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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 12. 1929
IN FARM LAUDS
Lot ? of It In the Air But
Only J Legumes Make
Use of It.
s ' With the advent of an Eastern com
pany, represented here by H. H. Eick
hoff, to engage hr raising beans on
summer fallow land on a large scale,
i the question of iioil fertility is being
discussed more or less among local
i As explained by Mr. Eickhoff, the
seed beans will be inoculated before
planting to the extent that more fer
tility will remain in ground planted
to beans after the crop is taken off
than was there before. In this re
spect, the following article coming
from Washington State College is self
explanatory, and will be read with in
terest by the farmer readers , of the
Press, ' - ;
Keeping up the hitrogen content of
the soil is the most important praeti
cal problem confronting the Washing
ton farmer, declares 8.' C - Vande
caveye, professor of soils at the State
college. At the same time there is
an inexhaustible source of nitrogen
available, as 75,000,000 pounds of the
, element are resting rln the air above
every acre of land, he asserts.
"Legumes .with their ' nodule bac
teria are the only known plants that
' can make use of the atmospheric ni
trogen," Professor Vandecaveye ex
plains. "It is necessary, however,
that these nitrogen-fixing bacteria be
present on the roots. Without them
the legumes take their nitrogen from
the soil and deplete its supply jtfst
as the nonleguminous crops like
wheat and other cereals do. .
"The most successful and widely
recognized practice today is to put
the bacteria in the soil with the seeds.
For this the seeds are inoculated with
pure cultures at planting time. Thus
,the seed coats are covered with 'vigor
ous bacteria that are ready to grow
on the roots as soon as they . start
' Al UIM bllC Ottu'" ,.rMw
method is so inexpensive and so sim
ple that no farmer can afford to neg
lect seed inoculation. Not only does
the practice conserve and increase the
fertility of the soil by making use tf
atmospheric nitrogen, but it leads to
f increased yields of the legume crops
in many cases.
"The State college experiment sta
tion has considered this problem so
important that thex division of agron
omy has cooperated for a number of
years in supplying pure cultures for
legume seed inoculation to all farm
ers requesting them at a nominal sum.
Through years of experimentation in
the laboratory and in the field, vigor
ous strains of these organisms have
been developed with a view to their
special adaptation to Washington soil
and climatic conditions."
K. of P. Bold Convention
Freewater Times: The annual dis
trict convention of Knights of Pyth
ias of this district was held Tuesday
" in the Milton K. of P. hall. About
75 were-present from Walla Walla,
Pendleton, Helix, Athena, Weston and
Adams. Each lodge contributed to
the program by exemplification of
some part of the work. The prizes
were awarded as follows: Page, rank
one, was won by H. M. Wood, Pendle
ton; monitor esquire, rank two, W. D.
Humphrey, Pendleton; knight, rank
! of Pythagoras, J. H. Morris, Pendle
ton. J. H. Maloney, grand master of
finance, presided in the absence of
the chancellor commander.
Winners In County
The following were winners in the
county contest, first place winners
being given the honor of competing
with Morrow county winners at the
high school .auditorium at Pendleton,
" Oratorical Frank Correa, Echo;
Harold Thompson, Pendleton. ,
Extemporaneous John King, Mil-ton-Freewater;
Stafford Hansell, Ath
ena. Dramatic Alice Inlow, Pendleton;
Helen Schall, Echo. ;
Humorous Dwight Mahoney, Uma
tilla;' Debecca Kemler, Adams.
Harold-Brownson of Milton presid
ed at the county contest nd is the
manager for the state in this district.
Child Suffocated .r
The two year old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Andrew Miller of Freewater en
tered an outbuilding containing incu
' baton, and later when found, was
dead from suffocation. Funeral ser
vices were held Sunday afternoon at
the Federated church in Freewater.
. .-' Potato Growers Meet
Plans for the meeting of potato
growers of Oregon, Idaho and Wash
; ' ington for today and tomorrow at
Walla Walls, have been completed.
Closing Up Contracts
For Bean Acreage Will
Aggregate 6000 Acres
Marion Hansell, field manager for
H. H. Eickhoff, and C. E. Fiske of
Weston, gave the Press a list of farm
ers of the Athena-Weston district who
have contracted summer fallow acre
age to Mr. Eickhoff 's company for
growing beans this season.
A total of 5,366 acres are now. un
der contract in the district, with
3,005 acres at Athena and 2,361 acres
signed up at Weston. Mr. Hansell
stated that sufficient acreage to bring
the total to approximately 6,000 was
in sight on which contracts wjjuld be
written. '' 'y: '..-3
The acreage unde contract will
bring under bean culture soils of dif
ferent character, : ranging from , the
heavy, black loam of the foothill farm
to different grades of wheat-producing
land. The acreage now under
contract as given the Press by Mr.
Hansell and Mr. Fiske, follows:
Athena Henry Koepke 410 acres;
H. A. Barrett 200; McBride Bros.
240; Till Beckner 1210; Flint Johns
150; Chas. Betts 205; Glenn Dudley
240; Jas. Duncan 120; L. Gagnon 112;
A. R. Coppock 100; W. J. Kirk 238;
Collins & Bamfield 320; Harry Mc
Bride 40; P. Remillard 40; M. W.
Hansell 120; Dendouw ' Bros. ,140;
Frank Williams 80; Jesse Myrick 40.
Weston Emery Staggs, 425 acres;
Henry Sams 80;.E. Woods 80; Her
man Staggs 186; Newt O'Harra 100;
C. E. Fiske 200; A. J. Mclntyre 80;
Geo. Winn 100; Floyd Kauffman 120;
Ralph Saling 50; C. H. Greer 70; J.
M. Banister 340; Funk Bros. . 100;
Roy Key 145; J. Beamer 80; Geo.
The Rebekahs "
Mignonette Rebekah lodge held an
interesting meeting Tuesday night
with a goodly number in attendance
Mrs. Fred Pinkerton and Mrs. Claude
Dickenson were " elected to " attend
grand lodge at Medf ord in May and
Mrs. Bert Logsdon'and Mrs. Lilla
Kirk alternates. Miss Sadie Pam-
brun and Mrs. Bryce Baker invited
the ladies to Kilgore's Cafe where
ices and wafers were served.
Pioneer of 1861 Dies
At Walla Walla mm6
Walla Walla. Herbert E. Johnson,
Walla Walla second oldest citizen at
least in point of residence, in the city,
died suddenly at his home Saturday
morning at the age of 87. Sixty eight
of those years had been spent in Wal
la Walla in active business. Charles
Clark, who came in 1859, is the long
est-time resident of Walla Walla, it
is stated. V' "
"Colonel" Johnson, as he was af
fectionately called, had been in turn
express agent, merchant, post-master
and banker since he came here at the
age of 22 in 1861. He was employed
by Wells Fargo and Co., then helped
organize the firm of O'Donnell and
Johnson, hardware dealers. He later
became bookkeeper and a partner m
the firm of Johnson, Rees and Winans,
was the fourth postmaster of Walla
Walla, was with the First National
bank when its charter was received in
1878, and was one of the original
stockholders and directors.
: He was named cashier on January
10, 1882, and held that position until
January 12, 1885, when he resigned,
but remained on the board for a time.
When the Baker Boyer bank was
nationalized in 1888 he joined it, and
for a time was cashier. Later he
was made assistant cashier, which
position he was holding when he died.
Junior Class Benefit
The junior class benefit given by
the Standard Theatre, Wednesday
evening drew an S. R. O. audience and
the class netted $21.20 from the eve
ning's entertainment. . The school put
on some splendid numbers for the
program. Readings by Fern Carstens
and Doris Jenkins were well received
A darkie skit by Thelma Schrimpf
and Frances Cannon brought down
the house, and Miss Carolyn Kidder
gave a vocal solo in charming manner.
At the piano, Betty Eager and Mar
jorie Douglas rendered a duett, and
the hit of the evening was the quartet;
Carolyn Kidder, Areta Kirk, Ralph
and Edwin McEwen. The photoplay,
"Tho High School Hero," kept every
body in good humor.
A sumptuous, birthday dinner was
served by Mrs. George Banister and
her able assistants last Sunday, "in
honor of Mrs. Banister's 64th birthday
and Stanley Fisk's tenth. Sixteen
relatives and friends enjoyed the
feast. Wednesday Mr. and Mrs. Ban
ister and Mrs. Mc Arthur went to
Waitsburg where the birthday of Mrs.
E. H. Leonard, their sister, was cele
brated. ., ' .
"The Grip of the Yukon" starring
Neil Hamilton, Francis X. Bushman,
June Marlowe and Otis Harlan, will
be presented by the Standard Theatre
for the feature of its program for to
morrow and Sunday night.
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Slinging words Is a pleasant pastime
for most girls, but It is a serious busi
ness for these pretty co-eds, who are
4ebaters-at the University of Oregon
Top to bottom: Gladys Clausen, La
Vina Hicks, and Florence McNerney 1
A busy schedule has been arranged for
Oregon debating teams this year.
Convicted Man Weds
Ttnlnh Shull. recentlv convicted of
manslaughter alt Pendleton for killing
Bob Llnsner, and sentenced to serve
1F vpars. but out on bail bendine an
nnnpfll to the supreme ' court. ' was
married Saturday in Walla Walla, to
Miss Mabel iJMcKeown or rendieton.
The ceremony was . performed by
Justice C, M. Wilbur,, of Walla Wal
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Drama Important at University of Oregon
ttMi 1 in .mm tm
Students at the University of Oregon take part in many dramatic produc
tions during the school year, under the able direction of Mrs. Ottillie Seybolt.
They learn not only how to act, but how to stage and produce plays as well.
Her are five students who took prominent parts in "Snow-white and the
taged in Eugene. .. . . , 4 .
Seven Dwarfs," and adaption from Grimm's Fairy tales, which was recently
The Collins Hatchery
Well Worth a Visit
An Ea?le reDresentatlve visited
the enlarged poultry plant of the
TTroowatpr Hatnherv On Tuesday Of
this week to witness the taking off of
thousands of baby chicks from the
three big incubators, says the Milton
Eagle. ' .. -'- " .
Mr. and Mrs. Collins have this
spring added two more of the big
RupIcow hatching machines- to their
plant, giving them batching capac
ity of 12,000 every week, ine nawjn
has iust reached the peak
of production and the machines are
kept loaded to capacity all tne ume.
With this m-oduction of 12.000 baby
chicks a week, which seems exceed
ingly large to. an ordinary . person,
they are having au tney can ao.w
keen uo with -their orders and are al
ready planning still further enlarge
ment -of the plant. , '
They began last year with one
Buckeye machine as. something of an
experiment- and eomewhat uncertain
as to whether theycould make a suc
cess is attested by the fact that they
trebled' their capacity for the second
season and-are. planning, on at least
doubling the present output. ' TJieir
plans call for the building of a new
hatchery building; fronting on - the
paved highway with adequate space to
accommodate at least six of thema:
chines." ' . '' .
State Tax Is Fifty
, Salem. A summary of taxes levied
in Oregon for 1929 on the basis of tht
1928 tax rolls, prepared today by Ear!
Fisher, state tax commissioner, shews
that the people of the state will this
year pay in taxes a total of $50,794,
633.14, or $851,065.08 more than last
year when the total was " $49,943,
568.05. : -
The various Items of taxation gotfsg
into the total are: . 1
State taxes, $7,833,298.92; county,
$3,759,630.28; county school and
school, library, $3,204,246.21) . high
school tuition, $1,041,092.31; special
school, $12,669,906.64; general roads,
$3,569,972.21; special roads,'- $1,176,.
089.56; market roads (county levy),
$1,249,284.74; bond interest and re
demption, $2,244,196.88; special cities
and' towns, $10,285,613.33; irrigattcn
and ' drainage, $1,865,409.96; ports,
$1,742,668.96; fire patrol, $151,181 74;
Only the items "of general roads,
special roads, Irrigation and drairuKi"
and , miscellaneous i,how decveasei us
compared with last year .; T :.
Some of the county total in the
list are: Baker $804,733.90; Douglas,
$1,114,289.93; Jackson, $1,759,018.48;
Josephine, $540,736.05; Klamath, $,-
744,101.91 v Lane, $2,308,289.87; ftlar-
ion. $2,126,649.46: Multnomah $18.-
289,052.18; Umatilla, $1,691,014.21;
Union, $978,113.58; Clackamas, $2,-
098,102,52 ; Clatsop, $2,120,000.91.
After Multnomah, Lane county is
highest in the list and Marion next.
Vote $50,000 To Study
the Columbia River
Portland. Directors of the Co
lumbia valley association, composed
of business men from all states tribu
tary to the Columbia river, voted a
$50,000 budget and decided to start a
thorough study of - navigation pos
sibilities "in the Columbia river val
ley. Clyde E. Lewis, Portland took
office as the new president.,
Six vice-presidents, who will com
pose the executive committee, were
selected, as follows: H. S. Rogers,
Corvallis, Oregon.; B. F. Stone, As
toria; E. A. Cox, Lewiston, Idaho;
James E. Akey, Pendleton; Phil Jack
Under the program outlined, the
association will seek state and feder
al aid if private interests cannot be
brought in to exploit the upper Co
lumbia river.- a
Money to finance the association
will be raised . by membership dues
and subscriptions. It was decided to
spend $32,500 during 1929. . '
' r Activities of the organization will
be patterned after the Mississippi
valley association and the Ohio valley
They Spread Out
One of the largest bands of gypsies,
employing eleven automobiles for
transportation, traveling through this
section' for some timp, invaded Ath
ena Monday.afternootot V and before
their nemesis; Officer " Taylor, was
aware, of their, presence, the bunch
had Scattfl'red..6n him. His arrival on
the scene, however, ' resulted in the
usual round-up?' and the -dusky deni
zens were soon on the trek- again to
ward Weston nd points east
- Pasco Airport Dedicated
The new Pajcojair porjt and light
ing equipment were -Jdedica ted Sat,
urday evening at 7:30 at which time
the port was christened ; Franklin
County Air Port, with Miss Catherine
Cole acting as fptmior. '. "
The ladies of the Methodist church
were hostesses at a large tea Wed
nesday afternoon, when Mrs. Ethel
Montague opened her spacious rooms
for their convenience. Daffodils and
yellow candles centered the table at
which presided Mrs. M. M. Johns and
Mrs.'W. O. Read, Mrs. Chase Gar
field and Mrs. McPherson pouring and
Mrs. Wm. McLeod and Mrs. H. H. Kill
cutting cakes. It was estimated that
about 80 ladies called during .the
afternoon, enjoying the program
which was interspersed with social
chft. " A piano duet was given by .Mrs.
Max Hopper and Mrs. Laurence Pink
erton; vocal solos by Mrs. O. H. Reed
er and Mrs. D. . T. Stone, and a
musical reading by Mrs. C. M. Eager,
the pianists being Mrs. O. O.
Stephens and .Mrs. L. Pinkerton.""?
V "The Patsy" Played at Helix
Griswold high school, of Helix, pre
sented "The Patsy," annual class play
t -iW2&M&torlm Jast Friday
night, before a large and appreciative
audience. The cast comprising mem
bers of the senior-junior classes, were
Attempt To Rob Bank
At Milton is a Flop;
Robber Is In Jail
Caught while trying to cut his way
into the vault at the First National
bank, Milton; Sunday night, S. L.
Fisher attempted to' make his get
away through a second-story window
6f the building, but the rope with
which he attempted to lower himself
broke and he sustained several broken
ribs in the fall and was stunned when
officers picked him up,
Fisher had cut through three layers
of heavy brick and was just starting
in in a layer' of steel when ho was
Nightwatchman Woodward in the
early morning hours found the door
of the K. of P. lodge hall, under
which the bank is located, had Licen
jimmied. Entering the build irg ne
saw Fisher at work. He quietly sum
moned help and lay in wait for the
robber. Fisher had suspicions that
he was being watched, and attempt
ed to escape.
Sheriff Gurdane passed through
Athena Monday, haying Fisher in
custody, taking him to the county
jail. ...',..!. : " -
Fisher is a man about 51 years old
and told officers at Pendleton that he
was a miner, but penitentiary records
reveal that he is "three time loser"
with criminal records dating back
nearly a quarter century. He served
a term in Folsom prison, California,
under the name of Newton, for, first
degree burglary. As Frank Webber
he served five years in the Wash,
penitentiary from King county. He
served another term at Folsom for
second degree burglary under the
name of Frank Fisher. If convicted
of the crime at Milton he will be
eligible for life imprisonment under
the habitual criminal act, it is under
stood. ' " "
Adams Team Leading 1
. In the County League
. The Adams team is leading the
Umatilla County League, with two
games won. Sunday, with George
Banister pitching, Adams defeated
Hermiston 5 to 3 on the Adams lot;
The game was well played and was
Rawl Morrison, brawny hurler went
in behind the bat in the absence of
Parr, the regular catcher and made
a dingbusted good showing at the re
ceiving end of the lineup.
Banister wavered but once. With
two out an error presented Hermiston
with a score and a couple of hits fol
lowing resulted in another tally. Out
side of , - this , instance, f the broad
shouldered boy went over in mid-season
form. A number of Athena fan
went down, and witnessed the game
which was played in a cold, raw wind.
The Mission Indians defeated the
Pendleton Eagles, 12 to 8, Next Sun
day Adams will tangle ujf with the
Indians, on the home grounds, while
the Eagles will be entertained at
Hermiston. v ,
Victim Sent to Boise
The body of Mrs, Geo. Schneider
who was murdered by her husband at
Walla Walla, has been sent to Boise,
Idaho, for burial. Sshneider is being
held in the Walla Walla county jail
on a charge of first degree murder.
The father of Mrs. Schneider lives in
Boise, where her mother is buried.
Friends contributed the funeral ex
U. I'.' Buys Blue Line ':"
The Union Pacific announces the
purchase of the Blue Mountain Trans
portation company, operating motor
stages from Pendleton to Lewiston,
Idaho, by way' .of Athena and, Walla
Walla, and from Pendleton to Colfax,
Wash. Purchase price ,waa not re
vealed." The stages will be operated
by Unioq Pacific Stages, incorporated.
Walla Walla and MeLoucrfiHn 'mix
in a track meet at Milton today. Both
squads are strong , and close competi
tion is expected. '
Interesting Boy Scout
Court of Honor Awards
A Bronze Eagle Palm
The Boy Scout . movement in the
Blue Mountain Council is taking on
renewed activity with the coming of
spring. Particularly is interest not
ed in troop ranks at Walla Walla and
The Walla Walla Union reports
that one bronze eagle palm, two eagle
badges and two star badges were
among the awards made Tuesday
night at the Boy Scout Court of
Honor held . in the Commissioner's
rooms of the Walla Walla city hall.
Two scouts were given first class rat
ings, eight were awarded second class
badges and more than a score were
presented with merit badges at the
court which was one of the largest
ever held here.
The Court of Honor was made up
of W. Li Sterling, chairman, J. P.
Cruden, the Rev. Stanley T. jBoggess,
E. G. Harter, John Casey, Louis Ro
mine, James Monroe and Scout Ex
ecutive F. Douglas Hawley. J, P.
Cruden gave the principal address of
the evening and presented the eagle
badges to Bill Cunningham and John
Barrie both of troop fmr. Young
Cunningham recently transferred here
from Omaha, Nebraska. John Barrie
had a total of 37 merit badges, 16
more than the number required for
the rank of Eagle Scout.
J. E. Monroe scoutmaster of troop
four, was given the bronze eagle palm
which is given when a- scout has re
ceived 26 merit badges. Jack Mor
rison and James Laman were given
star badges for having received five
merit badges above the first class
Port Martin and Frank Cowman
passed the tests for the rank of first
class scouts while Corwin Baldwin,
Julius Horst, Woodrow McConnoll,
Merlyn Baldwin, Alexander Gettman,
Arthur Kleinkneck, Page Warren and
Phillip Cline passed the second class
tests. Scout Raymond Gibbons, of
troop No. 21, Freewater, has enough
badges to qualify as an Eagle Scout
but he is to receive his badge at Free-
water. ' '
So many scouts are ready to take
their examinations for merit badges
that a special court has been called
for April 23. --rTrrr.: .: j
J. M. Bentley Pioneer
Passes At Pendleton
John M. Bentley, aged 88, formerly
sheriff of Umatilla county, a resident
of Pendleton since 1871, and one oi'
the best known pioneers, died at 3 a.
m. Tuesday at his home. He had been
in poor health for some time an1 suf
fered a paralytic stroke recently, re
ports the East Oregonian.
In point of years of membership
Mr. Bentlev was the oldest Mason in
Pendleton, having been a member in
1873 when Colonel George A. La Dow
was worshipful master. Mr. Bent
ley was a past worshipful master, was
an Oddfellow for the past 50 years,
and was also a Knight of Pythias.
- In 1882 Mr Bentley was appointed
assessor and the following year was
elected to office, serving four years.
Mr. Bentley was later elected sheriff,
being the seventh sheriff of this coun
ty. Those who preceded him in the
order of their election were Frank
Maddock, O. F. Tompson, Ad Nye,
John Pruitt, John Sperry and Cap
Martin. He was United States mar
shal in 1894 and 1895..
Mr. Bentley is survived by the fol
lowing children: Mrs. Ferguson, of
Pendleton; Mrs. Carrie Feist of Walla
Walk, and Mrs. Mabel Blumensaada
of Rainier, Oregon, and one son, John
E. Bentley of Pendleton. Mrs. Bent
ley died August 5, 1912.
Ships Machinery to Idaho
Sim Culley, prominent Weston
farmer, shipped a carload of farm
machinery, including a caterpillar
tractor to Rockland, Idaho, Monday.
The car was loaded in the Athena
yards of the Union Pacific, and was
billed to American Falls. From there
the outfit will be taken to a large
wheat ranch near Rockland, purchas
ed last fall by Mr. Culley.
New Fire Hose Purchased
The Athena council has placed an
order for 500 feet of new fire hose,
costing $1.15 per foot. On receipt of
this, Athena fire department will be
equipped with 1000 feet of first class
hose and will have in addition several
hundred feet of older hose that could
be brought into use in emergencies.
Repairing Hotel Roof
Repairs are being made to the roof
of the Athena Hotel, which was dam
aged by fire Thursday of last week.
Insurance was carried, which covers
the loss. While workmen are engair
ed . In , making repairs, Mrs. Froome
has decided to have the entire roof
of the building rexhlnglcd.
Water Sportu Dates
Dates chosen by the Pendleton
American Legion Post for the reget
ta and bathing girl contest, at Mc
Kay reservoir have announced for
June 15 and 16.
TO OPEN III
Western Oregon Streams
Are Being Planted With
The fishing season opens Monday,
and until evening reports: begin to
filter in, water stages m the different
streams, what the fish are 'taking,"
etc., and the size of individual catches,
will not be known.
Locally, fishing was the poorest last
season on the 'Umatilla and its trib
utaries that has been experienced for
several years back. There was pract
ically no fall fishing whatever, and
spring catches were mediocre and far
between. .. '
The status of present conditions are
vague, so far aa Umatilla county is
concerned, and if there has been any
fish planted in her streams this year
by the commission, no one has heard
anything about it. The Press receives
a weekly bulletin from the state
game and fish commission, and it is
full of dope for west side fishermen,
but nary a word of cheer for the
anglers of Eastern Oregon. The fol
lowing excerpt is from this week's
bulletin, and is a fair sample of the
dope, thus far:
"The recent activities of the hatch
ery department of the Oregon State
Game Commission should bring joy
to the hearts of anglers. Those who
fish the streams of Benton, Clackmas,
Lincoln, Linn, Marion and Polk coun
ties should be particularly pleased.
In Benton county Muddy River and
Mary's River each received 40,000
Eastern Brook trout. In Clackamas
plantings were ' made of Eastern
Brook as follows: Molalla River, 70,-
000; North Fork Molalla River, 20,
000; Sandy River, 10,000; Woodcock
Creek, 15,000; Still Creek, 12,000. In
Lincoln county the Siletz received 15,-
000 Eastern Brook, Little Elk 40,
000 and Euchre Creek 20,000. In
Linn county, Beaver Creek 89,000,
Bilyeu Creek 15,000, Burmister Creek
15,000, Calapooia River 20,000, Hamil
ton Creek 35,000, McDowell Creek
38,000, North Santiam 38,000, Stud
horse Creek 8,500, Trapper Creek 40,
000, Thomas Creek 55,000 and Wiley
Creek 20,000. In Marion county dis
tribution was made as follows: Beav
er Creek 24,000, Pudding River 74,
000, Abaqua 30,000, Stayton Lake 40,
000, Claggett Creek 22,000, Little
North Fork Santiam 20,000, Finney
Lake 15,000 and Salem Lake 18,000.
In Polk County Horse lake received
26,500, Big Luckimute 15,000 and
Rickreall river 12,000. All fish plant
ed were at least six inches in length
and many measured as much as nine
All thi3 in face of the fact that hun
dreds of anglers buy fishing licensee.
to nsh in the Umatilla, which if treat
ed right is one of the best trout
streams to be found in the state. But
the Umatilla, seemingly has been har
pooned. Its hatchery at Bingham
Springs has been adandoned by the
commission. Its last hatch of finger
lings for the most part, at least, was
dumped into the reservoir at McKay
dam, instead of the river where it
properly belonged. ,
If this is justice to a trout stream
that boasts of an automobile highway
from the mouth to its forks, and
which is fished by as many persons"
perhaps as any other stream in the
state, size considered, then we'll say
a squaw fish is a sturgeon; 'fesa up
that we don't know a reel from a spin
ner, and give up the sport.
Former Athena Man
Died In Canal Zone
James Feeler, formerlv a resiHfnf
of Athena, died March 14 in the Pana
ma canal zone, where he had lived
for several years. The remains were
brought back to Buhl, Idaho, for in
terment, the funeral being held there
on April 3.
A dispatch from Twin Falls states
that Miss Alta L. Feeler of Los.
Angeles was willed the bulk of th
$.36,000 estate of her father Tha mil'
was filed for probate. A sister, Mrr.
Mary ft. Duke of Lakeview, Ore., wat;
willed $3,000 in cash.
Garage and Car Burned
East Oregonian: The garage a
the George Ferguson residence on
College street, and the Ferguson ai
a Studebaker, were burned last mtf f
in a fire which occurred about 0-i'-
p. m. The fire is of unknown orig'n
and was discovered too late to k"r
the gasoline tank from nWiti Th
loss is estimated at $1500 and is
eoverea oy insurance.
Fight Hay Rates
Washington hay growers are rait
ing a fund of $4000 to present argu
ments in a freight rate case, before
the interstate commerce commission
at ft hearing In Seattle.