The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942, August 23, 1929, Image 1

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Entered at trie Post Office at Athena, Oregon, as Second-Class Mail Matter
Committee Named to Put
Plan Into Effect Ritner
and Shumway There.
KOAC Now Broadcast
ing Market News Service
For Benefit of Farmers
Richard Hamilton, Portland Oregon
ian staff correspondent attended a
meeting of the wheatgrowers of the
Inland Empire at Pullman, washing
ton, and found the f aimers ready to
vote for the formation of the North
Pacific Growers' Cooperative organ
ization as an agency to work with
the federal farm board for obtaining
benefits for the wheat industry under
the provisions of the federal agri
cultural marketing act. More than
75 representatives of the various
farm organizations of Washington,
Oregon and Idaho attended the con-'
ference, which reflected confidence
that the marketing act and farm
board would provide an opportunity
for a more profitable marketing of
the 100,000,000-bushel wheat crop
grown annually in the three states.
Before deciding in favor of the re
gional co-operative organization, the
conference formally indorsed the
marketing act and voted confidence
in the men chosen by President "Hoov
er to make up the federal farm board.
F. L. Wilmer of Rosalia, Wash.,
state senator, banker and wheat pro
ducer, was elected chairman of the
committee named to form the North
Pacific Grain Growers' Co-operative
organization. H. E. Goldworth, Ro
salia, state representative and wheat
grower, was named secretary. Other
members of the committee are: '
Washington 0. H. Cornwell, Walla
Walla; T. S. Hedges, Waterville; W. J.
Sutton, Cheney; W. R. Hegler, St.
John; Troy Lindley, Dayton.
Oregon Roy Ritner, Pendleton; C.
A. Harth, The Dalles; John Witt
comb, Arlington; A. R. Shumway,
Idaho George Lamphere, Moscow;
Owen Munce, Lewiston; G. P. Mix,
Moscow. A representative for south
ern Idaho is to be named.
Details of the co-operative organ
ization were left for the want of in
formation, the committee being in
structed to ascertain the proper
method of procedure from the federal
farm board. Likewise the question of
forming a pool, which would take in
more than 50.000.000 bushels of wheat
was left unsettled, pending definite In
struction from the farm board.
Reliance on the national board was
Insisted uDon bv Mr. Wilmer. who
counselled that "unless we co-oper-ata
with the federal farm board we
are lost. Other sneakers, including
National Representative French of
Idaho, urged co-operation under the
existing iaciiittes.
The conference grew somewhat
shaky at the outset when Charles L.
MeKenzte. Colfax, belittled co-opera
tion and nought to revive the deben
ture scheme or a federal fund of $1,
000,000 to purchase the exportable
KiirnliiH of wheat to raise Drices.
But the McKenzie proposal was put
aside on the protest of Mr. Wilmer,
who declared "we are no longer deal
ing with theories, but with a den
nite program, and unless we decide
to co-operate with the federal farm
nnrn we mierht as well ro home."
Oregon delegates staged a conflict
when Mr. Shumwav favored joining
with the national grain corporation,
but Mr. Ritner went to bat for a
nnrt.hwest regional organization. Fi
nally, after a warm discussion, the
Shumwav Dlan was dropped, but he
rgvived it somewhat later when he
obtained an expression in iavor ei a
northwest representative on the ad
visory council of the national corpo
ration. -
On the whole, members of the con
ference were eager to place the wheat
indimtrv in position to gain advan
tages offered by the marketing act,
but some doubts were raised, cnieiiy
because of the failure of several co
operative movements to induce the
rank and file of the wheat growers
to ioin the co-ooerative organization
But Mhor sneakers held " thai the
formation of tiie federal farm 'board
already was snaping seuumeu t
favor of co-operation,, with the ip,di
virtual farmers being impressed by
the fact tha the fejjer al gqve.nnient
was backing co-operative idea.
'!TfP farm marketing, act, under
which the farm board was created, is
more vital to the wheat growers of
the Inland Empire than to the pro
ducers of any other section," declar
ed Mr. Goldsworthy in his preliminary
observations. "We are a region apart,
primarily because a bigger percent
age of our crop goes into export than
that of any other district. Ttjia plan
has great possibilities 'for the better
ment of the wheat producers of Wash
ington, Oregon and Idaho."
Similar sentiments were indicated
by Oliver T. Cornwell of Wala Walr
la, ex-state senator and cultivator of
a large wheat acreage. Support of the
ciHTpermtlv-e (frranlZatWH given
Oregon State College. Through
the installation this week over the
college radio . station, KOAC, of
prompt and regular market reports,
farmers and others in even the more
remote sections of Oregon are now
enabled to learn the day's markets
and prices the same evening and to
take advantage of any sudden
The new service is provided by tap
ping the government leased market
news wire recently put into operation
by the U. S. Bureau of agricultural
economics. L. K. Breitnaupt, exten
sion specialist in agricultural ecd
nomics. assembles the reports and
prepares them for immediate broad
casting. Earle Greer of Kansas Uty,
who has had more than 15 years' ex
perience in handling reports lor var
ious government market news ser
vices, has been encaged by the col
lege to take the reports from the wire,
which is directly connected with the
trunk line from San Francisco to
Portland, Seattle and Spokane.
Only livestock markets are being
handled for the present, but it is
planned to include wheat and other
commodities as soon as the service
is operating smoothly. Broadcasts
are being made at 12:25 and 8:20
Improvement Is Seen
In the Fire situation
Portland. Marked improvement
was reported in most sectors on the
Pacific northwest forest fire front
during the past 24 hours, but con
tinued failure has been the lot oi
those searching the Chelan forest for
Douglas C. Ingram, grazing assist
ant to Assistant Forester Kavanaugh
of Portland, and Ermannie St. Luise,
Chelan youth, who were lost August
13. Reports to Major John D.
Guthrie, of the local office, Wednes
day stated 30 men have been added
to the search detail,! bringing tne
total to 40.
Ingram and St. Luise started from
one Camas creek camp to anotner,
following the stump fire side, but
their tracks disappeared m the direc
tion of McFarland creek and no fur
ther trace has been discovered.
Hope has not been lost, however,
forest officials believing the two men
may have found refuge along one of
the rockv cliffs that bound several
creek canyons in the vicinity. '
La Clerc creek basin, east oi Kuby
in Pend Oreille county, northeastern
Washinfrtori. is the seat of the new
outburst of hot flames. Associated
Press dispatches declared ranchers
and loggers have been forced to flee
for their lives. The fire has swept
more than 5000 acres, and the combat
force was increased from 150 to Zoo
men Wednesdav. Forest officials said
the fire threatened to be the worst in
the countv since 1910.
Oreeron rangers reported improve
ment all along the line. No new fires
were reported, and a Pendleton dis
patch stated several small fires start
ed by lightning early in the week had
been put under control,
Maesachusets Melons
Are Raised In
Melons famed as the finest any
where in the world are being raised
in Massachusets. They weigh Irom
eight and one-half to ten and
half pounds apiece.
The huge melons are raised in
ereenhouses. The vines are trained
up under the glass. So large are the
fruit, that they mus be individually
supported by nets,.
The melons are fron? imported
English stock and the seeds, are
sowp so that the fruit is in season
from June 10 to January 1. The
greenhouses contain 22 different
varieties of melon.
School Onens September 3
The Athena schools will open on
Tuesday, September 3, following
Labor Dav. Monday. September 2
The high school faculty, and corps of
grade teachers will arrive here next
week to make preparations for the
coming year s scnooi wont.
bv Rov Ritner. ex-nresident of the
Oregon senate and president of the
Eastern Oregon Wheat league, put
Mr, Ritner. displayed nq enthusiasm
for the noolinz plan.
' 'The wheat growers must organize
a coroperative body to get the full
benefit of the farm marketing act,"
emphasized Mr. Ritner, whose re
marks held attention because he was
fresh from a conference with Senator
McNarv. a leader in the farm relief
fight Mr. Ritner explained that the
federal farm board woiyd not approve
loans to individuals but that the
i500.u00.000 fund authorized by the
congress would be jtiHzed. as deemed
pecessary through co-operative er
ganizaion. The Oregon spokesman, who was a
candidate for a plc on the farm
board, concluded that the program
"hat possibilities. But will not yield
its' benefits Vo fast a many Expect."
I if jiiisii i u w
Nor tba fat of tbt State Hotut at Barton, at th left, it a tablet iking tin tlta of tl homo of John Hancock, fiitt (ovornor ol Maw-
achusctta and a signrr of tha Declaration of Independence, .
r fWi !
mm :
Striking photograph of Leonide
Pltamlc, the newly appointed minister
of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes to
the United States, who has recently
arrived In the National Capital to as
sume his post.
Round-Up Dress-Up
Parade At Pendleton
Bean Yield Is Lower
Than Earlier Expected
Pendleton. Everybody knows about
Easter parades, when the femmes
look their, loveliest and speak the last
word in style as to frock, hat, shoes,
etc. But listen Pendleton has a
fashion parade which is radically dif
ferent and it's for men only!
It takes place on tha last night
in August and is the Round-Up
Dress-Up parade, in which marches
every he-man citizen in town. Ana
every man of 'em is garbed in Wes
tern togs; the summer straw or felt
has been replaced by a ten-gallon
cowboy hat, the shirt worn with
prosaic business attire is distinctly
not the mode and in its stead is don
ned a . flamboyant creation really he
dazzling in its splendor, And with
these shirks are worn vests or pucK
skin, beautifully beaded necker-
iefs boots of hand carved leather
altogether, the attire is that of the
West where men are men and rodeos
are Round-Ups, ;
The parade presages the coming of
the Round-Up season and until the
close of the four day show, Septem
ber 18, 19 20 and 21, the Western
attire will be official. All business
men adopt it and the wearing of an
ordinary sky-piece or pallid shirt in
Pendleton during September is as
rare as a Chinaman sporting whisky
As for the Round-Up for which
Pendletonians are getting into their
glad rags, it's coming on apace and
there's a whole heap of preparation
going on. Fifty. Round-Up guests
from Texas have arrived and are now
roaming the hills waiting for opening
day; the half hundred are Texas
steers who will do their bit to make
it interesting for the cowboys in the
bulldogglng and iteer-roplng. The
Round-Up buckers which have had a
year of untrammelled freedom in
which to concoct new deviltries, will
be brought in from the hills Septem
ber 1, and various aggregations of
performers will bring in their fine
racing stock a week or so before the
The yield of the bean crop planted
by the Eickhoff Products company in
Umatilla and Walla Walla counties,
utilizing over 10,000 acres of summer
fallow land for the purpose, is said
to be far below expectations.
Deficiency of moisture or the cold
June and May weather, is believed to
have been responsible for the stunt
ing of the plants, according to H. H.
The yield has fallen much lower
than was predicted. However, little
harvesting has taken place on the
high land where the best yields are
When it was found that the device
on the cutters for placing the beans
in windrows caused excessive shat
tering, old fashioned hay rakes were
gathered up and by using these, the
shattering has been kept to a mini
mum. . , ;
Cleaning and grading machines in
stalled in Athena are taking care of
both the Athena and Weston crops,
and the beans are being shipped in
carload lots to Indianapolis, Indiana.
Two carloads have been shipped from
Athena and the third car will prob
ably be shipped out today.
Kansas Pork Raiser
Is Making Big Money
A 14 per cent return on his capi
tal investment is the record of
Kansas' new pork production cham
pion. William C. Mueller gained his title
by producing 100 pounds of pork at
a cost of $5.35. For every dollar in
vested in hogs, on his farm last year,
$4.57 was returned in the form of
sales or increased inventory.
Mueller's 620-acre farm yielded a
14 per cent return after $100 a month
salary, the customary amount, was
deducted for its owner. His invest
ment was $49,209, and his profits in
cluded no sales of grain or hay.
Men Left In Charge
Of Ranches Vamoose
When ? the Chase Garfield and
Flint Johns families went to Seaside
on their vacation trip a couple of
weeks ago, a man by the name of
Kelly was left in, charge of the Gar
field ranch and a man named Phipps
and another hand were at the Johns
Tuesday it was discovered that
the stock at both places was in need
of feed and water, and investigation
revealed that no one evidently had
been on either place for several days.
Officials found that trucks had been
taken and the three men had disap
peared. The Garfield truck was recovered
at Walla Walla by Deputy Sheriff
Vayne Gurdane, and it is " alleged
that the father of young Phipps, who
lives in the Milton section had him
return the Johns truck home, In the
meantime a man has been, employed
to look after the stock on. both, .the
Garfield and Johns places. . It is
understood that no arrests have been
made, the officers awaiting the re
turn of the ranch owners.
Many Fires Are Now
In the Blue Mountains
Fourteen In One Day
Walla Walla. Fourteen fires were
found Sunday morning by the fire pa
trol men in the Blue mountain dis
trict which is under the supervision
of Albert Baker of Walla Walla, ac
cording to a statement made by him.
These fires were caused by the thun
derstorm that occurred Saturday
night and early Sunday morning. The
largest of these fires burned eighty
acres before it was put out, in addi
tion to the fourteen that were found
and extinguished there were a num
bere more that burned out before' the
fire patrol could reach them.
: This summer has been very dry arid
the relative humidity has been very
low. For some time the humidity has
been between 12 and 17 per cent and
it is only in the last few days that
the humidity has reached 30 per cent.
The only thing that has prevented big
fires and serious loss has been the co
operation of the stock men and the
forest patrol men in keeping close
lookout for fires and in combating
them as soon as they are found, the
ranger says.
The rangers are scattered out over
a large territory and keep a sharp
lookout for fires at all times, while
the stockmen have been particularly
careful about their fires and have al
ways been ready to help the forest
patrol in its work whenever called on.
For the last few nights there has
been frost at Toll Gate and Tuesday
night ice formed over small pools of
water, Mr. Baker said..
Epidemic Killing Fish;
Elk Lake Ordered Closed
Sawdust For Fuel
The B. ft Richards residence on
Jefferson street will be heated with
sawdust fuel hereafter. Mr. Rich
ards will make the initiative installa
tion In Athena of an automatic feed
attachment to his furnace. He will
secure his fuel from the Harris mill
at Milton, on a contract price cover
ing a pericrd tit three ye&rv.
Russell Wilson Loses
Arm In Auto Accident
Walla Walla. After receiving a
broken arm and other injuries in an
automobile accident on the Dixie
highway early Sunday morning. Rus
sell Wilson had his left arm ampu
tated at the shoulder Tuesday at the
Walla Walla General Hospital. His
condition is reported very critical
and little change had been noticed
since the time of the operation.
His injury resulted when, a light
coupe, in which he wag riding crasn
ed into the back of a similar coupe
driven by Henry Marland, 929 west
Chestnut street.
Embargo Placed On
Rye, Barley and Oats
St. Paul. All railroads in the
northwest ordered an ambargo on
shipments of rye, barley and oats
from August 23 to August 31 in
compliance with recommendations by
the northwest shipper's advisory
Lack of storage space at terminal
elevators and warehouses in Minne
apolis, St. Paul, Duluth and Superior
was given as the reason, j 4
Handling at terminal markets has
been delayed, it was pointed out, be
cause of sluggish demand for rye,
barley and oats. . The heavy move
ment has. hampered, movement of
wheat, corn and flax, for which there
is a more active market.
W. C. T. U. Meeting
The next meeting of the W. C. T,
U. will be held Tuesday afternoon,
August 27th at the home of Mrs. C.
L. McFadden. A full membership at
tendance is particularly requested as
matters of vital importance are to
come before the meeting at that time.
An interesting demonstration will al
so be given showing the effects of
cigarette smoking on boys and girls
while going through their growing
period. These meetings are always
interesting and .this one promises to
be particularly so.
Queen Kathleen I
Queen Kathleen of the Pendleton
Round-Up will rule the cow capital
of the west during the annual show
September 18, 19, 20 and 21. In pri
vate life Kathleen McClmtock is
prominent in Pendleton's younger set
and a student of Oregon State col
lege. Miss McClintock is a very
capable horsewoman and was one of
the attendants to the queen at the
1928 Round-Up.
Hill On Committee
Maurice Hill has been named on
the Walla Walla airport committee
with Carey L. Stone and George B.
Pay, to select. referee, judges,
starrer and timeri to handle the stop
ef the national air derby racers at
Walla Walla today. The racers start
ed from Portland this morning en
route Cleveland.
Swimming Pool Filled
The Legion swimming pool at .City
park was filled with water, Tuesday,
when the city reservoir w emptied.
The pool has water to accommodate
e'wimsjeYti fter the week-end.
Filed Credentials
University officials and students
alike are looking forward to the best
and most progressive year in the his
tory of the institution and all are
preparing for a busy and enjoyable
three terms. High school graduates
from Athena who have already sent in
their credentials and have been ac
cepted for entrance to the university
include the following: Edwin Mc
Ewen; Ralph Buell McEwen, Jr.
Lenore McNair; Alberta Chariton.
Portland. Elk lake, one of the
most popular fishing centers in the
state, is closed to anglers, by com
bined order of the state game com
mission of the United States bureau
of hatcheries and the state board of
The lake shores are strewn with
dead fish, ranging from two inches
to two feet long, as the result of an
attack by parasite worms, and the
former sportsmen's paradise has been
deemed unsafe to public health. A
girl, member of a Camp Fire Girls'
vacation party which went to the
lake for its summer outing but
whose name was not revealed, is re
ported sick in a Bend hospital as a
result of eating fish from Elk lake
It was early in August that Bend
sportsmen' became alarmed about
the number of sick and dead fish in
the lake, and the game commission
was informed of the condition. Gulls
were blamed by the Bend people for
the condition. They told the com
mission . that the gulls were swoop
ing down to the lake and "pecking"
the fish as they raised, to the surface.
Matt Ryckman, state superintend
ent of hatcheries, investigated Au
gust 13, and, with P. E. Lynes, local
man stationed at the lake by the
commission, decided that worms, and
not gulls, were responsible. Fisher'
men have been kept put since the
warnings, but henceforth they will
be kept out by orders. A letter from
Mr. Lynes to Mr. Ryckman stated
thousands of fish have died since
August 13.
Infirmary Drive to
. Get Funds Now On
Portland. The "buy a brick" cam
paign inaugurated by the Oregon
Mother's Society to raise $50,000 to
match a similar appropriation by the
state legislature with which to con
struct a new infirmary on the
University of Oregon campus, is pro
ceeding throughout the state, officials
said Wednesday.
Seventy co-eds of the . University
are campaigning in Portland until
Thursday night and in other cities.
officials said, returns are coming in
Plans for the infirmary are conv
plete and construction will begin im
mediately after the campaign is fin
Local Faculty Asked to Co
operate In National
University of Oregon. An inten
sive educational campaign to acquaint
students of the United States with
the far-r6aching importance of the
Paris Pact will extend to high schools
throughout Oregon, it is announced
here by Dr. Arnold Bennett Hall,
president of the University of Ore
gon, who has been named a member
of the committee in charge by Arthur
Charles Watkins, director of the Na
tional Student Forum.
The principal and other faculty
members of the Athena Union High
school will be asked to cooperate in
the national project, and will be sup
plied with all information and liter
ature necessary upon application to
the director whose address is 532
Seventeenth Street, Washington, D.
,, Dr. Hall states. , '
While the national student project
ia essentially for study and discus
sion, optional competitive features
which include as a prize a trip to
Europe next summer will be open to
high schools taking part, it is stated.
The project, which has for its aim
the gaining of a better understand
ing of the important Paris Pact for
the renunciation of war, has been en
thusiastically endorsed by all leading
educators, and prospects are that the
tudy movement will be very success
ful, it is pointed out by Dr. Hall.
The awards competition will be bas
ed on a theme contest of 300 words
"Vfrwit Mor tho Ponf fn fVin Pn.
Drunken Driver Jailed
After he had created a disturb'
ance at a Pendleton -camp- ground
made a drunken drive for nine miles
along the Oregon-Washington high
way and finally '; stopped to belabor
his wife, S. C. Emery was arrested
by a state traffic officer and a deputy
sheriff. He was sentenced to 60 days
in jail and fined $100 in the justice
Washington Auto Plates
Washington's 1930 automobile
plates are coming out of the ma
chines at the rate of 5000 pairs a
day at the Walla Walla prison. By
December 1 it is expected the order
for nearly a half million pairs of
plates will have been completed. The
new plates will be just the reverse
of this year's, having green letters
on a white background.
Met At Intersection -In
avoiding a collision at the in
tersection of Third and Jefferson
streets Monday 'noon, Henry Knight
crashed his car into the curb, with
the result that one of the rear wheel
crumpled. Henry escaped injury in
the aCciddn't. ,
The Seed Pea Harvest
Weston Leader: Seed peas at th
McBride Bros, ranch on Eagle creek
where the acreage used was handled
by the Washington-Idaho Seed com
pany, are reported to have yielded
around -35 bushels per acre. Lon
siderable waste is reported, and the
McBride Bros, are importing hogs in
order to utilize it as feed. W.
Gable has finished threshing his seed
peas and has hauled 111 sacks to the
warehouse at Weston. He is said to
have secured around 10 sacks to the
acre. Other growers in the upland
regions are engaged now in cutting
itLeir CKjft. , ,, .
nunciation of War be made Most Ef
fective?" and besides the trip to
Europe, many state local prizes will
be offered.
To the first 800 high schools apply
ing, a copy of Professor ahotwell s
booklet, "The Renunciation of War"
will be sent free of charge, in ad
dition to other material made avail
able by various peace promotion
High schools throughout Oregon
are expected to take part in the na
tional project, Dr. Hall states. "The
Paris Pact stands as one of the most
important documents ever drawn, and
it is our hope that this national pro
gram may place the facts before the
public, so that an intelligent public
opinion on the realities involved may
be developed. Ve do not care what
side or attitude is taken on the pact,
so long as the merits of the treaty
are discussed openly and honestly."
Wallowa Harvest Is On
With 432 Bushels Top
Continued dry weather in the Wal
lowa section of the country has al
lowed farmers to make good pro
gress with their harvest work.
Threshing of winter wheat has been
going on during the past ten days.
Varying yields are reported. In the
hill sections north and east of Enter
prise some of the early-sown winter
wheat is reported to have yielded
from 30 to 35 bushels an acre, while
some other fields have run about 20
Gunner Carlson reports the best
yield for the season from a 39-acre
field which yielded 43 bushels an
Hay crops this season have been
exceptionally good. The potato crops
are reported to be poor.
Harvesting operations are well
along In the southern part of Gil
liam county with a fair yield. Hot
weather and smut brought down the
yield. In the Mayville country the
crop was good, some fields going well
over 20 bushels, and farther west,
around Buckhorn, about 15.
Buys Walla Walla Corner
It is announced that Nelson Jones
of Weston, has purchased the
Martin B. Lynch corner at First and
Popular streets in Walla Walla for
$8500. A month ago Jones sold for
about $20,000 his corner property at
First and Alder, one block distant, to
the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph
company. Jones has not announced
his plans for the new property.
Death Releases Primmer
Death cancelled the ten-year sent
ence imposed a year ago upon F.llis
Williams. Pullman car porter charg
ed with assult with intent to attack
Miss Evelyn Nobach, Washington
State college student; near Lind,
Wash., while the latter was a passen
ger aboard a train. Williams suc
cumbed to tuberculosis.
Yakima Spuds
A high yield for potato production
is reported from the Yakima Induin
reservation, when last week '.litre
was shipped 13 cars of the product
from 12 acres, an average of 11 toai
Vd the" acre.