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ATHENA, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 2. 1929
PEAK OF HARVEST
HERE THIS WEEK
Full Quota of Machines In
Operation With Bulk of
With the full quota of machinery
in operation this week the. 1929 Ath
ena wheat crop has passed the peak
of harvesting. .JThe weather has htn
ideal for the work, and due, to the
fact .that machinery instead of horsei
does the harvesting now and trans
ports the grain to storage, every
thing has been going in. "high," with
the result that the crop is being sav
ed with small chance of any loss from
unforeseen weather conditions.
The completest and most efficient
threshing outfits in the world are now
to be seen operating on Athena wheat
ranches. ' Combines equipped with
bulk grain attachments, pulled .by
caterpillar tractors,, transfer the
grain to trucks which whirl back and
forth between machine and elevator:
you just simply can't beat them.
Threshing outfits in this vicinity
gave the Farmers - Grain . Elevator
company plant a real workout' Wed
nesday, when at times the lower end
of Main street was blocked by wheat
trucks waiting in turn to dump at
the scales. A total of 411 truck loads
of wheat passed on to the scales,
dumped on the conveyors and passed
into the storage bins approximate
ly 27,000 bushels. Just one day's
work, but it stands as the banner day
for receiving wheat at the elevator,
which this year made provision for
receiving grain, by constructing
ft new addition to the plank
.. .. .... Harvest Notes
Or the John Banister place east of
Athena, ' a yield of 87 bushels per
acre is reported, ;. jJ
Carl Sheard finished harvesting his
Federation crop Saturday noon. Carl's
crop averaged 57 bushels per acre.
. Ernest Haynie's. Federation acreage
nortjh of Athena averaged 61 bushels,
it is. reported. This is the- highest
yield yet reported the Press.
Two grain fires, in the Walla Walla
, valley, one Sunday and one Monday
v destroyed about 6Q pr 7Q acres of
standing grain, approximately 1600
sacks of harvested wheat and a large
expanse of staihhle field. The ex
treme hi Feather lifts rendered the
wheat very dry,. is reposed, and
the danger front fire a great at pres
ent ' '' ; "
An eighty acre fied on Mrs. Lila
Kjrji's farm' averaged 2 bushels per
' acre. ;
George Sheard's prop of wheat
averaged 6114 hushels per acre.
Te Dudtey foome ' place, east of
own, cropped 55 bushels per acre.
Frank Copppcks fleld. averaged a
Jittle better than 47 bushels per acre.
. A. Q. Crawford had an average
yield of 49 hiishejs.
Wheat on the jqhn Walker farm,
south of town, is credited with a
yield of 53 bushels per acre.
W. O. Read threshed an average of
48 bushels. ,
Laurence Pinkerton's field averaged
42 bushels per acre.
Heat Wave Increases .
As Fire Hazards Mount
' The first real heat wave of the sum
mer began Monday, increased Tues
day and waved so strong Wednesday
f;t 'Athena thermometers registered
as' hjgh S 1?6: Press office
he hottest spot in Oregon 3 reliable
instrument recorded Ifji plus.
The mark of 106 is thought to be
the maximum for the summer here.
Starting with a reading of 83 at 7
o'clock,' Wednesday morning, after an
excessively warm night for this alti
tude, at 1 p. m., the 96 point had been
reached. At 3 p. m., the top notch of
the day was recorded.
Increased danger from forest fires
has resulted from the excessive heat
which has further dried up the in
flamable undergrowth already reduc
ed to a very dry degree by continued
drouth in the mountains. Forest
fcnfijjortyies are prevailing on vaca
typ'pjists and campers o exercise ex
treme caution u'n !l such time as rain
cp,mgs b relieve he situation.
Ifl the lumber districts "it i expect
ed thaf ft Vhr?Fdg will he declared
and action taken to guard the tim
Shoe Caught; Woman KilW
Trapped on the tracks by her shoe,
which had caught under rail, Mrs.
Zola Hook, 26, of Moscow, Idaho, was
killed by a freight train at a crossing
in Pullman,, Washington, reports to
the coroner said. No one saw the ac
cident; ' buf - investigators found her
shoe at the crossing, and a piece of
e height engine" carried, the pody
A. A. Foes was in town Tuesday
from his Walla Walla valley farm.
St. Louis Robin Down
- Endurance Flight Ends
With AlHRecords Beat
Cramped in a plana for 420 hours,
flying a distance equal to the circum
ference of the earth, exceeding more
than seven full days the previous
record, the St. Louis Robin was
brought down Tuesday evening by its
victorious pilots, Dale Jackson and
Forest O'Brien. ,
The plane landed in the giare 'of
floodlights around the field. Flight
officials and members of the ground
crew assisted' the fliers - from the
plane and with the assistance of
guards . made a ; lane t f hrough the
A few moments later O'Brincsand
Jackson were examined by- physicians
and entered an automobile which took
them to a - downtown hotel, where
they were to take rest after speak
ing over the radio in a nation-wide
hookup. - --' i i
Both- men were pronounced in ex'
cellent physical condition. : O'Brine
had gained two pounds since he and
Jackson went up July 13, scaling 140
pounds tonight as against 138 pounds
when the flight began. Jackson's
weight was the same as it was when
he went -aloft, 154 pounds.
The heart action of both men was
pronounced i normal .sand;-physicians
said their hearing was normal. They
conversed with reporters and friends
in the hangar. ' ' ' '
Jackson told newspaper men he
thought they could have flown the St,
Louis Robin 300 hours longer, O'Brine
declared they could ;. take the same
plane as it now stands and break
their own record. ; i.i
Both men agreed that their biggest
thrill of the entire flight was late to
day when they flew low over the field
and saw a crowd of 8000 to 10,000
watchers standing in the rain wanting
to see them land.
Both said the first 100 hours of
flying was the hardest and after that
it was not bad at all.
Making Whoopie Back in Grandma's Day Was Lots of Fun too, Say These Happy Pioneers
An Interesting Meeting .
The W. C. T. U. held its monthly
meeting at the home of Mrs. Bert
Kirby,. Adams, Tuesday. Eighteen
members were present and the guests
were - Mrs. Jj. V. ueualien, Mrs.
Shotts, Mrs, W. McPheraon., Mrs. A.
H. Curtis and Mrs, Crane, After the
regular business session a very in
teresting talk on the effective work
of the W, C. T, U, in Pennsylvania,
was given by Mrs. A- H, Curtfe of
Wayne County, Penn., who is visiting
her sister Mrs. Barney Foster. An en.
tertaimng program prepared by Mrs.
iiarence lubns or rendleton, was
given by a few of the members, after
which dainty refreshments were ser
ved, by Mrs. Chas. Betts and Mrs.
C. L. McFadden. The next meeting
will be held at the home 0f Mrs. C.
L. McFadden, on the Jas Tuesday in
August at which time a talk will be
given by a representative of the
Boys and Girls International Anti-
Cigarette League of Chjcago.
Here From South Dakota
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Harwood have
returned to Athena to permanently
reside here. They came Monday from
Huron, South Dakota, where they
went when leaving Athena over a
year ago. Both Mr. and Mrs. Har
wood are glad to be in Oregon again.
South Dakota is not so good this year.
Drought seriously affected the crops
in that state. Mr. Harwood will en
gage in painting and decorating in
Grain and Truck Burn
A fire which for a time threatened
destruction of the the buildings on the
Alex McKenzie farm near Adams,
Tuesday, destroyed acreage of stand
ing wheat and ' a farm truck- The
fire is supposed to have started from
the exhaust of the truck which was
being driven through stubble. The
fire spread with such rapidity that the
driver could not save the truck. Men
from Adams helped in battling the
flames and saved the farm building?.
Water Becoming Scarce
Water is becoming scarce in farm
wells in this vicinity, and the ser
vices of Johnny Hoey are consequent
ly in demand. Johnny recently com
pleted, digging a well on the Francis
Lieuallen ranch, south of Adams. A
plentiful supply of water was en
countered at a depth of 6,0 feef.
J. F. Kershaw has resigned
clerkship of School District No.
and of Union high school District No.
7. The school boards met and elect
ed Chase Garfield to fill both va
cancies, and Mr. Garfield hay quali
fied and is now clerk for the two dis
Portland Takes Game
Ontario, which defeated the Milton-
Freewater Legion ball teari at Baker.
was in turn defeated by th Portland
juveniles at Fpndlefcra Bonnd-Up
park, Sunday, jStfli
Ne Open Seatton
The Walla Walla county game com
mission has decreed there will be no
open season on upland birds in Wal
la Walla county this year.
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England Is . Host To Four
Hundred Fifty Acres
v'i!',:r'l::r of Boys. v-uVn
HW..5i:L of last what th. pioneer.
n,na. i ... , ... . . . .--" ... ucmuiiai.iai.iun ui jubi wnai me pioneers aid lor
VSEZ? JJJJl. ?" '"terfere with their particular brand of-
w.AM t M! ni " vwvi.vw uunKv miss mry uicmarc ana miss ijerths Waldorf,
q.Avaisa viairc vuriis,
- old days.
1 he photo was taken at thecal Young ranch, and the covered wagon is a real one, just like they used in the rood
Still Higher Prices
Forecast For Wheat
The State Market Agent bulletin
draws attention to what may be ex
pected in the wheat market as set
forth by Charles D. Micheals, . the
Chicago Tribune's market writer, who
says: r-v ,"' ; .
"Not only are crops in the American
and Canadian northwest facing the
most serious drought in years with
production regarded as cut down 50
per cent and possibly more, but there
is drought in Argentina, South China,
Australia and the central and New
England states of this country, and
is also spreading in Europe..
'It presents a most serious world
situation as regards supplies Of wheat
and changes the position to the most
bullish known. This means higher
prices ultimately, with a close adjust
ment of world'r supplies to require
ments. It is expected to force foreign
ers, who are said to have delayed,
buying when Prices were down, to nay
50 cents, and possibly 70 cents higher
or more, before the end of the season.
One new fact of which is consid
ered as bullish is the attitude of the
new federal relief board in forming a
?o,uoo,ooo co-operative corporation
to handle wheat. It means the main
tenance of a higher standard of price
levels lor wheat, which should be re
flected in all agricultural commod
ities."' . v ., , ...?
Promotion of Team
Work Aim of Board
Declares Its Chairman
Rev. Dow Honored
Last Thursday afternoon. Mr. and
Mrs. A. H. Kibbey entertained at
their home fifteen youngsters j and
seven aauifs.in Honor fit thejr, son
Paul and Rev. Dow's birthdays. Paul
was the recipiept of many little use
ful gifts. Wafers and Ice cream were
served the children, while the adults
n joyed the huge birthday cake that
the hostess prepared for Mr. Dow. it
having the 42 candles neatly arrang
ed on it. As a complete surprise, Mrs.
Kibbey also presented Mr. Dow with
the birthday offering: ($22.78) that
she had so successfully raised a few
days prior. Mr. Pow fixprs'sed his
sincere gratitude to 'aril $e partici
pants in f he pifering. " A mjs$ enjoy
able afternoon was reported by all
present. '' " 5 ' - 5
Flint Johns is afflicted
swelling on the right side
throatand has been in ft Walla Walla
hoepital this week receiving treat
ment. Several months ago a hard
lump formed and little attention was
given it at the time, and last week a
severe swelling took place, with the
result that Mr. Johns was forced to
leave the harvest field for the hospital.
Dr. Sharp Home'
Dr. S. F. Sharn "returned home Sun
day from the hdsuj";al Vv'hW he was
confined for neyeral fofs. The doc-
wr fomewpai mp?ovefl, but u yet
unable to resume regular practice.
Three Snake Bitten
James Wimp who was bitten bv a
rattlesnake on a Redmond ranch sev
eral days ago, is recovering. Wimp
as the third man to be snake bit
this season on the lame ranch.
Outlining the policy of the federal
farm board, Chairman Legge has de
clared before the American Institute
of Co-operative movement: '
"The federal farifi board, as now or
ganized, is not going to buy or sell
any commodity, agricultural or other
wise," Mr. Legge said. "It is our duty
to assist you in doing a better job of
it yourselves. ? True, while we are as
sisting you, we will want to have
some voice in the trasaction,i par
ticularly when, you call, for govern
ment funds to aid in the operation.
"It is probable that you may find
this board of real assistance, even
though you may not need financial
aid. The board will provide a con
tract between organized farmers and
the . government and any organized
group may come to the board for
counsel, advice and assistance.
, "There are many people who think
the board's activities should be di
rected to the arbitrary raising of the
price level for agricultural products.
The board cannot raise prices arbi
trarily. Prices, as , has been said
many times, are determined by' basic
economic conditions. What the board
hopes to do is to assist farmers to
become better ahle to compete with
other groups in the markets of the
nation and the World. It expects by
aiding in the development of co-operative
associations to make possible
economies in marketing and stabilize
marketing conditions, and to assist
farmers to obtain their just share of
the national income. , 1
"The farmers and the bublic must
be patient," concluded the chairman.
"The problems of agriculture are of
long standing and cannot be solved
Veterans of 2nd Oregon
Plan for Annual Reunion
Men of the Second Oregon regi
ment, who on August 13, 31 years ago
participated in the capture of Manila
from the Spanish, will hold their an
nual reunion in commemoration of
that event Sunday, August.lll, at
Laurelhtirst park, Portland.
The meeting will open at 1 o'clock
with mess call, followed an hour
later by invocation, offered by Colonel
W. S. Gilbert, and the address of
welcome from Colonel Percy Willis,
president of the Second Regiment
Veterans' association. Names of com
rades who have died since the last
reunion will be read,- und taps will
be blown in their memory. -
Governor Patterson will deliver the
principal address. The meeting will
close with the reading of resolutions
and the election i of , officers. : Com
rades from many Oregon cities arc
expected to attend. , , , ,
The Manila Times, reunion paper
of the organization, tells how the
Second Oregon regiment "was among
the first to enter Manila when it Was
captured. The regiment also had the
honor of pulling down the Spanish
flag and hoisting the Stars and
Stripes on the citadel.
- For a number of years Laurelhurst
park has been the scene of the regi
ment's reunion on the Sunday nearest
the anniversary of Manila's capture.
New Gasoline Process
Gasoline extraction of 100 ner cent
by weight and a. lightly greater
amount by volume from crude oil so
heavy t.hftt it yields no gasoline, when
put through the edd-jfasbioned refin
ing stills, has been accomplished by
the Standard. Oil company . of New
Jersey, using- the new hydrogenation
process. This compares with ap
proximately a 60 per cent recovery
possible in the more modern cracking
plants- now generally in use.
Chamber Votes $2500
Directors of the Portland Chamber
of Commerce have voted an appro
priation of $2500 to further the work
of the Umatilla Rapids association. As
agreed at a meeting Monday, the
money will be turned, over to the Co
lumbia Valley, association and then
re-allocated to the Umatilla project
as a unit in the general river develop
Bolt Strikes Bend Man
Charles Rude. 44. was killed .and
five fellow workers narrowly escaped
death at Bend, when a bolt of light
ning struck the yards of the Brooks
Scanlon Lumber company. The bolt
that killed the mill worker was one
of at least a dozen that hit in or near
Bend, shattering trees at the base of
Pilot butte, and starting several for
.X Wheat Scores Gain
Chicago reported the heaviest ex
port demand for cash wheat so far
this season, with Bales of domestic
winters estimated at 2,000,000 bushels
or more, with claims of 500,000 to
1,000,000 barrels of flour having also
been taken, combined with the pur
chase of 1,000,000 barrels of flour in
the. southwest by the Ward Baking
company, brought about a complete
reversal of sentiment in the wheat
market yesterday. Prices advanced
over 4c a bushel in about half an
hour, following a small dip at the
opening. Wheat prices as quoted in
Athena yesterday: White, $1.21 for
sacked, $1.18 for bulk; red, f 1.17 for
sacked, $1.14 for bulk. .
"Wolf Song" Tomorrow Night
Gary Cooper and Lupe Velez will
be seen tomorrow and Sunday nights
at the Standard Theatre In Para
mount's big picture of the open
spaces, "Wolf Song." Louis Wolheim
co-stars with Cooper and Velez in
this fine photoplay with its Spanish
Mexican plot laid in the great out
doors. Mrs. Pinkerton will be at the
piano and three reels of news, sports
and comedy are on the program.
Farmers Selling Wheat f .
Walla Walla wheat eales continued
to mount Wednesday with the total
sales for the last four days reaching
In the neighborhood' of 625,000 bush
els. Shipments are being made stead
ily, most of the wheat going to Port
land, reports the Union. Consider
able wheat is being shipped . in the
bulk this year, several of the dealers
having adopted this system entirely.
A l'rt For Boardman
The United States commercial air
service-has leased a tract land for
a landing field at Boai'dman.
Heavy List Is Given
To the Livestock Show
Inclusion . of the Pacific Interna
tional Livestock exposition on the
largest and most attractive circuit
ever arranged for the west is ex
pected to make this t year's show,,
October 26 to November 2, a record
breaker for attendance. A. C. Ruby,
president, announces completion of
all stake subscriptions and horse show
classifications will be ready for dis
tribution within the next week.
Th circuit begins in Palo Alto
August 3, and than follow in order,
the Stockton show, Sacramento state
fair, two shows in southern Califor
nia, Salem state fair, Seattle Inter
national, October 12 to 19, and, the
Pacific International. Following the
eAposition a special train will be made
up to go to the Kansas national horse
show at Wichita, from there to the
American royal at Kansas City, and
winding up at the international in
Chicago the first week in December.
- More than $35,000 will show in this
year's premium liHt, placing the Pa
cific , International once more among
the outstanding shows of its kind in
the country. . Nearly 100 classes have
been listed. Matinees will be given
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of ex
position week, prominently identi
fied with Mr. Ruby in charge of this
year's show are H. V. Alward, Paul
S. Dick, Julius Meier and O. M. Plum
mer, secretary. - i;
A special horse show train will
leave the east over the Milwaukee
system in time to make the Seattle
show, and the usual Pacific Interna
tional special will start about two
weeks later, leaving St Louis October
18 ' ,;
Athena Boy Scouts will be interest
ed to know that 1300 American Scouts
are enjoying the international " Boy
Scout! Jamboree : in 'Arrowe Park,
England, i' --" n ;i
According1 to an Associated Pi-pss
report, four hundred and fifty acres of
Doys, tneir entnusiasm undampered by
rainv Rkiea. are waif i Tier tfio nuinmi,
of the Boy Scouts world jamboree.
Flftv thousand scouts from ' 42 ' na.
tions, including 1300 American boys,
are camned at- Arrowe nark. - -Insf.
7 f w -
across the Mersey river from Liver
pool.' ' ' " - ' '-.
' Most of the ; Americans , received
their baptism of English wet weather
when they : arrived ; late r Sunday.
Dampness, however, neither crippled
their camn-makino- skill nor took th
edge off their appetite. In fact
Quartermaster Harvey Gordon of the
American contingent descrihed th an.
petite of the young scouts as simply
ravenous. , ,..;.:';., ;:":";
. The 49.000 other scouts alo an.
peared to bo excellent eaters, judged
by the cosmopolitan crowd always
hanging around the windows of the
baker's shoo in the auaint enmn mar
ket place, where the boys can buy
anything in any language. The camp
even has an international bank wViora
the scouts can cash checks of all na
tions and change American dimes or
Russian rubles into KnclUri am all
change. , r
- The (Treat pamn wilt ha
formally bv the duke nf rnnnnnn-ht
whose speech will be followed hw n
address by Sir Robert Baden-Fowell,
fz-year-old founder of the scout
movement : .
The prince of Wales will visit the
camp. ' He will stay overnight and
will. b the central figure of a grand
rally ef scouts of all nations. : The
jamboree ends August 13.
Prune Marketing Studied '
William A. Schoenfeld, northwest
representative of the United States
department of agriculture, located at
Portland, and W. H. Kipp manager of
the marketing department of the
Portland chamber, will be in the
Walla Walla valley next Tuesday and
Wednesday to meet shippers and
growers and discuss improved distri
bution for this year's prune crop.
Growers and shippers of the Yakima
valley and of southern Idaho are be
ing invited to attend.
Market Road Completed
The South Cold Springs market
road, four miles in length, connecting
with the Pendleton-Cold Springs high
way, will be completed this week.
The road is graded and graveled ac
cording to market road specifications.
The crew will move to the Mission
neighborhood where it will gravel
four milea of the South Miuuion mar
ket road.. . - ' . ' i ,
Weston Resident Involved .
Albert Piersol. resident of Weston.
was arrested Saturdav nieht hv mem
bers of the Umatilla county sheriff's
office and turned over to Walla Walla
county .'authorities as a suspect in a
wool stealing case. Albert Germaine
and G. L. Bisbee were arrested at
Zillah, Wash., Wednesday of last
week and are in jail at Walla Walla
on similar charges. Piersol admits
knowing Germaine, but denies con
nection with wool thefts. Piersol and
Germaine entered a plea of guilty in
Superior court at Walla Walla Tues-
day, and were sentenced to serve six
months to fifteen years in the peni
tentiary. Bisbee denied connection
with the theft and will stand trial.
Dr. Raymond M. Rice
Will Locate In Athena
Dr. Raymond M. Rlffl. lata of Kan
Dieeo. California, is cominc to Ath
ena to locate permanently to practice
surgery and medicine. Dr. and Mrs.
Rice were in Athena Tuesday and
selected the Gross residence on Fifth
street to live in.
Dr. Rice will locate in the offices
on Main street formerly occupied by
Dr. Cowan. He is a graduate of th
University of Oregon, class of 1923,
(B. S.) and of the University of Ore
gon medical school, class of 1927, (M.
D.) ' '
The doctor served his internshlD aL
Emanuel hospital. Portland, and was
later resident physician in surgery in
the ban Diego County General Hospital.
Worms Attack Flowers
At a number of homes in Athena
worms have attacked the foliage and
roots of flowers and shrubs to the ex
tent that serious damage has result
ed. A long measuring worm has
made, lace work of leaves and a white
grub or cut worm has been working
at the roots. Some choice shrubs and
plants have been . destroyed by these
pests, which heretofore have not made
their appearance heve in large numbers.
William G. Smith
William G. Smith, 70, retired farm
er, died at his home near Whitman
station, Tuesday. He had farmed in
that section for 40 years. He leaves
his widow and five children.
Farm Buildings Burn
Two barns and a bunk house burn
ed Monday on the Walt Cresswcll
ranch, northwest of Pendleton. The
fire is the third td viuit the Cre'sswc!!
plac bi-tblail three yeVa.
Hurt In Accident
Mrs. Anna Wineland, sister of Mrs.
Andy Rothrock was injured in an
automobile accident when returning
to her home at, Walla Walla from
Athena, Saturday last. The Wineland
car was struck in the rear by another
driven by a man who is said to have
been clearly at fault. Mrs. Wineland
was not seriously injured. ' ' .
Twenty-Three Fires Reported
Twenty-three forest fires were burn
ing along tho eastern crest of the
Cascades Wednesday, but all wen
under control. The timber fires ws..
started by the series of electric 'sti--. ;..
that caused over central Cir'r'r'rin T.I..-..
day any TiTe'sHay nfghfa.