171 which provides for a tax
lien against the proceeds of any in
surance policy on personal property
destroyed by fire explained Mr. Scott
is to save the state, county and city
the large amount of taxes lost in
such cases. "This bill will prevent
such a loss on all property which is
insured. " There is a similar bill in
the state of Washington," he said.
"House bill No. 272 providing for
the licensing of farm produce brokers
ia one for which there has been much
demand in fruit growing sections,"
Mr. Scott said. At present there is
no law requiring the commission
merchants to submit an itemized re
port at any specified time. The new
bill requires such arejort to be sub
mitted every thirty days, it nas
been modeled after the law in Idaho.
Altogether Mr. Scott has introduc
ed 11 bills during the first three
weeks of the legislative session.
The members of the Umatilla dele
gation in the present session of the
state legislature were visited the
past week by F. S. Wilson, formerly
of Athena, in regard to proposed
"My secretary advised me 1 had
lost three big law cases, the fees
of which would have been several
hundred dollars," said one attorney
member of the legislature. He was
referring to business he lost by be
ing at Salem last session.
"A friend congratulated me on elee- -tion
to this legislature," Sie continued.
"He thought there was a big salary
attached. He was amazed when I
told him the salary was $3.00 a day
for only 40 days. If people under
stood how much of a financial sac
rifice it is to be a member of the
legislature they would not criticise
for our voting ourselves $5.00 a day
as expense money. The $5.00 does
not begin to pay our expenses hero
at Salem."
A tax of one twentieth of a cent
per pound of butter is required to be
paid by all creameries under House
bill No. 343, introduced by Repre
sentative Mark J. Johnson of Astoria,
President of the big Cooperative
Creamery located in that city. The
proceeds would go into the State
general fund. The bill provides that
each cream grader must be licensed
and that he shall grade cream or milk
correctly and accurately as it arrives
in each separate can. The standards
for grading are to be promulgated by
the State Dairy and Food Commis
sioner. For false grading a heavy
penalty is provided. Careful records
are required to be kept by creameries.
Senator Fred Kiddle of Island City
spent last week-end in Olympia,
Washington, attending Oregon-Washington
conference on Columbia River
fishing. The committee. was compos
ed of seven senators, seven repre
sentatives, the speaker of the house
and the president of the senate. A
similar delegation from the Washing
ton state legislature composed the
conference group.
AH laws governing fishing on the
Columbia River must be approved
and agreed upon by this joint com
mittee and then passed in identical
terms by both state legislatures to be
legal, according to an agreement be
tween the two states.
Harold Warner and Cecil Curl,
both of Umatilla county, were recent
visitors at the state legislature now
in session at Salem. While in Salem,
they were entertained by Senator
Fred E. Kiddle, Island City.
How to divide livestock taxes on a
just basis is a problem which nearly
every legislature tries to meet. This
year the attempt is made in House
bill 315 by representative Johnson of
WaHowa county. Wherever the crit
ter is at 1 a. m., March 1, is to be
its home county and ki that county it
is to be assessed under this bill. The
home county is to capture 60 per
cent of the taxes and . the grazing
county 40 per cent.. If there are two
or more grazing counties they are to
divide the 40 per cent between them.
County . agents, owners of grazing
land, stockyards companies, and as
sessors, are required to cooperate in
compiling the information.
Sterling Parris managed to buck
the snow Wednesday by team, and
came to town for the first . time in